Prophetic Word: Do You Believe the Lord Will Make a Way?

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I heard the Lord say, “Watch Me make a way where there appears to be no way. Will you put your trust in Me? Now is the time to rise up in faith for the battle is Mine. There is a mighty battle taking place over the unfolding destiny of the U.S.A, but My people will see that the battle is Mine, for I am coming to overturn injustices and to bring justice.”

Exposure of the Enemy’s Plans

“I am coming to expose the darkness and to uproot what is evil. What the enemy meant for harm I will turn for good. As the enemy’s plans and schemes are exposed, that will be the very catalyst that propels My plans and purposes. Just as in the time of Esther, where Haman was hung on his own gallows, the plans of the enemy will be exposed and will be the very thing that causes the demise of the enemy’s plans and a rise of My plans and purposes.”

Stand Firm in Faith

“I am not a man that I should lie. Speak forth with boldness the turnaround that is coming. Posture your hearts in faith and thanksgiving, knowing I am faithful to bring to pass all I have spoken. Decree the overturning of the evil agenda and the breaking forth of My plans. Now is not the time to step back or to doubt, but to stand firm in faith, standing on the promises I have given. My Word does not return void but accomplishes all it is sent forth to fulfill. Align your words with Mine and speak forth My Word.

“Many are confused by what they appear to see unfolding in the natural and are beginning to doubt what I have spoken, but now is the time to look only to Me, to hear only My words and to stand in faith for the fulfillment of all I have spoken. Every step is in My hands. Much is occurring behind the scenes, and I am orchestrating the path ahead. The spiritual battle continues to rage, but as My people partner with Me, they will see victory is Mine. Stand in My strength and the power of My Spirit. Do not be dismayed but know that I change the times and seasons, and I remove and establish kings.”

Hebrews 10:23 encourages us: “Let us firmly hold the profession of our faith without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”

“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He spoken, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Num. 23:19).

“It is He who changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who know understanding” (Dan. 2:21).

Path to Greater Freedom, Alignment and Truth

“My ways are higher, and the unmasking of the plans of the enemy will lead the nation to a place of greater freedom than would have occurred had this path not been taken. The unmasking will lead to an uprooting of evil that would otherwise have remained hidden. Surely, I work all things for good.

“As the plots and schemes of the enemy are uncovered, this will launch the nation into a position of greater alignment and restart the nation from a more solid foundation of truth and righteousness. This platform will be established on the back of My divine intervention and justice for I am coming swiftly and My justice will be seen. My faithful ones, now is not the time to grow weary, for the day of harvest for all that has been sown in prayer and intercession is coming.”

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth shall go before Your presence” (Ps. 89:14).

“And don’t allow yourselves to be weary or disheartened in planting good seeds, for the season of reaping the wonderful harvest you’ve planted is coming!” (Gal. 6:9, TPT).

Overturning and a Course Correction

“The outcome of this election has worldwide significance and impact, so the spiritual battle surrounding it is great. But this is the hour of the overturning for I have heard the prayers of My people, and I am coming to show Myself strong on their behalf. A course correction will be seen in the nation following My intervention. The day of deliverance is coming, for I will overthrow and overturn the plans of the enemy and relaunch the nation into the greater destiny I have planned for it.”

Stand firm in faith, knowing He is faithful. Continue to partner with the Lord in prayer and intercession to see the plans of the enemy exposed and His plans established. He is the way maker, and He is coming to overturn injustice and to bring a course correction to the nation. All He has spoken regarding the election will come to pass.

Katie Barker is the co-founder of Bring the Fire Ministries along with her husband, Aaron. They live on the Tweed Coast of Australia with their four children. 

Trump Encourages Americans to Gather and Offer Thanks to God

President Donald Trump speaks to the press in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington on Nov. 20, 2020. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump has encouraged Americans to gather and offer thanks for the “the abundant blessings in our lives” in celebration of Thanksgiving.

In a proclamation ahead of the national holiday, Trump urged Americans to commemorate the country’s “founding traditions of faith, family, and friendship, and give thanks for the principles of freedom, liberty, and democracy.” It is a custom for presidents to issue proclamations celebrating national holidays.

His comments also called on Americans to “gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings,” which has received scrutiny from the media for contravening public health expert advice and guidance.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a recommendation earlier this month asking Americans not to travel for family gatherings in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. Most people who get the disease show few or no symptoms and the vast majority, over 99 percent, survive.

“The tragedy that could happen is that one of your family members is coming to this family gathering and they could end up severely ill, hospitalized, or dying,” Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager, told reporters during a telebriefing. “And we don’t want that to happen. These times are tough, it’s been a long outbreak, almost 11 months, and we understand people are tired.”

Other health officials have instead recommended virtual gatherings to celebrate the holiday.

Meanwhile, Democratic nominee Joe Biden highlighted the virus during his thanksgiving address on Wednesday, telling Americans to prepare for a “long, hard winter” and to “forego many of the traditions that have long made this holiday a special one.”

“We need to remember we are at war with a virus—not with each other,” Biden said, according to his prepared remarks.

Trump’s proclamation underscored the strength Americans displayed during the pandemic and that the adversity revealed the courage and generosity of Americans.

“First responders, medical professionals, essential workers, neighbors, and countless other patriots have served and sacrificed for their fellow Americans, and the prayers of our people have once again lifted up our Nation, providing comfort, healing, and strength during times of uncertainty,” Trump said. “Despite unprecedented challenges, we have not faltered in the face of adversity.”

He also expressed his gratitude toward U.S. Armed Forces who were unable to return home to their families for this holiday.

As reports of an increase of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, several governors have imposed harsh measures, citing the pandemic, including New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who imposed a 10-person limit on gatherings, and California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who ordered gatherings to include no more than three households.

Late Wednesday, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision blocked Cuomo and other New York officials from imposing their occupancy limits set in a previous executive order.

Cuomo’s order mandated that attendance at religious services remain at 10 people or under in so-called red zones and at 25 or under in orange zones.

“Stemming the spread of COVID-19 is unquestionably a compelling interest, but it is hard to see how the challenged regulations can be regarded as ‘narrowly tailored,’” the Supreme Court said in the unsigned majority opinion (pdf).

“They are far more restrictive than any COVID-related regulations that have previously come before the Court, much tighter than those adopted by many other jurisdictions hard-hit by the pandemic, and far more severe than has been shown to be required to prevent the spread of the virus at the applicants’ services.”

The order (pdf) shows Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court’s three liberal justices—Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, and Sonia Sotomayor—in dissenting against the majority opinion.

 

America’s Critical Point in Time The decades-long communist assault on America is reaching a climax

A statue of George Washington in front of Federal Hall in New York City on Sept. 5, 2002. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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From its founding up to the present, the United States of America has represented a beacon of light that has shone forth, with religious freedom and freedom of speech not witnessed in other parts of the world.

What many have failed to realize, however, is that over the past several decades, this great nation has slowly been infiltrated by the communist specter.

Amid credible allegations of voter fraud and election irregularities, America is now on the brink of falling into the communist abyss.

The communist specter gave rise to the regimes in the Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea, and China. Its ideology of totalitarianism seeks control over, rather than the flourishing of, mankind.

Its gradual takeover of the West has been carried out in broad daylight. As French poet Charles Baudelaire wrote back in 1864, the “greatest trick of the Devil” is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist.

During the Cold War, the world was divided between two military and political camps. Yet, while their social systems appeared to be diametrically opposed, the same process was taking place on both sides, in different forms.

Many revisionist Western-style communists, socialists, Fabianists, liberals, and progressives publicly rejected the Soviet and Chinese models while their efforts led society on a path toward a social structure no different from those of the Soviet Union and China. And so it has been for much of the Western world.

The West was relieved at the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the fall of the Soviet Union just a few short years later.

The specter of communism, however, never died.

It continued to thrive in China, the world’s most populous nation. And while the Cold War ended, the international communist movement never ceased its efforts to achieve its global goal of communist domination.

While communist regimes have continued with their rigid dictatorships, party politics in free societies have come to a point of crisis. Communism has exploited loopholes in the legal and political systems of democratic nations by manipulating major political parties.

This decades-long effort has now nearly succeeded.

Socialism

Socialism has always been part of Marxism and the international communist movement. As Vladimir Lenin stated, “The goal of socialism is communism.” In democratic states, socialism slowly eats away at people’s freedoms through legislation.

In the West, the process of establishing a socialist system takes decades or generations, leaving people gradually numb, oblivious, and accustomed to socialism. The endgame of socialist movements implemented gradually and through “legal” means is no different from that of their violent counterparts.

Socialism inevitably undergoes a transition to communism, with people continually stripped of their rights until what remains is a tyrannical, authoritarian regime.

Socialism uses the idea of guaranteeing equality of outcome through legislation, but this seemingly noble goal goes against nature. Under normal circumstances, people of all kinds naturally vary in their religious beliefs, moral standards, cultural literacy, educational backgrounds, intelligence, fortitude, diligence, sense of responsibility, aggressiveness, innovation, entrepreneurship, and more.

In actuality, socialism’s pursuit of equality drags down morality and deprives people of the freedom to incline toward goodness.

Socialism uses “political correctness” to attack basic moral discernment and artificially force everyone to be the same. This has come along with the legalization and normalization of all manner of anti-theist and profane speech, sexual perversions, demonic art, pornography, gambling, and drug use.

The result is a kind of reverse discrimination against those who believe in God and aspire to moral elevation, with the goal of marginalizing and eventually getting rid of them.

Leftist and other pernicious agendas have been able to acquire so much mainstream influence in Western countries largely due to the help of mass media. In countries run by communist regimes, all outlets are subject to state censorship, if not directly controlled by the communist party. Elsewhere, the media has been brought under the sway of financial and partisan bias. Honest reporting and discourse are buried by an avalanche of sensationalism, political virtue-signaling, and outright fake news.

All around the world, socialist and communist movements have taken advantage of economic unrest and the pandemic to edge themselves into positions of influence, with the eventual goal of overthrowing the existing social order.

We are now seeing the same playing out in America.

The United States has gone far along with the socialist ideology. Mainstream media champion the ideas of equality and follow the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP’s) attacks on America. Our younger generations have come to view socialism favorably and are among the most fevered in taking part in protests and riots aimed at destroying our cultural heritage.

Meanwhile, society at large has come to support the idea that the government should provide health care, education, and perhaps eventually the cost of living. Knowingly and unknowingly, we are gradually trading our freedoms for a system that controls people.

Socialism and communism claim full ownership over all property and human beings. Socialism demands people give up their belief in God and instead take the state as God.

The United States, the place founded on a fundamental belief in freedom, has become a country where freedom gets betrayed. This has now come to a head with the 2020 election and credible allegations of voter fraud.

The nation that stands to gain the most from this is China, where the CCP has ruled brutally for more than 70 years, resulting in the unnatural deaths of at least 65 million people.

For communist China, the United States has always stood in the way of the communists’ objective of global control. The communist regime’s goal has always been to overthrow the United States and become the dominant power in the world.

For decades, it has worked toward this objective, and it is now close to attaining it.

Its methods of subversion are sophisticated and run deep. FBI Director Christopher Wray said in July that the agency has nearly 2,500 open counterintelligence investigations related to China and that the agency opens a new one about every 10 hours.

China’s rise, however, was halted and even reversed under the Trump administration, which recognized the mortal threat of the CCP to the United States. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described the CCP as the “central threat of our times.” A nationwide effort has been underway to rid the United States of the CCP’s influence, as well as counter the Party’s aggression overseas. Needless to say, the Chinese communist regime stands to gain a lot from an end to the Trump presidency.

A Battle Between Good and Evil

Communism teaches people to replace belief in God with atheism and materialism.

As a consequence, in today’s world, the criteria for discerning good and evil have been inverted. Righteousness is cast as wickedness and vice as compassion.

By the start of the 20th century, atheistic and anti-traditional thought had begun to gradually seep into school curricula, facilitated by leftist pedagogical experts who had infiltrated academia and held sway over educational policy.

The public is inculcated with a modern consciousness and mobilized to overpower the minority of people who stubbornly hold to tradition. Intellectuals levy heavy criticism of folk cultures around the world, fostering narrow-minded prejudice among their undiscerning audiences. The concepts of critical and creative thinking are abused to pit those of the younger generation against authority, preventing them from absorbing the knowledge and wisdom of traditional culture.

In communist countries, after the bearers of traditional culture were slaughtered, the bulk of the population was indoctrinated to participate in revolution. After the CCP seized power, it took 25 years to nurture a generation of “wolf cubs,” a Chinese term for those who grew up under communism and were indoctrinated to hate and kill class enemies. They were encouraged to fight, smash, rob, and burn indiscriminately.

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Communist Party cadres hang a placard on the neck of a Chinese man during the Cultural Revolution in 1966. The words on the placard states the man’s name and accuse him of being a member of the “black class.” (Public Domain)

The CCP actively cultivates murderous sentiment. During the Cultural Revolution, teenage girls readily beat their teachers to death as part of Mao’s ideological crusade.

In the West, communist parties proudly harken back to the experiences of the French Revolution and the Paris Commune. Every revolution and insurrection has been introduced by mobs that had no scruples, no shame, and no compassion.

Communism is a scourge on humanity. Its goal is the destruction of mankind, and its arrangements are meticulous and specific.

Human civilization, meanwhile, was transmitted to man by the divine. If humans destroy their culture and tradition, and if the morality of society collapses, then they will fail to understand the divine.

We can break through the communist specter’s attempt at destruction by actively rejecting its influence and instead following the divine, restoring our traditions, and elevating morality.

This is an era of both despair and hope.