18 The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth through unrighteousness. 19 For what may be known about God is clear to them since God has shown it to them. 20 The invisible things about Him—His eternal power and deity—have been clearly seen since the creation of the world and are understood by the things that are made, so that they are without excuse.
21 Because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him or give thanks to Him as God, but became futile in their imaginations, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools. 23 They changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, birds, four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
24 Therefore God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their own bodies among themselves. 25 They turned the truth of God into a lie and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged the natural function for what is against nature. 27 Likewise the men, leaving the natural function of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men with men doing that which is shameful, and receiving in themselves the due penalty of their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not proper. 29 They were filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, proud, boastful, inventors of evil things, and disobedient toward parents, 31 without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, calloused, and unmerciful, 32 who know the righteous requirement of God, that those who commit such things are worthy of death. They not only do them, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
1. THE REALITY OF PLACES OF POLITICAL POWER & DEMONIC INSPIRATION
• The targets of the halls of darkness
• Platforms of power
• The new world order is…. ‘charged political globalism’
Revelation 13 (Daniel 2-9)
2. THE BATTLE FROM THE UNSEEN TO THE SEEN
• The garden
• Matthew 4
• Revelation 12
What is salvation all about?
3. THE JUDAS FACTOR
• Empty dark hearts open doors for direct access
• Did Judas know? John 13
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4. THE DAVID FACTOR
• Witting and un-witting
• Warfare on believers
• Warfare on non-believers
a. Empty hearts
• Satan knows… exactly
The dark side /satan and demons ‘target’ ‘inspire’ ‘lead’ and possess
Political lives, minds, give cloaked ideology, and push for actions
(platforms) that they can use.
Belief in God stood in the way of the totalitarian desire to transform human nature.
God was a competitor to communist control of the body, mind, and spirit of man
that Marx and Lenin wanted to redefine in their own image. In other words, the
communists rightly recognized that belief in God was the chief impediment to the
imposition of their atheist creed.
Kengor, Paul. The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism's Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration . TAN Books. Kindle Edition
IN THE HALLS OF DARKNESS
For the mystery of lawlessness is already working...
2 Thessalonians 2
Now Satan stood against Israel and incited David
1 Chronicles 21
After receiving the piece of bread, Satan entered him.
12 For our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, and against spiritual forces of evil in
the heavenly places
Spiritual Warfare for Political leaders and the dangers of spiritual and moral
ignorance must be brought front and center. If it is true….and it is explicitly true
that there is a ‘dark side’ that is at work to destabilize, fuel division and pump in
chaos then are political leaders vulnerable?
The answer is (as with all of us) a screaming YES. Today on the Ragged Edge Radio
Russ will begin to engage this reality and seek to give insight.
With the reality that anyone …including political leaders can be deceived and used
by radical evil…satan himself! rd
With another surge in gun violence in Philadelphia, local police, government leaders and others
are now calling for residents to turn in their firearms in order to save lives. Here
A man was seriously injured when a violent crowd of Portland protesters brutally assaulted
him after he crashed his truck in the downtown area. here
CHAPTER 5 “WE DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD” LENIN’S NECROPHILIA
“Communism begins where atheism begins,” declared Marx.253 In the
Communist Manifesto, he and Engels remarked, “Communism abolishes
eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality.”254 The apostles
of Marx and Engels took that to heart. In communist Russia, the
Bolsheviks in particular picked up the spear. “A fight to the death must
be declared upon religion,” asserted Nikolai Bukharin, founding editor of
Pravda and one of Lenin’s and Stalin’s leading lieutenants, adding
counsel to “take on religion at the tip of the bayonet.”255 Bukharin
spoke for the Bolsheviks: “Religion and communism are incompatible,
both theoretically and practically. … Communism is incompatible with
religious faith.” He also spoke for Marx: “‘Religion is the opium of the
people,’ said Karl Marx. It is the task of the Communist Party to make this
truth comprehensible to the widest possible circles of the laboring
masses.”256 The Bolsheviks would do just that. Communists worldwide
would do just that. Such was the atheist legacy bequeathed by Marx. One
of the most brutally restricted rights by communist governments was,
and remains, the freedom to worship, which communists always and
everywhere have attacked with a wild fervor and devotion. In a sense, it
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is strange that atheistic communists felt so mortally threatened by their
people believing in something they insisted did not exist. Yet,
communists not only cared about that worship but became utterly
obsessed with stopping it. Belief in God stood in the way of the
totalitarian desire to transform human nature. God was a competitor to
communist control of the body, mind, and spirit of man that Marx and
Lenin wanted to redefine in their own image. In other words, the
communists rightly recognized that belief in God was the chief
impediment to the imposition of their atheist creed. “That Religion of
Kengor, Paul. The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism's Long March of
Death, Deception, and Infiltration . TAN Books. Kindle Edition
Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?
In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations
After two days He will revive us. On the third day He will raise us up, that we may live before Him
27 No unclean thing shall ever enter it, nor shall anyone who commits abomination or falsehood, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.
2. WHO MAKES THE NATIONS / FOUNDATIONS?
3. PLATFORMS OF POWER AND THE ONE TO COME
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4. IS IT WORTH FIGHTING FOR?
Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you
life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may
live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For
the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years Deuteronomy 30
…choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, Joshua 24
7 Be not deceived. God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows, that will he also reap. Gal. 6
READ LAMENTATIONS TODAY
How lonely sits the city
that was full of people!
How she has become like a widow,
who was once great among the nations!
She who was a princess among the provinces
has become a slave! Lamentations 1
Do you think our country can remain as it has been, after it has thrown away the
Christian base? Do not be foolish. Jeremiah would have looked at you and said,
“You do not have the correct perspective. You should be crying, because it’s going
to be this way. Having turned from the One who can fulfill, the One who can give
comfort, having turned away from His love, His propositional revelation, there will
be death in your city, in your culture!” Modern man stands in that place. We see,
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therefore, that Jeremiah does give us the perspective we should have for our own
day. This is his message. History, indeed, is not just mechanical. In Jeremiah’s day
God worked into history upon the basis of His character, and He continues to do
so. Those people were going off to the Babylonian captivity not just for military
Schaeffer, Francis A.. Death in the City (pp. 47-48). Crossway. Kindle Edition.
16 For these things I weep;
my eyes flow with tears;
for the comforter, who should relieve my soul,
is far from me.
My children are desolate
for the enemy has prevailed Lamentations 1
1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God, 2 which He promised beforehand through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, 3 concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh 4 and declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. 5 Through Him we have received grace and apostleship for the obedience of faith among all nations for His name, 6 among whom you also are called by Jesus Christ:
1. BORN TO DIE AND THE IN-BETWEEN
2. LIFE IN THE JUNGLE
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3. SPENDING ALL YOUR LIFE IN THE WRONG LANE
4. KNOWING WHICH WAY TO GO
The will of God is Romans 12?
Thus says the LORD,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
I am the LORD your God,
who teaches you to profit,
who leads you in the way you should go.
18Oh, that you had listened to My commandments!
Then your peace would have been as a river
and your righteousness as the waves of the sea. Isaiah 48
5. TIME TO TURN AROUND …