Fatherhood, blessing or curse?

US money funds Wuhan labThe so-called pandemic, which is largely hype, has had many long lasting effects on American life. There is the war on small business, (while large corporations who were favorable to the globalist ideals were allowed to remain open), the shutdown of the economy (which under President Trump was booming), the lockdown of individual’s right to freely assemble (and the shut down of America’s churches), and the shutdown of normal election procedures (mainly the increase in mail-in ballots which were largely fraudulent), and the shutdown of American schools. Now that an illegitimate political party has taken power in Washington D.C., they are moving fast to move America from being the Republic founded on Biblical principles it was created as to becoming a Socialist- Communist country.

critical race theoryBiden’s first executive order was to rescind President Trump’s executive order 13950, which barred the Marxist invented critical race theory in federal training and his executive order 13958, which created the 1776 Commission which sought to move U.S. education away from the radical ‘white-supremacy’ agenda. Now, Biden’s administration is seeking to invest $6 billion to Woke Education including critical race theory and ‘action civics’ which will train leftist political activists. Democrats not only want destroy our immigration policies and our economy but they also want to brain wash our children! Critical Race Theory is a Marxist idea that Democracy doesn’t matter because it emphasizes the individual when only the interests of the group are important, such as blackness over whiteness. It uses racial tensions and divisions to create turmoil. It uses this concept to destroy the current democratic system so it can install a Communist system. But, where can we find a Communist system in which individuals have any rights?

As a retired educator and a retired pastor, I have to not only sound an alarm but, also blame a sleeping church for these failures. The Church has failed to teach the scriptural mandates on family and child raising. It needs to hear once again the final prophesy of the prophet Malachi –

“Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” – Mal. 4:4-6

God has not forgotten His 10 Commandments which He gave Moses on Mt. Horeb and He expects society to remember them also. When a corrupt Supreme Court removed them from the schools, every Christian parent should have removed their children from those schools as well! Or replaced the Court! The Day of the Lord is coming but, before that day God is going to send Elijah, or someone in the spirit of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children. That means to remind fathers of their responsibility to train their children in the ways of the Lord. God commanded –

“And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.” – Deut. 6:6, 7

“Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren,” – Deut. 4:9

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” – Prov. 22:6

God gave the primary responsibility to the fathers, not the wives and certainly not the public schools! If you must have your children in the public schools then you had better be involved in what they are teaching them. And if they are teaching homosexuality or transgenderism or socialism or Wokism  or other un-truths, you had better let your voice of opposition be heard and if they won’t listen then remove your children. One day you are going to have to stand before a righteous God as your judge and give an account of how you raised your children and you won’t be able to blame the public schools for false teaching then. And God is also going to hold pastors accountable for not teaching these things! And also, don’t depend on your church to train your children, it is not their responsibility, it is yours.

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As a father of 8 children, 29 grand children, and 10 great grand children, I know what an awesome responsibility this is and how often we fathers fail. But, we can repent and ask God for strength to fulfill His commands if we know them. The greatest help we have is the Word of God in which God’s expectations are clearly laid out for us to follow. And they must be followed first before government’s mandates, societies demands, or even our own will. God’s will must come first.

As the Lord was going to Sodom to see if the reports of it’s wickedness were true e spoke these words –

“Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? “For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.” – Gen. 18:17-19

In other words, Abraham won the favor of the Lord because he would train his children in the way of the Lord. The same applies to us men today. God cares about the children. God even stops hearing our prayers over our treatment of the marriage vows, and why?

“And this is the second thing you do: You cover the altar of the LORD with tears, With weeping and crying; So He does not regard the offering anymore, Nor receive it with goodwill from your hands. Yet you say, “For what reason?” Because the LORD has been witness Between you and the wife of your youth With whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion And your wife by covenant. But did He not make them one Having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth. “For the LORD God of Israel says That He hates divorce, For it covers one’s garment with violence,” Says the LORD of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, That you do not deal treacherously.” – Mal. 2:13-16

Because when a man and a woman are joined in marriage, they produce godly offspring, and God loves children. Everything about marriage is sacred to God and in fact He enters into a covenant with each marriage. Perhaps that is why our country is having so much trouble right now, we have belittled marriage and counted it as just a fulfillment of our sexual desires. No nation is any stronger than it’s families!

I hope we will repent and turn back before it is too late, before Elijah comes and strikes the earth with a curse!

It’s Time to be Who God Says We Are!

congress-equality-billAs we consider the warfare that is arrayed against us, it is possible to want to give up. A pandemic has been released upon us, which is very possibly a manmade virus made by those who want to rule the world. Made by those who think nothing of sacrificing hundreds of thousands of human lives just to achieve their globalist goals, in fact they openly talk of reducing the world population. Then there are those corporations and medical giants who are willing to use this virus to make millions at other’s expense. They say this virus was produced naturally but they patent it, which is illegal to Patten a naturally occurring virus. A large portion of the news media has also bought into the globalist agenda and they cancel any news that reveals a truth other than what they are pushing. There is no freedom of thought or speech in the so-called ‘free-press’. We also have a socialist leaning government that is pushing socialist-communist rules and laws on us; slowly eroding our Constitutional rights. They are using the current pandemic and fear to shut down churches, schools, and the freedom to assemble and forcing us to become faceless non-entities by wearing masks. And many are submitting to these un-American ideas. But, the greatest danger is a Church that has forgotten who it is.

learning the truthIt was basically the American Church that provided the impedance behind our original revolutionary fight for freedom. They preached the doctrine proclaimed in the Holy Scripturas –

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” – Gal. 5:1

And a remnant of Americans took them seriously, shouting “There is no liberty in tyranny!” The pastors then reminded the Christians who they were.

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” – Eph. 2:4-7

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For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.” – Phil. 3:20, 21

1585350762-j__adamsThey were reminded that their true citizenship is in heaven and that they were to have liberty here on earth! But, they had to fight for it – to stand fast in that liberty which was already won for them by Jesus Christ! As their salvation was for individuals, so their government should be a government of the people, not some rulers sitting in high offices. Their leaders were to be servants of the people, answerable to them! And they only have to answer to God alone. That is why we must vigorously demand fraudulent free elections!

God has a calling for every single person that walks on this earth and He has a plan for their life and it was written before they were born –

“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;  Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.” – Psalm 139:13-16

That is why Paul writes to the Ephesians –

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” – Eph. 2:10

So, when governments order churches to be shut down but, allow corporations such as Walmart to remain open – Christians should respond with the Scripture that says –

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Heb. 10:24, 25

When they say “Don’t sing or worship” I will say with David –

“I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.” – Psalm 22:22

It is time Church to rise up and declare who you are in the Lord! The Holy Spirit is about to poured out in the Latter Rain on those who are faithful and who are asking for it. We don’t have much time left to save our country because as David proclaimed –

“If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?” – Psalm 11:3

Drag_queen_story_timeI for one will no longer recognize a government that calls evil good and good evil. When they want to tear down the Ten Commandments and Crosses just to please atheists, I say NO! Atheists did not fight and die to win this country’s freedom from England’s tyranny – Christians did! When LGBTQ proponents take over the rainbow symbol and demand laws that force Christians to recognize them – I say NO! The rainbow is a symbol of God’s promise to Noah to never again flood the entire earth and Holy Scriptures call that lifestyle an abomination and unless they repent, they are all going to hell! I want to tell them the truth to save their souls. When transgender proponents want to change the sex of little children, or abortion proponents want to murder little babies in the womb – I say they are fighting against God Almighty and they cannot win! I call them fools!

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.” – Psalm 14:1

Christians are yet the majority in this land so, I say rise up Christians and declare who God says you are – Victorious in Him!

A Message to the Church

House churchOur church meets for prayer each Tuesday and Friday nights, prayer for each other, the Church, and the nation. This past Tuesday night a sister shared with tears a dream she had (I don’t think she will mind me sharing parts of it.), a dream about the American Church. She saw the minister up front and the choir and the people sitting in the pews. While the preacher was preaching and while the choir was singing, most of the people were just sitting there, not entering in. The expressions on their faces was like “Ho Hum, more of the same”. They were uninterested. And then she heard the Lord say, “My people have rejected Me and there is no fear of God among them.”

So many in the Church have equated their Christianity with infant baptism or church membership, being baptized and giving their tithes faithfully. Or maybe just going to Easter or Christmas services once a year and so many pastors don’t challenge them to anything more. But, this is not true Christianity and I wonder if they have ever heard the true Gospel. It is written in the Book of Hebrews –

Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come—In the volume of the book it is written of Me— To do Your will, O God.’ ” – Heb. 10:5-7

“In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin you had no pleasure”, in other words God is not satisfied with with mere church membership, with giving a little of oneself, with one hour a week attendance! He wants our whole heart. When Jesus came, He said God prepared a body for Him. Folks, you and I are that body! All those who claim the title of Christian are that body. And it was never to be a ‘lacksidaysical’, uninterested, spectator body! Jesus said He came to do the Father’s will — that means you and I, His body, are to do His will as well.

The Apostle Paul wrote, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.” and “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” (Rom. 1:16).  Every pastor who does not preach the cross of Jesus Christ is not preaching the the gospel of Christ! Jesus says to everyone who follows Him, “come, take up the cross, and follow Me.”

Scripture declares that in this gospel of Christ “the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, ‘The just shall live by faith.'” (Rom. 1:17). Now also contained in this gospel is the message about the wrath of God.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.” – Rom. 1:18, 19

Pelosi rules the HouseThat means every time Congress attempts to pass laws that will take away our freedom, such as HR1, which will greatly limit our freedom of speech guaranteed by the 1st. Amendment, or the so-called Equality Act (HR5), which will stop us from proclaiming what Scripture has to say about homosexuality and take away women’s rights to use separate bathrooms, the pastors and the church must vigorously speak against it! This Scripture in Galatians is also part of the gospel of Christ –

“Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” – Gal. 5:1

Biden_ObamaJoe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and many others who promote abortion are going against God’s 6th. Commandment, “Thou shall not murder!” and they should be made to publicly repent, and that includes all those other Christians who voted for them! Also, the 7th. commandment is broken by many in the Church, “Thou shall not commit adultery.” These and many more are also part of the gospel of Christ that is failed to be preached in many churches. It is no wonder the church is weak and cannot stand against the wickedness that is sweeping over our land! In the New Testament, Paul rebuked such people and turned them over to Satan, excluding them from fellowship until they repented!

We have been given many signs in the heavens and on the earth ever since 2010 warning us about the soon coming of the Lord. God has warned that judgment will begin in the Church and many prophetic voices are now speaking of just this. It is time to take note of these things. Pastors, I call you to preach the entire Word of God; don’t worry about being politically correct because God isn’t. Don’t worry about losing church members, better to have a few faithful than to have many lukewarm members. Paul says many church members are going to perish because they did not receive the love of the truth. (2 Thes. 2:10). To the church members that are comfortable and willing to let the pastor do the work, I remind you of what Jesus did to the fig tree that had no fruit — He cursed it! Remember that you are a disciple and Jesus gave the great commission to you –

“And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. – Matt. 28:18-20

In other words, we the body of Christ are to be doing all that He taught the original disciples. I pray you will ask God to help you do just that.

A Warning for Joe Biden

Joe Biden has set in the Presidential Office for three months now and while in prayer this morning I felt the Lord directed me to verses in 2 Kings about King Manasseh –

“he did much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger. . . . Moreover Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, till he had filled Jerusalem (Washington D.C.) from one end to another, besides his sin by which he made Judah (America) sin, in doing evil in the sight of the LORD.” – 2 Kings 21:67-16 (italics added)

Biden moved immediately to reinstate Planned Parenthood funding that had been cut off by President Trump. And he signed a presidential memorandum to reverse restrictions on abortion access domestically and abroad imposed and expanded by the Trump administration. He said this memorandum will “reverse my predecessor’s attack on women’s health access,” Biden’s move fulfilled a campaign promise to rescind the so-called Mexico City Policy, a ban on US government funding for foreign nonprofits that perform or promote abortions. So Joe Biden equates “women’s health access” with having abortions! When I consider the guilt and shame women who have had an abortion go through, I wonder who he is protecting, certainly not the innocent child that is aborted, or the woman who has suffered the abortion. The only ones protected are the abortion industries who are making millions of dollars and the immoral men who caused the pregnancies in the first place! Perhaps the full impact of what Biden has done can best be explained by a Catholic Priest in the following video –

This wicked practice of abortion is right out of the Devil’s handbook and it is soundly condemned in Holy Scripture. All who do it are murderers and all who vote for those who promote it are complicit in the murders! They cannot even be called Christians and God has only one answer for them – repent or be cast into hell.

Fortunately for us there is one place of hope for those who are guilty of this sin. Jesus died on the cross for such sinners. His blood was shed in place of ours, IF we repent and receive Him as our Savior. But to repent is more than just feeling sorry, we must forsake the sin and turn away from it and follow Jesus into a new life.

Satan knows his final end, the Lake of Fire in hell for all eternity and Satan wants to take as many of us with him as he can. So he will blind people from the truth and give them a momentary enjoyment of the sin but it is only momentary because sin eventually always has a negative consequence.

I don’t know if Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, or Nancy Pelosi have gone too far against God’s principles to be saved or not, wicked King Manasseh had gone too far. And God pronounced judgment on him and all those who followed him –

“therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘Behold, I am bringing such calamity upon Jerusalem  (Washington D.C.) and Judah (America), that whoever hears of it, both his ears will tingle. ‘And I will stretch over Jerusalem (Washington D.C.) the measuring line of Samaria and the plummet of the house of Ahab; I will wipe Jerusalem (Washington D.C.) as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.” – 2 Kings 21:12, 13 (italics mine)

I pray for them, that God will give them dreams, visions, or even nightmares to alert them to the danger they are in before it is too late. Or maybe they will read this article or listen to this priest and see the light.

Please join me in this prayer.

The Final Rain Begins

I have been writing about the Feast of Passover recently because it is soon to come on March 27-28. Passover is the beginning of God’s plan to save us as we apply the blood of the Lamb to our the door posts of our heart. But, it represents much more as it symbolizes our deliverance from the bondage of slavery as well. Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin (John 8:34). What bondage are you under? In that first Passover, as the Hebrew children left Egypt, they were heading toward the Promised Land where God had promised them –

“And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, ‘then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.” – Deut. 11:13, 14

And as long as they followed God’s commandments they were prosperous receiving both the early and the latter rain for their harvests. God also gave them 7 Feasts to remember His promises: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Pentecost, Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles each of which reminded them of God’s Plan of Redemption. Three of these Feasts were harvest feasts: First Fruits marked the Barley harvest, Pentecost marked the Wheat harvest, and Tabernacles marked the Fruit harvest. The former rains came during the Barley and Wheat harvest and the latter rain came before the final Fruit harvest. These Feast days were also very prophetic in nature predicting the comings of the Christ both in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. The final harvest is on display in the final book of the Bible, Revelations. They show the way to live in God’s will for mankind. God spoke about these ‘rains’ of His Holy Spirit through His prophet Joel –

“Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully (Strong’s moderately), and He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” – Joel 2:23

Now God had already told Moses and Aaron that the ‘first month’ was to be the month of Nisan, the month in which they left the bondage of Egypt –

“Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month (Nisan) shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.” – Exo. 12:1, 2

The first Passover was held on the 14th of this first month. This is the month that the latter rain will begin. And we are to be praying for it just as those first Passover participants were praying for their deliverance from bondage of slavery. The prophet Zechariah tells us –

“Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.” – Zech. 10:1

As you celebrate Passover this year, pray for the latter rain to begin, in fact it may have already begun as the following video shows –

And this outpouring of the latter rain is beginning in California, a place of wickedness and bondage not unlike Egypt must have been for the Hebrews. But, it is going to spread throughout the nation and the world. It is preparing us for the final harvest when Jesus returns to gather His Bride and judge the world.

So let each one of us prepare our hearts to be filled with the Holy Spirit and be a part of this final revival.

Time to Chose Who You are For

books of heavenAmerica is teetering upon the edge of the abyss because America is denying the truth. As the Apostle Paul wrote, the spirit of lawlessness has come and has infected America’s leadership, her colleges, her corporations and even some of her churches.

“For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way. Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming. This man will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.” – 2 Thes. 2:7-12

socialism is the answerThere is a man of lawlessness that is coming, Paul calls him the ‘man of sin’ later but, meanwhile the spirit of lawlessness is preparing the ground for him by perverting the truth, by that Paul means God’s truth. By the use of every deception he will do this such as the concept of Separation of Church and State’, which is not in our Constitution by which this spirit removed God from schools (perverting our children) and from the public square (essentially putting God in a box). It reversed God’s standards for the family by removing fatherhood in government welfare programs and by getting government to pass no-fault divorce laws. It then taught the children, who were basically homeless, the false promises of socialism and communism, and fostered the idea of gangs to take the place of the family. It then promoted the idea of children’s rights to remove any parental say in their own children’s lives, such as in abortions or gender transformation. It used Hollywood to glamorize the decadent lifestyles and  government to pay off the parents for surrendering their rights by school consolidations and taxes. Anything to distract the parents and churches from what was really happening. It was able to do this because, as Paul forecast, “ because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth”.

Pelosi on the war pathThe deception has now reached the level where the followers of this spirit of lawlessness can pass a bill like the Equality Act that on it’s surface purports to make everyone equal but which does none of this. Instead it redefines God’s standards of Creation of man, making them male and female, saying that God didn’t know what He was doing and there are many genders! It further denies those who believe God from having that belief with threatened cancelation and fines. It also attacks women’s rights to engage in solely female sports by allowing men who claim to be female to also compete. It does away with modesty as men can now use female restrooms and showers as well. And the Democrat Party is so deceived by this spirit of lawlessness that they go along with such laws to a man! Then there is the HR1 law that is suppose to take care of voting inequities but does none of this. Instead it threatens the 1st Amendment rights of every American and contrary to the Constitution removes States Rights by putting voting solely under the Federal Government. Plus many more inequities. Now the Oregon Department of Education has sent it’s guidance on A Pathway to Equitable Math to state math teachers on ‘dismantling white supremacy in math classrooms’. saying teachers should no longer focus on getting the right answer or showing your work! So, I guess 2+2 no longer equal 4? Schools no longer teach the truth because this spirit doesn’t want you to know the truth. Remember Jesus said “I am the truth, the way, and the life!” and that is the las thing this spirit wants you to know!

Dems use Corona to help P;anned ParenthoodThere are so many other areas of falsehoods abounding it is hard to keep up with them. For example, I heard a scientist who worked on the Moderna vaccine say the mRNA molecule doesn’t affect your DNA but, here is an article quoting the Moderna Chief Medical Officer admitting the mRNA altars the DNA! Even the CDC has admitted that wearing a mask does nothing to stop the spread of the Chinese virus. The government has used this virus to shut down our economy and remove our freedoms without reason. Then they use the relief package to give us a little back to cover the kick back payments to their favorite charity groups! People wake up, turn back to the truth – it is found in God’s Word, the Bible. And it doesn’t take away your freedoms either.

I would not want to be in the shoes of those Democrats in Congress that are voting for these anti-God bills or in the shoes of those who voted them into office for Isaiah has a word for them –

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight! Woe to men mighty at drinking wine, Woe to men valiant for mixing intoxicating drink, Who justify the wicked for a bribe, And take away justice from the righteous man! Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, And the flame consumes the chaff, So their root will be as rottenness, And their blossom will ascend like dust; Because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts, And despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.” – Isaiah 5:20-24

The Democrat actions in House, Senate, and Administration is resulting in the spirit of Lawlessness’ desires coming to pass –

“Justice is turned back, And righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, And equity cannot enter. So truth fails, And he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him That there was no justice.” – Isaiah 59:14, 15

Jerry-NadlerBut, don’t think these actions will last for long for the LORD Himself is going to act and “according to their deeds He will repay, fury to His adversaries and recompense to His enemies.” Then Democrat Nadler is going to wish he hadn’t said ‘God’s will is of no concern to this Congress!”

To those who support the Democrat agenda I say: “You have one chance to escape God’s wrath that is coming upon you and that is to repent! Turn around and follow the truth of God’s Word.

The Final Rain of the Holy Spirit

feastdaysaug282017We are approaching the beginning of God’s yearly cycle of Feasts which begins with Passover on March 28th. (actually the evening of March 27th). Modern Judaism has combined the first three feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and First Fruits into one feast which they celebrate as Passover and goes from March 28-April 4. I have written before about Passover and it’s true meaning, if you haven’t read it, I suggest you do. Passover occurs on the 14th day of the First Month of the calendar God gave to the Hebrews which is called Nisan.

Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, “This month (Nisan) shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.” – Exo. 12:1, 2

There were four feasts in the Spring of the year, concluded by Pentecost, and three feasts in the Fall of the year begun by the Feast of Trumpets. I have written about the Feast of Trumpets in The Trumpet is Soon to Blow and many believe this feast prophetically begins the countdown to the Lord’s second coming. The Feast of Trumpets occurs on the first day of the seventh month, Tishri. Modern Judaism celebrates this feast as the New Year because Tishri means ‘the head of the year’ and they have reordered God’s calendar by calling Tishri the 1st. month of the year but, I feel quite sure God doesn’t recognize their reordering. It is still the 7th. month of God’s calendar.

Now my intent with this article is not to reteach about the Feasts of the Lord but, to bring to the forefront a truth these feasts bring forth. All of these feasts were built around the yearly harvest cycle in Israel. The Feast of First Fruits occurred at the Barley harvest, the Feast of Pentecost occurred at the Wheat harvest, and the Feast of Tabernacles occurred at the fruit harvest. Now as the children of Israel left Egypt, God spoke to them about these harvests –

‘And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, ‘then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.” – Deut. 11:13, 14

God repeats this promise again through the prophet Joel –

“Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully (Strong’s moderately), and He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” – Joel 2:23

God promised to give the ‘latter rain’ to fully ripen the last harvest before it was picked and it would not come moderately but in abundance! This is the verse James is referring to in his allusion to the farmer –

“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain.” – James 5:7

So, the latter rain has to do with the final harvest. The prophet of Joel, quoted above, goes on to say –

“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.

And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls.” – Joel 2:28-32

This prophesy has to do with the former and the latter rain. The former rain came at Pentecost as Peter quoted  this prophesy.

“For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath: Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved. ” – Acts 2:15-21

However, the second part of Joel’s prophesy did not occur at Pentecost, it is reserved for the latter rain of the Holy Spirit which will occur shortly ‘Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD’. What events can we expect before this day? Joel prophesied wonders in heavens and signs in the earth beneath. The Sun will be turned into darkness – Eclipses, which we have had in the last 7 years, one which was exclusive to the United States and a third to come in 2024, also only across the United States. And the Moon into blood – the Blood Red Moon Tetrad of 2014-15. and another Blood Red Moon over Jerusalem on July 27, 2018. Occurrences of fire and smoke sounds like volcanos which are greatly increasing now along with earthquakes. These signs have been occurring ever since 2010 beginning with the mass die offs Hosea forecast –

Hear the word of the LORD, You children of Israel, For the LORD brings a charge against the inhabitants of the land: “There is no truth or mercy Or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, Killing and stealing and committing adultery, They break all restraint, with bloodshed upon bloodshed. Therefore the land will mourn; And everyone who dwells there will waste away With the beasts of the field and the birds of the air; Even the fish of the sea will be taken away.” – Hosea 4:1-3

God is warning with signs in heaven and on earth, repent and turn back to Him.

signs in heaven and earth

God is warning us to prepare for the final Harvest, a harvest of souls. And He is going to pour out the Holy Spirit in abundance as the ‘Latter Rain’ falls on us. Just as the ‘former rain’ came during a time of great stress in Israel so the ‘latter rain’ will also come at a time of great stress on the earth! There will be warfare, in the heavens and on the earth as God’s angels enter the battle and Satan’s angels are thrown out of heaven and to the earth. The earth itself will shake with earthquakes and volcanos and Satan’s followers will try hard to defeat those who stand with God to reap the final harvest. But, we will overcome him by the “blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony and we love God more than we love our very lives.” 

latter rainAs we celebrate Passover this year we need to remember, we need an outpouring of the Holy Spirit to prepare for the final wilderness journey and that is exactly what God promises

“Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month.” – Joel 2:23″

Notice, the rain will come in the first month, the month of Nisan and the time of Passover. And remember, we are specifically told to pray for it –

“Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field.” – Zech. 10:1

Continue praying, don’t give up. Remember, on Pentecost, when the former rain came, they had been seeking and praying for 50 days. God will honor His word in due time, don’t give up. He is not going to pour out this latter rain because we are so good, but because we are not so good and we need it for the days ahead!

Advice from a Teacher

pilgrimsThe United States is in a battle for it’s God given destiny to be like a City set on a Hill proclaiming the Glory of God. A recent PEW study found shocking results

“In just ten years the percentage of U.S. adults that identify as Christians dropped by a remarkable 12 percent, Pew found, from to 77 percent to just 65 percent, the lowest point in the nation’s 243-year history.”

This drop is occurring mainly among the young people and it is mainly due to what is being taught to them in the public schools and colleges. The schools began teaching the doctrine of Humanism in the 50’s and 60’s later adding the doctrines of socialism and marxism. Humanism has been declared a religion by the U.S. Supreme Court and it has no place for God in it! 

socialism is the answerI was trained as a teacher in a teacher’s college, U.W. Eau Claire, WI. I have a BS Degree in teaching Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. I have a Master’s Degree from U.W. Stout in Vocational Education Administration. While in college I was taught that Thomas Dewey was an educational hero and it was only several years later that I leaned he was a Communist trained in Russia. His goal was to introduce principles of Marxism into the American educational system by founding teacher’s colleges all over the United States. At first his doctrines were subtle and underhanded but in the last several decades they have become more bold and open in their attacks on Christianity and the American Republic.

country schoolThe country schools were closed down in favor of consolidation. It was sold to the people as a money-saving idea but, in reality it was to gain control to better foster their ideas. The more consolidation, the less control parents had over their children’s curriculum. And it certainly has not saved any money! Soon the entire college system was infected with the humanist philosophy. They used the unproven doctrine of evolution to disprove the teachings of the Bible and mocked anyone holding to Biblical truths as backwards and unscholarly. Humanism, socialism, and communism all replace God with man, but as man can not find answers to his most basic problems they began to make their own gods: gods of popularity, gods of sports, gods of wealth and power. But, in the end these gods cannot answer man’s basic need either so they must begin to invent supernatural gods and they are doing just that now! California’s Proposed “Ethnic Studies” Curriculum Urges Students to Chant to Aztec Deity of Human Sacrifice and Cannibalism – Calls For “Counter-Genocide” Against White Christians.  The Bible warns against these trends –

“Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves” – Rom. 1:22-24

Children in schools across America are worshipping Islam’s Allah, even though they cannot mention the name of Jesus. They are being introduced to the homosexual and  transgender culture even at ages of 5 years old. And most parents are not even aware of it, or they don’t care. Maybe they just look at the schools as a ‘baby-sitting’ convenience while they both work to earn more money! Meanwhile America is being changed, from the ground up. Now it has reached the point where these children have grown up and are in the government making the laws we all must live with. Bills like the Equality Act which glorifies homosexuality and transgenderism making illegal to speak against them, even pastors from the pulpit cannot preach what the Bible says about such lifestyles. Bills like HR1 which will forever change our voting rights and free speech rights under the 1st. Amendment.
 
I have painted a grim picture for you because the news is grim and you would be foolish to ignore it. But, there is good news. God promises a great promise-
 

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” – Mal. 4:5, 6

1585350762-j__adamsThe Day of the Lord is soon upon us but, God promises to send Elijah and his ministry will be to restore the proper relationship between the children and the fathers. The fathers are once more to begin their proper role of teaching their children, not the schools. And what are they to teach? “Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments” (Mal. 4:4). In other words, they are to again teach them the Ten Commandments God gave to Moses. Fathers are to once again be the heads of their families and they are to place God as the head of their house. Rise up men of God and don’t listen to the cancel culture that wants to eliminate the Ten Commandments. If your children’s schools want to teach against God, take your children out of those schools – home school them. You may loose some money but, aren’t your children worth it to you? Isn’t your country worth it to you? Isn’t your God worth it to you?

This may sound like radical advice to you, especially coming from a former teacher but don’t expect your young children to stand against the antichrist forces that you are not willing to stand against! God bless you as you pray about this advice.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who do we battle against?

Minneapolis Rioters Win Friends, we are living in dangerous times because Satan is attacking with all he is worth. His ‘spirit of lawlessness’ is running rampant throughout the earth, and especially in the United States. It is nearly impossible to not be affected by it or to know someone who has been. It is very deceptive. For example, it will infect the Democrat Party then it will encourage conservative Republicans to hate the Democrats but, everyone is an available target for this spirit. We must remember the words of the Apostle Paul –

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” – Eph. 67:12

Democrat garbageI’m not saying it is wrong to point out the terrible sin of abortion, or homosexuality, or lesbianism, or transgenderism or even those who vote for those who do promote them but, I am saying we should pray for them for they have been infected by evil spirits and Paul writes it is not the people we are to war with but the ‘spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places’. Just like the poor soul that is hooked on drugs or alcohol, they are under demonic pressures and don’t even know it. We should pray for them to come to their senses and repent and be healed, not hate them. They are sick and James writes –

“Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. . . . . Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.” – James 5:14-20

These verses are usually used for Christians but their message is also good for non-believers who have seen the errors of their ways. Remember, Scripture says “God is not willing that any should perish!” These Scripturas also contain the message of evangelism that Jesus preached to the lost. See the error of your ways – turn away from them (repent) – confess them as sins – and pray for healing! The simplified version that Jesus said was “Repent for the kingdom of God has come near.”

oil lampWe who believe have the truth, we have the light of life, and we should not hide it under a bushel. We should not be like the Pharisees who knew the truth, saw the evil men committed and shunned them for it, not understanding that they were sick with the Evil One. Jesus also saw them, saw the evil also, but He drove out the demons and healed them bringing them to repentance and the kingdom of God.

So, we, the faithful, should be much in prayer for the wickedness that is upon us but, let come against its source, not the people infected by it. Let us pray for their release and deliverance that they may come to the light and repent.

I have spent my last articles pointing out the wickedness of men and the lawless acts they are doing. I have also referred to the signs God is giving alerting us to the lateness of the hour because I want to warn people that the Lord is soon coming and He is going to judge the wicked (those who choose unrighteousness) and rescue the faithful. I want this message to be to the faithful in the Church to show who we are really fighting against. We have been given authority over demons and all the power of the enemy Satan and we have been given this authority so we can rescue the captives and set them free.

“Then the seventy returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.” And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” – Luke 10:17-20

We have been given the most powerful weapon on earth – the baptism in the Holy Spirit. He is in us and He is greater than he who is in the world so, what have we to fear? We just need to walk in the Spirit.

The True Church

IsaiahThe words of Isaiah have come upon us in the United States –

“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice.” – Isaiah 59:14, 15

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., walks to a news conference as the Democratic-led House is poised to pass a bill that enshrines protections in the nation's labor and civil rights laws for LGBTQ people, a top priority of President Joe Biden, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Many Christians, or at least those who belong to churches claiming to be Christian, need to see what their vote for Democrats or their failure to vote at all, is bringing them! As the Democrats promised to clean up election fraud and the use of so-called Dark Money. They said, “We’re going to have H.R.1 right off the bat,” stated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “This is about cleaner government, so we can reduce the role of big, dark special interest money.” But, instead HR 1 is brought to the floor of the House with all kinds of corruption and limits on the 1st. Amendment. One of the main issues raised by Republicans is the FEC: –

“The bill would allow the sitting president to effectively appoint a majority at the FEC in his party,” explained David Keating, President of the Institute for Free Speech.

In case you are wondering what the FEC is –

“The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency of the United States whose purpose is to enforce campaign finance law in United States federal elections. Created in 1974 through amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act, the commission describes its duties as “to disclose campaign finance information, to enforce the provisions of the law such as the limits and prohibitions on contributions, and to oversee the public funding of Presidential elections.” – Wikipedia

Another issue is the legislative profiting of of so-called dark money even though Pelosi says HR 1 would bring transparency on contributions by large corporations –

“Members of Congress are able to funnel campaign contributions into their personal bank accounts by simply hiring their spouses as campaign consultants,” stated Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-Wis.). “In fact, one high profile member of the body — this body — exploited this loophole to the tune of $2.8 million in the last election cycle.”

By attaching unrelated items to the legislation, Democrats appear to be killing any chance of bipartisan reform when it comes to election spending. Republican lawmakers and other conservatives said they are doing so at the expense of the First Amendment.

“There’s about half of the bill that would restrict speech about campaigns, would restrict speech about members of Congress, would restrict speech about legislation coming up with in Congress,” Keating explained. “It would also get rid of the internet exception where organizations are allowed to speak to the public using websites like YouTube or social media.”

Besides producing the Equality Act, which kills free speech for Christians and removes any protections for women’s rights, killing 100’s of thousands of babies by funding abortion world-wide, virtually killing the United States Energy production industry, opening our borders to any illegals wishing to enter, promising to attack the 2nd. Amendment rights of Americans, now this Administration is unleashing ‘monster’ voting reform bill.

The truth is there is only one political party that can stand against this attack on American freedom and that is the Republican Party. But, the Republican Party is also filled with corruption and those that speak with double-tongues! Therefore, the Republican Party needs to be purged and it appears it may be about to happen. The Republican Party needs to become the party of the people and not the people of the party! The following video shows the beginning of this transformation.

It is time for true Christians to awaken to the battle they are in. I’m not talking to those who are in ‘comfortable churches’ to escape judgment on their personal sin or who are trusting in their infant baptism as an insurance policy against heavens judgment to come, or even to those in evangelical churches who are trusting in ‘old wine skin’ messages and comfortable platitudes. I am talking to those Christians who know something is wrong; wrong with the country and wrong with the church.

There is a new time coming and it is here! A time to return to the anointing the Church had at Pentecost when the message was to get ready for the Kingdom of Heaven. When the message was to win souls at all costs and everyone is involved, not just preachers. When the message was to stand for the truth at any cost! Perhaps the Lord is already showing us what the future Church will look like in places like China and Iran. Persecution doesn’t stop the true Church, they just meet in small groups, sometimes hidden from authorities, but they meet! They don’t let mask mandates and Chinese virus restrictions shut them down. And they devour the Word of God and confess their sins. To them the Lord’s Supper is real and they take it every time they meet. They take the Gospel with themselves into the streets and byways, into the markets and their neighborhoods, and they are ready to share it at every opportunity.

The true Church of Jesus Christ doesn’t have denominations and it is ‘one new man’ having both Jew and Gentile. It is made up of those who know Jesus personally and are filled with the Holy Spirit and love the truth. I invite you to become a member of this Church.