Ghosts and goblins

Tis the time for the paranormal. A time when the unexplainable occurs. An awareness that the unexplainable goes beyond ghosts and goblins by creating a sense that it it’s not make believe.

There is a land of make believe. A place of fantasy and haunted experiences. Its got to be so or why would the majority of people argue that it is make believe. So we’ll see, if it’s make believe or not. Time will tell which it is because from that ancient land comes the eerie glow of surprise desperate to burst over the horizon and do what needs to be done. And that is more scary than any ghosts, or goblin paranormal adventures of the season.

They say hindsight is better than foresight for settling the real from the unreal. So at the beginning of the modern era lived a guy said to be a seer. And we all know that a seer is a person, who is able through the supernatural to see what the real is all about.

He said this, times will produce plagues like the Black Death. A plague which killed 75-200 million people through out the known world during the years of 1346-53. Only He didn’t call them plagues. He referred to them as pestilences. One of them is upon us today coming our way from Africa and tagged as the EBOLA virus. How many will it kill? Unknown for sure but with the potential to match or exceed that fourteenth century plague. The people of the United States have every right to be afraid despite what the government is saying. Especially as some are saying it’s possible that Ebola can be airborne. And that’s just one eerie glow of surprise desperate burst over the horizon and do what needs to be done.

Then there is ISSI! How eerie is that glow on the horizon bursting over and doing what needs to be done? An uniformed army without a navy or air force but with lots of money. Fighting with weapons taken from an a fleeing army trained and equipped by the worlds greatest super power. Who doesn’t have any money except what it borrows from China. And who, is an ally of Iran and Russia. Tis the season for the paranormal that will not be defeated.

Why this pestilence and war? This is the answer from another seer. For if the firstfruit is holy (Jews), the lump (Gentiles) is also holy; if the root is holy (Israel) so are the branches (House of Israel-America foremost among the House of Israel), so are the branches. And if some of the branches were broken off, and you being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree. (Source:Romans 11:16-17).

Know this with absolute certainty Israel as the root of God Almighty gave birth to the House of Israel, particularly the United States. Antisemitism is growing in America and led by the Obama administration. Which is the surest way to bring God’s judgment upon the United States. The Israeli American grafted rooting is as sacred as marriage between a man and a woman. The latter in it self has put Uncle Sam in his grave. The former will fill his grave with dirt. Making the United States an irrelevant nation.
Therefore, to reject Jesus Christ as ones Savior is a sin. Which will bear judgments upon both individuals, as well as their nations. In the very real now and in the hear after because, “And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment.” (Text:Hebrews 9:27). And life proves that dying can be terrifying and a gruesome experience.

And so it will it will be for the House of Israel, unless some Noah’s are found. Who can move God to be merciful again because these Noah’s will find a way to persuade God to change His mind. Because God is looking for people who are just and perfect in their generation. People who walk with God. (Text:Genesis 6:9).

God’s chronicler declares our liberation to occur through prayer and this padre suspects action. That action to be determined individually, as each stirs their church into action. Because the church is God’s perfect remedy, for Americans, who have forsaken Jesus and turned against Israel. And thus, sparing the nation from becoming a foregone people through the crushing judgments of God. Just like it was in the days of Noah.

O! How awesome are the weapons God has at His disposal to humble and if necessary to destroy the arrogant. Some of those weapons He has put into our hands. None greater than this one given to us through another of His chroniclers. “If my people, who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to their prayers made in this place.” (Texts:2 Chroniclers 7:14-15).

Texts for pestilences and wars:Matthew 24:7.

Ever violated by a friend know this

An eagle and a fox became friends and decided to live near each other in hope that a closer acquaintance would cement a relationship. The eagle flew to the top of a very tall tree and laid her eggs there. While the fox gave birth to her cubs in a thicket underneath. One day she went off in search for food. The eagle, feeling hungry, swooped into the bushes, snatched up the cubs, and made a meal of them. The fox came back and saw what had happened. She was less distressed by the loss of her young than by the difficulty of punishing the eagle. How could she, tied down down to earth as she was, pursue a bird? All she could do was to stand far off and curse her enemy; like any feeble creature. But it chanced before long that the eagle was punished for violating the sanctity of friendship. Some men were sacrificing a goat in a field, and the eagle dared darted down upon the alter and carried off a burning piece of offal to her nest. Just then a strong wind sprang up and fanned into a blaze the bits of dry stalk of which the nest was made. The result is that the nestlings, which were not fully fledged were burnt and fell to the ground. The fox ran to the spot and gobbled up everyone of them right under the eagle’s eyes.

The point of this tale is that those who break a compact of friendship, even though the friend they have wronged may be powerless to punish them. They can not escape the vengeance of heaven. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-The Reward of the Wicked)

Not only true from Aesop’s perspective, and perhaps a Greek slave. But also from God’s perspective, humanities liberator, irrespective of class or stature. Who set this date for humanity sometime in the future. “And behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to every person according as their work shall be,” Revelation 22:12.

Origin of life forms human and otherwise

In a state of nothingness as a being when God said, “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness.” To eventually be given far sweeping authority as God’s universal gardeners. Still beings of nothingness when created in his own image as male and female. Blessed by God they would be sent forth to be fruitful multipliers of their own species through out the entire world. God’s forepeople over every living creature that had life. Refuting, and canceling any all arguments to the contrary.

And when awakened by God, sometime later, he would show them that he had prepared for them a global menu of sumptuous foods. Rather pleased with himself, he sanctified the next day, as a day of rest. (Texts:Genesis 1-2:3).

Later, God announced for a global community that what would emerge through the aforementioned. Was a history of his creation for the betterment and enjoyability of a human species yet to be born.

Up to this point the promised plants and herbs were not available yet. Because God had not caused it to rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; but a mist went up from the earth and watered the whole face of the ground. May God be praised and worshiped for the beauty and majesty of his creation. (Texts:Genesis 2:4-6).

An unimaginable accomplishment for the human psyche occurred when the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and he became a living being. Just think how intricate the human body is and God brought the male species to life instantly. No less phenomenal was the creation of the female species. Done because God didn’t want his male creation to be alone. So God decided that it wasn’t good for man to be alone; I’ll make him a helper comparable to him. Then the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed the flesh in its place. Then the rib which which the LORD God had taken from man he made into a woman, and brought her to the man. Text:Genesis 2:7).

And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man. Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” No doubt Adam didn’t have the slightest clue about what he was ordaining as the law of God. He most likely wondered about this father mother relationship because it wasn’t apart of life experience. Nor most likely, did he understand the oneness of two people that he sanctioned as one person. How could he because it still isn’t understood. (Texts:Genesis 2:23-24).

Jesus then asked; and then reiterated the sacredness of that union in Matthew 19:4-5, and added a caveat to the oneness of husband and wife, when he said, “So then they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together let no man separate.” (Text:Matthew 19:6). Thereby putting the world on notice that the only acceptable marriage is that between a man and a woman. And that separating the sacredness of that union, is a dangerous act of defiance and it’s called adultery.

And from that sacred union unto them would be born sacred gifts, as sung by the Psalmist, “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 ones youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.” (Texts 127:3-5). Bringing comfort, trust, strength and reliability to the family. Because troubles are the enemies within the gate of the family.

Obama v Ahasuersus

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, has a wondrous attraction for me. For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above, to bear it to dark Calvary. To that old rugged cross I will ever be true; its shame and reproach gladly bear. Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away, where His glory forever I’ll share. (lyrics:The Old Rugged Cross)

The Old Rugged Cross not so for neither King Ahasuersus or President Obama because they wear the same crown. Which readers will see, as the tale moves on.

That old and rugged cross of Christ’ creates a whole new set of necessary reactions. For it is written, “Every one who is called by my name; for I have created him for my glory; I have have formed him; yea, I have made him.” Isaiah 43:7. Because the people before the birth of Christ were a special people, called by God to preform specific duties. After the birth of Christ, we like the Jews were called to perform special duties. Wrapped up in that Old Rugged Cross, so despised by the world, but having a wondrous attraction for the recipients of John 14:6. With Jesus saying unto him (Thomas), “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes unto the Father, but by me.” We returned to the Father through Jesus, who left his glorious home to bear the darkness of Calvary. Motivating millions to be true to that old rugged cross. Enduring shame and reproach, if necessary because we know in the future, we will share in his glory. Let us not lose that perspective along our journey here. The challenges are great but the rewards are greater!

The following is picturesque of our challenges. As it was in ancient times when Haman came unto King Ahasuerus and said, “There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people, and their laws are different from all people, neither keep they the kings laws. Therefore it is not for the king’s profit to tolerated them,” Esther 3:8. Make no mistake that is the way of all governments, unless the people of that time, to the time of Christ, reaching us, choose to remain submissive to the causes of the government. As is the case in the United States, with alarming consensus.

By reading, Esther chapter three, you’ll discover the same format for legality of governance inspired by God. Like all endeavors God patterns, they can be used for good or evil. The format in Esther is the same as discussed in previous discussions. Which is that proposed legislation coming from another body in government to the chief executive, must bear the name, title, and jurisdiction of the office holder to become law. Note Esther 3:12, “… (name) King Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed (titled) with the Kings ring.” With verse fourteen establishing jurisdiction of enforcement.

This same format centuries later found its way through our founding fathers into our American Constitution. But the American design was intended to empower the people, through the Jeffersonian Principle, a system of checks and balances, *designed to make all power inherent in the people.* But it has been severely compromised, by each succeeding American government. Until today we have a system of government that does not represents the founders divinely inspired system of checks and balances. But it is not the purpose of God to have His church function as governors of the nation. For reasons previously stated in recent discussions, but it is His intention that His church should force the government to return to his divinely laid out plan. Not to do so, will eventually result in a Haman like legislators to counsel King Ahasuerus about a strange people, who live by a set of laws foreign to President Obama’s government, and consequently do not serve the interest of his administration. And with this picturesque environment, His church, like the ancient Jews will be held captive in Persia.

In many ways the church of Jesus Christ has been held captive in Persia. Most Christians honor the laws of their governments. Even though they sense that many of the governments laws oppose what the scriptures teach about such laws but ignoring them in noticeable numbers. Lack of compliance would with certainty be announced that a certain people living within the kingdom follow different laws, Ester 3:8. Requesting authority if it pleases, President Obama, that they be destroyed. With the executioners paying ten thousand talents (tons) of silver to the hands of those who have charge of the slaughter. And in exchange it would result in filling the Obama’s treasury, Ester 3:9.

Now there is a particular point to be made here. Our Bible or scriptures establish a code of laws, ethics and behaviors intended to govern God’s community of people. Whether the ancient Jews stuck in Persia or Christians stuck in a kingdom called America but foreign to Jesus. Loyalty should should be to Jesus first country last. The Jews refused to honor the laws established within the kingdom where they lived. With the foregoing discussing the process to end such disobedience was recorded in Esther 3:8-15. Noting the catastrophic design to kill, and cause to perish all Jews, both young and old, little children and women in one day. And to take their property, for spoil, verse 13. Which as designed, filled the treasury, as planned, verse 9.

This very much applies to the Christian community today. Christians have no obligation to obey any law of state that are contradictory to the scriptures. To do so in mass would cause Esther chapter three to be relived again in modern times. So the masses continue to live in Persia but perhaps without the same consequences. But then, it is better to sing about The Old Rugged Cross than to act upon it. Even if the government rubs our noses in their corruption and with legislation foreign to scriptures. For those who act, soon discover why that old rugged cross is so despised. Think not Vice President Biden is any different than Haman, or that President Obama is any different from King Ahasuerus. When push comes to shove, and faith challenges government. Their laws come to power in like manner and their behavior is predictable. Both have a traceable and regrettable histories as governments. Why would today be any different than yesterday?

Cure 4 troubled times

It is not necessary to be a rocket scientist to understand that something is seriously wrong because statistics measuring the nations prosperity continues to take a nose dive. Because the evaporating middle class, which represents 99% of the nations earning power continues to subside. Will the nation be able to pull itself out of this dive into oblivion? Of course, no one knows the answer, but President Obama assures the nation that air craft America has escaped its economic disaster.

Which is something the middle class people living from one pay check have not experienced. With people able to live absent, a few pay checks or so, becoming deeply concerned. Still hesitant to vacation at the worlds luxury ports. Hoarding their money because they expect times to get even worse, so I have been told. Every one is spending as little as possible, hoping to at least have some pocket change for food, should modern day economics deplete their cash reserves.

And if that could possibly be the case, what would happen to the millions who live from one pay check to the next? Who knows? but it seems safe to suggest, that the majority of Americans will know what it is like to be a third world people. With all of its peripheries of dangerous drinking water, starving people, unemployment, homelessness, closed schools and closed hospitals. With a nation absent of any financial institutions, and under Marshall Law to prevent looting and rioting. Rioting against the government because the people now realize that the government is responsible for our collective hardships. Marshall is correctly spelled as Martial Law which means military rule. Which has no constitutional authority but is empowered through our constitutional doctrine of habeas corpus, Art. 1 Sec 9. With millions being depended upon United Nations relief programs for mundane existence. Could it get that bad? No one knows with certainty, but it would be unwise to think that it could not. Future postings will show why it’s more likely, than not. All of them grounded in scared Word of God, who is Jesus Christ. (cp Revelation 19:13). And with such a huge price paid for our redemption, is it wonder that America will be punished for her disrespect and disobedience?

By now maybe some are wondering, if this padre has any supportive reasoning for such premises? Yes and they have a scriptural bases. First this needs to be said, President Obama’s notion that a stimulated economy through jobs, taxes and various other economic maneuvers  is not the answer. Money is not the cure for the nations multiple difficulties. Rather it is the mysterious work of God, who can and will humble the most sophisticated and arrogant of people and nations, who refuse to honor him. And America is beginning to feel the angry heart beat of a furious God. With that same mysterious work of God being able to forgive and heal, if called upon to do so. America by God’s design, was called to be special which some have called American arrogance. It is not just because America for more than two hundred years was the envy of the world. And it did not happen by accident, but by divine design.

All of this has a scriptural foundation which was touched upon in the previous discussions, though barely touched upon. But two ways exist, in order to get a greater grip upon what is written. Study the material for yourself. And then teach the deeper contents of that discussion and other discussions, as opportunity allows. Or engage this padre to reveal the deeper aspects of those postings. Do so either way, if you really want to understand what swirls around us as world events. Then you will not have to wonder about tomorrow because its deeper aspects will be understood. And if, mastered it’ll be alarming.

Now for some support of some of the above premises. From the previous posting, it was shown how America’s founding fathers copied God’s methods for governance. So that all inherent power would be through the people. Who are far more important than any government because governments always are self serving and rarely God serving. Learn that and know a scriptural truth. And understand that our destiny is inherent in people, who are known as the people of the God of Jacob.

God’s capital is Jerusalem in his absence and will be his capital city when he returns. Spirituality was to radiate from Jerusalem. With Jesus saying this, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you that killed the prophets. And stoned them, who were sent unto you. How often would I have gathered your children together, even as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, and you were not willing. See! your house is left unto you desolate. For I say to you, You shall not see me no more till you say, blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord,” Matthew 23:37-39. SPECIAL NOTE:You will know that the time of our Redeemers return is about to occur, when you hear Israel announce, “blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord!”

With that pronouncement God somewhere along the historical highway set aside Israel as his powerhouse for his rigorousness. Shifting his attention to Jacob and changed his name to Israel, Genesis 32:28. Jacob had twelve sons who constituted the twelve tribes of Israel. One of his sons, Joseph had two sons, Ephraim (Great Britain) and Manasseh (United States). From that lineage came two powerful nations. Great Britain and the United States. Nations endowed with unprecedented prosperity in 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, “Joesph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall,” Genesis 49:22.

O how Great Britain and the United have prospered, but for now that has been tabled. And both nations are caught in this web. Because so great was their prosperity from God, that other nations also prospered. But now, they are dragging the entire world community into this web. A web designed by God that isn’t allowing prosperity. With it unfolding in like manner, “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and their shall be famines, and pestilences and earthquakes in various places. All these things are the beginning of sorrows,” Matthew 24:7-8. Some of these sorrows are now inflicting the United States and other regions through out the world.

But, why would God act in such a manner? A brief explanation comes from the prophet Jeremiah. He makes reference to Egypt which is not be taken to represent the nation of Egypt as it exists today. But rather, as a symbol which is representative of disobedience to God by becoming a people foreign to him. “And now therefore, hear the word of the Lord, you remnant of Judah, (recall Jacob’s twelve sons one of which was Joseph, and his sons Ephraim and Manasseh, and through them we become the sons of Judah (Israel) via their blood line). Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel. If you wholly set your faces to enter into Egypt and go to sojourn there, then it shall come to pass that the sword, which you fear, shall overtake you in the land of Egypt, and the famine of which you were afraid, shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there you shall die. So shall it be with all people that set their faces to go unto Egypt to sojourn there; they shall die by the sword, by the famine, and by pestilence; (pestilence in scriptures represents disobedience to God, note Exodus 5:3, and is representative of a walk in the darkness, note Psalms 91:6) and none of them shall remain or escape from evil that I will bring upon them,” Jeremiah 42:15-17.

The answer is simple, “If my people who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land,” 2 Chronicles 7:14.

The pathway back to prosperity is to leave Egypt and seek God’s face, then the land shall be healed. And for those of us who have departed from Egypt, this is how we can help move the process along. “And this gospel (saving grace of Jesus Christ) of the kingdom (God’s future government on earth) shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come,” Matthew 24:14.

Varied appearances

An Ant nimbly running about in the sunshine in search of food. Came across a Chrysalis that was very near its time of change. The Chrysalis moved its tail, and attracted the attention of the Ant. Who saw for the first time that it was still alive. Poor, pitiable animal! cried the Ant disdainfully. What a sad fate is yours!

While I can run hither, and thither, at my pleasure. If I wish, ascend the tallest tree. You lie imprisoned here in your shell. With the power only to move a joint or two of your scaly tail.

The Chrysalis heard all of this, but did not make a reply.

A few days after, when the ant passed that way again nothing but the shell remained. Wondering what become of its contents, the Ant suddenly found itself shaded and fanned by the glorious wings of a beautiful Butterfly.

Behold is me said the Butterfly. “your much pitied friend!” Boast now of your powers to run and climb. As long as you can get me to listen. Suddenly, the Butterfly rose into the air, and bore along and aloft the summer breeze. Soon lost from the sight of the Ant forever. (Source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop)

Just a little something to think about. As one journeys through the complexities of life, here in our Tampa Bay Community or miles away. May you have much success, as you sort out the many varied appearances. When all is thought, said and done, that is what determines ones reality.

But varied appearances are shaded differently, depending upon the observer. For instance, this advice was given to Samuel, But the LORD said unto Samuel, “Look not at his countenance, or on the height of his stature, because I have refused him; for the LORD sees not as a man; for men look on outward appearances, but I the LORD look at the heart,” 1 Samuel 16:7. Universally this our condition, “Even so, you outwardly appear righteous but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity,” Matthew 23:28. Giving us no reason whatsoever to look disparagingly upon others.

Our universal hope is with the universal family of God. Where it is written, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond or free, there is neither male of female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus,” Galatians 3:25. It is another capsule representing the essences of Christianity.

Eliminating any need for multiculturalism and political correctness. Because it represents ant like creatures of government which can only see themselves as the beautiful winged butterfly. But they are the polluters, and corrupters of what they are trying to fix. With their twin evils of multiculturalism and political correctness. Cultures can only come together and live in states of correctness. Made possible because Jesus, “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross,” Colossians 2:14.

How law became the law

Thomas Jefferson helped propel this notion, when he insisted, and his colleagues agreed, “all power is inherent in the people.” Which is taught in our schools, as the Jeffersonian Principle. Considered, and in fact the foundation for building a democratic society.

So just where did this Jeffersonian principle emerge from anyhow? From the brains of some very patriotic and brave people. Who often spoke of  their reliance upon a supreme being, that they knew as the creator. Maybe they searched the scriptures trying to determine a pattern for governance rooted in theology. I think they found what they where searching for, but they did not want to unveil this discovery as having a biblical scriptural foundation. Because, they determined that nothing is more corruptible than a theistic state. After all that’s why they fled from Europe. Coming to what was to become America and establishing a better way. Knowing that, led to their determination that the government they were destined to create needed to have a wall of separation between church and state. Designed to assure that the state would not meddle in the affairs of the church. Because to be human is to error and to error is human, so this godly community would need some checks and balances. If any form, of self determination of a people with inherent power was to survive. It’s gone today, and we are not surviving!!

This than is perhaps how America had its birth. Because this is what we know about how God governs. We all know that for authenticity for a document to be legal several steps are required. They are the name of the official, the title of the official and the named authority for enforcement. Two examples will be outlined with the with the latter giving authority for the former.

With the former which is our United States government, we will discover modeled itself after the latter. For a legislative bill from Congress to become law, three steps are necessary. First the sitting United States Presidents name must appear on the congressional legislation. Next the signers title is required. With the last step being one of jurisdictional enforcement, the United States of America.

Next it is to be seen that this model of our nation patterns itself after a scriptural account for governance. Almost as if the scriptural rational provided inspiration to our founding fathers. Which is a reasonable assumption based upon the reality that all human life is connected to God through the creation process. “And the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul,” Genesis 2:7. Thereby, connecting humanity forever with their creator. As verified through, Psalms 127:3, “Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward.”

Verse seven of Genesis 2, and verse three of Psalms 127 helps us understand two divinely ordained suppositions. First it explains humanities never ending quest to find a connection between themselves and God. Often giving expression through countless numbers of religions. Then the second supposition is humanities attempt to validate contracts over a claim of authority modeled after God’s example.

Note the similarities of the steps for enactment of legislation. First a name is required for authenticity. God announced his power of authenticity in Isaiah 42:8 by establishing his name. “I am the LORD, that is my name;….” That same pattern had been copied by our founding fathers. Followed by our Lord’s title as the creator. “These are the generations of the heavens and the earth. When they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, Genesis 2:4. God determined that a declaration of authority by law would be required. Clarifying the reach of his jurisdiction through, Psalms 24:1, “The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell their in.”

There you have it, God established the requirements for legal empowerment and jurisdiction over a world of people therein. Copied exactly by our founding fathers. and capsuled again as, (1) name (2) title (3) jurisdiction. All legal documents are patterned after the Creators model. Examine one for your own proof. It could be a home mortgage, bank equity loan or a credit card agreement. It is the format that allows government to take action against people or property. As is the case, when corporate conglomerates act against their customers. It is what gives such institutions the power to be invincible kingdoms unto themselves.

There is one exception, that is in contrast to the Jeffersonian model. God is in no need to have a system of checks and balances. Eliminating the need for a legislative and judicial branches. Because God is perfect in all his ways, as legislator through his creation. As such, he is the rightful title holder and giving him universal jurisdiction. With the scriptures clearly teaching that God’s design was always to give inherent power to the people. From such insights, perhaps our founding fathers crafted our Constitution.

Get motivated and drive America to her roots. And thus make our God a happy God. Who in return will return America to its greatness and prosperity. From a man, who knew something about both, “No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than United America. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us to so plainly,” George Washington.

Here is “the road Providence has pointed us to so plainly.” “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a WELL, whose branches run over the wall. The ARCHERS have harassed him’ and SHOT at him. But his BOW abode in strength and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the MIGHTY GOD OF JACOB. From there is the SHEPHERD, the STONE OF ISRAEL. Even by the GOD of thy father (Jacob), who shall help you; and by the ALMIGHTY, who shall bless you with blessings of HEAVEN above, blessings of the deep that lie under, and blessings of the breast and of the womb. The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the EVERLASTING HILLS. They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren,” Genesis 49:22-26. Because America was divinely destined to be the salt of the earth. God had Matthew put it this way, “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt has lost its savor, with what shall it be salted? It is therefore good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under the foot of men,” Matthew 6:13. And America is becoming good for nothing, and indeed will be trodden under the foot of men, unless America repents and returns to her divine destiny.

A purchase not taxed and never dies

One hears stories of people going to a gas station to purchase gas. They empty their pockets of all change, and what few dollars they could scrap together in order to purchase enough gas to get to work. People are saying they do not drive their cars for leisure purposes any more. No matter how tired from a days work people will not pass by a grocery store to go home. With the intent to return later after some rest. They stop and buy only what is absolutely necessary to survive upon. No snack foods or other goodies once enjoyed. Many have to scrape together enough spare change to buy gas in order to return to work tomorrow.

What can people expect to pay at the pump in the future? No one knows but this is known gas prices will continue to have its peaks and dips. Never again to fall below $3.00 per gallon. But during the course of the year hovering between $3.50-$3.75. Enjoy it because without notice and seemingly out of nowhere it’ll hit a yearly average of $4 bucks a gallon. And could it hit, $5.00 a gallon for regular gasoline in the not to distance future? And beyond soon! That depends on how the conflict between the United Nations and Iran’s nuclear program plays out. Not to be left out is the Syrian fiasco. Along with an unbeatable new enemy on the world scene tagged ISSI. Will all that engulf the entire Middle East in a regional war? And could it hit the whoring shores of what use to be God’s country, the United States.

Another expectation is guaranteed to occur. Oil companies will continue to announce more record profits. People have complained and criticized excessive profits by these oil conglomerates. Accusing the oil industry of not having a social conscience by forcing Americans to choose between absolute necessities and gasoline. These conglomerates have responded by saying capitalism by its very nature has no social responsibility; no matter how severe the hardships. They boldly assert responsibility only to return profits to their investors portfolios.

With that being the case, then capitalism is the enemy of Jesus Christ. Without going into great detail here is one Christ doctrine. It is the doctrine of caring for others. Because without compassionate behavior, faith is dead, according to James 2:17.

The body of believers in Christ are commanded to practice, James 2:15, among ourselves. Failure to provide the necessary material needs suggest that ones faith is of little value. No matter how politely one frames their concerns, James 2:15-16. Which reads, “If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food. And one of you says unto them, depart in peace. Be you warmed and filled; notwithstanding, you give them not those things which are needed for the body, what does it profit?”

What makes James such an authority on the importance of a social consciences? Making it the featured teaching of his Epistle. Perhaps because he was part of the inner circle of Jesus, Matthew 13:55. James most likely learned this responsibility from Jesus. Because Jesus taught failure to provide for the humanitarian needs of family and non-family was the same as denying such services to him, Matthew 25:40. Giving James the moral authority to declare. Will you not understand, O people of vanity, that faith without works is dead, James 2:20?

Some one said that the only things certain are taxes and death. Well there is a third certainty and its capitalism. And it’ll continue to tax us to death. So, tighten your belts because fiscal times are going to get worse. The once flowering abundance of American prosperity is yesterdays reality. When America really did have a prosperous middle class.

So what went wrong? America became a nation that was mostly proud to say, In God we trust. But that trust today is in word only, and not by deed. And that is the crux of the problem, and it is going to get worse. Because the vast majority of people are convinced that they can go it alone without God. Encouraging people to be optimistic and things will get better.

God values choice, after having established his expectations. Step outside of those expectations and the consequences have always been severe. That’s humanities biblical recorded history. It’s going to get so bad that Jesus will have to intervene or humanity will destroy itself. No one can blame God because in the end, he honored the desires of most. Which was a world without him in it, but for the elect’s sake mercy will be ours. (cf Matthew 24:22). And, who are the elect? They are the Jews and Gentiles saved through their belief in Jesus Christ, as the Father’s ordained redemptive sacrifice for all people everywhere. It’s humanities only purchase that isn’t taxed and never dies.

Tunnel of Abyss

Principles are important; therefore, here are some well established American principles. And one not so American, but worthy of consideration.

Most are familiar with this one, all “power” is inherent in the people. And this controversial gem the right to protect oneself. But protecting oneself, is more than about guns. The real weapon of self protection is ultimately about having three equal independent branches of government. Only a determined people can make those branches equal and independent. Because it is nonexistent in America today.

Today the people have given up their inherent power to a whole hosts of special interest groups. From A-Z, leaving us ordinary folks subservient to those groups. And of course, the congress and the courts have mostly been politicized and therefore neutralized. Which is by the way, what the politicians love, and what the nation is experiencing through each succession of election cycles. And we the people, have been stuck with the stink and putrid consequences.

If we want to reverse those consequences for ourselves, and our posterity. We are going to have to take it back ourselves. That principle of self governance of all “power” is inherent in the people, is known as the Jeffersonian Principle, the third president of the United States.

Jefferson had a lot to say about principles. Like its a right, and a duty to be armed at all times. Ever wonder what that Jeffersonian principle is all about? Kinda of think more than just fighting of foreign invaders. Maybe old Thomas was clairvoyant. Seeing into the future of his own posterity. Seeing them captured, and enslaved by over taxation and scores of other injustices. Knowing one generation after another would fall into the tunnel of abyss. Never to see the light of self governance again.

You do not think we are involved in any form of self governance, do you? Today we are involved in subservient government. Meaning we the people serve the interest of the government. Jefferson, and his colleagues thought it should be the other way around.

Deliverance from subservient governance, to the principal of self governance with all “power” being inherent in the people has its foundations rooted in our biblical scriptures. With the scriptures showing us that that is how God governs. Which will be a discussion for a later discussion. And perhaps, tackling those controversial notions of color and religion.

Sometimes the best lessons can be learned from our enemies. They are our enemies because they got the best of us in one manner or another. Now we want it back, but they will not cooperate, so we, learn to hate them. Hate is not good because it just leaves one in the same old sorry condition. With the destructive consequences being well rooted in our biblical scriptures, too. There is a better way. Maybe the ISSI way, or at least some lessons from ISSI. One lesson from ISSI is that determination can overcome great sophistication, humbling the mightiest of foes.

Patriots, and revolutionaries is what America needs today. But emphasizing the notion of self governance, by the people, from the Christ principles. But the voice of America today speaks in this manner. I am rich having become wealthy and have need of nothing. Causing an angry response from Jesus. “Do yo not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked.” Offering the United States this advice. “Buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with salve, that you may see.” (Revelation 3:17-18).

This is the process that America is experiencing today. But blinded eyes, deaf ears and hardened hearts prohibit awareness by most. “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent! Jesus Christ.

9/11 didn’t work; perhaps havoc by ISSI attacks on American soil will move the people of America to buy the aforementioned and repent. Emerging having been refined as gold from the fires. Discovering what was lost really was much better

Z for Zeus J for Jesus

A couple of tales that keeps circulating. One of which is, what goes around comes around, and when the going gets tough the tough get going. Well, here is another one from Aesop. With one more to follow which is the most reliable.

Zeus made a bull, Prometheus a man, and Athena a house; and they chose Momus to judge their handiwork. He was so jealous of it that he began to find fault with everything. Zeus he said, had made a mistake in not putting the bull’s eye in its horns, to enable it to see what it was butting. Prometheus’ man should have had his mind attached to the outside of his body; then his thoughts would have been visible, so that wickedness would have been visible, so that wickedness could not be hidden. As for Athena, she ought to have mounted her house on wheels, so that one could move with it out any trouble if a rogue came to live next door. Zeus was angered by this display of malice and exiled Momus from Olympus.

Nothing is so good that some fault cannot be found in it. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Room for Improvement”)

There will always be fault finders, especially when it comes to our Christian faith. God’s creation account has many Momus’ who often chronicled it as not having occurred, as recorded in the scriptures With the courtyard of earth being polluted with just as many Momus’ denying the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Saying his requirement of repentance in order to avoid the second death is a fairy tale. And, the fault finding could go on for pages.

So what is one to do about such fault finding? Remain true to the scriptures and like the Psalmist sing, “Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in you,” Psalms 32:22.

Knowing that the scriptures are true because “I am the LORD: that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images,” Isaiah 42:8. And John, who saw Jesus clothed with a vesture dipped in blood; and his name is called, The Word of God,” Revelation 19:13. As it was in ancient times, when the Chronicler said, “But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till there was no remedy,” 2 Chronicles 36:16. The fault finding continues today and no one should be fooled by the fault finding “Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for what ever a person sows that shall they reap,” Galatians 6:7. So the times are getting tough, therefore, it is time to get tough for Jesus. For that hour is approaching, and It has been announced. “And behold! I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to every person according as their work shall be,” Revelation 22:12.

Explanations for human tragedy

Have you ever noticed that certain things kind of get stuck in your mind and then play with your thinking cords? Well, for this padre it has been a long standing experience. Never have been able to accept the notion of “that’s just the way it is, live with it, and move on.”

John F. Kennedy, while in Ireland said something like this, “some people ask why, ask why not?” Meaning find an answer. That is the way it has been with me and Christianity. For decades, I have asked the why’s of God. So many puzzles that just do not make sense. Finally deciding, to put the “why” behind me. And do the “why not” of finding an answer. What is written here is part of this padre’s answer. An answer that this padre is comfortable with. An answer that the reader may or may not be comfortable with.

Sometime ago, this padre took some of the “why’s” asked of me. And turned them into “why not,” Here is that “why not.” Maybe the most singular question asked, why does God allow humans to endure so much suffering? Years ago that question was put to me by a young mother soon to die from cancer. She had just returned home after another cancer surgery. She asked these questions. “Why must I suffer so much pain?” And worse yet, the greater suffering of leaving my young children behind. “Why, please why, tell me?” That became one of my “why’s.” I could have given her the church answer, but I did not. Instead, I replied, I do not know.

Later I encountered some children. Those children were suffering from very debilitating physical abnormalities. Both incidence left me badly shaken to the core of my being. The latter more than the former because of their innocence. They never had or would have a chance at life. Pure as a white dove against a blue sky, soon to die.

Part of the “why not” follows, It is not the complete picture for suffering but its integral. God is occupied with a foe described as “perfect in all ways, from the day he was created, until sin overcame him.” Ezekiel 28:15, and “full of wisdom and perfect in beauty,” verse 12. Who is this foe? None other than the prince of Tyre. Picturesque of people who are unaware of Satan’s subtle influences upon humanity, Ezekiel 28:2. Thrilled with their gains and devastated by calamities. Satan represents the “why’s”  the eternal search for answers. Wanting everyone to accept,”that’s just the way it is, live with it, and move on.” Real quest for the “whys” are known with this realization from Ezekiel. “All that know you among the people shall be appalled at you. You Satan are a terror, and never shall you be anything more,” Ezekiel 28:19. We by faith, must accept those truths.

Whatever falls upon us is Satan’s quest to get people to denounce God, as he attempted to do with Job. “And the LORD said unto Satan were have you been? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, ‘From going to and fro in the earth, and walking up and down in it,'” Job 1:7.

Job was a fortunate and prosperous man. God was proud of Job and told Satan that Job was perfect and an upright man. A man who feared God and hated evil, verse 8. Satan then responded, “well after all you protect him with an impenetrable hedge, free from my challenges and attacks upon his devotion to you,” verse 10. “Give Job to me and he will curse you,” verse 11. With God saying, “Go ahead and do your thing,” verse 12. Which Satan did with a vengeance, verses 13-19.

Many can with stand external collateral damages and still be faithful to God. But sometimes it is different, when life’s misfortunes are personal. Like those of verse 18-19. In which Job lost his sons and daughters while dinning at their uncles house; along with his brother. Those close to Job lost their lives from hurricane winds, verses 18-19.

Job responded to those tragedies by worshiping God and declaring, “… The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD, verse 21.

Human tragedies and misery has its roots in such factors as the consequences of our sinful natures. Because of that state, unexplainable occurrences plague us. Like those of the young mother and her unfortunate children. Along with the role Satan plays through natural and personal tragedies.

The last word comes from a man who knew something about satanic power. Who if you remember, was a brave and courageous servant of Jesus Christ. Yet he denied even knowing Jesus, not once but three times. He went on to write, “Be aware, be vigilant because your adversary, the devil, like a roaring lion walks about seeking whom he may devour,” 1 Peter 5:8.

Does Satan have the power to plague us with debilitating diseases and natural disasters? All done to get us to either curse God or turn away from him? The answer is yes. Just how he seeks to devour as that roaring lion is within the providence of Satan. Because we have this conversation between Satan and Jesus, which Jesus never denied. “And the Devil, taking him (Jesus) up into a high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the Devil said to him, “All this authority I will give unto you, and their glory; for this has been delivered unto me, and I give it to whomever I wish,” Luke 4:5-6.

Survival

It’s better to endure a tasteless dinner than to insult the host. Think of this in terms of God, family, friends and work. Then match them with God’s word which is truth, our Bible. It’s the happy way to tasteful dinners.

All in a lifetime

A good reputation is better than a fat bank account.

Your death date tells more than your birth date.

You learn more from a funeral than at a feast. After all that is where we will end up. We might discover something from it.

Crying is better than laughing. It blotches the face but it scours the heart.

Sages invest themselves in hurt and grieving. Fools waste their lives in fun and games. You will get more from the rebuke by a sage. Than from the song and dance of fools.

The giggles of fools are like the crackling of twigs under the cooking pot and like smoke.

Brutality stupefies even the wise. And destroys the strongest heart.

Endings are better than beginnings. Sticking to it better than standing out.

Do not be quick to fly off the handle. Anger boomerangs. You can spot a fool by the lumps on his head.

Do not always be asking, “Where are the good old days?” Wise folks do not ask questions like that.

Wisdom is better when it is parried with money. Especially if you got both while you are still living. Double protection wisdom and wealth! Plus this bonus:Wisdom energizes its owner.

Take a good look at God’s work. Who could simplify and reduce creations curves and angles, to a plain straight line?

A good day, enjoy yourself. On a bad day, examine your conscience. God arranges for both good and bad days, so we will not take anything for granted.

A translation of Ecclesiastes 7:1-14, into modern patterns. (source:The Message by, The Message Team).

What to expect when the cat can not catch its tail

Before your eyes to be read, is some of what is needed for those wanting to understand the conflicts between the Israelis/Palestinians in Gaza Strip. It will go beyond that and informs readers what the world can expect in the future. As Arab/Muslim hate for Israel festers, urged along by many non Arab/Muslim nations. And associated human rights groups, accusing Israel of fostering its own Holocaust upon the Palestinian people.

God is good, great, and just, giving his word which can be trusted. Trusted to stand by his word, which is, that Israel would be a great nation. Blessing Israel and making the very name of Israel great. Defining the Israeli presence in the world as a blessing. Here is one of histories greatest disclaimers. Made by God Almighty himself, when he declared that He would bless them that bless Israel and curse them that curse Israel. Then promising that all families of the earth will be blessed because of Israel. (cf. Genesis 12:1-3). A rather profound disclaimer of words which most of the world is in rebellion against.

As to whether God is good, great, and just as He speaks in behalf of Israel over all other people and nations. That is an individual judgment call which most likely resonates emphatically with NO! And, it’s consequences are playing themselves out on the world stage.

The greater conflict between Israel and the Arab/Muslim world is a struggle over God’s words. Where God said, “The land shall not be sold forever for the land is mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with me. And in all the land of your possession you shall grant a redemption for the land,” Leviticus 25:23-24. Redemption for the land meaning passed on from family to family, generation to generation.

Plain and simple, all the lands of Abraham belong to Israel. But because of their sin, God dispersed the Jews to the four corners of the earth, Deuteronomy 28:63-68, note verse 64 in particular, “And the LORD shall scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there you shall serve god’s, which neither you or your fathers have known, even wood and stone. The verses on both sides of verse 64 provide a short summary of Jewish suffering through out history.

Making the Jews homeless and landless for a time. In Joel 3:2, we find this history. “I will gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will judge them there as my people and for my heritage, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” That scriptural prophecy is the crux of the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Along with turmoil through out the Arab/Muslim region because those lands are populated with countries that are on Israeli lands.

But God promised to return them to their lands which had its beginning in 1948, when a United Nations mandate created the nation of Israel. Which amounted to the fulfillment of a prophecy echoed by the prophet Ezekiel, who said, “Therefore, thus saith the Lord GOD: I have lifted up my hand. Surely the nations that are about you shall bear their shame. But you O mountain of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they are soon to come home. For behold, I am for you, and you shall be tiled and sown. I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it, and the cities shall be inhabited and the waste shall be built. And I will multiply upon you man and beast, and they shall increase and bring forth fruit; I will settle you according to your old estate, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings; and you shall know that I am the LORD,” Ezekiel 36:7-11. Tip: Seeking Gods favor for whatever your needs are; stand with Israel.

But the governments of this world are in rebellion, not only against God’s word, but the restoration and of the re-population of Israel. And for over sixty years this rebellion has been festering. And keeps exploding over and over in the Gaza Strip. And an additional component has been added, and tagged ISSI. With its self appointed caliphate demanding allegiances to the new state. With ratcheted up rhetoric to destroy Israel and the United States.

And who are the central antagonist, the Arab Muslim world. Propped up by non-Arab/Muslim governments who form bodies like the United Nations and the European Union. Attempting to deny Israel its birth right as promised by God Almighty. Which will have the following consequences, “Behold I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all peoples round about, when they shall be in siege against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all peoples; all that burden themselves with it shall be cut to pieces though all nations of the earth be gathered together against it,” Zechariah 12:2-3.

How bad will will these times be? Jesus himself answers that question when he said, “And except those days should be shortened, there should be no flesh saved; but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened,” Matthew 24:22.

There you have it in a thumb nail sketch, all that is needed to understand the tumultuous times that still awaits the world community. There once was an expectation that the United States would be able to cure not only America’s needs but also the needs of the world community. But as America moves further and further away form God the greater are its failures. Because our government puts all of its energies into diplomacy designed to serve the gods of wood and stone.

Some lessons are never learned despite the cat continuing to chasing its tail. So goes the way of America, when redemption of the nation is found in the word of God. There is no redemption from the depravity of serving the gods of wood and stone. With there complex and varied peripheral instabilities draining the nation. Despite the depleted oxygen in the nations lungs causing all that is valued as American to collapse. That is the journey of modern America. Come quickly, Lord Jesus because the air is really getting thin.

Indeed a thumb nail sketch of an ancient journey to modern times. But here are a few truths Americans should know but most don’t. Interested in learning more? Like America being conquered by a foreign power. “You have been trapped, O Babylon, And you are not aware; you have been found and also caught, because you have contended against the LORD.” (cf. Jeremiah 50:24). Babylon here is picturesque of America and her dreadful end! Being formulated right now from the book of Revelation chapter thirteen.

Life-how it is lived-is it choice or not

Life is complex with lots of rainfall and ample sunshine. Decisions have to be made, sometimes like those a bull, who sought refuge in a cave. By others, like a famous Second World War general. Some concluding like that of Solomon, the son of a king. While still others, all of this is the work of God, no matter how it plays out. Finally concluding, God, your thoughts are very deep. When all is said and done, it is how we respond to the rainfall and sunshine. As for me, I do not care much for the bull. Have a tendency to side with the general. Time, and chance sure seems often, to come into play. Best always to side with the wonders of God’s creation. Concluding, indeed his ways and thoughts are deep.

A bull, pursued by a lion, fled for refuge into a cave inhabited by some wild goats, which began to butt him with their horns. “It’s not because I’m afraid of you,” he said, “that I put up with this, but because I’m afraid of the beast standing outside.”

Through fear of someone stronger, people will often take the attacks of weaker men lying down. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“The Patience Of Fear”)

“Champions are built to over come adversity,” said General G.S. Paton, “this is the time to show what we are made of.”

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happened to them all,” said Solomon, Ecclesiastes 9:11.

“O LORD, how great are your works! And your thoughts are very deep,” Psalms 92:5.

Surely God needs his champions today. O! How we need such people today. Those willing to do what is necessary to show what it takes to show what we are made of in a war upon our American shores. Something that Gen. G.S. Patton most likely never imagined. Foreign occupiers being allowed to build military fortresses, called mosques, as they please.
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The pleasant side of war

The United States has used its power to overthrow governments. The United States did this in order to secure the natural resources of sovereign states. And to establish itself, as a power in specific regions of the world. In the process the American government silenced all opposition, often by brutality, torture, and murder. This is required, when any government establishes a regime change. The suspected hand maiden being America’s Central Intelligence Agency.

The United States has been a teacher of regime changes here in the United States since its infancy. Taking what didn’t belong to them and declaring it to be American. Then taking its arts overseas to quicken regime changes there and to Americanize as much of the world as possible. So the American public can rest assured, that the United States has earned itself thousand and thousands of enemies.

Time marches on, and now these trainees have moved on. These enemies of America have decided its time for a regime change in America. Willing to employ unimaginable brutality, torture, and murder upon the nation. Just like their teachers.

Now those enemies of America have decided its pay back time. The most feared organization seeking revenge against the West and particularly the United States is your neighborly Muslim. With ample help from foreign Islamic governments and fringe organizations like C.A.I.R. or the Council on American Islamic Relations. And al-Qaeda, but oddly enough, al-Qaeda is an expression never used by Osma bin Laden, when he was alive. Interesting enough al-Qaeda is a C.I.A. tag. And meaning “the base.” Al-Qaeda today means a lot more than the”base” to the America’s Central Intelligence Agency. That noun now represents a network of anti-western organizations that provides money, training, and logistical support. Operating in at least 50 countries with two missions. Carry out attacks mainly through bombings that will disrupt the economies and influence of Western nations, especially the United States. While at the same time, advancing Islamic influence. Guess what, it’s working! Even here in the U.S. And the child of Al-Qaeda, ISSI, is now front and center. With the nations protagonist, not asking, but ordering Muslim to attack the United States directly; along with their western allies.

This current history had its birth in the 1980’s. When the C.I.A. was training the Mujaheddin terrorist in Afghanistan. This was done in cooperation with the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence with the purpose of luring the Soviet Union into Afghanistan. The world knows how that played for the Soviets. How it finally plays out for the United States remains to be sorrowfully experienced.

Indeed we do live in a “global village,” where everything can happen instantaneously, as quickly as a walk to your car. This world community in your neighborhood has been advanced by many modern day technologies. One of them being the internet. This technology allows operatives to recruit, and train warriors whose sole mission is destroy the United States. As the CIA trained the Mujaheddin in Afghanistan, to serve its purpose. Now ISSI is recruiting and training operatives from the United States to serve their purposes.

The uniqueness of this army of warriors is that they are a formidable enemy. Many problems exist for the United States in combating this new international foe. One of the most troubling for the government is that it can not trace these war plots against the United States to a specific country. Indeed some of these soldiers are citizens of countries aligned with the United States. Including United States citizens, with some serving in the U.S. military. It’s hash tagged, ‘War Anew!’

This new combo of warriors will completely altered American life. Driving the nation to bankruptcy and poverty. Creating an economic crisis, whereby, the U.S. is having to cut back on its war mongering thirst. Which should have occurred, before this crisis took hold. Because it has caused the nation to be spread itself so thin militarily that an adequate offense or defense is becoming impossible.

RIGHT NOW! America is a very troubled country. We have a president in Mr. Obama, who in himself is a threat to the nations well being. Because he’s their best chance to advance the Islamic agenda in America. Because his sympathies rest with Muslims, whom he sees as peace loving. Despite evidence to the contrary from our Bible and the Islamic Qur’an. Proven true by observation from the global theater.

There is no end to what needs to be done to save America. More agenda’s exist then time makes available. Therefore; if seeing the danger connect with those, who also have a primary willingness to fight Islam through the spiritual art of warfare. Therefore, those of us secure in Jesus Christ, must like our Lord understand the sword of Matthew 10:34. His sword is not one of peace. It’s partly the sword of wisdom. It’s succinctly put this way, “He gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to those who know understanding. He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light is with him,” Daniel 2:21(b)-22. Thereby, He knows how to lead us in our efforts to defeat Islam and preserve America for His glory. Another valiant Christ warrior put it this way, “What shall we say to these things? If God be for, who can be against us,” Romans 8:31. And, that’s the pleasant side of war. So let the conversation begin through associations with others in doing something that is different.

Why US Constitution is useless

Sometime ago this writer was a student, who had signed up to take a course in Constitution Law. It was the first day of class. The class room was packed with aspiring students seeking an education in legal jurisprudence.

O! how some professors love to pontificate on their subject matter. Professors, lawyers and preachers have that in common. This particular professor was pontificating on the sanctity and purity of the United States Constitution. With an emphasis on the word “sanctity.” as though said document was God inspired. Like the Ten Commandments given to Moses. Well to him, it appeared that the constitution was written by men, who were inspired by God. Thus, putting in place for generations to come a constitution of perfection or “purity.” His pontification went on for about half the class time. And O! how his pontification aggravated this student.

Not because, the professor was completely wrong about the sanctity and purity of a divinely inspired Constitution and its Bill of Rights. It was all that and more. The more is found in Revelation 14:6 and Matthew 5:13-16. Which reads respectively, “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue and people.” “You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt have lost its flavor, with what shall it be salted? It is therefore good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under the foot of men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under a bushel, but on a lampstand, and it gives light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they see your good works, and glorify your Father, who is in heaven.”

In capsule form, this padre sees our Constitution and Bill of Rights, as God’s gift to Christendom to be the salt of the earth. The city of light on a hill for all to see. America, destined to preach the everlasting gospel everywhere, thus glorifying our Father in heaven. And by so doing, men would not trample America underfoot. As is happening to today because America has lost its flavor. And therefore, America is becoming good for nothing. In other words, our Constitution and Bill of Rights are purely sacred documents for said purposes. Designed by God to protect Christendom in fulfilling its destiny. And said sacredness is a major stumbling block for Muslims, who want all criticisms of Islam criminalized. And while talking about Islam, this should be understood. There is no such thing as an American Muslim no matter what a piece of paper declares. Muslims by their own declarations and behaviors are enemies of Christendom. America was destined by God to exemplify Jesus Christ, and thus glorify our father in heaven. While the professor, saw said documents as mostly secular and not spiritual apart from its authors. Side bar:We went on to have a rather interesting relationship, as I was instrumental in preserving something very important to him.

Near the end of the first hour, he paused, and said if there are no comments or questions, class is dismissed. As he began to gather his materials, this student, stood and said, comment sir. This student said, “that the United States Constitution was not worth the paper it was printed on.” All eyes shifted to this student as the professor demanded an apology. The reply was, “no!” Then this student was ordered to give supporting data for such an insult upon one of the worlds greatest documents that guaranteed liberty and freedom for all its citizens. Saying, “It is one of the worlds greatest documents, but the people have a lot of work to do in order to make it work for the people. If you have not noticed, it works just fine for the power brokers who control the nation.”

This student complied, and suggested a consideration of the First Amendments clause of free speech and assembly as an example. Reminding the professor, and the class of the many people who were severely punished, and sometimes murdered, for speaking freely, and assembling together protesting working conditions of their employment. Demanding a fair wage for a days work. Citing a conversation with a person forced to sign a false document. Against a sense of better judgment. The document was signed for fear of the consequences. Justice is expensive! But it need not be in a unionized work place free of “right to work laws.” A sure sign of constitutional oppression is where such laws exist.

This exchange became heated and lasted about an hour. My last comment was that as long as such denials exists based on speech and assembly. The United States Constitution is not worth the paper it is printed upon. The professor replied,”nonsense.”

That whole exchange is fresh upon this padres mind because he has spent years defending speech and assembly rights. Even today, many speech, and assembly violations occur. Resulting in hard working Americans being severely punished.

A nurse of 33 years was fired from her job in Dubuque, Iowa. Because of her speech and assembly choices. While away from Finely Hospital where she was employed. She made an appearance at a radio station. Asking the public to support the nurses demand for a 6% pay increase. She also asked the public to support the nurses demand for language in the contract to define “just cause” for discipline.

Upon returning to work, she was summoned to the office the V.P. in charge of nursing services. There the V.P. replayed her comments. She was asked if she stood by her comments, She replied by saying, “yes.” She was than fired, and escorted from the hospital property.

Nurse Alice Weick, then called a press conference and addressed reporters. She told them that her firing had nothing to do with her nursing skills or patient care. Nurse Weick asserted that she was fired because she decided to speak her concerns.

Clearly, Nurse Alice Weick, suffered two First Amendment violations. She lost her job because of her speech away from work. She also lost her job because she decided to exercise her free assembly rights. By stating her employment grievances over the radio.

Here we are in the 21st. century, and those violations still continue. It’s settled law. people can not be denied speech and assembly. The question, why are such violations so pervasive in the land of the free and brave. Could it be that we are not very free or brave? We are just fed that line of being free and and brave by the nations power brokers. The need for the American public to believe that rubbish. Because its easier to keep the public content when they believe in illusory tales about themselves.

American constitutional jurisprudence is fascinating subject because it is a document inspired by men who believed that their penmanship was by divine origin. Perhaps the most sacred of their conjunctures was the provision for separation of church and state. Meaning they didn’t want the government limiting the expression and assembly of Christian influence through out the nation or within the federal government.

What is clearly tragic about our Constitution is that Christendom has aloud that truth to fade away. And the church state clause is now being used to create laws criminalizing the inclusion of Jesus Christ through out the nation and within the federal government.

If u do not know where u r going, u will end up somewhere else

Which came first knowledge, or conscience? Many think conscience which they attribute to being His method of etching an awareness of truth in us. From God’s truth in us, we develop our sense of right from wrong.

Others say knowledge, and that knowledge becomes our truth. That truth then becomes our conscience. From there, we develop our morality, or sense of right from wrong.

Which some of the former argue, denies God of his majesty as the creator. And compounds the dark side of human nature because they deny the literal installation of the God’s conscientiousness within us at birth.

The latter has been called by many names. Humanism is one of them. This padre favors knowledge as the instrument to conscientiousness. Who also is not a humanist from the philosophical, or religious perspective.

The following is without factual proof. Rather it is based more on observation. Consider religion as one example. In the United States the largest religious group is the Christian religion. This padre argues that their belief system has nothing to do with any God conscientiousness at birth. That at birth the child arrives with a blank slate. From there, being is developed through nurturing by the child’s parents. Whereby as parents, they foster societal norms from their perspective. Leaving the maturing child with an awareness of knowledge with an embedded conscience from prejudicial assumptions.

If there is any proof, it is in the following. From birth, children of Christian parents become Christians. If the parents are not really committed to the Christian religion, their children may embrace a religion outside of Christianity. And they may well be the fortunate ones. Because they may well embrace the art of thinking! Which is not intended to suggest, that they will not embrace the Christ of Christianity. Place those same families in non Christian countries, and most likely, they would embrace the dominant religion.

This padre is constantly astonished at how very little analytical thinking occurs concerning the influences that shape our lives and destiny. Maybe the following is the reason.

“The third rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority.”

“The second rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority.”

“The first rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” (source: A.A. Mine)

Or perhaps what Henry Ford once said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is which is probably the reason so few engage in it.”

Yogi Berra, but it this way, “If you do not know were you are going, you’ll end up somewhere else.”

Which takes us to the following progression. The influences from thinking determines our conception of reality which in return determines our truth. If born in the West thinking determines that reality is based on Christian premises. With Democracy being our truth because it offers liberty and freedom to civilization. Which of course, if born in the East, reality and truth would be perceived quite differently.

Then is it fair to say that reality, and truth is mostly the result of third rate thinkers.

Take our world conflicts today. Take the war between Palestinians and Israelis. It is based upon how two peoples see God and government. The same can be said for the conflict between Pakistan and India, or take the waring Islamic factions in Iraq and Syria. In all instances, the warring factions are based upon a reality of a God conscientiousness which determines the truth of ISSI for Islamic governance. Most likely, absent much thinking. And, there is the problem folks! For Muslims, knowledge and conscience is embedded by the force of violence. Clearly demonstrated by ISSI as the only means to make the region, and the world Muslim through the sect of Sunni perspective. Making Islam the religion of third rate thinkers.

Many people reject any association with Christianity, Because they have observed to much barbarianism, inflicted upon the world by the United States. Unfortunately, it could not occur without the support of most of the electorate. Which would suggest, that the U.S. is overwhelmed with the minds of third rate thinkers.

Resulting in the undermining the cause of Christ from its simplest truths of benevolence. To a literal Christ kingdom on this earth. His benevolence starts with repentance by individual sinners like you and me. Where he said, “I tell you, Nay! Except you repent you shall likewise parish,” Luke 13:3 and said again in verse five. Then something astonishing occurs through repentance which has nothing to do with parental conditioning or societal brainwashing which is primary purpose of public and private education. Then the nations universities regurgitate the vomit of closemindedness producing perfect third minded thinkers. Expecting the graduates to reproduce a world just like their predecessors and themselves. Which this padre condemns, and has personally escaped from which has resulted in a lifestyle of rebellion and nonconformity.

While not seeking it, this padre had an astonishing experience decades ago which forever changed his life because of personal repentance as directed by Jesus. It occurred as follows, Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old thing have passed away; BEHOLD, all things have become new. (Text: 2 Corinthians 5:17). Soon after that this padre retired for a good nights sleep. Upon getting up in the morning this padre knew that something had occurred which was not explainable. After months of searching, this padre discovered the aforementioned verse. And life, has never been the same to the glory of his redeemer, Jesus Christ.

From there, Christians move on to this pearl of benevolence, “…. and distribution was made unto every person according to his need, ” Acts 4:35. One thing it would mean in America, is that no person would be without universal health care!!!! Here’s the Christ perspective it should be provided through the church and not the government. And our generosity of providing and caring would be universal!!! Without demanding something in return which has always been the way American foreign aid. It’s the basic teachings from the book of James; whom Jesus called his brother. (Text:Matthew 4:21). Not a blood brother by natural birth but by supernatural birth. With Jesus testifying that James was bonded with him in his cause. James introduces himself as a bondservant of the Lord Jesus Christ. (Text:James 1:1). Here are some truths from James. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this; to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. (Text:James 1:27). If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, depart in peace, be warmed and filled, but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (Texts:James 2:15-16).

Also this very different breed of Christians would be busy preparing the way for His kingdom on earth. Because that was the Christ example, as recorded, “And Jesus went about Galilee, … and preaching the gospel of the kingdom …,” Matthew 4:23. And while nearing the end of his currant advent here, he said, “Verily, I say unto you, there are some standing here, who will not taste death, till they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom,” Matthew 16:28. That day may be upon us, or it might be centuries away. One thing is certain, it will occur in the providence of his judgment. Because Jesus taught us to pray, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” Matthew 6:10. In capsule form, the very essence of Christianity, there to be digested by some first rate minds. Not easy stuff to master but learnable, then understandable and doable.

The doable will become more challenging because America is becoming more secular and unchristian; with churches becoming more apostate. Therefore the bondservants of Jesus will become more endangered because we must stand with Jesus against both an increasing secularized government and apostate church.

The United Supreme Court helped the process along when it decided not to accept the challenge issued by Justice Kennedy’s recent order that halted same sex marriages in two states. Making the abominable to God the law in thirty three states. To a godless society same sex unions makes sense because everyone should have the same rights under the law.

However the United States from its birth by divine providence was set apart to be a godly nation. Embraced by the nations forefathers, who testified to this through many symbols of their belief in a nation birthed to honor God Almighty. Like the biblical inscription on our liberty bell which reads. “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants thereof.” Sacred words lifted from Leviticus 25:10.

What caused so many states including the federal government to have laws declaring that marriage was a union between a man and a woman? Was it hate, or submission to the will of divine providence as revealed through out the Bible? Obviously it’s the latter! But today being washed away as polluted garbage.

It’s not by might nor power, but by My Spirit says the LORD of Hosts captured from Zackariah 4:6. Americans became use to the supernatural providence of God working in their favor. Now it’ll work against the nation. With ordinary people feeling the hurt first. As America becomes more troubled its once admired economic palace crumbles. America will experience God allowing His enemies to borrow His might and power to humble America in war. Biblically it’s called chastisement for sinning against the All Mighty. All helped along swirling death of pestilences invading the United States. Making it much easier for ISSI to invade the American homeland. Indeed, a new world order is in the making. One without the United States as the worlds power broker in economics, health and war.

Sweet scents and gala affairs.

The Bible can be seen as a book suspense with accelerated drama. Sometimes requiring very little use of ones imagination to capture the moment. Take for example, the betrayal by Judas Iscariot of Jesus Christ with his kiss of deception. And how it played out for Judas, his associates, the government, and religious institutions of his day and ours. With the citizenry equally caught up in the drama on the streets and packing the court room. Discovering a familiar face trying to be unnoticed sneaking out of court. But caught, and humiliated as he did his best to deny any association with Jesus, not once but three times. And then, we have the central figure of all this attention and controversy, Jesus Christ. Whose tenure here changed the world forever, with millions drawn to him through the ages, but with millions more shoving him away. Setting the world on fire, with polarizing determination to either make the world in the image of Jesus, or to make sure his image is tarnished as devise and destructive for the well being civilization.

Early in the infancy of the church the suspense continued with Stephen. A person of ordinary presence in his community, who took the polarizing fire of Jesus into the court house. Here is his drama, as recalled by a community physician, named Luke. Considered by many to be the churches first historian. He titled his historical account as, *The Acts,* but it is, *The Acts of the Church.*

Luke introduces Stephen, “as a man full of faith and power, who did great wonders and miracles among the people,” Acts 6:8. His reward, a collection of people, who gathered as false witnesses, accusing him of blasphemous conduct against esteemed Jewish figures, their religion and laws, Acts 6:11-14.

Finding himself hauled before the Sanhedrin, a Jewish council dating back centuries with religious, judicial and legislative authority. There Stephen was ordered to give an account of himself. Standing there before, his judges, who looking upon him with scorn, no doubt, encountered an unusual super natural phenomenon. They saw as it were, a face, but not just any face. Because his face looked like the face of an angel. Luke does not define for us what a face of an angel looks like. So our imaginations have to come into play here as we try to imagine just what these judges saw. Your assumption is as good as mine, but for me, the presences of purity and innocence, measured with strength, confidences and authority.

In Acts chapter seven, Stephen standing with confidence and authority scolds the court with a lesson in history. But the drama really intensifies when Stephen announces, “However, the Most High dwells not in temples made with hands, as the prophet says, ‘Heaven is My throne, and the earth My footstool. What house will you built for Me? says the LORD, or what is the place of My rest? Has My hand not made all these things? You stiff necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears! You do always resist the Holy Spirit; as your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecuted? And they killed those who foretold the coming of the Just One, of whom you now have become the betrayers and murderers, whom have received the law by the direction of angels and have not kept it.'” (Texts:Acts 7:48-52).

When Stephen had finished, the members of the Sanhedrin vented their wrath at him, verse 54. Such reaction, is the expected behavior when anyone unleashes the history of truth upon the ungodly. And they take it a step further, by placing blame upon the recipients of the witness.

But it did not distract Stephen because he was focused upon a rare occasion, granted by God to just a few through out history. “But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God.” And he said to the members of the Sanhedrin, “Behold! I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.” (Texts:Acts 7:55-56).

And for his witness to the facts of history, and for his faith in Jesus Christ, the government silenced him by murdering him with stones, verse 58. But even while nearing death from being stoned, he prayed, “calling upon God, and saying Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” And severely bruised, and bleeding no doubt, “And he knelt down,” and in serious pain. “And cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this he feel asleep.” verses 59-60.

What good resulted from the murder of Stephen? Just this, Saul, a known prosecutor of the followers of Christ, and considered an evil man, Acts 9:13, a man feared by the disciples, Acts 9:26. and most likely Stephens prosecutor before the court. Who went to the scene of the murder, note verse 58. And we find this account in Acts 22, where Saul himself had an encounter with the *Just One,* and receiving his own commission in the service of Christ, verse 14-15. And making this confession, “And when the blood of thy martyr, Stephen, was shed, I also was standing by, and consented unto his death, and accepted gifts from them, who murdered him,” verse 20. This prosecutor, Saul, Acts 13: 9, now known as Paul, went on to author a number of New Testament books becoming a powerful witness for Christ. So even in death, Stephen lived, and lives today, as an inspiration to all who follow Jesus. And that is the good that resulted from his death.

Visualize, if you can, the intensity, the drama of emotions for everyone involved as this history played out centuries ago and what it means today. If anything. sense the courage of Stephen against the hate and rage of his accusers. The animosity of the members of those making up the court. Led by the Christ hater, Saul a dreadful wicked man. Then drift back to real life conscientiousness. And ask, as we all should, which of the players in this drama best describes me? Are there any Stephen’, reformed Saul’, Martin Luther’ or Dietrich Bonhoeffer’ around?

Today the church has to many docile members. Who are ever to willing serve submissively, serving the interest of state law and secular customs. Which enslaves the Body of Christ, by behavioral choices by his followers. Denying Jesus their allegiances for challenging what is abominable to Him in the ways of laws and customs.

Time moves on, history changes, and with it forced changes in lifestyles. Most Christians live a powder puff existences of sweet scents and gala affairs. But the promise of scriptures is that it will someday change, we just do not know when. Then there shall be one who roams the earth. “And it was given to him to make war against the saints and to over come them; and power was given him over all peoples, tongues and nations,” Revelation 13:7. “And no person will be able to buy or sell, except that they have the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name, which is 666,” Revelation 13:17-18.

But before that happens, may the Holy Spirit sweep the earth finding men and women like Stephen, Paul, Luther or Bonhoeffer. Taking upon themselves the evils of the Judas’, Saul’s, Catholicism, modern day Nazism embodied in Islam. In that era, there will be no sweet scents or gala affairs.

What divides us is our squabbles

As all know, in the Unites States, we have two major political parties. With both parties claiming to represent the needs and interests of Americans. From the perspective of the many, neither is serving the interest of the majority of the people. So how is it, that they remain in office? This is how both parties manage to control everything. Which in many instances, is not supported by the people. To many large and small squabbles that tend to divide the people into insignificant small groups. Each advocating a particular cause. Rarely, resulting in a national consensus, thus missing the substance for necessary change.

In the end two results occur. The first being that the two party system is able to conquer and control the national agenda. Then a national complacency captures the nation. Under such delightful circumstances, Oh! how the two party system loves free speech. When change occurs, just the name of the master changes.

A Traveler hired an Ass to convey him to a distant place. The day being intensely hot and the sun shining in its strength. The Traveler stopped to rest, and sought shelter from the heat under the shadow of the Ass. This afforded only protection for one. The problem was that the Owner accompanied the Traveler. And as the owner of the Ass, he claimed the protection of the shadow cast by his Ass. A heated dispute erupted between them as to which of them had the right to the shadow. The owner maintained that he had rented the Ass only and not his shadow. The Traveler argued that he had with the hire of the Ass; hired his shadow, also.

While the two quarreled, the Ass galloped off.

In quarreling about the shadow, we often lose the substance.

On another day this Traveler hired another Ass. This time he was watching the Ass feeding in the meadow. He became alarmed all of a sudden, when he recognized his enemy. He appealed to the Ass to flee with him lest they both should be captured.

But the animal lazily replied, why should I? Do you think it likely the conqueror will place a second pair of baskets on my back? No replied the Traveler.

Then, said the Ass, as long as I carry the baskets what matters it to me whom I serve. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop)

With a change of parties assuming power in the nations capital, nothing changes for the majority of people beyond the name of their master.

This the nation learned from the last election. With the election of President Obama to a second term history making continued. The nation elected its first black president as a two term president. But that historical occurrence changed nothing for the people, if anything the state of the peoples affairs has worsened. All that really happened for the people is that a new master took control of the White House. Chances are that when the Obama presidency ends, unlike the ass, our burdens will be heavier.

So what’s next one might ask? A peoples mobilization to bring the kind of change that serves the interest, and needs of the people, and not Wall Street. That will take some well organized planning and no doubt severe sacrificial doings. My take lots of noise, but no change for the rest of the Obama presidency. And despite the political rhetoric from the candidates, neither will change for the people occur from the next president. UNLESS

But you see, like the previous discussion the above represents the chatter of yesterday. Today’s concerns reach far beyond the reply of the Ass to the traveler when it asked, “Do you think it likely that the conqueror will place a second pair of baskets on my my back?” “No replied the traveler.”

It’ll make a big difference to to all Americans, should the brought back to life of the ancient Roman Empire, as the United States of Europe. And then led by Germany, accomplished the impossible which is to conquer the United States. Then Americans will be sure to feel the burden of a second pair of baskets. And that second pair of baskets will surely carry the load a different kind of politics for Americans to argue about.

We know from a previous discussion that the heritage of America will be devoured. Go to back to the September calender, then click 17th for a more in depth discussion. It’s titled, “The nothingness of America how it happened.” And as this series continues readers can expect more about these topics because indeed there is going to be a new world order. And this time not to the liking of Americans.