Heaven Is Our Destination Where We Will Be ONE With The Lord Forever

Today, we are in The Season Of The Last Generation. The Birth Pains that Christ Jesus spoke about are currently under way, including natural and unnatural disasters. They will be ever increasing. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold. Social, economic and political turmoil will be ever increasing, causing people's hearts to be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life. An apostasy within the Church of God is currently under way. This will all reach a climax with Satan revealing his Antichrist and requiring that everyone worship him; That every one receive his "mark" in order to buy or sell; The new currency of the New World Order, the New Tower of Babel.

Today, it is critical that those who have a heart for God are aware of what God is doing and speaking today. God is opening up His Word like never before in preparation for The Time Of The END. I exhort you to open up your heart and your eyes to see what He is doing and your ears to hear what God is speaking at this time. My prayer is that we will be able to stand before the Son of Man at His appearing, without fault and with great joy. I encourage you to read David Wilkerson's book, America's Last Call at davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com. Also, Google, Tommy Hicks Prophecy, 1961 for a view of the End Times.

Tom's books include: Called By Christ To Be ONE, The Time Of The END, The Season Of The Last Generation, Worship God In Spirit And In Truth, Daniel And The Time Of The END, and Overcoming The Evil One. They are available at amazon.com. They can also be read without cost by clicking on link: Toms Books.

Other publications by Tom at the same link include: You Are Unique In Christ, Demonic Activity Increasing, America: A Nation Of Cowards, LIFE: Knowing The Voice Of God, The Earth Full Of Violence: Christ's Sign, Reality: The Realm Of The Spirit, What Is Detestable To God, America At The Crossroads, Many Are Invited but Few Are Chosen, Christian Beware, The Antichrist of Scripture, The Marks Of A Christian, The Apostasy/Rebellion, Satan's Scheme, The Anointing, The Good News, The Water of LIFE, The World Against Christ, The Commands Of Christ, America's New Civil War, America Is Cursed Because Of Its Abortion Murder, America Unprotected, America's Irreconcilable Differences, Evil Begets Evil, America's War Against Christ, America Is Babylon and IN Christ: There Are No Limitations.

To receive Christ Jesus as a child by faith is the highest human achievement.

Today, the Bride Of Christ is rising up in every nation in the world! Giving Glory to Her Savior and King, Christ Jesus!
Today, the world is Raging against God, Rushing toward Oblivion! Save yourself from this Corrupt Generation!
Today, America is being ground to powder because of it's SIN against God!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Unless The Lord Guards A Nation It's Watchmen Watch In Vain

Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
The watchmen stand guard in vain. (Psalm 127:1)

The Lord watched over the building of America, because of those who feared and loved Him; those who sought Him and made Him Lord of their lives. However, today, America has gone its own way in direct opposition to God, His word and His Christ Jesus. Therefore God has removed his hand of protection and blessing. Unless America returns to God it is hopeless.

This is just as true of the nations of Europe who have turned godless. God has removed His hand of protection and blessing from them also.
In fact every nation that does not fear and love the God of creation, the God of the Bible, and Jesus, His Christ, is hopeless.

Today, the hopelessness of the nations of the world is obvious. They are blind men leading blind men into a ditch of despair. There is no economic salvation for the nations of the world who have rejected God and His Christ, Jesus. The emperor has no clothes! They have rejected the wisdom of God and replaced it with their own puny intellects which have now been exhausted.

They fail to recognize the spiritual nature of life and the reality of a devil who came to steal, kill and destroy. They have walked blindly into his trap. They are caught just as surely as a bird in a snare. Without Christ Jesus men are blind. Only He can enable men to see.

Because America has rejected God, its military is incapable of protecting it. A supernatural devil is greater than the military devices of men. The only person who can defeat the devil is God who has been rejected; God, who is infinitely more powerful than the devil. At The Battle Of Armageddon, Christ Jesus defeats all the armies of the world, and the devil, with the breath of His mouth and the splendor of His appearing; He then does away with all the kingdoms of this world and replaces them with His Eternal Kingdom.

Is there anyone left in America who can see? Is there anyone who is blowing the trumpet in Zion? Yes there are, but who will listen? The Church of God has spoken the Truth to America since its birth, till today. But who has listened? And who will listen now? America could turn to God as did the Prodigal Son and cross over from death to LIFE, but will she? That is the only remaining question.

Christ Jesus said:
I have revealed You (His Father, God)
To those whom You have given Me
Out of the world.
They were Yours; You gave them to Me
And they have obeyed Your Word.

Now they know that everything You have given Me comes from You. 
For I gave them the words You gave Me and they accepted them. 
They knew with certainty that I came from You,
And they believed that you sent Me.

I pray for them. I am not praying for the world,
But for those You have given me,
For they are Yours.
All I have is Yours, and all You have is mine.
And glory has come to Me through them.
I will remain in the world no longer,
But they are still in the world, and I am coming to you.

Holy Father, protect them by the power of Your Name—
The Name You gave Me—so that they may be ONE as We are ONE.
(John 17:6-11 NIV)

The Name of the Lord is a strong tower;
The righteous run to it and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10 NIV)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

God's Appeal To All Peoples To Be Saved

Isaiah 45:22-25 NIV

Turn to Me and be saved, all you ends of the earth;
For I am God, and there is no other.
By Myself I have sworn, My mouth has uttered in all integrity
A word that will not be revoked:
Before me every knee will bow;
By me every tongue will swear.
They will say of Me,
'In the Lord alone are righteousness and strength.'
All who have raged against Him
Will come to Him and be put to shame.
But in the Lord all the descendants of Israel will be found righteous
And will exult.

Today, God appeals to all peoples to turn to Him and be saved.
He declares that He alone is God.
This reality is made clear in His Word, in all of creation,
In all of human history.
Christ Jesus is the only WAY to salvation or Eternal LIFE.
In the END, all of the godless will bow before the Christ of God
And swear that in Him alone are righteousness and strength.
All who have raged against Him, as they are doing today,
Will be put to shame and sent to hell.

On the other hand, all of the Israel of God, the true believers,
The faithful, will be found righteous and will be saved.
This will include peoples from every nation on the face of the earth.
And they will rejoice in God their Savior.

Monday, November 28, 2011

The World: Satan's Bride

As the world moves inexorably to the end of “Time,” Satan is preparing a bride for his son, the Beast of Revelation, the Antichrist; and his bride, the world, is preparing herself. You could say Satan is grooming his bride and the bride is grooming herself for their wedding day; the day that the bride receives his “mark” and overtly worships him.

A primary tool of this grooming is technology. Technology signifies to the world that it is making “progress;” that she is self-determining her future and in her mind a brighter one at that. This is the world's big accomplishment. Never mind that along with this “progress” comes the ability to self-annihilate. Never mind that mankind has never developed a weapon it has not used in war and war is a defining factor for mankind. However, mankind has been delusional from the beginning, under the deception of Satan.

The grooming that Satan is using is like the grooming a pedophile uses on his victims; Playing mister nice guy, all the while with terrible, malicious intent.

Today, there are obvious signs of the preparation of the “bride” of Satan. The body marking and piercing that we see today are part of this preparation. Preparation to receive “the mark,” which will consummate the wedding.

The illusionist qualities that we see in movies, on television, on the Internet and video gaming are part of this preparation. I believe that the “image” of the Beast, that the world will worship, will come out of this technology.

The Beast will likely be beautiful to look at, like the Hollywood movie stars. Beautiful like Satan was created to be. The idolatry that revolves around the Hollywood scene, popular entertainment and sports is part of this grooming. Those who idolize are always looking for the next idol and Satan is preparing the ultimate one for the world.

When you add to this grooming the supernatural signs and wonders that Satan will do to deceive the world, you have a potent cocktail of deception. The Word of God calls it a Great Delusion sent by God to a godless world. And a Great Delusion it will be. It will sweep the entire world off its feet, and straight to hell, except the Elect of God.

Nevertheless, all of this will be no surprise to the Bride of Christ, she understands. She is preparing to meet her husband, Christ Jesus, at His return. Christ in her is her Teacher and she cannot be deceived.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Abortion Pollutes America!

Abortion is bloodshed before the Living God.
God says:

'Do not pollute the land where you are.
Bloodshed pollutes the land,
And atonement cannot be made for the land
On which blood has been shed,
Except by the blood of the one who shed it.
Do not defile the land where you live and where I dwell,
For I, the Lord, dwell among the Israelites.' (Numbers 35:33-34 NIV)

In America more than 50 million babies
Have had their lives terminated;
Their blood shed for the expedience of a culture
Who has numbed their hearts to God the Creator and His Word.
This bloodshed now demands the blood of those who shed it;
All those responsible,
Even that of the government who legalized the practice
And facilitates it.
Imagine the stored up wrath of God over this single issue.
America is living on borrowed time.

America has ignored the voice of the Church of God
Who has warned the nation of the consequences of abortion
Before and since it was legalized.
They understood that sin embraced leads to ever greater sin.

It may well be because of those who bear the name of Christ Jesus
And who have lived the life they were call to by Christ,
That America has not been judged,
Specifically with bloodshed to this point.
Nevertheless, the culture in America is falling apart
Which is a terrible judgment in itself.
America cannot continue on its current godless course
And survive as a nation before the Living God.
Godlessness always brings confusion, chaos and finally, destruction.
This is the pointed lesson of history.

The killing of unwanted children has been a sign of the decadence
Of many preceding cultures, including ancient Israel,
Rome, Germany and many others.
It is indicative of the decadence of America, China
And many other nations today.
Satan delights in every infant killed; that is what he came to do, kill.

Those of us who understand this reality
Throw ourselves on the mercy of God;
We depart from the heart set and mind set of Babylon,
Which is consuming America and the nations of the world. 

Friday, November 25, 2011

It Only Works God's Way!

This is the lesson of Scripture.
It only works God's WAY.
It” being life,
Or rather LIFE, the Eternal LIFE we were originally given.
Natural life was not what mankind was originally given
LIFE was, Eternal LIFE.
Mankind was not created for this natural life we experience,
Mankind was created for Eternal LIFE.
That is the only state we can exist in successfully.
Every other approach will fail.
That is what God told Adam and Eve;
Do not eat of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil,
Or you will surely die.

But they did!
And ever since mankind has lived in a fallen state of being,
Erroneously, thinking that it was as intended or normal.
It is not as intended or normal!
Only Paradise was and is!

Christ Jesus Came To Set The Record Straight
He said I am the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE!
That is the unalterable TRUTH!
God made it that way and it cannot be changed.
Satan in his ignorance and pride sought to change God's reality:

You were in eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone adorned you;
Ruby, topaz and emerald, chrysolite, onyx and jasper,
Sapphire, turquoise and beryl.
Your settings and mountings were made of gold;
On the day you were created they were prepared.
You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you.
You were on the holy mount of God;
You walked among the fiery stones.
You were blameless in you ways from the day you were created
Till wickedness was found in you. (Ezekiel 28:12-15 NIV)

Satan said in his heart:
'I will ascend to Heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
On the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.' (Isaiah 14:13-14 NIV)

And what was the result?
How you have fallen from Heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth,
You who once laid low the nations! (Isaiah 14:12 NIV)

But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit.

Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate;
'Is this the man who shook the earth and made the kingdoms tremble,
The man who made the world a desert,
Who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?'
(Isaiah 14:15-17 NIV)

This is the destiny of Satan and all who follow him;
The Lake of Fire, hell.

Mankind, in their fallen state; in their ignorance and pride,
Under the influence of the deceiver, the evil one,
Are foolishly trying to change reality, God's reality, as Satan did.
It cannot be changed!

Today, as in every preceding generation, we see mankind
Groping in the darkness of their fallen state.
We are simply in the “Last Day” of God's allowed “Time.”
The blind are leading the blind, under the influence of Satan, to hell.

Christ Jesus Came To Offer An Alternative
He is that alternative available to every person.
He is the narrow WAY that only a few find.
Because in order to obtain His WAY,
One must give up their life in this life.
To obtain the LIFE Christ offers,
One must give up their life in this life.
Christ is the only WAY, to the way LIFE works;
To the LIFE of God's original intent.

Those who choose Christ Jesus, the only alternative,
Will be returned to the WAY LIFE works, Heaven, Paradise. 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thank You Jesus!

Thank you, that you pursued me when I was lost and without hope.
Dead in trespasses and sin;
That You revealed Yourself to me as the Way, the Truth and the LIFE.
You gave to me your gift of faith; faith to believe the Truth;
Faith in you, the Christ, The Messiah, the Anointed One of God.
You enabled me to be born again, born into Your Kingdom;
A supernatural birth into The Kingdom of God;
The Secret Place of the Most High God.
A place of rest in the shadow of Your Wings;
Covered with Your feathers.
I came to You weary and burdened and You gave me rest.

You enabled me to confess with my mouth that You are Lord,
And to believe in my heart that the Father raised You from the dead.
You buried my old self in the waters of baptism
And brought me forth as a new person in Christ.
You washed me in your precious blood, forgiving all my sin.
You gave me my personal Day of Pentecost,
Baptizing me, immersing me in your Holy Spirit
With the evidence of speaking in a supernatural language.
A language that allows You to speak to me and through me;
To build me up in my faith.
You gave me the fire of your Holy Spirit; a zeal that consumes me;
Your fire that burns up the chaff in my life.

You put your law in my mind and wrote it upon my heart;
No one needs to teach me to know you,
Because Your Spirit living inside me;
Your anointing, teaches me to know you;
Eternal LIFE is to know You.
Your anointing teaches me all things and what is yet to come.
I have but one teacher, the Christ.
Daily, You transform me more and more into Your Likeness;
From glory to glory, until we are ONE.
I am in You and You are in me, now and for Eternity
Love never ending, glory divine, I am Yours and You are mine.

You gave me gifts of your Holy Spirit; the gift of prophesy;
Enabling me to hear your voice and proclaim Your Remah Word.
You renew my mind giving me the mind of Christ.
The faith you have given me enables me to overcome this world
And the evil one who controls it,
By Your blood that covers me and the word of my testimony.
I do not loving this life so much as to shrink from death.

I come to You as a child and put all my faith, hope and trust in You;
Humbly and contrite in heart, trembling at you Word.
You are my God, my Father, my all in all.
I have given up my life in this life to receive your Eternal LIFE.
I take up my cross daily and follow you.
I worship you in Spirit and in Truth, by Your Spirit inside me.
I maintain the oil of Your Holy Spirit in my life.
I eat Your flesh and drink Your blood;
I live by every Word that comes from Your mouth.
You are my manna, my Bread of LIFE.

You choose me, I did not choose You.
You chose me to bear fruit for Your Kingdom.
I remain in You; apart from You I can do nothing.
I hear your voice alone, I will not respond to another.
I take that which your have given me and multiply it
For Your Kingdom.
What I do for the least of these my brothers I do for You.
I maintain my first love for you; I commune with you daily
Because you are everything to me.
I do not quench the fire of Your Spirit living in me,
But let it burn in me and accomplish its desires.
I allow You to live in and through me.

One thing I ask, to live in Your House.
Apart from You I have no good thing.
Who do I have in Heaven but You,
And having You I desire nothing on earth.
All I have is Yours and all You have is mine.
No good thing do You withhold from me.

I have received from You the Water of LIFE, Living Water,
That wells up in me unto Eternal LIFE.
I watch and await Your soon return
And the consummation of all things.
The romance of all the ages will soon be consummated.
You, Jesus, the Lord of Glory will come for Your Bride.
She will come down out of Heaven beautifully dress for Her Husband.
And we will live happily ever after.
Paradise lost will be Paradise regained. Hallelujah!
Thank You Jesus.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

True Prophesy And Tribulations

I believe that every Christian should understand what Rick Joyner is saying below:

The Judgments of God, Part 10
True Prophecy and Tribulations
by Rick Joyner
Week 47, 2011

As we have covered, “the great time of trouble,” or what many call “the great tribulation,” is basically the result of men trying to run this world without God. The harvest that Jesus said is the end of the age is the reaping of everything that has been sown in man, the good and the evil. Both light and darkness are coming to full maturity.

The rising crises in virtually every field are now beyond human remedy and are continuing to get worse. The result of our experience on earth will be that all creation will know for sure how bad the idea is to try and run this world without the Creator. We also know that if the Lord does not intervene, that “all flesh” will be destroyed from the earth. The good thing is that He is going to intervene. He is going to save us, and He is going to remove all evil and pain from the earth. We are not headed for the end of the world but rather a new beginning.

In Acts 14:22 the Apostle Paul said, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom.” This is true for us as individuals, and it is true for the whole world. The world will enter the kingdom through the great tribulation that comes at the end of the age. We must see every trial, every tribulation, as a doorway to the kingdom because it is. The greater the trial or battle, the greater the victory can be. The ultimate tribulation on earth will be the ultimate doorway to the kingdom.

To prevail in these times we must start obeying the biblical exhortation to “consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials” (James 1:2). If we have grown to maturity in the faith, we should have a victory mentality so that we embrace every trial as an opportunity for a greater victory. The Lord said that “in the world you have tribulation” (see John 16:33), and that is the state the world is going to be in until the ultimate tribulation is consummated. Jesus also said to “fear not” this tribulation because He has overcome the world. In Him we can have perfect peace and perfect joy even when the world is going through the worst troubles. When we abide in Him we are abiding in His kingdom, and the kingdom is “righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (see Romans 14:17).

Just as true warriors run to the sound of battle and not away from it, the true champions of the faith will always run to the battle with great confidence in the victory. Because we are promised that all things will work together for our good, and that the Lord will always lead us in His triumph, we cannot lose.

Every challenge to our faith will only make our faith to grow if we remain faithful, or full of faith. This does not mean that we do not at times feel fear or doubt, but we have resolved that these will not control us—we will be controlled only by the love of Christ and faith in Him. Many things may happen that we do not understand, but our faith in God must be greater than our own understanding. If we still have dread when we face trials, then we have not yet developed the “victory mentality” that we must have.

If the span of our life is but “a vapor,” then the span of the great tribulation is not even a wisp. It will no doubt be intense, but it will not last long. If we are going to understand these times, we need to spend far more time studying the great things Christ is doing to prepare for His kingdom than we do studying the antichrist. We do need to know the schemes of the devil, but this is not what we should be majoring on. Likewise, we need to understand and be prepared for troubles, but these are not what we need to be majoring on, but rather the kingdom that we are here to prepare the way for.

Much of what is being passed as prophecy today is really flattery that feeds people’s illusions of grandeur. I have visited far too many cities, or churches, who claim they have prophecies that they will be used to start the revival that saves the nation or will do something else spectacular that dozens of others are claiming to also be appointed to do. I’ve met people who were appointed to be apostles over nations that I would not let run a home group. In fact, there are now so many apostles that you can throw a rock into virtually any crowd and you will hit one.

Have you ever met a satanic worshipper who was not a high priest? I’ve never met one who was just a priest, but they are all “high” priests. Don’t they have any ushers? No, because the devil builds on pride. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to find a church that was called to be a loyal, faithful servant to the other churches in their area instead of the one appointed to bring the kingdom in?

When I was a young Christian, the Lord would often open my eyes so I could see other people’s callings and ministries. I remember one lady who I discerned had a truly extraordinary calling as an evangelist. When I asked her if she knew her calling, her response was “yes,” and she was very excited about it. When I asked her to share it, I expected her to say that she was called as an evangelist who would lead multitudes to Christ. Instead she completely stunned me when she said she was called to take up her cross daily and be a servant to everyone she could. I then heard the Lord say that she was on the path to fulfilling the high calling.

I love prophecy, and we are in increasingly desperate need of true prophets and those with trustworthy prophetic gifts. This need will increase until the end of this age. The prophetic in the last days will be more spectacular than ever, testifying of the glory and power of the New Covenant and the kingdom that is to come. However, we need to love the real too much to allow our spiritual currency to continue to be devalued as it has been with pseudo prophets and flatterers.

Where are the prophets who rightly foretell the persecutions and disasters that the people will need to be prepared for before they come? They are out there doing their job, but not many recognize them or listen to them. Some who are being condemned or discounted as “doom and gloom prophets,” may be the ones telling us the truth. Of course, some go into extremes with this too, and cloud the waters for those who have a true message. However, those who discount any who have “negative prophecies” are going to be both surprised and unprepared for what is coming. The doom and gloom that is coming will not be doom and gloom for the prepared, but it will be their finest hour. Even so, we should not want to be a doom and gloom prophet or a fair-weather prophet, but rather a true prophet.

Not one good thing is written about flattery in the Bible, but there is a whole lot of bad. Search the Scriptures and see that those who have conditioned themselves to only listen to flattery or good things are in fact deceived and are themselves under judgment. Even so, let us also keep in mind that being under judgment does not necessarily mean under condemnation but rather under discipline. These too can wake up, and be even stronger when they realize how they have been fooled.

We are in increasingly desperate need of those who can discern the truth simply because they know the Lord’s voice. They are not looking for the doom, or just perpetual sunshine, but rather His word. This is a rare maturity to be found today, but we will have it.

The Two Great In Gatherings

Today, the Spirit of Christ is gathering together
Those who hear His voice
And at the same time, Satan is gathering together
Those who hear his voice.
These two great in gatherings, happening simultaneously.

Christ Jesus is gathering His saints for the last day ministry;
The last great harvest of souls;
Those who will receive Christ Jesus
As their Way, their Truth and their LIFE;
He is gathering His Bride, The Bride Of Christ;
Which will culminate in the Wedding Supper Of The Lamb.
The Bride of Christ will marry Christ Jesus for all Eternity.

Simultaneously, Satan is gathering his followers,
Those who will receive his son, the Antichrist, the Beast of Revelation;
And his lies and deception.
His bride: Babylon The Great, The Mother of Prostitutes
And of the abominations of the earth.
This in gathering includes every nation on the earth;
All their leaders, all their intellectuals, all their religions;
It will comprise most of the peoples of the earth;
The only exception will be those who belong to Christ Jesus.
It will culminate in their accepting the son of Satan, the Antichrist
As their king and worshiping him.

At the return of Christ Jesus, Babylon and all who comprise her
Will be thrown into the Lake of Fire, hell, for all Eternity.

Speaking of this day Christ Jesus said:
'Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong;
Let him who is vile continue to be vile;
Let him who does right continue to do right;
And let him who is holy continue to be holy.' (Revelation 22:11 NIV)

Isaiah speaks of this time; to The Bride of Christ:
Arise, shine, for your light has come,
And the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples.
But the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
(Isaiah 60:1-2 NIV)

As the world goes into ever increasing darkness,
The Bride of Christ becomes more radiant.
All those who respond to the call of God will come to Her,
In a great, last day, in gathering. Hallelujah!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The White House "Holiday" Tree

Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as “Holiday Trees” for the first time this year which prompted CBS presenter, Ben Stein, to present this piece which I would like to share with you. I think it applies just as much to many countries as it does to America . . .

The following was written by Ben Stein and recited by him on CBS Sunday Morning Commentary.

My confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejewelled trees, Christmas trees. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are, Christmas trees.

It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, “Merry Christmas” to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu. If people want a crib, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away.

I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat.

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking.

Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her: “How could God let something like this happen?” (regarding Hurricane Katrina). Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said: “I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?”

In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbour as yourself. And we said OK.
Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr. Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said okay.

Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.'

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell. Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.
If not, then just discard it.... no one will know you did. But if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully,

Ben Stein

Satan Imitates Christ Jesus

There is the holy trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit;
And the unholy trinity Satan, Antichrist and false prophet. (Revelation 20:10)

Christ Jesus is the only begotten son of the Living God.
The Beast of Revelation, the Antichrist, is the son of Satan, 
The son of perdition. (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

Christ Jesus is the Light of the world. (John 9:1-11)
Satan masquerades as an angel of light. (2 Corinthians 11:14)

Christ performs miracles, signs and wonders to validate His ministry.
Satan performs signs and wonder to deceive even the elect 
If that were possible. (2 Thessalonians 2:9)

Christ Jesus has His Bride, The New Jerusalem. (Revelation 21:2)
Satan has his bride, the harlot, Babylon. (Revelation 17)

Christ Jesus has His Church (Ephesians 3:10);
Satan has his synagogue. (Revelation 2:9)

Christ Jesus is announced by his prophet, John the Baptist.
(Matthew 3:11-12)
The Antichrist is announced by his false prophet. (Revelation 13:11-17)

Christ Jesus brings His saints into complete unity;
The “Woman” of Revelation 12; the New Jerusalem
That comes down out of Heaven
Like a Bride dressed beautifully for her husband; The Bride Of Christ.
(Revelation 21:2)
Satan brings his followers, the whole world,
Into complete unity with himself and his Antichrist;
The whole world worships him and receives his “mark.” (Revelation 13:8)

Christ Jesus destroys the godless during The Great Tribulation.
(Revelation 6:8)
Satan kills many saints during The Great Tribulation. (Revelation 13:7)

Christ Jesus leads many to glory and Heaven. (Hebrews 2:10)
Satan leads most to eternal damnation and hell. (Revelation 14:9-10)

There is a mystery of godliness. (1 Timothy 3:16)
And the mystery of iniquity. (Revelation 20:10)

There are the children of God (1 John 3:1);
And the children of the wicked one. (1 John 5:18-19)

God seals His servants on their foreheads. (Revelation 7:3)
Satan sets his “mark” on the forehead of those who belong to him.
(Revelation 13:16)

Christ Jesus has His apostles (Luke 6:12-19);
Satan has his false apostles. (2 Corinthians 11:13)

God sends fire from Heaven (Revelation 20:9);
Satan sends fire from heaven. (Revelation 13:13)

Christ Jesus gathers those who belong to Him in the air.
(1 Thessalonians 4:17)
Satan, the Antichrist and the false prophet send unclean spirits like frogs.
To gather the kings of the whole world to fight against Christ Jesus
At The Battle of Armageddon. (Revelation 16:13)

Christ Jesus has a River of LIFE. (Revelation 22)
Satan has a river of death. (Revelation 12:15)

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Frog In The Pot!

An old adage says that if you put a frog into a pot of boiling water, it will leap out right away to escape the danger. However, if you put that same frog into a kettle that is filled with water that is mild and pleasant, and then you gradually increase the heat in the kettle until it starts boiling, the frog will not become aware of the threat until it is too late (cooked frog!).

I'll have to admit I've never tried to "slow cook" a frog, but the tale makes for a good lesson. We have to be careful about slowly changing trends in our environment, not just the sudden changes. The story is a warning to encourage people to pay attention not just to obvious threats or influences, but also to the subtle, more slowly developing ones.(Doug Horchak, ucg.org/christian-living/are-you-frog-pot/)

In America each one of us has lived in our particular social/political environment for some time, the length of our lives. Some things have changed for the better, such as the technological improvements we all enjoy. Other things have changed for the worse:
  • The spiritual environment
  • The attitude of the culture toward Christian values
  • What is taught our children in school
  • What we see on television and advertising
  • The epidemic of pornography
  • The epidemic of drug use
  • The invasion of illegal immigrants
  • Wars that never end
  • The out of control national debt
  • The desperate printing of worthless money by the Federal Reserve
  • The unemployment rate that plagues the nation and many families
  • The polarization of our politics
  • The out of control debt of most states in America
  • The desperate out of control debt of other nations
  • The political unrest in the nations of the world because of debt
  • The advent of terrorism and jihad
  • The increase of natural and unnatural disasters

    We are becoming more and more adapted to the above mentioned realities, just as the frog in the pot gets used to the ever increasing temperature in the pot. In the case of the frog, he finally expires. What will be the end of the matter for us as the wickedness all around us increases? The Lord Jesus warned of this situation and said that the love of most would grow cold. (Matthew 24:12 NIV)
    He said:
    Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, Drunkenness and the anxieties of life,
    And that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap.
    For it will come upon all those who live on the face of the whole earth.
    Be always on the watch, and pray
    That you may be able to escape all that is about to happen,
    And that you may be able to stand before the Son of man.
    (Luke 21:34-36 NIV)

In every generation Christians have had their obstacles to overcome to maintain their faith, this is ours. We too can overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony; not loving our lives so much as to shrink from death. 
(Revelation 12:11 NIV)

We must recognize the ever increasing temperature in the “pot” and get out before it is too late. The Lord said to come out of Babylon:

Come out of her my people so that you will not share in her sins,
So that you will not receive any of her plagues;
For her sins are piled up to Heaven,
And God has remembered her crimes. (Revelation 18:4-5 NIV)

Depart, depart, go out from there!
Touch no unclean thing!
Come out from it and be pure, you who carry the vessels of the Lord.

But you will not leave in haste or go in flight;
For the Lord will go before you,
The God of Israel will be your rear guard. (Isaiah 52:11-12 NIV)

I believe that this last statement from Isaiah is the Lord coming to rescue His people; the rapture if you will. We are to keep ourselves from being drawn into the dissipation that we see all around us; To keep our faith in the midst of what we see and experience all around us, for the Lord promised:

I will also keep you from the hour of trial
That is going to come upon the whole world
To test those who live on the earth. (Revelation 3:10 NIV)

The name of the Lord is a strong tower;
The righteous run into it and are safe. (Proverbs 18:10 NIV)

At this time, let us run to the Lord, the only place of safety!
Then we will not expire in the “pot.”