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Bob Dylan - False Prophet (Official Lyric Video)






-Michael Flynn

I was once told if we’re not careful, 2 percent of the passionate will control 98 percent of the indifferent 100 percent of the time.

The more I’ve thought about this phrase, the more I believe it. There is now a small group of passionate people working hard to destroy our American way of life. Treason and treachery are rampant and our rule of law and those law enforcement professionals who uphold our laws are under the gun more than at any time in our nation’s history. These passionate 2 percent appear to be winning.

Despite there being countless good people trying to come to grips with everything else on their plates, our silent majority (the indifferent) can no longer be silent.




by Mark Marshall 
Today we are experiencing two hijackings, or at least attempted hijackings, with both similarities with and differences from what I experienced in the 80’s: looters, arsonists, and domestic terrorists using initially peaceful George Floyd protests to commit their crimes and the “social justice” woke Left attempting to convert orthodox Bible-believing denominations, such as the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) and the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), into pushing a left-of-center sociopolitical agenda. They have already succeeded with Christianity Today, CRU, InterVarsity and other major organs of “Big Evangelicalism.”

I do not presume to know whether or when walking away as I did in the 80’s is the best response. But as one who has seen too much of these sorts of things and their aftermath, may I make some suggestions? Yes, humor an old man who has seen a lot and listen.

An important first step is not to be na├»ve as I was in 1980. Be aware that the Left likes to hijack just about everything. Heck, they even hijack comic books and shaving products. So did you really think they would be satisfied with taking over the “mainline” denominations? Did you think they would be content with peaceful protests of the George Floyd killing and racist abuses of authority remaining both peaceful and about the George Floyd killing and racist abuses of authority?

Today’s Left has a totalitarian impulse that will not satisfied until it controls everything, including your church. Be aware of that.



-Thom S. Rainer

Rankings as January 2020 (numbers in parentheses are 2011 rankings) 
  1. New International Version (NIV) (1)
  2. King James Version (KJV) (2)
  3. New Living Translation (NLT) (4)
  4. English Standard Version (ESV) (5)
  5. New King James Version (NKJV) (3)
  6. Christian Standard Bible (CSB) (6)
  7. Reina Valera (RV) (not ranked)
  8. New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) (9)
  9. The Message (Message) (8)
  10. New American Standard Bible (NASB) (7)





Sidney Powell: Inside the Michael Flynn Case and DOJ Reform
-Jan Jekielek




Brian Simmons: The Book of Genesis in The Passion Translation
-Shaun Tabatt





The Candace Owens Show: Marc Lamont Hill

Candace Owens and Marc Lamont Hill discuss race relations in America from opposite ends of the political aisle.


 



“The Second American Revolutionary/Civil War is inevitable, it is right, and it will be successful.”

Rick Joyner: Is America on the Cusp of a Second Civil War? 
-Sid Roth








Rick Joyner talks with David Barton and Brad Cummings about the sermon that George Whitefield preached to a small mining community that may have given birth to the idea that all men are created equal.






Dear 'Woke' Christian: Marxism & Christianity Do Not Mix: Jason Mattera
-Doug Giles



The skinny jeans. The nonfunctional glasses. The spray tans. The tight muscle shirts. The obscene shopping bill at Nordstrom. And the social justice sermons more fitting for the faculty lounge at Wellesley than for a Bible-believing church. Behold, the Woke Pastor, and he’s gunning for your White Privilege and ready to tackle America’s systemic racism, one vegan protein shake at a time. 

There are myriad examples of the Woke Pastor today, with ministers falling over themselves publicly to prove their progressive bona fides in the wake of George Floyd’s awful death. Let’s focus on two in particular. Both lead megachurches on different ends of the country. Both are considered dynamic preachers with A-list followers. Both are viewed as models by media elites on how to render Christianity “cool” and “relevant” to the unchurched. And both exemplify the disturbing trend among young Christian leaders to align with culture, rather than speak truth prophetically to it....




 
He Used To Be Trans—Here’s What He Wants Everyone To Know: Walt Heyer
Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker who formerly identified as transgender. He is the author of several books and through his website, SexChangeRegret.com, Heyer raises public awareness about those who regret gender change and the tragic consequences suffered as a result. He shared his story and warned against implementing radical hormonal and surgical interventions for gender dysphoric children. 




 The Digital Battlefield: Exclusive PRAYING MEDIC Interview
-Ben & Rob (Edge of Wonder)
Dave Hayes, aka “Praying Medic,” has become one of the top researchers, decoders, and citizen journalists in the Q movement. Dave works tirelessly uncovering and sharing the truth and predictions contained in Q drops, and exposing the lies of the Deep State.



Response to Dana Coverstone's 3 Dreams
-Michael French
This video was recorded to provide a response to Dana Coverstone's 3 Dreams regarding spiritual/natural events coming in Fall of 2020. The response is intended for the Patria Ministries family, however, it is recognized that it may be shared beyond that family. It is my hope that this response both honor's Pastor Coverstone and adds to the understanding of the response called for by the dreams.



-Johnny & Elizabeth Enlow

Excerpts from the article:

A pastor Dana from Kentucky has released a set of dreams that have garnered a huge amount of attention. Many have been sending me these dreams asking my thoughts on them. I will right upfront, boldly and bluntly tell you they are not the will of God for us, and secondly that the sharing of the dreams violates all sorts of prophetic protocol. Though I am mentioning Pastor Dana it is intended as an illustrative opportunity, as I have received innumerable judgment dreams over the years that have never borne out. Now let me explain.

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By his own admission he is not a prophet and so that could go into his lack of understanding how to wield the prophetic. If this gets to him perhaps he could consider what I write.

The fact that this set of dreams has made the rounds in a hurry and that over a million have now seen it in a few days is no sign to me of it being from God. I am not a novice in the prophetic. The climate of fear is great and conducive to this. For about 50 years I have watched a phenomenon, particularly in the United States, of dreams, visions, or books of impending judgment becoming massively popular— Whether it is Hal Lindsey’s, “The Late Great Planet Earth” of 1970 or David Wilkerson’s 1973, “The Vision”— whom people still view and quote as a prophet— we have a Christian fascination and gullibility to prophets of judgment. 

We have a few young “prophets” arising, doing the same today. In both of the books I just mentioned it was all about catastrophic judgments in our day and to beware of “false prophets.” 

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We have now gone almost 50 years since those multi-million selling books were released and listen to me clearly— THEY WERE WRONG AND NOT PROPHETIC AT ALL. The capacity to warn does not make you a prophet. David Wilkerson followed with “Racing Toward Judgment” in 1976. 

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I could write on and on what I have observed and studied into over the last 50 years. Here are some famous names who have written “judgment” books that have sold millions: Jack Van Impe, John Hagee, Mark Biltz, Gary Blevins, Edgar Whisenant, and Harold Camping. Even John Paul Jackson, who I loved and who gave me perhaps the key prophetic word over my life, is now best known for his “The Perfect Storm” vision of massive judgment on America that he gave in 2008 and really did not roll out in his timetable. 

Jonathan Cahn became a household name by his book “The Harbinger” which stated that “the die has been cast” on America and devastating judgment was on the way. Perhaps his willingness to add an escape hope-clause of “apart from a miracle from God” is a silver lining to that message— though it was greatly under-emphasized. Doom sells in America and especially so in the church.

The common thread throughout these decades and even the preceding decades, which also warned of imminent judgment, was that “the church must repent.” Since this message is always true, as no one, not one, is perfect—  its’ shelf-life goes on and on and on. The church has to repent of lukewarmness, of love of money, of loving pleasure, of not enough prayer, not enough time in the Bible, pride, envy, gossip, not caring for the poor. Pastors are seen as particularly guilty of these sins, as well as squelching the Holy Spirit. 

A sin-conscious church is always at the expectancy of judgment, and it is wise to know— you will never stop expecting judgment if you remain sin-conscious. Sin-consciousness corrects nothing, and believe me I grew up in the most stringent, sin-conscious movement imaginable. 

Since “WHAT you focus on you make room for”— the end result of this focus was increased sin and increased expectation of judgment. Doomsday prophets ALWAYS are sin-conscious and speak frequently on “holiness.” Holiness is always a good theme but it ONLY comes by allowing more of Him who is holy into your life. WHO you focus on you make room for, as well. 

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The problem with Pastor Dana’s dreams is that they connect to "second heaven” revelation (remember Elisha’s servant?). This is insight into Satan’s scroll of intention, rather than what is coming from the "third heaven" war room of heaven. This is always a big mistake. Satan is ALWAYS planning doom and devastation, and for someone to see it is RARELY helpful— and NEVER so, if it doesn’t lay out a track of hope which only comes from Heaven’s purview. Yes, Satan accomplished some of what Pastor Dana saw last year, but it will not be what demarcates this year as historic in the annals of the kingdom. Instead, we will see Nahum 1:3 be the testimony of heaven. God had His way in the storm and we all crossed over. 

Remember when Jesus and His disciples went into a boat to cross over to the other side and a great storm came upon them in Mark 4? Was “the storm” the great takeaway from that story? Would it really have been helpful if, say John, could have told a dream where he saw a storm coming on them so they could “brace themselves”…? Did the storm come so they could get practice in “bracing themselves” and in “storm survival techniques”? Was not the astounding takeaway for the disciples the fact that Jesus had authority— even over the “brace yourself” storms? Second big takeaway was “and you should have stopped it yourselves."

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Perhaps the biggest consistent oversight from the prophetic dreams, visions, and books on judgment of the last 50 years is that NONE saw the actual, true evil on the planet God was observing and IS judging in 2020. It is “the deep state”, “the swamp”, “the new world order”, "the globalist agenda”, “the illuminati”, “freemasonry”, and other co-conspirators against God. 

Have you noticed that more and more the conspiracy theories of our day are bearing out to be conspiracy facts? While we the church keep prophesying death and devastation on America and the world, because the church is not driven by sin-consciousness of relatively petty sins, we have God looking at those who not only have killed millions and millions of His kids but were on the verge of implementing a plan that would have shortly wiped out at least two-thirds of the world population. They are in fact still attempting it in all we see playing out in society— AND THIS IS WHAT GOD IS JUDGING!!! 

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Let me guess NO ONE felt encouraged by Pastor Dana’s dreams. You may have turned it into prayer fodder but Pastor Dana made it pretty clear that there is not much of a point there. “Brace yourself” means it is a done deal. That in itself violates prophetic protocol because NO prophetic judgment word ever has a “brace yourself” component for HIS PEOPLE that implies nothing can be done about it. 

We are ALL given the 2 Cor. 5:19 minister of reconciliation mandate that man’s sins NOT be counted against them. The scriptures are replete of examples of judgment and calamity being averted through prayer and humility, and so the “brace yourself” component is at minimum faulty prophetic understanding. 

Jonah made the same error with a totally wicked, idolatrous Nineveh and found himself in depression that his “brace yourself” prophesy did not get fulfilled. Nineveh needed only to recognize their evil ways and say sorry to be spared 100 years— even though they never became godly by any stretch of the imagination. God is the opposite of trigger-happy with judgment. Give Him ANY excuse to show mercy on the masses and He does. It would be the ultimate cruelty to the nations of the world for Him to allow America to be dismantled at this time. Yes, we have deficiencies, and yes the church has sins, but we are literally the last bastion of freedom on the planet. God is NOT done with the nations of the world— and therefore NOT done with America. 

Stop Feeding on the Slop of Fear and Hopelessness





Bonhoeffer Small Group Bible Study by Eric Metaxas - Session One
Eric Metaxas will help you discover the major themes of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's writing and speaking and how he not only helped transform an entire faith community in Germany during World War II, but how his beliefs continue to impact the Christian faith of people throughout the world today.

Filmed on location in Germany, Metaxas will take you on a religious journey of Bonhoeffer's faith and why it has captured so many people's imaginations and how it has inspired the Christian faith of so many today. Pulling themes from all of his major books, Metaxas helps us understand why these spiritual truths meant so much to Bonhoeffer and how they can be an inspiration and challenge to our faith.




Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the four dissenting judges of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision to strike down Louisiana abortion restrictions, heavily criticized the majority's position.

The court's 5-4 ruling on Monday overturned a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to acquire admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic.

Thomas wrote that the court's "abortion precedents" are unconstitutional and that Roe v. Wade "should be overruled."

"Roe is grievously wrong for many reasons, but the most fundamental is that its core holding — that the Constitution protects a woman's right to abort her unborn child — finds no support in the text of the Fourteenth Amendment," Thomas wrote. "Because we can reconcile neither Roe nor its progeny with the text of our Constitution, those decisions should be overruled."

Thomas also argued that to understand that the Due Process Clause was written to protect a right to abortion is "farcical."

"It would no doubt shock the public at that time to learn that one of the new constitutional Amendments contained hidden within the interstices of its text a right to abortion," Thomas said. "The fact that it took this Court over a century to find that right all but proves that it was more than hidden – it simply was not (and is not) there."




 

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