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Love one another as Jesus has loved us.

Good words satisfy like a fine meal.
    Yes, good conversations are sure to satisfy.
Words have power in matters of life and death,
    and those who love them will savor their fruit.

Proverbs 18:20-21 (The Voice)

When Jesus returns there will be believers throughout the world that…

Embody Jesus. 

Uncompromisingly proclaim Papa’s truth and the Gospel— Papa’s heavenly treaty with earth’s inhabitants. 

Confidently reign over the territory Papa has bequeathed to them. 

Courageously confront evil. Evil that Jesus warned would intensify as the end of the age and His return neared. 

“You will be arrested, persecuted and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are My followers. Many will turn away from Me and betray and hate each other. Many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” Matthew 24:9-13

What can you do so that you are the one who endures to the end?

Pursue righteousness. Conform to Papa’s divine will in purpose, thought and action. 

Embrace holiness— be Christ-like. 

Reverently love Papa.

Cultivate a heart of faith, love, patience and gentleness. 

Tenaciously hold on to the promise of eternal life and its eternal rewards. 

Keep all of Papa’s precepts pure, unblemished, and faultless until Christ’s return.

Agree with this prayer of Paul the apostle.

May He grant you out of the riches of His glory, to be strengthened and spiritually energized with power through His Spirit in your inner-self. Indwelling your innermost being and personality so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through your faith. 

May you, having been deeply rooted and securely grounded in love, be fully capable of comprehending with all the saints– God’s people the width and length and height and depth of His love. Fully experiencing that amazing, endless love. That you may come to know practically, through personal experience the love of Christ which far surpasses mere knowledge without experience. 

That you may be filled up throughout your being to all the fullness of God. So that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself. Ephesians 3:16-19

PERSECUTION: “hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs” (Oxford Languages)

This means that God’s holy people must endure persecution patiently, obeying His commands and maintaining their faith in Jesus.

Revelation 14:12 

New Living Translation

Censorship in America has ramped up since the despicable riot at the Capital. Thanks to social media, mainstream news, universities and corporations. Cancel culture is on a rampage.

Many are celebrating this culture coup. Silencing the voice of the opposition is a dream come true. 

BUT

It is a nightmare for the future of freedom of speech in America. 

Freedom of speech is fundamental to maintaining a republic and a civilization. The founding fathers understood this. Making freedom of speech the first constitutional amendment. Knowing that the republic would not weather the future storms that precede change without the exploration of differing ideas— belief systems. Embracing debate, not the echo chamber.

No matter your political, religious, cultural beliefs, the abolishment of free speech cannot be endorsed, applauded.

Why?

CONTROL the narrative.

CONTROL the way people think.

CONTROL people.

Jesus and the early Church lived amidst turmoil and unpredictability. Violent revolts, uprisings, crime and Roman oppression characterized the time period. Yet, hope reigned because of the Gospel. The promise of a regenerated heart and an immortal body sustained people during this turbulent time period. 

Nothing has changed. The times today are just as chaotic and unpredictable. People are disillusioned and frightened because they’ve discovered what was once…

Solid ground is now shifting sand. 

Your compass to navigate the unknown is no longer reliable.

Your life is shattered into pieces so small that putting them back together is impossible. You must begin again.

FEAR NOT! 

Jesus has the roadmap to your future. 

Allow you faith in Jesus to envision a future of hope. One in which the anticipation, appreciation and acceptance of change is both positive and fruitful. 

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever.

So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now. Rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:16-1

Allow you faith in Jesus to give you permission to peaceably rest in Papa’s arms. Believing these words of comfort and support. 

“Because he set his love on Me, therefore I will save him. I will set him securely on high because he knows My name. He confidently trusts and relies on Me. Knowing I will never abandon him. No. Never.

He will call upon Me, and I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble. I will rescue him and honor him. With a long life I will satisfy him and I will let him see My salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16

Only faith in Jesus allows you to… 

Peer into the abyss of the unknown and not be afraid. 

Confidently face the challenges of life and fulfill your Kingdom destiny. 

Stand on holy ground in the presence of Almighty God. 

Confidently say, “I had only heard about You before, but now I have seen You with my own eyes.” Job:42:5

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