The voice said cry what shall I cry

For some reason, some think that this padre is somehow involved in politics and has a political agenda. Nothing could be further from the truth! My mission is one of complete devotion to Jesus Christ. Involvement or association with the political process is in opposition to the teachings of God Almighty. Consider James 4:4, which discusses God’s forbidden relationships. Nothing fits the admonishment better than to be caught up in the world of politics. “Adulterers and adulteresses! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.” Politics just makes one tired with very little accomplished that has an eternal dimension. On the other hand, service to Christ has an eternal dimension. We each must determine where we are going to spend our energy.

The Word of God provides insights, so as to help us prioritize our lives. God had this recorded in Isaiah, “Behold the nations are like a drop in the bucket, and are counted, as dust on the scales,” Isaiah 40:15. The voice said, Cry! And he said, what shall I cry? “All flesh is as grass, and its beauty is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades because the breath of the Lord blows upon it; surely the people are as grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of God shall stand forever,” Isaiah 40:6-8.

On occasions this padre has discussed the duality of scripture. Meaning what is recorded has more than one application. In Isaiah 40:3, the mission of John the Baptist was foretold and ours too. It remained a mystery for centuries, as to who this person was.

Upon being questioned, John unveiled the mystery saying, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Isaiah,” John 1:23.

We Christians have a mission similar to that of John the Baptist. It was foretold that a voice would cry from the wilderness. “Prepare the way of the Lord.” The Baptist completed his mission. Preaching repentance and declaring that he was unworthy even to untie the shoe laces of Him who was to follow, John 1:27. In the process, he lost his life in the service of his Lord.

The duality is as follows, “Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and rough places plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it,” Isaiah 40:4-5.

Like the Baptist, we Christians are to “prepare the way of the Lord.” Also calling people to repentance. For the one to follow will bring His kingdom to earth. And again, like the Baptist, we too are unworthy to untie His shoe laces. All humanity will witness this event, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it, verse five.

But the modern church has been severely compromised. Resulting in its teachings being considered a laughing matter. Which is unfortunate because the last laugh will not be that of those doing the ridiculing. But rather the laugh of the Great Dragon, that Old Serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceived them, Revelation 12:9. And now, or sometime in the future they’ll pay the consequences for their laughter of ridicule.

Most have heard it said, spare the rod, ruin the child. For our purposes, spare the gospel and ruin the spirit. A duality in itself because the gospel is the entirety of the scriptures for saint and sinner alike. Same purpose different applications. For the saint, the voice said cry! What shall I cry? Prepare the way of the Lord. For the sinner, the voice said cry! What shall I cry? Repent!

Riddles and puzzles to truth

Yes, from what I hear the Bible is a book of riddles and puzzles for many. Many are unable to make the connections, when statements are indirect. Unable to see them as precise pictures, and then putting them in there connecting place on the puzzle table. Making the Bible understandable and a comprehensible book. One riddle standing alone offers no clarity in itself. Clarity comes when each riddle is connected to the overall picture presented in God’s word.

Here are some riddles with commentary by this padre. For the purpose of connecting riddles to the puzzle or to the Word of God.

“Blessed are the people, who walk not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the ways of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful,” Simply put do not allow your government determine right/wrong. Governments are ungodly and their ways are scornful to God.

Joel 3:2, connects this riddle to the larger puzzle. “I will gather all nations, and will bring them into the Valley of Jehoshaphat, and will judge them there for my people (the elect, those in Christ) and my heritage Israel (God’s first love) whom the they have scattered among the nations and parted my lands.” (All of Palestine belongs to Israel, and it’s our Christian duty to stand with Israel against the Arab/Muslim world). Joel 3:2 is connected to Mathew 24:22. The most horrific time in world history, when humanity will have brought itself to the brink of annihilation. Because of the governments hate for the elect or Christians and Jews.

And Matthew 24:22 is associated with Revelation 12:11, “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb (a masterful riddle) and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto death.” That reality is foreign to most of today’s body of believers in America. But not so, if a Christian lives in a Islamic country.

It’s one reason God is angry with his church, note Revelation 3:15-17. Which are the most dreadful words to be pronounced upon believers in Christ at this juncture in history. The world is as it is because of our failures. Now note the churches condemnation, “I know your works. You are neither hot or cold. I wish you were either hot or cold. So, then because you are neither hot or cold, I will spew you out of mouth. Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing. Do you not know that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.” Which most likely is the reason the Bible is a book of riddles and puzzles for many. And the riddles of Revelation 3:15-17 is connected to Revelation 22:12, “I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to every person according as his work shall be.”

Which returns us to the God of mercy, who time and time again allows us to return to our destiny. “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous, therefore, and repent. Those who have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches,” Revelation 3:19;22.

This then is the path for individual and national prosperity. “Delight in the law of the LORD. In His law be sure to meditate all the time. They shall be like a tree planted by the water that brings forth fruit in its season. Its leaf shall not wither. Whatsoever they do shall prosper,” Psalms 1:2. That was the way of United States for a very long time. A people and whose nation knew and experienced the riddles of Genesis 49:22-24. “Joseph a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall. The archers have harassed him, and hated him. But his bow abode in strength, and arms of his hand were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob. From there is the shepherd, the stone of Israel.” Oh! To be able to take the riddles contained in those scriptures and put them riddle by riddle by connecting them to the larger puzzle. Simply helps one understand where America has been, and why she’s in so much trouble today.

In the end, this is how God sees the community of nations. “Behold the nations are like a drop in the bucket. And are considered as small dust upon the weighing scales. He considers them to be an as islands and not very important,” Isaiah 40:15.

Psalms 1:3-6 contains the riddles of a people within a nation, who decide to depart from God’s protection. Which seems to be the path, America is taking. “The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore, the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous; but the way of the ungodly shall perish.” In the hereafter for sure, but do not think that it lacks applicability now. Look around something is wrong with America.

The phrase, “The ungodly shall not stand in judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.” That little riddle is associated with part of the great completion of God’s puzzle in Revelation 22:12, noted above. They are still resting in their graves. Awaiting a future time mentioned in Daniel 12:2. “As many as those, who sleep in the dust of the earth, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.” Which as a riddle connects to Revelation 20:12, “And I saw the dead, small and great, (ordinary people, and world figures like Presidents, Prime Ministers, Popes, Rabbis,Ministers, Muslim clerics, CEO’ and the like) standing before God, and the books were opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books according to their works.” With verse 15 telling us the consequences of that judgment. Which is eternal banishment from God, as they were dispatched to the lake of fire. That is the second death according to verse 14. Meaning they do not suffer eternally but are in a state of unawareness similar to the first death.

There we have a few seemingly obscure riddles tucked into a part of our scriptures. But when assembled together, as a complete puzzle, humanities destiny becomes understandable.

In a world gone crazy

“IF”-By Rudyard Kipling
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired of by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies
Or being hated don’t give away to hating,
And yet don’t look to good, nor talk to wise;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

If you can dream dream-and not make dreams your master;
If you can think-and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And threat those two impostors just the same:
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings-nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but not to much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything in it,
And-which is more-you’ll be a Man my son!

Feuding Brothers

Most American’s shrug their shoulders, and say nonsense, Muslims present no internal threat to America. Bingo! Muslims clear the table with another propaganda sweep. Most Muslims are not going to broadcast that they have smelt the sweet scent of 9/11, and have savored its smell with delight. With 9/11, they made their declaration of WAR and all that remains to capture the prize is PATIENCE!

They don’t expect to become the dominant political power in America anytime soon. But once that is accomplished the fight will still continue because the ultimate goal is for America to be governed by Islamic law. Then they’ll use religion here, as they do elsewhere around the world, as a means to make people fear the hereafter. From that perspective, Islam is no different from liberal democracies stance on religion. Except for this, there is no such experience, as freedom of religion under Islamic rule.

Muslims respect America, as being the worlds premiere military power. That along with its superior intelligence gathering machines, makes the United States a very formidable foe. That’s why Muslims are engaging the United States, and the world community in a very different, but highly efficient WAR. So successful is their plan that an unidentifiable army of Muslims troops are camped in neighborhoods, called mosques, all across America. Most American’s associate an Islamic mosque, as a place of worship. It does for the purpose already stated, (control) but its primary function is to serve as a military fortress. With Islamic clerics selecting jihadist, who will serve as martyrs for Allah, when called upon to do so. These Islamic clerics will send these jihadist to foreign Islamic countries for specialized explosive training. And when trained, will return to strike a fatal blow upon America. Their success, or failure to succeed will either shorten or lengthen the cord of Islamic PATIENCE.

Muslims have a two pronged strategy of warfare. One is shrewd schemes of benevolence through out American cities which gains them American sympathy. The other is slick propaganda machine which is second to none in the history of the world. Which allows, for deliberate attacks upon the nations infrastructures. Most of which have been thwarted by by the nations intelligences agencies. Whether successful, or not, Muslims in unison emerge to condemn the attack. Soon scurrying away to show off their works of benevolence. While the slick Islamic propaganda machine, swings in to action. Condemning the actions, as the work of a few misguided Muslims. Who are not representative of the Muslim religion. With Obama, and most American’s agreeing. Bingo! Muslims clear the table with another propaganda sweep.

Interesting enough is that yesterday they may have congregated together in the same mosque. As stewards of the same cause which is to destroy America. Collectively, for Muslims whether in acts of benevolence, or violence, it’s their way of honoring their prophet Muhammad. Who said, “I was ordered to fight all men until they say there is no god but Allah.” Until this is understood America and the global community will continue to see their communities ravished by the evils of Islam.

It’s hard to convince some American’s that we’re at war with the Muslim world. Which has spilled over into our own country with Muslims, who might be ones next door neighbor. Because, that’s not how most American’s perceive warfare. So maybe the following might help some to understand the historical circumference of this war. It’s a supernatural explanation exposing histories most dramatic struggle for world dominance. And it’s unfolding, TODAY, as we live and breath!

With that being said, today there is no way that world affairs can be understood apart from the following. Which has been developed from Galatians 4:22-31. For it is written Abraham had two sons. The one by a bondmaid, (Hagar the mother of the Islamic world) and the other by a free woman (Sarai of the mother of the Jewish and Christian world), verse 22.

But he, who was of the bondmaid was born after the flesh; (Ishmael the founding son of Islam) but he, who was of the freewoman (Isaac) was by *promise,* whose lineage gave the world Jesus, verse 23.

Which descriptions are an allegory; for two covenants, the one from Mount Sinai, which gives birth to bondage, who is Hagar. (Hagar the grandmother of 12 grandsons, who created the Islamic world), verse 24.

For this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, (Arabia the center piece for Islamic worship) and answers to Jerusalem which now is in bondage with her children. Is there any doubt that the Islamic world is in bondage to Israeli dominance? verse 25.

But Jerusalem which is above is free which is the mother of all Christians, verse 26. Jerusalem belongs to the God above. But with divine intervention everything on this earth has and will revolve around Jerusalem, as the mother of Jews and Christians. From which the children of the flesh, Muslims, contest and deny. That any such binding covenant of spirituality exist. But it does exist, and that’s why Muslims are contesting it with violence.

For it’s written! Rejoice, you barren that bearest not; (Sarai offered no apparent heir for the promises God made to Abraham). Break forth and cry, thou that travilest not; for the desolate hath many more children than she, who hath no husband, 27. Muslims populate the world with about 1.7 billion people while Jews account for about 13 million people.

Now we, brethren, as Isaac are the children of *promise,* verse 28. What is the *promise?* God selected the Jews, as his chosen people. And promised the Jews greatness, as a people. Through all nations would be blessed, or cursed, depending on their acceptance or rejection of the *promise.*

But as then, he (Ishmael) that was born of the flesh persecuted him (Isaac) after the spirit, even so it is now, verse 29. Every act of Muslim violence is a prophetic fulfillment of verse 29. Islamic violence designed to destroy the Jews and Christians. It’s the Islamic way to inherit the *promise.*

Nevertheless, what saith the scriptures? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman, verse 30. Nevertheless that is the object of Islam through the grandchildren of Hagar, consisting of the 12 Ishmaelite tribes who gained their rights from Ishmael, the father of Islam. With Muslim clerics being determined to erase Isaac, and replace him with Ishmael or Islam, as the son of the promise.

Our scriptures offer up the answers for a world being torn apart. It’s all about the struggle between Ishmael son of the flesh and Isaac the son of promise.

With all that being said, Paul concludes, So then brethren, we are not the children of bondwoman (Hagar and Islam) but of the free, verse 31, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph and his two sons Ephraim and Manasseh. Who are all part of the lineage of Abraham, to David, to Christ, reaching our modern world of Jews and Christians. Who are under threat by Muslims to be devoured, so that Islam can substitute itself as the people of promise.

When people say, how can you believe in God? This padre responds, how can not believe in God? Pointing sometimes to the scriptures used for this discussion. Written centuries ago, but playing out, as though written, as part 9/11, which they were. It’s all apart of the Islamic struggle to eliminate Isaac and his family of promise. Your appreciation of what you have read, can be greatly enriched. If one has the ability to associate  the inferences from Galatians 4:22-31, with other scriptural citations, not mentioned in this posting.

For those interested, engage yourself in a supernatural journey. From which, you’ll know that the Ishmael/Isaac struggle is what has the world in turmoil. And more important, how to preserve Isaac and contain Ishmael. Remember it’s a WAR! And, war must have a victor! So associate with like minded people for the exaltation of Isaac. Eradicating the presences of Ishmael from our neighborhoods.

Try as u will u can’t win it’s supernatural

If you want to understand the vicious cycle of world events, it’s necessary to see events from a biblical perspective.

When someone does something to infuriate the Muslim world in defense of Judaism or Christianity. It ignites the wrath of Muslims with deadly violence. So severe are their intentions that the innocent originator’s can unexpectedly find themselves the focus of global attention. The question to be answered, why? Two forces unseen, and thus not understood by most, supernaturally burst forward on the world scene.

With understanding floating around out there in the scriptural-sphere as a notion, called a covenant. And that promised covenant, believe it or not, it doesn’t matter because that’s what ignites Muslims to be violent. But for many, who believe it not, but agree it doesn’t matter. Every attempt will be made to stimulate some thinking cords to think that it’s believable and it does matter. Because the following, puts Islamic violence in its necessary perspective. “Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But he that was born after the flesh (Ishmael), persecuted him (Isaac) that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now,” Galatians 4:28-29. And here is why, Jerusalem is the center of world confusion. “But Jerusalem which is above is free which is the mother of us all,” Galatians. 4:26. NOTE:Verse 26 defined, “As the mountains are around Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about His people from henceforth even forever,” Psalms 125:2.

So here we go on a journey into the supernatural. Because the Jews and the Christians are the recipients of that covenant. Absent from inclusion, as partakers of that covenant are the worlds  Muslim population. With some supernatural being planting this notion in their minds. Saying, screw the Jews and the Christians. Just get out there and make that covenant yours! With the global community experiencing their determination. Sometime ago, I heard an Islamic cleric say from a platform in New York City that the Islamic flag flies somewhere in every nation of the world.

Continuing, God said the owners of that covenant would be his CHOSEN PEOPLE. With that pathway to God found in Galatians 4:30-31, “Nevertheless what saith the scriptures? Cast out the bondwoman (Hagar mother of Islam) and her son (Ishmael father of Islam). For the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son (Isaac) son of the freewoman (Sarah). So then brethren, we are not the children of the bondwoman (Muslims) but of the free (Christians).”

Without question Muslims were to have their place of prominence in the world. But it was to be political place of prominence and not religious. God’s promise to Ishmael, the father of Islam was given this supernatural endorsement from the God of Abraham. “And as for Ishmael, I have heard you. Behold! I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; 12 princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation,” Genesis 17:20. Those 12 princes are the twelve sons of Ishmael, who formulated the 12 Ishmaelite tribes. Spanning the great land mass of the Middle East and Africa. And God has multiplied Ishmael exceedingly, as Muslims populate the world with a presence of about 1.7 billion people. Nearing twenty five percent of the worlds population.

But absent from that supernatural endorsement was any religious promise of prominence. Muslim greatness was to be confined to the mundane. So, how did a religious aspect come about from the Islamic world?

It occurred through histories most artistic cunning instigator of deception. Who is painted, as the one, who has deceived the whole world, Revelation 12:9. Who lost his standing in heaven (decided to become God) and came tumbling to earth with a contingent of followers called angels. Tagged the Devil and Satan that old serpent, who seemingly had shape shifting ability. Satan was seen in heaven as a bright star. Who could twist and become a serpent. And this fallen bright star in the providence of time took up residency in the bodies of Muslims. Steering them to covet the covenant promised through his half brother Isaac. Enabling Muslims to crave a godly pretense, as a weapon to steal the promise made to and through Isaac. Scriptures teach that God, for good, supernaturally worked through Isaac to advance His promises. While the Devil supernaturally worked through Ishmael to do evil. Because it’s only through evil that the covenant can be made Islamic. And the Islamic prophet Muhammad confirmed the Islamic intent to steal the covenant, when he said in his farewell speech in 632. “I was ordered to fight all men until they say there is no god but Allah.” Actually it was the great deceiver of Revelation 12:9, who spoke those words through Muhammad. And, who is responsible for Islamic mayhem playing out upon the world stage today.

Muhammad’s command has created a godly pretense as a powerful weapon of evil. It has worked well because the civilized nations of the West allows for religious expression. Allowing Muslims to taunt religious expressions through their war manual the Qur’an. And build military fortresses on American soil that they call mosques. From which they emerge repeatedly to attack us with deadly intentions, sometimes with success.

It has worked so well in Great Britain. Absent the uniformed troops, tanks and military artillery and falling bombs. When the Muslim war machine sweeps across the nation, the West refers to the casualties, as the work of a few Islamic extremist. Resulting in the public not fully understanding the far reaching perils of Islamic goals. It’s not just a few Islamic extremist, but the collective body of the Muslim world. With the DECEPTIVE ONE of Revelation 12:9 smiling. As do Muslim’s embodied by the DECEPTIVE ONES fallen angelic core of evil, now known as demons. Knowing that soon England will be completely owned by the DECEPTIVE ONE. And governance will be managed by the DECEPTIVE ONES, demonic core of embodied Muslims. But not necessarily as seated persons in the British parliament, or as prime minister, or as members the cabinet. But as power brokers, who know how to make threats and execute them, if compromise is not accepted. Rattling Europe to its very core because such evil is difficult to deal with apart from a civil war. An Islamic trade mark, therefore, the best solution compromise.

That satanic tragedy of demonic infiltration is exactly what the West, and particularly the United States fails to understand. The world is engaged in a world war with Muslims! Not that it hasn’t occurred before through out history because it has occurred, as everyone knows. With every defeat, Muslims have a tendency to creep out of their stink holes of hell and create mayhem on the world stage. But now its far more deceptive and powerful. The greater the evil, the greater the blindness. As Great Britain itself, and the West fails to see as the first major casualty of this war.

The largest mosque in Europe is in Great Britain. It’s a city in itself. This mosque can accommodate 60,000 Muslims. Islam has become so influential in Great Britain that they are demanding regional Islamic courts to settle Islamic disputes. Arguing that Muslims will adhere to Islamic law. And this padre argues, it’s a satanic ploy to capture the Jewish/Christian covenant one nation at a time.

How is all this happening? More Muslims are immigrating to Great Britain than to any other country in Europe. ANSWER::::Recall your history. It was once bragged that the sun never set upon its empire. And it was so, as Great Britain, abused many of its enslaved people. With many of them being Muslims. With a recollection of their misery they have immigrated to Great Britain for PAY BACK!!! Lesson U.S.A.

Numbers rule, and those numbers are represented by people. Those people by their religious beliefs will then decide which religion governs the nation. It is religion that is the major player in any country. And for Great Britain, Muslims have dug their graves. All that remains is to push in the last non-Muslim corpse into that grave; so that it can return to ashes, from which it came.

AND THAT WILL BE AMERICA’S FATE UNLESS THE CHURCH AWAKENS AND DIGS A GRAVE FOR MUSLIMS. AND BEGINS FILLING THAT GRAVE WITH MUSLIM CORPSE’S TO ROT. BECAUSE WHAT IS OF THE DEVIL DOESN’T RETURN  TO ASHES.

Like in Great Britain, and through out the world, Muslims will gain in enough numbers to create mayhem with small bombs to cripple America, when they don’t get their way. It’s only a matter of time before America begins making major concessions to Islam in order to create some resemblance of civility through out the nation.

Crippled by political correctness and inclusiveness, Great Britain capitulates to Islamic demands, as will America. With every capitulation Islam grows stronger and Great Britain weaker, as will the United States. Consequently, the world community will have Great Britain, as its first complete European casualty of this Islamic war. Something that the Nazis couldn’t accomplish despite their fire power. Creating for America an example to be noticed and studied. Then taking necessary precautions to make sure America doesn’t become an Islamic casualty of war. So that old adage, so many make fun of, just might be true, the devil make him do it.

This is fascinating subject matter unraveling all the political and religious twists and turns. Exposing the diabolic embodiment in Muslims, as real threats, and not the lure of vampires for entertainment. It’s real stuff between two brothers, Ishmael, the son of the flesh, and promised to be a great mundane empire. But, without any religious significances to offer to the world. But not so with Isaac, heir of spirituality, with a supernatural given covenant. With his ancestors destined to be mighty nations. But with one significant difference, the responsibility to introduce Jesus Christ, to the world. With America being one of those nations.

Lots of stuff to fill in between the aforementioned lines. So open your Bibles and study our scriptures. Matching them with world events from a scriptural perspective. Time to learn how to create some graveyards for the nations Muslim community.

Be a spoiler like the Galilean

Stretching across eons of time and begging today for recognition. Arrives these heralded words. Tell the daughter of Zion! Behold your King comes unto you meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass, Matthew 21:5.

From that triumphant entry into Jerusalem would come freedom from the misery of oppressive bondage and exploitation from the result of social intercourse between people and nation states. The building of a new world for the glory of God with all of its peripheries of institutions. But before that could occur, *the God man,* would have to come to be activated within everyone. The very presence of God would dwell in His creation. For that to occur, people would have to respond to His sacrifice of Himself for the remission of sin. Offered to Jew, and Gentile alike, which was the end step of a 33 year journey. Which started, with his historical ride upon a humble animal into Jerusalem.

Secondary, but important to His sole purpose was deliverance from the, *tried and failed.* With no need for elaboration, is this a sick world, yes it is, most would agree. Then this is the eternal sacred message that should be heralded today. With people today following the scriptural example of the multitudes, who preceded Jesus in Jerusalem. The people cried out saying, Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest, Matthew 21:9.

With Hosanna meaning, *liberate us.* Have you noticed that there is a spirit of rebellion sweeping across the nation. People are expressing their tiredness with the ‘tired and failed.’ Whether it’s politics, commerce or the way ones neighbors behave.

Here is something a little personal. I’m older than most. So I go back to a time, when my father made business contracts through handshakes. Here is what governed his contracts. “You shall not cheat your neighbor, nor rob him. The wages of him, who is hired shall not remain with you all night until morning,” Leviticus 19:13. Because it was a matter of character, and personal integrity. You got paid, or you paid up, so there was no need to hang around.

Society needs to hear the two fold proclamation of *Hosanna.* Changed lives through Jesus and liberation from our oppressors. Always anxious to hear what your are doing for Christ, or what you’d like to be doing.

As the call for change, sweeps the nation, here is a piece of thought provoking change for the bold and brave. Egypt in our scriptures is synonymous with oppressive cruelty upon God’s people. For example one might say, that the U.S. government is oppressing the voice of Jesus in its governance of the nation. As God said to Moses, he reminds us today. “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them; (and the U.S),I am the LORD your God. According to the doings of the lands of Egypt, where you dealt, you shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan; where I am bringing you, you shall not do, nor walk in their ordinances,” Leviticus 18:3.

Certainly the many voices of America today holds Christians shackled to the chains of governance that is contrary to our scriptures. Therefore, we the living personage of the God force, need to rebel. Breaking those burdensome chains of anti-Christian secular, political, corporate and religious bondage. And usher in people, who will place America where she came from. Christ centered, as seen seen from the perspective of Matthew 5:15. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

So for you spoilers out there like the Galilean get together with the like minded, and see what spoiling can be done for Jesus and country.

Man is an awesome creation of His creator. Capable of doing the unimaginable because God is greater than His creation. Souldier up and and get going! Because, “If you walk in my statutes and keep my commandments, and perform them. You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you. Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight,” Leviticus 26:3,7-8. Three examples no politics as usual. End same sex unions. Seeing Muslims for what they are evil. The enemies of Christianity and thus the enemies of America. The daughter of Zion is America!

A man of no character

Jesus a notorious man of His time traveled to Jerusalem, and encountered the usual, notorious because he condemned the usual. But being a religious man, he makes His way to the temple to worship. Stunned momentarily, because He discovered that the temple a place for refection and prayer was now being used as a place for commerce. With great indignation, he astonishes everyone. Driving everyone out of the temple that either sold or bought merchandise. Then charging the profiteers, by yelling at them, calling them money changers. Continuing His tirade, Jesus forcibly overturns their tables. With tables crushing to the floor; Jesus angrily yells, “This is a house of prayer, not a den of thieves, which you have created,” Matthew 21:12-13.

Suggesting that commerce was more important to the religious clerics than providing for the spiritual and temporal needs of the people. A condition that haunts Christianity today. A reading of both the Old and New Testaments demonstrate that God has always cared little  about profits. His focus was upon the peoples spiritual and temporal needs. Prosperity in terms of profits, was and is today, an aftermath of the former, then bringing the fruits of the latter.

In verse 14, we see Jesus caring for the temporal needs of the people, as a humanistic physician. Without asking for money, as a prerequisite for health care. One of the best experiences for this padre’s ministry was the delivery of such ministerial services. By teaming up with a medical missionary, who had to return home because of health reasons. Today, I harbor visions to create and deliver such ministerial services again. It’s the role of the church, by God’s dictum to be His agents for such care; and not the governments. The government has its own function which is not to mingle in the affairs of the church. But because the church can’t get off its fat ass, and do the work God has assigned it, the government has picked up on its failures. Woe, to such an institution as time progresses and on the day of judgment.

But when the church does the right thing, the people will pay tribute by singing, Hosanna (meaning liberate us) oh son of David, verse 15. And those, who serve are brought to tears because its known that spiritual, and physical healing occurs, indeed because of Jesus. The son of David, and thus humbled to be apart of the family of God, in the true service of our creator and redeemer.

But as could be expected, during His ministry, extending itself into the 21 century. Both religious and civil authorities respond with outrage, verse 15. It’s the damned if you don’t and damned if you do syndrome. A common thread shared among those spiritually blinded. An illness caused by hardened hearts with a scriptural bases but that’s the topic for another discussion.

All this was just one event in a day most likely filled with other confrontations with the religious and civil authorities. But it was the only event recorded for us, perhaps because it filled his day because it was a full days work. Showing that to them, who matters least from the God perspective that Jesus was a man of no character, a man worthy of death. LESSON: React like Peter and the other apostles, who said under similar circumstances, it’s better to obey God than men, Acts 5:29.

What are we to make of these confrontations between Jesus and the religious and secular hierarchy? The short answer is that the Christ of the gospels, then and now, had nothing in common with either the religious or secular hierarchy. They were self serving their own interest for the sake of power and influence during the time of Jesus. It has not changed in our 21 century. If anything has changed, its that it has gotten worse. That’s why the sweet smell of an aroma is in the air. Certain smells in our scriptures were pleasing to God, note Ephesians 5:1-2. Maybe one of them to day is a much needed aroma for a spiritual revival, first within the church. Then forcing change among self serving politicians. With those sweet smelling aromas being picturesque of death. Suggesting that those who die in the service of God, die not in vain. Because the ultimate sacrifice creates a sacrificial aroma which pleases God. Such a death occurs, not as a result of something inflicted upon others. But rather, the result of a hostile God hating world. How do we know that to be so because that’s the example God gave us through Jesus. That’s why it’s a sweet smelling aroma.

The Christ we saw in Matthew, was a man capable of anger. Willing to act upon that anger. Angry because selling and buying was more important to retailers and purchasers then worship.

The function of the modern church should be twofold. First it should be about providing  people with their every day substance, as exemplified in Leviticus 25:6. “And the sabbath of the land shall be food for you; for me, and for your servant, for your maid, and your hired servant, and for the stranger that sojourns with you.” And then expressed in 1 John 3:17, “But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?” The church must be a place where people retreat to be regenerated spiritually for tomorrows battles. The Christ message – change yourself; change your world, neither is easy. And, can be very costly.

And may the modern church experience a revival by, gearing  up and hunkering down, by following the apostolic example. Announcing that it’s better that we should obey God and not men, Acts 5:29, regardless of the consequences. Be sure to read verses 27 and 28. Because that’s the stuff that made America that light on a hilltop that exemplifies its Christ destiny at home and abroad, Matthew 5:14-16.

And like as was said about Jesus, the religious and governmental hierarchy. Will declare such Christ Souldiers, to be a people of no character. Again like Jesus, suffering the calls for death which is already advocated by Muslims. The devils henchmen of evil. Elimination one mosque at a time! Until America is mosque free. Because all Muslims have immigrate to counties like Saudi Arabia or Turkey lands of prosperity absent American freedoms. Or to countries like Syria where they could show the world through their efforts that Islam is a religion of peace.

Supernatural Story Time Made Practical

This is an era of phenomenal events. Impacting events such as continued unemployment for many. A stagnant economy which isn’t getting any better for working people. The Tampa Bay Times, Sunday, 20 September 2015, Section D, Business reprinted these statistics from the Economic Policy Institute. Prior to 1970, as the economy became efficient and expanded, everyday workers benefited through better pay. Using a chart showing workers productivity boosted productivity from 1948-1973 by 96.7% resulted in employee hourly pay increased by 91.3%.

Starting in the 1970s things began to drastically change. Their chart shows workers productivity from 1973-2014 grew the economy by 72.2% while hourly grew 9.2%. This writer alleges this United States productivity to pay gap in wages occurred through corporate conglomerate, and government union destruction of employee collective bargaining rights. Solution, Unionize! Stay collectively strong!

Helped along by a government obsessed with deficit spending now in the trillions of dollars and growing. Where politicians serve as governors in name only because they are beholden to the nations corporate conglomerates. Who dictate legislation favorable to themselves. If a politician hopes to be reelected, they’ll take lobbyist suggestive legislation and make it governing law. So that, when they leave office, they too can become a lobbyist. Running off with inflated salaries and with fancy bonuses while laying of more workers while elected cronies.

Complicated with global warming highlighted by Pope Francis’ U.S. visit.

And kudos to republican presidential candidate Ben Carson for saying that he would not support a Muslim as being President of the United States. Unless their ideologies were compatible with American values as enumerated by our Constitution.

There is nothing American about Islam! It’s their declared objective to bring the United States under the rule of a caliphate, who will impose Islamic law and customs upon all Americans. Eliminating everything American such as freedom to assemble, speak and worship.

With all the aforementioned, who has time for the really important stuff, like Christ stuff? Well for those who do, here is journey of hope. Starting with a two century old pageantry centered around the angel Gabriel. With this historical announcement to Mary concerning the birth of her first child, Luke 1:26-33, To be named Jesus, and known as *the Son of the Highest,* Luke 1:31-32.

Not a single event during this passing year has escaped the scrutiny of, the Son of of the Highest, our Jesus. With many of them being catastrophic in nature. But with all of them serving as chastisements from the Son of the Highest. As we deal with the tenth month of this calendar year. Which no doubt, looks like a run away train which will continue to pick up speed, as we gallop deeper into this twenty first century. With Jesus signaling from His throne in heaven. All is not well with how humanity governs itself. So using the past to serve as a barometer for the future, things will get worse.

But that is the story of history dating back to Adam and Eve, because as we know from that history, each action has a reaction. So lets take a little journey with Joseph. One of the most neglected persons of Christendoms pageantry. And see, what we can learn from Joseph. Because Joseph was, and still is a rather obscure as a history maker. More like you and me, being representative of the ordinary people of history. But, he did some some rather extra ordinary things for God. WITH THE ESSENCES OF THIS STORY BEING, SO CAN WE. So happy story time only it is not the stuff of fantasy but of spirituality. It’s all preordained and the duty of all Christians; in one way, or another.

For Joseph there was no angelic fanfare, as to the purpose with the woman he was associated with. We do not know the extent of his relationship with Mary. Were they in a relationship of courtship, were they engaged to be married, or were they a married couple? At sometime in their relationship, they married, according to Luke 2:4-5, where it is recorded, *… Joseph went to Bethlehem for the purpose of being registered with Mary his espoused wife.*

The angel Gabriel did not lay out any immediate directives, as to what extent  Joseph was to be involved in the life of Jesus prior to His birth. Other than what is recorded in Matthew, who shows the human side of Joseph. Who upon discovering that Mary was pregnant, allegedly by supernatural intervention by the Holy Spirit. This was to much for Joseph, a just and honorable man. So he decided that they should have the baby secretively, absent public scrutiny, Matthew 1:18-19. But God thought Joseph needed to understand thoroughly, why this birth should be a public event. So He dispatched an angel to effect his dream state. Causing Joseph to dream the following, *… saying Joseph, you son of David, fear not to take unto yourself Mary your wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name Jesus; for He shall save His people from their sins,* Matthew 1:20-21. And the devastating announcement of history, that would change the world for all time. Reaching our 21 century, Matthew 1:22-23. Now all that was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the LORD through the prophet saying, *Behold the virgin shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name Immanuel, which being interpreted is God with us.*

Such wonderful redemptive mercy made available to a world then, and now. But it’s opposed by Christ haters. For a few, growing fewer its a splendor of fulfillment, beauty and joy. But for most a travesty of distortion to be destroyed. And that is why, more than anything else, things will get worse.
From Joseph, the obscure man of history, who was permitted to be a part of histories greatest event, the birth of Christ. So we too, can in our own obscure ways, be apart of histories greatest event. It’s done by accepting the following responsibilities. *All things are of God, who has reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and has given to us the ministry of reconciliation. To wit, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and has committed unto us the ministry of reconciliation,* 2 Corinthians 5:18-19.

All of us, in Christ, share this shame. *… then they will look upon Him whom they have pierced. Yes, they shall mourn for Him, as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him, as one grieves for a firstborn* Zechariah 12:10. *For he has made Him, who knew no sin, to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him,* 2 Corinthians 5:21. And knowing our sins put Him to death, that should cause us to mourn His death with grief felt like the loss of a firstborn. Knowing that his death made us righteous in the sight of God.

Therefore, like Joseph, obscure to destiny, as are most today, but like Joseph, in our own ways despite the complexities of the aforementioned world. We can make a historical impact upon our world. By assuming an ambassadorship in the ministry of reconciliation.

Being an ambassadorship for Christ is dimensional, but the central focus is to introduce our life transforming message of Christ. On the periphery are the clustered destroyers aforementioned in the first paragraph. Which stand in the way of America reclaiming her destiny as a *city on a hill,* Matthew 5:14. A city whose *light* is for the nation and the world. But in modern times that light has been dimmed by a mostly apostate church. But revival and change, is in the air. Be part of it for the glory of God.

Benghazi lawlessness

Though we are not of the ancients their voices should be our voices. Said like this, “Oh, that you would rend the heavens! That you would come down! That the mountains might shake at your presence. As fire burns brushwood, as fire causes water to boil. To make Your name known to Your adversaries. That the nations may tremble at Your Presence!

When You did awesome things for which we did not look. You came down, the mountains shook at your presence. For since the beginning of the world, men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for Him.

You meet him, who rejoices and does righteousness, who remembers You in Your ways. You are indeed angry, for we have sinned. In these ways we continue; and we need to be saved.” (scriptural texts:Isaiah 64:1-5).

It takes just a little spiritual maturity to know that God is angry. Because growing numbers of Americans, have shelved the relevancy of the Christ message for a modern society. The adversaries of Jesus sensing the changing times among Christians launched a successful campaign to remove the presence of our God from the public arena. A place were Jesus is needed most.

Since the early days of America the nation disallowed and condemned homosexuality. Not out of hate but because God condemned sexuality between same sexes. Did that end such behaviors? No! But the state did not sanction it because Christians would not allow government approval.

A fall out from the absence of Jesus from the public arena and the sanctioning of gay marriages has been a tragedy of epic proportion as seen through exponential violence all across America. At a sudden rate never before seen in America with one reality on the horizon. It’ll only get worse.

Who is responsible our national tragedy? None other, but the man of sin, the son of perdition. (scriptural text:2 Thessalonians 2:3).His ultimate goal is to silence the voices of the Christ followers as the rumbling of terrorist. This is what Jesus had to say about such a situation. “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom you gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition that the Scriptures might be fulfilled.” (scriptural text:John 17:12) We as Christ followers have inherited the Christ mantle in like manner to preserve the faith through His causes.

Here is what we are up against. We are admonished not to be deceived by any means. Such opposition will occur because Christians will shelve their faith in Jesus. Resulting in what Paul called a falling away. (scriptural text:2 Thessalonians 2:3) It’s a preparatory occurrence necessary for the end of the age. Because with Christians having been made insignificant it allows the son of perdition to speed up his process of lawlessness globally. With the United States experiencing his wrath, as a once God honoring privileged nation. Who in the latter days, surrender to secularism.

The consequences of a surrender to secularism are significant. Going beyond the aforementioned with these occurrences. The loss of world influence diplomatically and militarily, with a decaying infrastructure, making America to look like a third world country. Exacerbated stagnant economy going nowhere because of its staggering national debt. Impacting every aspect of American life. With Obama administration arguing it isn’t so. But time, will exhibit that it is so.

In addition, the nation has to survive an angry God. Who might be visiting America now through the destructive elements of earthquakes, mudslides, floods, water shortages and diseased crops signaling food shortages.Taking us back to the beginning of this discussion featuring Isaiah. Who asked God to make His presence known seemingly through natural disasters. With the sole purpose of making His presences known to His adversaries. So that they might tremble! America will tremble! Her sorrows are just at the cusp of the horizon.

Isaiah says there is a solution. Which is to recognize that there is no other God beside Him. Who will then act in behalf of the people, who wait for Him. With rejoicing and righteous living. Brought about by remembering His ways. You are angry, for we have sinned must be a personal and national recognition. The way back to all that was lost is to realize that we need to be saved by doing all of the aforementioned of this paragraph.

Then join the ones, who never forgot His ways, By picking up the Christ mantle of John 17:12. Our inheritance! Helping others keep their faith in Jesus. Travel the way that preserves His causes. Working to keep the son of perdition check mated through out America. And perhaps a merciful God, will us rebuild America to its glory days. The land of milk and honey and the envy of the world. Her rightful reign through Abraham for those scripturally savvy.

Benghazi and its untold truth

Events swirl and people become confused because they can’t understand world reaction upon the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Killing the U.S Ambassador there and others. Allegedly because of a crude anti-Islamic video.

Why such outrage over an amateur made video whose producer was just an obscure person on the world stage. Without religious or political affiliations. Other than to demonstrate the global threat of Islam. Suddenly this obscure U.S. video makers video is propelled onto the world stage. One would think that such obscurity would make the video a local community event and hardly noticed beyond the city limits from where it was produced. But it became global, why?

ANSWER: It’s the stuff of the supernatural which people need to learn about, if they want to understand world events. Even when it originates from the most unlikely sources. Like from an obscure amateur video maker.

Generally anything about the devil generates curiosity. So here’s some devil stuff that will amuse some, make others angry and spin others into action. Founded upon truth because it’s from the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of God. (scriptural text:Revelation 3:14). Powerful statement from Jesus that His faithful servant was told to write.

So expect to see some very dramatic and dangerous events unfolding as Muslims pound the world with their barbarian behaviors. Showing where these various events that are indeed dramatic and dangerous are leading us.

Everything that is occurring in the world today is of a supernatural struggle that had its origins centuries ago. And can be summed from the book of Galatians 4:22-23, where we find this, “For it is written that Abraham had two sons, one by a bondwoman and the other by a freewoman. But he (Ishmael) who was of the bondwoman was born of the flesh, but he (Isaac) was by promise.” Which led to birth of Jesus, who offered eternal life to all through His spilt blood.

As the boys grew, and became adults, they would become shakers and makers of history. Because Ishmael, though an ordinary person by birth, was predestined by God to be an influential person. With the following stamped on the walls of history forever from Genesis 17:20. “… and multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation,” From that promise came what is known as the Ishmaelite tribes that made up the Islamic world engulfing the Middle East and Africa.

But Isaac, was the son of promise, as the son of promise God said, “But my covenant will I establish with Isaac,” Genesis 17:21.This is the difference between Isaac and Ishmael. Both of Abraham’s sons were destined for great mundane accomplishments. But only Isaac, would inherit the spiritual promises God made to Abraham. And that frustrates Muslims, who are determined to snatch the promise and become the worlds savior. It’s the source of Islamic violence. God knew it and said so in Genesis 16:12. Telling the world that Muslims would be wild and violent. A proven fact, as Islamic history moves upon the world stage today.

With the most significant element of the promise being this, “Therefore, the Lord Himself shall give you a sign. BEHOLD! A virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and you shall call his name Immanuel,” Isaiah 7:14. With Immanuel being interpreted is God with us, Matthew 1:23? Yes! “And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins,” Matthew 1:21.

Those fourteen words would twist that Immanuel promise into a tragic plunge of global disorder. “So then brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman (Ishmael father of Islam), but of the free (Isaac heir to Abraham and the Christ promise),” Galatians 4:31.

Understand that this disorder has manifested itself many times since, 9/11, and the forte that manifested itself in Benghazi is just one such instance. It was not a manufactured spectacle that captured global attention. But rather, the struggle between Ishmael and Isaac. Between the sons of the flesh Muslims, and the sons of promise through God, the Jews and the Christians. So very significant for understanding world events.

Muslims wants that covenant and is using the force of religion to gain it. Of the players involved, Jews, Christians and Muslims. As gifted proprietors of the mundane that they are. In and of themselves, they are not capable of such an offensive to capture the promise or of a defensive capabilities to maintain the promise. Because of the three, only Christendom through Jesus are able reach beyond mundane accomplishments to the spiritual. As the people of promise, who offer Jesus to the world. Offering the only solution for what troubles the world.

Then the conclusion, who the ‘hell’ really cares? Because most Jews, Christians and Muslims don’t see Jesus as the solution. A shape shifting character that we know as Satan that’s who. Because of his shape shifting character, Satan, and his entourage of followers care. Because they all know that Jesus Christ is the answer. So do you think that there could be more truth than fiction to that funny adage, ‘The devil made me do it?’

So engage this padre and discover how all this shape shifting works. As Benghazi, Libya managed to catapulted itself to the four corners of the earth with its attack from the ‘children of the flesh’ And they ALL responded vehemently scolding the maker of that video. Telling us this, when the devil whispers the earth shakes. He will yell again, and the earth will fold in unimaginable disasters, as history progresses upon the world stage.

One interesting aspect about the Benghazi event is that the *sons of the promise* were mostly silent. Maybe because its known that this forte belonged to the Devil and the ‘children of the flesh. Like many others from the past and those still to come.

Knowing also, that the best way to destroy such fleshly shenanigans is through the Word of God. Like what you’re reading. To learn tons more engage this padre in some spirited discussions and leave with better understandings of world events. Including the viewing of that controversial DVD, Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West. To make arrangements click upon the *contact us* tab associated with the navigation link.

O! what mercy is this

They say to error is human. And so it is but seldom without consequences. And when, the price of those consequences are being paid. Because things aren’t going so well. Sometimes, like a falling ton of bricks an awareness is discovered. Dropping a curtain of shame because fault has crushed the offender. Bringing about a contrite heart of regret and change.

Then one curses the error because the contrite heart of regret. Allowing change to occur. because of the following historical record.

“Who has believed our report, and to whom is the is the arm of the LORD revealed?”

For He (Jesus) shall grow up before Him like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground. He (Jesus) hath no form nor comeliness, and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.

Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He has was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and judgment, and who shall declare His generation? For He was cut off out of the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people. And they made His grave with the wicked-But with the rich at His death, because He hath done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.

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

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

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

And indeed, when one discovers the captivity of their own Babylon, by their own doings. Great full should be the reaction because in the age of grace its His intercession for our transgressions. With prayers of forgiveness and hopefulness ones captivity will not be for seventy years.

Best understood, if the previous discussion is read.

O! what mercy is this indeed. That one should complain about ones Babylonian captivity, no matter the anguish. Because One so innocent, suffered so much. That we should, all seek the impossible life. Of godly perfection to His honor and glory. Or at least try which should be ones constant prayer. Anchored with many scriptures such as Psalms 119:133-134, “Direct my steps by Your word. Let no iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man. That I may keep Your precepts.

I’ll cook you dead

With death having many faces which might be creeping over the horizon faster than expected. If, there is any merit in the following satire whose source is unknown.

Birds are using potholders to pull worms out of the ground.

The trees are whistling for dogs.

Hot water now comes out of both facets in the sink.

You can make sun tea instantly.

You break into a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 in the morning.

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state.

You actually burn your hand opening the door.

You discover that it only takes 2 fingers to steer your car.

The best parking place is determined by shade, instead of distance.

The temperature drops below 95 degrees, and you feel a little chilly.

Farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying boiled eggs.

But this source is known with most mocking its credibility in the 21 century. Wondering why would anyone give credibility to a source full of contradictions. Probably for the same reason most of these same naysayer’s mock global warning as a serious threat to human existence. Also pointing out that science in itself serves up contradictions. So in the end, the effects will produce the truth.

“To me belongs vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time. For the day of their calamity is at hand, and things to come hasten upon them,” Deuteronomy 32:35.

When things aren’t going so well

When things aren’t going so well, the possibility exist for different scenarios. But the following can’t be excluded, and this padre suspects that it comes into play more often than not.

Our sacred scriptures often portray a typology for events. It’s the study of figurative symbols, whereby one scriptures has applicable association with one or more other scriptures. For instances, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way, and the LORD has laid on him (a prophetic announcement of the birth of the Christ child) the iniquity of us all,” Isaiah 53:6.

So what are the consequences for everyone having gone astray by doing ones own thing? Not in the hereafter but in the very real now? It can be seen figuratively from Jeremiah. “And the LORD has sent to you all His servants and prophets ….” They said, “Repent everyone of his evil doings, (sins against God through behaviors deemed ungodly) and dwell in the land the LORD has given to you and your fathers forever and ever  …. Yet you have not listened to Me says, the LORD, “That you might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands TO YOUR OWN HURT. …. And this whole land shall be a desolation and a astonishment, and these nations (northern kingdom Israel) shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.” Jeremiah 25:4-11.

While in prison, Jeremiah sent a letter to the Jews in captivity, so that they might survive. Warning them to settle in and make the best of the circumstances of their captivity. By God’s servant, for the infliction of punishment. For their disobedience, through Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. Saving, “Build houses … plant gardens …. Take wives and beget sons and daughters … that you maybe increased there and not be diminished. AND SEEK THE PEACE OF THE CITY WHERE I HAVE CARRIED YOU TO BE CARRIED AWAY CAPTIVE, AND PRAY THE LORD FOR IT; FOR ITS PEACE, YOU WILL HAVE PEACE,” Jeremiah 29:5-7.” Written by the hand of Jeremiah but composed by our LORD, Jeremiah 29:1,4.

Today it plays out as follows. We all have our Babylonian experiences and consequently have oppressive punishments because our failures to obey God. The LORD promised the Jews deliverance which served as typological configuration of deliverance through Jesus Christ. Accomplished through our confessions of our sins and sincere repentance.

Here is what sometimes is troubling. Just because of ones confessions, and repentance, that is no guarantee, for instant deliverance from an oppressive taskmaster like Nebuchadnezzar. God promised deliverance by punishing the king of Babylon after seventy years had passed, Jeremiah 25:12. Note also Jeremiah 29:10-14. With emphasis upon verse 13, “And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” No doubt that occurred with many Jews during the course of their captivity. But God had set a lock of seventy years of punishment. They were fortunate that the LORD just didn’t completely destroy them.

As could be the case for our modern era, Jesus may well have set a time capsule for ones punishment. And fortunate are all, who are not destroyed, but given time to change. Though ones ways are mended the captivity must be endured. The Christian walk is seldom one of instant gratification. So, under such circumstances “seek the peace, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace, you shall have peace,” Jeremiah 29:7. In other words make the best of an ungodly experience, by ones own fault, in a godly manner.

Two last thoughts, we need to be concerned about peace within the city because this discussion has applications for America, as a nation, as there is nothing godly about this Obama government. With more, and more people inclined to go their own way without Jesus. And so, expect Babylon type of oppressions to collectively impact us all. And God forbid, maybe Americas King Nebuchadnezzar will use the godless oppressions of Islam as punishment. Or the emerging Babylonian type nations with their own King Nebuchadnezzar. At the forefront might be the revived Roman empire led by Germany. Coming to life for the tenth time to torment the world. Especially the house of Israel which includes the United States.

And when, this padre discovers that things aren’t going so well. Shame is the only appropriate response which is for the next discussion.

Empowered though shy

Go forth and preach the gospel; if necessary use words, said the twelfth century Friar Saint Francis of Assisi. The most basic element of Christianity is the preaching of the gospel. Because of its life transforming power, causing some to wonder, how can a life be changed, if one is silent. Concluding, of course, one must speak. Not always so, for some understanding, yesterdays discussion might be helpful.

A life changed by Christ is driven by desire to share ones transformation. But some are shy, and reserved by nature. And so, they shrink from such efforts, and develop feelings of unworthiness as Christians.

Here is how to overcome such situations, and how to teach the Christ way in silence. It’s accomplished by implementing His wise counsel. Sometimes the simple things are the hardest to understand. Simply put, its done by how we conduct ourselves in the presence of others. God can, and does use our silence like the breeze from the wind. Note the following, “The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but can’t tell where it come from and where it goes; so is everyone born of that is born of the Spirit,” John 3:8.

How does it happen? It occurs because if Jesus is lifted by the example of our behavior, as He was through his crucifixion, it allows the following to occur. “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to Myself,” John 12:32.

Such power, such majesty, such beauty, it should cause all the saints to praise God. Because, “Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life; no person comes unto the father, but by me,” John 14:6.

For in essences, those of us born by the spirit of Christ become the WORD of GOD. Think upon, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, “WHAT? Know you not that your body is the TEMPLE of the HOLY SPIRIT, who is in you, and whom you have of God, you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore, glorify God in your body and spirit which is God’s.”

Therefore in ones silence, the WORD of GOD, whispers to others like the wind in ways beyond human comprehension.

Live the life, and preach the gospel; if necessary use words. It’s one way as to how the classic Christian prevails among the growing numbers of Christ haters. Pray silently always during such situations. And trust Jesus to accomplish what He has promised. Which is, I will draw all people unto Myself because His Spirit blows where it wills.

Mysteriousness of God unveiled

Jesus referred to burdens as gifts from God. Saying, “Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden. And I will give you rest. Take my yoke (way) upon you, and LEARN FROM ME; for I am meek and lowly in heart (humility a spiritual necessity) and you shall find rest unto your souls (the need of everyone, *rest* but it can not be through gimmicks and gadgets peddled by religious profiteers because they were not sent to us by God. NOTE yesterdays discussion for the problem they create and the consequences). For my yoke (way) is easy, and my burden is light,” Matthew 11:29-30.

The easiness and lightness is tripled tiered as follows, “There is a spirit (God force) in humans, and the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding,” Job 32:8, “The spirit in humans is the lamp of the LORD. Searching all the inner delights (seriousness) of their heart,” Proverbs 20:27, “For you light my lamp; the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness,” Psalms 18:28. In other words helping and providing discovery to the mysteriousness of God with 4 examples having been provided.

And once refreshed, and enlightened by the rest Christ provides, people begin to understand the mysteriousness of God. It takes some time to understand all the aforementioned scriptures. The mysteriousness of a spiritual awakening is not learned simply by reading the scriptures. It must be experienced! Note: “For the WORD of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, AND IS A DISCERNER OF THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTS OF THE HEART,” Hebrews 4:12.

Why is that so and how is it possible. It’s because those pages that we turn, as we search the scriptures for multiple understandings are literally alive. Because we have this mystery made known to us. The apostle John by the grace of God gave us this humbling truth. “And He was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood; (body of Christ) and His name is called THE WORD of GOD,” Revelation 19:13.

There are many things that we humans can’t comprehend. Like how can ink printed pages of paper be alive? They aren’t! They serve somewhat like a directional compass that the indwelling God in us uses as a magnetic force for spiritual enlightenment.

It’s unexplainable through human comprehension. Reason will not provide answers to the mysteriousness of God. His mysteriousness must be experienced. Even then, His mysteriousness will not be completely understood. But it’ll be accepted because of his directional revelation of enlightenment of ones spiritual pursuits. In other words, its a growth process. It’s an amazing experience!

It’s why, our scriptures are considered contradictory to human logic. And they are because our scriptures are closed to human understanding. They come alive through our spiritual birth through Jesus Christ. Then they become understandable through spiritual growth. From all of the aforementioned scriptures, like ‘Learn of Me,’ will help expand ones spirituality.

Christendom goes parading

It’s a shame, but a truism that Sunday’s represent a day when Christendom packs churches 2 billion strong engulfing about 1/3 of the worlds population. What a great potential for molding the world in the image of Jesus Christ.

But the great divide among Christendom renders the image building for Christ to a spectacle of scorn. Peter put it this way, “Therefore it is also contained in scripture. “Behold I lay in Zion (Jesus Christ + church Ephesians 2:20) a chief cornerstone, elect and precious. And they who believe in him will by no means be put to shame,” Isaiah 28:16. Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious, now the divide, but to those who are disobedient, “The stone which the builders rejected, has become the the chief corner stone, and a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense,” Psalms 118:22, 1 Peter 2:6-7. They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they were appointed, verse 8.

And O! How the influence of the church has suffered because of that great schism within Christendom. But it nothing new, and here is how it has played out for centuries reaching us today. “…, Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor the counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us attack him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words,” Jeremiah 18:18.

From the scriptures comes this response, “WOE to the shepherds, who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture,” says the LORD. Therefore; thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds, who feed my people. “You have scattered my flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. BEHOLD! I WILL ATTEND TO YOU FOR THE EVIL OF YOUR DOINGS, SAYS THE LORD,” Jeremiah 23:1-2.

“In the latter days you will understand it perfectly. I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my counsel, and caused my people to hear My words. Then they would have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings. Am I a God afar off? Can anyone hide themselves in secret places. So that I shall not see him? Do I not fill heaven and earth? I have heard what the prophets have said. Who prophesy lies in my name saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ How long will this be in the heart of the prophets, who prophesy lies? Indeed they are prophets of their own heart … And he who has My word, let them speak My word faithfully,'” Jeremiah 23:20b-28.

And His word is our scriptures form which we must not add or subtract from them. Meaning what God condemns, we can not condone. For those struggling to be true to the word, but are powerless by virtue of exceeding numbers against them for a Christ centered church. Break away, and create a Christ honoring and glorifying church.

A suitable shepherd for your church will emerge perhaps on a rotating bases from within your own group. Take upon your selves specific missions. As Christ Souldiers engaged in Muslim destruction. Because Muslims represent the satanic dragon of evil, who are the subjects of demonic possession. And as such are the devils agents determined to destroy the bride of Christ and His church. Islam has long been engaged, as a destructive force against Christendom. Always meeting with this demise. “And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth. And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ,” Revelation 12:16-17.

Now get this! And realize that our government supports Islamic causes. When it comes to the building of military fortress, or what they call a mosque all across America. Compounding the insult, through out the land of Abraham. America allows Muslims to generate international hatred against Israel. Why? “For they are the spirits of demons, working miracles that go forth from kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty,” Revelation 16:14. When all is said and done, that is what world affairs really boils down to. Creating a need to know the times because Christ will create a refuge for those of His word. Because times are bad and they will get worse before that great day of God Almighty.

Boot camp is calling! Christians need to shape up and ship out in defense of Christ and His church.

With all that, this padre concludes, “Now the King eternal, immortal, invisible; to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen,” 1 Timothy 1:17.

Presidential Hucksters

A man once made a wooden statue of Hermes and took it to the market to sell. As no buyer came forward, he tried to attract one by shouting aloud that he was offering for sale a god, who would confer blessings on the bystander.

“If he is all you say he is, why do you want to sell him? You would show more sense, if you kept him and profited from his help.”

“But it’s the money I need,” the man replied, “and it generally takes him a long time to put anything into one’s pocket.”

The man in this fable was one of those who will stoop to anything in their greed for gain and never give a thought to the gods. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“The Impious Huckster.”)

Seems that maybe Aesop touched upon something important. American conglomerates, the industries of by hook or by crook to use an old English idiom, will huckster false claims about any and all products in order to steal a dollar.

Just one of many reasons, why the U.S. economy is in such a mess. With President Obama making Hermes like promises. But it should be expected because he is just the latest in the long line of presidential hucksters. Peddling non-Christian cures through the false god’s of social and economic development. And should Trump get himself elected, he’ll join that long line of presidential hucksters.

The ladder of prosperity is a difficult journey and it starts here. “And God spoke all these words saying … You will have no other gods before me … You will not make unto yourself any image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven, or in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You will not bear false witness against your neighbor,” Exodus 20:1,3,4,16.

And it continues here, “These six things does the LORD hate; yes, seven things are an abomination unto him. A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. A heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief. A false witness that speaks lies and they that sow discord among the people,” Proverbs 6:16-19.

It may be hard for some to believe, but our social and economic greatness resulted from the nations long dependence upon our Judeo-Christian traditions. And the aforementioned scriptures represent the infrastructure for personal and national prosperity. But America, has pretty much junked as useless, a heritage that made America stand out, as the land of milk and honey to the rest of the world. SOLUTION: Begin the journey back to the strength of our infrastructure. And watch us collectively rebound to once again being the land of milk and honey.

By the way that phrase, ‘milk and honey’ is a phrase God used for deliverance. It has a long history dating back to Moses, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, note Exodus 3:6-8. It’s a complicated history that has extended itself to America. A history well worth knowing because it helps us to understand so much about world conditions today. A history that needs to be learned, understood and taught! So why not be an Isaiah? Here am I! Send me! (cp Isaiah 6:8).

Scriptures sometimes have duel meanings. Egypt is seen in scripture as a negative force of oppression. Our Egypt, are our politicians, who serve god’s foreign to the God Abraham right through to Jesus. Determined to keep us from the land of milk and honey. Saving America, and getting rid of political thievery is done by getting rid of Egypt. The question to be answered, are enough Americans willing to go the distance to clean house and start something new? Which wouldn’t really be new because we were there a long time ago. It was called the *American Revolution,* and as our forefathers got rid of their Egypt, so must we Americans today.

But we have another Egypt to fight, some call them devils, they call themselves Muslims. So whatever they are known as, they will deny Americans their milk and honey. So that Egypt must go by hock or crook because there no such thing as a Muslim American. They build military fortress that they call mosques. From those fortresses, they emerge to attack Americans across our sacred lands. Designed by God to be cultivated lands of milk and honey, as a tribute to His honor and glory. Enuf is Enuf!

A tribute to government

The old priest lay dying in a hospital. For years he had faithfully served the people in the nations capital. He motioned for his nurse to come closer.

“Yes Father?” said the nurse. “I would like to see the republican senate majority leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell and the democratic minority leader, Sen. Harry Reid before I die,” whispered the the priest.

“I’ll see what I can do Father,” replied the nurse.

The nurse sent the request to them and waited for a response. Soon the word arrived. Mitch and Harry would be delighted to visit the priest. As they went to the hospital, Mitch commented to Harry, “I don’t know why the old priest wants to see us, but it will certainly help our image,” Harry couldn’t help but agree.

When they arrived at the priest’s room, the priest took Mitch’s hand in his right and Harry’s in his left. There was silence, and a look of serenity on the old priest’s face.

Finally Mitch spoke, “Father of all the people you could have chosen, why did you choose us to be with you near the end?”

The priest slowly replied, “I have always tried to pattern my life after my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” The old priest continued, “He died between two lying thieves. I wanted to do the same.” (source unknown)

What can one say, after all that’s what it means to be a politician. Time to clean house, not with the recycled old timers like Jeb Bush or newcomers like the Rubio’s. who run as republicans. Or the likes of Hillary Clinton for the democrats. No indeed! Something entirely, very new, therefore; very different. Like Ben Carson, a proud Christian! And as V.P., Sarah Palin, another devout Christian. A possible ticket that could spare the United States from joining the ashes all previous empires.

Tomorrow’s discussion will provide what is needed to save America and rid itself of political thievery, so prominent today. And the saving of America, will not be accomplished through either Trump or Clinton.

Factors of the Unknown

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

It does seem that time and chance plays a significant role in many events. How many among us mere mortals can not attest to that as reality. Wishing that maybe it didn’t, then perhaps a catastrophe could have been avoided. And sometimes, something simple, like a traffic ticket. Just think maybe a departure a minute or two, either side of the clock could have been a blanket against time and chance.

No doubt that time and chance plays a significant role in our lives but not in all incidences. Here is an occasion, when time a chance plays no role whatsoever. “Therefore, if any person is in Christ, they become new creations; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new,” 2 Corinthians 5:17.

And here is why time and chance do not play a role in all circumstances. “So shall My word be that goes out of my mouth; it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it,” Isaiah 55:11.

Then this is how the unexplainable is explained. Jesus used this example, “The wind blows were it wills. And you hear the sound of it, but can not tell where it came from, and where it goes; so is every person that is born of the spirit,” John 3:8. Meaning that the unexplainable is sometimes explained only from personal experience. And often, is the case that experience is mysterious even to the recipient of that experience. It often has something to do with this rather obscure phrase, “And from the seven Spirits, who are before His throne.” A phrase which is repeated seven times in Revelation chapters two and three. Making it clear that those Spirits serve the interest of God Almighty, who mysteriously assigns them to intervene in our affairs. Additional insight is provided from this recording in Revelation 1:12-13, “… I saw seven golden lampstands, and in the midst of the seven lampstands, One like unto the Son of Man ….” With the mystery unfolding before us in Revelation 1:20, The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches.”

Brief commentary: It’s all about the supernatural, who at the command of Divine Providence intervene angelically in the affairs of His Lampsatndsl, His churches, you and me.

Note the seven commands and promises and the switch to promises and commands. Jesus commanded, They who have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the Lampstands. They who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life which is in the midst of the Paradise of God. (cp Revelation 2:7).

The persecuted Lampstands:They who have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the Lampstands. They that overcome shall not be hurt by the second death. (cp Revelation 2:11).

They who have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the Lampstands. To them who overcome, I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. And I will give him a white stone, on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it. (cp Revelation 2:17).

The incorrupt Lampstands:They who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to them I will give power over the nations. They shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed like potter’s vessels. As I have received from My Father; and I will give them the morning star. They who have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the Lampstands. (cp Revelation 2:26-29).

Lampstands of overcomer’s:They that overcome shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out their name form the Book of Life; but will confess their names before My Father and before His angels. They who have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the Lampstands. (cp Revelation 3:5-6).

The Faithful Lampstand:Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world to test those who dwell on the earth. They who have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the Lampstands. (cp Revelation 3:10;13).

Lampstands of hope in the midst of indifference:To them that overcome, I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne. They who have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the Lampstnds. (Revelation 3:21-22).

A Street Car named Tongue

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they that love it shall shall eat the fruit thereof,” Proverbs 18:21. Put another way; what we say can preserve life or destroy it, so we must accept the consequences of our words.

Our bodies were designed by God to be of service to Him. The scriptures speak of the body as one with many members. Note the following scriptures, 1 Corinthians 12:12-26. No doubt scriptures that need be absorbed as controlling thoughts and launched into practice as a useful servant for the advancement of His purposes. Because in the end, it’s our bodies collectively that constitute our Christ effectiveness to the world at large, 1 Corinthians 12:27.

For this discussion the instrument of the body under scrutiny is the tongue, as easily realized from the first paragraph. Who among us cannot reflect upon the good the tongue has accomplished? While at the same time knowing that our tongues have done harm.

Here is the harmful effects of the tongue, according to God, which no doubt has hurt the causes of Jesus today. “And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies, but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not Me, saith the LORD. And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth; they have taught their tongues to speak lies and weary themselves to commit iniquity,” Jeremiah 9: 3;5.

From Jeremiah, we learn about the power that comes from such a small instrument given to us for the glory of God, our tongues. All of us must use this gift wisely and not think that it plays little to no significances for the cause of Christ. When perhaps, it is the determining factor for the world ills. Because we have failed to bend our tongues as bows of truth, valiantly advancing His truth on this earth. With its corresponding effects magnifying themselves as gross iniquities and offending God, who will hold the body of Christ accountable.

So James says, “Look also at the ships; although they are so large and are driven by the fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires. Even so the tongue is a little member and boast great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell,” James 3:4-6.

All of us have our work cut out for us which is to learn to use our tongues appropriately for the cause and glory of God. Because as our tongues goes, so goes the course of nature. Impacting family, friends, associates and our neighbors. With such a small instrument being responsible for global affairs. It cannot be said any better than what the aforementioned in Proverbs 18:21 declared.

For now, I leave you with this, “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever, Amen,” 1 Timothy 1:17.