Reviewing the War March of Holy Week

Christendoms holiest of weeks offers many supernatural lessons which are foreign to much of Christendom. Which is most likely the reason, why the church is a shrinking rather than a growing institution. It had its beginning in a synagogue in Capernaum, Israel. With Jesus later saying this, “The world can not hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it, that its works are evil.” (Scriptural text:John 7:7). It was hoped by the religious and political authorities that his execution would end his threat to them. It took awhile, but that’s pretty much the way it is today.

One of the supernatural lessons about Holy Week is that in His death, we have life. But life is a gift that carries many responsibilities. One of which is to announce that ways of the world are evil.

Jesus gave us something very special which is for rejuvenation purposes for the war exhausted Christ warrior. So, Jesus entering Jerusalem, with many people having come to the feast (Jewish Passover or Feast of Unleavened Bread), if there is a history to be known it’s that history. Because today it carries this commemoration, (1) Palm Sunday is an act of remembrance. “For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till he returns.” (Scriptural text:1 Corinthians 11:26). (2) It’s about life, not death. “Most assuredly, I say say unto you. Those that believe on me have everlasting life. I am the bread of life.” (Scriptural texts:John 6:47-48). Jesus then contrasted the Feast of the Unleavened Bread, with those people who are now dead. (Scriptural text:John 6:49).

With the miracle of substantiation meaning how one thing becomes another. A man and a woman stand at the alter of holy matrimony and are declared husband and wife. It’s an unexplainable miracle how those two people become one. But, Genesis 2:24, declares it to be so. So it is with the following supernatural lesson of John 6:50-51, “This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, they shall live forever; and the bread that I shall give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” As then, so it is today with people wondering how can this Man give us His flesh to eat? verse 52.

Then with Jesus quickly responding with this statement, “Most assuredly I say unto you. Unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, you have no life in you. They who eat My flesh, and drink My blood, you have eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is meat indeed and My blood is drink indeed. They that eat My flesh, and drink My blood, dwells in Me, and I in him. As the living Father has sent Me, and I live by the Father, so they who feeds on Me will live because of Me. This is the bread which came down from heaven. Not as your fathers ate the manna and are dead. They who eat this bread will live forever.” (Scriptural texts John 6:53-58).

Following that conversation, the next day people took palm branches, and went to greet him, and cried, Hosanna! (meaning liberator) Blessed is the King of Israel, that comes in the name of the Lord. And Jesus, when He had found a young ass, sat upon it, as it was written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold your King comes sitting on an ass’s colt.” (Scriptural texts:John 12:13-15). Jesus brought His messianic message to His people which they rejected then and still reject.

Nevertheless Christendom must stand with Israel for reasons that will unfold. Christendom must oppose all attempts that would compromise Israel in any way. As most know that in late 2012, the United Nations General Assembly took a step closer to granting statehood to the Palestinians by upgrading their status to being a nonmember state. It has many ramifications one of which is to use the World Court to prosecute Israeli leaders for occupying Palestinian lands. Which Israel captured in its defensive war, including Jerusalem, against the Arab/Muslim world.

Should that occur, it would be a betrayal of Israel because the United States came into existence through the ancestry of Israel. The people of Israel and the United States are one people. Making us an inseparable people. A bond many despise, especially the Arab/Muslim world. Putting it bluntly, any world body, nation state, individual that refuses to stand with Israel is an enemy of God.

But, that being what it is, should the aforementioned move to harm Israel. It’ll bring with it severe consequences. We have these promises from Genesis 12:1-3. First Abraham was told to go to a land that we know as Palestine or Canaan. There Israel would become a great nation and would be blessed. With Israel becoming a blessing to the world community. With the eternal God of Israel promising to bless those who bless Israel or curse them that refuse.

The week of all weeks, Holy Week, which is sacred to all true believers in Christ. Israel can not be compromised, as though Jerusalem has little significance’s to us. Well it does have significance’s, as Jesus arrived in Jerusalem to start Holy Week. And will reign from there, when He establishes his earthly kingdom there. That process started when it was announced that the King of Israel had arrived. (Scriptural text:John 12:13). Making a statement that Jerusalem belonged to the Jewish Christian alliance.

Wake up O! Body of Believers, our sovereignty as a bonded people with Israel is under attack on many fronts. Through the nations legitimatizing of gay unions. By so doing they have sided with Satan by cursing God. Defying what God said makes for a marriage. Which is a union of a man and a woman.

Christendom needs to learn how to act up, so it can act out with out violence. One suspects that modern day Christendom doesn’t have the slightest clue as to how to act out so it act without violence. Perhaps if learned, then maybe, God will spare America from destruction awhile longer.

White House celebrates the arrest of Christianity

Holy Week moved closer to its climax, when Jesus cried with a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken Me?” (Scriptural text:Matthew 27:46). John in chapter 19:30, put it this way. When Jesus, therefore, had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished.” And bowing His head, He gave up the spirit.” Adding more closure to the seven days that changed the world.

Good thing it happened then because the modern church is only up to capitulation and not change. As typified, by the annual Easter egg roll on the Monday after Resurrection Sunday. The government should be afraid of angering the church because of such mockery. Especially as one considers the drama of the past week and what’s it’s suppose to mean for the future. Ponder carefully the following and determine your role in the future.

It started eight days ago, when two disciples did as Jesus instructed. They brought to Him an ass, and a colt, the foul of an ass. (Scriptural texts:Matthew 21:2;5-7). Then the multitudes, who went before, and those who followed, cried saying, “HOSANNA-meaning liberator-the Son of David! Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord! HOSANNA IN THE HIGHEST!” (Scriptural text:Matthew 21:9). And when He came to Jerusalem, all the city was moved saying, “Who is this?” So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.” (Scriptural text:Matthew 21:11).

And the week ended victoriously, and behold there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. (Scriptural text:Matthew 28:2). And for fear of him the keepers (guards sent by Pilate) did shake, and became as dead men. (Scriptural text:Matthew 28:4). And the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know you seek Jesus, who was crucified. HE IS NOT HEAR; FOR HE IS RISEN, AS HE SAID, COME SEE THE PLACE WHERE THE LORD LAY.” (Scriptural texts:Matthew 28 5-6).

Ending the old agreement of life under the law with all of it’s Jewish customs and rituals. Which served as a preparatory avenue for the ushering in of a new agreement between humanity and God. A contract between we Christians and God which reads, “Therefore, my brethren, you also have become dead through the body of Christ, that you are married to another. To Him, who was raised from the dead, that we should bear fruit to God. But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.” See Romans 7:4;6.

Which has not been accepted by most Jewish people within Israel and through out the world. For that matter, this new agreement has mostly been rejected by the so called Christian community too. Except for the pompous ceremony and sparkling glamour of Easter. And for their rejection of Hosanna, the liberator of temporal troubles in the present time, as well as spiritual blindness. They like the guards sent by Pilate to guard His grave, are as dead people just like much of Christendom today. And, that is the story of Holy Week. Hosanna in the highest, would have us honor His resurrection by serving as liberators from temporal needs and spiritual darkness.

Easter, ever wonder where such an expression originated? Certainly not from Jesus. From previous discussions about those seven days, Jesus left clear instructions as to how He wanted to be remembered. He did not mention anything about Easter.

As best, as can be determine, Easter is a derivation of Eostra, the goddess of both dawn and spring. Supposedly, it dates back to the honoring of the vernal equinox of spring. Employing the Easter rabbit as a symbol of fertility, with the colored eggs symbolizing the growth of new life.

Well, one thing we know, Easter is what Holy Week is mostly about for most of Christendom. Who benefits, the most from the celebration of Easter? The very segments of society Jesus fought with. The merchants, government and apostate religions! The sales associated with Easter jingles ample profits into their collective bank accounts. Making the Easter season one the most profitable of the year. Especially, for area restaurants.

Governments love the Easter season, also. Because the Easter season is seen by them as a means of keeping the population in check. Meaning none of this nonsense Jesus encouraged. Like a government responsibility to use its influence to encourage its citizens to understand that temporal and spiritual solutions are found through their Father in heaven. And, that governments needs to absorb wise godly counsel from the church.

Whether Christ followers like it or not, government does not do anything out of fear of the church. Angering Christians over such mockery of what the season really means never enters the minds of most modern day politicians. Instead the government sees its role as enriching the few and impoverishing the many. Contrary to the secondary meaning of what what the season is about. Which is, one of liberation from temporal needs. Of course, the primary purpose being, “Unless you repent you shall likewise perish.” See Luke 13:1-3. And today, who is right there opposing the Christ way? By supporting government shenanigans, none other than many, not all, Christian churches. Celebrating by ignorance or on purpose paganism.

In the United States, one might argue that the government celebrates the arrest of Christianity with its annual, White House Easter roll. Which dates back to 1878, and takes place on Easter Monday. If we the church, today practiced the teachings of Christ. There would be no such annual shenanigans. But today, if such bravery were attempted the government would have us arrested as extremist and labeling us a dangerous militia. Which may be a good thing because there is a need to put the fear of God among those, who think that they know better than Jesus, what is good for the nation. And if you have read previous discussions, that represents blasphemy. A sin God condemns, but has been twisted to mean something that’s misleading.

This is some of what it takes to make the church effective in a modern twenty first century society. The Resurrection is about choice. It is recorded in Deuteronomy 30:19, “I call haven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your decedents may live.” From Joshua 24:15, “And if it seems evil to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve…. But as for me and my house, we shall serve the LORD.” Should the decision be made not to agree with Moses and Joshua to choose life and serve the Lord. Jesus makes the consequences quite clear. And he, who does not take up the cross and follow after me is not worthy of Me.” (Scriptural text:Matthew 10:38).

Being unworthy of Jesus is something to be avoided. Because, it has only negative consequences. Empires like the United States disappear while on its way to nothingness. While the people bear much suffering in the process. There are tell tale signs along the way such as governmental confusion as to how to govern. Lawlessness increases exponentially and moral decadence becomes the new normal. Like presidential hopeful, Pete Buttigieg referring to his male partner as his husband. When such is the case, as in the United States, this then is her destiny. Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. (Scriptural text:Psalms 127:1).

There is a certain amount of self denial required when following Jesus. He said, those who will follow me, must deny themselves, and take up My cause as symbolized by the My cross. (Scriptural text: Mark 8:34). “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.” (Scriptural text:Mark 8:35). Such statements have to do with arguing for the provision of temporal needs for the people. Opposing merchants, apostate religious leaders, governments, who are sure to stand in the way. It’s in that context that the preaching of the gospel is never absent. The power of the gospel is the world changer. It’s a weapon of war as metaphorically illustrated by the Psalmist concerning another declared evil. Psalms 127:3-5, Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD. The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. But, they shall speak with their enemies in the gate.

There are other worthy battles to be fought. Against those, who oppose universal health care. ObamaCare was a start, but we need to take the next step Medicare for all. Livable wages indexed to inflation, restructuring the tax system, universal affordable housing, free education beyond high school, reigning in global warming, embryonic stem cell research, limiting war to just wars like the war against Nazism, and today, the war against Islam a parallel evil. Just to cite a few examples. And never to be forgotten, the words of Jesus. As to who are the greater sinners. Using the Galileans, the unfortunate people who experienced death accidentally as metaphors. “I tell you, no; but unless you repent, you will likewise perish.” (Texts:Luke 13:1-5).

To do otherwise would be to succumb to our Caesar’s. They cried out! “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!” Pilate said unto them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, we have no king but Caesar!” (Scriptural text:John 19:15). And that is the echoing call, of modern day America. Led sadly enough, by most of Christendom. A nation that has chosen death over life. With God keeping a careful record. And if anyone has noticed, we, and our decedents seem to be headed towards a very dismal tomorrow. (Scriptural text:Deuteronomy 30:15). Because, so few are able to hear the centuries old echo from Joshua. “As for me and my house, we shall serve the LORD.” And by all means, keep your quiver full of arrows. And know that however, you use those dimensional mysteriousness of those arrows they pierce not causing death but life. For it is recorded. The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two two edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. (Scriptural text:Hebrews 4:12). From your quiver of arrows, pray that those shot, will experience confessed sins and acceptance of Christ, as redeemer and life reformer. Declaring that they, and their household shall serve the LORD.

Glorious, and victorious resurrection to all, as we journey to Holy Week 2020. May His cause be lived through us. As it’s recorded for us, “They that say that they abide in Him, ought themselves also to walk even as He walked.” (Scriptural text:1 John 2:6). The true meaning of Holy Week with its climatic discovery of the risen Christ.

Worlds foremost conversation

But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb.

And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him “Rabboni!” (which is to say teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.'” (Scriptural texts:John 20:11-17 NKJV).

“I will praise You, For You have answered me, and have become my salvation. The stone the builders rejected has become the Chief cornerstone. This was the LORD’s doing. It is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Scriptural texts:Psalms 118:21-24 NKJV).

The journey of His resurrection continues, “If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God.” (Scriptural text:Colossians 3:1 NKJV).

“Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden in God. When Christ, who is our life appears, than you also will appear with Him in glory.” (Texts: Colossians 3:2-4 NKJV).

Yes! The world’s foremost conversation and hopefully Christendoms response. With great renewed strength and determination from all the previous discussions of the season.

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Yesterday observed as ‘Mournful Friday’ by Christendoms revolutionaries because a fellow human being was killed by the state and the religious leaders of His day. Very much like us because it is written, “For we have not an high priest, who can not be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin,” Hebrews 5:15.

Wherever Jesus went He encouraged resistance to state policies and held the religionist in perfect contempt. Because He said, “I and my Father are one and the same,” John 10:30;14:7;1 John 5:7, and, “Repent or you shall likewise perish,” Luke 13:3. Words still disdained today by Christ deniers whether politicians or religionist. They thought His death would silence His movement. They were correct. The modern church is the perfect whore of the state. We have His disdain for governments recorded in Isaiah 40:15. And His contempt for the church in Revelation 3:14-17. Together they have silenced the Christ objection to state and religious corruption.

So with suspicion of future events Christ offered some parting words.” It is finished,” John 19:30 Standing near the execution spot was the mother of Christ, and Mary Magdalene His personal adviser perhaps history’s most influential women. Jesus looked at His mother and the disciple whom He loved standing near by, He said to His mother, “Woman behold your Son,” John 19:26. Then He said to the disciple, “Behold your mother!” And from that hour that disciple took her to his own home, John 19:27. From those words from Jesus, “Woman behold your son.”

Many seek her supernatural intersession. Such an unfortunate occurrence, though blessed is the mother of Christ. Jesus never said that His mother could intercede on behalf of we sinners.

From time to time history puts forth an unusual person, sometimes a man like Jesus and at other times a woman like Mary Magdalene. Who then stand up and oppose the corruption of the state and church. We know what Jesus did. But few know that it was Mary Magdalene, who held the disciples together after the murder of Jesus. According to the Gnostic Bible, found in The Gospel of Mary, “The students were grieved. They wept profoundly saying, “How can we go to the gentiles and preach the gospel of the kingdom of the human child? If they did not spare Him, will we be spared?” Then Mary stood up, greeted them all, and said to her brothers, “Do not weep and do grieve or be irresolute, for His grace will be fully with you and will protect you. Rather let us praise His greatness. He prepared us and made us truly human.”

When Mary said this, she turned their hearts to the good, and they began to discuss the words of the Savior.

That was then but what about today? So the question is asked? What have you done to oppose the ineffectiveness of the state and church? And is there anything that we can do collectively to make the state more answerable to God’s edicts? And the church, a combative operative of the revolutionary Christ? Destroying the church as a snuggle bunny of the state! Can you not see how unchristian America has become from her past?

Not an ordinary Saturday-A

Because it was Preparation Day, the Jewish Sabbath dead bodies weren’t allowed to remain on the cross. The Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken? And that they be allowed to take Christ, and the other two away.

Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of both men, who were crucified with Him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out, For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled. “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” And again another scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.” (Scriptural texts:John 19:31-37).

Setting the stage for this historic occurrence. Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “Who is and was and who is to come, the Almighty.” (Scriptural text:Revelation 1:7-8).

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Different perspectives can be cast for this day. It was filled with plenty of drama. Eventually, concluding with the murder of Jesus. With both the religious and secular authorities being complicit in His execution by Crucifixion. A typical Roman punishment.

From the events of the week, Christians should understand that religion, politics, and the Christ way do not mix. Christianity should not be seen as a religion! It is though because it has been severely corrupted. Think in terms of a Christ movement as a band of confederates. Absent concrete, wood or stained glass windows. And certainly, absent profiteers extraordinary known as clergy. Who are into empire building as a means of proving that God favors them, as opposed to the revolutionary workers of Christ the very fragrance of Christ. While the religious profiteers are nothing more than the whores of the state through their, Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 501 (c)(3) status. A blatantly anti-Christ governmental authority. To the government it’s worth the tax exemption in order to keep tract of church doings. Hard to be a rebel confederate extraordinary while being a mistress of the government.

Sincere Christ confederates operate at their best without any type of hierarchy. All that stuff was added as time progressed. It served, and still serves as a means of securing manipulative power structures. Inflicting nothing but mental, emotional and physical anguish. Some very brutal leading to serious injuries and even suicides.

It’s different for Europe because Europe politically is endangered by Islam. Europe sees the Christianization of their states as a means of religious and political salvation from Islam. It’s a very dangerous trend because it allows governments to speak for God. And, who better represents the government than the Roman Pope?

And, it’s a trend moving across the United States. Where clergy can have their sermons and activities censored. The spirit of Holy Week is not to allow the government to censor or meddle in church functions. No matter how carnal or spiritual the church may be. The Christ doctrine, hands off!

This padre has argued repeatedly that organized religion is one of the greatest calamities ever inflicted upon humanity. That is because humanity is not fit to speak for God. When a politician announces that he or she is a Christian; run for cover because such twin evils are antagonistic to the teachings of Jesus Christ. Christ spent his life, especially His last week of life fighting religion and politics. Are the two any different today? Of course not, so the Christ movement of Holy Week continues. Liberating humanity from the clutches of religion and government. Demanding that the two provide for the temporal needs of its citizens.

Think in terms of Catholicisms influence upon Europe. Along with Protestantism influence there. There you have a stagnant Christ bogged down with traditionalism without the power of the resurrected Christ the whole point of Holy week. With people identifying with the influences of religious denominations. Absent the get up and fight for the principles that Christ taught.

Change yourself, change your world which Requires experiential newness of life. See 2 Corinthians 5:17, making you ready to become a rebel confederate. That verse reads as follows, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they have become new creations; old things are passed away; behold all things have become new.” That’s what Holy Week is all about. Because in the end it was all about the creation of another responsibility. One of being ambassadors see, 2 Corinthians 5:20. Whose duties are enumerated in verses 18-19. Make it clear by making it simple see Romans 10:9-10. It doesn’t cost anything, no tithing, no baptism, no joining. Just confession and belief. And look at what it can accomplish which is the healing of fractured race relations. Including the solving the nations immigration quagmire and so much more.

The calendar of Jesus was packed with 29 encounters. Some pleasant but most very antagonistic to His message and mission. Just a very brief discussion about one of those dates. Jesus never said anything about observing the week starting with ‘Good Friday-Easter Sunday.’

Here is what He taught followers about the observance of His life and death. It’s found in, Matthew 26:26-29. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread and blessed it, broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat, this is My body. Then He took the cup, and gave thanks” And gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, “I will not drink of this fruit from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Holy Week, seven days that changed the world forever. A period of time in which Jesus would introduce a new contract between himself and the world community. The eating of bread, the sacrificial crucified substance of His body. Combined with the drinking of His blood for the remission of sins.

During the absence of Jesus Christians have three primary obligations. Offer the gospel to the world community, for the forgiveness of sins, and to provide for their temporal needs. And, to continue to pay tribute to Mary Magdalene. See Matthew 26:13. And, remember it by participating in the Lord’s supper.

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After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scriptures might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. (Scriptural texts:John 19:28-30).

“But if the Spirit of Him, who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.” (Scriptural text:Romans 8:11).

But there is a prerequisite, it’s found in Romans 10:9-10 which reads, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe with your heart that God has raised Him from the dead you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

Behold the Man

So then, Pilate took Jesus and scourged (whipped) Him. And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. Then they said, “Hail King of the Jews!” And they struck Him with their hands. Pilate then went out again, and said to them, “Behold I am bringing Him out to you, that you may know that I find no fault with Him.” Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said to them, “Behold the Man!”

When the chief priests and officers saw Him, they cried out saying, “Crucify Him, crucify Him!” Pilate said to them, “You take Him for I find no fault in Him.” The Jews answered him, “We have a law and according to our law He ought to die because He made Himself the Son of God.”

When Pilate heard that saying, he was more afraid, and went out again into the Praetorium, and said to Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. Then Pilate said to Him, “Are you not speaking to me?” Do You not know that I have power to crucify You, and power to release you?”

Jesus answered, “You could have no power at all against Me unless it had been given you from above. Therefore the one who delivered Me to you has the greater sin.”

From then on Pilate sought to release Him, but the Jews cried out saying, “If you let this man go, you are not Caesar’s friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar.”

When Pilate heard that saying, he brought Jesus out and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called, The Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

Now it was the Preparation Day of the Passover, and about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews, “Behold your King!” But they cried out, “Away with Him, away with Him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King!” The chief priest answered, “We have no king but Caesar!” Then he delivered Him to them to be crucified. So they led Him away.

And He was bearing His cross, went out to a place called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him, and two others with Him, one on each side, and Jesus in the center.

Now Pilate wrote a title and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then many of the Jews read the title, for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city; and it was written in Hebrew, Greek and Latin. The chief priests of the Jews said to Pilate, “Do not write, The King of the Jews,” but, He said, “I am the King of the Jews.” Pilate answered, “What I have written, I have written.” (Scriptural texts:John 19:1-22).

change like no other in history part two

Never in the history of the world has the world encountered such a profound wseek. Jesus marched through the week disregarding centuries of religious practices. From which a legal system had evolved. Then he boldly created a different approach to the practice of religion. And around this religion tagged Christianity, another legal system would be developed.

Both the religious and civil authorities thought that this threat to their community influence and power had finally ended. Until those religious leaders remembered their experience with Jesus at the temple. There He threw the profiteers out of the temple. Accusing them of making God’s house a house of merchants. Quickly, those who sanctioned using God’s house as a business enterprise asked, “By what authority do you have to expel our merchants?” Jesus replied, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up?” They laughed, saying, “Forty six years was this temple under construction.” Scoffing and saying, “You’ll rebuild it in three days?” Not knowing that Jesus spoke of His body and not a structure of perishable materials. See John 2:13-21.

Those same religious leaders would go to Pilate. Reminding him of what the deceiver had said before His death. After three days, I will rise again. Begging that Pilate would make the grave secure. So that his disciples would be unable to steal the corpse of Jesus. Then claiming that as He said, He has risen! Knowing that such an occurrence would mobilize the people. Resulting in what they feared most. The loss of their authority and power. They put it this way, “If the people believe He is risen from the dead, the last error would be greater than the first!” They got their wish as Pilate dispatched men to secure the tomb and to stand watch. See Mathew 27:62-66.

During the days of Holy Week discussions were presented which were about the 7 days that changed the world forever. Each day presented arguments different from the usual arguments of Holy Week. With a focus about a movement that should remain antagonistic to both church and government. Because, both have become the bedfellows of complacency, when compared to the central message of Jesus, as he traveled to Jerusalem. It was the day before Palm Sunday, named after the occurrence described in John 12:12-13. But it set the tone for the week as throngs of greeted Jesus by yelling expressions of suffering, “Hosanna! Meaning liberate us while carrying and waving their palm branches. Then on a Friday, Jesus declared, “It is finished! Then bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. See John 19:30. All that remained for that historical change to reach us was His burial and resurrection.

gifts from the heart part one

Compared to Tuesday. Wednesday was quite and peaceful for Jesus. But no so for his enemies, as were plotting as to how to silence Him.

Jesus spent Thursday with his friends including the twelve disciples. Where once again Jesus had some unique things to say. They are found eating dinner when Mary arrived. Needing no special invitation because of her relationship with Jesus. Most come to Jesus in need of something, but not Mary. She went right up to Jesus, and with a very expensive substance; she blessed Jesus with an ointment. Her purpose was as an act of respect and worship. That ointment was a very expensive herb. Mary kept it in an alabaster box, according to Matthew 26:7. She applied the substance to the feet of Jesus. Then using her hair to wipe His feet. John chapter twelve verses 2-3 records that dinner table occurrence.

Judas Iscariot was present there as one of the twelve, see John chapter twelve verse four. He was outraged that such an expensive substance was used on the feet of Jesus. He demanded to know, why the substance was not sold for a handsome profit because of its beauty and sweet aroma. With the money being used to help the poor. The poor from a contextual perspective should not be taken to mean poor like penniless. But rather Jesus’ commitment to make sure that ordinary people like most of us were not squeezed out or eliminated from the bounties of our labor. Through the greed, power and influence of the wealthy.

It’s not that Judas cared about the poor. He knew from the teachings of Jesus, and his personal observations, the personal commitment Jesus had for the poor. Suspecting his remarks would please Jesus.

Instead Jesus rebukes Judas telling him to leave Mary alone. Telling Judas that what Mary did was a symbolic act done to commemorate His death and burial. Suggesting the special relationship between the two. Mary knew the fate of Jesus from Jesus himself. Something the twelve disciples themselves were not aware of until later.

Jesus accepted Mary’s adoration of service. Telling all the guest, and us, as well. Jesus said, “Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world. What this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.” See Matthew 26:13. Because she gave to Jesus and did not ask of Him.” A rare occurrence during the life Christ, then, and now!

Jesus elaborated more telling Judas and the others that the poor they would always have among them to liberate. Saying, “You will not always have me with you on this physical plane,” John 12:8. Meaning that once murdered, buried, resurrected and ascended, a new relationship between God, and humanity would be ushered into the world.

During this period God’s presences and influences would be very different. His presences would be revealed and experienced through our Bible. Without our Bible, we Christians would be hard pressed to determine truth from non-truths. As it is, its difficult to separate truth from non-truths because so many Bible expositors differ as to what is truth. Solution. Study your Bible carefully because it’s a complex book. If you can’t match a clergy exposition with your Bible. Then it’s probably not biblical truth. It’s highly suggested that people study the books Paul wrote which the book of Acts through to Hebrews. This Padre argues that Paul wrote the book of Acts and not Luke. As recorded in 2 Peter 3:15-16. Where we find these words. “And consider that the long suffering of our Lord is salvation, as experienced by our beloved brother Paul. According to the wisdom given to him, he has written to you, verse 15.

Give careful consideration to verse 16. In all his epistles speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand. Which untaught, and unlearned people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the scriptures.

Dreams to live hope to give

The previous day was a very busy day for Jesus. In total, Jesus used fifteen different stories to illustrate His various doctrines. This padre touched upon one of them by discussing the story of the landowner. So here is another one, and it’s important because there Jesus clearly draws the line. Making it very clear, concerning some of what he expects Christians to accomplish. It is referred to as the parable of the sheep and the goats. For discussion purposes it can be tagged as, dreams to live and hope to give.

It is significant for reasons other than Christian service to the community. It is the last time that Jesus would visit the temple. Soon thereafter, the Hebrew law would be set aside, and the age of grace would be offered to the world community. For years, I have been very fond of an acronym for grace. It is the featured story of Holy Week, but one would never think so with the emphasis on new clothes, colored eggs, and chocolate bunnies. A disgrace to the holiness of Holy Week. The acronym is as follows. for “g” God, “r” Riches, “a” At, “c” Christ, “e” Expense.” The central message of Holy Week but not the only message of importance.

The known world at the time of Christ was to experience the most phenomenal event in world history. The ushering in and the establishment of Christianity. Only to be followed by yet another phenomenal event. Recorded in Revelation 19:15, “He will smite the nations ruling them with a rod of iron.” With the grand climax occurring as pronounced in Matthew 25:34. “….Come you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” That folks is the complete history of Holy Week and the age of grace. It’s what we Christ followers have to look forward to, when we walk the talk and when necessary pay the price. Perhaps to experience contempt, prosecutions, jail and even death.

What we do not know is, when will Jesus end the madness, of and, between the nations? And when will the blessed of His Father, inherit the promised kingdom? What we do know is that turbulent times will come into existence. Sometime during the later part of the age of the church. Making it virtually impossible for rational states to exist and govern from a perspective of sanity. Mainly because the multiple swirling of catastrophic events by ISSI. Including diseases, unemployment, hunger and water shortages. With unprecedented powerful earthquakes hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding and droughts because of global warming. Forcing Christ to intervene, and later to usher in His kingdom.

The last message Jesus delivered at the temple set the standard for Christian behavior. Jesus said that failure to preform this duty would have serious consequences. So adamant was Jesus that He promised to someday gather the people of all nations to a summit at the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. In Matthew 25:32, Jesus compared this summit as a division between sheep and goats. There they would have to give an account for their successes or failures. The sheep are the righteous for they honored their Christian responsibility while the goats failed. The reward the sheep experience is recorded in Matthew 25:34. With the King saying to the sheep. “Come you, blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Why? “Hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, sick, imprisoned, and you provided for my temporal needs,” verses 35-36. They asked, “When did we do this?” verses 37-39, Jesus answered, “… inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me,” verse 40. This discussion should be read in conjunction with yesterday’s discussion, “The economics of Holy Week.”

The experience of the goats is recorded in verses 41-46. They wanted to know from Jesus when had they failed. Jesus simply answered. Failure to provide for the temporal needs of the people is the same as not doing it for Me. The goats will go away into everlasting punishment. While the sheep, experience life eternal.

Envision our Christ like responsibility as a series of visions to enact. Meaning to pattern our lives after His. And, with determination execute the aforementioned directives  Jesus demanded of His sheep. Not as duty, but as passionate love for those in need. For all Christians, it should encompass our lives daily. One person at a time and one issue at a time. Done without a lot of noise or notice. Especially, with issues, which usually represented projects of some sort of controversy.

The Christ reference to “imprisonment,” verse 36, has caused this Padre to speculate on what was meant by that expression. Concluding that those behind bars should be visited. But the deeper metaphorical meaning is represented by people, imprisoned by life’s cruel circumstances, verse 40. Some self inflicted and others by circumstances beyond their control.

As Christ followers, we should look for opportunities to offer hope. Remember, hope to give. Done with no noise or notice just hope from those with dreams to live. The point being that it is something all Christ followers can do. Few of us can change the world, but all of us can help a little.

This day in the life of Jesus moves on with it being a day of teaching. Making it a rather peaceful day for Jesus. But, not for the religious leaders. One can only imagine how Jesus upset them. Talking about setting aside their law dating back hundreds of years. This talk about everlasting life or eternal punishment. Jesus claiming foreknowledge of His death. But the death would only be temporary because of His resurrection, ascension to to be with His Father, later to return and establish a kingdom on earth.

Wow! they must have concluded. This is the talk of a crazy man who is becoming more dangerous to the existing establishment. They must have thought, if this continues there may well be a revolution. A successful revolution was possible they thought. Because more, and more people were siding with Jesus. What to do, they wondered. With the high priest Caiaphas presiding they concluded that they would have to capture Jesus by surprise and kill Him, Matthew 26:2-4. But they would have to over come a major hurdle because it was nearing passover. And they did not want to further enrage the people. They would need assistance, and the assistance they would receive would came from the inside. One by betrayal and the other by denial which in itself is picturesque. Meaning His sheep with dreams to live and hope to give can expect adversity to strike from the unexpected.

People are needed especially those who want to change the world the Christ way. In the previous discussions it was suggested that it could be accomplished by up setting the apple cart. Implementing the duality of Matthew 21:41,… destroy those wicked men and create a new vineyard where economic justice is a justice of the work force. For this discussion changing the world the Christ way is offering dreams to live and hope to give. All in accordance with Matthew 25:37-40.

art of warfare

Change yourself, so you can change your world. Neither is easy, but both are doable.

“Battle is the most magnificent competition in which human beings can indulge. It brings out all that is best. It removes all that is base. All combatants are afraid in battle. The coward is the one, who lets their fear overcome their sense of duty. Duty is the essence of personhood,” General George S. Patton.

“Be extremely subtle to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of your opponents fate,” Sun Tzu.

The aforementioned represent battle tactics applied as each battle dictates. Applicable to us through select principles only. This is Holy Week, and the Christ souldier has enemies governed by technicians not always visible. So the following must be understood and applied for the understanding of the Christ souldiers duty. So that the Christ souldier can become the director of their opponents fate.

economics of Holy Week

After yesterdays work, Jesus returned to Bethany to stay with Mary. Mary was a close confidant of Jesus. Mary seemed to have an intuition as to what Jesus needed. This created a certain amount of jealousy among the disciples. It also seems to have been the determining factor as to why Judas betrayed Jesus.

After a good nights rest Jesus returned to Jerusalem, where He spent most of the day in the temple teaching. He liked to tell illustrative stories that often had two meanings. Which interesting enough can be applied to American economics. He told a number of them that day. For this discussion, one of those stories will be discussed.

Jesus tells the story of a property owner. The owner developed the property, and then leased the property to some farmers. Apparently, this particular property owner was a person of considerable wealth. As he lived a distance from his land, perhaps in another country.

When the time was right, he sent his employees to collect his compensation for the rent of his land. But the employees upon arriving, encountered some tragedies.

This did not please the property owner. So he dispatched a larger contingency of employees, who met the same fate.

Determined to get what he considered fair compensation from his investment. He decided to send his son. Thinking that they would respect him because he was heir to a fortune and most likely a powerful and influential man. Concluding that hurting the son would result in swift judgment upon the farmers by the authorities. America the beautiful, that’s the history of democracy. Crush the workers equity for the sake of the profiteers. Corporate conglomerates, U.S. presidency and congress. Supported by the nations judiciary. All aided and abetted by lobbyist!

That did not deter the farmers. Upon hearing that the owner was sending his son. They conspired among themselves, as to how they might kill him and seize his inheritance. When the opportunity presented itself, they murdered the son.

Jesus then asked those gathered in the temple, what they thought the lord or owner would do to those farmers? They answered Jesus, saying that the owner will, “Miserably destroy those wicked men, and will lease his vineyard to other farmers, who will render to him the fruits in their seasons.” (Scriptural texts:Matthew 21:33-41).

The question Jesus asked, and the answer, is the most profound q/a of social economic realities in the history of labor relations. No matter how ancient or modern because it has and always will be the intent of capitalist to crush the workers. The church is the answer to such abusive behavior. But, the church for the most part is impotent concerning the issues of economic fairness. Contrast that with the Holy Week Jesus walked, with the Holy Week most churches are presenting about His walk. And it is absent His struggles against unfair secular, and meaningless religious institutions.

Jesus was a constant critic of economics. In the above story, he does not condemn the earning of money or reaping the profits from investments. It is about the lack of fairness that is central to the story. There is something about fairness or the lack thereof in economics that undresses people. Jesus taught this in Matthew 7:20, “Therefore by their fruits you shall know them.” Which allows us to discover true character, whether its that of the collective group of economic conglomerates, who care only about profits for themselves, or that of individuals, who want a fair share of those profits. Because after all, they make the nations varied vineyards productive.

From the story Jesus told about the householders and the farmers. Their opposing struggles, one for excessive profits, and the other for economic justice. A fair dollar, for a fair hour of work. Failure to do so results in stealing from the workers. In the lifetime of Jesus and in ours too. Denying economic fairness to the workforce, is the story of labor history. It is filled with beatings, stoning and even murders.

A close examination of Genesis 3:19 would indicate that God instituted the first economic system on earth. By your sweat and labor you will earn a living, penned Moses. Carried over into this story taught in the temple. It is a story about economic fairness. The farmers represent today’s work force. Being taken advantage of by the householder, today’s corporate conglomerates. Who by denying the farmers today’s workforce a fair share in the market place of economics. (Scriptural text:Matthew 21:33). Also according to, Matthew 21:33, the landowner makes available his land for the farming of fruit. With the corporate conglomerates as landowners refusing to equitably share the profits with the farmers or workforce. When the landowner seeks his compensation from his investment, it is refused. (Scriptural texts:Matthew 21:34-35). Could have been the worlds first organized strike strategy taught by Jesus. No wonder they wanted Jesus dead. As was discovered yesterday. Better is the way of unfairness, and even death, then to let the ways of Jesus and his teachings prevail.

One application, among many, for our Christ parable is the soaring costs for survival. Today we should refuse to pay those conglomerates what they consider fair compensation for making their products available to the buying public. There are many ways to do this. One way is to buy only what’s absolutely necessary. Plan your business, so that it becomes unnecessary to add extra miles because something was neglected. Some have dollar limits on certain purchases like gasoline. They find themselves spending less because they have put limits on their weekly millage. For them, they have saved a considerable amount of money. While refusing the gasoline conglomerates, what they would prefer to collect from them. To each their own. But all drivers need to take some course of action to cripple these gasoline conglomerates. As they say, it us or them baby! Some driver’s prefer that it is them! Don’t be tricked by falling gas prices. None of those oil conglomerates are starving or going naked.

And the same tactics, with adjustments, can be applied to all the other reckless profiteers. Which includes all levels governments whether local, state or the feds. Think not! That reckless taxation is not reckless profiteering. For this scenario, they represent the landowners and we the people the farmers. As the farmers in the story resisted, we to need to resist, and kill the householder economically. The crippling power of the strike accomplishes miracles for the paycheck with much forbearance over time. But the farmers, must be united. In today’s world the landowners have killed the farmers, sorry state it is! For the timid, organize work slow downs and called absences because of fair weather flu. Like the occasional nation wide bravery of fast food chain employees. All such behaviors contribute to killing the landowners. Absent the violence by the farmers because the farmers can not inherit their due inheritance. If the landowner, is completely destroyed by the farmers. Generally, just the right mix of non-violent violence will do what is necessary.

For all my anti-union readers out there, have you ever noticed that your bosses are often the perfect persona of the Christ image of a landowner by being anti-union? Why? Simple answer for oppressive and controlling reasons. Mostly centered around low wages and benefits. Don’t buy their argument, we can’t afford to pay more. We’re so broke that we have to cut your benefits. They have money to give outrageous bonuses to those within landowner hierarchy. And, lots of money to spend cloning politicians. Who then write laws at both the state and federal levels, that cripple the farmers. Wake up fellow farmers and fight for your inheritance.

Remember the Christ way is not easy but it is a necessary way. It’s all about changing yourself, so you can change your world.

Then the landowner errors again, but still determined to rob the farmers, he sends his son, who suffers the loss of his life. (Scriptural texts:Matthew 21:36-39).

That is the history of capitalistic economics. No matter how oppressive it is to the farmers with oppressive salaries, and other consumer costs. Corporate landowner profiteering will rebound with the war cry of Matthew 21:41, … destroy those wicked farmers the toiling workers of America. And create a new vineyard where economic injustice will again prevail. Which is exactly what has occurred with one presidential election after another. Including of course every congressional election. American politics is all about the rescue of those collective landowners at the expense of the farmers, the tax payers.

For awhile they will prevail, as this is their kingdom, the kingdom of the ungodly. The farmers or workforce are its captives because of Genesis 3:19, which teaches, by your sweat and labor you will earn a living. As did Christ, we should continue to resist such unfairness and fight for economic equality. That is the desired outcome of the worlds first economic system instituted by God and as recorded in Genesis 3:19

This is what we Christians call Holy Week. It commemorates the work, suffering, death and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. Verse 42 of Matthew 21, is what we Christians need to cling to. Jesus said unto them, “Have you not read the scriptures, Psalms 118:22-23, “The stone which the builders rejected, the same became the head of the corner; this is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.” Suggesting that Christ is the corner stone that holds the foundation together. And indeed, it should be marvelous in the eyes of the Christ community. Life with its varied adversities does not always play out as we would like. But they will play out according to God’s plan. Because He is the corner stone, that holds the foundation together. The ultimate victory is ours through that marvelous corner stone for whom this week commemorates. His work, suffering, murder and resurrection. The very foundation that will usher in His kingdom on earth, someday in the future.

As we pass through a world that knows no fairness because it is not the world of God’s kingdom. The Christian community is redeemed by the sacrificial slaughter of Jesus Christ, Revelation 19:11-16. Which reads, “And I saw heaven open and, behold, a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He does judge and makes war.”

His eyes were like a flame of fire, And on His head were many crowns; and He had a name written that no man knew, but He Himself.”

“And He was clothed with a vesture (His body crucified) dipped in blood; and His name was called the Word of God.”

“And the armies that were in heaven followed Him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.”

“And out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should smite the nations, and He shall rule them with a rod of iron; and He treads the wine press with the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”

“And he had on His vesture, and on His thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.”

This Messianic promise is our experience today because we were made clean by the vesture of His body dipped in blood. The very WORD of GOD, verse thirteen. With our futures being secured in His victorious return to earth. (Scriptural texts:Revelation 19:14-16).

The Christ message of Holy Week is twofold. Change your yourself and change your world. It starts with self. Renouncing behaviors opposed to the teachings of Christ. Then embrace His exhortation for newness of life provided through Jesus. Then taking up the cause of the cross, for a work place of justice. Then your life, and work will take on new meaning. Keeping in mind our Chief cornerstone is available to help those now, who want to change the world the Christ way. By upsetting the apple cart by reversing the war orders of all economic oppressors found in Matthew 21:41 … destroy those wicked men and create a new vineyard where economic justice is a justice of the work force.

souring gas prices

Newswires are warning we consumers to expect gas prices to continue to rise. Advising best time to buy gas is on Monday. Gas prices could rise to $5 a gallon.

So why is happening? According to the gasoline producing industry its occurring because of the lack of enthanol. And enthanol is a renewal fuel made from corn and other plant based substances. They are not available now because of weird weather systems that have flooded the farm lands of America. Without enough interruption to allow the water to evaporated or drain into reservoirs. The nations great rivers have been over burden resulting in standing waters on farm lands.

Reeking havoc for farmers and all of us between them and our gas stations.

It’s a hoax! Perpetuated upon the public by corporate conglomerates associated with gasoline manufacturers. Enthanol is not a absolute ingredient necessary for the manufacturing of gasoline.

The tuning up of gasoline manufacturing facilities from winter to summer conditions. May require a small hike for the purchase of gasoline, but not several dollars per gallon. Dumping that concept into the bucket of another hoax.

What’s really at play is capitalism’s death grip upon consumers. Which has also convinced the public that it’s all about the mysterious hand of God driving the market place. Interpreted to mean prices are determined by available supply and demand.

To make matters worse 99.99 % of American churches buy into such nonsense. So this Padre checked in his credentials and went elsewhere.

This Padre is available to discuss the hoax of crony capitalism. Guaranteed to be lively and spirited! Found through the Contact Us link on my Home page.

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Not in my Father’s house

Here we are a short time after Palm Sunday. Jesus on this day in history, is still in Jerusalem, and enters the temple, the Jewish house of worship. There he discovered that the temple had become a place of commerce. With great indignation, he astonishes everyone! Driving everyone out of the temple of God that either sold or bought. Charging the profiteers, as money changers and overthrowing tables. Admonishing them that His house was a house of prayer, but they had turned it into a “den of thieves!” (Scriptural texts:Matthew 21:12-13).

Suggesting that commerce was more important to the religious authorities than providing for the needs of the people. A condition that haunts and plagues Christianity today. A reading of the gospels combined with the gnostic gospels shows a Christ, who cared little about profit. His ministry was about providing for there spiritual and temporal needs.

In verse 14, we see Jesus caring for the temporal needs of the people. With the children paying tribute to Jesus, saying, Hosanna (meaning liberate us) to the son of David! verse 15. Instead of the religious leaders being pleased; they became indignant. Nothing has changed to this day. If it had, things would be very different. Religion is, and always has been about profit and oppression. The Christ, whose life we commemorate, paraded a different commemoration one of spiritual and temporal liberation.

This is just one event in a day most likely filled with other confrontations with the religious hierarchy. But if it was the only event recorded for us, perhaps because it filled his day, it was a full days work. Condemning greed, and self serving interest is always a hard days work.

What are we to make of these contradiction between Jesus and the religious authorities. The short answer is that the Christ of the gospels had nothing in common with the religious hierarchy. They were self serving their own interest for the sake of power and influence in the time of Jesus. It has not changed in our twenty first century.

The Christ we saw in Matthew was a man capable of anger. Willing to act upon that anger. Angry because money was more important than the practical needs of the people.

The function of the modern church should be two fold. First, it should be humble, and if necessary destroy the power structures that denies people their every day substance. Not meaning welfare dependency, but rather a fair market place for people who know the meaning of Genesis 3:19, your substance results from your labor and sweat. Meaning a livable wage pegged to inflation. So that when prices rise, so do wages. The government, and the nations corporate conglomerates would fight that to their death, and so should the body of Christ. But a great problem exists, many churches today would join the government, and corporate America in opposing such fairness. Making them today’s den of thieves. Resulting in the few, who know the purpose of a church to retreat in order to be regenerated spiritually for tomorrows battle. The Christ message is – change yourself and change your world – neither is simple.

coal miner’s daughter Loretta Lynn

The matriarch of country music turns 87 today! Always been interested in trail blazers. People like Loretta, who ignored stereotypical boundaries, and manufactured success, and thus, greatness for herself. But that wasn’t her goal, it just happened because of the following.

Here are a few of the  ingredients she mixed together on her journey.

“In the long run, you make your own luck – good, bad or indifferent.”

“I’ve seen things, and that’s almost the same as doing them.”

“Nobody’s perfect. The only one that ever was, was crucified.”

“I wouldn’t have dared ask God for all He’s given me. I couldn’t have done it on my own. I thank God everyday for what I have.”

And, wrapped together with a whole lot more. Here’s one of those whole lot mores. “Now thanks be to God, who always causes us to triumph in Christ. And through us, diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God, the fragrance of Christ among those, who are being saved, and among those who are perishing.” See 2 Corinthians 2:14-15.

Paul’s tweet unveils how the  supernatural connects with the natural. And, makes for the unexpected to succeed. It’s as mystical, as it is mysterious because sometimes one is not aware of it until it has occurred.

Therefore, for the interested take a journey there, Found through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well, as do other forums where people can gather.

7 days that changed the world

It is not very often that a person graces this world with their presences. Then, 2000 years later His presences here is still memorialized. And memorialized, for a full week with our memorizing of Jesus completely altering community life. With public schools being closed. Churches conducting nightly pilgrimages. By high lighting the events of Holy Week leading up to Resurrection Sunday. On the day of His execution, businesses closed from 12-3, some stayed closed. The nation had blue laws, then, with businesses being closed on the Lord’s day. America was a far different country then. A Christ honoring, and a God fearing people. With a the nation being rewarded with prosperity and military superiority.

That was yesterday, today it’s very different, and all to the shame of the church. The church will have to answer for its treachery. Because, of the nations tumble from greatness, to mediocracy, then to nothingness which is the fault of the church.

The Christ being paraded across America today is not the Jesus of those distant yesterdays nor of the New Testament. The tributes being paid to him this entire week distorts His greatness and His mission. Because to associate Jesus with entrepreneurialism as a mechanism for profits over a thing called Easter, is pure blasphemy. With blasphemy being behaviors by which people or nations think that they can replace God’s edicts with their own.

There are many ways for a people to curse God today and thus die because they have committed the sin of blasphemy. And, it’s suggested that the world chaos manifesting itself in numerous ways today. Through out the world, and within the United States is occurring because the world, and the United States insists upon committing the sin of blasphemy against Jesus.

Scriptures teach that the United States was destined through the sons of Joseph to represent the purpose and mission of God upon this earth. As history moves forward, America falls further away from that cause and mission. A prime example is the legalization of same sex marriages. Which is blasphemy according to our scriptures, as recorded in Leviticus 20:13. Where we find this law from God, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

That same truth is found in Romans 1:24-27. Penned by the Apostle Paul, the greatest churchman to have ever lived. During his lifetime he experienced much opposition from the original eleven disciples of Jesus. Despite the resurrection of Jesus, they continued to observe the Jewish rituals of Judaism. Paul persevered preaching Christ crucified and resurrected. They did not. We owe the commemoration of resurrection Sunday to historic battles he fought.

Because the church has allowed the government to sanction homosexuality. This great nation is being put to death, and their blood is falling upon all of us and for generations to come. Until the church, God’s instrument rises up to end such blasphemy against our God. If you want to know what marriage is all about examine the following scriptures, Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6 and Ephesians 5:31.

Jesus Christ, was the worlds greatest and most effective revolutionary. He challenged the religious and political authorities of his time and condemned them. To save America, so should the body of Christ, His church. Instead today, Jesus is presented as one with the state. The two are not compatible and have nothing in common! So, read upcoming discussions and get a glimpse of a very different Jesus.

The day prior to entering Jerusalem. Which was the day before Palm Sunday, named after the occurrence recorded, John 12:12-13, The people took branches of palm trees, and went to meet Jesus because they had heard He was coming to Jerusalem. And they cried expressions of suffering, saying Hosanna, meaning liberate us while carrying and waving their palm branches. They wanted a spiritual revolution! They got theirs and we need ours. America will only be changed through a spiritual revolution. A revolution announcing that mortal people can not succeed without honoring the Man of the season, Jesus Christ.

Jesus went to Bethany which was a short distance to the East of the city. He went there to have dinner with close friends. His learned that His friend Lazarus was sick and later died. Jesus did not pay much attention to the news of his death. He dined with the sisters of Lazarus, Martha and Mary. Both were close confidants of Jesus, with Mary being very special. Perhaps His wife according to the gnostic gospels. And that woman from the gnostic gospels kept the men together, and gave them purpose after the murder of Jesus. And of course the male dominated church has always minimized the spiritual gifts of woman. Adhering only to the writings of the King James Bible put together by mortal men, note, John 21:25. Let me O! Lord associate with gallant women and the world will be changed.

With Lazarus now dead four days. Both Martha, and Mary were very upset because they thought, if Jesus had arrived sooner Lazarus would not have died. Jesus accompanies the women to the grave sight. There He weeps! The stone was removed from the grave, and Jesus commanded, “Lazarus come forth!” He that was dead came forth. Jesus gave instructions directing that the grave clothes be removed. This account is described in John chapter eleven.

There is something peculiar about Christianity. Many people reject the message and mission of Jesus, unless they can associate miracles with his teachings. It apparently was that way during His lifetime. Because it was reported that many people believed in Jesus, because Jesus said, “Lazarus come forth.” And he, that was dead came forth. With many having seen the miracle He preformed, now believed, John 11:43-45.

But it had a secondary effect, the religious authorities feared that the Romans would come, and prohibit their clerical duties, and maybe destroying Jerusalem because of Jesus, verse 48, John eleven. So they decided that Jesus must be murdered, verse 53, John eleven.

The miracle of Lazarus being dead four days, John 11:39, and returning to life, John 11: 43-44, does not occur today. But with secular history unfolding before our eyes today, and being traceable to our scriptures. Such occurrences are miracles in themselves. People should see such occurrences as signs of our inerrant scriptures. Giving undeniable credibility to biblical pronouncements announced centuries before the life of Christ.

We’ll see greater hate for the Jews. And that hate will be focused on Jerusalem. Significant armies, of the world community will attack Jerusalem. Maybe led by the once again revived Roman Empire, a future ten state empire of our modern day European Union states. Perhaps led by an Assyrian king, from Germany. Done in conjunction with the Muslim Arab world. And an unlikely federation of nations from Russia, China and Iran. Mission obliterate the Jews as a people, and the state of Israel from the face of the world. The Christian West once a powerful federation of states in itself will have disintegrated into the rubbish of nothingness. Perhaps by Daesh, the unstoppable armies of Muhammad for the glory of Allah. The United States will have been obliterated. Russian hacking into our electronic systems to influence U.S. elections turns out be real. That perhaps represented  their experimental probing to eventually disable our electronic communications systems of operation and communications. Using for the first time drone driven submarines to launch nuclear weapons at targeted targets. Making the Japanese attack upon Pearl Harbor on, 07 December 1942, look like child’s play. Meanwhile, Daesh is here emerging from their many, Trojan Horses, better known as mosques. Wiping out key infrastructures at will. Hunting down, and beheading members of the U.S. Congress. The president, and his cabinet has been beheaded in public. Along with all Supreme Court justices. The U.S. citizenry has been so completely terrorized that there isn’t any will to resist.

Here is why Israel will again experience even greater horrific times. The high priest, Caiaphas said to his fellow priests. “You know nothing at all,” John 11:49. In the same chapter he said, “Consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not,” verse fifty. Israel still rejects the Messianic message of Jesus. The consequences of that rejection may well spill over onto the world scene. Resulting in some very volatile times for the world community. And, it’s playing out on the world scene today. Meaning kill Israel! As it would be more expedient for one nation to die, so that the whole world does not perish.

In John 11:25-26, just prior to returning life to Lazarus Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” That is the Palm Sunday message and the message of Holy Week, which should be the most celebrated week of the year for the family of Christ.

Hopefully, biblical road signs matched with secular events will serve as significant miracles causing many to believe in the life, death and resurrection of Christ.

The more things change the more they remain the same. In Jesus’ day the religious leaders feared the loss of power and influence. As opposed to serving the needs of the people. Which is the way of many, if not most of our religious leaders today. Always snuggling up to the political hierarchy for the sake of power and influence.

Think what an impact the church could have if it demanded living wages for workers. Restructuring our tax system to benefit employees and not CEO’s and their corporate conglomerates. Or, real universal health care with the federal government being the single payer. Providing a health care plan for every American beyond ObamaCare. Also taking advantage of what science has to offer from stem cell research. That is what the life of Jesus was about. Serving the needs and interest of ordinary people. And supported by the social Epistle of James, in particular, James 2:14-26. Far cry from the interest of most modern day churches. That is exactly why the High Priests decided Jesus would have to die. Up setting the apple cart is seldom a healthy thing to do, but it is the Christian thing to do.

That’s exactly what Christendoms Holy Week should be about. Celebrating the ways of our liberator, Hosanna in the highest. With God being great, so we can be great as His body of believers. We need to condemn the many practices of blasphemy unfolding before His church today. And crusade, for the social needs of His people. That is as much apart of Holy Week, as any segment of our Christ journey to His execution. If done boldly with determination, it could serve as Christendoms death march, as well. Read the following scriptures starting with 2 Timothy 3:12-13, Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecutions. But evil men will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. And, John 15:18-20, “If the world hates you, know it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” Remember the word that I said to you, “A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.” In Matthew 24:9, Jesus said, a time will come, when they will really make life hard for Christians. Christians will be hated and killed wherever they are found. Because the Christ teachings are being taught, and fought over for His names sake.

Christ was a militant for God, are you? Think of militancy in terms of spirituality. More about that later, as the journey continues. In the meantime, small cells should be formed and made combat ready. Being violent, nonviolently. Pay attention to other discussions during this holy season for insights.

Effect of calamity death to America

Your city with its changing landscape is in the midst of being dug up, and replaced by a weed that has no aesthetic value. It just grows, and wraps itself around everything aesthetically beautiful. Chocking the life out of anything in its path. Once every thing is dead that had any worth or beauty. It turns on itself with the same destructive fury. I am illustrating a political/religious system that has tormented the world for centuries, Islam.

Perfect modern day examples are Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Lebanon, Pakistan Qatar, Sudan and Syria. Nations that are mostly Muslim. Where they turn upon each other with destructive deadly force. Where that is not happening, Muslim regimes are so oppressive aesthetic life of value is now a weeded wonderland! Perfect example Saudi Arabia!

Sudan once captured global headlines over the death sentence given to Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, age 26 and pregnant. Why such a harsh penalty? She refused to recant her Christian beliefs.

Consider a little recent history when Pope Emeritus Benedict XV1 recited this statement made by Byzantine Christian Emperor, Manuel 11 Paleologos, who said, “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.” That statement speaks for itself. With this bit of commentary, “If the shoe fits put it on!” It must fit because where Muslims take root only the weeds of destruction and death grow.

Or, one might look at it from this perspective. How many people outside of Islams strangling weeds migrate to Muslim lands? Answer, few to none! On the other hand, conversely speaking, how many Muslims migrate to non-Muslim countries? Answer, millions! Now that should tell the non Muslim world that just maybe, Manuel the Second, knew what he was talking about. For that sure seems to be the repeated history of Muslim communities where ever they are found as the majority population. It seems that I have read something to this effect somewhere. “Those who fail to learn from history are sure to see history repeat itself.” Hold on to your chairs America. The nation is about to be chocked to death.

Put your thinking caps on and recall this event. An Ohio town under the weeding growth of Muslim seeds. Which produced death, by those strangling weeds of Islam.

An expert, Patrick Poole, on terrorism related subjects reported the following. Upon a visit to the greater Columbus, Ohio community. He reports that terrorism cells exist within Islamic Mosques. He cites, as examples two men, who were convicted on federal terrorism charges, who had emerged from a Columbus Mosque. One Muslim defendant was convicted of planning to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge. While the other was planning to destroy a a mall in the Columbus area.

And as could be expected, Muslim apologists are quick to emerge expressing regret. Always muttering the same rhetoric, the Muslim community condemns those involved. Islam is a religion of peace and those who act otherwise are the few not the many. They captured those thoughts from presidents Bush and Clinton.

Mr. Poole, contended that a very prominent international Muslim cleric, Dr. Salah Sultan, was one of his neighbors in the greater Columbus, Ohio community. And that Sultan had close ties with an international terrorist. That and the following is what brought his focus upon Dr Sultan. Poole has been able to trace support for Palestinian terrorism to the Columbus area with a direct link to Dr. Sultan. All though, Mr. Poole, does not directly make this connection. It is reasonable that the middle eastern businesses channels money to terrorist organizations. And these same devout Muslims, find safe haven in the Greater Columbus area mosques. That seems to be their modus operandi. And their method of operations in Mosques through out the United States.

To compound matters, according to Poole, Dr. Sultans, friend is none other than Yusuf Qaradaw. The United States government had designated, Yusaf Qaradaw, as a global terrorist. Who has openly instructed Muslims to fight against United States troops. Following Yusaf Qaradaw’ orders some Muslims, enlisted in our U.S. military, have turned their weapons on non-Muslims Americans, who were committed to serving their country. War is bad enough, made worse by a U.S. government that blindly allows the enemy to join the nations armed forces, dreadful indeed. Qaradaw has called for the suicide bombings against Israeli civilians. And Americans, allow these weeds to thrive among us.

Nothing short of amazingly shocking! All this going on from the confines of the United States of America. It must be that those sprawling twisting weeds. Must have some sort of intoxicating effect because America just does not seem to be alarmed.

But if you are alarmed, expand your knowledge of Islam beyond the contents of this discussion. The Islamic threat to America is a very serious threat. Mobilize for defensive purposes to protect family, friends and country. Best accomplished, when the nations Judeo Christian values are nurtured as the source of American sustainability. There are people out there, who can help you learn and implement the contents of this paragraph.

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never will there be a 2 state solution between Israel & the Palestinians

As most political junkies know, the Palestinian leadership made their historic bid for statehood before the United Nations on Friday, 23 September 2011. It was historic because it represents the first time in history that the Palestinians have taken their bid directly to the United Nations. Taking a hard stance that no negotiations will occur until Israel agrees to accept there predetermined terms for talks. With out conceding that Jews have a God given right to exist, as does the state of Israel. Both of whom the Palestinians want to see annihilated. In the end, the Palestinian leadership is hopeful that the United Nations will eventually by legislation create a Palestinian state in accordance with Palestinian terms.

It is just amazing that such a small piece of land with so few people could generate so much attention. Causing the powerful and influential to gather, hoping to find resolution for the grievances between the Israeli and the Arab Muslim world. It is estimated that 300 million Arab Muslims which represents 60 times the population of Israel. Resting on a land mass 640 times the size of Israel can not realize their goal which is to annihilate Israel. So they had to resort to the United Nations, for what they are unable to accomplish by violent force.

So why not by force? The answer is found in Genesis 12:1-3, Now the LORD had said to Abram. “Get out of your country, from your family, and from your father’s house. To a land that I will show you. I will make Israel a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless them that bless you, and curse them that curse you. And in you all the families of earth shall be blessed.”

From that should come the realization, that the Israeli, Arab conflict is one that pits good against evil. Because anything contradictory to God’s commands, is evil. And because it denies the peoples of the world what God promised to do for them. The good being Israel and the Christian world. God promised to bless those who bless Israel, Genesis 12:3. With the evil being the Arab Muslim world whom God said He would curse. Those concepts must be understood in order to understand our contemporary world. There will be no peace between the Arab Muslim world and Israel. Therefore; no peace in the world because the nations will, or will not bless Israel, even though the community of nations has everything to gain by blessing Israel.

Despite the good intentions of the United Nations with a primary focus on brokering peace. Their peaceful resolutions between Israel and the Palestinians appeal will be for naught! Can the world community ever expect the United Nations broker peace between the parties. Not according to God!

It is not the intention of this writer to argue with those, who see the effort of the United Nations from a different perspective. But rather, the purpose is to establish God’s perspective from the Bible concerning all nations; not just Israel and the Palestinians. And to declare the role of Christendom among the community of nations.

First a quick look at what the Bible declares to be God’s perspective concerning the community of nations. These words are recorded in the Book of Isaiah. “Behold the nations are like a drop in a bucket. And are counted as the small dust on the scales,” Therefore; “All nations before Him are as nothing, and they are counted by Him as less than nothing,” Isaiah 40:15a; 17. The point here is that the community of nations just are not important to God. Because, not much good emanates from them. Good must be understood in terms of righteousness, as spelled out, through out the Bible.

What is important to God are the people who reside within those nations. The focus of Christians should be upon those people. Every generation has a particular responsibility to God. It goes back centuries, with God promising Abraham greatness through a land of his own. With Jerusalem playing significant and important roles through out Israeli history. The Jews have not always been God’s ideal people. Having disappointed God numerous time, which includes their rejection of Jesus Christ as their and the worlds Messiah. And Israel has suffered in the past, and will continue to suffer for their rejection of Jesus Christ as their Messiah. But God announced that Israel has been pardoned for her sins as a result of a doubling of the punishments, note Isaiah 40:2. That doubling of punishments is still unfolding today on the world scene. And will play out in catastrophic ways for Israel, and the world community of nations. No nation or its people will be exempt.

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Wagons of debris of what once was Islamic

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George Washington, while in Ireland, 02 December 1783, said, “The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment.”

A careful examination of Muslim behavior any where upon this earth. Should convince Americans that Muslims do not represent that respectable stranger coming to our shores. Their behavior shows Muslims to be the oppressors and the prosecutors of all people who reject Islam. Therefore, they have not earned the right to participate in the American experience.

Within our boarders, the nation has at least six million Muslims. Six million people who name Islam as their religion. A people who accept the Qur’an as the authentic word of god. This god to them is Allah. Allah gave the Muslim world a prophet. They refer to him as their master, and his name is Muhammad.

Muhammad, was sleeping one night in a cave. A place were he prayed and meditated. He was awakened, and was told that he was to be the messenger of god. In fright, he went to is wife begging that she cover him until the terror passed. But this was to no avail because again he was told. Oh! Muhammad, you are the messenger of god. Later the angel Gabriel re-affirmed his destiny telling Muhammad that he was indeed the messenger of god.

This padre does not accept the authenticity of the Islamic assertions concerning Gabriel’ appearance to Muhammad. It is fantasy, and make believe exercised upon the world community. In order to claim commonality with Judaism and Christianity as God’s voice speaking to humanity.

This same Gabriel appeared to the Old Testament prophet, Daniel. Helping him understand his Messianic visions, Daniel 9:21-27. Centuries later Gabriel came to a Jewish temple to tell the priest Zacharius that the birth of his son would be John the Baptist, Luke 1:5-25. Who was to prepare the way for Jesus. Then Gabriel came to Mary, telling her that she had been chosen give birth to Jesus Christ, Luke 1:26-38.

It is said of Gabriel, in the Bible, that he stands in the very presence of God, as God’s personal messenger. Gabriel defined himself as one sent by God to show glad tidings, John 1:19. What were these combined glad tidings? Messages that would usher in God’s forerunner John the Baptist. Who would announce the great one, Jesus Christ. Who would establish a revolutionary movement called Christianity.

The Bible makes no reference to Gabriel appearing to a prophet named Muhammad. As fact God’s chosen Jew to offer His redemptive power to the Jew and Gentile world was Jesus Christ. Islam must be rejected, and the Paul’s advice implemented without compromise. Failure to do puts the church and nation at great risk. The church must take leadership responsibility to rid it self of its Muslim population. Paul argued, “Nevertheless, what sayith the scriptures? Cast out the bondwoman (Hagar mother of Islam) and her son (Ishmael the founder of Islam); for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman (Isaac became the heir of the promises made to Abraham through to the very birth of Jesus Christ).

Muhammad, is the Islamic Warrior Prophet. An Islamic creation to steal the promises given to Isaac. Paul said, no way and so should Christendom today! Because Islam is a political military movement that uses the camouflage of religion which is dedicated to the destruction of both the Jews, Christians, and other non Muslims. The ultimate goal of Islam is an Islamic world.

Gabriel told Daniel, John the Baptist and Mary that Jesus, the Prince of Peace would be born. But this prophetic peace, will only come after humanity has made such a mess of things. Muslims are, and will continue to be major contributors to our global mess. So destructiveness will be the the worlds community experience with Muslims. Eventually Jesus will return to earth, and establish His kingdom in order to save humanity from annihilation, Matthew 24:22.

In the meantime, Christians have the responsibility to prepare the way for our Savior’s return! How can that be done? End the growth of the Islamic people in our country. Work to close and eliminate the formation of their military fortresses that they call mosques through out our nation. Because, its from those fortresses that they emerge to attack us. Since 9/11 they have had more failures than successes. But as their numbers increase, so will their successful attacks. So its time to stop the wagon from pulling the horse, and to reverse the process. By filling those wagons with the debris of what was once Islamic.

In the meantime there will be no peace in the Middle East, the center of Islamic power. Israel will know no peace because Islamic governments like Iran assert that Israel has no right to existence. The United States will not know peace. Because Islamic powers in the Middle East, holds the United States responsible for the protection of Israel, and the dismal fate of Muslims in the Middle East. Their dismal fate exists because they reject all that Jesus Christ can do for them. Starting with the saving of their dismal souls.

What this world conflict really boils down to is who is going to control Jerusalem. The place of pivotal importance to Jews, Christians and Muslims. Neither Jews, Christians or Muslims are about to relinquish the holy significance of Jerusalem to the other, who claims its jurisdiction.

This is what the Old Testament says is going to eventually occur in Jerusalem. God will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, Zechariah 14:2. Then God will fight against those nations; verse two. Jesus will stand upon the Mount of Olives which is before Jerusalem, verse four. And Jesus shall be King over all the earth; verse nine. … there shall be no more destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited, verse eleven. That is how the Middle East crisis is going to end; according to the Bible.

So some might wonder, why not just allow history to take its prophetic course? Not an option because of the misery and death Muslims will inflict upon the world. Look around, and see how barbaric Islamic rule is once Muslims become the majority in any part of the world. Is that what you want for yourself, family and friends?

Americans should find no comfort in the growth of Islam in the United States. A political/military movement employing Islamic teaching for the demise of Jews and Christians. Along with the many people in America, who understand God outside of our traditional religious boundaries, and the many who hold to no religious belief. Such intolerance from the teachings of the Qur’an must be soundly rejected. Muhammad in the seventh century followed by others to our current century announce boldly our destruction. Therefore, the six million Muslims, if devout follower of Muhammad, and affirming the teachings of the Qur’an; must be excluded from Washington’s, “Bosom of America.” Fill those wagons Christ Souldiers and make those horses, U.S. government pull the load.

If needed, seek out those who can help you expand upon the topics of this discussion. Knowledgable people who can weave secular and religious notions concerning the future. From a theological perspective, it is called the doctrine of future things. Referred to as the doctrine of Eschatology. Perhaps there is no better way to substantiate eschatology than through the unfolding of secular events. As they harmonize themselves with current events that were said to occur, but separated by centuries of biblical writings.

Especially today with the varied, and very complex mixtures of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as powers shaking the worlds foundation with such great uncertainty. These three religions, at this particular time in our world history will determine the worlds future.

It will not be the United States, or some other world body like the United Nations. Because politicians, with an agenda of diplomacy do not understand this 21 century paradigm. Especially as it relates to the Middle East and its Arab/Islamic problem.

A concentrated effort must be given to Islam. Because Islam, represents the most diabolic threat to the worlds survival since Nazism. Muslims will continue to be the most imminent threat of the 21 century to global peace and economic security. And as long, as Muslims are allowed to roam our respective western nations. They will continue to tear civility to nothingness because that is Islams history. Muslims have always been responsible for global instability with their Muhammad war tactics. Getting away with it by using the camouflage of religion. Thus allowing Muslim infiltration to grow like an incurable cancer. Resulting in much suffering and more deaths for Americans. Unless the world community, specifically the United States wakes up to save itself from this global menace. Which will only occur, when the people of Christendom steps up, and makes the government the servant of the people. Because the people fear Islam, and can’t understand why the U.S. government has become bed partners with the evils of Islam.

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