January 2016 on a Rocky Road!

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Commentary By:  Gordon King

Brothers and sisters in Christ, I sense that 2016 will be a year of increased evil, wickedness, chaos, and confusion.  We’ve already seen many evil and chaotic things happen in less than two weeks into the new year.  The stock market took a huge dive, Islamic terror continues on American soil, tensions in the Middle East are heating up, and the President is on a gun control rampage, among other things.

On January 3rd of this year I wrote a post about some of the things that I sensed would occur in 2016.

Happy New Year 2016!

I spoke about war breaking out in the Middle East, and now (it’s only January 10th) it seems that this may actually come to pass this year, with Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink of waging war between Islamic sects after Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric.  The Saudis are Sunni, and the Iranians are Shiites!  This one incident could ignite a bloody war much worse than we already see in Syria, as tensions in the Middle East continue to escalate.

I spoke of President Obama’s main agenda for his last year in office, 2016, being “gun control”.  Pay careful attention to his state of the union address on January 12th.  He has already begun the rhetoric of increased gun control, and taking away the rights of American citizens to own and bear arms will be taken away from us one bite at a time!  Obama signed an executive order on January 5th enacting further gun control actions.  The following is from an article posted by the NRA on January 8th of this year:

On Tuesday, the president announced a series of gun control actions in the form of “executive actions” during a lengthy press conference at the White House. Throughout, the president made it abundantly clear that restricting the rights of America’s law-abiding gun owners will remain his focus in the last year of his tenure.

I also spoke of increased Islam terror and violence in the world.  On Friday, January 8th, a Philadelphia police officer was shot while seated in his vehicle, by a self-proclaimed Islamic terrorist who said that he did it for Allah!  And now we also are hearing of at least one hundred or more women in Germany are being raped by Muslim refugees from Syria!  Apparently Sharia law and the Quran permit this, or at the very least they take the man’s word and not the woman’s as her word is not permitted.

Is this what we want happening in America?!  Is this where we are headed?  And this is only one type of incident which will occur, their main goal is to take complete control and instill Sharia law!

I am telling you all of this because I am sensing things to happen soon, things which will have dire consequences on us as a nation, a people, and the world!  I am telling you this because things which I have sensed are already coming to pass in 2016, and this in only the 10th of January!

Be sensitive to the things around you, to the world, and of course to God.  Let the Spirit lead and guide you.  Don’t just believe everything you read or watch on television.

Deceptions come in all sizes and all varieties.  We are not always told the truth about things before we buy them, sometimes they are made to sound and look much better than what they really are, have you ever noticed that?  For example, if you look at an ad for a hamburger at a fast food restaurant, the picture looks really good (unless you are a vegetarian)!  It looks big and juicy, with the meat and cheese bulging out of the sides of the bun.  Then when you actually purchase it, you can’t even see any meat or cheese!  Where’s the beef!  Remember that one?  Now I’m dating myself!

My point is that we can and are deceived at all levels and in all areas of our lives.  Deceptions, lies, untruths, and partial truths can all lead us down the wrong path.  They can be very small deceptions and they can be enormous deceptions.  Some small deceptions may not have severe consequences, such as purchasing a burger with little meat, while others can have enormous consequences such as believing that all religions lead to heaven, or that being promiscuous is a good thing.

The world is on a path of destruction, one in which deceptions play a key role.  Those who are not believers in Jesus Christ will fall victim to these lies, they will believe them and take them as the honest truth!  The more that time goes on, the more the deceptions will seem normal, the more that the lost will believe them.  And if we as believers are not aware and do not allow the Holy Spirit to guide us then we too can be deceived!

Political correctness has soured the minds of the world, it has led the lost to believe lies, and it has turned what is good into bad and bad into good!  It has led the world into believing that everything is good, that anything a person wishes to do is good, everything but believing in Jesus Christ and standing for what is actually righteous and holy!  This will get worse my friends as time goes on.

Christians will be made out to be bad, and the laws and principles in which we follow will also be made out to be bad in the worlds eyes!  We already see this happening today.  Even our own government has trained army personnel that Evangelical Christians are terrorists!

Todd Starnes, writing for Fox News, reports that during a U.S. Army training event, an Army instructor cited Evangelical Christianity and Catholicism as examples of religious extremism—along with Al Qaeda and Hamas.

Not only was it implied that Evangelical Christianity is as dangerous as a terrorist organization, but it was at the top of the list of threats. And, here is that list:
Evangelical Christianity
Muslim Brotherhood
Ultra-Orthodox Jews
Christian Identity
Al Qaeda
Abu Sayyam
Ku Klux Klan
Sri Ram Sene
Kamane Movement / Kach
Army of God
Sunni Muslims
Nation of Islam
Jewish Defense League
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Islamophobia” was also listed as a form of religious extremism.
“We find this offensive to have Evangelical Christians and the Catholic Church to be listed among known terrorist groups,” Ron Crews, executive director of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty, said. “It is dishonorable for any U.S. military entity to allow this type of wrongheaded characterization.”

This is the time to maintain a close and personal relationship with the God of the universe, Jesus Christ!  This is not the time to be walking away from God, or to be lost or unsaved.  These times are perilous and becoming even more so.  We need God, without Him we are doomed! 

If you do not yet know Jesus Christ, or you have not accepted Him as your Lord and Savior then I strongly urge you to do so now!  Do not wait until tomorrow, or next month, you may not have that long!  The day of salvation is today!

Accept Jesus Christ Now!

God bless my friends, brothers and sisters in Christ!  Maranatha!

6 thoughts on “January 2016 on a Rocky Road!

  1. I agree with you, the world is moving towards its final stages of history. The falling away of the truth of God has happen and intensifying. Now it’s a matter of the false savior to make his worldly appearance, when the current chaos becomes worst. As the Good Book says it will be a time like no other in history or will ever be again.

    Jesus upon the cross paid the ultimate price for our redemption, our death penalty issued long ago because of our disobedience, our sin; ‘the wages of sin is death’ (Rom.6:23). But does anybody care..?.. Especially when death and the subject of is all around us… Seems like the good news is almost silent…
    Yet, with His sacrifice, He bought our freedom from that sentence, from the separation of God the Father, from the depth of hell. We are indebted to Him, through His death and resurrection we too have His grace upon us. IF we choose to accept it. Choose to believe His word. Choose to follow Him.
    He in essences owns us. Whether we believe or not He is still God, He is still The Creator of the Universe, who made us and then redeemed us from the principalities that govern this world and now in our mist. God hasn’t changed, we as a society/people have.
    ‘No God but thyself’ is selfishly motivated in this godless society and we need to change this way of thinking, within ourselves with His help. We’re cut off from our spiritual identity, our spiritual wealth when we absent ourselves from Him who first loved us, by thinking this way. We belong to Him, who so ever BELIEVES in His saving grace, in Him. We’re no longer in the grasp of this fallen world but belong in God’s kingdom, His government. Doing His work through our actions, attitude, lives. It’s our choice to love Him back.

    We do things for Him at least we should. And He is merciful and forgiving when we come short of our goal. He helps us along the way, knowing we’re not perfect but helps us to become day by day. Knowing Him is not a religion but a way of life! He renews our soul when we put our trust in Him. At times it is difficult to perceive when we are in the middle of our own battles, BUT He is there with us in our most darkest moment rely on Him and He will give you the strength to continue and to overcome. Prayer in every situation is powerful. You must not doubt but have courage that the issue(s), too will pass. He teaches us to endure the race not give up, maintaining steadfast, the checkered flag IS in sight. And the peace that passes all understanding will overwhelm us to finish the race. We know the outcome already, with this race.
    The confrontations we face every day are trials we must go through to refine our character. It WILL get hairier and more intense as this world gets closer to His advent. Don’t loose heart when things get worst –hold on to our lifeline. Don’t loose faith. Doubts don’t come from God.
    We must be willing participants, not fearful of the issues facing us. We can’t change the past, just improve our worth from this day forward. Constantly in prayer of both supplication (seeking forgiveness, humbly imploring) and always in thanksgiving for everything. Life isn’t fair at times but we have an Advocate who truly cares about each of us in our corner and will make our struggles easier to bear if not eliminate them.

    Our world has changed, as you have stated many times G. It has become darker, evil has manifested its ugly head. Is it because we either turned a blind eye, refuse to rein in (confess) our faults, and/or willingly rebel against what is good and decent, against a loving God..?.. Or can we not see the good anymore..?.. Have we become so complacent that we just don’t care. And if we don’t care we shouldn’t complain when stuff hits the fan. BUT we’re only human and deep inside all of us, there is still that HOPE at least I hope so. Hope that this evil entity that has taken advantage, has twisted the bad to look good and the good to look old and bad, be turned around. Only One Superior then he can and will restore the distortion the fallen one has done and put things back to its original state.
    The dark angel knows his time is just about over, he knows he will get his one chance to convince people even more by presenting himself in sheep’s clothing, in imitating Jesus’ advent; trying to destroy/lead as many as possible to the same destiny as his own. Don’t think because one is on his side that one is excluded, no. After you’ve done his bidding and no longer useful, you too will be destroy. He hates ALL humanity. The force of evil, the darkness wants complete control, wants paranoia. violence, fear, wants our servitude to him. This is his end goal and all party to him WILL reap his demise upon the true advent of Jesus Christ.
    “He who is in us is GREATER then he who is in the world”!
    “and he said, ‘LORD God of Israel, there is no God in heaven above or on earth below like You, who keep Your covenant and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts’.” 1King 8:23

    The good news is:
    There is a Higher Power as well, in our mist, in us through His Holy Spirit, IF we BELIEVE and trust in His providence.
    Jesus Christ is our only way out of this mess we’re living in. His peace is inside us all to champion His cause. We know where we’re going when all is said and done.
    We ARE special to Him! He loves us (John 3:16). He first loved us (1John 4:19).

    It’s absolutely essential to have a firm foundation in the Lord, for the trials and tribulations that’s yet to be unleash will be intense. Unfortunately, the time is coming when friends and family members may turn on us, governments/police as well, simply because we stand for a Higher Authority, God. Jacobs trouble is already here famine, pestilence, persecution and will get worst as time progresses to the closing of this last generation.
    We must prepare and endure (Matt.24:13). Have God’s armor on, “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (Eph 6:13), (& 2Cor. 6:7; Eph.6:11)
    Do not fear, FAITH will carry us though it all! Like you have mention in many occasions Gordon, NOW is the time to be in God’s grace. Peace be with you all. God bless.

    Thank you Gordon for allowing me to extend on your thought provoking thought and insight. God bless you richly. Maranatha!!

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