Saturday, December 28, 2013

Civil War in the USA

Many have been talking about civil war coming to this nation, expecting it to be violent and bloody with many deaths. That may very well happen in the next few years, and I expect it to. But civil war has already begun in the USA and we didn't even realize it. It is not a violent and bloody war in the physical sense, but war nonetheless. It is a war of evil againist good, darkness against light.

Look at what has recently happened to the guy from Duck Dynasty because he said that the Bible teaches that homosexuals (I refuse to call them "gays" because there is nothing gay about the abomination of homosexuality) will not enter into the kingdom of Heaven. Now I don't watch tv and have never seen the show, but from what I've read recently it is about a Christian family of rednecks in Louisiana who close out almost every show in prayer over the dinner table. But since this guy spoke the truth he is being crucified in the news media. The same thing happened to the president of Chick-Fil-A last year. The news media hated George Bush because he spoke about how Jesus changed his life. They hated Sarah Palin because she was a Christian.

Any time that anyone dares to speak out against homosexuality they are called bigots, haters and intolerant. They lose their jobs, their businesses, their "friends". A bakery recently refused to cook a wedding cake for two homosexuals because it went against their religious beliefs. They were taken to court and found guilty of discrimination; they will probably close their business because of this. I have a dear brother-in-Christ who the Lord had me warn that the people in the firm he is working for are trying to set a trap for him because he is a servant of the Lord. True Christians in this nation are being attacked like never before, and it is only going to get worse.

Don't dare speak out against abortion because you will be persecuted because of it. Instead of calling it the slaughter of unborn babies, it is now called a "woman's right to chose" (to murder her unborn child).

The war has begun from tvs and movies, trying to (and succeeding) convince the population that illicit sex,homosexuality. pornography, drugs, vulgarity, profanity, adultery and violence are normal, natural and good things. Have you looked at the movie ratings lately? It is hard to find anything other than "R" rated movies. Even the "PG-13"" movies are filled with vulgarity, curse words and sex.

The war has already begun in our schools where Christian values are looked down upon and mocked. There are no more Christmas parties in schools, only Holiday parties. No more Christmas trees, only Holiday or Winter trees. Homosexuality is taught as an acceptable lifestyle in today's schools.

The war has begun in our military where witnessing about Jesus is not tolerated. Even chaplains are told not to discuss their faith with people they are counseling. Fourth grade children in Prosper, TX made Christmas cards for the bedridden veterans at the VA hospital in Dallas, but the VA refused them because they said "Merry Christmas".

The war has begun in our government where anything to do with Christianity is forbidden. Prayers before meetings are not allowed. When was the last time you heard a prayer before a sporting event? Even the antichrist in the Oval Office refused to participate in the National Day of Prayer.

The war has begun and it is a spiritual war, not a physical war. which, unfortunately, will be lost by the Christians in this country because few of them are repenting and turning from their wicked and evil ways. When an antichrist occupies the Oval Office as is now happening, nothing good will become of it. We were told by Jesus that we would be persecuted, and that has been happening all over the world for centuries, except here in this nation. But that has now changed and God's people in the USA will see even greater persecution even unto death in the next few years. He that endures to the end will be saved.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Power Behind the Kings, Rulers and Kingdoms

A friend of mine recently suggested that I listen to Chuck Missler's teaching on Genesis. Usually the Lord lets me know that I am not to be influenced by the teaching of others because the Holy Spirit is my teacher. Rarely does He let me read religious books other than the Bible and even less frequently does He let me listen to sermons. But for some reason I felt I was supposed to listen to at least part of Missler's program on the computer. I listened to the first part and understood why I was supposed to. It opened my eyes to something I had never heard nor understood before before.

Ezekiel 28:11-19 NIV

11 The word of the Lord came to me: 12 “Son of man, take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre and say to him: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says:“‘You were the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 You were in Eden,the garden of God, every precious stone adorned you: carnelian, chrysolite and emerald, topaz, onyx and jasper,lapis lazuli, turquoise and beryl. Your settings and mountings[b] were made of gold ; on the day you were created they were prepared. 14 You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you. You were on the holy mount of God; you walked among the fiery stones.15 You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created till wickedness was found in you. 16 Through your widespread trade you were filled with violence,and you sinned. So I drove you in disgrace from the mount of God, and I expelled you, guardian cherub, from among the fiery stones. 17 Your heart became proud on account of your beauty, and you corrupted your wisdom because of your splendor. So I threw you to the earth; I made a spectacle of you before kings. 18 By your many sins and dishonest trade you have desecrated your sanctuaries. So I made a fire come out from you, and it consumed you, and I reduced you to ashes on the ground in the sight of all who were watching. 19 All the nations who knew you are appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.’”

Now I've probably read that passage no less than fifty times in the last thirty years and, like many other things in the Bible, really didn't understand it. Presumably Ezekiel is prophesying to the king of Tyre. But upon closer inspection he cannot possibly be speaking to the king of Tyre. Obviously the king was not in the Garden of Eden. Ezekiel is prophesying to the power behind the king - satan. Now read it again with that in mind. Makes sense doesn't it!

Isaiah 14:12-17

12 How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! 13 You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. 14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” 15 But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit. 16 Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: “Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, 17 the man who made the world a wilderness, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?”

In Chapter 14 Isaiah was initially prophesying regarding Babylon. However, this part of the passage is obviously directed to someone else - satan, the power behind Babylon. Now it makes sense, doesn't it?

In that teaching Chuck said that there were other passages like this in the Bible. So next time you run across something like this that you cannot understand from a human viewpoint, look at it from a spiritual perspective and see if it makes more sense.