Interview on the End Times with Dr. Dominic Diorio

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, July 18, 2022, and this is Episode #29 of Series 2022. 

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Today I have a very special surprise for you. I’m so excited to welcome on this podcast this week my awesome husband Dr. Dominic Diorio.  Dr. Dom is a retired E.R. physician who, during his retirement, has become quite an expert on End Time Prophecy.  And today, we are going to discuss some of the topics related to the End Times.  Welcome, sweetheart, Dr. Dom!

Dr. Dom: 
Hey!  It’s great to be here for my very first podcast.  Uh-I’m a novice at this, so if my voice cracks, you’ll understand why.  I have to laugh every time MaryAnn introduces me as an “expert.”  I try to remind her that “expert” comes from two words: “ex” is an old has-been and a “spirt” is a drip under pressure.  So, every time she introduces me as an “expert”, we chuckle.

Dr. MaryAnn: 
So, get ready for some good humor and fun during this podcast. All right, let’s begin.  Our first question is “Where do you think we are on God’s timetable and why?”

Dr. Dom: 
That’s an interesting point.  I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this, a lot of reading and pondering, and it is my opinion that we are in the end of the times, we are in the end time. Uh-I read Genesis—Genesis chapter 6 verse 3–when God says He’s fed up with man – I’m paraphrasing. He’s fed up with mankind and He is going to give them 120 years.  I initially thought that that was before the flood because it took Noah maybe 100 or so years to build the arc, and I thought that that was what He was referring to.  But the more I think about that, God knew that after the flood Noah and  his family would survive and would go on to generate more people. So, the more I went to that in prayer, I think what God was saying, I’ve come to the conclusion that what God was saying was He was going to give man 120 Jubilee years.  And a Jubilee year is 50 years.  So, if God gave man 120 Jubilee years, that’s 120 times 50 or 6000.  And we are in the 6000th year since the creation.  So I believe that we are very close to the end times.

Dr. MaryAnn: 
Wonderful.  OK, next question. You know that today a lot of people are eschewing the validity of the Bible.  They are saying that the Bible is just an ancient book and that it really doesn’t have any more validity than that.  So let me ask you, why do you believe the Bible?

Dr. Dom: 
I believe the Bible is God’s book of instruction for life.  I believe that because in the Bible there have been approximately 2500 prophecies that are listed.  The Bible is a huge book of prophecy.  Of those 2500 prophecies, about 2000 of them have come to pass.  There is a whole list of Bible prophecies that have been realized so far.  Just to name a couple of them, in Micah chapter 5 verse 2, it states that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem and we all know that’s where Jesus was born.  Another interesting one is in the book of Zachariah chapter 11 verses 12-13 when Zachariah, who wrote this 500 years before the birth of Christ, he wrote that the Messiah would be betrayed for the price of a slave, which was about 30 pieces of silver and that this money would be used to buy a burial ground for the poor.  Well, we all know that Jesus, I mean Judas sold Jesus for 30 pieces of silver and when he returned it to the authorities they used it to buy a potter’s field which is a burial ground for the poor.

Dr. MaryAnn: 
It’s really amazing isn’t it how everything that the Bible has prophesied is coming to pass and that a lot of it has already come to pass exactly as it was prophesied.  And, interesting you know that the Bible was written by the Holy Spirit.  It is the inspired Word of God.  And He used men in different time periods to write down what He Himself, God Himself was saying. And these men didn’t know one another and they lived thousands of years apart and yet they do not contradict one another in any way because the Bible was written by God Himself and He used people to transcribe it.  All right – next question.  Why do you think we are in the end times?

Dr. Dom: 
Well, there are several reasons I firmly believe it.  One of the most important things that has happened in our lifetime happened on May 14, 1948.  That is the day that Ben Gurion, Prime Minister of Israel, declared Israel was a country.  Israel was born in one day.  And Scripture very clearly states that the generation that sees this happen will be the generation when all these things will happen.  We are that generation.  Now other reasons I believe we are in the last days, if you read Matthew chapter 24.  He talks about wars, rumors of wars, nation against nations, kingdom against kingdom.  The word for kingdom is “ethnos” and we get ethnos is ethnicity and we are seeing ethnicities against ethnicities today.  People against people.  Many will fall away, great apostasies will happen.  And we are seeing today apostasies that I have never seen in my entire life.  When we see churches that are ordaining transgenders, and churches that are accepting—that are accepting alternate life styles.  I think we should accept the people who live alternate life styles because we should love everyone, but we cannot condone their behavior.  But we are seeing that happen.  We are seeing love growing cold. We are seeing increasing in earthquakes.  It’s been estimated that in 1920 or since 1920 there has been a 3-4 times increase in the number of earthquakes that have happened.  There are three massive events that are going to happen in the not-too-distant future.  When you look at the Cascadia Subduction Zone off the coast of the northwest that is overdue, when you look at the Yellowstone Caldera that’s been acting up, when you look at the earthquakes that have been happening along the Madrid Fault line which is in the center of America.  And Scripture very clearly says that if you divide my land, I will divide your land.  And what that means – He didn’t say I will divide your people, He said “I will divide your land.”  Our people are being divided already, but the land is an earthquake.  I believe that’s going to happen if we continue to emphasize that Jerusalem has to be a two-state solution.

Dr. MaryAnn: 
You know that gives us serious reason to pause and to re-evaluate our lives and to ask ourselves “are we ready to meet the Lord when He returns?”  This is an exciting time in which to be alive because we are seeing the actual fulfillment of Bible prophecy before our eyes.  I often say that when I read the Bible and then read the headlines, it’s almost the same thing.  So tell us please, Dr. Dom, what specific prophecies do you see coming to pass?

Dr. Dom: 
Well, if you study what’s happening especially around Israel, Israel is God’s home.  Israel—the Bible states multiple times that God has chosen Jerusalem to be His land.  And when we try to say that Jerusalem is to be divided, we’re dividing God’s land.  I see multiple prophecies in the process of being fulfilled right now. 1.) Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog wars.  I see Russia cozying up to Iran, to Syria, to Turkey and recently has been making some very negative statements about Israel.  And we know that the Ezekiel 38 war is going to be an attack on Israel and an attack that only God will help Israel survive.  Globalism today – we are talking more and more about a world globalism how we should all come together.  It’s nice that we cooperate with each other, but we don’t want a one-world government, and we are seeing globalism taking effect.  Most recently, another thing I see happening is America is looking forward to converting to a digital currency. And a digital currency is what the Antichrist is going to be using in the end times during the tribulation when he can control what  you buy or sell.  I always wondered how he was going to control what you buy or sell but when they do away with paper money, when they do away with the currency that we are currently using and converting everybody to a digital currency, that can be controlled by one person.  With a digital currency one person can say you can only buy so much groceries, you can only buy so much fuel, you can only go certain places, because they will control how and where you spend your money.  Umm – there has been a significant decline in America, and when you read Revelation, America is not mentioned.  America is nowhere mentioned in Revelation.  In 2017, there was a solar eclipse over the United States.  It was well-known, it was a fascinating event, in fact.  That eclipse is going to be repeated in 2024 and what’s interesting, I want you to notice the time difference between 2017 and 2024.  It’s a seven-year period of time!  And I think that’s fascinating! OK?  The second solar eclipse is going to come from the south to the north – southwest to northeast. And when you superimpose it over the first solar eclipse it creates a big “X” over the United States of America.  And the cross point of that “X” is right over the Madrid Fault Line, and if I’m not mistaken, it is also over a city called New Egypt, so I wonder if God is telling us that, you know when you are writing on a paper and you want to cross something out, you put an X over it.  And I really wonder if God is telling us that He is putting an “X” over the United States of America.  Another thing that I believe that I see coming to pass is the Shemitah Cycles. And that is something I think you should look into.  The Shemitah Cycle is a 7 year period of time when, at the end of the7 years everything is given up, everything is forgiven and we are in the end of a Shemitah Cycle and the next Shemitah Cycle is going to be a Jubilee year and all this I think plays into what’s happening.  The next Shemitah Cycle is going to be the 11th Shemitah Cycle since 1948 and 11 is the number of judgment.  That’s another reason that I see prophecies coming to pass.  Another one is the upcoming Great Reset which is being publicized by the World Economic Forum.  And lastly, a prophecy coming to pass is the getting ready for the Temple to be rebuilt and the Temple has to be rebuilt for the Tribulation.

Dr. MaryAnn: 
You know, honey, you make some really great points here.  God is speaking to us.  He is speaking to us through the heavens, the signs in the heavens, the solar eclipses, the blood moons.  He is speaking to us through increasingly severe weather patterns.  He is speaking to us through many many ways.  The problem is that we are not paying attention.  You mentioned the seven-year span between the two solar eclipses. Would you elaborate a little bit on that?  And give us an explanation on what the Rapture is and then what the following Tribulation is.  Is the Rapture before the Tribulation, in the middle of the Tribulation or after the Tribulation?

Dr. Dom:
Well. briefly, the seven-year span between the two solar eclipses, the number 7 is a Biblical number of completion, of perfection.  So I just think it’s fascinating that there is seven years between these two instances.  It’s just something that just caught my attention.  As far as the Rapture and the Tribulation, we talk about the Rapture and I frequently hear people say that the word “Rapture” is not mentioned in the Bible.  And I say “you’re right!  It’s not. And, by the way, neither is the word “Trinity” mentioned in the Bible.  But we know about the Trinity.  The word “Rapture” comes from the Latin word “raptus” and the Latin word “raptus” means to “carry off.”  And “raptus” is a translation of the Greek word “harpazo” which is a snatching away. When you read the Bible in Greek, the word “harpazo” is mentioned.  It is described in detail in First Thessalonians, Chapter 4, verse 13-17.  The rapture is a snatching away of Christians who believe in the Lord Jesus and who live according to His Word.  I believe that a lot of people who call themselves “Christian” are mislabeling themselves because there’s a lot of so-called “Christians” have fallen away from the teaching of the Lord.  But the Rapture is a catching away.  It is, in my opinion, a pre-Tribulation event.  I know a lot of people say it’s mid-Tribulation, post-Tribulation. I have multiple problems with that.  Scripture says that no man knows the day or the hour.   Well, we know when the Tribulation starts.  So if the Rapture were a mid-trib, we would know the day or the hour.  If it were post-Trib, we would know the day or the hour.  But if it’s pre-Trib, we don’t know the day or the hour.  I believe that the Rapture is going to occur on a specific day.  There are seven feast days that the Jewish people celebrate.  There’s Passover, there’s Unleavened Bread, there’s First Fruits, there’s Pentecost, there’s Trumpets, there’s Atonement and there’s Tabernacles. The first four of those feasts were completed with the first coming of Jesus, with Pentecost, First Fruits, with Unleavened Bread and with Passover.  The last three are yet to be fulfilled and I believe that the last three are going to be fulfilled with the Second Coming.  When Jesus said that no man knows the day or the hour, He was speaking to the Apostles in the language of the day.  And in the language of the day, no man knew what day the Feast of Trumpets, Rosh Hashanah, would fall on.  That’s why, even today, Rosh Hashanah is a two-day feast.  It’s a two day holiday because no man knows what day Rosh Hashanah is going to fall on.  So when He said He’s coming on the day no man knows, I believe he was telling us that He is coming on the Feast of Trumpets.  What’s interesting is that when He comes, the Rapture is going to occur really rapidly. Scripture says that it is going to occur in the twinkle of an eye. It does not say the blink of an eye, it does not say the wink of an eye, it says the twinkle of an eye.  And the twinkle of an eye is the time it takes for the light to enter the eye, reflex off the retina which is the back of the eye and come back out again, it’s just a real fast twinkle.  Well how fast is that?  We know that light travels 186,000 miles in one second.  That number is a big number and it never really impacted me exactly how fast that was until recently when I did some studying on that.  When you look at the earth at the diameter of the earth, the earth is 25,000 miles in diameter at the equator.  Well, if light travels 186,000 miles in one second, that means light can travel around the earth at the equator, over seven times in one second.  That’s how fast light travels.  Well the eye is only, when you measure it, 1.6 inches from the back to the front and back again.   How fast does it take light to travel 1.6 inches?  I did a calculation.  The Rapture is going to occur in less than 1/17th of a billionth of a second.  So when people say they will repent at the Rapture, there’s not going to be time for that.  You gotta repent before the Rapture.

Dr. MaryAnn: 
Well, thank you so much, Dr. Dom.  I hope that you all enjoyed this conversation as much as I did.  Please let us know if you were blessed.  And as Dr. Dom says, there won’t be time to repent when the Lord returns for His church in the Rapture.  The entire church will be removed from the earth in the twinkling of an eye.  So today is the day of salvation the Bible says.  If you do not know Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, I urge you to pray this simple prayer with me now.  Lord Jesus, I want to know you as my Savior and Lord.  I turn away from my sin and I receive you now into my life.  Forgive me and cleanse me and make of me what you created me to be. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family.  Please write down today’s date as your spiritual birthday.  And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com.  I would like to send you a free PDF booklet titled “After You’re Born Again”.  This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.  I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day.  The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life.  In the Bible, God reveals who He is and He teaches you how to live.  Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you, where you can learn truth and experience fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-followers.

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. 

Is America under God’s Judgment?

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, July 11, 2022, Independence Day here in the United States, and this is Episode #28 of Series 2022. This episode is titled 

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God’s mercy is amazing. But so is God’s judgment.

God’s mercy is for those who repent of their sin. But God’s judgment is for those who do not.

Since the time of Christ on earth, we have been in a period called “the Age of Grace.” That period was determined by God to last 2000 years. The 2000-year period is almost up. We are nearing the end of the Age of God’s Grace and about to enter the Age of God’s Wrath.

The big problem is that few people are paying attention. 

All around us, people are caught up in the things of this world.  Money. Jobs. Careers. Family. Sports. Entertainment. Pleasure. Yet, God is clearly speaking. He is continually trying to get our attention.

How?

Here are a few ways:

1) Through signs in the Heavens and in the Earth.  In Luke 21: 25-28, the Bible says this: “There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth dismay among the nations, bewildered by the roaring of the sea and the surging of the waves. Men will faint from fear and anxiety over what is coming upon the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. When these things begin to happen, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

In the past several years, we have witnessed blood moons, solar eclipses, unusual planetary alignments, severe storms, an increasing number of earthquakes, strange weather patterns–all containing a warning message from God that He is calling the earth to repentance. But few there are who are noticing and interpreting these signs as warnings from God.

There is a telling verse in 1 Chronicles 12: 32 about a group of men who had defected from Saul to join David, the rightful king of Israel, in Hebron. These men, sons of Issachar, knew how to read the signs of the times and to interpret them:  “From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take.”

Notice what happened when the sons of Issachar paid attention to and understood the signs of the times. They were able to advise Israel regarding the best course for the people to take.  We, too, need to pay attention to the signs God is sending us so that we will know the best course to take.

2. Through the fulfillment of Bible prophecy.  If we study the Bible, we will soon notice that what is happening in our world today–politically, economically, socially, and globally–has been predicted in the Bible. The problem is that most people don’t read the Bible. They consider it an outdated book with no relevance to our own day.  Yet, the Bible is so closely linked to what is going on in our day that we are foolish not to give it our utmost attention. 

3. Through the repeated warnings of Christ-Followers who do not want to see people go to hell. Those of us who follow Jesus Christ do not want to see anyone go to hell. This is the reason we tell others about Jesus Christ and what He has done for them. It is highly likely you came to Christ because of the witness of a family member or friend. I myself came to Jesus because of a courageous young woman who shared the Good News of the Gospel with me when I was in my early twenties.

There are many other ways in which God is trying to get our attention. Perhaps you are going through a trial in your life. God is allowing this trial to get your attention. He wants you to realize how much you need Him and how much He wants to help you.  

If you have not been paying attention to God’s warnings, open your eyes and your ears and start paying attention now. Tomorrow may be too late.

If you have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, pray this simple prayer with me now.

Lord Jesus, I repent of my sin. I want to spend eternity with You. I ask You to forgive me and to cleanse me of all unrighteousness. I receive You now as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for saving me. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet, titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you where you can learn Truth and experience fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

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Is Your Thinking Skewed?

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, July 4, 2022, Independence Day here in the United States, and this is Episode #27 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Is Your Thinking Skewed?”

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When we say that something is skewed, we mean that it is slanted or off-center in some way.  So, the word “skewed” as used in the title to this week’s message means “to be off center.”

We speak of picture frames that are skewed if they are leaning to one side on a wall. We also speak of ideas that are skewed when they are off-center.

But, in order to know if something is off center, we must first know center. And how can we know center? In order to know center, we need a tool or a standard which shows us what center is. Then, when we’ve determined what center is, we can determine what is off-center.

Let me illustrate. When my husband and I built a home years ago, we hired a general contractor to supervise the construction work. As the men put up the walls, they frequently used a level to measure if the walls were straight or not. They did the same thing with the doors and the windows. They used the level to determine if the windows and doors were installed straight, or if they were leaning to one side, or skewed.  Every level the men used was exactly the same and worked the same way. So, every measurement was accurate, and the house was built straight.

Now, imagine if each workman decided to make his own level his own way because he did not like the level provided by the general contractor.  One workman’s level would show the wall as being straight, while another workman’s level would show the wall as being crooked, or skewed.

Or, imagine if one workman used a ruler of 12 inches to a foot while another workman used a ruler of 15 inches to a foot. As you can quickly see, the result would be mass confusion. 

If you haven’t recognized it yet, this is exactly what has happened in our culture. Each person is using a different ruler or level, and the result has been mass confusion and chaos.

When each person uses a different rule of measurement, this is called Relativism. Applied to a society, relativism is the view that each of us can decide for himself what is true and what is false, what is right and what is wrong.

For example, if Jody decides that abortion is wrong but then has an abortion, she is doing wrong. But if Mary decides that abortion is not wrong and has an abortion, she is not doing wrong because her standard says that abortion is not wrong.  So abortion could be right for one person and wrong for another at the same time.

In a relativistic society, therefore, each person determines his own morality. Eventually and inevitably, those differing viewpoints will come into conflict with each other.

Take, for example, the recent Supreme Court decision to overrule the Roe vs. Wade decision. Those who believe abortion is wrong rejoiced at the decision, while those who believe that abortion is not wrong, rioted at the decision. We ended up with a country even more divided than before.

Why? Because truth and error cannot co-exist. Light and darkness cannot co-exist. Try going into a dark room and turning on the light. The dark will immediately disappear. The light will drive out the darkness every single time.

The same is true of Truth. Truth will drive out darkness and falsehood every single time. That is the reason that Jesus said knowing the truth will make us free. 

Fittingly, as we celebrate America’s Independence Day today, we need to ask ourselves as a nation, are we truly free? I think not.  Any nation enslaved by sin–as America is now–is not a free nation. On the contrary, any nation enslaved by sin is a nation that will not survive unless the people repent. And if the people do not repent, God will judge that nation.  

Freedom begins on the inside. It begins with knowing Truth. In John 8: 32, Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”  Only truth will set us free. Circling back to the beginning of this message, only knowing center will help us to determine what is off-center.

Jesus Christ is Center because He is God. We read this in Colossians 1: 16 NKJV: “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible . . . .  All things were created through Him and for Him.”

If we want to know whether or not a philosophy or an ideology is skewed, we simply compare it to what Jesus says in His Word. If it agrees with what Jesus says, then it is true. If it does not agree with what Jesus says, then it is not true. 

God alone is the Arbiter of Truth. He alone determines what is true. For man to attempt to do so is to seek to make himself god. It is idolatry. This is what America has done, and unless she repents, she will come under God’s wrath. Indeed, we are already beginning to see God’s wrath upon our land in the form of unprecedented weather patterns, disease outbreaks, and economic downfalls. 

On this Independence Day, I urge all those within the sound of my voice to repent of your sin and to turn to Jesus Christ. He will welcome you with open arms. He will forgive you of your sins, cleanse you of all unrighteousness, and give you new life–His life. Once you turn to Him, your thinking and your life will no longer be skewed. They will be centered in Christ, the Rock of your salvation. 

Pray this simple prayer with me now to receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord:

Lord Jesus, I want to know Truth. You are Truth, so I want to know You. I repent of my sin. I ask You to forgive me and to cleanse me of all unrighteousness. I receive You now as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for saving me. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet, titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to the church of His choice for you where you can learn Truth and experience fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

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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Featured Book of the Week:

The Italian Chronicles Trilogy

Are you looking for an entertaining, inspirational summer read? Then check out The Italian Chronicles Trilogy by Yours Truly.

Book 1: The Madonna of Pisano
A young woman, a priest, and a secret that keeps them bitterly bound to each other . . .

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0930037227

Book 2: A Sicilian Farewell
A young woman, a new land, and a dream that threatens to destroy her, her marriage, and her family . . .

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0930037235

Book 3: Return to Bella Terra
A mother, her son, and the man who threatens to come between them . . . .

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0930037243

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“The Truth about ‘The Great Reset'”

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, June 27, 2022, and this is Episode #26 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “The Truth about ‘The Great Reset'”.

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If you have not yet heard of “The Great Reset.” you will soon. In today’s post, we will explore this topic and expose the lies at its foundation.

So, what is The Great Reset and why do you need to know about it?

The Great Reset is the name given to the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland, in 2020. Convened by Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and the World Economic Forum (or WEF), this meeting brought together top business and political leaders from around the world for the purpose of taking advantage of the then current COVID crisis and to use that crisis as the launching pad for creating the New World Order.  

The stated goal of the 2020 World Economic Forum meeting, as published on the official WEF website, was “to overcome income inequality, societal division and the climate crisis.” This remains the WEF’s goal, and they are pursuing it with relentless passion.

While, at first glance, the WEF’s goal may sound noble, it is rooted in deception. In truth, the nice-sounding terminology masks anti-Biblical lies whose ultimate purpose is to enslave humanity and to usher in the New World Order under the brutal dictatorship of the Anti-Christ.

A frequent expression used by the Great Resetters is “Never let a crisis go to waste.” Interestingly, one of the chief topics discussed at the 2020 Conference was how best to use the COVID-19 pandemic and the theory of climate change to reset global structures. Klaus Schwab, current CEO of the World Economic Forum, said this in a statement posted on the official World Economic Forum website: “The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine, and reset our world.”  

Reflect. Reimagine. Reset.

What the Great Resetters mean by these words is not what most people mean by these words. The Great Resetters want to turn our world into a global kingdom where we own nothing and are happy. A kingdom where they call all the shots and we call none. A kingdom where we do what they say or we die. 

The social structures included in their nefarious reset goals are education, health care, finance, and energy production, among others. The aim of the World Economic Forum is to restructure our world according to a model that makes the liberal, wealthy élite rulers over the rest of us.

Those who promote the Great Reset are brazenly open about the fact that they want to control every human being in every aspect of his life. For the past two years, we have already witnessed and experienced that control infiltrate our daily lives in the form of lockdowns and mask mandates. Now that same control is expanding to the imminent use of a Social Score Card that will ration food, gasoline, and other life-sustaining products according to the degree of one’s compliance with the demands of the New World Order. Those who comply can buy. Those who do not comply cannot.

This is nothing short of Marxism and Communism and is a precursor to the Mark of the Beast as described in Revelation 13: 16-17: “Also it [the mark] causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.” (Brackets mine]. The proposed Social Score Card–which is already being used in China–will soon be used in America and in other countries of the world. It will eventually become the Mark of the Beast as prophesied in the Bible.

A question that frequently comes up is, “Can we stop the Great Reset?”  Since the Great Reset is predicted in Bible prophecy, it cannot be stopped because the Word of God cannot be changed. What God has decreed will happen will happen. But, as Christ-Followers, we can mitigate the effects of the Great Reset in our own lives. How? By doing the following:

1. Refuse to worry.  No matter what happens, Jesus will take care of us. He promised never to leave us nor forsake us. If we run out of food, He will provide, just as He provided manna in the desert for His people. He will make a way where there seems to be no way because He is THE WAY.

2. Refuse to fear.  Fear is Satan’s trap to weaken us and to derail us. The Word tells us that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.

3. Remember that good will eventually win over evil.  When Christ died and rose from the dead, He defeated evil. We Christ-Followers have been set free from the power of Satan through the Blood of Christ. We operate from a position of victory!

As we observe the goals of the Great Reset coming to pass, let us keep in mind the old saying: “Prophecy is not meant to scare us but to prepare us.”  As Christ-Followers, we are watchmen on the wall. This means that we must know our enemy and warn others about him.

The Church as a whole has been asleep. It is time for those of us who discern the times to wake up our fellow believers. It is time for us to warn the world that unless they turn to Jesus Christ, they will be go to hell when they die.

There is no time to lose. In the time that it took me to record this message, millions of people have fallen into hell, from which they will never escape. 

We must tell the world that only Jesus saves. Perhaps you are listening and have not yet accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. If this describes you, pray this simple prayer with me now to receive Jesus Christ:

Lord Jesus, I don’t want to go to hell when I die. I want to spend forever with You in Heaven. But I first need to receive You as my Savior. Only You can forgive me of my sins and give me eternal life. So I repent of my sin and I ask You to forgive me. I receive You as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for saving me. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet, titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to a true Remnant Church where you can learn Truth and experience fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

If you need help to move forward in your relationship with Jesus, consider hiring me as your personal life coach. Contact me at drmaryann@celebrationlifecoaching.com to set up an appointment. Also, visit my coaching website at CelebrationLifeCoaching.com for answers to many of your questions about coaching and for testimonials from some of the clients I have already helped.

For example, Tracy said this; “Personal coaching was like having a personal trainer for the mind.”
Just click here: CelebrationLifeCoaching.com/testimonials.

Also, visit my bookstore at maryanndiorio.com/book-table for outstanding books that I have written that will bless you.

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 Book of the Week:

The Italian Chronicles Trilogy

Are you looking for an entertaining, inspirational summer read? Then check out The Italian Chronicles Trilogy by Yours Truly.

Book 1: The Madonna of Pisano
A young woman, a priest, and a secret that keeps them bitterly bound to each other . . .

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0930037227

Book 2: A Sicilian Farewell
A young woman, a new land, and a dream that threatens to destroy her, her marriage, and her family . . .

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0930037235

Book 3: Return to Bella Terra
A mother, her son, and the man who threatens to come between them . . . .

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0930037243

Get all three novels in a single volume and SAVE!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0930037618

To subscribe to Winning with the Word, click on the link below:
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Are We Being Gaslighted?

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, June 20, 2022, and this is Episode #25 of Series 2022. This episode is titled “Are We Being Gaslighted?”

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What is gaslighting? And what does it mean to gaslight people? It means to manipulate them by psychological means into doubting their own sanity. 

Gaslighting is a malicious attempt to control people psychologically by giving them false information to make them think that what they believe is nonsense and that they are crazy for believing it. Gaslighting tries to get its victims to doubt what they know and believe is true about God, about the Bible, about others, and about themselves. Gaslighting attempts to thrust its victims into a confused state of doubting their perception, their memory, and even their mental health. Gaslighting even tries to make them think that they are going insane.

Gaslighting attacks a person at his very core, causing him to doubt his identity, his worth, his common sense, and his good judgment. If the gaslighting continues indefinitely, the victim will fall ever more deeply into the lie and become inescapably entrenched in it.

Gaslighting is another name for mind control or brainwashing. And this technique is being used by globalist leaders and politicians both in the United States and around the world. Sad to say, most people are oblivious to what is being done to them. 

Gaslighting presents and pushes false narratives as truth. And whoever does not accept these false narratives is criticized, ridiculed, and even ostracized as being an enemy. 

So, how, specifically, are we being gaslighted and by whom?

One of the chief–if not the chief–proponents of gaslighting is the World Economic Forum. This organization has been creating false narratives and presenting them as truth. 

Here are some examples of false narratives being promulgated as true by the gaslighters of the World Economic Forum, headed up by Klaus Schwab, and by other globalist leaders:

1–The false narrative of clean energy, such as solar power and wind power. While the sun and the wind are, indeed, sources of power, they are not reliable sources of power nor are they clean sources of power. We cannot tell the sun when to shine, nor can we make the wind blow at will.

As Lucas Toh writes in an article titled “Let’s Come Clean” and dated October 26, 2021, “Environmentalists have been telling us that wind and solar mean cheaper, cleaner energy. They herald a future of electric vehicles quietly zipping around on electricity that created thousands of green jobs. If all of this is true, why are we suffering from a global energy crisis just months after adding record amounts of new renewable capacity?” 
(https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2021/10/26/lets-come-clean-the-renewable-energy-transition-will-be-expensive/)

2–The false narrative that fossil fuels are destroying the planet with carbon emissions. That we need to get rid of gasoline-powered cars and, instead, drive electric cars that use lithium batteries which, truth be told, not only do not provide clean energy, but also destroy the environment in the process of obtaining the lithium to make the batteries.

The truth is that it is unethical to drive a lithium-powered car because entire mountains have to be destroyed to obtain a lithium supply. Check out a recent article by Ronald Stein titled “Is It Ethical to Purchase Lithium Battery-Powered EV” at the following link included in the print version of this post:
https://www.cfact.org/2022/06/07/is-it-ethical-to-purchase-a-lithium-battery-powered-ev/

3–The false narrative that only government can solve the gaslighters’ deliberately and intentionally-created global crises. And, not only government, but global government. In other words, individual nations cannot solve their own problems. They must all band together to solve the world’s global problems. This does away with individual national sovereignty, protective borders, and national laws, making all three subject to global control. 

4-The false narrative that digital currency–which will soon be in effect–is good for us because it is “inclusive” and will allow more people to participate in the economy–an economy in which, the globalists say, “we will own nothing and be happy”. What the World Economic Forum does not tell us, however, is that digital currency is the economic system by which the AntiChrist will soon control the world.

5-The false narrative that “upgrading” humans through Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is beneficial to the human race. After all, the human being that God created is not good enough. Talk about hubris! 

6-The false narrative that a man can give birth and that there are multiple genders. The fact that many now believe this absurd lie is proof that gaslighting is working in our midst. 

7-The false narrative that the state can do a better job of raising children than the child’s parents.That “it takes a village” to raise a child. No! It takes belief and trust in God and His Word to raise a child.

Notice that these false narratives eliminate nationalism, the bedrock of a nation’s individual identity. They cause conformity, rather than individuality, to reign supreme.  Since we Christians are the ones who most oppose the globalist agenda, we are now being called “White Christian Nationalists”, equivalent to terrorists in the globalist mind, because we are faithful to God and to His Holy Word.

According to the Bible, God created the nations separate and distinct from one another. Although not the Christian’s highest priority–which, of course, is God Himself and His Kingdom–nationalism was God’s intent, as expressed in Isaiah 14: 1: “For the Lord will have compassion on Jacob and will again choose Israel, and will set them in their own land.”  Israel had its own land, just as each of us has his own land. The concept of nationalism and the concept of private ownership of property are God’s ideas. In the Book of Revelation, chapter 8, verse 9, we learn that the concept of nations is an eternal one: “After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.”

Those who perpetrate gaslighting by pushing for the extermination of nationalism seek global power and control. If allowed to continue with their gaslighting over time, they will totally brainwash people to the point that people will totally believe their false narratives and their lies.  

And that, tragically, is exactly what is happening not only here in America but also throughout the world. 

Furthermore, the globalists tell us that if we are not on board with their false narratives, there is something wrong with us.

So, what can we do to combat gaslighting?

1. We must return to God and to His Word. His Word is Truth. Only when we know the Truth and apply it to our lives will we be free (John 8:32). The converse is that if we don’t know the truth and apply it to our lives, we will not be free.

2. We must push back against the lie. What the gaslighters need is pushback from those of us who know and stand up for Truth. Pushback works. The World Economic Forum removed from its Twitter feed the lie that “You will own nothing and be happy.” People did not like that statement and said so. 

So, the World Economic Forum took note and took a step backward. But, don’t be fooled. They will now begin to deny that they ever made that comment in the first place. More gaslighting!

3. We must pray for the gaslighters, that they may come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The gaslighters themselves are being deceived by Satan and they are unwittingly advancing his end-time agenda. 

The ultimate goal of gaslighting is to control and to enslave humanity. They are well on their way to doing just that. The Bible prophesied that they would temporarily succeed during the seven-year period known as the Tribulation. 

Bottom line, there is only one way to combat gaslighting and that is to be sure that we know and hold on to Truth. The Bible says that Jesus Christ is Truth (John 14: 6). Not only is He Truth, He is also the only Way to be saved, and the One Who alone can give us eternal life.

When you know Jesus, you know Truth. And when you know Truth, you will be able to detect the false narratives of those who would seek to rob us of our freedom by any means, including gaslighting.

Make no mistake. The ultimate goal of the globalists is to rob us of our freedom and dignity as creations of God to whom He has given the privilege of choice.

What is your choice today? The first choice I urge you to make is to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord. Please pray this simple prayer after me:

Lord Jesus, I desire to know Truth so that I will not be gaslighted, so that I will not be deceived. You alone are Truth. I repent of my sin, of believing the lie, and I ask You to forgive me. I receive You as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for saving me. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

If you sincerely prayed this prayer, welcome to God’s family! Please write down today’s date. It is your spiritual birthday. And please write to me at drmaryann@maryanndiorio.com. I would like to send you a free PDF booklet, titled After You’re Born Again. This booklet will help you to get started in your walk with Jesus.

I also encourage you to get yourself a Bible and read it every single day. The Bible is God’s love letter to you, His manual for your life. In the Bible, God reveals Who He is, and He teaches you how to live.

Finally, ask the Lord to lead you to a true Remnant Church where you can learn Truth and experience fellowship and encouragement with other Christ-Followers. It is critically important in these last days to fellowship with other believers who are mature in Christ and who can guide you as you grow in Him.

If you need help to move forward in your relationship with Jesus, consider hiring me as your personal life coach. Contact me at drmaryann@celebrationlifecoaching.com to set up an appointment. Also, visit my coaching website at CelebrationLifeCoaching.com for answers to many of your questions about coaching and for testimonials from some of the clients I have already helped.

For example, Tracy said this; “Personal coaching was like having a personal trainer for the mind.”
Just click here: CelebrationLifeCoaching.com/testimonials.

Also, visit my bookstore at maryanndiorio.com/book-table for outstanding books that I have written that will bless you.

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:
Stein, Ronald. “Is It Ethical to Purchase Lithium Battery-Powered EV” at the following link: https://www.cfact.org/2022/06/07/is-it-ethical-to-purchase-a-lithium-battery-powered-ev/

Toh, Lucas. “Let’s Come Clean: The Renewable Energy Transition Will Be Expensive.” October 26, 2021.
https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2021/10/26/lets-come-clean-the-renewable-energy-transition-will-be-expensive/

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