Saturday, October 11, 2008

It’s Pretty Much Time For American's Of Any Party Etc... To Wake Up!


Loved one, dear fellow American, it's always good to understand exactly what's playing out before us.  More and more Nations and their constituents are deciding on what side they will stand -- on God's side according to the Bible, or on the side of this world's system (including dead religions) that's influenced by Mr. Lu-Cifer. 

So much goin' down so fast before us. Not tryin' to scare anyone or come up with my own unique brand of whacko eschatology as so many do, but you already know, don't you.. what the Bible says'll happen in the Last Days?  I just want to encourage you to recognize the times and be ready. Are you ready for what'll happen? Here's my musings as of late...
  • A lot of Establishment people and other people are afraid, so I honestly never want to cause more people to fear. But you can see that the United States is at a critical crossroads today, and that this is one of the most significant times of her entire history. Sure, God is working here and it is still possible for this generation to experience an authentic spiritual awakening that could stem the tide of evil and gross darkness in our land (it's happened before when citizens got on their knees and confessed their sins), but we all need to be very awake!
  • How significant is America's relationship with Israel? How important is it biblically for us to regularly pray for the peace of Israel and to have a leader who not only stands with her, but is awake, experienced and ready to act to protect her as well as our own people? What are the consequences for the Church and this nation, if we remain biblically illiterate for the most part and misunderstanding what God's purposes are?
  • Do you really know what the goal of resurgent militant Islam is? Do Muslims worship the same God we do? Does it matter?
  • Islam has begun an aggressive sweep across the globe on a scale not seen for 500 years. What can history tell us about the clash of civilizations and worldviews looming before us?
  • Can our prayers, Bible study, fellowship, witnessing and godly living—starting at home—really make some kind of difference?
  • Does God still have a unique purpose for our nation here, America? I believe He does and we can still get on board with it as we fully get on board with Christ allowing Him to be Lord over every area.
What will we do about ISIS, Putin, China, North Korea and all the Refugees? Can we find a leader wise enough and man enough to deal with em all? 

The Sons of Issachar back in the day.. in Bible times knew exactly what to do and we Americans in this century and decade also need to know! 

Hey, I'm really no expert to speak of ..just an average citizen, but just the same…I want to passionately call the Church.. the Body of Christ to it's knees and to clearly understand the times that we live in. Don't just flow with the masses to do what they want to do! Please engage in fervent, educated, earnest intercession for this country and this upcoming election. I really feel it will go well for this people as we pray believing. Yes, and go read about the Sons of Issachar who back in the day, were basically commended in 1 Chronicles 12:32 as people "who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do."

Are you like that? If the Church is to arise and fulfill her calling in this hour, the wisdom of the Sons of Issachar must characterize each believer of this generation as well. Do you believe that we can still make a difference in this land and also worldwide by God's zealous grace? I do.. one life at a time as we sell-out to Jesus completely.. as we pray believing and obey Him. But I don't mean in is some weird herky-jerky, pushy or creepy religious sort of way. I've heard it said, "As the church goes, so goes the nation." How does the church go in your hometown?

Is it giving worship of Jesus, the Word of God and prayer preeminence in all its services in a winsome way? Is it out on the streets and in the workplace where the people are, evangelizing? How about in your community? Do you or your neighbors really care or are you all caught up in lesser temporal things? Are you worried about what your friends will think of you if you get involved?

Jesus said that He, "appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain" (Jn. 15:16, nkjv). Earlier in the same chapter, He said, "By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples" (Jn. 15:8, nkjv). 

Today, with a partisan Congress filled with people looking out for themselves ..with our shaky economy at risk and our financial situation whacked by individuals who are running free from all fitting consequences...

With the election not far off, praying Christians must know the facts and consider the close affiliations regarding both of the candidates. Our close friends influence our thinking. That’s how it is for each one of us.

Yes, in light of what the Bible says, instead of looking to our own feelings each one of us must vote wisely on November 4th and also know our nation needs much more than a positive political outcome. It needs God to intervene.

Man, a lot is at stake in this election! 

We can't afford to do what so many out-of-work, base, attention-craving, B-list celebs are pushing for. We can't afford a liberal victory politically for this country, because we would indeed lose more freedoms and free speech rights. Decent churches, pastors and missionaries will not be exempt either.

Christian, you and I are more known more for what we are against in this society ..instead of what we are for, but if we vote stupid, you and I will be in some hot water quick. You will not be allowed to say certain things about the destructive wrongs a particular group regularly does …when it's time for something to be clearly said!

Yes, we are for Christ and for the same freedoms our forefathers died to give us! We are for what is best not only for our own kids, but also for those of the lost people who live around us. But secular thinkers feel we are clueless about what is best. Perhaps it's because of religious wackos and charlatans of the past, bearing Christ's name. Whatever.. we must live to change all that!

What else? Every item of the homosexual agenda will be approved if we vote ignorant.. if we miss God's leading and vote wrong. All the laws protecting unborn babies (and possibly already born babies in spite of abortion attempts made on their lives) in the future will be gone completely.

Have we forgotten 9-11 already and that we haven't had an attack on American soil since then?

Think about this: In the four wars that Arab armies fought against Israel since the rebirth of their state (1948, 1956, 1967, 1973) the Muslim commitment and motto was: "Drive the Jews into the sea!" You know how Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad (who of course doesn't represent every Muslim) is demanding that Israel be "wiped off the map." 

He and near-rabid Muslims still vehemently hate Jews, Christians and Westerners. They think about killing you and your kids every single day to please Allah (who is not at all the Bible God), and yet we must pray for and not hate those who hate us. Real Christians don't hate or murder people ..or foolishly bomb abortion clinics. We aren't vigilantes here who address the sins of others, by sinning in destroying them or their property (two wrongs don't make one right), even though we Christians have been broad-brushed by the media to all be like that.

Real Christians aren't anti-gay people or anti people of other religions, though we are certainly against the destructive beliefs and actions some people hold to. I want to love and reach gay people just like other sinners. Is it harder for God to save a homosexual than some hedonistic party animal like I was?

During these perilous volatile times I am for a strong defense militarily and for great vigilance at the top. I'm not only for great vigilance at the top, I want a leader who is experienced and ready to act in a moment’s notice to protect our citizens if needed. Do you remember how 9-11 caught us all off guard? I am not for our leader sitting down to negotiate in a politically correct way with avowed terrorists like Mr. Ahmedinejad without any prescribed conditions at all ..to legitimize them as reasonable people and to give what they say credence. Sure there's a place for diplomacy, but to sit down with radical Muslim extremists who repeatedly and overtly say they're committed to killing us and Israel ..that's idiotic-crazy! 

Today there are 1.5 billion Muslims in the world and over 4 million of them live in the USA. 

Many of them are our friends and wouldn't say they are out to hurt others. But listen, we have nothing "radical Muslims" want here, except the oxygen in our lungs. Radical Islam hopes to rule the world by force if that's needed, and obviously many think it's needed. That's why negations with them will never work—it's because of their intense beliefs that they value more than the infidels (you, me and the Jews).

Have you even read what their book says? They simply want to take their book seriously ..unlike many Christians do. Americans don't yet seem to understand that radical Islamists fully believe they will literally bring back the 12th Imam(1) ..a counterfeit Messiah for them, by first bringing chaos and destruction to this world ..especially to Israel (the little Satan) and to the big Satan (America).

Did you know Vladimir Putin (who seems to show only three letters in his eyes ..KGB) has his own plans regarding ISIS? Have you read about the Prince of Rosh, Meshech, Gog (Ezekiel 38:1-6) and the future war between Gog and Magog? You should in it's context, because it will happen in the not too distant future. The Bible says: 
"Now the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 'Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, and say, 'Thus says the Lord God: 'Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops—many people are with you.'" 

Did you know that the war of Gog and Magog will involve the forces of Russia and a coalition of Arab Muslim nations who will come and choke Israel in a murderous way ..from every side until there is no way for the Jews to make it or survive ..unless our God intervenes? And our faithful God will intervene for them. They are still the beloved apple of His eye; His chosen people. Listen, He never blows off any of His commitments or covenants like many people here do.

But how will we make our way through these perplexing issues, the future dangers and all the wild emotions of these times? We can make it in Christ! He has not appointed us (born again Christians) unto wrath. The Rapture of the Church will soon happen. I so hope you are ready! Take heed, for the Word of God still has the answers for us, Christian: 

Here's how we can make it: 

1.) We must keep a right spirit, stay compassionate and intercede. We must prayerfully maintain right priorities, right motives and understand that the times. We must also understand that the death of any human being diminishes the rest of us. We need to stay in the Word and in healthy Christ-exalting churches that have an evangelistic and Bible-teaching aim. We must cherish all types of people of every color, and mourn their deaths and not allow anyone to be murdered! Love always protects others. I choose to let God protect me.

We must… 

2.) Fight the real enemy and win! We are to focus on the Lord and realize that Satan and his minions are the real enemies not people. Christians are to be gentle people of love. We seek to build relationships not to destroy them. Of course there is also a time for judgment and a time for war. I'm so grateful that our forefathers in this country fought in wars that were worth fighting in. It's so sad that they had to kill people in those wars (but unlike what many Christians think, the Bible never calls that type of thing "murder"). Until Jesus Christ returns and wins the ultimate war, wars and rumors of wars will be our lot. Sorry 'bout that – it's because of Adam's sin, our sins, not God's! Yes, the Bible accepts war in some cases ..for the protection of innocent people and the Bible even uses it to illustrate the rigors of spiritual discipleship in the believer's life. But remember, the devil is our primary enemy.

3.) Find the time to examine your own life. Before we get lost in the theological arguments of eschatology or of God's judgment on a country, we each should ask, "How does my life honor God who has blessed me so richly?" Am I right with Him and red hot in a born again Bible-based supernatural experience with Jesus ..as He wishes?

Hey gang, if I were not sure of my eternal destiny, I would be a very frightened person today. Jesus gives me peace in Him today. Has He given you this same assurance of salvation or do you merely hope He will grade on a curve and you will somehow be allowed to enter heaven when you die? The Bible says you can know in advance.

Please remember that the people who died in those 9-11 terrorist attacks weren't afforded a death bed conversion or much time to rethink their position on biblical salvation. Hopefully some got right with God, but how can we know for sure. Listen, if you ever plan on getting right with God, now is the time to be doing that!

4.) Faithfully continue to serve the Lord with full commitment. There is something we can do that will out-live each of us. We can build our lives on the Rock solid foundation of Jesus Christ and also win others into that excellent relationship with Him. We can use our time, talent and treasure (and I'm not after your treasure with this statement ..I'm after you) to influence others in extending God's Kingdom globally—the most powerful Kingdom that will have no end.

5.) Pray and find strength in Jesus Christ. We need to forgive people and first find needed forgiveness in Christ. We must go before the Lord for this land, intelligently vote wisely, looking to God to meet all our needs ..instead of to this world's system. Yes, we are to look to Him to protect us and to guide us in all matters of daily living ..with godly character.

During any upcoming election, a nation like ours is very vulnerable. We don't want the wrong leader put in. An evil person with charisma and magnetic verbal abilities can win when vital facts are ignored or trivialized. Let's pray that God's choice will be put in. You know that Satan is currently the ruler of this world's system, and that is the case due to popular vote so to speak. I won't judge the candidate's hearts. Both are flawed; one far more than another, but most of humanity (on the broad path) and a third of the angels historically have opted for the evil one. Some have voted to reject Christ outright, and others have by default. They simply put Christ, repentance and trusting Him off ..preferring their sin instead. What about you?

It's a good day to be in Christ! I don't ever want to be some negative prophet of doom not offering a Solution. Be reminded that the light shines brightly in the pitch blackness of the darkest night. That's not just some sweet Hallmark kind of theology. I earnestly ask you to join with God's praying people everywhere in understanding the times, in praying for our leaders and in voting so that we can become beacons of hopeful illumination during these defining moments of our national existence.
(1) He is also known as the 12th Imam and he can only return during a time of worldwide chaos (hell on earth caused by radical Muslims). The 12th Imam is the son of 11th Imam al-Hasan al-Askari, who died in 874 in a prison in Samarra (in present day Iraq) without leaving a son and successor. After Imam al-Hasan al-Askari died the teaching arose that he did have a son after all, the 12th Imam, who was called Mohammed ibn Hasan al-Mahdi al-Muntazar. He disappeared and is "hidden" by Allah until the time when he is revealed as the Mahdi (messiah). Enshrining a Myth: The al-Askari Mosque in Samarra, Iraq houses the specific cellar where the 12th imam ostensibly disappeared from.
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