Mystery of death where will it take us

Death is a huge money industry for both the secular and church community. Both have one thing in common which is to keep their bank accounts loaded. With the secular world taking advantage of people in mourning because of a death. While the church community, often uses scare tactics about death to keep their church pews full and the money coming in. Empty pews equals lost revenues. Doing so by often telling parishioners that the fires of hell is the final destiny for those outside the Christ believing community. Leaving both industries cash rich, more often than not.

In that this short series is mostly about a falsehood perpetuated by the church community. Lets take a quick look at one sales pitch used to keep people coming to church. It’s a sales pitch of what its like to be in hell. All because one failed to renounce their personal sins, and embrace Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

It’s a favorite fable found in Luke 16:19-31. The story goes as follows. Two men one rich and the poor and sick. His name was Lazarus. And, he was often found at the rich man’s gate begging to be fed, from what appears would become garbage. This poor soul was in such miserable health that the dogs would come to the gate and lick his sores.

Now in the course of time both men died. With the angels carrying Lazarus into Abraham’s bosom. Alive, or dead, we don’t know. But the rich man, upon his death was buried.

But the poor fellow, though dead, was conscious because he was able to see Lazarus with Abraham in some far away place. The story continues with him begging Abraham to send Lazarus. To dip his finger in water, and place the water upon his tongue. Complaining that he was being tormented by the flames. Hoping that even the smallest amount of water would cool his tortured body.

Now Abraham responds by  asking him to recall the good life he lived while Lazarus only experienced suffering. Telling the man that while he is being tormented. Lazarus is enjoying comfort.

Abraham proceeds by telling the man that help isn’t available. Because of a great gulf that separates them, making travel between them impossible. He begs Abraham to send someone to warn his family. But Abraham tells him that his family has Moses and the prophets to turn to for help. The rich man concludes his argument by telling Abraham they’ll respond if someone from the dead goes to them. Asserting that then his family would repent. With Abraham telling him it wouldn’t make any difference even if someone raised from among the dead was sent.

What are we to conclude from such a story? Some would argue, as they do, that there is immediate life after death. And that the behavior, and circumstances between the two men are incidental. To the reality that two conditions exist after death with one being that of comfort and the other being torment. With the point to be made is found in verse 30 where repentance determines ones existence after death. Made possible through Jesus Christ, who is the one, who returned from the dead to make all the difference how one experiences existence after death.

Such story telling makes for good fear mongering with different applications to keep the pews full and the cash register ringing. For now a thought from Jesus, for your consideration. “And no person has ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man who is in heaven,” John 3:13.

The journey about death will continue because the dead do have a future. And rest assured, there is a hell for certain well defined characters.

America a threatened land

Biblical accounts come into play over the controversy that swirls across America over the emergence of Islamic mosques in one community after another. This controversy offers many lessons and what follows represents just a few of them.

Islam is not a religion. It’s a oppressive military/legalistic form of governance. Which uses religion, as camouflage to advance its militaristic designs for global dominance.

Having said that, here is the rational. “… I am He; before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me. I, even I, am the LORD, and beside Me there is no Savior,” Isaiah 43:10-11. Here we are talking about the God of Israel and the Savior of the Jews, Christians, Muslims and all people irrespective of race, ethnicity or gender. Because the LORD of the Old Testament, is the Christ of the New Testament, they are one and the same, John 10:30.

Therefore the calls to criticize opposition to these mosques by Muslims and local governments represents evil emerging from the venues of darkness. Because the modern 21 century church has lost its will to keep evil contained.

The church needs to reverse this trend. Because condemnation of Muslims and local governments doesn’t impress God. God is on the record, as seeing governments, as being nothing. (scriptural text:Isaiah 40:15). As for, Muslims they have nothing to add to our fading Judeo/Christian society. Because association with Muslims brings about, Psalms 1:1, (scriptural text:Psalms 1:1). Paul said get rid of them. (scriptural text:Galatians 4:30).

A government failing to abide by the precepts of our Judeo/Christian heritage is in big trouble. Every aspect of Americanism will suffer, and evil will abound touching all those aspects. A nation can not condone what God condemns and expect to prosper. With its growing insistence, as seeing Islam, as being one with American values. Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s happening because America is purposefully distancing its self from its Christian values.

We as Christians, are under no obligation to heed their unwise counsel, as the nation embraces evil. If the church can’t rise to stop these evils, then the church will become the servants of these evils. Islam is indeed evil, for those, who think not, they simply fail to understand the teachings of our scriptures. And if the church can find its way, as one voice to oppose Islam and their government supporters. It’ll ignite great fury, and from that fury an awakened church will emerge discovering true satanic evils of Islam. Leading to a much needed revival, as many come to a saving experience through Jesus Christ.

Here is what Jesus would have us do. Energize the people, not religious clerics or government authorities. Reliving the peoples call as Jesus entered Jerusalem. The people prayed saying blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD! Hosanna (meaning liberate us) in the highest, Matthew 21:9. Reliving an old ground swelling of people that needs to emerge today opposing Islam. But people are afraid of Muslims knowing that they are conditioned to be violent. Compounded by religious and governmental authorities, who are determined to crush opposition against Islam. Because they too fear Islamic violence because they have seen it played out on the world stage repeatedly. Best answer for them, as opposed to going the Christ way, is to crush the little guy. Pray Hosanna, and maybe Christ will raise up a spiritual revolt in His name and for His sake.

Jesus as a religious man went to the temple to pray. There to His astonishment, He discovered that the temple was being used as a house for selling and buying. With rage He chased everyone out of the temple. With the thunder of crashing tables, as they hit the floor from the fury of Jesus. Reminding all that it was written that His house was designated to be a house of prayer. But it had been turned into a house of thieves. (scriptural texts:Matthew 21:12-13).

Quite a display of intolerance by Jesus. Evil must be acted against which is the Christ way. The Christ way is not about tolerance but about corrective action. Which is one of the lessons learned, from His temple encounter.

For those, who consider themselves to be Christians, think upon these words. From the religious and government authorities, we have these words, “Did we not strictly command you that you should not teach in His name? And behold! You have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us,” Acts 5:28. Which is pretty much what Muslims and government authorities are saying in our modern 21 century vernacular. The church needs some 21 century Peters. “Then Peter and the other apostles answered, and said, we should obey God rather than man.” (scriptural text:Acts 5:29). And hopefully that will be the start of eliminating one mosque after another from the American landscape.

Islam has always been considered to be violent and evil. With these words ringing true today. “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was good and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached,” 14th century Manuel 11 Palaiologos, a Byzantine emperor.

And then God himself had Moses record these words, “And he (Ishmael father of Islam) will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man’s hand, and every man’s hand against him.” (scriptural text: Genesis 16:12. The ultimate and final authority. And with that, people should govern themselves accordingly.

There is a solid scriptural foundation for understanding the genealogy of a Christian America and why Islam was never by God made a part of that plan. America represents God’s good while Islam represents Satan’s evil..

Many Christians walk different pathways across the American landscape. Their report decadence in America is as appalling as it is frightful. Especially when it’s packaged as good.

Are there any voices out there crying. Here am I Lord send me? And here are two discussion to help one understand what one is up against. “2 b forewarned is to be forearmed,” 08 November 2015. and “A prince of a beast to reign again,” 11 July 2015.

Benghazi lawlessness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christendom goes parading

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Power Ideas

“The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch of the ruling class. The class which has the ruling material forces of society, (corporate conglomerates and their government cronies) is at the same time the intellectual force (combined they determine what thoughts are to be promoted and from that what kinds of behavior is acceptable). The class which has the means of material production at its disposal, (how people sweat and eek out a bare existence) has control at all time over the MEANS of MENTAL PRODUCTION. So that generally speaking, the *ideas,* of those, who lack the means of MENTAL PRODUCTION are subject to it,” M.E.R. The German Ideology. NOTE:words between parenthesis are comments by this writer.

And it’s why, this padre advocates the need for thoughtful change. Most with out knowing it wear this suit of clothing. With its appropriate condemnations and applications, “Thus says the LORD, ‘cursed is the man; who trusts in man, and makes flesh his strength. Whose heart departs from the LORD; for he shall be like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see when good comes. But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land not inhabited,'” Jeremiah 17:5-6.

What follows, as well as the above takes some inferential thinking pulling out eons of thoughts based upon the sources of the flesh controlling the MEANS of MENTAL PRODUCTION, wherever they come from. Because those powers have led us into the valley of the parched lands that are not habitable for prosperity. Producing a people of wilted shrubs in the rainless sweltering heat of the desert.

Shedding that burdensome suit of clothing is difficult because the MEANS of MENTAL PRODUCTION is deeply rooted in the psyches of most. So that a new stream of thought is almost impossible. But for those who are successful, the following is what to expect, “Blessed is the man, who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is in the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters which spread its roots by the river. And will not fear, when the heat comes, but its leaf will be green. And will not be anxious in the year of the drought, nor will it cease from yielding fruit,” Jeremiah 17:7-9.

Think not that any of this about material gain. It’s a revolutionary call by Jeremiah for statehood change. Because as in the days of Jeremiah, and reaching across the centuries to our time, people have clung to the ways of the flesh (man) shunning the MEANS of MENTAL PRODUCTION which were of the LORD. And when the MEANS of MENTAL PRODUCTION are in sync with the LORD’S the nation becomes the garden of verses 7-9 which has its corresponding effect upon the people.

Our American government will never do right or act with godly behavior. Unless fiercely prodded by the people. Because governments by scriptural design are of the flesh. Left to themselves, they have created the America we have today. Which promises deeper penetration into the wilderness of the rainless parched desert where everything becomes inhabitable.

There is not much hope for change because the church today is mostly in a state of apostasy. Having little regard for our Judeo-Christian heritage which kept the government spiritually healthy for a long time. So expect, not only continued droughts, but expect the parched lands of prosperity to wither more. But God is mercy full, and He has given us a scriptural history. Full of incidences of plenty, for those who honor Him despite national wickedness with its consequences.

Tired of fleshly MEANS of MENTAL PRODUCTION, and being thirsty for the divine MEANS of MENTAL PRODUCTION. Then get engaged in a sweeping study of the scriptures. Which are supportive of the contents of this discussion. Then become active in some provocative behaviors resulting in revolutionary challenges for a renewed America. More in the image of our founding forefather’s and not of President Obama

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 about the conquests of cathedral building by Napoleon or those of Hitler, right through to those of Obama. American cathedral building in Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria. However the latest general on the block ISSI has permanently halted U.S. cathedral building throughout the region. American presences there has been nothing more than American cathedral building in the image of America. Done without respect to the interest of the Iraqis, Afghans, Syrians, ISSI or the American people. And all these conquests got there start with an idea. Usually based upon the premise of a false idea. And O! How the world suffers.

On the Lord’s, day an idea born of God. A very different idea, one which also will not be given enough time to complete its cathedral building. A day we celebrate every Sunday. Signaling the completing of an idea that it was necessary for one to die, so that many may live. But that idea has other implications, reaching beyond our Sunday celebrations. Expressed this way, “If in this life only, we have hope in Christ, we are all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead and became the first fruits of them that slept. For since by one man came death, by one man came also the resurrection of the dead. For in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive,” 1 Corinthians 15:19-22.

The whole cathedral plan behind this idea is that humanity can escape suffering. That’s were we come into play as a vital part of that God idea. Our cathedral building is designed by God to add people to His church. As noted, it’s an idea that will not be given enough time to be seen  through. Maybe because our commitments, somehow got sidetracked. With God bringing an end to this age, with the following occurring. “And, BEHOLD! I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every person, according as their work shall be,” Revelation 22:12.

So whatever, idea God has given you for cathedral building for His cause, do it, while time allows. As for this padre, it’s Muslim hunting. Because Muslims are engaged in their own cathedral building in the image of an idea neither godly, Christian nor American. So you people born with an idea of militancy, join me. In the destruction of one Muslim cathedral after another. High on the agenda, no Islamic cathedral building within the United States Congress!! Whether as a congress person, aide, or an adviser. And no Muslim ever elected as an United States president!!!

But seeing this idea through requires knowing how to act up in order to act out. Accomplished by Christians, who study their scriptures. Discovering many of the surreal arts from His cabinet for acting violently with non-violence. Getting clues from recent discussions concerning the Lady from the desert.

And for those compelled to act upon God given ideas for the destruction of cathedral building by Muslims. Discover the scriptural foundations for America and why Islam has targeted America. In the meantime, “Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever, Amen, 1 Timothy 1:17.

Kill the Empire

“It does not take a majority to prevail. But rather an irate tireless minority, keen on setting bush fires of freedom in the minds of men,” Samuel Adams, 1722-1803, political philosopher, and one of the architects for what became the American Revolution.

And here we are in the 21 century, and very much in need of that tireless irate minorities, who are still willing to set bush fires of freedom in the minds of people.

But with a very different application which argues that what America needs today is indeed a tireless irate minority. Who when dedicated to the teachings of Jesus Christ that will allow them to prevail in changing America. By setting bush fires through very small groups of people. Which declares that a Christ, scriptural centered America, is the answer to the nations multiple troubles.

That will not be an easy sell because the modern church is mostly an apostate institution which is hardly worthy to be recognized as a church. There are many reasons for the churches apostasy, for now, here are some.

Today the church is to big for its own good which has it steeped in debt and doctrinal schisms. Therefore a house divided against itself can’t survive. Because the focus must not be on  offending parishioners or the public eternal life through Jesus Christ. Expressed well through Romans 10:9-10 and culminating with 2 Corinthians 5:17. Because, the need must be on raising money. Forcing the church to tolerate doctrinal schisms. Because what is needed is another tithing member, and not the elimination of divisive doctrinal schisms.

From the previous discussion, we learned that Christ dispatched his disciples in teams of two. Providing them with a simple message. Preach, saying the Kingdom of God is at hand. These tireless irate disciples preached a message of God’s kingdom on earth. It was part of the Abrahamic covenant made with the Jews. The offer still stood even after the ascension of Jesus to be with His Father. The disciples had no recorded focus on empire building through concrete palaces, as is often a common occurrence today. God was still offering the Jews His covenant promise. His kingdom on earth as evidence His disciples were empowered to preform the unusual through miracles.

The change occurred with the conversion of Saul as recorded in, Acts 9:1-19. The emphasis became preach the gospel to Gentile and Jew. Peoples homes served as their churches. We learn this from 1 Corinthians 16:19, were reference is made to Aquila and Priscilla whose church was their home. And from Colossians 4:15, where we find another reference to a church operating from a home.

What follows must serve as an outline. For those interested in creating churches that operate form ones home. Do it! Our scriptures tell everyone how to do it. But be assured, your church is just that, your church and those associated with you. There will be no senior pastor’s, or junior clergy to provide for, with what often looks like the trimmings of corporate executives. No  association, or dependence upon some outside religious hierarchy. Because should it happened, the effectiveness of your home church will be lost. However stay faithful, and this will be your experience. It will be Jesus Christ in the midst of His lampstands. Note: “The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands; The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches,” Revelation 1:20.

The Body of Christ has many members with each member the owner of specific gifts, 1 Corinthians 12:11-12. Find people with similar gifts and invite then to your home for the purpose of creating a church. Think broadly in terms of gifts. Gifts are about talents and interest.

Obviously a creed is needed. This is what is suggested as a starting point doctrinally, “Yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, we for Him; the one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live,” 1 Corinthians 8:6. Anchored through the unexplainable union of the trinity that makes Christendom possible. With their unique functions revealed in, 1 John 5:7-8, “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit. And, these three are one. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, the water, and the blood. And, these three are one.”

The key is keep it simple. Your church is about God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit . What the scriptures advocate, your church advocates. So should, divisive schisms occur, they are easily resolved because you are not in need of members because you have no debt. You can just say goodbye and close the door.

Worship can be really invigorating! You are free to create worship through dance, music, poetry and art. You don’t need a ‘professional clergyman’ because you can share a short devotionals or complicated scriptural teachings among yourselves on a rotating bases. You can administer the church sacraments among yourselves also.

Outreach: Your church should be a community witness for the Christ changing power of the gospel, first and foremost. Your church might have a specific target. Maybe it’ll be making politicians accountable to scriptural edicts. Perhaps exposing Islam for what it is the enemy of the church and democracy. Could be a focus upon the homeless. So many challenges, so many choices available. It has been said, were there is no vision the people parish, Proverbs 29:18. Therefore; spiritual, and material needs are satisfied in accordance with ones vision.

Periodically: Have celebrations by inviting your mushrooming churches to gather and share testimonials about their trials and victories. Packed it with lots of music, good food and a keynote speaker from among your selves. Or perhaps someone, from the outside. Making that choice, be careful. The beauty of it is that you can be creative to your own tastes. Stay faithful to Christ and impact your world.

Last but not least is that you need to keep your home church small. Think in numbers around 12-20. Encourage people to develop their own home churches. In other words SIBKIS it with love. With the acronym SIBKIS meaning: See it Big Keep it small. Meaning SIBKISing is fun! Try it because its anxiety free! But don’t confuse fun as being easy.

Oh my gosh! Almost forgot, about money. That’s a substance you will not need to worry about. You are a home based church! You can raise money through a variety of ways for out reach purposes. No paid staff, offices or mortgages. What freedom! It’s the modern day edict of what Jesus said centuries ago. By telling his 12 disciples to travel light, Matthew 10:9-14. Being unencumbered by money would allow them to move on, if a particular house was not worthy of them. Just shake off the dust from your feet, verse 14. Debt, and church schisms will not allow the modern church to move on. There is freedom in being liberated! And, so it should be today!

May Christ in His mercy find those irate minority few and help them set bush fires of freedom found only through His life, death and resurrection.

Footmen of evil

Our history till now has been a struggle against the footmen of evil for survival. But the future foretells of a time, when these footmen of evil will come upon us mounted on horses. Really complicating our struggle for survival.

Secularist work to make history a series of events one after the other. With people being born into a time of history. They picture history as humanities attempt to beat back evil. And at sometime during this struggle, they die. With a new generation marching across histories time line. And so it goes on, until we have reached the twenty first century. Where it appears that evil has emerged, as the victor. Of course, secular historians would disagree. Arguing that the world has become more sophisticated, thus it only appears that evil is the victor.

So we’ll take a look at the future which tells of a time where the footmen of evil will indeed be mounted upon horses. Crushing everything decent and good. Because that has been histories destiny, since its beginning.

History has been predestined to be evil. Because evil is any behavior, contrary to God’s edicts. It’s simple to understand because it’s wrapped around a very easy statement to understand. And because of that statement evil has prevailed and will intensify its evil. Because its recorded, Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned. (scriptural text:Romans 5:12).

Therefore; each and everyone of us is born into evil, but some are fortunate to have escaped that evil. Because of this truth, And you has he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. Wherein; in times past you walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience. (scriptural texts:Ephesians 2:1-2).

So it’s obvious a split occurred pulling a segment of the population away from the children of disobedience. Bring about a completely different perspective concerning world history. Capsuled around, a God centered time line. Given to us, so that we might know how to discern evil. With an awareness that the footmen of evil will indeed be horsed riders inflicting evils once thought to be unimaginable.

History has progressed to the age of the church. Which has been here for a good long time, and during the course of that time much has been told to us by are forefathers. Who have told us that things will get a whole worse, before they get better. And that’s how we know that evil will intensify, and be more be firmly in charge of global affairs.

It’s wrapped up in the foretold history of what we call prophecy. Prior to the church age, God shared his predetermined history with a select group of people called prophets. And they mapped out for us just how evil would evolve, and prevail. So in the age of the church prophetic announcements have ceased. All that we need to know about tomorrow is available from our many yesterdays. What lies ahead, is a church waiting for Jesus to return.

How close is the modern world to its most historic event? It’s unanswerable because Jesus said, “But of that day, and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father,” Mark 13:32.

But he left us with some tell tale clues which will be the subject of my next discussion. A journey among angels in the service of our God. And those in the service of the prince of the power of the air, and how this prince works through the children of disobedience.

When God moves within a city

Two men, not consider to be very smart by their neighbors caused them to have second thoughts. Because they had just finished speaking, when the cities religious and governmental confronted them. Expressing anger because they were still talking about this hertical nonsense. Concerning Jesus, who could make a difference in ones life because of His resurrection from the dead.

So they arrested them them and put them in jail. Out of sight, out of mind, so they thought. Planning on dealing with these rebel rouser’s tomorrow. But out mind, out of sight didn’t work because about five thousand, who had heard these two talk about Jesus accepted their message. When that happens, its spells mega troubles for those who try and silence any message about Jesus.

Sure enough, the next day those authorities, who always think that they know what’s best for the people, but seldom do. Compelled the two to be brought forward, so they could give an account for their disturbing behavior.

But one of them, tagged by Catholicism to be a vicar for Christ. Meaning one who stands in the place of Christ. Which is completely false, and completely true. Will not deal with that issue right now. But rather with the truth because, all who believe and accept the Christ message of redemption. Through his resurrection are indeed His vicar’s, standing in His stead.

So our first century vicars for Christ were more than willing to give an account of their actions. But their was a certain peculiarity about them that made them quite different now. Maybe that’s what made them seem rather smart now. At Any rate, this is what is recorded. Then Peter filled with the Holy Spirit, said unto them, “You rulers of the people, and elders of Israel. Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel. That by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by Him does this man stand before you whole. This is the stone which was rejected by your you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone. Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.”

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived, that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. were (scriptural texts:Acts 4:1-13).

Medicine of Islam

An old woman, whose sight was bad, offered a doctor a fee to cure her. He treated her with an ointment. And after each application, while her eyes were closed, he kept stealing her possessions one by one. When he had removed them all, he said, “The cure was completed, and demanded the fee agreed upon.”

The woman, however, refused to pay; so he summoned her before the magistrates. Her defense was that she promised to pay the money, if he cured her sight. But after, his treatment it got worse than it was to start with. Before he began, she said, “I could see all things in the house, and now, I can’t see anything.”

Some people are so intent on dishonest gain that they are providing proof of their own guilt. (source:Fables of Aesop-Penguin Classics-‘The Eye Doctor’)

So it is with the aged decrees of Islam. Who complain about the thefts of their rights of passage, after they emerge cured, by the ointment of Americanism. Thus, proving themselves to be unfit to be a part of America.

“The simple inherit folly, but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. The evil bow before the good; and the wicked, at the gates of the righteous,” Proverbs 14:18-19.

Because wherever, a Muslim is, their cure is worse than at the start!

Twisted character Islam

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?

Many probably here the same question in regards to world events. So, then how did things in this world ever get so bad? The answer is 2 fold with subsets. For starters the birth of the 12 tribes of the Ishmaelites. Who trace their lineage back to Ishmael the father of Islam.

And to Abram and his wife Sarai, later to become Abraham and Sarah, who wanted an heir that God promises to them. But, couldn’t wait for the providence of God to unfold.

Here is a short survey of Islam, as the problem plaguing the world community. Hagar bore Abram 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 to Sarai, Abram’s wife, Genesis 16:1

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

Sarai frightened Hagar, so she fled, Genesis 16:6. But an angel for God, was dispatched. Announcing to Hagar, “I will multiply your seed exceedingly, and it shall be not be numbered because of your exponential birth rate,” Genesis 16:10.

The following must have been shocking to Hagar because of what the angel declared. “He shall be a wild man. His hand will be against every man and every man’s hand against him. He shall dwell among his brethren,” Genesis 16:12.

The account in Genesis sixteen is expanded upon in chapter twenty one. Hagar became very distraught. She abandoned her baby. Hoping that the child would die, verses 14-16.

But God heard the voice of Ishmael, and yet another angel spoke to Hagar. Who told Hagar not to fear because God heard the lads voice. She was instructed to remain a mother to Ishmael. Making the following promise that Ishmael would be become a great nation, verses 17-18.

Suddenly! With God aiding by opening her eyes, and forthwith, she saw a well of water from which she gave the lad a drink. God continued to be  with the lad; and he grew, and lived in the wilderness. There Ishmael became strong and an archer. And eventually, marrying an Egyptian women,verses 19-21.

Ishmael lived along time, 137 years. He was the father of twelve sons, who would become “twelve princes according to their nations,” verse 16. Then he died in the presence of all his brethren, Genesis 25:12-18. Fulfilling part of the prophecy of Genesis 16:12 that he would dwell among his brethren. What’s the significance of those two clause from Genesis 16:12 and Genesis 25:18? Signaling perhaps that evil has a beginning and an ending.

The sons of Ishmael became the founders of the Ishmaelite tribes that spread from Africa to modern day Iraq. Many modern day Arab’s trace their lineage to Ismael.

Here is the everlasting question, why did God, purposely allow for the creation of a religion of ‘wildness,’ spinning centuries of mayhem, called Islam? That would be in conflict with his chosen people the Jews? And from that Jewish lineage, why would God allow the evolving of a people called Christians? Because what we have today on the world stage is the eruption of unresolvable conflict between those three religions.

Islam represents global turmoil which has always been determined to tear the world apart. While the Jews, and Christians have had to defend themselves against their never ending climatic catastrophes.

In summary, from the birth of a child destined to become a “wild man,” Genesis 16:12. This is the after effect from the birth of Islam. Just recall the continuous “wild men” plots of mayhem and murder plaguing the global community. To the extent that nation states have had to create mechanisms for self defense from Muslims. Resulting in the entire civilized world creating mechanisms for self defense called, “Heightened States of Alerts. And as we know, all to well, they function at different levels. Depending upon the level of the Islamic threat. Nothing new there, when dealing with the Muslim world. Those heightened alerts are called into place because Muslims think it’s western blasphemy. Not to bow, and say there is no god but Allah. The Islamic world has gone mad with the obsession of making all bow to Allah.

What nation state, or people can be called legitimate, who call for the annihilation of Israel and the Jews around the world. And even among themselves if certain Islamic behaviors aren’t followed. None, except those who trace their lineage to Ishmael, the ‘wild man.’ As he, propels his legacy of mayhem and murder. With the hunt of death upon all which means non Jews, who deny the legitimacy of Islam. And to those who poke fun at Muhammad, the Islamic prophet, from whom their madness evolved. Who in his farewell address in March 632 said, “I was ordered to fight all men until they say, ‘There is no god but Allah.'”

Muslims do not have a history of co-existence among themselves or their neighbors. Its observable between Muslims in Palestine, who exchange a willingness to be productive for self and family to fight among themselves and war against Israel. Envious of this small Jewish state and its ability to live peacefully among themselves. Producing a productivity that’s the envy of the world. While containing the fury of the 12 tribes from Ishmael’s lineage, who seek God’s favorite peoples annihilation.

It’s just not the Palestinians that are troublesome. It’s the Afghanis, Americans, Brits, Libyans, Egyptians, Iranians, Iraqis, Russians, Syrians and now ISSI. Wherever there is a connection between Ishmael including the aforementioned states, there one will find an obsession with absolute craziness. A collection of Muslims trapped centuries in the past. With no modern day future, so they have determined to lay their hands in “wildness” against every people. Giving those people the right to reciprocate. The perfect menu for unabated internal turmoil. It’s only the Russians, and Americans that haven’t felt the full fury of Islamic craziness. Russia has a huge Muslim population held mostly checkmated by their non-Muslim countrymen. That is likely to change making the feared Russian bear an enemy not though possible. As for the Americans, it is recognized by the government that ISSI combatants are operative in all 50 states. When they emerged crazed from their military fortresses or mosques, they end up making 9/11 child’s play.

So how can this all be explained? First to finish with Islam. God’s angel correctly saw the end result from the birth of Ishmael. The eventual formation of a people driven by “crazy men,” Genesis 16:12. Having also announced, that the Muslims would multiply their seed exceedingly. Unable to be numbered because of their exponential birth rate, Genesis 16:10. Muslims have been multiplying their birth rates at a phenomenal pace. Making Muslim countries the fastest growing people on earth. Which most likely explains, why they are the fastest growing religion also. It’s also a voting strategy in countries where they can not win by violence There they think they can win by the power of the vote. And they are using the combination of both. But here is why violence will always be their favorite choice for conflict resolution. Muslims from Genesis 16:11-12 are genetically predisposed to a life of violence.

But here’s what could toss such a theory out the window. Suppose this wildness attached to Ishmael at birth was to be nothing more than a slight personality flaw and not a serious predisposition to be violent?  After all Judaism, Christianity and Islam originated from the same father, Abraham. Therefore, in the real sense of the word, we are family. Designed to cultivate the world together for the glory of God.

Giving credence to these two little phrases from Genesis 16:11, “because the LORD has heard your affliction.” And Genesis 21:17, Fear not, for God has heard the voice of the lad. God himself never found fault with Hagar or Ishmael. And he always provided them with help, comfort and direction. Including this promise, “Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in your hands; ‘I will make him a great nation,'” Genesis 21:18. But there is a particularity to be noticed, God spoke to Hagar through his angels. While he spoke directly to Abram, note Genesis 12:1. And then in Genesis 17:1, “… the LORD appeared to Abram ….” Perhaps affirming to the world that the Jews are his chosen people. Confirming his promises recorded in Genesis 12:3, “And I will bless them that bless you, and curse them that curse you; and in you shall all families of the earth be blessed.

So what caused such serious deterioration between the sons of Abraham? “That great dragon, that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world,” Revelation 12:9. And compounding our troubles, Satan has a whole host of angels (shape shifters) like himself, tail end of verse nine. Shape shifters possessing enormous deceptive abilities but mostly referred to as demons. That only heightens the battle against Islam, a people who refuse to accept their rightful place in the world. Which by God’s design was to be populace, but not globally influential. So along came a host of shape shifters to help them accomplish through evil what God didn’t destine them to become through good.

Now to Abram where Genesis 16:16, tells us that Abram was fourscore and six years old when Hagar gave birth to Ishmael, or 86 years old. This partially answers one of the opening questions, “Why did God purposely allow for the creation a religion of “wildness” spinning centuries of mayhem called Islam? Short answer: Abram wanted a son as a heir to the promises God made to him, Genesis 12:1-3. He and his wife were old with his wife thought to be beyond child bearing age.

God would promise Abram a son but they lacked the patience to wait for God to provide. Anxiety of being childless without an heir compelled them to exercise their quest for parenthood outside of God’s providence. And they paid the consequences, as we all do, including the world community for stepping outside of God’s providence. Watch out world community because your troubles are just beginning. U 2 Uncle Sam, especially u because u r the most hated by the Ishmael world.

Despite their failure God gave Abram and his wife their promised son. And despite humanities failures individually and collectively as nations, God will keep his promises. Lesson: Patience is one of the most noble of virtues, well worth its pursuance. Would the world be different today, if Abram and Sarai had exercised greater patience? And would your world be different, if greater patience had been exercised. God is about lots of things. One of them is the consequences for the lack of dependence upon his providence.

Guess it’s about time to wrap this chat up. Islam is evil because Satan has taken full advantage of the genetically flawed “wildness” that lives within every Muslim. Because of that, wherever a Muslim is found safety is endangered. Learn how to defend yourself with workable solutions to rid yourselves of this Muslim menace. May God be gracious, and bring the right combination of visionaries together because there is some serious defending to do.

Great events in world history

And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet. And on her head a crown of twelve stars. And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; behold a great red dragon; having seven heads, and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her child was caught up to God and to his thrown.

You have read some excerpts from the book of Revelation chapter twelve. Starting with verse one and ending with verse six.

Discourse:The book of Revelation is complex and a difficult book to understand. Because it combines what has occurred, with what is, and still to come. Combined with riddles, metaphors and  mystical puzzles.

If you want to understand world dynamics, do the best that you can to master the book of  Revelation. For instance, God wanted us to see from heavens perspective what transpired concerning the birth of his church through Jesus with his ascension to heaven. In a subtle way the church is seen through verses one and two. We have this phrase in verse one, “and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” God often speaks using metaphors that are picturesque of an important truth. Here God presents the royalty of his church portraying the woman wearing a crown. With the twelve stars being picturesque of his twelve disciples. Who launched the greatest human event in world history. Whose primary responsibility was, and is to make clear the following. “And there is no other God beside me, a just God and a Savior. Look to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other,” Isaiah 45:21b-22. And that crown that the woman wore is picturesque to the faithfulness to those verses from Isaiah. As acknowledged by Peter, “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away,” 1 Peter 5:4.

There we have centuries of history which is still being played out upon the world stage. Because hovering over the woman, who was to give birth to the church, verse two. Was another wonder from heaven; behold a great red dragon, heaving seven heads, and ten horns and seven crowns upon his head, verse three.

What are we to make of this great red dragon with seven heads, ten horns and seven crowns? This we know with certainty that the Bible refers to the dragon as being his enemy. (scriptural text:Revelation 12:9). And because verse three colors him red, the color of fierceness and destruction. Those seven heads are defined in, Revelation 17:10-11, as being seven kings. Which are seven papal pontiffs. With the focus by prophetic occurrences centering on the last three. Starting with the ‘one that is, verse 10, which is Pope John Paul 11. ‘And the other is yet to come,’ Pope Benedict XV1, ‘And when he comes, he must continue a short time,’ verse 10. ‘The beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.’ Which will be the reemergence of, Pope John Paul 11, from the bottomless pit. Who will become incarnated in the last pope to reign before Vatican city is destroyed. Then he will be return to perdition.

The eighth pope, who is of the seven is the false prophet. He will be joined by the ten horned kings of, Revelation 12:3, which is a ten kingdom empire governed by the anti-Christ. With that dualistic combo getting their power and authority from the dragon.

If you are interested in learning more about this trio of beasts, it can be done by starting with the discussion of, 09 July 2015.

His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman, who was ready to give birth to devour the child, as soon as it was born. And her child was caught up to God and his thrown. The woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God. That they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days. (scriptural texts:Revelation 12:4-6).

Discourse:Adding a few more observations in addition to those offered at the beginning of this discussion. In those three verses God reveals that our Christ journey will encounter destructive opposition. With the dragon being constantly on the hunt to destroy the efforts of Christians. As they seek to introduce the saving grace of Jesus Christ, to a world desperately in need of his saving grace.

And who serves, the interest of the great red dragon? The Roman Catholic church and her splintered Protestant apostate off spring. Helped along by a ten state confederacy led by the anti-Christ.

But the woman (church) (the still faithful to Christ) flee to the wilderness which is a picturesque place of recuperation and feed assurance that their persecutions are for a limited time.

Obama dangerously Illicit

Dangerously illicit indeed, dating back to the nations first president, George Washington. Who said, “Our cause is noble; it’s the cause of humanity.” A sentiment echoed by every politician since, in one way or another. And look, where it has taken the nation. Down the byways to national bankruptcy and moral decadence.
There is not an institution that has escaped the horrors of American decadency, not even the church. For it’s written, “And unto the church of the 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 or hot; I would that you were either cold or hot. Because you are lukewarm, nether cold or hot, I will spew you out of my mouth,” Revelations 3:14-16. Know this about the Laodiceans it isn’t about one church in Asia Minor. But rather, with the other preceding six churches, they are picturesque of church history.

Either now, or later on the church will have to deal with this indictment. And remember this is not lifeless wood and concrete slabs of nothingness, called churches, but it’s of a people like you and me. “Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, and know you not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked,” Revelation 3:17.

Perhaps you have noticed that old American experience of abundant richness with over the flowing of goods. Seems to be a fading American experience. With a nation of people beginning to experience the wretchedness and misery of poorness. Which seems to be creating an aura like blindness as people seem unable figure out what’s wrong with America.

America is being taught the truth of 2 Samuel 7:14, Which reads, I will be his Father, and he shall be my son. If he commits iniquity, I will chasten him with a rod of men, and with the blows of the sons of men. There is an Israeli and American connection with the covenant God made with Abraham which Isaac inherited as Abraham’s son of promise. Which created a lineage from Isaac to Jesus making the Israelis and Americans one people. God will deal with each nations treachery in separate ways. No doubt the scriptures quoted from the book of Revelation apply to churches around the world. But the American church was designed to play a significant role in global history. Because of Jacob, who was renamed Israel, and Manasseh his grandson. And it’s impossible to understand the nations national affairs without knowing that history. Which regular readers know has been covered thoroughly in previous discussions.

But the eternal voice of mercy beckons, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous, therefore 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. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches,” Revelation 3:19-20.

From there, the call is to pick up the cause of Christ. With each in their own way, according to their own ability; struggling to turn back the nations moral decadency. It’s a work to great for mortals like you and me. Therefore; through prayer, we must engage God to help us repair the byways of national bankruptcy, and decadency  which is destroying the nation.and the world community.

It’s not just a play on words, as ‘America goes, so goes the world.’ It’s the real thing. We find these words engraved in one of our most scared symbols of Americanism. It’s found in Leviticus 25:10, “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants.” It is the inscription that is found on the nations Liberty Bell. Liberty is found in Christ, who said, “I am the light of the world; those who follow me shall not walk in darkness, but shall be the light of life,” John 8:12. “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill that can not be hidden,” Matthew 5:14. Symbolized by a great beacon of light with a range of 35 miles. Standing in the waters of a New York harbor. To guide, and welcome people traveling by ship to the shores of America; the Land of Liberty. That is what America use to be about.

But in Americas new world, all that has been set aside. Set aside with less recognition of God’s light like guidance with more self and national dependence. With a new inscription proclaimed through out the land which are the secular doctrines of political correctness and cultural inclusiveness.

Done away with is President Washington’s prescription of national assimilation of all people who call themselves Americans. Meaning the taking upon one self the nations Jewish Christian heritage of values. That was the national expectation of days gone by. Today without fanfare or notice by most; Jesus in a subtle manner is applying the principles of 2 Samuel 7:14. And from those principles the nation is crumbling with a manifestation of multiple troubles which is engulfing the nation. Engulfing the nation in ways that will not allow the United States to be a light to itself or to the world community. The nation is being chastened on the world theater by the Muslim rod of men. Who are incapable of being defeated by the United States and its coalition of nations. The harder the U.S. tries, the greater will be its shame. At home the U.S. will be beaten up by the blows the sons of men. Who name Allah as their god, and honor the instructions of their prophet Muhammad.

So the journey to return America back to the land of our forefathers, which dates way back to Abraham. Through Jacob’s son Joseph and his son Manasseh. Who found himself on a winged lion. Whose wings became detached, and journeyed across the Atlantic. Landing on the shores of what would become the United States. And made to stand on two feet, like a man. (Scriptural text:Daniel 7:4). And now it’s our turn to fight for our birthright, ordained by God. But set aside by one government after another, until we’ve reached the dismal Islamic Obama administration.

The task is daunting, but doable because we have these words, “I can do all things through Christ who strengths me,” Philippians 4:13. And the encourage words of Helen Keller, who said, “The world is not only moved by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but by the masses of pushes by honest workers.”

Y Jesus wins

We know from yesterdays discussion how the church and state messed up the world. For today here are some of the consequences of mingling church and state together. Thus disallowing the gospel to do its unexplainable but very successful mysterious works. All laid out from the following scriptures. (Matthew 5:13-16, Mark 16:15 and Galatians 3:6-9).

Muslims most likely agree that American involvement in their lands from a Christian perspective. Represented the dominant factor disturbing world stability. Also agreeing that each century has to contend with and defeat some form of evil. That reality has manifested itself, as the Islamic world, put one century after another behind it. With the effects of this evil showing itself to the Muslim people. Because evil, is always in the eye of the beholder.

History teaches many lessons. One of them being that the oppressed never go to sleep. They bear a lot of suffering and humiliation, but in time they will rise up and attempt to destroy their oppressor. Sometimes with success and at other times with failure.

What is happening on the world scene today. Is the rising up of the oppressed Islamic people. Who are determined to destroy the Christian west. The Christian west calls these liberators from the British and American dominance extremists. Which is a great misnomer because it causes most to think what is occurring from these Muslim liberators is the misguided efforts of a few. Resulting in many through out the Christian west, not to take this Islamic threat in a serious manner. That is particularly so through out the United States. Because America has not learned its lesson, yet, as harshly and effectively as Europe. When America wakes up, it may well be to late, as it is, for most of Europe. Then it’s all about appeasement, hoping contain or at least limit Islamic violence.

How will this all play out on the world stage? Will the Christian west be able to once again subdue this Islamic threat to the world? Or will the oppressed throw off the shackles of oppression by destroying the Christian west?

Israel must be considered the ‘frontier post’ for the defense of the Christian west. Which it is, but that will not help Israel or the Christian west, particularly the United States.

From a biblical perspective, both Judaism and Christianity are in great danger. This means the people of these respective nation states are the ones at risk. It’s not that this subject hasn’t been discussed in previous discussions because it has been discussed. But here is some additional rational for the stated premise. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (Israel) which brought forth the man child (Jesus). And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a times, and half of a time, from the face of he serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood (meaning lies) after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. And the earth (God’s people) helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon (anti Christ empires) cast out his mouth. And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ,” Revelation 12:13-17.

King Solomon said, “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts. The horse is ready for the day of battle, but safety is from the Lord,” Proverbs 21:2;31. That is precisely the dilemma Israel and the Christian west faces. Can Israel, and the Christian west expect to find safety in the Lord? These collective nations, and most of their citizens expect safety from the Lord. But the signs along the religious roadway say otherwise. After a period acknowledged by Revelation 12:14, nourished for a time, and times, and half a time from the face of the serpent or 1260 days which equals three and half years. Then horrible  persecution will occur. Indeed the horse is ready for battle.

One of the great battles will be over Jerusalem. The Bible calls these times the Abomination of Dissolution. “And when you see Jerusalem surrounded with armies, then know the dissolution is near,” Luke 21:20. “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to do battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the woman raped; and half of the city shall go into captivity, and rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city,” Zachariah 14:2.

Why? Because it’s central to biblical prophecy for the end of this currant age. The United States will not be able to save Jerusalem for Israel. Who then will attack and inflict such successful and brutal attack upon Jerusalem? The armies from the empire of Magog and led by Gog. Which was also discussed recently.

Muslims will see  their revenge manifest itself for the Israeli building of settlements in the area. A hot controversy which always inhibited the peace process. The ravishing, and destruction of everything Israeli in Jerusalem with such severity. It’ll only last for a short time. God will do what the United States and the house of Israel couldn’t do. Save Israel! It is all in the Bible and was also discussed as regular readers know.

But hope remains, and hope is good because our combined deliverance will come. “Then shall the Lord go forth and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle,” Zechariah 14:3. “His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which faces Jerusalem on the east. And the Mount of Olives shall shall be split in two, from east to west. Making a very large valley; half the mountain shall move toward the north, and half toward the south,”Zachariah 14:4.

With the Jews, and we Christians suffering greatly because we turned away from God, and rejected Jesus Christ in so many ways.

Commonality Betrayal and Sacrifice

“The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing,” Albert Einstein.

Any moralizing over the tenets of good verses evil will accomplish little. Because humanity is domed to do evil, with most relishing the accomplishment of evil. When evil prevails, it’s because some, who look on are to frightened to intervene. While others are eager participants, or might even be silent admirers of evil. Because it’s the the normal nature for those outside the influence of Jesus Christ. The difference was discussed yesterday.

That’s why Jesus took upon himself our nature but with out our evil tendencies. Offering himself to the Father, as a sacrifice for our evils. So that we might know God. And through Jesus Christ with our new natures, we would have newness of life and purpose, 2 Corinthians 5:17. Doing evil, or looking the other way, are not acceptable options to God. They fall under the jurisdiction of 2 Chronicles 33:15-16, once transformed with newness of life, clean up the old mess. And Revelation 22:12, even though blessed with newness in Christ, judgment could be eminent.

What God expects is for his Body of Believers to prosecute his cause in a relentless manner. That is what Jesus meant, when he ordered Christians to take up his cross and follow in his tradition, Matthew 16:24.

It is also associated with the millions of Christians, who will break bread and drink of his cup on any given Sunday. This observance is important to Christ. With an emphasis upon the Kingdom of God. Our Christ observed this historical event as the feast of unleavened bread, as he gathered his disciples unto himself, Matthew 26:17-21. Later, how much later, we do not know, but he passed the tradition onto us which we call the Lord’s Super, Matthew 26:26-29. Simply put, it’s the tradition for observing His betrayal and sacrifice. It has two applications, as a memorial supper. First, as Christ was betrayed and rose above it to become our sacrifice. So shall his followers suffer betrayals, but must rise above it, even to the point of sacrifice of ones life for His cause.

We observe a sacred tradition with its abuses having serious consequences. Because it’s associated with his cause symbolized by his cross with the prosecution of his gospel. And it is a sacrament for those worn out from being on the battlefields were ever evils are encountered. It was not instituted to be one of those ‘happy days’ where warm smiles and handshakes are exchanged. It is a remembrance of the life work of Christ, accompanied with His suffering. It has been passed onto the Body of Believers for our association with Him in the carry on of his cross and the prosecution of his causes. In so doing, we are helping prepare the way for the Kingdom of God on this earth. No small matter for students of the Bible.

At your next communion, combine both observances, His and yours.

Gas prices and biblical prophecy

Some people, who analyze the cost of gasoline contend that the capitalistic theory of supply and demand is not responsible for the cost of gasoline. They argue that there are three key reasons for the pricing of gasoline. A menacing culprit, who has no mercy on  consumers is greed. Accompanied by public fears about not having a enough money to get by on, and a fundamental change in who the investors are. They see more investors after our gold reserves. They are not Americans! They control the rich oil fields through out Arab/Muslim lands.This trend is unsettling to the stock market. Which has a spiraling effect, causing many commodities to increase in price, besides oil.

The most likely major contributing reason for the constant ups and downs of gas prices. Is the perpetual global turmoil in the Middle East. But the fear that should be feared concerning global turmoil is the U.S led attacks against ISSI in Syria. Forget Syrian air defense systems against the coalitions aircraft for violating Syrian air space. Assad knows he can’t prevail there, so he might broaden his self defense strategy by attacking Israel. Something Assad has wanted to do for sometime. Israel is already on the record by saying that if Syrian missiles land in Israel, then all of Syria will go up in flames. That has the potential to engulf the entire oil rich region in war. Then the motoring public will not have to worry about soaring or dipping gas prices. Because most likely there will not be any gas to buy. What gasoline can be gotten will be solely for government purposes. Who at best, might make rationing of gas available to the public. At prices so prohibited that most could not afford to pay the price.

It’s unlikely that Assad has anything to worry about because all the players know the consequences. ISSI will not be defeated because they will have Syria as a safe haven. And ISSI can absorb, and survive any, and all bombings. Obama, and his generals are confident that Arab/Muslim ground forces will be able to mop up the residue. Plain, and simple, it isn’t going to happen. Which in the end will demonstrate that Obama and his generals do not understand the Arab/Muslim mind set!

It’s questionable if ISSI can be pushed out of Iraq. If ISSI is, it’ll be short lived because they have carved out their nation state. Keeping Iraq in tack will require a permanent American presences in Iraq. At the cost of much shedding of American blood. And presidential 2016 hopefuls, knowing the electorates lack of appetite for war. Find themselves into the blame game and not truth telling. ISSI knows that, and realizes that the U.S. is about a lot huffing but not much puffing.

There are those who hold to the theory that it’s the perpetual global turmoil in the Middle East that is the cause of soaring and dipping gas prices. Arguing that Jesus gave us signs that are certain to effect gas prices. Which will disturb the entire global economy. Causing all kinds of shortages, like jobs and food. It could well be the worse global depression the world has ever known. How could it be any different as this period of biblical history gallops to a conclusion? Jesus said, “Be careful so that you are not deceived. When you hear about wars and rumors of war, do not be troubled. For such things need to occur, but the end is not yet,” Mark 13:5;7.

To grasp this read, or re-read my, 24 September 2014, discussion, “Syria’s Assad God’s man of the hour.” And tell if you think it can be any other way? And if you are ambitious, and want to understand world history from God’s perspective. Preview the discussions in between and there will be more such discussions in the future. Those postings will provide small pieces on the puzzle board. And as each piece fits together, you’ll be able to see what Jesus meant, when he said, “these things need to occur but the end is not yet.”

When you see this history unleashed, then become more troubled, but do not worry if you are secure in God’s saving grace. This is God’s way of getting humanities attention to repent, and accept God’s offer of salvation. John 3:16-18. Carefully note verse 17 and its global importance.

When you see this, and the formation for this event is underway. God will make Jerusalem a place of trembling. For all the people globally because the nations will be gathered to take control of not only Jerusalem, but also Judah, Zechariah 12:2. And if you have been following this series of postings, then you know that Judah is our modern day Israel. And a foreign power King Jared of Assyria will occupy Jerusalem. And, the United States will be helpless to intervene.

The saga of world prophecy will continue. Times will be so horrific, such as never experienced by humanity. Christ himself must intervene to save humanity from extinction, Matthew 24:22.

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