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Friday, April 26th, 2013 | Author:

There is a rash of profanity among professing Christians today and no one seems to deal with it from the pulpits of America. How are people supposed to know that things are wrong unless they are told it is wrong by their pastors or professors in Christian schools? I am quite shocked at the level and grossness of this in Christian Colleges and Universities today. My daughters have had to endure this even from some of their teachers. This is why they are no longer at these institutions or soon will not be. What has happened to these schools that look so Christian on the outside and inside they are as Jesus said, “Full of dead men’s bones?” Folks, American churches desperately need a heaven-sent revival now. Note the following passage and there are many others that say the same things.

10 Now the son of an Israelite woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the sons of Israel; and the Israelite woman’s son and a man of Israel struggled with each other in the camp.11 The son of the Israelite woman blasphemed the Name and cursed. So they brought him to Moses. (Now his mother’s name was Shelomith, the daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan.) 12 They put him in custody so that the command of the Lord might be made clear to them.

13 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 14 “Bring the one who has cursed outside the camp, and let all who heard him lay their hands on his head; then let all the congregation stone him. 15 You shall speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘If anyone curses his God, then he will bear his sin. 16 Moreover, the one who blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall certainly stone him. The alien as well as the native, when he blasphemes the Name, shall be put to death.

AND WHAT ABOUT THE DEATH PENALTY AND THE PENALTY FOR LESSER CRIMES?

“An Eye for an Eye”

17 ‘If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death. 18 The one who takes the life of an animal shall make it good, life for life. 19 If a man injures his neighbor, just as he has done, so it shall be done to him: 20 fracture for fracture, eye for eye, tooth for tooth; just as he has injured a man, so it shall be inflicted on him. 21 Thus the one who kills an animal shall make it good, but the one who kills a man shall be put to death. 22 There shall be one standard for you; it shall be for the stranger as well as the native, for I am the Lord your God.’”23 Then Moses spoke to the sons of Israel, and they brought the one who had cursed outside the camp and stoned him with stones. Thus the sons of Israel did, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.                                    Leviticus 24:10-23 NASB

Atheists love to quote this passage and then use the same tired reply, “If we did this then there would be nothing but blind and toothless people in the world.” How wearying to hear this reply. God is setting up a justice system for crimes against humanity. If we did apply this to brutal crimes it would reduce these crimes drastically. When other would-be violent offenders saw what happened to those who did these vicious crimes they would take heed and not do them because they would be given equal treatment by law.

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Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 | Author:

’12 Then Moses said to the Lord, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people!’ But You Yourself have not let me know whom You will send with me. Moreover, You have said, ‘I have known you by name, and you have also found favor in My sight.’ 13 Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight. Consider too, that this nation is Your people.” 14 And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 Then he said to Him, “If Your presence does not go with us, do not lead us up from here. 16 For how then can it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and Your people? Is it not by Your going with us, so that we, I and Your people, may be distinguished from all the other people who are upon the face of the earth?”

17 The Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing of which you have spoken; for you have found favor in My sight and I have known you by name.” 18 Then Moses said, “I pray You, show me Your glory!” 19 And He said, “I Myself will make all My goodness pass before you, and will proclaim the name of the Lord before you; and I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show compassion on whom I will show compassion.” 20 But He said, “You cannot see My face, for no man can see Me and live!” 21 Then the Lord said, “Behold, there is a place by Me, and you shall stand there on the rock; 22 and it will come about, while My glory is passing by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock and cover you with My hand until I have passed by. 23 Then I will take My hand away and you shall see My back, but My face shall not be seen.” Exodus 33:13-23 NASB

What an awe-inspiring passage of Scripture! It is fascinating to watch Moses in action when God has told him what He is going to do and watch Moses lay his very life out before God to get Him to change His plans. No wonder that Moses is revered so highly with the Jewish people still today.

Then, this second part is amazing as well. Moses spent two periods of forty (40) days on Mount Sinai with God and yet he asks that YHWH show him His glory. It reiterates that NO MAN CAN SEE MY GLORY AND LIVE. That makes it so wonderful to think that when we graduate into His presence that, in our sinless state, we will see what Moses and others were restricted from seeing. However, if we look at later experiences in the following chapters, we see Moses’ face that glowed having been on the mountain with YHVH and that he had to put a veil over his face because it frightened the people who saw it. It is wonderful to read that after this, Moses went outside the camp to the Tent of Meeting to spend time with God and in my imagination, he was saying to God, “Fill me up again till I radiate your Glory in this earthly vessel.’ Moses is over eighty (80) years old at this point and lived to be one-hundred twenty years old before God sent him to the mountain to die. That is a lot of days to spend with God in His very presence.

Today, we have this Glory residing in our bodies and yet we sometimes lose the awesomeness of this FACT. After the Day of Pentecost, all believers receive the fullness of God at the moment of salvation and it is up to us to say with Moses, “Fill me up again till I radiate Your Glory so that all who behold my face can see that I have been in Your secret place with You. Christians SHOULD glow with the Shekinah Glory of God. It is our privilege and birthright. Talk about glowing in the dark! After all, we do live in a very dark world, don’t we? So, I’m going to let my little light shine! Blessings on all of you who know and love His presence.

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Monday, April 15th, 2013 | Author:

A friend sent this to me and it has a great message for us today.

Recently I overheard a father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the father said, ‘I love you, and I wish you enough.’

The daughter replied, ‘Dad, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Dad.’

They kissed and the daughter left. The Father walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, ‘Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?’

‘Yes, I have,’ I replied. ‘Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?’..

‘I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is – the next trip back will be for my funeral,’ he said.

‘When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, ‘I wish you enough..’ May I ask what that means?’

He began to smile. ‘That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone…’ He paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and he smiled even more. ‘When we said, ‘I wish you enough,’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.’ Then turning toward me, he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.
I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.
I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

He then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them; but then an entire life to forget them.

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Friday, April 12th, 2013 | Author:

“Keep far from a false charge, and do not kill the innocent or the righteous, for I will NOT acquit the guilty.” Exodus 23:7 NASB

“Surely at the command of the LORD it came upon Judah, to remove them from His sight because of the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he had done, and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the LORD would not forgive.” 2 Kings 24:3-4 NASB

We could easily replace Jerusalem with the USA now!

“They did not destroy the peoples, as the LORD commanded them, but they mingled with the nations and learned their practices, and served their idols, which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to the demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan ; and the land was polluted with the blood. Thus they became unclean in their practices, and played the harlot in their deeds.” Psalm 106:34-39 NASB

Times change but people don’t. Men and women are still worshiping idols and sacrificing their unborn babies, and sometimes living children, to them. You see, anything that replaces God is an idol in our lives. To this generation, sex is the biggest idol around. The tragedy of the whole abortion disaster in America is that 53,000,000 + unborn babies have been sacrificed on the altars of the idol of sexual pleasure. Just like the pagans, and even Israel when they followed their practices, sacrificed their live children to Moloch in the Gehenna Valley of Jerusalem. Abortion has become a means of removing the result of illicit sexual activity since the baby is an UNWANTED child. All that was wanted was sexual gratification without any consequences. What a sad world we live in today. I just read today that over half of the babies that are born come from unmarried mothers. Here is what God thinks of all of this.

“There are six things which the Lord hates,
yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that run rapidly to evil,
a false witness who utters lies,
and one who spreads strife among brothers.” Proverbs 6:16-19 NASB

Pandora’s Box has been opened and only God can close it. Each year more and more sexual perversion surfaces around the world. Tragically, there are apostate preachers enough to legalize this behavior in the name of God and the Bible. These preachers are a huge problem today in trying to stop this sexual disaster. A report that I published recently stated that 1 in 3 Americans has a sexually transmitted disease. Just imagine ten or twenty years down the line as to what this number will be. The immoral people bring this judgment on themselves. Note the following verses.

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; or whatever a man (or woman) sows, THIS he will also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:7-8 NASB

The greatest tragedy of all is that many professing Christians are living immoral lives. Some are committing adultery outside their marriages, others are committing fornication before marriage and since MOST preachers today are too committed to NOT OFFENDING people with the truth, they think that they can live like this without consequences.

May this passage be a wake up call to all who are living in sin and expecting to go to heaven when they die.

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. DO NOT BE DECEIVED; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit he kingdom of God. Such WERE some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 NASB

This is quite a list of self-condemning sins. To claim Christ as Savior and yet live in open rebellion and sin is to be self-deceived.

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are in OPPOSITION to one another, so that you may not do the things that you please.” Galatians 5:16-17 NASB

You see, God knows what is in man and how easily he or she is led astray by lusts of all kinds. The self-willed person who is living in rebellion against God, will use the last line of this passage, “I will do as I please.” You may think that you can do this and still go to heaven but you are dead wrong.

“If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door; and its desire is for you, BUT YOU MUST MASTER IT.” Genesis 4:7 NASB

And master it we must or face the eternal consequences of it. May God have His way in all of our live, and especially those who are living self-deceived lives. I love you all!

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Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 | Author:

DENVER (AP) — A proposal to repeal the crime of adultery from Colorado’s books has been signed into law.

The legislation that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Friday removes what Democratic bill sponsors say is an outdated 19-century statute. The bill also would repeal the rarely-used law of contributing to “sexual immorality” by providing a place, such as a hotel room, for unmarried people to have sex.

Bill sponsors say the bill is about keeping government out of people’s bedrooms.

But Republican Sen. Kevin Lundberg, who opposed the bill, argues the law is not archaic and moral standards continue to be important.

Adultery has been illegal in Colorado, but no criminal penalty is specified.

The bill becomes law 90 days after the Colorado Legislature adjourns in May.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

What they fail to realize is that the 19th Century has NOTHING to do with the law against adultery. It was written on Mount Sinai. I guess that you can now get loaded on marijuana, commit adultery and go to the restroom of your choice in Colorado. It is interesting to see Colorado go down the tubes one law at a time. I guess this is legislating IMMORALITY now. We have been accused of legislating morality for a long time. I know of one place that I will NOT be visiting on vacation. How about you?

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