DEEPER

 

Modern doctrines of the church suggest that doing ANY work is to be avoided. The premise is that one can not earn their way into heaven. That is very true. Yet we must “rightly” divide the word. There are things we MUST do to access God’s salvation. Lets take a look.

Note: I am not advocating works over faith.

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to *hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
1Sa 15:22-23
*Hear give heed to
In “Answers” I asked a few more questions about the gospel, one was, is the gospel to be “obeyed?” From various sources in the bible, we find some rather pointed clues to this.

Romans 2:4-10
Or do you despise the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? But after thy hardness, (rebelliousness) and impenitent (not feeling shame or regret about one’s actions or attitudes) heart lay up treasures unto yourself; wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for:
glory and honour and immortality: eternal life:
Notice the attitude AND the reward.
But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness,

indignation and wrath,Tribulation and anguish,
upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;

But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: (again notice the attitude AND the rewards)

These verse’s are a continuation from the first chapter of Romans, where the apostle begins by saying, So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation ….. to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
Rom 1:15-16
Note: “The” gospel. “The” is a definite article which defines “gospel” as the one, that is only gospel, the true word of God.

Later in the next chapter he refers to “obeying the truth.” So how is “the truth” and the “gospel” related?
Consider the words of Jesus in John 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. This is an excerpt from the prayer of Jesus to his Father shortly before his Crucifixion. This verse among others ties the gospel to God’s word, and to Truth. The gospel IS God’s word and his word IS truth. Paul more clearly states that the gospel and the truth, are one in the same:

Eph 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.
Other apostles confirm that obedience to “the word” that is the gospel is to be accomplished.

But be you >doers of the word<, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholds himself, and goes his way, and straightway forgets what manner of man he was. But whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Jas 1:22-25

Now we must put the above scriptures in context. In the first chapter of James, we see the apostle is addressing the issue of temptation and sin. Every man is drawn away by his/her lusts, and when lust is accomplished, it births sin, and sin when it has been begotten, reaps, death. This complies with the edict from the Torah and Prophets, which states, the soul that sins, it shall die.

Eze 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sins, it shall die.

We see also from the first, this dire warning from God to Adam, And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou may freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Gen 2:16-17

The principal of first mention.
When we see some precept first mentioned in scripture, it carries the same interpretation throughout. Therefore we see the principal laid out in the first mention of the penalty for sin, that dis-obedience to the word of God carries with it the judgment of death. Now as harsh as it may seem, God was not being mean, rather he was giving warning. He understood that Satan would try to deceive mankind and lure them away from the one true God and into serving himself.
Note: God is bound to his word, that is he judged sin in Satan, he must stay true to his edict, for he is just and he is holy.
Satan is a rebellious son. He hates his Father and wants nothing more than to cause God pain. We feel that pain of the Father each and everytime we feel the conviction of sin. That is why we feel grieved for our sins. God shares his agony for our sins with us through the operation of the Holy Spirit when he convicts us of our sin. Sin is the weapon Satan uses to imprison us and hold us hostage.
Satan uses the lusts which we are subject to by way of mans fall.

  • Lust of the flesh
    Lust of the eye
    The pride of life

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1Jn 2:16
Now is the judgment of this *world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.
Joh 12:31
*All that is of the world, i.e. the prince, of this world, Satan.
It is through sin that we become HIS, that is Satan’s servant and we are under his whip.
*prince, Archon, that is first, chief.
Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves *servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
Rom 6:16
*Servant: doulos, slave, to serve, subject to.
By sin Satan seduces us away from our Father in heaven who grieves each time we fall into sin. Satan knows he can not defeat God, but he does know that by destroying we who are the very image of God will cause the Father pain.
Let us all think on that very thing when we contemplate sinning.
We are being USED to hurt our Father in heaven, who so loves us, he sent his son, manifested in the flesh and endured the cruel whip, the nails and mocking on the cross, so that YOU and I could escape the ultimate terrorist, Satan and not be lost forever.
We read that after the fall of man, God instituted a means of salvation. We find it in the story concerning Abel and Cain.
At some point in time we see they both came to make offering to the Lord. Able brought of his flocks and made sacrifice, Cain brought of his gardens. Cain’s offering was rejected by God and Cain was wroth. He blamed Able for this. First question is why was his offering rejected? When Adam and Eve were cast out of the garden of Eden, God made coats for them to hide their nakedness. Nakedness had now become the symbol of sin. Remember the principal of first mention. For when they first sinned, the first thing they noticed was they were naked. To make the coats for their covering, God had to slay an innocent animal, most likely a sheep to cover them. This covering was a type signifying the blood that would be shed for all people to cover their sins, through Jesus.
Again, the principal of first mention.

Therefore it is evident that on the occasion that people made sacrifice or offering to God in remembrance of the original sin and their being born into sin, they made this offering. It was that blood had to be shed for the remission of that sin.
Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Psa 51:5
And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.
Heb 9:22
In the Torah, we find these principals instituted. These also pointed to the Messiah which would come, who was to become the more perfect sacrifice. So we see that Cain offered unto God the works of his hands, while Able offered to God that which God had provided.

The lesson here is that salvation can not be by the works or labor of our hands, it must be by the Grace, i.e. The mercy and provision of God himself.

This is why understanding the gospel of John 3 is so important. God sent HIS only begotten Son to be that sacrifice. It is the grace by way of the provision of God himself. Remember the words of Abram as he took Issac to the top of mount Moriah, “God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering:. How true these words which showed the purpose of the coming Messiah.
Lets continue.
2Th 1:7-8
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that

>obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ:

1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that

>obey not the gospel of God?

Even absent of the preceding verses I mentioned earlier, these two alone should capture our attention. For here we have in no uncertain terms the truth. The gospel must be obeyed. Those who do not will suffer. If God would come down as he did and endure the horror of the cross, should we not be obedient to the cross and its message, the gospel?

Next: Gods provision for salvation. His plan revealed from the beginning.
In the next post, we will look at the tabernacle in the wilderness as a pattern for God’s plan to redeem his creation.

DIVIDED BY DESIGN

I intended to post this earlier. With the recent events in Paris, and the continuing racial violence here in this country that is being ignored by the corporate media “machine”, I thought it good to go ahead and post this.

You my friend are a puppet. Most of your life you have been programmed like a computer. The machine has loaded into you the malware and wound you up like a tiny tin soldier and let you run, Once you’ve reached a certain stage of maturity, the program is initiated and you will execute your programming in the sociatial environment in which you inhabit.

Welcome to the machine.

Welcome my son
Welcome to the machine

Where have you been?
It’s alright we know where you’ve been

You’ve been in the pipeline
Filling in time
Provided with toys and scouting for boys
You brought a guitar to punish your ma

And you didn’t like school
And you know you’re nobody’s fool
So welcome to the machine

Welcome my son
Welcome to the machine

What did you dream?
It’s alright we told you what to dream
For the last generation, from about 1977 (Jimmy Carter), the programming has been initiated, the beta testing complete. We think we have individual concepts and ideas. We hold to “these truths.” Lie. We all are products of the insipid code. We have nether truth or freedoms. As we see in the reports that eek out of the media from time to time, anyone who is a “free thinker,” is a threat to the “security” of the homeland, as it is so Orwelleanishly called. Those who have strayed outside of the programming, and do not execute our code faithfully are called free thinkers. While you may see that term to represent the concept of being enlightened, the machine sees you as rouge. The machine will execute its security routines to purge or quarantine you.

Lets take a look at the here and now. Recently, the people spoke with a clear voice by giving the Republican party a larger majority in the house of Representatives, and control of the Senate. The first thing this party did was to pass a 1.1 trillion dollar budget which gives the POTUS the funding he needs to further his vision of a “fundamentally transformed America.” The electorate went ballistic. There has been a write your congressman campaign to oust the speaker of the house, John Bohener. With over 500,000 letters poised to descend on the house for EACH Representative, the idea is to show the reps. That “we the people” have had enough and want the GOP to stand true to its promises to oppose the POTUS’S agenda of the “change” he is implementing. This did not happen. Congress is hacked off at the electorate. Even if the speaker had been replaced, it would have been with another “establishment” faithful. What the people do not realize is the stone is cast and the new world vision WILL be instituted.

Early in the new administrations tenure, the house and the senate were controlled by the democrat party. Their sole agenda was not to restart the economy or regain the jobs lost. As we have seen, as time went on the jobless numbers went down. Why? It wasn’t because there were more jobs, contrary it was because people fell out of the job market. There weren’t any jobs to be had. Here is a reason why. Since 2011, ALL job growth has gone to immigrants, ALL of them. There has not been one job created for the American citizen, not one.

When the GOP was locked out of the conferences on the new healthcare bill, they were being told, you can not be trusted to follow the prescribed program. Since then, the grand old party has moved to quash the voices of the conservative members. The leadership knows that if they do not prove themselves “worthy” they will not have a place at the table in the Novus ordo seclorum.” Thus they are not about to let their place at the round table be threatened.
What is crazy is that those most affected by this are not up in arms about it. Instead, they have executed their programming. They rail against the police, “whitey” and the administration now trots out the likes of “Reverend” Al Sharpton. A man dedicated to the propagation of racial hatred, not just for profit, but because this man has a deep hatred of the white race.

The pure and simple fact is, most crime in America is committed by black men. This is a direct result of institutionalization. Let me explain.
People who are in prison for long periods of time become what is referred to as “institutionalized.” They become dependent on those walls and bars, they no longer see them as a barrier to freedom and liberty, but as protection. They become accustomed to the security, the routine, the structure. They know when they are going to eat, when they are going to work, and when they are going to sleep. It provides for them a security they didn’t have in normal life. Once they do get out of prison they are overwhelmed by the lack of structure and the responsibility of making their own decisions.

Welfare in this country has had the same effect. Now large segments of our country (over 92 million) have become dependent on the structure that the system provides. One does not have to worry about working, or making the decision of where to live, they are told where they can live. They know on a certain date the check will come, all they have to do is cash it. The system provides the lunches and breakfast at school, at dinner you only have to pop in a store bought pizza and in a few minutes plop it down on the table. Don’t worry about your kids, the machine will educated them and tell them what to think. If your daughter gets pregnant, not to worry, she can either get an abortion or keep it and you get more money, at least until she turns 18, then she has to move out. That is how the machine programs a person. If you are a man, then your luck is not so good. You have to live with the woman on the sly or move from woman to woman to have a place to lay your head if your over 18. Since the system does not promote education, you don’t have one and your job prospects never where good. By design you turn to peddling and using drugs. You get involved in a gang, a brotherhood, a family in the sense that you feel kinship and a sense of belonging. In no time you are in and out of jail and prison. Now you become deeply institutionalized. You become dependent on the largess of the machine. You become a good little robot and do what the machine tells you, think what the machine tells you, act according to your programming. You just think you are free. You are a programmed robot.

The system pits you against the “other guy.” If you are white, the same applies, you rail against the “free loaders”, not realizing these people are slaves. They have been sold out and programmed to be depressed, and have no hope. So when a person of color comes around and talks about hope and change and “yes we can,” they believe.

While all of this is going on, both the whites and blacks are being replaced by illegal immigrants. All the money that they do earn goes to pay for the illegals care and feeding. You are being replaced. Latino’s are led to believe they are the darlings of the political class and push for all the benefits of citizenship. Little do they know, they are the next slaves to the machine.

Soon the next phase of the master program will be executed. Marshall law. Why, these people need to be controlled, they attack the police, the police see now the people as the enemy. What we do not realize, is the police very well could be the last line of defense against the onslaught of oppression.

We are a house divided. Jesus said, a house divided against itself can not stand. When we build on the shifting sand of government dependence, we fall. Unless we shake off the programming of hatred and variance,

The finger hovers above the execute key

WELCOME MY SON, TO THE MACHINE.

ANSWERS

 

Last post I asked four simple questions.

>What does the gospel of John 3:16 say
>Who said it
>What does it mean
>What is the gospel (chapter and verse).

The reason I have asked these questions is because over the years I have observed first hand the decline in the spiritual temperature of the church. Meaning the understanding of scripture is a lost art.

I get a lot of belching of verses to defend some dogma not related to the gospel, which is the lamp to our feet, and lights the path to salvation. If we do not understand the very basics, the milk of the word, how can we walk in the paths of righteousness? How can we truly obtain to salvation?

I am going to answer these questions. If you have not read the original post, go to it now then come back and read the answers. https://preparinganarkii.wordpress.com/2015/01/04/what-is-the-gospel/
I truly believe if you understand where you stand in your basic knowledge of the gospel you will be better off. We are warned to be proficient in the word.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
2Ti 2:15
In the very next verse, Paul admonishes: But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.
2Ti 2:16

The point here is that arguments tend towards “babbling.” In other words, arguments of things not relevant to salvation or the gospel, i.e. the nature of the “Godhead,” the “essence of Christ,” et al lead to division and confusion. God will reveal himself to us as he sees fit. Now these subjects may be interesting or have some small measure of merit, however, focusing on these topics tends to division and takes away from the weightier matters of study and understanding the gospel and Godly living. These topics became the object of maximum debate in the early history of the church soon after the Judaism movement promoted by the Pharisees which had “converted”. We even see this today, where a so called true believer must dress like a “Jew” act like a “Jew” and worship like a “Jew.” The Messianic movement is driven by the modern day Pharisee.  I will address this issue at a later time.
There are even those who rail against the Pharisaic rituals in the Messianic movement, yet have their own “Jewish” customs. Brothers and sisters, those of us who are Gentiles, are under N O obligation to become Jewish.

I had a friend who has become so wrapped up in this movement, he wears all the garb of the Pharisee and teaches as does the Rabbi in a synagogue. Back in the day, we both were in the ministry together. He has a very large following, in the thousands. I do not, and I don’t care. My ministry is to teach truth and to help the needy, and I do that.
I have observed that if you want a large following and make a lot of money, all you have to do is promote the latest and greatest dogma and advertise on facebook, put up a website hawking someones books and salt it with one or two of your own, vomiting out the same dogma. I refuse to prostitute myself. If I live in rags, then better to live poor in this world then obtain riches with my precious Lord.

ANSWERS

1.John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
*Emphasis mine.

2.Jesus. He was speaking to Nicodemus.

3.The following verses which Jesus speaks gives us a hint into the meaning of the verse in question.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of *the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
John 3:17-21

*Many new translations have changed the wording here or eliminated it all together.

4.Meaning. These verses ARE the cornerstone of the gospel. This is the fulfillment of the promise given to our mother Eve by God as he spoke to the serpent:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Gen 3:15

5.What is the gospel? Remember I needed chapter and verse which clearly states it.
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received,

>how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
>And that he was buried,
>and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
1Co 15:1-4
*Emphasis mine.

Now, here is the final exam questions.

Do we obey the gospel? Chapter and verse.

Explain your answer.

Carefully consider your answer. Do NOT parrot some teaching from what you have heard.
Look to the scriptures. What does the bible say?

Do you understand the gospel? Where does it come from? In other words, what is its ancestry?

WHAT IS THE GOSPEL

I have been out of the loop for a while now. Work, then a host of things. I’m juggling and fumbling, well not to much. I want to change it up a bit and get back to bible basics. I’ve been in ministry of some sort for about 28 years and I have watched the trends of the church. I’m an analyst. I study and ponder a lot concerning what I see and hear from the pulpit and the pew. I’ve been concerned for the church for all 28 of the years I’ve been in ministry. In this post I am going to stir it up. And with the follow up post, some may take a hammer to their pc’s. LOL. But hey, I gotta do this. I’m from “Dixie” and I push the envelop, (just the bit of Dennis the Menace in me).

 

To be serious now, I want to address something I have observed for many years. Lets get into it. Buckle up.

Over the years, (34) I have searched the scriptures for the truth of the gospel. What is the gospel? I just want one scripture that tells me point blank what it is. When I ask or listen to someone speak on “what is the gospel” I get the obligatory, “it is the good news of Jesus Christ.” That doesn’t tell me anything. Sometimes I wonder if the one talking, doesn’t know themselves and is just spouting what they were told. I find a lot of that when discussing doctrine with people. They tend to regurgitate what they heard from the pulpit and they are doing the same, regurgitating what they learned in seminary.

I find most people who study the bible, put on the filters of what they were taught from someone else and don’t really read the bible. Let me explain. In the days of Jesus, the doctrines of the Pharisee’s had overtaken the religious life of the people to the extent that when Jesus came teaching truth, it was foreign to them. “Never spoke a man like this.” They were stunned by his words, the doctrines of men had totally taken control and truth was a foreign thing.

It is this way today, as I travel and ask questions I find an appalling lack of knowledge concerning truth. I have asked many many people what the gospel is, a very fundamental question and I get the same answer as above. They truly do not know.

The following is a test.

I am going to ask 4 very simple questions and I don’t want you to so much as touch the bible to look for answers. Lets find out just what is your spiritual temperature. You need to know this for your own benefit.

Ok here we go.

Be honest don’t look it up, write these down

Maybe even discuss this with your family and or friends.

1.Quote out loud the gospel of John 3:16.

2.Who said it.

3.What does it mean

4.What is the gospel (Give me chapter and verse).

Here’s the deal, miss just one question, you fail.(don’t worry, I have asked this same set of questions of PHD’s and they couldn’t answer any but the first one, Yes really). Each question  carries a world of weight, each is just that important. If we miss one, we miss everything. Yes, I’m serious. Next post, I will give the answers. The church has been inundated with half truths and fables for far to long. We have not heard the truth.

O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
Jer 16:19

A RAPID DESCENT

the fall

 

The most recent actions of the President of the United States has left this nation in a quandary. Being a Christian, I have a lot of empathy for the disadvantaged in our nation and in other countries. I myself will be relocating to the Philippines sometime within the next year. I have established a foundation called “The Mindanao Project.” The purpose is to help those who have little or no means of providing adequately for themselves or their families with food and basic needs. Showing the compassion of Christ and then presenting the gospel to them.

So I come from a viewpoint of compassion for the less fortunate not from a position of hostility. The American people DO have compassion on this people. However, what we have occurring today, is the rape and murder of the defenseless. In 2013 it has been discovered agents commissioned by the immigration system traveled to central America and promoted the new administrative position on coming to this country. Thus prior to the massive influx of people last summer, the border positions were ordered to be abandoned. Border agents were moved several miles from the border allowing people to come across the border unimpeded. Agents were then ordered to detention centers in order to oversee the masses of young people and babies. There were found mixed among the hordes of youth, gang members i.e. MI 13who incited and attacked these agents. Also found on our borders were copies of the Quran and prayer rugs. Evidence that jihadist had crossed into this country. We have since had these people distributed across the entire nation, and these children have been incorporated into our school systems and since then a vast array of communicable disease once eradicated from this country have surfaced in our school systems and infecting our children. These have also been found in spreading in the general population.

These immigrants were never screened for the status of their health which was a disservice against them and us. This left those people sick and un-ministered to and left our population vulnerable to the transmission of the diseases carried by them. These actions along with sneaking these people into our communities in the dead of night even after the citizens express emphatically they do not want these people there prove that the intent of these actions are not about compassion as POTUS claims. It is a political move meant to thwart the desires of the nation and to show the nation, that he has all power and shall do what he will.

If we take this action in the context of all the other things which have occurred just this year gives us a keen insight into the true purpose of this current administration. The available options for Congress to address these issues are limited. The Supreme Court is broken, thus bringing this matter to the court for redress, is a crap shoot. They are as likely to determine according to some extra constitutional “theory” as to rule with the constitution. The ruling on the ACA act as an example. It was chief justice John Roberts who determined the act was a tax, even in the face of the lawyers for the administration vehemently declaring it wasn’t. Thus allowing the act to become the law of the land. In his brief the chief justice wrote: Elections have consequences. This mind set seems to be an attempt to reprimand the voters rather than rule defend the constitution. As a consequence the citizenry have no means by which to be protected from the possibility of a rising dictatorship.

The truth on immigration legislation

Senate bill, S.744, is the 1,200-page bill which has been bottled up by Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, in a bit of legislative gamesmanship that has clouded much of the debate over the past two years. Now, that bill has become the centerpiece of last-minute chiding as Democrats say they have exhausted all alternatives except for having Mr. Obama go it alone.

On Monday, Mr. Reid and fellow Senate Democratic leaders told Mr. Obama to quit waiting on Congress and to issue an executive order. They said the president can’t count on Republicans to act before the end of this year and he shouldn’t wait until next year for Republicans to make good on promises they’ve broken before.

Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/17/senate-democrats-keep-own-immigration-bill-from-ho/#ixzz3JiXC3wag

What is in this piece of legislation. No one knows. It is an unread and undisclosed bill which was expected to be passed once it reached the house without any amendments, which Harry Reid will not accept.

The whole intent of what is going on now, is to force the Republican house to pass the Senate bill without amendment or else. It is highly likely that this bill is against the interests of the American people and its design is to bloat the democrat voter rolls by the next election in 2016.

This showdown affects our nations future. At risk are:
The office of the President
The separation of powers
The rights of the states
The right of the people to be represented

The notion that the house is not addressing the issue of immigration is false. Here are just two bills which the house has and has been declared DOA by Harry Reid.

• Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement (SAFE) Act, H.R. 2278
• Legal Workforce Act, H.R. 1772

All the bills by the Senate have no provision for addressing the needs of border safety. They do not address (neither does the Executive order) enforcement of legal work status of illegals other than to allow them to take jobs from Americans.

On this issue I have experience. As a skilled tradesman, I have struggled over the last two years to keep and maintain steady work due to the enormous influx of non-English speaking foreigners. All who claim to be from Porto Rico. They are not. They are given paperwork to show they come from there, but they are mostly from Guatemala or Ecuador. Some even confess this. These are not jobs which “no American wants to do.” These are high paying skilled positions which many desire to have, but now have no means by which to obtain. Employers are encouraged to hire these people. It was during the presidency of Bill Clinton that legislation was passed which encourages employers to hire “minorities” and reward them by giving them a financial premium. The effect is that all others are finding themselves at the end of the line for employment by the preference of these preferred groups. This also precludes veterans which I myself am.

What we are going to see is more abuse of the American citizenry by fiat. Unless the natural order of constitutional government is restored, we the people will suffer. Maybe the chief justice was right. Elections do have consequences.

Understanding Islam Pt I

 

The beast

When I began this article, my purpose was to show the rise of antisemitism in Europe. As I study through the history of things and see Islam in its full light, I have decided to add some additional information. What we are facing in Islam is the Resurrection of the beast. Islam is the beast of Revelation. In Daniel he is called “the seventh, and the eighth” kingdom. In Johns day, five were fallen, one is and one is to come and is even of the eighth.
Rev 17:9-11 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. 10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

The term Islam is derived from “Al Silm” which is the Arabic word for submission or surrender. Islam certainly does not mean peace, as the Muslims will have you believe. The Arabic word for peace is “Salam.”

These are several hundred articles written about anti-semitic attacks happening all across Europe. What however is the roots of this behavior? It can be directly linked to the rise of Muslim immigration into these states over the last 30 or so years. The population of Muslims in Europe has grown from a few hundred thousand in the seventies to over 44 million as of the 2010 census. If only 10 percent are radical, then that means there are over 4 million militants in Europe.
If we look at the situation occurring in Iraq and Syria at this moment we will find that there are several hundred jihadist from England alone taking part of the carnage. The person who beheaded the American journalist last week has been identified as being from southern London.
Another problem in Europe is that the muslim community has in many cases taken over school districts and is enforcing Sharia in the schools, even on non-muslims. It also appears that politicians are taking the side of muslims and even the radicals. They know that to stay in office in many areas, the muslim population are the majority. This does not bode well for the survival of Democracy in Europe.

A little history lesson

The crusades, the truth
The crusades was brought on by Islamic attacks on Christian communities, from the beginning. The attacks on Christian communities began during and after the death of Mohammad. Egypt, which had a large Christian population and a library was attacked. The library was destroyed and men were beheaded and women taken as sex slaves and children killed. Others were forced to convert to Islam or die, or pay a Jihyiza tax. This tax was usually so high no one could afford to pay it, therefore the only true option was to convert or die. This spread to Palestine where Jews were slaughtered by the tens of thousands, (so much for there not being any Jews in the land). Next it spread to Syria, where some of the oldest Christian churches still exist, or did until ISIS. All of this had occurred by the eighth century. The Ottoman empire was set up, and all of Byzantine but for Greece had been conquered, including Spain. The mass killings and rapes and attacks against Christendom provoked Europe to respond. Constantinople finally after more than two hundred years, called for a sword against the Islamic invaders and murderers.

It was Pope Urban II who at the Council of Clermont in 1095 who sent out the call to “all the knights of Christendom” to rise and push back the hordes which were plaguing Europe and all of Christendom. He laid down two goals:

To rescue the believers in the east
To liberate Jerusalem

For many of the “crusaders” the quest was seen as a pilgrimage and not as a conquest. The idea that the “crusaders” goal was to conquer Islam is a false narrative put forth by Islamic hot heads for the sake of ginning up hatred towards all non-muslims. The goal was to free from the bondage of Islam those who were brothers and sisters in Christ, and to free Jerusalem from the invaders of Islam who had imposed their religion on the population by the sword.

If not for the actions of these men who pushed back the Ottoman Islamic state in that day, there would be a Islamic Caliphate in Europe, the mid-east and Africa today and quite possibly there would not be an United States of America.

Yet for all the efforts of many wars the Islamic state still pushed at Europe, even causing at one time Rome itself to be evacuated. It was not until the twentieth century, that Islam fell into decline as Europe had experienced the Renaissance. However the failures of the crusades to fully liberate Palestine from the Islamic overlords has left the Levant in the quagmire it is in today. What we see happening today is the continuation of Islam to conquer by the sword, it has never given up its goals and it will not ever give up its aspiration of global jihad and conquest. This is a fact we must come to grips with once and for all. For Islam it is submission or death.

The history of Muslim aggression and the forced occupation of Christian lands, repeated itself over 1400 years with the Muslims launching unprovoked attacks on the Christian lands of Egypt in 640, Nubia in 650, North Africa in 650, Spain in 711 and on 3/11, France in 732, Sicily in 812, Byzantine from 1071 – 1453, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Croatia, Albania, Hungary Austria, Poland, Russia 1389 -1683 and America on 9/11.

The importance of 9/11.
As mentioned above, in 1683, the march of Islam was halted on September 11th of that year. It was called the day of the siege. Poland came to the rescue of Vienna and defeated Kara Mustafa of the Ottoman empire. On September 11, 2001 Islam sent the west and the rest of the world a message, Islam has risen.
What’s in a Name?
After Mohammed’s death the Medina Muslims (Ansars) wanted one among them to be the Caliph, their claims were rejected by the Meccans and Abba (or Abu) Bakr (literally Uncle Bakr) who was Mohammed’s father-in-law was made the Caliph. Today when we hear of ISIS we also hear of its leader Abu Bakr Al Bagdadi. He takes his name from the closest relative convert of Mohammed himself and why he call’s himself the “Caliph.”
This is where we have the split in Islam of the two major factions of Sunni and Shia.

Understanding the Koran

To understand the Koran when one attempts to read it you first must realize that it is accompanied by the books of Hadith. The Hadith was written by several prominent Imams with the purpose of interpreting and making sense of the book. Two things that you must know about the Koran:
It is not written by order of events or chronologically, but from the longest verses first to the shortest. Therefore, the earlier verses may appear at near the beginning, the middle or the end.
There are two parts of the Koran, the Media and the Mecca. The Mecca verses are the earlier verses. These are the ones which are most often quoted by Muslims to show that Islam is a religion of peace. It was written when Mohammad lived in Mecca, peacefully with Christians and Jews. It is when he went on the conquest of Medina and conquered it that the verses became more violent.

In the Hadith, we find that the obvious conflict between the verses are resolved. The method that is used is called: abrogation. It is resolved thus, the latter verses abrogate the earlier verses, because Allah can change his mind.
Qur’an 2:106.
(Shakir) “Whatever communications We abrogate or cause to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or like it. Do you not know that Allah has power over all things?”
When you hear or see a Muslim quoting these earlier verses to impose the notion that Islam is peaceful, may be engaging in what is called: Taqiyya.

What is Taqiyya
Taiqiyya is a legal forbearance of Allah whereby a believing individual can deny his faith or commit otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts (including lying) while they are at risk of significant persecution.
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YUSUFALI: Any one who, after accepting faith in Allah, utters Unbelief,- except under compulsion, his heart remaining firm in Faith – but such as open their breast to Unbelief, on them is Wrath from Allah, and theirs will be a dreadful Penalty

Lets examine this. Before 9/11 the 19 who hijacked the airliners, lived a life of not being believers. This living the lie was for the purpose of protecting not only themselves, but their mission. Taqiyya. There are also those who use this lie to portray Islam as peaceful for the defense of it and to promote it. Yet when pushed and argued with, we find they will turn vehemently hostile and even violent.

Islam and Babylon

In the book of Genesis, we find that after the flood, the people were:

In one place and
In one accord, (single mind)
Of one language

Their purpose was to build a temple (mountain, or kingdom) that would reach unto heaven. Nimrod as it is recorded in scripture and in history, was the king of Babel. He was in defiance to God and exalted himself as God. In Islam we have his like in the “prophet” Mohammad. Mohammad is revered as the only “prophet” of Allah. We find that in the escotology of Islam, the 12th Imam, or Mahdi is the re-incarnation of Mohammad. Islam puts him in the same place as Jesus with the Father, that is Mohammad is put in the same position with Allah. He will return as the Mahdi, or Messiah and will be the “praised one.”
And from [part of] the night, pray with it as additional [worship] for you; it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station.

The Mahdi’s purpose is to establish a one world government, Shiria, and a one world religion, Islam. Also important to understand is that Jesus himself will return and renounce that he was the Messiah and put to death all who do not renounce his death, burial and resurrection, he will also proclaim that Mohammad is the prophet of God.

Note: It is also a requirement that to worship Allah one MUST read the Qur’an and worship Allah, in Arabic. One language.

The image of the beast

In Mecca we find an artifact called the Kaaba. It is the duty of every Muslim to bow and face Mecca and the Kaaba 5 times per day in prayers. The Haij or pilgrimage is also a requirement for every Muslim at least once in their lifetime. The Kaaba or the black stone according to tradition was once whiter than milk, but over time has turned black because it assorbs the sins of the Muslims when they touch it. It is bowed to and venerated. In Christians terms it replaces Christ and the one who redeems from sin. This shows us the image of the beast, where one bows to the image and worships the image to save ones life. It is the image of this beast which absolves all sin.
This according to Islam is a mandate by the “beast of the earth.”

Rev 13:11-12 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. 12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

From Wikipedia:
The Beast of the Earth (دابة الأرض Dabbat al-Arḍ), in Muslim belief, will be one of the signs of the coming of the Last Day. This creature will appear after the sun arises in the west. The phrase appears in the Qur’an, in Sura An-Naml. The term also appears in the hadith, which expands upon the activities of the beast. The Qur’an mentions that the Beast will address the unbelievers and admonish them for their lack of attention towards God. The following is the purport of the Qur’anic verse that has been discussed:

And when the Word is fulfilled against them (the unjust), we shall produce from the earth a beast to (face) them: He will speak to them, for that mankind did not believe with assurance in Our Signs.
— Qur’an, sura 27 (An-Naml), ayat 82[1]

The Mark of the Beast

The Beast is mentioned to have the Staff of Moses and the Seal of Solomon. It will strike the face of the disbelievers with the staff; “He is destined for Hell” will be written on his forehead, and his face will blacken and it will brighten the face of the believer with the Ring of Solomon and “He is destined for Paradise” will be written on his forehead.[Mark of the beast]

As it is seen, when the Beast emerges, people will start to believe, but belief will not be accepted anymore because of the emergence of the major signs.

MORE TO COME

IS THIS CHURCH?

Whatever happened to prayer in the church? I don’t mean a lay me down to sleep prayer, I mean seeking after God. Church seems to be more about attracting kids and entertainment and pushing up the numbers of attendance. Churches now want a lot of people present, but it seems they are not worried about the presence of God.

 

QUESTION: Is this a church service?