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Father God, we rebuke the Accuser who tells us we are wrong to hold the biblical beliefs that we have, who attaches names such as racist, biggot, narrow-minded, and more. Help us put on the armor You have given us so that we can stand.

While many Americans worry about ever-increasing censorship, those responsible for it have managed to amplify its effects by creating a climate of self-censorship.

Due to the psychological mechanisms of self-censorship, a single account blocked, a single video deleted, or a book banned can result in a broad chilling of speech. Important policy debates don’t occur, news story ideas aren’t pitched to editors, and books aren’t accepted for publishing, or written to begin with.

In some cases, it appears the censors employ the psychological tricks on purpose, achieving maximum suppression with minimal responsibility. These methods aren’t new—in fact, they have long been employed by totalitarian regimes.

The principle of self-censorship is that people, just to be on the safe side, refrain from saying even things that aren’t outright banned by some applicable rules.

An example is the effect of the Johnson Amendment, a law that prohibits tax-exempt nonprofits, including religious organizations, from endorsing or opposing political candidates. Even though the law doesn’t prohibit discussion of political topics and stands virtually unenforced, opponents have long argued that pastors have avoided political topics in their sermons just to be sure they can’t be accused of running afoul of the law.

Here are a number of methods used to enhance self-censorship.

Vague Rules

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the world’s most notorious censor of free speech, has for decades used the method of making its policies intentionally vague. During its past political campaigns, for example, the central leadership would issue a decree that “rightists” and “counterrevolutionaries” were to be punished. The next lower rung of Party officials wouldn’t be told what exactly makes one a “rightist” or a “counterrevolutionary” and perhaps not even what the punishment should be. . . The method appears to now be in play in contemporary America.

Amazon recently updated its policies to ban books that contain “hate speech,” without explaining what it considers as such. Since Amazon controls more than 80 percent of the book retail market, publishers are left to guess whether a book may get the “hate speech” label and thus be much less profitable to publish.

Roger Kimball, the publisher of Encounter Books and an Epoch Times contributor, said he so far hasn’t considered avoiding titles that may be targeted by Amazon, but he called it “a very worrisome harbinger.”

“It is possible that other publishers will do that,” he told The Epoch Times. “Certainly, I think that the atmosphere for opinion is much narrower now than it was in the past.”

He gave the example of Simon & Schuster, a publishing powerhouse that recently canceled its publishing of the book of Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) due to Hawley’s questioning the integrity of the 2020 presidential election.

If publishers bow to Amazon, authors may go even further, altogether avoiding topics that may spook the publishers. . . .

Perception of Random Targeting

Another method to induce self-censorship is selective enforcement. During the CCP’s past political campaigns, it would pick targets for persecution seemingly at random. Even the targets wouldn’t necessarily know what exactly had brought the Party’s wrath upon them. In response, people would scramble to make sense of the situation, drawing red lines of self-censorship based on guesswork.

Elements of this method can be seen in various settings in the West.

When Amazon recently banned a book that criticizes transgender ideology, published by Encounter Books in 2018, it didn’t explain why. Instead, Amazon quietly updated its book policies on hate speech. It then left it to the public to connect the dots and label the book as hate speech themselves.

Similarly, other tech platforms commonly refuse to comment on specific cases of censorship or even tell the accused what exactly they did wrong. . . .

The tech platforms of today openly acknowledge that their content policies are a work in progress. Over the years, new rules have been repeatedly added and are usually applied retrospectively. Thus, content that was acceptable yesterday may get banned and removed today. More restrictions can be expected tomorrow, or the companies may reverse themselves on some issues.

Rules can also be bent for political convenience. Facebook, for example, considers verbal attacks on people based on their race, sex, or sexual proclivities to be hate speech. But its contracted moderators were informed in 2018 that for a period of time, attacks on straight white males would be exempted as long as they were “intended to raise awareness for Pride/LGBTQ,” an internal memo said.

Guilt by Denial

Another method is using denial or resistance as evidence of guilt.

In current progressive ideologies, denying that one is racist or has “white privilege” counts as a confirmation of the charges. In fact, any resistance to the ideology and its labels is often labeled as “white fragility” or “internalized oppression” and thus illegitimate. Leaving no room for rightful criticism, the ideology discourages debate. Rather than deal with the grief of being pejoratively labeled, many keep their objections to themselves.

Jodi Shaw, a former student support coordinator at Smith College, an elite women’s college, recently left her job over what she described as a “dehumanizing” environment.

In 2018, the liberal arts institution put in place a number of initiatives to fight “systemic racism” at the school. Yet the efforts didn’t sit right with her, Shaw told The Epoch Times in a phone call.

She was instructed to treat people differently based on their race and sex, which in practice meant projecting onto people one’s own stereotypes, she said.

She said it felt fake.

“There’s a script for white people and a script for people who aren’t white. And it felt like you kind of had to stay on the script,” she said.

It was clear to her that there was no room for disagreement or even doubt.

“You just cannot talk about it out loud,” she said. “You can’t express your doubt out loud.”

A staunch liberal, she tried to get along with the program, telling herself it’s just being done “to help.”

When the doubts persevered, she even questioned her own morality.

“Does that mean I’m racist?” she asked herself.

“I think a lot of people on the left have this issue where they feel a little confused. They feel like something doesn’t feel right, but I’m not supposed to think that something’s not right,” she said.

The staffers in her department were “true believers,” she said, but she talked to seven or eight people from other departments who privately shared her concerns.

“Whispers, you know, in hallways and stuff, alone, they’re like, ‘Yeah, this is just like, something’s really messed up about this,’” she said.

Ultimately, she concluded that there was no “inner racist” talking, it was her conscience, and the ideology was just messing with her psyche.

“It’s how this ideology works. It gets into your head, and I think it’s damaging,” she said.

Guilt by Association

Another way to impose self-censorship is extending blame beyond the target to anybody even tenuously associated with it.

Totalitarian regimes have long used this tactic, punishing family, friends, colleagues, supervisors, and other associates of dissidents.

Examples of guilt by association are common today. Media, universities, and other institutions willing to host speakers from another political camp are criticized for “giving a platform” to “hate” or some other pejorative. Anybody uttering a word of support for one of the censored figures can expect to be targeted next. . .

Kari Lake, former news anchor at Fox 10 in Arizona, faced criticism for merely setting up an account on alternative social media sites Parler and Gab. The critics argued that she was guilty by association, since Parler and Gab had been labeled as a favorite platform of “Nazis.”

While the attacks never made Lake question her beliefs, it did prompt her to self-censor, she told The Epoch Times in a phone call.

“I actually find myself not posting stories that are just factual because I’m like: ‘Oh, just posting that, even though it’s true, might anger some people. It might just get the left mad and I don’t want to, you know, kick the hornet’s nest,’” she said.

It’s been especially disheartening for Lake to see censorship endorsed by many fellow journalists.

“They’re just fine with it, and it saddens me,” she said. . . .

Solution

Censorship in America is peculiar in its form as it’s largely not the doing of the government. It’s not even necessarily the result of government pressure, though that now seems to be underway as well. Rather, it’s based on actors both in and out of government across the American society aligning with an ideology that’s totalitarian at its root.

It’s unlikely that Americans can rely on somebody pushing against the ideology from the top. In fact, the ideology appears to now be endorsed by a majority of the government.

Yet it may be that government measures wouldn’t offer a solution as long as a significant share of the population still subscribes to the ideology or is willing to go along with it.

As Judge Learned Hand said in his 1944 speech “The Spirit of Liberty”:

“Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it.”

It appears Americans’ stand is now to rekindle that spark of liberty in the hearts of their peers.

(Excerpt from The Epoch Times. Article by Peter Svab.)

We know that the Accuser is working rampantly in our nation. It is a spiritual battle.  Let us put the full armor of God on in these days! Ephesians 6:11. How can we pray about the spirit behind these issues? Share your leadings below in the comments. Let’s hear some prayer strategies!

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Belinda Doubell
March 14, 2021

I URGE YOU BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO ARE FAITHFULLY PRAYING AND FERVENTLY PURSUING TRUE PEACE AND LOVE – ALSO FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNCERTAIN BUT WANT TO KNOW HOW TO LIVE OUT GOD’S WAY IN TODAY’S AGE TO READ
4 Principles fo Political Engagement as a Christian – please go to this link
https://www.crossway.org/articles/4-principles-for-political-engagement-as-a-christian/

Belinda Doubell
March 14, 2021

ANYONE HERE WHO ARE TRULY A SON AND DAUGHTER OF GOD PLEASE READ WHAT GOD HAS TO SAY ABOUT OUR WORLD TODAY AND ESPECIALLY ANYONE OR ANY NATION WHO ARE UNDER EVIL INFLUENCE: THis has truly blessed me because like you, I want to OBEY and honor GOD.
Place Your Life Before God
12 1-2 So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

3 I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.

4-6 In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.

6-8 If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face.

9-10 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.

11-13 Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality.

14-16 Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath. Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck-up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody.

17-19 Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

20-21 Our Scriptures tell us that if you see your enemy hungry, go buy that person lunch, or if he’s thirsty, get him a drink. Your generosity will surprise him with goodness. Don’t let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good.

READ THE FOLLOWING FROM JOHN DANFORTH who in 1963 earned degrees from Yale Divinity School and Yale Law School, is an ordained Episcopal priest, former three-term U.S. Senator (R-MO) and a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
The Senatorial Language of Affection
In politics, it is important to act as though we love one another, even where there is no underlying feeling of love. In the Senate, the language of affection and respect, even to the point of unctuousness, is the lubricant that allows the Senate to function. Senate rules state that one member is forbidden to verbally attack another, and he will be compelled to take his seat if he does so. To assure that debate is on the issues and is not personal, senators are supposed to speak by addressing the presiding officer and not other senators. But beyond these rules of decorum, senators regularly outdo each other in showing honor, heaping praise on colleagues whether it is warranted or not. A common manner of speaking is, “No one has worked harder than my distinguished colleague to bring this bill to the floor,” when, in fact, the distinguished colleague may have done little more than add his name as a co-sponsor of the legislation.

Outdoing one another in showing honor is a long tradition in the Senate, but it has universal application. What Christianity brings to the arena of political conflict is a duty to act with mutual affection and show honor, even when we don’t feel like doing so. It is a duty that extends to our most disagreeable foes.

For those who practice politics as a career, the capacity to disagree in the context of friendship is not unusual. For ten years, I served in the Senate with my Missouri colleague Tom Eagleton. We are of opposite political parties, and we often disagreed on important issues, yet we were able to maintain a warm friendship that was well known to the people of our state. On many occasions, Missourians expressed to me appreciation that Eagleton and Danforth, quite different on the issues, got along with each other so well.

Every day the Senate is a battleground of hotly contested and constantly changing issues. Louisiana Sen. Russell Long once advised me never to let the disagreements of one day carry over to the next, for I might need today’s foe as tomorrow’s ally. The practical advice of a very practical politician is consistent with Paul’s instruction that we “live in harmony with one another” (verse 16).

I have the impression that today’s Senate is less inclined than in the past to encourage the kind of interpersonal relationships that transcend the controversies of the day. In the era of Lyndon Johnson and Everett Dirksen, senators are said to have gathered together for drinks at the end of the day. Now that Senate business often extends well into the evening, the cocktail hour may not be the appropriate custom to revive, but it did bring members together in an informal setting. The Senate gym continues to be a haven of bipartisan informality. I have a vivid recollection of earnestly discussing complex civil rights legislation in the gym with a colleague, both of us completely nude. It’s difficult to be aggressive in such a circumstance.

Today, the intensity of politics pushes both politicians and the public away from the mutual affection Paul encourages. And many Americans believe that something has gone terribly wrong with our politics. They say as much when they tell pollsters that our country is on the wrong track and that they lack confidence in our government’s ability to address major issues. They do not believe that either political party speaks for them, and they are offended by the relentless nastiness of what they see on television and hear during election years. Many times, ordinary citizens have expressed to me a sense of being powerless. They do not like the tone of politics, but they do not know what they can do to change it.

Indeed the twelfth chapter of Paul’s Letter to the Romans seems out of touch with the reality of today’s politics. No doubt it was just as out of touch with the reality of first-century Rome, or Paul would not have written it. That is just the point. These are instructions to Christians on how they should relate to a world given to meanness and to fracturing.

Engaging the Enemy

For all the non-confrontational emphasis of Romans 12, Paul is a realist. He recognizes what most of us take as the obvious: that we do have enemies, even very threatening enemies. We do not live in a make-believe land where everyone lives happily together. Paul goes so far as to call some of these enemies “evil.” He assumes that enemies do more than create trouble. The enemies he speaks of persecute people. He speaks from his own experience as a former persecutor of Christians and an apostle to a persecuted church.

But Paul challenges Christians to assume responsibility for doing their part to live peacefully in a world in conflict. When Christians claim special knowledge of God’s truth, when they divide America between “people of faith” and their “enemies,” Christians become not the means of peace but the cause of conflict. In that case, Christians are far from being powerless. They are powerful contributors to what has gone wrong in American politics.

If Christians have the power to contribute to what is wrong, they have the power to right the wrong. They have the power to substitute the ministry of reconciliation for the strategy of divisiveness. Where Christians in politics often have been notable for their hubris, claiming that they speak for God, they can, instead, be notable for their humility, acknowledging that God’s truth is greater than anything they can hope to express. Where Christians have championed wedge issues that divide Americans, they can substitute a search for common ground on which Americans might unite to address common challenges. Where Christians have polarized our politics, pushing us to ideological extremes, they can rebuild our political center and help bring us together. Where Christians have been quick to anger, they can show honor to their adversaries and bring civility to our politics.

“So far as it depends on you,” Paul says. Well, a united America does depend on us. It is the responsibility of people who follow Jesus. It is not a political agenda. It is the ministry of reconciliation.

Kathy Warrington
March 12, 2021

They just want us to “put up”, and “shut up about whatever they say is the norm, never mind what God, our creator, says. The Bible talks about Satan “changing the laws,the times,the seasons and wearing out the saints of God”. He doesn’t change his tactics, but scripture also warns us to not be ignorant of his schemes. The politicians are not our enemy, the spirits working THROUGH them are our enemy. Jesus has given us ALL POWER OVER the enemy. We need to be diligent to seek the Lord as to what to do to have the victory that Christ has already won.

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Helen Smith
March 12, 2021

Hello. I relate to the truth of the matter concerning this article and prayer topic. I’m sharing this article with my family and close friends. So grateful for ifapray.org

I join in intercessory prayer. Blessings
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PATRICIA TAYLOR
March 12, 2021

We will not be silent. we will not cease to declare the glory & goodness of our Lord & stand for righteousness. Father strengthen those on the frontline in the public eye who have felt pressed to be silent while that old dragon spews out his lies to intimidate & subject your people to cancel culture. Equip your godly men & women of faith with your divine favor, boldness & confidence knowing that you will never leave them. No Never in Jesus Name Amen.

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Shea Manley
March 11, 2021

Father God, please help me be bold for your name! I trust that the Counselor will be guiding me through tough situations. Help me to lean into your protection and flee the temptation to be silent about something that is wrong in your eyes. Help the church to do the same. Let us not be fearful of cancelation, attack, or persecution. Let us count it all joy instead!

In Jesus’s Holy Name, I pray! AMEN!

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Karen Quiroz
March 11, 2021

Jesus came to set us free – both spiritually and emotionally. We are to take our thoughts captive and make them obey Christ- not let other people take them captive so we can obey them! Father, please give us your grace and power to, “demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5.

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Martha Jane Twenter
March 11, 2021

This is so true, and especially in the young and those vulnerable! Think about this: If you had a job and your family’s existence depended on your income, would you be afraid to speak up even though you were strongly opposed to what was being promulgated by your “Boss” or the Organization that you worked for?

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Jeane whiteside
March 11, 2021

People have to want livery enough to speak about it. The church I general won’t even discuss differences i the midst of ourselves. We won’t face anything that has even a bit of negativity. for fear of offending each other. I like to hear why people believe as they do and then agree to disagree if we need to. We’ve taken the position of going too far away from the middle ground of discuss the problem even if it is negative so we can solve it in a positive way.

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Betty Wells
March 11, 2021

Pray that God will be in our nation to do His will not ours.

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Michelle
March 11, 2021

Lord we ask that the Sons and Daughters of the Most High God take back their authority given by Jesus’ finished work at the cross!!!

May your Saints become keenly aware of where you’ve given each authority to Pray for Satan’s defeat!!! That we pray prayers over our neighborhoods and cities to bind evil and loose goodness. That every Saint would become an Intercessor in this hour. We must declare and decree on the earth all that you have already established might Jehovah!!! We must read the Word of God daily to hear from Heaven.

We love you Jesus! We are so thankful that you sent the Holy Spirit to counsel us. I pray that every American would have a Holy visitation from the Holy Spirit so that each one of us would know your perfect will for us in this hour.

In Jesus’ Mighty name I ask all these requests. Amen.

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Toni Kushner
March 11, 2021

“The weapons we fight with are not weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” [2Corinthians 10:4-5] The only way I have learned that keeps one in perfect peace is to take the WORD of GOD and pray it. Truth will keep our thoughts restful. Although we must live in the world we do not have to be like it, ” separate us Lord in truth, “Your WORD is truth”. Help us to keep our mind on what is not seen. God has given to us the WORD, The Blood and the Holy Spirit to help us. He is faithful to do what we will be challenged to do. “Not by power, nor bye might but by My Spirit says the Lord.” A practical application for doing this is write down verses that minister rest on an index card and carry them with you, even at work. Often I would pull mine out and read one until I memorized it. If you have chores around the home, turn off the TV or radio and play the audio Bible on your phones or tablets. If a verse ministers to you got back later when able and read, meditate on it. Enjoy doing studies and learn His Word. Jesus said, “everyone on the side of truth listen to me.” If you are in intimate relationship with Him and know His Word, He will keep you in perfect peace. His peace will keep you at rest with a clear mind and lies of the enemy will be defeated that come against you. It works, I have been doing it for for 44 years and I can honestly say He is the one who has kept me in good mental health. I give all honor and praise for His work in my life.

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    Suzanne Nace
    March 11, 2021

    I couldn’t agree with you more brother (or sister if Toni is a girl). Thank you for this great reminder. If everyone did what you said you do, we would all see God’s power work in our churches and in all Christians. My prayer is that people would take your words to heart and apply it to their lives this very minute. Our God is a lot bigger than we imagine. He is just waiting for us to apply all His Word tells us and see what wonders He can do through us who trust and rely on Him. Scripture is our road to peace through our relationship with God through Jesus. I am a 50 year old Christian and it has taken me a long time to realize how much God loves us and has in store for us if we will trust Him and not put any stock in the devil’s words. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement.

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Rochelle Fox
March 11, 2021

FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL!!! I say use GOD’S WORD! TRUTH ALWAYS DISPELLS LIES! If I were to encounter this kind of Censorship I would Speak out against as I HAVE! I also Refuse to reprimanded and penalized for sharing FACTS! I PURPOSELY RESEARCH ANYTHING I OFFER OR SUGGEST ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO OTHERS! I do it Boldly, yet holding my ground with References to research and fact check them personally! When I use Biblical Advice or encouragement and am attacked, I say GOD SAID IT AND I AM JUST THE MESSENGER! IF THEY DISAGREE, TAKE UP WITH HIM! 🛐🛐🛐🛐🛐🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🛐🛐🛐🛐🛐 We must keep the FIRST AMENDMENT IN THE FIREFRONT! IT GUARANTEES EVERYONE THE RIGHT TO AGREE TO DISAGREE PER OUR CONSTITUTION!

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David Scott
March 11, 2021

During the past month I’ve been courting a nice Christian lady for marriage. In an effort to be transparent with her about things that upset women, who are afraid of men like me, who expose traitors in the government, I tried twice to send her a copy of my autobiography as an email attachment. Both emails, sent from 2 different email accounts, were never delivered. They got censored in between by the thought police. I also tried sending her uncontroversial emails to see if they would get through. They were censored too. The thought police even terminated a phone conversation we had last week in such a way that her cell phone company wouldn’t let her use her phone again without compromising her identity. Obviously, the thought police don’t want me to get married. Fortunately, God is a lot bigger than them and their father, the devil. God is so much greater than Satan that it will only take an angel to bind him and throw him into the Lake of Fire at Jesus’ parousia. God won’t even need an arch angel to get rid of him. God isn’t just a little greater than Satan. He is exalted far above all evil principalities and powers.

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Pauline
March 11, 2021

Fear is rampant today, even in believers. How many times has our Heavenly Father said, “fear not?” Always! When government and others tell you what you can say, read, think, or do, IT IS WRONG! Believers should be leading the way to say, we are not putting up with this! If for no other reason than to protect our children and grandchildren’s rights. This is NOT God’s will, and every believer knows that in their hearts. We must reject this deception or we are going to lose all freedom. What is so concerning is that there is a very SMALL group that is behind this insanity and we are giving our rights to these controlling elites! They are shaming people into their agenda! They are causing people to be afraid to speak the truth! We have to form groups also, with those who believe like we do…..in FREEDOM! We CAN stop this if we stand together! Look what a few people did in San Francisco, of all places, when they heard their school board talking about the “plans” they had regarding “critical race theory.” They did something about it! There are more of us than their are of these “controlling elites!” We just need to kick fear out of our lives and spirits! The Word says “RESIST the devil and he will flee.” Let’s start resisting, now. “We can do ALL things through Christ, our Savior!” “Greater is He, who is in us, than he that is in the world!” We CAN, with God’s help, turn this around.

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Shirley Gue
March 11, 2021

I call this fear mongering. God has not given His children the spirit of fear, as you know, He has given us the Spirit of Love, Power, and His sound, well balanced, self controlled mind. Masking is fear mongering. Fake news is fear mongering. The curriculum with which our babes, children, and youth are being brain- washed is the devil’s last ditch efforts at fear mongering to steal, kill, and destroy everyone and everything that God created and loves so very much, that He has gone to every length to prove and demonstrate His perfect, incomparable love that casts out all fear , so it will not torment us because He already bore all of our sicknesses, sins, and torments in His sinless body for us on the cross of Calvary. I, for one, refuse to bow down and worship this demonic spirit that the devil has unleashed against God’s children and our society in which we are living but definitely not belonging to or conformed . Jesus has already heard ànd answered all of my personal prayers and delivered me from all of my fear . I refuse to ever be a slave to fear again! I refuse to listen to it’s siren call , to give in to the enemy of our souls who is the father of lies, the accuser of the brethren, the sower of discord and division, pride, and strife, the false prophet in sheepskin. I refuse to succumb and bow down beneath any weapon the may form against me in the fiery pit of hell because my God told me and all of his servants , that no weapon formed against us, God’s servants, will ever prosper , and any word spoken against us we will condemn, this is the heritage and inheritance of God’s servants, His righteousness is ours! Since He gave all of us believers all of His authority and all power over all the power of the enemy, the devil, as long as God gives me life and breath, I will not stop wielding the sword of the Spirit, God’s infallible, all powerful, active, living , healing Word in my right hand to cut-off every head of the serpent and dragon , that’s spewing out his futile venom and vile, sickening vomit upon God, us, and the blinded world around us I will not stop praising and thanking God in all things, with worship in spirit and in truth with my other hand because I am fully persuaded He is more than able to keep all that I have committed unto Him and to perfect everything that concerns me, and know as always He will faithfully do exceeding abundantly more than I could ever ask ,think, or imagine Him to do for me accordingly to His mighty power working in me every day that I join Him and all of us other Intercessors in His Throneroom of His All Sufficient Grace and His Mercies that are not only new every morning, but endure forever. I know the moment we all open our mouths and He fills them with His Infallible Word to pray in faith, believing, God hastens to perform that word here on Earth and it never returns to Him void, it accomplishes His purpose and His good pleasure for which it was sent. I am convinced that God has each of us watchmen on the walls, Intercessors and battle axes ,here for a reason and it is not to be muzzled, gagged, or silenced by the enemy’s futile threats and attempts! It is to gather together with Jesus, every day of our lives, to renew our minds with Him in His word, learning from Him,at His feet , His plan, His strategies to continue doing good, healing all who are oppressed by the devil, overcoming evil with good, living, loving , and forgiving others like Jesus does us, others and bringing heaven down to Earth right where He planted all of us to bloom, blossom, grow, and thrive by abiding in Him, His Word, and agreeing with Him, His Word, His Ways, and eachother, in faith believing, to see His perfect will , purpose, and destiny fulfilled in all of His creation, be it male, female, children, families, schools, His Church, The Body of Christ, in every city, state, and nation for whom He ever lives to intercede and for every lost, blinded, deceived soul out there in our world who has yet to be prayed into His Kingdom , to taste of His goodness, so they can repent and receive forgiveness for their sin, and God can heal their land , and
they can confess Him as their personal Lord and Savior. Then God will not only take every weapon the devil formed against us and them to steal, kill, and destroy all of us, Jesus will work all things together for the good to every one who loves God and has been called according to His purpose. So in conclusion, I thank God that He never destined His children, His redeemed people ,called by His name, to live in fear, to be controlled or brain washed by it! Let’s keep the devil , always the defeated does, all of whose works Jesus came to destroy, under our feet, in Jesus’name and for His glory and honor and fame. And refuse to live under His tyranny any longer, in Jesus’name. Amen.

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Tori Todorovac
March 11, 2021

I believe that truth is the best weapon we can use against the cancel culture. Truth with ourselves and others. God is the way the truth and the life….and when we align ourselves with His Word He blesses. His lamp unto our feet and light to our path will never fail us.

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Alan Latta
March 11, 2021

While conspiracy theories are running rampant across our land, slandering many innocent people; it seems that the binary phobic opinions and other such errors are the focus of the popular media.

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    David Scott
    March 11, 2021

    It seems to me that the thought police are Theophobic, Christophobic, Lexophobic, Amerophobic bigots. They have completely redefined truth and bigotry to fit their phobias.

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Mcn
March 11, 2021

This is both a prayer and action strategy.
#1 – avoid using monopolies like Amazon to purchase ANY products. It will probably take you longer and may cost you a little more but hit them in the pocket book. Why give $$ to a company and it’s owner who makes it no secret that he wants to control what you say or think. Remember that their CEO owns the Washington Post, one of the top 3 liberal lying 1st amendment violating newspapers in this nation.
Then pray for new and present media sources (books, news, etc.) to gain increased viewership. Pray for new start-ups to generate and take hold as God plants the seed. Companies that value and bring forth truth as they uphold the 1st amendment.

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    Kathy Allen
    March 11, 2021

    I have decided to shop the smaller businesses that are beginning to open up and uphold the Biblical values that I hold. I will pay the higher prices when I can in order to support them – saving money is no longer my first priority.

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      Mcn
      March 11, 2021

      Amen!

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      Dave
      March 11, 2021

      I do that as well. I prefer to know the business owner, know their biblical values, and patronize their business

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Vickie
March 11, 2021

Father God please help us put on the armor so we can stand against the wiles of the devil. We rebuke the accuser who have attached names such as biggot, hater, racist, narrow-minded, and more. Help us to continue to hold Biblical values and beliefs. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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    Sharon Helms-Dulin
    March 11, 2021

    Yes, and please Dear LORD, ADONAI TZVA’OT (God of Heaven’s Armies), CANCEL the plans and actions of the Enemy that are attempting to cancel us–and YOU! This double-bind (i.e. don’t be a racist yet if you declare you’re not racist, then it means you are a racist) is not only totalitarian, but psychologically damaging and deliberately setting up people to lose no matter what and be singled out to be targeted!! It has even crept into some churches! LORD please deliver us from this demonic plan, and open the eyes of those who are perpetuating this evil and deliver them from the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will (SEE 2 Timothy 2:26). We plead the Blood of Jesus over our nation and our people. Grant us the courage and wisdom needed to resist the devil so that he will flee from us (SEE James 4:7) We praise You and thank you in advance! In Jesus’ Name we pray, AMEN.

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Vickie
March 11, 2021

I believe a lot of us have been guilty of censoring sometimes without realizing it.

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Edna Kelley
March 11, 2021

Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight oh Lord my God. And when they are we will speak what God tells us to regardless of what the government says we can or cannot say. Be BOLD but n a way that will bring glory to our Heavenly Father.

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Barbara Hesch
March 11, 2021

Here is a prime example of this censorship. Why are we allowed to say “the Spanish flu”, but it’s frowned upon to say “the China (or Chinese) virus”? Maybe the CCP is involved? Wouldn’t be surprised.

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    David Scott
    March 11, 2021

    Bill Gates met with globalists in NYC in Oct., 2019 to plan how they could use a coronavirus pandemic to promote their agenda that’s paving the way for the Antichrist. It was called Event 21. Thus, what we now have is a plandemic, regardless of where it started.

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Sharon Culp
March 11, 2021

Praise! Psalm 149:5-9 Confess sins,put on Armor.
Lord reveal the strongholds.(2 Cor. 2:11) Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Use God’s Names as our Banner over strongholds.Jer. 16:19 Prayer Portions by Sylvia Gunter has a list on page 120-124
Pray without ceasing.1 Thes. 5:1
The Battle belongs to the Lord. Walk in His Victory!1 Samuel 17:14

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Dave Schulz
March 11, 2021

Lord, we know that we are in a spiritual battle… for truth, righteousness, and the heart of the nation. Our weapons are not carnal, but your Word is mighty for the pulling down of strongholds. And we fight the enemy not to gain the victory, but we fight from our place of victory that was bought and paid for on the cross. Lord, bring defeat to the enemies plan for censoring free speech. You have set the captives free. Raise up leaders to stand up for righteousness.

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Suzie
March 11, 2021

Pray Psalm 35 and psalm 37 DAILY for those limiting free speech and for publishers and all who practice censorship and for all of your enemies. Daily Pray Psalm 91 for you and your family’s protection. GOD’S WORD will not return void but will accomplish what HE pleases! PRAY THE WORD OF GOD AND WATCH GOD MOVE ON OUR BEHALF! REMEMBER THAT JESUS IS THE WORD MADE FLESH! SO PRAYING THE WORD IS PRAYING JESUS’ WILL!

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Regina Ford
March 11, 2021

Father in Jesus name, let us remind ourselves that this world is passing away
Make us bold in your love for you and others to speak the truth in your love. Remind us that we are accepted in the Beloved and persecution is identifying with you Jesus. Have us study the Gospels diligently and walk in Holy Spirit power in our day to day walk. Help to realize our only security and hope is you. We must not self censorship the Gospel for it is the power of God into salvation TRUTH. In Jesus name Amen

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Diane Bergschneider
March 11, 2021

I have gotten censored by extended family when I express a point of view that is apparently contrary to their own…they shut me down immediately and say, ‘we’re not going there’….

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    Ellen
    March 11, 2021

    So sorry, we too have family that do this. We were both non-Christians when we married. I became a Christian 2 months later. My parents and my husband’s mother were saved before they died. My prayer had been “don’t let them die until they accept you.” All 3 died 2 days after accepting the Lord.

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Chris Wilkerson
March 11, 2021

Lord Jesus save us! We humbly come to you for wisdom and strength in these days of evil. Help us stand up for Truth like so many followers of Christ have done before us. Renew our minds Jesus. Pour your courage over us to speak the Gospel in love since while we were yet sinners, you have first loved us.

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Beth Beck
March 11, 2021

Father give us, Your church a Spirit of boldness to stand up, open our eyes to see that this is the hour for which we were created. Show each of us where we fit in Your puzzle to bring Your kingdom to come here on earth as it is in heaven. You build your church on the rock of Truth and and the gates of hell cannot stand against it. Help us to boldly speak truth, to stand as one, collectively, because greater is He who is in us than he that is in the world. Let us grasp the truth that of God is for us, who can stand against us???? Just as You sit in heaven and laugh at your enemies, allow us to catch the revelation that the weapons you have given are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds🙌🙌🙌 So today Father, empower each and every believer to stand firm on Your truth, Your righteousness, let us wear these things as our banner and WE WILL NOT BE SHAKEN.

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