Why does this thing plague many

They say failure isn’t falling down, it’s staying down. There are all kinds of motivational speakers on the circuit giving speeches and writing books on how to overcome the falling down and staying down syndrome’s of life.

With all kinds of euphemisms used like the following to accomplish the not giving up attitude. “Come on boy! Pull up your pants and get on with it!” Infamous words from a D.I. during boot camp. Or no pain no gain! How about, when the going gets tough the tough get going.
Or what Studs Terkel used to say, “Ordinary people are capable of extraordinary things.”

Including these words from a World War 11 general, who knew a lot about falling done and not staying down. And often barked! “Champions are made to overcome adversity,” General G.S. Patton.

But perhaps the best of them all are the words from Helen Keller, who became the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Who must have known an awful lot about falling down, and getting up. Who recognized this sterling trait in herself, and passed it on to us. “The world is not only moved by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but by the collective pushes by honest people.”

As good as all the aforementioned are, for me it falls short, and maybe for you too. With some struggles, how many times can one fall down and get up? No real way to know is there? But this is what gets me up and keeps me going because it goes beyond human efforts and determination. It’s the encouragement Moses gave to Joshua, “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the one who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you,” Deuteronomy 31:6.

For Joshua, it was the taking control of Palestine. A battle for Israel that has seen it’s ups and downs through the centuries. And is today a global epoch of attention. As the Arab/Muslim community promises to return Palestine to its wrongful inhabitants, absent a Jewish presences.

For me, Deuteronomy 31:6, is central because the Islamic world is determined to rearrange the world community after an Islamic image, absent a Jewish/Christian image. That is what all that Arab/Muslim violence all over the world is about. So simple to understand but most have fallen down and just can’t get up. Deciding that coexistence is the solution. The problem is that coexistence for Muslims means to acquiescence to Islam.

But others may know the getting up from other perspectives like Deuteronomy 31:6. It’s just as applicable today in helping you avoid staying down. Several sterling jewels were shared with this discussion from people who knew something about not staying down. But beside Deuteronomy 31:6, we in the church have this jewel to add to our collective ability for not to stay down. Which is a first hand source, and not passed on from some mere mortal like Moses to Joshua. But from Jesus Christ himself, who said, “The things that are impossible with man are possible with God,” Luke 18:27. Jesus must take the lead and we follow. If, and what ever has you down, just get up, and take your coat off, roll your sleeves, and start doing what you either need to be doing or want to do. And let the Word be your leader. You can succeed because as we often sing, “The Bible Told Me So.” Blessed by getting up and getting on with it.

A shared jewel that has served me well. It’s the last thing that I utter to God upon my bed. The first utterance upon getting up and repeated constantly during the day. Which is, “Direct my steps by your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me,” Psalms 119:133. It’ll serve you well, also. Know this, the Word is Jesus, Revelation 19:13. And the vesture dipped in blood is his body, John 1:1,14.

We are in this together

Human expression followed by godly action. “True courage is manifest when a person chooses to take a difficult or even a dangerous course of action because it is the right thing to do. Courage is looking beyond yourself to what is better for another.” (Source unknown).

“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain,” Philippians. 1:20-21.

Got a cause of courage that expresses boldness to magnify the purpose of Christ? If not find one, it’s mandatory! That’s if you are of the redeemed because it is written, “And I am coming quickly, and My reward is with me to give to everyone according to their work,” Revelation 22:12.

One cause is to destroy the Islamic community through out the United States. As Islam is the true enemy of Jesus Christ, who is God, and declared so in John 10:30. And sealed for ever, “For there are three that bear witness in heaven. The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one,” 1 John 5:7. Muslims exhort a political/religious system foreign our Judeo/Christian experiences and history. Which propelled America to unprecedented prosperity and power. Because this tenet, was once looked upon in America with deep reverence, “Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is none like me,” Isaiah 46:9

America’s history has had great men calling the nation to remember the things of old. Like Patrick Henry’s words a some months before the signing of our Declaration of Independence. When he declared, “… I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings,” Patrick Henry, 23 March 1775.

America needs similar voices today for its many challenges. One such challenge is to silence those Islamic voices that would silence our American Judeo-Christian voices.  And sadly for America Muslims, are succeeding in their endeavors to do just that.

A long with those who would destroy the sanctity of marriage as being a union between a man and a woman, as declared so by Jesus Christ himself in Matthew 19:5-6. Where this is recorded, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.

To acknowledge otherwise is absurd. It’s unimaginable how rational people don’t continually vomit at the very thought of any other union. Especially when hearing a homosexual male refer to his male homosexual partner as his wife. As if, his male wife can bear his children through his mouth or anus. And such, psychological misfits should not be allowed to adopt children and furthermore damage them and America.

It’s no wonder that such behaviors has a threefold kiss of death. First, it’s declared by God to be an abomination, Leviticus 18:22. Next such nations that allow such perversions are themselves defiled. As recorded, “For the land is defiled; therefore I will visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants,” Leviticus 18:25). Thirdly this law was given. “If a man lies with male as he lies with woman, both have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. There blood shall be upon them,” Leviticus 20:13.

Today we are not under the law. Old Testament laws serve as principles today. But they are no less viable today, then they were when Moses penned them for God. Today they too shall be put to death. But not by the hands of mortals, Christ followers or not. But by Jesus, who brings death by unsavory ways. We in Christ pray for the manifestation of His unsavory ways. Here is a secret. We do not come to Jesus. Jesus comes to us, when we pray and reveals His judgments. Here is one of those judgments. It’s called lawlessness. Lawlessness can and is bleeding America to death. Making the United States vulnerable to her enemies; who in this instance condemns what Jesus condemns, and they are Muslim peoples of the world found in as many nations as there specs of sand on a beach. Along with secular nations like Russia and China. As recorded, pay attention oh abominable Obama that you are, “Calling a bird of prey from the east. The man who executes My counsel from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will do it. Listen to me you stubborn hearted, who are far from righteousness. I will bring My righteousness near, it shall not be far off; My salvation shall not linger. I will place salvation in Zion, for Israel My glory,” Isaiah 46:11-13. “Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon (America). Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no longer be called tender and delicate. Your nakedness shall be uncovered. Yes, your shame will be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will not arbitrate with a man. As for our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name. The Holy one of Israel. Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no longer be called The Lady of Kingdoms,” Isaiah 47:1;3-5.
All Christ cause are noble;hopefully, we can each in our respective services which we revere above all earthly kings practice the Patrick Henry principle. Because there are only two forces on this earth. The force of Christ for good. And all opposing forces to Christ are evil, and will further damage America. The call is eternal, choose this day whom you will serve, Joshua 24:15. Because the destiny of the world is dependent upon how we choose. Just as it was when Isaiah penned these thoughts, “Remember the former things of old. For I am God, there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from times things that are not yet done. Saying My counsel shall stand. And I will do all My pleasure,” Isaiah 46:9-10. Providence allows two choices which will America ultimately chose? What made her great or what is destroying her?

Fools die for lack of wisdom or do they

A monkey made a great impression by dancing before an assembly of animals, who elected him their king. The fox was jealous. Noticing a snare with a piece of meat in it, he took the monkey to it and said, “here is a choice tidbit that I have found. Instead of eating it myself, I have kept it for you as a perquisite of your your royal office. So take it.”

The monkey went at it carelessly and was caught in the snare. When he accused the fox of laying a trap for him. The fox replied, “Fancy a fool like you, friend monkey, being king of the animals!”

People who attempt things without due consideration suffer for it and get laughed at into the bargain. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-Fools Die for Lack of Wisdom)

Someone else said,”Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.”

Jesus said, “Be therefore not anxious about tomorrow for tomorrow will be anxious for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof,” Matthew 6:34.

And then it’s recorded, Ecclesiastes 9:11, this way, “I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill; but time and chance happened to them all.

Life is about choice even after death

Indeed life is about the choices we make. But there is a commonality among us, that excludes choice. It’s a time line that the Psalmist puts this way, “the days our years are threescore years and ten; and if, by reason of strength, they be fourscore years, yet is their strength, labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away,” Psalms 90:10. And that in capsule form is what our existence amounts to, as we travel that time line.

But some of us want more, as did the writer of the Old Testament book of Job which is to live again. Who presented his case as follows, “People who are born of a woman exist but a few days. And they are full of troubles. They come forth as flowers and fade away. They flee as a shadow and do not continue,” Job 14:1-2.

And at the end of those fourscore years, for the fortunate, this is the result. “So man a lies down and rises not. Till the heavens be no more, nor be raised out of their sleep,” Job 14:12.

Then Job asked the eternal question. Which has fallen from the lips of most; if not all, at some time or another. “If a man dies, shall he live again?” But, with this intrinsic awareness. “All the days of appointed time will I wait, till my change comes,” Job14:14. And it will come for the dead, as well, as for the living.

Because we have this scriptural declaration, “You shall call, (God) and I will answer you; You shall desire the the work of your hands.” It’s about accountability found in Job 14:15;Revelation 22:12. And that should give cause for everyone, to give careful consideration for the kind of life choices we make.

Two historic events wait for there occurrence on God’s time line. Both which sing the mercy, that no person should perish, but that everyone should have eternal life.

John was privileged to witness future history in two segments. The first is an event begging for fulfillment. It’s a gala of a celebration. First God’s rewards the many, who had been executed for being faithful with their witness for Jesus and for the Word of God. Refusing to worship the beast or receive his mark. They *reigned* with Christ, on those thrones, for a thousand years, Revelation 20:4.

While at the same time John saw others who had also been faithful to Christ through out history, but remained in their graves. A the end of those thousand years. People dead for a long time, some more recent or even almost immediate. Were brought back to life and this is referred to as the First Resurrection, Revelation 20:5.

This is what is said about them. “Blessed and holy is he, who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priest of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years,” Revelation 20:6.

But the second resurrection brings hope to the many who scoffed at this God talk. Made fun of such talk and ignored any necessity for the Christ demand of personal repentance from sin. With absolute belief upon him, as ones redeemer and Savior. Which also dates way back, before the first advent of Christ. Including all the children to young to have made a conscious decision regarding the acceptance or denial of Christ. Along with all the ramifications as to what it means to be a human.

It was put this way, John was told not to seal the words of this book; for the time is at hand, Revelation 22:10. Then God in his everlasting mercy, will reach out to them one last time, even after their death. People of all ages, irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity or creed, will be given that one last opportunity.

Standing before the Bright and Morning Star of all New Beginnings, the Christ of Revelation 22:16. Inviting those not to reject his last plea to come and drink freely drink. With the Spirit of the Bride (Christians) saying, COME! And let them that are thirsty come. And whoever will, let them take water and drink freely, Revelation 22:17.

Even at this stage of life, it’s about choice. Though the end of life from the Psalmist declaration, in Psalms 90:10, had occurred. Death offers a second chance at life. But another negative choice will result in the second death. Because death and the grave (hades) which had spared them could no longer, and they were cast into the lake of fire. That is the second death, of Revelation 20:14. All because it is recorded, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire,” Revelation 20:15. And according to Revelation 22:14, the second death is a permanent state of unconsciousness and nothingness. In other words extinction with God showing his mercy. Meaning there will be no eternal damnation in hell begging for all eternity for just a drop of water.

It’s a scare tactic used by many churches to keep the pews full and the cash registers ringing.

YES! There is a real eternal hell to be experienced. It is reserved for a very special trio. It’s recorded as follows, “The devil who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever,” Revelation 20:10.

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The authenticity-invincibility of the Word of God

Have you ever wondered if the Bible is reliable source of information? Well it is, and here is why! The Bible was written over a period of at least fifteen centuries. Representing a host of different cultures, customs, and languages. With very dissimilar agenda’s considering the varying times that separated their lives. Yet they were able to put together a prophetic story with stunning accuracy. How? Read On!

This included reasons for errors based upon endless translations through the centuries. Where all of the above complexities could come into play and ruin this great godly road map for humanities long historical prophetic journey. Written by the greatest collection of prophetic historians assembled by none other than the WORD of GOD. Who is this mysterious character?

What is to follow is just a short journey, as to why the WORD of GOD is authentic and therefore dependable. This great manual the scriptures, has the answer for what plagues individuals. And what plagues individuals, dooms the nations. The cure is at our finger tips  Our scriptures, is it a perfect manual? No! It contains oversights, mistakes here and there, but errors distorting the eternal message no! It contains the perfect prescription for what ails humanity and providing the cure. Thus preserving, in our case America.

It started this way, “Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold! I have put my words into your mouth,” Jeremiah 1:9. A theme that runs from Genesis through Revelation. Forever sealing that God would always preserve his word through time. Do not attempt to understand it because it’s beyond human understanding. It’s a supernatural miracle by God into the affairs of his creation. Just like it’s impossible to comprehend the birth of an infant. Which has no life, until God moves upon that child miraculously and breathes the breath of life into it, and then the child becomes a soul. Grounded as truth and not opinion from, Genesis 2:7.

It manifests itself in this manner, “For this cause, also we thank God without ceasing. Because when you received the WORD of GOD which you heard from us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the WORD of GOD which effectually works also in you that believe.” 1 Thessalonians 2:13.

And when the WORD of GOD works effectually in a believer-from the far past-to the present-and well into the future. The authenticity of the WORD of GOD will be preserved, as invincible. It is the eternal promise, as God said to Jeremiah, Behold! I have put my words in your mouth. With that theme continuing, “For the WORD of GOD is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword. Piercing even to the dividing asunder of the soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow. And is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart,” Hebrews 4:12. Slowly, and carefully reread those words because it guarantees the perseverance of the WORD of GOD for all eternity. Because the WORD of God is the blood drenched persona grata of Jesus Christ! (Scriptural texts:Revelation 19:13).

Meaning to keep secure the authenticity and invincibility of the WORD of GOD in spite of the seemingly insurmountable difficulties. As authentic and invincible as the following, “The grass withers, and the flower fads, but the WORD of GOD shall stand forever,” Isaiah 40:8. Because, “In the beginning the WORD of GOD was with GOD and the WORD was GOD,” John 1:1. “And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory as the only begotten of the Father, full of truth,” John 1:14. Indissoluble by the very breath of God which dwells in us. Because it is what made us human in the beginning, and continues today as God’s testimony to humanity. It’s His historical documentation for life and time stamped from Genesis 2:7.

One last thought, when God in his providence, withdraws His breath, that is what extinguishes life. Man can’t live on his, or die on his own. That is what is meant by man’s days are numbered from beginning to end, Job 14:5. But there is a future which will be discussed tomorrow.

Traitors to the American Way

“As a man is said to have a right to his property, he is equally said, to have property in his rights. Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his persons, his faculties or his possessions,” James Madison, March 27,1792.

And who, and what is responsible for this scandalous theft? None other than those, who claim to hold the United States Constitution in the highest of esteem. From the President through the Congress, to the Supreme Court. They represent the WHO of the theft of our property rights. Because of their zeal for personal stature, influence, power and wealth. They have subverted our property rights into a cesspool of corruption by allowing MONEY to have equal standing with people. They have done this through the WHAT represented by the nations corporate conglomerates which dote Wall Street. With their billions of dollars and thousands of lobbyist to keep the government under their dominance, if they want to be reelected. IN A VERY REAL SENSE, ALL PARTIES TO THE SHENANIGANS BETWEEN GOVERNMENT, WALL STREET AND THEIR ARMY OF LOBBYIST SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND TRIED AS TRAITORS. AND SURELY, A PEOPLES COURT WOULD SENTENCE THEM TO DEATH BY HANGING. A JUST MERCY FOR THEIR CRIMES. Because they have collectively stolen our property rights. Because our, Declaration of Independence, boldly declares, that we the people have been endowed by our CREATOR with certain unalienable Rights, that among these rights are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Followed by the preamble of our Constitution which also boldly declares that, “We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union establish … promote the general Welfare … ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. So we the people need to get about our constitutional business and do just that.

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness resulting from the general welfare means certain aspects of those unalienable rights endowed to us by our Creator can not be for profit. One such aspect is a single universal health care coverage. To be funded by the nations corporate conglomerates. Through their billions in campaign donations that keep their flunkies in office. So you see the money is there, after all, to fund medical care for all Americans. We just have to make illegal what those so called public servants call legal. Which has been hotly debated in the Congress from time to time, but enough politicians have always found a ways for its  defeat. Declaring that such an option is of the table. It’s only of the table, if we the American people allow it to be of the table. Sometimes you have to get mean and nasty.

It’s unfortunate that ObamaCare ended up with with state exchanges to compete with the many private health care plans. Those plans offered by the institutions of profits and death from the likes of Cigna, Humana, Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plans.

The U.S. government will not get their act together to offer all Americans universal health coverage at the expense corporate America. Which would benefit them because they would not have to provide health care for their employees. And employees, and their families would benefit because they would never be without heath care. Whether they were between jobs or unemployed. It’ll never happen until the nations power structures know that that the work force is fed up with their style of governance which reaches beyond the health care crisis.

This is the problem facing our government. One suspects that if the work force was polled. That such polls would show that they want continuous universal health care. Politicians most likely know that, so they are obligated to the people to enact such to uninterrupted coverage from cradle to grave. Because it is written, “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” Declaration of Independence.

But politicians are subservient to the health care industry through their lobbyist who fund their political campaigns that return them to multiple terms through out the halls of the Peoples Congress. Yet they still have to have to be careful not to over heat the Peoples anger button for fear  a revolution. Well it’s time for a revolution because things are not going to change unless, we revolt. Because as things stand today, We the People, are without a choice of candidates, whenever an election cycle rolls around. So, We the People, keep getting stuck with the return of those Democratic and Republican treasonous traitors election cycle after election cycle.

And, that is why health care reform will continue to be so controversially argued in Congress. A congressional balancing act to give the health care industry as much of the pie in profits as possible. While at the same time giving, We the People, a few left over crumbs from that pie. Resulting with this, “Where an access of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected,” James Madison. And health care is a property right guaranteed by our Constitution. Demanding a not for profit health care system as the property of the People which makes the sitting Congress a den of thieves for its denial. Who must be brought to justice, and justly punished. The question is, are Americans up to the task at hand?

The Law of Talk

“Nothing so strongly impels a man to regard the the interest of his constituents, as the certainty of returning to the general mass of the people from whence he was taken, where he must participate in their business,” George Mason, July 1788, to the Virginia Ratifying Convention.

With their constituents today consisting of the nations corporate conglomerates. Who really are the nations power brokers, but whose authority to govern is no where found in our Constitution. Proving one truth that a congress person can make the constitution say anything. But the people can not, and that really needs to change.

Which is why, President Obama, the man who said, yes we can, and millions believed him, with most being very disappointed. Senate Majority Leader, Sen. McConnell, and Speaker of the House, Rep. Boehner, all talk, the good talk but can not legislate their talk into law. That is for the benefit of the people.
The same Law of Talk applies to the both sides of the isle and even more so. Because their corporate constituents will not allow them to speak otherwise, and if they do, from whence they were plucked they shall be returned.

That is why the nations method of taxation is so unfair. Favoring those upon the top rung of the ladder. Who are willing, and able to crush the hearts of those struggling to earn their daily bread, one day at a time. And doing so with impunity, as a right of natural law.

Wages historically in the U.S. are barely sufficient for survival. Whatever the workers have in wages and benefits, much blood has been shed to provide them. Wages should be by law indexed to the cost of living and rise in accordance with the rate of inflation. To make up the cost difference, corporate America should pick up the tab with greater taxation. Two things would occur. First workers would earn a livable wage. And corporate America and their government servants would keep inflation in check. Economic crisis is the result of those two culprits screwing up the economy through greed and mismanagement.

This phenomenon is clearly visible through the current health care debate. Waiting for the Supreme’s to be supremely unjust. The solution is simple but impossible because those in charge do want health care fixed. It’s the Law of Talk at work again. What is needed is a single payer health care plan for each American. Funded by the government and paid for by corporate America. Then they’ll work to keep the cost of inflation in check. Doing away with the health care bureaucracy responsible for much of the nations inflationary troubles. As it stands today, health care is all about profits. And the denying of medical care as often as possible. Often enough to cause many their lives.

They argue that they can not not afford to pay for such unnecessary extravagance for the American people. But they found a way to created a debt that the nation may never be able to eliminate. They should be held accountable and not the people, who did not create the debt, but are saddled paying for it. We need our pound of flesh for such incompetence. In the meantime they can stop spending our money on wars this government can not win. Eliminate the billions spent on foreign aid. Because it’s *BRIBE* money. Money given to nations, who in return allow the United States to have military bases on their soil. Foreign aid is about empire building. With that money saved, then being used to create the kind of health care we need.

Now all that is rather simplistic it was meant to see a need to put new talk on the lips of our misguided politicians. Or return them to where they don’t want to be which is among the general masses of the people. Even that doesn’t work today because they become lobbyist for their cronies in our United States Congress. And, end up writing legislation for the peoples representatives. Making them more powerful then when they were in the congress. We the people sure have a lot of work to do. The question, are we up to it?

A tale of truth

On a particular day a florist went to a barber shop for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, “I can not accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a police officer came in for a hair cut, and when he tried to pay his bill, the barber again replied, “I can not accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The officer was happy and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

A congressman came in for a hair cut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again relied, “I can not accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.” The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a couple dozen or more Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut. And that’s the fundamental difference between the people who work for a living, and the politicians who live off the people. Enuf said! Time to dump that bunch and start over! It’s the American way!!! A history no politician wants to hear about. But a cord sounding better and better to the electorate. (source:Patriot Humor-but modified by this writer).

Tomorrow a solution in the making for the determined and gutsy.

The times of a politician

Seldom do two different worlds meet with similarity of the spoken word with accuracy as the following. “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy,” Ernest Benn, 1875-1954.

All because of that the following, “The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, a taking one with the other, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office,” H.L. Mencken 1880-1956.

Then we have this timeless fable from Aesop which might be what’s ailing America. “People generally find that a change in government simply means exchanging one master for another. Amply illustrated with the following anecdote. A timid old man was gazing his donkey in a meadow when all of a sudden he was alarmed by the shouting of some enemy soldiers, ‘Run for it,’ he cried, ‘so that they can’t catch us.’

But the donkey was in no hurry, ‘tell me,’ he said, ‘if I fall into the the conqueror’s hands, do you think he will make me carry a double load?’ ‘I shouldn’t think so’, was the old man’s answer. ‘Then what matter is it to me what master I serve as long as I have to bear my ordinary burden?'” (source:One Master As God As Another -Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop).

Complacency is a great trap holding its catch tightly in its web. Americans need to cut them selves free from our governmental web. Rediscovering the stuff of General G.S Patton, 1885-1945. Who knew this about us. “Champions are built to overcome adversity.”

The American political system is broken and needs to be replaced. America’s most cherished documents gives American’s the legal right to replace what needs to fixed. The first is found in our Declaration of Independence, where we find these words. “… That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive … it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, …” Followed by Article V, The Amending Power, of our Constitution. But in light of the dim wits representing we the people, there is no chance for change that will benefit the people. So, we the people will have to assume our power through one of histories most sacred documents, our Declaration of Independence. But that’s not likely to work, today! Because, our founding fathers realized a dreadful trait in most of us. Which also is found in our Declaration of Independence, and reads, “And according to all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”

Obviously then, this would be a task of difficulty. Needing the courage of what champions are made of in order to overcome political adversity. The new is to be a secular state much like that of the dawn of our nation. Where the politicians wouldn’t dare offend the church. Knowing that if they did, then their political careers would be a short experience. If America is to return to its prosperity and might, then it must do so by returning to our Judeo Christian Heritage, and pronto!

There are lots of weeds in the American garden. Those weeds are Muslims. They must be weeded out because Muslims are the antithesis of everything American.

A politician will chase the bronze

A tourist walked into a Chinese shop. While looking around at the exotic merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life sized bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but it was so incredibly striking that the tourist decided that he must have it. He took it to the old shop owner and asked, “How much for the bronze rat?” “Ahhh, you have chosen wisely! It’s $12.00 for the rat and $100.00 for the story,” said the wise old Chinaman. “I’ll take the rat, you keep the story.”

As he walked down the street carrying the rat, the tourist noticed that a few rats had crawled out of the alley and sewers, and had begun following him down the street. This was a bit disconnecting, so he began walking faster. A couple of blocks later, he looked behind himself, and saw to his horror, that the herd of rats behind him had grown and they began squealing. Sweating now, the tourist began to run towards the bay. Again after a couple of blocks, he looked around, only to see that the rats now numbered in the MILLIONS, and were squealing and coming towards him faster and faster. Terrified, he came to the edge of the bay, and threw the bronze rat as far as he could into the bay. Amazingly, the Millions of rats jumped into the bay after the bronze rat, and were drowned.

The man walked back to the curio shop in Chinatown. Ah, said the owner, “You have come back for the story?” “No sir,” said the man, “I came to see if you have a bronze statue of a Democrat and Republican?” (source: Patriot Humor-slight modifications this writer).

Much is to be learned from the world of a politician but none greater than this. Both parties are self serving good for nothing rats. Who serve corporate America at the expense of the American public. So it’s best not to be fooled by all their hullabaloo wrapped around patriotism. Because they are just a group of pack rats, who purchased their story from corporate America and their lobbyist. And, are hell bent on leading the public to drown in the bay of their shenanigans.

The party was a disaster

A woman in a hot air balloon realized that she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, “Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend to meet him in a hour, but I don’t know where I am.”

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, “You’re in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above the elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes North latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes West longitude.”

She rolled her eyes and said, “You must be a Republican!”

“I am.” replied the man. “How did you know?”

Well answered the balloonist, “Everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with the information, and I’m still lost. Frankly, you’ve not been much help to me.”

The man smiled and responded, “You must be an Obama Democrat!”

“I am,” replied the balloonist. And continued, “You know, we have a lot in common. “We are both trapped in a two party system with neither serving our needs. The parties do not know where they are or where they are going. All they are good for is raising millions of dollars, so they can denigrate each other. Once elected, and settled in, they prove that they have risen to where they are due to huge amounts of hot air. Then they accuse each other of causing the myriad of problems facing the nation,” said the balloonist.

Finally, they both, agreed, that the only solution is to throw the bums out. A revolt by the people, who will then form a government by and for the people. (source:Patriot Humor-modifications by this writer).

Situational Ethics

Knowing that our days are numbered to the last day. A time known only to God, Job 14:5. Then follow the instructions given by Jesus Christ. Who said, when you pray, Say, “Thy kingdom come! Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven,” Matthew 6:10.

Thomas asked Jesus in John 14:5, “We know not where you go, how will we know the way?” Jesus answered in another discussion with his disciples offered this truth concerning the condition of a blind man. “But that the works of God should be made manifest through him,” John 9:3.

Jesus said after due adulation to our Father, pray for His kingdom to come. Imploring Him that His will be done here on earth just like it is in heaven. (Scriptural text:Matthew 6:10. This is what our work, as Christians, on this earth is all about. No matter what condition we find ourselves in, pray for his will to be done. We may not know the way to the end, as suggested in John 14:5. But this we know, whatever condition or state of affairs we are in, it’s that way so that God may be manifested through us, revealed in John 9:3. Because it’s better that God’s will be completed in our lives, then the glory of earthly riches fall upon us. A truth, Marked penned in chapter 8:36. The Psalmist said it’s all about building a house according to plan, otherwise, it’s for naught. For lack of sufficient help, Psalms 127:1.

About Homosexuality

“No greater wrong can ever be done than to put a good man at the mercy of a bad, man, while telling him not to defend himself or his fellows; in no way can the success of evil be more surer or quicker,” President Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919.

Today we have President Obama, a bad man from the Roosevelt and scriptural perspective. Because Obama is encouraging the nation to accept homosexuality as a viable lifestyle. He talks tolerance and acceptance for what scriptures condemns. Because of these words from Leviticus 20:13, “If a man lie with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

God unequivocally defined human relationship from the following. God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam. Taking one of his ribs and healing Adam’s flesh. Creating a woman and bring her to Adam,” Genesis 2:21-22. And Adam said, “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman because she was taken out of man. Therefore, shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh,” verses 23-24. We refer to the sanctity of this miracle as marriage. It’s a sacred union between a man and a woman and none other.

The community of Christians, who have their faith rooted in the born again or new life experience through Jesus Christ. Having an obligation to oppose all attempts  to recognize homosexual behavior as moral or normal. It is neither, and according to our scriptures, it is unlawful. The only law, when all is said done, that matters. Jesus himself settled the matter, as recorded by Matthew. “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning mad them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason shall a man leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? “So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”‘ Matthew 19:4-6.

This whole phenomenon of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender acceptance as normal must be rejected. It is impossible to understand such behavior apart the following. Centuries ago two people named  Adan and Eve decided to disobey God and go their own way. Destroying the perfection of God’s creation and ushering in the penalty of illness which eventually results in death. “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, you shall  not eat of it; for in the day you eat thereof you shall surely die,” Genesis 2:17. Some of these illnesses take the form disabilities that result in same sex attractions. Driving others to seek medical treatment that will bring about a sex change. These are all conditions of the mind and of the body for which there is no cure. And like any other deformity of the mind and body, it’s to be pitied, but never accepted as normal. Normality with right and wrong can only be understood from a biblical perspective.

Therefore, when Obama advocates the acceptance of such evils, it is equivalent to creating a great wrong. By putting the good which is the Christ community at the mercy of the greater number of the bad or anti-Christ community. While telling the Christ community to move into the 21 century. Also equivalent to telling the Christ community not to defend themselves against such abnormalities of evil among people. Which is the surest and quickest way of these evils of homosexuality to gain acceptance even by the Christ community.

So who will defeat this menace of homosexuality seeking to make normal what God calls abnormal? As has been said, take a good look in your bathroom mirror. And there, you’ll discover that person. After all, you are the one Jesus Christ has been waiting for. As we all know the chain is only made strong through each and every link. Because we know that all things are possible through Christ who strengthens us, Philippians 4:13.

Another nail in the American coffin

Sometimes humor tells the story best. But the conclusion isn’t so humorous. A father watched his young daughter playing in the garden, and he smiled as he reflected on how sweet and pure his little girl was. Tears formed in his eyes, as he thought about her seeing the wonders of nature through such innocent eyes.

Suddenly she just stopped and stared at the ground. He went over to see what work of God had captured her attention.

He noticed that she was looking at two spiders. “Daddy, what are those two spiders doing?” she asked? “They’re mating,” her father replied. “What do you call this spider?” she asked pointing? “It’s a Daddy Longlegs,” her father answered. “So, the other one is a Mommy Longlegs?” the little girl asked? As his heart soared with joy of such a cute and innocent question he replied, “No dear! Both of them are Daddy Longlegs.” The little girl looking a little puzzled, thought for a moment, then lifted her foot and stomped them flat. “Well,” she said, ‘that may be OK in states outside of Florida, but not in Florida.”‘ (source:Patriot Humor-modified by this writer)

Unfortunately it’s okay in Florida, for now. Because unelected federal Judge Robert Lewis Hinkle decided to set aside the constitutional will of the people of Florida. Who amended their constitution declaring that marriage is between a man and a woman. Judge Hinkle ignored the constitutional mandate that we have a government of the people and by the people for the people. And not a government by decree from an unelected judge. Furthermore, our Bill of Rights declares that the states have a right to govern themselves independently of the federal government. The ninth amendment to our constitution is about the rights of the people within particular states which can not be denied by the federal government. Apparently Judge Hinkle, has an aversion to that provision which gives the people of Florida that right. It’s declared, to be the sovereign right of of the electorate in the state of Florida. And those in other states, who want to govern themselves otherwise are free to do so irrespective of what a judge says. Meaning a judge can’t decree marriage to be between a man and a woman either. If, the people have decided otherwise. The beauty of America is slipping away. Finally because of conflicting opinions in the federal courts our United States Supreme Court has agreed to settle the issue.

Perhaps a father’s daughter will be able to stop stomping her feet in disgust. Because the people mobilized and persuaded the Supremes to declare marriage to be only between a man and a woman. After all, they have more than two hundred years of history to draw from.

The future of God’s mercy, or wrath upon America depends upon the decision those nine justices make. Putting an end to homosexual challenges to the will of God and the majority of the American people. Hopefully God through our prayers and actions will help the justices to see that it’s about adherence, to what our scriptures declare as God’s sovereign demand. As to what constitutes marriage and thus parenthood. Thus prohibiting, another nail from being driven into another coffin of a dying America.

So, if you as a person has stepped up, and lifted up your voice stomping dead all attempts by your state to sanction what God has condemned. You are in good company, the company of God. And equally important, you are responsible for God slowing his wrath upon America, as it drifts from his scared edicts.

Because we have these historical laws and these everlasting edits. First and foremost, marital unions are sacred by the holy design of God. By God’s decree, man was given great responsibility. Assigning man responsibility over his creation, Genesis 1:26.

Then God did an astonishing thing, He created man in his own image. In the very image of himself, he created them male and female, Genesis 1:27. The very act of this creation is told in Genesis 2:18, where God decided that it wasn’t good for man to be alone and that he should have a companion, ‘fit for him.’

Then after a busy day at work, God caused a deep sleep to fall upon his male creation. And brought to him a female, perfect in all her ways, Genesis 2:21-22. Looking upon God’s creative beauty. This spiritual giant of a man knew instinctively that he had experienced a creative act by God Almighty. And said, “A man shall leave his mother and father, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh,” Genesis 2:23-24.

Every human life form comes to life this way. God miraculously breathes the breath of life into them. And these life forms become a living being, Genesis 2:7. With a predetermined commissioned by God Almighty to be fruitful and multiply, Genesis 1:28.

With that background, hopefully; you’ll understand God’s anger, when his creation corrupts his natural laws for the unnatural. Being able to accept these words, “You will not lie with mankind, as with womankind; it’s an abomination,” Leviticus 18:22. And the even stronger language of Leviticus 20:13, “If a man lies with mankind, as he lies with a woman, both have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them. And it’s also a New Testament prohibition as noted by Paul in Romans 1:21-31. It’s interesting to note a clause in verse thirty two which warns that people who know better but stand by and do nothing are guilty.

It is a just penalty for subverting the miraculous creation by God into such depraved carnality, absent any respect for the intended purposes of God. Most have heard the expression, wash your hands of that behavior, or your blood shall be upon you. Reaching generations beyond you. While said in different ways, they all have the same concept. It has its origins from our scriptures. Meaning this today, people will not be put to death by humans for homosexual behavior. But in one way, or another they’ll experience the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah. With those cities and surrounding communities being turned into ashes because of the same unnatural sensual practices of homosexuality. You can read the account for yourself in Genesis chapter 18:16-19:1-29.

God did two acts of mercy. He spared Abraham and Lot, as beneficiaries of those, like you and me, who have stepped up and lifted our voices stomping dead attempts to make legal what God forbids. And so perhaps, this is the reason for God’s mercy upon the United States.

But individuals, and nations can not escape this eternal edict. “Be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he reap also. For he that sows to his flesh shall reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting,” Galatians 6:7-8. Meaning among other things, praise for the miracle of God’s perfect unions. Through what we call, Holy Matrimony. Condemning what God condemns as unnatural.

The goods news of God’s mercy for us is found with this expression, “And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not,” Galatians 6:9. Resisting the pounding of any more nails in the American coffin