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DO YOU KNOW YOU’RE BEING SET UP?
“I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.” – Godfather, Don Vito Corleone
When Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness he tried to seduce Him with tantalizing bait. He showed Him all the kingdoms of the world offering, I will give you all this…if You… (Luke 4:5-7). Satan was trying to set Him up.
Have you ever seen one of those late night commercials on TV with the grainy footage and well preserved singers of yesteryear hawking the classic hits of the past? Aligning with the voiceover announcer they nostalgically reference the era and reminisce to set you up for the sale.
“These are all the original hits not available in stores, all digitally remastered…what a time of peaceful vibes and love. You’ll relive what was such a wonderful time of carefree living and peace. Let all the memories from those years of love and peace be experienced again as you’re “’going to San Francisco with flowers in your hair.’”
For those of us who lived through those tumultuous times, some of us find ourselves talking to the TV set and wanting to smack them upside the head. “Hey buddy, that time was not all groovy, lovey, peaceful, flowing-haired girls in granny dresses twirling in the park amidst syrupy faced guys with tambourines and flutes!”
Using street smarts, we know they’re trying to set us up. It’s what Obama did when telling us, “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor, setting us up for Obamacare socialized medicine. PolitiFact gave him the “Lie of the Year” award!
Are we using the same discernment facing the power of the Progressives using sleight of hand to sell us a socialist bill of goods that will destroy our families and future in America? The bottom line with their nonstop “goody bags” is they are trying to buy us off with our own hard-earned tax dollars.
“It’ll Cost You Nothing!”
The radicalized, leftist Democratic party is making offers (like the above quote from Joe Biden) to hold us hostage to their socialist agenda. Exploiting Covid and climate fears to manipulate the masses, they’re trying to “get while the gettin’s good” with a befuddled president and bowed down media. They know the clock is ticking and will soon run out as people are wising up for next year’s midterms to throw them out.
Like sideshow barkers they’re pushing a wealth redistribution agenda through their misleading 2200 page $3.5 million “Infrastructure“ bill of giveaways that they say will be paid for by those “evil corporations and billionaires.” This impacts your livelihood and your children whose future is being sacrificed for political expediency.
Here’s their agenda:
- Forgiveness of college debts
- “Free” money ($25,000) for all lower-income, first-time home buyers (they never have to pay it back even though you may have saved a decade for such a purchase).
- “Free” government checks, child subsidies, universal childcare, pre-K coverage, college tuition, complete medical care, rent subsidies, basic guaranteed income, expanded Medicare (dental, vision and hearing), taxpayer funded abortions, increased food stamp provisions, amnesty for 12-15 million illegal immigrants with full entitlements and open borders for asylum-seekers (2-3 million this year alone) with full medical care.
Our Biblically Based Heritage
Our Founding Fathers and patriotic Americans throughout our history have demonstrated compassionate care for deserving needy individuals as a temporary “hand up,” not a permanent “hand out”. We’ve traditionally honored the biblical directive: We command you that if any will not work, neither shall he eat. (1Thess.3:10)
Big government has no right to take our money and savings earned over a lifetime and give it away for the sake of what they label “equity” and “reparations.” We must stand up to this attempted communist-style thievery and transfer of wealth establishing a culture of dependency in America. The Bible teaches that we have a responsibility to work, plan, and care for ourselves, our spouse, and children (1Tim. 5:8; Jam. 1:27; 2 Cor. 12:14); and we will one day give an account before God for this stewardship.
Ben Franklin stated, “I am for doing good to the poor but I think the best way to do good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading them or driving them out of it. I observed the more public provisions were made for the poor the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less that was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer!”
My disabled mother scrubbed floors on her knees three days a week and my father was a janitor. We had no car, vacations, or air conditioning; yet they worked for an honest living, not government giveaways.
We must be informed regarding this deceptive Democrat set up. The radical progressives have schemes up their sleeves!
Did you know that Biden just appointed a Comptroller of US Currency, Saule Omarova, a “progressive” (not free-market capitalist) who wants us to put our money in the Federal Reserve rather than private banks so the government can track all funds and penalize any non-compliance. This makes government confiscation of wealth upon someone’s death the next step, with private property coming under central government control as payback for “Nanny State” womb to tomb care. This is Communism!
How Do You Kill 11 Million People?
New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews wrote a book with this title. The figure represents the actual number of people killed by Adolf Hitler, not including ordinary civilians and military war dead.
In the book, he gave a simple answer to the inquiry: You lie to the people and set them up to be led like naive sheep to the slaughter. It’s happening today.
When Hitler wrote “Mein Kampf” he stated, “The great masses of the people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than a small one.”
His henchman, Adolph Eichmann, revealed in sworn statements during the Nuremberg trials their deception with the Jewish people. Here’s how they set them up.
“All Jews listen up! At last it can be reported to you that the Russians are advancing on our eastern front. I apologize for the hasty way we brought you into our protection. Unfortunately, there was little time to explain. You have nothing to worry about. We want only the best for you. You will leave here shortly and be sent to very fine places indeed. You will work there, your wives will stay at home, and your children will go to school. You will have wonderful lives. We will all be terribly crowded on the trains, but the journey is short. Men, please keep families together and board the rail cars in an orderly manner. Quickly now, my friends, we must hurry!”
Sound familiar? They were set up by the Democratic Socialist regime. We must speak up before it’s too late.
Here’s the deal: “Live not by lies” was the warning given us by Russian defector Alexander Solzhenitsyn concerning the dawning post-Christian, pre-totalitarian society he saw emerging in America. Jesus told us to watch (stay alert) and pray (Lk.21:36). Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. (Eph. 5:11 NIV)
To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Don’t take the bait when they make you an offer they think you can’t refuse.
Does this resonate? Do you feel like you’re being set up for something nefarious? Share a prayer in the comments below!
Larry Tomczak is a cultural commentator of 46 yrs, Intercessors for America board member, best-selling author and a public policy advisor with Liberty Counsel. His innovative video/book, BULLSEYE, develops informed influencers in 30 days (see www.bullseyechallenge.com). Hear his weekly podcast here.
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pastor Larry,I found this article after listening to Pastor Dutch Sheets again this morning as my usual wake up- ,..thank you for your guidance-..the effect of the removal-(in the 60,s) of the correct teaching of our history is having its effect now,and,as Dutch said this morning,in,I beleive-,quoting you,..”it has been coming for 90 years”(paraphrase)..it was also stated on DailY Wire about 10 days ago ,by one of Ben Shapiro’s commentator friends’,that we are looking at about a 40 year process of recovery,..in perspective to the reality of how long this evil marxist/communistic thing has been taking root in Americ.
Remembering, that satan and his Islamic and other evil tools, think in terms of centuries..like pastor jack Hibbs stated last month..(paraphrase).
Just the effect on the younger generation alone is devastating,the desired goal of the enemy.
Fortunately, there is a very strong and successful groundswell movement of young people who think right and appreciate America- that is being, and has been nurtured,and really, I think,started- by Charlie Kirk-Turning Point U.S.A.
I realize this is not new- news for many of us,but it bears repeating. I thank God in heaven for the amount of college students rising up that are honest hardworking responsible young adults with sound moral foundations as their value system.
Oh Lord God in ,,we thank you,and _ i thank you,for the awareness being raised by Charlie Kirk, mainly and other groups helping our youth understand and adopt a healthy, and Life centered God fearing world view-..and that it is gaining strength,which is evidenced by the amount of noise and complaining the leftist media throws at their push back against evil. I pray Lord that you will continue to ecourage and strengthen our young people in their struggle to embrace Godly values and life in the face of the suicidal and demonic evil in the daily environments in our times,that are attempting to drown them in despair.
Lord please continue to gird the hearts ,minds, and souls of these young people with the Truth Of Your Word ,that their spirits will be encouraged to stand against evil ,going forward in this battle.
In The Mighty Name Of Jesus,Amen
..and , I plead the healing Blood of Yeshua over our ailing bcountry,the united states of America..In Jesus Name ,Amen
I think we need to stop using the word “progressive.”. The lie is built into the word. They commandeered that word and it’s a deceptive description of them. They are “regressives”. That’s the truth.
Dear Heavenly Father, confound the efforts of the evil and corrupt government that has seized power in this nation. Open the eyes of the deceived to their wickedness and topple the evil house of cards they have built. Expose all their lies and treachery and May the soon face Your swift and righteous judgment. Free this nation from their tyranny and fear mongering and let this nation be born anew as a beacon of Your truth and justice. Let us all pray against them, their schemes, and the dark forces they serve, both worldly and spiritual. In Jesus precious name I pray, Amen.
[Isaiah 54:17] No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
I bind every plan of the enemy for us in America spoken through this current administration and their demonic friends in JESUS Name! I loose the plan of GOD for the United States and for me and my family and friends in JESUS Name! FATHER GOD help YOUR people to begin speaking the WORD OF GOD ONLY and to STOP repeating and speaking what thus saith the devil and his demons through joe biden and his cronies! YOU are the same yesterday, today and forever, and in YOUR BIBLE, YOU delivered YOUR people EVERYTIME they cried out to YOU! FATHER I’m crying out to YOU for deliverance from evil for YOUR people in the United States of America! Let YOUR people know that this is NOT a repeat of Nazi Germany and that we WILL NOT be defeated! Please send YOUR angels to fight this battle for us as we cast all of our cares on YOU, and trust in YOU with all of our heart; and stop leaning on our own understanding but to acknowledge YOU in all of our ways, and YOU shall direct our paths in the MIGHTY Name of JESUS! Amen!
I appreciate your messages, Pastor Larry.
It is a time of darkness so I have been “building myself up” so I ca come against this enemy in every way God the Father shows me. That includes reading books like Rees Howells Intercessor. As I near the end of the book they tell of the intense prayer that was consistent from 1939 to 1945 for All aspects of WWII as the Spirit led. It also dawned on me I wasn’t even born until the battle was won!
I am now asking Holy Spirit to touch this nation that we might survive even as Dunkirk, the Battle of Britian and the deliverance from air attack.
Our enemies have already infiltrated government and municipalities. However, I know Jesus is leading the Host of Heaven across the land. On your knees, you may SEE who Wins…
In the struggle against deception at all levels of government, from township up, true Christian prayer and worship are the bottom line and rock solid foundation of effective action.
Loving Father, I love the USA. I thank you Lord for my nation. I thank you for my hard working mother that raised me as a single mother working two & three jobs. Lord forgive my nation for being in the poor shape it is in. Forgive us for creating a place where a women’s womb is not a safe place for a pre born baby. Forgive us for selling the parts of murdered pre born babies and doing horrible things with them. Forgive us for thinking there is a free meal, and student debt should be forgiven. Forgive us Lord for for all our ungodly behavior. I plead the blood of Jesus over my nation and the leaders of my nation. In Jesus name,Amen