The victor Isam

A Thomas Jefferson tribute to the nations first President. “His integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible that I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man.”

From another world where the office of the presidency is meaningless. Because the president, serves at the pleasure of a collection of religious thugs. Who, worship death more than life. Bound to a religion that has always projected superiority in doctrine and message to that of Christianity. But for centuries, Islam has failed to prove that superiority. In failure their adherents have always turned to violence, as a means of proving the doctrinal superiority of Islam. The Islamic message since its inception, has always, by necessity been one of violence. So, these Islamic moderates turned loose their elected agent to prepare the way for more violence as a means of bringing the world to Islam. On, 16 November 06, the President emeritus of the Islamic Republic of Iran, brought an ancient message into the 21 century. In a speech delivered in Tehran, he described his mission. President emeritus Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his mission was to make a way for the glorious return of Imam Mahdi.

Though Ahmadinejad was retired by the states religious thugs that mantra has survived. It has been picked up by ISSI and made more vibrant. Exciting the citizenry of the Islamic world that finally Islam will conquer the world. Absent all Jews and any others who refuse to convert to Islam. Purpose driven the rest of the world is helpless to stop ISSI. Because the non-Muslim world is purposeless. The more they bomb ISSI and field an unenthusiastic army. It results with recruits joining there ranks from all over the world. Including men and women from the United States.

Who is Imam Mahdi? What is the significance, if any, of the Islamic worlds preparation for his return?

Muslim Shiite and Sunni eschatology (doctrine of future things) holds that the Mahdi (guided one) will return, and change the world into a perfect Islamic society. This perfect Islamic society will last for seven years. Then Imam Mahdi, will bring about the final judgment ending the world.

They believe conditions must be right for Imam Mahdi’s return. Those conditions will present themselves through certain signs They now believe conditions are right because the signs are distinguishable.

One of those distinguishable signs is the presents of the United States in the region. Imposing its evil ways upon the Muslim world. Declaring itself to be the perfect providers for the salvation of the Muslim world. A concept hated by the Muslim world. Now they see a force in ISSI to rid Islamic lands of any such presences.

The one obstacle of concern is Iran. Iran is a Shiite nation with their own end time theology which doesn’t include the Sunni sect of Islam advocated by ISSI. The Islamic Republic of Iran, has always urged Iranians to prepare themselves for the return of Imam Mahdi. Two things must be accomplished. Iran must be turned into a great, strong, and advanced Islamic society. Then, they must abhor the corruption, greed, and complete excesses of the Christian world. In particular, those of the United States, the great whore of excesses and corruption.

In preparation for Imam Mahdi return the Islamic Republic of Iran sees himself involved in a “historic war.” This war has been between Islam, Judaism and Christianity. It dates back centuries. Sometimes Islam won great victories and other times Christianity would triumph. The problem is that Islam has been mostly subdued. The last battle field to fall to the Christians was the creation of the Zionist state on sacred Islamic lands.

The Iranian regime believes that the continuing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Must wipe that disgraceful blot Israel, from the face of Islamic world.

It is imperative to the Islamic Republic of Iran. That the Muslim holy lands be taken back. Then made pure by the people of the book (Qur’an). So that they can welcome Imam Mahdi (guided one) free of any idolatrous filth.

The world community can expect expanded conflicts through out the Middle East during the years to come. Sanctions will not work. Neither will regional negotiations between the parties. Purpose can not be denied, and the Iranians have purpose. And Iran will be nuclear armed to defend itself against ISSI and the United States.

The United States will not be a threat because of its multiple idolatries. The Unites States will learn that the God who raises up nation states is the same God who removes them. The United States already is all huff with no puff. Because the United States lacks spiritual wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Therefore unable to grasp God’s revealings of the deep and secret. (cp Daniel 2:21-22a). Gifts owned by the nations forefathers like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

The United States may rest on its hunches for a while longer hoping that sanctions, and negotiations will reign in religious zealotry. But Israel will not, any move by the Iranians to remove what they consider a disgraceful blot from Muslim holy lands. Will result in the disgraceful blot of Muslims from God’s holy lands by the Israelis.

Brave new world

By now most of the world understands that the United States decision to invade Iraq was based on two factors. It was the design, and purpose of the American government to capture the rich Iraqi oil fields. Along with the establishment of military bases in Iraq. This would facilitate attacks on other nations in the region who failed to capitulate themselves to the American doctrine of “Manifest Destiny.” Meaning that the United States has an obligation under God to dominate the world community. Such a doctrine is an integral part of the American psyche without most Americans being aware of their psychological conditioning by their government through public education.

The world community understands that the United States is a very dangerous imperialistic empire. Taking what it wants, whenever it wants it, and without regard to international law. There is an exception to American take and grab doctrine. That exception exists if the nation is a nuclear power. It makes it difficult to attack nations like Russia or China. They are safe from America’s sense of “manifest destiny;” to a certain extent! Then United States must use diplomatic means to resolve disputes and not bombs. It has another benefit; it spares the senseless loss of life of the Russian and Chinese people. Fortunately, for many parents, husbands, and wives, it also spares the lives of many American military personnel.

Now that the Iranians have missiles that are not detectable by radar. Missiles that are capable of traveling about 1200 miles. With such fire power they claim the ability defend itself from aggressive military attacks by the United States from anywhere in the Persian Gulf region. Indeed it is a brave new world.

The United States has reacted with alarm. With good reason because if Iran can use military strength as means of deterring United States aggression that would be good for the world community. Iran is important to the United States because of its vast oil and natural gas resources. In addition, Iran is in a position to control the Caspian Sea to the North and the Persian Gulf to the South which are major shipping lanes for the transportation of oil.

A militarily strong Iran would deter the United States from attacking. This country has already served notice that it reserves the right to exercise preemptive strikes upon Iran in defense of its interests. American interest center around Iranian natural resources and strategic sea lanes. It’s all apart of America’s self portrait of “manifest destiny.”

Church people need to educate themselves about “manifest destiny” and its geopolitical implications. What most do not know, and it is what hurts America. God specifically ordained the United States to “manifest its destiny,” But God expected our “manifest destiny” to be geospiritual, and not geopolitical. And that’s the contrast, that should be learned.

Black Friday

Ever thought about the origin of Black Friday. Some say the term originated in Philadelphia because of poorly behaved pedestrian and vehicle traffic. As everyone rushed to start their Christmas shopping. Others say the expression was coined because the day after Thanksgiving lunched the business communities journey into the black journals of profits. After being stuck in the red, for most of the year.

Black Friday, is indeed a journey into the black but from a different perspective. Black as not being able to see that the rush to commercialism and consumerism has misplaced what the season is about.

God in his divine providence has seen such scenarios play out on the world scene from many different perspectives over the centuries. For modern America here is how God summed up such folly. Why do the heathen rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and rulers take counsel against the Lord, and against his anointed. Saying, let us break their bonds in pieces, and cast away their cords from us. (Texts:Psalms 2:1-3).

Make no mistake the kings of commercialism have taken counsel against our Lord. And for profits, they will do anything to destroy any awareness that the season should be a time of remembrance of a King born into a world for the forgiveness of sin. And that the people should reflect upon that journey with vigilance. Making things right between themselves, and Jesus, and their neighbors. For the sake of the King of Kings, who said, “But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteous; and all these things shall added unto you.” (Text:Mathew 6:33).

It has been said, he who laughs first doesn’t get the last laugh. And so it is because, “He that sets in the heavens shall laugh. The LORD shall have them in derision. Then he shall speak to them in his wrath, and distress them in his deep displeasure.” (Texts:Psalms 2:4-5). Anything, and everything that breaks asunder the cords that bonds the people to their creator will be distressed. Including the people, who participate in such follies. Look at your America! Because it’s just a faint shadow of what it once was, and that shadow will get longer and darker.

For the faithful in Christ, this is what merry making should be about. Because God said it, “Yet I have set my king on my holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree, the LORD has said unto me, You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, I shall you give you the nations for your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron; you shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” (Texts:Psalms 2:6-9). Not to fast, slowly absorb prophecy fulfilled and prophecy waiting. And ponder, will America be dashed in pieces like a potter’s vessel? The answer is forthcoming in another discussion.

Our God is merciful, and with every breath of harshness comes a plea. “Now therefore, be wise, O you kings; be instructed you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son lest he be angry, and you perish in the way. When his wrath is kindled, but a little. Blessed are those that put their trust in him.” (Texts:Psalms 2:10-12).

In the end, it’s all about choice, whether it’s about commercialism and consumerism and the many other follies designed to destroy the purpose and intention of divine providence.

Obviously, there is nothing inherently wrong with commercialism and consumerism because they are gifts from from God. They become problematic, when selling and buying becomes the means for existence. Denying God his due reverence, as the maker of all avenues for successful selling and buying.

Perhaps another look, with a long reflection upon Matthew 6:33, might be helpful. Allowing God’s spirit, to help, to do, what God yearns to do. Which is to guide the seeker to learn, what needs to be learned. Because seeking the kingdom of God, and his righteousness is a complex walk. And, one is not likely to come upon it by accident.

Remembering Plymouth Rock

It didn’t take long for the colonist of Plymouth Rock, despite many obstacles to remember the source of their survival and success. So in less than a year, they observed their first thanksgiving. Setting aside the day for festivities of prayer, and celebration of the best of company and foods. Some have suggest that the festivities lasted three days. Knowing that family and friends with abundance of food was no accident. Gifts indeed from the Almighty.

Girded in their souls, no doubt was the inspirational message that helped another group of Pilgrims cross the Atlantic. Because misery had set in, and some wanted to return to Europe. They heard a sermon delivered by John Winthrop urging them on because they were destined to forge a nation that would be a City on a Hill, a reference to Matthew 5:14. And whose sermon was the spiritual inauguration of America. As the City on a Hill became an American icon held sacred for decades by Americans, but not anymore by most. And America is beginning to experience life without sanctification in and through Christ. America, a City on a Hill, a divinely instituted mantra for the nation. It’s the cornerstone for American individual prosperity which allowed for national freedom, prosperity and military might. Now the majority, led by the federal government are crushing that cornerstone and America is crumbling.

During the Revolutionary War, President George Washington called the nation together to observe eight special days for victories gained, when defeat was knocking. Then the President on, 26 November 1789 issued his proclamation for a day of thanks.

And today, in America, every time a Muslim is arrested. The President must be made to call the nation to prayer. Encouraging the Americans to acknowledge victory over another Muslim jihadist. In your midst, every Muslim is a warrior engaged in a war to destroy Christianity. In America there is no such thing as A Muslim American. No matter what a piece of paper indicates. Because America was destined to be a Jewish Christian country, which is different from a Jewish Christian state. Which is, documented through our Bible.
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a national day of thanksgiving. Which in part said, “a day of Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father.”

America must be returned to proudly announcing our mantra, “You are the light of the world. A City that is set on a Hill cannot be Hidden,” Matthew 5:14.

The battle will not be easy because America has become a nation that will not “frame” their doings God’s way. Which has resulted, in a cancerous condition of not knowing the LORD. (Cf Hosea 5:4).

While we are few and becoming fewer numbers and odds are no match for our risen Lord Jesus Christ. Because we have this among many inspirational promises. “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 favor to men of skill; but time and chance happened to them all,” Ecclesiastes 9:11. Time a chance is ours because they that would touch us, will touch the “apple of his eye,”‘ Zechariah 2:8.

Let this be on your lips from your heart for every moment God gives you breath to breathe. “Oh, give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good; for his mercy endures forever,” Psalms 107:1

Tomorrow:”America on the crossroad to extinction” Through a series of postings, you’ll see how Germany will emerge to threaten the world, again. We’ll see Germany, as the leader of the revived Roman Empire. Wondering how she will deal with Islam which has it own designs for world dominance. Maybe they’ll join ranks and defeat a common enemy, Israel and the United States.

Islam on female inferiority.

This discussion resulted from an undercover documentary made by a British TV station, channel 4. Demonstrating a devastating degree of hate and bigotry. The film producers canvased a number of different mosque in order to produce their documentary. Some of mosque were suppose to be centers of moderate Islam. But the film makers, found the same hate and bigotry in all of them.

British TV station, channel 4, provided material that came from a video that the producers purchased at a book store at the largest mosque in London, the Regents Park mosque. Another topic that the video exposed was the inferiority of women associated with Islam.

The featured preacher for that video was the Saudi trained cleric, Sheikh Faiz. The same Sheikh who calls non Muslims “infidels,” and “filth.” Jews who are called pigs and can be killed. Those pigs, who remain will be killed, when the end of the world comes, said the Sheikh. Condoning violence against girls who refuse to wear the hijab. A head scarf worn by Muslim women, sometimes including a veil that covers the face except the eyes.

From this writers research and study of Islam, it has been determined that Islam is indeed a religion of hate and bigotry. Two suggestions seem prudent, before this posting discusses, more horrors documented by the channel 4’s, documentary producers.

First, this writer abhors persuasion as a means of convincing view points. It is the intent and purpose of these discussions. That readers will be stimulated to do their own research, and arrive at their conclusions based on all evidence discovered. That is the only way convictions can mean anything. Because research, and analytical thinking separates one from prejudicial thinking and bias.

At one time this padre participated in inner faith gatherings to encourage acceptance of religious perspectives differing from this padre’. Especially as it related to better understanding and cooperation between Muslims and Christians. Then as result of study, research, and analytical thinking. It was discovered such a relationships were impossible, Because Islam is a religion of discrimination, violence, hate, and extreme bigotry.

Now more from the documentary video and other purchased videos. With transcript provided by journalist, Yaakow Lappin.

According to one of the speakers at the Birmingham mosque, who said, “Allah has created the woman deficient.” “Her intellect is incomplete, deficient. She may be suffering from hormones that will make her emotional. It takes two witnesses of a woman to equal one witness of the man.”

A purchased video from another mosque showed a preacher saying, “Men are in charge of women. Wherever he goes she should follow him. She should not be allowed to leave the house without his permission.”

It should be remembered that Islam is a religion about global dominance. Not just for traditional Islamic countries. But for Great Britain, the United States, and the many countries where readers read these postings.

So to learn more about the dangers of Islam. Take a journey to snagfilms.com and using the search tab find,”What the West needs to know.”

How falsehoods are made truth like

Many people seem to sense that at times something very mysterious has occurred. Unable to express those feelings without fear of being perceived as a little strange. So silence seems to be the best way to stay in the grove of the normal. However, that mysteriousness often expresses itself through the endeavors of people just like you and me. Sometimes for good and at other times for evil.

So lets look at the good first. Because it, like evil manifests itself through the realm of the supernatural. Because every human being is a supernatural being. Here is the science for that statement. And the Lord God formed man out of the dust of the ground resulting in an outward form, just like the form we all see in a mirror in the morning, as we make ourselves fit to greet the world. But the first man, Adam was still dust. Until God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (cp Genesis 2:7). And in Adam, was the life force of God.

We all know birthing is different today because Adam and Eve disobeyed God. So the supernatural mysteriousness of life took upon itself this manifestation. Unto the woman he said, “I will greatly multiple your sorrow and your conception; in sorrow you shall bring forth children,” Genesis 3:16. Sometime between conception and birth, God breathes his breath into that child’s nostrils. And that child becomes a living soul. And that is our connection with the supernatural. That makes us aware of the mysteriousness of what we can’t express but often sense.

Evil has no creative ability but nonetheless it is able to transform the goodness of God into being evil. Here is one example, “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might  betray him unto them,” Luke 22:3-4. Like the good which is of God human reasoning has no explanation for such evil occurrences then or today. Mysteriously to human awareness or explanation was put this way by Paul. “And no marvel; for Satan himself (the darkest of evil) is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore’ it is no great thing, if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works, 2 Corinthians 11:14-15.

The angel of light, Satan, can be accused of many things. But lack of shrewdness is not one of them. During Muhammad’s ‘night journey,’ his deceiving creator of illusions, a demonic force convinced him that he was in the presences of God. While there God instructed Muhammad  that Muslims must offer 50 prayers to God everyday. But Muhammad met Moses, who told him that 50 prayers was to many. So there was a back and forth exchange between God and Muhammad. With Moses acting as an intermediary between Muhammad and God. With the number prayers being reduced to five. Muslims today accept that exchange between Muhammad and God, along with the intermediary role that Moses played as being sacred. Muslims today pray five times every day at very specific times. Starting before sunrise, and ending just before going to bed.

Prior to that Muhammad had another illusional demonic experience. Thinking that Gabriel voiced these instructions, “You are the messenger of God.” Still another voice echoing, “ilahia illa Liah!” Meaning there is no god but Allah.” With still another voice from heaven saying, “You are the appointed one.”

Make no mistake Muslims hold Muhammad’s supernatural experienced as being sacred. If he had them all, they must be accepted within the Pauline teachings of 2 Corinthians 11:14-15. And then, put into the perspective of Luke 22:3-4. And then to be understood that people can be overcome by the transformational power of the angel of light.

It’s from their perceived sacredness of Muhammad’s experiences. That Muslims accept as their sacred duty to bring the world community to accepting Muhammad’s revelations to them. Which is, one world under Islam. Because the world is made up of infidels, force is always necessary. Therefore, the violence used by Muslims comes as a religious duty to save the world through military conquests for Allah and Muhammad.

And the angel of light is invigorated because he is fulfilling an angelic prophecy. “Therefore rejoice, you heavens, and you who dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath because he knows he has but a short time,” Revelation 12:12.

There are over 50 countries were Christianity is outlawed. Understand that is the ultimate goal of the Islamic world to add the United States to that growing list. Therefore, the church better wake up, and make sure it doesn’t occur in America. It’ll require courage and boldness because the church will have to do what the government refuses to do. Even though their own mode of governance is at risk. So the solution, get tough, and save the church and in the process our pathetic government. Challenges, and solutions are waiting for your beckoning. But there is little hope that there will a response.

Need more info? Go to snagfilms.com, and use the search tab and find, “What the West needs to know. There discover the history of Islam. Then maybe there will be a response.

A false man’s imperfect journey

Now for a discussion on how evil works. A demonic force entered into Muhammad of the lineage of Ishmael, the father of Islam. It captured him with such majestic spin that he thought that his experiences were of God.

But from the previous posting, it was taught, and shown that is how evil successfully works to manifest itself. Bring upon unsuspecting people great horror and bondage. This evil of Islam is upon the world stage big time today. And to the shame of the church, it’s here in America. In that Americans are known for killing evil, it’s time to repeat our history. And thus, save the church and nation! Then the next priority of the church will be to return the government to a Christ centered and honoring form of governance.

As Muhammad was overcome by this demonic force, it is so captivated him that an illusional transportation occurred. Which he called, “Night of Ascent,” causing him to imagine that he was being transported through the heavens. And eventually, ending in the very presence of God. So as not to reiterate, why this couldn’t have happened. Please refer to the previous discussion and watch the film.

Muhammad falsely assumed that Gabriel provided him with a white mule with wings attached to his thighs. Traveling through the heavens, he discovered a mosque. Muhammad accepted this occurrence to be a visionary experience to what would become to the Jews the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. However, to Muslims it’s referred to as the Dome of the Rock. With Muslims believing that was exact place from where Muhammad made his ‘night ascent.’ Therefore, Muslims will never recognize Jerusalem as the legitimate capital of Jerusalem. The Temple Mount is sacred to the Jews and Christians for numerous reason. Citing it as the place where God created Adam from dust. And the exact place, where Abraham was willing to sacrifice Isaac to God, as an act of faith. And where Jesus will someday govern the world. Satan is a clever fellow, knowing exactly how to make certain, as to how to create mayhem and havoc through the human experience.

While on this ‘night of ascent,’ he met Moses and Jesus. Then finally reaching seventh realm of the heavens, he met Abraham, the father of many nations, including the United States. We Christians know Abraham as the father of western civilization. Furthermore, Muhammad couldn’t have met Moses or Abraham, or any other of God’s prophets. Because they were in their graves to this day waiting, for the first resurrection to occur. (cp Revelation 20:4-5). Further substantiating Muhammad’ illusional ‘night of ascent.’

As time progressed the city of Yahrib was controlled by the Jews. Muhammad engaged the Jewish Armies in battle. He defeated them and renamed the city of Yahrib. Referring to the city, as Medina, which is translated to mean the ‘city of the prophet.’ And there, Muhammad is credited with building the worlds first mosque. Muhammad extended his war making by conquering other land masses  in ancient Arabia until his death.

The warring determination to conquer, and extend Islam’ influence into the lives of everyone continued after his death. Not just into individual lives but also into the affairs of state. With the end result being that the secular state will become nonexistent. With that being the case the United States can not and is not exempt because Muhammad said so. And Muslims will work to that end because they consider Muhammad to have been the perfect man on earth. And this is what Muhammad said, “I was ordered to fight all men until they say, ‘There is no god but Allah,'” Muhammad’s farewell address, March 632.

Followed 500 centuries later by this proclamation, “I will cross this sea to their islands to pursue them until there remains no one on the face of the earth, who does not acknowledge Allah,” Saladin, January 1189.

Then almost 800 years later and reaching the twentieth century. Iran’s, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979 said, “We will export our revolution through out the world. Until the calls come there is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah’ are echoed all over the world.”

Then early in the twenty first century, Osama bin Laden, echoed this, “I was ordered to fight the people until they say there is no god but Allah, and his prophet Muhammad, November 2001.

Sweet music to every Muslim is to hear, it can’t be done. It makes the job of destroying everything Jewish and Christian that much easier. Why Jewish and Christian because Muslim’ know that only the Jews and Christians stand in their way of world dominion. Because nation states are easy pickings because they can be brought to their knees through terror attacks which foster compromise. Until the Jewish and Christian influence is nullified. Then it’s just a matter of time and one nation state after another will have a new master. God help us all, if it should ever occur in America. Then Americans will experience what the evil of tyranny feels like.

Next:How falsehoods are made truth like.

A must view the history of Islam. “What the West needs to know,” found at snagfilms.com. Use the search tab to find the film.

Intro Cross v Crescent

Sometime around the year 619 one of histories most notorious military strategist, announced that he had made a most unusual journey. Which impacted, and changed his world. And that change continues to this day which is to annihilate Jews, and Christians, and their infidel countries.

But before narrating his journey, the following needs to be understood. Because this culprit of evil involved one of God’s angels in his historic escape. Which couldn’t have occurred because God’s angel Gabriel wouldn’t have been permitted to communicate anything contrary to what’s written in our Bible. And while our scriptures identifying this culprit of evil, they are in the form of ‘be aware.’ In Genesis, we are told that he is a wild man. And because of his wildness, he is against everyone, and with everyone is against him. (cp Genesis 16:12).The apostle Paul, asked, and then told the churches in Galatia what should be done. Serving up the following exhortation. “Nevertheless what saith the scriptures? Cast out the bondwoman, and her son; for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman,” Galatians 4:30.

Then what did happen that was such a personal and world changing event? If he had such a trip, it was at the bequest of a fallen angel. Who took him on a illusional journey. To a place anywhere, but to the throne of God. Supported by our scriptures, with the following being recorded. “No man has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared him,” John 1:18. “No one has ascended up to heaven, but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven,” John 3:13.

In human affairs, what role does the supernatural play? The role of being an angel of light. “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore; it is no great thing thing if his ministers also be transformed as ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works,” 1 Corinthians 11:14. This is how their evil is accomplished. “Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being one of the twelve,” Luke 22:3. With this end result for individuals and the at large human population. “Be sober,be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about seeing whom he may devour,” 1 Peter 5:8.

Powerful stuff because no mortal being is immune to such evil of deception. So be cautious, and make sure that what is presented as ‘truth,’ is grounded and fully supported by the word of God.

The purpose is a follows, “All scriptures is give by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for instruction in righteousness, that the people of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work,” 2 Timothy 3:16-17. And for this very purpose, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free,” John 8:32.

And for the purpose of this discussion, people should know that the profitable doctrine that Islam is not of God. And with such knowledge they should not be tricked by Satan and held in bondage, but rather that by knowing the truth they might be set free.

The truth is learned many ways. One such way is through films. Take a journey to http://snagfilms.com. And through the search tab find, “What the West needs to know.” It’s the documented history of Islam. Its been very controversial. Condemned by Muslims and angering President Obama. That should tell you whose side Obama is on. Obama is neither a friend of Israel nor Christian America.

Hopefully, what you learn from these discussions and that movie. The people of God will shun their government, and rise up to destroy Satan’s friends and enemies of Jesus Christ. The Islamic community; wherever, Muslims are found throughout God’s America. Because if we don’t, they’ll rise up and destroy us. Therefore, always looking for people who are willing to apply the Bonhoeffer principles of that last several postings. It starts with instructions on how to act violently in a nonviolent manner. This padre can be found through the *contact us* tab associated with navigation link.

Next:A false man’s imperfect journey.

Bad boys stick together

Recently, this writer has commented upon the underground work of the United Kingdoms TV channel 4. They did this by infiltrating the largest mosque in London, the Regents Park Mosque. A huge humongous structure, a city within a city with as many as 50,000 people associated with that mosque. We learned from journalist, Yaakow Lappin who provided a transcript of the video. Declaring that one of their goals was to form small cells within community mosques. With the goal of creating a government within a government, until strong enough to establish an Islamic government.

Part of their war plan to over throw the British government is the use of a slick propaganda machine. Which condemns terror attacks while at the same time, functioning as a terrorist organization. Which can be said with certainty because that is what Muhammad the messenger of Allah demanded. This slick propaganda machine likes to make the connection between Christianity and Islam. Hoping to persuade Christians to mellow their hostility toward Muslims.

In fact there is a relationship through Abraham where we Christians trace our ancestry from Abraham through David to Christ. With Jesus Christ being declared as the the worlds Savior. The only source whereby people alienated from God by our sinful natures can be reconciled to God. For it is recorded, “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved,” Acts 4:12.

This is the desperate connection Muslim’s use to connect Christianity and Islam together. Abraham’s wife had a house maid, Hagar, whom Abraham slept with. And as a result of that relationship, she became pregnant. Giving birth to a son, whom she was directed to call, Ishmael. Muslim’s trace their ancestry through Ishmael. His genealogy can be traced through Genesis 25:12-18 or 1 Chronicles 1:29-33. And this writer suspects that from that genealogy emerges characters like the Prophet Muhammad, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini and Saudi Arabia’s Osama bin Laden. With Saudi Arabia recognized as a valued United States ally. Seems to this American citizen that America could do without such an ally. But that will never happen because the United States is addicted to Saudi black gold, its oil. You see what gold buys, loyalty no matter what the price to non Muslim Americans. In reality, the Muslim world controls enough of the worlds oil fields to completely incapacitate American commerce. Ruining America’s financial system for ever. Which is most likely, why the United States tough talk amounts to so very little. While costing so many Americans the loss of their lives while leaving families wondering, what cause did they die for?

American presidents will be indicted and judged for their sins against God’s, by God himself. In the hereafter; and yes, in the here and now, if you stop and take notice. And we the people shall also reap the consequences of their behaviors. Because the church did not rise up, and return their presidential servants to the footsteps of our God. (cp Psalms 85:13). Because their behaviors were and are treasonous to the constitutional values of God’s America. You don’t sleep with politicians, who commit spiritual fornication and adultery against the great God of Israel and America. No not in America or with foreign governments.

Before this padre cites the scriptures, the following needs to be understood. When the prophet Hosea talks about the children of Israel. He’s also talking about America. Because Israel, is the father of the United States. Hear the word of the Lord, you children of Israel. For the Lord has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy nor knowledge of God in the land. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out and blood touches blood. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and the fowls of heaven; yes the fishes of the sea shall be taken away. (cp Hosea 4:1-3). It is a certainty that the aforementioned will occur. Leaving only one question to answered. How severe will God’s judgments be, beyond what is occurring now? Of course, this padre, answered that question with a series of postings.

The God of Abraham, who indicted the father of Islam, Ishmael, as the son of the flesh. Who had, and has nothing to offer the world but mayhem and destruction. (cp Genesis 16:12). Yet American politicians cozy up to God’s enemies at home and abroad. The Apostle Paul, said, “Cast them out.” (cp Galatians 4: 30). The government will not “cast them out” because bad boys stick together and that is an American political legacy. With the bad boys insisting that Muslim people, and their nations are the friends of non Muslim people and their nations. And that it is just a few radicalized extremists, who are the problem.

Well, our Holy Bible, the irrefutable word form God tells a different story. For starters, here are two irrefutable facts about these descendants from Ishmael. Two irrefutable facts haunting the world community wherever a Muslim can be found. First, the angel of the LORD came unto her, the house maid in Abraham’s home, Hagar. I will multiply your seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered by the multitude of your descendants, Genesis 16:10. Muslims brag, saying that if they can not overtake the world by force, the they shall do so by their sheer numbers. The other irrefutable fact is that Muslims can not live peacefully among each other. Most notably in places like Afghanistan, Egypt Iraq, Iran Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria and through out Africa. The only places where they live together peaceably is in countries where they are controlled by non Muslim countries. And then it is a struggle because they turn their violence against those countries. Notably countries like Norway, Italy, France, Great Britain and the United States to name a few. They are to be pitied while at the same time feared. Because Muslims can not be anything else, other than what their genetic code has predestined them to be, a “wild” people. For again, the angel of the LORD, said to the mother of Ishmael, “And he shall be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presences of all his brethren. (cp.Genesis 16:12).

There is a certain amount mystery and fascination over angelic intervention into the affairs of humanity. Why this occurs is a mystery known only to God. Sometimes angelic intervention has had a positive impact upon us. Like an angel appearing to Joesph putting his mind at ease over Mary’s pregnancy. Announcing to Joesph that Mary would give birth to a son to be named Jesus, who would save his people from their sins. (cp Matthew 1:21-22). Then there was the angelic appearance to Hagar. Informing her that she was pregnant and that she was to name the child Ishmael. A boy who would grow up to be a wild man. In whom Muslims trace their ancestry. Whose legacy would be a violent one, among their kindred and their non Muslim neighbors. Who in self defense, would have to respond to their wild terrorism. (cp Genesis 16:11-12). Quite a contrast between an angelic announcement of a Savior to deliver the world from it misery. And, another angelic announcement to deliver the world into the hands of misery, your Muslim neighbors. One of peace and good will. The other of denigration and misery!

And so another question, can the church rise up and execute the Pauline directive, “Cast them out?”  Because Islam can’t be heir to Isaac because continuing his lineage brought the world their redeemer, Jesus Christ. (cp Galatians 4:30).

Learn more about the evils of Islam. Journey to snagfilms.com and search for, “What the West needs to know.”

Why freedom is not free

The world is plagued with a great evil. Greater than Nazism because it has endured rejection and defeat. Only to reemerge to menace the world again and again. Just who, is this global menace, none other then the illegitimate son of Abraham. The son of lust and of the flesh. Whom the angel told his mother Hagar, to name Ishmael, and who became the father of Islam.

Later an aging Abram and Sarai, whom we know as Abraham and Sara had a son. The son of God’s promise to Abraham, whom we know as Isaac. Isaac the son of promise, from whose lineage came King David, who reigned from Jerusalem. And the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, who shall rule someday from Jerusalem. And in between came Jacob, from whose lineage came Ephraim and Manasseh. With little brother Ephraim becoming the seed that became Great Britain and her Common wealth of nations. And from Great Britain, moved Manasseh from whose seed came the eventual birth of the United States.

From that context of global events came the terror that is menacing the world today. Because Ishmael felt shunned by God’s rejection of him, as not being the son of promise. And it’s the determined goal of Islam to annihilate  Jews and Christians, so as claim legitimacy, as the son of promise. When you hear a Muslim say that there is no god but Allah and his prophet, Muhammad.That’s how to interpret that expression.

Because human life is so short, many think that Islam is modern day evil. But its not because the apostle Paul had to deal with Ishmaelites. And he told the churches in Galatia, the center of what was known as Asia Minor. Land of the troublesome Ismaelites, who would have to wait a few more centuries for the birth of Muhammad. Who would transform, Islam from being a regional menace to an eventual international menace. So Paul got a five century jump on pure evil. By instructing them on why and how, they must eliminate Ishmael the son of the flesh. Saying, “We, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then, he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now. Nevertheless, what saith the scriptures? Cast out bondwoman and her son. For the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So then, brethren, we are not the children of the bondwoman, but of the free,” Galatians 4:28-31.

We are not told by what means the churches in Galatia were able to cast out the bondwoman Hagar and her son Ishmael. Was it done by peaceful forbearance or by determined violence. Because Muhammad inherited his genealogical traits from Ishmael. Which happens, to be of a disturbingly violent descending family tree. Because, God had Moses write the following about Islam. “And he (Ishmael v.11) will be a wild man, and his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren,” Genesis 16:12.

In that Paul told us that Ishmael, who was born of the flesh and persecuted him (Isaac whose lineage gave us Jesus Christ) that was born of Spirit, even so it is now. So in Paul’s time, as it is in ours. He that was born of the flesh continues to persecute him that was born of the Spirit. The church of Jesus Christ.

So there is no reason to think that that churches at Galatia peacefully uprooted this emerging evil of Islam. And now that this Islamic evil has had centuries to mature, as the world’s foremost evil. There is absolutely no reason that peaceful co-existence is possible. So like Paul, our modern day Paul’s must cast out these children of the flesh. Or they will cast us out, in hope of becoming the children of promise.

Next: Cross v Crescent, how an illusional journey empowered Islam.

Highly recommended history of Islam: at http://snagfilms.com-use search tab-“What the West needs to know”

A substitute for might makes right

A British TV crew went underground, and visited a number of British mosques. This is some of what they found. Muslim clerics preaching hate for “unbelievers” particularly Jews and Christians. Creating a nation within a nation until they are strong enough to take over the country. Utilizing slick propaganda machines to deceive the public.

Islam is a religion of absurdity. And representing a serious threat to western culture, and values.

This British TV crew from channel 4, with the transcript provided by journalist, Yaakow Lappin, who reported that they found Islamic justification of marriages between prepubescent girls and adult men. Meaning such men could take young girls as wives before sexual maturation occurred. In Muslim countries, where this is acceptable, it occurs because they have no higher authority upon which to base their legal system. Therefore, their laws focus around self gratification. Where the dominate male might makes right, irregardless of the harm.

While we in the Christian world have a higher authority to look to for the development of our legal system. And that system is based upon what, we call our Judea Christian heritage which infiltrated our American jurisprudence. Handed down to Moses for the Jews to live by, and passed on to Christendom by Jesus Christ. With Christendom mixing the two to give us our heritage. Designed to honor the God of the Old Testament, who is also the God of the New Testament. But is slowly, but surely being removed by our judicial system. Which is dangerous, because, all humans have a tendency to govern by might makes right. Even with a God recognized system of laws. The United States legal system has been riddled with errors. Errors in how the nation treated indigenous Americans, whom they called savages. Minorities whom where once thought to be the property of others and 3/5 human. Woman who were recognized as the property of their husband, and at one time, had no standing in the nations courts. But erased by a legal system that looked to God for guidance, over might makes right.

Still the struggle continues for a livable wage in the work place. Justice! To revamp an unfair tax system. Universal health care and a retirement system for all Americans, just like the one enjoyed by the United States Congress. And the list could go on and on.

The greater, the distance from God that America travels; then, unfairness will be her substitute. Because it’ll be based upon might makes right. And not, suffer the children to come unto me. Because it’s put this way, and they brought little children unto him, that he should touch them. And his disciples (power makes right) rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not. For, such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the  kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein,” Mark 10:13-15. It’s about caring, sharing and protecting. It’s the Christ way in all aspects of governance. Made so by, “we the people,” the little children, who belong to Jesus.

With the point being two fold. First America, has made substantial progress in correcting its sinful past, but clearly with a substantial distance to travel for a more perfect union. Nevertheless, despite the nations sins, America’s legal system never allowed adult men to marry girls who were and are in every sense of the word children. Only because of a legal jurisprudence rooted deep in the word of God, our Bible. Where it is recorded, in four of our Ten Commandments. Exodus 20:14, demands the absences of adultery. For Muslim men to take unto the themselves young girls as wives, is to commit the act of adultery. Because such girls are the godly gifts of their parents bonded to them until sexual maturation occurs or adulthood. To violate that bond is an act of fornication against the child and an act of adultery against the mother. It is the act of stealing of a young child from her parents, who is unable to grasp all the social ramifications, verse 15. It also represents the bearing of a false witness against the parents, verse 16. Verse 17, declares such behavior as the coveting of a neighbors household. Carried over into the New Testament, and recorded, “Mortify, therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affections, evil desire. and covetousness which is adultery. For which things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience,” Colossians 3:5-6. While the apostle Paul, was correcting illicit behavior of Christians. It’s our duty to uphold such prohibitions against Christians and non Christians alike. All people, Muslim or otherwise, are governed by those laws. Because, “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no name under heaven given among men, whereby they can be saved, “Acts 4:12. It is the bases for surrendering the doctrine of might makes right.

As most readers know, this padre abhors persuasion as a means of convincing view points. It is the intent, and purpose of these discussions. That readers will be stimulated to do their own research, and arrive at their own conclusions based on the evidence discovered. That is the only way ‘convictions’ can mean anything. Because research, and analytical thinking separates one from prejudicial and bias conclusions.

Propaganda as sinister as Nazism

Here is a portrait of the British experience with Islam sketched by a British TV station a couple years ago. The inference being that the same painting will find its way dotted across the American landscape.

On a Sunday, British TV station, channel 4 broad casting for its viewers a documentary they made undercover. The documentary, “Dispatches:Undercover Mosque.” (Transcript source: journalist, Yaakow Lappin)

This is headed for a FBI finding. Islamic troops being recruited from foreign embassy’s in the United States, typically called mosques. The difference between my analogy, and the governments, is the following. The government laces it rhetoric with political correctness. Meaning the government does not want to offend the Muslim community. While my rhetoric is absent any notion of political correctness. Meaning it is about time to offend the Muslim community.

The TV station uncovered hate filled speeches and rhetoric delivered in a number of British marques. This hate speech was directed against ‘unbelievers,’ particularly Jews, and Christians. These mosques targeted ‘gays’ as an entity in itself that deserved special brutality. These devout followers of Allah, and his prophet Muhammad. Also provided justification for marriages, between prepubescent girls and adult men.

Some of the mosques targeted by the producers of the documentary were considered centers for moderate Islam in Britain. One mosque featured in the video was a Muslim leader working with the British government to strengthen ties between the Muslim and non-Muslim community.

The programs narrator warned of, “an ideology of intolerance and bigotry spreading throughout Britain, with its roots in Saudi Arabia,” as images of the mosques and worshipers flashed across the screen.

One Muslim cleric preached, “We Muslims have been ordered to do the brainwashing.”

How is this “brainwashing to occur? The Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR. Head quartered in our nations capital. They are the propaganda machine for the Islamic movement in the United States. With chapters located in many cities across the country, including Tampa, Florida. They often hit the airways, as they do in Tampa, selling themselves as honorable citizens. Quick to use non-Muslim sympathizers to advance their agenda. As sinister in design, as any propaganda peddled by Nazi Germany. They reported that most mosques have out reach programs. Which include visits to schools, and churches to present Islam. They also work with our politicians. They encourage and participate in interfaith dialogue. Always involving as much media coverage as possible. Attempting to present Islam as a good neighbor, who is helpful and benevolent. All this is done to enhance the image of Islam. Hoping to overcome the negative impact of Islam since 9/11.

What America really needs to know is that Islam is a religion still stuck in the dark ages. Which includes Islamic jurisprudence, meaning disputes are settled by religious courts. Their political system is subservient to Muslim clerics. Making Islamic states, religious states. Allowing no freedom to choose another religion or to choose no religion. Pure, and simple Islamic, brainwashing, is to convince otherwise. For the authentic stated goal of Islam, from the seventh century to our century. Is to force all nations to acknowledge that there is no god but Allah and his prophet Muhammad.

Return to transcript: In a Birmingham mosque, the British recorded an American convert to Islam, Abu Usama. Who said, “It has come to pass that the Christians and the Jews, in America, France, the UK, and Germany, they have come against the religion of al-Islam,” Usama said. Adding: “Why give up your religion to please someone, who is an enemy to you?”

In the film, the British, Muslims at a mosque were told that Islam will eventually gain “the uppermost strength” and form an Islamic state. They were instructed to “form a state within a state, until we take over.”

In the Islamic state, Abu Usama said, if a Muslim tried to leave Islam, he should be killed. “If the imam wants to crucify him, he should crucify him.” The person is put up on the wood and he’s left there to bleed for three days,” he said.

This is what Islam is committed to do in England. Why should Americans think the goal does not apply here? A state within a state until we take over. Who would have thought that this could happen to the children of Ephraim, Great Britain. The younger brother of Manasseh, the United States, both destined by God for notable service to God’s glory. One near death and the other sure to follow because both have failed in their duties to our God and creator. Who said, “I, even I, am the LORD, and beside me there is no Savior,” Isaiah 43:11. And repeated in Acts 4:12, “Neither is there salvation in any other; for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” From the distance past, voices for centuries have championed God’s call for repentance. Meaning multiculturalism outside of Christ does not exist. To the early church (Acts) to our very time, we must herald and champion the same message. Being mindful of what the author of the letter to the Hebrews said, “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, and today, and forever,” Hebrews 13:8. Because that is the only message of hope for individuals and the United States.

The next posting will cover marrying prepubescent girls as permissible based on the Prophet Muhammad marriage to a nine year old. Earlier this writer said Islam is a religion stuck in the dark ages. With that concept of acceptable marriages a retraction is necessary. Islam is a religion straight from hell.

There is a monster in the midst and Americans better wake up and  eradicate this mobster of evil from our mist. Before the flood waters deepen to where drowning is inevitable. And America has a new master, called Islam.

The unexplainable explained

With Lincoln’s crushing and humiliating defeat at the Battle of Bull Run, in July of 1861. Which no doubt sent the President, and his war generals scurrying back to the War Department in desperate need of a fix. After all, how could a better equipped, Union army, under immense pressure to crush the rebellion in the South absorb such a disastrous defeat in their own back yard?

Emerging months later with the backing of the United States Senate, President Lincoln, declared a “National Day of Prayer and Fasting.” Urging the nations citizens to repent and turn to God. For now, just one paragraph from President Lincoln’s Proclamation. “And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”

People are attracted to the supernatural because of the mystical association with the unseen and unknown. And it is the unseen and unknown that really governs the affairs of humanity. Sometimes for our enrichment and at other times for our destruction. It is all about choice. National choices start with the people, who elect a president to steer the country in the direction of national prosperity. Each president, as we know, faces unique crises to his times. Each crisis will result in the enrichment or destruction over a period of time, sometimes taking tens of decades to materialize. As clearly demonstrate by the peoples choice to elect Mr. Lincoln as their president. The very opposite is likely to occur with the peoples choice of Mr. Obama, as their president. He is steering the country in a direction of destruction, as it is the will of the majority of the nations people. So, believe it or believe it not, the nation is associated with the mystical essence of the unseen and unknown, again. With all the peripheral elements of time. As the ground softens, the muckiness widens and deepens, and finally what was there is gone. Those who remain lament the finality of what was but is now gone, the finality of a sinkholes of hunger. America is moving dangerously into the arena of secularized society. Treating God like a toy, celebrated for profit and pleasure, and as the trend ages, a nuisance.

That is not the God President Lincoln depended upon, but it’s the God President Obama depends upon. Compare the spiritual reliance of both Presidents that each described as the crisis of their administration. And what, each President asked of the people? One called for a national day of prayer and fasting. The other asking for the peoples confidence that the administration can turn the crisis around.

This is what is known about the unknown. “So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it,” Isaiah 55:11.

It all works in the following way, “If my people, who are called by my name, and shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then shall I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land,” 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Or the unknown will become known this way, “Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap,” Galatians 6:7.

My thesis is that Lincoln’s proclamation is what ultimately preserved the nation, a national day of prayer and fasting. With God keeping his promises in Isaiah 55:11, because of 2 Chronicles 7:14 and canceling the nightmare of Galatians 6:7. Contrasted with Obama’s support for same sex marriages, his war failures, the EBOLA crisis and his shame for Jesus Christ. All of which is sure to reap the disasters of Galatians 6:7.

Fact or fiction global future pictured

Emerging on the world scene are some powerful forces. Thought to be the revived Roman Empire with a Roman pontiff playing a significant role. Teamed up with a charismatic political leader, with some thinking it will be the nations of the European Union, who will become one state. With this combo exercising unprecedented influence upon global commerce. Other than being depicted, as being evil, the book of Revelation leaves these powers unnamed. Equally unnamed is the evil of Islam which perhaps will play a more significant role than anticipated. So, a profile of Islams influence will be projected into the mix of our global woes, from the book of Revelation, chapter nine.

Which makes two picturesque paintings significant. The duties of the “Watchman” of Ezekiel. Which were three fold, hear the word from my mouth, and warn the people of their wicked ways. And should they die in their iniquity without warning. You will bear their blood upon your hands, Ezekiel 3:17-18.

Moving on to the book of Matthew, we are also admonished to “Watch.” With similar consequences for failure to hear, watch and warn. With the hearing of the word from his mouth, saying, “He that hath an ear, hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches …, Revelation 2:7. With those words being so important that they are said a total of 7 times in the book of Revelation, chapters two and three.Then we have this commission for watching and warning. “Go you! And teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the age,” Matthew 28:19-20.

The consequences will be awarded, when we all stand before Christ at the time of judgment. “Behold I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to every person according as their work shall be,” Revelation 22:12.

For those who understand scripture, during our watch, we have a duty to announce the life transforming power of Jesus Christ. We also have the duty to attack, and dispel evil wherever it is found. It does not matter, if that evil is embodied as a religion like Islam, or found in some secular institution; including government. Of equal importance to all of this is our duty to prepare the way for the eventual Kingdom of God on this very planet.

Without question, those Christ given directives, should be taken very seriously by Christians. Who make up the Church of Jesus Christ. Equally without question, the execution of those Christ given directives is exhausting work. With that in mind, it is helpful to have a motto. That etches, purpose in ones conscientiousness. Here is one that might work well. Surely Christians can accomplish any task by striving for this result. Strive to be known like John, with the angel announcing. John bore witness of the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, and all the things he saw, Revelation 1:2. Powerful motivation !!!

While we, as Christians in this modern world, must bear witness to the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ. What we see, will be quite different from what John saw. But what John saw will help Christians understand what is at stake when good fights evil. Along with the serious consequences for world kingdoms, who have denied biblical warnings.

For what John saw was the dismal history of humanity unfolding, with deadly consequences. His visions chronicled the failed Church of Jesus Christ, false religions, the results of failed secular and governmental institutions engrossed in evil. And ushered this warning, “… Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time,” Revelation 12:12.

But to the faithful in Christ comes this promise, “To those who overcome will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I overcame, and sat down with my Father on his throne,” Revelation 3:21.

Because the book of Revelation, is filled with so many symbols. It allows for different perspectives for interpretation. One thing is certain, many of those mystical symbols result in extreme hardships for humanity. The following exegesis is another analysis for the fallen star and locusts of Revelation nine.

A star falls from heaven unto the earth, and unto him was given a key, Revelation 9:1. Note the personal pronoun ” him” Suggesting a mortal being. This padre suggests that this “fallen star” represents a leader whose theology spreads false doctrines concerning Jesus Christ. The power of this religious leader, spreading heresies devastates the world with unparalleled evil.

It could have started with the Muslim prophet Muhammad centuries ago. Perhaps with the guided one, who Muslim’s expect will prepare the way for the Islamic Armageddon and eventual Muslim kingdom on earth. It could even be the reestablishment of the Khilafah or Caliph. Which means successor to the prophet Muhammad or Commander of the faithful. One who would be the leader of many unified nations. With the Caliph as supreme ruler which has a history that dates back centuries. All such states would be governed by Islamic law. Several years ago, a conference was held in Great Britain calling for such a leader. It drew 60,000 Muslims who applauded loudly for such a possibility.

This padre predicts that Great Britain will be the first nation with a Christian heritage to fall to Muslim dominance. Future postings might divulge into these little known expressions like the “guided one” and the “Caliph.”

This “fallen star” has the key to the “bottomless pit” of Revelation 9:1. With this key, he opened the “bottomless pit.” Erupting from this pit came a great substance like the smoke from a “great furnace.” Resulting in the sun being blackened and the air polluted, verse 2. This is symbolic of global chaos experienced by the world community. The masses of people, and their governments not being able to see. Unable mentally to process, or react to this eminent threat of Islam. With its corresponding results of darkness and pollution.

The smoke is symbolic of the results from the work of the “locusts” who came out of the smoke. The “locusts” are symbolic of a people who practice the religion of Islam, verse three. Given unto these Muslims will be the great power that of the feared “locusts” to agriculture. Along with the deadly sting of the feared scorpion. Suggesting destruction to both plant and human life, verse three.

But these Muslims had rather strict instructions which was not to hurt anything, other then humans, who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. The seal of Allah on a persons forehead is symbolic of conversion to Islam. If not an acceptance of Islam, a willingness to pay a tax to live under Muslim rule, verse four.

As for all others, they will suffer greatly, seeking death which they can not find, verses five-six.

The Bible teaches that God will always have a faithful people. A people who will resist evil in every age. This age is no different. There will be Christians who will resist the evils of Islam. Because of his faithful people, God always limits what his people must endure. Here we are told that it’s a short period. As represented, by the duration of five months, verse five.

Eschatology, the doctrine of future events which is what the book of Revelation is mostly about. So hit the book, and do some studying by taking a journey of discovery, as tomorrow is explained by God himself.

Knowing 4 sure when it strikes

Passing by Jesus on a particular day, the passerby said, “Lord, I will follow you wherever you go.” With Jesus replying, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” Implying that his furry, and winged friends have greater certainty of what to expect, then do his disciples, Luke 9:57-58.

Because discipleship isn’t a choice one makes that is similar to career decisions. Which results from an academic path of study. The calling of one by God into his service is just the opposite. While a seminary education surely is desirable, in some instances the called will skip that option. And go on to have a powerful, and successful ministry. It’s a matter between God and the respondent.

Being called to be a disciple hasn’t changed in 2000 years. It works in the following manner with variable occurrences. Lets take a guy named, Saul, who prosecuted Christians. And may well have been the prosecutor, who successfully sent Stephen to his death by stoning. And it may have been Stephen’s prayer that was instrumental in Saul’s calling to serve God, by God himself. Which is the way, discipleship in any age occurs. Our scriptures provide us with this account, “And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my Spirit,”‘ Acts 7:59. He must have been bleeding and in excruciating pain. Because he knelt down and cried with a loud voice, “Lord, lay not this sin to their charge,” And when he had said that, he fell asleep, verse 60.

Such a brutal death didn’t shame Saul, it seemed to energized him. As he sought, continued authority to continue his persecutions. By prosecuting both men, and women, who were disciples of Christ. (cp Acts 9:1-2).

So, he started on his journey, when suddenly, he was blinded by a bright light from heaven. Falling to the ground, he heard a voice, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” Shocked no doubt, he asked, “Who are you Lord?” And an answer came back, “I am Jesus, whom you have been persecuting.” (cp Acts 9:3-5).

Shocked and trembling, Saul asked, “Lord what will you have me do?” And Saul was told to go unto the city, and there he’d be told what to do. (cp Acts 9:6).

Ananias is described as a disciple was told to go to Saul, one called Saul of Tarsus. And when he found him, God had Luke put it this way; for, behold he prays. Saul knew from a vision that Ananias would heal his blindness. (cp Acts 9:10-12).

No doubt something happened between his praying and his vision. Most likely, it was his denunciation of his sins, and the confessing of Jesus Christ, as his Lord and Savior. Later Saul was asked by Ananias, “Why do you tarry? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord,” Acts 22:16.

And that’s what makes becoming a disciple of Christ different than any other career pursuit. With the former, God makes the choice and it’s supernatural. And not at all comprehensible through human reasoning. And with the latter, it’s purely a human choice, and very comprehensible through human reasoning. And sometimes regrettable while the former is never regretted.

As confirmed by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who while in prison for his commitment as a Christian to kill Nazism through the power of Jesus Christ. So while in prison, he wrote this letter. “I am sure of God’s hand and guidance …. You must never doubt that I am thankful and glad to go the way which I am being led. My past life is abundantly full of God’s mercy, and, above all sin, stands the forgiving love of the Crucified,” 23 August 1944. On, 09 April 1945, he was hanged. (source:Shepherd’s notes, by David R. Shepherd, Editor in Chief-Introduction-Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, published in 1937)

Putting Dietrich Bonhoeffer among a distinct group of people recognized by God himself. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” (cp Revelation 12:11).

And from Saul, whom we now know as Paul. “Now thanks be unto God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the savor of his knowledge by us in many places.” (cp 2 Corinthians 2:14).

How do we explain the experiences of a Bonhoeffer or Saul, or yours, or mine in the newness of Jesus Christ? They couldn’t, and neither can we. Because the experience is hidden in what Jesus said to Peter. And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona. For flesh and blood has not revealed it unto you, but my Father which is in heaven.” (cp Matthew 16:16-17).

This has been a series of postings about the demise of the United States and a mostly unknown new world order which began on, 02 November 2014. While on that journey, ways and means were suggested as to how to avoid such a catastrophe. The ways being of God, and the means are those called by God to triumph. The question to be answered, can the church stop playing church, and start playing Jesus Christ? Noah, Saul and Bonhoeffer were a few among many who were changed and saved their world. Because only the church can change and save the world.

Here is a gem for all eternity. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Our beholder is God Almighty, who allowed Noah, Saul, Bonhoeffer and countless others to triumph by being changed and then being allowed to save their world. With the beauty being the effort that the eye of the Beholder didn’t miss. For all, no matter to what degree of service to our Beholder. It’s by mercy and grace of our Beholder that allows participation. Because God Almighty, doesn’t need human effort to bring about what he wills. It must be accepted, as a honored privilege to serve in the majesty of the Christ cause. For in so doing, and this is the aforementioned gem, The Lord said unto my Lord, “Sit you at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” (cp Psalms 110:1). And to think that we mortals have been privileged to make those occurrences a reality. Is a calling worth pursuing and accepting. Credentialed by John the Baptist, who asked, “Brood of vipers! who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of your repentance.” (cp Luke 3:7b-8a). And then notice the majesty of God Almighty, who has unimaginable options to exercise. Foreign to human comprehension just in case anyone thinks that they’re important in the cause of Christ. “For I say to you, that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.” Matthew 3:8c. If such miraculous occurrences were available to God in the first century, they are available to Him in the twenty first century. And that might be a better option, considering the state of Christendom today.

When death calls gallantry responds

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, while imprisoned wrote this letter. “I am sure of God’s hand and guidance …. You must never doubt that I am thankful and glad to go the way which I am being led. My past life is abundantly full of God’s mercy, and, above all sin, stands the forgiving love of the Crucified.” (August 23, 1944 (source:Shepherd’s Notes by David R. Shepherd, Editor-in-Chief-Introduction-Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer-published in 1937)

It has been said, that to whom much is given, much is expected. Making this the twelfth in a series that has been a journey picturing an angry God. Determined to punish Judah, modern Israel, and the house of Israel, Great Britain and her Commonwealth of Nations, including the United States. Because much was given to them, but in return they didn’t do the expected in return. It’s the human story dating back to Adam and Eve. But all that is needed to understand the why, and how of God’s anger is contained in the first nine discussion. The following three might serve as a highway to appease an angry and very determined God. And why not, because He is a God of understanding and mercy. But based upon individual, and national repentance. (cp 2 Chronicles 7:14).

Along the way, God had decided to destroy his creation because of their sins. In those journeys God also had said that he took no pleasure in death because He preferred life and the healing of the land. (cp Ezekiel 18:33;2 Chronicles 7:14). So on one occasion, God found Noah, who found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Noah was a just man. And Noah walked with God. With God making a covenant with Noah and sparing his creation from determined extinction. (cp Genesis 6:8-9;18-20).

Now God is on that destructive path again. So the question was asked, is there a remedy? Which this writer answered with an affirmative, yes. Turning to the martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by profiling his opposition to Nazism.

From those previous discussions it was learned that the Assyrians are the German speaking people of the world. Who in the end time will come to power again, as the revived ancient Roman Empire. And led by modern day Germany, and who will be instrumental in leading a ten state confederation in the conquering of Judah and the house of Israel. Of course, Germany has had those aspirations before.

So on one of those occasions, men like Dietrich Bonhoeffer stepped up and said, no. For Bonhoeffer, it wasn’t the German state that he was trying to save. But rather, it was the church that he was committed unto his death to saving. Realizing that by saving the church that it would at the same time save the German state.

And that should be the mission of church in America today, if the United States is to be spared from what now appears to be the inevitable.

Some interesting parallels between Bonhoeffer’s Germany and the United States will be examined. Which should serve as a call to action by the church. Because it’s impossible to determine how far the state will go to silence the church that opposes state policies. We already know Christians can be jailed for opposing state policies that are counter to God’s laws through behavioral action. But will America, ever imprison, and execute Christians for their speech and peaceful actions. Or if its decided, to topple a government by what ever means necessary.

Jesus said, yes, “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you. And you shall be hated of all nations for my names sake,” Matthew 24:9.

Time for the parallel’s: Bonhoeffer said, “That Germany under Hitler was a godless attempt to make history on man’s strength alone. Declaring that Hitler was placing all authority in a person instead of an office. He believed that this would grossly misled the nation, and make the Fuhrer its idol and god.” That was part of a radio broadcast by Bonhoeffer which was cut short in the middle of his message.

Hitler took control of the evangelical church by appointing a government official to monitor its activities. Those churches which caved in and complied with the governments views were left alone. The church became the mouth piece for the state. While reduced to nothingness, as an opposition force. Can the reader see any emerging parallels? (Ibid:with some interpretative commentary this writer for clarity purposes).

These last three postings have been presented as an eavesdropping conversation between Jesus and those called to be disciples. With this padre giving the passages from, Luke 9:57-62, some commentary. Designed to share some of what Christ expects from his followers, if America is to be spared from the promised catastrophe.

Well, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, provided some powerful insights into Luke 9:57-62. And what it means, to be a disciple for Jesus Christ. He doesn’t hold back any punches in telling us our responsibilities to Jesus. And of course, he earned the right to do so, by walking the talk to his own death for the cause of the church.

So here we go with some lessons from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. By answering the disciple, who said to Jesus, “Lord let me go and bury my father. Such situations are critical moments because disciples can’t allow themselves to become bound by the intricacies of the law. The law acts as a barrier between Jesus and the man he called, but the call of Jesus is stronger than any barrier. That is the ultimate moment because nothing however sacred can be permitted to come between Jesus and the person called. Not even the law itself. Even the law must be broken for the sake of Jesus. Not even the law must be allowed to be a barrier to discipleship.”

Still another called thought, “Following Christ means he must make the offer on his own initiative, as if it were a career he had mapped out for himself.” He saw discipleship, as the completion of certain tasks which would reduce discipleship to the level of human understanding. At this point discipleship is no longer discipleship but rather a self planned and induced program. But true discipleship can tolerate nothing which might come between Jesus and a followers obedience.

Bonhoeffer made this assertion also by advocating that if one is to follow Jesus. He or she must take certain steps. Step one separates the disciple from his or her previous existence. By taking him or her out of the old situation and places him or her into one where faith is possible.

The lingering question, are there any Noah’s or Bonhoeffer’s out there, that have found grace in the eyes of God. By being able to grasps and apply Bonhoeffer’s analogy of discipleship. Which according to Bonhoeffer is a spiritual experience and not an intellectual one. Providing the disciple with the necessary fortitude to save God’s America? And maybe the world, one more time.

What conscience is about

An eavesdropping conversation from the first century and made real in the twenty first, once again. The question to be answered, can it be repeated in 2014? Because, what is literally at stake is America itself.

A world changed is done this way, so announced the faithful and true witness. (cp Revelation 3:14). Who made sure this stunning announcement was delivered, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death,” Revelation 12:11.

Christendom through out its history has sacrificed many faithful, who willingly offered their lives for the cause of Christ. Having no doubt understood the contextual depth of what Jesus meant, when He said, “Foxes have holes, and the birds have nests; but the Son of Man has no where to lay his head,” and “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.” (cp Luke 9:58 & 62).

One such man was a theologian by the name of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. As Hitler’s Germany intensified its oppression of the church by criminalizing Christianity as a treasonous movement.

Bonhoeffer had studied as a Sloan Fellow at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. While there, he emerged as a gifted theologian and secured the friendships of many. Returning to his homeland of Germany was easy for him but his well being under German Nationalism was a concern of his friends. So in, June of 1939, they brought Bonhoeffer back to America.

But, his conscience got the best of him. Thinking about the seminary students, whom he had taught in Germany. Who were prepared, and willing to resist Hitler. Writing to his friend and sponsor, Reinhold Niebuhr, he said, “… I made a mistake coming to America. I must live through this difficult period of our national history with the Christian people of Germany. I will have no right to participate in the reconciliation of Christian life in Germany after the war. If I do not share the trials of this time with my people.”

So Bonhoeffer returned to Germany in July of 1939. In the summer of 1940, Bonhoeffer was banned from preaching his Christ message. But he continued, his work with the Confessing Church which was an underground movement. He became the ministering strength for spiritual renewal within the underground movement. He was stirring up an emerging spiritual revolution within the church, whose aim was to overthrow Hitler.

Good things happen to good people, sometimes. In January 1943, Bonhoeffer became engaged to Maria von Wedemeyer. But Dietrich and his twin sister were arrested in April 1943. His arrest tabled both his plans to get married. And ended his church led resistance movement against Hitler.

Bonhoeffer and some other prisoners were on their way to face trial and death. On their way, the German soldiers stopped at a Bavarian schoolhouse. Where they were allowed to conduct a worship service. One of the prisoners, a British secret service agent provided this historical record. “Pastor Bonhoeffer held a little service, and spoke to us in a manner which reached the hearts of all, finding just the right words to express the spirit of our imprisonment and the thoughts and resolutions which it had brought. He had hardly finished his last prayer, when the door opened and two evil looking men in civilian clothes came in. And said, Prisoner Bonhoeffer, get ready, come with us. Those words, ‘come with us,’ for all prisoners came to mean only one thing only-the scaffold. We bade him good-bye. He drew me aside, “This is the end,” he said, ‘For me, the beginning of life,'” British secret service agent prisoner, Payne Best, April 8, 1945.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was taken to a concentration camp where he was tried for treason, found to be guilty. And sentenced to be executed by being hanged. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was hung on April 9, 1945.

From the historical record-Bonhoeffer’s final moments. “Through the half opened door in one room of the huts, I saw Pastor Bonhoeffer, before taking off his prison grab, kneeling on the floor praying fervently to God. I was most deeply moved by the way this lovable man prayed, so devout and so certain that God heard his prayer. At the place of execution, he again said a short prayer and climbed the steps to the gallows, brave and composed. His death ensued after a few seconds. In the almost fifty years as a doctor, I have hardly ever seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God.” (source:Shepherd’s Notes by David R Shepherd, Editor-in-Chief-Introduction-Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer published in 1937).

Blogging about eavesdropping on a first century conversation and taking it into the future. The featured scripture came from, Luke 9:57-62, and was introduced yesterday, with some commentary. From those scriptures, Dietrich Bonhoeffer learned many lessons. And Jesus said unto him, “foxes have have holes, and the birds of have nests; but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head,” Luke 9:58. For Bonhoeffer, the cause of Christ created situations, where he was an instigator against the interest of the state. So indeed, he had no comfortable place to lay his head. Because the state, had decided to silence his voice of opposition. But he was faithful to Jesus Chris, who said, “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God,” Luke 9:62. Dietrich Bonhoeffer put his hand to the plaugh and never looked back. Making him fit for the kingdom of God because he loved not his life unto death. Because he overcame Nazism by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of his testimony, as one born again. (cp Revelation 12:11.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer shared his conversion to Christ with his girlfriend in 1931. By writing her this letter, “Then something happened, something that has changed and transformed my life to the present day. For the first time I discovered the Bible…. I had often preached, I had seen a great deal of the church, and talked and preached about it. But I had not yet become a Christian …. Also I had never prayed, or prayed very little. For all my abandonment, I was quite pleased with myself. Then the Bible, and in particular the Sermon on the Mount, freed me from that. Since then everything has changed. (cp 2 Corinthians 5:17). I have felt this plainly, and so have other people about me. It was a great liberation. It became clear to me that the life of a servant of Jesus Christ must belong to the church, and step by step it became clearer to me how far that must go.” (source: Ibid).

Next some scriptural interpretations of Luke 9:57-62. From, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who had given so much which gave him the authority to make the scriptural applications he made.

Jolly old fellow is he

The Devil that is, and why not? For he has sought out, whom he may devour, and devour he has and with great success. (cp 1 Peter 5:8). To the point that God granted his Apostle John this revelation which seems most appropriate for the 21 century church. And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; “I know your works. So then, because you are lukewarm, neither cold or hot, I’ll vomit you out of my mouth.” Because you say, “I am rich and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing. Do you not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked?”

Who would dare issue such an indictment against God’s church? According to the Apostle John, “The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, from the Beginning of the creation of God.” (Texts: Revelation 3:14-17).

From the previous nine postings, it was shown through prophetic prophecy why and how three nations would be destroyed. Even though, He said this about them, “For I am a Father to Israel and Ephraim is My firstborn.” (Text:Jeremiah 31:9). It was through Israel that Western civilization had its birth. With Ephraim the youngest son of Joesph being the seed for the birth of Great Britain and the United States. A necessary history to know in order to understand yesterday’s world events and certainly today’s world events. Which, should have been taught in our public schools. And maybe, America would have turned out more in the image of her destined beacon of light on a hill. Blessed by God would have been her destiny to the end of this age.

Instead America has traveled the path of condemnation by a just and angry God. And will experience the destructive wrath of a jealous, and very angry God. But to understand that, two concepts must be understood. First, “The Son of Man did not not come to destroy lives but to save them,” Luke 9:56. Seven times God said, “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Found in Revelation 2:7,11,17,29 and Revelation 3:6,13 and 22. Each church is provided with a corrective admonishment. But all intended to accomplish this, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Be Zealous therefore, and repent,” Revelation 3:19.

No doubt that a time will come, when God will hold the church responsible. Because it was, and is, the churches responsibility to keep the nation on the God track, at any cost. (cp Matthew 28:19-20 and Revelation 14:6). Big time failure there, agreed?

So, is there a remedy, well lets see by eavesdrop on a first century conversation. Two men were traveling on a road in opposite directions. When their paths crossed, and this was said, “Lord I will follow you wherever you go. And Jesus, said to him, “Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.”

Then another traveler passed, and Jesus, called to him! “Follow Me!” But he said, “Lord let me go and bury my father.” With Jesus replying, “Let the dead bury the dead. But you go and preach the kingdom of God.”

Still another traveler, perhaps an eavesdropper himself, said, “Lord I will follow you, but let me first go, and bid them farewell which are at home at my house.” This time Jesus answered, “No one, having put his hand to the plough and looking back is fit for the kingdom of God.” (cp Luke 9:57-62).

So to answer, is there a remedy? The answer is yes, by setting aside excuse making. Rational people understand from the eavesdropping conversations, and ones own complex situations, it’s easier said than done.

But for those, and there have been many, who have put aside excuse making and their complex personal situations. With an determination, not to turn back from the Christ mission at hand. So Jesus, provided this reality check, “Foxes have holes, and birds have nests; but the Son of Man has no where to lay his head,” Luke 9:58. And Jesus also said, “No man, have put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God,” Luke 9:62. Meaning to emphasize the complexities and necessary determination for the Christ journey.

Next time, one man’s journey, and how he put together our eavesdropping conversation from Luke 9:57-62 for himself. It’s a heart wrenching account sure to break your heart and cause tears to be shed. Because it’s about how some give so much, and most give so little to the cause of Christ.

I have a rendezvous with death

I have a rendezvous with Death

At some disputed barricade.

When Spring comes back with rustling shade

And apple blossoms fill the air-

I have a rendezvous with Death

When spring brings back blue days and fair.

It may be he shall take my hand

And lead me into his dark land

And close my eyes and quench my breath-

It may be I shall pass him still.

I have a rendezvous with Death

On some scarred slope of battered hill.

When Spring comes round again this year

And the first meadow-flowers appear.

God knows ’twere better to be deep

Pillowed in silk and scented down,

Where love throbs out in blissful sleep,

Pulse nigh to pulse, and breath to breath,

Where hushed awakenings are dear…

But I’ve a rendezvous with Death

At midnight in some flaming town,

When Spring trips North again this year,

And I to my pledged word am true,

I shall not fail that rendezvous.

By Alan Seeger, 1888-1916

Man disputes most of God’s declarations, but humanity universally accepts his decree of death. First recorded in Genesis 3:19, “In the sweat of thy face shalt you eat bread, till you return unto the ground; for out of it you were taken; for dust you are, and unto dust shall you return.” But Proverbs 4:7, had this to say, “Wisdom is the principal thing and with all your getting, get understanding.” Making death not a mystery because we know why we must die. And by scriptural understanding we learn how we die. It’s the pure act of God removing from us the breath he gave us making us a living soul. (cp Genesis 2:7. And we live until God, withdraws His breath from us. With it being recorded as follows, “You hide your face, they are troubled. You take away their breath, they die and return to their dust,” Psalms 104:29. And the spirit that makes us a living soul, makes this journey. “Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit shall return to God, who gave it,” Ecclesiastes 12:7. To await this climatic experience, “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him a second time without sin unto salvation,” Hebrew 9:27-28.

“And I saw the the dead small and great stand before God, and the books were opened. And another book was opened which is the book of life, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.” Revelation 20:12. That scripture is a response to Hebrews 9:27-28, particularly this phrase, “and unto them that look for him a second time without sin unto salvation.” Commonly referred to as  the first resurrection.

“And then the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them. And they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of live was cast into the lake of fire,” Revelation 20:13-15.

We need to fast forward to Revelation 22:10, with the angel of John’s revelation issuing these instructions. “And he said unto me, ‘Seal not the sayings of this prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.'” With verse 11, telling the unjust to remain unjust and the righteous to continue being righteous. And that the holy should remain holy. Because judgment and reward is on the way, by the Alpha and Omega, verses 12-13. Those verses are discussing lifestyles, death and judgments. Requiring a trip back to Revelation 20:13-15. Meaning those who choose to be unrighteous and rejected Hebrews 9:28-28, would have the opportunity to have their names written in the book of life. Because God is merciful and would prefer that none perish. (cp 2 Peter 3:9). But, with free will permitting them to reject the salvation that Jesus offers them. Resulting with them being cast into the lake of fire. Where they will be extinguished, as a life form. They will not spend eternity in hell. Although there is a literal hell. With three occupants, “And the devil which deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and they shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever,” Revelation 20:10.

So there is hope for those who perhaps went the way of Alan Seeger, when they encountered their rendezvous with death.

A day captured in infamy

Today we observe Veterans Day. But for the most part it’ll be business as usual, as the business community couldn’t close shop for a few hours, say from noon to 1500 hrs., to call attention to the men and women, who served, and lost their lives in order to preserve America.

And local governments did have the guts to announce that those patriots sacrifice to preserve America reached beyond sustaining a democracy. But rather a far more patriotic purpose which was to defend God Almighty’ design for America. Which was, and is of the following, “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well whose branches run over the wall,” verse 22, Genesis 49.

It takes resources and money to fight a war and the Almighty provide the resources and money that allowed America to assemble on rather short notice the greatest fighting machine ever known to humanity. Because the nations bough, or roots had depth in the water wells of Christ which gave the nation life, as it climbed over seemingly insurmountable walls to victory. Which stunned the entire world, and make America the envy of that world. The great statesmen for God, Moses but Americas destiny this way. “The archers have harassed him, and shot at him, and hated 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, who shall help you; and by the Almighty, who shall bless you with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb. The blessings of your father have excelled the of my ancestors, up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills. They shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brethren,” verses 22-26, Genesis chapter forty nine. America is of the House of Israel, through Joseph and his sons Manasseh and Ephraim which I’ll be discussing soon.

America was given a manifest destiny as the salt of the earth. And as a light of the world, as a city set on a hill that can not be hid. America was not destined to light its lamp and then put it under a bushel. But on a lampstand that gives light unto all who are in the house. So, America was to let its light shine before men, that they may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in heaven. (cf Matthew 5:13-16).

And every drop of spilt American blood, by every patriot was to be for that reason, for as long as America shall exist.

On 06 June 1944, D-Day, President Franklin D. Roosevelt seemed to sense this destiny, as he called the nation to prayer. Praying, “Almighty God, our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion, and our civilization and to set free a suffering humanity.

Lead them straight and true; give them strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.

They will need thy blessings. The road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph!

They will be sore, tried, by night and by day, without rest until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violence of war.

For these men were lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the heaven of home.

Some will never return. Embrace these Father, and receive them. Thy heroic servants, into they kingdom,” excerpt of FDR’ call to prayer.

Many of those patriots no doubt clearly understood FDR’ prayer. And those who did and didn’t return home. No doubt, they will are of this angelic proclamation from the archangel Michael, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death,” Revelation 12:11. A salute to the fallen is in order everyday and not just occasionally.

All of the aforementioned is what America use to be about. America better make a return to those days. Because severe punishment is on the horizon for America, for those who can see it.

And may today’s veterans capture the spirit of those vets, and President Roosevelt’s call to prayer and fight the war of all wars at home. The war against Islam. Success will only come through the sacred proclamations of Joesph, Matthew and John. And it must be personal, that is Revelation 12:11, because it gives meaning and understanding to what Matthew and Joesph said. And they, must stand with Israel the spiritual father of America. And against Obama, and his Secretary of State, as they endeavor to destroy that bond.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all, Amen