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Tuesday June 19th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Do Not Tempt GOD!


When the Lord came out of the wilderness after having fasted for forty days and forty nights, He was met by satan who tried to tempt Him. Satan tried tempting the Lord by telling Him to turn the stones into bread, the Lord refused. Satan tried again by offering the Lord the governments of the world, again the Lord refused. And satan tried to tempt the Lord by challenging Him to prove He is God by tempting Him to prove it by jumping off the top of the temple in Jerusalem. And to this the Lord replied : "... Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God."

What happens when we or anyone or anything tempts the Lord with empty promises? How does the Lord respond to those who entice Him, but once He arrives offer Him nothing? Let us read and see.

¶ Now in the morning as Jesus returned into the city, He hungered. And when He saw a fig tree in the way, He came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig tree withered away.

And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away! Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:18-21 KJV

Notice how when Jesus and His disciples are a ways off. They could see the fig tree and how the fig tree beckoned to them with its lush green leaves, yet when the Lord arrived, the fig tree had only leaves, no fruit. The Lord didn't say, oh, let us water this tree and fertilize it, let us help it to grow, no, He cursed it. And then told His disciples that they had the same power, if they came to Him in prayer.

Too often people think they can call upon the Lord and offer Him a little bit of themselves and not all of themselves. They think He will be happy with leaves and will wait for them until they are good and ready to produce fruits. Too often people tempt God or one of His with empty promises, thinking that they can set down the rules either for their salvation or for what the preacher will preach. Not so. When you call upon the Lord, you had best be prepared to give Him 100% of yourself, otherwise you may find yourself cursed by God Almighty.

When you call upon a preacher to come and preach, you had best be prepared to hear the sermon, for if you call on the Lord or one of His in jest or halfheartedly, you may just find yourself cursed. Cursed as the fig tree was cursed. Cursed as Paul cursed those who turned their backs on and insulted his preaching.

Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: 2 Timothy 4:14 KJV

Do not call idly to the Lord, do not promise Him yourself and then give Him only a piece of yourself. Do not call or invite His to preach to you or in your arena and then insult that preacher or edit what he says. For as the Lord did to the fig tree, so will He to you. As Paul did to Alexander the coppersmith, so may that preacher do to you.

May the Lord open your eyes and help you to understand His Word, if you are His, and if you are not, may He forgive you and give you one more chance.

Amen.



Monday June 18th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

We are a world of liars!


Doctors tell us it is not a baby in the womb, no, only a bit of tissue. Unless they are opening the womb and operating to correct some perceived imperfection, then it is a baby.

Politicians tell us that we have equal justice under the law. Unless it is the president or some other high mucky muck on trial and then, the felony called perjury, is not as serious as the misdemeanor of spitting on the side walk.

The Justice Department tell us that it is against the law to kill people in first degree premeditated murder. Unless that murder is done by a man wearing a badge and the victim is the wife of a so called 'white separatist'.

Society and the media tell us that guns kill more people each year than anything else. But of course they ignore Aids.

The public school systems worldwide teach that homosexuality is ok and that aids and other sexual diseases can be prevented with a condom.

We have become a world of liars and so called Christians are right at the forefront. We sing "I'll Surrender All", yet what have you done today for the Lord? What will you do today for the Lord? Do your tithes and prayer time come first or last in your life? How often do you miss work? How about church? How often are you late for work? How about church? When you are late for work, do you apologize to your boss? How about your pastor when you miss or are late for services on Sunday?

Yes, we have become a nation and world of liars. Well, let's see if I can get a few of our so called Christian readers to think about something for a minute. First, no doctor should lie about medical fact. He or she should tell you the truth. And so it is with the preacher, no preacher, and all Christians are preachers, should ever say anything they can not support with Scripture. So, when a doctor tells us that condoms will prevent aids, that when the baby in the womb is nothing but a bunch of tissue, he is a liar and will answer to God for it. But worse is when the preacher lies. And let me say it again, every Born Again Christian is a preacher. For once you are Born Again, you are commanded by God to "...Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

Yet how many of you, when preaching actually uses the Word of God, the Holy Bible in your conversations with others? How often do you bring up God's salvation to others? And when you do, how many of you are familiar enough with the Bible to preach it effectively? To answer peoples questions honestly using God's answers from His book? How many of you spend even two hours a week reading and studying God's Word?

How many of you have taken the time to think about the differences between Christianity and the other religions of the world? What do you say when one ask you or claims that there is o differences in religions, that as long as one lives a good life, they will go to heaven? What Scripture will you or could you use?

How many of you have taken the time to rehearse and practice the plan of salvation? How many of you even know the plan of salvation? What would you do or say if you were approached and told that a coworker who just had a heart attack and was on the way to the hospital, was scared and wanted to know what he must do to be saved? Would you know? Or would you do what the Roman Catholic priest did with Timothy McVeigh? What if he died on the way to the hospital, would what you have told him gotten him into heaven if he were serious, or sent him straight to hell because you, in your ignorance, lied to him, given him information of man and not of God?

What if a girl friend of your daughters, told you would like to speak to you, what if she told you that she were pregnant and was thinkink of having an abortion, and that her one question was, "If I have this abortion, where will my baby go?" What would you tell her? Would you give her the politically correct anser of "all babies go to heaven."? What Scripture do you have to support that?

We have become so used to being lied to, that we ourselves have become liars. We sent Bill Clinton back to the oval office for a second term even though we all knew that he is, or so it seems, incapable of telling the truth. We have become so use to being lied to that as we watch George Bush become more and more like his last two predecessors, we seem almost relieved that he too is showing himself to be a left wing liberal, a lair.

Well, it is time to get back to the truth, it is time that we demand to be told the truth. We have to demand truth from first ourselves, second our pastors, third our family and then the media and politicians.

But first we must start with ourselves and our pastors. And the way to do that is to challenge both to show Scriptural source for everything preached. And the only way to do that is to know the Scriptures yourself.

What if I, as a pastor made this statement, "Esther was Mordecai's cousin." Would you accept that or challenge me? Well, if you were to challenge me, what would you claim their relationship to be? For then I would challenge you to explain Esther 2:7 to me. And through that process, we would both be reading Scripture and becoming wiser in the Word of God. And would soon come to know the truth of Esther and Mordecai's relationship.

How important is it for us to tell the truth as Christians?

Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; 1 Timothy 1:9&10 KJV

Look at the group Paul puts liars in with in his letter to his favorite preacher Timothy: murders, pimps, homosexuals, slave traders, perjurers, and others who oppose the word of God. You think this is a group headed for heaven? Do you see any distinction between liars? Anything about Christian liars being exempt from this group?

I know, you are saying to yourself, there he goes again with that Paul character. Well let me let you in on a little bit of Scripture that all who claim to be Christians must accept, for to be a Christian is to acknowledge that Jesus is the Christ and that the Christ is one with the God the Father. Read what the Lord God Creator of all things has to say about the chances of a liar.

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. Revelation 21:8 KJV

So, where does Jesus say all liars will go? Do you think for even one minute that you can be a repentant Born Again Christian and still get away with lying about Scripture? I don't!

The Lord be with you all and may God hold that priest, minister, rabbi or preacher accountable that leads His creations astray. But, even if you are being lead astray by false teachings, by liars with robes, your salvation, as McVeighs was, is on your own head. You have a choice, you can read God's Word yourself or you can trust in those who claims to be preaching God's word and tell you things that have no Scriptural basis.

Read God's Word my brothers, for if one comes across your path in need of and seeking God's grace and salvation and if you say, "I don't know, go ask my preacher" or even worse, make up an answer or give half an answer, you can bet God is not going to reach down and pat you on the head and say "Good boy.". If we are to restore truth, it must start in body of Christ, how we who make up His body defile His body when we lie about His word.

Fathers, it is 364 days till Fathers day, let us commit to teaching our families the truth, let us commit to living our lives as Christians and letting the Word of God be our teacher on how to speak and what to say. Let us commit to demanding truth, from ourselves first, our pastors second, our families third and then the rest of the world. From this day forward, when one of you ask me a question, my first reply is going to be, "What does the Bible teach on that?". So that Fathers day 2002, will be a day we will be proud to be called dad. Read what the Word of God has to say about fathers, what they should be and what they should teach and how they will be held accountable.

The Lord be with you all.

Amen.



Weekend of Saturday June 16th & Sunday June 17th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

To tough, Really?


Some of you have taken the position that I am being to tough on President Bush. You tell me I should be more tolerant of him, more willing to see his government move ahead, more willing to give him more time. Yesterday's thought included this photo:



It generated many a comment, a woman from FreeRepublic.com tells me "...it is horrible, but we must give the president the time to do the things he was elected to do". Another from the same FreeRepublic tells me that "..the president has more important things to worry about right now...". One from the New York Daily Post replied, in regards to the picture "Cool". Another thought it would set the pro-life movement back if we showed pictures like that. A staunch republican within the staff of a so called conservative republican senator told me that "I doubt if you will see a ban to partial birth abortion brought before either house in the congress this year".

While the president has had no trouble appeasing the homosexuals and lesbians in congress, he has left the pro-life community with less than a nothing. President Bush has bent over backwards to appease the communist within both houses of congress and our friends and allies over seas, yet, the baby in the womb seems not to even be on his agenda.

Am I being to hard on the president, by asking you to do nothing to help him other than to pray for him? I don't think so, for Paul teaches us:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? For what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 KJV

Yet president Bush is acting as if Paul had told us to separate ourselves from one another and to associate with heathens.

Paul went on in his letter to the Ephesians to say:

Eph 2:10 For we are Gods workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. We are created to do good works, not to ignore the baby in the womb, the most defenseless of all humans, a little one trapped within his or her mothers womb with no where to run and no one it seems to protect him.

Eph 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. President Bush has spent countless hours having dinner, lunch and meetings with homosexuals, lesbians, communist, pro-abortionist and foreign governments, yet, what about restoring our constitutional freedoms? What about the life of the baby in the womb?

Take a moment to read Titus:

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Titus 1:16 KJV

George Walker Bush claims to be a Born Again Christian, but, he is not walking the walk. He is not separating this government from the horrors that are homosexuality, lesbianism, abortion and communism. Quite on the contrary. He has appointed openly homosexual men and women to high office, he has invited and lunched with communist and atheist. He has appointed pro-abortionist and heeded their council. He has backed down to the most horrendous of all evil governments on earth, the Chinese and the Sudanese. He has withheld open support for God's City Jerusalem by backing off his pledge to move the US Embassy there.

Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus 2:14 KJV

Jesus went up on the cross, to purify us, to give us a way to salvation, not of good works, but by grace, but in return He demands and expects us to do as He has taught, so as to have unto Himself, a people who love to do good works. Good works are doing the things commanded of us by Jesus. This certainly does not mean accepting abortion and putting off the elimination of it.

Yes, my brothers, George Bush needs our prayers, but I'm starting to thing that what he needs most of all is, prayers for his salvation. For his works and deeds do not indicate a born again believer, but a heathen left wing liberal so called social club small c Christian.

James, the half brother of the Lord Jesus, the CHRIST, said:

¶ What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him?

If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? When president Bush claims to oppose partial birth abortion and does nothing to stop it, what has he proven?

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.

Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble.

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered Isaac his son upon the altar? Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect? And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS IMPUTED UNTO HIM FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS: AND HE WAS CALLED THE FRIEND OF GOD. Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. James 2:14-26 KJV

President Bush claims to have been saved, but, are his works showing it? What positions has he take that are of Christ?

How do we know if we should be praying for and signing letters in support of George Bush or praying for his salvation? The Lord God, creator of heaven and earth, Christ Jesus, has told us how to tell a true Christian believer from one who is not saved and therefore in need of prayers for salvation:

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

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

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: 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.

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: 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. Matthew 7:14-27 KJV

When we look at President Bush, what kind of fruits are we seeing? Has he built his home on rock or sand?

Now while many have yelled that I am not giving the president enough time or that I don't understand, or that I am asking to much of the president, others disagree. Jay Sekulow is into week three of his drive to get signatures on a petition to be sent to every senator requesting that they move forward with the president judicial appointee. At this point in time he had 300 thousand signatures on the Ashcroft nomination papers, but to date he has less than 1/10th that for the judicial appointees. Show us your Christian works Mr. President and we will go back to showing you our support.

Pray for President Bush my brothers, pray for his agenda if you believe him to be Saved or join with me and pray for his salvation if you have doubts. Please also pray for Eric Rudolph, for not long ago I had counseled that he should turn himself in, since I felt that with a Christian in the oval office and a Christian as US Attorney General, he would get a fair trial. Now I'm not so sure, so pray that the Lord lead Eric to safety and keep him safe an out of the hands of the government till he can get a fair trial. And if that trial must wait till his day in court before the Lord, so be it, but your prayers for his salvation, if you are not absolutely sure he is saved are necessary as well.

The Lord God of creation, Messiah Yeshua be with you and bless you all.

Amen.



Friday June 15th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Maybe this will help?


I don't know what it takes to get Christians refocused on ending partial birth abortions and then all abortions. Perhaps this will help.



Jesus warns us in Matthew 18:6:

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

Do you perhaps think that He means just the butchers that do the above to babies? Or do you think as I do that He means all those who stand around and let it happen as well? A man whom I love as a brother, Attorney Jay Sekulow, the director of the American Center for Law and Justice, . Is asking us as Christians to sign a letter to our Senators asking them to move forward with the presidents judicial appointments. I would ask you to not lift one finger to help the Bush agenda any further, other than praying for him, till he puts and end to this slaughter back on the front burner where it belongs.

Look, I like the tax cut as much as any, but, while we were working to get that passed, another hundred or more babies were 97% delivered and then murdered. While you're reading this thought or taking the time to sign Jay's letter, another baby is going to end up like the photo above.

I love Jay and I know his heart is in the right place, but, we need to call and end to the murders of babies. We need to stop making the womb the most dangerous place on earth. We need to get the president refocused on priorities that will make Jesus smile, not cry, we need legislation to end abortion. We have been patient long enough, enough babies have died.

The Lord God of Life be with you all.

Amen.



Thursday June 14th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

What if Tim McVeigh did repent?


CNN and some of the other media, while having very little credibility, are claiming that Tim McVeigh repented in his last two hours of life and asked for a priest. Now, not being sure of what is involved in the Roman Catholic Last Rites ceremony I can not say for sure that Tim was actually given an opportunity to accept Jesus, but if he did, I'll bet you that he is now one very happy young saint. I would bet that he is just praising and thanking the Lord for what He did on the cross, for Tim had more than most to be forgiven for.

¶ And one of the Pharisees desired Jesus that He would eat with him. And Jesus went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping, and began to wash His feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed His feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

Now when the Pharisee which had bidden Him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if He were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth Him: for she is a sinner.

And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

And Jesus said: There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?

Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And He said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.

And He turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. And Jesus said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. Luke 10:36-48 ACPNKJV

Many of you were saved at an early age and unlike McVeigh, forgiven little If Tim McVeigh has been Saved, then he has been forgiven much. So, if Tim has accepted the offer of the Lord, praise God! For even what he did is not worthy of hell, only one thing is worthy of hell and that is rejecting the Lord. If McVeigh did not repent, after claiming to be an agnostic, then he deserves hell for he has denied the living God, Messiah Yeshua. But, if he did truly repent, if he did truly beg the Lord to forgive him and to come into his heart, and if he confessed that to that priest or to someone, then Tim McVeigh is in heaven and he deserves heaven because he did all that is required to be forgiven and to be part of the family of the Lord. What about you?

Don't wait, don't procrastinate, ask the Lord into your heart today.

The Lord be with you all, amen.



Tuesday June 12th and Wednesday June 13th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

One day soon


One day, in the not to distant future, some will find themselves in the mansion of the Lord and others will find themselves in the outer darkness and torment of the lake of fire. For there is no purgatory, no third choice, heaven of hell, that's it, those are the choices. Yesterday we spoke a bit about hell, today I will go a bit further. I want to tell you a bit about the suffering of those who will be in hell and the response to them of this 'Lazarus'.

Try to visualize this if you will, the lake of fire, the final 'resting' place of the unsaved, is absolutely dark, there is no light whatsoever. Heaven on the other hand is lite up by the very presence of God Himself, there will be so much light coming from the throne of God that there will be no need for the sun. Heaven is within, hell is outside the gates. Now, imagine if you would that you are standing outside in the darkness of a night with no moon, on a street with no street lights, it is a bitterly cold January night and you are dressed in just street clothes. You are standing on the street and you are looking into a brightly lite home with a party going on. You can see that they have plenty of light, heat, food and drink, all within are happy, laughing and having a wonderful time. It is obvious that all within are close family for their is only gaiety, no arguments, no fighting, not even a cross word. You could have been part of that family, but you rejected the numerous offers from the head of the family to come in and join them. Now you are outside.

As you stare in, cold and shivering, suffering and starving, you see one man inside, a young man about thirty or so, a man in perfect health, no need for glasses, braces, or anything, for he is one hundred percent perfect, and as you stare at him, he looks out the window, you shudder a bit, even though you know he can not see you, and as you look at him, as he stands there with a warm drink in one hand and a morsel fo food in the other, even though he can not see you, he mouths these words, looking directly at you, "I told you!".

That person on the outside will be all the men and women I have told about Christ who have chosen to reject the Lord and go about their sinful ways, that young man will be me. And I promise you that I will continually remind you of the horror of your choice for all eternity by looking out into that vast wasteland of hell and the lake of fire and while not being able to see you and the torment you're in, I will know you're there and I will remind you that you had the chance to be with me, but that you choose hell.

How do I know?

The Bible tells me so!

Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 3:16,17 &18 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 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.

Luke 16:19-26 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

And in hell he who had been the rich man lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

But Abraham said, son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Revelation 21:1-4 ¶ And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

On your own read the rest of the Book of Revelation, see how wonderful heaven will be, see what the judgement will be like and then ask yourself this; will you be with the Lord and me in heaven or will you be on the outside looking in and every once in a while, as you look in, see me look out with a delicious bit of food in the one hand and tipping my wine glass towards you with the other hand, mouth these word, "I told you so!".

It is time to take a stand, it is time to make a choice, who are you going to belong to, God or satan. Your choice, your decision, but keep this in mind, while there are rumors that McVeigh repented in the last moments of his life, I have seen nothing positive on that, but if he didn't, keep this in mind, McVeigh is in hell right now, he is not in hell for the bombing and killing of almost 200 men, women and children, he is in hell for denying the lord Jesus, the Christ!

What about you? Unless you are an abortionist, you can be saved. All you need do is go to the Lord Jesus in prayer and on your knees, acknowledging that He is God, that you are a sinner, that you want Him to take control of your life and that while you are not worthy, you want and beg Him to forgive your sins. And then confess with your mouth that Jesus is indeed the Christ, the Messiah, God Almighty.

Make the right choice, don't wait till the last minute, for that minute may never come, for as satan has locked in the abortionist, he may lock you in as well.

Messiah Yeshua, Christ Jesus be with you all,

amen.



Monday June 11th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

If God would grant me but one request


How I wish I could find a way to get the Christian community down on their knees in prayer and up on their feet out evangelizing their communities. So many times I read and hear how watered down folks seem to think hell is, and maybe it is because of that, that so many Christians leave their Christianity at home and say nothing to evangelize anyone. So, if God Almighty were to ask me what He could do for me, I would say to Him: Lord, please show each of Your disciples here on earth what hell is really like. Let them see hell Lord, let them not be in hell, but only see it. Let them view it just long enough for them to realize what their unsaved friends, family and even those they hate are going to spend eternity in, unless someone takes the time to evangelize them, for Lord, I have run out of ways to get folks on their knees in prayers of salvation and on their feet, evangelizing."

That would be my request. For we as Christians have forgotten, it seems, just how bad hell and then the lake of fire are and how long eternity is. Read what the Lord said:

There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeing Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

But Abraham said, son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receiveded thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. Luke 16:19-31 KJV

Let us focus on the rich man, notice, he is in burning torment, notice that he can see inside the kingdom of heave, notice that there is no indication that Lazarus can see him. Notice that no help can come to those in the flame. Notice that the rich man can only talk to God, he can't talk to any with him. Notice the words of God, "And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence."

Hell and then the lake of fire are not nice places, they are not places where those who are condemned there will frolic and play with friendly little devils in red suits with funny tails and stubby little horns. No, hell is:

And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 25:30 Outer darkness, how dark do you think that is? It is absolute darkness, it is the 100% absence of any light. It is darker than you can even imagine. Weeping and gnashing of teeth, what makes one weep? What makes on gnash his or her teeth? Pain and suffering, that's what. How painful? Look back at the rich man, he is in burning torment. How bad is that fire? How long will it burn? Look at what the Lord says:

41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.

42 And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea.

43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched:

46 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

47 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire:

48 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Mark 9:41-48 KJV

I've left the verse numbers in so that you can see how serious the Lord is in letting you know that hell and the lake of fire for on for ever, that it isn't just hot, it is a burning fire. For He says "Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." Three times the Lord says it, verses 44, 46 & 48. The entire verses are used with just those few words. Hell lasts through the 1000 years following the end of the seven years of tribulation and then comes the eternity of the lake of fire. Verse 43 "...into the fire that never shall be quenched", verse 45 "...into the fire that never shall be quenched", Why did Jesus spend so much time drumming into the heads of His disciples how bad and for how long damnation is? He did it so that they would realize how important it is to pray for the salvation of the unsaved and to get up off their duffs and go and evangelize the world.

For Jesus said:

And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15 KJV

Now, I know that the vast majority of you reading this will say "hmm, he's right, I should do something". But, I also know that you will then go on about your business without giving it another thought. But I also know that if you really understood how bad eternal damnation is and realized that your unsaved family and friends are going there for all eternity. Then you would get up and do something, you would stop worrying about hurting their feelings and start hounding them.

So, my prayer today is: Lord God creator of heaven and earth, if Thy servant has found favor in Thy sight, please grant Thy servant this one petition, I petition Thee Lord to show to all who are Saved hell, not that Thou should let them feel hell Lord, but only that they should see it in all of it's horrors and only long enough to get them to understand both it's reality and it's horrors and to realize that those who are not Born Again will go there and the only thing that can save them is Your Words and that the only way they will hear those words is if someone takes the time to evangelize them.

Thank You Lord and I pray this to Jehovah in the name of His sacred and Holy Son, my Lord and my Master, Messiah Yeshua.

Amen.

Will God hear and grant me this prayer? It depends, it depends on if it is His will or not, for all of my prayers to Him are ended with, Your will be done Lord, not mine by thine. But, if He does, many of you are in for the worst night mare you cannot even imagine. For remember what Jesus said: "into the fire that never shall be quenched: Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." And the words of the rich man as told by the Lord Himself: And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. Imagine how horrible it must be, imagine how terrifying that dream showing hell and the lake of fire will be.

The Lord be with you and get you up doing His service today.

Amen.



The weekend of Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Feed my sheep...


¶ So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter,
Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou Me more than these?
Peter saith unto Him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love Thee. He saith unto him, Feed My lambs.
He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because Jesus said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto Him, Lord, Thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee. Jesus saith unto him,
Feed my sheep.
John 21:15-17 KJV

Wouldn't you love to have the Lord Jesus say that to you? Wouldn't you love Him to say to you "Feed My sheep"? Well, He has and you can. How, you ask? Are you asking yourself if perhaps I don't mean pack up and head to one of the real heathen countries like the Sudan or Africa, or Iraq, or China or Maine, Massachusetts, New York or California?

That, my brothers, is not what I am suggesting at all. What I'm suggesting is that you help a baby Christian to mature. Is there a baby Christian in your church? Could you spend an hour or two with him each week helping him to study the word of God?

Sometimes we forget that when a man comes to Christ, God does not open his head and give him all of the knowledge of the Bible that very same instant. While we expect them to act like mature Christians the second the get through praying the sinner's prayer, that simply does not happen. As a fruit tree planted today takes years to produce fruit, as a baby child needs months to crawl, years to walk and speak, more years to run and read, so does a baby Christian need time to mature. As you feed the fruit tree and nurse it along, just as your wife nursed your baby, fed him soft food and then hard food, so must a baby Christian be brought along. And how is that to happen? Well, the fruit tree might survive without your caring for it, the baby child undoubtably would not, the Christian baby will, in all probability, never mature without help as well. Some do, but most don't.

¶ The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And great multitudes were gathered together unto Him, so that He went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. And Jesus spake many things unto them in parables, saying,

Behold, a sower went forth to sow; And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

And the disciples came, and said unto Him, Why speakest Thou unto them in parables?

And Jesus answered and said unto them,

Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith,
BY HEARING YE SHALL HEAR, AND SHALL NOT UNDERSTAND; AND SEEING YE SHALL SEE, AND SHALL NOT PERCEIVE: FOR THIS PEOPLE'S HEART IS WAXED GROSS, AND THEIR EARS ARE DULL OF HEARING, AND THEIR EYES THEY HAVE CLOSED; LEST AT ANY TIME THEY SHOULD SEE WITH THEIR EYES, AND HEAR WITH THEIR EARS, AND SHOULD UNDERSTAND WITH THEIR HEART, AND SHOULD BE CONVERTED, AND I SHOULD HEAL THEM.
But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.

When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Matthew 13:1-23 KJV

Which will the baby Christians in your church become? Will they be devoured, choked ,or flourish? That, my brother, may be up to you. If you take the time and invest the effort in one little one, he may be the next great preacher of the earth. If you ignore him, he may fall by the side and be devoured by the birds of satan's workers.

The Lord God bless you all this weekend, and please pray for the baby Christians of the world, pray that each will have one mature Christian help them by feeding them the word of the Living God, Messiah Yeshua. Pray for the baby Christian in the oval office, keep our president in your prayers, pray for his family and for him. Pray that the Lord will take the distractions away so that he may focus on the elimination of abortion and communism in our country.
Amen.



Thursday June 7th and Friday June 8th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Rush Limbaugh loves liars!


But only if they are republicans. As long as the man lying is a republican, he should know that good ole Rush will cover him day and night and work unceasingly to make him in to a national hero. And with good reason, for his liberal Methodist upbringing makes him the perfect candidate to love such evil, for do they not serve the same god.

Jesus teaches us in John 8:44

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Let us take a minute to look at two of Rush's favorite lying gods. Ronald Regan, Rush's tin god of the year, never a bad word spoken by the man with the golden mike about this icon of leftist conservatism. Regan ran on a platform of getting rid of two federal agencies, the Departments of Energy and Education. Did he? No he didn't. Did Regan who claimed to be pro-Life lift even one finger to end or limit abortion? No again.

Let's look at another of Rush's tin gods. George Walker Bush, president of these United States. It is day 138 of the current Bush regime, and as you read this, little Johnny is being ripped apart. President Bush doesn't seem to care to much about little John, for after all, John can't vote, and while if his mom allowed him to live, he would be able to in only 18 years and 15 days, for in 15 days Johnny would be born, but today, he is a baby in the womb about to be slaughtered and offered up as a human sacrifice to satan, in the pagan service called Partial Birth Abortion. Like his father and his idol, Ronald Regan, before him, George Walker Bush doesn't care about little Johnny, doesn't care about him any more than Olympia Snowe, Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, Susan Collins and Rush Limbaugh do. For not one of them will lift a finger or a golden EIB mike to scream about this atrocity. Not one will utter one word in hopes of getting little Johnny a stay of execution.

So, today, 138 days after the president made it clear that he wanted an end to this horrific murder of innocent babies int the womb, little Johnny is about to be killed, cut up and sold for parts, like a junked car. And on Monday June 11th, in the 142nd day of the brutal Bush regime, more people will protest to save the life of mad murderer Timothy McVeigh than will mourn the death of little Johnny and the little girl the abortionist as high priest of baal, is preparing to offer up to satan that day.

Lord, I will not put you in a box by asking you to be kind, I will simply ask You to use whatever means is necessary to wake up president Bush and radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh to the horrors of partial birth abortion. To Jehovah I pray in the name of Yeshua.
Amen.



Wednesday June 6th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Whose Fellowship?


If you want to get drunk, you go to a bar. If you want loose women, you go to places where loose women hang out. If you want to hear dirty filthy God demeaning jokes and conversation, you go to places where Christ haters hang out. If you want to be accepted by homosexuals and lesbians you hang around with them.

But where do you go if you want to know God? If you want to rub shoulders with God's people? You go to church of course.

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.

And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now;

If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:

But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
All are KJV

Got a question about any of these verses? Don't know where they are in your bible? Go ask your pastor. Go to your bible study group and ask them to help you find and study these verses. Don't belong to or attend a good Christ based bible preaching church? Go find one, for how can you be a good witness for the Lord, if you insist on ignoring His people and His commands? How can you give strength to and receive strength from the Body of Christ, if you refuse to be around the Body of Christ?

The Lord Yeshua be with you all.
Amen



Tuesday June 5th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Boys; why you need to marry a Christian virgin.


Today's thought is for young men between the ages of 12 and marriage. Guys, I want you to think about your future wife and your future family. But first let's go back a bit in your memory if we can. When you were two or three, who taught you how to walk, who changed your diapers, who softly sang you to sleep? What did she sing? Did your mom sing songs about drunks and girls who sleep around? Or did she sing songs about Jesus and salvation? Which type of music do you want sung to your kids? Marry a non believer and she will sing country and western and worse, marry a Born Again Christian virgin and she will sing songs of Jesus to your little ones.

When you were four or five, who was there for you when you fell and skinned your knee, got bit by a bug, stung by a bee or had the measles? Who was it that cared for you? When you had the measles, what kind of books did your mom read to you? What kind of television shows did she let you watch while you recovered on the couch? What kind of stories do you want your wife to read to your kids? The stories of modern drama or the stories of the Bible? Marry a heathen and your kids will be watching soap operas and looking at the national enquirer. Marry a Born Again Christian who had enough personal dignity and love of the Lord to stay a virgin till your wedding night and she'll read them stories from the Bible, she will spend enough time with them that they won't need television as a baby sitter.

When the time arrives for your children to go to school, do you want them sent to the public school system or do you want them taught at home? Get serious and think about it, do you really want your babies in that public school? Think about what you hear and see in the halls, think about what you hear and see in the classroom. Do you want your babies subjected to that garbage? Marry a secular woman who said yes the second night you went out with her or before and you can expect her to dump your kids in the local kiddie kennel the day after their turn two months and into pre school and the public school system before her stomach even goes down. Marry a young Christian lady who has so much pride in herself and love of the Lord that she refused you till your wedding night and you have a lady that will love and home school you kids.

Do you want your wife wearing string bikinis? Do you want your daughter on the pill by the age of 13? Do you want your son with an earring at 5? Marry a secular liberal and you can bet she'll flaunt her body, and dress your daughter like a tramp. Marry a Born Again Believing and confessing Christian and you'll have a woman who saves her charms for you, daughters who blush at the idea of appearing mostly naked in public and sons who will not mark their bodies.

Want your kids using drugs? Want them wearing black and hanging at the video arcade? Want your daughters tuning into the planned parenthood site for teens? Marry a secular heathen. Want your kids innocent, honest, in love with their families, intelligent, well educated and proud of you while making you proud of them? Then marry a woman who will teach them God's book, who will teach them God's rules, who will teach them to love, honor and respect their parents.

¶ Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her. Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:10-31 KJV

Isn't the lady the writer of proverbs describing what you really want for a wife?

In closing let me just add this, if you have read this, you, are most likely, A Born Again Christian. What do you have in common with a heathen? Let's look at what Paul says:

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? What concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 KJV Boys I know Britney Spears looks good, I know that the girls who dress like her are appealing, but do you really want them raising your kids? And worse, do you want them killing your kid(s) while they are trapped in their wombs? Keep this in mind, Christian virgins don't have abortions, virgins don't get aids, don't get sexually transmitted diseases and don't have any reason to murder their babies while they sleep peacefully in the supposed safety of their mothers wombs. Boys, the Bush girls are famous, they are very attractive, but would you really want either of them teaching your daughters how to be ladies? And guys. Do your future wife a favor, keep your zipper up till your wedding night and be strong and help her to stay chaste for you. For her virginity is your wedding gift from God.

I will pray for you and her, I will pray that God will give you the strength to hang in there till the lady the Lord has prepared for you comes into your life. God be with and bless you kids, for you are the future of this nation and this world.

Amen.



Monday June 4th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Corinthians 1&2 marriage


In Paul's letters to the Corinthians, we find some real pearls dealing with marriage. We find a warning for believers contemplating marriage to a non believer, to bad Samson didn't read this before he went off looking for a wife.

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? What concord hath Christ with Belial? What part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols?

For ye are the temple of the living God; and as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 KJV

While this deals with all of your relationships and not just that of marriage, it is especially important to those considering marrying or going in to partnership with a non believer. When two believers have problems, all a preacher need do is take out the Word of God, the Holy Bible and counseling is really quite easy. But to the heathen, the Word of God means nothing and to the Believer, the word of secular counseling means naught.

But what if, like Sampson, the Word of God is ignored and the Believer does marry a heathen? What then?

... If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away. And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.

For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace. For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife? 1 Corinthians 7:13-16 KJV So, once a man or woman who is a Born Again, washed in the Blood of the Lamb, a true Christian, gives in to his or her emotions and marries a non believer, the end of the world has not come. But, because the unbeliever is not occupied by the Holy Spirit, something serious is missing in that marriage that may result in the believer being divorced. You see, a wife is commanded by God to be obedient to her husband, the husband is commanded by God to be willing to suffer and die for his family. The non believer is not bound by either of these commands.

Often times a heathen will ask, "You mean a wife has to obey her husband regardless?" The answer of course is "Yes." The next thing out of the non believers mouth is, "What if he tells her to prostitute herself or rob a bank?" Now, what is hard for the non believer to understand is that a Born Again Christian could not do that, for within him is the Holy Spirit and while the Spirit does allow us freedom of will in 99.9% of the cases, there are some things that He will simply not let or allow us to do. And He can and will prevent us from doing something that will harm our wives, for when we accepted the Lord, we gave ourselves and our freewill to Him.

So, while a non believer is content to live with the Christian, all is well and the Christian should live with and put up with the heathen, but when the heathen ask something of the Christian that crosses God's Word, then it is time for the non believer to take a hike. I believe that in this case the divorce can be filled by either party. But a warning to you who are unevenly yoked, do not leave for light and transient reasons. For once you have left that marriage, if you were a Born Again Believer before the divorce, you can not get remarried. Do you understand what I am telling you? Before you marry a heathen, remember, until you are a widow or widower, you are married in the eyes of God and you are not to get remarried. If on the other hand, the non believer sees another he or she wishes to marry, he or she is not bound by the Word of God, so he or she can get remarried. For what difference does it make? The non believer is going to hell anyhow. So what if he or she has twenty marriages. But, for you the believer, you as a Christian, are bound to the Word of God.

And if that heathen with twenty marriages under his or her belt comes to the Lord afterwards, well, then they are new creature and all their past sins are forgiven and from that time forward they are under the command of the Spirit and the Word of God.

And Dad's you had best make sure your sons and daughters understand this, for if your kids are Christ, then they can marry only once.

There is but one exception to that rule, let us read what the Lord has to say about divorce:

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. Matthew 5:32 KJV

Don't read between the lines, it is safer to err on the side of caution than it is to err on the side of spitting on ignoring the Word of God.

The Lord be with you all, and may He bless you and make you a blessing to one other this day.
Amen.



Weekend June 2nd & 3rd, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!


Oh how my email, voice mail and conversations ring with the condemnation of one by another. "He did this ...", or "he did that ...", "he should be more this ..." or "he should be more that ...". Guys, for the next week, let us all try to do just one thing. Let us all try to look at ourselves before we criticize another. Let us take a moment to look at our own lives before we decide how another must live. I'm not for one moment suggesting that you not be judgmental, you should and you must judge others, but judge them by the same standards that you judge yourself.

Turn with me to Matthew chapter seven, five of the most oft quoted yet most ignored verses in the bible are contained in the first verses of Matthew seven.

And Jesus said to them Judge not, that ye be not judge, for with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: And with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

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

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. Matthew 7:1-5 KJV

What is the Lord saying? He is telling us that we are not to judge unless we judge others by the same standard that we know God will judge us. He is telling us that the way we deal with other Born Again Believers is the way He will deal with us.

He is then asking us, how it is that we can judge the little sins of others, while we have large major sin in our own lives, He further ask us how we can even see the little sin in our brothers and sisters in the Lord's lives when we so easily ignore the large sin in our own lives.

Jesus then makes an accusation of His own against us who are so easily judgmental of others, He calls us HYPOCRITES! Not a good name to be called, but GOD ALMIGHTY.

It is the weekend, take some time and look at your own lives and at those whose lives you criticize. Before you condemn the actions of another, whether it is president Bush and his somewhat rowdy daughters, of John Ashcroft and his handling of the communist that make up thirty plus seats in the US Congress. Put yourself first in their shoes, then judge them as you would want God to judge you if you were in their positions. Wives, before you tell your husband what he should do or shouldn't do, how he should run his bushiness or deal with the neighbor, look in your own closet. Ask yourself honestly just how you would do it if you were the one who had to address the problem.

Commanders and school officials, before you condemn, are you condemning based upon God's law or upon the rules of political correctness, how would you have reacted under the same set of circumstances and how do you think Jesus is looking at the actions that you are now judging?

And your pastor, if you doubt he was called by God to lead your church, go find another church. For the pastor is the head of the local congregation and God will hold him responsible, but you are commanded to obey him as your children are commanded to obey you.

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. Hebrews 13:17 KJV

God Himself will be the judge of every preacher, He will judge us differently and more strictly then He judges others,. So, don't make our lives more difficult, don't be a stumbling block to your pastor, he has a heavy enough load to carry and his job is difficult enough job as it is.

Bottom line, judge others the way you know you will be judged by God, not the way you would like to be judged by God. How do you know how God will judge you? Read His book, read your bible. For in His book, your bible, you will find all of His rules, the ways He wants you to live and that is the standard by which He will judge you and the standard by which you should judge others.

God is not going to read Benjamin Spooks book to try and understand how you raised your children. He is not going to read marriage counseling books written by devote homosexuals, lesbians and politically correct heathens to try to understand where you went wrong in your marriage. He is going to judge you by the way He instructs us to live in His book, your bible.

And this week, please keep in prayer those men serving at the bottom of the ocean, those men who sit for six months at the bottom of the sea in dead silence waiting for the order to come to either come home or launch enough missiles to take a country the size of China and turn it into a nuclear waste land. Keep the Captain and crew of the subs called boomers in your prayers.

The Lord God Yeshua be with you all, may He bless you and teach you the patience it takes to be a child of God, a Christian.

Ahem.



Friday June 1st, 2001AD, 6314 AC

If you're in command, you'd better think twice!


At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?

And Jesus called a little child unto Him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in My name receiveth Me. Now, watch the but, because it is the but, you had best be worried about.

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! Matthew 18:1-7 KJV

If you are an E-5 or above, a teacher, principal, guidance councilor, superintendent of schools, a doctor or a nurse, you fall into the category of one in command, ad you had best read and heed the words above and below.

I've said this before and I am going to say it again. There are two things our government does that can and will cause a ton of those in command to rot in hell. And let me tell you something, while you're rotting in hell, you'll be able to look across the gulf and see me enjoying myself and laughing at you. And that will be through all eternity! For you see there is no purgatory, only heaven and hell.

Now let's look at the two offences that our government foists upon His children that will cause so many NCO's Officers and those in the public schools to rot in hell throughout all eternity.

First let's start with you career military, when you teach a youngster within your command that sniping is anything other than first degree premeditated murder, you are lying to that lad and are causing him to be led astray. When you say to him, "it isn't a man, it is the enemy". You are lying, for a target at 900 yards out has no way of defending himself or fighting back.. When you lie in wait at that range, line up, squeeze the trigger and kill, you have committed first degree premeditated murder and that my friends will cause that young man and you to go to hell. Unless you find Christ and accept that which He has done for you.

You in the public schools do even worse, for you tell little girls and little boys that it is alright to spit in Gods eye by becoming a homosexual, you tell little girls that is nothing but a mass of tissue as you lead them to the abortionist. And if you think you'll get a wink of the eye and a nod from the Lord on the day of judgement, you had best read again those words of the Lord above. For there will be no cold days in hell, there will be no hell freezing over and it will be a cold day in hell indeed when you'll see your way clear to leave it. When you teach a child in your care to disobey the works of the Lord your God, you had best understand that you will be held accountable. Look again:

But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in Me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! But, who ever leads one of My little ones astray, well, it is better for him or her to drowned in the ocean than what will happened to him or her at judgement. The Lord goes on to say, that these offences to little ones will come, but woe unto him or her that does it. If you think you can lead a child astray through political correctness, you best guess again. If you think you can turn a 17 or 18 year old into a cold blooded premeditated murderer and walk away free, you are wrong. If you think you can teach a young girl to kill her baby and be held unaccountable by God, you are wrong, dead wrong.

The Lord has allowed you to be put over them to do what is right in His sight, to teach them the things that will get them into heaven. When you choose to lead them to damnation, you are first leading yourself there. Think about it.

Lord open their eyes, teach them to come to you. Lord i ask you to give us another chance, I ask you to give us revival and one more chance, I ask this of Jehovah in the name of Yeshua amen.



Thursday May 31st, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Pray for ... .


When ever you speak to God, when ever you invoke the name of the Lord, when ever you call upon the Lord, in demand, in beseeching or in question, you are praying. When your teenage daughter cries, because, "you don't understand" and you look up to heaven, either with your eyes or with just your heart, and say, "Lord help me", you are praying. When your teenage son's heart is broken and he is convinced that no girl will ever like him, and you look to heaven and say "Lord help me." you are praying.

When you are listening to the news, either the communist news network, one of the communist front organizations on the major media or the truer more honest news of shortwave radio and you hear mention of to days headlines. And you look to heaven and say "Lord help us." or "Lord help the president and attorney general to do what is right." you are praying. When you drive by a planned parenthood abortion mill and say "Lord, please do unto them what they are doing to Your babies." You are praying. But do you follow these prayers up with the prayer that is always answered? The 4 words that Jesus spoke so often, Thy will be done ?

After this manner therefore pray ye:

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 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. Matthew 6:9-13 KJV

Let us look at the Lord's prayer again, but this time in the language more in use today.

¶ Use this guideline to pray:

Our Father who is in heaven, Holy and Sacred is Thy name. Father, let Thy kingdom come. Let Thy will be done here on and throughout all the earth, just as it is in heaven. Father, please, give us this day our daily bread, not the bread that we eat only, but the most important bread, the bread of Thy word, for as You have taught us Lord, Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4 KJV

Father, please forgive our sins, oh Lord forgive me for the things I have said, the things I have done, the things I have thought and even those things I have dreamt that have offended Thee, Lord, please help me to forgive those who have done things to harm me, help me to forgive all whom I have anything against. Forgive me Lord as I forgive others.

Lord please protect me and mine form the temptations of this world, and keep us safe from satan, his minions, his ilk and those who serve him knowingly and unknowingly. Deliver us and protect us from evil: For, Lord God creator of all things, This is Your kingdom, and all the power, and the glory, are Yours for ever. Amen.

How important is it to add those 4 little words? As Jesus was coming within a day of His crucifixion, He prayed this prayer: O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done. Matthew 26:42 KJV What Jesus was saying is Father, if there is no other way, but that I be crucified, Your will be done, not mine. For His being a man, the Lord know how painful His crucifixion would be.

Did not God create all things? Does that not include you, me and all man kind? Were we not created in His image? Since we are His creations, should we not serve and worship Him? Should we not be doing His will? If so, why are we hesitant to add in those four little words, Thy will be done.

I ask the Lord this very day, to in your lives and for our government, let and cause His will be done. For when His will is done all is perfect all is right and all is as it should be.

Amen



Tuesday May 29th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Better than a promotion!


Yesterday we looked at a few of those things we as Christian soldiers should concentrate on. Today let us take a moment to look at the next two verses of Hebrews 13 and see a bit of the rewards.

Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. If you were to read just Leviticus chapter eighteen, you would understand what God is telling you here. He is telling you that no matter what you and your wife do, sexually, it is all right in the eyes of God. But, any form of sex outside of marriage is an abomination in the eyes of the Lord. Skip ahead in Leviticus to chapter 20 and read verse 18. Notice that God is saying that if two men do sexually what a man is allowed to do with his wife, they should both be subject to capital punishment. God is telling us that the sex that two men or two women can do together is worthy of death when done by two of the same sex, but, is allowable and acceptable when done by a husband and a wife.

Let your conversation be without covetousness; Don't speak about how you wish you had this or that, praise God for what He has given you, use your voice to thank Him, not complain to some other of what you wish you had.

and be content with such things as ye have: Don't be envious, not envious of the things your friends have, your brothers have, or that any others have. Be happy with the things the Lord has given to you.

And what is the reward we receive for abiding by and taking our orders from God? for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrew 13:4&5 KJV

May the Lord God Yeshua bless you all this day. Pray for our brothers and sisters, pray for those who request prayer and pray for God's people who have not asked by God knows are in need. The Lord give you all peace and let Him lead you all in the direction He would have you go. And try to keep in mind those baby Christians, we sometimes expect so much from them. Forgetting that a baby needs to walk before he can run, crawl before he can walk and just lay there and make funny little noises before he can even crawl.

And one last thing in closing, pray for the children that are so despised by their parents, that their parents send them to public schools. If you think they are not being influenced by the forces of evil, ask yourself this, why are the homosexuals and lesbians trying so hard and working so diligently to implement their agenda and their lifestyle in the kindergartens and first grades? It is because if they can get the kids at that age thinking along those lines at that age, they will be easy pray when they get just a bit older. Pray to God for those kids. For without your prayers and the Lords intervention, those kids will be spoiled and destroyed at a young age. Keep your children at home, homeschool them and if not then send them to Christian Schools, not parochial schools, Christian Schools. You would not send your Christ believing kids to a school run by Muslims and teaching Islam, so why would you put your kids in the grasp of the Roman Catholic cult?

God be with and bless you all,
amen.



Tuesday May 29th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Veterans: Attention!


Some time ago, you were in the military, or you are currently serving. But in order to be called a veteran, you must be in or have been in the Armed Forces of these United States. While in, you served your country. Now, it is time to serve Christ! So, let us look at your marching orders.

¶ Let brotherly love continue. Love one another even as Christ has loved you. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34 KJV
Look not for the faults of one another, but instead look for the strengths of one another. Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 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? 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. Matthew 7:1-5 KJV
This is not for the general public, but for those who are Saved, those who are your brothers and sisters in the Lord. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. John 17:9 KJV

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. When a stranger comes to you, looking for help or not, help them.
¶ And the LORD appeared unto Abraham in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, and said, My Lord, if now I have found favor in Thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash Your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant.

And they said, So do, as thou hast said. And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetched a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat. Genesis 18: 1-8 KJV
Not only should you help them physically, your help should include witnessing, for your primary job here on earth is to Preach the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15 KJV

Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
Visit those in the prisons, those who are sick, those who are in pain.
¶ When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, ¶ When the Son of man shall come in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then shall He sit upon the throne of His glory: And before Him shall be gathered all nations: and He shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And He shall set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on His right hand, Come, ye blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave Me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took Me in: Naked, and ye clothed Me: I was sick, and ye visited Me: I was in prison, and ye came unto Me.

Then shall the righteous answer Him, saying, Lord, when saw we Thee an hungred, and fed Thee? Or thirsty, and gave Thee drink? When saw we Thee a stranger, and took Thee in? Or naked, and clothed Thee? Or when saw we Thee sick, or in prison, and came unto Thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me. Matthew 25:31-40 KJV

So, as when you were in the service, you arose prepared to do your duty for country, let you now arise and be prepared to do your duty to GOD. For as you worked to earn rank in the military, how much more important is it to work your way up in the ranks of those looking to enter the kingdom of God. For while it is a zillion times better to be a horse fly in the stable of the Lord Yeshua than it is to be the CEO of hell, what you do here on earth during this life, will determine your status in heaven throughout all eternity.

The Lord God be with you all and let us all strive to challenge the Apostles in our working for the Lord.

Amen.



Thursday May 24th through The Memorial Day weekeend, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Rest.


Then cometh Jesus to His disciples, and saith unto them, sleep on now, and take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Matthew 26:45 KJV

And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told Him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat. Mark 6:30&31 KJV

I am going to heed the words of the Word and take a rest. My wife and I are going camping for the weekend. So, there will be no thoughts posted until next Tuesday morning, May 29th.

I do pray you will all have a safe and blessed Memorial Day weekend. I pray that on this weekend you will take a moment to ponder on what those men we celebrate fought and died for. They did not die for communism, socialism, fascism or so as to see their posterity enslaved with taxes, their grand children and great grandchildren murdered in the womb. They didn't die so that their granddaughters could put on a uniform, risk their lives and defend their grandsons.

They died so that we could continue to reap the benefits of a free society governed by the people through elected public servants. Not homosexuals, lesbians, abortionist, communist sympathizers, and members of the courts who would undermine our God given and Constructional rights.

Take a moment this weekend and think about what you would fight and die for. For that is probably what those, we remember on Memorial Day, whose time in the military and the militias fought and died for.

The Lord be with you and take your rest my brothers, rest while you can, for as the Lord has told us, the time is short. Oh come soon Lord Jesus, come soon.

Amen.



Tuesday and Wednesday May 22nd and 23rd, 2001AD, 6314 AC

The three Rs.


No, I'm not talking about the three Rs of education, I'm taking about the three Rs that really matter. The three Rs that matter to those who are Pro-Christ, pro-life, pro-constitution, pro-freedom, pro-gun and are both proud to be American Christian patriots and willing to accept the risk and responsibilities that come with our God given and constitutional right. And, no, the three Rs are not rights, risk and responsibility.

The are Rapture, Revival or Revolution. As I watch the happenings in Israel, I can not help but think that we are very close to one of the three R's. For if Israel is to be free, either God or the US must get involved. As it stands now, the media, the UN and most of our politicians are so blinded by satan, that they do not realize that the Arabs can stop the war anytime they want to by simply stopping their attacks, for which Israel rightly, retaliates for. But, the media, the UN and the blinded heathens in the House and Senate, and even in the Cabinet of the President, can not see that, all they see is the destruction Israel does when they retaliate for the murder of their citizens.

So, how does it end? Do we send a special envoy over and all will be well? Do we copy the Carter/Clinton idiot behavior of ‘shuttle diplomacy', at the expensive of Israel?

No, we turn to God and let Him be our guide. At this time I am convinced that the Lord will guide us, by causing one of the three R's to happen. If He Raptures His church, well, the book of Revelation tells us the story of what happens in that case, praise God, come soon Lord Jesus.

But, what if the Lord does not Rapture His church at this time and Israel starts to be overrun? Then in order to find the support within these United States to go and fight and support Israel, the Lord would have to cause a great Revival. For it is only the Born Again Christian that is so immersed in the Bible that he understands that Israel does not belong to the Jews, it belongs to God Almighty and that He has promised it to His Son. Why Revival? Well, look around you, look how small the Born Again Christian community is at this time, look at how weak we are politically. Want to see how small a group we really are? Look at the difference between the enrollment of the public schools and that of the combined Christian schools and home schooled population. No truly Born Again believer would send his or her child to public school. No true believer would endanger their children to the extent that putting them in a public school does. So, solid, real Revival becomes a must and that only happens at the direction of and the hand of the Holy Spirit.

But, what if President Bush were to die and a non believer like Vice President Cheney took over? What if then President Cheney were to make the likes of Secretary of State Powell his Vice President? Would we then come down on the side of the Arabs and not those the Lord has entrusted to care for His Son's inheritance? How would we counter that, other than by Revolution?

Keep your eyes on Israel my brothers and sisters, because we are seeing the end times right before our eyes. Not on CNN, not on the petey jennings news hour brought to you by a little rat that owns people traps on both coast, Europe and Japan. No, find a good Israeli news station like Artuz 7, and watch prophecy unfold.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for the safety of President Bush and continued Bible studies done with him by Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Artuz 7 real uncensored news from the Middle East

¶ Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Psalm 122:6 KJV

If we as a nation and a people pray for the peace of Jerusalem, we will show our love for God's land and He will reward us, by prospering us as a nation and as a people.

The Lord God of heaven and earth be with you, may He bless you as you have been a blessing to me, may He keep you safe and may He protect and guide you. May He make you a blessing to one other this day. And may He help you to remove your children from the public school arena. You would not send them to Somalia or China to be missionaries at eight and twelve years old, do you think the public schools are any less dangerous for their Christian walk and upbringing?

Amen.



Monday May 21st, 2001AD, 6314 AC

The Peacemakers


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

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

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matthew 5:5,9-12

Who are these meek that shall inherit the world? Who are these peacemakers that God shall call His children?

Let's take a minute to think about what is happening in the Sudan. The Muslim government, through the use of it's Muslim troops, are as you read this thought, rounding up Christians girls and selling them into slavery as prostitutes and concubines. These little girls are on average about 8 years old. Likewise they are abducting little Christian boys and attempting to convert them to Islam by schooling, torture and if unable to succeed, killing them. Christian adults are routinely simply tortured and murdered, usually in front of their families. Think they qualify, in the eyes of the Lord, to be called the meek? I do, I think these Christians and others world wide that can not fight back, not by lack of will, but by lack of weaponry and training are the meek the Lord is referring to. And I have no doubt that the Lord will open His arms to receive them.

But, who are the peacemakers? Are they the UN, the US, NATO, and other governments and governmental bodies who refuse to rescue these Christians? Who refuse to arm them?

Or are they those brave souls who against overwhelming odds are buying back these Christians slaves and returning them to their families? Or perhaps they are the few, the brave, the honorable who are smuggling in arms against unbelievable odds and at even more unbelievable risk to themselves, arming, training and fighting with those persecuted Christians?

Vice President Dick Cheney has kind of chastised Israel for fighting back against Muslim extremists terrorist, he like so many others seems intent on backing the murderers and leaving the victims unarmed and defenseless. I would ask you to pray for the Bush Cheney administration, pray that they will support Israel in it's fight for life against the Muslims and support, arm, train and fight for the Christians in the Sudan, China, Egypt and throughout the rest of the world where they are being regularly sent to death, slavery and the body parts shops.

May the Lord be with and keep safe His Peacemakers and may He give strength, courage and peace to His Meek. And may the Lord bless you and make you a blessing to another this very day.

Amen.

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Weekend of May 19th and 20th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Healing verses


I seem to spend more and more time in hospitals with brothers who are extremely ill. Cancer and all sorts of serious and vicious infections seem to be on the rise. Steve in Kentucky suggested the below as healing verses, and I agree, this is a list all should print out and have at hand.

Attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are medicine unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Proverbs 4:20-22

For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord. Jeremaih 30:17

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities and healeth all thy diseases. Psalms 103:3

Do not fear; for I am with you: Do not anxiously look about you; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; surely, I will help you; surely will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. 1Corinthians 16:13

If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. Exodus 15:26

I. even I, am He that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid or a man that shall die, and the son of man which shall be made of grass. Isaiah 51:12

Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for He hath come, and He will heal us; He hath smitten and He will bind us up. Hosea 6:1

Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto His people Israel, according to all that He promised: there hath not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised by the hand of Moses His servant. 1Kings 8:56

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalms 147:3

Oh Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Psalms 30:3

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise. Jeremiah l7:l4

Whom have I in heaven but thee And there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever. Psalms 73:25-26

For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 2Cointhains 1:20

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God, And whatever we ask, we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments, and do the things that are pleasing in His sight. And this is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His son Jesus, the Messiah, and love one another Just as He commanded us. And the one who keeps His commandments abides in Him and He in him, And we know by this, that He abides in us, by the Spirit which He has given us. 1John 3:21-24

And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything recording to His will, He heareth us: And if we know that He hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know we have the petitions that we desired of Him. 1John 5:14-15

Who His own self bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness by whose stripes ye were healed. 1 Peter 2:24

Truly, truly, I say unto you, if you shall ask the Father for anything, He shall give it to you in My name. Until now you have asked for nothing in My name: ask and you will receive, that your joy may be made full. John 16:23-24

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all of His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving; kindness and tender mercies; who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. Psalms 103:2-5

Do you not know? Have you not heard, the everlasting God, the Lord, Creator of the ends of the earth, does not become weary, or tired? His understanding is inscrutable, He gives strength to the weary, To him who lacks might, increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, yet those who wait; for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings as eagles; they will run and not become weary. Isaiah 40:28-31

He sent His word, and healed them, and delivered them from all their destructions. Oh that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men! Psalms 107:20-22

Surely He shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. Psalms 91:3

A thousand shall rally at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall come nigh thee. Psalms 91:7

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalms 91:10-11

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of all of them. Psalms 34:19

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. lllJohn:2

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. Exodus 23:25

So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. Isaiah 55:11

You shall remember the Lord, your God: For it is he who has given you power to make wealth, that he may confirm his covenant which he swore with your fathers. Deuteronomy 8:18

Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord. Psalms 144:15

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness, and every disease among the people. Matthew 9:35

And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, He called to her, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And He laid His hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. Luke 13:11-13

And great multitudes came unto Him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and He healed them: Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel. Matthew l5:30-31

And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion toward them, and He healed their sick. Matthew 14:14

When the even was come, they brought unto Him many that were possessed with devils: and He cast the spirits out with His word, and He healed all that were sick; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES, AND BARE OUR SICKNESSES. Matthew 8:16-17

Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4

And Jesus went, about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, end preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of' sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And His fame want throughout all Syria: and they brought unto Him all sick people that were taken with diverse diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; end He healed them. Matthew 4:23-24

If thou canst believe, all things are possible to Him that believeth. Mark 9:23

If you have faith as a grain of a mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17:20-21

For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, end be thou cast into the sea and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23

Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24

And when He had called unto Him His twelve disciples, He gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Matthew 10:1

Heal the sick; cleanse the Lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. Matthew 10:8

Be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:12

Verily, verily I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father. John 14:12

Ye are of God little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1John 4:4

Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe thou, shouldest see the glory of God. John 11:40

Ask and it will be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you; For every one that asketh recieveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? 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? Matthew 7:7-11

For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7:8

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15:7

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. Matthew 21:22

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

Verily I say unto you, whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be, bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Matthew 18:18

Again I say unto you, that if two or you shall agree on earth about anything they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 18:19

And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:22&23

Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24

For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2Corinthains 5:7

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Without faith it is impossible to please Him; for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a reward to them that diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

So than faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word or God. Romans 10:17

Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power or the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10:l9

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights. James 1:17

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. Mark 16:17-18

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of pain, and aquainted with sickness: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised and we esteemed Him not. Surely He hath born our sicknesses, and carried our pains: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for transgressions, He was bruised far our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:3-5

For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made righteousness of God in Him. 2Corinthians 5:21

Is there any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. James 5:14-15

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16

For the eyes or the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. 2 Chronicles 16:9

If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. Mark 9:23

Jesus, the Messiah maketh thee whole: arise. Acts 9:34

For the Son of man has not come to destroy men's lives, but to heal them. Luke 9:56

For this purpose was the Son or God manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. 1John 3:8

Jesus, the Messiah, the same yesterday, and today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

I am crucified with the Messiah: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but the Messiah liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Psalms 23:1

He will never forsake me nor leave me. Hebrews 13:5

I am a branch of the living vine. John 15:5

The Lord shall preserve me from evil. Psalms 121:7

For with God, nothing is impossible. Luke 1;17

My Lord healeth me of all my disease. Psalms 103:3

By His stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

Who His own self bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we, having died to sins might live unto righteousness; by whose stripes ye were healed. 1Peter 2:24

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth me with benefits. Psalms 68:19

My help cometh from the Lord which made Heaven and Earth. Psalms 121:22

Let God be manifested. Psalms 70:4

Trust in God with all thy heart, and lean not upon thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:6

Let us hold fast to our confession. Hebrews 10:23

We should not only pray for those who are physically sick, but for those who are mentally and spiritually ill as well. And not just those who are spiritually sick, but those who are spiritually weak and or at war spiritually, we should pray for those who are our missionaries in Washington, those Christian brothers who have taken on the mission task of returning our country and our government to the Lord.

I ask you to pray for all who serve the Lord and are locked in battle with satan, his minions, his ilk and those who serve him knowingly and unknowingly.

I ask you to pray for your wives and your children, I ask you to pray that the lord God creator of the Universe, Messiah Yeshua will protect them and keep them safe in this time He calls sorrows.

The Lord God be with you all. And thank you Steve,

Amen.



Thursday May 17th and Friday May 18th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

How to pray for a heathen 101


So, you have a friend or relative, coworker or servant that is a class a heathen. And no matter how you try, you can not get through his or her thick blind skull. What oh what to do. Pray right. That's it, pray right.

What do I mean by pray right? Praying right is going to God the Father through God the Son and asking Him to heal or deal with a specific thing. Let's learn by reading about Jesus while He walked the earth, healing and raising from the dead.

Get your bible and turn to Mark, the book of miracles if you would.

¶ And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him. Mark 1:23-26 KJV

Jesus addressed a specific problem here, the man was possessed with a devil and the Lord got rid of the devil, didn't give the guy 20/20 vision, perfect teeth and the body of an athlete, He addressed the cause of the mans sin and fixed it.

¶ And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. But Simon's wife's mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they told Jesus of her. And He came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them. Mark 1:29-31 KJV

Jesus didn't make her look like a beauty queen, he didn't give her the strength of a 16 year old, He addressed what was wrong with her and healed that specific thing, her fever.

¶ And there came a leper to Jesus, beseeching Him, and kneeling down to Him, and saying unto Him, If thou wilt, Thou canst make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth His hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. And as soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed. Mark 1:40-42 KJV

What did Jesus fix? That which was wrong, that specific item that was causing the man a problem.

And they come unto Jesus, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto Him for the press, they uncovered the roof where He was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, He said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? And immediately when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, He said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion. Mark 2:3-12 KJV

Notice once again, the Lord God Almighty, Creator of all things, the Lord who could have healed everything and anything wrong with any of these mentioned above and all mentioned throughout the Bible, healed only those specific items He was asked to heal or needed to be healed.

And as Jesus entered again into the synagogue; there was a man there which had a withered hand. And they watched the Lord, to see whether He would heal him on the Sabbath day; that they might accuse Him.

And Jesus said to the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. And then He said to them, Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace.

And when Jesus had looked around about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.

And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against the Lord, wondering how they might destroy Him. Mark 3:1-6 ACPNKJV

Jesus could have very easily healed the hardness of the hearts of the Pharisees and Herodians, but He didn't. He instead choose to heal the one thing necessary to heal the one sick person, to heal him of the withered hand. What do we learn form these verses? We learn to pray for and ask for specific healing and be specific in our prayers of salvation for our heathen friends, relatives, servants, masters, co workers, etc.

First find out what the specific sin is that is keeping the person from receiving the food of life, the gospels and Salvation, then pray for that sin. Let me give you an example, let us say that the thing that keeps a man away from the Lord is his love of earthly things. Pray to the Lord to sour the mans love of earthly things. Let us say that the thing keeping a woman from Christ is her love of adultery? Ask the Lord to take away her beauty and her lust. If this means that the Lord has to bankrupt the rich man and scar and deform the adulterous woman, so be it, for as the Lord has said:

Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. Matthew 18:8&9 KJV

For their salvation is what is important. It is not always easy to know what that sin is that is causing the separation of this individual and the Lord, but given time, prayer and conversation, you will in time know. And then, pray against that sin. Pray that the Lord will deal with that sin. And if you find the sin to repulsive to pray for, ask the Lord to send someone into their life that can pray for it.

Take the time to find out what it is and then pray for it. The same with those who are sick, find out what the problem is and then address that problem in prayer.

The Lord God Jesus be with you all and may He this day bless you and make you a blessing to someone else. And please continue to pray for Paul, he is sore depressed and needs prayers to strengthen his faith and his spirit. The Lord be with you all this day.
amen.



Wednesday May 16th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Pray without ceasing.


This morning I am on my way to the Maine Medical Center in Portland Maine. Within the wall of that hospital is one Paul Dosti. Paul is the father of 7, ranging in age from four to sixteen. Paul and his wife Faith would love to have another if the Lord would be so gracious as to let them. For the Lord to do that would mean first of all that Paul must live, he must survive the operation he had Monday. The functions of Paul's body that control waste, has shut done. He has been passing waste through his belly button. It is only through prayer that Paul has made it this far. Now I ask you to join with us in asking the Lord to heal Paul.

Today's thought is a simple plea to all of you out there to pray for Paul, pray for his wife and family, but mostly pray and ask the Lord to heal Paul.

Pray without ceasing. 1Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV)

Please Lord hear our prayer, please just heal Paul, give him back to Faith and the kids, please Lord.
Amen.



Monday May 14th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

I'll surrender what????


I would like to look at the Apostle Matthew for a moment if we can. Unlike the other Apostles, Matthew alone was forced to not only surrender everything, but knew he would never be able to return. Unlike, John and Peter, who left the fishing industry and were able to return, Matthew left the government, he left his job as an upper level bureaucrat, knowing that when he left, there would be no turning back.

¶ And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And He saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed Him.

And going on from thence, He saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed Him. Matthew 10 18-22 KJV
To their credit, Peter, Andrew, James and John immediately left off what they were doing and followed the Lord, but they also returned to it three and a half years later.

¶ After these things Jesus shewed Himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed He Himself. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of His disciples.

Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And He said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.

Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.

Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.

Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken. Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask Him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus shewed Himself to His disciples, after that He was risen from the dead. John 21:1-14 KJV

You see, John and James knew that if worse came to worse, their dad, Zebedee would take them back. Peter and Andrew knew they could always return to the sea. But Matthew, Matthew is a different story.

¶ And as Jesus passed forth from thence, He saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and He saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed Him. Matthew 9:9 KJV

Matthew is also referred to as Levi in Mark and Luke. Matthew was the one who collected the Roman tax from the Jews in Jerusalem, he was kind of like the director of the IRS within a certain district, he was a government official and a jew, and he knew that the second he left his position, it would be filled and it would not be available to him ever again. His following Jesus meant, like the Apostle Paul, that he would be giving up everything he had. Paul as a devote jew, a member of the ruling class, as soon as he accepted Christ, knew that he could never go back. And so did Matthew.

Look at the way the Lord rewarded these two men. Matthew got to write the first Gospel and Paul wrote half of the new testament.

What about you? What have you surrendered for the Lord? What have you given up? Do you even give up a few hours on Sunday? Do you give Him fifteen minutes in the morning and in the evening? Do you even thank Him for your health, your meals, your anything? Or are you like this:

¶ And, behold, one came and said unto Jesus, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

He saith unto Jesus, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

The young man saith unto Him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

And Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. Matthew 19:16-22 KJV

What about you? What if Jesus returned this very day, would He call you? Would you be one of those whom He would call? One of those raptured? Not if you haven't give all to the Lord. Not if you haven't given you to the Lord.

Think, are you serving Jesus or are you serving you? Are you putting the Lord first or are you putting earthy things for you and your family first? What are you doing to thank Jesus for what He did for you?

The Lord Jesus be with you, may He help you to understand and to know if you are truly saved or not. And if not, may He send His Holy Spirit to walk you though salvation and then may you surrender and follow Him.

Amen.



Friday May 11th thru Sunday May 13th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

75 million and counting


Let me ask you a question, who do you think, through their actions, has caused the death of more people, Adolph Hitler, Josef Stalin or Rachael Carson? Well, let me give you a hint, I listed them in reverse order. You see, history credits Hitler with the death of 12 to 20 million. Stalin has the dubious honor of being credited with the murder of 60 million of his. But Rachael Carson and her fight to eliminate DDT, has resulted in no less that 75 million deaths due to the rise in malaria. Nothing has been found that even comes close to eliminating the malaria carrying mosquito as DDT. Through her efforts and with the help of the socialist and communist within our own government, DDT has been eliminated from the shelves of the worlds arsenal of weapons to fight the little blood sucking bug that carries this horrific and murderous disease, the mosquito.

Jesus said:

Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Matthew 10:28-33 KJV

Yes, in the eyes of God we are much more valuable than birds, but to the pantheist, to the earth firsters, to the environmental wackos, we are of no more value than birds and the loss of 75 million men women and children is a small price to pay to maybe, just maybe save a few birds. For the science was never conclusive that DDT harmed anything, it was all based upon the speculation of one little woman who loved birds. Many will say that as they look around, they see many more birds of prey around now than they did thirty years ago. I would agree, but I doubt that the ban on DDT has much if anything to do with that, for you see, 30 years ago it was legal to shoot hawks and other birds of prey that ate chickens and other domestic fowl. Then they made the endangered species list and were given the full protection of the US Governments protection. That is what I would attribute their return in numbers to.

75,000,000 and counting, thanks to science based upon the ranting of a mad woman in the woods of Maine. 75 million dead and counting because the men and women we send to Washington would prefer to listen to the rants of a mad woman in the desolate woods of 1950's Maine instead of scientist at Dow, Dupont and other chemical companies.

God help America. May the Lord be with and help those missionaries within the highest offices of our government to do what is right in the sight of the Lord, may He help them undo the wrongs and the damage done over the last 83 years by those who while swearing to uphold our constitution and our way of life, have instead used the power of their offices to destroy and undermines not only both of those, but our belief in God as well.
Amen.



Thursday May 10th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Obey God or John Baldacci?


How often we hear the ill used phrase "separation of church and state". Today let us look at a bit of Scripture and a bit of the US Constitution. Let us look at both as they were written, not as some would have us believe they are written, for like the word of God, there are some amongst us who know what the founding fathers really meant to say also.

Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God. Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. 1 Peter 2:13-17 KJV

In these United States, we do not have a king, we do have a government though and here we are commanded by God Himself, through His servant the Apostle Peter to honor those in politics that lead us.

The Apostle John, the Apostle whom the Lord loved most of all the Apostles, tells us that:
If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it. 1 John 5:16 KJV

President George Walker Bush and Attorney John Ashcroft have both publicly confessed Jesus as the Christ and they have both come out and said that they are Born Again, therefore, President Bush and Attorney John Ashcroft are our brothers, and if we see them headed towards sin or doing something sinful or in a sinful environment, we are commanded by God Himself through the writings of His servant and Apostle John, to pray for that man.

Yet some persist in telling us that it is to political to pray for the President and or the Attorney General in our churches, they invariably will cite the so called "Separation of church and state". Let us take a moment to look at the words written in the US Constitution about religion and government.

Article One of the Bill of Rights, most often referred to as the First Amendment to the Constitution.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
There is no separation of church and state, only a prohibition against the government passing laws to interfere with religion. But the John Baldacci's and Tom Allens of this world would have you believe otherwise.

But, for the sake of argument, let us say that such a separation does in fact exist. Should we ignore the Word of God and abide by the word of John Baldacci? God forbid!

Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison.

But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught. But the high priest came, and they that were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought. But when the officers came, and found them not in the prison, they returned, and told, saying, The prison truly found we shut with all safety, and the keepers standing without before the doors: but when we had opened, we found no man within.

Now when the high priest and the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these things, they doubted of them whereunto this would grow. Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people. Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they should have been stoned. And when they had brought them, they set them before the council:

and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man's blood upon us.

Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:17-31 KJV

And for those who say, "but, but, they might take away our tax exempt status, or the government might get mad at us..." I will quote to you one last bit of Scripture, spoke by God Himself as He walked the earth in the body of a man named Jesus.

"..fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28 KJV

We all choose, we choose life or death, we choose between whom we will believe, the Word of God or John Baldacci, we choose between doing as we are commanded by God or those who would lie and deceive us into thinking that we should not pray in our churches and from our pulpits for our Christian brothers in government, like President Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft.

May you this day choose to follow God and abide by and obey His word. As for me and mine. We will obey God!

Amen.



Tuesday May 8th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Sometimes it is best to let it go.


How often I hear from you telling me that this one or that one that you have been praying for seems to have made the choice of damnation instead of salvation.

Sometimes it is time to move on, to say, so be it. To pray for others and leave this one in the hands of God. Would you consider yourself to be more devote than Jesus? Would you consider yourself to be a better apostle or evangelist than Paul?

Paul in his second letter to Timothy said:

"Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works:" 2 Timothy 4:14 KJV

Jesus in His prayer to God the Father said:

While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition;... John 17:12 KJV

Paul washed his hands, so to speak, of Alexander, Jesus did the same with Judas. Yes, there comes a time when one must move on. A time when one must simply turn to the Lord and say, "into thine hands I give this person, for I can no longer deal with him, her or them." This person or persons may be family, friends or even strangers down the street or half a world away, they could be blood kin to you, closer than a child or a name you've never met, someone you have simply prayed for.

You won't be faced with this dilemma in all cases, no, for I dare say some of you will never be faced with it. In most instances, you will pray and either see results or go to your grave praying for a person with no indication one way or another. But in some very rare instances, one you pray diligently for will show by his or her actions, words and deeds that they have chosen satan. Must you stop praying for them? No. Should you stop praying for them? That is up to you. Would I stop praying for them? That depends on the person and how serious they sound when they fight me and the word of God. If the person is twisting God's word to try and fight you, if they take God's words and use them as satan does in scripture, 99% truth, 1% lie to distort or influence in the wrong direction, yes I would.

Would I do it lightly? No. only after serious prayer. And then I would end by saying "Lord if You want me to continue praying for them let me know, if not, please erase them from my mind." Now, erasing from ones mind is not to easy if it is someone you live next to or see every day, but trust me, the Lord can and will make you comfortable with your decision if He agrees with it.

The Lord be with you all this day and if you haven't already, how about taking five minutes to pray for God's help and wisdom for our two missionaries in Washington, President Bush and Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Yeshua bless you,
amen.



Monday May 7th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Let us pray for our missionary.


How often have you and your church gotten together and raised money for different missionaries? Don't you get request from different ones asking you to pray for them while they are in the mission field? Do you not pray for the missionaries in Africa, Russia, China, the Sudan, South and Central America? Do you not pray that God will be with them? That God will keep them safe and out of the grip of harm?

I remember a time not long ago on FreeRepublic.com where a prayer request went out for a missionary who was being persecuted by non believers, by heathen, by pagans in the Middle East. As this was made known to those who call themselves Freepers, one after another responded asking God for His help for this brother in the Lord. But what about today? What about the missionary that God has sent to Washington? Are you praying for him? You see George Bush is not just a Christian who happens to be the president of these united States, he is a missionary to the hardest most dangerous mission field in the world, he is a missionary to the government of these United States. He has by far the most difficult and most dangerous job of any missionary any where in the world. Yet, on that same FreeRepublic, while I see an occasionally prayer raised for him, most of what I see is begging and groveling not to the Lord for His hand on President Bush. No, but for the president to give them more gas, more tax cuts, more this more that. I see some, who attend this very church religiously beating up on instead of intervening for the president.

Now while I expect this from the vast majority of Freepers, for Freerepublic has never claimed to be a Christian site. It has never taken the position of defending either Christ or Christianity. Defending the pope and Roman Catholicism, yes, but not Christ and surely not Christians. But to see those who post on Freerepublic and attend this church piling on and berated the president is saddening to me.

How hard is it to be a missionary in the most corrupt city in the world? The seat of vice, pornography and homosexual political activism? How hard? Well let me go back a bit to a thought I did years ago, a thought about Jonah. For I understand Jonah. I understand Jonah better than most, for if the Lord came to me and said "Bob, go to that horrible sinful city of Washington and preach repentance." I would pack my van and head north for Canada, not south to Washington. But unlike me and Jonah, George Bush not only responded to the call of the Lord, He went looking for it. George went to the Lord and asked Him to let him be a missionary to Washington. And we should be praying for him. We should be praying for George Bush at least as hard and as often as we pray for those who have easy missionary fields like China, Africa, the Sudan and Russia. We should be beseeching the Lord for his protection and His strong arm of protection for the President, for while Jonah had to deal with the Ninevehites, President Bush deals with Senators like Kennedy, Boxer, Collins, Snowe and Liberman. Congressman like Baldacci, Waxman, Frank and Saunders. While Jonah dealt with a kingdom of evil, President Bush is surrounded with evil and degeneracy. While the Ninevehites were murders, no doubt about it, they were not homosexuals, druggies, sexual degenerates, pathological liars and murders, like the members of the leftist special interest groups and their operatives and lackeys in the House and Senate.

Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. Jonah 1:1-3 KJV

President Bush didn't run off to Canada, he didn't turn tail and set sail for California. Not, he has taken this mission field that the Lord God has given him and set out to do what is right in the Lords sight. But, no matter how strong a man is, when he is surrounded with the horrors, the evil, the temptations of Washington, he can and will fail if he hoes not have the prayer support he needs. And that prayer support must come from you. For if you, the Born Again Christian do not pray for President Bush and this mission the Lord has assigned him, who will pray for him? Who else will Yeshua hear but those who have accepted Yeshua as Messiah?

Will our prayers work? Are they necessary? Turn with me to the book of Acts.

¶ Peter therefore was kept in prison:

But prayer was made without ceasing by the church to God for him.

And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison.

And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. And Peter went out, and followed him; and knew not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. But, when they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leads unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him.

Now when Peter came to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent His angel, and He hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews. Acts 12:5-11 ACPNKJV

Can our prayers help George Bush stay focused on doing the will and work of the Lord to free His people from the horrors of what has become one of the most corrupt governments on earth?

For as God Himself had said to His servant Abraham " Is any thing too hard for the LORD?" Genesis 18:14 KJV

No, nothing is outside the ability of God, but as we see over and over in the Holy Bible, the Word of God, God goes no where He is uninvited, He does not help those who do not reach out and ask for His help and He would even destroy a nation, a people or an entire earth if He found it to be short of those who respect and worship Him. Remember the flood? Remember what the Lord did to Sodom when He found there were not ten dedicated to Him there?

Let the Lord know we are here, let Him know that we care and let Him know through your prayers that you want President Bush to succeed, to do what is right in the sight of the Lord. Oh yes, tax cuts are important, but stopping abortion, getting homosexuals out of the military, stopping the sharing of barracks by both unmarried sexes is more important, maybe not in the eyes of the secular world, but in the eyes of both Christ and those who serve Him it is. Pray to the Lord, intervene for and support the President and his administration with your prayers.

May the Lord Yeshua, Jesus, the Christ help you who post on Freerepublic to spend that time intervening for the President with the Lord instead of joining the heathen and beating up on the President. May the Lord God of heaven and earth bless you all this day. May He be with the president and may He be with my eldest son and his wife and two girls, for they just lost the baby that was in Dan's wives womb. Lord help us though this.

Amen.



Weekend of May 5th & 6th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Let us pray for the US of A.


Men, we need to pray for this country. We have become so accustom to those who represent us in the governments of this country lying, that we no longer expect the truth to prevail. We are taken back and surprised when we hear that someone in office, like Ron Paul from Texas or Senator Gregg from New Hampshire, actually does stand by his convictions and the truth. But we can not simply pray for those in office, we need to pray for Rush Limbaugh and the supposed conservative and Christian news casters, for without their help, the lies would not and could not continue. The truth is that abortion in this country is right back to where it was when Clinton left office. Oh yes, President Bush did, with much fan fare, sign an Executive Order eliminating the funding of overseas abortions, but the house and the senate put the funding right back in place in this budget. Yet we are told to be patient. Patient for what? What are we so patiently waiting for? To be told that it isn't the presidents fault, it isn't the republicans fault, it is our fault because we didn't send more republicans to the house and the senate. Hogwash. The communist in the republican party have just as much power as the communist in the democratic party. Snowe, Collins, Jeffords and the Log Cabin homosexual are all republican communist and leftist, not democrats. And the President, who is a Republican can veto anything he wants to.

Pray my brothers that candidates will come forward who are dedicated to the truth, not personal wealth and fame. Pray that candidates will come forward that will serve Christ first. Not just use His name to get elected and then vote against allowing Him into the public schools. We need to come to a conclusion. For there are but two ways to end abortion in this country, there are but two ways to regain our freedoms in this country, there are but two ways to get Christ back in the schools and end the communist rule of the NEA within those halls. And those two ways are by replacing the existing politicians. Either by the end of a gun or by the rescue of us and our country by our Lord through prayer. I am convinced that we, the men in this country do not have the courage or conviction to revolt, so that leaves my first choice as the only alternative, prayer. Praying to the Lord for candidates, for His Sprit to influence the Tony Snow's and the Rush Limbaugh's of the media.

The only way honest men will win in politics, men who will put Christ first, men who are Pro-Christ, pro-Life, pro-Family and pro-Constitution, is through the Holy Spirit. And why would He help us now? Why would He come to our rescue? Why should He who gave all for us, come to the rescue of us who do not even seem to know the meaning of truth. Us, who are more pledged to a political party than Christ?

Jesus gave us the way. He gave us the only way. Not only did HE give us the way, He armed us with more fire power than mankind can even imagine, the fire power of the will of and help of God. For we serve not the god of cowardice like the liberals, we serve the God of righteousness the God who when He comes to the aid of His people is awesome and terrible indeed.

And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt: And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts. And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle. Exodus 11:4&5 & !2:29 KJV

And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.

And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen.

And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them. Exodus 14:21-28 KJV

This my brothers is the Lord we serve, a Lord who can and will deliver us from the hands of today's Pharaohs, today's sodomites, today's abortionist.

For see what He has done to the homosexual of the past that sought to destroy and corrupt even one family of His people.

Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom. But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the LORD exceedingly. Exodus 12:12&13 KJV

Lot was the nephew of Abraham and therefore one of God's, Lot choose to live in a community ruled by homosexuals, these homosexuals sought to infiltrate Lot's family by having two of their won marry Lot's two daughters. God did not take kindly to that.

Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; And He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. Exodus 19:24&25 KJV

So, God does deal with homosexuals, but what about abortionist, can He rescue us from them? Will He rescue us from them? First understand that to the abortionist, it isn't the money, it isn't the prestige, it is to them a religion, they are serving thier god with human sacrifices, the sacrifices of the most innocent, the most pure, the least sin stained. They are tody's high priest of baal, today's high priest of satan.

And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? If the LORD be God, follow Him: but if baal, then follow him.

And the people answered him not a word.

Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, remain a prophet of the LORD; but baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under: And call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD:

And the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.

And Elijah said unto the prophets of baal, choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for ye are many; and call on the name of your gods, but put no fire under. And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of baal from morning even until noon, saying, oh baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made.

And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleeps, and must be awaked.

And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they cried to baal until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, but, there was neither voice, nor any to answer from baal.

And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down. And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy name: And with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water, and pour it on the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time. And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench also with water.

And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am Thy servant, and that I have done all these things at Thy word. Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.

Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, He is the God; the LORD, He is the God.

And Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of baal; let not one of them escape. And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and slew them there. 1 Kings 18:20-40 ACPNKJV

So much for hate the sin and love the sinner. If we cry out to the Lord, seriously cry out to the Lord telling Him that we are weak, that we are few in numbers, that we are unable to rescue ourselves, begging and beseeching Him to rescue us, for there is nothing wrong with that. Did God give the Hebrews, who greatly out numbered the Egyptians the spirit to fight? I am convinced that one of two things will happen, either God will Rapture His church or rescue us by giving us leaders who will serve Him, but remember, when we cry out to God, God sees our hearts, not our words.

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23 KJV

Pray for President Bush, pray for John Ashcroft, pray for those who claim to be on the side of truth in the media, pray for the Ron Paul's of the US House and the Gregg's of the US Senate. Pray that the Lord will stir up the hearts of the republicans in Maine to run an honest Christ fearing candidate against Susan Collins. Pray for America my brothers, pray hard and long, put this prayer at the head of your prayer list, don't just pray for the country on National Day of prayer, pray ever day, pray twice daily, once in the morning and once in the evening. For it is only the prayers of the Born Again community that Christ hears.

Did you see Him answering the prayers of the Egyptians as their first born died? Did He answer their prayers as the waters of the Red Sea closed over them? Did He answer the prayers of the homosexuals as fire rained from heaven and destroyed them? Did He anser the prayers of the priest of baal as they cut themselves and bleed? NO!

But He has told us that ...That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Mark 11:23 KJV

May the Lord our God inspire you to come to Him in the name of His Son to rid this nation of evil and to touch and guide those who try to do His will and or claim to do His will.

Amen.



Friday May 4th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Pray for John Ashcroft!


Yesterday I had the misfortune of having to visit the United States Attorneys office in Portland, Maine. What have they done to our country? I was expecting a change in the attitude, behavior and overall outlook of this office. I was wrong. They are rude, obnoxious and live in a little world all their own. They not only do not have time to see those who pay their salaries, but do everything within the scope of their obnoxious behavior to discourage you're ever coming back. And heaven forbid you should simply show up on the door step of the palatial office space that you are paying for, without an approved appointment from the powers to be.

Back about seven years ago, a man with his son went to a summer festival in Portland. This man, was wearing a Glock on his hip in a holster. Now, in Maine, the Constitutions read "You have the right to bear arms and that right shall never be questioned.". He had no criminal record, and what he was doing was not only legal, but fully within His Constitutional rights both as a citizen of Maine and these United States, since he easily fell within the age limits and sexual criteria to be a member of the Militia. Yet, his gun was taken and he was arrested. While Janet Reno was Attorney General and her appointee running the Portland office, it was on deaf ears that an appeal for help under US code 43 Section 1983. This US code in essence states that it is a federal; crime to deny and or vilate an individual his or her constitutional rights under the color of law. Exactly what was done to this man is what this law is designed to protect one from. For where does one turn when the police are the ones to violate your rights and break the law?. To add insult to injury later, at a news conference, the chief of the Portland Police Department, one Michael Chitwood, was asked if he was going to return this mans gun to him since he was obviously carrying it legally and within his constitutionally guaranteed rights. The chiefs reply was "I don't care about his constitutional rights!"

While I had been hoping to be received politely and have interest shown to what I was bringing to their attention, you would have instead thought that I had wandered into hand gun control incorporated offices with my plea. They were rude, obnoxious and acted as one would expect criminals to act, not law enforcement. We need to pray to God for help with John Ashcroft and his office. We need to ask God to remind John of who it is that he works for, not us, but GOD! For this office under Attorney General Ashcroft is no different that it was under Janet Reno.

How rude were they? How hostile were they? Well, before going to the US Attorneys office, I attended an editors meeting at the most left wing liberal newspaper in Maine, the Portland Press Herald. At this meeting were representatives from the million, really about fifteen, moms march against guns. They were welcomed with open arms by the editorial staff and it was pretty obvious that one in favor of no gun laws would not be the most welcome addition to this meeting. Yet I identified myself as the internet pastor of the Church for the American Christian Patriot www.ChristianPatriot.com and as being Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro- Constitution and Pro-Gun. The people from the march and the folks at the editors meeting were ten times as polite as those at the US Attorneys office in Maine. And the ones at the PPH, well they know that I do not hold any of their stock, do not buy their paper, do not advertise in their paper and when asked about it, have referred to it as worthy of nothing more than wrapping dead fish remains. Yet they were more polite than the public servants at the US Attorneys office in Maine.

Pray for John Ashcroft, find the time to put John on your prayer list. The baby in the womb stands no chance if he or she is treated with anywhere near the contempt that I was treated with in an office that falls under the authority of Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Pray for John my brothers, pray for him because the Lord commands it, not because I ask you to.

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; Matthew 5:44 KJV

The Bush/Ashcroft team has been in place now for over three months, yet babies are still being 95% delivered and then slaughtered and having their body parts harvested and sold. And the attitude of the local Attorney Generals office in Maine has moved, if it is possible, even further to the left.

Pray for Ashcroft my brothers, pray for him so that I do not go back there, without and appointment, just to brush the dust of the place off of my cloths and then trod upon it.

And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. Mark 6:11 KJV

Pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft and President George Walker Bush my brothers, pray for them that they will do what is right in the sight of the Lord and not be worried about what petey jennings, and the rest of the legends in their own minds think of them. Pray that they will do the work of the Lord and not the work of the Barney Frank's and Olympia Snowe's of this country. Pray that they will abide by that in which they have sworn to uphold, not what the likes of Susan Collin, Ted Kennedy and Barbara Streisand would make this country into.

May the Lord our God bless this country, and may He deal with those who would despitefully use it. May He bless those who would lead this country back to the ways of the Lord God Yeshua and may He rescue us from those who would despitefully use His children.
Amen.

Let us add this to our prayer list as well, Mr.John David Houk senior. Army air corps in WWII shot down over Germany and spent some time as a POW is now suffering in the last days of his life with cancer. The medicals give him under a month to live, let us pray for his salvation, let us pray that the Lord will send one to this man to witness to him and tell him the gospel of Christ. And then let us pray "Your will be done Lord, your will be done".

Amen.



Wednesday May 2nd, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Testing 1,2,3 testing...


Let me ask those of you who are Saved and who are married to Christian wives a question. If you and your wife were driving down the street and a tractor trailer rig carrying a bulldozer turned over and crushed you, her and your car, killing you both instantly, you would both be in heaven immediately. Now comes the question, would you still be husband and wife? Would she still be female and you male?

How often I hear men tell me that they expect their wives to look like she did when she was twenty, that they expect to love each other throughout eternity with the same burning love they had for one another the night of their honeymoon. When I ask them where they got that idea, they will oft times tell me that they heard it in church, that their preacher, priest or rabbi had said so.

As I read the word of God, the Holy Bible, I notice more and more how often the Lord our God comes back to the warnings about false preachers, the ones who preach not what God Almighty said, but what they ‘know' He should have said and meant to say. For these men and women make God out to be a liar, they spit in the face of the Lord Jesus, the Christ. Now. I'm going to get off subject for one moment and give you not only a severe warning, but instructions as well. If you belong to a church that ordains women, leave it, leave it immediately, form a house church if you must, but leave that denomination or church that ordains women. For if you can find no Scripture to support by instructing the qualifications for a woman who is to be ordained, you are in the house of satan and not GOD!

Now, let us get back to you and your wife in heaven and what you and she will be like. While the same preachers who tell you that all babies and children under a certain age, amazing that none can agree on the age, go to heaven automatically upon death, they likewise preach that you and your wife as husband and wife will enjoy eternity together as husband and wife. This not only insinuates that Jesus is a liar, but accuses Him of it. For the Lord our God, Messiah Yeshua has not only answered that, He answered it in speaking to left wing liberal false preachers.

Turn with me to Matthew chapter 22, verse 23.

¶ The same day came to Jesus the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked Him, saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.

Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. Matthew 22:23-30 ACPNKJV

Now, you, as husband and father are responsible for the Christian training of your wife and children. It is up to you to make sure that they are being taught Scripture, not feelings. It is your responsibility to make sure that you and they are attending a church that preaches Jesus as God, not as some man who can be second guessed. If you think for one minute that God is going to give you a free ride, let me suggest this to you. You as the head of the household are also the head preacher of the household, you, whether you like it or not are considered, by God, to be His emissary to your family. How do I know? Scripture tell us so.

And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Ephesians 4:6 KJV

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; Ephesians 5: 23-25 KJV

So, you as the husband, the dad, the head of the family are the head preacher in the family. The teaching of the word of God, to your family, is your responsibility. And if you think you'll get away with saying to the Lord in that great day of judgement. "Well Lord, I didn't have the time to read and teach your word to my family, instead I took them to church most Sundays and we tried to abide by what Ms. Jones the preacher woman told us. By the way, will my wife have wings?" Forget it!

¶ Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

¶ 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. 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?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. Matthew 7: 15-23 ACPNKJV

Are you a raving wolf or are you the father that the Lord would have you to be? You know something? I can talk to your children and wife for five minutes and know without a doubt which you are. And if I can, so should you. I'm going to give you a web address, this address will take you to the finest most fundamental bible school on the net. If you can not afford to take the course, call me or email me and I will find a way for you to either pay less of take it for free. www.ordination.org .

The Lord Yeshua be with you and your family, I pray that He will use what little time you have left to make you His minister to your family, for I do not want to hear Him say to you: "I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

I want to instead hear Him say: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."

Amen.



Tuesday May 1st, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Want to be a lighthouse?


Today, let us click and read and listen to this link. For the last week or so, I have been outlining various ways to evangelize, now, it is time to go the next step.


Monday April 30th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

But there are some


As I was praying this morning, a thought came into my mind and I asked the Lord about it, and I believe the Lord spoke to my heart with Scripture in answer to my question.

I was asking the Lord to bless those who bless me and mine, to bless those who are mine, and all those whom I pray for, for those I consider mine. Suddenly four names came to mind, the four are the congressional delegation of Maine, Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins and Congressmen Tom Allen and John Baldacci. As these names came to mind, I said, "How long Lord, how long do I continue to pray for these four?" For, as long as I have been including them in my prayers, there has been no apparent movement on any of their parts to move away from their worship of and service to evil.

The Scripture that came to mind are three:

While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. John 17:12 KJV

and

This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck: Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander;

whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme. 1 Timothy 1:18-20

and

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them. Romans 1:22-32 KJV

While I am not sure the Lord is telling me to stop praying for these four, I am sure that He is telling me that not all whom I pray for will be saved. For who could have known better the righteousness of God than Judas, yet as we see in John 17, Jesus allowed that Judas was lost.

In first Timothy the Lord has shown us two men who by all rights should have never turned their backs on Christ, yet, Hymenaeus and Alexander, were so determined to follow the ways of evil that Paul, the greatest evangelist to ever walk the earth after the crucifixion of the Lord, gave up on them and even gave them to satan.

And in Romans chapter one, we see that there are some whom even God Himself has simply given up on.

So, yes, there are some whom we pray for that will not make it to heaven, not for our lack of praying, but for their love of this world and it's earthly things. But oh how I pray that these will be the only four of whom I pray for that will ignore the call of the Lord and stand steadfast in their love of this world and it's dark and insidious things. For losing these four over to satan pales in comparison to the thought of losing even one of those others whom I pray for daily.

May the Lord our God bless each of you this day, may He hear our prayers and move heaven and earth to bring to salvation each and every one we pray for. May He open the eyes of all of my children, those known to me, those unknown to me, those natural children, those step children and those whom I have only claimed such as Tammy, Glenda, the Johnson boys, and the children at the corner of Audubon Road and 126.

Amen.



Weekend of April 28th & 29th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Where to start with the Laodiceans


Where to start with the Laodiceans.

Jesus has told us that were are to evangelize the world, that we are to preach the gospel to every creature, to go unto all baptizing in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. How are we to do that without a plan? Would you take a trip across the country without a road map? Would you build a house without a set of plans? Nor can you strike out to evangelize or even be prepared to do such without some wort of idea of what you will say if the opportunity arises.

While in the case below, I am using a Roman Catholic named David as an example, it could be any of the liberal churches of Laodicea. While this is long, the one thing you must be prepared to do is lead another to Christ, for where would you be if some other hadn't been prepared to answer your questions?

One of the hardest groups to evangelize, are those who claim to be Christians because they are Roman Catholics. Stop and think for a moment, where do you start with this group of pope worshiping idolaters?

Roman Catholics, think they are Christians, because, they claim to believe in Jesus, but alas, even the devils believe in the Lord Jesus, for how could anyone not believe that Jesus walked the earth, for He is the most written about and documented man ever to walk the face of the planet.

So, let us lay out a plan to not embarrass or harass Roman Catholics, but instead to let them lead themselves, with the help of the Holy Spirit, into accepting Christ as their own personal Lord and Saviour.

Ready? Ok, here we go. Let us say that I'm talking to a Roman Catholic by the name of David, this is how I would lead him through Scripture to the Lord.

Me: "So, David, as a Roman Catholic, are you a Born Again, or Born Anew Christian?"

David: "Nope, I'm a Catholic, so I know I'm going to heaven!"

Me:"But, you're not Born Again or Born Anew?"

David: "Nope."

Me: "Dave, would you do me a favor? Take this Bible and open it to John chapter Three."

David: "OK." Note: it is very seldom that the Roman Catholic you're talking to will refuse to take and read from the bible, since the Roman Catholic church discourages their doing so, they seem to have a real underlying desire to take one in their hands and read it. Because they are not very familiar with the bible, you may have to help them find the chapters you direct them to, not by taking the bible and not by reaching over, but instead by looking over, seeing where they are and then telling them to move forward or backwards about # of pages. It is best to use either a Catholic bible of one other than the King James Version, here we will be using the American Standard version.

David: "John chapter three? OK, I've got it."

Me: "Now Dave, read to me verses one and two."

David: "Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came unto Him by night, and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that Thou doest, except God be with him."

Me: "Now, Dave, what does that mean?"

Dave: "Well, it would seem to me that it means that a high ranking politician of the jews came to see Jesus one night and knew that Jesus was someone high in God's chain of command because he knew that no one could do the things Jesus was doing without God's help."

Me: "Good, now read just verse three, bear in mind, those words you see written in red, they are words spoken directly by Jesus, and as a Roman Catholic, you have been taught, rightfully so, that Jesus and God the Father are one."

David: "Verse three, hmm, Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Me: "Now Dave, read it again, but this time make it sound as if instead of talking to Nicodemus almost 2,000 years ago, the Lord were talking to you today."

David: "Ok, Jesus answered and David and said to him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee David, Except you are born anew, you, David cannot see the kingdom of God."

Me: "David, the words you just read are in red, so let me ask you this, who spoke them and what do they mean?"

David: "Jesus, spoke them and I guess what He is saying is that unless one is Born Anew, they can not see the kingdom of God."

Me: "What do you figure the kingdom of God is?"

David: "Heaven?"

Me: "Right, now, since you are not Born Again, how do you figure you're going to get into heaven? I'm assuming you would rather not spend eternity in damnation in the lake of fire with satan".

David: "Well, I live a good life and do what the Ten Commandments tell us to do."

Me: "Dave, turn in your bible to the book of Exodus, it is way in the front of your bible, right after the book of Genesis. And turn to chapter twenty." Notice the "your" I have just given this bible to David, it is his too keep.

David: "Exodus, in the front, ok, I've got it, chapter twenty, um, the heading says 'the ten Commandments'."

Me: "Right, now Dave, read to me, verses 1-6."

David: "Verses 1-6, ok, And God spake all these words, saying, I am Jehovah thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any likeness [of any thing] that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me, and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments."

Me:" Dave, Now this is ging to sound harsh to you, but remember, you are reading from the bible, these are not my words nor my opinions, they are the words of God. Dave, what do verses 1-6, the first of the ten commandments given to Moses by God Himself mean to you?"

David:"It means that there is only one God, and we are to make no images of anything, man, beast, trees, nothing that bow down to and pray to."

Me:"Dave, tell me about the stations of the cross. Does your church have statues of saints in it? Do you kneel down and pray to those saints?"

David: "Yes".

Me:" David, read verses five and six to me again."

David: " Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me, and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments."

Me: "David, when you pray to statues, what does God say He will do not only to you, but your children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren?"

David: "..." Very seldom will anyone say anything here, now there is a battle raging within your Roman Catholic friend.

Me: Dave, would you read Exodus 20:7 please.

David: "Thou shalt not take the name of Jehovah thy God in vain; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain."

Me: What do you figure God means by that Dave?

David: Kind of simple really, God does not take kindly to anyone using His name incorrectly.

Me: Right, but have you ever thought about what constituents taking God's name in vain?

Dave: No, I don't think so.

Me: Dave have you ever used x-mas instead of CHRISTmas? Have you ever said the Lords name in anger when you hit your finger with a hammer? Have you ever called on God to curse someone or something by asking Him to damn someone or something? Have you ever used something other than His name like 'gosh darn'? Those my friend are all examples of using God's name in vain, they are all examples of breaking this the third of God's ten commandments.

Dave: Yes.

Me: Dave, read verses 8 thru 11.

Dave: "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is a sabbath unto Jehovah thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days Jehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Jehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."

Me: Well, Dave what do you think, you safe on that one?

David: No, I have worked on Sundays and I have skipped church on Sundays and I've caused others to do the same, never thought taking the kids camping or to the beach on Sunday was such a problem.

Me: Let's try God's fifth commandment, may I borrow your bible and read verse 12 to you? " Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee." Dave, you seem to be a pretty decent sort of gy, you must have been a pretty good kid growing up, you never lied to your parents or snuck out at night after you were suppose to be in bed, or lied about a girl or where you were going or anything did you?

David: Yes, I'm afraid I did.

Me: David, again, I am not trying to sound mean, but my friend if you are betting your salvation on doing what is right in God's eyes and working or earning your way in to heaven by keeping His ten commandments, you are now batting one 100%. But Dave that is 100% in breaking His commandments. How many you figure you have to keep to get into heaven?

David: Sure, I'm not perfect, but neither is anyone else, I'm sure you must have broken one or two of the ten commandments at one time or another in your life.

Me: Your right Dave, not only have I in the past, but I'm sure I will in the future. But Dave, I'm not betting my salvation on working my way into heaven nor earning my way into heaven, remember, I am a Born Again Christian. Let's go back to John chapter three for a while. Turn back to John 3:3 again.

David: "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Now Dave, read verses 14-18, read them slow and think about what Jesus is telling us here.

David: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up; so that whosoever believeth may in Him have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have eternal life. God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through Him. He that believeth on Him is not judged: he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God."

Me: David, I'm not trying to earn my way into heaven, I have simply done what Jesus has told all of us that want to guarantee our future in heaven for all eternity, to do. I have trusted in Him, and been Born Again. Rather than try to live a perfect life, which is literally impossible, I have simply done what the Lord has told us to do, "...as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up; so that whosoever believeth may in Him have eternal life." Jesus was crucified to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins, all one must do to be forgiven of his or her sins and to guarantee their place in His Book of Life and in heaven is to be Born Again, to do as the thief on the cross did. Dave, go back in your bible about five pages or so to Luke 23 and read verses 36-43. Keep in mind, what you are about to read happened while Jesus was hanging from that cross with two criminals, one on His right and one on His left, the one on the left speaks first and then the one on His right.

David: Luke 23 verses 36-43?

Me: Yes, please.

David: " And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming to Him, offering Him vinegar, and saying, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself. And there was also a superscription over Him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors that were hanged railed on Him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save Thyself and us.

But the other answered, and rebuking him said, Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in Thy kingdom. And He said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise."

Me: David, do you see where the second thief came to the Lords defense? Do you see where he acknowledges that Jesus is God, by saying "Dost thou not even fear God" and recognized that Jesus was not going to rot in a grave, but would instead go straight to heaven a heaven that was His "remember me when thou comest in Thy kingdom"? Do you see where he confessed that he was a sinner worthy of punishment, while at the same time declaring the Jesus lead a perfect and sinless life "And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss."? This criminal has acknowledged Jesus as God and also ask Jesus to let him serve Him for all eternity by saying "And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in Thy kingdom." Dave, Jesus didn't turn to this criminal and say, "say five Our Fathers, ten Hail Mary's and two stations of the cross? No, He said "Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise."

From this point on a number of different things happen, sometimes, the person is ready to accept Christ at this point at others you need to go to Paul's teachings about being Born Again and how step by step, in still other cases, the person will simply want to think, pray or walk away. Regardless of what happens here, at this point it is time for you to take a break and do some serious praying, for here and now is when you desperately need the help of the Holy Spirit of God. So, if the person is not ready to admit Jesus into their hearts and be Born Again, then I say, "Take a minute to think about what you have just read while I take a moment to thank God for this opportunity and pray."

Father in heaven help us to do what is right in Your sight, but more do I thank thee for coming to earth as Jesus and shedding Your blood so that i would not have to try to life a perfect and sinless life, but instead, like the criminal on the cross could just come to You ask your forgiveness and acceptance and be Born Again, a fresh start with a forgotten past. Not a forgotten past because You can't remember, but a forgotten past because You choose not to remember. Thank you Lord God for all You have done for me and mine, please help me to be a blessing to someone this day and to have the opportunity to share Your love with one or two today having the opportunity to show them in Your word how they too can assure themselves of eternal bliss and not eternal damnation.

In the name of Yeshua I pray to Jehovah Father.

Amen.



Friday April 27th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

A walk thru for Roman Catholics, part two.


Let us continue with our conversation with our friend David, the devout Roman Catholic. David considers himself a ‘Christian', but not a Born Again Christian. Yesterday we left off with our friend David in Exodus 20:6. David was just starting to realize the implication, in God's eyes, to not only himself, but his children, grand children and even his great grand children for Dave's idolatry of statue worship.

Me: Dave, would you read Exodus 20:7 please.
David: "Thou shalt not take the name of Jehovah thy God in vain; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain."

Me: What do you figure God means by that Dave?
David: Kind of simple really, God does not take kindly to anyone using His name incorrectly.
Me: Right, but have you ever thought about what constituents taking God's name in vain?
Dave: No, I don't think so.
Me: Dave have you ever used x-mas instead of CHRISTmas? Have you ever said the Lords name in anger when you hit your finger with a hammer? Have you ever called on God to curse someone or something by asking Him to damn someone or something? Have you ever used something other than His name like ‘gosh darn'? Those my friend are all examples of using God's name in vain, they are all examples of breaking this the third of God's ten commandments.
Dave: Yes.

Me: Dave, read verses 8 thru 11.
Dave: "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is a sabbath unto Jehovah thy God: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days Jehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Jehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it."
Me: Well, Dave what do you think, you safe on that one?
David: No, I have worked on Sundays and I have skipped church on Sundays and I've caused others to do the same, never thought taking the kids camping or to the beach on Sunday was such a problem.

Me: Let's try God's fifth commandment, may I borrow your bible and read verse 12 to you? " Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee." Dave, you seem to be a pretty decent sort of guy, you must have been a pretty good kid growing up, you never lied to your parents or snuck out at night after you were supposed to be in bed, or lied about a girl or where you were going or anything did you?
David: Yes, I'm afraid I did.

Me: David, again, I am not trying to sound mean, but my friend if you are betting your salvation on doing what is right in God's eyes and working or earning your way in to heaven by keeping His ten commandments, you are now batting one 100%. But Dave that is 100% in breaking His commandments. How many you figure you have to keep to get into heaven?
David: Sure, I'm not perfect, but neither is anyone else, I'm sure you must have broken one or two of the ten commandments at one time or another in your life.

Me: Your right Dave, not only have I in the past, but I'm sure I will in the future. But Dave, I'm not betting my salvation on working my way into heaven nor earning my way into heaven, remember, I am a Born Again Christian. Let's go back to John chapter three for a while. Turn back to John 3:3 again.
David: "Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Me: Now Dave, read verses 14-18, read them slow and think about what Jesus is telling us here.
David: "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up; so that whosoever believeth may in Him have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have eternal life. God sent not the Son into the world to judge the world; but that the world should be saved through Him. He that believeth on Him is not judged: he that believeth not hath been judged already, because he hath not believed on the name of the only begotten Son of God."

Me: David, I'm not trying to earn my way into heaven, I have simply done what Jesus has told all of us that want to guarantee our future in heaven for all eternity, to do. I have trusted in Him, and been Born Again. Rather than try to live a perfect life, which is literally impossible, I have simply done what the Lord has told us to do, "...as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up; so that whosoever believeth may in Him have eternal life." Jesus was crucified to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins, all one must do to be forgiven of his or her sins and to guarantee their place in His Book of Life and in heaven is to be Born Again, to do as the thief on the cross did. Dave, go back in your bible about five pages or so to Luke 23 and read verses 36-43. Keep in mind, what you are about to read happened while Jesus was hanging from that cross with two criminals, one on His right and one on His left, the one on the left speaks first and then the one on His right.

David: Luke 23 verses 36-43?
Me: Yes, please.
David: " And the soldiers also mocked Him, coming to Him, offering Him vinegar, and saying, If thou art the King of the Jews, save thyself. And there was also a superscription over Him, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors that were hanged railed on Him, saying, Art not thou the Christ? save Thyself and us.
But the other answered, and rebuking him said, Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in Thy kingdom. And He said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.
"

Me: David, do you see where the second thief came to the Lord's defense? Do you see where he acknowledges that Jesus is God, by saying "Dost thou not even fear God" and recognized that Jesus was not going to rot in a grave, but would instead go straight to heaven a heaven that was His "remember me when thou comest in Thy kingdom"? Do you see where he confessed that he was a sinner worthy of punishment, while at the same time declaring the Jesus lead a perfect and sinless life "And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss."? This criminal has acknowledged Jesus as God and also ask Jesus to let him serve Him for all eternity by saying "And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in Thy kingdom." Dave, Jesus didn't turn to this criminal and say, "say five Our Fathers, ten Hail Mary's and two stations of the cross? No, He said "Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise."

From this point on a number of different things happen, sometimes, the person is ready to accept Christ at this point at others you need to go to Paul's teachings about being Born Again and how step by step, in still other cases, the person will simply want to think, pray or walk away. Regardless of what happens here, at this point it is time for you to take a break and do some serious praying, for here and now is when you desperately need the help of the Holy Spirit of God. So, if the person is not ready to admit Jesus into their heart and be Born Again, then I say, "Take a minute to think about what you have just read while I take a moment to thank God for this opportunity and pray."

Father in heaven help us to do what is right in Your sight, but more do I thank thee for coming to earth as Jesus and shedding Your blood so that i would not have to try to life a perfect and sinless life, but instead, like the criminal on the cross could just come to You ask your forgiveness and acceptance and be Born Again, a fresh start with a forgotten past. Not a forgotten past because You can't remember, but a forgotten past because You choose not to remember. Thank you Lord God for all You have done for me and mine, please help me to be a blessing to someone this day and to have the opportunity to share Your love with one or two today having the opportunity to show them in Your word how they too can assure themselves of eternal bliss and not eternal damnation.

In the name of Yeshua I pray to Jehovah Father.
Amen.



Thursday April 26th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

A walk thru for Roman Catholics.


One of the hardest groups to evangelize, are those who claim to be Christians because they are Roman Catholics. Stop and think for a moment, where do you start with this group of pope worshiping idolaters?

Roman Catholics, think they are Christians, because, they claim to believe in Jesus, but alas, even the devils believe in the Lord Jesus, for how could anyone not believe that Jesus walked the earth, for He is the most written about and documented man ever to walk the face of the planet.

So, let us lay out a plan to not embarrass or harass Roman Catholics, but instead to let them lead themselves, with the help of the Holy Spirit, into accepting Christ as their own personal Lord and Saviour.

Ready? Ok, here we go. Let us say that I'm talking to a Roman Catholic by the name of David, this is how I would lead him through Scripture to the Lord.

Me: "So, David, as a Roman Catholic, are you a Born Again, or Born Anew Christian?"
David: "Nope, I'm a Catholic, so I know I'm going to heaven!"

Me: "But, you're not Born Again or Born Anew?"
David: "Nope."

Me: "Dave, would you do me a favor? Take this Bible and open it to John chapter Three."
David: "OK." Note: it is very seldom that the Roman Catholic you're talking to will refuse to take and read from the bible, since the Roman Catholic church discourages their doing so, they seem to have a real underlying desire to take one in their hands and read it. Because they are not very familiar with the bible, you may have to help them find the chapters you direct them to, not by taking the bible and not by reaching over, but instead by looking over, seeing where they are and then telling them to move forward or backwards about # of pages. It is best to use either a Catholic bible of one other than the King James Version, here we will be using the American Standard version.
David: "John chapter three? OK, I've got it."

Me: "Now Dave, read to me verses one and two."
David: "Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came unto Him by night, and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that Thou doest, except God be with him."

Me: "Now, Dave, what does that mean?"
Dave: "Well, it would seem to me that it means that a high ranking politician of the jews came to see Jesus one night and knew that Jesus was someone high in God's chain of command because he knew that no one could do the things Jesus was doing without God's help."

Me: "Good, now read just verse three, bear in mind, those words you see written in red, they are words spoken directly by Jesus, and as a Roman Catholic, you have been taught, rightfully so, that Jesus and God the Father are one."
David: "Verse three, hmm, Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God."

Me: "Now Dave, read it again, but this time make it sound as if instead of talking to Nicodemus almost 2,000 years ago, the Lord were talking to you today."
David: "Ok, Jesus answered and David and said to him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee David, Except you are born anew, you, David cannot see the kingdom of God."

Me: "David, the words you just read are in red, so let me ask you this, who spoke them and what do they mean?"
David: "Jesus, spoke them and I guess what He is saying is that unless one is Born Anew, they can not see the kingdom of God."

Me: "What do you figure the kingdom of God is?"
David: "Heaven?"

Me: "Right, now, since you are not Born Again, how do you figure you're going to get into heaven? I'm assuming you would rather not spend eternity in damnation in the lake of fire with satan".
David: "Well, I live a good life and do what the Ten Commandments tell us to do."

Me: "Dave, turn in your bible to the book of Exodus, it is way in the front of your bible, right after the book of Genesis. And turn to chapter twenty." Notice the "your" I have just given this bible to David, it is his too keep.
David: "Exodus, in the front, ok, I've got it, chapter twenty, um, the heading says ‘the Ten Commandments'."

Me: "Right, now Dave, read to me, verses 1-6."
David: "Verses 1-6, ok, And God spake all these words, saying, I am Jehovah thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any likeness [of any thing] that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me, and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments."

Me: "Dave, Now this is ging to sound harsh to you, but remember, you are reading from the bible, these are not my words nor my opinions, they are the words of God. Dave, what do verses 1-6, the first of the ten commandments given to Moses by God Himself mean to you?"
David: "It means that there is only one God, and we are to make no images of anything, man, beast, trees, nothing that bow down to and pray to."

Me: "Dave, tell me about the stations of the cross. Does your church have statues of saints in it? Do you kneel down and pray to those saints?"
David: "Yes".

Me: "David, read verses five and six to me again."

David: " Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me, and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments."

Me: "David, when you pray to statues, what does God say He will do not only to you, but your children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren?"
David: "..." Very seldom will anyone say anything here, now there is a battle raging within your Roman Catholic friend.

Let us leave off here for today and continue with the rest tomorrow, may the Lord our God Messiah Yeshua be with and bless you all this day, may He make you a blessing to at least one other this day. And may He shine His face upon you and yours. God's blessing to all.

Ahem.



Wednesday April 25th, 2001AD, 6314 AC

Man I don't want to do this!


You guys are making me feel like a beggar, and I do not like it. I don't like it one bit! But if beg I must, beg I will. It never ceases to amaze me how often you write, ask for prayers, ask for counciling and tell me how well you are doing. For what amazes me is how tight fisted you are. You have no problem asking me to drive throughout all New England to visit one of yours who is in the hospital or in jail, yet you refuse to offer even gas money.

It is kind of funny when I think about it, for two years, I posted the daily thought and or a sermon on a secular site called freerepublic.com during that time, the heathens sent in the money to keep this ministry afloat, now, without the unsaved heathen support from freerepublic, we keep falling further and further behind. You congratulate me for not being a government approved, 501 (C) 3 church. Yet without that bit of tax deduction, you tighten your fist on that five dollar bill so hard it would take none less than the IRS to free your grip from it.

Perhaps James, the half brother of the Lord can get through to you, since I have been unable to.

Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins. James 5:20 KJV

There was a time in this country that folks helped the ministry, not for a tax deduction, but because it is the ministry that reaches out to the lost. Seems that day might be gone. Oh we will continue, for it is the commandment of the Lord that we do so, but how much easier it would be if a few of you would send in just five dollars a month.

The Lord be with you all.

Amen.





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