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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Are You Marked?
I’m really going to wade in deep here.What I’m about to say is going to anger quite
a few people, and that’s OK.There are
times when the truth has to be dragged out into the light of day, no matter how
distasteful and ugly it is.The grievous
fact is this: America is finished because of her choice to re-elect Barack
Hussein Obama to another term as President.
‘Oh no!How could you say such a thing?This is the greatest country the world has
ever known, and we will survive the next four years of an Obama presidency.Until the next election in 2016, we must concentrate
on finding the right candidate that will return America to economic prosperity,
as well as manufacturing, scientific, technological and military strength.No, we can’t give up now, or ever!’Right.
Hold onto that dream, pal.
Because of ongoing national sin, we found ourselves in a
position where we didn’t have much of a choice. Our only alternative was Mitt
Romney, a multi-generational, high-priest of the satanic cult, Mormonism, a
pseudo-religion which blasphemes Christ while falsely claiming to be Christian.At least he had the appearance of being a
somewhat moral family man, but in truth, was another Globalist puppet that
would have finished the destruction of America, as his handlers directed him.
But the people have spoken and decided, even after four
years of abject failure, to re-elect Mr. Obama to a second term. An overtly wicked man who is an enthusiastic
supporter of abortion in all its horrific forms, and at all stages of
pregnancy, including partial-birth abortion; the deliberate slaughter of a
healthy, viable, full-term baby as it’s being born.
He even unwaveringly agrees with the obscene practice of
allowing babies, who miraculously survive an abortion attempt, to be left alone
in a room to die, cold, hungry and in pain, when medical intervention might very
well save their lives. What kind of callous, sociopathic soul would someone
have to possess, to find this acceptable?I wonder why his promiscuous mother didn’t avail herself of this
Strongly rumored to be a closet homosexual himself, he fully
supports same-sex marriage, giving sodomites the legal right to adopt children,
while repealing The Defense of Marriage Act, which confirms the obvious
intention of nature and God, by defining marriage as involving one man and one
Obamacare will go into effect January 1, 2013, and will
include the largest, broadest tax hike on the middle class in American history.Already, the internet is a buzz with stories
of small business laying off workers or shutting their doors, because of the
impossible financial burden this magical beacon of healthcare hope, which no
one wanted, will impose.
Can’t wait to see the unemployment figures by the end of the
first quarter!One question…if this is
such a brilliant idea, why is Congress and the President exempt from this
healthcare plan?Why is the Federal
government in the process of hiring thousands of new IRS agents to make sure
the rest of us are paying our premiums? Just curious.I guess what’s good for the goose really
isn’t good enough for the ruling elite.
Oh, I could go on and on with the gloom and doom that really
IS going to descend on America very shortly. So, how do we fix this, and how can we get
this country back to being the strongest, most prosperous nation on earth?You really want to know the answer?Are you sure…?
Listen folks, when the horse is dead, dismount. This country
is now dead, never to rise again.She
just hasn’t completely fallen down quite yet.That is a mighty difficult concept to come to grips with, isn’t it? I sure understand, but we need to face facts
here and the fact is, we can’t pray our way out of this.
‘But,2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people,
which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my
face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will
forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”All
we need to do is get the church to repent and America can be restored!’ Nope.
Sorry.Ain’t gonna happen, even if pigs
Oh, come on! Wake up! Think logically here.Do you REALLY believe there’s anyone in this
country capable of bringing every saved Catholic and Protestant together, and
have them agree to petition God with fasting and prayer, to save this
country?HAHAHA!!You’re joking right?The mainstream, modern day church can’t even
agree on where to eat Sunday lunch!Get
a grip on reality and quit living in denial.America is dead.
To continue on insisting that the church needs to somehow
contrive some national revival to ask forgiveness for the sins of America, is a
colossal waste of time.Why won’t that
work?Because the majority of Americans
voted AGAIN, to continue on the path of entitlements and rebellion against the
precepts of Almighty God.
America received a HUGE, heavenly, wake-up call on
9/11.We stumbled about, reeling from
the shock and brutality of the attack, and for the first few weeks, churches
were filled with people who were humbling themselves before God, seeking to
understand ‘why.’Well, that certainly
lasted, didn’t it?
As is so starkly and poignantly outlined in Rabbi Jonathan
Cahn’s book, The Harbinger, our gracious and merciful God continued to
send warning after warning in the subsequent eleven years, yet we didn’t listen
and turn our faces back to Him.Well,
like any compassionate, loving but just parent, His patience finally ran out on
November 6, 2012, when the majority voted to allow the most Christian-hating,
Islam loving, morality starved President ever to darken the doors of the White
House, to reign over us another four years.Brilliant choice!
In this week’s feature article on Jack Kelley’s website,
Gracethrufaith.com, he explains why Christians need to put this idea of
repenting for America to rest.Look at Ezekiel
14: 12-14, which states, “Son of man, if a country sins against me by being
unfaithful and I stretch out my hand against it to cut off its food supply and
send famine upon it and kill its men and their animals, even if these three
men—Noah, Daniel and Job—were in it, they could save only themselves by their
righteousness, declares the Sovereign Lord.”
“If any country persists in going against the will of God
and doing things He has forbidden, and He determines to judge that country, the
believers in it, no matter how righteous they may be, can only save
themselves.In Ezekiel 14:15-20, He
repeatedly said that even if their own sons and daughters would be affected by
the judgment, the prayers of these righteous men could not save them.They could save only themselves by their
‘But what about the story of Jonah and
Nineveh?Jonah warned them about the
impending judgment of God and they repented and God did not destroy them.’Read the story closely in Jonah 3: 4-10.The Bible clearly states that every, single person in Nineveh, from thelowliest servant to the very King
himself,repented by putting on
sackcloth and ashes, with every one turning from his evil ways and from
violence.Every, single person!Again, do you honestly believe we could
persuade every, single person in America to fall on their knees, confess their
sins and beg God for mercy?Do I even
need to answer that question?
This is why praying for the restoration of America is now a
moot point.By re-electing Obama, with
all his wicked ways and plans for the destruction of our society, this country
has given Almighty God the finger for the last time!No more chances.
BUT… this life
and this earth is not all there is, and I think we all tend to forget
that.The Bible tells us that ALL of
earth’s history, as well as the entire plan for mankind from start to finish,
was designed and prepared before the foundations of the world were laid.God knew Adam and Eve would rebel, so the
perfect plan of the cross and redemption was arranged with Jesus before time
God knew we would destroy this earth in our greed and stupidity;
therefore the plans for a new heaven and a new earth were made.He’s always known who would come to Him and
who would reject His offer for an eternity in His kingdom.And He always knew this strong, fantastic
country called America, would eventually go the way of all previous democracies
and consume itself from within.ALL of
this has been in the works for untold years and every single detail is falling
into place as designed.Right this
minute, the Lord sits in heaven on His throne, in perfect peace and control.
WE are the ones who are having a hard time with it!This earthly life and these mortal bodies are
all we’ve ever known and they are being threatened with death and
destruction.Who wouldn’t be upset or
clawing around for some kind of hope!So, what is our hope?
Those of us who’ve accepted Christ as Lord and Savior are
marked with God’s seal of ownership.That is our hope!
All through the Bible, when God placed a mark on someone, it
meant that person belonged to Him and was protected from danger.As with anything good that God does, satan
has to go pervert it, probably because he has absolutely no imagination
whatsoever.So, during the tribulation
there will be a mark that denotes who belongs to him, commonly known as the
mark of the beast.
As Kelley points out, “The principle of making those who
would be protected from judgment was first mentioned in Genesis 4:15, when the
Lord marked Cain as a warning to those who might try to kill him for murdering
Probably the most famous incident of the Lord marking His
own to protect them from wrath and death is detailed in Exodus, with the story
of the Passover.
Right before God delivered Israel from 400 years of Egyptian
slavery, He visited one last plague on all the land. Exodus 12:12 says, “For I will pass through
the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the firstborn in the land of
Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute
judgment: I am the Lord.”
God instructed Moses and Aaron to tell the Israelites to
kill a Passover lamb; one without spot or blemish, and paint its blood on the
two side posts and on the upper door post of their houses.The purpose of this was to mark that
household exempt by God from death.Exodus
12:13, “And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are:
and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be
upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.”
God continued this practice in the New Testament also.Ephesians 1:13-14 says, “And you also were
included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your
salvation. Having believed, you were
marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing
our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession---to the
praise of his glory.”
2 Corinthians 1:21-22 also says, “Now it is God who makes
both us and you stand firm in Christ.He
anointed us, set his seal of ownership
on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is
Kelley explains, “In these two passages Paul revealed that
all born again believers were marked at the time they believed, to show that
they belong to the Lord.It’s the spiritual
equivalent of a rancher branding his cattle with his mark of ownership. The
presence of this mark will protect us like it has protected others He has
marked throughout history.”
“But in our case, the mark doesn’t just protect us from the
judgment taking place around us, itqualifies us to be removed from the
judgment altogether.This mark can
only be received on an individual or personal basis.What I mean is we’re not marked because we’re
part of the Church, we’re part of the Church because we’re marked.”
This is where so many people get into trouble.They think that because they are ‘good
people,’ going to church every Sunday, being generous with their money, or spending
time in community service, that they truly belong to Christ when in reality,
they’ve never given their hearts and lives over to Him so He can claim
These are exciting times we’re living in; exciting for those
of us who have disengaged from the things of this earth, and have ceased
putting our faith for the future in politicians, governments, the economy, or
our bank accounts. Those of us who are marked by God with the blood of His Son,
now spend our days attending to the responsibilities of this life, while
keeping an ear open for that wonderful shout from our King, “Come up here!”
A most touching
detail in the story of the Passover, pertains to we who belong to Christ
today.One of the specific instructions
God gave Moses, was that the Passover lamb each family killed was to be eaten
quickly, as if the people of Israel were eating on the run.Exodus 12:11 says, “And thus shall ye eat
it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your
hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: It is the Lord’s Passover.”
We have been marked by the Holy Spirit as belonging to Him
and there’s a remnant of us who are watching the signs, and breathlessly
waiting to be snatched home.We live
every day with our spiritual loins girded, shoes on our feet and our staff in
our hand, because we know the Lord is poised to deliver us from this miserable
world we inhabit, along with our slavery to sin.
Despite the ever darkening future of America and the world,
we refuse to fear because of our Blessed Hope.These are the days when we must keep our eyes on Christ, allowing His
Holy Spirit to calm and cheer us while we patiently wait.ALL previous prophecies in the Bible have
come to pass, exactly as predicted. God is not a man that He should lie.He ALWAYS keeps His promises, and WILL rescue
us from the wrath to come.
Do you bear the mark of God’s ownership?Have you been stained by the precious blood
of Jesus?You are running out of time,
my friends.The prophecies of end time
events are unfolding at an exponential rate, proving we are at the very end of
the Age of Grace.
You have a stark choice here.You can either accept Jesus into your heart
as Lord and Savior, allowing God to mark you as belonging to Him, or you can be
left behind to face the decision whether or not to take satan’s mark of the
beast.Refusing to take that mark will
lead to a very unpleasant death.
One mark leads straight to an eternity of joy in
heaven.The other leads straight to an
eternity of lonely agony in the Lake of Fire.You still have time to escape the things to come.Please choose wisely!