The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

The Heavens Declare the Glory of God, the Firmament the Work of His Hand

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Health law to add $1.15 trillion to national debt.

Joel C. Rosenberg
(Washington, D.C., June 28, 2012) --

A disastrous, appalling decision was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court today.

The Court upheld the individual mandate and socialized medicine, saying both are constitutional, despite the fact that a recent poll found 68% of Americans want all or part of the law repealed. The federal government can now force us to buy what we don't want. Washington politicians and bureaucrats will become the final arbiter of our most personal medical decisions, rationing care for many and denying care to some who are not deemed worthy of receiving it, especially if the care is expensive.

The "Affordable Care Act" (nicknamed "Obamacare") nationalizes 1/7th of our economy, imposes one of the largest tax increases in American history on an economy already struggling, massively increases government spending, and will increase the national debt by $1.15 trillion, according to a recent study. This, despite the fact that we already have a crushing federal debt of more than $15 trillion, and another $65 trillion in unfunded liabilities related to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid coming at us with breakneck speed.

Our ship of state is hurtling towards massive debt icebergs, yet rather than slow down or change direction, we are accelerating our deficit spending.

Bottom line: the implosion of the American economy has just become more likely.
Obamacare has been upheld as Constitutional. The real issue for Americans is whether or not we are considered free. According to this ruling, we are not. This is just demonstrating more and more that America is becoming more and more enslaved when the federal government can demand that you purchase a product.

This is a very sad day in America.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The future has arrived.

The ancient end time prophecies are being fulfilled before our eyes.

Time is short, and the Church is fast asleep.

"For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope." Romans 15:4

Monday, June 25, 2012

Unlike Disney’s 1937 cartoon fantasy, today’s bewitching Snow White movie features real-life characters who popularize the occult through shocking thrills and unforgettable suggestions.

The setting for this movie is medieval Europe with its pagan beliefs and Renaissance magic. It also resembles the dark practices of ancient Canaan, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Greece and early Rome. They all worshipped their regional “gods” and idols who “sold” their favors through heartless sorcerers.

Through the ages, biblical faith has been the greatest obstacle to the occult. But today, as God’s Word and values fade from America’s consciousness, the darkness is spreading fast. Mystical games and movies feed the growing appetite for magical thrills.

And this timeless warning is almost forgotten:

“There shall not be found among you anyone who… practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord…” Deuteronomy 18:10-12

Berit Kjos ~ Kjos Ministries

Friday, June 22, 2012

David Wilkerson writes:

Everything you go through as a Christian is a training exercise behind which God has a divine purpose. He did not save you so that you could cruise into paradise on a luxury liner; He saved you to prepare you to be of use in His kingdom.

The moment you were born again, God enrolled you in His school of suffering.

And every affliction, every trial, is another lesson in the curriculum.

Some Christians are in kindergarten. Their afflictions are not difficult to understand and their tests are much easier to endure. Others are in grade school, and they quickly learn that their tests have become a little tougher to face and harder to understand. Others are in college, and their afflictions are much more severe and more difficult to figure out. Still others are in postgraduate school, with years of hard afflictions behind them and many difficult tests looming before them. Their afflictions are the toughest of their lives, and they realize they need Holy Spirit' strength to deal with them all.

God wants veterans of spiritual warfare - people who have been through many afflictions - to prove His faithfulness to the next generation. Every affliction we endure is an investment He is making in us as His veterans.

Where are you in God' school of suffering, this School of Hard Knocks.??.

"Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all." Psalm 34:19

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A radical Islamist sect says it carried out the suicide attacks at two churches in the city of Zaria and another in the city of Kaduna. The group known as Boko Haram (BOH’-koh hah-RAHM’) has also claimed responsibility for similar attacks the previous two weekends. It’s been blamed for more than 580 deaths this year, according to an AP count.

Churches have become frequent targets of attacks in the African nation which is almost equally divided between Muslims and Christians.

Christians who call Islam a “religion of peace” are ill informed, misguided, blind followers following the blind, living shrouded in warm blankets of deception and fuzzy faith.

Sura 5:33 says: 
 The just retribution for those who fight God (Allah) and His messenger (Muhammad), and commit horrendous crimes, is to be killed, or crucified, or to have their hands and feet cut off on alternate sides, or to be banished from the land. This is to humiliate them in this life, then they suffer a far worse retribution in the Hereafter.

80 per cent of followers of Jesus who are persecuted and killed live in Muslim nations.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Dateline, America ~ 2012:

Headlines within the Christian world read:

Joel Osteen to produce a film about the “virgin” Mary.

Brittany Koper, granddaughter of Paul and Jan Crouch, gives interview revealing the true "Behind the Scenes" of the “Family Business.”

The Elijah List describes its Internet television programs as “prophetic” television, its teachers as “prophetic teachers,” and its Internet radio as “prophetic” worship music. The Elijah List store sells “prophetic”merchandise such as “The Prophets Mantle Anointing Oil,” specifically designed for people who want to “move in the prophetic.”

I could go on and on adding more and more “headlines” and never come to one that says:

"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life." Galatians 6:7-8

"You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the Lord… You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary: I am the Lord. Give no regard to mediums and familiar spirits; do not seek after them, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God." Leviticus 19:28-31

When will we learn to follow The Word that became flesh and dwelt among us instead of man?

 When will we ever learn?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The headlines in the Middle East are very active. Iran is a the center of them. Russia is hosting a meeting of the P5 plus 1 on June 18 and 19. This consists of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany. They are meeting to discuss how to curtail Iran's nuclear program. Of course, Russia and China traditionally have been the "nay" votes on anything that might place hard international pressure on Iran to give up its quest for what many consider a nuclear weapon.

For Iran's part, it has used negotiations for nearly a decade to stall action against it, and to use that time to work even harder on advancing its nuclear program. The prophetic implications here are enormous.

Many Christian prophetic sites and end time watchmen are pointing to the events leading up to this meeting and predicting that a collapse of the talks could signal the end of the world. In reality, there is a lot that must happen before the end time battle, known as "The Day of the LORD" prophesied in some way in Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Matthew, Luke, Acts, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Timothy, 2 Peter, and Revelation (and I may have missed a few).

On the timeline of the end times, The Day of the LORD is at the end of the Great Tribulation, not at the beginning. These current events are prophetically significant because most of the nations that come against Israel in that colossal end times battle are very active in the news today.

Keep in mind that the antichrist figure mentioned in the vast majority of the Day of the LORD prophecies is called "the Assyrian." the Assyrian empire then is where part of modern Turkey is today. In fact, reliable sources, meaning those without a political axe to grind against Russia or the Roman Catholic Church, place Magog, Meshech and Tubal in Turkey, not in Russia/Moscow nor in the former Roman Empire. These locations were, however, part of the Ottoman Empire that reigned over the region from 1299 to 1923. The primary nations embroiled in controversy against Israel include Iran, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, and Libya. Saudi Arabia, the home of Mecca and Islam, is playing the entire world, plying it with oil and becoming richer and more influential.

These are days where the end times are fast coming into focus. Yeshua said in Matthew 24:4,

"Take heed that no man deceive you." 1 John 2:22 says, "Who is a liar but he that denies that Yeshua is the Messiah? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son."

The most powerful existing force on earth today that denies the Messiah is Islam. All the named nations coming against Israel in the Biblical end times are Islamic.

Keep your faith intact. Read the Bible with understanding so that false teachers may not deceive you.

Bill Wilson
The Daily Jot

Monday, June 11, 2012

According to Hinduism, the Ganges is the most sacred of all rivers. The “holiest” cities of Hinduism rest along its banks.

Every year, millions of Hindus travel to the Ganges to wash themselves in its water. By simply washing in the Ganges, they believe that they can be cleansed of all evil and receive passage into heaven. Last year, in one month alone, over 50 million Hindus came to bathe in the Ganges.

Ironically, this river is considered by others to be one of the dirtiest rivers of the world. The Economist calls the Ganges River a “brown soup of excrement and industrial effluents.”

“In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake.” 2 Corinthians 4:4-5

Millions remain in darkness - without hope, without peace, without God.

We His church must pray.!!.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

If we want to know the glory of God, if we want to experience the beauty of God, and if we want to be used by the hand of God, then we must live in the Word of God.

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Immediate “results” are all that matter ~~

quick proofs of present success without a thought of next week or next year or even tomorrow.

 Religious pragmatism is running wild among the orthodox, the evangelical, the churched, the unchurched..

Truth is whatever works.

Open your hearts and search the Scriptures. Bear your cross, follow where He leads you, seek His guidance for your life. follow your L-RD and pay no heed to the passing religious vogue is seldom spoken from the pulpits today. A preoccupation with appearances, a corresponding neglect of the out-of-sight root of the true spiritual life are evident within the body today. 

The Christian is strong or weak depending upon how closely he has cultivated the knowledge of God. Paul was anything but an advocate of the once-done, automatic school of Christianity. He devoted his whole life to  knowing Christ, living a life devoted to Him ~ regardless the cost.

"Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ…. That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death… I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 5:8,10,14

There is no short cut to sanctification, no easy belief-ism, no grabbing of the glory. Back of it all is the slow buildup and preparation that comes from waiting upon God.

"they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40

The idea that God will pardon a rebel who has not given up his rebellion is contrary both to the Scriptures and to common sense.

How horrible to contemplate a church full of persons who have been pardoned but who still love sin and hate the ways of righteousness. And how much more horrible to think of heaven as filled with sinners who had not repented nor changed their way of living.... The promise of pardon and cleansing is always associated in the Scriptures with the command to repent. The widely-used text in Isaiah, ”Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool,” is organically united to the verses that precede it: ”Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.”

...the teaching of salvation without repentance, the tolerance of sin, the acceptance of false religions as brothers has lowered the moral standards of the Church and produced a multitude of deceived religious men and women, boys and girls who erroneously believe themselves to be saved when in fact they are still in the gall of bitterness and the bond of iniquity.

The only man who can be sure he has true Bible faith is the one who has put himself in a position where he cannot go back. His faith has resulted in an everlasting and irrevocable committal, and however strongly he may be tempted he always replies,

"Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life."

Taken from the writings of A.W. Tozer
To G-d be the glory