Turning Points 2023: Right and Left Behind

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Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time, now and forever. Amen. (Jude 24-25)

Turning points are happening all the time! The world news is full of dramatic changes in fortune for the better. These are just a few recent examples:

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Just one G-7 leader will join the Davos elite this year as regular people battle cost-of-living crisis CNBC January 13 2023

Olaf Scholz is the only G-7 leader set to attend the World Economic Forum’s annual summit in Davos next week, with the German chancellor due to speak on the main stage for the second time since taking office in 2021.

It is not the first time the summit has been sparsely attended by leaders from the powerful political union. Over the last decade, sometimes only two or three have made it to the picturesque Swiss mountain resort, and in 2017 only the U.K.’s Theresa May made an appearance — although it did attract Chinese President Xi Jinping. Their reasons for absence often involve more pressing issues being tackled at home.

While Scholz’s G-7 counterparts will all have their own reasons for their absence, politicians are inevitably wary of being seen “hobnobbing with a global financial elite,” Ed Owen, a former political advisor and founder of consultancy The Story Network, told CNBC.

“I expect it is partly reputational risks, given the current situation, of enjoying the high life in Davos,” he said.

Davos has increasingly become the subject of criticism, with some accusing attendees of elitism and hypocrisy — for example for arriving in private jets to discuss climate change.

In 2019, Dutch historian Rutger Bregman accused many of his fellow attendees of failing to pay a fair share of taxes while speaking of “participation, justice, equality and transparency.”

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Gen. Flynn Exposes ‘Secret’ US Shadow Government: ‘Parallel Supreme Court’ Operates in the Shadows The Western Journal, January 10, 2023

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Warning Americans that their right to live free of being spied upon is in danger, retired Army Gen. Michael Flynn on Monday fired off a five-tweet barrage attacking the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court system.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is the judicial panel that oversees American intelligence agencies in surveillance matters involving American citizens in the U.S. This shadowy body came to the public eye during the investigation of debunked claims against the 2016 campaign of former President Donald Trump.

Through repeated applications to the court, containing falsified information, the FBI was able to conduct surveillance on the Trump campaign that grew into the “Russia collusion” investigation that plagued Trump’s presidency and cost Flynn the national security advisor post he held briefly in the first days of the Trump administration.

“In the coming months, among other serious problems (& there are many), we are going to learn the FISC has become a parallel Supreme Court but operates in almost total secrecy,” Flynn wrote.

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Musk: All ‘Conspiracy’ Theories About Twitter Turning ‘Out to Be True’ Newsmax, December 25, 2022

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Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk, during an appearance on the “All-In” podcast on Saturday, said that all the conspiracy theories about his new company are turning out to be true.

“To be totally frank,” Musk said, “almost every conspiracy theory that people had about Twitter turned out to be true.

“Is there a conspiracy theory about Twitter that didn’t turn out to be true?” Musk asked. “So far, they’ve all turned out to be true and if not more true than people thought.”

When asked during his appearance if there was any “part of the files that really shocked you,” Musk replied, the “FBI stuff is pretty intense.”

Musk’s comments follow after the drop of the dubbed “Twitter Files,” which were first released in a thread by journalist Matt Taibbi on Dec. 2. The overall theme of the files included revelatory reports of government collusion attempts to control narratives and suppress speech.

So far, eight parts of the files have been dropped. The most recent of which, reported on by journalist Lee Fang, revealed “how Twitter quietly aided the Pentagon’s covert online psyop campaign.”

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88 Percent of 118th Congress Are Christians, Report Finds Christian Headlines, January 9, 2023

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The 118th U.S. Congress has more Baptists than any other Protestant denomination, according to a Pew Research analysis.

The analysis showed that among the 534 members of Congress, some 88 percent are Christian. That’s more than the general population of the U.S., where 63 percent say they are Christian, Baptist News Global reports.

Only one member of Congress — Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, identifies as religiously unaffiliated. Democratic Rep. Jared Huffman of California identifies himself as a humanist, and 20 others (3.7 percent) did not disclose their religious affiliations.

Protestants make up 57 percent of Congress, while Catholics account for 28 percent and Jews account for six percent.

For the first time in eight years, the number of Protestants in Congress today is at its highest.

The new Congress has 148 Catholics, 10 fewer than the 117th Congress.

Nearly three-in-ten U.S. adults say they are religiously unaffiliated, describing themselves as atheists, agnostics or “nothing in particular.” Some 16 years ago, that number was 16 percent.

Both the Senate and the House have predominantly Christians, with 57 percent making up the House and 56 percent making up the Senate.

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Throughout history, there were many turning points that seemed impossible at the time:

The Turning Point in the Christian conservative movement

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The Reagan Revolution: Ronald Reagan’s election as President in 1980 marked a turning point in the Republican Party, as his policies and leadership greatly influenced the party’s direction and ideology. His presidency was marked by the implementation of conservative policies such as tax cuts, deregulation and an anti-Communist foreign policy.

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The rise of the Tea Party movement: The Tea Party movement, which emerged in the early 2000s, marked a turning point in the Republican Party as it pushed for a more libertarian and populist agenda. This movement had a significant impact on the party’s direction, especially on issues such as taxes and government spending.

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The Trump Presidency

The Trump Presidency: The election of Donald Trump as President in 2016 marked a turning point in the Republican Party, as his populist and nationalist policies and rhetoric represented a departure from traditional Republican ideology. Trump’s Presidency also represented a challenge to traditional political norms.

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The Turning Point in Israel

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The Israelites’ entry into the Land of Israel: The Israelites led by Moses and Joshua, left Egypt and entered the land of Israel in the late 13th century BCE.

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The United Monarchy

The United Monarchy: During the 10th century BCE, King David united the tribes of Israel under one monarchy. This marked a turning point in Israel’s history as it established the Israelites as a major regional power and laid the foundation for the Israelite state.

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The Babylonian Exile

The Babylonian Exile: In the early 6th century BCE, the Babylonians conquered the southern kingdom of Judah and exiled many of its inhabitants. This marked a turning point in Israel’s history, as the exile marked the end of the Jewish state and a period of significant cultural, religious and demographic changes for the Jewish people. It also contributed to the formation of the Second Temple period and the emergence of the Jewish diaspora.

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The Declaration of the State of Israel

1948: The Declaration of the State of Israel. This marked the first time in almost 2,000 years that the Jewish people had a home land of their own.

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Normalization between Israel

2021: Normalization between Israel, UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, Morocco and others. This is a turning point for the Arab-Israeli relation, as several Arab states have begun to establish official diplomatic relations with Israel, marking a significant shift in the region’s political landscape.

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The Turning Point in the Church

Many Christians speak of a “Damascus road experience” where they go through a dramatic conversion to Christ, but the conversion from Saul to Paul was the original. Paul describes it in detail, in his legal defense before King Agrippa:

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“I was traveling to Damascus under these circumstances with authority and a commission from the chief priests. King Agrippa, while on the road at midday, I saw a light from heaven brighter than the sun, shining around me and those traveling with me. We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice speaking to me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’

“Then I said, ‘Who are You, Lord?’

I am Jesus

“And the Lord replied: ‘I am Jesus, the One you are persecuting. But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen and of what I will reveal to you. I will rescue you from the people and from the Gentiles. I now send you to them to open their eyes so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that by faith in Me they may receive forgiveness of sins and a share among those who are sanctified.’ (Acts 26:12-18)

Up until that point, the message of the Good News was primarily focused on the Jewish people. Paul was called to be an Apostle to the Gentiles. From Adam to the call of Abraham, all the people of the earth were Gentiles. Abraham was the first Hebrew. His grandson Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel (Gen 32:24-26), had twelve sons. They became the heads of twelve tribes, known as the “Twelve Tribes of Israel.” The word “Gentiles” means “nations”- a term used by the Israelites to denote all foreign (non-Israelite) peoples.

The Lord used this dramatic close encounter in order to extend His invitation into the Kingdom of Heaven to all of the non-Jewish people. Every time Paul refers to himself as an apostle in his writings, he is reminding his audience of his God-given authority to the Gentiles. He is very conscious of his particular calling:

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Nevertheless, I have written to remind you more boldly on some points because of the grace given me by God to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving as a priest of God’s good news. My purpose is that the offering of the Gentiles may be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Therefore I have reason to boast in Christ Jesus regarding what pertains to God. For I would not dare say anything except what Christ has accomplished through me to make the Gentiles obedient by word and deed… (Romans 15:15-18)

Paul’s message was of the grace of simply believing in Jesus as the Christ, in order to be saved. His ministry marked the transition from following the law of Moses (being a Jew) to just accepting the Good News:

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For this reason, I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles— you have heard, haven’t you, about the administration of God’s grace that He gave to me for you? The mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have briefly written above. By reading this you are able to understand my insight about the mystery of the Messiah. This was not made known to people in other generations as it is now revealed to His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: The Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body, and partners of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel. (Ephesians 3:1-6)

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This transition was foretold by Jesus in His example of the king and the wedding banquet:

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

   “Then he sent some more servants and said, ‘Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.’

   “But they paid no attention and went off-one to his field, another to his business. The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

   “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, the bad as well as the good, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. (Matthew 22:1-10)

The wedding banquet is ready

Because the Jews rejected Him, the wedding invitation is extended to anyone and everyone, total strangers, both good and bad. This refers to the gospel being taken to the Gentiles.

The following Sabbath almost the whole town assembled to hear the message of the Lord. But when the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and began to oppose what Paul was saying by insulting him.

Then Paul and Barnabas boldly said: “It was necessary that God’s message be spoken to you first. But since you reject it and consider yourselves unworthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles! For this is what the Lord has commanded us:

I have made you
a light for the Gentiles
to bring salvation
to the ends of the earth.”

When the Gentiles heard this, they rejoiced and glorified the message of the Lord, and all who had been appointed to eternal life believed. So the message of the Lord spread through the whole region. (Acts 13:44-49)

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The final harvest of the gentile nations at the Tribulation Rapture is perfectly described by John:

After this I looked, and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice:

Salvation belongs to our God,
who is seated on the throne,
and to the Lamb!

They were robed in white with palm branches in their hands

All the angels stood around the throne, the elders, and the four living creatures, and they fell facedown before the throne and worshiped God, saying:

Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom
and thanksgiving and honor
and power and strength
be to our God forever and ever. Amen.

Then one of the elders asked me, “Who are these people robed in white, and where did they come from?”

I said to him, “Sir, you know.”

Then he told me:

These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation.
They washed their robes and made them white
in the blood of the Lamb.
For this reason they are before the throne of God,
and they serve Him day and night in His sanctuary.
The One seated on the throne will shelter[d] them:
They will no longer hunger;
they will no longer thirst;
the sun will no longer strike them,
nor will any heat.
For the Lamb who is at the center of the throne
will shepherd them;
He will guide them to springs of living waters,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes. (Revelation 7:9-17)

He will guide them to springs of living waters

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Our Turning Point

This is my Bible. It is 50 years old.

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It’s been read and studied. All the pages are still there but held together with tape. The Words have been prayed over many situations including wars, diseases, dangers and harm for peoples, animals, property, lands, oceans, continents, our world and universe and many outcomes were changed through proclaiming the Word and faithful Prayer. Many healings, deliverances, salvations and infilling of Father God’s beautifully created children and creatures occurred due to Faith in the Word of God.

Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding were gained through reading and studying this wonder-full Manuel for Life!!! Along with it comes Council, Power and Might and a sincere Fear of our God, with Righteousness. It is the only Book in this Universe that is fully alive! It makes announcements and Proclaims Promises and Judgements, tells us of heaven and hell. The Bible speaks loudly of the sin of man and the redemption of man that can be obtained through accepting Jesus Christ, who came to earth as an infant and grew in stature in His Father’s Plans. He was anointed and appointed to suffer, was crucified by the shedding of His Precious Blood, buried, raised and visited the people. Jesus told them He will return soon. He then ascended to Heaven and is seated at the Right Hand of the Father! Jesus is our Savior and Intercessor!!! AND HE WILL RETURN SOON!!!

This is true of everyone who holds, uses the Word of God in Faith and trust and believes in salvation and deliverance through the Blood of Jesus and walks towards truth and the Light. Amen!

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This is what the Lord says to you today:

The unfolding and Transformation of My people from strength to Strength! I AM the God of Promise, of Love, of Joy–I bring this to those who stand in Faith—-Faith in My Love for them and My creation. Many have interceded for My will to be done. I have Never been defeated!!! I have Never lost!!! With Me and in Me there shall be great success. ..great joy..great praise And thanksgiving as they shall see My hand deliver!!! Thank and Praise Me Now as it is coming and Shall arrive and surprise! Yet, it should not of come as a surprise because I told you so in My Word and I have whispered it in the ears of My prophets! Your eyes will see what I have done!!!

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If you are not sure that you are saved, you can accept Christ into your life right now, by praying:

“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.  Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life.  I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior.”

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