America stands at a crossroads of decision… (included is an article from the Russian newspaper Provda, and also an open letter to pastors from Mario Muerillo)

Written by: Skip Barland

November 30, 2012

Whereas we are admonished in the Bible (in Proverbs 22:28) to NOT remove the ancient landmarks that our forefathers have set, it should be apparent to ALL, who have eyes to see, that we as a nation have done just that!

How far we have fallen from where our nation began!!!

This is what Jesus said: 

Luke 19:10-13

The Son of Man came to find lost people and save them.”

A Story About Three Servants

As the people were listening to this, Jesus told them a story because he was near Jerusalem and they thought God’s kingdom would appear immediately.

He said: “A very important man went to a country far away to be made a king and then to return home.

So he called ten of his servants and gave a coin to each servant and He said, ‘Occupy until I come!

If I understand my Bible correctly, the universal and true Church of Jesus Christ, which is not found in any one denomination, is to be God’s occupational force in the earth; and as such, we are to be a refuge from the world and a fortress of strength, that is built upon our faith in Jesus Christ and our commitment of obedience to follow His Word.

Jesus clearly said in Matthew 28:18 that: “ALL power and authority in heaven and earth is given unto me; therefore GO, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Our assignment and message is to preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven; and to establish God’s will and His Kingdom in the earth, as it is in Heaven; and our foundation upon which we build that Kingdom is a foundation of TRUTH!

We as the church are NOT to be that mealy mouthed caricature that the world has painted us to be, a bunch of hypocrites and phonies who are basically irrelevant to anything that is of any importance or of any consequence in the world!

That is certainly NOT the legacy that was left to us by our Founding Fathers, and neither is it the church that we read about in the Bible either, that our Lord began.

As a member of that church, it hurts me to have to say this, but certainly we have given them, the world and unbelievers, many reasons within these last few decades to feel that way about us, because the church in America today has mostly just been in a steady state and attitude of retreat!

Whenever we have been challenged morally and politically on any issue, and with every advancement the world has made against God and His word, the church has mostly just drawn another line in the sand and has backed up!

Folks, that is definitely NOT the church that we read about in the Bible, that Jesus established, that turned the first century world upon its ear… and so the question is, what has happened to us?

We should ALL know from the Bible that there can be NO PEACE in the world, without the Prince of Peace; and the truth is, there have ONLY been two governments in the history of the World who have based their existence on a covenant which they made with God… the first was the nation of Israel; and the second was the Republic for the united states of America!

The One who has established our church, who is our Commander in Chief and our reigning King, has placed us here not to bring peace to the earth, in its fallen condition, where we just mirror the world and acquiesce at the slightest provocation or challenge; but rather we are here to tear down the gates of Hell, in Jesus name!

Have you not heard these words from our Lord?

Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. “For I came to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be the members of his household.” (Matthew 10:34-36)

Do you suppose that I came to grant peace on earth? I tell you, no, but rather division; for from now on five members in one household will be divided, three against two, and two against three…” (Luke 12:51-52) –

And He said to them, “But now, let him who has a purse take it along, likewise also a bag, and let him who has no sword sell his robe and buy one.” (Luke 22:36) –

Jesus very clearly called for His church to be on the offense, where we are charging against the gates of Hell, putting Satan and the world on the defensive; and not the other way around.

Where I believe we have missed the mark is that much of the church today is fighting with carnal weapons, and rather than utilizing the weapons of the Holy Spirit, spoken of by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 10: 4, we have instead elected Madison Avenue styled techniques and worldly marketing strategies to wage this spiritual war… and obviously it doesn’t work!

As we are today, we are constantly drawing lines in the sand and retreating, at the slightest criticism or onslaught from the enemy’s camp!

Our nation was not founded by a bunch of quitters and cowards, and nor where they agnostics and atheists, as the world and our public education system today would have you to believe.

Did you know that 52 of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were orthodox, deeply committed Christians; that 29 of the 56 had ministry degrees from seminary or Bible colleges, and were seminary graduates?

The other three, which the world holds up as the standard of belief for the other 52, whereas at times they seemed to be agnostic, but even those three, as we read their writings we can see that they also believed, along with the others, in the God of the Bible, and in His personal intervention in the affairs of man.

Did you know that it was the first Congress who formed the American Bible Society?

Immediately after creating the Declaration of Independence, the Continental Congress voted to purchase and import 20,000 copies of scripture for the people of this nation.

Patrick Henry, who is called the firebrand of the American Revolution, is still remembered for his words, ‘”Give me liberty or give me death.”‘ But in current textbooks the context of these words is deleted.

Here is what he actually said: ‘“An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.”‘

These sentences have been erased from our textbooks.

Was Patrick Henry a Christian?

The following year, 1776, he wrote this ‘”It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.”‘

Consider these words that Thomas Jefferson wrote on the front of his well-worn Bible: ‘”I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator. “‘ He was also the chairman of the American Bible Society, which he considered his highest and most important role.

On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, ‘”The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”‘

Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States reaffirmed this truth when he wrote, ‘”The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.”‘

In 1782, the United States Congress voted this resolution: ‘”The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.”‘

William Holmes McGuffey is the author of the McGuffey Reader, which was used for over 100 years in our public schools with over 125 million copies sold until it was stopped in 1963. President Lincoln called him the ‘”Schoolmaster of the Nation.”‘

Listen to these words of Mr. McGuffey: ‘”The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our notions on the character of God, on the great moral Governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions. From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible I make no apology.”‘

Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were distinctly Christian, including the first, Harvard University, chartered in 1636.

In the original Harvard Student Handbook, rule number 1 was that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they could study the scriptures: ‘”Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation for our children to follow the moral principles of the Ten Commandments?

James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution of the United States, said this: ‘”We have staked the whole future of our new nation not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.”‘

It makes no difference here in America, under our Constitutional Republic form of government, what your color, race, or creed is, whether you believe in God or Allah, or whether you are an atheist and believe in no god at all,  because ALL men are considered equal under our U.S. Constitution; and the fact is it is ONLY in our country, under our Constitution, that you have these rights guaranteed

There is no other place on the planet that has afforded its citizens the liberty and freedom that we have come to enjoy here… and that is a fact!

My point is this, we didn’t just get in this condition over night; and the reason our country today is on the verge of collapse, and our freedoms and liberties are in jeopardy, is because the Christians in our country have not been occupying, as we were instructed to, and we have been practicing “Churchianity,” instead of Christianity.

Even nature itself hates a vacuum and will not long tolerate its existence; and so it is in the spiritual realm as well.

So when the Church in America abdicated its position and let unbelievers and pagans come in and take over the reins of power in our government, to make our laws and chart our future, what you see all around you today is the result… but then I ask you, what else did we expect would happen?

As Christians have withdrawn from politics and from society in general, and have instead elected to be religious and practice their faith, not in the market place, but rather within the four walls of a building once a week (which is what “Churchianity” is), the world and Satan has come into that vacuum that was left behind and has taken over everything that we vacated; and so now it’s the world and the unbelievers who rule over us and are telling us what we can or cannot do!

So consequently, we who are believers in Jesus Christ, here in this land of the free and home of the brave, find ourselves unequally yoked with unbelievers under a de facto government that more than anything represents the spirit of Antichrist!

What’s worse, our children today are being lied to in school, and are being taught a history that is not at all true, regarding the faith of our Founding Fathers; and the importance FAITH in Jesus Christ and the Bible played in the formations of our Republic… and the church has just quietly stood by and let all of this happen!

We who are believers, who know the Power of God, need to understand that those people whom we let take over in politics and in business, who run our banks and commerce,  who are now taking our nation down the tubes, to oblivion, that they are doing what anyone would do, who have not had an encounter with Jesus Christ, who don’t yet know Him, and that is they are just make things worse… as the blind are leading the blind!

Just as we read happened in the Book of Judges, in the Bible, so we see is happening today, where in the absence of any direction or acknowledgement of God in society and government, each man is doing only what seems right in his own sight! (Judges 21:25)

These people are NOT our enemies, because as the Bible says we are NOT fighting against flesh and blood; rather these people are just ignorant; and except for the grace of God in our life, and the fact that our lives have been impacted by the Bible and faith in Jesus, then most of us would probably be right there with them, acting just as dumb and ignorant as they are!

This is NOT a partisan issue, between the Right and the Left, Democrat verses Republican; no this is an issue between Light and Darkness!

What most don’t know today, or don’t understand (and what we don’t know is killing our nation, by the way), is that our two-party political system is corrupt and it is, in itself, the problem, because it all has been established upon a de facto (unconstitutional) corporate structure that is controlled and owned by an international banking cartel, and the reason for that is because our nation has been in a state of bankruptcy since the Civil War. (http://www.serendipity.li/jsmill/us_corporation.htm)

The problem is, subsequent to our nations going into bankruptcy, at the end of the Civil War, and at the behest of these international bankers, headed up by the Rothschild family, our de jure Constitutional Republic was changed into the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC; and then through various adhesion contracts that have been put forth by this de facto corporation, through such things as our Birth Certificates, our Social Security Cards, marriage licenses, driver’s licenses and the like, where they have taken our Constitutional Rights and have made many of them into privileges that they can take away from us; and subsequent to our signing these various adhesion contracts, we have given our permission to be ruled over as chattel, where our combined sweat equity has become the collateral for the national debt, that is payable to these very same bankers, through this corporate fiction, called the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC.

A corporations, by its very definition, cannot be a government; and since this corporate entity was not brought about through a Constitutional Amendment, as it is required in our Constitution, it is therefore totally without any legal leg to stand on; and it has existed all of these years, and has been whittling away at our Constitutional rights, all because of our ignorance… we didn’t know!  Well, now you do!!!

The fact is, everything we have today, that is good, that once made our nation the envy of the world, it all is because of the blessings we have inherited from our Founding Fathers, because of their faith and their covenant with God… a covenant which we, as a nation today, have long since forsaken.

Just as it was with Israel in the Bible, I believe that God is today weighing us in the balances; and as it was with Israel, it will be the decision that the Believers make (the Christians) within our country, that will determine our nation’s future.

Our ONLY hope today that we can save our nation and turn it around, is NOT in politics, it’s not about the economy; and certainly it wouldn’t have been dependent  upon whether we should have a Mormon or a Muslim in the White House, which I might add neither of these two religions serve the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!

The question I have is how in the world can we expect to have unbelievers elected to office, be they Mormon, Muslim, atheist, or whatever, who don’t even know the Lord, many of whom are in fact serving false gods, and expect that they would make godly laws and decisions on our behalf?  Folks, I can tell you it won’t happen… it can’t happen!!!

The ONLY hope that we have today is in Jesus Christ; and just as we read in 2 Chronicles 7:14, where God has shown us the way home, where He says that if WE, who are called by His name (Christian) will humble ourselves and pray; if we turn from our wicked ways and seek His face; then His promise is that He (God) will hear our prayers and that He will heal our land!

Selah and Amen

As you read the following article, how sad it is to think that we now have to turn to a Russian newspaper, to Provda, to get the truth regarding our own government!

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The Reason Obama is President

07.11.2012

By Xavier Lerma

Pravda writer Xavier Lermer said, “Christianity in the U.S. is under attack as it was during the early period of the Soviet Union when religious symbols were against the law.”

He also wrote of Obama, “He is a Communist without question promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so. How shrewd he is in America. His cult of personality mesmerizes those who cannot go beyond their ignorance. They will continue to follow him like those fools who still praise Lenin and Stalin in Russia. Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.”

The reason America has the trillion dollar war monger Obama as president today is because of immorality and materialism in America.

President John Adams once said:

“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

October 11, 1798.

“It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible”

– George Washington.

Thomas Jefferson wrote:

“God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

The revisionist historians have tried to “cover up” God himself by not allowing recent generations to know that America was once a nation of religious people.

Now, over half the people in America are not well informed and are willing to believe the spoon fed propaganda from the Democrats and Republicans. 

The Democrats and Republicans are notorious for wanting to stay in power. Their worshipers get their education from TV and their friends. In the future, after it becomes obvious that their plan failed, these “useful idiots” will still blame Bush for the economy, overlook Obama as they overlooked Clinton’s mistakes or think their vote counts and they actually have freedom while approving of wars overseas.

Such people are the product of America’s decaying society whose reality has been warped by drugs and other selfish pleasures. America has gradually become worse from the drugs, rock and roll of the 60′s and 70′s to the drugs and rap music of today. The communists won while Americans smoked pot.

The alienation of God in society began in the classroom.

Today, blasphemies can easily be seen on TV and the cinema. Hollywood portrays the sane as the insane.

The abnormal and perverted as normal.

The unborn babies are seen as nothing. The silent holocaust continues.

Is it any wonder America is in trouble?

The economy, destroyed by white collar crimes, were done by men of immoral character. They are not personally responsible for all of America’s failings but are a symptom of America’s spiritual illness most commonly referred to in previous centuries as “sin”.

This is the connection that most fail to see. Where there is no God there is chaos.

We are seeing that now. Abortions financed through tax dollars now total 50 million babies killed. Their blood cries out to Heaven while Hollywood justifies abortion and some women call it a choice.

Yes, a choice to kill infants without even taking the time to see what they have destroyed.

They willingly blind themselves to the truth. Or do their sins blind them?

The other half of America stands against this evil tide with constant prayer while their public protests are not completely shown by the American media.

“Freedom of the press” means the media will be free to report what it wants you to know. ABC, CBS, NBC , MSNBC.

You are now in an atheistic society as the Soviet Union once was.

Pravda online has become more news worthy now as Christianity flourishes.

Patriarch Kirill  said:

“The world should see the Orthodox Russia’s great feat of rebuilding all that was destroyed”

Russia once was swept with an even more horrific terror across its land. There is no comparison in the past sufferings of Russia and the turmoil of America.

However, it is interesting to note that the number of deaths are equal to Russia’s when including the aborted children in America.

When Alexander Solzhenitsyn came to America he warned the US in the 70′s:

“Destructive and irresponsible freedom has been granted boundless space.

Society appears to have little defense against the abyss of human decadence, such as, for example, misuse of liberty for moral violence against young people, motion pictures full of pornography, crime and horror.

It is considered to be part of freedom and theoretically counter-balanced by the young people’s right not to look or not to accept.

Life organized legalistically has thus shown its inability to defend itself against the corrosion of evil”

(speech to Harvard 1978).

The American press laughed at him and turned a deaf ear at his observations of America’s immorality and materialism.

Solzhenitsyn also warned long ago of today’s socialism:

“A number of such critics turn to socialism, which is a false and dangerous current.”

The danger is already here and the situation is much, much worse. Thus, Obama can try putting duct tape on a sinking ship but only when most Americans turn to God will the storm subside.

Only then will America be able to fix the problem. Remember:

“Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.”

William Penn (American hero of Liberty and religious freedom.

” We’ve staked our future on our ability to follow the Ten Commandments with all of our heart.”

 – James Madison, 1778, to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia.

The Communists took over America after JFK was shot.

American society then took a sharp nose dive into Hell. With the presidential elections rigged there was no stopping their agenda.

Call it Marxism, Socialism, or Communism. It’s all the same.

They want you to depend on the government instead of God.   Welcome to the USSA.

Therefore, only prayer and penance will lead America once again to that guiding light that governed the founding Fathers.

Prayers can turn the tide of evil in the US and its chaotic effect in the world. May God bless America.

Hard questions from Mario Murillo:

Dear Pastor,

Is the question why am I speaking out, or is it why are you being silent?

An Open Letter about the Silence of Pastors:

In this letter I will answer as clear as possible the two most common questions that Pastors keep asking me:

Why are you an evangelist speaking out against Obama?

The other question is: Now that the election is over why are you still speaking out?

I will answer the second question first.

Question:  Why are you speaking out since the election is over?

Answer: I am speaking out after the election because the election did not pass the smell test.

NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN left all semblance of journalist integrity and framed a narrative for Obama.

They were literally a propaganda mouthpiece for the Obama campaign.  An unlimited supply of foreign money went into his campaign coffers with zero accountability.  Plus, unions admitted they helped run the voting machines.

I ask you, who could have defeated Obama when 90% of the news media was an extension of his campaign, he had unlimited foreign money, and then had his people doing mystery math with the votes? (90 districts in Philadelphia did not count a single vote for Romney.)

Was the last election rigged?   I will leave that for you to decide.

Question: Why are you as an evangelist speaking out against Obama?

Answer: As a man of God, I am a watchman; every God-called preacher in America is a watchman.

“Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account.

Hebrews 13:17

It is the duty of a watchman to see danger when it approaches the sheep of God.  However, their highest duty is to cry out against the danger when it appears.

Obama is an existential threat to American Christians.

He has antipathy toward the Gospel and Bible values and is using his presidential power to weaken the church.

I believe that every minister will give an account to God for what they did during this regime that openly persecutes the sheep.

The media tries to deny this and Pastors who are sympathetic to Obama play it down.  However it is true that Obama has dramatically changed the way Christians are now treated in America and he is just beginning his campaign.

In just 4 short years, the confederation of secular progressives, NBC, CBS, and ABC have dramatically altered the mood of our nation toward Christ and Bible values.  We have been marginalized.  Our classic views on marriage, abortion and drugs are being treated as if they are some new and threatening extreme.

September 12th, Obama spent $70,000 in Pakistan on T.V. ads to defend Islam against a stupid anti- Muslim video.

However, the next day when church leaders begged him speak out against “Piss Jesus” in New York where Jesus is on a cross in a jar of the artist’s urine he said NO.

Why are we surprised?

He said “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”   This quote is from page 261 of his book The Audacity of Hope.

Obama’s NOs are just beginning.  He smells blood in the water and believes he has a mandate to diminish the Church.

Many pastors are not speaking out against Obama because they are hiding behind a misapplication of two sets of verses:

Matthew 7: 1 Judge not that you be not judged:

This quote from Brannon Howse says it all, “We cannot glibly quote this, though, without understanding what Jesus meant.

When Jesus condemned judging, he wasn’t at all implying we should never make judgments about anyone.

After all, a few verses later, Jesus himself calls certain people “pigs” and “dogs” (Matt 7:6) and “wolves in sheep’s clothing” (7:15). … What Jesus condemns is a critical and judgmental spirit, an unholy sense of superiority.

Jesus commanded us to examine ourselves first for the problems we so easily see in others. Only then can we help remove the speck in another’s eye – which, incidentally, assumes that a problem exists and must be confronted.”

He goes on to explain how silly we are to let the anti-Christians forces use our misapplication against us:

“Those that tell you not to judge, quoting Matthew 7:1 grossly out of context, are often some of the most mean-spirited, judgmental souls you could ever meet.

It’s not, of course, that they don’t want anyone to judge anything, because they want very much to judge and condemn your commitment to lovingly speak and practice your Christian worldview. You see how these tolerance rules work? We must tolerate them, but they don’t have to tolerate us.”

The second set of verses that some Pastors misapply and use to defend the idea that Obama is God’s choice is Romans 13: 1-3:

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Whosoever therefore resists the power resists the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.”

Please notice… “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.”

This phrase is critically important because it reveals the context i.e., appropriate government is only a terror to evil works; but not to good works.

Good government is NOT a terror to good works.

When a government is run amuck with crime, tyranny and injustice, we are no longer to submit.

Obama is a clear and growing terror to the good works of the Church.

I do not believe that Hitler was God’s choice for Germany, or that Stalin was God’s choice for Russia, or that Mao was a divine answer for China.

America’s founding fathers took matters into their own hands, reviling and revolting against the “higher powers.”

The overthrow of British rule would violate the philosophy of most pastors today.  If they were the dominate opinion back then, we would have no United States.

Obama is not my president.

  • My president would have sent help to Benghazi to save the 4 Americans who begged him to save their lives.
  • My president would understand freedom of worship.
  • My president would see that the constitution is not there to protect the government from the people, but to protect the people from the government.
  • My president would not divide and conquer; he or she would unite and heal.

I pray for him but I do not respect him. I believe that his plan to confiscate wealth is stealing and a crime.

I have an obligation to oppose what his agenda of Gay marriage, abortion, and Islam is doing to the sheep of God.

I believe that there will be a day when pastors will bitterly regret their compromise.

That day will reveal their true motives and they will not be able to hide behind spiritual catch phrases.

I believe that the silence of Pastors helped Obama win; that their continuing silence is one of the greatest threats to the future of the American church, and that every minister will give an account to God for what they did during this open persecution of the sheep.

All of my brothers and sisters in ministry, I leave you with this clear mandate from  Esther 4:14 “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Renounce the party line and preach the whole counsel of God.  Teach your people what the Bible says about repentance and holiness.  Leave nothing out and do not be afraid to confront controversial subjects while we still can.

We do not need civil war we need national revival!

However, time is running out and so are our options.  Speak out!

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Property Rights and the Constitution

America’s Founders understood clearly that private property is the foundation, not only of prosperity but of freedom itself. Thus, through the common law, state law, and the Constitution they protected property rights— the rights of people to freely acquire, use, and dispose of property.

With the growth of modern government, however, those rights have been seriously compromised. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has yet to develop a principled, much less comprehensive, theory for remedying those violations.

 http://www.cato.org/pubs/handbook/hb111/hb111-34.pdf

The problem is “We the People” under this de facto U.S. Corporation that has taken over our government and also our local state, and municipal governments as well, over these last 140 years, in lieu of the fact that our Constitutional Republic, which is the ONLY de jure (lawful) government that we have, has only been moth balled, so to speak, (pursuant to the passage of the Act of 1871), and since there has never been a constitutional amendment to lawfully change our de jure government from a Constitutional Republic, into a U.S. Corporation, then we still have the law on our side; and therefore we can still use the law, even in their courts, and reclaim our Constitutional Rights and re-implement our lawful property rights, as a free people.

As it stands now, for the most part, there is no real justice any more in the de facto courts, but that tide is changing, and thank God for that; because the American people are slowly but surely waking up to the fact that this de facto corporate entity, called the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC, has no lawful standing under our U.S. Constitution, which still is the highest law of our land!

The fact is, this de facto D.C. Corporation has, over these last 140 years, been eroding so many of our Constitutional Rights, and have instead made them privileges which they can take away from us under their corporate code enforcement structure. I thank God that that tide is slowly changing, as We the People are learning the truth.

You need to understand that under this de facto system, even though you may have a mortgage in your name, and are making payments on time every month, or even if you already own your property outright and have the deed in your name, the fact is you still don’t own your property.

You in fact are leasing it from the de facto, and they can at anytime come in and take it from you through any number of procedures, as many of you can well testify to, because you’ve already had this happen to you.

Below is an announcement regarding an upcoming seminar on Land Patents.

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“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.”

Thomas Jefferson
3rd president of US (1743 – 1826)

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Mr. Schaefer has over 30 years of land patent study and experience.

Over the course of this time, he has had multiple positive encounters with code enforcement officials, including both the City and County of San Bernardino, where he owns his property.

Mr. Schaefer’s land patent process has held up in court, even through the appellate process; and he has, over the course of this thirty year period, had years of first hand courtroom experience.

In this seminar Mr. Schaefer will be teaching you, based on his own personal experience, the process that he followed in order to lawfully procure Land Patent protections for his property.

Doesn’t it make sense, that if you are going to take a lesson from someone on this subject of Land Patents, why not take it from one who has a track record and has been successful?

I would also add that no one has ever gotten into trouble following Mr. Schaefer’s procedures, which he will outline in detail for you.

There are of course other systems out there, but so many of these systems have not been successful; and many are considered by the de facto courts to both self-serving and unlawful; and therefore they have in many cases been sanctioned and penalized by the courts. .

In addition to the seminar, you will also be provided with two pages of case law that will show you the long established legal precedents that Mr. Schaefer has successfully used in the de facto court system, in order to have his Land Patents granted.

Mr. Schaefer has in the past taught on this subject, and his fee has normally been set at $3,500.00, in order to personally teach you the ropes, one on one, in how to implement a Land Patent on your own land.

If you just wanted to purchase his Do it Yourself abbreviated Land Patent Package, he would charge you $1,000.00; but this was offered WITHOUT benefit of a seminar format.

We are pleased to announce that for the first time, Mr. Schaefer has teamed up with HISAdvocates.org in order to make this education available to the general public in a seminar format, which will instruct you in his proven method of establishing a Land Patent on your property; and he will be doing so at a much more affordable price.

You may also like to know that Land Patents have held up in the U.S. Supreme Court 29 times out of 29 cases.

Land Patents also represent the highest form of Allodial Title, which is the ownership of real property (including land, buildings and fixtures) that is independent of any superior landlord; and they will provide you with a FOREVER quit-claim transferred from such governmental allodial titles, directly from a state or federal government, to the private sector WITHOUT specifically “reserving,” (key word) any such allodial title to the states, or to their legislative, executive, OR JUDICIAL Departments or Branches.

The purpose and advantage of having a Land Patent on your property is that it is the highest form of title known in law; and it is superior to ANY other claimant, including any government agency who may be attempting to take your land by eminent domain; or a bank with a  sheriff’s sale deed; a purchaser in a property tax sale, with a tax sale deed; or anyone else. 

Possession of the Land Patent means you OWN the Land outright and absolutely!

We at HISAvocates.org are proud to use this seminar format, under our FIRST AMENDMENT rights, in order to pass this information along to you.

We believe that Mr. Schaefer’s knowledge and expertise is especially valuable at a time in America, where we find that 1 out of 9 homes today are going through foreclosure.

Mr. Schaefer insists that he is NOT at all anti-government, but only that he is against power hungry and corrupt officials, who have taken unto themselves powers and authority, which not only has not been delegated to them, but in many instances they are constitutionally unlawful.

He in fact teaches that there are many good people in government, who are sincerely working for the good of the people.

He also extents an open invitation to any officers, agents, and employees of any federal, state, county, perish, city, or town government, who would like to attend one of his seminars, as these people have ALWAYS been welcome at any of his talks, so they can learn firsthand his good-faith information, outside of the courtroom, which is information they might need to know before any trial is considered.

You will want to purchase a DVD of this seminar to play to your Trial BY Jury, if it is ever needed as your Exculpatory Evidence indicating your lack of “evil criminal intent” to violate a “constitutionally valid law” that relates to you and your private land use.

You will learn that Administrative-Laws only apply to those who work directly for the government AND to those with an Administrative-Law contract with a government agency, for the purpose of a governmentally created, regulatable and taxable “privilege.”

This seminar will also provide you with information that will protect you against getting involved with any form of governmental license, pass, permit, or franchise that you may have entered into knowingly, willingly, intentionally, and voluntarily; AND THEN only afterwards are provided with Full Disclosure, as to what all the obligations, duties, and responsibilities are, which are associated with such a governmentally related privilege.

You will also learn how to cancel all governmental implied contracts, adhesion contracts, and documents in the nature of a contract – nunc pro tunc (now for

then).

 
Seminar Land Patent Class is $695.00

  • Includes:  Robert Schaefer’s $1000.00 Do it Yourself abbreviated Land Patent Package, which also includes 14 different 8 ½ x 14 DUE PROCESS – POSTED NOTICES, and several of his best documents, plus several pages of very educational Q & A information.
  • Includes:  2 Full days of education in a seminar format
  • Includes:  Training on how to live in HIS Jurisdiction
  • Includes:  2 Months “Premium Membership” access to Mr. Schaefer through the Land Patent Forum. 

    This gives you access to him directly to have your questions answered.

Please note that if you already have a Premium Membership, you will receive a prorated discount.

Mail To: 

HIS Advocates, S.S.M.

2973 Harbor Blvd. #475

Costa Mesa, California 92626

To register online go to: 

https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e6nerczf18e4fbd1&oseq=

Contact info:

Robert Schaefer

HISAdvocates.org
(530) 694-4343
ministry@hisadvocates.org

Learning the way to our Father’s heart…

The Way to our Father’s Heart…

“It’s impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him.” Hebrews 11:6

Written by: Skip Barland

November 24, 2012

God’s original design for humanity was always that we should learn the ways of the Lord first from our earthly parents, within a loving and nurturing home.

 Unfortunately things being what they are today, in this fallen world, most of us have been raised in a less than perfect environment  and whereas, as it was in my case, where my parents did the best they knew how to do, they were limited because of their own upbringing, and so it goes.

 Regardless of what your upbringing has been, and whether or not you had a loving and nurturing home, a godly home home to grow up in; or whether you even had parents at all, maybe you are an orphan, or possibly you were abused as a child; regardless of what your past is, just know this that you have a loving and nurturing Heavenly Father who is watching over your life; and He will teach you His ways and how to please Him.

 The only thing that we need to have is a teachable mind and spirit, and a willingness to humble ourselves and learn, as a child does with his earthly father.

 Children typically don’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, or whether they will have a roof over their heads next month. They have faith, and they don’t even question whether their parents will take care of them or not… they know it!

 Likewise we are to develop that same attitude towards our Heavenly Father, regardless of what our earthly experience has been.

 The standard for Fatherhood is found in God, our Heavenly Father, and not in our earthly father; and so we each must begin our journey with that knowledge; that even though you may have been damaged, abused, or hurt in your upbringing, and even though you may be hurting even today, as an adult from that experience, and to one extent or another we all are in that condition, whatever is lacking in your past, just know this, that your Father in heaven will heal those wounds and that He will make you both whole and complete in Him.

That is always God’s goal, to make you complete in Him; and though those scars will always remain, as memory traces of your past experience, the way you will know you have been truly healed and delivered is because those scars will no longer bring pain to your life; but often your past experience will become the bases for your future ministry, so you will be able to have compassion and empathize with those who are coming down that same path and experience, that you came through. In this way God does enter into every experience of our life and works it for our good.

 We need to understand that God’s ways and thoughts are much different from the ways of this world and of man; and as the Bible says, “as far as the heavens are above the earth, so are God’s ways and thoughts above ours.”

 When we are born-again we are enrolled in the University of the Holy Spirit, and it is here that we learn the culture of heaven; how to put on the mind of Christ; and then to see things from God’s perspective; and how to navigate through life with His guidance and wisdom.

 It’s much the same as it would be if you were to move to a new country, where you would have to learn a whole new culture and way of life.. Likewise, if we are to be citizens of Heaven, we have to learn Heaven’s ways; and in fact our mission in the earth, as God’s covenant kids, is to bring heaven to earth, by manifesting God’s will in the earth, as it is in Heaven.

 So if we want to benefit from this relationship with our loving Heavenly Father, and see it grow, as we grow and mature, then we must learn to trust in Him, and by trust I mean we have faith in Him, that He will do what He promises.

“Since we have been made right with God by our faith, we have peace with God.

This happened through our Lord Jesus Christ, who through our faith has brought us into that blessing of God’s grace that we now enjoy. And we are happy because of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory. 

We also have joy with our troubles (our trials and tribulations), because we know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character, and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts. He gave us his love through the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to us.” (Rom 5:1-5)

All of this is to teach us to live by faith; because without faith we CANNOT please God; and we must understand also that this doesn’t happen as an event in our life, but rather it happens as a process; a process that continues for the rest of our life while we are on this earth.

It is through this process that we learn, from our own experiences, that we can trust God to lead us through our own trials and tribulations in life.

 It is also in this process that we learn to apply those promises that we read in God’s Word; and by doing so we learn to cast our cares and our bodies, and even our lives, completely upon God, and by doing that we then develop perseverance.

God will make a way in your life even when there doesn’t appear in the natural to be any way or hope.

The Bible tells us that faith is the substance of things that we hope for, and that it is evident in things that cannot be seen or felt in the natural; and so consequently if we are to conform to God’s Kingdom and learn His ways, then we must learn to change the paradigm of the way we see things.

We must never looks to our circumstances or to our feelings in order to get hope, rather we must always look only to God’s Word!

Once you can see it and feel it, whatever it is that you are praying for, then you have it already and you no longer need hope.

Hope is what you hang on to before you see the physical manifestation!

And for all of this, we must humbles ourselves and become as children, even as our Lord instructed us to do:

Matthew 18:2-5

Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.”

If we want to learn from God, and be pleasing to Him, then we must learn to humble ourselves before Him and be teachable, as a child. Selah.

I’ll See It When I Believe It 
By Larry Ollison, Ph.D.

 
Hebrews 11:1-3 says,
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”

There are many people confused about the things of God. They worry and fret about creation, death, eternal life, heaven and hell. And it’s not uncommon to get letters asking this one question. “How can I understand God and the Bible? How can I know what to believe?”Well, today I have the answer.

Just believe what God says by faith. In other words, accept the Holy Bible as the Word of God, read it and believe it. Then, base all your decisions and all your trust on what God’s Word says. That’s called “walking by faith.”

Walking by faith is not always easy. Why? Well, it’s because we have become accustomed to walking by sight. Here’s what I mean.

When we pray and ask God to meet a need in our life that is clearly promised in His Word, we must believe that God has met that need. We must believe that God’s Word is true and that He has actually done what He said He would do.

Jesus said in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”

Jesus did not say that we are to believe that we have received when we see results. He said that we are to believe that
we have received what we have petitioned, when we pray. That’s praying in faith. We pray, then we believe God so much, we trust His promises so strongly, that we trust that He has already accomplished our request. From that point on, once we have prayed in faith, we thank Him for meeting our need. 

Once a man told me He couldn’t thank God for meeting His needs, because His needs had not been met. I asked Him if he had prayed and asked God to meet his needs. He said “Yes, I know that God will meet my needs, but I won’t really believe it until I see it.”

Waiting to believe when you receive is not faith. Faith is believing God, regardless of the way things look. As Christians, we are to walk by faith and not by sight. If the circumstances say one thing and God’s Word says another, we must believe God. God does not lie. You can always depend on Him. He will never let you down. He will always do what He said He would do. And according to His own Words, we will receive from Him when we believe Him.

In James chapter 1, the Bible tells us that when we pray we must believe that God will answer our petitions. In fact, verse 5 says, “But let him ask in faith with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord.”

When we pray, if we don’t believe, we won’t receive.

The world says, “I’ll believe it when I see it.”

The Word says, “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

Remember, Jesus said in Mark 11:24, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” 

Larry Ollison Ministries 

Black Friday Madness… what the world has done to our Christian Holy-days!

This is what the world has done to our Christian Holy-days

Written by: Skip Barland

November 23, 2012

 Well here we are, another Thanksgiving Day has passed, and we are now officially entering into the former “holy-day” season. 

 Today is what is called “Black Friday,” a traditional day of shopping for bargains, as the stores gear up for what they hope will be another prosperous Christmas season. 

 How sad it is that what began in our country as a “Holy-day” of thanksgiving unto God, leading up to another “Holy-day” season of what used to be a in honor of the birth of our Saviour, that today all of this has been reduced, by the world, in the absence of any faith in God, into an annual pagan ritual of materialism. 

 It has gotten so bad that in many places today, and I dare say that in most places, when it comes to the public buildings and in public settings, you are not even allowed to have any kind of Christian display at all, that even hints that this was a day that was set aside to honor Jesus Christ.

 How sad is that, because the one thing that the world needs and is looking for is being denied them.

 For so many, it would seem, in this frantic hustle and bustle of today’s fast paced society, and in the face of mounting fears and concerns over the disintegration of a collapsing economy and a world on the brink of war, that this once cherished holy-day season that used to be a time of joy and of giving thanks to God, has today been reduced to people having this desperate need to grasp for some semblance of normalcy and escape, in order to take their minds off their problems and fears, and at least for a season to get caught up and lost in the holiday rush; but it’s all about material things, and not about God anymore!

 Like so many other things in life, once you take God out of the equation, in the vacuum that’s left behind, the world comes in, and Satan with it, in order to turn what started out as a blessing, into a curse. 

 It’s past time, I think, for Christians to stop following the world and stop imitating the world. 

 What started out as a country built on Christian principals, that was founded by men and women of faith, who literally sacrificed their ALL in order to leave to their children and to all future generations a legacy of faith, liberty and opportunity to their children, has today become a nation that is ruled over by unbelieving pagans, who have in fact made being Christian synonymous with second class citizenship.

 Who do we blame for this, but ourselves?

 It seems that Christians in America have been in a continual state of retreat for the last 200 years, as we have acquiesced and have given ground over to the world in almost every single challenge that they have presented to our faith.

Our response as Christians has typically been to just draw another line in the sand and back up.

 Well it seems we have gotten to the point that we have backed ourselves into a wall, and that we have no place further to retreat to.

 What ever happen to that “onward Christian soldier” attitude, that was backed by the knowledge that Christ is building His church and the gates of hell will NOT prevail against Him?

 It sounds to me like this is a church that has the enemy in retreat, and not the other way around. So what happened?

 Obviously somewhere along the way we lost our way and we lost our courage.

 The fact is, there’s already too much tensile and fluff in the world, and people today are just desperate to find something that’s real!

 It’s very clear in the Bible, from all the examples given there, that the power to change a society and turn a nation around does not rest with the unbelievers in that society, but it rests with the believers. 

 Jesus, before He left, clearly told His disciples that “ALL power in both heaven and earth has been made available to Me, and that you (the church) are to go out into the world in His name and preach the Kingdom of God to a lost and dying world.” Whatever happened to that plan?

 So the question is, how do we change this downward spiral that our country is in, and also this worldly paradigm of a nation that has turned away from God, into one that is repenting and turning back to God? 

 I think it starts with our attitude and our relationship with God, as individuals. 

 After all, doesn’t the Bible say that judgment starts at the household of God? 

 With that in mind, in this season of thanksgiving, I think it is a good idea for those of us who are Christians, to begin by remembering what it means to be grateful and to give thanks to God.

 What is it that the Bible says that God expects from us, as Christians?

          1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

16 Rejoice always,

 17 pray without ceasing, 

 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Everyday should be a day of giving thanks to God, first for all of His wonderful gifts; not the least of which is the gift of His Son, who gave His all on Calvary’s cross, in order to insure our position in heaven for eternity.

 We are to give thanks also for those whom God has brought into our life, among our family and friends; and our brothers and sisters at church, all of which are also a wonderful blessing.

 No man or woman is an island unto themselves on this Christian pilgrimage; and God himself has designed it that way; so He has sent people to surround us and to help us, primarily in the church, so that we would not be alone; so that we can learn to operate as a team and to complement one another, in order that we might better accomplish our heavenly mandate, which is to bring this Gospel of the Kingdom of God to a lost and dying world. Selah

Have You Said ‘Thank You’ Today?

By Rick Renner

Take a moment today to acknowledge and be grateful for the little things — the small gestures of kindness and favor that God has expressed though familiar and even unknown people who’ve touched your life.

 It’s amazing how meaningful and rich life becomes when we practice an attitude of gratitude for every good gift God has given.

 Happy Thanksgiving!

I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers. (Eph. 1:15)

 When is the last time you gave thanks from your heart for the loved ones God has placed in your life?

 The phrase “give thanks” in Ephesians 1:15 comes from the Greek word eucharisteo, a compound of the words eu and charis.

 The word eu means good or well. It denotes a general good disposition or an overwhelmingly good feeling about something.

 The word charisteo is from charis, which is the Greek word for grace or freely granted favor.

When these two words are compounded into one, they form the word eucharisteo. This compound word describes an outpouring of grace and of wonderful feelings that freely flow from the heart in response to someone or something.

 This is the word Paul used when he “gave thanks” for the Ephesians church. In fact, in nearly all his epistles, Paul used eucharisteo when he “gave thanks” for people he loved. 

For instance, Paul used this word in Ephesians 1:15 when he said, “I cease not to give thanks for you….” This means that when Paul thought of the Ephesians church, wonderful feelings of thankfulness would well up in his heart for them.

The Greek carries this idea in Ephesians 1:15:

Thanking God for you is so easy— it just flows out of my heart every time I think of you. In fact, I never take a break from letting God know how I feel about you.

In Colossians 1:3, Paul uses the same Greek word when he says, “We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you.”

In First Thessalonians 1:2, he again uses the same Greek word when he prays similarly for the Thessalonian believers: “We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers.”

In Second Thessalonians 1:3, he uses this word again when he writes, “We are bound to thank God always for you….”

The fact that Paul used the word eucharistia when he prayed for his dearest friends reminds us that we must be thankful for the relationships God has put in our lives.

Whenever we think of our closest circle of friends, a deep sense of gratefulness, thankfulness, and appreciation should well up within us! 

So when you’re praying for others, I encourage you to stop for a moment and reflect on all God has done in your life through those who are closest to you.

When you realize how valuable those relationships have been to you, you’ll be able to freely, joyfully, and unreservedly thank God for such precious friends! 

Rick Renner Ministries 

Scripture is unfolding today, right before our eyes… as we are living in the Last Days, that will see our Lord’s return to earth!

The Bible has much to say about these

days and times in which we are living!

Written by: Skip Barland

November 22, 2012

“Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them.” (Isaiah 42:9)

“Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure’.”
(Isaiah 46:9-10)

“Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He.”
(John 13:19)

The Bible foretells many signs that would culminate in the last days. Jesus indicated that these signs would arise together as His return drew near (Matthew 24:33-34).

Though many of these prophecies won’t climax until the tribulation period, our generation is the first to see every trend in place.

As the final seconds of this age tick away, these events will come into even clearer focus; and please keep in mind that these prophecies were penned 1900 to 3500 years ago!

How does all of this relate to you?  

Well to begin with, we are definitely living in the last days, that time which has been foretold in the Bible; a time when Jesus warned His disciples to be on their guard, so as not to be caught off guard and unaware!

Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, “I am the Christ,” and will deceive many.

You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.

Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

All these are the beginning of birth pains.” (Matthew 24:4-8)

I have long been aware that there is no such thing as coincidence, it is NOT a Kosher word; not when it comes to the things of God and the care which He takes to watch over His Word to perform it (see 2 Chron 16:9); and in the fulfillment of prophecy, in the management of this world’s affaris, and the detail and care which He devotes to caring for and watching over the lives of His covenant children.

Often as we are faced with our own travails and tribulations, which certainly today appear to be on the increase, and certainly in these times it is easy even for the Christian, the one who has placed his or her faith in God, to sometimes question whether God has forgotten us; but again, if we would but check with our Operations Manual (the Bible) we would find that this is a common pattern that has been experienced by God’s covenant children all down through history.

God has already told us, in His Word, that we are to live by Faith, and it even says in Hebrews 11:6 that without Faith, we can’t even please God… so it must be very important that we learn a few lessons on what faith is.

As committed Christians, when our vision and senses are impaired, the same as happens when a pilot of an airplane finds himself in a storm or fog bank, when we are in the dark and are having trouble finding our way, we are to fly by Instrument Flight Rules and not by our sight or feelings, or we will crash and burn.

So in these dark times that we find ourselves in today, let us take our guidance from God’s Word (which are in fact the instruments that we fly by) and let us not be swayed by our circumstances and feelings.

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

10 I don’t want you to forget, dear brothers and sisters,
about our ancestors in the wilderness long ago. All of them were guided by a cloud that moved ahead of them, and all of them walked through the sea on dry ground.

In the cloud and in the sea, all of them were baptized as followers of Moses. All of them ate the same spiritual food, and all of them drank the same spiritual water. For they drank from the spiritual rock that traveled with them, and that rock was Christ.

Yet God was not pleased with most of them, and their bodies were scattered in the wilderness.

These things happened as a warning to us, so that we would not crave evil things as they did, or worship idols as some of them did.

As the Scriptures say, “The people celebrated with feasting and drinking, and they indulged in pagan revelry.”And we must not engage in sexual immorality as some of them did, causing 23,000 of them to die in one day.

Nor should we put Christ to the test, as some of them did and then died from snakebites.

10 And don’t grumble as some of them did, and then were destroyed by the angel of death.

11 These things happened to them as examples for us. They were written down to warn us who live at the end of the age.

12 If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. 13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.

What follows may surprise some of you, because as we read our news papers today, along side of our Bible, it’s almost as if we are experiencing déjà vu all over again; and it’s enough to make the hair stand up on the back of your neck, as the author of the article below points out.

The following video is something, if you haven’t yet seen it, you need to watch, because it sets the stage for what is to follow, and by that I mean not only in our world and what’s happening in the United States, under this corrupt de facto corporate system we are living under, but I believe it also sets the stage for what is to follow in our individual lives as well.

Jesus forewarned us of these times; and told us that even as we can look at the skies above and predict the weather, likewise we should be able to look to biblical prophecy and tell when the time of His return to earth will be, because it has already been written and foretold.


The following article comes from World Net Daily, and points out an even more amazing detail that God has woven into these amazing prophecies, that He has given to show us that truly we are NOT alone, and that God has not forgotten us.

The same details that we see in Scripture that God takes to watch over His Word, He also takes to watch over His covenant children as well, and that applies to you if you are in covenant relationship with Him.

If you haven’t yet made that decision then I suggest you do soon, before we move any further down this road, that we can read about in the Bible, that we as a nation are presently on, here in the United States and also in the world, as the leadership of this corporate entity that rules our government and also many of the world governments through its banking systems, continue to thumb their noses and resist God, just as we read the pagan leadership in the nations of old did.

If you are searching and are looking for more information on what it means to be a Christian, and if you’re looking for additional resources where you can find some answers to your questions, please click on the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/user/needhim

I have talked much in my blogs of late about the state of our government, under this de facto UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CORPORATION; an entity that is first of all unconstitutional, and that our forefathers even warned us against.

In this past election many conservatives, even Christians, were putting their hope in a man who by his own past record, was not that different in his views from Obama; and certainly when it comes to establishing this ominous “New World Order,” both men by their own admission are on the same page.

You need to understand that none of these things that are happening today is by happenstance, but rather they have been foretold long ago, so that we who are believers, may be prepared in these last days to resist Satan’s efforts; and to lead others in the world to salvation, while there is still time; for as we can see that the days are getting darker, certainly we can see also that the time of our Lord’s return is near, and that He is even standing at the door!

I want to make one thing very clear, and that is as the Bible says, we are NOT fighting against flesh and blood here, but we are fighting against principalities and wickedness in high places, who are under Satan’s controlled.

We need to understand that our neighbors and those in the world, even those that are heading up this corrupt de facto system we are living under, these people are NOT our enemies; and we who are born-again need to understand that except for the grace of God in our own lives, and the fact that we were once impacted by the Savior of the world ourselves, then we would probably be right there with them.

These people don’t know what they don’t know, having never had an encounter with Jesus and not knowing Him they are just lost, and it is part of our mission to pray for them; but as our Lord also says in His Word, “That we are to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

Consider for a moment that our nation was started and founded upon biblical principals, by men and women of faith; and it was we, the Christians, who abdicated the positions of authority in government, and gave the reigns of power over to unbelievers… and so what did we expect would happen?

We desperately need a Spiritual Awakening to happen within the churches of America; and we also need Revival in our land, if our nation is to survive as a free people!

Just know that there is always hope, and however bad things may get, God is still on His throne and He won’t ever abandon His kids.

All we need to do is repent, which means to change the way we think.

As you study your Bible allow the Holy Spirit to be your teacher and guide; let Him rewrite the code of your thinking, the programming of this world that has been so ingrained in our thinking; and let us put on the mind of Christ.

The road back home for all of us starts with our first step.

As a Christian myself, as one who at least has some understanding of God’s Word, I have to add also that our destiny as a nation will NOT depend on what these men and women do, who don’t know the Lord, who aren’t Christian; but rather it will depend on what God’s people do, of those who are called by His name; that just as the Bible instructs us in 2 Chronicles 7: 14, that if we (who are believers) would humble ourselves and pray; turn from our wicked ways and seek God’s face; that God would hear from heaven and heal our land.

Our ONLY hope today is in Jesus Christ!!!

WND EXCLUSIVE

ISAIAH 9:10 LINKED TO 9/11 – AGAIN!

Find out where prophetic verse affecting America falls in ‘One-Year Bible’

WASHINGTON – The No. 1 bestselling Christian book and the No. 1 faith movie of 2012 both deal with the striking parallels between events leading the destruction of ancient Israel and events taking place in America since 9/11.

But the author of “The Harbinger” and the narrator of “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” documentary based on the book has discovered yet another striking link between 9/11 and the key verse upon which his teaching rests.

In 1985, the “One-Year Bible” was published in many translations around the world – from the Living Bible to the Catholic Bible to the New King James version to the New American Standard and the English Standard Bible.

Those Bible translations provide verses to read each day of the year – from both the New and Old Testaments.

Jonathan Cahn, the messianic rabbi who wrote “The Harbinger” and offers his teaching in “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” movie, recently discovered that every one of those “One-Year Bible” versions place Isaiah 9:10 on Sept. 11.

“This has been the case since 1985,” said Cahn on a recent Jim Bakker TV show. “It’s been there for years. Millions of Americans have been reading this verse on Sept. 11 for 16 years before 2001.”

It’s just the latest example of dozens of links between the attack of 9/11 in America and the attack on ancient Israel described in Isaiah 9:10, revealed in both the book and the movie. Cahn says the harbingers for America – messages he believes are from God – continue to mount.

On the series of TV shows that aired just after the November election, Cahn said the vote itself has significance in the context of his teaching, which has swept through America and the world in the form of “The Harbinger” and “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment.”

“The leader of a nation can make a big difference,” said Cahn. “When you look at Israel, when you had an immoral king, it led the nation into immorality. When you had a righteous king, it led the nation into revival. It’s not dependent just on the leader. But what the president does, what the Congress does – the laws affect everyone. It affects the preaching of the Gospel, the teaching of the young and the next generation – all of this. What just happened is significant. America made a choice. It was a sign of a turn against the ways of God.”

Cahn also mentioned the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the New York area – particularly on Ground Zero.

He cited the words of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, appearing at the site of destruction and telling a television interviewer: “This is the Ground Zero site. This is a monument to human capacity and human endurance. And, this is New Yorkers’ way of saying we’re not going to give up. We’re going to come back and we will. This city will rebuild and the state will rebuild, and I believe will be the better for it.”

For those who have read “The Harbinger” or seen “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” those words have special meaning.

It was a message all-too-familiar from U.S., state and city leaders in the wake of the 9/11 attack: “We will rebuild. We will come back stronger.”

The words mimicked – sometimes with precision – those of ancient Israel in Isaiah 9:10: “The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”

And that’s the pattern that has been revealed in Cahn’s bestseller and the movie that has been the No. 1 faith film in America for the last 35 weeks.

It continued in the words of some officials in the wake of Sandy’s flooding of New York and New Jersey – including by the governor of New York speaking on network television from Ground Zero.

So what?

Cuomo may blame catastrophic man-made climate change. But Cahn doesn’t.

“A number of years ago, as I was standing at the edge of Ground Zero in New York City, I came across the first puzzle piece of an ancient biblical mystery and a prophetic message known as ‘The Harbinger’ that concerns the future of America,” explains Cahn, who helped write and narrate the two-hour documentary “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment.”

Cahn says he has since found nine harbingers that tie the problems America has experienced beginning Sept. 11, 2001, with parallels that led to the destruction of ancient Israel.

“Before God judges a nation, He sends warning,” explains Cahn. “He sent warning to ancient Israel. He even allowed its enemies to breach its borders in a devastating strike that would traumatize the nation. It was a wake-up call, the call to return to God. But the nation responded with defiance. God then gave nine harbingers of judgment, nine prophetic signs, alarms and foreshadows of what was to come. Now America is the nation in rapid departure from God’s will. And God likewise allowed an enemy to breach its borders in a devastating strike – the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It was, likewise, a wake-up call. But America, like Israel, has not responded with repentance, but with defiance. And now the nine harbingers of judgment have reappeared and have done so on American soil.”

Isaiah 9:10 is a verse in which Israel’s national leaders utter a vow of defiance following an attack by Assyria. It declared that the nation would not repent before God, but would defy Him instead. Cahn reveals in “The Harbinger” – and in even more dramatic fashion in the video – that beginning the day after Sept. 11, 2001, American leaders began repeating that 2,500-year-old vow, word for word.

“Having no idea what he was doing, the majority leader of the U.S. Senate (Tom Daschle) was declaring America as under the judgment of God,” Cahn says. “It was the reenactment of an ancient mystery – and bore the most grave of consequences.”

He continues: “According to the ancient mystery revealed in the Book of Isaiah, if after that first calamity and warning, the nation doesn’t return to God but responds in defiance, it will end up triggering a second calamity. It was because of this ancient key, that, seven years after 9/11, the American economy collapsed. In the days after 9/11, the Federal Reserve slashed the base interest rate in an attempt to defy the consequences of the attacks. That action put us on the path leading to the collapse of the American economy seven years later. In 2008, the government made a second fatal mistake, another ill-fated financial decision, that would trigger the collapse of the American economy. Amazingly, it took place on the seventh anniversary of the uttering of the ancient vow on Capitol Hill.”

Cahn also reveals in “The Harbinger” and “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment” something that readers and viewers universally find astonishing – that New York’s Ground Zero actually represents more than the former financial center of the country. It represents the exact place at which America was first consecrated to God in prayer by the country’s new leaders.

“When judgment came to Israel, the calamity returned the people’s attention to the place where the nation had been consecrated to God – the Temple Mount,” says Cahn. “God was calling the nation back to Himself. What about 9/11? Could there be, in the American calamity, as well, a mystery of return? Could there be a prophetic message hidden in the place where it happened? There is a place where America was consecrated to God in prayer. It is also a place linked to a prophetic warning given on that same day – uttered by the nation’s first president – now coming to pass.”

In 1789, newly inaugurated President George Washington gave a prophetic warning at Federal Hall in New York City. He declared that America’s prosperity and protection were dependent upon its adherence to God. Later, the political leaders of the young nation gathered at St. Paul’s Chapel to commit the nation’s future to God’s purposes. That chapel is located at Ground Zero and miraculously survived 9/11 virtually unscathed.

Cahn, the pastor of the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J., says America is uncannily re-enacting ancient Israel’s behavior prior to its judgment and eventual fall. He found a sympathetic ear for his message in WND founder Farah, who produced “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” as a follow-up to “The Harbinger.”

The key to decoding the harbingers, Cahn says, is found in understanding the seemingly innocuous words of Isaiah 9:10, what it meant to Israel and how the history seems to be repeating itself in America today.

These words were first uttered by leaders in Israel and in response to a limited strike by Assyria on the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali – an attack the prophet makes clear is actually part of a limited judgment by God against apostasy. It wasn’t meant to destroy the nation, but to awaken it, according to most commentaries.

But, says Cahn, Israel didn’t take the cue. Instead, the response from the people in Isaiah 9:10 is one of defiance. The brick buildings were toppled, but they vowed to build bigger and better. The little sycamore trees may have been uprooted, but they vowed to plant bigger and better cedars in their place.

God, speaking through Isaiah explains what will happen as a result of their pride and arrogance and failure to heed the harbinger: Bigger and more potent attacks will follow. Because neither the northern kingdom of Israel nor the southern kingdom of Judah truly repents, the first is eventually swept away by Assyrian invaders and the latter is carried off into captivity by the Babylonians for 70 years.

But what does this have to do with the United States of America – particularly what the U.S. experienced on 9/11 and since? Cahn has found some eerie parallels.

“In the aftermath of the attack, the nation was stunned,” said Cahn. “Everyone was trying to make sense of what had happened – this unprecedented attack on America. The very next day, Sept. 12, then Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle presented America’s response to the world. And what did he say?”

Daschle said: “America will emerge from this tragedy as we have emerged from all adversity – united and strong. Nothing … nothing can replace the losses of those who have suffered. I know there is only the smallest measure of inspiration that can be taken from this devastation. But there is a passage in the Bible from Isaiah that speaks to all of us at times like this.”

He then went on to read Isaiah 9:10.

“Daschle has no idea what he is doing here,” explains Cahn. “He thinks he’s offering comforting words to a grief-stricken people, but he is actually embracing the spiritually defiant and arrogant words of the children of Israel, proclaiming the ancient and ominous vow of the leaders of that nation. He doesn’t realize it, but he is actually inviting more judgment on the nation.”

It might be of some significance that Daschle, one of the most powerful men in the nation when he spoke those words, later fell into disgrace – to the point where he couldn’t even serve in Barack Obama’s Cabinet.

That might have been the end of the story – if no other top leader in the nation uttered those strange and obscure words after 9/11. But that’s not the case.

On the third anniversary of the attack, Sept. 11, 2004, another powerful U.S. senator running for vice president that year and who would famously run for the presidency four years later, gave a speech to the Congressional Black Caucus.

This time, John Edwards’ entire speech was built on a foundation of Isaiah 9:10:

“Today, on this day of remembrance and mourning, we have the Lord’s Word to get us through,” he said. He then read Isaiah 9:10. He went on to talk about how America was doing just that – rebuilding with hewn stone and planting cedars.

Later, in his first State of the Union Address in 2009, Barack Obama hearkens back to the same theme. And now Cuomo – right back at the site of the original attack.

In “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment,” viewers get to see these remarkable, largely forgotten or overlooked speeches, which directly link the events of 9/11 and the events referred to in Isaiah 9:10.

But aside from such statements, which could be chalked up to political talk and coincidences, is there anything else linking Isaiah 9:10 to 9/11 and the shockwaves that followed, including two economic crashes?

The video documentary, like the book, is full of shocking parallels. There was actually a very famous sycamore tree felled in the attack on the World Trade Center. It was replaced by trees in the same genus as the cedar. There have been many plans made to rebuild the twin towers bigger and better and a large “hewn stone” was actually quarried out of the Adirondack Mountains in New York and brought to Ground Zero as a cornerstone.

“The parallels are truly stunning,” says Farah, founder of WND, who produced the documentary for WND Videos. “In fact, they are overwhelming in their number and their exactitude. I am persuaded God is trying to tell America something and Rabbi Cahn has found the key to unlocking the message.”


America’s Fatal Mistake… and how to find our way back home!

 America in Crisis…

We have offended the God of our Forefathers; of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

Written by: Skip Barland

November 14, 2012

I believe that God in His mercy and long-suffering love has been, and is today, giving our nation a wake-up call; and also along with that wake up call, that warning, He is also giving us the opportunity to repent and change our ways as a people.

However that repentance MUST begin first within the family of God, among His covenant children, within the church.

Like it or lump it, it is a FACT of history, that can easily be verified, that our country was founded upon Biblical principles by both men and women of faith, who counted their personal faith in God as preeminent in all things that are important in order to maintain and insure the success of this experiment of liberty and freedom, called the Republic for the united states of America.

It is important for us to recognize that if we are ever going to restore our nation, and put it back on a sound footing with God; and if we are to preserve our liberty and freedom as a people, then we as a nation and as individuals living in that nation are going to have to bring our nation back to that same standard and foundation, as did our Founding Fathers!

The truth is we have seriously blown it, both as a nation and a people; and consequently we are in trouble today, because we have both offended God, and we have violated the covenant our Founding Fathers had made with Him.

This has happened over many years, through many different things that we have done as a nation, such as allowing a secularized public education system that teaches our children that any belief in God, through faith in Jesus Christ, is totally irrelevant to anything that has any relevance or consequence to their future.

It gets even worse, because our nation long ago abandoned our Forefather’s plan, and under the Forty-First Congress (in 1871), without any Constitutional authority to do so, they changed our Republic, into this de facto UNITED STATES CORPORATION; which in and of itself is illegal, and the reason it is illegal is because its very existence is an anathema to our U.S. Constitution, and the establishment of such a corporation would have required a Constitutional Amendment in order to implement it, which never happened.

Anyway, pursuant to the Act of 1871, our de jure Republic and our U.S. Constitution have been replaced, and have remained dormant, put in mothballs, by this company, called The UNITED STATES, INC (if you don’t believe me, then look it up for yourself, as it is incorporated in the state of Delaware and is registered with Dun and Bradstreet), which said corporation is owned and controlled by a corrupt international banking cartel. which also controls and owns another privately held corporation called the Federal Reserve; and it has been under this corporate system that they have passed many laws that are an offense to God, and are against His standards and laws, not the least of which is that we. as a nation, have allowed for the extermination and murder of well over 50 million babies, ALL of whom are God’s children, over these last forty or fifty years!

And it is because of this debauchery and rebellion against God that we are today removing ourselves, as a nation, from underneath God’s covering of blessing and protection that we have come to enjoyed for so many years now, that once made us the envy of the world.

In addition to our rebellion, we have also offended God through our meddlesome policies towards the nation of Israel, as we have consistently tried to force some kind of peace accord down their throat, which would result in the dividing up of their land and the compromising of their national security; and their ability to defend themselves.

Well God makes it very clear in His Word that He will judge any nation that does that:

Joel 3:2

 I will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat.

There I will judge them for harming my people, my special possession,
for scattering my people among the nations,
and for dividing up my land.

Hopefully, at least it is my prayer, that all of this is becoming increasingly obvious, at least among us who are God’s covenant children, that God’s is today holding us accountable, as we know from the Bible that He eventually does to every nation.

We are also told in God’s Word (Heb 12:6) that He disciplines those whom He loves, in the hope that it will bring about repentance, meaning a change in the way we think.

We have sound precedent in God’ Word to know this to be true, in that God will forgive us, if we repent, because if He could forgive the nation of Nineveh, a most ungodly nation, who repented overnight, after God sent that preacher named Jonah to them, then there is certainly still hope for us as well.

It is my firm belief and opinion, based on everything I have read in God’s Operations Manual for Life (the Bible), that our first step, in order to turn our nation around, is for us to comply with His instructions given in 2 Chronicles 7:14, that if  My people, who are called by my name (Christian) would humble themselves and pray; turn from their wicked ways and seek My face; then  I (God) promise that I will hear their prayers and I will heal their land…. and oh boy do we need God’s healing in our land today!

I believe that our nation has drifted so far afield, away from God, that we are not going to make it much longer, as a free people, unless we first have a spiritual awakening, among God’s people, in the church; and also a revival in our land, bringing our nation’s priorities back in line with God’s Word and His laws.

The reason I say that is because unless we have a Spiritual Awakening and Revival, then for most Americans they will just continue as they are now, because they haven’t a clue what is happening to our nation, and nor do they know how to fix it, and as far as any talk of God is concerned, they don’t even care. And so consequently in their ignorance they are only taking our nation further and further away from God; and the reason is because they don’t know Him; and have never had an encounter with Him.

That has to change, before our nation can be healed!

We must also recognize that the nation of Israel is key to everything God does; and she is still the apple of God’s eye!

Consequently, anything that we do, as a nation, that in any way compromises Israel’s security or sovereignty in any future decision that we make, as we’ve done in the past, it will only have further dire consequences upon our own nation’s security and well being!

God has made it very clear in His Word that He will bless those nations who bless Israel, and that He will curse those who curse her!

Wake up America, because the ball is in our court… and where we go from here will ultimately depend upon what the Christians in America do, not the unbelievers!

Please read the following article, which was posted on Sid Roth’s website:

God has something to say about America’s

ways and her relationship with Israel

By John McTernan

(Please note that John P. McTernan is a lifetime student of American history, and has been an avid student of biblical prophecy since becoming a Christian in the early 1970s.)

October 1987 was a dramatic time in my spiritual life. On October 11th, there was a massive homosexual march on Washington, DC. Upwards of 500,000 marched for their “rights.” As I watched this on the news, it upset me, and I turned the TV off and walked away. It didn’t occur to me to intercede before the Holy God of Israel. I never thought that He might be judging the nation. Then I forgot about the march.

The following week the stock market went into a sharp decline resulting in a massive 508-point loss on October 19th. During the six business days following the march, the stock market lost a third of its value. That evening I was watching the news and the newscaster was actually shaking as he was asking whether this could be the beginning of a new Depression! As I watched him shake, I had a vision of the week before when I saw the homosexual march. Then the Lord spoke to me in a very clear and powerful way and tied the stock market crash to the homosexual event. The United States had come under a curse. I then heard the Lord say that I did not fear Him, for if I had I would have cried out and interceded before Him when I saw the march. He said that His church did not fear Him, and America was naked before Him for judgment. This was the first time I truly realized what the real fear of the Lord was, and the holiness of God. I fell prostrate on the floor before Him and repented.

October 11, 1987 was a turning point in God’s dealing with America. Sin was openly manifesting itself, and God’s judgment on the nation was matching it. From October 19th forward, until today, God began to show me the correlations between national sin and the greatest disasters in history hitting America. These disasters included Hurricane Andrew, the Northridge Earthquake, the attack on 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the stock market crash of 2008, and the massive Joplin tornado storm. All these events and many more happened while America was promoting the dividing of Israel, abortion or the homosexual agenda. The judgments that started on October 11th paralleled America’s rebellion and turning from God to sin. 

God next touched the abortion rebellion two years later. On October 15, 1989, a huge pro-abortion rally took place in San Francisco. The San Francisco Chronicle reported: “Marching to a pounding drum and chanting, ‘Hear our voice we’re pro-choice,’ yesterday’s crowd gathered at City Hall after passing cheering supporters lined up along Market Street.” The center of the rally was City Hall where many pro-abortion politicians addressed the crowd. Just two days after this festive rally, celebrating the killing of innocent children in the womb, a powerful 7.1 earthquake struck near San Francisco. This quake actually hit during a World Series baseball game. Ironically, The San Francisco Chronicle, reporting on the effect of the quake, said that City Hall was shaken so terribly that people fled the building screaming in terror. The very center of the festive, pro- abortion rally became, just two days later, a center of terror and fear!

God then touched America for trying to divide the land of Israel. On October 30, 1991, President George H.W. Bush initiated the Madrid Peace Process. The object was for Israel to divide its land to create a Palestinian state in return for peace. This is a very serious violation of God’s Word about the land. On this very day, a super powerful storm in the North Atlantic came against the normal weather patterns and battered the East Coast. It became known as the Perfect Storm. This storm sent 30-foot waves against the President’s home in Kennebunkport, ME, and inflicted serious damage!

God was using catastrophic events to warn the nation of the collision course that it was on with His holiness. God always warns before judgment. God used Noah to warn for 120 years before the judgment. He used the prophets for 200 years before He judged the ancient Jewish people. The Lord Jesus warned Israel of the coming destruction 40 years before it happened. Now once again, God was warning a nation before the final judgment. The warnings were directed at His people to repent before Him and cry out for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the church and nation. So far, very few in the church are listening.

When two national rebellious events occur simultaneously, the judgment becomes catastrophic. Hurricane Katrina is a prime example. To date, this hurricane has been the greatest natural disaster to hit America. Hurricane Katrina hit right around the time that America was forcing Israel to divide its land and at the time of a national homosexual event in New Orleans called Southern Decadence. 

In 2005, President George W. Bush had pressured Israel to unilaterally pull out of 25 settlements, most of which were in Gaza. The last Israeli left Gaza on August 23th, which was the very day that Katrina became a hurricane! A few days later on August 28th, it slammed into New Orleans as a Category 3 hurricane and did catastrophic damage to the Gulf Coast. This was the same week as Southern Decadence, when up to 150,000 homosexuals flocked to New Orleans for real decadence in the streets. The homosexual event had to be cancelled.

Exactly seven years later to the day on August 28, 2012, Hurricane Isaac slammed into New Orleans during Southern Decadence. The hurricane caused tremendous damage to the area and cancelled Southern Decadence for several days. The homosexuals vowed to continue even with all the destruction around the city.
The God of Israel has issued two clear warnings to New Orleans and America about open manifestations of homosexuality and rebellion in the cities of America. The sin of America, just like Sodom, now has the attention of the Lord, as it is offending His holiness. He is warning His church to pay attention.

In May 2011, God gave perhaps His clearest warning to America about dividing the land of Israel and touching Jerusalem. On May 19th and 22nd, President Barack Obama gave speeches outlining the United States policy regarding the borders of Israel. The position was that Israel had to pull back to its pre- 1967 borders. This meant making Israel defenseless and dividing Jerusalem. During the May 19th speech, there was record flooding as the Mississippi River overflowed its banks and flooded millions of acres of farmland. On May 22nd, President Obama again made the same speech, and a mere seven hours after this speech Joplin, Missouri was struck by a tornado that destroyed much of the city. It actually cut the city in half just as President Obama was trying to do to Israel. (For more information on these disasters see the 3-DVD Series America’s Fatal Mistake offered below.) 

Awesome judgment fell again on September 11, 2012. President Obama told Israel that it was on its own in fighting Iran. This was after the President had publicly stated many times that he would always be there to defend Israel. On September 11th, he also refused to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when Netanyahu came to the United States. He abandoned Israel and then humiliated the Prime Minister.

On this day Muslim terrorists in Egypt and Libya attacked the U.S. Embassies killing the ambassador to Libya and also destroying the U.S. compound. In Egypt they overran the Embassy and tore down the American flag replacing it with the Muslim Brotherhood flag and shouting, “Allah Akbar.”

On the same day, Moody’s threatened to downgrade the U.S. credit rating very soon if the national debt was not brought under control.

On the very day that President Obama turned his back on Israel, the U.S. was attacked by Muslim terrorists who killed the U.S. ambassador! This is a perfect example showing that what America does to Israel comes directly back on America. This one was to the very day!

Each presidential election has enormous consequences since the President’s treatment of Israel can bring a blessing or curse on the nation. If the President pursues a policy of dividing Israel, it brings a direct curse on America. Americans have elected such Presidents and the nation has suffered from the curses. 

God is holy and we must walk in the fear of Him. This means we must realize that He will destroy America for the road of rebellion the nation is on. Since God does not change, we must change. Our only hope is to intercede and cry out to the Lord for mercy and an outpouring of His Holy Spirit.

Facing our GIANTS in today’s world…

David Verses Goliath

Have you ever felt like this…

Like everything that can go wrong has, 

and that you’re facing your own giants?

 

For many people today I think that is an accurate description of the way they feel regarding our country and the very serious problems we are facing today.

For some, I’m afraid, it’s like our nation just stepped from the frying pan into the fire, with the results of this past election; but is that the case? Yes and no, but then there is God!

For others they are facing other problems and difficulties in their lives, and it is taking everything they have to just keep their nose above water!

For some it may even seem hopeless… but then there is God!

We, who are Believers, can look to our Bibles and see how this patterned has been well established in God’s Word, how that many times God’s people were outnumbered and were facing literal giants, just as happened with this little teenager, this shepherd boy named David!

Part of our training in becoming Christian soldiers is to learn how to face our fears.

Fear is something we ALL experience in life, and sometimes it’s a good thing.

If you’re fooling around with high voltage, fear is a good thing, because it will cause you to exercise caution; and it will most likely keep you alive.

However if the fear you are experiencing is causing you to feel hopelessly outnumbered and out matched, abandoned by God, and defeated; and if you have this temptation to run away, then the Bible says that sort of fear comes from a spirit.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear,

but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

2 Timothy 1:7

To borrow a line from an old John Wayne war movie, “All wars are filled with brave men, who are scared and would rather be somewhere else;” meaning it’s not the fear that’s the problem, but rather it’s our reaction to fear that will defeat us, if that reaction is causing us to run away and not face our fears.

I am sure that we all have fears that we are facing today, of one kind or another; our giants if you will.

Maybe we’re afraid of losing our home; or our job; maybe you are an employer and you are having to lay off your workers; or maybe you have a loved one who is sick, and possibly dying; it could be any number of things like this that are very real.

What do we do in times like this?

Well the same sorts of problems also existed in biblical times too, among our forefathers.and the saints of old; In fact our problems that we are facing today are no less traumatic to us, than there’s were to them. 

We really need to read our Bibles with that in mind, and put flesh and blood on these characters we are reading about; and not put them on a pedestal; because they were just like us!

I am sure that little David was also afraid, just as we all would be if we had been standing in his shoes!

It would have been so easy for him to ignore it all and look the other way. That’s what everyone, including his brother wanted him to do. That would have been the natural thing to do; but David had already learned not to flee from his fears, after having seen God deliver him from both a lion and from a bear.

David just faced his fears and went ahead anyway, trusting that God would see him through; and so it is with us today… we also have to learn to trust in God!

The way we do that is we have to go through our own minefields in life, our own battle zones, where we are forced to face your own giants, and see the power of God deliver us where we are!

Thank God for people in the Bible like Peter!

Peter gives me lots of hope, because even though it seems like he was always putting his foot in his mouth, and saying or doing the wrong thing at the wrong time; nevertheless, God could still use him, and He did use him.

Peter didn’t have it all together either, no more than you or I have it all together in our life.

He wasn’t perfect, he didn’t have to be. In fact his worst day was probably the day he denied our Lord three times, after having bragged a few days before about always having Jesus’ back!

What was the first thing that Jesus said to Mary, after His Resurrection, on that Sunday morning? He said: “Go tell My disciples and PETER!

Through it ALL, just like us, Peter also had to LEARN to trust in Jesus; he had to learned to put his faith in God, after having gone through so many trials and tribulations in his life; just like we do.

He had to learn how to commit it ALL to Jesus!

Well, how does that happen?

Well for that answer we have to look to our Operations Manual for Life (the Bible).

To start with, it happens by our being put in the furnace of life, and our being put through the University of the Holy Spirit, which I am quite sure that many of you who are reading this now are enrolled in, as am I.  Isn’t it fun? 🙂

In 1 Corinthians 10:11 we are told that these things, that are written in the Bible, where written for our example; that we might gain knowledge, wisdom, and direction for our own lives, as we see how God has throughout history interacted in the lives of men.

God is the same yesterday, today, and forever; and even though the times may have changed, and even though we are living in this modern age; nevertheless, as members of the human race, our problems are not that different, as we are today faced with the same sorts of problems as were the saints of old… trying to survive and trying to support our families!

The opposition, our mortal enemy, who is Satan (aka the Devil), he is operating the same way as well; and is using the same tactics and strategy that he used against our forefathers, the saints of old.

It may be a different time, but it’s the same Devil… but of course you wouldn’t know that unless you are reading your Bible!

Have you considered how many times God has even led his people into problems and storms?

Take Abraham for instance; God called him to take Sarah and his servants and to go to a new land, the “Promise Land;” the only problem was God didn’t tell him where it was, it was totally a walk of faith; and then when he finally got there he was right in the middle of a famine.

Take Gideon, who when hiding in the winepress area from the Philistines, God’s angle spoke to him and called him to battle, saying “Gideon, thy mighty man of valor!

To which Gideon said: “Who me?” God does have a sense of humor, doesn’t he?

I certainly relate to Gideon, how about you?

Even though Gideon and his men were sorely outnumbered, God tell Gideon that he has too many men on his side; and so then God starts whittling down Gideon’s fighting force until there were only 300 men, against a force many many times larger… but those are exactly the odds that God likes!

That way He gets the glory!

In fact God specializes in making impossible situations possible; and making ways in the wilderness, for His kids, where there seems to be no way… and they are called Miracles!

What about in the New Testament, where Jesus sent His disciples into the storm, only to come out to them walking on the water, scaring the bejeebers out of them, because they’re thinking that He’s a ghost?

Then it was our old friend Peter who says, “Lord if it truly be you, then have me come to you walking on the water!

Peter was learning how to trust His Lord, while in the middle of the storm, and so must we!

Here’s the rhyme and reason for all of this, as God told Moses:

Deuteronomy 8:2-5

Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.

Whatever it is you are facing today, however big your giants may be, please just know this, that your God is BIGGER; and just as it happen with David and with all the countless stories of other saints in the Bible, about how Israel constantly faced impossible odd, and their God was always well able to deliver them; and so He will deliver us as well, if we are faithful to follow and obey Him.

At one time Jesus told Peter that Satan had asked to have him to sift him as wheat; and Jesus didn’t say that He would keep Peter from that trial; but rather He said, “Peter, I will pray for you that your faith fails not,” and so Jesus is praying for us today!

.Apparently somethings can only be learned by going through the fire… and Jesus today is certainly baptizing His church in fire!  Selah

Shalom,

Skip 

“In God I trust”


Post Election Blues: Where does America go from here?

Faith in God, though Jesus Christ, is America’s ONLY hope!!!


As a Christian, and I’m sure many of you are doing the same thing I’m doing, as I’m sitting here collating in my mind the aftermath of yesterday’s election, and what it means for America’s future.

 I have to admit there isn’t much that is positive to look to, at least in the natural, to give us reason for hope.

 Even if Romney were to be elected, he would not have been the answer to what ails our country.

 No we have a very serious problem here in America today, not unlike the problem the nation of Israel had at one time, which we can read about in the Bible.

 There are ONLY two nations in the history of the world who has had a covenant with God be the foundation upon which they build their nation… and those two nations are Israel and the Republic for the united states of America. .

 Are you not aware that our Founding Fathers were men of faith, and by that I mean the Christian faith?

 Many of them warned us of the necessity of our having and maintaining our Judaic/Christian values in our Republic form of Government; and the necessity of our electing people to office who represent those values?

  • James Madison, the primary author of the Constitution of the United States, said this: “We have staked the whole future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments.” 
  • Patrick Henry: “An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.” 
  • Shortly before his death: “I have disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give to them, and that is the Christian religion. If they had that and I had not given them one cent, they would be rich. If they have not that, and I had given them the world, they would be poor.” 
  • Thomas Jefferson wrote on the front of his well-worn Bible: “I am a Christian, that is to say a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus. I have little doubt that our whole country will soon be rallied to the unity of our Creator and, I hope, to the pure doctrine of Jesus also.” 
  • George Washington, in his farewell speech on September 19, 1796: “It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.” 
  • Words from his personal prayer book: “Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit. Daily, frame me more and more in the likeness of thy son, Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of thy son, Jesus Christ.” 
  • John Adams, who served as chairman of the American Bible Society: “We have no government armed with the power capable of contending with human passions, unbridled by morality and true religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” 
  • Our first Court Justice, John Jay: “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.” 
  • John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, was the sixth U.S. President, Chairman of the American Bible Society. On July 4, 1821, President Adams said, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”Calvin Coolidge, our 30th President of the United States, “The foundations of our society and our government rest so much on the teachings of the Bible that it would be difficult to support them if faith in these teachings would cease to be practically universal in our country.” 
  • In 1782, the United States Congress voted this resolution: “The congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.” 
  • William Holmes McGuffey is the author of the McGuffey Reader, which was used for over 100 years in our public schools with over 125 million copies sold. President Lincoln called him the “Schoolmaster of the Nation.” 
  • “The Christian religion is the religion of our country. From it are derived our notions on character of God, on the great moral Governor of the universe. On its doctrines are founded the peculiarities of our free institutions. From no source has the author drawn more conspicuously than from the sacred Scriptures. From all these extracts from the Bible I make no apology.” 
  • Of the first 108 universities founded in America, 106 were distinctly Christian, including the first. Harvard University, chartered in 1636. In the original Harvard Student Handbook rule number 1 was that students seeking entrance must know Latin and Greek so that they could study the scriptures: 

    “Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ, which is eternal life, John 17:3; and therefore to lay Jesus Christ as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let everyone seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of him (Proverbs 2:3).”

We have not had that choice for a very long time, to vote for a man or woman of God, who is of the same mindset as were our Founding Fathers.

I maintain that choice was not given to us on purpose, because the powers that be who run our political system in America, will not allow that to happen under this UNITED STATES CORPORTION; because the Christian principles that built this nation, as is our U.S. Constitution, are a major hindrance to them being able to accomplishing their goal of a “New World Order.”

We have elected men and women in the past who have talked the talk, but who in actuality were (I believe) wolves in sheep’s clothing, which is something our Lord warned us to look out for.

You can always tell them, whether they are Christian or not, by their fruit; as to whether they are truly committed to the God of the Bible and to Christian values, or not.

One of the first signs I look for is to see the commitment of these politicians to actually keep their oath of office, to preserve, defend, and to protect our Constitutional Liberties, as they ALL swear an oath to do; but I have to say we haven’t had an elected politician, including a president in years, who have done little more than to give lip service to Christian values; and the fact is the result of their time in office, and I’m talking as recently as when George W was in office, they have only served to weakened, and I have to say also that George W. Bush, as have others, have only taken away more of our Constitutional Liberties, with his signing of the Patriot Act.

This has been going on, here in America, for so very long time; for it has been over 140 years now, since we have ceased to be a Constitutional Republic and have instead operated as the UNITED STATES CORPORATION.

It has even gotten to the point where the American people are much like that allegorical frog who after having been steeped for so long in a pot of water, whose temperature has increased slowly over the years, by the time they realize what’s going on, it’s too late.

That has been the strategy and the plan behind what has been going on in America for a very long time; and as it was illustrated in the results of yesterday’s election, that plan has thus far been very successful.

I dare say that today, in America, we have the “government” that we deserve; because so many people today, and I have to say this also applies to many Christians today as well, that they have been looking for a substitute savior; someone with a plan to turn our economy around, as though that were all there is to be concerned about.

The attitude seems to be, “As long as we all have a job and lots of money in the bank, then all is well and we are blessed!”

Is that not the thinking of the World?  Well it should not be the way we as Christians think; and I thank God that He won’t let us get away with it either.

Well for most Christians, they thought that Romney, a Mormon, because he is a successful businessman, even though his god is not the God of our forefathers, that somehow he would be the answer, because they figure he could turn our economy around. But still as Christians, because of the difference in our belief in God of the Bible, would we not have been unequally yoked?

Are we not told in the Bible to avoid such entanglements with the world; and is it not just as wrong for us to assume that we can elected a Mormon or a Muslim to office, as I believe we have done with Obama, is it not wrong for us to assume that God will save him once he is in office?

Isn’t that just as wrong as when one marries an unbeliever and says the same thing?

In either case we are presuming an awful lot, are we not, and all the while we are in an unequally yoked relationship.

The dangers and problems arise, in all of these types of relationships, when disagreements and problems occur, because when they do, and they will, then we each will have a different compass that we look to, based on our belief system, and therein is where all the problems begin.

When you look at Romney’s record in the past you see that he has flipped flopped on every major issue, depending on the election he was running in at the time; until even the media in the past has made an issue out of it.

He and Obama, as far as I’m concerned, are two sides of the very same coin; but it is obvious that today people see and believe only what they want.

The Bible makes it very clear that this very tendency of man looking to other men, and not to God, will be exactly the reason why the Antichrist (the ultimate substitute savior) will be given power to rule in the last days; and that’s exactly what you see happening today, as people everywhere are looking everywhere else, except to God, for their salvation.

It’s all about the economy and our comfort level to be able to maintain the status quo.

History shows that we are exactly where the Children of Israel were, when they rebelled and turned against the covenant that their forefathers had made with God; and so have we, because our nation today is doing the exact same thing.

The truth is America today is looking to some man, any man, to give them what only God can provide, because in actuality ONLY God can give to man the power to gain wealth; and I’m sad to say that for many people in America today, Mammon has become their only god!

Jesus gave us warning:

Luke 16:13

13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon.”

Listen also to this warning from God, that even though it was given to the nation of Israel, it still applies to us today as Americans, because like Israel of old, our Founding Fathers, who also served and believed in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, they too entered into a Covenant relationship with God at our beginning as a new Republic; and as I mentioned before, the fact is America is only the second nation in history, besides the nation of Israel, to do that.

This is what God first said would happen if they kept their covenant:

Deuteronomy 28

Blessings for Obeying

 1 You must completely obey the Lord your God, and you must carefully follow all his commands I am giving you today. Then the Lord your God will make you greater than any other nation on earth.2 Obey theLord your God so that all these blessings will come and stay with you:

 3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.

 4 Your children will be blessed, as well as your crops; your herds will be blessed with calves and your flocks with lambs.

 5 Your basket and your kitchen will be blessed.

 6 You will be blessed when you come in and when you go out.

 7 The Lord will help you defeat the enemies that come to fight you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will run from you in seven directions.

 8 The Lord your God will bless you with full barns, and he will bless everything you do. He will bless the land he is giving you.

 9 The Lord will make you his holy people, as he promised. But you must obey his commands and do what he wants you to do.10 Then everyone on earth will see that you are the Lord’s people, and they will be afraid of you.11 The Lord will make you rich: You will have many children, your animals will have many young, and your land will give good crops. It is the land that the Lord promised your ancestors he would give to you.

 12 The Lord will open up his heavenly storehouse so that the skies send rain on your land at the right time, and he will bless everything you do. You will lend to other nations, but you will not need to borrow from them.13 The Lord will make you like the head and not like the tail; you will be on top and not on bottom. But you must obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, being careful to keep them.14 Do not disobey anything I command you today. Do exactly as I command, and do not follow other gods or serve them.

This is what the Bible says would happen to Israel if they reneged on keeping their covenant with God:

Deuteronomy 28:15-48

Curses for Disobeying

 15 But if you do not obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands and laws I am giving you today, all these curses will come upon you and stay:

 16 You will be cursed in the city and cursed in the country.

 17 Your basket and your kitchen will be cursed.

 18 Your children will be cursed, as well as your crops; the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks will be cursed.

 19 You will be cursed when you go in and when you go out.

 20 The Lord will send you curses, confusion, and punishment in everything you do. You will be destroyed and suddenly ruined because you did wrong when you left him.21 The Lord will give you terrible diseases and destroy you from the land you are going to take.22 The Lord will punish you with disease, fever, swelling, heat, lack of rain, plant diseases, and mildew until you die. 23 The sky above will be like bronze, and the ground below will be like iron.[a] 24 The Lord will turn the rain into dust and sand, which will fall from the skies until you are destroyed.

 25 The Lord will help your enemies defeat you. You will attack them from one direction, but you will run from them in seven directions. And you will become a thing of horror among all the kingdoms on earth.26Your dead bodies will be food for all the birds and wild animals, and there will be no one to scare them away.27 The Lord will punish you with boils like those the Egyptians had. You will have bad growths, sores, and itches that can’t be cured.28 The Lord will give you madness, blindness, and a confused mind.29You will have to feel around in the daylight like a blind person. You will fail in everything you do. People will hurt you and steal from you every day, and no one will save you.

 30 You will be engaged to a woman, but another man will force her to have sexual relations with him. You will build a house, but you will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not get its grapes.31Your ox will be killed before your eyes, but you will not eat any of it. Your donkey will be taken away from you, and it will not be brought back. Your sheep will be given to your enemies, and no one will save you.32 Your sons and daughters will be given to another nation, and you will grow tired looking for them every day, but there will be nothing you can do.33 People you don’t know will eat the crops your land and hard work have produced. You will be mistreated and abused all your life.34 The things you see will cause you to go mad.35 The Lord will give you sore boils on your knees and legs that cannot be cured, and they will go from the soles of your feet to the tops of your heads.

 36 The Lord will send you and your king away to a nation neither you nor your ancestors know, where you will serve other gods made of wood and stone.37 You will become a hated thing to the nations where theLord sends you; they will laugh at you and make fun of you.

 38 You will plant much seed in your field, but your harvest will be small, because locusts will eat the crop.39 You will plant vineyards and work hard in them, but you will not pick the grapes or drink the wine, because the worms will eat them.40 You will have olive trees in all your land, but you will not get any olive oil, because the olives will drop off the trees.41 You will have sons and daughters, but you will not be able to keep them, because they will be taken captive.42 Locusts will destroy all your trees and crops.

 43 The foreigners who live among you will get stronger and stronger, and you will get weaker and weaker.44 Foreigners will lend money to you, but you will not be able to lend to them. They will be like the head, and you will be like the tail.

 45 All these curses will come upon you. They will chase you and catch you and destroy you, because you did not obey the Lord your God and keep the commands and laws he gave you.46 The curses will be signs and miracles to you and your descendants forever.47 You had plenty of everything, but you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and a pure heart,48 so you will serve the enemies the Lord sends against you. You will be hungry, thirsty, naked, and poor, and the Lord will put a load on you until he has destroyed you.

Now I ask you, is this not where America is today, as our morality as a nation has been on the decline for years; our economy is on the decline; and it seems that even nature itself is against us, with all the natural disasters we have had of late, and are still having today?

Folks I can tell you it’s not going to get any better unless we change, and unless Christians in our nation lead the way and repent!

Like Israel, America started out blessed, but then somewhere along the line we got off track; and here is exactly the position we are in today, as was the case with Israel, when in comes to our relationship with God:

Deuteronomy 8:6-19

 6 Obey the commands of the Lord your God, living as he has commanded you and respecting him.

7 The Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with rivers and pools of water, with springs that flow in the valleys and hills,8 a land that has wheat and barley, vines, fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil, and honey.9 It is a land where you will have plenty of food, where you will have everything you need, where the rocks are iron, and where you can dig copper out of the hills.

 10 When you have all you want to eat, then praise the Lord your God for giving you a good land.

11 Be careful not to forget the Lord your God so that you fail to obey his commands, laws, and rules that I am giving to you today.

12 When you eat all you want and build nice houses and live in them,13 when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase, when you have more of everything,14 then your heart will become proud.

You will forget the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, where you were slaves.15 He led you through the large and terrible desert that was dry and had no water, and that had poisonous snakes and stinging insects. He gave you water from a solid rock16 and manna to eat in the desert.

Manna was something your ancestors had never seen. He did this to take away your pride and to test you, so things would go well for you in the end.17

You might say to yourself, “I am rich because of my own power and strength,”18 but remember the Lord your God! It is he who gives you the power to become rich, keeping the agreement he promised to your ancestors, as it is today.

 19 If you ever forget the Lord your God and follow other gods and worship them and bow down to them, I warn you today that you will be destroyed.

I’ve said this before and I want to keep repeating it until people pay attention, that JESUS is our ONLY hope!

He’s the only hope for us as individuals, and He’s also the only for our nation today.

Don’t be discouraged tough; because if God could spare Nineveh of old form their judgment, after Jonah warned them of God’s pending Judgment that was to come upon them, then there is certainly hope for us.

Besides if you truly are a Christian, and are a covenant child of God, then you will NEVER find yourself in a hopeless situation.

It is for Christians in America to get this message out; and I dare say, along that line, that it was probably a good thing that Obama has been reelected; because I believe it will cause the Christians in America to pray harder.

The truth is, Romney was NOT the answer, no more than Obama is!

They were and are two sides of the same coin; and they both are committed, by their own admission, to taking our country down this same path towards a “New World Order;” and that cannot happen unless they further undermine our Constitution, and strip more of our liberties from us.

If we want to see our nation changed, and put back on track with God again, then we had better start by doing what God has instructed us to do, in situations like this.

Our nation needs to obey 2 Chronicles 7:14, where God gives us His plan for turning our nation around:

2 Chronicles 7:14

14 Then if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, if they will pray and seek me and stop their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven. I will forgive their sin, and I will heal their land.

This is our ONLY hope folks, that our nation repents and turns back to God again; because as we read happened to King Belshazzar, in Daniel 5, the handwriting for America is also on the wall; as we too have been weighed in the balances of heaven and have been found wanting!

Pray for our nation; pray also that this ongoing movement to re inhabit our Republic is successful; because we won’t change a thing, unless we first rid our government of these compromised and corrupt politicians; and get our nation back on its de jure (lawful) foundation again, which is a Constitutional Republic, that we can once again be one nation under God!

It won’t happen any other way!

Life is NOT for wimps… Can you tell the difference between Believing and Faith?

Come Join the Adventure!


There is much talk in Christian circles today on this subject of Faith; but what exactly is Faith?

It must be important because in Hebrews 11:6 we are told that without it, without Faith, it is IMPOSSIBLE for any of us to please God.

Faith is not JUST positive thinking; however I do believe that being positive is a part of what faith is, or rather it is one of benefits of living in faith.

However positive thinking by itself is just believing in yourself; and there are even churches that teach “Positive Thinking,” as though it were the same as faith; and if I’m not mistaken I believe the term “Positive Thinking” even gained its popularity from a book written by a minister, called the Power of Positive Thinking; but I repeat the fact that one is a positive thinker does not necessarily mean that he or she is a person of “Faith.”

I won’t argue with you, because there is lots of evidence to show that people who follow this teaching in life, for at least some of them anyway, it has paid off for them, as they are very successful, as the world counts success; and truly where I live, here in Southern California, there are many such examples

By success I mean they have made a lot of money and have gained many material things as a result of their worldly success; but again that by itself is NOT what faith is.

Certainly being positive in life is a part of what faith is, but there is so much more to having true faith, than what most have acknowledged, even those in the church.

Maybe some of you have seen this bumper sticker before, “He Who Dies with The Most Toys Wins,” and certainly there are many who live their life this way, as though having earned lots of money and owning lots of things is the end all and be all of life, as if having lots of things is all there is.

However the truth be told, and really it is only those few who have actually gotten a hold of that golden carrot of success in life who can tell you this, and while all the rest of the world is still reaching for it, it is only those who have actually attained it who can tell you, if they will be honest (and I know because I have heard this many times) that in the end, just having lots of things and money is not very fulfilling at all. Those few who have made it will tell you that they are still looking for that something out there that will truly satisfy them and fulfill their life.

Some are thinking that maybe it will be that next “Carrot” that they are reaching for, be it another business, another company to own, and another few million dollars in the bank, maybe that will do it?.

Now I have to say this too, because we all have problems in life, the rich and the poor alike, and there are certainly some things that having lots of money can minimize the impact of those problems; and to be honest, I have to say that I’d rather have the money, then not, because being broke is no fun either, and that condition comes with lots of other problems that most of us would rather not have.

On the other hand, money by itself will not buy back your health, once you’ve lost it; and it wouldn’t make up for the lost of a loved one who has died, possibly a spouse or child (which I can only imagine has to be the worst). I think most of the world would even agree with me about that.,

I can also say that when it’s all over and done with, and when you are lying on your deathbed, it’s definitely NOT the material things of life that you are thinking of at that point.

You are not thinking “if only I had made more money or had gain more toys in my life.”

Definitely NO, not at all, and that’s where the rubber meets the road for all of us eventually.

Listen to what God tells us in His Word about that one who has lived his or her life this way, as described on that bumper sticker:

Luke 12:16-21

16 Then He (Jesus) spoke a parable to them, saying: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded plentifully. 17 And he thought within himself, saying, ‘What shall I do, since I have no room to store my crops?’

18 So he said, ‘I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build greater, and there I will store all my crops and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, “Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease; eat, drink, and be merry.”‘

20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’

21 “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

The fact is, as we are told in the Bible, that it is appointed to every man once to die, and then to face the judgment of God (see Hebrews 9:27), where EVERY person will have to stand one day and give an account of their life, and the Bible says that it is ONLY those who have accepted God’s gift of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ who will be spared what the Bible calls the “White Throne Judgment” (Revelation 20:11-15).

For these people who have accepted Jesus propitious work on Calvary, and have done so by faith, who have also made Him Lord and Savior of their life, the Bible says that they will stand before the “Throne of Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:10), where the Bible says they will receive rewards for the service they have offered God and to others in their life.

Well, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that it is better to be in this latter group, than to be in the first!

For those who have chosen NOT to live their lives for Christ, those who have either ignored or rejected His message of Salvation and Reconciliation, they will face this White Throne Judgment alone and by themselves, with no one to intercede for them.

This is where “being rich towards God” pays off in spades, because unless you have God’s forgiveness in your life, having accepted His awesome gift of grace (which is unmerited favor) that God has given you through faith in His only begotten Son, who is Jesus the Christ (Messiah), then you will go out into eternity lost forever, having rejected your only Salvation.

God will not force upon you in eternity what you have rejected or have ignored all of your life; and if you have either rejected or have ignored God’s plan for reconciliation back into His family, by having rejected the Gospel’s message, then it will be your decision to face eternity on your own, without benefit of a Saviour.

For many people it is only at the end of their life that they finally realize what the truly important things are, when they are lying on their deathbed, after having spent their entire life chasing after that golden carrot, and the truth is most will never even get it, not even close; but when they find themselves now facing eternity, this is when they finally realize that certain opportunities are lost and are now gone forever; things like having more time to spend with loved ones, and with their children; or being a better husband or wife, father or mother; and having spent their life investing themselves in others; and living it for God… these are the things that in the end are important.

So then, getting back to my original question, what exactly is FAITH and how does it differ from just belief?

Somebody sent me this story today that got me thinking along these lines, and I think I’ll pass it along; because I think it describes what the difference is between Faith and Belief perfectly.

Believing and depending are not the same thing:

Years ago there was a very famous tight rope walker named Blondin. He would often amaze people by walking on a wire over incredible heights.

On one of these occasions, he was performing his act over Niagara Falls. A huge crowd was watching as Blondin moved confidently out over the churning waterfall and back. Turning to his onlookers, Blondin asked, “Who thinks I can push a wheel barrel across this wire?”

They all shouted, “Yes, we believe you can!”. And so he did. On returning, he asked again, “Do you believe I can push a man across in this wheel barrel?”

Again the crowd shouted in great confidence, “Yes!”

Then Blondin said, “Which one of you will get in?”

That is the difference between believing and depending. It was easy for the people to say, “We believe you can do it!” But it’s quite another thing to climb into the wheel barrel and depend on him to do it.

Where are you, in your Faith today; or is what you are calling FAITH only belief?

Are you in the crowd shouting, “God can do it?” Or are you in the wheel barrel praying, “God, I’m depending on You.”

The depending prayer and our absolute reliance on God can and often is very scary, but it’s also the most rewarding way to live.

Let’s all hop in God’s wheel barrow, and live the adventure!

Dependency Checklist:

How can you tell if you are just believing in prayer, or really depending on prayer?

Consider these questions as someone who is in God’s wheel barrow.

  • Do I feel vulnerable? Being in a wheel barrow on a tight rope is a scary deal, even if God is the one who’s pushing.
  • Do I have an alternative? Once you are out on the wire, there is no other way, you don’t have a plan “B”.
  • Am I willing to accept whatever answer God gives me? – A wheel barrow passenger has no rights, he does whatever the driver says.
  • Am I carefully listening for His answer, or instructions? – You bet you are! Your life depends on hearing anything He says.
  • Am I tuning out all other distractions so I can focus on Him? Absolutely, the roaring water, the cheering crowd, all fade away as you train your ear on the Master’s voice.
  • Do I have hope that God can make a way? Of, course! You would never get into the wheel barrow unless you had faith that He could get you across.

The dictionary description for “depend” is, “To rely, to place trust or confidence.”

King David, in the Old Testament, was someone who fits this description. Over and over again he relied on, “the God of heaven” while facing hopeless difficulties.

As a young boy he had to confront a lion and bear to protect his sheep. Each of these struggles prepared him for greater challenges.

He was offered armor by Saul and he refused it and decided rather to believe in God and take Him at His word. His faith and his commitment (his dependency) was only in God, that God cause him to defeat his enemy.  If not certainly David would have been dead!

David took a stand and he depended on God to be true to His word and He was.

David killed Goliath with one stone and he had 5 more in the bag to kill Goliath’s brothers if they showed up. 

Dependency on God’s promises guarantees results in our favor every time.

And in the end this is what really matters: