If you are a follower of our blog, Herald of Hope, then you probably have
noticed that we’ve been a little more quiet than usual over the last couple of
months. Our purpose here is to bring up the Hope that can only be found in our
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. However, we remain dedicated to doing so through
Spirit led revelation. In other words, we wait on the Lord to show what He
would have us share. It’s not that He has been quiet lately, but
rather, there has been so much going on in the world around us that the task of
dismantling information in truth and love and reconstructing it for you, our
readers, has felt rather daunting. Of course, God is good and always faithful!
We want to
highlight some current events that are occurring at breakneck speed and look at
them through the lens of biblical truth. Our world is in a position, in which for most
of its existence, has not been in before. Humanity now possesses the means to
completely annihilate multitudes of other humans as well as to destroy vast
areas of the planet through the power of nuclear weapons. Violence on a smaller
scale, (but no less deadly) abounds in the form of domestic and terroristic
attacks. In the midst of these very real threats, lies a global elite whose
ultimate agenda remains largely unknown. Unfortunately, the unknown can easily lead
us into being deceived by those who wish to manipulate us. The bible gives us
many warnings regarding deception. It is
our responsibility as believers to understand the truth, so we can live
victorious lives in this world. In 2 Timothy 3:13, we are told, “evildoers
and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” No
one willingly wants to be deceived. We desire the truth.
truth? It is a question asked throughout the ages. There seems to be two kinds
of truth in this world: The first depends upon the values, agendas, cultural
and political views of the individual. The second is based upon the Word of God
Almighty. Even within the truth found in scripture, humans have a way of
interjecting confusion. We are often left wondering, “Can truth be found?” We
believe it can.
Jesus explained to his disciples that
He was the Truth, and that His Father would give them another Helper, the
Spirit of Truth to be with them always.
John 14:6 (NKJV)
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the
truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
And I will ask the Father, and he
will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit
of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows
him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.
But when He, the Spirit of Truth,
comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He
will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from
the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is
to come [in the future]. He will glorify and honor Me, because He (the Holy
Spirit) will take from what is Mine and will disclose it to you.
There is a way to discern truth from
error. Even in scripture, if some
sections may seem to contradict each other, there are often simple
explanations. Most scripture explains
itself within the context. Then, the
understanding of the first usage of a word or phrase from the Old Testament or
New Testament can further clarify the meaning.
These biblical principles can be easily researched.
In the world, however, confusion
abounds. This confusion is not from God.
The agendas of man have overtaken the ‘airwaves’ and have permeated our lives. Many
in the modern, mainstream media have evolved from casual spin doctors to deliberate
purveyors of deception. Deception is a danger to humanity. As we have stated,
our first authority for truth in God’s holy word. Fortunately, spending time in
the bible daily also helps us to gravitate towards others who can help us to
discern the truth in this dark world. While we recommend reading your bible and
staying focused on the Lord over all worldly influences, we also recommend a
few alternative news sources to help sift through the confusing world news that
we all hear about. We have found the following sources to be sincere in their
attempts to bring you the truth:
BPEarthwatch- Climate change (What’s
Praying Medic- The Deep State and Living in the Spirit
April Lajune- The Deep State
L.A. Marzulli- WHO are we really
These sources can all be found on YouTube.
There are more, of course, but these are a good place to start.
We must remember the source of
confusion in the world:
1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV)
For God is not the author of
confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
For wherever there is jealousy (envy)
and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion
(unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices.
In the United States, we are seeing
this happen all around us through headline issues such as political scandals
(deep state), sexual harassment, the “Resist” movement, hyper-feminism and many
other ungodly agendas.
As believers in Jesus Christ, we have
a firm foundation of truth in the scriptures.
They are our stronghold against confusion and every evil work. The God-breathed Word is for our everyday use
and will absolutely keep us in these last days of trials and struggles.
Every Scripture is God-breathed
(given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and
conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and]
for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in
thought, purpose, and action), So that the man of God may be complete and
proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.
We have nothing to fear if we truly
believe in Christ’s words to us:
Peace I leave with you, My peace I
give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be
troubled, neither let it be afraid.
These things I have spoken to you,
that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be
of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
We have a sure hope of the truth
living in us! The Holy Spirit of Truth
will give us answers to help others who are struggling in this world. As we
keep our eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is our HOPE, we can walk daily in
the spiritual darkness surrounding us and shine as beacons of truth in the
midst of chaos.
But in your hearts set Christ apart
[as holy—acknowledging Him, giving Him first place in your lives] as Lord.
Always be ready to give a [logical] defense to anyone who asks you to account
for the hope and confident assurance [elicited by faith] that is within you,
yet [do it] with gentleness and respect.