Daily Archives: November 20, 2022

2022 11 20 John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Planned Disruptive Changes” | Fellowship Bible Chapel

It’s all part of the plan…tearing down the pillars of the Faith one by one to set the stage for a World Leader to come in to create the NWO is inevitable. None of this happens by chance and the adversary knows his time is short so he is trying to create as much disruption as he can. But we know who wins…the only question is, how much will we endure before the Savior comes back to make things right?

Source: 2022 11 20 John Haller’s Prophecy Update “Planned Disruptive Changes”

America: A Christian Nation | D. James Kennedy Ministries

This week America stops to celebrate Thanksgiving as our Pilgrim forefathers did. But what do you think of when you think of the Pilgrims? In modern education, Pilgrims and Puritans are portrayed as the villains of history.

But on today’s program, you’ll discover how they brought with them the seeds of our entire American system of government, with guaranteed rights for all. No matter how controversial it is to say today, America truly was born as a Christian nation, and we owe those settlers our liberty. This program will preview of a new documentary from Providence Forum, “City on a Hill.”

#DJKM #TruthsThatTransform #Thanksgiving #HistoryRewritten #Christians #Settlers #ChristianNation

Source: America: A Christian Nation

Stand Firm on Faith in God :: By Nathele Graham

Let’s go back in time to an age of peace. God created everything and deemed it to be good. If God says it’s good, it’s good. Then there was trouble in Paradise. Instead of following God’s direction, Adam and Eve listened to the whispers of Satan.

“Now the Serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Genesis 3:1).

Because Adam and Eve listened to the serpent, Paradise was lost. Things have been getting worse and worse as people listen to Satan’s voice more and more while rejecting God’s truth. Too many preachers have ignored the fundamentals of Scripture established in Genesis.

The serpent has been whispering his lies for millennia, and mankind hasn’t learned from history. We keep listening to the lies. We need to stand firmly upon God’s truth, not Satan’s lies. In Scripture, the serpent is never referred to as anything good. The Hebrew word translated “serpent” is “nahas” and means a serpent or snake, and quite often in Scripture, Satan is referred to as the dragon. Many pastors have listened to Satan’s whispers and followed the way of the world rather than standing firm on God’s truth. They either see evolution as truth, or else the whole creation account is ignored. Many pastors don’t teach from the Old Testament at all. No wonder Christians have failed to stand firmly on faith in God and His truth and get confused by Satan’s lies.

Is it important to give God the credit for creation? Yes, it is. Even humans want credit for things they’ve done. We get patents on inventions so nobody can steal our glory. When someone writes a song or a book, their talent is copyrighted so nobody can take credit for their works. Yet, people have listened to and believed the lie of evolution, which basically says everything came from nothing. Scripture tells us the truth.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:1-3).

That’s pretty easy to understand. John goes on to tell us about the Word.

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

The Word was Jesus. “Word” is translated from the Greek word “logos,” meaning spoken.

Looking back at Genesis, we read, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

The Hebrew word “Elohim” is a plural word, translated as a singular word, “God.” In Hebrew, a plural is at least three, which reveals God in three Persons… the Trinity. Jesus (God the Son) was also there.

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light” (Genesis 1:3).

The Holy Spirit was there, too (Genesis 1:2). God spoke all things into being. Do you see how important it is to stand firm on God’s word and believe what He says?

Genesis chapter 1 tells us that God created living creatures, including man, on the sixth day. All living things were created male and female in order to reproduce. Today, there is a great deception happening. Males think they are female, and females think they are males. Sadly, mad scientists have found a way to mock God and mutilate people into being something they are not. With enough hormone shots and enough mutilation of the body, a man can look like a woman, and a woman can look like a man, but that’s only deception and delusion. More Satanic lies. Our public schools are teaching this lie along with the lie of evolution, and Christians don’t seem to care.

The Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the believers in Rome, and he explained the importance of believing the creation account recorded in Genesis.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them: for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:18-20).

Science has proven God’s truth many times but manages to come up with more lies to “prove” former lies. We now know that everything is made up of atoms. They are invisible except when seen through powerful microscopes. Then there’s the pesky problem of DNA, which proves that all things were created after their “kind,” just as Genesis reveals. Evolution didn’t happen.

Scripture reveals the consequences of believing lies.

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.” (Romans 1:22-25).

When the truth is mocked, lies will replace truth. God’s truth reveals that He will allow people to choose their own path if they insist. Adam ate the Forbidden fruit even though he knew the consequences. Today, God is allowing humanity to reap the evil of the lies we accept. Evolution is taught as fact, and humanity is becoming more and more corrupt each day. The wickedness and hatred caused by this lie is seen in mass shootings, sacrificing babies and calling it “a woman’s choice,” and deviant sexual practices, which are all the result of Christians not standing firm upon our faith, questioning God’s truth, and allowing Satan’s lies to be accepted.

“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).

Other Bible translations translate “convenient” as “not fitting” (NKJV), “things that should never be done” (NLT), “things that are not proper” (NASB), and “should not be done.” (NET). Things are getting worse and worse daily. Now we have people who are convinced they are animals. Schools and society are accommodating their idiocy. People are also under the delusion that they can choose a pronoun to be known as. Maybe a person wants to be “they” or “frog” or “bug.” A male might want to be known as “she” and a female known as “he.” This is all happening openly, and Christians are OK with this craziness. Some professing Christians are a part of the lunacy, but God isn’t OK with our acceptance of such deception.

Scripture says if we accept this lie, we are as guilty as the ones participating in it.

“Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them” (Romans 1:32).

It isn’t being judgmental to stand on God’s word. He has told us that males are males and females are females. He has told us that woman was made for man… not man for man.

Going back to Genesis, we learn that after Adam’s sin, all of creation fell. Adam and Eve had children, and those children had children, and Satan’s goal was to corrupt everything. His lies have led to misinterpretation of God’s truth.

“And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose” (Genesis 6:1-2).

Just who were the “sons of God”? Simply put, they are angels. The Hebrew “ben ‘elohim” translated “sons of God” always describes a direct creation of God. Adam was a son of God, and so are angels. In Scripture, angels are always referred to as male, so angels don’t make other angels. The angels who rebelled saw the daughters of men and took them as wives. Christians are a new creation through Christ, and our faith gives us the power to become sons of God (John 1:12). Some like to say that this phrase in the above verse really means the “sons of Seth.” Seth was the son of Adam, not a direct creation of God. If God meant Seth, the Holy Spirit would have inspired the words “ben set” instead of “ben’ elohim.” In order for Satan to stop humanity from being reconciled with God, the fallen angels (sons of God) mated with humans to corrupt the genetic makeup of humanity.

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Genesis 6:4-5).

This evil is what caused God’s judgment to come upon all of creation. People didn’t stand firm on God’s truth, and judgment had to come in order to save humanity from being corrupted beyond redemption.

There was one man and his family that stood firmly upon God’s truth.

“These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God” (Genesis 6:9).

This doesn’t mean Noah was without sin but that he was genetically untainted. His family had stood firmly upon God’s truth and kept themselves pure. His great-great-grandfather was Enoch.

“And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him” (Genesis 5:24).

This is confirmed in the New Testament.

“By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had his testimony, that he pleased God” (Hebrews 11:5).

This is a “picture” of the Rapture. Enoch walked with God and pleased Him. Faith and obedience pleases God. Enoch was taken by God prior to the judgment of the Flood that destroyed all of God’s creation except life that had not been genetically corrupted. Noah, his wife, his sons, and their wives were all saved. It’s important to stand firm upon God’s truth in faith.

Fathers and mothers, what are you teaching your children? What are you allowing to be taught to them in schools? Grandparents, have you ignored the corruption of your grandchildren? If Christians don’t stand firm upon the absolute truth found in Scripture, children will continue to be confused into thinking their pronoun is “they” or “dog.”

Jesus said the end times will be as it was in the days of Noah.

“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be” (Matthew 24:37-39).

Before the Flood, people ignored all the evil around them. They just went about their daily routines ignoring the evil of the fallen angels and accepting the evil all around them.

Brothers and sisters, we cannot continue to close our eyes to the Satanic deception around us. We cannot allow our children to be turned against God. Judgment is coming. God never acts without warning.

“And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth” (Genesis 6:13).

God chose Noah for the task of building the ark because Noah was faithful. God had given mankind 120 years to turn from their wickedness (Genesis 6:3). The huge ark that Noah and his sons were building was a testimony of God’s coming judgment. Noah faithfully did what God asked of him. The people around him saw the ark but chose not to repent. Still, Noah did God’s will.

How about you? Do you get frustrated when trying to witness to a loved one or a friend, but they reject your testimony? Do you give up and decide not to do God’s command and share the Gospel?

Just before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He told His disciples to teach all nations.

“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (Matthew 28:18-20).

Today, sharing the Gospel has been weakened. Christians don’t follow the Biblical example of evangelism and share the Gospel. We hide behind gimmicks like shoeboxes and think that’s good enough. People have to hear the Gospel in order to believe it.

God has warned us that the world will once again be judged. This time it will be worse than anything that has ever happened before.

Brothers and sisters, we must believe God’s word and stand firm on our faith. Noah lived out his faith. He worked on the ark for 120 years, and who was saved? Only 8 people entered the ark, but Noah never stopped believing God. His life was a testimony, but the people around him chose not to believe. They all perished in the judgment. Each of us who claim to be followers of Christ must live our life as a testimony of His love.

“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:15-16).

That word “conversation” needs to be understood. It comes from the Greek word “anastrophe” and means much more than the way we talk to each other. It means our “manner of life, conduct, behavior, deportment.” So, watch the words you choose to use, but also conform your life to Jesus’ example. Live so that the people around you can see your faith. Don’t base your attitude on the actions of others, but base it on Christ.

If you have truly accepted Christ’s sacrifice as the redemption for your sin, then stand firm on that faith. Don’t compromise by being confused by Satan’s lies.

God bless you all,

Nathele Graham

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Recommended prophecy sites:

www.raptureready.com
www.prophecyupdate.com
www.raptureforums.com

All original scripture is “theopneustos,” God-breathed.

Source: Stand Firm on Faith in God :: By Nathele Graham

A Doctrine of Demons :: By The Gospelist

It is an interesting fact that civilization and recorded history only date back about 6,000 years. Not coincidentally, this is the amount of time that the Bible covers.

According to evolutionists, people were hunter-gatherers for about a million years before civilization arose, and then suddenly, someone stood up and said, ‘let’s invent the wheel.’ All the great ideas seemed to have happened over the last 6,000 years, while nothing worth mentioning happened prior to that time. Even most non-Christian historians adhere to this fact.

Even more interesting is that non-Christian historians claim that, while we were hunting and gathering for those million years, we were also evolving from monkeys (they could not explain why there are still monkeys), but, suddenly, some of the monkeys, for some unknown reason, started to look like men and developed a higher level of cognitive function than the other monkeys.

Apparently, the DNA of monkeys began to change right around the time that God created Adam and Eve. What an interesting coincidence.

These are the things that our ‘greatest minds’ would have us believe. If I did not know any better, I would think we were being played.

God informed us that the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked, but it is hard to imagine that people can actually believe this nonsense. The people promoting this drivel should have been placed in a rubber room, not living in ivory towers and educating our children at taxpayer expense.

Sumer is considered to be the first ancient civilization to have existed on the earth. This is due to its remarkable innovations in language, government, architecture, farming, textiles, and all other manifestations of an advanced culture. It is currently thought to have been founded sometime around 4000 B.C. as the ‘hunter-gatherers,’ who completed their evolution from monkeys, began to populate the area.

These people congregated in the area of Mesopotamia at a time that the Bible claims Adam and Eve were created. This gathering of newly evolved people also appears to have occurred in the same location where the Bible indicates the creation of Adam and Eve occurred. What a remarkable coincidence.

According to most archeologists, nothing of note really started to happen until about 3200 B.C. Not surprisingly, this, too, is within the biblical timeline.

The oldest recordings of the Sumerian language appeared in the archeological records around 3100 B.C. It is believed that the Sumerians created the first form of writing, called cuneiform, and some of these writings exist to this day.

The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest piece of literature in recorded history. It was written in cuneiform and tells the tale of a great worldwide flood that was global in scope. According to the Bible timeline, the flood in Genesis occurred around 2300 B.C. The adventures of Gilgamesh are thought to have occurred after the flood around 2100 B.C. Another remarkable coincidence. It seems a pattern is developing here.

It is possible that the earliest tablet containing this story occurred around 2000 B.C., but the earliest full telling of this story occurred around 650 B.C. Moses is thought to have written the biblical flood account around 1445 B.C.

It is possible that the Sumerians recorded this story before Moses. However, it is clear that one is written from a pagan perspective, which believed in many gods, as opposed to the biblical perspective in which the writer believed in a single God. In any event, even a superficial reading of both stories shows that neither author relied on the other in the telling of this story.

The best explanation is that this story was told according to each author’s interpretation of an actual historical event. The coincidences in support of the biblical timeline just keep piling up.

When we look at the legal code, the oldest written laws are found in the Code of Er-Nammu and date back to about 2400 B.C. This begs the question of why it took so long for humanity to develop a legal code. We are led to believe that we were hunting and gathering while evolving from monkeys over a one-million-year period. Suddenly, and without warning, someone stands up and demands a legal code by which to live. All this, of course, occurs within the biblical timeline.

The coincidences just keep coming.

We can continue on with religious structures such as Ziggurats, reading, writing, arithmetic, and every other form of civilization. What we will find repeatedly is that every important innovation falls within the biblical timeline of 6,000 years.

Since the biblical timeline matches reality, we can now move to philosophy, which is another innovation that occurs within the biblical timeline. We have no record that anyone was philosophizing while they were still evolving from monkeys.

We know that it is scientifically and philosophically impossible for:

  1. Life to spring forth spontaneously, or accidentally, from lifeless matter.
  2. Order to arise spontaneously, or accidentally, out of chaos.

These two truths effectively eliminate evolution as a viable science and instead place it squarely in the category of pseudo-science. Life requires a God to originate it; there is no other legitimate explanation for its existence.

There is also no way through observation or experimentation to make a monkey evolve into a man, or vice versa. Each creature has its own genetic code that it stubbornly follows, with minor errors, that cause it to be what it was created to be.

We as Christians know that God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

According to the evolutionists, there is no God. All there was in the beginning was an accidental ‘Big Bang’ that accidentally created life and then accidentally created order. This assertion is the same as putting all the components of a Timex watch into a bucket and shaking it until it forms a working Timex watch. This fact leads us to wonder how many billions of years it would take for that to accidentally happen.

Evolutionists assert that there is no God who loves us. Since there is no God, we have no standard to show us the true meaning of love. That leaves each of us with the unenviable task of defining love for ourselves with no guidance whatsoever. Since none of us can define love, this virtue cannot exist when God is rejected.

Since, according to evolutionists, there is no love, there is certainly no need for a God to send his only Son to die for us. There is no such thing as sin under this theory. Under evolution, the Gospel is as irrelevant as love.

What we believe is then rendered irrelevant. You can follow your own beliefs until someone with greater power tells you to believe in something else. Politically, a nation that believes in evolution is most likely to exist under a totalitarian government. Our personal beliefs are irrelevant under a tyrannical regime. If we live under an autocracy that promotes the myth of evolution, freedom of conscience no longer exists.

Finally, under evolution, there is no sense in worrying about eternal life. When you die, your body becomes worm food, and your life is forgotten. It is as if you never existed.

Evolution sure is a cheerful pseudo-science. It looks more like a doctrine of demons posing as a science. Not coincidentally, it contains all the assertions that a demonic creature might promote.

It is not by accident that the theory of evolution is promoted by those who believe in totalitarianism. There is no love, truth, or righteousness in a society that adheres to this sham of a theory. The only thing that is real is blind obedience to the State and whatever ‘truth’ it is promoting on a particular day. This is exactly what we see in nations like China and North Korea. It is also what we are seeing from our current leadership and its media lapdogs.

If any of this sounds Satanic, that is only because it is. Evil people desire those over whom they rule to believe that their lives are meaningless. Such people are pliable, easy to control, and even easier to dispose of. Once the idea of God is introduced into society, it is not long before that pesky yearning for freedom rears its ugly head. Therefore, all tyrants attempt to remove all vestiges of the biblical God from society.

Also, many people are drawn to autocrats because they have no faith, or have abandoned their faith, and desire to follow a powerful leader who will assuage their consciences. Such leaders lead them into false ideologies that they can turn to in order to deal with the guilt and shame of their immoral and sinful lives. They can live in any manner they choose just so long as they can have ‘faith’ in a false ideology promoted by the tyrant.

It is for this reason that Paul warned us about the terrible state of the human condition of the end times:

“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths” (II Timothy 4:3-4).

Evolution is most certainly a myth that many people have wandered off into. It can be very appealing to those who are living a Godless lifestyle and cannot deal with the resulting pangs of conscience. This is why so many people are passionately drawn to other myths such as climate change, transgenderism, and the race cult.

Regarding climate change, those who put their faith in it do not have to worry about a righteous God who will not be mocked by their sin and faithlessness. In the cult of climate change, it is not our sin that is the problem but rather our freedom and prosperity that is causing human suffering. It is much easier to make sacrifices of our conveniences than it is to repent of the sins that have enslaved us.

Climate change is a lot like Lent. The main difference is that the ‘fasting’ is imposed on you by a totalitarian government, and it lasts a lifetime, not just 40 days. The people of North Korea can teach us a thing or two about ‘fasting.’

A good autocratic government understands this aspect of human nature and will gladly exploit its faithlessness for wealth and power. In the process, it leaves the people that it imposes it upon in destitution.

The new sex cult that champions homosexuality, gay marriage, and transgenderism fits in perfectly with the moral relativism of evolution. No longer are we perverts who are violating God’s law regarding sexuality; we are now evolving away from the old sexuality and becoming something even greater.

Apparently, becoming like Buffalo Bill in ‘Silence of the Lambs’ is not something that should horrify us. It is now our new ideal for sexuality. We are reaching for a greater form of consciousness rather than sinners who need to repent.

The race cult is similar to the cult of sexual perversion. Just as there is no such thing as a ‘transgender’ in reality, there is also no such thing as someone who is a different ‘race.’ We are called the human race for a reason. These ‘social constructs’ are tools for the demonic to use to ruin the reputations of people of faith or those who dare to exhibit common sense.

Under any of these ideologies, there is no such thing as love, truth, or righteousness. These ideologies are myths that were created to empower evil over good. As we have seen in this nation, they can be used most effectively to enslave a Godless and faithless population.

Proponents of these cultlike ideologies are supremely self-righteous even though they live in opposition to the holy prophets and the commandments of the Lord. The sad thing is that many of them are ‘churchgoers,’ but the church they go to is of the Laodicean variety. The Laodicean Church has rejected the Gospel, or has attempted to alter it so that its doctrines fall in line with the narratives of the Globalists.

We can learn a great deal about the doctrines of the Laodicean church and why it is so well respected among the heathen in the last days. The apostle Peter provides some greater detail of the doctrines of the dominant church in the end times. He writes:

This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder, that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles, knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days [of the church age] with scoffing, following their own sinful desires.

“They will say, ‘Where is the promise of his [Christ’s] coming? For ever since the fathers [of the faith] fell asleep [passed away], all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation. For they [who are dead in their sins] deliberately [of their own free will] overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water [there was no ‘Big Bang’] by the word of God [God created the heavens and the earth], and that by means of these the world that then existed was deluged [by the flood of Noah] with water and perished. But by the same word the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire [but not by climate change], being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly [as described in the Book of Revelation]” (II Peter 3:1-7).

(I have employed the exegetical method above of “Allowing God’s Word to Speak for Itself” rather than the overintellectualized method of the various forms of ‘Systematic Theology.’ The plain reading of Scripture, while taking a few reasonable liberties, is much more illuminating.)

We know that the dominant church at the end of the church age is represented as the church of Laodicea. The Laodiceans will surely be the ones who pose the question “Where is the promise of his coming?” to the faithful. It is easy to see why Jesus was outside of this church, patiently waiting for them to open the door, of their own free will, and come to repentance.

Instead, the Laodiceans cling to one false doctrine after another, taking comfort in their wealth rather than the faith that was offered to them. Those among them who believe in evolution, climate change, transgenderism, or engage in false accusations of ‘racism’ are indeed wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.

Fortunately, we are informed that God’s patience has its limits, and the representatives of the church of Laodicea in the modern age quickly puts an end to it. Peter continues:

“But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day [this fact should not be overlooked when considering the creation of the heavens and earth]. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness [by our standards] but is patient toward you [God draws us in patiently], not wishing that any should perish [even though God is Sovereign], but that all should reach repentance [of their own free will]. But the day of the Lord will come like a thief [at the rapture], and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved [Revelation 21:1], and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed [at the Great White Throne Judgment when the faithless are cast into the Lake of Fire]” (II Peter 3:8-10).

The church of Laodicea is a corpse. Those who are faithful would all be better off if its congregations would simply bury it and find a new religion. Its rotting carcass stinks to high heaven.

We are called to patiently endure the stench of its representatives until the Lord retrieves us. It is highly unlikely this ‘church’ is going to open the door to the Lord. So, hold your nose; we are almost there.

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Source: A Doctrine of Demons :: By The Gospelist

A Tale of Two Churches :: By Jonathan Brentner

It’s a church filled with joyous expectation of Jesus’ soon appearing to take His saints home to glory.

It’s a church that concentrates its efforts upon appealing to the lost and increasing attendance on Sunday mornings.

In short, it’s a tale of two types of churches that one finds in our world today.

Revelation 3:7-22 describes churches in the towns of Philadelphia and Laodicea. In Jesus’ letters to them, we discover aspects of each that help us understand the differences between these assemblies of believers today.

On any given Sunday, a casual observer might not notice any difference between these two types. The worship and preaching will sound identical at first. Over time, however, discrepancies become apparent.

What, then, sets apart churches more closely aligned with the ancient body of believers in Philadelphia from the Laodicea-leaning ones?

The Focus

The first distinguishing aspect between the two is the differing focus; one is inward while the other is outward.

In Revelation 3:17, we read Jesus’ words regarding the church at Laodicea:

“For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”

Among the other things that we notice from this verse, we recognize that the focus of this church is upon itself. Their economic prosperity had blinded the leaders to their spiritual poverty. They were proud of their affluence and assume that numbers imply God’s blessing and approval.

The tone of seeker-friendly churches tends to be self-serving; they frequently emphasize what they are doing. Like the one in ancient Laodicea, they often showcase their achievements. Church membership signifies commitment to its programs and ministries.

Commitment to the local church trumps devotion to Jesus in such churches.

Jesus, when describing the church at Philadelphia, says this in 3:8a:

“I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut.”

Notice the telltale difference. Churches that resemble the one in Philadelphia pursue open doors even when those opportunities take the limelight away from themselves. Missions are not just a time to talk about what they are doing in the world but rather how other ministries support the overall cause of Christ.

Churches that resemble the one in ancient Philadelphia pursue “open” doors with the sole purpose of furthering the Gospel and glorifying the name of Jesus. Their focus is upon what benefits the body of Christ as a whole, not just those who walk in the doors of their own building.

The Words of Scripture

While both types of churches typically display a high regard for the integrity and inerrancy of Scripture in their statements of faith that one finds on their websites, there’s a critical difference in how they treat all the words of Scripture.

Notice the emphasis on words in Jesus’ opening comments to the church at Laodicea:

“And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation’” (Revelation 3:14).

It’s been my experience that many Laodicean-leaning churches cherish the words of the Bible until it comes to the matter of future things. Many of them adhere to replacement theology, which relies on the spiritualization of the words found in biblical prophecies regarding the future of Israel.

Leaders of such churches overlook what the words of Scripture actually reveal; they tell of God’s glorious restoration of a kingdom for the descendants of Jacob during Jesus’ thousand-year reign on the earth, during which time He will sit on the throne of David (Luke 1:30-33).

In other instances, the pastors tragically remain quiet about the blessed hope of the Gospel even though they believe in a pre-Tribulation Rapture and God’s future restoration of Israel.

Notice the sharp contrast that we see in Jesus’ commendations of the Philadelphian church:

“I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name” (Revelation 3:8b).

“Because you have kept my word about patient endurance…” (Revelation 3:10a).

The word for “kept” in the above verses can carry with it the sense of guarding something so as to keep it in the state that one finds it. Leaders in these churches retain the words of the Bible in the state that they find them, words that signify Jesus’ imminent appearing to catch us up to meet Him in the air and His thousand-year reign during what we refer to as the “millennium.”

It’s to this church that Jesus says, “I am coming soon,” or quickly as the word suggests in the Greek (Revelation 3:11a). This promise of the Rapture brings us much-needed reassurance in these perilous times.

It’s in the words of Scripture that we find hope amid the perils of our day. It’s the glorious hope in Jesus’ appearing (the Rapture) that’s embedded in the Gospel that enables us to stand firm in today’s world.

Jesus

Jesus stands on the outside of the Laodicean church knocking at its door (3:20). The leaders of these churches occupy themselves with promoting their programs and emphasize attendance numbers as a sure sign of God’s blessing. Perhaps they do not notice that they are serving themselves rather than the Chief Shepherd. Perhaps they do not miss His lack of participation in their many planning sessions for their future, which they assume is theirs for the taking in contrast to what Scripture tells us about presuming on the days ahead of us (James 4:13-17).

Many Laodicean-leaning churches today acknowledge the Lord and worship Him with music and praise, but He remains on the outside in what really matters. Smooth-running programs, ministries, and people filling the chairs at each service are the marks of success, even if the people in those seats do not hear the meat of God’s Word that would enable them to grow spiritually (Hebrews 5:11-14).

Looking at Jesus’ message to the Philadelphian church reveals a far different story. Jesus offers no criticism of the church but instead provides loving encouragement. It’s a message of praise for believers that clearly love Him. He’s the reason for their endurance as they patiently wait for Jesus’ appearing amid scoffing and distressful circumstances.

In such churches, Jesus is on the inside working through them to reach the lost and build up the saints.

Notice again the promises He makes to this ancient body of saints and to us as well:

“Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth. I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown” (Revelation 3:10-11).

Isn’t it interesting that Jesus’ promise in the above verse applies to living saints? There’s no need to assure the “dead in Christ” that they will miss the “hour of trial” that everyone living in the world in the last days will experience. Jesus assumed that His promise to the church in Philadelphia would apply to saints living during the season of His appearing to take us home to glory.

Jesus’ glorious promise applies to all born-again believers. All those in Christ will be caught up in the air to meet the Savior, exactly as Paul describes in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. After that, the “Day of the Lord” wrath will descend upon the earth-dwellers that Jesus refers to in the above verse (see also 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11).

Eyesight

Perhaps the greatest need for today’s leaders of Laodicean-leaning churches is “salve to anoint” their “eyes” (Revelation 3:18).

Pastor and Bible commentator John MacArthur wrote this regarding the need for sight on the part of the Laodicean church:

“Though they prided themselves on their allegedly superior spiritual knowledge, the Laodiceans were, in fact, spiritually stone blind. Blindness represents lack of understanding and knowledge of spiritual truth.” [i]

His words not only ring true regarding this late first-century AD church but speak to today’s lack of insight into the prophetic texts of the Bible. So many pastors today fail to recognize the signs of the times, which reveal that we live in the last moments before the Rapture and the start of the seven-year Tribulation.

We live in a world filled with continuing threats of a nuclear World War III, warnings of catastrophic food shortages for 2023, and dire forecasts of continued soaring inflation for the basic necessities of life, which cause many to wonder how they will be able to both heat their homes and put food on the table for their families at the same time this winter.

This is not a time to shy away from proclaiming what the Bible says about our glorious hope that starts with Jesus’ return for us, His beloved bride.

It’s the true state of our world that scares people (or at least it should). Biblical prophecy, on the other hand, both comforts us and prepares us for what lies ahead.

The Bible said that the world would look exactly as it does today in the days leading up to the Tribulation period. By faith, we see His hand at work even during this time of lawlessness. We glorify God as we recognize that He remains sovereignly in control of history and of the nations. And most encouraging, He controls our future as well.

As we witness a multitude of signs telling us that the world is right on the edge of seeing the fulfillment of all that John wrote about in Revelation 6-19, we magnify the greatness of the name of Jesus. The book of Revelation glorifies Christ from beginning to end. (See my post: Don’t Mess With the Book of Revelation.)

My heart breaks for believers who sit in churches never hearing about the glorious news regarding our future.

But They Faithfully Preach the Gospel

Many will protest my criticism of seeker-friendly churches by citing that its leaders often proclaim a pure Gospel in spite of teaching errant views or remaining silent regarding future things.

I agree that it’s wonderful that many seeker-friendly pastors proclaim the true saving message of the cross and people are coming to the Lord through their preaching.

However, as I have written in the past, those who divorce our “blessed hope” from their proclamation of the Gospel err in at least three ways:

  1. They must ignore or gloss over many biblical texts that speak to our glorious hope in Jesus’ appearing.
  2. They minimize the future glory that lies ahead for believers by making eternity appear distant and far less wonderful than what the Bible reveals.
  3. They fail to prepare the saints under their care for what might lie ahead before Jesus comes for us and God’s wrath descends upon the world.

This is the tale of two churches.

Though most do not check all the boxes of the Laodicean church that Jesus describes in Revelation 3, the seeker-friendly churches of our day exhibit many of its characteristics. My primary criticism is that, more often than not, they fail to emphasize the glorious, amazing, and over-the-top joyous message of Jesus’ appearing to take us up to glory. They sacrifice this teaching on the altar of church growth and booming programs.

Those that follow the lead of the Philadelphian church in today’s world hold tightly to Jesus’ words regarding His return for us and persevere in their watchfulness of His soon appearing.

My bookThe Triumph of the Redeemed-An eternal Perspective that Calms Our Fears in Perilous Times, is available on Amazon. It’s all about how a strong biblical foundation in our glorious hope equips us to face a world ablaze in wickedness, deception, and lawlessness.

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[i] John MacArthur, Jr., The MacArthur New Testament Commentary – Revelation 1-11, (Chicago: Moody Press, 1999), p. 139.

Source: A Tale of Two Churches :: By Jonathan Brentner

Afflictions, But No Broken Bones — VCY America

Psalm 34:20

This promise by the context is referred to the much afflicted righteous man: “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.” He may suffer skin wounds and flesh wounds, but no great harm shall be done; “not a bone of him shall be broken.”

This is great comfort to a tried child of God, and comfort which I dare accept; for up to this hour I have suffered no real damage from my many afflictions. I have neither lost faith, nor hope, nor love. Nay so far from losing these bones of character, they have gained in strength and energy. I have more knowledge, more experience, more patience, more stability than I had before the trials came. Not even my joy has been destroyed. Many a bruise have I had by sickness, bereavement, depression, slander, and opposition; but the bruise has healed, and there has been no compound fracture of a bone, not even a simple one. The reason is not far to seek. If we trust in the Lord, He keeps all our bones; and if He keeps them, we may be sure that not one of them is broken.

Come, my heart, do not sorrow. Thou art smarting, but there are no bones broken. Endure hardness and bid defiance to fear.

Afflictions, But No Broken Bones — VCY America

God’s Heart for You — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

Think of it…

You belong to a God who has no limitations.
He is able to do things for you,
be mighty in you, and bring blessings to you.
His provisions are endless,
His blessings are measureless,
and His generosity is boundless.

All that is in His heart (for you)
flows out in waves of love.
They are sent to touch you, to fill you, and to cover you.
You cannot contain them for they are
more than your mind can imagine,
more than your arms can embrace,
and more than your heart can hold.

Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” Jude 1:24-25

by Roy Lessin
Used by Permission


Further Reading

•   A Poem of Hope …”I feel the arms of God around me”

•  More than a Father

•  Salvation Explained

God’s Heart for You — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

What God Thinks about You — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!” Psalm 139:17-18 (NLT)


What do you think God thinks about you?

Psalm 139 depicts God’s intimate, articulate, and unflinching knowledge of the detailed expanse we call our lives.

Nothing random or contemptuous dominates God’s attentiveness to me. This psalm shows that, even before God purposefully made me, He knew all about who I am (verse 16).

Because God discerns my individual thoughts, His thoughts about me are personal and are particular to me (verses 1, 2). He also knows the precise words I use to express myself (verse 4).

God’s thoughts about me are perpetual. In this moment God knows, for example, whether I sit down to surf the Internet or stand up to get a snack. He keeps pace with all my pursuits and pauses (verse 3).

God pervasively surrounds me. Fencing me in, He simultaneously goes ahead while guarding my back. Although I don’t physically feel it, His protective hand is on me (verse 5).

Even when I feel distant or full of darkness, He is always present and perceptive. All darkness is “see-through” to Him. What happens to me is permitted only after His security check (verses 7-12).

God’s thoughts about me are persistently plentiful. As countless as sand on a shore (verse 18). Can you even imagine?

He doesn’t just think of me in this way. We are all precious to Him. Let us intentionally choose to welcome the wonder of His focus as we bask in the concentration of His care.

Oh, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, thank you for your unbelievable awareness of me – just one little person among the 7.6 billion people on this planet. Thank you for the sheer genius of your capacity to create and know each one of us. Thank you that I receive your constant care, and that I can agree to bask in your intimacy with me. Rather than hoarding my own evaluations of myself, thank you that I can allow your thoughts to be precious to me, to fill me with gratitude and rest even during demanding days. Amen.

By Sue Braid
Used by Permission
https://thelife.com/devotionals


Further Reading

•  Understanding the Holy Spirit

•  Questions and Answers

•  Salvation Explained

What God Thinks about You — Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

20 Nov 2022 News Briefing

Rep. McCarthy tells Jewish Republicans he will pull Ilhan Omar from committee
LAS VEGAS — Kevin McCarthy, the likely next speaker of the US House of Representatives, said he would remove Ilhan Omar, the Minnesota Democrat, from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in part because of her criticism of Israel. He also hinted that her personal criticism of him last year was a factor. McCarthy, a California Republican whose party just won a narrow majority in the House, was speaking Saturday to the annual Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Las Vegas.

The Holy Spirit Board with its ‘Magic Cross planchette with metallic mirrored finish’ is straight from the pit of Hell.
This straight from the boardroom of Hell board game tells you how you can “communicate directly with Jesus Christ!” and “get all the answers straight from the man himself!”. Just for fun it comes complete with something called a ‘Magic Cross planchette’

5 OR sheriffs say they won’t enforce new gun control law
Oregon sheriffs are saying that new gun control measures voters approved in the midterm election won’t be enforced in their counties, a month after New York sheriffs said they were bucking new restrictions in their state, too.

The Most Disgusting Country In All Of Europe
Once upon a time, the highly advanced nations of western Europe were the peak of human civilization.  Everywhere you look, there is human degradation, but one country is worse than them all.  Germany has openly embraced just about every form of evil that you can possibly imagine, but in this article I want to focus on what they are doing to young women. Legalized prostitution is practiced on an industrial scale by the Germans, and this has earned them the title “the bordello of Europe”…

US Redeploys B-1B Lancer Bomber Over Korea After North Fires Powerful ICBM
Tensions are again reaching boiling point over the Korean peninsula as the US has redeployed a US B-1B Lancer long-range strategic bomber there, ostensibly for more joint aerial drills with the south’s military, even after North Korea’s vehement denunciation of similar exercises earlier this month, which resulted in Kim Jong-un ordering a record number of ballistic missile tests.

Judge Orders Unsealing Of Names Of 8 Anonymous Individuals Relating To Jeffrey Epstein
A federal judge on Friday ordered the unsealing of documents featuring the real names of some of the “John Does” relating to deceased sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, according to multiple media outlets.

Brittney Griner sent to remote Russian penal colony and ‘trying to stay strong’
US basketball star Brittney Griner is “trying to stay strong” after being sent to a remote Russian penal colony to start serving a nine-year sentence for drug possession. Griner’s legal team said they had visited her and that she was doing “as well as could be expected”.

U.S. says Russia’s Ukraine invasion offered preview to potential global tyranny
Austin’s remarks were some of his strongest to date on the importance to the international community of helping Kyiv prevail after nearly nine months of war, and they were delivered at what may be an inflection point in the conflict.

Israeli Airstrikes On Syria Kill 4 Soldiers, Injure 1
Israeli airstrikes hit central and coastal regions of Syria early Saturday, killing four soldiers and wounding one, the Syrian military said. State media quoted an unidentified Syrian military official as saying that Israeli warplanes flying over the Mediterranean fired missiles toward military positions in coastal and central Syria.

Canada’s Spy Agency Investigating Iranian Death Threats
Canada’s spy agency is investigating reports from people who are living in the country who have received “credible” death threats from Iran, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) said in a statement. The threats are “designed to silence those who speak out publicly” against Iran, the statement said.

‘Israel and Azerbaijan are both targets of Iran’
“Jerusalem has never been the capital of any country, state, kingdom, or political entity that was not Jewish. Moreover the majority of people living in Jerusalem since the first census in the mid 1800’s have been Jews, not Muslims or Christians.”

Israel’s secular public is tired of carrying ultra-Orthodox on its back
Whether or not it’s a decision of majority of people, data proves top three deciles in Israel still pay about 90% of the taxes, while only 52% of Haredi sector works, and only one-third of them are employed full-time.

‘Naval Iron Dome’ successfully tested in final stage before becoming operational
Israel’s Navy and Defense Ministry as well as Rafael Advanced Defense Systems completed a C-Dome system advanced interception test, the IDF announced on Thursday, marking a significant step toward introducing the naval version of the Iron Dome aerial defense system.

3 dead as dangerous lake-effect storm paralyzes upstate New York
Residents of northern New York state were digging out Saturday morning from a dangerous lake-effect snowstorm that had dropped more than 6 feet of snow in some areas and caused at least three deaths.

All Carnival brands reinstate mask policy as Covid cases rise
As Australia experiences the fourth wave of COVID, Carnival Corporation says it has taken an industry-leading health precaution and reinstated its mandatory mask mandate across all brands.

Watch: Thermal Drone Footage Shows Army Of Illegals Entering US 
Footage captured by a thermal drone shows an army of illegal migrants entering the U.S. at Eagle Pass, Texas, yesterday with the reporter who captured the footage noting that it happens “every morning”.

Girl Guides of Canada to rename ‘Brownies’ claiming label has caused ‘personal harm’ to people of colour
On Tuesday, 
Girl Guides of Canada announced that it would be renaming the “Brownies,” a label given to their seven to eight-year-olds members, claiming it had caused “personal harm” to people of colour.

House Democrats Move to Allow Non-Citizens to Vote in US Elections
Congressional Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee passed an amendment to an elections bill today calling for non-citizens to vote in US elections.

BREAKING: Woke Disney Has Worst Day On The Stock Market In 21 Years
Disney has faced a series of problems with its theme parks and films, as well as its Disney+ streaming service that has exclusive rights to Disney movies and TV shows.

Asda and Lidl limit egg sales as supplies disrupted by Britain’s largest ever bout of bird flu
Eggs are being rationed amid bird flu and soaring production costs. Asda has started limiting customers to two boxes while Lidl has imposed a three-box rule in some stores. Wetherspoon has even removed eggs from fry-ups in a number of its pubs.

FDA Unveils Plan Aimed at Preventing Outbreaks of Deadly Bacteria in Baby Formula
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Nov. 16 said it is developing a new plan which aims to prevent outbreaks of Cronobacter bacteria in instant baby formula.

Biden’s climate agenda benefits communist China, not the Americans he supposedly represents 
The Biden administration’s focus on climate change can be geopolitically hazardous as green policies can shift power into the hands of China, which has monopolized the supply chain of rare minerals required in the production of renewable energy technology, said Steve Yates, former deputy national security adviser at the White House from 2001–05, in an interview with The Epoch Times’ sister media NTD Television on Nov. 10.

They Will Lock You Down Again
…The US government, through the Transportation Safety Administration, has signed yet another order extending the ban on unvaccinated international visitors until January 8, 2023. This means that no person who has managed to refuse the shot is allowed to come to the US for any reason. This is 30% of the world’s population, banned even to enter the US on their own dime. Something like this would have been inconceivably illiberal three years ago, and been a source of enormous controversy and outrage. Today, the extension hardly made the news.

AG Merrick Garland Appoints Special Counsel To Conduct Criminal Probe Of Former President Donald Trump’s Handling Of Classified Documents 
For the past 6 years, the Democrats have used the Senate as well as the Congress as their own personal police force in an attempt to stop Donald Trump on whatever level they can stop him on. Their abuse of their own power is at once egregious and sickening, and I believe is in itself a crime on multiple levels. But what happened yesterday goes far beyond partisan politics, now the Department of Justice has stepped in with the appointment of a special counsel to see about putting Trump behind bars. Now it’s serious, with real prosecutors instead of fake politicians.

Texas Governor Invokes the Invasion Clause at Southwest Border
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) invoked the invasion clause of the U.S. and Texas constitutions this week, providing additional power to state authorities to protect the state’s 1,254 mile border with Mexico against drug and migrant entries. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and things are desperate at the Southwest border in Texas.

MEDICAL SCIENCE WARNING: Lung transplant recipients develop respiratory distress and organ rejection after second dose of covid-19 vaccine 
Lung transplant recipients who receive two doses of covid-19 mRNA may suffer organ rejection and develop respiratory distress requiring supplemental oxygen and further treatment.

Lockdown Wasn’t Imposed to Protect the World from a New Virus but Because the Real Economy Had to Be Shut Down 
As the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, announces £54 billion in increased taxes and cuts to public services in order to reduce a fiscal deficit being blamed on everything from the Pandemic to Putin and Brexit, this is a look at the actual causes of our spiralling inflation, not just in the UK but across the globe.

Canada to introduce Social Credit System next year with Carbon Counter on Visa Card Purchases
Vancity has become the first Canadian financial institution to offer a credit card that calculates a user’s carbon footprint. It is partnering with climate-focused German fintech Ecolytiq to offer the carbon calculator.

USA has suffered shocking 350k Excess Deaths in 2022 so far; evidence suggests COVID Vaccination is to blame 
Official figures published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirm that the United States of America suffered nearly 350,000 excess deaths as of September 25th 2022.

48,817 DEAD and 5,107,883 Injured Following COVID-19 Vaccines in European Database of Adverse Reactions
The European (EEA and non-EEA countries) database of suspected drug reaction reports is EudraVigilance, verified by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and they are now reporting 48,817 fatalities, and 5,107,883 injuries following injections of four experimental COVID-19 shots:

Source: https://www.raptureready.com/2022/11/20/20-nov-2022/

Headlines – 11/20/2022

‘Rigged’ 2020 election prevented Israel-Saudi peace, Trump tells Jewish GOP confab

Shin Bet head said to warn Netanyahu PA could collapse, worsening security situation

Visiting US official urges Israel to strengthen PA to prevent its collapse

Liberman claims Netanyahu plans to oust incoming IDF chief, attorney general

‘Shameful’: Israelis assault troops, initiate clashes with Palestinians in Hebron

New York police arrest 2 men, seize weapons over ‘threat to Jewish community’

FBI director says US Jews under threat ‘from all sides’ amid rise in antisemitism

NBA’s Kyrie Irving ‘apologizes deeply’ weeks after posting antisemitic film

Kevin McCarthy Tells Jewish Group He Will Remove Anti-Semitic Democrat Ilhan Omar from House Foreign Affairs Committee as Speaker

After Israeli-owned tanker hit, US to deploy 100 unmanned vessels in Persian Gulf

Syria says four soldiers killed in Israeli airstrikes on military bases

Turkey strikes Kurdish targets in Syria, Iraq after deadly Istanbul bombing

WaPo’s Ignatius: ‘Disturbing’ Biden Gave MBS Immunity on Khashoggi that Trump Wouldn’t, ‘Humiliating’ He’s Been Rejected on Oil

Iranian authorities kill 3 protesters in Mahsa Amini’s home province

Iran activists fear deadly crackdown in Kurdish-populated Mahabad

Tehran agrees to help Moscow manufacture explosive drones in Russia – report

Iran, Russia sign deal to begin Iranian drone production on Russian soil

Turkey bombs towns across northern Syria after Istanbul bombing, say reports

At Least Nine Killed In Suspected Gas Blast In Far Eastern Russia

Russian gas pipeline explodes near St. Petersburg, video shows – Russia officials say pipeline explosion caused by ‘depressurization’

Russia accuses Ukraine of executing more than 10 POWs

Sunak Says UK Will Support Kyiv ‘Until Ukraine Has Won’

Deputy of NATO ‘Ally’ Erdogan Says U.S. Wants to Prolong Ukraine War for ‘Its Own Benefit’

‘This is crypto extinction’: Peter Schiff predicted the 2008 financial crash – now he sees the total destruction of digital currencies very soon.

Maher: Seems Like FTX CEO Avoided Scrutiny Because He Was on Left’s ‘Team’ – ‘Has a Very Epstein Feel’

What’s Going On? FTX Debtors File Motion to Hide the Names of FTX Creditors

Caroline Ellison, one of the central figures behind FTX’s collapse, previously tweeted that regularly using amphetamines made the ‘non-medicated’ life seem ‘dumb’

Caroline Ellison is a math whiz, trader, and the shadow figure behind FTX’s collapse – here’s how a devout Harry Potter fan came to take part in crypto’s biggest implosion

Kevin McCarthy Used FTX Funding to Sway GOP Primaries and Take Out MAGA Favorite Madison Cawthorn

“This is Corruption at the Highest Levels and They’re Trying to Turn Us into a Banana Republic” – Liz Harrington Destroys Chris Cuomo on Latest DOJ Assault on President Trump

Democrat poised to succeed Pelosi repeatedly denied legitimacy of Trump’s 2016 election – Hakeem Jeffries’ claims range from stolen election to voter suppression. Will news media treat him same as Republicans?

“Pretty Much the Same Way” – Eduardo Bolsonaro Agrees the Brazilian Left Stole the Election Just Like they did in the US

Arizona Attorney General’s Office Fires Off Letter to Maricopa County Regarding 2022 Midterm Election Day Voter Suppression – Demanding Answers by Nov. 28

Cochise County Arizona Delays Certification of Suspect Midterm Ballots Until November 28, May Set Precedent for Other Counties to Inspect Machines

Twitter locks out Citizen Free Press after video of Obama claiming Democrats control voting machines

Millions of Twitter users take up Musk’s offer to vote on reinstating Trump

Elon Musk Restores President Trump’s Twitter account: ‘The people have spoken’

Liberals on Twitter fume after Musk reinstates Trump to platform: ‘God help us’

Trump tells Jewish Republicans he sees no reason to return to Twitter

CBS News Suspends Twitter Posting ‘In Light of the Uncertainty’ About Musk-Owned Social Platform

A diminished Twitter faces a World Cup test for hate speech moderation

Aspiring country singer charged for threats to kill fact-checkers and FBI agent over Trump ‘slander’

Meteor lit up sky over Niagara Falls, CN Tower early Saturday morning

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near the South Sandwich Islands region

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Ust’-Kamchatsk Staryy, Russia

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Yilan, Taiwan

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits the South Sandwich Islands region

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Singaparna, Indonesia

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near New Guinea, Papua New Guinea

Earthquake swarm under Takawangha volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Yellow, Alaska

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 22,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 21,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 21,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 17,000ft

Fuego volcano in Guatemala erupts to 16,000ft

Reventador volcano in Ecuador erupts to 15,000ft

At least 3 dead as snowstorm buries western NY under 6 feet of snow and counting

77 inches of snow near Buffalo sets New York state record

‘It’s like living in an igloo.’ People are turning off their heat as prices surge

6 Years Later, Marine Life Still Hasn’t Recovered From The Monstrous Ocean Heat Blob

Negotiators at COP27 reach deal on fund for nations stricken by extreme weather

A flock of sheep in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia has left the world bamboozled by walking in a big circle for several days for no apparent reason

California Parents Outraged Over Elementary School’s New After School Satan Club

Text Messages Show VP Biden and His Wife Colluded to Suppress Hunter’s Actions With a Certain Minor

Steve Bannon Fires Warning Shot: Biden Family Is About to Have their Entire Depraved and Perverted Family Exposed to the American People

Sportswashing and spectacle as Qatar’s World Cup of conflicts kicks off

Gay people living under radar in Qatar prepare warily for World Cup

‘I feel gay, disabled, a woman’: FIFA chief issues tirade at Qatar World Cup critics – In bizarre diatribe on eve of opening match, Infantino blasts ‘hypocrisy’ of Westerners who denounce Gulf state

FIFA spokesman backs Infantino over LGBTQ rights on eve of Qatar’s World Cup

LGBT activists rebuffed as NASA refuses to rename James Webb telescope

German Bishops Snub Vatican Ban, Vow to Keep Blessing Gay Couples

Abortion is ‘gruesome sign’ of what society has forgotten, says Catholic archbishop

Former Anti-Abortion Leader Alleges Another Supreme Court Breach

Cancer patients trialing world’s first ‘nano-robot’ antibodies, made in Israel

The Dengue Virus Has Been Found in Arizona

‘Viral jambalaya’: Early flu adding to woes for US hospitals

Guangzhou to Build 250,000 Quarantine Beds as China COVID Cases Rise

Child Quarantine Deaths Fuel Chinese Anger

Report: Canadian Doctor Says College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario Suggests Unvaccinated Patients are Mentally Ill and Should be Put on Psychiatric Medication

COVID vax makers finally study long-term heart damage as FDA admits bivalent data lacking

G20 leaders agree to introduce COVID vaccine passports

22 States Urge Biden Administration to Repeal COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Health Care Workers

FDA Says Telling People Not to Take Ivermectin for COVID-19 Was Just a Recommendation

Source: http://trackingbibleprophecy.org/birthpangs.php

13 Billion Dead After Trump Unbanned From Twitter — Babylon Bee

WORLD — Thirteen billion people have already died horrible deaths mere hours after former President Donald Trump was reinstated to Twitter.

“We should have seen this coming,” said a distraught Elon Musk, surveying the killing fields. “The liberals, they tried to warn me – but I just wouldn’t listen! Oh, curse the day that I started reading that dastardly Babylon Bee!”

Just as Democrats predicted, the entire earth descended into chaos and violence within mere seconds of Trump’s account being restored. “The barbarity unleashed by President Trump posting words on a website has literally killed every human on earth and then killed billions of them again,” said Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. “I myself have already died seventeen times from Trump’s tweets. Oh no, there’s another notification from Twitter! Goodbye, cruel world!”

As the world burned to ashes, Mr. Trump continued to steadfastly tweet through it all. “Wow! Best apocalypse going on, maybe EVER! I’d like to see SLEEPY JOE start an armageddon like this!!” posted Mr. Trump. “Rest assured your FAVORITE PRESIDENT will be ready to Make America Great Again when the nuclear covfefe has settled!!”

At publishing time, Mr. Trump had called for an end to the violence, directly causing another billion people to die.


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13 Billion Dead After Trump Unbanned From Twitter — Babylon Bee

In Change of Strategy, GOP Organizers Embrace Legal Ballot Harvesting Following Midterms | The Epoch Times by Petr Svab

Prominent Republican organizers are endorsing legal ballot harvesting and otherwise taking advantage of looser election laws after conceding that shunning such tactics puts the party at a disadvantage.

Republicans have been reexamining their strategies after the widely expected “red wave” largely didn’t materialize during the midterm elections, save some exceptions.

Some have blamed Republicans’ reluctance to embrace mail-in voting and ballot harvesting operations. While Republicans seem to remain concerned that mail-in voting is more susceptible to fraud, it appears they’ve come to acknowledge that they can’t do without the turnout boost they believe ballot harvesting has provided to their opponents.

“The Rubicon has been crossed,” said Charlie Kirk, head of Turning Point USA, the country’s largest conservative youth group, in a Nov. 16 tweet, adding, “we will build the most sophisticated and aggressive legal ballot harvesting operation in America and never let this garbage happen again.”

The day after, Republican grassroots organizer Scott Pressler voiced similar sentiment.

“I’m an expert voter registration harvester. Now, I’m going to become an expert ballot harvester,” he said in a tweet.

“Fight fire with a blowtorch.”

Kirk cast ballot harvesting as necessary to level the playing field with Democrats.

“We have to embrace early voting and ballot harvesting where it’s legal if we’re going to keep up. I may not like it, but we have to live in reality, not some fantasy land of how we wish elections were run,” he told The Epoch Times in a written response to questions.

He noted that Republicans garnered millions more votes nationally in the midterms, but still saw their candidates fail in key races, which he blamed on Democrats’ deploying “their vote-capturing machine in key precincts and districts.”

Reflections on the results, he said, shifted sentiment among the GOP base.

“We’re all waking up,” he said. “The Republican Party has a lot of work to do, but the grassroots is awake.”

Pressler too saw the Republican base warming up to ballot harvesting.

“I’ve always felt that way that I’m a Republican, but I act like a Democrat. I’m not afraid to use the tools of the Democrats in order to elect Republicans into the office,” he told The Epoch Times.

“And I think finally, the base which was very against early voting and against ballot harvesting, I think that people are finally onboard, conservatives, that they’re willing to invest in ballot harvesting.”

Pressler said his first step will be to grasp the ballot harvesting rules in all 50 states. Half the states allow voters to pick anybody of their choosing to deliver their filled-out absentee ballot. The other half either restricts who may deliver the ballot—only family members for example—or don’t specify who may or may not deliver ballots.

Pressler plans to restart in February his national tour to train Republicans how to register voters and run for office.

“Now I’m going to also include ballot harvesting where it is legal,” he said.

Kirk promised more details to follow on his plan.

“We need data and voter information to be the centerpiece of this new strategy. Churches, race tracks, football games are now voter drives,” he said.

He acknowledged that widespread mail-in voting remains “a major concern” as an opportunity for cheating, but gave Florida as an example of how the issue can be balanced.

Florida allows 3rd party ballot delivery as well as extensive early voting, yet the state managed to handle the issue in a way that seems to instill enough confidence in Republican voters to trust the system, propelling the reelection of Republican Governor Ron DeSantis as well as flipping several congressional seats.

“Florida is able to do it efficiently and securely. DeSantis barely lost ‘Early by Mail’ and mopped the floor with ‘Early in Person’ drop-offs 61% to 38%,” Kirk said in a tweet.

The midterm results indicate that even in states where Republicans strongly disagree with the local mail-in voting rules they can still succeed.

“The House of Representatives is GOP-controlled thanks to how we performed in states with the most liberal ballot harvesting and vote by mail laws — New York, Oregon, California,” Kirk noted in a tweet. “We can master this system. Democrats are praying that we refuse to try.”

Changing the rules can be step two, he indicated.

“We can’t change these bad laws until we have power and the only way to get power is to win elections,” he said.

Ballot harvesting rose in prominence particularly ahead of the 2020 election as election authorities in many states expanded mail-in voting citing concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many Republicans, prominently President Donald Trump, opposed blanket mail-in voting, arguing it’s more susceptible to fraud. Some GOP-led states imposed more restrictions and safeguards on absentee voting after 2020, but it remains widespread. In 2020, about two-thirds of voters cast their ballots early. This year, more than two in five did, based on early estimates.

While voters may feel more confident in their ballot if they feed it into the tabulation machine themselves on Election Day, it also comes with disadvantages, Pressler noted.

“I spoke to people that waited until Election Day and they said that they had problems and I was unable to help them,” he said. “Had they voted early, had they voted by mail, then their votes would have been either locked in or they would have had time to fix the problems. If they waited until the last minute, I’m unable to help them.”

At least 20 percent of polling places in Arizona’s largest county, Maricopa, experienced problems with tabulation equipment on Election Day. Voters were told to leave their filled-out ballots in designated boxes to be counted later or go vote at another polling place. Some who opted for the second option were then told at the other location that they couldn’t vote there, some Arizona Republicans have said. The Arizona Attorney General’s Election Integrity Unit is now investigating the matter.

“Telling everyone to vote in-person on ED opens you to traffic jams and machine malfunctions like what happened in Maricopa County. If and when that happens, there’s no rewinding time to change your strategy. You’re at the mercy of the courts and voters’ own schedules,” Kirk said.

As for people with concerns that absentee votes may not be counted properly, Pressler suggested that they get involved with the process.

“If a person is worried about corruption within the system, then my encouragement is for that person to become an election day worker,” Pressler said.

Another alternative would be to run for a county clerk, the office responsible for administering elections at the local level.

The Democratic National Committee and the Republican National Committee didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Source: In Change of Strategy, GOP Organizers Embrace Legal Ballot Harvesting Following Midterms

Cardiologists Come to the Same Conclusion Regarding COVID Jab Side Effects | The Epoch Times by John Leake, Dr. Peter A. McCullough

“The Covid mRNA vaccine has likely played a significant role or been a primary cause of unexpected cardiac arrests, heart attacks, strokes, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart failure since 2021…”

Until the British cardiologist, Dr. Aseem Malhotra, expressed grave concern about the safety of Covid mRNA vaccines, he was one of the most celebrated doctors in Britain. In 2016 he was named in the Sunday Times Debrett’s list as one of the most influential people in science and medicine in the UK in a list that included Professor Stephen Hawking. His total Altmetric score (measure of impact and reach) of his medical journal publications since 2013 is over 10,000 making it one of the highest in the World for a clinical doctor during this period.

In the early days of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Britain, he advocated the injections for the general public. However, in July of 2021, he experienced a terrible personal loss that caused him to reevaluate the shots—namely, the sudden and unexpected death of his 73-year-old father. His father’s death made no sense to him because he knew from his own examination that his father’s general and cardiac health were excellent. As he put it in a recent interview:

His postmortem findings really shocked me. There were two severe blockages in his coronary arteries, which didn’t really make any sense with everything I know, both as a cardiologist—someone who has expertise in this particular area—but also intimately knowing my dad’s lifestyle and his health. Not long after that, data started to emerge that suggested a possible link between the mRNA vaccine and increased risk of heart attacks from a mechanism of increasing inflammation around the coronary arteries. But on top of that, I was contacted by a whistleblower at a very prestigious university in the UK, a cardiologist himself, who explained to me that there was a similar research finding in his department, and that those researchers had decided to essentially cover that up because they were worried about losing funding from the pharmaceutical industry. But it doesn’t stop there. I then started looking at data in the UK to see if there had been any increase in cardiac arrest. My dad suffered a cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death at home. Had there been any change in the UK since the vaccine rollout? And again those findings were very clear. There’s been an extra 14,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests in 2021 vs 2020.

The more Dr. Malhotra looked into it, the more he felt the same concern about the safety of the mRNA vaccines that Dr. Peter McCullough had felt since the spring of 2021. The alarming incidence of sudden, unexpected deaths during the latter half of 2021 and the first eight months of 2022—especially among the young and fit—strengthened his grave concern and suspicion.

In September of 2022,—after a thorough investigation of the growing volume of data—he came to his conclusion:

The Covid mRNA vaccine has likely played a significant role or been a primary cause of unexpected cardiac arrests, heart attacks, strokes, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart failure since 2021 until proven otherwise.

His conclusion, including his precise verbal formulation of it, was identical to the conclusion drawn by Dr. Peter McCullough. Though the two doctors ultimately established contact to compare notes, they reached their conclusions based on their own, independent inquiries, before they spoke with each other.

Recently the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation produced Until Proven Otherwise— a short video documentary about the corroborating findings of these two leading cardiologists. I believe it is no exaggeration to say that the gripping, four-minute video is a MUST SEE for everyone. Please share it with your family and friends.

If you live in Dallas—or happen to find yourself in Dallas—on the evening of November 29, 2022, please be sure to attend the dinner for Drs. Malhotra and McCullough, hosted by the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation. It is sure to be a fascinating evening of discovery and conversation—not to mention a great party. We hope to see you there. Please click HERE to register for the event.

Reposted from the author’s Substack

Source: Cardiologists Come to the Same Conclusion Regarding COVID Jab Side Effects

ALERT: Joe Biden Becomes First Octogenarian President in American History — Conservative Review

President Joe Biden etched his name in the history books on Sunday by celebrating his 80th birthday and becoming America’s first octogenarian president. The White House doesn’t want you to know this because they’re concerned about “storylines surrounding [Biden’s] age.”

ALERT: Joe Biden Becomes First Octogenarian President in American History — Conservative Review

Globalists Dine on Tenderloin Wagyu Beef While Pledging to Make Farmers Miserable

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his wife, Iriana, hosted a gala dinner Tuesday for leaders of the Group of 20 countries and other invitees at Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park in Bali.

While explaining the duty the leaders had of “love, responsibility, courage, and devotion” to caring for the planet, the president treated his guests to a lavish dinner with Wagyu beef tenderloin as the main course, according to the G-20’s report on the event.

It’s the kind of hypocrisy we’ve come to expect from our leaders.

Source: Globalists Dine on Tenderloin Wagyu Beef While Pledging to Make Farmers Miserable

The Heresy of the Enneagram

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The announced intention of this[Enneagram]psychological approach is to help Christians in personality development, Christian maturity, and spirituality. …

The teaching of the Enneagram is so far removed from the teaching of Scripture, that it becomes problematic to understand why Evangelical publishing houses would even print these New Age books, unless they are just publishing what sells and not what follows Scripture and moves the Christian and moves the Christian to be spiritually mature. Every major Christian doctrine regarding God, Jesus, salvation, and sanctification, et al, is denied, distorted, or assaulted by this Occult religious teaching that attempts to robe itself in Christian dress.

H.Wayne House, “Forward” toRichard Rohr and the Enneagram Secret, by Don & Joy Veinot and Marcia Montenegro.

(ThanksThe Watchman’s Bagpipes)

Related: The Enneagram–Enlightening Tool or Enticing Deception?

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The “Great Reset” Must Fail — The Sooner, The Better

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Those who could never “set” our world in place, have no chance of “resetting” it either. The idea that human beings (or their technologies) can control the world and everything in it, is both illogical and dangerously irrational. The problem is not in proving why ideas like the “Great Reset” cannot work. That’s the easy part. The problem is in limiting the amount of economic damage and human suffering that such reckless pursuits needlessly cause.

 

Outrageous! FDA Backtracks During Trial and Now Claims ‘Not Taking Ivermectin for COVID-19’ was Merely a Recommendation — The Gateway Pundit

In December 2021, the FDA warned Americans not to use Ivermectin  that “is intended for animals” to treat or prevent COVID-19.

This was a very controversial statement at the time since the FDA pushed the drug on African migrants back in 2015 and the drug was praised in several scientific journals.

FDA Scares Off Americans from Taking “Horse Drug” Ivermectin for COVID — But Pushed the Drug on African Migrants in 2015

There have been over 93 scientific studies on Ivermectin that showed significant benefits in treating COVID-19 in its early stages.  The science is undeniable.

Despite this the US government condemned its use for COVID-19.

Fast forward to today…

During a recent hearing, government lawyers argued that the  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was only giving advice and it was not mandatory when it told people to “stop” taking Ivermectin for COVID-19.

The Nov. 1 hearing in federal court in Texas was for a complaint made by three doctors who claim the FDA’s statements on ivermectin, an anti-parasitic that has shown positive benefits in some trials against COVID-19, violated their constitutional right to practice medicine, Epoch Times reported.

“The cited statements were not directives,” said Isaac Belfer, one of the lawyers. “They were not mandatory. They were recommendations. They said what parties should do. They said, for example, why you should not take ivermectin to treat COVID-19. They did not say you may not do it, you must not do it. They did not say it’s prohibited or it’s unlawful. They also did not say that doctors may not prescribe ivermectin.”

“They use informal language, that is true… It’s conversational but not mandatory,” he continued.

The FDA has approved Ivermectin for use in other vector-borne diseases, but not for COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration warned the public via its Twitter account that Ivermectin is only safe for use in horses but not for human intake against Covid-19.

“You are not a horse. You are not a cow. Seriously, y’all. Stop it,” the caption reads.

A second post stated: “Hold your horses, y’all. Ivermectin may be trending, but it still isn’t authorized or approved to treat COVID-19.”

The lawsuit claims that FDA actions violated the law by interfering with the doctors’ ability to practice medicine and used the wonder drug “Ivermectin” against Covid-19.

It asked the court to declare the FDA’s actions unlawful and prevent the agency from issuing directives or opinions on the use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19.

The three plaintiffs in the case are Dr. Paul Marik of Virginia, Dr. Mary Bowden of Texas, and Dr. Robert Apter of Arizona.

“Can you understand the toll that that takes that I have young patients – young patients in the 30s and 40s, who I had to watch die – while the hospital prevented me from giving them the treatment I thought was in their best interest,” says Dr. Marik in 2021.

Houston Methodist health officials began investigating and suspended Dr. Mary Bowden last year for spreading “dangerous misinformation” about Covid-19 and promoting the efficacy of ivermectin, all because of FDA’s opinion.

The Nobel prize-winning, anti-parasitic drug, which has been deployed against some of the world’s most devastating tropical diseases, is far safer than the potentially lethal, experimental Covid vaccines, the Texas doctor argued.

Dr. Meryl Nass, a Maine doctor with more than 40 years of experience cannot practice after her medical license was suspended for ‘spreading Covid misinformation’ and treating Covid patients with Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine.

Dr. Meryl Nass was also ordered to undergo a neuropsychological evaluation because of her action, all because of FDA’s opinion on Ivermectin and HCQ.

Ivermectin was first identified in the 1970s during a veterinary drug screening project at Merck Pharmaceuticals and has been used since then without any adverse events.

For almost three years, The Gateway Pundit has been reporting about the efficacy of Ivermectin and HCQ in treating COVID-19.

There have now been 187 ivermectin COVID-19 studies, 138 peer-reviewed, and 93 comparing treatment and control groups that show a 62% improvement for early treatment in COVID patients. Ivermectin was adopted for early treatment in all or part of 22 countries (39 including non-government medical organizations).

citywide prevention program using ivermectin as prophylaxis for COVID-19 was implemented in Itajaí, a southern city in Brazil in the state of Santa Catarina between July 2020 and December 2020.

According to this comprehensive study, the regular use of ivermectin as a prophylactic agent was associated with significantly reduced COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death rates. The ivermectin non-users were two times more likely to die of COVID-19 than ivermectin users in the overall population analysis.

Earlier this year, Project Veritas released never before seen military documents regarding the origins of Covid-19, gain-of-function research, vaccines, potential treatments, and the government’s effort to conceal everything.

The documents contained evidence that Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine were effective in treating the coronavirus. This information was hidden from the American public.

Hal Turner Show reported:

Documents stored on a TOP SECRET folder on the computers of the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) prove that the medicines Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine and Interferon were PROVEN “Curative” of COVID-19 in April, 2020 – the cures were buried as “Top Secret.”

The revelation of these documents, sneakily stored in a TOP SECRET folder on government computers prove that the federal government of the United States KNEW in April, 2020, the entire “COVID-19 Pandemic” was completely curable through the use of these common medications.

Here are excerpts.

Heads should roll over this disclosure.

Outrageous! FDA Backtracks During Trial and Now Claims ‘Not Taking Ivermectin for COVID-19’ was Merely a Recommendation — The Gateway Pundit

US household debt skyrockets – Federal Reserve | RT Business News

The total jumped by $351 billion in the third quarter, mostly due to mortgages and credit card usage, the regulator reports

US household debt jumped during the third quarter at its fastest pace in 15 years due to increases in credit card usage and mortgage balances, a Federal Reserve report revealed this week.

According to the Fed, total debt hit a record $16.5 trillion, up 2.2% from the previous quarter and 8.3% from a year ago. Households added $351 billion in debt for the July-to-September period, the regulator said.

The increase follows a $310 billion leap in the second quarter and represents an annual rise of $1.27 trillion. Debt has surged over the past year due to soaring inflation, rising interest rates and strong consumer demand.

The central bank noted that the biggest contributors to the debt load came from mortgage balances, which skyrocketed by $1 trillion from a year ago to $11.7 trillion, and credit card debt, which climbed to $930 billion.

The credit card balance collectively rose more than 15% from the same period in 2021, the largest annual jump in more than 20 years. The increase “towers over the last eighteen years of data,” according to Fed researchers.

READ MORE: US inflation heating up – Bloomberg

“Credit card, mortgage, and auto loan balances continued to increase in the third quarter of 2022 reflecting a combination of robust consumer demand and higher prices,” said economic research advisor at the New York Fed Donghoon Lee. “However, new mortgage originations have slowed to pre-pandemic levels amid rising interest rates.”

For more stories on economy & finance visit RT’s business section

Source: US household debt skyrockets – Federal Reserve