Always in the wrong

A wolf, seeing a lamb drinking from a river, wanted to find a superficial pretext for devouring him. He stood higher up the stream, and accused the lamb of muddy the water so that he could not drink it. The lamb said that he drank the water only with the tip of his tongue. And in any case, he was standing down the river and could not possibly have disturbed the water higher up. When the excuse failed him the wolf said, “Well, last year you insulted my father,” “I wasn’t even born then,” replied the lamb. “You are good at finding answers,” Said the wolf, “But I’m going to eat you all the same.”

When a man is determine to get his knife into someone, he will turn a deaf ear to any plea, however just. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Always In The Wrong.

Said Jesus, “Therefore by their fruits you shall know them,” Matthew 7:20, after all, said Jesus, “Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire,” verse 19. So, grow some good fruit by standing firm for the causes of Christ. Destroy evil, as the Spirit directs you. But, there will always be wolves out there determined to eat you. They’ll accuse you at being wrong as you stand for Christ with the right answers. Making them all the more determined to eat you.

Y Islam is such a menace What 2 do about it

After the hit upon Sonny, in the movie the Godfather. The Don recuperating from an assassination attempt upon his own life. Arranges a meeting with the five crime families of New York and New Jersey. And presents this question, how did things ever get so bad?

Here is that same question in regards to world events. So, then how did things in this world ever get so bad? The answer, the tribes of the Ishmaelites, whose lineage occurred through Ishmael the father of the Islamic world.

Here is a short survey of Islam, as the problem plaguing the world community. Hagar bore Abram (Abraham, Genesis 17:5) a son. Abram called his son’s name whom Hagar bore Ishmael, Genesis 16:15. Hagar, an Egyptian was not Abram’s wife. She was the maid servant servant of Sarai, (Sarah, Genesis 17:15) Abram’s wife.

Because Sarai bore Abram no children, she encouraged a sexual relationship between her husband and her maid servant. Which had its expected results, pregnancy and dissatisfaction.

Sarai frightened Hagar, so she fled. But an angel for God was dispensed. Announcing to Hagar, I will multiply your seed exceedingly, and it shall not be numbered because of your exponential birth rate.

The following must have been shocking to Hagar. As she was told, “He shall be a wild man. His hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him. He shall dwell in the presence of his brethren,” Genesis 16:12.

The prophecy concerning Ishmael is expanded upon in chapter twenty one. Hagar became very distraught, and she abandoned her baby. Hoping that the child would die, Genesis 21:15-16.

But God heard the voice of Ishmael, and dispatched His angel, again. Who told Hagar not to fear. Because God had heard the baby’s voice. She was instructed to become a mother to Ishmael. With this promise that Ishmael would become a great nation, Genesis 21:17-18.

God was with Ishmael, verse 19, by providing him with water after the water was spent. Providing Ishmael with shelter in the wilderness where he became strong and able, verse 20.

Ishmael lived a very long time. He was the father of twelve sons, Genesis 25:12-18. The sons of Ishmael became the founders of the Ishmaelite tribes that spread from Africa to modern day Iraq. With modern day Arabs/Muslims tracing their lineage to Abraham and his son Ishmael.

Which they should because it has a God/Christ centered Judeo-Christian scriptural bases. The only reliable foundation for understanding the past, present and future, as it reaches us today. But here’s what stops Islam from becoming, what it desperately wants. Which is to be the son of promise, and thus the people to fulfill the promise made to Abraham. Which was, “I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come out of you. And I will establish My covenant between Me and you. And your seed after you in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto you, and to your seed after you. And I will give unto you, and to your seed after you, the land wherein you are a sojourner, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God,” Genesis 17:6-8.

The Islamic glitch in this scenario is that Ishmael is the son of Abram and not Abraham, and as such, is the son of the flesh. Ishmael was the son of Abram’s adultery, and as such, illegitimate. Which would make Ishmael an unlawful possessor of any of the Abrahamic covenants.

God understanding His own laws said, “You shall not commit adultery,” Exodus 20:14, appeared unto Abram when he was 99. Announcing Himself as, God Almighty, and telling Abram to walk the walk of God and be perfect. This of course shook Abram up a lot. Causing him to fall on his face. With God saying, “As for Me My covenant shall be with you, and you shall be the father of many nations. Neither shall your name any more be called Abram, but your name shall be called Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made you,” Genesis 17:1-5.

How was this to occur, after all Abraham was 99. And human reason would dictate that for this to occur, a male heir would be needed. So to start the process, another name change occurred with Sarai becoming known as Sarah. With God telling Abraham that Sarah would be blessed by giving birth to a son. And that his name would be called, Isaac. And that Sarah, would be the mother of many nations. And from her son kings of people would be born. Again Abraham fell on his face, this time to laugh at God. Saying how can this be, I’ll be a 100 and Sarah will be 90. With Abraham saying to God, “Oh! That Ishmael might live before you,” And God said, Sarah, your wife, shall bear you a son indeed; and you shall call his name Isaac. And I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him,” Genesis 17:6-8. And Isaac became the son of promise by the will of God.

It’s from the seed of Isaac from which the ancestry of Christ runs. It’s the foundation of an inseparable bond between Jews and Christians. And why America has been the faithful handmaiden of El Shaddai or God Almighty, as His protector of Israel. It’s an everlasting covenant, ordained and sanctioned by El Shaddai, And as long as America does her part to further the needs and interest of Israel, all will be well with America.

This is the promise, “I will bless them that bless you and curse them that curse you. And in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed,” Genesis 12:3. Simple formula for what the world says it wants, peace and prosperity.

It’s more important for America to join Israel in destroying the Arab/Islamic threat to Israel. With equal attention to destroying the Islamic presence in America. Muslims want what they can’t have, and will kill, and create mayhem to destroy God’s covenant with Isaac. Determined to make it their own. And with this discussion, those like the Don, who have asked, how did things ever get so bad? While the Don, and his crime associates may never have found the answer to their question. Not so for us! Because, we have found the answers as to how things got so bad.

For a secure Israel and America, we need to rid ourselves of our Islamic presence. Because if we don’t, the Islamic threat will only intensify for Israel and America. God preserve the family of Abraham and Sarah which should be the prayer of all of us. A wise people, and their servants in government should exercise all haste to see that Genesis 12:3 is our individual and collective pursuit.

Finding the high ground

Aesop had his say yesterday, as did Peter, John, Isaiah and Ezekiel. I don’t know about you, but most likely, you have seen their observation play out one way or another. If you haven’t, take a look at the global arena.

But today, Solomon will have his say.

A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is the grief of his mother.

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.

THE LORD WILL NOT ALLOW THE RIGHTEOUS SOUL TO FAMISH, BUT CASTS AWAY THE DESIRE OF THE WICKED.

He who has a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

He who gathers in summer is a wise son; he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

BLESSINGS ARE ON THE HEAD OF THE RIGHTEOUS, BUT VIOLENCE COVERS THE MOUTH OF THE WICKED.

The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked will rot.

The wise in heart will receive commands, but the prating fool will fall.

He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known.

He who winks with the eye causes trouble, but a prating fool will fall.

THE MOUTH OF THE RIGHTEOUS IS A WELL OF LIFE, BUT VIOLENCE COVERS THE MOUTH OF THE WICKED.

Hatred stirs up strife’s, but loves covers all sins.

Wisdom is found on the lips of him, who has understanding, but a rod is for the back of him, who is devoid understanding.

Wise people store up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction, Proverbs 10:1-14.

Why the above doesn’t work for many people, “There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death,” Proverbs 14:12.

Plotter out plotted

An old lion lay sick in a cave, and all the animals came to visit except the fox. The wolf seized this chance to speak ill of the fox in the lion’s hearing, saying, “He had no respect for their lord and master, and that was why he had not even visited him.”

The fox himself arrived in time to hear the last part of what the wolf was saying. The lion roared threateningly at him, But the fox begged leave to make his defense. “Which,” he asked, “Of the animals here assembled who has rendered you as great a service as I have? I have traveled everywhere seeking from doctors a cure for your illness, and I have found one.” The lion demanded to know then and there what the cure was. “You must flay a wolf alive,” replied the fox, “And put the hide on yourself while it is still warm.” In a moment the wolf lay dead. “One should not provoke the master to ill feeling,” said the fox with a laugh, “But encourage his better feelings.”

The man who plots against another plots his own destruction. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“A Plotter Out Plotted”)

Know anybody with some wolf in them? After all humanities most distant ancestor had mastered such an art. In Peter, that most distant ancestor himself is described as a lion. A raving one at that seeking whom he might devour, 1 Peter 5:8.

With the old gent himself telling God that his creation has a lot of wolf in them. It’s recorded this way. And Satan answered the LORD, and said, “Skin for skin, yes, all that a man has will he give for his life,” Job 2:4.

And playing out on the world stage today this way, “Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, now is come salvation and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down,” Revelation 12:10.

With the greatest plotter ever getting plotted, “Yet you shall be brought down to hell, to the lowest depths of the pit. Those who see you will gaze at you, and consider you saying, “Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed cities. Who did not open the house of the prisoners?” Isaiah 14:15-17.

How did all this occur? God provides the answer, “You were in Eden, the garden of God; …. You are the anointed cherub …; I established;you were upon the holy mountain of God; …. You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created. Till iniquity was found in you, Ezekiel 28:13-15.

Acing your physicals

A patient on being questioned by his doctor about his condition. Answered that he had had an unpleasantly heavy sweat. “That’s good,” said the doctor.

The next time he was asked how he was. He complained of a shivering fit that had nearly shaken him to pieces. “That’s good too,” was the doctor’s comment.

At his third visit, he inquired once more about the man’s symptoms. A was told that he had diarrhea. “Good again,” he said, and took himself off.

When one of the patient’s relatives came to see him, and asked what was going on? “Well if you want to know,” he replied, “I’ve had so many good symptoms that I’m just about dead.”

It often happens that our neighbors not knowing where the shoe pinches us. Congratulates us on the very things which we ourselves find hardest to bear. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Favorable Omens)

Christ understands where the shoe pinches. That is why he said, “Come unto me, all who labor (beside personal labors, think in terms of labors for Christ) and are heavy laden, (burdened with misunderstandings, and or, persecutions in His service) I will give you rest. Take my yoke (way) upon you and learn of me; (emphasis is on learn of Me, a 66 book process + as the Spirit enlightens) for I am meek and lowly at heart, and you shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke (way) is easy, and my burden light,” Matthew 11:28-30.

Making of America

Collective bargaining is as American, as Jesus is God, John 10:30, “The Father and I are one.” So a little refresher of images projected across the theater of God’s earth. Focusing on collective bargaining.

The Prophet Daniel had a vision while in bed. Being the studious type, when it came to spiritual matters, he detailed his dream in written form for recollection purposes. Recalling his vision he said, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of the heaven were stirring up the Great Sea,” Daniel 7:1-2. But according to verse three, “Four great beasts came up from the sea, each different from the other.”

The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings; I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand on two feet like a man, and a man’s heart was given to it, Daniel 7:4. Hello there! The United States of America!

Here’s what we know from the symbolism of Daniel’s vision. The lion is the national symbol for Great Britain. And this king of the beasts, Great Britain dominated the world for centuries. But it had the wings of an eagle with the bald eagle being the national symbol for America. And its wings were plucked from the lion’s back. Then lifted from the earth making the transcontinental flight across the Atlantic. Landing on distant and unfamiliar shores with the ability to stand erect and given a man’s heart. We also know that our founding fathers tagged America as Uncle Sam. The benevolent provider for those in need at home and abroad. At home, as the nation matured there came a realization that America prospered, as the work force prospered.

And now sweeping the nation, is this giant movement spear headed by corporate conglomerates in conjunction with governments at all levels. Who see the workforce as an expensive entity. Determined to deny workers the right to bargain for wages and benefits. It’s an assault on every aspect of the working class. Designed to make the rich richer; with corporate conglomerates seeing their tax responsibilities reduced. Allowing for greater profits from less taxation. Then forcing reduced wages and benefits for their work force which will further enrich the already rich. Thus assuring that the poor will not only remain poor but get poorer. And as a bonus, striping workers, who when fired, no longer need to show justifiable cause. It’s one way to clean house and hire others making them work for less.

The American work force at one time was the productivity marvel of the world. Largely accomplished through a notion called seniority. Which allowed workers to earn greater earnings, as they added years to their tenure. And seniority allowed the workers to be promoted to supervisory positions based on merit, and not cronyism. Which brought the workforce together with incentives to be productive.

Collective bargaining goes beyond monetary and job security concerns because it also includes safety and environmental safeguards. All of which have been declared to expensive for corporate conglomerates and their lap dogs in government.

This lion with the wings of an eagle which broke loose. Given feet, and told to stand up with the heart of a man. Picturesque of another American heroic symbol which is that of Uncle Sam. Known to be first in peace, last to war. Another avenue in America that has been turned topsy-turvy. With the powers that be in modern America being determined to war against this bird made to stand like a man and given a man’s heart of benevolence. Effecting every American beyond its workforce to the market place and beyond.

They have picked a fight worth fighting regardless of the cost. Because its un-American to deny the people the right to bargain collectively. It’s within collective bargaining where America  begins and then reaches every aspect of what it means to be an American. Because to do otherwise, is to tamper with the Creators design for America, as seen by Daniel.

Manual of mercy and terror

If God had a USA street address, and could be found at work in his office. Surrounded by people called disciples and apostles working together on missions of mercy and destruction. Mercy because God has promised extraordinary benefits for those aligned with him and his many causes. And destruction upon those, who hold opposing views.

Would the feds attempt to indict and prosecute God as a terrorist? After all it would be easy for the feds to confiscate a very incriminating piece of evidence. His mercy, and terror manual, a document referred to as the Bible. After all God is up front and very specific about his intentions. Not only that he as a long history of carrying out his intentions.

Without question God has, and continues to promise humanity with some rather grotesque sufferings. Take for instance the devil like creatures of Revelation 9:3. Who were instructed to torment people for five months with the misery of a scorpion sting, verse five.

How severe will that misery be? It will be so very intense that people will seek death, but death will flee from them. No matter what avenues people employ to die, death will evade them verse six.

But some, will escaped the torture. They are the ones with seal of God on their foreheads, verse four. No doubt they were a part of his package of mercy. But not by favoritism, but rather by individual choice.

There is a legal doctrine of “mens rea” which is the doctrine of ones mental state. An act can’t be a crime, unless it’s forbidden by law. Then the prosecutor must prove several elements. One of them being intentionally. In other words the defendant must be aware of his or her behavior. Mens rea requires premeditation for certain crimes. Especially, those associated with mass torture.

Clearly, God knew what he was doing. because with purposeful premeditation, he excused a class of people from that torment, Revelation 9:4. In Revelation 7:2, where God’s executioners were ordered to do no harm. Until his servants had the seal of God on their forehead. Then those without the seal were not to be killed, just tormented, Revelation 9:5.

Case closed! God clearly is aware of his intentions. In that this is a future occurrence it would be prudent for the feds to create a law forbidding such crimes. Then proceed to indict and prosecute God, as soon as he emerges from his USA headquarters. After all, they would have as evidence what God declares to be his inerrant word.

As all recognize this is partly a bit of spiritual satire. Only because God’s physical presences is unavailable. However the prophecy of Revelation nine is not a bit of spiritual satire. It will occur, its just the timing that is obscure.

We know that from the execution of Jesus, that if the feds could indict God, they would! But God has his own complaints against the community of nations, including the United States. Speaking as the voice of Jesus, God said, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! See! Your house is left desolate,” Matthew 23:37-38. Meaning that the cities within the nations of the world community is not a fit place for human habitation. It will become more so as time progresses because they represent places of godlessness. It’s precisely for that reason that the world community will experience the wrath of God. One such episode is recorded in those early verses of Revelation nine.

Others follow with Revelation 9:12, referring to them as “woes.” Why would a just God inflict such wretchedness upon humanity? The short answer is as follows, with the emphasis on repentance, “… yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and wood, which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk. Neither repent they of their murders, nor of their sorcery, nor their fornication, nor of their thefts,” Revelation 9:20-21.

The Bible is what it should be, both a manual of mercy and terror. In both cases it’s so that the worlds people may know, said the LORD, that I am the LORD. Through mercy, “I am the LORD, and there is no other. There is no God besides me. I will gird you, though you have not known me. That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting. There is none besides me. I am the LORD, and there is no other,” Isaiah 45:5-6. And from the perspective of terror, “I form the light and create darkness. I make peace and create calamity. I, the LORD, do all these things,” Isaiah 45:7. And the sternest of warnings, “Woe to him, who strives with His Maker,” Isaiah 45:9a. With this consequence, “Then they shall know that I am the LORD, when I have made the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed,” Ezekiel 33:29.

World changers what it means how its done

We are told that God created the heavens and the earth, Genesis 1:1. The earth later referred to as a garden, and described as Eden somewhere in the Eastern part of the world, Genesis 2:8. Which was perfect, for all habitats with its history discoverable in the first three Chapters of Genesis. But that didn’t last, for the earth and all its habitats were cursed. Also discoverable in those early chapters, and beyond. It’s why we die, fight and war. With larger life forms eating smaller life forms. With the earth being restless with constant destructive eruptions. No one today would call earth a Garden within Eden.

In due time, God introduced a remedy called Jesus Christ. And from that remedy, would come the following. “Now, therefore, you are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of the household of God. Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone. In whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit,” Ephesians 2:19-22. That’s part of what it means to be a WORLD CHANGER!!! Changed from within first, then sharing ones change so that others are no longer strangers or foreigners, but fellow citizens.

It’s accomplished through His church. With the church not being one of those God condemned things discovered in Revelation 2:1-3:22. Which are very visible, and dot the American landscape and conform to the will of the government and their corporate masters but not God. Got some questions? Read yesterdays discussion, “Change Makers.” But rather the church is a codified individual, who assembles with like minded people. Who become small bands, who are difficult to detect, as they strike God’s foes with their swords and disappear. Insights discovered with the 17 December 2016 discussion, “Christendoms Future City A War Away.” That completes what it means to be a world changer and introduces how it’s done.

Getting it done though takes the stone like character of Christ, who is the chief cornerstone. Were many are not willing to go because of the sacrifice and danger. It’s a great misnomer to think that getting it done for Jesus must be done through violence. Because Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God,” Matthew 5:9, and in the same breath, “Blessed are they, who are persecuted for righteousness sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” verse 10. Who would prosecute peacemakers? Muslims and secular governments, that’s who! And even, some of your church going neighbors. And not to be left out of the mix ones on family, and befuddled agnostic and atheist neighbors. While at the same time, Jesus said, “Think not that I have come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword,” Matthew 10:34.

Oh! How our nay-saying foes love what they suspect are dichotomies. Declaring that such scriptures demonstrate the contradictions of Christendom; and therefore, Christendom is a falsehood. They are both deaf and made sightless, so no need exists to explain them away. Other than to say that it’s an incurable disease, apart form God’s intervention, Proverbs 20:12, “The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made them both.” 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 should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them,” John 12:39-40. For the scriptures says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I might show My power in you, and that My name might be declared throughout all the earth,” Romans 9:17. So lets sock it to them, big time. For that reason God raised up our naysayers; in all of their various forms that His name might be declared through out the land.

Become, well acquainted with yourself through 1 Peter 2:5-6. Because individual Christians are likened to as ‘living stones,’ who are anchored to the chief cornerstone of Ephesians 2:20, who is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is a masterful illustrative artist. What He said thousand of years ago to those of His era, is applicable, and works for us today. Though divine, He often referred to himself as the Son of Man. With that phrase being used a total of 88 times in the New Testament. With such references making him very human. Like what is said in Mark 10:45, “For even the Son of Man, came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Therefore God’s intervention in the affairs of humanity, and His purpose for the Son of Man and His Stones. It’s illustrated through Mark 8:34, when He had called the people to himself along His disciples, He said to them, “Whosoever desires to come after Me, let them deny themselves, and take up their cross and follow Me.” With His cross symbolizing action, persecution, prosecution and death. And that’s what it means to be a sword whirling peacemaker who is blessed through persecution referenced in Matthew 5:9-10. In other words, His stones are to condemn with strength and with visibility everything offensive to what the scriptures teach.

Christ was the perfect societal trouble maker. That’s what he meant, when He said, “Think not that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword,” Matthew 10:34. Which means violence, but not through His living stones. Because the scriptures teach that justice and retribution belong to God. Our job is make clear to society exactly what will bring about His justice and retribution.

That is best done through small codified groups, maybe as small as two. Who can easily strike at evil, then disappear. But there is power through huge numbers. But take note, “Likewise the Spirit also helps our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God,” Romans 8:26-27. Suggesting that our small groups, are silently adding to their numbers. Praying for a great ground swelling of living stones, who come out of seemingly from nowhere. And congregate at some Spirit determined location, denouncing Americas godlessness. Refusing to be dispersed at government insistence. Whether local or federal, even as force begins to take hold. America has lost its spiritual destiny, and the nation is beyond decaying, it’s putridness is toxic to survival as a nation under God. This is where the stones of Jesus become violent! Not of ourselves, but of God knowing we can’t prevail. So we have to pray, for God’s justice and retribution. Which can manifested itself as follows, “To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time. For the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them shall make haste,” Deuteronomy 32:35. Many swords are at God’s disposal. He can raise up his enemies, like Muslims to punish individuals or nation states. Even using weather patterns as a viable weapon, if He so chooses. Thus giving clarity of meaning to Matthew 10:34. Because the ox knows his owner, and the ass his masters crib, but America  has rebelled against God. Modified from Isaiah 1:3, but the truth keep in tact, especially verse four. America must repent or be destroyed!

Hopefully this discussion has contributed to what it means to be a world changer and how its done. The unknown to many is the willingness and ability to sense what the Spirit is saying. Then having faith to act in whatever form the communication comes. After all the Spirit is within each lively stone, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Change makers

A time from the past which reverberates true today. Proving an old adage, what goes around comes around.
It occurred when the United States, with yet another dose of self righteousness embroiled itself in the affairs of yet another nation. This time America turned its fire power on Libya. And it was all about conglomerate oil profits and had nothing to do with the welfare of Libyans or the American people.

PROOF IN FACT: Remember when the U.S. Congress said it couldn’t afford to renew the federal flood insurance subsidy for homeowners in flood prone regions of the country. Can’t afford health care for American war veterans. And does so meagerly, after prolonged fights. Continuing to argue that European styled health care for all Americans, is not affordable. So the nation is stuck with Obamacare. With President elect Trump saying that he’s going to fix all of that. With the speaker of the house saying that the Congress is on board. With the Congress busying itself with ways to do away with Social Security. With the nations basic infrastructures collapsing, with the Congress saying it has no money to repair and rebuild America. With President elect Donald Trump saying that he’s going to fix all of that.

But America had lots of money to war in Libya. With 11 warships of the coast of Tripoli which include 2 destroyers and 3 ballistic submarines. And the U.S. war machines pounded Libya with 200 Tomahawk missiles at a cost of 1/2 million per missile. That should make every American fucking angry and geared up to fight this  Moammar Gadhafi styled government that just wears a different mask to camouflage its evils.

And make no mistake that same style of warfare is playing out in Syria with the same results. With a Syrian government, like the Libyan government being hostile not to the United States but to other players. All very dangerous to American interest. Strongly suggesting that the United States is no longer a major player in world affairs.

Who will God hold most responsible for world Chaos? Governments? Not hardly because He has already declared them to be useless. With Isaiah reporting, “Behold he nations are as a drop in a bucket, and are counted as the small dust on the scales,” Isaiah 40:15.

And with Daniel reporting, “And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings, and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals the deep  and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness; and the light dwells with Him,” Daniel 2:21-22.

Leaving us with the church which is of absolutely no help in resolving world chaos. That’s according to John, as he categorizes the churches for God, seven times see Revelation 2:1-3:22. Always admonishing, 7 times, it seems in question form, “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

Now those who are scripture savvy know that God works through individuals, and not institutional governments, or concrete castles called churches. That’s why God had John chronicle these words for non-institutional entities. “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to their work,” Revelation 22:12.

The answer of responsibility is found in Daniel 2:21b and 22a, “He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals the deep and secret things.” Scriptural history teaches that those who codify the scriptures are the world changers. Perfect example, Jesus Christ, who codified 12 and sent them out to change the world. In the Old Testament, He did the same with Moses and many others. So at the end, it’s the individual that is held responsible and given the opportunity to be judged by their works. While institutions like governments, and churches have already been dammed.

Shape up, and ship out because America needs some changing.

Emperor’s New Clothes

Once upon a time there was an Emperor who spent all of his money on new clothes. He did not care about his army, and he never went hunting or riding in the country. In fact, the only time he ever went out was to show off a beautiful suit of new clothes.

For every hour of the day, the Emperor had a different outfit-each one finer than the last. And just as other kings and rulers can usually be found in their throne rooms or councils, this Emperor could usually be found in his dressing room, trying on all his clothes.

Life was jolly in the Emperor’s city, and strangers always came from far and wide to visit. One day two swindlers arrived pretending to be weavers. They told all the people they met that they could weave a special cloth, rich in rare colors and designs, which was more beautiful than anyone could imagine. “But even more extraordinary,” they said, “Any person who is not doing his job well, or plain stupid, cannot see this marvelous cloth at all!”

“H-m-m,” thought the Emperor, “It would be truly wonderful to have clothes made of that cloth. Why just by wearing them I could find out which of my officials are not fit for their jobs. I could even tell clever people from fools. I must have some of that cloth at once!”

So the Emperor gave the two swindlers a large sum of money and told them to begin weaving the cloth immediately. The two swindlers promptly hid the money in their room in the tower, where they set up two very large weaver’s looms. They sent for great quantities of precious gold and silk thread. These they also hid in their trunk. Then they sat down and pretended to work at the looms

After several days and nights with no word from the weavers, the Emperor began to grow curious about the progress of the cloth. But rather than go and see it himself, he decided to send his trusted Prime Minister. He was a very sensible man, and no one in the empire knew his job better than he did.

When the Prime Minster saw the empty looms, he could hardly hide his surprise. He did not see any cloth, of course, there was no cloth to see. “Surely I’m not stupid!” he thought. “Perhaps I am not fit for my job. Oh, what if the Emperor finds out?”

“Well,” exclaimed the weavers at last, “Do you like the cloth?” “O-h-h,” stammered the Prime Minister. “It is absolutely beautiful!” The two weavers smiled, named all the colors, and described the designs to him. The old Prime Minister listened closely. How else could he tell the Emperor what the cloth looked like?

Now the sly weavers demanded more money, and more quantities of gold and silk thread. Then they hid everything in their trunk and went on working day and night, weaving at the empty looms.

The Emperor soon sent another official to check on the cloth. Of course, he did not see any cloth. But he certainly could not admit to being a fool! So he, too, pretended to admire it. And he listened very carefully, as the weavers described it. Then he hurried to tell the Emperor all about the cloth.

By now the whole city was buzzing with talk about the wonderful new cloth. The Emperor could not wait any longer. He had to see the cloth himself. With a flock of his trusted officials he went to the weavers’ room, where those two clever rascals were still at their empty looms.

“Isn’t it magnificent, Your Majesty?” cried the two officials who had already seen it. They pointed to the empty looms, for they were quite sure that everyone could see the cloth. “This is terrible!” thought the Emperor. “Am I so stupid? Could it be that I’m not fit to be Emperor?”

Noting could make the Emperor admit that he could not see the cloth. “It’s the most beautiful cloth I’ve ever laid my eyes on!” he exclaimed.

All his trusted officials quickly nodded their heads. “Gorgeous! Lovely! Superb!” they all said.

The Emperor gave the swindlers medals of high honor. He gave them titles, too. Each would be called Sir Weaver.

Then the Emperor ordered the weavers to make new clothes out of the cloth. He wanted to wear them at a royal procession scheduled for the end of the week.

The weavers worked all through the night, burning more than sixteen candles, so the whole city would know how hard they were trying to get the cloth ready.

They made a great show of taking the cloth off the looms. They cut at the air with huge pairs of scissors. They sewed the cloth that wasn’t there with thread that wasn’t there. At last they announced that the Emperor’s clothes were finished.

The Emperor and his highest nobles went to collect the new clothes. And as the weavers held out their empty hands, the nobles all cried. “O-b-b-b” and, “A-b-b-b!”

“Here are the trousers, Your Highness,” said the weavers. “And here is the shirt, the vest and the robe. The train is so light you will feel as if you have nothing on. That is the beauty of this cloth.”

The Emperor quickly took off his clothes and the swindlers pretended to fit the new ones. They pulled threads here and stuck pins there. And as they pretended to put on each piece, the Emperor admired himself in the mirror. “My what a marvelous fit,” he said.

“What rare colors! What magnificent designs!” cried all the highest nobles. Finally the Emperor turned around once more in front of the mirror. “I’m ready for the procession!” he cried.

The two clever swindlers had a good laugh as they got ready to leave the city. The nobles who were to carry the train were clutching the air. Neither dared to admit that he couldn’t see the Emperor’s clothes.

And so the Emperor walked through the city under a magnificent canopy. and all the people cried, “Oh!’ and, “Ah!” “The Emperor’s new clothes are splendid!”

Not one person was willing to say that he was stupid or unfit for his job. Each pretended the Emperor’s clothes were a great success.

“But he doesn’t have anything on!” cried one little child in the crowd.

“Just listen to the voice of the innocent!” said the father, trying to hush his child.

Whispers began to buzz about: “A child says the Emperor has nothing on.” “Yes” cried all the people at last. “He doesn’t have anything on!”

The Emperor’s heart almost stop beating. He new the child was right. But he thought, “The procession must go on.” So he stood a little straighter, and walked a little faster. And the nobles hurried to keep up with him, carrying a train that wasn’t even there. (source:”The Emperor’s New Clothes”-Hans Christian Anderson)

It’s our nature to imagine something that we are not. Determined to convince our selves that it isn’t so, even though it is. And who, do you think is most like Anderson’s Emperor? None other than most churches in modern day America. Which explains the following, “For what happens to the sons of man also happens to animals; one thing befalls them, as one dies, so dies the other. Surely, they all have one breath; man has no advantage over animals, for all is vanity. All go to one place. All are from the dust. Who knows the spirit of the sons of men, which goes upward, and the spirit of the animal which goes down to the earth? So I perceived that nothing is better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his heritage. For who can bring him to see what will happen after him?” Ecclesiastes 3:19-22.

Certainly; all on this earth, all is vanity. And it’s better that humanity should rejoice in their own works; absent deceit, for that is his portion. For who shall be after him, asked Solomon? They call that social evolution by exiting this world in better shape than the way one entered it. Because what shall follow, if this world evolves as swindlers. And others needing to be shamed, before the truth is admitted. Hopefully; you have noticed that America is becoming a land of swindlers, with the Emperor hoping not to be shamed by Christendom.

The answer comes from Jeremiah. “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. As a partridge that broods but does not hatch, so he who gets riches, but not by right; it will leave him in the midst of his days, and at his end he will be a fool,” Jeremiah 17:9-11.

Now we know that God will empty that palace called America. But that still leaves a vacuum for the return of more swindlers. With one of them emerging as the nations Emperor. Unless Christendom gets its act together and becomes the salt that flavors the land. By reclaiming that city on a hill shinning with the brightness of Jesus Christ.

The 20 20 of Hindsight

In a few short days some of histories most profound tales have been discussed. To what avail one wonders because human nature seems more inclined to travail in their losses than from preventing them from occurring. Yes indeed! It’s seems easier to learn from history once it has occurred giving credence to that ancient adage, Hindsight is better than foresight.

But it isn’t so for Christendom because foresight is ours to own. Allowing Christendom to avoid the painful travails of hindsight. Therefore, for those who have, and those who haven’t, reread or read them but do more than read, study them. And help America that gifted flighted eagle that broke loose from a winged lion of Daniel chapter seven. With the bald eagle being the official symbol of the United States that would replace that winged lion symbolic of the once invincible British Empire. And with this bird making its flight across the ocean. And given the feet of a man, and made to stand up. With this magnificent bird given the heart of a man, Daniel 7:4.

Having no choice the people of the United States are prophetically that man with a heart. Our forefathers tagged him Uncle Sam. With God Almighty directing him to be benevolent, as the most powerful of birds. But unable to do so, without the heart of a man. But the strength of this eagle with its powerful wings, and capturing feet of prey. Destined him to be the salt of the earth and light of the world. Able to destroy God’s enemies, who deny her the salting of the earth with her ability to see the lighted way at home and abroad.

Here is some foresight absent any hindsight. The United States like her predecessor Great Britain will fail in its destined responsibilities to God. Because we have these words, “I watched till thrones were put in place, and the ancient of Days was seated; His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. His throne was a fiery flame, its wheels a burning fire; a fiery stream issued and came forth before Him. A thousand thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The court was seated, and the books were opened. I watched then because of the sound of the pompous words which the horn was speaking; I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame. As for the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time,” Daniel 7:9-12. Scary stuff still to invade planet earth. Whose side will you be on?

Followed with this astounding declaration, “I know your works, that you are neither cold or hot; I wish that you were either cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth,” Revelation 3:15-16. A dreadful experience for millions of Sunday do-gooders.

This must have been overwhelming for the elderly exiled, Apostle John, who no doubt was a close friend of John the Baptist, who was beheaded, Matthew 14:1-12, for saying, “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” Matthew 3:2, and declaring, “It’s not lawful for you to have her, Matthew 14:4. A message King Herod didn’t want to hear and neither do today’s kingdoms. And perhaps recalling the stoning death of Steven for his condemnation of the state, Acts 6:1-8:1. Wondering what had happened to all those rocks Jesus had founded, Matthew 16:18.

So what are we to do in light of all this, including the history of our own time? Clearly demonstrating a defeated church? Role over and play dead? OF COURSE NOT! Although many have chosen to play church as an alternative to playing dead and that’s why Christendom doesn’t work.

Did you catch that message in Daniel 7:10, A thousand upon thousands ministered to Him. While ten thousands times ten thousands stood before Him. The naysayers greatly out number us. But the judgment was set, and the books opened. Add your name to the book and be among the thousands upon thousands who will minister to the Ancient of days. Wearing a white garment as He sat on His throne. A throne like a fiery flame with wheels as burning flames. The command still exist, pick up the cross and follow me. With the cross being the symbol for suffering. Because, “When he had called the people to Himself with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up the cross and follow Me,” Mark 8:34. This will be part of the scene of Daniel 7:10. “And behold, I am come quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to their work,” Revelation 22:12.

So the aforementioned, ‘OF COURSE NOT,’ means tank up fight, for Christ and resist the ways of the American government in honor of our fallen saints, who did the same against their governments. It’s modern day Christendoms lost lesson. Why? Because life is to good through out American Christendom, but that’s changing. Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing. Do you not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked, ” Revelation 3:17. If yo haven’t noticed, it’s a slow creeping phenomena. Concluding, They that have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches, Revelation 3:22. Remember that recent discussion about the ROCK? That ROCK is you and me, we are His church. Hear then what the Spirit is saying to you and act upon it.

England a toppled empire how it happened

They say all good things come to an end. And so it was to be for a time in history tagged as the Victorian era. Led by Queen Victoria, a time of successful international conquests and coupled with scientific and industrial advances at home. A period, when it seemed that whatever the United Kingdom wanted, it was theirs for the taking.

But that nearly ended during WW1, when their navy met its match on the high seas, as it encountered a stellar German navy. Desperately in need of gunpowder a Jewish chemist, Chaim Weizmann came to her rescue. With England than being instrumental granting Weizmann his wish which was a “national homeland for my people.” So the grand old lady issued the Balfour Declaration on, 02 November of 1917. Pledging England to help create a Jewish state in Palestine.

But when one plays with fire, one often gets burnt. Welcome to the British experience! The British didn’t want to get on the bad side of the Arab/Muslim world in the Palestinian region, so they hedged on their commitment to create a Jewish state there. Enough time had passed and the Nazi killing machine was in high gear. With Jews begging the British for permission to migrate to Palestine. But every attempt to do so found the British opposing them, until finally on, 14 May 1948, Israel became a independent nation state. Thirty one years after the issuing of the Balfour Declaration.

Great Britain is a prime example of the nothingness of a state that once boasted of its allegiance to a heritage given to us by God through Abraham and made everlasting through Jesus Christ. The chief cornerstone for lasting foundations.

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of the household of God. Having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief cornerstone. In whom the whole building being fitted together grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit,” Ephesians 2:19-22.

Great Britain turned its back on an opportunity God gave her to establish an Israeli state in 1917. Had Great Britain been more than nothingness in her Christendom, she would have expedited the Jewish migration to Palestine and would have used her formidable economic and military might to create an Israeli state. Irrespective of what the world community thought or wanted.

Because that’s what God wanted based upon His scriptural declarations of Jeremiah 30:3-4, which read, For behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, “That I will bring back from captivity My people Israel and Judah,” says the LORD. “And I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.” And God gave Great Britain Chaim Weizmann a chemist, who helped England win the war. Then becoming a legitimate reason to respond to his declaration. Great Britain hedged, God waited and three decades later the British acted. With Chaim Weizmann going on to world fame and Great Britain going on to world shame. And now being over run by Muslims, who are reducing England to a wasteland.

There are many lessons to be learned from this short series that started yesterday. But none more important than this one in respect to governments, but not excluding individuals. “I will bless those that bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed,” Genesis 12:3.

And to this day British Prime Ministers, are still seeking favor among Muslims, and England is paying dearly for such devotion.

If America were smart, she would look for a Chaim Weizmann, seeking aid against Israeli enemies. and her own which are one with Israelis. Because God uses mortals to convey His wishes, then verifying them prophetically. And then acting upon them expeditiously, and all will be well with America. If not, hello to your new masters, the devils servants, who think that there is another answer other than Jesus Christ.

Irrefutable Prophecy

Here’s a tale abounding with evidence, as to how decisions made can impact ones life. But reaches beyond individuals and impacts nations, even stretching itself to impact and frustrate the global community.

So from the chronicled pages of the worlds only completely reliable book comes the unbelievable proven believable. It goes like this, For lo, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will bring again the captivity of my people, Israel and Judah, saith the LORD; and I will cause them to return to the land of their fathers, and they shall possess it. These are the words that the LORD spoke concerning Israel and Judah,” Jeremiah 30:3-4. It occurred on, 14 May 1948, but it was announced, about 8 1/2 centuries in advance. That’s called irrefutable prophecy.

It alone should make people outside the family of Jesus Christ, renounce their personal debts (sins) against God and embrace Jesus as their personal Savior and only Redeemer. And then experience the following, therefore, if any person be in Christ, they become new creations; old things are passed away; BEHOLD, all things become new, 2 Corinthians 5:17. Not as simplistic, as it reads, but certainly noticeable. With it getting richer and more fulfilling as time passes. And, be sure to get yourself baptized because Jesus said do it. Jesus talking with a man issued these instructions, and informing us how baptism works. Jesus answered, “Verily, Verily, I say unto you, except a man be born of water and Spirit, he can not enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I say unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind blows where it will, and you hear the sound of it, but can’t tell from where it came, and where it goes; so is everyone born of the Spirit,” John 3:5-8.

Now the evidence from the aforementioned intro. Recall all that boring history most unwillingly endured in high school. Well little be known, as some say. Students were studying the fulfillment of promises that Ephraim (England) would become a ‘multitude of nations,’ Genesis 48:16. As the United Kingdom swelled to become her, ‘Commonwealth of Nations.’ Controlling 1/4 of the worlds land mass and 1/3 of its population. And bragged that the sun never set upon its empire. During that period, the British Empire was the worlds premier military power. Primarily through her supremacy on the high seas. That British experience was in itself was the fulfillment of a prophecy. One recorded in Genesis 48:19, by becoming a ‘multitude of nations.’

In the process England had colonized the barren and empty lands of Israel. Which was known at the time as Palestine which had been conquered by Joshua, and the land distributed to the tribes of Israel and Judah.

But the tragedy WW1 erupted engulfing the world in bloodshed. And the British naval guns were running short of gunpowder, and they needed a solution to the problem quickly. Sir Winston Churchill, then the First Lord of the Admiralty, contacted a Jewish chemist named Chaim Weizmann. Asking if he could help them find a solution. By producing 30,000 tons of synthetic acetone, so that the British could manufacture cordite gunpowder.

And chemist, Chaim Weizmann was able to do so, and he became a national hero by helping England win the war. When asked, what he wanted in return for his services? He replied, “a national homeland for my people.” Which resulted in the Balfour Declaration which was issued in November of 1917, to create what would become the newly reconstructed land of Israel … there was a bump in the road. (source material: “The Rise and Fall of Israel,” William L. Hull, with emphasis through out this writer)

That bump in the road toppled England, as the worlds premier economic and military power. And so jolly old England became the great fuck up of history. As it sought favor with another fuck up, the Arab/Muslim world. You’ve heard it said, ‘it runs in the family,’ must be so because the United States following suit. More about that with the next posting ~~~~ how this plays out could determine our future.

That world is always looking for hero’s to pave the way to victory or success. When the hero could well be you, me or our humble neighbor, like Chaim Weizmann. For now, I leave you with these thoughts.

“Ordinary people are capable of doing extraordinary things. That’s what its all about. They must count!” Studs Terkel, 1912-2008.

“Champions are built to overcome adversity,” Gen. G.S. Patton, 1885-1945.

“The world is not only moved by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but by the aggregate pushes by honest workers,” Helen Keller, 1880-1968. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

And most important for the Christ community, “Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the LORD of hosts,” Zechariah 4:6. And, “They that have an ear, let them hear what the Spirit is saying unto the churches,” Revelation 3:22. You are the church, and not those grand, and some not so grand structures that dot the landscape. Need proof, read the discussion dated, 17 December 2016, “Christendoms Future City A War Away.”

Fuck ups abound everywhere

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has been destroyed from within,” William Durant, author with his wife, Ariel. The Story of Civilization, in eleven volumes.

Jacob comforting his son, Joseph. “… he (Jacob’s grandson) also shall become a people, and he also shall be great …,” Genesis 48:19.

O! What a history that has evolved from the birth rights given to Manasseh the oldest of Jacob’s two grandsons. So here is a glorious, and magnificent but short sketch of history, all from a dream. But not just any history, not even from great thinkers like Will and Ariel Durant. But rather prophetic history provided by God Almighty, and chronicled by one his prophets. Who said, “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end,” saith the Lord, “Who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty,” Revelation 1:8. Just thinking about his statement, especially, ‘and who is yet to come.’ And then scrolling those words to be read, brought fear of the Almighty. Because his judgments are painful, as they are incremental. And, I fear national judgment upon individual Christians. Because American Christendom, was divinely intended to be the salt that added divine flavor. As American Christendom became a city to lighten the way for an aging world that ignored God. It was God showing mercy one more time to a world that ignored him. Fear, yes indeed! Because his mercy from history is not ever lasting. What God directs his prophets to chronicle can’t contain blunders or errors. Giving it reliability that grants dependability for history future as it unfolds.

American Christendom occurred and is occurring today because the Jews got on the bad side of their God. How did they stumble into his ending mercy? By refusing to acknowledge his edicts which were designed for their own good, Deuteronomy 28:15-20. Most scream, I can’t believe this God stuff without proof. Well those 6 verses are your proof. Followed by divine decree, God dispersed them to the four corners of the earth, Deuteronomy 28: 63-64. And the the prophetic promise of Ezekiel 37:21, And say unto them, “Thus saith the LORD God. BEHOLD! I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, to which they are gone, and well gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land. A prophecy fulfilled on, 14 May 1948, when Israel was once again returned to their land. But helped by their cousin, Ephraim, Great Britain, that he would become a ‘multitude of nations,’ Genesis 48:19-20. With Great Britain emerging on the world scene first with her ‘Commonwealth of Nations and later followed by the United States. But in that interim period, Israeli holy lands were occupied by Arab/Muslims. And thus a wild people, who are unable to get along with each, and who are at war with everyone, and with everyone being at war with them. Thus fulfilling another prophecy that will have no successful resolution, Genesis 16:12.

Then there is American Christendom, as we with Judaism are one through Abraham, Genesis 17:4. In the truest sense of the expression, we are family, cousins by genealogy. Divinely intended to be nations that showed the way for prosperity and salvation. Short of what Eden promised but better than what we have today. Stop your screaming for proof of that God stuff because you just got taste of that proof.

Indeed fuck ups abound everywhere, but so does God’s mercy. Israel fell from within proving William and Ariel as insightful thinkers. As did Ephraim’s Great Britain, my next discussion. Then concluding with Manasseh’s Christendom, America, still a formidable power but collapsing. Can she be spared the Israeli and British fate? Stay connected, and we’ll see.

Christendoms future city a war away

For devout Catholics, and Protestants the controversy over whether Peter was the first Pope will never cease. It’ll never end because the antagonists will never concede from their perspective positions. So why argue, a pointless positional proposition which is exactly what is not to follow. It is better to be a doer than a arguer. So here’s your scriptural foundation for Peter the rock. Indeed the lead person, for then and now, but no more important than you or me for this world changing body called the church. And if you don’t know which church is the true church of God, you are about to find out.

Here we go with the most significant conversation ever to take place before God and man because of its past, present and future implications. With Simon Peter answering and saying, “You are the Christ the Son of the living God.” Jesus answered, and said unto him, “Blessed are you Simon Bar-Jonia, for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I say also to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock (Christ) I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Do you know what that means? That you’ll discover, too. It’s so powerful that it’s pitiful that it’s not utilized today by the church. Then He charged, his disciples that they should tell no man that He was Jesus, the Christ, Matthew 16:16-20. Why the clandestine instructions of verse 20? Answer later.

Peter confirmed that Christ, himself, and including you and myself, are indeed that very impenetrable rock called the church. Do you get it? The church can’t be defeated? And, we are His church. Then why don’t we act like it? With Peter confirming, You also as living stones are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God through Jesus Christ, Therefore it is also it’s contained in the scriptures. BEHOLD! “I lay in Zion a chief cornerstone, elect, precious, and they who believe on Him will by no means, be put to shame,” 1 Peter 2:5-6.

Then Peter divides for us our two very distinguishable worlds. Unto you, therefore, who believe he is precious, but unto them who are disobedient, the stone (Christ) which the builders disallowed, (religious and civil authorities, nothing has changed over the centuries, except they have learned how to silence the stone) the same is made the head of the corner. (Christ prevailed and so can Christendom, but not with out the Christ example of bodily suffering and sacrifice) And (Christ and Christendom) a stumbling stone and a rock of offense, even to them who stumble at the word, being disobedient; where unto also they were appointed, (as we all were because all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23), 1 Peter 2:6-8.

In grand finale the rock Jesus spoke about are not any of those grand church structures that dot the landscape, but rather those who find the rock precious and their personal cornerstone. With concluding proof, for other foundations can no person lay than that which is laid which is Jesus Christ. Know you not that you are the temple of God, (his rock, his church) and that the Spirit of God dwells in you, 1 Corinthians 3:11,16.

Answering, why the clandestine instructions of Matthew 16:20. Because they’ll cut your head of if you practice the Christianity of Christ, note John 14:4, John said unto Herod, “It’s not lawful for you to have her,” for more details, read verses 1-13. John’s condemnation is one way to honor Christ, who said, “Do not think that I came to bring peace. I did not come to bring peace but a sword,” Matthew 10:34. So Jesus decided to send His disciples out to fight against evil in pairs of two, Mark 6:7. Telling them to prepare for their destruction, if their message was rejected. Comparing the cities destruction to Sodom and Gomorrah, verse 11. Not familiar with the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah, read Genesis 18:20, and intervening verses, if curious, as to why skip to Genesis 19:24-29. In pairs of two and even three, Jesus said, “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there I am there in the midst of them,” Matthew 18:20. Clandestine Christ movements are more secretive in the destruction of God’s enemies. It’s a difficult journey with few and fewer taking the journey. So today we have a vanishing church. Where it is recorded, “The Amen says, … I’ll vomit you out of My mouth,” Revelation 3:14,16. And with it a vanishing America because America was destined, if you know your scriptures beyond the following to be God’s voice to a confused and lost world, Genesis 17:4, Genesis 48:19 and in Americas hay day of greatness, Genesis 49:22-26.

God’s speed to the climatic celebration of the city of Zion, Revelation 21:1-27. The faithful of Christendoms world to come, be part of it. Read those 27 verses prayerfully and in a slow meditative manner.

Angelic Encounters a Message

Sometime in the future, archaeologists digging through the rubble of what use to be the United States discovered a curious document. In that document they discovered a novel concept for Christendom.

These space travelers traveled to our galaxy from a very distant place. They were a species where everything evolved around 66 books. At any rate they came here as a result of an angelic encounter. It is said that there commander for this expedition was the Apostle John. Who shared this experience, “Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things. The he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and those who keep the words of this book, Worship God,”  Revelation 22:8-9.

John was about to seal the end of the aged church. Representing perhaps the greatest failure to earthlings. But the angel said to John, “Do not seal the the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand,” verse 10.

With the angel categorizing earthlings behavior as follows, “He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy let him be holy still,” verse 11.

With this grand finale occurring, “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to their work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the End, the First and the Last,” verses 12-13.

Setting the record straight

Or as Isaiah said, get ready for, “The voice of him that cries in the wilderness. Prepare you the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for our God,” Isaiah 40:3.

With John divinely chosen, echoing, “For this he who was spoken of by the prophet, Isaiah, saying, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness. Prepare you the way of the Lord, make His paths straight,'” Matthew 3:3,

Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. When He had been baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened to Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like dove, and alighting upon him. And suddenly a voice from heaven saying, “This is My beloved  Son, in whom I am well pleased,” Mathew 3:13,16-17.

With John declaring His purpose, “His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire,” Matthew 3:12. With this responsibility being passed unto Christendom. And I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and tribe, tongue and people.” Saying with a loud voice, “Fear God, and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven, and earth, the sea, and the springs of water,” Revelation 14:6-7.

There you have God’s game plan for humanity. In America it had its beginning as follows. There is little doubt that the people who fled Europe, and founded what would become the United States, did so with the aforementioned as a priority. The Mayflower Compact supports such a notion. It reads, “In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith. Having undertaken for the Glory of God and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one another, a covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by virtue hereof to enact constitute, and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony; unto which we promise subscribe our names at Cap Cod the eleventh of November, in the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth and Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domine, 1620.” (Anno Domine, year of our Lord)

With the Mayflower Compact established a precedent for the other colonies, as they established their own governments. By the time that the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, the thirteen original colonies had some form of a Christian state sanctioned religion. As a people of these United States, we are fortunate to own, Article One, of our Bill of Rights which separates religion from the state. To this day, we as a people are still engaged in keeping religion out of government and our lives. Free to worship God, or not to do so, but duty bound as Christians to make sure America legislates Christendoms, Judea-Christian legacy.

Christendom hasn’t done that, but so as not to repeat myself, as to why, it might be helpful to read several of the previous discussions. Spiritually America is a diseased nation which is dying at its foundation. It appears that it’s never to late to repair that foundation. Because we have these words, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous, therefore, and repent,” Revelation 3:19. But there comes a time, when God has had enough and can’t be found. “But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against the people, till there was no remedy,” 2 Chronicles 36:16. So Christendom, wake up, and return America to the origins of its Mayflower Compact.

Death 2 America

“It’s so difficult to draw a clear line of separation between the abuse and the wholesome use of the press, that as yet we have found it better to trust the public judgment rather than the magistrate, with the discrimination between truth and falsehood. And hitherto the public judgment has performed that office with wonderful correctness.” Thomas Jefferson, 1803.

Yes indeed! With ample judgments from both the conservatives, independents and liberals. But the best chronicler of truth and falsehoods rest with those who penned God’s holy word. It’s unfortunate that so many fail to appreciate, let alone understand those sacred chronicled words.

Therefore, here’s a jewel that can be used to judge truth and falsehoods. Think in terms of how well some live on so little while others live so poorly on so much. It aptly applies to nation states. In particular the United States, who broke away from the worlds greatest power. A nation with the worlds most formidable navy, who owned the high seas. Yet those travelers crossed the Atlantic and managed to get help from other foreign powers. And look what she became, a city on a hill whose light beamed brilliance to a darkened world. A reminder of what an old truth an ancient chronicler penned, “… Not by might, nor by power, but by Spirit saith the LORD of hosts,” Zechariah 4:6. And more recently, but still a long time ago, the greatest of all chroniclers of truth and falsehoods. Who said, “You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth bad fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that brings not good fruit is hewed down and cast into the fire. Wherefore, by their fruits you shall know them,” Matthew 7:16-20.

To many false chroniclers, within and outside of government today. Thus America is a tree bearing corrupt fruit and is in the process of being hewed down. With God’s fires consuming her majesty and returning her to ashes.

American Foreign Policy

When the jack rabbits addressed a public meeting and claimed that all should have fair shares, the lions answered, “A good speech, Hairy Feet, but it lacks claws and teeth such as we have.” (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Negotiating From Weakness”)

How the table is turned leaving none to fear the fierceness of the American lion. Despite it arsenals of claws and teeth. “Then was the secret revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of Heaven. Blessed be the name of God forever, and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings, and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who know understanding. He reveals the deep and secret and things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him,” Daniel 2:21-22.

America has forgotten two lessons long practiced by its people and its government. Which is the people, and its government owe its prosperity and military might to God almighty. And have silenced their praise to the one who made it all possible. America has no future unless it can relearn this angelic lesson. So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, “What are these my lord?” Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, “Do you not know what these are?” And I said, “No my lord.” So he answered and said to me, “This is the word of the LORD …. saying, not by might (claws) or power (teeth), but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts,” Zechariah 4:4-6.

If you haven’t noticed there are numerous hairy footed creatures emerging and posing a serious threat to the nations prosperity and might. To escape their destruction, as a nation, Americans must return to the source that made the nation the envy of the world. Which was an awareness that indeed, nothing was accomplished by might or power, but by the Spirit of God Almighty. Then to bring that awareness, as did Daniel in praise and worship.

Beginning of Sorrows

Now the close friends of Jesus were a curious bunch. And sometimes a contemptuous lot, among themselves. Few in history were afforded such unique experiences as that group. To the extent that one of the wrote, “And there are also many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written, Amen, John 21:25.

With those kinds of experiences they looked for opportune time to quiz this most unusual man. They found it when Jesus was taking a break at the Mount of Olives. Privately they asked, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of your coming, and the end of the age,” Matthew 24:3. Jesus unloaded on them with tons of information. But info more for us then them. For now, here is one, “And you shall here of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet,” verse six. Think in this dimension because every act against God is a ‘rumor of war.’ In time God will respond and it will be war.

These wars and rumors of wars are in themselves shape shifting events. Taking upon themselves a life much different than perceived. Here are a few of them that might not appear to be wars of conventional perception. But they are a prelude to the yet to come more devastating wars.

So here we go, “wars and rumors of wars,” devastating in themselves because they have a destructive kill not anticipated. Like the legitimizing of gay lifestyles. Maybe highlighted by the return to Harvard University of the ROTC which has been absent for four decades because of God’s stigma upon homosexuality.

If you know your scriptures, then you know that a trio of nations have dominated the world. Israel in the ancient and modern world. Whose seed gave birth to the British Commonwealth of nations and the United States. Supported by these scriptures, Genesis 17:4-8 and Genesis 48:19, “… he (Manasseh) U.S. shall become a people, and he also shall become great; but truly his younger brother (Ephraim) shall be greater than he, and his descendants shall become a multitude of nations.”

For centuries, the world has despised and hated those nations. But their strength to survive was of a supernatural origin. With Jacob announcing that Joseph the guardian of the British Commonwealth of nations and the United States and Israel would be his benefactors. We have this record, “Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well, whose branches run over the wall. The archers have harassed him and shot at him, and hated him. But his bow abode in strength  and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob from there is is the shepherd the stone of Israel,” Genesis 49:22-24. There you have the Israeli, British and America connection. With God allowing Moses to declare, Jesus the Shepherd the stone of Israel bringing the three together, as one. Despite individual and state denials form the people of all three states. Still God protected us within those states with abundant prosperity and military strength.

Homosexuality is a weapon of warfare against God! And every time homosexuality advances against God’s laws, it represents a rumor of war because God will answer that attack with great vengeance. Whether people or nations like it or not, according to God, homosexuality is a curse, Leviticus 18:23. In Leviticus 20:13 the penalty is specific, it’s death. In the time of Moses that was the lawful penalty, like it or not. And maybe it should be the law today, but it isn’t. Again for those who know the scriptures, a duality often exist. Though the state doesn’t see homosexuality worthy of death, God does. So he had his Apostle Paul record it in his Pauline epistle to the Romans. Where he wrote, “Wherefore God gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves. Who know the judgment of God, that they who commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, BUT HAVE PLEASURE IN THEM THAT DO THEM,” Romans 1:24 & 32. In caps, individual and state approval of homosexuality.

How might God bring death of His vengeance upon an individual or nation today for such disobedience. As many ways, as there are stars in the sky. Israel is surrounded by hostile empires exponentially her size by land mass and people. But for now they are helpless because of Genesis 49:22-24. With Great Britain having lost her favor with the mighty God of Jacob and exists only as a dot on the map. Without prosperity or military power and totally depended on her big brother (Manasseh) for survival. All God has to do is dry up the water of Genesis 49:22, or break the bow, verse 24. With Jesus the Shepherd and stone of survival ceasing to Shepherd Israel, Great Britain or the United Sates anymore.

Look at your world, if an American, your world, if an Israeli or your world, if British, and ask is the water at our wells drying up. Meaning everything associated with individual or national prosperity and military security. Well it is, and it’s because God is responding to a subtle war against one of his strongest edicts. Gay rights is a rumor of war against God and God in defense of Himself can also respond in a subtle way. And it’ll not be noticed by most and that will be the beginning of sorrows. And if you are like that old curious bunch of friends of Jesus, study Matthew 24. Discovering what Jesus might unload upon you, as a sign of His return, and for the end of the age.