Expounding the More Perfect Way….Jesus Christ and Him Crucified Acts 18:24-28

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To the Church at Laodicea

by Chuck Missler

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Revelation 3:14

  • Name Meaning
    • Laodicea means “rule of the people.”
  • Historical Church Identity
    • Laodicea is the wealthy, self-absorbed church of compromise.

Laodicea Background

About 40 miles southeast of Philadelphia, and just a few miles north of Colossae, stood the large and prosperous city of Laodicea. It rested luxuriously on the banks of the river Lycus, a tributary of the Meander. Laodicea didn’t have a good location for military defense, so it survived by compromise. It was an old city, dating to 2000 B.C. Its name was changed from Diospolis to Rhoas by the Lydians, and when Antiochus II captured and rebuilt the town in 250 B.C., he named it after his wife Laodice.

Laodicea was a successful commercial and financial center in central Asia Minor, and the remains of its theater, aqueducts, baths, gymnasium and stadium all testify to the wealth it enjoyed in its heyday. According to the Roman historian Tacitus, Laodicea was able to restore itself after a major earthquake without aid from Rome.1 Cicero held court in Laodicea and did his banking there. Laodicea was known for producing textiles made from high quality black wool and for its famous school of medicine which produced a particular eye salve called “collyrium.”

Six miles east of Laodicea stood the city of Hierapolis, which was renowned for its hot springs. Though Laodicea was built on the Lycus, it depended on water piped in from nearby cities Hierapolis and Colossae. The hot springs water from Hierapolis had cooled to a tepid temperature by the time it reached Laodicea, and the cold water from Colossae had warmed to a tepid temperature as it traveled through the aqueduct in the sun, so Laodicea was a city that truly understood lukewarm water.

The church of Laodicea was likely founded by Paul’s friend and coworker Epaphras, who also ministered to the people of Colossae.2 Colossians 2:1 indicates that neither Colossae nor Laodicea were visited by Paul himself, although he certainly joined Epaphras in his zealous prayers for Colossae and Laodicea and Hierapolis.3
Paul also wrote Laodicea an epistle, which the people of Colossae were instructed to read, even as the people of Laodicea were to read Paul’s epistle to the Colossians.4 Thirty years before Revelation, Paul warned Archippus in Colossians 4:17 to be diligent in the work of the ministry that God had given him to do. There is a tradition that Archippus became the bishop of Laodicea. It may have been his weakness which contributed to the poor spiritual condition of the church there.

Christ’s Letter to Laodicea

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Revelation 3:14

He is the Amen, the solid and trustworthy One, perfect and perfected, faithful and true.

The phrase “beginning of the creation of God” can be confusing terminology, as though Christ is merely a created being. That’s clearly not His intention, because we know from several verses that Jesus was in the beginning with God the Father and that the worlds were created through Him.5 When Paul uses the same kind of terminology in Colossians 1:15-16, he refers to Christ as “…the firstborn of every creature,” in one breath while declaring in the next, “For by him were all things created…” We need to understand that the word translated “beginning” is arche from which we get words like archangel and archenemy. It means “highest” or “chief” or “ruler.” Jesus is the chief or ruler of the creation of God. His role as the firstborn also places Him in the highest position. He’s the one with the authority.

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Revelation 3:15-16

The Laodiceans were tepid, just like their water. It’s natural to enjoy a drink of chilled water, especially on a hot day. These days we have the convenience of water sanitation and freezers full of ice, but in the ancient days, cold water meant safe water. Icy water from a deep well meant water more likely to be clean and safe to drink. The warm water in Laodicea had traveled through aqueducts, but in that day warm water often meant standing water that had the opportunity to bear bacterial cultures and amoebas and insect larvae. Hot water is good and cold water is good, but lukewarm water at just the right temperature can be used to induce vomiting.

Jesus does not want us lukewarm. He does not want us half-hearted about our faith or our walk with Him. If we’re spiritually cold, there’s a remedy. If we’re spiritually hot, then praise God. However, if we’re lukewarm, then we think we’re all right, but we’re really in a bad place.

When sharp evangelists go onto college campuses, they work to convert the radicals first. Why? Because when radicals come to recognize who Jesus really is, then they fire up the whole campus. Closet nerds need to be saved too, but the passionate radical will quickly reach more people than the shy souls who hide in their rooms. We should all be full of the fire of God, passionate about loving this world in Christ’s name.

Laodicea was named after the wife of Syria’s Antiochus II, but the name has a meaning of its own: “rule of the people.” In other words, this particular church is not looking to Jesus Christ as its leader. It’s ruled by popular opinion. This is the user friendly church that compromised to please the culture.

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Revelation 3:17

The church in Laodicea thought they were doing okay, because they had money. They were wealthy, and we humans easily make the mistake of assuming that having money means having the blessing of God on our lives. Al Capone had money too, remember. The Pharisees and Sadducees had money. It’s great that certain churches are wealthy and able to develop a wide range of church programs. That’s great. But, money doesn’t represent God’s stamp of approval. The church of Laodicea felt at ease because they had their physical needs met, not realizing that they were spiritually wretched. They weren’t dead like the church of Sardis, but they were doing badly enough.

Every one of the seven churches had a surprising report card, but probably none greater than the Laodiceans. They thought they had it made. They were the social church, and their membership included all the top executives of the community. Senators and congressmen attended. The heads of corporations provided large tax deductible donations. They didn’t understand that Jesus looked at them through a completely different lens.

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Revelation 3:18

Jesus offers hope to the Laodiceans. It’s not over. They have a chance to fix this thing. It’s interesting that Jesus consistently uses metaphors that these churches understand. The Laodiceans knew all about gold and rich raiment and eye salve. These were strengths they had; textile manufacture and banking made the city prosperous. Their doctors had developed a renowned eye ointment. Jesus contrasts their versions with His own, however. They specialized in black woolens, and Jesus offers them pure white spiritual raiment. They produced ointment, but He offers them something better than physical sight – He offers the ability to see the truth.

As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Revelation 3:19-20

Jesus doesn’t hate the Laodiceans. He loves them, and that’s why He’s sending them this letter to rebuke them. He’s giving them a chance to change before it’s too late. After His rebuke, He gives them this beautiful picture. He’s standing at the door and knocking! He’s not hiding from them or driving them like cattle. He offers them this kind and personal promise. If they just open the door to Him, He will come in and enjoy a meal with them. For a lukewarm church, that’s a warm and intimate offer from the King of Creation.

Notice something, however. Jesus is not already inside the church of the Laodiceans. He’s standing outside, knocking on the door, waiting to be let in. They need to open the door so that He can join them. It’s certain that He was once a part of their congregation, but over the years they must have shut Him out – as they chose instead to be ruled by the opinions of the people.

To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

Revelation 3:21-22

We have a great High Priest who passed through the heavens and dwelt with us, taking on the form of a human and living life here with us. He was tempted in all ways just as we are, yet without sin. This gives us great freedom to fall boldly at His throne to seek help in times of need, because He understands exactly what we’re going through.6 He knows. He’s been there Himself. He overcame, and that’s the greatest news of eternity. Jesus Christ overcame. He conquered!

As we read through these promises to the overcomer, we remember how it is we overcome. We are overcomers through His victory – and His victory in our lives.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

Revelation 12:11

There is an inscription on a cathedral in Lubeck, Germany that I’d like to present here. As we read these letters, we remember that they are written to churches that existed nearly two millennia ago, but they apply to every one of us. We can agree the churches are historical and we can see their prophetic links to churches of the Church Age, but these churches also represent us personally.

  • Thus speaketh Christ our Lord to us:
  • Ye call Me Master and obey Me not.
  • Ye call Me Light and see Me not.
  • Ye call Me Way and walk Me not.
  • Ye call Me Life and choose Me not.
  • Ye call Me Wise and follow Me not.
  • Ye call Me Fair and love Me not.
  • Ye call Me Rich and ask Me not.
  • Ye call Me Eternal and seek Me not.
  • Ye call Me Noble and serve Me not.
  • Ye call Me Gracious and trust Me not.
  • Ye call Me Might and honor Me not.
  • Ye call Me Just and fear Me not.
  • If I condemn you, blame Me not.

That gets the point across.

Sin in our Times

We believe in liberty in our culture, but it’s gotten out of control. There’s a point at which we need to agree with God, “No. That’s wrong. We don’t do that.” The world will do what the world does. However, in our churches do we let the culture tell us what to think, or do we follow the Word of God?

Sin is an uncomfortable subject in our times. Our culture no longer believes in sin. Yet, without a recognition of our own personal failure, a recognition that we deserve to be punished, there’s no reason for us to seek a Savior. Jesus did not come to condemn us, but to save us. However, without the conviction of our sin, we have no understanding that we need to be saved. We think we can get to Heaven by being “good,” and we don’t think anybody really goes to Hell – except maybe Hitler and Stalin. We fail to recognize that we are all lost, every one of us, until Jesus Christ’s blood washes us clean.

One of the questions we might want to ask is whether our churches have fallen into a worldly mentality toward sin. Do our churches recognize the world is filled with lost people destined for Hell without Jesus Christ? Do our churches offer us salvation through Jesus Christ alone – the good news that God loves us and sent Christ to die for us? We need to speak the truth in love, or people will die with no appreciation for their true predicament. We cannot preach the user friendly message of “You’re okay. I’m okay.” We need to say, “Hey! We’re all in trouble! The earth is falling out from under us and we’re all going to die! But good news! God has made a bridge to the other side of the canyon! Take it!”

We are a lukewarm culture, and for too long we’ve allowed the world to tell us what to think. We need to be fire-hot Christians, filled with true, longsuffering and devoted love for our fellow humans. If we open ourselves to the guidance of His Word and His love through His Spirit, I think we’ll be astounded where the Lord takes us.

Bible Verses

1Cor 3:6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth. 1Pet 1:23 Having been regenerated not of corruptible seed but of incorruptible, through the living and abiding word of God. John 7:38 He who believes into Me, as the Scripture said, out of his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water. 39 But this He said concerning the Spirit…

Words of Ministry

To plant is to minister life and impart life to someone who is spiritually dead so that this person may become living. When life is imparted to a person dead in sins, he becomes a living plant. Because Paul imparted life to the Corinthians, he was their father in Christ. In 4:15 he says, “For though you have ten thousand guides in Christ, yet not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” Before Paul came to Corinth, the Corinthians were not plants. On the contrary, they were dead sinners. But when Paul visited them, he imparted life to them, and they became living plants. This is the first aspect of planting. In the church life we must learn not only how to plant, but also how to water. Actually, watering others is very easy. Suppose a saint [believer] comes to you with a problem. Do not Try to solve this person’s problem. Actually, we are not able to solve others’ problems. Do you not have many problems of your own which are not yet solved? Since you have not solved your own problems, how do you expect to help others with their problems? Thus, in watering the saints, we should forget about trying to solve their problems. God is our Father, and eventually He will take care of all the problems. The crucial matter is the watering. According to my experience, the best way to water others is to pray-read a few verses with them. For example, a brother may present a problem concerning his job or family life. Instead of touching the problem, pray-read the Word with him. Sometimes it is sufficient simply to pray with that one. By praying the other person is brought to the Lord, and we are brought into the Lord in a deeper way. As a result, both parties are watered.

(c) LSM

THE THREE STAGES OF SALVATION

According to the whole revelation of the Bible, God’s salvation is of three stages. It is a matter of a gradual process.

I. WITH THE ISRAELITES

The salvation which God intended for the children of Israel to partake of was related to three places: Egypt, from which they were delivered; the wilderness, in which they wandered; and Canaan, into which they entered. Their history in these three places signifies the three stages of their participation in God’s full salvation. The children of Israel did not partake of the whole of God’s salvation in one place.

A. Salvation from Egypt

In Egypt, the Israelites participated in the first stage of God’s salvation. At the time of the Passover, they experienced the redeeming blood of the lamb (Exo. 12:7) and the nourishing meat of the lamb (Exo. 12:8) and were saved from God’s righteous judgment. When they made their exodus out of Egypt and crossed the Red Sea, they were saved from Egyptian slavery and tyranny. After crossing the Red Sea, they were a released and liberated people. In this sense, they all were saved. No one can deny that they had been saved from God’s judgment and from Egyptian bondage, tyranny, and slavery. However, they had only shared in one-third of God’s full salvation. Although they had been saved from God’s judgment and from Pharaoh’s slavery, what about God’s eternal purpose? What about God’s expression and dominion? With the children of Israel at that time, there was not yet the divine expression nor the divine dominion. The [282] tabernacle had not yet been erected, and God’s divine government had not been established on earth. Although the children of Israel had been saved from Egypt, they had to experience two further stages of God’s salvation for the fulfillment of God’s eternal purpose.

B. Salvation through the Wilderness

After the Israelites were saved from Egypt where they ate the Passover lamb and the unleavened bread, they experienced salvation through the wilderness. Although they had had a sweet enjoyment of Christ, typified by the lamb in Egypt, that was merely the initial stage, the beginning. They had to enjoy, partake of, and experience Christ more, as typified by the manna and the rock flowing with living water. After the exodus from Egypt, God brought them into the second stage, which was signified by the wilderness. In the wilderness they enjoyed the feeding manna (Exo. 16:31-32) and the quenching water (Exo. 17:6).

Because of the influence of past teaching, whenever we hear the word wilderness we think of it as a bad word. Although it is not a good word, it is not altogether bad. If you consult a map, you will see that the children of Israel could not have gone from Egypt into the good land without passing through the wilderness. The wilderness was bad because the children of Israel did not go directly through it into Canaan but wandered in it for over thirty-eight years. It was that waste of time which made the wilderness so bad. If, however, they had crossed the Red Sea and gone directly through the wilderness into the good land, the wilderness would have been a good word. That the wilderness was not altogether bad is proved by the fact that there the Israelites enjoyed the manna and the water from the rock, both of which were types of Christ.

C. Salvation into Canaan

After wandering in the wilderness, the children of Israel crossed the Jordan River and entered into the good land of Canaan, the third stage of their salvation. Here, in the third [283] stage, in the good land, they enjoyed something more than the lamb, the unleavened bread, the manna, and the water—they enjoyed the rich produce of the land of Canaan. Although they had eaten manna daily in the wilderness for nearly forty years, immediately after they entered into the good land, the manna ceased and they began to enjoy the rich produce of the all-inclusive land (Josh. 5:11-12). The Passover lamb, the heavenly manna, the living water, and the produce of the good land of Canaan are all types of the different aspects of the riches of Christ. If the children of Israel had only been saved in Egypt, they would have never tasted the manna. If they had not entered into the land of Canaan, they would never have enjoyed the rich produce of the good land. Hallelujah for the rich enjoyment of Christ in the various stages of salvation!

In the third stage of their salvation, salvation into Canaan, the Israelites entered into the rest (Deut. 12:9). All the rich enjoyment of Christ in the three stages of salvation is for the securing of the good land and the building up of the temple that there might be the expression of God and the divine government of God among men on earth. The full salvation of God with the rich enjoyment of Christ is for God’s expression and kingdom. Salvation from Egypt, through the wilderness, and into the good land is absolutely for God’s expression and kingdom. As we have seen, where there is God’s expression and kingdom, there is the Sabbath rest. When God’s glory filled His house, the temple, all His people rested in His presence. That was a Sabbath to God and to His saved people. Therefore, we clearly see that the three stages of God’s salvation are for His expression and kingdom so that God may have rest with His saved people.

As we have pointed out, God’s full salvation, which He intended for the children of Israel, included redemption through the Passover lamb, exodus from Egypt, feeding by the heavenly manna, thirst-quenching by the living water from the cleft rock, and partaking of the riches of the good land of Canaan. All the Israelites shared in the Passover lamb, the heavenly manna, and the living water, but of those [284] who shared the exodus from Egypt only Joshua and Caleb entered into the good land and partook of it; all the rest fell in the wilderness (Num. 14:301 Cor. 10:1-11). Though all were redeemed, only the two overcomers, Joshua and Caleb, received the prize of the good land.

The Passover lamb, the heavenly manna, the living water, and the good land of Canaan are all types of the different aspects of Christ. According to what has been depicted of the children of Israel, not all believers who have been redeemed through Christ will partake of Christ as a prize to them as their rest, their satisfaction, both in the church age and in the coming kingdom. Only those who, after being redeemed, seek Christ diligently will do so. This is why the Apostle Paul, though fully redeemed, was still pressing toward the mark that he might gain Christ as the prize (Phil. 3:10-14). In Philippians 3, Paul tells us that he was in Judaism but that for Christ’s sake he gave it up (vv. 4-9). Here in the book of Hebrews the writer holds the same concept in encouraging the Hebrew believers to forsake Judaism and press toward Christ that they may not miss the prize.

II. WITH THE NEW TESTAMENT BELIEVERS

A. Salvation from the World

According to the type of the salvation of the children of Israel, the salvation of the new testament believers is also in three stages. Firstly, we experience salvation from the world. We are justified through the blood of Jesus (Rom. 3:22-25) and separated from the world (Gal. 1:46:14). If anyone has not made his exodus from the world, he has not completed the first stage of his salvation. The salvation offered in Christianity is mainly a salvation with justification by faith through the blood of Christ, but without an exodus. Today there are millions of real Christians who have been justified by faith through the blood of Christ but who are still in the world. They need an exodus. We praise the Lord that we are out of the world, which includes religion. We are out of Judaism, Catholicism, and Protestantism. [285]

~LSM


The Age of Deceit – Part 5

In previous sessions of “The Age of Deceit,” we identified Satan’s attack strategies of Contradiction, Condescension, and Deconstruction in Part-2, Disinformation in Part 3, and Infiltration and Accommodation in Part 4. In this session, we will expose what happens when deception comes through indoctrination.

Deception by Indoctrination

The Cambridge Dictionary defines the term indoctrination as “the process of repeating an idea or belief to someone until they accept it without criticism or question.”1 In the twentieth century, we saw two prime examples of the power of propaganda as it preyed on the innocent minds of the youth.

The Holocaust Encyclopedia tells us:

“From the 1920s onwards, the Nazi Party targeted German youth as a special audience for its propaganda messages. These messages emphasized that the Party was a movement of youth: dynamic, resilient, forward-looking, and hopeful. Millions of German young people were won over to Nazism in the classroom and through extracurricular activities. In January 1933, the Hitler Youth had approximately 100,000 members, but by the end of the year, this figure had increased to more than 2 million. By 1937 membership in the Hitler Youth increased to 5.4 million before it became mandatory in 1939.
The German authorities then prohibited or dissolved all competing youth organizations. The original purpose of the Hitler Youth was to train boys to enter the SA (Storm Troopers), a Nazi Party paramilitary formation. After 1933, however, youth leaders sought to integrate boys into the Nazi national community and to prepare them for service as soldiers in the armed forces or, later, in the Elite SS.”2

The Soviet leader Lenin stated, “We need that generation of young people who began to reach political maturity in the midst of a disciplined and desperate struggle against the bourgeoisie. In this struggle, that generation is training genuine Communists; it must subordinate to this struggle, and link up with it, each step in its studies, education, and training.”3 It is important to note that the term “bourgeoisie” is a French word that Russian revolutionary Karl Marx popularized in an attempt to vilify the enemy of Communist ideals. “It means “the middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes.”4 Therefore, a bourgeoisie is a person with social behavior and political views held to be influenced by private property interest. In other words, a Capitalist.

Deception by indoctrination is not limited to despotic institutions.
Sadly, there are many examples of brainwashing within religious groups. Many people use an expression like “drink the Kool-Aid” and vaguely know it means to surrender one’s free will and believe whatever they are told to do. This expression comes from the 1978 tragedy of Jonestown, in the South American nation of Guyana, where over 900 people were massacred as they followed their leader Jim Jones in a communal suicide pact. Among the dead were more than 300 children who “drank the Kool-Aid” laced with deadly cyanide poison, thereby demonstrating the power of mind control. These devotees of the Peoples Temple were programmed to do whatever Jones told them to do as they widely believed him to be God’s authority on earth. There are many more examples that could be offered in this account but suffice it to say that many have been led away like sheep to the slaughter by these “wolves in sheep’s clothing.”5

How Does Indoctrination Happen?

I submit for your consideration three key components to achieving widespread indoctrination, otherwise known as brainwashing.

  1. Indoctrination begins with Isolation. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (or U.SSR) surrounded their empire with what British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called the Iron Curtain. “Churchill used it to refer specifically to the political, military, and ideological barrier created by the U.S.S.R.”6 According to U.S.S.R. historians, it was created as a veil of protection following World War II to prevent open contact between itself and the West. Like the 2,500-year-old Great Wall of China with its border fortifications stretching over 4,000 Kilometers (2,500 miles), the pretense of protection has the downside of preventing integration with the advancements being made around you.
  2. Indoctrination is established by Deprivation. Manufactured scarcity is a powerful weapon when attempting to control the masses. This is done by making everyone dependent on the benevolence of the Elite. In both the Nazi and Soviet Youth Camps, food, shelter, and social acceptance were doled out in meager portions in order to maintain the attention of the children. This would then cultivate loyalty through reward for submission. Dressed in the party-approved uniform, these young disciples were molded into the image preestablished by the ruling Elite.
  3. Indoctrination is maintained by Repetition. The substance of this brainwashing is constructed by the Elite, who rule over the majority of the ignorant. It often masquerades as education. There is a fundamental and important difference between education and indoctrination. Education involves a broad investigation into what is true and what is not true. Indoctrination is solely focused on influencing the hearer to believe in a narrow narrative without being able to back up these newfound “truths” with anything other than their own opinion. It offers cold monologue over constructive dialogue.
    It limits all crosschecking or independent validation. Ultimately this leads to the villainization of the “outsiders,” closing down the mind of the child so it can be filled up with carefully constructed propaganda.

Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda of Nazi Germany, has been credited as saying, “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”7 Again he said,
“If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.”8 Concerning the mass media, he stated, “Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”9

Force and fear make up the foundation for all successful indoctrination. Force is expressed as the overwhelming power to subdue all adversaries. This power is not necessarily one of mere military might alone but often reveals itself as the irresistible tsunami of public opinion. Feeding fear leads to spiritual blindness that yields the fruit of hate. When hate takes hold of a human heart, it is amazing what terrible things it can produce. Today we see the pervasive power of the special-interest cartels who are seeking of control over what is to be considered as the acceptable societal narrative.

The media call it the Cancel Culture. Philosophically the Cancel Culture is deemed necessary in order to prevent the spread of racist, violent, and insurrectionary incitement. To its devotees, to be “Woke” is to be awake to the systemic injustices of society and, by extension, the rest of Western civilization. Their thoughts are that this current civilization is part of a long line of oppression and genocide that must be torn down in its entirety. To impose this idea on others, the Woke use the tactics of mob harassment, public penance, hysterical denunciation, and most of all, the weaponization of cancel culture to deprive people of their platforms, livelihoods, and reputation. Unlike the Iron Curtain erected by the leaders of the Communist Party to solidify their power base, these Woke Warriors are attempting to erect an Ideological Curtain that will encircle the whole globe in which they will be the embodiment of the “Thought Police” from the dystopian novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four.”10 Given the current state of affairs, it would appear that the Orwellian fictional idea of “Thoughtcrime”11 is being implemented here and now by the Woke Elite.

Breaking the Stronghold of Indoctrination

There is a way of breaking the Stronghold of Indoctrination.

In 1865, following the American Civil War, which saw more than 600,000 deaths, the American poet William Ross Wallace wrote a poem that praised motherhood. Here within, he created one power phrase that has been quoted out of context for decades, which states, “For the hand that rocks the cradle, Is the hand that rules the world.” When you read it in its context, you will find a powerful revelation of his original intent.

“The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Is the Hand That Rules the World.”

Blessings on the hand of women!

Angels guard its strength and grace,

In the palace, cottage, hovel,

Oh, no matter where the place;

Would that never storms assailed it,

Rainbows ever gently curled;

For the hand that rocks the cradle

Is the hand that rules the world.

 

Infancy’s the tender fountain,

Power may with beauty flow,

Mother’s first to guide the streamlets,

From them souls unresting grow-

Grow on for the good or evil,

Sunshine streamed or evil hurled;

For the hand that rocks the cradle

Is the hand that rules the world.

 

Woman, how divine your mission

Here upon our natal sod!

Keep, oh, keep the young heart open

Always to the breath of God!

All true trophies of the ages

Are from mother-love impearled;

For the hand that rocks the cradle

Is the hand that rules the world.

 

Blessings on the hand of women!

Fathers, sons, and daughters cry,

And the sacred song is mingled

With the worship in the sky-

Mingles where no tempest darkens,

Rainbows evermore are hurled;

For the hand that rocks the cradle

Is the hand that rules the world.

 

The Bible tells us that we can counteract the darkness of societal indoctrination with the Light of the Truth. Deuteronomy 4:4-9 tell us,

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one! 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. 6 And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Remember the encouragement of Solomon when he says,

3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. 4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honor, and life. 5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. 6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Pro 22:3-6 KJV

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by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

The U.S. Government’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) database was updated this past Friday, March 11, 2022, and it is now reporting that there have been 1,168,894 cases of injuries and deaths following COVID-19 vaccines since December of 2020, when the FDA issued emergency use authorizations for the COVID-19 vaccines. (Source.)

By way of contrast, there were 926,031 cases of injuries and deaths following all FDA-approved vaccines for the previous 30+ years, from 1990 through November of 2020. (Source.)

So there have been more injuries and deaths recorded in VAERS during the past 15 months following COVID-19 vaccines, than there were for the previous 30+ years combined following all vaccines recorded in VAERS.

Fetal Deaths Increase by 3,525% Following COVID-19 Vaccines

This most recent update of VAERS shows that there have now been 3,852 fetal deaths following COVID-19 vaccines. (Source.)

To arrive at the number of fetal deaths recorded in VAERS I tested several different searches on listed “symptoms” and then checked to see if the search results documented fetal deaths, since there is no demographic for “fetal deaths.”

The following is the current list of “symptoms” in VAERS that reveals fetal deaths:

  • Aborted pregnancy
  • Abortion
  • Abortion complete
  • Abortion complicated
  • Abortion early
  • Abortion incomplete
  • Abortion induced
  • Abortion induced incomplete
  • Abortion late
  • Abortion missed
  • Abortion of ectopic pregnancy
  • Abortion spontaneous
  • Abortion spontaneous complete
  • Abortion spontaneous incomplete
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Ectopic pregnancy termination
  • Ectopic pregnancy with contraceptive device
  • Foetal cardiac arrest
  • Foetal death
  • Premature baby death
  • Premature delivery
  • Ruptured ectopic pregnancy
  • Stillbirth

This list may not be exhaustive. But if we use the exact same search using these symptoms, we can compare “apples to apples” in examining fetal deaths following COVID-19 vaccines as compared to fetal deaths following all non-COVID vaccines.

Using this search for all FDA-approved vaccines for the previous 30+ years before the COVID-19 vaccines were given emergency use authorization in December of 2020, we find 2,550 fetal deaths, the vast majority of which followed vaccines produced by Merck, which would include the Gardasil vaccines. (Source.)

Here are the yearly averages then according to VAERS:

  • 85 fetal deaths per year following non-COVID vaccines
  • 3082 fetal deaths per year following COVID-19 vaccines

That’s a 3,525% increase in fetal deaths following COVID-19 vaccines, compared to reported fetal deaths following all FDA approved vaccines combined for the previous 30 years.

And still, I have not seen one single source in the Alternative Media report on these statistics (although a few of them have picked up our articles on the topic.)

Why is that?

Is it because they are afraid to cite us as a source for coming up with these search parameters, due to the fact that we also report the truth on pro-vaccine Donald Trump, and the pro-vaccine superstar doctors, which would upset their reader base and supporters?

Is that why these statistics are censored in the Alternative Media? If so, then you all have blood on your hands, because you are withholding what could be life-saving information to help a pregnant woman or child-bearing age woman make an informed decision about whether or not to receive one of these shots.

I don’t need any credit or links back for this information to be published! Do your own searches and report the same thing if you don’t want to be associated with us. There’s no ego here, and I do not earn any money from publishing these statistics.

This is about informed consent, and giving the public the statistics from the U.S. Government’s own database to have the data one needs to make an informed decision about these COVID-19 vaccines.

Facebook Fact Checkers Try to Discredit These Reports but End Up Verifying Them Instead!

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Behold A Black Horse

 

In Revelation 6, the Lamb begins to open the seals. As the seals are opened, the four living creatures begin to call forth the horses. When the first seal is opened, one of the living creatures cries,
“Come and see,” and the first horseman rides out on a white horse – the Antichrist. With the second seal comes the horseman on the red horse – War.

Then the horseman on the Black Horse rides out:

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

Revelation 6:5-6

Finally, the fourth living creature calls out the Pale Horse – Death, and Hell follows him. With this final harbinger of doom, we have the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

In this book, we are going to focus on the Black Horse, whose rider holds the balances of scarcity and hunger. In the Scripture, the color black is often associated with famine. This black horse is clearly the harbinger of famine and inflation. “To eat bread by weight” is a Jewish term that expresses the scarcity of food. In a home, it’s an indication of poverty when the food has to be measured out carefully to ensure that it lasts. Here we have market scales, and the wheat and barley are being measured out for sale.

The word for “measure” in this passage is χοῖνιξ – choinix – a unit of measurement close to a liter. Think of a one-liter bottle filled with grain. It’s enough to feed a man for two, maybe three meals if he cooks it like a cereal. If ground out into flour, it might make a loaf of bread. The King James translation of “penny” can be confusing, because we think of a penny as a small amount of money. The Greek word is dēnarion – a denarius – a silver coin representing a day’s wages as we see in the parable of the laborers in Matthew 20:2-13. In other words, the price of grain is high enough that one measure of wheat costs a full day’s wages.

It’s strange that the voice in the midst of the beasts mentions both wheat and barley. The barley here is much cheaper than the wheat, so that three full measures of barley can be purchased for the same price as the wheat. Barley is harvested in springtime, whereas wheat thrives in cooler climates and is harvested in the start of winter, which might indicate a time of year. Wheat has historically been considered the finer grain, while barley is a grain often fed to livestock. Today, we make bread from wheat and beer from barley. There might be several reasons for this. Wheat contains gluten, which gives it the elasticity to rise. Both wheat and barley produce gas when baked, but the elasticity of the wheat gluten allows it to capture the gas and rise nice and soft for use in bread. Barley is used in flatbreads and doesn’t rise well unless wheat is added to it. It therefore makes a harder, denser bread. Barley also has a stronger taste than wheat. Wheat is clearly the more upscale taste, which contributes to its higher cost.

Both grains contain a number of vitamins and minerals. Barley is a better food in some ways. It contains slightly more calories, 2150 per liter compared to wheat’s 1850 per liter, which is important when food is scarce. Wheat has to be milled before cooking while barley can be cooked as easily as rice. Barley has the highest fiber content of the grains, which is something we appreciate in these days of processed foods, and it is higher in protein than many grains like corn or rice.

“Hurt not the oil and the wine.” The oil and wine, the luxuries, are apparently in short supply. We infer that they are therefore precious, and people should be careful with the supplies that exist – not to damage them.

We do not see a picture here of complete starvation. When food for one man costs an entire day’s wages, though, there’s certainly trouble. The man doesn’t have to provide for himself alone. He could feed himself on a measure of wheat, but if he has a wife and children, there will be hungry stomachs. If buying food uses up all his resources, he will have nothing left for other basic necessities. What about fuel or clothing or medicine? The arrival of the Black Horse promises hard times.

The Causes of Famines

What causes famines? There are 12 billion acres of land in the world used for agriculture. These include pastureland and orchards. A full 3.4 billion acres is arable land – tilled or ploughed land used for raising crops. This doesn’t count the land that has been abandoned. We live on a blue planet, surrounded by water, and we have the technology to remove salt from ocean water if necessary. It’s expensive to desalinate water right now, but it’s possible. What’s more, fresh water conveniently falls from the sky and pools up in lakes. It stores itself as snow and glaciers. We have thousands of different kinds of food at our disposal, fruits and vegetables and grains, insects and fish and birds and animals. What are the reasons that, despite all these things, millions of children go about malnourished while others die of starvation?

In some cases, famine is caused by uncontrollable weather circumstances like severe droughts or floods that disrupt the ability of the people to raise crops or livestock. Farmers cannot plant maize or wheat if there is standing water in their fields, and if there’s no rain for months, even solid farming practices can be thwarted. Hurricanes can ravage half-grown crops or strip the fruit off of trees. An unexpected frost could wipe out an orange crop or destroy apple and peach blossoms before the fruit has a chance to grow.

If weather conditions are not a concern enough, warfare in all its forms can annihilate a nation’s agriculture. The movie Gone With The Wind does a fair job of portraying the agricultural devastation of war. Scarlett O’Hara made a picturesque scene digging a carrot out of the barren ground and declaring, “As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again!” Nearly 23,000 men were killed, wounded and lost at the Battle of Antietam, the single bloodiest day of warfare in U.S. military history. The armies of Generals Lee and McClellan also shot to bits the corn fields near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Battles in general were not as destructive as Sherman’s crushing March to the Sea, in which he purposely created a swath of destruction as his men pillaged food sources and burned anything that could be useful to the South.

Russia’s scorched earth policy successfully allowed Moscow to defeat both Napoleon and Hitler, burning and razing any resources that could be useful to the enemy as its armies pulled back toward Moscow. Stalin had long planned for the possibility of destroying his people’s land as a military strategy. The populations of large cities were relocated to Siberia – 25-30 million Russian civilians – and their towns and factories destroyed, along with bridges and railroads and crops. Behind them, the Russian soldiers left miles of blackened land, empty of anything valuable. The civilians rebuilt their factories at their new homes, but as historian Walter Sanning notes:

What was lacking, however, was the social infrastructure, such as housing and hospitals, to accommodate the many millions of civilians deported there between 1940 and 1941. As a result, 15-20 million civilians died of epidemics, hunger, overwork, lack of housing, lack of clothing and the brutal Siberian winter.1

Even without purposeful laying waste to the land, wars can disrupt the daily ongoing economic pressures vital to food production. The normal buying and selling of crops can be interrupted, as can transportation of food to their markets. Pillaging and general lawlessness can prevent food from reaching its destination, and with little hope for gain, farmers might forgo the effort until peace resumes.

Large wars are not necessary to wreak havoc with the food supply. Marauders in local squabbles can cause just as much harm to the populace. In 2006, the Arab gunmen who terrorized the people in Darfur also spread over the border into Chad, stealing cattle, burning crops and slaughtering those who dared to resist. Arab herdsmen would drive their own cattle
to graze on the crops of Darfur farmers.

Certain corrupt and dictatorial governments, in fact, deliberately caused famines in the 20th century. In 1932, Stalin silenced any nationalistic aspirations of the Ukraine by starving its people to death. He required the Ukrainians to give up all their grain to the Russian government, destroyed the farming class, confiscated any private food stores people had in their houses, and sealed up the borders so no food could get in. An estimated 25,000 people were dying each day in the Ukraine by the spring of 1933.

Yes, some famines are caused by drought or floods, but more people died by man-made famines in the 20th century than by any force of nature.

Inflation

I want to highlight a subtle lie that we encounter in our age of deceit. Here’s the definition of “inflation” according to Grolier’s Online Encyclopedia:

Inflation is a process in which the average level prices increase at a substantial rate over a considerable period of time. In short, more money is required to buy a given amount of goods
and services.

That’s a misleading definition. That’s what many people have come to understand as the definition of inflation, but if we go back in time a little, we can see that Grolier’s has missed the real point. The definition of inflation in the 1957 Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary of the English Language Unabridged is more accurate:

Inflation: an increase in the amount of currency in circulation, resulting in a relatively sharp and sudden fall in its value and a rise in prices.

See the subtle difference between these two definitions? Grolier’s treats inflation as a matter of course, as though market pressures cause the prices of goods and services to rise naturally. That’s not the actual situation. Inflation is caused by an expanding money supply, and the public has been conned into thinking inflation is the result of market pressures rather than monetary pressures.

Inflation is, in fact, the increased amount of money in the system, which devalues the money, which forces prices to rise in compensation. The goods and services don’t actually cost more; our money is just worth less. The government prints money without having to earn it, and it robs us of our purchasing power.

Assume a 5% inflation over the course of a year. That 5% devaluation applies not only to the money a person earned this year, but to all the money left over from previous years.

Let’s say it’s 1960, and we put a dollar in the bank. That dollar is worth a dollar. The next year, however, that same dollar has been devalued 5%, and it’s now worth just 95 cents – 95% of its original value. In 1962, the 95 cents is reduced again by 5%, leaving its worth at just over 90 cents. This wouldn’t be so terrible, except that it happens every year. By the time a person has worked 20 years, the government will have confiscated 64 cents of every dollar the person saved over those years, not by taxes, but by inflation. By the time he has worked 45 years, the hidden tax will be over 90%. The government will take virtually everything a person saves over his entire lifetime, not counting the income tax. We must constantly keep our money moving so that it can make money for us before it devalues.

The mathematics is simple to calculate: raise 0.95 to the power of the years that have passed. If 45 years have gone by, we calculate 0.9545, which leaves less than 9% of what was saved in 1960. The dollar we put in the bank in 1960 now has only the purchasing power that nine cents had in 1960. We’d have been better off spending the dollar in 1960. Inflation robs us of the money we’ve saved up over our lifetime.

Hyperinflation

We’ve experienced a slow steady inflation over the past century, but hyperinflation takes place when inflation gets out of control. Inflation harried Israel during the 1970s and ’80s.2 Prices in Israel went from a 13% increase in 1971 to 445% in 1984. There was a joke going around Israel in those days that it was better to take a taxi from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, because you had to pay a bus fare up front, but you could pay the cab fare at the end of the trip when the shekel was worth less.

In January of 1919, an ounce of gold in the Weimar Republic cost 170 German marks. By January of 1923, that same ounce of gold cost 372,477 marks, and by October 1923, it cost 87,000,000,000,000 marks, demonstrating how worthless a mark had become in just months. Only in retrospect did it become clear that the German Central Bank was to blame.
The bank had printed money to pay for war reparations after WWI, to get rid of the national debt and build up the post-war regime.

In 1921 Poland, food prices doubled every 19 days. In 1944 Greece, food prices doubled every four days, and in 1946 Hungary, they doubled every 15 hours. In 1989 Argentina, the peso was devalued three times, driving food prices up over 3,000% in a single year. In 1994 Brazil, inflation raged at 2,000% per year. In 1994 Yugoslavia, food prices doubled every 34 hours. In 2008 Zimbabwe, they doubled every single day. In these cases, hyperinflation had nothing to do with food availability, it had to do with government mismanagement and rampant printing of money.

It’s really a shock to realize how often countries have faced hyperinflation over the past century. The victims have included Angola, Argentina, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Chile, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel and Japan, Nicaragua, Peru, Poland, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe and others.

This list of countries means far more than words on paper. These country names represent millions of real people who discovered that their money had become suddenly worthless – their lifetime of savings had evaporated. These were people who need to buy food for their families, but they could no longer afford the cost of a loaf of bread at the market because their wages had become meaningless. Real people had to deal with this rocking devastation to their economic systems. It’s staggering and difficult for us to come to terms with that.

By late 1923, 300 paper mills and 2,000 printing presses worked round the clock cranking out German bank notes with higher and higher values on them. On average, prices doubled every three days. Can you imagine trying to live that way? In a single month, prices exploded more than 32,000%, enough to drive prices up by a factor of 320 in a single 30-day period.

My grandparents, my mother’s mother and father, had a restaurant in Germany. When it went for sale, they planned to receive enough for it to retire on. By the time the formalities were completed, inflation had driven up all the prices and the mark had become worthless. The money from the sale ended up providing them with just enough to buy one loaf of bread. In late 1923, a loaf of bread cost 726 million marks. Obviously, they were wiped out, and they no longer had the restaurant to live on. The nation’s leaders had created the crisis by printing paper money with nothing to back it.

What does this have to do with you and me today? Everything. Quite simply, everything. Germany sank into the most severe hyperinflationary period in recorded history after doing what? After printing 1.3 trillion marks. In today’s terms, that translated into about 4 trillion U.S. dollars. The United States government has printed exactly the same amount of money – $4 trillion – since 2008. The same amount that brought the German hyperinflation has already been achieved by the U.S. since 2008. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.

This article is an excerpt from Dr. Chuck Missler’s book Behold a Black Horse, available from our online store https://store.khouse.org. Also available as a 2 hour presentation.

Population Control
by C. Missler • February 1, 2022


“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.”

– British television personality Sir David Attenborough

We’re going to consider an agenda that the globalists have to depopulate the Earth. Some of our elitists anxious for a global government have the view that the Earth is already overpopulated, that for the health of everybody we need to depopulate it. It sounds good to have fewer people on the planet, with more food sources and clean water for everybody. It all sounds good until we realize we have to decide how that is going to happen and who is going to make
those decisions.

Out of that comes a strange technology, the ability to design diseases deliberately to wipe out human beings. Remember, Jesus warned us about this in the Olivet Discourse. He said:

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Matthew 24:7-8

Pestilences are part of what’s coming, and Jesus noted that this is only the beginning of sorrows. In verse 22 of the same discourse, Jesus reminds us that “except the days of the Tribulation be shortened, there should no flesh be saved,” but those days would be shortened for the sake of the elect. Wow. That’s a technology statement. That statement implies a capability to end all life on Earth. In ancient times, there would have been no way to wholesale destroy all life on the planet, but today we do have those capabilities. In today’s world, we have both the nuclear and biological power to unleash destructive forces that could lead to our ultimate demise.

We’ve gone through a variety of killer diseases and we’ve mentioned the possibility of biological terrorism. We recognize that our defenses for these things are inadequate, not from lack of throwing money at the problem. By nature, bacteria and viruses mutate, forcing us to constantly change our attacks on them. Human-designed microorganisms – engineered to kill and resist antibiotics – will be horribly deadly by their very character. This is a complex kind of warfare. When we consider that some diseases have an incubation period before they manifest, that some are highly contagious even before symptoms start to appear, we recognize the incredible difficulty in protecting ourselves from a purposeful pandemic.

The Bible tells us, though, not to be ignorant of Satan’s devices. These are Satan’s devices. We do not want to dwell on them and live in fear, but we also want to be diligent to heed warnings. Paul warns us that, “…we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”2

Rulers of the Darkness

There are rulers of the darkness in this world. There is a goal among the globalists to lower the population of the planet Earth. That sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it’s not. There are plenty of people who believe that the world would be better off with fewer humans in it. Those in the environmental movement lead the call for reducing the population, and some go to extremes, but there is a clear agenda of depopulation by people in power. When we consider the possibilities of designer diseases, things get very scary.

Medical knowledge and hygiene do have an impact on the spread of disease. There are ways to prepare for critical situations. We should not live with a sense of helplessness. At the same time, there are dangerous possibilities on the horizon. The population control agenda can include genocide. There are those who intend to depopulate large segments of the Earth, and they have written about reducing our numbers by force if necessary.

The famous Georgia Guidestones, erected 30 miles from Atlanta in 1980, declare as their first commandment, “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” The genocide is already taking place: more than one million human lives are aborted every year in the name of “family planning.”

Dave Foreman, who co-founded the environmental organization Earth First!, famously said, “My three main goals would be to reduce human population to about 100 million worldwide, destroy the industrial infrastructure, and see wilderness, with its full complement of species, returning throughout the world.”

Extremists in the environmental movement might be expected to hold positions like this, however, mainstream individuals have long promoted population control as a means of elevating the species. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is well-known for his support of eugenics and his desire to curb the human population. In a 1984 TV interview, he considered the depletion of the Amazon rainforests and said the human population was “reaching plague proportions.” In fact, he wrote about his desire to be a deadly virus in the forward of the 1987 book If I Were An Animal:

I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers that it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist… I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.3

The Prince (who himself had four children) is not alone in his view of humans as less-than-valuable. One of the most celebrated women in the 20th century also regarded large numbers of humans as a scourge on the planet.

Margaret Sanger

Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger is well known for her ideas about eugenics, a philosophy about social order that focuses on improving the quality of the human gene pool by controlling which groups are allowed to breed. Margaret Sanger referred to the vast hordes of humanity as “weeds” on many occasions, writing in her 1920 book, Woman and the New Race, that birth control “is nothing more or less than the facilitation of the process of weeding out the unfit, of preventing the birth of defectives or of those who will become defectives.”4

Planned Parenthood claims to be about empowering women, but it has faced intense criticism for its habit of looking the other way when sexually abused minors and trafficked girls are brought in for abortions.5 There have been a variety of videos exposing Planned Parenthood employees’ sale of infant body parts,6 and of wanton disregard for the lives of babies born alive. Planned Parenthood has shown its true purpose – of making money by thinning the human population.

Sanger had no shame about advocating forced sterilization of those deemed less fit, stating in her book The Pivot of Civilization:

The emergency problem of segregation and sterilization must be faced immediately. Every feeble-minded girl or woman of the hereditary type, especially of the moron class, should be segregated during the reproductive period. Otherwise, she is almost certain to bear imbecile children, who in turn are just as certain to breed other defectives.7

Margaret Sanger began publishing her magazine Birth Control Review in 1917. Beyond a desire to provide women with contraception, Sanger wanted to genetically engineer the human race and eliminate those genetic lines considered less valuable. In the 1930s, she openly supported Nazi Germany’s focus on developing a perfect Aryan race and the infanticide of those considered less desirable. In the years before World War II, Sanger corresponded with the Nazi Ernst Rudin, the head of the top German eugenics research institute. She published Rudin’s article, “Eugenic Sterilization: An Urgent Need” in the April 1933 issue of BCR. George Grant chronicles the life and writings of Margaret Sanger in his book Killer Angel.

Sanger’s book The Pivot of Civilization contains a chapter called “The Cruelty of Charity” in which she criticizes the existence of charitable institutions, saying, “Organized charity itself is the symptom of a malignant social disease.”8 She envisions a world where no human being has to depend on any other, and she declares,“…[O]ur eyes should be opened to the terrific cost to the community of this dead weight of human waste.”9 She calls for the segregation of the unfit and the prohibition of their reproduction.

In 1939, Margaret Sanger organized the Negro Project to take family planning to the African American communities of the south. She justified her proposals as a means of improving the quality of life of black Americans, but there are heavy racist overtones to her goal of limiting the numbers of black babies. The condescension is clear in the instructions Sanger gave regarding training black ministers to promote birth control. In November of 1939, Sanger received a note from Dr. Clarence J. Gamble of Proctor and Gamble, whom she’d chosen as director of the Birth Control Federation of America in the south. Gamble was concerned that black leaders might see birth control as a form of extermination. Sanger responded in a letter dated December 10, 1939, encouraging use of black ministers:

The ministers [sic] work is also important and also he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.10

Before the horrors of Nazi eugenics were revealed, groups seeking population control passed forced sterilization laws in 37 states. The 1927 U.S. Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell decision validated these laws. Sterilization proponents met opposition from Catholic and Protestant groups, and British socialist Harold Laski wrote to Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes that religious people were a problem too, saying, “Sterilize all the unfit, among whom I include all fundamentalists.”11

As the years passed, Sanger became increasingly obsessed with the occult. It’s clear from her writings that she’d grown to hate America and American freedom. Just like Adolf Hitler, Margaret Sanger was a disciple of Theosophy and its founder, Madame Blavatsky.12 Both Sanger and Hitler were involved in a religion that worshiped Lucifer, and the spiritual results are clear – Sanger demonstrated a marked hostility to Christianity:

Birth control appeals to the advanced radical because it is calculated to undermine the authority of the Christian churches. I look forward to seeing humanity free someday of the tyranny of Christianity no less than capitalism.13

Lucis Trust is a prominent modern-day representative of Theosophy, an extension of the Lucifer Publishing Company, which is also a United Nations NGO. Lucis Trust was founded by Alice A. Bailey during the early 20th century. Bailey was a disciple of Madame Blavatsky and nominal leader of the Theosophical Society in the early 1900s.

Sanger went on to found Planned Parenthood, and her marked disregard for the intrinsic value of human life is clear in this institution of “family planning.” Story after story has come out of Planned Parenthood of cold, hard nurses who disregarded the concerns or pain of their abortion patients. We hear the testimony of “Angele,” who decided to abort her 22-week-old baby, and after the baby was born alive wanted to save his life.14 The staff at Orlando Women’s Center operated by Dr. James Pendergraft refused to help the born-alive baby. If the Planned Parenthood staff’s interest were in the mother, they would have shown her compassion or tried to help her. It’s not about woman’s choice. It’s about population control.

This article is an excerpt from Dr. Chuck Missler’s book Behold a Livid Horse, available from our online store https://store.khouse.org. Also available as a 2 hour presentation.

1 Gray, L. (2013, January 22). David Attenborough – Humans are Plague on Earth. The Telegraph. Retrieved September 27, 2015, from http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthnews/9815862/Humans-are-plague-on-Earth-Attenborough.html

2 Ephesians 6:12

3 Cowles, F., & Prince Philip. (1986). Forward. In If I Were an Animal. Robin Clark.

4 Sanger, M. (1920). Chapter XVIII: The Goal. In Woman and the New Race. Project Gutenberg eBook.

5 See Live Action. (2014). Lies, Corruption, and Scandal: Six Years of Exposing Planned Parenthood – Spring 2014 Investigative Report. Retrieved September 29, 2015, from http://plannedparenthoodexposed.com/wp-content/uploads/PP-Investigative-Report-No-Bleed.pdf

6 Ertelt, S. (2015, September 15). 10th Video Catches Planned Parenthood: We Sell ‘Fresh’ Aborted Baby Eyes, Hearts and ‘Gonads’ Retrieved September 29, 2015, from http://www.lifenews.com/2015/09/15/10th-video-catches-planned-parenthood-we-sell-fresh-aborted-baby-eyes-hearts-and-gonads/

7 Sanger, M. (1922). Chapter IV: The Fertility of the Feeble-Minded. In The Pivot of Civilization: Project Gutenberg eBook.

8 Sanger, M. (1922). Chapter V: The Cruelty of Charity. In The Pivot of Civilization: Project Gutenberg eBook.

9 Ibid.

10 Scans of this letter can be found online at http://genius.com/Margaret-sanger-letter-from-margaret-sanger-to-dr-cj-gamble-annotated/, last accessed September 29, 2015.

11 Howe, M. Ed. (1953). Holmes-Laski letters; the correspondence of Mr. Justice Holmes and Harold J. Laski, 1916-1935, (pp. 939-941) Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.

12 See Meade,M. (1980). Madame Blavatsky, (pp.180-181) New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons. See also: Grant, G. (1995). Killer Angel, (p 90) Ars Vitae Press.

13 Quoted in Goldstein, D. (1945). Suicide Bent: Sangerizing America (p. 103). St. Paul: Radio Replies Press.

14 Strom, R. (2005, April 25). Abortion staff ignores baby boy born alive? Retrieved September 29, 2015, from http://www.wnd.com/2005/04/30006

Hatred Towards Truth pt. 2

Mark 12

10 And have you not read this Scripture (refers to Psalms 118:22–23); The Stone which the builders (the spiritual leaders of Israel) rejected (He was not the type of Messiah they wanted) is become the Head of the Corner (the “Corner” represents the Corner Stone which is the pivot point for the structure; Christ is the Head of the Church, and of the Work of God, due to what He did at the Cross [Zech. 4:7]):

11 This was the Lord’s doing (refers to the Great Plan of God, which necessitated God becoming flesh and dwelling among men, in order to bring about the Redemption of man), and it is marvellous in our eyes? (It wasn’t marvelous in the eyes of Israel of Jesus’ day, and the results were awful. As the Church, we should take a lesson, in what He has done. It had better be marvelous in our eyes.)

12 And they sought to lay hold on Him (they were growing even more incensed at Him), but feared the people (whatever they did, would have to be done in secret): for they knew that He had spoken the Parable against them (He predicted that they would kill Him and, as well, what would happen to them; God would destroy them!; but still they wouldn’t turn around): and they left Him, and went their way (they definitely didn’t go His Way).

~JSM Expositor’s

Why is there so much hatred against Truth? As we look in the world today, we see much hatred and division against one another simply because one disagrees with another or because the media or people have painted a false image of another according to deception and evil within the hearts. What is the cause of this? Well as we look at the Scriptures above, we see Jesus, the Christ, who was Truth as according to God’s Word, healed many diseases, exposed error, was a great Teacher but yet men reviled and hated Him. It was due to the hearts of mankind which is bent on evil constantly. This evil within man gave occasion for the Lord to destroy the world during the time of Noah.

The Pharisees and Religious leaders were okay with Christ up until Christ started confronting and correcting error as according to the Word of God. These Pharisees were being exposed as changing the truth of God’s Word into a lie, Christ exposed the hidden agendas of their religious hearts and the hypocrisy in their lives simply by preaching and living the Truth of God’s Word.

The people living under the religious rule of these Pharisees and Sadducee, thought the doctrines they taught were correct until Christ came on the scenes. Christ presence revealed what was in their hearts, murder, hatred, lying, adultery….etc.

Oftentimes, situations and the correcting of error and the exposure of hidden agendas bring out what lies in the hearts of men. Many of us prefer to be a cheat, an idolater, we want to commit adultery/fornication or act on our lustful desires and when circumstances pressure us in order to expose what is in our hearts, we oftentimes lash out against those who simply are correcting the wrong. Paul states ” Am I your enemy because I tell you the Truth?” Galatians 4:19

If the presence of individuals cause you to hate, despise, divide, exhibit the works of the flesh as found in Galatians 5:19-21, then the problem is not with the individual nor the circumstance, the problem is the evil within your heart. The Pharisees’ hatred towards Christ, caused them to plot scheme and crucify an innocent Man. What has the evil within you caused you to do against the plan and Will of God for your life? God is more concerned about the issues within your heart and your response to life situations than the circumstances/people He uses to reveal it. Truth/Light comes to expose evil, error and darkness. Are you receptive of Truth or fighting to hold on to your own beliefs/biases? How you view Christ will determine your response.

~Shonette

By: J. Lee Grady

I’ve never believed the Antichrist is just one man. That’s partly because I know from history that Christians have suffered under evil dictators since the first century. In fact, early Christians believed the Roman emperor Nero was the Antichrist.

It’s no surprise that Nero still wins in the “beast” category. He had his own mother killed; he beheaded his first wife and murdered his stepbrother. He kicked his second wife to death while she was pregnant, and then he married a boy. And in his infamous efforts to wipe out all Christianity, he covered Christians in wax and lit them on fire to provide torches during his parties.

But one verse in the Bible gives us a clue that the Antichrist shouldn’t be viewed as one individual. The apostle John wrote: “Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour” (1 John 2:18, NASB).

This verse indicates there is a spirit of antichrist that has been working in the world from the beginning, manifesting in various eras. And throughout the book of Revelation we see that this Antichrist figure works in tandem with the devil and the false prophet to wage war on God and His people. The Antichrist is part of a demonic trinity—a counterfeit of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The spirit of antichrist works inside certain people to carry out Satan’s mission.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been more aware of this spirit operating in our nation than I have today. The devil is working overtime because he’s furious that his days are numbered. He is mustering all his forces because he knows heaven is about to unleash the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit in all of history.

We shouldn’t focus our attention on the devil, but the Bible says clearly that we should not be ignorant of his crafty schemes (see 2 Cor. 2:11). The fingerprints of the Antichrist are everywhere around us today, and if you aren’t aware of his strategies, you could come under his influence. Here are six ways to identify the antichrist spirit:

  1. The antichrist spirit hates God. The devil wants the attention that only God deserves. He hates all righteousness and goodness. He wants evil to triumph. This is why people who hate God celebrate sin. And this is why we see in our own educational system a systematic attempt to replace Christian values with atheism.
  1. The antichrist spirit hates life. The devil doesn’t have the power to create because he himself was created. Jesus called Satan a “thief,” and He said his goal is “to steal, kill and destroy” (John 10:10b). No wonder the devil loves it when people abuse alcohol and drugs; he fuels hatred in people so they will kill others. The devil is the author of racism. And isn’t it obvious that only Satan would convince people that killing an unborn child, even up until the moment of birth, is acceptable?
  1. The antichrist spirit hates the family. Not long ago, secular psychologists would have all agreed that children thrive when they have a mother and a father. You can’t suggest that these days without being scorned or even “canceled” by social media censors. Our universities have become breeding grounds for hostility to anything traditional, including the simple scientific fact that there are only two genders. The antichrist spirit twists and perverts what is normal.
  1. The antichrist spirit hates authority. In Romans 1:30 the apostle Paul refers to hardened sinners as “insolent”—which means, “showing a rude or arrogant lack of respect.” In Paul’s description of the deeds of the flesh, he also mentions “revilers” (1 Cor. 6:10). A reviler is “one who uses abusive or contemptuous speech.” I’ve heard people use crude language all my life, but never to such an extent as we hear today. When you see hordes of people marching through our streets vandalizing property, spray-painting crude words on walls and screaming curse words, you can be sure the antichrist spirit is near.
  1. The antichrist spirit hates the prophetic word of God. When Elijah called down fire from heaven, and God proved He was real to the whole nation of Israel, Jezebel got very angry. She was hell-bent on killing the prophet before he could preach again. This is why we must pray for all ministers in this challenging hour. We need the courage to speak, especially when God asks us to step on toes and break the rules of political correctness.
  1. The antichrist spirit hates the church. Americans have enjoyed more than two centuries of religious freedom. But I have friends overseas who live in fear, either because their own government is closing churches or terrorists are killing Christians. Just this week I heard from a man in Nigeria whose wife and two children were killed by Muslim militants. I pray we never see such violence in the United States, but the spirit that is slaughtering Christians in Africa is already lurking in our midst.

I’m not saying these things to scare anybody. I’m not afraid. I’ve read the book of Revelation, and I know how it ends. The beast and the false prophet will be thrown “into the lake of fire which burns with brimstone” (Rev. 19:20c), and the devil will follow them—”and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever” (Rev. 20:10b).

Jesus will rule forever as King of all kings. But until that time, we have some praying and preaching to do. We can’t sit back and let the spirit of antichrist gain ground. Let’s get serious about pushing back the darkness.

THE KNOWLEDGE OF BEING JOINED
UNTO THE LORD AS ONE SPIRIT

Paul said, “He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit” (1 Cor. 6:17), not one soul. The resurrected Lord is the life-giving Spirit (15:45); therefore, His union with the believers is His union with the believers’ spirit. The soul is only the personality of a man and is natural; it should only be used as a vessel to express the results of the union between the Lord and the spirit of the believer. In the believers’ soul there is nothing that matches the nature of the Lord’s life; only the spirit can have such union. Since the union is a union of the spirit, there is no place for the soul. If the soul and the spirit are still mixed, it will make the union impure. As long as our living has any trace of walking according to our thoughts, of having our own opinion in anything, or of having our emotion stirred in any way, it is enough to weaken this union in our experience. Only things of a similar nature may have a fitting union. Mixture will not do. Just as the Spirit of the Lord is pure and without a trace of mixture, our spirit should also be pure so there can be a real and actual union. If the believer is unwilling to let go of his own wonderful thoughts, unwilling to get rid of his own likings, and unwilling to lay aside his own ideas to obey God’s will, it is impossible to express this union in experience. This is a union of the spirit; anything of the soul cannot be allowed to be mixed in.

Where does this union come from? It is from our death and resurrection with the Lord. “For if we have grown together with Him in the likeness of His death, indeed we will also be in the likeness of His resurrection” (Rom. 6:5). This verse explains the meaning of our being joined to the Lord, which is to be joined to His death and resurrection. What does it mean to be joined to the Lord in death and resurrection? It simply means that we are completely one with the Lord. We accept His death as our death and the joining with Him in death as the beginning of our being joined to Him. Having died with Him, we also accept His resurrection as our resurrection. If we accept this way by faith, we will experientially stand together with Him in the position of resurrection. The Lord Jesus was resurrected according to the Spirit of holiness (Rom. 1:4) and made alive in the spirit (1 Pet. 3:18). Therefore, when we are joined to Him in resurrection, we are joined to Him in His Spirit of resurrection. This is very clear. We die to all that belongs to ourselves and live to His Spirit. This is the meaning here. All these are accomplished through the exercise of our faith (see Section Three, Chapter One, “The Way to Be Delivered from Sin”). When we are joined to His death, having lost all that is sinful and natural, and joined to the Lord in resurrection life, then our spirit is joined to the Lord to be one spirit. Romans 7:4 and 6 say, “You also have been made dead to the law through the body of Christ so that you might be joined to another, to Him who has been raised from the dead…so that we serve in newness of spirit.” We are joined to Christ by the death of Christ, and we are also joined to His resurrection life. The result of this kind of union is that we serve in newness of spirit, without any mixture.

How wonderful! The cross is the foundation of all things. The goal and result of the work of the cross is that a believer’s spirit would be joined to the resurrected Lord as one spirit. The cross must work deeply on the negative, destructive side to make the believer lose everything sinful and natural. Only then can the believer be joined to the Lord’s positive, resurrected life as one spirit. The believer’s spirit must cause all that the believer has to pass through death, so that everything natural and temporal will be lost in death, allowing the spirit, in the freshness of resurrection, to be joined to the Lord to be one spirit in a pure way, without any mixture. The believer’s spirit is joined to the Spirit of the Lord, and the two spirits being joined are one spirit. The result of this union is the capacity to serve the Lord in “newness of the spirit.” There is nothing of the natural self or any natural liveliness mixed in with the living and work. From this time on, the soul and the body are used only to express the Lord’s own life and work. In this way the life of the spirit will manifest its own nature in everything, and there will be frequent experiences of “flowing out” the Lord’s Spirit.

This is the ascension life. The believer is joined to the Lord who is at the right hand of God. The Spirit of the Lord on the throne flows to the believer’s spirit that is in the world, but not of the world, and the life on the throne is lived out on the earth. The Head and the Body have the same flowing life. After the believer is joined to the resurrected Lord, the believer must daily keep “reckoning” and “yielding.” The Lord can then pour out His life-giving power through the believer’s spirit. Just as a water hose connected to a fountain flows out living water, the believer’s spirit, which is joined to the Spirit of the Lord, also gushes out life. This is because the Lord is not only the Spirit but the “life-giving Spirit.” There is nothing that can hinder such a believer. His spirit is full of life and nothing can limit this life because his spirit is closely joined to the life-giving Spirit. We need life in our spirit so that we may always have victory in our daily life. We can gain all the victory of the Lord Jesus by such union. We can know all of His will and mind by such a union. Such a union causes the believer to gain the Lord’s life and nature and builds up the Lord’s new creation in him. By death and resurrection, a believer’s spirit will ascend, just as the Lord ascended; he will be in the “heavenlies” in experience, crushing everything worldly under his feet. By joining to the Lord as one spirit, the believer’s spirit is no longer hindered by anything, and it can no longer be disturbed by anything. Instead, it soars toward the heavens above the clouds, always free and always fresh. It has a clear, heavenly view of all things. This is so different from temporal, emotional feelings; it is the heavenly life lived out on the earth. Such a living always has the heavenly nature inside it, and it is spiritual.

~By Watchman Nee

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