Meet Matthew Charles, Trump’s State Of The Union Ex-Convict Guest Who Turned To Christ In Prison

From prison to the White House

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President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address was held on Tuesday February 5th and his special guest has been making headlines. Matthew Charles is an ex-convict from Tennessee who gave his life to Christ in prison and is now a free man in every sense of the word.

Matthew Charles

Life behind bars

Matthew was sentenced to 35 years in 1996 for selling crack cocaine. His journey inside the prison system eventually led to an encounter with God. The encounter was real and life-changing. After Matthew’s conversion he became a role model to fellow inmates. He led Bible studies, became a law clerk, taught GED classes, and mentored his co-prisoners. Moreover, throughout his years in federal prison, he never had a single disciplinary infraction.

“Once I accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, that inward spiritual change started to reflect itself outwardly,” Charles said in an interview with Fox News.

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“God used a lot of people to bring about my freedom,” Charles revealed in a recent interview with FOX 17.

Matthew’s life changed

After 20 years in prison, Matthew was released in 2016. After his release he continued to serve God and live as a productive member of society. He lived in Nashville and had a stable job as a driver. He also volunteered at a food pantry and reconnected with his family.

However, two years later, Matthew returned to the prison again after prosecutors appealed his sentence reductions and won. Unfortunately, he was expected to serve another 10 years inside a prison cell. It was heartbreaking news for Matthew but he kept his faith. He said that God is still in charge of the situation and pointed out that he would continue to be the same changed man because of God.

“Some see the changes and others don’t want to see [them],” he said. “But that doesn’t mean that I’m going to change back.”

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“I didn’t do it for the US Attorney’s office to say, ‘Charles has been a good boy, let’s give him a break,’” he continued.

On the 21st of December 2018, President Trump’s First Step Act law was signed. FIRST STEP, an acronym that stands for “Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed Safely Transitioning Every Person”, reforms the federal prison system of the USA, and seeks to reduce recidivism. Matthew was the first prison inmate to be released under the First Step Act.

Today, Matthew’s release is being praised as “a story of redemption”, but we know his story isn’t finished. We praise God that Matthew’s Redeemer is still writing many more redemptive chapters. (Click to Source)

Source: Change.org | NBC News | National Review | Fox News

This article was written by Christel Berns Villariza.

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End Times Signs: Drug Use

Posted by Amos 3:7 | End Time Signs

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End Time Signs “When You See All These Things”

Today we will look at The End Time Sign of Drug Use.  For those of us who study Bible Prophecy, because Jesus told us to.  (Matthew 24:33)  It isn’t so much anyone sign that has many of us looking, but it’s that so many signs are all happening with greater intensity than ever before.  A Convergence of Society, World Politics, Nature, Technology, Spiritual Deception and Israel!  We will show the history and plan of the evil one to steal the last generation.  The Bible is amazing as it accurately portrays the world we live in today and more importantly where we are heading.  Everyone or nearly everyone realizes that something is desperately wrong.  Chaos I tell you and it is being organized for a purpose.  Let me state my case and the solution.

Keith McKenzie

Prophecy Teacher, Amos37 Ministries

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21

You see this list, today we will just focus on  aspect of the word “Witchcraft” highlighted in bold here, but in the Greek, it is pharmakeia (Drugs)

  1. the use or the administering of drugs

  2. poisoning

  3. sorcery, magical arts, often found in connection with idolatry and fostered by it

  4. metaph. the deceptions and seductions of idolatry

Strong’s Definitions (Strong’s Definitions Legend)
φαρμακεία pharmakeía, far-mak-i’-ah; from G5332; medication (“pharmacy”), i.e. (by extension) magic (literally or figuratively):—sorcery, witchcraft.

Scorcery Witchcraft & The Occult Use in The Bible

“for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived”
Sorcery is φαρμακείᾳ [pharmakeia] . This term describes “sorcery, magic, . . . magic arts”1 and includes “the use of drugs of any kind for magical effect.”2 Isaiah lists her sorceries: enchantmentsastrologystar-gazing, and monthly prognostication .Isa. 47:12-13).3 It is because of the multitude of her sorceries that her destruction has come ( Isa. 47:9 cf. Nineveh, Nah. 3:3).4 Her magical arts were employed in the deception of the nations at the direction of the master deceiver, Satan (Rev. 12:9+). He empowered the beast upon which she rode (Rev. 13:2Rev. 17:3). The city is like Jezebel: having known “the depths of Satan” (Rev. 2:24 cf. 2K.ings 9:22).5 Those who practice sorcery “have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone” (Rev. 21:8) and never enter the New Jerusalem (Rev. Rev. 22:15).6 See commentary on Revelation 9:21. –Commentary on Revelation 18:23

I was home sick, really sick 5 days and I could not do anything but lay there and I watched TV, like a lot of TV (Which I almost never do). I binged on Netflix & Hulu and with the recent school shootings in Florida what jumped out at me was drug use and rapid decay of our culture. I just was blown away by media networks that paint drug abuse so casually.  Below we will look at forces that seek to destroy (have destroyed) Americas once moral culture.

Making Fun of Drug Addiction

Drugs & The Occult Law of Reversal

We spend a lot of time here talking about The Occult Law of Reversal and how it is being used in every corner of society globally to bring about “CHANGE”.  It is to turn evil into good and good into evil.  To cut to the skinny drugs are for many a fast way to get someone into an “ALTERED STATE” of consciousness.  The Beatles used drugs as many of the followers of Aleister Crowley to enter into an altered state of consciousness which makes one susceptible like hypnosis to open oneself up to suggestion.

Occult Means Hidden

Our site has many articles related to The Occult and the modern revival of numerous forms of occultic esoteric knowledge.  So I ask you if there is a dark force out there, let’s call it Satanic, then that’s is true.  Conversely, if these forces are trying to reverse culture, then God, Jesus & The Bible have got to be the object of this attack.  So, Crowley, we note here from our article on the self-proclaimed wickedest man in history.  In Isaiah, we see this at work in ancient Israel and it continues today.  “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”  Isaiah 5:20

How is Satans Plan Working Out in the World Today?

Much has been said already about Secret Societies (Masons & Illuminati) and Globalists (Leftists) Which The UN & The Marxist/Muslim Red-Green Axis.  Today if we were to examine the infamous yet stated goals of The Communist Manifesto to destroy the moral fabric of American Culture.  Let’s just look at 3 of these goals of the Manifesto.

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.  (See Our Exposes on Hollywood)

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

If you are even somewhat aware of the recent history of and we recommend The FUEL Project we have posted.  Barack Obama, the perfect Marxist/Muslim to bring down America by promoting STRONGLY the Change he promised with the green light to the Communist Agenda in America and ISIS in The Middle East.  No one was more a friend to the Homosexual Agenda that Obama.  Recall the White House lit up with the Rainbow in raw celebration of degeneracy that Marxists look to dismantle the American Dream and set instead of a nightmare by our own hands.

To set in motion the “occult forces which would result in the illumination of all by 2000 A.D.,” Crowley became convinced that his mission was to “cure the world from sexual repression”. To achieve his goal, he determined to study every detail of sexual behavior and bring every sexual impulse up to the region of rational consciousness. To this end he experimented with altered states of consciousness, including hashish, cocaine and opium. Crowley would eventually introduce (not without protest) the practice of homosexual sex magick into the O.T.O. as one of the highest degrees of the Order for he believed it to be the most powerful formula.

Crowley Biography

Hollywoods Glorification of Drug Use

An estimated 18.9 million Americans abuse drugs and alcohol every year, which is why it’s not surprising that dozens of movies have plots surrounding substance abuse and addiction. Some movies paint drug use in a fun, positive light, while others deliver a more accurate, disturbing view of addiction. Though Hollywood films do tend to glorify drug use for the sake of entertainment, many believe that these films are one of the many driving factors behind the nation’s high addiction rates. –Addiction.com

Drugs the Gateway to Enslave The Masses

“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.”
Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961

The Use of Drugs in A Brave New World

Aldous Huxley’s insidious Brave New World is what the global elite are striving to push humanity into with plans of massive depopulation, forced drugging and complete slavery. The future society being planned out for us by the globalists involves the complete loss of sovereignty and emotions. It’s time for the masses to grow a backbone and start resisting all the tyranny and oppression being dished out by the corrupt and power hungry politicians and governments. If we don’t, we will have a nightmare future where we are all mindless drones who will love our servitude to the World State. –Mike Wallace Interview

Drugs & The Demons They Bring

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Ecclesiastes 1:9

The Bible gives great insight into the world just before the Return of Christ (The Second Coming) In a nutshell, The Bible describes a world aflame with drugs, gross immorality, occult and a push for a One World.  Today we see The UN One World Government, a push for One World monetary system a One world leader to guide the masses.  This is Lucifers dream and This was the dream of Nimrod.  The connections that drugs and opening oneself up to spirits goes all the way back to Babylon.  Babylon in Genesis 11 features a prototype of a One World Government that is in Rebellion with God.  Nimrod appears to us in Genesis 10:10 as The Rebel.  Today codified in man’s own desire to rebel against God’s government to install His Son Jesus but bring a Satanic World System.  Sin is simply as the rebellion of witchcraft mentioned in 1 Samuel 15:23 in another rebellious act by King Saul.  “קֶסֶם qeçem, keh’-sem; from H7080; a lot; also divination (including its fee), oracle:—(reward of) divination, divine sentence, witchcraft.”  The Dreams of Babylon live on today.  See EU building picture here:

Babylon is symbolic of the world system, energized by Satan and opposed to the Kingdom of God. The word pharmakeia is also mentioned in the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Old Testament, in Isaiah 41:9,12 in reference to the fall of Babylon. The text states that there will be an increase of this type of witchcraft in the end times. There is a connection between drug use, the satanic one world government (Babylon) and a new age of heightened consciousness. At the tower of Babel, mankind was united to become great apart from God. They would reach the divine their own way. Mystery Babylon is a united world system in the last days opposed to the God of the Bible. Pharmakeia is a tactic, the sorcery, used to influence and deceive mankind into following this satanic system. The United States is facing epidemic proportions of addiction that is widespread across all races, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite tough anti-drug laws, a recent survey shows the United States has the highest level of illegal drug use in the world. Addiction to drugs is a scheme of the enemy to steal, kill, and destroy humankind. However, this is the same ploy Satan has been using since the beginning. –Babylon & Drug Use

I thought this was an interesting video to demonstrate the correlation between drug use & religion.  In this basic overview of Shamanism (Witchcraft) is within it a Spiritual Overture to blending of faiths via a Mystical (drug-induced) experience.  Will say it again.  Satan wishes to be worshipped (Isaiah 14:4-20) and he has devised many paths to COEXIST and offer up the masses a new One World Religion.  Drugs and meditation will be a gateway for many.

Conclusions

While each of these topics and points we brought up in this article is the rapid rise of drug use and the not so benevolent forces behind the scenes is just that.  The Bible warns of the use of drugs as we saw predicted by Occultist and Globalists to promote a Future Shock of a New World Dictator the Bible describes as The Antichrist.  At first, the world will marvel at (Revelation 13:3)  him and swift destruction will follow those who will follow The Beast.  One of the tools is drugs to bring in an acceptance of a new order.  For a brief overview, you can watch the FUEL Project linked below.  You must be saved from your own sins, just like me and the coming judgment.

The FUEL Project Overview

This is a great overview of  The “enemy” is not a person or even a group of people for we wrestle not against flesh & blood.  The “enemy” is Satan who exerts himself as a spiritual force against that which is of God.  We have broken this lengthy series down into bite-size pieces with brief descriptions.  Get informed.  Ephesians 5:11

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

1 Peter 5:8 – Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

Proverbs 20:1 – Wine [is] a mocker, strong drink [is] raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

1 Corinthians 3:17 – If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which [temple] ye are.

Galatians 5:19-21 – Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 10:13 – There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

Galatians 5:21 – Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

1 Corinthians 15:33 – Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

Ephesians 5:18 – And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Isaiah 5:11 – Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, [that] they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, [till] wine inflame them!

Hebrews 10:26 – For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

Galatians 5:1-26 – Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Matthew 6:13 – And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:7 – But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

1 Corinthians 6:19 – What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Hosea 4:11 – Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart. (Click to Source)

 
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The Vicious Truth About Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

By Bob Waliszewski , Loren Eaton , and Adam Holz

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“I thought marijuana was no big deal. … I felt I could stand out if I did crazy things.” That was before Kevin West put a bullet through his head — stoned on pot.

Kevin went from house to house with his friends, toking at each stop. Then someone suggested they play a game of Russian roulette.

Kevin agreed. He didn’t realize that putting a gun to his head and pulling the trigger might be life-changing.

It was. Two years of surgeries, treatment and medication have not erased the damage Kevin did to himself. His left side is paralyzed. He must take medication daily to prevent seizures. “I only smoked for a few months. Now I’m on drugs for the rest of my life. I thought marijuana was no big deal.”1

“No Big Deal…”

You’ve heard anti-drug messages before. Maybe you said, “Yeah, whatever,” and didn’t give it a second thought. There are a lot of attitudes about drug use floating around. Some say it’s harmless fun. Others try to persuade you not to use. But maybe what you’re hearing doesn’t seem to add up with what you see. You may know people who use. They do well in school. They start on the football or basketball team. You see them smoked out only at parties. And it’s the same in the media, where many celebrities enthusiastically endorse pot smoking but seem to suffer few ill effects from their habit. So you may dismiss the warnings.

Despite popular perceptions, even casual drug use can have devastating consequences. Today’s anti-drug messages highlight some of them but tend to focus only on the physical effects of use. The teen who’s asked Christ to be Lord of his life should know that drug use can damage his soul as well as his body.

Really? Think About It.

Contrary to popular opinion, you are not a cosmic accident or mass of protoplasm wandering aimlessly on the planet. Rather, you were specially made by a loving Creator who intends for your life to be dynamic and purposeful. He made you in His image. You are an eternal, spiritual being with a miraculous mind and body that bears His reflection. And He wants every part of you to be pure.

This is only possible when your spirit lines up with God’s Spirit. When you sin, you disrupt your companionship with God and begin to slide away from Him. This is often a subtle, slow process — at least at first.

Do not be fooled by those who claim they use drugs as a means to enhance their spirituality. It works just the opposite. Many drug users find the only way to relieve their guilt is to turn their backs on God. They go through a reasoning process something like this:

  • If there is a God, I should do what He wants.
  • But I want to do something He forbids.
  • Therefore, I’ll claim there must not be a God, or I’ll conclude I can no longer serve Him because He certainly must hate me now.

Willful, repeated sinful behavior can cement such fundamentally flawed logic — what the Bible calls a hardening of our hearts or being given over to “a depraved mind” (Romans 1:28). It’s not that God wouldn’t take us back. Instead, we have no desire to return. Without question, it’s an enormous risk to take.

But Is It Wrong?

Doubtless, some will reply, “The Bible doesn’t say anything about drugs, so get off my back!” But does Scripture’s apparent silence might mean that some drug use is acceptable?

Drugs were virtually nonexistent during biblical times. Thus, substances such as LSD, marijuana, heroin, Ecstasy, cocaine, methamphetamine and any number of others aren’t mentioned in Scripture. However, God makes it clear that He prohibits drunkenness (see Proverbs 23:20-21, 29-35; 1 Corinthians 5:11; 1 Peter 4:3).

The application to drugs is obvious: Substances that compromise our minds and bodies are out of bounds. Consider the following:

1. The Bible explicitly instructs us to refrain from getting high. Scripture specifically instructs us to avoid an induced buzz. For example, the apostle Paul writes, “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). The reason Paul gives for this instruction is that it leads to indulging passions without restraint, a.k.a. debauchery. He contrasts drunkenness with being filled with the Holy Spirit of God. The principle behind the passage is simply this: Stay away from stuff that will confuse your thoughts, weaken your inhibitions and make you more vulnerable to sin. Can you think of a drug that doesn’t do all those things? Whether depressant or stimulant, psychedelic or dissociative, legal or illegal, substances that mess with your mind get a poor rap in God’s book: “In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights and your mind imagine confusing things” (Proverbs 23:32-33).

2. Our body is God instructs us to honor Him with our body. In 1 Corinthians 6, the apostle Paul condemns sexual immorality. He says, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). We do not own ourselves. Ultimately, we belong to God. He lives inside of those who trust in Him and takes a dim view toward those who destroy His habitation — even if they do so in the name of pleasure.

Now, don’t forget that God is not against pleasure. He wants us to enjoy life and have it to the full (John 10:10). But He knows that the “pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 11:25) eventually take us further than we want to go and cost us more than we want to pay. Plus, no matter how good the trip, an artificial high never really gratifies. It’s that way with drugs and all “enjoyable” sins: Their emptiness takes us away from true enjoyment in God. Jeremiah compared Israel’s search for satisfaction in sin to broken cisterns, man-made reservoirs designed to store water. “My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken Me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water” (Jeremiah 2:13).

3. We must avoid all types of wrong behaviors in order to grow. Drug use numbs our will to pursue God and His purposes for our lives. Paul repeatedly instructed his readers to be careful about the decisions they make. The passage immediately before his instruction not to get drunk reads, “Be very careful, then, how you live — not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is” (Ephesians 5:15-17).

4. God wants our thought life under His control. Did you know that God cares what you think about? In fact, Paul goes so far as to describe a war waged all over the world, fought in part for your mind:

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
— 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

The way we think is central to the way we live. How we think about drugs and how drugs make us think are both vital. A drug-fogged mind can keep us from properly seeing what’s right and what’s wrong in many situations.

5. The virtue of self-control is critical for a disciple of Christ. Self-control is one of the primary virtues of the Christian life. Christians are instructed to be in control of their decision-making processes and not enslaved to anything that erodes their ability to act in ways that are honoring to God. A clear mind — which is impossible under the influence of drugs — is crucial to self-control, which in turn affects our ability to grow as Christians.

6. God — not drugs — can be trusted to see us through the pain of life. Perhaps the only reason you’re interested in drugs is that they seem to offer relief from pain. Maybe life isn’t going the way you’d hoped. Maybe you’ve been abused. Maybe you’ve been rejected. Maybe you’ve been seriously disappointed by a boyfriend or girlfriend. Maybe your parents divorced, and things are difficult. Wanting a reprieve is completely understandable. But some methods are definitely better than others.

Ponder this question: How do drugs really help? They may alter your perception of reality for a while, but they do nothing to change it. In fact, they only give you more problems in the end. Addiction. Isolation. Financial burden. More hurt piled on top of what was there before.

So, what can you do? Well, the first step is to trust in God. Sure, it’s easier said than done, especially in the middle of crushing circumstances. But listen to what He says: “Can a mother forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands” (Is. 49:15-16, NKJV). Though parents might abandon their children, God will never leave His.

A second step is to take constructive action. Find an adult you trust. Talk with him or her about your situation. Confront what you’ve lost, and try to deal with the pain honestly. Try to find constructive activities you can use to get away from it all for a while. If you’re having a hard time finding someone to talk to or just want some more information on what it means to find release from your pain, call Focus on the Family at (719) 531-3400, ext. 2700.

7. There’s nothing better in life than knowing God. For the apostle Paul, nothing — absolutely nothing — was a higher priority or greater joy than knowing Christ. Here’s how he described it:

But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the -surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish. … I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
— Philippians 3:7-8,10-11

Paul understood that nothing but knowing Christ would satisfy. For him, all other things were valueless in comparison to a deeper commitment to Jesus. Remember this: Jesus gave His life that anyone who believes might have eternal, abundant life, both on earth and after death. His desire is for you to embrace Him in faith. But drugs cripple your ability to do that, as well as rob you from the greatest delight you could ever experience. They offer only a counterfeit to abundant life in Christ.

The Slippery Slope

In addition to spiritual consequences, there are physical consequences. What happens when you ski down a steep slope and wipe out? By the time you stop you’re a lot farther down the hill from where you fell. Momentum carries you along after the initial crash. Like wiping out, unwise decisions have a momentum of their own.

This is the slippery slope. From the top, it looks like a harmless evening of getting high with your friends. But you can’t see how steep it is. You don’t know how far or how fast it’ll carry you. And what’s more, you’re skiing in the dark.

As someone slides down the hill of drug use, he tends to follow several stages:

  1. Experimental usage: Alcohol or drugs are tried for the first time, often fueled by curiosity and/or motivated by peer pressure.
  2. Casual users: Casual users have decided they enjoy being high but limit their use. Often they use only on specific occasions.
  3. Regular users: When casual users become regular users, they can usually still function at work and school, but they are dangerously close to becoming chemically addicted. They may believe they can stop using but find themselves unable to do so for any significant period of time. People around them begin to notice signs of usage.
  4. Chemical addiction: In the final stage, addicts are compelled to use, not for pleasure’s sake, but simply to feel normal. Those who reach this stage often deny the seriousness of the situation, even though friends, family and co-workers recognize the problem.2

One of the risks of casual usage is easy addiction. Some are going to get hooked from the first time. And no one knows ahead of time his susceptibility. The best way to prevent addiction is never to begin.

Maybe you’ve heard this one: “I’m not going to get addicted. I’m going to smoke a joint here and there, drop a little Ecstasy, kick back with some friends and have a beer.” People may use all of these drugs recreationally and insist they’re safe. But they ignore volumes of evidence to the contrary.

Going to Pot

Recreation. The word conjures up images of football and baseball, going to the beach or catching a movie. Harmless stuff, right? Perhaps that’s why users like to link it with their habit. But even marijuana, supposedly the “softest” of drugs, is more gamble than game.

Let’s imagine a common “recreational” smoker. She lights up only on the weekends, at parties, maybe special occasions. “No big deal,” you say. “If she wants to get high on the weekends it’s her business. It won’t affect her life anyway.” Not so. THC, the active ingredient in the cocktail of chemicals that marijuana releases, stores itself in fatty tissues and hangs around for a while. Three or four days after that initial hit, the user is still affected to one degree or another, whether she knows it or not. Most don’t. In fact, should our user choose to smoke one joint per week for the rest of her life, she’d be continually stoned until the moment she died.3

It would be bad enough if our “recreational” friend only had to deal with decreased motor skills, inhibited concentration, reduced memory, loss of coordination and uncontrollable attacks of “the munchies.” But the hallucinogenic high of cannabis comes with another, less welcome side effect: psychological and physical addiction. The movement from casual, recreational use to hard core is often faster than expected. And hard-core users suffer from far more serious ailments. Chronic bronchitis. Damage to the immune system. Impotence. Personality disorders. Schizophrenia. Not to mention the law of “decreased marginal utility”: What once sent you soaring will soon barely affect you.4

Let’s face it. Though it’s not heroin or crack, pot’s still dangerous. There’s nothing “recreational” about it. “Marijuana addicts, in particular, tend to believe that they must be ‘OK’ since there are much worse drugs, and other people whose lives are much worse off as a result of their using. That is denial.”5

The Ecstasy and the Agony

Hailed as a wonder drug, Ecstasy is said to offer everything from limitless energy to reduced social inhibitions — a virtual cure-all for the shy — to greater “spiritual” awareness. Like marijuana, its supporters claim few negative side effects and lots of positive ones. And it’s increasing in popularity.6 So what’s it all about?

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, if you want to get technical, Ecstasy or XTC in pop usage, combines the dual effects of a relaxant and a stimulant. Especially popular at raves, it has stimulant qualities that allow ravers literally to dance the night away, gyrating for hours on end with a seemingly endless supply of energy. Also, users experience a sense of euphoria, sometimes so strong it sends them into howls. Sense of touch is accentuated as well, and with that comes increased emotional intensity. For good reason, Ecstasy sometimes goes under the title of the “hug drug” or “love drug.”

Increased energy. Intense bliss. Affection without bounds. Could there be a downside to Ecstasy? You’d better believe it.

Former Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsends says it straight: “Ecstasy does not free your mind. It burns your brain.”7 She means that literally. As with any drug, you build up a tolerance to Ecstasy the more you use it. Regular users figure that more X can remedy the problem. What they get in return is trouble. Large amounts of Ecstasy cause temperature spikes into the 104 to 105 degree range, which can lead to death. Brain damage — particularly of the sections that control mood, sleep and sexual response — occurs as well.

Even so-called soft-core users are at risk. Don’t start Xing if you want to keep your teeth: Users are prone to grind them uncontrollably.8 And the emotional effect of the drug turns any kind of decision making into a high-stakes gamble. One user recounts his Ecstasy experience when dancing with someone he had just met: “I had met this girl 15 minutes ago, and I was totally in love with her. … This drug opens you up so much that you can easily form deep emotional attachments to someone you don’t even know. … I can see how it could be addictive.” Plus, Xers are prone to post-E depression, the emotional undertow that seizes users in euphoria’s wake, striking anywhere from one to four days after they dropped the drug and lasting as long as a week. One user’s plea speaks volumes: “God, please help me! I’m so depressed, and I hate it!… The drastic change of utopia to rock-bottom depression is killing me!”

If you think the elation of Ecstasy is worth the risk, think again. With the side effects of scrambled judgment, deep depression, uncontrollable energy and impulses, fierce fevers and brain damage, Ecstasy will bring more agony than you might think.

The Oldest Drug

The most pervasive drug in society has been around longer than any of the others you’ve read about here so far. Even one of the Old Testament patriarchs stumbled because of it (Gen. 9:20-21). And it’s the drug that, statistically speaking, you are most likely to use.9 You’ve probably guessed it by now.

It’s alcohol.

Most people put intoxicating substances in two categories: drugs and alcohol. The first they see as deadly, the other not. Why? Well, alcohol is legal, and “drugs” are not. Second, in some ways, alcohol is not as instantly harmful as the previously mentioned drugs. Because it’s not immediately mind-altering like marijuana, Ecstasy, meth, cocaine or heroin, it can be used responsibly when taken in small doses. That’s why it’s legal. But let’s not forget that alcohol remains “a substance other than food intended to affect the structure or function of the body.”10

Because of its status as one of the few non-medicinal and legally controlled substances, a lot of teens think they can handle an alcoholic high. But let’s not forget the effects of beer, whiskey, coolers and wine: changed and impaired cognition, loss of concentration and coordination, slurred speech, unconsciousness and eventually cirrhosis of the liver, sexual dysfunction and chronic blood pressure problems.11Also, alcohol is illegal for most teens. And there’s good reason for it. Let’s face it: Alcohol is a drug that scrambles one’s mind and judgment, and its raw destructive power is often overlooked.

The Weird and Not-So-Wonderful

While those drugs are among the most popular, they’re far from the only ones out there. Tobacco use (smoking or chewing) often goes hand in hand with drinking. Some teens find “creative” uses for chemicals that were never intended to be ingested; others abuse prescription painkillers or drugs for psychological disorders, such as Ritalin. And some people look for “better” highs but instead slide into the vice-like grip of addiction to hard drugs such as cocaine, heroine or crack. Whatever the drug, the principle is clear: Specific effects may vary, but the end of all drug use is an altered state of mind; compromised physical, mental and spiritual health; and damaged relationships.

The Friend Dilemma

Maybe you don’t use yourself. What about your friends? Your first response might be, “It’s their business, not mine.” It’s hard to meddle in another person’s life, especially if you have to tell him that he’s doing something wrong. Plus, the fact that a friend’s use doesn’t directly affect you can only lessen your incentive. But take a moment to consider once again what drugs do.

What is your primary focus when taking drugs? Yourself. A person may want to get stoned or wired to escape life’s problems or to fit in, or simply to enjoy the buzz. But all of these motivations are selfish. They don’t move someone to care about others or to help him deal with life’s problems. And as we already mentioned, a life of drug use often leads to a life of addiction. Users may spiral down into a waking nightmare of fear, hopelessness and a desperate need for the next high. While in that nightmare, you’d be amazed at the things they do — immoral, unethical and self-destructive things — just to feel normal for a while.

Now, no one is saying that confronting a self-destructive friend is easy. Far from it. But put yourself in your friend’s shoes: If you were smoking, shooting and popping away your life, missing out on real joy and genuine relationships with people and God, would you want someone to confront you? Probably yes, no matter how angry you might be at the time. Yeah, it’s hard. But saving a life is worth a measure of rejection and hurt.

Notice the use of the word confront. It’s not enough simply to “be there” for them. While it seems to offer the option of doing something “constructive” without the possibility of painful repercussions, it fails to address the issue at hand. Both casual users and dope fiends live in denial of how deeply rooted their problems really are. Simple companionship won’t convince them any differently. Practically speaking, being there doesn’t mean much more than standing by and watching them self-destruct.

The 20 Questions

How can you know if you or somebody you know is addicted? If someone answers “Yes” to at least five of the questions below, that person is more than likely an addict.

  1. Do you spend a great deal of time talking or thinking about getting high?
  2. Do you use alone or when no one else is using?
  3. Have you ever had a blackout or memory loss during or after use?
  4. Do you hoard or protect an extra supply to keep from running out?
  5. Do you need more and more of a substance to get high?
  6. Do you use more than originally planned?
  7. Do you use to escape from your problems?
  8. Do you do anything to get a large amount of substance into your body quickly?
  9. Is your use worrying or upsetting your family?
  10. Do you lose time at school or work due to use?
  11. Do you use first thing in the morning?
  12. Do you avoid people/places that do not condone your usage?
  13. Do you spend more money on substances than you can afford?
  14. Do you use one substance to offset the effects of another?
  15. Do you lie about how much you’re using?
  16. Do you do things under the influence that you wouldn’t do while sober?
  17. Do you think you need to be high to have a good time?
  18. Have you tried to control your use, but failed?
  19. Are you ashamed of your use?
  20. Have you watched your spiritual life decline or disintegrate because of use?

If you or someone you know is using, take the time to think about the questions above and answer them honestly.12

What can you do to make sure you stay C.L.E.A.N.? Check out this acrostic:

Call Out: Don’t hide your decision to be clean. Tell others about your stand, and confront your using friends about their problem.

Live Loud: A life well-lived is a stronger argument for the truth than the loudest shouting match could ever be. Plan drug-free activities. Put your God-given talents to use and have fun with them. Most of all, through your attitude, actions and words, let others know that a drug-free life is more delightful than the greatest induced high.

Educate Yourself Enough: No matter how well you live, times will come when you’ll need to give some answers for your actions. Know why you’ve chosen to live the way you do and why others should, too. Learn truth about substances, then learn how to refute the misleading statistics and false facts users will throw at you. Take time to teach others what you’ve learned about substances as well.

Anticipate Adversity: Those who take a stand to stay clean will face adversity at some time. Peers may mock you. Friends may ignore your counsel and use anyway. You might even find yourself tempted to give in and start using. These things should be expected. Plan how you’ll react to them.

Never Give Up: Perseverance is the final and most important part of staying clean. What if friends keep using? What if others don’t listen? And let’s be honest: What if you’re one of those who — even with the best intentions — ends up using? No matter how bad your situation might get, you can always turn things around with enough effort and divine aid. So get on your knees and don’t give up.

To Use or Not to Use?

To put it simply, what you want to do with your life is up to you. This is what the drug dilemma comes down to: Is a temporary high and all its “benefits” worth the physical, mental, spiritual and social risks that follow?

Consider this: As Creator of everything, God’s pretty smart. And He’s got some principles that apply to the subject. Users admit to experiencing an ever-diminished high. Obviously, drugs offer no permanent pleasure. Meanwhile, God says that at His “right hand are pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11, NKJV).

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Liberals fume as President Trump endorses efforts by legislators in several states to allow public schools to offer Bible classes

President Trump appeared to endorse efforts by legislators in several states to allow public schools to offer Bible classes.

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“Numerous states introducing Bible Literacy classes, giving students the option of studying the Bible. Starting to make a turn back? Great!” Mr. Trump tweeted Monday morning after “Fox and Friends” ran a segment on the topic.

Christian lawmakers in six Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country are pushing for legislation that would allow public schools to offer elective classes on the New and Old Testaments.

The push by conservative legislators in Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Virginia and West Virginia has stirred some controversy. Critics of the proposals, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), argue that public school classes on the Bible would jeopardize the separation of church and state enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Alabama, Iowa and West Virginia have also considered Bible literacy bills, but all of the measures were voted down, according to the Fox News report.

But in Kentucky, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin signed legislation in 2017 to allow public school students to take Bible and Hebrew scriptures classes. A year ago, in January 2018, the ACLU of Kentucky expressed concern to the Kentucky Board of Education after an Open Records Act investigation found that many courses violated constitutional requirements that say that religious texts used in classrooms must be secular, objective and not promote any specific religious view.

The ACLU said it found “public school teachers using the Bible to impart religious life lessons” and use of Sunday school lessons and worksheets for source material. These are not academic approaches to objective study of the Bible and its historical or literary value, the ACLU pointed out.

In June 2018, the Kentucky Board of Education approved standards for the classes, but the ACLU was still worried about what was being taught in Bible literacy courses.

“Without more specific guidance, we fear some classrooms will once again be filled with preaching, not teaching,” the organization wrote in a statement last August. “The ACLU-KY reminds students and parents that ‘Bible Literacy’ courses may not promote religion or a particular religious viewpoint, test students on matters of religious faith, nor be designed to instill religious life lessons.”

“Religious education is best left to parents and churches, not school or government,” the ACLU added. (Click to Source)

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RUSSIA’S WITCHES BACK VLADIMIR PUTIN WITH MAGIC, BUT U.S. SPELL CASTERS TURNED AGAINST DONALD TRUMP

BY TOM O’CONNOR 

A group of witches has gathered to cast spells in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a show of mystical approval after their counterparts in the United States rejected the policies of President Donald Trump.

An organization known as the Empire of the Strongest Witches held a “circle of power” session Tuesday to offer their backing for the longtime Russian leader. A group comprising mostly of women clad in black robes could be seen in video footage shared by Reuters as they lined along the walls of a room and self-proclaimed leader Alyona Polyn stood in the center reciting spells and ringing bells in hopes of bringing Putin success and the nation.

“Come up with the greatness, the power of Russia, direct the way of Vladimir Putin right and correctly throughout the word of mine. Breathe, Mother Earth, embracing Russia on all sides,” head witch Polyn said, as translated by Reuters.

“Oh primordial power, return to the abyss those who wish hate upon Russia,” she continued. “May Russia rise and step away from grief and poverty, and may the coming days open the gates of happiness for Russia. All hail!”

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The Empire of the Most Powerful Witches casts spells to silence Putin’s foes — and cashes in on the president’s popularity.

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Russian folklore contains numerous references to magical and mystical powers, which many today have attempted to harness to various ends. Citing the Ministry of Health, The Moscow Times reported Wednesday that as many as 800,000 Russians were employed as folk healers, psychic mediums and other similar services in 2017.

Putin, who has served as president or prime minister since the very turn of the 21st century, won his most recent election last March by a landslide 76.69 percent vote. He has been hit with mounting domestic criticism, however, as U.S.-led sanctions and lower oil prices degrade the Russian economy and a vastly unpopular pension reform was set to become law in spite of massive protests.

A poll released last month by the state-run Public Opinion Research Center showed that trust in Putin had dropped to a 13-year-low of 33.4 percent as part of a steady decline after confidence peaked at a high of 71 percent in July 2015, a year after his annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in a disputed referendum that took place amid a political uprising in Ukraine.

The move was derided by the West, but celebrated by many Russians who offered Putin a surge of support. As of January, however, this wave appeared to be crashing down as the independent Levada Center placed Putin’s approval rating at 64 percent, a five-year low and a 16-point decline from December’s figures.

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Mexican national Antonio Vazquez, known as the “Greatest Sorcerer” puts a spell on President-elect Donald Trump, represented by a picture, during a ritual in Mexico City, on January 5, 2017. Trump has provoked the wrath of witches at home and abroad.YURI CORTEZ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

The Russian president still fared better at home and abroad than his U.S. counterpart, however. An October survey by the Pew Research Center placed global trust in Putin at 30 percent, slightly above Trump’s 27 percent. A YouGov/The Economist poll published Sunday found Trump’s approval rating to be 37 percent, similar to FiveThirtyEight’s aggregation of multiple polls, which on average said that 39.5 percent of people in the U.S. approved of Trump’s job as president.

Trump also could not match Putin’s wins among the witch community, of which there may be up to 1.5 million followers— potentially outnumbering even the Presbyterian sect of Protestant Christianity— in the U.S. Thousands have joined the Official Bind Trump, a Facebook group formed shortly after the president’s inauguration as a form of “magic resistance” against the president. A number of witches also joined mystical forces last year in an unsuccessful attempt to block Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations of his past sexual abuse.

Commenting on the Republican leader’s frequent use of the phrase “witch hunt” to describe stubborn investigations into his alleged collusion with Putin to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Firefly House witch community leader David Salisbury told The Daily Beast last monththat “many are mad, and the rest are rolling their eyes.”

In 2017, Trump blocked former Newsweek writer Zack Schonfeld for telling the president that the “witch hunt” comparison was “an insult to witches.” (Click to Source)

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Behold, a pale horse? How the “green” environmental movement may be the Biblical Fourth Seal of an End Times global death cult

Sunday, February 10, 2019 by: Mike Adams

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(Natural News) According to Biblical scholars, there are four “horsemen” that represent four of the Seals prophesied in the Book of Revelation, which describes the complete destruction of human civilization as God’s wrath is unleashed upon those who serve Satan. The fourth of these horsemen is known as “Death,” and it is usually described as a horseman riding a “pale horse.” But there’s a key translation problem that’s causing almost everyone to miss a bigger truth that needs to be pointed out.

The passage from Revelation (6:7-8) is typically translated as this: (English Standard Version)

And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.

However, I have learned this is a mis-translation. In the original Hebrew text, the color of the horse is not “pale” but rather chloros, the Greek word for “green,” sharing the same word root as “chlorophyll,” the molecule of photosynthesis for all green plants on our planet.

Thus, the passage actually should read something more like, “And I looked, and behold, a green horse! And its rider’s name was Death.”

Or, translated into truly modern times, “And I looked, and behold, a Green New Deal! And its author’s name was Ocasio-Cortez.”

“Authority over a fourth of the Earth”

As I have exhaustively documented at Natural News, the environmental movement is a global death cult that literally seeks the complete destruction of all life on Earth, fulfilling the Revelation warnings about famine (global food collapse) and plagues (outbreaks of infectious disease).

It is the environmental movement, of course, that has declared war on carbon dioxide, the “miracle” molecule of life which powers the photosynthesis process that requires chlorophyll (and produces oxygen as a byproduct of plant respiration). Carbon dioxide might even be called the “God molecule” since it is the very basis of nearly all food webs and living ecosystems on the planet. Yet the environmental movement has declared this “God molecule” to be a pollutant… and now promises to banish this molecule by dimming the sun with geoengineering efforts, literally “blocking the light” that powers all plant life on Earth.

In examining this passage from Revelation, I was especially struck by the line describing how “Death” was granted “Authority over a fourth of the Earth.”

The Earth is roughly one-fourth land mass, and those lands are inhabited by nations and governments. Nations are not governed from the oceans; they are established and run from land (since humans are land creatures, not ocean creatures). The passage from Revelation says, then, that Death is granted authority over all nations … i.e. a geopolitical global governance that rides a “green” horse in the color of chloros.

This almost perfectly describes a globalist carbon reduction scheme that would collapse CO2 levels in the atmosphere, leading to a global collapse of food crops, rainforests and nearly all plant life. It’s all being pushed, of course, in the name of “saving” the planet (while actually destroying it).

“To kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence”

To enforce the climate change carbon taxes, governments of the world will wield “swords” (i.e. government weapons) against the citizens. The result of the collapsing CO2 in the atmosphere will be the catastrophic collapse of the global food supply, since all food crops require carbon dioxide to produce food.

This simple, scientific truth about botany is completely glossed over by the entire globalist media, which deliberately lies to the world, claiming CO2 is a dangerous molecule that will destroy the Earth. In truth, a world without CO2 in the atmosphere is a near-dead world, almost completely devoid of food crops or human civilization. Watch my video explanation to learn more:

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A collapse in the food supply will of course result in the immediate “famine” that’s directly cited in the passage, followed by “pestilence” or disease. Indeed, if the Green New Deal now being pushed by the DEMONcrats were to become a reality, it would result in mass death, starvation, pestilence and even economic destruction.

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In fact, the economic consequences of all this are also described in Relevation 6:6.

The Third Seal: Famine and the economic collapse

From Revelation 6:6:

And when the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” Then I looked and saw a black horse, and its rider held in his hand a pair of scales. And I heard what sounded like a voice from among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius, and do not waste the oil and wine.”

This passage is describing economic turmoil and price inflation of food, obviously a result from collapsing food production. The word “denarius” means a day’s pay, so a quart of wheat is costing a full day’s wage.

What’s especially relevant about this is how AOC’s “Green New Deal” would outlaw the very fossil fuels that power the food production industry. All food production depends heavily on diesel engines, from the diesel tractors that plant seeds and harvest wheat to the diesel engines in the long-haul trucks that transport finished goods to your local grocery store. Fishing vessels run on fossil fuels, too, as does the air transport industry that moves a tremendous quantity of food materials on a daily basis.

Eliminating all fossil fuels — a key component of the AOC “Green New Deal” plan — would utterly collapse food production across America, leading to mass starvation. Famine and pestilence. It’s written right there in Revelation.

The Second Seal: WAR

Moving to an earlier passage in Revelation, the Second Seal is WAR, and it is designated by a red horse, the color of communism which has now invaded America’s schools, media, Hollywood and even the halls of Congress. This push for communism will lead America into civil war. From Revelation 6:4:

And when the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” Then another horse went forth. It was bright red, and its rider was granted permission to take peace from the earth and to make men slay one another. And he was given a great sword.

Note that this second seal, depicted by a red horse of communism, is able “to make men slay one another.” This perfectly describes the role of the current mainstream media, whose job is to spread fake race crime hoaxes and fake news that’s designed to infuriate half of America and tip the country into widespread violence. As the passage explains, the goal here is “to take peace from the earth and to make men slay one another.”

The First Seal: The White Horse of “peace”

You might wonder what the first seal describes. It depicts a white horse, indicating that the rider claims to establish “world peace.” From Revelation 6:2:

Then I watched as the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say in a thunderous voice, “Come!” So I looked and saw a white horse, and its rider had a bow. And he was given a crown, and he rode out to overcome and conquer.

Although the white horse represents peace, the rider is crowned a world king and carries a powerful weapon of war (symbolized by the bow, which would mean long-range missiles in today’s military vocabulary). The passage, “He rode out to overcome and conquer” describes the United Nations and its globalist “peacekeeping” missions, which always involve horrific human trafficking, sex slavery, child rape, organ harvesting and the destruction of national sovereignty.

World government, the passage seems to say, will be promoted as “world peace,” but the rider will be an invader and conqueror who wields weapons of war while proclaiming himself to be the leader of the world. (Sound like Obama, anyone?) Note that the United Nations military occupation of the USA has been a top goal of the Obama regime which, even now, commands the power of the deep state bureaucracy.

The Fifth Seal: An introduction to the wrath of God

If you’re curious what happens when the other Seals are opened, check out this passage about the fifth Seal (Revelation 6:9):

And when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony they had upheld. And they cried out in a loud voice, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge those who live on the earth and avenge our blood?”

In other words, all those Christians who have been tortured, murdered, silenced and destroyed — which is now the official policy of Twitter, Google, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat — are crying out for God to unleash his wrath upon the evil people of the world who have persecuted the Christians. This includes the communists in places like China, where literally millions of Christians have been executed in just the last two decades (all while Google and Facebook create new technology to help communist China track down and murder people of faith).

See this recent story from InfoWars: GOOGLE & APPLE REACH DEAL WITH RUSSIA, CHINA, & SAUDI ARABIA TO CENSOR POPULATIONS.

The sun became black like sackcloth of goat hair

As the fifth Seal is opened, Revelation describes cosmic events that may describe an eclipse, a volcano, a massive meteor storm or some other giant cataclysm. From Revelation 6:12:

And when I saw the Lamb open the sixth seal, there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black like sackcloth of goat hair, and the whole moon turned blood red, and the stars of the sky fell to the earth like unripe figs dropping from a tree shaken by a great wind. The sky receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place.

Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the commanders, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and free man, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. And they said to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the One seated on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the great day of Their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?”

This passage is clearly describing a global-scale event involving something on the order of a pole shift, or a massive tectonic plate shift that would unleash near total destruction of all human cities and infrastructure.

The entire sequence seems to indicate that a cosmic event influences Earth’s geology on an unprecedented scale, perhaps describing a massive asteroid strike or the nearby passing of a large planet or other body with a powerful gravitational field. The description of “stars of the sky fell to the earth” is a very clear indication that a massive asteroid or planet is passing near Earth, showering our planet in the numerous objects that would naturally be surrounding a large asteroid (or small planet).

Summary so far

Putting all this back in chronological order, what Revelation tells us, at least as I see it so far:

1) A global leader who claims to desire “world peace” will use weapons of war to deceive and assault Earth’s independent nations.

2) Communism will infect the world’s nations and be granted the weaponization (which could mean information warfare, or “infowar”) necessary to promote hatred and division, leading to civil war and mass killings.

3) The widespread wars will lead to economic collapse, price inflation and financial turmoil, involving food scarcity and price inflation.

4) The environmentalists will wage a “green” war against plant life on Earth, leading to a global food collapse, followed by starvation and global disease outbreaks.

5) The wrath of God will rain down upon Earth in the form of cosmic events (a giant asteroid or hidden planet), which will utterly destroy all human infrastructure, sending people to hide in bunkers, including the global elite and world’s wealthy. As stated in Revelation 6:15:

…every mountain and island was moved from its place. Then the kings of the earth, the nobles, the commanders, the rich, the mighty, and every slave and free man, hid in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains.

The next passage, Revelation 7, literally describes, “four angels who had been given power to harm the land and the sea.”

Happening now, in 2019: “Apocalyptic Sounds In The Sky”

You may not be aware of this, but strange events are being recorded in the sky, all across the planet. Michael Snyder has written an excellent summary of what’s happening right now, publishing at End of The American Dream:

For weeks, Americans all over the country have been rattled by extremely loud booming sounds that seem to have no explanation, and they are often accompanied by “mysterious flashes of light”.  These strange booms are shaking homes and rattling windows, and some witnesses say that they sound like cannons being fired.  And even though the “mystery booms” and accompanying flashes of light have been captured on camera all across the nation, so far the authorities do not have a reasonable explanation for why they are happening.  Unfortunately, it does not appear that this strange phenomenon is going to go away any time soon.  In fact, the Sun is reporting that the frequency of these “mystery booms” appears “to have gathered pace over the past week”…

MYSTERY booming sounds have been shaking houses and terrifying residents after “flashes of light” were spotted across America.

Experts have been left baffled by a spate of seismic booms from Arizona to New York that appear to have gathered pace over the past week.

Over this last weekend, this mystery started to get much more national attention after an incident in Rhode Island on Saturday was followed by one in New York City on Sunday…

On Saturday, loud bangs were reported in Rhode Island, where Jeremy Braza’s doorbell captured a video and audio of a loud noise over a three minute period.

“The whole house shook,” he told TurnTo10.com. “It woke my wife up, woke up all my children.”

The following night an explosion was heard in New York, accompanied by a mysterious flash in the sky.

“What the heck was that boom or explosion in park slope Brooklyn?”, asked Matt Wasowski on Twitter.

But of course this is not just an east coast phenomenon.  For example, a “loud boom” that was reported in Tennessee on January 31st was heard across three separate counties…

It began on January 31 when residents of three separate counties in Tennessee reported hearing a loud boom around 11:30 a.m. Local chemical plants were contacted but reported nothing anomalous. Authorities in Bradley, McInn, and Polk counties are still investigating what could have caused such a powerful noise.

And during that same time frame, numerous North Carolina residents called authorities to report “unexplained loud blasts and booms”…

That same day, local news in North Carolina reported that people in Wake and Franklin counties have been calling law enforcement agencies to report unexplained loud blasts and booms that keep them awake at night. Two homeowners even reported that the booms are so powerful that they have briefly lost power as a result of the tremors. So far, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office has been unable to pinpoint the source of the booms.

A few days later, “strange explosion-like sounds” were being reported by numerous residents in New Orleans…

The mystery surrounding the strange explosion-like sounds heard by residents in the metro area continues to grow. Late Monday night, several were heard in Lakeview, one of which was caught on camera by Eyewitness News.

A story that began in Mid-City, has taken crews to Harahan, River Ridge and Wagaman. Now we go to Lakeview, where late Monday night, the mysterious ‘booms’ were heard again.

Are you starting to see a pattern?

Large booming sounds are being reported all over the nation, and often those large booming sounds are being accompanied by massive flashes of light.  But in every case, the authorities have absolutely no idea what is causing this to happen. (Click to Source)

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Winter storm Nadia: Heavy snow and rain trigger mandatory “must go now” evacuations, mudslides, crashes, road closures, and leave tens of thousands without power in California

Winter Storm Nadia continued to slam the Pacific Northwest and Northern California with heavy snow and rain Wednesday, causing multiple crashes and road closures, widespread flooding, travel woes, mudslides and debris flows, leaving tens of thousands without power in California.

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The California city of Redding, which sees snow about once every other year, received more than a foot of new snow from Nadia, effectively shutting down the city of nearly 100,000. Roads were impassable and much of the city’s homes and businesses lost power as inches of heavy snow weighed down power lines.

We’ve been here since 2002 and we’ve had snow maybe four times, but nothing like this,” local resident Chris Belcastro told SF Gate. “Branches as big as four inches around just snapped off. It’s just a really heavy snow.

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Heavy rain triggered numerous mudslides and localized flooding Wednesday in California.

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A woman was rescued from her Sausalito home Thursday after it slid down a hillside and crashed into another one. The woman was reportedly “pinned within the debris in her home” and was “encased in mud.”

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The incident prompted officials to evacuate 50 homes in the vicinity because of the risk of more slides and possible broken gas lines and downed power lines.

Southern California

In Southern California, mandatory “must go now” evacuations were ordered at the burn site of the Holy Fire in Riverside County, including hundreds of Lake Elsinore residents. Voluntary evacuations were also ordered near the Cranston Fire burn site in Riverside County.

There have been at least 78 reports of debris flows or flooding in California since the storm began on Tuesday.

Wednesday morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 5763 encountered severe turbulence after taking off from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, bound for Seattle.

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Local reports said five people were injured on the flight that had 59 passengers. The plane was diverted to Reno, where the injured passengers were treated.

More than 103,000 customers were without power in the Golden State Thursday morning due to a combination of winter weather and impacts from the warm side of Winter Storm Nadia.

Northern California

The storm brought strong winds to the Bay Area, and at San Francisco International Airport, delays exceeded three hours on Wednesday. At least 17 flights have already been canceled for Thursday.

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One person suffered minor injuries in Monterey County after a tree fell onto a home.

Flooding, along with water rescues, was reported in the Bay Area along and west of Highway 116 in Sonoma County. To the south, additional water rescues occurred along flooded roads, and at Pebble Beach, winds blew a large tree onto a vehicle at the front gate.

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The risk of mudslides prompted Caltrans to close Highway 1 south of Big Sur as a precautionary measure. High winds knocking down power lines and flooding forced numerous other road closures throughout the state on Wednesday.

On Thursday, northbound Highway 17 near Santa Cruz was closed after a tree fell on a semi-trailer and State Route 29 between Napa Junction and South Kelly Road is closed until further notice because of flooding.

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The California Highway Patrol told traffic accidents and other problems in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose and Santa Rosa were being reported at a rate of more than one per minute on Wednesday.

Wind gusts damaged the Washington Academic Middle School in Sanger, California, early Wednesday.

A second round of moderate to heavy rain is possible in the lower elevations of California, including San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles on Thursday.

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Drug Court offers second chance

Feb 7, 2019

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Participants of 20th Judicial District Drug Court get sober, contribute to the community, and rebuild their lives

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POLSON — Treatment plans, felony charges, and emergency life events were discussed on a case-by-case basis in the conference room of the 20th Judicial District Drug Court. Each Thursday afternoon, a team made up of healthcare and legal professionals review the progress of its 17 clients.

The final verdict on each case rests solely in the hands of Lake County Judge James Manley who announced milestones for the court. “We have two new graduates,” he said. “That’s a major accomplishment because this is no walk in the park. It’s harder to complete this program in some cases than it is to complete probation.”

In order to complete the roughly yearlong program, clients are administered individual treatment plans. They are required to attend individual and group counseling sessions each week, along with urinary drug tests. Clients are required to obtain adequate housing, employment, and complete community service projects as well as pay off all court fines.

Dolores Joseph, a member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, was amongst the first individuals to rise to that challenge. After serving a year and a half in Drug Court, Manley said Joseph is the program’s third graduate. “When you get past the addiction, you can see that there are good people in this program who are capable of good things. It takes tremendous willpower to accomplish what Delores has and it’s admirable.”


“We went from processing an average of 220 cases a year to almost 600 cases in 2014 alone… It was clear the criminal justice system wasn’t working.”

— Lake County Judge James Manley


Joseph said her journey began with a referral to the Montana Chemical Dependency Center in Butte where she stayed for 30 days. “Before I could even start the program I needed to get clean from alcohol and drugs. When I finished my 30 day stay, it became about staying clean and that’s where the work really started,” she said.

During her time in the program, Joseph regained custody of her three children and began working at the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Lands Department. She found adequate housing for her family and even adopted an infant relative. For her community project, Joseph helped clean and cook during the annual jump dance ceremony in Elmo.

The Drug Court program monitors its participant’s progress on a day-to-day basis and Joseph said she experienced difficulties during her time. “It was a hard program, it really was,” she said. “Going to group every week gave me something to look forward to. It takes a lot of willpower to be successful. I had my troubles but I got back on track and I kept going.”

Looking back on her journey, Joseph said the program had a lasting impact on her life. “My life was completely different before the program, I didn’t even have a life,” she said. “Now, I wake up happy every day. I’ve regained the self-confidence that I lost because of my addiction. I’m happy to have that part of my life behind me. Don’t do drugs, that’s all I have to say.”

Aside from receiving access to addiction treatment resources rather than a prison sentence, completing the program means Joseph is no longer on felony probation and her drug-related felony charges are wiped from her record. The program monitors its graduates’ progress in six-month terms. “This gave me a second chance,” she said. “I’m thankful for that. I’m going to continue doing everything I learned here and take it day-by-day. I’m going to stay sober.”

Judge Manley said addiction became the center focus for the Lake County District Court during a spike in felony cases. “We went from processing an average of 220 cases a year to almost 600 cases in 2014 alone,” he said. “Almost every, single, case I tried was drug related. Something needed to change. It was clear the criminal justice system wasn’t working.”

In search of other options, Judge Manley said he toured drug court programs throughout the state. “Lake County had a 75 percent recidivism rate meaning people were reoffending – especially in drug related cases,” he said. “Billings has an amazing drug court and their recidivism rate is 25 percent. That to me says this can work.”

The 20th Judicial District Court was established in 2017 through a combination of a $50,000 Gianforte Family Foundation grant and a $399,000 three-year grant funded through the Department of Justice. “Our budget is small so a lot of the specialists working with us are basically volunteering to be a part of this,” Judge Manley said.

One volunteer on the Drug Court team is Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribal Council representative Carole Lankford. She said the rate of Native Americans whose drug related felony cases are processed through Lake County inspired her to join the team.

“We have 17 clients in Drug Court and I would say 70 percent of them are Native Americans,” she said. “We have a major drug problem in this area and it’s affecting all of us whether you’re tribal or not. A lot of the people here need help with their addiction and that’s what this is about. I’m thankful the Tribal Council allows me to be apart of this.”

The 2017 “Addressing the Impact of Drugs” study released by Montana’s Department of Justice reports that drug related offenses in the state jumped 559 percent since 1980. Forty percent of all felony convictions in Montana are for possession or distribution of drugs or felony DUIs. In the study’s introduction, Attorney General Tim Fox stated: “The data is clear: Our state is in the midst of an epidemic.”

Judge Manley said his experience processing Drug Court cases over the past year has provided new insight on the drug epidemic. “A lot of our clients are coming from very difficult circumstances and that’s the underlying issue of their addiction,” he said. “I’m a believer that you can’t punish someone into overcoming their addiction any more than you can punish someone into overcoming their mental health issues.”

Drug Court Coordinator Jay Brewer is a chemical dependency counselor who works directly with the clients on a daily basis. He said the key to the program is in its approach. “Our goal is to help our clients become functional members of the community,” he said. “That is what successful rehabilitation is going to look like.”

Brewer said the program works with individuals on a case-by-case basis. “Each of our clients has individual issues that need to be addressed in order to reach their goals and we’re able to work with them on that level,” he said. “We require them to find work with a livable wage so we help with voc-rehab, we help with CPS cases, we help them with their legal issues, and we help them find housing. Whatever is going to help them be successful we are here to do.”

Chief Criminal Deputy County Attorney James Lapotka is also a member of the Drug Court team. He encourages people to seek help with their addiction outside of the judicial system. “If people are struggling with substance abuse, you don’t need to get a felony before you seek help,” he said. “There are resources like the Western Montana Addiction Services or Tribal Health and they can help you get a referral.”

For more information on the 20th Judicial District Drug Court, call 1 (406) 885-1306 or email: jay.brewer@mt.gov  (Click to Source)

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