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Kingdom Transformation – From Religion To Relationship

In God’s presence we are changed by His love.

To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians  1:27).

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33).

For the kingdom of God is
not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17).

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LIVING WITH PURPOSE – Nancy Taylor Tate

LIVING WITH PURPOSE – Nancy Taylor Tate

“Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point.” In Christ, we not only know who we are, we have a purpose today and a destiny, an expectation for all of eternity. Through the choices I make, a process of sanctification begins. That which is not like Christ begins to fall away as I receive His enabling grace in my life…..

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GOD IS TAKING THE LID OFF – RON MCGATLIN *****

GOD IS TAKING THE LID OFF – RON MCGATLIN *****

Sunday morning when our pastor announced a special upcoming Praise Gathering for Saturday evening June 4, 2022, I saw in a vision God’s large hand reach down and start screwing the lid off of a glass fruit jar like the ones used to home can fruits and vegetables. I was greatly impacted as God began speaking: “I am taking the lid off of my people. Much of what…..

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“Burn the Ships – Abandon Plan B!” Anne Ballard

“Burn the Ships – Abandon Plan B!” Anne Ballard

God is encouraging us to have unwavering faith and relinquish our backup plans. He is qualifying us in the places where we feel we lack talent or experience. He is purifying us and inviting us to surrender any area of compromise, and He is guiding us into perfect truth. This month, take time to focus on His presence and allow His goodness to remind you of who you are in Him. Burn the Ships….

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“Australia: My Voice Shall Be Heard in This Land!” Anita Alexander

“Australia: My Voice Shall Be Heard in This Land!” Anita Alexander

Recently, I heard the Lord say, “There is a shift taking place in this hour [over] the voice of influence that has been heard in the land over My people. For I am silencing the voice of man, and I am taking off the ‘lid of limitation’ that the voice of man’s influence has had on My Church in Australia.”

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“A Vision of the Bride’s New Armor”  Daniel Pontious

“A Vision of the Bride’s New Armor” Daniel Pontious

Her raiment was radiant. She appeared as if she was wrapped in the rainbow that I had seen as I watched the Lord weaving the armor together. When He handed this breastplate to her, she put it on; it fit her perfectly, like it was specifically fashioned for her. As I was meditating upon this, I felt the Lord say that He was joining together certain parts of the leadership of the Body of Christ at this time in history, like never before, to protect His Bride. Those who were joined together in the breastplate represented the ones who will value righteousness and holiness, because the Holy Spirit will have so transformed their lives into His image that the distinctions between them will disappear from visible view.

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“God Is Rewarding Your Hidden Work” Helen Calder

“God Is Rewarding Your Hidden Work” Helen Calder

To those who give out to serve and feed others: God is renewing your strength and highlighting your significance! Generations to come will be impacted by your obedience and service. Your sacrifices and even the risks you took may have been hidden from others, but they have been seen by God. And one day, the eternal nature of your legacy will be revealed.

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THE “ALL-IN” AWAKENING – Ron McGatlin

THE “ALL-IN” AWAKENING – Ron McGatlin

A whole new, yet very old, way is now changing our lives and the world around us. God’s way of love has never been a contract with reservations or escape routes. God’s love is blood covenant. It never fails, cannot be canceled or successfully escape. The world and mankind are objects of God’s unconditional love. (John 3:16). “For God so loved the world…” Separation from intimate love relationship with God is spiritual lack or death to human beings. Total separation from God is death.

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“You Are Lord Over All Storms” Heidi Baker

“You Are Lord Over All Storms” Heidi Baker

Since the last time I wrote, it feels like the world’s storms have only grown stronger and more chaotic. There are more wars in the news. There are cyclones at home in Mozambique. There is spiritual shaking and tremendous fear in many lands. For all these reasons, it is even more important for us to come together and affirm what the Church has always believed:

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God’s Big Story VIDEO – Joseph Mattera

God’s Big Story VIDEO – Joseph Mattera

https://youtu.be/MaEtjSqrSRI This is one of the most precise and accurately scriptural overview presentations of the real kingdom of God that I have every viewed. If you desire some clarification of the biblical reality of the kingdom of God in your life and the world...

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The Message of the Kingdom – By Wade E Taylor

Jesus began His ministry with these words: “…The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent you, and believe the Gospel.” Mark 1:15 His next words were to two fishermen, while they were working at their trade. “And Jesus said to them, Come you after...

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Organic Apostolic Networks – By Ron McGatlin

Can there be a truly spiritual organic church with Christ Jesus as Head in the framework of Apostolic Networks? To answer this we will need a cohesive understanding of the definition of the terms. Words mean different things to different people, and in this time of...

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The Sound of Transformation – Ron McGatlin

In the 90's, I spent over a year alone in my log cabin in the piney woods area of East Texas. The Lord was with me in a very personal way and was my only constant companion. About sunrise most mornings I walked the short distance from my cabin to what I called my...

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Viewing The Shift – By Ron McGatlin

The goal of the ministry of the church. The primary goal is not a bigger group, more activities or better services, it is not even benevolent acts, nor greater prosperity, and not even more and better evangelism, neither is it healing or emotional healing and...

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Church In The Kingdom Age – By Ron McGatlin

The greatest and most glorious expression of church is the soon coming Bride of Christ, New Jerusalem, kingdom age church. The major shift from the "church or man emphasis age church" to the "kingdom or God emphasis age church" is perhaps the most exciting event since...

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GLOBAL TRANSFORMATION – By David Orton

"Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Mtt 6:10 The Scriptures promise a golden era of human history. An era when the kingdom comes to earth - when all men will live in peace and justice. Despite the marring of sin, man (male and female),...

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Heaven’s Deepest River – Ron McGatlin Written in 2002

We have entered the time of transition to the kingdom of God. God is sending forth His sons empowered from heaven to establish His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Many are having supernatural encounters with God today! - Encounters for empowerment to establish...

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Jesus saves and heals in the island of Mauritius!

We just returned from sharing the gospel in Bogota, Colombia and in Chicago, USA.  It was amazing to see the Lord save, heal and fill with His Spirit thousands of lives!  The Lord is moving around the world in a glorious way!  After the covid pandemic we are beginning to see the greatest harvest of souls that we have ever seen!  Please keep us in your prayers as we minister in Argentina next.  They are expecting over 20,000 lives to attend!  Let’s pray for every single one of them to encounter the love and majesty of Jesus!

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The Lord answers prayers in Ukraine

Ukraine (MNN) — As Russia’s war continues around them, the TransWorld Radio Ukraine team is speaking the hope of Christ to their country through radio programs and social media. See the latest Ukraine updates from TWR here. “Our Ukrainian team [has] seen an incredible increase in followers during the past few months,” Frank Stephenson of TWR Europe says.

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RLPB 645. Nigeria: Horrific killing; Pivotal case. Elizabeth Kendal

Deborah Emmanuel was a member of the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) in Tungan Magajia in Niger State’s Rijau Local Government Area. No doubt Deborah’s parents were very proud when she – the eldest of their eight children – became the first sibling to go to college. However, since burying the burned remains of their beautiful daughter, they have decided that ‘none of [their] seven surviving children will ever go to school again’, for in today’s increasingly hostile and lawless northern Nigeria, the risk is just too great.

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RLPB 644. Burma (Myanmar): Christian Crisis Grows – Elizabeth Kendal

In Burma’s north-west – specifically Chin State and Sagaing and Magwe Regions – some 327,400 people are displaced, while some 34,500 have crossed into India. The situation is particularly severe in Chin State, which is more than 85 percent Christian. Mountainous, long-marginalised and underdeveloped Chin State is dependent on supplies being trucked in from Sagaing and Magwe Regions. But with roads into and through Chin State cut, villages burned, banks closed, the price of fuel skyrocketing (due to the war in Ukraine), food stocks running out,

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Persecution uptick in Sudan reflects mounting pressure

Six months ago, a military coup toppled the transitional government leading Sudan to civilian rule. See our full Sudan coverage here.  Last weekend, crowds blocked a major road junction in Khartoum to protest military leadership and observe the 2019 crackdown that killed scores of protestors. Authorities responded forcefully, firing tear gas on the demonstrations.
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Military burns down over 100 villages in Myanmar

Myanmar (MNN) — The military junta in Myanmar has burned down over 100 villages since the start of the year. Satellite photos have confirmed the use of arson against over 6,000 civilian buildings.
Armed forces have also demolished about 100 churches and other religious structures. One report says 39 Buddhist monastics have been killed, and 40 imprisoned since the coup began in February of 2021.

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RLPB 643. China: Measures to control and destroy the Church

Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin | RLPB 643 | Wed 04 May 2022 RLPB is published weekly to facilitate strategic intercessory prayer. View archives at: Religious Liberty Prayer Bulletin (RLPB) blog. CHINA: MEASURES TO CONTROL AND DESTROY THE CHURCH by Elizabeth Kendal...

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GOD IS TAKING THE LID OFF – RON MCGATLIN

Sunday morning when our pastor announced a special upcoming Praise Gathering for Saturday evening June 4, 2022, I saw in a vision God’s large hand reach down and start screwing the lid off of a glass fruit jar like the ones used to home can fruits and vegetables.

I was greatly impacted as God began speaking:

“I am taking the lid off of my people. Much of what I have placed within them has been held back waiting for the time of release. This is the time of release. All of the love, faith and power gifts that have been locked up within My people are now, this year and this month released. I am completely removing all restraints and clearing all channels for all that I have put within my people to flow out to ignite the fires of My glory unto the full manifestation of power to transform each one of you and the world around you.”

Now, this summer, before the fall and winter is the beginning of the full unrestrained glory gifts of God to come to a fullness of manifestation. All that God has put in our hearts has been reserved for this time.

The living flow of the love fire rushing out of the open jars is the cumulative explosive power of God changing the world.

In this season unlimited courage is available for each one of us to throw off all restraining ties and beliefs that the fallen world influencers and deceptive forces have used to suppress us.

The power and the glory of love is removing all shyness for us to stand up and move fully into all that God has prepared for us to feast upon, and then to pour out to the world.

We may have, in the past, sought to release the things that God has placed within us. Yet, we may have been stopped by the lid of fear and doubt that has restrained us again and again.

LOVE IS REMOVING FEAR AND DOUBT

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18.

Fear is the opposite of faith. Doubt and unbelief are the opposite of belief.

The lid holding back the release of the fullness of the love and power provisions of God in our individual lives is the lack of faith and believing. It is the fact of not seeing and believing the truth and reality of God’s provision for us in this life.

In other words, we have been trained improperly. Or said more clearly, we have been taught lies and partial or incomplete truth.

The lid is in the hearts of the people. Thus, the removal of the lid implies that our individual heart (sprit and mind) is being retrained in truth by the love relationship in the presence of God in Christ by the Holy Spirit.

The manifest presence of God connecting fully with Christ in us by the Holy Spirit is the marriage of the Lamb. God is becoming one with us now on earth.

“For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:30-32.

Greater depth of the written word of God is now opening to be fully understood in the pure holy love of God. As we become one with God in Christ, the Word is made alive and the erroneous or partial interpretations of the word are washing away.

The far greater reality of the truth allows the removal of the lid of fear and doubt. Thus, releasing the unrestrained outpouring of love and all the gifts and provisions that God has placed within each of His individual sons and daughters that are becoming His Body and Bride on earth.

“ALL-IN” PRECEDES THE LID COMING OFF

Do not be misguided. No part-time Christian will move in the fullness of provisions and gifts of God.

All aspects of our life are married to God in Jesus in love. Every breath, every heart beat is with and for God. All that we do is service to God whether it is directly in worship and praise or indirectly in serving God by serving His people and His world around us.

All power and wisdom are now available to us as we serve Him as faithful sons and daughters. All things are possible to us and our lives are complete in His kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy that is coming forth on earth.

He has made us to be kings and priests now on earth. (Revelation 1:6. 5:10).

It is truly no longer our life but the life of Christ Jesus living within us that is the life we now live. (Galatians 2:20).

GOD IS NOT WITHHOLDING ANY GOOD THING

God will not withhold any good thing from those that love Him. (Psalm 84:10-11).

God loves every person. However, it is only the ones who love Him that are truly “in love with Him.”

Being in love with God is a two-way street. It begins with God’s love for us that must be received by man and reflected back to Him in praise from unrestrained adoration and affection for Him, to be truly in love with Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).

God is not and will not withhold the fullness of His kingdom from those who are truly in love with Him. Nor will He give the fullness of His kingdom to those who are not in love with Him.

The reality of Christ Jesus manifest on earth is now in anyone who is in love with God. When two are more people that are truly in love with God come together in agreement, Christ Jesus and His kingdom fullness are manifest with them now on earth. “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20.

Christ Jesus the Lord, Savior and King is now here establishing the kingdom of God, first in His people and then out from them to reclaim and restore the world to the kingdom of God.

When there are groups of many people truly in love with God in agreement, the King and His kingdom are manifest on earth. All that which is in their hands, all that they own or have authority over, then becomes a part of the fullness of the kingdom of God. Heaven’s resources of provisions and gifts are given to them to rule on earth now as kings and priests with God.

COME OUT AND BE SEPARATE

A total division occurs as those in love with God separate from the followers of sin and darkness in this world. There is separation from the sin of the “tree of knowledge” lifestyle as the New Jerusalem pure holy Bride city of God’s love fully reigns on earth. Nothing that defiles can enter the city of God’s kingdom rule on earth. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18) (Revelation 21).

God is NOT causing mankind to suffer by waiting for Him to do something for the kingdom to come. The kingdom is fully available now for anyone and everyone who will go all-in fully in love with God. The kingdom is now fully available for any group small or large from two or three to whole cities, states and nations of the world.

On God’s part the kingdom of God and all of its benefits are now fully available to the whole world.

THE FULLNESS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WAITING ON US. IT IS WAITING FOR US TO TOTALLY FALL IN LOVE WITH GOD WITH OUR WHOLE HEARTS AND LIVES.

WE ARE NOT WAITING FOR GOD TO DECIDE TO SEND THE FULLNESS OF HIS KINGDOM.

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”. Luke 12:32.

Ron McGatlin
openheaven.com
basileia@earthlink.net
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GOD IS TAKING THE LID OFF – RON MCGATLIN

Sunday morning when our pastor announced a special upcoming Praise Gathering for Saturday evening June 4, 2022, I saw in a vision God’s large hand reach down and start screwing the lid off of a glass fruit jar like the ones used to home can fruits and vegetables.

I was greatly impacted as God began speaking:

“I am taking the lid off of my people. Much of what I have placed within them has been held back waiting for the time of release. This is the time of release. All of the love, faith and power gifts that have been locked up within My people are now, this year and this month released. I am completely removing all restraints and clearing all channels for all that I have put within my people to flow out to ignite the fires of My glory unto the full manifestation of power to transform each one of you and the world around you.”

Now, this summer, before the fall and winter is the beginning of the full unrestrained glory gifts of God to come to a fullness of manifestation. All that God has put in our hearts has been reserved for this time.

The living flow of the love fire rushing out of the open jars is the cumulative explosive power of God changing the world.

In this season unlimited courage is available for each one of us to throw off all restraining ties and beliefs that the fallen world influencers and deceptive forces have used to suppress us.

The power and the glory of love is removing all shyness for us to stand up and move fully into all that God has prepared for us to feast upon, and then to pour out to the world.

We may have, in the past, sought to release the things that God has placed within us. Yet, we may have been stopped by the lid of fear and doubt that has restrained us again and again.

LOVE IS REMOVING FEAR AND DOUBT

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18.

Fear is the opposite of faith. Doubt and unbelief are the opposite of belief.

The lid holding back the release of the fullness of the love and power provisions of God in our individual lives is the lack of faith and believing. It is the fact of not seeing and believing the truth and reality of God’s provision for us in this life.

In other words, we have been trained improperly. Or said more clearly, we have been taught lies and partial or incomplete truth.

The lid is in the hearts of the people. Thus, the removal of the lid implies that our individual heart (sprit and mind) is being retrained in truth by the love relationship in the presence of God in Christ by the Holy Spirit.

The manifest presence of God connecting fully with Christ in us by the Holy Spirit is the marriage of the Lamb. God is becoming one with us now on earth.

“For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones. For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:30-32.

Greater depth of the written word of God is now opening to be fully understood in the pure holy love of God. As we become one with God in Christ, the Word is made alive and the erroneous or partial interpretations of the word are washing away.

The far greater reality of the truth allows the removal of the lid of fear and doubt. Thus, releasing the unrestrained outpouring of love and all the gifts and provisions that God has placed within each of His individual sons and daughters that are becoming His Body and Bride on earth.

“ALL-IN” PRECEDES THE LID COMING OFF

Do not be misguided. No part-time Christian will move in the fullness of provisions and gifts of God.

All aspects of our life are married to God in Jesus in love. Every breath, every heart beat is with and for God. All that we do is service to God whether it is directly in worship and praise or indirectly in serving God by serving His people and His world around us.

All power and wisdom are now available to us as we serve Him as faithful sons and daughters. All things are possible to us and our lives are complete in His kingdom of righteousness, peace and joy that is coming forth on earth.

He has made us to be kings and priests now on earth. (Revelation 1:6. 5:10).

It is truly no longer our life but the life of Christ Jesus living within us that is the life we now live. (Galatians 2:20).

GOD IS NOT WITHHOLDING ANY GOOD THING

God will not withhold any good thing from those that love Him. (Psalm 84:10-11).

God loves every person. However, it is only the ones who love Him that are truly “in love with Him.”

Being in love with God is a two-way street. It begins with God’s love for us that must be received by man and reflected back to Him in praise from unrestrained adoration and affection for Him, to be truly in love with Him. (1 Corinthians 2:9-10).

God is not and will not withhold the fullness of His kingdom from those who are truly in love with Him. Nor will He give the fullness of His kingdom to those who are not in love with Him.

The reality of Christ Jesus manifest on earth is now in anyone who is in love with God. When two are more people that are truly in love with God come together in agreement, Christ Jesus and His kingdom fullness are manifest with them now on earth. “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20.

Christ Jesus the Lord, Savior and King is now here establishing the kingdom of God, first in His people and then out from them to reclaim and restore the world to the kingdom of God.

When there are groups of many people truly in love with God in agreement, the King and His kingdom are manifest on earth. All that which is in their hands, all that they own or have authority over, then becomes a part of the fullness of the kingdom of God. Heaven’s resources of provisions and gifts are given to them to rule on earth now as kings and priests with God.

COME OUT AND BE SEPARATE

A total division occurs as those in love with God separate from the followers of sin and darkness in this world. There is separation from the sin of the “tree of knowledge” lifestyle as the New Jerusalem pure holy Bride city of God’s love fully reigns on earth. Nothing that defiles can enter the city of God’s kingdom rule on earth. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18) (Revelation 21).

God is NOT causing mankind to suffer by waiting for Him to do something for the kingdom to come. The kingdom is fully available now for anyone and everyone who will go all-in fully in love with God. The kingdom is now fully available for any group small or large from two or three to whole cities, states and nations of the world.

On God’s part the kingdom of God and all of its benefits are now fully available to the whole world.

THE FULLNESS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WAITING ON US. IT IS WAITING FOR US TO TOTALLY FALL IN LOVE WITH GOD WITH OUR WHOLE HEARTS AND LIVES.

WE ARE NOT WAITING FOR GOD TO DECIDE TO SEND THE FULLNESS OF HIS KINGDOM.

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”. Luke 12:32.

Ron McGatlin
openheaven.com
basileia@earthlink.net

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“The Perfect Storm in the 7-Mountain Takeover” Ben Peters

Sep 27, 2021 | Archived Articles, Articles, Recent Articles
“The Perfect Storm in the 7-Mountain Takeover”
Ben Peters, Lincoln, CA

The Perfect Storm

Recently, God spoke to me regarding a great convergence of Heaven and Earth that He has been preparing. This convergence will produce His perfect storm, totally overpowering and obliterating the results of the current ‘perfect storm’ with which the enemy has assaulted us. This storm will involve both what happens on the ground and what happens in the heavenly realm.

Isaiah 64:1-3 (NKJV) was the chief Scriptural inspiration for this word and vision God gave me:

“Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence—as fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil—to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! When you did awesome things for which we did not look, You came down, the mountains shook at Your presence.”

The 7 Mountains, a Shaking and a Downpour

For those of you who are not familiar with the 7 Mountains of Culture, they have most often been categorized as the following:

1. FAMILY
2. RELIGION
3. EDUCATION
4. GOVERNMENT
5. ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
6. MEDIA
7. BUSINESS

I was teaching on the shaking of these seven mountains, when the Holy Spirit spoke to me: “I won’t only shake the mountains…I will also open the heavens and pour out the mighty rain of My Spirit. The mountains will shake and quake, but at the same time, the rain will come down from Heaven and loose the dirt and mud covering My mountains.”

At that point, the revelation jumped out at me—THE SEVEN MOUNTAINS OF CULTURE ARE HIS MOUNTAINS. He created every single one of them for our benefit. These mountains, perfectly beautiful and majestic, were created to bring order and structure to His people. However, sin and sinful men and women have covered God’s beautiful mountains with the dirt of this world, camouflaging them with artificial greenery. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Then I got the picture of these mountains shaking from underneath, while being washed with great revival rains from above. The result was a powerful mudslide that cascaded down the mountain like an avalanche, followed by more and more cleansing rain—thus revealing the original beauty of God’s majestic mountains.

Next, God reminded me of Isaiah 2:2:

“Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established at the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.”

God spoke to me, then, about the connection between the phrase “latter days” and the discussion of the mountains. It wasn’t until recent decades, within these ‘latter days,’ that anyone talked about the Seven Mountains of Society. I felt the Holy Spirit was saying that this Scripture was specifically prophetic of these seven mountains, and that His mountain—His majesty and presence—would rest on the top of each mountain.

This passage in Isaiah 64:1-3 is talking about His presence shaking the mountains, and at the same time, it is also talking about His presence being at the top of these mountains. Thus, my understanding is that these are both latter day prophecies, and are both talking about the same event. The first one we discussed was a prophetic prayer, and the second one was a beautiful, prophetic declaration.

How the Five-Fold Will Impact All 7 Mountains

The verse which follows, which is Isaiah 2:3, gives us an early prophetic picture of the five-fold ministries in the Old Testament, revealing to us how each ministry is to impact culture…I find this fascinating:

“Many people shall come and say, ‘Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob…'” (This is the role of the EVANGELIST. He invites people to come to experience God’s presence. God is calling for MANY evangelists in these “latter days.”)

“…He will teach us His ways…” (God teaches us His ways through His anointed TEACHERS. This ‘teacher’s anointing’ will go to new heights with an ever-increasing anointing.) (Photo via Pxhere)

“…and we shall walk in His paths…” (The SHEPHERDS [PASTORS] lead us in paths of righteousness [Psalm 23]. They are anointed to guide, provide and protect.)

“…For out of Zion shall go forth the law…” (It’s the APOSTLES who administrate the law or the government of the Kingdom. Apostles will realize more of their responsibilities and authority to empower the other gifts/ministries.)

“…and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” (It’s the PROPHETS who speak the word of the Lord. The prophets will actually speak more powerful words than ever before, and will help to bring about the ‘shaking and the waking.’)

It’s so important to realize that all of this will take place on every mountain of culture.

A Great Awakening and Shaking in America

It has been said that whoever controls the top of these mountains, controls the direction of the culture. When America was young, especially after her great awakenings, God’s people ruled all of these mountains, to some significant extent. Today, we rule none of them. However, God has His plans, and a great convergence of Heaven and Earth will soon manifest, shaking everything that can be shaken. At the same time, a powerful and unprecedented Great Awakening will cause a cleansing of these crucial mountains of culture.

God will not be outdone by His enemy’s storm of global evil. God’s perfect storm will decimate the fragile structures of wickedness, replacing them with His glorious structures of faith and righteousness in our culture and society.

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Ben R. Peters
Kingdom Sending Center
Email: ohmint@gmail.com
Website: www.kingdomsendingcenter.org

Ben and Brenda Peters have said “YES” to the call of God to challenge, equip, and send dedicated lovers of Jesus into the harvest fields of the earth, including the seven mountains of society. Together they have ministered to tens of thousands of individuals in several countries of the world. After establishing and serving churches and Christian schools for almost thirty years, they began a traveling ministry under the name Open Heart Ministries. More recently, they also founded an Illinois-based ministry called Kingdom Sending Center. Ben has published over 23 books. Ben and Brenda now live near Sacramento, California, close to most of their children and grandchildren.

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“The Perfect Storm in the 7-Mountain Takeover” Ben Peters

Sep 27, 2021 | Archived Articles, Articles, Recent Articles
“The Perfect Storm in the 7-Mountain Takeover”
Ben Peters, Lincoln, CA

The Perfect Storm

Recently, God spoke to me regarding a great convergence of Heaven and Earth that He has been preparing. This convergence will produce His perfect storm, totally overpowering and obliterating the results of the current ‘perfect storm’ with which the enemy has assaulted us. This storm will involve both what happens on the ground and what happens in the heavenly realm.

Isaiah 64:1-3 (NKJV) was the chief Scriptural inspiration for this word and vision God gave me:

“Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence—as fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil—to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! When you did awesome things for which we did not look, You came down, the mountains shook at Your presence.”

The 7 Mountains, a Shaking and a Downpour

For those of you who are not familiar with the 7 Mountains of Culture, they have most often been categorized as the following:

1. FAMILY
2. RELIGION
3. EDUCATION
4. GOVERNMENT
5. ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
6. MEDIA
7. BUSINESS

I was teaching on the shaking of these seven mountains, when the Holy Spirit spoke to me: “I won’t only shake the mountains…I will also open the heavens and pour out the mighty rain of My Spirit. The mountains will shake and quake, but at the same time, the rain will come down from Heaven and loose the dirt and mud covering My mountains.”

At that point, the revelation jumped out at me—THE SEVEN MOUNTAINS OF CULTURE ARE HIS MOUNTAINS. He created every single one of them for our benefit. These mountains, perfectly beautiful and majestic, were created to bring order and structure to His people. However, sin and sinful men and women have covered God’s beautiful mountains with the dirt of this world, camouflaging them with artificial greenery. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Then I got the picture of these mountains shaking from underneath, while being washed with great revival rains from above. The result was a powerful mudslide that cascaded down the mountain like an avalanche, followed by more and more cleansing rain—thus revealing the original beauty of God’s majestic mountains.

Next, God reminded me of Isaiah 2:2:

“Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established at the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it.”

God spoke to me, then, about the connection between the phrase “latter days” and the discussion of the mountains. It wasn’t until recent decades, within these ‘latter days,’ that anyone talked about the Seven Mountains of Society. I felt the Holy Spirit was saying that this Scripture was specifically prophetic of these seven mountains, and that His mountain—His majesty and presence—would rest on the top of each mountain.

This passage in Isaiah 64:1-3 is talking about His presence shaking the mountains, and at the same time, it is also talking about His presence being at the top of these mountains. Thus, my understanding is that these are both latter day prophecies, and are both talking about the same event. The first one we discussed was a prophetic prayer, and the second one was a beautiful, prophetic declaration.

How the Five-Fold Will Impact All 7 Mountains

The verse which follows, which is Isaiah 2:3, gives us an early prophetic picture of the five-fold ministries in the Old Testament, revealing to us how each ministry is to impact culture…I find this fascinating:

“Many people shall come and say, ‘Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob…” (This is the role of the EVANGELIST. He invites people to come to experience God’s presence. God is calling for MANY evangelists in these “latter days.”)

“…He will teach us His ways…” (God teaches us His ways through His anointed TEACHERS. This ‘teacher’s anointing’ will go to new heights with an ever-increasing anointing.) (Photo via Pxhere)

“…and we shall walk in His paths…” (The SHEPHERDS [PASTORS] lead us in paths of righteousness [Psalm 23]. They are anointed to guide, provide and protect.)

“…For out of Zion shall go forth the law…” (It’s the APOSTLES who administrate the law or the government of the Kingdom. Apostles will realize more of their responsibilities and authority to empower the other gifts/ministries.)

“…and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” (It’s the PROPHETS who speak the word of the Lord. The prophets will actually speak more powerful words than ever before, and will help to bring about the ‘shaking and the waking.’)

It’s so important to realize that all of this will take place on every mountain of culture.

A Great Awakening and Shaking in America

It has been said that whoever controls the top of these mountains, controls the direction of the culture. When America was young, especially after her great awakenings, God’s people ruled all of these mountains, to some significant extent. Today, we rule none of them. However, God has His plans, and a great convergence of Heaven and Earth will soon manifest, shaking everything that can be shaken. At the same time, a powerful and unprecedented Great Awakening will cause a cleansing of these crucial mountains of culture.

God will not be outdone by His enemy’s storm of global evil. God’s perfect storm will decimate the fragile structures of wickedness, replacing them with His glorious structures of faith and righteousness in our culture and society.

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Ben R. Peters
Kingdom Sending Center
Email: ohmint@gmail.com
Website: www.kingdomsendingcenter.org

Ben and Brenda Peters have said “YES” to the call of God to challenge, equip, and send dedicated lovers of Jesus into the harvest fields of the earth, including the seven mountains of society. Together they have ministered to tens of thousands of individuals in several countries of the world. After establishing and serving churches and Christian schools for almost thirty years, they began a traveling ministry under the name Open Heart Ministries. More recently, they also founded an Illinois-based ministry called Kingdom Sending Center. Ben has published over 23 books. Ben and Brenda now live near Sacramento, California, close to most of their children and grandchildren.

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8 months ago
Ron McGatlin

THE GREAT CONVERGENCE OF HEAVEN AND EARTH – Ron McGatlin

Sep 29, 2021 | Archived Articles, Articles, Recent Articles

THE GREAT CONVERGENCE OF HEAVEN AND EARTH – Ron McGatlin

All things becoming as one.

The greater glory manifesting on earth from heaven now is the beginning of all things on earth being made new. All things are being made into one all-inclusive system of the kingdom of God/Kingdom of heaven. All of God’s creation is designed to work together in perfect balance and harmony in the order of God’s love to the glory of God.

This article is a brief summary about some of the extreme and major works God is revealing by His Spirit.

Now it shall come to pass in the latter days
That the mountain of the Lord’s house
Shall be established on the top of the mountains,
And shall be exalted above the hills;
And all nations shall flow to it. Isaiah 2:2.

I see a huge beam of glory light coming from the throne of God.

From the throne, the narrow beam widens to cover the entire globe of Planet Earth and the atmosphere around it.

A living force of irresistible righteous power flows the perfect order of God, dissolving all that lifts itself against the order of God.

GREAT SHAKING

“The lofty looks of man shall be humbled,
The haughtiness of men shall be bowed down,
And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

(12) For the day of the Lord of hosts
Shall come upon everything proud and lofty,
Upon everything lifted up—
And it shall be brought low—

13 Upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up,
And upon all the oaks of Bashan;

14 Upon all the high mountains,
And upon all the hills that are lifted up;”

“The loftiness of man shall be bowed down,
And the haughtiness of men shall be brought low;
The Lord alone will be exalted in that day

18 But the idols He shall utterly abolish.

19 They shall go into the holes of the rocks,
And into the caves of the earth,
From the terror of the Lord
And the glory of His majesty,
When He arises to shake the earth mightily.

20 In that day a man will cast away his idols of silver
And his idols of gold,
Which they made, each for himself to worship,
To the moles and bats,

21 To go into the clefts of the rocks,
And into the crags of the rugged rocks,
From the terror of the Lord
And the glory of His majesty,
When He arises to shake the earth mightily.”
Isaiah 2:11-14, 17-21.

Communities, villages and entire cities are dissolved. Some nations, governments and authorities are dissolved and no longer exist.

Everything that remains, is being moved about at one time to a new position into alignment with the order of God. Houses, buildings, people, forests, rivers, hills and even the greatest of the mountains all shaking and rumbling in what appears as total confusion and great chaos as things rapidly move about and change. The furniture and fixtures inside buildings and houses seem to zoom from one placement to another all at the same time. Trees, shrubs, and entire cities are changed.

BEYOND THE SHAKING

After the shaking stops everything seems to settle into great peace. All things are fresh, the air is fresh and mild. The lands are peaceful the grass and trees seem greener and flowers more colorful. It seems like love and kindness fill the atmosphere. The great rush and stress of daily life of the old world are completely gone. Everyone just seems to know what they need to be doing and are blessed and happy to be doing it.

Every thought and activity of life is filled with the essence of God and His love. No one even seems to be confused about everything being new and no one looks back or missis the past or the people that are not here. Everyone seems to feel fully alive and well in the new life of peace and joy as one with God at all times.

All of this and much more is involved in the great event of heaven and earth converging into one order, one reality with Spirit heaven converged into physical created natural earth. Creator and creation become one in the glorious union of the marriage of the Lamb and His glorified Bride. The fullness of the pure holy love communion of God in and with His Bride people producing pure holy offspring of sons and daughters filling the earth with praise and honor to our Heavenly Father and Christ Jesus our King and Lord.

KINGDOM CULTURE OF LOVE

The earth is filled with His Glory as the culture of the world is changed in every area and every facet of life by the great convergence of heaven and earth, of God and man. All is as God designed and ordered it to be.

Yes, this will all manifest into the world. However, it is now here on earth in the hearts of God’s purified holy people.

The governance of influence in this world comes from inside the hearts and lives of mankind. All sources of cultural influence and governance is being called, drawn to and received by the Lord into a new mind set of restored alignment with God.

Multitudes of the lukewarm people sitting in darkness are being driven to the reality of oneness with God by the horrible acts of darkness of the devil. The King of Glory is filling their hearts and lives with the full love, power and glory of God.

In this season, many sons and daughters are turning to the reality of God that is reclaiming His people and His earth. They are arising in pure holy love and power of God to proclaim the full word of God into being in this world.

It is this new army arising from the dry bones that releases the convergence of heaven and earth. The praise and worship by the Bride opens the way for the King of Glory to release the will of God from heaven into this world.

This is the great convergence of heaven with earth that it is now in the hearts and minds of the holy people of God. It is now being spoken into the world.

This is the DAY that the LORD has made. Rejoice and be glad in it.

THE DAY OF THE LORD

“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.” 1Thessolonians 5:1-10.

Ron McGatlin
openheaven.com
basileia@earthlink.net
... See MoreSee Less

THE GREAT CONVERGENCE OF HEAVEN AND EARTH – Ron McGatlin

Sep 29, 2021 | Archived Articles, Articles, Recent Articles

THE GREAT CONVERGENCE OF HEAVEN AND EARTH – Ron McGatlin

All things becoming as one.

The greater glory manifesting on earth from heaven now is the beginning of all things on earth being made new. All things are being made into one all-inclusive system of the kingdom of God/Kingdom of heaven. All of God’s creation is designed to work together in perfect balance and harmony in the order of God’s love to the glory of God.

This article is a brief summary about some of the extreme and major works God is revealing by His Spirit.

Now it shall come to pass in the latter days
That the mountain of the Lord’s house
Shall be established on the top of the mountains,
And shall be exalted above the hills;
And all nations shall flow to it. Isaiah 2:2.

I see a huge beam of glory light coming from the throne of God.

From the throne, the narrow beam widens to cover the entire globe of Planet Earth and the atmosphere around it.

A living force of irresistible righteous power flows the perfect order of God, dissolving all that lifts itself against the order of God.

GREAT SHAKING

“The lofty looks of man shall be humbled,
The haughtiness of men shall be bowed down,
And the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day.

(12) For the day of the Lord of hosts
Shall come upon everything proud and lofty,
Upon everything lifted up—
And it shall be brought low—

13 Upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up,
And upon all the oaks of Bashan;

14 Upon all the high mountains,
And upon all the hills that are lifted up;”

“The loftiness of man shall be bowed down,
And the haughtiness of men shall be brought low;
The Lord alone will be exalted in that day

18 But the idols He shall utterly abolish.

19 They shall go into the holes of the rocks,
And into the caves of the earth,
From the terror of the Lord
And the glory of His majesty,
When He arises to shake the earth mightily.

20 In that day a man will cast away his idols of silver
And his idols of gold,
Which they made, each for himself to worship,
To the moles and bats,

21 To go into the clefts of the rocks,
And into the crags of the rugged rocks,
From the terror of the Lord
And the glory of His majesty,
When He arises to shake the earth mightily.”
Isaiah 2:11-14, 17-21.

Communities, villages and entire cities are dissolved. Some nations, governments and authorities are dissolved and no longer exist.

Everything that remains, is being moved about at one time to a new position into alignment with the order of God. Houses, buildings, people, forests, rivers, hills and even the greatest of the mountains all shaking and rumbling in what appears as total confusion and great chaos as things rapidly move about and change. The furniture and fixtures inside buildings and houses seem to zoom from one placement to another all at the same time. Trees, shrubs, and entire cities are changed.

BEYOND THE SHAKING

After the shaking stops everything seems to settle into great peace. All things are fresh, the air is fresh and mild. The lands are peaceful the grass and trees seem greener and flowers more colorful. It seems like love and kindness fill the atmosphere. The great rush and stress of daily life of the old world are completely gone. Everyone just seems to know what they need to be doing and are blessed and happy to be doing it.

Every thought and activity of life is filled with the essence of God and His love. No one even seems to be confused about everything being new and no one looks back or missis the past or the people that are not here. Everyone seems to feel fully alive and well in the new life of peace and joy as one with God at all times.

All of this and much more is involved in the great event of heaven and earth converging into one order, one reality with Spirit heaven converged into physical created natural earth. Creator and creation become one in the glorious union of the marriage of the Lamb and His glorified Bride. The fullness of the pure holy love communion of God in and with His Bride people producing pure holy offspring of sons and daughters filling the earth with praise and honor to our Heavenly Father and Christ Jesus our King and Lord.

KINGDOM CULTURE OF LOVE

The earth is filled with His Glory as the culture of the world is changed in every area and every facet of life by the great convergence of heaven and earth, of God and man. All is as God designed and ordered it to be.

Yes, this will all manifest into the world. However, it is now here on earth in the hearts of God’s purified holy people.

The governance of influence in this world comes from inside the hearts and lives of mankind. All sources of cultural influence and governance is being called, drawn to and received by the Lord into a new mind set of restored alignment with God.

Multitudes of the lukewarm people sitting in darkness are being driven to the reality of oneness with God by the horrible acts of darkness of the devil. The King of Glory is filling their hearts and lives with the full love, power and glory of God.

In this season, many sons and daughters are turning to the reality of God that is reclaiming His people and His earth. They are arising in pure holy love and power of God to proclaim the full word of God into being in this world.

It is this new army arising from the dry bones that releases the convergence of heaven and earth. The praise and worship by the Bride opens the way for the King of Glory to release the will of God from heaven into this world.

This is the great convergence of heaven with earth that it is now in the hearts and minds of the holy people of God. It is now being spoken into the world.

This is the DAY that the LORD has made. Rejoice and be glad in it.

THE DAY OF THE LORD

“But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. 2 For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. 3 For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brethren, are not in darkness, so that this Day should overtake you as a thief. 5 You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober. 7 For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. 8 But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.” 1Thessolonians 5:1-10.

Ron McGatlin
openheaven.com
basileia@earthlink.net
8 months ago
Ron McGatlin

Is Australia Under Lockdown Still a Free Country? ‘The Media Has Just Scared People Senseless’

Sep 22, 2021 | News
09-21-2021Dale Hurd : CBNNEWS.COM

In a now-viral tweet, an Australian posted what they said is a view of the world’s largest prison from space.

It’s a map of Australia.

Democracy or Police State?

Australia used to be known as one of the freest countries in the world. Then COVID struck, and the loss of freedom has some saying Australia has turned into a police state.

Australia is still officially a democracy, but its COVID restrictions are severe. It’s hard to enter or leave the country unless you’re a politician or a celebrity. Citizens are tracked with apps and soon by facial recognition. In some states, you must have your phone scanned before entering a church. And some have been arrested for simply posting on social media about protests against COVD restrictions.

The rest of the world is starting to ask if Australia can still call itself a free country.

Australia’s lockdown has been so draconian, it’s brought comparisons on social media to how Australia began, as a prison colony.

A pregnant Australian mother was handcuffed and hauled away by cops in front of her children for simply posting on Facebook about a planned lockdown protest.

The charge was incitement.

The leader of an anti-lockdown group, also arrested for incitement, has been in jail for three weeks.

The “Heavy-handed Despotism” in Australia Has Been “Appalling”

Police helicopters look for lockdown violators. Officers have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-lockdown protesters, including children.

James Allan, Garrick Professor in Law at the University of Queensland, calls it “heavy-handed despotism.”

“It’s been appalling in Australia,” Allan says, “and I say that as a big fan of Australia. I’m Canadian. But it’s come as a real shock to me, how people have reacted in Australia.”

Australia consists of six states and two territories, each with its own COVID restrictions.

Under a new home quarantine plan, if you don’t send the government your photo and location when it sends you a text, the police will come to your door.

Pastor Placed in Solitary Confinement

Melbourne Pastor Paul Furlong has been arrested three times and been placed in solitary confinement for opening his church during the lockdowns.

“The reason I did was for what I believe was a greater law and that was to obey the Word of God. And so I had to choose God’s law and not man’s law.” Furlong said.

One church in Sidney was raided and fined for holding what authorities called an illegal church service and for not scanning people’s phones before entering.

Some pastors are now concerned that the government could soon require a vaccine passport before entering a church.

***Please sign up for CBN Newsletters and download the CBN News app to ensure you keep receiving the latest news from a distinctly Christian perspective.***

Loss of Freedom Has Been “Normalized”

We asked Evan Mulholland at Australia’s conservative think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, if he still considers Australia a free country.

“Well, it’s a good question,” Mulholland replied, “It’s a question a lot of people across the political spectrum have been asking. These things don’t happen in a vacuum. They happen when the political and cultural elites slowly take away our freedoms and they become normalized.”

Australians have also begun turning one another into authorities, East German style. When an Australian mother was desperate to find a way home with her son and needed to cross a state border, violating lockdown restrictions, she was turned in to police.

And for What? Less Than 12-hundred COVID Deaths

With this kind of behavior, you might think many thousands of Australians have died from COVID.

The death toll is under 1,200, out of a nation of 25 million people, or about .0047 percent of the population.

Almost three times that many Australians die every week from normal causes.

But one poll showed most Australians favor living without freedom because they are more worried about COVID than any other western nation.

Allan says, “The media has just scared people senseless. The average person thinks, ‘If I catch this, I’m going to die.’”

There have been several large and sometimes violent demonstrations against the lockdowns and against planned vaccine passports, and hundreds have been arrested.

Australian Leaders: You Can Have Your Freedom When You’re Vaccinated

The government says the death toll would have been much worse without a lockdown, and now says life can only return to normal when most of the country is vaccinated.

Mulholland says, “They describe giving back our freedoms as some sort of a treat, as some sort of a reward, something that can be given back to us and all our fundamental freedoms that were stolen from us in the first place.”

Australian journalist Clive James once said, “The problem with Australians is not that so many of them are descended from convicts but that so many are descended from prison officers.”

It’s a quote that’s being talked about a lot these days.

Source: CBNNEWS.COM
... See MoreSee Less

Is Australia Under Lockdown Still a Free Country? ‘The Media Has Just Scared People Senseless’

Sep 22, 2021 | News
09-21-2021Dale Hurd : CBNNEWS.COM

In a now-viral tweet, an Australian posted what they said is a view of the world’s largest prison from space.

It’s a map of Australia.

Democracy or Police State?

Australia used to be known as one of the freest countries in the world. Then COVID struck, and the loss of freedom has some saying Australia has turned into a police state.

Australia is still officially a democracy, but its COVID restrictions are severe. It’s hard to enter or leave the country unless you’re a politician or a celebrity. Citizens are tracked with apps and soon by facial recognition. In some states, you must have your phone scanned before entering a church. And some have been arrested for simply posting on social media about protests against COVD restrictions.

The rest of the world is starting to ask if Australia can still call itself a free country.

Australia’s lockdown has been so draconian, it’s brought comparisons on social media to how Australia began, as a prison colony.

A pregnant Australian mother was handcuffed and hauled away by cops in front of her children for simply posting on Facebook about a planned lockdown protest.

The charge was incitement.

The leader of an anti-lockdown group, also arrested for incitement, has been in jail for three weeks.

The “Heavy-handed Despotism” in Australia Has Been “Appalling”

Police helicopters look for lockdown violators. Officers have fired rubber bullets and tear gas at anti-lockdown protesters, including children.

James Allan, Garrick Professor in Law at the University of Queensland, calls it “heavy-handed despotism.”

“It’s been appalling in Australia,” Allan says, “and I say that as a big fan of Australia. I’m Canadian. But it’s come as a real shock to me, how people have reacted in Australia.”

Australia consists of six states and two territories, each with its own COVID restrictions.

Under a new home quarantine plan, if you don’t send the government your photo and location when it sends you a text, the police will come to your door.

Pastor Placed in Solitary Confinement

Melbourne Pastor Paul Furlong has been arrested three times and been placed in solitary confinement for opening his church during the lockdowns.

“The reason I did was for what I believe was a greater law and that was to obey the Word of God. And so I had to choose God’s law and not man’s law.” Furlong said.

One church in Sidney was raided and fined for holding what authorities called an illegal church service and for not scanning people’s phones before entering.

Some pastors are now concerned that the government could soon require a vaccine passport before entering a church.

***Please sign up for CBN Newsletters and download the CBN News app to ensure you keep receiving the latest news from a distinctly Christian perspective.***

Loss of Freedom Has Been “Normalized”

We asked Evan Mulholland at Australia’s conservative think tank, the Institute of Public Affairs, if he still considers Australia a free country.

“Well, it’s a good question,” Mulholland replied, “It’s a question a lot of people across the political spectrum have been asking. These things don’t happen in a vacuum. They happen when the political and cultural elites slowly take away our freedoms and they become normalized.”

Australians have also begun turning one another into authorities, East German style. When an Australian mother was desperate to find a way home with her son and needed to cross a state border, violating lockdown restrictions, she was turned in to police.

And for What? Less Than 12-hundred COVID Deaths

With this kind of behavior, you might think many thousands of Australians have died from COVID.

The death toll is under 1,200, out of a nation of 25 million people, or about .0047 percent of the population.

Almost three times that many Australians die every week from normal causes.

But one poll showed most Australians favor living without freedom because they are more worried about COVID than any other western nation.

Allan says, “The media has just scared people senseless. The average person thinks, ‘If I catch this, I’m going to die.’”

There have been several large and sometimes violent demonstrations against the lockdowns and against planned vaccine passports, and hundreds have been arrested.

Australian Leaders: You Can Have Your Freedom When You’re Vaccinated

The government says the death toll would have been much worse without a lockdown, and now says life can only return to normal when most of the country is vaccinated.

Mulholland says, “They describe giving back our freedoms as some sort of a treat, as some sort of a reward, something that can be given back to us and all our fundamental freedoms that were stolen from us in the first place.”

Australian journalist Clive James once said, “The problem with Australians is not that so many of them are descended from convicts but that so many are descended from prison officers.”

It’s a quote that’s being talked about a lot these days.

Source: CBNNEWS.COM
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