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In a recent prophetic dream, Pastor and MorningStar Ministries CEO Chris Reed says he saw that America is headed for tumultuous times in its future, perhaps to the point where many of the 50 united states will secede from the union before the country is redeemed and renewed.
"I believe we are coming upon a perfect storm as we see these events unfolding in the world," Reed says. "I don't believe America will be exempt from this. We really need to be in prayer and preparation and warn people around us. Although this will turn out to be successful, there are going to be some bumpy roads ahead. I think more than ever we need to have a prophetic perspective of current events around us.
"I had one of the most vivid, detailed dreams I've ever had that I believe is from the Lord regarding unfolding events from this point forward," he adds. "It's something we really need to take heed as a warning to prepare.
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Bucha, Ukraine, was a thriving middle-class suburb of Kyiv with young families, new houses and green lawns until the Russian army transformed it into a post-apocalyptic landscape of gangland-style executions, mass graves and bodies strewn in the streets.
Agence France-Presse reported Saturday that, in the wake of the Russian retreat from the Kyiv region, its journalists saw "at least 20 bodies on a single street" in Bucha. All of the corpses were in civilian clothes, the agency reported.
The video at this link details some of the horrors discovered there (Warning: Extreme graphic content. Viewer discretion advised.)
Denzel Washington is speaking out about the widely publicized encounter where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock during the Oscars on March 27.
The 67-year-old actor and others like actor Tyler Perry were seen approaching Smith and providing comfort in the wake of the stunning act of violence that shocked Hollywood and viewers.
As CBN's Faithwire reported, the unfortunate moment unfolded after Rock joked about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has a shaved head due to struggles with alopecia. "Jada, I love you," Rock said on the stage. "GI Jane 2, can't wait to see you."
For those who have watched Fox News over the years, it is no surprise that they announced the hiring of Bruce "Caitlyn" Jenner with great fanfare and hype. In the words of CEO Suzanne Scott, "Caitlyn's story is an inspiration to us all. She is a trailblazer in the LGBTQ-plus community and her illustrious career spans a variety of fields that will be a tremendous asset for our audience."
Perhaps these words could be used as an epitaph on Fox's legacy? Mark the day carefully.
All the talking points are in order in Scott's short, effusive statement: Jenner's transition from Bruce to Caitlyn is "an inspiration to us all." This famous biological male is "she." And LGBTQ-plus activism is something to celebrate. You go, girl!
I had a vision of spiders crawling out of Russia and into Europe. This was a startling vision. The spiders I saw were gigantic and fast moving.
As Europe moves closer and closer to the edge of war, some intercessors are growing weary while others are growing bolder. Some are just waking up.
It's only the hand of God that's holding back Russia's massive army from completely annihilating Ukraine. Although we're seeing terror unfold before our eyes, God never promised there wouldn't be lives lost if we prayed. God charged us to pray without ceasing. And many are.
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