“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think that they think; and the other eighty-five would rather die than think,” Thomas Edison.
Must be how Trump gained the presidency.
“Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think that they think; and the other eighty-five would rather die than think,” Thomas Edison.
Must be how Trump gained the presidency.
Expressions tagged as cursing cause some to fear but it’s unnecessary. They associate God Damit and Jesus Christ, when used to express frustration or anger, as blasphemy. Which, has its roots in Exodus 20:7. Where we find this admonishment issued, then penned by the finger tip of God upon clay tablets, “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain. for the LORD will not hold him guiltless, who takes His name in vain.” Such expressions are not acts of blasphemy. Though they are tasteless, disrespectful and insulting to God Almighty.
Most people are caught up with issues that have no lasting substance. Some are personal while other such issues impact the masses of people, but nevertheless having no lasting substance. The focus should be to understand world events from a biblical perspective. They have lasting substance because of its eternal significance and consequences. The world community of people needs to come to grips with the religious and political occurrences that have been boiling for centuries. Just when they’ll boil over, no one knows. When it occurs people will understand what the Archangel Michael meant when he said, “Woe unto the inhabitants of the earth,” Revelation 12:12. A stark warning impacting few with fear. I fear!
This discussion is about what is not, and what is blasphemous to God. Because the beast of Revelation 13:1, has 7 heads with the word blasphemy written on them. And, that beast would blaspheme against God. And that it will war against the saints, Christians, and all persons, tongues and nations upon the earth, Revelation 13:5-7. Not to be forgotten is the worship of this beast by the worlds inhabitants, Revelation 13:4.
What institution on this earth claims to have the power to stand in God’s place on this earth? None other than the Roman Catholic Church. Whose collective agents, starting with the Pope. And his subservient priests, who claim to forgive sins through their sacrament of absolution. Meaning to stand in for Christ on earth forgiving sins. Both occurrences represent the deadly sin of blasphemy against God. When all is said, and done about the frenzy of events that will impact our global community. So many know so little about them. Do your self a favor and learn more about them.
Here is a taste of what you’ll discover. It’s about our enemies, who commit blasphemy against God. Sometime in the future a political movement suspected as being the European Union, or the revised Roman Empire will emerge. And will join a religious movement suspected as being the Roman Catholic church. Whose combination of powers comes from the dragon, Revelation 13:2. Woe indeed to the inhabitants of this earth for the cement is hardening. Daniel saw this political/religious structure as iron. But when it collapses it breaks humanity to pieces, Daniel 2:40-43. And the dragon will live for awhile tormenting earths inhabitant. And his power, and influence will impact your household reaching into future households yet to come, Revelation 13:5-10.
And by all means pay attention to Pope Francis because he could be the final pope of Revelation 17:10-11. Or the one who might, or could be emeritus Benedict XV1. Throne into the mix is the other, who is not, but is yet to come. Some think he’ll be, the incarnation of John Paul 11, into one of those popes. Who will be for short time, and it’s Pope Francis who has announced his papacy will be of short duration. Interesting. Because he might be the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven. Meaning he previously had been a pope. And it was thought that he might assume the name Petrus Romanus meaning Peter the Roman which Pope Francis passed over.
The Apostle Peter, was not the first pope. Though popes have argued that Peter was the first disciple empowered by Jesus to be God’s human presence on earth. The real Christ imposter is declared to be a beast full of names of blasphemy, Revelation 17:3, and full of abominations and filthiness because of her fornication, Revelation 17:4. A Christ imposter drunk with the blood of the saints and martyrs of Jesus, Revelation 12:5. Because the pope that was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit and shall return to perdition or hell, Revelation 17:8. And this pope might well fulfill a long sought after papacy conquest. Which happens to be the established of his papacy, in Jerusalem. And eventually, from there committing the blasphemous act of declaring himself to be God.
Setting the stage for the great and fearful day of the LORD or great tribulation. Forty and two months of pure hell on earth. Perhaps, I’ll pick up on that as a discussion sometime in the future. Because what you have read must be accepted as speculation for now. Because what we know for certain is that it will happen, as recorded in Revelation seventeen. We just don’t know when for sure.
But for now, hopefully, blasphemy, or the taking of the name of the LORD in vain. Coupled with knowing what is blasphemy, and what blasphemy is not is somehow better understood.
Thomas Jefferson once paid tribute to the nations first president, by saying. “His integrity was the most pure, his sense of justice the most inflexible that I have ever known, no motives of self interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and great man.”
From another world where the office of the presidency is meaningless. The Persian empire, or the Islamic Republic of Iran. Because the president serves at the pleasure of a collection of religious thugs. Who worship death more than life, and bound to an ideology that has always projected political superiority through religion.
Arguing that the use of religion as political theory caused Islam to supersede the message of Christendom. But for centuries Islam has failed, in failure, Islam has always turned to violence as a means of proving its superiority, as it is doing today. The common practice for Islamic nations is to turn losers into a winners by creating fantasy democratic societies. They then turn loose the peoples elected agents to prepare the way for more violence as a means of bringing Islam to the world.
Important to understanding Middle East conflicts paying particular attention to Egypt and Syria. Because Egypt will play a pivotal role in end of the world as we know it today. From a biblical theological perspective. As will Syria, when the dust finally settles there, as will Iraq and Iran. Caught in the crossfire of those conflicts is the nation of Israel. Which automatically means, so is the United States.
While the emeritus president of the Islamic Republic of Iran. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said “My mission is to makeÂ a way for the glorious return of Imam Mahdi.” Though he’s gone, Shiite Muslim theology is not. Made infamous from Daniel’s prophecy recorded in chapter 5:28, Peres, “Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.” World changers among the ancients and our modern day millenniums.
Who is Imam Mahdi? What is the significance of Shiite Muslim theology? Understanding the answers to those questions is necessary for understanding the Middle East. With those answers will come the realization that the region is indeed a nuclear reactor waiting to explode.
Muslim Shiite eschatology (doctrine of future things) Holds the Mahdi (guided one) will return, and change the world into a perfect Islamic society. This perfect Islamic society will last for seven years. Then Imam Mahdi will bring about the final judgment, ending the world.
Shiite Muslims believe the conditions must be right for Imam Mahdi’ return. Those conditions will present themselves through certain signs. Shiite Muslims believe the conditions are right because the signs are distinguishable.
“One of those distinguishable signs is the presence of the United States in the region. Imposing its evil ways upon the Muslim world. Declaring itself to be the perfect providers for the salvation of the Muslim world,”according to Hamidreza Taraghi of the Islamic Coalition Society.
Shiite Muslims in Iran have been urging people to prepare themselves for the return of Imam Mahdi. They say, “Two things must be accomplished. Iran must be turned into a great, strong and advanced Islamic society. Then they must abhor the corruption, greed and complete excesses of Christendom. In particular, those of the United States, the great whore of excesses and corruption.”
Some Shiite Muslims saw the significance of such signs as a call toÂ prepare themselves for Imam Mahdi’ return. Because they themselves, will be involved in a “HISTORIC WAR.” This war between Islam and Christendom is old dating back centuries. Sometimes Islam won great battles and at other times Christendom would triumph. The problem according to some Shiite Muslims is that Islam has been mostly subdued. The last battle field to fall to Christendom was the creation of the Zionist state on Islamic lands they declared.
Such adherents are hopeful that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will end. With that disgraceful blot of Israel being wiped from the face of the Islamic world. And soon, Egypt will be added to the mix to agitate the problem even more and so will Syria, if Bashar al Assad falls. Making Israel less secure because Egypt and Syria will model themselves after the Iranian regimes theology. And the repercussions will be felt here in America.
Shiite Muslims believe that it’s imperative that Muslim lands be taken back. Then made pure by the people of the book (Qur’an). So that they can welcome back Imam Mahdi (guided one) free of any idolatrous filth.
What’s wrong with the United States foreign policy is that they never expected anything like that to occur in the Middle East, except for expanded conflicts. Sanctions are a favored ploy through the United Nations will not work. neither will regional negotiations between the parties. And, neither will strategic military strikes.
Purpose through the will Allah can’t be denied because the Arab/Muslim world believe that they are destined to make history. History makers divinely inspired by their god, Allah.
The United States is convinced that sanctions and negotiations will reign in religious zealotry in the Middle East. Sooner or later, most likely sooner the Arab/Muslim world will move to eradicate the Israeli presence from the region. With that accomplished there will no need for a two state solution, or the sharing of Jerusalem as each nations capital city. While the U.S. is stuck on sanctions and negotiations, Israel is not. Israel will not allow any move aided by the Iranians to remove what they consider a disgraceful blot from among the Arab/Muslim world. It’ll only result in that disgraceful blot of Arabs/Muslims. Being humiliated again before the global community. As Israel will only expand its possession of the lands of Abraham and Isaac.
Hope for conflict resolution between Israel and her neighbors is all about blindness. Because this American government doesn’t understand the trends of the times, as clearly defined for Christendom from the source of all beginnings and endings, our Bible. And recorded, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,” says the Lord, “Who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty,” Revelation 1:8. And, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last,” Revelation 22:13.
“The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with the other, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office,” H.L. Mencken 1880-1956.
The journey marches on as we prepare to encounter the demands of the beasts of Revelation thirteen. The encounter will not be pleasant and the back pages of history give us a glimpse of what to expect in the future.
With governments modeling their jurisdiction after God’s model but with different objectives. One such objective is to create kingdoms unto themselves. But without implementing God’s sacred ordinances, unless it advances the conquests of their own kingdoms. Then God serves their purposes. Otherwise bow or face ugly consequences. Which creates a whole new set of propositions for God’s people. Because it is written, “Every one who is called by name; for I have created him for my glory; I have formed him; yes! I have made him,” Isaiah 43:7. Working for God’s glory will put any devout follower of God, at cross purposes with any government. Then push will come to shove with history showing governments prevailing in the short term.
People before the time of Christ were a special people, called by God to preform specific duties. With obligations to ignore customs and laws in opposition to God’s customs and laws. But as we shall see, failure to submit to the wishes of earthly kingdoms can have severe consequences.
After the birth of Christ, we like the Israelites, were, and are called by God to perform specific duties. And if Christians find themselves in a position contrary to Christ’s teachings and refuses to comply. Very serious consequences, no doubt, will be presented beckoning their compliance. Most will succumb because of training from infancy which advocates country before God. To the shame of the church, the body of believers has remained mostly silent. A topic which will be addressed in a future posting.
But first, a look at the back pages of history. In ancient times, Haman came unto King Ahasuerus and said, “There is a certain people scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in the provinces of your kingdom, and their laws are different from all people; neither keep they the king’s laws. Therefore it is not for the king’s profit to tolerate them,” Ester 3:8. Rest assured that will be the destiny of many people with far fewer transgressions as time progresses.
By reading Ester, chapter three, we discover the same legal format for jurisdictional dominance. Discussed in the previous posting. First announced by God then copied by earthly governments. Going back to the times when the Jews were held captive in Persia which serves as one example. Right up today under the edicts of Congress and made lawful by President Obama.
In many ways the church of Jesus Christ is held captive like the Israelites in Persia. Most Christians obey the laws of their government, even when they directly counter the demands of Jesus Christ. Perhaps because they sense opposition to such laws. Would lead Congress to announce to the President, as did Haman to King Assures. A certain people living within your kingdom do not keep the King’s laws. They follow a law different from yours and all other peoples.
And sure enough, the process of legal consequences was initiated, Ester 3:9-15. Verse 13 reads, “And letters were sent … to destroy, to kill and cause to perish all Jews….” “The posts went out, being hastened by the king’s commandment, … and the King and Hamon sat to drink; …,” Ester 3:15
Now to fast forward to New Testament history. And you shall be hated of all men for my names sake…,” Matthew 10:22. “It is not enough for the disciple that he be like his teacher, and the servant like his Lord. If they have called the master (Jesus) of the house of Beelzebub, who is the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in the people of disobedience, Ephesians 2:2, how much more shall they call them of his, (Jesus) household?” Matthew 10:25.
What would cause the U.S. government to accuse Christians of Beelzebub behavior? Especially when Beelzebub is suggestive of a person, not in full possession of their mental faculties. More like a person disturbed by the influences of demonic influences.
Those are some of the oppressions people from the back pages of history experienced. It is more difficult today to order mass murders. For people setting aside the laws of their government in favor of the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is more than just a cliche to put God first than country. But one would be hard pressed to convince the non-Christian public that its more than just a cliche.
But all that will be enhanced as the beasts of Revelation thirteen comes to power on the world scene.
It is said, and so it is, though the Roman Empire fell as a world political power with Christian influence in AD 476, it is very much with us today. Today she sits as the City of Seven Hills in Rome, Italy and known as Vatican City, so say some. And recognized as a sovereign state within a state. No doubt the envy of many separatist in the United States.
The Roman Catholic Church measures out a considerable amount of influence, as she labors to encourage nation states to embrace Catholic positions on gay unions, abortions, birth control, death penalty, human suffering and war. But absent from her lexicon is the call of nation states to encourage the citizenry to repent lest they should perish. Experiencing the second death as discussed yesterday.
Despite that absence Catholicism is still measured as a religion because Catholicism has sold the world that the pope stands literally in Christ’s place on earth. Making the Roman Catholic Church a global power. And her power through her popes will grow and intensify, as history moves forward. With exponential powers of miraculous miracles stunning the world. (scriptural texts:Matthew 24:24, signs and wonders; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4;9, sits as God, with power, signs and wonders; Revelation 16:13-14, threesome of evil with signs, and able to mobilize world governments to fight against God Almighty).
This is the succession of this papal order, as we progress through the aforementioned scriptures. And the angel said to me, “Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her which has the seven heads and and the ten horns.
The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and goes to perdition. And those who dwell on earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and was not, and yet is. Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits. There also are seven kings, five have fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes he must continue a short time. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eight, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. (scriptural texts:Revelation 17:8-11).
The Catholic Encyclopedia lists 266 popes. Dating from Peter, who they erroneous say reigned from 32-67 AD concluding with Benedict XV1. God doesn’t give a hoot about their chronology. Instead He gives us this chronology. There seven kings (remember Vatican City is a sovereign state) five are fallen, one is, and the other has not yet come. And when he comes, he must continue a short time. The beast that was, and is not, is himself also the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. (scriptural texts: Revelation 17:10-11).
Discourse: God through his divine providence has given us a prophetic mystery of seven popes. With one which will reign twice as a pope He is of the eight. With God calling all eight beasts. Eventually it will play out like this on the world stage. FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY BECAUSE WE HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING WITH CERTAINTY IF THAT’S GOD’S PROPHETIC ORDER. Lets say Benedict is the seventh beast. Then the sixth beast would have been Pope John Paul 11, who scriptures say will be the beast that was, and is not is himself the eighth, and is of the seven, and is going to perdition. Meaning after Benedict dies, Pope John Paul 11 will emerge from hell or the bottomless pit, Revelation 17:8. Then to be returned to the bottomless pit. Thrown into the mix is Pope Francis. Is Francis the one that was, and is not and is himself the eight. Thus suggesting that Francis is the Antichrist. Scripturally it can’t be because Benedict still lives. A mystery indeed reaching us today. Because the angel said to John, “Why did you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her which has the seven heads and ten horns.”
Secular humanism refers to to Vatican City as the city sitting on seven hills. But not God because he calls them seven heads on seven mountains which the woman sits, verse nine.
This is the final fate of seven heads on seven mountains. “The kings of the earth, who committed fornication and lived luxuriously with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning.” Standing at a distance, for fear of her torment, saying, “Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come. And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore.” (scriptural texts:Revelation 18:9-11).
Threesome of evil a fit ending, “The devil, who deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. Where the beast, the one who was, and is not, and yet to come the son of perdition one of the seven, who emerged from the bottomless pit is now returned, and false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and nigh forever and ever.” (scriptural texts:Revelation 20:10).
Next: The truth about Peter:The legacy of Catholicism evil run
In a Fort Hood,Texas court room sat evil in the personage of a make believe army major. But reallyÂ a demon, bearing the body, dress with markings of an army major. A demon because our shape shifting foe, the devil has the ability to take up residency in host subjects like honored Muslim but disgraced Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan. That was on November 2009, but on Wednesday, 28 August 2013, he was sentenced to death.
Just in case the aforementioned statements might have raised some eye brows. Thinking that they are personal opinions without authentic substance. In order to rest those concerns here is what Jesus said to Peter. “Get behind me, Satan! You are an offense to me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but of man,” Matthew 16:23. Suggesting that Peter was being influenced by an inner force which didn’t allow him to perceive the God perspective, as when freed from demonic influence.Â Also suggesting, that such influence aren’t always manifested in outward disturbing behavior, but can also be very subtle.
With Jesus beingÂ accused by the local authorities of casting out demons by an evil force, Matthew 12:24, Jesus responded and said, But if I cast out demons by the spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you,” Matthew 12:28. Suggesting without being a Christian, it’s impossible to understand demonic world of evil.
On another occasions, Jesus ordered an unclean spirit to depart from a man. With Jesus asking this unclean spirit his name. The demon replied, my name is Legion, for we are many, Mark 5:8-9.
Then the close friend of Jesus, John, saw a future event. Reporting, after theseÂ things, I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illuminated with his glory. And he cried mightily with a loud voice saying! “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean bird,” Revelation 18:2.
Clearly establishing the authenticity for evil forces to reside in humans! With Muslim NidalÂ Malik Hasan serving asÂ supreme host. In a court room in, November 2009, sat 32 witnesses facing down evil in that court room, recalling the day when, Muslim Nidal Malik Hasan walked into their Soldier Readiness Paper Work Processing Center. Screaming ‘Allahu Akbar,’ Allah is greater. Wearing medical tags, and staring straight ahead, andÂ raising his weapon and firing about 100 rounds. Leaving 13 dead and many wounded.
On that day in, November 2009, 60 news organizations had registered to cover Muslim Nidal Malik Hasan evidentiary hearing for the bloody massacre he created. As the power of one or more unclean spirits of Legion manifested their influence, when in control of their subject. With Retired Army Colonel, John P. Galligan, Muslim Nidal Malik Hasan lead attorney. Assuring everyone that he was committed to sparring the life of his client. Perhaps by introducing an insanity defense. But many of the surviving witnesses, and their families, along with many among the general public. They want this answered, how could one uniformed like them, turn on them?
First Major Nidal Malik Hasan isn’t one of them, he’s a Muslim. Who coldly calculated and played upon an ancient adage, “A bird in hand is worth more than two in the bush.” Suggesting it’s better to have a small real advantage than the possibility of a greater one. His defense counsel has no defense, other than to admit, he’s crazy. Because such minds can’t comprehend demonic possession. Which drives people to challenge God, as the contest of the centuries which is to destroy the authenticity of God Almighty. With the news media desperately trying to piece together for a stunned America, how could such a bizarre massacre occur on an United States Military base?
That Muslim devil dismissed his lawyers in order to represent himself. Hoping to paint a picture of a martyr rather than a deranged criminal.
There is no explanation apart from the aforementioned scriptures and the historical conquest that is to follow with the next discussion.
Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Abel to leap tall buildings in a single leap. Yes it’s Superman! The strange visitor from another planet with powers greater than mortal men. Who fought for truth, justice and the American way. The fictional account of a newspaper reporter dating back to the 1950′ and is even entertaining us today.
But, what is to follow is not fictional. It’s the real stuff. Earth bound from another place though. Real with seemingly like powers of Superman. Dedicated to non-truths, convincing falsehoods and all about destroying the American way. And indeed it’s supernatural! They are obsessed with evil, and we know them from their satanic possession as Ishmaelites or Muslims. Muslims were introduced to the world as a wild uncontrollable force in Genesis 16:11-12. Which reads in part, “You shall call his name Ishmael. And he shall be a wild man; and his hand ‘WILL’ be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.” Fewer truer words have ever been spoken. Look around globally if one must because Islamic wildness is everywhere.
But also of real stuff are Christians, who are fighting for truth and justice from the Christ perspective which is the American way. We are not of this world either because we are mere sojourners here preserving the Christ message. Which in part is recorded in Matthew 5:10-14, the reestablishing of America to its rightful helm. As the light on a hill that will shine and can’t be hidden, because it’s for the glory of Jesus, who is in heaven. And the light will shine brightly because Americans are disparate for the light.
But our enemies are formidable, the devils crowd, wherever a Muslim is found, and some within our our own government. Who liken opposition to Islam to determined behaviors as bringing about national and international ramifications. But when, those ramifications strike at home or abroad, they fault the truth tellers. But some Americans wonder if the truth tellers got it right. So they always add, calm down, It’s only the work of a small contingent of Islamic radicals, who don’t represent real Islam. So the same ghost telling fables keep getting repeated.
The American public must come to the realization that all Muslims are radicals. By demand from their radical war manual, the Qur’an. And that America is engaged in a world war battle against an ideology, that is foreign to everything American. Every Muslim plays a significant role for the destruction of America. Those less prone blow themselves up at some predetermined location or place a explosive device to maximize the greatest number of casualties. Are nevertheless complicit in their violence because they congregate together in the same mosque. By offering support and comfort for those willing to wear the explosive vest. Being somewhat shamed because they are less inclined to be martyred. For the sake of a glorious, and preferred welcome into paradise which is advocated by their holy war manual, the Qur’an.
And never be fooled by their gestures of kindness like feeding the homeless. It’s nothing more than a cover for their preferred mode which is violence. Because that is their scriptural designation, from our Bible. Which proves to be true everyday. They are a mean, wild and uncontrollable people, as noted in Genesis 16:12. Who fight violently among themselves and non-Muslims. They brought their war to America with their 9/11 attacks. The world was sold a bad bill of goods by the Nazis and the world paid dearly for their purchase. So will be the case, if Americans continue to buy the Islamic bill of goods. Islam is a peaceful religion.
Islam is, an ideology of evil and that evil is governed by their Qur’an. They call that governance sharia law. Which allows for amputations; honor killings for shaming the father. Female genital mutilation, and where fathers choose husbands for their daughters. Where women must have their husbands permission for simple freedoms. Where women can not divorce their husbands. Under sharia law a woman’s word has less value than that of a man.
Islam represent an unprecedented evil which is appreciated by far to few. Which is understandable because many people have multiple concerns about their personal futures. With little time to spare to be concerned about Islam. With many seeing Christianity as confrontational and bothersome to community and world stability. Which is occurring, because America by choice, is becoming less Christian. Islam is different because its not a religion. Islam is an oppressive legalistic militaristic form of governance. Which has global dominance as its ultimate goal. Much like that of Nazism but far more dangerous. Because Muslims very cleverly, uses the camouflage of religion, as a weapon to advance its ideology freely through out the community of nation.
Concerning the workforce: In general the people serve as an expendable commodity. It’s not put that way but the end result says it all. After all, Jesus said, “You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns or figs of thistles?” Matthew 7:16. Profits are represented by the grapes and figs. With the thorns and thistles representing a disposable workforce. Perhaps it is time to put into play the law of the prophets. Because Jesus said, “All things whatever you would that men would do unto you, do unto them,” Matthew 7:12. The fruit that is absent from our modern day workforce is the belly for a good fight. In truth the thorns and thistles are the various governors of modern day America. The remedy for those dried up thorns and thistles is a revitalized workforce returning America to a land grapes and figs.
Some additional thoughts:
And when he goes to heaven
To Saint Peter he will tell:
Another Marine reporting, sir;
I’ve served my time in hell.
Epitaph on grave of Pfc. Cameron (1942)
It’s laughable that an immoral government sees itself as moral voice for the community of nations. America once was the moral voice of the world but not any more. Especially in the Arab/Muslim world, therefore, the Unites States must end its role in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Because the region is an Arab/Muslim problem. But certain powers, like Saudi Arabia, will not allow it. Based upon the United States dependence on Saudi oil. Other nation states in the region want continued American involvement in the region too. After all, they prefer American blood to be shed than that of their countrymen. To many Pfc Cameron’s have died for people, who want to see the Islamization of the United States.
The real battle to be fought is right here in the United States against all those national and internationally, who want to see an Islamic flag flying over the White House within fifty years.
Holy Mother Earth, the trees and nature are witnesses of thoughts and deeds. Author unknown.
Beam me up Scotty. There is no intelligent life here. Star Trek.
A person of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within. The essential causes of Rome’s decline lay in her people, her morals, her class struggle, her failing trade, her bureaucratic despotism, her stifling taxes, her consuming wars, Will Durant.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power, but that of self interest backed by force. George Bernard Shaw.
Champions are built to overcome adversity, Gen. G.S. Patton.
This is the time to show what we are made of, Baseball historian, Marty Appel, former New Yankees Media Relations Director.
Give me twenty six lead soldiers ( letters of the alphabet) and I will change the world, Karl Marx.
Five letters sum up the Obama presidency. SNAFU ~~~~ Situation Normal All Fouled UP. Source unknown.
America struggles to make sense out of constant nonsense, as yesterdays discussion ended. And today’s discussion is introduced. From the scriptures cited, when the smoke settled and locusts flooded the earth. But they were not insects, they were humans! They possessed a deadly weapon, likened to that of the deadly sting of a scorpion. They were commanded not to destroy the grass or trees. Their destiny, tormented those, who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads, but don’t kill them. However, the torments are so severe they’ll wish for their deaths. But death, isn’t allowed to take them.
Keep in mind as you read on that all scripture have duel purposes. We learn this from the Apostle Paul. Who wrote, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God. And is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,” 2 Timothy 3:16.
From that scripture, the focus is upon the word reproof. Meaning to be rebuked and censured with the sole purpose of bringing about spiritual correction. Because, that is what instruction in righteousness is all about.
We already know that the emergence of those locusts came from the abode of the dead, Hades. And early on, though evil, their evil is limited. First they are not allowed to torment people with the seal of God on their foreheads. Right there, God reestablishes His never ending promise that not even the gates of hell will be able to prevail against His church. And His church isn’t concrete palaces, but rather people, who have been born again, as noted in 2 Corinthians 5:17. A people irregardless of gender, race or ethnicity have responded to His invitation, follow me. And bear fruit worthy of your repentance. (Scriptural texts:Matthew 16:18; Matthew 4:19 [fishers of men]; Matthew 18:24 [life of denial]; then combing the fruits thereof, Matthew 3:8).
The earth is a miserable place to live because we His church have failed the aforementioned graphical scriptures.
So what’s the purpose of all this? The purposes are multiple with one of them tagged in above. Which is for instruction in righteousness. As we are instructed to seek the kingdom of God, and His righteousness. Then all things will be given to us in due time. With the prize provided being His kingdom on earth. (Scriptural texts:Matthew 6:33;Psalms 48:2;Matthew 25:34;Revelation 11:15).
The earth is a place contested by forces antagonistic to God’s purposes. And for continued discussion purposes, they are typologically seen as locusts. Representing the earths most predominate evils with the deadly stings of a scorpion. Unable to extinguish God’s church by divine oracle. Not so, for the billions of people not of the family of God. Death they want but it flees them. For even death must obey God. Who are these locusts? Many in number like nation states. Including those, who advocate same sex marriages. And many others, who are gaining momentum, as they triumphantly marginalize God’s voice on earth, we His church. As evil as these locusts are, they pale in evil, when compared with the evils of Roman Catholicism and Islam. Both of which have tormented humanity with unprecedented evils for centuries. And their locusts stings will intensify, as the church age grows older. Tired from the lack of a Christ centered nutritional diet. And waiting, for the triumphant return of their redeemer.
Much could be written about the scorpion sting of Catholicism. But suffice to say that any mortal, like a pope, who asserts to stand in the place of Christ on earth. With the power to forgive sin and condemn souls to hell. Is practicing blasphemy against God Almighty and will pay the consequences. One such consequence is the destruction of the city that sits on seven hills. As always, it’s best to let the word speak for itself. “For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire. For strong is the Lord God, who judges her. … saying, alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come.” (Scriptural texts:Revelation 18:5;8;10).
Islam: Represents the war of the ages. Paul succinctly summed up this war, when he wrote, “But as then, he that as born after the flesh (Ishmael the father of Islam) persecuted him (Isaac) that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.” (Scriptural text:Galatians 4:29).
The locust like menace of Islam is determined to destroy Judaism and Christianity. Which is necessary, in order to replace the son of the Spirit with the son of the flesh. But as declared by divine oracle, it will not occur. But torment they will with their scorpion arsenal of weapons. To the degree that death is pictured as the desired experience.
So, to be forewarned is to be forearmed, then what is the solution. There is no human solution because we mortals can’t reverse what God has foreordained. But there is a heavenly solution issued, by Jesus Himself. In what is referred to as the Olivet Discourse, where Jesus tells us more about the various locust infestations. Giving us this solution, “But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world, as a witness to all nations. Then the end will come,” Matthew 24:13-14. Making for the perfect remedy, for all those antagonistic forces opposed to God’s purposes.
Catholicism scorpion sting is one of deception while Islam’s scorpion sting is one of violence. But the Christ way, is the peaceful preaching of the gospel of His kingdom. Which has different ramifications, depending on where one is on their Christ like journey. The Christ way always has a beginning which Christ made crystal clear. When He said, “I tell you no; but unless you repent, you will likewise perish,” Luke 13:3. And, “Most assuredly, I say unto you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God,” John 3:3.
Jerusalem had been devastated with it’s surrounding walls utterly crushed to the ground. The Chaldean commander of this massacre was none other the infamous King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon.
But before this occurred, the King of Judah, when he saw the advancing armies fled the city. Only to be pursued by the Chaldean army and overtaken. Bringing the Jewish King back to King Nebuchadnezzar to face judgment. With King Nebuchadnezzar killing, King Zedekiah sons in his very presences. Then killing all the nobles, who served in the King’s court. And as a final act of brutality, he blinded the Jewish King. Having him chained and transferred to Babylon. Also taken captive for the trip to Babylon were many residents of Jerusalem.
But a remnant of Jews survived the massacre, and remained in the destroyed city. Now Nebuzaradan, Captain of the Guard, was in charge of transporting the Jewish captives to Babylon. But before he departed, for some unexplained reason, he showed pity, and mercy upon those Jews who remained in Jerusalem. He provided for the poor people, who had nothing. Giving them fields and vineyards. One can only surmise that this act of kindness was provided, so that these Jews could survive. But more likely it occurred because God directs the affairs of men. Causing even their enemies to do the unexpected. Moving among the unsuspecting nations without their awareness. It’s a biblical principle found in Daniel 2:21-22. First, “And he changes the times and seasons; (2) he removes kings, and sets up kings, (3) he gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to to those, who know understanding; (4) He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light is with Him.” Like He did to King Zedekiah, King of Judah, after setting him upon his throne in Jerusalem. Like King Zedekiah, God will use whatever means necessary to cause us to stumble and fall. So that some how, not clearly understood, we are picked up. So that we might do the right thing towards God. The mysteries of God manifest themselves in ways not always noticed or understood by we mire mortals.
Now, while all this mayhem of destruction was occurring in Jerusalem. Jeremiah, the Jewish prophet, who had attempted to warn King Zedekiah of Judah of impending doom. Because he, and the people had turned to worship false God’s. Refusing to listen to repeated advice from from Jeremiah, as provided by the Lord. Thus provoking the Lord to be angry with the King and the Jews in Jerusalem. Finally bringing about unnecessary suffering and death.
Which Resulted in Jeremiah being cast into prison in Jerusalem. Suffering near unbearable prison conditions. Because of his prophecies that Jerusalem would fall into the hands of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Causing the King’s advisers to accuse him of being a traitor to the King and the people of Jerusalem.
Then King Nebuchadnezzar, commanded Nebuzaradan, his captain of the guard. Saying, “Take him (Jeremiah) and look after him, and do no harm; but do to him just as he says to you.” So, Jeremiah was released from prison.
As he had, received additional instruction while in prison. Upon his release he carried them out. He found the Ethiopian, Ebed-Melech saying to him, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold! I will bring my word upon this city for adversity and not for good, and they shall be performed in that day before you. But I will deliver you in that day, says the LORD, and you shall not be given to into the hand of the men of whom you are afraid. For I surely will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; BUT YOUR LIFE SHALL BE A PRIZE TO YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE PUT TRUST IN ME, SAYS THE LORD.”
Jerusalem had been already devastated and moped up by the Chaldean army and on their way back to Babylon with their captives. Everything had been burnt to the ground with the poor given some land to produce fruits for survival. So here we have another prophecy concerning Jerusalem and the world community. Those who trust the LORD, no matter how adverse things get there lives will be their prize.
Jerusalem will always be the international city in dispute. But in the end it will be as God has declared, “In those days Judah (Israel) shall be saved. And Jerusalem will dwell safely, and this is the name by which she hall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS,” Jeremiah 33:16.
For the seeker of spiritual growth several golden nuggets have been dropped along the way for ones edification and growth. Other source material for this posting came from Jeremiah chapters 32-39.
It’s always interesting to discover how the Spirit of God speaks to people, as they study particular scriptures related to a particular discussion. Because the scriptures are alive, and vibrant to those of us within the Body of Christ. But closed and confusing to those, who know not our living Lord, who speaks to us through his living word. Because the two are one, as Christ is alive, and declared himself to be the one whose body was clothed and dipped in blood. And named himself, THE WORD OF GOD, Revelation 19:13. Making our Judeo-Christian scriptures different from all other books. And therefore, should be treated with the greatest of reverence. Then the most sought after experience will be yours, as it is mine. The LORD will bless and keep you. He will make his face shine upon you, and He will be gracious to you. He will lift you up. His countenance will be upon you and give you peace, Numbers 6:24-26.
But ’tis strange; And oftentimes to win us to our harm. The instruments of darkness tell us truth, Win us with honest trifles to betray us in deepest consequences. (from Shakespeare’s Macbeth).
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as ministers; whose end shall be according to their works. (from Paul’s letter to the people at Corinth, and to us today, 2 Corinthians 11:14-15).
You have heard it said that things are not always what they appear to be. And! So ’tis this strangeness that oftentimes wins us to our harm.The brightest of hopes becoming the greatest of darkness.
And so, with the darkness of the angry wind and sea calmed. Jesus and his disciples stepped onto the sea shore of the country belonging to the Gadarenes. Immediately, Jesus was met by a man demon possessed meaning he was inhabited with an unclean spirit. It is said that this man lived in various tombs among the dead.
It seems that the people of Gadarenes would mob him and by sheer numbers overwhelm him. Then chaining his ankles and arms and fastening him to the wall of a tomb. Under such circumstances, one can imagine that the safety and security of the community was in constant danger.
Danger indeed because he had sufficient strength to break free and leave his chains behind in broken pieces. Despite the communities best efforts to coax acceptable behavior from him, it failed.
Whether it was in the mountains or in one of the tombs. Day or night it didn’t matter because he was constantly observed crying and cutting himself with stones.
Then he saw Jesus in the far distance and ran to met him. And once there, he extended his respects to Jesus. With a pitch voice between tears and loudness, he stuttered, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that you do not torment me.” Our demon obsessed Gadarean was responding to Jesus, who had commanded the unclean spirit to come out from within the man.
And Jesus asked the demon, “What is you name?” Answering, “My name is Legion, for we are many.” And the demon begged, and begged Jesus earnestly that He would expel him from the country.
Then the demon saw, up in the mountains, a great herd of swine feeding. And all the devils begged Jesus, saying, “Send us into the swine that we might enter them. And forthright, Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine. And the herd of two thousand ran violently down a steep mountain into the sea and and drowned in the sea.
And, the tenders of the swine seeing all that had transpired fled. And told of the people in the city what they had witnessed. And the people assembled themselves together, and confronted Jesus about what had occurred. Then they noticed the man, who had been possessed with the devil, and had a legion of them within himself, sitting and clothed, and in his right mind. And, they were afraid.
And those, who had observed everything that had transpired, share it with their neighbors. Telling their neighbors, you got to hear this also from him, who was possessed with the devil.
But they didn’t want to hear from him, instead they prayed that he would leave their country.
And he freed from these demons approached Jesus. who was now aboard his ship. Wanting to continue on with Jesus, but Jesus replied, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you. And be sure to share my compassion for you with them.”
And he did just that, and everyone marveled. (scriptural texts:Mark 5:1-20).
This short three series had it’s birth with the discussion, “When love makes you sick,” followed by, “Muddy waters of life.” Was the son discussed in the first discussion being controlled by Legion? What mortal knows with certainty, not this padre. However, this padre declares it’s a possibility from all the scriptures presented in these three discussions. And that goes for all the bizarre shootings and killings that have taken place through out our America.
The killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut. Stirred the mother to fear that her son might be capable of such violence. Prompting her to write an open letter that she published online. Saying, “I wrote my letter in hopes that someone would listen.” Well this padre listened and has responded.
Having said all that mental illness is very complex. And this padre is not suggesting that every mentally ill person is possessed by a demon. Because there many physical developmental, and mental cognitive issues to consider. Than to make such a blanket declaration that one incidence covers all troubling and bizarre behaviors. However, if one subscribes to the scriptures, as this padre does, than it does occur.
America is a nation that seems desperate to distance itself from Jesus Christ. Rest assured, troubling times are here and will get worse. Behavior will become more bizarre, as will the weather. Those two elements alone will reek economic havoc through out the nation. Much more could be said, but for now just think of all of the possible ramifications. It will occur! Because! America has partnered itself with the false angel of light and his ministers.
Can demons effect nature? Who knows the deep things of the heavens, reserved for God alone. But it seems that He drops some clues along histories way to suggest that demons can indeed disturb nature.
Jesus often taught the public that gathered to hear Him speak by story telling. Then when He was alone with His disciples, He would explain to them which He did on a particular day, and when He finished, He said, Let us pass over to the other side. (cp Mark 4:34-35).
So they set sail to cross the water, when a great storm arose. The strength of the wind caused the waves to rise and fill the ship to its capacity. Fear griped the disciples, and they thought for sure that they would drown. The storm didn’t seem to bother Jesus because He was in the back of the boat sleeping. But it bothered His disciples, so they woke Jesus, and said unto Him. “Master, care you not that we parish?” Jesus got up, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, “Peace be still.” And the wind ceased, and there was great calm.
Then Jesus rebuked his disciples, and said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it you have no faith?” And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, “What manner of man is this, that even the wind and sea obey Him?” (Scriptural texts:Mark 4:34-41).
So then, can demons effect nature? For us, this side of heaven that’s a question that can only be answered through inferential thinking. And human deductions, are not always determinate for absolute conclusions. And certainly, that is the case concerning the aforementioned scriptures.
So then this is asked, could supernatural forces, like from the Devil, or from his entourage of fallen angels, tagged as demons have a vested interest in derailing their nemesis Jesus Christ? Answer YES! Because Jesus was headed to their shore. And while there, Jesus would reveal the extent of demonic influence upon a person.
It’s possible to establish a demonic presences on our earth. Because these conversations are recorded for us. And the LORD said unto Satan, “From where have you come?” And Satan answered the LORD, and said, “From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” (Scriptural text:Job 2:2). Yet there is no recorded evidence of anyone having provided any proof of any personal encounters with Satan.
We have an interesting scene where we find Peter rebuking Jesus. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. But when He had turned around and looked at His disciples. He rebuked Peter, saying, “Get behind me Satan, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but of the things of men.” (scriptural texts:Mark 8:32-33).
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (scriptural text:Ephesians 6:12).
Emphasizing here, that the rulers of darkness when combined with the host of wickedness in the heavenly places. May well reek havoc among us mortals against our wishes or best interest. Causing Peter to offer this warning “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.” (Scriptural text:1 Peter 5:8).
To be continued:Jesus and the world of demons. With Shakespeare having a poetic say about the dark side.
When love makes you sick, that has been the experience of a very distraught mother. She tells a tale of shock that began, when her son at age 3 1/2 exhibited unusual periods of rage. Turning four, her son was threatening to kill himself and his parents. At age 7, he tried to stab his babysitter with a screwdriver. The 7 year old was arrested for stabbing a teacher with a pencil. At age 8, at home, he squeezed the family hamster to its death. Then he played with its dead body. Why? He said, that he just wanted to see it die, said his mother.
Mom after four years of fighting finally found secured help for son. The boy has been played in a extremely structured state funded residential treatment facility. Where his intense care costs $13,000 a month.
Mom says that everyone in her family feels safer now that her son has been hospitalized. Especially his 5 year old brother, who was the constant target of his brothers attacks.
The family question, how long will he be there? Most likely until spring, when the money or the funding gets cut. (Source:USA Today,01.08.13,”The lesson of Newtown?”by Liz Szabo).
There is no cure said the mother of having such an unfortunate son! At best, perhaps he can be medicated to the state of nothingness. Meaning he’s just a breathing organism and no longer a threat to himself or others.
Is there an explanation? Yes! But it’s unconventional from our modern 21st century thinking. But it shouldn’t be from a Christians scriptural, and ageless declaration for all that troubles humanity.
To start this controversial journey we’ll turn to three statements from our Pauline writings. And then move onto what Mark, was allowed to discover. What he was allowed to unveil to us by divine providence. Then concluding with a possible, but not likely cure from the Master Himself, Jesus Christ.
For today’s discussion:Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness to him, nor can he know them because they are spiritually discerned. (Scriptural texts:Romans 5:12;Romans3:23;1 Corinthians 2:14).
Commentary:God created man to glorify Himself. Man by choice, though tricked, went a different way. And God called this sin; and thereafter, every person born of a woman has fallen short of glorify God and must die. Unless you have experienced the grace and mercy of God by being born a second time. You will not come close to understanding what is to follow. So said Paul, by divine inspiration in his homily to the church at Corinth.
Who can tell what is really taking place in the mind of unregenerated person. Not religion, science, philosophy, sociology or psychiatry. Such understanding comes from the Word of God, the only truly inspired volume for analysis of human behavior.
To be continued:The muddy waters of life.
A lion’s attention was attracted by the croak of a frog, which he thought from the sound that it must be some big animal. After waiting for a short while, he saw the frog come out of its pool. Running up, and crushing it with his foot. He cried, “Fancy such a little thing as you, making such a big noise!”
This fable satirizes people with itching tongues, who can do nothing but talk. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“A Voice And Nothing More”)
Life on the Hill! “The government consist of people, who have a taking one with the other. With no special skill for the business of government; they have only the ability of getting and holding office.” (source:Henry Lewis Mencken, 1880-1956, American journalist, essayist and satirist).
Sound familiar considering the nothing but talk and blame within the U.S. Congress. Aptly picturesque of the nations politicians. Whose multiple inabilities to govern will get worse, and unfortunately it will impact, we the people of this once great nation in ways we don’t deserve.
So what are Americans going to do, so that we have something more than just nothing within our U.S. Congress? Nothing. If that is so, then watch, we the people get what we deserve. The land of milk and honey, biblical symbols for prosperity and military will disappear. So Lion up, and make the sound within the U.S. Congress a voice of the return to the land of milk and honey. Where the voice is one in adherence once again to our Judeo Christian heritage. The land that our forefathers inherited from God Almighty through the nations father, Abraham and Sarah.The fruits of opposite sex marriage. Note the voice of God. “No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I have made you the father of many nations.” Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. And I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be from her.” (scriptural texts:Genesis 17:5 and Genesis 17:15-16.
A different kind of discussion for a nation that mostly just parties on the 4th., as opposed to celebrating and protecting it. Starting with its consequences and ending with hope.
Do you know that 23 states have introduced bills to prevent shariah or Islamic law from being used by their courts. Why? Because a study released by The Center for Security Policy reported that shariah law had been used in at least 50 court cases in 23 states.
Furthermore certain U.S. cities like Hillard, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, is a place where Muslims have just about taken over the city. While the same scenario has played out in Dearborn, Michigan, a city not far from Detroit. As a matter of observation, if a state is to be named that will be the first to fall under Islamic dominance it’ll be Michigan.
Americans can expect to see Islam becoming a more influential political movement. With each turn of the calendar announcing a new year. Demanding and securing changes in the nations social policies and political institutions. The nation has seen two Muslim elected to the United States Congress. More Muslims will take seats in our Congress, and will work to bring about the changes that will fit their Islamic perspectives.
Religion in America is showing some startling changes in demographics. But the gap is closing, as the second fastest growing religion in the country is Islam. Get this! The number of Mosques in the United States has grown exponentially in recent years. In that period of time its estimated a whopping sixty percent growth in membership. Some are predicting that by mid-century, at the latest, Islam will be the largest religious group in America.
That represents are some starling changes from the demographics of old. Suggesting that in the not to far distant future. America’s religious influence on its social, and political institutions will be directed by a very different power base.
In the past two hundred years the United States has been dominated by protestant Christendom. The nations social polices and political institutions are very much influenced and controlled by them. Most know that they were mainly responsible for putting George W. Bush in the Oval Office, in 2001 and again four years later. But it is also true that Democrats took over the Congress because this powerful religious movement abandoned President Bush and his Republican Congress. Because they felt the government had abandoned their conservative principles. Which eventually led to the presidency of Obama, who inherited a democratic controlled Congress and managed to lose it. And the cycle shows signs of playing out all over again, as Christendom seems somewhat reengaged looking forward to 2016.
What could all this mean, if successful? It means that Christianity, and our Jewish partners will have another opportunity to influence the institutions of American government. Rolling back the anti-Judeo-Christian policies of eight years of the Obama years.
However Islam is the new challenger on the block. This new power broker is influencing, molding and determining social and political polices regionally through out these United States. Muslims know that their best chances to continue their regional influences is with a federally controlled federal government in the hands of the democrats. Pretty scary stuff!
The Democratic party is not a principled party anymore. Democrats govern by moral and political decadence. Having forsaken the nations long held Judeo-Christian values. It’s easier to win elections by sucking up to those who are morally decadent. Hillary Clinton was asked why she changed her long held views that marriage was between a man and a woman? She said, that she had evolved, as she observed the nations growing acceptance of homosexual behaviors.
If there is a savior for America it must originate from Christ centered believers! We who know Jesus as their personal redeemer must organize. Making sure that political office seekers locally, regionally and nationally strictly adhere to our sacredly held Judeo-Christian values. If such groups don’t exist in your community, start one. That’s what it use to mean to celebrate the 4th.
This is more than just about politics. It’s about our national identity as a Christian nation. Therefore people need to clearly understand that the war being fought isn’t just about about what party controls the nations political theater. It’s about outlawing Christendom all together.
Here’s the sad part, for the sake of power democrats have aligned themselves with the Islamic agenda. So in self defense Christendom must work to accomplish two objectives. Eradicate this very dangerous chocking weed of Islam. Which knows nothing but death for those who oppose their local, regional, national and international agenda. Work to deny democrats of as many political offices as possible.
For tomorrow, how the 4th originated.
You turn man to destruction, and say, “You children of men.”
For a thousand years in Your sight are like as yesterday, when it is past, and like a watch in the night.
You carry them away, like a flood. They are like a sleep in the morning. They are like grass which grows up. In the morning it flourishes, and grows up; in the evening it is cut down and withers.
For we have been consumed by Your anger, and by Your wrath are we troubled. You have set our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your countenance.
For all our days are passed away in Your wrath. We finish our years like a sigh. The days of our lives are seventy years; and if by reason of strength they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labor and sorrow. For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Who knows the power of Your anger? For as the fear of You, so is your wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (scriptural texts:Psalms 90:3-12)
Human expression followed by godly action. “True courage is manifest when a person chooses to take a difficult or even a dangerous course of action because it is the right thing to do. Courage is looking beyond yourself to what is better for another.” (Source unknown).
“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death. For to me to live is Christ and to die is gain,” Philippians. 1:20-21.
Got a cause of courage that expresses boldness to magnify the purpose of Christ? If not find one, it’s mandatory! That’s if you are of the redeemed because it is written, “And I am coming quickly, and My reward is with me to give to everyone according to their work,” Revelation 22:12.
One cause is to destroy the Islamic community through out the United States. As Islam is the true enemy of Jesus Christ, who is God, and declared so in John 10:30. And sealed for ever, “For there are three that bear witness in heaven. The Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one,” 1 John 5:7. Muslims exhort a political/religious system foreign our Judeo/Christian experiences and history. Which propelled America to unprecedented prosperity and power. Because this tenet, was once looked upon in America with deep reverence, “Remember the former things of old; for I am God, and there is none like me,” Isaiah 46:9
America’s history has had great men calling the nation to remember the things of old. Like Patrick Henry’s words a some months before the signing of our Declaration of Independence. When he declared, “… I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings,” Patrick Henry, 23 March 1775.
America needs similar voices today for its many challenges. One such challenge is to silence those Islamic voices that would silence our American Judeo-Christian voices.Â And sadly for America Muslims, are succeeding in their endeavors to do just that.
A long with those who would destroy the sanctity of marriage as being a union between a man and a woman, as declared so by Jesus Christ himself in Matthew 19:5-6. Where this is recorded, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh. So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.
To acknowledge otherwise is absurd. It’s unimaginable how rational people don’t continually vomit at the very thought of any other union. Especially when hearing a homosexual male refer to his male homosexual partner as his wife. As if, his male wife can bear his children through his mouth or anus. And such, psychological misfits should not be allowed to adopt children and furthermore damage them and America.
It’s no wonder that such behaviors has a threefold kiss of death. First, it’s declared by God to be an abomination, Leviticus 18:22. Next such nations that allow such perversions are themselves defiled. As recorded, “For the land is defiled; therefore I will visit the punishment of its iniquity upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants,” Leviticus 18:25). Thirdly this law was given. “If a man lies with male as he lies with woman, both have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. There blood shall be upon them,” Leviticus 20:13.
Today we are not under the law. Old Testament laws serve as principles today. But they are no less viable today, then they were when Moses penned them for God. Today they too shall be put to death. But not by the hands of mortals, Christ followers or not. But by Jesus, who brings death by unsavory ways. We in Christ pray for the manifestation of His unsavory ways. Here is a secret. We do not come to Jesus. Jesus comes to us, when we pray and reveals His judgments. Here is one of those judgments. It’s called lawlessness. Lawlessness can and is bleeding America to death. Making the United States vulnerable to her enemies; who in this instance condemns what Jesus condemns, and they are Muslim peoples of the world found in as many nations as there specs of sand on a beach. Along with secular nations like Russia and China. As recorded, pay attention oh abominable Obama that you are, “Calling a bird of prey from the east. The man who executes My counsel from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will do it. Listen to me you stubborn hearted, who are far from righteousness. I will bring My righteousness near, it shall not be far off; My salvation shall not linger. I will place salvation in Zion, for Israel My glory,” Isaiah 46:11-13. “Come down and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon (America). Sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans! For you shall no longer be called tender and delicate. Your nakedness shall be uncovered. Yes, your shame will be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will not arbitrate with a man. As for our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name. The Holy one of Israel. Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no longer be called The Lady of Kingdoms,” Isaiah 47:1;3-5.
All Christ cause are noble;hopefully, we can each in our respective services which we revere above all earthly kings practice the Patrick Henry principle. Because there are only two forces on this earth. The force of Christ for good. And all opposing forces to Christ are evil, and will further damage America. The call is eternal, choose this day whom you will serve, Joshua 24:15. Because the destiny of the world is dependent upon how we choose. Just as it was when Isaiah penned these thoughts, “Remember the former things of old. For I am God, there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from times things that are not yet done. Saying My counsel shall stand. And I will do all My pleasure,” Isaiah 46:9-10. Providence allows two choices which will America ultimately chose? What made her great or what is destroying her?
Can you imagine standing on the sea shore somewhere. When suddenly, a never before seen sight emerges from the sea. That is what happened to the Apostle John, as he stood on the sand of that sea shore. He describes this creature as a beast with seven heads, ten horns with one crown for each horn. Upon each of the horns was a blasphemous name. (cp. Revelation 13:1).
John views him as being sneaky like a leopard. With the strength of a bear and the power of a lion. This creature is packaged as a beast, who is empowered by the dragon or Satan. And Satan provides this person with an unspecified location from which he will rule with great power and authority. (cp. Revelation 13:2).
Sometime during his presences on earth, he will suffer a devastating defeat likened unto death. But will miraculously recover from what the world perceived as being impossible. So impressive will be his recovery that he gained global acceptance as the one to follow. To the point of worshiping the dragon, who empowers this person. It is speculated here that the worlds people will not be aware that they are worshiping Satan. Because Satan will embody himself in this beastly person. Causing the worlds people through their nations to worship this beast. Perhaps because they see him as the worlds only chance for world peace. Declaring, “Who is like the beast, and who can make war against him?” But the hurrah’s, will be of short duration. (cp. Revelation 13:3-5).
Then a two pronged attack will be launched. Because! “He opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.” Is this a past, present or future assault? We have this record of such an assault in, Revelation 12:7-9. This padre is inclined to think that this particular assault lies in the future. Because, Job tells us that Satan parleys with God. (cp. Job 1:6-7). We have no record that God ever terminated such conferences. And reason to believe, that it lies in the future because of, Revelation 12:7;10. And the second phase of Satan’s attack is recorded in Revelation 12:11 which will be worse than the persecution and slaughter of God’s people during previous generations.
The focus of this blasphemy is clear. It’s against God, His tabernacle and those who dwell in heaven. This blasphemy by a human faults God, where he dwells and everyone in heave. (cp. Revelation 13:6). This we know, this beast is human. Who is empowered by the dragon. Has the stature as an international ruler. His place of global governance is not specified.
The following is the best definition because it defines, Revelation 13:6. Blasphemy there is defined as being against God. Which Isaiah records, as the proclamation of being equal to God. (cp. Isaiah 14:14). And as such, he must control God’s tabernacle, the followers of Jesus Christ. Saying, “I as the son of the morning, Lucifer, the Dragon and Satan will sit upon the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;” and thought to be Jerusalem. (cp. Isaiah 14:12-13). Meaning the Dragon will attempt through the beast to deny Jesus Christ his earthly kingdom of governance from Jerusalem. This is so significant for the understanding today’s world affairs. Especially with what is occurring in the Middle East. With the dragon intensifying Arab/Muslim rage against the Jews and the Christians. Then lastly, the dragon must settle the score for his loss to Michael and God’s other angels. (cp. Revelation 12:7-9. “I will exalt my thrown above the stars of God,” meaning God’s angels. (cp. Isaiah 14:13).
The Apostle John, having seen this monster rising from among the people continues with his observation. It looked like a leopard with feet like a bear. His mouth looked like that of a lion, Revelation 13:2. Is this beast, as here described actually going to emerge from the sea in the future? The answer is no, it’s a symbolic representation for people, nations and tongues. (cp Revelation 17:15). Those picturesque symbols are emerging as a religious and geopolitical forces today. And as readers leaned, they had their beginning in heaven, as recorded in the books of Isaiah and Revelation. After eons of time, they are coming together to make their final assault to destroy any possibility a kingdom of God on earth.
Where the scriptures are not precisely clear, we must attempt to make connections between what is actually recorded from the symbolic patterns. For example, the Apostle John saw a beast that looked like a leopard. We already know the goal of this beast from the scriptures. What we need to determine is how this beast will go about its task. To accomplish this a picture must be put together through three steps. Accomplished by determining what the scriptures teach. Combined with the symbolism put forth, as the second stage. Then to match it with the unfolding of world events.
It seems rather simple but it’s not because of the complexities of the changing times and the vagueness of our scriptures. What might have have seemed the case from past observations using the aforementioned. May very well look much different today using that same criteria.
For instance, many held the beast to be the old Roman Empire, under Julius Caesar, and as such fulfilled prophecy. With the dragon being the papacy through theÂ Roman Catholic Church. That is the look from the past.
Today such adherents think that the papacy is still the focus of the dragon. While at the same time seeing the revival of that old Roman Empire still emerging through a configuration of modern nations that now occupy the territory that once housed that old empire.
This theologian concurs that the nations occupying those lands today may well well constitute part of the configuration of the beast’s empire. But the nation states of superior power will be Arab/Muslim nation states. Which makes it very unlikely, that the nations making up today’s European Union will the major power on the world scene. After all, such titles are the markings of western historians given for the purpose of identification of prophetic global players matched with scriptures. Even in the late twentieth century it didn’t seem possible that this beast would be a Muslim. Today it’s more probable, then not, that that will be the case.
However, it is also likely that the current twenty seven state European Union will be scaled back to a ten state confederation. And it’ll be Daniel’s unnamed beast which is so terrible that it can’t be compared to any other beast ever known. And it will have ten horns (modern EU or ISSI?) But note the little horn, that came up from among the ten. Which could be the emergence of the antichrist, who most likely will also be a Muslim. Before the Ancient of Days slays that horn. Then dispatches him, the false prophet and the dragon to the burning flames. (cp. Daniel 7:7-8:9).
The papacy in scriptures has been assigned, as the persecutors of Christ himself and his gallant worshipers, who found newness of life through his blood sacrifice. Which is part of the history of Revelation 13:7-8 and Revelation 17:4-6.
History has had some saints step up and challenge the papacy. One such gallant effort was done through the church reformer Martin Luther. Because of Luther, and some other reformers we understand the following. If anyone has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints,” Revelation 13:9-10. Yes, in days gone by it was the papacy who masqueraded itself as God’s standard bearer on earth. And will some day, pay a severe penalty. Today there is a greater evil masquerading as God’s standard bearer and its Islam.
Today the Roman Catholic church is a huge apostate institution, assigned largely useless ceremonial roles. But that will change, when Catholic Europe turns to the papacy for deliverance. Because the leopards servants of evil, its Muslim communities will have over run Europe with continued mayhem of destruction. Muslims are unstoppable, as a force of evil because of what’s recorded in Genesis 16:12. But the papacy’s will not be able to save Catholic Europe or Christians anywhere else in the world. TheÂ persecuting of the saints of Jesus Christ by Muslims will make the persecutions of Christians by the papacy look like acts of kindness.
The false prophet and the antichrist are likely to be Muslims, who will work to bring the international community under a global motto. One religion, body of law and calendar. One world community with similar identities will make for global control. Meaning individual control for the purpose of identifying those who refuse to worship the beast, observe Islamic law and their calendar of religious observations.
Have you noticed that that is the journey our American government has engaged upon. One people making a shoe that fits all through federal and state legislation. The same is occurring throughout the community of nations.
There you have it, the beginning of assigning senselessness for national and international chaos to their rightful authors.
A man, who was tired after a long journey threw himself down on the edge of a well, and went to sleep.
He was in imminent danger of tumbling in, when Fortune appeared and woke him. “If you had fallen, my friend,” she said, “instead of blaming your own imprudence, you would have blamed me.”
Many people, who meet with misfortune through their own fault put the blame on the gods. (source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“The Fault, Dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves”)
Diversity of speech surely does abound through out the United States. Concerning speech Jude offers the following insights, saying, “These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling words, flattering people to gain advantage,” Jude 1:16.
Paul chimes in with this advice. “Let us not therefore judge one another any more. But rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way,” Romans 14:13.
Modern day republican’s and democrat’s have seriously violated the spirit of Jude and Paul. Finding fault and solutions through the gobbledygook of Aesop.
Today we have an America that doesn’t resemble the nation that our founding fathers gave us. Which was crafted after the heritage of Judaism and Christianity. And that heritage meant the following, “And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise,” Galatians 3:29. And God’s promise brought forth an America that became the envy of the world. Christ honoring and fearing which resulted in unmatched prosperity and military power. But it is slipping away, and unless halted, the following is the American future.
So know this about the people’s future and that of our beloved America. And I saw in the night vision, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that went before it, and it had ten horns, Daniel 7:7. This ten horned beast will be will become the master of the American people. As their government, becomes irrelevant in national and global affairs. And you, Mr. and Miss, USA, will need to have a triple six digit mark in order to engage in commerce of any kind. (scriptural texts:Revelation 17:16-17).