Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Won't Heaven Be a Grand Place???!!!

I don't really have anything special to say today, but I have been thinking a lot about how wonderful heaven is going to be. Why do I say that?

Because I have a daughter who is very into the social networking thing, I joined Facebook to keep in touch with her and other friends and family members. Once I got on Facebook, I joined a couple of groups, Zac Loh and David Wilkerson, to name a couple. I read their posts every day. These posts are so uplifting and have brought me to a closer understanding of God and His Word.

Also, I have run upon some blogs that I read faithfully and am getting to know the blog owners better by communicating with them and reading the posts that other Christians worldwide leave regarding their blog posts.

So, in a very real sense, I am communicating daily with Christians all over the world. People of every sex, race, familial status, nationality, but PRAISE GOD, all of the same religion....followers of Jesus Christ!!...., and it is so awesome and is only indicative of the sense of love and community we'll feel when we get to Heaven.

To then imagine the family of Christ joined in one place and specifically at the foot of HIS throne, gives me goose bumps and a smile on my face that I'm sure everyone is wondering what I've been up to.

Enjoy the day!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Salt

Last May, I read with interest Patrick Heron's ebook, The Return of the AntiChrist and the New World Order.

In this book, he discusses Genesis 6:2-9, how the sons of God took the daughters of men for wives and produced the "Nephilim". Genesis 6:9 says that "Noah was perfect in his generations". According to Mr. Heron and many others, these Sons of God were fallen angels and because of them and their offspring, the world became so wicked that God had to destroy mankind with the exception of Noah. Noah was exempt from destruction because he loved God and his bloodline had not become corrupt by the mixing of angels with humans. This is an excellent book and shows much biblical research. It is very inexpensive, and can be purchased for $5, at his web site, here.

One of the things that Mr. Heron (and many others) propounds is that the fallen angels were manipulating genetics, i.e., crossing animal, vegetable, and human genes to come up with all kinds of weird creations and that that is why mythology contains so many unusual beings. He also thinks that possibly mythology is based on "some" truth from that time. So, today, I read this article from The Wall Street Journal which says that Pepsico is working on creating a "designer salt" to help us reduce our salt intake.

The Bible says that Christians are the salt of the earth as in Matthew 5:13 and that if the salt loses its savor, it is good for nothing. Could that article possibly be referencing something entirely different to believers in Christ? When you accept Christ as your Savior, your body becomes the Temple of God. God's Word says that he does not inhabit temples made of stone. Therefore, if we are truly the "salt of the earth, then could our bodies not also be looked at as a type of salt shaker in that we are constantly being filled up by God with His Holy Spirit and then poured out to accomplish His purpose in our lives. So when I consider this article about designer salt, I see it as picture of mankind being fed another false doctrine and maybe especially in view of the times we live in "The False Doctrine" or the Great Delusion.

If God truly destroyed the world with the flood due to the evil being worked by His fallen angels with women born of mankind, then aren't we right back where we started? Mankind is experimenting with God's creation today in ways that are surely an affront to God, i.e., cloning, embryonic stem cell research, singularity, transhumanism. I personally don't think that we should be genetically manipulating anything that God made. Genetic manipulation of plants and animals is one thing; but when you start genetically manipulating mankind by changing his DNA is an entirely different animal. Are we getting close to the point where God says enough, just like He did "in the days of Noah"?

For excellent information about singularity and transhumanism, go to John McTernan's site and read his articles and books about his belief that transhumanism (mixing DNA) will bring about the Beast referenced in Revelation 13:15. This article on manipulating sodium sounds like a parable for how satan is working overtime to genetically modify the body of Christ so that it cannot infuse the rest of the world with the true flavor of Christ and therefor become good for nothing.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Prayer for America and Her People

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." II Chronicles 7:14 KJV
As this verse says, if we the Church, Humble ourselves by admitting we have sinned and TURN to God, Confess our wicked ways, (for the Bible says all men have SINNED and FALL SHORT OF God and need a Savior to save them); then HE will hear our prayer….forgive our sin and HEAL OUR LAND. GOD knows and we know this land needs healed.

Will you join in praying this prayer with me? God's judgment begins in His own house, and there is no escaping the fact that the Church in America and Christ's own body of believers here and in the whole world has taken it's eyes off of Him. Christians of America are guilty of placing their trust in themselves and in their government, and so, we see the results of our misguided trust today in our country. This prayers is NOT a condemnation of anyone for WE ALL have sinned and none more than me. But God has shown me the error or my ways and has put me on a new path. Any given day, but for the grace of God, I could do, think, taste, talk, hear or be any of the worst, sinful things you can think of. When we hear this, we immediately think or say, "oh, no, you're/I'm a good person. I would never do that". Do you know how wrong you are? I do, I've been there, and I've done that. Trust me on this.

PRAYER FOR THE NATION AND EACH PERSON IN THIS NATION

WE ASK YOU, ALMIGHTY GOD, TO FORGIVE US, AS WE HUMBLY CONFESS OUR SINS AND THE SINS OF OUR NATION.

WE HAVE BLASPHEMED YOUR HOLY NAME. WE HAVE ALL SINNED. WE HAVE CURSED YOU. WE DO NOT WANT TO FACE OUR SIN. WE ARE UN-JUST, UN-HOLY, UN-LOVING, UN-HAPPY, UN-KIND, UN-CHARITABLE, IMPATIENT, WE LACK SELF-CONTROL, WE ARE ADULTERERS, WHOREMONGERS AND WARMONGERS. OUR COMMITMENT TO MARRIAGE AND OUR FAMILIES IS A JOKE. WE HAVE STUCK OUR FINGERS IN YOUR FACE. WE HAVE THOUGHT OURSELVES INVULNERABLE AND HAVE BEEN CONSUMED WITH ATTAINING WEALTH, SEEKING PLEASURES AND BEING SEXUALLY IMMORAL IN MORE WAYS AND PLACES THAN WE CAN THINK OF AND THAT YOU IN YOUR WISDOM TOLD US NOT TO DO.

WE HAVE PERMITTED OUR LAWMAKERS & THE SUPREME COURT TO BAN YOU. SINCE THAT TIME EVERYTHING IN OUR NATION HAS FAILED. WE HAVE BANNED YOU FROM THE SCHOOLS. NOW THERE ARE KILLINGS & PERVERSIONS COMMITTED ON OUR CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN ARE OUT OF CONTROL. WE HAVE BANNED YOU FROM OUR TELEVISION AND MOVIES, AND SEX, VIOLENCE & MURDER IS RAMPANT IN OUR MOVIES, TELEVISION AND OUR LAND.

WE HAVE TOLERATED EVIL IN THE LEADERSHIP OF OUR CHURCHES, SO THEY WILL TOLERATE IT IN US.

WE HAVE BANNED YOU, GOD ALMIGHTY, WHO OUR FOUNDERS LOVED AND REVERENCED FROM OUR HISTORY BOOKS. IN DOING SO, OUR NATION DOES NOT KNOW YOUR GREAT DELIVERANCES AND GOODNESS TO OUR PEOPLE AND LAND, AND NOW OUR YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE NO REVERENCE OR VALUE FOR THEIR OWN LIVES.

NOW WE HAVE TERRORISTS INVADING OUR COUNTRY, BRINGING IN THEIR gods of HATE & DESTRUCTION. WE HAVE A STATE DEPARTMENT, PENTAGON LEADERSHIP, AND A WHITE HOUSE THAT LIES WITHOUT SHAME AND TIES THE HANDS OF OUR YOUNG SOLDIERS, MARINES, OUR NAVY AND AIRFORCE IN NAME OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. WE HAVE PERMITTED SCHACKLES TO BE PLACED ON THE VERY PEOPLE DEFENDING US. WE ARE A NATION GONE INTO CAPTIVITY -- BECAUSE OF OUR SINS---- JUST AS YOU HAVE SAID WE WOULD.

OUR PEOPLE ARE DRUG ADDICTS, ALCOHOLICS, PORNOGRAPHERS, PERVERTS, HOMOSEXUALS, LIARS, MURDERERS, and THIEVES. PEDOPHILIA IS RAMPANT BECAUSE WE HAVE SAID THE LIVES OF BABIES ARE OF NO IMPORTANCE… AND WE ABORT THEM IN THE WOMB. NOW OUR RIGHTS ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY. BECAUSE YOU GOD, WHO GAVE US THESE RIGHTS, WERE BANNED FROM THIS NATION.

FORGIVE US, O LORD, GOD ALMIGHTY, SAVE US & OUR LAND FROM FOR OUR MANY SINS. TURN US ALL BACK TO YOU AND HEAL THIS LAND THAT YOU GAVE US. WE DECLARE YOU TO BE OUR GOD, OUR SAVIOR, AND SOVEREIGN OF THIS GREAT LAND.

IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, WE ASK THIS.

This is a hard hitting prayer. It makes us all look at ourselves and see our sin. All sin is equal in God's eyes. It's all bad. There is not little sin and big sin. Sin is sin is sin is sin. So this is not about saying YOU ARE WRONG, EVIL AND A SINNER. It is about saying that ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and it is time to turn around and go in a different direction. May He be merciful to us all and our country today.

God Bless You With His Peace and Understanding Today.

Read the Book

The world is full of people who say they are Christians; then again, the world is full of people who say they are "religious"; and again, there are many who say they believe in God. We can "say" we're anything. As my mother used to say, actions speak louder than words!

Who is God to you? The God I serve is the Holy God of the Bible. He is an awesome God. The One who created the universe and all that is in it. He is the Father, son and the Holy Spirit, The All Knowing One, The Beginning and the End, the Alpha and the Omega. His love in unfailing. I am amazed at how many times in the Bible that phrase is used (112 times in the New Living Translation) and it is almost always used with the word "faithful". In today's world, there is very little that you can attribute those three words to: unfailing love, faithful!

In so many relationships today, you just start feeling comfortable and the love you thought was there, disappears and the faithfulness you were counting on, is gone. Just ask Sandra Bullock, or Kate Winslet, or anyone of the many people in Hollywood, the sport worlds (Tiger Woods), or government (John Edwards, Bill Clinton, Mark Sanford, whose lives are so public and out there for all to see and experience the pain and humiliation that the lack of those two items cause.

The Lord, God of Creation, Jehovah, Yahweh is a 100% Holy God. In Him, there NO sin. He is also a 100% just God. Way back in the beginning, He laid out the rules, the dos and don'ts of life, so to speak, for mankind to live a life of love, happiness, peace and fellowship with each other and with Him. He expected us to live within the limits of His law and all would be well. But He also said that when you disobey the law, you will die.

God's law can pretty much be summed up in two laws that Jesus set forth: Love the Lord, God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength (and ONLY Him); and then love everyone else at least as much or more than you love yourself. Pure and simple. The rest of the law are laws that protect you from pain, suffering, sickness and disease -- laws that are for Your Own Good.

We have all, by choice, since that day in the garden, separated ourselves from God by deciding to follow our own desires and will for our lives. Do you know what God's will for your life is? How can you know unless you ask Him? The Bible says that God used to speak to people through His prophets and that now He speaks to us through His son through the Word of God.

When you create something, aren't you the owner of that creation? If you are a writer, an artist, a sculptor, a carpenter, whatever; if you create something out of nothing, you are the owner of that creation until you give it away or sell it, right? To my knowledge, God has not yet given away or sold His creation....the earth and all that lives on it, in it, around it, above it, ... it's all His, it was created by Him, for Him. When we walk away from God, we are taking our lives in our own hands and saying that we know more about everything than the one who created everything!

Wouldn't you like to have a personal, one-on-one relationship with the one who created everything? How special would that be? Think about it for a minute. He wants that with you. He's provided the Way, the Truth and the Life, in His son, Jesus Christ.

You see, God saw how men were choosing the road of disobedience and separation from Him and decided that He would provide a way for us to be brought back in to a right relationship with Him. (John 3:16) God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (17) For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

It doesn't stop there, though, because when you truly want to be reconciled to the one who created you, you want to know the Creator well and intimately, like a lifelong old friend, one who has way more intelligence, knowledge, wisdom, love, compassion, mercy, patience, kindness, goodness and self-control than you do; not to mention the fact that this friend created you and knew you before you were formed in your mother's womb. The only way to know God is to read about Him in His word on your own in your own time in your own Bible and let His Spirit introduce Him to you. Read the whole Bible, don't just pick and choose. If you want to truly know Him, who He is, what He stands for, what He loves, what He hates, how He expects us to live. He wants us to read His Book.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A Day of Prayer and Fasting

To go a day without eating (on purpose) and to spend the time usually spent eating in prayer to God asking for forgiveness for our complete lack of respect, worship or love for Him and His statutes probably seems ridiculous to many people today, but I am sensing that that is exactly what our nation needs.

One cannot read the headlines in the paper these days without coming to the conclusion that the United States is on a crash course with things prophesied about in the days of old in the Bible. I am reminded of several Bible passages today, and I would like to share them with you. These are coming from the New Living Translation Bible for easy application, and you should understand that I believe the US could very well be Mystery Babylon the mother of all harlots spoken of in the Bible.

Jeremiah 51: 1-14

This is what the Lord says: I will stir up a destroyer against Babylon and the people of Babylonia. Foreigners will come and winnow her, blowing her away as chaff. They will come from every side to rise against her in her day of trouble. Don't let the archers put on their armor or draw their bows. Don't spare even her best soldiers! Let her army be completely destroyed. They will fall dead in the land of the Babylonians, slashed to death in her streets. For the Lord of Heaven's Armies has not abandoned Israel and Judah. He is still their God, even though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel. (emphasis mine.)

Flee from Babylon! Save yourselves! Don't get trapped in her punishment! It is the Lord's time for vengeance; he will repay her in full. Babylon has been like a golden cup in the LORD's hands, a cup from which he made the whole earth drink and go mad. But now suddenly, Babylon, too, has fallen. Weep for her, and give her medicine. Perhaps she can yet be healed. We would have helped her if we could, but nothing can save her now. Let her go; abandon her. Return now to your own land, for her judgment will be so great it cannot be measured. The LORD has vindicated us. Come, let us announce in Jerusalem everything the LORD our God has done.

Sharpen the arrows! Lift up the shields! For the LORD has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes to march against Babylon and destroy her. This is his vengeance against those who desecrated his Temple. Raise the battle flag against Babylon! Reinforce the guard and station the watchmen. Prepare an ambush, for the LORD will fulfill all his plans against Babylon. You are a city rich with water, a great center of commerce, but your end has come. The thread of your life is cut. The LORD Almighty has taken this vow and has sworn to it by his own name: "Your cities will be filled with enemies, like fields filled with locusts, and they will lift their shouts of triumph over you."


2Ch 7:14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.

Joel 2:12-15 That is why the LORD says, "Turn to me now, while there is time! Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don't tear your clothing in your grief; instead, tear your hearts." Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and merciful. He is not easily angered. He is filled with kindness and is eager not to punish you. Who knows? Perhaps even yet he will give you a reprieve, sending you a blessing instead of this terrible curse. Perhaps he will give you so much that you will be able to offer grain and wine to the LORD your God as before! Blow the trumpet in Jerusalem! Announce a time of fasting; call the people together for a solemn meeting.

Let me preface all this by saying that in my opinion there are very few people representing us in Washington that you can believe. In other words, republican or democrat - it doesn't matter to me, I think that almost everyone in Washington is a liar and only working for their own pleasure, power and riches (like Abraham when He was intervening with God not to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah for Lot's sake, I would like to think there are some who are honest people in that city).

The Bible is very clear about the fact that God is very protective of the Jews. They are His chosen people, the "apple of His eye", His covenant people, and Israel is the land that He gave to them as their inheritance. The Bible tells us that God made everything and that everything He made belongs to Him. He was well within His rights to give the land of Israel to Abraham and his descendants through his son, Isaac, and Isaac's son, Jacob and his children, the 12 tribes of Israel.

God went so far as to say that He would bless those that bless the nation of Israel and He would curse those that curse Israel. (Genesis 12:3) God is a God of His word. (Eze 17:24)

There is no denying that the world is becoming very anti-semitic. The Iranians, the Hamas, Al Quaedi, the Hizbullah, the Taliban, the Syrians, the Jordanians, and other middle Eastern countries have vowed to remove them from the face of the earth, and it is very easy to go on line and find many countries throughout Europe who feel the same way -- not to mention plenty of groups and individuals throughout the U.S.

I was deeply shocked by the way the U.S. government responded last week to the news that Israel has given permission for the construction of 1600 additional housing units in East Jerusalem. This information was released just as Mr. Obama's administration had great hopes of re-starting peace talks in Israel. Hopefully, you noted the weather pattern that occurred immediately thereafter on the east coast of America. If not, read about it Here.

God does not play favorites. If the US curses Israel, you can believe that God will curse the US. We must not take His warnings lightly, and we need to be in prayer for the peace of Jerusalem. The Lord said that in the last days, he would make that city a "burdensome stone" for the all who come against it. The thought of what God could cause to happen here in our country should have everyone on their knees asking for His mercy.

I would like to share a couple of other links which I was lead to today which I believe will explore the gravity of our situation much better than what I can say myself.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and I would ask that you join me for a day of prayer and fasting on Sunday, March 21, 2010 (which means no food from dinner time on Saturday until breakfast on Monday and that at each time you would be having a meal that you spend that time in prayer asking for God's forgiveness and mercy for our country).

Obama's Pro-Palestinian Agenda

U.S. Intelligence About Israel: This is Just the Beginning

Reading-Between-Lies-Healthcare

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Life of Victory

1 John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, [even] our faith.

Do you have a faith that has overcome the world? I've been thinking about the victorious nature of my faith for the past few weeks. The Spirit has shown me that when a person is re-born through faith in the atoning work of Christ (while we may struggle with sin and temptation), our faith in Christ should help us to overcome the things we struggle with. I have been struggling with some things for so long that it seems to me that it's time that I began having some victory.

For example, I am about 30 pounds over my desired weight. God has been showing me that my love of food, especially sweets and bread items are a stumbling block to me and something of an idol. No sooner have I finished eating sometimes and I'm thinking about the next time and what I will have or what I will allow myself to have.

Romans 14:23 If you do anything you believe is not right, you are sinning. I can't tell you how many times I eat, drink, buy, look at and think about things that I know I should not. According to this verse, if you know you're doing something you should not do, you are sinning! The Lord has finally convicted me to the point that it is my desire to do something about it.

Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. The desire of my life is to lead a life of victory in Christ. His word tells us that we are more than conquerors through Him, and that we can do all things through Him who strengthens us.

Are you feeling powerless? Would you like to join me in this quest? I will be tweeting and posting on facebook about my quest to change the way I am following God.

In closing I'll post this song by Fannie Crosby:

Victory in Jesus, my Savior, forever
He sought me and bought me,
With His redeeming blood;

He loved me ere I knew Him
and all my love is due Him
He plunged me to victory beneath
His cleansing blood.

Praise God. Let's do this together.