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Saturday, August 24th, 2013 | Author:

In writing, there is always the possibility of not making some point clear, and as the piece gets longer and there is a tendency to bring it to a close without saying all that is needed.
In writing the piece last night, I had to assume a few things that you may or may not be aware of. I have watched with astonishment, over the past number of years, as we have seen our beloved nation, states and church openly attacked and our freedoms taken away by illegal legislation. As goes California so goes the other states, eventually. The legislature in California is now a super majority and can literally do as it pleases and it has done just that. Many bills have been proposed over the last ten or fifteen years and many have been passed and signed into law that diametrically oppose the Word of God. One of the latest horrific bills includes such things as making it illegal to get counseling for your own child who manifests homosexual tendencies, i.e. they are confused about who they are. New Jersey is now following their example. California has now passed a gender neutral bathroom law and, can you believe it, even San Antonio, Texas is now trying to pass regulations in the city council to say that if a person has ever disagreed with the homosexual lifestyle, they cannot run for city council and as per California, now they are trying to pass gender neutral bathrooms for not only city schools but the public restrooms as well. This issue is so easily solved. Most places now have family restrooms. Why not designate them for those who are confused as to who they are sexually? This would be too simple. They could care less about the rights of the vast majority of people who are straight. Most people are too busy trying to make a living to pay attention to such legislation, but when it hits in their own back yards, they have to pay attention. The state legislators passed the mandatory teaching of homosexual history to all public school students and also perverted sex education to even the earliest ages. They tried to outlaw home schooling a few years ago but were forced to recant. The home schooled students are not in their brainwashing classes and pose a threat to their agenda. I hasten to say that there are many godly Christian teachers in public education who try to make a difference in their students’ lives. Then the ultimate missile into the back yard, the governor signed into law a bill saying that if churches do not include homosexuals that they will lose their tax exempt status. This is a total violation of our First Amendment rights, as I wrote last night.
My passion for my middle of the night piece was because God brought a fire into my mind and I had to get up and write it. I have seen the EXACT same pattern that was used in Nazi Germany being put into place here in America. Our current administration is the most corrupt in modern history and the Constitution is being trampled underfoot daily and very little opposition from those who should be defending it in congress. Many churches are on the cutting edge on these issues, but sadly, the vast majority are not. Too many church growth conferences have blinded the minds of pastors and denominational leaders to follow suit with the so-called Feel Good preaching. This model tells pastors to say nothing that might offend the congregation, while many solid Christians in the congregation are starving to hear the WHOLE Word of God preached. Read Amos 8:11-12 for the prophesy on this. Many young people long for the Word as well. These preachers are told to avoid certain words like hell, repentance, judgment, accountability, sin, wrath and for many, even heaven. Even good old liberal CNN recently asked the question, I paraphrase, why don’t preachers preach on heaven and hell anymore?” The answers were various in nature, but one young Christian lady said that if they talk about heaven this makes them think about hell and this makes them uncomfortable. I heard her with my own ears on a Christian radio station. Conviction of sin does make people uncomfortable which leads to repentance. See 2 Corinthians 7:8-13 for this in the Word.
I also wanted to clarify some things. I heard the governor of New Jersey recently say that homosexuals have the right to marry since they are BORN THIS WAY. It seems that Mr. Christie is crossing over to the wrong side daily. Let me state a scientific fact: There is no medical evidence that a gay gene exists and no one is born this way. It is a choice. To back this up, if it is an inborn thing then how can Exodus International and other such organizations help people to leave this lifestyle and marry heterosexually and live fulfilled lives? Too many Christians have been brainwashed on this issue by liberal news stations.
The next point is that my PARABLE was meant to illustrate sin in the world and how, if not treated, will ultimately kill us and will land us in the Lake of Fire, as per THE WORD OF GOD.
“9 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, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 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
* NASB footnote “Effeminate by perversion”
You see, the Bible does not just single out homosexuality as a sin, it lists many sins that will cause a person to NOT inherit the kingdom of God. It is interesting to note that today cross dressing is encouraged among young people, a thing the Bible strictly forbids. If we stop to look at where we are as a nation, almost every legal and illegal side of American life is fighting against the Word of God, yet NONE of the other so-called religions of the world. The same is happening in our military as well. Islam is openly blessed in our schools. One group of students actually did a jihad and took on Islamic names. This week, the American Family Association published a story of how a poster was put up in a Georgia school proclaiming God Is Dead. Not a word of protest from administrators. Yet Christian attorneys grabbed it and insisted that the counter poster be allowed proclaiming God Is Alive.
It seems that Pandora’s Box was opened in the 1950 with Alfred Kinsey and others proclaiming sexual freedom to do anything you please. Kinsey should have been put to death for his horrific research he did on children, causing the death of many. His so-called research was taken mainly from prison inmates, homosexuals and others who would twist the outcome. A few years ago, there was even a major motion picture glorifying this perverted man. The 60’s sexual revolution was a direct result of his work.
Again, this has become lengthy and I have not covered all the points I wanted to. Suffice it to say, I am deeply burdened for the Church of Jesus Christ and for His glorious Name. I long to see the errant denominations restored to the truth and for political correctness to be put into the trashcan of history where it belongs. My soul aches to see the people of God on fire for righteousness, obedience, worship, prayer, discipleship and intense study of God’s Word. The greatest tragedy that I can imagine is for a person to reject God’s forgiveness and be cast into the Lake of Fire forever. The church is to see to it that all people hear how this can be changed. Evangelism is a top priority from the heart of Jesus, yet it is proclaimed so rarely today. I passionately love every pastor, teacher and Christian who takes this seriously.
I love all people and long for them to find what I found that changed my life forever. Amen

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013 | Author:

In writing, there is always the possibility of not making some point clear, and as the piece gets longer and there is a tendency to bring it to a close without saying all that is needed.

In writing the piece last night, I had to assume a few things that you may or may not be aware of. I have watched with astonishment, over the past number of years, as we have seen our beloved nation, states and church openly attacked and our freedoms taken away by illegal legislation. As goes California so goes the other states, eventually. The legislature in California is now a super majority and can literally do as it pleases and it has done just that. Many bills have been proposed over the last ten or fifteen years and many have been passed and signed into law that diametrically oppose the Word of God. One of the latest horrific bills includes such things as making it illegal to get counseling for your own child who manifests homosexual tendencies, ie they are confused about who they are. New Jersey is now following their example. California has now passed a gender neutral bathroom law and, can you believe it, even San Antonio, Texas is now trying to pass regulations in the city council to say that if a person has ever disagreed with the homosexual lifestyle, they cannot run for city council and as per California, now they are trying to pass gender neutral bathrooms for not only city schools but the public restrooms as well. This issue is so easily solved. Most places now have family restrooms. Why not designate them for those who are confused as to who they are sexually? This would be too simple. They could care less about the rights of the vast majority of people who are straight. Most people are too busy trying to make a living to pay attention to such legislation, but when it hits in their own back yards, they have to pay attention. The state legislators passed the mandatory teaching of homosexual history to all public school students and also perverted sex education to even the earliest ages. They tried to outlaw home schooling a few years ago but were forced to recant. The home schooled students are not in their brainwashing classes and pose a threat to their agenda. I hasten to say that there are many godly Christian teachers in public education who try to make a difference in their students lives. Then the ultimate missile into the back yard, the governor signed into law a bill saying that if churches do not include homosexuals that they will lose their tax exempt status. This is a total violation of our First Amendment rights, as I wrote last night.

My passion for my middle of the night piece was because God brought a fire into my mind and I had to get up and write it. I have seen the EXACT same pattern that was used in Nazi Germany being put into place here in America. Our current administration is the most corrupt in modern history and the Constitution is being trampled underfoot daily and very little opposition from those who should be defending it in congress. Many churches are on the cutting edge on these issues, but sadly, the vast majority are not. Too many church growth conferences have blinded the minds of pastors and denominational leaders to follow suit with the so-called Feel Good preaching. This model tells pastors to say nothing that might offend the congregation, while many solid Christians in the congregation are starving to hear the WHOLE Word of God preached. Read Amos 8:11-12 for the prophesy on this. Many young people long for the Word as well. These preachers are told to avoid certain words like hell, repentance, judgment, accountability, sin, wrath and for many, even heaven. Even good old liberal CNN recently asked the question, I paraphrase, why don’t preachers preach on heaven and hell any more?” The answers were various in nature, but one young Christian lady said that if they talk about heaven this makes them think about hell and this makes them uncomfortable. I heard her with my own ears on a Christian radio station. Conviction of sin does make people uncomfortable which leads to repentance. See 2 Corinthians 7:8-13 for this in the Word.

I also wanted to clarify some things. I heard the governor of New Jersey recently say that homosexuals have the right to marry since they are BORN THIS WAY. It seems that Mr. Christie is crossing over to the wrong side daily. Let me state a scientific fact: There is no medical evidence that a gay gene exists and no one is born this way. It is a choice. To back this up, if it is an inborn thing then how can Exodus International and other such organizations help people to leave this lifestyle and marry heterosexually and live fulfilled lives? Too many Christians have been brainwashed on this issue by liberal news stations.

The next point is that my PARABLE was meant to illustrate sin in the world and how, if not treated, will ultimately kill us and will land us in the Lake of Fire, as per THE WORD OF GOD.

“9 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, 10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 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

* NASB footnote “Effeminate by perversion”

You see, the Bible does not just single out homosexuality as a sin, it lists many sins that will cause a person to NOT inherit the kingdom of God. It is interesting to note that today cross dressing is encouraged among young people, a thing the Bible strictly forbids. If we stop to look at where we are as a nation, almost every legal and illegal side of American life is fighting against the Word of God, yet NONE of the other so-called religions of the world. The same is happening in our military as well. Islam is openly blessed in our schools. One group of students actually did a jihad and took on Islamic names. This week, the American Family Association published a story of how a poster was put up in a Georgia school proclaiming God Is Dead. Not a word of protest from administrators. Yet Christian attorneys grabbed it and insisted that the counter poster be allowed proclaiming God Is Alive.

It seems that Pandora’s Box was opened in the 1950 with Alfred Kinsey and others proclaiming sexual freedom to do anything you please. Kinsey should have been put to death for his horrific research he did on children, causing the death of many. His so-called research was taken mainly from prison inmates, homosexuals and others who would twist the outcome. A few years ago, there was even a major motion picture glorifying this perverted man. The 60’s sexual revolution was a direct result of his work.

Again, this has become lengthy and I have not covered all the points I wanted to. Suffice it to say, I am deeply burdened for the Church of Jesus Christ and for His glorious Name. I long to see the errant denominations restored to the truth and for political correctness to be put into the trashcan of history where it belongs. My soul aches to see the people of God on fire for righteousness, obedience, worship, prayer, discipleship and intense study of God’s Word. The greatest tragedy that I can imagine is for a person to reject God’s forgiveness and be cast into the Lake of Fire forever. The church is to see to it that all people hear how this can be changed. Evangelism is a top priority from the heart of Jesus, yet it is proclaimed so rarely today. I passionately love every pastor, teacher and Christian who takes this seriously.

I love all people and long for them to find what I found that changed my life forever. Amen

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013 | Author:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me–and there was no one left to speak for me.

Martin Niemoller 1892-1984 A POW in German prison camps for seven years and one of the first Protestant pastors to oppose Adolph Hitler and Nazism.

And let me add in 2013, then they came for the church and I remained silent until all my freedoms were taken by force. Ask any Christian living in a Communist nation today how this has affected their life and worship freedom.

A parable: I have a disease that I know will kill me, but I do not want to talk about it, nor do I allow my doctor or nurse to talk to me about it. I do not allow my friends to speak out about it nor my family. Since I am a member of the legislature in California, I passed a law that made it hate speech to speak to me and others who had this disease. Now, no one is allowed to speak to me or others who have this disease or they will be arrested and put into jail. I also passed a bill that the church was not allowed to speak to anyone with this disease or to speak about the disease in general or they will lose their tax exempt status. My disease is going to kill me, but I have made sure that NO ONE can make me feel bad for having it. Please, don’t pity me but celebrate with me. After all, I am getting my way now.

This thought brought me out of bed tonight and I felt it had to be conveyed to everyone I know and love. The church has remained silent over the years as our enemy has whittled away at everything we hold precious. How long will we remain silent now? One last piece illustrates this best.

This is a story by a Christian who lived in Germany during the Holocaust. It tells how Christians in church heard the screams of Jews outside being shipped to death camps. So to drown out the screams, the Christians sang a little louder:

Sing A Little Louder

“I lived in Germany during the Nazi holocaust. I considered myself a Christian. I attended church since I was a small boy. We had heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews, but like most people today in this country, we tried to distance ourselves from the reality of what was really taking place. What could anyone do to stop it?

A railroad track ran behind our small church, and each Sunday morning we would hear the whistle from a distance and then the clacking of the wheels moving over the track. We became disturbed when one Sunday we noticed cries coming from the train as it passed by. We grimly realized that the train was carrying Jews. They were like cattle in those cars!

Week after week that train whistle would blow. We would dread to hear the sound of those old wheels because we knew that the Jews would begin to cry out to us as they passed our church. It was so terribly disturbing! We could do nothing to help these poor miserable people, yet their screams tormented us. We knew exactly at what time that whistle would blow, and we decided the only way to keep from being so disturbed by the cries was to start singing our hymns. By the time that train came rumbling past the church yard, we were singing at the top of our voices. If some of the screams reached our ears, we’d just sing a little louder until we could hear them no more. Years have passed and no one talks about it much anymore, but I still hear that train whistle in my sleep.
I can still hear them crying out for help. God forgive all of us who called ourselves Christians, yet did nothing to intervene,” (Penny Lea: Pro-life speaker, Sing a Little Louder)

You see, we have been told today by many prominent pastors and teachers to avoid talking about abortion and homosexuality. They tell us that these are Political Issues and should not be talked about from the pulpit since it might OFFEND someone. The result? Over 53,000,000 dead babies, babies that our Constitution guarantees the RIGHT to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Many of these dead babies were thrown into dumpsters or landfills and many were sold to universities for use in experimentation. And like Dr. D. James Kennedy once preached: “300,000 pulpits were silent in America.” He went through a whole list of atrocities committed in America while the pulpits were silent. This issue of homosexuality too was avoided by most pulpits in America and now we see what our silence has bought us. Just look at the Golden State and the horrific bills that have been passed there and signed by the governor. The ultimate goal? To hush the pulpits of California so that their First Amendment rights could be forgotten. You are aware of what the First Amendment says, aren’t you? Let me remind you with this closing word.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Note the words NO LAW. Congress shall make NO LAW respecting an establishment of religion, or the FREE exercise thereof; or prohibiting the FREE exercise thereof…”

We could go on to the freedom of the press and how this too has been attacked by our own government. Even the Supreme Court’s decisions that the powers that be disagree with, are followed by law suits against states who simply require an ID to vote. Well, you get my drift. This is much too long already. I have done what the LORD put on my soul to deliver. Now it is up to each of us to choose to remain silent or to step up and demand our rights be reestablished fully and to save the lives of those who have no voice for themselves and to rescue those who have been blinded by our enemy, the Devil. Everyone is worth rescuing. This is why Jesus died on the cross. We are commanded to love all people enough to speak the truth in love to them and to protect the unborn. Let the church rise and move the gates of hell. (Song Title)

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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 | Author:

“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.” Exodus 33:13 NASB

Note the bold words set up a purpose clause. That I may know You, so that I may find favor (or grace) in your sight. Wow! Knowing God’s ways begets knowing Him and results in finding favor in His sight. Isn’t that the ultimate goal of all believers? If it is not, it should be. How can we know someone if we do not spend time with them? This is why a daily quiet time is so vital to spiritual health and growth. After all, we who belong to Him are to become conformed to the image of His Son.

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; …” Romans 8:28-29 NASB

Please note the two things in bold, to those statements. These are the foundation stones of who we are to be in Jesus/Yeshua. Loving God and His call to fulfill His purpose are crucial elements of the Christian life.

Ponder these things.

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Wednesday, August 07th, 2013 | Author:

“The sacred rights of mankind, are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written as with a sunbeam in the whole volume of human destiny by the hand of divinity itself, and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.” Alexander Hamilton

It seems today that the atheists/liberals are trying to throw God completely out of our founding fathers’ mouths, yet these historical documents slap them in the face each time they open to door to do so. The founders will not be silenced!

And another document refuses to be removed but admonishes all patriots to cast these politicians etc. out if they try.

WHEN, in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s GOD entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the Causes which impel them to the Separation.

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their CREATOR, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate, that Governments long established, should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the present King of Great-Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World. (bold added for emphasis)

Liberty and rights given by Nature’s God must now be tread upon by those seeking to dominate a free people. Our founding fathers foresaw the possibility of such evil men and women arising in the future and gave patriots clear instruction as to what they should do to restore these liberties and rights. I hope this nation NEVER comes to another revolutionary war or civil law, but this may some day become necessary if we cannot secure these freedoms for us, our children and our grandchildren. When a people have tasted true freedom it is near impossible to remove it from them.

We must pray for God to intervene and turn our nation back to what our founders designed for this great Republic. The Constitution, Bill of Rights etc. must not be taken lightly in this day of upheaval. Right must prevail so help us God.

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