Feb 22

Community Organizers Vs. ISIS!

The Obama administration just held a three day summit to address the issue of terrorism after which it became obvious that this was, in fact, a Community Organizer’s approach to a major world threat. When I first heard State department spokeswoman Marie Harf suggest that the answer to the ISIS threat was an effective jobs program, I thought this went beyond naiveté to idiocy. Now it’s clear she was simply parroting her boss’s Community Organizer thinking as demonstrated by the outcome of this three day summit. They came to the same conclusion—more jobs! What idiocy! It’s clear they are seeing through the lens of social inequality instead of the reality that this is a suicide cult bent on destroying western civilization to establish an Islamic Caliphate. Churchill’s axiom holds true: He has no heart who is not a liberal at age 20, and he has no brain who is not a Conservative by age 40. God deliver us from idiocy!

I’ve said it before—even without the benefit of a three day summit—the answer to addressing the threat before us is twofold: First, Congress must declare war against radical Islam and then we must build a coalition of nations to eliminate the current generation of Jihadists. Then we can begin to teach their progeny about the blessings of liberty and self-governance. This must be a multi-generational effort that will be nearly impossible to accomplish without God’s help, but the alternative is unacceptable.

Feb 16

21 Christians Slaughtered…and More!

Yesterday, 21 Egyptian Christians, our brothers in Christ, were beheaded by ISIS and video taped for the world to see.  How will we respond?

Gary Bauer reports that The 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative, has just issued a disturbing report entitled “Edge of Extinction,” which tells us that Christians and other religious and ethnic minorities are being exterminated and face genocide at the hands of ISIS. Among their findings is that Iraq’s Christian population, once 1.5 million, has been reduced to a remnant of just 300,000 without homes, jobs or churches.

The full report can be accessed at 21wilberforce.org. We need to share this information with pastors and Christian leaders for prayer and Spirit-led action. The challenge to American Christians is clear: How will we respond to the plight of our Christian family in peril overseas? In fact, will we take action or simply look the other way, because, after all, it’s not our fight?

It’s time for us to be reminded once again of the lesson taught to us by Rev. Martin Niemöller concerning persecution by godless, demonic Nazism,

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

It’s been said that those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it. How much more foolish is it to know history and repeat it anyway. God forbid it!

Our Christian brothers and sisters are praying and waiting for our action to rescue them from the hands of the enemy. A verse of Scripture that we often refer to in the cause of saving the unborn is just as applicable concerning the genocide of our Christian family,

“Rescue those being led away to death;
    hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,”
    does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who guards your life know it?
    Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?” –Proverbs 24:11,12

We must pray like it all depends on God to see our Christian brothers and sisters delivered from the hands of ISIS and Radical Islamists, and we must act to do all we can to help in their rescue. Contact your representatives in Washington and demand that they move to defend those who cannot defend themselves, or as Niemöller reminds us, when they come for us there will be no one left to defend us.

 

Feb 04

MEETING CANCELED

Our regularly scheduled 2nd Sunday Meeting has been canceled for this month (Feb. 8th) We’ll see you on the 2nd Sunday of March– March 8th.

Jan 25

Word of Prophecy for Candidates

America, you have been singing “God Bless America” for over 200 years, and I have blessed you beyond all the nations of the world, but now you have gone beyond the tipping point of my wrath, and so judgment will come as it has to nations that have rejected me. Yet in my wrath I may remember mercy. If you will repent and begin singing and declaring “America Bless God!” and turn from your independent ways, my grace may still be shed on thee. I am looking for a man or a woman who will be courageous enough to declare that America is “One Nation Under God.” I will give him favor and turn the hearts of people toward him, and he will be your leader and there will be revival in the land. This move must be supported by the leadership of my people, called by my Name. If you will pray like it all depends on Me, and work like it all depends on you, I will do it, and your sons and daughters, your grandsons and granddaughters will know the liberty you have enjoyed and I will get the glory. I am looking for that man or woman who will declare

“We are One Nation Under God, and that will be the guiding foundation of all my political and legislative initiatives.”

That is the candidate who will win my favor. That is the man or woman I am waiting for. I have said it, and it will come to pass, because in my wrath I will remember mercy, for I am the Lord your God.

Jan 22

THE SPIRITUAL STATE OF OUR UNION

Last night President Barak Obama delivered his annual State of the Union Message in which he touted the idea that we’ve turned the corner and everything is just fine and wonderful now. One has to ask, “What planet is he living on?” Rather than address his assertions, which I will leave to the political pundits, I would like to address a condition that is more fundamental to the state of our union—the spiritual state of our union. This is most important because it is the spiritual condition of the nation that generates all the other manifestations of a nation’s well-being. The principle is true:

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord and the people He chose for His inheritance,” (Psalm 33:12).

It follows then that the opposite would also be true–cursed is the nation whose god is not The Lord. So whether we live in a state of blessing or under a curse will depend on the role God plays in our national life. Abraham Lincoln reminded us when he appointed a national fast day in 1863 in the midst of a terrible civil war when he published a declaration for all posterity that,

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

He knew that the future of the nation was in the hands of a God of justice and mercy. He attributed the scourge of the war to our national sin of enslaving our fellow man who is created in God’s image.

We must be reminded once again, that the well-being of our nation will continue to be a function of our relationship to the God of the Bible. The Bible speaks clearly to nations as well as to individuals, and neither can be neglected without voiding the intent of God’s Word. Our standing in the world, our economic prosperity at home, breakdown of social order, all these are the result of our relationship, or lack of relationship with the God upon whose glory this nation was founded according to the Mayflower Compact, and according to declarations of national leaders up until recent times.

Rather than acknowledging the overruling power of God, we are now erasing every vestige of our Christian foundation from the public square. Just this week it was reported that an army recruiting station in Phoenix was ordered by “higher ups” to remove a sidewalk poster that declared, “On a mission for both God and Country.”

Is it total ignorance concerning the dependence on that overruling God that has given us success in battle from the Revolutionary War where General Washington openly declared that it was only God’s favor that would enable them to prevail, and who reminded the young nation that “the propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a people who neglect His rules of order and right?” to the prayer that President Roosevelt prayed over the radio as our troops landed on Normandy Beach to defend our freedom and our “religion?”

Is it any wonder then that as we began to shove God out of our national life we have also found victory in war to be more elusive? It’s no mystery. Frederick Douglas, an African American escaped slave and civil rights leader who instructs us,

“I have one great political idea. . . . That idea is an old one. It is widely and generally assented to; nevertheless, it is very generally trampled upon and disregarded. The best expression of it, I have found in the Bible. It is in substance, “Righteousness exalteth a nation; sin is a reproach to any people” [Proverbs 14:34]. . . This constitutes my politics …the whole of my politics. . . . I feel it my duty to do all in my power to infuse this idea into the public mind…”

It is in that same spirit that I feel compelled to say that we are spiritually bankrupt, and if we continue on the current path away from God we will only experience more of the curse. There are only two overriding forces on this planet. The natural force of evil which can be seen throughout the world where the Gospel has not reached, and the other force is the blessing of God’s grace shed on those nations that acknowledge His sovereignty, as we did when we stated in our national motto: “In God We Trust.”

If we truly wish to see our grandchildren grow in the peace, prosperity and liberty that we have known we must return to the God of our Fathers. We need political leaders who will boldly declare what great men before them have, that we must return to God to enjoy His blessings. I yearn to hear a candidate begin his stump speech with the declaration that,

We are one nation under God, and it is in God that we place our trust. That will be the defining framework of all my governing ideas. All my initiatives will be directed to see His blessings shed on the people of this great nation.”

How I dream of hearing the courage, the boldness, the love for God and country that would empower a candidate to make such declaration. That’s a banner I believe most Americans will still rally around and support.

Leadership must begin in the pulpits.

Every good and godly blessing enjoyed by our citizens originated in the pulpits of the nation from the preachers of the Revolution, until such times like the sermon by Reverend George M. Docherty which inspired President Eisenhower to add the phrase “under God” to our Pledge of Allegiance. Remember it was The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King who led the nation to repent of prideful discrimination against fellow Americans. Where are the “ pulpits ablaze with righteousness” today?

It is incumbent upon the ministers of this nation to preach and teach about the duties of Christians in their stewardship of liberty. We must repent of our neglect of this part of the Gospel. The “full” Gospel must include the stewardship of all God has entrusted to us, including our government, “of the people.”

So then, the way forward is for every man, woman and child to “own their dependency upon the overruling power of God.” We must then take our personal faith into the public square. We must pray for spiritual revival while we do all we can to elect men and women who will rule in the fear of the Lord using biblical principles to form their political philosophy.
If we are to be spared of the curse, we must become once again, “One Nation Under God.”

Dec 06

Thou Protesteth Thyself

The protests against the Grand Jury decisions in Ferguson and New York City are clearly fueled by a total disregard or plain ignorance of the fact that ours is a government “of the people,” demonstrated by our Grand Jury system in which ordinary citizens, the people, make the judgments. Whatever decision they come up with is a decision of “We, the people.” So any argument against that decision is, in effect, an argument with self!

Those who choose to discriminate and bring division into the picture do nothing to foster justice, but rather serve to stoke the fires of racism, discord jealousy, and hatred, which are natural flaws of our common humanity. These can only be overcome by ascribing to the idea that we are “One Nation Under God.” That is our common identity and the goal of our “more perfect union.”

So rather than seeking “justice” for a particular group by separating from “we the people,” and attempting to advance the rule of “mobocracy,” leaders must help us work as one people to continually improve our system of justice, never abandoning those principles put forward in our founding documents. Look around the world for a better system; you won’t find it. So let’s stop stoking racial discord and let’s keep working to make a good system even better.

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