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, May 17, 2017

BEN FRANKLIN, LIBERTY, AND THE FIFTH COMMANDMENT



May 15, 2017
Ben Franklin, liberty, and the Fifth Commandment
By Rev. Mark H. Creech

His mother was born in 1667, and his maternal grandfather was one of the first settlers of New England. His father owned a small business making candles and soaps. His family life was quite simple with an income just enough to support thirteen children.


This American statesman, printer, and inventor helped to draft the U.S. Constitution and signed the Declaration of Independence. In his Memoir, he doesn't say much about his beloved mother, but it's quite clear he deeply loved and respected her. Perhaps the most important thing he ever said about his mother was in the epitaph he wrote for the headstone of both his parents.

It reads:

    Josiah Franklin and Abiah, his wife lie here interred.
    They lived lovingly together in wedlock
    Fifty-five years.
    Without an estate, or any gainful employment
    By constant labor and industry
    With God's blessing
    They maintained a large family comfortably
    And brought up thirteen children
    And seven grandchildren reputably.
    From this instance, reader,
    Be encouraged to diligence in thy calling
    And distrust not Providence,
    He was a pious and discreet man,
    She a discreet and virtuous woman.
Benjamin Franklin is renowned for his considerable wisdom. So much of what he said is woven into the fabric of Americana. Most of us have heard many of his sayings, but we might not have known their origin.

It was Benjamin Franklin who said:

"Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."

"Well done is better than well said."

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."

"God helps those who help themselves."

"Honesty is the best policy."


These are just a few of the better-known ones.

Franklin's name is also synonymous with liberty and freedom.


It was he who said, "Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech."
It would do our colleges and universities well today to have these words erected on a monument prominently displayed on every campus.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety," said Franklin.
Or what about this word from the man who helped establish liberty not only for this country but for much of the world: "Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God."


Although there are exceptions to the rule, generally it's true that "apples don't fall far from the tree." You don't get great men without great parenting, and great people honor their parents.

Soon after the nation of Israel was delivered from slavery in Egypt, the Lord gave them the Ten Commandments.


The late Frank Pollard, a Southern Baptist pastor, denominational leader and author, has beautifully written:


"Never entertain the shallow notion that Moses was a preacher with ten suggestions for people who might want to be religious. He was the leader of a brand-new nation of people who were free for the first time in their lives. In the very positive preamble to the Ten Commandments, God said, 'I made you free. I want you to be free. Now here are ten principles which must be obeyed if you are to keep on being free."


The Fifth Commandment, "Honor thy father and thy mother" is essential to sustaining liberty. In fact, the whole commandment says, "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee" (Exodus 20:12).

Say what you will, but this commandment has to do with national security. It's not a tremendous economy, military, educational system, or anything else that keeps a nation free. Liberty can only be sustained by character.

The Great Wall of China was constructed over 5,500 miles and made-up of mighty stones and brick to keep invaders out. No one, the Chinese thought, would ever be able to penetrate that wall. Yet over and again the enemy marched through because the gatekeepers could be bribed.


A strong, impenetrable nation is made from strong homes. These are the brick and stone that truly create a Great Wall that not only keep out invaders, but also extinguish the enemies from within – enemies unawares.

It's a people who give honor and respect to their mothers and fathers throughout childhood and into adulthood who also become an honorable and respectable people. They become a shining city on a hill for whole the world to see.


"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom," said Franklin. 
"As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." No doubt this is also the reason Franklin in his wisdom commended the study of the Bible in every house as a "principle support of virtue, morality, and civil liberty."

And what does the Bible say? 
It says, "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee" (Exodus 20:12).

Happy Mother's Day.
Some of the information regarding Benjamin Franklin's family life was taken from "Mothers: 100 Mothers of the Famous and the Infamous," Paddington Press LTD, 1976

© Rev. Mark H. Creech
http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/creech/170515