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!

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 service. 

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 woman.   

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…? 

We can’t.  

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 fly.  

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 righteousness.” 

 ‘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 the lowliest 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 began. 

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 Abel.”   

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 to come.”   

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, it qualifies 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 ownership.   

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!

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

It's Not Easy Being Green


Well, the Presidential election is over, thank heavens.  Now, we know what we’re dealing with and pretty much what to expect for the next four years.  Strange thing though; when I got up this morning, my skin had a greenish cast to it.  Head to toe, as I looked in the mirror, I could not believe my spiritual eyes!  I’m as green as can be! 

Notice I said my ‘spiritual eyes.’  Of course, I’m not actually green.  If I were, I wouldn’t be sitting here writing, I’d be on my way to the emergency room!  No, I see a BIG change that occurred last night when Bronco Bama was reinstated as king.   

Here’s a question: What color do most people associate with aliens?  Think about it.  They are always referred to as, “little green men from Mars,” right?  That is precisely what we are now.  More than ever, we are aliens, living in a world in which we do NOT belong! The differences between our way of thinking and our character as Christians are going to become very stark in the days and weeks ahead.  

I am as disappointed as anyone else who had hoped that Romney might, at least, slow down the demise of this country just a little bit.  He was not our savior, but it might have been nice to be lied to by a different face, if nothing else.  Make no mistake here; The United States of America officially died last night.  Born: July 4, 1776 --- Died:  November 6, 2012.   

The America our founding fathers lived and died to institute is now going the way of the dinosaurs; a thing of interest in the history books, unless they’re completely re-written as progressives are wont to do.  In the next four years, and you can write this down, we will see our dollar collapse, our liberties continue to vanish, a communist police state emerge in all its charming glory and a move to abolish American sovereignty in favor of a New World Order. 

And this is precisely what is supposed to happen.  We Christians are going to start REALLY feeling persecuted and hated now.  We’ve never fit in, even from the days of the early church, but, boy oh boy, it’s really gonna hit the fan now. Why should we expect anything else?  We are the ones who are aliens.  We do not belong to this world anymore.  

In the early days of this republic, the ones who were ostracized were the ones who refused to attend church or who got smashing drunk at the bar.  The woman with the scarlet letter “A” applied to the front of her gown, denoting she had indulged in adultery, was a major scandal.  Thieves or blasphemers or those who bucked the authority of their parents, were put in stocks in the public square to be humiliated.  And murderers were put to death. I don’t know if anyone even dared to breathe the word ‘sodomite,’ so ghastly and aberrant that sin was.  

Nope, now WE are the ghastly, green, alien aberrations walking among the living dead on this earth.  WE are the oddballs who refuse to accept homosexuality, corruption in our government officials, lying, murder and treason.  WE are the ones who expect our pastors to actually lead us in the ways of God instead of concerning themselves with image or riches.
 
WE are the ones who resoundly say “No!” to gay marriage and the demise or the traditional family unit.  WE are the weirdo’s who are angry that Islam is being accepted and taught in our public schools, yet a student would be suspended for wearing a t-shirt featuring a cross, or for praying at lunch before eating.  WE are the little green men now.  

And as much as the general public is fascinated with aliens, if you think about it, they are absolutely terrified of them.  They think it’s cool to see a UFO, but the thought of real, honest-to-goodness aliens from another world actually visiting earth freaks them out! WE freak them out too; that is, if we’re living before Christ like we’re supposed to. They are scared of us and that is why they hate us. 

1 Peter 1:13 “Therefore, preparing your minds for action and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (ESV) 

What do aliens travel in? Space ships, right?  It takes a little while to prepare and outfit a space ship, like the shuttles America used. But, once that ship was ready to go and sitting on the launch pad, the astronauts were strapped in their seats, life sustaining equipment ready and the engines were fired up with a resounding fiery rumble. 

Our Savior has been preparing and outfitting our space ship for 2000 years now. And last night, He strapped us in, handed us the life saving equipment we will need for the journey, His Word, and flicked the switch to start the engines.  That roar of our engine was literally heard the world over when the results of the election were apparent.   

Let’s continue with 1 Peter 1: 14-21.  “As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, ‘You shall be holy, for I am holy.’ And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot.  He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.”  (Emphasis mine) 

Folks, I completely understand why you would feel depressed and hopeless this post-election morning.  You feel like we’re all doomed and you fear for what the future might hold.  I get it, believe me!  I’m human too. But give careful consideration to this: We are literally on the launch pad, strapped in and ready to go, with engines roaring.  We are SO close to liftoff, I can hardly stand it! 

Yes, there will most likely be some bumpy roads ahead.  Yes, we’ve never traveled roads like these before, and we are going to feel fear.  Duh, we’re human.  God doesn’t expect us to not feel fear.  He expects us to trust Him, even though we’re scared, as we keep walking with and living for Jesus, one day at a time.  

These days are going to get very dark, very quickly, and the glow we aliens project is going to seem brighter and more irritating to the eyes of those who are blind and accustomed to living in darkness.  We are going to irritate the living snot out of our co-workers and neighbors and lost family members, and if we don’t, we had better double-check to see if we truly are strapped into our seat in the vehicle that’s ready to take us home!  

Chin up, people!  You have the most incredible secret mankind has ever been given since Jesus returned to heaven.  We are going home very, very soon and when the engines actually engage, they will be… silent.  Completely silent and that ship called Jesus, will whisk us off the launch pad faster than the speed of light.  And all hell will be free to break loose on this degenerate, lost, blind, reprobate, wicked world.  

Nah, let’em have Bronco Bama.  Let them suffer the consequences of their selfish choice.  Sit back and let them celebrate and stick their tongues out and dance around like a bunch of idiots as they’re handed their Obama phones.  Let them live in the horror of the soon to come police state.  They wanted it, they’re gonna get it. 

But WE aliens are going home very, very soon.  WhooHoo!!!   Our redemption draweth nigh!

 

I'm Tired

You know what?  I’m tired.  Bone weary, want-to-sit-on-a-beach-for-a-week-and-stare-at-the- ocean, kind of tired.  Tired of this Presidential election.  Tired of the talking heads yammering away about how wonderful their favorite candidate is, while disparaging the opponent. Tired of the same old bovine intestinal squeeze, oozing out of the TV screen every night.  

I’m tired of reality shows, featuring people with questionable I.Q.’s who think nothing of allowing a camera crew into their bathroom to document them as they paint their toenails and gossip about their sister’s newest sexual partner. Or programs with folks who self-importantly impart useless, non-existent strategy for buying overcrowded, abandoned storage units, filled with someone else’s old, dirty clothes and cast off, obsolete electronics, while bidding up their competition just to be a jerk.  

Like the 4 year old little girl on that YouTube video, who broke down in tears after listening to coverage of election news on the car radio one too many times, I’m also sick of hearing about “Bronco Bama and Mitt Romney.”  When her mother assured her the election was going to be over very soon, she sniffed loudly and choked out a brave, “Okay” as a final little tear ran down her chubby cheek.  

Me too, kid.  I feel your pain.  No more yard signs or bumper stickers.  Nix the TV interviews and 90 minute debates, please.  Spare me the endless commentary with the usual side of analysis paralysis.  I’m over it.  I’m just over it.  Although I pray for God’s will to be done regarding who wins the White House, and hope His will includes replacing the current, unqualified occupant, I’m stunned when I see how many people are pinning all their hopes and dreams on a new face who speaks pretty words.  

Seriously, people? You really think the challenger has the ability to return America to the lofty world status she once held?  Do you honestly believe this man, who is simply another Globalist puppet, anointed by The Powers That Be to further their agenda, really WANTS to ‘fix’ this country?  Hey, I have some beachfront property in Iowa I’d love for you to take a look at! 

Oh, how I wish I could believe the inspiring, patriotic speeches, full of promises to heal the economy, reinstate Constitutional freedoms and undo the barrage of destruction wreaked on our Republic by our treasonous, murderer-in-chief!  My eyes fill with tears when I watch this man, who appears SO Presidential, speaking with such eloquence without depending on the training wheels of a teleprompter, and I long to take him at his word, but I simply can’t.  

It’s not that I’m jaded or cynical.  Honestly.  I’m realistic, and I hate that.  I’d rather be able to bury my head in the hopeful sand of la-la land, but too much water has gone under the bridge, and too many buildings have been blown up.  Too many people have been murdered and too many bald faced lies have been told for me to believe anything coming out of the cess-pool of Washington D.C. anymore. 

I bet I’d feel an overwhelming compulsion to douse my car with Clorox if I had occasion to drive around that city.  Ideological raw sewage percolates within the halls of the Capitol Building, seeping into every computer and closed door meeting of our elected officials.  They arrange their on camera moments, standing before dozens of microphones, spitting and flinging that sewage on the American people, expecting us to happily accept being defecated on and beg them for more.  

Nah, I’ve had quite enough, thank you very much.  I’m stuffed and couldn’t hold another drop.  Like I said, I’m tired.  

Today, as I drove by a billboard advertising some high-end, expensive men’s watch, that pretty much looked and functions the same as any other timepiece, a wave of commercial weariness washed over me.  I kept driving, passing one elegant shop after another and spotted the first dreaded Christmas wreath of the season, hanging on one of the doors.  

It’s not even close to Thanksgiving, yet the retailers are beginning to gear up for their annual  cluster-fest orgy of Yule Tide cheer.  They desperately need to recoup losses incurred during the past year of tough economic times in the hopes of breaking even and, if Santa smiles on them, possibly even make a tiny profit for all their hard labor.  *sigh*  

I’m tired of hearing about the 47 million people on food stamps.  I’m tired of hearing manipulated, inaccurate unemployment statistics, as well as other economic indicators and stock market fluctuations that are full of spin, depending on who is doing the reporting.  ‘The economy is improving.’  ‘We are still in a full blown recession.’  ‘There’s hope just around the corner.’  ‘Presently, there is no sign of a recovery any time soon.’ 

I’m fed up with hearing about Islamists in the Middle East who dream of little more than murdering infidels.  I’m outraged when I think of every, single husband, wife, sister, brother, son and daughter, embroiled in an unwinnable war in foreign lands, who are supposedly trying to give the gift of democracy to people whose entire ideology runs counter to that kind of freedom.   

I’m weary of hearing about our troops who, in exchange for the sacrifice they give in blood, sweat, tears and separation from family and friends, are being shot in the back by the ignorant, illiterate cowards they’re trying to help, while American taxpayers continue shelling out more and more money towards the supposed ‘freedom’ of people who just want us to go away.  I don’t want one more American life to be sacrificed in the Middle East.  

They don’t want us there.  They didn’t ask us to ‘liberate’ them or overthrow their leaders, and they would probably leave us alone if we left their ‘holy’ lands, came home and minded our own darn business. Enough is enough, already.  I have every idea they would warm up to the ‘Great Satan’ pretty quickly if the ‘Great Satan’ was energy independent and didn’t need their precious oil anymore.   

I’m tired of our government’s deceitful backdoor, covert politics, with all the wheeling and dealing by arrogant, despotic, greedy, imperialistic so called leaders who mindlessly carry out policies mapped out generations ago by those whose sole aim was, and is, to rule the world.  Everybody wants to rule this broken down, sick, decaying world.  Well, ya’ll can have it! 

I’m tired of the mainstream media that spends its time and money pumping out asinine, outrageous, biased rhetoric rather than reporting accurate news. It’s not even a game anymore; their lies have become so obvious and outlandish that we can all see that Emperor Media has no clothes on.  

The misinformation spewed forth every day and night from the newspapers, online news sources, magazines, radio and television, serves to prove they assume their audience are complete imbeciles.  The nerve, the gall, the audacity, the strength-sapping assault leveled against the intelligence of the American public by the media, is obscene.  

They need to be boycotted for about 3 months. Maybe during that audience imposed time-out, they would be able to figure out how to tell the truth again, and perhaps even rediscover their integrity.  HAHAHAHAHA!  Nah, forget it.  That’ll never happen!   

I guess the thing that tires me the most is the apathy and self-absorption of my fellow human beings, especially here in America.  It’s everywhere I turn, but the most egregious practice of Stepford-Wife brain death, is occurring in the church.  What is WRONG with you people??  Seriously!  I don’t get it! 

NO ONE who has written me in the past year has reported that their pastor or Sunday School teacher talks about the imminence of the rapture of the church!  No one in any church body that’s been described to me is even discussing how current events line up with the signs of the end of the age, as outlined in Scripture!  No one!   

This renders me speechless.  Well, almost.  It makes me furious, actually.  Hey pastoral shepherds, where are you?  God has blessed you with the opportunity to lead and guide your flock safely into His Kingdom and what are you doing?  You’re caught up in building your congregations with seekers and tithers who can support your huge, fancy new sanctuaries, that’s what.  

SHAME ON YOU! 

When is the last time you told those in your care about sin, repentance and the cleansing blood of Jesus, shed on that Roman cross?  When is the last time you offered an invitation for the lost to come to the front of the church so one of your deacons could minister to, and lead them to the grace of salvation?  Humph.  I thought so.  

You bunch of lazy Laodiceans!  Jesus, (remember him?) said in Revelation 3: 15-17, “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 spue 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” 

“Welcome to First Baptist Country Club Church. We’re so glad you decided to join us this morning!  Before we get started singing our annoying, meaningless choruses, let me make a few announcements.  Next Tuesday night, in the Schmoozy New Life Center across the street, a combination baby and wedding shower will be held for Tammy Sue Dingbat; everyone is invited to attend and be sure to bring a covered dish.  Next, don’t forget that we’ll be receiving a special offering in tonight’s service that will go towards installation of a big, new fountain in our lobby. In case you don’t remember, it features an empty throne, surrounded by 12 angels, each holding a disciple who spit out lukewarm water into the main pool. It’s gonna be just gorgeous, folks!  And all for the glory of God!”   

THIS is the type of thing most churches are concentrating on these days. Well PUKE!  Pastors, you have a sacred responsibility towards your congregations, and you are failing them.  Failing, as in getting an ‘F’ on your heavenly report card!  You’d better wake up from your dreamy, emergent existence and start telling your flock the truth about what is happening in the world.   

If you don’t warn them that every, single sign and prophecy concerning the rapture of the church has taken place and we are ready for takeoff, who will?  You think they’ll stop sipping their Starbucks long enough to concern themselves with this?  One of the ladies in your congregation mentioned the word, “prophecy” to another member and was asked, “What is that?  Is that like speaking in tongues?”   

Listen up! The weight and responsibility of making sure your people are well aware of the lateness of the hour is on you.  They need to understand that their hearts must be found worthy to escape the wrath to come, but how can they be ready when they don’t even know what the rapture and Tribulation is??  Right now, they think the ‘antichrist’ was some movie character named Damien!   

Now, I realize you may not have been taught these things in seminary.  That’s completely outrageous, and I would demand a full refund of my tuition if I were you because Jesus spoke of the end times frequently, and it would behoove the schools to include that in their curriculum.  However, there are many excellent resources in the Christian bookstores that can assist you and bring you up to speed on this critical subject.   

Concentrate on authors like Hal Lindsey, John Ankerberg, David Jeremiah, and others associated with them.  Wake up, you shepherds! Make sure your little flock is ready to go when that trumpet blows, and we are snatched up to meet the Lord in the air.  You’d better get busy because the way things are looking, it won’t be much longer before we go home.  

If I could, I’d do the work for you, but I am just too tired!