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Sunday, November 30, 2014

It is coming too fast.

Something is horribly wrong; in our world, in our country, our neighborhoods, our families. Flip on the news, surf the net and the face of evil glares back at you. What has befallen this earth and her people? America the beautiful has now become America the battlefield. The Middle East teeters on a very unstable foundation.

Those with eyes to see and ears to hear understand what is coming. Knowing that God will not be mocked, we grieve, we weep, we howl for the miseries that are coming upon us.

Ezekiel was commanded to eat the scroll. He was told it (I believe "it" to be The Word of God) would be sweet but would quickly become bitter. Why would The Word be sweet, only to become bitter?

Hebrews tells us:   "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."

John too was commanded to eat the scroll (Revelation 10). And like Ezekiel, it would be sweet in his mouth, only to become bitter.  Both of these strong, mighty men of faith were commissioned by God to prophesy to proclaim The Word of The LORD to their generation. And so too have we.!.  

To declare the Truth is also our commission from God. It will not be easy, nor will it be well received, but tell it we must. Tribulation awaits His people and His world.  Rejoice that you will be worthy to be called His follower.  

Pray and proclaim His Truth. His Words are sweet with bitter consequences.  John saw it and rejoiced. Ezekiel saw it and rejoiced.  

We too must see it, share it and rejoice!!

Friday, November 28, 2014

And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. – KJV – Ezekiel 9:4

Don't pass this off as only pertaining to Israel.   Is there a mark on your forehead???

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!  Enjoy the video, and count your many blessings. Remind others of all that the LORD has done for those that are His.

Monday, November 24, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone.
Not a huge sum, but the pastor said the LaSalle Street Church had received a tidy $1.6 million from a real estate deal, and $160,000 — a typical 10 percent tithe — would be divided among some 320 regular attendees. Each would get a $500 check to do something positive for anything or anyone, including themselves.
A female pastor??? 10 percent TITHE?  Doing something positive, for ANYONE, including themselves? Forget missions.  Forget the homeless, the widows, the orphans. Do something positive, for ME! (SRN)

Such a sad commentary for one calling itself the body of Christ.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Watching the erosion of America' church it is evident...

The church has not been taught truth. Pastors have preached, Sunday school teacher have taught a feel good, name it and claim it, seeker friendly - your best life now message, but they have not taught truth.

Gentle Jesus, meek and mild.....  What a friend we have in Jesus...

A steady diet of milk not meat has created a feeble, frail and powerless body. A body unprepared for the future that awaits America.

"...but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name. For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if it begins with us first, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER?…" 1 Peter 4

Judgment is not coming to America - JUDGMENT IS ALREADY HERE.!!. Yet, the church is disengaged, unprepared and sleeping soundly.

Daniel and the three Hebrew children were taken captive. Kingdom after kingdom were taken over by the enemies of God, prophets, priests and kings, the righteous as well as the unrighteous were taken captive.

"Jesus passed through the university of suffering and there obtained the certificate of perfect obedience.  And NOW He has become a Professor in the same university to teach obedience to all 'who are willing to enroll'.  As Hebrews 5 teaches, there is no compulsion here, as there was under the old covenant, with its "Thou shalt Not..."  Now the Spirit and the bride say, "Come, join this university."  No one can be a disciple who does not join this university... for this is the only place where disciples are trained.  Jesus is far more interested in saving us from evil than in saving us from tribulation. He permits us to go through tribulation because He knows that is the only way we become spiritually strong.   Such a message is strange teaching indeed to a comfort-loving Christendom  that has been coddled Sunday after Sunday for years. Coddled with ear-tickling sermons by pansy pastors. But this is the message that the apostles preached to the early churches.

Paul Barnabas, Peter, James...strengthened the souls of those in the early church, encouraging them to continue in the faith, saying; "Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God" Acts 14:22  [ Zac Poonen, Christian Fellowship Church]

It is my earnest prayer that the church will arise from its slumber, engage in the battle, study to show themselves approved of God, stop swallowing and following every wind of doctrine and stand on The Truth of The Word of God. 

"...and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near. For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins…" Hebrews 10

Thursday, November 20, 2014

"While Christians can coherently decry the brutal murder of men like Peter Kassig at the hands of the Islamic State, are our murders and dismemberments of thousands of innocent American children each and every day somehow less horrific because we (usually) don’t video record the assault?

Are our murders and  dismemberments of thousands of innocent American children each and every day somehow less evil because they are done in the name of American freedom and liberty?

The Star Spangled Banner may flutter in the breeze above us and we may go on and on singing about the “land of the free” in which we imagine ourselves to live, but we will be a people crushed under the judgment of God, having nothing left of true freedom, peace, prosperity, and joy…until and unless we finally repent and believe."

Scott Alan Buss

Monday, November 17, 2014

Come out of her My people and be ye separate says The LORD our God, but...

On Monday, November 17, 2014, Pope Francis will host a global ecumenical conference featuring Muslim leaders, pagans, and Chrislam founder Rick Warren from Saddleback Church in California. The official website says that the Colloquium is sponsored by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and co-sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family, the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, and
 the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity.
The conference will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Vatican, and is expected to feature more than 30 speakers from over 20 countries. According to the Catholic News Service, those of the Jewish, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Jaina Shasana, Taoist and Sikh religions will be present, as well as Roman Catholics and professing Christians. (Now The End Begins)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

9/11 is a reality, yet as ISIS rapes, crucifies, beheads and murders its way across Iraq, Imams are invited to offer the opening prayer in the USA House of Representatives. As Boko Haram kidnaps and sells young girls as sex slaves, Imams are invited to conduct prayers at the Washington National Cathedral.

As Iran imprisons Christians, because they are Christians, the US government embraces Iran as a partner in the peace process. Christians and Muslims DO NOT worship the same god. Jehovah God and Allah are NOT one in the same yet this does not stop Americans and the American government from embracing this horrifying evil "religion". Do not call Islam a religion of peace. That is a lie. ISIS is following the teachings of Mohammad as taught in the Quran. ISIS is not a radical form of Islam, ISIS is Islam.

Homosexuality is a sin against God. God condemns the homosexual lifestyle. Yet, the American government embraces this sin, seeking ways to help those who have chosen to disobey God. State after state have passed laws that condone this sinful behavior. Pastors embrace this deviant lifestyle, opening their churches to homosexuals, performing same sex marriages.

Abortion, the murder of the innocent, is a sin against God.  God condemns murder. Yet abortion has been the law of the land for decades. A law of convenience, a law condoning amoral lifestyles.

God's Word is very clear.!!.Why can't they see? Why don't they recognize what is being done in the name of "christianity." Why is His Word ignored in the church today?  Preachers, teachers, evangelist, elders, deacons; SPEAK UP.!!!.  Pew sitters; GET UP.!!!.. King Josiah understood the anger of the LORD, and determined to do something about it. [2 Kings 22]

“For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries." Hebrews 10

"The fear of the LORD [is] the beginning of knowledge: [but] fools despise wisdom and instruction." Proverbs 1:7

"How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger." Job 21:17

There is NO fear of God in America.!!.

I can only imagine the anger of our Righteous and Holy God against this proud nation and its arrogant people.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How Many..??...

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness… Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things…” Romans 1

Few of us know those who worship birds, four-footed beasts or creeping things, but how many do we know that worship mammon, positions, power, prestige, families, fortunes?

“Today's Christians are like deep-sea divers, encased in suits designed for many fathoms of the deep yet march bravely forth - pulling plugs out of bathtubs.” Peter Marshall

How many walk among us, friends, family, neighbors, who desire the benefits of Christianity, without the Lordship of Jesus Christ as King?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Snippets from brighter minds than mine:

“Oprahesque” doctrine, “Joel Osteen’ power of positive thinking” messages, scriptural perversion and false utopia are sweeping across our nation and around the world. Souls hang in the balance. Their mantras appeal to the flesh while corrupting the spirit. Tickling the ears of all who desire friendship with the world – a world without pain, trouble or woe. A world where everyone “goes along to get along.” Tolerance, for one and all, regardless of religious preferences, life style choices, or destructive habits. A world without the God of the Bible.

It is critical that we fully understand that our acceptance and adherence to this subtle deception, the perversion of God’s laws, is facilitating the implementation of the planned “one world religion” the plan of Satan to corrupt the church of God. Compromise is required by both pastor and parishioner. Sadly, compromise, in the name of tolerance is being embraced by religious leaders not just in the United States, but around the world.”

“...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

“"Hear this now, O foolish people, without understanding, Who have eyes and see not, and who have ears and hear not: Do you not fear Me?’ says the Lord. ‘Will you not tremble at My presence?" Jeremiah 5:21-22

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

November 5, 2014.… What Now.?.

Expect the Unexpected.!!.

Be Watchful, Be Vigilant.!!.

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Pray Continually, Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints..” Ephesians 6

Most of us can probably quote this scripture - chapter and verse. But….

Do we, His church, [not just in America, but around the world] stand strong in the LORD and in the power of His might.?. To me it would appear the answer to this question is.. NO

Are we able to stand against the wiles of the devil.?. That too does not appear to be the case.

Do we pray continually, with prayer and supplication in the Spirit [for all the saints].?.

Hmmm, how many times has your church or prayer group prayed with supplication for the persecuted Christians in the Middle East.?. How often has the church cried out for God to strengthen and purify His church?  How many times have you.?.

“And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”

“And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Our hope will never be found in Washington, D.C. in any man or in any mans policies.

He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.”


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

There was a Chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Prof noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student  told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while  fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, 'Do you know how to catch wild pigs?'  The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke. "You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are  used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.

They get used to that and start to eat, again you continue until you  have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The  pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to  eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and  around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten  how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America.  The government keeps pushing us toward Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms just a little at a time.
One should always remember 'There is no such thing as a free lunch!!' also 'You can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper then you can do it yourself.'
If you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is the problem confronting the future of democracy in America, PRAY FOR AMERICA.!!!..  Author Unknown

Monday, November 3, 2014

“When the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, decided to hold its annual Paint the Plow event — an initiative in which community schools are invited to paint snow plows — officials likely had no idea that the art project would devolve into a battle over the separation of church and state.

Image via Facebook/Lutheran High School of Sioux Falls

But that’s exactly what happened after an atheist’s complaint led officials to ask students at Sioux Falls Lutheran Elementary School and Sioux Falls Lutheran High School to rework the faith-based messages they had painted on the plows.

The City of South Dakota gave the Lutheran school the choice of repainting the snow plow or withdrawing, and the students chose to withdraw their art, so their message was painted over.

The schools principal said they used the incident to talk to students about a "civics lesson" on groups that oppose religious freedom. "We always talk about persecution in the Middle East - Christians being persecuted in the Middle East - and I said, It happens even here, in the United States, where we are supposed to have the freedom of religion and the freedom of speech."

An atheist complained so…..Hmmmm, wonder what would have happened if an Islamic organization had painted a plow which read -- “Allah is greater.?..

Just thinking out loud.