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.

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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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Questioning the Unknowns of Our Reality

Episode 64

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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.

The Mandela Effect, the paranormal, aliens & UFOs… Is any of it real? Might these things be explainable parts of God’s creation? How do we view them in light of our Christian faith? Should we even ask these questions? This is the topic of today’s episode, and we’ll dive into it shortly.

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We know the creation story from Genesis 1, how God created the heavens and the earth, animals, and mankind. And we read in John 1:1-3…

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

But how do we account for the unknowns of creation? How can we make sense of the things we can’t seem to adequately explain? Do we just shrug them off and pretend they don’t exist? As believers in God, do we dare question the confounding issues of our own reality? Is that heretical?

First, I want to discuss what’s known as “The Mandela Effect.” In short, it’s when large masses of people remember with certainty events of the past differently than how they supposedly happened. It’s named after one of the first and most famous instances of the phenomenon, Nelson Mandela – or more specifically, when he died. See, not everyone remembers it the way our history books say it happened.

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Reality 1 – Nelson Mandela died in prison.

Reality 2 – He was released from prison and became president of his country, dying many years later.

Like a great number of people, I personally recall hearing about him dying while in prison. I remember it being a big deal because he was such a polarizing figure. There was a huge funeral for him which was even televised. Only problem, that apparently didn’t happen at all.

Indeed, I also recall many years later hearing about his release from prison. When I heard that news, I was confused because I was sure he had died. He later became president of his country. Upon hearing this, I was still baffled by the contradiction in my memory. Years after when he finally passed away, I continued to wonder why I still remembered him dying while in prison. How is this possible?

WHAT IF BOTH ARE TRUE?

Events being simply “misremembered” by large masses of people – in my opinion – is highly unlikely. So that would mean the true explanation must be something else.

Which is more likely? That there are many alternate realities, or that there is ONE reality which is constantly changing?

If the former, then people like me who clearly recall Reality 1 now exist in Reality 2 – meaning that we were somehow transferred from one reality to the other. But how and why did it happen?

If the latter, then somewhere along the way Reality 1 became Reality 2. But somehow, not everyone is aware of the change. So why would some people remember the first reality while others don’t?

Or is there a third scenario, in which the reality we perceive is actually a simulation that can be programmed and altered at will? If so, perhaps only some of us are aware of changes to the simulation because of how our own programs are integrated into it. A-ha! But then, would it ever be possible for us to exist outside the simulation? And also, would that make the programmer or author of the simulation…GOD?

THAT’S RIDICULOUS! IS IT?

These are all very compelling questions, and quite difficult to answer. We can only speculate. But for those of us who hold to our belief in God, Jesus, and the Christian faith, these ideas may seem so heretical that we would dismiss them outright. I don’t think simply dismissing it is the way to go.

Questions are just that – questions. They aren’t evil, and they don’t have to be direct challenges to our faith either. Ultimately, the explanation that answers all our questions could very well turn out to be within the broader scope of God’s plan which is still beyond our understanding. But human beings are curious by nature, and we like to figure out how things work.

There are countless examples of the Mandela Effect. Tons of videos have been made and articles written about it. One of my favorite examples of the phenomenon is the movie starring the actor and comedian Sinbad as a genie called “Shazam!” No, I’m not referring to the more recent movie by that name based on the DC comic book character. And I’m not talking about the movie with Shaquille O’Neal playing a genie called “Kazaam!” This was before all that. It was Sinbad as “Shazam.” Apparently, such a movie was never made. Sinbad himself denies it, and you won’t find any copies of the movie anywhere. But like so many others, I remember seeing it advertised on TV. Other people claim they used to own a copy of the film, but now it seems to be lost.

And then, there are more recent experiences I’ve had that made me question reality. Just a few years ago while working as a transportation specialist in the metro Atlanta area, I noticed something very peculiar. I drove past an elementary school that was named after President Obama, and it caught my attention because he was still in office – this was during the latter part of his 2nd term. But this wasn’t the strange part…

A few weeks later, I drove past the same area where I remembered seeing the school, but it wasn’t there. It was an undeveloped plot of land full of trees. I was sure that was where I’d seen the school, so I was really quite confused. Within a day or so, I spotted Barack H. Obama Elementary (a magnate school) just a few miles from where I had originally seen it. Could I have been mistaken? Perhaps, but I was so certain. Like, positive. And besides, even the lettering of the school signage seemed to have changed. The 1st time I saw it, it was a brick sign with the school’s name on it in small font. But later, it was a series of large letters along the embankment next to the road that spelled out the name.

That’s just another of many examples I can give you. I still recall driving as a teenager, along with my cousin Tim, at a specific intersection where I pulled out in front of oncoming traffic by mistake – knowing with absolute certainty that we were about to get hit and possibly die. But somehow, in the blink of an eye, the vehicle that should have collided with us was on the other side headed away from us – as if it had passed through us or something! I remember Tim and I looking at each other for a moment in wonder as to what had just happened. Did God intervene somehow? Did reality change? Did we shift into a slightly different reality at the moment of collision? I honestly don’t know.

So look, I’m not trying to talk crazy conspiracy stuff or anything. I’m telling you about things that I have actually experienced. I have no idea how it’s possible, but I know that it happened because it happened to me. Maybe you have experienced something similar. So as Christians, what are we supposed to do with that?

A recent post by Prager U suggested that the possibility of a multiverse would actually be further reason to believe in Intelligent Design. It would mean that there is an even larger scope of creation than we originally thought, possessing an order and structure that most definitely suggests a Creator. After all, an infinitely intricate design requires an infinitely intelligent Designer, right? That could only be God.

What’s your perspective on this? I’d love to get your thoughts on the subject of The Mandela Effect. Is it possible that God created a multiverse? Or do you think He alters our reality as needed? Or could God be the master programmer of a simulated reality in which we all exist? Or…might the answer be something else that we’ve just never thought of yet?

WHAT ABOUT GHOSTS OR SPIRITS?

We could apply similar thinking to the paranormal. People who claim to have seen ghosts or some type of apparition – are they all just crazy? Do you think they are making it all up? I suggest you read the Biblical account in 1 Samuel 28:3-20 very closely. It tells how Saul sought out the council of the deceased Samuel through a séance ritual with a witch (or medium). Some say you can’t really speak with a dead friend or relative in a séance, that you instead may end up conversing with a demon pretending to be the person you’re seeking. While that probably has some truth to it, this passage in 1st Samuel would seem to indicate that the spirit Saul spoke with was indeed that of Samuel. In any case, the Bible does clearly tell us that we should not seek out communication with the dead. So while it may be possible, it’s likely a very bad idea and we shouldn’t try. But the point is that there is indeed more to God’s creation than what we are accustomed to seeing every day.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

And then there’s the topic of aliens & UFOs. There are a lot of obviously fake stories, and plenty of others that are suspect. But there are also more than a few very compelling accounts that would suggest the existence of something that’s hard to just explain away. Did God create other intelligent life forms on distant planets or in alternate realms? Are the beings that many have claimed were aliens in actuality demons pretending to be extra terrestrials in order to deceive the human race? There are a lot of theories regarding these ETs, as well as the strange aircrafts spotted in the skies all over the world. But how does that fit into our understanding of God’s creation?

Perhaps we will discover the answers to some of these questions through scientific studies. But then, some people would argue that science and religion are at odds with one another. They think that science can’t coexist with the Christian faith. Not true. Real science is a search for truth. Nothing is more true than the Word of God, and honest seeking will only lead to discoveries that perfectly align with the nature of God’s creation. Not necessarily our own understanding of God’s creation, but with the actual nature of God’s creation. Another recent post by Prager U states this:

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Truth matters. And the truth is that real honest science leads us straight to discoveries of God’s design. It is those with the goal of eliminating God from the picture who claim otherwise. And we have only discovered a mere fraction of what God has created. Who knows what fascinating things are out there waiting to be realized?

We haven’t even gotten into other oddities like the Loch Ness monster, Chupacabra, moth man, Bigfoot, paradoxical annihilation, time travel, and a whole litany of others. Suffice to say, real or made up, there’s some kind of explanation for them all – whether we have figured it out yet or not. And I’m not going to get into all of them right now. There’s not much point.

Know this: None of these unknowns are cause for fear. Hollywood may have monopolized on the terror aspect of things like alternate realities, simulated realities, ghosts, aliens, and even demons. But the truth for Christians is that none of these things should scare us. God created EVERYTHING. If that happens to include a lot of seemingly strange concepts or beings beyond our current ability to understand, so what? It doesn’t make the Gospel less true. We have a Creator who loves us, a Savior who died and rose again for us…the supernatural is God’s domain, and His Word doesn’t change.

In Romans 8:38-39, Paul says…

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This is a powerful passage! I LOVE IT! Over the course of my life I have had a lot of experiences that were beyond the day-to-day norm. There were times when I sensed the presence of evil, times when I saw things I couldn’t readily explain, and yes several of those occasions when I’ve experienced the Mandela Effect. But of all the things I’ve witnessed, sensed, or otherwise encountered, nothing has made me doubt my experience with God and His Holy Presence. And nothing can ever separate me from His amazing love!

We have to accept that there are a great many things that we simply cannot currently comprehend. This isn’t reason to abandon our faith, but reason to embrace it all the more. The answers we seek may be revealed to us at some point, but only when God sees fit. Personally, I believe that all things will be made known – eventually. Whether it’s alternate realities, one reality that keeps changing, some type of simulated reality, or something that we haven’t even imagined yet, I believe God is in control of it and it’s all designed to suit His purposes. So no matter what, we’re in good hands. Seek truth. I’m just sayin’.

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Keeping a Kingdom Outlook in a Sin-Wrecked World

Episode 63

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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.

How do we maintain a Kingdom Outlook when the world around us seems to be in constant turmoil? Evil forces run rampant in our society, they poison the minds of our youth, and sinfulness is widely accepted as excusable or even normal behavior. Is it still possible to look at these things and keep a hopeful mindset for the future as followers of Christ? Of course it is, and today we’ll talk about the keys to keeping a Kingdom Outlook in a sin-wrecked world.

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Gonna be kind of a super short episode today, as I’m in the process of preparing to relocate from Georgia back to my home state of Tennessee. It’s a really big move, and there’s plenty keeping me busy lately. But I just have some basic truth I want to share with you regarding our efforts to stay Kingdom minded.

In recent episodes, I have spoken at length about many of the awful things we’ve seen happening in our society and in our world. Lately, it seems that things are continuing to get worse in many respects. From the brainwashing of our kids in public schools and colleges, to the acceptance of terrible acts like abortion, sexual anarchy, the increase of gender confusion, transgenderism paving the way to transhumanism, corruption in the highest levels of government, the ongoing fear campaign of covid, multiple attacks on freedom, the rise of tyranny, wars and rumors of wars – and on and on it goes.

With all the darkness around us, it becomes all the more necessary for us to remember our duty as Christians to be sources of light to others. There are people who are genuinely terrified because of the things they perceive to be catastrophic and earth-shattering events. They see the newscasts, they hear scary things happening, and they become so afraid of living their own lives that they lose hope for tomorrow.

This is where we are supposed to bring them hope and encouragement, adding salt and light to their existence. We have to exude Kingdom confidence and joy in the midst of despair, maintaining a hopeful attitude and genuine positivity about the future. Sure, that sounds great. But how can we achieve this Kingdom Outlook and then share it with others? In order to be equipped for the task at hand, we have to be in tune with the Father’s will and the moving of the Holy Spirit. So there are certain crucial keys we need to grasp…

1. We have to be in prayer on a daily basis.

This should be a no-brainer for us as Christians, but we often need to be reminded how important regular communication with our Creator is. Talk to Him about what’s going on in the world and ask for His help in conveying truth and hope to those around you. Pray specifically for certain issues, like people who are depressed or those who are being needlessly terrorized by the reports of gloom and doom. Ask of Him whatever is on your heart, and then wait patiently in silence for Him to respond. He may drop a simple idea into your mind or even give you a download of heavenly knowledge. Just be sincere in seeking after His will and don’t give up on it. Again, do it persistently and consistently every day.

2. We must consult with the Word of God daily.

Another thing that should be automatic but too often isn’t, we absolutely need a regular consumption of scriptures. The more you pour the Bible into your being, the more fruit it can bring forth. You might ask, “How can I know the right way to apply biblical truth to the events unfolding around me?” And that’s a truly fantastic question! The great news is the answer isn’t really that complicated. You don’t have to try so hard to make scriptures fit a current situation. When combined with daily prayer, regular intake of the Bible takes on a life of its own. That’s when the Holy Spirit illuminates great truths and reveals their application for you. This happens because you were earnestly seeking.

3. We should be excited to share the “Good News.”

Let’s be honest. If our relationship with Jesus is just a casual one, then it’s probably lacking excitement. This is why we must make sure to do the aforementioned daily stuff. And when we do, our relationship with Him can truly flourish. That leads to a deeper understanding of God’s goodness. And from that comes the excitement of knowing His love and grace. This sense of enthusiasm should be apparent to others when we are sharing with them the awesome news that this Kingdom is for everybody!

Let’s look at an example of a current event that could be cause for worry and concern, and then look at how a passage of scripture can offer us hope and encouragement in the midst of trouble. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is an obvious and present concern for many of us. It’s causing death and anguish for those in Ukraine and is likely a source of worry and anxiety for many of those in Russia, as well. We look at this situation, along with other ways certain decisions by our government has recently made the US appear weak, and it can lead us to consider the possibilities becoming more likely that we could be involved in a similar conflict before long.

While it’s easy to get caught up in worrisome thoughts about these awful things happening right now, as Christians we must remember the promises of God and be prepared to comfort others with that knowledge. So let’s consider something that Job said during his horrible and painful trials. In Job 12, verses 23-25, he says this about God…

23 He makes nations great, and he destroys them; he enlarges nations, and leads them away.
24 He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth and makes them wander in a trackless waste.
25 They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them stagger like a drunken man.

What this passage tells us is that – for one thing – nation rising against nation is something that’s been going on for a very long time. And it also tells us that, ultimately, God sees it all and has the power to influence nations’ leaders in a way that will bring aggressors to ruin. What we need to do is have faith, pray, and trust in God to work everything out according to His will and purpose.

Our job is to be standard bearers, demonstrating the confidence and faith in our Lord that then shines for all to see. If we are praying daily, and consuming the Word of God every day, then opportunities to minister to others will present themselves. When that happens, we should excitedly and enthusiastically share our faith with them. Encourage and bring comfort to them with the knowledge that God loves them and wants to share the wonders of His Kingdom with them.

The Bible is a great source of reassurance when you realize that it has foretold many of the events we see happening and still offers hope for those who believe in Christ. We don’t have to worry about what tomorrow will bring when we are continually in contact with the One who holds tomorrow. God is never caught off guard or by surprise. He exists outside of time, seeing every event from beginning to end. Once you grasp that concept, you lose all worry and doubt about the future. He’s got this all well in hand.

Coming to an understanding of these things is just part of being Kingdom Minded. You can’t help but have a positive outlook when you know that God is in control. While He may allow certain things to happen that may seem bad at the time, He still knows what He’s doing. No one is better at weaving every event, every war, every tragedy, every big and small thing into a perfect plan for the ultimate good. Divine orchestration is an amazing thing to behold, and God’s purposes always see fruition.

So again… PRAY DAILY, READ THE BIBLE DAILY, and GET EXCITED ABOUT SHARING JESUS! The insanity happening in our world doesn’t define us, but the closeness of our relationship to God does. That insanity going on that makes people anxious and fearful, THAT gives us great opportunity to be sources of hope and encouragement to them. And we have to be ready to minister to them as salt and light. Are you prepared? We have the tools. We have the instruction manual. This is what God made us for. I’m just sayin’.

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Truth, Be Told – Why Christians Must Fight for Free Speech

Episode 62

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Welcome to the show, everyone. Thanks for being here. I encourage you to follow any or all of my preferred social media accounts. You can find me on Rumble, Parler, GETTR, Gab, and MeWe – where free speech is actually still a thing. I recently started an account on Locals.com as well. Links to all our social media outlets are available at KingdomHero.net, that’s KingdomHero.net. For now, I’m still on Facebook and Twitter, but who knows how long that will last.

I will mention this. I have ceased posting any new content to YouTube as part of an effort to separate myself from Google – which is a monumental endeavor. They’re embedded in everything from Gmail to search engines to whatever, so that’s gonna take a while. However, you may have noticed the podcast is back on Rumble in video format. I felt this was important considering the pressures Spotify has been under to censor certain types of podcasts lately. In case we ever lose that outlet, we have a back up – which is always a good idea.

Ironically, free speech is the main topic of this episode, but we’ll get to that after reminding you of our mission statement: To advance the Kingdom of God through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness. And our ability to spread the good news of Jesus is exactly why Christians should stand up and fight for free speech.

There is a reason why freedom of speech is protected by the 1st Amendment to our Constitution. That particular right is central and crucial to our liberty as a whole. Without it, all other freedoms are crushed beneath the weight of tyranny. If you aren’t free to voice your opinions, beliefs, and your disagreement with government, then you aren’t free at all. Worse still, without free speech, our Great Commission quickly becomes an impossible task. Which is why I believe all the censorship and canceling we’re seeing today is an attack of hell. And as Christians, WE CANNOT BE SILENT. The truth must be told, regardless of consequence.

Just two years ago, we saw the hyped up covid pandemic used as a tool to close church doors, while places like bars and strip-clubs remained open. That alone was a big indicator that hell was behind it. Public gatherings were widely discouraged – if not outright prohibited – but somehow BLM riots were exempted. We were told to avoid even holiday gatherings with family. Isolating ourselves for the “greater good” ended up causing a spike in depression and suicide. [clip: “the greater good”] And the muzzling of the the human spirit began with a seemingly innocuous little thing called a mask.

Indeed, masking up became a duty. Do your part to stop the spread, they said. And even though there is still practically zero evidence that masks have made any impact at all on the catching or transmission of covid, many people continue to look down on you if you don’t wear one. But it’s not simply a face covering, and it’s not about public health. It’s a means of dehumanizing the masses and removing their voices. It’s nothing short of psychological warfare.

Why do you think many Arab nations make the women cover their faces? It’s not just a religious thing or a cultural thing. Notice that they also don’t allow those women to have a voice or a say in society. It’s about subjugation. It’s about one group who wants to be in charge forcing another group to submit to their authority. And if the elite left can get us to cozy up to the idea of masking, it’s a step closer for them to rule over us.

This is why they’ve continued to be so adamant about masking our children. These young, impressionable kids are the next generation of people. If the evil forces at work today have their way, these kids will be stunted emotionally and spiritually. We’ve already seen it happening. A child in a mask feels less freedom to speak and ask questions, so educational and basic human needs won’t be met. Emotional needs aren’t met when you can’t see a child’s smile or frown. Spiritual and personal development will also suffer. And such children will never realize the liberty that was lost.

We have to speak out now, and never lose our voice. Children aren’t at risk for covid, anyway. None of the public health arguments for masking kids make any sense. How is it that California students were still being forced to wear masks this past Valentines Day when all those adult celebrities who promoted the idea of masking were enjoying their night at the super bowl completely maskless the night before?

The insanity has to end, folks. But it won’t if we allow them to silence us. The Bible says “you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” But the truth has to be TOLD. And if what they’re telling us is only serving to enslave us, well…it’s a good bet that the stuff they’re telling us isn’t the truth.

Understand that the hype around covid is a big money-maker for certain powerful people who are pushing it. They downplayed the effectiveness of cheaper treatments like hydroxy chloroquine, zinc, azithromycin, vitamin D, ivermectin, and others – while also never talking about the advantage of developing natural immunity, which costs nothing. Why? So they could push the vaccine (that isn’t even a real vaccine).

Now, I can hear some people saying, but Stace, they’re giving people the vaccine for free. Are they? Come on, you know there’s no such thing as free when it’s from the government. Do you think a bunch of scientists and virologists and immunologists just decided to get together and produce a bunch of vaccines without getting paid? No, they were funded by government grants. Where do you think the government gets money? Only two places: 1) from us, the taxpayers, and 2) from printing money.

Now on the one hand, if our tax dollars paid for the production of these so-vaccines, that means WE PAID FOR IT. And on the other hand, if it was funded by part of the 5 trillion dollars the government just printed up, well guess what? Pouring a bunch of money into the economy like that means more money chasing less product – because production didn’t increase, just the amount of money. We know government doesn’t produce anything except maybe chaos. So, more dollars chasing less product equals inflation as the value of our money decreases – effecting all of us, meaning once again, WE PAID FOR IT.

So who gets rich off of this? Those in control of a product (the vaccines) which they are trying to make mandatory for everyone. And eventually, if they succeed in making an annual covid shot a requirement – which you’d better believe they want to do – then you’ll end up paying for it big time. If only there was some way of getting the truth out to people so we don’t go down this awful road. Wait, there is! That involves people who know the truth TELLING the truth. And THAT is precisely what the powers-that-be are afraid of.

Hence the censoring, the canceling, the curtailing of free speech in a desperate effort to silence the truth and maintain their powerful stranglehold and rake in more money. Don’t believe me? Why is it that practically every single program on CNN is sponsored by Pfizer? Isn’t it a conflict of interest for a vaccine maker to pay a supposed news corporation to advertise on their network? How about Tony Fauci? Mr. Science, himself. Isn’t it unethical for him to make money off of gain-of-function research that ends up causing a global pandemic?

I could go on, but I want to move on with the show. Believe me, folks, this thing is all about power and money. And that’s how it’s been since biblical times with people who sought to control others through fear or any means necessary. They did that in Bible times? Really? Uh, yeah! And we’ll jump into that next…

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There’s an old saying: “There’s nothing new under the sun.” This is true. And another saying is true, too: “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Money and power have been corrupting human beings for millennia. Let’s look into one such instance found in Acts 16.

16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

Now you might be asking, Stace, what’s any of this got to do with money and power corrupting people? Hang on, we’re getting to that. And as we read on, it’s gonna start to sound a lot like some stuff we see going on today.

19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”

You see, the possessed girl was kinda like this pandemic. And Paul and Silas had the cure. But her owners, who are like the powerful elite of today, couldn’t make anymore money off of her once she was cured – or in this case, delivered. So what did they do? They brought charges against Paul and Silas, who were only guilty of doing right and sharing truth. Sound familiar?

America’s Frontline Doctors in 2020

Those of us today who are exposing the truth about this money-making and power-grabbing scheme of covid are being attacked because of it. They want desperately to silence anyone who speaks out in hope against their dire narrative. Remember the group of physicians, America’s Frontline Doctors, who came out early on in the pandemic and said, “You don’t have to be afraid, and you don’t have to die”? They were quickly attacked, censored, and their videos were banned. This is how the enemy works, folks.

It’s the same with the gospel message. There are those of us who proclaim it, and there are those agents of evil in the world who do everything they can to shut us up and keep our message of hope from the ears of those who need to hear it. But the truth of Christ cannot be silenced. Paul and Silas were thrown in jail for preaching it, but the power of God set them free. And – read it for yourself in the next several verses of Acts 16 – in the process of setting them free, their jailor found salvation that same night. That’s how God works.

Make no mistake, though. This isn’t just about covid and the lies told to keep us in fear over that. It’s not just about the mask lies, though masking is indeed a psychological method of silencing people’s free speech. It’s about everything that the evil forces and their pawns on the left are doing to take power away from the people and indoctrinate new generations of dependent, voiceless, and enslaved drones. It’s great to see the people rising up to fight for their freedoms, and I wanna share this clip with you of one such dad who is fed up with the CRT garbage being taught to his kids.

This man is speaking to a school board in North Carolina, and he is like so many other parents who are simply tired of being told that they have no say in what their children are taught in public schools. He calls CRT “a big fat lie,” which it definitely is, and he also stands firmly against transgendered boys playing in girls’ sports. Parents are determined to take this power back, and if this guy here is any indication, they will. Check it out…

Believe me when I tell you, that man there is right on target. He is NOT wrong. But while he is indicative of many other parents as well as the human spirit that yearns for freedom, he is also indicative of the very type of person and persons in the crosshairs of the leftist elite. They want him and everyone like him – you, me, every one of us – muzzled. They want us quiet. And they will keep trying to take away our free speech until we stand up to them and make it clear that WE WILL NOT BE SILENT.

Meanwhile, full blown tyranny has been launched in Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has all but anointed himself supreme ruler [angelic choir sound effect], and it is only making freedom-loving Canadians more emboldened to stand against him. We’ll talk about that right after this…

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People all over the world are revolting against the vaccine mandates. They’ve realized the shots don’t stop covid and that making them mandatory is just an attack on their own bodily sovereignty. The trucker convoy in Canada, known as “the Freedom Convoy,” has inspired similar protests around the globe. But despite the fact that these are indeed peaceful protests, they have been painted in a very different light.

I really hope you’ll pay close attention to how the leftist media has portrayed the various protests and riots we’ve seen over the last few years. It’s truly astounding how OBVIOUSLY biased they are. Here’s an example for ya. Remember this one? This was a BLM riot they kept saying was mostly peaceful, while buildings and cars were set on fire. But listen to how these leftist news reporters make excuses for the mayhem and destruction…

Did you hear that? People get mad – like that’s an understandable reason to set fires and destroy property. Disgusting. They’re actually excusing this atrocious behavior. Now, compare and contrast that coverage to how they’re covering the genuinely peaceful protest of the freedom convoy. These truckers are there, many of them with their families, and getting lots of support from the locals who are bringing them food and water and fuel, but let’s hear what the lamestream media has to say about it…

Can you believe this stuff? They try to say this freedom convoy – which is just people standing up for freedom – they’re saying it’s sedition, and an insurrection brought on by madness. Wanting bodily autonomy is madness now. They say it’s a global manifestation of Trumpism. Seriously, they call it Trumpism. People who want to take back their freedom is somehow a bad thing AND it’s Trump’s fault. Insane.

But then it gets worse, and they start lying and calling it violent when it’s not. They make the ridiculous claim that these truckers are taking food out of hungry homeless people’s mouths – what, where did that even come from? One idiot brought in a flag with a swastika, and he was probably a plant, then they label the whole bunch as a cult? These are just awful and terrible people and a threat to democracy! It’s absolutely nuts how they’re depicting evil as good and good as evil.

Look at this side-by-side comparison. Here’s a shot from a BLM riot on the left and one from the trucker protest on the right. You tell me which one is bad?

BLM riot
Trucker protest

On the left, you have the infamous “fiery but mostly peaceful protest” that took place in Kenosha. Oh, that wasn’t a riot, no, it was just some people who were angry and fed up, as Joy Reid put it. But then, feast your eyes on those crazy truckers on the right up in Ottawa with their Canadian flags and the guy there holding his dog – yeah, they look like a dangerous bunch, right? According to the leftist media who hates you and hates freedom, yeah.

I have to apologize to you listening to the audio podcast – you can’t see this stuff, and I assure you that it’s worth seeing. Go watch this episode on my Rumble channel. You’ll find the link on the website, KingdomHero.net, that’s KingdomHero.net. And when you get to the Rumble channel, please subscribe so you don’t miss a thing.

Anyway, if this doesn’t illustrate to you just how important it is to maintain our free speech and combat all these lies with the truth, I don’t know what will. And of course Trudeau has seized this as an opportunity to implement emergency powers and effectively take over as Canada’s very own tyrant.

This is what power-hungry people do – they lie, cheat, steal, and do whatever is necessary to seize control. He lies about the truckers being violent and dangerous when they’re not, he cheats the freedom-loving people of Canada out of their rights by using a very broad definition of “national emergency” in order to declare himself defacto ruler, and he even had the money sent to support the truckers through crowd-funding stolen claiming it was like people funding terrorists.

Terrorists, that’s what his highness Trudeau calls these peaceful truckers who simply want the freedom to say what does or doesn’t go into their bodies. But protesting vaccine mandates is now equal to terrorism in Canada, and according to lord Trudeau’s own words, these droves of people are a “fringe minority” who are “holding unacceptable views.” Freedom and sovereignty over your own body is an unacceptable view? Well, I beg to differ.

So how does all of this affect us as Christians? How should we respond to what we’re seeing happen in front of our very eyes? Well obviously, the first thing we should do is get on our knees in prayer. Right now, our neighbors to the north need our prayers and support. But we also must realize that this kind of thing is happening on a global scale. The infringement upon basic human rights is part of a sinister plan to subjugate all of us. And we HAVE to speak out against it.

Yes, we will run into opposition – plenty of it. But truth must be told. That can’t happen if we let them muzzle us. Good news and hope have to be spread far and wide so that people don’t give up and succumb to oppression. That can’t happen without our freedom of speech. It is our duty to proclaim truth regardless of the consequences. And even though it may cost us a lot, it would cost so much more if we didn’t. Remember Paul and Silas were put in prison for doing the right thing, but in the end, God set them free and saved the soul of their jailor in the process. When it’s all said and done, we win. I believe that.

Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Folks, the truth matters. And it’s up to us to shout it from the rooftops. So stand up and be counted. I’m just sayin’.

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Understanding the Nature of Evil

Episode 61

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Thanks for being here, everyone, and welcome to The Kingdom Hero Show. Please help us spread the good news by sharing a link to the podcast on your social media of choice. You can also follow us on multiple platforms – yeah Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, but also MeWe, Gab, Parler, GETTR, and Rumble.

And I’m excited to announce that we’ve begun building out our Kingdom Community on Locals – that’s our newest platform, Locals.com – where you will eventually be able to find exclusive content. More about that in the near future.

You’ll find links to all of these, all our social media sites at KingdomHero.net, that’s KingdomHero.net. That’s our new website, but for now the old site address of KingdomHeroBlog.com still works. It will simply redirect you to the new site at KingdomHero.net.

Hell Hates Humanity. There are 2 basic reasons why. 1) satan hates God and we are made in His image, and 2) demons despise the fact that we have the hope of salvation whereas they have no means of redemption. When we begin to understand the nature of evil, we start to recognize its influence in the world around us. So understanding evil and recognizing its tactics is our main topic for this episode.

Before we get into that, I wanna mention something here that goes right along with our mission statement – which is to advance the Kingdom of God through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness. I always read that at the beginning of the show, but I saw something else a couple weeks or so ago that was so encouraging, and it flows right along with that statement.

Advancing the Kingdom of God is not only important to this ministry and this program and to me personally, but it ought to be a high priority for all Christians. And so I’m gonna share a clip or two of a man I respect and admire – a man who apparently feels the same way about growing God’s Kingdom.

Now, I grew up loving football. I played four years in high school, I’m a huge fan of college football, and ever since I was a kid I’ve also been a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. There have been a lot of greats come through that program, not the least of which is quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

After the season ending loss to the Chiefs, and in anticipation of his own retirement, Big Ben spoke candidly during the post-game interview…

Best of all, with his football career behind him, he had this to say when asked about his plans for the future…

I love that. What a great guy. I certainly wish Ben and his family the best as he follows God’s path for him and pursues life after football.

And here’s the thing – and it ties us right back into our subject matter – when we are pursuing the things of God, especially then is when the enemy comes in and tries to throw us off track. He does this because he hates us and wants to destroy us. As I said, satan hates God and so – by extension – he hates us because we’re made in God’s image. He knows God has a plan for us, that He loves us so much that He made a path to redemption from sin through Jesus. Satan and his demonic minions don’t have that luxury.

Even the angels in heaven are in awe of this concept of salvation. It is something that God came up with solely with us in mind – it is exclusive to humanity. This is what amazes the faithful angelic beings and infuriates those who fell from heaven. There is no redemption for the fallen angels, so yeah, all of hell hates humanity. I know, I’m repeating myself, but I want to make sure you understand the gravity of this. Understanding this is a huge step toward seeing through the tricks and schemes of hell.

Let me explain what I mean by that. Think for a minute about some of the things going on in our world today. For example, abortion. When you understand the nature of hell’s hatred for humanity, this one is an easy one to figure out. There are other reasons why murdering babies is an evil practice, but it’s not hard to see that encouraging this awful act demonstrates malice towards the image of God and towards innocence itself.

It also shows a hellish desire to thwart the plans of God. Hell celebrates in wicked glee when an unborn child is aborted. That’s one more person that will never be used by God to accomplish anything for His Kingdom. It’s one less human being in the world – and make no mistake, this world is something that satan wants desperately to rule and control.

Recognize that satan’s plans are direct counterparts to God’s plans. In fact, as I’ve said many times, satan is a plagiarist – a copycat – a counterfeiter. In a moment, we’re going to examine things like The Great Commission vs. the great deception. So don’t go away.

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The Bible goes into some detail about certain things that are immoral and wrong. And within The Great Commission is a call to teach people to observe what has been commanded. To the contrary, part of the great deception we see in society today is a resistance to the idea of right and wrong. Relativism is central to this societal belief that we’re all basically good and there’s no need for strict morals or salvation. You do you, they say.

But beneath this seemingly laid back facade is a sinister plot to destroy humanity. Without absolute morals, our carnality will cause us to descend into all sorts of destructive behavior. And the evil powers at work are causing our young children to be taught all manner of wickedness – the divisiveness of Critical Race Theory, the debauchery of sexual immorality, the encouragement of gender confusion, just to name a few.

Of course, several have tried to deny that CRT is being taught in public schools, but we now know that it has been in many places. One thing that happened as a result of the lockdowns and kids having to do classes on Zoom was that parents at home were able to see and hear just exactly what their kids were being taught. And quite a large number of those parents were not at all happy.

Now, racial discrimination is something that most all of us would say is absolutely wrong. It’s immoral, and that’s why we have laws against it. But for those folks who seem to be walking some sort of tightrope to avoid any acknowledgment of the existence of right and wrong, coming right out and saying that it’s WRONG isn’t something they’re willing to do. In fact, they will hem and haw and dance around to sidestep these issues of morality.

Don’t believe me? Okay, check out this clip of a Biden judicial nominee being asked about this very thing by Senator Ted Cruz. This is Judge Kenly Kato, and I promise you this is NOT slowed down, but watch how long it takes her to formulate what should be a quick response. She is asked a simple question, and she – quite frankly – stammers and pauses and does everything she can to avoid giving a clear and simple answer. Here it is…

Seriously? She can’t say it. She won’t say it. Racial discrimination is wrong. Period. Why does the Constitution prohibit it? Because it’s WRONG! This isn’t a hard question for any normal, sane person. But apparently, it is for her, a grown woman. This is the kind of crazy we’re having to accept as normal now.

And the truly sad thing is that our public schools and universities are churning out entire generations of young people who have no clue just how dim their world view is. They think morals are outdated, drag-queen story hour is a perfectly okay thing to subject elementary kids to, and gender is just a social construct imposed on them by old fogies like you and me. That’s what many of them believe.

But here again, let’s look more deeply at these issues and see where these notions truly come from. The idea that, if you don’t like what you are biologically, no biggie – you can just change it. Boys can be girls, girls can be boys, and it’s all good. They call it liberating. Is it? You’re actually putting yourself in chains. When you have permanent surgical alterations done to your body – the body that God gave you – then you have to live with all the unforeseen consequences of that for the rest of your life.

Where do you suppose this idea came from? Well, if you said from the pit of hell, you’re right. You were created in the image of God, and He designed you to be male or female from birth to death. Behind the notion to alter the way He made you is the idea that God isn’t really your Creator – YOU ARE. You can remake yourself into whatever YOU want to be. This is an outright rebellion and serves to elevate self above God, essentially saying that you yourself ARE God. That’s exactly what Lucifer tried to do, remember?

Worse still, this concept of altering ourselves into something other than what we were born as – well, it’s only begun. Transgenderism is being pushed upon us with such veracity, that we have to assume there’s a deeper agenda. And sure enough, there is. Transgenderism is nothing compared to where this is heading. And as outlandish as it may sound, the ultimate goal is something that sounds like the plot to several Sci-Fi films…the goal is transhumanism.

Now you may think I’ve gone off the deep end here, but with modern technological advances being what they are, it’s not as far-fetched anymore to think that we’ve moved closer to a transhumanist era. The belief by many that humans can utilize technology to evolve into a lifeform that is beyond human, to achieve immortality, and to basically become God. Yeah, I know.

Trust me, you do not want to miss this last segment of the program. I’m gonna show you a lengthy clip that dives into just how close we already are to transitioning humanity into a twisted abomination. That’s coming up next…

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We’ve seen the pervasiveness of evil permeate our society, a once-trusted journalistic complex turned into purveyors of propaganda, elected representatives becoming tyrannical overlords, the murder of our innocent preborn, and the indoctrination of our youngest generation. But where the truth has no agenda, evil certainly does. One of the biggest goals – I believe – to move us further away from being created in God’s image is the push towards transhumanism.

Virtual reality has actually been around for a while now, and Facebook’s “Meta” craze wants to take it even further. So if we follow this out to its logical conclusion, where does it take us? Mark Dice, who is known for his hilarious man-on-the-street videos like “save the triceratops” and many others, actually made a very serious and thought-provoking video recently. In it, he put together this intriguing look at where many are wanting to go next. And for some, nothing short of becoming gods will do. Check it out…

Eye-opening, huh? Now, whether or not you believe this is on the enemy’s to do list, you have to at least acknowledge that the enemy HAS a to do list. And everything on it is evil. There is indeed a wicked agenda at work in our world today, and WE need to be aware of it. Understand the nature of evil, realize that hell hates humanity, and seek God’s help to recognize the schemes of the devil.

And here’s the really GOOD NEWS in all this: We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus, and by faith we know that God and His people will win in the end. So don’t fear the things that are happening, nor the things that will come. God saw it all before laying the foundations of the universe. And His plans cannot be thwarted. No matter what. I’m just saying.

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Gaslighting, Lies, & Cover-ups, EXPOSED

Episode 60

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If you were like me, you were taught as a kid that honesty is the best policy. And at some point, most of us learned the hard way just how troublesome dishonesty can be. Tell one lie, and you end up having to tell other lies to keep the first one covered up. And sooner or later, those lies get exposed. We keep saying it here, the truth matters. And eventually, it always comes out.

In the last few days, we have seen more and more of the popular but false narratives getting debunked. But what do the liars then do to try and avoid being exposed? Tell more lies, side-step the issue, and reinvent their narrative to pretend that they weren’t really wrong. We see them changing their position, while they try to convince us that their new stance was the one they always had.

This is called gaslighting, and on this episode, we’re gonna shine the light of truth on it. Be sure to subscribe to or follow this show on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts. As always, you can find it hosted at Anchor.fm/kingdomhero. We’re in the process of building a new website, but for now the show transcripts can still be found at KingdomHeroBlog.com. And remember to share the podcast with others by posting a link to it on your social media of choice.

Get ready, folks. It’s time to let the Kingdom Heroics begin!

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Welcome everyone to the Kingdom Hero Show! I want to thank you so much for spending a little time with me here. I realize that you could be doing a lot of other things, and your time is valuable, so it’s very gratifying to me that you are here right now.

Our mission statement, the reason we’re here – To advance the Kingdom of God through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness.

And our central theme passage of scripture is from Micah 6:8 – “Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” So with this in mind, let’s get started.

What is gaslighting? Where does the term come from? Well, gaslighting is a colloquialism, loosely defined as making someone question their own reality. The term may also be used to describe a person who presents a false narrative to another group or person which leads them to doubt their perceptions and become misled, disoriented or distressed.

The term gaslighting derives from the 1938 play and 1944 film Gaslight, in which a husband manipulates his wife into thinking she has a mental illness by dimming their gas-fueled lights and telling her she is hallucinating. It’s all in your head, babe.

Today, this term is used to describe the tendency of the left to lie to the public about a situation in order to mislead them. It can also refer to their attempts to hide their flip-flopping stances on things by insisting their new position was always their position, and they deny their previous stance ever existed. Kinda like ret conning, or rewriting history.

Now, let me interject here again that it’s not just those obviously on the left who attempt to deceive. I never want to give the impression that all democrats are liars and all republicans are truthful. There are plenty of people in the center/right who are just as deceitful as anyone. It’s just that most of the examples I can give you are folks who lean to the far far left.

Those who crave power and control are more apt to be guilty of gaslighting and other manipulation tactics because they have the most reason to do so. This is precisely what’s been happening with the fear-mongering the left has been engaged in over this whole covid scare.

But as time goes on, and more truth comes out (as it always does), these perpetrators of gloom and doom are being forced to revise their narrative to account for it. For example, a year and a half ago – almost two years ago now – when some of us on the right suggested the covid numbers were inflated due to people being hospitalized and/or dying with covid and not from covid, we were called deniers, anti-science, and conspiracy theorists. But now the evidence is in, a different man is in the White House, and the narrative suddenly changes.

Remember when Trump was president and then candidate Biden said any president with over 200,000 covid deaths on his watch should step down? Remember that? Now under president Biden, there are even more listed covid deaths – but is he stepping down? No, no. He can’t be blamed. He’s protected from that by the leftist democrats and the mainstream media. Instead, they are now publicly recognizing that an awful lot of these deaths aren’t due to covid at all.

We said 2 years ago – and I mean, a lot of people said it – remember that group of physicians who stood up and tried to reassure folks that covid didn’t have to be a death-sentence? America’s Frontline Doctors, about a dozen or so highly successful physicians posted videos telling how they were successfully treating covid patients and effectively curing them with a cocktail of hydroxy chloroquine, zinc, and azithromycin.

They also pointed out, as did many others, that people who had died with covid had several other co-morbidities. In other words, they were people who were unhealthy already, and covid was NOT what killed them, or at least not the primary cause. And how did the media and others on the left respond at the time? They called them unqualified, they called them fringe, and they said they were spreading false or misleading information. Ha! Okay…

Fast forward to January 2022. What are those same people saying now? The CDC, the NIH, Fauci and all those who hyped covid up into this monstrous killer that was taking hundreds of thousands of lives – today they are interestingly saying what we said nearly 2 years ago. Check out these clips and see what I mean.

First up, this is our beloved CDC director, Rochelle Walenski just the other day…

[clip – 75% of covid deaths are actually people with 4 or more co-morbidities]

75 percent?! Are you hearing this? We were saying this over a year and a half ago and being called deniers and conspiracy theorists. Now they admit 75 percent of these hundreds of thousands of covid deaths aren’t really covid deaths, but instead people who died of other causes and just happened to have covid. Unbelievable. They couldn’t admit this when Trump was in office, no no! But now, they have to change their tune.

There’s more, folks. Here’s the self-proclaimed embodiment of science himself, Doctor Anthony Fauci. He’s waffled his position so many times, it’s ridiculous. I can’t believe anyone still listens to him and takes him seriously. But here he is, having to admit recently that around 40 percent or so of people hospitalized with covid are NOT hospitalized because of covid. No, their covid cases are mild and non-life-threatening. Listen…

[clip – about 40% of these are people in the hospital “with” covid, not “due to” covid]

So the numbers are being inflated by inaccurate statistics, he says. The numbers were ALWAYS over exaggerated because of how they were counted. We said this nearly 2 years ago. We said they were counting every hospitalization and death as covid cases, whether it was a car crash or broken leg or whatever.

Hospitals automatically tested for covid, regardless of why people came in. And even when the covid cases weren’t serious or life-threatening, it was all deemed covid covid covid. Everything was covid. What brings you in today? Well, doc, I have this odd tightness in my chest and my left arm feels numb. Okay then, we better test you for covid. Yeah, and you probably noticed no one got the flu in the last couple of years – no, it was all covid.

They refused to acknowledge this faulty counting back then because they were trying to hype it up and scare everyone, all the while blaming Trump, but now it’s a different story. Biden campaigned on ending the pandemic. They can’t have these inflated covid numbers making him look like a failure. However, they still want to control us. They still want to keep us frightened. They still want to force the vaccine on us. So their evolving narrative is beginning to crumble. People are realizing they’ve been lied to, and so now all these leftists are trying to cover their collective behinds.

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The narrative of the left is imploding, folks. And it’s bound to happen. Constructing an elaborate web of deceit is like building a house of cards. It’s not a matter of IF it will eventually fall apart, but a matter of WHEN. But deceivers will continue to deceive.

I’ve said this before, too. They had to change the definition of the word vaccine in order to even CALL this shot a vaccine. You know, coming up with an actual vaccine for a deadly disease is a noble pursuit. It is. I believe that. And even though they also changed the definition of anti-vaxxer – if you don’t believe me, look it up on Merriam Webster’s website – I am not anti-vax. I believe in vaccines that actually work.

What they came up with instead, is an injectable treatment that may help lessen the effects of the virus. I hate to break it to you, but that’s not a vaccine. You want to talk about things like rubella, polio, small pox, and so on? Those vaccines – which are normally administered right after birth – they actually do what a vaccine is supposed to do. They destroy or countermand the virus itself and render it inert or harmless. But that’s not what these jabs they want to give you now do at all.

Think about this for a moment. You get the polio vaccine and guess what? You don’t get polio. You get a rubella vaccine and YAY! You don’t get rubella. Awesome! But now, you get the so-called covid vaccine, and you can still GET and TRANSMIT covid. What? Exactly how can that be considered a vaccine again? This thing STILL isn’t FDA approved like other vaccines. It’s experimental. They try to claim otherwise, but it IS experimental, and guess who the guinea pigs are?

On top of that, all the REAL vaccines didn’t become mandatory until after a minimum of 10 years of study and proving their effectiveness. That hasn’t happened with these current shots – it’s been nowhere even close to that yet. So, why would they try to mandate it? I’ll tell you. Trust me, folks. This is not about public health at all, but rather it’s about setting a precedent by which they can control us with something far more sinister in the future. That’s why standing up against the mandates is a must.

With the unconstitutionality of the Biden vax mandates before the US Supreme Court recently, we learned that even the highest court in the land was not immune to the pervasiveness of lies. And I mean lies from the bench by a Supreme Court Justice. Thankfully, SCOTUS ultimately ruled against the mandates. Or at least the OSHA one. But once again, we feature Sonia Sotomayor making outrageous claims. Here, justice Sotomayor tells a doozy in court. It’s a wonder her robe didn’t catch on fire…

[clip – over 100,000 children hospitalized with covid]

Folks, this is beyond embarrassing. I mean, that one of our top nine judges, an actual United States Supreme Court Justice, someone who is responsible for interpreting the law of the land, would tell such a blatant lie like this – it truly boggles the mind. Did she miss-speak? I don’t know, I doubt it. Talk about false and misleading information. This woman should not be on the Supreme Court. She’s an embarrassment to the country.

100,000 kids hospitalized with covid? Not even close. About 3500 in total since the quote-unquote pandemic began. Let’s see, 3500… 100,000… I mean, she was only off by like 97%. No big deal, right? And I wonder how many of those kids were in the hospital for something other than covid. We know children are not in a high risk category, so I’m guessing a more accurate number would be far less than that.

Brett Bair interviewed Rochele Walensky on Fox News, played that clip of Sotomayor’s ridiculous falsehood, and asked (her) basically to acknowledge the lie. Here’s how that went…

[clip – dodging the question]

See how she avoided the real question there? This is what they do when cornered with indisputable truth. They deflect, they dance around the issue, and then they double down on the fear campaign. ‘Cause they gotta keep that going, right?

In a subsequent press conference, and before the ruling, Jen Psaki was confronted with the same thing. Sotomayor lied from the bench about 100,000 kids hospitalized with covid. But did Psaki own up to the truth? Of course not. Listen…

[clip – I’m not going to speak to something being argued in a Supreme Court case]

Really? You won’t speak to the fact that a US Supreme Court Justice lied and disgraced herself and the court itself. Well, how convenient. You’re just going to ignore this obvious lie and claim it’s because this is a current Supreme Court case. Uhm, that never stopped anyone from trashing Justice Cavenaugh or any other conservative judges during a Supreme Court case. Sounds like a cop-out to me, Jen.

And after the Supreme Court knocked down the Biden mandates, her response was to continue encouraging businesses and employers to enforce them anyway.

[game show loser sound]

I’m sorry, but that response is not only incorrect – it’s completely pathetic and clearly illustrates your lack of character. But thanks a lot for playing!

[Arthur clip – “Thank you for a wonderful afternoon. Usually, one must go to a bowling alley to meet a woman of your stature.”]

By the way, here’s something else you might not know about Sotomayor. When being considered as a possible nominee to the Supreme Court, one of Obama’s advisors strongly recommended that he not pick her. He essentially said that she’s not very smart and that her only appealing qualities were that she was a female and a Latina. Of course, that was good enough for Obama because it was all about the optics. She became the first “woman of color” and first “Hispanic American” appointed to the Supreme Court. Made Obama look good to nominate her, as well as the democrat majority senate who confirmed her in August of 2009.

You listen to her just a little bit, and it’s easy to conclude that she isn’t the brightest bulb in the chandelier. This is the same woman who made that insane comment about spontaneous acts by dead brained people in an attempt to discount the fact that unborn infants will recoil in pain when being aborted.

[clip – spontaneous acts by dead brained people]

Clearly, she is not all there. And after further disgracing herself with that gross exaggeration of 100,000 children being hospitalized with covid – from the bench of the Supreme Court – yeah, she really ought to step down. But will she? Of course not. She’ll laugh it off as no big deal, just like the rest of the left who pretend that their lies about covid and climate change and everything else aren’t really lies at all. No, they have our best interests at heart, right? Sure.

I mean, so what if these people just continually lie to us about everything? So what if Biden shut down the Keystone Pipeline and put thousands of people out of work? So what if that reversed our energy independence and made us once again reliant upon foreign oil? So what if they’re using the hoax of man-made climate change to control what we drive and where we get our energy? So what if they increase the national debt and raise the debt ceiling higher and higher? So what if they keep raising our taxes while raising they’re own salaries?

[Homer clip – no biggie, I’m cool] You okay with that?

So what if the 2020 Election was compromised and rigged to put Biden in office? So what if Fauci colluded with the Chinese and participated in gain of function research which resulted in the creation and release of CoViD-19? So what if they exaggerated the covid numbers during Trump’s administration and make excuses for the numbers now during Biden’s term? I’m sure it’s all for the greater good, isn’t it?

[clip – the greater good]

So what if this has been going on for years and years and years? So what if Obama gave millions of dollars to terrorists? So what if Hillary kept reinforcements from saving the lives of those who died in Bengazi? So what if Bill dropped his pants and disgraced the Oval Office with Monica? So what? What’s the big deal, right?

[Hillary clip – what difference at this point does it make?!]

Well, some of us still believe that the truth matters and integrity is important.

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At the top of the show, I mentioned the old adage honesty is the best policy. Here’s another one, remember this? Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Clever, it even rhymes. These aren’t just sayings, folks. They impart a basic truth. Lying is toxic to the soul, and it leads to all manner of bad things. Deception is not only dangerous to the deceived, but also to the deceiver.

Look with me in the Bible passage about Ananias & Sapphira. It’s found in Acts chapter 5, but you kinda need to go back a little into chapter 4 to understand the context. Acts 4:32-37 tells how this group of believers were so committed to one another that many were selling property they owned and bringing all of the proceeds to the apostles to be distributed among all the people according to the need.

This wasn’t something they had to do, but rather something they chose to do because – as the text reads – they were all “of one heart” and so they wanted to see to one another’s needs. That brings us to the beginning of chapter 5 where Ananias and his wife Sapphira come into the picture.

Like several others, Ananias sold a piece of property. But unlike the others, he and his wife Sapphira agreed to keep a portion of the proceeds for themselves. That in itself wasn’t the worst part. They also agreed to present the rest of the amount to the apostles as if it was the full amount of the sale.

Now we can speculate on why this couple decided to commit such a deception. But it’s obvious that they didn’t want anyone to know that they were keeping part of the money for themselves. And they likely wanted to be seen as being just as generous and giving as these other people had been. So they lied. Not just to the group, and not just to the apostles, but also to the Holy Spirit. And we read in Acts 5 how that didn’t go so well for them…

1 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, 2 and with his wife’s knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? 4 While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God.” 5 When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. 6 The young men rose and wrapped him up and carried him out and buried him.

7 After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 And Peter said to her, “Tell me whether you sold the land for so much.” And she said, “Yes, for so much.” 9 But Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” 10 Immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men came in they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things.

Let that sink in. Marinate on this for a while. They conspired together to commit fraud, to secretly take personal gain from the transaction and then lie about it. They wanted to be viewed as righteous and generous, all while behaving deviously and misrepresenting the facts. Does this sound like anyone we’ve heard of recently?

So what happened here? Did Ananias and Sapphira each have heart attacks or embolisms or something? Did God Himself strike them dead for their blatant defiance of the Holy Spirit? Perhaps the question we ought to be asking is, have I ever been guilty of this level of deception? Or how about this question: Can liars be trusted?

Can we trust people who rig elections to keep elections fair? Can we trust corrupt politicians who supported and excused terrorist groups like BLM and Antifa while they’re rioting and burning down cities and calling to defund the police – can we trust them to keep our cities safe?

Can we trust a judge like Sotomayor who lied in court about the number of kids with covid – a judge who regularly makes such asinine arguments as she did to explain away fetuses recoiling in pain while being murdered in the womb, comparing it to the autonomic response of someone just taken off life support who’s foot may still recoil if touched – [clip – spontaneous acts by dead brained people] – can we trust such a person to fairly dole out justice?

Can we trust a man like Fauci – who lied under oath to congress about participating in gain of function research and now recovered emails show that he did – when there was a moratorium domestically on such research because everyone, including Obama, said it was too dangerous, so Fauci plots with Chinese officials to have it done in the lab in Wuhan – can we trust such a man as that to have our best interests and health in mind?

Can we trust a mainstream media that has lied to us repeatedly in a coordinated effort with corrupt government officials to keep us misinformed, afraid, and compliant – they lied about the Russian collusion hoax, the Steele dossier, the border crisis, the Hunter Biden laptop, the mostly peaceful riots with all the looting and burning buildings and destruction, the deadliness of covid, the effectiveness of masks, you name it – can we trust people like that to give us straight news without bias or to tell us the truth about anything?

Folks, I could go on and on like this. Seriously, I’ve hardly scratched the surface. But I think the obvious answer to all these questions and hundreds more like them is a resounding NO! These people cannot be trusted. They are dishonest, greedy, power-hungry, elitist, fear-mongering con-artists.

Now yes, Fauci is under investigation. Yes, the Hillary Clinton camp is being investigated. There are all these investigations going on that no one is talking about in the mainstream media. Do I think Hillary or Fauci will ever actually be made to pay for their crimes? No, I feel there’s too much corruption in the justice system right now. It just won’t happen.

Bill Clinton wasn’t brought to justice for his womanizing, accusations of rape, and lying to the American people about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Others aren’t being held accountable for their wrongdoing. But that doesn’t mean we should throw up our hands and give up either.

The day of God’s judgment will come when all will face justice. On that day, just like with Ananias and Sapphira, there will be no escape from swift and just punishment. Until then, there will always be those who get away with things and try to exert power over us, if we let them.

The good news is, those people only have as much power as we allow them. Resist the wicked. Speak out and don’t let them silence you. Be bold. Arm yourself with the truth so you can recognize and refute the lies. Don’t be deceived. Don’t buy what they’re selling. Seek justice, and don’t settle for anything less.

God has blessed us with so much, and soldiers have fought and died to our preserve freedom. To simply sit by while the corrupt powers of wickedness undermine and destroy all of that, isn’t acceptable. To do that would mean being really awful stewards of what we’ve been given, don’t you think? I’m just sayin’.

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Mandates, Revolutions, and Awakenings

Episode 59

Listen to the Podcast HERE

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Hello, everyone. It’s a new year, and a perfect time to lay out a strategy going forward for accomplishing our duty as Christians. There’s been a lot of talk about mandates, but on this first episode of the new year, I want to talk about the only mandate with eternal significance.

There is only one mandate we have as followers of Christ, and that’s the Great Commission – to spread the good news of Jesus to the world.

There are a lot of people right now who are hurting, scared, depressed and without hope. It is OUR responsibility as Christians to bring them the hope of Christ, to be a light shining in their darkness and illuminate the way to everlasting life for those who are so in need of encouragement.

Only a unified church will reach this divided world. So we have to put aside our petty disputes about things that just don’t matter and focus on what does matter – reaching these lost souls for Jesus. That’s our mandate. And this is our time to rise up in unity and get it done. Welcome to 2022 – this can be the year we take it all back. This could be the year of the Jesus Revolution.

Kingdom Heroes, it’s time to answer the call. Are you ready? It all starts… NOW. Let the Kingdom Heroics begin!

– Show Intro –

Alright, folks! Hope your new year is indeed a happy one. Let’s start off this edition of The Kingdom Hero Show with our mission statement – To advance the Kingdom of God through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness.

Our central theme passage of scripture is from Micah 6:8… “Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” With this in mind, let’s get underway.

There have been times in our country’s history when revival took place. Great movements of God happened. In the sixties, many called it the Jesus Movement. But that doesn’t cut it, in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong – those were some mighty movements and powerful times of revival for the church, so I’m not disparaging that at all. However…

Think about this. A movement is something that moves a little bit and stops. That’s a movement. That’s not what we’re called for. We are called to bring about, not a Jesus movement, but a Jesus revolution.

What’s the difference? I’ll tell you. Remember, a movement moves a little bit and stops. But a revolution keeps coming back around. Whenever there has been a need for major change, the thing that was the instrument of that change was a revolution. Look at the various historical revolutions that effected real changes in the world.

The best example for our nation is the American revolution, a time that took the colonists from the stranglehold of tyranny into the creation of the greatest country ever. And, scoffers, hey, if America isn’t the greatest nation on earth, then why do people from all over the world go to such huge lengths to come here?

But now oppressive government restrictions, lockdowns, mandates, and the depletion of personal freedoms is taking a massive toll on the people. Suicide rates are up, addiction is rampant, people are turning to drugs and alcohol more as an escape mechanism. There is so much unhappiness and despair going on due to all of the soul-crushing restrictions being imposed, and all the fear-mongering, so the need for a light at the end of the tunnel now is enormous. People need hope.

The corrupt governmental overlords want to set themselves up as if they are our sources of hope. They tell us us that we only have to do this, this, and this, give up these personal liberties, wear this mask, and get this shot, and everything will be okay. Do as we say, and we’ll take care of you. Right? They want us to view them as our saviors. But they’re not. Their motives are far less than pure.

It’s part of the hellish attempt to make us dependent upon government rather than God. I don’t say that flippantly, either. Just like Lucifer wanted to take God’s place & BE GOD, there are those who want power and wish to use government as a replacement for God. We are your sole providers of hope. We are your saviors. Bow down to us. We know what’s best for you. Obey. Submit. It’s all very 1984 – Orwellian. They use terms like “the greater good” when they want you to sacrifice more of your freedoms.

[Hot Fuzz clip: “the greater good”]

That’s a lie. It’s not for anyone’s good except those who are trying to rule over you. When I personally decide to make a sacrifice to help someone else, that’s one thing. When a ruling body is forcing you to do it, that’s a very different thing.

Like charity – charity is great, you give of yourself to benefit others – yeah, we’re called to do that. But if government forces you to give to something, that’s not charity. You have no say in how they distribute the tax-dollars they take from you, for example. It can go toward things you disapprove of – things God even disapproves of.

Forcing people to be charitable isn’t supposed to be a function of the government. And that’s not what charity is, anyway. That’s called socialism. And as we know from the lessons of history, if we’ve paid attention, socialism is just a gateway drug to communism.

We have to remind the people that there IS a real and pure source of hope, and government ain’t it. Our hope is in Jesus. And the Bible says we are supposed to always be prepared to give reason for this hope that we have in Christ. Can you honestly give a reason for any hope you may have in government? Whereas God has been faithful and never let me down, I can’t say the same for government.

And so we share our hope and our reasons for it, bring the gospel to those around us, and make disciples who can then spread the Word to others and make more disciples. Why? Because that’s our mandate, our calling, and our reason for being.

The need for this is increasingly important as the world continues to drift further into the hopelessness and despair we’ve seen recently. Our job as Christians is to be salt and light. Salt enhances, and light illuminates. We can enhance the lives of others and bring them spiritual illumination by sharing Jesus with them.

Jesus is more than just a source of strength and hope and joy and peace. He is more than just our Savior who paid the price of death for our sins. And all that is HUGE! But, yes, He’s even more than that to us. He is our ever-present help and a friend that is closer than a brother. He’s always there for us. Always! He will NEVER leave you or forsake you. EVER!

And the good news of salvation is that it is a free gift He offers to everyone who will believe in Him, and follow in His ways. When you give up your liberty to an ungrateful government, you get nothing in return except empty promises. But when you give your life to Jesus, He gives it back to you with a freedom that no tyrant can ever take away. And God’s promises are “Yes” and “Amen!”

Now here we are, starting a new year. People often look at a new year as a chance to start over, make positive changes, or simply as a reason to renew their hope for the future. As Christians, we should look at this time as an opportunity to plan how to take back what the enemy has stolen, and help renew the hope and joy of those around us.

How do we do that? I’m glad you asked that question. We’ll tackle that right after this…

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So, how are we going to take back all that the enemy has stolen from us? How is this war for the soul of America going to be won? This WILL happen if we believe, trust in God, and get on our knees in fervent prayer. We need prayer warriors to take this fight straight to the gates of hell in spiritual warfare. And we need faith-filled saints of God to stand up and stand firm against injustice and wickedness.

We all know people who have been adversely affected by the pandemic, by the shutdowns, and by the scope of the restrictions enacted by an over-reaching government. Perhaps you, like me, lost a job during the past couple of years. Maybe you became depressed during the isolation of the lockdowns. Well, I’m here to tell you that you’re not alone.

In the midst of this trying time, many of our young children have begun enduring worse. As if the loneliness of being isolated from their friends wasn’t enough, they finally got back to school and became inundated with CRT nonsense – black kids being told that they are victims and have a harder road ahead because of their white oppressors, white kids being told that they are privileged by their whiteness and that they should feel ashamed because of it.

This is a horrible burden to lay upon our young. Beyond indoctrination, it’s child-abuse. It’s an emotional strain that they don’t deserve, and it’s based on lies and political nonsense. Worse still, it intentionally reinforces divisions that shouldn’t exist.

There is such a vicious attack on people on so many different fronts right now, we have a responsibility to fight back against it – to rebuke it and call it out for the evil that it is. We need to launch a counter-strike against the gates of hell.

So right now, I want you to join me in prayer. Let’s lift up the needs of our nation and the people around us who have been so greatly affected by all our recent troubles and by the pervasive evil that influences our society. Pray with me…

In the name of Jesus, we reclaim the minds of our young people who’ve been indoctrinated by the corrupt powers of wickedness. We reclaim the educational systems which have been infiltrated by false narratives and lies. We reclaim the media from those who have been manipulating people with fear and division. God Almighty, we ask that the blind eyes and deaf ears be opened, that the truth be revealed, and that the lies be exposed.

Lord, we call upon the angel armies of heaven to wage war against the demonic forces which are influencing governmental authorities. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we bind the hands of those who work wickedness in our land. We rebuke the evil which has become so acceptable in our society – the atrocities of abortion, the normalizing of abhorrent behaviors, and the glorification of self above God.

As saints of God, purchased by the blood of Christ, we join together in one voice. We pledge to follow in the example of Jesus, to spread the good news and make disciples. In agreement with one another, we call for an end to division and strife within the church body, that our love and unity would serve as an example for the world around us. And as always, we seek Your wisdom to be the prevailing guide in our lives.

May the sick be made well. May the sad, lonely, and depressed be filled with joy. May the anxious and fearful be given peace and calmness of mind. And may Your people rejoice in their deliverance from the oppression of the wicked, which are overcome by Your Name.

Heavenly Father, we claim victory after victory in this coming year. And Yours will be all the glory! When each battle is won, it will be Your Name which is lifted high…

You are Yahweh! Jehovah God! Our Creator! Our Defender! The Everlasting Lord! The Mighty King of Israel! Deliverer! Redeemer! Alpha and Omega! The Holy One!

We will exalt You among the people, and we will sing Your praises in public places. Your will be done, and Your kingdom come.

Amen!

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Here again, I’m talking to fellow Christians. And I’m encouraging you to take full advantage of the power that’s been given to us through Jesus Christ! Indeed, this is not an empty message nor a powerless gospel we preach. The enemy may use lofty words with no meaning, but not the sons and daughters of God! That’s who you are, a child of the King!

As such, we have a great inheritance. The Bible even calls us joint-heirs with Christ… Check out Romans chapter 8:

16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.”

This passage indicates that the authority we have in God is manifested in us through the Holy Spirit. But it also warns us that there is suffering involved. We don’t like that part, we’d rather skip it. In fact, that’s what keeps a lot of Christians from experiencing the fullness of the power and glory we otherwise have access to.

I’d be more outspoken in my faith, but I’m afraid of the the backlash. I don’t wanna be mocked and made fun of. I don’t want to be known as the pushy Jesus freak in my neighborhood. If any of this sounds like you, I think you’re risk-assessment skills are faulty.

Let me ask you this: Would you allow a fear of needles to prevent you from giving blood that would be guaranteed to save the lives of three people? That’s about the average when you give blood, and I’ve always felt good about doing it. Now you might say, “well someone else’s blood will save them if I don’t give.” Maybe, but what if you were their only hope?

See, only the blood of Jesus can redeem people from sin. And if you aren’t sharing Him with those around you, how do you know someone else will? Are you willing to risk it? Would you rather be known as the Jesus freak in the neighborhood, or as the person who failed to share Jesus with someone? What is it that you’re afraid of? Being embarrassed?

There is such a thing as actual suffering for the cause of Christ. Do you really wanna be someone who holds back due to a minor inconvenience or a socially awkward moment? And even when the cost IS greater, the risk is well worth the reward! You could help alter someone’s eternal destiny!

Continuing in Romans 8, that 18th verse is one of my favorites…

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”

Folks, I believe that the time for the glory to be revealed is close at hand. And if we’re going to live up to our spiritual potential, we have to lay hold of our claim to the power of God. Jesus told His disciples that all power and authority under heaven had been given to Him, and now we have access to it as well through the Holy Spirit.

So we need to use that power and authority. We need to wage spiritual warfare, pray in the Spirit, and declare victory over satan and his forces. The gates of hell cannot prevail against the saints of God. Boldly proclaim the good news of Jesus to everyone! Take back the ground that’s been lost to the wickedness of this world, and rightly exalt Christ as Lord of all and King over our lives.

Ephesians 5:14 reminds us…

“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

It’s time to ignite the fire of a holy awakening in our nation and in our world. A Jesus revolution is coming. Are you ready to be part of it? This is no time to be sitting on the sidelines. I’m just sayin’.

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Winter Wishes from the White House, and My Twitter Flak

Episode 58

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– Open Transcript –

It was once customary for a sitting president and first lady to offer best wishes to the country during the Christmas season. This year, the message from the White House was – well – different. We’ll talk about that, plus the ongoing covid scare, as well as some flak I recently caught on my Twitter account.

This will be the final episode of 2021, as I’ll be taking some time off for the remainder of the holidays. I sincerely hope you enjoy the show, and I also hope you have a blessed Christmas and happy new year.

As usual, let’s start with our mission statement: To advance the Kingdom of God through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness.

Our central theme passage of scripture is from Micah 6:8… “Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” With all this in mind, let’s jump into today’s episode. Let the Kingdom Heroics begin!

– Show Intro –

Alright, welcome again to the Kingdom Hero Show. As I said, this will be the last episode of the program this year. But rest assured, the podcast WILL return in January. So, okay, let’s get into this…

As far back as I can remember, whoever was president of the United States has offered words of encouragement and well-wishes whenever Christmas rolled around. Carter did it, Reagan did it, Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2… Now I admit I don’t specifically recall Obama doing it, but I feel like he probably did. Of course, I DO recall that they started moving away from saying Merry Christmas during his time in office, leaning more toward a general Happy Holidays. I also remember that Trump restored the Merry Christmas expression as president.

Now, here we are at Biden’s first Christmas as president. But the traditional well-wishes from the Oval Office isn’t quite what we received from him recently. Instead, in a continuation of the fear-mongering that the left is notorious for, Biden had these words to offer the American people…

[Biden clip: “winter of severe illness and death”]

Wow. That’s pretty grim. Instead of wishing the country well this holiday season, he tells anyone who isn’t vaccinated that they’re headed for a winter of sickness and death. Man, that’s a far cry from Merry Christmas, isn’t it? Frankly, all kidding aside, it is pretty disgusting to say something like this to the American people. It’s based in a false narrative, and fueled by the left’s desire to keep us afraid and divided.

Yeah, you stubborn morons who still refuse to get the shots aren’t going to have a wonderful time with family this Christmas. No, you’re gonna end up really sick, clogging up the hospitals, and probably die. This attitude by the left, and by this president, is despicable. And they seem to truly love to use this virus to scare people into submission – to frighten folks into giving up their personal liberty.

Worse yet, they use it to continually drive a wedge between the vaxxed and the unvaxxed. They refuse to talk about the various reasons why so many people have decided this vaccine is not in their best interest. Many have already had covid and now possess the antibodies that serve as better protection than the shots. Natural immunity is a real thing, and the left doesn’t want to acknowledge it. Some people have medical conditions that make the vaccine a dangerous option for them. Still others have other concerns.

And many people simply are in a very low-risk category and can see no point in getting a vaccine that has had so many problems. What problems? You haven’t heard about the pitfalls of these jabs? Well that’s not surprising either, since the mainstream media doesn’t talk about it.

There are a lot of under-reported instances of adverse reactions to the vaccine. There’s also the admitted fact that its effectiveness fades after a few weeks, leading to the need for more shots. Then there’s the fact that you can actually still catch covid after the jab, and you can still pass it on to someone else. Not to mention the fact that none of the current vaccines available are designed to protect from the latest variant.

Oh, and president Biden and his leftist cohorts are loving every minute of every opportunity to get us all scared stiff about Omicron. They’re quick to point out that this variant is 70% more transmissible than the original virus. What they aren’t so forthcoming about is the fact that the data still suggests Omicron is also a heck of a lot more tame by comparison. The cases are mild. Mild! We’re talking about something that seems more like a cold, and it’s way less dangerous than the flu.

But no, that doesn’t matter. According to the statement from the White House, any of us who aren’t vaxxed are in for a winter of death. Even though, again, the data does NOT support this pessimistic prediction. Again, none of the current shots protect from Omicron – which, even though it’s the mildest variant yet, will likely kill you this winter.

[Biden clip, shortened]

Gloom and doom. That’s all they have, folks. Whether it’s covid or climate change, greenhouse gases, oh we all have to reduce our carbon footprints, we have to get rid of fossil fuels, stop using oil, buy electric cars, blah blah blah! I’m sick of it. And I’m reminded of something the great radio legend Rush Limbaugh once said. Instead of Roosevelt’s line “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” Rush said the theme of the left was “the only thing we have to offer is fear itself.” That pretty much sums them up.

They won’t admit the truth about alternative treatments – like azithromycin, zinc, hydroxy chloroquine, Ivermectin, Aspirin, vitamin D… And they don’t admit the truth about the virus itself only being dangerous for people in high-risk categories – such as the elderly and people who are otherwise immune compromised due to other health conditions. Not to mention that the survival rate for covid is still a whopping 98+%!

That’s because this is not about public health, but about control. Take these shots, we order you! When they can’t control you through mandates, they use a campaign of fear. You’d better get these shots, or you will likely get very sick and die! When fear doesn’t work, they use guilt. You stubborn unvaxxed people, how dare you endanger the lives of others who are doing the right thing and getting vaxxed?! Shameful.

No, what’s truly shameful is this constant onslaught from the corrupt powers-that-be, attempting to control every aspect of our lives.

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So this statement Biden made really got my righteous indignation riled up. And I posted it on my personal Twitter account with my own response to it, which – no big surprise – upset a few folks in the Twitterverse. Let me play this cut again really quick, and then I’ll tell you what happened with my social media response…

[Biden clip]

Okay. Now, I took those words for what they really are – face value. This is effectually a curse. You may disagree, and that’s fine, but follow me here. The statement, “You’re in for a winter of sickness and death” – essentially what he said – makes a declaration of negative, horrible things happening. A declaration, meaning this WILL happen to you. To me, yeah, that’s a curse. So, I responded to it as such.

I tweeted the quote from his statement and replied with the following: “I categorically reject and rebuke this outrageous curse, as my fate is neither in the hands of virus nor tyrant but rather in the capable and caring hands of Almighty God.” Right? That’s it. And to be honest, I actually did get a lot more positive responses from this tweet than negative. Lots of retweets and tons of likes.

Indeed, from a Christian perspective, my proclamation was very faith-affirming and positive. But there were several other people who were less than happy with what I’d said. Some of their replies to me were laced with profanity and even blasphemy, which I didn’t waste time addressing. Some chose to insult me for my ridiculous belief in an Almighty God, which I also didn’t bother with.

I mean, you can’t take those things personally. Scripture tells us the world will despise us because of Christ. So I fully expect to catch that kind of flak from non-believers. Like bomber pilots used to say, “If you aren’t catching flak, you’re not over the target.” And I’ve been in enough pointless keyboard wars to know when it’s just not going to produce any good fruit. But there were a couple of people I felt a need to respond to…

One person indicated that I was being selfish, saying that “Selfishness is so unbecoming and unchristian.” Obviously, this person was jumping to the conclusion that I’m some kind of horrible person – presumably for not getting vaccinated, which I never even stated in my tweet. But, selfish. I just couldn’t let that one slide. So, I replied…

“Selfishness? Really? I haven’t made anyone sick. And I’m not against people who want to get vaxxed. I am, however, against unlawful mandates and the fear-mongering of the left. I’m not ridiculing anyone for their beliefs, yet you and others want to ridicule me for mine.”

And that’s a key thing I want to point out about those on the left. They will berate you without hesitation regarding your beliefs that contradict theirs. They’ll call you names, say you’re stupid, and worse. But all you did was disagree with them. To them, them’s fighting words. How dare you have an opinion different from theirs! You don’t have to ridicule them, either. You can be as respectful as possible, and they’ll still jump on you like you’re the worst human being ever.

Another person I felt compelled to follow up with apparently assumed I was some kind of nut who didn’t believe in science or medicine. In response to my tweet, she said, “And maybe god sent scientists and medical knowledge our way to protect us from disease?” What? Where did THAT come from? What exactly in my statement gave her the impression that I didn’t believe God could work through medicine? I think she misunderstood the premise of my tweet.

Let me go back and re-read what I originally posted. Along with a copy of Biden’s declaration of illness and death, I tweeted, “I categorically reject and rebuke this outrageous curse, as my fate is neither in the hands of virus nor tyrant but rather in the capable and caring hands of Almighty God.” Now, maybe she took from this that I was one of these people who reject medicine in their practice of simply “trusting God.” But, it’s still a bit of a leap.

So again, I responded to her, saying, “You assume too much from my tweet. I’m not against doctors or scientists or even vaccines. I’m against unconstitutional mandates and the fear-mongering the left keeps using to scare us into giving up personal liberty.” I mean, if I’d lead her to think I was saying something that I wasn’t, I just wanted to clear it up.

Some of these other people though, the ones who got nasty and vicious, I won’t even repeat the things they said to me. And, as I said before, it’s not worth my time. But be prepared, folks. When you stand up for what you believe – especially when it comes to your faith – you WILL meet opposition, and it might get ugly. But you can’t let that discourage you. Know that, when that happens, when people vehemently attack you for your Christian beliefs, it’s just confirmation of what Jesus told us would happen.

The gospels talk about how Christ was mocked and ridiculed and publicly humiliated before being crucified. And He told His disciples many times how they would be similarly mocked and hated because of their belief in Him. And this is all true of us, as well.

In Matthew 10:16, He says, “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” He’s warning us here that persecution will come, and we have to be prepared with knowledge of the truth to overcome it.

Matthew 10:22, He says further, “and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake,” then calls us to endure it. There are a lot of people like us today who are enduring the scorn and shaming efforts of the left over our refusal to be manipulated by all the mandates, fear, and guilt trips. We’re hated, made fun of, cancelled and censored, and called deniers and selfish and stupid. And I believe we have to stand our ground, and continue to arm ourselves with the truth. Hold. The. Line.

[Braveheart clip: “They will never take our FREEDOM!”]

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Tony Fauci, the self-proclaimed representative of science – remember? (impersonating Fauci) When people question me, what they’re really questioning is science because I represent science. Remember that? Well, he was on CNN and he was asked about whether or not people should ask their unvaxxed relatives to stay away this Christmas. (laughs) I’m not making this up. And you can probably guess how that went. Here, listen…

[Fauci clip: “don’t visit this time, maybe later”]

(laughing) I can’t. I’m sorry, folks. The shear lunacy and arrogance on display here is just too much.

[Homer clip: “I had no choice, it was just so funny”]

Seriously. This guy actually has the nerve to tell families to tell their unvaccinated relatives, don’t bother coming over this Christmas. No, stay away. Maybe you can come over later sometime, but not right now. Sure, okay. Good luck with that. My word, that’s ridiculous.

And speaking of ridiculous, CDC director Rochelle Walenski was answering questions – well, she was dancing around some questions recently. She was asked about her use of a faulty study that has since been discredited – even by leftist sources – uhm, her continued use of that study as justification for mask mandates in schools. Check this out…

[Walenski clip]

She’s either ignorant or she’s just blatantly lying! First, that’s NOT what the study says. Second, she cites numerous mythical studies around the world that don’t even exist. The fact is, that initial study out of Bangladesh was discredited and proven invalid, yet she STILL uses it to justify school mask mandates and claims there are many other studies like it – which there aren’t. It’s insane. And this is our director of the Centers for Disease Control here in Atlanta, GA. Unbelievable.

Let me be very clear here. I’m not anti-science. I’m not anti-medicine. There are a lot of really good scientists out there and physicians doing great work. But these people hyping you up into a panic are not scientists, they’re fear-mongers. And when they say you can’t question it, that’s not science. That’s tyranny. Moving on…

Before closing out this final episode of 2021, I want to say something about masks. Honestly, I find it hard to believe that we’re still having this same discussion that we had well over a year ago now. But there are obviously still a number of people who never got the memo, okay? For those who missed it more than a year ago, I’m gonna break down for you some different types of face-masks and how they work.

First, let me just say that the kinds of masks I see most people wearing are doing very little to zero good at all. In fact, they could be doing you more harm than good, as most people don’t understand the proper way to use them. The masks I’m referring to – the kinds I see most people wearing – are either cloth masks or surgical masks.

Those cloth masks – the ones you get with designs or your favorite team logo on them – they are completely useless, and they’re likely causing problems to your health rather than protecting you from anything. They are designed for comfort and style, not for protection. They don’t filter out ANY contagions whatsoever. All they do for you is give you a false sense of security and keep other people who don’t know any better – ya know, these mask nazis out there who make it their mission to shame unmasked people – it may keep them from annoying you for not wearing one.

On the other hand, the cloth mask DOES trap germs and moisture from your own breath. That moisture will turn into mold within about 20 to 30 minutes, which is apt to make you sick. So, if you’re wearing one of these things for an extended period of time, yeah, sorry – it’s only doing you harm. You may think it looks cool, but that’s what some people use to think about cigarettes.

Here’s an audio cut from Leana Wen. Now understand, Leana Wen is a staunch leftist. She’s on CNN, and she’s someone who has actually stated that the unvaccinated should not even be allowed to leave their homes. Okay? That’s how far to the left she is. But evenso, here is what even Leana Wen has recently admitted about cloth masks being useless. Take a listen…

[Leana Wen clip]

So, yes, she admits that those cloth masks so many people are wearing are nothing more than decorative. They’re just a fashion statement. However, you also just heard her claim people should be wearing a so-called high quality mask, mentioning a 3-ply surgical mask. Problem there is, she has absolutely NO DATA regarding the effectiveness of the surgical mask. So let me enlighten you.

Surgical masks are very popular among those who feel the need to mask up. But you need to realize how they’re designed to work. A surgical mask is made to be worn in a STERILE environment – yeah, like an operating room. It helps to filter the wearer’s exhaled breath, to keep the sterile room sterile. Surgeons use them to protect a patient, whose insides may be splayed opened during surgery. I mean, the last thing you want to do as a doctor is sneeze into your patient’s body. Right?

That same mask, however, is NOT designed to filter the air you INHALE. It will not protect the wearer from contaminants in the air, let alone something as small as a virus. That’s just not how it works. The surgical mask was never made for that purpose. Compound that with the fact that many people don’t even wear them correctly, and they become kinda pointless. And like the cloth mask, the surgical mask also traps and collects moisture. So if you’re wearing one for more than 20 to 30 minutes at a time, once again, you’re doing more harm than good.

I gotta say, this is actually COMMON KNOWLEDGE to people who work day in and day out in the medical field who are worth their salt. Nurses, doctors, even EMTs know this stuff.

I remember when the EMTs brought my dying father home from the care facility so he could pass while among his family. Again, my dad died after years of struggling with dementia and failing health. His cause of death was NOT covid, though it was falsely listed as such on his death certificate. But supposedly, he was exposed to it. So anyway, the EMTs transport him home before he passed away.

These guys bring him in, and what do they see? Members of my family wearing surgical masks. Yeah, and they quickly explained what I already knew from MY time in the medical field – they said, “Those masks you’re wearing aren’t doing anything. They won’t protect you from covid. You need an N-95 mask like we’re wearing.”

And so THAT brings me to the N-95 mask. On my former job in medical transportation, we sometimes used this mask. Unlike the surgical mask, the N-95 is designed for use in contaminated environments. When fitted properly, it will filter the air INHALED by the wearer. So IF you are inclined to wear a mask that protects YOU, the wearer, the N-95 is certainly the way to go.

However, much like the other masks I’ve mentioned, this one ALSO isn’t meant to be worn for extended periods of time. Change it out for a fresh one every 30 minutes or so, or again, you’ll end up doing yourself more harm by breathing in the moisture-turned-mold from your own breath. Yes, it can help a little as long as you wear it properly and for short periods of time.

Now, having said all that, I’m afraid I’ve got something to tell you that renders it all moot. Bad news, sports fans – none of these masks will fully protect you from a virus. Why not? Because these various strains of the virus don’t just infect through the air you breath. The soft tissue of your eyes aren’t covered by these masks, and they won’t prevent you from coming into physical contact with the virus and being infected. You can still catch it from touching a contaminated surface, a handshake, whatever. So all that stuff you just learned about masks seems kinda irrelevant now, doesn’t it?

Now, this information isn’t something that most people know about or understand. I learned about it through necessity because I was regularly around the elderly and others who were more susceptible to covid. But you won’t hear these self-proclaimed “experts” on CNN or MSNBC explain that stuff to you because it goes against their narrative, and they thrive on the people not having accurate information with which to base their own decisions. These people want to TELL you what you’re supposed to think and keep you submissive and dependent upon them.

But folks, I want you to have the facts. I always say, the truth matters. And the Bible is right. Knowing the truth really will set you free. When you are able to make informed decisions for yourself, you become independent and self-sustaining individuals. This is a threat to those who want to impose their will upon you.

They crave power, and they can’t have you thinking for yourself. This is why you have to measure everything they tell you against the truth. When you know the truth, you won’t fall for their lies. And you certainly won’t live in fear like they want you to.

Same thing about covid testing. They tell you to get tested, and there are places – like some airports – that require you to present them with a negative test before you can travel. Biden echoes this pressure tactic and tells you to get tested. Why do I mention this? Because even a negative test is irrelevant seconds after you get it if some infected person breathes on you or shakes your hand or you touch a contaminated surface.

As transmissible as it is, the negative result you get from a test now means nothing less than five minutes later. Yet they keep saying it. Get tested, get tested! And I DO understand that you may want to get tested and know if you have it so you can deal with it. But their logic is flawed when they say a negative result really means anything.

So why DO they tell you to get tested, wear masks, get the shots, lock down, and socially distance? Why do they continue telling us to do all these things that aren’t working? Because they love to tell us what to do. They love exercising the power of ruling our lives.

Recognizing other treatments, or recognizing natural immunity, or acknowledging the flaws in their logic would serve to undermine their stranglehold on you. They won’t do it.

[Homer clip: “I can’t let that happen…”]

Fear and intimidation are tools of the wicked. We have to recognize these tactics and resist them.

2 Timothy 1:7 says, “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”

And hey, I’m just sayin’.

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Our Daily Bread

Episode 57

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Is it enough to attend church on Sunday morning? Are you settling for a weekly dose of Jesus? Does that get you through the week? Or perhaps you also go to a midweek prayer service, maybe even an occasional small group meeting. All of these things are beneficial to your walk with Christ, but is your relationship with Jesus flourishing? We’ll discuss this at length on this episode of The Kingdom Hero Show, so stick around.

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What’s the status of your relationship with Jesus? Are you close, or just casual acquaintances? Let’s examine that. Ready? Let the Kingdom Heroics begin!

– Show Intro –

Alrighty folks, let’s start with our mission statement: To advance the Kingdom of God through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness.

Our central theme passage of scripture is from Micah 6:8… “Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” With all this in mind, let’s jump into today’s episode. Okay…?

So this isn’t a new topic here, but it’s good to periodically remind ourselves just how vital it is to cultivate a strong relationship with our Lord and Savior. This is something that many people who call themselves Christians seem to struggle with continually. Today, I want to break down why that is, and what we can do about it.

First, I think we should ask ourselves honestly how we view being a Christian. What does that mean to you? Do you hold yourself to a higher standard, or do you live pretty much like anyone else in the world you’d consider a decent person?

Second, are you pursuing a closer relationship with Christ, or do you view that as just something that other people should do – like preachers or other church leaders? How often do you talk to God? Is your prayer life active? Is that even important to you?

Now, be honest. As I progressed through the questions I just asked, did you begin to feel uncomfortable? Did you start to feel bothered by thoughts that there’s more you should be doing as a Christian? Did you perhaps begin to provide yourself with excuses as to why you aren’t doing more?

Let’s consider for a moment what God’s own desire was (and is) for mankind. He created us in His own image, to be like Him. He walked and talked with Adam in the Garden of Eden, communing with His most prized creation. It’s apparent that He wanted to be close to us, to love and care for us, and fellowship with us on a daily basis. Then sin wrecked all of that when Adam and Eve disobeyed.

But even though there was punishment, God still loved us. Even when mankind became so wicked that God sent a great flood to wipe them out, He found one good man and spared him and his family. God treasures us so much, the Bible tells us that at the He sent us His own Son as the final means to redeem the human race from its sin.

These are the acts of a loving Creator who desires a close relationship with us. He has done more to demonstrate His great love than anyone else ever has. The sacrifice made through Jesus was the final solution to assure a way for us to spend eternity with Him. So, ya think maybe a strong relationship with the Lord is kinda important?

Now, I can picture a lot of your heads nodding and I can hear a few amens. It’s likely that most every Christian would say, “Yep, that’s right, I agree 100%!” We even have this saying a lot of us use from time to time – I’ve said it myself: “Christianity isn’t about religion but about a relationship.” And I’m not knocking that – it’s a true statement. But saying you believe it and actually living like it are two very different things.

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I’m talking to Christians, here. This is a clarion call for self-examination. If you are listening to this and feel the urge to give the old “but-but-but” defense, then your relationship with Jesus probably needs deepening.

Here are some classic examples… But I go to church every Sunday. But I pay my tithes. But I listen to the preacher. I sing along with the worship team. I read my Bible sometimes. I do this, and I do that, and I even avoid doing these other things that God doesn’t like. What more does He want? He wants a relationship with you.

Sure, it’s great to do all these things because you love Him. But there’s more to a relationship than the things you do. Husbands and wives, you hopefully enjoy doing things for each other that demonstrate your love and affection for one another. But is that all there is to your relationship? No, of course not. You also place great value in other things, like just spending quality time together. It should be the same with God.

The deeper we examine this, it becomes less about what you do and more about how you live. I’m referring to how you prioritize your life, who and what comes first, and so on. How do you prioritize your time? Who or what would the evidence suggest is most important to you?

I’ve often mentioned how the marriage relationship is a picture of the kind of closeness God wants to share with us. Would your relationship with your spouse grow if you only spent a couple of hours together one day a week? How long do you think that marriage would even last? Crazy, huh? And this is precisely why a lot of Christians still fail to establish a meaningful relationship with Christ.

For this type of deep relationship to be established, grow, and be a success, it must be a daily pursuit. When Jesus taught the Disciples how to pray, Luke 11:3 quotes Him as saying, “Give us our daily bread.” This isn’t simply talking about physical sustenance, but that which also sustains us spiritually, emotionally, and otherwise. A truth echoed in the scripture Jesus used to rebuke satan during the temptation, “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”

So, in order to truly live, we need our daily bread, the Word of God. Who is the embodiment of God’s Word? Who is the embodiment of God in the flesh? Who is said to be the bread of life, the manna that came from heaven? Hello! Jesus is! He is our daily bread. We celebrate His birth in that little town of Bethlehem, and did you this Hebrew word – which is pronounced beth-LEK-hem – actually means “house of bread”? Do you think that’s just coincidence?

Just as Jesus was made physically alive within the virgin Mary, His mother, the Word of God should also be made alive within us. But whereas the Christ-child required a pure vessel to deliver Him and bring Him forth into this world, this Bread from Heaven – having fulfilled all He came to accomplish – has the power to deliver us from the bonds of this world and purify us from within! This is certainly cause for joyous celebration!

And we read in chapter 4 of Paul’s letter to the Galatians of his great concern and distress regarding them. What was it that troubled him so much? He was addressing people who had come to know God but were falling back into old habits and bad practices because they weren’t seeking a proper relationship with God.

He said in verse 9, “now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?” And further down in verse 19, because he has tried to teach them and feels like he has failed, Paul refers to them as, “my little children, for whom I am again in the anguish of childbirth until Christ is formed in you!”

See, Paul chose strong words with powerful meaning to illustrate just how important their spiritual well-being was to him. Likewise, we ought to place the greatest of emphasis on cultivating our relationship with Jesus. Can you honestly say that you have made this a priority in your life? Have you made the time, the room, and the effort for Christ to be formed in you?

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So the question is, how. How can we see to it that we are cultivating the kind of closeness to God that we need, the kind of meaningful relationship that will enrich and enhance our lives? Well, He certainly didn’t make it difficult for us – we tend to make things difficult for ourselves. No, God made it pretty simple. He’s already at the door, you only need to open it and truly invite Him in.

In Revelation 3:20, He plainly states, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Now that doesn’t sound hard at all, does it? But let me put in more relatable terms for ya.

It’s easy to just say, hey you should pray more. But we often aren’t quite sure how to talk to this all-powerful being that we can’t see. In one of my old GC videos – season 1, episode 6 – I addressed the question, “How Do I Talk to God?” I said that, while reverence is important, we really should speak to God like He’s the best and closest friend we ever had – because He is. Be yourself, be real, and don’t think you have to use a bunch of Christianese words that you don’t normally use.

God loves you for you. So don’t try to be something you’re not. And don’t over-complicate things. Just talk to Him. And do it often. Every day. Several times a day. When things are going great, thank Him. If things aren’t going well, tell Him how you feel. Take everything to Him: your needs, your cares, your concerns, your heartache, your joys, and perhaps even that silly sense of humor He gave you.

See, God just wants to be with you. He wants to be part of your daily life. And we need that, too. We need His presence and companionship. We need to know He is always there for us. And we need Him to give us the daily bread that nourishes our entire being – body, mind, and spirit. Having a strong relationship with the Lord means never ever having to be alone.

Jesus is not an imaginary friend. He’s the friend that sticks closer than a brother, and He will never betray or forsake you. And frankly, I can’t imagine my life without Him. I talk to Him every day, when I wake up, when I’m on the road, when I’m about to eat, when I need to make a tough decision, and when I go to bed. He has been the one constant when everything else in life goes berserk. He’s why I’m still sain after all the craziness that’s happened. He’s what brings me joy in every circumstance. And yes, He’s my daily bread. Dude, He’s as real as it gets. I’m just sayin’.

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Answering Your Questions, and An Ignored Crisis

Episode 56

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Hey everyone! On this episode, I’ll be reading some comments I’ve received and also answer a few questions you’ve submitted via the contact form. I encourage all of you to do that, go to KingdomHeroBlog.com/contact – that’s KingdomHeroBlog.com/contact. Also on today’s show, I want to talk about an epidemic that is being widely ignored. It is indeed a national crisis. We’ll get into that later on. But your questions and comments are first on the agenda. So, let the Kingdom Heroics begin!

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Alrighty then. I am stoked to finally get into some of the comments and questions we’ve received here at the Kingdom Hero Show. First, let’s start with our mission statement: To advance the Kingdom of God through study of the Word and making real-world application of Godly character and Kingdom-mindedness.

Our central theme passage of scripture is from Micah 6:8… “Seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” With all this in mind, let’s jump into today’s episode and get to some comments and questions. Okay…?

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Jack in Doraville, GA – My wife got me started listening to your program a few months ago. I’m glad you’re back now doing more. You really got me thinking recently about some things. I especially enjoyed your interview with your pastor, and the recent show about the unseen enemy. God bless you, and keep telling it like it is.

Thank you, Jack. And thank your wife for me. Great to have you both as listeners. And I’m always gratified when I can make people think. We need to do more of that. Thinking for ourselves, rather than having the mainstream media tell us what to think.

Paula in Sandy Springs – Enjoy the show. I used to read your blog, but I’m a bigger fan of the podcast. I was saddened to hear of your father’s passing last year. Hope your family is adjusting and doing well. Thank you for being a voice in the wilderness that is the internet.

Ooh, I like that. A voice in the wilderness that is the internet. That’s awesome. I’m gonna have to use that in a future promo for the show or something. Love it. Thanks so much for the condolences as well, Paula!

Emil in Lakeland, FL – Greetings to you, Stacy or is it Stace? Not sure how you say it. I am from Turkey, but have lived in the US for 24 years. First heard your internet program last week so I am new. Can you please explain to me the reason why you feel Christian people should be involved greatly in the process of the government and politics? I happen to agree but want your perspective on this matter. Thank you!

First of all, thank you, Emil, for the thoughtful question. I’ll address it in a moment. But regarding my name, it is in fact Stacey, S-T-A-C-E-Y, however I have gone by the shortened version “Stace,” S-T-A-C-E, for most of my life. I just drop the Y off the end. So, yeah. It’s just Stace.

As to your question about the need for Christians to be involved in the American governmental process, politics, and so forth… I strongly believe that it’s vital to the security and sovereignty of our nation, and I’m happy to explain why. But for the sake of argument, let me put the Christian aspect aside for a moment. I hope it will become clear why as I go through this.

We have a unique situation here in the United States – not just unique, but also marvelous and inspired. I really believe that. See, our founding fathers knew first-hand what tyranny was like. They understood oppression. They had endured their fair share of it under the rule of King George in England. So when they struck out to start a new country of their own, they were quite adamant about establishing a system in which they could govern themselves. These were some very intelligent people.

The result was a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. The people had the responsibility of electing, or choosing, their governing officials who would then represent them and their interests. If these representatives ever stepped out of line or ceased to perform their duties adequately, they could be replaced by the people in the next election. Those elected officials were motivated to stay true to their constituents, knowing others would be elected in their place otherwise. But somewhere along the way, this system was circumvented by the special interests of the corrupt.

I contend that we, as Americans, owe it to our founders as well as to our posterity to right these wrongs and put our nation back on track. I’ll bring our duty as Christians into the mix in a bit, but make no mistake, it is our responsibility as Americans to make sure this country is kept on its original footing. Freedom doesn’t happen automatically. No, it has to be protected and nurtured.

We have to hold our elected officials accountable. As the people from whom their power is derived, we have a responsibility to be engaged and make sure that they are truly being representative of us. When they aren’t serving our best interests, we better call them on the carpet for that. This idea that we should just sit back, stay in our lane, let them just go on unchecked, that is exceedingly dangerous and it’s not how our Constitutional Republic was designed to function.

Now, as to Emil’s question about our involvement as Christians… Even the founders knew that, if the new nation was going to last, it would need to be guided by some basic moral principles. They took that moral guidance directly from the scriptures. In fact, they cited 27 specific Biblical violations when writing the Declaration of Independence. Biblical truth is found throughout the founding documents. Obviously, it was important to them.

52 of the 55 men who formed the Constitution were active members of their churches. These were people who even believed that the moral precepts of the Bible itself should be taught in schools. Thomas Jefferson called the Bible “the cornerstone of American liberty,” and it was placed in the schools as a guiding standard. Patrick Henry, who is famous for saying, “Give me liberty or give me death,” was also quoted as proclaiming that our country was founded on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

During that time, James Madison said, “We’ve staked our future on our ability to follow the Ten Commandments.” In his farewell address, George Washington said, “You can’t have national morality apart from religious principle.” Decades later, Abraham Lincoln said, “The philosophy of the schoolroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that these people knew the importance of Godly influence within our government.

And if we, as Americans, have a duty to keep our elected officials in line, then don’t we, as Christians, have a similar and even more profound duty to effect a positive impact on the soul of America? I believe we do. And I believe there is even precedent for it in scripture. Among other examples, Daniel was a Godly man who gave wise counsel to the Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar. And though he didn’t always stick to it, king Nebo also gained spiritual insight from the 3 Hebrew youths who refused to bow down to his idol.

My point is that, if WE don’t offer the righteous standard for others to see and stand up against tyranny and injustice, then WHO will? We are called to be salt and light to this world. If we aren’t doing these things, speaking out for the unborn, against false-accusers, and more, then we have forsaken our call as Christians. If we’re not doing God’s work and advancing His Kingdom, then we’re doing the other thing. And I don’t want to be one of those people on judgment day who God looks upon and says, “Depart from Me, you workers of iniquity, for I never knew you.”

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Cassandra in McMinnville, TN – Saw a link to your podcast on Facebook in a friend’s post and decided to check it out. To my surprise, you’re not the religious republican blow-hard I expected you to be. Some of your views are pretty mellow compared to others in your circle. I would be interested to hear what you think about drinking alcohol. Is it a sin or no?

Okay. First off, thank you for the question, uh, Cassandra. Folks, I gotta tell ya, I’ve got all kinds of bells and stuff going off in my head right now. Something about this question, and I may be wrong, but I believe I need to address this subject with complete clarity and a degree of caution. If I’m mistaken about the nature of this, then I sincerely apologize, but it feels a lot like a set up. Regardless, let me offer my response.

I would initially like to point out, as I have stated a number of times before, that you should for no reason ever base your own choices or dogma or whatever on what I say are my views. I am not under any circumstances supposed to be your ultimate standard or source. Always, always, measure anything I or anyone else says against what the Word of God says. Though I do want to lift up the standard here, I am not the standard – the Bible is the standard. Seek truth there.

Now, I have been asked this question in the past, and I have dealt with the topic of drinking at some length. I would direct you to the old web series I did a few years back called the GC. There was an episode in season one titled, “Is Drinking a Sin?” Season one, episode nine, in fact. You can find it on my YouTube channel.

In that video, I break down the question and examine several scriptures that support my own opinion on the matter. I encourage you to watch that video for all the reference material and Bible passages. But the gist of it is this: While the Bible does strongly warn us about the dangers of drunkenness, or over-indulgence of alcohol, I can find no scripture that commands us to not drink.

Hold on, if that bothers you, just hang around, I’m not done. No, I don’t see anything in the Bible that explicitly says don’t drink. To the contrary, it is in fact well documented in scripture that Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine, He and His Disciples are said to have drank wine, and it was also known in Biblical times that wine even had medicinal qualities. In one of Paul’s letters to Timothy, he advised him to take a little wine for his stomach problems.

Some of you may take issue with the things I’ve just stated, but I want to make it clear that this should not become a source of contention for believers. Study the Word, make sure that your beliefs are based in scripture and not tradition, and leave it at that. If this is a stumbling block for you, then you’re probably better off staying away from alcohol.

Having said all this, I’d like to point out one other thing that concerns me about this question of drinking being a sin. And please hear me when I say this. Even if you believe it’s not sinful, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t cause problems in your life. I would sincerely ask that you take an honest assessment of yourself before taking a drink. And I will admit to you that what I’m about to say comes from my own observations and experiences.

Often times, when someone asks a question like this one, they’re looking for an excuse to do something. If I’d flatly said, yes drinking is a sin, I would have been met with all the Bible quotes and reasons why I’m wrong. And worse yet, by answering, drinking itself isn’t a sin per sè, now there are those who would use this as an excuse to drink – knowing full well that their intent is to get drunk. As I said before, the Bible clearly warns us to avoid drunkenness.

Bottom line, if you can’t drink without the motivation of getting sloshed, you’re better off not drinking. There are some great reasons why we’re told not to become drunk. It can and often does lead to other very bad things. Over-indulgence of alcohol will impair your judgment, lower your inhibitions, and make it more likely that you’ll do inadvisable things you wouldn’t do otherwise. It often leads to dangerous situations, illegal activity, horrible accidents, alcohol poisoning, liver disease, or even death.

Understand, that the phrase well Jesus drank DOES NOT MEAN He got snooker-faced. It’s not a license for you to go out and get drunk. Jesus did NOT abuse alcohol. And we’re often warned in scripture about the adverse effects of over-indulgence of many things, whether it’s over drinking or over eating or whatever. And if you take nothing else away from this, I want you to remember this – in fact, write it down because it’s absolutely scriptural. Ready? If your drinking causes your brother to stumble, don’t do it.

You might say, “But I’m not getting drunk, I’m just having one cold beer because it goes great with hot wings!” Right? Hey, I’ve been there, I know. But if your friend who knows you’re a Christian – perhaps you’ve even been witnessing to this person – and he or she sees you drinking alcohol, it can easily send the wrong message. That one little beer you think is harmless may instead have a very detrimental impact on that dear friend. Trust me, you do NOT want to be responsible for that.

We have to be wise in our actions. How? How can we be wise? Study the Word of God, and follow not only those things that are clearly commanded, but also the wise warnings of things to avoid. Remember that, just because you can do something, it doesn’t necessarily follow that you should do that thing.

Much like a similar discussion we’ve had about rights and freedoms – having the right to do something doesn’t always mean you should. It may even be lawfully okay, but still be a very bad idea. We need wisdom to know the difference, and that wisdom is found in God’s Word.

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Thanks again to those who sent in comments and questions. I hope to get to more of them in the future. I encourage you to message me through the contact form on the website, KingdomHeroBlog.com/contact – that’s KingdomHeroBlog.com/contact. Or leave a voice message at Anchor.fm/kingdomhero/messages – again, that’s Anchor.fm/kingdomhero/messages. Either way, I’d love for you to be part of the show.

OPM Addiction

Now, I have one last thing I want to hit on before wrapping up this episode. There’s a long-standing addiction problem in Washington DC, been going on for a very long time. Could it be referred to as a major crisis? Yes, absolutely it IS a huge crisis and with far-reaching effects. It’s not a secret either. This addiction has been known about for many years as well.

What am I talking about? I’m talking about an OPM addiction. Now listen carefully, don’t misunderstand me here. I’m not saying the majority of people in DC have an opium addiction. No, I’m saying they have an OPM addiction – an addiction to Other People’s Money. They want it, they have to have it, they’re dependent upon it, they rant and rave if they don’t get enough of it, and they will do everything they can to get as much of it as possible, plus their craving for it is constantly increasing! As is our national debt.

Now if you or I were to continually spend money we don’t have, we would eventually max out our credit and owe mountains of debt. This is generally recognized as an extremely unwise practice. But our government has been doing it for years – decades, even! The total US deficit is currently in the trillions of dollars. Yes, I said TRILLIONS. Talk about out of control spending! And it cannot possibly continue forever. At some point, if not rectified, there will be an enormous economic collapse – the likes of which will make The Great Depression seem like little more than a financial hiccup.

This is a serious problem that has been largely ignored. And it’s not just the government’s problem, it’s ours. After all, the government gets its revenue from taxing you and me. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re already being taxed nearly half of our earnings. There’s income tax, sales tax, property tax, a tax on interest, a tax on capital gains, gasoline tax, and even a death tax on whatever you leave behind. The government taxes us for so many things, it’s near impossible to track.

But all those taxes would never generate enough revenue to pay down our national debt. Especially when they keep spending more than they can take in. And then, the federal reserve compounds the problem by printing more money. This is the solution for those who keep running up our gargantuan deficit? To just print more cash? That’s what causes inflation and devalues the dollars we do have.

Simple economics. Introducing more cash into an already struggling economy creates a situation where there are suddenly more dollars chasing after less products. Why? Because, while the fed can print up new money like it’s free, the government doesn’t actually produce anything. There’s no increase in goods and services, but now there’s more money in circulation, meaning it takes more money to purchase those goods and services. Prices increase on everything – boom, inflation!

And while there have been several pushes in the past for government to balance the budget, and plans were presented to do so, there hasn’t been a willingness in DC to really try to stick to it. Every time one side introduces a measure to cut spending, the other side turns it into a political tool and claims the spending cuts are too drastic and will cause irreparable harm to the people. Eventually, all efforts to work toward reducing the deficit end up being abandoned due to political nonsense.

How long are we the people going to just sit back and let these crooks sell our country’s future down the river? There’s virtually zero accountability when the corruption runs as deep as it does now. Members of Congress continue to vote themselves raises, and spend taxpayer money on frivolous garbage and failed government programs, print more cash which makes what little money they let us keep worth less and less, while the deficit continues to skyrocket to mind-boggling levels.

Here’s what Elon Musk recently had to say about President Biden’s Build Back Broke plan. Now, I’m not a huge fan of Musk. I think he’s said some things that were pretty out there, but I admit this – he IS a very smart man, and his current net worth is almost 300 billion dollars. I mention that because it means he’s too rich to be cancelled by the left, and he has said several things that really sets off the leftist media, things I do agree with – he has spoken out against the vaccine, and then he also made strong statements against Biden’s huge spending bill during a recent interview. Listen…

[Elon Musk clip: “the spending is so far above revenue, it’s insane…”]

Yes, it’s what I’ve been driving at here. If we do not cut government spending, something really bad will undoubtedly happen. Elon also, in this same interview, made one of the most poignant comments about the government I’ve ever heard. Specifically, he was asked about the government’s handling of the vaccine, but he began talking about how the government takeover of everything from healthcare to whatever – taking these things out of the private sector – is dangerous. This one will blow your mind, check it out…

[clip: “government is biggest corporation with a monopoly on violence…”]

Brutal, honest, truth right there. Our government has become the largest corporation with a monopoly on violence, for which we have practically no recourse. It has become a monster. Another word we might use would be beast. Am I saying our government is the beast mentioned in the Bible? No, I’m not. But its corruption runs deep, and it is certainly a beast in one sense of the word.

If there is ever going to be a spirit of sanity restored to this thing, it will likely take some fervent prayers and spiritual warfare waged by the people of God. That’s you, and that’s me. And folks, the time is now. I’m just sayin’.

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