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RALEIGH, NC, May 01, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Covid-19 virus has wreaked havoc on nearly every business in the world. Perhaps none were hit harder than Christian churches in America, all of which rely on steady donations from parishioners. And many of these churches now stand ready to reopen their doors.
At his website https://dazzlinglight.org/ , John the apostle reports that, "On Thursday January 20, 2005, I made my first trip to the Chapel on the Mount of Beatitudes tourist site in Galilee. As I entered the church, the sanctuary's striking interior design and immaculate cleanliness brought me to a state of reverence and respect. I knelt at a prayer station, bowed my head, and then noticed a paper bag on the floor near my knees. I picked up the bag and saw written: Open Doors – Ezekiel 7:12 – Isa. 29.
"Then during Holy Week in 2019, Jesus instructed me to send these Words of Warning to Christian Churches:
"The time is coming. The day is near when the business of Christianity will come to an end. And God's punishment will fall upon all Christians." Ezekiel 7:12. During Lent in 2020, COVID-19 bankrupted Christianity.
"Christ's Holy City in Rome is doomed! There will be weeping and wailing, and the whole city will be like an altar covered in blood." Isaiah 29:1. During Lent in 2020, COVID-19 desolated Vatican City.
"You claim to worship me, but your words are meaningless and your hearts are in your bank accounts." Isaiah 29:13. During Lent in 2020, COVID-19 filled Christian's hearts with fear.
"When I return, the light will shine into your darkness and The Word of God will once again bring happiness to poor and humble people." Isaiah 29:18-19. During Lent in 2020, COVID-19 purged Christianity for Jesus' return on September 19, 2022."
In an interview with Pastor Robert Thibodeau on The Kingdom Cross Roads Podcast Episode 632 titled "Born Again", John the apostle and Pastor Thibodeau discuss that "the Christian Church is now a business focused on payroll, pensions, and property and not a heavenly family centered on faith, hope, and love." And as a business historically based on social gathering, the Christian Church has been hard hit by COVID-19 and social distancing.
As reported by Michelle Conlin for Reuters, "Even before health guidance shuttered most U.S. churches, many were struggling financially. Just half of Americans reported belonging to a church, synagogue or mosque in 2018, according to Gallup polling, down from 70% two decades earlier. Those who attend services go more erratically, according to the Pew Research Center, leaving fewer people to fill collection baskets.
"The high cost of maintaining older church buildings and — particularly for the Catholic church, legal costs related to the clergy sex abuse scandal — have also taken a toll on churches in the United States and around the world."
"This is the first time where we have this almost national shutdown of churches," said John Berardino, president of Fredericksburg, Virginia-based Griffin Capital Funding, which specializes in church real estate loans. He said he believed the extended shutdowns would take a heavy financial toll on about half of U.S. churches.
Scott McConnell, executive director of Nashville, Tennessee-based LifeWay Research, which conducts surveys and research for Christian ministries, sounded a similar note.
"It would not surprise me at all if 5% of churches close over the next year," McConnell said.
"That is five times the typical annual closure rate estimated by The Christian Century, a U.S. mainline Protestant magazine.
"Most American churches do not have sizeable endowments. According to LifeWay, 26% of churches have seven weeks or less of operating income. An additional quarter only have enough to last eight to 15 weeks.
"Churches at the end of their life cycle are going to be at the brink" during the coronavirus crisis, said McConnell.
"Empty pews, empty collection baskets: coronavirus hits U.S. church finances" U.S. Reuters April 11, 2020 by Michelle Conlin
More information is available at John's website at https://dazzlinglight.org.
At his website John reveals. "I am John the apostle from the Bible and I am here for Jesus' Second Coming to Galilee on September 19, 2022. I was born again on October 24, 1982. God spoke to me from the fiery cloud on November 16, 1982. I saw the dazzling light of God's Glory on January 7, 1983. I received three dreams of Jesus' Second Coming on October 19, 1983, June 21, 1984, and October 19, 1984. Jesus indwelled me and sang at Amity Church on April 14, 1985. Jesus called me to Galilee to write the book 'Is Your Church Heavenly?' on January 16, 2005. I saw heaven open beside the Sea of Galilee on January 25, 2005. God revealed to me that Jesus was born on September 19, 03 BC in a dream on August 19, 2017. I bleed from my stigmata on Father's Day June 17, 2018. During Holy Week of 2019, Jesus gave me Words of Warning for Christian Churches. On April 3, 2020, Christ called me to proclaim this message: 'BE READY! BE READY! BE READY! Brothers and Sisters in Christ: BE READY for Jesus' return to Galilee on September 19, 2022. BE READY for Jesus' Second Coming at the Dazzling Light Website."
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