Trickery and the meshed nets

A fowler [Satan] spread his nets and tied his tame pigeons [non-Christians] to them. Then he retired to a distance and waited for something to happen. In due course some wild pigeons [still outside the influence of Satan] came up and got entangled in the mesh.

When [Satan] the man hurried to the spot and began to lay hands on them, they reproached the tame birds for not giving warning, when they saw their kindred walking into a trap. “In our position,” the others replied, “It’s more important to avoid giving offense to our masters than to earn the gratitude of our kindred.” It’s the way the world works. It was put this way. “So Satan answered the Lord, and said, skin for skin! Yes all that a man has he will give for his life,” Job 2:4.

In the same way, Christians seem to think and behave as though they are not to be blamed, if in their anxiety to earn Uncle Sam’s  goodwill. And so by doing, they fail in their responsibilities to their Redeemer Jesus Christ. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“The law of Self Preservation”) But with the last paragraph, being modified by this writer and with emphasis added throughout the fable.
Apart from some exceptions, glory be to our God, perhaps that explains the deteriorating condition of the church found in chapters two and three of the book of Revelation. And if you read the previous discussion, the church is defined as individuals. And, not those empty sound boxes that dot the American landscape. God allowed John to record for us the saddening history of Christendoms through the ages. Where are we it that history? It’s not known, but apparently it will not get any worse than the following.

Starting with God’s declaration of authenticity and authority. “And to the angel of the church at Laodiceans write. These things says the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God. I know your works that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of my mouth. 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 and naked.”

Despite finding his churches in what can best be described as being in a  serious state of apostasy. His churches (individuals) all is not lost. Because he offers us an opportunity to make things right. Saying therefore, “I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich;  and white garments that you be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve that you may see.”

Though given the opportunity to make things right. It comes at a cost but also with how to make things right. With God declaring, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with me.”

Having made things right means to imitate Isaiah 40:3-5 which I’ll paraphrase. Prepare the way of the LORD. Make the wastelands livable.  By making sure it’s thorough when completed. Then the reward, “To him that overcomes, I will grant him to sit with me on my throne, as I also overcame and am sat down with my father on his throne.”

Followed by the destinies most important declarative sentence. “He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches,” Revelation 3:14-22.

Steel concrete wood and glass palaces

With a degree of disrespect, as the title is in reference to the millions of houses of worship that dot the nations landscape. With people, who will fill those houses for varied and sundry reasons. But with most, being nothing more than useless sound boxes.

Growing numbers of people, who as committed and trusted believers of Christ, have choose to worship from the confines of their homes. Mainly because they want meaningful Christendom and not the nothingness from the boxes they left behind. That proclaim hollow sounds that are often contrary to what our scriptures teach. To God be the glory, and may the empowerment of the Holy Spirit empower you. Because you maybe the nations last hope, for an America that recognizes Jesus Christ, as the nations source of prosperity and strength.

May this be your experience as you worship our risen Lord Jesus Christ, not just on Sunday but everyday. “And I will pour upon the the house of David, (our ancestral heritage to Christ and his Church) and upon the house of Jerusalem, (believing Jews) the Spirit of grace and supplication, Zechariah 12:12a. To know the depths of GRACE and SUPPLICATION, truly requires the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Part B, is how we as believers, should show our contriteness, as did Mary Magdalene in Matthew 26:10-13 and John 12:3. And act of humbleness, done in anticipation of his burial. For her contriteness, Christ ordered that tribute be offered to her wherever the gospel is preached, Matthew 26:13, may it so be, merciful Lord through the thoughts, deeds and actions of your believers wherever they are found. Ten B of Zachariah chapter twelve, demands that we look upon Jesus whom all of us have pierced. Mourning for him, as one mourns for their only son. In so doing, we like Mary Magdalene, in contriteness have offered our own alabaster box of very precious ointment, Mathew 26:7,10,12 and 13.

In so doing, through our mourning of his sacrifice for us, these words should echo to the depths of our souls. “And shall be bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn,” Zechariah 12:10c.

Bitterness for our loss calls for action. By his body of believers, who use their personal residence as a place of worship. Because it’s not the house that is the church, but the people. As recorded in 1 Corinthians 6:19, “What? Know you not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, and you are not your own? We do this by preaching the gospel and making ready the way of the LORD. Note yesterdays discussion. It needs to be studied and acted upon. To read it, all you have to do is click the calendar date, 09 January 17.

This is how to move from the sound boxes of nothingness by making Christendom work, assuming that you read the previous discussion. “For you were bought with a price; therefore, glorify God in your body and your spirit which are God’s,” 1 Corinthians 6:20. Allowing each church to find a target for destruction and renewal. As you reach back into ancient history, by putting into play what Isaiah prophesied. Which was, “The voice of him that cries in the wilderness. Prepare the way of the LORD, make straight in the desert a highway for the our God. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain. And the glory of the LORD  shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoke it,” Isaiah 40:3-5.

And after Isaiah, came many acting as that voice. Finally reaching a guy named John, who added his voice. A visionary for Jesus, who said, “There comes one after me, who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose,” Mark 1:7.

Came the following, “Now when John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God. And saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel,” Mark 1:14-15.

And now it’s our turn to move far from those sound boxes of uselessness into the arena of everything. Declaring the message of Isaiah and Jesus. With the humbleness of John, and with the same fearlessness, even if it means prison.

Multiple arsenals of daily bread

In the previous discussion Jesus taught saying when you pray say, Our Father in heaven, “holy you are,” Followed by, “Your kingdom come,” “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Each Christ phrase was followed by a short commentary. Which brings our attention back to the phrase, “Give us our daily bread,” Matthew 6:9-11.

Here is yet several analogies concerning the provisions by God for “our daily bread,” Matthew 6:11. Jesus drew the following analogy. Not once, but twice drawing the following similarities.”Look at the birds of the air, they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” See Matthew 6:26. Then in verse 32b, Jesus applies his analogy to us by showing humanities helplessness and God’s faithfulness. “For your heavenly Father knows that you have need all these things.”

For those who pray, and are puzzled by God’s silence. The reasons our multiple. Jesus Christ is not Santa, or the Easter Bunny as fancied by many. Jesus is our Commander, if you please, of a fighting force. Who has instructed Christians to fight apostate religions whether it is Christianity, or some other religion. Including the various components of our secular society. To be a Christ follower is not a dress up affair in fine clothing. Then flocking to wood and concrete mansions to play, ‘Onward Christian Soldiers.’ Rather to be a Christ follower means to get into the trenches. Getting dirty, and sometimes bloody through the execution of his directives. Chief among them is our responsibility to prepare the way for his return. For the Kingdom of God is at hand for those who lay the corner stones. Your Kingdom come! Matthew 6:10.

Does the following seem like an easy task in bringing about his kingdom? “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. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD has spoken it,” Isaiah 40:3-5. Part of that prophesy was fulfilled by the ministry of John the Baptist. For he prepared the way of the Lord, and was arrested for his pronouncements and behavior.

Then Jesus came from Galilee, preaching the gospel of the Kingdom of God (second phase of Isaiah 40:3-5). Saying, the time is fulfilled (John fulfilled his mission) and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe the gospel, Mark 1:14-15. And with the time remaining (because the Kingdom of God is at hand with its third phase). We are to continue the task laid out in Isaiah 40:3-5. By continuing John’s ministry, and echoing an awareness of what Jesus said, “the Kingdom of God is at hand.” Exhorting people to repent and believe the gospel. The next phase will occur when Jesus comes to establish his kingdom.

Another aspect of “give us our daily Bread?” Is representative of our responsibility to provide for humanity through the execution of our Christ mission. And it is how those national, and international petitions mentioned in the previous discussion find resolution. It also represents the prerequisite mentioned in the last discussion too. Matthew six contains many rich nuggets as prerequisites for an abundantly filled bread basket. Like making sure our treasure will not be corrupted. For in the end, we all get what we want most see Matthew 6:19-24.

Our “daily bread,” nourishment for our personal needs which are also provided for in accordance with the notion of God providing for the birds who nether sow or reap. Then declaring that humanity is superior, and therefore, ‘daily bread’ will be adequate, vs. 26. Because God knows our needs for those provisions, vs.32. We should not expect the bread basket to be filled with goodies to satisfy our appetite. But rather our bread basket will be filled in accordance to the judgment of our Father who is in heaven.

Matthew chapter six provides the Christ follower with the spiritual weaponry for conquests perhaps yet unknown. One should not think certain phrases has any thing to do with violence. Sometimes just relieving human suffering can feel like armed warfare. Those engaged in such pursuits rally behind God’s truths as our armor. There we will find our daily bread, too.

Up for a challenge put these shoes on

In every way, Christ served as the perfect example, as to what His followers could expect. Alienation, mockery, rejection, and death. Under those circumstances, why would anyone want to participate in the cause of Christ? There is no simple, or single answer to that question. Each person who names them self, as a Christian, has a singular reason applicable to ones self.

But important to Jesus is that whatever the reason for serving his cause, he wanted his followers to know how to pray. After his death, a new covenant or relationship with his followers would be instituted by God the Father. Lots of things were about to change. Which remain in effect today, perhaps the most significant change to occur would be prayer.

The disciples knew Jesus practiced this unique phenomenon called prayer. They wanted the power of this prayer phenomenon. Jesus decided to allow his disciples taste that power. So Jesus had a discussion with his disciples about a withered fig tree. See Mark 11:20-21. It was illustrative about the power of prayer that they could exercise. He said to them. “For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, be removed and be cast into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” Mark 11:23-24.

That power passed unto the disciples, expired with his ascension to heaven some 40 days after his resurrection. It is not available to the followers of Christ today. But there is an exception, and it appears to be connected with the empowerment by the Holy Spirit.

A gift God guards judiciously lest it be abused. It can be observed through a careful study of The Acts of the Church, better recognized as the Book of Acts. I prefer the former because we can trace the early zeal of the church and compare it with today’s church. Clearly giving us an understanding of why the world is in such terrible shape. And just maybe a hint, as to why so many prayers are futile. It surely appears that praying is more about doing than asking. The asking then is minimized because God provides in accordance with our participating in his mission. Often measured by the expressions of this discussions first paragraph.

Concerning prayer, few things provoke more out rage from the people within the church than to suggest most prayers of give me and do for me fall upon the deaf ears of God. It is an easy truth to test. For example, consider any of our troubling world issues. Like Islam’s global war against humanity. Fueled with greater intensity by ISIS.

Ask Jesus for a mountain size miracle. With the ISIS leadership announcing their denouncing  of Islam and their acceptance of the Christ of Christianity. Islam changed the landscape of America and the world with a rag tag military force. They will continue to menace America, and will snuff out your church sooner than later. Because that is what Islam is really about. It’s a prayer worth praying but Jesus will not intervene, why? The clergy, and their parishioners have been praying those prayers for years. And the Lord Jesus Christ, remains silent. It will remain that way!

Many ask Jesus to bless America. It is absolute foolishness even to think that, Jesus, as the Son of God would bless America. God will not bless a people, or a nation that is in a state of spiritual apostasy. Whatever, America receives from God it is a result of his mercy and not his blessings. This beloved nation of ours was granted existence as a world power. To serve as an example of a people who existed to exemplify the values of Christ. Today, America is a nation that has lost its Christian way. Only God almighty knows what penalty, he will extract as justice for our national sins. When one reads about God’s judgments, they are promises and not just warnings.

Perhaps making it personal might help. Experiencing some long standing problem. Ask Jesus, in accordance with John 14:14 to honor his promise. “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” It will not happen! Even if, the petitioners are as perfect before Jesus, as humanly possible.

Does that mean that there is no hope when we pray? Absolutely Not! It is a matter of how we pray. We must pray the prayer Jesus taught.

Jesus taught, when you pray, say, “Our Father in heaven, holy you are,” Matthew 6:9. We are to recognize his purity and perfections as creator and sustaining force of his creation. Nothing occurs without his permission. Not the rising or the setting of the sun. One of my favorite verses is Psalms 24:1, “The earth is the LORD’S and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.” In just a few words, we have the essences of his sacredness. The complete complexity and beauty of his creation. Most certainly worthy of his creations constant praise.

Matthew 6:10, reveals the following, “Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.”

For the followers of Christ, today those are words of expectation. Because Christ taught, that he will once again at some unknown time intervene in the affairs of humanity. Eventually establishing his kingdom on earth. Diligent followers of Christ know that troubling times face humanity. Jesus said, those days will be the most horrific in the history of humanity, Matthew 24:21-22. But in the meantime, each Christ follower must in their own way prepare the way of the Lord. As an integral part of God’s will on this earth.

And your will be done on earth, just like it is in heaven, vs.10. Which also suggests that some, who name his name as their own may be unaware of his plan for earth, designed in heaven; learn it! while time remains. And remember that Revelation 22:12 is not a threat, it is a promise. “And behold, I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give to every person, according to their work.”

God is mercy full, always wanting to provide for his people. But prerequisites existed, which were laid out for us in verses nine and ten. Not enough can be said about the need to understand and master the contents of those verses.

Christ then moves on giving us permission to seek our daily bread. in Matthew 6:11. Which implies that our personal needs and troubles, along with our international concerns discussed above will receive his divine attention. Should that occur it is a result of God’s provision as our “daily bread.” The phrase, our “daily bread” is an all encompassing expression. Covering needs and personal desires from A-Z for each of his followers. But that does not mean, what we want we will get. Not getting, is a silent cause for doubting the promises of Christ. Resulting in some turning away from Christ. To the dreadful, and sinful life styles, they put behind for a life with Christ.

This is what must be understood when we pray. God answers our prayers in accordance with his judgments. He instructed us not to use vain repetitious thinking that me might be heard. Because it shows a spiritual ineptness, and mimics the prayers those outside of his saving grace, Matthew 6:7. Christ admonishes us not to be like them, but to understand that our Father knows what we need even before we ask, verse eight. And has done so from time immemorial, but not always to our taste. So for some, God gets the blame and not the petitioner.

Matthew 6:12-13, requires our constant attention when we pray. In a very real sense, it is our spiritual barometer. “And for give us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen.”

In five verses we have the complete outline of instructions on how to pray. But absent from the prayer Jesus taught are the hidden clues riddled through out scriptures. Which I suspect was done purposefully, with the Masters hope that his followers would find them. Moving on to greater understanding of ones spirituality.

Jesus seeking Magdalenes and rebel rousers for Christ

On the last Thursday, before he was murdered, Mary Magdalene anointed Jesus with a very expensive herb. Drawing some rather sharp criticism from Judas. Which drew a sharp rebuke from Jesus. Issuing a new commandment instructing followers that where ever the gospel is shared tribute should be given to her.

Why? Because God was about to end one covenant with humanity, and begin a new covenant. During his earthly ministry, Jesus was accustomed to having people always wanting something done for them. Now, comes Mary, and does not ask anything for herself. Instead she anoints the head of Jesus, Matthew 26:7 and his feet, John 12:3. This was an act of contriteness, respect, and worship. Jesus captured the moment to immortalize Mary. By saying, “Verily I say unto you, wherever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world. It shall be told what this woman has done as a memorial of her,” Matthew 26:13.

Three simple words, but it is exactly what God expects from us today. Which this discussion will only touch upon, but one that much can be learned

Two ministerial functions were taking place. Jesus said, Mary performed a ceremonial rite in preparation for his death, Matthew 26:12. Then Jesus told his disciples that soon he would leave them. Mary’s act of contrition was to signal that his relationship with us would change. In his absences the prayer of petitioning Jesus would end.There would be no more miracles. His followers (you and me) our approach should also be one of contriteness. Meaning recognition of our sinful nature. Seeking redemption through Christ, as exemplified in John 1:12, “But as many as received him, to them gave he the power to become the children of God, even them that believe on his name.” Followed by worship verse 13-14, Who was born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we should behold his glory, as the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. Followed by service to humanity, as exemplified by John who bore witness of him … verses 15-18.

Note how John dealt with the religious and civil authorities sent to question him, John 1:19-23. This is the witness, or service of John, who are you? John replied not the Christ. Again asking, what are you and who are you? John answered, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness. Wilderness representing the vast nothingness of temporal society. Following the instructions of Isaiah who said make for the way of the Lord! Like John, the Christ followers primary duty from the wilderness is a duty to reject, turn away and over throw. Any religious or civil authorities, who do not recognize the authenticity of preparing the way of the Lord.

Knowing this would be a tough sell, Jesus said, that he would sometime in the future intervene in the affairs of humanity. During this interim period, humanity would be left to its own devices as to how to manage the planet. As everyone can see, collectively the planet is not being managed in a successful manner. Surely, it is not from the lack of people praying and asking God for miracles. Name your hot button! Maybe it is the end of America’s wars. Saving lives, and trillions for an economy desperate in need of money, or global warming. Could be a personal relationship, or some health issue. And, the list could go on for pages, with things pretty much remaining unchanged.

Today the duty is to stop asking and start doing. Prepare the way of the Lord because only Christ can provide the kind government people want. We start by resisting evil manifested through corrupt governments and fraudulent religions. Who combine their numbers to exert subjugating tactics that paralyze the people. To the extent that most can not act to obtain their own best interest. Making many people subservient to political and religious systems alien to their instincts. Find those instincts, shred them and liberation is yours.

Here is on of of those tactics for subservient submission. Prayer is often addressed by the clergy in around about manner. When people ask, or complain about the silence of God. The safe answer is it is not the will of God or some other flimsy answer. Which of course is, not very comforting to the parishioner. Today is a different time in which Christians are to stop asking and start doing.

What many do not understand, but most suspect, many churches are about the building of steel, wood and concrete castles that generate money, prestige, and power for the clergy. The church for the most part is not about the execution of the work of Christ. Because of this the church has given the world a kingdom without God. This is how Jesus describes the failure of the Church. Because you say you are rich, and increased in goods, and have need of nothing. Do you not know, wrote John, as heaven opened its gates and granted this observation, you are wretched, poor, blind, and naked, Revelation 3:17.

But according to verse nineteen, there is hope. We as a body of believers still have time to impact our world. Taking away its kingdom. By preparing the way for the return of Christ. “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous, therefore and repent,” Revelation 3:19.

As always the choice is ours, be silent and go with the flow, or determined mutiny is the answer. Which must occur, when one prepares for the way of the Lord.

The General

Concerning the general, I read that an idea was a greater monument than a cathedral. His cathedrals never got built. Because, his commitments were always side tracked. He was never allowed the time to see them through. (source-The Chancellor Manuscript-Robert Ludlum novel)

Whether we’re talking about the conquests of cathedral building by Napoleon, or to those of Hitler, right through to those of Obama. His cathedral building in Iraq Afghanistan, Syria and the Muslim world is nothing more than American cathedral building in the image of America. Done without respect to the interest of Iraqis, Afghans, Syrians or the American people, or any other people making up our global community. When Muslims go to war, they struggle to create Islamic cathedrals, patterned after the Qur’an. When the United States goes to war, it struggles to create cathedrals based upon capitalism, as its end game.

In the end, all such ideas fail because of a simple idea. An idea very foreign to the human appetite, which is, “But seek you, first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you,” Matthew 6:33. Until the nations of this world come to grips with that idea, which they will not during this age. Resulting in God looking upon these kingdoms as follows. “Behold the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and counted as small dust on the scales. Behold! He swallows up the coasts of nations as a very small thing,” Isaiah 40:15.

In the end, all cathedral building ends in futility because the cornerstone of cathedral building is found through Matthew 6:33. Failure to do so, when all is said, and done, is the reason for human toil and suffering.

What money can not buy

Ever have a night when sleep just will not come? We all do, I suspect, and for various reasons. Some because of nefarious reasons and some for reasons not nefarious at all.

“In the jungle he had rested, knowing that rest was as much of a weapon as a gun. The eyes and the mind much more lethal when alert then a dozen steel weapons strapped to his body.” (source:The Aquitaine Progression, a Robert Ludlum novel)

There is something very divine about the restoration of the body through rest or sleep. Elihu in the book of Job passed on this observation. “In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon man, while slumbering on their beds, then He opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,” Job 33:15-16. When all is right between man and his creator, he emerges, like the Ludlum character revitalized with mind and eyes focused on the task at hand. Able to function in a lethal way of alertness, as opposed to when tired. Having the capability as if he had acquired suddenly unknown assets or abilities. Maybe fitting the awareness of Ludlum’s character of comparing it to having a dozen steel weapons strapped to his body. How many times have you heard it said, ‘let me sleep on it?’ Clarity of purpose and strength often emerge from deep rest. A true gift from God which must be earned! Earned indeed in order to be experienced and enjoyed.

Repeatedly this often is heard, ‘O! what I would give for a good night of sleep.’ If sleep could be bottled and sold, it would make someone very rich. So, if sleep is a gift from God, its fair to ask, how is it obtained?

We are told the following in Psalms 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Being still is representative of a well recuperated body from deep rest. Because that is what it takes for the body of believers, His church, to overcome all the obstacles and resistance to the Christ message. Both in our personal lives and as we collectively oppose the trends throughout society to smoother the Christ influence. It is the intent of Jesus Christ that His followers work exalt Him among the heathen. And by doing so, He will be exalted through out the earth.

But that can’t occur until, we individually are able to experience the recuperative rest as a gift from God, through sleep. In that this is truly a gift from God, it must be earned. And it’s earned through Psalms 1:1-2, which reads, “Blessed is the person who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits  in the seat of the scornful. Meaning we must separate ourselves from the ways and influences of this world. It’s easy reading but putting it into practice is much more difficult. It’s called living the Godly life. And in doing so, every aspect of ones life takes on new dimensions. It is accomplished in the following manner, “But their delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night.” And that is how the gift of rest, or sleep, is experienced.

That recuperative sleep is carved by so many but denied. Denied because they have chosen the ways of ungodly living at the expense of the bounty’s of the well rested body. And is it any wonder that so many can’t sleep because they are pictured as such, “The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away,” Psalms 1:4. By contrast the godly, well rested, are pictured as a tree, “And they shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth fruit in its season; its leaf shall not wither; and whatsoever they do shall prosper, Psalms 1:3.

Far out pacing the well rested Ludlum character, who emerged from his rest more lethal than one caring a dozen weapons. Money will buy guns, but not the recuperative rest sought by millions. Only Christ centered living can accomplish that.

What it means 2 b a Christ enlistee

An old truth brought home. Through Christ, we are not of this world. Everything about this world is in opposition to the way Christ would have us live and act!

Therefore, its our duty to create a resistance to whatever it is that this world would foster upon us. Our scriptures portray this as a people armored for battle. And can be found in. Ephesians 6:11-17.

In verse eleven, we are told to put on the whole armor of God, that we might be able to stand against the wiles (strategies) of the devil. In our world every kingdom has someone at the helm directing its affairs. When all is said, and done, there are only two such worlds. One ruled by Satan, and every kingdom government and its people fall under his dominance. Who do not name Jesus Christ as their personal Redeemer and Savior. Why? Because there is no name under heaven given among us, whereby we can be saved. Said the coward Peter, who found new boldness from within because the most important piece of armor is worn from within. God’s very presences, His Spirit. (Scriptural Texts: Acts 4:7-8;12).

Even then Christendom has its hands full fighting of the strategies of the devil. Such an old fashioned idea for the 21 century. But nevertheless, as contemporary, as contemporary can get because as history progresses to its anthology of world events will prove its contemporaneousness.

Verse twelve puts it this way, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities (government authority), against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (meaning tragically not every religious institution that calls itself a church meets the Christ criteria for being a church). They are subtle by design and sometimes difficult to identify. Three quick markers, as identifiers. If they condone same sex marriages, and support abortions for the convenience of the parties. And proclaim, that all religions lead to God. They represent spiritual darkness in high places. What is so confusing to many is that these rulers of darkness (politicians) and (clergy) are people representing spiritual darkness in high places who work in conjunction almost as one. Like the United Nations and the Council of Churches.

Pay Attention! It’s why penalties will be levied against Christians for exercising their free speech in the name of Jesus. Maybe sooner than latter. Think about this. This padre overheard a group of teenage girls discussing religion. One of them said, “Jesus was not a real person.” Another student said, “True, and that’s why I’m reading the Qur’an.” Those girls happened to be a part of a very advanced academic course of study. Here’s what their academics require for success. School dismissal. Get home and go to bed. Sleep for 2-3 hours. Get up and eat dinner. Do homework until 2-3; sometimes 4 in the morning. Back at school by seven. Those girls will have influential careers maybe in various levels of government or banking. Perhaps as officers in our military. Do you think that they’ll be sympathize with the growing minority of Christians, who have a habit of exercising their free speech for Jesus? No! Remember Jesus said, “If they hated Me, they’ll hate you.” And, “They’ll drag you into their courts and persecute you.” (Scriptural texts:Matthew 10:21-22;John 15:18-21).

In opposition to that dominance is the world dominated by Jesus Christ. Christ sits at the helm of His kingdom the church (people, not stone castles). Through the institution of the church (people, empowered by the Holy Spirit). We surrender to His dominance, as warriors preparing for a time when Jesus Christ will be visible for all to see, as He will rule from Jerusalem. Then we should act and fight as such. Defending our Lord Jesus Christ, as our commanding officer. “Who is the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the WORD of GOD,” verse 17. Fighting the ‘just war’ to establish the church (people) at the forefront as America’s advisers. Working to defeat the principalities of darkness and the spiritual wickedness in high places.

According to verse thirteen, we are to put on the whole armor of God, so that we will be able to withstand their evil by doing all that is possible to defeat them. That is accomplished by engaging this ungodly alliance in the art of warfare.

And should a soldier fall in battle, a gallant warrior is never left behind. The cross makes the difference because should a gallant warrior of a different race or gender than ours fall. It doesn’t matter because the cross makes us one.

It’s what the other side wants and struggles to have through such state and religious doctrines as assimilation through cultural inclusiveness and speech in accordance with political correctness. Meaning include all and say nothing offensive to anyone. But they can’t have it, and will never completely have it, because we in Christ will deny them through war. Because they will never give up their darkness, for the light voluntarily. Centuries of history should have taught us that reality!!

You do this by knowing what the Christ criteria is for being a Christian which is the only identifier that qualifies the people to gather as a church. Verse fourteen puts it this way, Stand therefore, having your lions (whole self) girded (or prepared) with truth (from scriptures), and having the breastplate of righteousness (an impenetrable shield against the principalities of darkness (politicians) and (clergy) the spiritual rulers in high places.

We then discover that verse fifteen  addresses our feet. Signaling that the Christ warrior is prepared from head to foot in the preparation to offer the gospel in peace. The world outside of Christ is tired of all the misery and they want peace. But what, they seek is only found through the gospel. The reason the Christ soldier is at war is because the world around us rejects our gospel of peace.

“Change your self change your world,” motto for deliverance!! That’s what it means to be a Christ enlistee. The question is, is modern Christendom up to the task? As was John the Baptist, who was beheaded, or Stephen, who was stoned to death for scolding the authorities, or Paul, who had to flee from those authorities, in order to save his life. I think not! But what do you think? Because, I need to be proven wrong!!

Therefore every soldier has a shield. Ours is one of faith. Which gives the Christ soldier the ability to quench (destroy) the fiery darts of the wicked, Ephesians 6:16.

Christians need to engage themselves in the discovery of the many arts of warfare discovered through the aforementioned scriptures. Put America back on its forgotten path. Reestablish prosperity and power to America. And, may the God of peace grant you wisdom. Fulfilling the sacred inscription on our Liberty Bell. Which reads, “… and proclaim liberty through out all the land unto all the inhabitants,” Leviticus 25:10. Any politician or clergy, Christian or Muslim, who stands in the way must be destroyed. They have tanked America long enough. It’s time for the Christ soldier to tank them. And replace them with those, who understand the here and now, as well, as tomorrow.

Next: Creating a new world through you.

When the hoof hits the road things get moving

“It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice speaks of slaves and masters. And he intends to be the master,” Ayn Rand, 1905-1952.

And who is better than religious institutions at collecting sacrificial offerings? If you are a parishioner of one of those institutions, you are the one doing the serving. In a very real sense parishioner’s are expected to be subjugated to their masters, the hierarchy of those institutions.

That’s the way it must be, when these religious institutions are nothing more than extended voices of secular interest which many have become. In the end that’s all people are by definition, if they are just religious by institutional association. Giving, serving and surrendering to the asunder of secular causes created by the hierarchy of those religious institutions. In the end the hoof never hits the road and things never get moving. Just a bunch of mixed signals and heaps of confusion of nothingness.

But it doesn’t have to be that way, people can be apart of a vibrant Body of Believers, referenced to as the church. Here is part of what it takes for the hoof to hit the road where things get moved. Briefly, here is why religion has so much appeal. It goes back centuries to the book of Genesis, when God created life in three parts. “And the LORD GOD formed man out of the dust of the ground (part one), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life (part two), and man became a living soul (part three),” Genesis 2:7. Thereafter parts two and three repeat themselves miraculously as gifts from God, every time a child is born. That’s what makes women so special, and why Jesus said blessed is the fruit of your womb, Luke 1:42. And, that birth act will always stir humanity to have spiritual inclinations, for as long as God allows life to occur on this earth. Because it’s the God presences within every new born child. And that’s the starting point for the hoof hitting the road with things getting moved, the Christ way.

So to kind of wrap things up for this discussion, get away from any religious institution that does not believe what you just read about birthing. And any such institution that condones abortions for the convenience of the parties.

Finally, the miracles provided by God are never ending. Like what was said about giving, serving and surrendering, a spin of what Ayn Rand said. When you find a vibrant Body of Believes, housed in a structure we call a church. The Rand dogma will be reversed. The hierarchy (clergy) does the surrendering, serving and the giving. With you there helping in the surrendering, serving and the giving. Then the hoof will really hits the road and things will really get moving. And who knows what Christ miracles might occur. Even a spiritual revival sweeping America resulting the conversion of many to the one and only true God of Isaiah 43:11. Explained this way, “I, even I, am the LORD, and beside me there is no Savior.”

Need to start a vibrant church for Christ. Create one! Study the Acts of the church because the formula is there. Exemplified by Steven and the Apostle Paul.

When death calls gallantry responds

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, while imprisoned wrote this letter. “I am sure of God’s hand and guidance …. You must never doubt that I am thankful and glad to go the way which I am being led. My past life is abundantly full of God’s mercy, and, above all sin, stands the forgiving love of the Crucified.” (August 23, 1944 (source:Shepherd’s Notes by David R. Shepherd, Editor-in-Chief-Introduction-Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer-published in 1937)

It has been said, that to whom much is given, much is expected. Making this the twelfth in a series that has been a journey picturing an angry God. Determined to punish Judah, modern Israel, and the house of Israel, Great Britain and her Commonwealth of Nations, including the United States. Because much was given to them, but in return they didn’t do the expected in return. It’s the human story dating back to Adam and Eve. But all that is needed to understand the why, and how of God’s anger is contained in the first nine discussion. The following three might serve as a highway to appease an angry and very determined God. And why not, because He is a God of understanding and mercy. But based upon individual, and national repentance. (cp 2 Chronicles 7:14).

Along the way, God had decided to destroy his creation because of their sins. In those journeys God also had said that he took no pleasure in death because He preferred life and the healing of the land. (cp Ezekiel 18:33;2 Chronicles 7:14). So on one occasion, God found Noah, who found grace in the eyes of the LORD. Noah was a just man. And Noah walked with God. With God making a covenant with Noah and sparing his creation from determined extinction. (cp Genesis 6:8-9;18-20).

Now God is on that destructive path again. So the question was asked, is there a remedy? Which this writer answered with an affirmative, yes. Turning to the martyrdom of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by profiling his opposition to Nazism.

From those previous discussions it was learned that the Assyrians are the German speaking people of the world. Who in the end time will come to power again, as the revived ancient Roman Empire. And led by modern day Germany, and who will be instrumental in leading a ten state confederation in the conquering of Judah and the house of Israel. Of course, Germany has had those aspirations before.

So on one of those occasions, men like Dietrich Bonhoeffer stepped up and said, no. For Bonhoeffer, it wasn’t the German state that he was trying to save. But rather, it was the church that he was committed unto his death to saving. Realizing that by saving the church that it would at the same time save the German state.

And that should be the mission of church in America today, if the United States is to be spared from what now appears to be the inevitable.

Some interesting parallels between Bonhoeffer’s Germany and the United States will be examined. Which should serve as a call to action by the church. Because it’s impossible to determine how far the state will go to silence the church that opposes state policies. We already know Christians can be jailed for opposing state policies that are counter to God’s laws through behavioral action. But will America, ever imprison, and execute Christians for their speech and peaceful actions. Or if its decided, to topple a government by what ever means necessary.

Jesus said, yes, “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you. And you shall be hated of all nations for my names sake,” Matthew 24:9.

Time for the parallel’s: Bonhoeffer said, “That Germany under Hitler was a godless attempt to make history on man’s strength alone. Declaring that Hitler was placing all authority in a person instead of an office. He believed that this would grossly misled the nation, and make the Fuhrer its idol and god.” That was part of a radio broadcast by Bonhoeffer which was cut short in the middle of his message.

Hitler took control of the evangelical church by appointing a government official to monitor its activities. Those churches which caved in and complied with the governments views were left alone. The church became the mouth piece for the state. While reduced to nothingness, as an opposition force. Can the reader see any emerging parallels? (Ibid:with some interpretative commentary this writer for clarity purposes).

These last three postings have been presented as an eavesdropping conversation between Jesus and those called to be disciples. With this padre giving the passages from, Luke 9:57-62, some commentary. Designed to share some of what Christ expects from his followers, if America is to be spared from the promised catastrophe.

Well, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, provided some powerful insights into Luke 9:57-62. And what it means, to be a disciple for Jesus Christ. He doesn’t hold back any punches in telling us our responsibilities to Jesus. And of course, he earned the right to do so, by walking the talk to his own death for the cause of the church.

So here we go with some lessons from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. By answering the disciple, who said to Jesus, “Lord let me go and bury my father. Such situations are critical moments because disciples can’t allow themselves to become bound by the intricacies of the law. The law acts as a barrier between Jesus and the man he called, but the call of Jesus is stronger than any barrier. That is the ultimate moment because nothing however sacred can be permitted to come between Jesus and the person called. Not even the law itself. Even the law must be broken for the sake of Jesus. Not even the law must be allowed to be a barrier to discipleship.”

Still another called thought, “Following Christ means he must make the offer on his own initiative, as if it were a career he had mapped out for himself.” He saw discipleship, as the completion of certain tasks which would reduce discipleship to the level of human understanding. At this point discipleship is no longer discipleship but rather a self planned and induced program. But true discipleship can tolerate nothing which might come between Jesus and a followers obedience.

Bonhoeffer made this assertion also by advocating that if one is to follow Jesus. He or she must take certain steps. Step one separates the disciple from his or her previous existence. By taking him or her out of the old situation and places him or her into one where faith is possible.

The lingering question, are there any Noah’s or Bonhoeffer’s out there, that have found grace in the eyes of God. By being able to grasps and apply Bonhoeffer’s analogy of discipleship. Which according to Bonhoeffer is a spiritual experience and not an intellectual one. Providing the disciple with the necessary fortitude to save God’s America? And maybe the world, one more time.

Jesus truth to power

Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again. And called Jesus, “and said unto him, are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered him, “are you asking on your own account, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate answered, “am I a Jew? Your own nation, and the the chief priests delivered you unto me. What have you done?” Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, then my servants would have fought. So that I would not have been delivered to the Jews. But now is my kingdom not from here.” Pilate, therefore, said unto him. “Are you a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. To this end was I born. And for this cause came I into the world. that I should bear witness unto the truth. Everyone that is of the truth hears my voice,” John 18:33-37.

Note the phrase, Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world; if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now is my kingdom not from here, verse 36. And verse 37, “Everyone that is of the truth hears my voice.”

Jesus is our high priest and in Hebrews we read, For every high priest taken from among men is ordained for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins, Hebrews 5:1.

And no man takes this honor unto himself, but he that was called of God, as was Aaron, verse 4.

So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest, but he that said unto him, “You are my son, today have I begotten you,” verse 5.

Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard that he feared. Though he were a son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all of them that obey him. Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchizedek, verses 7-10.

Who was Melchizedek, here is the answer. For this Melchizedek king of Salem, priest of the most High High God, who met Abraham returning from the the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, Hebrews 7:1. Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually, verse three.

Melchizedek is problematic for many theologians. Because they don’t want to acknowledge that God incarnate in the personage of the Son. Blessed Abraham after he returned from slaughtering kings. Making their nonviolent Jesus, a person of violence which he is, when the circumstances are right. After all, Jesus will someday destroy the nations. (cf Daniel 2:21, Zephaniah 3:6, Haggai 2:22, Zechariah 2:8, 12:9 and Revelation 11:8).

In John 18:37, the circumstances were not right when he told Pilate why his servants would not fight to defend him. Because as we learned from Hebrews 5:1, Jesus as our high priest became the perfect sacrifice for our sins. And thus becoming the author of eternal salvation to all who obey him, verse nine.

And indeed Christ is also the author of peace for those Melchizedek’ who seek the blessings of the Father of this priestly order after returning from the slaughter. All believers are ‘living’ stones, a spiritual house, a holy priesthood. (cf 1 Peter 2:5). Because Jesus gave us this promise, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled or afraid,” John 14:27.

There is a companion posting to this titled, “Sons of Thunder,” posted 16 August 2014 which will add additional purpose to this discussion.

So as said, on the 8th, so said again. With Jesus crediting his Father for his own zealotry. And making it clear that he has passed on that zealotry to his church. America would be far more prosperous and secure, if the church had come any way close to living up to its commissions. Better late than never! It’s time to become the sons and daughters of thunder. And to communicate the truths of Jesus to power. Treating some vessels as pottery to be broken to pieces.

Sons of Thunder

Many see Jesus Christ as some romanticized beauty. Often pictured as being a fair skinned man, wearing clothes of silk of earth toned colors woven together with gold threads.

But the larger question is, what did Jesus really look like? That question can’t be answered because the oldest portrait of Christ dates from 375 AD. Making such portraits unreliable because the people of Jesus’ time had died by 375 AD.

So to get a reliable portrait of Jesus, we have one reliable source which is our scriptures. We are led to believe that there was nothing desirable in appearance, dress or mannerisms that was impressive enough to capture anyone’s attention. The portrait we get from our scriptures is chronicled for us by Isaiah. Who painted this picture, “He has no form or comeliness, and when we see him there is no beauty that we should desire him. He is despised, and rejected by men. A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were our esteem from him,” Isaiah 53:2b-3.

And probably in the sight of many, an accurate portrait of Jesus. Though not valued by most, to us, of his family. We highly esteem him, we value his courage, strength and self sacrifice for our redemption. So courageous, and strong was he that death could not conquer him. And he taught us that because he lives, we shall also live beyond the grave, John 14:19. And, that’s the portrait Christendom prefers to embrace and indeed it should.

But, it falls short of the portrait Jesus pictured of himself. This his self portrait, “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword,” Matthew 10:34.

Jesus is our high priest, Hebrews 5:4-5,10, whose priestly lineage dates back to those Old Testament priest, who were considered zealots. Namely the grandson of Aaron, Phinehas. Scripturally substantiated through Numbers 25;7-9 and in particularly, Numbers 25:10-11.

And interestingly, Jesus, in choosing the twelve disciples called two brothers John and James to whom He gave the name Boanerges, that is, “the sons of thunder,” Mark 3:17. The account of choosing other disciples Simon is referred to as a Zealot, Luke 6:15. Then in Acts 1:13, we find Simon again referenced to as the Zealot. Then we have Simon Peter Bar-Jonah, whom Jesus called blessed. And that the revelation was not because of his own insights, but rather from His Father who is in heaven. Then announcing that he was going to build his church upon Peter the rock, Matthew 16:15-19, as a son of thunder. All twelve were intended to be Sons of Thunder and Zealots. As exemplified by Peter, who responded as a true zealot, when he drew his sword and drew blood in defense of Jesus, John 18:10.

It’s also note worthy to see that Jesus chose John to baptize him. One who came clothed with camels hair, Matthew 3:4. Baptizing people after confessing their sins, verse 6. Then instructing them to bring forth fruits worthy of their repentance, verse 8. While John publicly called the authorities, a generation of vipers, verse 7. Denouncing publicly the infamous behaviors of King Herod, which cost him his head, Mark 6:18;27.

Who but a zealot revolutionary like Jesus knowing the circumstances of John’ murder. And when told, to flee the area because Herod would kill him. He sent the messenger to Herod saying tell that fox, behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected, Luke 13:31-32.

Jesus showed no respect for the political or religious authorities. While warning the people, who were prone to materialism to remember that it was impossible to serve God and at the same time be encumbered with the substances of this world that he called mammon, Matthew 6:24.

To emphasize the point Jesus suggested that it might be necessary to hate ones own family, including mother and father, Luke 14:26. Which of course would be the true test of a revolutionary zealot seeking to join his ranks as a disciple. Then, if up to such behaviors, it is necessary to bear ones own cross and follow the same trail of purpose. If one can’t then discipleship is impossible, verse 27.

The cross is symbolic of the price to be paid for being of the family zealots, as exemplified by Christ himself. Jesus died for our sins on the cross that we might have life eternal. The Christ disciples, as revolutionary zealots work, a work that must be designed to fight systems that would deny his message of repentance and salvation. Because it is appointed for all men to die, and then the judgment, Hebrews 9:27.

“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation,” Hebrews 9:28. In the meantime the church has this as its primary duty. Which is to rule the nations with rods of iron. Overcoming their vessels as pottery to be broken to pieces. Over coming them through the Masters example. Becoming a stared Christ souldier, if one is able to hear the Spirits message. (cf Revelation 2:27-29).

With Jesus crediting his Father for his own zealotry. And making it clear that he has passed on that zealotry to his church. America would be far more prosperous and secure, if the church had come any way close to living up to its commission. So the opportunity is ripe to turn some vessels of pottery into broken pieces. Better get going before time expires. It takes courage as exemplified from yesterdays discussion to be the sons, and daughters of thunder.

A hate 4 state pride 4 country

Nation states, including the United States by there very nature work against the purposeful intent of God for the world. Jesus lost his live because he wanted to reverse that process. And, so should modern day Christians. Perhaps being among those who loved not their lives unto death. Consequently, Christians are under no obligation to respect, honor or obey any governing authority. There is a way to go about doing it, so that the disrespect, dishonor and disobeying is hardly noticed. Interested? Get in touch with someone, who can teach you those arts, if such learning is necessary.

That does not mean that Christians should not have a sense of pride in their country. Christians should work to bring about the necessary change within their governments. The resulting change that brings respect, honor and obedience to our respective governing authorities. In doing so, it is not being suggested that the United States, or any other country should adopt Christianity as their state religion.

Most have heard it said, that in order to understand the future; it is necessary to understand the past. This is most applicable for the study of history when it is studied from a biblical perspective. America’s preeminence in the world occurred because of its historical reliance upon what we refer to as our Judea-Christian heritage. America is in decline because it is turning away from our great heritage.

Do you know anything about Ephraim and Manasseh? They were the sons of Joseph And can be considered the founders or fathers of two great nations. They are precisely why, Christians need to evaluate their allegiance to their respective governments. A monstrous evil is threatening the very foundation of Ephraim and Manasseh.

Later the patriarch Jacob prophesied what would happen to the descendants of his twelve sons in the “last days,” Genesis 49:1. That expression, “last days” appears here for the first time. It is a major theme that reverberates through out the Bible. The prophet Daniel pictures that expression to refer to the end of ruler ship by the Gentile nations. This is significant because the United States is a Gentile nation. Moses saw this as a time of great trouble. He used the expression, “latter days,” Deuteronomy 4:30. But there is hope, “if you turn to the Lord your God and become obedient unto his voice. The Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not forsake or destroy you. Nor forget the covenant he made and swore unto them, verses 31.

In God there is always hope. And that hope finds its mercy today through the body of believers which is the church of Jesus Christ. And this church is responsible for the state of the nations. In particular for Americans, the United States. And not the other way, as governments would have people accept. Democracy is a merciful gift from God. It only exists within governments that recognize the influence of the Bible upon human affairs. That reliance is fast becoming extinct. And another reason, to disavow the nations ruling authorities.

Fast forwarding again into the future. It is important to understand the significances of Jacobs son Joseph to the vitality of two great nations. God made some astounding promises to Joseph’s descendants. And those promises would materialize through Ephraim, and Manasseh his sons.

Brevity is necessary here because only a foundation is being laid connecting the subject matter to principle premise. Which is that Christians are under no obligation to obey a government, that ignores God’s precepts. The obligation is to make that government conform to God’s precepts. It has a scriptural bases; can you find it? Remember the primary focus is on the United States! With the secondary focus upon any nation dominated by Christians.

In Deuteronomy 30:13-16 these words are recorded. “And of Joseph, blessed of the LORD is his hand, referring to land.” Commentary upon the following verses 14, providing the necessary combination of water and sun for an abundance of food from the earth. Verse 15,16 all substances precious whether from the depths of the mountains. With such substances from the hills lasting forever. Suggesting rich minerals for the making of a rich nation. Foretold by Moses, who dwelt in the bush at one time. Do you know about that incident? Blessings meaning unusual prosperity upon Joseph like the crown worn by a king. Who was separated from his brothers, verse 16. Referring to the scattering of the Jews to the far corners of the world for their willful disobedience of God’s statutes, Leviticus 26:33.

Because of this scattering of the Jews, it is not difficult to accept the historians belief that the Jews assimilated themselves among the people where they settled. Resulting in the birth of the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic peoples, “…I will sift the house of Israel among the nations…,” Amos 9:9. From that scattering and assimilation, came the birth of two nations, who changed the world. Now a reversal is underway. Yet another reason to disavow our respective governments. These two nations were Great Britain and the United States. This is the birthright of Joseph, passed on to his two sons Manasseh and Ephraim. It was prophesied that Manasseh and Ephraim would be a separate people, Genesis 48:16-19. One a great nation, the United States, through Manasseh. The other a multitude of nations, Great Britain, through Ephraim.

Earlier in this posting it was learned that Joseph’s descendants would be abundantly prosperous from the earthly resources made available to them. From such wealth, Great Britain and the United States became militarily unbeatable as history has demonstrated. This to was foretold in Deuteronomy 33:!7. “His glory is in his first born (Ephraim) (Great Britain) like a bull, his horns (military might). With the strength of the wild ox. Together Great Britain (Ephraim) and the United States (Manasseh) will push the people to the ends of the earth…”

We can be thankful to almighty God that we are a people endowed by choice whether Jew or Gentile. Meaning God makes clear his wishes of obedience from his people. In Deuteronomy 30:15 we read, “See! I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil.”

The argument that is to follow is that the United States has chosen death and evil over life and good. That is why Christians are under no obligation to obey such governing authorities. Instead the Christian responsibility is to return the nation to life and good.

The Christian community has many enemies. One being governments absent the influence of the church. Which of course, is the fault of the church. Another being the emerging Islamic community. A formidable foe with designs upon replacing America’s Judea-Christian culture, philosophy and jurisprudence with their Islamic traditions. It is already underway in America. With a Muslim in the United States Senate. And yet another in the House of Representatives from Indiana. And the danger of ‘death and evil’ repeats itself, every time a new Mosque is established upon the holy soil of Manasseh, the son of Joesph, whose linage can be traced back to our God, our creator.

The apostle Paul knew this because he penned this directive. “Nevertheless, what saith the scriptures? Cast out the bondwoman (Hagar mother of Islam) and her son (Ishmael founder of Islam); for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the free woman,” Galatians 4:30. Who is this son of Sarah, none other but Isaac? From whose lineage would come David through to Jesus Christ. And the destined powerhouse of God, America! So it’s time to follow Paul’s advice, and cast from America, the source of ‘death and evil.’

Therefore; Christians must rise to the occasion, while the occasion allows. And trample under foot, the Muslim onslaught. That is slowly, but surely trampling both church and country. Get the know how, so that you can be part of the trampling of Muslim ‘death and evil.’ Done by someone who can teach you the arts of acting violently, nonviolently. The teacher should not in any way, when teaching such arts mirror what MLK echoed. Interested? Surely hope so for self, family and country.

All appears calm on the U.S. front

But, as we all know appearances are deceiving. Just as sure as the sun will rise and set, so will those Muslims scattered across America, rise and set by striking another death blow upon a nation.

For sometime the nation has been deceived into accepting the term terrorist as applying to some extremist within the Muslim religion. That is a terribly misleading notion about Muslims. A more realistic tag would be revolutionaries because that’s what a Muslim is no matter where one is found. Islam is committed to bringing as many nations as possible under Islamic rule. And that’s the way it should be, from an Islamic perspective. And that’s precisely, why the United States must start the process shutting down Islamic mosques, and riding the nation of as many Muslims as possible.

Because in the United States, the nations culture and laws are primarily based around the concepts of a Judeo-Christian philosophy. Which are in direct conflict with the culture and laws of Islam. And that equation can never be solved, so that the two cultures can exist together. Therefore, Muslims will continue to attack us and kill us. And as their numbers grow with their mosques (military compounds) growing from  thousands to the tens of thousands. The Islamic revolutionary crisis will mushroom exponentially out of control. It’s inevitable just by observing Muslim behavior around the world. The greater their numbers the greater the chaos.

Guaranteed by the master craftsman of revolutionary guerrilla warfare, Osama bin Laden. Who recently chronicled this promise for Americas future. While assuming responsibility for the near fatal, Northwest Airlines, Flight 253 bombing attempt on Christmas day. As the jet airliner was approaching Detroit, from an international flight. Who went on to chronicle this promise directly to President Obama. Declaring the attack was designed to be similar to 9/11. Assuring the President that additional attacks would be forthcoming. Declaring that it wasn’t fair for Americans to be living in peace. While his brothers in Gaza suffer greatly. (source Al Jazeera)

Blatantly stating, “America will never dream of security unless we will have it in reality in Palestine,” he added. “God willing our raids on you will continue as your support continues for Israel.” (source Al Jazeera)

Ramblings from the news wires indicate that there is talk in Washington, as to whether the United States can legally assassinate a United States citizen in Yemen. Finally assuming the Bush doctrine that targeting a U.S. citizen on foreign soil is legally acceptable. If that person was engaged in criminal acts in the United States, with the intent to harm Americans. The target American born Muslim cleric, Anwar al- Awlaki. Who is accused of having ties with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who carried a bomb in his underwear. That failed to explode while he was a passenger aboard Northwest Flight 253 as it approached Detroit Metro airport. Whom the Muslim world called a hero through their spokes person, master guerrilla revolutionary, Osama bin Laden. Who said, “The message delivered to you through the plane of the heroic warrior Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was a confirmation of the previous message sent by the heroes of 9/11.” Continuing, “America will never dream of security, unless we will have it in reality in Palestine.” (source Al Jazeera)

With those same news wires accusing this same American born Muslim cleric of having mentored, U.S. Army Major, Nidal Milik Hasan, who went on a killing rampage at Fort Hood. This mentoring between Muslim cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki and Major Hasan, occurred at his Northern Virginia mosque where he condemned the United States and Israel.

The tragedy of this is that mosque in Northern Virginia is still operational as a military fortress. Disguised as a religious institution but functioning as a training facility for attacks upon Americans, upon American soil. I ask, in times of war, what lunacy prevails that would allow the enemy to fortify itself on another nations sovereign soil? Answer! The United States government which fails to understand what Islam represents.They got this twisted notion that only a few wayward Muslims manage this national and international cartel of global violence with even fewer combatants. Despite repeated Islamic threats to kill us and eliminate Israel. And at a cost of trillions of dollars to send the U.S. military into hot combat zones. While creating a new agency called Homeland Security, costing millions, to secure the home front from Islamic attacks. Case Proven-America is governed by a collection of lunatics.

Which only leaves room for one solution which is for Christians to come together for the self preservation of ourselves, and our nation. Therefore, this clergyman is available to lecture on the contents of this posting. As well as to conduct workshops on how to save ourselves and our nation. This clergyman can be found by referring to the navigation link and clicking upon the contact us tab.

The task seems overwhelming, and it is, so I’ll share the encouraging words of Helen Keller, who said, “The world is not only moved by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but by the aggregate pushes by honest workers.” And from Jesus, who observed some anxiety among his disciples said,” … with men this impossible but with God all things are possible,” Matthew 19:26. And with Jesus being God, (John 10:30) he speaks with authority. The only authority needed to put into full play, “Onward Christian Soldiers.”