Joe produced the DVD series, “They Sold Their Soul for Rock and Roll,” “The Submerging Church,” and most recently, “Left Behind or Led Astray?” which examines the origins of the secret pre-tribulation rapture.
Pastor Joe’s blog: Cup of Joe
What will it take for us to heed the sings of the times and the frequent warnings God seems to be sending? Depravity, disasters, destruction… why do we seem to live as if nothing eternal were at stake? Are we claiming to love Jesus while living just like the world and for the things of this world?
For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not become partners with them; 8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. Ephesians 5:5-11
This is key: how can we expose the works of darkness when we are allowing its influence in our lives?
The principle works for both good things as well as evil: we reap what we sow. Seeds planted by the enemy and his followers countless decades ago are now being harvested in American culture and worldwide – and they have produced unimaginable debauchery and cultural decay. The problem is, too many Christians have chosen to look the other way as immorality spreads like an infectious disease.
Monday on this program we discussed the importance of discipline, priorities, and the godly use of our time. Are we sowing to our flesh and conforming to this world in the personal, family, spiritual, social, and entertainment choices we make? Our purpose as Christians is to be God’s messengers and live for Christ, so how are we using the time He has given us?
Galatians 6:7-8 says: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”
Today we get to catch up with Pastor Joe Schimmel of Good Fight Ministries and Blessed Hope Chapel in Simi Valley, California. He produced the DVD series, “They Sold Their Soul for Rock and Roll,” Hollywood Unmasked, “The Submerging Church,” “Left Behind or Led Astray?” and many other highly recommended resources.
We discuss in depth his extensive and important article on the dark influence of the occult in popular liberal elites such as Lady Gaga, Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and Beyonce and many others.
On the day of the 2016 presidential election The UK’s The Sun headline read:
“‘SHE LOOKS LIKE A FUTURISTIC NAZI’: Outrage as Lady Gaga’s bizarre costume at Clinton rally is likened to a Nazi uniform.”
The article also noted: “POP icon Lady Gaga has been slammed for her bizarre outfit while speaking at a Hillary Clinton rally, as social media users likened it to a Nazi uniform.”
What The Sun did not point out is Gaga’s past love for Nazi uniforms and her love for David Bowie, whom she often emulates with her costumes. Bowie shocked the public more than once by using Nazi symbolism glorifying the National Socialists (NAZI) Party, which was responsible for the death of over fifty million people, including the systematic murder of six million Jews.
It is interesting that Gaga’s militant uniform was worn to Hillary’s political rally, as Gaga sought to get more Hillary youth to join her socialistic movement. A movement that may not champion the murder of six million Jews, but does champion the “right” to murder what has become nearly 60 million innocent babies in their mother’s womb via abortion.
Lady Gaga is just one of the modern American pawns being used to promote such lifestyles to millions of impressionable youth. Apparently, like the Beatles before her, with her Nazi-like military uniform on at Hillary’s pre-election day rally, she sees herself as part of the Crowleyan army, prompting the new aeon of perversity in the name of “freedom.”
We must pray for God to reach the hearts of the deceived and influential deceivers in Hollywood, government, education, and media.
The connection pastor Schimmel makes is important: people like Lady Gaga are hugely influential – even among Christian youth – and if she admits to being influenced by spirits and glorifying Satan through her music, why wouldn’t more people warn others about her? Shouldn’t things like this cause alarm, particularly among Christian parents?
Times are dark and the enemy is advancing. It is up to us to sound the alarm, speak the truth, and raise awareness.
Jesus Christ is the only answer to the problems of this world and our only remedy for sin. In a hostile culture becoming more intolerant of truth as well as true Christians, we must dig in deeper to God’s Word and prayer in order to be effective witnesses and better laborers for His kingdom.