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, September 27, 2012

How easy it is to cast blame.

Our nation appears to be in free fall, we see little hope of recovery so we look for someone to blame. The Democrats blame the Republicans the Republicans blame the Democrats. We have our hopes on the next election, vote this one in, vote that one out.

We see abortions topping sixty million and look to the government for help. Homosexuals are accepted in the military we shake our heads in disbelief. In state after state same sex marriages are legalized. What can we do? We sit by and watch in horror as our freedoms are slowly eroding and wonder: How could this have happened?

Turn on ‘christian’television and learn how Jesus and His disciples were rich, how God wants you to be rich and happy. Visit your local bookstore and read how you can have your best life ever, or how to help yourself be more successful in your everyday life. Want to relax and be invigorated - try ‘christian’yoga.

The problems we are facing in America are not the result of the wrong administration. They are not the result of voting Democratic and not Republican or Republican and not Democratic. The problems we face will not be solved with new legislation or a different president.

Time and time again, throughout history God warned us yet we continued to be disobedient, to reject His truth.

And now:

“.. God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the degrading of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator…” Romans 1

“Now is the time for us to humble ourselves; to stop putting our faith in government, in education, in democracy, in capitalism, in the economy, in our retirement plans, and turn to the one who is LORD of all… The LORD Jesus Christ. Let us earnestly, sincerely, and humbly get on our knees, repent and turn, and beg for God’s mercy – to give us the leaders that we need and not the ones we deserve.”

Monday, September 24, 2012

"Christians are facing rising hostility" writes my friend Berit Kjos. "Today's America -- a nation accustomed to peace and prosperity may soon face unthinkable turmoil, lawlessness and scarcity. Some news reports even suggest the imminence of a third world war.

We are surrounded by moral corruption, our freedoms are fading fast." But those of us who have put our faith, our hope our trust in God stand on an unshakable foundation - Jesus Christ our LORD; and He who has promised is faithful.
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?... Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. " Romans 8:35-39

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Be careful faithful Christian - be careful.

"...forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments

...Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

... despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction; For whom the LORD loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools."

The Book of Proverbs, Chapter 3

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD and against his anointed saying; Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision. Psalm 2:1-4

Friday, September 14, 2012

Revival is born through humility, faith, prayer and the power of
the Holy Spirit.

If revival is being withheld from us it is because some idols still remain, still enthroned; because we still insist in placing our reliance in human schemes; because we still refuse to face the unchangeable truth that

"It is not by might, but by My Spirit."

Jonathan Goforth, Missionary to China


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bill Wilson, the Daily Jot writes:

"By denying a meeting with Israel and by opining appeasement to Islamists, the US leadership is risking putting Americans here at home and abroad in harm's way.

An Islamist gunmen in Libya attacked the US Embassy killing the US Ambassador and three staff members beginning with a rocket attack on their car; ending with the Ambassador being suffocated and the three aides shot. The US Embassy in Egypt also was attacked as Islamists burned the American flag and tried to raise the Muslim Black Flag with the words, "There is no God, but Allah, and Mohammad is his messenger."

The US is a lot like Babylon in Jeremiah. The nation is failing morally, economically, and spiritually as it supports the enemies of our God and King.

The prophetic implications are enormous from types and shadows of Ezekiel and Revelation to very specific ones like that of Jeremiah 51:14:

"I will fill you with men like locusts; they will raise a battle cry against you."

Be watchful, pray for God' mercy, draw closer to God and rest in His promises:

"For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in His dwelling; He will hide me in the shelter of His tabernacle and set me high upon a rock." Psalm 27:5

Remember ~

"It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." Deuteronomy 31:8

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Since there is only one “god,” the God of the Jew first, then the nations, and since there is only one Jerusalem ~ the capital of Israel;

then this can only mean that this "god," tossed about with such disdain, is the one and only, the Alpha and the Omega, The I AM, The True and Living God ~ The Sovereign God of the Bible ~ The Creator of the Universe, and He said:

"Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." Galatians 6:7

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

What is a "man after God' own heart"?

What will he look like, how will he live his life?

In the Book of Acts we read:

"After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: 'I have found David son of Jesse a man after My own heart; he will do everything I want him to do."

But David committed adultery, murder; David was a man of war.What was there in David that God would call him "a man after My own heart?"

David loved The Word ---"O how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day." Psalm 119:97

David loved to pray --- "I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications." Psalm 116:1

David loved to praise --- "Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land. Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care." Psalm 95:1-7
 
But, most importantly to God, David "will do everything I want him to do."

Will we be a David, or will we be a Saul?

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sun Myung Moon -- founder of the Unification Church died early Monday in South Korea. 

A message on the Unification Church website read:

"Our True Father passed into the spiritual world at 1:54 AM Monday, September 3rd, Korea time. Father, who is responsible to save the world, pushed himself way beyond his limits,"

The Unification Church believes Jesus was divine but that he is not God.

Followers regarded Moon as the messiah.

"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he has done, whether it be good or bad." 2 Corinthains 5:10

"It is appointed to men once to die, but after this the judgment"
Hebrews 9:27