Thursday, June 30, 2011


Last year the Obamination declared June as "Gay Pride Month". This year June was one of the worst months in our nation's history for wildfires. Coincidence? I think not. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire also.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lessons From Job

What did Job do to cause all those problems to come upon him? Who sent all those troubles upon Job, and why? Did Job's "friends" seek to comfort him?

Much has been written and preached about why all those terrible things happened to Job - 99% of those teachings accusing Job of some sin that caused God to punish him so horribly. So I ask "What did Job do to warrant all his suffering"? Let's look at what the Bible says regarding this.

 Job 1:1 -  There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and turned away from evil. Hmmm, well that certainly doesn't tell us what a horrible person Job was.

Job 1:8 - And Jehovah said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job? for there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and turneth away from evil. Hmmm, even God didn't find anything wrong with Job, did He? Yet, most of the "wise" teachers and pastors in today's churches can find something to accuse Job of, even though God didn't. Who do you think is right, God or the "wise men" of today.

Let me ask you another question. Was it satan who brought up the subject of Job or was it God? Look at Job 1:8 - "And Jehovah said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job? for there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and turneth away from evil." It was obviously God who brought up the subject of Job to satan. Why? Only God knows? God could find nothing to accuse Job of and neither could satan. What kind of game was God playing with satan? Why did God bring up Job? There are no answers to these questions because only God knows.

After many terrible things came upon Job, then we have this happening. Job 2:3 - "And Jehovah said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job? for there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and turneth away from evil: and he still holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause". Even through all this Job knew that he had done nothing to cause all this. Then God Himself told satan that he, satan, had moved God against Job to destroy him without cause. In other words, it was God who sent all the troubles upon Job. You don't believe that? Then look at Job 42:11 - "Then came there unto him all his brethren, and all his sisters, and all they that had been of his acquaintance before, and did eat bread with him in his house: and they bemoaned him, and comforted him concerning all the evil that Jehovah had brought upon him". That says it pretty clearly that it was God who sent all the evil upon Job.

When Job was going through all his suffering what did his "friends" do to comfort him? They were sitting there with Job until job opened his mouth to pour out his pain. Once he was foolish enough to open his heart and tell his "friends" about his pain and how badly he was hurting, that was when they decided to show him how much they loved him and how wise they were. No doubt they thought they were "helping" him. That was when they began to dump upon him and accuse him of everything under the sun. They were so wise that they knew that God would not send all this suffering upon Job unless he had done something to deserve it. They waited until Job was vulnerable and in great pain to tell him what a horrible person he was and about all the terrible sins he had committed. They waited until he was in a weakened condition to try and stick knives in his heart. They were like the "wise" ones of today who will say "Speaking the truth in love, brother...." When someone tells you that, run away from them as fast and as far as you can.

Sounds just like the "Christians" of today, doesn't it? When things are going fine, when you're happy, successful and doing well, then all your "Christian friends" want to be around you and tell you how wonderful you are, how great God is. But woe unto you when you are feeling down and hurting and are foolish enough to open your heart and let these same people know you are in pain. They will then take that opportunity to tell you all the things that God is punishing you for, how He is dealing with you about some sin in your life, how you missed God along the way and have gone off His path. The one thing they will not do is love and comfort you, just like Jobs "friends" didn't.

I know this from hundreds of personal experiences over the past 29 years when my "Christian friends" have done exactly the same things to me. I know it from others whom I have had to love, comfort, encourage and build up after the religious people did the same things to them. I have seen these very things in many, many churches over the years. I have seen people come into the church wounded and hurting and the "wonderful, wise Christians" in the churches either avoid them or want to sit down with then and "counsel" them what they did wrong to cause God to send this pain upon them. Or they tell them that they should not come to church expecting or hoping for their needs to be met. I have seen many people leave the churches because they went there looking for love and comfort and found none.

When I lived in Tyler, Tx a few years ago I had a neighbor who had lost her 35 year old son to a brain aneurysm unexpectedly. He was alive one minute, then dead the next. Poor Barbara was devastated, torn to pieces, her heart shattered. Four years later she was still in great pain, which is normal in a situation where a parent has lost a child. She was talking to a "spirit-filled Christian friend" of her's and telling that "friend" that she was still mad at God about Him taking her son from her. This "wonderful. wise, spirit-filled Christian friend" then told her "Well Barbara, maybe God is dealing with you about something". How wise! How loving! How comforting! How Christian. This stupid jackass named Juanita might as well as have taken a knife and stuck it into Barbara's heart!! Barbara learned a hard and bitter lesson not to open up her heart to "Christian friends" again. I was the only person she knew she could tell this story to and how much it angered and hurt her. Personally, I wanted to go slap the hell out of Juanita and tell her what a fool she was. Instead I hugged Barbara and let her know that her feelings were okay and that she didn't need to feel guilty about them, that He is a big God and can handle our emotions.

What lessons do we need to learn from all this? When someone is going through hard times, whether it be emotionally, spiritually or financially, we are not to try and understand God's reasons for it because we can't. "For His ways are not our ways, and His thoughts are not our thoughts. As far as the sun is from the moon are His ways higher than our ways and His thoughts higher than our thoughts." We are not to criticize them, judge them or condemn them. We are to comfort, encourage and build them up. We are to love them.

Yes, there are times when people are in obvious sin and the Bible tells us how to handle that. But most of the time we will not know what God is doing with someone, why He is putting them through such misery. He tests us and tries us in the fires of affliction. But it is not for us to judge in these situations, it is only our responsibility to love them, to comfort them, to encourage them, and to build them up.

Next we see Job arguing with God and daring Him to tell him what he did wrong to cause all the horrible suffering God sent upon him. What was God's response to Job? Basically He told Job "Job, I am God, I created the world, I created you. Who are you to question Me?" Then Job repented of questioning God, admitting that he did not understand Him. Then God rebuked Job's "friends".

Yes, we see at the end of Job that God restored him and gave him more children and possessions. But you need to know this, when a parent loses a child, or in Job's case ten children, it doesn't matter how many more children God gives you, the pain of losing those other children never, ever, ever goes away. That pain remains with you the rest of your lives.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Coming Out Of The Eye Of The Storm

With last week's dismal stock market downturn, the pathetic numbers of new jobs created causing the unemployment rate to jump up to 9.1%, the housing market in steep decline and other factors which show people losing confidence in what the Obama administration calls the "economic recovery", I feel that we are now coming out of the eye of the storm that we have been sitting in for some time now -

Now the class 5 hurricane force winds will come from the other direction and completely destroy the economy of this nation.What that means exactly I do not know except that we will see hyperinflation in ways that we never expected and a depression much worse than the Great Depression. How do you prepare for this? Pray, pray, pray and pray some more asking the Lord what He wants you specifically to do. There is no blanket answer regarding this, it is as the Lord wills for each person, each family.

Last year I wrote a message which was titled Catastrophe Upon Catastrophe in which I stated that judgment had already begun and was going to get worse and worse. It started off with deadly weather events and mass killings. This year the weather events have gotten much deadlier and much more destructive. They will continue to get deadlier and more destructive as the year goes on. Little by little we are becoming a nation of refugees. Little by little our farmlands and crops are being destroyed by great floods and tornadic winds, by severe droughts in many areas of the nation as well as huge wildfires in several states. Little by little all these things are adding up to great destruction. Little by little our food supply is dwindling and the price of food is shooting up. These things are not going to improve regardless of what the Liar-In-Chief and his cronies say on television, they are only going to get worse.

God's warnings ended last year and the only thing coming is judgment and destruction. As I have so many times before, I beg you to turn off the idiot boxes, quit spending your days on your computers looking for more "warnings" from false prophets and other deceivers, and turn to the Lord in prayer and spend more time in your bibles. Prayer and the bible are the only sources that will help you prepare for what is coming. Speculating about foolishness like the Illuminati, the New World Order, the Bilderberg Group, the Nephilim, UFOs and aliens is utter nonsense and a complete waste of time - those things are not from the Lord, only from men's foolish imaginations. Spend your time usefully - in prayer and your bibles.

(Yes, there is a Bilderberg Group, it is made up of some of the most successful businessmen in the world, along with several politicians. But its goal is NOT to control the world or even the markets.)