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Satanists Demand Equal Time With Jesus as Antichrist Spirits Rise.

Jesus statue

It’s hardly the abomination of desolation that Jesuswarned about when He taught about signs of the end times (Matt. 24:15). But it’s nevertheless a disturbing sign of how hard antichrist spirits are pushing to push Jesus out of our minds.

Oklahoma recently decided to allow a Ten Commandments monument on the state Capitol’s lawn. This is the type of thing that typically puts radical atheist activists up in arms, with billboards and lawsuits aimed at removing any reminder of God and His Son from the public square.

But the atheists haven’t launched an attack—at least not yet. Instead, other antichrist spirits are rising up, demanding equal time to celebrate their religions. Indeed, Satanists and Hindus want Oklahoma to erect statues for their false gods.

“A Satanist group has petitioned to have its monument, with an interactive display for children, put up alongside the Ten Commandments. And this week, the Hindu organization applied to have a monkey god statue placed on the Capitol grounds,” Reuters reports. “Socially conservative Christian groups fought for years to have the Ten Commandments displayed at the statehouse, and the monument went up in 2012.”

Oklahoma City lawyer David Slane put it rightly when he told Reuters the legislature essentially opened a Pandora’s box. As it turns out, if the state refuses to allow Satanists, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists—and God knows who else—to erect monuments on the property, they are violating the Equal Protection Clause.

I’d say it’s ironic how Satan is using legalism to push his antichrist agenda in Oklahoma’s government, but it’s more strategic than ironic. Oklahoma’s governing officials argue that they live in a largely Christian state with values and ideals that differ from Satanists. And that’s just why the antichrist spirits are circling. You won’t find antichrist spirits where Christ isn’t being preached, as the goal of the antichrist spirit is to replace Jesus, not merely have a statue next to His.

The antichrist spirit is rapidly rising in this hour, and you can expect to see more manifestations in the months and years ahead. The apostle John warned of this in his first epistle, noting, “Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour” (1 John 2:18).

And again, “Every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world” (1 John 4:3). And again, “For many deceivers have gone out into the world who do not confess Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist” (2 John 1:7).

Before the Antichrist, Satan, comes on the scene, we will see more and more antichrist spirits rising to push Jesus out of the mainstream. Like John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus’ first coming, these demonic forerunners have been voices crying in the wilderness for years, preparing the way for Satan himself with deceiving agendas that target the confused, hurt and lost.

Indeed, the antichrist agenda will become bolder, and it will grow darker in the days again. But like I said last week, despite the doom and gloom, Jesus is still Lord. Our job is to let our light shine, speak the truth of the gospel in love, and keep our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, so that we can rescue people from the kingdom of darkness and escape the prophesied great falling awayamong the saints.


Jennifer LeClaire is news editor at Charisma. She is also the author of several books, including The Spiritual Warrior’s Guide to Defeating Jezebel. You can email Jennifer at or visit her website here. You can also join Jennifer on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.

Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case Back to Texas Court.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday returned a closely watched case on the affirmative action admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin to a lower court, thereby avoiding a major ruling on the issue.


The court, on a 7-1 vote, with Justice Elena Kagan recused, said an appeals court did not apply the correct standard in deciding whether the Texas policy violated the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection by giving preferences to racial minorities in its admissions process.



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Alan Dershowitz: Gay Rights Are ‘Unstoppable’.

Famed civil-liberties attorney Alan Dershowitz says no matter what the U.S. Supreme Court decides on the issue of same-sex marriage, the rights of gays and lesbians across the country can no longer be held back.

“The arguments made yesterday and today don’t matter very much. The trend toward equality for gays is unstoppable; it’s going to happen,’’ Dershowitz told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.’’

“The law has to change with the times, it has to recognize the reality that different attitudes . . . change what the Equal Protection Clause means.’’

Dershowitz, a veteran law professor at Harvard University, said he predicts the Supreme Court will strike down the Defense of Marriage Act without even mentioning gays.

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“They’ll do that on federalism grounds. They’ll say — and conservatives might join in here — they’ll say, where does the federal government come off deciding what constitutes marriage?’’ Dershowitz said.

“Marriage has always been left to the states. The framers of the Constitution would be rolling over in their graves . . . that there was a federal statute regulating marriage? That’s absurd. So that will be struck down.’’

He said he see many states “joining what looks like a trend toward allowing either gay marriage or gay civil union or some form of equality — and the Supreme Court decision will be a footnote in history.’’

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By Bill Hoffmann

Military in Ohio May Not Get Presidential Vote.

U.S. Army soldier

Will Ohio military have a voice in the 2012 presidential election? Perhaps not, if the Obama administration has its way.

On behalf of more than 100,000 Americans, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) is fighting to protect the military’s opportunity to vote in Ohio. In an amicus brief filed on Tuesday, the ACLJ urged the U.S. Court of Appeals to reverse the lower court’s decision prohibiting additional voting days for members of the U.S. Armed Forces in the state of Ohio. ACLJ attorneys are also asking the court to vacate the preliminary injunction filed as well.

The Obama administration filed a federal lawsuit challenging this state-enacted measure, granting members of the military three extra days to vote early before Election Day. A federal district court agreed with the administration and ordered a preliminary injunction that could prevent many members of the armed forces in Ohio from being able to vote.

“Members of the U.S. military make tremendous sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms here and abroad. The fact is, the Ohio law that accommodates the uncertainty that comes with serving in the U.S. military simply gives our service men and women a few extra days to exercise their right to vote,” says Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ.

“The Ohio measure is certainly reasonable and is fully consistent with the U.S. Constitution. The Obama administration’s challenge is legally flawed and we urge the appeals court to reject the lower court decision and take the appropriate action to permit members of U.S. Armed Forces to participate fully in the electoral process.”

In the brief, the ACLJ argues that the Constitution, including the Equal Protection Clause, allows governments to recognize the reality that members of our armed forces and their families make tremendous sacrifices that other Americans do not.

According to ACLJ attorneys, “The reality is that members of the armed services and their spouses and dependents often have, in practical terms, a much smaller window of time than other Ohioans to exercise their right to vote due to the rigors of military life.”



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