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‘MAKING AMEREICA GREAT AGAIN’ SERIES – COMMENTARY TWO – FIXING THE LAWS – PART ONE

MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE  Juanita Holloway-Walters

My husband jokes with me that if I were to create an epic movie, it would last about ten minutes after I had streamlined it, and edited it to death. Being able to see the big picture in business as well as the movies, I feel confident in saying that one important endeavor into “Making America Great Again” is that the ENTIRE “law of the land” must be whittled down into something the average American adult can understand. American citizens have proven their consciences are in good working order; as evidenced by 95% of America’s population do not break laws (1) – making them the all-important “self-governing citizens” ideal our founders believed could exist.

What we see on contemporary television, and movies, that often gives Americans a bad rap, is not a true picture of the real America. Sadly, there is a minority of the American population – a bag of tricks – of the rich, the famous, the thespians (and those of lesser abilities), the singers, the notorious no talents, the ghetto pimps (claiming to be preachers), the uber-athletic, and the political, who appear to live by some upside-down beliefs / rules / laws that they promote to the world. In that Bizarro-World they live in, right is often wrong, and wrong is often right. These people are the role models our children, and grandchildren are exposed to. This American false veneer of society reminds me of Bizarro-World from our childhood comic books. The enemy within has been very engaged in portraying these people as normal, while plying their socialist influence, as they are ever-chipping away at our Republic through much bad, destructive or useless laws.

The world seems to have begun the fight of all time. Broken down to the most common denominators of culture and education, this fight is absolutely a war of two religions / faiths / economies . . . of good and evil. Many titles can be given, but the division between the Real-America and the Veneer-America is the difference between a culture of life, and a culture of death. We each make a choice with our eyes wide open.

Because case law has taken on a form of judges each “discovering the right result” (2) in an atmosphere of “democracy,” equal justice under the law has become impossible. An identical court case in two different jurisdictions could have different results, and either conclusion might not be constitutionally correct. This is an excellent reason for a complete revamping of our laws in a format that all High School Graduates not only understand, but leave school with their own copy of the law.

We do not need for Congress to pass hundreds of laws every year. The more ways that you describe right and wrong – thieving and murdering – the more opportunity for lawyers to let bad people run the streets, and good people go to prison. The laws we have should be easy to understand; should each be written involving only one subject; and should be written with the support of “We the People.” At the time of voting for Obamacare, 59% of “We the People” were against it. They were clearly not doing “The Peoples” business when they made it law. The balances of justice have been off kilter for a long time. TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, the Scales of Justice must be re-balanced.

I have a direct life-line to my Creator. Because of this, I can see that LAWS ARE WRITTEN TO CONDEMN. The more laws, the more condemnation for the sake of condemnation. There are so many laws, that any government could pick you up, charge you with something ridiculous, and you would be forced to go through a flawed system which may or may not get the verdict right. Look no further than the law-suit over hot coffee to see that I am right. Our court systems have become a crap shoot. (Outcome based on the unpredictable roll of dice.)

IF I WERE CHARGED WITH MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN I WOULD RETURN THE USA TO OUR (JUDEO / CHRISTIAN BASED) CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

I might have each state send a team of 30 citizens, capable of LAW SCRAPPING, that would have in its mix any of the following career classifications:

– Accountants with a minimum of 20 years-experience as an accountant;
– Business managers with a minimum of 20 years-experience as a corporate business manager;
– Small business owners with a minimum of 20 years-experience as a small business owner (1M or
less/yr.);
– Medium business owners with a min. of 20 years-experience as a med. Business owner (2M – 20M/yr.);
– Housewives with 3 or more children (children and step children) with a minimum of 5 years-experience;
– Chemical plant operators with a minimum of 15 years-experience as a Chemical Plant Operator;
– High school coaches with a minimum of 20 years-experience as a high school coach;
– History teachers with a minimum of 20 years-experience teaching American History;
– Professional umpires with a minimum of 20 years-experience as a Professional Umpire;
– Retail store managers with a minimum of 20 years-experience managing retail stores;
– Farmers with a minimum of 20 years-experience farming;
– and Police Officers with a minimum of 20 years-experience as a Police Officer.

All would meet in one location to investigate all federal laws for a few criteria with the expressed goal of scrapping every one possible, effective January 1, 2019. I guess you noticed absolutely no lawyers, no movie stars, or professional politicians allowed in our group of law scrappers. Period. Criteria:
1.) If history has changed the law’s meaning, or it is obsolete – it is time to give the law a scrapping funeral.
I.e. We no longer need a law for a servant to precede the carriage by 20 paces while carrying a lantern.
2.) If the law is un-Constitutional, and therefore cannot be a law, it must be scrapped.
I.e. There is a ruling for law, and the basis for the law is found nowhere in the Constitution.

3. There is no separation of church and state in the Constitution. To read the proof of this, please read my commentary on Mr. Jefferson’s Letters which can be found here: http://www.webcommentary.com/php/ShowArticle.php?id=hwaltersj&date=120810
4.) The law is redundant, and should never have been written, it must be scrapped.

5.) The law has impact on more than two topics; it is useless to the common man and it must be scrapped.

6.) If the law is one that the states are supposed to have control over; it must be scrapped.

7. All laws are written for all citizens in equality with no distinctions (I.e. Race, Sex), (for example: statutory rape is rape no matter which sex the victim is).

8. If fifty people on the committee cannot understand what the law is, it must be scrapped.

9.) If the law is Constitutional, and does not fit into the 1 – 8 descriptions above, then tell us why it should still be a law. These are the ones we should be keeping.

The special team could be called ‘America’s Law Scrapping Team’, and would be classifying the laws that are left into the 51 U.S. Title Codes – or less categories. What is left cannot be a book larger than what one high school senior can learn in a one year class entitled “Federal Laws, What Every Citizen Must Know.” We need for every child in our country to learn the laws that he/she are expected to live by.

How can we live in a Republic, and keep the peace, if the citizens do not know the Laws? By the same token, there must be a chapter in the book on the Bill of Rights, so our young adults understand them. There should be a further explanation in the difference between rights and privileges. For example, your driver’s license is a privilege.

If the laws cannot fit into a 600-page book, they will be further reduced / streamlined by those who will be on the Law Streamlining Team.  Each Law Scrapping Teams will select ten members to be on a secondary team for streamlining. This team will look at laws that are good, but need to be combined with all other laws on the same subject matter for streamlining, and providing a law that is the same without a ton of duplication and useless posturing.

PART TWO COMING IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.

  • (1) Politifact correcting Dan Patrick article 9/2/15 from 15% to 5%
  • (2) First Things, Common Law and Constitutional Law by William J. Haun 12/15/12
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END TIME PROPHECY – SIMPLE TO EXPLAIN

There have been a lot of good sermons delivered in the last few weeks, because those in political / societal control are turning the American ship further into deep destructive waters – destructive waters that most Americans are not brave enough to stand up against. Washington is a reflection of the majority in America. For truly, if millions of Americans were keeping Washington in line with God’s traditions and laws, our entire existence would change for the better almost overnight. America would be the nation she once was, when other nations worked to emulate the overall positive existence of the American people. Our government would once again tow the line of the majority of the people for fear of losing their jobs. Satan would crawl back under his familiar rock to hide for another season.  But, I can sum up the reality of all Biblical wisdom, and end time prophecy in one question:

Are YOU going to follow God’s traditions / laws – or man’s?

It is the age old pattern of Israel, and it is the pattern of Christianity, of history repeating itself every time mankind forgets who our Creator is, starts behaving as if men are gods, and forgets that we live for God’s glory. This question above is one that we each must come to terms with, and be prepared to not only live with the consequences, but are forcing our young to also live with the consequences of our individual choice.

It really is that simple to explain. I have recently been asked the age old questions that have been asked of every Christian who has studied the Bible for thousands of years:
1. Don’t all religions lead to salvation?
2. Where in Biblical history are we; isn’t the answer in Revelation?

I explain it like this. Milk Christians often go straight to reading Revelation to find answers. The answers aren’t just in one book of the Bible designed for Milk Christians. Salvation is through Jesus Christ, period. To study Revelation, you must go through every book of the entire (OT & NT) Bible to understand it – why Revelation is at the end. I encourage the masses who have not studied the Bible to do so. You will find answers to questions you didn’t even know you have. Only by studying the Bible will you receive the truth of Who actually wrote it. This is a truth that can only be obtained by your direct experience. I can tell you the truth all day long and give you fifty examples in short order to back it up – but – that will mean nothing to you. You must seek the truth to receive it.

There have been many “pre-tribulation” times throughout history. But, so far, each time, mankind turns the ship of earthly existence back toward living for God’s glory, and turns the ship away from the end times. One time, in the future, mankind will not wake up and turn the ship of all earthly existence back toward living for God’s glory. Only God knows which time that will be. For God lives outside of His creation (space/time continuum), and only He can see when that will happen.

Those of us who think of ourselves as the watchmen are absolutely saying, WOW, today does seem to be the season before the tribulation years – but, we do not know for sure. We are praying mankind wakes up one more time and strives to live for God’s glory. Yes, our nation (and most of the world) are being ruled by the Prince of Darkness – it says so in the Bible. His days are numbered. One day soon the end-time-prophecies will come true . . . or not, if mankind wakes up again. It all revolves around that one sentence – again:

Are YOU going to follow God’s traditions / laws – or man’s?

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WHAT I BELIEVE

I have received some heat lately from friends regarding my attitude toward conservative candidates. How can I explain . . . I have been fighting the pro-American fight for decades. I do believe in the Constitution, and Conservative ideals. I have studied history, and the founders. America is one of a tiny group of nations originally created for Gods glory.

And then again . . . America is like the Civil War – fought primarily for the power of the dollar and control – disguised by the cause that captured the imaginations and heart strings from every good soul in America. The end of slavery is a noble cause. If only it were completely true. How do you explain millions of Americans working their butts off for 45+ years with little to show for it when they retire; and millions of Americans and Illegals living off of the workers. ALL of this mostly unproductive charity is government ordained, and government arranged. It has not made Americans better off, but has destroyed the fabric of what America was. American charity is defined as slavery for those who work to support their own family, and support those on the dole. It is also defined as slavery for those born into the nanny state – because the nanny state is designed to keep Americans living in poverty.

The tail has been wagging the dog in America, and we are just deceiving ourselves if we think the crap won’t hit the economic fan one day, as well as our spiritual fan. The current American economic plan, and spiritual-undoing plan, is designed to drain and destroy America.


SO, one day, in a recent year I began waking up from the American political nightmare, and I began to slowly realize there was no political party for Christians. All political parties lead to the same destination for America; and America is now speeding down the wrong path more rapidly with each year. The Holy Spirit in me said, be still – you need to understand God’s Word, and The Lord in you, before focusing on the changes in America . . . and realize it is going to take the majority of our American nation of primarily Christians, on their repentant knees, for America to change her path in history.

EVEN SO, all Christians should already know that Satan is ruling this earthly realm . . . the world is his yet, for another season. I am in God’s right hand. Satan cannot have me. But, seldom on this planet have Satan’s temptations been so prevalent, and in such a wide variety – to constantly tempt, and desensitize me and you. We live in an age different than any other before. In the privacy of our own dwelling we can have temptations on screens of many sizes.

How far has it gone? When a man who will have male DNA, as given by his Creator, for his entire life, is given a prestigious award for all of this Christian nation to see, for being brave by running around publicly acting like a woman (I read he still has a penis, and therefore classify him male, as God made him) – then I have to ask the 75% of Christians who live here in America, is this something a Christian nation would promote with national pride, and awards?

As Christians, all we can do right now is to let The Lord, by way of The Holy Spirit that is in us, help us to be the best Christian example we can be. In case you don’t realize it, I am talking to the 75% of Americans who claim to be Christian. Not perfect, for I am not, and you are not perfect . . . But, we do live by example, for others to see The Lord in us in every breathing human moment of our lives. IF that had truly described the majority of us these last many decades, we would have continued as a nation on a more righteous path. The enemy, Satan, would not own so many facets of our nation, our lives, and our children’s lives.

We are instructed to seek out Christian leaders. If we had done this diligently on local, state, and federal posts, we would not have been so severely deceived on so many fronts. We would not have a president elected that no one truly knows anything about. We would not have a castrated Congress of those elected from among a BROKEN us. We would not be entertained by such sexual and violent fornication of mind, body, and soul. We would not allow our youth to openly disrespect – their parents- their teachers – persons of authority – and THEMSELVES. We would not send our beloved family members to fight for our culture (mom, home, spouses, apple pie, and children), and allow them – the greatest troops – to fight at a deliberate deficit in the rules of war – against pure evil in purpose and deed. We are broken from coast to coast.

 

How did we lose the momentum in the noble directions of our forefathers? How did we lose our way? As a Christian Nation, we lost our faith. No one is supposed to judge anyone’s definition of Christianity. But know this. Without elevating God’s Word, we are Christians in word only. Less than ¼ of Christians today study their Bibles.

 

Without real Christian faith, belief in the gospel regarding Jesus Christ, belief in God’s Word, and God’s laws for man . . . There is no America. There are not thousands of correct interpretations of the Holy Bible.  There is only one correct meaning of the Scriptures. There is no true America if not defined by our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution and held together by our Biblical Christian faith – we are just spinning our wheels with our insane and corrupt elections. We are silly in thinking that anyone voted into office from among a broken electorate, will turn the ship of America back on a righteous, Godly course.

 

Liberal judges of all political parties are writing laws all the way to the Supreme Court, instead of holding Americans accountable to our laws as written in our Constitution. Constitutional law was replaced by elusive case law that changes with the wind of political opinion. Now, we elect a president who declares his cronies above the law; and ignores existing laws.  We have millions of people in our nation that are not only here illegally, but they are coddled with money stolen from hard working Americans. America has become a lawless nation, full of liars and thieves.

 

Any child has the tools to tell you what is wrong with a system of a handful of political primaries that swindle me out of being able to vote for any good man I wanted on the presidential ballot . . . and thereby rigging elections long before this Texan ever had her vote. There is no party representing Christian Americans Period. This is the huge elephant in the room that no one wants to own up to, or talk about. We are a snivelly bunch of Christians who will not stand up for our children. As long as all the Milk Christians, the Lukewarm Christians, and the Pseudo-Christians silently agree to not talk about, and own up to the truth – Satan’s hold on this once faithful nation will not be broken.

Christian America, what say you? WHERE ARE YOU?

2 Chronicles 7:14

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Revelation 2:5 – Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

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CHRISTIAN CHARACTER AND JESUS’ COMMANDMENTS TO THE BELIEVER

What brought me to study Matthew in more detail is because of what I read and hear from Christians is such a wide range of belief concerning Christian law and the Commandments that I had a desire to at the very least bring the scriptures to anyone interested in the truth. My hope would be that anyone desiring The Lord’s Truth would also have a fire for studying these scriptures for themselves. Matthew was a Customs Official, and therefore shorthand is a skill he had. His testimony is perhaps the most detailed of the gospels for this reason. Prayer for guidance should always be the beginning of gospel study, for we need the Lord’s guidance in all sincere study of the scriptures.

In the following scripture Jesus is telling you that he did not come to replace the law – for Jesus is the Author and The Interpreter of the Law. The Commandments interpreted for you by Jesus are in scriptures beginning with Matthew 5:21 through Matthew 7. As Christians, these are the Commandments given to us to endeavor to live by. As humans, we are flawed by having a sin nature – true; BUT if you have committed your life to Jesus as your Lord and Savior –
BELIEVING in the Gospel Regarding Jesus Christ –
whereas He died, rose from the dead 3 days later, was seen by hundreds, and ascended to heaven – leaving His Holy Spirit here as a connection to each of us who choose to be connected –
you will endeavor to live by His Commandments. They will be the law for Jesus’ reign as our King on Earth for The Millennium. How you will endeavor to follow these Commandments will be no different today, than in The future Millennium. As Believers we are already of Jesus Kingdom.

For sincere study of Jesus’ Commandments, Jesus through Matthew has given Believers the Beatitudes in Matthew 5, verses 3 through 10 – which describes the CHARACTER of the Christian. This is the character of a Believer who is able to live their life more closely to Jesus’ Commandments. Sadly, most of today’s “role models” and “leaders” are grossly lacking in this kind of good CHARACTER.

Note: If you have studied the whole Bible and all the references back and forth across all 66 books, you will not need what I have added in brackets – you will understand these scriptures because the face value does not always have our modern slant in language usage – but the Bible is consistent on the language usage. I have added the descriptions from Dr. Chuck Missler to help as an aid for those that are not frequent Bible students.

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

[Our attitude towards ourselves in which we feel our need and admit it.]

4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

[Our attitude toward sin, a true sorrow for sin.]

5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

[Our attitude toward others – we are teachable; we do not defend ourselves when we are wrong.]

6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

[Here our attitude toward God is expressed; we receive His righteousness by faith because we ask for   it . . .] (My life can give testament to learning several of these lessons in Character, but none more than this one.)

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

[We have a forgiving spirit and love others.] (Forgiving others in my mid 30’s lifted a huge weight from my shoulders and heart. The Lord gave me such rich blessing after this.)

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

[We keep our lives and motives clean; holiness is happiness to us: no substitutes.]

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

[We should bring peace, between people and God, and between those who are at odds with each other.]

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

[All who live godly lives will suffer persecution.]

And also . . . 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
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Prep- work before The Commandments Jesus gave to Believers . . .

Matthew 5:18 – 20 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Jesus is very clear here on His meaning. The scribes and Pharisees created a lot of Jewish man-made laws, even often finding ways around the Ten Commandments. We are not to find ways to justify ourselves, and others deeds by skirting around the Commandments Jesus has given us. All Christian organizations – denominational or otherwise, have added their man made laws, rules, etc., and are as guilty as the Pharisees in this aspect. It is by design that the New Testament begins with Matthew. Jesus steps into our lives in this Church Age to give us his interpretation of the Commandments. He is giving this information to Believers, whereas the Ten Commandments were given to an undisciplined Israel who were in dire need of immediate help. What is written by Matthew – a dictation of what Jesus told the disciples are His Commandments, are what The Church / The Body of Christ / Body of Believers must endeavor to live by. The Character of Christians described in the Beatitudes, and the Commandments are so clear, there is no need for “trying to figure out what He meant.” He states very clearly what He means. There is no need for hundreds of different Bibles, where the words and meanings of the words are skewed to mean something man wishes they mean. Jesus states very clearly what He wants Believers to know. These Commandments are not only for today’s Christian, but for His coming Kingdom which will be here on Earth at the dawn of The Millennium.

Colossians 2:13 – 14 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;

The great Commission of the Christian:
Matthew 28:18 – 20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Jesus’ Commandments for the Christian: Make no mistake, just because America has fallen from Grace, does not mean you have to.

Picking up where we left off above at Matthew 12 through 20 as a preamble to THE COMMANDMENTS:
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not murder; and whosoever shall murder shall be in danger of the judgment:

22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

 

Matthew 6 (KJV)

1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face;

18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Matthew 7 (KJV)

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.

6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

I would implore you to look to your own life with the light of these Commandments Jesus gave us. I would implore you to also look at the lives of those who are teaching your children at school, in church, and on the big and little screen; and look also at the lives of those who are our local, state, and national leaders.

God Bless each and every one of you.
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FROM THE HEART – WHY?

God created us for His Glory . . .

We are intricately tied
To our endeavors
And millions of choices
Bringing so much
To our experience
That we may finally understand.

Joy being the greatest
Love being the purest
Faith being the strongest
Accomplishment being the fuel
Of so much mental and physical ability.

Each of us as Jr. Creators
With our Lord.
We are re-creating
With the BIG chemistry lab
and
The language lab
He made for us
SO
We could touch the Heart of God.

And, as His children learn
Of this and that
He promised to keep the entire planet
In proper balance.
For he made it all with His Word
And is the only one
Who understands
Everything.

The trials
We all must live
And why
Bad things happen
Fully define
The wonderful.

When innocents
Leave this world
They are loved
By Him
Better than
By us.

When I think
On the wonderful
And the bad
That have happened to me,
I finally understand
Like an epiphany
Never fully known before.

“Matthew 5 (KJV)
1 And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples came unto Him:

2 And He opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for My sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost His savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”

I pray. We pray. God Bless.

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FROM THE HEART – WHAT WE BELIEVE . . .

If I hear one more Christian leader say that all religions worship the same God,
my head may explode.
I tell you with profound confidence that all humanity does not worship my Christian
/ Jewish God – our Creator.
Contradictions in the many religions are not compatible,
and cannot be ignored.
One huge example is how Christians are taught to treat women
VS. how other religions are taught to treat women.
If you do not openly denounce another religion preaching the abuse of women,
you will be held accountable on your day of judgement as if you also abused women.
My Bible tells me, as a Christian, to not be deceived;
for it is our individual responsibility to not be deceived.
When you are held responsible for how you chose to live your life . . .
you will not be able to blame any other person for your choices and beliefs.

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FROM THE HEART – GOD’S WORDS VS. THE APOSTATES WORDS

I heard on a “scientific” television show a lie that was made with such convincing rhetorical device that I felt sorrow for the ignorant who would believe the lie. It was this: That there is no way Noah’s ark could have survived the forty days and nights of the flood, for the ark was not built well enough to survive the torrential, hurricane like storms. There are many apostate sources that are trying to change the actual account in order to draw the faithful from His Church.

Below is the Genesis account of the flood that God caused upon the earth for 40 days and 40 nights. God’s Word in Genesis only speaks of the water flooding the earth. There is no mention of storms, hurricanes, tornadoes, or any kind of bad weather. The first mention of wind is when God made a wind to cause the waters to recede. Once again, God didn’t make a torrential wind – just a simple wind.

God’s word says that “the fountains of the deep, and the windows of heaven were stopped.” That is another important distinction – the fountains of the deep were involved in bringing water to the surface of the earth for this historical flood, coupled with rain from the heavens.

When reading the Bible it is important to read what it actually says and not give God’s words an apostate’s twisted meanings. In the Mark scripture below we see the first sentence: “And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.”
This is an account of an actual storm when Jesus walked among men on earth. Apostles were on a ship with our Lord Jesus, and while Jesus was sleeping “there arose a great storm . . .” You will notice that when God means a storm of wind, and waves beating a ship – that is exactly what is said in God’s word.

When the apostles woke Jesus for help, he calmed the storm and admonishes them for little faith. “What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?” Hear! Hear! The wind and sea obey our Lord not only in this Mark account, but also in the Genesis account of Noah’s ark. Keeping the ark safe is absolutely something the Lord would be able to do.

Through many historical texts from different areas of the world the Genesis flood is recorded. The Apostate groups that try to discount the possibility of Noah’s ark know that they cannot discount the reality that the flood happened, so they try to twist the Genesis account with lies to draw people away from the truth of the scriptures.

We are living in dangerous times because the minds of men are so easily swayed by the apostates who are found in all walks on this earth – even in the apostate churches we find in existence today. I pray all will read the scriptures with prayer for understanding the truth.
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Genesis 7:16 – 24 And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.
Genesis 8:1 – 11 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged (lessen); The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen. And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground; But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark. And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark; And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.

“Mark 4:37 – And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And He (Jesus) was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake Him, and say unto Him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And He said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

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FROM THE HEART: “SOMEONE SAVED MY LIFE TONIGHT”

When I heard today Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” my vulnerability, and emerging strengths from 40 years ago all came rushing into my present thoughts and senses. That song means different things to different people. We hear music that transports us to a place and time when it was contemporary. I first heard that song on a night when I felt I had escaped an unfaithful and destructive spouse. We affix meaning to the words that are personal to each of us, only vaguely aware of what it probably meant to the artist who gives us timeless music. I look back on how emotionally damaged I was, and I thank the Lord I eventually healed.

Being emotionally crippled doesn’t mean one cannot function well, but it can mean you are consumed by the feeling of being a fraud as an adult. When one of the employees under my supervision confronted me with accusations of expecting others to be as “perfect” as me, I was in a rare moment of total incomprehension. I did not recognize it for the manipulation it was. She described me as a freak of nature with perfect this and perfect that, and an abnormally higher level of work ethic than the rest of the world. How I wish everyone today understood that lowering the bar on anything such as ethics, faith, education, and endeavors is to validate a losing philosophy of bringing everyone down to the loosing level, instead of having everyone work to attain the highest level of success in all areas of life.

What I didn’t recognize 40 years ago is that I was working in my personal and professional life under that false assumption of: If everything looks and seems perfect, then everything must be in the realm of normal. This was applied to the appearance of myself, marriage, children, home, and office; and in my performance of work, as well as the work of those I supervised. YES, it was as exhausting as it sounds. The further I ended up from the love I so desperately needed to give and receive, the more I strived to make everything around me perfect.

Except it wasn’t – none of it. Being of strong faith, I prayed and prayed for my emotional life / love live / married life to be whole and good and meaningful. If that prayer had been handed to me while I was still broken, it had zero chance of lasting more than a moment in time. I was working myself to a frazzle at cross purposes. At the very least I was third generation of women in my family who suffered from spousal abuse – mental and / or physical. I worked as hard at getting it right as I have worked at anything in my life, with nothing but repeated failure to show for it.

The first book I read for some help was titled “Women Who Love Too Much” by Robyn Norwood. Oh my goodness, I read the first chapter and cried from the deepest recesses of my soul. I read and studied self-help books on this subject, and spent about 6 months in self sought-after counseling. That led to studying personality types, and abusive / alcoholic homes. I am not saying that all of this studying was of no benefit. If nothing else it honed my management skills. I started to figure out who I was, and relaxing for the first time in my life. But, nothing about my broken emotional state was healing.

I soon figured out the dirty little secret about everyone’s inner child. Take a fairly brief look back to learn from it, and quickly leave your inner child where he/she belongs – in your childhood! Absolutely everyone comes from a dysfunctional home – everyone! We are all living in the same mixed bag of pseudo-heaven, pseudo-hell, and daily grind on this earth. I also learned something we drill into our children, one’s best intentions was never the winning recipe for any endeavor. As a young woman, I was up to my ears in good intentions – mine and theirs . . .

So, how did I finally break the generational mold, and stop marrying the same bad situation over and over again trying desperately to finally get it right? How do I take half of the credit for the most amazing marriage for twenty years? The answer is the easiest, and seemingly hardest thing humans can do. I turned one hundred percent to my faith in God, and my constant belief in the Gospel regarding our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I quickly discovered that I had not brought my faith to maturity. It takes effort to accomplish these things in Christian faith that enrich our lives, bring us into viable awareness of His Holy Spirit within us, and therefore we truly become reborn / new, and ready for adult Christian marriage. The successes of many Christian marriages can often be understood when you think of the following things, and the positive effect they have on couples, communities of couples, and nations of couples:

–     First, before and after marriage, we should study the Bible as a whole book written by the Lord through men via His Holy Spirit. To do this we must become aware of who is talking and who is being talked to throughout the scriptures. When you do this work, you come to understand that most of the Bible is written for the Jew, the rest is written for the Gentile. This clears up the constant criticism of supposed inconsistencies in the scriptures by those who are ignorant – to the ignorant. The book seen under this light changes before your eyes. You see how every word, every scripture, every book is tied to all others. Until you understand the essence of those thousands of ties, you will not understand it was written first outside our space / time continuum by our Lord – no other explanation covers the phenomenon you will see for yourself upon thorough study. Look for redemption and our Lord on every page. If we come into a marriage having done this work separately, we can continue it together – providing the solid foundation a husband and wife need to raise up their children.

–     Remember, that our Lord is Jewish – and the Christian marriage in totality of meaning is innately Jewish. The Lord coming for His Bride / His Church – is a “type” of the Jewish marriage.

–     The entire Bible is for our study. The lessons for the Jews, and Christians are so very important for the Christian couple to understand the world today. These lessons need to be passed down to children raised in Christian homes.

–     IF you are not willing to apply what Jesus says about marriage to your life, then you may not be ready for marriage.

–     As a Christian you are charged with the Great Commission – to bring the love and the word of the Lord to others. If you are not feeling a positive “change” after accepting the Lord into your life, check that you are not worshipping a non-Christian false god (parading around as our Lord), and living for something other than being one of God’s children. We are warned to not be deceived.

–     It is important to be equally yoked in a Christian marriage – similar backgrounds, intelligence, culture, likes, are very helpful, BUT, the most important would be same commitments, such as work ethic, family ethic, and faith.

–     A Christian marriage is a union of a man and a woman with the Lord in their marriage.

–     “Ephesians 6:22 – 33 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”

NOTE: Do not misunderstand. God created you, husband and wife, equal – but different for good and very wonderful reasons.

–     To worry, worry, worry is so Jewish mamma . . . not Christian (LOL).  We must leave our worries with the Lord. Pray for guidance in all things. Many a Christian marriage could do with much less worrying.

When I asked the Lord to pick me a husband because I had done such a lousy job of it, I also prayed ON MY KNEES for guidance. Almost immediately He moved my heart to open my Bible one more time – instead of trying to understand it – my eyes were opened, and I understood it.

The home I grew up in created a broken Juanita who just didn’t know how to escape the turmoil of her parent’s volatile marriage, especially marrying that same type of turmoil myself. I was the 3rd child of Happy Harry and Beautiful Mary. I was the “fixer” in a socially alcoholic home. I was the kid who believed she could love them enough and do enough for them (the whole Cinderella routine LOL), and would fix them in the process – thusly carrying that theme into my adult life – over and over again – desperately trying to make it come out right.

I was not raised in a home of adults who took their children to church. My parents being of different Christian denominations decided to let us figure it out for ourselves once we were adults. I was the black sheep in my party family; the one who tagged along to any Christian church, with anyone who would let me ride along. In grade school I loved the Vacation Bible Schools of five different Christian Denominations. I tagged along to church with different folks each year of my teen life. Without the foundation of parents who were in a healthy Christian marriage, with the Lord included, I still came out into my young adult life broken emotionally.

HOWEVER, I saw the goal constantly! I cannot remember how many homes where I saw how good it was when the family prayed and worshipped together. Look around our nation. Look at the debauchery and blatant unhappiness everywhere. Even those who are happy in their Christian marriages look hard to find fellowship in a church that has not turned apostate. I cannot fathom a citizenry that prefers the state of the entire nation today, than other periods of time when our Christian faith super-majority tendered America very good, and infinitely safer for families. What God would have us do – the millions of Americans who are sick of the debauchery, corruption, lies, and deceptions in their communities, and their nation – is to get on our knees together and pray for the Lord to intervene – to ask the Lord’s forgiveness – with a penitent heart – every day without ceasing – and He will heal our land. God Bless You.

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FROM THE HEART: WHO DO YOU FOLLOW?

Pre-Christian paganism demonstrated the ebb and flow of good and evil. Quite popular today is the atheist preaching that Christianity was fashioned after many pagan religions. If they were to give the Holy Bible and those pagan religions a serious study, I believe they would change their mind.

It has been many years since I studied the religions of the world. It was my opinion then, as well as now, that many pagan religions were prophetic in nature of what was to come – making the population of the world ready for the Old Testament History and Prophecy, and even more for the New Testament History, Prophecy Fulfilled, and End Time Prophecy. The disobedience of mankind goes all the way back to Adam, and it is naïve to believe that the redemption “type” in many pagan religions leading up to the redemption “types” in the Old Testament, are just coincidence. Jesus Christ not only fulfilled hundreds of Biblical prophecies, but also the redemptive qualities in many pagan foundational stories.

Of course, somewhere in the first few scriptures in Genesis, Satan fell from grace (taking a third of the angels with him). Through Satan’s vanity he imagined himself to be the equal of his Creator. We humans have free will to choose who our Lord will be, and we are in the season where much of mankind believes they are greater than their Creator – to believe themselves gods in word and deed. It takes very little research to discover which pagan religions of antiquity through today are influenced by Satan. The religion of life, and the religions of death reveal their opposing nature upon inspection.

God loves us so much – the same as the majority of human parents love their offspring – that He gave us free will. There would be absolutely no meaning to our existence without the ability to choose in a myriad of ways every second we breathe – life or death – God our Creator or other religions / teachings.

Mankind’s existence on this planet has a beginning and will have an end. It seems obvious to me that even though we do not know the day our Lord will take up His Church, or when the 7 years Tribulation will happen after the Rapture, but those who have studied know that we will know the season in time. An expression that we even attribute to our one life on this planet – the spring of life, the summer of life, the fall of life, and the winter of life. If you look at the winter of life, the Tribulation years as like a game, then you could say that the pre-game show is in full swing.

As I have watched so many churches doing their slow turn to a secularist one world religion, we see that most Christians in America have not read their Bible. More than one organization did this research with similar outcome, and you can look those up if you have a mind to find the truth.

Do I believe polls in general? – Probably not.  However –

~ If Christians were reading their Bibles, their decisions regarding every aspect of their life and their community would be different than the America we now have. The enemy within would never have come to power over the American citizens –

~ when I talk to pastors who do not believe the Bible is the word of God –

~ when I see the study of scripture reduced to a “fad phrase” – “WWJD?” (What Would Jesus Do?) – and I have read, and have also been told, the “WWJD?” phrase replaces Bible study because Jesus only preached about “love” –

~ when I see a global conference at the Vatican in Rome in November 2014:
“Rick Warren spoke on the “Biblical Meaning of Marriage” Tuesday at the Vatican, where he is among 30 global religious leaders examining the changing roles of marriage and family in the world.
Warren joined leaders from 23 countries and 14 religions invited by Pope Francis on at the kickoff Monday to The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium.
Just after his address, Pope Francis warmly individually greeted and shook hands with several faith leaders, including President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Eyring will address the gathering Tuesday. Other speakers include several Catholic leaders, the Rev. Dr. Richard D. Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church in California; Dr. Russell D. Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission; Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks and other speakers from the Sikh, Tao, Islamic, Anglican, Mennonite and other religious traditions. . . . Religious scholars will examine how this relationship is lived in cultures and societies of Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Taoists, Muslims and Jews. The focus is on the meaning of marriage around the globe, and God’s plan, as understood by religions around the globe.” O C Register

God’s Plan does not include treating women like chattel, polygamy, and many other beliefs the various religions and cultures represented at this meeting. As Christians we are warned to not be deceived by the world. Many Christians are watching in absolute horror the “Chrislam” phenomenon, where Christian leaders are talking about this from both sides of their mouth, because this surely smells of one world religion –

~ when I see our neighbors to the north outlawing the reading of some Biblical Scriptures – labelling them as hate speech –

~when I see American politicians of all ranks praising Islam as the religion of peace, and Christianity as a religion of hate, I know that the prophetic time when good will be believed to be bad, and bad will be believed to be good is upon us.

When I see all of this (and more), I believe the trend towards a secular one world religion is looming on the horizon. If someone had told me even ten years ago that I would be witnessing the persecution of Christians around the world, even in America, I flat out would not have believed them.

We see above what is happening in the world, and so the question for each of us is will we follow the world or will we follow our Lord. “Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”

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FROM THE HEART: I KNOW WHY

Why is the world experiencing terrorism, fear, and multitudes of false leaders?

Every time Christians start believing they know better than the Lord what Christianity is –
and start writing false Bibles that remove instruction as to what sin is and what happens to those who embrace it –
the ones that are wrongly translated in purpose to elevate man’s wisdom over our Creators –
then evil rises up to force slavery, rape, murder, and false gods on mankind.
Before you think I am not telling the truth, read and study the Bible, praying for guidance.

Here are two important things we are meant to learn from the Old Testament –
which is for our learning, even though it was primarily written for the Jew.

“2 Timothy 3:16 (KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God [guided by the Lord’s Holy Spirit], and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”

The first thing to learn in the Old Testament is the history of God’s chosen who straighten up and fly right each time God rescues them from the products of their evil ways, just to have them turn their back on God again in short generational order.

The second thing to learn from the Old Testament is the prophesies written, and then hundreds are fulfilled much later in time, by our Lord, in the New Testament.

These lessons are not learned by Christians who do not open their heart, mind, and soul to reading their Bibles, and to studying their Bibles, first hand. Instead they depend on others to do that for them, and are lead astray. Even to prove me wrong, one must do the work first hand. Many have taken this path, and they became believers in the Gospel Regarding Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

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