Banned from YouTube...
As many of you know, the church, without any warning, was banned from YouTube. I was angry at first. When one considers all the inappropriate genre on YouTube, it is hard to believe that our content could violate their standards and others do not. I was appreciative of the positive and supportive response by our church family. You are truly a remarkable group of Christians. Equally as remarkable and appreciated are the talented individuals whom the Lord has brought to our congregation. In just four days, our tech team set us up to host our web page out of Israel and we are now live-streaming from that platform. This bypasses the censorship of the social media cartels. It also puts us out of reach of US based webhosts that might want to de-platform our web page in the future. I totally see the hand of the Lord in all of this. We are in amazing times. Obviously, algorithms have been set to flag certain words and issues for review. Still, it is amazing that a small church in Lucerne Valley could be seen as a threat. That is how desperate the enemy (i.e., the devil) is to control the narrative.
In the first few days of the Biden administration, President Biden signed forty-five executive orders that were, most likely, prepared months in advance by others.
In just fifty days:
The Biden administration has created a nightmare on our southern border. When President Biden took office, our southern boarder was secure. Drug traffic, human trafficking, and illegal entries were at an all-time low. President Biden stopped the building of the wall, costing hundreds of good paying jobs, reinstated the “Catch and release” policy, and welcomed those who wanted to enter America illegally to come right in. Consequently, drug traffic, human trafficking, and illegal entries are at an all-time high, and somehow, “it is Donald Trump’s fault.”
Congress passed the stimulus package that most economists speculate will inevitably result in hyperinflation. Minority whip in the House, Kevin McCarthy, claims that less than 9% of the bill is for Covid 19 relief. The rest is designated for Democrat programs, blue state bailouts, and pay-offs to political cronies. Most disconcerting is the fact that 250 million of our taxpayer funds are slated to go to Planned Parenthood. This is in direct contradiction to the law. The Hyde Amendment asserts, "No funds authorized or appropriated by federal law, and none of the funds in any trust fund to which funds are authorized or appropriated by federal law, shall be expended for any abortion" (section 301 H.R.)
The House has passed the Equality Act that has nothing to do with equality. Pray this bill does not become law! If it does, Christians lose their First Amendment protections of “Freedom of religion.” Churches and Christians will be attacked like never before in America.
The Second Amendment is also at risk. The House also passed two gun-control laws H.R.8 and H.R. 9. The first bill, being called, “The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021,” would make it illegal for anyone to gift a firearm to anyone else. Every firearm transaction would have to be done by a licensed dealer. The second bill expands the time and reach of federal background checks.
We also need to pray that US H.B.1 never becomes law. US H.B.1 claims to address voter access, election integrity, election security, and political spending. What it truly attempts to do is to federalize election law, which Constitutionally is specifically regulated to state legislatures. If signed into law, US H.B.1 would federalize and codify voter fraud. It also establishes a campaign fund so that the taxpayer will pay for the candidates’ campaigns. This bill guarantees that Democrats will nationally cheat to win, and we will pay for it.
The Biden administration’s energy policies have already resulted in America losing her energy independence, costing thousands of good paying non-government jobs, and creating a 25% increase in gas prices in one month.
Biden’s foreign policy has angered our allies and emboldened our enemies. A few short months ago, the Middle East was stabilized with a reasonable hope for peace in the region. Amir Tsarfati reports that the Biden administration policies have created a situation in the Middle East that has made it a powder-keg ready to explode.
There is no doubt that America, and her founding as a Christian nation and
Constitutional Republic is under attack. How all of this fits into end time prophecy is debatable, but it might be a good idea to keep looking up. Luke 21:25-28 states, “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (NKJV).
-Pastor Gary Schlenz