CSN Sunday – Messages of Light – 8/23/2020
Dear CSN newsletter readers,
The Citizen Sentinels Network has maintained a project, originally deemed the David Project, since 2018. Especially, for those readers of faith, the Messages of Light originated as a genuine inspiration from Heavenly Father. It was initiated to bring Light into the dark in this time. At this time in the world, there is clear and present danger that requires the faithful to hold boldly and securely onto the foundations that are rooted in faith.
If you consider the messages in our Sunday edition relevant or meaningful and know others who might value them as well, consider yourself a Light mail messenger, please pass this who might value them as well, consider yourself a Light mail messenger, please pass this message on to those whom you feel could receive it. Otherwise, please receive it yourselves.
“My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words, who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. None who go to her return or attain the paths of life. Thus you will walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.
For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it. Proverbs 2
This Sunday comes sandwiched between the two political conventions – the Democrats political convention and the one of the Republicans. For Christians and people of faith who find the filth of politics repulsive, it is completely understandable. However, people of faith need to faithfully view the reality that politics has been around from the very beginning of establishing civilized societies. And while the term “civilized” may be up for serious dispute, people have continuously sought for a better way of living than that which they were immersed in, and that has promoted the advancement of humanity into ever more civil social arrangements. So, repugnant as it may be, the realm of politics is necessary to lead humanity into a more civil society.
The key word is “lead,” which implies leadership. For Christians and people of faith, who did not want to get their hands dirty in the filth, they have consciously or unconsciously chosen to allow bad leaders, leaders without faith, without respect toward Life, Liberty, or the freedom to Pursue happiness, to take the lead in guiding America to the place where it is today. So, now, more than ever before in our nation’s history, all it will take for evil to triumph is for good people to do very little, or nothing at all. Ignorance, or repulsion of political matters is no longer a luxury of the very freedoms others have died for in the creation of the Land of the Free. Someone has to clean up the filth, and the contemporary leaders who are comfortable with the filth are not the answer — unfortunately, the answer will not come from those who are repulsed by the filth either.
The times we live in demand an active involvement in the affairs determining our future. Good people need to not only pray, but they need to think clearly, with thought rooted in wisdom, and wisdom is more than knowledge. Wisdom provides the clarity to know how to act in times of true crisis — in times of turmoil — in times of spiritual warfare.
Apostle Tim Taylor, the Founder and the overseer of Kingdom League International & the 1Church1Day strategy, is one who understands this spiritual warfare quite well. We offer one more message from him this week. Back in July, we began sharing a series of messages from him about how ancient wisdom can be of great help to the faithful in the fight against the powers of darkness now. This is the third of four messages in this themel all are deeply biblically-rooted.
However, due to the length of this message, we will only offer an excerpt and the link to his site where readers can check the entire article which is nearly 3,000 words.
We also offer fout videos. One is a prophetic word from Christy Johnston that clarifies that the United States is in the process of a Divine Restoration. In my humble opinion, it will inspire and uplift. The second is “quick clip” of a recent interview with former Governor Mike Huckabee in which he addresses “dirty politics.” The third video is another of Sean Feucht who was in Portland again on Friday. And, another video is of the same incredibly popular song we shared last Sunday, “The Blessing.” However, this video is of the first time it was sung by the ones who wrote the song originally. Please enjoy.
These words are being freely offered and are being sent to you as part of the “David Project.”
Please receive this message as a gift from those who care. They are only words that are being offered, freely, but some contain a deep message of faith, or a deeper expression of heart that readers can hopefully receive into their hearts. As it was written: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Proverbs 29:18 – KJV
May we humble ourselves, seek His face, seek His wisdom, seek His guidance through the valley of the shadow of death, through the times of tribulation. We truly need deep wisdom to enable us to act, to turn from our wickedness, and to become beacons of light for others who have lost their way in such times.
The following is an excerpt from Part 3 of a series of articles with the same title. A link to the originals in this series of
articles can be found at the end of this excerpt. Parts 1 and 2 and 4 are also at the site as well, in case readers want to get to Tim Taylor’s points quickly.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) has come to the forefront of the civil rights movement but its practices and ideology are far different than the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Why? It’s because of their worldview and their ideology. An in-depth look at the ideological foundation of their founders will provide great insight to help us discern the fruit of the BLM organization.
There is a basic principle found in God’s word which teaches us that if the root is good the fruit is good. We find this concept first introduced in Genesis 1:11 which says it this way and note my underlines. “Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. If you plant an apple seed you are going to get apples. Not pears! True? Of course!
In Matthew 7:15 -16 Jesus warns us about false prophets. He tells us how to recognize them in verse 16. He says in Matthew 7:15-20 and note my underlinings, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them.”
What fruit is Jesus referring to? I submit you that it refers to the characteristics of character and the results that accompany the practice of those character traits. Consider the following scriptures and note the underlinings.
John 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
John 10:10 ”The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
2 Thessalonians 2:9-10 9 “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
Galatians 5:19-24 19 “Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”
The Three Founders of Black Lives Matter
The three founders of BLM are Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi. What follows are their descriptions of themselves…
Examining the Ideologies and the Fruit!
Our worldview or the framework by which we view the world is important. Truth matters. Why? Because anything built upon an ideology not based on truth will never survive and it leads to destruction, oppression and human suffering. Any solution you develop never yield the results you expect. Why? Because the premise was based upon a lie. Therefore, the solution will be off.
My worldview, a Christian’s worldview, is based upon the Bible. Jesus is called the Way, the Truth and the Life and He said if you know the truth, the truth will make you free. He is also called the Word of God (John 8:32, John 14:6 and John 1:1-14). God designed the world and the Bible is like the operators handbook. It describes how things were designed by the Creator to work and what happens if people try to operate life outside of that design. So, let’s take a look at some of the core ideology they’ve based their worldview on.
Feminism – The modern secular view of feminism is in conflict with the Bible’s view of family and the role of men and women. Click here for the lists of camps modern feminist might associate with…
Homosexuality – The family orientation and sexual practices associated with a “queer” lifestyle are contrary to God’s design for individuals and families…
West African religion of Ifa – They pray to their ancestors and guiding spirits. Click here. These spirits are demonic. Click here for Black Lives Matter, Ifa, Demons and Spiritual Warfare.
Jesus said in John 8:43-44, and note the underlines for the fruit, “Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. 44 You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
Satan is the father of lies. Do you remember BLM taking up the mantra in the Michael Brown case shouting “Hands up, don’t shoot.” It turned out, that was a lie. Click here for Washington Post article.
Jesus said in John 10:9-10, “I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
James 3:13-18 3 says, “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.“
Marxism – If you are a self proclaimed Marxist, then you’ve been inspired by and are guided by the principles set forth by Marx and Engles in their work titled “The Communist Manifesto” published in 1848. These two were atheists. Click here for Marx’s view on religion…
In summary the fruit of the BLM movement produces, encourages and or excuses murder, violence, destruction, riots, anger, unforgiveness, hatred, lawlessness, lies, and theft. It’s no surprise especially when you consider that prayers and offerings to demonic spirits are also offered during some protests. When you compare this fruit with the scriptures you will find this fruit points to the works of the flesh, demonic earthly wisdom, and Satan.
If you call yourself Christian and you align yourself with this organization then I have to say to you 2 Corinthians 6:14 which says, “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?”
Those are God’s words not mine. That’s His opinion. If you have a real problem with that then I would say you will definitely have an opportunity to discuss it with Him. You can do it in advance or you can wait. You only have to bear the consequences of your decision for an eternity!
The Fruit and the Root are Consistent
Several articles have compared Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights movement with BLM. …Their conclusion. BLM is a secularist expression of civil rights movement. The fruit of a Baptist minister whose worldview was impacted by God’s word led transformation and the changing of unjust laws through love and non-violence. He called those who followed them up and he challenged them to maintain a higher standard of character than that being modeled by some who opposed them. That standard was informed by God’s word.
But What About Racism?
Racism is an issue Jesus warned us about in Matthew 24:7. Jesus said, “nation shall rise against nation.” In the Greek the word translated nation is ethnos. It could be translated Jesus said, “race shall rise against race.” It’s one of the signs of the EndTimes.
Racism is wrong. Laws that promote or encourage racism are wrong. Injustice is wrong. Applying different scales of justice to one race verses another are wrong. Authorities (DOJ, FBI, police, courts…) abusing their power are wrong. The scripture says in Psalms 89:14 that, “Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; Mercy and truth go before Your face.”
Did you know that God hates evil? In fact, He says in Psalms 97:10, “You who love the LORD, hate evil!”
Racism is evil and promoted and encouraged by the demonic. Satan loves it. Satan’s children love it.
How Can Satan Cast Out Satan?
How can an organization founded on ideologies inspired by Satan cast racism out of a society? It won’t! Jesus said in Mark 3:23-27 “So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end. “
Satan’s goal is destruction and oppression.
This is why BLM has allied itself with the Democrat Party. Click here to see the alignment of the Democrat Party platform with a demonic agenda. The Republican Party was founded by abolitionists who produced President Lincoln. These abolitionists were typically Christian. They set the slaves free and gave them the right to vote. Later the Republican Party gave women the right to vote. The KKK became an ally of the Democrat Party and persecuted not only former slaves but those who also helped them. The Democrat Party was the author of the Jim Crow laws…
One of Satan’s strategies is deception. The best deceptions have some truth. The more truth, the easier it is to deceive. My point is that a just cause has been hijacked by evil and- or deceived people or organizations.
Satan will not cast out Satan. There are many on the Left who keep racism alive and stoking the fires of bitterness, anger, unforgiveness and hatred. Some of those that do this are supposed to be Christian ministers. Stirring up unforgiveness and picking at a root of bitterness is evil. But why would some reverends do that? Because it is financially beneficial to themselves and other allies like the Democrat Party (they’ve been using the riots for campaign fundraising). It’s a useful tool to promote a political ideology like socialism which is like a gateway drug to communism or Marxism.
If you call yourself Christian, then you have got to consider who you align yourself with. Why? It is because you and I will both one day give an account of how we stewarded our lives before the Creator of the universe.
If you are Christian and you want some good counsel on how to engage the issue of racism in America then I recommend consulting with leaders like Dr. Alveda King.
Click here. She’s the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This was part 3. If you missed parts 1 and 2, follow the link to the complete original Part 3 article found below, which will include all the live links to other resources:
Video Views – Watch them all!!!
From Christy Johnston: America, you are in the middle of DIVINE RESTORATION – SPOKEN WORD OVER THE USA – 7.3.20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?
“This is a prophetic word that has been brewing in my spirit for months now. We wanted to include in this video, as much as possible, the beauty and diversity that makes up the United States of America – and God’s purpose and design for her. We pray it blesses you.
We encourage you to share this video with friends and family, let’s be aware of the enemy’s tactics and come together in UNITY and DECREE God’s goodness over the land of the free and the home of the brave.”
From Sean Feucht – Let Us Worship – Live from Portland – Church On Fire / Open Up Heaven – – 8/21/20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Live From Elevation Ballantyne | Elevation Worship The Blessing with Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes https://www.youtube.com/watch?