Exchanging ghosts-n-goblins for the real

Jesus was the master of the usage of metaphors when connecting the likeness between ideas, truths and actions. For example, in Matthew 10:34, these words appear. “Think not that I come to bring peace on earth; I come not to bring peace but a sword.” In the previous posting when writing about the disappearances of all the necessities for personal and national prosperity. This connection between ideas, truths and actions was presented. With the sword metaphorically being a call to arms for the church to fight against unrighteousness as pictured in that posting.
Though said previously in that posting, it is worth repeating because it amplifies our problems and our solutions and what is to be further discussed here. Capture, and master these three thoughts, and you will understand the souring mood of world conditions transpiring before our very eyes.

First,”It is a war down hear with God pleading for righteousness and Satan pleading for the opposite. The God plan plays out much better. Because God, offers individual and nation state redemption. Which leads to the well of prosperity as pictured for us in Genesis 49:22. And as seen in Malachi 4:2, where the metaphor is one of God, as the ‘Sun of Righteousness’ with ‘healing in his wings.’ Suggesting prosperity as the maturing of the calves in the barn.” Which can not occur without the nourishment of water, and sun. Water and sun are powerful Biblical symbols always suggesting newness which leads fullness of life. When people as individuals or as nations honor our God ordered edicts. But failure to do so, makes it all being applicable to the crashing of world economic conditions. Global droughts threatening food supplies perhaps through global warming, note Malachi 4:1. Is that what is happening today? I have no way of knowing, but it does follow Biblical history, as to how God deals with unrighteousness.

Next, “The angel of darkness, that great Dragon, that old Serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, Revelation 12:9, offers just the opposite. It is said, ‘woe unto the inhabitants of the earth,’ verse 13 of Revelation 12.” With the world feeling the tightening pain of such a simple truth.

Then, It all comes to this, those who do not take up the cause of the cross and engage themselves in this struggle for righteousness are not worthy of Christ’s bountiful blessing which are associated with Genesis 49:22, Malachi 4:2, anchored in the truth of Matthew 10:38.

Which sets the stage for the considerations of some more of Christ’s metaphors, ones which often confuse people. Because they can not accept the notion that God would expect such a price to be paid. What is to follow spoken by Christ should be taken metaphorically and not literally. Christ employs the following as metaphors. To emphasize the elements of seriousness for the task facing the church.

“For I am come to set a man against his father, and the daughter against her mother-law,” Matthew 10:35.

“And a person’s foes, they shall be of his own household,” verse 36.

“He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loves sons and daughters more than me is not worthy of me,” verse 37.

“And they that take not the cross and follow me, is not worthy of me,” verse 38.

He that finds his life shall lose it; and they that lose their life for my sake shall find it,” verse 39.

“They that receive you, receive me, and they that receives me, receives him that sent me, verse 40.

Verses 38 and 40 shows the way for individual and national prosperity. It is how the church satisfies God’s grievances or *controversies against the nations,* Jeremiah 25:31. It is how the branches climb the walls from the filled wells of water, Genesis 49:22. Climatically returned by the *Sun of Righteousness with healing in his wings, so as return prosperity metaphorical pictured as the growing calves in the barn, Malachi 4:2.

With the verses of Matthew 10:35,36,37 and 39 teaching the all consuming energy required, so as to metaphorically suggest the separation from family. Done with such intensity that the cause of Christ is more important than ones own life which is the lesson of verse 39.

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Spirit world of ghosts-goblins-angels and what they are up to

For over 148 years, the heralded hymn, “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” has been associated with war. Often used as a tribute to fallen heroes and thought to be divinely inspired. And rightly so, as a godly tribute to the fallen because America was chosen for greatness.

It all started when God changed Jacob’s name to Israel, Genesis 32:28. Jacob had twelve sons who constituted the twelve tribes of Israel. His son Joseph had two sons, Ephraim and Manasseh. From that lineage, came to powerful nations, Ephraim-Great Britain and Manasseh-the United States. Nations endowed with unprecedented prosperity through every conceivable aspect imaginable. The writer of Genesis, put it this way, so as to suggest that there was no limit to their imaginable and conceivable prosperity. The writer said, “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall,” Genesis 49:22.

A sacred history few Americans understand. And to the churches shame a history not appreciated let alone understood by many Christians. and even fewer Americans. And perhaps because of that the nation and, the world is headed for a global moral collapse forcing and inspiring an economic depression. Mainly because the enriching power of water, has dried up. Causing the fruitful branches of life sustaining substances to die, ending their glorious manifestations of life.

For now, just three examples, not to many decades ago, school children in unison recited, “The Lord’s Prayer,” Matthew 6:6-13. And our Holy Bible was prominently displayed on the teachers desk. Some where the Ten Commandments were sure to be prominently displayed. All symbolic of the well of water that caused the branches to grow over the wall. Today, it is all considered *politically incorrect* because it is offensive to non-Christians. My simple argument is, *neglect our Christian heritage, and experience the dryness of the well through the brittle decaying branches of prosperity.* It can be aptly said, as the children go, so goes the nation. And the children have been put on the fast track traveling away from God, as is the nation as a whole. And as America’s history has demonstrated, as America goes, so goes the world. The nation and the world is in serious trouble.

I leave this final thought on the matter for the readers contemplative conclusion, The mantel of Jeremiah has been passed onto us, “Therefore tell them (prophesying). The LORD has a controversy with the nations,” Jeremiah 25:29-30. So in the end, the argument is enlarged. This whole notion of political correctness needs to be eradicated and replaced with the notion of spiritual correctness. Because it is our duty to offend those who would cause our Lord to have a *controversy with the nations.*

What we do as Christians, we do, because we in our own ways we have each pierced him. Redeemed now, it has left a taste of bitterness upon our conscience, Zachariah 12:10. With the piercing from those refusing God’s redemption. Causing this crisis among the nations, (because evil goes from one nation to the next nation, Jeremiah 25:32) but now we have been redeemed. Now we mourn for him as family with a sense of bitterness for any rejection of his gospel of good news. It is through the mantel of men like Jeremiah, and others, that we take our LORD’S pleadings to the people, lest he give the wicked to the sword, Jeremiah 25:31.

So while, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, has aptly and appropriately served the fallen of the nation. It it is long pass due for that the hymn to become the sacred anthem for the body of believers who represent his church. As the church moves on to war, with battle cries enunciated by the prophets and Christ himself.

How ever one wants to say it God has always expected the righteous (redeemed) to oppose unrighteous (unredeemed). The first war that we know about occurred in heaven between the archangel Michael and his angels. Who fought against Satan, and his angels, and upon losing that war. They were cast to the earth, Revelation 12:7-9. And all conflicts, thereafter, have been in one way or another. A war over right and wrong, as perceived by God and opposed by Satan.

Through the centuries God has given his faithful their deployment orders. Skipping all the way to the last book of the Old Testament. The prophet Malachi laid out this deployment to war this way.”You shall track down the wicked; for they are ashes under the soles of your feet,” Malachi 4:3, “in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.” Meaning God will see his faithful to victory. He declares so in verse two of Malachi chapter four. Where he declares, “But unto you who fear my name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and you shall go forth, and grow up like calves in the stall.” It just another way of saying what was written about Joseph in Genesis 49:22. The grandfather one might say of Great Britain through his son Ephraim, and the United States through his son Manasseh. The faithful family by the well whose branches run over the wall. Adding that he is the Sun and through his righteousness there is healing. Resulting in prosperity because sun and water are powerful necessities for growth and prosperity.

That is precisely why Christ himself, the New Testament warrior, picked up on Malachi’s theme. When he said, “Think not that I am come to bring peace on earth; I am come not to send peace, but a sword,” Matthew 10:34.

It is a war down hear with God pleading for righteousness and Satan pleading for the opposite. The God plan plays out much better. Because God offers personal redemption which leads to the well of prosperity as pictured for us in Genesis 49:22. And as seen in Malachi 4:2, where the metaphor is one of the God of righteousness with healing in his wings. Suggesting prosperity through the maturing of calves in the barn.

The angel of darkness, that great Dragon, that old Serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world, Revelation 12:9, offers just the opposite. It is said, “woe unto the inhabitants of the earth,” verse 13 of Revelation 12.

It all comes to this, those who do not take up the cause of the cross and engage themselves in this struggle. Are not worthy of Christ’s bountiful blessings of prosperity, Matthew 10:38, which is associated with Genesis 49:22 and Malachi 4:2.

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Ghost-n-goblins haunt America but can not win

An obscure woman, Julia Howe, visited an Union Army camp during our nations civil war. The camp was located near the Potomac River not far from Washington’s District of Columbia. There she heard some soldiers singing, “John Brown’s Body.” She was overwhelmed by the strong marching beat. A war hymn in honor of John Brown, who lived a short insurrection to free the slaves. Later it was sung at the funerals of Winston Churchill, World War 11, statesman, Assassinated Presidential candidate, Robert Kennedy and former Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. And a favorite of the slain civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King.

Deeply moved by the rhythm and beat, she would later recall that she was awakened in the predawn of the following morning. Waiting for the first twilight of the new day. When a mighty string of words began to formulate in her mind. She did not reveal those words, but I can not help but think they were from the Bible. Realizing that she had to get up and formulate those words into verses, lest they be forgotten as a result of falling back to sleep. So springing from her bed with very little light. She found an old stump, and with pen, she created the verses for what would become a world renowned hymn. Here are those Bible words, “The LORD shall thunder from his holy dwelling, and utter his voice from his holy habitation; he shall mightily roar upon his land; he shall give a shout, like those who tread the grapes against all the inhabitants of the earth,” Jeremiah 25;30. Then verse 31, “A noise shall come to the ends of the earth; FOR THE LORD HAS A CONTROVERSY WITH THE NATIONS; he will plead with all flesh; he will give those who are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD.” Today we know those words as the “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” If you notice the first few words of verse 30, Jeremiah was told to prophesy against them all those words. Which would manifested itself in the form of a hymn, centuries later.

So, there seems to be different ways, to announce to the world God’s gospel, or good news. Depending on how individuals and nations live their lives, as to whether the news is good or not. One such way was accomplished by Jeremiah. Later we shall visit the prophet Malachi and take a look at his gospel plan. Which takes the form of a call to arms. And even a short visit to what Jesus had to say about his call to arms.

But first, lets look at the Battle Hymn of the Republic, where we find these word. Which pretty much parallels Jeremiah 25:30-31. Rallying deep within my soul a sense of God’s majesty and might. As the hymn is read, read it slowly, slow enough to feel the depth of the words. In a very real sense it is the realization of Zechariah 12:10, with an emphasis upon *the spirit of grace and supplication.* What we do as Christians, we do because we in our own individual ways, have pierced him. Now we mourn for him because we are family, and share a common sense of bitterness for any rejection of his gospel of good news. Looking at the world stage with a sense of familiarity with General Douglas MacArthur, who said, “It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.”

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps
They have built Him an alter in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on.

I have read a fiery Gospel writ banished rows of steel;
As ye deal with my condemners, so with My grace shall deal:
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heal;
Since God is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet;
Our God marches on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free;
(originally-let us die to make men free)
While God is marching on.

He is coming like the glory of the morning wave,
He is wisdom to the mighty, He is honor to the brave;
So the world shall be his footstool, and the soul of wrong His slave,
Our God is marching on.

And after each stanza is the following chorus:
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

There are many renditions of the hymn. All suggesting the power of God guiding the nation through difficult times. Resulting in the hymn having been sung at state funerals. And celebrated during Christian festive holidays like the 4th. of July and Memorial day. And most important during Christmas, and Easter, as we celebrate the entire spectrum of the hymns capturing magnitude.

By using a search engine, and typing, youtube Battle Hymn of the Republic, you will be able to select a number of renditions and also watch a short video. To the right of the screen you will be able to scroll down and make your selection. I particularly like the rendition tagged as the most important song of the Union during the war. There perhaps, you will be able to sense, why the the rhythm and beat of the drums so moved Julia Howe. Followed by a to tribute to Christ during Christmas season. But my very favorite rendition is sung by the Festival Choir and Hosanna Chorus, which does not seem to be available through youtube.

Malachi and Jesus each have their take on MacArthur’s war statement but that will have to be taken up in a later posting. However, this writer clergyman is available to discuss our LORD’S,* controversy with the nations.* Please refer to the navigation link for contact information and other serves provided.

If a ghost does not get you-this goblin might

Islamic terrorist cell exist in the United States and Canada. According to Dave Gaubatz who said this, “There is every reason to suspect that we will endure suicide missions by Islamic sleeper cells. They are already in place. They are waiting for the right time. I know this from experience.”

Mr. Gaubatz is an expert in such terrorist operations. For fifteen years, he worked as a Federal Agent. As a federal agent, he worked as an Arabic linguist within the U.S. State Department. Later he deployed to Iraq at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

Upon returning from Iraq he has been involved in terrorism analysis. His primary duty was to study the mindset of terrorist with a focus on sleeper cells.

As a result of constant interaction with other global authorities engaged in similar studies, and having trained over 4,000 U.S. Law Enforcement officers. His training consists in helping law enforcement personnel understand the Islamic mindset. Then on how to investigative and interrupt potential threats.

He went on to state that his own training, experiences in the field of operations, and along with his ample consultation with intelligence gathering peers around the world. Which included hours of conversations, and training of local law enforcement personnel. Resulted in this conclusions that such sleeper cells exist in the United States and Canada.

This writer has written extensively about this Islamic threat. Declared that sleeper cells exists within certain Mosques within the United States. Stated that these sleeper cells can not act independently. They must wait for instructions from the right Islamic cleric. Then they will strike with suicide ground missions. Perhaps using dirty bombs. Which are nuclear by design, but will not kill millions, just thousands of innocent Americans.

It is dreadful that Americans have a history of taking offensive action after the fact. Always confident that we, as Americans can, and will rise up to defeat any enemy. But why wait, for such a tragedy to murder our people. Why not take offensive action before the inevitable occurs. Americans can do a lot to disturb this threat while staying within the confines of the law. In such enterprises this writer has much experience.

This writer clergyman is available to greatly expand upon the topic of this posting. Especially as it relates to the *mind set of Muslims* because it is vital to our personal and national security. Muslims do not fear our government because it is their ally. Seeing them as peace abiding people who only want a slice of the American dream, excluding a few extremists. But they fear the awakened church of Jesus Christ, because his church has a history banishing them as sewage to the deep cellars of the sewers. Able to teach work shops on assertive measures related to this posting. Please refer to the navigation link for contact information and other services provided.

It is more than ghosts-n-goblins-it is worse

There will always be war in Afghanistan and Iraq, as long as there is an American presences in either country. It can be taken further because there will be no peace in the Middle East as long as Israel exists. Even deeper into the tunnel of the unknown. Terrorism by Muslims will increase in the United States, as long as the government supports Israel. And as long as their is any resistance to the dominance of Islam in any non-Muslim country. Two profound books make this very clear, our Holy Bible and Islam’s Holy Qur’an. Even if both religions are figments of ones imagination. With both books being the stuff of wishful thinking, it does not matter. Because millions of practitioners from both Christianity, and Islam believe what their respective books teach.

In this struggle, Islam should prevail for several reasons. First, they have the better war strategy, inspired by their prophet Muhammad. Closing with scores upon scores of Muslims willing to sacrifice their lives for their Islamic cause. While most Christians scoff at the notion of the existence of Islam being a threat of any kind. Having bought into Western governments tag, *Islamic radicalism is the work of a few misguided extremists.* Because of that Christians are without a war plan to preserve either church or country. Lastly few Christians would be willing to sacrifice very much for Jesus, let alone their lives.

Muslims have correctly identified a crippling flaw about Christianity and Western governments. Which is our moral and spiritual decadency, played out with our unrestrained self gratification and self indulgence. Aptly demonstrated with the collapse Wall Street and the banking industry. And equally displayed through out Western societies by the majority citizens. Leaving Christians and Western governments easy pickings for even moderate Muslims. The only difference between moderated, and radical Muslims is that radical Muslims get all the blame and attention for Islamic eruptions. With moderate Muslims being equally dangerous because they walk among Christians as an accepted neighbor. Allowing them to infiltrate freely the infrastructures of business, academics and government. Building one Mosque after another on Western soils which become fortified command centers for fund raising and deadly launching pads for their radical counterparts.

It is a changing world where the complexities of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as forces under God. These three religions at this particular time in our history will determine the future of the world.

It will not be the United States, or some other world body like the European Union or the United Nations. Because politicians and diplomats with an agenda of diplomacy and conquest for political gain, simply do not understand this 21 century paradigm. As it relates, not only to the Middle East, but to the rest of the world and its Islamic problem.

Muslims represent the most imminent threat to global economic security. Fueled by the ignorance of Western governments, and the people who make up those societies through out the world. In addition, Muslims are responsible for the currant global insecurity which will grow like an incurable cancer. Unless the world community, specifically the United States wakes up to save itself from this Islamic menace. But there success will be determined by a revitalized body of believers who represent the church of Jesus Christ. Believers must remember this: the political arena is no substitute for securing God’s blessings upon the United States. A peoples redemption reaching to the highest levels of government streams from the faithfulness of believers to the eternal teachings of Jesus Christ.

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