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Christians Concerned as Russian President Signs Law Requiring Government Permission to Share Faith

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The president of Russia has signed into a law an anti-terror bill that contains several provisions that have raised concerns among Christians, including requirements that religious citizens obtain permission from the government to share their faith.

According to reports, the amendments to the “Yarovaya law,” named after the bill’s author, are meant to protect citizens from terrorists in the country and mandate severe punishment for those found to be financing or aiding terrorism.

Source: Christians Concerned as Russian President Signs Law Requiring Government Permission to Share Faith | Christian News Network



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  1. Well…GOD / CHRIST *never* instructed us…to *obtain PERMISSION from our government to SHARE our faith*…in *FACT* we were *COMMANDED* to OCCUPY TILL I COME! Luke 19:12-13. He has *not* yet “come” or returned…so that’s *exactly* what we *shall* do! But we’ll be *wiser* than the Serpent in so doing!

    This is more about *MUZZLING & RESTRICTING the FREEDOM of CHRISTIANS*… by Governments on board with the GLOBALISTS…as we near the closing of this World Age! What’s our *CRIME*? We stand *against* things which lead to—->MORAL, ETHICAL AND SOCIETAL *DECAY*…which they consider a threat to their EVIL PLOTS*, fleshly LUSTS & DESIRES*…fully accepted by the NWO / One World System in the making…of which *chief* of things unGODly, Satan through his K’s…is chief engineer!

    This period of time, has been set aside for SEALING, where we are to get ABOARD the *Ark of the Covenant* of these Last Days* i.e. to have the SEAL of God…*in*…our foreheads…Armor of GOD, on and in place…in PREPARATION for the 6th and 7th Seals, Trumps and Vials. We are going into BONDAGE / CAPTIVITY to a One World System! And the Kenite Globalists, as they sail around the Globe targeting CHRISTIAN Nations….intend to fill up their SLAVE SHIPS with *CHRISTIAN* believers that hold STRONG to their *Faith and Beliefs! We are considered to be an *ENEMY to their EVIL System. Those with *eyes to see and ears to hear*…are filled with GODLY *wisdom*…we STAND our Ground, *NOT* give it up!

    When they CANNOT *BREAK* those with *eyes to see and ears to hear*…with cunning and evil methods…they try their utmost best to *SILENCE or RESTRICT* us from spreading God’s Truths! Historically, and even now…there are those who seek to murder and persecute us, chopping of heads, burning down Christian Churches…because our BELIEFS differ from theirs! Look what they tried to do with Daniel and the three (3) Hebrew children, before GOD / CHRIST *delivered them…straight into the lions den and fiery furnace! Spiritually, a shadow of things to come, when we are *delivered up* before the Synagogue of Satan…we are to have the *FULL* Armor of God on, to stand against the “FIERY darts” of Satan! All others in this world, are easing pickings for the wicked one…they would even *volunteer* to be enslaved! Besides, they are *not* a threat to Satan…he already have those in his snare / lair.

    We ought to be *WISER than the SERPENT* in these times, where the *Labor pains* are getting CLOSER and CLOSER together…and MORE and MORE *INTENSE*!

    Matthew 10:16 – Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore WISE AS SERPENTS, and harmless as doves.

    *****A wolf is very cunning, but it is a stupid animal in comparison to the Serpent, which is *wise*…in that it hypnotizes the minds of his prey, and then brings them under his power. As a servant of GOD giving out the Word, you are to have the ability to get the attention of those he preys upon…the minds, of the younger and weaker in GOD / CHRIST…the DRY BONES & Spiritually STARVED!

    You don’t mess around with the Serpent’s deception of his rattles, or body movement, but you challenge his head, his mind. Go for the JUGULAR…in being God’s mouthpiece when you are DELIVERED UP….Get the VICTORY in Him! And in this case, the VICTORY is the planting of God’s Word / Seeds of TRUTH in those starved minds. As we do so…we ourselves, are to remain VIGILANT and be mindful …of the following verse…STAY in the LIVING WORD / CHRIST—->

    2 Corinthians 11:3 – But I fear, LEST by ANY means, as the serpent BEGUILED Eve through his SUBTLETY, so your minds should be CORRUPTED from the simplicity that is in CHRIST.

    Satan, in his “SUBTLETY” would love nothing more, than to lead us AWAY from God’s Truths…if we let our *guard* down and *not* Watch! There are *WICKED & EVIL powers in this world…that are trying to WEAKEN, put a CHOKE-HOLD of LIMITATION or MUZZLE Christian believers!

    1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

    And his loyal serpentettes are here doing his bidding! Regardless…we are to remain working in the “field” / “world” Matthew 13:38. Even when Satan is here…we are to remain “GRINDING”!…That’s what GOD’S WORD tells us to do, as evident in the following verse>>>>>

    Matthew 24:41 “Two women shall be GRINDING at the mill; the one shall be TAKEN, and the other LEFT.”

    *****Be the one that is “LEFT”…The one that is “TAKEN” is taken in by Satan’s *LIES & DECEPTION! Satan comes *FIRST* (6th Trump, 6th Seal 6th Vial)…CHRIST returns at the 7th! And we all know that…6 comes….BEFORE 7…so those taken…are taken out of Season. They are the *DECEIVED*! We are to *continue* to grind out the meal for the Bread of Life, and the Bread is the Body of CHRIST, and His Holy Word. Occupy until I come, we are commanded.

    HOW are we to be *wiser than the Serpent* at the time of tribulation…and even now?

    Matthew 5:25 “AGREE with thine ADVERSARY quickly, whiles thou art in the WAY with him; LEST at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.”

    ***** To “AGREE with your adversary”…..one who makes ACCUSATIONS against you, like Satan the ACC– USER, does day and night…it does *NOT* mean to AGREE that your
    adversary is right…it simply means to use WISDOM and reconcile or resolve your differences as quickly as possible, so as to AVOID confrontation and being DELIVERED UP! Those of the world will continue to DRAW you into their TRAPS, and we are to be wise enough to *AVOID* falling into them. When Satan does appear on earth, as he will in this Generation of the Fig Tree, many will come to you and say excitingly, “the MESSIAH is here!” CHRIST is telling you…do *NOT* agree with them that he is the Messiah.

    Meanwhile…using *wisdom*…we shall *HEED* our LORD’S Commandment, despite these heathen governments———>

    “OCCUPY TILL I COME”!

    God Bless.

    • Truly! Truly! EOG…

      And with further sustenance of the subject;

      Ephesians 6
      5Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7with good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. 9And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.
      10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
      21But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: 22whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
      23Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 24Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.

      God (YHVH) Bless Thee.

      • Driving for God.

        July 13, 2016 at 8:21 AM

        Hello Todd and thanks for the above verses.
        Ephesians 6:7
        “With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:”
        I pulled this verse out to share with all just how important and valuable it is to *DO* this in your every day life. In all things that we do in our everyday life, God should be in our thoughts, foremost. We are to do all things for one important reason only, to make sure our works glorify our heavenly Father!
        .
        Matthew 5:16
        “Let your light [God’s truth working in you] so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
        .
        And I’m not *only* talking about when you share His Word with someone who needs it, (which is very important) but in *everything* you do as you go about your daily activities; whether these activities are for leisure or for work. Whenever you decide to help someone out or do something mundane that others by-pass in doing, always set out to do it knowing that you are doing it to please God, not man. Approach all obstacles that crop up in your life with this goal. It is most important to have this knowledge sealed in your mind, for God will bless you and you will find such things as sadness and depression leaving your presence. Always talk and *walk* with God.
        .
        John 8:12
        “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
        And how does that work?
        John 12:46
        “I am come a light into the world, that whosoever **believeth** on me should not abide in darkness.”
        .

        This is the *darkness* of error; or even the shadow of death. We do not want to *abide* under Satan’s umbrella of shade. For it is written:
        Judges 9:15
        “And the bramble said unto the trees [trees represent God’s children], If in truth [Satan’s truth=darkness] you anoint me [Satan] king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow:…”
        .
        The bramble is prophetic of the false nation under the rule of Antichrist, which will devour the nations via his beast government. Also to note, you will find very little shade being cast down from a bramble tree; meaning anyone seeking protection under its branches, will be left utterly unprotected!
        .
        So what is Christ’s Word to us?
        John 15:4
        “Abide in me, and I in you, As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.”
        Psalms 23:4
        “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
        Rod and staff are tools of a shepherd. And who is our shepherd?
        John 10:11
        “I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.”
        John 10;15
        “As the Father knoweth me [Jesus], even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
        Luke 1:68
        “Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,”
        .
        With Christ you CAN’T go wrong. For it is written:
        “…I am the way, the truth, ad the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
        PRAISE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, YHVH;
        AMEN.
        .

        • Most likely I speak for many people who read but don’t comment that we appreciate your input into this sight DFG. You and EoG should get your own page on this blog! Yes, we need to live our Christianity, and break any strongholds that are getting in our way of glorifying our Father. I believe we all have something to overcome. Living for Christ is the narrow road and not always easy, but the more baby steps we take the easier it gets. God definitely helps us when we put forth the effort. God bless.

          • Driving for God.

            July 19, 2016 at 10:15 AM

            Thank you Connie for the kind words. It is only by the grace of God that many of my comments I write come together with any kind of meaning. Most of my comments start with just a simple sentence, a simple thought, a simple truth of God’s Word that hits me as important to share with others. Then, as God’s Word is pregnant, it grows and matures by the very living water He gave. When I look back and reread my comment, I see HIS HAND in it. HE has to be the ONE guiding my sentences, for I’m not that well studied on my own. This student of God’s Word has still much to learn.
            By HIS grace only do I humbly serve. He is the light at my feet. For it is written:
            .
            Luke 12:3
            “Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the house tops.”
            ****I believe this verse tells us to share our illuminated soul with others. When He sends that light, we are to share it! He wants His truth to shine; we are His candles on the earth:-)
            Thanks again Connie and God Bless,
            DFG.

          • To God be the GLORY! Thanks for your kind sentiments Connie…I’m humbled! We’re thankful to *HE* Who blesses, leads, guides directs, and touches us…as we aim to leave His *LIGHT / TRUTH / GOD’S WORD / CHRIST*—–> OUT on a Stand, that whomsoever may…will *choose* to come OUT of the DARKNESS of this world, and have ETERNAL Life!

            To whom MUCH is “GIVEN” (committed)…. much is “REQUIRED”! Same concept goes for whom LESS is GIVEN…as evident in Luke 12:37-48 and reference also—-> Matthew 25:14-30….to grasp within context what I mean about being entrusted with…*MORE or LESS*…and HOW the Lord sees it….God will *never* give us more than we can handle as individuals…for we are then *RESPONSIBLE* for what is put into our hands…Whatever we are committed or entrusted with…*– USE and SHARE it with others…God calls it “well done thou good and faithful servant.” God then stamps it 100%! He doesn’t expect the SAME of all men with respect to ABILITY.

            God expects us to — USE whatever Gifts He has given us, or it will be *TAKEN AWAY* from us. We are to SHARE our Gifts…no matter HOW MUCH is *COMMITTED or ENTRUSTED* to us! Your Gift may be your bright and warm SMILE…that lights up a roomful of unhappy people…or individuals that are having a bad day…or…taking flowers from your garden to the very ill at a hospital….or your Gift could be…where you are entrusted to *PREPARE* the Pasture to *FEED* God’s Flock. In other words…whatever the Gift…if it is singing, then TRAIN your voice and sing the BEST you can to the GLORY of God! If it is driving a log truck, then witness where you are, in the manner that SEEDS can be planted. It doesn’t matter what your gift is…just *DEVELOP and — USE* what you have to the GLORY of spreading God’s Word, wherever you are!. That’s what I took away from the Scripture verses I’ve referenced in Luke and Matthew. For the moment, I’ll share the following verse——>

            Luke 12:48 “But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few
            stripes. For unto whomsoever MUCH is GIVEN (committed), of him shall be MUCH REQUIRED: and to whom men have committed (entrusted) much, of him they will ASK the MORE.”

            *****God expects DIVIDENDS from His INVESTMENT… and when He invests heavily in our minds and lives, there better be results from what He committed or entrusted us with….No matter…*HOW MUCH or HOW LITTLE* we KNOW of the WORD…*THAT*…is the amount you are personally RESPONSIBLE for. Whatever God places in our minds, that is what we are to SHARE with OTHERS around us. The more God commits to your wisdom and knowledge, the more you are required to use that knowledge to ADVANCE the *WILL* of GOD. To *INCREASE* our abilities, we must ASK Him for help, for God will *NOT* interfere with the path of a person’s *FREEWILL*…and this is because at Judgment…we would have only our own selves to blame.

            And we as faithful CHRISTIANS….His humble servants…are only too happy to do just that…– USE & SHARE our Gifts…NO MATTER *HOW MUCH* or *HOW LITTLE*…we are *entrusted* with! *ALL*…..to the GLORY of GOD in the Highest!

            And I agree…” Living for Christ is the narrow road and not always easy, but the more baby steps we take the easier it gets”…like you’ve mentioned…
            Thank you for sharing, Connie! Always appreciated!
            Humble student of God’s Word…

            God Bless.

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