2 Timothy 3:1-6, 9, 13
But mark this:
There will be terrible times in the last days.
People will be lovers of themselves . . .
not lovers of the good . . .
lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God . . . .
Have nothing to do with such people.
They are the kind who worm their way into homes . . . .
But they will not get very far because . . .
their folly will be clear to everyone. . . .
deceiving and being deceived.
Last night’s Academy Awards show continued its ratings drop, the second lowest in the history of the awards, with 4% fewer viewers than last year (2016), which itself had 6% fewer viewers than the 2015 show. The 2015 Academy Awards show, in turn, had ratings that were a 16% drop from 2014. (Source: The Daily Lion)
Does anyone see a trend?
As expected, this year’s Academy Awards show was saturated with anti-Trump jokes and criticisms of his policies on illegal aliens and a temporary visa ban on people from terrorist-exporting countries in the Middle East. As former Governor Mike Huckabee puts it:
Last night, ABC aired yet another Hollywood awards ceremony in which incredibly wealthy, attractive and privileged celebrities congratulated themselves on being oppressed and misunderstood. They again left the walls of their gated mansions with their armed security guards and traveled past heavily-armed police into the walls of the Kodak Theater, where they hectored us about how terrible guns and security walls are. This year included an extra layer of lectures on open borders and welcoming all migrants to come on in, from people who won’t let you get within 200 yards of them unless your name is on the VIP list.
But the Academy Awards ended in an epic fail when Warren Beatty and an embalmed Faye Dunaway announced the wrong movie, La La Land, as Best Picture, when the card in the envelope clearly reads Moonlight — a more PC movie about two black homosexuals.
Two nights before the Academy Awards show, on February 24, witches and occultists in various locations across America performed a ritual at midnight, the darkest hour, to put a curse on President Trump. As the New York Post reports:
Witches around the world are expected to cast a mass spell at the stroke of midnight Friday “to bind Donald Trump and all those who abet him” — as Christian groups are urging prayer to combat this “declaration of spiritual war.”
The spell is to be performed “on every waning crescent moon until [Trump] is removed from office,” according to a Facebook page dedicated to the paranormal stunt, which involves setting ablaze an “unflattering” picture of the 45th president….
After lighting a white candle, the spell begins with the words: “Hear me, oh spirits/ Of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air/ Heavenly hosts/ Demons of the infernal realms/ And spirits of the ancestors. I call upon you/ To bind/ Donald J. Trump/ So that he may fail utterly/ That he may do no harm/ To any human soul/ Nor any tree/ Animal/ Rock/ Stream/ or Sea,” is to be said when lighting the orange candle.
Practitioners are then asked to burn Trump’s photo with the orange candle while “loudly” chanting, “So mote it be!” or Trump’s famed catchphrase, “You’re fired!” over and over, according to the instructions published this month by “magical thinker” Michael Hughes on .
At the end of the ritual, demonstrators are to “blow out orange candle, visualizing Trump blowing apart into dust or ash.”
But the curse backfired, as seen in the disastrous conclusion of the Academy Awards show two nights later.
This is not the first time a curse on Trump has backfired. According to WND:
The far-left feminist blog Jezebel, named after the biblical queen who mandated the worship of Baal and Asherah instead of God, published a gushing story in September 2015 about “Brooklyn Witches” of immigrant descent cursing Trump because they “wholeheartedly believe that Trump and the rest of the GOP are garbage.”
Trump evidently overcame the curse, along with everything else in his way, to win the presidency a year later.
The creature who calls herself “Madonna” also placed a curse on Trump, which also backfired. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Jan. 10, 2017, the creature said:
On election night I was sitting at a table with my agent, who is also one of my very best friends, and we were truly praying. We were praying. She was on her computer. She’s friends with someone who was working on Hillary [Clinton]’s campaign and was getting blow-by-blow reports, and at one point she was like, “It’s not looking good.” It was just like watching a horror show. And then she was reading from the Quran, and I was reading from the Zohar*. We were doing everything: lighting candles, meditating, praying, offering our lives to God forever, if only. I went to sleep, and since that night, I wake up every morning and it’s like when you break up with somebody who has really broken your heart. You wake up and for a second you’re just you, and then you go, “Oh, the person I love more than anything has just broken my heart, and I’m devastated and I’m broken and I have nothing. I’m lost.” That’s how I feel every morning. I wake up and I go, “Wait a second. Donald Trump is the president. It’s not a bad dream. It really happened.” It’s like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare.
*Note: Zohar is one of the books that make up the Talmud, and the foundational work of the Kabbalah.
Followers of Christ, please continue to pray for President Trump!
H/t Ken R.