It was a legal requirement for me to preach in this country and also in Brazil. If I did not have it, I could not preach the word. It is a way for the state to regulate what is said. That state requirement was put in LONG ago, because they knew THIS day was coming in the which they could use that bait/carrot as a whipping tool to force religion into a corner:
How California’s LGBT Therapy Ban Could Ban Christianity ItselfThree-quarters of California’s state assembly supported a bill that has striking implications for American citizens’ first freedoms, in that state and nationally. It is ostensibly a ban on gay and transgender “conversion therapy,” but the bill’s vague and sweeping text could affect essentially every institution of every religion that affirms sexual complementarity.
We’re talking churches, schools, religious charities, summer camps — every forum that involves a financial transaction could be banned from allowing any discussion of basic doctrines of sexuality that Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, among others, have held for thousands of years. We’re talking core doctrines of religions adhered to by billions of people being outlawed from discussion in any forum that involves money changing hands, possibly even houses of worship themselves.
I’m not the only one reading it that way. An Alliance Defending Freedom legal analysis gives these examples, among others, of activities the bill would ban:
• A bookstore (including online bookstores like Amazon) could not sell many recently published books challenging gender identity ideology and advocating that these beliefs should be rejected by society; and
• A pastor paid to speak at an event addressing current social topics could not encourage attendees that they can prevail over same-sex desires or feelings that they were born the wrong sex.
“At its core, AB 2943 outlaws speech, whether offered by a licensed counselor, a best-selling author, or even a minister or religious leader,” ADF’s analysis says. The bill’s speech ban is triggered when money changes hands to facilitate the speech, which is why it’s an amendment to the state’s commercial fraud law. “AB 2943 labels such faith-driven activity as fraudulent and deceptive practices, subjecting anyone who engages in them to ruinous lawsuits, punitive damages, and attorneys’ fees,” the analysis says
Had hitlery won the election, she likely would have already moved to do this nationwide. But, as with Prop 8, they start in a state that is already locked up by big-city liberals and then push the agenda out to the less-flexible states on a federal level, arguing that, "if it is good for one large state, it must be good for all....".
When the economy crashes, the money is worthless and you are completely dependent on the gubmint, you will have two choices: sign a doc giving away your beliefs so your kids can eat - or watch the chilluns starve.... NEITHER is good. Self-preservation will prevail (I have heard the wailing of a starving kid), and most will cave and sign over their souls.
In order for them to complete the above agenda, they have to have a "fight the system/agenda" President out of the way. Thus the push to make Trump go away. They are FRANTIC and DESPERATE to do this. You can see it in everything they do. Both dumbascraps and republicannots who obey the same master are seething with hatred towards the "status-quo bucker".....
Folks, if we do not openly oppose and fight this, we will answer eternally. Even if we lose several battles and things appear bleak, we will ultimately win the war with Christ as our King - so do not give up hope and soldier on. COVFEFE
It is all going according to prophecy. Those who cannot see it are either blinded or illiterate. At the very end, it will appear bleak. The Church will be gutted by the feds for this very reason - but they will have nothing as the money will be worthless by then. They may literally physically take out key players in the Lord's kingdom - but we will soldier on.
There is a great analogy as to what happened at Nauvoo, prior to coming to Zion. The death, shakeout of many who could not follow the Spirit and the strengthened root stock going on to produce a mighty oak. The same will occur prior to the return to the NJ. Of this, I am sure.
Most of being part of the Holy Seed, will be having a knowledge that what you are witnessing was already predicted - and then powering through the bleak times, because you know of the sweetness on the other side. My Abrahamic test involved this very thing. I know how to do this - and expect to do well during the test. Or so I hope!