Preachers worth watching-Not for sensitive ears

I have watched a lot preachers over the years. I’ve seen the false teachers like Benny Hinn and false preachers like Copeland and Osteen.

I’ve watched John Hager for years. J.D Farag…and then I found Pastor Charles Lawson last year. What a amazing preacher. What a true man of a God teaching His word.

He preaches Gods word with passion, he tells it like it is. He’s not sugar coating God for the sensitive ears of this new offended generation.


If you’ve never heard of Charles Lawson, I highly suggest you check him out. His sermons can be found on YouTube, and his web address is

Thou Shall Not Bear False Witness

Asia Bibi has been found not guilty by the high court of breaking blasphemy laws in Pakistan. Within minutes of her acquittal came riots, protests and demands for her death. If Asia Bibi does not escape Pakistan, she will be killed.

The judges that ruled in her favor are also receiving death threats and calls for them to be murdered. This is not a first in Pakistan, which is why it’s surprising the courts ruled in her favor. In Pakistan, politicians that supported Asia’s release have been murdered in the past.

Shouts of “Friends of blasphemers deserve death” have been the repeated cries from the Pakistani citizens. The judges that overturned her conviction are being guarded day and night.

Shahbaz Bhatti was murdered in 2011 after he defended Asia and called for her release. He was also the only Christian in the entire Pakistani government. He defended her fiercely; and for this crime, he was murdered.

The entire thing started over well water. Asia Bibi was a farmhand and was gathering berries in a field with other women in June of 2009. A Muslim told her to fetch water from the well; and when Asia saw an old metal cup lying on the ground near the well, she filled it and drank from it.

A Muslim woman with whom she was involved in a land dispute became angry and yelled that a Christian contaminated Muslim drinking water. She then yelled to Asia, “You’ve contaminated our water and now you dare speak for the Prophet! Stupid b****, your Jesus didn’t even have a proper father. He was a bastard; don’t you know that?”

It was then demanded that Asia convert to Islam, but Asia stood firm. She responded by saying, “What has Muhammad ever done to save mankind? Jesus died to save mankind; why should I convert and not you?”

The bravery of that statement alone is enormous. What we in the West take for granted can have you killed in other parts of the world. When God told us not to bear false witness, someone like Asia Bibi Noreen is who He had in mind. That simple statement ended with the Muslim woman claiming Asia blasphemed against Muhammad. She had allegedly blasphemed Allah and Muhammad in the largest Muslim country in the world. A mob showed up at her home days later, and she was beaten and arrested. The local Imam told her she could convert to Islam or die. She refused to deny Jesus.

Suddenly more Muslims either heard her speak this blasphemy or they said she admitted it to them. Highly unlikely. Even the local police were of no assistance; they also persecuted her.

A police officer, Muhammad Ilyas, claimed that Asia said “the Quran is fake, and your prophet remained in bed for one month before his death because he had worms in his ears and mouth. He married Khadija just for money; and after looting her, kicked her out of the house.”

The bearing of false witness just kept growing to more and more things she allegedly said. Asia has denied them all since her arrest in 2009.

Within days of her blasphemy accusations and her repeated refusals to deny Jesus, a local Muslim leader began speaking of her blasphemy from the loudspeakers of the mosques, where all Muslims hear and listen. They were told that a Christian woman had spoken the most blasphemous words against the prophet Muhammad. This started a firestorm; it soon spread throughout Pakistan’s enormous population that a Christian woman committed blasphemy against their beloved prophet; how dare she. Calls for her death ignited all over; riots and protests began. Asia thought surely she would be killed before night’s end. She did not think she would be alive for nine days, let alone nine long years confined to a prison.

By November of the next year, and to her surprise, she was still alive but still imprisoned. That month, she was found guilty and was ordered to be executed.

After the sentencing, Asia said, “I cried alone, putting my head in my hands. I can no longer bear the sight of people full of hatred, applauding the killing of a poor farm worker. I no longer see them, but I still hear them, the crowd who gave the judge a standing ovation, saying: ‘Kill her, kill her! Allahu Akbar!’ The courthouse is invaded by a euphoric horde who break down the doors, chanting: ‘Vengeance for the holy prophet. Allah is great!’ I was then thrown like an old rubbish sack into the van… I had lost all humanity in their eyes.”

Salmaan Taseer, who was the governor of Punjab and also a Muslim, fought for her and said that Asia would probably be pardoned if the High Court did not suspend the sentence. Taseer was also outspoken against the blasphemy laws. He was murdered by his own bodyguard in Islamabad, shot more than two dozen times with an AK-47. The assassin became a superstar, while religious leaders all over Pakistan declined to perform Taseer’s service.

Her appeals had been ongoing for years, which is typical in Pakistan. Most end up dying in prison. In the 48 hours since her acquittal, signs calling for her beheading have popped up all over. She has had a bounty on her head since 2010. I fear that it’s not if they get to her; it’s a matter of when. Millions and millions of Muslims, this week alone, said they would personally risk death to kill her. They feel they will be rewarded by Allah.

In part, the court’s ruling states: “According to the Holy Qur’an, a Muslim’s faith is not complete till he believes in all the Holy Prophets and Messengers of Almighty Allah including Jesus Christ (Isa son of Maryam) (Peace Be Upon Him) and all the revealed Holy Books of Almighty Allah including the Holy Bible. From that perspective, insulting the appellant’s religion by her Muslim co-workers was no less blasphemous. — Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

This is surprising, but in the grand scheme of things, maybe not so much. This is promoting Isa, the Muslim Jesus. This seems to be an opening happening all over where the world’s religions all find one thing in common – Jesus, being the Son of Mary, a great prophet, not the Son of God.

The high court also said they believed the Muslim women themselves broke Islamic law.

We all know it’s wrong to lie. Even if you’re not a Christian, you have some recognition that lying about someone else just isn’t something you should do. Bearing false witness in places like Pakistan is a death sentence. Even though Asia has been acquitted, the mob will kill her if they get to her.

Right now she is in an undisclosed location, as is her family. Her family was essentially on the run after Asia was arrested in 2009. Her young daughters were beaten when the mob came looking for her.

God set Pastor Brunson free; He can set Asia free. He can help her find safe passage from the country if it’s His will. I pray it is.

America was meant for immigrants just like Asia. While Obama let Muslims from violent and war-torn nations flood in, it’s the Asia’s of the world he, and the rest of the West, dismissed.

In Nigeria, Christians are under extreme persecution. Thousands of men, women and children have been murdered in recent years by Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group, and other Muslims throughout the country. The murders are barbaric. Nigeria is one of the most dangerous countries in which to be a Christian. Boko Haram made headlines when they kidnapped 400 Christian schoolgirls. Since that time, 399 of those girls denounced Jesus and eventually returned home. One lone girl remains because she refuses to deny Jesus. Leah Sharibu will not be released until she denies Him, but she’s steadfast in her faith. The unspeakable torture and abuse she has endured in unimaginable.

Iran has a torture factory for Christians called the “black hole of evil.” They have completely outlawed Christianity. If a Christian is arrested, this is where he is sent. He will be tortured for months. If the torture isn’t bad enough, the Christian loses everyone and everything. Families shun them and friends stop speaking to them; this probably makes it unbearable. They endure years of torture and emotional abuse for refusing to deny Jesus.

In China, Christianity is also outlawed and punishable by torture, being shunned and ostracized, sent to reeducation camps, jailed, fired from jobs and being evicted from homes. The persecution of Christians right now is at its highest level in decades. Churches are being destroyed, Bibles burned and Christians arrested. One pastor was told to mount a facial recognition camera facing the congregation. He refused, and his church was closed down. The pastors that did agree to mount the cameras saw one hundred Christians sent to reeducation camps.

In North Korea, Christianity is outlawed also. The punishment is torture and death. You must worship one person in North Korea, Kim Jong-un. There are a couple of old churches, but they are as fake as the fruit stands – for show to visitors only. Surprisingly, it’s not a Muslim nation that Open Doors has labeled the most oppressive country in which to be a Christian; it’s North Korea for the past 17 years. The NK gulag system is where a Christian will end up.

Christians are forced to stand on their tiptoes in water that reaches to their nose for hours on end.  There are numerous barbaric punishments for anyone that breaks the law, but especially Christians.

Iraq, surprisingly under Saddam Hussein, had more Christians living there. One of his closest advisors was a Christian. Iraq, considered the cradle of civilization, once boasted a large Christian population, but it has dwindled substantially over the last decade. Where Christians were once relatively safe to worship, now they face death. These same Middle Eastern countries, before Islam, had numerous Christians. They have been executed or fled for their lives.

Asia Bibi isn’t the only Christian facing severe persecution; there are thousands across the world. In the US, we face our own persecution, but not on the scale we see across the world. There are thousands of Christian women and girls being held as slaves, and their only hope is Jesus Christ.

Will you stand firm for Jesus like Asia and countless others have? If it’s your neck or your family’s neck literally on the line, will you stand for Him? It’s easy to say we will when we are not under constant threat of death. As Jesus said while praying in the garden, “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Peter was willing to defend Him and not deny Him, but He also denied Him out of fear, the same fear we face today. As Jesus prayed and wept in the garden, He wanted the disciples to stay awake with Him, to pray. The disciples could not stay awake, even in Jesus’s time of need and comfort. He was God in the flesh, but again, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Will you stand for Him in a time when we Christian warriors are needed most?

If He can stand for you, then you must have the faith and courage to stand for Him! It doesn’t matter if it’s in your own country or across the world. We are brothers and sisters in Christ. Perilous times are coming; are you ready to stand strong?

If you deny Him, He will deny you. Put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6:11-18). Stand at watch for our Lord and Savior, because it’s not if He returns; it’s when.

Asia has had the courage to stand for Christ; she refused to back down. Will you be like Asia? Pray for her! She is in danger. She needs the prayers from Christian warriors, now more than ever!

The first time He was here, he was led like a lamb to the slaughter. When He returns, He will be the Lion of Judah. He will separate the wheat from the chaff. He will separate those with His seal from those who reject Him. The King is coming; are you ready? GET READY.

Vanessa P

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A Wise Man’s Heart Is at His Right Hand

Barack Obama did it again, only this time it wasn’t in South Africa, though it was nationally televised. He spoke in front of an adoring room full of college kids, patting himself on the back over his 8 years as President. He took complete credit for the economy that President Trump rescued. Obama took credit, while bashing our 45th President. This is a shameful and embarrassing lie. Number one, a former president does not do this. They do not bash the current President under any circumstances. The Democrat Party knows no boundaries.

The moment I found out Obama rented a house in Washington, I thought to myself, “He’s not going anywhere; he’s not leaving.” I told my husband the same thing. This was unprecedented, but everything Obama did for 8 years was unprecedented.

He has stayed relatively quiet since leaving office, as he’s been jet-setting all over the world with the rich, white elites of the world – the same rich, white elites he mocked in front of a crowd in South Africa.
Obama fanned the racial flames there, just as he’s been doing here for ten years now.

In June of 2016, Obama said the following in regards to President Trump: “He just says, ‘Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well, how — what — how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually, the answer is he doesn’t have an answer.”

Now this week, as he spoke at the University of Illinois while accepting an award for “ethics in government,” he apparently is the one who used the magic wand. Yes, you read that right; the most unethical president was getting an award for ethics in government, and he’s also taking full credit for the economy under President Trump. Obama was the only President to have not had one year of 3% GDP growth. Obama’s GDP growth was the weakest since 1949, averaging at 1.48%.

Obama told us we would never see 3% again, that our jobs weren’t coming back. President Trump has that magical wand former President Obama spoke of. Not only have we surpassed 3%, we’ve surpassed 4%.

In early 2017, the LA times wrote an article that stated President Trump was dreaming if he thought he could ever hit 3%. I wonder if there has ever been a retraction. I wouldn’t count on it though.

The democrats have grown desperate. Nothing they say or do has any negative affect on President Trump, and his poll numbers are consistently higher than Obama’s at the same point in his presidency. More Americans are also starting to realize the Russian collusion story was a fabricated lie. This doesn’t help the democrats. Even left-leaning democrats are not left-leaning enough to many “progressives” that took control of the party. In Michigan, there is an openly anti-Israeli congresswoman guaranteed a win because nobody is running against her.

In Florida, Mayor Gillum is challenging Desantis. Gillum is a leftist, with socialist views. He is mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, the most dangerous city in all of Florida and the most dangerous city in the country when comparing it to other cities of similar size. Where a democrat is in charge, especially as mayor, there is corruption, crime and high dependence on the state. This is what the democrats want for all of us. Democrat cities are full of lawlessness. Jesus warned us in Matthew 24 that, in the last days, lawlessness would take hold, and men’s hearts would grow cold.

People remember the names of Charles Manson, Lizzy Borden and even the Lindbergh baby because these were shocking crimes. Manson had people under complete control; and in 1969 they murdered for him, and proudly claimed to worship Satan. Lizzie Borden is infamous because in 1892 she was suspected of murdering her mother and stepfather with an axe. If this evening the news reported that a teenage girl murdered her family with an axe, most of us wouldn’t bat an eye.

The Lindbergh baby was kidnapped from his home and murdered when he was only 20 months old. The crime was never really solved; and even though it was in 1930, people still know the name and remember or know the details of the case. Today, a baby being kidnapped and murdered is such a common occurrence, nobody would be shocked. In 1930, it was shocking. It was brutal.

In 1996, Susan Smith drowned her two sons in John D. Long Lake while they were strapped in their car seats. This was 22 years ago, and it shocked the nation. In the last ten years, we hear of more and more mothers and fathers killing their children, and children murdering their peers or parents. We hear these stories so often, we can’t keep up with the names anymore. These are the birth pangs Jesus told us of. He said the last days would be like a woman in labor; the pains would increase the closer we get to His return.

Donald Trump won the election because, through prayer, Christians moved mountains. Now, if the left gets their way, these same mountains are threatening to crush us in November. If the left takes power, I can easily see the Christians in this country coming under attack. The hatred of Trump supporters is a masked hate for Christians.

Luke 14:27-28 “And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?”

The majority of Americans love and support our President. But do they also realize how important this election is in November? It’s the most important of our lifetime! Many people simply vote in presidential elections, but you are needed this November. We are either voting for American interests and American citizens first or we are voting for globalization of America and our ultimate downfall, where American citizens become like the citizens of Germany, Sweden, Venezuela and Spain. The list goes on.

We are already being silenced now; imagine our forced silence under socialist control? I said in my last article that the US and Christian West are like the Romans; Caesar Augustus said give them bread and circuses and they won’t notice Rome crumbling around them. With a full belly and football season underway, many don’t have time for God, let alone keep up with world news. The geopolitical scene right now is literally right out of the Bible, with the nations being named.

In November 2016, Americans voted for real change. They voted for a President that promised to put America first, and he has. He has done, in less than two years, all of the things democrats promised to do for decades in order to be elected and then don’t do anything they promised. The Democrat Party has supposedly wanted prison reform; and under Obama for 8 years nothing was done. President Trump has already started his prison reform.

All of the black athletes and entertainers that claimed they were for prison reform refused to participate. The Democratic Party just uses the black community to do their dirty work, and for votes. It’s always been about the votes. Many blacks replaced literal chains of their ancestors for mental chains today. The Democratic Party has convinced them they have their best interest at heart, but they don’t.

As Obama continued to speak at the University of Illinois to a crowd of uninformed college students, he proceeded to attack our President, but also the GOP and its millions of voters.

He of course spoke of racism, the civil rights movement and segregation – leaving out that it’s the Democrat Party that was guilty of racism and slavery. Obama talks of a country that sounds like it’s straight from the Antebellum period. I hear him and those on the left speak about the inequality and injustice that blacks still face today. This is wrong and not at all accurate of America off of the college campus. These leftists see color first, the very definition of racism.

He spoke of the rule of law and democracy. Yet under a democracy, mob rule wins out, which is why we are NOT a democracy. We are a constitutional Republic where the rule of law he spoke of is supreme. The Democrat Party under Obama threw the rule of law out of the window. They have spoken “democracy” so long, people believe we are a democracy. They see a “majority” rule as a good thing, not realizing it ultimately silences any dissenters.

Our founding fathers couldn’t have created a more perfect voting system. The Electoral College gives everyone a voice, from the businessmen in New York to the mechanic in Ohio. The leftists want to do away with the Electoral College and continue to flood our borders. Mob rule will decide for all of us if they have their way.

Two steps forward produces one back is what Obama claimed, as he fanned the racial flames. According to Obama, racism is alive and well, and they all voted for Trump. The only thing missing was his calling Trump supporters “deplorables.” He did however call us Nazis.

He spoke of privilege – this mythical “white privilege.” He was angry and of course DIVISIVE. Where does this white privilege exist?

He said we have less than two months to restore some sanity into our politics. What Obama is forgetting is the people voted to restore ethics in politics and government. His ethics award is a joke.

Obama claimed the democrats are better at making policies on justice and inclusivity. He keeps telling us how divided we are, separating us based on the color of our skin. Obama was the most divisive president we’ve ever had. He then spoke of how hard it is for young people to save money and how they should have no debt when leaving college, and of course Medicare for all. He left out the part about getting to keep your doctor. He also failed to recognize professors making hundreds of thousands of dollars that hike the cost of tuition.

What would an Obama speech be without Climate change? And right on cue with climate change, there was talk of a tax on gas and carbon pollution; this is a world tax – a one-world money system that we ALL pay taxes into. The US of course, under Obama, would have paid far more than her “fair share” we hear about so often. The US has no business taking part in a universal tax based on disputed science.

Obama spoke of how Walls don’t keep out terrorists or disease, as he lives behind high walls in Washington. No walls for us, only bridges. People like Obama are the elite that will look down on the rest of us peasants from their walled mansions on top of a hill. Trump supporters garner so much hatred that I can see us being sent to death camps immediately for not denying Christ.

President Trump did not start this leftist hatred, but he sure has made them expose themselves. This hatred comes when you’re told for 8 years you’re a winner, no matter what. Throwing a tantrum will give you the results you want. Well, news flash: That’s not how the United States works. That’s not how the real world is supposed to work.

Obama also said this younger generation needs to vote for restoration of honesty, decency and lawfulness in government. This coming from Obama, who had one of the most lawless administrations in our 242-year history.

Obama said, “We need well-functioning government and cooperation to restore faith in democracy… He said democrats need control of Congress, so vote! He said we need congress to bring real change, but didn’t he have eight years to show us his definition of change? Some are still trying to recover from the Obama administration’s idea of “change.”

As usual, in Obama fashion, it was a doom and gloom message. Except of course when he took credit for President Trump’s economy.

Obama then talked about common ground between political opponents. He knows, he said, because he’s seen it and lived it… there are white people who do care about black people, and black people that care about the struggles of white rural America. And Evangelicals are deeply committed to climate change?! This one has me curious, and I hope it’s not true.

He said Conservatives are against separating mothers from children at the border, something Trump himself stopped by executive order. Common ground is all based on whether they believe in it or not. Common ground is based on what their political views are. If you disagree, there is no common ground. If you voted for President Trump, you’re called a white nationalist and Nazi. In 2008 and 2012, most of Obama’s voters were white. In 2016, some even voted for Donald Trump. Does that make them suddenly racist? How does that work?

How does a black man get elected by a racist nation when millions upon millions of white voters voted for him? How is the United States a racist nation when thousands of white men died to end slavery and to keep the union together? The Republican Party has a long history of voting for civil rights, while the Democrat Party has a long history of racism and enslavement.

If churches are teaching global warming, when are they preaching about Jesus? Obama is undoubtedly talking about a Kenneth Copeland or TD Jakes. I hope and pray that God’s house is talking about His return, at any moment, over the temperature outside. Global warming is a myth, and soon it will be illegal to say that. Global warming is like a cultic religion. If you don’t believe the admittedly flawed and fudged data numbers, then the left will hate you and demonize you.

Obama reminded us that this college generation has more voters than at any other time in history, then proceeded to bash old white men in congress for not understanding them.

He was very passionate about getting young people to vote; and with the help of Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, the left will have a huge turnout in November. Conservatives are being censored; they are being shadow banned; they are being completely silenced. President Trump must act now. Silencing one group cannot be allowed to continue, whether you agree with them or not.

Obama brought up the cliché talking point of the “NRA funds GOP.” And of course he brought up the #metoo movement. He didn’t comment on one of the leaders of the #metoo movement sexually assaulting a teenage boy over several years.

Of course, the most democratic cliché talking point is women. There aren’t enough women bosses. Women deserve equal pay for equal work. Then he told the crowd again to vote. Their vote has the power to save a life! Their vote can stop a school shooting, and it will stop white nationalists like those in Charlottesville. Meaning Trump supporters. Vote for change. Don’t sit home, he said passionately.

Vote vote vote. Are you listening? The left is doing everything they can to win this election in November. If your church isn’t talking about the importance of November, ask why? The mainstream media is not showing you the leftist attacks on conservatives; they aren’t showing you the number of people leaving the Democrat Party in the #walkaway movement.

Obama also spoke about the power of fear the closer we get to Election Day and that people will do anything to hang on to their power. This sounds an awful lot like McCain and Pelosi, both refusing to give up their power, and one holding on until his last breath. Even after death, McCain was worried about what happens in the world. It takes a special kind of petty to not allow people at your funeral. Speaking of the McCain funeral, it was more like an anti-Trump rally. The same people defending McCain today viciously attacked his character in 2008. McCain’s death simply showed the outrageous hypocrisy on the left.

Obama said he’s hopeful that out of this political darkness there is an awakening in people. The political darkness he speaks of is not being seen or felt by the average American. It has apparently grown much darker in Washington and Hollywood, and I’m not so sure that’s a bad thing. He said this Movement of younger people is more diverse and the majority are women. The audience again applauded at talk of elevating women, but I thought we were all equal? Why do women need a helping hand, and why out loud does the left talk about the power of women – but behind closed doors, sexually assault them?

Obama said President Trump is a symptom of our racism; he said Trump has capitalized on resentments that politicians pushed on us. He spoke of a beautiful and smaller world. There’s the bridges, not borders, again!

He told the crowd that they were coming of age during a time of growing inequality and economic divide. They are coming of age as America has suddenly gone backwards.

To the left, or fools as commonly described in the Bible, President Trump cutting taxes for the middle class is comparable to Adolf Hitler murdering six million Jews – that President Trump not wanting just anyone coming to America and leeching off of its citizens is comparable to Joseph Stalin, another murderer of millions. Meanwhile, Christians and even Muslims are facing extreme persecution in China, people are starving in Venezuela, and London is in a horrible crime wave; but somehow, President Trump is the biggest threat that our nation and even the world faces? I somehow find that hard to believe. I think he is a threat to the globalist agenda, and that’s why the powerful elite hate him.

Obama then patted himself on the back for bringing us out of the worse financial crisis and worst recession in our lifetime. He said he worked hard to end the crisis, and that’s why we are doing so well today apparently – that actions he took have caused the economic growth under Trump. He then said he cut our deficits by half. Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t he double our debt?

He spoke about the miracle of our job numbers, claiming they are the same from 2015-2016. Yet in 2016 he made the comment that the jobs “were not coming back.”

He warned that President Trump and the Republican Party are pitting one against the other, and again called us bigots and fear mongers.

He then claimed that nationalism is a barely veiled hint at racism. The left has demonized nationalism and Patriotism across the world. Without borders, there is no strength. With nationalism comes unity, and with unity comes strength. The left cannot afford for the citizens they rule to have unity or strength. The left cannot afford to lose the black vote either, but support among black voters for President Trump is steadily rising.

America made a choice in 2016, but the left refuses to accept or acknowledge our constitutionally protected vote that made Donald J. Trump our 45th President. November is their last chance to stop the America-first agenda.

Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Remember, these globalist elite leaders, from Washington to Hollywood to Europe, are old demons in new bodies. We were warned we wouldn’t be fighting flesh and blood, but the spirit that’s behind the flesh and blood.

Were you happy under Obama? His administration destroyed what America once was; but there’s an opportunity to bring that greatness back, and that’s by voting against the democrats in November. If the democrats take the House, this nation is in trouble. If they win in November, the Trump administration will be wiped away. Our President would be impeached for some made-up crime? The voices on the right are already being silenced by the left. It will only get worse. Fake news media won’t even report on the censorship.

Obama disparaged Fox News numerous times during his administration. The Mainstream media was absolutely silent in their defense. During his time in office, Obama attacked Fox News several times, and in 2008 said he’d do better in the polls if Fox News didn’t exist.

In 2009, Anita Dunn, the White House communications director for the Obama administration said, “We’re going to treat them (Fox news) the way we would treat an opponent…. As they are undertaking a war against Barack Obama and the White House, we don’t need to pretend that this is the way that legitimate news organizations behave.”

In 2010 Obama said, “I think Fox is part of that tradition — it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. It’s a point of view that I disagree with. It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world.”

In February 2014 during a pre-Super Bowl interview, President Obama said Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly was being unfair for asking questions about ObamaCare’s failures, the IRS scandal targeting conservatives, and Benghazi.

In September 2016 at a Clinton fundraiser, President Obama predicted a close election “because of Fox News and some blogs that are churning out a lot of misinformation….” Then in November 2016 after Trump’s win on Election Day, Obama blamed Fox News for the loss because of “Fox News in every bar and restaurant in big chunks of the country.”

Obama called out Fox News several more times, along with others in his administration. President Trump has called out fake news, which CNN just happens to air the most of.

Obama said, “I complained plenty about Fox News, but I never threatened to shut them down; I never called them the enemy of the people.”

Barack Obama’s Justice Department went after Fox News reporter James Rosen. And administration officials called the network “the opponent.” If Fox News was considered the opponent to Obama, what did that make CNN and MSNBC? The dictionary definition of opponent is “one that takes an opposite position (as in a debate, contest, or conflict).

Barack Obama and his administration were opponents of Fox; they took the opposite position of Fox, much like President Trump does with CNN. There was no outcry when Obama repeatedly disparaged Fox News. Let’s not forget the Obama administration putting Dinesh D’Souza in jail either.

Where is the outcry for censorship of conservatives? If it’s this bad now, could you imagine what it would be like under democrat leadership?

Alex Jones has been banned from every single social media platform. Why? If you don’t like Alex Jones, turn the channel; don’t listen to him. What the left hates about Alex Jones is he has been spot on when it comes to the deep state corruption in our government. He has warned us for years of the government spying on its citizens. He’s warned us for years about the corrupt elite in Washington. The election in November is the most important of our lifetime, and to silence someone as big as Alex Jones should outrage those on the left and the right. I’m no fan of Bill Maher, but even he recognizes this for what it is. CENSORSHIP.

Our constitution doesn’t stop working when you become offended. Our constitution wasn’t written to protect your feelings. Obama, for 8 years, convinced snowflakes everywhere that their opinions mattered more than everyone else’s.

For over a decade we have given trophies to the winning team as well as the losing team. There are no losers; everybody is a winner. But that’s not how the real world works, is it? There is always a winner and a loser. Hillary Clinton was the loser, but almost two years later these people still can’t accept the results. They really think we should have voted over, or given it to her because she’s a woman. Or they believe we can just fire the president.

Young women were crying hysterically on election night, demanding “we fix this.” None of these people will read unbiased news about the President; they simply recycle fake news they saw on Twitter or Facebook. This generation has to be the most uninformed generation in our history.

This generation is so foolish, they deny even the existence of Jesus.

The disciples weren’t proving Jesus existed; they were proving His divinity. Even first-century scholars, while hating Christianity and Christians, do not deny Christ. He was a real person who really lived in Israel during the first century. There is more proof for Him than there is against Him. Jesus is the most influential person that has ever existed. If Jesus was not the Messiah, surely the religion of Christianity would have long ago died off. But it hasn’t; it has thrived and continues to thrive.

In Acts 5:38-39, Gamaliel, a Pharisee held in high regard to the Jewish people, said, “And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it—lest you even be found to fight against God.”

The advice given has withstood two thousand years of persecution. If Jesus was not of God, Christianity would have died out, literally. But Christianity continued to grow; and now today, the gospel is reaching the most isolated villages on earth.

Jesus told us in Matthew 24 that His word would be preached to the ends of the earth in the last days, and it has been. Thousands of people accept Christ across the world daily. Thousands more openly reject Him and mock His people. Matthew 24 describes to us exactly what we are living in today. The birth pangs are getting more frequent.

Ecclesiastes 10:2 “A wise man’s heart is at his right hand, but a fool’s heart at his left.”

We are extremely close to His return. Choose a side, left or right. God says those on the left are fools, while those on the right are wise. We are commanded to be as harmless as doves but as wise as serpents. God said He spews lukewarm “Christians” (who are Christians in name only) from His mouth. He’s disgusted over your inability to choose who you stand for—Him, or the world. The world will hate you; they will persecute you; they will even mock you. But if God is for you, who can possibly be against you?

Romans 1:16-20 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith.’

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”



Give Them Bread and Circuses

Jesus warned us of the signs that would happen very close to His return. Many people mistakenly think Jesus was speaking of the generation that He was living in, because He said, “by no means will this generation pass.” In Matthew 24, Jesus is speaking about the future, and it is that generation that will not pass. He was speaking of this generation we are currently in. Another false belief is that all of the signs given are crammed into a seven-year period; not so.

Take for instance wars and rumors of wars. World War One was the “war to end all wars.” The League of Nations was created to prevent another war like this one. The brutality and death involved in this war and the humiliation of the German people led to World War Two, where six million Jews were slaughtered. This slaughtering of God’s people led to the nation of Israel being created in one day. This was prophesied in Isaiah 66:7-8.

“Before she was in labor, she gave birth; Before her pain came, She delivered a male child. Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to give birth in one day?
Or shall a nation be born at once?”

The United States has always felt safe and secure because of distance. Through globalism, we rolled out the welcome mat to the very people that want to hurt us. The vast oceans separating us have had bridges built over them. Keep the West busy, and they won’t notice the collapse around them. Just like Rome. Give them bread and circuses, and Americans are happy.

This generation has witnessed mass atrocities, famine and pestilence. Major earthquakes are happening in diverse places across the world. We have witnessed the rise of socialism and communism. We watch as Venezuelans starve to death; meanwhile, they sit on top of the world’s largest oil reserves. They are attempting to swim across the ocean for food. The military was given toilet paper in lieu of cash. After years of social programs and socialism, the country is a shell of what it once was. Socialism has ruined any potential the beautiful country had.

North Koreans starve and are in so much fear of the dictator Kim Jung Un, that families turn on family. Nobody trusts the people around them for fear they are government spies. Christians hide; and if found, are executed. In China, the situation for Christians isn’t much better.

The people demanding free stuff from the government haven’t a clue or don’t care that the money has to come from somewhere. Socialism always leads to communism. These people take from the rich to give to the poor. The rich will be taxed until there is nothing left to tax. Those with jobs are not supposed to take care of those that won’t work or outright refuse.

Hundreds of millions of people across the world, in just the last one hundred years, have been killed through war, murder, famine, disease and natural disasters. Chemical weapons were introduced during World War One. Over the last one hundred years, men’s hearts have changed. Could you imagine a rape epidemic in Sweden fifty years ago? Ten years ago? Through nation rising against nation and Kingdom against Kingdom, we are witnessing the final attempt at globalization.

We are headed towards another massive military campaign. The vast majority of people today would starve if they couldn’t buy their food from the grocery store. What will they do? Turn to the government, demanding help.

The United States has been blessed since her founding, but we’ve slowly turned our back on God. The hatred in this country coming from the left is nothing compared to what is to come. Right now, Trump supporters are hated; soon it will be Christians. The signs and wonders Jesus spoke of are happening right before your eyes. Only a fool refuses to acknowledge it.

There was a shocking headline in the mainstream media this week: “Pope’s kiss heals 3-year-old from cancerous tumor.”

Two thousand years ago, a baby healed of a tumor would have been a miracle without a doubt. These are the so-called “miracles” we will start to hear of more often. The last one hundred years have been like birth pangs, like a woman in labor, just as Jesus warned us. Since World War One, we have not only witnessed the rise of communism, but a prominent rise in Satanism and atheism. These are all people that are on the left.

The Bible calls those on the left, fools.

“A wise man’s heart is at his right hand; but a fool’s heart at his left” (Eccl 10:2).

The left has labeled “nationalism” as something to be ashamed of. If you remove any pride in your country, you remove a new generation of young men and women that will fight to defend it. If you remove national pride and label anyone who loves their country a racist, then you remove the pride and love for their country. You replace it with guilt and shame. Globalists are not proud of their own countries. They don’t want borders. With borders comes strength, and that strength comes from unity. Stand for your country whether it be the United States, Canada or Australia. Defend your heritage. Defend your nation.

Angela Merkel snatched a German flag from the hands of a parliament member and tossed it aside, then she shook her head and fumed. She has no national pride, and wants to give sovereignty of Germany to the EU. Many countries in Europe want to join the EU; and with the EU, out goes any national pride. Out go borders, strength and unity. Without unity, you have no strength; and without strength, you will not have a nation.

Our kids are conditioned in school to believe it’s the government’s duty to take care of them. Hard work is not your own hard work; it’s yours and everybody’s that sat and watched while you worked. We are conditioned by our peers, the media and government to think of nationalism as bad. When Obama went on a national apology tour, he was slowly putting the nails in the coffin of American pride.

Again, unity brings strength, and strength ensures you don’t have powerful elite deciding what’s best for the entire world. When you’re raised to view America as evil and aggressive, you believe it. Why would a teacher lie to you? Your parents and friends? If you strip nationalism, it’s much easier to strip individualism as well. You will see no difference between you and anyone else.

The West has forgotten the lessons of her past. The Islamic armies are swarming through Europe with one word on their minds, “conquest.” A young couple recently gave up their jobs in Washington DC to go biking across the world in an attempt to prove that evil is all in our minds. They believed that all people are inherently good, that all people have the same values and morals. They trekked through ISIS territory, fully expecting to be ok. Perhaps a few selfies? I say that not to sound callous, but to point out the absurdity of what they tried to prove. They trekked through ISIS territory, and were killed doing it.
These are cultural differences—cultural differences that are not compatible.

Give them their bread and their circuses, and they are happy. How true this is? Caesar Augustus bribed Rome with food and entertainment, and they never saw Rome crumbling around them. They were entertained and had full bellies, so they were complacent. Give the average American a new iPhone and a couple of cheeseburgers, and they are happy. While some struggle to feed their families, others are spending, just to spend.

Celebrities will spend 18 million on a piece of jewelry while talking about the less fortunate, but not actually doing anything to help. Many refuse to stand while our national anthem is played. These pampered athletes make a million dollars a game, and then refuse to honor those that gave them the freedoms this country offers, to all men.

Lebron James has received praise all over the media for opening a school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. What the media failed to tell you is he stuck the Akron taxpayer with the majority of the bill. The school gets his name, he’s the hero, and the peasants pay for it. Today it seems nobody is willing to help you unless you can help them back. As Christians, we are supposed to be able to count on one another, because the rest of the world will forsake you.

The Left is filled with ungrateful people who do not appreciate what America has given them. Their hands are out, they snatch greedily, all the while despising the very people helping them. Donald Trump is hated by the left because he represents what they hate about America. He is another American success story. His Hard work and love for his nation helped build his Empire, nobody else. The left finds it appalling that he’s not ashamed of his success. They agree with Obama. He didn’t build that!

The left told us what we wanted to hear for many years when it came to immigration and our borders. Everything President Trump has said, they have all said. The fact that a globalist didn’t win and continue the work started under Bush Sr, simply exposed who they are. It’s good cop, bad cop, and both are on the same side.

If you have no pride in your nation, then you see no difference between you and everyone else. Young women stood at their borders with roses for new refugees, seeing no cultural differences, until their once safe nation becomes better known as the “rape Capital” of the world. That’s Bridges for you, not borders.

When you have a national pride with your neighbor, no matter the race or religion, you relate on a personal level. You can agree on something and defend something together. Stand united together. When you remove national pride, everyone is the same; the individualism is gone. With nationalism, you worry about your country and defend your country from invasions, foreign and domestic. Without nationalism, you simply don’t care.

The majority of Americans feel a pride in the hard work and innovation of our founding fathers. They wanted freedom, especially religious freedom, and they fought for it. They didn’t sit back and let a King across the ocean dictate how they lived. They bled for this land. They died so that future generations could prosper and live free – so their descendants could continue to stand for this nation in their place.

My great grandfather several generations back was a Captain in the Revolutionary War. He fought in the Wake County, North Carolina regiment alongside two of his sons. He was at the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge. The Patriots had their first victory. There was one Patriot killed and zero captured. But the British lost 30 men, 20 were wounded and over 850 captured. We honor our nation to honor what they did for us. What they GAVE us. I have pride in my heritage. I have pride in the grandfather I will never know. Without knowing me, he fought for me. He fought and bled for this land.

This is our land—not the EU’s. Not the UN’s. We separated from Britain for a reason. Christianity has flourished here because of who we are. We refuse to bend or break.

Every generation since our founding has far exceeded the expectations of the previous generation, from our military might to our economic power. Politicians in the United States have been moving further left for decades. Donald Trump didn’t cause it; he just made them expose themselves.

Jesus said lawlessness would take hold in the last days; and for the last one hundred years, each new generation grows colder than the last. Most millennials are too young to remember the American Pride we felt in the 1980’s. When Rocky Balboa beat the Russian, there was national pride all over, and race had nothing to do with it. Black and white cheered for Rocky, because Rocky united them in their love for this country.

In 1980, we had “the miracle on ice.” The USA hockey team beat the Soviet Union. Americans went wild all over the country. The New York Times wrote, “At the final buzzer, after the fans had chanted seconds away, fathers and mothers and friends of the United States players dashed onto the ice, hugging anyone they could find in red, white and blue uniforms.”

After 911, people came together from all over. There was a roaring pride with shouts of “The sleeping giant is awake.” Then, Americans grew complacent under Bush the second. We have allowed the left to change our country in ways that were unheard of two decades ago. We allowed our rights to slowly erode. We have a President trying to fix the broken American system, and he’s facing opposition that a lesser man would have resigned over. Not just opposition from the left, but from those within his own party. RINOS.

Proverbs 10:23 “To do evil is like sport to a fool, But a man of understanding has wisdom.”

The biblical definition of fool doesn’t just mean “senseless or careless,” but a fool is also described as one who does not regard God. The Bible says a fool hates not only God, but knowledge. A fool enjoys wickedness and is quick tempered, while a wise man hates wickedness and is slow to wrath.

People are being murdered on the streets for looking at someone else wrong. There are fist fights in stores, parents brawling at little league games, kids shooting their peers in school. Men’s hearts have grown cold!

Jesus warned us that many will be offended in the last days. It seems every day that the left, or fools as God describes them, are labeling something else as offensive. They are offended by Christian morals and values. Nowhere is this label used more often than in Islam. What offends Muslims should offend everyone; and if it doesn’t, then you’re a racist and bigot. Christian values are placed on ice for Islamic values. As a Christian, it doesn’t matter that abortion offends you, you’re paying for it.

Matthew 24:10 “And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.”

The hatred coming from the left around the world shows these prophecies to be true. Don’t think for one moment that these people wouldn’t hurt you if given the chance. Don’t think for one moment those on the left won’t betray you and turn you in to authorities for whatever “hate speech crime” you committed. Jesus is under attack, and it’s up to His Christian warriors to spread His gospel.

In Matthew 11:6, Jesus also said, “And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

Jesus offends the left. Goodness and righteousness offends them. A dying puppy brings tears and sadness, while ripping a baby from the mother’s womb is demanded and embraced. There’s something wrong with anyone that condones murdering babies. It’s sick and it’s evil. This is not women’s healthcare, this is murder.

The generation of men that fought in World War Two is all but gone now. These men lived through hell on the battlefield; they watched as their friends died fighting against communism, socialism and fascism, only to be called fascists themselves by their grandchildren. These men fought for the freedom that this new generation refuses to acknowledge.

Many of these men became men on the battlefield while they were still young boys inside, barely shaving. They didn’t die flipping through their cellphones or Facebook. They died with visions of their mothers holding them, crying.

Today we have men in their thirties who still want their mothers to hold them, and they’ve never left home. We have self-righteous, offended millennials telling our World War Two Vets that America was never that great to begin with. Tell that to South Korea. Tell that to holocaust survivors and their families.

Tell that to the older generation of African Americans who really were oppressed in the south by the Democrat Party. America has always been great, but America hasn’t been perfect and is facing her toughest challenges yet.

The United States military has the greatest military the world has ever known. We have been the land of opportunity for all people. But the United States cannot survive without its citizens defending her.

War is looming, and the United States can no longer depend on vast oceans to keep us safe. Jesus warned us of all these things. In a world filled with uncertainty, depend on the only thing that is certain. The shed blood of Jesus Christ!

God is always just to listen. He is there when nobody else is. Call on Him in times of trouble. Turn to Him when you have no one left. Call on the name of the Lord when in despair. Call on Him even while you’re being blessed.

The media won’t tell you all of the fulfilled prophecies and proof; the media won’t tell you how close we are to His return. Pray for your family that hasn’t turned to Him yet. Pray for the friend who doesn’t understand the change in you. Pray for the salvation of your neighbor. Use the internet wisely in these last days and spread the gospel. Matthew 24 is about THIS generation, and it by no means will pass before the return of the Lord. Remember, God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son. FOR YOU. Don’t be of the world. Accept Jesus into your heart, now.

“Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

Vanessa Panas

Apostle Paul: Bridge between Christianity and Judaism

God’s new covenant, with Jew and Gentile, is through His Son Jesus Christ. His covenant made with Abraham also still stands. Christians have not replaced Israel. This false, Replacement Theology is gaining a lot of support in the Christian community. There is one nation that is the apple of God’s eye, and that nation is Israel.

“For thus says the LORD of hosts; After his glory has he sent me unto the nations which plundered you: for he that touches you touches the apple of his eye.”

He will return to Israel and save His people in the last days. The Jewish people and especially Jerusalem have been under attack since the time of Jacob. This promise that God made to Abraham has not been revoked because Jesus came. He came to fulfill law, not to change it.

Jesus said:

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”

“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.”

Replacement Theology
He did not say the Jewish people were not part of this new covenant (New Testament), and He did not say His covenant with Abraham was broken. The Jewish people will be restored by the new covenant. Moses predicted the Jewish people would not be able to follow the numerous and strict laws God commanded; he knew they would break God’s law. The Jewish people broke the covenant, not God. But they are still God’s people and Israel is still His holy place, His land! God’s covenant with Abraham is ETERNAL!

Moses said of the Jewish people “Yet the Lord has not given you a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear, to this very day.”

But he also said:

“And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.”

Jeremiah said of future Israel and the Jewish people: “I will put my law in their minds, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”

Ezekiel said of future Israel and the Jewish people: “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.”

The Bible also specifically talks of the restoration of Israel. Christians have not replaced the Jewish people, and they are not the New Jerusalem; but they will worship the Lord together with Jews in New Jerusalem. God says many times that He will restore Israel and the Jewish people, He will give them new hearts, and their new hearts will open their eyes to the Messiah.

“Since the day that I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city in all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house, that my name might be there, and I chose no man as prince over my people Israel; but I have chosen Jerusalem that my name may be there and I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.”

Replacement Theology
God has considered Jerusalem the UNDIVIDED Capital of Israel since the reign of King David. You can hardly dig at new construction sites in Israel without finding ancient evidence of the Jewish people.

The Jewish people were the first Christians, so why do Christians today not share the gospel with the Jewish people? This is wrong. Jesus himself was Jewish, so what happened? He said to spread His good news first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. He didn’t say to stop sharing, but He did say there would be a hardening of their hearts. God can break that hardening, and God will break that hardening. God didn’t say spread His message to the world except to the Jews. There are too many calling themselves Christians that have a hardening against the Jewish people as well. This is not biblical.

Evangelical Christians feel included among the Israelis, and rightfully so. Paul told us, “If you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring.” We are grafted into God’s promise to Abraham through the root of David, Jesus Christ.

After the temple’s destruction and Jews were once again scattered, Christians felt the Jewish people were being punished by God for rejecting Jesus. Paul, more than any other apostle, showed the differences in Judaism and Christianity. He did not believe Christians needed to become Torah-following Jews in order to receive Christ. Some of the apostles argued the point with Paul.

Jesus said the Pharisees cared more for their laws and traditions; we know this today as the Talmud. They cared more for outward appearances; but Jesus called them a brood of vipers, liars and hypocrites.

“For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men—the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do.”

The first Christian to be murdered for not denying Jesus is Stephen. When Stephen was surrounded by angry Jewish men, he not only refused to deny Jesus but he lectured the Pharisees on exactly who they crucified. He reminded them of what God said:

“Heaven is My throne,
And earth is My footstool.
What house will you build for Me? says the Lord,
Or what is the place of My rest?
Has My hand not made all these things?”

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the God of the entire world, all things in it, above it and below it. His spirit dwelled in the temple until His Son finished all things He was sent to do. The root of David was sent to save man from himself.

Stephen went on to say, “You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute?”

When they heard Him, they became furious. We then get our first mention of the feared persecutor Saul.

“Then they cried out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and ran at him with one accord; and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.”

Stephen said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not charge them with this sin.’ And when he had said this, he fell asleep.”

“Stephen was stoned to death for blasphemy against God. Imagine his surprise at seeing Saul in heaven. I imagine that he would be shocked finding out Saul became one of Christ’s greatest messengers – that Saul converted on the road to Damascus and spread the gospel all over Rome – no idea that Saul himself was executed for Jesus Christ.

This alone shows the magnitude of God’s forgiveness and love for us. Many mistakenly think Saul was renamed by God after he became a Christian. In one verse we read “Saul, who was ALSO Paul;” it was from that verse onward where he is referred to as Paul.

Saul was most likely named after King Saul, from the tribe of a Benjamin. Benjamin was the only son of Jacob to be born in the Promised Land. The Holy City of Jerusalem is situated in land that has been given to the tribe of Benjamin.

The Roman version of his name was simply “Paul” – just as Joseph in English is Jose in Spanish; it was that simple. By being called Paul, but also of strict Jewish descent, he was probably more likely to be received by the Gentiles too. His Roman heritage came in handy throughout his ministry.

When Paul began to follow Jesus Christ, he didn’t abandon his Jewish faith. When Jesus was baptized with The Holy Spirit, neither did he. He still went to temple and synagogue. Paul went to the temple after returning to Jerusalem. The apostles all still kept their dietary laws. It seems that the first apostles of Jesus had a hard time separating their Jewish faith and traditions from their newfound faith of Christianity.

The apostles debated things such as circumcision, such as whether or not a Gentile had to circumcise his flesh in following Jewish laws and customs. These apostles walked with and loved Jesus, but even they had a hard time separating Judaism and Christ’s message.

It was Paul who argued that Gentiles were not required to be circumcised in order to be followers of Jesus. Paul had an understanding that if Christians simply converted to Judaism, Christ’s message is lost. He came to save all men, Gentile and Jew! Gentiles throughout Rome were not going to convert to Judaism. Instead of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob being strictly the Jewish God, He now became everyone’s God. Through the Jewish people’s rejection, we received Him.

Christians and Jews in the beginning were united in worship of the one true God. After the destruction of the temple, Christians and Jews began to separate. But today, once again, Jews all over are beginning to recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

“Was anyone called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised. Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters. Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called.”

Paul called himself a Hebrew among Hebrews. He identified with and embraced his Jewish upbringing. He was not only a Jew but a Roman citizen, which afforded him many opportunities. He was well-spoken and literate. As a Roman citizen well-versed in Greek culture, he could share the gospel across the Hellenized world. He was also a Pharisee, strictest of the Jews in Mosaic Law.

If he hated Christians, he most assuredly hated Jesus. Jesus asked him on the road to Damascus why he was persecuting HIM, not His followers. Jesus warned us that we would be persecuted because of Him, hated because of Him. Paul was the man that helped hunt Christians down but ended up becoming one of the greatest apostles of Christ.

Paul said of Himself, “For I am the least of the apostles, who am not fit to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me.”

After several missionary trips, Paul was warned against going to Jerusalem. He was told he would be found and delivered to the Gentiles, which could only mean the Romans. But Paul, just as Stephen years before him, had no fear. Those with him tried to persuade him not to go. He replied to the warning,

“What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”

They left his fate in God’s hands. “So when he would not be persuaded, we ceased, saying, ‘The will of the Lord be done.’”

Paul was in fact arrested, and he requested a hearing in front of Caesar. As a Roman, he had that right. Not only was he a Roman citizen but he was BORN a Roman. When the Roman guards heard they had arrested a Roman citizen, they became afraid.

Paul made mention to the centurion that while he purchased his citizenship, he himself was born Roman. He was under house arrest awaiting a trial in front of Caesar. In Acts, as Paul listed the charges against him, we learn that Paul spoke of Jesus with such passion and love that Herod Agrippa said the following: “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.”

Herod Agrippa’s grandfather was King Herod the Great. He was responsible for the “Massacre of the innocents.” In an attempt to murder Jesus and to secure his crown, King Herod had all baby boys under the age of two slaughtered. (It’s worth noting he was also an Edomite. I wrote a previous article on exactly who the Edomites were.)

Herod Agrippa, on the other hand, was loved by the Jewish people according to historian Josephus. But here he is telling Paul that he was almost convinced of the divinity of Jesus.

Just prior to Herod Agrippa telling Paul he was almost persuaded to become a Christian, Paul had said something interesting:

“For I am convinced that none of these things escapes his attention since this thing was not done in a corner. King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you do believe.”

Jesus did not do all these things in a corner. He made such a loud noise with His message that the Pharisees wanted Him executed. More on this later.

So why do the Jewish people not realize Jesus is Messiah? Because the Jews have been Blinded, for our sake, and they don’t even recognize it.

Paul’s message in Rome is what unites both Gentile and Jew to the one true God. But even the disciples that walked with Jesus still had a hard time accepting Gentiles as themselves.

“Go to this people and say:
‘Hearing you will hear, and shall not understand;
And seeing you will see, and not perceive;
For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should heal them.

“Therefore let it be known to you that the salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it!’ And when he had said these words, the Jews departed and had a great dispute among themselves.”

Paul preached that there was one God, but with a difference in what the disciples were preaching. Salvation for Gentiles was simple. Believing in and confessing Jesus as Savior, who forgives through His shed blood, replaced observance of the Mosaic Law. This angered many Jews. According to Paul, Gentiles were not commanded to be circumcised, weren’t required to follow dietary laws, and weren’t bound by the laws of Moses.

Without this division, Christianity would have remained Judaism; but it would have died off considering the very people that taught the Law of Moses didn’t believe in Jesus as Messiah. Romans were not going to convert to Judaism, but they did however believe and accept Jesus as the Messiah. They began to convert in droves with Paul’s preaching.

Later in his life, around the time Emperor Nero had him executed, Romans were converting to Christianity so fast that Nero couldn’t kill them quickly enough. The more you killed them, the faster the religion spread. The faster the religion spread, the further it drifted from its Judaic roots. Nero, who tried to wipe out all of the Christians in Rome, ended up executing two of Christ’s greatest messengers, Peter and Paul.

Dionysius, the bishop of Corinth, in his epistle to the Romans, said, “You have thus by such an admonition bound together the planting of Peter and of Paul at Rome and Corinth. For both of them planted and likewise taught us in our Corinth. And they taught together in like manner in Italy, and suffered martyrdom at the same time.”

Nero began the brutal persecution of the people from this new “cult” called Christianity. First century historian Tacitus, who was not a fan of the Christians, said the following of Nero:

“Besides being put to death, they were made to serve as objects of amusement; they were clothed in the hides of beasts and torn to death by dogs; others were crucified, others set on fire to serve to illuminate the night when daylight failed. Nero had thrown open his grounds for the display, and was putting on a show in the circus, where he mingled with the people in the dress of charioteer or drove about in his chariot. All this gave rise to a feeling of pity, even towards men whose guilt merited the most exemplary punishment; for it was felt that they were being destroyed not for the public good but to gratify the cruelty of an individual.”

This was only thirty years after Jesus was crucified. These people weren’t willingly dying and being torn apart by dogs on a “maybe” or an “if.” Thirty years after His crucifixion, people that saw Him, heard Him and touched Him were still alive. Parents probably told children, and neighbors shared stories with passersby on the Roman roads.

Had He been crucified and never heard from again, Christianity wouldn’t have survived thirty years let alone 2,000 thousand years. Thousands of people would not willingly die for Him just decades later if they didn’t truly believe or weren’t sure. I remember 30 years ago in my life. If a man like Jesus walked the earth in our lifetime, we’d know about it, just as the people in the first century did.

When Jesus came, EVERYTHING was timed to perfection. The people were ready to hear His message, Gentile and Jew. The Greek Empire brought a universal language, much like English is today. The Roman Empire brought the famous straight roads that went all over Rome, for thousands of miles.

It was said that “all roads lead to Rome,” and they did. Right outside of the entrances to Rome, there were roads going in different directions that crossed paths with other roads throughout the Empire. These roads brought the people to large cities, trading routes and even small villages. These roads were instrumental in sharing the gospel.

Everything God does is about timing and for a reason. He knew when to send His Son and when the world would be ready for His message. He knew when the time would be right for His people to return to their nation, and He knew when the time was right to officially move our embassy.

I’ve often wondered how it was possible for Jesus and Paul to have never crossed paths or for Paul not to have known who He was. The Pharisees are those who arranged for the arrest of Jesus. Jesus called the Pharisees out, calling them hypocrites. I’m convinced that because it’s not mentioned doesn’t mean he didn’t know who Jesus was when He walked the earth. Paul was admittedly angry for God. He hated heresy and blasphemy. He was strict in his Jewish faith; how could he NOT have known who Jesus was?

Jesus was in Jerusalem during Passover, as most Jews were since it was customary. Since Paul was a Pharisee, he would have more than likely went to the temple. Jesus had enough of a following that Paul would have heard something about Him. No?

The Bible recounts one scene where Jesus overturns the tables outside of the temple. Surely something that bold by a man with a following would have reached Paul.

The Bible is clear many times that this was the custom that the Jewish people kept. Here we see that, even as a child, Jesus followed this custom on Passover.

“Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem.”

In the movies, they always show Paul as an old man, but he would have been close in age to Jesus. Paul said his zeal for the Lord caused him to persecute Christians. It almost seems impossible that he never encountered or at least heard of Jesus, before his blindness. As a Pharisee, whose father and grandfather were Pharisees, he certainly would have known about a new religion springing up in Jerusalem.

There is evidence of how educated in the Law of Moses Paul really was. Before his conversion, some of the apostles were arrested and stood before the Pharisees and Sadducees, accused of heresy.

“A Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in respect by all the people, and commanded them to put the apostles outside for a little while.”

“And now I say to you, keep away from these men and let them alone; for if this plan or this work is of men, it will come to nothing; but if it is of God, you cannot overthrow it; lest you even be found to fight against God.”

Later, in the book of Acts, Paul describes himself this way: “I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the strictness of our fathers’ law, and was zealous toward God as you all are today.”

There is a lot known about the man Gamaliel, and not just from the Bible. He was indeed respected and was listened to by the Jewish people. He was one of the leading Jewish scholars of his time. He was also from the tribe of Benjamin.

This is who taught Paul since childhood. There was nobody more strict in the Jewish faith than Paul – none that hated the Christians more than Paul. God unhardened his heart, removed his blindness and made him new. His blindness on the road to Damascus represents spiritual blindness of the Jewish people.

There are dozens of verses in the Bible showing the Pharisees plotting, planning and talking together regarding Jesus. The bigger question is, how could Paul NOT have known who Jesus was?

As he shared the gospel in Jerusalem, many were shocked. Wasn’t this the man that had such zeal for God, that he hunted these Christians down?

“And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, ‘He is the Son of God.’ And all who heard him were amazed and said, ‘Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem of those who called upon this name? And has he not come here for this purpose, to bring them bound before the chief priests?’”

Imagine how many “zealots for God” possibly began to believe in Jesus as the promised Savior because Paul believed!

Christians believe the temple, or the Holy Spirit, is within each one of us, whereas the Jewish people are still mourning their lost temple. To the Jewish people the temple was everything. God’s Holy Spirit dwelled inside the temple.

Instead of embracing Jesus after their temple was destroyed, they embraced their strict laws and traditions even more so, exactly what Jesus accused the Pharisees of. The outside of the cup is cleaner than the inside. Not only did they embrace more tradition and law, they further rejected Jesus.

After the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple, the Jewish people went almost 2,000 years without a homeland. They became a nation just as the U.S became a real super power after WW2. Though they were without a nation, there has always been a Jewish presence in Jerusalem.

Replacement Theology
The U.S and Israel are NATURAL allies. They are allied by the God they keep. Paul’s spreading of the gospel to the Gentiles forever bridges the gap between Christian and Jew. Israel’s Islamic neighbors do NOT worship the same God as Christians and Jews. This is a lie spread by the leftist anti-Christian movement.

As we get closer to the return of the Messiah, the Jewish people are becoming more accepting of Jesus as Messiah. The world’s largest Christian nation, which is the world’s largest super power, is aligned with Israel, the apple of God’s eye. There are dark days ahead, but this alliance will remain unshakable thanks to people like Nikki Haley. If God is for you, who can be against you?

God said “I will make thee a burdensome stone” when speaking of Israel. There is one nation willing to bear that stone with Israel, and that is the U.S.

As Christians, we also will sit with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Together, Jew and Gentile, we will stand with King David.

“We ought to obey God rather than men. The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.”

“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ” (Philippians 3:8).

Vanessa Panas

The easily offended

And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”

Could Jesus have predicted anything else so accurate as the descriptions of the last days? Many shall be offended; they will hate you and deliver you up. I can see that today. I can honestly say for the first time in my life I see hatred everywhere, for no cause.

Many people today are incredibly sensitive and easily offended. They were raised being taught that everyone is a winner, where trying is more important than achieving anything. While trying is important, why are we rewarding the losing team just the same as the winning team?  Some kids are almost made to feel bad for winning. They win, but everyone gets a trophy.

People today have been trained to seek out a reason to be offended. If they don’t like what they are hearing, then they demand you stop saying it. They need safe spaces from anything they might perceive to be offensive, and it seems as though everything offends them. Our past generations worried about hunger and disease; today’s generation worries about who likes them on Facebook.

A simple infection today could have, and likely would have, resulted in death in past generations. It was a huge milestone for a baby to be weaned from his mother. It was such a big deal that in Genesis we read of a feast in honor of Isaac being weaned from Sarah.

“So the child grew and was weaned. And Abraham made a great feast on the same day that Isaac was weaned.”

This was also the day Ishmael mocked Isaac.

Surviving in past generations meant hard work. It meant at the end of the day you were exhausted and glad to be home. Families ate dinner together, prayed together and spent time together. Little boys were allowed to be little boys, and little girls were allowed to be little girls. In years past, boys and girls were told by parents and teachers that they can be anything they want to be when they grow up.  Today, boys and girls are being programmed to believe they can choose which gender they are, and make one up if they don’t like their choices.

There are biological differences between men and women. That is a fact of life. In today’s generation, these differences aren’t celebrated or embraced. There is outright anger and OFFENSE taken at anyone who dares suggest men and women are different.

There are schools in Sweden that force boys to play in the kitchen and little girls to play with traditional toys little boys usually are drawn to. If little girls instinctively grab a pink crayon, they are discouraged and a different color is suggested. Fathers and mothers proudly display their sons wearing dresses and makeup at 10 years old.

In California, a bill that will be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown can and will very easily lead to Bibles either being banned or edited to exclude any mention of homosexuality. It’s no longer about tolerance and acceptance; it’s about forcing you to surrender your own rights in order to pacify the few. The problem is, the majority has sat by idly and let these changes take place. They have willingly allowed men to enter showers and restrooms with their daughters.

Schools all over are canceling Mother’s Day programs in the name of fairness and diversity. After all, it’s unfair to the children without mothers. What about the unfairness to those children with mothers? That doesn’t matter. One person being offended is all that matters. This isn’t about a lack of mothers; this is an attack on traditional motherhood.

This mentality of not offending anyone at all for any reason has created a weak and spineless generation.

People are offended at words and actions they don’t agree with. They have the right to be offended; you do not.

Past generations stood for their beliefs, but their beliefs actually meant something. Many in this generation demand the government intercede on their behalf – make all of these mean, offensive words stop. They are offended!

We have a generation of kids that have been raised in direct contradiction to what God said: “Spare the rod, spoil the child.” Spoiled children are demanding and selfish because they are children. That is how children behave until taught, patiently, right from wrong. It’s a parent’s responsibility to raise productive and respectful children who will become productive and respectful adults. But this is not the case anymore. We have spoiled and selfish children living in adult bodies.

They are entitled; they want the perks of having a fabulous job – they like money to spend without actually working. We as parents have given in to every demand, keeping up with the Joneses. There are adults that need coloring books and puppies to help them cope if they hear something unpleasant with their offended little ears.

Our college campuses are filled with angry, offended children—professor and student alike. When a professor can tweet she is happy our former First Lady died, it’s protected under free speech; but why do I have a hard time believing the same would not hold true if this had been about Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton? In that case, the professor would have been without a job.

At Oxford University, law students are now officially notified when the content of a lecture might offend them. This generation is so easily offended that everything said to them is an attack. It’s a personal affront, whether it directly affects them or not.

In Matthew 24, Jesus goes into great detail describing the last days. Without a doubt, we are living in this last generation.

College campuses are ordering male fraternities to either allow women to join, or disband. Someone obviously was offended and made a complaint. Leftist feminists have now set their sights on NFL cheerleaders. After all, someone must rescue these young women from forced cheerleading. Since they don’t like cheerleaders, NOBODY should like cheerleaders. Colin Kaepernick can create a self-made firestorm that has helped divide this country, and he is a hero. The real problem to them isn’t self-entitled athletes; it’s those evil cheerleaders.

Where does all of this offense come from? It comes from the great deceiver, the only person who enjoys God’s people hating one another and betraying one another.

I can very easily see many in this last generation (young and old) betraying anyone who professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. To some, He is the most controversial and OFFENSIVE historical figure there is.

He did not come to change the law but to fulfill it. He specifically told us that in the last days many would be offended. They will hate you; they will betray you. It’s slowly getting to the point of hating you and betraying you for one reason—JESUS CHRIST.

“Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. For, from now on, five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

Father will turn against son, and daughter against mother, and you will be delivered up. This is happening all over the world right now in Islamic culture. Women are having acid thrown in their faces, doused with petrol and lit on fire for refusing to renounce their Christian faith and become a Muslim, or for leaving the Islamic faith. One woman, who worked as a domestic servant, was doused with petrol and lit on fire after repeatedly refusing to renounce Christ and marry her Muslim boss.

Women who are being forced to wear hijabs want to remove them. When women are liberated in Syria and Iraq from ISIS, one of the first things many do is remove their hijab; yet, in the West, women are fighting for women to wear it in the name of religious freedom and tolerance.

Jesus tells us He did not come to bring peace to earth as many falsely tell you. These are mockers of God. There will not be peace until Christ returns!

There are a lot of fools among us that are considered the smartest and brightest. We have professors teaching young men and women, not based on fact and reason but on personal political and religious views. Scientists will fudge numbers to prove global warming or explain creation in circles without ever really answering the question, just in an effort to deny the existence of God.

“…but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools.”

Jesus warned us that our fight is with the spiritual world; it would be against the rulers and powerful people. We may outwardly wrestle and fight against one another in the flesh, but there is more to it.

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Teaching any gospel different than the one Jesus taught or causing a Christian to stumble is offending in God’s eyes. The offense many in this generation feel, is an offense to God. He is offended at what they find good. What God finds good, they are offended at.

“Being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”

Sexual immorality is something we see in front of us every day. News Headlines read like tabloids of days past of who is sleeping with, impregnated by, or divorcing whom. The churches are filled with divorced couples who called it quits, breaking their covenant with God. Sex outside of marriage has become the norm. An unwed mother raising multiple babies by multiple fathers is now the norm.

There is wickedness all around us. Jesus told us men’s hearts would grow cold, and they have. In 1994, Susan Smith shocked the world by murdering her two sons. Today, you will find at least a story a week where a mother or father murdered their children.

There has never been a more covetous generation. People today want what everyone else has. And time and time again we read in the headlines of someone being murdered because someone wanted what they had.

With social media, there has come a maliciousness by people that was unheard of in past generations. If someone today feels they were wronged, or worse yet, embarrassed in front of their peers, there’s no longer just a fight in the schoolyard. Politicians try to destroy the lives of their political opponents. President Donald Trump is proof enough of that. He is not a full year and a half into his presidency, and the full maliciousness of what his opponents have done is still being uncovered.

Many in this generation are full of envy. People are envious of others because of the glimpse they see on social media. Where people once were happy to be able to pay their bills, put food in their stomachs and have a few extra dollars left over, they are envious of who has more than them.

Since Cain killed his brother Abel, we have witnessed man shed innocent blood. In these last days, we see the most horrific and terrible headlines of mass murder, stabbing, shootings, people mowed down by cars, etc. Earlier this year, a seven-year-old boy murdered his sister for not giving him the controller of a gaming system. He shot her in the back of the head. We were once shocked at mass murder; Charles Manson is a good analogy. Had the Charles Manson murders happened today, would it really be as shocking as it was in 1969?

There are people that live on strife. If they aren’t happy, then they won’t allow anyone else to be happy. They cause constant friction in their home or place of work, arguing or causing dissent within a home because of their own misery or bitterness. There is the old joke, “If mamma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” But God’s word tells us a contentious wife brings strife into the home. His word also tells us that husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the church.

Deceit was something once frowned upon. Today, if you use deceit to get ahead, it’s almost expected. The courts are filled with people deceiving one another on business contracts. Deceiving someone on social media is just an everyday occurrence.

With all of the signs that Jesus gave us of the last days, evil-mindedness is what many people have in them in order to do most of what they do today. It takes a truly evil mind to murder someone in cold blood, but we see it every day.

People whisper plots and plans against those whom they don’t like – against a political opponent, against the Jewish man with the kippah, etc. A young 15-year-old boy earlier this week plotted with two friends to murder his mother. They attacked her, strangled her and stabbed her to death. They did a lot of whispering and plotting beforehand, admittedly.

This also reminds me of bearing false witness. A backbiter is someone who will viciously attack you from behind. You may not even know it. These people will shake your hand and pat you on the back while readying the knife behind you. In the last days, these are the people you really need to watch for. God told us to hide His word in our hearts and make sure you do.

With all of these signs, being haters of God is what brings the hatred toward Christians. Remember, Jesus said they hated Him first. If they hated Him, they will hate you.

Abortion is not of God, but pro-lifers are attacked with hatred for defending life. Our life here is a constant battle between good and evil. Our spiritual life could be summed up by a criminal court proceeding – Satan is our prosecutor, Jesus is our defender, and God is our Judge. There are also false witnesses and witnesses of God who will be condemned with you.

This has to be the most violent generation. While there has always been violence, today we witness young men and women shooting each other, stabbing one another, and attacking one another over something as silly as a social media post. Our children are raised on violence from video games to movies. There is violence in the home and violence in the schoolhouse. This generation has grown accustomed to hearing about murder, rape, drugs and mass incarceration.

With every downfall comes pride. Where are the days of pride in your country? Pride in your family?

This generation is ashamed of the country that offers them the very freedoms they demand and have grown accustomed to. Our younger generation has been brainwashed to think of rules and consequences as something of days past. Pride will cause the downfall of a marriage, and children not to speak to parents. People today simply can’t acknowledge when they are wrong. They would rather hold onto the lie than admit the truth. They would rather deny God than live according to His will. With pride comes boasting. Nobody likes a boaster.


Lying about someone and inventing evil because of politics or religion is all too common today. In other parts of the world, Christians are lied about, and it results in death. This last generation is in constant search of new, evil ways that go against God’s word.

This generation sees a huge problem with disobedience to parents; and with the disrespect comes an undiscerning attitude. If children aren’t taught to obey their parents, how can they learn to obey God? Kids today are encouraged not to listen to their parents. There is a lack of judgment before action on something. This generation will spread the same fake news story they heard from someone else but will never check for themselves. We are surrounded by untrustworthy and unloving people, having no love for God or for what is right.

God gave the ultimate gift to us in order to receive forgiveness for our sins. He gave His Son as the ultimate and final sacrifice. He forgives us for all of our sins; He knows our heart. While God forgives us, we have a hard time forgiving someone who wronged us. We are unforgiving of the smallest slights against us.

I have been following the story coming out of the U.K. in regards to baby Alfie Evans. The hospital and the U.K. high courts have both denied the parents the opportunity of taking their child to Italy for further tests and evaluation. They shut off Alfie’s life support yesterday. Twenty hours later, Alfie is still breathing, but beginning to struggle. There is no mercy in this. I pray for a miracle for this family.

Proverbs 19:11 tells us, “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”

Good sense is hard to find today. Someone not being offended is even harder. Pastors are afraid to teach repentance to their church in fear of being called a bigot, misogynistic or homophobic. They are afraid of OFFENDING someone. If they teach repentance, then they are telling their congregation something they are doing is WRONG.

As Christians we are to repent.

Acts 2:37-39 “Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Men and brethren, what shall we do?’ Then Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.’”

These pastors are not doing their congregation any favors. Jesus did not come to give us riches on earth as these prosperity teachers “preach.” Our riches are not on this earth, but are with God. Jesus didn’t come to save you from your credit card company. He came to save you from hell. He came to save you from your sins. As Christians we profess our sins and are forgiven. The foolish pray to Jesus for a new car or boat.

“That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD: Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits” (Isaiah 30:9-10).

The church would rather hear these “smooth” words from preachers like Joel Osteen. He will stand before God and will be more harshly judged for leading God’s people astray. He’s not the only one.

“It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

THAT is what offends God. What we as Christians love, many are offended at.

There is one way to salvation. It is not by preventing “global warming.” It is not through a one-world government or religion. You will not live forever through Botox and plastic surgery. If you confess Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, truly knowing and believing that He died for your sins, you will be forgiven.

Don’t worry about what offends the world. WORRY ABOUT WHAT OFFENDS GOD.

In closing, I leave you with Luke 12:49-53 “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”

Vanessa Panas

As in the days of Noah

As in the Days of Noah :: By Vanessa Panas

Days of NoahLuke 17:26-27 “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of Man. They were eating and drinking and marrying and being given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.”

When Noah was building the ark, he was laughed at. Nobody believed that the destruction he warned of was really going to happen. When the flood gates from beneath the earth and above the firmament opened, the earth began to flood quickly. The people ran for their lives, these same people that laughed at Noah, who now remembered what he warned them of as they perished; but it was too late.

Matthew 24:37 “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

When Jesus was asked how it would be in the last days, He told us that the last days would be as the days of Noah. People will go about their everyday lives having no idea what lies ahead. They’ll be shopping, working, marrying, divorcing, celebrating new births and living in sin, not knowing (believing and receiving) God or His Son that He sent.

Without belief in Jesus, there is no salvation. As we look around us, it’s easy to see and believe we are indeed living in the last days. Has there ever been a more selfish or self-absorbed world? The reason people don’t see the times of the signs is because they don’t see or know the signs, and they are blindly living every day.

2 Timothy 3:1-7 “For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

People all over panic when they misplace their cellphones. People are absolutely addicted to their cellphones. A mother in China was on her cellphone while her two-year-old daughter walked in front of a moving car and was killed. In another instance, a mother was on her cellphone while her small child drowned several feet away; she never saw her child struggling to stay afloat. Cell phones have reshaped our society.

Reality television has reshaped our society. We watch other people on television behave in the most outrageous ways; the more outrageous, the more we love it. Our young girls look to people like Kim Kardashian as a role model.

From wickedness to war and suffering, there are many signs of Jesus’s Second Coming. One of the signs of the end times is that people will be lovers of themselves. There has been no other time in history where people have been more lovers of themselves than now.

Facebook has its own good side. You can keep up with old friends and meet new friends, share family photos, discuss politics or just chat. But then there are the millions of people that have the need to show you what they ate for breakfast, when they fight with their spouse or other family members and what they fought about. They share what they wear for the day, how they put their makeup on, and yes, even when they use the bathroom.

With sites like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, everyone seems to be looking for their 15 minutes of fame. Cell phones are always handy to snap the next best pic or a great video that will garner likes on their page. People have recorded themselves committing criminal acts such as rape, and even murder. They put it all out there for you to see, and people watch. People have watched as someone has taken their own life and they have laughed at it.

The term “selfie” has turned into selfishness. It doesn’t matter who gets hurt to many people across the world; if it gets you a few likes or comments, it’s worth it.

Many times, no matter where you go, you can see people that are together physically but so busy on their phones, in their own world, that they don’t even speak. I’ve witnessed married couples eating dinner together in a restaurant and never looking up from their phones to acknowledge one another. People are so self-absorbed and self-involved that there is no other way to describe them that fits as well as the way God’s Word described them – Lovers of themselves.

If one is so self-involved and unaware of the world around them, will they even recognize they are living in the last days that Jesus described? Or will be they be lovers of themselves and ignore the signs Jesus gave them?

Men and women of the last days are also called covetous. With the good there is always the bad. People have become so jealous of what someone else has that it’s all they think about, and it’s what they think they have to have for happiness. Everybody posts the best side of themselves on social media, the best view of their home, their brand new car, and their child’s honor-roll grades. Those that may not have a big, new house want that house. Those with an older car want their Facebook friend’s new car. They want their child to get the A’s or hit the homerun.

But, while you’re coveting what they have, maybe they are truly missing something in their life that you have. If you weren’t so busy coveting what they have, you could be working towards those things. You’d have more time for God too.

When have people boasted more about themselves? Now when people boast about how much money they make or boast about their mansion and vacations, they have an audience of possibly thousands. And people on the Internet boast about everything, which brings us to pride!

It was pride that caused Satan to feel he could be God. There are so many people that make silly claims such as “all I have is my pride.” You have more; you just don’t know where to look. Pride has been the downfall for many people. Pride is what makes a 5’5, 135 lb. man think he can win in a fight against a 6’5, 250 lb. man, even if he doesn’t want to and knows he will lose. Pride will make a man seek vengeance on someone they feel has wronged them, oftentimes forgetting or not caring about the consequences.

Pride has caused family and friends to stop speaking. There’s a difference in having pride in your work or pride in your child for something; it’s another to let pride dictate your thoughts and actions. This is the kind of pride Jesus warned of. This is worldly pride. As a Christian, Jesus took you from the world and set you apart.

Blasphemy against God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, is a sin. It’s something people have always done, but it’s something people weren’t so quick to shout and were usually ostracized for it until the last few decades. Now, it’s cool to blaspheme the name of God. Not only do many people not know (believe and receive) God, but they openly blaspheme His name. They not only blaspheme the Father, but they blaspheme the Son.

Jesus said He is “the way, the truth, and the life.” He said He is “the only way to the Father.” You will answer for your words just as you will be judged for your actions. You are not saved by works, but you will be judged for them if you are not saved through Jesus Christ. Just because you don’t believe in Him, doesn’t mean He doesn’t exist. Just because you don’t agree with Him, doesn’t mean you won’t have to give an account to Him. Jesus said every knee will bow and EVERY tongue will confess that He is Lord.

Disobedience to parents is another sign. The younger generations and now many in my own generation (42 years) have zero respect for authority of any kind. From teachers to police officers, the lack of respect is evident all around us. Respect starts in the home. If children are not made to respect their parents then they will not respect authority outside of the home either.

Today’s younger generation tells their parents what they are going to do or not do. In many instances the parent has substituted parenting with a cellphone or TV. If you don’t show your child affection, discipline or structure, don’t expect a loving child or a child that listens. We have an entire generation of selfish, self-absorbed adults that throw temper tantrums when they don’t get their way because, when they threw temper tantrums as children, it was tolerated or ignored.

Satan doesn’t want your children to be obedient to you. When they learn obedience at home at a young age, they have a much easier time being obedient to God.

When you have a generation of disrespectful people, they aren’t thankful for very much. There are people that could win a million dollars tomorrow but be angry that they have to pay taxes instead of being thankful for what they won. Many people, at the first sign of trouble, jump ship and blame God, while praising Him only as long as things are going well.

Be thankful for the health of your family; be thankful for your job. Most of all, be thankful that you have a Lord and Savior that forgives and loves. Be thankful for all blessings that God has given you. Be thankful for all you have, even if it doesn’t seem like much. It’s always more than what someone else has. America is home to the richest poor people in the world.

Another sign is unholiness. The Catholic Church is filled with priests and bishops that come in Jesus’s name and claim holiness and righteousness, but are living unholy lives and teaching unholy and false doctrine. The pope has made the claim that one does not need Jesus Christ for salvation. In Revelation, God tells His people to come out of her, this false and unholy church.

Revelations 18:4 “And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

The Bible says that in the last days men would be without natural affection; Men would be truce-breakers and false accusers. There are people in this world that truly hate others. When someone can look at a baby and murder that innocent and beautiful child, they are without natural affection. They are violent, hateful and without empathy. A truce breaker is someone who doesn’t honor his word, an oath, a contract or a treaty. We see dishonest people in and out of government that are truce breakers.

When someone accuses another falsely, they do it with the intention of causing harm. God hates liars, and when you accuse a Christian falsely in certain parts of the world, it means death. They are despisers of those that are good. When someone despises you because you are a Christian, remember that Christ was hated first and it is because of Him that you are hated.

Incontinent means lack of self-control. Look all around you and you see clearly that people have a lack of self-control. I’ve seen people in stores scream and yell at the cashier for not moving fast enough. We have our youth unable to control their mouths or tempers with anyone in authority. We have adults whose lack of self-control produced children unable to control themselves today; and they wonder why.

There are fierce dividers with respect to God all over. People everywhere, including this country, think it’s okay to verbally attack or assault someone for being a Christian. They are trying to force them to choose between their God and baking a cake that celebrates same-sex marriage. Christians are accused of bigotry and homophobia, but it’s not Christians demanding you convert or die. It’s not Christians throwing homosexuals from building rooftops. We are hated because of Him.

Revelation tells us of the persecution those who wait to turn to Christ. Satan, when he is thrown out of heaven for good, will make war with the saints. Who do you think the saints are? Christians are. He knows he will have a short time of 3 ½ years to persecute Christ’s seed. The Bible also tells us he WILL overcome them. He won’t win the war, but Christians will face the fiercest persecution they’ve ever faced.

The Bible also describes these Christians as those with His testimony and who follow His commandments. What is His testimony? It’s Christians confessing Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. With His word we confess He is the son of God. His commandments are the Ten Commandments given to Moses.

Revelation 12:17 “And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”

Jesus warned us that men would be traitors. Watching the news lately, the word “traitors” is being used quite a bit to describe the FBI and the Obama administration. Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, you should be outraged that our law enforcement and government tried to have our duly elected president framed for treason. They would also be considered false accusers.

The one thing that the United States has a long and great history of that many others do not is a peaceful transfer of power. For the first time in our nation’s history, the previous administration attempted a coup on the newly elected president.

Luke 12:2 “For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.”

Heady and high-minded people are all around us. Merriam’s dictionary gives the definition of heady as “willful and violent.” Crimes have exploded in places like Chicago; this city has tough gun laws, yet has extremely high gun violence.

In the Bible, high-minded means “pride and arrogance.” The arrogance around us is astounding. The arrogance of the FBI is shocking.

The Bible tells us that men in the last days would be lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God. There’s not much that people won’t use to replace God. When Nike came out with the slogan “just do it” 30 years ago, that wasn’t an accident. It led the way for self-entitlement. It’s all about Me, me, me. People have been told for so long that they can do whatever they want as long as they are happy, that when they don’t win something they want or get what they want, they take to social media to cry, plot revenge, and take to the streets, smashing windows and assaulting police officers.

We were warned that in the last days men will have a form of godliness but will deny His power. When you become a Christian, the Holy Spirit begins a change in you; you will not desire to be part of the world. You cannot truly confess Jesus and continue to live in unrepentant sin. Even Satan believes in Jesus.

There are teachers in the church teaching God’s word on Sunday but living unholy lives throughout the week. Many Christians do the same.

2 Timothy 3:5 “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

Unfortunately, the pope is the person many think about when they think of Christianity. Catholicism and Christianity are not the same, and the pope does NOT speak for Christianity. The pope has a form of godliness but denies God’s power. Priests within the Catholic Church come in His name but do not know Him. From these, we are to run away.

It is these false “Christians” that blaspheme His name. The Pope is a false prophet and false teacher. He recently prayed in Istanbul towards Mecca with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and has made many incompatible comparisons between Christianity and Islam, and between God and Allah. He has made many false statements about Jesus Christ.

Jesus told us, “Call no man your [spiritual] father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven” (Matthew 23:9), yet the Catholic Church calls the pope Holy Father and calls priests father. Catholics that attend mass believe they must confess their sins to a priest, who in turn forgives them after they perform works. Example: Pray the Our Father and ten Hail Mary’s, and you’re forgiven. This is not the way that leads to salvation.

Be awake and sober minded; don’t live like the world. Open your Bible and you will know exactly what Jesus tells you.

1 Thessalonians 5:2 “For you yourselves are fully aware that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.”

Did Jesus not say He would come like a thief in the night? Are you prepared and expecting it if a thief wakes you at night? Jesus will come when people least expect Him. He will come when people are self-absorbed and do not know Him, just as in the days of Noah when they didn’t know God. Remember, if you do not know Him, He will NOT know you. If you deny Him before men, He will deny you before His Father.

In the book of Daniel, it tells us that the last days will be a time of strife and trouble that the world has never known before. The Bible tells us the love of men shall grow cold towards one another. Women are having abortions in the U.S. at a rate of about 4,000 a day. Child abuse is rampant; theft, murder and rape have skyrocketed across the world. People have lost empathy for their fellow man. Drug-addicted persons will steal from their own mother or do even worse for drug money.

The world’s heart has indeed grown cold. As a Christian, this is not the case. He took you from the world and set you apart. Jesus said His greatest commandment is to love your neighbor. Christians every day prove their kindness and willingness to help, whether monetarily or by volunteering. They show love and concern for their fellow man.

Accept Jesus into your life today; there is true happiness when you Know Him, for God loved the world so much that He sent his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him has eternal life.

Matthew 24:5 “And Jesus answered and said to them: ‘Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.’”

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Him.

Vanessa Panas

Are you of the world?

Christian Persecution

Do you look like the world and act like the world? There are a lot of Christians who are a part of the world. Truly professing Christ as our Savior is the only way to the Father, but if you are living in unrepentant sin, have you really in your heart given your life over to Christ? As a Christian you seek forgiveness and repentance daily. You strive to do the right thing. You will no longer want to be part of the world. And you do not get to the Father by works; you get to the Father by Jesus.

When the woman was accused of adultery and was going to be stoned, what did Jesus say to her? “And Jesus said to her, ‘Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more’” (John 8:11).

Without Christ, there is no hope for salvation. We are sinners by nature and not worthy of the Kingdom of Heaven. When you become a Christian you will always fall short of the Glory of God. He is perfect; we are not. But there is a difference between blatantly living a sinful and worldly life and truly trying to walk the narrow path and living as Christ taught us. We will stumble and we will fall, but He will be there to pick us up. When you want to live for Christ, you will begin to change.

Jesus said not everyone that says Lord Lord, will be saved. If you do not know Him, He will not know you!

Matthew 10:33 “But whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”

Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”

Jesus told us we will know them by their fruits. Can a bad tree bear good fruit? If someone looks at how you are living your life or speaks to you and they see or hear no difference between you and someone of the world, then are you truly saved? Is God transforming your life?

Matthew 7:16-20 “You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn-bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”

As a Christian, you will not change overnight, BUT YOU WILL BEGIN TO CHANGE.

You will begin to love what He loves and hate what He hates. You will want to read His word more. You will yearn for a closer relationship with Him. You will pray more and you will worry about the salvation of others. You will not continue to live in your previous life because you will become a new person. People WILL notice that you are changing.

We who are saved should look forward to the rewards we will receive at the Bema Seat judgment after the rapture. Therefore, we must be aware of the sin in our own lives and confess it. We are warned not to judge our brothers and sisters in Christ unfairly.

John 7:24 “Do not judge by appearances but with right judgment.”

Galatians 6:1 “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.”

Matthew 7:2-5 “For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

Jesus did not come to bring peace, but a sword! What is His sword? It’s His word. A sword divides, and so does the sword of the Spirit, the word of God. It divides and separates those of Christ from those of the world. Luke 12:51 describes the “sword” as “division.”

Matthew 10:34-39 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household. He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.”

If you lose friendships or family relationships, will you still confess Him?

We are facing our own persecutions in the West where the word Christian is becoming a bad name. If you haven’t been to church lately, go. However, it shouldn’t be just any church, but a church that teaches God’s word. If you haven’t opened your Bible in awhile, then open it.

Have you fallen away from Him? Then run back. He is still there.

Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

When God truly saves someone, God begins to pull you out of the world. He pulls you closer to Him. If you truly are a Christian, you will not look like the world or act like the world. You will be set apart from the world. You cannot love the world and love Christ.

John 15:19 “If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.”

Ezekiel 36:26-27 “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.”

You will become like new. You will want to change. Things you once loved that are disgusting in the eyes of God WILL begin to disgust you!

It’s easy to be a Christian in The United States. There are no real consequences. Your condo association won’t let you display your nativity scene at Christmas. In other parts of the world they won’t let you LIVE. In other parts of the world, they profess Christ knowing it could cost them their lives. In such places, if you profess your faith in Jesus Christ, then chances are you mean it because your life is on the line. They profess Him knowing they very well may DIE for Him, and they still do it.

Are you willing to die for that Nativity scene? Are you willing to die for your right to say Merry Christmas? Will you stand by Him knowing you are going to be beheaded for Him? Many Christians have a hard time standing for Jesus in the face of men even without the threat of death.

Matthew 5:11-12 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

Jesus warned us that we would be hated and persecuted for His name. He told us to remember that He was hated first and, because the world hated Him, it will also hate us.  Christians have been persecuted since Jesus walked the earth as God in the flesh. We were used in the coliseums as sport. We were being hunted and killed for His name’s sake. The goal was to kill all of us, but something amazing was happening.

As more Christians were killed, more people became followers of Christ. As Christians faced starving lions or fierce gladiators, they were somehow finding the strength and courage to sing and praise Jesus into the very face of death. Christians have always been persecuted in some form or another, but the all-out brutal assault on Christianity is back, and it’s in full force. Are you going to stand for Him? Be killed for Him?

Paul was ready to be a warrior for Christ in the face of the Gentiles, ready to face death. Paul, the man that hunted Christians, who hated them, was made new; He became a Christian. He went from the hunter to the hunted.

Many people across the world won’t give an opinion of their own to their peers if it’s not in line with everyone else. Christians are not supposed to be like everyone else. We are supposed to love what He loves and hate what He hates! We are not called to be weak. We are not called to meekly defend Christ; we are called to be warriors of Christ. Be a warrior for Christ. Stand apart from the world, don’t become the world. 

John 15:18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.”

Luke 6:22 “Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and

spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man!”

Being a Christian is not popular. It’s even less popular in the Middle East, Africa, North Korea, China and Nigeria. They are dying for not denying His word. They are dying because they refuse to be ashamed of Him.

The Coptics in Egypt are under attack because they name the name of Christ. Any non-Muslim is up for persecution, but especially Christians. In Pakistan, the blasphemy laws are being used to arrest Christians. If a court finds the Christian innocent, he still loses his or her life. They are released to a mob in the streets where they are murdered.

Muslims in Nigeria are torturing and murdering Christians more than any other group on a routine basis, oftentimes performing the most barbaric and brutal executions.

In May 2016, over 500 Christians were murdered in Benue State in central Nigeria. In October 2016 in Godogodo, Nigeria, Muslim herdsman attacked the village, killing more than 40 Christians. “They shot and killed my four children,” survivor Peter Atangi told WorldWatch Monitor. “As we ran for our dear lives, they also set our homes on fire. Many of us have been rendered homeless.”

In the first month of 2018 in Benue, 80 Christians were hacked to death by Muslim herdsman.

A persecution watchdog group, International Christian Concern, reported that since Jan. 1 there have been another 50 deaths in Logo and another 30 in Guma County.

Islamic Fulani herdsmen in northeastern Nigeria who have been accused of aligning with the Boko Haram terror group killed more than 100 Christians after reprisal clashes earlier this month with the suspected help of the military.

Women are being taken from their villages and sold into slavery at record numbers. There are still hundreds of Yazidi girls missing from Iraq and Syria, sold into slavery by Islamists because they mix Christianity with Islam.

The persecution of Christians is brutal in India. On average, one Christian in India is attacked by Hindu terrorists every 40 minutes. Christians in Syria and Iraq have been forced from lands their ancestors have inhabited for 2,000 years.

Christian genocide happening across the world is real; it’s happening, but you wouldn’t know it. You don’t hear about it. A recent study by the group “Aid to the Church in Need” said the treatment of Christians has grown substantially worse since 2015 and has quickly grown more violent than any other period in modern times.

As The largest Christian nation, we cannot forget our brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s far too easy to forget the trials and tribulations they face, as we feel worlds away in the west. Our fight for Christianity in the United States is very real, but it is a much different fight than our brothers and sisters elsewhere face.

Imagine for one moment that it wasn’t just about your right to say “Merry Christmas,” but about your very survival. They need us now more than ever before. President Trump has made a bold start by withholding funding to the U.N. We are far more capable of helping Christians directly rather than through the U.N. The U.N. and the world ignore the real human rights atrocities committed against the very people they say they are defending.

I’m asking you as a sister in Christ to not forget them. Pray for them. Donate time or money to rescue groups that help Christians all over the world. No matter what you do to help them, just don’t forget them.

Don’t just hashtag some phrase and feel you’ve done your part. Your hashtag makes YOU feel better, but it does not change anything. Christ’s message wouldn’t have been spread through a hashtag. Social media helps tremendously in today’s world when spreading God’s word, but what I’m saying is spread His message but then live by it yourself. Don’t be a lukewarm Christian.

Christians are not only facing persecution and death; they are steadily on the decline. In the UK, a recent poll showed only 55% of Brits consider themselves Christians, while only 6% consider themselves active Christians.

The left and women’s rights groups condemn Christians as hateful or intolerant. Christians are accused of homophobia, often ridiculed as bigots. The left accuses Christians of being violent and promoting hatred, while they protect Muslims. Yet in the Middle East, Muslims throw homosexuals to their deaths from rooftops. Women from all walks of life are brutalized daily. Rape of “infidels” is not only condoned but is commanded in the Koran and Hadith.

Feminists all over attack the traditional mother while overlooking the real plight of women. Christian women were recently named the world’s most persecuted group. Christian women! But feminists attack Christian women along with everyone else. Women in the church that profess Christ are having abortions at a rate not far behind non-Christian women. Women in Iran are protesting the hijab and removing it, facing arrest or death. Women in the U.S are protesting against removing it, on the grounds of feminism. Many of the women being forced to wear it don’t want it. Women here fight for them to wear it behind the guise of freedom.

We have to stand together, united, and speak out against the atrocities happening around the world. We must call it what it is, CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE.

In Christianity, we are all brothers and sisters. In Islam, for instance, it’s very different. So why are Christians persecuted and Muslims are being labeled as the religion of peace? It’s the same reason yet again that takes us to Eve in the garden. It’s good versus evil, light versus darkness.

Christians are hated because of Him. He was crucified for you. If He died for you, you can stand with Him. There are Christians, and there is the world. If the world loves you, then you are too much a part of the world.  Jesus told us that the world hated Him first. Blessed is He that is persecuted for Jesus’ sake. The world stores up their riches here on earth; we as Christians are rewarded eternal life through Jesus Christ in heaven.

So are you a Christian ready to take up the sword of God, which is His word, and stand with Him and defend His flock, your brothers and sisters?

2 Corinthians 4:8-13 “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.”

Vanessa Panas

Welcome! My purpose is to study Gods word and spread His message through my writing…

As Christians, we are to put on the whole armor of God and not be deceived in these last days. Join me, as I show you through current geopolitical events, that the return of Jesus Christ is near, and what role Islam, the Vatican and the global politics across the world play.

You don’t have to be a Christian to see the change in the world. You don’t have to be a Christian to take notice of the huge increases in rape, assault and murder. Christian persecution is on the rise as are attacks on Jews. Gods people are under attack and it will only get worse.

Jesus said He did not come to unite or bring peace. He came to bring a sword. What is His sword? It’s the word of God. When you can debate with an unbeliever and use Gods word to destroy their argument, You’ve used the sword of God.

The Luciferian Globalist agenda has been unleashed. The Globalists want bridges not borders. They want a unified world. This is in direct contradiction to Gods word. In Babylon, the first attempt at globalization was stopped by God. He confused their language and the people gave up on the tower and settled in different areas.

Islam has played a major role in the reshaping of our world. The spirit of Antichrist has taken hold of the world and its christians, the light of the world, that are called to spread the gospel.

Spreading the gospel doesn’t mean you have to repeatedly try and share Christ’s message if it’s rejected, but it’s good if you do. The Bible tells us to shake the dust from our feet and move on to the next town. There are  many more who will welcome the gospel, some will still reject Him, while others will accept Him. If they don’t have the Holy Spirit, they will never accept Christ without it.

God told us of the signs to come before the return of His Son, Jesus. We were even warned not to be deceived and how we could be. Jesus told us He will NOT be in the “inner or upper rooms.” Who owns the upper room in Jerusalem? The Vatican. So in other words if you hear the Pope say,Jesus is here in the upper room, IT’S A LIE.

He also told us He will not be in the desert. What is in the desert? Numerous Islamic countries, including Turkey. Jesus is not returning to Iraq or Turkey or Saudi Arabia. He specifically told us HOW and WHERE He is returning. To the Mount of Olives, where He departed. He left in the clouds and will return on the clouds, in great glory.

Remember biblically speaking, everything that happens is all in relation to and relevant to Israel. Israel is the center of everything in the Bible, and in these last days, Israel has never been more important or volatile. God said He’d make Jerusalem a trembling cup and it certainly is.

What happens to,and around Israel, IS the world. God is not in heaven with the American flag draped over His shoulders. Gods hand is involved, there is no doubt of that. The United States is the largest Christian nation in the world and God has blessed this nation again because we have blessed Israel.

My articles are something I write while studying scripture, praying and watching our geopolitical world in action. I won’t just throw something out there, I study and write my articles in  hope I can make as many people understand bible prophecy and the last days we are living in, because it’s all right there, in the Bible.

I pray that you will learn something new, or understand something you didn’t grasp before. As brothers and sisters in Christ, we must learn from one another, pray for one another and most of all, spread the gospel to the ends of the earth!

God Bless you all.

Vanessa 🙏🙏😇😇💖💖