Learning to Discern

The Kingdom Hero Show – Episode 73

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Welcome to The Kingdom Hero Show, where CHRIST is KING and the TRUTH matters! Our mission: To advance the Kingdom of God by shining the Kingdom Light everywhere we go!

On today’s program, how to spot the phonies and liars that want to dupe you into giving them full control of your thinking. How can we know who is really trustworthy and who isn’t? Over the last few years, we’ve heard a lot of empty promises and seen a lot of shady people get away with hoodwinking the public. But even during all of this, there were those who tried to warn us about what was really happening. Unfortunately, those voices of truth were greatly drowned out by violence, censorship, and distraction. How did some see the truth when others failed to? We’ll talk about this today and look at some ways to train ourselves to see through the lies being thrown at us every day.

But first, subscribe to my Rumble channel. You’ll find the link on our official website – TheKingdomLight.com, that’s TheKingdomLight.com. While you’re there, click the link to visit the Kingdom Storehouse and get yourself some Kingdom Gear. Great items for gifts or for yourself, so check it out.

Ready? Let’s do this…

– Open Tag: Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to Let the KINGDOM HEROICS Begin! –

Alright, as we begin the show, I’m often reminded of a scene from Tim Burton’s Batman movie in 1989. Jack Nicholson is playing a famous comic book villain called the Joker, and he’s on the streets of Gotham City with giant balloons and music and fanfare during Gotham’s 200th anniversary parade. He’s trying to portray himself as one of the good guys, instead of the evil character that he is. As he dances around and gets everyone’s attention, he and his crew begin tossing fistfuls of cash into the crowds of onlookers. Of course, they’re grabbing it up as fast as they can, right? Who doesn’t like free money? Soon after, he grabs a microphone and says this – here, listen…


To put this scene in proper perspective, this is what’s known as “the carrot and the stick” – the carrot being the offer of so-called “free money.” And for those who are fully aware that the Joker is indeed a BAD GUY, they would automatically suspect that he’s up to no good. But to the greedy and unsuspecting masses, he’s a savior. Now, we’ve seen the carrot – but soon, we would see the stick


This is when the Joker and his cronies release a toxic gas on the city which would have killed everyone. Of course, Batman swoops down in his Bat-plane and tows the balloons carrying the poison gas safely away from the citizens of Gotham City. But, are you following me here? Don’t we see the exact same kinds of villainous antics as the Joker uses, used by our own corrupt politicians, to appear good when their motives are actually bad? Frankly, I think this scene is a perfect analogy.

Along with many of you, I grew up being taught that “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” But we now have a couple or so generations of people who weren’t given that insight, so when they see someone in DC handing out free money, they don’t realize that it’s a scam. They see the carrot, but they don’t suspect the stick. And by the time it hits them, it’s too late. No, Batman isn’t gonna swoop down and save you.

Over the last few years, we saw many good companies get shut down to the point that they went out of business completely. I know, I lost a good job during the pandemic for this very reason. And during that time, people got depressed, many committed suicide, the general populous fell on hard times and became more dependent upon government subsidies and the like. While some thought the government was their savior for giving them “relief checks” to help them get by, most of us found that those checks helped very little in the short term and hardly at all in the long run because prices went up on necessities.

The corrupt politicians claimed the price increases were nothing more than “big corporations gouging” us and taking advantage of a bad situation. But the truth is that, whenever government – which produces nothing – “gives” currency away, it’s actually returning a teeny tiny portion of money it took from you in taxes. Usually, in order to offset the money it distributes, government will simply print more cash. After all, THEY aren’t going to take the loss. But by introducing more money into the economy without producing anything, inflation is the result. This is simple economics, and those who understand it and speak out about it get immediately silenced.

Whether it’s an offer of relief checks, free healthcare, or even student loan forgiveness, it’s all a sham. A government which produces nothing cannot give you anything for free. Period. Somewhere, somehow, the carrot is always followed by the stick. But after decades of what Rush Limbaugh used to call “the dumbing down of America,” the fundamental basics that we used to learn in high school economics is completely alien to the masses who keep electing these crooks and never questioning the fact that they’re always blaming others for the messes they keep making.

So the question is, how do we put a spotlight on these con artists from the start? How can we not only know who to trust but who’s just blowing smoke? Well, I’m glad you asked. Let’s get into that. And since I’m approaching this from a Christian perspective, I’d say the first step is to…

1. Pray for Discernment.

Once again, prayer should never be just a last resort. It should be the first thing we do. In this case, we need to ask God to give us the ability to discern whether someone is being truthful or attempting to mislead us. Ask Him to help us to see the clues – the telltale signs – that indicate when a person is being less than honest. This may often come simply as a tug within our spirit, an intuition or divine knowledge that something isn’t right. But it’s also important to…

2. Read the Bible Daily.

What does reading God’s Word have to do with knowing who to trust or not? Regular intake of scripture feeds our spirit with the truth. Whether it’s a biblical account of one person trying to put a fast one over on someone else, or even just some affirmation of Christ as lord of our lives, this discipline is very beneficial in strengthening our minds with Godly knowledge. The more you do it, the better it will help build up your ability to live and think more heavenly minded.

3. Arm Yourself with Knowledge.

Similar to step 2, this involves pouring into yourself an accumulation of facts. For this, don’t just use one or two sources of news. Be careful of simply taking what one source tells you as truth. Most media outlets nowadays have their own agenda, so be aware of when they are giving you a specific take or side of a situation or story rather than an unbiased offering of facts. If they seem to be telling you what conclusions to make, they could be misleading you. Gather enough unadulterated facts to form your own opinion. Which leads us to…

4. Think for Yourself.

As stated in the last step, don’t take any one source as the God’s honest truth, unless it’s the Bible itself. Too often today, what sells itself as journalism is really one side’s opinion. Any news outlet that tells you what to think isn’t doing the job it’s supposed to do. Likewise, any politician who says it’s the government’s job to stop misinformation IS LYING TO YOU. That’s not the job of government, and it never has been. That person is effectively telling you that you’re not intelligent enough to think for yourself and determine when information is true or false. You have the capability, you just need to develop it, and only a corrupt individual would say otherwise.

When you practice these things, you will cultivate a keen insight within yourself and find it easier and easier to spot lies as soon as you hear them. In fact, I would submit to you that with the kind of spiritual discernment you can gain by doing these four things – when you are so close to God and filled with His Holy Spirit, armed with knowledge and facts – you can often spot liars before any words leave their lips. There are some people that, when you look at them, you just KNOW they can’t be trusted. I’m not talking about prejudging someone, but about having discernment and knowing that you know that you know.

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ…

Philippians 1:9-10

We are to seek out this kind of knowledge and discernment for our benefit and to remain pure and blameless. If you’re satisfied with simply feasting on whatever someone spoon-feeds you, then you’re not exercising wisdom. Such thinking is childish and immature.

13 for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. 14 But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.

Hebrews 5:13-14

Without the meat of God’s Word and constant practice and training in how to tell good from evil, we cannot grow into adulthood as people of God. Furthermore, we will be easy prey for anyone who wants to lead us astray. Those who mislead aren’t the only ones to blame in that case, but also we who fail to move from milk to solid food – from the narrative that comes so easily to the real knowledge that must be attained through effort. In other words, we can’t afford to be intellectually lazy and let someone else do our thinking for us.

Stick around, folks. We’re gonna take a quick break and come right back with some truly fantastic video clips right after this…

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Okay, keeping with the theme of who should we trust and how do we spot those who can’t be trusted – I wanna share just a few video clips with you. Let me preface this first one by saying, when a government official frames everyone who disagrees with him as a “threat to America,” you really shouldn’t trust him. Watch this…

[Biden speech: “MAGA Republicans are a threat to democracy!”]

First, I have to point out the obvious evil overtones present in the optics of this speech. An American president in front of a dark backdrop with glowing red lighting just shouts fascism, communism, evil overlord, you name it. And believe me, those who put this event together are fully aware of how it would look and the psychological impact of it. Optics do matter, so don’t dismiss it.

Second, he clearly states here that all of us who believe in Making America Great Again – MAGA people who supported Trump – he says we’re a “threat” to the country. Uh, no. We may be a threat to the leftist narrative and the deep state, but we’re not a threat to America. That’s absurd. So absurd, in fact, that Biden later backtracked on this ridiculous assertion. Watch…

[Biden: people who voted for Trump aren’t a threat…]

Blah, blah, no, what I was REALLY saying was – Right, whatever. I don’t think I can trust what this man says for a number of reasons. Not the least of which is that he backtracked on what he had clearly asserted previously. This was a very divisive speech in which a sitting president called half the country a threat. So, let’s look at this reaction from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis…

[DeSantis: calls Biden a modern-day Nero]

He brings up a great point. Who do you think those 87,000 new IRS agents are going to target? Clearly, they represent yet another extension of the deep state’s power over the people. Especially when they want these 87,000 IRS agents to be ARMED. Why do you think an IRS agent needs to be armed?

And how about the FBI? This government agency has become like the Nazi Gestapo, being utilized by the deep state to go after Donald Trump himself, as well as anyone and everyone who supported him. The latest being Mike Lindell of My Pillow…

[Lindell: FBI surrounded me at Hardee’s and took my phone.]

We hear you, Mike. And don’t worry, we won’t tell anyone either. It’s crazy what’s going on in this country, which is supposed to be a beacon of freedom for the world. So, if you don’t support the efforts of the current regime, if you disagree with the approved narrative, you’re the enemy. You’re the bad guy. Does this sound like it’s coming from people you can trust?

A reporter tried – and failed – to trip up Kari Lake, a former journalist herself who is currently running for Governor of Arizona. The question posed was an attempt to compare Biden’s dividing the nation with Trump doing the same. But Kari wasn’t buying it, and her response was golden…

[Lake: What’s divisive about asking questions about an election that obviously had some real problems and concerns?]

Nailed it. Now, this next clip is just insane. In it, Georgia congressman Hank Johnson first spouts a bunch of the false narrative regarding what happened on January 6th of 2021. They still claim it was an “insurrection” by a hoard of MAGA republicans converging on the capitol, when we’ve already seen video evidence of Antifa members dressed as Trump supporters organizing and executing the fake raid on the capitol.

But here is Hank, regurgitating the same old J6 lies – and THEN he speaks of the concerned parents who showed up at school board meetings to voice their concerns about CRT and other divisive garbage being taught to their kids, likening them to the J6 hoard, as though those parents were a bunch of MAGA insurrectionists themselves. It’s unreal…

[Johnson: likens concerned parents to J6 insurrectionists]

Okay, I just have to say that, if you believe anything that comes out of this man’s mouth, you truly need to exercise the 4 steps I spoke of earlier. Let us not forget that this is the same man who once expressed his fears that the island of Guam might tip over and capsize due to overpopulation. I mean, how is this guy even still holding public office?

I’m serious. He actually said Guam could flip upside down. Like the island is just floating out there like a ship or something. He said it. I’m not gonna just breeze by this because I know that there are still some people out there who are NOT armed with the facts and don’t believe me when I say that Hank Johnson made such an incredibly stupid assertion. Here’s the proof, see for yourself…

[Johnson: Guam capsize clip]

I know, it’s unbelievable that anyone so lacking in intelligence could make it into public office, let alone stay there for years and years. But back to my point. I’m sure I had one. Though I’m still distracted by the sheer idiocy on display there. Anyway, yes, my point. Pay attention to these people who try to deceive you. They quite often will show you very quickly how untrustworthy they are. And yes, sometimes they show you how unintelligent they are.

Once again, how can you know who to trust and who not to?

  • 1. Pray for Discernment. Ask God to equip you with spiritual insight.
  • 2. Read the Bible Daily. Consume truth from God’s Word to build up heavenly knowledge and wisdom, which will contribute to your own powers of discernment.
  • 3. Arm Yourself with Knowledge. Seek out multiple sources of facts rather than simply the spoon-fed narrative echoed by the mainstream media.
  • 4. Think for Yourself. Don’t let others do your thinking for you or tell you how you should think or what you should believe. Gather enough facts and biblical insight to make your own sound decisions. Anyone who treats you like you’re incapable of doing your own thinking is trying to deceive you.

And remember, once you realize you’re being lied to, you also must realize that those who do this are agents of evil. The Bible says that satan is the father of lies, and the truth is not in him. When he speaks lies, he is speaking his native tongue. So learn to discern. And always seek truth. I’m just sayin’.

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Expecting the Blessing

The Kingdom Hero Show – Episode 72

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Welcome to The Kingdom Hero Show, where CHRIST is KING and the TRUTH matters! Our mission: To advance the Kingdom of God by shining the Kingdom Light everywhere we go!

On today’s program… Do miracles still happen? Well YES, of course they do. But you may wonder how you can see miracles happen in your life. What’s the secret to getting the most out of your walk with God? Well in truth, it’s not a secret. The answer is found in the Word, and we’re gonna talk about it on this special uninterrupted episode. Lots of scriptures to cover in the process, so I hope you’re ready to take some notes.

But first, subscribe to my Rumble channel. You’ll find the link on our official website – TheKingdomLight.com, that’s TheKingdomLight.com. You’ll also see that the right-hand column of the website features our Twitter feed. Whatever we tweet or re-tweet shows up in that right side panel. While you’re on our website, click the link to visit the Kingdom Storehouse and get yourself some Kingdom Gear. Lots of great stuff for gifts or for yourself, so check it out.

Alright, here we go, folks…

– Open Tag: Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to Let the KINGDOM HEROICS Begin! –

Let me preface this by saying, we’re not dealing with any kind of get rich quick schemes. This isn’t some crazy prosperity doctrine, but I do believe God desires for His people to prosper – and there are varying aspects to being prosperous. It’s not always about wealth, but there’s nothing wrong with wealth. How we look at it is important. The more God blesses us, the more we can bless others, and that should be our attitude.

So how do we attain God’s blessings? The first thing we need to realize as His people is that…

1) God wants to bless us.

Just like a good parent, it isn’t His wish to withhold any good thing from His children. Look at how much He doted over Adam and Eve in Genesis 1:

28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

Genesis 11:28-29

Here we see that God blessed them out of His abundance of kindness and generosity. He provided everything they needed and more. Not only did He give them food to sustain them, but He gave them dominion – power and authority – over all of creation. They had it all.

True enough though, they listened to bad advice from the serpent and sinned, for which God cut them off from the abundance of His blessings in the Garden. But that curse of sin was broken when Jesus died for our sins. Because of this, we have full access to all of the blessings God has for us. And yes, He enjoys granting us gifts and favor.


2) God reciprocates when we exalt Him.

If our priorities are in order, we will be putting the Lord first in our lives. When we honor Him in this way, He opens the floodgates of heaven and pours His blessings down on us. But we tend to be overly concerned with the things of this world, things we need or want, rather than giving God the glory He deserves. We worry about stuff rather than trusting Him to supply our needs.

31 Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 …your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:31-33

18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:18

So regardless of our situation, we ought to prioritize time to exalt God and give Him praise and thanks first, rather than worrying about our physical or worldly concerns. Keep in mind that He loves you and wants to bless you. And He inhabits our praises, His presence falls on us, and that’s what we need more than anything else – His presence in our daily lives.


3) Ask God for what you need.

Rather than merely chasing after things we want, which makes us focused on the wrong things, we need to go to the Lord with our needs.

2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

James 4:2

When our focus is on the things we don’t have, or on wishing we had what someone else has, we’re not in a good place to receive from God. It’s that type of carnal desire that leads us into sin and frustration. When people focus so heavily on attaining things they don’t have and have no means of getting them honestly, that’s when they will lie, cheat, steal, and even kill for those things.

And the latter part of that verse says that we don’t have what we need because we’re not asking God for it. Why don’t we ask God for what we need? It could be pride – the idea that I should be able to get necessities on my own. Or it might even be that we don’t really believe that God will help us. Which brings us to…

4) Trust Him for providence.

Do you really believe that God can and will provide your every need? Again, it helps to think of Him as your Heavenly Father – because THAT’S WHO HE IS!

8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent?

Matthew 7:8-10

Sometimes, we can be guilty of praying without believing. Do you realize that? Sure, we go to God in prayer – either as a ritual or even as a desperate last measure – but we aren’t really trusting Him with our whole heart to come through for us. I’ve heard people say, “When all else fails, pray.” Why do we fall into this mentality that prayer is the last ditch effort after you’ve done everything else? Prayer should be our first instinct, not our last! Think about it: If you truly believe God will provide, why not go to Him first? We have to really trust that He will make a way when there seems to be no way.

5) Invest in the Kingdom.

There are certain concepts that God designed intentionally and specifically for our benefit. Not the least of which is sowing and reaping. When a farmer sows seed into the ground, he expects to later reap in abundance what he’s sown. He has made an investment, and he does so expecting a large return.

12 And Isaac sowed in that land and reaped in the same year a hundredfold. The Lord blessed him, 13 and the man became rich, and gained more and more until he became very wealthy.

Genesis 26:12-13

We all should understand by now how sowing and reaping works in the natural, but how often do you sow spiritual seeds? Are you investing in the Kingdom of God? Are you investing your time in the Kingdom by studying the Word and seeking the Lord’s will? Do you give into the work of the church? Do you tithe as the Bible instructs? Are you helping the church by serving in some way? If you want to reap good things from God’s Kingdom, you need to sow into it. If you expect a bountiful return, you must first make an investment.

6) Obey God.

Find out what God wants you to do, and do it. For this, you have to seek the Lord in prayer, through meditation on the Word, and let Him speak to you. Open your heart and listen intently for God’s direction. However long it takes, earnestly pray for Him to show you or lead you to whatever it is He wants you to do. And remember, if it’s from God, it will line up with scripture. Though it may not happen the way you imagine, obedience is key.

9 So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood at the door of Elisha’s house. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.” 11 But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, “Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 But his servants came near and said to him, “My father, it is a great word the prophet has spoken to you; will you not do it? Has he actually said to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 14 So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God, and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

2 Kings 5:9-14

See, Naaman actually got mad when the miracle he needed didn’t come like he thought it would. And he almost missed out on the blessing because of it. How many times have you gotten upset because things didn’t happen the way you wanted? Did you give up on your blessing before you could receive it? Fortunately for Naaman, he finally yielded to the encouragement of his servants, washed as he was told and was healed.

Maybe you try and try to make something happen your way, and when it doesn’t, you get discouraged instead of doing things God’s way from the start. Look at what happened with Peter and six other disciples when they went fishing in the Sea of Tiberias. After toiling all night and catching nothing, we read the following…

4 Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” 6 He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish.

John 21:4-6

Now this was one of several times that Jesus appeared to His disciples after His death, burial, and resurrection. But what I want you to notice here is that, after fishing all night and catching nothing, He tells them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat. These guys were no strangers to the art of fishing, and they hadn’t caught any fish at all that night. Morning comes, they are undoubtedly tired and discouraged. But when they heard the instruction to make one more attempt – “and you will find some,” Jesus says – they decided to obey rather than question it. And it was then, in their obedience, that their miracle happened.

And finally…

7) Remind yourself of His faithfulness.

I don’t know about you, but God has come through for me on countless occasions. It does me a huge amount of good to think back on all the times He rescued me from circumstances I had gotten myself into, or when he has healed me physically, or when He touched me through the prayer of a loved one to the point it felt like fire was gonna shoot out of my fingertips, or the time He sent an angel to nudge my car back onto the road when I had lost control, or how about every time He has filled me with His Holy Spirit, or when He often came through for me financially, and perhaps the many times He saved me or protected me when I didn’t even know it.

When you are troubled or going through a trying situation, just remind yourself of all those times when God did amazing things for you in the past. When the devil throws your shortcomings in your face, throw God’s many kindnesses to you in his face. Remembering those things gives you encouragement in times of despair, builds up and fortifies your faith, and helps you to press forward when life tries to push you backwards. God is good, and that’s worth remembering.


So if we want to be in a position to receive all that God has for us, whether it’s blessings such as financial needs, basic provisions, or even something totally miraculous, remember…

  1. God wants to bless us. He’s our Father, and He loves us.
  2. God reciprocates when we exalt Him. In every situation, praise Him.
  3. Ask God for what you need. We too often have not because we ask not.
  4. Trust Him for providence. Believe with your whole heart that God will come through for you.
  5. Invest in the Kingdom. Sow expecting a bountiful harvest. Tithe to your local church. Volunteer to serve in the church, and help fill a need.
  6. Obey God. Your obedience to God’s instruction is paramount to receiving your miracle. Seek His voice and do what He says to do, faithfully believing, and He will be faithful to hold up His end of the bargain.
  7. Remind yourself of His faithfulness. Never forget what God has done for you. That will help you to know beyond any doubt that He’s gonna do it again!

I’m. Just. Saying.

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Respecting the Process

The Kingdom Hero Show – Episode 71

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Welcome to The Kingdom Hero Show, where CHRIST is KING and the TRUTH matters! Our mission: To advance the Kingdom of God by shining the Kingdom Light everywhere we go!

Now you’re probably sayin’, “Hold up there, chief. That’s not quite the same mission statement I remember from the last show.” Yeah, you are absolutely 100% correct. The wording has changed slightly, but the meaning is still there. It happens, folks. Things change, and that isn’t the last of it either.

For you who don’t already know, our website address has changed again as well. KingdomHero.net still works through the end of the year, but the new site name better reflects the direction of this ministry. That new web address is (insert fanfare and drum roll here) TheKingdomLight.com!

Some of you are rolling your eyes at me. Don’t roll your eyes at me. You’re sayin’, “Dude, WHY all the changes? The website already changed less than a year ago. Why you doin’ it again? What’s up with all these changes?” Okay, fair enough. But guess what? My military friends will understand what I’m about to say next. Sometimes, the mission shifts. It’s true, ask anyone who’s ever served in the armed forces. That’s right up there with the expression hurry up and wait. We did a lot of that in the Army, let me tell ya. If there’s one constant in the universe – besides God – it’s CHANGE.

Now, the message of Christ never changes, but the methods for presenting that message are in a constant state of flux. So if today God is telling me to do a podcast, but tomorrow He says to start a radio station, or whatever, it behooves me to obey – shift the mission, change the website, whatever the case may be. Capiche? Okay, good. Let’s move on.

What? I’m just sayin’.

On today’s program, I wanna talk about the importance of the process. More specifically, reasons why we need to endure the process even when we think we’re beyond that. If you have no idea what I mean by this, stick around, it will all become clear very soon, I promise you. But first…

Yep, you know the drill: Subscribe to my Rumble channel. THAT has NOT changed. I still want you to do that. You’ll find the link on our official website – TheKingdomLight.com, that’s TheKingdomLight.com. You’ll also notice that the right-hand column of the website now features our Twitter feed. Everything we tweet out from our GCM Twitter account shows up in that right side panel. And while you’re there, go ahead and visit the Kingdom Storehouse and get yourself some swag to show your faith and support for the program. There are t-shirts, coffee mugs, keychains, all kinds of great stuff. Get some as gifts, some for yourself, just do it. Sound good? Good, let’s go…

– Open Tag: Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to Let the KINGDOM HEROICS Begin! –

Yes, indeed. We had a bit of a hiatus there, took a little time off from the podcast, but now we’re back. Before we jump into today’s topic, I wanna go ahead and feature just a couple of Twitter responses from this past week.

This first one is directed as a response to some who seem to think that my political criticisms are all against one party – the democrats. Now, I stand by my critique of many democrats, mainly the far lefties, but I will once again clarify my stance. See I don’t see people as republican or democrat, or anything that is merely a surface layer self-assigned label. I try to see what is morally RIGHT or WRONG instead. And to be completely clear, I want to deal in the realm of GOOD and EVIL more than anything else. So here’s my tweet addressing that…

Next, I responded to a tweet from Lauren Chen over the weekend in which she asks what I’m sure is a rhetorical question…

Again, these are from my personal Twitter account rather than the GCM account. You can follow either through the website. Just go to TheKingdomLight.com, and hit the Social Media link in the menu near the top of the page.

Now… It’s time to talk about Respecting the Process. Well, WHAT process? What am I really saying here? I’m glad you asked that question. Here’s the story…and it’s a true story…

Before moving back to Tennessee this year, I lived in Georgia for about 30 years. During that time, I served in varying capacities within church ministry. I sang, played drums, even led worship. I also served as director of the audio-visual department. I helped write and direct church dramas, and I acted in them as well. At one point, I even handled the church finances. Yeah, I did almost everything but preach.

See, now I have relocated and I’m attending church HERE. And when I heard God telling me that my rest period was over, and it was time to get back to being involved with the local church, I knew He was right. He’s always right. So I approached a member of the church leadership after service one Sunday. I told him I had been heavily involved in leadership for many years at my previous church and felt God calling me back to serve.

Here’s the thing: While I have years of valuable experience in church leadership, it does not automatically follow that I just jump into a spot at my new church. I was invited to attend what they call “Next Steps” classes which familiarize people with that particular church, what they believe, and guides people through discovering they’re gifts and learning where they can be of service on the church’s iServe teams. Awesome.

Now imagine if I’d been prideful and taken a hard line saying something like, “Didn’t you hear what I just said? I’ve been in church leadership for decades already. I don’t need to take classes.”

“Blazing Saddles” clip

Well, I can promise you this: If that was my response, I would definitely need an attitude adjustment before being ready to serve effectively. In fact, it was through my many years in leadership that I came to learn how important it is to undergo a process before taking on a leadership role of any kind.

Maybe that’s not how it’s done in some places, but I definitely believe it is wise to have such an onboarding process if you want dedicated and effective leaders in your church. So I welcomed the opportunity to learn more about the church I’m so interested in serving at, and I DO respect the process. I believe this idea applies to any leadership position – even a pastor.

Some years ago, the church I attended had the challenge of finding a new pastor when our sitting pastor retired. The church formed a committee of members charged with the task of seeking out a replacement. There was a process. They took several applications from men who had been preaching and serving as pastors for years. They listened to sermons. They discussed which candidates would best fit the body and fellowship of believers. Then they had to narrow it down until there was one stand-out among them. They prayed about it and sought God’s direction. In the end, God honored that process and brought His chosen leader to pastor the church.

It quickly became obvious to everyone that they had done the right thing. The process was crucial, and no one doubted that the right person – the man hand-picked by God Himself – was who became the next pastor. Let me offer this to you: If the process is important when choosing a pastor, it’s also vital when placing other workers in positions of leadership in the church.

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We’re talking today about respecting the process. There are so many applications to this concept. If you are trying for a new job somewhere, and you go to an interview, and you tell them about all your experience – and you may be completely qualified for the position – it’s not a lock that you’re gonna get the job. And even if they DO choose to hire you, there’s likely to be a training process required before you can start. Such a process is necessary to find out people’s skills, evaluate strengths and areas that need work, and so on. It’s no different in service to the Kingdom.

I mentioned earlier all that experience I’ve had in church leadership, but when starting over at a new church, I still have to respect the process they have in place if I want to serve there. And I wanna get to why this is so important.

Years ago, while serving on a worship team, a man approached our worship leader after a service and said he wanted to join the team. Great, right? We can always use more workers in the Kingdom. So then, the worship leader told him she wanted to have him audition. His response? “Oh no, I don’t need to audition. I already KNOW I can sing.” Uhm, okay. Someone is missing the point here. It’s not just about whether you can sing. It’s also about whether or not you are willing to submit to authority. This guy showed really fast that he wasn’t one for submitting to authority, let alone a process.

Needless to say, that gentleman never did join the praise team – nor the church for that matter. And yes, I do believe church membership should be a prerequisite for entering church leadership – kind of a no-brainer. Instead, he soon took his pride and left our church, never to return. I mention this because that pridefulness and lack of willingness to submit to the process is indicative of someone who is NOT ready for the kind of commitment and dedication which is necessary to effectively serve in the Kingdom. When it’s about me, or my talent, or my experience, then I have the wrong attitude.

Over the years, I have served alongside some wonderful people. But I have also seen a few people on stage who were just there to be seen. That was during a time when we lacked a good onboarding process. But see, it’s during the process that you learn how committed someone is gonna really be. Are they gonna show up for practice on time? Will they be dependable? Or do they just wanna be part of a show? Do they just want to be seen and heard? The fundamental truth that every person who serves should grasp is that, in fact, you are SERVING God. And it’s not about you or your grand abilities to play an instrument or sing or whatever – no, it’s about your obedience and willingness to give your all for Jesus. It’s all about Him!

Let’s do the military analogy. When I joined the Army, they didn’t just automatically hand me a weapon on the day I enlisted and send me into combat. And I’m very grateful they didn’t! I’d have been dead in no time. No, they sent me to basic training. And some people wash out during basic. After I passed basic training, I still wasn’t ready for combat. There was still more training. They sent me on to AIT, which is Advanced Individual Training. See, basic training is just that – basic. I often joke that we learned just enough hand-to-hand combat in basic to get in trouble. During the advanced training, we learned other specific skills to prepare us for specific duties within the Army.

I could go on and on about this process, but the point is – THE PROCESS IS IMPORTANT. People who aren’t willing to endure the process aren’t going to accomplish a lot. Think about this: You will never reach a single goal in life without first submitting yourself to a process. It’s true in every aspect of life. No one within the sound of my voice right now played on a school sports team without going through a process. Not a one of you has ever received a diploma without going through a process. No one has gotten a degree, become a doctor or lawyer, or even had a successful relationship without first surrendering to a process. That’s just how life is. So get used to it.

As for this necessary process I’m currently engaged in, to become a part of my new church’s servant leadership, I am committed to that process. I have to be. And I should submit to it willingly, and without prideful hesitation, and without any silly resentment – ’cause that’s pride, too – but with patience and respect for the process. Because it’s through that process that God shapes me and trains me and forms me into something useful to the Kingdom.

Jesus chose His Disciples carefully. He told them what was expected of them. He taught them, trained them, and when His time of ministry on Earth was done, He gave them a job to do – the Great Commission – the most important job ever. Now, that’s our job, too. Not just to reach the world with the Gospel, but to live it, to be examples for the world as Christ was for us. You can’t teach others what you haven’t first learned for yourself, and you don’t learn anything of value… without… a process.

We read in the Bible where early leaders in the church had to train others. There has to be someone else to carry on the Great Commission when we pass away. This is a process that doesn’t end until Jesus returns. And my prayer today is that each and every one of you will surrender yourself to the process God has laid out before you. Maybe it’s in your relationship, your marriage, or perhaps it’s within your commitment to some task that He has for you to do. Whatever it is, let go of your pride. Let go of anything that hinders you from submitting yourself to that process. Obey. And trust God to bring you through it. Because, on the other side of the process, God has a great reward awaiting you.

Before wrapping up today’s show, I wanna mention something that might seem a little off topic. But it’s more of an example of the importance of honoring God’s process for Christian living. It is vital that we stay rooted in the Word in order to guard ourselves from false teachings. Let me read to you an excerpt from the book, Without Rival, by Lisa Bevere:

Okay, there are a few things to unpack from this – and I want you to realize why the type of experiment being taught here is NOT part of our process of growth as believers. In fact, this line of thinking is very dangerous!

Can God speak to us? Absolutely. But He doesn’t speak out of both sides of His mouth. He’s not going to speak anything to your spirit that doesn’t line up with what He has spoken in His holy Word. People unfamiliar with the scriptures can imagine almost anything being “whispered” to them. It’s the not knowing what He’s already said in the Bible that makes this practice dangerous.

If you want to seek out what God is telling you, don’t close your eyes and let your imagination (or worse, a demonic presence) speak to you. OPEN your eyes, read His Word, and seek His will in prayer. Measure everything alongside the scriptures and don’t let yourself be deceived!

Speaking of the Bible, the author’s awful advice takes a passage out of context. “Be still and know.” Period, she says. The way that line is presented implies that you can be still and know that whatever words pop into your mind are actually from God. This should be a huge warning flag. That’s not what the passage of scripture states. Here’s what the Bible actually says:

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Psalm 46:10

THAT’s what God’s Word says. The passage has nothing at all to do with this grossly misguided experiment.

Also, the mentioned exercise is already directing you to “hear” positive words. Look again at what she says: “Don’t be afraid that you are making up words of love and value.” Uhm, you’d better be concerned about this!

What if God has some corrective instructions for you? Instead, you’ll just imagine happy fluffy things that you want to hear. That’s deception. This practice is evil, and it will delude your thinking. In other words, we need to be wise regarding mysticism and subjective experiences, such as what is being promoted here. God said His Word is sufficient, and it is. The practice offered in Lisa Bevere’s book is part of process to deceive you, not part a Biblical process for spiritual growth. God’s process involves knowing what His Word really says. Wanna know how God sees you? All you gotta do is read the scriptures. He states it clearly right there.

And speaking of scripture, I’ll leave you with this one:

So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:4-6

Remember: None of us were born as fully grown adults. We went through a process of childhood and growing up. It’s the process that matures us and prepares us to become more than we are. Without it, we stagnate, never changing, never growing. We are not yet what we are becoming, and it’s the process that gets us there. So humble yourself. Study the Word. Trust God, lean on Him, and He will lead you through the process – HIS PROCESS – into favor and success! I’m just sayin’.

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Encountering God

Do you believe in the power of the Holy Spirit? Do you want to be able to effectively witness to people and plant seeds in faith that can change people’s lives? It’s the power of the Holy Spirit that enables us to do this.

Now you might say, “that’s just not my gift.” Fair enough, but would you like it to be? Do you believe God’s Word? REALLY BELIEVE it?!? If so, then you already know that we have access to this power. It’s not about us. It’s about Jesus. And it’s about the strength of our own relationship with Him and our willingness to let Him work through us.

Check out this powerful video. Then pray. Talk to God about what He would have you do for Him. Seek His guidance in the Bible. And lean not on your own understanding, but trust His will and ask Him to make you more sensitive to the moving of His Holy Spirit on a daily basis!

Todd White witnesses to atheist couple in a restaurant

You Hungry for the Truth Yet?

Episode 70

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Welcome to The Kingdom Hero Show, where CHRIST is KING and the TRUTH matters! Our mission: To advance the Kingdom of God by studying the Word and making real-world application of Kingdom-mindedness.

On today’s program: Truth, Truth, and MORE TRUTH. It’s what the vast majority of the people really want, believe it or not. Those few in the minority who like being spoon-fed the lies that help them sleep at night notwithstanding, most people would prefer you be honest with them even if the truth is uncomfortable. This episode will expose more lies and bring focus to the truth. And that includes big news from Truth Social, coming up.

Alright you know the drill, subscribe to my Rumble channel. You’ll find links to that and all our social media outlets on our official website – KingdomHero.net, that’s KingdomHero.net. Check out our preferred platforms – Locals, Truth, Parler, GETTR, MeWe – all these links are available at KingdomHero.net. And while you’re there, visit the Kingdom Storehouse and get yourself some swag to show your faith and support the program. Sound good? Good, let’s do it…

Yeah, you heard correctly – we are now on Truth Social, and I for one am absolutely LOVING IT! For a few months now since the launch of Trump’s “big-tent” free speech social platform, it has only been available for iPhone users through the App Store. After weeks of beta-testing, the platform just this week made itself available to millions more people. Everyone can now access Truth Social through your favorite web browser. The addition of the web app prompted such an influx of new accounts that Truth’s web servers went down several times during the last couple of days.

In fact, I have a good friend who is somewhat involved with the platform, and she has been passing me occasional tidbits of news and progress reports regarding the beta-testing and so on. She was the one who let me know when the web version of the platform was ready for new users. But she also said that there were over 2 million people trying to create new accounts during a 2-hour period, which caused some server issues, so they had to slow things down a bit for a time. This thing is really catching fire quickly.

I encourage you to jump aboard the Truth train and see for yourself how much better things are without all the algorithms keeping you from being seen and heard. I noticed a difference right away. Almost as soon as I’d opened my account and posted my first “truth,” I started gaining followers. It really is a wide open and free exchange of ideas platform. Don’t take my word for it, though. Head over to TruthSocial.com and see for yourself. And be sure to follow me there @StaceMassengill.

So, here’s the first lie I want to quickly debunk. The mainstream media on the left keep trying to downplay the popularity of Truth Social. Is it really all that it’s hyped up to be? Uh, YEAH, it really is. They actually say that it’s not as popular as Trump says, even though it has been the number one downloaded app from the iPhone App Store practically ever since the platform launched earlier this year. It’s like, are they trying to fool their own viewership, or are they just trying to convince themselves? In truth, the actual demand for access to Truth Social has been overwhelming, just as I’ve said.

Unfortunately, for people like me who use Android phones, the app hasn’t been available like it has on iPhone. This is, of course, because Google owns Android and has done everything in its power to keep Truth Social out of the Google Play Store. As we know, Google is evil. I’m still making efforts to separate myself from the company, but its tentacles are many and far-reaching. Thank goodness for Truth’s new web app! I honestly can’t say enough good things about it. So let’s move on.

It is my view that more and more people are waking up the realization that they have been lied to for a very long time now, and what those people crave most of all today is the truth. It’s happening across the political spectrum, as we’re seeing more of those who had been left-leaning their entire lives are now moving to the right of center. Life-long democrats are making the jump to voting republican because they’re seeing the dire results of the failed policies of the Democrat Party. And as more truth comes out about the corruption that has infected the majority of the left, more people are joining us on the right.

Just this week, Elon Musk announced that he intends to vote Republican for the first time ever. He’s already become a thorn in the side of the dems, but he still isn’t a conservative. He has always leaned more left of center. But yes, he does believe in free speech – which the left hates. It is the left’s staunch opposition to free speech and desire to censor all who disagree with them, more than anything else, which has pushed Musk and many others away from them and toward the right.

We’ve seen the cancer of cancel-culture devour many on the left as well as on the right. A great many people who had always been left-leaning took exception to being cancelled and maligned for holding certain more traditional views, and some of them have had about enough of the insanity and divisiveness and sheer hatred of the left. Entertainers and comedians who have taken flack for not following the far left crowd are sick of it. While some of these are mere baby steps in the right direction, it’s good to see people starting to come to their senses about this cult of leftist extremism.

Actor/Comedian Dave Chappelle has been harangued by the left in recent months simply for being a little too honest in his stand-up bits. They now call him misogynistic, anti-trans, and even socially irresponsible. All this because his comedy isn’t “sensitive” to the woke nonsense narrative. He was recently attacked on stage by someone in the audience wielding a knife. Chappelle was not seriously harmed, but the attack was no doubt the result of his being demonized by the left to the extent that some mentally unstable person deemed it necessary to go after him.

Isaiah Lee, the man who attacked Chappelle, had brought a lethal weapon with him to the event – a switchblade knife. That speaks to likely premeditation. The act of charging at Chappelle with the deadly weapon speaks to intent – that intent would be murder. So, premeditated attempted murder, right? Not according to the LA District Attorney. This thwarted assault with a weapon was no felony, but merely a misdemeanor. A misdemeanor? Really? What, because Lee failed to kill Chappelle? But then, that’s what we’ve come to expect from those left-leaners in the “justice” system.

Actor Chris Pratt has been attacked a number of times in the Twitterverse by people who despise him for his Christian faith. Famous for his roles in several MCU films and the Jurassic World franchise, Pratt has come to expect hatred from those who have a skewed view of Christianity. They have simply decided unfairly that he is an enemy of the LGBTQ+ community. While the Bible does teach of sexual immorality being sin, these people equate that with being hateful and intolerant toward their lifestyle. They totally ignore the genuinely decent person that Pratt actually is, and that he has never disrespected anyone else for their beliefs. No, what matters is that he disagrees with us, and we view that as hate, and so we’re right and he’s wrong!

Several movie-going fans of the Marvel films have even tweeted out that Pratt should be replaced, wanting his role of “Star-Lord” to be recast with an actor who isn’t …well, ya know…Christian. Thankfully, Director James Gunn has come out in defense of him. Gunn flat out stated, “Chris Pratt would never be replaced as Star-Lord but, if he ever was, we would all be going with him.” This was another refreshing thing to see happen in an environment like the entertainment industry, which so often bows down to the woke crowds of the left.

As people get an opportunity to see what’s really going on and what freedoms are being trampled on, they are opening their eyes and ears to the truth. Even popstar Katy Perry has stated that her recent move from Hollywood to Kentucky has been a very positive and eye-opening experience. The singer has relocated to Kentucky while her fiancé, Orlando Bloom, is filming a movie outside of Louisville. She said that moving out of Hollywood has helped her gain some perspective. Perry went on to say that she has come to realize that Hollywood is not America. No kidding!

There are other examples, but what I’m saying is that people have been feeling the restrictiveness and fascism long enough to realize that they don’t like it. I really think that we’re going to see more and more of this wake-up from woke-ism in the coming months and years. People are tired of being told what they can and can’t say, or what they can and can’t think. They’re fed up with the censorship and the arrogance of one group of people thinking they know what’s best for everyone else. And yes, they’re tired of being lied to at every turn. There is a growing hunger arising. A hunger for the old days of more freedom, lower gas prices, unmatched job-growth, a booming economy, and an honest media. That’s right, a hunger for truth. And they’re learning that, hey, a few mean tweets…that’s not really so bad.

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Are you hungry for more truth? Let’s look at what really happened at Disney – once a fairly wholesome and family friendly entertainment company, but now just another corrupted corporation that panders to the left and their depraved ideals. This story from Blaze News shines a light on some current and former Disney employees who are tired of watching a once great company go down this dark road. And they aren’t afraid now to be vocal about it. Here’s the article…

Here’s what some of them had to say…

Christian conservative values are no longer welcome at Disney. Why do you suppose that is? Perhaps because the company has embraced the dark side.

[Darth Vader clip: “You underestimate the power of the dark side.”]

Yeah well, don’t underestimate the power of God and His people as we continue to fight back against the evil leftist agenda. As I said, more people are seeing the light and coming to know the truth about this oppressive authoritarian menace that has taken over and corrupted our government and many companies within our country. The more we expose them, the more desperate they get and the more they say the quiet parts out loud. We can’t let up now, either. We’re on the verge of a major victory, but we’re not quite there yet.

Look at these two exchanges. In the first, congressman Jamie Raskin gets the tables turned on him as he’s attempting to grill Ms. Catherine Glenn Foster about a proposed bill to ban abortion entirely. This is priceless.

Oh, of course. He’s not about to answer that question. No way! She puts him on the spot, knowing he’ll never support any bill that restricts – much less bans – killing these babies for any reason, period. She exposed him right there, and all he could do was try to deflect.

The truth is that Raskin knows full well that rape and incest only account for about half of one percent of the abortions conducted. Meaning more than 99% of abortions have nothing to do with rape or incest and everything to do with convenience and shirking responsibility for creating a life. But he and others like him keep singing that same old song.

The second clip I wanna show you demonstrates the sheer lack of a valid explanation when one of these pro-abortionists is confronted with the truly perfect question about the immorality of killing babies. This is representative Mike Johnson asking Ms. Aimee Arrambide about the difference between a child who is 2 years old and one who is still in the womb. Check this out…

WOW is right. Notice how she stammered and paused because the truth was smacking her in the face? Then she finally falls back to her original talking point of trusting people to decide what to do with their own bodies. But the unborn humans are NOT their bodies! They fall back to this lie of a cliche, it’s my body and my choice. No, it’s NOT your body. It’s someone else’s body, and you’re fighting for the “right” to KILL IT. Every argument they have just falls apart when the truth comes into the picture. And they have no response to the truth, none – it baffles them – and all they know to do is go back and try to regroup and deflect the issue with the same old lies they use as talking points. Truth wins, folks. And it’s winning a lot more right now than it has in quite a while.

And is it just possible that Elon Musk has set about NOT to simply purchase Twitter but instead to expose its many secrets? So much has come out now while the buyout is on hold. Fake accounts, blatant biases, and so on. Musk is shaking up the company to its core. For all his flaws, the man is clearly a genius. I don’t know what his endgame is for sure, but I don’t think we’ve seen it yet. I really am starting to think that his goal might not be to buy Twitter after all. He may, but what he’s uncovering in the mean time is so much more interesting than a mere takeover of Twitter.

It was discovered this week that about half of President Biden’s followers on Twitter were actually spam bots or fake accounts. I think the rest are probably sheep, but that’s beside the point. If half his followers on social media aren’t real, just imagine how many of those supposed 81 million votes for him in 2020 weren’t real either! Ya know? Truth is coming out because people are starving for it. Dinesh D’Souza’s film, 2000 Mules, is gaining in popularity – and the demand is so great that it’s about to be re-released in theaters. God is moving. He’s orchestrating things in His timing and equipping His people to uncover and reveal all of hell’s deep dark secrets to the world.

Again, this isn’t a time to sit back and brag on how we’re kicking the enemy’s butt. No, this is the moment when we must keep pushing and keep exposing the lies until the enemy is completely and irrevocably defeated once and for all. Your team doesn’t stop playing just because they scored a few points in the first quarter. At least, they’d better not if they expect to win. Keep playing until that last whistle, or buzzer. Keep pushing forward and fighting until that final trumpet sounds, my friends! The world is starving for the truth and for Jesus, and it’s our job to deliver. We have to finish the race set before us, and we must be in it to win it. I’m just saying.

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In the News, the Assault on Our Most Basic Freedoms

Episode 69

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Welcome to The Kingdom Hero Show, where CHRIST is KING and the TRUTH matters! Our mission: To advance the Kingdom of God by studying the Word and making real-world application of Kingdom-mindedness.

On today’s program, we’ll look at some of the latest news stories and examine the continued assault on our most basic freedoms. From the right to bear arms to the very right to life itself. All this, coming up momentarily.

We said goodbye to YouTube and the censorship of Google this year, and we’ve been very happy with the move to Rumble, where we no longer have to worry about being canceled or shadowbanned. So, yes, subscribe to my Rumble channel now, please. Thank you! You’ll find links to that and all our social media outlets on our official website – KingdomHero.net, that’s KingdomHero.net. Check out our preferred platforms – Locals, Parler, GETTR, MeWe – all these links are available at KingdomHero.net. And don’t forget to check out the Kingdom Storehouse for all your Kingdom Gear. Okay? Sweet…

Our first story comes from Breitbart. And it’s actually encouraging that this has occurred in the state of California. We’ll put this on the screen for you as I read it.

YES! This is fantastic! American liberty, protected in the Constitution, is being acknowledged and reaffirmed by the courts. And in California, of all places. The article goes on to say…

Now seriously, the fact that this unconstitutional law was successfully struck down in California is fantastic. But this is yet another result of Trump’s positive impact as president. The 2nd Amendment has been under attack for decades, and we’re finally seeing this basic right being upheld – yes, EVEN in California.

Okay, next story. This one brings us into the battle for the soul of America, beginning with our youth. Here’s a piece from the Post Millennial, and it highlights how the evil forces on the left are continuing to make a play for the minds of our kids.

Yeah, a female who wants to appear male can go to Target and buy a “packer” to make it look like she has a penis. I know, right? I mean, this is absolutely insane what’s going on here. The article goes on, however, to elaborate on some of the dangers of these products.

I can’t even. If this stuff doesn’t bother you, then you’re as deceived as these people who suffer from gender dysphoria. To prey upon young minds like this is disgusting, it’s despicable, and it’s downright evil. And Target, like so many other companies, is culpable in this effort to groom our kids by normalizing abhorrent behavior. And the public screwls are even worse. Check out this article from Fox News…

Hang on, let’s unpack this one because there’s SO MUCH going on here that is incredibly wrong.

1) This is a middle school – roughly around the ages of puberty for these kids whose bodies are going through all these normal biological changes. What a great time to warp these young malleable minds into believing all kinds of garbage, right?

2) Students were invited to this brainwashing session and told to keep it secret – don’t tell mom & dad. Evil loves the dark. And when evil grooms your kids, it doesn’t want you to know about it. It wants its vile corruption to take place in the dark, in secret.

3) This pubescent girl who has probably gotten or soon will get her first period – an understandably unsettling and uncomfortable time in her life – she’s being told that if she’s not 100% comfortable in her body that means she is transgender. Wow. I’d imagine most girls that age aren’t 100% comfortable with their bodies. They are literally using a natural moment of biological changes to FOOL kids into thinking they are something they are not. That’s blatantly evil.

4) And this is a huge problem. Students are then told that their parents are not safe! Can you imagine being a preteen or early teenager and being told that your parents aren’t safe? How absurd! In other words, you can’t talk to your parents about the things going on in your body and in your life. No, that’s not safe. Your parents won’t understand – but these people lying to your kids are supposed to be trusted as the safe ones?

Finally, 5) we see lying actually isn’t so bad, huh? They tell the kids that lying to your awful unsafe parents about being in these meetings is perfectly fine. See how the parents are made to be the enemy of these middle schoolers, while these brainwashers who are targeting the kids are deemed to be the enlightened truth tellers and the only ones they should trust.

Dear God in heaven, we need a revival for our youth. And some of these teachers need a real come to Jesus, too.

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In our next news item of the day, well THIS is no surprise. If you want to know who’s funding a majority of the bad ideas that have taken over the Democrat party, look no further than George Soros. From Fox News…

Of course not. Let’s don’t acknowledge where our money is coming from. Soros is dirty. Everyone knows he’s dirty. And the democrats who are more than happy to accept his funding know that most people would frown on it.

As for Stacey Abrams, doesn’t she still believe she actually won that last race in Georgia? Pretty sure she thinks she IS Governor already. Anyway, she’s bad for the state. She has no original ideas, just falls in lock-step with the ideology of the left woke mob and the destructive BLM agenda – which ironically has done ZERO to help the black lives they so adamantly say matter. If Abrams believes black lives really matter, why do she and others on the left support the abortion of black babies? We all know that black babies are the primary target of Planned Parenthood. Margaret Sanger established it to eradicate the black populous.

Which brings us to this article from the Daily Caller…

Isn’t that just loaded with irony? I saw a video where they were chanting “mothers will die” during their protest. As “woke” as these people claim to be, I’m kinda shocked that they even use the term “mothers” rather than “birthing individuals.” But I found it interesting lately that the abortion crowd is chanting things like “mothers will die” – of course, alluding to the idea that mothers desperate to kill their babies will seek out dangerous back-alley abortions if it’s made illegal. This is a recycled theme they’ve used before. It’s not based in reality, however.

Seriously, think about it. If – God willing – abortion were to become completely illegal, it does not necessarily follow that all those women who have been convinced that murdering the unborn child is an answer to their problems would then seek out some dangerous and illegal procedure that could threaten their own lives. People don’t normally rush to do things that are both illegal AND life-threatening. Instead, they tend to give more consideration to safer and better options.

Hello? Saving lives is the goal of the whole pro-life stance. But abortionists push the idea that it’s okay to kill babies and anyone who disagrees should just shut up them and let them keep doing it. All their arguments all flawed. And the bottom line is that they are deceived by the evil forces that are determined to destroy the human race.

As for their efforts to bully these Supreme Court Justices, we saw that coming. That’s what the leak was designed to do – quickly organize radical opposition to pressure and manipulate the outcome of court ruling. It’s a dirty tactic, and it’s typical of the leftist playbook. Justices have said however that they will not be intimidated, which is a good thing.

Thankfully, these tactics have been falling short recently, as we also see in our final news story. This is from The Washington Free Beacon…

Now look, folks. We’re seeing some wins. This is a really important one. These people are so incredibly overcome by the influence of pure evil that they’re willing to green-light killing babies all the way up to birth and beyond. As unbelievable as it sounds, that’s how twisted and demented they are now. It’s completely sick. And we have to keep pressing forward in our efforts purge our government of this evil.

I’ve said it often on this show, and it’s true. As Christians, we need to pray, pray, pray. Pray every day. Make time in the morning when you get up, make time during the day as you go about your daily life, and make time at night before bed. I’m serious about this. Pray without ceasing, because our prayers really do work. This is especially true if we are seeking God’s truth and righteousness.

The Bible says in Matthew 21:22, “And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” We’re talking about casting demonic influences out of our country’s government, and when the disciples had trouble driving out a demon in Mark 9, Jesus told them in verse 29, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.” We have a powerful ally when we pray.

Why do you think Paul said in Acts 6:4 “we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word? It’s because prayer has the power to roll back the waters of the sea. Prayer has the power to open blind eyes and deaf ears, power to heal the sick and deliver people from addiction. It can even raise the dead, y’all. Prayer has the very power of God Almighty because He loves His children, and He wants to come to our rescue. But you see, He’s not going to force Himself on anyone, and He’s not going to go against His own Word.

We read in James 5:16 that “The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” So we need to seek first the Kingdom, seek out His righteousness, and that power of prayer will be given to each and every one of us to effect real change in our world. And even the gates of hell won’t be able to stand against us. I’m. Just. Saying.

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Battling Burn-out Like a Boss (as leaders in the faith)

Episode 68

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Welcome to The Kingdom Hero Show, where CHRIST is KING and the TRUTH matters! Our mission: To advance the Kingdom of God through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness.

On today’s program, how do we handle that brick wall we all hit from time to time during our walk with God – especially as leaders of the faith. Preachers, teachers, other spiritual leaders, and anyone who God has given a ministry to – at some point, we all get worn down and fatigued. We’ll talk about some ways to combat this feeling of burn-out in just a moment.

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Show of hands – who here has ever felt spiritually drained? You haven’t lost your faith, but you’re losing your fire. Maybe you’ve been serving faithfully in the church for a long time, and you’re just tired and feel like you’re enthusiasm has waned. Perhaps you are even thinking of hanging it up. I have an important message for you – that feeling is completely NORMAL.

A friend of mine recently posted a request for prayer for this same reason. He’s a pastor and an evangelist, heavily involved in ministry, and he also does a podcast. Lately, all the responsibilities have been weighing on him and he’s feeling a bit drained. I immediately felt the Holy Spirit prodding me to reach out to this brother in Christ with some encouragement. That was greatly the reason I decided to focus on burnout during today’s show.

We all want to be Kingdom Heroes and giants of the faith, but as human beings, we have to remember that we do get tired occasionally. It’s perfectly natural to feel that way, so don’t be ashamed of it. The guilt that creeps in is NOT from God. That’s the devil trying to bring you down. He’s also the one who tells you to just quit. The thing is, simply forcing yourself to keep going when you’re burning out is just as bad an idea as quitting altogether. Because the end result will be the same, you’ll eventually hit that wall and give out.

So what’s the answer? If you can’t quit and you can’t keep going, what’s left? Simple. You need a break. I’m not talking about giving yourself an excuse to quit completely, but rather a well planned and purposeful time off. It’s just like when our bodies get physically and emotionally and mentally tired by the end of the day, and we have to sleep. As we get older, an occasional midday nap helps, too. But you get the point – rest is every bit as important as work. God ordained this concept in Genesis.

Genesis 2:2 plainly states that “He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done.” Now why does it say that? Why did God bother to inspire Moses to put that into the account of creation? Yes, it leads to the whole idea of the sabbath and keeping a holy day each week set aside especially for honoring God. But the sabbath idea also includes doing no work on that day. See, God didn’t need to rest because making the universe made Him tired and sleepy. Instead, He was setting an example for us because He knew that we couldn’t always be about even our Father’s work 24/7/365. We have to rest.

And I think the book of Hebrews drives this point home. Hebrews 4:10 says this, “for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from His.” Now this can refer to a number of things. Some will say entering into God’s rest is what we do when we die. But to me, that’s almost like when people who work too much comically say, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” We better take some time to rest before then.

No, I believe this scripture could be saying to us that we who are about the Father’s business had better learn to enter an occasional period of rest, just like the Father did. Why? Because otherwise, we won’t be able to carry on with the Father’s work. See, rest is more than just good advice, it’s a command from God and it was exemplified BY God.

Think about this. The same root word that gives us the term sabbath also gives us the word sabbatical. What’s a sabbatical? Well, that’s when a person takes some time away from their normal business or duties of life. Oh, you mean like a vacation? Not exactly, no. See, a vacation is something most people do with family. You go somewhere like a beach or whatever with the kids and enjoy some family time. Vacations are great, but that’s not a sabbatical.

The whole reason for taking a sabbatical is to do more than just relax and unwind. You also have to put aside all your obligations for a while so that you can recharge your batteries. You need to rejuvenate. Completely shut down for a time, just like when we sleep and our bodies get a chance to reset everything and refuel or take care of the areas that need attention. For a sabbatical, you usually need to be alone. And in our case, we need an extended period of time alone with God.

Are there other examples of rest being biblical? Yes, of course. In Matthew 11:28-29, Jesus proclaims, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Even Jesus Himself took a period of time alone with the Father on occasion. In fact, we read of Him doing just that on the night He would be betrayed. He urged his Disciples to be on watch as He went alone into the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. This account is found in Matthew 26, and it was a time when Jesus was literally taking the weight of the world’s sin on His shoulders.

For us, facing times of weakness or dryness in our spiritual lives can be quite the challenge. If you’re in a position of leadership, your responsibilities can weigh heavily on you. The need for a refreshing from heaven is real, and it’s critical that we recognize it and act accordingly. There’s no shame in taking some time to recharge, but we often tend to think that it’s just not possible to step away for any length of time. While we resist the enemy’s attempts to tell us to just give up, we often fear that taking time off might lead to quitting altogether. Or we fear that things may fall apart in our absence. Or perhaps people will think less of us if we take a break for a while. All these fears are irrelevant, but the devil will use them to stress us out even more.

But those times don’t have to break us. Remember, in 2nd Corinthians 13:9, it says, “For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.” It is in our times of weakness that the strength of the Lord proves to be more than sufficient. We only need to allow ourselves the time to be alone with God and let Him rejuvenate us with resurrection power. So, yeah, a sabbatical to rest and recharge might just be the perfect answer.

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I’ve shared this before, but it’s appropriate for our topic. I’ve been in church all my life. I was a preacher’s son, and I have been involved in the church to some degree or another for decades. But in May of 2011, I was what you might call “at the end of my rope” spiritually. I was wearing a lot of “hats” and some of my duties were a drain on me. Being in charge of the church’s finances, for example, was particularly wearisome. I hated it. Keeping the books, writing checks, paying bills – yuck.

On top of this, the church itself was going through a time of turmoil. After a gut-wrenching leadership dispute, all but about 4 people had left our fellowship. I remember coming to church one Sunday morning and looking across the vacant sanctuary and feeling as empty as all those chairs. It seemed apparent to me that my time at that church was simply over. So I left.

After 40 years, I was without a church home for the first time in my life. I visited some other local churches, but I wasn’t feeling that sense of belonging. No matter where I went, I never felt like I quite fit in. I felt inside that I needed to immerse myself in God’s work somewhere, but I had become so spiritually fatigued that I couldn’t seem to plug myself in anywhere. It was so frustrating.

But I DID find that, by not having the time-consuming duties I’d had in the church previously, I finally had the free time to pursue some personal interests. Understand though, these were interests that God had planted within me. In June of 2011, I began my own online ministry by launching a series of Bible-based videos. That was the beginning of Great Commission Ministries and my first foray into hosting a web-series called “The GC.” Little did I know that God was up to something.

Without realizing it, I was entering an 8-month sabbatical. During that time, God was training me to do new things. He’d birthed in me an interest in producing videos, while also keeping me plugged into His Word. I began to study the scriptures like never before, and God just poured Himself into me. Even as I was deeply immersed in this new ministry, I didn’t yet realize the significance it would have. But I was ALL IN.

Another thing God had orchestrated during this time of my life was a connection to The Church at Chapel Hill. I was given the opportunity to attend an event there called “The Blue Experience,” which was a kind of seminar for people in leadership. There was a time of praise and worship at the start of the event, and my spirit desperately needed that. Because of this, and the fact that I hadn’t found another church home yet, I’d begun watching the Chapel Hill services online every Sunday morning. It was too far to drive there every week, so I’d plug my laptop into the big-screen TV and have church right there in my own living room. It was great!

Early in 2012, I was invited to a men’s breakfast by the new men’s group at my old church. Yes, they had managed to grow in my absence. On a Saturday morning, I went to the breakfast and listened as many of them voiced their excitement about all the things that were happening after the re-launch of the church. While I had been growing an online ministry, making videos and so forth, these guys had been rebuilding the ministry of a place I had left some 8 months prior. Good for them, I thought.

Then they began talking about some new things they were trying to get started. Someone mentioned something about a church bulletin. And in that moment, something clicked in my brain. All these months I had been making videos, and all these months I’d been streaming in the services from Chapel Hill. I’d seen how they had created announcement videos and played them prior to the Sunday morning service, and I began to think, Hey, I could do that. Before I knew it, I found myself pitching the idea of a video bulletin to these men. And they LOVED it! Next thing I know, I’m offering to head up this project for a church that I wasn’t even a part of anymore! WHAT?!

I go home afterwards, and I’m thinking about what had just happened. What did it mean? I wasn’t sure I was ready to go back to the same place I’d left, but it was also obvious that it wasn’t really the same place anymore. New people, new ideas, but was this the right move? I really had my doubts about it, and I needed God to give me some clear direction. As usual, God was WAY ahead of me.

The next morning, it’s Sunday, so I’m doing what had become my usual thing. I make a little breakfast and get settled in to watch the 9am service from The Church at Chapel Hill online. As always, it’s fantastic. The praise and worship starts, and there I am singing along and having a good ol’ time in my living room. Then Pastor Dave Devine steps up and begins preaching. I’m listening intently, as I always seem to get good stuff out of it. And then, something kinda peculiar happens. Pastor Dave stops right in the middle of the sermon, and he says, “You know, it’s great that we have the ability to stream these services online for those who maybe can’t be with us in person.” Then, looking right into the camera, he says, “But sometimes, you JUST NEED TO BE HERE.”

Honestly, I don’t remember anything he said after that. God had been working on me for 8 months, training me and teaching me, and He had orchestrated that little breakfast meeting the day before. Now, He had prepared my heart to hear a specific message. It was a message I heard loud and clear. As Pastor Dave spoke those words directly into the camera, what I heard was, “Stace, it’s time for you to get up out of that comfy chair and go back to church.” So I did. Yeah, I had church twice that morning. I returned to the church I’d left 8 months before, and I stayed there for another 10 years.

But here’s the real kicker. After going back, I ended up wearing more hats than I ever had before. The difference? I was loving every single thing that I did. God had taken me from burnout to boss-level servanthood. You may say, that’s contradictory. You can’t be a boss and a servant at the same time. Oh, but you can. It’s called servant leadership, and Jesus lived it out for us. But my point is that God led me from my emptiness into a time of refreshing and retraining. And when I came out on the other side of it, I discovered that He’d given me desires and abilities to serve Him in ways that I had previously not even imagined.

Now I’m facing a similar time in my life. After all those years serving in various capacities at that church, I recently reached yet another turning point. Feeling compelled to make a rather huge move from Georgia to Tennessee, here I am again staring at a future that is unknown to me. But knowing God’s stellar record of always being there to guide my steps when I faithfully pursue Him, I’m confident that He will again lead me into the next phase of my service to Him. And I couldn’t be more excited to learn what He has in store.

So if you’re hitting a wall in your spiritual walk, take comfort in knowing that God has a plan for you. That plan may include a needed respite – a sabbatical – a time of temporarily shedding the duties that bog you down and entering into God’s rest. Let Him guide you. Let Him teach you. And trust that whatever He has lined up next for you – it’s gonna be amazing! I’m just saying.

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We’re Winning, but the Fight is Far from Over

Episode 67

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Welcome to The Kingdom Hero Show, where CHRIST is KING and the TRUTH matters! Our mission: To advance the Kingdom of God through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness.

On today’s program, the US Supreme Court strike down of Roe v. Wade and what that actually means (because it does NOT outright ban abortion), more on the left’s Ministry of Truth, more desperation by Dems losing their power, tweets tweets and more tweets, and whatever else I can squeeze into this episode.

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Let me begin with this incredibly ridiculous tweet by Eric Swalwell. I don’t even like to call him Representative Swalwell because, like so many others in DC, he’s not representing the people as he should. So here, Mr. Swalwell tweeted this out the other day, someone shared it, and when I saw it, I just couldn’t let it go. I couldn’t. And frankly, I sincerely believe that when the left openly states things as utterly stupid as this, we really need to call them out for it and shine a light on the sheer lunacy for the world to see. So here’s his tweet, after the SCOTUS ruling that effectively overturns Roe v. Wade

Even as I’m reading it, I’m like, wait, what? Did he really just say that? Where on earth did that even come from? Interracial marriage? Are you high right now? Seriously. But quickly it hit me what he was trying so hard to do by saying such an outrageous thing. So, I had to respond. I did. Here’s what I said.

And that’s exactly what that asinine tweet was all about. Another pitiful attempt to stir up more racial controversy and with a made up lie not based anywhere near reality. It’s like, let’s think of something really racist and tell everyone that Republicans are gonna do it. Ya know? If we don’t stop those crazy Republicans, next they’ll be revoking driver’s licenses for blacks and Hispanics. Really? Why would anyone want to do that? What Swalwell said is just as stupid, but the intent is to paint Republicans as bad people. It’s an appeal to the morality of voters to vote Democrat because Republicans are just awful!

As I said, this idiotic tweet was an act of desperation. The left KNOWS it’s losing ground, and Democrats as a whole know they’re about to get creamed in this election cycle. Several of them have said it themselves, but rather than acknowledge that it’s their failed policies and their disconnect from average people, they blame it on… (drumroll) …MISINFORMATION! Yep, that’s why they want to have a government-run Ministry of Truth to keep conservative voices silent and maintain control of the popular narrative.

And speaking of desperation, here’s an article posted on CNN.com that just screams censorship. We’ll put it on the screen as I read it…

So according to this article, these desperate hacks on the left are encouraging big brands like Coke, Disney, whoever, to put the squeeze on Musk in order to keep him in line. Are you tracking with me here? They want to force Musk to keep the status quo of censorship at Twitter. What they call hate speech is just code for anything conservatives say that the left doesn’t like. And what they call election misinformation is actually when someone factually reports the truth and goes against the leftist narrative. See how this works, folks?

But now get this. Do you think these tactics are gonna work with someone who has shown himself to be an independent thinking rogue element like Elon Musk? Not likely. In fact, he posted a link to that article along with this tweet…

Does that sound like someone who can be intimidated easily to you? He’s sounds pretty defiant to me. And this has the left very worried. As Elon takes Twitter back into the private sector, he’s not beholden to any of these talking heads or the power and manipulation they try to wield. A private company owned by someone who believes in free speech for everyone on a platform with the scope of Twitter is a major threat to these guys, so all they can do is spew their own threats and hope that one or two of their punches land. But I don’t think that’s gonna happen with someone like Musk.

He’s the same kind of threat to the left as Donald Trump was as President. He’s already too rich to be bought. He’s not gonna bow to these control-freaks and their manipulation tactics. And leftist entities like CNN just keep trying to sway public opinion – trying and failing, I might add. Take a look at this tweet from Nick Freitas, who represents James Madison’s district in the VA House of Delegates – he says…

Ain’t that the truth?! All this nonsensical hubbub about billionaire Musk makes a great distraction from the ongoing mess President Biden has gotten us into. Taking us from energy independence to the highest gas prices in years, from historic lows in unemployment and the most thriving economy America has ever had to crippling inflation and a severely reduced GDP. No, let’s don’t talk about that, let’s talk about Elon Musk and his existential threat to our ability to brainwash the populous – I, I mean our ability to keep conservatives quiet – no, I mean our ability to defeat misinformation and hate speech – yeah, that’s the ticket.

And this is exactly why NOW, at this particular moment of our history, these frantic powers-that-be, before they quickly become the powers-that-were, absolutely MUST create a so-called Ministry of Truth. They’re losing control of the narrative. They’re losing the monopoly on information distribution. This can’t happen, they can’t allow it, so here come the thought police. The storm troopers are marching. Our governmental overlords are making a last-ditch effort to maintain power and control. What does this mean for conservatives and the rest of us who want to keep the hope of liberty alive? There’s no time to let up – it’s time for a full court press. We have never been more close to crushing the left than we are right now, folks, and we have to keep pushing forward for freedom.

What am I really saying? Let me make it even more clear for you because this fight we’re in is about to intensify. Evil is behind the assault on our God-given liberties. Evil is behind the manipulation tactics of the left. Evil is behind the attack on families, the indoctrination of our youth, and the moral breakdown of our society. As we begin to make inroads against these evil forces, they get more angry and nasty and desperate. This is when this enraged enemy will aggressively throw everything it has against us, and we have to be ready, grounded in truth and righteousness. We need an overwhelming force of our own – which we have in Christ. But we need a shock and awe effort to defeat these evil forces here and now. Pray, pray hard, pray often, and pray without ceasing.

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Okay, we’re not done with this leftist-created Ministry of Truth. Understand that this isn’t simply about who forms the Department of Disinformation, and it’s not about who’s in charge of it. Such a board or department or ministry or whatever you want to call it SHOULDN’T EVEN EXIST in a free society! It should never exist in the United States of America. In a tyrannical country, sure. In some authoritarian-run nation, sure. But not here. And I know I’m not the only one who thinks this way. In fact, here is probably my favorite Democrat – and I mean that, I’m not being facetious – here is Tulsi Gabbard saying pretty much just what I did. Listen…

Now, I do not agree with everything this woman says. She has a stance on certain issues that I would wholeheartedly disagree with. But on THIS TOPIC, she is spot on. There is no place in our Constitutional Republic for a government-run board that decides what’s true and what’s not, what you can say openly and what you can’t. That’s not freedom, and that’s not American. It flies in the face of our 1st Amendment. It’s a tool of the power-hungry elite who hate free speech and hate anyone who disagrees with them. They don’t believe you deserve to have a voice. Period.

Now, let’s leave that and move on to this recent Supreme Court case. First of all, the leak of information is something that should never happen and doesn’t happen among people of integrity. The law secretary who leaked this, who probably did so with the blessing of someone like Justice Sotomayor, did so as part of a plan by the left to try and pressure conservative justices by drumming up public outrage from supporters of abortion before a final ruling was made. Regardless though, let me make this point about the trustworthy and the untrustworthy. Check out this tweet from Aurthur Schwartz…

Uhm, double standard much?! Hello? James O’Keefe of Project Veritas could have released the supposed diary of Ashley Biden, which would likely have blown wide open in the faces of the left. But he did the right thing. He did the lawful thing. Rather than posting it, he called up the authorities and said, hey, someone sent me this, I don’t know if it’s legit or not, but I want nothing to do with it, so here, take it off my hands. And what did he get for his good deed? The FBI burst into his home and restrained him like a criminal, raided his home without provocation, and got away with it.

So contrast that treatment with how Politico handled this leaked information from the SCOTUS. Did they call the authorities and do the right thing? No, they published it. Illegally obtained document regarding a not-yet-announced Supreme Court ruling, used by the crooked cronies at Politico to try to manipulate our highest judges in the land – and we’ll have to see if anyone ends up in handcuffs over it. But I’m not holding my breath.

But here’s the bigger issue to keep in mind, and I’ve talked about this before on the show. The US Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade doesn’t ban abortion. When I spoke of this previously, I called it a step in the right direction. But some people mistakenly think this decision automatically bans abortion, and it doesn’t. What it does is takes the issue out of the federal courts and places it back into the purview of the individual states. Now, if a state court decides to ban abortion within the state, the federal courts cannot step in and overrule that decision. That’s how it works.

Many are still upset by this, fearing their state will soon enact a full ban on abortion. Some states are already looking to do just that. But why are these people so bent on having a right to kill babies? I’ve discussed this at length before, and I encourage you to check out my older blog titled The Truth About Abortion when you have time. You’ll find it on my website, KingdomHero.net. But the gist is this: it’s not because of rape or incest, it’s not because it’s just a clump of cells, it’s not because it’s my body my choice, and it’s not because of any of the talking points abortionists bring up.

The number one reason people want to be able to terminate their pregnancies is out of selfish convenience. They believe they should be able to have unwise and unprotected sex with anyone, anywhere, anytime, and they shouldn’t have to take responsibility for their actions. If they get pregnant through irresponsibility, they can just discard the responsibility of creating a life by killing it. And without even realizing it, they are making a human sacrifice upon the altar of selfishness. It’s not just wrong, it’s evil, and yes, demonic.

But as I said earlier, this is the fight we’re facing. It’s not just about defending our freedoms from tyranny. It’s not just about defending ourselves from those who want to silence us or censor us. And it’s not even simply about defending those innocent lives from being murdered for the sake of someone’s selfish desires. No, this is about defending the soul of our society from the insidious schemes of the evil forces that are working overtime to destroy the very notion of decency. And I didn’t say human decency for a reason. Because humankind is prone to succumb to evil like Adam and Eve did in the Garden. It takes the righteousness of God dwelling within us to show real decency. And it’s only through God that we can see this fight through to the end.

The Bible gives a lot of examples of things that we should beware of…

Matthew 7:15

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.

And what are these people who want to control you under the guise of keeping you free from misinformation and hate speech. I can decide for myself what information to believe or not, I don’t need government to do that for me. And I’m not so weak and fragile that I can’t handle someone’s hate speech. But for someone in power to say, I’ll protect you, when all they really want is to forcibly rule over me – sounds a lot like the one in sheep’s clothing who is actually a hungry wolf.

Matthew 16:12

Beware the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

In this passage, Jesus was warning His followers to be careful about trusting the teachings of the leaders over them. The same warning could apply to us regarding blindly trusting those in power whose motives are less than pure. Like the Pharisees and Sadducees, many in our own government are serving their own selfish purposes rather than caring for the good of us. We should be wise enough to discern the truth, otherwise we’ll end up under their feet.

And as for this fight we face every day, we can be encouraged immensely by the words of the prophet Isaiah…

Isaiah 54:16-17

Behold, I have created the smith
    who blows the fire of coals
    and produces a weapon for its purpose.
I have also created the ravager to destroy;
no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,
    and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord
    and their vindication from me, declares the Lord.

So when faced with the weapons of our enemy, the lies and manipulation tactics of these evil forces, we must remember that God made all things. The enemy can corrupt and distort and twist things to do evil, but God assures us that no weapon the enemy uses against us will succeed. Furthermore, we are mandated to “refute every tongue that rises against” us “in judgment.” We can and must refute the works of the enemy. Not just for American liberty’s sake, but because as servants of the Lord, this is our “heritage.” And God promises to vindicate us in the end. This is why we must fight for what’s right and good and just.

The enemy we’re facing isn’t just gonna roll over and give up. No, it’s gonna fight against us more savagely than ever before. That’s because satan knows his days are numbered. Right now, those on the left who are promoting wicked and evil practices are starting to realize their days are numbered, as well. It’s all connected. How do you kill a snake? By cutting off its head. By waging this war rightly with the evil forces that are behind all these workers of iniquity, through God we will destroy that evil at its source. And we do this through earnest prayer, following God’s guidance, more prayer, calling out evil for what it is, more prayer, taking back what the enemy has stolen from us, and still more prayer. Ask God for wisdom, and ask Him to continue to open the eyes of the blind. As more light enters, more darkness has to flee. I’m just saying.

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For the Record – Faith, Twitter, and Kingdom Response

Episode 66

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Welcome to The Kingdom Hero Show, where CHRIST is KING and the TRUTH matters! Our mission: To advance the Kingdom of God through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness.

In this episode, I’m gonna talk about a number of things – current events, the Twitter buyout, the left’s so-called “Ministry of Truth,” and more. Also, how should we respond to the constant misrepresentation of our Christian faith? And why does that matter? We’ll get to all of this in just a moment.

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Okay, let’s jump into it folks!

I know I haven’t mentioned this yet on the show, but I want to take a minute and acknowledge the recent buyout of Twitter by Elon Musk. Now, as I have previously stated, I’m not a really big fan of Musk overall, but he certainly has said and done some things that made those on the far left lose their minds – and THAT I can undoubtedly appreciate.

As for his purchase of Twitter, along with funding from a few others, I can only see this as a positive. Let’s face it, Twitter has become a megaphone for the left. We’ve seen conservative voices cancelled and banned from the platform, not the least of which was a sitting POTUS. The hard left stance and unfair censorship was potent and obvious before Musk made his move. If he fulfills his stated intentions, Twitter can be salvaged, and things should get better in terms of free speech on the platform.

The only other thing about this that I want to point out is how it has forced the left to again show their true colors. As long as they enjoyed the status quo of having the allegiance of Twitter execs, getting their way in having conservatives silenced and kicked off the platform, it was all hunky dory. But now with Musk promising to restore free speech to it, the meltdown on the left is – well, it’s kinda hilarious.

Not once – not a single time did Elon Musk ever say he was going to ban leftist voices or censor them in any way. But judging from their response to him, it’s obvious that they feel threatened. Why? Because the left has been the only group truly free to express their views up to now. They could count on their opposition to be suppressed or banned. Not so anymore. The fact is that those on the left don’t like being challenged. If Musk truly restores a free exchange of ideas and viewpoints, the left knows it’s doomed.

This all goes back to the fact that this far left I speak of is in the minority. They KNOW they’re in the minority. Which, in a republic such as ours, any minority can still have a voice. But they have only ever sought to drown out any and every voice of opposition to them. While claiming to wear the guise of free speech advocates, they have never truly wanted free speech for anyone but themselves. Opposition scares them. They can’t handle it. And their staunch outcries against Musk bear witness to that fact.

Let me share this post I made recently. If you follow my accounts on social media, you probably saw this. But here is just a very short list of things we learned from 2020 – aptly, I call it 2020 Hindsight. This was originally shared on my Locals account…

Now let me go at this in reverse order here, starting with number 3. This goes right along with the point I just made regarding the left freaking out over Elon Musk promising to reform Twitter and loosen up the algorithms and restore free speech. The idea of this leveling of the playing field scares the daylights out of the left. They feel threatened by it, and this is why they are even risking everyone seeing them for the frauds and cowards that they are by coming out and attacking Musk.

The left craves power, and they’re afraid of losing it. That’s why they hate and attack Trump, it’s why they cheered when he and so many others got bumped by Twitter in its previous regime, and it’s why they are shaking in their boots with panic right now. Every day, more and more truth is coming to light – as it always does – and the lies and criminality of the forces on the left are being exposed. The evil that likes the cover of darkness is cringing as that veil is lifted.

We’ve learned that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg funneled millions upon millions of dollars into the efforts to rig the 2020 election. The mainstream media won’t tell you the truth, so other independent and uncorrupted sources have to. Investigations are showing how thousands of people were paid to illegally harvest ballots in key states, and cellphone location records confirm the unusual data that points to excessive drops being made into ballot drop boxes in those areas. It was enough to hand Biden a victory where he truly lost in a landslide to Trump.

There are two investigative documentaries I hope you will watch as soon as you can. One is called “Rigged,” and it covers what I’ve just mentioned and more of the illegal activities that helped steal the 2020 presidential election. This isn’t just hearsay or conspiracy theories, there is actual proof that is begging to be brought to light. The other film is by Dinesh D’Souza, and it’s called, “2000 Mules.” It documents with video evidence and cellphone data the illegal ballot harvesting of a network of people coordinating with and being paid by the left.

Check out this trailer for 2000 Mules – https://rumble.com/embed/vr1yvo/?pub=hqzqv

Furthermore, all of this was made possible by the manufactured covid scare. The left seized this opportunity to change voting laws just prior to the election, enabling shady tactics that would have never before been allowed to take place. People were fear-mongered into staying home instead of going to the polls to vote, millions of mail-in ballots were sent out – often more than one per person and many times to people who were deceased – the leftist media claimed along with their buddies in the DNC that there was no concern about election fraud, even though there was plenty of cause for concern, and they continued to downplay or ignore all the sketchy activity on election night.

The poll watchers who were supposed to monitor ballot counting and ensure election integrity? They were sent home under the pretense of a water-main break that never happened, and not allowed to stay while piles of ballots for Biden were entered and re-entered repeatedly through the night. Those sudden spikes of Biden votes that showed up in the wee hours of the morning the next day? Did you think that was strange? No big deal, according to the left. Go home, nothing to see here. Everything is completely normal and on the level. Yeah, right.

These are the same people who NOW, threatened by the possibility of all their lies being fully exposed to the world, NOW these same people are forming a Ministry of Truth?!? Seriously? Are we supposed to trust them any more than the court-proven biased Facebook fact-checkers?

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Hold on, I’m being told that we have a breaking news story right now. And here it is – let’s put this graphic up on the screen…

Congrats to Joe on this crowning achievement!

Just a little comic relief, folks. Sometimes, we just gotta laugh. Okay, now back to it here…

Even apart from the obvious Nazi-sounding overtones, the formulation of a “Ministry of Truth” by the very people who’ve been lying to us for decades or longer should be a cause for concern. They aren’t the least bit interested in making sure only truth is shared and not misinformation. Quite the opposite, they want to keep the truth hidden and CONTINUE to promote misinformation. It’s not a Ministry of Truth, but just another Propaganda Ministry. Yeah, pretty much like Hitler had. Are the alarms going off yet?

I’m gonna say this again, folks. We are at war with evil forces that are bent on three things. The Bible says that the enemy comes to STEAL, KILL, and DESTROY. This goes far beyond the stealing of an election. These forces of evil and their pawns on the extreme left are trying to steal souls from inheriting the Kingdom of God. How? What do I mean? Just look at what’s going on in our public schools now…

The very innocence of childhood is being stolen from our children. There was the attack on the nuclear family, the demonizing of the patriarchy, kids growing up without dads in the home, and statistics show that the majority of crimes committed are done so by people who grew up without a father figure. This was exacerbated by the feminist movement which encouraged young women to avoid getting tied down to marriage, you don’t need a man taken to extremes, and then too many young men failed to step up and take on the responsibility of being there for their kids.

But now, the innocence of childhood is further damaged by the sexualization of even the youngest – all with the blessing of the public school system. Introducing prepubescent children to highly explicit concepts like sexuality, homosexuality, and gender-confusing teachings that CAUSE little boys to think they might be girls and little girls to think they might be boys. It’s insidiously evil to subject our kids to this garbage, and when parents try to intervene, they are labeled as extremists and terror threats. It’s insane.

These are just some of the ways the enemy is stealing from us today. How about how these evil forces are killing us? Let’s start with abortion. Over 350,ooo babies are murdered every year through this elective medical procedure. This should break our hearts, as well as compel us to act in defense of the unborn. Sadly, it doesn’t stop there. Murder and violent crime run rampant in our world, and the left would confiscate our guns used for protection, rendering people helpless. It is the cities with the most restrictive gun laws that have the most murders and violent crimes.

What else is killing us? How about the things that are encouraged and glamourized by the leftists of Hollywood which LEAD to all this violence? Objectifying women, emasculating men, glorifying sexual activity any way you want it, excusing all manner of bad behavior, promoting greed and love of self, as well as the outright rejection of God. All of these things lead to the defiling and destruction of the human soul. And destroying us mind, body, and soul – that’s the ultimate goal of evil.

Let me say that again, and let it sink in. The human race was made in the image of God. Destroying us mind, body, and soul is the ultimate goal of evil.

So how are we to respond? What is the proper Kingdom attitude when faced with such an attack? There is more to be considered than a simple reactionary answer. Should we fight back? Absolutely. But the way in which we wage war isn’t a simple matter of lashing out at those who lash out against us. We have to wage war in the spirit against our true enemy, while simultaneously showing mankind the love of God.

I recently responded to a tweet from Bette Midler. To be fair, what she tweeted wasn’t originally hers – I’d seen it before elsewhere. But it was this cartoon drawing that completely misrepresents Christianity. No, it doesn’t specifically name Christianity – but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out from the appearance of the guys in suits wielding their Bibles that this is how much of the world views Christians. You may have seen this, I’ll put it up here on the screen along with my reply to the tweet…

Obviously, this drawing is meant to depict Christians as people who hate gays and anyone who is a part of the LGBT community. Once again, this is an attempt to equate disagreement with hate. In this case, it portrays those with Bible-based beliefs as violent people who would just as soon beat a sinner to death as look at them. It wrongly puts Christians as the clichéic holier-than-thou judges of other people. Nope, that’s not who we are. Believing what the Bible says about sexual immorality of any kind doesn’t make us judges – it makes us witnesses of God’s Word. And none of us are going around beating people to death because we disapprove of what they’re doing, that would be what those in far left organizations like BLM and Antifa do.

See, while there are those who would seek to lie about Christianity and paint us all as a bunch of intolerant haters, there are also some who honestly don’t know any better than to believe the lies. We have to faithfully and properly represent Christ to the world. Where the enemy offers lies, we must offer truth. Where the enemy offers confusion and hatred, we must offer clarity and love. When the truth shines from us, that light defeats the darkness, exposes the lies, clarifies the misunderstandings, and helps people see that the very ones pointing a finger at us and screaming “intolerant haters” are themselves guilty of that which they are accusing us.

Romans 12:17-19

17 Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. 19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

Believe me, I had to check my attitude before responding to Bette Midler’s tweet. What’s the saying? Check yourself before you wreck yourself! Yeah, if I had responded to her in the flesh, I could have maybe told her how stupid her tweet was or attacked her on a personal level as she seemed to be attacking Christian beliefs. But that wouldn’t have accomplished anything positive for the Kingdom, would it? No. This passage in Romans 12 is more than just a reminder of how to respond, but also a warning to avoid being reactionary. And in the end, when God’s judgment falls, He will be the One to rightly repay those who choose to dwell in mockery and injustice towards His people.

Having said that, it doesn’t follow that we sit idly by and do nothing in the face of evil either. When our faith is misrepresented, I think we are well within our mandate to set the record straight and defend Christianity with truth and love. But just because we ought to try to live peaceably with mankind, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give the devil hell at every opportunity. So we battle against our enemy on two fronts: In the physical with truth and love toward others, and in the spiritual with prayer and holy warfare.

This is how we fight our battles, and this is how – through God – we win the war. I’m just saying.

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What is Divine Orchestration?

Episode 65

If God is big enough to speak into existence everything that is, then He’s plenty big to turn even your darkest circumstance into something that benefits you.
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Welcome to The Kingdom Hero Show, where CHRIST is KING and the TRUTH matters! Our mission: To advance the Kingdom of God through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness.

I had some great discussions with a few folks regarding the last show topic where we talked about the Mandela Effect and other things. A couple of people mentioned some odd experiences that they’d had, near-death stuff, times when God had to have intervened. And that lead me to the subject of this episode – I want to talk about divine orchestration. Not just when God intervenes, but when He arranges certain events in our lives in order to help guide us along the path He has for us. We’ve mentioned it a few times before, but I’d like to go a little more in depth.

But first… If you have not yet subscribed to my Rumble channel – and you know who you are – what are you waiting for? Go ahead and do it now, it costs nothing at all. You will find links to that, as well as all our social media outlets, on our official website – KingdomHero.net, that’s KingdomHero.net. Yes, free speech is still alive and well on our preferred platforms – Locals, Parler, GETTR, Gab, MeWe – again, all those links are easy to find at KingdomHero.net. So check it out.

Okay, I know the last show may have seemed a bit different to you guys. I spoke about some weird stuff – multiverse theory, alternate realities, ghosts and aliens. In the end though, we concluded that there are simply some things we can’t yet fully explain. Those things don’t have to be viewed as challenges to our faith, but rather further reason to seek out the truth of God’s creation.

See I believe that if we choose to ignore these strange phenomena, satan will use them to trick people into thinking the existence of these things somehow disproves the Bible. We have to earnestly search for the truth so that we can effectively defend Christianity and show how none of those things cancel the Word of God. Honest search for truth is what real science is, and it always leads us to discoveries of God’s design.

Now as we move on from God’s creation to His intervention and so on, we come to His orchestration. What do I mean by divine orchestration? It’s really just an expansion of the concept of God as Creator and Designer. He organizes and arranges things to happen in a way that helps to bring about His plans. Think of Him as the Conductor, and all of His creation as the orchestra. He directs every aspect of creation – along with each of us – to cause each part of His great masterpiece to occur in harmony with one another…as a symphony.

Does this mean that nothing we do matters? Is God making people do what He wants? Are we just puppets being manipulated by a master puppeteer? No, not at all. God isn’t some maniacal force imposing His will on us. He created mankind in His very image and gave us free will. We are special to Him, and He wants us to freely choose the path He has for us. Divine orchestration is what happens in order for us to have that opportunity in the first place.

What are some examples of this? Let’s start with creation itself. One of the strongest arguments for Intelligent Design is evidenced in what we have learned about our own little corner of the universe. This planet we live on was given just the right circumstances to support life as we know it. We have just the right combination of oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, carbon, and other elements to sustain plant, animal, and human life. The earth is tilted on its axis at just the right degree to provide the seasonal weather conditions to help sustain us. And we’re just the right distance from the sun, too. A little further, we’d freeze to death – a little closer, and we’d burn up.

How do you suppose it happened that all these conditions and more are spot on perfect for us to survive? It’s not likely that it happened at random or out of pure luck. No, this was all by design. God orchestrated things to happen in this way. And we read about it in the book of Genesis. This is an example of divine orchestration on a grand scale. But there are plenty of other instances – times when God arranged the very events of our lives for a purpose.

In the Biblical account of Joseph and his brothers, we find that Joseph was favored often and his brothers began to despise him. They hated him so much that they discussed the idea of killing him. But instead decided to make him disappear. They sold him into slavery and made their father believe he was killed by a wild animal. Because of this, Joseph wound up in the house of a Pharoah. After spending time imprisoned, garnering favor with the guards by interpreting their dreams, we read how God orchestrated the circumstances so that Joseph was released, soon becoming favored and even respected by the Pharoah.

During his service to Pharoah, Joseph had opportunity to interpret dreams for him, as well. He forewarned him of a coming famine and the need to store up food and grain in preparation for it. The next time he saw his brothers was when they traveled to Egypt to get needed supplies due to the famine in the land. In Genesis 45, we see where Joseph spoke with kindness and forgiveness toward them, explaining how things had happened for a divine purpose…

5 And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For the famine has been in the land these two years, and there are yet five years in which there will be neither plowing nor harvest. 7 And God sent me before you to preserve for you a remnant on earth, and to keep alive for you many survivors. 8 So it was not you who sent me here, but God. He has made me a father to Pharaoh, and lord of all his house and ruler over all the land of Egypt.

This true story of Joseph is a great example of God’s amazing and incredible ability to divinely orchestrate even the worst of circumstances to ultimately bring about favor for His people. Sometimes we complain when troubles come that we feel we don’t deserve. Joseph didn’t deserve to be enslaved and imprisoned. His brothers acted in anger toward him because they were jealous. But God took the situation in hand and caused great benefit to come from it, even benefit for those family members who had betrayed Joseph. God’s purposes will always see fruition.

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As I have gotten older, I’ve often looked back over the course of my life and couldn’t help but see the hand of God in it. How one thing led me to another thing, then another and another. I believe the events of my life have unfolded in a specific way – in a specific pattern – and it’s been Him leading me every step of the way. Yes, I’ve made mistakes. I’ve strayed. I have gotten myself into more than a few bad situations over the years. But this great God I serve has faithfully been there to guide me back onto the right path.

As one of my many favorite scriptures says, in Romans 8:28…

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Another way that He orchestrates things for our good is by giving us gifts or talents and then designing us to have certain inclinations or desires to work in those areas where He has gifted us. Sometimes we may not even realize the gifts we have until we are led to use them. One of the talents God gave me was the ability to play the drums, but there was a time when I wasn’t aware of it. It wasn’t until an occasion arose where our church needed a drummer that I discovered I could play. Now, I’m no drum master, but from the first time I tried I recognized that God had given me a skill to keep time and contribute to worship team. With years of practice, I developed that skill – and loved it!

See there’s a Bible passage that has been misunderstood by many people for a long time. You’ll recognize it right away. It’s found in Psalm 37:4…

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Too often, folks have used this verse to make God out to be some kind of genie or wish granter. What part of this sentence grabs your attention? Yeah, that last part where He gives you the desires of your heart! Even those who recognize the qualifying clause at the beginning of the sentence often misinterpret the passage. So if we just delight in God, He will give us anything we want! Sorry to break it to you, but that’s NOT what it’s saying at all.

Rather than just giving us things we want, which would often do us more harm than good, God has something far greater in mind. For me, whether it’s playing drums or singing or working in audio visual or writing blogs or making these podcasts – God gave me the desire to pursue those things, he gave me talent in those areas, and it’s all stuff that I can do for Him and His Kingdom. THAT is what it means to be given the desires of your heart. And we will find that our lives are most fulfilled when we are pursuing the desires He has given us. That’s how we are designed, and that too is part of His divine orchestration.

Of course, with all the craziness going on in our world today, it can be a challenge to see the hand of God in it sometimes. Let’s remember that God is the author good, not evil. Evil is what happens when His creation rejects Him and His ways. The existence of sin and evil forces are why bad things happen in this world. Well why doesn’t God intervene and keep bad things from happening? The truth is that sometimes He does. In fact, I think He does more often than we realize. But other times, He uses the bad things to accomplish something far greater. He sees that big picture that often eludes us.

You might say, what about all the wars and disasters and diseases and crimes? How can any of that be worked out for anyone’s good? And honestly, there is no answer I could give you that would satisfy – apart from a unique perspective that only God has. So if you truly seek an answer to that question, you must seek out a Godly perspective. Pray intently for Him to show you His greater plan, that you would receive a gift of vision into the spiritual realm and with it a greater understanding of how He moves and works in our lives.

However, you also need to realize that possessing this kind of knowledge might not be in His plan for you. In which case, pray for God to grant you a peace of mind in knowing that He is indeed working as His word says. Ask Him to increase your faith and help you to simply trust in Him as you ought. The fact is, we may never understand within the confines of this life why certain things happen the way they do. But God is not limited as we are.

Put yourself in Joseph’s place – sold into slavery, wrongfully thrown in prison. You have no idea all the ways God is working to bring about your deliverance. But as you trust in Him, He restores you to your rightful place. Furthermore, He gives you power and influence to bring good to others. That’s what happened to Joseph. Trust God.

How about this? Put yourself in the place of Job. He was a good man, a Godly man. Yet he lost everything. His family, his livestock, his wealth, and even his health. He didn’t “deserve” all the trials he went through. None of it happened due to Job sinning. But even through the worst of it, Job held to his faith. When it was all he had left, he held on and trusted God. “Though You slay me, I will worship You!” That’s more than most of us can fathom. And in the end, God restored Job with even more than he previously had. How many of us – let’s be honest – how many of us could have that kind of faith and trust in God?

If we truly believe that He is our Creator, that He is our heavenly Father who loves us, then we have to seek to mature in our faith to the point that – whatever happens – we will not lose heart, we will not submit to fear, and we will stand firm in our belief that – regardless of our circumstances – He is God of all creation, the author and finisher of our faith, and the divine orchestrator of all things. Even the most catastrophic event isn’t beyond His ability to weave into the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose! If He can orchestrate the creation of everything out of nothing, He is more than capable of orchestrating the events of our lives for our ultimate good.

And let me say this. The humiliation and brutal crucifixion of Jesus wasn’t bigger than God – in fact, it was part of the plan. The persecution of the church wasn’t bigger than God – nor is it over. That’s okay. World Wars weren’t bigger than God. 9/11 wasn’t bigger than God. CoViD-19 wasn’t bigger than God. Corporate greed and government corruption isn’t bigger than God, either. My friends, our God is HUGE! Trust Him. And watch as His divine orchestration continues to make a way where there seems to be no way. I’m. Just. Saying.

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