The Lord Jesus gave me a vision this morning that he is using to help me get out of this passage the lesson he has for me to share today from his Word.
The Vision: I saw a very large vehicle, like a Cadillac from the 1960s, drive up in front of a building, right in front of my face, as big as life. I think that “Honey” may have been the driver, or that she may have been in this vehicle. And, then in my mind I heard “Wealthy’s” voice say, “I didn’t think it would be a big deal.” END
Translation: I witnessed a humongous agent (instrument, tool), i.e. a means of accomplishing something (the Cadillac). The Cadillac represents “The Standard of the World,” but is also a symbol of prestige, success, comfort, luxury, convenience, and coddling of both driver and passengers. And, this vehicle is being driven (pushed, encouraged, or forced) by “Honey,” i.e. by what is sweet (appealing, attractive, inviting or harmonious). But, it is a façade, i.e. it appears attractive and inviting, but it has a fierce bite.
This instrument of accomplishing something is building, i.e. it is happening now, right before our eyes, and it is developing, forming, and is in process. But, it is in my face, i.e. it is directly opposed to or against those who are for God and who are for righteousness and holiness, and who are for turning away from sin and following Jesus Christ in surrender to his will for our lives. But, the wealthy nations, in particular America at large, do not see this “instrument” being driven by “honey” as any big deal, i.e. they downplay it.
Ephesians 6:10-20 ESV
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” vv. 10-12
Although it is true that our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but it is against the devil and his many spiritual forces of evil he has at his disposal, still he uses flesh and blood humans to do his dirty work, too. So, we do have real physical human enemies who are fighting against us, but we have to know that Satan is behind them, and that this is a spiritual battle which can only be won with spiritual weapons of warfare, i.e. the armor of God.
So, the Lord Jesus is giving me three examples this morning of this “Cadillac,” i.e. of this instrument (tool) being driven (pushed) by Honey.
One: The “Green New Deal” – U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being used presently as a mouthpiece (instrument) for the “Green New Deal.” In reality, though, this is nothing new. This is just new terminology for a deal which has been in the works for a very long time, and which, in reality, became the new “Standard of the World” (the Cadillac) in June of 1992.
This is when George H.W. Bush, then president of the USA, and the leaders of 177 other nations around the world signed a document known as Agenda 21. It is being promoted as a global plan for improving (or saving) the environment, but it is really a secret plan for total world domination by the Elite – super wealthy and powerful of the world – alias “the beast”.
The plan, which is presently in place, and is active world-wide, including within the USA, is to bring the entire world under a one-world totalitarian government, and under a one-world totalitarian religion, too. And, it is a business plan, so they have many steps they have taken so far and that they are presently taking to reach that ultimate end. And, the plan is to bring us all into socialism (or communism), which will mean bringing the entire world (except for the super-rich) all down to the same poverty level.
It is a lot like the book “1984” (*) being realized in our world today. But, it is also a fulfillment of the prophecies of scripture with regard to these last days before the return of Jesus Christ. So, this isn’t new information. It is just the reality of the information we already know from reading scripture, but now active in our world and in our individual nations today.
The problem that exists with this, though, is that the wealthy nation of America, at large, and the church at large within our nation are not taking this seriously. They don’t see this “new deal” as any “big deal,” but it actually is a humongous deal, for it is the plan for global domination by the Elite – super wealthy and powerful of the world. This is this rule of the beast being realized in real time in our world (See: Rev. 13).
*IMO, 1984 is not recommended reading material in that it contains some subject matter not suitable for Christians to be taking into their minds. But, it is a futuristic story told about the events that are presently taking place in our world. So, if you could get cliffs notes or a summary of the book, that would probably be preferable to reading the entire book unedited. FYI, I have not read this: https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/n/1984
Two: The Internet – The internet is also a humongous instrument of this New World Order which, although certainly has its positive aspects, is being used for the moral and spiritual downfall of the people of our nation, and of the people of the world at large. But, this also includes easy access to the internet, too, via smartphones, electronic tablets and laptop computers.
For, the internet opens wide easy access to a whole world of evil right at our fingertips, in the comfort of our homes, or in a corner of a room unnoticed by anyone else, because of the ease of access via tablets and smartphones and other avenues, too, which may provide for secretive access to such things as pornography, secret chats, sex-texting, extramarital affairs, etc.
And, this is being pushed by “Honey,” too, i.e. by what is appealing to the flesh, and what is pleasurable, inviting, seductive and agreeable to the sin nature. And, on the surface, it may initially appear somewhat benign. Or, those being allured by it may convince themselves, again, that what they are doing on there, or how they are approaching it, is really “no big deal.”
Three: The cheap grace gospel – This is also being driven by “Honey,” i.e. by what is inviting, appealing, attractive, comfortable, and convenient, which also coddles its “passengers” in their sinful addictions. For, what is being made available to us on the internet for our sensual pleasure, as well as this cheap grace gospel, is the new “Standard of the World.” It is the Cadillac which has a false face, giving out false promises, and a false hope, and which stands in direct opposition to purity, faithfulness, holiness, righteousness and godliness.
For, the cheap grace gospel is not true grace, and it is not “good news,” either. For, it keeps its adherents trapped in their sinful addictions believing they are free to remain in sin, while they give them a false promise and hope of eternity with God in heaven. Whereas God’s grace, which delivers us from our slavery to sin, demands that we say “NO!” to ungodliness and fleshly lusts and that we live self-controlled, upright and godly lives while we await Christ’s return (Tit. 2:11-14).
But, again, those who are trapped in their sinful addictions find this cheap grace very appealing, and they downplay it as “no big deal,” because they have convinced themselves that God’s grace demands no repentance and no walks of obedience to his commands. And, not only that, but just like some of our government leaders fake opposition to this “new deal,” the addicted will sometimes pretend to be against the very thing they are involved in, hoping to convince others that they are not really doing what they are doing.
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God…” vv. 13-17
We are not going to be able to stop this Agenda 21 from taking place, though, because scripture prophesied that these things will take place. The beast will set up his New World Order, and he will reign as the ruler of the world for a predetermined period of time which God controls.
However, we can get ready spiritually for the reality of this, for this is going to mean severe persecution of Christians. And, we can purify our hearts of all that is of this sinful world, and we can live for Christ and follow his ways. We can face the reality that all of this is a “huge deal,” and we can repent of all active sins in our lives, and we can choose to surrender our lives to Christ and to make him truly Lord of our lives. And we, as well, can dedicate our lives to getting out the truth of the gospel so that many will be saved.
“…praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.
To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.” vv. 18-20
And, we can be in prayer for one another, because this is serious spiritual warfare that is going on right now for those who are following Jesus Christ with their lives. We can pray that we will all be strong in the Lord, and in his mighty power, and that we will not give way to the enemy or be tricked by him, and that we will not fear what is yet to come.
In Faithfulness He Leads Me
An Original Work / March 20, 2013 / Based off Various Scriptures
(Ps. 26:3; 86:11; 91:4-5; 111:7-8; 119:73-76; Is. 25:1,4&9; 42:6-7; Hos. 2:16-20)
Teach me Your ways, Lord, and I’ll walk in them.
Give me a pure heart. I’ll fear Your name.
Your love is always, ever before me.
Continually I’ll walk in Your truth.
You will cover me with feathers.
Under Your wings I’ll find refuge.
My Lord’s faithfulness will be my
Comfort and my shield.
The works of His hands are faithful and just.
Trustworthy are all of His precepts.
Your hands have made me, and they have formed me.
Give understanding of Your commands.
I have put my hope, O Lord, in Your word.
Your teachings, O Lord, are righteousness.
Lord, in faithfulness You have
Afflicted me so I may learn of
Your unfailing love and comfort
And Your truthfulness.
You are my husband; You have betrothed me
In love, compassion and faithfulness.
O Lord, You are my God, I’ll exalt You.
In faithfulness You’ve done wondrous things.
You’ve been a refuge for those who’re needy;
A shelter in storms; shade from the heat.
This is the Lord, we trusted in Him,
Let us be glad and rejoice
In His salvation which He
Provided through the Lamb.
Open the blind eyes; free all the captives.
Tell them of Jesus: “Be born again!”
Friday, March 22, 2019, 5:30 a.m.