Discerning the Times: Truth for Christians

March 11, 2021 at 1:49 PM 4 comments

The audio for this article can be heard at SermonAudio.com/studygrowknow


In this particular Discerning the Times, I want to briefly discuss several things that I think affect every Christian where we think they do or not.

Our Standing and Progress in the Faith
This is a new series I’m going to begin, probably next week. I believe if Christians fully understood the following three truths, the depth of our Christian living would be far more biblical and therefore, glorifying to God our Savior:

  1. Our positional justification
  2. Our positional sanctification
  3. Our progressive sanctification

While many Christians may have a basic understanding of our justification before the Lord after we become Christians, I believe we fail to comprehend the difference between our positional sanctification and our progressive sanctification, as well as the full benefits of all three areas.

I want delve into these three areas, seeing what they are separately and how they actually work together. Satan would love nothing more than to keep Christians blind to these realities because what we don’t know about them translates to a life of little allegiance to our Lord. To understand these truths means our lives necessarily become more powerful in overcoming sin and walking by faith.

CV-19 Problems and Patterns
Truth continues to come out regarding CV-19 and the vaccination connected to it. One thing people seem to forget is that the FDA allowed the use of the recently created CV-19 vaccinations under “emergency, experimental” orders. What this means is that all testing is not done but because of the “pandemic,” the FDA has allowed companies to begin using the vaccination on emergency basis. Remember please, this is for a virus with a 99.7% survivability rate.

Thanks to one of my readers who sent me the link to this video with Steven F. Hotze, M.D., who explains what he believes are the dangers of the “so-called” CV-19 vaccination. Dr. Hotze states the following: “The so-called Covid-19 vaccine is not a vaccine at all. It’s a dangerous, experimental gene-therapy.” Dr. Hotze then explains, beginning with the definition of vaccine by the CDC that a vaccine is a product that is essentially designed to stimulate a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease. He then states that the so-called CV-19 vaccine does not provide individuals with immunity to CV-19, nor does it prevent the spread of CV-19.

The entire video is just over 17 minutes and well worth a watch. According to Dr. Hotze, pharmaceutical companies producing the “vaccine” are actually lying about it because it does not do what they claim it does. Again, it is not a vaccine at all, but simply experimental gene therapy. The question then is how a person’s genetic code will be altered by taking the vaccine?

Another such medical expert – Geert Vanden Bossche, DMV, PhD, independent virologist and vaccine expert, formerly employed at GAVI and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundaton – has issued a five-page document of concern directed to the World Health Organization (WHO). His document can be read at this link.

Why are so many medical professionals concerned about the CV-19 vaccination and why are their voices being ignored and even censored?

Along these lines, China – of all countries – has urged the WHO to allow them to run the global CV-19 vaccine passport system! What could go wrong with that? China, the world’s worst polluter and violator of human rights, has a seat at the UN’s table and wants greater power over countries of the world. China wants to build and be in control of a global passport system related to CV-19 vaccination record.

The Communist Party launched its domestic “vaccine passport” system Wednesday, despite W.H.O. officials urging countries not to implement such a system due to unequal access to vaccines and the variety in the quality of the available offerings around the world.

Recall that China already has what is termed a “social credit system” where each person in China is constantly “graded” and their score determines where they stand in Chinese society. Those whose scores are lowered because of anti-communist dissent, or other things (like littering), find that their freedoms are removed. Those who are willing go along with communist dictates of the Chinese government are given higher scores. Allowing China to be in charge of a global database related to vaccinations is simply asking China to extend their social credit system to the rest of the world. If allowed, this would become part of the growing global surveillance program that global elites are chomping at the bit to get into place, which will largely happen through the coming 5G network that we’ve discussed before.

American Influence Decreasing
Another reader sent me a link to this particular article – Watchmen from Jerusalem. I note in the article, a rabbi by the name of Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu “…sees the current events in the US as ‘part of the process of America descending from the stage of history.’ This has happened to all previous superpowers, especially as they battle over essential ‘values’. He lists ancient Egypt, Rome, the Turkish Empire, the Russian and the British Empires, etc.”

It’s difficult to disagree with that assessment. American influence is absolutely decreasing throughout the world now that Joe Biden has become president. The destruction of America began by those in Congress and elsewhere who were so opposed to Trump’s efforts to “make America great again.” Now that Trump is out, the puppet Joe Biden will simply sign anything put in front of him even if it means the ultimate destruction of the United States.

Muslims Downplay Temple Mount Importance
Interestingly enough, leading Muslims are now saying that the Temple Mount site – home of Dome of the Rock and two other mosques – is not that important to Islam compared to other sites.

Last week on Twitter, Saudis conducted a campaign promoting Islam’s true holy sites, Mecca and Medina, while downplaying the importance of Jerusalem in their religion.

In fact, a tweet from Morocco last week caused a stir because of its content, not only downplaying the importance of the Temple Mount area, but also seemed to look forward to the construction of the Third Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount.

Things are moving toward a point when Jews will be allowed to finally build their Jewish Temple that will stand during the coming seven-year Tribulation period. At roughly the midway point of the coming Tribulation, Antichrist will go into the Holy of Holies of the next Temple and declare himself to be God (2 Thessalonians 2). It will be then that all will be forced to take the mark of the beast and the Tribulation will become the Great Tribulation spoken of by Jesus in His Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24.

New Sacrifices on the Temple Mount?
Just as I was putting the finishing touches on this article, another reader sent me an email with several links in it. One of the links references the fact that “Prominent Rabbis Ask Netanyahu to Allow the Passover Sacrifice on Temple Mount.

Rabbi Weiss suggested the possibility that the guilt of preventing the Passover sacrifice may have led to the political troubles plaguing both Trump and Netanyahu over the last year.

Interesting, but no. The problem of course, is Israel’s rejection of Jesus, their Messiah over 2,000 years ago. However, this may be the start of what could eventually be the regular sacrifices once again happening on the Temple Mount.

Holiness the False & the True
This particular book written decades ago by Harry Ironside is well worth the read. We will be including references to it in our upcoming series “Our Standing and Progress in the Faith.” He explores how he got caught up in what is termed (among other things), the “holiness movement,” which espouses that Christians can and should reach a point of sinless perfection in this life. I can relate because years ago when I was involved in the Charismatic Movement, this was one of the things pushed and it allegedly occurred through a “second blessing.”

Ironside clearly enunciates the truth of Scripture and proves that while our lives should continually improve because of our standing and position before Christ and the progress that we are to make as we daily surrender to Him, the fact remains that those caught up in some form of holiness movement become either entirely hypocritical or have some type of breakdown and/or falling away from the faith. This belief that we can reach a state of absolute pure and consistent holiness without ever again sinning is not taught in Scripture and Ironside explains that very clearly.

It would appear the world has arrived to the time just prior to the start of the coming Tribulation period. We’ve never seen what’s happening throughout the world happen like this or to this extent. What is troubling to me is how many pastors and Christian leaders are not even addressing these situations but simply going on as though everything was the same except for the hiccup of CV-19. They fail to realize that CV-19 has been used and continues to be used to bring the world together as one in order to decentralize the USA and other powerful nations so that the final one-world government of Daniel 2 can rise.

It’s really this simple. We either understand what is happening throughout society today or we don’t. If we don’t, we will be overtaken by it, fully unprepared to respond to it as God would have us respond. If we do understand what is going on, we can mentally prepare for what is coming.

We do not know how much longer before the Rapture or the start of the Tribulation. All we seem to know is that things are absolutely ramping up toward these things and we must be prepared.

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God is Big Business Our Standing and Progress in the Faith: Justification

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Susan  |  March 11, 2021 at 8:26 PM

    I do not understand the public rejection of the 10 Commandments? No they do not save us, Jesus Christ was the sacrifice for that. The 10 Commandments are totally doable and lead to harmony in family and community. The Lord is not playing with what he calls sin. I see way too many people thinking anything goes because The said a prayer and got “saved.” Throughout the NT Jesus and the apostles stated quite clearly what types of sins would not be in heaven. To not acknowledge that fact is misleading many. Following Jesus is following Jesus and he did not sin. Jesus followed the 10 Commandments and he told us we could to. Exactly which Commandment are we unable to follow? These should be a lifestyle.


  • 3. Maranatha Today  |  March 11, 2021 at 2:53 PM

    Thanks for another great article…

    “While many Christians may have a basic understanding of our justification before the Lord after we become Christians, I believe we fail to comprehend the difference between our positional sanctification and our progressive sanctification, as well as the full benefits of all three areas.”

    May we be justified, positioned and progressing in our sanctification daily more so now than ever as we see the day approaching

    “As in the days of Noah

    Dr. Chaim Cohen, a Hebrew University sociologist, wrote of an “obvious, but completely ignored fact,” that since communism’s fall in 1990, the 21st century has turned out to be totally different from the 20th. “The latter was one long military conflict, from 1913-1990, between Western “powers and ideologies,” resulting in about 150 million deaths. Yet, so far, in the 21st century “there have been no major military conflicts between world powers.

    “Why? Because there has been a 100 fold increase in business, recreation and tourism done on a world-wide basis since the mid-20th century. Simply stated Western society has been too busy ‘partying, making money and having a good time’ on a global scale to waste lives, ideas and material affluence on ideological military conflicts.” [As Yeshua said, the end will come in days like Noah’s – marrying and partying and then… (Matt. 24:36-39) (“The Global Village or a Global Death Trap?” Dr. C. Cohen, Arutz 7. 18 Feb. 2021″

    This keeps coming to mind – second time today!

    “It’s really this simple. We either understand what is happening throughout society today or we don’t. If we don’t, we will be overtaken by it, fully unprepared to respond to it as God would have us respond. If we do understand what is going on, we can mentally prepare for what is coming.”

    May our people wake up especially friends and family who are still asleep…we keep our wicks trimmed, we have extra oil and at this point we are WIDE AWAKE! Lol.

    Blessings to you both. It is well.


    • 4. modres  |  March 11, 2021 at 2:58 PM

      Amen and thx Maranatha!



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