Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Why I Speak Out About Obama

I'm not as excited about this blog as I usually would be because this has been something I've been explaining and re-explainging over n over again since 2008 BUT once it is written, every time someone gives me some sanctimonious speech about how I should shut up and not speak out because I'm a Christian, I will point them to this post rather than writing it over n over n over again.

If you saw someone in your presence beating a child to death, or abusing someone in any way, would you just sit there and pray or would you act? If someone broke into your house and was about to hurt your wife or children, would you have a seat and watch, or would you defend them? If you're answer is that you would sit there and just watch and wait for God to intervene then you know what, don't even bother continuing to read this because you're a fool. Period. You're the SAME ilk of person who justified the Holocaust in Germany. When good men do nothing in the face of evil-they aren't good men. You can't claim you are good if you're not against evil.

When I think about 60 million babies who have been brutally slaughtered, when I think about scores of Christians being abused and murdered by the Muslim Brotherhood in an Egyptian and Libyan Revolution that the President supported, when I think about lies and corruption that steals millions of hard-working American's dollars for government programs that are a sham---I Know that Barak Obama IS an evil man.

Some would then say, Yes Obama is evil, but God placed him in power and we're supposed to honor the king etc. But Obama is NOT a king. This is the USA, and as law-abiding Christians, the law we're responsible to is the Constitution not the whims of a would-be dictator who isn't even proven to be eligible for the office.

I post statuses, tweets, blogs, etc, that express the truth about wickedness and corruption in our present government. And people are constantly saying things like What Would Jesus Do? Well, good question-what would Jesus Do? How did Jesus react to the Pharisees? What did Jesus do when he saw dishonest, corrupt business people in the Temple? He wasn't exactly a peace activist when He flipped over those tables and drove people out with a whip!    And what did Jesus say about those who hurt His little ones (ABORTION) He said it were better that a millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea! Now, now, Jesus...You're being kinda harsh aren't you? You sound kind of judgmental, Jesus........

Jesus showed love and compassion to the hookers and the publicans etc. I don't disagree with that at all. I am all about the love, and the compassion and the mercy and the charity. I am not a mean person, if you'd get to know me instead of demonizing me because of my political convictions you'd know that. But saying I am mean because I speak the truth about a wicked, lying, baby-killing maniac---is like saying a father who defends his kid from a home-invader is violent. It's like saying someone who stands up against abuse is a bully. It's an oxy-moron. It's foolish.

Think of all the Christians and Israelis and unborn children that have been abused, murdered, mutilated and executed because of these disgusting politics---and you're worried about my mean-spirited fb status? Get your head out of the sand!

We Christians are on the run because we've fallen for the propaganda of the liberal mass media. They always try to make us sound like we're evil, but Christian Americans are building hospitals, homes, missions, Charities, and food banks....we're not funding abortion clinics but adoption agencies. We're the GOOD GUYS!

Stop Falling for the Propaganda!

Example-a bunch of old people get together and wave flags and sing patriotic songs, (Tea Partiers).  And the media claims these old patriotic folks are dangerous extremists??????????

Meanwhile, the Occupy Wall Street Movement is a bunch of anarchists, looting and trashing public property, defacating on American flags and breaking laws---and how does the media react? These are good people trying to bring reform and improvements to the Nation???? Face it, the media is crooked! And the problem in this country isn't evil, right-wing Christians and they're mean spirited statuses-the problem is left-wing, anti-God, pro-abortion fanatics trying to dominate our Country.

Now only should you stop criticizing people like me, but YOU should start speaking up for the truth too!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Part 1 of My Manifesto Of Freedom

IN school, the bigger kids would try to bully the smaller kids, in High School, the richer kids would try to out-popular everyone else, in politics, people like Obama, Hitler, and Chairman Mao try to silence people and put them in their place. IN religion, people try to take your soul-liberty, and control YOUR conscience and even demand worship and reverence for idiots like Popes, mega-CHurch ego maniac preachers, and some stupid wafers or wine, John Calvin says you believe in predestination or I burn you at the stake, Pope says you worship the wafer-god or we will kill you, religious popular people say buy my book and follow my rules or be shunned. I say forget em all! Yeah I said it.

Earlier today I had some pious, sanctimonious goofball try n tell me that Im NOT ALLOWED to speak out against Obama because I'm a Christian. Now I could fall for her spiritual lingo of 'we're not citizens of this world' and be silenced, but ya know what---I Refuse! I'm just not gonna be bullied.

And some people say I'm not fit to say a prayer because I dont tow the line for EVERY goofy, unBiblical, man-made RULE that some southern dude dreamed up in the 50s and 60's, well guess what? I aint gonna be bullied spiritually either! I am not gonna do it.

I could write a book or two about what the Bible ACTUALLY says compared to what a lot of RELIGION teaches, but all it would do is create even more arguments, what it really comes down to for me is BACK OFF! I am a born again Christian, I am NOT a new convert to the movement of the Pharisees, I'm not going to be wearing philactories, and tying Bible-verses to my forehead, u wanna white those sepulchres good for you, thaz ur business, but leave me out of it!

I've noticed something. I RESPECT other people's convictions, standards, beliefs, lifestyles, I even give them props and honor for being faithful to what they believe-but that just isn't good enough---just like liberals compromising does no good!

WHen I say some of this stuff, in no time flat some OTHER bully from another movement will contact me and think I'm ready to be one of their sheep. Listen, I AM NOT PART OF THE COLLECTIVE> I am not a drone. I am not a borg. And I never will be. Just because I don't follow and worship your enemy doesn't mean I am going to come and follow you! SO get over it! Some people are so blind by their own agenda, its like the people who hate Obama but think the patriot act and Homeland Security were a good idea!! I dont care if it's the Republicans or the Democrats--I dont wanna be abused by ANY politician or government. And I dont care if you're a wacko fundamentalist or a retarded liberal! I'm not about to swallow your crap either!

I won't kiss up to people, never have never will.

I believe all people deserve respect and dignity and I believe ALL people have the right and responsibility to make their own stinkin decisions!

I am a man. I am the one responsible for my life. I have people that give me counsel and instruction. But THEY do not direct my life! It's about time some of you lemmings----GROW UP and OWN your own life!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Perspective of Persecution

I am listening to a man named Richard Wurmbrand. A man who was in a Communist prison under the USSR being BRUTALY tortured for 14 years for no other crime than being a Bible-believing Christian. He has written a book called "Tortured for Christ." I lack the words to express how that book rocked my world.

I have been told that I and my family get 'carried away' with our faith. I wish that were true.

There are men and women who REFUSE to deny Jesus Christ with their mouth despite barbaric torture, the killing of their families and execution.

I have times where I don't even stand up for Christ's name when there is NO threat to my life. I have times when I neglect God's Word even though I have about six Bibles and these people study Bibles that they risk their lives to have and SOME of them don't have any Bibles at all and NEVER have yet they worship God.

Some of our relatives think we are bat crazy because we are going to Church TWICE tomorrow! Whewhew. Big stinkin deal. There are millions of people who have shed their blood and suffered unimaginably for their faith and we AMerican Christians think we're "RADICAL Christians" because we go to Church a few times a week.

I'm not saying these things to lay a guilt trip. I'm saying these things to give ...here it comes, one of my favorite words....Perspective! The people of the USA sure have lost perspective, especially us Christians. We think God should thank us for fulfilling our Duty to come to Church when it isnt a duty at all it's a perk that God has blessed us with. We think we're doing God a service when we go to Church but it is HIM who is doing us a service!

You think you're serving God, and maybe you are. BUt realize this-GOD is serving you! Just as Jesus ministered to the disciples and washed their feet, if it were not for His sacrifice, for His intercessory prayer, for His cleansing for His abiding presence, we would have nothing.

WHy does God seem to be working so powerfully in foreign countries? Because Americans have become so comfortable and self-satisfied that we think we're doing God a favor by being 'nominal' Christians who show up to Church. We are out of touch.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Prayer n Praise

God, i just don't have all the wisdom and understanding. I see so much going on, and I get some insight on some things, but some days I feel like I have more questions than answers.

Lord, guide me in the path that YOU have for me.

I want to be a man who can provide for those in need, but I am also learning to be a child depending on You my Father, to provide for my needs. Help me to trust You. I am scared about the future, yet I KNOW YOu are trustworthy and I need to keep my eyes on You and give You praise!

I despair some days over the wickedness that is in power in high places. but I know no power is greater than Yours' Most High God! Amen.

I make lists of things I need to get done
I make lists of concerns.
I'm gonna make a list of things to thank God 4.

1. My beautiful, loving wife
2. Parents who care about us.
3. A Church that encourages and challenges us.
4. Some food to eat.
5. Some great friends/family who fellowship and share meals with us
6. A baby on the way
7. Living in an area where we arent scared or witnessing lots of crime
8. Having freedom to worship and Bibles to read.
9.A bed to sleep on at night.
10. Running water.
11. good enough health to get up and walk around easily and be active
12. a mind that can think and reason and learn about God

There is more that I can be thaankful for. But I'm trying to be pro-active about Recognizing the good things that God has done so 1. He gets the honor He deserves and 2. I fight off discouragement.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Forgotten Signs of The End Times !

Could it be, that amidst all of our preaching, teaching, arguing, philosophizing, theologizing and so forth that we may have neglected and forgotten some important, orthodox, 'Fundamental' truths?

Some words of wisdom from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy-written by Douglas Adams, a tragic atheist- "Don't Panic!" What would stop you from panicing? Stopping. Pausing. And taking a minute to remember the instructions and warning that our Lord gave us specifically for such a time as this.

Fact is-many people ARE downright havin' a panic attack! We're saying to ourselves,....something is wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong with the world! Well, you are correct, right on the money, something is very much wrong with the world but why are we so surprised? Didn't Jesus 1-say that we'd have tribulation n suffering in this world and 2 prophecy of this great falling away and apostacy and impending judgment? I am NOT suggesting in the slightest bit that we should not be sorrowing and broken-hearted over the horrible state of Christianity but I am saying we need to get some perspective and stop being so shocked and confused about it. They say "Kowledge is power" Well we dont have to be ignorant of the methods of the Devil or of the times in which we're living.

We're living in the time that God's Word said men would NO LONGER ENDURE sound doctrine but heap unto themselves teachers having itching ears-and would be seduced by false teachers and doctrines, and would love pleasure more than God and be disobedient to parents, and would worship animals more than God or man! We're living in a time when novices will lead us instead of princes (Obama), when good will be called evil and evil will be called good-pro-life ppl are considered wackjobs but people who have an agenda of infanticide are called humanitereans!?!? We live in a time that is strange but not unprophecied!

God is not taken by surprise by all of this. God is not worrying and fretting about the stock market numbers. God is not worrying about whether or not Mitt Romney is electable. God is not disappointed or confused by man's failures and sins. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

THINK OF THIS---If you were a Jew in the days when Jesus was about to walk in the land of Judeah, you could look around at the state of God's Chosen people and say what is going on around here? This is NOT how JEHOVAH said thing were to be done! This is all wrong. There are hypocrites and liars and opportunists and idolaters. This is wrong wrong wrong, But Yet Jesus Christ, when the fulness of the times was come, was born. HE did NOT change regardless of the state of His people. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Richard Dawkins, renowned atheist, recenly passed away-wrote a book called "God Is Not Great" The book wasn't really about God though, It was about the true and scandalously horrid hstory and organized religion-well, guess what-Mr Atheist was CORRECT-almost no force on earth is responsible for more evil than organized religion. We are a failure in many ways.

But when Jesus came, He didn't go to ANOTHER people, He came to the Jews. The Romans called it Judeah, to them it was just some outpost of their Empire but to Christ, it was STILL His Covenant people, and He did not change.

Guess what? Jesus is coming. And He is coming as the same Person He was when He left. He is Holy, and just as Holy NOW as He was even though WE often live far from holy, but He doesn't change! He is LOVE. Even though we may have left our first love, when He returns He will be the same Loving God who sacrificed so much for us. He is King. And when He returns He will STIIILL be King even though we have rebelled against His authority, our foolishness changes NOTHING.

So don't be tossed to and fro by politics and circumstances, doubts, fears and failures,
Get Your Eyes Back On Jesus Christ the Lord!

By all means, fast and pray and sorrow-and repent, and preach and love folks and pray some more but do not get squirrely! Don't freak out! Relax and Look Up! You know, many people of Israel were angry and frustrated at the wicked Romans and wanted to overthrow the Romans. Was the Roman Empire wicked? Sure! But did Jesus become a revolutionary and overthrow them? No.

While MANY Jews were fretting about the Romans---SOME Jews were waiting with FAITH for the coming of the Anointed One! Men like Simeon and women like Anna, people like the wise men--they were looking for the Savour! But others were doing their own thing and worrying about politics.

The children of Abraham were waiting for Christ to come in Judeah and we should be waiting for Christ to come too. It didn't matter to Jesus that Ceasar was in power and it wont matter now that Obama is in power. No Herod could stop Jesus and no dictator can stop Him now. So get your perspective and be like a wise man, and seek God.

Now, I use the example of Obama often because many fret about Obama, including me-BUT that is just a general example, there are many many many other realities that shake our faith-things going on in Churches, lost jobs, hurting families, ilnnesses, natural disasters, on and on-but no mattr what it is. It doesn't take God by surprise and we need to get our eyes off of people and onto Christ.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Twilight of the Prosperous Nation

What does it mean to be courageous? Why did God tell Joshua to be strong and courageous? On the one hand God told him to take heart because God was reassuring him that HE would be right there with HIm taking care of him. That gave Joshua some reassurance and it gives us reassurance that God's Word says HE will never leave us nor forsake us.

Jesus said that in this world we are gonna have tribulation---BUT BE OF GOOD CHEER I have overcome the world....

Paul the APostle SUFFERED, he suffered in prison, shipwreck, beatings, stoning etc. BUt he also relished the sweetness and glory and majesty of God!

We live in some perilous times. We are witnessing a lot of heartbreaking things in this generation. But be of good cheer, because amidst this all you can have personal, heart-communion with a magnificent God.

in the 90's, we saw amazingly low gas prices and amazingly high stocks! and now, it seems to be going the other way. Well, they called the 1920's the Roaoring 20s! But you know what happened in the 30s and 40s. Aint it about time to learn something from history?

WHo are you reading and studying and paying attention to? Can I give you some advice? If you want to do well in these coming years, model your life after the heroes of similar ages, examples from the Bible would be Daniel in captivity, and ELijah under a wicked kingdom. More modern examples would be Miss Corrie Ten Boom in World War 2 Holland, and Pastor Yusseff in an Iranian prison cell.

I am not trying to be some kind of doomsday maniac, depressing, negative alarmist. All I'm trying to do is pay attention to what's going on in the world and what kind of times were living in. If you don't have the discernment to see that we are all going to face some hard times, you just are not paying attention.

And ya know, even if we were not in such a time as this, fact is, every single one of us is, has and will face suffering and burdens. But don't despair. FInd the courage and freedom that it brings in God.

One of the first things we have to do is get our perspective back.

Why are Americans, even CHristians....keeping track of what the Kardashians are doing? Why are we spending more money at Wallmart and the mall that we EVER have before when our whole nation is broke? Why do we think we have to have a tv in every room, even the bathroom, when there was a time that the MOST we had was one in the living room? Why does every kid think they HAVE to have a car when we used to hop in the station wagon as a family? And yet we're all freaking out because we're so poor? DId I miss something?

One second we are freaking out saying this is the worse things since the Depression, and the nest thing we're buying ANOTHER phone upgrade? Did I miss something? lol

My point is not that we need 2 be more thrifty, although we probably should be, my point is that we have totally lost perspective.

We don't seem to remember how to be happy as a culture. We are not thankful even though we have lots to be thankful for, and at the same time-it seems that very soon that all the things we're so unthankful for may very well disapear...at which point we'll be even more unthankful....

Example-people in asian, middleast and african nations have no rights to freedom of worship. They wish and long for a day when they could publicly worship God with no fear. They risk life n limb and freedom for a piece of Scripture or an underground Church. Meanwhile, folks back in the USA-count themselves as fulfilling some kind of difficult, taxing duty by waking up early enough to make the 'sacrifice' to come to sunday school at their Church. Millions would PRIZE and cherish the right to come to a nice building and have a Bible study, but millions in America either 1 dont come or 2 come out of a feeling of obligation. Think maybe we've lost perspective?

EVery time that I find myself in Church, I find myself thinking how blessed and priveleged we all are at having the opportunity and wondering for how many more years our freedoms will be preserved. Imagine if calamity comes to this country and we no longer have the privelege of a Church service, I wonder how many Christians will finally regret all the years that they completely neglected the opportunity.

Thousands of people freaked out that ChicFilA was under attack and flocked to its doors to show support. Good for them. But I guess when I go to Church I feel kinda like those ppl felt about their favorite chicken restaurant. I feel like, ya know, I need to support this type of place, a place where God's Word gets the pre-eminence...I love chicken but this is even more important than chicken...lol

There's a saying that we don't know what we've got until it's gone. that can apply to so many of the priveleges we enjoy as American Christians.

It's just like those that live in a happy home. They may not feel overwhelmed with joy because they dont know what an unhappy home can be like! If only they knew! People who have healthy spouses and kids etc, are very very very blessed especially in this day in age when broken homes are so common.

I have found in my life, that I have been treated very well. That I have been blessed and shown kindness by so many. Not everyone has had that kind of a life. I have so much to be thankful for!

My Grandmother was all alone in life, she had to make her own way, but then, when she found a great man and married him and started a family, she became the matriarch of a family that was one of provision and warmth and kindness and security. She did not have those blessings, but she had a God who watched over her and directed her life and brought her to a place where she could build a family. Almost no one has been more influential on my life than my Grandmother. She was hardowrking, kind, classy, polite. pleasant, thoughtful, insightful-she was a blessing from the Lord. I give thanks for that, and for the fact that in a world that can be pretty intimdating, I was given encouragement, instruction, examples, and confidence. God's been good. And as Americans, it's the same way, rather than being intimidated, abused and misused by the State, we have been given opportunities, help, support and liberty such as the world has neve known. We should take advantage of this while we still have it, because it seems the end of such National Benevolence and security and the beginning of State-ism and socialism could very well be on its way. Take advantage of your freedom. Use it for the glory of God.

Friday, August 3, 2012

WHat Would Jude Say?

When I say something about God's grace and forgiveness, mercy, liberal extremists think YES he's on our team baby! and when I stand up for what's right and pure and good and holy-the other crowd is like yes, he's finally getting it right! And I'm just like....wow. Where is the discernment to see the difference between knowing what is right and what is wrong instead of  having an AGENDA. My only agenda is the truth. I'm not in any camp. But some people just cannot imagine that! I've been in that situation before matter of fact-it's kinda like when two friends get a divorce, you think you can be friends with both of them since you became friends with BOTH of them, but man o man, they just cannot accept that you aren't part of their war, so you know what happens? They BOTH attack you and you don't end up being friends with either.

Balance is Gone. People cannot think outside of the box of the little war/agenda that they are in. Our nation is falling to pieces before our eyes, but our politicians fight over the scraps because all they care about is their party and career. SPiritually we are all but destroyed but men still busy themselves arguing about theology and gossiping about each other. We're like Nero fiddling while Rome burns.

We lack discernment, we lack a love for the truth instead of our egos

The Gospel itself is a story that is so full of HORROR and WONDER that it is paradoxical. The cross is gruesome, and heartbreaking and tragic-yet powerful and liberating and wondrous! The resurrection is glorious and relieving and victorious, but the three days before it full of fear and despair. The Gospel is the basis for our faith, and it is a mixture of mercy and truth. It isn't contradictory...is isn't two different Gospels, it's the WHOLE Gospel plus or minus nothing.

Some SHUN conviction and want entertainment while others shun joy and long for condemnation and both are equally foolish and the only answer is to repent, reject your lame, inflated opinion and follow after the SPIRIT OF GOD.

No program is gonna save you. No human teacher is gonna give you perfect doctrine. No discipline is going to stop your flesh from acting the fool. It is the SPIRIT of God that we need plus or minus NOTHING.

I am NOT impressed with the charisma of a preacher/teacher, I am not impressed with the program, the personality, the talents, the number, the technology, the book sales, the beautiful music. The world has ALL of these things. I am not impressed. WHat we need is the HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD. and if our CHurches full of hypocrisy, ego, sin, entertainment AND condemnation are going to claim that we have not left the leading of the SPirit behind somewhere, I think we need to do some serious self-examination.

From the divisions and schisms in the body, to the flagrant sin, to the pharisaical leaving of our first love-all of this was predicted about us in the New Testament. Wake up!

Now get this and dont mesage or call me and try to see if im part of ur movement because im not part of anybody;s movement. I wanne be part of the movement of the Holy Ghost.

If you are so arrogant that you think the hope for revival is in "Our" Churches....THAT is exactly the problem. WIth our disgusting attitudes, I would look to hope towards some broken-hearted person in the loneliness of their own life to begin praying for revival then I would envision that our self-righteous, pontificating is going to bear fruit.

I find this ridiculous attitude in all of us-including myself, like some kind of disease. This attitude like no one else "Gets it" but "we" do, right? SOmeone may even be reading tis and thinking ahhh, he's finally getting it! No. No. No. No. if thatz how ur thinking than you think YOU lready have the big secret. But if we are so enightened s we think we are, then what is God doing in our lives? What fruit of the Spirit is abounding in your life? WHo is coming to know CHrist because of me today? Am I filled with the Spirit?

God's Word says I am supposed to be, yet most of the time I cannot seem to answer that question. Please don't get some kind of agenda out of reading this. Just turn your computer off and pray. That's what I gotta do.

Lord Jesus. Please. do what ONLY You can do. Please fill us with Your Spirit and set us straight. Thank You Lord Jesus Christ that YOU are the same yesterday, today and forever. Amen.