‘Prepare ye the way of the Lord’
Topping up your oil & trimming your wick! We are living in times where the spiritual battle is intensifying and one of the big weapons of the enemy in these Last Days is FEAR. The fear of Covid-19, the fear of the jab and what are its potential consequences. The fear of not having the jab – how will people treat me, will I be locked out of society, will I lose my job, will I be able to visit my interstate family members again. Will I be ostracised? The fear of facing further time in isolation and lockdowns. The fear of an economy that may never recover. The fear of my business not surviving the restrictions and lockdowns in these uncertain times. The fear of the alleged claims of climate change being propagated by the United Nations. The fear of a decaying world and the increase of lawlessness, violence, and unprecedented governmental control. The fear of terrorism increasing in our country due to the unfolding events in Afghanistan. Fear is toxic, it weakens, diminishes, and contaminates the purity of our faith which is exactly what the enemy seeks to achieve. We need to arise above the onslaught of fear, for God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7
We need to heed the exhortation of Colossians 3:1-2 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. As we live with a heavenly perspective, we can claim the promises of God’s Word like Psalm 91:3-6. Surely, he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
We need to remember, we are citizens of another Kingdom, a heavenly kingdom and we have the only passport that truly matters, a passport that has been stamped forgiven and sealed with the blood, based upon what Jesus Christ accomplished for us at Calvary’s cross. For our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Saviour from there, the Lord Jesus Christ; Philip 3:20 As we set our focus on eternity and the wonderful promises of God’s Word, rather than the fear tactics of the enemy, we can be the ambassadors [2 Cor 5:20] of Jesus Christ which we have been called to be. We are to represent and communicate the desires and will of Christ to others. We represent another Kingdom (John 18:36), and it is our responsibility to reflect the “official position” of heaven.
We need to say goodbye to what we once knew and considered ‘normal’, for this world is being prepared for coming 7 years of tribulation and the rise of the Antichrist. Take for example the Great Reset. Klaus Schwab the founder of the World Economic Forum and propagator of the Great Reset has as their main aim to ‘Improve the state of the world’ by bringing in a Socialistic Marxist type of world government where they control people’s behaviour and change the face of business. Klaus has activated a network of 10,000 global shapers in 428 cities known as global hubs across 148 countries for implementing their planned remedy for the world. The shapers are something like the junior organization of the World Economic Forum. Its purpose is to identify high potential people who could become influential in business, politics, and culture at an early stage, let them network with each other and to introduce them to the World Economic Forum. The crisis caused by the coronavirus and the fear of the alleged catastrophic global warming are being used as the catalyst for this change on the world scene. All of this is made to sound like it is happening for our benefit but in reality, they are seeking to create a new form of global control that is ultimately preparing the way for the final dictatorship – the kingdom of Antichrist.
We see this same type of totalitarian control in France. The French President Emmanuel Macron who supports and promotes the Great Reset, on July 12th, 2021, issued his edict that COVID vaccines would now be made mandatory, and anyone who was not vaccinated would not be allowed access to restaurants, gyms, and other public venues. So terrified were the French citizens that over 7 million people rushed to get vaccinated. Now French police freely roam the cafes and marketplaces, demanding to see people's COVID vaccination passports. It sounds like Germany in the 1930s. Even In Australia we are seeing more and more situations where the vaccine is becoming mandatory. Where is all this leading? A vaccine passport for the whole world and ultimately a global identification system that the book of Revelation [Chapt 13] calls the mark of the beast and without the mark no one will be able to buy and sell. We are seeing a foretaste of this coming reality today. Every dictatorship that has ever risen has always started off, "for the so called good of the people", and we are only doing these things "for your protection and safety" but once again the realities taking place today are paving the way for the 7 years of tribulation.
We are also taught in Revelation 13 that Antichrist’s righthand man, the false prophet, will set up an image in honour of the antichrist. An image that will also speak and all who refuse to worship the image will be killed. Today we have an enterprise in Ireland showing such a reality is possible. We now have the Giant which is a Colossal moving statue which stands over 10 stories high. The Giant’s arms and head can move positions and its patented skin, a matrix of millions of programmable LED pixels, gives it the ability to instantly take the form of any man or woman – from historical figures to celebrity stars, or simple selfies of its visitors. It will be able to sing and speak. The creators behind it are seeking 21 sites in 21 cities by the end of 2021 to establish these giants. See www.thegiantcompany.ie
The coming kingdom of antichrist will be built upon lawlessness, for he is the lawless one [2 Thess 2:8]. The lawlessness of today is widespread and is particularly targeting our younger generation through transgenderism, gender fluidity, the LGBTIQ movement, the safe school’s coalition [now rebranded] etc from a very young age which is designed to undermine parental authority and promote sexual mayhem. In Scotland, they now let pupils aged FOUR change gender without their parents’ consent [Aug 2021]. They are telling teachers to support and not to question a child’s request to choose a new name or use a different toilet. This reality is happening all around the world and was recently raised in Victoria for further discussion.
Remember what Jesus said about the Last Days: You will hear of wars and rumours of wars but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains. [Matt 24:5-8] There will be signs in the sun, moon, and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world…When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near. [Luke 21:25-28] The world as we once knew it will never be the same, for it is being prepared for the coming tribulation which will begin with the unveiling of the Antichrist who confirms a 7-year treaty with Israel and the surrounding nations [Dan 9:24-27]. As born-again Christians we can rejoice that we will not experience the horrors of the tribulation for one day and may it be soon, our Heavenly Bridegroom will come and RAPTURE away his blood bought bride and we will be with Him forever more.
Though in these challenging and changing times it is imperative we be good ambassadors of Christ Jesus, continuing to co-labour in the work of God’s Kingdom by being consistent in our praying, by not being anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God, Philip 4:6, sharing the truth of God’s Word through whatever means is available to us. We are to stand up for truth and righteousness regardless of the cost, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. We are to be in this world, but not of it (John 17:16/1 John 2:15-17/Rom 12:2). We are to be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves (Matthew 10:16). As we do the schemes of the evil one will be overcome in our lives and in the lives of others. As Proverbs 13:17 says, A trustworthy ambassador [envoy] brings healing! Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus!
Greg and Judy’s Update: Here we are once again in the midst of lockdowns and border closures. Unfortunately, our ministry trip to Northern QLD in August, a planned speaking appointment at the NSW parliament with Fred Nile, a ministry trip to Brisbane and the Gold Coast area for September have all been cancelled. Prayerfully we trust regional NSW will reopen soon and some more local speaking appointments can go ahead. We are so encouraged to hear of various prayer warriors sharing our newsletters with others and distributing DVD’s and CD’s. The Word of the Lord continues to go forth and it will not return void.
Prayer Corner:Continue to pray for our Prime Minister Scott Morrison to seek the face of God and that the Lord will grant him great wisdom and the courage needed to lead our nation through these challenging times.1 Tim 2:1-4
Pray for the Premiers and chief officers of our various states and territories that the welfare and unity of Australia be put before political ambitions and alliances.
Uphold the Australian Christian Lobby as they work tirelessly for freedom and truth in this nation of Australia. Uphold your brother and sisters in Christ who are struggling with the lack of fellowship and isolation throughout the lockdowns. Pray that the Lord God Almighty will mould and shape Timeline Ministries so that the truth of God’s Word can continue to go forth in these changing times. your paragraph here.
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