A date with happenchance

With war and baseball on the horizon. Here’s a tale about happenchance that involves both of them. Happenchance is about being in the right place at the right time. Even during the intensity of major war battles, where death is more probable.

Our protagonist, a rather unknown fellow, now deceased. But death, though it wanted him in a desperate way, had to wait eighty five years to capture him.

During the battles that claimed thousands of American lives, the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge. There he emerged unscratched, but four times a soldier next to him was killed.

When our American heroes shipped home in 1945, he was bumped from a transport flight at the last minute. Happenchance was on his side again, as death couldn’t capture him. Although all those on board for home never made it alive, as the plane crashed.

Now home, he resumed his baseball career. Traveling with the class B Spokane Indians on a bus trip across Washington. Perhaps death had staked it claim of him once again. But the bus stopped for food, and he was informed that he had been promoted to triple A baseball. He grabbed his gear and hitchhiked to Spokane. The bus departed and crashed into a canyon killing nine of his former teammates.

Everything takes time, but despite his escapes from the cold grip of death. It was that last incident that Jack Lohrke became known as Lucky Lohrke. But death can only be denied so many times, for at age eighty five death finally captured him. When death inflicted Lucky Lohrke with a deadly stroke. (source: Sports Illustrated, Scoreboard page 20, 11 May 2009)

So from the perspective of Jesus, was Lucky Lohrke less of a sinner because he escaped death so many times? Or, did death capture the others because they were bad people?

Jesus shared this incident with us, saying, “Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them. Do you think that they were  worse sinners than all other people who dwell in Jerusalem? I tell you no; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish,” Luke 13:4-5.

When death strikes at an inopportune time, we mortals often express wonderment. Saying that the deceased was in the wrong place at the wrong time. According to Jesus; it’s not a matter of being in the right or wrong place, when death appears. It’s just a matter of *happenchance* with Jesus offering this perspective. He makes the sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and unjust. (cp Matthew 5:45).

With all of this, what was most important to Jesus was expressed in Luke 13:5, which was that he didn’t want anyone to perish. Because they, failed to repent of their sins. And believe, what is taught in John 3:16. Which is that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. Gently we should guide our people in a simple three step process. The confession of sin, belief in Jesus as ones only way to avoid the ultimate which is to perish and then to be baptized. Peter answering the question, what shall we do? “Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit,” Acts 2:38.

The confession of a priest

Soon after my ordination, this young clergyman became disillusioned with the church. Because little difference seemed to exists between the people inside the church, who called themselves Christians. And the people outside of the church, who denied any association with the Christ or His Church.

Faced with the prospect of leaving the church was troublesome. I had studied and trained very hard to be accepted as a candidate for ordination. After a two day ordeal of examination by a council of clergyman, they announced that they found me fit for ordination. A date was set for my ordination. Invitations were sent out to family, friends, and associated churches.

On that most eventful Sunday afternoon, I knelt and listened to my vows as they were put to me. After each one, I announced, I do. Then the ritual of ordination was exercised by the church fathers. Finally, in what seemed like an eternity, I heard music. The choir sung ever so softly. It was announced that I had been ordained into the priesthood. Although young, I advanced quickly through the ranks. Surely destined for power and authority, so some thought. Though troublesome, I did leave the organized church.

Found real satisfaction in the inner city or ghetto. My whole experience there caused me to re-examine the meaning of what it meant when Christ said, “follow me,” Matthew 4:19. What did it mean to follow Christ?

The answer to that question is lengthy, but for the sake of brevity this is some of what it meant for me. It meant setting up a structure that provided shelter, food, health care, education, and employment. Along with whatever else needed to be accomplished in the service of the people for the glory and honor of Jesus Christ. (cp Matthew 25:35-36).

Component programs had to be created to meet the needs of the community. For example, these people needed health care. A doctor was found and a health clinic was opened. Writing about that experience with so few words makes it sound like it was a simple undertaking. It took many hours of hard work. Opposition to such a clinic was monumental and just plain exhausting. From exhaustion, the follower of Christ comes to the communion table.

Communion has unique aspects. It is the celebration of the life of Christ. Combined with the sacrifice of Christ. Aspects every Christian should deeply study. Much is to be learned through such contemplative study. Then the communion celebrant will begin to learn how to offer ones life in sacrifice and service to others. With communion becoming a festivity of renewal and camaraderie. Among Christians who have experienced the hard work of advancing the cause of Christ.

Communion was never meant to be a Sunday morning ritual for people in their Sunday attire without the work and sweat of advancing the cause of Christ.

Sometimes, when people experience the generosity of Christians. They decide they want to become followers of Christ. Instruction is then provided. First and foremost, is the necessity for repentance, and acceptance of Jesus Christ as ones personal Savior. Time is spent helping people change life habits that are self destructive and harmful to others because it hinders the cause of Christ. All the talk, and listening is useless. Unless the unexplainable occurs which is supernatural in nature. The apostle Paul found it and experienced it. So by God’s grace, Paul shared it with us. These are scared words, “Therefore if any person be in Christ, they become new creations. Old things are passed away; BEHOLD, all things are become new,” 2 Corinthians 5:17.

Once the instructions are completed they are encouraged to seek baptism into the body of Christ. Then encouraged to embrace the Christ challenge of follow Me. Which means to go out into the community where one lives, and serve.

Magic of future telling made easy

Perhaps a decisive time, precipitated by 9/11, in world history occurred in some respects, when President George W. Bush unleashed the nations war machine against Iraq. Bush went to war with Iraq under false pretenses, as most know today. But did, Bush have a choice? I suspect not! Iraq needed that war to usher in ISSI.

But for reasons, other than, what most historians can only see from a secular perspective. Which in itself, has some merit. They saw the war, as an American attempt to capitalize upon the Iraqi rich oil fields. And with the opportunity to establish a powerful American military power base in the region. Accompanied with the intent to protect Israel, and in particular Jerusalem. Not only Sunni Muslims in Iraq but Muslims in general hate the United States for the aforementioned. It’s the big guy on the block bullying the little guys. But the little guys have discovered, that they are not so little after all. Rag tag Islamist as a military force have hog tied the United States and its allies. And are skillfully sending them to slaughter house to be slaughtered.

Certainly at that time, the electorate should have pushed the democratically controlled congress. For nothing less than censorship, or impeachment. But preferably a trip to the International Court of Justice in the Netherlands for both Bush and Cheney as war criminals. But the best of attempts to do so failed on all fronts. That’s a generalization from a secular perspective. Absent any spiritual insights.

Here, then, is a spiritual perspective. Events then, up through now suggest that God was continuing to rearrange the global order. Note this spiritual fact, from the book of Proverbs. “A man’s heart devises his way, but the Lord directs his way,” Proverbs 16:9. And so Bush went to war! “But God is the judge, He puts down one and sets up another,” Psalms 75:7. And most would assume that it was Saddam Hussein, who was the one, who went down. And so he did, but so did the United States starting with President George W. Bush. And for the following, “O! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy. For you shall judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon the earth,” Psalms 67:4. America has long forgotten how to sing for joy. Because the nation; is no longer able to see how God judged America righteously, and thus governed the nation. A man’s self determined footsteps is his folly. A lesson often learned the hard way.

What finally occurred had a history long before President Bush. He just happened to be the President, when God decided to change the course of world events. For it had been said, and experienced by others, long before President Bush came to office. Which was, “And He, changes the times and the seasons. He removes kings, and he sets up kings. He gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding,” Daniel 2:21. The most significant of presidential blunders was the nations unwillingness to seek God’s wisdom in the affairs of State. Which is clearly taught by God, when he said, “Wisdom is given unto the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding. From that, this occurs, “He reveals the deep and secret things, he knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with him,” Daniel 2:22.

Some Christians, not all, believe in a biblical time line of seven distinct historical happenings. This is referred to as dispensational theology. The seven dispensations are presented by (1) Innocence, Genesis 1:28-3:6. (2) Moral responsibility, Genesis 3:7-8:14, (3) government, Genesis 8:15-11:32, (4) Promise, Genesis, 12:1-Exodus 18:27, (5) Law, Exodus 19:40-38, (6) New Testament Church, Matthew 16:18, (7) Thousand year reign of Christ, Revelation 20:4.

As far as current events are concerned, perhaps the fourth and sixth periods are most strategic. Because three major religions Judaism, Christianity and Islam capture key events during those periods. With each religion claiming their authority over Jerusalem through Abraham.

Capturing Jerusalem and the annihilation of the Jews is what the Middle East crisis is mostly about. Equally important is the time involving the church. Because the western world, (Christian) led by the United States. Is very much involved in the crisis of preserving Jerusalem for Israel and the Christian west while excluding a Muslim presence as much as possible. It could well be considered the secret war conducted by the United States through the tutelage of God Almighty. A war that is decades old, but not well understood by the people. And for the most part, without American President’s even being aware of what was really going on. Such a premise is based partly upon the aforementioned scriptures. Along with the United States belonging to a select group of nations referred to in scriptures as the house of Israel. Which explains to the frustration of many, our oneness with Israel.

One of the most interesting observations is how President Obama has his wars. Observation shows that he’s trying to undo our Israeli/American relationship. But he can’t, and never will he, or any other president. Because God will not allow it to occur. Remember, who governs the nations of the world. (cp Psalms 67:4).

That is not to say that Israel and the house of Israel will not be punished, they will. And as regular readers know, this padre has posted discussions upon the subject matter. Perhaps it would be helpful to visit those discussions again. Like for instance, yesterdays discussion which was complex but needed.
Here’s a golden nugget to stash within your thinking cords. When the news media picks up on these trends, it’s nothing more than the vaguely dusting off of long ago recorded biblical news.

As you can see from the world scene Islamic states are not going to accept such a scenario. And neither are Muslims living in traditionally Christian western countries. With their various and asunder ways of disrupting the Christian west by their presences within our nation states. Thus continuing to fulfill one of the most ancient of prophecies. Which reads, “And he (Ishmael founder of Islam) will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man’s hand, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren,” Genesis 16:12. Islamic dividing ways are part of this prophecy. And it’s playing itself out as they slaughter each other in various Islamic countries. Where they fight endless wars with each other. But they find time to draw the attention of western nations, in particular, the United States into war. Such wars can’t be won by the west, and again in particular the United States. Because prophetically Muslims will continue to live among the human race as wild people of war. And they will find ways to wear out their aggressors and conquer them. All of which is driving the world to the “end of this age.” Ushering in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ’ 1000 year reign on earth.

Muslims agree the world is being pushed to the end of the age. They just do not accept the Christian ending or its future. They have their own perspective concerning end times. Making for a very unsettled world with nothing but uncontrollable mayhem and chaos. Exhausting the treasury of the United States. As America continues to think, and act as though she still is the invincible empire on the world scene. She isn’t anymore, it’s just that she will discover her fallen world standing as time rolls on.

So you see the magic of future telling is made easy, when the Bible is made the focal point for understanding world events. With the next posting being a continuation of the magic of future telling made easy. Featuring Gog and his empire of Magog. Terrible days and terrible happenings! And what was not discussed yesterday, nor today with any depth. Other then to say that another group of nations are in the making that will make the world a more hellish place to live. Formidable hell raisers tagged as the Kings of the North and the East.

Horror something greater than terror

An unknown world order is emerging! Jesus wants us to think outside of the box, so He taught the following. Jesus made this simple observation concerning the weather. But what He was hinting at isn’t so simple. Because it’s far more important than determining weather patterns. Jesus addressing the multitudes said, “Whenever you see a cloud rising out of the west, immediately you say, ‘A shower is coming; and so it is'”. “And when you see the south wind blow, you say, ‘There will be hot weather’; and there is.”‘ (Scriptural texts:Luke 12:54-55).

Jesus never said anything that didn’t have profound implications And so it is with his use of weather patterns designed to get people to focus on what’s really important. Because then, as today, who doesn’t pay attention to weather patterns? Knowing that the weather can bring about deadly consequences with out much warning. Prompting Jesus to chastise the multitudes then and today. “Hypocrites! You can discern the face of the sky and the earth, but how is it you do not discern this time?” (Scriptural text:Luke 12:56).

So for our time, what is it that Jesus would have us to be able to discern? Well for starters, a different world order of dominance is emerging. But a familiar face of world dominance the United States will not exist. The people of the United States and its pathetic government will experience this truth, Vengeance is mine, and recompense; their foot shall slip in due time; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things to come hasten upon them!” Why? “I have seen the wicked in great power. And spreading himself like a native green tree. Yet he passed away, and behold he was no more; indeed I sought him and he could not be found.” Want it more graphic? Listen to the voices of her allies and merchants. “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning.” “And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore. For in one hour such great riches came to nothing. Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, as as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, what is like this great city?” Scriptural texts: Deuteronomy 32:35;Psalms 37:35-36;Revelation 18:9;11;17).

And it’s starting in Europe, and is a precursor of times that it’ll be far more destructive than any weather system ever to strike the world, anywhere. And the United States by choice will be one of those nations left behind because of its destructive force.

Everybody, and especially news junkies know about the continuing European money crisis. But it’s more than just about money. Because its just one factor that’s going to lead to the break up the twenty seven nations that make up the European Union. Their money crisis will not be the focus of this posting. Other than to say that member states are afraid that failure to solve their euro crisis will trip the world into a global economic chaos. But that should be the least of their concerns because Europe is going to be bumped aside for a greater world power. Though this power is in their face reeking havoc, Europe can’t discern its ultimate invincibility.

It’s coming from the people, who make up the Muslim world. People as far away as the United States. Because, they are of the family of Ishmael whose borders are global.They have erupted and are spreading their ashes of destruction like that of a volcano. And the Muslim world will be the superior power brokers through out Europe. A world order unto itself. Then we have the United States which doesn’t have a clue as to their purpose or function anymore in Europe or any where else in the world. Because America has broken its rudder that kept her afloat because God was her pilot. And because of that, evil was often checkmated.

For now France and Germany have emerged as the voices of ultimatums in Europe. Telling member states that they must agree to central control over their nations.Thus surrendering their national sovereignty into the hands of foreigners. Who have no association with a particular country, but would have ultimate authority over fiscal and other matters there. Shocking the global media outlets that the European Union members would agree to such an agreement. Except for one country which is Great Britain.

Here is why that is important. Not only will Great Britain never agree to such an agreement. But eventually, Great Britain, most likely will be the first nation to drop out of the European Union. Because Great Britain is of the house of Israel, and will eventually experience a defeat that Hitler’s Germany failed to accomplish. Note: “The idol also shall be carried to Assyria as a present for King Jareb. Ephraim (Great Britain) shall receive shame, and Israel shall be ashamed of his own counsel.” Scriptural Text:Hosea 10:6). Who will inflict this shame or defeat upon Great Britain? Most likely it will be the European Union in partnership with a confederation of Muslim nations. But it will not occur until the European Union is reduced to being a ten member confederation. Led by perhaps an Assyrian king that our scriptures identify as King Jareb. And the Assyrians are the German speaking people of Europe. It’s most likely that King Jareb is just a name used for discerning the times. Furthermore, it’s suspected that this German will be a modern day Chancellor of Germany and not necessarily a male ruler. Which is not to suggest that the current German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is King Jareb.

This is the induction for such reasoning. It comes Revelation chapter thirteen. One of God’s courageous servants exiled to the island of Patmos. Because, he thought it was important to be a witness for the word of God to the world at large. By being a living speaking, acting testimony for Jesus Christ. Which he said, a was difficult time and caused personal tribulation. (Scriptural Text:Revelation 1:9). An unpopular message then and now! Maybe that’s why the modern church is so silent about the affairs of state and church that are contrary to the word of God, as a witness for Jesus. Concluding tolerance is preferable to Patmos. So figuratively, Great Britain will be exiled to Patmos. Because the Brits, long ago canceled the churches influence upon their national affairs.

While on the island of Patmos, John learned many things encompassing centuries of history. Starting with his own generation, and reaching ours, and extending itself into the unknown future. It started this way, John looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice he heard speaking said, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this!” (Scriptural text:Revelation 4:1).

He saw the reordering of the world that might be a revelation for our modern world. John narrates the following, “I saw a beast rise out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” (Scriptural text:Revelation 13:1).

And John noticed that one of his heads appeared, as it were wounded to death; and his wound was healed. And all the world wondered after the beast, verse 3. But it’s one of the heads that concerns us. Because it had ten crowns and was wounded unto death. And miraculously survived. With all the world in a state of disbelief  that he had survived. And then even more astonishing was the development of ten state confederacy, that the world would come to be respect and fear.

And, this global astonishment is all about the how the Roman Empire was supposedly annihilated. Only to reemerge, again and again, as a newly energized power to once again seek world domination. In that this is a discussion about about discerning the times. Watch for Germany to become a global threat again. Both from an economic and military perspective. Germany, is the economic power in Europe. It’s military prowess will be soon to follow. When you see that occurring watch Germany’s influence in Europe with other nations following her lead.

Two new worlds will meet Europe and the Muslims of Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere in partnership. The voice of Germany will error on the side of the Syrians and Iranians against Israel over the constant turmoil through out the Middle East. And watch for the United States to begin to acquiesce more, and more, to Germany and her ten state confederacy. While equally acquiescing to that tumultuous erupting volcano, the little horn amidst the ten. Read about it in, Daniel 7:7-8;19-21;23-25. While this is complex, and not knowable with with certainty. It’s likely from the way world events are evolving that one aspect of this dreadful fourth kingdom represents Islam. And that subduing little horn is the antichrist who will come to power from that fourth kingdom. Remember, its about discerning the times.

When you see, all that occurring in increments. This know humanity will taken a huge leap towards the following, “For then there will be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.” Scriptural text:Matthew 24:21).

Rousing Rebels 4 a safer America

While exiled to the island of Patmos, By Roman Emperor Domitian, the apostle John had a most unusual experience. It centered around a good friend, who had been murdered. But as he promised, he survived death and eventually ascended to heaven to be with his Father.

Unexpectedly, and just as puzzling he sees seven lampstands. With one lampstand looking like Jesus. But, he seems to John to have aged. And, he was dressed in a weird way. His hair was white like wool or snow, And it looked like Jesus was dressed in full battle gear. Concluding that whatever was going on serious stuff was about to emerge just above the horizon. Because his eyes carried the look of anger with a determined piercing nature. His voice was frightening like the angry roar of a hurricane. Still His words were sharp and cutting like a double edged sword. His whole demeanor had the unbearable scorching effect of a never ending summer sun. (Scriptural texts:Revelation 1:13-16).

It’s battle gear indeed, but not as we mortals perceive such armaments. For by a voice command the waters are divided for safe passage ways. And at his command again, the waters unite burying the pursuing foes of his people. (Scriptural texts:Exodus 14:21-31).

But in this twenty first century, the church might need the combination of the two. If Christendom is to survive because a movement is underway to silence the church altogether. Then remaking America in the image of Islam. Because the evils of Islam knows that the good of Christianity stands in their way of international domination. With Israel and the United States being their prized ventures.

So from a Detroit court room boomed this repeated rhetoric. As a U.S, federal judge sentenced the defendant to four life sentences on Thursday, 16 February 2012. The defendant said, “The mujahedin are proud to kill in the name of God and this is exactly what God told us to do in the Koran.”

Federal Judge Nancy Edmunds responded, “He sees that mission as divinely inspired and as a continuing mission.” Who are we talking about here? None other then the infamous Underwear Bomber, who attempted, but failed to blow up a Detroit bound jet as it approached Detroit’s Metro airport on Christmas day 2009. (source:USA Today-Weekend Edition-February 17-19, 2012-nation page 3A-By David Asgenfelter-Detroit Free Press).

Islam in America is the greatest threat to our Judea/Christian heritage, ever! And Christendom better wake up a deal with this Islamic evil. Because the United States. is of the house of Israel. Founded on the principles of God’s promise to Abraham and reaching modern America through Jesus Christ. Or Islam will deal with Christendom, by making it null and void.

And in their quest to make Christendom null and void. Ignorance has come to their aid. With a coalition of Muslims and civil rights groups asking New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to investigate reports of secret surveillance of Muslims by the New York police department. Sixteen organizations, including the ACLU, signed a letter asking Christie, a Republican, to investigate the reports of surveillance in New Jersey and whether Local law enforcement agencies were involved. “Given … your engagement with these communities and the public stance against overacting to the threat of terror and painting all Islam with the brush of terrorism, we are contacting you with our concerns,” the group said. Christie’s office had no comment. (source:USA Today-Weekend Edition-February 17-19, 2012-nation page 3A).

The Underwear Bomber isn’t a dated anomaly. He represents the heart of Islam for America. It’s just not as noticeable because Islam uses a wide variety of war tactics in their conquest of Christendom and thus the United States. And indeed all of Islam must be painted with the same brush of terrorism.

If the United States is to survive, then it will be done through Christendom. And it will require Christians to feel what Jesus taught. Which is, “To him that overcomes 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.

Jesus struggled with the evils of his day and it cost him his life. His message today is about overcoming evil. And in the process of overcoming evil, some will lose their lives.

This is serious stuff for serious disciples. Recommended viewing: “What the West needs to know,” found through the search tab at snagfilms.com.

Rousing Rebels 4 a more perfect church

Perhaps at this juncture in our history, as Americans, there has never been a more urgent time to hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches. Because the destiny of the United States depends on what the church hears, along with its response. For in all aspects that one golden lampstand in the midst of the seven others. Happens to be Jesus Christ, and he is holding seven stars in his right hand. Which are the angels, who serve God Almighty, the Father among the seven golden lampstands or churches.

In the first three chapters of Revelation the church is often threatened. And here is one of them that every church goer should take to heart. Because if ever a church has slumbered, it would have to be modern Christendom. So it is written, “Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else, I will come to you quickly, and remove your lampstand out of its place, unless you repent,” Revelation 2:5. Therefore; in a real sense which escapes many Christians, the extinguished church represents the death of America. Because its the duty of the church to repel evil and destroy it.

Jesus, who placed himself as the Son of Man in the midst of his lampstands or churches. Did so, as the Son of Man, so as to be one with us in bodily human form. Perfect as God, sinless as a man. Thus making His cause a human cause. So that we being imperfect might through Him do what is perfect. Accomplished by assigning a star or angel to minister among the churches. But as pointed out in a recent discussion. Jesus himself is that star among His churches. Because, He often used figurative speech to convey his teachings. Thus tying together, the aforementioned expressions of this paragraph.

For those of us who have studied the life of Christ, during his 33 years on this earth. And by paying attention to the power of religion, and state. We discovered that the two combined caused his execution. And today, Jesus is dead to those, who would attempt to combine religion and state. Although they may name His name; it’s all done to advance a self serving agenda against the living Christ, who walks among his church. In opposition to their agenda with expectation that, we as, His lampstands would do the same.

Saint John the Divine inherited his rebel rousing inclinations by announcing the record contained in the word of God. Because he learned it from the lampstand, who walked within his early church, as He is willing to do today. That’s what He meant when He said, “Behold! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me,” Revelation 3:20. That dinning experience will be an everlasting experience. But for now, He would have us dine on this infallible truth. The Son of Man is one with the Father. Who came as the Son of Man to provide redemption for his lampstands. Who upon being lite, should repent, and seek service in the form of picking up His cross. And then, do our own rebel rousing. Which was foreign to them, so their solution, Kill Him. Nothing has changed, when rousing is rebel enough, their solution will be kill them. That’s why Jesus followed His dinning invitation to His Lampstands with this declaration. “To them, who overcome, I will grant to sit with me on My throne, As I also overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne,” Revelation 3:21. Are you listening? (Scriptural text:Revelation 3:22).

Next: Overcoming and what it means now

Source of endurance

Sunday morning, a time for sleeping in a little later than usual. Jumping out of bed, you remembered that it’s your turn to host a Sunday morning brunch. Your friends arrive and you close the drapes, so no one can look in and see what you are doing. You have gathered with a few friends for a time of Bible study. When suddenly, and unannounced four police officers barge into your house. They were accompanied by ten religious police. Could it be that a major clandestine operation is under way by using religion as cover? The answer is yes! But, not in our world of modern Christendom. Rather it’s a world away; where it’s illegal to own a Bible and being a Christian carries severe consequences.

In an angry; and disrespectful manner, they demand to know, who is in charge. An ethnic Malaysian named Jon stands up saying, “I’m in charge.” They quickly blindfold, Jon, with a thick black mask. The police bound his hands with rope so tightly that his hands become numb and his body ached. After being roughed up by the police, Jon finds himself being placed in a police vehicle.

The reason Jon was arrested is because, as a Muslim, he became a Christian in 2005. Every three months, Jon is required report to the police. Once there, Jon is told to recite Islamic prayers. With the police urging him to return to the Muslim religion of his ancestors. And for years, Jon had resisted, and refused to deny Christ and return to Islam.

So on, 26 March 2011, Jon experienced some brutal torture. Again Jon was blindfolded with his arms and legs bound. They picked him up, and tossed Jon into police vehicle, as though he was disposable rubbish.

In Malaysia the evangelization of Muslims is an offense punishable by death and fine or both. The authorities had concluded that Jon’s bold testimony for Christ was an affront to Islam, and as such, he was a traitor.

Article 160 of the Malaysian Constitution defines “ethnic Malay, as someone who was born to a Malaysian citizen, adheres to Malaysian customs and is a Sunni Muslim.” Islam is more than a religion for indigenous Malays; it is their national identity.

The authorities decided to imprison Jon in a rehabilitation camp. Also known as Islamic purification centers. Most who experience such Islamic purification’s end up denying Christ and returning to Islam. At those camps brutal and severe torture occurs. Because the government considers any dilution of Islam as a threat to their national security.

So this is what Jon experienced. Over three days and nights. Jon was subjected to Islamic scholars. “They chanted Islamic prayers. They tried over and over to get me to chant with them. But all the time they were chanting, all I could hear was other people praying.”

At on point, Muslims scholars with concealed faces poured “holy water” over his head as he crouched on a concrete floor in a small room. They poured seven buckets of water on his head to “cleanse him.”

“They thought they had the power to convert me back to Islam,” Jon said. “I told them, ‘Even if you chop of my head right now it’s okay. Go ahead, I have my God. They got so mad that they started kicking me and beating me. But I didn’t feel any pain or humiliation. I believe the Lord came, and I could hear angels, and the prayers of my Christian friends. When they stepped on me and kicked me, that’s when I felt the prayers; that’s when I felt the presence of God,”‘

Jon was forced to sit naked on ice while men shouted Quranic verses at him. “We’re going to kill you if you don’t confess the Muslim prayer,” they threatened. Jon was beaten with a long thick bamboo canes at least fourteen times. Leaving very noticeable welts on his back.

Through the beatings, and other tortures they began to wear Jon down. Jon still found strength not to deny Jesus. Jon offered this testimonial, “It was then that I saw a vision of Jesus being beaten. I saw the blood of Jesus dripping, and I heard the the gentle voice Holy Spirit telling me not to deny Jesus no matter what. My faith was restored. And I began praising God, and smiling, and laughing, as they best me. I was okay with being beaten. They beat Jesus, too.”

After three days of torture, the religious police released Jon into the custody of the local police, Members of his local church paid his bond, and for now, Jon is free.

(source:Voice of the Martyrs-P.O. Box 443-Bartlesville-Ok-74005-0443-February 2012 issue).

Under the altar resting place for those slain for the word of God

Most people have an uncomfortable feeling about death. Asking questions like, is death the final experience? Upon reflection many refuse to accept death as the final end for a life lived. Causing people to embrace a wide variety of after death beliefs.

For Christians, discovering the truth about the after death experience can really be difficult. Seems like there are as many scenarios about the after death experience as there are Christian sects. Most favoring an immediate admission to heaven, or confinement in hell. However, the Bible argues successfully that neither is true.

As far as immediate acceptance or entrance into heaven, Jesus himself said it will not happen. Jesus said, “No person has ascended up to heaven, but he that came from heaven, even the Son of man who is in heaven,” John 3:13. One would think that that would settle the matter, but it hasn’t. For two reasons, first many churches are about empire building. Therefore; fear of hell, and hope for heaven keep the pews full. And, empire building requires money. So a plump church guarantees substantial cash flow. Making many churches a numbers game for profiteering.

And not the alter of human sacrifice of a church willing to die for the cause of Christ. The business of the church is being in the trenches were things can become nasty and bloody. That message is not going to get much mileage, when it comes to empire building.

For now, the universal experience with death, is one of being at peace in the grave. Completely without conscientiousness or awareness of ones surroundings. That experience is in accordance with Genesis 3:19 and 2 Kings 22:20.

That should settle the question concerning any after life experience. Most are just dead, but not everyone is in a state of peaceful rest. Nor are they without awareness, and conscientiousness.

Let us take a short journey into the book of Revelation. Discovering who they are, why they are not dead, and what they want.

The Apostle John had a startling experience. John saw the fifth seal opened. Seeing the people, who were murdered because of their service to the word of God. With one voice they screamed. How long, O Lord, holy and true, will you wait to avenge our death caused by those on the earth? Revelation 6:9-10.

Where is this altar that John observed? We do not know, but this we do know, upon death God allowed them to maintain their conscientiousness. We also know that God has great expectations for His people. Which centers around keeping his commandments, and being found faithful to his cause. But Christ, warned his followers of the possible consequences. “Behold I send you forth as sheep among wolves, Matthew 10:16. “… they shall deliver you to their councils … before governments and kings for my sake … causing some to be put to death … you shall be hated … for my names sake, but those who endure shall be saved,” verses 17-22. And finally, “And I saw the women drunk with the blood of the saints, and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus …,” Revelation 17:6.

But those brave and faithful servants from Christendoms past, with countless others from the future will experience this glorious reward. “And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given to them; and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and who had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Revelation 20:4.

But for now those under the alter, they were all given white robes. They were told that they should rest a while longer. Because their brethren in the faith, still had to bare witness to the word of God. Some of them would also be murdered, as they were. So that it might be fulfilled, Revelation 6:11.

Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of again, he cannot see the kingdom of God,” John 3:3. Later Jesus confirmed his position by saying, “Most assuredly I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit he cannot enter the kingdom of God,” John 3:5.

John 3:16, tells us that God’s love for humanity was so great that he gave up his only son to death. Meaning Christ bore our penalty of sin. Only requiring humanity to accept the Christ sacrifice by renouncing sin through genuine repentance. That is the experience of John 3:3. From that single act people will not perish but have everlasting life.

Belief in Christ by being born again as explained. Results in the dead not perishing. Resulting in everlasting life and gaining admittance into the kingdom of God, John 3:5.

The crux of the matter is that this life everlasting in the kingdom of God is in in the future. Not for those who died in the past, or who will die sometime in the future. Only Christ knows when he will usher in these events.

Even the person described as the person personifying the heart of God, Acts 13:22. In the end, King David, whom God said would do as He wanted; is described as being dead and buried with his grave being with us today, Acts 2:29.
If asked, or given the opportunity, most would like to be described as personifying the heart of God. Along with being worthy for God to announce. There is a person “after my own heart.”

To that end, should be the goal of all, who name Christ as Lord and Savior.

Simply put, here are the steps. The renouncing of sin with genuine repentance. Baptism for what it symbolizes, with the launching of a life in the service for Christ. It is required that Christians provide fruits exemplifying repentance, Matthew 3:8.

Where that journey will take one is unknown. Perhaps the fate of John the Baptist who was beheaded for the cause of Christ. Maybe the steadfast service to God as exemplified by King David Who died a natural death and was buried. The journey is always between the seeker and their God.

The short journey into Revelation six was taken for two purposes. Apparently, God wants us to know that in his service final vengeance is His. That no cause for God is a lost cause. Revelation seems to suggest that those who die in God’s service are ushered to a different place. White symbolizing purity, suggesting God’s special recognition for a life lost in the cause of God.

Why the United States flag will not be there

After the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, a ranking officer in their military was reported to have said that he feared that his country had provoked a sleeping giant to war. True indeed, as the United States nuked Japan, ending their resistance to fight.

The United States emerged from the second world war, as a super power. And the worlds defender, against tyranny. It seems that her great power created a prosperous nation. Her citizens enjoyed prosperity that the rest of the world envied. Causing people to immigrate to America in search of the American dream. To much success can cause an attitude that is said to make one to big for their breeches (Genesis 3:7). Whereby a pompous state of invincibility occurs, causing a state of forgetfulness as how one became prosperous. God seemed to understand that mind set, as an American attitude. For he had John write, “In the measure that she glorified herself and lived luxuriously, in the same measure give her torment and sorrow; for she says in her heart, ‘I set as queen and am no widow and will not see sorrow.'” “Therefore her plagues will come in one day. Death and mourning and famine. And she shall be utterly burned by fire, for strong is the Lord God who judges her.” (Scriptural texts:Revelation 18:7-8).

The supremacy of the United States is under sever challenge. Here are words of warning for the daughter of Babylon, America. “They shall hold the bow and the lance; they are cruel and shall not show mercy. Their voice shall roar like the sea; they shall ride on horses, set in array, like man for battle against you, O daughter of Babylon.” (Scriptural text:Jeremiah 50:42). And from the Psalmist, “O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed. Happy the one who repays you, as you have served us! Happy the one who takes and dashes your little ones against the rock!” (Scriptural Texts:Psalms 137:8-9).

Recall from yesterday that it was the merchants of the oceans who were made rich by her wealth who wept. When seeing her burn, and asked, “What is like this great city?” That statement and question is the most compelling argument that the burning Babylon of Revelation 18:16-19, is the United States and not ancient Babylon under King Nebuchadnezzar. Ancient Babylon lacked the kind of sea ports necessary to make the sea merchants of the world wealthy. While the United States has an abundance of sea ports to accommodate merchants of the oceans from all over the world. Few if, any nations in the history ocean commerce have equal or more accommodating sea ports than the daughter of Babylon.

Part 4:How United States will be evaporated from the world scene

Moving on to the second hot spot is the Persians or modern day Iran. Who just might be the power that God will raise up to dethrone the United States. A nation that has not retracted its ambitions. Most are aware that Iran is in the process of building a nuclear bomb. And most are aware that the community of nations led by the United States is negotiating with Iran. In an attempt to deter Iran from joining the nuclear club of nations with such weapons. Why? Perhaps that cornerstone, Jesus, that American’s now sees as a stumbling block and an offense is stirring an inner awareness among the Iranians. That Jesus, the living stone spoken by Daniel, is in the process of grinding to nothing one empire and raising up another in its place.

That empire could well be Iran! There are other places in our scriptures where the United States is referenced. The United States is referred to as the daughter of Babylon. And if the power that destroys the United States is Iran. It could well be done in a moment of time with a nuclear bomb. Bringing about a fitting death for the United States because it is God’s law that they who live by the sword shall die by the sword. (Scriptural text:Matthew 26:52).

If not Iran, than it could be some other nuclear power. For skeptics and naysayers, ponder this. For in ONE HOUR such great riches come to nothing … and as many as trade by the sea stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, “What is like this great city?” … weeping and wailing, “Alas, alas, the great city which all who had ships became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is desolates.” (Scriptural texts:Revelation 18:16-19).

Here are a few reasons why this discussion names the United States as the power to be destroyed. Most think the scriptures used refer to ancient Babylon under King Nebuchadnezzar. Not so, because beginning with Revelation chapter four, God provides histories yet to come which are unveiled for us. First Jesus makes this declaration, “I am He who lives, and was dead. I am alive forevermore, Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and death.” Then Jesus provided these instructions, “Write the things which you have seen (past histories), the things which are (current history), and the things which will take place after this.” (Scriptural text:Revelation 1:19).

After these things, I (John) looked and behold, a door standing open to heaven. And the first voiced which I heard was like a trumpet speaking to me, saying, “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this.” Scriptural text:Revelation 4:1).

Secondly, the Old Testament prophets talked about the daughter of Babylon, “Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a thrown, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called tender and delicate …. I will take vengeance. And I will not arbitrate with a man.” (Scriptural texts:Isaiah 47:1-3).

Jeremiah also prophesied against the daughter of Babylon dramatizing the destruction of the United States. All these various scriptures stirred interest as to whether this phenomenon was an occurrence of the past or something to occur in the future. In 1899, German archaeologist Robert Koldewey was the first to excavate the ruins of what archeologist and historians believed to be ancient Babylon. Located about fifty nine miles southwest of Baghdad, Iraq.

So it seems that the ancient harlot paid her debt to God with her destruction. But evil knows no rest, so she birthed a daughter much grandeur than she herself. So for tomorrow the grandiosity of  the daughter of Babylon who someday will be evaporated from the world scene.

United States decline what it is what it means Part 3

Many marvel that the United States isn’t mentioned in the book of truth, our Bible. However, America is referenced, just not specifically for reasons known to God Almighty. Her listing among the nations of the world is rather obscure but there. In Genesis the United States birth is announced through the great great great grandson of Abraham, Manasseh. (Scriptural texts:Genesis 48:8-20). Note verses 16, in particular, verse 19, “… I know. He also shall become a people, and he (Manasseh) also shall be great (United States); but his younger brother (Ephraim) shall be greater that he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.” Great Britain and her Common Wealth of Nations.

Then another man of visions said, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other. The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to on to feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.” (Scriptural texts:Daniel 7:2-4).

We know that the lion is the national animal of England. Daniel tells us that in his vision he saw that that lion had eagles wings. They were plucked off. Picturesque of the Pilgrims fleeing England for religious freedom. We also know that the bald eagle is the national symbol of the United States. Ending up on the shores of what would become the United States. Daniel tells us that this eagle was made to stand up on two feet like a man with a man’s heart. Picturesque of the United States has tagged Uncle Sam.

The United States use to believe that Jesus was precious to the nation. And because of her stance, America knew no shame from her enemies. But as time progressed the people lost that awareness, and have become disobedient. Most of the nations people have sided with their government to reject that stone, Jesus, whom their forefathers trusted in to build a nation. With Jesus being the chief cornerstone. And the nation for the most part is unaware that Jesus that stone, is the chief cornerstone. That held America together, as she became the envy of the world. Through her exceptional prosperity and unequaled military might. Is now experiencing the falling power of that stone as Jesus grinds the nation to powder. (Scriptural texts:Psalms 118-22-23; 1 Peter 2:4-8; Matthew 21:44a; Matthew 21:44b).

United States up in flames to b no more A history Part 2

The Persians have a history of conquering and dismantling a world power. They toppled King Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian empire centuries ago. Because King Nebuchadnezzar defiled himself before God. His government lost it sense of perspective that there is a God, who changes the times and seasons. He removes world powers and raises up new powers in their place, (Scriptural text:Daniel 2:21).

The United States has bigger problems to worry about than those created by either China or Russia. That should be obvious to everyone but just in case it isn’t. It’s the Arabs and the Persians. Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael live before You!” (Scriptural text:Genesis 17:18). And God replied, “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will him fruitful, and I will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes and I will make him a great nation.” (Scriptural text:Genesis 17:20).

Ishmael as the father of Islam, by God’s authority was promised the birth twelve, who would become princes. And in the process, Muslims would become a great nation. Today the world community has two hot spots to contend with. One of which is the Arabian Peninsula which consists of twenty two nations. Commonly referred to as the territories of the Arab league. Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Horn of Africa and the Indian Ocean in the southwest. Consisting of a land mass of 1,200,000 square miles. Housing a population of approximately 422 million people with approximately 312 million people who are Muslims. It’s estimated that of those 422 million people, over half are under twenty five. Making for a fertile field for recruiting jihadists, who can be enabled to travel and attack targets anywhere in the world.

Among those nations is Yemen and the world experienced what mayhem they can muster against an enemy from the Paris massacre. And hacking into a U.S. government account warning U.S. soldiers to watch their backs. Bragging that women and children are targets as well. Remember that it was Yemen, who dispatched the underpants bomber on a transcontinental flight to explode over Detroit. And on another occasion put explosives in printer cartridges headed for the United States. All of that is more than enough to keep the United States preoccupied. Trying to keep that conclave of evil from striking world targets, especially U.S. targets.

Then came by a foiled insurgency into neighboring Belgium. With jihadists demanding that if you see a policeman kill him. Alarmed! Saudi Arabia is building a six hundred mile fence. Equipped with guard towers, razor wire, thermal sensors, radar and helicopters. In front of the fence will be deep trenches with sensors to detect possible intruders. For extra security thirty thousand Saudi troops will be there to meet any first Al Qaeda/ISSI responders with force.The world is on high alert! All because of a few misguided Muslim who don’t represent real Islam. No! That’s the true face of Islam. The others, if there really are many, are the ones outside of true face of Islam. They are in a state of apostasy and are worthy of death according to those who represent the prophet Muhammad. Who said, “I was ordered to fight all men until they say, ‘There is no god but Allah.'” (Prophet Muhammad’s farewell address, March 632).

Here’s what’s going on. The Apostle Paul warned, “The coming of the lawless one is according to Satan, with power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” (Scriptural texts:2 Thessalonians 2:9-10). Satan is making his move and will bring with him a cast of satanic charters with one purpose. To establish in God’s temple in Jerusalem one who will declare himself to be God. And all will worship him or die. (Scriptural texts:Revelation 13:14-15;18). What has been announced may take hundreds of years, or a few to reach its conclusion. But this certain, earth is in great peril and our danger will only intensify as evil makes it mark.

Keep in mind Islamic global turmoil is all about destroying Israel and the United States.

To be continued. The second hot spot, the Persians or Iranians.

United States up in flames to b no more A history

They say hot air rises, and I guess it does. An airplane flying over the capital caught fire from an outside force, joked humorist Will Rogers. Lots of hot air spewing upwards as the congress and the president can’t starve off the nations problems.

America is in a period of transition from being something as a nation to becoming nothing. Because politicians thought American exceptionalism was a creation of their own doings. God works in mysterious ways beyond human understanding. Then suddenly there it is, his way mysteriously understood, by some.

For instance, the Psalmist prophesied, “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone. This was the LORD’ doing and it was marvelous in our eyes.” (Scriptural texts:Psalms 118:22-23). In that prophecy the chief corner stone is Jesus and the builders nation states. With Israel being tasked with the primary responsibility of building a God obeying world. But Israel couldn’t keep its own house in order, let alone the worlds house of nations. So by default, with the birth of Christ that responsibility was tasked to the house of Israel. One of those nations was the United States.

The Apostle Peter picked up on this theme. Writing, “Coming to him as a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious. You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices to God through Jesus Christ.”

Therefore it is also contained in the scriptures, “Behold I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and he who believes on him will by no means be put to shame.”

Therefore, to you who believe, he is precious; but to those who are disobedient. “The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone,” and, A stone of stumbling and a rock of offense.”

“They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.” (Scriptural texts:1 Peter 2:4-8).

How is all this playing out? America once was a nation, who knew that Jesus was the chief cornerstone and precious. And America was not shamed, despite its faults. God’s mercy is forgiving and generous. And, America bore godly fruit. And Jesus promised, “And whosoever falls on this stone will be broken.” (Scriptural text:Matthew 21:44a). And, so it was through some incredible struggles.

Then along the way, Jesus, the chief cornerstone became a stumbling block to America. And America has become the children of disobedience. And this now is the American experience, “But on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder. (Scriptural text:Matthew 21:44b).

And so the nation needs to ask, why are the nations problems, so problematic for congress and the president? Because they are the children of disobedience, as the rejectors of Jesus the chief cornerstone. Who makes everything marvelous, and shameless beyond human comprehension. But now the converse is occurring, and Jesus the chief cornerstone has fallen upon them. And is grinding the nation to powder.

Don’t believe it? Watch, and see as the nation loses national and international stature. Here are two nations equal, or superior to the United States as military powers. And they have one thing in common that stands out in stark contrast to the United States. China and Russia. Both nations have criminalized homosexuality while the United States has decriminalized homosexuality and recognizes homosexuality as a human right. God Almighty calls homosexuality an abomination to humankind. God has expressed his disgust for same sex relationships by burning whole cities. In a military conflict with either China or Russia the United States would lose because of its proud stance of legitimizing homosexuality.

The Apostle Paul wrote an condemning exposition on homosexuality found in Romans 1:18;24-32.

The Persians have a history of conquering and dismantling a world power. They toppled King Nebuchadnezzar and his Babylonian empire centuries ago. Because King Nebuchadnezzar defiled himself before God. His government lost its sense of perspective that there is a God who changes the times and seasons. He removes world powers and raises up new world powers in their place. (Scriptural text:Daniel 2:21).

The United States has bigger problems to worry about than those created by either Russia or China. It should be obvious to everyone but just in case it isn’t. It’s the Arabs and the Persians. Abraham said to God, “Oh, that Ishmael might live before You!” (Scriptural text Genesis 17:18). And God replied, “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and I will multiply him exceedingly. He shall beget twelve princes and I will make him a great nation.” (Scriptural text:Genesis 17:20).

Ishmael as the father of Islam, by God’s authority was promised the birth of twelve, who would become princes. And in the process, Muslims would become a great nation. Today the world community has two hot spots. One of which is the Arabian Peninsula which consists of twenty two nations. Commonly referred to as the territories of Arab League. Stretching from from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Arabian Sea in the east, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the north to the Horn of Africa  and the Indian Ocean in the southeast. Consisting of a land mass 1,200,000 square miles. Housing a population of approximately 422 million people with approximately 312 million people who are Muslims. It’s estimated that of those 422 million people over half are under twenty five.

Among those nations is Yemen and the world experienced what mayhem they can muster against an enemy from the Paris massacre. And hacking into a U.S. government account warning U.S. soldiers to watch their backs. Bragging that women and children are targets as well. Remember that it was Yemen who dispatched the underpants bomber on an transcontinental flight to explode over Detroit. And on another occasion put explosives in printer ink cartridges headed for the United States. All of that is more than enough to keep the United States preoccupied. Trying to keep that conclave of evil from striking world targets, especially U.S. targets.

The second hot spot is the Persians, or modern day Iran, who might be the power that God will raise up to dethrone the United States. Many marvel that the United States isn’t mentioned in the book of truth, our Bible. But America is referenced, but not specifically, for reasons known only to God Almighty. Her listing among the nations of the world is rather obscure but there. In Genesis the United States birth is announced through the great great great grandson of Abraham, Manasseh. (Scriptural texts:Genesis 48:8-20). Note verses 16; in particular, verse 19, “… I know. He also shall become a people, and he (Manasseh) also shall be great (United States); but truly his younger brother (Ephraim) shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.” Great Britain and her Common Wealth of Nations.

Then another man of visions said, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other. The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s 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 texts:Daniel 7:2-4).

We know that the lion is the national animal of England. Daniel tells us that in his vision he saw that lion had eagles wings. They were plucked off. Picturesque of the Pilgrims fleeing England for religious freedom. We also know that bald eagle is the national symbol of the United States. Ending up on the shores of what would become the United States. Daniel tells us that this eagle was made to stand on two feet like a man with a man’s heart. Picturesque of the benevolence of the United States hash tagged Uncle Sam.

The United States use to believe that Jesus was precious to the nation. But as time progressed, the people lost that awareness, and have become disobedient. Most of the nations people have have sided with their government to reject the stone, Jesus, whom their forefathers trusted to build a nation. Most of the nation now sees Jesus as a stumbling block and an offensive rock. And, Jesus, the chief cornerstone. And the nation, for the most part is unaware that Jesus that stone, is the chief corner stone. That held America together becoming the envy of the world. Through her exceptional prosperity and unequaled military might. Is now experiencing the falling power of that stone as Jesus grinds the nation to powder.

The second hot spot that the United States really needs to be concerned about are the Persians or modern day Iran. A nation that has not retracted its ambitions. Most are aware that Iran is the process of building a nuclear bomb. And most are aware that the community of nations led by the United States is negotiating with Iran. In an attempt to deter Iran from joining the nuclear club of nations with such weapons. Why? Perhaps because that cornerstone, Jesus, that America now sees as a stumbling block and an offense is stirring an inner awareness. That Jesus, the living word spoken by Daniel, is in the process of grinding to nothing one empire and raising up another in its place.

That empire could well be Iran! There are other places in our scriptures where the United States is referenced. The United States is referred to as the daughter of Babylon. And if the power, that destroys the United States is Iran. It’ll be done in a moment of time with a nuclear bomb. A fitting death for the United States because it is God’s law that they who live by the sword shall die by the sword. (Scriptural text:Matthew 26:52).

If not Iran, than it could be some other nuclear power. For the skeptics and naysayers ponder this. For in ONE HOUR such great riches came to nothing … and as many as trade by the sea stood at a distance and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, “What is like this great city?” … weeping and wailing, and saying, “Alas, alas, the great city, in which all who had ships became rich by her wealth! For in one hour she is made desolate.” (Scriptural texts:Revelation 18:16-19)

Here are a few reasons why this discussion names the United States as power to be destroyed. Most think the scriptures used refer to ancient Babylon under King Nebuchadnezzar. Not so, because being with Revelation chapter four reveals histories yet to come. Secondly Old Testament prophets talked about the daughter of Babylon. Isaiah recorded the following, Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a thrown, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no more be called tender tender and delicate. … I will take vengeance, And I will not arbitrate with a man.” (Scriptural texts:Isaiah 47:1-3).

The supremacy of the United States is under severe challenge.Here are words of warning for the daughter of Babylon. They shall hold the bow and the lance; they are cruel and shall not show mercy. Their voice shall roar like the sea; they shall ride on horses, set in array, like a man for the battle, against you, O daughter of Babylon. (Scriptural text:Jeremiah 50:42). And from the Psalmist, “O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed.” (Scriptural text:Psalms 137:8).

Recall that it was the merchants of the oceans who were made rich by her wealth who wept. When seeing her burn, and asked, “What is like this great city?” That statement and question is the most compelling argument that the burning Babylon of Revelation 18:16-19, is the United States and not ancient Babylon under King Nebuchadnezzar. Ancient Babylon lacked sea ports, while the United States has an abundance of sea ports to accommodate merchants of the oceans from all over the world. Few if, any nations in the history of ocean commerce  have equal or more accommodating sea ports the Daughter of Babylon.

Irony of Fate

A thirsty stag came to a spring, and after drinking noticed his own reflection in the water. He felt proud of his great and curiously fashioned antlers, but was very dissatisfied  with his slender weak looking legs. While he was still lost in thought a lion appeared and ran to him. He fled and easily out distanced it. For the deer’s strength were in his legs, the lion’s in his courageous heart. As long as the ground was open, the stag kept safely in front; when they reached wooded country, his antlers got entangled in the branches of a tree. So that he could not run any farther, and was caught by the lion. As he was about to be killed, ‘Alas!’ he thought, ‘my legs, which I feared would fail me, were my preservation, and the antlers that filed me with such confidence are destroying me.’

It often happens, when we are in danger, that the friends, whose loyalty we doubted prove to be our saviours, while those in whom, we put implicit trust betray us. (source: Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“The Irony Of Fate”)

For the curious, review yesterdays discussion and determine if there are any connections to be made.

Islam a raging scourging pestilence

An old lion, who was to weak to hunt or fight for food. Decided that he must get it by his wits. He laid down in a cave. Pretending to be ill. And whenever any animals came to visit him, he seized them and ate them.

When many had perished in this way, a fox, who had seen through the trick. Came and stood at a distance from the cave, and inquired, as to how he was. “Bad” the lion answered, and asked why he did not come in. “I would have come in,” said the fox, “but I saw a lot of tracks going in and none coming out.”

A wise person recognizes danger signals in time to avoid injury. (source:Fables of Aesop-Penguin Classics-“On Way Traffic”)

Muslims like the lion are the masters of trickery. Pretending to have godly purposes. But Islam is nothing more than a brutal oppressive militarily, legalistic form of governance. Who sees their destiny, as one designed to force Islam as the governing authority upon the world community. Their hour for global dominance has arrived. And the combined armies of the United States and her allies will be rendered helpless in detouring Islam.

Any wise foxes out there who may have noticed structures called mosques. But are really cave like structures intended to deceive the world community of people and their governments. In reality those caves are Islamic military fortresses designed as a safe havens from which Muslims can emerge to attack any nation state anytime they so desire.

And when Muslims do attack, whether successful or not, the propaganda machines peddle their trade. Which is to maintain calm among the among the non-Muslim communities. By issuing constant rhetorical flows of lies. With the U.S. government leading the parade by insisting that America isn’t at war with Islam. Designed to assure that the latest Islamic attack was the work of those outside peaceful Islam. There is no such thing as peaceful Muslims. Which arrives from the only authority that matters, God. (cp Genesis 16:12). Note the admonishment by Moses, who said, Muslims are dangerous. Prophesying that Muslims are against everyone. A people of mayhem and destruction.

Paul accuses Muslims of having a history from generation to generation of persecuting non-Muslims. Paul asked, “What do the scriptures say? Get rid of Muslims because there will be no peace. Because Abraham had two sons, Ishmael and Isaac. Ishmael the eldest son was the son of carnal desires and is the father of Islam. While his second son Isaac was the son of promise, who would inherit the Abrahamic covenant reaching the greatest generation ever to be born in the personage of Jesus Christ. With God announcing it’s an everlasting covenant that would include all of histories descendants after him. (cp. Genesis 17:19 and Galatians 3:29). With the aforementioned reiterated for those of us in Christ, who are the descendants of that covenant. (cp. Galatians 4:27-31).

So if you want to understand the Paris massacre, it’s understood by knowing it’s about destroying Jesus and replacing Jesus with Ishmael through the personage of Mohammad. It’s the same whenever or wherever Muslims attack. Muslims are a raging, scourging deadly pestilence.

Christians in and through Jesus need to deepen, and broaden their understanding. About all those raging Muslim scourging pestilential attempts to kill. There is no remedy to be found regardless of nationhood fire power or by engaging Muslims in peaceful coexistence. Those who think differently are like those who enter the lion’s cave never to be seen again.

The only remedy readily available is apply a good dose of Christ ordered insecticide to kill off this abominable scourging pestilence.

Non-Muslims need to stop believing the U.S. government, when it blames every war attack by Muslims on misguided Muslims. Few understand that isolating such Islamic pestilence. Allows Muslims, and the U.S. government to advocate that it’s just the work of a few Muslims operating outside the mainstream of Islam which is a great misconception. One way, or another, that misconception aids tyranny. The Muslim world community functions as subsets of the whole. And those, who refuse to be a subset of Islamic tyranny, they are the ones operating outside the mainstream of Islam. No progress will be made in annihilating this Islamic evil, until that is accepted.

Christendom needs some savvy foxes to take on the vicious trickery of Islam that this discussion has picturesquely characterized as a lion. Hagar gave birth to a lion cup, who through the centuries has suffered many defeats. But has now matured into a savage killer, who has no fear. Making Islam the king of the beasts, who now knows no superior foe, save one.

For sale palace of comfort

Have you ever thought what it would be like to be hauled off to prison? Suspecting that you would never leave that prison alive. What kind of thoughts would race through ones mind when anticipating such a fate. Would there be confusion, fear, anger, anxiety or composure? Most people find the lack certainty for ones tomorrows unsettling. Especially when the outcome appears rather dismal because of the prospect of being executed.

A Lutheran clergyman and university professor lived that experience. His reaction seemed to be one of extreme composure. Working as an intense person seeing the larger world around him, as opposed to the real world of reality. One can only imagine the wisdom he parted to his students. Who were fortunate enough to absorb his lectures. No doubt Christ saw him as a man who practiced Matthew 3:8, 24/7. Which says, “Bring forth; therefore, fruits worthy of repentance.” A worthy goal for each of us to strive for, in our own humble and inadequate ways.

Interesting enough, when one experiences newness of life through Christ. Very ordinary people like you and me are able to become more than we ever thought we could become. That is the lesson from 2 Corinthians 5:7-8. Which reads, “For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” That kind of strength comes from 2 Corinthians 5:17-18, “If any person be in Christ, they become new creations; old things are passed away, behold! All things are become new. And all things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation.”

Professor Bonhoeffer participated with an underground movement that plotted to kill Adolf Hitler. He was executed for his participation in that plot. But while imprisoned, he composed a manuscript of his thoughts. They were later published and the book titled, “Letters from Prison.”

Here are some of his thoughts. “In the larger sense the planet is the House of God. Suggesting that the Christ followers should be chasing the money changers from the House of God. And providing for the temporal needs of humanity. But commerce and government have little to worry about because Christianity has become the whore of commerce and government. Leaving a small contingent of Christ followers to execute his edicts for the survival of the masses. And as any observer can see, the scale is tilted in favor of commerce and government.” Pretty amazing, there we have a man facing execution, and he’s thinking beyond himself  to the needs of the community beyond his prison cell. And even more spectacular is that his prison cell was most likely not a palace of comfort.

It would seem that the Christian experience shouldn’t be a palace of comfort. But for most Christians today, that is their only pursuit . Which helps explain, why the world, and in particular, America is in such a mess. Especially with Islam breathing down our necks to annihilate American. And to annihilate every thing American is to annihilate everything Jewish and Christian. The only two forces able to annihilate Islam. Tack a for sale sign on your palace of comfort. Move out and hit the streets and save your Judeo-Christian heritage

There came one, John the Baptist, who perhaps was Bonhoeffer’s inspiration. He told the people that if they had two coats give one away. The same sharing should occur with food, Like 3:11. Providing for the temporal needs of the community is an intricate part of our Christian responsibility. And perhaps, if we meet for some round table discussions. As suggested from yesterdays posting, I’ll share why.

Bonhoeffer and John the Baptist shared another commonality. They both sacrificed their lives for their behavior based on their belief in God’s edicts. Both preached, the life transforming power of Christ. John the Baptist put it this way, “… I indeed baptize with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am unworthy to untie. He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit …,” Luke 3:16.

Bonhoeffer put it this way, “Cheap grace is the deadly sin and the enemy of the church. We are fighting today for costly grace. Cheap grace is the justification of sin without the justification of the sinner.”

The lives of John the Baptist and Dietrich Bonhoeffer represented what costly grace means. Every life counts and every contribution matters. No matter how small the contribution might seem. Because in Christ, there is no such thing as a small contribution. It’s just a matter of finding the proper seeds to sow. In time, your harvest will produce substances worthy of your repentance. Because all efforts, through Christ represent costly grace.

How God thinks

Why are Muslims so evil, and as such, a constant threat to human civility? For the answer, we turn  to our Judeo-Christian scriptures. The only bases for understanding human civility and the lack thereof.

Why, do we have to understand the mind of God? Because his mode of thinking unveils his actions and reactions to human behavior. Understanding the mind of God, can be a challenging task. But to a certain extent, it can be done. Challenging, because God had this biography written about himself. Selecting Paul to record the following, “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God. How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out. For who has known the mind of the LORD? Or who has been his counselor? Or who has first given to him, and it shall be repaid him,” Romans 11:33-36. Clearly establishing that God is the ultimate source for the understanding His and human thinking.

So to begin our journey, we turn to the home of Abraham and Sarah. Who became disillusioned with God because they thought God had failed to provide them with a male heir. So Sarah thought it would be in their best interest, if her husband slept with her Egyptian slave, Hagar. Which resulted in the birth of Ishmael; who soon after his birth, mother and child were kicked out of their home. The birth Ishmael came about because Abraham and Sarah lost faith in God. Taking it upon themselves to find a solution for what they perceived as God’s failure.

One lesson to be learned from the mind of God and how He thinks is the following. For every human action there is a godly reaction. And, it impacts humanity in horrific ways. In the Abraham, Sarah, Hagar sexual trilogy the birth of Ishmael, the child of the flesh gave birth to Islam. As opposed to Isaac the son promise to Abraham and Sarah. And the perfect cure for the evils of Islam.

Hagar distraught, and with no where to go to call home. Settling down to rest for awhile. An angel visited her and made some promises. Telling Hagar that her son Ishmael would become a formidable person on the world scene. The formidability of Ishmael is expressed through Genesis 16:12. Where we discover a reaction from God for their sexual trilogy. “He shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him. And he shall dwell in the presence of his brethren.” No doubt this Muslim menace at our doorsteps is the sole reaction of a displeased God. Perfect as Paul recorded in the aforementioned, “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways of finding out.” Because Abraham, and Sarah doubted God concerning a male heir. Isaac the male heir of promise in the ancestry of Abraham to David and eventually to Jesus Christ

Consequently; Ishmael the father of Islam, has made his presence painfully felt. For this discussion, just a couple of examples demonstrating Muslim evils that capture their wildness. Out of thousands, upon thousands, of examples that could be used as examples. Like the UPS and FedEX cargo planes destined to reach Chicago. But saved from its destiny by security alerts that found explosives in two packages addressed to two Jewish synagogues. Recall the sentencing of the the Times Square bomber, Faisal Shahzad? Who wanted to see how many people he could kill and hurt. Who defiantly scolded a federal judge saying, “Brace yourselves because the war with Muslims has just begun. Consider me the first droplet of blood that will follow. Barely said, when the FBI arrested Muslim Farooque Ahmed. According to undercover FBI operatives, Ahmed was scouting commuter substations leading in and out of the Pentagon. His goal according to federal prosecutors was to kill as many military personnel as possible. And the Muslim war, against Israel and the United States continues unabated. Because Islam, the son of the fleshly desires. Can’t be defeated through secular governments which are of the flesh and not of the spirit.

It must be done through the son of promise, Isaac. With Isaac being the figurative example of Jesus Christ. Through whom, as the perfect son of promise, offers the only solution to Islamic mayhem. Accomplished not through condemnation or violence but through the preaching of the gospel.

The question, what to do about this continual Muslim attempts to assault Americans before we have a repeat of 9/11 of even greater magnitude?  There is no governmental solution because the Obama administration continues to embrace, and welcome Muslims as a vital part of the greater American community because the flesh can’t experience the spirit. Such reasoning by the flesh will only produce more and greater Muslim mayhem.

Now to the mechanics for the solution. The great German Lutheran clergyman and university professor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, designer of Situation Ethics (meaning the situation determines the ethics) for Germany. Fought a lesser evil in his day, Nazism than the Islam of his day. With it costing him his life. He used this rational for a justification for defeating the evil of Nazism. “If I see a madman driving into a group of innocent bystanders, than I can’t, as a Christian simply wait for the catastrophe to occur, and than comfort the wounded and bury the dead. I must try and wrestle the steering wheel out of the hands of the driver.”

The Lutheran church debated what to do about Nazism but arrived at no solution. So, Bonhoeffer joined the underground, and they plotted to kill Hitler. Bonhoeffer was discovered, arrested, jailed and eventually executed.

The United States government is incapable of dealing with repeated Islamic attempts to slaughter Americans. Because they will not accept the threat that Islam poses to their very existence as governors and the American people. Thinking that eventually the few, who misrepresent Islam will somehow disappear. It’s not the few, but rather the many, who represent Islam for what it is. A very dangerous satanic controlled military, political legalistic form of government. Which makes Islam incapable of any kind of co-existence within any nation state. Especially Israel or America with its Jewish Christian roots of tradition.

If America is to be spared, then the Bonhoeffer’s within the church need to come together. Argue if they must, but a strategy must be put forth that is workable to save America. Suspecting that church today is to divided to create much opposition to the savage wildness of Islam. America needs what few courageous Bonhoeffer’s can be found to go underground. Emerging with doable strategy to save America.

To think the task simple, when it’s just about impossible would represent an understatement. But to think that it’s impossible, would also be an understatement. Especially when considering Leviticus 26:8, “And five of you shall chase one hundred, and hundreds of you shall put ten thousand to flight; and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.” Our sword is declared to be the word of God, as recorded in Hebrews 4:12.

Along the way this padre has learned a little secret on the way to victory. It’s a six letter acronym sibkis, See It Big Keep It Small! I bid serious seekers for round table discussions. Found through the ‘contact us’ tab associated with the navigation link.

God thinks through the spirit of promise. It’s our stewardship of responsibility to help people see and experience how God thinks.

Why Muslims don’t qualify

From the heart and mind of the man, who would become the nations second president. “It’s the duty of all people in society, publicly, and at stated seasons to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshiping GOD in the manner most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience, or for his religious profession or sentiments; provided he doesn’t disturb the public peace, or obstruct others in their religious worship,” John Adams, 1776.

If John Adams, were on the world scene today as president, no doubt he’d be after the nations Muslim community. Who more than any other political/religious group in the history of the world. Have collectively; and with purposeful intent disturbed the public peace, and determined to obstruct others in their religious worship.

There is little doubt that the current occupant of the Peoples House, Barak Hussein Obama, is of the opposite opinion of his distinguished  predecessor, President John Adams. Based upon a insightful comments made by Jesus Christ. Who said, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly, they are raven wolves.” Then emphasizing with a statement and followed by asking, “You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” Then admonishing us to observe closely, “Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth bad fruit.” Because, “A good tree can’t bring forth bad fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that brings not good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.” Concluding, “Wherefore! By their fruits you shall know them,” Matthew 7:15-20.

Obama prides himself as being a churchman. But he rarely attends church, except for days like Christmas and his inauguration day. Along with a few other church visits designed to highlight some meaningful historic event. Like the legitimacy same sex marriages. Such presidential behaviors reveals that in the Peoples House, we have a false prophet to our Judeo-Christian traditions. Clearly demonstrating a president, who produces grapes of thorns and figs of thistles. And bad tree that can’t bear good fruit and must be hewn down and cast into the fire.

Never to be forgotten was his historic visit to an episcopalian church, St. John’s, no doubt to show his support for the Muslim/Palestinian cause against Israel and our nations Judeo-Christian heritage. Because taking presence from behind the pulpit, was the infamous Jew and Christian hating, Ziad Asali. A Muslim who calls for Israel to apologize for its rebirth as a nation state. It seems that Obama has a tendency to court as his friends unsavory types, who would like to see Israel and the United States annihilated from the world scene. (source material:Ryan Jones, Israel Today Magazine, 21 Sept. 2010) With emphasis throughout, this writer.

While the nation is stuck with Obama for a second term, it’s not to soon to start the hewning down process for the fires of the Obama Muslim ties. Which will be the discussion for tomorrow.

Aristocracy it’s right 4 America

They say in every cloud there is a silver lining. So it is from an excerpt from a letter written in the nineteenth century. Written by the nations third president to the nations second president in 1813. Both were out of office but deeply concerned about the American future.

Thomas Jefferson wrote to John Adams, “The natural aristocracy I consider as the most precious gift of nature for the trusts, and government of society. And indeed it would have been inconsistent to have formed man for the social state, and not to have provided virtue and wisdom enough to manage the concerns of society. May we not even say that that form of government provides the most for a pure selections these natural aristoi (Greek meaning *The Best*) into the offices of government.”

Jefferson was a deist, who saw the presences of God by virtue of the evidence provided by nature through reason. And after the creation of heaven and the earth, assigning responsibility to his prized creation, we humans. Our Creator left the management of His creation to the stewardship of his creation. That historical record is provided for us with the early verses from the book of Genesis. With attention being called to Genesis 1:26, “And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let him have dominion over the fish of the sea, and the foul of the air, and over the cattle, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.” In Genesis 2:20, the first man Adam was busy with his responsibilities. When God decided that Adam would enjoy life more with Eve as a companion, Genesis 2:18,21-22. Then God created for all time marital relationships. A relationship between a man and a woman destined forever, Genesis 2:22-24. But Adam, and Eve failed God’s directive not to eat the fruit from the tree in the midst of the garden, Genesis 3:3;11. And with that failed act of stewardship, life became complex and difficult, Genesis 3:16-18. With death being the climatic experience for Adam and Eve, and future generations, Genesis 3:19.

Jefferson, as a deist got the consistency of human stewardship right. Because God created a social state giving humans the virtue and wisdom to manage the concerns of society. Jefferson hoped that a virtuous and wise people would find their way into the offices of government. Because for America, it was the natural aristoi for the formation of a government.

But the views of men like Jefferson and Adams, who saw God on the world stage, as the initiator of man’s responsibilities to one another through government. And from that stage of governance man would either excel of fail without divine intervention. Such views, as shared by Jefferson to Adams and many others, who steered America into channels of excellence. Have been replaced by the many in and outside of government, who scoff and mock such notions. Notions that God had a divine plan for America. Replacing them with self determination absent any sense of divine order, as the channeled course for America. And because of that America is being channeled into oceans of confusion without water. Leaving a nation stranded to eventually die because it lacks the necessary life support systems. Namely the stewardship by godly responsible Americans. A biblical theme from Genesis, and ending with the book of Revelation.

Making aristocracy right for America because this a discussion not about human aristocracy, but rather God, as the sole aristoi, who has channeled to his creation a natural order of stewardship.

Why the seeing can’t see

Most resist the reality that the United States was designed by God to be his representatives to propel his righteousness to the American people. With the American people, then destined to take his righteousness to the global community.

Since the nations birth those notions have been under attack. With Washington Post columnist, Michael Garson taking issue with such a notion. When he wrote the following. “America is not a Christian country, and has never been, for historical, theological and philosophical reasons.” Then as proof, he refers to the establishment clause found in the peoples Bill of Rights. A clause that demands a separation between church and state.

The founding fathers not only knew about oppressive state religions, they experienced it! And it’s part of the reason, why they crossed the ocean. And once here with knowledge and experience, they were unwilling to trust men, to speak for God, Because ancient, and modern history demonstrates that nations that have a state religion, democracies are non-existent. America was born, not to become a country with a state religion. Better that a people ‘born again’ should exercise its christian dogma to make the state honor its Judeo-Christian heritage. But without question, it’s the churches greatest failure. What Mr. Garson, failed to understand is the intent of the ‘establishment clause.’ But it doesn’t in any way limit the nations responsibility to be Christian.

But Mr. Garson is wrong on all three issues aforementioned and here is why. Just because anyone can open our Bible and read from it like it’s like any other book. However it’s not like any other book, as fact, our Bible is a very closed book. Open, and made understandable only to those who have experienced newness of life through Jesus Christ. To all others it’s a book of contradictions, distortions and falsehoods.

The reasons for those blind assumptions, for those, who have noticed. Is because there is a general theme that runs through our scriptures of a people with hardened hearts, having eyes, seeing not, having ears, hearing not. Jesus had this to say, “And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled. Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, And seeing you will see and not perceive; For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing. And their eyes have been closed. Lest they they should understand with their hearts and turn, so  that I should heal them,” Matthew 13:14-16. Then the command, those that hear, hear what the spirit is saying to the churches, Revelation 3:22. And that’s the difference between Christ’ Christians and people like Garson. So then, it’s not reasonable that such naysayers, as Garson should understand the nations God ordained destiny.

Any, and all, naysayers can watch the ways and events of prophetic tagging unfold before them. Such ways and events were presented in yesterdays discussion.

So then, here is some information to refute thinkers like Garson and to reinforce your conceptional purpose for America. Because America has a historical, theological and philosophical destiny. Readers can discover these truths by reading a recent posting. Just click the calendar date for, 22 January 2015. That will bring up a posting titled, “Destiny and its Path. Then click upon the title and that will bring up the complete posting.