Disappointed with Pence

Disappointed with Pence

One would hope that Christians like Mike Pence (and Ron DeSantis, for that matter) would have the spiritual maturity to see what God is doing in the life of our nation and the 2024 presidential campaign, but it seems like their vision has been obscured by either spiritual immaturity or personal ambition, or perhaps, a combination of both.

At the risk of sounding simplistic, let me posit that this presidential election will be a fight between God and Satan. Each one is represented by a human host, namely Donald Trump and Joe Biden. Each one is commanding an army of spiritual agents vying for control of this nation. A spiritually mature Christian would be able to see what’s going on in the spiritual realm, and would be willing to forego any personal agenda in order to support the advancement of God’s agenda. It is as President Lincoln told a reporter when asked if he was concerned about God being on the side of the Union. His answer expressed that his concern was not whose side God was on, but the he would be on God’s side.

Whether one likes Trumps’ personality or not, it’s plain to any clear-headed American that he has had God’s favor, because he has acknowledged God openly and publicly, and has worked effectively to advance God’s agenda in our nation.

The threshold of carnality is that point at which one leaves their spiritual guidance and gives in to their own natural ambition. I believe both Pence and DeSantis have made that transgression. I like both men, but I’m sadly disappointed that they are not doing all they can to support President Trump, who is –at least, for now—the man anointed to help bring our nation back to Him. In fact, the tone of Pence’s latest remarks suggests to me that he may have fallen to the dark side. We must all continue to pray like it all depends on God–because it does—and work like it all depends on us, because it does that also. We place our trust in no man, but in God.

Run to the Sound of the Trumpet!

“Then I said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, “The work is extensive and spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. 20 Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!”—Nehemiah 4:19, 20

Nehemiah warned the Israelites who were rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, concerning the forces working to undermine their work, people who were already established in the land who didn’t want their lives upset by these Godly people—the Israelites–coming into their land. He knew they would have to fight to rebuild their nation. He gave instructions: When the sound of the trumpet is heard it will indicate a point of attack when all must drop their particular task, and rally to the trumpet call to defeat the enemy at the point of attack.

And so it is today. There is nothing new under the sun. The trumpet call summons us to support President Trump as he is being attacked by those established in government who don’t want their cadre of corruption exposed and swept clean by an outsider who unbeknownst to them, has demonstrated the anointing of God to establish righteousness and justice once again in our nation.

This is not about Donald Trump; it’s about the preservation of liberty and our Republic. We must set aside our petty partisan thinking, and stand together as one. Regardless of what one may think of Trump’s personality, we must all join forces against a corrupt government, unlike any in the annals of American history.
If the other Republican candidates were truly committed to “America First,” they would shut down their campaigns immediately, and show their unflinching support for Donald Trump simply because he is the point of the spear against tyrannical forces seeking to establish an authoritarian government that will control every area of American life. That’s where the trumpet is sounding. That’s where we must all rally.

After this enemy is defeated, then we can go back to our internal squabbles, but until then, we must join ranks and stand strong against the most demonically driven government this nation has ever known.

First of all, we must understand that as Christians, we need to look at this with spiritual vision, beyond what we see in the natural to understand how God is working in the spiritual realm, and then we must cooperate with God to help His agenda advance. It is as Lincoln once said when he was asked if God was on the side of the Union. He said he wasn’t so much concerned about what side God was on, but he was more concerned about getting on God’s side. That must be our perspective.

The charge to us is the very same charge Ben Franklin expressed to Mrs. Powell when she asked him what was given, “A republic Madam, if you can keep it.” Let’s demonstrate our love for our country and our posterity by running to the sound of the trumpet. We will win!

What Do We Learn From the Durham Report?

Could it be any plainer why we need God in America again? Just take one look at the condition of our nation. There’s a good reason why our founders included in their state charters and constitutions, the requirement that one must profess belief in God, the Scriptures and in a system of eternal rewards and punishments before they would be trusted with public office. Just look at the corruption reported in the Durham Report, and you get a picture of the mindset of people who have no fear of God, people who will justify whatever actions they deem to be “righteous” given their current circumstances. It’s clear they had no fear of divine justice. In their arrogance and pride they believed they would define justice, and that meant defeating Trump by whatever means is necessary. Truth is expendable.

That’s why John Adams told us that

”…Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the governing of any other.”  –Oct. 11, 1798

Fortunately for us, the whale got caught in the net.  Our Constitutional republic withstood another pernicious attack from people who had no allegiance to truth or to our Constitutional system of law and justice. They saw themselves as the ultimate judge to achieve a desired outcome. It’s important for us to understand the invisible forces behind the visible things we see. There are only two powers at work in the world: The power of God and truth, and the power of Satan and lies; there is no middle ground.

That’s why if there is ever to be any restoration to the integrity of our Republic it must derive from a return to first principles, and above all a return to the acknowledgement of God. As Lincoln told us,

 “it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God,”

and more recently President Eisenhower told us that,

“Without God there could be no American form of government, nor an American way of life. Recognition of the Supreme Being is the first –the most basic- expression of Americanism.”

So, I say, where are the pastors and religious leaders who will help lead us back to the God in whom we say we place our trust?

We must not be complacent with a false assurance that we will always have a nation. If God didn’t protect Israel when judgment was due, there’s no reason to think we might fare any better. For the sake of our grandchildren and coming generations, we must openly, and publicly, turn back to God. Christian pastors and leaders must lead the way.

Word for 2023

Last year’s word was “pursue Truth.” This year it is to restore truth.

Pursuing Truth involved discovery of truth, and so we spent the year conducting God and Country seminars, (that you can still find on our Rumble Channel), and our twice monthly WISP meetings. Wisp, standing for worship, information, strategy and prayer.

So it would stand to reason that the next step would be to restore truth. It will be more challenging, since restoring truth means going to where the lies are, engaging the liars, and displacing the lies with truth. It will be a definite spiritual militant action rather than just an intellectual one.  You see when we studied to find the truth, we were with like-minded believers, and the atmosphere was relatively comfortable.

But the next stage will call us to engage unfriendly forces that have, up to this point, found no resistance as they advanced their lies. Restoring truth is about engaging the lie, to displace it with truth. Proverbs. 18:17 tells us,

 “The first one to plead his cause seems right, Until his neighbor comes and examines him.”

Unfortunately we have not been good neighbors as we have allowed the first one to tell one lie after another without ever examining them, and challenging them with the truth of God’s word using the excuse that we don’t get political.

Our first step must therefore be, repentance, of our complacency and our neglect of the garden God has commissioned us to tend. Unfortunately, the Church has withdrawn from the battle to take dominion over all the earth, the very first mission assigned to Adam, and we all know how that ended up.

But the, the second Adam came, and the prophet Isaiah tells us explicitly that the government will be on His shoulders, and we who are in fact the Body of Christ must accept this truth: The government is on our shoulders, if we are in fact, the very Body of Christ. No longer can a pastor who claims to be preaching the full Gospel declare in his puffed up pride, “we don’t get political.” That statement represents the second most despicable sin of the Church, only next to the sin of our factions and dissensions, seen in the idolatry of denominationalism.

How ironic that the very ones who declare that they don’t get political will be the first to advance their own local church or denomination. That, my friend is, in fact, getting political. We must repent of the hypocrisy in the church and seek to work together to see the advancement of the Kingdom of God, and not just the protection of our little fiefdoms. In 2023 the wheat will be separated from the chaff. It must be about His Church. If you truly love Jesus, then His most-heart-felt request before He was crucified must be our primary mission,

“that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. “—John 17:21

O How far we have fallen!

Perhaps the first lie we must address is the lie currently being advanced by religious leaders and pastors across the nation, the lie that says, “We shouldn’t get political.” The truth is that Jesus is Lord of all, especially and including our religion and politics. After all, what impacts the lives of the people you care about more than religion and politics? It’s not difficult to discern the author of that lie, the author of every lie, Satan, himself.

So, then restoring truth number one means approaching every pastor and religious leader you know who insists on not getting political, and no longer allowing the lie to stand without cross-examination. Pastors must be challenged to come together with other pastors of other expressions of the Christian faith and seek to win their local communities for Christ working together, so that by the love they have one for another the world will see Jesus and revival will come, community by community.

Then the Church working as “one new man” can successfully engage the culture and begin to restore truth.

Yes, it will be challenging because we’re talking about the sanctification of the Body of Christ. The Ecclesia, the called-out assembly of God is made up of individuals who must begin by allowing truth to reign in their own personal lives. Only in our integrity can we be equipped to successfully engage a demonically-driven culture. Purification and repentance of personal sin, as the Spirit brings conviction, will prepare the warrior for victory.  It’s no surprise that this will be observed by only a remnant of people who claim to be Christian. According to Barna research, less than 10% of self-identified born again Christians are totally submitted to Christ. You know, as they say, “Sunday saints-Monday Aints.” So this won’t be a popular position, but then again, even Jesus was shunned and disbelieved by his own family, neighbors and friends.

There are many other lies that need to be demolished by the truth of God’s word that I will address in future messages. Suffice it to say for now, that we must be prayerfully energized by the Holy Spirit to begin a radical assault on the systems of this world that are founded on the lies of Satan. We must demolish every lie encountered in every cultural institution, and wherever the lie might be heard.

Gird up your loins in 2023.  We’ve spent sufficient time in training. It’s now time to engage the enemy, and yes, the first place to engage the enemy is in our own hearts and minds, but then we must never again let any lie stand without challenging it with the truth of God’s word. As Dietrich Barnhoffer told us. “Silence in the face of evil is, in itself, evil.” Let that never be said of the men and women of His church in our nation.

Be prepared, put on your full armor, and get in the fight with us. We read the back of the book—We win!

So, join us. Get in the fight. We’ll be sharing more information and developing strategies on the specific lies that need to be addressed at our WISP meetings to which you are invited, on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at our Newburgh headquarters. Click the “Events” tab above for more information. If you can’t attend personally, you can still join or support the New York Faith & Freedom Coalition by clicking on the “JOIN/DONATE” button.

2023 will be a year of action as the Kingdom of God forcefully advances upon the Kingdoms of this world. We are blessed to be living in such an exciting time preparing for the coming of our King. Don’t miss the action. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me.

Above all, remember God’s word for 2023: “Restore Truth” and be part of the mission.

Remember, America Bless God!

Get Ready for November

President Biden recently called Americans who believe in the governing philosophy advanced by President Donald Trump, “semi-fascists.” One thing you can know for sure about the Socialist-Democrats is that whatever they accuse you of is simply a projection of what they, themselves are, or are doing. The recent announcement of a $10,000 or $20,000 giveaway to his woke sycophants who need to repay college loans they freely incurred is yet one more example of an unconstitutional order by one who believes he has total authoritarian power, and who will stop at nothing to maintain that power including raiding the home of a previous president in order to find something to prevent him from running in the next election.

Now that the primaries are over, and the teams have chosen their players, we must gear up for a clean-sweep of leftist Socialist-Democrats, and replace them with “America First Republicans.”  This is no time for wishy-washy Republicans motivated by selfish ambition. This is a fight for the future of liberty. Remember what Reagan told us in his 1975 speech to CPAC,

“Our people look for a cause to believe in. Is it a third party we need, or is it a new and revitalized second party, raising a banner of no pale pastels, but bold colors which make it unmistakably clear where we stand on all of the issues troubling the people.”

Against all odds, and against the opinions of the “political experts,” Donald Trump experienced continual victories because he proudly acknowledged that in this country we worship God, not government.  Because he openly, an unapologetically acknowledged the sovereignty of God over our land, God gave him favor and victory over political enemies who seek to advance a godless agenda, thus placing themselves in the position of the ultimate authority. This is simply the age-old battle between God and Satan. There is nothing new under the sun.

So this November, every believer has a responsibility to pray and vote for candidates at every level of government who will publicly affirm our national motto, (In God We Trust, in case you forgot it), and who will seek to govern according to our Judeo-Christian heritage. If we hope to see God’s grace “shed on Thee” again, we must pray like it all depends on God and work like it all depends on us to see Godly men and women occupy seats of leadership.

Every pastor must preach and teach his people to be faithful witnesses, and to give unto Caesar what is due unto Caesar in this nation where “We the People” govern. If the people of God don’t govern, the people controlled by Satan, certainly will.

If our children and our grandchildren grow up not knowing the blessings of liberty, it will be because the Christian pastors and church leaders did not preach the whole counsel of God, which includes the faithful stewardship of liberty. God has entrusted the “Truth” to us. If we don’t teach it, the father of lies will win– we will lose this world’s last best hope.

So, get ready. Pray like it all depends on God, but work like it all depends on you. For the benefit of the next generation, and for God’s glory. We will be, once again, “One Nation Under God.”

Being the Salt

Being the Salt – Howell’s Church July 17, 2022