First, come to this understanding:
Pray for All People
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
1 Timothy 2:1-6 — English Standard Bible
God does not trick people, does not have them do things for His amusement. God does not pull people’s strings. Each has free will and chooses the path they take in this life. Their every action. Who and what they believe and follow. God wants all people to be saved. But God knows there is a god of this world has blinded the minds of all those who do not believe.
As a result, for their white-hot burning within, their rage, their rebellion, their believing in the father of lies and serving him rather than serving God they;
The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 — English Standard Version
Now I realize chronologically in the apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Thessalonica in chapter 2 (I’ve included the complete chapter in the link above) he exhorts how the man of lawlessness will be revealed (the Antichrist), but first comes rebellion. And this rebellion the Western world, and especially America is witnessing for the past month now, and living is totally different from rebellion in the past. Totally different from the civil unrest, rioting, protests that rocked the 1960s and into the 1970s. From the rioting and rebellion that occurred in the 1700s, the 1800s, the 1900s, and is not only our past but in the past history of Western nations. And I am working on an article specifically pointing out what is so different, and hope to have that posted on ACP very soon. This is very different this time. Here’s one thing to think about until that column of mine appears — this is the first time that supposed law and order have relented. Bowed to the lawless, the rebellious, the anarchists, the liars, and bringers of chaos and violence. This is the first time in wide sweeping actions, or lack of taking actions, mayors of cities, police departments, governors, institutions, corporations, branches of various government agencies have all submitted and bowed to the rebellion. In many occurrences siding with the rebellion, the anarchy, the lies and delusions being perpetuated, the sin and lawlessness raging throughout the land.
In the meantime;
Thus says the Lord:
“Heaven is my throne,
and the earth is my footstool;
what is the house that you would build for me,
and what is the place of my rest?
All these things my hand has made,
and so all these things came to be,
declares the Lord.
But this is the one to whom I will look:
he who is humble and contrite in spirit
and trembles at my word.
I also will choose harsh treatment for them
and bring their fears upon them,
because when I called, no one answered,
when I spoke, they did not listen;
but they did what was evil in my eyes
and chose that in which I did not delight.”
Hear the word of the Lord,
you who tremble at his word:
“Your brothers who hate you
and cast you out for my name’s sake
have said, ‘Let the Lord be glorified,
that we may see your joy’;
but it is they who shall be put to shame.
“The sound of an uproar from the city!
A sound from the temple!
The sound of the Lord,
rendering recompense to his enemies!
Isaiah 66:1,2;4-6 — English Standard Version
I am aware the above words written by the prophet Isaiah were directed to the people of Israel, and while the above may be dismissed by some as being ancient history and does not apply, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit and the eternal inerrant Word of God are the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Unchangeable through all of history. Unchangeable and unwavering continually. What applied 4,000 years ago, 2,000 years ago with regard to God’s view and actions towards the godless, the pagan, the unrighteous, the sinful who refuse to see Him, hear Him, come to Him and know Him are the same. Because God is unchangeable and human nature is also unchangeable since the time it was revealed, exposed in the Garden of Eden.
In the end times, of which we are in, lawlessness, rebellion, hatred of God, hatred of Jesus, hatred of the word of God and of Christians will increase. And be accepted by the general populace. Even though many profess themselves to be Christian! But they are in fact, those that accept this increase in evil, in lies becoming their truth, in the rebellion and sin consuming them — those are in truth of the world and he who has dominion on this world for a season. Do not be deceived. If one does not believe in their heart and has been transformed to live according to the Word it does not matter what they may say or claim, or what they may have hanging around their necks. It is what is truly in their hearts, truly in their minds, and how they are living that reveals if they are truly of the Lord, or of the world.
Evil people and impostors will become worse, deceiving and being deceived.
2 Timothy 3:13 — Christian Standard Bible
And because they did not think it worthwhile to acknowledge God, God delivered them over to a corrupt mind so that they do what is not right.
Romans 1:28 — Christian Standard Bible
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.
Romans 1:28 — English Standard Version
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Romans 1:28 — King James Version
Wednesday, June 17th, 2020
ACP — A Crooked Path
Street Preacher Assaulted in Seattle’s ‘Autonomous Zone,’ Dragged Through Street (Video)
Reprinted from: Christian News Network
A number of videos surfacing on social media show a street preacher being assaulted in what has come to be labeled Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone,” and in one short video clip appears to show the preacher being dragged unconscious through the street.
The unidentified preacher can be seen being surrounded by a number of people while speaking on one of the streets closed by the activists, assaulted, and at one point kissed against his will on the face.
The “autonomous zone,” which been taken over by Antifa and BLM activists and supporters, has been illegally blocked off by those who want to do away with police, and who are now encamped in the six-block area. The area includes the Seattle Police Department’s burned-out East Precinct.
In one video clip, the street preacher is confronted by a man wearing a red handkerchief over his face, stating, “You’ll die out here, bro. You want to die out here?”
In another video posted on Twitter, a man can be seen wrapping his arms around the street preacher’s neck and pulling him from behind.
Another posted video shows the street preacher appearing to be unconscious and being dragged through the street by two men in front of a crowd of people.
In what appears to be an earlier video, an unidentified man tried to dissuade others who were headed toward the preacher, stating, “You are not the police! … You cannot control anybody in this area.”
Following the events, in a subsequent video posted online, the street preacher directed a message to President Trump and stated that he supports the president “100 percent” and called Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan a “complete failure.” He asked the commander-in-chief to take back the city.
“This place needs to be shut down immediately,” he asserted. “We need our country back.”
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