The whole world is relieved by the results of the 2020 US presidential election. Donald Trump will not serve another term, and the United States will once again be made great under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris... or will it? You see, a very serious problem exists on both sides of the political spectrum, and until we address the REAL elephant in the White House and in the rest of the country, we'll never make America great again. Regardless of your religious or political affiliation, are you willing to confront this uncomfortable truth? Watch this video, and then write to me to tell me if you are.
Let's face it... there are contradictions in the Bible. All of our attempts to argue otherwise have only hardened the hearts of skeptics more than they already were, and so Christian vs atheist debates often go nowhere as a result of this willful ignorance about contradictions in the Bible. Many of the contradictions we find in the Bible are inconsequential, but what do we do about the ones which actually change how we live our lives? In this video, we'll use one example from the teachings of Jesus to show you how a little wisdom can help you find a lot more clarity.
Why did Jesus leave us? Why did Jesus need to ascend to heaven? What benefit was there of Jesus leaving? This video reveals the real reason for Jesus' ascension to heaven by answering the question what is the Holy Spirit for? It unravels our obsession with the physical and shows why the message is more important than the messenger.
Amongst those who support Donald Trump as president of the United States, the majority are evangelical Christians... people who profess loudly to be followers of Jesus Christ. If you've watched other videos on A Voice in the Desert, you'll know what being a follower of Jesus is really all about. You don't need to read the gospels for very long to learn what Jesus said. Compare that to what Donald Trump says and does, and you'll see just how contrary to the teachings of Jesus the president is. So, why do evangelicals support Donald Trump? This video explains why.
In one of Paul's epistles, we are advised to do all things to the glory of God. In this video, we look more closely at this verse and at how such an attitude can radically transform our lives, so that even simple tasks can have a profound, spiritual effect on ourselves, and on the rest of the world. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to build the kingdom of heaven!
We're all familiar with the Lord's prayer, even if we're not particularly religious. But how many of us repeat the lines of this prayer from Jesus Christ each day without considering what it all means, and how our lives should be changing as a result of this sincere prayer? In this video, we will look at how the awesome power of God shines through in what Jesus taught us to pray, and in so doing, you will understand the Lord's prayer in a radically new way.
God's plan may be bigger than you have ever imagined. What counts for eternity is not the lukewarm Christianity of today's churches (which are more and more like personality cults), nor is it to be found in exaggerated lying signs and wonders. If we want to see events of biblical proportions, we need obedience to God of biblical proportions. Trade in the counterfeit faith of the apostate churches for true faith … faith of biblical proportions. Ask yourself: “What is God’s call for my life?”.
It's not easy to admit that you're wrong about something, especially when it comes to uncomfortable truths like the great tribulation and the timing of the rapture. In this video, we'll be looking at the pre-trib vs post-trib rapture debate, and we'll be discussing the all-important need for us to honestly examine the facts and accept the truth (no matter how difficult it may be) in order to better understand Bible prophecy.
Artificial intelligence and quantum computing are driving the world to the Mark of the Beast (666) more quickly than we can keep up with. Imagine a system controlled by an artificially intelligent "being" who is capable of accessing all the information stored on the Internet in the blink of an eye. Introduce mandatory microchip implants for all humans so that this beast is able to keep tabs on us, and you've got nothing short of what is described in Revelation 13. There's only one way to prepare for what is coming...are you ready?
The Mark of the Beast prophecy (Revelation 13) says that "all" people will accept this Mark, which is mandatory to buy and sell during the last days before the return of Jesus. But surely Christians will not take the Mark of the Beast, right? Well, don't be so sure. As you will learn in this video, the churches today are actually preparing people to ACCEPT the Mark, rather than reject it. Don't fall for this deception in the churches!
Society places a lot of emphasis on being respectable. So long as you are respectable, you will be treated to the best foods, accommodation, titles, clothing, etc. Modern Christianity supports this same lifestyle, but few people know (or care) that Jesus taught precisely AGAINST this form of respectability. Do you care enough to know what Jesus said about being respectable? And are you willing to make the sort of changes to your life in order to be less respectable, and more Christ-like?
Do you ever ask yourself, "What does God want from me?". Asking that question separates you from the rest of the religious and secular world, because it's exactly what God is looking for. God wants us to be seriously interested in what it is that HE wants, and no so much in what it is that we want. This is what it takes to be a Christian, and yet many Christians do not do it. If you want to be a follower of Jesus Christ, this introduction to faith and sincerity will set you on the right path.
The Psalm 91 prayer for protection is being preached a lot during this coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and it certainly is an inspiring passage to read whenever we are going through difficult times. But have you considered that Psalm in the context of the rest of the Bible...specifically the teachings of Jesus? How do you reconcile teachings about martyrdom and Christian persecution with ones about protection, health and prosperity? This video will help you to understand the bigger picture.
A lot of people believe that more money equals more happiness, but the link between money and happiness is actually the opposite: The more you give away, the happier you become! The fear of poverty prevents us from realizing this truth, and if you let this fear push you around, you'll be a slave to money for your whole life, and you'll never be happy. But if you embrace poverty, you'll discover freedom in life which no amount of money can buy. This video (based on the teachings of Jesus) offers practical steps to help you to discover this freedom.
The Christian community associated with this channel (called Jesus Christians) has experienced a lot of persecution over the years, due to its radical stance on obedience to the teachings of Jesus. In one way or another, families of Jesus Christians have tried to cause problems for the community, just as Jesus said they would (Matt 10:36). In June of 2020, 23-year-old Tara Johnson, who had been with the Jesus Christians for two years by that time, endured this Christian persecution personally, at the hands of her family and self-proclaimed "cult buster" Rick Ross. This is Tara's story...
What is a Pharisee? They are not just characters from the Bible. They epitomise hypocrisy and false teachings, and we are still dealing with them today in modern-day Christianity...probably even in your own church. If you don't want to be deceived by the Pharisees, as so many people were when Jesus walked the Earth, you need to learn to recognize them, and do all you can to avoid getting sucked in by their respectability and lukewarm doctrines.
"Preaching That Works - The Most Important Person To Hear" explores the subject of how to be an expert preacher by keeping the focus where it needs to be most. The preaching people most need to hear is a message that goes beyond personalities and ambition. Check out this video to find out how to preach the gospel the way it needs to be preached.
Of all the strategies used to limit the spread of Covid-19 during this pandemic, one thing has shown itself to be most effective: government surveillance of citizens using CCTV, facial recognition, and mobile phone tracking. It may seem reasonable to employ such measures when dealing with something as serious as the novel coronavirus, but have you considered how these systems will continue to be used even after the pandemic has ended? This video will help you to see where this is all heading, and how these surveillance systems tie in perfectly with the Mark of the Beast.
It is vitally important to be getting it right with God before Jesus Christ returns. People of understanding have been predicted to fall. Do you have understanding? If so, have you asked yourself "Am I sincere?" lately? This is essential viewing for those who are determined to keep themselves from falling away in the last days.
Do you wish there was some way to know God's will for your life, and even for the many little day-to-day decisions that we all need to make? Hearing from God is not as clear as some people like to pretend it is, but it's also easier than you might think. With the help of this video and enough practice, you will grow more confident at determining what God is saying to you each day. Aside from prayer and meditation, there is one extremely important and foolproof way to discern the will of God. Do you want to know what that is?
Obedience to Jesus' commands is often seen as an affront to faith and grace. But is this really the case? This channel promotes obedience to the commands of Jesus. Watch this video to understand how grace and works (the works of Christ) complement one another. Doing your best to obey Jesus need not turn you into a self-righteous Christian hypocrite with an air of religious superiority for all of your "good works”. The way Jesus taught it, it is not grace or obedience. Instead, we discover grace through obedience. A closing thought: Religion and Christianity really are two totally different things. We see it more like religion vs. Christianity.
During this coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Christians and non-Christians alike are suddenly taking an interest in prophecies about the end of the world, and whether Covid-19 is a sign that the antichrist is about to start persecuting Christians or that the rapture is about to take place. But if you know much about the end times, you'll know that a viral pandemic, in itself, has nothing to do with the world ending. This video is an attempt to set people straight on how things are predicted to happen in Bible prophecy.
This is the question each one of us needs to seriously consider right now: Death, torture, starvation...will this happen if we refuse the Mark of the Beast? It's not called the Great Tribulation for nothing, you know. The Mark of the Beast (666) of Revelation 13 will be the ultimate line in the sand between following God and following the devil. One leads to death and eternal life, and the other leads to life and eternal death. Which will you choose?
"Jesus died for your sins"...you hear it all the time, but it's a teaching which is almost always used to justify a lifestyle that actually OPPOSES Jesus. The forgiveness of sins that was paid for through Jesus' death on the cross is indeed a wonderful gift, but it requires something from us too. Please watch this video if you really want to know how to be saved by Jesus.