art of fakery

Trump seems to have ingrained the expression fake news into the consciousness of world leaders. Everything coming from their mouths is fake this and that. Which has caused this Padre to think about that expression and it’s not new.

Jesus used it during His presence upon this earth. The difference is that He expressed what is fake as deception. Fake seems to have a superior resonance or ring to it. For instance He warned people to be aware of world events. Because failure to do so, would lead one into what is fake and that is the same as being deceived. (cp. Matthew 24:4).

With religion, it’s expressed, as all paths lead to spiritual enlightenment. And if, one excepts that notion then Christendom as being the only path to God amounts to fakery. And that is the prevailing notion today in America. Which leads to a broad acceptance of beliefs, and behaviors Jesus condemns.

Which caused Christ, to warn us against such trends which are becoming the hallmark of our modern American society. When Jesus said, “Many will come in My name saying, ‘I am the Christ and many will be deceived,'” (cp. Matthew 24:5). Which is, the ultimate art of fakery. Leading America deeper into the corridors where every person becomes their own god. Over time America will become ethically bankrupt where truth and decency is nonexistent. Because all paths do not lead to God.

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With a degree also in political science a whole repertoire of topics are available from the galaxy of the usual to the corridors where certain issues aren’t discussed.

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not powder puffs like us

Time to show how events will roll out for the destruction of the United States by the governments beloved allies, in the Muslim world.

Through the providence of God Almighty, Daniel, God’s anointed one explained, “And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all others, v.40.

Do you get that America because that’s going to be the American experience.

Whereas you saw the feet and toes partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay, v.41.

And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile, v.42.

As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.” See Daniel 2:40-43.

More so than any other people they are uncontrollable unless dominated by Christian states. Muslims are primitive and barbaric! They cannot resolve their differences any other way then through violence. Examples:Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq and Syria to name a few Islamic countries. Where they mingled among the seed of men in great enough numbers those non-Islamic nations experience their primitive barbarism. That is the clay element of that mixture. The iron aspect is their determination to eradicate the state of Israel and the United States. With that accomplished the world will bow to Islam.

Who can figure this out with absolute precision? No one! But as time moves on, and we see history unfolding. It becomes easier because of various secular and scriptural hints.

What we have before us is a picturesque drawing of the last world empire to brutalize humanity and defy God. It’ll be global, and is seen as having legs of iron. And those iron legs will break in pieces shattering every nation where it has a foothold. Not only will this empire conquer entire nations, they will completely crush them through horrific brutalization to those who resist Islam. Which they will also do as protected, and esteemed residents in the United States by the blind, deaf and hard hearten U.S. government. And worse yet, to the disgrace of the only force that could have defeated them, the church. You have read a summary of verse forty.

No doubt most non-Christians, and by non-Christian, it is meant those who have rejected the truth of Romans 10:9-10, which reads, “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus Christ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

And rejected that which brings about this transformation, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things have become new. See Romans 10:9-10;2 Corinthians 5:17. That’s the perfect cure for a very troubled world.

Most will convert to Islam or be decapitated. Most Likely, so will most Christians, for the same reason Even though they might have experienced, Romans 10:9-10 and 2 Corinthians 5:17. This is gathered from the following scripture, “All these are the beginnings of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for my name sake. (Because, the world will be Islamic). And then, many will be offended, will betray one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. Islamic mullah’s. From which will emerge the Antichrist and the false prophet. See Matthew 24:8-11, with emphasis by this padre.

The discovery continues: But those feet and toes of potter’s clay are mixed partly with iron. Which results in a divided kingdom. Though divided that strength of iron allows this mighty fourth kingdom to survive and conquer. Even though this kingdom is described as partly strong and partly fragile, verses 42-43. The two major components of Islam are the Shiite and Sunni Muslims. They represent the legs of Iron. But they have their religious differences resulting in what has been revealed in those two verses.

When most think of war, they think armaments of war. Uniformed soldiers with modern weaponry of their era. With the conflict of war being about instilling their political ideologies as they move across land masses. With the victor always having a vital interest in the national resources of those they defeated.

None of that matters to Muslims! They have been fighting a world war for over a 1000 years. Many times they have been humiliated by containment but never defeated. Muslims just keep on, coming on. Their conquest is not political, as most interpret politics. Nor are they interested in the worlds national resources for economic security resulting in greater prosperity. Their single minded quest has always been to bring every nation under the banner of their god Allah and his prophet Muhammad. Then from Jerusalem, they will govern the world through Islamic religious law. Peace and justice will be global and everyone will prosper from the fruits of their long fought wars.

While some may find this discussion unbelievable, if so, you are in good company. Because it’s complex subject matter, with few seeing the United States being destroyed. Worse yet, at the hands of the Muslim world. Who will not only accomplish that feat, but will menace, and conquer the entire world.

Tomorrow the journey continues.

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mysterious journey

Some say curiosity killed the cat, maybe, but it could also be said that lack of curiosity will kill the community of nations. Americans seem to think that whatever occurs through curiosity, or not, that their beloved United States will be exempt, not so.

Such a notion was bred into the American conscientiousness through an awareness that the United States had a knack for doing exceptional things. Which resulted in the U.S. being praised, or condemned. Praised for liberating the world from certain global tyranny during the second world war. Condemned for always meddling in the sovereign affairs other nation states.

From a recent discussions, we discovered a winged lion breaking loose from that lion on a continental flight. Landing on the ocean shores of what was suppose to become God’s golden cup, God’s modern day Babylon, their United States. Equipped with a battle ax that would hammer the whole earth. And as that eagle stood on the sea shore, it was given the legs of a man. The scripture cited made no mention that that eagle was also given the heart of a man. And tagged, as Uncle Sam, the benevolent care giver wherever tragedy struck.

Two occasions, though dated, will sever as examples. The United States didn’t think twice or hesitate to contribute in the hunt for the mysterious disappearance Malaysian Airlines jetliner, flight 370. Even though its a world away from the United States. Causing China to become very suspicious of the United States in their part of the world. Most likely the Chinese have good reason to be suspicious of the United States. The United States most likely was seeking to serve as the benevolent care giver to a people in need. While at the same time meddling in the affairs of China, through their sophisticated spy apparatuses. China has reciprocated in their own ways. Causing Trump to leverage his trade war with China.

During his tenure as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had hammered his Russian counterpart, Sergey Larov, not to meddle in the affairs of Ukraine. From time to time it remains an issue. But then the Secretary Offered $1 billion in loan guarantees and pledges for technical assistance. While his boss, President Obama, had spent considerable time on the telephone with Russian President Putin. Those conversation were all about the United States acting as the hammer of the earth, when it comes to international affairs.

If you haven’t noticed, notice it now, the United States is no longer God’s golden cup or God’s battle ax to hammer the whole earth. Both phrases have been explained with scriptural citations in recent discussions.

Here’s the launching platform for unsuspecting change.

“And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes , that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay.” See Daniel 2:40-43,NKJV.

Involved in this discussion were the nation states of the United States, Ukraine, Russia, China and Malaysia. All may be major players in the ultimate destruction of the United States And are associated with the cited texts.

Russia will do as it pleases with Ukraine and the world community will just have to live with it. Russia, and China will be two of three world super powers, as the world moves deeper into the twenty first century. The third power seems likely to  be the Persian dynasty of Iran. The Iranian state will end up doing as it pleases in the Middle East and to the United States. Brought about by another Trump blunder, as he withdrew the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal. Successfully negotiated by then, Sec. of State John Kerry.

The journey will be continued.

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Christmas wish exit Trump

At this season, His wish, though simple could be costly. So simple that it’s wrapped in two words. Follow me, as recorded in Matthew 4:19. And those, who responded to that first call set off a revolution that changed the world. The early change was magnificent. It was meant to be a united catholic church with catholic meaning universal. But unfortunately becoming, the Roman Catholic Church, with its pontiffs becoming the brutal enemy of Jesus, who said, “Upon this rock I will build My church.”

But as time progressed this new catholic movement became very oppressive. Becoming indistinguishable from the evils it sought to destroy. Then a reformation took place and protestantism was born. It hasn’t fared much better becoming, so splintered with isms, so numerous that they out number the stars in God’s sky. And in some incidences their evils are indistinguishable, from the evils they were born to eradicate. No doubt the state of the church today gives Jesus little cause for merry making celebrations. But that could change, if God in His mercy gave us another chance. A chance to bear fruits worthy of our repentance.

So, if Jesus Christ had a street address today in your town U.S.A. Would He not expect His church to accept His wish, “Follow me?” And then, if His followers live their lives in accordance with the New Testament account of His life. Another reformation would be born. After all His church through His leadership has done it more than once. Then His church, like Jesus Himself, would be no friend of the government or the splintered religious hierarchy down the street and around the corner from where you live.

Two thousand years ago the religious authorities found Christ to be a threat to their doctrines. The governmental authorities found Him to be a revolutionary. Therefore, a threat to governmental stability which could result in the overthrow of their government. By today’s rhetorical noise, that would have earned Him and His followers the terrorist label. The solution then was to kill Him, as it would most likely be today. Extinguish His followers by taking away their tax exempt status. What would the modern church do, if it had to rough it in the wild?

Surely the Christ of Bethlehem would want His church to be be a menace to the government directing its change. Because the trump government is a machine for incompetence, and economic injustice. After all, how can they explain, why a nation centuries old has an immigration problem? Answer! Because corporate conglomerates lured immigrants into low paying and oppressive working conditions. And the government looked the other way. Giving life to corporate greed at the expense of American citizens. And now the government wants to punish the American people because they created the so called fiscal cliff. Which really is the fiscal cliff of governmental incompetency. How else can a debt approaching 22 trillion dollars be explained?

The solution is for, we the people, in and through Jesus, must get angry at three corrupt forces in America. Which are the politicians, apostate Christianity and greedy oppressive corporate conglomerates by throwing them out of their respective concrete castles. Labeling them for what they are, the great fornicators causing many to stumble. Suddenly, another angle appeared, saying, “Babylon is fallen that great city because she has made all the nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.” See Revelation 14:8.

Today the American government, apostate Christianity and corporate conglomerates speak as one voice. They are on the verge of being the perfect replica of that great city whose intoxicating wine will destroy many more. The United States is modern day Babylon! There is no hope for a reprieve unless people accept the call of Christ, “Follow Me,” by remaking their world. It could become a remarkable achievement for the honor and glory of Jesus Christ.

Two thousand years later millions call themselves Christians. Many faithfully exercise the symbolism of the Christ opposition to the religious, governmental authorities and corporate thugs. This is done through ritualistic remembrances as they travel through the church calendar for the year. It should be done as a reminder of the Christ purpose and mission. It must be more than just ritualistic remembrances. Somehow many devout Christians, seem to have fallen asleep. They must be awakened and called into service to alter the path of this nation. There is a great need to silence the power of apostate evangelical fundamental Protestantism. With a focus upon Pentecostalism and its alignment with the Trump government. It’s thought that they propelled clown Trump into the people’s house.

Our national constitution calls for a separation of church and state. There intent was to keep the government out of the church. Not the church out of the government. Perhaps the founders knew that the two could not co-exist as one entity. Because one would corrupt the other, rendering both useless and ineffective. The church and the state have nothing in common. The state is all about control of the population for its own purposes. Which has led to that cliff hanger hoping to find a way to continue. Which is what political discussions are really about. Whenever Trump, and colleagues confer over state issues. And Trump decides, that they are not Trump enough he shakes up his administration. Different equation same answer!

We are suppose to have three co-equal branches of government. That was the beauty of our constitution. The governments co-equal partners who got their authority from the people. That coexistence is gone, and has been replaced by the authority of one, Donald Trump. We the people better wake up and reclaim our responsibility. Or we’ll experience the cloning of Russian president Putin via Donald Trump.

Christians must rebuke the dictatorial aspirations of Donald Trump. Christians  get their authority through the example of Jesus Christ. A reading of the gospels clearly portrays Christ, as the person, who challenged the governmental authorities of His day. We Christians should follow his example. Even if it means being labeled a terrorist. For Christ said, Those who do not take upon themselves the cause of the cross. By following me, are not worthy of me, Matthew 10:38.

For the most part, Christians aren’t recognizable as an institution that mirrors the Christ example. If America is going to be spared, from even greater hardships, just around the corner. Christians must become revitalized and respond to His command, “Follow Me!”

Emperor’s New Clothes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Does Trump and Clinton mimic the electorate

On this day, as on any other day, as the people go, so goes the way of the presidency. Thomas Jefferson, put it this way, “It’s of great importance to set a resolution, not to be shaken, never to tell an untruth.There is no voice so mean, so pitiful, so contemptible; and he who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him. This of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition.” Thomas Jefferson, 1785.

Seems that God knows more about us than we would like. Surely the occupant of the oval office doesn’t want this to get out. “A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it, and a flattering mouth works ruin,” Proverbs 26:28. Your Congress, my Congress, your President, my President? We are in big trouble, as an electorate because we are not represented. It’s obvious that congressional lying tongues crush us, and the Presidents flattering mouth works ruin.

And as noted, as the people go, so goes the way of the presidency. Because presidents know how far they can go with falsehoods, before they’ve crossed the red line drawn by the people. And America has become a nation of falsehoods. Because in the greater context of things, falsehoods are lies, and lies are behaviors that step outside the lines drawn by God. Now, we are in really big trouble because the congress and the president are aware of the electorates falsehoods which gives them a green light to reek their naughty godless havoc upon the nation.

Wake up America! Honor God, and prosper by returning the nation to our Judeo Christian roots.

The probation of America

“It’s the citizens choice, and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous, or contemptible and miserable as a nation. This is the time of their political probation; this is the moment when the eyes of the world are turned upon them,” George Washington, 1783.

Perhaps it was intentional, or not so, but Washington gave us a formula for responsibility and prosperity recorded in Jeremiah. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and those who hope in the LORD, for he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of the drought, nor cease from yielding fruit,” Jeremiah 17:7-8.

And now the contemptible and miserable, only from God’s perspective. 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.

In days gone by

Traveling through a desert a man saw a woman standing all alone with eyes bent to the ground.

“Who are you?” he asked.

“I am truth,” she answered.

“And why have you left the city to live in the desert?”

“Because things have changed.” she answered. “In days gone by, lying was confined to a few. But now days whenever you converse with people, you find that they are all liars.”

Human life is vile and a wretched thing, when falsehood is honored above truth. (source:Fables of Aesop-Penguin Classics-“A City of Lies”)

But this truth is everlasting. “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good,” Proverbs 15:3. And, “Whoso rewards evil for good shall not depart from his house,” Proverbs 17:13. Meaning that ultimately such behaviors renders individuals and nation states pursuits to the fires of the garbage furnace. Making certain that falsehoods are a sure path to destruction, for individuals and nation states. It’s impossible for the goodness of God to dwell in the midst of such wretchedness. Therefore; depriving a people, and their nation the extended hand of God in the arena of prosperity.

America is becoming a nation of falsehoods and with that being the case her avenues of prosperity are vanishing. That at least is not new, as many can attest with dwindling personal prosperity. As can the nation, as the government will find a way to raise the debt ceiling, despite the plague of sequestration. And when they do, and they will we the people will inherit a debt exceeding $16 trillion. That’s about $52,000 of debt for every American man, woman and child. Signaling an ineptness to basic economics that prosperity can’t come from what one does not own. Thomas Jefferson put it this way, “The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling the futurity on a large scale.”

Here is what is at the core of individual and national falsehoods. It’s the abandonment of our national dependence upon our Judeo-Christian heritage. For it is a scriptural declaration that when falsehoods are abandoned for truth this is the result. And he (individuals/nations) shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth fruit in its season, its leaf shall not whiter; and whatsoever is done shall prosper,” Psalms 1:3.

It means returning to our Judeo-Christian heritage which made America what it was in days gone by.

It’s impossible to separate a people from their nation because the people are the nation. Which is also so, for the church because the people are the church. And the church of all institutions needs to reject a galaxy of falsehoods, for biblical truths. If we as individuals, and a nation are to enjoy the leaf prosperity that does not whither. That sees the miraculous wheel of God turning out goods and services to the peoples delight and the nations glory. That is the only permanent way for avoiding reoccurring recessions. In other words, “America the Beautiful.” It results with the people and the nation experiencing this, “The LORD is my Shepherd, I shall not want,” Psalms 23:1.

The American way is to go belly up

Hey! I didn’t say it, the founding fathers did.

“…; And accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” (Source:Declaration of Independence In Congress, July 4, 17776. The unanimous declaration of the thirteen United States of America).

Next, to the rescue an ageless wonder.

Who is that Hedgehog

Aesop spoke in the public assembly at Samos where a demagogue was being tried for his life.

A fox which was crossing the river was carried into a deep gully. All his efforts to get out were unsuccessful. Beside all the other sufferings that he had to endure, he was tormented by a swarm of ticks which fastened on him.

A hedgehog which came that way on it travels felt sorry for him, and asked if it could pick off the ticks. “No please do not,” replied the fox. “Why not,” asked the Hedgehog? “Because these have already made a good meal of me. They will not suck much more blood now. But, if you take them away. Another lot will come all hungry, and drain every drop of blood I have left.”

“It is the same with you men of Samos,” said Aesop. “This man will do you no more harm. For he is rich. But if you kill him, others will come who are still hungry, and they will go on stealing until they have emptied your treasury.” (Source: Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-Blood-suckers)

“My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now,” John F. Kennedy, thirty-fifth President of the United States (1961-1963).

“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all,” President John F. Kennedy.

There are two main reasons for this. With the first being found in our, Declaration of Independence. Where we find these very perceptive thoughts, “… Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government is destructive to these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…” Destructive to what ends? From the Declaration itself, “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” But there will be no change because, ” … and according to all experience hath shown, that mankind are disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed…”

And that is a sad, but true commentary on the American human condition today. With Obama, it’s the Bush era again because they are both cut from the same piece of cloth. It is politics as usual, all over again.

Now the only institution to deliver real change is the church but it can not. Our modern day church is more like the fox then the hedgehog. Because the church has been attacked by blood sucking ticks. Fearful of deliverance by the hedgehog because resurrected to its original mission might just mean its death. So better to suffer a lot, than to be put out of its misery forever. Which is pretty much what has occurred anyway!

Well, who is that hedgehog anyway? Perhaps a few pesky churches still willing to offer deliverance.

Scalia v Jay a worry come true

The Supreme Court justices have been sucked into a vacuum of nothingness along with their compadres in congress and the oval office. These self serving conglomerates do not represent the historical record of the nations founders and builders.

The nations third president, Thomas Jefferson, was responding to a letter he had received from a resident of the state of Massachusetts. Mr. Jarvis argued that Judges were the ultimate arbiters in all constitutional matters. Jefferson seemed to think that such a notion was erroneous. And replied that he knew of “no safe depository of ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves.” (Source:Jefferson biographer, Dumas Malone, Volume 6, Jefferson and His Time:The Sage of Monticello).

Chief Justice, Jon Jay assumed such distinction by virtue of his appointment by President George Washington, as the nations first chief justice. Wrote a letter in 1797, to Rev. DR. Jedidiah Morse, and said, “It is to be regretted, but so I believe the fact to be that except the Bible there is not a true history in the world. What ever may be the virtue , the discernment, and industry of the writers, I am persuaded that truth and error (though in different degrees) will imperceptibly become and remain mixed and blended until they shall be separated forever the great and last refining fire.” On, 28 February 1797, he also wrote, “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers.” (Source:Columbia University).

To decree or legislate differently is to curse God!

Christians know the issues and should arm themselves with historical truths and biblical power in order to make things right.

Because America was, “The salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing, but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men,” Matthew 5:13. And, the process is well underway. End it!

2015 State of the Church

Oh! What a dilemma, should God just kill the church, as He has threatened, or allow it to die on its own? Seems like He has chosen the latter. (Scriptural texts:death of the church, Revelation 2:5;Revelation 3:19, a rebuking God).

These things says the Amen, the faithful, and true witness from the beginning of the creation of God.

I know what you do and it’s pretty useless. Wish that you were either useful or useless. You have become mostly irrelevant as a messenger for Me, if you’ve noticed. You seem to think you got it made by the various church games you play. But you don’t have the slightest clue of what it means to be apart of my church, or things would be much better for you individually and your community. (Scriptural texts:Revelation 3:14-17).

For instance says the Amen, the beginning and the end of creation. I gave you guys some new commandments, remember? I had another friend of mine share them with you. One being that you should love one another. And the other, you show me no greater respect than a willingness to lay down your life for others. From John 15:12-13. That’s how you become my friends, verse 14. As exemplified by My friend Stephen, in the Acts of the Church. You can read it for yourself in the Acts of the church, book seven.

There he stood before the judicial system, and told them that his God, the Most High doesn’t dwell in temples made with hands. But rather heaven is his throne, and earth his footstool. So I ask you, like Stephen asked that court? What kind of a house have you built me that can serve Me? Then Stephen got angry and said, “You stiff necked and uncircumcised of hearts and ears. You have always resisted the Holy Spirit, just like your fathers. You and your fathers persecuted the prophets and killed them. Because they announced the coming of the JUST ONE. Whom you have betrayed, and you are murderers.” From Acts 7:48-52.

Talk about angry, they chased him from their court. Catching him outside of the city limits, and they stoned him. But witnesses dropped his clothes at the feet of one of his prosecutors named, Saul. From Acts 7:54,58. Who later would become an advocate for the Christ followers, he prosecuted in court.

Then in a final gesture of love and sacrificed. Stephen knelt down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord lay not this sin to their charge! verse 60.

How can I says the Amen, the beginning and end of my Fathers creation? Expect any thing close to that kind of love and sacrifice? When most of you don’t even like each other, let alone love and sacrifice for each other. For the cause of my house where I rest, when you obey me.

My counsel says the, Amen, get your act together, and put on some godly clothing in order to hide your shame. And above all get yourself anointed, so that you might see. (Scriptural text:Revelation 3:18).

So here we are marching into the closure of another year, and if buy God’s mercy, we are granted the closure of another year. Perhaps history will record a church that repented from its fall. And collectively, from Ephesus to Laodicea became a universal force exacting fruits worthy of our repentance.

Rules of Life

“The happy State of Matrimony is undoubtedly, the surest and most lasting Foundations of Comfort and Love; the Source of all endearing Tenderness and Affection which arises from Relation and Affinity; the grand Point of Property; the cause of all good order in the World, and that alone preserves it from Confusion; and to sum up all, the Appointment of Infinite Wisdom for these great and good Purposes,” Benjamin Franklyn, Rules and Maxims for Promoting Matrimonial Happiness, 1730.

And confirmed with these words, “Therefore shall a man leave his father, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh,” Genesis 2:24.

Marriage between a man and a woman is an institution to be cherished and protected. According to John Adams in 1778, who was to become the nations second president. With these words being found in his diary. “The foundation of natural morality must be laid in private families. How is it possible that Children can have any just Sense of the sacred Obligations of Morality or Religion, if from their earliest infancy, they learn from their mothers to live in habitual infidelity to their fathers, and their fathers in constant infidelity to their mothers?”

And of course the nations founding father’s, criminalized sexual relations between two men or between two women. People of that day cared about morality, so they shunned immorality. Not based upon hate or prejudicial attitudes. But rather upon the truthfulness God’s word which Ben Franklyn and John Adams capsuled for us in their writings ignoring the wrong and emphasizing the right.

Here’s a catch all indictment by God directed at all behaviors that don’t conform to His scriptural revelations. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,” Romans 1:18.

And in particular homosexuality. “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For the even their woman exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one for another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in the themselves the penalty of their error which was due,” Romans 1:26-27.

What is the penalty of such errors which scriptures teach is their due? Look around you closely because in the following is the answer. It’s not that it hasn’t always been because it has; but the difference is the exceeding exponential manifestation of such occurrences. Making for a society of complete lawlessness by which no nation can endure and survive. Note! “Being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil mindedness; they are whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful,” Romans 1:29-31.

Here’s a frightening reality for those who aren’t gay but say, ‘live and let live.’ The scriptures are clear, it’s not a matter of live and let live because the scriptures teach such deviant behaviors are worthy of death. “Who knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them,”Romans 1:32.

America Y did U do this when U had it all

“No country upon earth ever had it more in its power to attain these blessings than the United States. Wondrously strange, then, and much to be regretted indeed would it be, were we to neglect the means and to depart from the road which Providence has pointed us so Plainly; I cannot believe it will ever come to pass,” George Washington, 1778.

Here are a few glimpses from the hand of Providence. Who (Abraham) against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken. So shall thy seed be, Romans 4:18.

Prophetically, from Genesis 48:20, So he blessed them that day saying, “In thee shall Israel bless, saying, ‘God make you as Ephraim (Great Britain) and as Manasseh (United States).'” And he set Ephraim before Manasseh. Setting forth a new world order under God from which Ephraim would become a multitude of nations (England’s Commonwealth of Nations), who would be greater than his older brother Manasseh. But just as prophetically, Manasseh would also become great, (the United States). With Great Britain and the United States becoming the formative global powers constituting the House of Israel. Whose combined history has spared the world from repeated global tyrannies.

To do so, requires wealth, power and the helping hand of divine Providence. So prophetically announced and repeatedly fulfilled, at the astonishment of historians. For we read in the Psalms, “But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly they shall be wounded. So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves. All that see them shall flee away. And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider His doing. The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in Him; and all the upright in heart shall glory,” Psalms 64:7-10.

And from that fear and reverence, came this American experience. “You visit the earth, and water it. You greatly enrich it with the river of God, which is full of water. You  prepare them corn, when you have so provided it . You water the ridge thereof abundantly. You settle the furrows thereof. You make it soft with showers, You bless the springing thereof. You crown the year with Your goodness; and Your paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness. And the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered with corn; they shout for joy; they also sing,” Psalms 65:9-13.

Americas wealth made her an influential power, but today, that is an experience of yesterday. It is clear to everyone that America has shelved its dependence upon the guiding provisions of divine providence. It is seen, as Americans elect to close the halls of government to God Almighty. Removing all images of his presences from public places, like our public schools. Willing to surrender American sovereignty to global bodies like the United Nations. Condoning what God has condemned, same sex marriages. Saying that Allah and his prophet Muhammad have equal standing with God Almighty and his son, Jesus Christ is pure blasphemy.

And from those collective blasphemies; who needs no mortal to right the many wrongs against Him, arrives this message. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap, Galatians 6:7. New powers will emerge that will overwhelm America in ways never thought possible. Which, God will use to make America pay for her mockery.

And from God, to the faithful, arrives this message. “And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season, we shall reap if we faint not,”Galatians 6:9. Resist the aforementioned mockeries and the many not mentioned.

Galloping away to the neverlands

The following is a parody featuring Obama, the man who said yes, we can, but couldn’t. It could be Bush, who never found a truth he couldn’t lie about. And then Ronnie Reagan, who stole an election, by sending a negotiating team to Iran to hold Americans hostage, until elected. Some real scoundrels have occupied the White House, so the following from an unknown source is a fitting tribute to them all.

Guess that’s why God has been so angry with them over the centuries. Expressing himself through Daniel, he said, “And he changes the times and the seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to those who know understanding,” Daniel 2:21.

Our nation has lost its sense of wisdom and knowledge and it’s the duty of the church to make sure the nation regains its sense wisdom and knowledge. The question, is the church up to the task? Explore that topic with like minded friends, and fight to return America to what she was intended to be.

Because there’s an Islamic empire emerging, and it’s truly global. And its helm sits a fallen angel named Lucifer. His craftiness occurs, through his residency within his Muslim subjects. So watch out because the life you save might be your own. Christians need know more about this empire? Engage yourself with your friends in learning all you can about the true face of Islam. And what you discover will not be a pretty face. In so doing so you will save lives beyond your own.

“On a sunny day in late January 2017 an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”

The Marine looked at the man and said, “Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here,”

The old man said, “Okay,” and walked away.

The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”

The Marine again told the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here.”

The man thanked him and, again, just walked away.

The third day, the same man once again approached the White House and spoke to the same U.S. Marine, saying, I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and said, “Sir this is the third day in a row you have come here to speak to Mr. Obama. I’ve told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here. Don’t you Understand?”

The old man looked at the Marine and said, “Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.”

The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, “See you tomorrow, sir.” (source unknown)

When that day occurs, the nation should snap to attention and thank Jesus that his presidency has ended.

Fun at the expense of others

Two of natures creatures were out enjoying the day. One a snake was looking for food. The other a wasp was looking for someone to torment. Ah! thought the wasp upon seeing the snake. Defenseless against me. I’ll land on the snake’s head. Once there, I’ll torment to my hearts delight. The snake felt great pain but could not think of a way to revenge itself. Until it spotted a horse drawn wagon approaching. The wasp was enjoying the torment it was inflicting upon the snake. Soon the horse drawn wagon ran right over the snakes head killing both the snake and the wasp.

Seems vengeance’s always has a disastrous end. (unknown source)

“Nothing is more costly, nothing more sterile, than vengeance,” Winston Churchill.

“Vengeance’s is mine, I’ll repay says the Lord,” Romans 12:19.

In so doing, this is what we are leaving behind. “For outside are dogs and sorcerers and fornicators and murderers and idolaters and whosoever loves and practices a lie,” Revelation 22:15.

In addition to what has already been observed and promised. This also you will gain, “I am coming quickly, and my reward is with me. To give to every one according as their work shall be. I am the beginning and the end, the first and the last,” Revelation 22:12-13.

It is good to review the past, so we can change the future with determined resolution. Because there is some of the wasp in all of us by our natures. And because the way of the wasp is just as disastrous as that of the snake. To our regret, we humans are tainted with the instinct of the snake. And oh! with such dreadful ends.

From the office of a patriot

“A wise and frugal government shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. That is the sum of good government.” Plucked from the first inaugural address given by President Thomas Jefferson, 1801.

Jefferson was the author of our Declaration of Independence. And one of the nations great chroniclers for helping to establish America as a nation like no other. Wrapped around the concepts of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Jefferson may, or may not, have been aware of this biblical truth. Jesus said this to some Jews who became believers. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. (scriptural texts:John 8:32;36).

Life can’t be lived to the fullest without the newness of life through Christ. Which is the only meaningful way for greatness among individuals, who make up a place called America. Because it allows for Jeffersonian notions of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to blossom.

Is not liberty the property of Life? And that life is the energy necessary for the pursuit of happiness. Well understood by America of yesterday but not today. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are spiritual qualities that engulf a people for the making of a great nation.

Here is how those notions found there way into the American psyche. And he changes the times and the seasons. He removes kings and raises up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding. He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with him. (scriptural texts:Daniel 2:21-22. There was a time, when the aforementioned was impregnated into the minds of the nations founding fathers by the will of God.

From the previous discussion, you know that, we the people let the wisdom of God get away from us through the nations politicians. And now the changing of the time and seasons is knocking on the doors of these United States.

Daniels secret better than Victorias secret

Not a choice, but by divine decree. “You will break them with a rod of iron. You shall dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Be wise now therefore, O you kings. Be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way. When his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.” Psalms 2:9-12. Whatever God has said, or did on days gone by, was done with enough importance that it hasn’t lost its significance today.

Oh! What a different world it would be, if governments sought this remedy. “There is a God in heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known what shall be in the latter days,” Daniel 2:28. Though that statement was uttered centuries ago to a sightless, hearless and hard hearted monarch. It is no less appropriate for God’s America today. And because the Babylonian emperor refused that truth his kingdom fell to one inferior to his. And in the end he pastured with animals without shelter, influence or power. And that will be the fate of America, also. And its master will emerge from across the ocean. And shame on, we his church, for not putting up a more gallant fight.

For the American empire there is no hope, its destiny has been cast as a doomed empire. Hope remains for individuals but their experiences will be perilous.

Whatever God did in days gone by was done with enough importance that it hasn’t lost its significance today. Done with what we need to know, so we don’t get tangled up with what’s not important. Which is the journey of the few. In a couple of words it’s called, priority setting!

Switching the focus back to Daniel, who speaks for himself and all believers in Christ. Who understood the source of understanding. “But as for me, this secret has not revealed to me  because I have more wisdom than anyone living. But for our sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you might know the thoughts of your heart,” Daniel 2:30.

Daniel describes what he called a great image. But, the form of the image was declared to be terrible. Because, the image is picturesque of the kingdoms of this earth in all their folly. In America, think fiscal cliff. There is no need to expand upon that notion. Because most know of its dire consequences, as the nation falls. But what the nation hasn’t fully absorb, is why.

So here are some of the why’s. America has set itself up, as time has passed, as provocateurs against God. Determined through political correctness and inclusiveness to destroy any bond between God and America. A deadly prescription to send the nation, and its people to pasture, like livestock in the grazing fields. That was the ultimate end for the Babylonian empire. Perhaps the most prestigious and powerful empire to dominate the world. Stripped of its wealth, power, prestige and made subservient to a foreign power. (cp. Daniel 4:32. As American statesman after statesman saw the nation as the creation of its own ingenuity. And not American exceptionalism as gifts from God. America will relive the same picturesque fate. The circumstances and the surroundings may be different but the humiliation and suffering will be the same.

A people, and its nation falls over the fiscal cliff which has many ramifications besides higher taxes and spending cuts. It happens because of the following. From the nations inception, America was designed to preach the preparation for Kingdom of God on earth to a world at large. Daniel put it this way, “And in those days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed. And the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever,” Daniel 2:44.

Continuing:”Forasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter. And the dream is certain, and the interpretation sure,” Daniel 2:45.

Jesus said unto them, “Did you never read the scriptures? The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner. This is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes. Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bring forth the fruits thereof,” Matthew 21:42-43.

The stone that the builders of world governments rejected. The same is Jesus Christ. Jesus offered this preaching of the gospel of his kingdom on earth to the Jews. But it wasn’t marvelous in their sight, so the responsibility fell upon the gentile nations. In particular the nations of the house of Israel. With America emerging to assume a significant role. But America has readied itself as another builder rejecting God’s corner stone. And, all that waits are the consequences.

Look America what you have become

The United States for over two centuries has admirably been the moral backbone for the world community. But all that is changing, as the nation drifts further and further from God. Embracing the gospel of secularism as its god which is the perfect vehicle for spiritual, moral, social and monetary decadency. The decadency of today has been so common place. That in some instances, this decadency is considered to be relevant for a modern society. Resulting in many, who are not troubled let alone shocked by what is occurring through out the United States. It has been said, that if a lie is told often enough, the liar believes the lie to be truth. So it is with behavioral decadency, as it is made part of acceptable society long enough, then it becomes believable as normal. All this manifests itself in deception which the Bible addresses constantly through out its many pages.

Jesus himself encouraged people to be aware of world events. Because failure to do so would result in being gravely deceived. (cp. Matthew 24:4). As deception becomes indistinguishable from decadency, it becomes the light most identify with. Leading to a broad acceptance that all religious paths lead to spiritual enlightenment. And from there, a broad acceptance of beliefs, and behaviors God condemns. Which caused Christ, to warn us against such trends which are becoming the hallmark of our modern American society. When Jesus said, “For many will come in My name, saying, I am the Christ and many will be deceived,” Matthew 24:5. Which only leads to further decadency, sending America deeper into a spiritual, moral, social and economic abyss. Where every person becomes their own god, and their godliness is expressed through its system of governance. Over time the nation will become ethically bankrupt where truth and decency is nonexistent. Where a code of ethics and morality exists, which is, ‘might makes right.’ With the core might being ‘money’ which declares its ‘right.’ With it being ever so prominent during our heated political campaigns. That is what decadency is all about. Where life, liberty and prosperity are not valued, unless it is in the domain of the decadent conqueror. Then the conquerors redefine the meaning of spirituality and morality. Which gives new meaning to what is socially, morally and economically acceptable.

Oddity in fables

Earth no doubt, a place of high drama. But it wasn’t always that way because Eden, the hub of God’s creation was a place of beauty called a garden. But far away a in another world, a war was raging, some say. A war between angels in which a dragon came up as the loser. Labeled by the apostle John, as that old serpent, called the Devil and Satan. John accuses him as being responsible for deceiving the whole world. Or did Satan leave heaven on his own, as was his custom?

Or is that war yet to occur, at some future time? Could be, because most feel quite comfortable hear on a place called earth. With it wonderfulness of beauty of places like the Grand Canyon or the Niagara Falls. And we live three score and ten years, and each generation is living longer than the previous one. And if your an American, want for nothing compared to most other people scattered around the world. Where the brutality of Islam exists even against their own, especially woman. And a distance second to Islam is the brutality of hunger, disease and poor to no kind of infrastructures like roads, schools, housing, sewers; let alone employment opportunities.

The old story goes like this. When in the course of history, did his deception occur? One can only suspect, at the time, when God had put the finishing touches upon his creation. Because that ‘serpent of old’ changed the course of history here on earth. By telling Eve not to believe God. And from that act of disbelief by the woman and her husband, Adam. Came the pain of child bearing, work described as a hardship. And dying would become their experience, and ours. It’s not far fetched to conclude, in that those three occurrence were, and are intended to remind us of God’s anger over disbelief and disobedience. Then why do we allow the evil of Islam to thrive. An evil hell bent, and bound, to destroy the functional worlds infrastructures? It occurred because that old serpent had a hand in it. But that doesn’t, mean that he lost a war and was expelled from the heavens, does it? Proponents who argue yes! Provide the argument based upon the record created in Revelation 12:7-9.

People want to know about tomorrow, today! And they clearly can, if they are apart of the Christ family. World events are like a mathematical equation, where you plug in events to solve the scriptural equation. The problem is which events does one plug in to solve that scriptural equation? Another problem arises through Christendoms quick buck artists, mostly protestant clergy. They latch onto very scary biblical scenarios and make it the now and the very present or soon to come doomsday. Producing books, and movies declared to be truth telling for money of course. It’s a wonder that any one goes to church these days. Must be because of the fear factor denominator skillfully used. Why they these churches can’t even tell the people the simple truths about what happens after death and places like heaven and hell. Because, there is money to be made in telling fabled stories. This padre, like everyone, believes in death. It’s irrefutable! This padre parts with most as to what happens after death. Because telling the truth would empty the churches, and thusly, destroy their bottom line. The believer in Christ is the church, compare Revelation 1:4-Revelation 2:1-4; especially, Rev. 1:12;20; Rev. 2:4. Jesus said, “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of death,” Revelation 1:18. Bottom line! Being embodied in Christ is to get in the trenches where its nasty and dirty and fight unto death if necessary. Baptizing the United States and the world community in the ways of Jesus Christ. It is obvious that you have failed and has this padre. And we will all pay for our failures, individually, and collective manner. And this padre argues our inflictors will be Muslim. Islam will become the big daddy on the world scene. Doubt it? Watch world trends and helplessness of the church or the community of non-Muslim states to stop it. Unless God finds another Noah, who exhibits this singular quality, compare Genesis 6:9 with the events of the time and ours. So ahoy out there through prayer.