As I watched the first Presidential debate, I was greatly disappointed. I was disappointed in the moderator’s style, who felt he had to inject his opinions before each question, and at his choice of questions. I was disappointed at the former Vice President’s seeming lack of ability to answer the questions truthfully (questions to which I knew the answer from his previous answers and actions), or completely skirting the question. And I was disappointed in President Trump’s failure to remain calm and answer the question by clearly listing the things I know he has done. I’ve seen a listing of things he has done in his first term and it is long and impressive. Perhaps it was more the moderator’s fault for not asking the right questions but, I felt the debate failed in its objective to bring out the truth. Because, as Jesus said – Continue reading
God has a word specifically to small churches and home churches. It is found in Revelation chapter three, verses 7 through 13, and is known as the letter to the Philadelphia Church.
“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write, ‘These things says He who is holy, He who is true, “He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens”. I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; “ – Rev. 3:7, 8 Continue reading
Woe to us! Another political election is nearing! As if we do not hear enough lies and disinformation from the news media already, now it is amplified by all the political maneuvering of Democrats and Republicans as they try to tell the most believable lies to the people to get their votes – lies which history proves they have no intention of keeping!
For example, immigration is portrayed as caring for poor Hispanic immigrants just looking for work when the closer truth is they are looking for a government handout. For every one worker there are a dozen welfare leaches (free medical care, free schooling, free social security benefits, etc.). The truth for the Democrats is they represent potential voters and the promise of eliminating the Republican Party as any kind of future rival. For the Republicans, they represent cheap work for the big business Republican mega-donors who care more about their pocketbooks than they do about the country. For those with socialist communistic values, like Barak Obama, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, they represent a source of social unrest to further their agenda of bringing this country down. The real truth is, few really care about the individual immigrant or they would tell them to obey civil law and God’s law – “If a man will not work, let him not eat” or “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.”
The Al Sharpton’s and Jesse Jackson’s of this country have made an industry of portraying illegals and blacks as downtrodden, such as the Ferguson “Gentle Giant”, by the powerful and rich when the truth is – they were often just law breakers! This inevitably is shown to be a Republican fault for being racist. But, the truth is – it was Republicans that fought and died in the Civil War to eliminate slavery in this country while Democrats fought to maintain it. And it was Republicans who passed the Civil Rights Bill, while Democrats fought against it! Yet somehow the socialistic news media always seems to paint it as the conservative Republican’s fault.
The Bible, which is the word of God, forecasts this as happening–
None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. – Isaiah 59:4
“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 59:15
So how was this condition allowed? I believe there are several answers to this question:
- We have left the standard of truth and can no longer recognize it.“For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.” (John 1:17) The Common Law, upon which our laws used to be based relied heavily on the law handed down by God to Moses, but we have gradually forsaken and denied it and we have certainly expunged any influence Jesus had in our country’s public life.
- Our Churches were given the responsibility to purvey truth but they have failed, resulting in the gradual loss of freedom in our country. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32) Contrary to current socialistic thought, our freedom did not come because of our intellect or other abilities but solely through our faith in Jesus who is the truth. Forsake Him and you forsake freedom!
- Many of our Churches have followed the script of politicians and lied to their members about what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ. “But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:23,24) God desires those who will worship Him in Spirit and truth. He is not interested in having politicians speak from His pulpits promising welfare to those who vote for them! He is not interested in pseudo pastors giving His people a message to make them comfortable when they are living in sin! He desires His Spirit to have full access to His people and He wants His word, all of it, preached because that is the only truth that will set His people free! True worship is more than singing, dancing, or waving your hands around – it is obeying God.
- The public schools and many Churches have taught for several generations that the government is our provider, when God says differently – “And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. (Deuteronomy 8:18) They have confused God’s charity with government welfare. If you really want to know the difference read the story of Joseph in Egypt. God used government handouts to enslave the people of Egypt. That is always the way of welfare, it will enslave you in the end! On the other hand, the Hebrew people who trusted in God, were not enslaved! They received God’s charity.
We are entering the time when truth and justice will have eternal consequences for your life. The great deceiver of the ages is about to emerge on the scene and the spirit that drives him is already at work and those who do not love the truth will face eternal consequences –
“And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. … That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thessalonians 2:10, 12
The false church is here, delighting in her fornication (adultery with the world) and it is not telling the truth of what it takes to follow Jesus the Messiah –
“He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” – 1 John 2:4
God has given us the way to salvation, but we must choose to take it – repentance and obedience to His commandments. In true repentance, the shed blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God, will cleanse us but then we must walk in obedience – repenting every time we fail.
Isaiah declares something we need to think about in our day.
“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!” – Isa. 5:20
Why does he say “Woe” to them? Because he knows the Fear of the Lord. He goes on to describe their fate –
“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.” – Isa. 5:24 Continue reading
While our attention is being drawn to wearing masks and social distancing and upcoming vaccines, there is a much closer sign of the Lord’s return about to happen – the rebuilding of the 3rd Temple in Israel. The groundwork for which is being laid right now. The moving of the American Embassy to Jerusalem and President Trump’s declaration that Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel has far reaching implications; not just that Continue reading
As riots and burning of buildings sweep the land and as fears of a renewed outbreak of the Covid19 virus abound, I want to remind you of the word of the Lord –
“But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.” – Isa. 43:1
Now you might ask but, wasn’t this is a promise to Israel? To which I would answer, Yes, but remember our forefathers founded this country on the Biblical promises given to Israel. And Paul writes in the New Testament – Continue reading
I wrote this article three years ago but, I feel that I needed to repeat it once again. The Globalists and Leftists in Congress and the country have tried to bring down President Trump with false Russia accusations, false Covid19 response accusations, and many other false stories. They are using the George Floyd death to stir racial riots and calling for the defunding of the police; all while they riot, burn, and destroy monuments, and take over parts of our cities. And the complacent news media and Democrat politicians spur them on. But, it is all lies. Their real motive is hatred of God and the Republic of the United States, which was founded on godly principles. We find ourselves in the same condition as ancient Israel did when the prophet Hosea wrote –
“There is no truth or mercy Or knowledge of God in the land.” – Hosea 4:1
We are in a battle; one that only Christians can win so, I will repeat this article. Continue reading
When I was in the Navy, I had a friend on the ship I served on who became a Catholic and I used to argue with him about the Catholic faith. One day I asked him why he became a Catholic. His answer startled me. He said, “I don’t know if it is correct or not but, it is a good insurance policy.” Now, I don’t know if you are a Catholic, Protestant, Pentecostal, or Charismatic, I hope your reason for being that is based on more than just having an insurance policy because God doesn’t sell insurance. God doesn’t invite you into a Religion and God doesn’t have any grandchildren, He only has children. You are called to meet His Son, Jesus the Christ, and to have a relationship with Him. Paul wrote – Continue reading
Our country is under siege as rioters and looters burn and rob in major cities across the land. The Apostle Paul warned about such as he wrote to the Thessalonian Church. He said people would give in to “unrighteous deception” because they did not “love the truth” that they may be saved. King David also wrote about these people.
Let them not rejoice over me who are wrongfully my enemies; Nor let them wink with the eye who hate me without a cause. For they do not speak peace, But they devise deceitful matters Against the quiet ones in the land. They also opened their mouth wide against me, And said, “Aha, aha! Our eyes have seen it.” This You have seen, O LORD; Do not keep silence. O Lord, do not be far from me. – Psalm 35:19-22
The news media and left-wing politicians would have us believe all this rioting is because of ‘racism’ or some other inequity but, it is not. These riots have been planned for over two years and they were just waiting for a ‘trigger‘ such as Floyd to set them off. Don’t you wonder how these riots could erupt spontaneously in so many cities? Don’t you wonder how political leaders who shut down the economy with draconian lock down orders and then suddenly forgot all about their ‘stay at home’ orders and invited protesters into their cities? Don’t you wonder about the mayors and governors that joined with the marchers demanding the abolishing of the police departments? Don’t you wonder about the fact that these rioters and protesters are mostly young kids, some still in high school? I am going to include a video that explains these questions clearly –
Overlooking the commercials at the end of this video, the undercover journalism into these radical groups is revealing. Another question is “Where do these groups get their funding”? After all, it costs money to get the sophisticated communication gear they use and it costs money to transport the protesters all over the country and feed them as they prepare and train. The answer is a cadre of globalists from both inside and outside the country. Countries like China and the EU and billionaires like George Soros, Rockefeller, and Bill Gates are among those who donate, plus many Hollywood celebrities as well as left-wing political leaders. This is a well organized army prepared to do whatever it takes to bring this country down. So what can we do? First, we need to know who is our real enemy and the word of God tells us who that is.
“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. 6:12
Our enemy is Satan, his principalities and powers, and the rulers of the darkness of this age. Second, we need to know how to defeat him and his followers. Again, the word of God gives us the answer –
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” – Rev. 12:11
King David said, “He will repay my enemies for their evil. Cut them off in Your truth.” – Psalm 54:5
“These are the things you shall do: Speak each man the truth to his neighbor;
Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace;” – Zech. 8:16
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32
The blood Jesus shed for us on the cross, when coupled with our testimony of its personal application in our own lives activates the overcoming power of God on our behalf and the devil can’t stand against it. Especially when it is so real to us that we can stake our very lives on its power! Those we stand against are under the direction of demons and Jesus gave us the authority to cast out demons, bind the strong man and rob his house! All we have to do is start believing and being who God called us to be. We also have been given His Holy Spirit to lead us and empower us to do His will. But, remember, Scripture says the Holy Spirit is given to those who obey Him. So, if you want more of the Holy Spirit in your life, start obeying what He has already told you to do. Another weapon we have been given is TRUTH. It is found in God’s word. Study it, live it, and speak it. Proclaim it because God’s word will not return void. When Jesus was tempted by the devil, Jesus answered him with the word of God, and the devil fled!
God has given us heavenly armor that will overcome the enemy but, we have to put it on and use it – “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit” (Eph. 6:13). Then we need to actively obey the leading of the Holy Spirit.
We have an election soon coming and it is also our chance to speak the truth and confound those who are against us, but we have to vote, vote for truth and those who speak the truth, and I don’t believe you will find any Democrat liberals or leftists on that list!
As we near the end of the age, Scripture warns ‘that all hell will break loose’ and I mean that literally. Satan knows his time is growing short so he is releasing his forces led and inspired by demons to oppose God and His plans. So, you who are Christians – know that you are in his sights but this is your and my hour to shine in the darkness, to know the truth and proclaim it. Expose the darkness with the light of God’s truth and take comfort in these words –
“Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” – 2 Tim. 2:19
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,” 1 Tim. 4:1
In 2019 at the State of the Union address, President Trump said – “To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother’s womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth – all children – born and unborn – are made in the holy image of God.” Continue reading