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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Friday, July 31, 2015

A portion of a great article :     “Ichabod” has been written over the establishment church in America. The glory of the LORD has departed and no one takes notice. And, as a result, “Anathema” is being written over the entire nation. I am convinced that any spiritual renewal that might still come will mostly bypass America’s establishment churches and will be carried by nontraditional, non-aligned, unincorporated, unaffiliated--maybe even underground--fellowships. This is what is currently happening in communist--and other--oppressed countries. And America is fast becoming an oppressed country.

In the name of Romans 13, our spiritual leaders have abandoned the battlefield. They have sounded retreat. They have waved the white flag. They have capitulated. They have surrendered. And the enemy has taken the field.  What a waste.!!.

I submit, writes Chuck Baldwin, that at the judgment bar of God, these squeamish milquetoast preachers are going to have to apologize, not only to Clark, Muhlenberg, Caldwell, and Houghton, but also to every courageous man and woman throughout history. Think of Gideon and Samson and Samuel and David and Vashti and Esther and Daniel and Micaiah and Jeremiah and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Think of Simon Peter and James and John, and even Paul, the man who penned Romans 13. Think of the Anabaptists, the Waldensians, the Protestant Reformers, and the martyrs of the Dark Ages. Think of the Scots and Irishmen and Americans. Think of the persecuted people of Tibet and Burma and Sudan and Saudi Arabia and China and Palestine. Think of the millions of people throughout the centuries who stood against oppressors and tyrants of all stripes and types--be they political, religious, or military--and said, “No!”

When America is lying in the graveyard of history, the epitaph on its tombstone will read, "Here lies the United States of America: killed by the apathy and indifference of its pastors and churches."

As I again reflect on the giants who thundered forth liberty from the pulpits of Colonial America, and I see the behavior of so many of our pastors today, I can only repeat: What a waste!
By Chuck Baldwin
July 30, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Rob Bell is mashing up quantum physics, Jewish Kabbalah and Catholic mysticism to explain humanity's future evolution.

In his 30-city "Everything Is Spiritual" tour, the former megachurch pastor and short-lived Oprah Winfrey Network talk-show host delivers a two-hour monologue aimed to a millennial generation less interested in sin and judgment and more attuned to science and cosmic connections.

"A bunch of the old stories that we used to rely on just aren't working anymore," Bell recently told a crowd of almost 500: "I want to take a stab at a new story."(Charisma)

A new story.??.  A bunch of outdated, irrevelant old stories that aren't working anymore.??. Hardly.!
Just another chapter and verse of the same heresy spewed out since the beginning of time.

There truly is nothing new under the sun.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness."  
2 Thessalonians 2: 9-12

Drawing dozens of mayors from major cities worldwide to discuss the link between slavery and climate change, this week's Vatican conference showed how secular leaders are responding to Pope Francis' lead in protecting the environment – and, more importantly, the vulnerable.

“The Church has a role to protect the vulnerable, and if we follow the words of the Pope, we actually bring into account those who create the suffering of others,” said Kevin Hyland, United Kingdom Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and one of the speakers at the gathering.

In an interview with CNA, Hyland said the pontiff has shown his leadership in bringing together the themes of slavery and climate change, as demonstrated by his ability to draw together international leaders to confront the issue.

“Pope Francis talks about it in a way that people understand. He's talking about it in the terms of human lives: That fact that we are exploiting not just people now, but the future, and if we don't act now in this current time, we are destroying the world for the future generation.”  Catholic News Agency

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Politicians and pastors made their position abundantly clear prior to BHO' visit to Kenya: the legalizing of homosexuality is NOT up for debate or discussion...!!! However...

President Barack Hussein Obama urged African nations to abandon laws criminalizing homosexuality, clashing with his host in Kenya, who called gay rights a “non-issue” for Kenyans.

Obama compared anti-gay policies to racial segregation and said equal treatment for all groups is crucial to both economic growth and the fight against terrorism.

"...the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed." John 3:19-20

Saturday, July 25, 2015

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A group is planning to unveil an 8-foot-tall bronze statue featuring a goat-headed Satan in Detroit during a gathering that’s being billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history.”
The Satanic Temple has said the private event will be open only to people with tickets, $25 each. Invitations to “The Unveiling” summoned guests to prepare for “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery… Come dance with the Devil and experience history in the making.” 
One day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that JESUS CHRIST IS LORD TO THE GLORY OF GOD. 
Until then.....

Friday, July 24, 2015

President Barack Obama supports the Defense Department’s decision to review the implementation of a new policy that could possibly lift the military’s ban against transgender people, White House spokesperson Josh Earnest told reporters.

“The Department of Defense is reviewing… the implementation of this policy with a bias in favor of lifting the [transgender] ban,” Earnest said. “And the President certainly believes that that is the right approach.”

Well, of course he does.!!!..  

"...for God has put it into their hearts to fulfill His purpose, to be of one mind, and to give their kingdom to the beast, until the words of God are fulfilled." Revelation 17:17

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Franklin Graham is being accused of intolerance after suggesting that America should not let Muslims immigrate within its borders.

After four U.S. Marines and a naval officer were gunned down in Chattanooga, Tennessee by a Muslim man, Graham wrote, “We should stop all immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until this threat with Islam has been settled. Every Muslim that comes into this country has the potential to be radicalized--and they do their killing to honor their religion and Muhammad.” 

It is only intolerance if one disagrees, otherwise.....

May God arise, His enemies be scattered..!!!!!!..

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

In what can only be described as a disgusting, monstrous and sacrilegious turn of events, two of the United Methodist Church’s chief administrators have co-authored an article that not only praises abortion but also says that more should be done to PROMOTE the heinous act of child murder.

The article is titled “Clearly More to be Done” and appears on the United Methodist Church’s General Board of Church & Society blog.

Our Book of Discipline (2012) speaks to the official position of the United Methodist Church by stating,;

 “We recognize tragic conflicts of life with life that may justify abortion, and in such cases we support the legal option of abortion under proper medical procedures by certified medical providers” (Social Principles ¶161J)…

 We recognize the significance of marking this day as we continue to face opposition to keeping abortion safe, legal, accessible and rare.

We also recognize that there continue to be many obstacles to reproductive justice, both nationally and internationally… eagle

Forgetting the Word of God, each man does what is right in his own eyes.!!!..

Monday, July 20, 2015

The American Center for Law & Justice is representing two students who say they were denied admission into a Baltimore County community college program because they said they were Christian.

Charisma News reports the students, Brandon Jenkins and Dustin Buxton, claim they were denied admission into the Community College of Baltimore County’s Radiation Therapy Program.
Jenkins says he was asked in his interview what was the most important thing in his life. He replied, “My God.”

Radiation Therapy Program Director Dr. Dougherty reportedly told Jenkins: “I understand that religion is a major part of your life ... however, this field is not the place for religion. ... If you interview in the future, you may want to leave your thoughts and beliefs out of the interview process."

Buxton told interviewers that the guiding principle in his life was his “faith.” In response Dougherty said: "He [Dustin] also brought up religion a great deal during the interview."

God - no longer welcome in America. Not in academia, not in politics, and not in many churches.

FYI:   Barack Hussein Obama wishes Muslims in America and around the world “Eid Mubarak!” or blessed Eid, praising efforts to recognize the end of Ramadan as an official national holiday.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dr. Greg Reid, Word from the Wall writes:

"With one Supreme Court ruling in late June, I believe the course of our country has been changed and the church must respond. For the world, the ruling on gay marriage is a victory over any kind of restraints God would impose. For the church, it will be a sifting of the wheat from the tares: those who stand with the scriptures and those who disregard or alter them, those who will find opportunity, fire and forward marching orders to preach the Gospel, and those who will continue to live in their bubble, even if it means abandoning truth. Everything is so uncharted that it is hard to give much of an analysis of where it all will go, but for now, I believe we need to be in fervent prayer and real preparation until Jesus’ return. Anyone, as I have mentioned before, with even a modicum of understanding of Bible prophecy is now trembling in the fear of God for the times that we are in, while also looking for His soon appearing..."

Please read the following article:

And keep an eternal perspective.!!!.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"Under the terms of the deal America has made with Iran, it provides Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief, Iran and global powers will cooperate to help teach Iran how to manage its nuclear infrastructure, which will largely remain in tact under the deal.

This will include “training courses and workshops to strengthen Iran’s ability to prevent, protect and respond to nuclear security threats to nuclear facilities and systems as well as to enable effective and sustainable nuclear security and physical protection systems,” according to the text.

Additional “training and workshops” would work to “strengthen Iran’s ability to protect against, and respond to nuclear security threats, including sabotage, as well as to enable effective and sustainable nuclear security and physical protection systems,” the text states.

The language was viewed as disturbing by analysts and experts who said such cooperation could help protect Iran against efforts by the Israelis or other countries to sabotage the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program in the future.

“The United States and its partners have just become the international protectors of the Iranian nuclear program. Instead of rolling back the Iranian nuclear program, we’re now legally obligated to help the Iranians build it up and protect it,” said one Western source present in Vienna and who is apprised of the details of the deal." Michael Becker

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Several Western world leaders and the government of Iran have reached a historic deal which is set to limit its nuclear activities in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. President Barack Obama and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani have both praised the deal, calling it a "new chapter."

Iran the big winner. The biggest loser, those forgotten Christians locked in Iranian prisons for their faith in Jesus Christ.

America' deal(s) with the devil will prove to be her downfall as repeatedly we read of God' wrath being poured out on those individuals and nations that forgot God - choosing to disobey His Word.
Man doing what is right in his own eyes has forgotten that our God is the same yesterday, today and forever.!!.

Perhaps they never knew.!!!!..

Monday, July 13, 2015

We are witnessing the persecution of Christians through the principle of incrementalism. Hitler did the same. First, there was the public chastising of the Jews. Then they were denied employment and the right to publicly practice their religion. Then the worst began to happen.
burning booksToday in the United States, the abolishment of Christianity is underway. Through the DHS sponsored Clergy Response Team and making churches into IRS controlled tax exempt foundations, the message from the pulpit is being controlled. Now we are witnessing the marginalizing of Christians and the removal Christian practices from all public venues. Christian traditions are being erased.
Will American christians stand up, speak up and follow the example of this christian family...

"To die for the sake of Christ, that's the happiest thing for me.  I'm grateful that she didn't change her religion.  She trust[ed] in God."

So states a Nigerian pastor upon learning that his daughter, kidnapped by Boko Haram, refused to convert to Islam.  He was told that the terrorists dug a hole, buried her up to her neck, and stoned her to death.  His wife added, "I believe she died with dignity.  Monica is now in heaven because she refused to convert."

And what would American christians have done in this instance.???.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

A homosexual man filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress.

Did the "Supreme Court" know the ripple effect their decision to disobey The Word of God would cause, or did they even care.??.  Reading daily The Word of God, comparing it to daily headlines it is apparent, to those who will see, that God' hand of blessing has been lifted from this nation. 

Knowing that judgement begins in the household of God, remembering that rain falls upon the just and the unjust,  I wonder if the remnant is prepared for what is swiftly coming upon this nation or do far too many have rapture rather than repentance on their mind.??.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Former President Jimmy Carter said in an interview that he thinks Jesus would approve of gay marriage.
“I think Jesus would encourage any love affair if it was honest and sincere and was not damaging to anyone else, and I don’t see that gay marriage damages anyone else,” Carter said in a HuffPost Live interview with Marc Lamont Hill published Tuesday.
“I believe Jesus would approve gay marriage,” he said. “That’s just my own personal opinion.”
Not clear as to which Bible this man is reading and getting his information, but it definitely is NOT the Holy Word of the Living God.  How far we have fallen when good is called evil and evil  is called good.!!!.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

More political correctness.

Israel Police shut down access to the Temple Mount for Jewish visitors until the conclusion of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on July 17.
Jewish worshipers who wanted to ascend to the holy site on Tuesday were greeted by a notice saying that the Mount would be off-limits to Jews until the end of Ramadan, Israel Radio reported.

The worshipers who were turned away called the ban a “surrender to terrorism.”(IsraelNews)

Monday, July 6, 2015

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” “When I am afraid, I will trust in You.”

I read an article recently that admonished the reader to be afraid. My understand is, feel free to correct me if I am wrong, there is a vast difference between fear and being afraid.
Charles Spurgeon writes: “The believer when he is brought into peace with God does not tremble at the thought of God's power. He does not ask, "Will He plead against me with His great power?” But he says, “No, that very power, once my terror, and fear, is now my refuge and my hope, for He shall put that very power in me. I rejoice that God is Almighty, for He will lend me His omnipotence—’He will put strength into me.”‘ The very power, which would have damned my soul, saves my soul. The very power that would have crushed me, God puts into me that the work of salvation may be accomplished. No, He will not use it to crush me, but He will put that very strength into me.”

My fear of the LORD is demonstrated in my reverence, my respect for Him and my love. He is my Abba Father, a father that I trust, rely upon and am assured of His love for me, I can rest without fear. The unbeliever has no fear because he has no faith. Ah, but the child of God…. Our disobedience without repentance should break our hearts and perhaps cause us to tremble. If we truly are His child our hearts desire is to please our Father in all we say and in all we do. We strive to obey God because we love Him as our Abba Father.

As we hear threats of war, market crashes, bird flu, diagnosis of cancer, approaching persecution of Christians in America, water shortages, ISIS on Texas border, terrorism, FEMA camps, Jade Helm 15, sodomy… the LORD admonishes us to fear not. We have been called for such a time as this. REJOICE that our God is Sovereign and rules and reigns in the affairs of man. Do not diminish His power by worrying or wringing your hands in fear.

“This wonderful God at times and for reasons beyond our understanding allows us to face and experience suffering, adversity, misunderstanding and trials so that He might purge our self serving nature and mature us into a more mature Christian that is being weaned from our long history of a self absorbed lifestyle. Despite our crying and objections our God still rules in our affairs and in the affairs of men everywhere, answering our prayers to make us more into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.” Rene Caza


Friday, July 3, 2015

The owners of a mom and pop bakery have just learned there is a significant price to pay for following their religious beliefs.

Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of Sweet Cakes By Melissa, have been ordered to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple after they refused to bake them a wedding cake in 2013.

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI) awarded $60,000 to Laurel Bowman-Cryer and $75,000 in damages to Rachel Bowman-Cryer for “emotional suffering.”

“This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage,” the final order read. “It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their sexual orientation. Under Oregon law, that is illegal.”

"Emotional suffering.?"  No, this is about Christian bashing and silencing all who would oppose sodomy.  

Prayer and bible reading were taken out of schools. The murder of children, called a women's right, freedom of choice, became law, then removal of the Ten Commandments in the public square. Through it all, the church has remained silent. And now sodomy has become the law of the land.

Will Christians and Evangelical churches rise up, taking a stand for The Word of God, or once again hit the snooze button and roll over.? Time will tell.!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Just the beginning for those that are called by His Name.  We are called to be salt and light in this very dark world.

The New York Post reports:
An anti-NYPD activist group is organizing an American flag burning event in a Brooklyn park Wednesday night — just three days before the Fourth of July.
“Disarm NYPD” announced a “Burn the American Flags” rally on Facebook, inviting people to “set fire to this symbol of oppression” in Fort Green Park at 7:30 p.m.
Mike Gendron, Proclaiming the Gospel writes;

"In the spirit of unity and charity, the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee is encouraging Catholics to pray for their Muslim brothers and sisters during the holy month of Ramadan. They are instructed to pray that the Muslims' fasting and almsgiving will be pleasing to God, and that they may be enriched by their reading of the Qur'an."  

While in Oklahoma...

Following a legal challenge from an apostate Baptist minister, the Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that a Ten Commandments monument placed on the grounds of the Oklahoma Capitol building must be removed because it violates the state Constitution’s prohibition of government property being used to support religion.