We are living in unprecedented times, at least unprecedented during the lifetimes of every human being currently alive on planet earth today. World events are unfolding so fast right now, that very soon everyone will probably be faced with very few options to choose their path into the future. In the madness and insanity that dominates the world today, it is very easy to get lost in the daily pressures that surround us, and lose site of the most important things in life. We all make choices every day that have consequences which will shape our future. Many of the external circumstances that affect our decisions each day are out of our control. But our choices are not out of our control. The only thing in this world that you can control, is yourself. Too often we have heard from those carrying out the evil plans of the tyrants the words: "I have no choice. I'm just doing my job." But we always have a choice. And ultimately, it boils down to a choice between freedom, or slavery. Paradoxically, choosing freedom over slavery can lead to our physical death. But it is still your choice to either live as a slave, or die free. Therefore, the biggest question you need to address today is, are you ready to die? Are you prepared for where your path leads after your physical death? Because if you do not fear physical death, then nobody has control over you!
Jesus made it very clear to his followers, both then as well as today, that to follow him was to take a path that leads to persecution and hardship, going against the crowd and having the world hate you, because you represent the "light" that Jesus is in the world, which in turn exposes the evil of the world system, ruled by Satan, the father of lies. Jesus said: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6) A choice now confronts every one of us, and it is most certainly NOT a choice between political parties or ideologies. It is a choice between good and evil, between Satan and the ruler of the Kingdom of Darkness, or Jesus and the ruler of the Kingdom of God. The pretenders, mostly the religious who belong to their churches or religious institutions, will not make it. Because one is not saved by their associations or belief systems. One is only saved by a person, who is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. Knowing about him is not good enough. Satan knows about him too, and that knowledge does not save him. Jesus is the vine, the life source, and as he stated in that upper room discourse, "apart from me you can do nothing." But together with him, we can do EVERYTHING! "If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you." Satan knows this, and he fears it. But are there enough true disciples of Jesus Christ who know his power left in the world to make Satan tremble? We're about to find out.