End of an eve political nothingness

A snake, and a weasel were fighting in the house where they lived. Instead of killing the mice that both of them were in the habit of doing. When the mice saw them at it they came walking out of their holes. The sight of the mice put an end to the battle; for the combatants at once turned to attack their old enemies.

The same thing is seen in politics. When people mix themselves in the quarrels of rival demagogues, they find, too late, that both parties unite to destroy them. (source: Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“United Against The Common Foe”).

In the United States its not that we don’t know it, its what to do about it. And which party represents the snake, and which the weasel? Your guess is as good as mine. But the mice, O! Aesop, are they us, the American electorate? Maybe because, we know those scoundrel’s are united to kill us. Perfect example, the politicians self created, fiscal cliff. Solvable by ordinary citizens in a speedy manner. Example that thing politicians call foreign aid it, eliminate it. You don’t give your money to your enemies in a attempt to win their favor. Wake up citizenry, it’s our America, and not the world of useless, mindless politicians. Whatever they eventually come up with will be a back alley way that will make things worse. Because America, has gotten on the bad side of God.

SOLUTION: Remember the slogan, for the nations farm lands? It’s God’s country. Well, America needs to return to that slogan with all of its various ramifications, in a hurried manner. Cas, God is plenty angry!

Look America what you have become

The United States for over two centuries has admirably been the moral backbone for the world community. But all that is changing, as the nation drifts further and further from God. Embracing the gospel of secularism as its god which is the perfect vehicle for spiritual, moral, social and monetary decadency. The decadency of today has been so common place. That in some instances, this decadency is considered to be relevant for a modern society. Resulting in many, who are not troubled let alone shocked by what is occurring through out the United States. It has been said, that if a lie is told often enough, the liar believes the lie to be truth. So it is with behavioral decadency, as it is made part of acceptable society long enough, then it becomes believable as normal. All this manifests itself in deception which the Bible addresses constantly through out its many pages.

Jesus himself encouraged people to be aware of world events. Because failure to do so would result in being gravely deceived. (cp. Matthew 24:4). As deception becomes indistinguishable from decadency, it becomes the light most identify with. Leading to a broad acceptance that all religious paths lead to spiritual enlightenment. And from there, a broad acceptance of beliefs, and behaviors God condemns. Which caused Christ, to warn us against such trends which are becoming the hallmark of our modern American society. When Jesus said, “For many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ and many will be deceived,” Matthew 24:5. Which only leads to further decadency, sending America deeper into a spiritual, moral, social and economic abyss. Where every person becomes their own god, and their godliness is expressed through its system of governance. Over time the nation will become ethically bankrupt where truth and decency is nonexistent. Where a code of ethics and morality exists, which is, ‘might makes right.’ With the core might being ‘money’ which declares its ‘right.’ With it being ever so prominent during our heated political campaigns. That is what decadency is all about. Where life, liberty and prosperity are not valued, unless it is in the domain of the decadent conqueror. Then the conquerors redefine the meaning of spirituality and morality. Which gives new meaning to what is socially, morally and economically acceptable.

1 truth 2 ways

Two men, who hated each other were on the same ship, one sitting in the stern, the other in the bows. A storm came on, and when the ship was on the point of sinking the man in the stern asked the steersman which part of the ship would go under first. On being told that the bows would go first. “I do not mind dying myself,” he said, “if I can see my enemy die before me.”

Many people do not care what happens to themselves, so long, as they see their enemies suffer first. (Fables Of Aesop-Penquin Classics-“Hating Unto Death).

The Christ way the better way, “Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil; Lord reward him according to his works,” 2 Timothy 4:14, with this promise, “To me belongs vengeance and recompense. Their foot shall slide in due time, for the day of their calamity is at hand. And the things that shall come, make haste,” Deuteronomy 32:35.

Feathers in the devils cap

Some themes live on forever. It’s just a matter of believing in the accomplishment of a particular theme. One such theme was defined by Studs Terkel, 16 May 1912-31 October 2008, who said, “ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things.”

Perhaps at no time during modern times, has the United States been more in need of ordinary Christians performing extraordinary things. The gamut of choices are like ripe fruit dangling from the branches of trees. Which piece of fruit to pick first, so it is with the unparalleled challenges facing the nation. If the nation, and therefore the world, is going to survive. The church of Jesus Christ must step up, big time, and execute the work of Christ.

Challenges like the rotten fruit of Islam which is allowed to dangle from the branches of dwindling American freedom and prosperity. Now threatening the United States, as it has through out Europe. A completely unabated diseased fruit sure to doom the United States. As it has done across the globe, and in particular, the once great nation of Great Britain. A nation being suffocated by the toxic effects of accommodating the Muslim agenda. This is the same goal that they have in mind for the United States.

More than one reason exist for such a statement. But for now, this will have to suffice. Great Britain and the United States have been Israels greatest protectors from the Muslim world. By conquering both nations, the slaughter of the Jews is a foregone conclusion. A centuries old goal ever since Muhammad wrote the Qur’an. And for the spiritual, and political  savvy of the nation. Having, Barack Hussein Obama, in the Peoples House, known as the White House to politicians, for a second term represents a giant leap forward for their desired goals.

The rotten fruit of Islam must be challenged and destroyed, a repeated necessity that has occurred through out history. And the Christian community can’t expect the political community to be of any use. Many things are uncertain in this world, but the uselessness of the political community is unquestionable. After all, President Obama, is a Muslim sympathizer. And as such, we will see his Islamic patriotism grow at an exponential rate. Then using his bully pulpit to directly and indirectly to dismantle our Judeo-Christian heritage. Designed to destroy the anchors that made America a great God fearing nation. For those reasons, it’s the Christian community in and through Jesus Christ that must rise up and make the difference. It’s the church that is blessed by God, and not the president, the supreme court or the congress. When a nation fails, it’s because the church failed God. And, not the politicians from state governments. Because they with the feds, what the kingdom, but not God at the helm.

To make things more complicated is the spiritual darkness within Christianity. As exemplified by Pope Francis, who constantly apologizes for the sins of his clergy. While failing to call his clergy to repentance and redemption through Jesus Christ. Nor has this global religious figure, who is given a world platform, ever attempted to call the worlds citizenry to repentance. Preaching redemption through Jesus to the Jews, Christians, Muslims and all others. Because adherence to Judaism, Christianity, Islam and all others isn’t in itself redemptive. Sometimes Francis refers to the gospel, but he does not preach the gospel. A world community in the palm of his hand, and the Pope fails to explain John 3:16. Which reads, “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son. That whosoever believes in him should not perish but have have everlasting life.” The Pope always fails to preach the process of believing and not perishing. Like what’s recorded in Romans 10:9-10, and its life changing aftermath as recorded in 2 Corinthians 5:17.

While the protestant movement unleashed a courageous reform movement within Christianity. Led by Martin Luther, it is today a church splintered by divisions. So much so, that the church is not much of a force. For the difficult task of being responsible for the affairs of God on earth during the temporary absence of Christ.

Perhaps the failure of the Christian movement has moved God to give up on Christianity, as a world force in the preparation of his kingdom on earth. Leaving his believers with what should be a dreaded accounting to him someday for our failures. And, I often wonder what the following really means, and how it will play out for you and me. “And! Behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to every person according as their work shall be,” Revelation 22:12.

When all is said, and done, this age old drama here on earth has been a contest with the devil contesting God’s authority. And torching the land with repeated feathers in his cap, as he proclaims himself the god of this world. With 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, telling us how the process works. With verses five and six telling us how to stand tall and be proud in relationship to Revelation 22:12.

Islamic mosques upon American soil as hiding places for dirty bombs

While the world community faces many problems, the nations of the world can come together and find resolution for some. However, one problem facing the world which most likely is beyond resolution, at least by we mortals. That unresolvable problem centers around how different nations interpret God’s role in nation state affairs. Which should be, the responsibility of the church to overwhelmingly inform them.

God is the head of state! Which means a nations laws, and social customs must be based upon scriptural doctrines? Which of course, is the case with the United States. But which today is in great danger as being shelved. As America, distances itself from God. But that it is not the case, with many Middle Eastern countries. Because, they embrace the teachings of a mortal man. Muhammad is his name, and Muslims adhere to his teachings, as being sacred because they consider him to have been the perfect man.

The United States with a long history of interfering in the affairs of sovereign states. Making a colossal mistake with its meddling in so many Middles Eastern countries. For the United States, its always been about empire building and establishing military bases for control of the region. And always hungry to take possession of their natural resources, black gold.

Despite the rhetoric from the republican senatorial candidates. That we heard on the campaign trail leading up midterm senate elections. Those who prevail over the democratic candidate. Means to them that they have prevailed against President Obama. And now we know that one evil has fallen to another evil. But after the swearing in ceremonies in January the nations business on the world theater will not change. American elections mean two things. Good-bye campaign rhetoric and hello business as usual!

The United States government thought the people of Iraq would bow in gratitude for being delivered from the cruelty of Saddam Hussein. That never materialized for two reasons. The United States again failed to understand the importance of national sovereignty to a nations people. Which of course, is cradled around Islam. They were determined to have a nation state based upon Islamic law as seen by the Shia sect of Islam. Giving no voice to the Sunni sects interpretation of Islamic law. There will no peace in Iraq until that occurs. With the United States being a non player in Iraqi affairs. And it didn’t occur and ISSI was born. The United States was focused on the control of Iraqi oil fields. Equally determined to create U.S. military bases on sovereign Iraqi soil. Both of which is a United States priority dictated by the nations elitist regime of corporate conglomerates and powerful politicians. Just where is such nonsense found in our constitution? When, if ever, will the American people wake and put such nonsense to sleep. Establishing a government which is really for the people!

The American presences in Iraq was designed as a  take over of Iraqi oil fields and the establishment of military bases. Iraqi democracy was just an end to a means. A game played by our government to make the deaths of Americans there more acceptable. If we the people had a say so about such shenanigans, things would be different. But we don’t, to our collective shame. Look at the republican senatorial slate of candidates they are all political insiders. Founded by corporate conglomerates and political pacts, all which deny Americans a seat at the table. Other than the privilege to vote for one of their candidates. Don’t fret, the Democrats play the same game and with same results. This we owe to our public educational system which is about social conditioning. All designed to accept the rhetoric that Uncle Sam knows best. Producing a nation of ideal citizens to the governments liking. Which has resulted in a mindless wondering of a people that are becoming dangerously destitute of deductive reasoning. Like a cat chasing its tail!

What makes this dilemma so terrifying is that the world is faced with an American secular government thirsty for wealth and power. But this government is losing its secular ability to govern. But at one time was helped along by a religious movement. Commonly known as evangelical fundamental Christianity or the religious right. But that was yesterday. Today their influence to encourage to govern by long held Judeo Christian values is an occurrence of the past. It can be fairly said that at one time they often were the silent partner, in determining America’s destiny. And to complicate the matter, one suspects that Muslims are successfully playing that role today. The emergence of ISSI has energized Muslims, as no other series of events has ever done. And, ISSI wants America! Will the church say no? And do what has to be done to make it, no!

What is going on over there is the setting of the foundation for the emergence for the apocalyptic war of the ages. For Muslims, the long waited battle of Armageddon is on the horizon. It’s the battle between good, and evil globally with the good being Islam and the evil all opposing views.

Even though the United States stumbled into their wars with Afghanistan and Iraq as a reaction to 9/11. Reacting to the global evil of Islam. Which the government couched as a war against terrorism. Providing many Muslims with sanctuary. Because they could disassociate themselves from the religious faith of their fellow believers, when convenient.

The wars in Afghanistan, and Iraq were, and are necessary wars. Wars which the United States must win! But for different reasons than those held by the government. Because, it is the only way to repel this global evil. Muslims who eye America, as a prize must be chased back to the backward countries that they emerged from. And taught that a severe price is to be paid, for exporting the evil of Islam to the civilized and Christian West.

The problem is that no one in government is explaining the secular dangers of the Islamic onslaught against the West and in particular the United States. To them it is a secular war against terrorism. When in reality, it is a religious war of Islam against Judaism/Christianity.

Worse yet is that the voices yelling for an awareness of the apocalyptic conditions on the world  theater are not being heard. Mainly because the Church is no longer a respected institution. Therefore, the body of believers in Christ, must learn about these apocalyptic conditions from the Christian perspective. And take this message to the people, employing the Jesus method. Which is the sending of people into the community in pairs, to announce God’s truths.

What makes this apocalyptic scenario so dangerous is that Muslims have their own apocalyptic theory for the world. Which puts the world on a collision course with yet to be experienced consequences.

One would have thought that the United States would have learned something from its Iranian experience. There they over threw the government and established a puppet regime. Again, the purpose was to exploit the natural resources of the country. Finally the Iranians revolted and threw the United States out! Iran is governed by Islamic law. And, is no friend of the United States, and with a score to settle. They have launched its war with the United States by providing weapons for the troublesome insurgency wherever there is an American presence. They have long provided sanctuary and training for Iraqi patriots in exile waiting for this opportunity that the United States has provided. The United States has long been aware of Iranian hostilities. That is what the Iraqi, Iranian war was all about. It’s why the United States provided Saddam Hussein with so much help in that war. The United States did everything to help Iraq except send troops. And, that same role by the Iranians is playing itself out again through Arab/Muslims conflicts with Israel.

Nobody should think that Iran will not settle the score one way or another. Let us hope it’s not the result of an an atomic arsenal of dirty bombs. Carefully hidden away in Muslim mosques through out the United States. Later to be strategically used, when the time is right. In the meantime they will create enough havoc for the United States. So much havoc that the United States will regret their ill advised meddling into the affairs of Arab Muslim states.

What we have unfolding on the world stage is war, as never before known to humans. There will be both secular and religious conflicts. How, and when they will merge is difficult to predict at this time. The question is, do we have enough time to avert such a catastrophe? Most likely not because powerful political forces in the United States do not want a peaceful solution to current world events. And neither does the Arab Muslim world.

Saudi Arabia and Iran have a history a history of complicated relationships. But will they come together to destroy America? Will it work like this, will Saudi money which helps build Muslim Mosques in America? Join forces with Iran, who has the nuclear technology to build dirty bombs to be strategically placed, when the time is right? After all, they have a common goal which is to remake America in the image of Muhammad.

A Christmas Waned

“The hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations,” George Washington. Why? Because, “The light shines in darkness; and darkness comprehended it not,” John 1:5.

You are not what you are destined to be in fulfillment of this waned Christmas. Until this ‘why’ is resolved, Perhaps one of histories greatest questions was asked by Jesus, “Why do you not understand my speech? Because you can not hear my word (why) (because). You are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father will you do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I (Jesus) tell you the truth (about Christmas) you believe me not,” John 8:42-45.(Emphasis by insertions, this padre).

And if the above is yours to understand, then a ‘hallelujah’ or two is in order. Pass it on to others, with hope, in your own way, because that is what Christmas was meant to be.

2 twinkle what it means

Twinkle twinkle little star-How we wonder, who you are-What follows is some of who I am-So if I sit atop your tree-Think of me forever-cause I got some secrets to share.

Ever wonder, says i, atop ur tree-Why i twinkle the holiday season. It’s all about his birthday, Well u know, no 1 knows his birth date. Cause it’s a family secret. If u modern day guys haven’t gotten the message, then here’s an i opener.

In his day, as well as yours, governments r naughty. So with Mary, and the baby Jesus, in hiding 4 fear that the government would kill him. There had 2 b a way 2 celebrate his birth and sneak 1 past the government. Now there’s a novel challenge 4 his followers 2day.

And there was! U c , says i, twinkling atop your tree. Late December, was the x the Roman government allowed the Romans 2 celebrate Saturnalia. It was a Roman festival in late December to honor the god Saturn. So they did with marvelous festivities 2 celebrate merry making. Complete with banquets and the xchanging of gifts. And 0! How happy Rome was. Cause governments then and 2day keep the focus on the dark side, away from the light. And says i twinkling atop ur tree, so does urs. That u have learned from WikiLeaks a time ago.

And what u have not learned, says i, twinkling atop ur tree. Is that America is God’s city on a hill, and like me a light. To b protected from the darkness. Lots of work to b done celebrators.

But more 2 the point, honoring the God of Saturn, the deity of darkness served us well. And maybe it’ll do the same 4 u. Like us, and 4 u, it’ll take ingenuity and bravery, an in born Jesus trait.

Cas says, i atop ur tree, twinkling. To be a Christ worshiper in those days was dangerous, not like ur day, unless a Muslim devil gets a hold of u. Cause Christians were being vigorously prosecuted by the Romans. Like your government, says i atop ur tree twinkling. Who reveal government secrets, in order to make 4 a better world. And u know, that God frowns upon same sex marriages. And u know, that Jesus doesn’t need gays in his military to keep America safe. And u know, that Muslims have made war against the son of promise, Isaac. Through 2 Jesus 2 us and beyond. And u know, that a safe America must b a Muslim free America, says i twinkling atop ur tree.

Some think this celebration of Saturnalia lasted up 2 a week. Like the celebration of ur Christmas 4 most, says i atop ur tree twinkling. But this twinkler has a message from the family of Christ, revolt! Darkness is sweeping the land and the light is in danger. Don’t let darkness stop my bright twinkle, says Jesus. Because, that’s the Christmas story.

Here’s a secret from my family twinklers. The winter solstice was moving towards the greater light. And says i atop ur tree twinkling Those who knew that a Savior had been born. Also knew that he was the passing of the darkness of the winter solstice, as it  moved towards the light. Cause Saturnalia, was really the celebration of the unconquerable SON. Says i, appreciate this, twinkling atop ur tree. Darkness and death will always give way 2 light and life.

Atop ur tree, i share this secret, twinkling brightly. We did the 25th thing cause we were being vigorously persecuted by the Romans. And light can always use darkness to its advantage. We wanted 2 mark his birth, but the cost was already great. Some of us were beaten, imprisoned, tortured and beheaded. So it was best to slip in among darkness, and thus mock the darkness, by celebrating the birth of our Christ. And another reason, why i twinkle upon ur tree, is that we knew all about merry making. So party u Christ Souldiers, in honor of his birth and triumphs.

Now i know u what 2 know his actual birth date, So very sorry, as i said at the beginning, it’s a family secret. After all, we concluded, more important is 2 concentrate on the Christmas message. Which is to ruin, the darkness by exposing it 2 the light. Go get um, u real people of Christmas. And! Make ur Savior proud.

So now you know, why i want u to remember me 4ever, as i, atop your tree, twinkle. Glory to God cause we have a victory message of light to celebrate. Which will, after some battles, b this 1. “Among the god’s there is none like you. O Lord, neither are there any works like unto your works. All nations, whom you have made shall come and worship you. O Lord, and shall glorify your name,” Psalms 86:8-9.

And as u take me down, and should i manage a twinkle, would u think me just about a burnt out bulb? Hope not, cause twinkling his message is ur job season to season. The Christ way, and darkness b dammed, in all its Saturnalia forms.

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Now that the Christmas is almost here for the millions, who observe the day. Mostly from the perspective of *halls decked with holly* and *mistletoe.* Unaware or unwilling to know that Christmas is an every day celebration with the beginning of each new day.

Twinkle twinkle little star-How we wonder, who you are-What follows is some of who I am-So if I sit atop your tree-Think of me the rest of the year.

But before going on, it should be understood that seeing the halls decked with holly. Along with flashing lights with ample mistletoe is very magical with its impact most relaxing. Merry making is part of life and has a necessary and proper place in our lives because it’s a way of recuperation. Although difficult because of work and other responsibilities people should find time for merry making every day. Its equivalent can be found by taking Holy Communion because this holy sacrament helps rejuvenate our souls. We are a trio of sacredness which includes body, mind and soul. Merry making for the mind can be accomplished by reading our holy scriptures. It is that in so many ways, people fail to comprehend the everyday aspects of Christmas. Which is the design of this discussion-hoping to provide a glimpse into our Christmas celebration.

And so, here are some every day aspects about Christmas. With the providence of time, God sent the angel to visit a rather ordinary woman named Mary. Gabriel made some rather astonishing remarks for Mary. Telling her that she would conceive in her womb a baby. Then the angel told her that she was to name the baby Jesus. Then hearing from Gabriel the greatness of this person. A person who would inherit his father’s (David) not Joesph’s household which plays a significant and often unnoticed place in the Christmas story. Here we have the before Christmas pageant of enormous historical significance impacting us today. Joseph plays a surrogate role as provider for his family which includes his son Jesus. As he cares for Mary, and the baby Jesus, as though he was the natural father. Family and responsibility are those aspects of Christmas to be valued. Exemplified by Joseph. Which extends, beyond Christmas day and makes a circular journey. The supernatural always intersects with the natural of human nature. It is that most are unaware of this supernatural/natural phenomenon. Most likely because a complete lack of interest and because this phenomenon move across our time line very slowly. And then at the end, makes a sudden burst to complete the circle of the clock. With it then being to late, to benefit from its lessons.

Now the historical, in which, Gabriel announces that Jesus would inherit David’s throne, his father. Which was a supernatural declaration, described in Matthew 1:1. And then reigning over the house of Jacob, or Israel. And his kingdom forever which shall have no end. Obviously, this kingdom is a future occurrence. And is a complex discussion, one not designed for this discussion. Other than to say that there will be no peace between Israel and the Palestinians which includes the entire Arab Muslim world. Despite the hype from the United Nations through its membership governments and the worlds media conglomerates. The only way the Arab Muslim world, and governments making up the United Nations will succeed with their mandates for peace will be by force. That is exactly the likely scenario from our Old Testament prophets. Which will be the historical event, that will trigger the events necessary to return Jesus to the throne of his father David in Israel’s Jerusalem.

But hearing all this from Gabriel, all that Mary could do was to respond to the angel saying, “How shall this be, seeing that I have know not a man.” With Gabriel responding, “With God, nothing shall be impossible!” With Mary answering, “Behold!” “The handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.”

In short summary here a few every day aspects for observing Christmas in a practical way. How the supernatural (God and his agents like Gabriel) intersect with the natural (humanity). With Christmas representing our connection to the supernatural because our scriptures are supernatural. Like no other book ever written. They are the living breathing Word of God. And like Mary, we need to believe that with God nothing is impossible. That’s what Christmas means. Then Christmas means being responsible and faithful to our families, as emulated by Joseph. Next we Christians, must offer our support to Israel for control of Judea, Samaria. In other words, ownership of all of Palestine. And never agreeing to share, or surrender Jerusalem to Muslim jurisdiction. Christmas had a beginning when Christ was born and Christmas will end when Jesus reigns from David’s thrown in Jerusalem. An event making Christmas complete every day. We must like Mary submit ourselves, and say, “… be it unto me according to your word.” And in a nut shell, so they say, the experience of Christmas before, during and after Christmas.

For those interested in reading the scriptural account for themselves. The following scriptures were used to express these thoughts. Luke 1:26,27,31,32,33,34,37 and verse 38.

Shepherd of Souls man to man talk

Amidst the rightful glitter of the season. Perhaps a slight pause within the season for some reflections of a different sort. A challenge to emulate His attributes. With a willingness, if necessary to make the sacrifice of those who went before us. And because of them, we like lost sheep found the way unto the Shepherd of our souls.

Here’s are their memories. “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony. And they loved not their lives to the death.” Revelation 12:11.

When He opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain for the word of God and for the testimony which they held. And they cried with a loud voice saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then a white robe was given to each of them; and it was said to them that they should rest a little while longer, until both the number of their fellow servants and their brethren, who would be killed as they were, was completed. (Texts:Revelation 6:9-11).

Christmas is about a meaningful birth and a purposeful death. And so it is with you and me, His lampstands, His church. Enabled to accomplish the unusual which is our unwillingness to be obliterated. Added supernaturally by His assigned stars, His angels. And in their midst, and ours, stood Jesus. The difference maker in all combative rolls. (Texts:Revelation 1:4-8;12-18;20).

Nevertheless there are casualties in war. And as America becomes more secular and anti-christian. Destined to be destroyed because of her spiritual adulteries. Becoming hateful and vengeful towards Israel. Unable to see that Islam is not of the house of Isaac. Unwilling to cast out the evils of Islam as encouraged by the Apostle Paul. And so the nations many protagonist, will join the choir in persecuting Christians within the United States. With those lampstands of Jesus being called upon to join their brethren in death. (Texts:Galatians 4:28-31).

In the end some will understand the clause, “By his stripes we are healed.” Launched by Peter who wrote, “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth. Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not. But committed himself to him that judges righteously; who his own self bore our sins. In his own body on the tree. For we being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness; by whose stripes we are healed. For we were as sheep going astray, but are returned unto the Shepherd of our souls, 1 Peter 1:22-25.

Therefore gentlemen, having all the attributes of a man’s man. Then is it any wonder that twelve tradesmen, when given the opportunity followed him without hesitation?

Therefore; “To whom, coming, as unto a living stone, (Jesus) disallowed indeed of men but chosen of God, and precious (men committed to destroy the Christ message of Christmas). You (lampstands) are also, as living stones, are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ (so that they fail because it’s the work of Christian men to make them fail but at a cost),” 1 Peter 2:4-5.

The Christmas questions, are we, as men up to our God responsibilities? As a holy priesthood, (army) chosen by God to offer up spiritual sacrifices? If necessary, which would be acceptable to God through Jesus?

Prophetic prayer for Christmas women at work

A very different Christmas Carol. With a discussion about woman on the front lines of Christmas and beyond. Hannah, who stood up in a man’s world foreseeing and announcing God’s answer to a world troubled mostly by men. Along with a stern warning for doing the male thing, ignoring God.

But Hannah first prayed sharing her vision for a distant future generations, like ours. And said, “My heart rejoices in the LORD; my horn (authority) meaning Hannah was a source of authority in her community. Whose authority would reach us today) is exalted in the LORD. I smile at my enemies because I rejoice in Your salvation. (The Christ child). “No one is holy like the LORD; for there is none beside You. Nor is there any rock neither like our God. Talk no more so very proudly; let no arrogance come out your mouth. (Two superbly male traits pride and arrogance resulting in all kinds of trouble). For the LORD is a God of knowledge; and by Him actions are weighed. (And, America hurts! In that most governments, at all levels are made up of men. It’s a reasonable assumption that its the male presences that is the problem. More inclined to do it their way. Even if it goes against God’s way. And this seems to be so individually, as it relates to family and careers. Hannah with her Christmas message warns against it with the following). The bows of mighty men are broken, and those that stumble are girded with strength. (O! How this has played, so many times, so many different ways), 1 Samuel 2:1-4. Could the mighty of Christmas 2014 be the United States? And could the stumbler’s girded with strength be ISSI

Once again God chose a woman in order to get done what had to be done. At the right time God sent Gabriel to find a virgin whose name was Mary. Shocking Mary, the angel came and said unto her, “Hail you, who are highly favored, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women. And the angel said unto her, fear not, Mary; for you have found favor with God. (What a superlative declaration, you have found favor with God). And behold! You shall conceive in your womb, and bring forth a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father, David. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob forever (with some Americans being part of that kingdom because of his grandson Manasseh. A topic this padre has written considerably about with scriptural support. Know your scriptures, know your world); and of his kingdom there shall be no end,” Luke 1:26-33.

It was a Mary that God used to change the course of the world dynamics.. And all who have followed have served in Mary’s destiny. Because she found favor with God, and was declared to be favored among women, forever. These few passages reveal God’s faith in the leadership of women, despite Eve making a different choice. Mary corrected Eve’s mistake in Eden. Also showing God’s supernatural intervention into our history, always designed to save us from ourselves. And to a large extent, supernatural forces are at work to prevent Jesus from ruling from David’s throne in Jerusalem. By the same power broker that tricked Eve. So our Christmas Carol has a past which brought us to the present era. And it’s being challenged today, and into the unknown future.

Mary absorbing all this from Gabriel, finally said, “How shall this be, seeing that I know no man?  And the angel answered, and said unto her. The Holy Spirit shall come unto you, and the power of the Highest shall over shadow you. Therefore, that which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. (And Mary shares a Christmas wish to be emulated). ‘Lord be it unto me according to thy word,'” Luke 1:34-38.

Like Hannah, Mary declared, “My soul does magnify the Lord. And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. Holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation. He has shown strength, with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imaginations of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. (Perhaps Mary’s plea for women to join her, as change makers. With some going down in history as visionary crusaders). Because God has a way of, “filling the hungry with good things; and the rich he sends away empty,” Luke 1:46-53.

Christmas stories 2 untold

Two women centuries apart had their own Christmas stories to tell the world community. Christmas can’t be understood apart from Jewish history. Because Jews, and Christians fall under the same umbrella of God’s ordinances. Because we have it written, “And if you be Christ’s, then are you Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise,” Galatians 3:29. Resulting in the abundance of God’s bounties or wrath. Depending upon individual personal choices or national collective choices as nations.

For Israelis this abundance of bounties or wrath has been a roller coaster ride between the two. Christians have not fared much better over the centuries. Except for two extra ordinary nations, Great Britain and the United States. But things are changing, as both nations are slipping more and more towards God’s wrath. And not by default, but by deliberate choice.

Our first woman shared this Christmas story with the world with these words. “And Hannah prayed,” and said, ‘my heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn (strength) is exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged over my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation,”‘ 1 Samuel 2:1. Here Hannah gave the world her prophetic awareness of the birth of our LORD Jesus Christ. She goes on in verse two saying, “There is none holy like the LORD; for there is none beside you, neither is there any rock like our God.” Followed by this warning, … “the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed, verse 3.

Hannah’s prophetic Christmas story hails these bounties of gifts upon God’s faithful. “The bows of mighty men are broken, and they that stumble are girded with strength,” verse 4. She went on to counsel, “The LORD makes poor and the LORD makes rich; he brings low and lifts up,” verse seven.

“He raises up the poor from the dust. And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes. And to make them inherit the throne of glory; for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and he has set the world upon them,” verse eight.

It is not for anyone to judge Israel, as to whether they are reaping God’s bounties or His wrath. This though can be said, Israel as a nation has rejected the everlasting gospel, as dispatched by the angel of Revelation 14:6. Which is not a good omen for any individual or nation. So maybe for now, God will turn the tables upon Israel and give victory to her Arab/Muslim enemies that surround her.

It’s amazing how this little Israeli state, smaller than California, has been able to fend off her avowed enemies. Who have boldly announced their determined purpose to eradicate Israel from the face of the earth. And they have backed their talk with action. But have failed and failed and failed because of Hannah’s Christmas prophecy.

Succeed yet they might, and if you haven’t noticed, notice, because the United States is moving away from Israel towards support of her avowed enemies. A move the United States will regret. Because ultimately this will occur, “He will keep the feet of his saints and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail. The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he thunder upon them. The LORD shall judge the ends of the earth; and he shall give strength unto His king (Jesus) and exalt the horn (authority) of His anointed,” verses 9-10.

In those few verses, we have the Christmas story, “I rejoice in your salvation,” Hannah, 10th century B.C. The travail of earthly struggles and there climatic end.

The other woman of our Christmas pageantry, Mary, pretty much echo’s the same prophetic story as Hannah. And Mary said, “My soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden; for behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For He has done to me great things; and holy is His name. And His mercy is upon them that fear Him from generation to generation,” Luke 1:46-50.

Note verses 51-52, as related to world affairs. “He has shown strength with His arm and has scattered the proud in the indignation of their hearts. He has put the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. Historians are amazed, as the nations greatest generation, World War Two veterans over came some seemingly insurmountable odds to turn the tide of defeat into victory. Perhaps with the Normandy invasion being the greatest from, 06 June 1944-01 September 1944. Because from the cold waters, as troops valiantly climbed treacherous mountains, as open targets from above. To send the Germans into permanent retreat. And in the Pacific the battle for Iwo Jima from, 19 February 1945-26 March 1945. American victories occurred because of Luke 1:51-52, “He has shown strength with His arms; he has scattered the proud with in the imagination of their hearts. He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree.”

But in the end, for a spell, America’s enemies might be exalted. Mary capsules it this way, “He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty,” verse 53. America is not the humble Christ fearing and Christ honoring nation of World War Two. And no doubt she’ll pay her dues for her godless treachery.

Our Christmas pageantry is really  about verses 54-55, “He has helped his servant, Israel, in remembrance of his mercy. As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed forever.” If one is Christ, as taught in, Galatians 3:29, then you are of Abraham’s seed and of the family of Israel. On occasions, when Christmas becomes more secular than spiritual God’s wrath becomes necessary in order to appreciate His fruitful bounties
The best way to determine individual or a nations barometer as to whether to expect to see the abundance of His bounties or the fury of His wrath. Is to observe how Christmas is celebrated. Does one observe the Christmas spirit of Hannah and Mary or the opposite.

His Christmas wish

His wish, though simple could be costly. So simple that it’s wrapped in two words. Follow me, as recorded in Matthew 4:19. And those who responded to that first call set off a revolution that changed the world. The early change was magnificent. It was meant to be a united catholic church with catholic meaning universal. But unfortunately becoming, the Roman Catholic Church, with its pontiffs becoming the brutal enemy of Jesus, who said upon this rock will I build my church.

But as time progressed this new catholic movement became very oppressive. Becoming  indistinguishable from the evils it sought to destroy. Then a reformation took place and protestantism was born. It hasn’t fared much better becoming, so splintered with isms, so numerous that they out number the stars in God’s sky. And in some incidences their evils are indistinguishable, from the evils they were born to eradicate. No doubt the state of the church today gives Jesus little cause for merry making celebrations. But that could change, if God in his mercy gave us another chance. A chance to bear fruits worthy of our repentance.

So, if Jesus Christ had a street address today in your town U.S.A. Would he not expect his church to accept his wish, follow me? And then, if his followers lived their lives in accordance with the New Testament account of his life. Another reformation would be born. After all his church through his leadership has done it more than once. Then his church, like Jesus himself, would be no friend of the government or the splintered religious hierarchy down the street and around the corner from where you live.

Two thousand years ago the religious authorities found Christ to be a threat to their doctrines. The governmental authorities found him to be a revolutionary. Therefore, a threat to governmental stability which could result in the overthrow of their government. By today’s rhetorical noise, that would have earned him and his followers the terrorist label. The solution then was to kill him, as it would most likely be today. And extinguish his followers by taking away their tax exempt status. What would the modern church do, if it had to rough it in the wild?

Surely the Christ of Bethlehem would want his church to be be a menace to the government directing its change. Because this government is a machine for incompetence, and economic injustice. After all, how can they explain, why a nation centuries old has an immigration problem? Answer! Because corporate conglomerates lured immigrants into low paying and oppressive working conditions. And the government looked the other way. Giving life to corporate greed at the expense of American citizens. And now the government wants to punish the American people because they created the so called fiscal cliff. Which really is the fiscal cliff of governmental incompetency. How else can a debt approaching 18 trillion dollars be explained?

Get This! The International Business Times at 11:00 hrs. EST, reported that the Pentagon is spending $10 million daily on its war against ISSI and $1.1B since 14 June 2014. With nothing to show for it other than governmental rhetoric saying that the war will take years to win.
The solution is for, we the people, in and through Jesus must get angry at three corrupt forces in America. Which are the politicians, apostate Christianity and greedy oppressive corporate conglomerates by throwing them out of their respective concrete castles. Labeling them for what they are, the great fornicators causing many to stumble. Suddenly, another angle appeared, saying, “Babylon is fallen that great city because she has made all the nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” (cp Revelation 14:8).

Today the American government, apostate Christianity and corporate conglomerates speak as one voice. They are on the verge of being the perfect replica of that great city whose intoxicating wine will destroy many more. The United States is modern day Babylon! There is no hope for a reprieve unless people accept the call of Christ, “follow me,” by remaking their world. It could become a remarkable achievement for the honor and glory of Jesus Christ.

Two thousand years later millions call themselves Christians. Many faithfully exercise the symbolism of the Christ opposition to the religious, governmental authorities and corporate thugs. This is done through ritualistic remembrances as they travel through the church calendar for the year. Which should be done as a reminder of the Christ purpose and mission. It must be more than just ritualistic remembrances. Somehow many devout Christians, seem to have fallen asleep. They must be awakened and called into service to alter the path of this nation. There is a great need to silence the power of apostate Christianity and its influence upon the government.

Our national constitution calls for a separation of church and state. There intent was to keep the government out of the church. Not the church out of the government. Perhaps the founders knew that the two could not co-exist as one entity. Because one would corrupt the other, rendering both useless and ineffective. The church and the state have nothing in common. The state is all about control of the population for its own purposes. Which has led to that cliff hanger hoping to find a way to continue. Which is what political discussions are really about whenever Obama, Reed and Boehner confer over state issues. In January power corrupter Reed drops out of the equation and is replaced by another power corrupter named McConnell. Same equation same answer! That answer will allow you to follow the United States to ruination because their answer is godless.
We have three co-equal branches of government. The beauty of our constitution is the governments co-equal partners gets its authority from the people. It is the responsibility of the people to make sure the government serves and provides for the needs of the people.

That should be the role of the Christian church.The church gets its authority through the example of Jesus Christ. A reading of the gospels clearly portrays Christ as a person who challenged the governmental authorities of his day. We Christians should follow his example. Even if it means being labeled terrorist. For Christ said, Those who do not take upon themselves the cause of the cross. By following me, are not worthy of me, Matthew 10:38.

For the most part, the modern Christian church is not recognizable as an institution that mirrors the Christ example. If America is going to be spared, from even greater hardships, just around the corner. The church needs to be revitalized and respond to His command, “follow me.”

A stranger in town

Who has believed our report? And to whom is the way of the LORD revealed?

For he shall grow up before him like like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he has no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we esteem him stricken of God and afflicted.

He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement our our peace was beyond him; and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.

He was taken from prison and from judgment. And who shall declare His generation? For He was cut off off the land of the living. For the transgressions of My people, was he stricken.

And they made His grave with the wicked, and with the rich in His death because He had done no violence, neither was any deceit in His mouth.

Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see his seed, He shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

He shall see of the labor of His soul, and shall be satisfied. By His knowledge shall My righteous justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities.

Therefore, will I divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong. Because He has poured out his soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressor; and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:1-12.

There we have the Christmas story. He shall grow up before him like a tender plant. Leaving the Christmas scene of his birth and growing up to soon. Only to be despised and rejected. Becoming a man acquainted with grief. And because, we all like sheep went our own ways. Being separated from God by our sins. God wounded him with our sins by offering his soul as a sin offering. And though smitten with painful stripes, by his executioners. He uttered not a word of objection even though innocent. This Christmas, though numbered with the transgressors, he prays for his transgressors, us! Welcome the stranger to your town, and make Jesus, a stranger no more. Because! That’s the real story of Christmas.

Ebenezer Scrooge of the season

“And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country, when I reflect that God is just; that his justice can’t sleep forever,” Thomas Jefferson Query 18, 1781.

Sometimes, I wonder, if the succession of American presidents was in anyway associated with their awareness of God’s destiny for America. If not, Thomas Jefferson, the man who would become the nations third president. And considered the primary author of the nations Declaration of Independence had some accurate insights.

You’ll notice that Jefferson raised some interesting thoughts with his 18 query, meaning questions in 1781. As the one, directed to the State of Virginia.

First, a personal observation which prompted this discussion. During the last several years, I have spent a considerable amount of time among some rather gifted intellectual students. Observing that they had no hesitation to be dishonest or even to be discreet with their unethical behaviors.

There was a time in America when the Ten Commandments were prominently displayed in the nations classrooms. It was not unusual to see a Bible displayed on a teachers desk. And not, absent from that duo was the American flag. What effect did such displays have on American students, who knows? But some remember observing a commandment which read, “Thou shalt not steal,” Exodus 20:15. In this particular environment there was no flag present to offer ones pledge to God and nation. And long gone is student recitation of the Lord’s Prayer. And in this particular environment, not even the modern day, moment of silence.

Little doubt that America has found it’s way successfully to becoming a godless nation. It’s no longer inspirational to uphold America’s destiny as a city on a hill whose light of godly integrity could not be hidden, Matthew 5:14. There was a time when American education meant combining God and nation as one inseparable unit. A unit that is described as a light that is not hidden. But put on a lampstand because it gives of its brilliant light for the nation and the world, Matthew 5:14-15. America of yesterday! With only one intention in mind. That our light would so shine that everyone would know our individual and collective good works, and glorify our Father, who is in heaven, Matthew 5:16. So in the end, American education should be about preparing students to glorify our Father, who is indeed in heaven. With the secondary benefit being a power full and prosperous people and nation.

And so, Jefferson raised indeed two important queries. Which the twenty first century Christ believing, and serving church must address; if America is to remain a powerful prosperous people and nation.

For we in Christ, like Jefferson know, that God is just, and his justice can’t sleep forever. Because we have this promise recorded, “Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a person sows that shall they also reap. For they that sow to their flesh shall reap of the flesh corruption, but they that sow to the Spirit shall reap of the Spirit life everlasting,” Galatians 6:7-8. Because old Ebenezer hasn’t changed any. Always denying the spirit of the season. Hopefully, we have some tiny Tim’s willing to convert our Ebenezer’s to the Christ of the season.

This padre has a repertoire of discussions to present. That will educate those interested in our Lord’s ordained destiny for America from the scriptures, as part of Matthew 5:14-16. And another repertoire of actions designed to reverse the godlessness through out the nations educational system. Interested? Contact made through the ‘contact us’ tab associated with the navigation link. Because, if we are not overtaken in our duty to Jesus; then in due season, we shall reap life everlasting, Galatians 6:9.

Missing links birth of Christ found

What a mystery, determining the birthday for the baby Jesus. Yesterday we learned why. Ended up being a little scary. More like Halloween because of its scariness. The difference though it’s real!

Maybe knowing His birthday isn’t important, because after all, it’s a human thing. Because we are talking about a person, who had no beginning and is without an ending. Which for many makes Him a very intriguing person. So we learn this about the life of Jesus as it unfolded, revealing him to be a person of astonishing courage and talent, if the latter can be labeled a talent. Defying government, religious officials, healing the sick, even returning life to the dead and his murder by the Jews and Romans. Most astonishing his own return to life. Which he said, was symbolic to the experience most of his followers would encounter. But just like himself, they would never taste the second death. Because they too, would be resurrected to life. A life with Him, forever!

Nevertheless, hearing Him teach, and then seeing His courage and life defying accomplishments. It’s amazing his followers never marked his birth date. One would have thought, that they would have wanted to commemorate His birth for all posterity. The birth of such an unusual man. Just as remarkable, nor did any contemporary historians date his birth.

Then what are we to make of this? Maybe this! God commemorated his birth as follows “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod, the king, behold, came wise men from the East to Jerusalem. Saying, “Where is He born king of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East, and have come to worship him,” Matthew 2:1-2.

But that was then, it’s different for most today. Saying it’s just a clever made up fable from some very imaginative minds? The grand hoax of history? These wise men represent the first secularization of Jesus. With most today coming to observe Jesus as Santa through glittering lights, mistletoe and halls decked with holly. Capped with gift giving and celebrators of plentiful dinners. For most, yes, it’s a hoax. Turned into a time of fun, and relaxation. And that’s why Christmas lives on the way it does, for so many. Helped along by profiteers, who worship the season for jingles it puts in their depleted bank accounts.

Here are those found missing links for the birth of Christ. The Bible is the worlds most unusual book. Though printed on inked pages. Having had endured endless translations. It’s accuracy has been preserved. Because it’s the living breathing Word of God, as announced in Revelation 19:13. Where we find a missing link to Christmas, “And he (Jesus) was clothed with a vesture (His body) dipped in blood; and his name is called THE WORD OF GOD.” That’s quite a journey from his birth to his declaration, “Abba, meaning Father,” it’s finished, it’s the meaning of Mark 14:36. Thus creating another found link to the birth of Christ. Because from His finished experience of life. THE LIVING WORD OF GOD lives within the Christians of Christmas. As recorded in 1 Corinthians 6:19, “WHAT! Know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who dwells in you, whom you have of God, and you are not your own.” Can you imagine that during the season of gift giving its God who gives. With this being as magical, as it is mysterious, an occurrence bearing this phenomenon. “The Spirit, living breathing WORD of GOD bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of (Christmas) God,” Romans 8:16. Here is what makes that experience possible, yet another found link to the Christ of Christmas. Though different from Adam, the birthing process is the same, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of live and he became a living soul,” Genesis 2:7. And incidentally, death can’t occur until God withdraws his breath from his creations nostrils.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas, if it was just about receiving, would it? No not at all! So hears the gift God wants for Christmas. We were costly said God; therefore, glorify Me in your body and in your spirit. Because all of you, belongs to me. (Text:1 Corinthians 6:20).

And for you naysayers, who can’t accept what you’ve read. Here’s why, it was prophetically announce in Isaiah 53:1, “Who has believed our report? To whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?” That arm reaches out, “Unto you a Savior is born,” Luke 2:11. And answered through John 12:39-40, “Therefore they could not believe … He has blinded their eyes, and hardened their hearts; that they should not see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and be *converted,* and I should heal them.” You have the breath of God in you; but you will not become a living soul, until you are *converted* to the Christ of Christmas. Then you’ll find the missing link of his birth. But; the links can’t be found through reasoning, only through personal experience. Then as you mature in Christ, the aforementioned will be understood. Merry Christmas, it’s an everyday experience.

Legacy of Christmas and its associated tragedies

Determining the birth date for the baby Jesus is impossible. The Bible does not provide a date for his birth. As the life of Jesus unfolded, revealing him to be a person of astonishing talents. Defying governments, and religious officials, healing the sick, and even returning life to the dead. His murder by the Jews and Romans. Most astonishing his own return to life. Which he said was symbolic to the experience most humans would encounter. But like himself, they would never taste the second death. Because, they too, would be resurrected to life.

For reasons unknown, his followers never marked his birth date. One would have thought, that they would have wanted to commemorate his birth for all posterity. The birth of such an unusual man.

Just as remarkable, nor did any contemporary historians of his time date his birth.

So why the twenty fifth of December? Was there something special about that day? Yes! many think that our celebration of his birth on the twenty fifth is associated with the celebration of the Roman Saturnalia. It was a Roman festival held in late December to honor the God Saturn. The festival was celebrated by merry making of large banquets and the exchange of gifts. Some think that this celebration lasted up to a week. Saturn being associated with darkness and death. The darkness of Saturn was behind the Romans now with the solstice moving towards greater light. Saturnalia was really a celebration of the unconquered sun. Darkness and death would always give way to light and life. It did not matter, if it was associated with farming or human life. Light and life prevailed!

By now, the early Christians were being vigorously persecuted by the Romans. Christians picked the twenty fifth because they could easily celebrate the birth of Christ with great festivity, and not be noticed because of Saturnalia. It was easy for Christians to blend in and celebrate the movement of the sun from darkness to light. Of course they celebrated the advent of Christ as the son of righteousness with all of its associated meanings.

It is thought today that concept of festivity and gift giving among Christians had its roots in that Roman celebration. That is not entirely true. In those days it cost something to be a Christian. Costs like prosecutions, torture, imprisonment, and executions. Executions resulting from your head being removed from the rest of your body. Torture by being placed in the gelatin. With the executioner making sure that the neck was properly placed on the cutting block. Wondering if the cutting blade would gracefully makes its descent without jamming. If it did jam, the executioner would just host the blade back up and try again.

All because the condemned, of that time, professed Christ as Savior and Lord. Savior because they recognized their state of sin. Lord because they renounced their sin, and bore the cause of Christ.

No fashionable clothes or fancy buildings called mega churches today. Because as many as ten thousand may gather at any one time to be entertained. Fine musicals, and talented orators keep the flock faithful. Free from persecutions or prosecutions because of their belief in Christ.

It took a while, but the civil authorities finally wised up. They knew they could not defeat these committed Christians. They knew these Christians would succeed in turning their world up side down and inside out. so they legalized Christianity and today we have a wimpy church.

Rome had made it a crime to be a Christian. Christ was murdered because he violated both civil and religious law. Even in Christ’s time the civil authorities feared Jesus. Today we have a church neither feared or respected my millions. They found no reason to murder him. So they turned him over to the Jews, who did. But the guilt is equally shared by the Romans because they controlled the legal system. And the Romans, could have prevented his murder. Today we Christians could be the controlling authority, if we wanted it bad enough. Thus preventing paganism from sweeping the country.

Making a long story short this what the civil authorities learned. Recognize religion by giving it a prominent place in society. With that recognition comes two results. First, the government has a mechanism for the control of the people. Their old nemesis the Christians. Last, but not least in importance, the state rendered Christians a useless threat to civil rule. Which is really a tragic history, for the church which started around the third century. With each new century making the church a little more ridiculous.

Another tragedy is banging at the door of the church! It is the Muslim community, who will never accept Christianity as having a vital role in their own world. That is what the conflict in the Middle East really boils down to. Turkey, a Muslim state not allowed membership in the Christian European Union. The failed conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq two more examples. Added to the heap an even greater danger, ISSI.

The merging threat to Christian dominance around the Horn of Africa, The conflict between Christian Ethiopia and the Somali Islamic militia. Islam is obsessed with a disease diagnosed as jihad. It is beginning to spread through out the United States. Unless this germ is destroyed, it will render all resemblances of meaningful Christianity to the death of ashes.

In order for there to be any regional peace Christian countries are going to have to abdicate all business as usual in Middle Eastern countries. Get out is the mantra there! Moving to Africa, Ethiopia is a much a Muslim nation as it is Christian. Islamic forces like the Somali Islamists make it impossible for Christians survived there let alone practice Christianity there. That is the goal wherever Muslims are in the majority. And they will succeed despite being told differently by the United States. The most hated government in the world by Muslims. Except for Israel. Think not! That this not the ultimate Islamic goal for Christianity in America.

This object lesson, Americans need to put people in congress, who will pass laws, to get rid of the Muslim presence in the United States. Based upon Paul’s advice to all the churches in Galatia. Paul asked? Nevertheless what does the Scriptures say? “Cast out the bondwoman and her son, (Ishmael), for the bondwoman and her son shall not be heir with the son of the free-woman, (Issac), ” Galatians 4:30; Genesis 21:10. Why? Because, “Now we, brethren, as Isaac are the children of promise. But he, who was born according to the flesh then persecuted him who was born according to the spirit, even so it is now,” Galatians 4:29.
Since we do not know the exact date for the birth of Christ this sheds a little light on how Christmas became so commercialized and neutralized. We Christians need to move away from the darkness of Saturn to the light of the Son. Failure to do so may once again see Christians celebrating the birth of Christ in the shadows of yet another oppressor, Islam.

Heaven Beckons

During the Christmas season some worthy questions for Christendom. If we Christians, answer in the affirmative, shouldn’t the forth coming prompt make America, and the world very different? “A son honors his father. A servant his master. If I am the Father, where is my honor? And if, I am a Master, where is My reverence? And if I be a Master, where is my fear? Says the LORD of hosts unto you.” (Text: Malachi 1:6a).

My prayer, God have mercy on me for not doing enough. How about you? Want it to be different in 2015? Study the contents of Christmas discussions to follow.

Assemble your own action plan. Keeping in mind that a house is built one brick at a time, nailed by one nail at a time sheltered one window and shingled one shingle at a time. With this end in mind a house that shows our Father his honor and due reverence.

From Yesterday to Today

“And! Have we now forgotten that powerful Friend? Or do we imagine, that we no longer need His assistance? I have lived, Sir a long time; and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this Truth, that God governs in the Affairs of Men. And if a Sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his Notice, is it probable that an Empire can rise without his Aid?” Benjamin Franklin, 1787, as he called for prayers during our Constitutional Convention.

The prophet Daniel in a picturesque penmanship wrote, “The first was like a lion (national symbol of Great Britain) and had eagles wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.” (scriptural text:Daniel 7:3). The national symbol of Great Britain is the lion. Daniel while dreaming saw this lion as a creature with wings. With its wings being plucked off and lifting skyward. Finding its place on a distant shore, America. And made to stand on two feet like a man. And a man’s heart was given to it. All picturesque of the United States who adopted the bald eagle as its national symbol. Becoming a nation of generosity an tagged as Uncle Sam.

But today, America has lost her fight, as the magnificent bald eagle, who had broken loose from the back of the lion, Great Britain. And told to stand up on its feet and given the heart of a man, Uncle Sam. Today Uncle Sam sails anchor less, in the oceans of confusion. All from the prophet Daniel, making prophecy timely and always ageless.

“And he changes the times and seasons; he removes kings, and sets up kings; he gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to those who know understanding. He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness and light dwells with him.” (scriptural text: Daniel 2: 21-22).

“A State, I cheerfully admit, is the noblest work of man. But man, himself, free and honest is, I speak as to this world, the noblest work of God,” James Wilson, 1793, an expression from Chisholm v. Georgia, 1783.

Expressions, and a nations history that anchored her greatness. Modern America seems to have forgotten who anchored that greatness. Causing God to look the other way, as the great eagle plunders featherless to the ground. Her anchor having broken loose from its divine foundation and wonders aimlessly in the hostile waters of nothingness. Forfeiting the essences of American greatness, “American exceptionalism.” Divinely ordained, to lead the world, as an exceptional nation unlike any other in human history. Better than other countries because God made her, “fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall.” (scriptural text:Genesis 49:22). Giving her the entrepreneurship ability for her people to become the recipients of a land flowing with milk and honey. Milk and honey an Old Testament expression for a people, who honor God in all their transactions.

Is it ISSI and the forces among us

Jesus said, “The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches,” Revelation 1:20.

Jesus was not talking about concrete and wood edifices no matter how imposing in structure or number. Rather the golden lampstands are picturesque of people. Symbolized as golden because they are pure and thus indestructible. Because they have experienced the non-comprehensible human experience of 2 Corinthians 5:17, which reads, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation; behold all things have become new.” Creating an imposing edifice of community not of flesh and blood. But of the following, “But if we walk in the light, as He is light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His son cleanses us from sin,” 1 John 1:7.

From there one never knows who is among them. We have this account from Exodus 3:2, “And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame from the midst of the bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.” And, the life of a sheep herder named Moses was changed forever.

“And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of the Ulai.” Who called and said, “Gabriel make this man understand the vision,” Daniel 8:16. And Daniel was privileged to see a history, reaching a time that is perhaps ours. (cp Daniel 8:19).

“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressions have reached their fullness. When the transgressors have reached their fullness. A king shall arise having fierce features, who understands sinister schemes. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power. (cp Daniel 8:23).

His power shall be mighty, but not his own power. He shall destroy fearfully, and shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. (cp Daniel 8:24).

Through his cunning he shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule. And he shall exalt himself in his heart. He shall destroy many in their prosperity. He shall even rise against the Prince of princes. But he shall be broken, without human means,” Daniel 8:25.

“And the vision of the evenings and mornings which was told is true. Therefore seal up the vision, for it refers to many days in the future,” Daniel 8:26.

“And I, Daniel, fainted and was sick for days. Afterward I arose and went about the king’s business. I was astonished by the vision, but no one understood it,” Daniel 8:27.

Is it ISSI? We don’t know with absolute certainty, do we? But the early stages of ISSI coming out of nowhere to become a global threat is both impressive and challenging. And, look at the effect it had upon Daniel. Wonder if it’ll have the same effects upon we the churches of Christ?

Study the graphic details of what this king or caliphate is able to do. Having a fierceness absent of fear with an ability survive through the paranormal described as sinister schemes, v.23. Arriving on the world stage, one suspects through the power of the angel of light. Islam presents itself as light to a darkened world. The world’s liberator, and provider for what the worlds citizenry wants, peace and stability. (cp Daniel 8:24).

It’ll be accomplished this way by ISSI, or a power yet to arrive. Paul warns us by saying, “For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder for Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light,” 2 Corinthians 11:14.

And in the process, the ISSI menace or something yet ahead will be feared as it destroys. And along the way, the best efforts of community of nations led by the United States will cause this power to prosper and thrive. With the tables being turned as he destroys the mighty of the worlds military powers. Including the holy people. (cp Daniel 8:24).

Who are the holy people? If this madness led by evil is ISSI, at the top of their kill calender would have to be Christ’ golden lampstands who are made holy through their redemption by Jesus. And the only force capable of destroying ISSI or a future evil. Because there are angelic influences among the holy ones, his lampstands, so said Jesus. (cp Revelation 1:20).

We have this sacred declaration that should cause all lampstands to fear similar to Daniel’s reaction. By deceit ISSI, or an evil yet to emerge will prosper through deceit. Exalting with inward confidence to rearrange the world order. Even though they are many and declared as prosperous and mighty. Because, prosperity guarantees power. (cp Daniel 8:25).

ISSI or a future evil emersed in self deception thinking that he is God. And will move to install himself as the earthly promise fulfilled. God’s kingdom on earth. And from that act by proclaiming himself as the Prince of princes; with suddenness destruction is experienced by means other than human. (cp Daniel 8:25).

It will happen, maybe not by the evil alluded to because it has God’s seal that it will occur. (cp Daniel 8:26).

Patriotism another name for Paganism

Revolutionary Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini in 1980 boasted. “We do not worship Iran; we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism, I say let this land burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.”

And his revolution which was launched, 16 January 1979, some credit as being the date when Islam declared war upon the United States. Muslims in America, or any where in the world are not interested in national patriotism. Islam worships Allah and not nation states. It gives clarity to Islamic intentions and goals everywhere. Fortified with a Khomeini definition of patriotism, as just being another name for paganism. And if, cities must burn and people die, let it be so because all that matters is that Islam emerges as victor to the rest of the world.

And until that is not just understood, but acted upon by nation states, then their lands will be ravished by Islamic violence, until Islam emerges as triumphant there.

Nation states must put to death the propaganda that they have accepted from the Khomeini’s of the world every time violence occurs. Which is to instantly, emerge from their military fortresses that they call masques. With extended tearful cries for sympathy because of such senseless violence. Declaring that it was the work of a few miss guided Muslims. When their hearts join Khomeini singing let the world see another triumph for Islam.

Some may wonder, what special insight is given one, to know the heart felt beatings of another? From two hearts is the responses, first from the heart of one that no Muslims publicly will challenge. And until they do, all Muslims must be seen as God’s enemy, the enemy of every non-Muslim because no one, or any nation will be safe. So here is what makes a Muslim heart beat with the joy of Islamic evil. It was said by the one, who inherited the mantel of evil from Ishmael, the father of Islam. Their prophet Muhammad in his farewell address in March 632, left behind these instructions to be followed. “I was ordered to fight all men unto they say, ‘there is no god but Allah.'” And since his death, Muslims have added. There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah which must be echoed all over the world.

There you have the global heart beat of the Muslim community, no matter where a Muslim is found. That’s what’s in store for America, unless America wakes up, and is prepared to fight to rid America of an evil worse than Nazism. Meaning evil will fight back because evil never surrenders without a savage fight.

Now the other heart beat, ‘The Heart of God,’ who instructed Moses to prophecy the following. “And he (Ishmael Genesis 16:11), father of Islam will be a wild man; and his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell among his brethren,” Genesis 16:12. Wild destructive behavior among Muslims is what plagues Islam from within and the rest of the world. The strong deadly archer of, Genesis 21:20, with Egypt playing a significant role in Islamic wildness, vs. 21, then as it does today. Through the Egyptian Brotherhood, who were the brains behind the creation of al Qaeda. The Egyptian Brotherhood is suspected as being one of the financial sources of support for a proposed $100 million construction of a huge 13 story mosque at Ground Zero. Which for now is in a holding pattern because of public opposition, until tabled. The F.B.I. has a most wanted list of Muslim jihadist with 7 out 22 of them are Egyptian.

The heart of God knows evil, and did so, by going directly to the source. It’s unfortunate that most Americans and their government can’t accept the truth from the heart of the source. Islam is beyond being dangerous because Islam is pure authentic evil.

The brighter side of the heart of God, also has a brother/sisterhood effect. It’s global and dwells within His creation. And comes to life, as the result of ones 2nd. birth which is identifiable through 2 Corinthians 5:17. And then works, as follows, “There is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives him wisdom,” Job 32:8, Followed by, “The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD. Searching all the inner dephts of his heart,” Proverbs 20:27. From all that know this, “For you will light my lamp; the LORD, my God will enlighten my darkness,” Psalms 18:28. Experience, and know those truths, and become a discerning godly vessel of truth. But it requires plenty of this, “Be still and know that I am God,” Psalms 46:10a, because His vessels represent His power of exaltation among the heathen. Our duty is to exalt Him through out the earth, Psalms 46:10b.

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