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PRINCIPALITIES and POWERS - CHAPTER 2
THE HIGHER POWER
We take this step because we know that in solving the many, many problems and our great challenges, faith is more powerful than government and nothing is more powerful than God.
President Trump said this during a National Day of Prayer event in the Rose Garden at the White House on May 3, 2018, in Washington.
The above quote reminds me of some research I had done many years back on the various Bible translations. In retrospect I should have dug much deeper back then because if they are willing to rewrite history by removing statues, distorting the Constitution, or assigning holidays to particular races then God only knows what they would be willing to do to the actual word of God. And sure enough, under the guise of making it more ‘understandable’ they have taken liberties with scripture that should make the average God-fearing patriot furious.
I could literally right 5 articles on the staggering number of distortions, omissions, and mischaracterizations. But let’s just focus on one sentence from one passage in Romans related to the structure of authority. This will be of special interest given the current state of America and the world. Take a look at the translation of just the first half of the first verse of Romans 13 in the original King James Version versus later and more ‘modern’ translations.
You see folks, the problem is not that they have removed God from our schools and the town squares across America. It’s far worse than that. The problem is that they have replaced God with government. This isn’t a hide and seek operation. This is a find and replace operation and we’ve allowed it.
There is a massive difference between a ‘soul’ and a ‘person’ and the same holds true for a ‘higher power’ versus a ‘governing authority’. And by combining the two into the same passage you’ve now taken a message of natural spiritual submission and replaced it with a message of government control.
A somewhat graphic but good analogy is what a friend once posed to me. He said, “If I placed a pure glass of water in front of you, how many drops of urine could be placed in that glass, and you still drink it?” Of course, the answer to that question goes without saying but that analogy always serves to remind me just how distorted everything becomes when placed into the hands of those looking to serve their own purposes.
I have been roundly criticized when I even remotely imply or draw parallels to what happened with Jesus and what we see taking place with Donald Trump. Of course, one would have to be off his/her medication to truly make that comparison which I never have. However, one would have to be equally crazy not to see that those trying to destroy the former president are doing so merely out of rebellion toward the fact that he believes in the principles on which this country was founded. Principles that transcend men. And in this sense his experience is very close to that of Jesus. It’s called being persecuted for doing the right thing.
When Jesus confronted his enemies, he drew much anger because his claims flew in the face of the religious leaders. If his claims were true, then they threatened to remove the will of the leaders and place it into the hands of the people. Because if a man has the free will to follow God, then how can he possibly be controlled by government? The answer is he cannot. This made Jesus both the greatest liberator and the greatest threat simultaneously. While obviously not a messiah and/or savior, Trump does carry a similar plight and burden from a geo-political sense.
This is why it’s critical to see beyond the person of Trump and see into the plan of God.
Donald Trump will not be the first or the last imperfect man to be used by a perfect God. The following video further illustrates how Donald Trump is not and cannot be perfect, but rather a man that understands something greater is at play…
My mom was always quick to remind me to quit trying to find the perfect church because even if it is perfect, it becomes imperfect the moment that I walk inside. The whole notion that somehow Donald Trump needs to become this tower of morality and virtue before God will use him is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard. God will do His work through whomever he wishes while self-righteous hypocrites continue to ramble on.
“Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” - Jesus
There are hardly words to express the times we are living in and even fewer that could properly describe the series of events unfolding before our eyes. They indicate that something is transpiring on the global stage. And it’s quite clear we haven’t seen the likes of this probably since the beginning of the Rennaissance in the 1300’s. So, the question becomes have we reached an inflection point? The answer I believe is yes, we have but where we go from here is anybody’s guess. Of course, the globalist powers want global tyranny. You know that is exactly what it will be because all you have to do is ask yourself one question regardless of whether you’re in France, Germany, Brazil, the USA, or wherever. Is your government responsive to you and your needs? The obvious answer is no because all these governments are failing in their mandates to provide for the defense and the common welfare. This is becoming particularly true in the United States which supposedly was setup to do precisely that but is failing miserably.
The USA and its neocon, radicalized, leadership class (this includes both parties) has so managed to screw the pooch with their endless wars, nation building, and with the imposition of ‘American Values’ on everybody (including societies that don’t want them) that the ‘Great Abandoning’ is now an inevitability. The leadership class in this country keeps reminding the world that it is the world leader and you better be with us or against us. Because regardless of evidence to the contrary, we are the Shining City on a Hill and the exceptional nation to which everyone else must look to for guidance.
And dare I mention the endless list of financial malpractice this country has indulged in long before the orchestrated collapse of the institutions we’re now seeing such as Silicon Valley Bank. You can go back to the breakdown of BCCI (Bank of Credit and Commerce International) (LEARN MORE HERE) and so many other financial schemes for the expressed purposes of financial grift, blackmail, and money laundering.
So, what exactly is the inflection point?
By definition it’s a time of significant change in a situation; a turning point. To me, there are actually two points of inflection in our current situation. One that is occurring as we speak and one that has yet to occur (at least not from what I can see).
The point at which other countries start to see that it’s safe to abandon both financial loyalty as well as geopolitical loyalty to the United States.
The point at which the people begin to do more than just pay lip service to God.
There are many examples to support point #1 but the below couple headlines alone should be a dead giveaway that even our closest allies are seeing the writing on the wall that the US has become the hottest of hot potatoes.
Mexico is running from the dollar and Japan is running to Russian oil. And with everybody and their brother now pushing everybody and their brother to invest in precious metals, it would appear that the entire money-making apparatus is working together to line their pockets as quickly as possible. Because nothing is more profitable than fear porn. Word to the wise; if you and I are neighbors and the dollar crashes, I can guarantee you I will not be exchanging the food I have stored up in a pantry for the gold you have in a safe.
Perhaps it’s a solid long-term investment, but in the near-term if a loaf of bread costs you $50 you’re staring into the face of an immediate problem.
And for all this talk of a ‘Global Digital Currency’ they sure have been struggling for decades now to get us there. I think it’s safe to say that 98% of all transactions are already digital. And yet we are still not a cashless society? You have to ask yourself why is that? Regardless of the devaluation taking place, the most valuable asset you can have in your hand right now is cash and they know it. The only way we go cashless is if you and I surrender it.
The fake financial crisis of 2008 just so happened to occur as Bush Jr. was transitioning out and Obama was transitioning in. In fact, it was so timely that in December of 2008 Bush was able to take credit for TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) for General Motors and Chrysler and all their troubled assets. And then just weeks later Congress and Obama approved the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787 billion economic stimulus package.
A couple weak men faking a crisis on the backs of the American taxpayer.
Not to be outdone, we now have the Joe Biden handlers and the central banks spinning up their own fake crisis and there is no better boogie man than Silicon Valley and big tech.
Do you not find it odd that a bank that won multiple awards (as recent as February) from the likes of Forbes would suddenly dissolve into thin air a month later? Based on what? Peter Thiel sends out a few warning messages to investors and suddenly the FDIC shuts down shop at Silicon Valley Bank? Sorry folks. Even if he was in the know and trying to protect his own assets, that is not how warning shots are fired.
SVB never had the ‘too big to fail’ feel to it, but rather the ‘too corrupt to expose’ feel.
Many are saying they spun up the SVB collapse to distract us from other big news items like Ukraine, Russia, child trafficking, China, or whatever the case may be. Under normal circumstances I might be able to get onboard with that line of thinking, but in this case it feels different. I’m beginning to feel like they know that we know that most everything is a distraction. They know that in pretty much all cases we no longer believe the initial story.
But what if they spun up the SVB collapse to distract us from….SVB? It’s been just a few weeks and what has happened? They have already moved us on to JP Morgan, Jamie Dimon, and the Virgin Islands. Do you see how that works? The psychological operation they are performing allows them to lead us where they want us to go. And in this case, they want us focused on JP Morgan and they are using our ‘SVB is a distraction’ hang up to do just that.
Not for a single second did the political, corporate, or media elite stop to try and dissect precisely what happened with Silicon Valley Bank. That is because if they did, they would have to have public questions/discourse about things like:
Why was SVB in a 50/50 partnership with Shanghai Pudong Development Bank?
And why was this bank especially invested in biotech? (Article HERE)
Why did it take me 5 minutes to find SVB warnings from July 2022, but Peter Thiel somehow couldn’t find any red flags until a few days before the collapse? (Article HERE)
Why was SVB funding the .com boom and subsequent bust? Was this not a dead giveaway that perhaps this should not be the financial institution that the tech sector hangs its collective hat on?
How does SVB allow a single man to trick them into fraudulent loans of $130+ million? We’re talking the basic of basic in due diligence was never done.
Why is it that we only hear about JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank, and CitiBank when it comes to the Virgin Islands? Because I am pretty sure that almost 3 years ago now (July of 2020), SVB was also on that list. Note: Below ABC includes SVB but the New York Post does not.
(ABC article HERE)
You remember this lady? It’s Denise George, the former Virgin Islands attorney general who on January 1st of 2023 accused JPMorgan in a federal lawsuit of facilitating Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking activities. That did not go over too well for Denise. Now look at the below timeline of events.
Does any of that sound eerily similar to something else? Maybe this video will jog your memory.
There is always a certain level of arrogance that accompanies evil and in the case of Joe Biden we have seen this illustrated over and over and over again.
BY WHAT AUTHORITY?
Raise your hand if you’ve seen the ‘COEXIST’ image on a vehicle bumper sticker or window in your lifetime.
What makes this probably the most counterproductive symbol for coexistence in human history is the mere fact that pretty much every religion represented on this image believes that their religion is the only truth.
Whenever I decide I am willing to go toe-to-toe with someone on a debate I have to pause and ask myself one simple question: “Am I willing to be completely wrong on even my most basic assumptions?” If I am not willing to be completely wrong, then I have no business even debating because I have rendered my position unmovable purely for the sake of pride or stubbornness.
Christianity is far and away the most polarizing religion and rightfully so. The basic tenants of the faith require you to believe the most unbelievable story in human history in order receive its ultimate prize which is eternal life. So, it makes perfect sense that it’s the most targeted religion because it would appear that its requirements are the most unattainable.
And yet, score of millions of people in the United States (and abroad) believe it. But why do they believe it? They believe it because times such as we are living in today absolutely demand that we are able to see something or someone greater at work. A power that is able to open doors that no man shuts and shut doors that no man opens.
These times also demand leaders that are able to step out in faith which by definition is the ‘substance of things hoped for, and evidence of things not seen’.
Which president (if any) in our lifetime would have dreamt of standing up the way Donald Trump has and continues to do?
Because anyone paying attention knows that this fight is all about replacing biblical truth with a version made by man. What they are doing is ‘exchanging the truth of God for a lie, and they are worshiping and serving the creature rather than the Creator’. The hysterically ironic thing about these people is that on one hand they say that the story of God becoming a man, dying, and then rising again is pure fantasy. These same people will then proclaim a man can be a woman and if you don’t agree they will accuse you of hate crimes.
Do you remember in 2012 when Obama and his merry cast of snowflakes introduced their set of protected classes under the guise of ‘Ending Bullying’? A section from the summary document written by Valerie Jarrett reads as follows:
We were joined by bullying prevention advocates from a range of communities – LGBT, AAPI, faith, disability, and others – as well as educational partners and key Obama Administration staff who work on these issues every day. We’ve partnered with businesses, foundations, non-profits, and universities that are coming up with new, creative ways to make our schools safe.
And recently, the Departments of Education and Justice reached a landmark settlement in the Anoka-Hennepin School District after an extensive investigation into bullying and harassment against students who are or are perceived to be LGBT.
These Administrative actions have been critically important – and effective – and we will continue to work across the entire Federal government to address and prevent bullying.
Sounds like an initiative that everyone can get on board with, right? I mean surely nobody is for bullying, right? You see how sly Satan is? Since 2012 we’ve seen a meteoric increase in bullying of all shapes and sizes. Because the goal was always about creating more societal tension in order to create more protected classes in order to create more laws that create more societal tension. Repeat, repeat, and repeat.
And once you’ve reached your quota on creating protected classes of humans then just move onto transhumans.
Let us not kid ourselves for a second. The ‘TRANS’ movement (transsexualism, transhumanism, etc.) is a religious movement. I cannot and will not write any of this off to a mental, biological, psychological, or physiological condition. The last thing that any of us need to be doing is bowing at the altar of ‘modern science’ to get our explanations for what is happening.
Of course, the immediate blowback I receive in question form is ‘Are you saying that science doesn’t have anything to offer society?’ That would be absurd for me to even think or presume. What I am saying is that science has absolutely nothing to offer scripture in terms of adding to our basic understanding of humanity in terms of its origin or its nature. Any explanations around these core tenants that adds to or is at odds with what is outlined in scripture is to be rejected outright.
Unfortunately, that has not been the case. In fact, I would be rich if I had a nickel for every time I have heard a ‘so called’ minister of God claim that science and the Bible are compatible. Here is the major problem with that mindset. The other side is coming nowhere close to that position because most all the scientists that are playing in the ‘trans’ space aren’t even giving God the time of day. So, what do they do? They pound and pound and pound and pound and pound until those that claim to follow scripture are beaten into submission. This is why most people reading this article don’t even think twice when they see a gay couple out in public.
Because they always play the same card on the Christian community as it pertains to all these sensitive topics, and it works to perfection.
What Would Jesus Do? What a perfect question that absolutely presumes and demands a non-threatening answer. This sissified culture we now live in doesn’t allow its participants to provide any answers other than what the overlords say is acceptable.
Heck, you don’t really even need to even ask the question to know what Jesus would say or do because in the minds of these evil scumbags, Jesus is also required to give only acceptable answers. Let’s test it out. I’ll bet you can figure out the question by me merely stating what they say that Jesus would say.
Jesus would say you can marry whomever you like as long as you love them.
Jesus would say there is no problem with a little boy playing with girls dolls as long as he’s having fun.
Jesus would say that yes, we need to shut down all the churches because the scientists know how to protect you from this virus.
There are a whole lot of folks in both government and the church who have failed the test over and over again. They failed on COVID, marriage, gender, race, and a host of other critical topics.
And we think they will protect our children and their future? Think again.
I am pretty sure we don’t need a bunch of gamma males telling us ‘what Jesus would do’ because he’s made it quite apparent what he will do.
“It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” - Luke 17:2
THE FENCE RIDERS
Before about 10 years ago Americans were under the impression that many of the folks you see below were a little too compromising or out of touch. Now when people even get a glance at these same folks, they become physically ill.
These are the monster cereal crowd that’s anything but scary. The ‘Count Choculites’ that no longer have the edge (if they truly ever did). When Boo Berry Crenshaw and Franken Berry Gingrich are calling members of their own party ‘terrorists’ for doing something as evil as selecting a House Speaker you know the toothless monsters are ready for eating.
There comes a time when we need to stop playing the white hat/black hat reindeer games and get in touch with reality. The stakes are way too high at this point to continue down that silly path. And for some of them, I would rather risk wounding my ego and say I was wrong later than to continue watching them repeatedly lie about the man they claimed to serve.
So, when Trump makes comments like the following it’s easy to see that he simply calls it like he sees it:
"Bill Barr had 'no guts,' and got 'no glory.' He was a weak and pathetic RINO, who was so afraid of being Impeached that he became a captive to the Radical Left Democrats," …. "Barr never fought the way he should have for Election Integrity, and so much else. He started off OK as AG, but faded fast - Didn't have courage or stamina. People like that will never Make America Great Again!"
Donald Trump is a convenient scapegoat (low hanging fruit) for those that are more interested in preserving a reputation rather than standing strong when it’s needed most. But that game only works for a limited amount of time and that time passed long ago.
JUSTICE: LET IT BE
Who could possibly ever forget the utterly amazing rendition of ‘Battle Hymn of The Republic’ on the eve of the inauguration of Donald Trump? I was frozen to my seat thinking just how transcendent of a moment it actually was.
As I recall watching the celebration, I remember thinking ‘this is justice’ because truly Trump was a gift from God to, We The People. But so much more was won on that day. Americans were reinvigorated with a since of individual liberty that comes from feeling like the shackles have been removed.
He boldly claimed, “We are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.”
But in thinking back to the pre-inauguration and part of the preparation, then President-Elect Trump chose to have verses 1, 2, and 5 from the Battle Hymn.
When most people hear the term ‘grapes of wrath’ they associate it with the great John Steinbeck novel of the same name. Most don’t realize that reference is actually to Revelation 14 where God is preparing to inflict the full force of His wrath on those that have failed to acknowledge his supremacy.
The ‘His terrible swift sword’ phrase is from the prophet Isaiah in reference to the quick destruction of the beast from the sea (Leviathan) and the subsequent restoration of Israel.
But as with every great story it’s important to know and understand the main character. Perhaps when Donald Trump is elected once again, verse 6 from the Battle Hymn of The Republic will be one of his choices.
The one that wields the sword of justice does not wield it in vain.
And therein is the main difference between the power behind those that oppose Donald Trump and the power that I believe propels Donald Trump. Is Donald Trump a devout believer? How can I possibly know that for sure? Heck, it’s possible that Trump himself struggles with that question. Perhaps he has the same ‘I believe; help my unbelief’ dilemma as a man in the bible. The man’s request, startling in its paradoxical phrasing, is quite thought-provoking. How can the man say he believes and at the same time ask for help in overcoming unbelief? Because all territory (even our unbelief) is covered by God.
The focus of the enemy should not be on stopping Donald Trump from running but rather on stopping God. But even if they changed their approach, it wouldn’t make any difference. We are watching the campaign for the ages. A campaign where the finish line is merely the start of the next race. The eternal race.
Because the Son is not running to be God.
HE IS GOD.
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