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You Hungry for the Truth Yet?

Episode 70

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here’s what some of them had to say…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In the News, the Assault on Our Most Basic Freedoms

Episode 69

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which brings us to this article from the Daily Caller…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 68

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Episode 67

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew 7:15

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

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

Matthew 16:12

Beware the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

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

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

Isaiah 54:16-17

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

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

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

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For the Record – Faith, Twitter, and Kingdom Response

Episode 66

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

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

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Okay, let’s jump into it folks!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congrats to Joe on this crowning achievement!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Romans 12:17-19

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

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

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

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

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What is Divine Orchestration?

Episode 65

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

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

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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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