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The Sheep Will Be Separated From The Goats

One of the great promises of Jesus Christ is that upon His return, He will separate the sheep to the right and the goats to the left (Matt 25:32-33). It’s important to understand, the sheep are the ones who know His voice and follow Him (John 10:3) and the goats are the ones who wander and stray (Lev 16:10). So how does all this plug in to what is happening in the United States today. Let’s explore some interesting facts and then you can decide for yourself.

The Great Deception, Part 1

Today, many people are being deceived as to the true definition of love, but the Holy Bible declares how we can truly recognize love.

1 John 4:16-18 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

So, perfect love does not create fear, but rather removes it.  Then why are there movements happening in the United States that declare love, yet are refusing to reverence the Creator and causing fear? This is an indication that something is not “love” as God has established it.

Another thing to note is that this scripture shows that love will be relevant in the “day of judgment”, and we are seeing evidence of this today.

The Great Deception, Part 2

Friends, it’s no secret that Satan wants to attack God’s people, and one of his main focuses is on redefining love. This isn’t anything new. Our government, and even others around the world, have been trying to redefine love for many years. In fact, and you may not like me saying this, but Helen Keller was instrumental in bringing this about.

You see, Helen Keller was both blind and deaf, but she did have an interest in spirituality. In 1927, she actually wrote a spiritual autobiography, Light in My Darkness, which contained no less than seven chapters that focused on the spiritual. Emanuel Swedenborg was her inspiration for writing this book, and chapters 2 (Swedenborg’s Search) and 3 (Swedenborg’s Accomplishments) were dedicated to him.

So who is Swedenborg? Swedenborg was a scientist and a philosopher who was heavily involved with mysticism. In fact, in April of 1744, he claimed to have spiritual dreams and visions which led to what he claimed to be a spiritual awakening. He went on to write, The Heavenly Doctrine, and further claimed to be able to visit both heaven and hell, so he could speak with angels, demons, and other spirits. Swedenborg insisted that this was a calling to reform Christianity and establish a new church.

Gal 1:9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.

The Great Deception, Part 3

So why is Keller’s interest in Swedenborg so important? Well, there is no denying that Keller had many great accomplishments, to include being a champion against injustice, and was even the first woman to receive an honorary degree at Harvard. However, she is probably best known for establishing over 60 different signs that led to our modern day sign language. But this is partially where the problem lies. You see, two signs were established in this that closely resemble each other. I’m talking about “I love you” and the “satanic goat” sign that we often see with celebrities and politicians today. It is apparent that Keller was aware of this, especially with her interest in following Swedenborg. Let’s take a look at the two signs.

"I love you" Hand Sign
“I Love You” Hand Sign
The "Satanic Goat" Hand Sign
The “Satanic Goat” Hand Sign

Hand signs are very important in the movement that has taken place, and it has been going on for some time. Please notice the main difference is the thumb joining the two middle fingers.  You can see this with the Obama photo that is being used as the featured image for this article, but let’s look at some other examples of this being used.

Bush Devils Horn

Bush Hand Sign 2

Clinton Hand Sign

It’s quite obvious that there is a movement going on, and these, along with many other individuals, know exactly what they’re symbolizing.

The Separation

So we have a movement that is occurring in our country that is trying to mask itself as love, and we’re already seeing a separation between its advocates and the traditional Christian church.  Some examples of this include trying to force evangelical Christians to accept gay marriage, attempts to oust our chaplains from the military, and certain churches advocating for gay marriage, which include the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian Church.  Friends, it’s happening and it’s happening fast.  In what state will our country be in a week from now?  What about two weeks?  However, we are not to worry because our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has declared He will rescue those who look to Him in these perilous times.

Psa 34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

Final Thought

God loves you, and even though time may be getting thin, there is still opportunity to look to Him.  Make sure you’re giving your life completely to the Lord.  We can also be sure that He has a plan to fight this battle and bring an end to the ignorance of man.  Let’s find our rest in Him and remember that His grace is sufficient in all things (2 Cor 12:9).  Thank you for reading and God bless.

What are your thoughts on what is happening in the United States?

About Joel Bauer

Joel Bauer
Joel M. Bauer is a 43-year-old U.S. Army Veteran from Four Oaks, NC, which is just outside of Raleigh. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he attended school at Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts school, in Fort Wayne, IN, where he received his BS in social work and psychology. He has worked in such places as a homeless shelter, a community based treatment center for severe mental illnesses, a school for troubled students, and other social service agencies. His current endeavor is to build The Bottom Line website into a site that inspires both Christians and non-Christians alike, and brings glory to God.

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    Very interesting and enlightening. Facts I had not heard before. Appreciated your time and effort to write and share this article.

  2. Ashley

    This is what I think.

    I agree that a movement has been in the works in the US for some time to expunge God and Christianity, Satan’s age-old agenda for supremacy.

    Obama’s dubious associations from the start had been blatantly made public and strangely and unanimously dismissed by the people – who still voted him in. Not being phased by bald-faced evidence of questionable character strongly indicates spiritual deception.

    Along with a governmental shift to socialism/communism (ultimately leading to the one-world government scenario), there has been widespread cults that set up spiritual leaders that preach a form of spiritual elitism to institute mind control and fear in attempts to control true Christians.

    Yes, events and policies are being set up to ensnare Christians.

    My concern is this:

    That Christians will fight according to carnal means that are ineffective against the dark powers that are using people to enact a satanic agenda. In this case, we lose the true battle of winning souls, even if it means we forfeit some of our earthly rights and comforts.

    I will not fight against people by forcing Chrisianity on others and thereby becoming a Crusader.

    I would work for upholding our constitution and protecting our inalienable rights and political freedoms, which are slipping away because decisions are being made behind our backs while we are too busy to take notice. I don’t think it was an accident that we ended up in a nation-wide financial recession, which has created the perfect vacuum for a bigger government by the consent of the people.

    But my question is does God want us to be concerned about these affairs when they concern earthly matters and not heavenly matters?

    If I take steps to push back the socialist agenda of our government, that means investing time and resources away from my calling as a Chrisian. We know the end. Is it a futile cause to protect our constitution when maybe God’s will is in the change of America and His people really do need to prepare themselves for hardship and persecution in fighting the true battle of saving souls?

    • Joel Bauer

      Ashley,

      I agree with much of what you said. However, I disagree that it is not a heavenly matter. Please allow me to point out some things…

      First, we are told in God’s Holy Word that we must put on the full armor of God and do ALL we can to stand in the evil day.

      Eph 6:13 Wherefore 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.

      Next, part of that spiritual armor is the Belt of Truth, which means we need to be sharing what is true even if it offends someone. It is ultimately up to them to choose to accept or reject Christ.

      Eph 6:14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness.

      Finally, it is important to remember that Jesus dying on the cross, was not only an act of love, but also an act of spiritual warfare, which is what we are having to engage in now.

      1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

      Col 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

      So, it is my belief that if we are to follow Christ, then we need to destroy the works of Satan and not allow them to desensitize people. Of course there is a right way and a wrong way to do this, but I definitely do not think passivity is the answer.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts. God bless.

  3. John Clark

    I have not been paying much attention to these two signs, but I will now. All Christians need to know how the secular godless world is communicating.

    If the world is to be reached for Christ, it will probably happen through not only the continual teaching of spiritual truth from the Bible, but also by Christians exhibiting the fruits of the Holy Spirit. The world will see an obvious difference in character. That is already happening by the response of Christians who are losing jobs and businesses. They are not the ones who are using hate speech, making death threats, and calling people names. They are handling these things with grace and love.

    • Joel Bauer

      John,

      I agree with you. One thing to keep in mind is that this didn’t happen overnight. This has been in the works for many years, but it’s certain to backfire. All they’re doing is weakening this nation. Even if they could silence us and put us underground, per their agenda, it would only make things 100 times worse for them. Their move would not only weaken our military, but other countries would take notice and it would just be a matter of time before we’re crushed. I mean, who’s going to stop them? Is the LGBT population going to form a new army? Another thing to keep in mind is that even if they tried to fight back, the enemy will persist against them. Could you imagine China or Russia taking over? Then the LGBT population would really be in for it because they have a much different approach to gays. They really need to be careful what they wish for, because they might just get it, and then some. Anyway, just my thoughts. God bless.

  4. John Clark

    P.S It is interesting that you quoted the scripture that mentions the sheep and the goats in the last days of judgment, and the goat sign is being used today. Another fulfilled prophecy!

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    The American Sign Language sign for “I Love You” is actually an acronym with the “I” being the pinky finger, the “L” is the index finger and thumb, and the “Y” is the pinky and thumb. Just thought it was worth mentioning.

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