Originally posted in Health Impact News by Brian Shilhavy
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” (Jesus – John 15:18-19)
Chapters 13 through 17 of the Gospel of John recorded in the Bible are often referred to as “the upper room discourse,” as it is a record of Jesus’ conversation with his closest friends, the 12 apostles, as they celebrated the Jewish Passover dinner on the very night Jesus was going to be arrested, and then later executed.
These 5 chapters contain some of the most detailed and intimate words Jesus ever spoke to his disciples just before he was executed.
He made it very clear to his followers, both then as well as today, that to follow him was to take a path that leads to persecution and hardship, going against the crowd and having the world hate you, because you represent the “light” that Jesus is in the world, which in turn exposes the evil of the world system, ruled by Satan, the father of lies.
Satan is the ruler of the World System, which is the Kingdom of Darkness. He is above the politicians, the Globalists, the Luciferians, and the mastermind behind everything. One does not reach prominence in this World System without serving him, either knowingly or unknowingly.
In the 14th chapter of this precious discourse between Jesus and his followers that was written down by John so that all of us could benefit from it, Jesus makes it very clear that the path he was walking down, being hated by the world because he exposed its evil deeds, was a path that led to his physical death via execution, but resulted in eternal life in God’s Kingdom.
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Jesus did not just reveal the truth, he did not just show the way, he did not just demonstrate what life is, he claimed that he IS The Way, The Truth, and The Life.
As the great apologist Josh McDowell has said in the past, Jesus was either a liar, a lunatic, or he was who he claimed to be. There are no other options if you believe he was a historical person that once walked on this earth.
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I do not belong to any religious organization, and I do not choose to wear a religious label, like “Christian.”
I am truly independent and receive no funding from Wall Street investors or non-profits. I serve no boss but the one I choose to serve voluntarily, Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior.
I identify myself with Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God, and stand in full opposition to the World System ruled by Satan.
Having experienced the spiritual rebirth process at a young age (19-years-old), I have had decades of experience living the persecuted life by following The Way of Jesus, and going against the crowd, and learning how to be equipped with the Spiritual gifts that Jesus provides for us to live that kind of life.
So in these last moments that Jesus had with his closest friends, just before the Jewish authorities arrested him and handed him over to be executed, he said:
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches.
Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples.
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:4-13)
For many years now most Americans have enjoyed the post WWII economy that has allowed an illusion of freedom to seem to exist. The generations since WWII have had the opportunity to live “the American dream,” and it was a concept and way of life that was the envy of most the world, and many people from poorer countries did everything they could to emigrate to the United States, if they could.
But that appearance of “freedom” and economic prosperity came at a price, a price that few were willing to look behind the curtain to see what it was, and who really ran this country.
And the longer we ignored it, enjoying the prosperity that was enjoyed in very few other places in the world, the more that presence behind the curtain grew, creating a system that is, actually, part of the Satanic World System, and the Kingdom of Darkness.
Now that system has almost totally enslaved everyone, making us all dependent upon it, whether it is our “healthcare,” our food, our energy, or the care of our children.
Because as we were living the “good life” from the crumbs that fell from their tables, they were growing richer and richer and richer, and we were becoming more and more dependent on the “system” that they had created.
This world system, which Jesus warned us over 2000 years ago would hate us, grew so large that it eventually encompassed religion and the American Christian Church, and the seeds of rebellion that were born out of the Reformation movement in Europe were completely stamped out, as the American Church also enjoyed the prosperity that this system, a Luciferian demonic system at its core, offered to it in return for their obedience to the “American Way,” which is most certainly NOT The Way that Jesus is.
No, we turned our eyes away from the never-ending wars and globalism that elevated America above every other nation on earth, by force.
We exchanged the hard work it takes to produce healthy and traditional food, and let the Globalists take over the agricultural system instead.
We worshiped the creation rather than the Creator, by embracing and teaching Darwinian biology that then produced a “medical system” that brought great profits to the Globalists, and exchanged REAL “health” for medical management, and left God out of the discussion altogether.
We handed the education of our children over to the State, who then injected them with their poisons and medically kidnapped the ones they wanted to keep, rejecting parental authority and replacing it with the authority of the State and their child trafficking network known as “foster care” and “adoption.”
And here we now are, at the end of the ages, facing a Great Reset that is coming very quickly.
A choice now confronts every one of us, and it is most certainly NOT a choice between political parties or ideologies. It is a choice between good and evil, between Satan and the ruler of the Kingdom of Darkness, or Jesus and the ruler of the Kingdom of God.
The pretenders, mostly the religious who belong to their churches or religious institutions, will not make it. Because one is not saved by their associations or belief systems.
One is only saved by a person, who is The Way, The Truth, and The Life. Knowing about him is not good enough. Satan knows about him too, and that knowledge does not save him.
Jesus is the vine, the life source, and as he stated in that upper room discourse, “apart from me you can do nothing.”
But together with him, we can do ANYTHING!
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
Satan knows this, and he fears it. But are there enough true disciples of Jesus Christ who know his power left in the world to make Satan tremble?
We’re about to find out.