Monday, December 17, 2012

Just Imagine


I want you to do a little exercise for me.  I want you to sit back in a comfortable chair, and close your eyes.  Take a couple of deep breaths and think about your child or children.  If you’re a grandparent, think about your grandchildren.  Visualize their face and hair.  What color are their eyes?  Visualize their height and size.  Consider what makes them the wonderful, unique little individual they are, and what type of temperament and personality they possess.  

Now, keep your eyes closed and picture helping them get ready for school some morning.  Just a regular day, like any other day.  There they are, a clear image in your mind, all rumpled, trying to wake up and get dressed, still smelling of warm sleep.  

You help tie shoes or brush hair, and make sure they don’t forget the lunch you packed. You can hear the hustle and bustle and laughter as they get on the bus, and you call ‘Bye!  Have a good day,’ as it pulls away. You smile as you turn and walk back into the kitchen for another cup of coffee.  

Forty-five minutes later, you get a phone call or text from the school informing you that a shooting has occurred, and you need to get down there immediately.  Your stomach drops and your heart begins to pound rapidly, as you grab your coat and keys and head to the car, with your cell phone at your ear.   

You arrive at the school to find it crowded with dozens of police cars, ambulances and news crews.  There are people everywhere, some wandering around, dazed, others rapidly walking to fulfill their duties.  You find a place to park and run to the nearest authority, asking what happened?  They give you a distracted answer about some kid walking into the school and shooting twenty to thirty people. He tells you he doesn’t know if any are dead but he thinks so, as he apologizes and trots away, answering his radio.  

Are your eyes still closed?  You still with me, picturing this scene?  Can you hear people shouting orders over the sirens, and the sound of someone sobbing behind you? Are you visualizing other panicked parents arriving, their eyes wild with fear because they don’t have any more information than you do?  Do you feel the nauseated panic in your gut as you wonder if YOUR child might be among the victims? 

Dear God, why can’t you find anyone to give you any answers??  After an eternity of walking around, grabbing sleeves and pleading for information, an officer asks your name.  You tell him and as a shadow of sorrow crosses his face, you feel faint; life as you know it is over.  Because you know. You know.  

That silly, giggling, little treasure you put on that big yellow school bus just a few hours ago, is now lying nude under a clean, white sheet, on a cold, stainless steel table in the city morgue.  The obscenity of the situation is incomprehensible!  The facts refuse to permeate your brain. Oh God in heaven, surely this is a nightmare, but you can’t seem to wake up. You’re aware of family and friends holding you, murmuring choked condolences with tearstained faces.  

And all you can think, the only thing screaming over and over in your mind, is your baby is gone. They’re gone!  They won’t be home after school.  You don’t have to worry about what to fix them for dinner; you don’t need to finish that costume for the school play, because they’re dead.  They’re DEAD!   

You’ll never again on this earth hug and kiss them. You’ll never be able to share secrets as you cuddle in bed together.  No more opportunities to tell them you love them more than anything in the whole, wide world, or experience the unspeakable joy, that tiny taste of heaven’s bliss, when those little arms squeeze you back.     
 
Now open your eyes and whisper a prayer for each parent, family member and friend of those who were senselessly murdered in Connecticut.   

How could this happen, you ask?  Why would God allow those children and adults to be killed, when all they were doing was innocently going about their day at school?  Where was He?  Might I remind you of the very harsh truth, that God was banned from our schools back in 1963?  He isn’t allowed in the door anymore. 

You can’t even mention His name in most public schools or bow your head to say a silent prayer at lunch, without fear of being called out and sent to the principal’s office.  I’ve read of kids being sent home to change clothes because they had a cross or the name, Jesus, on their shirts.  So here’s my question…What else do you expect?  Why should senseless acts of violence in our schools so surprising?  

And WHY does the knee-jerk reaction of every community involved in a tragedy such as this, invariably consist of holding a candlelight vigil and saying prayers for the victims?  Doesn’t this seem even the slightest bit hypocritical, or at least nonsensical?  Who are these people praying to?  And for whom are they praying?  After all, there is no God, right?  And since there’s no life after death, what’s the point of turning to an Almighty Nobody for comfort?   

How fantastically insulting this must be to the heart of the Father!  Push Him off, blaspheme His holy name at every turn, mock His commandments and ignore the wisdom in them, and persecute those who cling to His Word and statutes. What kind of pushover do you think He is?  

Do you picture some benevolent, kindly Grandfather-like figure up in the clouds; some ancient old man with deep wrinkles, which merely nods and winks at sin? Well, hate to disappoint you, but our God is a consuming fire, and He is not to be taken for granted or trifled with.  

Am I saying those children and adults deserved to be killed?  Of course not! Don’t even go there.  But you must realize, due to the deliberate choices and long term, unrepentant sin of America, God HAS removed His hand of protection.  This kind of pointless carnage is but one result.  You should expect more.  Much more.   

Not necessarily school shootings, but other senseless, selfish acts that end in tragedy for some poor soul. See, He truly IS real, and this is part of the price we pay for demanding God get out of our face and stop telling us how to live our lives.  These kinds of events are the result of forbidding the Ten Commandments to be a part of our government and courtrooms; from banning Christian displays of the cross or a nativity scene in the public square. 

You don’t think so?  Well, think back.  Guns have been a part of society for over two hundred years, but you don’t remember hearing about random massacres before the 1960’s do you? Cause and effect, folks.  

Hey, you wanted God gone.  Well, He acquiesced to your demand and stepped back, so don’t go whining and blaming Him when tragedy strikes.  By the way, how’s that ‘separation of church and state’ working out for you? 

In case you haven’t noticed the ever increasing coldness and lack of conscience in human beings these days, I’ll just list a few things I’ve read about in the news over the last month or so.   

*A Chicago city police officer was writing a parking ticket in front of Colonel Phillips FENCED IN home, when Mr. Phillips came outside to see why he was getting a ticket. His little 7 month-old, mini Bull Terrier followed him outside. Although the dog was INSIDE the fenced yard, the officer pulled his gun and shot the puppy twice, then calmly resumed writing the ticket.  The puppy survived surgery.  My, what a big, strong, manly officer he is!   

*In Buenos Aires, a group of judges exonerated thirteen accused sex-slave operators, despite 130 witnesses, dozens of which graphically described the brutal conditions they had endured as victims.  The judges ruled the witnesses were ‘lying.’  Can you say ‘bribe?’ 

*NYC government slams Sandy victims with “Failure to Maintain Property” citations.  Kick ‘em when they’re down! 

*The parents of a 10 year old son in Texas kept the child locked in a bedroom, feeding him only bread and water, for months. When he died from starvation, they threw his body in a nearby creek.  I don’t think they’ll receive the ‘Parents of the Year’ award.  

*A chef in California, on trial for killing his wife, confessed to slow cooking her body and throwing it out with the kitchen scraps.   Mmmm, tastes like chicken! 

*A 29 year old Texas man stabbed his girlfriend/baby mama to death, and then proceeded to burn his 1 year old baby alive because she had gone to court, seeking child support.  How’s THAT for taking responsibility? 

Believe me, I could go on and on, but I think I’ve made my point.  The apostle Paul warned that selfishness and violence would increase to such a fevered pitch in the last days, he called these times “perilous.”  Sometimes his prediction seems to have been an understatement! 

This is what he said in 2 Timothy 3: 1-4. “This know also, that in the last days, perilous times shall come.  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous,, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.” 

Now, we know these sicko kinds of crimes have been committed throughout history, but the difference today is the exponential increase in cruelty and frequency.  Behaviors like these parallel other end time prophecies, which speak of a rise in the number and severity of natural disasters such as earthquakes, famines, pestilences, floods, and droughts, as well as more wars, ethnic clashes, upheavals in governments, economies and signs in the heavens. 

I think it’s safe to say that nearly everyone with a pulse can sense that the forces of evil are  amplified more and more each day; growing ever stronger, and pressing closer and closer around us. There are days it’s almost suffocating!  Perverse cruelty and corruption permeates every nook and cranny of society, and is sometimes so pervasive, so tangible it wouldn’t be surprising if you could literally reach out and touch that unseen, putrid world with your 3rd dimensional human hand. 

It’s tiresome to be sure, but America exacerbated our exposure to satanic attacks by foolishly choosing to reappoint Bronco Bama to rule over this land for another four years; Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Rule of Law be damned!  Stripping the law abiding citizens of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms will NOT prevent the type of tragedy that happened in Connecticut, but that is precisely this administration’s goal.   

Why?  Because tyranny cannot exist if those to be terrorized and broken are able to adequately defend themselves.  It really is just that simple, prompting our Founding Fathers to ensure we the people, could protect ourselves.  If a security guard, Principal or teacher in that Elementary School had access to a gun, the number of casualties would have been drastically reduced.  Instead, they were unarmed, sitting ducks, completely helpless as they faced evil.  

Ladies and gentlemen, look at what has happened in America and around the world in the last 50 years.  The human heart has grown more crippled and perverted, and very little compassion or courtesy exists on this earth anymore.  Now, get this…we are living in these circumstances while the church and the Holy Spirit are still on this earth!  Do understand the significance of that?? 

Look at 2 Thessalonians 2: 3-8.  “Let no man deceive you by any means; for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exhalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.  Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?   And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work; only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.  And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.” 

Well, we can plainly see how the mystery of iniquity is already working, and obviously putting in some serious overtime hours. However, the Holy Spirit, living inside us is STILL here, restraining evil.  And it’s this bad already?   

Can you even begin to imagine what mankind will turn into when the church and the Holy Spirit are taken out of the way??  Good heavens, what kind of depraved, demonically driven acts will be committed by those left behind to face the tribulation, with all its charms!  

There will be no sense of propriety or civility, and any respect for law and order will be out the window.  They’ll be nowhere to run, and no one to run to for safety; in fact, law enforcement will be the LAST thing you’ll want to trust! 

Nah, I think I’ll skip all that, thank you very much.  I’ve been washed in the blood of the spotless Lamb of God, and because of that and ONLY that, I stand acceptable and righteous before the God and judge of the universe.  My ‘get out of jail free’ ticket has been punched and I’m ready for that glorious trumpet to sound.  

How about you? Time is so short. Please repent and accept the pardon Jesus died a horrible death to freely give you.  Being left behind will be your worst nightmare on steroids.  Please, please don’t risk it!  Today is the day of salvation.  Even one hour from now may be too late.

 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hey Everybody, Watch This!


More often than not, that phrase is uttered by someone with less than stellar decision making skills, engaging in some foolish, risk taking behavior which usually results in the need for a quick trip to the nearest emergency room.  Funny thing is, one of Webster’s Dictionary definitions of the word ‘watch’ is, “to keep in view so as to prevent harm or warn of danger,” which seems to be at odds with the request to have someone witness accidental carnage.  

Of course, there are other meanings of the word ‘watch.’ 1. Stay awake intentionally: keep vigil.  2. To be on the lookout for danger: be on guard. 3. To keep oneself informed about. 4. To lie in wait for, especially so as to take advantage of something.  The synonyms include alertness, heed,  expect, anticipate, await, expect and hope.  

Jesus tells us over and over in His Word, to watch for His return.  Actually, it’s more of a warning to watch, so we’re not taken by surprise.  However, there doesn’t appear to be very many Christians these days who are truly watching, and that concerns me.  

There seems to be two main theories regarding who will be taken in the rapture, and who will be left behind.  One states that everyone who is a professing Christian will be raptured, with no regard given to the seriousness of their walk with Christ.  The second theory posits that only those who are watching and longing for the Lord’s return will be whisked to safety.   

This is a touchy subject, but hey, since I’ve never been one to shy away from a controversy, I thought I’d put my two cents worth in the pot, stir it up and see what happens.  I can’t wait for the hate mail.  OK, here goes.  It is my opinion that the latter theory is correct; that only those who are actively watching and longing for the Lord’s return, will be spared the Tribulation.  

There are several reasons why this makes sense.  Allow me to explain.  First of all, let’s start at the obvious; the relationship the Bible states the Church has with Christ.  We are His Bride, the one He chose to love and cherish forever.  Think logically here.  What prospective groom wants to marry a bride who isn’t crazy in love with him? 

What groom wants to take on the responsibility of providing for, respecting, protecting and loving a potential spouse who’s more interested in what she can get out of him, than giving herself to him completely? She should respect, admire and adore her fiancée, confident and resting in his love for her.  When they’re together, she shouldn’t be looking over his shoulder, checking out other men, or thinking about how to manipulate him into buying stuff for her.   

And when they’re apart for any length of time, he needs to be assured and comfortable, knowing she is faithful and belongs only to him; that she is willing to be patient as she waits expectantly and joyously for his return so they can start their lives together. Is that what is happening in the mainstream church of today?  Are you kidding?  Not even close! 

The mainstream church/bride of today is out partying, spending money hand over fist and sleeping around with every attractive male that walks in the door.  Her mind isn’t stayed on her future groom. Now, does that really sound like the kind of so-called, professing Christian Jesus would want to waste His time on? I don’t believe so.  

No, He’s coming to take to Himself a Bride whose eyes shine with His light; who spends her days fulfilling her earthly responsibilities, while dreaming of Him and the new life they will share when He returns to get her.   

Let’s look at what scripture has to say.  Luke 21: 34-36 seems to have been written for the church of today.  This is what Jesus said, with the Greek meanings in parentheses: 

“And take heed (be attentive) to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts (soul, mind, desires) be overcharged (weighed down) with surfeiting (giddiness that comes from alcohol), and drunkenness, and cares (anxiety) of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares (unforeseen, suddenly). For as a snare (unexpected deadly trap, peril) shall it come (arrive, overtake) on all them (individually) that dwell (a fixed abode) on the face of the whole (entire) earth.  Watch (be attentive, ready) ye, therefore, and pray (desire, long for) always, that ye may be accounted worthy (judged deserving) to escape (flee out of) all (each, every) these things that shall (will) some to pass (happen), and to stand (continue safe and sound) before (in the presence of) the Son of Man.   

Hmmm.  Interesting.  According to this, we Christians are commanded by Christ Himself, to take great care to stay on guard against the probability that the responsibilities and anxieties of this life can weigh so heavily on our minds and hearts, taking up so much of our attention, that His coming catches us off guard.   

This event is going to be so unexpected, it will feel like a deadly trap to everyone on the whole earth who isn’t prepared to go.  Therefore, we are to stay acutely aware that He could show up at any moment, and we should pray and long for his appearing, so we can be judged worthy to completely escape the tribulation that is coming and be able to stand, safe and sound in His presence.  

Sounds pretty clear to me.  Does this, or does this not imply, that there will be some professing Christians whose hearts are so caught up with the things of this life; that aren’t looking for, much less LONGING for His return, that won’t be judged worthy to escape.  Gee, how many people like that do you know? Let’s cut the baloney here.  That describes the VAST majority of so-called Christians today!  

I get hundreds of emails from folks describing the reaction they get from fellow believers in their social groups or church congregations, who look at them as if they have three heads, when they express the genuine desire for Jesus to return as soon as possible.  These people make them feel like fools; as if THEY are all holy-roller and out of touch with life.   

It’s been said that when the Bible repeats itself, you’d better pay attention.  So, is this commandment to ‘watch’ for His return, stated anywhere else in scripture?  Yes, and by none other than Jesus, the one who promised to come back.   

According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, the same Greek word for ‘watch’ was used in each of the following verses.  The word, ‘grhgorevw,’ means ‘to give strict attention to,’ ‘be cautious, active,’ ‘to take heed, lest through remission and indolence, some destructive calamity suddenly overtake one.’  

Remission means, ‘negligent, careless, derelict, lax,’ and indolence means, ‘lazy, idleness, sloth.’  Finally, calamity means, ‘great distress, disaster, an event causing great harm, loss or affliction.’   

The verses with the bold highlighting were said by Jesus.  

Matthew 24:42, “WATCH therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.” 

Matthew 25:13, “WATCH therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.” 

Mark 13:35, “WATCH ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.” 

Luke 21:36, “WATCH ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” 

1 Thessalonians 5:6 “Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us WATCH and be sober.” (Per Paul) 

1 Peter 4:7, “But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and WATCH unto prayer.” (Per Peter) 

Revelation 3:3, “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.”  

Revelation 15:16, “Behold, I come as a thief.  Blessed is he that WATCHETH, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.” 

Just as a little matter of interest, the word ‘thief’ in this verse means, ‘embezzler,’ ‘pilferer,’ ‘false teachers who do not care to instruct men, but abuse their confidence for their own gain.’  Can you say, ‘Emergent Church’?   

OK, let’s review.  Jesus is the one who died for us, the one who rose again for us and intercedes for us at this very moment. He’s the one who feels the tender affection a groom does for his bride, and who has spent over 2000 years preparing just the perfect place for us, and he specifically told us no less than 6 times, to WATCH for his return!   

Hmmm.  You reckon He wants us to watch for His return?  You think He really meant it?  Do you suppose there is a difference in His mind between those who actively watch and long for His return, verses those who are still entangled and enchanted by the things of this world?  I have a sneaking suspicion the answer is ‘yes.’ 

There’s another reason I think the number of Christians who will be spared the Tribulation will be surprisingly small.  Take a look at Revelation 7: 9-10, “After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.” 

On to verses 13-14. “And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?  And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” 

Here we clearly see that John witnessed in heaven, a ‘great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues.’  Think about it.  Again, the VAST majority of professing Christians today in first world countries are not particularly interested in the return of Christ.  They aren’t hearing about the rapture from their pastors, because most seminaries today don’t teach about eschatology and end time events anymore. 

Those subjects don’t fill the churches with happy, shiny faced people who are willing to give lots of money to building projects and community outreaches.  Prophecy and the rapture and the tribulation are scary subjects and difficult to understand, so they pretend that stuff’s not really a part of the Bible, and just kind of respectfully ignore it.  Besides, those things represent major life changes, and people are naturally afraid of and resist change, even if that change is for the better.  After all, the unknown is terrifying.  

Here in America, people’s attention is fixated on what another four years of this administration will bring.  They’re worried about the economy and their jobs, as well as their retirement accounts and their children’s future. Most folks are STILL completely ignorant of what this President and his Globalist handlers have planned for this country. Hate to tell ‘em, but their lives are going to drastically change anyway, and if they aren’t accounted worthy to escape these things, what they’ll face ain’t gonna be a barrel of laughs.  

So, if everyone who states they are a Christian IS raptured, where did that innumerable multitude of tribulation believers that John saw, come from?  According to the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, as of December 2011, there are approximately 2+ billion Christians in the world. Of course, what is included in the term ‘Christian’ isn’t universal.   

The term ‘Christian’ I am using, is a person who confesses that Jesus is God’s only begotten Son, who was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as the propitiation for our sins, rose again the third day, ascended to sit at the right hand of God the Father, and who offers salvation by our confession and acceptance of His grace alone.  

Pew Research states that of that 2+ billion, half are Catholic, 37% are Protestant, 12% are Orthodox and the remaining 1% belong to sects who claim they are Christians, when they are no such thing, i.e., Mormons.   

True Christians are those who strictly hold to the teaching of Ephesians 2: 8-9 for their definition of salvation, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works, lest any man should boast.”  That unfortunately disqualifies an awful lot of those 2+ billion people who profess they belong to Christ.  

When we subtract the Emergent Church crowd, who are not taught the need for repentance and trusting in the blood that was shed for them, along with the untold millions who go to church, because they think that’s what it takes to get in good with the ‘Man upstairs,” along with those deceived souls in the Chrislam movement, that 2+ billion number really shrinks.   

Of the professing believers that remain, who are true Christians in every sense of the word, how many do you suppose would be included in the remnant that spend their days watching and longing for the return of their Lord?  How many Christians have hearts that have disengaged from the things of this world, whose greatest desire is to go home to be with Jesus? 

I venture that number is abysmally small.  Don’t forget that Jesus emphasized over and over again, His desire that His Bride watch for His return; that we are NOT to be distracted by the concerns of this world, but to ‘pray always’ that we will be found worthy to escape the coming wrath of God.  It is more than obvious this mindset is of utmost importance to Him.   

This would explain why the number of tribulation saints John witnessed in Revelation, will be so huge.  I fear there will be untold millions of Christians who, to their horror, will be left behind because they weren’t WATCHING as He instructed.   

So where do you fit in?  Are you secretly hoping Jesus will hold off coming back due to plans and dreams you want to see fulfilled first?  Do you ever give more than a passing thought that today might be the day He snatches His Bride home to be with Him, as He promised?  Do you spend intimate time alone with your heavenly fiancée every day, praying you’ll be found worthy to escape the horrors we see closing in on us?  

I freely admit that I hold no doctorate in theology, nor have I attended Bible school, but I’ve been a dedicated Christian, by the truest definition, for 42 years.  In that time, I’ve logged a bazillion hours of church services and Bible teaching/reading and have a very solid grasp on what the Word of God teaches.  I’ve also got a decent amount of common sense, and carry a simple belief that the Bible literally means what it says, and says what it means.  

Now, I may be flat out wrong in my opinion that the number of those raptured will be shockingly small, but from what I see and hear about the church of today, compared to what Jesus Himself said He expected us to be doing in these last days, I don’t think I’m off base at all.  If I’m wrong, then I’ll be wonderfully surprised when that Blessed Hope occurs.  

But if I’m correct in my assessment, most of you reading this had better examine your hearts and make sure you’re watching and ready to go.  Disengage from the things of this earth and look up, for our redemption draws near.  Again, I could be wrong.  But do you really want to take that chance?

 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Down the Rabbit Hole

“It would be so nice if something made sense for a change.”
           Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland 

Isaiah 5: 14-15, “Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.  And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled.” 

Isaiah 5: 20-21, 23  “Woe to them who call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!” 

“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here.  I’m mad.  You’re mad.”
            Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland 

There are days I think I’ve completely lost touch with reality; like Alice did when she went down the rabbit hole and encountered a topsy-turvy world that made little sense. However, the most terrifying part of this sensation of societal vertigo is the realization that I haven’t lost touch with reality; it’s reality that has changed! 

I remember watching the horror of 9/11 on TV as it unfolded, thinking to myself that life in this country would never again be the same.  It was as if some cosmic force invaded and our country would be, from that moment on, doomed. Since that day, what I felt in my spirit has come to pass, and now American society has degenerated to such an extent, it has literally turned inside out from what it was in 2001.  However, I’ve always been a firm believer that the beginning of the end of our country, actually started on June 17, 1963. 

So what’s so mystical about this date?  It was the day the United States Supreme Court handed down its verdict declaring that reading the Bible, or saying a prayer in public schools was unconstitutional. You can still hear the echo of God’s heart breaking over this ruling, all these decades later.  Well, like Galatians 6: 7 states, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”  And baby, look at us now!  

A few months earlier, on January 10, 1963, the Honorable A.S. Herlong entered into the Congressional Record of the House of Representatives, information from “The Communist Takeover of America: 45 Declared Goals” excerpted from The Naked Communist, by Cleon Skousen.  Let me list just a few of these goals for your consideration: 

#15  Capture one or both of the political parties in the U.S. 

#17  Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current communist propaganda.  Soften the curriculum.  Get control of the teacher’s associations.  Put the party line in the textbooks. 

#20  Infiltrate the press.  Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy making positions. 

#21  Gain control of key positions in radio, TV and motion pictures. 

#26  Present homosexual, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.” 

#27  Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion.  Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.” 

#28  Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools, on the grounds it violates the principal of “separation of church and state.” 

#40  Discredit the family as an institution.  Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.  

Out of the 45 listed goals, only about 5 have not been fully realized, and a few of those are in the works right now.  Well.  Isn’t that special?  Psalm 89: 40 “Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strongholds to ruin.”  Actually, WE broke down our own hedges of God’s protection by forbidding Him entrance into our schools, and by systematically kicking Him to the curb of public life in general.   

We are reaping what we have sown.  We allowed a break in the hedge of God’s protection on this country, allowing satan and his little minions to move right in.  Now, we find ourselves today re-electing a Christ hating, Muslim loving, baby-killing, homosexual supporting, Communist for President, along with a Congress who is complicit with his plans to destroy this country, all to facilitate the rise of the New World Order.  I hope you who perpetrated this obscenity, are proud of yourselves. 

How wonderfully progressive and politically correct you are!  Those of you who profess to belong to Jesus Christ, who voted for that demonically controlled troll, will rue the day you chose his provision over God’s provision. You chose his brand of morality over the precepts and commandments of a Holy God.  You might want to re-evaluate whom you serve.  You, above all, are what the Communists call, “useful idiots.”  

I love the BBC’s definition of a “useful idiot”: “This refers to Western journalists, travelers and intellectuals who gave their blessing—often with evangelistic fervor—to tyrannies and tyrants, thereby convincing politicians and the public, that utopias rather than Belsens thrived.”  Belson, for those of you who’ve never cracked open a history book that wasn’t revisionist, was one of the most heinous Nazi concentration camps in NW Germany.  

Here is where the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ part comes in.  Growing up during the era of the Cold War, we would occasionally hear of news stories from the Soviet Union’s state news service, Pravda.  Back then, America was the bastion of freedom, prosperity and sunlight, while the USSR represented everything dull and gray with cruel, tyrannical repression and poverty. We used to shake our heads in disgust and sympathy for the poor, oppressed citizens of that cold, barren, hopeless country.    

This week, I discovered the English version of Pravda’s online news.  And what did this news service, which used to be so tightly censored by the state, have to say?   Well HECK, come on in and jump down the rabbit hole with me, ‘cause you’re not EVEN going to believe this!  The world has certifiably turned upside down, and inside out. 

THEY are bewildered by America’s choice to re-elect “Barack Obama, the Communist,” back into office, and if anyone can spot a communist at a thousand paces, it’s Pravda!  My Lord God in heaven, where AM I??  One of the articles is titled; The Reason Obama is President, by Xavier Lerma.  Here is the very first, devastatingly accurate sentence: “The reason America has the trillion dollar war monger, Obama as president today, is because of immorality and materialism in America.”  

People, don’t you get it??  The former Soviet run news service is calling US immoral!  You remember the Soviet Union, don’t you?  Tyrannical, KGB thugs breaking down citizen’s doors in the middle of the night, dragging people out of their beds, never to be seen again?  The Soviet Union, where freedom of speech and the press were nothing more than a pipe dream?  Where the state dictated where you lived, what you did for a living and how much money you could make, while refusing to allow you to leave the country to search for a better life?  

THAT former Soviet Union, now Russia, is aghast at the results of America’s insistence of throwing God out of our society.  Can you believe it?  Here is more of what Mr. Lerma had to say.  To begin with, he quoted George Washington, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”  

He continues, “The revisionist historians have tried to ‘cover up’ God himself by not allowing recent generations to know that America was once a nation of religious people.  Now, over half the people in America are not well informed and are willing to believe the spoon fed propaganda from the Democrats and Republicans, who are notorious for wanting to stay in power.  Their worshippers get their education from TV and their friends.” 

“They overlook Obama as they overlooked Clinton’s mistakes, or think their vote counts and they actually have freedom while approving of wars overseas.  Such people are the product of America’s decaying society, whose reality has been warped by drugs and other selfish pleasures.  America has gradually become worse from the drugs, rock and roll of the 60’s and 70’s, to the drugs and rap music of today.  The Communists won while Americans smoked pot.”  

AAAARRRRHHHHHGGGG!   Would you like a spot of tea before we continue, Alice? 

He goes on to describe how the alienation of God began in our classrooms after JFK was assassinated; how blasphemy and perversions are portrayed on TV and in our movies as normal, as well as the “silent holocaust” of aborting our unborn. He states, “Where there is no God, there is chaos,” and adds that Americans are suffering from a spiritual illness most commonly referred to in previous years, as “sin.”   

He also points out, “’Freedom of the press,’ means the media will be free to report what it wants you to know.  ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and even FOX, are similar to the Communist Soviet Union’s Pravda.  You are now in an atheistic society as the Soviet Union once was.  Pravda online, has become more news worthy now as Christianity flourishes.” 

RUSSIA is saying these things about America!  And what they are saying is TRUE!  How shameful and disgusting we’ve become!  William Penn, American patriot, said, “Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.”  Welcome to the U.S.S.A.  The United Socialist States of America.  

Mr. Lerma finishes by saying, “The Communists took over America after JFK was shot. American society then took a sharp nose dive into Hell.  With the presidential elections rigged, there was no stopping their agenda.  Call it Marxism, Socialism or Communism.  It’s all the same.” 

Well, they should certainly know!  But, Mr. Obama is the messiah, or as actor, Jamie Foxx just stated at the 2012 Soul Train Music Awards, “Let’s give an honors to god, our lord and savior, Barack Obama.”  Huh?  BO was re-elected because he’s going to save the economy and give us all free stuff that other people have to pay for.  Isn’t that the story?  

Back in 2009, Vladimir Putin, current President of Russia, was the country’s Prime Minister.  He gave a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, warning against any country repeating the ‘Soviet mistake.’ 

Mr. Putin stated, “…we are reducing taxes on production, and investing money in the economy. The second possible mistake would be excessive interference into the economic life of the country and the absolute faith into the all-mightiness of the state.  There are no grounds to suggest that by putting the responsibility over to the state, one can achieve better results.” 

“Unreasonable expansion of the budget deficit, accumulation of the national debt are as destructive as an adventurous stock market game.  During the time of the Soviet Union, the role of the state in economy was made absolute, which eventually led to the total non-competitiveness of the economy.  That lesson cost us very dearly.  I am sure no one would want history to repeat itself.”  Well, Vlad, apparently no one in America was listening because our beloved dictator is doing everything you warned against.   

Folks, if the people of the former Soviet Union, one of the most cruel, repressive, tyrannical, corrupt governments ever to exist, are alarmed to see America slowly taking on those very same attitudes and attributes while losing our civil liberties, it serves to prove what I’ve been saying for months. America is dead meat, and if you are stupid and blind enough to put your hope in our charismatic, demonically controlled President, you will be lost and left behind when the true Messiah yanks His Bride home.  

There is NO hope here!  WAKE UP while you still have time, humble yourself before Almighty God, repent of your sins, and accept the free pardon His only begotten son, Jesus, died to provide to you.  

Mark my words: America will end up making the old Communist Soviet Union look like Disney Land.  But hey, if that’s what you want, you go right on ahead and trust your government completely.  Enjoy your topsy-turvy, ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ mind-bending reality, based on lies and deceit.  Have at it! 

I climbed out of the rabbit hole a long time ago, and am headed home.

 

Saturday, November 24, 2012

So What Now?

Well, well, well, I think all of us are wondering what’s next.  The election is over and as a result of America’s decision, she is finished.  So where does that leave us?  What’s going to happen from here on out?  Let’s look at some scenarios in the light of what the Bible has to say, as well as what our illustrious, industrious President has put into place during his first term.  

To reiterate, America has no significant role in end time prophecy in the Bible.  Since we have been the reigning world superpower for the last 30 years or so, this logically means our economic influence and military might has to decline sharply. We will probably end up being absorbed into what the Globalists have termed the ‘North American Union,’ comprised of Canada, the former United States of America and Mexico, causing all three countries to lose their national sovereignty. 

After 9/11, President Bush enacted several laws supposedly to ‘protect’ America from terrorists.  The Patriot Act greatly expanded law enforcement’s ability to gather intelligence and surveillance on citizens within the United States, to the point of dangerous infringement on our civil liberties.  Next, came the Homeland Security Act which formed the Department of Homeland Security, effectively absorbing FEMA as well as the TSA in 2003.  

President Obama continued feeding the Federal government’s creeping, tyrannical appetite by disregarding the function of Congress, and signing close to 140 Executive Orders just in his first 4 years in office.  I’m not really surprised that he has chosen to operate in this manner.  I DO find it curious that the members of Congress have been all but completely silent about Obama’s methods of expanding Presidential control over nearly all aspects of American citizen’s lives.  

Here are a few examples.  Obama’s Executive Orders allow the President the following: 

*President can declare a State of National Emergency, instituting martial law and Congress cannot review the action for 6 months

*Office of Emergency Planning is authorized to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and/or economic or financial crisis

*Department of Justice will be allowed to operate penal/correctional institutions (FEMA internment camps)

*FEMA authorized to establish control over the production/distribution of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and flow of money in any undefined National Emergency

*Feds will control the entire financial sector, power grid, water systems and transportation networks, including all modes of transportation including land, sea, railways, air, as well as personal vehicles and boats and other recreational vehicles

*Complete control over all food, farms, livestock, farm equipment, fertilizer, seeds, food production as well as all water resources

*Feds are allowed to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision, without compensation

*Feds will control all health resources and welfare functions

*Postmaster General will operate a national registration of all people

*Housing and finance authority can test new population locations and relocate citizens accordingly

*Feds have the power to freeze all bank accounts and stop any financial transaction that a ‘sanctioned person’ may own or try to perform.  If the Prez. , Secretary of the State or Secretary or the Treasury declares an individual to be a ‘sanctioned person,’ that person will be unable to access their accounts, unable to process or make loans and unable to move money to any other financial institution inside or outside the U.S.  Neither can a third party access the accounts for the ‘sanctioned person.’  If the ‘sanctioned person’ feels the ruling is unfair, he cannot sue, therefore, the Feds are now literally allowed to rob us blind and we have no recourse.  This will soon include IRA’s, 401K accounts, stocks, bonds or any other retirement funds. No proof of any wrong doing by the government is required.  NO, I am NOT kidding! 

On September 9, 2012, DHS Secretary, Janet Napolitano stated that an Executive Order granting the President sweeping power over the Internet is “close to completion.”  But, of course it is!  We would expect nothing less from this administration. 

In addition, as if there were any facet of our lives the Feds don’t have control over, BO and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton are hell-bent on signing the United Nations Treaty On Small Arms Trade, which will nullify our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms unless Congress objects. And I think it’s been proven that Congress is not going to object.  Gun confiscation under penalty of prison will occur. 

After all, it’s difficult to establish a totalitarian government if the citizens are armed and ready to fight to retain their freedom.  Senator Ron Paul warned, “As sure as government health care will be forced on us by the Obama administration through whatever means necessary, so will gun control.”  

So, what does all this add up to?  Our President can literally decide to declare a National State of Emergency, for ANY reason whatsoever, which gives him the authority to institute martial law and enact all of his Executive Orders.  Seriously, the parameters for his ability to do this are vast.  Someone looks at him funny—he can declare a state of emergency.  He gets a hangnail—state of emergency.  It’s just that vague.  

He can cut off the power to any or all cities.  He can cut off food and water distribution, and forbid escape from this country by any means.  He can freeze ALL bank accounts and other assets of every citizen. He can literally round up Americans and throw them into the FEMA camps without charge, attorneys or redress of any kind.  He now has that power, and very soon, will be able to shut off communication to the outside world through the internet.  

So, would he really do that?  Does the Pope wear a funny hat?  Do politicians lie?  Do dogs target fire hydrants?  OF COURSE HE WILL!!!   

Oh folks, wake up and smell the coffee.  The New World Order the Globalists/Illuminati have salivated over and planned for many years is coming into focus.  It’s the perfect set up for the antichrist to rule and there are some nightmarish events that are, without a doubt, headed our way.  Interestingly enough, this has been orchestrated through the deliberate use of warfare, financed by the world bankers. 

Most Illuminati/Globalists are also high degree Freemasons, whose aim is to establish a one world government or New World Order, as well as abolish all religion except for Luciferianism, or the worship of Lucifer.  Believe it or not, these fools, who consider themselves to be superior to the rest of us genetically and intellectually, believe Lucifer to be pure, virtuous, wholesome, innocent and out to help people.   

Albert Pike, a nineteenth century attorney, Confederate officer and the head of Freemasonry in America, wrote the book, Morals and Dogma.  In it, he states, “Lucifer the Light-bearer!  Strange and mysterious name given to the Spirit of Darkness!  Lucifer, Son of the Morning!  Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual or selfish souls!  Doubt it not!”  Dude was really into exclamation points. 

One of his good friends was Giuseppe Mazzini, an Italian politician and head of the European Freemasons.  On 8/15/1871, Pike wrote a letter to Mazzini that detailed the plan to consolidate the world under the direction of Lucifer through three World Wars.  Again, the world bankers have financed both sides of every war since the American Revolution. 

Here is what Pike envisioned three World Wars would accomplish: 

“The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic communism.  The divergences caused by the agents of the Illuminati between the British and the Germanic empires will be used to foment this war.  At the end of the war, communism will be built and be used to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions.” 

As history has proven, the last Russian Czar, Nicholas Romanov and his family, were executed by the Bolsheviks, a faction of the Marxist Russian Social Democratic Labour Party.  The Globalists achieved their aim.  

Pike’s letter to Mazzini continued. “The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the fascists and the political Zionists.  This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism is strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine.  During the Second World War, international communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would then be restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm.”  

As we all know, the Nazis were defeated and the state of Israel was born in 1948.  Communism in Soviet Russia took over and was balanced with American Christianity, which has slowly been restrained more and more as the years have gone by. The Globalists again achieved their goal.  

However, it’s unlikely they paid much attention to Biblical prophecy regarding Israel.  Some 2,600 years ago, the Lord gave Ezekiel this prophecy in chapter 37, verse 21, “And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, wither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land.”    

Isaiah 66: 8 sums up God’s plan and timetable, “Who hath heard such a thing?  Who hath seen such things?  Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day?  Or shall a nation be born at once?  For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.” 

Almighty God, who designed the history of mankind before He laid the foundations of this earth, used the Globalist’s plans to bring about His will to bring His chosen people back into their land.  The State of Israel was born in one day; May 14, 1948.  

What do these Lucifer worshipping men have in store for the future?  WWIII, of course!  Pike finishes his vision of consolidating world governments and religion under Lucifer.   

“The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the agents of the Illuminati between the political Zionists and the leaders of the Islamic world.  This war must be conducted in such a way that Islam and political Zionism mutually destroy each other.  Meanwhile, the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion. We shall unleash the nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm within  all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil.  The multitude, disillusioned with Christianity will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view.  This will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.” 

Freaky, huh?  Well, they will achieve some of their ultimate goals, and get their New World Order and one world religion, but not quite in the way they think, and not for long.  According to the Bible, Islam shall indeed be decimated, but Israel will stand.  Forever.  

The other nations will fight to the point of physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion, which will also cut the world’s population by a considerable amount, which is one of their stated goals.  But they will NOT achieve their dreamed of utopia, with world peace under the antichrist, and his one world government.  

In addition, they will NOT be able to stamp out Christianity, no matter how many believers in Jesus they torture or behead.  Ain’t gonna happen.  While there will actually be some Tribulation believers that will somehow survive the entire seven years, the rest will be cruelly martyred because they will never, ever bow to the Globalist’s universal manifestation of their Luciferian leader or worship him.   

It’s going to be a major drag of all for these supposedly brilliant, genetically and intellectually superior freaks because, just when they think they have it all under control, Jesus Christ will show up and spoil all the fun!  Bummer.  

Matthew 24: 29-30, “Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken.  And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” 

Oh dear, it’s going to get SO much worse for these Globalists.  Zechariah 14: 3-5 spells it out. “Then shall the Lord go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle.  And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.  And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the lord my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.” 

Finally, Revelation 19: 15, “And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of Almighty God.”  Guess who wins!  That’s right, Jesus Christ does.  He will FINALLY assume His rightful, earthy throne with His enemies under His feet!   

So, again, what is next for America?  There are no clear answers.  I can guarantee that the situation in this country is only going to go downhill from here.  There are several scenarios that are likely.  J.P. Morgan could shut down the EBT card system again, like they did in Florida for 6 hours on November 16, cutting off food stamp recipients from their most immediate source of food, cigarettes and booze.  That would cause some major temper tantrums in the streets for sure.  

Or, those who are fiercely nationalistic, suspicious of centralized federal authority and reverent of the individual liberties our Constitution provides, whom the Feds now define as ‘potential terrorists,’ may decide to continue the secession movement to withdraw from the Globalist takeover of this country. This would most certainly lead to civil war.   

Islamic or Russian terror sleeper cells within our country, could decide to rise up and strike some of our major cities with nuclear bombs, causing complete chaos and widespread death and destruction.  America could be destroyed by an EMP attack, wiping out all electrical grids across the nation, throwing us back to the nineteenth century and crippling our way of life for years.   

Or, we could drop into complete, economic collapse causing banks to lock their doors, severing access to ATM’s and the use of credit cards.  Citizens would find themselves without cash for food and water.  Grocery stores shelves would become bare within mere hours.  Panic would ensue and riots would break out with desperate people demanding our messianic President do something to fix things.  

There are all kinds of happy things that could be coming our way.  Although we don’t know what type of catastrophe will strike the United States, I guarantee you one is most assuredly coming.  It will strike this country as part of the plan to change us into a communist society, and is the result of God’s judgment for continuous, unrepentant national sins.   

It IS coming, and it is coming SOON.  Within a matter of weeks to months, and there’s simply no way to adequately prepare for it.  You can’t store enough food or water or gas to last long enough.  Whoever has the biggest gun wins, and the government will always have bigger guns than you will.  So what will you do? 

There is only one solution, but you’d dang well better hurry.  You are running out of time to get right with God.  He knows the motivations of our hearts, so to spout some prayer to accept Jesus, just to escape these things in the upcoming rapture, won’t cut it.  

There has to be real, genuine recognition of your sin, leading to genuine regret and repentance to God.  You must believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus IS God’s Son; that He died to pay the penalty for your sins and rose to life again to secure eternal life for you. If you really see how desperate your situation is, and have come to the realization you are lost without the blood of Jesus to cover your sins, then He will transform you into a ‘new creature.’ 

This is the only hope you have to escape the things to come.  Turn your life over to Christ and make Him the LORD of your life.  Put your trust in Him to provide, protect and spare you from the wrath soon to come on this world.  He loves you so much, and only by His grace and mercy can we enter His presence, and live in the wonderful home He’s prepared for us.  

For heaven’s sake, HURRY!