Monday, December 30, 2013

My Last Article of the Year



My Last Article of the Year


Revolution. Just the word brings a landslide of derision from just about everyone in the room when it is used in relation to the current state of our country and its out of control Government. Party affiliation doesn’t matter, liberal or conservative everyone thinks that Revolution to restore this Republic to its Constitutional foundation is an absurd, extremist solution that only radicals and rightwing nuts might consider.

That said, it is an unfortunate fact, in my mind, that Revolution is the only way remaining to restore this country to its intended way of government. Here is why I say this:

The overwhelming evidence that Barak Obama, AKA Barry Soetoro, is not who or what he appears to be is completely ignored by the MSM and the powers in our government who are charged with protecting us from just such an infiltration as we have in Obama/Soetoro.

In the very least a congressional investigation should have been ordered based on the inconsistencies in his book, his known history and his efforts to cover his past through sealing of records etc. The fact that nothing at all was done shows, beyond doubt, that everyone in both houses is complicit in this Treason and that our entire government has been compromised.



Further reason that Revolution is the only solution left to the American People is Benghazi.

Despite direct evidence from personnel on the ground prior to and during the Benghazi incident and the passage of a year since the incident, no charges have been filed other than those punishing the Heroes who responded to help despite being ordered not to and “unnamed” suspects in Libya. Other than that the only punishment has been to Officers and Personnel who questioned or disobeyed orders to stand down.

Despite, again, overwhelming evidence of government gun-running, gross negligence regarding insuring security for our Ambassador and staff and obvious conspiracy and cover up to protect those responsible such as Hillary Clinton, the MSM and those in our government charged with ensuring things like this don’t happen have covered up the entire incident. Both parties are equally culpable again leaving the American People with no recourse whatsoever in resolving this matter.

Despite many more reasons that could be listed I am only listing three (simply pay a visit to any alternative news source such as WND, NewsMax, Drudge or Breitbart and search on Obama scandals for a start if you want more) and lastly I am listing the build up of Weapons, Ammunition, Armored Vehicles and Heavy Weapons by our Federal Government’s Domestic Enforcement Agencies.

It is no secret, in fact it is impossible to hide the fact that our government has been stockpiling Military Spec. Weapons such as fully automatic M16’s and other automatic weapons, millions of rounds of service (not training) ammunition. In addition they have acquired thousands of Military Armored Vehicles which they have posted all around the country (I have mentioned the two armored, machine gun equipped Humvees outside my local Sheriff’s Department owned by the DHS in prior articles). They also have in their armory, light artillery weapons, mortars and rocket launchers.
I defy anyone to explain to me why the DHS, FBI or any other Domestic agency needs tanks and rocket launchers! Their explanation is they are for use in the event of Civil Unrest. What scale of Civil Unrest do they expect and for what reason? Also, it is the National Guard which the State Governor has to call upon if necessary. It is not the place of any of these agencies to arbitrarily address unrest in a particular state. Of course, the usurper, Obama signed in special powers to FEMA, DHS and to himself in particular which allows the Fed to bypass State Authority. With a signature Obama can turn this country into a dictatorship given the proper set of circumstances.

Obama has circumvented the Constitution time after time via Executive Order. The only incident that was challenged was his illegal recess appointments to the Labor Board which are making their way through the courts. Obama stepped on the toes of his friends this time. However, there was little protest over the other illegal executive orders on everything from gun control to carbon emissions.

I wish to point out that private organizations such as the NRA, The Heritage Foundation and the ACLJ have been fighting for our rights tooth and nail. However it is our own representatives in Congress and the Senate who have sold out. Besides making a few token appearances on the MSM and putting out a PSA or two there is very little being done by our supposed Republicans despite their majority in the House. Where, I ask, do their allegiances truly lie?

I have come to believe that all Federal politicians are owned by the machine that is Global Banking. The more I read and study, the more it is apparent that a few very powerful entities pull the strings of most of the countries of the world – to one extent or another. The US and the EU are two whose economies rely so heavily on fiat money and the free exchange thereof that it gives the Global Banking cabal tremendous leverage and power – Enough to pull the strings of every schmuck in Congress and even buy a President.

So, what do you think? Any viable candidate for Federal office will be beholding to these Globalists. On their first day in office it is pointed out to them that if they want to bring home the bacon to their constituents not to mention keep the cash coming in to their own greedy pockets that they better play ball.

Our government is no longer by the people or for the people. I honestly think that if people were to begin protesting albeit, peacefully, in large numbers across the country that an event would quickly be contrived to excuse the use of those wonderful new powers Obama made for himself which were never challenged, even by our supposed “conservatives” in office. Nope, I think that ship has sailed and there is only one option left and it is the worst and most perilous of all. Even if the best possible result was achieved, that the military sided with the constitutional militias and armed conflict was limited and over in a matter of a few days with Obama etal incarcerated and a new Administration installed, would the new leaders be willing to return power to the people? Would we wind up with something worse? A military dictatorship? A country completely divided with armed conflict between states? Is it possible in these days for our country to actually be restored to a Republican Democracy as intended with the majority of power in the hands of the States or would there always be that desire for centralized power.

Power corrupts. That is truth. Mankind is utterly and completely corruptible.

I wish I had the answers. I wish voters had been more responsible decades ago when it was obvious that the Federal Government was beginning to centralize power. I wish voters were more responsible now, though they very well may be and it is just that the voting process is so corrupted that it no longer matters. Perhaps it doesn’t…

This is a rather sad and gloomy commentary on the last year. I pray that the next is better but I honestly don’t see that it will.

Therefore, I keep my eyes on Jesus Christ and if you don’t you might want to consider doing so. Sooner or later this world will be judged. Look around. You can see Bible Prophecy being fulfilled all around you. Only fools deny it for what it is. Do you want to spend eternity in torment for rejecting Christ and His free offer of Salvation?

Judgment will come, sooner or later, however you could die any second. I do not recommend waiting. Besides, in Christ we have hope. We know that something far better waits for us and in the mean time we have God’s Holy Spirit dwelling within us comforting and guiding us in these dark times as well as a family of millions of fellow believers who worship the True and Living God.

Next year will come, for better or for worse. However it is encouraging to note: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Note that Paul says ‘in all things’ so we know that no matter how bad things appear, they all work together for good. On that note:



God Bless All of You, My Readers, and Your Loved Ones As Well!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Special Feature

Special Feature


Due to my health I have been struggling to keep up with my writing. In the meantime I have been keeping my eyes open for articles on subjects I would be writing about if I was able. The following article, by Pastor Mike Taylor confronts many of those difficult questions regarding Love, Mercy, Wrath, Free Will and Rebellion! Why does God allow evil to exist? I suggest you read Pastor Mike's article and see for yourself. You will find there is a very good reason for everything God does.

The Wrath of God
By Mike Taylor

Have you ever heard someone say to you in light of a terrible tragedy, “Why would God allow such evil to exist in the world?” Many turn away from God and disavow Him as they cannot understand how there can be evil in the world, and a Holy God that co-exists or allows such evil.

Many do not believe in God as they cannot understand how this can be, so they theorize, “There is no God.”

I spoke of a fellow that I called, Mr. Frosty (some of you will remember him). He believes there is no God as there is so much pain and suffering in the world. Why is this man an atheist? People like him try to get their minds around a word that identifies this problem and the word is: theodicy. What is theodicy? According to the dictionary the meaning is this:

Theodicy from Greek theos – “god” + dike – “justice”) is a theological and philosophical study which attempts to prove possible God's intrinsic or foundational nature of omnibenevolence (all-loving), omniscience (all-knowing), and omnipotence (all-powerful). The fundamental dilemma of theodicy is the problem of evil: its continuing existence and God’s apparent inability or unwillingness to eradicate it. (Wikipedia)

These unbelievers do not understand when they say, “Why does God allow, if there be a God, evil in this world?” Or, “Why does God not make men that do not sin if He’s so powerful?” Do they not understand that He has made such creatures? They are called cows and horses. Do you want to be a cow or a horse? Of course not, we are men and women and God as our Creator gave us one thing that we are endowed with: LIBERTY also called, “free will choice.” You will find this concept in an unlikely place, which defines what we enjoy and adhere to. It is found in the pledge of allegiance:

“I pledge allegiance to the flag, of the United States of America and to the Republic, for which it stands, one nation, Under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” (The U.S. and God are intertwined and cannot be separated.)

IN THE BEGINNING

In the beginning, God made man with free will. He was made with a free moral character to choose either to following God, the Creator, or the god of this world. In a nutshell, he was free to choose between good or evil. But on the heels of what men choose in liberty, there is enacted righteous justice. Men believe erroneously of a god of their imagination, not the clearly defined God of the Bible. They do not understand the distinction of a God of judgment, a God of justice, nor a God of consuming fire that is a direct result of that liberty.

LIBERTY TO DO EVIL

Let us go back and examine several groups of people who by their own free will did evil and reaped judgment for their actions. I will try and show the error of their ways and how it applies to us, even today. In the time of the Moses and before, the Hebrew people became a great nation. Fear fell upon the heart of Pharaoh and the leaders of Egypt to deal with a growing problem. They were fearful that the Hebrew nation would become so, large, that Egypt would be overrun by them and eventually the Egyptians could be defeated in battle by their alignment with an invading army. You’ll find this story in Exodus chapter 1, but let’s look at a few defining verses:

Exodus 1:15-16:

“And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives, of which the name of the one was Shiphrah, and the name of the other Puah: And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.”

But the midwives feared God and did not do as the Pharaoh had ruled, but saved them alive. Then in verse 22, Pharaoh decreed this:

“And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, ‘Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.’”

What the Egyptians did was cast every male child that was born, or some believe that it included any of an age under two, to be cast into the Nile for the crocodiles. Why was this allowed to happen? Our God is a God of imparting liberty. If man is not allowed to do evil in the name of liberty, then he is not free at all, but judgment was coming and it started with the first plague given to Moses against the Egyptians.

Exodus chapter 7:20-21:

“So Moses and Aaron did even as the LORD had commanded. And he lifted up the staff and struck the water that flowed in the Nile, in the sight of Pharaoh and in the sight of his servants, and all the water that flowed in the Nile turned to blood. The fish that lived in the Nile died, and the Nile became foul, so that the Egyptians could not drink water from the Nile. And the blood flowed through all the land of Egypt.

This was the beginning of judgment upon a people who had killed innocent babies by throwing them to crocodiles, and God gave them blood to drink. It was a sign of judgment upon this evil. God gave the Egyptians ample time to repent of their sins and turn from their ways, but Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, as justice was being done, and judgment had already been decided against Egypt for their evil in God’s eyes. During the final plague against Egypt, a messenger from God, a death angel, came into the streets of Egypt and killed all first born male children that were not protected by the blood of a lamb upon the post and lintels of their doors, a sign of the coming Messiah.

Exodus chapter 11:4-6:

“Moses said, “Thus says the LORD, ‘About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt, and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of the Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the slave girl who works behind the millstones; all the firstborn of the cattle as well. ‘Moreover, there shall come forth a great cry in all the land of Egypt, such as no one has ever heard before and such as shall never shall come again.’”

Then in Chapter 12 of Exodus, the death angel came, as God told Moses, but the children of Israel were saved, because of the blood, a sign of salvation:

Exodus 12.12-13:

“For I will go through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike down all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments-- I Proclaim myself the LORD. The blood shall serve as a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.” (The blood was a foreshadow of the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ.)

You ask, why didn’t God just whisk these Hebrew people out of the land of Egypt, instead of killing all the Egyptian first born? The answer is justice. Judgment had been passed on Egypt for the crimes against their fellow man and the murders of the innocent. Because of their free will, God allowed them to have liberty, to do good or evil, but in His righteous judgment, He enacted justice.

JUDGMENT AGAINST ISRAEL

This is a story that I cannot fathom, but it happened. After all the acts of God and His righteousness, the people of Israel became ensnared with the evil of this world, and by having liberty, did evil in the sight of a Holy God. But judgment came, as Jeremiah prophesied to them, and it came to pass. You may find this sad state of affairs in Jeremiah chapter 19. Jeremiah had been instructed by God in a two-way conversation to bring the elders and the priest down to the Valley of Ben-hinnom. This was a place of 24-hour fires, burning refuse, and dead bodies. It was like their city dump; it was there that Jeremiah prophesied what God was about do to them for their evil:

Jeremiah 19:4-13:

“Because they have forsaken Me and have made this an alien place and have burned sacrifices in it to other gods, that neither they nor their forefathers nor the kings of Judah had ever known, and because they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent [babies and children] and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, a thing which I never commanded or spoke of, nor did it ever enter My mind; therefore, behold, ‘Days will come,’ declares the LORD, ‘When this place will no longer have the name Topheth or the valley of Ben-hinnom, but rather the valley of Slaughter.

I will make void the counsel of Judah and Jerusalem in this place, and I will cause them to fall by the sword before their enemies and by the hand of those who seek their life; and I will give over their carcasses as food for the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth.

I will also make this city a desolation and an object of hissing; everyone who passes by it will feel astonished and hiss because of all its disasters. I will make them eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they will eat one another's flesh in the siege and in the distress with which their enemies and those who seek their life will distress them.

Then you will break the jar in the sight of the men who accompany you and say to them,’ thus says the LORD of hosts, ‘Just so will I break this people and this city, even as one breaks a potter's vessel, which no one cannot again repair; and they will bury in Topheth because they can find no other place for burial.

I will treat this place and its inhabitants like this,” declares the LORD, ‘So as to make this city like Topheth. The houses of Jerusalem and the houses of the kings of Judah will become defiled like the place Topheth, because of all the houses on whose rooftops they burned sacrifices to all the heavenly host and poured out drink offerings to other gods.’”

I spoke of this in past sermons that Israel erected pagan idols and Asheroth poles, even in the very temple of God and had taken on the practices of Baal worshipers around them by killing their sons and daughters on pagan altars and deluded themselves that this was an acceptable way of giving Jehovah praise and worship. God had given them liberty to do this evil, but being a God of long-suffering and allowing men free will, there came a time when judgment and justice was enacted on this evil among a nation that was designed to be an example to all other nations around them, or a nation of priest, a holy nation. How far did they fall from their glorious intent of Almighty God? They fell to the pit and their eventual destruction as a nation.

FLASH FORWARD TO MODERN TIMES

In our history of “modern” times, we have experienced men who have killed other men in war and desire for conquest. I think on WWII, and Hitler’s delusional desire to cleanse the earth of inferior races of men and produce an Aryan race of super men. This was dealt with by the allied nations to the total destruction of Germany and the Third Reich. Why? Because of: justice. Because of six million Jewish people, not to mention millions of what was deemed inferior examples of the human race were slaughtered by an evil tyrant. God allowed this maniac to exist and to cause untold suffering, but in the end, that liberty to do evil was met with righteous judgment, and Hitler and his armies were utterly destroyed. BUT...

There is coming a day that may not be too far off, when evil men will do even more evil to good people. History shows many instances of atrocities exist (more than what was mentioned above), coming against good people by evil men who were given the liberty to do this evil. The coming period I speak of is known as the Tribulation, which flows into the Great Tribulation. Each combined to be a total of 7 years. In Revelation we see a picture of evil that has slain many Christians from time innumerable.

Revelation 6:9-11:

“When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had become slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained; and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” And each of them received a white robe; and they learned that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who would suffer martyrdom even as they had been, would come to completion also.”

There have been good men and women down through the ages, (I recall the Spanish Inquisition and the Dark Ages of Catholic dominance and religious cleansing of all who would not bow before the Pope in Rome), that have died because of their faith and judgment has been withheld for their crimes. John spoke of a time when more people will be killed for the profession of the Name of Jesus Christ. As the verses and chapters progress seal after seal is broken. Trumpet after trumpet is blown and bowl judgment upon bowl judgment is poured out upon this earth in preparation for the coming Kingdom of God.

One thing I wish you to ponder, does the blood of people slain only apply to Christians who were slain? Is not the destruction of many innocents, as was done in the preceding examples describe what is going on right now in our own land of the free? There is a wholesale destruction of an entire class of people—the unborn. Is the USA ripe for judgment and divine justice? I believe we are on the cusp if right now.

We read about the plight of whole groups of people who die in martyrdom in other lands around the globe, but are we not doing the exact same thing that Jeremiah prophesied to the land of Israel, or Moses to the land of Egypt? Have we not spilled the blood of the innocent who had no right to choose? It’s enough to make a person rise up to take vengeance. I understand the emotions of people who wish to stamp out abortion clinics but is it our place to enact vengeance? My Bible says it is not.

 Romans 12:19 (ASV):

“Avenge not yourselves, beloved, but give place unto the wrath `of God': for it is written, Vengeance belongeth unto me; I will recompense, saith the Lord.

And wrath is what is coming is spoken of in Romans 1:19-20:

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Again, a warning in Revelation chapter 6:15-17:

“And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; and said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?”

Never underestimate the coming judgment. It is blossoming in all its unspeakable horror all around us, and it will only get worse. We see the terror of Christians in the Middle East, who are beheaded by Muslim fanatics, or women stoned for their insane description of belief in their Koran to do so. Men killing other men, and we wonder if the Tribulation is here already.

Is it? No, but this is just a warm up of what is coming, as it will be world wide, not just a local atrocity in the Middle East, but coming to every continent on this earth. But that is at the hands of men. This coming time period we call Tribulation, is not to be compared with the evil committed by men. No, this coming time period is justice and righteous indignation of the wrath of God that will make everything else concerning the death of men, pale in comparison.

I have spoken of this in times past, but if you take the Scriptures spoken of in Revelation and the amount of death of entire populations of the earth combined of the approximately 7 billion people on this earth right now, close to 75% of them will be destroyed in God’s wrath...that is estimating 5-6 billion people killed by God’s coming wrath. And who can blame God for doing so? God has been patient for 6000 years for Man to turn to God and follow His commandments.

He even sent His only begotten Son as a substitute for the penalty that we all deserve, which is death. But the world, at large has rejected His salvation found in His only Son. God’s patience appears to be running out, as the signs and symptoms of a coming Tribulation is growing louder and louder, and the pangs earth’s redemption from sin through excising rebellion from this earth, much as a surgeon uses a scalpel to remove dead and decaying flesh, is fast approaching.

Galatians 6:7-8:

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.”

All who have committed evil in the sight of God will meet a sure and righteous justice. Christians, make yourself ready to meet thy God:

Psalm 50:1-5:

“The Mighty One, God, the LORD, has spoken, and summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth. May our God come and not keep silence; Fire devours before Him, and it is very tempestuous around Him. He summons the heavens above, and the earth, to judge His people: Gather My godly ones to Me, Those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.”

God’s Word speaks of sacrifice. Have you made a sacrifice to God? He is not speaking of the animal sacrifice of bulls and goats that foreshadowed the perfect sacrifice that was nailed to a Roman Cross almost 2000 years ago. That sacrifice was the perfect Lamb of God, Jesus the Messiah. If you have accepted Jesus as your personal Savior, been baptized, and follow His example, then you have made the perfect Sacrifice before God.

You who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord of your life, you have been covered with the blood, which God imparts righteousness to you, because of Him. We wait for the adoption process to be completed. We have the down payment of God’s Holy Spirit residing with our spirit, but we wait for the adoption, to be born of the Spirit.

How do we know this? Romans chapter 8:16-23:

“The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory, which shall be revealed in us.

For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”

You and I were given liberty to choose the god of this world, or cast it off and believe in the only Begotten Son of God, who takes away the sins of the world. You who have believed and exercised your faith that to you, it became so simple, so easy that you cannot understand why not all of the world doesn’t see it…very simple reason, liberty.

1 Corinthians chapter 1:1-25:

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; but unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”

You who read these warnings and examples of the coming wrath of Almighty God, where do you stand? You, like all of us, have been given liberty to choose. Will you stand for good or evil, life or death? To choose this life and all its trappings of sinful pleasure, is to choose death, but to give your heart and soul to the Creator of your soul and spirit, by believing on the only Begotten Son of God, is to choose life.

It is a free will decision. God will not beat you about the head into submission and He will not wait forever. He wants you to fall in love with Him and follow Him out of your own free will choice, not out of coercion, but because you see Him as He is, Almighty God and you long to be with Him and return to Him that gave you life, and He will grant you life eternal!

Ephesians 2:8-9:

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

And again, Paul tell us about what our Lord did for you and I in Romans chapter 5.8-11:

“For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Much more then, being now justified by his blood we shall be saved from wrath through him.  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.”

Take that God given liberty, your free will choice and make that commitment to follow Him, Jesus Christ, wherever He may lead you. Do it today, as to stand before Almighty God without being clothed in the righteousness of His Son, Jesus Christ at judgment day will convict you to receive: THE WRATH OF GOD!

This is Pastor Mike Taylor, wishing God’s love and salvation through the shed blood of His Son to come into your life. If you have a need, a prayer request or need counseling in biblical Christian living email me at realteam1999@sbcglobal.net. OR visit me online at: www.churchofgod-usa.org.

God bless you, till we meet at Jesus’ feet.

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I hope you found this article by Pastor Mike Taylor both informative and enlightening. I follow Pastor Mike's writings at Rapture Ready, where he is a regular contributor. If you haven't already, I encourage you to pay a visit to Rapture Ready. If you are already a Christian I think you will find RR a great source for your own studies. For those with questions or desiring to give their life to Jesus Christ I strongly urge you to visit RR and contact either Todd Strandberg or Terry James (Scroll to the e-mail box at the bottom of the main RR page). They will be glad to help you.
And, as always, I welcome your comments and questions, so, please, feel free to contact me as well. I may be a little slow in answering due to my health, but I will answer. Thanks for your prayers and encouragement too! 
Thank you all, and may God's Grace and Peace be upon you and those you love as you grow in your faith and in your knowledge of and intimacy with our beloved Lord and Savior: Jesus Christ!




Saturday, November 16, 2013

TPP

Once Again the Trans Pacific Partnership is making the news as WikiLeaks publishes the text of this devious legislation. Some time ago I wrote an article on this threat to our sovereignty and I thought it was time I re-publish the article, just to keep it in people's minds. It is imperative this legislation be fought to the bitter end!


Return For Full Refund


Did you know that a committee under the Obama administration is negotiating a treaty that, when signed, would give an international CORPORATE tribunal authority to supersede the US Constitution. Of course you don’t. Why? Because it is being done in secret!

600 CORPORATE analysts have top secret access to the text. But Democrat Ron Wyden who is supposed to have oversight over such agreements has been forbidden access to the text of the agreement. He is so furious he isintroducing legislation forcing the committee to provide him with text of the agreement. Republican Darrell Issa went so far as to post a leaked chapter of the secret agreement on his website.

Why the secrecy?

Because this agreement is so odious, so deceitful, so unconstitutional that those negotiating it know that if it sees the light of day it will have little hope of being successfully implemented.

This “trade” agreement has little to do with trade and everything to do with giving tyrannical powers to globalist corporations. Out of 26 chapters of comprehensive rules only 2 have anything at all to do with trade. The text gives enforceable authority to a corporate tribunal that would supersede our own constitution. The agreement is essentially a Trojan Horse disguised as a trade agreement which gives globalists control over American corporations without the protection of the US Constitution.

This agreement, branded the Trans Pacific Partnership or TPP would limit how signatory countries may regulate foreign firms operating within their boundaries, with requirements to provide them greater rights than domestic firms. The leaked text reveals a two-track legal system, with foreign firms empowered to skirt domestic courts and laws to directly sue TPP governments in foreign tribunals. There they can demand compensation for domestic financial, health, environmental, land use laws and other laws they claim undermine their new TPP privileges.

As revealed in Section B of the leaked text, these tribunals would not meet standards of transparency, consistency or due process common to TPP countries’ domestic legal systems or provide fair, independent or balanced venues for resolving disputes between sovereign nations and private investors. For instance, in a manner that would be unethical for judges, the tribunals would be staffed by private sector lawyers that rotate between acting as “judges” and as advocates for the investors suing the governments.

Indeed, the leaked text shows that TPP would expand on the extreme investor privileges found in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and subsequent NAFTA-style deals. These investor privileges have come under attack for threatening public health, the environment, democratic policymaking, and for favoring foreign firms over domestic firms and are opposed by both the left and the right.

The secrecy surrounding these proceedings and the continued dissimilation over the leaked text indicates that the Obama administration is intent on pushing through this agreement which subverts our National Sovereignty for the interests of the globalists. This is handing George Soros and his ilk exactly what they want and proves that Obama is bought and paid for. So much for is vaunted transparency. Since he was elected his has been the most paranoid and secretive presidency since Nixon.

It is an outrage that an agreement such as this is even being considered much less endorsed by our President. It shows that the American People must be on their guard now more than ever for it is evident that Mr. Obama values global interests over domestic sovereignty. Obama, groomed, purchased and packaged by the globalists. I just hope that America, now that they see what is in the package, return it for a full refund!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

America is Preparing For War Against Any Who Stand For God and Country!


America is Preparing For War Against Any Who Stand For God and Country!

With our all but admitted Muslim Commander in Chief making statements such as “America is no longer a Christian Nation…” and portraying Evangelicals as bitter bigots “clinging to their religion and guns”, there is undoubtedly a cold wind of anti-Christian rhetoric blowing down from Capitol Hill. There is no dispute that the President and his Administration have set the tone for the upper echelons of Government. As proof, note the filling of crucial positions with Muslims tied to extremist groups and militant Anti-Christian activists. The Defense Department, a long time bastion of Christian values is now disseminating to the ranks training materials depicting Evangelical Christians and various Respected Christian Organizations as extremists and as threats to National Security while, at the same time, removing negative references to Islam and its indisputable link to terrorism from Military documents and training materials.

Just a decade ago no one would have thought that our military, an entity that had known and valued both the comfort of knowing the living God - especially when one is huddling in a foxhole in some far flung part of the world – and the Biblical principles of Duty, Honor and Commitment to a higher cause. The Chaplain Corps. has, until very recently, been a time honored, Christ centered unit of each branch of the Military. That began to change in the 60’s and now, not only are they being censored in what they can and can’t say but they are being forced to pray to other Gods, or even no God at all. The only ‘safe’ ground for the Chaplaincy is Islam or the growing Universalism based abomination: Chrislam. The growing animosity toward Evangelical Christians in America is palpable and this is no accident of chance.

Eph 6:12  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Mat_10:22  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Mat_24:9  Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

Mar_13:13  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Luk_21:17  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

There are many more similar verses, however most Christians know that the prophets and of course, Jesus Christ himself, warned that as we neared the end days we (Believing Christians) would become the targets of more and more hostility, persecution and violence. This trend can be seen in this country, where people of good Christian Conscience are being persecuted for refusing to compromise their faith by participating in activities that violate their beliefs. It is amazing that this is happening in the United States of America – a country founded on the Christian ethic and religious freedom. What’s more frightening is what is not being reported, and that is the rape, burning, beheading and other heinous acts of random violence being perpetrated against Christians all over the globe. Of course, the majority of these atrocities are in Muslim countries such as Egypt, Syria, Libya, Nairobi, the list goes on. Thousands of Christians die each day, yet these horrible crimes are ignored by Obama, the majority of the world media and the governments of other Countries in positions to address the issue. The U.S. State Department has done practically nothing, choosing to sit on its hands just as it has through every crisis that has erupted since Obama became President.

This brings me back to what is happening here, in the United States:

Since Obama was elected President more and more positions in his staff, particularly those in high ranking positions with access to high level restricted information, have been assigned to Muslims or those publicly sympathetic to Islam. A number of concerned individuals and organizations including Rep. Michelle Bachman have expressed grave concern over these individuals and their close contacts with extremist groups such as Al Qaeda and The Muslim Brotherhood. I have addressed this in an article found here. Their queries have been met with derision and accusations of bigotry and racism. In the meantime the inner circles of our Governments most sensitive offices have been infiltrated by Muslim Extremists.

Couple this with the abundance of evidence that President Obama is not only Anti-Christian, in fact, he is a practicing Muslim, and that he is devoted to the implementation of Muslim Sharia Law in the United States and supports the eventual worldwide domination by Islam – all of these are important doctrines found in Islam’s sacred writings.

These are extreme statements I know and I am sure I will be inundated with insults and accusations, however continue reading and perhaps you might rethink your opinion of me:

Since Obama’s election he has replaced key positions in the Joint Chiefs, DHS, FBI the IRS and the DOJ with individuals who are either Muslims or who are pro-Islam in their policy decisions. These individuals who do not appear to have been properly vetted by the Government,  have been vetted by groups like Judicial Watch, the ACLJ and Heritage Foundation, all who found disturbing ties to extremist groups in the Middle East, including terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda, Hamas and The Muslim Brotherhood. However it is over the past several months that we have seen the most disturbing results of these Obama appointments.
              
Instead of focusing on obvious sources of Terrorism – Iran, Yemen the UAE and other locales in the Middle East and Africa, the Obama Administration has instead chosen to switch focus to individuals and organizations within this country as the new top level threats – more potentially dangerous than even Al Qaeda! And, who are these nefarious and obviously threatening Domestic Groups and Individuals? Fundamentalist Christians, Faith Organizations, Evangelical Christian Churches, Organizations with the words Liberty, Freedom or Patriot in their title and/or literature – you get the picture. If that doesn’t send a chill down your spine then you must be so dogmatic in your devotion to Obama that nothing he could do would shake your blind devotion to him. To those who are not blinded by the delusion that is Obama I ask you this: Do you Blog about our Government, Obama, the Administration or the FBI, DHS etc in a critical manner? Do you question the Constitutionality of their methods? Do you expose the truth about their operations, doing the Media’s job for them? Then you, my friend, are a potential target.

While the Media is doing their best to get the people to forget about the IRS’s admitted targeting of Tea Party, Conservative and Christian organizations, some of you must still remember that “Phony” scandal. (Obama’s words: Phony) Well, I doubt seriously if you were on the receiving end of the IRS’s malfeasance that you would consider it “Phony”. Despite the fact that the IRS was exposed in these illegal activities, they are still going on to this date. It is inevitable that eventually, if these methods continue, that even small time Citizen Journalists such as myself will be facing retribution from this Government. Remember, just recently legislation was approved protecting the Main Stream Media from consequences of their reporting, however, Alternate Media and Citizen Journalists were excluded. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see where this is leading.

Additionally, it has been disclosed that the Armed Services are being indoctrinated to reject Christianity and view Christians as extremists and radicals. The same is true within the FBI, the DHS and the DOJ. It has even been revealed that training for these agencies now includes silhouette targets representing the typical American, some garbed as the stereotypical “Survivalist” others just men and women, some armed with various weapons such as AR-15’s and Ak-47’s  – all designed to desensitize the trainees to the idea of engaging American Citizens.

Freedom of Information Act disclosures as well as information from the Snowden leaks indicate the the NSA has been illegally monitoring phone and data traffic of American Citizens here within the US! That means that if you share posts on the various social networking sites and/or other sites that criticize the Administration or if you post or blog in ways that are critical of Obama or the government you have been added to a list, albeit a very long list – you are on a list nevertheless –  a list that should never have existed!

By executive order or by simply ignoring Constitutional Law the Obama Administration has initiated an intelligence gathering operation on American Citizens on American Soil. At the same time, the Military and Federal Paramilitary Enforcement Agencies are being trained to engage civilians in Hostile Military Actions. Every Federal Agency with an enforcement arm has begun stockpiling HUGE amounts of ammunition as well as accumulating Firearms, Armored Vehicles and Heavy Weapons of various sorts including Rocket Launchers, Mortars and advanced Drone based systems.

If you have followed me for any time at all you know that I am not one to follow after every conspiracy theory bouncing around on the web. I try to footnote entries that could be questionable and I read as much as I can on a subject prior to writing about it. If you have another reason for all of these well documented cases (most have even been acknowledged, grudgingly, by the Agencies involved) please let me know. However to me, and a growing number of regular Americans, not hysterics, or tin foil hat types, just regular Joes and Janes, we are beginning to see that there is only one place this trend could be leading:

America is Preparing For War Against Any Who Stand For God and Country!

Tribulation prophecy is portentously lacking in references to the US. For centuries Eschatologists have wondered at what this could mean. America was not only a world Super Power but we were also staunch allies with Israel. It was inconceivable that we would not be involved in, if nothing else, the Ezekiel prophecies. However, other than one vague reference to the young lions which, in my opinion, has nothing to do with this country, it would appear that America is not involved, at least in any military capacity, in the events immediately prior to the Tribulation nor during the Tribulation period. We must assume that something keeps the US from intervening in the events noted by the Prophet Ezekiel. It is also apparent that we do not play any significant role during the Tribulation, either in opposition to or support of, the World Government of the Antichrist.

Could it be that Civil strife, perhaps even civil war sidelines the United States rendering the US incapable of helping Israel even if we were inclined to. Or, could it be that we are being set up for a Government takeover, Martial Law as many have suggested. The new Military backed government would likely quietly go along with the New World Order. It is also conceivable that the Rapture would remove a significant number of the population and cause enough chaos and madness among those who remain that the Country would be too crippled to be of any influence in world events. Who knows? The bible is silent, therefore we must simply wait on the Lord – I doubt that we have long to wait.

This brings me to the wrap up of this article. Let’s not be fearful, ok? Remember Ephesians 6:12 –  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

More than anything, this is a spiritual war. There are things going on unseen that are driving everything we see. As disturbing as it might be, Godlessness everywhere, Homosexual Marriage, Immorality, Violence and, of course, the possibility that our own country is preparing to conduct military operations against American Citizens on American Soil, remember: Greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world! John 4:4  And, we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 No matter how crazy this life seems or how out of control things appear to be God is in control. Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is with us, His Spirit dwells within us, guiding us, comforting us. No matter what happens we have Heaven waiting for us just on the other side of the veil of this world. In fact, all of these things should cause us to lift our heads high and shine all the brighter for Jesus because these things we see all point to the fact that the end is indeed near and it is absolutely imperative that our focus be on getting the Gospel out to those who have not yet found their way to Salvation in Christ Jesus.

So, let’s put aside confusion and frustration and go forth into the world and spread the good news of Jesus Christ –  for the time is indeed growing short – that, my friends, is how best we can do our part in this war!

God Bless You ALL!

Mark