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Blessing Nations

The Psalmist was given this to write by God the Holy Spirit.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. (Psalm 33:12)

Despite America’s current condition, most Christians who are spiritually attuned to what the Lord of Heaven has to say about the peoples of earth know this has been, since its inception, a God-blessed nation. While we look around at the national and world landscapes today, we can say that America’s blessings look to be headed in the opposite direction.

Just considering the conditions that have resulted from the political chaos, the so-called pandemic, and now the complete disaster that the Afghanistan withdrawal seems to be producing, it is not difficult to reach the conclusion that the nation has been “weighed in the balance and found wanting.” It is being asked in such spiritually attuned quarters whether we are now seeing the “handwriting on the wall.”

While most believe the Afghanistan cut-and-run decision to be terrible error by a commander-in-chief who is of diminishing mental capacity, a more prophetically specific take piqued my interest recently.

Some geo-strategists—former clandestine-service types I heard—caused me to think in another direction than the mental incapacity slant.

These were pointing out that whoever is directing the current American presidential administration is using the diminished mentality matter as a ruse. In actuality, these say, what is happening is the global reset being carried out.

The whole Afghanistan matter, they believe, is to pile on America’s inevitable fall. The Afghan debacle is one more part of the globalist blueprint. First it was the stolen American election. That followed the years-long internal assaults by the US intelligence services, news and entertainment media, some top military people, and the extreme left ideological wickedness. Then burst onto the scene the pandemic with the masks, vaccines, and all the rest of the efforts to control. It was and is all part of bringing on the global reset we’’ve heard about now for several years.

That strategy is being implemented by the evil powers and principalities (both human and demonic) of Ephesians 6:12, I believe.  Seems Satan’s blueprint in that regard is at the center of the accusations by the collective, American patriot, geopolitical thinkers I heard putting forth their theory.

Again, that theory is that this president’s quickly diminishing mental capacity is being used as a ruse to, the minions hope, implement their global reset. The whole Afghanistan debacle was preplanned and is being implemented. What we’ve been witnessing in Afghanistan is not an egregious error in presidential or military planning.

It makes sense, to me. The Afghanistan travesty has, many believe, greatly weakened America in the world’s view, and it has given our chief nemeses such as China, Russia, Iran, and others thoughts that the US is in a vulnerable condition.

The following excerpt from an article written many months before the Afghanistan withdrawal catastrophe explains the globalists’ mad rush to implement its reset at its core.

Conservative Americans in particular have been a thorn in the side of the globalists for generations, and it really comes down to a simple matter of mutual exclusion: You cannot have an openly globalist society and conservative ideals at the same time in the same place. It is impossible.

Conservatives believe in limited government, true free markets, individual liberty, the value of life, freedom of speech, private property rights, the right to self defense, the right to self determination, freedom of religion, and the non-aggression principle (we won’t harm you unless you try to harm us). None of these ideals can exist in a globalist world because globalism is at its core the pursuit of a fully centralized tyranny.

There are people on this planet that are not satisfied to merely live their lives, take care of their families and make their mark peacefully. They crave power over all else. They desperately want control over you, over me, over everything, and they will use any means at their disposal to get it. I would compare it to a kind of drug addiction; globalists are like crack addicts, they can never get enough power, there is always something more to take. (Brandon Smith, “Globalists Will Need Another Crisis In America as Their Reset Agenda Fails,” Lewrockwell.com, April 19, 2021)

The writer of the above article predicted last April that if the global reset failed, the minions would concoct additional crises to bring America down. This makes the theory of the collective patriots I mention quite believable.

However, again, what is left out of all this is the restraining power of the Holy Spirit. I believe the problems these globalist resetters are experiencing in their nefarious efforts is their evil being exposed by that restraining Influence.

God will continue to frustrate these agents of the devil until He calls the Church to Himself. For Americans who are Christians—as well as all true believers throughout the world—that restraint we are seeing is indeed a blessing.

We are, in my view, in the end times described by the Lord—“like it was in the days of Lot” (Luke 17: 28-29). Despite all the evil literally bursting all around us—like that which the much-vexed Lot experienced—it is still business as usual; we’re buying, selling, planting, building, etc. The economic collapse all the doomsayers are predicting hasn’t been allowed to happen yet. Neither has the “great reset” yet been allowed.

These judgments are no doubt coming, but God the Restrainer has promised the following, and the promise is a true blessing for America and the world this side of the Rapture.

And now ye know what withholdeth [the Restrainer] that he [Antichrist] might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he [the Holy Spirit as Restrainer] who now letteth [Restrains] will let [Restrain], until he [the Restraining Holy Spirit] be taken out of the way [in the Rapture]. And then shall that Wicked [Antichrist] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming. (2 Thessalonians 2:6–8)


34 Comments

  1. debschrackmsncom says:

    God bless you, Terry! This is a truth-packed reminder straight from God himself! Thank you for being the messenger in these lawless days!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Kate Randle says:

    That is exactly what I have been thinking!!!
    They planned this horrible thing! They are even more evil than I thought.
    Lord Jesus please protect the people that our evil politicians have left stranded in Afghanistan.
    I also pray that You will demonstrate Your Power and Your vengeance against these evil doers. Praise You JESUS!! MARANATHA!!!

  3. Ed Wood says:

    I agree with everything in Terry’s article. It is only the Holy Spirit’s restraining influence that is keeping the forces of evil from completely taking over. I think it is happening on two levels:

    1) The spiritual, where we cannot directly see the conflict.

    2) The physical, where God is directing the actions of believers to stand against this growing darkness in any way they can. Examples: Protesting the ineffective and unscientific Covid policies. Writing to their political representatives (and usually being ignored, however someone still has to read what they send and perhaps it is having some effect), writing to the newspapers, and, naturally, voicing their viewpoints, and their faith, on a one-on-one level.

    As bad as things are getting now, can you imagine just how bad they will be once we are gone?

    So, be persistent, don’t give evil an inch, and remember that greater is he (the Holy Spirit) who dwells within you than he who is in the world (Satan).
    [1 John 4:4]

  4. ianpomeroy says:

    I believe that the reality is that the USA nationally rejected God and as such the line has been drawn. She is being judged.
    That means that she will no longer be the super power that she once was.
    The most recent example of National judgement was the British Empire!

    As I consider both nations rejection of God and His removal from public significance the subsicant dive into moral depravity has been incredibly huge. Hence the national judgement.

    It is too late for any national recovery, the leaders are far too corrupt and the rulers in the shadow are no longer hiding!

    We only have to look at the major financial backers to see the utter corruption that exists. I believe that out God has permitted His devil to trigger these puppets into the penultimate move. They have moved into position for the global takeover moving into place ready for the New World Order that has been planned for at least the last century at the behest of the evil one who has been actively trying to bring in his antichrist for 6000 years.

    Our only hope is Jesus Christ of Nazareth and we must all trust a in personal relationship with Him. We must obey our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth and proclaim His Gospel message until He calls us home.
    Perhaps we might even snatch some from the fiery furnace as well!

  5. Harvey Rosieur says:

    Whenever I see catastrophe befall I realise that God has allowed it I wonder who has sinned -who has caused the trouble to befall us.. It is a reminder to me and all of us that we personally have all sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God. I presume all Christians go through a similar thought process of wondering, because even non-Christians are quick to point out the failure of God to protect us, which they take as evidence that there is no God. It is the first argument which they raise. Then I see that good people suffer too (but how do we know what is really in the heart of another?) There is a scripture which I am reminded of frequently in the light of what is happening around the globe. “He makes His servants winds and His messengers a flame.” I believe that these are serious warnings. America has lost its position of respect in the world but all is not lost. Has God departed from us personally? Of course not , unless we have departed from Him.The world is changing shape , but we are not of this world.We must pray, ernestly, and see what our God will do. He has a plan for us and nothing can snatch us out of His hand.

    • Ed Wood says:

      You brought up some very good points, Harvey.

      The issue of good people suffering while evil ones prosper is one I suppose many of us have wondered about. One day I came across some excellent answers in Psalms 10, 12, 36, 73.

      As to who sinned to bring the misery which has accompanied human existence from its beginning, that goes right back to Adam and Eve. As their descendants we inherited the consequences of their rebellion. I think of it as collateral damage wherein the good people often get swept up in the damage brought in by the evil people. Of course, this is from what we see down here. We have to remember that God has provided for those who accept him an eternity beyond this world where “righteousness reigns” and pain and suffering will no longer exist.

      By the way, the term “good” is a relative one because compared to God none of us makes the grade. That is exactly why Jesus had to sacrifice his perfect life for our very imperfect ones to save us.

      • Harvey Rosieur says:

        Thanks for the scriptures Ed. From a quick read I realise that there is much more going on unseen than that which hits the Headlines. Only God sees the true picture. Our collective sins must weigh heavily against our nation. God does not sit idly by when disaster srikes. We cannot see the big picture. I know only that God has resued me from some serious situations -some near death. and whenever I call upon His name for help He is there.Many others have testified to similar situations and being rescued by God. We obviously cannot see the complete situation or blame God when bad things happen.Therefore when we see these things happen we know that they are a consequence of sin and that there is a lack of repentance.We cannot point the finger,but we can ensure that our own hearts are pure towards God continually.

    • Ed Wood says:

      You’re welcome, Harvey.

      I, too, have had plenty of close calls over the decades – and only God knows how many other times he saved me from situations of which I was totally unaware, even to this day.

      I have no doubt that he’ll continue to do so and will soon take all of us believers out of harm’s way to meet Jesus in the clouds.

  6. Mary Latona says:

    One week before the Feast of Trumpets. If Jesus delays and we remain, may He help us shine His light more brightly and boldly. Maranatha. Come Lord Jesus!

  7. Maureen Larson says:

    I totally agree, Terry. Thank you!

  8. Lois Hooks says:

    Dear Terry
    I have respect for you and have some of your books.
    I am concerned though about your “apparent” pandemic statement. Yes it likely is germ warfare from China. I’m sure it’s being used by evil people. But to say it’s not a pandemic is not wise. It is an illness. It is all over the world. The Lord said we would have plagues. People are dying…not of “other” diseases. And I am concerned about the foolishness of Christians and their stance/refusal to follow basic medical habits that have saved people from illness for hundreds of years. It’s one thing to be hated for standing up for God and His Word. It’s quite another to be hated for our own foolishness. Simple masks for example have been used for years on the medical field.
    May we have discernment and wisdom. I usually consider you to be wise. Persecution is very likely coming but lets not bring it on unnecessarily.

    • Ann Odom says:

      With all due respect, the masks being used, not the cloth ones, would NEVER be used in Operating Rooms as they aren’t adequate for use in the O.R. I’ve got about 20 years experience working in the O.R. and cloth masks use stopped about 1969, in the single O.R. I worked in in my home town, and we went to the paper kind after that. The paper masks used in the O.R. are much thicker, and made differently than the paper masks being pushed. Even the E.R. was usung the kinds of paper masks used in the O.R. And I feel certain people have died because they couldn’t have a much needed surical procedure done, but with the ICUs tied up with all the COVID patients, their surgeries were posponed. Cancer treatments could not be done because of all the COVID patients in the hospitals. So, we don’t know how many lost theirs because of this. We need to be in continuous prayer for each state, the entire nation as a whole, and lifting up in the government, that they will do right by their constituents.
      Terry, this was an excellent article, and something I’d never thought about. Thank you, and may God bless you!

    • Ed Wood says:

      Hello Lois.

      Is Covid-19 real? Probably it is, though not at level at which it is being hyped. It is also likely the result of “gain of function” research wherein animal diseases are deliberately modified to infect humans.

      The idea in the medical profession is “first, do no harm.” That being said, you have to wonder what kind of medical person could ever justify doing this kind of research. If Anthony Fauci provided funds to Wuhan for this, what does it say about him – or the government which appointed him to be the “front man” regarding Covid in the U.S.?

      It seems that Covid is most damaging to people with pre-existing health conditions and, sure, it makes sense for them to take suitable precautions. The thing is, most of the Covid rules are useless. I might even consider some of them dangerous because they aren’t protecting us, but giving people a false sense of security. Here are some examples:

      Cloth masks cannot stop the virus which is only 1/10th micron (1/4,000,000 inch) in diameter so I agree with Ann Odom entirely.

      Reducing social distancing to three feet inside schools while it remains six feet everywhere else is plain ridiculous.

      If the PCR test is the gold standard for telling if someone is infected or not, why is the CDC scrapping it at the end of this year and why has this news rarely seen the light of day by the media?

      Abortions have been killing millions of unborn human beings in the U.S. alone for decades. Where were and are the “restrictions” to stop this 100% preventable carnage?

      I have a lot more evidence, but the biggest argument I have is this: If all these precautions were so effective why are we still dealing with this over a year and a half later?

      In my opinion, the biggest casualty of Covid-19 has been our freedom!

  9. Terry James you are such an encourager. What great insight you have given to those who are born again and L-O-V-E ALL 3 members of the GODHEAD. You have shown me a new thing or two of what they are up to also how they go about to bring their evil on the whole world. You truly are one of the people God sends our way to reveal what they are up to. Together we are keeping on in the battle for our final home is not this world. I also believe God is in the period of time where he is removing His blessings from America. Thank you.🎵🎹🎼🎶

  10. Harvey Rosieur says:

    Like most people I do not have the medical or scientific experience to enter intelligently into the Covid discussion. I am aware that the rich are getting richer. I seek the truth but seem to be getting no further in this particular subject. I follow the rules because I respect order. I try to trust , but that is getting increasingly difficult . I have had my first two injections for Covid after serious prayer. I suspect that down the line I will need ‘boosters’. Do I think i have immunity? No , the evidence so far is against this.I am annoyed because I doubt so much of what is said . I do not know what experience, or knowledge of the truth, that people who are saying things.may have , or their motives. It is easy to understanding the wealth motive of the pharmaceutical manufacturers but can they be so corrupt? So callous?. The motives of the new world order I readily believe the worst of . But can our health officials be so stupid,so ignorant , or so unprincipled as to follow directions from above just to protet their jobs or reputations?. People are getting sick from something and I do not want that.
    I constantly pray for the outpouring of Gods Holy Spirit because that I do have trust in that and surely that will bring an the end of Covid. Not that that may matter to us personally because I do not think the saints are much longer to remain on earth, but I would like to leave a legacy of health when I go. In the meantime I do the best I can. I follow the rules knowing that we are being controlled , but I do not have a better idea. If I find I can no longer respect, or follow the rules I trust that the Lord will lead the way.
    I have my thoughts and suspicions but not clear enough to show me a better idea.I do not want to add to the confusion.

    • Ed Wood says:

      You are right to be skeptical. I’ve accumulated over 41 reasons why I am over the past year and a half. That leads me to the conclusion we have been consistently lied to for over 18 months.

      Here are a few of the reasons:

      A Covid Red Zone is considered any place with an infection rate higher than 15 per 100,000. That works out to 0.015 %! Are they SERIOUS??

      It is more than possible that Anthony Fauci was involved subsidizing the “gain of function” research that made Covid-19 capable of infecting humans in the first place from the Wuhan lab. Why isn’t this guy in jail for crimes against humanity instead of being the government’s “Covid Expert?”

      Here are the famous CDC flip-flops:
      First, masks don’t protect anyone from Covid.
      Second, masks do protect people from Covid.
      Third, well, maybe you actually need two.
      Fourth, if you are vaccinated, you don’t need a mask.
      Fifth, on second thought, you should wear one inside anyway!

      As I’ve often said, Covid-19’s biggest casualty has been our freedom!

      So, you keep right on doubting because you have good reasons to do so.

  11. Harvey Rosieur says:

    Most people recognise the reasons we can be skeptical.The contradictions are patently laughable,or would be if the situation were not so serious. Can someone please come up with an credible, workable plan to deal with Covid? I have not heard one so I follow the rules until I see that it is harmful to do so. I do not mind if my freedom is restricted a little if I am satisfied that there is a worthwhile result at the end. In New Zealand we went straight to level four and worked our way to level one.( At a considerable cost.) We then enjoyed complete freedom from the disease and the economy was recovering,until someone got into the country with the current strain . Acting on previous experience we went straight back to level 4. Now most of the country is back to level 3 but Auckland remains on level 4.whilst the number of infections daily seem now to have ‘peaked.’ I believe we can see an end in view based on current reports, if everyone keeps to the rules. So something is working but it relies on everyone ,following the rules -like it or not.
    Admittedly N.Z. is a small country, surrounded by water . We once bemoaned our isolation but now I am grateful for it.I would rather endure a lower standard of living than have the ills which freer contact with the rest of the world has to offer.People want to ‘have their cake and eat it too’.They are not following a plan, but acting independently , selfishly.

    • ianpomeroy says:

      Harvey, I do believe that N Z and all of the nation’s of the world are being lied to. If the jab worked there would be no need for another as infinitum.

      The size of the virus is one tenth of the holes in the mask, thus the mask is of zero value. Except to control us and to cause fear. It traumatised children an d many adults.

      This alone identifies who is provoking lies and fear, simply not of God. Thus fasten our eyes on God and resist..

      The other number one clue? What has happened to the majority of the church? Closed. Who wants to kill the church? Simple Satan.
      Meet together Hebrews 10 and all the more so as we see the end drawing near.

      • Ed Wood says:

        You are right, Ian. Mask are USELESS – and so are a lot of the other ridiculous mandates. Hey, if they worked, why hasn’t Covid greatly diminished by now?

        Here’s another fact that I’m sure you’ll find interesting:

        Israel has one, if not, the highest vaccination rate in the world. They also have one of the highest infection rates. What does that say about the effectiveness of any of the vaccines?

        As for the PCR test which has been the gold standard in determining infections, the CDC in America is dropping it as of December 31 of this year. Bet you didn’t hear about that on the news! What does that say about its reliability?

        I said shortly after Covid appeared that probably the best way to handle it is to let it run its course, with some common-sense precautions. Yes, there may have been a terrible initial spike of infection, but I believe herd immunity would have come within months thereafter and we’d would have been looking at this nightmare in the rear view mirror long ago by now.

        Of course, then the globalists would have lost their chance to enslave us, wouldn’t they?

  12. Harvey Rosieur says:

    I am aware of the fact that we are being lied to and can’t get an honest answer.I am aware of NWO plans to control us. Covid is real, however or who ever started it .However , are all our health officials without conscience that they have been bought. Are all our doctors liars that they would dishonour the hypocratic oath. Can every one be bought at every level. Where are the whistle-blowers to warns us that there has been an attempt to pay them off or threaten them into silence.I know all the arguments but I havent heard a better plan. All I know is that we are getting Covid under control by following the rules.and I hear that most countries are in a mess.Do they enjoy’ freedom ‘ at someone elses expense? Early in the onset , we learnt that border control was key, because those from overseas were flouting the rules or ignorant.Most countries are not so isolated.
    I dont care about churches closing.I see it as a good thing . Haven’t you heard. Gods house is in the hearts of men. We can grow and mature more quickly out of those institutions and I have never seen worse control than is exercised in churches, turning people into clones and denying the power of the gospel. I am not saying all are like that but God has said that it is His plan now for us to leave the church system. He wants His people free. They can meet in houses , in the open (weather permitting ) barns , factories or where ever else necessity suggests.. They can meet where they like , when they like (not necessarily on Sundays) but as the Holy Spirit leads, for His purposes.I did not intend to get into this because most seem to be deaf to what God is saying , bound as they are by tradition.
    I do nothing without prayer and I trust that if there is something harmful in the vaccine God would have stopped me from taking the shots and similarly with the boosters which do seem inevitabe. Christians seem to be paranoic on the subject but should remember that God is in control.if they trust Him.When the Revival comes you will appreciate what God has in store for us.

    • ianpomeroy says:

      However Harvey it does matter about the Church of God being closed. There have been groups that have buildings that were duped and stopped meeting. The God given directive is in Hebrews 10 Do not stop meeting together and all the more as we see The Day drawing near.

      Forced closure of the Church has never happened previously in the West.
      We need to come together, the body of Christ. Those who have believed the edict that they must mask up, sit 6 feet apart and not sing have
      been duped.

      We know that this thing from Wuhan was financed by Fauci and is a weaponised bioweapon. It can be treated, the mask is neither needed or safe. It is a weapon of control.

      You are correct that the body of Christ is not a building and perhaps we need to be bold and meet anywhere regardless of the “authorities” for they are now missusing their God given authority. We can no longer take their “word” as they are received.

    • Ed Wood says:

      Hi, Harvey.

      Thing is, we are NOT getting Covid under control and the situation in Israel is proof of that. They have about the highest vaccination rate in the world – but also one of the highest infection rates. In the U.S. it looked like things were getting a lot better initially but despite more people being vaccinated, we are being told that the infection rates have gone back up – which could be true or not. What’s important is that the reactions of the authorities which are acting as if this information is true.

      Like you, except for one local official, NONE of the half-dozen political leaders I sent my big list of Covid inconsistencies to every responded. Nor has the health official in my town. This alone leads me to believe that we are being lied to on a universal level.

      Could most of our medical establishment be that corrupt? Though I don’t think it is beyond the realm of possibility, I think it is more likely that those who know this is all a farce are either being ‘canceled” or pressured to just “shut up!” That wouldn’t be hard to do if their livelihoods (or worse) were being threatened. Really, about the quickest and easiest way to control someone is by messing with their income! Isn’t that exactly what the Antichrist and False Prophet will do when they show up (Revelation 13)?

      As far as churches, well, I think that for most of organized religion today, keeping people away from all those places which have substituted the “doctrines of devils” for the doctrines of God is doing them a big favor!!

      Remember, that when two or three are gathered together in Jesus’ name, there he will be in the midst of them and I’m pretty sure he’s there with you if you happen to be by yourself, too. After all, Jesus often got away by himself to pray, right?

      Hang in there – Jesus is with you now and soon we’ll all be with him in the air!

  13. Harvey Rosieur says:

    I did not come down in the last shower . I know as much about what is going on as anyone. I can’t do any thing about it. It sounds like none of you can.. either. I do not waste time jumping up and down uselessly. What I can’t do I pray about. What I can do I pray about as well so that I will not do anything silly.I do not want to get Covid. That would be silly. Regardless of reported statistics many have got it . Many have died from it. I do not want to be a statistic.Rmember where God is in all of this . Nothing happens unless He allows it and He causes ‘ all things to work together for good for those who love Him , who are the called according to His purposes.’
    God called me out of the organised church years ago. I wondered why . I asked and He showed me His plan to build a new’ house ‘. From the old one He wou ld take out suitable materials to incorporate in the new house . “Salt” He said ” which has lost its taste, is only fit for the dung heap”. His ” new house would be in the hearts of men” I know the voice of God and I trust Him.Nevertheless I was uneasy about leaving the church.I knew the sripture telling us ” not to neglect to meet together together” of course.( I test everything as we are told to ) I know that God would not tell me to do anything contrary to His will (or word) .He showed me how we would meet together. It is simple . Not in big congregations who sit indifferently to one another listening to boring social gospel messages.Half of whom we would never even know. (My words because that is what I know) but interacting with each other, sharing meals and net-working together. Tradition has stunted us and we have not grow or matured intended.We are even taught that which is contray to His word in many ‘churches ‘ and we call our selves Christians! Is God really alive and living in you?
    Incidentally I do not think we will be much longer in level 4 in Auckland as the reported new cases are dropping consistently.

  14. Harvey Rosieur says:

    Please don’t hang your hat on being ‘airlifted’ out too soon .God has plans for us in the Revival first. Thtats what His word says and that is what He has told me.All is not lost. We are winners not losers.

  15. Ed Wood says:

    What’s important is not the “when” of being taken to join Jesus, but to be on watch so as not to be caught off-guard. That’s what Jesus told us to do. To me, this implies that there will be something he will show us soon before the Rapture.

    I don’t think a wholesale revival is coming; in fact, the Bible tells us that people and things will only get worse (Romans 1:18-32; 2 Timothy 3:1-6, Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21) the close we get to the end of this age.
    Christians and their message will become increasingly unpopular and targeted, something we already see happening today all over the world, even in Western Civilization.

    By the way, I’d say by coming here to this website and participating in these discussions, you are certainly not neglecting to “meet together” with other believers – and I am sure the others here appreciate your thoughts just as much as I do.

    • Harvey Rosieur says:

      Thanks for your final obsevation, Ed. That is the first time I have heard anyone recognise that we do not have to meet together as congregations in church buildings. So much of our interpretation of God’s word is obscured by our traditional conditioning. It is hard for most to break through this. It has taken me a long time but I recognised that that was what God was doing for me.. I am a slow learner but I believe I have finally .been set free from the bondage of the traditional church and no longer think in those terms. We are the saints, called and chosen.One body. Praise God.

      • Ed Wood says:

        You are very welcome!

        Yes, it sure is difficult to shake off long-held traditions. When I saw my old denomination (the Episcopal Church, which is a part of Anglicanism) spiraling into apostasy, I stuck it out for a few years before I saw there was no stopping it even at a local level.

        In those years, I took a good look at what is true and what is not, the Bible being my instructor. It’s great departures such as it’s acceptance of homosexual behavior was an obvious “doctrine of devils,” but the ones which said that the church was perfecting the world so Jesus could just step in when this was done, priestly absolution, the need of sacraments to be saved in addition to belief in Jesus, and the like, were more subtle.

        Took me awhile to discover those errors! So, my friend, don’t ever think of yourself as a “slow learner!”

        Remember Paul’s wise words:
        1 Corinthians {13:11-12} When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

        See? We’re are all in the same boat down here!

  16. Harvey Rosieur says:

    As a child I attended an Anglican Chruch. I knew the Order of Service by heart. I was a choir boy, because I was part of a musical family and loved singing. I learned more from singing hymns than by the boring preaching of the minister. I was confirmed at the age of 9. When I met my wife to be at age 18 I went with her to her Presbyterian Church. I was a bit doubtful at first. They did not even kneel down to pray. Then I began to appreciate that fact because I no longer had to kneel on those long , low wooden stools. I was very tall and it had been uncomfortable. The church became embroiled in some very liberal theology. Later we changed to the Baptist church. Good teaching and a great choir! Came the Charismatic movement and I was born again. The Holy Spirit told us to leave that church, which was resistant to the Holy Spirit. After that it was Charismatic and Pentecostal churches. Then they became corrupted by’ lying signs and wonders’ and after leaving several churches at God’s specific direction, He finally directed us to come out of the entire organised, traditional church system. Hard ,but what a learning time. We had to leave many friends because they were so bound in tradition and thought we were simply back-sliders or worse. The ‘church’ was is their ‘sacred cow’ .Seems lately that some are now thinking twice ,though they will not admit it. Pride dies hard in some. It was a challenge sometimes. I asked myself . Why did you go to church? Was it for God or friends? That made it easier.

    • Ed Wood says:

      Your experience parallels my own. I was very active: became an acolyte as a kid, Sunday School teacher and lay reader when I grew up. I always thought that church would be home all my life.

      In 2003, the Episcopal Church gave a nod to the ordination of Gene Robinson, an active homosexual, as bishop of New Hampshire. After that, things started falling apart and I finally left in 2007 when I saw I was fighting a losing battle. I missed the people there but was also dismayed, and, quiet frankly, irritated, at how few of them would make a stand for the Bible.

      I joined an Anglican church next which was supposed to be Bible-centered. Turned out the rector sure wasn’t. In time it was clear that he was antisemitic, regarded the epistles as “commentary,” (he actually said that!) and I don’t think he even believed in Jesus’ virgin birth. He and I often locked horns in his weekly Bible study sessions, but it remained civil until one day he got really nasty and it ended in a shouting match over the Transfiguration – guess he didn’t believe that, either. I told him I was tired of wasting time with someone who refused to listen and walked out.

      That was it as far as organized religion for me. Now, I have a communion service every Sunday with Mom who lives with me and is now 91 years old. It’s still “church” and it all goes right back to this:

      Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” [Jesus is speaking here.]

      • Harvey Rosieur says:

        Hi Ed, My point is that it is not ‘ Church’.you are having.with your mother. That word leads only to confusion and misunderstanding The body of Christ cannot be divided. John 17 tells us that. The tradition of calling it church began I suppose with the Roman Catholic Church, which is anything but Christian.How can we share a word which we hold to be so dear as referring to the gathering together of the Siants with the devil who has churches named after him.Sorry but that is what tradition does to us and why Jesus warned so strongly against it.Who do you suppose to be the Whore of Baylon .and her daughters?We do not do’ church ‘as some carelessly refer to
        but we do gather Sorry Terry, If I am somehow side -tracking your excellent and thought provoking article, but of couse it does all tie together . The truth always does..

    • Ed Wood says:

      To clarify – “church” as I define it, is composed of every believer, past, present, and future, with Jesus being the head. So, I guess that what Mom and I have each Sunday would more correctly be called a “church” or maybe better still, a “worship” service. The numerous denominations are totally artificial and that we are so divided clearly is not what Jesus had in mind, since he wanted us all to be “one.”

      Unfortunately, even in Paul’s time there were divisions and a lot of the epistles he wrote were trying to address them by laying out again the fundamentals of the faith. This struggle continues and will intensify as we move into the last of these Last Days.

      Yet even departures from the faith can serve a useful purpose as Paul also said:

      1 Corinthians {11:19} For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

      It is a matter of separating the wheat from the chaff and encourages us to examine our own faith all the time to see if it agrees with what the Bible teaches as best as we can.

  17. Dawn says:

    WOW!!!

    For some time now I have been convinced that for Israel to get to the point where God needs them to be, America has to decline in power and position to protect them. I never agreed with the teaching that America replaced Israel. I agree that our nation has sinned horribly through abortion, child sex trafficking, corrupt government officials, corrupted elections, banning God and all references to him and so many other ways. The church has failed to take a stand and refuses to discuss the political issues. We, as a nation, has lost our protection of our Lord.

    I watched a video yesterday that discussed our individual bodies as the Third Temple, a temple not built by human hands but having the name of Yahweh stamped in our DNA. The “vaccine” is not a vaccination to prevent a disease. It is a genetic experimental drug that contains foreign DNA that contaminates our DNA, the one God created unique to each human being. It erases the name of Yahweh, the body becomes part human and part computer and can be controlled externally.

    The rulers and the kings of the earth are arrayed with Satan against God and His Creation. Satan hates us and hates God. He wants to replace God and sit in the place of God. I was taught as a child that my body is the Temple of God and I should not defile it. I have tried to live up to that principle. Now the government is ordering me to defile my body, the Temple of God.

    The Bible talks about mysteries and delusions. What if the Third Temple is indeed the Third Temple and is a mystery only Christians can understand while the “vaccine” is a strong delusion?

    I have been looking at the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 6: 15-20, 2 Corinthians 6:16-18, Psalm 139:14-17, Psalm2:2-4, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, Revelation 18:23, Rwvelation 14:9-11, Revelation 13: 18.

    I pray for God to cleanse our nation and our people. I pray for healing of all of those who have consented to take the experimental genetic drug and for the removal of all foreign DNA and foreign particles that contaminate the blood. May God have mercy on us all and forgive us all for the sins of our nation.

    • Ed Wood says:

      Hi, Dawn.

      I’ve always found that the best way to read the Bible is the most direct way. Here’s an example. When the Bible says Jesus was crucified and physically resurrected on the third day, that’s exactly what happened. It wasn’t merely a “spiritual” or allegorical account, as all too many of today’s “liberal” theologians and preachers claim, but one of actual fact.

      Regarding the Temple, it is indeed true that believers are individual temples of the Holy Spirit. I think it is also true a third actual temple will have to be built in order for its future “defilement” by the Antichrist, as mentioned in Daniel 8 and Jesus (Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14).

      As far as the Covid shots go, there certainly are an awful lot of unknowns. I’m not an anti-vaxxer but I had major reservations about the mRNA-based vaccines and still some concerning the J & J, which is “viral-vector” based. I did opt – and not without reservation – for the latter only because that technology has been around for a few decades. Yeah, I know I took a chance, but it seemed better than getting Covid at my age and with my health history.

      Problem is, in retrospect, it doesn’t look like ANY of them are doing such a great job. Israel has one of, if not, the highest vaccine rate, but now also has a high infection rate as well. We aren’t doing very well around the world, either.

      Now, I personally don’t worry about being defiled spiritually by the vaccine. Jesus said in Mark 7:15 that it is what comes OUT of a person is what does that, right? Of course, if one takes the mark of the beast, then that person is indeed defiled and damned forever – but that will only happen post-Rapture. If you have truly accepted Jesus, Dawn, you have already secured eternal life in heaven with him. You have willingly acknowledged the Holy Spirit and, as such, haven’t committed that one unforgivable sin of blaspheming that Spirit (Matthew 12:31-32).

      What I do absolutely believe is that Covid and the resulting events are a big step in the softening-up process that’ll make the Antichrist’s one-world rule and the implementation of the 666 economy possible. I actually think it’ll be a cakewalk by then!

      I hope this information has been helpful.

      God bless – and I’ll see you on that great day when we join Jesus in the air!

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