Blessed are they, who come in the name of the Lord, Psalms 118:26. Collectively, we MUST make a difference.
Blessed are they, who come in the name of the Lord, Psalms 118:26. Collectively, we MUST make a difference.
In many respects Palm Sunday ending with His resurrection. Signals the beginning of a new year, for those of us, who have experienced newness of life, as result of the victory of Jesus over death. “Then if you were risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” (Scriptural Texts: Colossians 3:1-3).
Causing this effect, “Whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in Him. They who say they abide in Him ought themselves also walk, just as He walked. (Scriptural Texts:1 John 2:5-6).
With the mind set not upon the mundane which creates experiences of a life hid with Christ in God. Because now His word is kept enabling us to walk even as Christ walked. All this can lead to some unexpected opportunities from an ageless voice which calls, and says, “Come follow me.” Know this, it’s has nothing to do with oneself. Because the great Creator of everything that was, is, and will be, surely doesn’t need we mortals to accomplish what ever He has determined. Rather it is by privilege that we heed the call, “Come follow me.”
It’s tied with the discussion the other day, “For 2016 the only hope.”
What the past can teach us about Boston’s marathon bombing. It’s the plight of flight 253′ near destiny with death. I wasn’t going to blog about it. Why? Because Muslims assorted attacks are rather routine, guaranteeing that’s it’s only a matter of time before an American airline meets its destiny with death at the hands of a Muslim.
But I changed my mind for several reasons, mainly because of one passenger. Who clearly demonstrated what one determined person can accomplish. Passenger, Jasper Schuringa, who leaped over seats subduing the wanna be suicide bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Who in the process suffered burns to his body as did the suicide bomber.
Then hoping that others might come to understand what determination can accomplish. With that in mind, I leave you with this thought. “The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes by honest workers,” Helen Keller, 1880-1968.
Followed with this near tragedy over American waters, as flight 253 headed for Detroit’ Metropolitan airport. Which provided an opportunity from history to explain Muslim behavior.
Many think sin against God has no consequences. Well it does and here is a perfect example. And! It’s haunting the world today. The Muslim genetic code predisposes them to violence because of a sin committed by Abraham. In Genesis 16:12, this Abrahamic indictment appears. “And he shall be a wild man (Ishmael v.11); his hand shall be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presences of all his brethren.” Why? Because Abraham fathered Ishmael through the Egyptian maid servant of his wife. Which makes Ishmael the illegitimate son of one of the worlds three monotheistic faiths, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. And! Islam an illegitimate religion. Muslims trace their lineage to Abraham, as does Judaism and Christianity. Crediting Ishmael as being the founder of Islam. With the angel of the LORD telling the Egyptian that her seed would multiply exceedingly beyond number, Genesis 16:10. With her seed having indeed multiplied into many nations. And from all that, the world has the wild people of Genesis 16:12. With its near disaster of flight 253 parading around the world. Maybe God is saying, wake up world, and deal with this Islamic menace. And that’s another reason why, I decided to blog flight 253.
Last, and maybe most important, the lesson learned from flight 253. Is that a private citizen may well have saved flight 253 from its destiny with death. And another lesson learned, is that the government is inept at protecting the American people. Which is why two Muslim devils, brothers, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev successfully detonated two bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Resulting in the greater Boston area being brought under marshal law. Because the government refuses to except the premise, that the Muslim people are at war with the other two monotheistic faiths of Judaism and Christianity.
After all you can’t expect darkness to comprehend light said Jesus in, John 1:5, and key to understanding the times are these words, Why do you not understand my speech? Even because you can’t hear my word, John 8:43.
This discussion cries for a sense of urgency grounded in individual awareness and then collective action. In order to spare ourselvesÂ more grief from this Muslim menace that is growing like an incurable cancer. Surgery is the call of the hour.
Christians shouldÂ engage themselves in the study of the topics of this discussion. Which will take you beyond its contents. And while there, if you got the time, browse the over 1500 other discussions with many of them dealing with Islam. You’ll even find discussions on how America came into existence. Because of Jacob the father of Joseph, and grandfather of Manasseh. You’ll see what these monotheistic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam all have a scriptural history and destiny. Learn about them because that’s what today’s world conflicts are about.
“The whole story of that Bill of Rights is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals. It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of,” Albert Gallatin, 1789.
Here is why Muslims should be denied our God given merits of the Bill of Rights. In this instance, the majority must work to deny Muslims the merits of our Bill of Rights. Because our government is inept and needs to be pressured to follow the recommendations of the nations first president.
Who said while in Ireland, “The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and prosecuted of all nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment,” George Washington, 1783.
Decency and propriety are concepts foreign to the Muslim psyche. Explained in a discussion for tomorrow titled, “Flight 253.”
Hope for a bright American future rests in understanding scriptural edicts and then putting them into practice.
First, I want to start with this, the Bible, meaning book from the Greek. Is not an open book to be understood by anyone who opens our book. Rather it’s a book that can be only understood by people who are in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. And in the process can testify to the truths of 2 Corinthians 5:17. Which reads, “Therefore, if any person be in Christ, they are new creations; old things have been passed away; behold! All things are become new.”
Here then is the human dilemma that makes it impossible to understand our Bible or the Book of our scriptures. It’s hidden from them, intentionally by our Creator of this life and the new life found in Christ. Entirely two different experiences, laughed at, mocked and ridiculed, but nevertheless true and necessary!
What is to follow provides the only hope for a bright 2016 and beyond. Jesus understood this and its why He campaigned against the religious and civic leaders of his day. And why his disciples and apostles followed in his footsteps. As have countless thousands through out the centuries. It’s what makes these Christ words live today. “… take up the cross and follow me,” Mark 10:21. The front of that verse is complicated. For clarity read postings dated, 23 January 16, titled, “Bring on the Sword.”
So here it is, why the Book is a closed book. “And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehends it not,” John 1:5. Later Jesus in conversation, Jesus asked, “Why do you not understand my speech? Then answering himself said, “Even because you can not hear my word,” John 8:43. And then adding in verse 45, “And because I tell you the truth you can’t believe Me.” Which takes us right back to John 1:5. Which dates back to an ancient prophecy, which declared. Therefore they could not believe because Isaiah said again, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts. Lest they should see with their eyes. Lest they understand with their hearts and turn, so that I could heal them.” (Texts John 12:39-40).
So, the job is up to us to help those around us understand. And absent the government because the government is the problem. And it starts with shutting down that machine of evil, the Muslim community. Because since 9/11, the American skies have darkened because the great deceiver Satan has used Islam to destroy God’s tool, America, to brighten the world. And 2016, is following its predecessor 2015 to be darker. And will continue to darken, unless we step up with the cross and take on this Muslim menace.
Hope made brighter done the Christ way. There is a valuable resource out there waiting to be stirred up into action. They are referred to as church drop outs. They are folks who have become church drop outs because of a do nothing church. Recruit them! Help them to regain their hearing with understanding hearts. Ask them to join you, as we together sweep the landscape clean the Christ way.
For those of you, like me, who name Jesus Christ, as ones Redeemer and Savior. Here is what is important, we live in a world foreign to us. In that world were we live, we are under no obligation to observe their culture, customs or laws. Although they would like us all to think that is the case. They put it forth as a duty of patriotic Americans. They use our Christ doctrines as whipping belts in order to beat many of us into submission. From that they package a coalition between GodÂ and country. And for the most part, it has worked.
They brag in one way or another that there is nothing to fear but fear itself. But they, know that the Roosevelt adage was not true then (1933) nor is it today. As then, and as today, a collapsing economy that they would have us think is on the upsurge, so the only thing to be feared is fear itself. But they must contain such fears among themselves, and from the public, for the sake of panic control.
But, what they fear most is a revitalized Body of Believers. Which they put to sleep with brute slaughter and murder in the third century. And in succeeding centuries, they managed to incorporate the church as a body among themselves. As if the two are one, church and state. With the pledge to the flag incorporating the phrase, “In God we trust.” With the same inscription appearing on our money.
Here is what Christ taught. “Do not think that I came to bring to bring peace on earth! I did not come to bring peace but a sword,” Matthew 10:34. As it was in Christ time, it remains the same. Because we live in a world polluted with the evil of darkness as noted in Ephesians 6:12. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities (governments), against the rulers of the darkness of this world (customs, culture and laws), against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Spiritual wickedness in high places means this, when Christ said to Peter. “… get behind me Satan. You are an offense to me. For you purport not the things of God, but those of men,” Matthew 16:23. But Peter discovered, Revelation, 3:22, it’s a part of change your yourself and change your world. And Peter, went on to give his life in the service of Christ. His admirable chronicles can be found in the Acts of the Church, chapters 2-12, a worthy read.
Therefore, the Prince of Peace, ordained for the last time in Revelation 3:22, “Those that have ears, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches,” Because there can be no peace, unless things are done the Christ way and not the governments way. The church needs to take back from the state what it took from it. Which is why Christ said, “… if any person will come after me, let them deny themselves, and take up their cross and follow me,” Mark 10:21. But don’t go away grieved, as did the person of many possessions, Mark 10:22. What are we to make of such a statement? Simply this, it’s a matter of priorities. How far is one willing to go in the service of Christ?
In the end we are either blessed by Christ, or cursed by the government. Better to be blessed by Christ because His Body of Believers, His church should not care what the government curses.
Change yourself, so you can change your world. Two tools, “Be extremely subtle to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate,” Sun Tzu, C. 544-496 BC. And, “For the Word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the division 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. Continue reading Bring on the sword
Sometimes the worst of things occurs unexpectedly. Like being told by a doctor that that nagging pain that has been so annoying. Is a malignant growth which is metastatic in nature. Meaning death in a relevantly short period of time, like six months to a year. The respondent replies in shock, but I’m to young to die!
We live within a biosphere called earth. And we, who dwell here have been infected with a nagging pain of burdensome troubles. Which are metastatic in nature making death certain in a relevantly short period of time. The Psalmist put it this way. The days of our years are seventy years; and if reason of strengthÂ they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (scriptural text:Psalms 90:10).
But as respondents, some might ask, why should life be like grass? Which in the morning flourishes, and grows up. In the evening it is cut down and withers? (scriptural text:Psalm 90:5b-6).
So some might ask, what’s going on here? Why the misery and then death? Easy answers. Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men because all sinned. For if by one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteous will reign in life through the one, Jesus Christ. (scriptural texts:Romans 5:12;17).
All the repugnant occurrences that impact, we earth dwellers is because of a supernatural struggle. A struggle between a great wonder in heaven, …. And on her head a crown of twelve stars. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. So as not to be redundant, Revelation 12:1-2, was developed and explained with the previous discussion Suffice to say that it was the birth of the church through Jesus Christ.
Tugging to prevent the churches growth through its twelve stars came an adversary. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of heaven, and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born, verseÂ 4-5.
O! The majesty of God, “Remember the former things of old, for I am God. And there is none else. I am God, and there is none like unto me. Declaring the end from the beginning. And from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, my counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasures. (scriptural texts:Isaiah 46:9-10). To be continued.
Two friends were traveling together, when a bear suddenly appeared. One of them climbed up a tree and remained there hidden. The other, seeing that he would be caught in another moment. Laid down on the ground and pretended to be dead. When the bear put its muzzle to him, and smelt him all over. He held his breath! For it is said that a bear will not touch a corpse. After he had gone away, the other man came down from the tree, and asked his friend what the bear whispered in his ear. It told me, he replied, “Not to travel in the future with friends, who do not stand by one in time of peril.” (source:Fables of Aesop-Penguin Classics-“Genuine Friends Are Proven By Adversity”).
Jesus was having a conversation with Simon. “Saying that Satan not only wanted him, but would sift him as cultivated wheat. Harvested and processed to serve evil. But do not be concerned Simon, I have prayed that your faith will sustain you.” Simon replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison, or death if necessary.” “Not so Simon, you will deny knowing me more than once.” (Texts:Luke 22:31-34).
Now some time had past and Jesus had been arrested. Then brought him before the civil and religious authorities. Because they were trying to find away to kill him. (Texts:Matthew 26:57;59).
A woman approached Peter. “Hey!” “You were with Jesus of Galilee.” Peter replied for all to hear. “I do not know what you are talking about.” (Texts:Matthew 26:69-70).
Peter was approached again. This second woman said to all of them. “This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.” He replied, under oath, “I do not know know the man). (Texts:Matthew 26:71-72).
People observing all this finally approached him. “Peter, you must be one of them. Your speech betrays you. Peter angrily began to curse and to swear, saying, “I do not know the man!” Suddenly the cock crowed, and Peter remembered what Jesus warned him about. Before the cock crows, you will betray me. Peter departed and wept bitterly. (Texts:Matthew 26:73-75).
As can be expected, when in need there is Jesus. Who said, “When you repent, strengthen your brethren.” (Text:Luke 22:32). It worked for Peter, and it works for you and me. Merciful Jesus at work then and now. Saying, “He that is without sin among you, let them cast the first stone at her.” Jesus looked around saw none but the woman. “Where are your accusers. Have none condemned you?” She said, “No man, Lord.” Jesus replied unto her, “Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more! (Texts:John 8:7;10-11).
And so, it seems to be true, genuine friends are proven by adversity and mercy.
The Lord bless you and keep you. (Text:Numbers 6:24).
Once upon a time, a lion, and a man were traveling together. And both of them were talking ever so boastfully about their accomplished feats. By the roadside stood a block of stone on which was carved an image of a man throttling a lion. The man pointed his finger with a degree of uncertainty, and said to his companion. “You see, we men are stronger than you.” A smile flickered on the lion’s face. “If we lions knew how to carve,’ said he, ‘you would often see a man with a lion on top of him.”‘
Many people, who talk boastfully about their courage and accomplishments are shown up by the grueling test of experience. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-Men And Lions)
Many Christians, who proudly boast, and say, with God all things are possible. A claim that is supported in Luke 1:37, which reads, “For with God nothing is impossible.” But it is evident that his companions, the church, nothing is possible. Except deep divisions among Christians and because of that a deteriorating world.
In 2016, it will only get worse, not because it’s penned here. But because the church Himself said it, “For there shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor shall ever be,” Matthew 24:21.
Woe to the earthlings said a voice, Revelation 12:12.
Two men, who hated each other were on the same ship, one sitting in the stern, the other in the bows. A storm came on, and when the ship was on the point of sinking the man in the stern asked the steersman which part of the ship would go under first. On being told that the bows would go first said, “I do not mind dying,” he said, “If I can see my enemy die before me.”
Many men do not care what happens to themselves, so long as they see their enemies suffer first. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-Hating Unto Death)
But such attitudes, one would not find among Christians, or would you? Yes! Despite Christians, as Christ followers, who for centuries had received these two directive, “This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends,” John 15:12-13.” “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors,” Matthew 6:12.
Is it any wonder that the church, and the world is in such a mess? With Christians unable to forgive those, who have wronged them. Let alone love or die for them.
The new year is young and the times r a changing. So maybe some of us will mend our ways like Peter, Matthew 26:75, and rise to the occasion, Revelation 12:11. Because if Obama and Hillary, have their way, it might be necessary, sooner than later. Neither sees, or understands the Islamic threat to the community of nations. And in particular, Israel and America. That’s why Hillary must be denied her presidential bid.
There was this guy, who made a living by beating up on Christians. It was a state job and he loved the job. Because not only could he beat up Christians, he could torture them and even kill them. For this guy, this was the perfect job. At this particular time in his life, he was gloating with enormous pride. Because he had just murdered one of those Christian loud mouths. We have this historical account preserved for us in the Acts of the Church. And they stoned Stephen, as he prayed, Lord Jesus receive my spirit, Book 7:59.
The record of this champion of mayhem and murder of Christians. Making it official that he was responsible for the murder of Stephen. And the havoc inflicted upon other people, who called themselves Christ followers. As Saul, was consenting unto his death. At the same time there was great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem. Fearing for their safety they scattered themselves through out the regions of Judea and Samaria. Except for the apostles, who stood their ground for Jesus, Book 8:1.
Today Judea and Samaria are part of the Arab/Muslim occupied lands of the West Bank. Which need to be liberated from their control, and returned to Israel. Palestinians are where they don’t belong. Lands that contain the history of the split, and sacred blood of Jews and Christians. And Christians should be enraged by their presence because Jesus will some day reign from that region of the world.
But for now, time to return to the shenanigans of Saul. Because, he wasn’t content with successes against the church. He wanted more, for he made havoc of the church, entering into every home. Arresting men and women and sending them to prison, Book 8:3. Could that ever happen in America?
Being a person with a feared reputation, he became more angrier at the apostles because they showed no fear. Even though he continuously breathed rage against them. Threatening to slaughter these brave disciples of the Lord. But to no avail, they remained firm in their faith. So obviously, stronger measures were needed. So he approached the high priest. Asking for permission to enter the synagogues with authority to arrest Christian men and women. Returning them hand cuffed to Jerusalem. Where they would meet the same death, as did Stephen, Book 9:1-2.
With permission granted, he proudly and with confidence knew that an end of this Christ nonsense was about to end. But while on his way, a rare phenomenon occurred. Suddenly there appeared a light that circled him from heaven. Causing him to fall to the ground and a voice said to him.Â “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” Stunned no doubt, Saul asked, “Who are you Lord?” And the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you persecute.” Trembling, and astonished Saul asked, “Lord what will you have me do?” And the Lord said, “Arise and go into the city, and it shall be told to you, what you must do,” Book 9:3-6.
His compatriots hearing a voice and seeing nothing. But Saul rising from the ground and upon opening his eyes realized that he had been blinded. So he was brought to the city, and was there for three days, as a blind man.
And in a vision a disciple was told to go to Saul. But this disciple hearing his instruction became fearful because he knew the reputation of Saul. But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen vessel unto Me. He is to bear my nameÂ before the Gentiles, and kings and to the children of Israel. And I will show him what things he must suffer for my names sake,” Book 9:7-16.
And the disciple Ananias did, as he was told. Laying his hands on Saul so that Saul received his sight, and he was filled with the Holy Spirit. And a new life was launched, as Saul preached that Christ is the Son of God, Book 9:10-20.
And from those very same sacred historical scriptures, the man, who made hate work. Would himself become the man hated, Book 9:21-23.
The church has this as one of its duties. Which is to betroth the people to one husband as chaste virgins to Christ, 2 Corinthians 11:2. On its way is the churches chronicling of the meaning of this history through its celebration of Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday, or Easter. In the modern era, eight days representing the second most significant events in its history. The first of course, the virgin birth of Christ.
In a simple statement, everything that has transpired since than is evil attempting to deny that process. Evil is the manifestations of darkness as light. Which are ways of characterizing ones ability to see the difference between truth and non-truths. Our holy scriptures define this process as such, “And no wonder! For Satan, himself transform himself into an angel of light,” 2 Corinthians 11:14.
All that has been said because it’s time to draw the line in the sand. Because this truth is playing itself out this very day. As, “I fear, lest that somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds maybe turned from the simplicity of Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus (Islam) whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received or a different gospel (Quar’an) which you have not accepted, you may well put up with it!” 2 Corinthians 11:3-4. A Pauline scolding of indifference suggesting trouble lies ahead.
The crux of the situation is this; to many Americans are on the fence over the most serious threat ever to the nations existence. Engulfing the nation is the preaching of a false Christ in the personage of a god conceived by their prophet. Who by his own declaration said this, “I was ordered to fight all men until they say, ‘There is no god but Allah,'” Prophet Muhammad’s farewell address, March 632. Reaching the modern world in 1997, through the declaration of Iranian, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1979, and who made a sap out of President Ronald Reagan. Who said, “We will export our revolution through out the world until the calls, ‘There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is the messenger of Allah are echoed all over the world.'” And then in response to 9/11, came this promise from Osama bin Laden, “I was ordered to fight the people until they say there is no God but Allah and his prophet Muhammad,” November 2001.
In short summary the threat emanated from Iran, and Iran should have been attacked and eliminated. The wars in Afghanistan (Osama hunting) and Iraq (misconceived partner of Osama). With Iran today fueling the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. How? Short answer! U.S, tricked by the Serpent, as was Eve. The world paid for her error, as is the U.S. for its error, along with the non-Muslim world.
And now, we have ISSI which will not be defeated by the worlds 66 nation coalition led by the United States. The worlds most hated nation, except for Israel. Obama uses the expression ISSL meaning Islamic state of Syria and beyond but minus Israel. The President wants to partner up with Iran for a regime change in Syria. And even if ISSI disappears there are many other evils able to fill their global march of world dominance. Think about that in light of what the Apostle Paul said.
At the forefront of all this is to allow an ideology (Islam) with it ramifications being preached in America, referenced through 2 Corinthians 11:4, as another Jesus, a different gospel, but not received-just tolerated-is a huge mistake.
This is the result! From the bowels of hell to walk the face of the earth erupts a collection of demons known as Muslims. Who congregate themselves in military fortresses they call mosques, and then emerge to reek havoc through out the nation. They do it in very subtle and hardly noticeable ways, unless your searching and watching as does this padre.
Here are just two such instances. On Fridays, in the nations U.S. Capital Building, Muslims gather for prayer. A time when they put their noses to the ground by sucking up the spirits of evil from hell. With their buts up in the air, defying our American Judea-Christian heritage. Determine to destroy everything American, by replacing it with everything Islamic. Continue reading Islam real and determined