Pastor Jim & Lori Bakker and the Students from Morningside Master’s Media discuss Freedom for Day 5 on The Jim Bakker Show.
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“Overnight we could be in a situation. One of the news sources [was] talking about this magnetic electric bomb that could literally turn America into a third world country.”
“I’m convinced America is stepping over the edge. We’re mocking God!” -Pastor Jim Bakker
“Are we second class citizens because we believe in Jesus Christ?” -Pastor Jim Bakker
Continuing his series on Freedom, Pastor Jim focused on the increasing loss of religious freedoms Christians face in America. As he has in the past, he again issued a warning. If America continues to mock God, the Almighty’s wrath is certain to follow. Pastor Jim declared that so many in the land have become jaded that few even notice the things happening everyday that provide evidence that the country lies on the brink of severe chastisement.
He noted a recent news story that outlined how the U.S. Air Force removed the Latin word for God from the patches found on the uniforms of Rapid Capabilities Office workers after pressure and complaints from the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers. The patch’s statement originally read, “Doing God’s Work with Other People’s Money,” but now reads, “Doing Miracles with Other People’s Money.” He said the Air Force’s decision exemplifies a rejection of God and a choice to credit money as the reason behind the department’s work and success, rather than keeping God in the forefront.
In another military related incident, the Army restricted Catholic chaplains from speaking against birth control legislation and practices and even forbade the reading of a letter from an archbishop, which was addressed to the religious leaders serving in this branch of the armed forces.
Even further, Federal Reserve Bank regulators, after inspecting an Oklahoma bank, found the institution in violation of certain policies and regulations and, as a result, ordered the removal of images of crosses and a Bible verse visible within the bank branch. They also forced the removal of Scriptural text from the bank’s website.
“If it’s not freedom for all, it’s not freedom at all,” Pastor Jim said, adding that the country’s founding fathers already fought the fight for freedom of religion, which should be applied to all faiths. He said atheists have rights to their beliefs and practices, but should not use their freedom to infringe on the rights of Christians.
The continued erosion of religious freedom and the nation’s continued rejection of God, Pastor Jim said, serve as signs of the last days and fulfillment of the prophecies found in Revelations. “What makes God so mad that He pours His wrath out?” he asked, in reference to what happens in the last book of the Bible. He answered that it involves the habit of people giving money more credit than they give to God, or taking God out of the equation, as all of the above examples show.
He shared that several prophetic teachers forecast increasing troubles for America and the world. Rick Joyner foresees a catastrophic earthquake striking the West Coast, of a magnitude never before seen. Dutch Sheets remains certain that terrorist attacks worse than 9/11 will take place. Rick Ridings sees many cities and nations falling into states of anarchy and confusion. Pastor Jim shared that one of the 31 things God gave him years ago, and the only that has yet to be fulfilled, is the dropping of an atomic bomb in the Middle East that will end up shaking the entire world.
God can prevent all of these things from happening, he said, but only if people and nations repent and stop their rejection of Him from their lives.
John 8:36 NIV So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Revelation 6:6 NIV Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
Revelation 13:16-17 KJV And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
Galatians 6:7 KJV Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
I Timothy 6:10 KJV For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Matthew 24:12 KJV And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.