On the Biblical Pattern of Hardening Certain Hearts and Minds Before Deliverance: Another Portent of the Rapture?

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila 

Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them. (Romans 1:28-32, NIV, emphasis mine)

Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will avenge you. (Proverbs 20:22)

The first scripture points out what happens by God’s sovereignty when people “do not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God,” the second points out that the Lord will avenge His people.

To many believers the first sounds harsh, the second, comforting though it requires a measure of patience.

But God is both loving and just in His sovereignty.

He sees to what must be done, and when. Continue reading

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On the Riots and the Trauma Bonding: Why They Stay; Why We Resist

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

The Riots

The use of destructive, illegal rioting in a political push (some would argue “putsch”) is, by use of common sense and logic, not a good way to get folks on your side.

You can only fool most people for so long when the lies about “peaceful protests” are too obvious. And thank goodness for courageous citizen journalists who record reality and flood video channels with prima facie evidence of burning, looting, injury, and murder that propaganda outlets ignore, erase, or desperately attempt to convince you you are not viewing. Here are a few by now famous examples of those attempts. 

So there comes a time, Continue reading

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Day of Prayer in Washington D.C. Sept. 26, 2020, Announcement and Invitation

From https://thereturn.org/

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But the Thing Is, Senator, GOD Owns Sunday

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

I’ve been thinking more about a previous post where I explain why I think the picture of a recent Portland, Oregon, riot that reveals a Bible along with an American flag on a burn pile is so representative of this summer of Marxist muscle-flexing in the United States.

I explain why I think photos of that event might one day show up in history texts as a symbol of the prelude to a totalitarian takeover of the United States unless the massive, awakening majority of Americans take a definitive stand and push back not only in the upcoming election but also in days, months, and years hence in all the institutions the Marxists have infiltrated.

As I reflect, I keep coming back to this quote because in a sense it includes the seed of our salvation, though likely unbeknownst to the speaker: Continue reading

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The Kraken Rising 2020? On Marxism vs Peaceful Protests and Who We Really War Against

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open. (Luke 8:17, NIV)

The Kraken

In literature, mythology, and folklore, the “Kraken” is a powerful, many-tentacled sea monster  (a giant squid) of Scandinavian origin, supposedly capable of “dragging entire ships down to its dwelling place in the deepest reaches of the ocean”(source). The stories serve as a warning to seafarers.

But to my post today, the Kraken in the poem of the same name by Alfred Lord Tennyson represents the dangerous and powerful creature as evil metamorphosed. Continue reading

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Why Christianity Is So Important to Maintaining Freedom and Why Marxists Hate Christianity (Guest Features)

Below are two excellent presentations regarding today’s topics. 

In my view, anybody who has seen images such as the above depicting the burning of a Bible together with an American flag at one of this summer’s criminal riots in the city of Portland, Oregon, realized in the photos iconic representations of a watershed moment in this summer’s arsons, looting, physical assaults, and murders, where the rubber finally met the road, i.e., where evidence finally surfaced that the real war is both ancient and ongoing: man verse God, totalitarianism versus freedom, evil versus good.

I believe in future history books pictures like this will be featured in a similar light just as images of the Nazi’s infamous Kristallnacht represent the prelude to Hitler’s bloody, genocidal regime in Germany in the last century. Continue reading

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On Overcoming The “Little Foxes” and the Big Guns, Part 5: In Memorium, 9/11, and “Essential Survival Tools You Already Have” Redux

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

Access entire series here.

Original post: 3/16/13

CRISIS

public domain photo plane into towerMany in the United States who read this can remember exactly where they were and what they were doing when the twin World Trade Center towers in New York were hit by terrorists on September 11, 2001. Continue reading

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On Overcoming The “Little Foxes” and the Big Guns, Part 4: “The Wages of Perpetual Fear” (Guest Feature)

This is a very good reminder of the consequences of relentless fear–and fear-mongering–not only in the press but also on the streets, in families, in institutions, in one’s mind and heart, and everywhere else. However, we are encouraged: 

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ (Isaiah 41:10, NKJV)

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy, 1:7)

The Wages of Perpetual Fear

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Again and Anew, the Importance of the Number 19 in Prophecy (Noted in Claire Gumbs’ Prophecy Charts 6 and 9, and Jonathan Cahn’s Harbinger II)

See what you think.

THE CHARTS

Prophecy Patterns, Part 6 of [9]: The Fullness of Time

Chart design: Claire Gumbs

THE BOOK: AN INTERVIEW

Jonathan Cahn’s recently released new book, Harbinger II, the Return also includes yet more significance of the number 19 in Old Testament references as well as prophetic implications of the 19-year span of time since the tragedy of 9/11.

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NEW SERIES: Immunity 2.0–ABOVE ALL, GUARD YOUR SENSE OF HUMOR

 

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