Turning Storms into Sunshine

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, December 26, 2022, and this is Episode #40 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Turning Storms into Sunshine”.

If you are like most people, you are going through a storm in your life. Whether that storm be physical, financial, or relational, it is no fun to find yourself in the middle of it.

But, take heart! Jesus Christ has a way of turning our storms into sunshine.

Yes, you heard that right. No storm lasts forever. After your storm, the sun will shine again. But only if you are in Christ.

Let’s take a look at storms to learn more about their why, when, and wherefore.

First, what is a storm? A storm is a disruption in the calm of our lives. A shaking out of the peaceful. A disturbance of our equilibrium. A storm rattles, shakes, annoys, and, if severe, arouses great fear. 

The Why. Why does God allow storms in our lives? The purpose of storms is to point us to Jesus. When things are going smoothly, we don’t think of our need for God. We think we can handle things pretty well on our own. But when a storm arises and our solutions produce no results, we realize that we need the help of Someone bigger than ourselves. And so, we usually turn to God.

The When. When does God allow storms in our lives? He allows them when we need them. When we are heading in the dangerous direction of pride, arrogance, and self-sufficiency, He will allow a storm. God wants to keep us from falling into complacency, that dangerous state in which we think that we’ve got everything under control. He wants us to understand that, in reality, He alone is in control of our lives.

The What. What storms does God allow in our lives? He allows those storms that will make us more like Jesus. Every person experiences different storms. Each storm is custom-designed for that individual person. God knows exactly what we need to conform us to His image. And so He allows those customized storms that will best get the job done. 

When a storm comes, what should we do? Here are three simple positions to take in order to ride out a storm:

1. PRAY.  When a storm strikes, the first thing we should do is pray. We should ask God for strategy in riding out the storm. Sometimes He will deliver us immediately from the storm. Most of the time, however, He will allow us to go through it. But He will always weather the storm with us. Just as He remained in the boat with His disciples during the storm, so will He remain in the boat with us as we sail through our storm.

2. TRUST. When a storm hits, we need to trust that Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us. Remember. He is allowing the storm to make us strong. Just as muscles do not develop without resistance, neither does character develop without resistance. The storms of life provide the resistance necessary to build character.

3. REJOICE. Yes, you heard me right. Rejoice in the midst of the storm. Rejoicing is an act of faith. It shows God that we fully believe He will get us through the storm. Rejoicing also minimizes the storm in that the devil backs off when we rejoice and worship God.

For those who are in Christ, storms are blessings in disguise. But for those who do not know Christ, storms can be devastating. If you have not yet received Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, then you face the ultimate, unending storm of hell. Without Jesus, you have no recourse in the midst of a storm, especially the eternal storm of hell.

I urge you to accept Jesus Christ now in order to avoid that worst of all storms—eternal damnation in hell. That storm is one that will never end.

When you accept Christ as your Savior and Lord, you will experience an eternity free of every storm. So, pray this simple prayer with me now:

Lord Jesus, I acknowledge and admit that I am a sinner. I have sinned against You and I now choose to repent. I ask You to forgive me of my sin. Cleanse me of all unrighteousness. I receive You now as my Savior and my Lord. Make of me what You created me to be. Amen.

If you have acknowledged that you are a sinner, repented of your sin, and received Jesus as your Savior and Lord, you are now a born-again child of God. Write to me at info@maryanndiorio.com and request my free e-booklet titled After You’re Born Again. It will help you get started in your exciting life journey with Jesus.

Before you leave, please check out my new featured books for this season: The Captain and Mrs. Vye, my latest novel, A Christmas Homecoming, my popular Christmas novella, and Miracle at Madville, my latest children’s storybook.

The Captain and Mrs. Vye is the story of a middle-aged, childless widow who discovers that her late husband has left her destitute.

A Christmas Homecoming is the story of a mother whose teenage daughter goes missing. The mother faces losing her mind, her family, and her faith.

Miracle at Madville is the story of an angry young princess who discovers the greatest weapon of all.

All three books make great all-occasions gifts for the readers in your life and are available on Amazon. Links are included at the end of this blogpost and podcast and in the show notes.

THE CAPTAIN AND MRS. VYE
A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING
MIRACLE AT MADVILLE

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Until next time, I wish you a Happy New Year filled with God’s blessings. Remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!

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Featured Books for the Christmas Season:



Get your copy of A Christmas Homecoming! One reader called it “a cup of hot cocoa for the heart.”
SUMMARY: When Sonia Pettit’s teenage daughter goes missing, Sonia faces losing her mind, her family, and her faith.

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NEW RELEASE: The Captain and Mrs. Vye by MaryAnn Diorio – A Novel

A middle-aged, childless widow discovers that her late husband has left her destitute.

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New Release: Miracle at Madville: A Storybook for Children

An angry young princess discovers the greatest weapon of all.

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Collision Course to Catastrophe

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, December 19, 2022, and this is Episode #39 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Collision Course to Catastrophe.”

The world is on a collision course with catastrophe. And the crash is in sight. 

Those of us who study the Bible know full well what is happening, but most of the world is clueless. Yet, this very cluelessness is a ploy of Satan to derail and destroy.  If he can keep people unaware and distracted, he will have won a victory over them.

Don’t you be one of Satan’s casualties! Read the Bible. Find out the truth about what is happening in our world and how it will affect you not only while you are here on earth but, more importantly, after you leave this earth.

Let’s take a look at five significant events of the past year and how they are already affecting you:

1) The rise of the World Economic Forum, or WEF.  Founded and headed by Klaus Schwab, and greatly influenced by trans-humanist proponent Yuval Noah Harari, the World Economic Forum is one of the most dangerous—if not the most dangerous—organizations to infiltrate the world in recent years. Their grand scheme to take over the world is outlined in the Bible, in the Book of Revelation, chapter 13. Read it. Schwab, Harari, and their globalist cohorts are ushering in what the Bible calls the “Beast System” which will be headed up by the AntiChrist, none other than Satan himself personified. Already we are seeing signs of this beast system falling into place. 

2) The increasing acceptance of government intrusion in our lives in the name of safety and security. Covid sealed this acceptance as the world allowed itself to be subjugated by lockdowns, masks—or should I say, muzzles—and mandates. Now we bow ourselves before whatever the government says. We blindly place our trust in the government to take care of our health and, very soon, our money. With this attitude already in place, it will be only a skip and a jump for the world to place its trust in the AntiChrist.

3) The rapid move toward digital currency and a central digital banking system known as CBDC. Have you been to a store or restaurant lately where you were told they did not accept cash? Have you been to a store or restaurant lately that told you they had no change? If not, you will be soon. All of this is leading to a cashless society in which your money will be controlled by the AntiChrist. Whether you can spend your own money will be determined by your religious, political, and social beliefs. If they conform with the New World Order, you will be able to buy pretty much what you want. If they don’t, you won’t. Citizens of this New World Order will be given social credit scores based on their carbon footprint, their compliance with vaccine mandates, and their social and religious viewpoints. The credit score will determine what they can buy or sell, if they can travel, and where they can travel.

4) The rise of anti-Semitism and persecution against Christians. Jews and Christians are called “people of the Book”, the “Book” being the Holy Bible. The Bible is the Word of God, so it is really God Who is under assault here. Satan hates God and has always wanted to be God. He still wants to be God and is waging an all-out war to attain that position that belongs only to the one, true God. One day, Satan will be cast into the lake of fire, but until then, he roams the earth, seeking to devour all those who profess belief in the Holy Bible and in the one true God.

5) The growing deception and delusion throughout the world as people call good evil, and evil good.  In Isaiah 5: 20, the prophet warned : “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” This is exactly what we see happening today. People are calling good evil and evil good. Delusion causes people to think illogically. God warned that if people turned from Him, He would turn them over to minds that can no longer think straight. We read in Romans 1: 28: “. . . since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, He gave them up to a depraved mind.”

These are only a few of the major indicators that we are fast approaching the seven-year period in human history known as the Tribulation. The Bible describes these signs as “birth pains” (Matthew 24: 8) which only increase in intensity as the birth of the child approaches. We are fast approaching the birth of the Kingdom of God. But first, the world must suffer great and unspeakable judgment for its rebellion against Him. 

So, if you think we are going back to normal, I’m sorry, my friend, but you are sadly mistaken. We will never go back to normal. We are moving toward a “new normal”, as the globalists call it, “a New World Order” that will be ruled by the AntiChrist and the most horrific dictatorship the world has ever witnessed. You don’t want to be here for that.

But, how can you escape it?

By believing in the only One Who can save you from it, Jesus the Christ.

Jesus alone can keep you from the wrath to come. Jesus alone can rescue you from the tribulation that is about to take place. Jesus alone is the way to be saved.  If you are looking for someone else or something else to save you–whether that someone else be a political figure, a false religion like Buddhism, Hinduism, or Islam–you are looking in the wrong place!

Jesus Christ said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” Jesus Christ is the only Savior. Unless you believe in Him and receive Him into your life, you will not be saved, Plain and simple. 

So, why not trust Jesus to save you? You can do so now by taking the following three steps:

1. Acknowledge before God that you are a sinner. The Bible says that all of us have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Every single one of us needs a Savior, so acknowledge and admit your sin.

2. Repent of your sin. This means turn away from it and go in the opposite direction, changing not only your conduct but also your way of thinking. 

3. Receive Jesus into your heart by asking Him to come in. The Bible says “To as many as received Him, He gave the power to become the children of God.” (John 1: 12).

So do these three things now. Acknowledge that you are a sinner. Repent of your sin, and invite Jesus into your heart. When you do, you will be filled with deep peace, and you will be born again. God will give you a new spirit. And not only will you escape the soon-coming Tribulation, but you will also spend eternity with God in Heaven.

If you have acknowledged that you are a sinner, repented of your sin, and received Jesus as your Savior and Lord, then write to me at info@maryanndiorio.com and request my free e-booklet titled After You’re Born Again. It will help you get started in your exciting life journey with Jesus.

Before you leave, please check out my new featured books for this Christmas season: The Captain and Mrs. Vye, my latest novel, A Christmas Homecoming, my popular Christmas novella, and Miracle at Madville, my latest children’s storybook.

The Captain and Mrs. Vye is the story of a middle-aged, childless widow who discovers that her late husband has left her destitute.

A Christmas Homecoming is the story of a mother whose teenage daughter goes missing. The poor mother faces losing her mind, her family, and her faith.

Miracle at Madville is the story of an angry young princess who discovers the greatest weapon of all.

All three books would make great Christmas gifts for the readers in your life and are available on Amazon. Links are included at the end of this blogpost and podcast and in the show notes.

THE CAPTAIN AND MRS. VYE
A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING
MIRACLE AT MADVILLE

Please help me spread the Gospel by sharing this blog post and podcast with people you know and by subscribing to both the blog and the podcast at the links below:

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Finally, if this podcast has helped you in any way, please consider supporting it by becoming one of my valued patrons. Just go to patreon.com/winningwiththeword to join my wonderful team. Patrons receive numerous benefits in appreciation for their support. 

Until next time, I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!

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Featured Books for the Christmas Season:



Get your copy of A Christmas Homecoming! One reader called it “a cup of hot cocoa for the heart.”
SUMMARY: When Sonia Pettit’s teenage daughter goes missing, Sonia faces losing her mind, her family, and her faith.

CLICK HERE to get your copy now.

 
 
 

NEW RELEASE: The Captain and Mrs. Vye by MaryAnn Diorio – A Novel

A middle-aged, childless widow discovers that her late husband has left her destitute.

CLICK HERE to get your copy now.

 

New Release: Miracle at Madville: A Storybook for Children

An angry young princess discovers the greatest weapon of all.

CLICK HERE to get your copy now.

 

 

 

 

To subscribe to Winning with the Word, click here.
To subscribe to my Author Newsletter, click here.
To subscribe to The Reader Connection, click here.

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Copyright 2000-2022 by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio. All Rights Reserved. This article may not be published or printed in any form whatsoever without the written permission of Dr. MaryAnn Diorio. You may contact her at info@maryanndiorio.com to request permission.

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Are You Stuck in a Stronghold?

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

WINNING WITH THE WORD

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, December 12, 2022, and this is Episode #38 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Are You Stuck in a Stronghold?”

Recently, I listened to a wonderful podcast by my friend Dr. Pam Morrison titled “How Do I Break Free of Spiritual Strongholds in My Life?”. Her post inspired me to deal with the same subject in this week’s post and podcast because a lot of us have struggled or are still struggling with spiritual strongholds. 

What is a stronghold?

Noah Webster in his original 1828 Dictionary defines a stronghold as “a fortified place; a place of security and safety.” In ancient times, strongholds were built to protect cities and towns from their enemies. These strongholds were usually very high fortresses with thick walls to keep the enemy out.

While this was a positive type of stronghold and is often mentioned in the Bible as such, the Bible also refers to a type of stronghold that is negative. This type of stronghold is spiritually rooted and has control over a person’s behavior. It has become a bad habit in a person’s life, a habit he can’t seem to overcome. Why? Because this kind of stronghold is actually an infiltration of a demonic spirit. 

How Strongholds Are Established

Strongholds are established in our lives in many ways. Their foundations are often built in our lives during infancy and childhood, and even before then in our mother’s womb, when we are the most vulnerable. Through the sin of our parents, or through traumatic experiences we endure, demonic spirits enter our souls and begin establishing their strongholds there. These could be strongholds of fear, worry, anxiety, depression, rejection, insecurity, inferiority, and a host of other types of demonic activity.

Strongholds are usually very deep-seated and often difficult to recognize. Only by the power of the Holy Spirit can we become aware of them. The good news is that they can be torn down by the power of Jesus Christ.

Other ways in which the enemy builds strongholds in our lives are the following:

1. We give in to temptation. For example, we are tempted to take a single drink of liquor, or a single whiff of weed, or a single pint of ice cream, or a single time of sex. But what happens? That single time—the time that was supposed to happen only once–becomes a second time and a third time and a fourth time, and so on—until it becomes entrenched in our psyche and becomes a habit. A habit in which we feel trapped and from which we cannot seem to escape.

This is the subtle way the devil makes inroads into our souls. He whispers, “One time won’t hurt.” And we agree. And then we get hooked and fall into his trap of deception.

2. We want instant gratification. We want what we want, and we want it now! We don’t think of the long-term consequences of what we do now. Years ago, I had a wonderful pastor who would continually remind his flock to think long-term. He would say, “Before you decide to do something or not to do it, ask yourself how you will feel in five years, ten years, twenty years.” Sound advice we need to keep in mind.

3. We think that we are powerless over temptation. But the truth is that we who are born again have the grace of God available to us at every moment. He promises us in His Word that He will always make a way for us to escape the temptation.  In 1 Corinthians 10: 13, the Bible says, “The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”

4. We don’t realize that a temptation is actually an enticement to satisfy a need in the wrong way. For example, we are tempted to overeat because we need comfort about a stressful situation. We even call the food we eat too much of comfort food. We may use drugs or alcohol to escape a painful situation, like a marriage problem, a health challenge, or a broken relationship. We may engage in illicit sex to satisfy a need to be loved. Regardless of the reason, the problem is that we are looking to someone or something other than God to meet our need. And this is idolatry–putting someone or something above God. God alone can meet our every need. No human being can satisfy us the way only God can.

5. We use natural weapons to fight supernatural problems. While natural problems can be handled naturally, supernatural problems must be handled supernaturally; i.e., spiritually. As Scripture tells us in 2 Corinthians 10: 4: “We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.”

Since strongholds are spiritual in nature, they must be handled with the spiritual weapons God has given us. Those weapons are found in Ephesians 6: 11-18:

“Put on the full armor of God, so that you can make your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world’s darkness, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore take up the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you will be able to stand your ground, and having done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness arrayed, and with your feet fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Pray in the Spirit at all times, with every kind of prayer and petition. To this end, stay alert with all perseverance in your prayers for all the saints.”

Let’s parse this passage to determine how we can tear down strongholds in our lives.

1. We need to put on the whole armor of God. The whole armor of God consists of the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit. Each piece of armor is a spiritual, supernatural weapon with which to resist the temptations of the enemy.

2. We need to saturate our minds and hearts with the Word of God and hide the Word in our hearts. Psalm 119: 11 says this: “I have hidden Your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” How do we hide God’s Word in our heart? By reading it, studying it, memorizing it, and meditating on it.

3. We need to assemble regularly with fellow Christ-Followers who will hold us accountable and encourage us in our walk with Jesus. It is extremely important to surround ourselves with like-minded people who will be a good influence on us and help keep us on the straight and narrow. Remember this: We will become like the people we hang around with. Are you hanging around with Godly people? If not, find yourself some Godly friends.

4. We must pray without ceasing. Prayer keeps us focused on Jesus and on eternal things. Prayer helps to strengthen our resolve to obey Christ. Prayer keeps us in continual communication with our Heavenly Father.

5. Monitor your every thought. Satan bombards us all day long with thoughts that are contrary to God’s Word. We must pay attention to what we are thinking so that we can determine if a particular thought will lead us closer to Jesus or away from Him. Scripture has much to say to us about our thought life. Here are some key verses:

2 Corinthians 10: 5 NIV: “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

Philippians 4: 8 NIV: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

Demonic strongholds will keep us from experiencing the fullness of what God has for us. We need to repent of them and get rid of them. But the only way we can get rid of them is through the power of Jesus Christ. And the only way we can have access to His power is by being born again and becoming a child of God. 

Have you been born again? Have you received Jesus Christ as your Savor and Lord? If not, follow these three simple steps now:

1. Acknowledge before God that you are a sinner. The Bible says that all of us have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Every single one of us needs a Savior, so acknowledge and admit your sin.

2. Repent of your sin. This means turn away from it and go in the opposite direction, changing not only your conduct but also your way of thinking. 

3. Receive Jesus into your heart by asking Him to come in. The Bible says “To as many as received Him, He gave the power to become the children of God.”  (John 1: 12).

So do these three things now. Acknowledge that you are a sinner. Repent of your sin, and invite Jesus into your heart. When you do, you will be filled with deep peace and you will be born again. God will give you a new spirit. Then, write to me at info@maryanndiorio.com and request my free e-booklet titled After You’re Born Again. It will help you get started in your walk with Jesus.

Before you leave, please check out my new featured books for this Christmas season: The Captain and Mrs. Vye, my latest novel, A Christmas Homecoming, my popular Christmas novella, and Miracle at Madville, my latest children’s storybook.

The Captain and Mrs. Vye is the story of a middle-aged, childless widow who discovers that her late husband has left her destitute.

A Christmas Homecoming is the story of a mother whose teenage daughter goes missing, leaving the mother to face losing her mind, her family, and her faith.

Miracle at Madville is the story of an angry young princess who discovers the greatest weapon of all.

All three books would make great Christmas gifts for the readers in your life and are available on Amazon. Links are included at the end of the podcast and in the show notes.

THE CAPTAIN AND MRS. VYE
A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING
MIRACLE AT MADVILLE

Please help me spread the Gospel by sharing this blog post and podcast with people you know and by subscribing to both the blog and the podcast at the links below:

SUBSCRIBE TO WINNING WITH THE WORD BLOG AND PODCAST

SUBSCRIBE TO MY AUTHOR NEWSLETTER

Finally, if this podcast has helped you in any way, please consider supporting it by becoming one of my valued patrons. Just go to patreon.com/winningwiththeword to join my wonderful team. Patrons receive numerous benefits in appreciation for their support. 

Until next time, remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!

________________________________
Featured Books for the Christmas Season:



Get your copy of A Christmas Homecoming! One reader called it “a cup of hot cocoa for the heart.”
SUMMARY: When Sonia Pettit’s teenage daughter goes missing, Sonia faces losing her mind, her family, and her faith.

CLICK HERE to get your copy now.

 
 
 

NEW RELEASE: The Captain and Mrs. Vye by MaryAnn Diorio – A Novel

A middle-aged, childless widow discovers that her late husband has left her destitute.

CLICK HERE to get your copy now.

 

New Release: Miracle at Madville: A Storybook for Children

An angry young princess discovers the greatest weapon of all.

CLICK HERE to get your copy now.

 

 

 

 

To subscribe to Winning with the Word, click here.
To subscribe to my Author Newsletter, click here.
To subscribe to The Reader Connection, click here.

 

 

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Copyright 2000-2022 by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio. All Rights Reserved. This article may not be published or printed in any form whatsoever without the written permission of Dr. MaryAnn Diorio. You may contact her at info@maryanndiorio.com to request permission.

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The Three C’s of the World’s Final Destruction

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

WINNING WITH THE WORD

“Winning with the Word” is a weekly blog that will help you to be a winner in life by applying God’s principles for living the abundant life as found in the Bible, God’s manual for life.

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To subscribe to this blog, click here. 
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If this blog and podcast have blessed you, please encourage your family and friends to subscribe as well. Thank you!

Be sure to check out our Featured Book of the Week at the end of this post.

______________________________________

 

Do you prefer listening instead of reading? Then click below to listen to today’s blog post on podcast. 

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, November 28, 2022, and this is Episode #36 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “The Three C’s of the World’s Final Destruction”.

This week’s message is one that will require your full attention as it deals with a very serious topic that affects you and your loved ones. So, please listen with an open mind and an open heart, allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you into all truth. 

What I am about to explain may surprise you, shock you, or even scare you. But my purpose is not to scare you. My purpose is to prepare you for the extremely difficult times that lie ahead—maybe even before the end of this current year of 2022.

For the past two thousand years, we have been living in what is called the Age of God’s Grace. It has been a period of time in which God has shown mercy on the world and has withheld His judgment on the sin of man. But the Age of Grace is about to close, introducing the Age of God’s Wrath. The Age of God’s Wrath is that time period in history when God will no longer hold back His anger toward mankind’s sin but, instead, will unleash His full fury upon it. You don’t want to be here for that!

Why not?

Well, for one reason, God will show no mercy during His time of wrath, only punishment. For another reason, that punishment will be meted out through the severely dictatorial hand of the AntiChrist, Satan personified, who will rule the earth during the seven years of the Age of God’s Wrath.

Okay, Dr. MaryAnn, so, what specifically will happen during the Age of God’s Wrath, and how will if affect me?

Great question! Let me explain.  

The Bible tells us everything we need to know about what lies ahead, both for those who accept Christ as their Savior and Lord and for those who do not. These Bible predictions are called prophecies. Some of these prophecies foretell three key, big-ticket items that are currently taking over our world as I write this message. The big-ticket items have been called the three Cs of the end days and are Climate Change, Crypto-Currency, and Covid.

Let’s take a close look at each one.

1__CLIMATE CHANGE

You may have read that recently, Pope Francis led a delegation of world religious leaders to the COP27 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Egypt. While there, these world religious leaders went to the Mt. Sinai area to announce to the world the Ten Climate Change Commandments that would form the foundation of their New World Order. In other words, these Ten Climate Change Commandments are the foundational document of the one-world religion prophesied in the Bible and spearheaded by none other than Pope Francis. 

So, what are these Ten Commandments of Climate Change. Let me list them for you.

1. Think of future generations.
2. Embrace alternative energy sources.
3. Consider pollution’s effect on the poor.
4. Take the bus!
5. Be humble.
6. Don’t become a slave to your phone.
7. Don’t trade online relationships for real ones.
8. Turn off the lights, recycle, and don’t waste food.
9. Educate yourself.
10.Believe you can make a difference.

This blasphemous attempt to re-create the original Ten Commandments given by God to Moses—and without any mention whatsoever of the God Who rules our planet–and announced on this very mountain where the original Ten Commandments were given by God to Moses, form is a key sign that we have entered the last days before the return of Christ. Interestingly, a few months before this event in Egypt, the infamous and occult Georgia Guidestones were suddenly destroyed in the State of Georgia. The Georgia Guidestones listed ten commandments that were similar in many ways to the Ten Commandments of Climate Change introduced by the pope and his heretical cohorts. The commandments on the Georgia Guidestones read as follows. Note their similarity to the Ten Commandments of Climate Change.

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature. 
2. Guide reproduction wisely — improving fitness and diversity.
3. Unite humanity with a living new language.
4. Rule passion — faith — tradition — and all things with tempered reason.
5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6. Let all nations rule internally, resolving external disputes in a world court.
7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8. Balance personal rights with social duties.
9. Prize truth — beauty — love — seeking harmony with the infinite.
10. Be not a cancer on the Earth — Leave room for nature — Leave room for nature.

At first glance, many of the points in these documents sound really good. After all, who doesn’t want to prize truth and unite humanity? But that is the nature of deception. It sounds so good or looks so good–at first glance. But when we carefully examine these commandments, we see their grave danger. The grave danger lies in the fact that both sets of commandments worship the creation rather than the Creator. The New World Order has made the earth its god. This is nothing other than idolatry. 

Moreover, consider carefully the first commandment of the Georgia Guidestones: Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature. The world’s population recently reached eight billion people. The number eight billion is considerably greater than 500,000,000. So, in order for this commandment to be obeyed, 7,500,000,000 people would have to be killed. Interesting! So, how would these people be killed in order to eliminate them? We shall find out a little later in this message. 

Continuing with our exploration of the Climate Change Agenda, we learn that its goal is to monitor what is called the carbon footprint of every person. What is the carbon footprint? It is the total amount of carbon dioxide (including methane and nitrous oxide) that your daily activities generate. What daily activities? Activities like eating, driving your car, and heating your house.

So, how will the New World Order government monitor your carbon footprint? Easy. Through what is called a carbon score card or carbon credit card. This card will keep track of your carbon score by maintaining a running total of your carbon footprint usage and by restraining your usage based on your total score. If you exceed your allotted limit, you will no longer be permitted to engage in certain activities. 

For instance, if you use more than your heating allotment, you won’t be allowed to buy more gas or electric to heat your house. If you use more than your food allotment, you won’t be allowed to buy more food.

So, how is this credit score calculated? It is calculated based on your political, religious, and social views. Let’s say you want to eat meat twice a week. If you do, points will be deducted from your total carbon credit score card because the globalists don’t want you to eat meat. They want you to eat bugs. (In case you haven’t heard, insects are now being pushed as food for humans. Be sure you read the labels on everything you buy. Look for ingredients like “cricket flour.”  I am not joking. If you don’t believe me, read the article at the link at the end of this post titled “Packing Insects for a New Generation of Protein Snacks.”

The four main categories that will be measured to determine your carbon footprint score are: food, consumption, transportation, and household energy. You will be tracked in all of these areas. For example, 
__How much meat did you eat?
__How much gas did you use in your car?
__How much electricity and heat did you use in your home?
If you exceed the prescribed limits, you will be penalized by having a limit placed on your future consumption of these products and services.

Let’s move on to item #2:

2__CRYPTO CURRENCY

While the Climate Change agenda has as its goal the creation of a carbon footprint credit score—in other words, a score given to each person based on how well he obeys the ten commandments of climate change— the Crypto-Currency agenda has as its goal the total tracking of our financial transactions based on our religious, political, and social views. In other words, if we agree with the ideology of the New World Order, we will be allowed to buy and sell pretty much what we want. But if we don’t agree, the government will limit–or even block–our purchases. For example, based on our compliance with the government or lack thereof, we will be allotted a certain amount of gasoline to fuel our cars, a certain amount of electricity to light our homes, a certain amount of meat, if any, to include in our diets.

How will this financial surveillance and tracking take place? Through the use of blockchain technology.  Blockchain technology is, simply speaking, the means by which every single financial transaction a person makes will be tracked in a record-keeping system that stores your information in a digital block. The block is then attached to other digital blocks of data in the system, thus forming a train or chain of interconnected data blocks. This data can be easily tracked and surveilled with perfect accuracy. Blockchain technology will be used to verify every single financial transaction of every single person in the entire world. No one will escape its surveillance. The end goal of the Crypto-Currency agenda is to control the economy of the world and, in so doing, to control your personal finances.

So how will this affect you?

The tracking of your every financial transaction will work in sync with your carbon footprint score card and be recorded on something like a social credit score card. Everything you purchase will be evaluated in light of your political, religious, and social views. If your views align with the views of the globalist, new world order agenda, you will be allowed to purchase pretty much what you want. If they do not, you won’t.

So, let’s say you are opposed to abortion. Points will then be deducted from your social score card because of your position on abortion. Let’s say you are opposed to homosexuality. Points will be deducted because of your position on homosexuality. Let’s say you refuse to address people by their requested pronouns. Again, you will have a strike against your carbon credit score card. 

All of these strikes will diminish your ability to buy and sell.

This use of social credit and carbon footprint score cards will eventually lead to the mark of the beast without which, the Bible states, no one will be able to buy or sell.

Revelation 3: 16-17 NLT: “He [the AntiChrist] required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name.” 

This mark will be implanted in the hand or forehead of every person who chooses to take it. It will signify that those who take it worship the AntiChrist. Those who refuse to take the mark will be beheaded by the AntiChrist. 

The mark of the beast will be some sort of insertion into the body–whether by injection or some form of tattoo—of a substance that will alter your DNA and transform you into a new species of being. You have have heard the term “trans-humanism” being bounced around lately. Well, the mark of the beast will turn all those who take it into trans-humans—beings who are part human and part satanic. As such, they will no longer be capable of being redeemed and, as a consequence of their altered DNA, they will be doomed to hell. Why? Because Jesus came as a human to redeem humans, not trans-humans. 

This is the reason that the Bible says this in Revelation 14: 9 of those who take the mark of the beast:

“Then a third angel followed them, shouting, ‘Anyone who worships the beast and his statue or who accepts his mark on the forehead or on the hand must drink the wine of God’s anger. It has been poured full strength into God’s cup of wrath. And they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the Lamb.”

Well, my friend, are you shaken up yet?  We have one more item to go. Number three is COVID.

3__COVID.

The COVID Agenda is the unifying factor among the three agendas of CLIMATE CHANGE, CRYPTO-CURRENCY, and COVID. The reason that the COVID Agenda is the unifying factor among all three agendas is that the COVID Agenda prepared the way for the other two.

The COVID Agenda is the biggest deception ever perpetrated upon human history. It is a globalist plan—engendered decades, if not centuries ago—to destroy the human race. I mentioned earlier that one of the Georgia Guidelines called for reducing the world population to 500,000,000. One of the chief ways the New World Order has attempted to do this is through the Covid vaccine. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people have died from taking this vaccine. Evidence is increasingly emerging that the vaccine affects the heart, causing sudden heart attacks and myocarditis. Why the spike in heart-related deaths among people in their thirties and forties? There is something sinister going on, my friend, and we who follow Christ know what it is. It is the encroachment of the beast system over the entire world, leading to the rise of the AntiChrist and the Great Tribulation.

You see, ever since the plan of salvation was put into motion, Satan has tried to corrupt the human genome in order to prevent the birth of Christ and the preservation of His followers. The Bible tells us that in the days of Noah, humanity was corrupted by the fallen angels who had sexual relations with human women and created hybrid creatures called Nephilim. The DNA of these hybrid offspring—these Nephilim—was corrupted because of the demonic union of supernatural satanic beings with human women. This abominable creation of a hybrid being is the reason God destroyed the world by flood. The Messiah could not come through a lineage whose seed—in other words, whose DNA—was corrupted. Noah and his family were the only humans left on earth whose DNA had not been corrupted by the entrance of hybrid Satanic beings into their lineage. 

Today, Satan is still up to his old tricks. He is still trying to corrupt the human race by his attempts to create a hybrid creature–what the world calls today a trans-human. Those who take the mark of the beast will become trans-human and, therefore, will no longer be able to be saved. 

How will this corruption of humanity happen? It will very likely happen through a vaccine or an injection of a substance that alters one’s DNA.

Lest you think this is a conspiracy theory, let me warn you that the term “conspiracy theory” has been loosely tossed around in order to discredit those of us who are telling the truth. This careless use of the term conspiracy theory is designed to cast aspersions among truth-tellers who refuse to be moved by the New World Order agenda. The only real conspiracy going on is that instigated by Satan. It is his conspiracy to destroy humanity and to bring everyone to hell with him. In order to do that, he has to discredit Truth and all who speak it, in an attempt to make us look like fools who know nothing.

But Truth will always prevail over Deception.

So, let’s now take a look at the Covid deception and how this vaccine is being used to corrupt humanity.

While the Covid vaccine is not the mark of the beast, it will eventually evolve into the mark of the beast. In other words, the present Covid vaccine is the precursor of what will eventually be the mark of the beast. Why? Because the mark of the beast will inject or insert into the body a coded substance that will alter the God-ordained genetic code and transform it into something else that is no longer human.  Indeed, it is not absolutely certain that the current Covid vaccine does not do something similar, or is not, at least, paving the way for genetic modification. 

How does this work?

The COVID vaccine injects into the body a substance called mRNA. You have very likely heard the term mRNA in reference to the Covid vaccine. The “m” in the term mRNA stands for messenger. The messenger  takes the message coded in the RNA and transmits that message to the cells of the entire body.  In the case of the COVID vaccine, the message is: Body, you need to produce more proteins. The coded message in the RNA then begins helping the body to produce more proteins. But it may be producing abnormal proteins that can adversely affect the body. 

When the mark of the beast is actually implemented, it will insert into the person’s body a code that will alter that person’s genetic structure—that person’s DNA—thereby changing him from a human to a trans-human. A hybrid being. Since Jesus came as a human man to redeem only humans, this trans-human creature will no longer be able to be redeemed; that is, to be saved. Hence, he or she will go to hell and remain there forever. The Bible warns us that those who take the mark of the beast are doomed forever:

Revelation 14: 9 – “Then a third angel followed them, shouting, “Anyone who worships the beast and his statue or who accepts his mark on the forehead or on the hand must drink the wine of God’s anger. It has been poured full strength into God’s cup of wrath. And they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the Lamb. The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night, for they have worshiped the beast and his statue and have accepted the mark of his name.”

Revelation13: 16 – Also he compels all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead [signifying allegiance to the beast.

The COVID Agenda has as its goal the destruction of humanity. Remember the first commandment in the Georgia Guidelines—”Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature”?  Well, the COVID vaccine seems to be contributing to that goal. According to a recent analysis conducted for Health 202 by Cynthia Fox, Vice-President at Kaiser Family Foundation, 58% of Corona virus deaths in August 2022 were among people who were vaccinated or boosted. That is a very high percentage for a vaccine that supposedly prevents a disease.

One purpose of the COVID pandemic—or, as some of us prefer to call it, the COVID “plandemic” because we believe it was deliberately planned—was to condition humanity to allow itself to be controlled by a new world order government bent on subjugation. And fear was the motivator. 

Fear is diametrically opposed to freedom. Where there is fear, there is no freedom. Where there is freedom, there is no fear.

Ultimately, the globalist agenda with the mark of the beast will come into full effect through the merging of the three agendas: Climate Change, Crypto-Currencey, and Covid. Through the mark, the AntiChrist and his governmental forces will be able to control our activities, our money, and our health. The technology they have developed will employ a digital identification card (a digital ID) that will work through blockchain technology and will be implemented by means of a vaccine of which the Covid vaccine was the forerunner—in other words, through the injection of a DNA-altering substance into the human body that will work like a micro-computer in your physical body to track everything about you: your health, your financial status, and your social status. Already, people are getting the chip so that they can pay for purchases with merely a swipe of their hand over an electronic transaction device. 

The Bible tells us that in the last days before the return of Christ in the Rapture, things will be as they were in the days of Noah. What happened in the days of Noah? In the days of Noah, humanity had been genetically corrupted by sexual relations between the fallen angels and the women of that day. Human seed was merged with satanic seed, thereby creating hybrid creatures the Bible calls Nephilim. The reason that Noah and his family were spared is that they alone still possessed DNA that has not been altered and corrupted. 

When the Bible states that Noah was found to be righteous, it means that Noah’s DNA was still intact. It had not been corrupted. Everyone else’s DNA has been corrupted by the seed of the serpent that altered the seed of man. But Noah’s DNA was unaltered and pure.

There is so much more to the three C’s of the world’s final destruction. But let me conclude by saying this: All three Cs are in the process of merging. This is a sure sign that the Tribulation—the Age of God’s Wrath—is about to begin. The world stage has already been set up to receive the AntiChrist and his evil system. The day will soon be here when, in order to survive, one will need to abide by the AntiChrist’s agenda. That is, one will need to be climate-compliant, currency-compliant, and Covid-compliant. If one refuses to be compliant in any of these three areas, one will be executed.

Lest you think that what I am saying is not true, just look around you. Even now, any foreigner who travels to the United States must have been vaccinated with the Covid vaccine in order to enter our country. Soon, all international flights will require that one be vaccinated. And in the near future, it is highly likely that even those who fly domestically will have to take the vaccine or else they will not be permitted to fly. 

For those who think that things will return to normal, I hate to be the harbinger of bad news, but they won’t. So don’t get your hopes up. Just realize that all that is happening was foretold by Jesus Christ Himself. He is coming back soon for those who believe him and follow him. That’s the only thing you need to consider at this point in time. Do you know Jesus Christ? If not, you will have to go through the Tribulation and will very likely die during the Tribulation. If you accept Jesus Christ now as your Savior and Lord, you will not be left behind. He will remove you from the earth together with all of us who follow Him, and He will take us to Heaven to be with Him forever.

The choice is a no-brainer to me. What is it to you? Accept Jesus Christ now by doing these three things:

1. Acknowledge before God that you are a sinner.
2. Repent of your sin. This means turn away from it and go in the opposite direction. 
3. Receive Jesus into your heart by asking Him to come in.

Do these three things now. When you do, you will be filled with deep peace. Then write to me at info@maryanndiorio.com and request my free e-book titled After You’re Born Again. It will help you and get started in your walk with Jesus.

Before you leave, please check out my featured book of the week, The Italian Chronicles Trilogy, listed below. All three novels are available for only $9.69 for a limited time only on Amazon. The trilogy would make a great and inexpensive Christmas gift for the reader in your life.

Finally, if this podcast has helped you in any way, please consider supporting it by becoming one of my valued patrons. Just go to patreon.com/winningwiththeword to join my wonderful team. Patrons receive numerous benefits in appreciation for their support. 

Until next time, remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!
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Sources cited:
“Packing Insects for a New Generation of Protein Snacks”
https://thisismold.com/visual/packaging/packaging-insects-for-a-new-generation-of-protein-snacks

Other Resources:
https://www.jdfarag.org

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Where Is the World Headed?

by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

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Hello and Happy Day! This is Dr. MaryAnn Diorio, novelist and life coach, welcoming you to another episode of Winning with the Word. Today is Monday, November 21, 2022, and this is Episode #35 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Where Is the World Headed?”

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Anyone with any sense of decency left at all can see that the world around us has become a cesspool of sin and evil. Its stench reaches the nostrils of God, and His patience regarding sin will soon run out. When that happens, all hell will break loose. Literally.

Let’s take at look at Matthew 24: verses 3-4 and verses 10-12 that record Jesus’s warning:

“Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, ‘Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?’
Jesus told them, ‘Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘”I am the Messiah.” They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come. . . . And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold.””

The words of Jesus are being fulfilled before our very eyes. Let’s take a look:

1. Sin is rampant. Scripture says in Matthew 24: 12 that in the last days, “lawlessness will abound.” We are certainly seeing evidence of this in the riots in our streets, the looting in our stores, and the defunding of our police, resulting in little, if any, protection for our citizens.

2. Earthquakes and storms are increasing in intensity. More and more, when we listen to the news or the weather report, we hear words and phrases like unprecedentednever before in history, apocalyptic. Again, Matthew 24 comes to mind. Jesus warned us that there would be more and more earthquakes and famines before His return. Scripture never lies. We do well to take heed.

3. Food shortages. Here on the East Coast where I live, we are witnessing intermittent shortages of some foods. While the supplies are usually replenished, it is taking longer for some items to arrive because of the diesel fuel situation.

4. Relationship problems are off the chart. Lately, I have been receiving more and more prayers requests for reconciliation among family members. Relationships are based on trust and fueled by love. But Jesus warned us that in the last days, the love of many would grow cold. People are more rude than ever, cutting one another off in traffic and simply walking by people who are hurt on the street and need help. Gone are the days when one considered oneself his brother’s keeper. While there are still kind people in our world, the consensus now is me-centered, not other-centered.

5. Wars and rumors of war surround us. Every day we hear of one nation threatening annihilation to another, leaders fighting leaders, leaving the innocent citizens to suffer. According to the Bible, rumors of wars will turn into an actual war that will culminate in the Battle of Armageddon where Jesus Himself will return to destroy all those who have opposed Israel. That day is coming soon.

While all of the above is gloom and doom, it doesn’t have to end that way if you are born again—in other words, if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. You see, before the worst of this happens, He will remove from the earth all those who follow Him in a cataclysmic event known as the Rapture. You may be hearing more and more of the Rapture these days. All signs are pointing to its soon occurrence. Whatever you do, DO NOT MISS THE RAPTURE! If you do, you will endure the worst time in human history under the dictatorship of the AntiChrist.

How can you avoid being left behind? Simple. Receive Jesus Christ into your life as Your Savior and Lord. He is the only one who can save you. He said in John chapter 14, verse 6: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” There is no other way to be saved. Only Jesus Christ can save you.

So how can you receive Him? Here are three simple steps:

1. Acknowledge before God that you are a sinner.
2. Repent of your sin. This means turn away from it and go in the opposite direction. 
3. Receive Jesus into your heart by asking Him to come in.

Do these three things now. When you do, you will be filled with deep peace. Then write to me at info@maryanndiorio.com and request my free e-book titled After You’re Born Again. It will help you and get started in your walk with Jesus.

Before you leave, please check out my featured book of the week, The Italian Chronicles Trilogy, listed below. All three novels are available for only $9.69 for a limited time only on Amazon. The trilogy would make a great and inexpensive Christmas gift for the reader in your life.

Finally, if this podcast has helped you in any way, please consider supporting it by becoming one of my valued patrons. Just go to patreon.com/winningwiththeword to join my wonderful team. Patrons receive numerous benefits in appreciation for their support. 

Until next time, remember that God loves you just as you are and just where you are, and that He will help you to keep on Winning with the Word!
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