The real story of Christmas it’s you

It has been the season for phenomenal stories of history. Impacting events spun from the first century of the Christian era. Culminating from a two century old pageantry of Christmas, around the angel Gabriel. With his historic announcements to Mary concerning her first born, Luke 1:26-33. To be named Jesus, and known as *the Son of the Highest,* Luke 1:31-32.

Not a single event during 2013, escaped the scrutiny of *the Son of the Highest,* our Jesus. With many of them being catastrophic in nature. But with all of them serving as chastisements from the *Son of the Highest.* Signaling from the throne of God that all is not well with how humanity governs itself from God’s perspective. But that is the story of history dating back to Adam and Eve, because as we know, each action has a reaction.

So lets take a little journey with Joseph. The most neglected person of our Christmas pageantry. And see what we can learn from Joseph. Because Joseph was, and still is a rather obscure, as a history maker. More like you, and me, being representative of the ordinary people of history. But he did do some rather extra ordinary things, for God. With the essences of the story being, so can we.

For Joseph there was no angelic fanfare, as to his purpose with the women he was associated with. We do not even know the extent of his relationship with Mary. Were they in a relationship of courtship, were they engaged to be married before her pregnancy? At sometime in their relationship, they planned to marry according to Luke 2:4-5, where it is recorded, *… Joseph went to Bethlehem for the purposes of taxation with Mary his espoused wife.* The angel Gabriel did not lay out any immediate directives, as to what extent Joseph was to be involved in the life of Jesus prior to his birth. Other than what is recorded by Matthew, who shows the human side of Joseph. Who upon discovering that Mary, the women he was with, but not married to was pregnant. And, through supernatural intervention by the Holy Spirit. This was to much for Joseph, a just and honorable man. So he decided that they should have the baby secretively, absent public scrutiny, Matthew 1:18-19. But God, thought Joseph needed to understand thoroughly, why this birth should be a public event. So he dispatch an angel to effect his dream state. Causing Joseph to dream the following, “… saying Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary, thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shall call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins,” Matthew 1:20-21. And the devastating history of that time was fulfilled and is part of our 21 century, Matthew 1:22-25, with all its splendor of joy and travesty of distortion and destruction.

The lesson here is that Christians should pay attention to their dreams. Determining if God has dispatched an angelic messenger to impact our dream state. This cautionary observances is absolutely necessary because our dreams must be matched with recorded scripture. There are no new revelations except those recorded in our Bible, according to the book of Revelation which closes with this warning. “For I testify unto every person that hears the words of this book. If any person shall add unto these things, God shall add unto them plagues that are written in this book; And if any person shall take from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take shall take away their part from the tree of life, and out of the Holy City and from the things written in this book,” Revelation 22:18-19.

Having said all that, two thoughts, angelic encounters through dreams occur. I have had them, most significantly, my calling to serve Christ, at a very young age. And my ordination into the gospel ministry, some decades later. The other thought is in response to Isaiah, who was compelled to ask, with iniquity taken away and sin purged. Is the voice of the Lord being heard? Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Hear am I; send me, Isaiah 6:7-8. Countless numbers have responded, all in their own ways, here am I send me. As did Joseph, a valiant history maker, who accept his own angelic challenge, and went in the service of his Redeemer. And so will others, as time permits.

This how it played on the platform of history. And in a very real sense it is how God expects us to perform on the platform of history for his cause. Joseph could have walked away from Mary, and had nothing to do with her or her child. But he did not, instead he became Mary’s husband and surrogate parent to Jesus. After the birth of Jesus, an angel appeared unto Joseph in a dream. Warning Joseph to take Mary, and Jesus, and flee into Egypt. Instructing them to stay there until further notice because the life of Jesus was in danger, Matthew 2:13. Joseph and his family were to flee because they were to be hunted down by the government.

There is no scriptural history of governments ever being friendly to God’s people. Unless God’s people can serve and advance the cause of the state. It was true before the time of Jesus, and certainly during his lifetime. As the government wanted him dead as a child, and eventually got their wish. When they murdered him, at the behest of his own religion.

And, nothing has changed to this very day! The United States is friendly and supportive of the church and even mimics its cultural celebrations (Christmas) and customs (use of the Bible for swearing in ceremonies). Creating many false illusions about state and church. If the collision between state and church is severe enough, the state will move to crush the church. A few examples will soon follow, but first note that both Joseph and his son Jesus were anarchists who opposed state edicts. Hopefully, most people, are aware of the anarchism of Jesus. Even Hollywood has made movies about his anarchism, but Joseph’s anarchism is another story.

It might well be said that the first anti-Christian Inquisition took place during Joesph’s lifetime. Which we know is a mechanism of government, to suppression anti-government sentiments. Always resulting in the violation of religious privacy and rights. You can read about this inquisition along with the governments first act of treason against the threat of religion to their power. With some of the appointed inquisitors deserting the government. Becoming perhaps the first converts to this infant Christ child, Matthew 2:1-13. Noting verse six, discovering the emergence of a prince from Judah and from this prince would come a Governor to rule the people of Israel. That is the story of Joesph’s anarchy, he and his family hid in Egypt. While the government went on a killing spree, which is the way of governments, when people of faith deify their authority, Matthew 2:16.

One lesson, is that being an anarchist does not require flamboyancy. It occurs anytime we protect the cause of God, as did Joseph. Because all forms of anarchy involve risk, we know what would have happened to Jesus, had the government found him. What we do not know, what would have happened to Mary and Joseph. They both represent the perfect, but quiet, and courageous examples of anarchism, here am I, Lord send me.

Now some short examples that could bring church and state into a collision course. The church should mobilize itself and eradicate the Muslim presences from the United States. Their culture and mechanism of life are not compatible with our Jewish Christian heritage. They are committed to eradicating two centuries of American history. Their Mosques serve as hide outs for foreign invaders to attack our infrastructures. The nation is trapped with this obsession of multiculturalism and political correctness. Segregation and discrimination of customs and peoples is necessary for the survival of the church of Jesus Christ. People can only become integrated regardless of race, gender, ethnicity through Jesus Christ. The government insist otherwise and it is destroying the country.

This whole notion of homosexuality as being a viable lifestyle is an abomination unto God. An abomination discussed by the Apostle Paul in Romans 1:24-32. And tucked away in those verses are messages for straight people including their pathetic government. In states where people have told the government with constitutional amendments that homosexuality is wrong. The church can not allow the courts to deny the church the sanctity of God’s edicts. And the church should move across the country making it so in every state. Students will soon return to school, where Christ has been outlawed and replaced with winter holidays. But where gay and lesbian lifestyles are celebrated as acceptable. Across the land it once rang out, give me liberty or give me death. A new battle cry needs to ring out, give me Jesus or give me death.

Many Mary’s and Joseph’s will be needed who understand Isaiah 6:8 to fight the monsters of evil. Who will go for us, asked Lord? Here am I; send me.

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Unwanted Christmas gifts still wrapped

Some say time and chance happens. Sometimes for good and sometimes for the not so good. One suspects that most could site incidents on both sides of the pendulum. Here are some for just you.

And so it’s asked, what side of the pendulum did this event occur, World War 2? It seems that some historians, in reflection suspect that the world was doomed to fall to Nazism, even after the United States entered the war. A reasonable assumption considering the United States, by choice was content to be rather aloof from the world community. And had little interest in what was happening in Europe. Furthermore, the United States wasn’t an  economic or military power upon the world stage. After the war, history concludes that victory occurred only because of United States involvement. Ah, what happened? It could be told here but this discussion is not designed for that. Other than to say that it’s contained through the one who said, my name is the Word of God.

War usually depletes a nations economic wealth and consequently her war making power which is occurring today in America. To the delight of her many enemies which include Muslims in what ever country they are found. The European Union which as history progresses will turn her economic success into a military one. It’ll be a very different EU than we know today, with fewer member states. The Russians will also play a significant role, perhaps not as the Russia we know today. Because we think of geographic regions. But rather a power from the North which could be conglomerate of nations north of Israel. And, equally troubling is a confederation of nations from the South of Israel. Led perhaps by an Egyptian spearheading a long cherished goal of many Muslim nations which is the destruction of Israel. North and South confederations of nation moving in conjunction to the center of world, Israel. And, who is waiting to capture the prize. Another sovereign state which is the Roman Catholic church. Who will for a spell, satisfy a centuries long thirst. Which is to have Jerusalem as its own, and from which a Roman pontiff will declare himself to be God.

What happened during the second world war was that the United States went from rags to riches which is the opposite of what is occurring today. And a nation, who lives off the dollars of others; and denies that Jesus decides, and controls, who goes from rags to riches and then riches to rags. Is doomed!

The United States is now doomed by their own footsteps. Because, “Of the Rock who begot you, you are unfaithful, and have forgotten the God who fathered you.” And He said, “I will hide my face from them. I will see what their end will be. For they are a perverse generation, children in whom is no faith.” They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God. They have moved me to anger by their foolish idols. But I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation. I will move them to anger by a foolish nation. For a fire is kindled in my anger, and shall burn to the lowest hell; it shall consume the earth with her increase. And set on fire the foundations of the mountains. I will heap disasters on them; I will spend My arrows on them. They shall be wasted with hunger. Devoured by pestilence and bitter destruction; I will also send against them the teeth of beasts, with the poison of the dust.” “For they are a nation void of counsel, nor is there any understanding in them.” Selected scriptures, Deuteronomy 32:18;20-24;28.

Note the phrase by God, who said, “I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end will be, verse 20. And, “I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation,” verse 21. Suggesting that perhaps the sealed fate of the United States could be avoided. If so, it’ll be through Revelation 3:18. And if not, the United States will be provoked to jealousy by those emerging northern and southern confederations, who are not yet nations.

Those selected scriptures from Deuteronomy have haunted the Jews for centuries. But, they have prophetic implications that have destroyed many empires. What so many fail to understand is that America is as Jewish as Israel. And will like Israeli past, and present, pay a steep price for not honoring the Rock who begot them. Because, of a forgotten reverence for who fathered them. Which is the sacred message from, Deuteronomy 32:18, which is applicable to every Jew and Gentile upon the face of this earth. Remember redemption is through the path of Revelation 3:18. May God’s Spirit be gracious to you and give you understanding.

How New Years spins itself in Christmas pageantry

As the old year closed for Joseph he had to deal with all the attention given to Mary because of her angelic encounters. Can you imagine Joseph’s mind set, after hearing from Mary that she was pregnant. Learning of the magnitude of accomplishments and stature this unborn child would cast upon the world, Luke 1:26-35. A women, he had never slept with, verse 34. Then hearing Mary detail how this pregnancy came about through supernatural intervention. With instructions to name the new born baby, Jesus, verse 31. And that this new born was to be known as the Son of God, vs. 35. As the old saying goes, in Joseph’s world, indeed everything was hanging in the balance.

Then Mary slipped in the this bit of news. Jesus shall be great, and called the Son of the Highest. With the Lord God giving him the throne of his father David. Who knows how Joseph reacted to that news? Did any of this make sense? How could Jesus inherit his fathers throne? verse 32. Because David was dead, and King David’s, kingdom had long ago been ravaged by foreign invaders. And now controlled by the Roman Empire. Furthermore, Mary’s account of her pregnancy was startling and unusual enough in itself, verse 35. Joseph could well have thought he was dealing with a woman completely over taken by lunacy. With the balancing world tipping the wrong way.

But miraculously, the world regained equilibrium, hanging in the balance, as Joseph reconciled all this news and in time responded in a most admiral manner. We shall in time learn, not only how Joseph dealt with it, but how all of us can deal with it, but first.

As Joseph, could have concluded, that Mary, and all those around her were well meaning but obsessed with fantasy. Just like the millions of people today, who look upon our Christmas pageantry, as people well meaning but obsessed with fantasy. Reacting with rejection of any real account of the birth of Jesus Christ having ever occurred. Let alone, that his birth could bring into play any currant or future events associated with the scriptures. Shrugging off the magic of our Christmas pageantry as nonsense and a chance for retailers to use the season for tilting their cash registers with exorbitant profits. Substituting the seasons after season for giving into one of taking. Which abruptly ended, this year, making this whoring of Christmas with its tinsel and tree adorned colored lights a financial disaster for buyer and seller. Perhaps signaling from God, a disgust with business as usual.

And for those of us with a sense of scriptural insight, that is exactly what has occurred. Will it get better before it gets worse, again? Maybe! but eventually, there will be no financial healing of any sort. It will be nothing but wars, famines, disease and disastrous weather patterns, Matthew 24:7 and 21. That is the trailing end of our glorious Christmas pageant. When as the angel Gabriel announced to Mary, the baby you carry will inherit the throne of his father, David. But the times in between will be sorrowful. How sorrowful, read the preceding and following verses of verse seven. But for now, the world hangs in the balance.

Not recognized by many, but it’s the most prolific occurrence in history that is impacting us today. Gone are the days when the dominance of nations were struggles over control of land masses for the control of resources. Where also political, and economic ideologies were fought over. Causing arena’s of conflict over fascism verses freedom or communism verses capitalism. Today the fighting struggle for land masses and the control of resources is a struggle from a religious perspective. Where political and economic ideologies are being waged over which religion will insist that the conquered will practice politics and economics from their religions perspective.

If you really want to understand your world, learn to observe it through the lenses of your Old and New Testament scriptures. For now this is manifesting itself mostly through the Israeli Palestinian conflicts. And the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, with al-Qaeda providing the impetus to attack people and other nations through out the world. Basically it boils down to a struggle between three religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Pay attention because other players will emerge upon the world scene. Adding a global political twist to the arena of religion. Learn more about that with the discussion scheduled for tomorrow.

We like Joseph closed out our old year celebrating the pageantry of Mary’s angelic encounters. We know more about the magnitude of accomplishments and stature of this unborn child than did Joseph. We also know that this great lineage is a heritage between two great religions Judaism and Christianity. Embodied between Israel and the nations where the majority of people practice Christianity. But standing at the forefront of this bond between Judaism and Christianity are the people, who make up the nations of Israel and the United States. And determined to destroy this union wherever it is found are the people of Islam in whatever nation they are found.

For the year 2014, no matter how the world’s vast media conglomerates portray these conflicts, study them carefully. So as not to be misguided because to be forewarned is to be forearmed, Matthew 24:11. They will best serve us as guide posts for seeing the wisdom of our scriptures unfolding more clearly than at anytime in world history. Eventually tilting a world hanging in the balance in a disastrous direction. Requiring more than just angelic interventions as recorded in Matthew 24:22, “Unless those days should be shortened, there should be no flesh saved; but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.” This is the Christmas pageant when it makes its complete cycle. When the world shall safely hang in the balance.