Is the Tide Turning?

Episode 55 of “The Kingdom Hero Show”

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We’ve been seeing some interesting things unfold within our court systems lately. Not just interesting, but also encouraging.

Kyle Rittenhouse was correctly found not guilty in a case where our basic right of self defense was on trial, and so many lies were told about him by the media – but the verdict went the right way in the end and justice was served.

The courts are currently halting President Biden’s attempt at a vaccine mandate – it remains to be seen how that will all hash out, but for now these unconstitutional mandates cannot legally be enforced.

And even the abortion issue is back in the hands of the US Supreme Court, where it appears to be going better for the rights of the unborn at the moment.

But is the tide really turning in our favor? Or are we being set up for yet another disappointment? We’ll talk about this coming up on today’s episode.

Meanwhile, I encourage you to check out our previous shows and blogs. Simply go to – that’s – and you’ll find all the transcripts from the shows, as well as links to podcasts and more. There’s an about page that gives you a brief history of Great Commission Ministries, links to videos, and lots of other content for you to check out. The website again is – that’s

The tide may be turning, folks. It just might be. And now more than ever, the truth matters. So, let the Kingdom Heroics begin!

– Show Intro –

Alright, everyone. Let me start again by stating our newly adopted mission statement here at the Kingdom Hero Show – to advance the Kingdom through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness.

And our central theme passage of scripture… “Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” That’s from Micah 6:8. So, with all this in mind, let’s jump into the topic of this episode. Is the Tide Turning? Maybe.

I mentioned at the top of the program the Rittenhouse verdict was correct. Not guilty on all counts. The media said he crossed state lines with a gun. That was a lie. Not that crossing state lines is even a huge deal like they want you to think, but Kyle in fact kept his firearm in Kenosha. He has family there, he works there, it was in no way unusual – let alone illegal – for him to go there.

The media also claimed that he was too young to legally own the AR-15 and carry it on his person. This is also a lie. The firearms charge was even thrown out because he did legally own it. They said he was a vigilante who was in Kenosha that night to hunt down and kill blacks and BLM supporters. Also not true. He actually was asked to come help defend a business from the rioters. He also rendered first aid to many injured people, regardless of their affiliation – whether it was BLM or whomever.

Some foolishly tried to say that Kyle opened fire and shot about 60 rounds that night. Ludicrous. This shows once again the ineptitude of the media and gross lack of knowledge about firearms. His magazine couldn’t have even held more than 30 rounds, and it was determined that only about 8 rounds were actually expended.

The media went on to portray Kyle as a white supremacist. He is most certainly not. Even the president made a comment calling him that, and they should all apologize to him for it. The media claimed early on that Rittenhouse had chased down one of the people who, in reality, was chasing him and threatening his life. The video evidence clearly showed that Kyle was chased by multiple attackers – all with criminal records, by the way – and it was they who assaulted him. He showed great restraint and was well within his rights to ultimately fire upon his assailants in self defense.

Even worse, one of the most stupid and careless acts I’ve ever seen took place in the Rittenhouse trial, and it was done by the prosecuting attorney! This guy, my word, this guy should be disbarred at the very least. Not only did he try to use Kyle’s post-arrest silence as an indication of guilt – a basic right given to him when Miranda-ized, which the judge admonished the prosecutor for. No, it got way worse than that!

This guy, Binger, the prosecutor, actually picked up the AR-15 during the trial in a grandstanding effort to make the jurors feel the supposed fearfulness of Rittenhouse’s poor innocent victims – yeah, the sex-offender and the other petty thugs – Binger picks up the weapon and points it AT THE JURY! WITH HIS FINGER ON THE TRIGGER! Are you kidding me?! Basic gun safety 101, I learned this when I was a kid – treat EVERY firearm as if it’s loaded, and NEVER EVER point it at someone unless you have to in order to protect yourself.

Now in the pictures ironically the media was circulating trying to make Kyle look like a teenage gun nut, you can see that he obviously knows more about firearms and firearm safety than this lunatic lawyer, Binger. In those photos, you see Kyle using proper posture as he holds the weapon. He points it in a safe direction, and his finger is clearly visible outside the trigger guard. Whereas Binger, on the other hand, shows his ignorance and lack of common sense by pointing the rifle at the jury members and people in the gallery, with his finger INSIDE the trigger guard and on the trigger!

What?! For crying out loud. This. I can’t. This is a beyond dumb. I’m sorry, but that takes a special kind of stupid. It really does. [Dumb & Dumber clip: “Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber”] Seriously, folks, pointing a gun at people in a courtroom is a good way to get yourself shot. Just, word to the wise, don’t do it. Okay?

I gotta move on here. After all that, thank God, the jury reached the right decision. It’s not only fortunate for Kyle Rittenhouse, but also for the posterity and sanctity of a person’s right to defend one’s self with a firearm.

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Shortly after the Rittenhouse verdict, there was an incident in Waukesha, Wisconsin, where a known thug named Darrell Brooks drove his SUV through the back of a Christmas parade, purposely killing some people and injuring many more. The media portrait of the horrible act was quite different from how they’d handled the one involving Kyle Rittenhouse. Whereas they had tried to paint Kyle as a white supremacist gun nut, they rarely ever mentioned the name of Brooks.

Instead, they reported that an SUV had driven through the parade – let’s don’t talk about the person who drove the SUV, no. Why? Because to the mainstream media, this was a non-story. Darrell Brooks is a young black man who had issued several threats and inflammatory statements on his Facebook page. He clearly wanted to harm people in the parade, but this incident didn’t fit the media’s biased narrative.

Regardless of their lack of journalistic integrity, and while it subsequently didn’t get much notice, Brooks was arrested for his terrible crime. He will undoubtedly face justice for what he did. So, good news there.

Now, another case that’s taking place – and the corrupt media is ignoring it almost entirely – is the Jussie Smolet case. Remember, he was the one who hired some guys to attack him on camera in an attempt to create a fake hate crime. This was done to create news, create havoc, and follow the popular media narrative that racism is worse than ever. It was all fake, all lies, and Jussie is now finally facing his day in court.

Okay, the justice system seems to be working – at least, in certain areas today. This is encouraging. So then, let’s talk about the new court case that is bringing the issue of abortion back to the forefront of the news cycle. And let’s look at what one liberal judge recently had to say.

Sonia Sotomayor is an associate justice of the US Supreme Court. She was nominated by President Obama in 2009. In the recent Dobbs vs Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the SCOTUS case that could possibly signal the end of Roe v. Wade, Justice Sotomayor made some truly asinine comments – I’ll play the clip for you in a moment.

Now I want to point out, yes, the opinions expressed by most of the current justices did indicate that they would likely overturn Roe v. Wade. After all, while there is a stated “right to life” mentioned, there is no constitutional right to abort your baby. But understand something, even if they DO end up saying the Roe v. Wade decision was wrong and they then overturn it, that would NOT then automatically ban abortion across the country. Would it be a step in the right direction? Yes, absolutely. It’s important though to know how this court case affects law.

See, the original Roe v. Wade case, along with the later Planned Parenthood v. Casey trial, was used to supercede state laws against abortion. It made abortion legal in one sense, but the reversal of it would not then make it illegal. It would instead reinstate a federal neutrality on the matter, meaning it would then fall back to the individual states to decide whether or not to allow abortions to take place, and whether to base decisions on the old 24-week viability claim – which is outdated now anyway. Advancements in technology have revealed a fetal heartbeat in as little as 3 weeks. So, like I said, an overturn of Roe and Casey would not result in a federal ban, but it would definitely be a step in the right direction.

Anyway, back to the remarks of Justice Sotomayor. Arguing for abortion, attempting to dismiss the fact that the fetus will recoil in pain when its life is being taken – she said that 40% of dead people, referring to brain-dead people still on life support, 40% of them are documented to have recoiled when physical stimulus is applied. Check this out…

[Soto clip]

So, you poke the foot or something, and they supposedly have an involuntary response. Really? Is this out of left field or what!? 40% of dead people do this, huh? Which I guess means 60% of them don’t. Right? I mean, come on! [Biden clip: “come on, man”]

She’s comparing the occasional autonomic response of a recently brain dead person with the regular response of a clearly LIVING person. The unborn child is living, growing, and this argument is utter insanity. Besides, she’s missing a major point about the clinically dead who have a reflex response – you can’t just go around unplugging people just because they’re clinically dead! There are certain criteria that have to be met first.

Now, hold on though. I’m gonna have to agree with one tiny part of what she said. Just one. In her statement, she said quote “There are spontaneous acts by dead brained people.” Listen again for yourself…

[Soto clip]

You know what? She’s right. There ARE spontaneous acts by brain-dead people, and a lot of them work for CNN, MSNBC, and other mainstream media outlets. [Simpsons laughter clip] This really does explain so many things if you think about it. For example, why on earth would prosecutor Binger point a rifle at a jury in open court? [Soto clip: “spontaneous acts of dead-brained people”] Right? And how do you explain all those Biden votes in 2020 that came from dead folks in the cemetery? [Soto clip: “spontaneous acts of dead-brained people”] I love it. So then, why, Justice Sotomayer, would you make a comparison of the clinically dead with the obviously alive preborn? [Soto clip: “spontaneous acts of dead-brained people”] I could do this all day, but I won’t.

Seriously though, this is a very dangerous line of thinking. Because she went on to mention the notion of viability. Basically, if it can’t survive on its own, it can be terminated – that’s what is being pushed here. According to the flawed logic of justice Sotomayor, the next step then would likely be euthanasia for anyone who is elderly and can’t fend for themselves.

Let’s just empty out the nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and kill all of these people who can’t survive on their own. Where does it go from there? When you devalue life in this way, you end up discarding and destroying the foundational truths of humanity. You end up discarding PEOPLE for the sake of your own convenience. And THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is precisely what abortion does. This is evil, and we HAVE TO speak out against it today, tomorrow, and every single day after.

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Is the tide beginning to turn on some of these crucial issues? I certainly hope so, but that doesn’t mean we should let up. The fight against evil is one that must be taken up every day. We have to do everything we can to stand firm, hold the line, and give up no more ground to the enemy.

[Picard clip from First Contact: “this far, no further!”]

Ephesians 6 tells us, after it talks about our fight being not against flesh and blood but against spiritual forces of wickedness, it goes on in verse 13 to say…

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”

Boy, these are some evil days, for sure. And see how it emphasizes the importance of standing? We need to stand in the gap, stand between the evil at work and those it seeks to destroy, STAND for justice. When we’ve said and done everything else we can, we have to continue to stand firm.

As this passage continues, it speaks of the different parts of the Armor of God. And notice what the very first thing it mentions is, in verse 14…

“Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth”

Truth! Like I keep saying, truth matters. And here’s an interesting little side note to ponder – The truth doesn’t mind being questioned. It’s lies that don’t like to be challenged. Think about that.

When Dr. Fauci was challenged with questions about covid treatments – we mentioned this on the last show – what did he say? “When people question me, what they’re really questioning is science, because I represent science.” Not only does he not like to be challenged, but he tries to elevate himself to some level where he is above being questioned. He’s beyond that. He. Is. Science. Well, sorry – not sorry – but if it can’t be questioned, it isn’t really science.

And the truth about covid – well, that matters, too. There are so many alternative opinions by highly qualified medical professionals who recommend proven treatments rather than an untested vaccine. The vaccine loses its efficacy after a few weeks, there are like three different shots, and then they say you need booster shots, keep wearing masks and socially distance. It’s crazy. But many doctors who weren’t afraid to do right by their patients prescribed treatments that worked almost immediately. Within a few days, those patients recovered.

But the media doesn’t tell you about that. They won’t talk about the success of azithromycin, zinc, even aspirin! They downplay all of that. Did you know there are now 142 new studies that show a direct correlation of covid hospitalizations and death with those patients’ vitamin D deficiency? Probably not, you likely haven’t heard anything about this.

It’s because they don’t want people to know there are successful ways of treating covid and avoiding death or even hospitalization. They want to keep you scared, frightened of this menace to public health, afraid to disobey and choose an alternative to the vaccine. They want to keep us divided and angry with those who have reservations about getting vaxxed. It’s part of the control through fear campaign.

Listen, I have friends who have been hit hard by the pandemic. One very close friend of mine spent 62 days in the hospital with covid. They tried to convince him to go on a ventilator, but he rightly refused. A ventilator doesn’t treat the problem, and most people that are put on one end up dying. I heard a doctor say that people aren’t dying from covid, but rather it’s the current procedures that are killing them. My friend chose wisely, and praise God, he’s doing immensely better now.

Now they’re hyping up the fear machine again talking about this new Omicron variant. Of course, they completely ignore what the health officials in South Africa, where it first showed up, are saying about Omicron. The cases are few, but more importantly they are said to be very mild. Oh, but that isn’t stopping the fear-centric media from whipping the story up into another reason everyone should panic! Regardless of the fact that, at this point, we know way too little about this new variant to make any huge steps yet, no let’s go ahead and freak everyone out over it. And by the way, both of the US Omicron patients recently discovered had been fully vaxxed.

We have to pry ourselves away from what I call the click bait mentality. You know, click bait is something that catches your eye – an attention-grabbing headline, for example, that seems to indicate one thing, while a deeper look reveals something completely different. A lot of people will read a headline and form an opinion of what’s true based on just a few cleverly worded phrases. But we need to go deeper than that.

It’s kinda like when someone quotes a Bible passage – one or two quick verses – either out of context or totally misquoted. They try to draw some bizarre conclusion based on it when the truth is very different. That’s a very unwise way to live, especially if you’re trying to walk with Jesus.

What am I saying? I’m saying, don’t be too quick to blindly believe something or someone based on a clever comment. And our spiritual red flags should go up, with all kinds of alarms sounding off, whenever someone tries to use fear to manipulate our actions. If they’re attempting to scare you into doing something, they’re motives are very likely less than pure.

But don’t take my word for it. Go to God. If you feel fearful about something, seek out wisdom from the greatest source there is – the Creator Himself. I recently saw a meme that said, “The delta and the omicron variants are no match for the Alpha and the Omega.” That is more than just a clever turn of words, right there. That is truth you can believe in.

John 1:5 says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” So if we trust God’s Word and keep shining His light, we will win out over the darkness that’s around us.

Folks, if the tide is gonna turn and stay turned, we have to redouble our efforts. We have to speak truth into the sea of lies, light up the darkness, and shout life from the mountain tops while all these others are pushing death. And remember what destroys fear… Love. I’m just sayin’.

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Author: stacemassengill

I am a blood-bought saint of God, saved by His amazing Grace! God called me to start Great Commission Ministries online in June of 2011, and that began as a video series called "The GC." After 7 seasons of that web-series, I felt led to expand the ministry to blogs as well as a new video series I called "67 seconds of Encouragement." Eventually, the blogs became a podcast. And the ministry continues to grow from that, currently in the form of The Kingdom Hero Show. My prayer is that this ministry brings hope and encouragement to everyone who finds it. Please share it with others and help spread the Good News of Christ!

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