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Warning: Do You Really Trust God?

Dec 3, 2019

The days are now upon us where we have to decide if Christ is everything, or just a religious concept we toss around:

A somewhat strange title it may seem. It is one thing to ask how we are doing in terms of trusting God. But a warning as well? Let me explain. While I am not a prophet nor the son of a prophet, I believe my ministry is that of the watchman on the wall.

If you have no idea what that is, have a read of Ezekiel 3 and Ezekiel 33. There we read about a real prophet of God and his role in warning people about matters that Israel had to be aware of. He had to make the warnings, regardless of how the people responded.

If not, he would have blood on his hands, and he would be held accountable to Yahweh for that. So he fulfilled his duties and left the results up to God. Believers today should be warning one another and alerting the whole body of Christ of various dangers or threats or matters that are arising that we all must be aware of.

I have tried to do this in various areas over the years. For example, for decades now I have sought to warn what the consequences would be if we keep caving in to the radical homosexual agenda. I warned about what would happen if we granted them special rights.

I warned about some of the dire consequences of going down the road of legalising homosexual marriage. Sadly most of my words – and those of the other few who also warned – fell on deaf ears. Most folks did not want to hear, did not care, did not believe us, or did not think it was a big deal.

Very few took any heed to the warnings being made and the pleas being offered to wake up to the imminent dangers we faced. Now of course the radical homosexual agenda is almost complete, and on top of all that, we have the even scarier and more harmful trans agenda flooding Australia and the West. Our children are the main victims of all this.

The militants are never satisfied, their list of demands never end, and their all-encompassing agenda is always being extended to cover every area of life. Just moments ago I noted on the social media how the activists are now trying to take over Christmas – something Christians celebrate as the birth of the Messiah, not a time to further promote debauchery and immorality.

See the write-up here: www.toddstarnes.com/values/lgbtq-group-calls-on-hallmark-channel-to-broadcast-a-gay-christmas/

And here: pjmedia.com/trending/hallmark-channel-under-assault-by-race-hustlers-and-lgbtq-cult-too-white/

A petition is found here: lifepetitions.com/petition/tell-hallmark-no-lgbt-christmas-movies

Of course this is just one of thousands of full-frontal attacks on faith, family and freedom. Just one more recent glaring example of this involves a pastor who has lost his job for wanting to protect children from the militants: caldronpool.com/pastor-threatened-abused-and-forced-out-of-job-for-saying-nude-lgbtq-pride-events-are-harmful-to-children/

On this matter of the never-ending list of demands, and how the activists want complete and utter submission and subservience from everyone else, please see this recent piece of mine: billmuehlenberg.com/2019/11/13/the-activists-are-never-satisfied/

So where does the ‘trusting God’ bit fit in here? Simple: more and more ordinary people are losing their jobs, being fined, or even jailed, for daring to resist the totalitarian agendas of the militants. That means that increasingly things will NOT be business as usual.

More and more Christians and conservatives will be forced out of their livelihoods and prevented from getting work. We will seriously have to start trusting God totally to fully meet our needs – something most Westerners have not had to really do in the past.

From now on for all real-deal believers, seeking to provide for your own family will take on a whole new meaning. I just told one such person who was forced out of his job by the rainbow Gestapo and has a young family to look after that while all believers can help out here – and in practical ways – this is now the time where we see if we really have true faith and true trust.

Do we really believe that God is our provider? Will we really trust him to meet all our needs – involving physical, material, and financial needs – as the militant stranglehold on our culture ramps up? Serious questions here folks: do we REALLY trust God, or are those just religious words we bandy about all the time, but do not really believe?

Will we stand for Christ, the gospel, the truth, and what is right even if it means we lose our jobs or get heavily fined – or even thrown in prison? Or will we compromise, capitulate and cave in? Yes it is important to look after our loved ones. But sometimes standing strong and trusting God to look after the family must be the way to proceed.

Most of us have never been tested in this way before. We have not been forced to choose between remaining true to Christ and providing for our family. Now this is upon us. Now we will be forced to choose. Now we will see if we really have faith and trust, or if we have just been fake believers all along.

We say we trust in God for all things. But do we really? Will we side with Christ and truth and be willing to risk everything, or will we just cave in and hope to get along as the persecution gets worse? These are very real questions that every Christian in the West must now be seriously asking themselves.

I speak more to this particular matter here – please have a read: billmuehlenberg.com/2019/11/22/why-are-so-many-christians-paralysed-by-fear-and-compromise/

We need to decide now which way we will go. Is it all the way with Christ, or will we effectively deny him so we can keep our cushy jobs, maintain our luxury lifestyles, and have everyone still stay happy with us? What will it be my friends?

Choose you this day whom you will serve (Joshua 24:15).

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6 Responses to Warning: Do You Really Trust God?

  • You’re right on Bill;
    Please keep Israel Folau in your prayer as he continues mediation this week with Rugby Australia.

  • Bill, if we are the real deal there is no choice!
    “Whoever is not with Me is against Me” Matt 12:30, Luke 11:23.

  • Well said, Bill. I believe I’m walking in that exact pathway atm as I left my aged care job on the grounds of conflict of interest when the euthanasia laws came into effect. I consider my soul more important than my job. God is fully capable of fulfilling my every need as he has promised those who trust in Him. It seems as though He’s doing his separating work between the chaff and the wheat, as one analogy expresses it.

  • Two quotes Bill,
    First: One first recorded over 200 years ago, author unknown..
    “The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions”.

    The desire to be liked, the reluctance to be confrontational and the premise that people will be drawn to Christ without confronting their sins may be “good intentions” but the quote applies.

    Second: “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed;
    if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may
    come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”

    Spoken regarding civic freedom, it is fitting to the struggle against cultural evil.
    If we are not in the “no-hope” stage yet we are at least between the “odds-against” and the “hopeless”. If there ever was a time to war against an evil culture it is today!
    Keep up the good work. Some will listen. Some will not. The responsibility will be passed to them and you will be rewarded. That is certain.

  • From a tweet I saw today: “Counsel at a trial in the UK is arguing that the notion that reproductive, binary sex exists is a fallacy and doesn’t even count as a ‘belief’ worth protecting. ”
    It seems to me that we need to be very clear how to answer such comments. I am not. Firstly, I do not at present understand our learned friend’s remark or how he or she could come to such a conclusion. What is the difference between a fact and a belief, for example. It looks as if there is a collective dementia. We need not only God’s provision but also His wisdom.
    There is a story about a centipede. They asked it, “When you set off somewhere, which leg do you put forward first?” It thought and thought, and came to the horrifying conclusion that it did not know, It never walked again.

  • Of course it is not just the prevention of Christians doing business that was prophesied. It was also prophesied that money would be increasingly concentrated into evil hands. (This is, of course, what Satan claimed when he tempted Jesus in the wilderness.) These prophecies are being fulfilled before our eyes but we should remember what the prophecies say:-

    Rev 13:17 even that not any might buy or sell except those having the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of its name.
    (MKJV)

    While some versions make out that this is a fait accompli and you will literally not be able to buy or sell anything without having the mark, the fact is that, while this may be true in some circumstances, what the scripture is actually saying is that this is what the second beast will be attempting to achieve. It does not mean it will be successful in all cases but what we should be able to see is that this prophecy is definitely starting to be fulfilled. You cannot, for instance, become a monetarily successful rugby or AFL player these days unless you promote sin.

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