by Bill Perkins, Executive Director Compass International
Satan is the god of this world.
Satan is the father of lies.
We are aliens on this planet.
If Satan is the god of this world, and the father of lies, then it’s not a stretch to think that all the people on the earth are being lied to in one form or another, all the time. The only thing we can trust is the Bible.
So as Believers we look to the Lord to meet our needs. He is our sustainer. But we still have to live as aliens on a planet full of lies, waiting for God to redeem the earth from Satan’s control.
And as we mover closer to Rapture, we can easily see many of the end time events beginning to line-up. For instance, people of earth are looking more and more to the government to meet their basic needs–moving toward a one-world government.
But can the Government meet our basic needs?
The fruit of kicking God out of government is growing exponentially. If I could only use one word to describe it all, it would be “lies.”
Let’s face it, if you’re not seeking God, you ARE seeking Satan, who is “a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44
It’s gotten to the point I don’t want to trust any government official, because I think they’re all liars!
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it has. It’s not just the President, the IRS and State Department that have been lying to us.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is just as guilty. For decades, they have allowed poison into the food supply. Yes, poison!
It’s an incredible statement to make but our grocery store FOOD is killing us! And they won’t tell you the truth.
Apparently there are a LOT of people who already know the problems with the food we consume daily. I admit I’ve been asleep at the wheel regarding this subject and am just now taking the time to look into it. But with very little research, the facts are shocking to say the least.
And I must apologize for rolling my eyes every time somebody would try to tell me things not to eat. I just couldn’t believer our food delivery system was that unhealthy. But it is… it’s atrocious.
Gallup tells us that 2/3′s of Americans are overweight. Duh. Look around. Seems higher than that.
But is all that extra weight due “lack of exercise” and “poor diet?” I will show you facts that say “no.”
Diabetes is skyrocketing. 20 million Americans have diabetes and another 57 million have pre-diabetes. What happened in the 70s and 90s that caused diabetes cases to escalate? Read on.
Another huge consequence of eating food on the “approved” list is heart disease. Some 75 million Americans have heart disease and the numbers continue to climb, despite millions on diets or drugs that lower cholesterol.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. 600,000 people will die of heart disease this year, one out of every four people. More people will die of heart disease this year than all other causes combined!
New research is showing that the major factors contributing to America’s weight gain, heart disease and diabetes are:
1) Chemicals that the FDA has approved to be
injected into animals we eat
2) Chemicals approved to be added to the foods
3) Genetically modified (GMO) plants that both
our animals eat or we directly consume.
You won’t hear this on TV. Or from the government. But what you are about to read is true.
Fact: Over 70% of the antibiotics used in this country are used in animal food production. What’s in the animals we eat affect each and every one of us.
Many, and some argue most, of today’s health problems like autoimmune disorders, food reactions, Alzheimer’s and heart problems begin in our gastrointestinal tract (GI)– stomach, intestines and all digestive organs.
If our GI can’t digest foods, or the chemicals added to processed foods, it becomes inflamed and our immune system doesn’t function properly. And therefore we are more likely to get sick, develop allergies, become resistant to antibiotics, etc.
And for the last 50 years or so, our GI has been getting more than it can handle! Hence the problems.
Dr. Dwight Lundell, who has preformed over 5,000 open heart surgeries, has thrown the medical community on its head by releasing a letter of apology last year. In his letter of apology he stated, contrary to supposedly scientific opinion, that cholesterol is not the problem in heart disease.
Dr. Lundell explains that it’s the inflammation in the walls of the blood vessels that causes the cholesterol to accumulate.
“I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator — inflammation in their arteries.” Dr. Dwight Lundell
He goes on to state in no uncertain terms, that for decades we’ve been treating the symptoms, and not the problem. The problem is caused by the chemicals and altered/modified DNA (referred to as GMO) in the foods we’re eating, not high fat diets. In fact, the low fat diets CONTRIBUTE to the inflammation!
Cholesterol buildup in arteries is caused by inflammation in arteries, not from eating too much fat or red meat!
Inflammation is your body’s natural defense to unnatural substances like bacteria, toxins or viruses.
As we continue to pummel our bodies with foreign chemicals that we can’t process, inflammation is generated causing cholesterol to accumulate in our arteries. The result is high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, stroke and heart disease.
So again, the problem is not cholesterol but rather the foods we eat that damage the walls and cell lining of our arteries. These chemicals also affect the delicate balance of natural and God-given good bacteria in our stomach and intestines that aid in digestion and work against infection.
The heart-breaker is that 60 countries ban GMO foods we digest daily. In 1988, at a scientific conference called “International Federation of Organic Agriculture” they released this statement about GMO foods: “There are unacceptable risks involved: threats to human health, a negative and irreversible environmental impact, incompatibility with sustainable agriculture, and a violation of rights for both farmers and consumers.”
In Europe, GMO food products must be labeled. But not here in America. Below are some reasons other countries have banned foods that we’re eating.
In a nutshell, don’t eat it. It is estimated that some 85% to 90% of corn grown in the United States is GMO — has been genetically modified (which is basically changing the DNA) so that it can withstand massive chemical spraying.
Known as “NK603 Roundup-resistant,” farmers can spray gargantuan amounts of toxic vegetation killer and only the corn survives.
There is another corn Monsanto distributes called “Bt.” It has been genetically modified so that when insects eat the corn, it kills them. Let me repeat. When insects eat the corn, it kills the insects!
That means we’re eating pesticide poison when we eat corn. And the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) admit pesticide is a carcinogen (cancer causing agent).
Sherbrooke University Hospital in Quebec did a study that found the Bt toxin was detected in the blood of 93% of pregnant woman, 80% of babies and 67% of non-pregnant women.
But tinkering with God’s DNA footprint has it’s downside. Bt has been toxic to humans and mammals since 1996 when it was introduced and there has been a corresponding rise in birth defects and disorders. A study in Italy where mice were fed Bt corn showed many problems as it adversely affected their immune systems.
The mice also had an increase in interleukin cytokines, which are associated with allergies, inflammations and even cancer. If you suffer from arthritis, MS or cancer, you have elevated interleukins. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see a connection.
It’s safe to assume that if you’re eating corn, you’re probably eating GMO corn, and the poison in it. And, as I mentioned, the FDA and EPA admit that most of herbicide, weed killer and insecticides are cancer causing.
To the right is a picture of a rat that only was fed GMO corn. The study was done in France and is shocking. The corn caused premature death and up to 300% increase in tumors and liver and kidney damage of the rats. This is the same corn that comes in your corn-based breakfast cereal, tortillas and corn snack chips.
The French study was done over a two year period. When the scary results were tallied and made known, Monsanto, who sells both the corn seed and vegetation killers, did it’s own in-house study (but only three months long) trying to mitigate the revenue damage.
70% of all processed food contains corn. This has become such a problem (as the word is getting out about problems linked to corn) to manufacturers that they have gotten pretty good and deceiving you into thinking that corn is not in a product, when it is.
The ingredients listed on a package may not say “corn” but rather say “citric acid.” Citric acid can be, and usually is, made from corn. Other words substituted for corn are Ascorbic Acid, baking power (corn starch), cellulose, dextrose and starch. Even Morton adds dextrose to their salt!
GMO wheat is being tested but thankfully it’s not been approved by the FDA. Red flags issued by scores of top scientists are screaming that it leads to liver failure. Hopefully the FDA won’t approve GMO wheat. But unfortunately the wheat we eat is already a problem.
Back in the 1960s and 1970s scientists began selectively breeding wheat in order for it to withstand drought, cold climates, insects damage and therefore increase crop yields. The modifications also made all wheat grow the same lower height making harvesting much easier. The result is that today’s wheat has little resemblance to wheat grown 100 years ago.
Tests have shown that the “gluten” problem can be traced to wheat consumption. Digestive diseases, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, lupus, infertility and dementia all can be traced to the modified wheat we consume daily.
Several studies have shown a direct link between Autoimmune Thyroid Disease and gluten intolerance. Some studies suggest as many as one out of every three people are gluten intolerant! Worse, 8 in 10 people are genetically predisposed to gluten intolerance.
White bread and whole wheat bread increase blood glucose more than pure sugar. When insulin and blood sugar levels rise and fall rapidly it makes humans more hungry…so we eat more and gain more weight. Most people will lose weight when they go on a wheat-free diet.
Most cows are fed corn. So both the milk and meat from corn-fed cattle contain poison if they’re eating GMO corn.
Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) is a genetically modified synthetic hormone that is repeatedly injected into cows to increase milk production. At least a third of all dairy cows are injected with this GMO hormone, which is a combination of cow DNA and bacteria.
Monsanto lists on it’s rBGH warning label some 20 adverse affects for cows including increase of bacterial infections, reproductive problems, milk quality problems and increase of pus in the milk! Good grief!
Because of these problems, all 26 countries in the European Union, as well as Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Japan have banned the use of rBGH.
The antibiotics, used to fight the pus, show up in the milk and enter humans. When we drink milk with antibiotics in it, our bodies become resistant to them and make it harder to fight infections.
But the biggest problem is that using rBGH increases “insulin-like growth factor-1″ (IGBF1) in humans. When rBGH increases, the chance of breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancer as well as abnormal cell growth increase.
The FDA does NOT require labeling milk with these facts! And Monsanto has sued companies that HAVE labeled their milk as “rBGH free.” This gives you a hint as to how strong the dairy lobby is in the U.S.
In a nutshell, this stuff is poison. If you’re eating or drinking anything with Nutra Sweet or Equal in it, you’re eating/drinking poison.
Aspartame is in over 6,000 products consumed daily and I guarantee you it’s in products you never thought about-including most breakfast foods. And it’s worse for kids as their natural defenses against the ingredients in aspartame are not fully developed.
It should never have been approved. The story of its approval sounds impossible as the FDA listed 92 symptoms caused by the poison. This is why the FDA kept it away from consumers for 15 years.
You might think I’m getting a little carried away calling it poison, but up until it was approved for human consumption, the Department of Defense was considering using it for biological-warfare because it contained so much neurotoxin.
Arthur Evangelista, a former FDA Investigator, has written extensively about the problems with aspartame. He outlines the role politics played in the way it was approved. And that those who did illegally push it through the approval process left the FDA and took cushy jobs with the pharmaceutical companies that benefited most from the approval.
“Aspartame should never have been approved. It is
neurotoxic. Its components easily transcend the blood-brain barrier, interfering with normal nerve cell function. This affects the glutathione and calcium mechanisms in place,destroying nerve call integrity. “
“The methanol then breaks down into formaldehyde-formic acid components, which denaturizes/mutates the DNA: a known scientific fact. The subsequent result from this interaction and from isolates of genetically modified amino acids, the methanol, is nerve cell necrosis and subsequent organ system degradation.”
“The hypothalamus alone (the major controller for much of the endocrine system), is at especially high risk to these effects…thereby, affecting many other organ systems.
I have seen first hand the effects on symptoms when individuals have abstained from ingesting the artificial sweetener, aspartame. Make no bones about it, aspartame is a major factor in many symptomologies due to its effects upon brain chemistry.”
The amount of clinical and scientific evidence against using Aspartame is staggering. Aspartame now accounts for over 75% of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA.
Scientific studies have shown aspartame links to birth defects,brain cancer, seizures and diabetes. Here is a partial list of other problems found:
Loss of taste
And research now shows that the following chronic illnesses can be triggered or worsened by consuming even small amounts of Aspartame:
Chronic fatigue syndrome
In summary, when you consume Aspartame, it begins to destroy the neurons in your brain. It can destroy over half neurons before symptoms are seen. This type of damage has been linked to:
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
So I think it’s safe to call this poison. It should never have been approved and no one in their right mind should be consuming even small amounts.
BHA and BHT
Butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA) and butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) are widely used preservatives (gum, cereal, nut mixes) that prevent oils in food from become rancid. It’s known to cause cancer in rats… according to our own U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
BHA is suspected of causing allergies and hyperactivity in children. It’s banned from infant’s foods in the UK, Japan and all 16 countries of the European Union.
This fat substitute (Think “Fat Free”) was in potato chips that were fed to rats in a study by Purdue University. The rats GAINED WEIGHT and had problems with diarrhea and bowels. Known to inhibit the absorption of fat soluble vitamins, the FDA requires vitamins A, D, E and K to be added to any product made with Olean or Olestra to make up for the loss it causes!
Olestra and Olean are banned in the UK and Canada.
This is added to the bread, already made with the GMO wheat, to hold the dough together. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies potassium bromate as cancer causing agent. Studies have linked it to cancerous tumors, kidney damage and thyroid tumors.
It’s banned in Canada, China and all 16 countries of the European Union.
Seems hard to believe, but arsenic (poison) is added to over 90% of poultry to increase it’s weight while reducing the amount of food needed to keep the chicks alive.
Under the guise of treating parasites, it’s massively pumped into poultry. And the net result is that we eat the arsenic, a known carcinogen!
Arsenic in food is banned in the 16 countries of the European Union.
Red Meat with Sodium Nitrate
We’ve been hearing for years that red meat was bad for you. Which is a bit of a theological problem since the Bible tells us that it’s ok to eat red meat, even commanded in the Old Testament for festivals like Passover.
So what’s the answer? It turns out that it’s not the meat that is bad for you, but rather it’s what goes into a lot of meat that is awful!
Sodium nitrate is not in chicken or fish, but is added to red meat to produce that amazing red color, to preserve it until it can be sold and to control bacterial growth.
But the dirty little secret is that sodium nitrate causes cancer,according to the World Cancer Research Fund. It’s basically unfit for human consumption because it’s linked directly to the worst of all cancers: pancreatic cancer.
In the 1970s the USDA tried to ban sodium nitrate only to be inundated with the clever “They’re trying to ban bacon!” campaign launched by the meat packaging industry.
Most processed meats like packaged ham, bacon, sausage, hot dogs, pepperoni, salami and virtually all red meat used in frozen prepared meals like pizza have sodium nitrate in them.
A study by the University of Hawaii found that eating processed meats increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%! Bottom line, if you’re eating sodium nitrate in meat, it’s like saying “I don’t care if I get cancer.”
More GMO related problems
GMO foods are causing all kind of problems in addition to human health. They’re creating superbugs andsuperweeds because only the strongest survive and become resistant to insecticide. Each year more and more chemical spraying is necessary.
Bee and butterfly populations are being decimated. Pollination of crops is vital for about 40% of our food supply. Currently farmers in California are having to import bees to get the job done as the bee populations are not replenishing themselves as they have for the last century.
GMO seeds are the patented property of large multinational corporations like Monsanto. Farmers are forbidden to use seeds from the GM crops already purchased and therefore are forced to buy new seeds each year, reducing the profitability of the operation.
Also, seeds are easily blown from farm to farm. If a farmer’s crops are unintentionally cross-pollinated with the GM patented seeds, the farmer is criminally liable to pay royalties and licensing fees. Monsanto actually sued a farmer and won even though the farmer didn’t intentionally use Monsanto seed.
This one’s a heart breaker. Monsanto was able to get farmers in India to begin using their GMO seeds by promising increased crop yields.
Although the program was successful for the first five years, now it is no better than the former non-GM crop. And it costs a lot more to operate as they have to pay more and more for pesticides to kill the superbugs.
The farmers are now losing so much money they’re committing suicide by the droves–125,000 since the introduction of the GM seeds.
As a result, India’s Supreme Court recommended a 10-year moratorium on using the GM seeds so stricter regulations could be implemented.
So it seems our food supply is a mess. But trying to unplug from the traditional food supply system is a daunting task. You’ll find yourself looking for local farmers and making friends at the local organic foods store.
It’s pretty much impossible to rid 100% of the poisons from your diet. But if you can cut out 80-90% you’ll be far healthier.
And finally, let’s keep everything in its proper perspective. The last thing we would want is for people to live longer, healthier lives and then split the gates of hell wide open.
The purpose of living healthier is to be able to be a better witness about what God CREATED. We get into trouble when the government ditches God and starts making making decisions irrespective of Biblical commands.
But as we see in the book of Jonah, it’s possible to repent as a nation and be given a reprieve for what we deserve. Judgement in Ninevah was delayed 100 years or so when people turned back to the Lord. For that we pray.
I do not endorse Brannon Howes, but this audio from his radio interview with Mike Gendron is worth a listen. If you are unsure of whether or not Francis Chan is false teacher then this should help clarify.
The way to stimulate unity in the church is by a faithful ministry of your gifts to
the other members. The way to stimulate unity in the church is by getting involved so that what you are in the Spirit of God and what you are by the saving grace of Jesus Christ can make a contribution to what somebody else needs. You see the unity of the church is not kept by being silent about things you disagree with. The unity of the church is not kept by not making trouble, it’s kept by making a concerted effort to build the body of Christ into oneness. ~John MacArthur, ‘The Mystery Revealed‘
“Conformists believe relationships, camaraderie, and affability will lead people to Christ. It’s a sort of salvation by osmosis. In their view, redemption will be subjectively induced without verbal definition.
The problem is, it doesn’t work that way. Jesus’ command to preach the gospel to a lost and dying world is an absolute, not an option. We can and should be pleasant folk, but you can’t smile people into heaven. Remove the message of life-transforming salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and there is nothing left but another emaciated religious faction.” ~ Elwood McQuaid, ‘The Changing Face of America’
America’s real problem is one that no President can solve.
As we prepare to release this article, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney are in the final hours of their long campaigns for the presidency of the United States. People on both sides of the partisan divide say that the election of one man or the other will mean either the salvation or the damnation of the country. We hear, as we always do it seems, that “this is the most important election in our lifetimes.”
Many, especially in the Evangelical community, are convinced that a Romney victory will mean the salvation of America. They are equally convinced that if Barack Obama wins, it will be an unrecoverable disaster. And so, large segments of the Evangelical church have become obsessed with the outcome and with having an effect upon it, to the detriment of the church’s true calling and mission. But the fact is that the election of a new president of either party will neither solve America’s real problem nor push her over the brink. That is because America’s real problem is not political, economic, social, or even moral. It is spiritual. It is a problem that no President can solve.
America’s Real Problem: Whose Fault Is It?
America, which was for centuries systemically influenced by Holy Scripture, has for decades systematically suppressed and abandoned the influence of the Word of God. We now have what amounts to a Bible-less generation in charge of government and every other aspect of society. The killing of the unborn, the sanctioning of perverted sexual unions, nearly half of all children born out of wedlock, saturation levels of pornography, widespread enslavement to drugs, unending wars, pervasive immorality in government, and all the rest are the symptoms of that basic problem.
Who caused America to abandon the influence of the Bible? Not politicians. Not economists. Not the social engineers of our era. Not even those who have endeavored to substitute a “whatever feels good is right” philosophy for true morality. The nominally Evangelical church caused America to abandon the Bible. As the church goes, so goes the nation.
How did the church do this? Decades ago, large segments of the nominally Evangelical church began to abandon the twofold mission that our Lord Jesus Christ gave to His church before He ascended to Heaven. That mission is a simple one, but it is the most cosmically profound one of all: to evangelize the world with the one true Gospel of salvation by faith in Christ alone, and to edify the saints – those who truly believe the Gospel message and whose lives are therefore forever changed by it – by instructing them in sound doctrine from Holy Scripture.
Large segments of the nominally Evangelical church have effectively stopped doing both. Much of this has taken the form of subtraction by addition. But the Gospel plus anything else is less than the Gospel. The power of such a “gospel” resides in the weak arm of fleshly wisdom, not in the mighty arm of God. Large segments of the Evangelical church have ignored this central truth, and have become obsessed with political activity, economic success, social reform, and moral improvement, and they have redefined the “gospel” in those terms. These are ways that seem right to many of today’s church leaders and their followers, but “the end thereof are the ways of death” (Proverbs 14:12).
The Evangelical Church on a Fool’s Errand
The church has therefore embarked on a fool’s errand. It seeks to give the world the benefits of the Gospel without the preaching and the power of the Gospel. It seeks the temporary “salvation” of the nation rather than the eternal salvation of souls. It seeks the fleeting “redemption” of the culture – of government, of science, of the arts, of politics, of economics, and so on. What the present-day church seemingly fails to recognize is that all of these are merely components of what Scripture calls thekosmos, the world-system that is under God’s curse and Satan’s sway because of man’s sin:
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. (2 Peter 3:10)
It is a fool’s errand to seek to “redeem” that which God says is inexorably doomed to destruction. The only true redemption, according to Scripture, is the redemption of souls from the curse of sin and the eternal wrath of God through faith in Jesus Christ.Those redeemed souls will be delivered from this present evil world by the One who gave Himself for their sins (Galatians 1:4), so that they may live with Christ in the new world order that only He – and no President - can bring: the New Heavens and New Earth in which there shall be no more curse, but only righteousness forever (2 Peter 3:13).
When the Evangelical church loses this Biblical perspective on the state of this present world and its inexorable future course, it inevitably leads to the substitution of other things for Christ’s Great Commission – or perhaps worse yet, an un-Biblical redefinition of the Commission to suit man-made agendas. The church of Jesus Christ must understand that this present world is destined to destruction by design. The church of Jesus Christ must likewise understand that He is on the throne of Heaven, He has been given all authority and power in the universe, He is sovereign, and He is Lord. As the world-system moves toward its end, He raises up one ruler and puts down another by His sovereign choice.
And, Scripture tells us that God often chooses the basest of men to rule in His world (Daniel 4:17). What could better illustrate this than the present candidates for president? On the one hand, we have a man who is without doubt the most anti-Christian president ever; on the other hand, a man who is the most prominent figure in a religious cult that is based on the worst sorts of lies about the person and work of Christ, a cult that believes it is its destiny to “save” America.
What Must Christians Do?
Because all of these things are true, if Barack Obama wins the election, Christ’s people must not be any more troubled than if Mitt Romney wins. Whatever the outcome, it is all part of the Godhead’s design and Christ’s sovereign rule. The world is headed inexorably downward. Scripture tells us this is so (e.g., 2 Thessalonians 2:5-12). We may think that one man will lead America down the slippery slope more rapidly than another. But the fact is, neither man – and no other man – will lead America upward.
On the day after this election, whatever the outcome, Christians should neither be dancing in the streets nor wringing their hands in despair. Our proper position will be on our knees. We have much of which to repent. We have, as is described in Nehemiah 9:26, in many ways tossed the Word of God behind our backs, and we have plodded onward, encumbered by the pursuit of many things – even good things – but not the one needful thing. That one thing is to do the work that Christ has given us to do, which is not to make this world a better place for the Hell-bound, but to be used of God in calling out and setting apart a people for Himself to live in the world to come. Judgment must begin at the house of God (1 Peter 4:17). We must become a holy people ourselves – set apart from this present world-system and its godless philosophy.
This is not fatalism, nor is it a lack of concern for the future of America and the rest of the nations of the world. But man’s destiny is not tied to any earthly nation or political system. Man’s destiny hinges upon each individual’s relationship with Jesus Christ. For each individual who has ever lived or will live, Jesus Christ is either Lord and Savior or condemning Judge. There is no third alternative.
If Christ’s church does anything else instead of proclaiming this to the world, and pursuing Scripture-driven holiness in every area of life and ministry, we fail. The men and women of the great roll-call of faith in Hebrews chapter eleven understood that “here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come” (13:14), “the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God” (11:10). They were those “of whom the world was not worthy” (11:38) – literally, this present world system was not worthy to have them living in it. In stark contrast, the Apostle Paul exhorted the Philippian believers to remember their destiny:
Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern. For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame – who set their mind on earthly things. For our citizenship is in Heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. (Philippians 3:17-21)
The writer to the Hebrews, having spoken of the stalwarts of past generations who lived in the light of these great truths, exhorted those of succeeding generations to think and act as they did:
Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2)
Dear Christian friends, may we do no less. May we ever and always keep this focus, regardless of the outcome of tomorrow’s election, or any other event that may confront us in the future. We must be about our Lord’s business.
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