Month: September 2016

Confessions of a screwed up middle aged man: Ten years


As I write this it is the tenth anniversary of the day I started working where I now work. This week is also the tenth year I have lived in the northeast of this nation.
I use to love to work at the place I am employed at. Now, not so much so.
The reason for it is the same. The people.
My informative years were spent all over the mid-west and the west, but the majority of my life I lived in the south. I have seen this nation. I have been to forty-two of the lower forty-eight states. I have seen the beauties of this nation, the wonders, and I have been exposed to a large portion of the people of this nation.
Of all the people, those in the northeast are the most self-absorbed, self-severing, self-centered people I have ever in my life encountered.
It explains to a degree why I came so close to losing my salvation living here.
Yet God still has a purpose for me and even though he placed me through a year of Job to get my head on straight once again. I have learned much living here. I see a cancer that is spreading throughout this nation. A cancer known as lukewarmness.
People go about thinking they are one with God, yet they have no real concept of what is required to honor and give praise to the Creator of the universe.
They have no concept of what is even written within the Bible, for most have never even bothered to read it.
The cancer has it core in this region of the United States because this is the old part of this nation. It all started here two and forty years ago.
I saw some of the symptom elsewhere in the U.S. However here it is the most pronounced I have ever seen. The most visible. The most unashamed to show their lack of caring or understanding. Not only for others but for God.
In my year of Job it was driven home that materialism is something that is taking the place of God all over this once proud nation. People seek to gain their earthly rewards not realizing they are surrendering eternal rewards in the process.
In my ten years I have lived in this culture to selfishness and self-serving it has been a struggle to maintain a grip upon the reality that most have never come to understand or realize. Many mouth their belief in God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ, yet nothing of any substance comes from most. There are those that show an understanding of God, the Bible and even to a degree of the saving grace of Jesus Christ.
Now I know without a question that our sinfulness is a struggle that strives to defeat our faith in God. I know our souls are locked in a corrupt body. However that does not permit or condone the open and unending acceptance of sin within one’s life. It is something I know we all struggle with first hand, but I also believe as long as we with honest effort strive to overcome sin we are still heading toward Christ.
That being said, we cannot have our cake and eat it too. We cannot live in continued and unrepentant sin. This is made clear many times within the Word of God. Yet most about me do just that and have this true belief that they are going to enter into heaven.
It is saddening to see this. When I can, I try to correct what I can, but if they are not receptive what can be done? Nothing, but continue when able to try.
In this last ten years I have seen this nation go down a road I never thought possible, but it is and again I am saddened.
In this last ten years I have come to a point of understanding that when the Rapture does occur, far fewer than I ever imagined will be caught up into heaven. I once imagined millions of Americans vanishing in the blink of an eye. Now I have a hard time seeing that number actually reaching a million. Every day I have doubts I will even make it, but still I strive to accomplish that goal if I am still even alive when that event that signals the beginning of great horrors that are about to befall all of the humanity that is left upon this planet; set off to the side of one of the spirals in the galaxy of the Milky Way which resides nearly by itself in the super cluster called Laniakea.
All I can continue to do is try to honor my Savior and Creator and pray it will be enough, for I seek after that wondrous and glorious reward that lies in the billions of years of eternal life that is yet to be. Praise you Lord God, Praise you Jesus, Amen.

Those who ignore history also ignore God


It has been proven time and again that humans cannot count on other humans or themselves to achieve a new level of enlightenment or evolutionary advancement. Yet still, time and again, humans come to a point that some come to an apex of power and control and feel that they will be different, that they will succeed where others failed. And so the cycle repeats itself. Each time costing many within the human race their lives.
In the end the truth does come out. Those that craved and were given power showed themselves to live up to the old adage.
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
This is the flawed nature of humanity due to its fall from grace with their Creator God. Yet still many deny this. Yet still many think they are different, that they are better than those that have failed in the past. Even with an ongoing and continual prove that is seen by all.
Point in case.
Abortion.
This is physical prove that those that now seek and are achieving power have already matched and even exceeded the horrors committed by the Third Reich. During their reign of terror they murdered over thirteen million people in various ways, the most none is the death camps which resulted in six million Jews killed, as well as three million homosexuals, two million gypsies. The other two million various other groups including a majority of this group that were true Christians.
However today, due to progressives and those within the Democratic Party we are quickly approaching sixty million murders of the innocent unborn. A crime so heinous that the Bible states it would be better to tie a weight about your neck and cast yourself into the depths than to face the punishment that will befall those that not only kill the unborn but cut them up and sell their bodies for profit. This is the ultimate act of inhumanity.
However, still the progressives of both political parties see themselves as great, smart and better than any that have come before them. Yet their crimes have surpassed any that have come before them.
This is why they have not only forgotten history, but of the reality of God Himself.
It is truly sad for them that they are so engrossed in their own delusions of grandeur that they have become so blind to how inhumane they have truly become and that they are even more lowly than an animal that simply kills to survive.

Progressives – those committed to destruction: a Christian perspective


What prompted this was an article from CNN that suggested that progressives should consider being Pro-life.
Let’s start here with this view of abortion.
A key figure within the progressive movement was Margaret Sanger, a woman who was a promoter of eugenics and the founder of Planned Parenthood.
What is “eugenics?”
It is the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics) per Dictionary.com
Now you need to understand that progressives see themselves conforming to “positive eugenics” while those that have a belief in a God, or are of a race of people that is seen as inferior to themselves, or even people that have mental issues are the “negative eugenics” material.
A key element within this belief of superiority is the killing of those seen to be those that are inferior to their point of view.
Ms. Sanger saw inferiority in drunkards, those with mental disabilities and of the black race. As to the latter she even attended a Klan rally in New Jersey to promote her agenda to establish what would later be called “Planned Parenthood.”
The Bible makes it clear that all humanity is equal to one another. Yet even in the Bible there are those that saw themselves as superior.
Matthew 20:25 – But Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them.
Those that consider themselves “progressive” desire to be the “rulers in this world.” This is their only oppression and goal.
Yet who is the ruler of the world?
2 Corinthians 4:4 – Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God.
So in reality those that embrace progressivism have been blinded by Satan and so are his tools to use and manipulate as he sees fit. This will ultimately lead to their final destination which is the same destination of their master.
Revelation 20:10 – Then the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Yet how can I say this? For those that desire to supplant God and desire to do all things through humanity forget one key factor:
Mark 7: 20 – And then he added, “It is what comes from inside that defiles you. 21 For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. 23 All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.”
Revelation 21:8 “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Now another point that came to my attention. There are those in the progressive community that think conservatives desire for children to starve. This is a lie and a misnomer. Here is reality:
Due to a progressive agenda Franklin D. Roosevelt actually caused more starvation by actually intensifying the Great Depression due to the creation of hundreds of government groups; those taking the needed money from those in need within the nation at that time.
Progressive politicians have had control of Detroit, Baltimore, and Chicago for decades and not only are children starving, but they are fatherless, crime is rampant as well as murder. The welfare system, which is a progressive agenda has by its very policy broken up families and encourages their breaking apart. This is to keep those that the progressive see as inferior to themselves as downtrodden and able to be manipulated to their desires by promises of gaining wealth from those that are shown to be the ones keeping them down. Those in poor communities are truly being kept that way to be puppets which have their strings pulled by those within the progressive movement. They are those that are within the elite of the progressive hierarchy. They are extremely rich, and increase in their wealth, while those they state they are for become poorer and poorer and truly kept starving. Not only with food, but financial security. So those that state they wish to stop the starvation of children are in actuality the ones actually supporting and causing the very starvation they say they seek to end. On top of which it is the progressive agenda that caused and wishes to escalate abortion. So any that calls themselves progressive only desire starvation and death.
Just as Matthew clearly states. The progressives lord it over those beneath them and flaunt their authority, and by doing so cause that which they say they wish to end.
This means that any that calls themselves “progressive” in either political party are destine to destruction.
The only way to prevent this road to damnation is to turn to the truth and accept the love and teaching of Jesus Christ, which is the only way to true and splendorous rewards. Rewards which are not of this world, but are of and for eternity.
So which is it? An eternity in agony and fire by being “progressive;” or in eternal salvation by accepting Jesus Christ as your Savior. It is your choice.

Christ’s greatest enemies


Who were His greatest enemies? The Romans? No. In fact they did their best to have nothing to do with Him. The common folk? No. For it was the common people that accepted Him for what He said He was for the most part, even though they had doubt and questions as all do that are not fully informed.
Then who, who could it be that were Christ’s greatest enemies?
The answer is the Pharisees, but why? This is where it gets complicated.
The main layer that caused the Pharisees to be the enemy of Jesus was that they saw themselves as the only avenue into the site of God. Throughout the centuries they added little things that were not written down within the Bible. They made rituals and even how to dress and worship the only “true” way to seeks God’s blessing and reward. Simply they themselves made it so when people looked upon them they would see a god.
Mark 7:1 – One day some Pharisees and teachers of religious law arrived from Jerusalem to see Jesus. 2 They noticed that some of his disciples failed to follow the Jewish ritual of hand washing before eating. 3 (The Jews, especially the Pharisees, do not eat until they have poured water over their cupped hands, as required by their ancient traditions. 4 Similarly, they don’t eat anything from the market until they immerse their hands in water. This is but one of many traditions they have clung to—such as their ceremonial washing of cups, pitchers, and kettles.)
5 So the Pharisees and teachers of religious law asked him, “Why don’t your disciples follow our age-old tradition? They eat without first performing the hand-washing ceremony.”
6 Jesus replied, “You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote,
‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
7 Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’
8 For you ignore God’s law and substitute your own tradition.”
9 Then he said, “You skillfully sidestep God’s law in order to hold on to your own tradition. 10 For instance, Moses gave you this law from God: ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’ 11 But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given to you.’ 12 In this way, you let them disregard their needy parents. 13 And so you cancel the word of God in order to hand down your own tradition. And this is only one example among many others.”
The Pharisees were His enemy because He was taking their authority away from them and returning it to the true place where that authority belong in the hands of God.
Matthew 15:12 – Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you realize you offended the Pharisees by what you just said?”
13 Jesus replied, “Every plant not planted by my heavenly Father will be uprooted, 14 so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.”
Jesus said this in front of the Pharisees. This challenged their egos which He knew it would and would ultimately lead to the cross. For by this time He had started to teach to those that came to hear Him in parables.
He did this because they had already rejected Him as their true king even though that is exactly what He is.
This same mentality is extremely prevalent in today’s society, but it is not coming from Israel, but from those that arose after His crucifixion. It is coming from Christianity. It is coming from those that have become a reflection of not Christ, but of the Pharisees.
“You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote,
‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.
Their worship is a farce, for they teach man-made ideas as commands from God.’
For you ignore God’s law and substitute your own tradition.”
These words spoken by Jesus Christ nearly two thousand years ago are now befitting most that profess to be “Christian.”
It is time for Christendom to awaken from its slumber before they find themselves standing here upon the earth the moment that Christ calls those that are loyal unto Him into heaven. The day that is called the Rapture.

Free-will choices


Recently in the news a female Senator pointed to the book of Daniel to say that a certain candidate was appointed by God.
It does say that all that come to lead a nation is placed there by God. However, it clearly states that some may be lowly.
A prime example of lowly would be Hitler.
Now I am not comparing any candidate to Hitler, but both candidates do in the truest definition of the word qualify for the lowly department.
In a recent post I explained that Christian of their own accord and free-will with a full understanding of the Bible are to only seek out those that are called “servant leaders.”
Three candidates qualified for this description and two of them clearly used that description. None made it to the candidacy of neither major party, nor any others running for the office with any large support meet it either.
God gave humanity “free-will.”
Does this mean we will make the right choice?
Well since humanity is at its base corrupt the answer to that question in a majority of the time we will fail.
Mark 7:21 – For from within, out of a person’s heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. 23 All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you.
That is why we have the Bible. This is the tool we are to study, to learn and use when it comes time to make major decisions such as that which has been happening this year and is still before us in November.
What I am about to say is now documented fact.
Since two people clearly stated that they were “servant leaders,” and yet never made it to become the candidate for their respective party. Then due to the free-will of humanity, and the lack of understanding of the teachings found in Matthew and Mark. Those citizens that felt they were following the Bible yet did not vote for either of the servant leaders failed God.
Now this nation must deal with the ramifications of this uneducated selection.
How to correct it is to become a student of the Bible and to hold those in all political office responsible.
What was required that any that have been in office for more than twelve years should have been voted out of office. This again in many cases was not done. So again this nation must deal with the ramifications.
How to correct it going forward from this point.
Look for servant leaders, which know the Bible and follow it as best they can.
If they or their party denies God… do not vote for them.
If they or their party supports the death of the innocent called abortion…. Do not vote for them.
If they or their party supports immorality and sin…. Do not vote for them.
This will get you back on the right track to start with.
What is more important is to learn the Bible, especially if you have asked Christ to be your Savior.
Do not take the words of other, but your own understand of the Bible.
Then pray to God and His Son the Lord Jesus Christ for help for the trying times we are about to enter into as we head into the next level of judgment from God.

A farewell that should never have been forgotten, but has been


Two hundred and twenty years ago this month the first President of this nation published his farewell address from his post as the leader of this nation.
George Washington for eight year had led this fledgling nation upon the beginnings of its many journeys, both good and bad. He witnessed firsthand the behavior and actions of his fellows in the growing political arena. He came to point out the import of two things that must be within politics:
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
We witness today to those that “subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.”
Per Mr. Washington they are not true patriots to this nation if they remove religion and morality, not only from the government but the politicians themselves.
If they are not patriots then what are they?
What is the definition of a patriot?
Patriot – showing love for your country and being proud of it.
So if someone does not love something they must hate it.
Hate – to have animosity, malevolence
So if someone hates their nation and wish to cause harm to befall it, they in truth are its enemies, traitors.
Yet today there are those in politics that are this nation’s enemy and they were placed there by the people of this nation. Why? Because these enemies lied to them. The enemy will always lie even to themselves if it allows them to achieve their goal, which is the destruction of this nation.
Mr. Washington in the preceding paragraph to the one above said this:
“It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism. A just estimate of that love of power, and proneness to abuse it, which predominates in the human heart, is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositaries, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them. If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield.”
He saw through the politicians of his day that there was a chance that we would end up with the very government we now have. Where the man in the White House thinks he is greater, smarter and wiser than the rest. This is evil, which led to the first paragraph shown above. Which states only a TRUE patriot will adhere politically to a belief in God and the morals as supported within the Bible.
Any political groups or person that denies the existence of God and embraces immorality are the enemies of the very nation that was founded two hundred and forty here ago.
As long as God and the Bible continue to be trodden upon. Any hope for true liberty is lost.
The Johnson amendment must be revoked and those in the pulpit and upon the dais must be allowed to teach the importance of faith in God and the removal of immorality from this nation once again.
A sin must be called a sin and those in a political office must know and understand so that the dreams of the founders of this once proud nation will know that their efforts and blood were not wasted by the enemies that have been given power by the people to run this nation.
This also means that God and the Bible needs to be fully returned to this nation and taught. It must be allowed back onto all the channels of the TVs and heard upon the radio. For without God per George Washington there is no United States of America.