A Voice in the Wilderness

john-baptistAs I was in prayer this Sunday morning, I felt the Lord gave me this verse for our current situation in America.

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the LORD; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God.” – Isa. 40:3

Does anyone doubt that we are in a ‘wilderness’? A wilderness of lies. One where Christian conservative values are outlawed? One where the Republicans, who claim to support conservative values, fail to oust Rep. Liz Cheney from her Leadership position even after she voted to impeach President Trump? (Cheney is the Chair of the House Republican Conference.) No wonder that abortion is still legal, when all the Democrats and at least half the Republicans are for it! It is as David said in the Psalms. 

For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; Their inward part is destruction; Their throat is an open tomb; They flatter with their tongue. Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, For they have rebelled against You.” – Psalm 5:9, 10

Alexandria_Ocasio_Cortez_wild_eyesA wilderness where the media plays up Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim of being threatened with her life by the U.S. Capital rioters on January 6th, laying the blame on President Trump, while the truth is, she was in another building altogether and was not in any danger! The left’s agenda is to overthrow the United States Republic and make it into a Socialist state and they will use any lie to further that agenda! If you doubt this assessment, take a  look at who Joe Biden is appointing to his administration. I could highlight many but, one will do. Biden appointed Jalina Porter as State Department spokesman Ned Price’s deputy despite her entire lack of qualifications. But a look into her past social media posts finds a number of radical posts, at least one of which attacks police in a post filled with lies. 

These Democrat Communists need to shut down the police and replace them. They have been using ANTIFA and BLM but now they are continuing to load our government with fellow travelers, just as Obama did. I expect Biden’s next goal will to be weaken the U.S. military. The military is already taking a hard line against Christianity and it began under President Obama’s administration – 

“President Obama’s anti-Christian bigotry has now infiltrated all levels of his administration, including the U.S. military where our soldiers are being indoctrinated with a steady diet of anti-Christian hatred. The attacks on Christians are ramping up. Soldiers are being threatened with punishment for donating to any evangelical Christian organizations, which is a flagrant violation of their Constitutional rights.” The Obama administration’s Department of Defense was caught training U.S. troops that Catholics, orthodox Jews, and evangelical Christians are to be considered “religious extremists,” even equating the major religions representing more than half of Americans with truly violent groups such as al-Qaeda, the Ku Klux Klan, and Hamas. 

Joe Biden’s immigration policy is designed to further hurt the U.S. economy and U.S. citizens. Joe Biden’s immigration policy will release 12,000 dangerous criminals a month into our communities, according to Trump advisor Stephen Miller. All this is being done right under most American’s eyes as the Alphabet Media (ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, etc.) turn a blind eye to it. This says nothing of Biden’s plan to destroy 80% of America’s energy production

Why should we as Christians be concerned with these things, you might ask? First, they are removing God from our society! Second, they are removing freedom from our society, freedoms that Jesus died to give us! Third, they are taking away America’s important position of being a ‘light on the hill’ for the world to see what blessings belief in God can bring. They intend to make America as dark as the darkest parts of the world. But, God has a word for them – He is coming to judge the earth!

“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” – Rev. 21:8

Now, this is the desert we are called to be a voice in. We alone have the Good News that there is a Savior who can save us from our sins and thus avert the coming judgment of God. We alone have the message Jesus commanded us to give – “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.” We alone can point out the signs of His soon coming – signs in the earth, signs in the heavens, and signs in society. 

Will you commit to being “a voice crying in the wilderness”?




Remembering Christmas

It’s Christmas time again and the bigger my family grows, the longer Christmas is spread out. It now goes from the 18th. to the 27th. as each family celebrates its own Christmas event. That is how it should be as Christmas is a family event but, it is also a time for the larger extended family to gives thanks to God, who is the author of all things, even bigger families.

then and nowOn the 27th. we will meet at my house for the extended family celebration. There will be lots of visiting, laughing, and sharing of memories, always the blessed memories of those gone home to be with Jesus, the reason for Christmas. Then all the adults, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will gather for the reading of the Christmas story which I will be privileged to read. Then will come the giving of thanks and praise to God for what He has given us, His only Son, Jesus. It will be a blessed time!

Few realize that the first Christmas was a fulfillment of prophesy given long ago. As the first man and woman fell to sin in the Garden of Eden, God Himself pronounced the prophesy against Satan who was in the Serpent.

“And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” – Gen. 3:15

The Devil would have many seeds that would follow his wicked ways, all against God, but the woman would have but One Seed – the Christ. Now this sets in motion that a virgin would conceive the Son of God because women do not have seed, only the man does. But, Isaiah prophesied –

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” – Isa. 7:14

This serpent, the Devil, would bruise the Son’s heel – the Son would be killed on a cross, an instrument of shame. The devil thought he won, only to see victory snatched from his hand as the Son born of a virgin was raised from the dead to live forever more! This battle has continued through out time and it will culminate with a large battle in the heavenlies in which the Devil and his angels will be thrown out of heaven and down to the earth.

Michael defeating Satan war in heaven“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceived the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhibiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.” – Rev. 12:7-12

As we celebrate this Christmas, remember the prophesy it foretells. The heavenly battle is already being waged and we are beginning to see the fall out from it on the earth as Satan’s forces are trying to take out the last stronghold of freedom on the earth through deceit, voter fraud, and ballot stuffing. The devil has even infiltrated the church, lulling much of it into a sleep of blindness. The media is loudly proclaiming Satan’s victory, as if their proclamations could ever change the heavenly outcome. But King David wrote so long ago –

“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” – Psalm 2:1-3

But, the cords they speak of are stronger than the cords of gravity that hold the universe together and God laughs at them –

“He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.” – Psalm 2:4

I feel sorry for Joe Biden, for he is just a pawn in Satan’s war against God. And he will surely go down to defeat in his presidential struggle for God has said –

“till you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.” – Dan. 4:25

and –

“For exaltation comes neither from the east Nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge:
He puts down one, And exalts another.” – Psalm 75:6, 7

I don’t believe God is done with President Trump yet for all the prophets are speaking the same thing, “He will have a second term”. But, now it is Christmas time. A time to remember that God came to earth and got involved with the affairs of mankind and He will do it again! As the Son of God came once to the earth so, He is coming again. Only this time He is not coming as a Baby but, He is coming as the rightful King and
Ruler of this earth.

So, as you celebrate Christmas, remember He is coming back soon and He has a sword with which He will rule the earth and strike down all His enemies. He is coming as Messiah!

The Call to Repent

rioter-over-trumps-electionAs cities across the nation cave in to rioters and anarchists, we as Christians need to be in prayer more than ever before. Scriptures warn us that “But know this, that in the last days perilous (fierce) times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Tim. 3:1-5). Continue reading

Judgment Day is Coming


The Day of Pentecost

Jesus promised us when He ascended to heaven that He would send the Holy Spirit to take His place and He outlined the Holy Spirit’s work as well.

“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.” – John 16:7-11 Continue reading

Stability in the storm

iran clockI have not written for a week or more because I have just been listening and watching events that are happening around the world and in our country. The volume of the reports are almost deafening.

War is simmering in the Mideast and it is apparent that God is holding things in check until His timing is fulfilled. Many have been predicting eminent war there and I have also thought that it must come soon, but God is once again proving that He alone controls the destiny of nations. All anyone can say for sure is ‘watch and pray’ because it could happen at any time!

lightning_capitolThe political climate of western nations is swirling around like hurricanes with tornadoes and volcanoes mixed in to keep the tension high. In America, the political pun-dents are running around like chickens proclaiming the ‘sky is falling’! over every move President Trump makes. They have forgotten, if they ever knew, that it is God who raises up and puts down rulers at His pleasure. I believe one thing is certain – God is using President Trump to restrain control-hungry world leaders and politicians until He is ready to move. In the process the Antichrist kingdom is also forming and its leader may already be on the scene. Remember, in the Bible, God left the Hebrew children in Egyptian bondage until the sin of the nations of Palestine had reached their climax.

“Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. … But in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete. – Gen. 15:13-16

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Israel, Ensign for the nations

God is in control, even of the timing in which events happen, and He moves nations and men like chess pieces to fulfill His purposes. We may not understand all His purposes but one He has made very clear – the nation of Israel will return and eventually say “Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord” as Jesus predicted.

“for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ ” – Matt. 23:39

The wars that are coming in the Mideast serve two purposes: 1) to judge the nations that have opposed God and, 2) to humble Israel and cause her to call upon the Name of The Lord and recognize her Messiah, Jesus.

God always finishes what He begins! He began the nation of Israel with a calling and He will bring them back to fulfill that calling. He also began the Church with a calling. We see it displayed in the Book of Acts and He will bring the Church back to this calling. The latter rainChurch began with Pentecost, which was called the ‘former rain’ of the Holy Spirit, and there is a ‘latter rain’ coming which will conclude the Church age. The Church is not going out as a defeated woman but as a victorious Bride by the power of the Holy Spirit! Remember, when the Church began it was full of Jewish believers and that is the way it will be at the end as well. The One New Man will be complete!

“having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,” – Eph. 2:15

However, Jesus Himself predicted many would leave the faith before He comes. He said –

“…  when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth? – Luke 18:8

Paul predicted there would a great falling away before the Lord came back –

“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition (Antichrist)” – 2 Thes. 2:3

The present church is full of wheat and tares, the true and the false, and it appears the tares will outnumber the wheat. Paul warned the reason this happens is because of the truth. Many loved the world and its unrighteousness more than the truth of God –

“and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thes. 2:10-12

This is a hard saying and not many preachers want to preach it. They love the numbers and tithes more than the truth. And it is important to realize this is not speaking of some humanist or politically correct truth but of the truth that God proclaimed in the Bible. Jesus claimed this and you cannot be related to Him without agreeing –

“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” – John 14:6

Not many ways to God – only One. Christianity is not a co-regency of authority. It is the only way to eternal life. It has love for all but, it cannot co-exist with all. Because of its love and concern, it must strive to save all by showing the true path to God – Jesus Christ.


hand-on-wall“While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave the command to bring the gold and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from the temple which had been in Jerusalem, that the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines might drink from them. Then they brought the gold vessels that had been taken from the temple of the house of God which had been in Jerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines drank from them. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone. In the same hour the fingers of a man’s hand appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on the plaster of the wall of the king’s palace; and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. … And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.” – Daniel 5:2-28

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