Archives III


1.27.17
The changing prophetic destiny of America

Under the presidencies of Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, George W Bush and the immediate past “president,” America was led in a direction of global governance. Throughout those years, and especially in the past decade, America’s treatment of Israel has declined. The past eight years in particular has seen America become almost an enemy to Israel and no doubt this would have accelerated even more under a Hillary Clinton White House. Since 911, America has settled into a world order that is diametrically opposed to the interests of Israel and aligned itself with the traditional enemies of Israel. This, without check, has tremendous eternal implications for America and its citizens.

In Matthew 25:31-34 Jesus speaks a parable, “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit on the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides 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 to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” In exegetic context, the theme of God judging sheep and goats is also found in Ezekiel 34-35, with the goats being the unrighteous leaders and nations that hated the children of Israel. There are many other examples of judging the nations who came against Israel and treated God’s children with contempt.

We know from scripture that God will judge both nations and individuals. In Genesis 12:3 the Lord says to Abram, whose decedents became Israel, “And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and you shall be a blessing; And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curses thee.” We find several prophecies where the nations that come against Israel are judged. Zechariah 12:9 says, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” The phrase “in that day” is a reference to the Day of the Lord, the same time frame Jesus spoke of when he said “When the Son of man shall come in his glory.”

The leaders (shepherds) AND the nations (either sheep or goats) will be judged in the day of the Lord for how they treated Israel. Likewise, all the people will be judged by the way they treated God’s people. Jesus continued in Matthew 25 to tell of how those who gave him clothing, food, visitation in prison, drink, and took him in as a stranger will receive their inheritance in the kingdom. Jesus says that what has been done to “the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.” He is speaking not only of how we are to treat one another, but also how we treat the children of God, Israel, who have been strangers, imprisoned, hungry, naked and thirsty. This is consistent with the entirety of scripture.

In the Day of the Lord, the United States does not want to be one of those nations that have come against Jerusalem, either militarily or politically. The nation would be judged and it will not bode well for those in it. Under every White House since Carter, with the exception of Ronald Reagan, America has been moving toward siding with the enemies of God against the children of Israel, especially under the immediate past “president.” President Donald Trump is taking immediate steps to reverse this pattern. As we have seen from our brief study here, leaders are important for as Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” Let us rejoice in and pray that America’s prophetic destiny is being altered in the right direction by our new leader. 



1.26.17
Media reform and discerning the truth

The mainstream news media must be reformed otherwise our nation is in great peril. The media, using half-truths, “if-then” scenarios, and alarmist statements of fear mongering criticizes every move that President Trump makes. If only, we as Christian Americans would stand in solidarity on behalf of restoring the truth and stop reading, listening to, or watching the mainstream media, perhaps the drop in ratings and revenue would result in change. We also must call out the lies and interpretations of the news based on a Marxist worldview. Remember a little bit of truth makes a better lie. Many like the idea of turning off the media, but they, wishing to be informed, ask how they could do this and still be responsible citizens.

This comes down to two basic concepts: 1) no longer patronize the news media, and 2) discerning the truth. People ask how I do this. First and foremost, I pray and ask guidance from the Holy Spirit. I stopped watching the news about 10 years ago. I get my news through sources and by visiting a very small handful of websites, starting with The Drudge Report. Drudge is a news aggregator. It has the stories from all the major and many minor news outlets. It writes its own news very little. On this site, one can compare what the various news outlets are writing about a certain topic. When reading the stories, I also look for clues to go to the original source—If a speech is quoted, for example, I find the text. If a source is quoted, I go to that person’s or organization’s website and read all of what was said in its context.

There are assumptions that I make. If the story is written by a mainstream media outlet, I assume that it is lying and that there is an opposite point of view. Then I look to find what others have written or find the actual source of the story. It’s easier than you think. If something is reported that is outlandish, it’s probably not true. I avoid sites like Snopes because they are funded by George Soros or other leftists and only perpetrate lies. One has to be careful not to fall into “group think”—that is what you see when all the reporters are using the same words to describe something, as if they are using talking points. Judge every story as to what the angle is and try to boil it down to one fundamental statement.

For example, President Trump is ending the immigration policy of the previous Administration, including federal funding to sanctuary cities that harbor illegal aliens. The news media, however, reports that he is jack-booting immigration and stirs fear that families will be deported. These people, however, are here illegally. Laws are on the books to protect citizens. Illegals chose to break the law. This is part of boiling down the news to a fundamental statement. It is just an example. Discernment and truth are important and we need to know how to detect them before media reform can occur. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” It is your responsibility to judge properly and not be deceived. You can do a little journalistic work and be well informed each day in the same time you would normally watch the news.

1.25.17
A call for media reform

​In journalism school at The Ohio State University, I was taught very basic premises of reporting the news. The professors were sticklers for fact and the correct application of it. In one class, we were given the example of a race between the Soviet Union and the United States. The American won in this two-man contest. The headline in Pravda read: “Soviets finish second; Americans next to last in international race.” We discussed how the headline was factual, but it did not reflect the truth. A little bit of truth makes a better lie. And the mainstream news media has been lying to you for decades. The lies are becoming so bold and slanted that we, as truth-seeking Christian Americans, must call for media reform.

CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and even FOX need to wake up to the difference between editorializing and news. They all interchange the two seamlessly. News should be unbiased and unreflective of the reporter’s political viewpoint. The journalist’s mission is to report the news without bias. Trouble is, these “journalists” have been taught by communists in our colleges and universities and they bring with them an inner bias that cannot be undone. They see the aforementioned race in terms of political right and wrong, and to them the American did finish next to last. It’s all how you view the event. These “journalists” view their politics as right and just, so everyone who disagrees is a hater. 

In my time covering politics, I would have been aghast if someone accused me of favoritism and bias. I took great measures to ensure that my stories reflected the unbiased truth. During the former “president’s” last White House Correspondents Dinner, he described a free press as one that has the same goals as the White House, his administration, in particular. He said, “So I want to close my final White House Correspondents' Dinner by just saying thank you. I'm very proud of what you've done. It has been an honor and a privilege to work side by side with you to strengthen our democracy.” He is describing a propaganda machine, not a “fourth estate” news media that held the administration accountable to the truth and the law. What he described is not a free press.

A free nation depends on a free media. But when the media crosses the line and becomes a mouthpiece for government, it is no longer free. Back to the story about the race—on inauguration day I watched as the mall from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial filled with people to hear President Donald Trump. During his speech the mall was full with a sea of people. Yet the media showed pictures of the mall before he began speaking while people were still gathering and tried to pass it off as a comparison to the crowds at the Planned Parenthood-Communist Party-sponsored women’s march the next day. When called on it by Trump, the media cried that he didn't even give them a break on the first day. Then they published stories correcting Trump on his correction. It’s the same concept as the Russian-American race headline.

If we do not have media reform as a nation, our freedoms are in jeopardy. Jesus said in John 8:32, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” He said in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life, no man comes unto the Father but by me.” As Christian Americans, we know the truth. We should demand it of our media. How? Quit watching these news channels; don’t buy their papers; don’t believe anything they report. Find news sources that report the truth, and make sure others are verifying their stories. Don’t be dupes by falling for stories that are not true. Practice discernment. We as Christians elected this last President. Our job is not finished. Let’s demand media reform.


1.24.17
Women’s march powered by antiAmerican forces

Approximately half a million women marched on Washington, D.C. to protest losing the election, the new President Donald Trump, and the possibility of losing the right to kill their own babies in the womb. WWW.womensmarch.com spoke volumes of what the media neglected to report. The sponsors included Planned Parenthood, the Human Rights Campaign, and the George Soros-funded moveon.org. The list of partners looked like a who’s who of anti-American activists and included the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Council on American Islamic Relations, Democratic Party groups, and the National Education Association (you know, the ones who teach our children in public schools).

The website says that in light of the election results, these groups are “hurt and scared.” The website clothes these groups’ anti-American actions in human rights, equity, and social justice. This was about all the groups who oppose traditional morality and justice by the law. Many of them openly advocate the overthrow of the Republic. Interesting that Muslim women, the most oppressed in the world by their own theocratic system, participated side by side with the very people their religion says to kill—homosexuals. The website says, “We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and interesting identities”--In other words, rebellion against the US. They are united by their hate of America.

In the end, it’s all about the possibility that the Trump administration will defund Planned Parenthood, overturn elements of the socialist health care law that fund abortion, and that a Trump-appointed Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. A star-studded Hollywood cast of left wing communists adorned the stage shouting vulgarities about and sexually explicit insults at President Trump while the crowd cheered in agreement. It was hardly a lady’s forum. Many were wearing hats that represented vaginas. The entire event showed a tremendous lack of respect—not only for our country, our incredible form of government, but for the women themselves. Quite frankly, it was an embarrassing travesty to see grown women behave in such a degrading fashion.

Many of these groups say they are against hate, but they are saying hateful things about those with whom they disagree. They say they are “hurt and scared.” To them, this excuses their hateful ways. But this is a sad state of affairs. First, they are being used by those forces that seek to destroy America and her freedoms. But even more, they do not know the love of God. 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.” 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” There is no greater indication that these people are tormented and need the love of God than their actions at that women’s march. Torment, fear, lack of a sound mind—may the Lord show us how to reach them.​

1.23.17
Left’s dark take on Trump speech exposes graft to light

​The Marxist globalist left’s talking points across the Democratic Party and the mainstream news media characterized President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech as “dark” and “Hitlerian,” but in reality his populist speech exposed the establishment’s cabal of graft and corruption to the light. Again, these perpetrators of darkness continue to project what they have been doing for decades as something evil when it exposes their deeds. Perhaps most Americans have over spiritualized the very physical manifestation of 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.”

Trump plainly said in some 16 minutes what America and the rest of the world have been experiencing without exception prior to and immediately after the presidency of Ronald Reagan—“ For too long, a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished -- but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered -- but the jobs left, and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.”

It took great courage to say these words when the very generations of those complicit in what Trump exposed were sitting right behind him—from Jimmy Carter to both Bush’s to the Clintons to the immediate past “president,” all participated in a corrupt globalist agenda that worked counter to the well-being of every American they swore to uphold and protect, so help them God. The oath of office didn’t mean anything to them because “God” in their public statements was whatever anybody thought at any given time. They all have said that allah and God were the same, indicating they were no respecter of the one true God and that their “god” was the god of this world. They showed by their actions the realm of wickedness in high places.

For the past eight years in particular, Americans have heard nothing but lectures of how bad we are, how Christians were akin to radical insurgents, how we were culpable for all the woes on earth. The highlight of the globalist agenda was to demonize all that is good and celebrate all that is evil, and wrap it in some strange form of patriotism. No, Trump’s speech was not dark, it was exposing these people and their agenda to the light so that all can see. The immediate response from the antichrist crowd was to swear to fight him at every juncture, a call for no quarter. All of God’s people are in a battle against this spiritual wickedness. Trump set a record for the number of prayers lifted up on inauguration day. Let us solemnly engage by not allowing others to speak evil of our good. May we shine the light of Christ across our land.


1.20.17
A prayer for a new era

Heavenly Father, we praise your holy name and thank you for your mercy, your discipline, your lovingkindness. Thank you that you gave your only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. Thank you that through Jesus Christ the world might be saved. Thank you that you intervene on our behalf that we are not destroyed by the evil one, that you protect us in troubled times, and you are our very present help and refuge. Thank you that we may abide beneath your almighty shadow and you are our shield and buckler. You have delivered us even slightly from the dark work of a stranger’s hands and you have covered us with your feathers and under your wings a remnant trusts.

We ask your forgiveness for our disobedience as a nation. Please forgive the trespasses of those who have transgressed your Word and have been an offense to righteousness. They claim strongly that they know what is best and they beat their chests with iniquity, saying their truth is greater than yours. Please forgive us for allowing their rebelliousness and wicked abominations to darken our nation. Please forgive us as a people for twisting your word and making it what is isn’t. We ask your hand upon us as like a father to a disobedient son who has repented from his rebellious ways. We beg your forgiveness though we know we are not deserving of it. May our remnant stand in the breech and make the hedge that you may save our nation.

We pray Lord for your Peace to return to our land, for the peace of Jerusalem and your protection of her. Lord we ask that you strengthen us to stand for your righteousness. We seek your wisdom as witnesses to your glory. We pray that perilous days ahead would be met with the strength and boldness of the saints, guided by your Holy Spirit and girded by your full armor that we may know how to stand on the courage you give us through the power of your word. That we are able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all that we stand confident in your presence. We pray that we may speak boldly as we ought to speak and quench all the fiery darts of the wicked using the shield of faith and the sword of the Spirit, your holy word.

We ask protection over our leaders and that they may lead wisely and in the admonition of your ways. We pray that your righteousness becomes their righteousness; that they seek the desires of your heart and act rightly. We pray that they know your justice and raise it from its fallen state and set it upright; that your truth and equity enters our nation’s house and abides there. We pray that you restore us as that city that is set on the hill and cannot be hid; that we are led to be the light of the world and restore your name on our housetops. Let us be at peace with our neighbors and lead the nations by our example in your good name, that your prosperity be no longer a stranger to us. And as Jesus said in Matthew 6:13, “Deliver us from evil: For yours is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”

1.19.17
Revealed: How antichrist world order is achieved

Since the presidency of George HW Bush, America has been part of a conspiracy to establish a one world Marxist-oriented order under the theme of globalism. This phenomena has been underscored by the movement and resettlement of populations from one country to another, the export of jobs and businesses from industrialized nations to developing nations, the loss of jobs and declining middle class in developed nations, and an increase in poverty. Now, people are rebelling. We’ve seen it with Britain’s exit from the European Union and with the Trump election. And there are what the news media calls elitists in Davos, Switzerland plotting a new course to continue this march toward an antichrist system.

These Davos elite are the political and business leaders of developed nations who assemble each year to plot their course toward a global economy. But this meeting has them scratching their heads as everything was on track until people rebelled. Now they are trying to figure out how to placate the people while still accomplishing their goals.  For example, Bloomberg reports that Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, said, “We need to go to a system where we are protecting workers, not jobs, and society will help people retrain or reorient. There may just be a need to man up. We have to pay for the social cohesion that we need to keep our societies advancing, and accept that this may be a higher tax burden on people.”

That’s not manning up, that’s wealth redistribution while the elites skim their take. International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde confirmed Baldwin’s remarks and added, “But it needs to be granular, it needs to be regional, it needs to be focused on what will people get out of it and it probably means more redistribution than we have in place at the moment.” Bloomberg reports, Bridgewater Associates Billionaire Ray Dalio, said, “I want to be loud and clear: populism scares me. The No. 1 issue economically as a market participant is how populism manifests itself over the next year or two.” Former US Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said Trump was suspending the rule of law by bringing jobs back to America.

Vice President Joe Biden told the conference that populism threatens the collapse of the “liberal world order.” These tyrants are enriching themselves at the dire expense of society and are setting the stage for an antichrist world order. America, irrespective of its flaws, always has been a beacon of freedom of speech and religion. An antichrist world order is a threat to both as is written of it in Revelation 13:17, “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” We know that such a system will come about, but we must also stand against it as those who don’t are judged accordingly, and those who do are honored. These tyrants fear populists who stand up for their rights. Let’s stand in vigilance.

1.18.17

Celebrating

15 years ago today, I began writing The Daily Jot. For months upon months there was this urge building up inside of me to put my journalism background into action about news events, but I wasn’t sure how or what that would look like. After a lot of prayer and discussion, my wife Chris encouraged me to just start. I felt the Lord leading me to write about how current events are related to the Bible and to give people something that encourages and equips them to evangelize. The first Daily Jot was sent out on January 18, 2002 to about 34 people that I thought might be interested and who were on my personal email list. Little did I know that throwing that small pebble into the pond would ripple out to what it is today.

The concept was to write about what the Lord led me on each day—not to get ahead of myself or to get ahead of God, just let the Holy Spirit lead. The Lord led me to name this missive The Daily Jot. It is taken from Mathew 5:17-18 where the Lord says, “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” The jot is the smallest letter, an iota. I wasn’t to get lengthy in these writings. At first the Jot was just about 100 words, but soon I was led to settle in with the four paragraph, 600 words or so, format that could be read in three minutes.

As time passed, it was evident that prophecy and how news related to its fulfillment was to become a feature of The Daily Jot. The Lord pressed upon me Ezekiel 3:17-19, “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.” This is repeated for the righteous man who turns from his righteous ways. I consider it my calling in writing The Daily Jot.

During the past 15 years, I have tried to interpret the Bible from its context and apply it to current events with an eye toward how we are seeing prophecy unfold. The news in the Jot is confirmed by two sources independent of one another. I am not influenced by other Christian writers or by news commentators. I try as much as humanly possible to write what my Spirit is telling me. Sometimes I read the Jot back to myself and marvel about what has been written because it couldn't just be me. You will see that often I write counter to what the big boys are saying. I don’t go along just to get along because of what the Lord gave me from Ezekiel 3. I would never want to mislead anyone or cause them to stumble. There is a lot more I could write on this day, but I just want to encourage you to celebrate with me today and praise the Lord in all that you do!

1.17.17
Let us not forget these days


As we approach inauguration day, the stories against President-Elect Donald Trump continue to increase. The liberal media establishes straw man after straw man to present their if/then scenarios about issues and how Trump doesn’t measure up. They don’t know the difference between news and opinion because what they are writing is opinion—and it hardly makes sense. With all the public outcry about whether Trump would accept the results of the election if he didn’t win, the progressives (communists) in the Democratic Party accused Trump of exactly what they are doing. While dissidence has always been a part of American politics, so too, has unification after the vote is settled. Until now.

Shame on the outgoing “president.” Shame on Hillary Clinton. Shame on the Marxist globalists in the news media. Shame on those who are planning to disrupt the inauguration of the President. They should be ashamed. They have had the opportunity to unite the nation in the wake of a bitterly contested election, but they continue to throw their temper tantrum by whipping up the useful tools of their revolution—those who think they are informed, but are not; those who think they are enlightened, but have dark souls; those who would rather be victims than victors; those who in their heart of hearts are racists, bigots, xenophobes, homophobes, but prefer to hide their beliefs behind the shield of accusing others of these terrible traits. Shame on them for stirring the pot on all things detrimental to their nation and its citizens.

Clinton called supporters of Donald Trump irredeemable and deplorable. She called others in her own party who didn’t support her basement dwellers living with their parents. The “president” said that Trump was a danger to democracy. They both said that any attempt to not accept the results of the election would undermine the next president and present a danger to our system of government. Yet they fan the flames of violence and disruption against the results of the election with their subtle signals, their winks at protesters, and their curious words of implication. They say nothing to call off the anarchists who are responding to their and the media’s encouragement to disrupt and undermine. This is un-American and dangerous.

About half the country didn’t like the results of the past two elections. They especially didn’t like the immoral policies fomented by the “president” and his henchmen. But we saw a willingness to oppose from within the legal framework of our country. Those who are undermining the incoming President are calling for violence and overthrow. There is a difference, and it is a difference that deserves much prayer and action. Romans 2:1 says, “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whosoever you are that judge: for in what you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you that judge do the same things.” They are inexcusable, but they are also part of a global Marxist cabal that intends to enslave all people to godlessness. Let us not forget these days. Let us pray for righteousness to be restored to our nation. Let us act righteously to restore it.

1.16.17
Type and shadow, but not prophecy—UN Paris meeting

Some are pointing to the 70 nations that attended the UN Paris peace initiative conference and are saying that it was prophetic because the “table of Nations” in Genesis 10 included 70 nations. They are sounding alarm bells because the UN represents all the nations of the world and that they were gathered in Paris against Jerusalem, pointing to the Zechariah 12:3 prophecy saying, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” This is not fulfillment of prophecy. It does not meet the Biblical context or the geographical location described by the prophets.

The 70 nations in Genesis 10 are actually the proper descendants of Noah after the flood that had their own tongue, families and nations. Verse 1 says, “Now these are the generations of the sons of Noah, Shem, Ham and Japheth: and unto them were sons born after the flood.” Some of these names establish the lineage of Abraham through Shem. Others indicate a “family” split as some of the brothers and their descendants actually become the very nations mentioned in the prophecies that will come against Israel in the Day of the Lord, to which Zechariah 12 and Ezekiel 38 is referring. Gomer, Magog, Tubal, Meshech, Togarmah, Cush (Ethiopia), Put (Libya) and others are mentioned. These prophecies speak to a colossal end time battle when the Lord smites Gog.

While some of the 70 nations at the UN summit are of the nations mentioned as gathering against Israel in “that day,” they are not in the Biblical context of those mentioned in Genesis 10. This is the second gathering of UN nations in Paris to pressure Israel out of its God-given land, the first summit having taken place on June 3, 2016. The statement from the January 15 conference reiterated “that a negotiated two-state solution should meet the legitimate aspirations of both sides, including the Palestinians’ right to statehood and sovereignty, fully end the occupation that began in 1967, satisfy Israel’s security needs and resolve all permanent status issues on the basis of United Nations Security Council resolutions 242 (1967) and 338 (1973), and also recalled relevant Security Council resolutions.”

This gathering of nations in Paris advocates dividing Jerusalem, but it is not a military force coming against Israel. In reality, the nations that gather against Jerusalem “in that day” will actually be the traditional enemies of God’s chosen people and they will be literally coming from the North to sack Jerusalem and take a spoil (Ezekiel 38:13). The Lord God says of Gog in Ezekiel 38:17: “Aren’t you he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring you against them.” This is not the UN, although the UN may be involved in hastening the prophecy. It appears to be a type and shadow, a warning for the future for discerning people to keep in perspective rather than run to and fro because of the tickling of the ears.

1.13.17

Come to the aid of our nation--Clarion call for prayer 

As a very young boy, I’ve was interested in the presidential elections. I’ve studied carefully, watched, covered, consulted in, voted in, or somehow participated in every presidential election since 1960. Never in my history of these elections have I seen what is occurring in the aftermath of this one. It is the election of opposites. For example, the losing candidate and party claimed that Russia swayed the US election, yet the alleged email hacks were on unsecured servers and the email content contained unethical and perhaps illegal actions. The “president” told the public he wanted a smooth transition in the tradition of American elections, yet he has done everything outside of martial law to impede smooth transition.

The Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton and the lame duck “president” have all pointed to “fake news” as a reason they got voted out of office, yet they have been propagators of “fake news” using their mainstream media partners such as CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and so on. The latest “fake news” about President elect Donald Trump paying prostitutes for repulsive acts on a bed the “president” slept in during a stay in Russia is beyond decency. But it appears to be just another disgusting attempt to undermine the incoming president. The outgoing “president” has issued regulations, redefined policies, made divisive statements, and has threatened repeatedly to be a vocal citizen in chief after he leaves.

I have never witnessed the losing side behaving in such acerbic and undermining ways. We are in unchartered waters. The globalist Marxist cabal that was well on the way to completing a Marxist Islamic revolution in America and joining it with its globalist franchise in Europe suffered a huge setback when the American people conducted a counterrevolution by voting Trump into office. This, combined with pushback across Europe as evidenced by Britain voting to leave the European Union, has shown the one world order crowd that their quest for global hegemony is being rejected by the working class they claim so hard to represent. They have been setback. They are angry about it. They are fighting back.

The Marxist globalists are activating anarchists, racial anger, Islamic terrorism, the “rights” de jour movements and so on. They are testing whether they can outright overthrow this nation. My sense is that these revolutionaries could make an even more aggressive move. President-elect Trump is facing a dangerous uphill battle because these globalists have infiltrated every aspect of our government and civilian life. Ephesians 6:17-18 says, “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thus with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Travail in prayer for your president-elect and your country. By God’s hand we are established, by His hand we are preserved


1.12.17
A perilous time for discernment

I received a tweet two days ago from CNN saying that the Russians had compromised President-elect Donald Trump’s personal files. The story grew as news organizations picked it up and ran with it without collaborating the facts. It’s how fake news rolls. Soon NBC, CBS, MSNBC and others were airing their variations of how the Russians had information about Trump having prostitutes urinate on a bed that the current lame duck “president” and his wife had slept on at the Moscow Ritz Carlton. As it turned out, the entire premise for the story was false and, even further, the CIA was involved in developing and placing it. Donald Trump is up against some of the darkest powers on earth, and so are we.

On January 10, Buzzfeed reported: “The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians. BuzzFeed News reporters in the US and Europe have been investigating various alleged facts in the dossier but have not verified or falsified them.” In other words, it’s not news. The story was fabricated to be the October surprise that would topple Trump’s campaign. It was passed by anti-Trump operatives to the CIA, which in turn oversaw contrived reports written and leaked to the news media.

Now even Rick Wilson (no relation), the #nevertrump operative who passed the story to the CIA, says It was a made up hoax. It’s an example of fake news and CNN and the mainstream media fell for it. But there is even a deeper point. Trump is saying that there are leaks in our intelligence community at the highest level—those who are briefing him. Trump set a trap to find out if he was right by holding a meeting that only he and the intel mugs knew about. After the meeting, the media reported on it. Trump knows. The problem here is deep and dangerous: The CIA, the Democratic Party, and various tools of the globalist cabal are using every tactic at their disposal to undermine the Trump Presidency.

Glenn Greenwald, investigative reporter and editor of The Intercept, writes: “All of these toxic ingredients were on full display yesterday as the Deep State unleashed its tawdriest and most aggressive assault yet on Trump: vesting credibility in and then causing the public disclosure of a completely unvetted and unverified document, compiled by a paid, anonymous operative while he was working for both GOP and Democratic opponents of Trump, accusing Trump of a wide range of crimes, corrupt acts and salacious private conduct. The reaction to all of this illustrates that while the Trump presidency poses grave dangers, so, too, do those who are increasingly unhinged in their flailing, slapdash, and destructive attempts to undermine it.”

There is a clear and present danger facing Trump and the American people. Globalists, in various shades of Marxists, Islamists, and capitalists, are attempting to overthrow, or at the very least, undermine the Trump presidency. They are seeing that he will not play nice like the Bush’s, Clinton’s and the current occupant of the White House. As Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:1 about the end times, “perilous times shall come.” We must not retreat against these powers. We must stand as Ephesians 6:12 people, “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.” These are times for great discernment, prayer and supplication, and speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Our national liberty depends on it.

1.11.17

Last speech, shadow government ahead

Breaking with tradition of a president giving his farewell speech from the White House, the outgoing occupant of the Oval Office used the symbol of his eight years in office as a backdrop—Chicago, replete with the highest murder rate in the country amid the strictest gun prohibitions, and quite possibly among the worst local economies in America. His speech was over 51 minutes--longer than the farewell speeches of Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and George W Bush combined, and he referred to himself some 75 times. What he went on to say in this speech is about as incredulous as one could imagine, but its his story and he is sticking to it, damn the truth.

He said, “If I had told you eight years ago that America would reverse a great recession, reboot our auto industry, and unleash the longest stretch of job creation in our history — if I had told you that we would open up a new chapter with the Cuban people, shut down Iran’s nuclear weapons program without firing a shot, take out the mastermind of 9-11 — if I had told you that we would win marriage equality and secure the right to health insurance for another 20 million of our fellow citizens — if I had told you all that, you might have said our sights were set a little too high.” Applying some truth—45 million on government assistance; over 14 million left the workforce; his deal gave Iran nuclear capability; socialist healthcare is an abject failure; and he did more to destroy marriage and Christianity than all other presidents combined.

He outlined what “we” are going to have to do in the future—a new social contract to make sure our kids get a free education; update the social safety net to reflect the way we live now; update the tax code so corporations and individuals “don’t avoid their obligations to the country that has made their very success possible”; unionizing all workers for better wages. Sound like a shadow government in the making? He also defined what “citizens” should do to bring about change and affirmed, “I won’t stop; in fact, I will be right there with you, as a citizen, for all my remaining days.” Then he went on to lead his chant, “Yes, we can. Yes, we did. Yes, we can.” This leaves the impression of his plans for the future—can, did, can, again.

He went on to reveal the world according to him: “Because of the extraordinary courage of our men and women in uniform. Because of our intelligence officers and law enforcement and diplomats who support our troops, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully planned and executed an attack on our homeland these past eight years.” I guess the last 8 attacks by Muslims, some claimed by the Islamic State, were just workplace violence. Ephesians 5:6 says, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” His deception, America’s disobedience by believing him instead of God’s word, has and will bring wrath upon us. He says “good bye.” Many say “good riddance.” We all should pray that God have mercy on our nation.

1.10.17
​Foundations are Important

1963 was a magical year for me. My dad had bought a new stake-bed International pick-up truck in the fall of 1962 and spent the winter building a camper for it--2X4’s and plywood, cabinets and a sink from an old camping trailer, outdoor carpet, windows from a mobile home, two-tone white and aqua paint on the outside. By May, we were ready to start our trip West with the McCarthy’s—Warren, Sue, Bill, and Kathleen. Warren was a bit more particular. He bought his camper. It was pretty sleek in comparison. I was 8 years old, going into second grade. Bill and Kathleen were several years older than me. But they treated me like a little brother. Our families toured all the states West of the Mississippi that summer.

We saw America as it was during a time when things weren't quite so complicated. There were a lot of stories and a lot of pictures that came from that trip. I remember looking out over the Grand Canyon and my mother was really concerned that I would fall off one of the cliffs as back in that time, there were no fences to keep you from just walking off the edge. I guess the people in charge thought you would have enough common sense not to do that. At Yellowstone, we walked across the small pools of boiling “pots”, little geysers and some other dangerous looking pools. There were no sidewalks or handrails. We walked across these dangerous pits on 2X8 planks with the ends layered on top of one another.

A lot of funny things happened. Warren, a World War II hero of Normandy, was an avid photographer. One time bears trapped him in his camper while he was changing film. It says not to feed the bears, but those bears cleaned us both out of our scraps before they finally left and Warren could get back in the truck. Another time, he saw a moose he wanted to photograph. Now Warren was about 6’6” tall. He started across that swamp eyeing up the moose in his Nikon camera. All of a sudden he was about 4’7”. He had fallen in a deep marshy soft spot up to his waist. But he got the picture! On July 4, we had a snowball fight in our T-shirts at Glacier Park. We saw a rodeo in Cody; Buffalo in Montana; Ghost towns in New Mexico and Arizona.

One of the coolest wonders of nature I remember was the giant sequoias—the biggest trees I had ever seen. There was one tree so big that a tunnel was carved through its center and cars could drive through it. A lot of great memories and history remain with me from that trip. ‘Sad to report that the “Tunnel Tree” was toppled by high winds and rains this week. The tree’s foundation could no longer support it. Let us pray that this magnificent centuries-old sequoia is not symbolic of our nation. Let us seek to strengthen our foundation in Christ that our families, our communities and nation would be once again strong. As Isaiah 28:16 says, “I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation: he that has faith will not rush here and there (shall be steadfast).”

1.9.17
The playbook against Trump

While the anarchists and communists are lining up to protest the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, their counterparts in the US Senate are gearing up to undermine Trump’s first cabinet nominee. Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is nominated for Attorney General and the communists in the Senate don’t like him because he has been a big proponent of border security and tight enforcement of immigration laws. They are going to throw everything, even the kitchen sink, at this man, calling him a racist, a bigot, a xenophobe and implying that he is akin to some of the worst men in history. Let’s set the record straight: Jeff Sessions is a Christian, a man of great integrity, a compassionate countryman.

All that is not going to matter to the Democratic Party wolves who will come after one of the most honorable men in the Senate. Sessions, as they see it, is a threat to the globalist Marxist agenda because they believe he will shut down the US borders to illegal entry, enforce immigration laws, and generally reverse the anarchist and racially-charged policies of the past eight years. The progressives (translated communists) believe they were well on the way to remaking America into a Marxist Islamic state. The Trump victory got in the way of that, and Sessions becoming a pivotal hub in the control of law will put the US on the sidelines for years to come in the global struggle for Marxist hegemony.

The soft spoken, studious, honorable, congenial Jeff Sessions is exactly what America needs to counter the globalist evils knocking at our door—or quite frankly, waiting with a battering ram to put the finishing touches on destroying our rule of law. Sessions is well aware of the Islamic threat to this country. He acknowledges the laws already on the books that should be enforced, not only in this time of roughshod illegal immigration and placement of refugees in name only from terrorist sponsoring states in our most conservative communities, but the laws that were selectively not enforced by the lame duck “president” and his puppet Attorney General.

 The true haters in the Senate and the full complement of special interest groups who accuse others of being exactly what the special interests themselves are will be coming after Sessions. The news media will accuse Sessions of racism and bigotry. It will look bad for Sessions. This is a forerunner to the rest of the nomination fights, including those for the Supreme Court. This is a time when we as Christians need to pray and act. We can start by praying for Trump and Jeff Sessions, and when the debate starts, by flooding Senators’ offices with phone calls day and night. We must stand. As the Apostle Paul writes in Ephesians 6:18, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplications for all saints.” Sessions is one of us, let’s speak boldly on his behalf. 

1.6.17
How close we are to losing our Liberty

When I began going to West Africa, Ghana was a dictatorship. I escaped an airport bombing and led 8 missionaries through a coup attempt in another country. Freedom is not for the weak. We Americans have no idea how close we have been (and are) to losing our Liberty. The previous eight years was an all out attack on the American ideal. My ministry partner William Agbeti in Ghana has witnessed and has lived through several dictatorships. He says it is a spirit of dictatorship that he sees in the “president” and those of his party. I asked him how to stand against this spirit, and what Christians did in Ghana to gain and preserve liberty. His insights may be your most important read of the year.

William says, “Coming from a so-called third world country and having experienced first hand the rule of dictators, the US “president’s” "third term" statement, and the "shadow government" moves clearly indicate to me the presence of the spirit of dictatorship in him. If my analysis is correct, this simply means that If he were a president in a third world country, he would indisputably attempt to change things to continue in power after the legal constitutional term; Or, if dictatorship is not possible for him, then the spirit will drive him to start a shadow government, leading to an eventual overthrow of the legitimate US government through various means. Your “president” seems to have an uncompleted business to change America, and it is likely he is not going to relent until it is done.

“The role of the Christian and allied communities throughout the dictatorships cannot be downplayed. There were organized and constant all-night prayers, church services and peaceful marches. The heavens were bombarded with unceasing prayers. Above all, there were the rise of various sole but bold leaders and journalists (like you) who gave voice to the people to help bring down oppressive regimes. I was the Editor of a national religious-based weekly that helped a great deal to topple a military dictatorship in Ghana. The mainstream media produced very few outlets that became thorns in the flesh of evil regimes in Ghana. The majority of the press was bought by dictators and placed on their payrolls.

“The hallmarks of successful overthrow of evil regimes have included, but not limited to: emergence of sole opposition leaders around whom the masses build resistance, involvement of the people in civil disobedience, alignment with foreign governments and powers, revolts sparked by unfortunate killings of innocent people, etc. There is nothing like a "one thing" at play in dealing with dictatorships. That notwithstanding, I think it is time for American Christians to stop the emerging evil shadow government with "one thing": that is, to send out a massive clarion call to prayer, with the support of Christian communities worldwide. Owing to the complexity of the American system of governance, if this is not done, it is easy for a smart dictator to run America, hiding behind rules and regulations which your “president” has already set in place.”

See the similarities with what Ghana experienced leading to dictatorships—over regulation, shadow governments, news media employment? Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” For us as Christians, Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage.” Both are good advice. Americans, especially Christian Americans, must learn how to stand fast, be ever vigilant, in both our spiritual and physical freedom. Our generation must do so or face the consequences of such inaction.​

1.5.17

The acerbic occupant

The occupant of the Oval Office appears as if he is doing everything he can to undermine President-elect Donald Trump. The media has reported that the “president” has established a presidential record by on creating federal regulations and red tape that will cost the American taxpayer over a trillion dollars. He has also presided over record illegal immigration and “refugee” resettlement from terrorist sponsoring states. He has created diplomatic and foreign policy crisis with his reckless treatment of Israel and harassment of Russia. He has said that if he had a third term he would have won the election, and he is moving down the street to continue living in Washington, DC. A shadow government in the making.

During the presidential debate, Trump said that he would wait and see when asked if he would accept the results of the election if he lost. His opponent Hillary Clinton said this was a threat to our democracy. The “president” said Trump’s remarks were dangerous and undermines “our democracy.” The liberal talking heads in the media echoed the comments saying that such a remark undermines democracy, threatens the newly elected president, and makes way for a shadow government that questions the very legitimacy of the president. So far, this has been the game plan of the Democratic Party—their leadership has challenged the results of the election, called into question Trump’s legitimacy, and it appears they are establishing a shadow government with the lame duck “president” as the ringleader.

No question that the lame duck occupant of the Oval Office is attempting to undermine the presidency of Donald Trump before he even takes office. The regulations, the immigration policy and the diplomatic crisis are all issues that will have an immediate impact on the new president and will require incredible manpower to undo. And the lame duck “president” has stated repeatedly that he will be quiet for a time—which remains undetermined—then he will speak out on the Trump policies. Given that he has purchased a home in an expensive DC neighborhood, he has thrown the gauntlet down that we have not seen the last of his “presidency.”

He has broken presidential protocol, deciding that his legacy must continue whether the American people rejected it or not. What this really could be is the aftermath of an incredible coup against the US government. He said he would remake America and left the people to decide what that meant. But he seems to have meant that America would become a revolutionary new Marxist Islamic regime. Everything was going according to schedule until Trump defeated Clinton. Now he and his cabal must scramble to continue or complete the revolution. They are doing exactly what they accused Trump of doing. Beware and stand strong for as it is written in Isaiah 59:7, “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.”

1.4.17 
Post admits fake news on Russian utility hack

Last week there was story after story about how the Russians had hacked into a Vermont utility company and possibly could have shut down the entire US electric grid. This just proved the point that the lame duck “president” was making about how Russia was attacking the US and, more specifically, had engineered a Donald Trump victory over the “president’s” fellow communist and legacy preserver, Hillary Clinton. Trouble is, the accusers and inventors of “fake news” were at it again. The utility in question could not have been hacked because it was offline. And the head purveyor of “fake news” who broke the story, the venerable Washington Post, had to print a retraction.

The Post wrote on January 2: “As federal officials investigate suspicious Internet activity found last week on a Vermont utility computer, they are finding evidence that the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility...An employee at Burlington Electric Department was checking his Yahoo email account Friday and triggered an alert indicating that his computer had connected to a suspicious IP address associated by authorities with the Russian hacking operation that infiltrated the Democratic Party…Indeed, officials say it is possible that the traffic is benign, since this particular IP address is not always connected to malicious activity…The Post initially reported incorrectly that the country’s electric grid had been penetrated through a Vermont utility.”

So this story went from the Washington Post reporting that the entire country’s electric grid was hacked by the Russians to issuing a retraction that there was no such incident at all. This is very similar to reporting throughout the election cycle that Clinton is up by several points and will win, despite knowing that the polling samples are skewed by 12 points in her favor. Then the Post and the “president” decry “fake news” as influencing the election. Also notice how the Post tied its “fake news” to the same hackers that “infiltrated the Democratic Party”—stating as fact something that is still unproven. This is the same tactic employed to establish global warming while the researchers all along were admittedly manipulating the data.

WikiLeaks obtained the DNC and Clinton information and released it.  WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange was asked directly by Fox News’ Sean Hannity: “Can you say to the American people, unequivocally, that you did not get this information about the DNC, John Podesta's emails, can you tell the American people 1,000 percent that you did not get it from Russia or anybody associated with Russia?” Assange answered: “Yes. We can say, we have said, repeatedly that over the last two months that our source is not the Russian government and it is not a state party.” So when you are checking under your bed at night for the Russian boogeyman, don’t be surprised if you find the lame duck US “president.” Ephesians 5:6 says, “Let no man deceive you with vain words.” Neither the “president” nor The Washington Post, for sure.

1.3.17
The prophetic peril of America

On Friday December 23, The UN Security Council passed a resolution calling for an end to the Judea and Samaria settlement enterprise and condemning it as an obstacle to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. In a dramatic and historic departure from past policy, the US “president” instructed America’s Ambassador to the UN to refrain from vetoing the resolution. Since occupying the Oval Office in 2009, the Islamic Marxist US “president” has steadily moved away from supporting Israel, and in turn, has bolstered Israel’s enemies by supporting the Muslim Brotherhood’s Arab Spring, signing a nuclear weapons-enabling deal with Iran, and destabilizing the Middle East. There are prophetic consequences.

All the while, the “president” has fueled the narrative that the Russians are the bad guys. This narrative plays into a revived cold war mantra and continues fanning the flames among Christians who want to believe that Russia is the Gog of Ezekiel 38 who leads a force against Israel in a colossal end time battle. After years of study on this topic, I am convinced that Russia is not Gog. The coalition, led by “Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal (v 38:3)” are Persia, Ethiopia, Libya, Magog, Gomer and Togarmah. Ancient history and maps confirm that Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Gomer and Togarmah are located in modern Turkey. Persia is modern Iran. Libya is Libya and Ethiopia is likely modern Sudan.

While Russia may be part of the invading force, it is not Gog. Neither is America, but the actions of our “president” may have placed the US in prophetic peril. The Lord says in Zechariah 12:3, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Many find it hard to imagine how the US could ever be part of the nations gathered prophetically against Israel. The lame duck US “president” has crossed that line and has shown the world, and God Almighty, how this could happen by not vetoing the UN resolution. This UN resolution is permanent because of America.

Americans chose a leader—not once but twice—who audaciously broke with supporting the only true democracy in the Middle East and sided with the sponsors of Islamic terrorism. In doing so, the “president” also led America onto the side of Israel’s enemies and the enemies of God himself. Israel’s Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon was profound in his criticism of the US “president”, saying, "We've talked a lot about the significance of the Security Council resolution, but we need to take note of one thing: how our best friends in the UN turned their backs on us at the moment of truth.” Indeed, it is noted on earth as it is in heaven. Fortunately, the next President vows to reverse this dangerous trend. Let us pray for our new President and for mercy for our nation.

1.2.17

The Russian Ruse

The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have released a joint report saying that the Russians hacked Hillary Clinton’s and the Democratic National Committee’s email servers in an attempt to influence the US elections. This has resulted in the US “president” expelling some Russian diplomats. Many countries, including Russia and China, are trying to hack into US computers for intel. It is the reason why we have security measures, such as encryption and firewalls, for our sensitive information. The US is hacking other countries’ computers, too. It’s the normal spy business. What is important here is the information that showed the depth of corruption with Clinton and the Democratic Party.

The information contained in the hacked emails is damning evidence of the unethical, immoral, illegal chicanery practiced as an organized governmental and political crime syndicate by Clinton and the Democratic Party. The “president” and Clinton are saying that the Russians hacked the computers and released the information on them to influence the election. Whoever hacked the computers (as it is still unproven), did America a great favor. First, they showed that Clinton and the Democratic Party were poor stewards of sensitive information and, therefore, too incompetent to hold the office of the Presidency. Second, they revealed the extent of the institutional graft and corruption of Clinton and the DNC.

So here is the twist: The lame duck “president” is angry at the Russians for allegedly hacking email servers and trying to influence the US elections. The unethical and possible illegal acts of Clinton and the DNC which actually did influence the election, so the “president” is blaming the Russians for the political loss. You see, it is a great Russian Ruse—blame the Russians for influencing the elections, when in reality it was the content of the emails that demonstrated Clinton and the Democratic Party did not deserve, or were not qualified, to hold the office. Neither Clinton, the “president,” or the DNC, have disputed the veracity of the content of the emails. They are just angry they got exposed, and that the content of the emails influenced the elections.

The Clintons and the Democratic Party leadership have so little faith that the American people can make up their own minds about an election. That’s why they worked with the media to propagandize everyone to think that Clinton could not be beat; that those supporting Donald Trump were deplorable and unredeemable and so on. If the Russians influenced the election by exposing the truth about Clinton and the DNC, thank you. It’s not, however, the Russians’ fault that Clinton lost. It’s her own incompetency, arrogance and corruption that caught up with her. Jeremiah 49:16 says, “Your arrogance has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you that dwell in the clefts of the rock, that hold the height of the hill.”

12.30.16
Daily Jot “C’mon Man, Really?” Top 10 Awards 5 through 1

There were a lot of statements made and deeds done in 2016 that are deserving of a slap on the forehead followed by the words “C’mon Man, really?” As the year draws to a close, The Daily Jot wanted to just step outside its regular analytics and provide you what we thought were some of the most foolish statements and actions that characterized 2016. You may agree or not, but they should serve as a reminder of what not to do and how common sense is lacking within our contemporary society. These are things we may want to forget, but for wisdom’s sake, should be remembered. So as we count down to the new year, here are The Daily Jot “C’mon Man, Really?” Top 10 Awards, with 5 through 1 going to…

Number 5: After spending 9 months drawing polling samples purposely skewed by at least 12 points in favor of Democrats, reporting that Hillary Clinton would win the election hands down, and ignoring the thousands showing up in favor of Donald Trump when only dozens were attending Clinton campaign rallies, the news media blamed “fake news” and the Russians for trying to mislead the American people. C’mon man, Really?

Number 4: The CIA, Hillary Clinton and the “president” conspiring to say that Russia hacked Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s unsecured home closet email servers to influence the election. It was the classic “look, there’s a squirrel” attempt to divert public attention to the unethical and possibly illegal content of the emails themselves. C’mon man, Really?

Number 3: The “president” repeatedly said that he was a friend to Israel. That’s why he made Israel’s Prime Minister exit the White House where the trash was thrown after making him wait hours for a meeting. But even more recently, he directed the US to abstain in a UN vote condemning Israel after President Elect Trump got Egypt and others to change their minds. The US move sent ripples throughout the Middle East. Friend to Israel, yet supporting Israel’s enemies? C’mon man, Really?

Number 2: In the third Presidential Debate, Donald Trump said he would keep people in suspense about accepting the results of the election if he lost. Hillary Clinton immediately went in “aghast” mode and said this would be horrible and damaging to America’s democracy. Then she bankrolled the Green Party’s challenge of election results; her campaign chairman refused to say the election was fair and accurate; and Clinton tried to undermine the election results after she lost. C’mon man, Really?

Number 1: The occupant of the Oval Office giving an interview to a former staffer now working for CNN (go figure) and talking trash about the election. He said if he had a third term, Americans would have elected him based on his vision which has worked for the nation. The “president” obviously doesn’t get it that Hillary Clinton ran on his platform and Americans overwhelmingly rejected it. C’mon man, Really? Jesus said in John 8:32, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” And that’s how we at The Daily Jot really see the lies and how they were reported as truth in 2016. May your 2017 be blessed!​

12.29.16
Daily Jot “C’mon Man, Really?” Top 10 Awards 10 through 6

There were a lot of statements made and deeds done in 2016 that are deserving of a slap on the forehead followed by the words “C’mon Man, really?” As the year draws to a close, The Daily Jot wanted to just step outside its regular analytics and provide you what we thought were some of the most foolish statements and actions that characterized 2016. You may agree or not, but they should serve as a reminder of what not to do and how common sense is lacking within our contemporary society. These are things we may want to forget, but for wisdom’s sake, should be remembered. So as we count down to the new year, here are The Daily Jot “C’mon Man, Really?” Top 10 Awards, with 10 through 6 going to…

Number 10: After Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with former President Bill Clinton in the back of an airplane, her charge, FBI Director James Comey, announces there was a lot of possible violations of the law, but a lack of intent regarding Hillary Clinton’s illegal handling of secret information. Most government sources of The Daily Jot said they would have been prosecuted if they handled information in that manner. Then Comey says the investigation is reopened because Clinton’s national secrets were found on Huma Abedin’s and her pervert husband’s computers. Then he says after reviewing hundreds of thousands of emails in just a couple of days, “nothing to see here.” C’mon man, Really?

Number 9: Hillary Clinton said that those who would vote for Donald Trump were “unredeemable” and “deplorables.” She called Bernie Sanders’ socialist supporters “basement dwellers”. If you take out the leftist votes of California and New York, Clinton was demeaning the majority of the US voting population. And she thinks she should be president? C’mon man, Really?

Number 8: The Islamic State is burning Christians alive, crucifying them, beheading them irrespective of man, woman or child, yet the “president” refuses to designate Christians in hostile Islamic areas as refugees. Instead, he allows hundreds of thousands of Islamists from terrorist-sponsoring nations into the US and resettles them as “refugees.” C’mon man, Really?

Number 7: The “president” blames the lack of gun control for the spike in murders in Chicago, Baltimore and Detroit, and for terrorist attacks by Islamists across the country—at least one a year during his 8 year tenure. Yet the highest murder rates are committed in places with the strictest gun control and the terrorist attacks are the result of his lax or non-existent immigration security. C’mon man, Really?

Number 6: Hillary Clinton, the current “president” and the Democratic Party claiming that Clinton was the most qualified person to be president in the face of extraordinary charges of dishonesty, criminality, and the inability to protect important national security information on unsecured private servers in a home closet. Who cares who hacked the information? It was handled with extreme incompetency or lack of caring. And Clinton is qualified to be president? C’mon man, Really? What does the Bible say? Zechariah 8:16 says, “These are the things that you shall do; Speak you every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates.”

12.28.16

The tale of two Americas

The lame duck “president” is off on his last million-dollar-plus vacation at taxpayer expense. Against the backdrop of golfing, he talked some trash about the election. He told CNN, “'You know, I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I – if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it…they would say, "The vision, the direction that you point towards is the right one".' In other words, he’s taunting President Elect Donald Trump, saying that he could have beaten Trump. He refuses to believe that it was his “vision” that America soundly rejected. Herein is a tale of two America’s: the one of the Marxist Islamist “president” and the real America.

Here’s a “president” who has run up the national debt to $19 trillion and change, a doubling of the debt since he took office. Record numbers of people have fallen out of the job market since he took office—some 14 million. Over 45 million people are receiving some form of government assistance, also a record. Record numbers of Islamic “refugees” and “immigrants” have entered the US via terrorist-sponsoring nations. Hundreds of thousands of people continue to illegally cross America’s unsecured borders. Race relations have deteriorated. Laws have gone selectively unenforced. People are now without affordable health care. And the “president’s” policy on and actions toward Israel is a disgrace.

Already, the President-Elect seemingly has done more for America in just a month of transition than the lame duck has done in eight years. His meetings have resulted in commitments for nearly 100,000 jobs, with tycoons from China and Japan bringing jobs to America, and Carrier, Ford, Panasonic, Tesla and a number of small businesses are gearing up to either keep jobs in America or create new ones under the optimism of Trump’s economic plan. Meanwhile, the outgoing occupant of the Oval Office is preaching the socialist mantra that Americans better get accustomed to their jobs being taken by robots. Trump has also reassured Israel that things will change in American foreign policy when he takes office.

An AP poll indicated Americans weren't thrilled with 2016. “Only 18 percent said things for the country got better, 33 percent said things got worse, and 47 percent said it was unchanged from 2015.” Fifty-five percent, however, said they believe things will be better for them in the coming year--a 12-point improvement from last year's poll.” They cited the hope of more and better jobs as reasons for optimism. Many have expressed that it feels like a tremendous burden has been lifted in that the nation will not continue under the oppressive socialistic policies of the past 8 years. The lame duck “president,” however, deceives himself and others. Proverbs 14:8 says, “The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.” And, hence, we have the tale of two Americas.

12.27.16
My Favorite Christmas in memory

As many of you know, I grew up on our family farm in Northeastern Ohio. It was part of a land grant in payment to my grandfather seven generations back for fighting in the Revolutionary War. At the time my grandfather sent two of his sons to claim the land, it was wilderness, the most western part of the new America, and most certainly Indian country. They had to carve out their inheritance while defending themselves and learning how to farm fertile, but rather low land. The house they built was a sturdy two room structure with a loft above, with two inch planks pegged together as walls and large beams, also pegged together, held the house up over the crude cellar. The house was added on to in 1840.

The entire farm was handed down from Wilson to Wilson from around 1800 till even today, when my son will take over the property. We all were raised on this farm since then. When my father went on to be with the Lord in 1989, my mother continued living at the farm until she was unable to do so and moved in to our Maryland home. During those times before, we would pack up the family and “go home” for Christmas. Sometimes, my mother didn’t make the best decisions at Christmas time, especially since it was my dad’s birthday, and the anniversary of his death was just a few days after my mother’s birthday, also in December. Mother, however, never wanted to admit that her decisions might not be the best.

We were finished opening presents and all the paper from the gifts was stuffed into a couple of trash bags. There was no garbage pick up at the farm. We burned everything in an old sawed-off 50 gallon drum out about 30 feet from the milk house. Now this drum was old and had charred and rusted down to about half its height. On this Christmas morning, the wind was blowing pretty hard and there was no snow on the ground. I protested that it was not a good idea to burn these wrappings, but mom insisted--she was a neat-kin to the max and didn’t want the trash in her house another second. So I reluctantly complied. I set the wrappings on fire and soon they blew all over the pasture, setting tiny fires as they landed.

These tiny fires grew into bigger fires and soon about half an acre of pasture was on fire with the wind shifting toward the barns. I was fighting the fire with a shovel and an old gunny sack while everyone else was in the house enjoying the morning, unaware of the fiasco outside. I finally prevailed over the fire. I came in the house with smoky clothes, smudges on my face, arms and hands, and my eyebrows were singed. My mother calmly sat across the kitchen table and without any hesitation said, “You shouldn’t have burned that trash with that wind blowing like it was.” Ephesians 6:2,3 says, “Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” You can, if you survive the fires <wink>.​

12.26.16
A memory of a Christmas

There are a lot of terrible things going on right now in the world. But we are coming upon a time of the year when we as Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We can choose to be impacted by the world around us in its dimly lit arena, or we can choose to let our light so shine. I choose the latter. I want to tell you a little about the Christmas’ that I had growing up on our family farm in Ohio. I was blessed to be born into a horse and cattle farm that has been in our family for some 200 years. And Christmas, especially Christmas Eve, was a wonderful time for our family. December 24 was my Dad’s birthday. And my Dad was well loved by his neighbors and friends, so we had a lot going on Christmas Eve.

I remember one special Christmas Eve. I must have been about four years old. The night was falling and the wind and snow were whipping across the barnyard, as we often were victims of the “lake effect” from Lake Erie in the southern most tip of the snow belt. The barn was cold when we turned on the lights and started climbing into the loft and throwing bales of hay down, putting the hay in the mangers, grain in the feed boxes and water in the buckets. Then the horses and cows were gathered in the barnyard, one by one we let them through the door and they automatically went to their stalls or stanchions. The barn warmed up and the animals contently eating was a comforting sound.

We had dinner and went to church. I remember my brother Chuck carried me out of church that night. He was 14 years older than me and we were so very close. He was asking me whether I thought Santa had made it to the farm yet. And I was worried that it was so early on Christmas Eve that he had not--for we celebrated our family Christmas on Christmas Eve with my Dad’s birthday. Then he looked up at the moon and said, “See there...its Santa’s sleigh and his reindeer. Don’t you see them?” He was so convincing that I looked and looked, but couldn’t find them. But Chuck insisted that he had seen Santa Clause. We got home and sure enough there were wonderful presents under the tree.

We had a great family time that year, opening presents and enjoying one another. And afterwards, neighbors and friends started dropping by to wish my Dad happy birthday. Their kids and me were playing with my new farm set, and there was a lot of laughter and fun. Chuck was killed by a drunk driver a few years later. Dad passed in 1989. But the spirit of those two wonderful men lives on here and especially in heaven, and I am reminded of them every Christmas Eve--in the best of times or worst of times, they were the best of men. We have a Savior, Jesus Christ, who is with us in all times. And no matter the condition of the world, we can draw comfort in His promise in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” God Bless you and yours during this season.

12.23.16

The Miracle

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.  The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”—Isaiah 9:6-7. This prophecy was written by Isaiah some 755 years before the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.  You know, the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ fulfilled over 300 prophecies.

In Lee Strobel’s book, “The Case for Christ,” he points out that the probability of just eight prophecies being fulfilled is one chance in one hundred million billion. Strobel then quotes mathematician Peter Stoner who calculated that the probability of fulfilling 48 prophecies was one chance in a trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion!  Think about the probability of fulfilling 332 prophecies.  But Jesus did just that.  One pastor I knew illustrated the point by saying that you could fill the entire state of Texas six foot deep in silver dollars and ask a blind man to find one special marked dollar and he would have about the same chances in finding it as a person fulfilling just 48 of these prophecies.

The prophecy of Isaiah, however, says that “The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”  How fantastic, the miracle of miracles performed by the ZEAL of the God.  I do not know the chances of a worldwide flood, but we have seen floods before and they are something we can comprehend.  I do not know the chances of changing water into wine, but we have seen that wine is a liquid made up of water and juice, so it is something we can understand.  I do not know the chances of a virgin birth, but we see children being born everyday, so perhaps that is possible.  But the Lord of Hosts wanted the world to know that His Son’s birth, life, death and resurrection was THE miracle, fulfilling over 300 prophecies given over a span of thousands of years.

 I wonder how many people who celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ even know Him.  And while we spend time with family, exchange gifts, eat good food, feel the warmth and love around us, where ever we are at, let us take a moment and remember the miracle of Jesus Christ, that He was born into this world as performed by the ZEAL of the Lord of Hosts.  That “zeal” was for us, that we might have a way to spend eternity with God.  Jesus said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  No other religion has a God who loves us so.  Share Christ with someone today.  

12.21.16
In appreciation

Since the election, The Daily Jot has received hundreds of emails and letters. Some speak of accountability, others about wisdom. Still others about providing information that is relevant and accurate. It would be difficult to go into all of them and truly express the inspiration and encouragement that I personally receive when reading them. There are others who condemn, discourage, and viciously argue with the points of view presented in the Jot. In their strange way, they too, are encouraging because there is always room for improvement and so long as someone is reading these Jots, they may get something that changes their lives. I appreciate you and thank you for reading the Jot and taking action from it.

As the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:1, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” Just because we prevailed in stopping the Islamic Marxist revolution designed to overthrow our Republic, it doesn’t mean that residue of it is gone. We are going to have to be vigilant to hold accountability—both to the new Administration and ourselves to God. I truly believe that the Lord has heard our prayers and saw how many of us repented for our nation and stood in the gap to make up the hedge. We have been spared further destruction by a corrupt and evil force that could have remained in the key leadership position over our people. Notwithstanding, these are perilous times and so are the times ahead.

As you see with how the losers responded to the election, their temper tantrums, accusations, pronouncements of racism, xenophobia, bigotry and so on, there is a mission field before us. My thought is that there is a greater mission field here in America than in many places in the world where we send missionaries. Our children and their children are part of a dark system that has for too long had its way. We, as Christians, must focus our missionary efforts right here in our homes and our communities, while still not abandoning our outreach in other countries. This generation before us is misguided and they believe strongly in their misguided ways. In speaking against hate, they themselves hate. Evil is good. Good is evil.

 Pray for the strength and courage to be that good citizen of the Kingdom of God. Pray that you show by example why someone would want to have the peace and freedom you have through Christ. We have stood against the principalities in this country and have won a reprieve, but with that comes responsibility. Powered by the Lord, our actions accomplished something no one thought possible. Now for the larger and more difficult assignment: Turning Americans toward Christ a heart at a time. As Christ said in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” With Christ as our example, we can overcome the darkness within our nation. You are greatly appreciated. Thank you for all you do and for what you will do.

12.20.16
Ending the Islamic Marxist revolution—for now

On October 20, the news narrative was full of stories condemning Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s response to a question during the third presidential debate about whether he would accept the result of the election if he lost. He responded, “I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense.” Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton tweeted that his stance was “horrifying” saying that it “was not the way our democracy works.” Trump was labeled “dangerous” and damaging to democracy by the current “president.” The media opined that America’s democracy would be forever damaged if Trump didn't accept defeat. Speculations of a shadow presidency ran wild. Today it's a different story.

Once Trump won the election, the hypocrisy was revealed. Clinton and another communist loser Jill Stein of the Green Party challenged the election results. Democrats across the nation protested. Trump supporters were beaten and bullied. The Electoral College electors received thousands of letters, videos, emails trying to sway them to forsake their constitutional duty and vote for Clinton rather than Trump. Many received death threats. Clinton’s election team, led by Saudi Arabia’s chief lobbyist and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, refused to say the election was free and fair. They tried to blame it on the Russians and fake news. They tried to create an atmosphere of rebellion against America.

Remember how reporters speculated for days what Trump not accepting defeat would do to the country? In the spotlight of news cameras, political analysts at colleges and universities said such a move would undermine the credibility of the elected president and could foment a shadow presidency by the loser, a divided nation. But who tried to undermine President-Elect Trump’s credibility? Who tried to damage America’s electoral system? Who fulfilled the fears of being “dangerous” to elected government? Clinton, the current occupant of the Oval Office, and the Democratic and Communist parties, that’s who. They conducted themselves in exactly the manner they feared of Trump. We should never forget this.

On Monday, December 19, the Islamic Marxist revolution that threatened to remake America officially came to an end (for now) with Trump receiving 304 electoral votes (two shy of what he won on election night because two shirked their duty). And yes, our election system was and remains under attack by those who wish to undermine the presidency and damage our Republic—the very thing they accused Trump of doing if he refused to accept the election results. Herein, we should apply Ephesians 4:14, “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.” Yes, it’s talking about doctrine here, but we would be wise to heed it as well when it comes to political narrative by those who wish to destroy America.

12.19.16
The no hope president

Some eight years ago Americans were duped into believing they needed hope and change. Taking the bait, and swallowing the hook, line and sinker, America’s hope turned out to be a Marxist Islamic revolutionary that put the country on the path to destruction—millions dropped out of the workforce for no hope of ever having a job; millions more could no longer afford health insurance; terror attacks on American soil increased and continued; millions of impoverished illegals stormed our unsecured borders bringing crime and disease; laws were not followed nor enforced; race relations deteriorated. And now, on her way out, the “first lady” says America is feeling what not having hope is like. How ironic.

In her last interview from the White House and her first direct response to the November 9 election result, the “first lady” told Oprah Winfrey, “Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like. Hope is necessary.” These remarks underscore the epitaph of a failed presidency. To be so narcissistic to think that you are the only one that can bring hope to America and that when you are gone, Americans will no longer know what hope feels like is a sad statement. The hope the current “president” brought to America was the hope of Marxists and Islamists that the nation would be remade into a totalitarian regime—not the hope of improving a free republic.

Now, rejected by the American public, these impostors are incredulous that their revolution was not allowed unabated. They are making up stories of fake news and state actors influencing the election. They try to blame others for bringing their dirty deeds to the light; trying to shift responsibility of their failure to secure sensitive data, instead of taking responsibility for the horrible underhanded, unethical, and possibly illegal actions that were exposed because of their failures. In reality, it was their fake news narrative that their revolution was so supported and so popular that those opposing it shouldn't even bother to vote. They are paper lions roaring squeaks of failed propaganda.

The hope and change “president” ends his reign with his wife saying America has no hope. That pretty much sums up the last eight years, although she was speaking of the future. For me and my house, we have hope. While the election results were encouraging, our hope rests not on a politician, but on the Messiah. As Jesus said in John 8:12, “I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.” It is in Christ that our hope should rest—not in some godless politician. Hope and faith are intrinsically wound together. As in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” If you have faith, you have hope. That speaks volumes about the “first lady’s” comments. 

12.16.16 Former NFL great Jim Brown meets with Trump

When we look at fake news, headlines like “In Trump’s America, NFL players are targeted with racist messages” found at Mashable.com cannot be ignored. The story makes the case that incidents of racism against NFL players are on the rise because of Donald Trump. The story cites the leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (the radical group that lists the Family Research Council as a hate group) as saying hate crime reporting is up since the election because “The white supremacists out there are celebrating his victory and many are feeling their oats.” Despite the attempt at labeling as racist everyone who supported Trump, civil rights activist and former NFL great Jim Brown has a different assessment.

Many consider Jim Brown as the greatest football player ever. He also has been a vocal civil rights activist that doesn’t mince how he feels about any subject, especially racism. Brown’s organization Amer-I-Can is instrumental in working to empower mostly inner-city kids to “meet their academic potential, to conform their behavior to acceptable society standards, and to improve the quality of their lives by equipping them with the critical life management skills to confidently and successfully contribute to society.” Brown is a no-nonsense, call-it-like-he-sees-it sort of man. He, former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis, Cleveland pastor Darrell Scott, and Kayne West met with Trump on December 13.

Brown told CNN reporter Brooke Baldwin, “We couldn’t have had a better meeting. The graciousness, the intelligence, the reception we got was fantastic. He’s amenable to listening to people who didn’t vote for him…I can’t speak for the pastor, but I fell in love with him, because he really talks about helping African-American, black people and that’s why I’m here.” Lewis said, “Urban development and job creation are everything. What we believe with the Trump administration is if we can combine these two powers of coming together--forget black or white. Black or white is irrelevant. The bottom line is job creation and economic development in these urban areas to change the whole scheme of what our kids see.”

Brown said, “The three greatest people in my life were white, OK. My high school coach, my high school superintendent and my mentor in Manhasset, Long Island…When I come out of the box, I don't come out of the box as racial. I look for good people and people that will be like-minded and help me try to do good for other human beings." Brown said he admired Trump because “People that called him names when he won, he reached back and brought them along with him. He held no grudges.” CNN’s Baldwin was so taken back that Brown said to her “You’re outta speech?” It’s not supportive of the fake news narrative of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the likes of CNN. It’s real. Those who go out of their way to accuse others of hate, usually hate. As Jesus said in Matthew 12:34, “for out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.”

12.15.16
​The Stein-Clinton coup attempt


With all the brouhaha of Russian interference in the presidential election and the subsequent false flag emergency of recounts, the fake news vassal of the progressive agenda—the mainstream news media—is complicit in a failed coup attempt by losers Hillary Clinton and her Green Party minion Jill Stein. Thanks to Pennsylvania District Court Judge Paul S. Diamond, the legal coup that threatened the results of the presidential election and the composition of the Electoral College vote was put down. The news media reported only that the judge, a Republican appointee of former President George W. Bush, summarily rejected Stein’s recount as having no credible evidence. But there’s a lot more to the story.

The 31-page decision indicates that the real reason behind Stein’s effort was to delay Pennsylvania’s certification of the presidential election results to prevent the casting of the state’s Electoral College votes. This would have disrupted the election, and if there were similar successful actions in Wisconsin and Michigan, Clinton may well have become president, a virtual coup fomented by a third party crusader designed to make Clinton look innocent in all of the chicanery. Stein said that she didn’t want voters to be disenfranchised and that every vote should count, especially since the Russians could have hacked the results. In reality, Diamond said Stein wanted to “ensure that no Pennsylvania vote counts.”

Judge Diamond wrote that granting the recount would have made “it impossible for the Commonwealth to certify its Presidential Electors by December 13 (as required by federal law), thus inexcusably disenfranchising some six million Pennsylvania voters.” He went on to state in his decision that Stein did not file the necessary affidavits nor follow the procedures for a recount, but rather filed law suits in counties across the state claiming that the election was fraudulent. Diamond said that Stein presented “absolutely no evidence of any voting irregularities.” In other words, Stein (funded in part by Clinton and supported by the Clinton legal team) was just trying to steal the election.

Diamond elaborated on the procedures taken to ensure integrity of the state’s voting machines. Moreover, there is no central computer that could result in a hacking of voter results because the machines are not connected to the internet. Diamond wrote that Stein/Clinton’s computer “expert” made hacking accusations in the lawsuit based on what he knew of the Democratic Party email server’s hacking and media reports, which “do not remotely relate to Election Day hacks of offline voting machines in Pennsylvania.” You see, there was no Russian interference in the US election and the fake news is a product of the mainstream media. 2 Timothy 3:13 is in play: “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Judge Diamond stood in the breech for America. The media and the Clinton team lies.

12.14.16
​The real fake news revealed


Have you ever experienced someone who accuses you of something only to find out that the accuser is the one doing the very thing that he accused you of doing? This is a pattern with the Democratic Party, Hillary Clinton, the “president” and their vassal, the mainstream news media. Notice the pattern—Benghazi was an attack based on a hate video about Islam, white Republicans are uneducated hate mongers, racists and bigots, Donald Trump is dangerous because he may not accept the results of the election, we lost the election because of Russia hacking our emails and fake news reporting nasty untrue things about us. Does anyone know the source of this fake news, this untrue narrative?

The originators of fake news and untrue narratives that demonize people are revealed when you look at what happened during this past election. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was so sure of victory that she and the media characterized most Americans as irredeemable and deplorable. Almost every mainstream news media outlet declared her the victor in an effort to discourage anyone from independent thinking. They cited poll after poll showing Clinton with an insurmountable lead, even though they admitted that the polling samples were weighted by at least 12 percentage points in favor of registered Democrats. Day after day for month after month, Americans were told that Clinton would win handily.

The only counterweight to this narrative were the unethical and perhaps illegal things that Clinton and her minions were doing as exposed by the WikiLeaks release of Clinton and Democratic Party emails. And the mainstream media essentially quit covering these releases and blackballed anyone who did as perpetrators of false news and hate mongers. From the organized government crime and influence peddling scheme of pay to play to illegal email servers to a host of unethical dealings, Americans who believed these reports were labeled as uneducated, Bible banging, gun toting, haters, xenophobes, and racists. No place for these folks in the Democratic society so carefully engineered by the progressives.

The real fake news originates in the leftist propaganda machine, and is spewed forth by its vassal public relations arm recognized as the mainstream news media. They used polls that were admittedly skewed, parroted the political narrative and continue their progressive political campaign every day by reporting the propaganda of their agenda. They are the fake news. We need to come to the realization that whatever is put out by the CNNs, MSNBCs, ABCs, NBCs, CBSs, Washington Posts, New York Times and so on cannot be trusted because it is likely untrue or in the very least twisting the facts. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” There are those with a proven track record of fake news and they try to pin the blame of it on everybody else.

12.13.16
Wisconsin recount ends, deception continues

Wisconsin, a state the Republican presidential candidate hasn't won since Ronald Reagan did it in 1984, has certified its recount. President-Elect Donald Trump widened his lead over Hillary Clinton by 131 votes—adding 844 to 713 respectively. Remember, these are not new votes. Recounts mean that votes are disqualified and a winner is determined—the one that gains the most from disqualified votes. While the progressives (sic communists) Jill Stein and Clinton did not come out ahead, they did set a precedence of throwing enough of a tantrum to challenge election results. They and the news media cast doubt on America’s election system that will not soon be forgotten.

The stated reason for the recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania was to determine if there was any interference from a foreign source, Russia. The Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton continue the narrative that the Russians swayed the US elections. They have pulled enough strings to get the CIA to brief members of Congress and to get the “president” talking about it, too. The media continues to write stories about “fake news” sites that spewed propaganda generated from Russian sources. There has been no evidence presented of Russian hacking the election. The “fake news” was all the media who were writing about skewed polls and declaring Clinton the winner before the vote.

This ruse is two-fold: One, it attempts to call into question the veracity of America’s election system and cast doubt on the outcome. Two, it is a designed attack on the Electoral College in favor of the popular vote. If a handful of states with large populations should control every presidential election, then abolishing the Electoral College is the route to go. If every American’s vote counts, keeping the Electoral College preserves their votes. For all the talk about not requiring voter identification because it would disenfranchise minority voters, the Democratic Party doesn’t mind disenfranchising the majority of Americans by allowing large population centers of democrats to determine the election.

But the real problem here is the optics—trying to make it appear that the Russians told Americans how to vote and they did it. No, it’s not the Russians’ fault that the Democratic Party and its vassal, the mainstream media, lost the election. It’s that their own sins caught up with them. They couldn’t secure, nor cared to secure, sensitive information pertinent to national security. There was an organized pay to play influence scheme. The Democrats believed that those who didn't agree with them were irredeemable deplorables. The Clintons have been duping Americans for decades. Jesus said in Matthew 10:26, “for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid that shall not be known.” Maybe, this was a “hand of God” election, but even so, these scoundrels wouldn’t understand that because having eyes, they do not see.​​

12.12.16
It was the Russians after all, yeah right

The Washington Post is reporting that the CIA has briefed Congress that the Russians tried to influence the presidential election in favor of President-Elect Donald Trump, trying once again to sell the narrative that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton repeated throughout the campaign. It was the Russians, the CIA is saying, who may have hacked the Clinton and Democratic Party emails that exposed Clinton’s unethical, if not possibly illegal, acts. Still no evidence, however. The point here is not who hacked the emails and turned them over to WikiLeaks, it's who wrote the emails and what was in them that brought to light an entire Clinton governmental organized crime scheme. But there is more to it than that.

If Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party were so “qualified” to lead the nation, then one would have to assume that they were also adept at keeping sensitive information secure. But Clinton and her minions were loose with the information that was most sensitive to them, and with information that was vital to national security. Email servers in home closets? Really? There is no way for Clinton to convince anyone that she was a good steward of classified documents. The Russians, according to the CIA narrative, hacked the information. Who are among those we want to keep our secret information from the most? Traditionally, it has been the Russians. Clinton and Democrats couldn't even do that.

The Washington Post and other news outlets are also on the squawk about what they are calling “fake news.” The Russians and fake news brought down the Clinton campaign. If there is anyone who should be able to recognize a communist, it's the Russians. And if there is anyone who is able to recognize fake news, it's the Washington Post. The Post and organizations like it have been peddling fake news for decades. There is so much misinformation out there that one has to have great spiritual discernment to separate the truth from the lies. When Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you,” he was warning about the end times, but it is good advice for any time.

Paul also warned in 2 Timothy when he said in verse 3:1, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come,” and in verse 3:13 saying, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Its about time the Clintons and the Democratic Party take responsibility for losing the election because of the content of their character rather than shifting blame to the whistleblowers. It’s also time for the mainstream media to do some self-examination. If they would report real news without an agenda, they wouldn’t have to blame fake news for exposing their agenda. It may have not been the Russians or fake news at all, just the Lord exposing the darkness to the light for all to see.

12.9.16
Dignity and blessing of a job

A record 95 million Americans were not in the labor force in November, about 15 million more than when the current “president” took office. These are folks who have either retired or gave up finding a job. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics some 3.6 million people had lost their jobs and those who have been jobless for 27 weeks or more stood at 1.9 million, a quarter of the unemployed. For all the rhetoric the progressives (translated communists) put on the working class, they do so little to create jobs and ensure that each citizen has the opportunity to support their family and have the dignity of economic stability. Instead, they want to control votes and psychology by having them on the government dole.

The American people repeatedly have been told that economic recessions are the fault of the free-market—that capitalist Republicans drive the economy into shambles by lowering taxes and giving businesses incentives. They call it “trickle down” economics. The sad fact is that raising taxes on businesses (which means taking away tax incentives that keep jobs in the US) and overreaching regulation puts a ceiling on the number of jobs that business can afford. Higher taxes restrict job creation and growth of the free market. Class warfare (that the rich are the demons of society) ignores that there is risk and reward for job creation—without some “rich” person creating jobs through a large corporation, many workers don’t work.

Already, the Trump election has incentivized businesses to create or keep jobs here in the US. We have seen examples with Ford and Carrier. Now we are seeing examples in the steel industry, which has been depressed for decades due in part to repressive Democratic-inspired tax and regulation policies. US Steel CEO Mario Longhi told CNBC News that the American steel industry could bring back 10,000 jobs because of “future improvement to the tax laws, improvements to regulation” as a result of Trump taking office. Longhi said, “I'd be more than happy to bring back the employees we've been forced to lay off during that depressive period…There was a point in time in the past couple years that I was having to hire more lawyers to try to interpret these new regulations than I was hiring…engineers. That doesn't make any sense."

Reasonable regulation and fair taxation is a better choice than class warfare for every American. The Bible says that a worker is worth his wages. Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 3:13, “…that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.” In this country, we have strived to create a freedom where everyone who wants a job can work; where everyone has opportunity. Yes, there are those who squander their opportunities, or face more hardships than others, and still others who have little ambition. It is there freedom to do so. But when politicians extol the virtues of the working man, yet govern with policies that oppress him, they rob the worker of the blessing of enjoyment of his labor. Already, we are seeing the impact of the hope of less oppression. This hope brings with it dignity and blessing.

12.8.16

Electoral College attack

The Jill Stein-Hillary Clinton attack on the Electoral College is a long-term strategically planned effort to undermine the American Republic and topple the US government. While there are many people on both sides of the Electoral College issue, a well-informed person who believes in the rule of law and representation of the people must take notice that the Electoral College stands in the breech against a long and tenacious struggle for totalitarianism. Stein and Clinton are representatives of communism. Clinton’s attorney is financed by communist reformist George Soros and the attacks on the Electoral College is part of their plan to chip away at the government and the will of a free people.

Their approach is to call for recounts in states they traditionally win while, at the same time, work behind the scenes to sway votes in the Electoral College. The Marxism dialectic is saying they do not believe there was anything corrupt, but they want to make sure. This antithesis attempts to establish a new thesis that changes the way Americans feel about their election process. They believe it is only fair to have the majority win—that’s democracy. And there might just be something wrong if the majority doesn’t win. This not only raises more suspicion of voting security (which the Democratic Party has been exploiting for decades), but also casts doubt about the “fairness” of the Electoral College.

Consider that there are 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. An analysis by Inquisitr.com and the Atlantic indicate that Donald Trump won 84% to Clinton’s 15%--that’s roughly 2,638 counties for Trump and 502 for Clinton. Inquisitr.com reports, “This highlights the reasoning behind the Electoral College to ensure that non-urban dwelling citizens have their voices heard in the election. If there was no Electoral College, the 100 most populous counties (just 3 percent of the total county count) would determine every election unless something significant happened within the U.S. geography makeup. Therefore, rural voters’ concerns would be placed on the back burner of all presidential elections and platforms.” It could be taken a step further where the concerns of common sense people would be forgotten.

Herein is why the communists want to end the Electoral College or set precedent for electors to change their vote: If they run up the vote in places where voters are most dependent on government, they can take over the government. We have seen the effects of this over the past eight years where the rule of law has given way to whims of political correctness. Hence, we can reveal the truth behind the effort to repopulate conservative areas with Islamists and illegals with the hopes of giving them a vote in the future. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers will wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Don’t be deceived by the attack on the Electoral College. Your freedom hangs in the balance.

12.7.16
​The fool confounding the wise

The Trump Presidency is taking shape with cabinet appointments and transition team assignments. These are the things each new Administration must do as they prepare for office. But this time it’s different. The stock markets have gained record amounts, saying they are moving away from the interest rate-based standard of recent years to an earnings based standard; companies that had planned to move their business overseas are deciding to keep their jobs in America; and foreign countries are being put on notice that things are not going to be their globalist norm. Globalist leftists are crying foul already and fear the worst. We as Americans need to reset our thinking after 20-plus years of America in decline.

Last week, the New York Times wrote a story about Donald Trump’s unorthodoxy on foreign policy. The story was essentially a lot of hand-wringing that Trump was going to upset the balance of foreign policy by making extremely stupid diplomatic mistakes. The story was pointing out that Trump had called or had talked to a list of diplomats that were out of order of the normal protocol. They were also really bent out of shape that Trump had received a call from the President of Taiwan, which sent a signal to China that the US may be recognizing Taiwan as the true China—a real “no-no” in US-Chinese relations. The Times insinuated Trump was dangerously ignorant.

It caught the attention of the Chinese, warning they hoped Trump’s remarks didn’t interfere with trade relations. Trump fired back saying China could face stiff tariffs if it didn’t quit manipulating its currency to gain trade advantages. Tuesday, Trump texted, “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!.” He was referring to Boeing running the costs up on a new Air Force One and that Boeing was “doing a little bit of a number.” So whether it is China or Boeing playing the US as a weak kneed negotiator, Trump is pushing back on behalf of the American citizen’s. The media and democrats are aghast that Trump will ruin everything.

Americans need to get acclimated once again to American exceptionalism. The cozy relationships that liberals masquerading as Republicans and communists in the Democratic Party have created over the past 27 years are being shaken even before Trump takes office. This half a generation of globalism and getting along at your expense put our nation in decline. This new normal will be a shock to many and those in power are saying Trump is foolish and are mocking him. Let us remember 1 Corinthians 1:27, which says, “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.” Let us also remember not to put our trust in political solutions—Let’s keep our eyes, hearts and prayers fixed on Jesus.​

12.6.16
What is your prophetic destiny?

When I look at the news and see these fearful people saying and doing immature and crazy things because the election didn't turn out the way they wanted, I see a people of little or no hope. A grown person who has a responsible job in the news business laying in fetal position crying because her candidate lost the election is ridiculous, of course, but also an indicator of no hope and no faith. This person would be an example of those who put their hope and faith in what they see, in a person, in a system. To lose hope is to have no faith. We know that “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Herein lies our prophetic destiny. Imagine how empty life is without it.

Think of your ancestors. Each one of them had hopes and dreams. Some hopes and dreams they may have seen before they passed on. Many never saw their hopes and dreams come true. Many more had no idea the impact that they had on the future. I often wonder if my grandfather William Bradford had an inkling that his life was at least in part responsible for establishing this nation, or that he and those brave men and women of the Mayflower knew that they and their contemporaries in Jamestown would beget a nation of Christians that would go on to evangelize the world. They never saw it while here on earth. But as Hebrews 11:2 says, “For by it (faith) the elders obtained a good report.”

Hebrews 11:3 says, “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” It goes on to talk about those in the Bible who acted in faith, but did not receive “the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.” These were the mighty men and women of faith who acted with substance on what they hoped for, knowing it was the evidence of things not seen. You, too, have those who went before you so that you, even you, could be at this place in time, this moment in history.

And you can face it in faith, not fear. It is your prophetic destiny. As Hebrews 12:1-2 says, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us. Looking onto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Where we begin is where someone else left off—even many before. You have been placed at this point in time for a purpose unto God. Pursue it without fear, in faith and in hope of the Lord. You are a prophetic person. Step into your destiny.

12.5.16
Fitting end to Castro’s last ride

So here we go—the stage is set. There are thousands of people lining the streets, likely forced to be there, even to chant “Long Live Fidel”—and “The Caravan of Liberty,” the same name Castro’s rebels called their bloody march from Santiago to Havana during the “La Revolution” was rolling along with carrying Castro’s ashes in a glass encased box in the back of an olive green Soviet-made one-off of an American Jeep. When just at the crescendo of the funeral dirge, the vehicle broke down and the soldiers of the revolution, the comrades of a day past, were reminded of exactly what communism is all about—the “have-nots” pushing the “haves” to their destination. Power to the working class, right? So fitting.

Fidel Castro is getting a lot of press in his death. Most of these leftists are portraying him as some kind of hero, a defiant revolutionary who stood up to the big bad Americans. That he did. But he destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives, perhaps millions, while doing it. All the while he painted an image of himself as the olive uniformed man of the people when he really was using his position to accumulate wealth and live in luxury. Worse than the pandering of the leftist news media to the Castro regime was that of the US “president” who broke protocol and took his family to Cuba to pay homage to this ruthless Communist dictator nine months before his death. The US “president” gushed that his daughters wanted to go to Cuba “because they understood.” Whatever that was supposed to mean.

The US “president” issued this statement upon Castro’s death: “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.” Enormous impact? Really? The Miami Herald reported on April 23, 2006 that Fidel Castro was responsible for 31,173 executions and prison deaths since he took power in1959. Some 5,728 were killed by firing squads. He refused medical attention to those trying to escape the island by boat, resulting in another estimated 77,000 deaths. Nearly all the sources indicate an exact number of deaths by Castro’s regime is unattainable, with estimates of over 1.5 million. Why couldn’t the US “president” call Castro what he was—a murderous dictator?

The Communist Manifesto states: “...Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” This is the basis of deception for all socialism and progressivism. It is godless and evil. The Bible tells us in Galatians 5:!, “Stand fast therefore in the Liberty wherewith Christ has made us free and be not entangled again in the yoke of bondage.” Communists ply human nature with powerful words of freedom like “rights” when, in reality, they wish to kill, steal and destroy. Castro was among the worst of our lifetime. He is an example of how an antichrist figure can deceive people to destruction with vain words. Castro’s green Soviet funeral car breaking down is a fitting last ride and should stand as a subtle prophetic warning to all who entertain his ways.

12.2.16
A blessing multiplied uniquely

The closing out of this year and moving ahead into 2017 presents an awesome time to be alive. We, as a Christian people, are seeing more prophetic events on a daily basis than ever before. Throughout the year, The Daily Jot has tried diligently to provide you with information and analysis from a biblical world-view. These are times when we must watch and pray, and act each day because the Day of the Lord draws closer. Without you, we could not operate; we could not reach out even in the little way that we do. What I’m trying to say is that I value you and your readership, your prayers, your active goodwill. Without it, we could not do what we do. We believe there is a “blessing multiplied” between us.

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12.1.16
Draining the swamp

As news of President-Elect Donald Trump’s cabinet picks come in, draining the swamp of politicos in Washington, DC would appear harder than expected. There are a lot of his picks that look like previous Republican administrations. This is an indicator of how one has to deal with getting things done in the nation’s capital. You pick a senator’s wife, a Goldman Sachs exec, former opponents, and some supporters for your cabinet posts. You mix it in with the reformers that can make their points and hopefully you have a winning team that can get things done. As Trump’s picks roll out, it is clear that the swamp is not draining as fast as some of us had hoped, but these are qualified people that deserve a chance.

Already the markets are responding positively to the Trump presidency and he hasn't even taken office. Record gains on Wall Street speak volumes for job growth. His cabinet choice for Education, Betsy DeVos, favors charter schools and school vouchers. This is a good thing because we need to break the grip of government schools on the brainwashing of our children--a step in the right direction. Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin is eyeing a tax cut for the middle class and more of direct talks and incentives with businesses to keep them here in the US, such as recent examples Ford and Carrier. Commerce nominee Wilbur Ross is saying he will move away from trade agreements that do not benefit the US.

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for Attorney General is a most excellent choice. Sessions is a strong Christian. He is one of the few voices on Capital Hill who has stood consistently for secure borders and enforcing the laws on the books. In meetings with him and his staff, he is open to learn more about the issues surrounding Islamic migration as it is linked to terrorism and he would be a fierce protector of the Constitution. Under him, organized crime won’t have free reign (translated: Clintons), He will also be the most controversial pick because the Democrats hate his common sense pro-American positions. Sessions is a game changer for reform from what we have had over the past decade.

On the surface, Trump’s picks may look like the more things change, the more they stay the same. But with what these folks say they stand for, and what their body of work has been over the years, maybe, just maybe, this new Trump Administration will get America back on the right path. There are many detractors by those who are impatient or hate the overall agenda. At the same time, we should be vigilant in holding accountability, but we already are seeing positive things. It takes a long time to drain the swamp. And even still, the smell of it remains even longer. But it has to start somewhere. Proverbs 20:26 says, “A wise king winnows the wicked, and drives the wheel over them.” Let’s pray for wisdom among our leaders as there is a lot of wicked to winnow and a deep and wide swamp to drain.

11.30.16
The disturbing honoring of Castro

To see just how far the American ideal has fallen one has to look no further than the Washington Post or the New York Times coverage of the death of one of the most brutal dictators in modern history—Fidel Castro. Their stories made him out to be an extraordinary revolutionary that brought great things to Cuba. Then we look at our universities. American University, in particular, where students were asked by Campus Reform, America’s leading site for college campus news. which political figure they viewed more favorably, Castro or President-Elect Donald Trump. The answers are extremely disturbing if they are a reflection of our young generation, the generation that will be leading this country in the future.

Campus Reform reports: “While several students identified the repressive elements of Castro’s regime, such as jailing and murdering his political opponents, few were willing to say that this made them view him less favorably than Donald Trump…“I mean, right now I don’t think Donald Trump is very good, and I know that Fidel Castro has done some good things for the world so I’d say he’s proven himself at least in the long term to be more favorable,” one student opined after referencing Castro’s health care reforms in Cuba. Another student borrowed language from Trudeau, calling Castro a “remarkable leader” and claiming that his regime “made possibilities for the Cuban people nearly endless.””

Let us remember the Castro regime. It is one of death and destruction. It is a legacy of poverty for Cubans and debauchery for Castro and his family. The Miami Herald reported on April 23, 2006 that Fidel Castro was responsible for 31,173 executions and prison deaths since he took power in 1959. Some 5,728 were killed by firing squads. He refused medical attention to those trying to escape the island by boat, resulting in another estimated 77,000 deaths. Nearly all the sources indicate an exact number of deaths caused by Castro’s regime is unattainable, with some estimating the death toll over 1.5 million. Castro lived a private life of extravagance while appearing as a poor man in public. He was a liar.

It is easy for those with any common sense to point toward this honoring of Castro and be disgusted. But there is a deeper problem in that our educational institutions are rife with communists who are brainwashing our children and charging them tens of thousands for the privilege. The Communist Manifesto states: “...Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” This is the basis of deception for all socialism and progressivism as well. It is godless and evil. The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21, 22, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” Communists ply the nature of humans with powerful words like “rights” when, in reality, they wish to kill, steal and destroy. Be not deceived by the honoring of Castro.

11.29.16
Making Trump’s refugee point


Was the campus policeman who shot dead 18 year old Islamic Somali refugee Abdul Razak Ali Artan a bigot, a racist, a xenophobe? He pulled the trigger. Killed a young college student armed only with his car and a butcher knife. Could there have been another way? Maybe the policeman just didn't understand the need for tolerance and acceptance of a young person in a strange new land. Or just maybe President-Elect Donald Trump’s idea is not so far-fetched of stopping Islamic immigration from known terrorist countries until there is a proper and thorough vetting process. Just ask the 11 victims at The Ohio State University’s campus who were run down and stabbed just because they are non-Muslim Americans.

Who is a racist xenophobe? You and me for being concerned that the US “president” is resettling terrorists in our country who will attack our sons and daughters because they are different than the Islamists that are being resettled? Donald Trump for wanting to pump the breaks and determine who is being resettled and if their beliefs align with American ideals? No, let us put aside the politically correct nonsense that people like the “president” and Hillary Clinton, and soon to be Chairman of the Democratic Party Keith Ellison (another Islamist congressman), and call a bigot a bigot. If we the people do not look at this from a critical perspective, we are endangering the lives of our children and the future of our country.

NBC News reports that law enforcement officials said that Artan was a Somali refugee who left his homeland with his family in 2007, lived in Pakistan and then came to the US in 2014 as a legal permanent resident. Interesting. Both Somali and Pakistan are terrorist supporting countries. How did this kid become a legal permanent resident coming from those areas? NBC News reports that Artan wrote on what appears to be his Facebook page that he had reached a "boiling point," made a reference to "lone wolf attacks" and cited radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki. The post said, "America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially Muslim Ummah [community]. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that.” Trump’s point made.

The politically correct crowd label people racists, bigots or xenophobes because they would err on the side of caution before allowing radicals to resettle in peaceful areas. It would be my wish that every refugee that comes to this country would come to the knowledge and acceptance of Jesus Christ. Folks like Artan need Jesus Christ. They are so passionate about their own false religion that they will kill and be killed for it. Think of how on fire they would be for the truth if they only knew it. But they generally hate us because of Christ. So who is the bigot? Keep trying to bring people to their senses. As in Romans 14:16-17, “Let not then your good be evil spoken of: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” You are not a bigot for trying to preserve life, especially eternal life.

11.28.16
Hypocrisy Heights
If you have been following the news, there is a new nationwide show called Hypocrisy Heights. It stars defeated communists, Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein and Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton, if you remember, was spastic about the possibilities that Donald Trump would not accept the results of the presidential election if he lost. Stein and Clinton have decided to challenge the results of the election in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, if they can raise enough money to do so. In reality, Clinton likely will also assist in funding the recounts initiated by Stein. This, after her fit that Trump may undermine the democratic process with a challenge if he lost.

On October 20, the news narrative was full of stories about Trump responding to a question during the third presidential debate about whether he would accept the result of the election if he lost. He responded, “I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense.” Clinton tweeted that his stance was “horrifying” saying that it “was not the way our democracy works.” Trump was labeled “dangerous” and damaging to democracy by the current “president.” Reporters speculated for days what Trump not accepting defeat would do to the country. Political analysts at colleges and universities said it undermines the credibility of the elected president and could foment a shadow presidency by the loser, a divided nation.

Nary a mention from the news media about all the post-debate hysteria by Clinton, the Democratic Party and the “president.” Clinton’s camp is saying it wants to show that it is exploring all the options even though there is no “actionable evidence” suggesting foul play. Using the narrative that Russia could have hacked the US election and put Trump in office, Clinton justifies undermining the Republic. In reality, she shouldn’t want a recount considering there are several experts pointing to untold millions of illegal votes cast by noncitizens and dead people who are likely to have voted Clinton. But Clinton is now exploring all options to something she called horrifying a month ago. Hypocrisy Heights.

As citizens, we all should be concerned that elections are fair and conducted without foul play. Trump should insist on a recount of all the votes in New York, California, Oregon, Washington, New Jersey, and just for kicks, Illinois, where the cemeteries are full of reliable voters. He may win by a landslide of the popular vote after all the illegal votes are thrown out. Notwithstanding, Clinton and her backers will not stop in trying to undermine our Constitutional Republic and replace it with a form of communism. As Jesus said about the scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23:28, we can say about these hypocrites, “…you outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.”

11.25.16
Black Friday and the original Thanksgiving

​Before solemn holidays were turned into commercial opportunities, there was true meaning behind them. There were lives involved and courageous men and women who paved the way for us. They may have sat out in the cold near a fire before daybreak because they had to, not because they were waiting for the store to open so they could buy the latest game platform. The things we take for granted in this country are those that the original pioneers didn't have. But one thing they did have was a sense of purpose in their lives, a rugged individualism, and faith that surpassed all understanding. Here’s a true account taken from “Of Plymouth Plantation” written by William Bradford, co-writer of the Mayflower Compact.

In the days leading up to the first “Thanksgiving” of the Pilgrims, they had dispatched a group of ten men to “explore the bay and trade with the natives.” They were guided by the English speaking Squanto, who also served as an interpreter. When the men returned, they were very impressed with the land around the bay and wished they could have settled there instead of Cape Cod. William Bradford, wrote however, “But it seems that the Lord, Who assigns to all men the bounds of their habitations, had appointed it for another use. And thus they found the Lord to be with them in all their ways, and to bless their outgoings and incomings, for which let His holy name have the praise forever, to all posterity.”

This “Thanksgiving” to the Lord offered by Bradford in his history “Of Plymouth Plantation” indicates that Jesus was at the center of his thoughts about all things--even the land they were allocated by God to begin their colony. It also forebears testimony to the very positive Christian witness and relations the Pilgrims maintained with the Indians. This comment was followed immediately by Bradford’s account of the harvest in October 1621. Bradford writes,” Each person had about a peck of meal a week, or now since harvest, Indian corn in that proportion; and afterwards many wrote at length about their plenty to their friends in England--not feigned but true reports.”

One of those true reports is found in “Mourt’s Relation” by Pilgrim Edward Winslow--the only account of the first “Thanksgiving.” Winslow writes: "our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together, after we had gathered the fruits of our labors...at which time amongst other recreations, we exercised our Arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoyt, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the Plantation and bestowed on our Governor, and upon the Captain and others.”

Winslow concluded, “And although it be not always so plentiful, as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want, that we often wish you partakers of our plenty." Thanks to the godly men and women who came before us, even in our decline we remain blessed more than any other nation on earth. Jeremiah 4:2 says that if God’s people return to Him, “And thou shalt swear, The Lord liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him shall they glory.” This is a promise to the nations. So today, as should be our practice each day, may you have a Psalm 103:2 day, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”

11.25.16

Rejecting spiritual starvation in a day of Thanksgiving

My grandfather 13 generations back was William Bradford, co writer of the Mayflower Compact and eventual leader of the Pilgrims who came to America on the Mayflower in 1620. There were some 102 passengers and about 30 crewmen on that ship that braved horrible weather, disease, and other hardships to come to this new place that later would become the greatest Christian nation in the world. Bradford wrote, "So they committed themselves to the will of God, and resolved to proceed. In several of these storms the wind was so strong and the seas so high that they could not carry a knot of sail, but were forced to hull for many days." The trip in of itself to find a place to worship without persecution was most difficult.
 
Once landed, it was no picnic either. Bradford says, "But soon a most lamentable blow fell upon them. In two or three month's time half of their company died...scarcely 50 remained, and sometimes two or three persons died in a day. In the time of worst distress, there were but six or seven sound persons, who, to their great commendation be it spoken, spared no pains night or day, but with great toil and at the risk of their own health, fetched wood, made fires, prepared food for the sick, made their beds, washed their infected clothes, dressed and undressed them; in a word did all the homely and necessary services for them which dainty and queasy stomachs cannot endure to hear mentioned."
 
"...And what I have said of these few, I should say of many others who died in this general visitation, and others yet living, that while they had health or strength, they forsook none that had need of them. I doubt not that their recompense is with the Lord." Their Virginia Company Charter, however, called for common ownership of land, property, food, drink, clothing, and provisions. Bradford saw that this socialist experiment was detrimental to the colony because it inspired laziness and a lack of productivity. Bradford then did away with this structure, giving ownership of land to each person and two days a week for "their own private employment." This was the first capitalist system and the colony then prospered.
 
The headlines 396 years later are that 43.6 million Americans (the total population of California and Connecticut combined) will eat their Thanksgiving dinner aided by food stamps. Liberals say without the government, these people would starve. No, I don't believe it. Without the government, the citizens across the land would be blessed as the Pilgrims were by reaching out to their neighbor and helping him from the goodness of their hearts. We have come full circle in nearly 400 years. We are now in a stage of socialism where the government is truly robbing its citizenry of blessing others, promoting laziness and lack of productivity. 
 
But you know, just as Bradford knew in 1621, government won't save you. Only the Lord will save you. He chooses to do it through his people. As written in 2 Corinthians 9:11-12, "Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causes through us thanksgiving to God. For the administration of this service not only supplies the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God." We have begun to reject spiritual starvation and dependency on the false god of government. We must continue to draw closer to God in the months ahead and hold accountability. Like Bradford, we who know the truth, must lead in truth.

11.23.16
​New Sheriff in town

We are seeing the impact of the new leadership. One significant event is President-Elect Donald Trump’s off the record meeting with mainstream television network media moguls. The New York Post broke the insider story depicting how Trump used the time to dress down the media, quoting an unnamed source saying “The meeting was a total disaster. The TV execs and anchors went in there thinking they would be discussing the access they would get to the Trump administration, but instead got a Trump-style dressing-down…Trump kept saying, “We’re in a room of liars, the deceitful, dishonest media who got it all wrong.” Since the meeting was off the record, Trump proved once again their dishonesty.

As someone who has been a media advisor to politicians, chief executive officers and celebrities most of my adult life, I can say with certainty that it took a lot of nerve to gather all the big on-air talent into a room and call them liars. A lot of people said this was a bad move, but it is the kind of leadership that we may grow to expect from Trump. It’s time to shake things up and there is a new sheriff in town who is doing just that. One of the attributes of President Ronald Reagan was his directness. While he was far more gracious in disagreement than Trump, one always knew where Reagan stood. Trump appears to be that and more. The fact is that the TV execs know they lied. Trump knows it. And we know it.

Another indicator of new leadership is a little reported event that happened last week. Ford CEO Mark Fields called Trump to tell him that Ford Motor Company was staying in the US rather than moving a plant to Mexico. Of course, the media reported that Trump was wrong all along that Ford didn’t intend to move at all. This is an example of how the media twists things. But Ford and its jobs are staying here and it appears Trump’s election had something to do with it. In fact, business in general is improved already. Saying they are moving from an interest rate-driven market to an earnings-driven market, US stocks have been on an upward swing since Trump’s election, setting an all time record high Tuesday.

Meantime, the globalist at the United Nations, for example, are crying the blues because their agenda of resettling the world population to make all nations the same is being met with a hard push back. Antonio Guterres, the incoming UN Secretary General, said that many people are rejecting globalism. He says people in developed nations are rejecting refugees because their jobs have been lost to cheap labor. Guterres said, “So globalization has not been as successful as we had hoped.” When you think about it, we have had globalist presidents since 1988. It didn’t work out so well for us. Maybe the new Sheriff in town will shake things up more than we thought. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice.” Let us pray for righteous leadership. ​

11.22.16
Taking control as Christian Americans

Just like we took control of the election, Christian Americans need to take control of the narrative surrounding a divided nation. We were able to look beyond the rhetoric and the false polls of the media, and the media’s negative and false reporting, and the Democratic Party’s class and social warfare of division to foster change from the leftist tyrannical policies of globalism. We need to find ways to change the narrative of hate and take control of bringing a divided nation to unity. We can do this. But we have to set our emotions aside, hold in check our tendency toward offense, and pray and act with a purpose in mind. The current situation represents a tremendous opportunity to shine the light of Christ.

We rejected the policies of division and tyranny at the ballot box. Those who were rejected have taken personal offense and labeled us haters. In doing so, they are showing hate. They are demonstrating, rioting, physically assaulting, and verbally abusing those with whom they disagree. It is so easy to respond with an eye for an eye. But brothers and sisters, this is the time when we need to speak into our nation, speak into our states, into our communities, into our neighborhoods and into our families. We need to talk about a time for peace and reconciliation. We need to be able to say and show that folks who did not vote for Hillary Clinton were voting for common sense change, not against any race or people group.

We need to dismiss the premise of hate and bigotry and build our case for unity, and in doing so, show the light of Christ. This is a time when we need to deescalate the rhetoric and angriness of people who spew hate by accusing others of hate by saying, “I know you are upset, but isn’t it time to put that aside and work for a better country? Isn’t it time to see that your fellow Americans are not what the news media and the political establishment labeled them, but just people like you and me that want something better for their country, for their futures, even for their children? We have a system of laws and elections and decent people follow laws and respect the will of the people. I know you are a decent person.”

Then we need to demonstrate that treating everyone one fairly under the law is a good thing. It’s time to come together and put aside the rhetoric and the hurt of the campaign, and reunite as a nation. Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 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.” He also told us we were the salt of the earth and the light of the world. May the Holy Spirit guide us in being so.​

11.21.16
The war for our very soul continues

The ones who accused anyone who supported President-Elect Donald Trump to be haters, deplorables, unredeemables, bigots, racists and xenophobes are the very same people who are conducting violence, threatening lives and, well, hating fellow Americans. This is a clear indication of their hearts. They accuse people of being what they are. The news media and the Democratic Party had a significant role to play in this terrible division in our country. By shaping a narrative of bigotry, racism and hate and continuing to press it because the left was losing on the issues, they have caused a disgraceful and dangerous emotional response to the election. The war for our nation’s soul did not end with the election.

The Democrats have sown the seeds of suspicion and hatred to the point that they are now using it to paint each and all of President-Elect Trump’s cabinet appointees that must be approved by Congress. First, they will use this suspicion and bigotry as leverage against anyone under consideration. Already, communist Democratic Senator Charles Schumer is questioning whether Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions can execute the office of Attorney General because of his stance on immigration, and of course, that Trump would select him. Instead of disagreeing politically, but understanding their loss, the Democrats are trying to undermine the entire Trump presidency before it gets started.

Already, no matter who you are, if you supported Trump, a large number of so-called Americans label you as a bigot. The Democratic Party has done nothing to call for unity, but rather has poured gasoline to this fire. The apparent strategy is to continue to divide America down lines of race, immigration, and Islam, and claim anyone who disagrees with the Democratic Party platform is a racist or bigot or worse. The Democratic Party, by not promoting and demanding unity, is fomenting a kind of civil war that strikes at the heart of judging people for who they are perceived to be. The “party” of anti-bullying is the bully; the party of inclusion, is dangerously exclusive. They are attacking the heart and soul of America.

We are at war. It is not subsiding. The very soul of who we all are as a people is under attack. The sooner we recognize it, the sooner we can deal with it. The election was only a speed bump, a rallying point for those who hate the American ideal—of which Christianity is the foundational keystone. As the Lord said in Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” And Jesus said in Matthew 7:16, “Therefore by their fruits you shall know them.” Romans 14:6 says, “Let not then your good be evil spoken of.” Stand up against those who sow hate among us and call you a bigot. Do it firmly, but with love that they might see the fallacy of their accusations.

11.18.16 
How much damage to America until January

How much damage can a lame duck do before he leaves office in January? That’s what Americans have to wrestle with between now and when the current “president” exits. AP reports that the Administration is about to release thousands of Haitians who came to the US illegally because there is not enough jail space to hold them. Meanwhile, Fox News reports that US Border Patrol Agents are “nabbing” 500 illegals a day—just in Texas. Many, they say, are repeat criminals. Illegal border crossings are up 63% over last year, ICE says, but those are only the ones caught by officers. Now the Democratic Party is pressuring the “president” to pardon nearly a million of them before he vacates his occupation of the Oval Office.

The “president” has allowed tens of thousands of criminals and Islamists to enter the country at will. So much so, that the system to protect Americans from such is stressed to the point of ineffectiveness. It’s where politics and practicality clash. The “president’s” policy has put all Americans in harms way and the Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security John Roth said in March, “we may be admitting individuals who wish to do us harm.” This is the result of policy based on remaking America into a socialist nation. This policy causes death and destruction. It is a policy President-Elect Donald Trump vowed to end, but the Democratic Party wants more of it until Trump takes office.

The Center for Immigration Studies has analyzed the “president’s” immigration policy from data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The analysis concludes that since 2010, ICE has released 124 aliens who have been charged with 135 new homicides--some have been released multiple times. In 2014, ICE released a total of 30,558 criminal aliens. These aliens had already been convicted of 92,347 crimes before they were released by ICE. As of July 25, 2015, a total of 1,607 aliens had been convicted of a crime after being freed by ICE. The total number of new crimes for which these aliens were convicted after ICE released them was 2,560, including: 298 dangerous drug offenses, 185 assaults, 40 weapons offenses, 28 sex offenses, 10 sex assaults, four kidnappings, two arsons, and one homicide.

It is obvious that these people do not wish to follow the law, nor do they want to assimilate as Americans. The political goal by Democrats and some Republicans is to promote globalism through resettlement. The Bible is very clear about how to handle immigrants. Exodus 22:21 says, “You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him.” This is repeated in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. In context, Exodus 12:49 says, “One law shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the foreigner who sojourns among you.” This is also repeated in Numbers and Leviticus. One law for all. In this context it is God’s law, but these people neither want to submit to the laws of the nation or to God’s laws. If they are here illegally, they have broken the law as their first act. Hard as it is, policymakers must address this, otherwise our country is in danger.

11.17.16
The real truth with the Electoral College

America is not a democracy. I know that may shock some people, including some one-world order president’s we’ve had in the last 30 years. Democracy is the rule of the majority, irrespective of the law. Similar to what we have seen in the White House over the past ten years—might makes right, ignoring the laws that don’t suit the agenda because you can. That’s not America’s Constitutional form of government. The US is a representative Republic. A Republic is governed by elected representatives according to the rule of law. This unique concept of American government is carried through to the Electoral College to ensure that all people are fairly and equally represented in the presidential election.

Our American form of government is actually derived from Exodus 18:21 where Jethro advised Moses: “Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” There are 435 elected representatives in the House of Representatives. There are two senators per state, totaling 100. Likewise, there are 535 electors plus three for Washington, DC., in the Electoral College. As provided by Article 2 of the Constitution, Electors cannot be officeholders, and 29 states plus Washington DC require their electors to vote for the winner in their jurisdiction.

The Electoral College was established so that there would be fair representation of the states in the presidential election. Keeping the Electoral College is smart because population centers could control who becomes president. For example, New York and California could get together and control every election with the populations they have, but the Electoral College prevents that and ensures that the people in every state are represented. It’s not fair or right to have immense blocks of the population have more of a say than those who live in less populated areas. The representation of the vote should be commensurate with representation in Congress. This is how a Republic ensures the rights of all of its citizens.

There have been five times in US history where a president has lost the popular vote, but won the presidency—John Quincy Adams in 1824; Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876; Benjamin Harrison in 1888; George W. Bush in 2000; and Donald J. Trump in 2016. In this year’s election, it would appear that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by about a million votes, although media outlets are not reporting official results as yet. The Electoral College prevents a candidate from running up the score in a specific area to win an election. It means that your vote counts whether it is in New York or Montana. The Electoral College stands in the breech against anarchists and communists taking over the presidency by vote stacking in various states and big cities. 

11.16.16​
A jaundiced view from a lame duck

Still refusing to accept that globalism, or from a Christian worldview--an anti-Christ system, is the antithesis of humankind and a threat to personal liberty, America’s lame duck “president” continued to sell out American exceptionalism during his Athens, Greece pit stop on his European farewell tour. His remarks underscore the division created between freedom lovers and those soulless victims of the dream of eutopian society under a form of totalitarianism. He refused to recognize that worldwide information exchange is the flagship of a free people, instead saying it was an instrument of “tribalism” that causes people to reject globalism. Reality is getting the better of his idealism.

All the while, he and his Democratic Party cronies assisted by the news media are saying it is the uneducated people who reject globalism, the “president” said during a joint news conference with Greek Prim Minister Alexis Tsipras, “ Globalism, combined with technology, combined with social media and constant information, have disrupted people’s lives, sometimes in concrete ways. But also psychologically, people are less certain of their national identities or their place in the world.” What he refuses to acknowledge is that loss of jobs and massive forced migration—tools of globalism—cause this effect. The more people inform themselves, the less they tolerate this move toward the anti-Christ system.

Seemingly duplicitous on the cause and effect of globalism, he continued: “And there is no doubt that has produced populist movements, both from the left and the right, in many countries in Europe. When you see a Donald Trump and a Bernie Sanders, very unconventional candidates, have considerable success obviously there’s something there that’s being tapped into…and they might opt for change, even if they are not entirely confident what that change will bring.” Instead of recognizing that people are rejecting globalism and tyranny, he is saying that it results in tribalism and nationalism. This started long ago, but accelerated under the previous Bush administration and the current “president.”

People who think they are so right, so educated and enlightened, that no matter what others think or say, are tantamount to tyranny. Instead of looking at the policies that people are rejecting, these globalists blame the people for being ignorant, deplorable, unredeemable, bigots, xenophobes, racists and hate mongers. This is what Christians face as the one world order of the anti-Christ. Why is it important to stand against the anti-Christ system? Revelation 20:4, “I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” We may not be able to stop the march of prophesy, but we can determine our place in it. 

11.15.16
Post Election deception and arrogance

What should be a victory lap across Europe celebrating his legacy, the occupant of the Oval Office embarks on his last tour of Europe as a lame duck agent of policies, regulations, and laws rejected by the American people. A reflective “president” held a news conference at the White House once again missing the opportunity to unite Americans, opting to lecture them about the transition of the presidency and what a wonderful job he and his staff have done over the years in holding the highest office of the land. He had several opportunities to send a message to supporters of the Democratic Party to stop rioting and end the violence against supporters of President-Elect Donald Trump. He didn't take them.

Instead of telling the rioters to return to their homes in peace, he once again lectured Americans and excused the dissenters: “Look, the people have spoken. Donald Trump will be the next President, the 45th President of the United States…And those who didn’t vote for him have to recognize that that's how democracy works. That's how this system operates…And I think that whenever you've got an incoming President of the other side, particularly in a bitter election like this, it takes a while for people to reconcile themselves with that new reality. Hopefully it's a reminder that elections matter and voting counts. And so I don’t know how many times we have to relearn this lesson, because we ended up having 43 percent of the country not voting who were eligible to vote. But it makes a difference.”

In one of his more reflective moments during the news conference, He summed up how he misjudged America’s concept of fairness: “Now, I made an argument -- thus far, unsuccessfully -- that the trade deal we had organized, TPP, did exactly that, that it strengthened workers’ rights and environmental rights, leveled the playing field and, as a consequences, would be good for American workers and American businesses.  But that’s a complex argument to make when people remember plants closing and jobs being offshored. So part of what I think this election reflected was people wanting that course correction that you described.  And the message around stopping surges of immigration, not creating new trade deals that may be unfair--I think those were themes that played a prominent role in the campaign.” 

Throughout the news conference, the “president” tooted his own horn to protect his legacy by enumerating his deeds to a very supportive press corps. His “it takes a while for people to reconcile themselves with that new reality” remark is, in many ways, indicative of his presidency—breaking the law is justifiable if it advances progressivism. Sending jobs offshore is fair because it supports globalism. And the list goes on. As in Jeremiah 49:16, “As for the terror of you, the arrogance of your heart has deceived you.” The progressive left believes it is right on all matters and no one dare question it. The American people not only questioned, but rejected, the terror of its agenda. Now we must hold accountability.

11.14.16
Soulless Dissent


We are going into the better part of a week past the 2016 Presidential election and the riots, violence and hate is continuing in heavily Democratic Party areas where people cannot accept that government crime boss Hillary Clinton lost the presidency. The internet is full of videos of the most ignorant displays of humanity—a Black high school girl beating her white classmate because she tweeted that she hoped Donald Trump would win; a mother forces her 8 year old son out in the street because he voted for Trump in a school mock election (painful to watch); Teens and young adults in fetal positions, college professors excusing students from exams, social media calling for the assassination of Trump. Wow!

The media continues to stir the pot by interviewing these distraught people. They are afraid to be a woman because of the possibility of men acting out Trump’s remarks; they are afraid to be an illegal immigrant because they fear deportation; they are afraid of being Muslim because Trump said he would stop immigration from countries of known terrorists; they fear being a person of color because Trump supports the police. Many of them are not even immigrants, Muslim or people of color, but their fears have led to anger, hate and law-breaking. Those who are accusing Trump of hate are violently demonstrating hate and bigotry—they have accused others of exactly what is in their hearts. Jesus says in Matthew 7:20, “Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.” Indeed, it is true.

Little do most of them understand that they are but pawns in a larger chess game of those who wish to overthrow the American republic. They are manipulated and exercised by anarchists, communists, and totalitarians who have infiltrated the Democratic Party. Their platitudes of freedom and tolerance are abandoned at the very thought that someone would disagree with them. They are right. They are the standard. Anyone who disagrees with them is wrong and must be a bigot, a hate-monger, a racist. Then they, themselves, thrust their violence and hate on those with whom they disagree. It is much easier to call someone else a bigot, racist or xenophobe than to face your own demons.

Sadly, this is a soulless dissent. These are dark and empty souls. They justify their dark and hopeless world by projecting moral superiority while having no moral foundation in the content of their hearts. Being deplorable themselves, they call others deplorable. Being haters, they allege others of hating. Being bullies, they accuse others of bullying. It is easy to become angry at them, but we as Christians have the answer to this division. These soulless dissenters need hope. They need Christ. We know 2 Timothy 1:7—“For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” If you encounter a soulless dissenter try responding with the light of Christ in you—not by jamming the Bible down their throats--but through gentleness and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. They need light, not more darkness.

11.11.16
Holding accountability, seizing opportunity


Exit polls showed that some 80% of Christian evangelicals voted for President-Elect Donald Trump. Trump carried a percentage point less of the white vote than did his previous Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Trump gained over Romney with Blacks and Latinos. So this was not a “race” charged election, unless you consider that we are all one race, the human race. Christians stood in the gap and made up the hedge, otherwise Hillary Clinton would be President. That’s a fact. So all the deplorable, unredeemable, basement dwelling radical Bible thumpers elected a US President. But mark my word, the biggest threat to America right now, this very day, is the Christian evangelical.

This election demonstrated that when Christians decide to do something in this representative republic, it can get done--If we act in unity and are led by the Holy Spirit. We have the power to hold accountability in this nation. We also have the God-given mandate to “overcome evil with good.” We are a threat to the nation because if we go back to our homes and families thinking that the job is done, that Trump will take care of business and all will be well, the nation will fail miserably. Christians must remain more engaged in society otherwise this nation will look like the protests of the losers across the country, who are protesting that Trump won and they are now “afraid” to be women, illegal immigrants and Muslims.

There are so many Christians wanting revival, but that is not going to happen unless Christians reach out to society with the good news of the gospel. It would be revolutionary act, not a bunch of Christians getting together for a show. We need a Revivalution to hold accountability in this nation. It starts with building on the very thing that brought us together in this election. The one thing American Christians apparently will stand in unity against is a known and recognizable evil. We saw what that looked and felt like and we need to keep doing it. Otherwise we will have a Matthew 12:45 situation where an unclean spirit comes out of a man but returns “and takes with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.”

We can’t accomplish this Revivalution by being all “holier than thou.” We have to show by example the standard we live by. We need to speak into peoples’ lives without being judgmental or legalistic. We need to know our place—ours is to show Christ to others, the Holy Spirit will convict them, and then we can coach ‘em up. We have a tremendous opportunity to hold accountability by exercising our faith; being firm, but not offensive; showing love and respect; disagreeing without being disagreeable or sanctimonious; living by God’s code of love, truth, honor, and justice. Lead by example. 

When we see people protesting the election, or saying we are racist because of our vote, it’s easy to look at them as whiny ignorant loser pawns of the godless communist agenda, but we need to be above that. We need to show by example that we are not bigots, racists, xenophobes, homophobes or whatever other politically correct phobia they have invented. Jesus said in Matthew 5:44-45, “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; That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.” This is a time to seize the opportunity, and hold accountability in changing our nation for the better. Let’s do it

11.10.16
The Standard of Truth vs Deception

News analysts and Democratic Party campaign strategists are beside themselves that they were so wrong about this election. One Democratic political operator said that the entire party elite, including him, were so confident that they “totally missed it, and so did much of the news media.” The news media missed it because they are an extension of the Democratic Party. A study by the Media Research Council indicates that some 96% of the media elite vote Democratic. There is a built in bias in that demographic. When does a reporter, or a poll sponsored by big media, or election predictions by the media cross the line into advocacy for a candidate or an ideology? And how can one be deceived by it?

These are pertinent questions in the wake of the election because they are fresh to discuss. They are also foundational in our current times to the warning Jesus gave in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” If we, as Christians, are susceptible to the media’s bias, we are also predisposed to being deceived. The media is everywhere and touches us in many ways even if we did not have television or cell phones. The media is entrenched in our society to the point that most everyone we come into contact with is an extension of the media and its message in some way, shape or form. This recent election is a case study on deception and the perils of it.

From the onset, the media characterized Donald Trump as a bigot, racist and xenophobe. Although they are removed now, several media outlets put a disclaimer at the bottom of stories about Trump that emphatically said that Trump was a bigot and a racist. The media went right along with the narrative that if you believed in anything Trump said, you were a bigot and a racist. This message has been so ingrained in society that even after the election, people would ask how you could vote for a bigot and a racist like Trump. Then one media analyst suggested that the election was a “white-lash” because racist whites voted for Trump. In reality, a percentage point less whites voted for Trump than for the last GOP nominee, Mitt Romney. Trump actually carried more non-white vote than previous Republican presidential candidates.

The polls were another example. Most all the polls had Clinton winning from the start. The narrative was to convince everyone that Trump did not have a chance. The polls favored Clinton because the sampling was skewed up to 12 points in her favor before even the first question was asked. The point I am trying to make here is that when everything and everyone, even family members and close friends, is pointing at you and saying there is no hope, you are a bigot, a deplorable, unredeemable person, it takes a strong belief in a Standard of Truth to stand against this kind of pressure. If you are deceived, you will give in to it. We have to be an Ephesians 6 kind of people these days, and we must stand on the Word of God, the only standard of truth I know.

11.9.16 Clexit

Several analysts characterized Donald Trump’s presidential victory as similar to the recent Brexit vote where Great Britain rejected globalism and left the European Union. Perhaps the Trump victory should be characterized as Clexit—the mass exit of the American people from the Clinton brand of morally bankrupt and corrupt politics. According to exit polls, some 80% of evangelical Christians turned out with a strong vote for now President-elect Trump. The Wall Street Journal reports that born-again Christians voted for Trump in numbers larger than they supported the Republican presidential candidates in the past three elections. This proves the power of Christian’s in this nation when they move in unity.

Clearly, American Christians sent a message to those who call evil good and good evil: that we are not going to take it anymore. The demeaning of Israel with the elevation of her enemies; the possibility of a Supreme Court bending our laws against life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; the loss of our jobs and dignity to globalism; unsecured borders; massive crime; race-baiting; bribery; socialist health care; Islamic terrorism; the disrespecting of God in the public square; the destruction of marriage—are the sum of the parts that equaled the whole result of this election. Christians stepped up and voted for the imperfect candidate to save the country from one of the most evil agendas in our history.

Now that we have seen how God can work though us when we are obedient; how prayer and action is honored, may the hope of unity found in Ephesians 4:14-16 be our mantle going forward: “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supply, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, make increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”

You see, we have our work cut out for us. We have bought some time. There are only promises of a better, more righteous future for our nation. We must hold accountability—not the type of accountability of judgment and condemnation to our fellow citizens who disagree with us and are blinded by the god of this world, but the accountability of the standard of Christ in whom we believe and are disciples. From Supreme Court appointments to the treatment of Israel to freedom of religion, we must stand in the gap and make the hedge. We must be ever vigilant that our nation is fully advantaged by the mercy our Lord has bestowed upon us. Let us continue to pray, act, repent, and seek the Lord that he may forgive our sin and heal our land. Happy Clexit! 

11.8.16
Time to Pray and Act

I don’t think there is much more to say about this election or your civic duty to act. Throughout the Bible, there are many examples where God’s people, as a nation, had bad leaders and suffered much as the consequence. There were times when there were good leaders and the people prospered. There seems to be this individualistic, self-centered gospel that is being preached that your relationship with YHVH is the only thing that matters and the rest of what is going on really is of no import. Certainly your relationship with God through the Messiah is the most important one of your life, but as life is complex, so is God. It is not an either/or kind of thing. Your actions have impact. They will have great impact today.

Only a loving god would choose to act through His people as does God. Ever notice how you can pray and pray about something, but when you act in accordance with that prayer, it becomes answered before your eyes? Ever notice how our Father in Heaven sees and knows our needs and supplies them? There is no place in the Bible that says “God helps those who help themselves.” But there are many examples where God works through men and women who take that first step of faith. Hebrews Chapter 11 is full of examples. Name after name is mentioned from Abraham through David--all had faith; all took some action. Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”

I have heard all the arguments about why we as Christians should not vote. You do what you will. But I know this in my heart of hearts--this is my very personal opinion--we do not have ideal candidates from a Christian world view. Nonetheless, we do have a clear distinction. Yes, I know all the globalist underpinnings of both, and recognize them for what they are. Here’s the thing: God will choose the leader. He will work through each of us to do so. He knows our hearts. He knows what we deserve. He is merciful beyond measure. Yes, evil is evil. There is the type of evil that cannot be redeemed; and there is evil that can be redeemed. We have seen the heart of the former. We have not, the latter.

It has got to start somewhere. We as a nation, as a people, are on a downward spiral. As Christians, we are the light of the world, the salt of the earth. As Jesus said in Matthew 5:13, “...but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” God said in Ezekiel 22:30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” I know that there are going to be a lot of Christians writing me today justifying their action or inaction or chastising me for encouraging political action. Fine. I will stand before the LORD for my actions. So will you. Go do the right thing.



11.7.16
In Voter fraud and stolen elections

There has been much circulating the Internet this year about voter fraud. There are videos that actually show voter machines changing votes from Republican to Democrat. There are also reports of dead people voting, illegals voting, and felons voting. Alas, the Progressives (translated communists) have progressed this country so well that stealing elections is one sure way to advance the cause. They have applied enough political pressure to do away with the paper ballot. Thus we have voter machines that electronically record and tally your votes. By early indications, votes are already being stolen, but the progressives laugh and roll their eyes about these charges, dismissing them as wild conspiracy theories.

Across the country there has been documentation where people have cast their votes early, but the voter machines keep counting for the Democratic candidate when the people have actually voted for the Republican. Elections officials say the machines are operating properly, but may need to be “re-calibrated.” In other words, if a voter catches these machines malfunctioning, which apparently have been programed in favor of Democrats, they need to be reported and “re-calibrated.” Question is: how many early votes were stolen before someone was observant enough to notice that the machine did not correctly record their vote? How do we know any machine correctly records the vote?

The fact is, we don’t. In the days when we had paper ballots, even machines punching paper ballots, at least we knew that our vote was our vote. Of course, the Progressives used the “hanging chad” issue to switch things in their favor--to electronic voting machines. Now what happens if just one vote per precinct is stolen electronically? One vote per precinct would have elected Richard Nixon over John F Kennedy. The same with Al Gore over George W Bush. As it was, Gore won the popular vote and Bush won the electoral college. So voting machines could make more of a difference in this election than you might think. In the last presidential election, the Republican National Committee (RNC) thought it was a problem.

2012, the RNC wrote a letter to Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller pointing out how machines are not recording the correct vote. Miller called the claims “irresponsible and unfortunate” and defended the voting machines. Miller said the claims “undermine the public’s confidence in the electoral process.” DUH!  Nothing has really changed. In 2012, I demanded a paper ballot in Maryland. They told me it was against the law. So be vigilant to make sure your vote is what you voted. Check that ballot before you finalize it. If there is a problem, call for help and stay there till it’s fixed. It’s time for us to start changing this progressive mess. Psalm 101:7 says, “He that works deceit shall not dwell within my house: he that tells lies shall not tarry in my sight.” It’s time to say “Not in my house.” Don’t to give these deceivers the chance to sin against you.

11.7.16

Daily Jot Special Election Report

I’m sitting here in my office sipping on a cup of coffee and reflecting on this election. That is what prompted me to write you one last time before the election day Daily Jot. At 61 years of age, I cannot think of a time during my life where we as Americans have been faced with such choices during elections. It’s downright sad. Under no circumstances would any honorable person seek the highest office in the land, let alone the most powerful in the world, carrying such corruption. Any honorable person would not have even attempted it. We have a candidate in this election that does not meet the smell test for any office. Is this what our nation has come to? And sadly, the answer is “yes” no matter the outcome.

No Matter The Outcome. Irrespective of what happens on Tuesday, the entire election season should serve as a warning to all Americans, especially those of us who call ourselves Christians. We Christians are responsible. Regardless of who wins Tuesday’s election, we as the grafted in people of God, have a lot of work to do. You know, the sun will come up on Wednesday morning. People will go about their business as it has been for centuries. We will survive the decision of the majority. I have seen, even lived in places where there are dictatorships and repressive governments. People still survive. They have families. They find a way to make it. And they can smile and laugh some of the time. But we have work to do.

Churches need to hold the line on accountability. Those of us who are Christians need to lead by example. We need to lead. And it can’t be some wacked out emotional, extra-biblical, self-indulgent type of leadership. We need to get back to the basics of the Bible and learn what God wants and expects from us. We Christians have presented so many types of Christ to the public that the public thinks we’re nuts. And while everyone has their opinion, probably we all need to just get back to the scriptures and figure out who we are—not based on what some preacher is saying from what he learned from some other guy—but what the word actually says about the doctrines we are being taught. And if they don’t align with the scriptures, we need to cleanse the pulpit from these nice, but wrong-minded people.

 You see, one candidate is going to slow down the communist takeover of this nation. The other is going to speed it up. One of the foundational principles of communism is replacing God with government. That could never be done if the “Church” was healthy and strong. So it starts with us, no matter what happens Tuesday. 1 Peter 4:17 says, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” Either outcome, we will survive, but this election will hit us the hardest. We have to become focused on the Lord, what He wants, and how He wants us to do it. We need to show sensible leadership. It starts with us.


11.4.16
Why Clinton’s carelessness is important to your life

There is much discussion about Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s careless disregard for protecting America’s secrets. But the debate should go much deeper into the hearts and souls of American citizens because these types of secrets are important to life itself. In the Huma Abedin deposition conducted by Judicial Watch, Abedin admitted that the clintonemail.com server was down for a spell and that internal Clinton and State Department personnel believed it to be hacked. No concern expressed, because all Clinton and Abedin wanted was their email service back. This kind of reckless neglect for protecting US data is a pattern with the Clintons and there are deadly results.

Bill and Hillary Clinton have a long-held belief on nuclear weapons, for example, that if everyone had them, nobody would use them and the world would be a safer place. Case in point, on June 11, 1993, the US agreed to not use force or nuclear weapons against North Korea if it remained in the nonproliferation treaty. North Korea continued to develop its nuclear weapons program. On October 18, 1992, President Bill Clinton signed a deal to give North Korea light water reactor nuclear technology if it stopped building nuclear weapons, saying, “Today all Americans should know that as a result of this achievement on Korea, our Nation will be safer and the future of our people more secure.” North Korea went on to develop nuclear weapons and to assist Iran in its nuclear weapons program. The world is not safer as a result.

A similar event has occurred with communist China. Red China revealed its Chengdu J-20 Stealth Fighter jet. The story behind this fighter jet is the Chinese wanted to build a stealth jet from the US plans. They embarked on an espionage scheme to steal the plans beginning in 2008, culminating in success in 2014. Iran says it built a military drone based on plans it obtained from the US. These deadly enemies were able to become more deadly by stealing plans and designs from the US. Given this espionage environment, anyone seeking to be the leader of the United States should take extraordinary care to protect its secrets. It could mean life or death to millions of Americans.

Because there is no eminent threat regarding the shenanigans of the Clinton organized crime scheme, people seem to yawn and go about their work. But this has an impact on you and your family. It is important. The Clintons are not only breaking the law or leveraging it to enrich themselves—and have been doing it for a long time—they are giving up vital information that could lead to your death or destruction. Think terrorist state Saudi Arabia where Hillary received over $20 million through the Clinton Foundation, but gave access and weapons deals worth billions through the State Department. We’ve got to be discerning about this. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”

11.3.16
​US secrets found on Abedin-Weiner server used to solicit underage sex

Judicial Watch (JW) is a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, promoting transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law. JW is the foremost hero in trying to bring the Clinton organized crime cartel to justice. JW’s Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits have exposed the secret dealings of Hillary and Bill Clinton and their minions. On October 31, JW released 323 pages of new State Department documents obtained by court order “in which Clinton and top aide Huma Abedin sent classified information over Clinton’s clintonemail.com unsecure email system…three of the Clinton-Abedin email exchanges contained material “classified to protect national security.””

The new documents also revealed that Clinton and Abedin arranged meetings at the State Department and provided policy favors for those donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. This is in addition to the thousands of emails that showed up at the FBI while it was investigating Abedin’s estranged husband for soliciting a 15 year old girl. The existence of these emails is in direct opposition to testimony by Abedin during a JW deposition of her on June 28, where she said, “I looked at all devices that may have any of my State Department work on it and returned—returned—gave them to my attorneys for them to review for all relevant documents.” She must have overlooked the device her husband was using for sex solicitation.

In that 223 page, five hour 27 minute deposition, Abedin’s lawyers objected about 298 times (every 1.1 minutes) to JW questions and often advised Abedin not to answer. As former Deputy Chief of Staff at the State Department, Huma Abedin appeared to know little about the protection of sensitive information. She said she didn’t remember or didn’t recall some 195 times (every 1.7 minutes) during the deposition. Abedin said that she believed that emails on the State Department server belonged to the government and should not be deleted, but not on clintonemail.com. In other words, clintonemail.com may have been used for personal business that involved the State Department (i.e. setting up self enriching meetings).

These documents are an issue today because thousands of Clinton’s State Department documents were found by the FBI on the same server used by Abedin’s husband Anthony Weiner to solicit sex from a minor. Think about it. Hillary Clinton and Abedin were so careless with America’s secret information that it was found when investigating an under-aged sex crime. Many laws have been broken. The trust of the American people is broken. Clinton is responsible because it was her unsecured server that she insisted on using while she was Secretary of State. Nefarious deals were made using it. As Micah 2:1 says, “Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! When the morning is light they practice it, because it is in the power of their hand.” This is organized crime against America.

11.2.16
It's a nasty right wing conspiracy

Poor Hillary Clinton. The right-wing lunatics who have always stood in the breech against the Clinton Dynasty’s brand of truth, justice and the American way are at it again. Instead of trying to bring down her philandering husband who lied to Congress about having sex with an impressionable intern, this time they are after her. A Democrat-appointed FBI Director, who was repeatedly told by Democrat-appointed Justice Department leaders to stop investigating the Clinton’s Foundation for financial improprieties, influence peddling and representing foreign entities such as Islamic terrorist states, gave in to the conspiracy. The unredeemable deplorables, living in the basements of their parents, are coming full force.

It is the Clintons’ modus operandi to deny, deny, deny and to attack their accusers by questioning their morality, ethics, credibility, or whatever else might work. Trouble is, this time, the accusers are their own people who have been caught in a web of lies, deceit and mobster-like activities. Whether Hillary Clinton and her supporting cast of crooks were just careless or they believed they were above the law remains to be seen. The extent that they were involved in a lewd political power struggle of money, Islam, influence peddling, bribery, death and other high crimes and misdemeanors also remains to be seen. But one thing for sure: The Clintons’ will attack and malign all who speak against them.

Already the narrative is that FBI Director James Comey is breaking the law by announcing that he is reopening the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton because he seeks to influence the election. Comey also is being skewered for sending a letter to only Republican Congressmen about the reopening of the investigation. This is a blatant lie, the letter was sent to Congressional Committee leaders—both Democrat and Republican. Like a ferocious junk yard dog, Hillary is going to go after her opponent, Comey, Republican leaders, and all who may get in her maniacal way because she sees her grip on her organized crime scheme slipping through her fingertips.

Yes, all these people, and you, too, if you oppose her ways, are responsible. All are part of the conspiracy. Never mind that she and her minions are outside the law, and actually have done the unethical, perhaps treasonous deeds, that have been documented against her. It is Poor Hillary Clinton, the victim. And we should all feel sorry for her, this helpless misunderstood person who is just trying to make history. What she has done is deplorable, and yet she believes she should still become president of the United States. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:20, “Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.” Obviously, in Clinton’s mind she should not be held accountable. It’s you and me, the deplorable, unredeemable conspirators. Uh-huh. That’s what she thinks of the average American. 

11.1.16
The tangled web of Clinton’s organized government crime

Before FBI Director James Comey closed his previous investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, a meeting occurred between Comey’s boss Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Hillary’s husband Bill in the back of an airplane in Phoenix. Eight days later, Comey announced, “our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that Justice Department leaders also pressured Comey and the FBI to not continue another investigation into the Clinton Foundation for financial crimes, influence peddling, or failing to register as an agent of a foreign entity. WSJ reports that the order to “stand down” came from DOJ deputy director Andrew McCabe.

WSJ reports McCabe’s wife Jill received $467,500 in campaign funds in late 2015 from the political-action committee of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, “a longtime ally of the Clintons and, until he was elected governor in November 2013, a Clinton Foundation board member…In February of this year, Mr. McCabe ascended from the No. 3 position at the FBI to the deputy director post. When he assumed that role, officials say, he started overseeing the probe into Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server for government work when she was secretary of state.” This confirms that there are multiple ongoing investigations of the Clinton’s, their associates, and their Foundation for what amounts to organized crime.

Enter Huma Abedin, Clinton’s longtime confidant, rumored lesbian lover, and with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Abedin used yahoo email accounts and unsecured servers for government business. She and her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, who is under FBI investigation for solicitation of a 15 year old girl, shared a computer where over 650,000 emails were found, thousands of them involving Clinton, Clinton’s chief of staff at the State Department and Abedin that likely were sent from Clinton’s private email server in her home’s closet. Let us remember that Clinton’s running mate is Tim Kaine, also from Virginia and has Islamic ties, and Lynch pleaded the 5th Amendment on October 24 to avoid incriminating herself in the Congressional investigation over the $1.7 billion paid by the government to Iran, a terrorist sponsor.

All these people have ties to the Clintons, and the ones mentioned in this Daily Jot are just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more shady dealings and unscrupulous people. Americans are getting a small glimpse of what appears to be a tangled web of organized crime led by the Clintons. Moreover, these dealings are the works of those who are the enemies of God. Millions of dollars received from sponsors of Islamic terrorism for access to the US government; government secrets illegally transferred on unsecured networks; people whose influence was bought by campaign funds and job promotions—All done in secret to the enrichment of Clinton and to the advancing of some nefarious agenda.

Proverbs 6:12-19 says, “A naughty person, a wicked man, walks with a perverse mouth. He winks with his eyes, he speaks with his feet, he teaches with his fingers; Perversity is in his heart, he devises mischief continually; he sows discord. Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.” Brothers and Sisters, we are better than this. ​

10.31.16
Clinton, the governmental organized crime boss

Americans must suspend their disbelief as the FBI has reopened its criminal investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a most bizarre turn of events just days before the presidential election. Her pay for play influence bribery scheme, acceptance of millions of dollars from terrorist sponsoring Islamic states such as Saudi Arabia, and a host of other self-enriching scandals appear to expose Hillary Clinton as a governmental organized crime boss. Clinton’s careless and seemingly criminal administration of America’s most sensitive secrets, however, may be the final link that would make even the staunchest of Democrats finally believe that where there is smoke, there is hellfire.

The daisy chain of events emanate from Clinton’s longstanding aide, Huma Abedin, whose ties to the Muslim Brotherhood Islamic terrorist organization and Clinton’s rumored lesbian lover, failed to negatively impact the presidential campaign. Until now. Abedin’s estranged husband Anthony Weiner is under FBI investigation for alleged sex texting a 15 year old girl where more Clinton emails were recovered. There allegedly were emails from unsecured servers from Clinton, Clinton’s Chief of Staff at the State Department and Abedin that are suspected of containing classified information, a criminal offense. FBI Director James Comey wrote Congress Friday to “supplement” his previous testimony about Clinton’s case.

Comey wrote, “In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am writing to inform you that the investigative team briefed me on this yesterday, and I agreed that the FBI should take appropriate investigative steps designed to allow investigators to review these emails to determine whether they contain classified information, as well as to assess their importance to our investigation. Although the FBI cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant, and I cannot predict how long it will take us to complete this additional work, I believe it is important to update your Committees about our efforts in light of my previous testimony.”

Clinton has been blaming Russia for hacking emails to influence the election. But no state enemy would have to work very hard to hack emails from the way Clinton protects national secrets on private email servers and using unsecure email accounts. To date, Clinton’s criminal actions have been protected by the political machine that is using every legal and political measure to remain in power. This is governmental organized crime, and Clinton is the boss. Clinton will never give up this con. She will deny, deny, deny and shift blame to the FBI, the Republicans and anyone else she can. The news media will help her. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Suspend your disbelief. This is Clinton’s America and we’ll have a lot more governmental organized crime if she is elected. 

10.28.16
The right to be told what to do

This election is redefining rights in a way that has never been done before. The establishment elect and the mainstream media, the traditional watchdog of the people, are brainwashing Americans to believe they have no right to vote. Yes, you are being told you have no right to vote. The media and the Democratic Party is prosecuting a war against well-intended, hard-working Americans, and the battleground is the mind. You are being told repeatedly that you have no right to vote. Only those who believe the wicked lies of the left have a right to vote. The rest of you are “deplorables beyond redemption,” basement dwellers, un-convicted felons of bigotry, racism, xenophobia. Felons lose their right to vote.

The establishment and the mainstream media have decided for whom you are going to vote. They tell you in polls whose participants are skewed in the left’s favor. They shame you at every instance into believing that if you support a certain candidate you are among the worst human beings on earth. They make you think that Planned Parenthood, global warming, same sex marriage, Islamic immigration, illegal aliens, and global borders are stewards of the people, and therefore, are Constitutional wards of the nation. They have utilized a communistic brainwashing technique of ideological subversion to alter perceptions of reality so that many people could not even make a decision to defend themselves.

I see this in the Christian community—those who are repeatedly warned in the Holy Scriptures to not be deceived in the latter days. They say they cannot vote for an unrighteous man, saying that Donald Trump is unrighteous. They want to ignore that Hillary Clinton is also unrighteous. In fact, none of the candidates that are running are righteous. What does Romans 3:10 say?, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” If you are seeking a righteous man to vote for in this election, you will not find one--to many, that means not voting or voting for a candidate who has no chance of winning. Leadership is important. We have been blessed with the right to vote, many countries have no such right. We should value this right and do the best we can with it.

Instead, we get into these stupid arguments over righteous candidates, saying we can’t vote for one, but ignore the deeds of the other, which is even worse. Meantime, those in control just entrench even more at stealing your wealth, your freedom, your lives. WikiLeaks email revelations indicate collusion between the Clinton campaign and well-know “news” organizations such as The New York Times, Politico, The Washington Post. We know by just watching that CNN, MSNBC, ABC and CBS are also in the Clinton circle. These elites have decided they know better than you who should be president and by brainwashing you day in and day out, they are taking away your right to vote. I don't like it and neither should you.

10.27.16
Debate Takeaway 5—Children

Throughout the last presidential debate, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton invoked her 30 year body of work on behalf of children around the world. Whenever Republican candidate Donald Trump pressed Clinton on her leadership, she invoked working on behalf of children. When questions came up about her wanting to undermine the Second Amendment, Clinton said, “…unfortunately, dozens of toddlers injure themselves, even kill people with guns, because, unfortunately, not everyone who has loaded guns in their homes takes appropriate precautions.” She talked against deporting illegal immigrants because it would harm their children. She deflected attacks on her experience saying she worked for kids.

Clinton said, “You know, back in the 1970s, I worked for the Children’s Defense Fund. And I was taking on discrimination against African-American kids in schools…In the 1980s, I was working to reform schools in Arkansas…In the 1990s, I went to Beijing and I said women’s rights are human rights…So I’m happy to compare my 30 years of experience, what I’ve done for this county, trying to help in every way I could, especially kids and families get ahead and stay ahead…and I’ll let the American people make that decision.” Trouble is, at the same time over that 30 year-plus period, Clinton was working to encourage aborting babies and supporting abortion provider Planned Parenthood.

Debate moderator Chris Wallace said, “I want to explore how far you believe the right to abortion goes. You have been quoted as saying that the fetus has no constitutional rights. You also voted against a ban on late-term, partial birth abortions. Why?” Clinton responded that the life and health of the mother is paramount, that a late term abortion is up to the mother, “And I will stand up for that right.” The Centers for Disease Control states that 1.3% of abortions are late-term, translating to some 15,000 babies executed just prior to leaving the birth canal. The Guttmacher Institute, which studied who gets late term abortions, reports, “most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.”

Republican candidate Donald Trump pointed out that Clinton’s immigration policy brings with it drugs and crime that even people in New Hampshire say is destroying their youth. He said there were mothers in the audience whose children were killed by illegal immigrants. In addition, Clinton supports the outright murder of some 15,000 children being killed in the birth canal as they are being born. She also took over $20 million from Saudi Arabia, which boasts of discrimination, violence and slavery against women and children. How can she say she works on behalf of children around the world and, at the same time, advocate policies that result in child brutality? Jesus said in Luke 17:2, “It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.”

10.26.16
Debate Takeaway 4—the Economy

Presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace asked the two candidates to explain their plans to create more jobs and growth for the country. Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said, “I want to have the biggest jobs program since World War II, jobs in infrastructure and advanced manufacturing. I think we can compete with high-wage countries, and I believe we should. New jobs and clean energy, not only to fight climate change, which is a serious problem, but to create new opportunities and new businesses.” She said she wants to help small businesses by raising the minimum wage and make sure that women are paid equally, and to “have an education system that starts with preschool and goes through college.”

Clinton promised “I also will not add a penny to the debt.” Clinton says that she will raise taxes on people making over $250,000, yet her plan as presented on her website would cost taxpayers one TRILLION dollars. Can you imagine paying taxes to stop changes in weather trends and paying for everyone’s education from preschool through college? How much will raising the national minimum wage cost in consumer price increases? And Clinton doesn’t practice what she preaches when it comes to pay equity. The UK Daily Caller reports that the Clinton Foundation pays women 38% less than their male counterparts; in August 2015, the Washington Free Beacon reported she paid women in her campaign 23% less than men; and as a Senator, she paid women 28% less than their male counterparts for similar work.

Republican candidate Donald Trump said that he would renegotiate trade deals, like the North American Free Trade Agreement, that sent American jobs to other countries, and bring jobs back to the United States. Trump said, “Look, our country is stagnant. We’ve lost our jobs. We’ve lost our businesses. We’re not making things anymore, relatively speaking. Our product is pouring in from China, pouring in from Vietnam, pouring in from all over the world.” Trump said, “We’re going to cut business taxes massively. They’re going to start hiring. We’re going to bring the $2.5 trillion that’s offshore back into the country. We are going to start the engine rolling again, because right now, our country is dying at 1 percent GDP.”

The candidates are in stark contrast to one another. Clinton wants to create jobs at taxpayer expense—infrastructure, works programs like after WWII, jobs that fight “climate change.” In October 2014, Hillary Clinton said that government creates jobs, “Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.” This will cost taxpayers trillions and further turn America socialist. Trump is advocating the only plan that has worked—cutting taxes—the one that socialists and communists ridicule as “trickle down economics”; the plan that allowed President Bill Clinton to balance the budget from the longer term dividends of the Reagan economic program. Exodus 18:21 says to choose leaders “such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.” Tax raisers are covetousness. They covet your money to their ends.


10.25.16
Debate Takeaway 3—Border Security

Presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace said he wanted to clear up Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s position on border security and immigration reform. He said, “..,in a speech you gave to a Brazilian bank, for which you were paid $225,000, we’ve learned from the WikiLeaks, that you said this, and I want to quote, “My dream is a hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders.” So that’s the question…Is that your dream, open borders? Clinton tried to discredit WikiLeaks by saying that it was a Russian conspiracy to influence the US elections, but she did say that “I do want us to have an electric grid, an energy system that crosses borders.” This ignores her stance on brining in thousands of un-vetted immigrants from Islamic nations that support terrorism and from across the Southern border of the US.

Trump answered for Clinton, “She wants open borders. People are going to pour into our country. People are going to come in from Syria. She wants 550% more people than [sic the current “president”], and he has thousands and thousands of people.” Then Clinton deterred the talk from immigration to Russian conspiracy, but the fact remains that her immigration policy is a continuation of the current “president’s”, but more as documented on her website. As Homeland Security head John Roth told the Senate in March, “we may be admitting individuals who wish to do us harm.” This policy will continue under a Clinton Administration.

Moreover, the Center for Immigration Studies has analyzed the “president’s” immigration policy from data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The analysis concludes that since 2010, ICE has released 124 aliens who have been charged with 135 new homicides--some have been released multiple times. In 2014, ICE released a total of 30,558 criminal aliens. These aliens had already been convicted of 92,347 crimes before they were released by ICE. As of July 25, 2015, a total of 1,607 aliens had been convicted of a crime after being freed by ICE. The total number of new crimes for which these aliens were convicted after ICE released them was 2,560, including: 298 dangerous drug offenses, 185 assaults, 40 weapons offenses, 28 sex offenses, 10 sex assaults, four kidnappings, two arsons, and one homicide.

It is obvious that these people do not wish to follow the law, nor do they want to assimilate as Americans. The political goal by Clinton is to promote anarchy to trigger socialist change. The Bible is very clear about how to handle immigrants. Exodus 22:21 says, “You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him.” This is repeated in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. In context, Exodus 12:49 says, “One law shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the foreigner who sojourns among you.” This is also repeated in Numbers and Leviticus. One law for all. In this context it is God’s law, but these people neither want to submit to the laws of the nation or to God’s laws. If they are here illegally, they have broken the law as their first act. Hard as it is, policymakers must address this, otherwise our country is in danger.

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​Debate Takeaway 2—Abortion

The last debate between presidential candidates Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew a clear line in the sand regarding abortion. This is an issue that Christians have long held as the single issue qualifier for a candidate to receive their vote. To put it simply, Trump said he is pro-life. Clinton said she is pro-abortion. But it is the extent to which they hold their positions that voters of good conscious should study. This extends to the delicate balance of the Supreme Court to government (taxpayer) funding of Planned Parenthood to allowing late term abortions of babies who are able to survive outside the womb.  

Asked by moderator Chris Wallace if Roe v Wade should be overturned, Trump responded affirmatively, saying, “Well, if that would happen, because I am pro-life, and I will be appointing pro-life judges, I would think that that will go back to the individual states…if they overturned it, it will go back to the states…that will happen automatically, in my opinion because I am putting pro-life justices on the court.” Clinton answered, “I strongly support Roe v Wade, and in this case, it’s not only about Roe v Wade…So many states are putting very stringent regulations on women that block them from exercising that choice to the extent that they are defunding Planned Parenthood, which, of course provides all kinds of cancer screenings and other benefits for women in our country.” Fact: Planned Parenthood does not provide cancer screenings at all.

Wallace asked Clinton about her vote against banning late-term, partial birth abortions. She responded, “I do not think the United States government should be stepping in and making those most personal of decisions.”  Trump said, “I think it’s terrible. If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby…And that is not acceptable.” Fact: The Centers for Disease Control states that 1.3% of abortions are late-term, translating to some 15,000 babies executed just prior to leaving the birth canal. The Guttmacher Institute, which studied who gets late term abortions, reports, “most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.”

When pressed further, Clinton said that the government had no business interfering with the decision to have a partial birth abortion, “And I will stand up for that right.” Trump said, “And, honestly, nobody has business doing what I just said, doing that, as late as one or two or three or four days prior to birth.” This is egregious that a person running for President of the United States would advocate the grotesque killing of babies in the birth canal. How could any Christian support a leader who wants to do this? The Lord said in Jeremiah 2:34, “Also on your skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but plainly upon all these things.” As Christians, we should never support such abomination.


10.21.16
Debate Takeaway 1-Supreme Court and Life

Fox News’ Chris Wallace opened the last presidential debate by asking the candidates where they would like the Supreme Court to take the country and what the candidates view was on interpreting the Constitution—based on the Founders’ words or as a living document to “be applied flexibly according to changing circumstances?” This could be the most pivotal issue of the campaign because the 1-3 possible Supreme Court appointments by the next president will establish the direction of the country for the next generation—people, understand—THE NEXT GENERATION. The answers these candidates gave to this question is a true barometer of how Christians should determine their vote.

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said, “I feel that at this point in our country’s history, it is important that we not reverse marriage equality, that we not reverse Roe v Wade, that we stand up against Citizens United, we stand up for the rights of people in the workplace, that we stand up and basically say: The Supreme Court should represent all of us.” In other words, while she didn’t say it, she believes the Supreme Court should represent people not the Constitution. Her position is to undermine traditional marriage and continue infanticide. The Clinton view of the Supreme Court is of legislating a progressive (translate: communistic) agenda from the bench, upholding invented rights by twisting the Constitution’s words.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answered directly: “The justices that I’m going to appoint will be pro-life. They will have a conservative bent. They will be protecting the Second Amendment. They are great scholars in all cases, and they’re people of tremendous respect. They will interpret the Constitution the way the founders wanted it interpreted.” There is no doubt where Trump stands on abortion when it comes to the Supreme Court. This issue has been the traditional Christian litmus test of candidates since Roe vs Wade was decided in 1973. The right to life is a basic tenet of our free society and due to the Supreme Court legislating from the bench, America has killed over 50 million babies in the womb.

 Herein is a stark contrast of the candidates. Clinton favors abortion on demand, the destruction of traditional marriage, and a Supreme Court that interprets the Constitution based on representation of the people, or what is deemed today as “political correctness.” Trump supports the rights of the unborn, which is consistent with the Declaration of Independence underscoring the basic God-given right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. This is also consistent with his position on the Second Amendment to be able to defend life.  On this issue alone, no one calling themselves a Christian should be unclear. Deuteronomy 30:19 says, “I call heaven and earth as witness this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” ​

10.20.16
Final debate exposes much

The final presidential debate of this election cycle is logged and in the books. Fox News moderator Chris Wallace did a great job pushing the candidates on the issues and keeping the debate focused. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton appeared to be on the defensive most of the night as Republican candidate Donald Trump answered his questions directly then exposed Clinton for her graft and corruption, her bad foreign policy decisions, and 30-plus years of being on the public dole without getting anything done. Trump’s moment, however, was when he said he would “keep you in suspense” whether he would accept the results of the election if he thought it was rigged. This has leftists screaming.

It started with leftist in chief Clinton saying “that’s horrifying.” The media analysts at the end of the debate were beside themselves that a presidential candidate may not accept the results of the election and in doing so unify the country. Let’s get real. The most logical reason they are collectively horrified is that contesting the election if it appears to be rigged will expose the Democratic Party’s system of rigging elections. Precincts voting over 100% for a candidate, dead people, illegal aliens, felons are voting. They vote Democratic. They sway elections. Not to mention the voting machines owned by a George Soros affiliated company. Every American should be questioning the veracity and results of the election.

Let us recall the last presidential election where a candidate wouldn’t accept the results. That would be Al Gore, a Democrat, who conceded then called to retract his concession. He contested the election all the way to the Supreme Court, which declared George W Bush the winner some 34 days after the election. Here we have a perfect case of how communists work—they accuse others of doing the deed they did then propagandize it as if it was the worst act of mankind. When Al Gore would not accept the results of the election, it was the leftists, including the news media, who thought the Gore challenge was the right thing to do. Imagine black robed oligarchs choosing our president. It happened.

But to another point that is lost in this frenzy—Trump said of Clinton and the election, “She’s guilty of a very serious crime. She should not be allowed to run. And just in that respect, I say it is rigged.” Clinton handled our nation’s secrets carelessly—a crime for which many have gone to jail. The law also states that if one is found to have done this, they cannot hold a public office. After her husband Bill Clinton met with Democratic Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the back of her jet for a half an hour, the FBI, which is under Lynch’s authority, said no reasonable prosecutor would prosecute Clinton. This is a travesty. The final debate exposed much. Proverbs 12:26 says, “The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray.” The same should apply to leaders.

10.19.16
The blistering pace and need
 
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10.18.16
​The truth behind positive media for Clinton

The Center for Public Integrity’s mission is “To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.” It prides itself as being one of the nations oldest and largest nonpartisan, non-profit Pulitzer Prize winning investigative news organizations. So when it reveals that the vast majority of journalists contributing to the presidential election are supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton, one has to look at the gravity of what is being reported. The Center reports some 430 people who work in journalism have donated about $382,000 to Clinton—that’s 96% of all the money donated to both candidates from journalists.

The results are as would be expected. One example, reported by the Center says, “New Yorker television critic Emily Nussbaum, a newly minted Pulitzer Prize winner, spent the Republican National Convention pen-pricking presidential nominee Donald Trump as a misogynist shyster running an “ugly and xenophobic campaign.” What Nussbaum didn’t disclose in her dispatches: she contributed $250 to Democrat Hillary Clinton in April.” While $250 doesn't sound like much, it is a statement of tremendous import. In my days of reporting, my personal policy was that I would never show any kind of bias toward a candidate by contributing to the campaign or becoming too cozy with members of a campaign staff.

We can see that isn’t the case in this election. Even Trump mentioned in the last debate that it was three to one against him, a reference to how the so-called “impartial moderators” were favoring Clinton. This comes as no surprise, however, as even a May 2015 poll by Rasmussen suggested that the majority of Americans expect biased coverage. Rasmussen reported, “When it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, only 23% believe most reporters will try to offer unbiased coverage. Fifty-nine percent (59%) think that coverage will be slanted instead, with 36% who say most reporters will try to help Hillary Clinton during the campaign and 23% who say they will try to hurt her bid for the White House instead.”

There is an old adage that covers just about anything: Follow the money. The money says that journalists favor Clinton by some 96% of the donations they give. And these are just the ones who do not see it as a conflict of interest to give to a political candidate. Those polled thought the media would be slanted, and the contributions by journalists prove it. They wouldn't be giving to Clinton if they didn't support her. That automatically biases anything they would report. As Isaiah 59:14 says, “And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” Truth, indeed, has fallen in the street, and these so-called “journalists” don't even try to hide their iniquity. 

10.17.16

You have the power
According to the Washington Post, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is already the winner in the November presidential elections. The Post says that “Clinton is ahead in nearly all of the key battleground states where her campaign has directed the most resources, according to many recent polls…Clinton aids said they see advantages to running up the score in the electoral college, where 270 votes wins the White House. Victories in unexpected places could boost that total, hand her more of a mandate come January and decreasing the potency of Trump’s complaints of a “rigged” election.” So how do you like a newspaper quoting some political hacks declaring a victor without a vote?

Better get used to it if you don't want to exercise your power to change the election and the nation. You will be told by the media lapdogs that you are not allowed to think on your own because that’s hate speech. You will be going underground with any form of Christian evangelism because it is offensive to Islam. You will be told that you are mentally ill because you might want to own a gun for self-defense. You will be told that your children can get abortions and smoke marijuana without your consent. And you will pay the government your hard earned money for the privilege. Is this the type of America you want because you may be too pious to pull the lever for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump?

Some people are resigned to say that we are going to get the president we deserve. This may be true. When you consider that Christians are a vast and overwhelming majority in this nation at about 80% or more, and we sit on our hands decrying that we can’t vote for an ungodly candidate. Think of the logic here: As a Christian, we can’t vote for Trump, so by throwing a vote away either by not voting or voting for someone who can’t win, we are voting for a transforming knight of the dark side, where all the things we say we stand for from a Biblical perspective will be held in great contempt by the victor. This kind of logic is no logic at all. It’s like giving up and taking a knee when all you have to do is cross the goal line.

Think of the greater good. For those of you who do, and I know there are many out there, be strong. Speak boldly as you ought to speak. Educate others on the stakes of this election. If you are rejected, just keep trying. Don’t lose heart. You have the power to speak truth. Romans 13:11-12 says, “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” We need to quit listening to the noise, and focus on the source. If 80% of the population, the Christians, were unified and voted together, there would be no question the victor.

10.14.16 Separating the noise and finding clarity

As predicted, this election has fast gone to the gutter. There is so much attention on the bad behavior of these candidates that the real issues of the campaign and what faces us as a nation are being drowned out by character issues. Listen, with these two candidates there are going to be character issues. In my opinion, there is one who has far less character than any average American. One candidate is expert at projecting her deficiencies onto the other and fixing blame for the very things she does. The other candidate has said and done things that should have never been said or done, but he does not have a near criminal record following him. But more important are the issues and how these candidates will govern.

We do not know how Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will govern. We do know that he has promised to appoint pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-Constitutional judges to the Supreme Court. We know that he has repeatedly said he would promote freedom of speech and religious freedom. He has promised to improve the tax code by lowering taxes. He has promised to cut red-tape and unnecessary regulation on businesses. He said he would reset and improve relations with Israel. He said he would not continue the weak foreign policy of the current Administration against Islamic terrorism. He said he would secure the nation’s borders, and try to stop terrorist infiltration through immigration.

We know how Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will govern. We have seen her since the 1970s beginning with her Watergate prosecution scandal. There has been scandal after scandal with Clinton—big stuff, the kind most of us would go to jail for if we did it. She says she would appoint progressive, pro-choice judges to the Supreme Court. She wants to crack down on religious free speech, especially criticism of Islam. She will raise taxes by $2 trillion. She wants to effectively eliminate the Second Amendment. She will continue the current foreign policy, never effectively ending terror threats or Islamic persecution of Christians. She wants open borders and increased Islamic immigration. Her tough talk against Russia may lead to war. Her plans would increase government spending and the national debt.

This election will decide the direction of America for decades to come in Supreme Court picks alone. Your vote may be the deciding one. Not voting, voting for a third-party candidate that cannot win, or voting based on the noise rather than the issues could have disastrous impact on you, your children, your grandchildren, your great grandchildren. Generations depend on your vote. It is your duty and responsibility. While the news media promotes smut and tries to take attention off of the real issues, it is clear how a godly person should vote based on the issues. We are not electing a pastor, we are trying to turn our country from destruction. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Make a decision to vote from the spirit of a sound mind.

10.13.16
​Clinton email scandal indicative of presidency


The more Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tries to deflect the email scandal that has besieged her campaign, the more it exposes her deceitful body of work and ineptitude as a leader. She is scurrying about trying to discredit the Wikileaks hacking of her emails as illegal, but the content of the emails is undeniably pulling back the veil to her duplicitous deeds. First and foremost, this raises the question of whether she can be trusted with the nation’s top secrets because she is so careless with emails she intended to keep secret. She cannot even keep secret her secrets, how much less can she keep our nation’s secrets? But even more revealing are several devastating issues about her.

She smirked the entire time during the last debate when her opponent Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump recounted how she ridiculed an under-aged rape victim while representing her rapist. She attacked Trump for making admittedly inappropriate remarks about women (of which he apologized). Yet, the recent emails reveal that she knew full well that the Islamic State was being funded and materially assisted by the Saudi Arabia—the very government that has given her foundation over $25 million; the government on whose behalf she lobbied hard to give over $60 billion of US military funding. The Islamic State is the most brutal violator of women’s and children’s rights in modern history.

The Wikileaks-released emails show how Clinton’s staff colluded with the White House on the private email server in her closet cover up and investigation. These emails also indicate that Clinton and her staff were considering joking about her testimony on her refusal to send assistance to the US Ambassador during the Benghazi terror attacks, and lying that Ambassador Chris Stevens believed that retreat was not an option. The emails also revealed that the news media is implicitly assisting Clinton’s campaign. CNN, through Clinton ally and CNN commentator Donna Brazile, gave Clinton questions in advance. The New York Times gave Clinton veto power over quotes in return for an interview.

Also released in the Wikileaks emails, the UK Daily Caller reports that In March 2015 Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Juliet Eilperin reassured Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta that she was withholding information about his ethically compromising links to a Democratic mega-donor. These are just a few of the most recent horror stories related to Clinton. She is the type of person who is ruled by corruption, dishonesty and carelessness which also would be strongholds of any Clinton presidency. These are harbingers of her soul. Do not trust anything she says. Do not trust what the media says. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” We live in perilous times.

10.12.16

The more Clinton emails, the more abominations


The more Hillary Clinton emails are released, the more Americans can see the web of deceit, dishonesty, and self-enrichment as a way of life for the Democratic presidential candidate. This time, Wikileaks has released emails obtained from the account of Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. Podesta’s company, The Podesta Group, receives over $200,000 a month from Saudi Arabia for “public relations services.” On August 17, 2014, Clinton sent an email to Podesta, who was also advising the current “president,” saying that Saudi Arabia and Qatar were giving funding and logistical support to the Islamic State and other extremist Sunni groups—both governments have paid Clinton millions.

In September, Breitbart reported that records verify Hillary Clinton’s foundation has taken between $74.5-87.8 million from Algeria, Brunei, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates. The UK Daily Caller reports that “Qatar has given between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and Saudi Arabia has donated upwards of $25 million dollars to the Foundation.” Clinton’s previous emails indicated that money given to the Clinton Foundation was often paid in relationship to Clinton setting up meetings with high-ranking government officials, including herself. Here Clinton is taking money to enrich herself from financiers of some of the world’s worst violators of human rights.

In June, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ridiculed Clinton for not mentioning the words radical Islam when describing terrorists such as the Islamic State. Clinton responded, “It is long past time for the Saudis, the Qataris and the Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations. And they should stop supporting radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism.” The released emails from Clinton’s campaign chairman indicate that it’s not Saudi citizens that are funding the Islamic State terrorists, it’s the Saudi government who also funds the Clinton Foundation and pays her for her influence. The Daily Caller reports that in return, Clinton lobbied for Saudi Arabia, for example, to receive $60 billion in weapons transfers from the US.

These are not made up stories of international intrigue. Hillary Clinton is taking money from sponsors of the most brutal torturers, rapists, and killers of men, women and children in the world. How can she point the finger at Trump for coarse talk about women when she and her campaign chairman are enriching themselves and working on behalf of those who are funding rapists and slave masters of women and children? How? This is outrageous! This is similar to the Lord leading Ezekiel to his sanctuary in Ezekiel 8:8-9, “Then said he unto me, Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had dug into the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do here.” The more that is revealed about Clinton and her minions, the more we behold unspeakable abominations against us and our nation.


10.11.16
​So many divisions, so little time

The Pharisees tried to claim that Jesus was casting out devils by the power of the prince of devils. Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them in Matthew 12:25-26, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?” It is in this example the very point that division results in destruction. And it is at this point where America stands today. It is divided. The enemies of America are succeeding in dividing our nation into little segments that cause confusion, anger, bitterness and more. We must attain clarity or we will face destruction.

There are those who have worked for centuries in causing this division. They are those who pit people against one another. They are those who instigate race issues, social issues, financial issues, religious issues and so on. They are those who point the finger at everyone else and accuse them of doing the very thing that they themselves are doing. The American ideal throughout history has been one of freedom of speech, religious expression, self-preservation and the pursuit of life. These are freedoms inspired by the Lord, for He is freedom. Yet the very ones who claim others are trying to take their “rights” away, are the ones who wish to place those very rights, those freedoms of others, in chains.

We tend to watch politics. We look at how Democrats and Republicans fight it out and unscrupulously exist to undermine one another with the very citizens they represent caught in the middle as pawns on a giant national chessboard. We look at the extraordinary confusion created by this infighting among citizen representatives. There is massive confusion emanating from the pulpit of so-called “men of God” about whether to participate in the governance of our country, to spend our time on self improvement because that’s what God wants, to join church country clubs that line pockets with money, but do only enough to help the needy that it makes those giving feel good about themselves. We have issues.

People, we need to repent of these issues and divisions. Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” The divisions we face as a nation right now can destroy us. There are those who foment such division that their result is theft, death, and destruction. 1 Corinthians 14:33 says, “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” Golly folks—the confusion around the elections, around doctrine, around right and wrong is not of the Lord. It is of Satan. The divisions we see are not of the Lord. They are of Satan. We must see things more clearly, test our hearts, understand the scripture, discern the spirits, otherwise destruction awaits. Shut out the noise of the world. Pray for clarity. Act on the Lord’s word. Be guided by the Holy Spirit. ​

10.11.16
Sex and the election

Let’s have a frank discussion about sex…and the election. In 1992, Jennifer Flowers saying she had a 12-year affair with Bill Clinton rocked the election. Clinton denied her claims, was later found to be lying about it and had to admit under oath that the two had sex. We all know that Clinton had a sex problem because that’s his legacy. Interesting, that his wife, now Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, stood by her man and was relatively quiet about all the accusations of abuse, rape, and affairs that followed her husband throughout his career. Even more interesting is her reaction to an 11 year old tape of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump talking graphically about his “sexcapades.”

Clinton tweeted: “This is horrific. We cannot allow this man to become president.” Meantime, Trump issued an apology, saying, “I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong, and I apologize… I’ve said some foolish things, but there’s a big difference between the words and actions of other people. Bill Clinton has actually abused women, and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims.” Trump’s got a point. Hillary is more outraged at Trump’s words than her husband’s actions. A double standard—one of great entitlement.

From my days in politics, I could tell you numerous stories about both Hillary and Bill and their sex romps. Bill Clinton is a whoremonger. Hillary Clinton is a lesbian or at least bi-sexual. This dates back to the late 1970s when I first started covering politics and really before the Clintons were a household name. The things I could recount are not fit to be published in The Daily Jot. In an exclusive interview with the UK Daily Mail published October 8, Jennifer Flowers said she wasn’t surprised to hear the rumors that Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin were lovers. Flowers said that Bill Clinton had admitted to her that Hillary had performed a certain sex act on more women than he had. Flowers said that Hillary Clinton was bi-sexual.

The Clinton’s lifetime body of work has been spent denying scandals, murders, selling influence, and a host of other things exposed from the dark secrecy of the Clinton dynasty. These actions are denied without apology. Those exposing them are ridiculed, harassed or worse. And the Clintons behave like victims. Trump also has had a number of scandals, but he owns up to them, says he’s not perfect, he was wrong, and apologizes. One of these people is going to be president. One blames others for their own scurrilous actions. One takes responsibility for his actions. Something to think about: Proverbs 28:13 says, “He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.”

10.7.16
Of choices, votes, good, evil

I have been receiving hundreds of emails about various opinions on voting in this election. Many believe there is no choice in this presidential election. Some believe that it is predetermined who will win. I know that when I was working in politics, Christians were involved at the local level in choosing candidates. We had committee members and chairmen, organizations of conservatives and Christians working together to choose candidates. That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore, so the moderates and moderately Christian or non-Christians are choosing the nominees. We have/had a choice, our choice was not to be involved as much as we could have been. Now we choose from another’s choice.

I do not believe that the president is already chosen. I do believe that the king-makers have hedged their bets and are doing whatever they can to place their most favored person--communists and capitalists alike (although all these moneyed people are capitalists, despite their hypocritical political leanings). We must also be vigilant against voter fraud--it is a huge problem. Your choice on election day is a choice. You will vote. You may not vote. You may vote for one of the two-party candidates, or you may write in. But you will make a choice. And any choice short of voting for Donald Trump is in actuality a vote for Hillary Clinton. How you justify that choice is what will make you angry at my last statement.

Our nation is at a crossroads for all the reasons you already know. Things are going to get better or get worse by our nation's decision. I think so often Christians tend to over-analyze and use scripture to justify the way they feel or their actions. Its called isogesis. Our free will is a gift from God and He sees how we use it. Our actions determine our situation, even after much prayer and supplication. God not only gave us free will, He allows us to live out the consequences of our decisions. Maybe we blame God for too many things for which we ourselves are responsible. All choices, whether they be action or inaction, have consequences!  

For me, I am not voting for the lesser of two evils. I am choosing/voting to get rid of an evil with hopes that we as a people can begin to change the godless direction of this nation. We are at a pivotal and dangerous point where if we do not stop this, we are going to suffer even greater consequences. Some will blame it on God's judgment (and to a large extent, be correct). But also, how much of these horrors we will experience are the result of our own inactions of not overcoming evil with good? As Romans 12:21 says, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” As I see it, my vote--and I will vote-- will be a vote of good intent and faith that the Lord may use it for His good purpose. Be blessed and follow your heart as weighed in the balance of our Lord! Do what you will. I will. Hopefully, we are in the Lord’s will.

10.6.16 
Ignoring the obvious

The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 6:11-13: “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” The order of wickedness emanates from the devil. His minions are established in spiritual principalities, extending to those who are placed in the hierarchy here on earth—those of this world. We need to recognize this and understand it, especially as it relates to our leadership.

On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy faced such an example with the Cuban missile crisis. Kennedy addressed the nation, saying “This Government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the Soviet military buildup on the island of Cuba. Within the past week, unmistakable evidence has established the fact that a series of offensive missile sites is now in preparation on that imprisoned island. The purpose of these bases can be none other than to provide a nuclear strike capability against the Western Hemisphere. The Soviet leadership lied about the missiles up to the very day of Kennedy’s address. It was obvious, even though many did not want to suspend their disbelief to see the imminent threat of death or surrender that was facing our beloved country.

This is no different than the current Administration. It has been revealed that the White House and its minions deliberately lied to the American people and the news media, misled them intentionally, about dealing with the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism—Iran. According to a Washington Free Beacon investigative report, the Administration lied to the media, lawmakers and the citizenry for over nine months as it reached agreement to release $1.7 billion to the very Iranian bank that funds the country’s ballistic missile system. Instead of curtailing Iran’s nuclear program, the White House has accelerated it. For over seven years, the White House has appeared to work against the best interest of Americans.

We, as a law abiding people, chose to right these types of wrongs peacefully rather than with bloodshed. We do it through elections. We cannot ignore the obvious. Continuing the takeover of our nation by those who wish to destroy it in the name of change is ignoring the obvious. Continuing this is detrimental to ourselves and our offspring. The scriptures say that the devil wishes to steal, kill and destroy. That is what is facing us with this election. We can either chose peacefully to begin to change it with this election, or ignore the obvious and reap the consequences as children of disobedience. It will lead to more theft, death, and destruction. As for me and my house, we chose to take a course where us and our seed may live. We have to draw the line in the sand somewhere. We must repent, pray, and most certainly, ACT.

10.05.16

Stealing elections
The whole idea behind voter identification at the polls is so that one person, one vote can be administrated. Without an identification—proof of who you are and where you live—elections can be stolen. There are reports in Virginia (Democratic VP Tim Kaine’s home state) of over 1,000 illegal registrations and similar reports in Philadelphia and Ohio. According to Election Data Services, there are approximately 186,000 precincts in the US. In a close election, depending on the state’s electoral college, a swing of 10 votes a precinct could dictate the outcome of a presidential election. But swaying an election illegally is based on tried and true practices more than relying on illegal immigrant registration.

In most states, all you have to do to vote is come in and say your name and verify your address. The clerk checks off your name on the voter registration rolls for that precinct. Once the name is checked off, no one can vote using your name and address. This is easily overcome. Both parties have poll watchers at the polls. Both parties continuously check on who has voted, especially those who are registered for their respective party. Near the end of the day, they have lists of who hasn’t voted and an organized precinct chairman will make sure a call goes out to those on the list and remind them that they haven’t voted and that their vote is needed. Sometimes rides are coordinated to deliver these folks to the polls.

There have been local, state, and even national legislative initiatives to clean up the voter rolls—that is, remove those who have died from the voter registration rolls. The Democrats have long opposed these efforts using the argument that it disenfranchises voters who may not be dead or people of color that elections boards may remove on purpose. As the polls are about to close, party precinct chairmen who know who has died, but remains on the voter registration rolls, round up people to stand in and vote for the dead people. This is why voter identification is so important. This practice is infamous in Chicago where the Democrats steal elections year after year. It occurs in other places, too.

Add into the mix the illegals who are registered to vote when obtaining a drivers license. These people can be bussed to the polls and paid to pull the lever for the right person. Because they can’t read, they are allowed someone to assist them (who usually can verify that they voted for the right person). Also be mindful of electronic voting as these machines can be programed to sway an election. When they are caught, the error is blamed on the need for “recalibration.” I’ll say. This is why it is so important for Christians to register and vote. That is how we overcome what is stacked against us because as 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”​

10.4.16
Mark them who cause divisions

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump has been caught several times saying insulting remarks toward certain individuals. The Miss Universe winner, for example, who was under contract to not gain any weight during her reign, was insulted by Trump. This has made huge headlines. But Trump has not leveled insults at voting blocks of the American people as has his opponent Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Clinton has shown her disdain for the voting American public by labeling those who disagree with her brand of politics as living in the basement of their parent’s house or being downright deplorable. How can anyone who shows such dislike of fellow Americans be fit to hold office?

She characterized those who would vote for Donald Trump as “deplorables.” At a high-ticket fundraiser September 9, Clinton said, “To just be grossly generalist, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call ‘the basket of deplorables. Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.” Referring to Millennial voters who supported her primary opponent Bernie Sanders, Clinton told another group of her wealthy donors at a reception, “They’re children of the Great Recession. And they are living in their parents’ basement. They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves. And they don’t see much of a future.”

Clinton’s campaign of characterizing those who disagree with her as racists and bigots is offensive in the least. She is demonstrating that she is unfit to hold the office she seeks because she has such a hate-filled opinion of conservative Americans who would not vote for her. Then on the other hand, Clinton has expressed disdain for those Millennial voters who feel a sense of entitlement because they have gotten their education and there are no jobs for them. There is a tremendous divide of civility here. One candidate’s slogan is “Make America Great Again,” the other’s is “Fighting for Us” or just plain “Hillaryclinton.com.” This speaks a lot. One is national oriented. The other is individual oriented.

George Washington, in his 1796 Farewell Speech, warned against excitations caused by political parties, saying, “they tend to render alien to each other those who ought to be bound together by fraternal affection.” He also warned that Americans should be watching for the nation’s “preservation with jealous anxiety...and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.” Romans 16:7 also warns, “mark them who cause divisions and offenses contrary to the doctrine which you have learned; and avoid them.” Clinton disparages those who disagree with her, not only her opponent, but those who may vote against her. If she does it so blatantly now, what later if she wins?

10.3.16
​The tangled tax deception

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was elated that the New York Times surreptitiously obtained some partial copies of old tax records of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump. Clinton tweeted, “Trump "apparently got to avoid paying taxes for nearly two decades—while tens of millions of working families paid theirs."” Clinton’s campaign released a statement: “There it is. This bombshell report reveals the colossal nature of Donald Trump’s past business failures and just how long he may have avoided paying any federal taxes whatsoever.” While Clinton and the NY Times are pointing fingers at Trump, both used the same deduction to avoid paying taxes. Yes, it’s true.

An analysis of both Trump’s and Clinton’s tax documents conducted by Zerohedge.com shows that Clinton used the very same deduction that Trump did to avoid paying taxes. In 2014, Clinton’s total adjusted gross income was $10,594,529. That in of itself is revealing for someone who claims to be working on behalf of the poor. But on page 17 line 14, Clinton deducts $699,540 as a “long-term capitol loss carryover.” This is the same type of deduction used by Trump in 1995, although his was $916 million. Moreover, the NY Times also used the tax law to pay no taxes in 2014. Despite having a pre-tax income of $29.9 million, the NY Times received a $3.6 million refund.

Here you have Hillary Clinton—multi-millionaire Hillary Clinton—crying that Trump used the tax law to avoid paying taxes. She calls it a “bombshell.” Clinton and her husband used the very same tax law to avoid paying taxes. And the NY Times, who may have obtained the 20 year old Trump tax documents illegally, using the same tax law to avoid paying taxes. Clinton and the editorial staff at the NY Times have long admonished conservatives for tax avoidance when they are doing the very same thing. And that’s the way they trade—in twisting the truth, accusing people of doing the very same thing they are doing, and trying to take the attention of the bad things they do off of themselves and place it on others.

At least Trump is honest about it. Trump’s campaign says that he is “a highly-skilled businessman who has a fiduciary responsibility to his business, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required.” Trump made his money doing business. Clinton made her money selling influence to terrorist sponsoring nations. Both used the same deductions to try to avoid paying taxes. Trump says he shouldn’t pay any more taxes than he is required by law. Clinton points the finger at anyone not paying their “fair share” while she is avoiding paying taxes, too. As 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Just make sure you’re not one of the deceived.​

9.30.16
When the establishment is threatened

Donald Trump must really have the establishment threatened. There have been news reports that the only allies Hillary Clinton has are the establishment Democrats and the mainstream media. This is playing out today before your very eyes with the unprecedented Clinton endorsement of USA Today. It was not a ringing endorsement of Clinton, however, as one would expect, but rather a stinging diatribe against Trump, calling him unfit for the office, a habitual liar, a reckless man with a checkered business history, who “traffics in prejudice.” In other words, USA Today took the Clinton talking points and turned it into an editorial maligning Trump as “beyond repair.” The “establishment” is threatened.

In the next 30 days, Americans will see an unprecedented attack by those whose power is threatened by a Trump presidency. We already have seen it in the works. Politico reports: “The United Nations News Centre — the official U.N. news service — tweeted, then quickly pulled, a post that called for "8 million Americans abroad" to "stop Trump." The tweet, published at 9:14 p.m. ET on Thursday, urged American expats to share a voter registration tool on the website of the activist organization Avaaz that states, "U.S. Citizens abroad could defeat Trump ... if they voted." While the UN has tried to influence US politics in the past, it is vehemently pushing illegal voting, anything that would stop a Trump candidacy.

As Christians, we can look at this in two major ways. Some may say, “See, I told you so. If so many people who are intimately involved in world affairs are against this man, so should we be. Where there is smoke there is fire.” Or many may say, “If so many of these world leaders who are afraid of losing their power, who have run economies into extraordinary debt, have fomented war rather than peace by promoting Islam, and have subjected individual rights—including the right to life, freedom of speech and of religion—to overreaching government are against Trump, maybe he is on to something good.” Personally, I fall into that category. These established world leaders have made a mess of things. Trump can do no worse.

 Hillary Clinton is all the things that USA Today accuses Trump of being. She is a liar, a crook, traffics in class warfare, supports nations who wish to kill all Americans who do not submit to them, peddles influence for money (especially from terrorist sponsors), and the list goes on and on. Clinton is the “establishment’s” woman. We do not have great choices for the presidency, but I know what kind of choice Clinton is, what she stands for and her body of work. She is the antithesis of what is good and right about America. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Be careful not to be deceived by those who will make accusations based on the content of their own hearts so they can keep their power and continue their deeds at the expense of others (like you and me).​​

9.29.16
New terror law aimed at close Clinton ally

Congress enacted a law to allow families of victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its implicit role in 911, and seize Saudi assets if they obtain a judgment against the Saudi government. The “president” fiercely fought the legislation and vetoed it. Congress, in a rare show of both unity and spine, overwhelmingly overrode his veto. Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Senator Tim Kaine, did not vote, signaling that team Clinton also opposed the legislation. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, released a statement in June saying that the Saudis fund 20% of Clinton’s campaign, which is illegal. Put two and two together and Clinton’s terror sponsoring donors can now be sued and their assets seized.

The New York Times reports that the law allows families of the Sept. 11 victims to alter lawsuits already underway--or file new suits--to directly sue Saudi Arabia and to demand documents and other evidence. It amends a 1976 law that grants foreign countries broad immunity from American lawsuits. Now nations can be sued in federal court if they are found to have played any role in terrorist attacks that killed Americans on United States soil. The Saudi Arabian government lobbied hard against the bill. Clinton and the Saudis share a long history. In 2008, for example, the Saudis gave up to $20 million to the Clinton Foundation, which oft has been accused of laundering money to Clinton political causes. These ties go deep.

John Podesta, is Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman and founder of the Podesta group. The Podesta Group is receiving some $200,000 a month for “public relations services” from Saudi Arabia. When the Deputy Crown Prince’s statement was posted, the Podesta Group issued a correction through Petra (Jordan’s official news agency) that Petra did not publish the statement by the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, that it was hacked and the statement appeared. Notwithstanding, Breitbart reported that records verify Hillary Clinton’s foundation has taken between $74.5-87.8 million from Algeria, Brunei, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates--all Islamic nations. Clinton admits that some sponsor terrorism.

Hillary says that the Saudis, Qataris, Kuwaitis and others should stop sponsoring terrorism. Yet her foundation has taken at least $75 million from them and others, with one claiming it funds 20% or $42 million of her presidential campaign. Add that Huma Abedin, whose family is foundational to the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization, is Clintons top aide, and her campaign chairman John Podesta works for the Saudis, and there is the appearance of something deceptive, illegal and dangerous to Americans taking place with Ms. Clinton. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Just make sure these free-walking criminals do not deceive you.​

9.28.16
The truth behind police and lethal force


A comprehensive and exhausting Harvard study of police data indicates that the narrative of police targeting black civilians with lethal force is patently false while Police using non-lethal force on black suspects, however, is significantly higher than that used against white suspects. The most extensive study to date on police data regarding racial differences is contained in AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN POLICE USE OF FORCE by National Bureau of Economic Research’s Roland G. Fryer, Jr., Harvard professor of economics, July 2016. The study found that Blacks are 23.8% less likely to be shot at by police relative to whites. The rest of the study is equally revealing.

Some highlights of the Harvard study are: Black civilians are 30.9% less likely to be shot with a pistol (rather than a taser) relative to non-black suspects.  Officers are 47.4% less likely to discharge their firearms before being attacked if the suspect is black; Blacks are 53% more likely to experience any use of non-lethal force; Blacks are 21.3% more likely to endure some form of force; Blacks are 19.4% more likely to be involved in an interaction with police in which at least a weapon is drawn than whites; Officers decisions to use lethal force are not correlated with the race of the suspect. There are no differences in the use of lethal force for black suspects compared with white. There is no evidence of racial differences of the officers who use lethal force.

Fryer Studied 1,332 shootings between 2000-2015 using detailed data from police reports in Houston; Austin, Tex.; Dallas; Los Angeles; Orlando, Fla.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and four other counties in Florida; 3.5 million arrests from New York City stop and frisk records 2003-2013; and 500,000 observations from 1996-2011 in the Police-Public Contact Survey by the Bureau of Justice. Fryer, an African American, concludes: “It is plausible that racial differences in lower level uses of force are simply a distraction and movements such as Black Lives Matter should seek solutions within their own communities rather than changing the behaviors of police and other external forces.”

Fryer said, “Much more troubling, due to their frequency and potential impact on minority belief formation, is the possibility that racial differences in police use of non-lethal force have spillovers on myriad dimensions of racial inequality.” This means that Blacks live in a form of soft tyranny that doesn’t allow them to feel as free and equal to others. As I have written before, it is a vicious cycle. Notwithstanding, the study demonstrates that lethal force is not racially motivated, but harassment may well be. It is in this where there is frustration and the perception to reality of being treated unfairly. What is our response as Christians? Jesus Christ said in Matthew 7:12, “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” It's the Golden Rule and we should employ it in all our relations—Black, White and Blue!​

9.27.16
And the winner is…

It was the polished, well-rehearsed proven liar politician against the brash, organic, unpolished, non-politician who sometimes is so passionate he can’t get his facts straight. So who won? In style points, poise and politico-speak, Hillary Clinton was the hands-down winner. Just ask any mainstream media analysts who babble on about birth certificates and other non-issues of this campaign trying their best to level the liar playing field that is so deeply tipped in Clinton’s direction. But interestingly enough, those voting online see things differently. At the time of this writing, Donald Trump is ahead in the CNBC online poll 65-35% with 711,327 total votes; Time, Trump is winning 53-47% with 1.37 million votes.

Online voters at Drudge, the conservative news aggregator, have Trump winning 82-18% with 444,266 votes cast. There were many times during the first presidential debate where Trump missed opportunities to drive home Clinton’s lifelong malfeasance, shady dealings and incompetency. He said very little about exposing our nation’s secrets on her private email server. He didn’t go into Benghazi at all. He didn’t set the record straight on how Clinton has enriched herself with $250,000 speaking engagements and selling influence through the Clinton Foundation. Trump said his advisors told him to be nice. But he did drive home the fact that Clinton is a politician that talks a good game but gets nothing good done.

Clinton did talk a good game. She was poised, “presidential,” and her answers to questions were so well rehearsed that she seemed at times like she was reading them from a teleprompter. She pressed Trump on his tax filings and essentially called him a racist by using his own comments against him. She clearly and concisely explained the difference between her and her opponent—she is a big government socialist, believing in a global foreign policy, and taxing Americans to grow the government and provide government jobs. She arrogantly scoffed at Trump often, especially making light of his points on law and order and foreign policy. She came across as a politician that knows better than the normal citizen.

 Trump, while not scoring many points on style, was very organic in pointing out that big government and a continuation of the leadership that Clinton brings is bad for America. Clinton scored a lot of style points as she demonstrated how polished and super-knowledgeable she is on the issues. A couple of Bible verses to consider as you pray about this election: Ephesians 5:6, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”  Matthew 7:20, “Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.” ​

9.26.16
Riots are not the answer

When America faces problems, exercising freedom of speech, respectful dialogue and responsible action is the appropriate way to solve and resolve. Riots, violence and hateful actions are unacceptable. But there are those in society who want to see America changed to a communist or socialist nation. And they will manipulate people, ideas and events in order to force that change. What I have seen with the riots in Charlotte, NC, is anger based on race, hatred, and prejudice, probably agitated by those who want to destroy the nation. When people want to justify riots and violence by invoking the name of Martin Luther King, Jr., they are extremely misinformed, misled, and perhaps manipulated.

King had six steps for protesting. “Step 1: Gather Information--Learn all you can about the problems you see in your community through the media, social and civic organizations, and by talking to the people involved. Step 2: Educate Others--Armed with your new knowledge, it is your duty to help those around you, such as your neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers, better understand the problems facing society. Build a team of people devoted to finding solutions. Be sure to include those who will be directly affected by your work. Step 3: Remain Committed--Accept that you will face many obstacles and challenges as you and your team try to change society. Agree to encourage and inspire one another along the journey.

“Step 4: Peacefully Negotiate--Talk with both sides. Go to the people in your community who are in trouble and who are deeply hurt by society’s ills. Also go to those people who are contributing to the breakdown of a peaceful society. Use humor, intelligence and grace to lead to solutions that benefit the greater good. Step 5: Take Action Peacefully--This step is often used when negotiation fails to produce results, or when people need to draw broader attention to a problem. It can include tactics such as peaceful demonstrations, letter-writing and petition campaign. Step 6: Reconcile--Keep all actions and negotiations peaceful and constructive. Agree to disagree with some people and with some groups as you work to improve society. Show all involved the benefits of changing, not what they will give up by changing.”

King wrote in an April 16, 1963 letter to clergy from the Birmingham jail, “One may well ask: "How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others?" The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that "an unjust law is no law at all…How does one determine whether a law is just or unjust? A just law is a man made code that squares with the moral law or the law of God.” From Esther to Shadrach to Peter there is evidence of disobeying unjust laws, Acts 5:29: “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, “We ought to obey God rather than men.””​

9.23.1​6
Finding a better way

Police shootings have sparked both nonviolent and violent reactions across America. From professional football players peacefully demonstrating to the riots in Charlotte, North Carolina, there is extraordinary attention focused on how police handle the use of deadly force. Many are upset that the National Anthem would be used as a vehicle to draw attention to this issue. Let’s take a breath. Don’t hit that unsubscribe button just yet. Hear me out. The vast majority of police are upstanding examples and caretakers of the public. Some are not. There is a perception if you are a person of color that whatever you do, police will err against you. This is a form of soft tyranny. And the perception for many is reality.

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are basic tenets of our nation. As is all men are created equal. These are rights, as our Founders said, endowed by our Creator. Examples: Equality--1 Samuel 16:7 says, “for man looks on the outward appearance, but GOD looks on the heart.” Life—The Lord says in Deuteronomy 30:19, “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” Governments are instituted to protect these rights. Generations have lived under the soft tyranny of being “lesser.” While America has worked diligently to right these wrongs, and many of us live our lives with love toward all, there is still much work to do.

I can hear all the “Yeah, but…” arguments welling up inside many who are reading this. Respect for authority is important and should be taught and adhered to. Don’t argue with an officer. Police have families, too, and just want to make it home safely. All this is understood. There is, however, a base issue at play: Life is precious and all efforts to preserve it should be first and foremost. We have a problem in this nation that law-abiding people of color live under the constant concern that they may become victims of violent acts against them by police and other government authorities. It is widespread. Police shooting unarmed people of color amplify these concerns. No matter what has led up to it and/or caused it, we as a nation need to address it. It will not go away by getting angry, stereotyping, or making generalized statements.

 There must be constructive dialogue on how to solve the issue. Meetings between police, clergy, rights organizations and elected officials should take place where questions can be answered, people can be educated, and solutions can be developed. All sides may be surprised at what they would learn if they can have honest, respectful discussions with an eye toward making improvements. It’s really easy to point fingers, it’s a lot harder to come together and solve problems. As Christians, we should hold to the tenets of our faith and treat others how we would like to be treated. If a family member or a friend has an issue, would we not hear it out no matter how much we disagreed? Would we not try to offer a solution? Would we not try to educate and be educated, discuss the facts and find a better way? In Christ, we can.​​

9.22.16

The surge of dark side and your light


America is under a great attack from the dark side. Police killings, terrorist attacks, racial unrest, corruption, finger-pointing, demagoguery are all part of the obvious problems. It seems like the floodgates of evil have been opened and the demons are having a field day. Some will call it judgment, others will say it’s consequences. Irrespective of your perspective, it is obvious that there are deep-rooted issues that need to be addressed. They are issues that have come to a head after years of bad leadership—both spiritual and political. Until there are changes in leadership, these types of issues will continue. We cannot keep doing the same thing and expect different results. This is how the dark side arises.

The question is, “What can we do?” Many want me to tell them what to do. That is not my charge, nor my calling. But I can encourage you. In the deepest darkest night, the ships in the ocean look upon the horizon for signs of danger. If they see a lighthouse, they know they are approaching land and must exercise caution. That little bit of light shines through the darkness and gives direction, hope and safety. Those of us who proclaim Christianity have a particular calling in times like these. Jesus said in Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” Ephesians 5:8 says, “For you were once darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light.”

Those who do not know the Lord cannot be held to the same standard as those of us who do. Yes, they need to obey the laws and understand that taking a life, or lives, is wrong. But in the absence of the light of the world, which is Jesus Christ, are their hearts changed beyond the law? Romans 10:13-15 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”

You can make a difference. In fact, you are called by Christ to make a difference. Jesus said in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” America is experiencing a great darkness. Within you is the light of Christ. As Paul exhorts in Romans 13:10-12, “Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” While many seek a political solution to the darkness, the best remedy for the dark side is the Light of Christ. You have it. Share it as the Holy Spirit leads you.

9.21.16
Who’s who of the terrorist fix we are in

The terror attacks in Minnesota, New York and New Jersey have peaked the interest of Americans who are finally waking up to the situation we are facing because of bad leadership. Tens of Thousands of Somalis, Syrians, Afghans and others from radical Islamic states have been resettled in the US by the policies of the current and past presidents. Moreover, the current Democratic Party nominee for President, Hillary Clinton, has vowed to bring even more of these so-called “refugees” into the nation. It is the policies of the current Democratic leadership and those Republican Party leaders who follow along, who have brought this destruction upon America. For Hillary Clinton, however, ties to radical Islam run deep.

Saudi Arabian Prince Mohammed bin Salman, released a statement in June saying that the Saudis fund 20% of Clinton’s campaign. Federal Election Commission reports indicate Clinton has raised some $211.8 million. 20% of this sum is $42.4 million. It is against US law for a foreign entity to fund a US candidate. But Clinton’s ties to terrorist-sponsoring Saudi Arabia have a long history. In 2008, for example, the Saudis gave up to $20 million to the Clinton Foundation, which oft has been accused of laundering money to Clinton political causes. The Podesta Group, led by Clinton’s Champaign Chairman John Podesta, also receives some $200,000 a month from the Saudis for “public relations services.”

Breitbart reports that records verify Hillary Clinton’s foundation has taken between $74.5-87.8 million from Algeria, Brunei, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates, all Islamic nations. Some, Clinton publicly admitted, sponsor terrorism. And there is more. Add in that Huma Abedin, whose family is foundational to the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization, is Clinton’s top aide. Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine also has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Breitbart reports, “He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect; and received donations from well-known Islamist groups.”

Breitbart documents that In 2007, Kaine was the Governor of Virginia and, of all people, chose Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. In the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial, federal prosecutors named MAS as an overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. Omeish is also an officer of the Muslim Students Association, the Islamic Society of North America, and Dar al Hijra Islamic Center—where al Qaeda operative Anwar Al Awlaki is Imam. This is a terrorist front. Christ said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Does anyone believe that this influence will not continue? Oh, this just in…AP reports that a Homeland Security audit found that the Administration “mistakenly” granted citizenship to 858 immigrants from “countries of concern to national security.” ​​

9.20.16
​​Terrorism on the eve of UN refugee summit

Yet Another Islamic terror attack in New York City with both deadly and symbolic significance. It came on the eve of a first ever United Nations Summit about refugees—the very ones that among them have been found terrorists spreading death and destruction to their host nations. The UN says, “This is the first time the General Assembly has called for a summit at the Heads of State and Government level on large movements of refugees and migrants…It is a watershed moment to strengthen governance of international migration and a unique opportunity for creating a more responsible, predictable system for responding to large movements of refugees and migrants.” Has it turned into a showcase for terrorism?

In addition, the facilitator of the historic Islamic immigration movement in America, none other than the US “president,” will host a sister event following the UN Summit. The UN website says, “Also on the margins of the General Assembly, on 20 September 2016, the United States President [name redacted] is hosting the Leaders' Summit on Refugees, alongside co-hosts Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico and Sweden, which will appeal to governments to pledge significant new commitments on refugees. While the Leaders' Summit will focus on refugees, not migrants, the General Assembly High-Level Summit will address large movements of both. The two events will complement one another.”

The Islamic State has provided an appropriate backdrop for highlighting the results of such reckless foreign policy of allowing unscreened Islamic “refugees” unfettered entry into a nation. Terrorism in the US is a small indicator of the larger scale terrorism and Islamic colonization seen across Europe. Yet, the UN is not concerned about the problem of terrorism perpetrated by Islamic refugees and migrants. It is concerned about securing those refugee’s and migrant’s human rights in the countries they are entering. The theme listed on the UN website is  “Stand with refugees and Migrants. Protect their rights.” The site says that forced migration has caused an international crisis and that rights must be protected.

Herein, the UN and its members, including the US leadership and its Islamic refugee policy (which Hillary Clinton ardently supports; Donald Trump ardently opposes) have created the very problem they now seek to solve. What about the rights of the people in the countries where these “refugees and migrants” are plying their deadly trade? We know that a one world order will someday violently persecute all Christians and Jews. When we see the actions of the UN, it reminds us of how misguided and ungodly things can become—all in the name of good intentions. The Apostle Paul wrote of the perilous times of the last days. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Securing the rights of those who trample the rights of the innocent in the name of human rights is an example.

​9.19.16
The New Normal—Terror in the US


As a judgment on a nation that behaved in many ways like the United States is today, God said in Jeremiah 51:14, “Surely I will fill thee with men, as with locusts, and they shall raise a battle cry against thee.”  While the US is not Babylon, and it has not completely turned its back on the Lord by taking great joy in persecuting the children of Israel, US leaders have blindly allowed the enemies of Israel their head. The consequences of such are being seen in this nation at an increasing and alarming rate—Islamic terrorism on American soil. The weekend, with a terrorist attack in a Minnesota shopping mall and pipe bombs in New York City, may become the new normal for Americans. And we must begin to deal with it.

AP reports, “A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he or she was Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him in an attack the Islamic State group claimed as its own…An Islamic State-run news agency, Rasd, claimed Sunday that the attacker was a "soldier of the Islamic State" who had heeded the group's calls for attacks in countries that are part of a U.S.-led anti-IS coalition.” AP and authorities are downplaying the incident by saying it is uncertain that the IS planned the attack. Nonetheless, its proximity to Minneapolis, where a large population of Islamic Somalia refugees is settled, seems more than coincidental.

In New York City, Vocativ reports, “Supporters of the Islamic State rushed to celebrate Saturday night’s powerful explosion in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood that injured at least 29 people, even as no group or individual has been arrested or claimed responsibility. “The lions of the Caliphate roar in New York, we cause you pain inside your house, the carrier of the Cross,” wrote one Twitter user who went by the name “I am ISIS, come and block me.” The account was soon suspended. Another, called “The Lone Wolves,” tweeted with the Arabic hashtag #ExplosionManhattanNewYork  “Oh God burn America, take revenge in the name of your oppressed slaves and believers’ blood.””

There was another backpack with five bombs in it found near an Elizabeth City, NJ train station. Authorities are trying to determine if there is a link between all the New York area bombs. The New York Post’s Paul Sperry wrote in June, “America has now averaged one serious Islamic terrorist attack a year on [sic] the president’s watch, yet he still insists the threat from radical Islam is overblown and that he’s successfully protecting the nation.” Add those over the weekend to the list and we are beginning to see a new normal for America—one of internal violence, death and destruction. Let us be reminded that the current Administration and the Democratic Party candidate for president seek to continue the policies that have facilitated this phenomena. ​​

9.16.16
​Exposing to light the extremist

Those who seek to protect the life of the unborn received some good news this week: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is naming a Pro-Life Coalition and is pledging to protect the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits government funding for abortions. This demonstrates leadership on the divisive issue of abortion as most campaigns distance themselves on controversy going into the last weeks of a campaign. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will not duplicate the move because she ardently opposes any controls on abortion and seeks to use taxpayer money to support abortion provider Planned Parenthood and other government efforts that promote abortion.

Politically, the Trump campaign wants pro-life Christians to get out to vote. Many have made the unwise decision to either not vote or to vote for a third party candidate that has no chance of winning. These people would boost Hillary Clinton’s vote total and may be a decisive block in swaying the election toward a non-Christian agenda of selection of leftist Supreme Court judges and continuing the anti-Christian environment established by the current Administration. Trump is doing his best to assure Christians that he means what he says regarding religious freedom and the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness found in the Declaration of Independence.

Clinton has been an extreme radical supporter of abortion. In accepting Planned Parenthood’s endorsement in July, Clinton said, “I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Her courage, her tenacity, her vision … When I think about what she did all those years ago in Brooklyn, taking on archetypes, taking on attitudes and accusations flowing from all directions, I’m really in awe of her. There are a lot of lessons we can learn from her life, from the causes she launched and fought for and scarified for so greatly.” Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, established the organization as an open supporter of Nazi sterilization laws, and proposed a federal law with abortion as the answer for Blacks who were “biologically unfit” and “should be so isolated as to prevent the perpetuation of their afflictions by breeding.”

Those who are pro-life have a clear choice in this election. There is a candidate who has pledged to appoint conservative judges to the Supreme Court and will protect tax money from being used for abortions. There is another candidate who has vowed to appoint pro-abortion judges to the Supreme Court and wants to use your tax money for the Planned Parenthood death clinics. She also “admires” and is in “awe” of one of the most racist bigots in American history who can be directly linked to the deaths of over 45 million American babies in the womb. Still want to sit this one out? Jeremiah 2:34 says, “Also on your skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but plainly upon all these things.” With what is at stake, I would not want to stand before my maker having not done all I could to prevent the extremist from prevailing.​

9.15.16
Trusting what you read, seeing the truth


My oldest brother who was a coach of young men and was killed at 24 when a drunk driver hit him head on as he traveled to meet his team at a basketball game used to say around the supper table at the farm, “Only believe half of what you see and nothing of what you hear .” While I was only about eight years old at the time, that was a statement I pondered a lot. In high school and college, I was paid for my articles on various events by several news outlets, and later became an award-winning journalist. I wanted people to know that I was reporting the facts responsibly and that they could believe what they saw from me. Truth was not relative to me as a writer. How things have changed in journalism today.

Nowadays, we cannot trust that the news media will give the facts. There is a slant on news where the lines between reporting facts, editorializing, and just plain omitting details that change the entire basis of the event are so blurred that it is difficult to discern truth. We have so many blogs by so many so-called journalists that even they do not know when they are writing factually or just offering their opinions. News programs that have the look and feel of real news are often laced with opinions and half-truths, making it even more difficult to figure out what is going on. A twist of a word here, an alteration of an action there, and you has an entirely different “narrative.”

Take the case of Hillary Clinton’s health. You can see by her actions, the way she talks and laughs, the way she walks and carries herself, that something is amiss. And you can get several entirely different takes on her condition from just an allergy to pneumonia to the onset of dementia to stroke to heart condition to traumatic brain injury. Her “doctors” are trying their best to convince people that she is physically and mentally fit to handle the office of President. Depending on the news outlet you read, view or listen to, you will hear one or more of the variables on these themes. The one thing that you can discern from all this is that Clinton has something wrong with her and nobody is telling us what it really is.

A good journalist without an agenda would get to the bottom of the story. But most are just reporting supposition. It is no wonder that Gallup reports that “Americans' trust and confidence in the mass media "to report the news fully, accurately and fairly" has dropped to its lowest level in Gallup polling history, with 32% saying they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. This is down eight percentage points from last year.” 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men will wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” The media in the United States was supposed to keep these deceivers in check, but they are so deceived themselves with strong personal opinions on morals and politics that they cannot see the truth. 

9.14.16
Good citizenship matters


There are many articles and books being written about how the United States is under judgment and how the nation needs to repent. The news media and politicians usually are angered greatly by these assertions. “Certainly, it is those right wing Christian lunatics at it again,” they might say. Everyone and anyone has license to ridicule those who believe that the moral decay of our nation starting at the very top--not only in this particular leadership, but several previous ones--is any reason that our nation is facing sure financial crisis, a breakdown of the family, a marriage crisis, a murder crisis, especially of the unborn, and continuous threat from Islamic terrorists.

In all fairness, perhaps Christians blame God too much for this condition. Much of the problems of this nation have been brought on by ourselves--we, as citizens. There are just certain principles that apply. If you spend more than you take in, you are in debt; if you allow the breakdown of the family structure, your society will reflect it; if your choices go against good wisdom, there are consequences. Enough people doing the wrong things brings an entire society down. There is also a collective nature to a society that God judges as a reflection of the people. Now is when people hit the unsubscribe button and run out of the room screaming, “I’m a good person. I didn’t support these rogues. Its not my fault.”

Examples of God judging the nations is seen throughout the Old Testament. God judges nations because the people of the nation, and His people specifically, are not living righteously. The nation suffers because of the condition of the people, and the nation also suffers because of the condition of the leadership. One good example is found in Ezekiel 22:30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should build up the wall, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.” Another is Proverbs 29:2, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” You see, both people and leaders share responsibility.

Set aside politics and the United States. Let’s look at the Kingdom of God. If followers of the Messiah do not impact their society, what will that society look like? Jesus told us in Matthew 5:13, “You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” He later says that we are the light of the world, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” These are commands for action. It is those who know Jesus who are to impact the world. Good citizenship in the Kingdom of God translates to good citizenship in your nation. When it is not exercised in deed and in accountability, the nation declines or faces judgment.​

9.13.16​ Unfit

According to Webster, the definition of Unfit is: “not proper, suitable, or acceptable: not having the necessary qualities, skills, mental health, etc., to do something: not physically healthy: not in good physical condition.” Hillary Clinton proves over and over again that she is unfit to hold the office of President of the United States. Both her mental and physical health have come into question in recent weeks, enough now that a former Democratic Party Chairman says there should be a contingency plan to replace the ailing Clinton if her health continues to decline—But it’s not just any former Democratic Party Chair—His name is Don Fowler and he was the Clinton’s hand-picked party chair during Bill Clinton’s presidency.

Fowler says there needs to be a plan in place and many Democratic Party leaders agree, although none will admit that Clinton’s health is a real concern. Clinton herself has been seen stumbling into vans and up steps lately, and she admitted in an interview with Anderson Cooper to passing out “only twice that I can recall. You know it is something that has occurred a few times over the course of my life. And I’m aware of it and usually can avoid it.” But her campaign has shrouded the health concerns in secrecy. The New York Post reports that Clinton was taken to her daughter’s house instead of to the emergency room to avoid details of her health becoming public after she became immobile at a 9-11 ceremony Sunday.

Another recent action by Clinton also meets the definition of unfit as she is not proper, suitable or acceptable to hold the office of President. She characterized those who would vote for Donald Trump as “deplorables.” At a high-ticket fundraiser September 9, Clinton said, “To just be grossly generalist, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call ‘the basket of deplorables. Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.” Clinton’s campaign of characterizing those who disagree with her as racists and bigots is offensive in the least. She is demonstrating that she is unfit to hold the office she seeks because she has such a hate-filled opinion of conservative Americans who would not vote for her.

Her secrecy surrounding her true health is indicative of how the Clinton’s handle all issues that arise. They hide the issue and attack those who question it. Also, she is characterizing those who disagree with her as “alt conservatives,” right wing extremists who are conducting a conspiratorial campaign against her. Does this sound like someone who is mentally stable enough to hold public office? She is accusing a huge percentage of American voters of being hate mongers who are conspiring against her. Luke 6:45 says, “…an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” By “generally” accusing others of bigotry and hate, she exposes her heart specifically.​

9.12.16
15 Years after 911 and the prophetic path of America

I am sitting in my office 15 years after the al Qaeda operatives ran two planes into the World Trade Center towers, one plane into the Pentagon, and another was downed in a Pennsylvania field before it could do more damage. The result, nearly 3,000 American citizens met an untimely and brutal death. And where are we today? We have lost thousands of lives conquering and “giving democracy” to people who hate us; We have spent trillions trying to root out the terrorists; our economy is in a shambles; we have elected a president who has favored the Islamists as they overthrew governments across the Middle East; we live in an ever increasing hostile environment; Islam is colonizing America. So who is winning?

America is not mentioned in the Bible. There is no such word, nor nation. A good portion of the Bible is prophetically aimed at the first coming of the Messiah, his life, death and resurrection for the propitiation of our sins, and his second coming in the “Last Day,” the “latter days,” and “the end.” I have often thought that America was a tremendous blessing, a beacon of the light of the Messiah, an evangelist to the world. Our time as a nation has served God’s purpose. We have been a defender of Israel, a most valuable player in the Great Commission: “Go ye therefore and teach all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost (Matthew 28:19).”

 “We the People” are about to choose yet another president. It is a choice to be made for the future of our nation if we try to align our voting with the candidate that best fits our Christian values. Keep in mind, anyone who says there is more than one way to heaven rejects the central doctrine of Christianity. Anyone who says “Jesus” is a great example to live by, but denies the deity of Christ, is not a Christian. Notwithstanding, we as a people need to exercise our right to vote. Otherwise we will not even begin to turn this nation around.  Romans 12:21 says, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” There is, however, an interesting twist at play here.

Because of the actions of America’s leaders, Islam is advancing. There is not a more antichrist religion on earth than Islam. Islamic nations are the only ones specifically mentioned in the Bible as coming against Israel and God in the end times. Islam has cost America her wealth, her economy, her sons and daughters, and it continues to fight a decade long war of attrition, the casualties mounting economically, emotionally and spiritually. At the same time, our leaders have assisted the advance of Islam at every turn. While America is a great evangelizer of Christianity, it also has become a great accelerator of Islamic doctrine. In the 15 years after 9/11, America has been on a prophetic path, but it is not the perfect path.​​

9.9.16
Exposed: Clinton’s enablement of terrorists

In September of 2011, my ministry partner William Agbeti and I shot a news video outside a village in Ghana, West Africa to spotlight that it was the victim of a nomadic Islamic tribe called Fulani that migrated from Nigeria. The Fulani were linked to Boko Haram, an Islamic terrorist group who had slaughtered hundreds of Nigerian Christians and in 2015 pledged support to the Islamic State. The Fulani entered villages in Ghana and forced the elders to yield, convert or die. Entire villages had been slaughtered—men, women and children. Little did I know that this video in front of that village that had been terrorized by the Fulani would intersect me with Hillary Clinton and her dealings as Secretary of State.

On May 7, 2014, Josh Rogin of The Daily Beast reported: “In the past week, Clinton, who made protecting women and girls a key pillar of her tenure at the State Department, has been a vocal advocate for the 200 Nigerian girls kidnapped by Boko Haram…On Wednesday, Clinton said that the abduction of the girls by Boko Haram was “abominable, it’s criminal, it’s an act of terrorism and it really merits the fullest response possible, first and foremost from the government of Nigeria.”… What Clinton didn’t mention was that her own State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2011, after the group bombed the U.N. headquarters in Abuja. The refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen senators and congressmen.”

It seems more than coincidence that Nigerian oil dealer Kase Lawal, a devout Muslim, was a Hillary Clinton “bundler” during her last campaign for president, raising over $100,000 for her campaign from his home in Houston, and influenced millions in contributions to the Clinton Global Initiative. World Magazine reports that Lawal’s dealings, which include some $2.5 billion in annual revenue, depended on Boko Haram warlords who controlled certain Nigerian oilfields, dating back to 2011 when Clinton was fighting against having Boko Haram declared a terrorist group. World Magazine lists numerous dealings by Lawal with terrorists and murderers where he depended on Clinton’s State Department to assist him.

Agbeti provides this insight from our ministry in Ghana: “There is common knowledge that America is scaling up from being the world's "policeman" to being a fore-runner in the establishment of a one-world government...We know Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda, ISIS and the like are fighting to establish a one-world order, too. We believe it has nothing to do with religion. It is an economic empire they want to build, using religion to cow everyone and establish "forced peace."  The concept transcends the borders of Islam, attracting the support of other one-world die-hards...It comes without surprise to some of us native Africans, therefore, that the Clintons and [sic the US “president”] have a soft spot for and love affair with Boko Haram, etc.”

As you can see, Clinton decries the actions of terrorists on one hand, but refused to designate them as terrorists on the other because she was benefiting financially from a friend of the terrorists. This convoluted corruption is the hallmark of Hillary Clinton’s body of work as a human being. Christian girls in Nigeria were raped and forced into sex slavery at the hands of Boko Haram. Men, women, and children in peaceful Christian villages in Ghana faced horrible deaths at the hands of these terrorists. Yet Clinton fought to ensure that they were neither declared nor dealt with as terrorists because of money going into her campaign and foundation. It makes Benghazi a walk in the park. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Clinton’s one of them.

Sources:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/05/07/hillary-s-state-department-refused-to-brand-boko-haram-as-terrorists.html

https://world.wng.org/2016/06/fatal_connections

9.8.16
Christian conservatives and the election


According to data and analysis released by pollster George Barna of the American Culture and Faith Institute, support for Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is gaining momentum among a demographic identified as SAGE Cons. SAGE Cons are Spiritually Active, Governance Engaged Conservatives. According to Barna, they are “Christians who are actively engaged in a range of religious activities; consistently follow political news and participate in political activity; are followers of Jesus Christ and committed to growing in their relationship with and faith in Christ; and donate to one or more Christian ministries that are involved in social and political action.”

Demographically, SAGE Cons tend to be middle-aged or older; white; upscale; married; and more heavily located in the southern and Midwestern states. They are 56% male and 46% female. They are conservative both ideologically and theologically. Barna says SAGE Cons are well-educated, with more than half (53%) having graduated from a four-year college and about one-third (31%) who attended graduate school. Compared with all US adults, just three out of ten (28%) graduated from a four-year college and about half of those (15%) attended graduate school. So when liberals say those supporting Trump are less educated, low income, and ignorant, they are lying.

According to Barna, “In a January survey among SAGE Cons, Mr. Trump was the favorite of just 11% of these voters. His favorability ratings were quite low at the time, with only 15% claiming to have a very favorable impression of him. During the eight months since that survey, things have changed dramatically for the New York real estate mogul. Once it became clear that he was the GOP favorite for the party’s nomination, 70% of SAGE Cons said they would vote for him in a match-up against Hillary Clinton. That level of support in a head-to-head contest remained unchanged until after the Republican convention in late July. At that point his support jumped to 83%. It has remained in the 80% to 84% range ever since.”

A few takeaways from this: The more we share the information we have on Hillary Clinton, the more impact we can make. Let us remember, however, that there is no political solution to our country’s problems. It is a spiritual resolution that we need. Notwithstanding, it has to start somewhere and our charge is as Christ said in Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” If we continue to make the case based in love and the good reason of the gospel and allow the Holy Spirit to convict people, we are doing our part to raise the Lord’s standard for our nation. We can use political and other events to encourage and evangelize. Even with all the information out there, Barna reports that support among Christian conservatives for Hillary Clinton has doubled to 4%. Keep fighting the good fight.


9.7.16
​Clinton’s voice problems and deadly poison

James 3:7-8 says, “For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.” James says the tongue is a fire and no man can tame it. I find it quite ironic that Hillary Clinton is having trouble talking. Questions about her health have been plaguing her campaign with talking head doctors paid to tell everyone that she is healthy enough to execute the office of the president. Notwithstanding, she needs help getting up and down stairs, in and out of cars, standing at a podium, and doctors say her veracious laugh is a sign of dementia. Moreover, she can’t talk.

CNN, which should be more aptly named Clinton News Network for its constant positive coverage of Hillary, even used the example of Clinton’s cough in a story to explain why people cough: “Apparently, it takes a village to explain a cough. Hillary Clinton's coughing spells along the campaign trail have drawn attention from supporters and opponents alike. Though Democrats insist Clinton merely has seasonal allergies, Republicans argue her cough suggests a more problematic health issue. Meanwhile, everyone is left to sigh and wonder: When is a cough "just" a cough -- and when do you need a doctor?” Of course, CNN didn’t go into Clinton’s health problems—nothing to see here, this is not the droid you are looking for.

Let us recall another Clinton who couldn’t talk during a presidential campaign. On October 15, 1992, the LA Times reported: “Democratic presidential nominee Bill Clinton struggled with continuing voice problems Wednesday as his campaign released medical reports indicating he is otherwise in good health. The letters issued by four of Clinton's doctors, however, were less extensive than materials provided by other presidential campaigns in recent years, preventing outsiders from making a complete evaluation of Clinton's physical condition… Clinton's chief medical concern is his voice--hoarse, raspy and weak from the combination of months on the campaign trail, a throat infection and chronic allergies.”

History repeating itself? Maybe. Same issue, another Clinton. This phenomena may have a greater import. For many, the things that the Clintons speak about and their beliefs associated with them—homosexuality, bigotry, hate, changing religious beliefs to support abortion—are far beyond the traditional values of Americans, and are offensive to many. While they accuse anyone who opposes them as being a racist, bigot, or hate monger, they appear to be projecting those accusations from the content of their own hearts and personal character. I often ponder these things and wonder if the Clintons’ voice problems are a warning from the Lord about the deadly poison of their tongues.​

9.6.16
Hillary’s vain words and irony on bad decisions

While trying to enjoy the first weekend of college football, a political ad interrupted my gridiron bliss. Hillary Clinton ran a negative ad during the Ohio State-Bowling Green game. It featured excerpts from Donald Trump speeches where he said that he knew more about ISIS than most generals; that he would eradicate ISIS; that he would bomb the [explicative] out of them. After showing images of what many would consider a nuclear blast, Clinton’s tag line was that “it only takes one bad decision.” If it only took one bad decision, Hillary Clinton would not be running for president. Any number of her bad decisions could have and should have disqualified her from public office. And that’s the irony of this very negative ad.

A similar ad could be written about Benghazi. It could have shown how US-supported al Qaeda terrorists (yes, those the US supported in Libya to overthrow Kaddafi were al Qaeda who had returned from killing US troops in Iraq—let’s keep our memory hats on) stormed the US complex in Benghazi; how Ambassador Chris Stevens was sodomized, tortured, murdered, and his body dragged in the streets; how Foreign Officer Sean Smith was similarly killed; how several hours later CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed defending the US compound; how Hillary Clinton refused to send military assistance; how she perpetuated the lie that the whole thing was caused by an anti-Islam movie.

But if it takes only one bad decision, Clinton refused to own up to it. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Clinton was pressed about the lie she and the White House perpetuated. She angrily responded: “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?” The difference at this point, and at any other point, is that she had the authority and the power to possibly prevent these unfortunate deaths by deploying military that was standing by to save American lives. She instead lied while Americans died.

This is just one bad decision by Hillary Clinton where Americans died. Dozens of other bad Clinton decisions are well documented. Here, Clinton is trying to demonize her opponent for saying that he knows who the enemy is and he will eliminate the enemy. That enemy is the Islamic State and its atrocities against men, women, children, Christians, Kurds, and Muslims are well known. Clinton is saying that Trump’s wanting to get rid of ISIS is a dangerous, possibly bad decision. We know the bad decisions of Clinton and how she has lied to cover them. Ephesians 5:6 says, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” Our decision comes on election day. Let’s make it a good one. ​

9.2.16
Evidence mounts against H Clinton

Another story has revealed that Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was in violation of both Federal government and State Department policy and broke the law as Secretary of State. Circa.com investigative reporters John Solomon and Kellan Howell report that “FBI agents who investigated Hillary Clinton's email collected significant evidence suggesting she and her team violated federal record-keeping laws, including persisting to use a private Blackberry and server to conduct State Department business after being warned they posed legal and security risks.” FBI sources told Circa.com that each email that transmitted a government document could be in violation of the Federal Records Act.

Circa reports: “Other federal laws make it a felony to intentionally conceal, remove or destroy federal records as defined under the Act, punishable with a fine and imprisonment of up to three years. A single conviction also carries a devastating impact for anyone looking to work again in government because the law declares that any violator "shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States.”…The FBI "indirectly documented hundreds, and likely thousands, of violations of the Records Act," one source with direct knowledge of the FBI's investigation told Circa. Using forensics, the FBI recovered from computer drives and other witnesses about 15,000 emails from Mrs. Clinton's private account that dealt with government business, most that had not been turned over by her or her aides.”

The Daily Jot’s own investigation of the Clinton email caper reveals that several long-term government sources, who wished to remain anonymous, said that if they had done what Clinton did, they may be in jail. One source said, “that requirement [is] in the US Code of Federal Regulations: 5 CFR 930.301, Subpart C. There is NO excuse for Clinton and staff not to have known they were violating security protocols--they are lying. Executive agencies are required to have this training...the requirement has been around for a long time: This particular CFR was issued Jan 1, 2011. Para (a)(1) states, "All users of Federal Information systems must be exposed to security awareness materials at least annually."

He continued, “Plus paragraph (a)(2) says, "Executives must receive training in information security basics and policy level training in security planning and management." Hillary's position as Secretary of State was a senior executive position. She herself was responsible that she and her staff were appropriately informed and trained. How many years was Hillary the Secretary of State? That's how many times minimum she was exposed to these requirements…Not to mention common sense for a person in that position and who was in the White House for 8 years.” Yet, the FBI recommends no prosecution for Clinton. As in Isaiah 59:14, “And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” But you can enter the voting booth come November.

9.1.16
​Your tax money used to enrich Clintons

There is apparently no end to the dishonesty of Bill and Hillary Clinton. The email hacks have pulled back the curtain on the Clinton’s longstanding dirty deals, exposing what many have known for a long time, but what others refuse to believe. Those who won’t suspend their disbelief and look at the truth, believe that the news media and a right-wing conspiracy have fabricated stories about the Clinton corruption, despite the well-documented facts. And they just keep coming in like a flood of deceit. Politico now reports that the Clintons used tax dollars to subsidize the Clinton Foundation, an associated business, and to support Hillary Clinton’s controversial email server—in short, you and I paid in part for Clinton corruption.

Politico’s investigation found: “Bill Clinton's staff used a decades-old federal government program, originally created to keep former presidents out of the poorhouse, to subsidize his family’s foundation and an associated business, and to support his wife’s private email server. Taxpayer cash was used to buy IT equipment--including servers--housed at the Clinton Foundation, and also to supplement the pay and benefits of several aides now at the center of the email and cash-for-access scandals dogging Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign…The thousands of pages of newly uncovered records reveal sometimes granular detail about how Bill Clinton’s representatives directed the spending of taxpayer cash allocated by the GSA under the Former President’s Act.”

Politico found that: Bill Clinton received more money from the Former President’s Act than any other living president. After Hillary Clinton claimed to have left the White House “dead broke,” the Clintons parleyed their contacts and taxpayer money to accumulate wealth of over $2 billion from their foundation and other businesses. Tax money from the Former President’s Act was used to subsidize salaries of Hillary Clinton’s aides. But wait, there’s more. The Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi Trey Gowdy confirmed that Hillary Clinton’s lawyers used Bleachbit, a computer software that prevents recovery of files, to delete emails from her personal server. We may have paid for part of that, too.

Notwithstanding, the State Department reports that there are at least another 30 Benghazi documents previously withheld by Clinton. These are the revelations on Clinton that have occurred in just the last two weeks. There are countless other scandals and even deaths associated with the Clintons over the past 30 years. That any sane person can consider this woman and her husband are fit to hold an elected office is beyond reason. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 20:17 says, “Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.” Let’s not be chewing on gravel come November 9.​

8.31.16
​Homeland Security hints at taking over elections

In a headline that is sure to heighten the buzz among conspiracy theorists that believe the sitting “president” will call martial law to remain in office, Homeland Security is considering taking security control over US elections. The Washington Examiner quotes DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson as saying, “We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process, is critical infrastructure like the financial sector, like the power grid.” Does America need heavily armed government guards hovering over our voting process? What does this mean when the first major DHS report of this Administration in 2009 characterized Christian conservatives as right-wing extremists?

On April 7, 2009, DHS issued a report: Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment. That report said, “Conspiracy theories involving declarations of martial law, impending civil strife or racial conflict, suspension of the U.S. Constitution, and the creation of citizen detention camps often incorporate aspects of a failed economy. Antigovernment conspiracy theories and “end times” prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition, and weapons. These teachings also have been linked with the radicalization of domestic extremist individuals and groups in the past, such as violent Christian Identity organizations and extremist members of the militia movement.”

Reading the DHS report seven years later, it appears like a prophecy of this Administration, characterizing as rightwing extremists those who believe in border security, the Second Amendment right to bear arms, and oppose abortion. The report states: “Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns and leverage them as drivers for recruitment.” Are these not the very issues discussed in the current election cycle?

If you are pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-border security, pro-limited government, against globalism on sending America’s jobs overseas, you are being characterized today as a rightwing extremist, also a bigot and racist. Now the same DHS that established this criteria on behalf of the White House in 2009, is considering “overseeing” US elections for “security” purposes. Is this soft tyranny? Is it designed to bully you against voting for a non-Democratic Party candidate? This intimidation begins at the top. It is how our “president” views those who disagree with his Marxist Islamic beliefs. Hillary Clinton is cut from the same cloth. Proverbs 29:12 says, “If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.”

Read the April 7, 2009 DHS report here: http://fas.org/irp/eprint/rightwing.pdf​

8.30.16
​The Pollsters are polling, deceivers deceiving

Everyday there is a new poll about the upcoming election. People are concerned when the polls are trending away from their candidates. But don’t be alarmed. Polling is a science. The candidates themselves commission the best polls. They usually know the real story. To accurately reflect the situation, polls must be taken from a random sample; the questions must be asked in a way that do not bias the answer; and there can be no leading of the interviewee in any direction by the one asking the questions. The polls taken by the news organizations rarely follow these criteria. Their samplings are biased toward what they perceive as a larger Democratic base and the questions are slanted to lead the interviewee.

Last night, I was subjected to a candidate’s poll. It didn’t even try to mask its bias. The statements it was making about the candidates were incredible. This poll, I believe, was testing how people react to certain attack themes the campaign wanted to employ against its opponent. They were themes along the lines of racism, bigotry, homophobia, putting guns in the hands of the mentally ill, denying a woman’s right to an abortion, and so on. The questions started out like this: “Would you be more or less likely to vote for Donald Trump if you knew he has supported racism by…” or “Would you be more or less likely to vote for Hillary Clinton if you knew she supported the unequivocal right of a women to have an abortion?”

Some of the themes that were tested were so outrageous that I couldn’t help but comment that “while I don’t believe that is the case, if it were true, I would be less likely to vote for the candidate.” Even the one asking the questions started laughing at some of my comments because, he, too, knew the test questions were extreme. The one thing that I saw from this poll that is interesting to note is that the test themes all had a common theme—anyone who would vote for Trump will be labeled a racist and a bigot. Clinton, from the direction of this poll, appears to be seriously considering cornering the voters and dividing them based on racism and bigotry. If you don't want to be labeled a racist, you better vote Hillary.

This is a longstanding political tactic of the Hegelian Dialectic used by communists to move people from what they think to what they want them to think. First, there is the thesis, which is your current way of thinking. Then there is the new thesis, the antithesis which, in this case would be “if you vote for this person you are a racist.” Then there is the synthesis, where you think about this and know that you are not a racist, but maybe people think you are, so you vote in a way that you can say you are not a racist. Thesis, antithesis and synthesis—that’s what these polls are probing. Discernment is needed to counter these messages so there is no deception. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Exercise your sound mind as led by the Holy Spirit. ​

8.29.16
​Prophecy Clock: Russian missiles at Iran’s nuke site

AFP reports that Iran has deployed Russian-supplied S-300 missiles around its nuclear plant near Qom. The system is aimed at the sky to protect the plant from attack. This comes after the revelation that pallets of Euros, Swiss Francs and other currencies totaling some $400 million were delivered by plane to Iran after the current US “president” negotiated a nuclear deal with the terrorist state. The money was ransom paid to Iran for the release of hostages the terrorist-sponsoring nation was holding during the negotiations. While the White House said there was nothing unusual with the ransom, historians are now saying it is unprecedented. The US cash likely made the Russian missile purchase possible.

It has been speculated for decades that Russia is part of the Biblical end time battle found in Ezekiel 38 and 39, but there is no mention of the country in scripture. Ezekiel 38:2-3 says, “Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, And say, Thus says the Lord God; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.” This prophecy contains only current Islamic-Arab nations as located on modern maps: Magog (Turkey), Meshek (Turkey), Tubal (Turkey), Gomer (Turkey), Togarmah (Turkey), Persia (Iran), Ethiopia/Cush (Sudan), Libya/Put (Libya), Sheba (Egypt and Saudi Arabia), and Dedan (Saudi Arabia).

The United States of America is also not mentioned in the Bible. We know, however, just as Russia has played an anti-Israel role in history, America, until the past decade, has played a positive role in history toward Israel. That changed when President George W Bush politically forced Israel to abandon Gaza to the Palestinian Authority and removed Jewish settlers from their land. But the current “president” has placed America at odds with Israel by assisting the Muslim Brotherhood with Arab Spring, negotiating with the terrorist state of Iran and propping up its nuclear agenda, and many other numerous policy shifts that elevated radical Islam over the only democratic free state in the Middle East—Israel.

Zechariah 12:3 says, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” While we may not be able to stop the march of prophecy, we can determine our place in it. As a nation that will also be judged, Americans need to be just as worried as Russians about where their leaders are placing them in Biblical prophecy. Jesus said in Matthew 25:32, “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.” These nations will be judged based on how they treated the least of his brethren. ​

8.26.16
Another vast right wing conspiracy

In 1998, First Lady Hillary Clinton invoked the words “vast right-wing conspiracy” in defense of her husband, President Bill Clinton, amid the sex scandal that would eventually cause his impeachment. It has its own Wikipedia page. Bill Clinton also used the same terms when criticism was leveled at the current occupant of the Oval Office. Now it has been brought out of the political bag of tricks again by Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to deflect the fact that she used her position as Secretary of State to enrich herself in a pay to play scheme. AP and Judicial Watch have used Clinton’s own emails to confirm that she and her aids demanded money in return for access to State Department meetings.

Whenever the Clintons come under fire, they roll out the victim card and tell the media that they are the brunt of a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” The New York Times posted a video of Clinton responding to the AP/Judicial Watch bribery scheme confirmations by attacking her “opponent” as a racist, submitting to a “remerging racist ideology known as the alt-right.” Clinton has avoided public appearances and media contact during this truth storm revealing her ongoing corruption and disregard for national security. When she finally came out of hiding, she employed this long-standing Clinton strategy-- answer allegations with smears and conspiracy theory, while claiming her opponent is smearing her.

When Clinton and the Democratic Party operatives smear their opponent with racist and bigot allegations, they really mean that anyone who votes for him is also a racist and a bigot. Nobody wants to be considered a racist or a bigot or part of some outrageous vast right-wing conspiracy or the alt right wing, whatever that is. So the Clintons are trying to shame you into voting for her or not voting at all because while she may be the most corrupt candidate in recent memory, at least those who vote for her are not part of a vast right-wing, alt right, racist, bigot conspiracy. Nevertheless, that’s how the left views Christians who are pro-life and believe in the right to bear arms. They have repeatedly said it.

The Clintons are expert at insinuation and painting a smear picture of their opponents. They are artful at making people lose their nerve to vote over fear of being labeled something unacceptable to society. While claiming they are the victims of smear (which in reality is factual evidence of their wrong-doing), they smear others and label them so the non-thinking people will shy away. This is their tried and true campaign strategy. Don't take the bait. Ephesians 5:6,7, says, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not you therefore partakers with them.” On election day, we should hit the “alt-control-delete” button on the Clinton campaign against America, and not allow her to paint Christian Americans as “alt-right.”

8.25.16
​Clinton enriching herself like a third world dictator

Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign is not denying that the Clinton Foundation took money from people in exchange for meetings at the State Department. Clinton’s campaign, however, is attacking the veracity of the story by saying that Associate Press, who broke the story that Clinton operated a pay to play scheme for favors and access to her at the State Department, only studied a small sample of the number of meetings where there was money offered for favors. The fact, remains, however, that AP found a documented pattern and a notable system of corruption. This story confirms what was reported Monday by government investigative watchdog, Judicial Watch.

Judicial Watch released 725 of new State Department documents and 20 previously unreleased emails, in which the former Secretary of State’s top aide Huma Abedin “provided influential Clinton Foundation donors special, expedited access to the secretary of state. In many instances, the preferential treatment provided to donors was at the specific request of Clinton Foundation executive Douglas Band.” Judicial Watch says, “These records further appear to contradict statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew,” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.” These and the AP investigation reveal an elaborate scheme to enrich the Clintons while she was Secretary of State.

Judicial Watch states: “The Abedin emails reveal that the longtime Clinton aide apparently served as a conduit between Clinton Foundation donors and Hillary Clinton while Clinton served as secretary of state. In more than a dozen email exchanges, Abedin provided expedited, direct access to Clinton for donors who had contributed from $25,000 to $10 million to the Clinton Foundation. In many instances, Clinton Foundation top executive Doug Band, who worked with the Foundation throughout Hillary Clinton’s tenure at State, coordinated closely with Abedin. In Abedin’s June deposition to Judicial Watch, she conceded that part of her job at the State Department was taking care of “Clinton family matters.”

Worse yet, State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters Monday that there were no improprieties with Abedin or Clinton because that’s simply “evidence of the way the process works.” Ever wonder how third world dictators become so wealthy? Hillary Clinton just showed the world how it’s done in America. She fleeced people for access and enriched herself in doing so. Clinton used the State Department as her little dictatorship and received bribes. In Exodus 23:8 the Lord says, “And you shall take no bribe: for the bribe blinds the wise, and perverts the words of the righteous.” Some translations say a bribe subverts the cause of the just. Is there no end to Clinton’s dishonesty?​

8.24.1
Christians and Ephesians in prophetic times

The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:1-6, “I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation wherewith you are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in in love; Endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” In these times, we often wonder about this unity. We question whether we are alone, probably much the same way Elijah did in standing against the prophets of Baal. I have been reminded, however, that our unity is alive.

There have been hundreds of emails pouring in to The Daily Jot this week. They have been incredibly encouraging as if something in the Spirit has prompted a timing of unity. Many Christians are being emboldened to speak, as Ephesians 6:20 says, “that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” It started with the example that there were some folks who claimed to be Christians that called into question my salvation and Christianity over the comparisons between the Presidential candidates. While those were examples of what you may experience when using The Daily Jot as sourcing to speak about the election from a Christian lens, many felt the urging to write notes of encouragement.

There were so many that I cannot begin to do them justice, but I would like to share a few with you that are a representative sample in hopes that they also encourage you. FH writes, “I'm so sorry to see that people are throwing a fit over the Trump issue. They are Christians- using the term loosely- who are holding anger and bitterness rather than discerning God's hand in what is happening.” From ME, “I'm glad you have them figured out pastor Bill. My grandma once told me not to believe anything I hear and half of what I see. I think she meant the skeptics of the truth.” AA writes: “Onward Christian Soldiers! Keep fighting the GOD fight!” SL says, “Thank you for speaking His truth. Keep speaking, keep standing, keep honoring the Lord.”

GL writes: “I totally love your Biblical perspective and relating Scripture to current events. You put things clearly and simply, and this makes it easy to share with family and friends. I agree that some Christian friends and family have a problem with Donald Trump, but gracious, look at the alternative! The Christian faith has, in very many ways, grown cold in America; hence, confusion and scoffers have arisen. But don’t give up the Lord’s cause!  And we won’t, either!  May the Lord clothe us all in His strength—His armor!” And it is His whole armor that we must take on that we may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Thank you for being an Ephesians people in these prophetic times. Be encouraged!​

8.23.16
Tough Skin and Christianity

One of the purposes of The Daily Jot is to equip readers with a Biblical perspective on a current event so they are able to use it as encouragement to evangelize. That you are able to see an event from a Biblical lens and speak intelligently with the facts about it to someone is certainly a form of evangelization. Jesus said in Matthew 5:13, “You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” The Daily Jot provides you with that steady supply of salt so that you can “Let your light so shine before men.” This is a rough arena. People get angry. Accuse. Judge. Project. Even threaten.

When I tell you about them, it’s to give you an example of what happens when you bring truth to the world. It’s an example to prepare you for what you might encounter, even among your own Christian brethren. I want you to know what is out there so that you can have a response. There is a vein of people who absolutely hate Donald Trump. They say they are Christians. I wonder if they are because of what they write to me. They are quick to call names, to imply that I don’t have a brain, even to say that I am not saved. If you use The Daily Jot to make your points, you may face the very same accusations. It takes a tough skin to be in the truth business because to some, truth is not always considered fair.

Here are a couple of examples from readers: “It's evident by your words that you are not a Christian sir. That's your choice… Trump goes against everything God says about being godly.” “I resent the fact that you think that I am stupid enough to believe that the Donald has pivoted and is now a stable contender for POTUS.” “With all due respect sir, do you follow the Sound Doctrine of Jesus Christ? Or do you belong to some worldly religion? It will give me a clue as to why a Christian man would vote for someone that is a joke to this election.” See, this is the kind of response one gets when telling it like it is. Now, the vast majority of responses are respectful and encouraging, but there is a pattern with the rest.

 The pattern is one of projection. They call into question your Christianity. What does that tell you? They call names like racist or bigot. What does this say about their feelings toward others? Usually when someone accuses you of something totally out of context, they are accusing you of what they are or what they have done. The response needs to be done in respect, in love and in firmness. Holding accountability is a tough job. Being a Christian takes tough skin. Just read how the apostles, watchmen, and prophets were treated. As you speak out on the issues of the day from a Biblical perspective, be an Ephesians 6 person—speak boldly as you ought to speak, and having done all, stand! Be encouraged!​

8.22.16
​Straight Talk, a sound mind, and politics

It is written in 1 Timothy 2:7, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. The Apostle Peter writes in 1 Peter 4:7-8, “But the end of all things is at hand: be therefore sober minded, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent love among yourselves: for love shall cover a multitude of sins.” It is not sound-mindedness when Christians question other Christians’ Christianity or salvation because they are expressing their political beliefs. This is wrong-mindedness. This political election cycle has viciously divided many of us who should have God’s love and affection one for another. Sober-mindedness needs to be employed. We need to have unity.

Because of what I have written in The Daily Jot about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, some claiming to be Christians have called into question my salvation. They say that I cannot be Christian and support a man like Donald Trump. Let’s see—Trump has recently gone on record as saying supports the sanctity of life, would appoint pro-life, conservatives to the Supreme Court, work to repeal the rule not allowing pastors of 501C3 churches to speak on politics; he would reverse the policies against Israel; defeat the Islamic State; stop illegal and dangerous immigration; and stand up for Christians being persecuted around the world. He also said he would bring jobs back to the US and reduce taxes.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is ardently pro-abortion and admires Planned Parenthood’s racist founder Margaret Sanger. She has committed to appoint “progressive” (meaning communist) pro-abortion justices to the Supreme Court. She believes pastors should not be protected by the First Amendment. She plans a TRILLION-dollar-plus tax increase. She will continue the US policies against Israel and promote non-vetted Islamic immigration into the US. She will continue the globalist economic policies that keep Americans out of work. Her reckless custody of national security secrets and endless trail of scandals speak volumes. Clinton will continue the unsecure and dangerous US border policy.

Which candidate more aligns with the Biblical definition of leadership selection found in Exodus 18:21—able men, respecting God, men of truth, hating covetousness (taking what you have and giving it to themselves or others)? And people want to question another’s salvation for supporting Trump? Elections tend to bring out the worst in people because emotions run high. Putting personal offense ahead of common sense is wrong-minded and lacks discernment. Justifying a non-vote or a vote for someone who can’t win based on principle, is nothing short of cowardice. Going to both candidates’ websites, studying up, choosing the one that more closely matches with Christian beliefs is making an informed decision and exercising sound-mindedness. Respectful discussion demonstrates love. ​

8.19.16
Truth and the New American Future

There are so many Christians, some are readers of The Daily Jot, who despise Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. I have stated repeatedly, and I will do so once more, that a vote for a third party candidate or a non-vote in this election is a vote for Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton. It’s not about the lesser of two evils. It’s about a vision for America. One of those visions we have seen very clearly. It is one of victimization, class struggle, socialism, and godlessness. The other vision we have not seen play out, but there is hope in the platform, the on-record statements regarding policies, and commitment to take our nation away from the Islamic Marxist path of the past eight years.

People rightly say that Trump needs to filter how he says things. In a recent speech this is what Trump said about his mouth: “As you know, I am not a politician. I have worked in business, creating jobs and rebuilding neighborhoods my entire adult life. I’ve never wanted to learn the language of the insiders, and I’ve never been politically correct – it takes far too much time, and can often make more difficult. Sometimes, in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don’t choose the right words or you say the wrong thing. I have done that, and I regret it, particularly where it may have caused personal pain. Too much is at stake for us to be consumed with these issues.”

He also said this:  “But one thing I can promise you is this: I will always tell you the truth. I speak the truth for all of you, and for everyone in this country who doesn’t have a voice. I speak the truth on behalf of the factory worker who lost his or her job. I speak the truth on behalf of the Veteran who has been denied the medical care they need – and so many are not making it. They are dying. I speak the truth on behalf of the family living near the border that deserves to be safe in their own country but is instead living with no security at all. Our campaign is about representing the great majority of Americans – Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Conservatives and Liberals – who read the newspaper, or turn on the TV, and don’t hear anyone speaking for them. All they hear are insiders fighting for insiders.”

These are things that past experience with Hillary Clinton tells us will never happen with her or her party’s platform. It is wired differently. Some will say that they don’t believe Trump; that he is a phony blowhard. The problem here is that Trump is saying the right things. Clinton is not. What is the best choice for America? A third party is not going to win. The winner will shape the New American Future, probably for the next 50 years or more with all the Supreme Court appointees that will occur. Exodus 18:21 says we should select leaders “out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.” You will need to discern which best fits this description. Pray, discern, act. Don’t get mad at me. I’m just the messenger.​

8.18.16
Prophetic end times-- 4 years ago and today

Four years ago on August 20, World Net Daily reported that Muslim Brotherhood operatives began crucifying those who oppose the newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, also a Muslim Brotherhood leader. The United States, at the behest of the “president”, aided the Muslim Brotherhood in taking over Egypt in the name of “democracy.” Morsi then dismissed all of the pro-American military leadership and replaced them with Muslim Brotherhood commanders; he moved to improve ties to the terrorist group Hezbollah; and held a summit in Iran --the first official visit to Iran by an Egyptian president since 1979. Since then, American foreign policy has also embraced Iran. 

Four months earlier in April 2014 White House officials were meeting with Muslim Brotherhood (MB) representatives. By then, it was well known that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin had close ties to the MB, and that several appointees to Homeland Security and the Pentagon were associated in some way with the terrorist organization. The MB creed is as follows: “Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur’an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.” The White House admitted that it was meeting with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood, and sponsoring meetings at the National Security Council with the MB.

Fast forward to today. MB sympathizers run deep in the Clinton circle of influence. Breitbart reports of Clinton’s Vice Presidential running mate, Tim Kaine: “He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect; and received donations from well-known Islamist groups.”. Clinton’s right hand woman remains Huma Abedin. Abedin’s brother, mother, and deceased father are all confirmed to have leadership ties to the MB. This assists in connecting the dots between the current Administration’s assistance of the MB in government takeovers in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yeman, and now Syria.

There are many verses in the Koran that instruct Muslims to kill Christians and Jews. Islam is not a peaceful religion. It is an antichrist system. 2 John 7 says, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” The Koran specifically says that Allah has no son. Koran Sura 23:91 says, “Never has Allah begotten a son, nor is there any other god besides Him.” America’s foreign policy is supporting the Muslim Brotherhood. This administration and the one that wishes to replace it are advancing the Islamic agenda and have close ties to the terrorist group with a stated goal of Jihad to do it. Those ties have only deepened over the past four years.​

8.17.16
Import Jihad, export Jobs

Did you know that the US “president” has taken in more Syrian “refugees” than all of the European Union? According to the Washington Examiner, the EU has taken in some 6,000 Syrian “refugees,” outpaced by America’s 8,000. If elected, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has vowed to continue the intake by up to four-fold. This is tantamount to an Islamic invasion of the US because the government has admitted there is not real way to vet against terrorists. All the while, Associate Press reports that 2.4 million jobs were outsourced overseas—just in 2015—and 3.2 million to China alone since 2001. The government’s foreign policy appears to be simple: Import Jihad, export jobs.

Both the current “president” and the presidential wannabe, Clinton, have close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist group. During Arab Spring, which included US military use in Libya and the Benghazi attack that left four Americans dead, the Administration and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said the Muslim Brotherhood was a foreign policy partner. Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries with ties to terrorism also have provided Clinton tens of millions of dollars in funding through contributions to the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative. There is no indication that Islamic colonization of America will come to a halt or slow down if Clinton is elected president.

At the same time, sending jobs overseas cost some $30 billion in wages in just 2015, put record numbers of people on welfare (which also costs taxpayers billions), and has contributed to over 14.2 million Americans dropping out the workforce since the current “president” took office. In 2013, the Pew Hispanic Center estimated there were 8 million illegal aliens in the workforce—that’s just the illegals. “Refugees,” also cost Americans in either jobs or tax-assisted government aid. A true refugee is forced to cross national boundaries and cannot return home safely. Muslims in Syria are not true refugees, however, Christians in Syria and Iraq are refugees—but this Administration does not allow them into the US.

The Muslim Brotherhood plan for America is colonization through a comprehensive “civilization Jihad” aimed at destroying America’s “miserable house” from within (from the Muslim Brotherhood Strategic Goal for North America, May, 1991). The Democratic “president” and presidential wannabe both are assisting the Muslim Brotherhood’s goals through their policies and platform. At the same time, they are contributing to an unsustainable economy through policies that export jobs overseas. Jeremiah 51:14 says of Babylon, which has similar characteristics to modern America: “I will fill thee with men as with locusts and they shall raise up a battle cry against thee.” It’s what happens when leadership abandons the precepts of the one true God and imports Jihad while exporting jobs. We need to repent and change leaders.​

8.16.16
Do not be deceived: What the polls say

One of my favorite Bible verses is a warning from Jesus Christ concerning the latter days. It’s found in Matthew 24:4 and says, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Saying that in the last days, perilous times shall come, the Apostle Paul echoes such a warning in 2 Timothy 3:13, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Deception is key to taking well-intended people off the track of what is right and good. To combat deception, we need discernment, which is found in the Holy Scriptures and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We need a lot of wisdom to discern these days. Those wishing to deceive often do it by trying to co-op your support through peer pressure.

Have you noticed the way the media tries to ply your opinion? For example, from now to election day, various media will be conducting their own polls to show you what America is thinking. Take heed that they do not deceive you. ABC, MSNBC, CBS, Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, New York Times—all of these and more will be conducting their “polls” to show you how America will vote on election day. Take them with a grain of salt because just as these outlets’ stories are biased and passed off as unbiased news, so too, are their polls. Their sampling practices are weighted toward their bias. I know this from my days in politics.

When running a large political campaign, polling data is imperative. Accurate polling data can mean the difference between winning and losing in a tight race. It can give you trends, messaging guidance, issues, demographics and a whole lot more. But it has to be accurate or your entire campaign will be off. So politicians do not use media polls. They hire a polling company to conduct an accurate poll based on a scientifically drawn, unbiased sampling of the voters. The media, admittedly weighs their samplings toward a Democratic bias because they draw more voters from the Democratic voting base. Also, online polls are suspect because it is difficult to verify who is actually giving the information and how many times they are giving it.

Constitution.com reports: ”Media polls are driven by the desire to achieve a certain outcome.  That is why you think Hillary is leading Trump by 10 points. If you were paying attention, one of these polls had Hillary up by 15 points before the GOP convention.  After the convention, Trump was up 15 points, a 30% jump!  Statistically impossible.  After the democrat convention, Hillary was up 10 points, a 25% swing.  Again, can’t happen. The media is jerking our chain.  DO NOT believe them.  The only polls that can be believed are internal polls that are rarely made public.” A truly statistically balanced poll taken by Constitution.com paints a totally different picture—Trump 67%; Clinton 19%; Undecided 13%. Interesting, right?​

8.15.16
​When in need

As Americans, we are beginning to focus on who will be the next president. There are many opinions and many ideas on who should lead, what type of person should lead and what our expectations are. No matter what we do, who we choose, there is one thing that will remain constant now more than ever—the Great Commission. Jesus said in Mark 16:13, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” The Daily Jot not only brings you insight on current events from a Biblical and prophetic perspective, our ministry is also active in bringing the good news of Christ to the very rural areas of Western Africa. We have an unusual ministry this way—news analysis and outreach—but thanks to you it works.

We must remember that the only real change comes from the Lord. There is no savior in politics. Only our Lord Jesus Christ is the key to salvation. And, quite frankly, if everyone knew him as their Lord and Savior AND followed his ways, our world would be a much better place, our nation so much stronger. When the Lord impressed upon me to start writing the Jot some 14 years ago, I thought the mission was evangelizing the lost. It was soon evident, that the mission was evangelizing believers—that is—encouraging and equipping followers of Christ to reach out, to evangelize. It is my hope that the information you receive in the Jot assists you in starting conversations, reaching out, from a Christian perspective.

Here are just a few comments from our readers as to how the Jot impacts them:

Bill your Daily Jots are a source of affirmation and encouragement to me and I appreciate them deeply.--ES

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8.12.16
FBI confirms IS at the border, White House in denial

Despite constant denials from the “president” and his administration that the Islamic State is a threat, indications are quite the opposite. Beginning 18 months ago, The Daily Jot reported that IS operatives were setting up camp just 8 miles south of El Paso, Texas. Several sources, including the watchdog group Judicial Watch, law enforcement, and various state and government officials all confirmed that IS was operating in conjunction with the Juarez Cartel, a human and drug trafficking gang. Now Judicial Watch reports that the stories are confirmed by a captured IS operative in Ohio, even still the White House denies the presence of IS and its infiltration of the Southern US Border.

On April 15, 2015, The Daily Jot quoted Judicial Watch, “Mexican intelligence sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, NM (a US port-of-entry). The sources also say that ISIS has “spotters” located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.” Fast forward to today.

Amidst White House denials of IS at the border, there is an arrest in Ohio. 35 year old Erick Jamal Hendricks was arrested last week and charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic state. The Department of Justice (DOJ) says in its complaint that Hendricks created a sleeper cell with at least ten members, and that some of his jihadist “brothers” are just south of the US border in Mexico. The compaint says Hendricks tried to “recruit people to train together and conduct terrorist attacks in the United States.” One of those recruits confirmed that IS had people across the border in Mexico and they were likely connected to the Garland, Texas terrorist attack in May 2015.

Some 18 days after Judicial Watch exposed, and The Daily Jot reported, that there was an IS terrorist cell 8 miles from the US border, the Garland, Texas attack occurred. Now a DOJ arrest and affadavit confirms a connection between IS in Mexico and this terrorist attack in the US. But the White House is still in denial. The “president” and the current Democratic candidate for President, Hillary Clinton, both are on the same page when it comes to immigration, border security and the Islamic State. Why are these leaders intent on denying that IS is using Mexico as a staging ground for attacks in the US? Will Clinton protect our national security? As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” ​

8.11.16
A word about race


I realize that this Daily Jot will rub a lot of people the wrong way. So let’s just get this out front—it may make you feel uneasy. From my Christian belief, I do not see races. I believe God made the human race and there are differences among us culturally, ethically, and in skin color, but we are all part of God’s creation. The concept of “race” has made chasms among people who ought to be civil, even loving brothers and sisters in the Lord. When America elected a man of color to the White House, many had hope that relations between whites and people of color would improve. Instead, relations appear to have become more polarized. But some are trying to address the problems. Dialogue is the first step.

For example, football players are taking the lead to start the discussion on this most uncomfortable issue. My contention is that football, and other sports for that matter, brings people together, galvanizes communities. In the locker room, there is no black, white, whatever—there are teammates who care for one another and have trust in each other. Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson has said that race problems are not a skin issue, but rather a sin issue. He has written a book, “Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race—and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us.” Watson is a Christian and hopes the book will foster self-examination with an eye toward changing attitudes.

Another person who is speaking into the situation is oft-controversial Seattle Seahawk’s cornerback Richard Sherman. In an interview with former player Dominique Foxworth for The Undefeated, Sherman explains: “We hear a lot about Black Lives Matter. But I think race was created. I think everybody is a human being first and then the color of their skin wouldn’t matter if nobody told you it mattered…Any time you see people who are saying, ‘Black Lives Matter,’ and then saying it’s time to kill police, then it is difficult to stand behind that logic. They are generalizing police just like they are asking police not to generalize us. It is very hypocritical.”

Sherman continued: “I stand by what I said that All Lives Matter and that we are human beings. And speaking to police, I want African-Americans and everybody else treated decently. I want them treated like human beings. And I also want the police treated like human beings.” You see, from these men, who happen to be Black, there is not an either-or in the discussion. It’s both/and. There is blame on both sides of these issues. The answer is in the Lord. Isaiah 1:17-18 says, “Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together.” We need to focus and learn to do well by one another, reason together and find our way as God would want, as Jesus said in John 15:12 to “love one another as I have loved you.” Easy to say, harder to do. We need to try.​

8.10.16
Judicial Watch exposes more Clinton corruption

As a Washington correspondent for a major Christian radio news program, I got to know Tom Fitton and his investigative organization Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch is a non-partisan foundation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law. Judicial Watch seeks to ensure that political and judicial officials do not abuse the powers entrusted to them by the American people. If not for Judicial Watch, Hillary Clinton’s email scandal would have been totally swept under the rug. And it’s not over. Judicial Watch has released another 296 pages of State Department documents it obtained through a court battle, and those pages reveal even more corruption and negligence by Clinton.

Judicial Watch reports: “The new documents reveal that in April 2009 controversial Clinton Foundation official Doug Band pushed for a job for an associate. In the email Band tells Hillary Clinton’s former aides at the State Department Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin that it is “important to take care of [Name Redacted]. Band is reassured by Abedin that “Personnel has been sending him options.” Band was co-founder of Teno Strategy with Bill Clinton and a top official of the Clinton Foundation, including its Clinton Global Initiative…” Band also “directs Abedin and Mills to put Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor Gilbert Chagoury in touch with the State Department’s “substance person” on Lebanon.”

Many may recall that Chagoury was convicted in 2000 in Switzerland for laundering money from Nigeria, but agreed to a plea deal and repaid some $66 million to the Nigerian government. Well, Chagoury, according to Judicial Watch, “is a close friend of former President Bill Clinton and a top donor to the Clinton Foundation. He has appeared near the top of the Foundation’s donor list as a $1 million to $5 million contributor, according to foundation documents. He also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative.” These favors and interactions with the Clinton Foundation appear to be in violation of the ethics agreements that Hillary Clinton agreed to in order to be appointed and confirmed as Secretary of State. 

On January 5, 2009 Secretary of State-designate Hillary Clinton sent a letter to State Department Designated Agency Ethics Official James H. Thessin, saying: “For the duration of my appointment as Secretary if I am confirmed, I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter involving specific parties in which The William J. Clinton Foundation (or the Clinton Global Initiative) is a party or represents a party….” Hillary Clinton’s lack of morals and ethics are beyond description. It’s not enough to dismiss this because “all” politicians are alike. No one is quite like her. Exodus 23:1 says, “Do not join your hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.” We know the truth about Clinton, let us not join hands with her and confirm her unrighteousness.

8.9.16 
The fulcrum of destruction and choosing our leaders

Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” Throughout the Bible, we see examples of where unrighteous rulers brought devastation upon their people. We see that God uses nations to judge Israel, and in their harshness and wickedness against Israel, God then allows for the destruction of those nations. It is in these examples where the citizens of America must take great pause and repent because the vast majority of its leaders, irrespective of political party, behave un-righteously. These leaders also are enabling the enemies of Jerusalem to organize and unite under faux-democracy. It may be the perfect storm for America.

Galatians 4 speaks of how Christians are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free. This is specifically dealing with those who follow the Messiah are not heirs of Ishmael, but are children of the promise--which is found in the line of Isaac, son of the “freewoman.” Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith the Messiah has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Aside from the outright depravity permeating our American society, which is no small thing, America’s leaders are taking our country--physically and spiritually--toward Ishmael, who is the father of Islam. Our leaders have rushed headlong into alliance with the most antichrist system known to the world.

Our tax money, to the tune of billions, has supported the establishment of Islam. So-called “democracies” have been set-up with Sharia Law constitutions using the financial and political assistance of the United States. In every case, from deposing the Shah of Iran to the Palestinian Authority to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Turkey, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Yeman, and Syria, leaders have used your tax money to institutionalize the very same nations named as coming against Jerusalem in the Day of the Lord. Zechariah 12:3 says, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces...”

America’s sinful nature combined with its leaders insistence of becoming “entangled” with the yoke of bondage through materially supporting the antichrist system of the bondwoman--Islam--can only result in destruction. Already, our economy is weak, our people are out of work, folks are losing their homes, families are broken, and the government is encroaching on every freedom. Judgment is brooding over America as a dark devouring cloud. How harsh it is with wicked leaders. How much more will it be because Americans, whose majority call themselves Christians, have been given the God ordained right to choose their leaders? We must choose our leaders wisely, understanding their actions and their words.

8.8.16
​Communist Party USA endorses Clinton

The Communist Party’s communications oracle, Peoplesworld.org, has come out swinging for Democratic Party Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In its latest online edition on July 26, Peoplesworld.org posted: “With Senator Bernie Sanders endorsing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the message was loud and clear, "We're stronger together." That is what it will take to win in November… Clinton has to provide a vision for a new America, tying together the Democratic platform planks -- called the most progressive ever -- among them, $15 an hour minimum wage, debt-free and tuition-free college and universal health care, with a compelling narrative that inspires people to think big and do big-hearted things.”

Here, “progressive”, means “communist/socialist/Marxist.” It is the anti-God, anti-marriage, anti-moral platform as defined by the Communist Manifesto. Peoplesworld.org writes: “The union movement, communities of color, students, women, progressives and the newborn "political revolution" can help generate voter enthusiasm by talking and tweeting about Clinton and the issues. Challenging sexism is a must as well as racism, which has been a coded (and overt) staple of presidential elections for decades.” The commies have their eyes set on the over 78 crowd on the US Supreme Court as the golden egg—think about Clinton’s opportunity to cement a communist majority on the Supreme Court for a generation.

The end game with the “progressive” leadership is totalitarianism. It means taking away your rights to free speech, religion, self-defense, and legal equity. It means brainwashing people to believe they have “rights” when, in reality, there are no rights except those permitted by the government. In his controversial book “The New Persecuted, Inquiries into Anti-Christian Intolerance in the New Century of Martyrs” written in 2001, Antonio Socci wrote that 45 million Christians were martyred in the last century--mostly at the hands of communist and Islamic regimes. From 1900 to 1999, over 100 million deaths occurred because of communism. For me, as a Christian, my faith will not allow me to vote for someone who aligns with communist ideals.

 The Communist Manifesto states: “...Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” This is the basis for all socialism and progressivism as well. It is godless and evil. The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21, 22, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” There is great deception in the vain words of socialists and communists. They ply the nature of humans with powerful words like “rights” when, in reality, they wish to kill, steal and destroy. Let us remember communism and those who run to it.

8.5.16
The Victim Shield and analyzing the news

One of my favorite things to do is coach. Coaches tend to watch a lot of video. This helps to break down what works and what doesn't work. I remember teaching my wife a football 101 kind of course on the formations and positions and how to identify certain types of plays. It afforded her a better understanding of how the game works and she has become quite good at conversing about the particulars during games. This type of breakdown is also helpful in analyzing and discerning the news. There is a playbook that people use to get their points across as well as to manipulate the media. Understanding the plays, gives better insight on how the game is played. Let’s discuss the Victim Shield play.

The Victim Shield is simply using victims to make arguments, pre-empting a counter-argument by droning on about the suffering of the victim-spokesperson. Alternative opinions must be preceded by proof that the speaker has "sacrificed" more than the victim. The Victim Shield play has many formations and options. For example, Islamic terrorists in Israel fire rockets from schools or hospitals into unarmed villages. When the Israeli military retaliates, the Islamists claim the Israelis bombed a school or hospital. They use the headlines to curry favor before the United Nations Human Rights Committee by demonstrating how the Israelis devalue the lives of poor Islamic “Palestinians.”

Recently, there were news segments and stories asking the question whether Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump had ties to Russia. The genesis of these headlines came from the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s voicemail and email systems, which the Clinton campaign floated as possibly done by the Russians and inferred that Trump was behind it. Once again, emails revealed Clinton’s negligence, mean-spiritedness, and cunning conniving. But her campaign was successful in making her the victim and turning the headline on Trump. The Clinton’s are masters at this—Benghazi was the result of an anti-Islam video; Classified email scandal was a conservative conspiracy; and so on.

 The latest in the Victim Shield play is Islamic lawyer Khizr Khan who stood behind his son, a Muslim who lost his life defending America in Iraq. Khan, an immigration attorney whose business is advocating for illegals and Sharia Law clients, made an accusatory plea for continued carte-blanche immigration of Muslims into America. Trump comments against immigration of Muslims from known terrorist states were met with “how dare he attack a family who lost a son while defending America.” The Victim Shield play deflected the issue and threw it back on the one pointing out the problem. Try looking at the news from a Victim Shield perspective and you may find the real game. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “take heed that no man deceive you.” 

8.4.16
​Political and prophetic truth and Democrats and Islam

It has been revealed that the US “president” paid Iran a $400 million ransom for the return of four American prisoners. So he negotiated with the world’s foremost Islamic terrorist state and paid them for setting free Americans who were wrongly imprisoned. Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told a reporter from an NBC News affiliate, “Actually, this is kind of old news.” Yes, kind of like “What difference does it make?” Then there is the firestorm over an Islamic lawyer whose US soldier son was killed in Iraq. Khizr Khan, a featured speaker at the Democratic Convention, says “our” Constitution requires us to continue the nonstop importation of Muslims. Americans need to see the pattern here.

In the Democratic Party, it’s all about Islam. But Americans, in general, are not getting it. Islam is at war with America. The Democratic Party is embracing Islam. There is no question. The “president” opens the borders to hundreds of thousands of Muslims with no way to tell which ones are terrorists. Hillary Clinton wants to quadruple that number. The “president” pays Iran for hostages and to build out its nuclear program after ten years. Hillary Clinton says its old news. On the biggest Democratic platform, Khizr Khan says “our” Constitution requires Muslim immigration and when he is called out on this fallacy, the media writes that because he lost a son in Iraq, nobody can challenge his assertion.

Investigative reporter Wayne Madsen sees the trend. Writing for Infowars, Madsen reports: “And here we run the circle back to Khan’s favorite candidate, Hillary Clinton. Clinton’s close aide and reported lesbian lover, Huma Abedin, has close links to radical Wahhabist Islam through her mother, the Pakistani-born Saleha Mahmood Abedin. Saleha Abedin resides in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and teaches sociology at Dar Al-Hekma College in Jeddah.” And yes, we all know the Muslim Brotherhood ties to Abedin, and to Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine. So why all things Muslim with the Democrats? The Democratic Party leadership is comprised of hardline socialists and communists. Islam is in alignment with totalitarianism.

The “president” is a proven Islamist Marxist—not entirely by his words, but by his deeds. Clinton is a Saul Alinsky communist. Illegal and open border immigration is the fastest ticket to the overthrowing of the Constitutional Republic of the United States. Deflecting the obvious by labeling those who point it out as racists, bigots or worse is the tactic used to confuse the issue. The political reality also relates to the prophetic. Biblical prophets point toward the Arab/Islamic nations as those who come against Israel (and the Messiah) in the Day of the Lord. It stands to reason that communists and Islamists align in the Beast empire. 2 John 7 says, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” Communism and Islam both deny Christ. ​

8.3.16
Discernment, confusion and Exodus 18

In the coming months there is going to be a lot of information fired at you. You will see many emails, news reports, commentaries, blogs, radio and television ads and other forms of media. In fact, it will be information overload. There may even be an ebb and flow of your thoughts from one decision or another and back again. Everyone on the political scene will be trying to make their point. Some will say that because of their moral principles they can’t vote for this candidate or that. Some will say that Christians shouldn’t participate in the political process. Some will say that there is only one choice. So how do you discern what to do? What is the course that you should take? How would God want you to proceed?

First and foremost, during this and any other national election, we must keep in mind that we are not electing a religious or spiritual leader—not electing a pastor. There is no real political solution to the problems the world or our nation faces. If we are relying on a political savior, we will be highly disappointed. The Lord gives us guidelines in Exodus 18:21 on the type of leader that we should be seeking: “able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.” That is the standard. Most candidates will not measure up, so we need to choose the one that comes closest. That is not necessarily accepting the lesser of two evils, but rather the one that comes the closest to the standard.

When a candidate is known to lie; supports issues or causes that God specifically abhors; sets out to compel redistribution to others of what you work hard to attain (covetousness); this is one that should not be supported or voted into office. If both candidates do these things equally, you still have an obligation to discern which one will come closest to the standard. Remember that throughout the Bible there were leaders who didn’t measure up, but some still did the will of God. Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus come to mind. While many Christians would argue that they were God’s men, they also did not meet the Exodus 18 standard for leadership.

Notwithstanding, God gave Americans the right to choose our leaders rather than have kings or dictators. It is part of our civic responsibility to vote, and to vote responsibly. This has always provided clarity to me. God is not the author of confusion. People are asking how to vote responsibly when candidates do not measure up. Choose the one that you believe will best match the standard who has the best chance to win, and pray that the Lord blesses the choice and honors the intent of your heart. But to refuse to vote, or to vote irresponsibly, is akin to hiding the talent due to fear that the Lord would not be pleased. Don’t be confused or fearful. Discern, pray, act.​​

8.2.16
​Dem nominees and terrorists: Follow the money

Eight years ago on August 5, 2008, Federal Election Commission filings for the Democratic Presidential nominee indicated that he took some $29,500 in illegal campaign contributions from two Palestinians living in the Hamas-controlled Gaza. This information circulated for several days, but WorldNetDaily's Aaron Klein, tracked down the two brothers in the Tal Esaltan area of the Rafah refugee camp. Klein was unable to confirm if they were connected to the terrorist group Hamas, but he did confirm that they were not US citizens and that they contributed beyond the legal limits by any individual to a presidential campaign. Continued digging into the money trail demonstrated a pattern that continues with the current nominee.

The FEC continued investigating the contributions in 2008, but there was nothing ever done about them despite documented incidents of campaign finance violations. A host of accusations ranged from accepting money from non-US citizens for a political campaign; using the Internet for illegal financial solicitations; receiving more than the allowed $2,300 from any individual for any campaign; falsifying records to hide illegal contributors, and so on. The mainstream media gave it virtually no attention. Currently, the Clinton Foundation has received huge sums of Islamic money. This support provides a solid financial base for Hillary Clinton to campaign for president, some call it money laundering.

Connecting the dots in August 2008, there was an ever-increasing case to be made about the support of the radical Islamic world for the future “president’s” campaign--and worse yet, his support for radical Islamists. Libyan dictator Moammar Qadafi said that the future “president” is a Muslim who claimed to be a Christian in order to win the US presidency. The future “president” supported his cousin Raila Odinga for Kenya's presidency resulting in a bloody purge of Christians and an agreement with Islam to establish Sharia law upon his victory. His fundraiser Hatem El-Hady once headed an Islamic front charity that was shut down by the US government for raising money for Hamas and other terrorist factions.

The “president's” campaign started in Chicago at the home of unrepentant former head of the Weathermen terrorist group, Bill Ayers and his wife Bernardine Dohrn, who was once on the FBI's most wanted list. These are all people who hate America and want to see the Republic replaced with their brand of communism or Islamic fascism. Isaiah 30:9 says, "That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the Lord." Eight years ago, The Daily Jot covered this. Since then, there has been a terror attack on American soil every year. Today, there is a candidate and running mate with similar ties to terrorism. The funding, the connections, the history are all there. We cannot afford another four years of increased terrorism because of wrong-minded philosophy and “friends” in Islamic nations. ​

8.1.16
Clinton to raise taxes by a trillion

Now that Hillary Clinton has made history by being the first woman nominated to be president by the Democratic Party, there will be another first if she is elected—to raise taxes on you by ONE TRILLION dollars. She says that she will try not to raise taxes on Americans making less than $250,000, but her proposals say otherwise. She wants an increase in the death tax—so government can take your inheritance; increase payroll taxes—money you will never see; a tax increase on gun purchases, soda drink purchases, income taxes, and $400 billion in what she calls a “fairness tax.” That means you are really going to get hammered. All the while, Clintons donors are finding loopholes to avoid paying taxes. Take a look.

Mossack Fonseca is a law firm that registers offshore companies to evade taxes and launder money. Recently, a leak of its client base through the “Panama Papers” indicated a “who’s who” of close friends of Clinton and her philandering husband. McClatchy News reports among them are Gabrielle Flalkoff, finance director for Hillary Clinton’s first US Senate campaign; the Chagoury family, which pledged $1 billion in projects to the Clinton Global Initiative; and Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, who was at the center of a Democratic fund-raising scandal when Bill Clinton was president; and late billionaire investor Marc Rich an international fugitive when Bill Clinton pardoned him in the final hours of his presidency.

It will take years to unravel the Friends of Clintons shenanigans to evade taxes, and perhaps even launder money to unscrupulous causes (think Saudi Arabia, Huma Abidin, Muslim Brotherhood, etc.) using offshore accounts and the scandal-ridden Clinton Foundation. But the hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton is further exposed by her rhetoric against offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes. McClatchy reports that at the recent AFL-CIO convention she condemned what she called “outrageous tax havens and loopholes that super-rich people across the world are exploiting...Now, some of this behavior is clearly against the law, and everyone who violates the law anywhere should be held accountable.” Accountable, really?

Hillary Clinton is proposing a ONE TRILLION dollar tax increase if she is elected. She goes around the country condemning the rich and their tax avoidance. She collects hundreds of thousands of dollars for her speeches (which is essentially legal money laundering for her campaign). Yet her closest allies, who give her and her husband hundreds of millions of dollars, are suspected money launderers and tax evaders. There is a warning in Proverbs 22:16, saying, “He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.” Clinton and her ilk oppress the poor while saying they support the poor. Those that give her a vote will see fruits of coming to want. She is a destructive person by virtue of her history and body of work. 

7.29.16
A time to reflect on God and Country

As the Democratic National Convention comes to a close, I am impressed that true Americans are vilified by the “party,” and anything standing on ethics, morals and traditional values is ridiculed, mocked and frowned upon by those who lead the Democratic Party. It is the counter-American party. Those who first came to this new land were predominantly Christians who fled Europe because of religious persecution and/or the hope for a better life. This is documented through the writings of those who settled in Jamestown, Plymouth and even the Huguenots who settled in what is now Florida in the late 1500s. The “state of mind” of these early Americans was freedom of worship and enterprise.

Our first president, George Washington, gave great insight into what it means to be an American in his 1796 Farewell Speech. He said, “Citizens, by birth or choice, of a common country, that country has a right to concentrate your affections. The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations. With slight shades of difference, you have the same religion, manners, habits, and political principles. You have in a common cause fought and triumphed together; the independence and liberty you possess are the work of joint counsels, and joint efforts of common dangers, sufferings, and successes.”

Washington pointed out that all citizens have independence and liberty in common. He said that for the most part, Americans share the same religion, manners, habits and political principles. That is, they were Christian; they were individualist, enterprising, and depended on the “national union” of our government “as of the palladium of your political safety and prosperity.” It is for this reason that Washington believed Americans should be watching for the nation’s “preservation with jealous anxiety...and indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest, or to enfeeble the sacred ties which now link together the various parts.”

The Founding Fathers envisioned a limited government where citizens would give up some independence for the protections needed to have a civil society. In this way, the Founders used Exodus 18:20-21 as a guide to establish our Republic, “And you shall teach them ordinances and laws, and shall show them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do. Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them...” Self governance can only be accomplished through good citizenship. As you consider the Presidential election, perhaps measure them on the balance of Washington’s words and the premise of Exodus 18, and make the best choice.​

7.28.16
More leaks show Clinton money for access schemes

It’s all about the emails these days and how careless Hillary Clinton is with them. On one hand, her husband has a “chance” meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch and a week later, the FBI closes out its investigation of Hillary with a “she didn’t mean to break the law” type of statement. Top Secret emails on a private email server in her bedroom closet that, the FBI concluded, were accessed by hostile actors. Now, somebody hacked the files at the Democratic National Committee (an arm of the Clinton campaign), and this time, the emails indicate the dirty, behind the scenes dope on how Clinton and her minions sold access and influence for huge sums of campaign donations.

The emails, according to ABC News, indicate that Clinton’s DNC arm was all about the money. People were able to pay to play. Large donors received special seats in special meetings, even down to a big donor with cancer getting bumped from a meeting because he couldn’t pay enough. The resulting explanation from a staffer was that every one gets sick. The cold and calloused peek behind the scenes at the Clinton money machine only gives the impression of a system where influence is bought and sold like a commodity and the Democratic National Committee is the exchange market. Democrats are the ones who have yelled the loudest about campaign finance reform, yet their donors are shook down for $200,000 for a dinner with Hillary Clinton.

What is truly amazing about the coverage of this latest “reveal” is the media is trying to make Clinton out to be the victim instead of focusing on the ethical and legal issues of her actions. Politico, for example, wrote: “The surfacing of the files just hours before [sic] the “president” was set to speak at the Democratic National Convention is sure to raise more questions about leakers' intent to disrupt Hillary Clinton’s campaign during her party’s nominating convention.” They are trying to blame Russia for the leaks. Interesting, if Russia has Clinton’s and the DNC’s emails, what does that tell us about how well Clinton protects sensitive information? It speaks volumes about her qualifications to be president. Moreover, who cares about the leaker’s intent to disrupt Clinton’s campaign—what about the content that exposes her dirty dealings?

As in Ezekiel 8, the Wikileaks email and voicemail revelations are just the doorway to the abominations of Clinton and her henchmen. The Lord spoke to the prophet Ezekiel in verses 8 and 9, saying, “Son of man, dig now in the wall: and when I had digged in the wall, behold a door. And he said unto me, Go in, and behold the wicked abominations that they do there.” I encourage all Christians to dig into the wall and discover for themselves the truth behind the Clinton façade. Yes, many will say that all the politicians do this and its no big deal. We have got to quit discounting the most evil thing because everyone else is doing it too. The Clinton’s do dishonesty. That is their trade. Until Americans hold them accountable, they will continue to do so. Remember the saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. ​

7.27.16
​The prophetic war of the world

The month of July has been extremely violent for Europe. Islamic terror attacks from July 14 through the 26 left a priest beheaded in Rouen, a doctor shot dead in Berlin, a woman killed with a machete in Reutlingen, a bomber killing himself and 15 others in Ansbach, a shooting rampage killing 9 in Munich, five injured by an axe wielder in Wurzburg, and the truck attack that killed 84 and injured scores more in Nice. This is in addition to bombers killing 32 in Brussels in March and the November 2015 attack in Paris, killing 130. Is Islam is at war with Europe? Can one make the assumption that the “migration of immigrants” from Islamic states to Europe is an invasion? What does it mean for the US?

The US “president” is doubling down on his efforts to introduce into the US tens of thousands of Muslims from terrorist-sponsoring states by the end of his term. AP reports that the White House is expanding its efforts to bring Central American illegals to come to the US legally. Yes, you read that right. No relief in sight if Hillary Clinton becomes president. Her campaign promise is to fast-track making illegals in America, as well as the so-called “refugees” from the terror-sponsoring areas, legal citizens. Already, violent crime has increased in the US over last year. Contributing to the homicide numbers are illegal immigrants and Islamic terrorists—some using guns in the most gun-restricted cities.

Observing reports from the Democratic National Convention, one could conclude that the Democratic Party is trying to harness the energy of anarchists and pander to every special interest group that has a beef with America, especially those who are here illegally, and those who are committing crime. It is almost as if the Democratic Party is fomenting a revolution to establish an anchor-hold for socialism by using every dissatisfied, angry, mentally anguished person they can find to pit in class warfare against one another, and against those who would naturally abide by the law. Law and order is becoming a large issue in America, especially as “immigrants” bring with them anarchy rather than assimilation.

 The world is at war. It’s not a conventional war. Islam is at war with the world. An ally of Islam is communism, or Marxism. If we can look at this through a different lens, it may become clearer. In WWII it was the Axis vs the Allies. The Axis was Germany, Japan, and Italy (Islam helped). The Allies were the US, Britain, France, the Soviet Union and China. It is clearer if one views this today as Islam, anarchists, and Marxists vs the US, Western Europe, and law-abiding peoples. Western nations don’t want to admit they are at war, but it is clear that Islam is leading a coalition against the West. We may be seeing the foundation being laid for the prophecies of the end times when the Beast speaks blasphemies against God, deceives those on earth, and makes “war with the saints (Revelation 13:4-17).” Watch and pray.​

7.26.1
​Hillary-Kaine: All things Muslim

Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine is reported by the Washington Times as promising a bill to legalize all illegal immigrants in the first 100 days of a new Clinton Administration. Now this would most certainly include all the radicals, would-be terrorists and criminals so important to the Democratic Party’s strategy of “remaking” America into the newest communistic society. But even more radical will be the continuation of the terrorist group Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign policy partner and organizer of all things Muslim in the new Clinton Administration. Both Clinton and Kaine have long-time ties with Muslim Brotherhood activists, signaling a pattern to America that Islam will remain front and center under Clinton.

Clinton’s right hand woman is Huma Abedin. Abedin’s brother, mother, and deceased father are all confirmed to have leadership ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. This assists in connecting the dots between the current Administration’s assistance of the Muslim Brotherhood in government takeovers in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yeman, and now Syria, where the Muslim Brotherhood in 2012 funded a military arm to help topple the Assad regime.  The Muslim Brotherhood is using the facade of democracy to gain Western support as it works to reestablish the Caliphate. The Democratic National Convention hosed a “Juma” in 2012, a congregational prayer of all adult Muslim males. No word yet on this year.

Tim Kaine also has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Breitbart reports, “He appointed a Hamas supporter to a state immigration commission; spoke at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect; and received donations from well-known Islamist groups.” Breitbart documents that In 2007, Kaine was the Governor of Virginia and, of all people, chose Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. In the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial, federal prosecutors named MAS as an overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America. Omeish is also an officer of the Muslim Students Association, the Islamic Society of North America, and Dar al Hijra Islamic Center—where al Qaeda operative Anwar Al Awlaki is Imam. This is a terrorist front.

Uncovered in that Holy Land terrorist funding trial was a 1991 Muslim Brotherhood plan to colonize America by creating a “Civilization Jihad” on all fronts of society. Abedin, Omeish and many others associated with Clinton and Kaine are rooted in this philosophy. It has been the philosophy of the White House during the entire tenure of the current Administration. Clinton supported the Muslim Brotherhood as Secretary of State, has a top aide born from the Muslim Brotherhood, and has picked a running mate with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Christ said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Does anyone believe that this influence will not continue?

7.25.16
​Hillary and her emails

There is a pattern with Hillary Clinton and her emails. First, she sets up a private unsecure email server in her home to which FBI investigators say that “possible hostile actors gained access,” that she was “extremely careless” with top-secret documents, and that there was “evidence of potential violations of statues.” Now, the Democratic Party’s Chairman, Clinton’s close friend, fellow socialist, and associate, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, is stepping down because of emails documenting that Clinton and Shultz conspired to undermine socialist Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and post a fake Craigslist job ad depicting rival Donald Trump as a boss that sexually molests his female employees. What pattern?

This pattern indicates that Clinton is not qualified to be president because she continuously uses emails, which are able to be documented, to do things that she thinks are secret. She has placed America’s national security in jeopardy with her careless violation of policies, procedures and laws. And she and her cohorts have exposed her campaign to the public, revealing the scurrilous details of how dirty politics is played. Just a reminder for those Christians who claim that they cannot in good conscience vote for Trump: not voting or voting for a third candidate may make one feel like they have stayed their “principles,” but in reality this is a vote for Clinton .

There is, however, even a greater pattern. Clinton’s scandals are too numerous to list in this Daily Jot. Her choice of a running mate is also embroiled with scandal. Vice Presidential choice, Tom Kaine, has been investigated for receiving lavish gifts from those hoping to gain his favor while he was Lt. Governor and Governor of Virginia. Kaine also is in lock-step with Clinton in advancing radical Islam. As governor, he appointed Muslim American Society President Esam Omeish to Virginia’s Immigration Commission. The Muslim American Society, according to federal prosecutors, was “founded as the overt arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.” He was also head of the Muslim Students Association and served on the Islamic Society of North America’s board—all named co-conspirators in the 2008 Holy Land terror funding trial.

There is no “Yeah, but they do it, too” argument for this repeated behavior that lacks character. It is a lifelong pattern of Hillary Clinton and she chooses people who have the same lack of character and honesty. As Christ said in Matthew 7:15-16, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits.” While Clinton is no prophet, she is coming to the American public in sheep’s clothing, and her track record is that of a ravenous wolf. We can recognize her by her fruits. The Democratic Party seems to attract candidates who are counter to traditional American values. Their emails and their actions have recognizable patterns.​

7.22.16
Changing from the change

In 2008, the current “president” ran on a theme of change. Americans, he said, wanted change they could believe in. He said he wanted to remake America. After eight years of change, Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump is betting that Americans want change again—this time a change away from the socialist horror show that has played out over the past years—record national debt, loss of jobs, open borders, terrorist attacks, racial tension, wealth redistribution, lawlessness, Constitutional undermining, destruction of traditional marriage, tax dollars for abortion (Planned Parenthood funding), and the list goes on and on. There is no end to the problems that have been created over the past eight years.

America needs change that's for sure. Problem is, without a true moral reformation in this country, there will be no real change. Change that needs to take place would be a change like recognizing and acknowledging God as the one true God, and keeping his commandments. This would lead to spiritual, social and economic restoration. It would lead to electing leaders who were chosen based on God’s requirements for leadership—able men that fear God, men of truth, who hate covetousness. This would lead to parents teaching their children respect for law, that it is better to give than to take, that you work for what you get, and you rely on your ingenuity, your God-given talent, to make your way.

Yet when many politicians talk about change, they use words that find points of agreement, but in reality, they are talking about making abortion more available; giving more special rights to people who identify themselves with sexual perversion; growing the government even bigger; taxing Americans to feed, house and give jobs to the poor in other countries; taking our personal liberties away from us with intrusive laws and regulations; integrating our country with other civilizations who would impose their will upon the framework of our Constitution; and keep exporting jobs overseas so our workforce diminishes and becomes beholden to the government for sustenance.

America needs a change in its moral fiber to survive as a nation. This means doing the right things and choosing moral leaders. Jesus Christ said in John 14:15, "If you love me, keep my commandments." We have become a nation that seeks to hide the Commandments and the name of Jesus. Yet we want change from our current situation, which is become dark and void of God in favor of political correctness. Yes, Mr. Trump is correct. Americans want change. The question is: Do Americans want to change? If we as Americans, especially as Christian Americans, were able to change others by our example, there may well be enough wisdom in this country to solve the problems we say we want to change.​

7.21.16
​Embracing the enemy

Four years ago (July 20, 2012), Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin and the Muslim Brotherhood were in the news. Now as the Republican convention comes to a close, WorldNetDaily reports that one of Donald Trump’s foreign policy advisors, Joseph Schmitz, thinks that bills in Congress to declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization are a good idea. Egypt and the United Arab Emirates already have banned the Muslim Brotherhood, and Israel agrees that the MB is a terrorist organization. Notwithstanding, the current “president” and Hillary Clinton both see the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign policy partner and have staffers in high-level positions who are associated with it.

The current “president” and Clinton’s record and reputation speak for themselves when it comes to foreign policy and national security. It is recorded in countless news stories that this “president” and his administration is actively in league with the Muslim Brotherhood in helping overthrow Arab countries in the name of “democracy.” It has been proven and reported repeatedly that Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin’s family is intimately connected to the Muslim Brotherhood. The overall connections of this Administration to the Muslim Brotherhood have led to a Congressional investigation whether there is influence by the terrorist group on US policy.

In 2012, Senator John McCain and House Speaker John Boehner along with many other Republicans condemned Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann who wrote letters to intelligence and national security agencies raising questions about the Muslim Brotherhood. The letters, signed by four other Congressmen, accused Abedin’s deceased father and brother of being part of the Muslim Brotherhood, and her mother part of the Muslim Sisterhood. The Abedin family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood have been reported in both Arab and Western media. Bachmann was doing her job raising a concern for America’s national security. Clinton, Democrats and many Republicans denounced her for it.

Either the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist organization or it is not. Its plan to destroy America was entered as evidence in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial that ended in convictions of those who were laundering money to fund another terrorist group, Hamas. Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Ca) told WND, “…clearly you have an administration who sided with the Muslim Brotherhood, and even when the evidence is that they are a terrorist organization…” Trump recognizes the enemy. Clinton embraces the enemy. Our national security depends on recognizing and dealing with our enemies. As citizens and Christians we must as Jesus warned in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Four years ago the Muslim Brotherhood was newsworthy as an enemy of America. Clinton supported it. Nothing has changed.​​

7.20.16
The show in Cleveland

Let me preface this Jot by saying that while I have read various accounts and have seen some video of the Republican Convention in Cleveland, I have not watched it live. For me, it’s all a show. It’s politics. Conventions are designed to showcase the party’s platform and to gin up support from the various demographics needed to put together a victory in November. From blowhard pontificators to Muslims praying for peace, the GOP convention has something for everybody. It raises the caution flag for some. It solidifies support from others. Overall, it’s politics. I didn’t watch the convention. I won’t watch the Democratic Party convention. Hot air. Ear tickling. Politicians. Come November, I know what to do.

Folks, there will be a lot of fur flying between now and November. It’s a lot of noise. When you get down to it, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. Many dislike the choices we have. The remedy to that has long passed as to impact the choices, one has to have early involvement in the local committees. Reagan-era Christian Republicans did this. Since that time, preachers have been preaching that Christians shouldn’t be involved in politics. So we get what we get when we listen to the whitewashed sepulchers. The choice of the lesser of two evils is repulsive to many. But there is a choice and one is far more evil than the other. We are not electing a pastor—but we really don't do too well at that either—just saying.

When I look at the political landscape as it currently exists, there is no way that I personally can accept another four years of socialism on steroids and the possibility of putting communists in the majority of the Supreme Court. That would change the nature of our country for the next century—seriously. I’m particularly sensitive to the socialist/communist trend in the Democratic and Republican parties because this type of political system requires that religion and morals are abolished in submission to government. This is where our country has been heading. It is deeply disturbing, but unless those with the light of Christ can engage outside the four walls of their churches, the nation will continue in this direction.

To not participate in this election, in my opinion, is a cowardly act rather than one of principle. No offense intended to those who believe otherwise, but if you are offended, this kind of statement is hitting a raw nerve for some reason. We as Christians must start somewhere to bring this country back. God gave us the freedom to choose. Exercising that choice to the best of our values with what is before us is our liberty. Keep in mind that no man (or woman) will magically lead our country to morality, justice and righteousness. That must come from the hearts of the countrymen. And that results from the example of those who are disciples of Christ. As Ephesians 5:15-16 says, “See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Focus on substance, not the show.

7.19.16
​Turkey, Iran and the Prophecy clock

Two events on the world stage in the past week have possibly contributed to the end time prophecy clock ticking forward. Turkey’s failed coup and Iran’s revelation of a side agreement that allows it to develop a nuclear weapons program sooner than had previously been reported are two events involving nations of the coalition that come against Israel in a colossal end time battle prophesied in Ezekiel 38. Ezekiel 38:2 says, “...set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against them.” Magog, Meshech, Tubal are all located in what is now modern Turkey. Verse 5 says, “Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them...” Persia is modern day Iran.

Associated Press Monday published an investigative story claiming it had obtained a copy of one of the side agreements of the Iranian nuclear deal that gave Iran the ability to enrich uranium in half the time the White House had told America. The story then was pulled and replaced by a much shorter story on how Iran’s Foreign Minister bragged about expanding the nation’s nuclear program as part of the agreement. A year ago when the “president” was negotiating with the terror state he denied there were side agreements. Iran, however, has continued developing non-nuclear parts of a nuclear weapons system, testing missiles, chanting the mantra “death to America,” and claiming it will annihilate Israel.

The original AP story that was replaced said “the document is the only secret text linked to last year's agreement between Iran and six foreign powers. It says that after a period between 11 to 13 years, Iran can replace its 5,060 inefficient centrifuges with up to 3,500 advanced machines. Since those are five times as efficient, the time Iran would need to make a weapon would drop from a year to six months. Iran says its enrichment is peaceful, but the program could be used for nuclear warheads. Two diplomats providing the information Monday demanded anonymity because they weren't authorized to do so.” The American “president” lied to the world in saying that the Iran deal made the Middle East safer.

Turkey’s attempted coup will likely accelerate its “president’s” desires to ditch democracy for Islamic Sharia rule. The recent Islamic State terrorist attack in that country is an indicator of how Islam works—violence begets solidification. Turkey has been assisting IS since its inception. Currently, Turkey and Iran are rivals as they are positioning for control of the Middle East. We know, however, that Magog (Turkey) eventually leads and Persia follows. These players represent both Shiite and Sunni Muslims who unite against Israel in the “acharit-hayamim,” meaning the end of days. God will destroy them with earthquakes, fire and brimstone. Ezekiel 38: 21 says, “...every man’s sword shall be against his brother.” Tick-tock goes the Prophecy clock.

7.18.16
​The dark side

America is under a great attack from the dark side. Police killings, terrorist attacks, racial unrest, corruption, finger-pointing, demagoguery are all part of the obvious problems. It seems like the floodgates of evil have been opened and the demons are having a field day. Some will call it judgment, others will say it’s consequences. Irrespective of your perspective, it is obvious that there are deep-rooted issues that need to be addressed. They are issues that have come to a head after years of bad leadership—both spiritual and political. Until there are changes in leadership, these types of issues will continue. We cannot keep doing the same thing and expect different results. This is how the dark side arises. 

The question is, “What can we do?” Many want me to tell them what to do. That is not my charge, nor my calling. But I can encourage you. In the deepest darkest night, the ships in the ocean look upon the horizon for signs of danger. If they see a lighthouse, they know they are approaching land and must exercise caution. That little bit of light shines through the darkness and gives direction, hope and safety. Those of us who proclaim Christianity have a particular calling in times like these. Jesus said in Matthew 5:14, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.” Ephesians 5:8 says, “For you were once darkness, but now are you light in the Lord: walk as children of light.”

Those who do not know the Lord cannot be held to the same standard as those of us who do. Yes, they need to obey the laws and understand that taking a life, or lives, is wrong. But in the absence of the light of the world, which is Jesus Christ, are their hearts changed beyond the law? Romans 10:13-15 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!”

You can make a difference. In fact, you are called by Christ to make a difference. Jesus said in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” America is experiencing a great darkness. Within you is the light of Christ. As Paul exhorts in Romans 13:10-12, “Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” While many seek a political solution to the darkness, the best remedy for the dark side is the Light of Christ. You have it. Share it as the Holy Spirit leads you.​

7.15.16
America in the end times

Many theologians and students of the Bible have various theories of America’s position and role in the end times. Some argue that the use of the word “Eagle” in certain verses refers to the United States. Others believe that certain descriptions of Babylon point toward the modern America. Others use numerology to decipher America’s involvement in eschatology. Certainly, many of these theories could well be considered “types and shadows,” or examples if you will, of how a nation could be positioned for a certain purpose in the end times. America has played and is playing a substantial role in eschatology--some good, most not.

The United States was instrumental in helping bring about the reestablishment of Israel, a fulfillment of several prophecies such as Isaiah 66:8, “Who ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Is a country born in one day? Is a nation brought forth all at once? For as soon as Zion went into labor, she brought forth her children”; and, Ezekiel 37:21-22, “I will take the people of Israel from among the nations where they have gone and gather them from every side and bring them back to their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel.”  Until the current administration, the US had been a longstanding ally of Israel since 1948, playing a strong role in Bible eschatology.

The US has also played a strong role in aligning the nations that will come against Israel in the Day of the Lord. President Jimmy Carter began the march of the end time “Beast” prophecies by deposing the Shah of Iran and supporting democracy there in 1979. The radical Shia government came to power under the Ayatollahs. President Bill Clinton used the power of America to support the Islamic takeover of Kosovo. President George W Bush and the current man who occupies the Oval Office promoted democratic Islamism (surely a contradiction in terms) in Gaza, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Yeman. The White House has been positioning America to do the same in Syria.

A map of the Islamic Caliphate that ruled over the Middle East and Eastern Europe from 1299 to 1923 indicates that America has helped reestablish Islam in well over half of the land mass of that former Ottoman Empire. After World War II, the US supported the democratization of Turkey, the linchpin in end time eschatology as revealed in Revelation, Daniel, and Ezekiel. Saudi Arabia has been a perceived US ally as well as a backer of radical Islam. The former Ottoman Empire nations are those mentioned in Ezekiel 38, Psalm 83, and the Beast Empire in Daniel 11 that comprise the specific nations that come against Israel in the Day of the Lord. While there is no specific mention of America in the Bible, her prophetic role appears to be significant. ​

7.14.16
Free speech and global warming

In August of 2012, former Vice President Al Gore said that global warming has reached such a height that “it’s like a nature hike through the book of Revelations.” Al Gore the prophet is no more accurate than Al Gore the global warming alarmist. It is the book of Revelation, which has nothing to do with long term weather patterns, but with God’s judgment on earth. Trouble is, Gore, the current “president” and his assumed successor Hillary Clinton want to ban speech that is in opposition to global warming, which is now called “climate change.” The Democratic Party platform currently calls for prosecuting companies who mislead the public “on the scientific reality of climate change.”

Notwithstanding, the scientists at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU), the official source of global warming/climate change data, fabricated the data. It is a lie perpetuated by politicians. The UK Telegraph, once an advocate of global warming, had a turn about in 2008. Environmentalist reporter James Delingpole blew the whistle on scientists after he obtained 1079 emails and 72 documents from the CRU. He wrote in 2009 that scientists were practicing “Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organized resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.”

Also in December of 2008 some 650 scientists refuted Gore’s concept of global warming. Nobel Prize winner for physics Ivar Giaever said, “I am a skeptic. . . Global warming has become a new religion.” One of the UN’s own IPCC scientists from Japan, Dr. Kiminori Itoh, said in the report that global warming fears are “the worst scientific scandal in the history…When people come to know what the truth is, they will feel deceived by science and scientists.”  Environmental scientist Delgado Domingos of Portugal says, “The present alarm on climate change is an instrument of social control, a pretext for major businesses and political battle.”

Genesis 1:28 defines man’s role in the environment, “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion . . . over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”  And after the great flood of Noah’s time, God promised in Genesis 8:22, “While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.” Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Only God the Creator has power to destroy earth. Man is its steward. And we should not be deceived by men who are using fear of the earth’s destruction to create a new religion, a new social order.​

7.13.16
​On the precipice of bondage: A prophetic warning for America

Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Throughout the Bible, we see examples of where unrighteous rulers brought devastation upon their people. We see that God uses nations to judge Israel, and in their harshness and wickedness against Israel, YHVH then allows for the destruction of those nations. It is in these examples where the citizens of America must take great pause and repent because the vast majority of its leaders, irrespective of political party, behave unrighteously. These leaders also are enabling the enemies of Jerusalem to organize and unite under faux-democracy. It may be the perfect storm for America.

Galatians 4 speaks of how Christians are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free. This is specifically dealing with those who follow the Messiah are not heirs of Ishmael, but are children of the promise--which is found in the line of Isaac, son of the “freewoman.” Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith the Messiah has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Aside from the outright depravity permeating our American society, which is no small thing, America’s leaders are taking our country--physically and spiritually--toward Ishmael, who is the father of Islam. Our leaders have rushed headlong into alliance with the most antichrist system known to the world.

Over the past decade, billions of dollars of our tax money has supported establishing Islam. So-called “democracies” are being set-up with Sharia Law constitutions using the financial and political assistance of the United States. In every case, from deposing the Shah of Iran to the Palestinian Authority to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Turkey, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Yeman, and now Syria, your leaders and your money has been and is being used to institutionalize the very same nations named as coming against Jerusalem in the Day of the Lord. Zechariah 12:3 says, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces...”

America’s sinful nature combined with its leaders insistence of becoming “entangled” with the yoke of bondage through materially supporting the antichrist system of the bondwoman--Islam--can only result in destruction. Already, our economy is weak, our people are out of work, folks are losing their homes, families are broken, and the government is encroaching on every freedom. Judgment is upon America, brooding over her as a dark devouring cloud. How harsh it is with wicked leaders. How much more will it be because Americans, whose majority call themselves Christians, have been given the God ordained right to choose their leaders? There is a fine line between freedom and bondage, and America is treading the micro-pixels of it.​

7.12.16
The prophetic crossroads of a house divided


Given the already nasty nature of the 2016 Presidential campaign and the mind-boggling issues facing the United States, the outcome of the elections is going to have a pivotal impact on the future of our nation and our families. The general mindset of the elected official is globalist. There are few who will stand up for what is right, and when they do, the news media and their political opponents cry loud and hard. It is arguable that we have become a nation where morality and financial responsibility have been replaced by moral relativism and politically correct financial management. Given, however, the immense challenges we face as a people, will we survive as a nation?

Jesus said in Matthew 12:25, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” He later says in verse 39. “He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.” Politicians are trying to consolidate their power by pitting class against class, conservative against liberal, have-nots against haves, women against men, children against parents. They are trying to divide rather than unite. If you do not understand, just look at the television ads for the presidential race. Little is being said about how to unite together to fix problems. A lot of finger pointing is going on and it will continue through November.

In another time, this nation would be on the verge of a civil war. Trouble is, few care, but many have an opinion. The ones who care are marginalized as hate mongers or extremists or both. This kind of divisive speech only further drives wedges into disagreement. But the problem is far deeper than the ranting of political opponents. Informed citizens should be able to discern between truth and lie. The real problem is what Christ said that “he that is not with me is against me.” The nation as a whole is not with Jesus. The nation tolerates sodomy, abortion, covetousness, idolatry, lies, and false teachings as “judging not lest we be judged.” Using the Bible to justify tolerating abomination.

We need to get back to finding what God wants for us. The first part of Jeremiah 6:16 says, “Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask about the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it, and you shall find rest for your souls...” This is good advice. If we as a people could find it in ourselves to find the good way on the ancient path, we would be on the way to healing ourselves, our families, our communities, and our nation. Unfortunately, like in Jeremiah’s time, our nation is so divided, the resolve of the people is as in the second part of Jeremiah 6:16, “But they said, We will not walk in it.” Meanwhile, Europe is in turmoil, the Islamic caliphate is killing everyone it can, illegal immigration is causing crime rates, and the FBI won’t enforce the law against blatant lawlessness. We need to resolve ourselves to the ancient paths.

7.11.1

Gun control, the Founders and Christians

Politicians and media alike have been haranguing the American public about cracking down on gun availability in our society. There is a tremendous misinformation campaign being conducted by those who want to disarm American citizens. Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party presidential candidate is among the most ardent and vocal supporters of disarming all Americans. Clinton vows, if elected, to “take administrative action” to require individuals who sell guns to do background checks, will increase the number of gun sales subject to background checks, and to limit gun purchases by “people in dating relationships” that could become domestic abusers. In reality, she is on record as saying that she wants to ban guns.

On Hillary Clinton’s website, she makes a point of banning guns by holding gun manufacturers responsible for gun related deaths. The site says, “Hillary believes the gun industry must be held accountable for violence perpetrated with their guns. Hillary will lead the charge to repeal the so-called “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act,” a dangerous law that prevents victims of gun violence from holding negligent manufacturers and dealers accountable for violence perpetrated with their guns.” Her approach, therefore, is to say that all manufacturers and dealers are responsible for the actions of the purchasers of their guns. This is like saying that car manufacturers should be held responsible for drunk driving deaths.

The gun control crowd’s appeasement is that they respect that the 2nd Amendment guarantees the right of citizens to own guns for hunting and sport shooting. Of the dozens of quotes by Madison, Jefferson, Adams, Lee and more, perhaps Noah Webster said it best in his 1787 “An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution”: "Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States."

In 1788, Richard Henry Lee wrote, “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike especially when young, how to use them.” The Founders wanted to guarantee that any standing army would be regulated by citizen armament organized into militia. This was the only way to protect and defend personal liberty. Even Jesus believed in personal defense. He instructed his disciples to purchase the common weapon of his time--the sword: “And he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one (Luke 22:36).”  The leftist “hunters” argument is propaganda to undermine the right to protect and defend oneself and one’s family against the opponents of liberty--whether they be thieves or governments or both.

7.8.16
When the rule of law breaks down


Jesus said in Matthew 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Some interpretations use lawlessness, wickedness, abundance of evil, and sin in substitution for the word iniquity. The actual Greek word is anomian, transliterated as anomia, meaning without law, lawlessness; the utter disregard for God’s law; the impact of lawlessness on one’s soul. Chapter 24 is about the end times. Jesus is saying that because the laws of God are not followed, the love of many grows cold. We are seeing, in the very least, a type and shadow of this very profound proverb taking place in our nation on a daily basis.

Bold in the headlines this week was the “acquittal” of Hillary Clinton without the benefit of a public trial. Her crooked and lawless dealings have resulted in decades of scandals that follow her like the stench that follows a garbage truck on a hot day. Yet, she is celebrated as the first serious female candidate for President, a woman right’s activist, and a champion of progressive (communist) government. Her lawlessness is not only the disregard of the laws of our nation, but also the disregard for the laws of God. She is an example of what is wrong with our nation, its leaders and the people who elect them. There are even those who call themselves Christians who would vote for this soulless, evil person.

Clinton is not without company. From breaking his oath to uphold the Constitution by choosing which laws he will enforce and those he will not to supporting Islamic terrorist groups, the occupant of the Oval Office has contributed to a growing lawless society. He has imported lawlessness willingly and dutifully through allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants into the US, who commit violent crime after crime, are arrested and then allowed to go free. He has revered criminals as heroes and has contributed to the waxing cold of the love that Americans should have for one another. Congress, as a whole, is no better. It has allowed the lawlessness, as has the Supreme Court.

Now we have a powder keg of violence, the fuse once again lit by police officers who killed the black men they were arresting. This gave the Islamic- and Marxist-inspired Black Lives Matter an excuse to hold demonstrations, which lured police into an ambush, leaving five policemen dead. Lawlessness upon lawlessness, violence upon violence, terror upon terror all because not only the rule of law in our nation has broken down, but also because God’s laws are not followed. One precipitates the other. When there is a total disregard for God’s law, the love that humanity should naturally have one for another waxes cold. As Christians, we need to reach out, not withdraw. A kind word turns away wrath. It’s a start. We have to start somewhere as we are charged to be light in this dark and dying world.

7.7.16
​A law for the Clintons, another for us


Attorney General Loretta Lynch, fresh off a private meeting with former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac, has closed the case against Hillary Clinton with no criminal charges. The concept of rule by law was undermined by true Democracy. Democracy is a system governed by the majority or by the mighty rather than a system of set laws, like a Republic. The privileged prevailed. FBI Director James Comey pronounced his own law when he said that “our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” Here we have unelected political appointees admitting there are legal violations, but making an independent determination to close the case rather than let the legal system play out.

The Founding Fathers chose a Constitutional Republic as the governmental system because they wanted the rule of law in our nation. They wanted one law for all so that the rich, the mighty, the despot would not be able to escape justice; so that the poor, the weak, the lessor in society would have the same justice as all citizens. A democracy opens the door for the very chicanery we have seen with the Clinton case—two sets of law--One for the Clinton’s and one for everybody else. The current Administration, as documented by Bloomberg, has prosecuted a record number of people for playing loose with classified information. Not Hillary Clinton. Not even a trial, just an administrative dismissal of the case.

Cornell University Law School has posted on its website “18.U.S. Code & 793-Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information.” This law enumerates the many ways that anyone who willingly shares defense related information or knowingly loses it “Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.” This is likely just one such law that Hillary Clinton should have been brought up on trial. There are many, many more. But there are two sets of laws in this nation, especially highlighted by the “progressive” [sic Marxist Islamist] regime now in power—one for common folk like us who are harassed by the enforcer everyday, and one set for members of the exclusive public service echelon.

The Biblical principle behind the rule of law is God’s way to hold society accountable and provide individual protections. Moses established a system of courts to hear the people’s grievances and judge them according to God’s laws, which does not change. Democracy, in its purest form, allows the law to be a moving target, changing with the whims of the people or those in charge of the people. This is how we have arrived at such a spot in our justice system. The beauty of the American Republic was that people were not above the law. As in this case where the FBI said Clinton did not intend to break the law, Numbers 15:29 says, “You shall have one law for him that sins through ignorance, both for the children of Israel and for the stranger that sojourns among them.” Thus, the saying, “ignorance is no excuse for the law.” Except for the Clintons.​

7.6.16
​Who shall demand justice?


Pay no mind to the man behind the curtain. There is nothing to see. It took only eight days after Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton for the FBI to decide against indicting Hillary Clinton even though she may have broken several laws. The FBI reports to Lynch under the Justice Department. Of course, Lynch told reporters that the 30-minute meeting between her and the first-man wannabe was by “chance” and that "There was no discussion on any matter pending before the department or any matter pending with any other body. There was no discussion of Benghazi, no discussion of State Department emails." So America is supposed to believe the FBI squish is coincidence?

FBI Director James Comey told reporters “Although we did not find clear evidence that Secretary Clinton or her colleagues intended to violate laws governing the handling of classified information, there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information…we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal e-mail account...Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case.” What else would one expect of an FBI Director who was hand-picked by the current “president”?

While there is evidence that a crime has been committed, there was extreme carelessness with top-secret documents important to national security, and it is possible that enemies of America gained access to this information, Clinton is off the hook because she didn’t intend to commit the crime. This “no intent, no harm, no crime” concept would never fly with any law enforcement officer or unconstitutional government agency investigating folks like you and me. Tell it to the IRS agent auditing your restaurant receipt or the police officer stopping you for going 38 in a 30 mph zone. No, this is a travesty. This regime of corrupt cronies is creating a class of untouchables who are above the law.

On one hand Comey says, “To be clear, this is not to suggest that in similar circumstances, a person who engaged in this activity would face no consequences.” On the other hand, he says, “Only facts matter, and the FBI found them here in an entirely apolitical and professional way. I couldn’t be prouder to be part of this organization.” This is duplicitous double talk. In any other case where such evidence and suspicion were present, the FBI would eagerly prosecute to the fullest. The Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch-James Comey political connections bought a stay out of jail pass. As in Isaiah 59:4, “None call for justice, nor any plead for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.” Who shall demand justice?​

7.5.16
​The age of American lawlessness


During the week leading up to July 4, 2012, Americans experienced an incredible week of historic events. Founded on the principle that government was instituted to protect the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that week was an amazing display of how government, if not limited by the people who empower it, can become an all powerful leviathan. The very rights the government is instituted to protect are those which the government is taking from the American people and putting in the lockdown of elected and appointed tyrants. Perhaps they do not think of themselves as such, but their actions speak louder than their words. In four years, what has changed?

We have a non-elected Supreme Court trampling all over liberty and an elected presidency refusing to enforce the law. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled that your right to life--the very stewardship of your life in all of its sustainable aspects--can be taken over by the government and it is the government’s Constitutional prerogative to tax you for this privilege. The Court legalized socialist health care by calling it a tax. Fast forward to 2016, the Supreme Court ruled on another life issue by further instituting the right to kill the unborn. The majority of America wanted no part of this forced redistribution of wealth, but the “president” and his party forced it upon us. The backlash: he was elected for another four years.

In July 2012, the Executive Branch arrogantly refused to enforce the law. One glaring example was the Defense of Marriage Act. Another was immigration laws where the “president” issued an Executive Order for illegal alien amnesty. The Administration told Arizona that it would not enforce the portion of the law that the Supreme Court ruled Constitutional. Congress voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for not cooperating on a gun running scheme the Administration was involved in with Mexican drug cartels. The Justice department said that it would not prosecute Holder even if Congress demands it--the US Attorney works for Holder. What has changed in four years?

A Constitutional Republic, which is what America is founded upon, requires a representative government to abide by and enforce the law. Jesus said in Matthew 24:12, “And because lawlessness shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” In this, the laws of God are not followed resulting in love growing cold. When the laws of God are not followed, society is no longer safe, the general welfare goes unprotected. The Founders interwove the laws of God in writing the Constitution. The current leadership is dismantling it. If We the People allow this to continue, our rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness will become enslaved to tyrants and be like chains around our necks. We knew these things four years ago. Another opportunity presents itself to make at least an incremental change, or remain in an age of growing lawlessness.

7.1.16
Lest we forget


I memorized the opening of the Declaration of Independence in grade school. I would wager that most kids these days don’t know what it really meant. As we enter into the July 4th weekend, please be encouraged to share your favorite parts of the Declaration with your family and friends. “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.

“The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.” Some of the 27 grievances listed included:  a refusal to assent to laws, “the most wholesome and necessary for the public good;” obstructed administration of justice; made judges dependent on his will alone; made a multitude of new offices which harass the people…Sound familiar? Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Let us remember the blessings of our nation and the price of Liberty.​

6.30.1
Clinton says public’s right to know is wrong


Judicial Watch is a citizen’s watchdog organization led by Tom Fitton. Fitton and Judicial Watch are a beacon of light shining on the government’s secrets that are of interest to or could harm the public. Judicial Watch actually does the mainstream media’s job—hold accountability and exposes wrong-doing. Tom Fitton is a modern-day hero because he exposes to the light the dark things this leviathan government does. To that end, Fitton has been relentless in Freedom of Information (FOIA) requests, something Hillary Clinton and her campaign says represents everything wrong about our political system. In reality, Clinton is everything wrong about our political system, and Judicial Watch is exposing it.

In response to Judicial Watch’s investigative bulldogging on Clinton’s email illegalities and Benghazi negligence, Bloomberg reports that Clinton’s campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said that Judicial Watch "represents everything that is wrong with our political system…Manufacturing wrongdoing has been central to their singular agenda since their inception. Worse, they do this by clogging up the courts at the expense of tens of millions of tax-payer dollars. Justice is the last thing they seek. They are only interested in headlines, and have made a complete mockery of our system. And if you want proof, just look at this latest round of leaks that are contradicted by their own transcripts. It's truly disgraceful."

Let’s break this statement down. A spokesman for Hillary Clinton says holding her accountable “represents everything that is wrong with our political system.” Clinton also believes that her email scandal and her calloused negligence and lying in the Benghazi catastrophe is the product of Judicial Watch “manufacturing wrongdoing.” Clinton blames Judicial Watch for “clogging up the courts” at tax-payers expense when in reality it has been Clinton’s refusal to cooperate with both federal authorities and the public’s right to know that has clogged up the courts and cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Clinton accuses Judicial Watch of making a complete mockery of our system, but her personal attacks and denials are at the center of this mockery. Clinton says justice is the last thing Judicial Watch seeks, when Clinton herself avoids justice.

This is a textbook case of projection. She is accusing Judicial Watch of everything that she has done and is doing. She also is saying that neither her nor government should be held accountable for wrong-doing. This is a tried and true Clinton media strategy of deny and attack. She is expert at speaking of good as if it were evil. As Christian Americans, we need to beware of this and weigh it every time her or her representatives speak. May we take heed that we are not deceived. Psalm 120:2 says, “Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.” And Psalm 31:18 says, “Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.” May it be so.​

6.29.16
Clinton fruits revealed in Benghazi report


The final Benghazi Committee report indicated then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lied to the public about the particulars of the terrorist attack and had an important hand in denying military assistance to embassy personnel during the attack. It took the Clinton campaign only moments to roll out a tried and true campaign tactic to discredit the findings. Clinton’s presidential campaign said that the 800-page report was a partisan conspiracy theory. Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon callously dismissed the report, saying, “this Committee's chief goal is to politicize the deaths of four brave Americans in order to try to attack the [sic] administration and hurt Hillary Clinton's campaign." Nothing to see here, right? Wrong.

First and foremost, the report continued to confirm that the Administration in general, and Hillary Clinton specifically, lied to the public about the cause of the attack and who was responsible. The report documents the comments made in parallel with the actions known. Clinton and National Security Advisor Susan Rice told the public one story when they knew the truth. Furthermore, the truth of the Benghazi attacks—that it was terror-related and not a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Islam film—was covered up as a deliberate act that included the “president,” Clinton, Rice, and the White House public relations staff. They conspired to repeatedly lie to the American people in hopes of reshaping the political narrative.

Congressman Trey Gowdy’s letter summarizing the report states: “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the only official statement from the U.S. government regarding the attacks. At the time the statement was released, the Secretary’s office had real-time information about the attacks from multiple sources…The Secretary’s statement included the line “[s]ome have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet”—a reference to the video. Nothing from the agents on the ground, or the Deputy Chief of Mission in Libya, mentioned anything about “inflammatory material posted on the Internet.” News articles did.

 “The Secretary’s statement therefore began a series of public statements by senior administration officials over the next two weeks that conflated the attacks with the inflammatory material—despite a lack of intelligence or eyewitness accounts ever linking the two together.” The report also revealed that Clinton was uncooperative with the investigation and that more unsecured emails were discovered. Moreover, her actions allowed four Americans to die. This report alone should solidify in every American voter’s mind that Clinton is unfit for holding any public office. She is a liar, a conspirator and a lawbreaker. Jesus said in Matthew 7 there are many false prophets who wear sheep’s clothing, but are ravening wolves, “Wherefore, by their fruits you shall know them.” We know Clinton’s fruits, and that should be enough to ensure she holds no elective office.​

6.28.16
​SCOTUS decision changes nothing


The US Supreme Court decision protecting abortion clinics changes nothing. It only further demonstrates that even without one of the most conservative judges on the court, abortion remains sacrosanct by the highest court. A decision that doctors who commit abortions will be considered guilty of murder—now, that would change America. A culture that is so enamored with rights, cannot even uphold the right so prominently spoken in its founding document: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Think of what these unelected tyrants could do with three more leftists on the court.

But there is a solution to the abortion issue: Christians. Yes. Christians. First, just because there is a law that makes murder legal, doesn’t mean one has to do it. Prostitution is legal in Nevada, but Christians don’t have to participate in it. A law such as this does not force participation. If Christians would hold the line on abortion, conquer this evil by showing the love of Christ, holding accountability to those we know, teaching the precepts of life and true liberty in Christ, getting outside the four walls of the Sunday clubs and shining the light of Christ, aiming at changing hearts, AND, at the same time working to make abortion illegal, perhaps there would be no one patronizing abortion clinics.

There are many, however, who call themselves Christians who believe abortion should be legal. Many pastors preach it from the pulpit, or secretly support it. Imagine the public outcry if today’s so-called “civil rights” leaders would take abortion on as the issue it was intended to be—Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood wanted abortion legalized for the purpose of eradicating Black people. Yet leftist politicians, such as Hillary Clinton and the current “president” claim they fight for the rights of people of color. What about their right to life? There are so many things wrong with abortion that no nation, doctor or prospective parent who participates in abortion will escape judgment save for the blood of Christ.

 As Israel in Jeremiah 2:34, America stands guilty and shameless in the sacrifice of her children, “Also on your skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but plainly upon all these things.” This evil is no secret thing. A Supreme Court decision allowing abortion clinics to have lower medical standards causes these lost people to carry signs and dance in the streets, rally in public, howl to the rooftops in celebrating their man-given “right” to kill their own babies. Oh how they need Christ! There is no solution in government, nor in politicians, but only in Christ. We are his messengers, not in judgment (for that is his alone), but in love. It’s thing to criticize. It’s another to act.​​

6.27.16
Prophetic implications of Brex
it

The exit of Great Britain from the European Union has left many wondering whether this accelerates or decelerates the one-world order Beast empire of the end times. One school of thought is that it delays prophecy because the revived Roman Empire predicted as the platform for the antichrist is suffering a setback. Some say if Turkey moved ahead with plans to enter the European Union, that it would then become a primary stakeholder in the revived Roman Empire theory. Turkey, however, has grown increasingly Islamic and less European in nature (It is part of Asia Minor, not Europe). But there is yet another way of looking through the prophetic lens at the toothless European Union and its break up.

Daniel 12:4 says, “But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” As we approach the end times, knowledge is increasing, especially about what the prophets were saying about the end. As we study the Old Testament prophets, map their words with those of Jesus and the Apostles, and apply history to them, the picture becomes clearer. Not one European nation is mentioned among the nations that come against Israel in the end times. Those that are mentioned are all traditional enemies of Israel going as far back as the foundations of Esau and Ishmael. Today, they are all Islamic nations.

The Islamic Caliphate/Ottoman Empire, headquartered in Turkey, was one of the longest lasting empires in history spanning 624 years from 1299 to 1923. It ruled over much of southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. Its control over the Middle East was far greater than the Roman Empire. Some scholars now believe that a revised Ottoman Empire is the one prophesied by Daniel as the end-time antichrist system. Also the antichrist army of Ezekiel 38 is led from specific locations in Turkey--Magog, Meshech, Tubal. Jesus is quoted in Revelation 2:13 that Pergamos is “even where Satan’s seat is...where Satan dwells.” Pergamon is in Turkey.

Given the current Islamic invasion of Europe under the guise of “refugee migration,” it is possible that within a short period of time, traditional Europe as a political body will be even weaker than it is today. As Islam increases in power, the possibility of an end time caliphate of traditional enemies of Israel can rise to tremendous political power as a platform for the beast empire. Britain’s exit from the EU signals a setback in prophecy to those who believe a revised Roman Empire will be the one that the antichrist rides to power. Britain’s withdrawal signals an acceleration of prophecy to those who see the antichrist leading a coalition, or caliphate, of Israel’s traditional enemies in the Day of the Lord. Irrespective, it’s on God’s time.​

6.24.16
Congressional Dems hypocritical gun protests


The entire gun debate in both houses of Congress is an attempt by Congressional Democrats to continue to chip away at the Second Amendment right to bear arms, own guns. They know that once a citizenship is disarmed, they can rule with impunity. History is proof—Nazi Germany, Communist Russia, Communist China, Cuba, most third world dictatorships, and so on. You don't have to look far. But the height of hypocrisy is to blame the Orlando terrorist attack on guns. Guns don’t kill without someone pulling a trigger. And no matter how you look at it, the criminals will always find ways to get guns. Look at the US cities with the strictest gun control laws. They have the highest murder rates by those using guns.

The latest racket to disarm law abiding citizens is a bill to prevent people who are on a terrorist watch or “no fly” list from buying guns. On the surface, this sounds like a good idea. But in reality, it is obfuscation. If those people wanted guns, they would get them. The Islamist that attacked in Orlando worked for a Homeland Security contractor. Using that logic, we should ban guns for anyone working for Homeland Security. Banning guns from people on watch lists complicates the law. They have done no crime. Their rights are being taken away because the government has put them on a list. This is a bad precedent to set in the name of public safety. It is taking rights away for what people might be thinking.

There is a better way. Enforce the law by banning Islamic immigration. Chapter 2 Section 212 of The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (Public Law 414), prohibits entry to the US if an Alien is a member of or affiliated with any organization that advocates or teaches, the overthrow by force, violence, or other unconstitutional means of the US or of all forms of law, and Aliens who publish, circulate and distribute materials teaching or advocating the overthrow by force, violence or other unconstitutional means of the US Government or of all forms of law. Islamic immigration to the US would be prohibited under this law because the Koran, Sharia Law and the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam, which is antithetical to the US government, the Constitution, and to the Republic.

Muslims who believe the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. Whether Islam is a religion is immaterial because the law states that Aliens who are affiliated with any “organization” that advocates the overthrow of our government are prohibited. It also prohibits those who distribute literature that advocates the overthrow of our country, which would include the Koran. Does Congress have the integrity to act? Or shall we be a nation like that in Isaiah 59:14 where, “justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” I think you know the answer. The silly sit-ins and rhetoric are just that.​

6.23.16
​Choosing wisely


Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump met with leaders of the Christian community to discuss politics. From reports circulating by those in attendance, Trump did a pretty good job convincing a wide cross-section of Christian leaders that he will, in fact, stand up for Christian values if he is elected President. In general, he is reported to have committed to choosing pro-life, conservative values driven Supreme Court justices and working to allow Christians with government-approved 501C3s to speak openly about politics. Some came away convinced that Trump was the right presidential candidate in comparison with presumed Democratic Party nominee, Hillary Clinton.

With the aging Supreme Court, there is a possibility that the next President could actually select up to five justices, which could establish the court’s political direction for the next 30 years. Imagine how the continuation of leftist, godless, communist-oriented court decisions would impact our nation’s future if Hillary Clinton was able to make those selections. I have heard many Christians criticize Trump, and many do it by just making general statements without any documentation to back them up. Trump, however, has made a commitment to appoint justices that are pro-life and values oriented. That is a differentiator that Clinton will never be able to make. For this reason alone, Trump should be seriously considered.

Trump announced a new advisory board of evangelicals. The list is an eclectic mix of people. There are those who support Israel, those who are politically active for conservative social values, those who are controversial, those who are well respected, those who are genuine nut cases, and those who are keepers of the word of God. This is not necessarily a group of people who will be able to turn the country around, but a group of people who are representative of the Christian community. It is a smart move by Trump, but only a handful are part of the solution—meaning the rest have been part of the problem (promoters of emotional, extra-biblical, self-indulgent doctrine).

Trump, unlike his communist opponent, has made some pretty straight-forward declarations. He says he is for Israel and will reverse the anti-Israel, pro-Islamic policies of the past eight years. He said he would fight to allow pastors with 501C3s to speak freely about politics. He said he would appoint pro-life judges. He said he would stand firm on not allowing threats into our nation through open immigration. This is a good start. We know that Hillary Clinton will do none of these things. Let us be reminded of Exodus 18:21 in choosing “able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.” There are only two legitimate choices with a chance to sit in the White House. The choice is not perfect. Choose wisely. ​

6.22.16
The slippery slope of appeasing terror


US Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried to hide from the public the transcript of the Orlando terrorist’s 911 call announcing that his killings were to the glory of allah and his allegiance to the Islamic State. Lynch told NBC News’ Meet the Press Sunday, June 19, that a transcript of the call would be released, but it would not contain the references to “this man’s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups.” The “president” also omitted any reference to radical Islam alluding to the Orlando, saying “there is no magic to the phrase ‘radical Islam.’” Tuesday, Lynch addressed a crowd in Orlando saying that “Our most effective response to terror and to hatred is compassion, it’s unity and it’s love.” Really?

This “president” and his administration took the US on a journey with Islam starting with the “president’s” New Beginnings speech in Cairo on June 4, 2009. Among many false statements about the historic relationship between Islam and America, the “president” punctuated his falsehoods, saying, “America is not–and never will be–at war with Islam.” The New York Post’s Paul Sperry writes, “America has now averaged one serious Islamic terrorist attack a year on [sic] the president’s watch, yet he still insists the threat from radical Islam is overblown and that he’s successfully protecting the nation.” The Administration’s love, honor, respect, cover-up approach to defeating terror is only emboldening terror.

After public outcry, the Justice Department and the FBI had to reverse Lynch’s course and release the full transcript of the Orlando terrorist’s 911 call. In explaining why, the joint statement read: "The purpose of releasing the partial transcript of the shooter's interaction with 911 operators was to provide transparency, while remaining sensitive to the interests of the surviving victims, their families, and the integrity of the ongoing investigation. We also did not want to provide the killer or terrorist organizations with a publicity platform for hateful propaganda.” When does a partial transcript provide transparency? Also within minutes of the attack, Islamists used it as propaganda without any transcript. Empty words.

The idea that Islam can be defeated with love; the pledge that the US will never be at war with Islam; the redacting of the words about Islam from terrorist transcripts; all point to an appeasement strategy that the history of Islam proves is impotent. Further, substituting “God” for “allah” only signals submission to Islam by the nation with the largest population of Christians on earth. This administration’s policies on Islam are a death threat to every law-abiding citizen. As written in Jeremiah 6:14, “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.” Some translations say they offer only superficial treatment for the destruction of the daughter of my people. In short, this administration may not be at war with Islam, but Islam is at war with us. And, maybe, so is this administration.​

6.21.16
Altering laws and times: FBI claims allah is God


The US Department of Justice and the FBI are among the latest in the “president’s” administration to use the name allah and God interchangeably. This is a disgrace. While there are minor differences between reputable Jewish and Christian scholars on the true name of the one true God, it is not allah. Yet presidents Bush, Clinton, Bush, and the current “president” all say they are the same. Now the FBI and the Department of Justice are saying God (YHVH) and allah are one the same. This is blasphemy and should be offensive to every Christian and Jew. The FBI re-released a redacted transcript of the Orlando terrorist attack, restating references to Islamic State, but changing references of “allah” to God.

Justice and the FBI Monday released a joint statement regarding the Orlando terrorist attack, saying: “The purpose of releasing the partial transcript of the shooter's interaction with 911 operators was to provide transparency…Unfortunately, the unreleased portions of the transcript that named the terrorist organizations and leaders have caused an unnecessary distraction from the hard work that the FBI and our law enforcement partners have been doing to investigate this heinous crime.  As much of this information had been previously reported, we have re-issued the complete transcript to include these references in order to provide the highest level of transparency possible under the circumstances.”

In reissuing the complete transcript, the FBI altered a major fact: they replaced “allah” with “God” in every use of the name during the 50 second transcript and put the describer “[Arabic]” next to the word “God” in each instance. YHVH God does not instruct his people to kill Christians and Jews wherever they are seen. The Koran, the “holy” book of “allah” and the so-called prophet Mohammad, does. It does so contextually and repeatedly. The one true God does not call for enslaving people, beating women, compelling conversion, rape, sodomy, lying, steeling, or murder. The Koran and the hadiths of Islam do—in context and repeatedly. There is no association between allah and YHVH God. None.

The Koran says in Sura 19:29: ”Allah forbid that He Himself should beget a son!” Sura 17:111, says “Praise be to Allah who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in His Kingdom...” 2 John 7 says, “Many deceivers have gone out into the world; they do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.” We must, at some point, put away our worldly distractions long enough to see what is happening. If this government will lie about God, who is wrapped in our national heritage, there is no end to its deception. With the FBI saying that allah is God, is it not bowing to Sharia? Is this a type and shadow of the Daniel 7 prophecy of altering the laws and the times?​

6.20.16
​A prophecy of what God wants


There is a lot of debate back and forth as to whether America is done, finished. Some Christians say there is no hope for America, that judgment is upon her and that she is on the way out. Others say that it’s all in God’s hands and He will decide what happens to America. Still others say that Christian Americans need to exercise 2 Chronicles 7:14, and “humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” And there is even an ilk that suggests never giving up, doing the Lord’s work, praying and acting in faith. Not all are wrong. Not all are right. But what does God want?

Now I know that many will push back and say, “how do you know what God wants?”  In general, if you read the Bible, you will know what God wants. And all the excuses and over-spiritualization are never going to hit the mark if you are true to yourself with God’s Word. Isaiah 58:2 tells us, “Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching God. Why have we fasted, they say, and you see not? why have we afflicted our soul, and you take no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exploit all your laborers.”

The religious leaders and many of their followers in the time of Isaiah were much like those today. They want everyone to know they are fasting and praying and sounding spiritual. But that’s not what the Lord wants from his people. Isaiah 58:5-7 tells us: “Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?”

Going through the motions, but not making them count for much, is the same as making a show of fasting and praying. Did the Lord say “go to this conference or that,” “make a big show over your spirituality,” or “make my house a kingdom unto itself”? No. We hear from the Lord through Isaiah, and from the Lord Jesus himself that our “fast” here is to loose the bonds of wickedness, undo the heavy burdens, set the oppressed free, feed the hungry, house the poor, clothe the naked. These are actions backed up by prayer and faith. If the “church” body was doing these things, showing its faith by its works, there would be extraordinary and supernatural impact on our nation. More so than attending any self-improvement seminar.

In fact, the Lord spells out the reward of these actions in Isaiah 58 in verses 9-12, “Then shall you call, and the LORD shall answer…And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in the darkness, and your darkness be as the noon day: And the LORD shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones: and you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. And they from among you shall build the old waste places: you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of streets to dwell in.” This is what God wants, for you and for our nation.​​

6.17.16
​A government against the people

This has been a very revealing week for Americans. The recent terror attack in Orlando and the response by leadership has raised questions that none of us should have to ask as citizens of a free nation. At a time when CIA Director John Brennan warned the Senate Intelligence Committee that Islamic State terrorists are likely to be smuggled into the country through legitimate “refugee flows,” the White House has said it has allocated additional staff and added more processing locations in the Middle East to expedite the screening process of Syrian refugees in an attempt to bring in at least 10,000 by September 30. This begs the question: Is the current leadership purposely trying to destroy America as we know it?

Also, appearing on Fox News “Hannity” Tuesday, former Homeland Security officer Philip Haney said the US government has willfully deleted critical information that may have prevented the two recent Islamic terror attacks on American soil. He said that in 2012 the State Department shut down an anti-terrorist initiative, demanding intelligence based on religious affiliation be disregarded out of concern for Muslims’ civil liberties. He said that the attacks in Orlando and San Bernardino may have been prevented if this policy was not in effect. Notwithstanding, it is extremely irresponsible and disturbing that our government would deliberately protect the rights of terrorists at the expense of innocent citizens.

CIA’s Brennan says Americans can expect more “guerilla” attacks by lone wolf terrorists with allegiance to the Islamic State (IS). McClatchy DC reports Brennan said in his prepared testimony that IS is gradually cultivating its various branches into an interconnected network. The branch in Libya is likely the most advanced and most dangerous, but IS is trying to increase its influence in Africa. The IS branch in the Sinai has become the "most active and capable terrorist group in Egypt," attacking the Egyptian military, government, foreigners and tourists. Who, during Arab Spring, destabilized Libya and Egypt by supporting al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood? The answer: the “president” and Hillary Clinton’s State Department.

We must actually suspend our disbelief to assimilate that the current leadership is either extremely incompetent or is purposeful in its actions against the defense of this nation and the general welfare of the people. Either way, it has become a government against the people. Moreover, the government’s strategy to prevent additional terrorist attacks is to placate Muslim communities, bring in more Islamic “refugees,” and to disarm US citizens. Ephesians 5:6 says, “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” The deception in this leadership is so against God that the consequences are likely to be felt by every one of us. We need to effect change or we will suffer the consequences of a government that has become destructive to the rights and safety of its citizens.​

6.16.16
​Hillary’s big donors are terror sponsors


In the wake of being ridiculed by Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump for not mentioning radical Islam and saying that gun control on all Americans was the answer to Islamic terrorism, Hillary Clinton was pushed into a political corner. She came out fighting, saying, “it is long past time for the Saudis, the Qataris and the Kuwaitis and others to stop their citizens from funding extremist organizations. And they should stop supporting radical schools and mosques around the world that have set too many young people on a path towards extremism.” Enter Saudi Arabia, whose Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, released a statement that the Saudis fund 20% of Clinton’s campaign, which is illegal.

In an pre-US visit report published in Arabic by Jordan’s official news agency Petra, then in English by the Institute for Gulf Affairs, the Saudi prince stated, “Saudi Arabia always has sponsored both Republican and Democratic Party of America and in America current election also provide with full enthusiasm 20 percent of the cost of Hillary Clinton’s election…” The Federal Election Commission reports indicate Clinton has raised some $211.8 million. 20% of this sum is $42.4 million. It is against US law for a foreign entity to fund a US candidate. But there is more. Clinton’s ties to terrorist-sponsoring Saudi Arabia have a long history. In 2008, for example, the Saudis gave up to $20 million to the Clinton Foundation, which oft has been accused of laundering money to Clinton political causes.

Oh, but the plot thickens. The Podesta Group is receiving some $200,000 a month for “public relations services” from Saudi Arabia. Founder of the Podesta Group, John Podesta, is Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. When the Deputy Crown Prince’s statement was posted, the Podesta Group issued a correction through Petra that Petra did not publish the statement by the Saudi Deputy Crown Prince, that it was hacked and the statement appeared. Notwithstanding, Breitbart reports that records verify Hillary Clinton’s foundation has taken between $74.5-87.8 million from Algeria, Brunei, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates, all Islamic nations. Some, Clinton admits, sponsor terrorism.

 Hillary says that the Saudis, Qataris, Kuwaitis and others should stop sponsoring terrorism. Yet her foundation has taken at least $75 million from them and others, with one claiming it funds 20% or $42 million of her presidential campaign. Add that Huma Abedin, whose family is foundational to the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist organization, is Clintons top aide, and her campaign chairman John Podesta works for the Saudis, and there is the appearance of something deceptive, illegal and dangerous to Americans taking place with Ms. Clinton. Why does she want to disarm American citizens? Is she an agent of Islam? These are legitimate questions. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Just make sure these free-walking criminals do not deceive you.​

6.15.16
​Wrong mindedness has deadly consequences


Whether they want to classify it as terrorism or not, the facts speak for themselves. Here we go…Iranian immigrant Mohammad Moghaddam opened fire in an Amarillo, Texas Wal Mart, took two people hostage, and was shot dead by police. Authorities say it was not terrorism because it was a work dispute. Folks, this white-washing of Islam by America’s leaders puts us all in harms way. When they don’t get what they want, these radical Islamists will not abide by the law, they follow Islamic custom. America’s leadership is in league with them by not calling this what it is: Islam is not compatible with free societies. But Islam is a useful tool in forwarding a totalitarianism agenda, such as communism.

Homeland Security chief’s Jeh Johnson’s solution to the problem of Islamic terrorism is disarming America. Johnson told CBS, “We have to face the fact that meaningful gun control has to be part of homeland security. We need to do something to minimize the opportunity for terrorists to get a gun in this country.” Why should the rights of American citizens be further violated because of one violent class of people? The first thing that comes to my mind is to put a ban on any Muslim that wants to buy a gun. But even then, they will have guns and they will commit terrorist acts. France is a perfect example. Huge restrictions on gun ownership, and yet 130 people killed by Islamists in November 2015.

Johnson’s solution is to appease Muslim communities in the US: “We're going to continue to build bridges to American-Muslim communities, not vilify them and drive them into the corners and shadows." Johnson’s, Clinton’s and “the president’s” bridge building nonsense likely comes from results of a study. The Washington Times reports, “But some researchers suggest the link to religion is less important than the marginalization immigrants and first-generation Americans may feel. In a study last year funded by the Homeland Security Department, researchers said those who felt instances of discrimination, personal shame or humiliation had higher propensity toward radicalization.”

 Does “feeling” instances of discrimination give someone the right to take another person’s life? Isn’t that exactly what the Koran teaches? If you don’t submit to Islam, you are discriminating against, and humiliating the Muslim religion, deserving of death. So let’s get this right. The groupthink of leadership in America is that we have to treat Islamists with the highest order of respect, give them what they want, take our weapons away from us, and they won’t harm us. This is absurdity. Never in history has this worked with Islam. This is wrong-mindedness. Romans 12:2 says, “…be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” We need transformational leaders who have renewed their minds to uphold what is right. It first starts, however, with us. ​

6.14.16
What’s wrong with this picture?


How can the news media and a vast number of Americans support the actions of leaders that are detrimental and harmful to society? It makes no sense whatsoever for the “president” and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to allow, and continue to allow, so-called “immigrants” into America from known terrorist states and have no idea of their religious/political beliefs that are dangerous to American citizens. And when these Islamic time bombs blow up, the “president” and Hillary Clinton want to disarm law-abiding citizens instead of going after the enemy. Something is terribly wrong with this picture. The American public should demand better than esoteric garbage ruling over common sense.

Our leaders have allowed this invasion of Islamic terrorists year after year, filling America with a deadly political system disguised as a religion. At the same time, these very leaders not only advocate, but demand, that Americans be disarmed so that Islamists can kill them easier. No—sorry—it’s true. These very leaders passionately advocate the tax-funded infanticide of millions of unborn Americans. These very leaders are advocates of lifestyles that are immoral and dangerous to society. These very leaders, and I’m talking the “president,” Hillary Clinton, and a host of those in Congress, support the most deadly policies against you and me, and they make us pay them for it. What’s wrong with this picture?

I have said it before and I will say it again: Islam is a beast system that attempts to devour all who assist it, all who oppose it, all who live within it. Its evils reach far beyond what any of us can even imagine. Yet we have an Islamic Marxist “president” for two terms. He has a nest of these vipers in high places in his government—in positions overseeing parts of national security. Hillary Clinton’s top aid Huma Abedin has ties to the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood. The Clinton’s Presidential Library is funded by Saudi Arabia, another terrorist sponsoring state. The Democratic Party’s love affair with Islam goes wide and deep. Yet we continue to allow these people to lead our country. What’s wrong with this picture?

Christian Americans have the moral ground, the authority and the majority to change this picture. We have got to stop arguing about stupid things, humble ourselves to what is important, and quit over-spiritualizing everything to make ourselves look holy when we are just using platitudes as an excuse for inaction. Ephesians 4:14 says, “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.” We need to stand up against these people whose words are nonsensical political correctness and deeds are clearly lethal to the general welfare and to the protection of life, liberty and happiness. ​​

6.13.16
Living with Islamic terror to the prophetic end


Though the US “president” refuses to call it what it is—Islamic terror—21st Century America is learning the unfortunate lesson of Islam. Islam is not compatible with a free society. Israel faces the same reality every day, living in the shadows of Islamic terrorism. The more Islam, the more slavery, crime, death and destruction. This is historic fact. Every State Department report on human rights points to the nations that violate liberty and human rights. They are those of Islamic influence. The “president” and the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for President, Hillary Clinton, both seek to import such by the hundreds of thousands. The deadly virus of Islam is here and is welcomed by certain politicians.

Islam is a beast system that attempts to devour all who assist it, all who oppose it, all who live within it. When the US “president” negotiated with the Islamic terrorist state of Iran, Iran’s Islamic leadership condemned America as satan. While billions of dollars were being released to Iran for its signature on a nuclear deal, Iran was not feeding its people, but rather increasing its military development by a like amount. There has been no US “president” as friendly to Islam as the current one, yet America is under continuous threat of Islamic terrorism. Wherever there is Islam, the peaceful and law abiding are in danger. The policies and Islamic advisors of America’s leadership have put our families in harms way.

Islam claims its roots in Ishmael. Genesis 16:11-12 says, “And the angel of the Lord said unto her (Hagar), Behold, you are with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael…And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.” Later, Esau (son of Isaac, brother of Jacob, grandson of Abraham) married Ishmael’s daughter Bashemath. Esau’s lineage became the enemies of God’s people along with the Ishmaelites. This heritage is what informs modern Islam as established by Mohammad, who claimed to be a direct descendent of Ishmael. Since its beginning, this has been a violence upon those who follow the one true God, YHVH.

The beast nations that attack Israel in the “latter days” are Islamic. Ezekiel 38 and 39 describe the nations that come against Israel in a colossal end time battle. Magog, Meshech, and Tubal are located in modern Turkey. Persia is modern Iran. Ethiopia is modern Sudan. Libya is Libya. All are aggressive Islamic states. The theme of Genesis 16:12 is repeated in Ezekiel 38:21, “And I will call for a sword against him (Gog) throughout all my mountains, says the Lord God: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.” Islam is a death cult. It thrives on death and destruction. It plies the weak with its religion, saying “peace, peace” when there is no peace. Because of bad leadership, Americans will have to learn to live with Islamic terror to the prophetic end. This Islamic virus is an ever-present threat to the civil and law abiding.​

6.10.16
The manipulation of the media


Last week, the political media was aghast that Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump called them “especially dishonest.” The flap centered on how the reporting about Trump’s donations to veterans groups fell short of what he said it would. He had given $5.6 million to date when he had told the media he was going to give $6 million, and that money was still coming in. The media was calling Trump a liar over his contributions. Trump was setting the record straight. Now that you see Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appearing in pictures with her arms spread like some third world country socialist goddess, you are once again seeing the “especially dishonest” political media.

The Media Research Council, a media watchdog group, completed a study of who covered the primaries, lending insight as to why Hillary Clinton is being touted as a goddess in waiting of her earthly coronation. MRC reports: “The news media are celebrating Hillary Clinton’s success this week at becoming the first woman to ever clinch a major party’s presidential nomination. “This morning, Hillary Clinton is making history,” NBC’s Andrea Mitchell chirped on Today. Over on ABC’s Good Morning America, correspondent Cecilia Vega saluted Clinton for “shattering the more than 200-year-old glass ceiling of American politics.” This only solidifies those who would vote for Clinton because the US needs a woman president.

A January to June MRC study of 950 stories about Trump and Clinton, however, indicates that broadcast networks organized their coverage to ensure that Clinton’s historic candidacy was almost entirely reported by women correspondents, while the GOP race was largely reported by male correspondents. MRC reports that 83% of the Democratic stories were reported by women. The opposite is true of the Republican stories, with 32% reported by women. MRC states: “While each network relied on a sizeable number of correspondents to cover the race, all three assigned a woman as the main reporter covering the Democratic primaries: ABC’s Cecilia Vega, CBS’s Nancy Cordes, and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.”

Add on top of this the personal politics of these reporters, which is heavily weighted as not only liberal, but socialist. Studies conducted in 1981 (The Media Elite by Lichter and Rothman) and in 1995 (Kenneth Walsh, US News and World Report) indicate that reporters vote for the Democratic presidential candidate 85% of the time, and White House correspondents vote for the Democratic presidential candidate 88% of the time. This is also an indicator of the bias in their reporting. The media’s goddess Hillary Clinton will get all the breaks unless she is indicted, and even then it will make her a victim. If you believe what these people report, you are being manipulated. As Isaiah 59:4 says, “None call for justice, nor any plead for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.” Don't be fooled by them.​

6.9.16
Battleground of the mind


In the coming months there is a war to be waged against believers in the one true God. The battleground is your mind. It cannot be stressed enough that the forthcoming election is a harbinger. America stands at a crossroads of ideals. The ideal of a nation founded, bred, steeped in the Judeo-Christian values found in the Holy scriptures versus the Marxist humanist ideal of abolishing all religion, morals, property ownership in deference to government almighty. This is what we are facing. It’s not about the imperfections of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. It is about the American ideal. The two candidates are merely representatives of whether Marxism will overtake our country, or it buys a reprieve, a chance.

Many have expressed their disdain that I would write about politics in this column. Some have told me to stick to what I am supposed to do, that politics is not in my wheelhouse. Others say that we shouldn't be discussing politics and religion, there is separation of church and state. My response is that this election is not about politics. It’s about the Judeo-Christian ideal of being an American and preserving those inalienable rights. Many are so blinded about the perceived evil in one candidate that they cannot see the greater and truer evil of the principality awaiting legal entry as represented by the other candidate. Separation of religion and state? How does one separate his spirit from his body? Only by death.

Are we, as the vast majority in this nation, going to become so bogged down in shades of gray and doctrinal gradients that we cannot or will not make a decision to save ourselves? There is a great threat to our way of life looming over us. We have had about a decade of this Islamic Marxism flooding our nation. We have had more than a generation of government promotion of sinful acts, our money funding them. While one person cannot right all this, nor will he try to do so, the other, however, will open the floodgates to the most anti-God forces we have seen to date.  Is it not time to at least begin to turn the country around rather than allow it to sink further and faster into the quicksand of Marxism?

As the Lord said in Ezekiel 22:30, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it.” This is what we have before us. And the battleground of our minds will determine the outcome. We will either focus on the American ideal, the Founder’s vision, of a free America with freedom of speech and religion, and inalienable rights, or we will succumb to the communist ideal of government as god. The question before us is ‘will we make the hedge and stand in the gap, or will we fall in the weeds of endless debate over gray areas and allow the enemies of God to overrun us?’ I for one, want to be counted among those who stand in the gap so that the last part of Ezekiel 22:30 is not realized: “but I found none.” We need to get our minds right for the time ahead.​​

6.8.16
The American Christian and the war against faith


Now that the primary election season has drawn to a close and the nominees for President are all but locked in, we as prophetic Christians have some considerations before us. Christians have been engaged in a war against our faith for over a generation. And for the most part, we have been witnesses--not witnesses as in standing in the gap for righteousness, but rather witnesses in the sense of watching our once Godly nation blessed by the true Liberty of the Lord dissolve into the bondage of sin in the name of humanist freedom. We have seemed too content to overlook this painful truth, and listen to the song of that sinful siren as she transforms our nation and citizens from light into darkness.

Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” The bondage spoken herein is the bondage of satanic-driven sin from which Christ’s death and resurrection freed all believers. Yet, in the name of freedom, it is the humanist sin that threatens to wrap itself around the very existence of this nation and squeeze its lifeblood. Is this the lot of Christians, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for the Liberty of Christ? Are we disposed to be among the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern our salvation and the eternal life of others?

Have we become a nation where the grace of God in His perfect Liberty is laid down as an excuse to become enslaved in humanistic bondage because what God judges as unrighteous, man judges as righteous? Have we become a silent kingdom of God’s people, betraying our Father in Heaven with tolerance of human correctness? Are we to remain with a mouth to speak, but our words are empty and powerless because we fear man rather than God? The doctrines of men are the deceptions to freedom and the chains of bondage. If you have ears to hear, and know the truth of that Liberty which frees all, to keep silent upon it is nothing less than treason.

 The Apostle Paul wrote in 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.” We should understand that the millions of Christians, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of us as a people and of the nations, and who will raise up forces to assist us in this battle. You see, the battle is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. In the months ahead, our light needs to be strong, and powerful and fearless and courageous. Pray, yes, but also act.

6.7.16
The under noticed failing economy


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 62.6% of the civilian workforce is employed. But the unemployment rate is only 4.7%. Ever wonder how 37.4% of the workforce is unemployed, but the unemployment rate is at 4.7%? A record 94,708,000 Americans were not participating in the labor force in May, an increase of 664,000 over April. Yet the government says unemployment declined by .3 percentage points. Some 1.9 million people in May alone have been unemployed for 27 weeks or more. Now the reason for the discrepancies is found in how the government manipulates the figures to make you think things are better than they are.

BLS defines unemployment as people who “do not have a job, have actively looked for work in the prior 4 weeks, and are currently available for work.” BLS also says that some argue that this definition is too restrictive and BLS economists have posted an alternative in another section of the website. That definition is “Total unemployed, plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force, plus total employed part time for economic reasons, as a percent of the civilian labor force plus all persons marginally attached to the labor force” The unemployment rate according to this calculation is more than double the official government estimate, at 9.7%. It still doesn't account for 37% of the workforce not having a job.

CNSNews, reports some 14,179,000 Americans have left the workplace since the “president” took office. The only current sector of the economy that showed job growth was health care, which added 46,000 jobs, which is related to socialist health care considerations—in other words taxpayers are paying for this “increase” in jobs. But the “president” keeps spinning his yarn. He said in his recent weekly address: “America’s businesses have created 14.5 million new jobs over 75 straight months.  We’ve seen the first sustained manufacturing growth since the nineties.  We’ve cut unemployment by more than half.  Another 20 million Americans have health insurance.  And we’ve cut our deficits by nearly 75 percent.” 

No matter how the politicians and the government want to spin the statistics, the fact remains that the US is under a tremendous weight of debt. Jobs are hard to come by. More people are on government assistance than ever before. And more people have given up on finding a job than ever before. This is a looming issue that seems to be overlooked by both politicians and media. Exodus 18:21 instructs on how to select leaders, “able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.” Truth and covetousness are the issues here. The truth is hard to find as it is skewed to justify the covetousness of taking your money and redistributing it to remain in power. Sinful leaders result in deficits of all sorts.​

 

6.6.16
Standing with all Muslims


In very supportive and revealing remarks to the Muslim community, the “president” said he is standing with all Muslims during his statement on the “Occasion of Ramadan.” He demonstrated his thorough knowledge of the religion many still believe he practices, if not publicly, in the deepest recesses of his heart. He began, “As another new moon heralds the start of the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I extend our best wishes to Muslims across the United States and around the world.” He again pointed to the Muslim heritage “traced back to the very beginning of our nation.” But there is one revealing statement that proved the intent of his heart and perhaps solves the hidden mystery of his true belief.

Underscoring the Constitutional right to religious freedom, the “president” said, “As Muslim Americans celebrate the holy month, I am reminded that we are one American family.  I stand firmly with Muslim American communities in rejection of the voices that seek to divide us or limit our religious freedoms or civil rights. I stand committed to safeguarding the civil rights of all Americans no matter their religion or appearance. I stand in celebration of our common humanity and dedication to peace and justice for all.” Did you catch the revelation? He said, “I stand firmly with Muslim American communities in rejection of the voices that seek to divide us or limit our religious freedoms or civil rights.”

Again--he stands firmly with the Muslims in rejection of the voices that seek to divide US or limit OUR religious freedoms or civil rights. This sentence grammatically links the words “US” and “OUR” to “Muslim American Communities.” This is from the official White House transcript on the White House website. It’s not an oversight. The opening phrase of that paragraph in context also suggests the use of “WE” as referring to “Muslim Americans.” In the ten years I have covered this person, this is the first time I have seen him directly identify with Muslims by using “we,” “us,” and “our.” He mistakenly referred to remarks about his religion once during an interview as “my Muslim faith,” but nothing ever this direct.

 He ended the statement with: “I can think of no better way to mark my Administration’s last celebration of Ramadan as President than to honor the contributions of Muslims in America and across the world for Eid. Ramadan Kareem.” Sounds like a victory lap to me. Three insights here: 1) Islam’s role in early America was one of slavery and hostility, 2) the “president” is distinctly using “we,” “us,” and “our” in speaking of the Muslim community, and 3) the Koran, in the strongest possible terms, does not support religious freedom, especially for Christians and Jews. Jeremiah 51:14 says, “Surely I will fill thee with men as with locusts and they shall raise a battle cry against you.” The “president” has left no doubt.

6.3.16
The prophetic reality


Some Daily Jot readers and others who have read Daily Jots that have been forwarded are taking me to task over reporting what Republican Donald Trump is saying about the media. In fact, every time something is written about Trump, doesn’t matter what it is, Christians are appalled that he is even mentioned in a Daily Jot. One accused me of Trump being my Messiah. Another wrote an email repeatedly calling Trump a liar. Another saying Trump is not a Christian. Others say that Trump is part of the global one world order conspiracy. To be fair, many more Christians are saying they support Donald Trump. The prophetic reality is that the upcoming election is more about destiny than candidates.

I say prophetic because this nation—whether people want to believe it or not—was not only founded, but built, on godly principles. I’m not saying that every person was a Christian. Neither am I saying that there were not wrongs and injustices heaped upon some. But I am saying that for the most part Americans followed God’s principles in establishing this country. Our laws, our way of life, our general treatment of others were conducted in a manner that tried to abide in God’s word. We have been a nation that supports godly principles worldwide—spreading of the gospel, support of human rights and freedom, support for Israel, and until recently, an adherence to the moral code of scriptures. We have been blessed.

No, Trump is not my messiah. I do not know what kind of president he will make. But I do know what the alternative is, and what hangs in the balance for a nation that turns away from God. In California, Brietbart reports on a Trump rally where “demonstrators” were aggressively pushing Trump supporters around and chanting and holding signs that read “America was never great,” “F—k Donald Trump and his hate,” “This is Mexico and you’re not welcome,” and more. Trump supporters were beaten and bloodied. We have reported before that George Soros, a true one world order guy, is paying for these thugs, and they are part of La Raza—a radical Hispanic group--and the Communist Party.

These are the same people that support the current “president” and the current presidential candidates—socialists Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. They are also those who are supported by the current “president” and the Democratic Party’s socialist candidates. Herein is the clash in ideals between Trump and Clinton/Sanders. A socialist America, a godless America, is what Clinton/Sanders are aiming to foment. This shapes America’s prophetic destiny. Your actions in the upcoming months in who you support, criticize, speak against, will also shape our prophetic destiny. Jesus says in Matthew 25 that nations will be judged as well as individuals, “he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.” That’s prophetic reality. And your actions regarding our country help determine it.​

6.2.16
The especially dishonest political media


Many comment about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s abrasive and combative nature. They say he is too confrontational to be President. Some Christians are refusing to vote for him because he is not “Christian” enough. And the alternative is? C’mon. Really? Bernie Sanders is an atheist. And Hillary Clinton…are you really believing what you see when she dusts off the ole King James and parades in the front door of church before all the cameras and leaves out the back door before the sermon starts? Her words and deeds never have aligned. Trump resonates with America because he is telling it like it is, what people would like to say, what they are thinking, even through a heavy media filter.

Case in point is Wednesday’s Daily Jot, quoting The Hill. The Hill is a publication for Capital Hill political junkies. It told some of the story about the confrontation between Trump and the media over his contributions to veterans groups. But it slanted the story toward the media as victims. What really happened should guide Christians on how we discern what we read, hear and see from the news media. A reporter asked if this is the way it would be, if he would continue to attack the media if elected President, Trump said: "Yes, it is. Because you are the most dishonest people, political press the most dishonest people I know. You know it and I know it. The press is dishonest, but the political press is especially dishonest."

Then Trump gave an example: “I don't mind scrutiny.  What I don't like is lies.  You can scrutinize me all day long but you set up false premises. You state things about me that are not true. Then you run stories on that. That's why I'm out here trying to correct the record." Trump’s contributions to veteran’s organizations were key. He said he was going to contribute $6 million and the contribution to date was $5.6 million, so the press was essentially calling him a liar. He said of his contributions, “I don’t want the credit for it, but I don’t want to be lambasted.” Trump’s point was that he was doing something good, but the media was making it look like he was doing something bad, unethical or illegal.

In twisting the facts, the media is insinuating that Trump is a liar, when in fact, the media is mixing a little bit of truth to make a better lie. Moreover, Americans have been so conditioned to be genteel that when a man stands up and actually fights an injustice, he is considered too abrasive. America is in a great deal of trouble right now due to the Islamic Marxist influence on media and politicians. They are seeking to destroy the American Ideal and replace it with a totalitarian system. They are dishonest and unjust in the name of honesty and justice. The advice with a warning of Ephesians 5:6 comes to mind: “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things comes the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” We must alertly discern and be aware of the “especially dishonest” political media.

 

6.1.16
Trump says political media is dishonest


The Hill reports Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the news media had a run in after Memorial Day weekend, and Trump vowed that he will continue to be critical of the news media if he becomes President. The row came when Trump announced that he would give some six million dollars, including a million of his own money, to several veterans groups. Reporters questioned why he had taken so long to give the money when he had held a fund-raiser for veterans in January. Trump launched into a fiery exchange with the media because he felt they were criticizing him for what he considered doing a good thing for veterans. This is a far cry from how the press treats the current “president.” 

According to The Hill, here’s the dialogue: “It seems to me you’re resistant to the kind of scrutiny that you get with running for president of the United States?” said CNN anchor Jim Acosta. Trump responded: “I like scrutiny, but you know what, when I raise money—excuse me, excuse me, I’ve watched you on television and you’re a real beauty—when I raise money for the veterans, and it’s a massive amount of money—find out how much Hillary Clinton has given to the veterans, it’s nothing." “I don’t want the credit for it, but I don’t want to be lambasted,” Trump added. Later, Trump pointed to an ABC reporter and called him a “sleaze.”

The reporters tried to educate Trump on why they ask such questions, but he was having none of it. One reporter said, “Writing a million dollar check is incredibly generous ... but your critics say you exaggerate. Is this a prime example?” Another asked, “Why exaggerate?” Another reporter said, “When Democrats are raising questions, the press is also reflecting what your opposition is saying about you…We’re not just us throwing questions at you.” Trump responded that he didn’t mind the criticism coming from the opposition, but said it’s different when it comes from the press, “I think the political press is among the most dishonest I’ve ever seen. I have to tell you that…I see the stories and the way they’re couched.”

 Let us recall the “president’s” final White House Correspondents’ Dinner last month. He said of the media, “But we've always shared the same goal–-to root our public discourse in the truth; to open the doors of this democracy; to do whatever we can to make our country and our world more free and more just.  And I've always appreciated the role that you have all played as equal partners in reaching these goals.” The “president” describes a free press as one that has the same goals as the White House. Trump says the political press is among the most dishonest he has ever seen.  Psalm 12:2 may be an accurate description of the press: “They speak deceit every one with his neighbor; with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.” And Trump is making sure they know he is on to them, as should we.​

5.31.16
Justifying a police state


To most Americans it seems to take a suspension of disbelief to see that the United States government is leading to, or even has become, a police state where individual freedom is subservient to the whims of legal interpretations and overreaching regulations. From red light cameras to automated speed cameras to police drones to the ability to assassinate American citizens if they are suspected terrorists, we live in an age of Constitutional deconstruction where the meanings of words are twisted to fit a population control agenda and laws are written that disregard the very freedoms that our government was established to protect. Where does it end?

Many Christians have difficulty conceiving of how a beast government could rise to power and require everyone to take it’s mark to be able to buy and sell. Yet, right here in America, we are giving up rights on a daily basis to a government that has sold us a bill of goods that this is necessary to protect us from Islamic terrorists--Oh, I’m sorry--check that--I should say “radical extremists” because we are not supposed to be in need of protection from the peaceful religion of Islam. While Islam is a dire threat to the freedom of everyone on earth, it also serves as a wonderful Trojan Horse to justify and establish government control over every aspect of our “free” lives.

The government can view our naked bodies before we can fly on a plane. The government has technology to drive by our houses and detect where we are holding weapons. The government, or any other entity that has Google, can view our activities on our very property. The government can freeze our assets if we do not agree with which brand of Islamist terrorists it is supporting in Syria, Iran or Yemen--its a national emergency you know. Islam has given the government justification to intrude into almost every aspect of our lives. And once that foundation is laid, it’s an easy step to crack down on your religion, your personal protection, your speech, even the products you buy (i.e. New York and soda).

Our Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms have made it possible for us to share the gospel and expand the kingdom of the one true God both at home and throughout the world. But when the government uses an entity such as Islam to dictate our very freedoms, it won’t be long until the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:9 take hold: “Ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith the Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” I believe this is both spiritual and physical. Question is: are we standing fast or losing our standing fast?​

 

5.27.16
 A time to remember


“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

“A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 

“A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. 

“What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth? I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it. He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.”

These verses taken from Ecclesiastes 3:1-11 define the seasons of life, living life. There is a time for war, and a time for peace. This weekend, as we celebrate Memorial Day, let us have a time to remember. In your reflections, may you remember the sacrifice of our Messiah that we might live free of spiritual bondage. May you remember the blood shed by those valiant men and women who dedicate their lives that we might live free from physical bondage. Remember still those who might try to take both from us. Reflect on how living life may be without such true liberty and what you would do should someone try to take it from you.

5.26.16
State Dept IG Report shows Clinton willfully broke the law


The State Department’s Inspector General has issued a scathing 83-page report implicating Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for repeatedly violating policy and laws prohibiting using her personal email for official business. The liberal Washington Post has written an editorial declaring that Hillary Clinton committed an “error in judgment” in willfully disregarding State Department policies, but stopped short of pronouncing her actions illegal, urging instead that the FBI finish its investigation promptly, “so that all information about this troubling episode will be before the voters.” This is more than a “troubling episode.” Clinton willfully exposed state secrets to America’s enemies.

Clinton was warned repeatedly of policy against using personal email servers for State Department business. She was warned directly that spies were targeting her email account. In 2011, her email was attacked twice in the same day. Despite these continuous warnings, and the development of a new State Department email system designed to protect her account, Clinton refused to comply with policy and opted to not use the new email system. The report stated that after a staff member “raised concerns” with a State Department official about Clinton’s use of a personal email server, the entire staff was instructed “never to speak of the Secretary’s personal email system again.”

Clinton sent a June 28, 2011 cable under her signature to all diplomatic and consular posts where she warned that all officials should “avoid conducting official Department business from your personal e-mail accounts.” Yet, she, herself, and her staff, continued to conduct official State business on personal email servers. The report also said that Clinton and her aides, including Huma Abedin, refused to cooperate with investigators, and even lied about the extensive use of their personal email accounts for State Department business, saying there was only occasional use despite evidence of tens of thousands of emails passing through personal accounts and mobile devices that did not meet security standards.

The report states, “Secretary Clinton never demonstrated to them [Federal Agencies] that her private server or mobile device met minimum information security requirements…” In addition, the report implies she broke the law because she “did not comply with the Department’s policies that were implemented in accordance with the Federal Records Act.” Clinton and her staff willfully exposed our nation’s secrets to our enemies and their spies, then refused to cooperate with and lied to investigators. She is unfit to hold any elected office based on this information. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” This is a clear example of intent to deceive.​

5.25.16
​Then there were locusts


The “president’s” policies in his last days in office appear to reflect the strategy of a movie villain by understanding his time is near the end and he wants to do as much damage as possible before he goes. For this Islamic Marxist, he is only doing what he thinks is right, what his Democratic Party would want him to do to set the stage for even more such policies in the event another Democrat takes over the White House. The “president’ has accomplished much of what he told Americans he would do: remake America. He has kept his word through the bending of the Constitution, breaking some laws and ignoring others while an impotent Congress looks on. Now, in the final days come the locusts.

Prophesying of Babylon, a nation that in ancient times had a lot of similarities to modern-day America, the Lord said in Jeremiah 51:14, “Surely I will fill you with men, as with locusts; and they shall raise a battle cry against you.” We have seen throughout the Bible the consequences of both good and evil leadership. America is reaping the consequences of repeatedly choosing bad leadership in both the White House and Congress. Those consequences are being heaped upon us at an increasing rate the closer the election approaches. One such consequence of bad leadership is found in the Washington Times report that a record 225 Syrian “refugees” were admitted to the US on Tuesday. But wait, there’s more.

The Times says that setting the single day record is evidence of the “president’s” intent to admit at least 10,000 such “refugees” before the end of his term. Security analysts claim that the policy is dangerous because these Syrians are not being properly vetted and that there are terrorists among them. Policy Studies Director for the Center for Immigration Studies, Jessica Vaughn, told the Post that the Administration, “is on full throttle to admit as many people as possible before the time clock runs out on them. This is the classic scenario when political expediency trumps prudence, and someone slips through who shouldn’t have, and tragedy ensues.”

The true concept is one designed to bring Islam to the US and, quite frankly, to permanently change America. A refugee is someone who cannot find sanctuary in their own country because of fear of persecution due to race, religion, nationality or membership to a political ideal. This would apply to Syrian Christians for sure. But Syrian Christians are not being admitted to the US. These “refugees” are victims of a civil war, essentially one inspired by Arab Spring, which was supported by the “president.” They are not be persecuted because of race or religion. And they can find sanctuary in neighboring countries who are sympathetic to the overthrow of the Syrian government. But to change America the way the “president” has promised, the locusts must come.

5.24.16
​Keep a prophetic eye on Turkey


A key player in end time prophecy has made a move toward authoritarianism that could see the very beginnings of a new Islamic caliphate taking shape. The concept of an Islamic caliphate has been forwarded with the violent and barbaric Islamic State. Turkey has aided and abetted the IS through many actions from medical care to turning a blind eye to IS activity in Turkey. But Turkey could leverage its contemporary reputation as a democratic Islamic state to become the more reasonable of caliphates, establishing the foundation for the appearance of the end time antichrist figure. This is made possible by the election of a new prime minister that will solidify Turkey’s president’s political authority.

Reuters reports “As Turkey's incoming prime minister prepares to name his new cabinet, there is little doubt that its primary role will be to rubber-stamp what has already become reality: a shift to a full presidential system with Tayyip Erdogan firmly in charge. Erdogan on Sunday confirmed Binali Yildirim, a close ally for two decades and a co-founder of the ruling AK Party, as his new prime minister, ensuring government loyalty as he pursues constitutional change to replace Turkey's parliamentary democracy with an executive presidency….skeptical Western allies, fear growing authoritarianism.” European Parliament President Martin Schulz said the power shift is a “breathtaking departure from European values.”

The Jerusalem Post reported in April 2012, “Turkey has been one of the biggest winners of the Arab revolts, as people around the Muslim world look to its ruling Justice and Development Party as a model for combining Islamic values with economic growth.” The New York Times wrote in January 2012, “Supporters credit Erdogan with elevating Turkey’s profile in the Middle East, turning the country into an increasingly assertive regional player at a time when several of its neighbors are locked in sometimes violent struggles for democracy.” That was four years ago. Erdogan’s plan of assuming full power is now nearly complete. His use of anti-Israel rhetoric grew progressively in currying favor among Turkish voters.

 The US “president’s” foreign policy of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Arab Spring accelerated the advance of the Islamic State, allowed it to solidify as a major force, and nicely positioned the “president’s” ally Erdogan as a seemingly moderate successor to the IS. Turkey figures in as an important piece of the prophetic end time puzzle. In Ezekiel 38:3-8, the Lord says, “Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: and I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army...Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them...against the mountains of Israel...” These areas coincide with modern Turkey, Iran, Sudan, Libya, and parts of Iraq, even Saudi Arabia.​

5.23.16
​A disastrous prophetic move by America


On September 11, 2015, Republicans in Congress were meekly trying to break a Democratic filibuster aimed at stopping a “no” vote on the “president’s” Iranian nuclear deal, which eventually unleashed some $100 billion in sanction money to the terrorist state. The “president” said it would bring peace. But at the same time the debate was taking place, the Ayatollah in Iran was calling America “The Great Satan” and vowed that Israel would be a mere memory within 25 years. For a decade, the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency played cat and mouse with Iran on its development of nuclear weapons, saying Iran was not a threat because it didn’t have a missile delivery system. That has changed.

The Fars News Agency, a semi-official arm of the Iranian government, reports that Ahmad Karimpour, a senior adviser to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ elite unit al-Quds Force, said if Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei gave the order to destroy Israel, the Iranian military had the capacity to “raze the Zionist regime [Israel] in less than eight minutes.” It was widely reported that Iran tested ballistic missiles in March, including two with the words “Israel must be wiped off the earth” emblazoned on them. The Times of Israel reports US officials confirmed that Iran is not forbidden to test ballistic missiles under the “president’s” nuclear deal, but the tests are “not consistent” with a July 2015 UN Security Council resolution.

The US “president” has effectively cleared the way for billions of dollars to be pumped into Iran in reward for agreeing to delay its nuclear program for at least ten years. Many analysts believed Iran would instead accelerate nuclear development. These missile tests are evidence that the White House narrative was deathly wrong. Iran will need to be in submission to Gog of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal (all in Turkey), for the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 38 prophecy of Gog leading a coalition of Persia (Iran), Libya; and Ethiopia (Sudan) against Israel. When we see Iran being brought into such a coalition with Turkey and these prophetic nations aligning against Israel, we know this time is near.

The Lord says in Zechariah 12:3, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Many find it hard to imagine how, for example, the United States would be gathered prophetically against Israel. This is why leadership is so important. The US had supported Israel since it became a nation. The current “president” reversed this backing and by supporting the enemy of God, Islam, who manifests on earth its rebellion against the one true God by terrorizing Israel. Left intact, this US foreign policy will have disastrous implications for America and its citizens.​​

5.20.16
Living water, prophetic times


In America, we have the freedom and the resources to debate politics, discuss religion, whatever, mostly without the concern for daily essentials such as shelter, food and water. In Ghana, where The Daily Jot partners in ministry to rural areas that the churches won’t go, it's a different story. Pastor William Agbeti speaks of Kwame, 12, and his brother, Kofi, 10, “They are school-going children of a neighbor. For years, every day, several times a day, before and after school, they have carried gallons on their heads, on a 45-minutes return journey to fetch underground water from a nearby village—all day long on weekends. As a result, the children’s countenance was morose and their young bodies looked emaciated.”

William continues: “Fortunately for Kwame, Kofi, their family and various other individuals, families and households, their story has changed. Our ministry now supplies free treated water to those in need. Currently, Kwame and Kofi enjoy safe drinking water supplied by us and carry the gallons of water, precariously balanced on their little heads, only a block away. They, and their parents, are now very happy. The children walk with broad smiles on their faces to come and fetch water freely from us. Anytime I see them, tears of joy well up in my eyes and I cannot but say, ‘thank you Lord for your goodness.” This heart-warming story cannot be told of thousands and thousands of rural folks in Ghana.”

Ghana's rural communities, comprising some 70% of the population, bear the brunt of the nation's water crisis. Besides the high water-related illnesses and deaths among rural folks, many children have become school dropouts, and multitudes of women spend whole days in search of most-often contaminated water. I have experienced this first hand on my trips to Ghana. Animals will be defecating upstream while children are dipping buckets downstream for family water. If you haven’t seen it, my words cannot adequately describe it. Yet, like in America, there are pastors driving around in Mercedes Benz cars and they refuse to allocate any of their budget for outreach in these rural areas. William Agbeti and The Daily Jot have essentially adopted these wonderful people and are reaching out with not only water, but with the Living Water.

We are seeing impact. Even Muslims are coming to the Lord. Christians who are persevering in these areas are emboldened from the Lord’s provision. Yes, there are others who drill wells, and some of them are working here and there. We are developing a system to provide clean water to rural areas in the name of Christ. It is our witness to folks who truly receive Him. As Christ said in Matthew 25:35, “For I was hungred and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink…” And the righteous asked when did we see you thirsty and give you drink. He answered in verse 40: “Inasmuch as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me.” Will you join us in this journey?

Your tax-exempt gift can be donated securely online on the donate page, or you can send it by mail to: The Daily Jot, 5257 Buckeystown Pike, #314, Frederick, Md. 21704. On behalf of Kwame, Kofi and hundreds of other children and their families, William and I thank you in advance for your consideration and prayers.

5.19.16
​Evil as good; good as evil


Every time this whole bathroom bill comes up, I sit in amazement that people using a straight face can twist such a common sense topic. Men being legally allowed to use a women’s locker room or restroom just because they “identify” with being another gender. Our government is based on giving up a few rights for the protection of all. How is it that those “identifying” with a different gender are not protected by using locker rooms and restrooms of their birth gender? This is an example where the entire equality argument is taken to such extreme that common sense and decency take a back seat to lunacy. Worse yet, those who do not agree are labeled bigots witn some kinds of phobia. But really, who is mentally ill?

In 2015, Dr. Paul McHugh, former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder. In the Wall Street Journal, McHugh documented that transgenders who had reassignment surgery experienced a suicide rate 20 times higher than the general population. He further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic that 70% to 80% of children expressing transgender feelings “spontaneously lost those feelings” over time.

This sent the transgender movement into immediate discredit mode. In the Advocate, a transgender advocacy publication, Brynn Tannehil wrote that Johns Hopkins professors associated with Southern Poverty Law Center-certified hate groups (Family Research Council and the American Family Association). Tannehil wrote: “Dr. McHugh has a lot in common with these right-wing, religiously-motivated hate groups. He is a self-described orthodox Catholic whose radical views are well documented. In his role as part of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' review board, he pushed the idea that the Catholic sex-abuse scandal was not about pedophilia but about "homosexual predation on American Catholic youth."”

McHugh tells it straight: “Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they “identify.” In that lies their problematic future.” All who agree with McHugh risk being labeled homophobes or bigots. In reality, many are challenged by the dichotomy of a personal desire to see all come to the full salvation of Jesus Christ, and the reality that there are those who believe this to be radical, hating while calling those with whom they disagree, the haters. As Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness.” For their destiny is one of darkness because they worship the creature more than the Creator.

5.18.16
The General Welfare and you


Let us be reminded of the Preamble to the US Constitution that most of us over 50 had to memorize and recite before our middle school classes says, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” Contemporary politicians seem to switch up provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare by cutting the budget on defense and redistributing wealth in “providing” the common welfare. Even so, there is a deeper problem.

The current Administration has broken the law and violated the Constitution by its refusal to secure the borders of our nation. It is no secret that illegals and Islamic colonizers are beneficiaries of hard-earned tax dollars being taken from legal citizens and redistributed to illegals and aliens for health care, housing, food, and clothing. This, during a time when record numbers of Americans have dropped out of the workforce and have given up hope of finding a job. Now think about this: the state of Minnesota has an entire website dedicated to “Refugee Health.” It talks about several diseases that these “refugees” the White House is “resettling” in Minnesota have brought with them, primarily from Somalia.  

Minnesota is a prime example of failed leftist policies and the danger they present. The site states: Tuberculosis (TB) has surpassed HIV as the leading cause of death from infectious disease worldwide. Data from 2015 show that the number of TB cases has increased (by 1.7 percent) nationally for the first time in 23 years, with a total of 9,563 TB cases reported.... In 2014, 22 percent of refugees screened tested positive for LTBI (latent tuberculosis infection).” Somalia refugees accounted for 26% of the TB cases in Minnesota. Disease, crime, terrorist activities, and representation of Islam in Congress (Keith Ellison, D-Mn) emanates from this population near Minneapolis. And this could become a common trend nationwide.

Breitbart reports that the US  government resettles more than 70,000 refugees each year and thousands more come illegally. They are bringing in TB, measles, whooping cough, diphtheria, and other diseases that were nearly eradicated in the US. The Centers for Disease Control states that 66% of reported TB cases in the US occurred from foreign-born persons. Illegal immigration and Islamic colonization under the guise of “refugee resettlement” are policies of the White House allowed by Congress that have long-term ramifications on our general welfare. There is a reason the Lord commands in Leviticus 24:22, “You shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country.” One law under God brings order, health, protection to all, and other great benefits. Politicians would do well to heed it.​

5.18.16
Privilege and manhood


I heard a term at a recent meeting that was somewhat alarming. The example was that if a man walked through a crowded room he could go from one end to another and people would move out of his way. The man leading a panel discussion said that if a woman tried to do that, people wouldn’t move out of the way. He called it an example of male privilege—blaming a lack of common courtesy by those in the room on a man who knew how to move through a crowd. It didn’t set well with my spirit. In this example, someone has assigned a sociological term aimed at convincing others that their right of equality is being violated. It made me think a bit. What is God’s order and what does that mean to a people?

In a fallen world, one that would deny God, those who are the deniers and the deceived are always trying to cause separation from God. They are attempting to use their intellect to pit people against people using esoteric ideas and expressions that cause confusion and division. There is a God-given order for those who believe. And, while believers are not perfect in its implementation, God’s order is intrinsically balanced and, at the same time, liberty-oriented. It protects both male and female. As Galatians 3:28 says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Privilege, in the sense of those who use it to try to ascribe some sort of guilt or wrongdoing on people, may be better defined as a human condition of entitlement. Those who use the term are often guilty of envy, blame, and strife, wanting to assign a reason to paint an entire group of people with the same brush to justify their own prejudices—or their agenda. This way of thinking is not healthy, but then what can be healthy if it goes against God’s order? A society that continuously attacks men and confuses masculinity with labels like “privilege” will eventually reduce itself to a population of base, leaderless, godless sleepwalkers controlled by the very ones who are pointing the finger of privilege. That is their agenda.

There is a Godly order. As the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:3, “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman [is] the man; and the head of Christ [is] God.” This is not about man-assigned privilege. It is divine order. With that comes responsibility. Ephesians 5:33 says, “Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she honors her husband.” Ephesians 6:1 says, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.” Verse 6:4 says, “And you fathers, provoke not your children to wrath.” You see, if the world followed God’s order, it would be considered an honorable privilege to be a man. And men need to be men—as defined by God, not by men.​

5.16.16.
​Do not fear in these prophetic times


With the government showing its weakness in protecting the general welfare of its citizens in border security, disease control, Islamic infiltration and colonization, economic policy, privacy, and more, it is easy for many to develop fear and depression. Please be reminded that the government is not God. Socialists, progressives, communists, or whatever “ists” the current Administration calls itself, it is neither God nor a replacement for God. There is only one true God as Jesus said in Mark 12:29, “The first of all the commandments is, “Hear O Israel; The LORD our GOD is ONE LORD.” The government shall rest upon the LORD’s shoulders, not man’s. Government is not God. Do not fear.

Jesus said in Matthew 10:28, “And fear not them who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” You see, all the reports that our “president” is going to crack down on believers and patriots and conservatives after the election, you should be welled up with a righteous anger, but not full of fear. Even in those days leading up to the LORD’s return, Jesus told us in Matthew 10:19, “But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak.” You have God-given courage within you. You are a courageous person. Do not fear.

The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Do you not believe that during the time of Jesus and thereafter, his followers were highly persecuted? The government they were subjected to was far harsher than anything we have ever seen in America. Sure, we are concerned about the direction our country has taken, the betrayal of the foundational principles of this nation by those we elect, the moral condition of Americans. But we need not fear it. We do need to pray and act without fear if we are to have any hope of turning it around. As Peter and the Apostles said in Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” Do not fear.

Ephesians 6:11-13 says, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.” As Peter wrote in 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Put on your armor of light. Do not fear.

5.13.16
​Making a difference with Living Water


Two years ago, The Daily Jot along with our brother ministry in Ghana, West Africa, Redeem West Africa, developed a rural Ebola prevention program that was commended by the Ghana government. We assembled and distributed portable water sanitation systems in rural areas, and taught the village folks how to prevent Ebola by washing their hands in clean water before and after food preparation. We were not only successful in preventing Ebola, but also in identifying a tremendous need to prevent many diseases such as cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typhoid and polio. Our approach has been to drill a well that serves a broad rural area and utilize it as a sustainable Christian outreach.

Our ministry partner pastor William Agbeti writes: “Due to drinking contaminated water, diarrheal disease is the third most commonly reported illness at health centers across the country and 25% of all deaths in children under the age of five are attributed to diarrhea. Ghana's rural communities, comprising some 70% of the population, bear the brunt of the nation's water crisis.” These are areas ripe for Christian outreach as Christians are being persecuted by advancing numbers of Islamists and the mainline churches in Ghana refuse to venture into these dangerous areas. The Daily Jot and Redeem West Africa are utilizing our clean water project to bring living water in the name of Jesus to all who thirst.

William reports, “The model project, which at this stage provides filtered water, is serving the clean water needs of many households in rural Medina. Those mothers, and especially children, who walk a few minutes to fetch the clean water we freely provide, are spared the ordeal of whole-day journeys in search of contaminated water, dropping out of school, catching water-borne diseases, and succumbing to preventable deaths. The next stage of our model rural water project is to process and package treated water in sachets for rural folks, so they can keep packaged water for safe drinking and cooking. We are also embarking on a first of a kind water emergency service to bring water to desperate rural areas.”

The most heart-rending case is Nsawam, a large community of some 44,250 folks in Southern Ghana. The people of Nsawam are sending SOS messages to Government and other philanthropic organizations for immediate help. They, like most rural areas, are in urgent need of clean water. As William writes: “Thus, with our main project and the emergency service, we will be carrying out God's own desire, as expressed in Isaiah 41:17: "When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the LORD will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them."” Our need is to finish up our filtration system and to purchase a truck for clean water delivery. If you feel led to partner with us in this worthy project, please send your gifts securely online at our "donate" page, or by mail to The Daily Jot, 5257 Buckeystown Pike, #314, Frederick, Md. 21704. 

5.12.16
​False spirituality and prophetic reality


There are so many emails, stories, blogs, broadcasts, podcasts, tweets and whatever else espousing conspiracy theories about why you have no need to vote, and why a certain candidate is unworthy or worthy. When it all comes down to it, you have to discern, and discern wisely, about your civic responsibility. All the noise is there to confuse you. It is part of an overall demonic scheme to take you to a point where you cannot make a decision to even save yourself or your families. Christians seem very vulnerable to this phenomena of what the Communists call “ideological subversion” as indicated by a recent ChristianHeadlines.com story citing polls that indicate 20% of Christians will not vote in the upcoming election.

Christians sitting on the sidelines gave America another four years of the current occupant of the Oval Office. The results have been long term devastating with debt, joblessness, war, rebellion, religious discrimination, a crack down on free speech and so on. That’s what we get for sitting on the sidelines waxing spiritual. We have been given life here on earth to live. The Lord has given us HOPE of how our lives on earth will be rewarded in spending eternity with Him or going to hell. It’s what is in our hearts and how we live our life out here on earth that will matter. A well-balanced life practicing the Golden Rule is one of living life abundantly rather than being paralyzed by bad doctrine and wrong thinking.

There is a great parable told by Jesus about the kingdom of heaven. Jesus began by saying in Matthew 35:14, “For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one…” Now the men who had the five and the two talents doubled their value. The man with one talent buried it so it wouldn't be lost. The men who invested and gained were told, “you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord.” The one that buried the talent had it taken away and was called “wicked and slothful.”

You may not like the choices you have in the upcoming election. But Christians choosing to exercise their spiritual pride rather than their right to vote is akin to hiding their talent. In March, a Pew Research Center survey indicated “that 70 percent of American Muslims identify with the Democratic Party.” The New York Times reported that while Muslims make up only about 1 percent of the US population, Islamic civil rights groups are working to register a million new voters. The focus is on small, but powerful, voting blocs to tilt close elections in swing states such as Ohio and Florida that have large Muslim populations. While many Christians stubbornly will not vote to at least begin to turn our country around, you can bet Muslims will be voting to turn the nation toward Islam. That, my friend, is a spiritual and prophetic reality.

5.11.16
​Over the Hillary above the law to the White House we go


The Washington Post Tuesday predicted that Hillary Clinton will get away with having her State Department email server with top secret and classified emails in her home. The Post says that “so far investigators have found scant evidence tying Clinton to criminal wrongdoing.” Federal employees who handle classified information have told The Daily Jot that they would be in jail if they did what Clinton did. Clinton is the cat with more than nine lives surviving dozens of scandals. From Whitewater to insider trading of pork bellies, to Travelgate, to Vince Foster to Clinton Foundation money laundering to Benghazi to the email server, Clinton escaped prosecution. But her Teflon slickness may not be just happenstance.

The Washington Free Beacon revealed an interesting fact about Clinton’s campaign contributions. About $75,000 have poured into Clinton’s campaign coffers from employees at the very agency in charge of deciding whether there should be charges filed against Clinton. Justice Department employees have donated an actual $73,437, 12 of those donations were $2,700, the maximum individual amount allowed by law. Now that may not sound like much, but compared to her comrade Bernie Sanders, who only received $8,900 from Justice Department employees, it’s a lot. Even more when one considers that Donald Trump only received $381 from Justice Department employees. What does this tell us?

At the very least, Clinton has some friends in high places at the Justice Department. So much so that eyebrows have been raised among Washington watchdog groups. President of the watchdog group Citizens United, David Bossie, told the Washington Free Beacon, “I’m not surprised in the least to see more evidence that shows the politicization of the Justice Department…How can Democrat political appointees fairly investigate someone who is about to become their nominee for president? That’s why last July I called on Attorney General Lynch to appoint an impartial special counsel to investigate the private Clinton email server.” More DC insiders are jumping on the bandwagon for an independent counsel.

The Free Beacon says that former US Attorney Matthew Whitaker, who directs the watchdog group Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, also called for a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton. But the Washington Post thinks Clinton will walk free. It is like the burden of Habakkuk 1:3-4 is upon us, “For plundering and violence are before me: and there are those that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and justice does never go forth: for the wicked does surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds.” Over on the Hill, Hillary appears to be above the law. The ballot may be the only justice she receives, if that is even an accurate measure of the people’s will these days.

5.10.16
Sharpen your prophetic discernment


Facebook’s “trending topics” section is being exposed as a propaganda arm of the socialist left by Gawker Media’s online blog Gizmodo. Reporter Michael Nunez writes that Facebook employees, known as “news curators,” said they were instructed to “inject” leftist leaning stories into the trending topics even if they were not trending at all. They also suppressed conservative-leaning stories, even if they were trending as popular. In other words, the entire claim of free speech on Facebook is deceptively applied toward a brand of socialistic propaganda, promoting anarchists views such as Black Lives Matter and censuring conservative high-trenders, “having a chilling effect on conservative news.”

Nunez reports: “Stories covered by conservative outlets (like Breitbart, Washington Examiner, and Newsmax) that were trending enough to be picked up by Facebook’s algorithm were excluded unless mainstream sites like the New York Times, the BBC, and CNN covered the same stories. Other former curators interviewed by Gizmodo denied consciously suppressing conservative news, and we were unable to determine if left-wing news topics or sources were similarly suppressed. The conservative curator described the omissions as a function of his colleagues’ judgments; there is no evidence that Facebook management mandated or was even aware of any political bias at work.” Facebook denies the allegations.

Despite Facebook denials, there is smoke here, if not fire. Media watchdog WesternJournalism.com, for example, says that it is logical that liberal reporters would report the news from a liberal slant. The difference, Western Journalism reports, is that until the 1960s, media outlets told people when they were editorializing. Now it’s not clear, as Western Journalism opines: “This new era in media conceit coincided with the advent of a liberal mindset that took on the weight of the world, a new era in which liberals felt that their ideals rose above God, tradition and country.” The news you are being fed is slanted toward a political ideal, usually one with communistic propaganda roots. The truth is far from most of it.

To discern the truth, we need to be grounded in the Lord. We need to be a true prophetic people grounded in the Holy scriptures. Speaking of the end times in Matthew 24:4, Jesus told his disciples, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” In John 14, Jesus said that when he departed, the Holy Spirit would be sent to guide us. He said in John 16:13, “Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth.” As a prophetic people living in a time of great deception, we need to sharpen our prophetic discernment. Whether it is a propagandizing of the news or bad doctrine from the pulpit, we need to take heed that we are not deceived. Let us receive the Holy Spirit’s guidance into all truth.​

5.9.16
​A borderless world and the march of prophecy


Wikipedia defines “Groupthink” as a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which the desire for harmony or conformity in the group results in an irrational or dysfunctional decision-making outcome. Group members try to reach a consensus decision without critical evaluation of alternative viewpoints by actively suppressing dissenting viewpoints, and by isolating themselves from outside influences. In my opinion, groupthink gives us nonsense such as same sex restrooms, taxing people to prevent climate change, and the “resettlement” of Islamic “refugees” en masse in Europe and the United States. Groupthink is perpetrated by so-called “smart” people who haven’t a lick of common sense.

Secretary of State John Kerry is one such person who represents a global concept of groupthink. Northeastern University made the error of having Kerry address its graduating class. Kerry said, “There are no walls big enough to stop people from anywhere, tens of thousands of miles away, who are determined to take their own lives while they target others…The future demands from us something more than a nostalgia for some rose-tinted version of the past that did not really exist in any case. You're about to graduate into a complex and borderless world." It’s a world that the likes of Kerry have created to the detriment of mankind. He and his ilk seem to believe the folly that evil and good can live side by side in peace and harmony.

History will likely record the early period of the 21st Century as a time when the Islamic Caliphate was reconstituted through the willful allowing of Islam to export its death cult throughout the Western world. This may well be a historic period where Islam will have invaded, resettled, and established a militaristic foothold in the West without firing a shot. Politicians like Kerry, the occupant of the Oval Office, those in both the Republican and Democratic parties, and those throughout Western Europe have “groupthinked” themselves into putting civilization into danger, and laying a solid foundation for the prophetic end time one world government under the anti-Christ regime. 

Europe is rethinking its groupthink open border policy. Thousands are protesting in Berlin against these so-called Islamic “refugees.” France is creating “deradicalization” centers to prevent radicalization by jihadists. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says, “The fight against jihadism is without a doubt the big challenge since World War Two.” Italy, Austria, and Greece are also trying to find ways to stop the Islamic invasion caused by the “borderless” world. Revelation 13 speaks of a one-world government where the “Beast” (anti-Christ) kills those who do not worship him and (v 16-17) forces those to receive his mark, “that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Groupthink leaders have set the stage for nations to be subjects of tyranny. Prophecy marches on.

5.6.16
​Wisdom in knowing the Word

Many would agree that the “Church” in the United States is not what is described in the book of Acts. The latter days prophecy of Jesus in Matthew 24:24 is in full swing: “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” False teaching, even heresy, has permeated our society. The out of context Word of God is used to justify many things from abusive government to corporate greed to specific doctrines of churches and ministries. It has come to the point where just quoting the Bible creates a vitriolic reaction--especially among Christians who disagree with how one views that quote.

It is grievous that man has purposed to follow other men in believing how God’s word is to be dispensed and interpreted. It is a curious condition of the human soul and spirit that would accept teaching that is in great error rather than seek out what is truth. It is amazing that if a wrong concept is repeated enough times, it becomes as if it is correct and true, even if it is not. Even more, it is perplexing that men will condemn others viewpoints, belligerently attack the personal character of another, call into question one’s faith and walk with the Lord, over doctrine and theology that they have never bothered to study themselves, but someone they follow said is true.

There are far too many doctrines, far too many theologies, far too many versions of truth in the “Church” that not all of them can be correct. The proponents of them cause arguments. Friends become estranged. Evil becomes good and good becomes evil. I was once in a conversation with a friend about a certain subject of the Bible. I read to him the exact verse that refuted his errant belief that was taught to him by a false teacher. He told me that I had a right to be wrong and began arguing semantics of various words in the simple verse. When that didn’t work, he argued scientific plausibility. When that argument failed, it became a personal attack. We decided it was best not to discuss it anymore.

Study the Bible for yourself. Take the time to understand. If you do, then you will find the truth. And often, that truth will be far from what is being taught. Psalm 146:3 says, “Do not trust a prince or upon a son of man, for there is no salvation in his hand.” When you stand before the Lord, it will not be that teacher, preacher, apostle or prophet who saves you. Jesus warns in Matthew 7:22,23: “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.”  A word to the wise: know the Word.​

5.5.16
​Stopping totalitarianism


The Founding Fathers knew that a free nation would only remain free if there was freedom of speech, especially as exercised by the news media. The First Amendment reads: “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.” The “press” prided itself in being the “Fourth Estate”--that non-governmental branch of the nation holding the government accountable, the watchdog of the people. The watchdog of the people has become a lapdog of the government, but that has changed in recent years.

The cozy relationship between the news media and the socialist left has enjoyed a long honeymoon since those nasty capitalist pigs were brought down by the Watergate burglaries, causing the resignation of President Richard Nixon. For decades the news media became more leftist, increasingly biased, and far more supportive of big government and dismissive of conservative constitutionalism. The lesson they should be learning is that government cannot be trusted and that it is healthy to have an adversarial relationship with politicians and government. Notwithstanding, the “president” himself called the news media a “partner” of his in his recent press banquet speech.

Remember that the Treasury Department’s IRS, the nation’s foremost totalitarian agency, where a person has to prove his innocence once accused, targeted and harassed those who espoused the founding principles of the nation. Moreover, the IRS lied to Congress in March 2012 denying that it was targeting TEA Party and Patriot groups. Add to this a concerted effort by this government to disarm Americans, partner with America’s enemies The Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda in its foreign policy endeavors, and artificially supporting the marketplace with tax dollars. Add them all up and you have a totalitarian state progressing at a fast pace.

Those who think that its just OK to allow this country to fall and we will just worship our Lord anyway with whatever comes with it, ought to study what is going on with Christians in China, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. It is not merely having the IRS knocking at your door asking why your itemized deductions don’t add up. We have an Isaiah 59:3 government: “For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue has muttered perverseness.”  We as Christians and as Americans should not be an Isaiah 59:4-14 people, “Non call for justice, nor any plead for truth...for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” If we tolerate totalitarianism, we shall have it.

5.4.16
​Hope and encouragement


Given the problems created by America’s lack of good leadership over the past 10 years, the outlook for our country over the near term is not bright. We look forward to the fall elections as a glimmer of hope. But this single election is not going to solve all the challenges that have taken so long to develop. Leadership has turned away from common sense and it seems that the craziest, anti-God ideas are in full swing to be implemented. This, however, is no time for the weak-hearted or for America’s Christians to disengage and throw in the towel. It seems we have been doing that since the 1960s, and it hasn’t worked. Christ is the answer to this dark and dying world, and you are his vessel. Think about that.

You have a calling. And much bad doctrine has been taught about this. The Holy Scriptures say in Romans 8:28 “that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” It’s not your purpose, but “HIS” purpose. Romans 11:29 says that “the gifts and calling of God are unchangeable.” So when people are saying that you have to find your calling, it is really understanding that you are called “not according to our works, but according to his own purpose (2 Timothy 1:9).” Christ is our example. He is the way the truth and the life. He showed us how to engage according to his purpose. It takes courage to conduct Christ’s purpose in this world, in this country today.

Psalm 31:24 says, “Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the LORD.” As Christians, our hope is in the Lord. We are to be ever watching for his return. As Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” And Jesus promises in Matthew 10:22, “And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.” We, as Christians, are not to stand by and allow evil to advance just because we have read the end of the book and we win. We are to not be overcome with evil, but to overcome evil with good. The Lord says to be of good courage and that his gifts will never change--you are equipped.

2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” We are reminded that it isn’t easy in 2 Corinthians 4:8,9: “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed...” Verse 6 tells us, “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, has shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” We should not fear man. Man cannot take our soul. So we need to take heart during these times. Have courage. Put on the full armor of God and speak boldly as we ought to speak. And having done all, stand. ​

4.3.16
​The Fourth Estate and you

At the risk of offending some who attended public school and enlighten others, there are three branches of government in the United States—Executive (President), Legislative (Congress), and Judicial (Supreme Court). As a journalism student at The Ohio State University, we were often told of the fourth branch of government. It is an unofficial branch, called the Fourth Estate. One of the first uses of the term is attributed to Edmund Burke, the Irish Statesman, who used it in a parliamentary debate in 1787 when he referenced the three estates of parliament then pointed to the press gallery as the fourth estate that was to hold the other three accountable to the public. As journalism students, we were constantly reminded that we were to stand in the breech with the people to hold government accountable.


This is a stark contrast to the role of the media as described by the US “president” at his last White House Correspondents’ Dinner. After telling some great jokes, and he was very funny, the “president” struck a serious tone and said of the media, “But we've always shared the same goal –- to root our public discourse in the truth; to open the doors of this democracy; to do whatever we can to make our country and our world more free and more just.  And I've always appreciated the role that you have all played as equal partners in reaching these goals.” The “president” describes a free press as one that has the same goals as the White House, his administration, in particular. This is not a free press.

Trouble is, the Fourth Estate has largely, through years of communistic and socialistic brainwashing, has become the lapdog of leftists, Marxists, Islamists, and anarchists. The press, rather than doing its job of reporting the facts, has become a distinct editorial machine where truth is in the eyes of the beholder. How else can the government, the White House, break, not enforce, or establish new laws with impunity? The answer is found in the “president’s” closing remarks: “So I want to close my final White House Correspondents' Dinner by just saying thank you.  I'm very proud of what you've done.  It has been an honor and a privilege to work side by side with you to strengthen our democracy.”

 One of the greatest insults to a true journalist is to have a public figure say that it’s been an honor to work side by side together. It is the very perception of collusion that, in my early days as an investigative reporter, would have been the death nail in keeping my job. Yet, today this cozy relationship is applauded. Truth, as the “president” presents it, is his truth, and he is thanking the media for standing for it. When the Fourth Estate abrogates its responsibility and aligns itself with a political ideal, Isaiah 59:14 comes to mind: “And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” It is now the job of you and me, the People, to become the Fourth Estate. ​​

5.2.16
Communist Cry: Make America Mexico Again


There was a curious news photo attached to a story about how radical anarchist rioters were violently protesting an appearance by Republican primary presidential candidate Donald Trump. The photo was of a little Latino boy holding a sign that read, “Make America Mexico Again.” This take off of Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again” spoke a thousand words. The George Soros MoveOn.org-sponsored communists, also supported by La Raza, Black Lives Matter, Communist Party USA and other radical anti-American groups, are using free speech to trample on the free speech of legitimate American citizens who support a traditional and law-abiding ideal of America.

Democratic Party presidential candidates, especially Hillary Clinton, support these organizations. “Make America Mexico Again” is exactly what the current occupant of the Oval Office and others in both political parties have created by allowing illegals to cross the border in record numbers. With them come radical Muslims, drug lords, Mexico’s worse criminals, and the Catholic Church’s bleeding heart photo opportunities—children by the thousands. They are all part of the plan—the Communist plan to take over America without a shot fired. Generations of Americans are too far removed from the days we had to practice taking shelter under our school desks in the event of a communist attack on our nation.

The protesters come wrapped in hate and destruction against Trump for his strong stance against illegal immigration. The Los Angeles Times reports, Luis Serrano, an organizer with California Immigration Youth Justice Alliance, said, “We’re going to keep showing up and standing against the actions and the hate Donald Trump is creating. We are going to continue to just show up in numbers and stand together.” So it is now “hateful” to enforce the law, but fine if a “president” allows free medical, social services, and protected status to those with their minds set on overthrowing the government. The only ones creating hate here are those who are protesting--minions and pawns of the greater communist cause.

Crisis and unrest creates opportunities for governments to crack down with greater control, suspending civil rights in the name of security. Are we too asleep to see what is happening? The answer is the gospel—truly it is. Christians are orderly, God fearing and law abiding by virtue of the commandments we strive to live by. We need to do a better job in evangelizing and making disciples. Our form of government works when the moral and ethical are holding accountability. Romans 13:12 says, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” We are in a fight as a people and a nation. We need to change hearts to win it.​

4.29.16
Of discernment and determination


There has been a lot of debate stirred up by the primaries. Emails streaming in on an hourly basis are demonizing Ted Cruz on one hand and Donald Trump on the other. They are accused of being part of the global conspiracy, of having affairs, of cutting this secret deal or that. The vitriol is amazing coming from the emails of Christians, yes Christians. Folks, there is no perfect candidate. As I wrote before, we are not electing a pastor. There is so much terrible information out there that no one knows who to trust. We need to think critically and spiritually about this information and check up on what we are wanting to believe. We need to discern rightly and not accept the latest, most outrageous accusation.

This upcoming election is not going to be the end of our problems no matter who is elected. It took a long time to get into this mess and it will take a long time getting out of it. One thing for certain, we need to change the direction of things or we may not be long as a nation. People of a certain ungodly political persuasion need to go. Voting for the lesser evil is often how it is put. Some will over-spiritualize it and say that voting for the lesser evil is still evil. But incremental progress is better than no progress, especially when the alternative is blatantly “in your face” godlessness. When Nehemiah rebuilt the wall, it was dangerous work with many people murmuring and opposing him. It wasn’t done overnight, but it got done.

Mark 8:34 says, “And Jesus called the crowds with his disciples, and he said to them, “Whoever is willing to come after me, let him renounce himself and take up his cross and let him come after me.” The cross was very offensive because it represented the worst of torture and death reserved for the worst of people. Jesus was saying that following him will be difficult. Turning a nation back to God is also difficult. The church has become like the world. Many Christians are apathetic like the Laodiceans. 2 Chronicles 7:14 is overused and underplayed. We must understand prayer needs action and action needs prayer, and we need to be about Ephesians 6:13, “having done all, to stand.” This is our cross today.

Getting rid of the problem before us is like the example Jesus gave regarding the demon that could not be driven out, only by prayer and fasting. Pray and fast for our nation. Beyond that we have to take action. So many will say that if you organize and take to the streets, you are being rebellious. I say that if we stand together overcoming evil with good, and we do it publicly in great numbers, we are not in rebellion, but crushing a satanic rebellion that has been allowed far too long. We need to put away man-made extra-biblical doctrines, and put our arms and legs and voices in motion in numbers. We need to be men and women of God speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Anyone game?​

4.28.16
State Department papers catch Clinton in lie


A new release of State Department documents to government watchdog Judicial Watch bring new information about Hillary Clinton’s role in the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi. Judicial Watch, which forced the State Department to release the papers through the Freedom of Information Act, says the documents actually reveal two scandals, “The first is Hillary Clinton telling different stories to different foreign leaders about the Benghazi attack – including an admission that it was a terrorist attack. The second is the State Department’s cover-up of these documents.” Let us remember that Clinton and the White House had stated that an anti-Islam film had caused a spontaneous attack on the compound. A blatant lie.

Judicial Watch reports that the documents confirm that on September 12, 2012, Clinton informed Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil that the attack “had nothing to do with the film.” Judicial Watch reports that Clinton issued an official State Department press statement, approved by the White House, placing the blame for the attack on an Internet video: She said, “Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”

Judicial Watch reveals that on September 12, Clinton told Kandil, “We know the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack – not a protest.” Kandil responded, “You’re not kidding. Based on the information we saw today we believe that group that claimed responsibility for this is affiliated with al-Qaeda.” Two days later, at the ceremony when the bodies of the four Americans who were killed arrived in the US, Clinton again left the implication that it was all due to the video: “We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.”

It was only after State Department officials leaked to the public that the White House story was a fabrication that Clinton admitted “that information has changed...that’s not surprising. That always happens.” When pressed for more information at a Congressional hearing, Clinton responded: “What difference at this point does it make?” A Congressional report from five House committees said that Clinton and the White House “perpetuated a deliberately misleading and incomplete narrative...” In other words, they lied. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” That Clinton is not in jail, but instead running for the highest political office in the land is a travesty.​

4.27.16
We are not electing a pastor


At the risk of angering some of you beyond reason, last night’s primary has set the stage for what many Christians have been saying—“If Donald Trump wins the nomination, I’m not voting.” Folks, there is a reality here that we must face up to. Irrespective of the who gets the Republican or Democratic nomination for President, your civic duty is to shape the world around you the best you can for Christ. The early Christians didn’t give up because they were under Roman rule. At least we have a say. And, quite frankly, not voting at all or writing someone in who hasn’t a chance, is a cop out. Tough words, I know, but we are not electing a pastor. If we were, by the condition of the church, we haven’t much to show there either.

Many have written and asked what I want you to do. It’s not what I want you to do. It’s what the Holy Spirit is telling you to do. We often are so heavenly minded, that we are not much earthly good. We live on earth today. This life we are living is the basis for how we will be judged by the Lord. He has given us the Holy Scriptures to educate us in His ways. He has sent the Holy Spirit to guide us. Trouble is, there has been so much unholy doctrine taught, so many conflicting viewpoints, so much strange fire and noise that we often cannot even discern the truth to make a decision. How many emails have you received that say “Here is the real truth about…” only to find they are nuts? Just saying.

In the lead up to Ronald Reagan’s candidacy, Christians became very active at the local political level. We became committee members, assisted in the selection of candidates, and became delegates. We not only elected Reagan, but also a Republican majority in the Senate for the first time in nearly 30 years. This all occurred because we engaged locally. But there were many, many pastors who preached against us, saying that Christians should not be involved in politics. These pastors handicap Christians by their false teachings about Romans 13:1-2, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.”

If this meant to just accept evil rulers, Peter and the Apostles would have brought upon themselves damnation by resisting the Sadducees in Acts 5:29, when they said, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” A couple of points: 1) If we don’t like the choice of candidates, we have to get involved early in the process—that’s not an option now, and 2) we are not electing a pastor—we need to choose the candidate we believe will do the best to protect ourselves and our families and preserve our freedom. To do that, you must vote, and vote for a viable candidate rather than hide behind some esoteric concept of false spirituality or haughty, but misguided, principle. This is real. Life is now. We must act here on earth.​

4.26.16
The American Christian and Civic responsibility


Romans 12:21 instructs “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” After being imprisoned and warned by the high priests (the governing body of the Jews) to not conduct ministry in the name of Jesus, Peter and the apostles responded in Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” In developing the governing principles over the children of Israel, Jethro advised Moses in Exodus 18:21, “...provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them (the people)...” This is the basis of American government the Founders used. There are many justifications of civic responsibility in the Bible, but are Christians using them?

The foundational social contract from which our Republic was derived is that there are inalienable rights endowed by the Creator and that government is formed to protect those rights. The basis of representative government is predicated on an assumption that God created man and conveyed certain rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These rights are protected in our Constitution. They are specified in detail by the Bill of Rights, among them are freedom of religion, of speech, of gun ownership, of privacy, and of due process. Government was limited by the Constitution to protect these rights and the security of the people.

Government has extended far beyond its intended Constitutional limits. Tares among the wheat have entered in and twisted the meaning of the Constitution’s words. Contemporary government has become the source of rights rather than the Creator through the infiltration of progressive humanism thought and representation. As we stand today, political parties are a well spring of such thought, and Christian America seems confused on how to oppose them. John Jay, a Founder and first Supreme Court Justice, put it succinctly: "Providence has given our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as privilege and interest, of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

Errant teaching from the pulpit and from Christian leaders has created disillusionment and apathy in Christians about their civic responsibility. Some are acting in error under the direction of the anti-biblical theology of dominionism. Others are failing to act because of a hyper-response to teachings about the rapture. There are many other teachings that have contributed to Christian ineffectiveness in self government. Be not confused. As an American and as a Christian, we all have civic responsibility. God gave us a nation where we have freedom of self government. The Founders said it would only work with a moral and religious people. If Christians shirk their civic responsibility, the nation will fall. And it is. We’ve got to engage, not pull back. Shine your light wherever you are. State your opinions. Influence those around you.​

4.25.16
God presides over destinies of nations

It is amazing that when I write about civic responsibility and Christians that people rush to push the “unsubscribe” button. This leads me to the question, Do Christians not see that we have a civic duty in the very least as Romans 12:20 points out to: “Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good”? It is good timing to bring to our attention--to the notice of Christians, and in particular, American Christians, what a Christian farmer once said to the legislature. Here are some excerpts from a speech that was recalled from memory because it was so memorable.

“This is no time for ceremony. The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings...

“...There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged!... Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace, but there is no peace. The war is actually begun!...Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

These are excerpts from the speech given on March 23, 1775 by Patrick Henry. Henry understood first hand the oppression of government over religious expression. The British government and the Episcopal Church were trying to stamp out the Baptists by persecuting them--even holding them under water until they nearly drowned. Upon news of one such beating, Henry rode his horse some 50 miles to attend the trial of two pastors who were accused of preaching the gospel. During the trial, Henry interrupted and asked the court if he heard it right that these men were on trial for “preaching the gospel of the Son of God?” Henry was instrumental in changing the laws against religious persecution.

I left out the parts of his speech that pertained to the British. But I wanted to make the point that Christians in America were not always so concerned about themselves and their self-improvement, or paranoid about supporting their country, or waiting for the rapture, that they didn’t take seriously what was happening to them and their nation. We as a nation are pretty far gone--one pastor friend of mine said we are in hospice--you can call it a result of judgment or just deserts or apathy or whatever you wish. The fact remains as Henry said, “There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations” and if we cared enough to get before the Lord and get right with Him, and take action as Christians, we just might make a difference. 

4.22.16
The prophetic Passover


Many Christians celebrated Easter a few weeks ago. Today, however, begins Passover. Passover is a Jewish tradition commemorating how God led the Israelites out of Egyptian slavery. Christians often overlook Passover, not understanding that it is most Holy and prophetic. The Israelites painted the blood of an unblemished, sacrificial lamb on their doorposts for the plague of death of the firstborn to Passover them. This is the picture of Christ, the unblemished lamb, who died on the cross for our sins. Our church family and friends celebrate the beginning of Passover with a traditional Passover Seder, a feast retelling the story of the Exodus from Egypt and foretelling the Messiah’s sacrifice, return, and reign.

What Christians call the Lord’s Supper, is actually a Passover Seder. Jesus said in Luke 22:15-16, “I have desired to eat this Passover with your before I suffer: For I way unto you, I will not anymore eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” The Seder Plate is comprised of salt water, parsley, a lamb shank bone, chopped apples and nuts, horseradish root, bitter herb and a roasted egg—each element symbolizing a part of the redemption story of being delivered from Egyptian bondage. There are four symbolic cups of wine from which participants drink. The first is the cup of Sanctification, the second is the cup of the Plagues, the third is the cup of Redemption, and the fourth is the cup of Praise.

The Seder uses matzah, unleavened bread pierced with holes, in three pieces shared during the Seder. One piece is broken and then wrapped in cloth and hidden until the end and then is revealed and shared in communion. As Christ said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” The cup of Redemption symbolizes the blood of the Passover lamb. It was the cup taken after the meal. When Jesus took the cup of Redemption, he said in Matthew 26:27-29, “Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

As you can see, the Passover has several layers. God brought the Israelites out of Egypt by demonstrating to them that the blood of the Lamb saves them. He instituted a service (Passover Seder), that the Israelites were to keep forever. Exodus 12:27 says, “It is the sacrifice of the Lord’s Passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses.” Through the Passover, God delivered the Israelites from bondage, foretold of the suffering Messiah, the redemption of sins, and the kingdom to come. When we, as Christ followers take part in Passover, we are participating in the prophetic redemption and return of Christ.

4.21.16
Rights and leadership of a prophetic people


In the days of Samson, there was no king in Israel. There arose idolatry, sexual promiscuity, murder, rape, famine, and war. These accounts in Judges 16-21 demonstrate what a lack of leadership brings to a nation. No moral compass, no commitment to law—God’s or man’s, reaps the results that we are seeing in our society today. Judges 17:6 says, “In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” This is repeated in Judges 21:25, “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” When there is a moral vacuum of leadership in a nation, a state, a community, people do what is right in their own eyes.

A lot is found in the Holy Scriptures about man doing his own thing and thinking it is just and right. Proverbs has many verses about it. Here are some: Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death”; Proverbs 12:15 says, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkens unto counsel is wise”; Proverbs 21:12, says, “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD ponders the hearts” meaning that men think their way is right, but God weighs their very motives. In a vacuum of moral leadership, everybody does what is right in their own eyes. Fast forward to today, everybody thinks they have the right to do what they want.

In Deuteronomy 12, the Lord is explaining to the people that they must keep His judgments and statutes, go into the land and “utterly destroy” the altars and high places of the pagan gods, and establish one place of worship to the “Lord your God.” Verse 12:8 says, “You shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.” And He instructs them to follow his statutes. Verse 28 says, “Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when you do that which is good and right in the sight of the Lord thy God.”

Some would argue that this is only for the children of Israel. These, however, are the laws of nature and of nature’s God, which are the Laws of God. In natural law, there are consequences to every action. An object will fall to the ground when dropped because of gravity. Similarly, there are consequences for breaking the natural laws that cannot be seen, but are established by God. A vacuum of moral leadership allows for man to grant rights, which are right in his own eyes based on his own mortal standard. But how are they just, if they are man-made? Only the rights to man granted by God can meet a just standard. And only by following God’s laws will it go right for people and nations. We need moral leadership, that holds accountability to God’s standards. This begins in the House of God. Let us repent and so begin anew.​

4.20.16
Getting Rights right


Have you noticed that everyone seems to have a “right” that is special to their particular situation? If people don’t think they are getting a fair shake, they somehow claim some sort of “right” to allow them to do what is right in their own eyes. They don’t even think about what is right or wrong, they just want to have their “rights.” The whole bathroom rights controversy is one such thing. North Carolina tries to protect its people by saying that you have to use the restroom of the sex you were born with. Now everybody thinks they have a “right” to use whatever bathroom they want. This has gotten to be lunacy. It doesn’t even meet the straight face test. Sometimes you have to just buck up and draw the line in the sand.

The Declaration of Independence is one of the most succinct documents explaining rights. It says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

So, as mankind, we are created equal. We have God-given rights to Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness. We formed government to protect those rights. And if the government doesn't do that, we have a right to abolish it and institute new government which is to protect our Safety and Happiness. Pretty simple, right? We give up some freedom for government to protect our general welfare and secure our rights to Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness. The government is in place to make sure those who have might do not trample those who don't. We are to be able to live our lives however we see fit, in peace, so long as we do not do harm to others. Laws are established to ensure this, not to be a terror to good people.

How is making someone use the public restrooms of their own gender harmful to the general welfare? In reality, there is more harm to the general public by forcing it to accept the unnatural--risking sexual assault, and mental anguish. Jesus said in Luke 6:31, “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” In other words, do no harm. These “right-mongers” shout “social justice” for special treatment to the detriment of others. The acceptance of perversion cannot be forced any more than morality can be legislated. Remember, communism is the abolishment of all religion, morals and property ownership. This is all part of the plan. And the politicians supporting this are exposing themselves rightly.​

4.19.16
The truth of politicians and bigots


Last night, I had the unfortunate experience of watching some political ads by two Maryland Democrats running against one another in a primary for US Congress. Each was trying to be the bigger progressive. They were touting gun control, marriage rights, immigrant rights, reproductive rights, income equality rights, and probably a few more rights of which I’m not aware. In each of their commercials, they ended with a reference to Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz being bigots. It’s like, “we are proudly progressive (communists) and everyone who disagrees with our position is a bigot, especially those Republicans who are running for President.” This is the theme for the 2016 election. 

Throughout 20-plus years in politics, I learned that politicians project. They jump out to accuse others of what they, themselves, do. I had a policy in our campaigns that we would not attack an opponent unless the opponent attacked first, and that if we responded in kind, it would be only with facts. In my experience, if an opponent makes an accusation with absolutely no proof or basis, that opponent is usually the one who has done the deed of the accusation. As in Romans 2:1, “...for wherein you judge another, you condemn yourself; for you that judge does the same things.” Herein, with the example of the Maryland Democratic candidates for Congress--they are ending their commercials by calling others bigots.

The bullies in the LGBTQ community; the bullies in the climate change community; the bullies in the abortion industry; the bullies in the illegal immigration community; the bullies in the Islamic community; the bullies in the gun control community; the bullies in the income equality community all call those who disagree with them bigots, racists, hate-mongers, and radicals. When, in reality, they are such. They are the ones who cannot allow to live in peace anyone who disagrees with their oft-immoral or anarchist beliefs. It’s just like this entire debate on same sex public restrooms. How ludicrous is it that if you disagree with allowing an adult male in a restroom with your minor daughter, you are a sexist bigot? Really?

Yet this is the progression of progressiveness: If you disagree, you will be labeled. They cant debate you on the facts, because the facts are not in their favor. So they resort to name calling and bullying--the very things they accuse you of doing. And this will be the theme of this year’s Presidential elections--if you don’t vote for a woman, you are a sexist. If you vote for someone who wants to secure the borders, you are a racist bigot. We need to stand firm on the TRUTH. A Psalm of David, Psalm 35:19-20, says, “Let not them that are my enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without cause. For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.” Do not be deceived or discouraged by these bullies who judge you by the content of their own hearts.​​

4.18.16
Crooks of a feather flock together


There is an old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together.” It means that people who are alike tend to be drawn to one another. In this day and age, one might be able to modify the saying a bit to: Crooks of a feather flock together. At least that’s the way it seems with politicians, and one in particular who wants to be President of the United States. Hillary Clinton has been involved with scandal after scandal since she arrived on the political scene and was removed from the Watergate investigation due to unethical practices. Her shady past includes too many dark shadows to list in this Daily Jot, but the latest is fresh off the presses from Panama. It shows both her hypocrisy and her lack of ethics. 

Mossack Fonseca is a law firm that registers offshore companies to evade taxes and launder money. Recently, a leak of its client base through the “Panama Papers” indicated a “who’s who” of close friends of Clinton and her philandering husband. McClatchy News reports among them are Gabrielle Flalkoff,  finance director for Hillary Clinton’s first US Senate campaign; the Chagoury family, which pledged $1 billion in projects to the Clinton Global Initiative; and Chinese billionaire Ng Lap Seng, who was at the center of a Democratic fund-raising scandal when Bill Clinton was president; and late billionaire investor Marc Rich an international fugitive when Bill Clinton pardoned him in the final hours of his presidency.

It will take years to unravel the Friends of Clintons shenanigans to evade taxes, and perhaps even launder money to unscrupulous causes (think Saudi Arabia, Huma Abidin, Muslim Brotherhood, etc.) using offshore accounts and the scandal-ridden Clinton Foundation. But the hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton is further exposed by her rhetoric against offshore accounts to avoid paying taxes. McClatchy reports that at the recent AFL-CIO convention she condemned what she called “outrageous tax havens and loopholes that super-rich people across the world are exploiting...Now, some of this behavior is clearly against the law, and everyone who violates the law anywhere should be held accountable.” Accountable, really?

Hillary Clinton is proposing a ONE TRILLION dollar tax increase if she is elected. She goes around the country condemning the rich and their tax avoidance. She collects hundreds of thousands of dollars for her speeches (which is essentially legal money laundering for her campaign). Yet her closest allies, who give her and her husband hundreds of millions of dollars, are suspected money launderers and tax evaders. There is a warning in Proverbs 22:16, saying, “He that oppresses the poor to increase his riches, and he that gives to the rich, shall surely come to want.” Clinton and her ilk oppress the poor while saying they support the poor. Those that give her a vote will see fruits of coming to want. She is a destructive person by virtue of her history and body of work.  ​

4.15.16
A phone call on Tax Day eve 


I received a phone call last night from a national polling organization. The lady on the other end of the line wanted to know my opinion on the presidential candidates and whether the country was going in the right direction or the wrong one. Of course, she got an earful. She asked an open-ended question about what were the four areas I believed were the most critical for our country. There are so many, it made me think. But to my list--1) the economy and jobs; 2) Constitutional rights, 3) declining morals, and 4) accountability. While I know there are many, many more because we are a nation in great distress, those are the four that fit my pistol. We should be reminded on this day, April 15, of our nation’s woes.

What made America great is how Americans once loved God and His precepts. The foundation among the people was so very strong. Certainly, facing great odds to settle a wilderness and survive it took great faith among the early Americans. To fight tyranny against the largest, most powerful military in the world took great faith. To fight brother against brother in our bloodiest internal battle and end the institution of slavery took great faith. To fight the most powerful evil axis in the world, which was slaughtering Jews by the millions and threatened our very freedom, took great faith. But then something changed. Those who wanted to abolish family, property, religion and morals, and use government to do it, came a calling.

The very thing that our Founding Fathers feared the most--that the government would become out of control and exploit the citizenry with another form of tyranny--has occurred. Right now, it’s a soft tyranny. A control where we have some freedoms, and are not incited to fight against them because they are somewhat bearable. Little by little, the government is taking over the job base, which taxes those who create jobs, so government can control them. Constitutional rights are eroding, especially the linchpin of all rights--religious freedom and free speech as anarchists and communists are using free speech to extinguish the free speech of others. Religious freedom is being used to deny religious freedom to others.

The declining morals in this nation are part and parcel to its gradual setting of the sun over the skies of freedom. People are just doing what is right in their own eyes. The “Church” is at best distracted. Neither the “Church” nor the citizenry is able to hold accountability to one another or to leadership. We are being taxed a third of the year to pay for all this. That phone call last night made me think. I hope it makes you think as well. Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Praise God for His mercy and gift of freedom. True liberty is of Christ and in Christ. As we gaze upon Tax Day, let us remember the liberty of Christ AND the tyranny before us. One cannot be defeated without the fierce application of the other.​

4.14.16
Record tax collecting; consequences loom


As we approach the day when our taxes are due, let us keep in mind the spirit of the American Revolution. Our Founding Fathers rebelled against England after a less than a penny tax on tea. They did not envision a multi-trillion dollar government tending to the specific needs of individuals. Neither did they expect Americans to work 114 days into the year (April 24) to pay taxes. The government at all levels has become an insatiable beast feeding on the hard work of all Americans and becoming more and more demanding with each passing day. The Treasury Department reports that it collected a record amount of taxes $1.48 TRILLION the first half of the fiscal year.

The American entrepreneur spirit must have money to be able to take hold and prosper the economy. Labor union workers do not “create” jobs. They work for the job creators. And yes, they too, should have tax reductions to be able to save more and provide for their needs. But it is proven economic fact that if the job creators are saddled with high taxes and excessive government restrictions, the economy will slow, jobs will be lost and companies will close. Here we go: The Tenth Commandment in Exodus 20:17 says, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor’s.”

Taxes, especially unfair and exorbitant taxes, are covetousness. Now many will also quote the Bible verse where Jesus says give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. But in this nation, our Founding Fathers set up a form of government where we all have a say. So we, in effect, are Caesar. It’s when we lose touch with that reality that the government, any government, will fill the void and begin to expand its power. From property taxes to income taxes, when the fruits of a person’s hard work are taken and given to another, that is coveting. It is also placing a chokehold on the economy because politicians are interested in expanding government rather than paying debt. 

For example, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed a one TRILLION dollar tax increase if she is elected. Bernie Sanders will do much the same. This money will not go to reduce debt, but rather to give students “free” college education and construction workers jobs fixing roads. Seriously. It’s true. The current national debt as we reach tax day is $19.2 TRILLION. If you are a citizen, your share of that debt is $200,221. If you pay taxes, your share of the US Federal budget deficit ($5.8 TRILLION) is $850,735, according to the US National Debt Clock. These numbers are sobering and they point to rough times ahead. If responsible stewardship is not put in place, there will be disastrous results--the consequences of breaking God’s commandments.
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4.13.16
The communist dark side or armor of light?


The rise of admitted socialist Bernie Sanders to the Democratic Party’s number two contender for US president is an amazing statement about American society. Democrats are choosing between a godless socialist (communist) or an un-indicted criminal progressive (communist) who says she is Christian when it benefits her, but her actions belie the claim. The products of generations of government school indoctrination is finally coming home to roost--younger Americans are not deterred by the polite monikers of communism--rose by any other name--progressive, socialist, liberal. Hillary Clinton, however, has a plan that will place a capstone on the Islamic Marxist takeover of America began by her predecessor.

Her ties to Islam, Saudi Arabia, and the Muslim Brotherhood are well documented. Scattered throughout her body of work are legal and ethical issues that would have landed the less privileged in jail for more than lifetimes. These red flags aside, people still do not want to believe that Clinton is a communist disguised as a Christian moderate. But a close look at her words in a little publicized interview with the New York Daily News reveals her intent to create a communist state emanating from the White House. Her plan includes a ONE TRILLION DOLLAR TAX INCREASE on American citizens to pay for free college tuition, family leave, and what she calls a National Infrastructure Bank. 

In other words, a Clinton presidency plans on “restoring basic fairness to our tax code” by raising taxes. Her plan calls for an acceleration of the class warfare of communism through a “fair share surcharge,” and taking your inheritance away from you by raising the Death Tax. This is a page out of the Communist Manifesto of redistributing wealth and abolishing all property ownership. Her job creation program rests solely on increasing taxes and employing people to rebuild the nation’s highways. The growth in the economy, according to Clinton, is to create more government jobs. These are things, she says, “The Federal Government can and must do to create more job opportunities, to create more growth.”

This is taking the benefits of your hard earned work and redistributing them through government programs. It creates two classes of people--the haves and the have nots--a ruling class and a ruled class. It is unbiblical and unrighteous. Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 3:13 that every man should “enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.” Jethro told Moses in Exodus 18:21 to choose leaders who are “able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.” The 10th Commandment found in Exodus 20 prohibits covetousness. Who is the government or Hillary Clinton to covet your property, the fruits of your labor, and your inheritance? Courageous men have died fighting over far less. Are we sheep to be led to the communist dark side or warriors of the Lord wearing the armor of light?

 

4.12.16
The coming Bible Ban


The American Library Association has released its list of the top 10 “challenged” books in America. ALA provides the list to inform the public about censorship efforts that affect libraries and schools. The list is compiled from libraries, schools, and the media reports on attempts to ban books in communities across the country.  ALA says the top three reasons cited for challenging books are that the material is considered sexually explicit, contains offensive language, and the material is unsuited to any age group. There is, however, another reason that has propelled this particular book to the top ten list of those challenged to be banned from libraries and schools across America. Religious content. The results are shocking. 

Among books that are sexually explicit, promote sex outside of marriage, those about transgendered teens, promote homosexuality and violence, is The Holy Bible. It is the sixth most challenged book in America. This is the first time since ALA began keeping statistics in 1990 that the Bible has made the list, debuting at 6. In context, the ALA has compiled the lists of top 100 challenged books in the decades of 1990-1999 and 2000-2010. The Bible was not on those lists. In fact, the Bible was not on the ALA challenged book list from 2011-2014. This needs to sink in. This is the first time the Bible has ever been on this list and it made it to number six. This is not only an indicator of society, but of a dangerous road ahead.

ALA says that 85% of book challenges receive no media attention and remain unreported. According to this statistic, there is a possibility that the Bible could be far and away number one on the list if all incidents were reported. The only measure to make the list is the number of “documented requests to remove materials from schools or libraries.” The largest groups of those who challenge books in general are two-fold: parents and administrators in public schools. Individual statistics on who challenged the Bible were not made public. An ALA spokesman said that there are complaints about the Koran, but not nearly as many as the Bible. In fact, the Koran doesn’t even make the list. 

This is a grave reflection on the recent direction of society. The Bible is not “challenged” substantially for decades, probably since the establishment of public schools and libraries in America, and it debuts as the sixth most challenged book in American libraries and public schools. While the “church” should be outraged, it also should be ashamed at the job it is doing. The self-indulgent, extra-biblical doctrines being taught over the past generation are having more impact than even the devil could have imagined. Our nation is turning dark. Parents are seeking to ban the Word of God. Psalm 119:105 says, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” How dark are we to become?​​

4.11.16
Radical Christians Needed


Psalm 33:10-12 says, “God brings nothing to the plans of nations, he foils the plans of the peoples. But the counsel of God stands forever, his heart’s plans are for all generations. How blessed is the nation whose God is God, the people he chose as his heritage!” Recent headlines are showing how presidential candidates are bending rules and procedures to gain delegates legally, but perhaps not ethically. This is an inherent flaw in humanity. It demonstrates that character is an issue in this election, and it is an issue that this far into the process will not be addressed appropriately. It is an indicatory, however, of a much larger issue of a disengaged population segment that has the power to change things for the better.

What we need in this country is a revivalution. A revivalution would be a revival of the ancient paths of our Lord; a revival of understanding of and relationship with the one true God, and his son Jesus Christ. This revival is not the showy mega church version of revival. It is a revival of the heart--a return to the gospel and the scriptures in their traditional form and meaning. The “lution” part of revivalution is we become a people so passionate in our relationship with God, we would be described like the apostles and disciples in Acts 17:6 “These who have turned the world upside down are come here also.” We would be as Jesus described in the Sermon on the Mount, “salt of the earth.” 

This is not to be confused with Dominion Theology or Kingdom Now. These theologies are the problem, not the solution. Scripturally, man has absolutely no power over when Jesus Christ returns to earth. It is the sole responsibility of God the Father and Jesus the Christ. Teachings to the contrary are in great error and lack an understanding of what the Bible says about the end times and the Millennial Reign. Placing in leadership misguided “Christians” who believe in bad theology expecting different results than what we have is tantamount to getting the same, if not worse, than what we have in place. They lack discernment and wisdom because they are not grounded in the Word of God.

A revivalution means getting right with and having a close personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ first and foremost. And through that right relationship conducting your life in a manner consistent with the scriptures. This means you are a living testimony to the one true God and you are making disciples. These disciples indigenously begin to change the nation from its current state to one whose God is truly the one true God. This is harder work than sitting in a church pew listening to some pastor teaching self-indulgent, extra biblical, out of context concepts of selfish living disguised as Christianity. Revivalution means we become an Acts 5:29 people where we “obey God rather than men.” ​​

 

4.8.16
The grim threat ahead


With all the presidential debates, issues, charges, counter-charges, sizes of body parts, and other base comments have arisen. It seems more of a freak show than anything presidential. Candidates are hardly respectful of one another, showing little statesmanship and a lot of showmanship. But when someone finally gets the chance to occupy the office, grim realities should set in. This government is a mess. The world is a mess. Leadership and character are lacking throughout the world, especially in the United States, which has traditionally held the “character” card. On inauguration day, there is an issue on which very few are focused, but one the next President and Congress must address.

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Gene Dodaro, the comptroller general for the Government Accountability Office, testified at the Senate Budget Committee about its audit on the government’s financial books. Dodaro’s findings were an indicator of how big government has grown, how out of control it is, and the massive undertaking it will take to get things under control. Dodaro told the senators that the US debt to gross national product ratio was 74%. To put that number in perspective, the average ratio has been 43% since immediately after WWII. He said that in 15-20 years, the US will owe more than it can produce, which means that our nation is not sustainable. 

The audit found, according to Dodaro, that in just 2015 alone, some $136.7 BILLION of improper payments were made. Additionally, the audit found that the government books showed “hundreds of billions of dollars” in differences between government transactions. Dodaro told the senators, “GAO’s audit calls into question the reliability of the underlying financial data. The sketchiness is such that GAO remains unable to even issue an audit opinion on the government’s books.” This is how the “president” is running our country, and how the Congress is holding him accountable. Imagine if the IRS audited your personal finances and found such discrepancies. It would seize your assets and you would be in jail.

This malfeasance leads to tyranny. Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 3:13, “...every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.” Even after the Lord returns, people will, as shown in Isaiah 65:21-23, “They shall build houses, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them. They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain.” As long as our government and leaders are not held accountable, our citizenship is cheapened, and our general welfare, family security and property are threatened.​

4.7.16
​I will fill thee with locusts


As the first Syrians are now on there way under the “president’s” resettlement policy of bringing over 100,000 Islamic “refugees” from terrorist-sponsoring Syria, the same “president” is arguing with Congress and the Supreme Court whether he has the ability to forego the law and make some four million illegal aliens eligible for social security. According to CNSNews.com, on April 18, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the case United States v. Texas, pitting the “president” against a majority of the states, which have joined in the litigation against the administration. It is essentially a test case as to whether a president can choose not to enforce the law, but there is far more than that at stake.

CNSNews.com reports that at issue is the White House policy called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), which would allow aliens in this country illegally who are parents of citizens or lawful permanent residents to stay in the US. The brief submitted by the Texas Attorney General to the Supreme Court on behalf of the states explains: “The Executive Branch unilaterally created a program--known as DAPA--that contravenes Congress's complex statutory framework for determining when an alien may lawfully enter, remain in, and work in the country.” Bottom line, DAPA classifies illegals as “lawfully present,” making over four million illegals eligible for Medicare and Social Security.

Part of this “president’s” legacy is choosing the laws he wants to support and those he doesn’t. We have seen this on numerous occasions since the beginning of his administration--off shore drilling, Defense of Marriage Act, Fast and Furious, border security, and immigration laws. The combined impact of this lawlessness is the invasion of the United States with lawbreakers, prospective terrorists, anti-democracy anarchists, and criminals. Aside from the attack on society--which costs billions a year in criminal acts, court defenses, and personal injury--Americans are being asked to aid and abet this invasion by shouldering the burden in “entitlements” such as health care, welfare, and even Social Security.

Add to this a report by The Tax Foundation that Americans on the average will spend more on federal, state, and local taxes in 2016 than on food, clothing, and housing combined. Those of us who work, do so an average of 114 days to pay for government programs. The cost of government policies, however, reach far beyond the tax bill. One cannot look at these policies without assigning a strategic weight to them. It appears that the Islamic Marxist in the White House is strategically accomplishing what the Lord prophesied through Jeremiah for judgment on Babylon, “Surely I will fill thee with men, as with locusts; and they shall raise a battle cry against thee.” America faces an invasion of dependents whose first act of coming to the country is breaking the law. Another wave are from terrorist-sponsoring states where there is no way to vet their intent.​

4.6.16
The prophetic destiny of a sheep nation


There are many who believe that nations will not matter in the end times, that only individuals will receive their reward or judgment. There are many diverse teachings about prophecy and nationalism. We should all understand that we cannot stop the march of prophecy, but we can determine our place in it. As individuals, we make up the nations. The nation we live in reflects the people, especially in the United States where we get to choose our leaders. While some are teaching that you can be a Christian or a patriot, that you must choose between one or the other, this is not necessarily scripturally accurate and can be a very dangerous end time strategy. It may not be either-or, but rather both-and. Choose wisely.

Nationalism and patriotism can be a bad thing or a good thing. History indicates, for example, that German nationalism led to the holocaust. Islamic nationalism, which is a combination of fascism, Marxism, and false religion, has a millennial-plus history of death, destruction, slave trade, human trafficking, drug trafficking, civil and human rights violations, and persecution of Christians and Jews that continues wherever it exists today. In both examples, God’s people suffer at the hands of such nationalism. America, however, guarded against such persecution with a secular Constitution that 
enumerated the powers of government with limitations and allowed freedom of speech and religion. 

The result was a nation that supported Christian evangelism, Christian ideals became a light for justice and freedom around the world. There can be no honest discussion about preaching the gospel to the uttermost part of the earth without mentioning America. Even as this nation’s light grows dimmer with leadership that does not do right in the eyes of the Lord, America still sends more missionaries, more goodwill, more bibles, more comfort and Christian love than most other nations combined. Yes, the darkness continues to war against this light, but let us not despise our nation for its faults, but rather pray and act to shine the light of Christ in all things, that our nation can be shown worthy, even through our deeds.

This is an important “both/and.” In Matthew 24 and 25 Jesus Christ explains what will happen in the end times. In Matthew 25:31-34, Christ says, “When the Son of man shall come in his glory...And before him shall be gathered all the nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides 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.” This is about both nations and individuals, and how they treat others, especially the brethren of Christ. For a nation whose people comfort the stranger, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, and feed the hungry inherit the kingdom. It’s good to be a patriotic sheep.

4.5.16
Communism in America


On March 8, 2007, The Daily Jot stated: Communism is on the rise in America and seeks to take over the nation without a single revolutionary shot fired.  Communism is found in the public school system.  Communism is found in the political system.  Communism is found in the federal government.  But Communism went out with Gorbechev, right?--The tearing down of the Berlin wall; the fall of the Soviet Union.  Wrong. Communism is alive and well.  Its just not called communism anymore.  It is reshaped into a form more acceptable to the American people.  It is disguised and is infiltrating every aspect of American society, especially religious circles.  And once the pulpit falls, so will the nation.

Communism is a religion that seeks to replace God with the state. Communist strategists realized that America as a godly nation would never fall into their hands.  So a change in strategy had to be employed.  The strategy was three-fold:  1) appeal to Americans’ sense of justice by creating victim classes such as women, homosexuals, the environment, and skin color; 2) convince godly people to believe that communist values are the same as Christian values; and 3) continue teaching secular humanism as aggressively as possible. It fits with the Communist Manifesto calling for the abolition of religion, morals, property ownership, and even marriage. Yes, the Manifesto refers to marriage as a form of prostitution.

The victim classes already have been established.  With women it is the sexual revolution and feminism—the breakdown of society by breaking down the traditional family structure.  With homosexuals it is the tolerance and homosexual equality movement—the continued breakdown of the institution of marriage. Communism has sought to divide humans by skin color and to inflame animosity between them.  And many have been influenced by the “green revolution” of radical environmentalism, such as the flawed science of global warming or climate change, that seeks to redistribute wealth to pay for the damage humanity has done to God’s creation.

Not many people will admit they are communists. Progressive is a word used to describe today’s communists. A politician can be a member of the Democratic or Republican party and still be a ideological communist.  A pastor can be a leader of a conservative church, but be an ideological communist.  Its not about what you say, its about what you do and what you support. Communism is the antithesis of God and it is seeking to destroy our nation through its “Critical Thinking” doctrine.  Jesus said in Matthew 24:24, “For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.”  Beware of the new communism.

 

4.4.16
The prophetic exhortation to never give up


In recent weeks, there have been many people writing The Daily Jot about the hopelessness they feel. There is so much in the news that is discouraging, that indicates America continues on its vector away from the Lord. Some say they are just waiting for the rapture. They want to go home. Others are discouraged that what they are doing has no impact. In any case, you must understand that we as Christians have a mission and a purpose. I have been writing The Daily Jot for going on 15 years. The state of the world has steadily declined and will continue to do so. Christians, take heart. We are to overcome evil with good and not grow weary in doing it. 

Every phone call you make. Every letter you write. Every email you send. Every word you speak. Be encouraged. The Lord said in Isaiah 55:10-12, “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and returns not thither, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goes 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. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.”

Neither be offended. The Lord says in Ezekiel 3:17-19, ”When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and you give him not warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.” No matter how long, no matter how difficult things become, do what the Lord tells you to do. As you do these things unto the Lord, you have made a transfer, so to speak, from yourself to others. It is now on them to act responsibly with the information. You have done your part.

God sent his only begotten Son to die on the cross for our sins that we might have life everlasting. It’s up to us to share the many facets of living out our salvation. 2 Corinthians 4:7-10 exhorts: “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.” Keep going. Keep doing. You never know when your action may be that last full measure needed to advance God’s plan. Never give up.​

 

4.1.16
The prophetic airport experience


The UK Daily Mail reports that police at Brussels airport have written an open letter to the public claiming that at least 50 Islamic State supporters are “working there as baggage handlers, cleaners and catering staff.” Reporting from the letter, the Daily Mail says, “the officers said they have warned about the terrorist sympathizers whose security badges give them access to planes, but they remain employed. The airport police, who are threatening to go on strike because of security deficiencies, also said they have raised the issue of terrorists scouting the airport to plan possible attacks.” What many Americans do not know, is that the same thing is likely taking place at major airports across the US.

During one of my air travels, I was alarmed by the number of Muslim women working in security at Dulles Airport. After checking through the first line of scanners, I asked to speak to a supervisor. I stated that it seemed imprudent to risk employing in airport security the very people whose religion aims to kill us all. He assured me that there were multiple security layers at the airport and that the Muslim workers were no risk. My suspicions, however, are not allayed, but rather intensified, after reading reports that police in the recently attacked Brussels airport are threatening to strike because their concerns are not being addressed. 

The trouble here is naiveté, political correctness, and just plain stupidity. The Belgian police union notes that police had raised concerns about airport security four days before the recent terrorist attacks, and nothing was done to address them. Politicians are so busy trying to convince the public that Islam is the peaceful religion that they place lives in harms way. The Muslim “civil rights” groups are so aggressive crying foul every time a Muslim is singled out as a possible threat to human life, that the authorities are afraid of them. In reality, the politicians are putting us all at risk by allowing these Muslim groups to take away our right to protect ourselves in the name of equality and nondiscrimination. How absurd.

What happens when the fox guards the henhouse? Dead chickens. Does the benefit of being nondiscriminatory outweigh the risk of having someone who adheres to the beliefs of a death cult work to protect those that the cult seeks to destroy? Former President George W Bush was often quoted saying that terrorists needed to be right only once, and American security wrong only once for there to be a major terrorist disaster. Belgium is an unfortunate example. Genesis 16:12 describes Ishmael, who Muslims claim as their founding father: “And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” And sadly, this is the prophetic airport experience today for all who travel and for those who genuinely seek to protect innocents from terrorists.

3.31.16
The prophetic Islamic invasion of the US


Islam has been at war with America for some 233 years, beginning with the birth of our nation and the onslaught of the Barbary Pirates of the Ottoman Empire. This has continued through the 9-11 terrorist attacks and several other smaller attacks on American soil and against Americans abroad ever since. But now, America is beginning to experience a type and shadow of the Babylon prophecy of Jeremiah 51:14, where the Lord says, “Surely I will fill thee with men, as with locusts; and they shall lift up a battle cry against thee.” This invasion, aided and abetted by Congress and the office of the Presidency, is part of the Muslim Brotherhood strategy to takeover the US. The “president” is complicit in this strategy.

In his Easter weekend radio address, the “president,” still referring to the Islamic State as “ISIL” (which includes Israel), said that the US will continue to allow Islamic immigrants into the US from terrorist nations such as Syria as a part of his strategy to defeat “ISIL.” The White House web site summarizes the “president’s” remarks: “that defeating ISIL remains our top military, intelligence, and national security priority. He reminded us that as we move forward in this fight, we must use the power of our example as a Nation that is open to refugees escaping ISIL's violence, refuses ISIL's hateful and violent propaganda, and rejects any attempt to stigmatize Muslim-Americans.”

The “president’s” strategy appears to be that America will defeat the Islamic State by bringing as many Muslims to the United States as possible. In his radio address he said: "Our openness to refugees fleeing ISIL's violence; our determination to win the battle against ISIL's hateful and violent propaganda--a distorted view of Islam that aims to radicalize young Muslims to their cause" was paramount to victory. He ignores Islam’s history of war, terror, slave trade, human sex trafficking, violence against women and children, and drug trade continue today in every country where there is a Muslim majority. And the “president” appears to believe the way to defeat this history is to bring Islam to America. 

Truth be told, Islam is at war with anyone who is not Islamic. It is using a dark and evil concept of “religion” to advance its fascism. Anyone who disagrees with its religion is labeled an Islamophobe, a bigot, even a racist rather than a wise discerner of the truth. As President John Quincy Adams wrote in the 1827 American Annual Register about the Islamic war against Christianity: "That war is yet flagrant; nor can it cease but by the extincture of that impostor, which has been permitted by Providence to prolong the degeneracy of man.” Adams knew of the Genesis 16 prophecy of the father of Islam, Ishmael: “he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him." Adams understood then, what America seems not to understand today.​

​3.30.16
Islam has warred with the US for 233 years 


Islam’s war with America is as old as our nation. The Barbary pirates from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya were attacking American ships and holding Christian Americans as slaves. In 1786, future presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, ambassadors to France and Britain, respectively, met with the Libyan ambassador to Britain Sidi Adja to discuss peace. Adja told them, "that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Muslim who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise."

In November 1796, Adams signed the infamous Treaty of Tripoli. Viewed as a submission to Islam, the treaty stated: “As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims],—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Muslim] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.” 

Furthermore, the treaty provided for payments from the United States to the Muslim states of the Barbary Coast in return that Barbary pirates would not capture American vessels off the coast of Africa, or ransom or enslave the ship’s crews and American citizens as part of the Ottoman Empire’s slave trade. In 1801, the treaty was violated upon demand for more money by the Pasha of Tripoli and President Thomas Jefferson decided it was less a financial burden to the US to birth the US Navy, send it to Tripoli, and defeat the Islamists rather than pay more ransom. 

Adam's son, President John Quincy Adams wrote of Mohammed in the 1827 American Annual Register: "...combining the powers of transcendent genius with the preternatural energy of a fanatic and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth...He poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex, and the allowance of polygamy; and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war as part of his religion against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust; to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature."

Adams spoke of the 1,200 year war between Christianity and Islam: "That war is yet flagrant; nor can it cease but by the extincture of that impostor, which has been permitted by Providence to prolong the degeneracy of man. While the merciless and dissolute are encouraged to furnish motives to human action, there never can be peace on earth and good will toward men." Then Adams waxed prophetic by quoting from Genesis 16:11, 12, "Behold, thou art with child, and shall bear a son, and shall call his name Ishmael;...and he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him." As in the days of the Treaty of Tripoli, America keeps saying it is not at war with Islam, but Islam continues at war with the US.

3.29.16
Islam’s plan to determine the US election


While Christians are arguing about God’s candidate and deciding not to vote, Muslims are registering to vote by the tens of thousands. And for whom do you think they are going to vote? The New York Times cites a recent Pew Research Center survey indicating “that 70 percent of American Muslims identify with the Democratic Party.” The NYT reports, “Although Muslims make up only about 1 percent of the population in the United States, civil rights groups have set a goal of registering a million new voters. Efforts will be focused on swing states such as Ohio and Florida that have large Muslim populations, potentially giving the small but united voting bloc the power to tilt close elections.” Now for the truth.

The Times writes, “Organizations like the Council on American-Islamic Relations, known as CAIR, the Islamic Circle of North America and the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations are encouraging mosques to turn themselves into voter registration centers before the November election so that Muslims can make their voices heard at the polls. Registration drives are expected to ramp up significantly in June, during Ramadan, when attendance at Islamic centers peaks.” The Times quoted CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper as saying, “The fear and apprehension in the American Muslim community has never been at this level. The anti-Islamic tidal wave is spurring civic participation.”

Federal prosecutors in the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial named CAIR as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation criminal conspiracy to support the terrorist group, Hamas. In addition, prosecutors introduced as evidence a Muslim Brotherhood plan to take over the US through a strategic “civilization jihadist process” aimed at “sabotaging its (America’s) miserable house” from within. The Islamic Circle of North America is named in the Muslim Brotherhood document. Islamic Centers and Mosques play an important role in the plan to support “battalion” and “domestic political resolution.” They are to be “operations rooms” for Islamic activity throughout the region they serve. 

Muslims are not arguing about who is allah’s candidate. They will be voting for the Democratic nominee because he or she will keep appeasing Islam and allowing jihadists into the country. Islam has a plan to take over America, and it has a political party as a willing dupe. Christians need to see the reality of what is going on outside their country club churches. We need to quit bickering about whether to vote and make sure our good is used to overcome evil. But first, we need to, as Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” All the noise in this election is deceptive. There is much at stake. Islam believes that America is within reach. You can bet your bottom dollar that Muslims are working with a purpose.

3.28.16
Of Islam, peace and liberty


There was a reason why the early settlers and eventually the Founders of the United States left Europe: Freedom. No matter how the revisionists and deceivers try to rewrite the history of America, it was the desire to be free that led to the formation of these United States. Freedom of religion and freedom of speech. They go hand in hand. The freedom to own property and personal effects that are not to be intruded upon by government, the freedom to own weapons for self defense and to hold an overreaching government in check, the freedom to conduct your personal business in a lawful and private manner--these were essential to those who began this country. It’s what makes Americans American.

The freedom to worship was not about tolerance for Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and so on. Those were considered foreign and strange practices by the early settlers and founders. It was about freedom to worship the God of the Jews and Christians, the God of the Bible, without being forced to worship the way the government wanted you to. You see, the Pilgrims, the Huguenots, the settlers at Jamestown had no other God, but God. Many were being persecuted by so-called “Christian” churches, by state run churches, by their respective governments for their desire to worship God the way they saw fit according to their faith as it was translated from the BIBLE. 

These folks would never had considered Islam even a religion because of the commandments in the Bible found in Exodus 20:3-17.  Number 1: “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”  Number 2: “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any think 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 to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.” It is found in the writings of the Pilgrims, for example, that they took this very seriously. 

Islam was hailed as a hostile and evil bunch by our founders. They knew full well and took seriously 2 Corinthians 6:14, “Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what partnership has light with darkness?” Islam was, and always has been, a threat to freedom everywhere it goes. It is incompatible with the American way of life. It is incompatible with representative government. It is oppressive and deadly. It does not qualify as religion in the spiritual sense, unless, of course, satanism is considered religion. How ridiculous have we become with this propaganda about Islam as a religion of peace?It is against both liberty and peace.​

3.25.16
Encouragement amidst troubled times


I have been receiving a lot of comments lately from Daily Jot readers. Many have been very encouraging. Others are appalled at the state of affairs in our nation and around the world. Still some are angry and do not want to admit the obvious that is before them. Sometimes it is a good idea to take a step back, take a deep breath, and look at the world from a different angle. In starting the Daily Jot back in January of 2002, I sensed the Lord wanted a brief testimony of daily events that could equip and encourage people to share the Good News. Most of the Daily Jot readers, especially those who have been reading a while, “get it.” But I want to encourage all readers to keep things in perspective.

The Bible is about Jesus Christ and what he did to bring salvation to a fallen world. There are many examples of how we are to live our lives and how we are to treat others. A good friend of mine says “You reap what you sow, more than what you sow, later than you sow.” He’s got a great point. It really is a law of God. So if you read the Jot and use it to share a Biblical perspective by discussing a current event, then you have planted a seed. Unlike seeds that you plant in a garden, you may never see the growth of that seed, but God’s word does not return void. Be ecouraged to share what is in the Daily Jot with others--either verbally, or via email, or any other way that you see fit.

The Daily Jot is NOT intended to bring you distress or sorrow or fear. As Christians, we are often mocked for saying that we are living in the end times. They say that every generation thinks that. But the fact of the matter is that every day brings us closer to the Biblical end times. Certainly, there are many prophetic indicators that tell us we are getting closer and closer to the return of Christ the Messiah. How wonderful is that? We know from scripture that things are going to get worse the closer we get. But we are encouraged in Ephesians 6:13, “Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”

The Daily Jot also is intended to rally folks to do the right thing. Romans 12:21 says “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Our country long has been a beacon of Christian hope to the rest of the world. I know. I have traveled quite a bit and hear what people say. We have a legal say in how things are done in our country. But because we have diverted our attention away from God and from His precepts of good citizenship, our beacon is dimming. Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 3 that he has seen travail of the labors of men. “I know there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice and to do good in his life.  And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God.” Don’t let these troubled times get you down. Find joy in Christ’s labors.​

3.24.16
El presidente in all his glory


It was hard to fathom that a US President would have his picture taken in Cuba with the image of Che Guevara prominently displayed behind him. Guevara, a communist murderer and major figure in the Cuban revolution, has become the international symbol for communist revolution. The US “president” took his entire family to Cuba, met with the Cuban regime, and even watched a baseball game with the murderous communist “president” of Cuba, Raul Castro. It was almost as if the US “president” was giddy about mixing with boyhood heroes and legendary figures of his passion. His remarks were more telling, saying: “It is an extraordinary honor to be here today.” But there is sadly more to the story.

The US “president” said, “President Castro, the people of Cuba, thank you so much for the warm welcome that I have received, that my family have received, and that our delegation has received.  It is an extraordinary honor to be here today...To the government and the people of Cuba, I want to thank you for the kindness that you’ve shown to me and Michelle, Malia, Sasha, my mother-in-law, Marian.” As he spoke, he pointed out differences between Cuba and the US and said, “Despite these differences, on December 17th 2014, President Castro and I announced that the United States and Cuba would begin a process to normalize relations between our countries.”

He continued by apologizing for America’s foreign policy toward the only bastion of communism left in the Western Hemisphere: “And these changes have been welcomed, even though there are still opponents to these policies.  But still, many people on both sides of this debate have asked:  Why now?  Why now? There is one simple answer:  What the United States was doing was not working.  We have to have the courage to acknowledge that truth.  A policy of isolation designed for the Cold War made little sense in the 21st century...Before 1959, some Americans saw Cuba as something to exploit, ignored poverty, enabled corruption.  And since 1959, we’ve been shadow-boxers in this battle of geopolitics and personalities.  I know the history, but I refuse to be trapped by it.” 

How about the truth that the Castro regime exploited the Cuban people, confiscated their businesses, forced them into poverty, murdered tens of thousands, and is known for its corruption. And somehow, to this US “president,” it is America, not Marxist Cuban dictators who are responsible. This is offensive--an American “president” siding with the propaganda and actions of murderous dictators against the people he has taken an oath to defend. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers will wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” And Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” These verses are in the context of the end times, but they also serve as warnings for our every day life. The height of lies and hypocrisy are found in the remarks and actions of these evil men and seducers.​

3.23.16
Islam the Trojan Horse of Appeasement 


The Brussels terrorist attack is the product of politicians’ utopian ideas clashing with reality. They are so busy trying to prove that Islam is a “religion of peace” and that just a few radicals are responsible for terrorist attacks, that they fail to protect against the reality--that Islam is responsible for terrorist attacks. There is one clear message: Welcome Islam in appeasement and you welcome terrorism. Wherever Islam is, innocent men, women, and children are butchered by barbarians armed with the same Koranic-inspired message since the days of Mohammad--that Christians and Jews should be killed and terror should be used against those who do not believe in allah and his prophet Mohammad. 

Need proof? Here are a few verses from the Koran. They are not taken out of context: Sura 9:5 “...slay the infidels wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush.” Sura 8:12 says, “Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes." Sura 4:55 says, “Lo! Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise.” These are just three of many.

Dutch Party For Freedom leader and activist to exposing Islam, Geert Wilders, told Breitbart, “I fear that we ain’t seen nothing yet. According to Europol 3,000 to 5,000 European jihadists, who went to Syria to fight in the ranks of IS and similar terrorist groups, have meanwhile returned to Western Europe. Some of them hid among the hundreds of thousands of Islamic asylum seekers that entered Europe from Asia and Africa. Two of last November’s terrorist in Paris had fought in Syria. So had the terrorist who, last August, attempted to attack the high speed train between Amsterdam and Paris. So had the two terrorists who, in January 2015, massacred the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo. So had the terrorist who, in May 2014, shot four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels.”

Wilders’ words should be etched in the minds of every father and mother in America--that those who fought in Syria were relocating and hiding among immigrants streaming into Europe. The US “president” is allowing hundreds of thousands of “Islamic immigrants” into America. Among them are and will be terrorists. Jesus said in John 10:12, 13, “But he that is a hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees: and the wolf catches them, and scatters the sheep. The hireling flees, because he is a hireling, and cares not for the sheep.” The hirelings in America are the politicians who do not care for the sheep and allow the thief to steal, kill and destroy. They are the ones who embrace Islam as a religion of peace, the Trojan Horse of appeasement. We need good shepherds.

3.22.16
They call it the narrative


Protesters all over the place. Angry people calling candidates, especially Republican candidates, especially Donald Trump, racists, bigots, hate-mongers, Nazis. It’s becoming commonplace. Billionaire communist George Soros’s group Moveon.org has admitted it it is funding the protests and will continue to do so. Black Lives Matter, another radical organization bent on overthrowing the US government, is also a participant. In fact, before the election is over, most any and all anarchist, fascist, socialist, and communist organizations are likely to be involved in tagging conservative Republican candidates with those very terms. It’s the ultimate projection. But the media would call it shaping the narrative.

Projection in psychological terms is defined as the unconscious transfer of one’s own desires or emotions to another person. In the case of politics, it truly is judging others from the content of one’s own heart. This is a strategy that has been employed in politics over the ages. As politics has become less and less publicly civil, the haters have come out of the woodwork, accusing everyone else of their very own character. They believe, and it has been proven so in many instances, that if they tell a lie about someone enough times people will begin believing it. Vladimir Lenin said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” Hitler’s Joseph Goebbels perfected it. A little bit of truth makes even a better lie.

By the election, the anarchists, communists, socialist, progressives, fascists and others working in league with their comrades in the Democratic party will have accused their political adversaries of every sin in the book, hoping that some of the accusations stick. They intend to make it a fact that their political foes are the worst men and women on the planet. How many will believe it? They hope enough will believe it to sway the election into the very hands of the accusers. Remember, Communist Party USA has endorsed the past several Democratic presidential candidates, and has written very good things about both the Democratic candidates running for president. 

Jesus gave us a pretty good counter-narrative in the Sermon on the Mount. In Matthew 7:15-20, He said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree brings forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” He also said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” So when you hear the “narrative,” discern wisely.

3.21.16
Let us remember communism


As the occupant of the Oval Office begins his historical trip to Cuba, let us remember communism. Fidel Castro and his brother Raul were part of the Soviet Union’s expansion into the Western Hemisphere. In October 1962, many of us in America were huddled around our little black and white televisions watching the news, hoping and praying that President John F. Kennedy was able to prevent Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev from nuking us from Cuba. Krushchev, the Castro brothers, and Che Guevara had made Cuba the staging ground for communist expansion. Now we have a “president” who is embracing their legacy by breaking protocol and taking a nostalgic visit to the West’s communist homeland.

In his controversial book “The New Persecuted, Inquiries into Anti-Christian Intolerance in the New Century of Martyrs” written in 2001, Antonio Socci wrote that 45 million Christians were martyred in the last century--mostly at the hands of communist and Islamic regimes. From 1900 to 1999, over 100 million deaths occurred because of communism. The Miami Herald reported on April 23, 2006 that Fidel Castro was responsible for 31,173 executions and prison deaths since he took power in 1959. Some 5,728 were killed by firing squads. He refused medical attention to those trying to escape the island by boat, resulting in another estimated 77,000 deaths. Nearly all the sources indicate an exact number of deaths caused by Castro’s regime is unattainable, with some estimating the death toll over 1.5 million.

This is the regime the US “president” is honoring by his trip to Cuba. The same regime that endorsed his 2012 presidential re-election bid through the voice of Mariela Castro, Raul’s then 50 year old daughter. On June 4, 2012, she said, “As a citizen of the world, I would like him to win...I believe that [sic the “president”] is a fair man, and [sic the “president”] needs greater support to be able to take this decision. If [sic the “president”] counted on the full support of the American people, then we could normalize our relationship and have better relations than what we had under President Carter.” Carter had lifted all restrictions on US travel to Cuba during his presidency. This “president” tops that with a state visit. 

The Communist Manifesto states: “...Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis.” This is the basis for all socialism and progressivism as well. It is godless and evil. The Bible tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21, 22, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.” 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” There is great deception in the vain words of socialists and communists. They ply the nature of humans with powerful words like “rights” when, in reality, they wish to kill, steal and destroy. Let us remember communism and those who run to it.​

3.21.16
Democrat Presidents, History and prophecy


A little history lesson: On National Public Radio February 6, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “Today we learned the Muslim Brotherhood decided to participate, which suggests they at least are now involved in the dialogue that we have encouraged.” Clinton held strong to the White House line that America is supporting democracy in Egypt.  The occupant of the Oval Office said, “Now, it is not the role of any other country to determine Egypt’s leaders...Furthermore, the process must include a broad spectrum of Egyptian voices and opposition parties.” It did, and thus was birthed a new terrorist sponsor in the Middle East--a Sunni Islamic regime to match the Shiite Islamic regime in Iran. It didn’t last long.

Despite warnings from Israel, veteran foreign policy experts and conservatives, the Democrat White House bought the lie that the Muslim Brotherhood would participate in a democratic government. History has repeated itself. In 1979, Democrat President Jimmy Carter’s reckless policies resulted in an Islamist-controlled “democracy” in Iran, which birthed and legitimized widespread Shiite terrorism beyond Yassir Arafat’s Palestinian Liberation Organization. On June 4, 2009, the “president” set forth a “New Beginning” with Muslims in his Cairo foreign policy speech, resulting in a democratically elected Sunni Islamic state in Egypt controlled by the terrorist sponsoring Muslim Brotherhood.

David Horovitz in the Jerusalem Post February 11, 2011 listed several Muslim Brotherhood supported disruptions including Iran in 1979, the Palestinian territories, Lebanon, and Turkey. There are other reports of the Muslim Brotherhood’s involvement in Sudan and Somalia. The Holy Land Foundation trial in Texas revealed a Muslim Brotherhood plan for “civilization Jihad” in the United States. Horovitz said, “Washington's apparent disinclination...to internalize [accept] the dangers highlighted by the Iran, Gaza, Lebanon and Turkey disasters, and thus do everything in its power to prevent the Muslim Brotherhood presiding over a similar process in Egypt, is incomprehensible.”

The Bible tells us in many places that Arab nations, which are today Islamic, will come against Jerusalem in the end times. Daniel 2:43 says, “And whereas thou saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.” In other words, they will be united for only a short time. Are we witnessing this kingdom arising? We know that the human foundation of Islam is Ishmael and the Lord prophesied of him in Genesis 16 “he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.” This is repeated in the end time battle in Ezekiel 38:21, “every man’s sword shall be against his brother.” Shiite, Sunni, clay and iron; Democrat presidents and Islam; History and prophecy. Is America poised to repeat? Islam is.

3.17.16
Passive Christianity threatens a free society 


Recent headlines are indicative of a society gone awry. Breitbart reports that “A so-called “antifascist” group that supports illegal immigration is planning a rally against GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump this Saturday in New York City, the same day that a Black Lives Matter affiliated group that also supports illegal immigration is planning a rally in Phoenix, Arizona.” This is supported by the “president’s” policies. This is also supported by communist billionaire George Soros. This is using free speech to organize against fee speech. These anarchists are trying to paint those who do not share their values as “fascists” when, in reality, they are the fascists. Using their freedom, they threaten free society.

The immoral and amoral are trying to place a death grip on our free society. Christians must stand otherwise freedom will cease to exist. “Freedom sees in religion the companion of its struggles and its triumphs, the cradle of its infancy, the divine source of its rights. It considers religion as the safeguard of mores; and mores as the guarantee of laws and the pledge of its own duration.”--these are the words of Alexis de Tocqueville, a French aristocrat who came to America in the 1830s to observe what made the country so great. His “Democracy in America” is considered a historic treasure about the unique success of the United States. Tocqueville wrote that America is free because of its collective Christian religion. 

He pointed out that the laws that governed the Plymouth colony were derived from the Hebrew texts. In the later 1600s, even the law of Connecticut stated that man shall not “have or worship any other God, but the Lord God.” He said that Americans “have succeeded in incorporating somehow into one another and combining marvelously...the spirit of religion and the spirit of freedom.” According to the laws and the nature of early Americans, men and women who have the religious and political beliefs of most of our current leadership would have been forbidden to serve in such capacity, if not tried and convicted as criminal for their immorality and corruption.

Cotton Mather wrote in 1820, “There is a liberty of corrupt nature, which is affected both by men and beasts, to do what they list; and this liberty is inconsistent with authority, impatient of all restraint; by this liberty we are all inferior;  ‘tis the grand enemy of truth and peace, and all the ordinances of God are bent against it. But there is a civil, a moral, a federal liberty, which is the proper end and object of authority; it is a liberty for that only which is just and good; for this liberty you are to stand with the hazard of your very lives.” Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” As Christians we must demand and accept no other form of liberty.

3.17.1

Captain Obvious and those who wish to do harm


Winning the March Madness Captain Obvious Award is Inspector General for the Department of Homeland Security, John Roth. Reuters reports that Roth told the Senate Homeland Security Committee that, “We may be admitting individuals who wish to do us harm, or who do not meet the requirements for a visa.” He blamed the antiquated paper processing system that he estimated will take another billion dollars and three more years to update and automate. Roth said the system was more suited to “an office environment from 1950 rather than 2016.” While it is obvious that we are letting terrorists and criminals into the country, it is also obvious that border security is lacking as a matter of White House policy. 

Roth’s testimony is a harbinger of the problem. The political policy wonks, aka the “president” and his minions, have allowed tens of thousands of criminals and Islamists to enter the country at will. So much so, that the system to protect Americans from such is stressed to the point of ineffectiveness. It’s where politics and practicality clash. The “president’s” policy has put all Americans in harms way and Captain Obvious John Roth says “we may be admitting individuals who wish to do us harm.” This is the result of policy based on remaking America into a socialist nation. This policy will cause death and destruction. This policy will continue under another Democratic Administration or under some Republicans.

Moreover, the Center for Immigration Studies has analyzed the “president’s” immigration policy from data released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The analysis concludes that since 2010, ICE has released 124 aliens who have been charged with 135 new homicides--some have been released multiple times. In 2014, ICE released a total of 30,558 criminal aliens. These aliens had already been convicted of 92,347 crimes before they were released by ICE. As of July 25, 2015, a total of 1,607 aliens had been convicted of a crime after being freed by ICE. The total number of new crimes for which these aliens were convicted after ICE released them was 2,560, including: 298 dangerous drug offenses, 185 assaults, 40 weapons offenses, 28 sex offenses, 10 sex assaults, four kidnappings, two arsons, and one homicide. 

It is obvious that these people do not wish to follow the law, nor do they want to assimilate as Americans. The political goal by Democrats and some Republicans is to promote anarchy to trigger socialist change. The Bible is very clear about how to handle immigrants. Exodus 22:21 says, “You shall neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him.” This is repeated in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. In context, Exodus 12:49 says, “One law shall be to him that is home-born, and unto the foreigner who sojourns among you.” This is also repeated in Numbers and Leviticus. One law for all. In this context it is God’s law, but these people neither want to submit to the laws of the nation or to God’s laws. If they are here illegally, they have broken the law as their first act. Hard as it is, policymakers must address this, otherwise our country is in danger.​

3.15.16
​Remedy to feeling politically voiceless


As the election year progresses, many Americans feel that their voices are ignored when it comes to the national dialogue on politics and the decline of our nation. Others say that they feel helpless because they want to see our nation turned around, but no matter what they do--letter writing, faxes, phone calls, petitions, meetings, town halls--seems to have little, if no, impact on elected officials. They believe the government has gotten so big and overreaching that it no longer represents the people, but rather its own self interest. Alexis de Tocqueville, a French philosopher and author of “Democracy in America” in two volumes (1835, and 1840), identified exactly why these readers feel the way they do.

Tocqueville wrote about the vibrance of the American system of government and how the virtue and spirit of the American people made government and freedom work. In his second volume, he astutely described, however, how “democracies” fall into a tyrannical reign through years of deception and growth of government. Tocqueville wrote of the resulting power of such a government toward its citizens: “That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild...it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances...” 

“...The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd...By this system the people shake off their state of dependence just long enough to select their master and then relapse into it again.” He wrote that this is a “compromise between administrative despotism and the sovereignty of the people; and they think they have done enough for the protection of individual freedom when they have surrendered it to the power of the nation at large...”

Does this not describe today’s America? The key accelerator of this brand of government is deceit. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” This type of deception has been longstanding and enduring. It is not only practiced by political leaders, but also by those in the pulpit, who use vain words to preserve their own interests. This happens when leaders are not virtuous and they do not hold to the one and only truth--the Word of God. It also happens when followers are convinced they have no right to hold leaders accountable. Often, because of false religious teachings, some believe they must submit to wicked authority. It also happens when informed people do not vote because they refuse to choose between two unsatisfactory candidates. For change to occur, we need to start somewhere.

3.14.16

The bullies and the bullied

During my 16 year career as a political consultant to conservatives running for President, US House of Representatives, Governor and US Senate, there was a unique observation that repeated itself enough to become a pattern. The opponent would make some bizarre accusation against my client out of nowhere. It may be about fidelity, financial stewardship, or a host of other issues. When these unfounded charges would arise, we could almost always count on that opponent doing the very same thing about which he was making the accusation. If it was fidelity, he had been unfaithful. If it was financial, he had misused money. The same is happening now, only the true bully wants to establish communism in America.

There is a group of anarchists disrupting the political process with accusations against a candidate of bullying, bigotry, violent behavior and racism. They disrupted campaign appearances in Chicago and in Dayton. Now their benefactor has revealed himself in a fundraising letter. Communist George Soros, who has endorsed Bernie Sanders (but we all know that Hillary Clinton will score a huge amount of Soros money when she secures the Democratic nomination), is raising money from these rallies and claiming credit for the disruptions. In other words, the young students who are the boots on the ground are essentially the pawns of a greater movement--a movement to overthrow the United States. 

The Washington Times reports that Moveon.org (Soros’s communist political action and funding arm) is conducting fundraising activities off of the aggressive protests in Chicago and Dayton, and promises more such disruptions. The Times says Moveon.org sent a fundraising email to its followers saying, “We’ve been ramping up our efforts for months — from the ‘We Are Better Than This’ ad we helped organize in The New York Times in December, to our collective advocacy for refugees under attack from the GOP, to the support we provided students in Chicago last night by printing signs and a banner and recruiting MoveOn.org members to join their peaceful protest. We need to double-down in the face of direct attacks on our community,”

In the email, Moveon.org pledged to continue to do its part to call on members to protest, “And to keep it going, we’re counting on you to donate whatever you can to cover the costs of everything involved--the organizers, signs, online recruitment ads, training, and more.” Present in Chicago was Bill Ayers, convicted felon, communist, and Weatherman Underground terrorist. These people are using their free speech to suppress another’s free speech. They are bullying America’s political system. They are bullying you and me. They are judging those who don’t share their communist beliefs by the content of their own hearts. This is about the issues they are presenting, but it is a reflection of their own souls. Jesus said in Matthew 7:20, “Wherefore by their fruits you will know them.” Don’t be deceived by the deceivers.​

3.11.16
The importance of water -- please read to the end


One of the biggest challenges to the third world is clean water. It is not unusual on any given day 100+ degree day to see children playing in creeks with pools of muddy water. That same water is collected in containers and brought back to villages for drinking and cooking. Or there will be people out washing their clothes and from that same water comes the evening dinner and water in the household for the next day. Clean potable water in the rural areas of Ghana is a premium. The Daily Jot and our ministry partner in Ghana, Redeem West Africa led by Pastor William Agbeti, have spent the past two years developing a clean water project for a specific rural area outside Medina, Ghana. The results are amazing.

While children play in and drink from the same muddy creeks, the Ghana government is rather strict on trying to provide clean water. No one can legally sell water, for example, without proper permitting and documentation of the proper filtration of that water. Notwithstanding, we always check the water bottles we purchase when on mission there because they may not be sealed, meaning the water could be from a contaminated source. You can imagine the spread of disease and unsanitary conditions resulting from this practice. Indeed, when the ebola outbreak was occurring in West Africa, our ministry provided water sanitation kits and our areas did not experience an ebola outbreak.

Our first well is just about ready to launch. We have done everything according to government standards, which has taken a considerable time and added costs. But we wanted to be above board and legal in all that we did to provide water to this rural area. Our well is dug. We had to build concrete holders for water tanks to accommodate a filtration system, and provide electric to the system for filtration and pumping. Now we must complete the project by installing the filtration system and receive final inspection. Our goal is to make this the template of how we plan to bring clean water to rural areas AND use the water as an opportunity to evangelize, especially in Muslim-dominated areas.

Jesus said in John 7:37-38,” If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believes on me, as the scripture has said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.” Jesus is the Living Water. We are going to provide both potable and Living Water to those who seek it in the rural areas of Ghana. It is important that we do not lose momentum. The filtration system and the inspection are critical to this operation’s success. This is where you could help if you are so led by the Lord. Your gift will actually make the difference of a child, a family, having clean water. In reality, hundreds of children having clean water. We are in the final phases of our first well system and you can help us put the finishing touches on it. 
If you are so led by the Lord to partner with us in this project, you can donate securely online on this site or you can send your tax exempt gift to:

The Daily Jot
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Thank you so much for your consideration. We know that Jesus is our Living Water. Thanks to your efforts, thousands more will know it through this ministry in West Africa as this well is finished and more are developed.​

3.10.16
Shooting to kill and the Police State


Yesterday, I watched the very disturbing video of the FBI shooting a white man, Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, who was one of the armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. The Oregon State Police has, of course, ruled that shooting Finicum was justified. I have also seen video of other police shootings that were called justified--a black youngster playing in a park with a toy gun; an unarmed black man running away from a policeman during a traffic stop; a black man getting shot while he reached into his car to retrieve his registration as ordered by the policeman. I always have been a staunch supporter of law enforcement, but something needs to change.

When deadly force is used, it should be used as a last resort. I know that there are going to be thousands saying, “Yeah, but these policemen put their lives on the line everyday. They don’t know when someone is going to actually shoot. So any threat of that requires that the policeman shoot to kill.” In some cases, I agree. In others, I disagree. Taking a life should be the last resort. If the video I saw on Finicum is accurate, Finicum told the FBI that he was going to see the Sheriff and that they could come along, but that he was going to see the Sheriff. A chase ensued. Finicum tried to go around a police barricade, stalled in the snow, got out of the truck, and was summarily shot to death. 

The policy of “If you shoot, shoot to kill” needs to be modified. Shooting needs to be accompanied by good judgment. In this country, policing has gotten out of hand, ie. door to door searches without warrants, aka Boston. The Washington Post reported last week about several police break-ins against innocent people because they had gotten the wrong information. The IRS, Education Department, Social Security, and who knows what other unconstitutional government agency have fully equipped police forces. Most of the time when one of these “police” forces does the wrong thing, ruins someone’s life for a time, or takes a life, it is always coldly justified. The result of the government’s absolute power.

These are types of examples that lead to a police state. Policy needs to be reviewed. Death should be the last resort.  Making martyrs of criminals doesn’t compute with the law abiding. But most can understand a police state. It is one thing to shoot to kill in self defense. It is another to asses a situation and determine deadly force as a last resort. The more deadly force is used, and the more it is justified, the more commonplace it becomes. There needs to be balance between when an officer’s or an innocent’s life is truly threatened and when it is not. A blanket shoot to kill policy doesn’t fit all situations. The Lord said in Zechariah 7:9, “Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother.” Criminals get what they get, but we need to be just in doing it. A death penalty without trial is not always just.​

3.9.16
Of Kings and Prophets Hollywood style


There are few things, if any, that upset me more than someone twisting or demeaning the context, the intent, the totality of the Word of God. ABC’s Of Kings and Prophets does just that. Billed as “an epic Biblical saga,” I couldn’t make it through the first episode for the very reason of how the beautiful Word of God was conveyed in such a non-Biblical way. ABC made out the prophet Samuel to be a crazy-eyed control freak, David a shady, unclean person who was trying to avoid paying his taxes, and the cast turns the Bible into a sordid soap opera replete with sex scenes and debauchery. Warning, Warning, Warning--take heed that no Hollywood depiction of the Holy Scriptures deceive you.

The Easter season is when Hollywood does its annual rewrite of the Bible. There are a handful of movies coming out of the Hollywoodwork to dramatize Christ. I would wager that most of them do not follow the scriptures, and if they do, they take extraordinary license. This is the world’s answer to what it is--use a little bit of truth to tell a better lie. These folks write screenplays based on the content of their own heart, not on the historic and spiritual aspect of the true Word. They are the ones who ridicule Christians for their beliefs, yet they themselves, believe all sorts of cultic rituals, behaviors and oddities. That’s OK, though. They are so far superior to God that they can change His truth. Or so they think.

Yes, I am on a rant. The Hollywood movies made about the Bible have impact. They alter the way people view the Bible, God and his people. These movies often have more reach to evangelize a false truth than does the church evangelizing the real truth. They portray God’s people as dirty, disheveled and mentally ill. ABC’s website gives five reasons why people should watch Of Kings and Prophets: Ray Winstone (Saul) is a good actor; there are strong female characters; Olly Rix (David) is easy on the eyes; beautiful talent, locations and costumes; and more to the story (sexy and gritty saga). This is the ABC hook--”more to the story” is all the sex and debauchery added in to keep the world watching.

I have heard all the arguments about artistic license and how it’s great that people want to promote the Bible with these films and plays. I have found that in many instances even Christians who produce these Biblical presentations change the scriptures to make them fit their artistic interpretation. It does more damage than good to those who might be seeking. Revelation 22:18-19 expresses how I view altering any of the scriptures: “For I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book. And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.”​

3.9.16
Powered by the Holy Spirit


Over the past seven years, Americans have been told over and over again that they are not good people. The “president” has lectured Christians at the expense of Islamic brutality; he has told us repeatedly what we are not; he has championed greater division between cultures and colors of citizens; he has allowed an invasion of millions of illegals. Christians in America have been demonized to the point that the “president” lumped them in with violent right wing extremists in his first major report from Homeland Security. Christians have been ridiculed for believing in creation, that life begins at conception, that marriage is between a man and a woman. Our dignity, honor and belief system have been under attack. 

But there is one thing that no “president,” no political system, no culture war, no struggle between the classes, no forced healthcare or Islamic terrorist can take away from us--The Holy Spirit. Jesus said in Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Think about that--the uttermost part of the earth. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Zechariah 4:6 says, “Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, says the LORD of hosts.”

The Holy Spirit. Ruach Ha Kodesh. You are powered by the Holy Spirit. No election, no depression, no oppression, no darkness can usurp that power, unless you yield it. During this dark time in our nation, we need to exercise our Holy Spirit power. Notice the Lord said to receive the Holy Spirit and then be witnesses first in Jerusalem, then expanding out to Judaea and Samaria, then unto the uttermost part of the earth. He didn’t say to be witnesses in the church pew, then inside the church’s self improvement program, and then inside the church’s conference on self improvement. He was telling us to receive the Holy Spirit and engage with the world, not draw back from it.

Pew Research says that US adults who say they believe in God has declined since 2007 from approximately 92% to 89% in 2014. Americans who say they are “absolutely certain” God exists has dropped more sharply, from 71% in 2007 to 63% in 2014.” Even so, we are in a vast, vast majority. If we as Christians were fully engaged, our American society would never have to worry about having an evil president, or bad stewardship or leadership. We are told in Ephesians 5:8 to “walk as children of light.” Romans 13:12 tells us to “put on the armor of light.” And Ephesians 6:17 says to take the “sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” and verse 20 tells us “that therein I may speak boldly as I ought to speak.” We as Christians are powered by the Holy Spirit. You are powered by the Holy Spirit. Together we can change the world.​​

3.7.16 

Of elections and taking action

Brothers and sisters have been flooding The Daily Jot email box with questions like, “What is it that you want us to do?” or “What do you suggest we do?” or “I have been writing letters, making phone calls, praying, faxing, and nothing seems to work. What do you want from us?”  The Daily Jot was started some 14 years ago with an express purpose to equip, encourage and evangelize. The Lord each day gives me something special to share with his readers. The Lord wants you to follow HIS way, HIS commandments, HIS precepts, not those of man, nor those of man’s opinion of what HE wants. When our nation is falling quickly into darkness, it is because the people of the nation are not light. So what do you do?

From my personal observations and what I believe the Lord is impressing upon me, we as true believers in the one true Messiah, must do what is asked of us by the Lord. Collectively, the body of believers, the body of Christ, is not doing that otherwise our nation, our communities, our families would be such a reflection. A large part of the problem that I can discern from my contacts, travels and discussions is that the collective body known as the church is so far from the truth of the scriptures that it is lost its savour as salt and light. And in that loss, it is being trampled under the feet of man. The acceptance of the world has so impacted the Church that many can no longer make a decision to save themselves. 

Study the word. Know what it says in its entirety. Don’t take somebody’s word for it. You will be standing before the Lord someday on your own. Your preacher or television evangelist, or that man or woman who got you all emotionally riled up with false doctrine will not be there with you. You have to stand and account for your life. I do not want to hear the words found in Matthew 7:23, “I never knew you: depart from me.” So you better make sure the doctrine you are following and espousing is certain. That comes from self study. You would not believe the error my wife and I have found by studying the Bible. Things are being said and taught that are outright heresy, but they are accepted by many. Find out for yourself.

Finally, we are told to overcome evil with good. We are told to occupy till the Lord returns. We need to know who we are in Christ, and we need to take action. Action is defined in my book as something physical--the result of faith and the resulting unction of prayer. For me, I wonder how great it would be if the millions of us who call ourselves Christians would take to the streets and make it known that we are not going to accept evil ruling over us. I wonder how great it would be if we encouraged people to righteousness. I wonder how it would be if even the older and wiser among us could encourage others to repent, to relationship, to action. We could be accused of turning the world upside-down. Don’t worry about what I want you to do. Figure out what God wants you to do. Then do it. ​

3.4.16
Christians, Romney and the “establishment”


Establishment Republicans are trying to stop the “people” from choosing a specific candidate. After spending over 16 years as a high level political consultant in the 1980s and 90s, I know the “establishment Republicans” well. They are essentially moderate Democrats, generally pro-abortion, common ground-oriented with the Democratic Party. They vehemently dislike Christian conservatives, while demonstrating their “Christianity” by showing up for church on Sundays. They fought against Ronald Reagan at every juncture. They used visceral language and tactics against Christian conservatives, but like their track record in electing presidents (Dole, McCain, Romney), they were often ineffective. 

Their tactic is to hold the “establishment” base by parading their last losing puppet to center stage-Mitt Romney-and say bad things about the non-establishment candidate--even after that candidate had endorsed and worked for Romney’s failed election bid in 2012. Christian conservatives, then ultimately Christians in general, couldn’t swallow their religious objections and vote for a Mormon. So the Islamic Marxist got another term, and America fell deeper into a socio-economic black hole. The “establishment Republicans,” following the example of Christians in 2012, are obviously pursuing another such folly. To them it’s better to scuttle a candidate they don’t agree with rather than defeat a clear and present danger.

Romney had the chance to knock out a sitting “president” and went soft on him, which is the hallmark of the “establishment Republican.” On January 30, Romney said he wasn’t going to run again. He said, “I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well-known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee." The NY Times reports that Romney Thursday called Donald Trump a “phony,” “a fraud,” and said he is “playing the American people for suckers.”  But that’s what the establishment GOP did by running Dole, McCain, and Romney.

Romney held no credibility with Christians four years ago as indicated by their non vote. What has changed? Just that Romney said what is on the minds of a lot of people, so all of a sudden that makes him credible? Romney says Trump doesn’t have the judgment to be president. Remember Romney wouldn’t even make the current “president’s” lack of judgment an issue. Establishment Republicans would rather have four more years of evil in the Oval Office than have someone who threatens their power. They are like the scribes and Pharisees of old. That should speak volumes to any discerning person. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Good advice for this political season. There is going to be a lot of noise, charges and counter charges. Take heed of what is at stake. Pray and act.​

3.3.16
Spiritual Courage or self destruction--an election guide


The Daily Jot has been flooded with literally hundreds of emails about Christians trying to figure out what to do about the Presidential election primaries or to give comment about the candidates. From what they have been taught in the pulpit to evidence of a fairly limited individual knowledge of the scriptures, such as taking verses out of context to justify a position, it appears that many well-intended Christians are victims of ideological subversion--a brainwashing tactic of the communist soviet-era designed to change the perception of reality of every American so “no one is able to come to sensible conclusions.” Religion was one of the six target demographics. It seems as though the program was successful.

Former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov defected from the Soviet Union in 1970. In an interview with Edward Griffin of the John Birch Society he said that there were four stages of ideological subversion. The first and second stages, demoralization, and destabilization, were completed in the US by 1985. The third stage is creating crisis. And the fourth stage is normalization. This is how the communists determined to take over America. The product of ideological subversion is the normalization of homosexuality, feminism, sexual liberation, hedonism, liberal theology, and globalism. Targeted groups were media, politics, business, education, religion and the entertainment industry. Bezmenov said the process is nearly irreversible as people must be educated to the dangers of communism in the midst of others denying it is problematic.

Back to the election and Christians in America. With a country where some 80+ percent of the people claim to be Christian, why are so many so confused if not for the impact of something such as ideological subversion? 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” The comments I am receiving do not reflect this. People won’t vote for Carson because he is part of the Seventh Day Adventists; they won’t vote for Cruz because he is part of the New Apostolic Reformation; they won’t vote for Rubio because he is Catholic; and they won’t vote for Trump because he is a bully Presbyterian. And there is no love in what is being said. 

These people have such a non-discerning perception of reality, that they cannot make a choice to defend themselves. The evil these GOP candidates have committed together could be placed in a thimble and it will roll around like a BB in a boxcar compared to the evil deeds of Hillary Clinton. Yet, Christians are so concerned about God judging them if they pick one of these men. They would rather sit on the sidelines and not vote, allowing a Clinton win. This is how our country got into the shape it is in--Christians sitting on the sidelines instead of engaging with society; working on self-improvement inside the four walls of the Church. Church, wake up! You have Holy Spirit power. Clear your mind, move in love. Make decisions. Have faith. Abandon spiritual cowardice and confusion. God honors Holy courage and righteousness.​

3.1.16
Your duty to engage with good to overcome evil


In recent days, many emails have expressed discouragement with the political process and the quality of candidates that are winning. Some point to scriptures saying that God establishes the leaders, or the election is in God’s hands, or God removes kings and sets up kings. Others question how God will judge them for their vote. Using scriptures to justify not voting, voting for a third party, or writing in a candidate that has no chance of winning, in this particular election, is a vote for the dark side. Not voting or throwing away a vote still counts. To those worried about judgment will in that day God say, “You had the choice I put before you and you chose not to choose”? Kind of like the parable of hiding the talents? 

Aside from advancing the Islamic Marxist policies and agenda that have been established over the past eight years, there is the possibility of at least two Supreme Court appointments. If these fall into leftist--not just liberal--but leftist hands, as we have seen with the most recent appointments, the law and the Constitution will be twisted beyond recognition. There is more at stake in this election than just another four years of Islamic Marxism, which is bad enough. Hillary Clinton’s top aide is a Muslim Brotherhood operative, from a family of Muslim Brotherhood operatives. The Saudis essentially bought and paid for her husband’s Presidential library. The list goes on and on. 

1 Samuel 8 describes how the elders of Israel got a king. They came to Samuel and said, “make us a king to judge us like all the nations.” Samuel went to God about it. God told Samuel to tell them what a king would do--tax them, take their daughters and sons for his own work, take a tenth of their sheep, and make them all servants. The people still demanded a king. Verse 22 says, “Hearken unto their voice, and make them a king.” The ensuing chapters describe how Saul was chosen by God out of all the tribes, how he was introduced to the people, and the problems that came with it. God allowed the people to have their way. He has let Americans have their way as well. 

Herein is my point. We do not have kings in America--no matter how flawed the system is--we have a choice for our leaders. Yes, God is sovereign, however, it is not an either/or situation. If you believe in free will, you also understand that God orders the steps of the faithful. God chooses to act through man. Otherwise nothing would be required of his creation. You have to make the choice to receive God’s gift of salvation and then you are commanded to the Great Commission, to overcome evil with good, to love one another, etc. With all that is held in the balance for us as a people and as a nation, and knowing the difference of good and evil, we all have a duty to engage in this election. Just saying..​

2.29.16
A Republic or a Communist state--you will decide


South Carolina Democrats overwhelmingly chose criminal communist Hillary Clinton over lightweight communist Bernie Sanders, setting the stage for the Democratic presidential nomination. If  a host of law enforcement agencies do not indict Clinton for exposing top secret information to America’s enemies, Clinton will be the leader of the Democrats. Donald Trump may well be the leader of the Republicans, which has thrown the “establishment” Republicans into a nervous breakdown. Already, we are hearing that the establishment GOP will try to mount an independent effort against Trump. Establishment Republicans and many embroiled in this season of politics seem to be forgetting the possible outcome.

Now before you hit the “unsubscribe” button (which many have every time I write about this Presidential race), please understand what is at stake. This nation will continue toward communism at a swift pace if Hillary Clinton is elected. She will likely have two Supreme Court appointments and that means the words that once meant something in the Constitution will be changed to a leftist interpretation for generations to come. There will be no stopping attacks on freedom of speech, religion, the right to bear arms, or a multitudes of other freedoms. If the Republican establishment runs an independent candidate or encourages a non-vote or write-in for a candidate that is not the nominee, the GOP also will be supporting this drive toward communism. 

 

The current “president” has exercised enormous power to change the dynamics of the nation. There was virtually no Republican opposition. Yes, they sometimes voted to attempt to prevent the “president’s” Marxist Islamic agenda, but mounted no leadership to reflect public opinion. The GOP elected officials by and large paid a lot of lip service to their constituents, but in the end, compromised to the point of allowing the “president” and his party their way. This is the “establishment” Republican Party that many are, quite frankly, fed up with. They were the same ilk that fought against Ronald Reagan when he ran for President. They don’t like challenges to their authority. They think like Democrats.

This election is in the hands of an angry electorate who believes that the country club establishment of Democrats and Republicans in Washington, DC, are not listening and are running the country into the ground. That’s why an admitted socialist (acceptable word for communist) and a billionaire pragmatist who rubs people the wrong way are energizing the electorate. The Republican Party has lost its way. The Democratic Party has been hijacked by Marxists. They are all trying to keep control of the mess they have created. That means conning voters into one belief or another. We have a choice in this election. It may not be the ideal choice, but it will determine whether we remain a Republic or slide into communism. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Your freedom of religion depends on it.​

2.26.16
​Gun related deaths and the facts


The Second Amendment to the US Constitution reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” In the early days of the nation, the Founding Fathers were terribly concerned that any government formed would become a tyranny such as that of Britain. Britain’s military was brutal on the colonists. The Founders did not want this repeated. In fact, they did not want a standing army during peacetime. They believed it was the duty and honor of every citizen to defend the homeland and their property during times of armed crisis. They also believed that an armed citizenry would keep government in check.

An armed citizenry is necessary to the security of a free state. That doesn’t mean hunting rifles. It means an armed citizenry. The opposing forces of liberty, including the White House and Congress, say shootings across the country are reason to disarm the citizenry. Guns kill people, they cry, omitting any amount of personal responsibility for those murderous cowards who pull triggers against the innocent. Let’s look at the facts. According to the Department of Justice there were 9,203 deaths in 2009 resulting from firearms use. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that in 2010 there were 32,993 deaths involving automobiles, of which 10,228 were from drunk driving. 

Your chance of dying as an American is over 300% higher from a car or truck than from a gun. The gun control debate boils down to one thing: disarming the public--the very thing second only to freedom of speech and religion that the Founding Fathers sought to prevent. When studying the hard statistics, we see that the debate is a fallacy. The pacifist Quakers who run Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC, have an 11 member security team, many who are armed. Celebrities and politicians send their kids there, including the first family and many members of the media. Yet they ridicule those who suggest arming school personnel to protect kids. There were 1.21 million abortions in 2007, according to the Census Bureau. Let’s get real.

Criminals or crazy people kill people with guns. They will get guns any way they can--legally or illegally. Responsible citizens don’t take people’s lives unless their lives or lives of loved ones are threatened. It comes down to personal responsibility. No one talks about outlawing automobiles. 2 Timothy 3 describes perfectly the political and spiritual times in which we live. Verse 13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” The gun control debate isn’t about saving your kids from the bad guys. It’s about taking away the security of your freedom. See to it that you are not deceived. The lives of your children depend on it.​

2.26.16
A prophetic people standing--abortion clinics closing


Since the Supreme Court twisted the Constitution and legalized abortion in 1973, American Christians have been trying to stand against what has become the most lethal example of infanticide in history--some 50 million babies legally murdered in the womb. What was once referred to as the safest place in the cliche “safer than a mother’s womb” has succumbed to self indulgence and the mantra of an anti-God feminist movement. The consequences of wiping out an entire generation of Americans, the intent of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger to eliminate black people, became a multi-billion dollar industry built on death. According to Bloomberg Business report, all that may be changing. 

Pro-lifers are seeing a trend in America of declining abortions thanks to Christians becoming more active at the local level of politics and influencing state lawmakers to take a legal stand against abortion clinics. Texas, according to Bloomberg, is a shining example of how to beat the godless who want to profit at the expense of innocent blood. Bloomberg reports: “Most providers there closed after the state became the largest and most populous in the U.S. to require that they become hospital-like outpatient surgical centers, which can cost millions to buy or build. The state also mandates that doctors have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.” A July study quoted by Bloomberg reveals a 13% decline in abortions as a result.

US Census Bureau data compiled by Bloomberg indicates that since 2011, 162 abortion clinics have closed --the fastest annual pace on record--and only 21 have opened. Bloomberg cites as examples, “Summit Women’s Center in Bridgeport, Conn., closed in 2015 after 40 years in business, citing reduced demand. In Kalispell, Mont., Susan Cahill said she didn’t have the money to rebuild after her practice got vandalized in 2014. Following the loss of two providers, Missouri is now one of five states in which a sole clinic remains. Of all the facilities in the nation that closed or stopped performing terminations, about a third were operated by Planned Parenthood; of the ones that opened, three-quarters were.”

Those who have prayed and acted are now turning the tide against the darkness of this age! Praise God! Thank you, Lord for those who have worked in states to pass legislation against this taking of innocent blood. And thank you, Lord for those legislators who bravely and courageously stood in the face of evil to get the job done. Deuteronomy 30:19 says, “I call heaven and earth as witness this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” Life is in the Lord and of the Lord and we should choose him to have it more abundantly. Now, thanks to the efforts of prayer and action, more will have that choice!

2.24.16
To Christians trying to find their election footing


Donald Trump’s victories have left many Christians trying to determine how or if they are going to vote. Many do not like what is considered Trump’s abrasive personality, others are questioning his commitment to Christianity. In fact, many of the same back and forth reasonings are taking place about this election as in the past. Keep in mind that one of the primary reasons we have had two terms of an Islamist Marxist as “president” is due to Christians sitting out the election. Over-spiritualizing this election can multiply the results of the past 10 years. Sitting on the sidelines and allowing another “progressive” to hold the oval office will have dire consequences. Forthcoming, is a hard word for your consideration.

Some blame the choice of candidates for not wanting to vote. Frankly, Christians have been disengaged in the candidate selection process since the Reagan years, when we were very active locally in choosing good candidates. Instead of seeking self-improvement inside the four walls of the church, another route may be to engage outside the church in our communities. This may result in having a say in the type of candidate who runs for office. Notwithstanding, people may be wising up to how candidates woo Christians at election time with nice “Christianese” words, hoping upon hope that citizens will overlook their ineptness in office. In the past it has worked. Maybe not this time.

Politico writes of the Nevada caucuses, “For the first time in the 2016 primary season, media entrance polls showed that a majority of voters, 57 percent of Nevada caucus-goers, said they were "angry" with the federal government. And, as significantly, they want to bring in an outsider to fix it. More than three in five caucus-goers said they favor someone from outside the political establishment rather than a candidate with political experience as president.” Let us remember that God uses whom he uses. Cyrus, for example, was open to God’s plan and was able to get things done that God’s own people were unable to do. That’s not to say that its OK to choose evil over good when we have the choice. But we do have a choice and as Christians we should exercise that choice wisely. I know this is a hard word, I’m just the messenger.

Candidates who have spent their lives in politics, holding elective office, are part of the problem. In reality, there has been no EFFECTIVE opposition by any of the office-holding candidates to the things that matter most to Christians. Lip service, yes. Effective action, no. So now, when they want your vote, they come by with all sorts of evangelical words designed to con your vote. Candidates say, for example, they stood in the gap for God’s plan of traditional marriage when, in reality, they did nothing effective. They are not leadership quality if they couldn’t step out and truly stand on their convictions, but want to make you think they did. Jesus said in Matthew 7:16, “Ye shall know them by their fruits.” Don’t go by what they say. Look at what they’ve done, or just as importantly, haven’t done.​

2.23.16
Tick Tock the prophetic Debt Clock


In this day of political speak, there are many issues that Americans face as the consequences of selecting bad leaders. The presidential debate has been focussed on illegal immigration. This issue has people divided in their political parties as well as in their churches. Liberals and progressives (socialists) believe that the borders should be open to give opportunity to all. Conservatives believe there should be control of the borders because America is facing a costly invasion. The argument goes on and on. But there is one issue looming as a dark cloud over the country that if it is not addressed, there will be great and terrible consequences suffered by American citizens. A prophetic people must arise and boldly speak.

Sending jobs overseas, expanding government, allowing illegal immigration, and fighting decades of wars against Islam, has accelerated government spending to never before seen levels. There is a heavy cost to taking care of people who do not pay taxes, do not have jobs, or can’t find jobs. An article in Bloomberg points to a recession: “As economists size up the chances of the first nationwide slump since 2009, pockets of the country are already contracting. Four states -- Alaska, North Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming -- are in a recession, and three others are at risk of prolonged declines, according to indexes of state economic performance tracked by Moody’s Analytics.”

This could be just the tip of the iceberg that loomed beneath the waters in a “Titanic”-like situation. While the politicians in Washington are partying at the expense of the American taxpayer, the good ship America is about to face the consequences. USDebtclock.org keeps a running tally of government spending and the debt owed by each citizen. At the time of this writing, the US national debt is $19.026 trillion and is rising at a rate of $800,000 per minute. As a taxpayer, your share of this debt is $159,034. Student loans, credit card debt and mortgage debt averages about $54,000 per citizen.There is a lot of debt in this country. The consequences of it occur when those debts can no longer be serviced. 

People will call it God’s judgment for America’s sins. Let us be careful to not blame God when we ourselves brought on the consequences of bad stewardship by electing leaders who do not follow the criteria found in Exodus 18:21: “...able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.” No one of this current generation has faced an economic depression such as that of a little less than 100 years ago. We need wise and God-fearing leadership to guide us through these unchartered waters. As a prophetic people in a prophetic time, we need to make sure that our own houses and families are in order--not in fear, but in order. And we should be prepared to shine the light of Christ into the darkness because many will be seeking when the times get tough.​​

 

2.22.16
A time for indictment


In May 2013, the left-leaning Washington Post published the details of the Benghazi cover up by Hillary Clinton and the White House. Information provided by US Diplomat Gregory Hicks, who on that night was dealing with the attack 600 miles away in Tripoli, indicated that the several military options available were purposely told to stand down by Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the Pentagon. The Democratic leadership tried to say that a Republican-led inquiry was politically motivated. The White House touted the credentials of the men charged with conducting the State Department Investigation of Benghazi--as if the government investigating itself was remotely credible. As we know, it wasn’t.

Then White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was ducking and dodging reporters questions by saying, “There was an accountability review board led by two men of unimpeachable expertise and credibility who oversaw a process that was rigorous and unsparing, that was highly critical in some areas and that produced a series of recommendations that have all been acted on by the State Department as the president insisted be the case.” But Hicks criticized the review saying that it let people “off the hook.” Aside from the current email controversy, Clinton and others appeared to be lying about Benghazi. There were several different stories being told and each time Clinton was on the wrong side of documentation. 

It was only after State Department officials leaked to the public that the White House story was a fabrication that Clinton admitted “that information has changed...that’s not surprising. That always happens.” The “president” was out of contact with Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, according to Panetta’s testimony, from an hour, 18 minutes after the attack began at 5:30 pm until 5:15 the next morning. Yet Carney said the president was “regularly updated.” When pressed for more information at a Congressional hearing, Clinton responded: “What difference at this point does it make?” A Congressional report from five House committees said that Clinton and the White House “perpetuated a deliberately misleading and incomplete narrative...” In other words, they lied.

In his wisdom Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 3, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to reap that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance...A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” It is time for We the People to stand up and as Ephesians 6:20 says to make known the mystery of the gospel and “speak boldly as I ought to speak.” There is a time for indictment and a time to put away unrighteousness. Perhaps that time is now. ​

​2.19.16 
Pope declares Trump “not Christian”


The Pope has said that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is not Christian because he advocates building a wall to protect the US borders from illegal immigration.  AP reports that Pope Francis said: "A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is not in the gospel." Apparently, Pope Francis doesn’t know his Bible. I am not aware that Jesus or the disciples built physical bridges in the gospel. There are, however, references in the Bible where God’s people rebuild the wall in Jerusalem to protect it from invaders. The Pope’s replacement theology says they don’t count. Also, have you seen the wall around the Vatican? 

Politics or replacement theology, the Pope is wrong on both accounts. He is not a citizen of the US and has no say in our elective process other than to sway blind followers or communist think-alike leftists who subscribe to his brand of socialist “religion.”  Keep in mind that the Pope has all but admitted he is a socialist and remember that the socialist/communist manifesto bans all religion and morals. As Jesus said in Matthew 6:24, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other.” So which is it Francis, communism or God; socialism or God; politics or God; twisted theology or the Holy scriptures; mammon or God?

To his credit, Trump didn’t hesitate to call out the Pope on his folly. AP reports that Trump shot back within minutes, saying, "For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful," he said at a campaign stop in South Carolina, which holds a key primary on Saturday. "I am proud to be a Christian and as president I will not allow Christianity to be consistently attacked and weakened." The AP reporter aboard the “Papal Plane” revealed his bias and added, “The rare back-and-forth between pontiff and presidential candidate was the latest astonishing development in a U.S. presidential race that has been roiled by Trump's freewheeling rhetoric and controversial policy proposals, particularly on immigration.”

It seems that anyone who challenges the media’s concept of socialism or socialism’s spokesmen, is “freewheeling” and “controversial.” There is no greater controversy than the leader of an entire religion who twists God’s word into what he wants it to be and believes that allah and YHVH God are the same. On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, Pope Francis welcomed an ecumenical group of religious leaders who attended his inauguration by saying, “I greet and thank cordially all of you, dear friends belonging to other religious traditions; firstly the Muslims, who worship the one living and merciful God, and call upon Him in prayer.” And the Pope has the audacity to say Trump is not a Christian because he wants to build a wall?

2.18.16
Clinton misreads Americans


Vogue Magazine wrote an article on February 17 titled “Will Hillary Clinton Make History?” The story is a glowing, almost giddy, presentation of a reporter’s time with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and one of her campaigners, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. It talks about Hillary the grandmother and Hillary the tough decision-maker, Hillary holding interviews in the bathroom and is about as syrupy as one can get and still have some self-respect as a reporter--well maybe not. There is no objectivity in Jonathan Van Meter’s missive. It does, however, reveal one insight of Hillary Clinton that Americans need to know--If she doesn’t win, it’s not about her, it’s about Americans. She said so.

In response to a question about how New York City was not ready for a woman as mayor, Hillary said, “People are very convinced they want to vote for the right person. And then . . . you know, you get little hints that maybe they’re not as comfortable with a woman being in an executive position. Especially in a big, rough-and-tumble setting like New York City or the United States of America.” This is very subtle, but revealing. What she is saying here is that she is eminently qualified to be president--she said so in the interview, “Maybe that has to do with being very comfortable with what I’m doing and why I’m doing it. And convinced that I’d be a good president, having now watched it up close...”

Then she listed her credentials: “my husband’s administration, being in the Senate—especially after 9/11—being Secretary of State, spending a lot of time with the national security team and [sic the “president”].” My immediate follow up would have been, “So, Mrs. Clinton, since it is obvious that you are the best fit for the presidency, if you lose, you are blaming Americans for not wanting to vote for a woman?” She already had confirmed this statement given her answers to previous questions. If America rejects Hillary Clinton as president, it will not be because she is a woman. The rejection will come from the myriad of issues that comprise the content of her character.

Americans are fed up with crooked politicians who build their empires on graft and corruption, lying and deceiving, cunning and evil. If Hillary Clinton loses, it will be because she falls short of even today’s loose standards for a leader. It will be because she failed in convincing America that she is something she is not. There is a standard for leaders found in Exodus 18:21. It says, “Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” This is the foundational principle of America’s elective government. On the scales of these standards, Clinton is found wanting--not because she is a woman, but because of her character.

2.17.16
Zika--Pandemic marketing at the cost of life?


Every few years there is a new pandemic panic. Remember SARS (2003), avian flu (2004), and swine flu (2009)? Now it’s Zika. This is the time of the year that somewhere on earth an old pandemic arises or a new one is discovered. Lives are lost. Solutions are found. Untested new vaccines often are introduced within short periods of time after these diseases become well-known. There is always speculation that governments will force vaccinations on people--and often they do. Politicians receive money from drug companies. Drug companies make a lot of money from vaccinations. Sometimes vaccinations cause terrible side effects and drug companies make even more money. The truth behind Zika is startling.

Zika is being handled no differently than other so-called pandemics. The media is whipped into a frenzy predicting horrible events aimed at provoking fear among populations. Drug companies come to the rescue with a new vaccine. Some time later, the side effects of the vaccine are often worse than the pandemic because the pandemic never reaches the estimations of catastrophic damage. It’s a noteworthy propaganda machine. The Zika virus is being blamed for microcephaly among infants. In Brazil, for example, babies born with unusually small heads (microcephaly) have increased from about 150 a year to about 5,000 a year since October 2015, causing a panic worldwide.

An investigation of this phenomenon by Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals that “Of the more than 4780 reported cases, only 404 infants have been confirmed as having microcephaly, and only 17 tested positive for Zika virus.” Furthermore, Mercola’s findings indicate “Far more likely culprits contributing to microcephaly increases among infants born in Brazil are lack of sanitation, widespread vitamin A and zinc deficiency, environmental pollution, toxic pesticide exposures, and Tdap vaccination now mandated for all pregnant women.” Mercola says widespread exposure to Atrazine (the 2nd most used pesticide after Roundup) and pyroproxyfen also causes birth defects. Get it--mosquitos, pesticides, microcephaly--?

Mercola says the US is overreacting to Zika, “Leaders of the public-private partnership between industry and government are quickly blaming the rise in microcephaly on disease-carrying mosquitoes in order to sell more GE (genetically engineered) mosquitoes, to sell more toxic insecticides, and to have an excuse to develop and sell more vaccines. All the while, they are keeping hidden some of the most likely culprits--poor nutrition and toxic environmental exposures like pesticides, as well as vaccines given during pregnancy when the fetus is most susceptible to harm.” Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Certainly, Zika and these other “pandemics” should be researched thoroughly before making decisions that will impact the life-long health of loved ones.​

2.16.16
Prayer and action; faith and works


We are living in a fallen world. If you read the Bible and believe it to be the infallible, inerrant word of God, then you know that the closer we get to the Messiah’s return, the worse it gets. Prior to Christ’s return there is no massive revival where everybody celebrates the kingdom of God being established and ruled by Christians. Jesus Christ alone treads the winepress, “and the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses (Revelation 19:14).” It is the Messiah who smites the nations and rules them “with a rod of iron (Revelation 19:15).” The teaching that man establishes the kingdom of God and rules over it in order for Christ to return is errant and heretical. It has misled the masses.

We cannot stop the march of prophecy, but I believe we can determine our place in it both individually and collectively as a nation. If you think prayer alone will do it, you are mistaken. If you think acts alone will do it, you are mistaken. As is written in James 2:17-18: “Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, you have faith and I have works: show me your faith without your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” Prayer and action work hand in hand. Yes, the Lord will answer prayer in many ways. But there are many accounts in the Bible where prayer was only answered when man was willing to step out in his faith and take action.

I know that your letters, emails and phone calls to the elected officials, even to ministries, have virtually no effect. And to those many who are writhing in daily prayer, you may say that without that prayer things would be far worse. Others might say that if you took action to back up your prayer, it would be more effective. Raw nerves being poked, I know. Romans 12:21 says, “Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.” Jesus told us much the same in the Sermon on the Mount. The generations have collectively allowed our communities and our nation to fall so far away from God that it will be no small task to restore, or revive our nation. Those of us alive today are complicit in this whether we want to admit it or not. We need to repent, pray, act.

If we are to change our community or our nation, it will not be done on prayer alone. It will not be done on action alone. The two working together may determine a better place in the prophetic end times. But we will have to have fervent prayer and just as fervent action. We may need to take to the streets and demand accountability. We may need to inspire the younger generation to know God’s laws and why it is important for society to follow them. We may need to call them to action. In a survey of even Jot readers done before the election, over 90% of the respondents who wanted to do something to change the outcome of the election only wanted to pray. What to do? We need to pray AND ACT. ​

2.15.16
The solution is prophetic, not political


With the death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, many are fearful for the future of our nation.  Certainly, polls indicating that younger Americans prefer socialism to capitalism and that Christians are trying to find their footing with the presidential race, put a lot at stake for this nation. At no time in recent history has the value of life, family and security been so at threat. As a prophetic people living in prophetic times, if faith is placed in political solutions, there will be tremendous disappointment. While we must hold politicians accountable, we also must understand that there is a greater plan that the Lord has for the world, even our nation, and we have an important role to play. 

When Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on what became known as Palm Sunday, many believed he was the promised King who would reestablish the kingdom for the Jews. The politicians of the day by and large saw him as a threat and plotted to kill him. When the people figured out that he wasn’t there to overthrow the government, they were disappointed. In Matthew 24, the disciples asked him when shall these things be. He replied first, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” They asked again before his ascension in Acts 1:6, “Lord, will you at this time restore again the kingdom of Israel?” To which he told them “it is not for you to know...But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.“

Neither Trump, nor Clinton, nor Sanders, nor Cruz nor anyone else elected as President or to the Supreme Court will be able to put right the good ship America. Putting faith and trust in them will only disappoint. The solution to America’s problem will not be found in politics. The political landscape will make things better or worse, but the long-term course of our country rests on how we as a prophetic people follow the instructions of Christ. His 12 disciples it was said, “turned the world upside down.” The Lord sent us the Holy Spirit. We are not to have a spirit of fear, but “of power and of love and of a sound mind.” It is our job to make disciples. If we were doing it well, the condition of our nation would be far better.

No matter what happens in the political realm, we as followers of Christ need to do a better job to show others, not just by our words, but also by our actions, the truth of Christ and how to live him. The Daily Jot attempts to provide information that you can utilize as discussion in your mission as prophetic men and women of the Great Commission--Conversation starters, “ah-hah” moments, the insight that may persuade someone to listen more intently as you demonstrate your Christianity. The Holy Spirit will do the rest. We need to be mighty men and women of valor. We need to step it up. We need to depart from the self indulgence of “church” and “religion.” We need to be prophetic, not political, people.​

2.12.16
A frank look at the race powder-keg


Tension between Blacks and Whites has grown over the past seven years, and most do not want to discuss it. Many Blacks are angry at the way they are treated and many Whites don’t understand why people of color are angry. There are others, both Black and White, who are just stirring the pot, so to speak, and creating tension. Many well-intended people are afraid to discuss the situation for fear of being labeled “racist” or “radical.” Emotions on both sides of the issue were heightened by the Super Bowl halftime performance of Beyonce’. While using such a venue to make a political statement is debatable, there needs to be respectful dialogue on the issue of race, and the “church” needs to be involved.

Let’s look at Ferguson, Mo., where the Justice Department has sued Ferguson because its investigation found that Ferguson police disproportionately targeted black residents with stops and searches and arrested many without legal justification. This is the latest fallout from the federal scrutiny that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson in August 2014. Neither a grand jury nor the Justice Department prosecuted Wilson, concluding that Brown was shot in self-defense. Riots ensued, inflamed by elements such as Black Lives Matter and other groups with anti-American agendas who flocked to Ferguson. There are many more examples, even one where police shot a young boy who was playing with a toy gun in a park. Shooting to kill should be the last resort, not a matter of policy.

Many Whites look at Ferguson and see the facts that Brown had robbed a store and attacked a police officer. Thereafter, radical groups inflamed rioting. It was lawless and police had no choice but to restore order. Many Blacks see the situation differently--that the police, as an ongoing practice, had targeted people of color unjustly and the Brown incident was the tipping point of pent up frustration. A year long investigation proves the point: When reasonable dialogue is prohibited, the unreasonable occurs. Imagine, if you will, having fear of being intimidated by police every time you walk down the street. This kind of thing happens. The perception of it happening a lot becomes an oppressive reality that folks live with every day.

Making martyrs of criminals doesn’t compute with the law abiding. But most can understand a police state. Radicalization and violent revolution, as promoted by Black Panthers and Islam, is not the solution. Neither is White supremacism. These are all extremely dark. We, the “church,” need to figure out how to speak into these situations. Instead, we point the finger. We push back. We look the other way. But the light of Christ needs to show us a way out of this darkness. We often appear like an enemy rather than the eternal solution, causing folks to migrate toward agenda-oriented groups. We are all one race--the human race. We need to respect one another. It starts with the Golden Rule found in Matthew 7:12, “Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”​

2.11.16
Halftime show controversy 


Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show has stirred an incredible controversy nationwide about political support of Black Panthers, Malcolm X, and radical organizations at the expense of police officers and law and order. In reading some of the comments about the stories, there is a great divide between Whites and Blacks on this issue. Many Christians are also extremely upset about the message of Beyonce’s performance and the platform on which it was delivered. Most articles are saying that football, especially the Super Bowl, is a celebration of sport, not a political forum. It is a place where people are brought together, transcending politics, religion and other issues that divide folks. Did Beyonce’ cross the line?

The UK Sun reports: “In front of a TV audience of one billion, her dancers paraded in outfits similar to controversial activists the Black Panthers. They also raised their fists in an apparent tribute. The half-time show at the Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, was branded “ridiculous” and “anti-police” by former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani. Members of the National Sheriffs’ Association also turned their backs as they watched on Sunday at their Washington base.” Lyrics to her song, as posted on Genius.com, are so vulgar they can’t be printed in this column. Genius.com describes the song as “a Black-power anthem, a fitting contribution to Black History Month and an important conversation piece in the Black Lives Matter movement.”

For all these reasons, Beyonce’ crossed the line and has caused a national, perhaps international, incident on the most visible platform in the world. Trouble is, the race issue has become more divisive in the last seven years than since the 1960s. A better approach than glorifying Malcolm X and Black Panthers, who wanted to violently overthrow the US government, was that of Martin Luther King, Jr. King sought to have respectful dialogue based on Biblical foundations. He stood firm when laws and people were unjust, and repeatedly exhorted his followers to acts of non-violence. He was considered too soft by the likes of the Black Panthers and Malcolm X, who called for a violent revolution outside the law. 

There are certain things I don’t understand. I will never understand hating based on the color of skin. While Beyonce’s performance was offensive to many, I am not sure I fully understand the Christian outrage. 1 Corinthians 5:12-13 says, “For what have I to do to judge them also that are outside? do not you judge them that are within? But God judges them that are outside.” We are often far more offended by what the world does, than with what Christians do. Should we not be more outraged with false teachers who misuse the Word of God than condemning those who are in darkness? The offense is obvious, but we should use the controversy to speak light rather than become entangled with the darkness.​

2.10.16 
Unfit


Judicial Watch, a Washington governmental watchdog organization, obtained over 70 pages of documents that indicate Hillary Clinton sent and received classified information over her private email server. In addition, aides Huma Abedin and Jake Sullivan both received and sent classified information in their private email accounts. On Monday, Judicial Watch also revealed that the FBI sent a letter to US State Department Principal Deputy Legal Adviser Marry McLeod stating that the FBI was indeed investigating Clinton. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “Hillary Clinton’s email use could have serious criminal consequences for her and other current and former administration officials.”

The FBI letter to McLeod said, “I am writing to update my September 21, 2015, response to your letter...and your request for information pursuant to the Court’s Order of August 20, 2015. At that time, I informed you that the FBI could neither confirm nor deny the existence of any on-going investigation. Since that time, in public statements and testimony, the Bureau has acknowledged generally that it is working on matters related to former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server. The FBI has not, however, publicly acknowledged the specific focus, scope or potential targets of any such proceedings. Thus, while the FBI’s response to you has changed to some degree due to these intervening events, we remain unable to provide the requested information without adversely affecting on-going law enforcement efforts.”

Judicial Watch requested under the Freedom of Information Act “All emails of official State Department business received or sent by former Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin from January 1, 2009 through February 1, 2013 using a non-“state.gov” email address.” The State Department refused to release the emails, so Judicial Watch sued for them. Indeed, the emails indicate that Clinton and her aids very well violated the law by sending, receiving, printing and altering classified documents, even to the point of wondering how a four hour meeting on Libya would impact Clinton’s vacation. Judicial Watch reports that the emails are very precise.

Fitton said, “The [sic “president’s”] State Department has now confirmed that Clinton, Abedin, and Sullivan used unsecured, non-government email accounts to communicate information that should now be withheld from the American people ‘in the interest of national defense or foreign policy, and properly classified.’ When can we expect the indictments?” Indictments or not, it is obvious that Clinton is unfit to hold and maintain the public trust. Exodus 18:21 explains the types of leaders we should choose: “Moreover, you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness...” These are not political lies drummed up to defame, they are facts. Clinton is unfit.​

2.9.16
Race, politics, and God’s word


Galatians 3:28 says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:22 says, “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith in Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.” Joel 2:29 says, “And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.” It is obvious that the Lord sees no distinction between men and women, also Jew or Gentile (meaning creed or color), or station in life when it comes to how he views those who believe. So why then is it so difficult for those in the human race to view people in that same way? 

There are some who will read this and lecture about there being only one race--the human race. I get that and believe it to be true. Notwithstanding, we still have in this nation and, quite frankly, around the world, problems with dealing with those who look differently than we do. It makes it a little easier if we know we are dealing with believers, but there are still barriers a lot of the time. This is a very difficult and tender subject to approach. Society is divisive. Politicians, especially politicians, are divisive as they benefit from pitting people against one another. They fan the flames and fuel the fires rather than contributing to meaningful dialogue that brings people together. 

This is the season of politics in America. There are a lot of people who are making political statements. There are many out there who unknowingly are manipulated into a way of thinking that is not in accordance with the word of God. There are many who want to control others and the way they do it is through propagating a victim mentality. The problem is, people fall for it, no matter the color of their skin or their station in life or their religious persuasion. But there is a greater mandate that those of us who call ourselves Christian must follow, especially as the times grow darker. It is a higher standard--one to which we must aspire.

Jesus said in Matthew 7:1-2, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you again.” I often rephrase this in my mind to say: don’t judge from the content of my own heart. Our job is, as Jesus said in John 13:34, “A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” And we are to, as Jesus said in Mark 16:15, “go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” When you are faced with what society calls racism or political division, use it as an opportunity to educate about the Word of God in a way that folks can understand and receive it (not by lecturing or by being judgmental or self righteous). The world needs light, we have it. Let’s shine it!​

2.5.16
Islamic Society of Baltimore, Really?


The “president” visited an Islamic center/mosque this week whose parent organization, the Islamic Society of America, is a co-partner with the Muslim Brotherhood and named as a key player in its plan to colonize America and “sabotage its miserable house from within” and create “civilization jihad” through the establishment of Islamic centers across the country. The visit was one thing, but some of the things he said while he was there are quite disturbing and offensive. Yet his press secretary upheld the “president’s” words and visit in a way that positioned anyone who would speak against it as someone who is bigoted, prejudiced, against peace, essentially unAmerican.

The occupant of the Oval Office said, “So let’s start with this fact:  For more than a thousand years, people have been drawn to Islam’s message of peace.  And the very word itself, Islam, comes from salam -- peace.  The standard greeting is as-salamu alaykum -- peace be upon you.  And like so many faiths, Islam is rooted in a commitment to compassion and mercy and justice and charity.” Really? This religion of terror, Islam, is the foremost propagator of human rights violations in the world. It foments sex trafficking, drug trade, and slavery as standard practices. The vast majority of barbarism and terrorism conducted around the world is done in the name of Islam. This is not peace. Its history is one of death and destruction.

He continued: “Here’s another fact:  Islam has always been part of America. Starting in colonial times, many of the slaves brought here from Africa were Muslim.” In reality, it was Islam that sold Africans into slavery by conquering their tribes and marching them to slave castles such as the one in Cape Coast, Ghana. There they were sold and shipped off to the West. This is diligently documented at the museum in Cape Coast. Moreover, Islam’s history with the US was underscored by Thomas Jefferson commissioning the US Navy to fight the Islamic Barbary Pirates because they were attacking our ships, and selling our men, women and children into slavery. This “president’s” history is fabricated, blatantly false.

To his credit, he told the group that Muslims need to speak against terrorism. This, however, is a matter of definition. Most terrorists do not believe what they do is terrorism, but rather fighting for a cause. This “president” has repeatedly shown his support for Islam in so many ways. Most Muslims are not terrorists, but if they read and understood their Koran, they would know they are instructed to kill infidels, specifically Christians and Jews. The “president” is misguided. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:20, “Why by their fruits you shall know them.” And, by now, we should know him. At the same time, we as Christians should not miss the opportunity to show God’s love to Muslims. We are commanded to share the good news with all. Some are beyond accepting the true Prince of Peace, but it is the Lord’s will that not one should perish.​

​2.4.16 
Planned Parenthood escapes indictment


Columnist and friend Robert Knight recently wrote a column for the American Thinker about the absurd turn of events in Houston surrounding Planned Parenthood and the journalists who exposed the organization for selling baby parts. A Houston Grand Jury was initially formed to investigate whether a Houston branch of Planned Parenthood was illegally selling baby body parts. In what appears to be a politically-motivated turn of events, the grand jury instead indicted the journalists who exposed the Planned Parenthood atrocities. A felony charge of tampering with a government record was filed against Center for Medical Progress (CMP) founder David Daleiden and CMP employee Sandra Merritt.  

Knight wrote, “Mr. Daleiden also was charged with soliciting the purchase of human organs - as if he really intended to buy them.” Daleiden made the undercover videos that feature Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted babies' body parts. Knight reports, “The videos feature CMP employees posing as prospective purchasers of aborted baby organs discussing pricing with Planned Parenthood officials, one of whom jokes about desiring a Lamborghini. By the grand jury's reasoning, undercover police officers trying to bust drug dealers should be prosecuted for trying to buy drugs.  Undercover reporters who get the goods on perps should be hauled in and charged with what the perps are doing.”

Knight continues, “Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood, whose Houston clinic officials were featured in the video, and whose board of directors includes a prosecutor in the Harris County D.A.'s office, escaped any charges from the Harris County grand jury…Planned Parenthood claimed the videos had been "heavily edited" to misrepresent them. They based this on a report that they themselves solicited. Fusion GPS, misdescribed repeatedly in the media as an "independent" outfit, is an opposition research firm tied to the Democratic Party with "a history of harassing socially conservative Republican donors," according to The Weekly Standard. On August 25, 2015, Fusion GPS released its 10-page report on the CMP videos.”

Fusion GPS said that some edits were made to the film and music was added, rendering the film inaccurate. As Knight concludes: “The whole thing is like someone capturing damning footage of a bunch of crooks sitting around planning a robbery. An analyst hired by the crooks finds that the final product, while accurate, was edited for effect and that therefore, there's nothing to see here, folks. Imagine if Sixty Minutes and every other investigative documentary maker were subjected to this kind of analysis, with only raw footage allowed.” We are all supposed to be equal under the law, except where politics is involved. And this is politics in its foulest form. This is as in Isaiah 59:14, “And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.”

2.3.16
CNN reports Soros influence on Clinton


As the Iowa caucus is behind us, there is one thing for sure: Billionaire George Soros is putting his money on the criminal elite candidate, Hillary Clinton. You know the leftist movement is experiencing some jitters when CNN, the darling mouthpiece of leftist media worldwide, is critical of Soros and Clinton. Here is the lead on a February 1 story: “For all the complaints from Democrats about the amount of big money in politics, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have raised a staggering amount of cash. Clinton's campaign raised $112 million in 2015, and top Democratic billionaire donor George Soros recently gave $6 million to her super PAC, according to new figures filed with the Federal Election Commission...”

Soros is that untouchable billionaire who has led the worldwide charge for wealth redistribution. He was big in the current “president’s” success and he has been a political money player behind the communization of the Democratic Party. He is the puppeteer of these politicians and the fuel in their political engines. He is the example of campaign reform--where Democrats and Republicans alike scream from the mountaintops that no one person should own a candidate; that the average American should not be shut out of politics--in that loopholes are closed for larger ones to be opened. In his 2006 book, The Age of Fallibility, he said “the main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States"

Politics is big business for both Republicans and Democrats. It becomes even bigger when favors can be brokered from a huge pot of money. This is what has become of America. Every special interest group has a “right” to your money. There was a time when Democrats accused Republicans of being the party of special interests. It was just projection--where someone accuses another of doing exactly what the accuser is accusing. But today, both parties are special interest driven and the bigger the contributions, the more special the interest. It is the way the system works. There are far too many people asking not what they can do for their country, but what their country can do for them. 

Government is not God, but politicians and the so-called “less fortunate” idolize government. People like Soros invest a bit in candidate, and the return is even bigger. With it comes power and more money. This is just one example. Trouble is, when one tries to educate people on this, they dismiss the information as politically-motivated lies. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” This is as true today as when it was written. Also true today is the advice given in the next two verses: “But continue thou in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them; And that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”​

2.2.16
Tech Tats step toward mark of the Beast prophecies


There has been a progression that seems to desensitize people to accepting marks in order to live life. Social Security numbers were once touted as an “antichrist” measure. Electronic money exchange through credit and debit cards also comes to mind. RFID implant chips are another. These advancements in technology desensitize people to the concept of Revelation 13’s “Beast” government, specifically verses 16-17, “And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Enter Chaotic Moon and high tech tattoos.

 Austin, Texas, technology company, Chaotic Moon, has developed a “tech tattoo” that transmits bio data and can eventually be used to do commerce. In an article posted on Chaotic Moon’s website, the technology is explained: “On the tattoo, an ATiny85 microcontroller stores and receives data from temperature sensors via electroconductive paint. There’s also room on there for an ambient light sensor that illuminates LEDs when it’s dark....The tech tattoos could be used to monitor a child’s vitals after a surgery, or provide a less public (or more, if you choose) display of fitness tracking...Tech Tats could also theoretically be used to authorize payments in a similar fashion to Apple Pay.”

 The financial function would be implemented by securely storing data on a skin mounted micro controller and transferring the data when the user specifies based on a gesture or fingerprint on a tap to pay style device. The website said, “Instead of tapping your phone on a pay terminal, you’d gesture and payment info would be handed off to the terminal from the controller. This is different from the usual PIN or fingerprint payment authorization you’d use via Apple Pay.” Given the popularity of tattoos among young people in America and around the world, this technology could represent a major leap in the identification, monitoring and controlling of people--certainly those who have no reservations about evil intent.

The taking of the mark of the beast will be a conscious decision on the part of the person. We know this by Revelation 20:4, which says, “And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.” Notwithstanding, these decisions can be made a whole lot easier if society is desensitized to the method. Leviticus 19:28 says, “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks upon you: I am the LORD.” Herein, the Lord was admonishing his people to not become like the cult idol worshipers of the time. Interesting that Chaotic Moon encourages people reading its website to “Join the cult.” ​​

2.1.16 
Iowa and evil fruit


The Iowa Caucuses are upon us. Tuesday Democrats and Republicans will caucus and determine who Iowans will support for their party’s presidential candidate. Democrats have a poor choice between an admitted socialist (pleasant word for communist) and a progressive (contemporary word for communist) crook. Pre-caucus polls show virtually a dead heat between socialist Bernie Sanders and progressive Hillary Clinton. Sanders appears to be an “honest” socialist, if there is such a thing. Clinton, however, is defined by her body of work. On the weekend’s eve of the caucus, the State Department had to refuse to release emails from her private server because they were too Top Secret--a crime. 

Clinton has been lying about the private server she kept at her house where she conducted top secret State Department business when she was the current “president’s” Secretary of State. The “president” has also lied about his knowledge of the email server that used “clintonemail.com.” We know he lied because the State Department has release information indicating that there were 18 emails from the “president” on the server, and on March 7, 2015, he told CBS News that he found out about the personal email system “The same time everybody else learned it through news reports.” The State Department withheld release of the emails, citing a “longstanding” practice of preserving presidential communications.

Also on Friday, the State Department said for the first time that “top secret” emails had been sent through Clinton’s private email server, and that it would not make public 22 of her emails because they contained so much secret information that redacting it would still expose national security to great risk. The New York Times, reported very bluntly the State Department actions: “It is against the law for officials to discuss classified information on unclassified networks used for routine business or on private servers and the FBI is looking into whether such information was mishandled.” Unnamed sources repeatedly have indicated the FBI is building a case for prosecution of Clinton, but is running into political roadblocks.

That Clinton is running in a dead heat or slightly ahead of a 74 year old socialist who says he “generally” believes in God, is a testament to the Democratic Party. At least Sanders is giving a clear picture of who he is. Clinton, whose body of work includes a long list of scandals with the Benghazi deaths somewhere in the top five, is using every tactic she can to hide what she has done and what type of person she really is. Aside from Clinton’s support of abortion and homosexuality, she has been involved with scurrilous activities since her days at the Rose law firm in Arkansas. Jesus said in Matthew 7:20, “Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.” If there is anyone all Americans should know by her fruits, it’s Clinton.​

1.29.16
Read the disclaimers


America has become such a drug related and dependent nation. Some two billion dollars a year is spent on advertising various drugs on television. You can rarely view a television show without being introduced to the latest drug whether to improve the sexual experience, birth control, thicken eyelashes, prevent going to the bathroom, growing hair, getting rid of unwanted hair, and the list goes on and on. About half of the time in these commercials is spent with some fast talking person disclaiming everything that the drug does. For example, there is a drug that gives you longer, fuller eyelashes so you no longer suffer from “hypotrichosis.”

Hypotrichosis is “another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.” Of course, every young woman wants to have thicker, fuller eyelashes. And, as the commercial depicts, every woman should want such eyelashes. And the first warning is that women should locate a doctor who “may be more likely to know about this FDA-approved treatment. Your doctor will evaluate your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate” for this drug. “If you have an eye infection, broken or irritated upper eyelid skin, or if you are using products for elevated intraocular pressure, talk to your doctor.” These drugs always gain legitimacy by getting the approval of “doctor” who is selling--prescribing--the drug.

And then the viewer is hit with the common side effects, which include itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness; eye irritation, dryness of the eyes, redness of the eyelids, and skin darkening or hyperpigmentation--which is reversible after discontinuation of the product. In addition, the disclaimer says, “patients should be advised about the potential for increased brown iris pigmentation which is likely to be permanent.” Theses are just some of the disclaimers on television for only one product. Other products disclaim a whole lot more, including “sudden death.” But people ignore the warnings and rush to buy the products because the government and their doctor says they’re safe.

These commercials are indicative of heart condition. In their hearts, people want the result of these drugs so bad that they will ignore or risk the consequences of the warnings for the temporal physical relief. Matthew 4:8, 9 says, “Again, the devil took him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And said unto him, All these things will I give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Jesus replied, “Get thee hence, satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thy serve.” But unlike Jesus, how many ignore the disclaimers of hell for the temporal rewards?​

1.28.16
The love of many waxes cold


Over the past seven years, the “president’s” promise of bringing Americans together has failed miserably. The “change” that he sought to accomplish has been to pit Black against White, government authority against citizens, social class against social class, and cultural differences against one another. There has been Islamic-inspired terror and Christians are lectured. There are crimes committed and when police respond, they are demonized. There are the accused and the accusers. There are the citizens and an overpowering government armed with a handful of Executive Orders and legal loopholes. There is frustration mounting at just about every juncture of American society. 

This is both a spiritual condition and a physical condition. When socialism, translated: a form of communism, is instituted as it has been, the soul of a nation is at stake. People may think they are doing the right thing, being more compassionate to others, whatever, by accepting the tax and spend, heavy handed leviathan of socialism in their government. In reality, this is the relinquishing of the soul to idolatry. You see, communism, by virtue of its very own manifesto, “abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.” It attempts to replace God with government. It robs a nation of its very soul.

When we look at the current crop of candidates for President, one a proclaimed socialist; another by her actions, a communist; others various degrees of socialism by virtue of their votes and actions; there is little to choose from that will turn the good ship America back to the safe harbor of Constitutional foundations. The court system has been infiltrated by communists and socialists. Congress is full of people who claim to share America values, but have proven their faith in socialism either by their votes or by their willful inaction to oppose such. There is a dialectic conflict created--this new norm of socialism, and its heavy handed implementation, is in conflict with common sense Americans. 

This creates class warfare--yet another strategy of the Communist Manifesto--to abolish class, abolish marriage, and abolish family. So where are we headed? As Jesus said in Matthew 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” If America has a chance, it has to begin with a turn to God and to his law, not the laws and precepts of men who seek to deceive and destroy. It starts with what Jesus said in Mark 12:29, “The Lord our God is one Lord.” Our God is not the US government. Jesus continued in verses 30-31: “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.”​​

1.27.16
The Prophetic Turkey and Iran


Ezekiel 38 and 39 describes how the Lord defeats Israel’s end time enemies after they attack from the North. Included in the coalition, led by “Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal (v38:3)” are Persia, Ethiopia, Libya, Magog, Gomer and Togarmah. Ancient history and maps confirm that Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Gomer and Togarmah are located in modern Turkey. Persia is modern Iran. Libya is Libya and Ethiopia is likely modern Sudan. Today’s political landscape would place Turkey and Iran at odds as Shia Iran is vying for Middle East hegemony over Sunni Turkey. The Islamic State (ISIS) is Turkey’s proxy against Iran’s vassal state, Syria. We may be watching a layer of prophecy unfold.

The Lord says in Zechariah 12:3, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” Many find it hard to imagine how, for example, the United States would be gathered prophetically against Israel. But in a strong sense, America is. The IS, while publicly condemned by the US “president,” is allowed by the US to do its dirty work in the Middle East because it stands as a counterbalance to Iran. Turkey, a US ally whose leader is close friends with the US “president,” is supporting IS with “truckloads of arms and ammunition, as well as fighters,” according to news reports.

The Middle East Media Research Institute reports: “Turkish journalists who have documented their government's support for terrorists and who have published evidence of truckloads of arms and ammunition, as well as fighters, being sent into Syria have been threatened, arrested, and imprisoned by Turkish authorities. Foreign media have also extensively covered Turkey's sponsorship of ISIS and other terrorist organizations, and documented the ease with which thousands of foreign and Turkish jihadis enter and exit Syria under the eyes of Turkish officials. However, Western governments have refrained from criticizing Turkey's conduct in this matter, and continue to call Turkey "a partner in the fight against terrorism."”

Meantime, the US “president” has cleared the way for billions of dollars to be pumped into Iran in reward for agreeing to delay its nuclear program at least ten years. Many analysts do not believe Iran will hold to its end of the bargain, but rather accelerate nuclear development. With Iran and Turkey, two main end time players, at violent odds, Iran will need to be in submission to Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, for the Ezekiel prophecy to be fulfilled. When we see Iran being brought into a coalition with these prophetic nations against Israel, we know this time is near. Currently, China and Russia support Iran; the US and much of the NATO and European world support Turkey. Jerusalem is a burdensome stone in the oyster of the world. It becomes a pearl as prophecy advances. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.​

1.26.16
The real America


The New York Times reports that the  “president” says that the Republicans candidates for President are outside the mainstream and “the degree to which the Republican rhetoric and Republican vision has moved, not just to the right, but has moved to a place that is unrecognizable.” What is unrecognizable is the “president’s” America. Also unrecognizable are many Republican’s view that the “president’s” view of America is correct. These terrible leaders have essentially put the American Dream on life support and have changed the direction and values of America. We all know that this country has changed. Many of us believe it is changed not for the better. 

A recent Drudge Report online poll of all the presidential candidates indicated that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are the two candidates to beat. Some 36% of the voters on the news website, which is widely known for its conservative viewership, chose Trump. Not surprising. But coming in second with almost 30% of the vote was socialist Bernie Sanders--on a conservative website. There was a time in American history that a candidate who dared say he was socialist would be considered a pariah, even among Democrats. This is just how far America has come in the past decade under this new type of leftist influence. Hillary Clinton, who may be indicted before the election, came in 11th with 0.8%.

Let me tell you about the real America. Yesterday, with several feet of snow piled up in front of people’s driveways and many unable to even walk to the road, the folks in our neighborhood banned together and helped one another clear their driveways, dig out their mailboxes and they did it with a smile on their faces, determination in their hearts, and with great cheer. My neighbor across the street came over with his snowblower. When we finished my driveway, we went next door, and so on up the street. With each driveway we cleared, more people joined in. Many hands lighten the load. There was a spirit there--one of love for one another, charity, and that good old American “let’s get this done” attitude. 

Anyone who needed assistance got it. There was no politics. No taxes. It was about folks in need and folks helping them. No, “how much do I owe you.” No, it was from the heart. And, yes, we were all sore from using muscles we hadn’t used in a long time, but we were satisfied that we helped our neighbors and that we were helped by our neighbors. These politicians think they have us under control and that they are changing America. As Colossians 2:8 says, “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men.” But when push comes to shove, the real America will appear. Romans 13:10 says, “Love works no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.” 

1.25.16
Surviving Jonas 


It’s a bright sunny day here outside the nation’s capital. It’s supposed to warm up into the 30s, but it says six degrees on my outdoor thermometer right now. Yesterday was sunny, too, and only zero degrees when I woke up. I measured in three places--29 1/2, 30 1/2, and 30. So I’m figuring not scientifically that we got 30 inches. I started our snow removal process--me and my trusty shovel--about 10AM yesterday. My wife, Chris, called me in at noon. About 2/3 of the driveway is now clear. Some of the snow melted off a bit, but there is still a lot more left. Then the snowplow finally came through during the night. It appears from our bedroom window that another 30 inches is piled on top of what we have.

Friday night, I thought I would keep the snow off the back deck as much as possible. At least we would have a way out of the house; our dog Zeke would be able to use his natural facilities, and Chris would be able to get up the hill to the bird feeders. So I shoveled that area out about every hour. It was coming down at a rate of about two inches per hour. Zeke doesn’t much like cold weather or snow, either. He was refusing to go out. So about 1:30AM on Saturday, he is whining that he needs to go out. I take him to the door and he sees the six inches or so that had accumulated since we went to bed and looks back to me as if saying, “I ain’t playing this game, homey. You gotta do better than that.”

Saturday was definitely a snow day. Every time we thought it was letting up, it intensified. I kept up with the deck and part of the back yard, but by now it’s starting to get up around over our knees. At least Zeke was getting used to the idea that he was going to have to go outside, and I think he was starting to like it ever so slightly. Then I got to thinking: I bet our heat pumps are covered with snow, and that will be driving the electric bill up. Nothing gets a tight old Welshman moving like the threat of a high electric bill. So I took a broom and trudged through the snow (now drifting waist deep) around the side of the house. About 20 minutes later, I decide to go around to the other side and clear the satellite dish. I run about 2 1/4 miles a day, and I was out of breath doing about 30 yards in waist deep snow.

So much for global warming. After about an hour of snow removal duty on Sunday, I’m ready to sign up for HGTV’s Beachfront Property show. A little warmth would go a long way. But we have a lot to be thankful for--didn’t run out of water, didn’t have to use the generator, had plenty of food. Yep, the Lord is good--He is as in Psalm 32:7, “You are my hiding place; you shall preserve me from trouble.” As I look at that six ft high pile of snow at the end of my driveway (the snow plow has passed twice since I started writing this), I am pondering Jesus’s words in Matthew 17:20, “If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say unto this mountain, Remove from here to yonder place; and it shall remove.”​

1.22.16
If it be sin that a government own a people


Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Yes, the yoke of bondage is broken by what our Savior did on the cross. Sin and death were defeated. If it be sin that a man own another, let him be set free. Likewise, if it be sin that a government own a people, let the people be set free. As you read this, the national debt will increase by $4 million, bringing you, your family, and your children’s family in further bondage to the government--a government, mind you, that is Constitutionally limited, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator certain inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Many Christians say that it is of no consequence what the government does and that we should not concern ourselves with it. Many other Christians say that in order for Christ to return, we must rule the seven mounts of influence, government being one of them. Both are wrong. As Christians, we are called by Jesus in the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:” This charge is repeated by Christ in Mark 16:15 and Acts 1:8. This means making disciples--not running from governments or taking them over.

If we as Christians were truly becoming and making disciples, the nature of the leaders we choose would be changed to know, understand, and embrace the precepts of God. They would, therefore, have the wisdom of the scriptures. Our nation, in particular, would not be facing a “fiscal cliff” that politicians are going to shove us over. We would have a nation of leaders who understood Biblical virtues of fiscal responsibility and accountability. The church has withdrawn from society and has largely embraced self indulgent, extra biblical doctrines that would be unrecognizable by the Church in Acts. Therefore, Christians are largely unrecognizable in our society and the ones who are, are hated by it. 

Of all the talk by those people we elected about fiscal responsibility, there is virtually no talk about scaling down government to live within its means. There is only talk of raising taxes and government expansion. Americans are becoming vested slaves of the government. If we as Christians, who are commanded to stand fast in Christ’s liberty, do not do so, we will suffer bondage like we have never seen. Our country was made for us to be a free people in Christ. We must rise up and demand accountability--not through organizations, as they just take your money and play the game. It is time to rise up!

1.21.16
The marketplace of fear, entitlement and prophecy


Last year, many were pointing to the Shemitah and God’s judgment on America for the reason the stock market declined in  August and September. Some implied total collapse of the American economy during the time frame. But it didn’t happen. These emulated from interpretations of the Shemitah, the seven year cycle where Jewish law requires a year of rest, of land to remain fallow, and debt to be remitted. At the end of the Shemitah, there is a blessing. When Israel didn’t keep the Shemitah for seven cycles, God judged Israel with the Babylonian captivity. Some were applying this to the US. In recent days, the market has declined precipitously, not just in the US, but globally. Interesting how the analysts view it.

The Wall Street Journal writes that “Global stocks plunged, driven by heightened concerns about growth and fading confidence in the willingness or the ability of central banks to boost their economies. They are further concerned that weak economies have failed to stimulate inflation and that lower oil prices are a concern for economic woes. In the 1980s, we were taught that inflation was a bad thing and that it was kept under control with lower oil prices--both of which the Carter Administration policies had undermined. Now traders on the world stock exchanges want inflation and higher oil prices. The narrative has changed and it is designed to instill fear into the world population. Fear results in control.

Central banks have been “managing” or controlling economies by propping up banking interests through a process called quantitative easing. It’s wealth redistribution from the nation’s treasury (read taxpayers) to the investment banking world. Keep feeding the market and it remains happy. But when the Federal Reserve raised interest rates in December it signaled to the bankers that the gravy train is coming to an end. They showed the Fed, global central banks, the rest of the world, and you and me that they didn’t like it. The result of their entitlement mentality is seen as the Dow has declined from 17,128 to 15,766 since. China, Japan and others are similar. But they can’t keep robbing Peter to pay Paul.

The actions of these leaders, who abandoned Biblical principles of good stewardship, have caused a global market problem. The entitlement crowd wants their money for free to keep coming. Fear of the market crash is their tool. We are seeing that having integrated economies and central banks coordinating them leads to a problematic world. When governments accumulate debt greater than their citizens can pay, collapse is a possibility. Smart men do dumb things. And we are seeing the result of it. Notwithstanding, there is a prophetic angle that may be in play--a type and shadow of the global economy of the Beast Empire. Revelation 13:17 says, “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Fear and entitlement could hasten this prophetic economy.​

1.20.16
Inspector General confirms state secrets on Clinton server


In an exclusive story, Fox News reports that it obtained a letter sent January 14 from Intelligence Community Inspector General I. Charles McCullough III laying out “the findings of a recent comprehensive review by intelligence agencies that identified "several dozen" additional classified emails -- including specific intelligence known as "special access programs" (SAP). That indicates a level of classification beyond even “top secret,” the label previously given to two emails found on her server, and brings even more scrutiny to the presidential candidate’s handling of the government’s closely held secrets.” This is so high level that investigators had to possess a commensurate security clearance. 

Fox reported: “EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton's emails on her unsecured, homebrew server contained intelligence from the U.S. government's most secretive and highly classified programs. The Inspector General wrote the letter to lawmakers with intelligence community and State Department oversight.” Quoting from the letter, Fox reports, “To date, I have received two sworn declarations from one [intelligence community] element. These declarations cover several dozen emails containing classified information determined by the IC element to be at the confidential, secret, and top secret/sap levels... According to the declarant, these documents contain information derived from classified IC element sources.”

Fox further reports, “According to court documents, former CIA Director David Petraeus was prosecuted for sharing intelligence from special access programs with his biographer and mistress Paula Broadwell. At the heart of his prosecution was a non-disclosure agreement where Petraeus agreed to protect these closely held government programs, with the understanding “unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized retention or negligent handling … could cause irreparable injury to the United States or be used to advantage by a foreign nation.” Clinton signed an identical non-disclosure agreement Jan. 22, 2009.” Clinton’s campaign spokesman says its all political and that the IG is working with Republicans to undermine Clinton’s presidential campaign.”

Daily Jot sources familiar with security clearances indicate that many people have been fired and prosecuted for far less than what Clinton has done with classified material. That she would have a private, unsecured email server with sensitive State Department information in her house should be enough to indict her. She has conducted herself illegally and/or unethically. Her continuous conspiratorial blame shifting to the news media, law enforcement, and Republicans is the same way her husband handled his scandals, and any other issue threatening the Clinton image. She is unfit to become president of the United States. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Clinton’s deception and gross negligence in handling state secrets is an indicator both of her character and of how she would handle the presidency. ​

1.19.16
It’s like an end-time plague spreading across America


Revelation 9 speaks of the locusts that come from the bottomless pit who were given power to torment those who do not have the seal of God. Verse 6 says, “And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.” There is a disease that, while it could never measure up to the horrors of these creatures, torments all who are infected with it, believers and nonbelievers, and it is spreading across the United States at a rapid rate. This disease is so insidious that it hides itself from detection and slowly, but surely debilitates its victims using their weakest points against them. It now has spread to half the counties in America.

Lyme disease is caused by the Borrelia bacteria found in ticks. These ticks have spread from the Eastern seaboard across the South and Southwest. According to the Centers for Disease Control the number of counties in the northeastern US that are considered high-risk for Lyme disease has increased by more than 320%. Some 95% of the 300,000 cases a year come from 14 states in the Northeast and upper Midwest. Lyme is now the most commonly reported vector-borne disease in the Northern Hemisphere. If diagnosed early—a rash commonly appears around the site of the tick bite—Lyme can be treated with antibiotics, but longer term infections can produce joint stiffness, brain inflammation, and nerve pain.

But that’s not the worst of it. Some people never know they have been bitten by such a tick. Months or years later, depending on how strong their immune system is, they start having symptoms. It could be anything from just not feeling right to strange neurological problems to severe reflux to complete debilitation. World class athletes in the prime of their careers end up in wheelchairs. In the case of my wife Chris, she almost died, wasting away to skin and bones under 100 pounds. I would lay awake at night making sure she was breathing. Doctors think they can treat it with antibiotics, and in some cases that may work if detected early. But much of the time, they just call it a virus or surmise that the person is imagining the symptoms, leaving the disease to progress in their patients for lack of treatment. 

It wasn’t until we found a naturalpathic doctor that Chris began to recover. He used natural herbs to kill the bacteria. But even then, it masked itself as something else. It was a long process taking over five years. Things that Chris thought she would never do again, she is able to today thanks to answers to prayer and God’s natural provisions to combat this tormenting disease. Chris began each day by reciting Psalm 118:24, “This is the day which the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” She drew on the strength of the Lord and her faith in him just to survive each day. Little by little, she got better. I would wish this on no one. So please be aware and get second opinions if you think you are infected. This is an evil permeating our nation and trying to take abundant life away from many. 

1.18.16
Don’t misinterpret Iran’s “goodwill” gesture


Praise God that Pastor Saeed Abednini was among the five Americans that the Iranian government released as a “goodwill” gesture. His plight at the hands of an Islamic government has been well documented and hats off to the American Center for Law and Justice for keeping his story in front of the American people. Prayers have been answered and families reunited. Notwithstanding, the “president” actually traded seven Iranians for the five Americans that he left in chains during his landmark negotiations with the Iranians that will likely help accelerate their nuclear weapons program, not deter it. A five for seven swap and $100 billion in assets to gain a nuclear weapon is not a bad day if you are Iran.

ACLJ’s Jay Sekulow reported Sunday, “For more than three years, Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – has endured imprisonment in Iran. We can now officially confirm that Pastor Saeed has been freed.  In addition there are reports that 3 other Americans imprisoned in Iran have also been released. News broke late last night that Pastor Saeed had been taken from his prison cell to Iran’s Central Intelligence agency.  While the details are still coming in, we can confirm that this morning he was released. This is a major victory.  We are incredibly grateful to the more than 1.1 million people who have joined us in fighting across the globe for Pastor Saeed’s freedom.

“We’re delighted this day has finally arrived. American Pastor Saeed Abedini spent more than three years in an Iranian prison. We’re grateful for the millions of people who have stood with us in our ongoing efforts – both in this country and abroad – to secure his release.  We have worked and prayed that this day would finally arrive. And now, Pastor Saeed can return home.” According to Sekulow, Pastor Saeed’s wife Naghmeh, responded:“This has been an answer to prayer. This is a critical time for me and my family. We look forward to Saeed's return and want to thank the millions of people who have stood with us in prayer during this most difficult time.”

Let us rejoice for Pastor Saeed’s and the others’ release. Let us not, however, begin to think that the Islamic government or America’s “president” are good guys in this story. The $100 billion in sanctions money that the “president” is allowing to flow into Iran will empower the country to boost its support of worldwide terror and will eventually enable it to have a nuclear weapon. The world has become a much more dangerous place as US leadership has embraced all things Islam in the past seven years. And let us be reminded that Persia, modern day Iran, is among those “beast” nations that attack Israel in the end time. But also be reminded that, as Ezekiel 38:23 says, the Lord, “will be known in the eyes of many nations and they shall know that I am the Lord.” The Lord has answered prayers for Pastor Saeed, and God will not be mocked. ​

 

1.15.16
Jewish European exodus may be prophetic signal

 

The Jewish Agency, a nonprofit group that serves as the main link between the Jewish State and Jewish communities around the world, told Associated Press that Jews are leaving Europe in record numbers because of anti-Semitic attacks. The organization told AP that “9,880 western European Jews immigrated to Israel in 2015 — the highest annual number ever. The figure is more than 10 percent over the previous year and over double the 2013 level. The vast majority, close to 8,000, came from France, where a rise in anti-Semitic attacks has shattered the sense of security of the world's third-largest Jewish population.” This hostile environment created by Islamic immigration to Europe may be prophetic. 

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky is quoted saying, "That a record number of European Jews feel that Europe is no longer their home should alarm European leaders and serve as a wake-up call for all who are concerned about the future of Europe. At the same time, the fact that Israel has become the number one destination for European Jews seeking to build a better future elsewhere is a tribute to the appeal of life in Israel and the values the Jewish state represents." AP says Jews have been targeted in Belgium, Denmark and other European countries, but France has seen the worst of it. Jews have increasingly reported assaults and intimidation, mostly from Muslim extremists.”

AP reports, “France's Jewish community of some 500,000 is the largest in Europe. Jewish schools and synagogues are often surrounded by soldiers in combat fatigues who patrol the streets with automatic rifles. Though Jews make up less than 1 percent of the population, French officials say more than 50 percent of all reported racist attacks in 2014 were directed against them. Concerns about anti-Semitism in France had already been high, but 2014 saw a record number of French Jews immigrate to Israel. That figure was easily eclipsed in 2015, prompting French authorities to warn about a steeper decline and saying a future France without Jews would "no longer be France."”

France may no longer be France anyway. According to muslimpopulation.com, in Western Europe, the percentage of the Muslim population is the largest in France, at 9.6% (64 million). French Jews know this better than anyone. This phenomena is causing European Jews to flock to Israel in record numbers. Several prophets of the Bible, including Isaiah, Ezekiel, Zechariah and others, prophesied that the Lord would gather God’s people to their homeland in the time of the end. For example, Isaiah 11:12 says, “And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” As the layers of prophecy unfold, the current record exodus of Jews from Europe to Israel may be a significant beginning.​

1.14.16 
SOTU viewership down, Americans fed up with the lies


The “president’s” State of the Union (SOTU) address was viewed by the fewest number of people compared with his other addresses, which also declined from his first one. According to Deadline.com, among adults 18-49, early numbers indicated NBC’s coverage of the SOTU even with last year’s, but the other networks declined. ABC and CBS both were down 9% and 23% respectively from 2015. Fox saw its SOTU coverage fall 30%. The cumulative demographic rating is down 14% from 2015. It is clear that most Americans are fed up with the “president’s” lectures and prefer watching reruns of home and garden shows to listening to political spin that has little to do with real life in America.

Many Daily Jot readers were representative of Americans who tuned out. CD wrote, “For [sic, the “president”] there is no truth, only lies, because he lives in an alternate reality with his Marxist cohorts. Unfortunately this nation has to suffer through his lies and deal with the reality his lies have created.” SW wrote: “Very difficult to keep a liar from lying.  It is a habit and a commitment and a strategy... We know they are lying and we do nothing to stop them because while they are lying, we are sleeping...I could not watch another hour of O telling lies so I read my book instead. I am much happier in the knowledge that, for a short time at least, I can still stop watching liars lie. Someday that may not be an option.”

From Africa, WD commented: “Thank God he is not the president of an African or a 3rd world country. If he were, he would indisputably end up to be the most notorious dictator ever in the world!” HB wrote: “We can't stand to look at him let alone a listen...Proverbs 14:7, “LEAVE the presence of a fool or you will not discern words of knowledge.” Proverbs 17:7: “Excellent speech is not fitting for a fool, much less are lying lips to a prince.”” EM added: “He is a monster who works for monsters who hate America. This kind of orchestrated evil is happening all over the world. It is baffling...It really appears like there is a worldwide mental illness that has taken hold of the leaders of the nations.”

ES wrote: “I'm going to forward this to several - see if I can get SOME kind of response from some of my liberal relatives - open some kind of line of dialogue. Thankfully above many other things, and barring something highly unusual, we won't have to endure this kind of lying mockery from our so called "president" ever again, so in my view, things are actually already starting to look up, even if just in some small way. Oddly, I feel so much peace just at that thought alone, though I know we are far from out of the woods. But it's a blessed opportunity for me to stop and take just a moment to say "Thank you Jesus!!!!!" Yeah, brother...That was worth five exclamation points.” There were many more, but you can see from the comments why people are disconnecting. Let us all remember to reconnect as we choose our leaders wisely.

1.13.16
“President’s” last State of the Union endured by Americans


He took over an hour to lecture Americans on the reason that his policies are not working is because of us, not him. The “president” was hard set on telling Americans that what they fear most is best for them, that change and progress is hard, especially if you fear it. Mr. “president,” Americans do not fear the future. They don’t fear you. They do have a healthy understanding of the consequences of bad leadership--they have seen it over the past decade. Fear isn’t the reason there is so much push back from the Islamic Marxist agenda of this “president.” The push back is because Americans know deep down in that it is bad for them, bad for their children, and the wrong direction for the country. 

His claims that student loans are more affordable, that healthcare is more affordable, that the Islamic State is not a dire threat, that immigration isn’t an economic threat, that the economic and job situation is thriving, and so on can be countered with the facts. Over and over again, we are told that what we are experiencing in our every day lives, is not real. That the crime and mass murders and terrorism is the fault of a lack of gun control doesn’t even pass the straight face test. His horrible and destructive policies of allowing undocumented aliens from terrorist sponsoring nations into this country at will is the hallmark of his legacy, the full measure of the type of change only an enemy would bring. 

When he speaks of religious freedom, he is speaking of not criticizing Islam. When he speaks of marriage, he is speaking of homosexuals. He listed the things that “give us everything we need to ensure prosperity and security for generations to come.” Among them were economic recovery, a reformed healthcare system, a reinvented energy system, and homosexual marriage. The reality we face every day is $18 trillion dollars of debt (over $8 trillion added in the past seven years), nearly 20 million people who want a full-time job and still cannot find one, a record number on food stamps--12.27 million more Americans than when he took office. Healthcare is unaffordable and he wants to tax us for climate change, something that is documented to be fabricated by unethical scientists. His world is fiction. The one we face is reality.

This kind of change is not something American’s fear. They dread it. Deep down in they know it will bring disaster. The basis of survival for any nation is a secure border, for example. This “president” has purposely made our border insecure. He has pitted Americans against one another. Our nation lacks ethical, moral and spiritual leadership. We have endured seven years of this purposeful dismantling of our society. It is time for change--to the God-fearing, common sense we once had. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.” We are a nation in mourning for bad choices in leadership. If only we can know it and change it.​

1.12.16
Beware of Technology named Beware


The Washington Post reports that there is a technology used by police forces called Beware. Beware, marketed by Intrado, profiles the threat level of a prospect for a police call. Calls to residences are among the most dangerous for police to answer. Their chances of being in harms way is much higher. So in addition to its 200 police camera “perched across the city,” 800 more from schools and traffic cameras, and another several hundred worn by officers, the Fresno Police Department is testing yet another technology that is so invasive that it assigns a threat level to the person in the house before the police knock on the door. This is the type of technology used to spy on you every day. There’s more.

The Post reports: “The cameras were only one tool at the ready. Officers could trawl a private database that has recorded more than 2 billion scans of vehicle license plates and locations nationwide. If gunshots were fired, a system called ShotSpotter could triangulate the location using microphones strung around the city. Another program, called Media Sonar, crawled social media looking for illicit activity...But perhaps the most controversial and revealing technology is the threat-scoring software Beware. Fresno is one of the first departments in the nation to test the program...As officers respond to calls, Beware automatically runs the addresses...to generate a color-coded threat level for each person.”

Intrado’s website describes Beware as: “Accessed through any browser (fixed or mobile) on any Internet-enabled device including tablets, smartphones, laptop and desktop computers, Beware® from Intrado searches, sorts and scores billions of publicly-available commercial records in a matter of seconds - alerting responders to potentially dangerous situations while en route to, or at the location of, a 9-1-1 request for assistance.” It actually assigns a threat level of green, yellow, or red. But the company secret is how Beware scores an individual to assign the threat level, and its accuracy. A Fresno City Councilman had his threat level run and his home was rated yellow because of a previous resident, the Post reported. 

Protecting police officers from unnecessary risk is important. Protecting personal privacy is a Constitutional requirement. Instead of being stewards of public property, such as roads, parks, schools, government buildings and the like, the government--local, state, and federal--has become dictator over public property. There is a big difference between a steward and a dictator. Under the deceptive guise of protection, your rights, your religious beliefs, your ability feel secure in the privacy of your home, can be violated by the all-knowing government. Exodus 20:3 says, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Government is not God. We should ensure that it understands that while we still have a say.​

1.12.16
Above the law, is Clinton above the vote?


Heavy sigh. It seems no matter how many issues of illegality arise, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton refuses to acknowledge wrongdoing and the news media, for the most part, will not hold her accountable. Some chinks in her armor, however, have been exposed and some media are starting to wise up. Lifezette.com’s Keith Koffler may be one of them. He wrote, “The latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department early Friday contain what may be the smoking gun that forces the Justice Department to charge the former secretary of state with a crime, according to former federal prosecutor Joseph diGenova.” Still many are skeptical that Clinton will be prosecuted.

DiGenova is not one of them. He continued, “This is gigantic. She caused to be removed a classified marking and then had it transmitted in an unencrypted manner. That is a felony. The removal of the classified marking is a federal crime. It is the same thing to order someone to do it as if she had done it herself.” He concluded, “This makes it impossible for the bureau not to recommend charges. This makes it impossible not to go forward, and it certainly ties the hand of the attorney general.” It appears in an exchange of emails on June 17, 2011 that Clinton illegally instructed a senior State Department advisor to change the marking on classified information so that it was no longer flagged classified. 

Associated Press reports that the State Department is stonewalling regarding questions about whether the document was sent classified or unclassified. AP also asks, “And was Clinton wrong to instruct a senior aide to send it through nonsecure means, even if that request wasn't fulfilled? The department says it isn't making a judgment. Even the subject matter hasn't been revealed. The only indication in the email exchange of what the document might have been about was redacted in Friday's release of some 3,000 pages from Clinton's tenure as America's top diplomat.” Clinton’s legal problem is just one aspect of this issue. The ethical problem of having an unsecured email server in her house for government business is at the root of this, and it is mainly being ignored.

Despite Clinton’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist massacre, the emails relating to national security on her private server, her turning a blind eye to her husband’s demeaning and abusive treatment of women, and a host of other documented issues, there are Democrats, women and even Christians who intend to support her candidacy. A person of a certain political persuasion, or of a certain gender, does not a leader make. Exodus 18:21 informs us on leader selection: “Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.” By these standards, Clinton is unfit to serve. She has been above the law most of her life. Is she also above the vote?​

1.8.16
Clinton indictment may derail campaign


Mark Tapscott of The Daily Caller has reported that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton may be indicted for several legal violations and speculates whether partisan Democrat Attorney General Loretta Lynch would act on an indictment recommendation. The entire fiasco brings much smoke to where there must be fire, yet it remains to be seen whether anyone has the backbone to do the right thing. Sources with experience in handling classified emails have told The Daily Jot that government employees handling information the way Clinton has would be in jail for a long time. Just the shear number of Clinton’s possible legal violations should derail her campaign, but we live in strange times.

Tapscott writes: “Negligence is critical because Clinton signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement in 2009 regarding classified information that stated, among much else, that “Sensitive Compartmented Information involves or derives from intelligence sources or methods that is classified or is involved in a classification determination …” Clinton and several of her closest aides must have read information “derived from intelligence sources or methods” on a daily or near-daily basis. There is an ominous sentence buried in that agreement Clinton signed: “Nothing in this agreement constitutes a waiver by the United States of the right to prosecute me for any statutory violations.”” 

This is possibly the smoking gun, according to Tapscott. He concludes: “A Republican with direct knowledge of the investigation predicted political chaos if Lynch doesn’t decide to prosecute Clinton, a chaos that “would be the gift that keeps on giving right through the election.” With or without resignations of FBI officials to protest such a decision, there would be a blizzard of news releases from congressional GOPers condemning Lynch, followed by hearings in which both the attorney general and FBI Director James Comey would be put under oath and asked about their actions.” The trouble here is that Democrats will be unlikely to uphold the law and Republicans, to date, have not held accountability for years.

People need to understand the criminality of what Clinton has done. If we live in a nation where no one is above the law, folks like Clinton should be in jail. But, like notorious gangster Al Capone, they keep using legal loopholes for their “stay out of jail” card. It was simple tax evasion that brought Capone down, even though there were many other terrible crimes he had committed. It may be emails that indict Clinton. Notwithstanding, a person of her character should not hold office.  Exodus 18:21 tells us what kind of leaders to select: “Moreover you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness.”​

1.7.16
The prophetic plan amidst the storm


There are many events taking place around us that would be frightening in of themselves—devastating storms and earthquakes; the threat of terrorism; political disruption; the threat of internal war with Islam—just to name a few.  Some of this uncertainty has prompted many to ask the age old question, “Does God have a plan for my life?”  The answer is yes, yes He does.  You should be encouraged because you are born a unique individual who is loved by the Creator of the universe, and He wants to see you experience joy, happiness, love and success.  But often the toils of this world cause us concern and get in the way.

For example, throughout my life, I have had ups and downs that caused me to question God’s plan for my life.  But it was really me that was the question.  God knows how you were made as confirmed by Psalm 139:14, “I will praise thee for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knows right well.”  Jesus said in Matthew 10:30, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”  And God knows what is best for you and He has in mind the very best for you.  Through the Apostle Paul, God tells us in Romans 12:2, “be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

See, even when we allow our own selves to get in the way of God’s plan, it is still there for us.  And we can fall into the deepest valley, the darkest time of our life, and God will be there for us.  He said in Isaiah 46:4, “And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you; I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry and deliver you.”  So no matter how low you are or how much the world is closing in on you, the Lord God, your Salvation, is with you. And His plan for you is perfect.  So you do have a destiny.  You were created to glorify God.  That is your purpose. How you accomplish that is your calling.

I knew that God had called me to evangelize when I was 16.  I refused the calling and pursued my own earthly goals.  And the Lord brought me to a point, after much life experience, that I could no longer ignore His calling. But then I heard nothing from Him.  I had to seek Him, pour out my heart to Him in fasting and prayer.  And even that did not work until after 54 days when I finally had my answer to discern the times and events and call people to the Lord.  My point is that we often do wonder what God has in mind for us, but in order to find out, we must seek God with all our heart, mind and soul, even sometimes to the point of travail, so He knows we are serious.  So don’t give up, press in.  Press in hard. For your destiny is at hand.​

1.6.15
Conundrum: A prophetic people and Islam


There is a story by AFP about the year anniversary of a terrorist attack in a Paris kosher store following the Charlie Hebdo jihadist attack and how the Jews in France have learned to live under armed guard. Ironic that European Jews are living under armed guard as free and protected people in contrast to Hitler’s Europe where they were held under armed guard in ghettos and death camps. They are now prisoners of their freedom because the world refuses to recognize Islam for the political death cult it is. How little things have changed in the past 70 years. Once Nazi tyranny, now Islamic oppression. Satan’s players change, but the game is the same. It’s time for the world to admit that Islam is antithetic to any good.

Christians are faced with a conundrum: We are commanded to preach the gospel to the ends of the earth and to make disciples. Yet the brutally violent Islam seeks to destroy us, especially if we attempt to evangelize its followers. Some take the stance that Islam is so evil that it should be rooted out. Others take the position that we must have complete reconciliation with Islam through acceptance, fellowship and cooperation. Neither position is correct. This is not “either-or,” but rather something in between. We must keep in mind 2 Corinthians 6:14: “Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what partnership has light with darkness?”

At the same time, we should remember 2 Peter 3:9, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” The conundrum becomes how to embrace the concept that none should perish and at the same time not fellowship with darkness. The answer is to recognize the evil of Islam as a system, and also understand that individuals who follow Islam need to know the Lord. My point is that for life’s sake, we must stand against Islam as an evil entity, and work to bring the true Word of God, Jesus Christ, to individual Muslims. This is a true test of us as Christians and a prophetic people.

In Africa, we stand against Islam at every juncture. Years ago, an Islamic-inspired terrorist group was invading Christian villages, killing men, women and children with machetes because they would not submit to Islam. We brought attention to this, exposed it to the light, and the government was pressured to act against the Islamists. At the same time, we created relationships with individual Muslims and engaged them with the gospel. You may say that you are not “called” to the Muslims. It’s difficult for me, too. But I am called and commissioned to share the gospel and to make disciples. The way for the Church to destroy Islam is through the love of Christ. That’s how we protect our nation in the long run. Think about it.​

1.5.15
White House: Doctors, Social Security to enforce gun control


The “president” is about to crack down on guns through an executive order that uses the Social Security Administration and socialist healthcare as spy agencies on gun owners. In a call with reporters Monday, the White House said the executive order will require those who privately sell “one or two” guns in a year to obtain a Federal Firearms License. The Washington Free Beacon reports White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett said, “Numbers are relevant. The ATF and DOJ did not identify a magic number of weapons that makes you engaged in the business because that would limit their ability to bring prosecution.” In other words, sell a gun and you are an ATF target for prosecution.

Moreover, Jarrett announced the “president” would “require the Social Security Administration to begin the rule-making process for prohibiting certain Social Security recipients from legally obtaining guns, a move that could bar millions from legally owning firearms.” Jarrett said that the executive order will also increase the number of ATF agents and make the background check system operate “around the clock.” This insidious executive order establishes an institutionalized spy system on law abiding citizens who may own guns. It is a back door for a Social Security Administration to impose the political agenda of politicians on citizens by using the unequivocal authority of government. This is tyranny.

But wait. There’s more. The socialist healthcare system is officially becoming a spy agency on US citizens, leveraging government authority to impose its political will on such matters as gun control. To be published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, the White House has issued a new rule, 45 CFR Part 164: “The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS or “the Department”) is issuing this final rule to modify the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to expressly permit certain HIPAA covered entities to disclose to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of individuals who are subject to a Federal “mental health prohibitor” that disqualifies them from shipping, transporting, possessing, or receiving a firearm.”

So now your doctor, who is supposed to have a trusted relationship with you, will be required to ask whether you own a gun. If you say “yes,” he can turn you in to the FBI as mentally ill. This Administration has used the IRS to advance its political agenda against conservative non-profits. Now it is using Social Security and medical doctors to do the same. Ask yourself: Gun control today, Christianity tomorrow? This is the slippery slope to absolute tyranny. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.” In America, we have a choice of our leaders. We have not exercised that choice wisely. It is past time to do so. We must awaken.​

1.5.16
Four realities of a prophetic 2016


At the risk of stepping on some toes, there are at least four things that we should be aware of during 2016--false prophets, the economy, Islam, and the Lord’s mission. Number 1: Many self-proclaimed prophets are prophesying for the new year. Some are hanging on to the same themes from previous years, adding to them descriptors such as “super” this or that. They didn’t come true then..so maybe this year. Some are wrapped in words of intrigue such as “discover the mystery.” Others want you to attend conferences to “hear God’s voice,” or receive a “mandate from heaven.” A lot of them seem to be about money and selling things. The Lord said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”

Number 2: It doesn’t take a prophet to look at the circumstances with which we are faced at the beginning of 2016 and see where things could head. For example, the economy is weighted down with over $18 trillion in debt, millions of people unemployed and having given up on finding a job, and an influx of illegal aliens and government-forced repopulation efforts that will put more pressure on the job market and on taxpayers. Add to that the weight of welfare programs and socialist healthcare, and we have a perfect economic storm in the making. Something has to give at some point along the way. These are the consequences of bad leadership and bad choices. 

Number 3: There will be terrorists among the thousands of immigrants permitted to come into the United States and Europe from terrorist-sponsoring states. Islam is a terrorist entity. Its holy book, the Koran, instructs its disciples in over 100 verses to kill infidels and bring them under submission. There will be more and more terrorism against innocents in nations who welcome Islamists into their countries. This is common sense. Along with this colonization will come the same kind of violence, crime, human trafficking, drug smuggling and poverty that is the hallmark of Islam throughout the world. We must ask: How does a prophetic people respond to this? Politically, we work to stop it. Spiritually, we work to bring these folks into the full knowledge of the one true God and his son Jesus Christ. 

Number 4: The consequences of bad leadership and bad choices are not wholly derived from political leaders, but also church leadership. The condition of our nation is directly related to the pulpit and our still majority Christian community. As a prophetic people, we must understand the standards of God and adhere to them--in holding both accountability and love. Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-40, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Our choices as a person and as a people determine our place in prophecy. Choices will also determine consequences, good or bad, for individuals and nations.​

1.4.16
The “president’s” empowerment of Pakistani terrorists


Throughout 2007, The Daily Jot pointed toward Pakistan as a possible new front in the war of Islamic aggression.  On New Years Eve 2007, The Daily Jot reported that the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto indicated that Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal, reportedly under the secure control of the Pakistan military in conjunction with US oversight, was a target of al Qaeda and the Taliban. Since then, the “president” has often reported that the Taliban has been defeated. But now, Pakistan and the Taliban are once again surfacing as we close out 2015, eight years later, and many of the terror threats appear to originate in 2007, and the “president’s” policies beginning in 2009 have encouraged their growth.

Judicial Watch exposed a $70 million USAID pet program sponsored by the “first lady” to educate some 200,000 Pakistani female students between the ages of 10 and 19--The Let Girls Learn/Pakistan program serves as a catalyst for broader political and social commitment “to empower adolescent girls in Pakistan.” AP reported that the woman who carried out the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Tashfeen Malik, lived in Pakistan from 2007 to 2014 and attended a school in a region that is home to ”thousands of extremist seminaries, with hundreds linked to al Qaeda and the Pakistani Taliban.” The UK Daily Mail documented ties between Malik and the Red Mosque in Islamabad which is infamous for its links to violence.

The Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, chaired by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), reports that Islamic immigration to the US has grown sharply just over the five most recent years.  Counting all of the green cards issued to foreign nationals of predominantly Muslim countries between FY 2009 and FY 2013 alone, the subcommittee found that 680,000 individuals have been granted legal permanent residence in America. Since 2001, some 200,000 came from Pakistan, according to a report from Conservative Review. For example, AFP reported that Nadir Soofi, one of the gunmen who attacked a Texas venue hosting a contest to draw the Prophet Mohammed, was from an elite Pakistani school.

Hundreds of Pakistani terrorist fighters have moved to Afghanistan to join what the Washington Post reported this week as “the resurgent Taliban threat” where “the Taliban now holds more territory than in any year since 2001.” Breitbart News reports that in November six men--five Pakistani and one Afghani--were captured illegally entering the US from the Arizona border and were alleged to have terrorist ties. The “president” is currently preparing an executive action to bring in another 100,000 foreigners, including Pakistanis, who were previously restricted from obtaining green cards. All these programs and policies increase the chances of terrorism in the US. People will try to spin it in other ways, but as Christ said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” ​

12.31.15
How Daily Jot predictions 10 years ago stack up today


At the end of 2005, I wrote a Daily Jot entitled “The Year Ahead” looking at what could happen in the year 2006, a decade ago. When I look at what was happening then and what we are seeing today, I am taken back by how rapidly events that were on our radar ten years ago have shaped our culture today. Here is what the Lord was impressing upon me at the beginning of 2006, take a moment to compare it to what we are facing as we enter 2016: “Pundits take this time to apply their experience and knowledge to look forward at what they believe will be major occurrences throughout the new year. Prophetically, there are some profound challenges that may confront God’s children in 2006, testing our faith and action.

“Here in America, I think the new year will bring an intensification of the culture wars.  We will see in 2006 a major assault on marriage as pro-homosexual groups will continue to tear away at the fabric of traditional family institutions in hopes of redefining modern family and society.  America’s children will continue under attack—both in terms of values, but also physically.  Our children are at the heart of the culture war.  Satan’s strategy is to destroy this generation through murder, abortion, sexual promiscuity, moral relativism and by blurring the lines between Biblical truth and a one world religion.  Look too, for some major ministries to be tripped up because they are playing politics instead of following their first love.

“Internationally, we may well see a sharper division between the world and Israel.  China and Russia will continue to use military technology and weapons to peddle influence in the Middle East, destabilize the area and control its natural resources.  At the same time, these nations will attempt to expand their political power by using the Islamic nations as puppets in an onslaught against the only obstacle that stands as a roadblock to their goal of Middle East dominance—Israel as assisted by the United States.  Developments in Iran, Syria, and Iraq will come into clearer end time focus as the Northern half of Africa may begin to show how Libya and Ethiopia fit in the Ezekiel 38 prophecy.

“Most of these things in of themselves are major apocalyptic events that could be considered overwhelming. Our response as Christians, however, must not come from confusion or fear.  Ephesians 6:12-13 reminds us, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against power, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”  Our job is really as Christ commissioned us in Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”  May 2006 find us so obedient.” We have see the cause and effect of these events over the past decade. Let us not grow weary in our focus of what the Lord has commanded us to do.​

12.29.15
Don’t bite on satan’s bait


Everyone is trying to make sense of all the violence across the country. These things are not new, but they seem to be getting worse. For example in a Christmas Eve Jot in 2008, I recounted the headlines of how a newlywed husband, eager to see what his wife had gotten him for Christmas, peeked inside the wrapping. The wife was so enraged that she stabbed her husband six times with a kitchen knife.  A kitchen knife was also the weapon in New Jersey where a mother slashed her six year old son’s throat, then tried to commit suicide. In Detroit, a woman committed suicide after shooting her husband and family dog dead with the same gun. Today we have stories of terrorist events and murders--leading up to and through the holidays.

Fires, family fights, murders, suicides, terrorist events, drunk driving deaths, even natural deaths seem to be more prevalent during the holiday season.  People are stressed.  They are rushing about, busy with the getting of and doing things, that life itself seems to take a backstage. Then there is that one little thing—a child asking that silly question for the tenth time, or the husband coming home a tad bit late, or the wife not getting that little thing done—and “boom” everything blows up and lives are changed forever.  My household growing up was a wonderful place to be. But the only arguments I remember my parents having were during the holidays.  Some stupid thing would go wrong and not even a well-prepared Secretary of State could successfully intervene.

We lived at our farm that had been in the family for over 200 years.  And things were old and sometimes didn’t work well.  They didn’t work well especially during the holidays when large family and friend gatherings were about to occur.  One year, the well went dry just hours before my mother was to serve a meal to about 25 family members. She ordered a water truck to come fill the well. My dad said that the water would just run out of the well and that she just had to patiently wait for the water level to restore itself.  This led to World War III.  Mom was packing her bags and leaving this old farm house forever.  Well, my Dad’s patience with her saved the day, and a little help from a quick running spring gave us the water we needed.  All was well.

But the point is that during holidays that celebrate the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ, the spiritual enemy presses in and tries to steal the joy of the season.  Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief comes 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.”  Remember that satan wants to destroy anything that would honor Christ—your holidays, your home, your family, even you.  But Christ is a life giver.  He came that we might have life to its fullest measure.  So when those thoughts creep in that do not reflect the life-giving joy of Christ, cast them down before they become actions.  If you can’t seem to do that, call your pastor or a friend or 911.  Don’t take satan’s bait.​

12.28.15
The fires of Christmas past

Note: this is a repeat of a Jot from previous years, but it is oft requested...

As many of you know, I grew up on our family farm in Northeastern Ohio. It was part of a land grant in payment to my grandfather seven generations back for fighting in the Revolutionary War. At the time my grandfather sent two of his sons to claim the land, it was wilderness, the most western part of the new America, and most certainly Indian country. They had to carve out their inheritance while defending themselves and learning how to farm fertile, but rather low land. The house they built was a sturdy two room structure with a loft above, with two inch planks pegged together as walls and large beams, also pegged together, held the house up over the crude cellar. The house was added on to in 1840.

The entire farm was handed down from Wilson to Wilson from around 1800 till even today, when my son will take over the property. We all were raised on this farm since then. When my father went on to be with the Lord in 1989, my mother continued living at the farm until she was unable to do so and moved in to our Maryland home. During those times before, we would pack up the family and “go home” for Christmas. Sometimes, my mother didn’t make the best decisions at Christmas time, especially since it was my dad’s birthday, and the anniversary of his death was just a few days after my mother’s birthday, also in December. Mother, however, never wanted to admit that her decisions might not be the best.

We were finished opening presents and all the paper from the gifts was stuffed into a couple of trash bags. There was no garbage pick up at the farm. We burned everything in an old sawed-off 50 gallon drum out about 30 feet from the milk house. Now this drum was old and had charred and rusted down to about half its height. On this Christmas morning, the wind was blowing pretty hard and there was no snow on the ground. I protested that it was not a good idea to burn these wrappings, but mom insisted--she was a neat-kin to the max and didn’t want the trash in her house another second. So I reluctantly complied. I set the wrappings on fire and soon they blew all over the pasture, setting tiny fires as they landed.

These tiny fires grew into bigger fires and soon about half an acre of pasture was on fire with the wind shifting toward the barns. I was fighting the fire with a shovel and an old gunny sack while everyone else was in the house enjoying the morning, unaware of the fiasco outside. I finally prevailed over the fire. I came in the house with smokey clothes, smudges on my face, arms and hands, and my eyebrows were singed. My mother calmly sat across the kitchen table and without any hesitation said, “You shouldn’t have burned that trash with that wind blowing like it was.” Ephesians 6:2,3 says, “Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” That is, if you survive the fires <wink>.​

12.24.15
​In memory of a Christmas

 

There are a lot of terrible things going on right now in the world. But we are coming upon a time of the year when we as Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. We can choose to be impacted by the world around us in its dimly lit arena, or we can choose to let our light so shine. I choose the latter. I want to tell you a little about the Christmas’ that I had growing up on our family farm in Ohio. I was blessed to be born into a horse and cattle farm that has been in our family for some 200 years. And Christmas, especially Christmas Eve, was a wonderful time for our family. December 24 was my Dad’s birthday. And my Dad was well loved by his neighbors and friends, so we had a lot going on Christmas Eve.

I remember one special Christmas Eve. I must have been about four years old. The night was falling and the wind and snow were whipping across the barnyard, as we often were victims of the “lake effect” from Lake Erie in the southern most tip of the snow belt. The barn was cold when we turned on the lights and started climbing into the loft and throwing bales of hay down, putting the hay in the mangers, grain in the feed boxes and water in the buckets. Then the horses and cows were gathered in the barnyard, one by one we let them through the door and they automatically went to their stalls or stanchions. The barn warmed up and the animals contently eating was a comforting sound. 

We had dinner and went to church. I remember my brother Chuck carried me out of church that night. He was 14 years older than me and we were so very close. He was asking me whether I thought Santa had made it to the farm yet. And I was worried that it was so early on Christmas Eve that he had not--for we celebrated our family Christmas on Christmas Eve with my Dad’s birthday. Then he looked up at the moon and said, “See there...its Santa’s sleigh and his reindeer. Don’t you see them?” He was so convincing that I looked and looked, but couldn’t find them. But Chuck insisted that he had seen Santa Clause. We got home and sure enough there were wonderful presents under the tree.

We had a great family time that year, opening presents and enjoying one another. And afterwards, neighbors and friends started dropping by to wish my Dad happy birthday. Their kids and me were playing with my new farm set, and there was a lot of laughter and fun. Chuck was killed by a drunk driver a few years later. Dad passed in 1989. But the spirit of those two wonderful men lives on here and especially in heaven, and I am reminded of them every Christmas Eve--in the best of times or worst of times, they were the best of men. We have a Savior, Jesus Christ, who is with us in all times. And no matter the condition of the world, we can draw comfort in His promise in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” God Bless you and yours during this season.

12.23.15
A Miracle 


“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, the everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever.  The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”—Isaiah 9:6-7. This prophecy was written by Isaiah some 755 years before the birth of our savior Jesus Christ.  You know, the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ fulfilled over 300 prophecies.

In Lee Strobel’s book, “The Case for Christ,” he points out that the probability of just eight prophecies being fulfilled is one chance in one hundred million billion. Strobel then quotes mathematician Peter Stoner who calculated that the probability of fulfilling 48 prophecies was one chance in a trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion, trillion!  Think about the probability of fulfilling 332 prophecies.  But Jesus did just that.  One pastor I knew illustrated the point by saying that you could fill the entire state of Texas six foot deep in silver dollars and ask a blind man to find one special marked dollar and he would have about the same chances in finding it as a person fulfilling just 48 of these prophecies.

The prophecy of Isaiah, however, says that “The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”  How fantastic, the miracle of miracles performed by the ZEAL of the God.  I do not know the chances of a worldwide flood, but we have seen floods before and they are something we can comprehend.  I do not know the chances of changing water into wine, but we have seen that wine is a liquid made up of water and juice, so it is something we can understand.  I do not know the chances of a virgin birth, but we see children being born everyday, so perhaps that is possible.  But the Lord of Hosts wanted the world to know that His Son’s birth, life, death and resurrection was THE miracle, fulfilling over 300 prophecies given over a span of thousands of years.

I wonder how many people who celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ even know Him.  And while we spend time with family, exchange gifts, eat good food, feel the warmth and love around us, where ever we are at, let us take a moment and remember the miracle of Jesus Christ, that He was born into this world as performed by the ZEAL of the Lord of Hosts.  That “zeal” was for us, that we might have a way to spend eternity with God.  Jesus said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  No other religion has a God who loves us so.  Share Christ with someone today. ​

12.23.15 
US warned about Islamic immigration--9 years ago today


On December 22, 2006--nine years ago today--The Daily Jot wrote: “Virginia Republican Congressman Virgil Goode is in hot water with a few other congressmen and the radical Islamic civil rights group, Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).  In a letter to constituents concerned about the election of Islamic Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison from Minnesota, Goode wrote, “The Muslim representative from Minnesota was elected by the voters of that district and if American citizens don't wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran.”

“Goode further said, "I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped." In exercising his free speech and by saying what is on his mind, as American are supposed to do, Goode’s remarks are being slammed by some Democratic Congressman as “offensive” to the Muslim American community and CAIR has demanded an apology, saying “there can be no reasonable defense of such bigotry.”

“Of course, Ellison is not an illegal immigrant.  He converted to Islam in college.  And of course, not all illegal immigrants or immigrants in general are Muslim.  But Goode’s position, though roughly communicated, has merit.  The Islamic concept of government through Theocracy as spelled out in the Koran is incompatible with the American form of governing by a Constitutional Republic.  The Koran charges all followers of allah to conquer the infidels and put them to death or into submission.  The Islamic population growth in Europe, for example, is so extensive that many have predicted an Islamic takeover of Europe within 10 to 20 years.  If that happens, Europe will be run like any other Islamic state.

“Anyone who tries to sound a warning on this issue is labeled a bigot and his thoughts and speech are condemned by Islamic apologists who either do not see the danger to this country or they support Islam’s strategy...Congressman Goode, like any other American patriot, does not want to see the demise of his country at the hands of those whose beliefs cannot long coexist in a Constitutional Republic. In Jeremiah 51:14, the Lord says, “Surely I will fill you with men as with locusts and they shall lift up a shout against you.” This nation must beware of its enemies and Islam has declared itself as such.” That was nine years ago, About the only thing that changed is that Goode is no longer in office, and things have gotten worse.​

12.22.15
Of the White House, Persecution and Genocide


Christmas is only four days away.  It is a time, at least in America, when we still can celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ.  It is estimated that over 92 percent of Americans will celebrate Christmas in some form or another, even those who do not accept Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Most will be with family or friends.  Most will attend some form of church service.  Most will exchange gifts in the comfort of our homes or someone else’s house.  Most will break bread with loved ones and, even if it is brief, experience the love and the spirit of the birth of Christ. Christ was not likely born this time of the year, and many take exception to the commercialization of Christmas, but is a time to celebrate the Light of the world.

Certainly there has been a lot written this year about Islam being brought into Christmas.  The American Civil Liberties Union and its partners continue to press for their brand of separation of church and state.  They file suit against towns for wanting to display nativity scenes.  They file suit against schools for wanting to discuss Christmas or have Christmas decorations, sing Christmas songs or even exchange gifts.  ‘Haven’t seen any lawsuits when Islam is being portrayed during Christmas in public schools. This double standard has created a soft tyranny atmosphere in the United States where people are cautious to promote Christmas for fear of some sort of legal retaliation.  

Isn’t this how persecution starts?  Someone is offended here or there and suddenly an entire segment of the Christmas tradition is removed. In other places of the world, however, Christians want to celebrate Christmas. They may be exchanging smiles instead of gifts because any outward celebration of their Savior could result in their own death or incarceration. According to author and columnist Raymond Ibrahim, the White House is essentially ignoring the ongoing genocide of Christians around the world. Ibrahim wrote in a recent article, the “president’s” “officials argue that Christians “do not appear to meet the high bar set out int he genocide treaty” when describing victims.

This attitude has likely opened the door in the US for hostility against Christians and emboldened Islamists who are instructed by their holy book to kill Christians and Jews. Ibrahim reports that in August, for example, Portland, Maine Christian healthcare worker Freddy Akoa was beaten to death, his blood-spattered Bible found next to his body. Police refused to release details, but three Muslim Somali “refugees” were arrested and later found to be part of a terrorist group with ties to the Islamic State. This Christmas, let us not forget those who are persecuted here and abroad, for as Jesus said in Matthew 5:10, “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

12.18.15
Students to sing Muslim prayer at high school holiday concert


In September 2007, I wrote a Daily Jot about how Islam is using First Amendment guarantees of freedom of religion to eliminate and destroy the United States of America.The Muslim Brotherhood wrote a strategic plan for North America in May 1991. Submitted by the government as evidence in the Dallas, Texas Holy Land Foundation terror trial, the plan called for “civilization jihad” and “a mastery of the art of “coalitions,” the art of “absorption” and the principles of “cooperation.” This week, a Blaine, Minnesota high school will be singing the Islamic prayer Eid un Sa’Eid during its holiday concert. The words, include the repetition of “Allahu Akbar.” This reminds me of just how far the Muslim Brotherhood plan has been advanced. 

The plan, now 25 years into its implementation, identifies eight historical stages of development that the Muslim Brotherhood in America already had accomplished by the plan’s introduction in 1991.  They included the stages of 1) searching for self identity; 2) building the inner organization; 3) first phases of building mosques and Islamic centers; 4) first phases of building Islamic organizations; 5) first phases of building Islamic schools; 6) first phases of the overt Islamic movement; 7) first phases of openness to other Islamic movements; and 8) the second phase of reviving and establishing the Islamic organizations.

The plan calls for the establishment of Islamic Centers in every town in America which would serve as the “axis” of the Islamic movement and a “base” to “educate us, prepare us and supply our battalions in addition to being the “niche” to our prayers.”  The plan says, “This is in order for the Islamic Center to turn—in action not in words—into a seed for ‘a small Islamic society’ which is a reflection and a mirror to our central organizations…Thus the Islamic Center would turn into a place for study, family, battalion, course, seminar, visit, sport, school, social club, women gathering, kindergarten for male and female youngsters, the office of domestic political resolution, and the center for distributing our newspapers, magazines, books and our audio and visual tapes.”

The “heart and the core” of the plan is then to unite all Muslim organizations in America to complete the “settlement process.”  Rather than being a peaceful religion protected by the Constitution, Islam is a Trojan Horse religion set on performing in its own words a “Civilization Jihad” to eliminate and destroy America.  Resisting Islam in America should therefore not be constrained by religious freedom, but rather be unleashed as a duty of every American citizen in the name of national security.  Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” I don’t think there will be any Christian or Jewish prayers sung during Ramadan at an Islamic Center anytime soon.​

12.17.15
Congressional budget--more funds for the unjust


In the election a year ago in November, the American public sent a message to Congress: We do not want the tax and spend status quo. Apparently, the Congress didn’t listen. Even as House Speaker John Boehner resigned and Paul Ryan was elected, his first House omnibus appropriations bill continues to redistribute wealth by taking your hard earned money and giving it to others. The political gamesmanship with our money is beyond the pale of good taste. The government is growing bigger and more powerful, while the citizenry becomes further at risk--both physically because the government fails to see the domestic threat of Islam, and financially because the government is taking your money for bad use.

As the reports come in on the new government budget, we are seeing that the “president” got exactly what he wanted from establishment House Republicans. Funding for Planned Parenthood--after all that has been documented about this evil entity--remained. Apparently, the Democrats said they wouldn’t support the budget bill unless the abortion mill got its full fare, and the Republicans (who hold the majority) caved in. The Republicans in the House made it more difficult to repeal socialist healthcare; they funded the Administration’s hobby project on climate change through another fund, after all the Republican promises that they would dismantle socialist healthcare and not fund global warming. 

But wait, there’s more. This backroom budget deal is just getting started. The Washington Times reports, “the 233-page document moves away from deficit-cutting and embraces dozens of special tax breaks that presidential candidates in both parties had said they wanted to eliminate...Tax breaks on everything from racehorses and film productions to NASCAR racetracks to college tuitions and teachers’ out-of-pocket classroom expenses are covered in the massive deal.” Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Al), one of the few conservatives fighting the good fight, said, the people didn’t elect Congress “to line the pockets of special interests and big business. That’s not what we are here for.” But it’s what happened in the House.

Now where do the American people turn? The “president” and his party no longer hide their socialism and openly attack those who don’t agree with them. The Republican “opposition” hides behind Christianese and faux conservative rhetoric, but supports the Democratic socialism with impunity. Isaiah 59:9 says, “Therefore justice is far from us, neither does righteousness overtake us: we wait for light, but behold darkness; for brightness, but we walk in gloom.” But there is a place to turn for honest, hard working, common sense people. His name is Jesus Christ. For we know that he has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. Let us pray and act. As a nation, we need to repent. As a people, we need to pray and act that we not perish in the hands of these evil doers.​

12.16.15
Zeroing in on Islam in America


There are at least two, and maybe only two, presidential candidates who are tapping the brakes on mainstream political correctness when it comes to Islam, and neither of them have ever held any elective office. Donald Trump called for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US until the government had clarity on handling the threat posed by Islamists. In a September 15 policy statement, Dr. Ben Carson said, “Congress should immediately establish a war-time emergency visa and immigration policy; establish an emergency inter-agency task force to review all visa and immigration policies; and limit visitor visas to three months with mandatory check-ins for extensions no longer than three months.” 

In his 7-point plan, Carson also said the US should declare war on the Islamic State as well as have the State Department “designate the Muslim Brotherhood and other organizations that propagate or support Islamic terrorism as terrorist organizations, and fully investigate the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and a supporter of terrorism.” Carson and Trump are articulating what many Americans are saying in private conversations, but fear retribution in public. This sort of soft tyranny was evident in the recent terror attack in San Bernardino, where neighbors saw suspicious activity, but didn’t say anything for fear of being called racists or bigots. 

Carson said, “We can no longer dawdle while ISIS continues to persecute Christians, enslave young girls, oppress civil societies and perpetrate terrorist attacks against the free world. We must destroy their caliphate and prevent their terrorists from infiltrating our homeland. We must also secure our borders, identify radical Islamic extremism by name and root out its agents and collaborators in our own country.” Politicians and the mainstream news media are aghast at the response by Americans to the comments of Trump and Carson. Trump, for example, rose six points in the presidential polling and took a commanding lead among Republicans after calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the US.

No matter how much the other candidates are calling the remarks repulsive, bigoted, racist, Islamophobic or whatever, the American people do not seem to be buying it. It’s because leadership and the politically correct media have become so brainwashed by the anti-American crowd that they cannot see, or refuse to see, the perils of accepting Islam as a religion of peace when in reality every indicator demonstrates undeniably that Islam is a fascist military and political organization bent on overthrowing America. These are Isaiah 59:7 people, “Their feet run to evil, and they make hast to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.” At least two leaders are zeroing in on Islam in America. ​

12.15.15
Religious freedom vs fascist tyranny


For centuries, Islam has and is demonstrating that it is a fascist military/political system dressed in religious clothes. The Mission Islam website discloses that Islam divides nations into two houses: the Abode of Disbelief, where the supreme and political power is in the hands of the disbelievers, and the Abode of Islam, where the supreme law is Sharia and Muslims hold political power even if “the majority of the population are disbelievers, so long as the Muslims rule according to the Sharia.” There is no in-between. Islam’s holy book, its constitution, if you will, seeks to establish the Abode of Islam. The White House has been supporting the Abode of Islam since Arab Spring in 2010 at the expense of religious freedom.

In June 2012, CNSNews.com reported that the US State Department eliminated the section on religious freedom in its Human rights reports and did not cover the atrocities against Christians by Muslims in countries that the White House assisted in establishing “democracy” during the “Arab Spring.” America traditionally upheld religious freedom all around the world--that is, until this and the previous Administration began nation building in Islamic countries. The US insisted that religious freedom language was in the constitutions of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt and so on. The problem, however, is that these constitutions also carry language that establish Islam as the religion of the land. 

Islam, as an official religion, cannot co-exist with Christianity or Judaism by virtue of Islam’s ideology. Therefore, no matter the language on religious freedom, Islam, and all that it is, is the official system. All laws and religions must submit to Islam, which has practiced the systematic elimination of non-Islamic peoples. It is difficult to imagine that American policy would shift so far away from religious freedom, but that is what has happened. The resultant persecution against Christians in Afghanistan and Iraq, for example, caused the Christian church to go so far underground that the US State Department can’t find it--saying that Christian churches in those nations are a thing of the past. 

Another example in 2012 found Egyptian Coptic Christians being killed by the dozens, their homes and churches being burned, and Coptics were even prevented from voting according to news reports. Everywhere there was a change due to the US-supported Arab Spring, Sharia law, complete with harsh discrimination against Christians, was established. It appears that the American government policy--both domestically and internationally--has turned undeniably anti-Christian. Worse, American Christians still seem complacent about it. Complacency is next to death. Ephesians 6:19 exhorts: “And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I amy  open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.” Let us do so.​

12.14.15
“president” fulfilling Koranic command with Islamic immigration


Muslims who migrate or “immigrate” may be fulfilling a Koranic command to conduct jihad under the Islamic tradition of Hijrah. The Koran’s Surah An-Nisa verse 100, says, “Whoso migrateth for the cause of Allah will find much refuge and abundance in the earth, and whoso forsaketh his home, a fugitive unto Allah and His messenger, and death overtaketh him, his reward is then incumbent on Allah.” It then describes how to worship in such lands without abandoning weapons and then when worship is complete, verse 103 says to “Relent not in pursuit of the enemy (unbelievers in the land).” The US “president’s” immigration policy may well be supporting immigration jihad as it is interpreted from the Koran.

In September, FrontPage Magazine reported that, “Hijrah, or jihad by emigration, is, according to Islamic tradition, the migration or journey of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib, later renamed by him to Medina, in the year 622 CE. It was after the hijrah that Muhammad for the first time became not just a preacher of religious ideas, but a political and military leader. That was what occasioned his new “revelations” exhorting his followers to commit violence against unbelievers. Significantly, the Islamic calendar counts the hijrah, not Muhammad’s birth or the occasion of his first “revelation,” as the beginning of Islam, implying that Islam is not fully itself without a political and military component.”

Mission Islam explains hijrah slightly differently, saying that a Muslim living among disbelievers that will not allow complete Islamic freedom must migrate to a place where Sharia Law is practiced. In fact, it quotes verse 41 in Surah An-Nisa stating, “0 you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians as protectors, they are protectors of one another, whoever takes them as protectors is one of them.” Mission Islam divides the lands into two types, Abode of Disbelief and the Abode of Islam. In the Abode of Disbelief, the supreme and political power is in the hands of the disbelievers. In the Abode of Islam, the supreme law is Sharia and Muslims hold political power even if “the majority of the population are disbelievers, so long as the Muslims rule according to the Sharia.”

The implication of Hijrah is to migrate and conquer as supported by both Muhammad’s example and in reading the context of the Koran’s Surah An-Nisa. Certainly, the history of Islam also confirms the meaning of Hijrah. The US “president” and the politically correct “leaders” in both political parties are allowing this migration with intent under the guise of religious freedom and the heartstrings of refugee tales. This is not about religion, but about overthrow of America with America’s elected leaders as accomplices. Jesus’s very first warning to his disciples about the end times is found in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” This deception by the “president” is deadly. Pray, act, and stand.​

12.11.15 
Our prophetic strategy to the war with Islam


The “president” says we are not at war with Islam. Trouble is, when Islam has declared war on the US--not just the political body of the United States--but you and me as citizens, we are at war. Whether the “president” wants to continue his charade about definitions for Constitutional purposes--that is, not being charged with treason for aiding and abetting the enemy during time of war--is in material. Islam is killing us, plotting to kill us, and has plans to take over our country. The “president” and members of both political parties are assisting Islam by allowing terrorists entry because of religious freedom and as refugees. We--you and me--must stand as prophetic people with a prophetic strategy to win this war. 

There are three fronts to this war. One front is Muslims killing Americans on America soil, so that is a violent front. We need to defend ourselves in these cases. There are two other fronts where we must fight--political and spiritual. The political front is standing firm that Islam, by its history, is a radical, anti-democracy cult hiding behind false religion aimed at overthrowing governments. We need to educate every politician, every one we know, about the 1952 Immigration law prohibiting entry of those with an ideology that seek to overthrow our government. We must impress aggressively that this law must be upheld as those confessing the Koran, by its own conviction, would be prohibited.

Now the really hard part--the spiritual. As Christians, we are called to make disciples. No matter how unappealing it is, we should take Christ to the Muslims in the US, and, where we can, influence them in other parts of the world. This really means, creating relationships--not submitting to--but demonstrating Christ where possible. The Daily Jot’s experience with evangelizing Muslims is that success is found in relationships. This is not to say “cast your pearls before swine,” but rather judiciously discern who you approach and then demonstrate the love of Christ. Islam is devoid of God’s love. The desire of men’s hearts is to be loved. Proverbs 10:12 says, “Hatred stirs up strifes: but love covers all sins.” 

Remember that there are many Muslims, like many Christians, who do not read their holy books. They only know what they are told. As we know, sometimes what is taught from the pulpit is not what the scriptures really say. Perhaps, some Muslims would be appalled that their holy book commands them to kill those who do not believe as they do. But to get to that point with them, you have to have relationship. This is what we have learned in West Africa reaching out to Muslims. To summarize, we must hold our leaders accountable to the law AND we need to do what Christ commanded us to do. Some may be called to one, some to the other, but as a prophetic people we are all called first to Christ. Let us do so with great resolve. Physical and spiritual lives depend upon it.

12.10.15
Living water for those who thirst

 
On a trip to Ghana, West Africa a few years ago, we were driving along to find some kids playing in a filthy, mirky gathering of water. It was the same water that the nomad Fulani tribesmen (associated with the Islamic terror group Boko Haram) had driven their cattle through. It was the same water that local villagers drew from for drinking and cooking. Most of us wouldn’t put our hand in it, let alone wade in it or play in it, let alone drink it. But this is every day life for some in the rural areas of Ghana. It is where The Daily Jot reaches out with its ministry partner Redeem West Africa to bring the gospel along with food and clothing as an alternative to the fast growing Muslim population in the area. 

Last year, we distributed water purification kits to rural villages in response to the Ebola breakout that threatened the area. This project was very successful and received government accolades for helping abate the problem. This year, we have been working on a new project--a well to provide potable water to a rural area. You see, This teeming mass of needy rural folks, forming 70% of the nation's population of some 27 million, lives on daily basis without running water. For most, mainly women and children, the day begins with a trek of several miles in search of water for survival. They carry whatever they can, irrespective of its unwholesomeness, in huge containers balanced artistically on their head.

William Agbeti, our ministry partner in Ghana for 23 years, writes: “The few water bodies they can utilize as sources of drinking water have multiple uses and multiple users.These water bodies are used by both animals and humans, and for both laundry (items are washed directly in the waters) and for swimming. In most areas, Fulani herdsmen drive their cattle right into the water bodies to quench the thirst of the animals; and nobody has the guts to stop them. Any opposition to their inhuman acts can easily lead to instant loss of lives! The situation gives rise to water-borne diseases and preventable deaths from contaminated water; not excepting rape of women and kidnapping of children along the way.”

We have worked together to drill a well 370 feet deep that will provide enough clean water for folks miles around. The water flow is strong and it meets all but two of the purity requirements of the World Health Organization and the Ghana government. Already news of the well has caused families to line up and wait for the water. Trouble is, we have to install a commercial reverse osmosis filtering system to meet the government requirements. We need your assistance for this project. Our plan is to give water to the needy as a ministry outreach and offset the cost of operation by selling to commercial interests. 

For each drop, cup or gallon of water we give out to those most in need, including Muslims, we will be doing so in Jesus' name--to show and practically express the love of God. 

Would you please join us to accomplish this divine mission? As God says in Isaiah 41:17: "When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst"--like it is happening in rural and even in most parts of urban and suburban Ghana today,--"I the God of Israel will not forsake them." Thanks to your partnership with us in this rural area, clean water will be given in the name of Jesus to the satisfaction of both physical and spiritual thirst.

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We appreciate you and your devotion to the Lord. Thank you for standing with us because together. Thanks to your gift, we will be able to extend the basic need for life to those in rural Ghana in the name of Christ.​​

12.9.15
Trump remarks expose lack of common sense


All the candidates for president in both parties, plus the “president,” have expressed dismay and disgust over presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s assertion that Muslims should be banned entry to the United States, as he said, "Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life." This is not hate speech. Nor is it religious discrimination. It is common sense. Illegal immigration has raised crime in this nation. Islamic immigration has increased terrorist attacks in the United States. These are facts. Ideology means something. 

In the 1950s, America was under the threat of communism. Communists were infiltrating all aspects of our society in a KGB-led brainwashing strategy referred to as ideological subversion. In an interview with Edward Griffin of the John Birch Society in 1984, former KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov, who defected from the Soviet Union in 1970, said the Soviet Union already had infiltrated left-leaning people in the news media, the entertainment industry, politics, business, education and religion with this brainwashing strategy. Its goal was to change the perception of reality of every American so “no one is able to come to sensible conclusions” to defend themselves, their families, their community, or their country.

Here we are more than a half a century later and we still have a fascist/Marxist threat to America--this time it is in the form of Islam rather than the Soviet Union--but do not be deceived, former “Soviets” are very likely involved. The big difference with this threat is that the ideological subversion strategy has taken root and has grown. We have become a people whose media, politicians, entertainment, education, religion and so on, not only cannot make a decision to defend themselves, they believe it is the right thing to submit to fascism rather than call it out. Trump is calling it out. In his crude and seemingly uninformed way, he is saying that we cannot allow entry to America an ideology that seeks to destroy us.

The Koran, as backed by the very history of Islam, makes the intent of Islam clear. Islamic religion facilitates fascist ends. For YHVH God and allah to be the same, this “god” would be schizophrenic and contradictory. One is of love and salvation; the other is of fear and destruction. Yes, there are many deceived Muslims who neither understand nor abide by the death commandments of the Koran--Christians need to reach out to them with the light of Christ. But Islam as a whole is death to America and its citizens. This religion requires submission to its form of government. That means overthrowing free societies. It means if we want to live freely, Islam cannot be allowed. We need to come to sensible conclusions. As Ephesians 5:15 admonishes: “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise.”​

12.9.15 
“Trump” ing Islam at America’s doorstep


Presidential candidate Donald Trump Monday called “for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.” Trump cited a Pew Research poll in his news release that indicated 25% of the Muslim population agreed that violence against Americans in the US is justified as part of the global jihad and 51% agreed that Muslims in America should have the choice of being governed according to Shariah. Almost immediately, Trump drew criticism from Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio, calling his remarks offensive, reprehensible, outlandish and divisive. But in reality, Trump is in alignment with US immigration law. 

The Immigration and Nationality Act. passed June 27, 1952 and became Public Law 414, states in Chapter 2 Section 212 the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.” It also prohibits the entry of Aliens who are members of or affiliated with any organization that advocates or teaches, the overthrow by force, violence, or other unconstitutional means of the US or of all forms of law, and Aliens who publish, circulate and distribute materials teaching or advocating the overthrow by force, violence or other unconstitutional means of the US Government or of all forms of law.

This by its very definition would rule out Islamic immigration to the US, but this law is being ignored by the White House and by presidential candidates who think it divisive and reprehensible to ban the entry of those whose ideology is Islamic. All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. This is not religious discrimination because Islam, disguised as a religion, seeks to bring all people under submission to Sharia. It is in their Constitution, the Koran, which commands Islamists to conduct violence against or to kill those who do not submit to allah and the prophet--at least 109 times, in context. 

Trump pointed out that Islam’s hatred for America is “beyond comprehension.” He stated, "Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life." The current “president” has seeded America with hundreds of thousands of such people. Galatians 6:7 says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” The crop is growing. When it reaches harvest, America will rue the day it elected this “president” and the politically correct cowards that support his way of thinking. Irrespective of what you think about Trump, he is absolutely in alignment with US law and the right to self defense on this issue. 

12.7.15 
The “president’” raises more questions than answers


The US “president” spent 13 minutes between a reception for movie stars and the Kennedy Center Honors performance to tell Americans that Muslims aren’t the problem with terrorist attacks, that we are not at war with Islam, and that his Administration would continue doing the same things it is already doing to fight terrorism, but is expecting better results. He spent nearly 25% of his speech telling America that Muslims were not the problem, but rather the solution to defeat Islam. He said, “If we’re to succeed in defeating terrorism we must enlist Muslim communities as some of our strongest allies, rather than push them away through suspicion and hate.” But how does a Muslim fight against his own beliefs?

The “president” says Muslims are radicalized by “embracing a perverted interpretation of Islam that calls for war against America and the West.” The Koran, however, Islam’s holy book, instructs Muslims to kill, maim, and subdue infidels in some 109 verses such as Surah 2.191 “And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have Turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter,” and Surah 8.012, “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers: I will instill terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them." Why would this “president,” born and raised a Muslim, deny that Islam instructs every Muslim to do such?

According to the Heritage Foundation, lethal terrorist attacks against Americans have increased fourfold during this “president’s” term compared with the previous Administration. Except for gun control, the “president” proposed nothing new in his address. He said he would continue to partner with Muslims to defeat Muslims, continue to provide training and equipment to “tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian forces,” and crack down on visa requirements in the US. But arming and training these Muslims is what strengthened the Islamic State with terrorists using our weapons. And why has this “president” reduced visa requirements, which allowed the very terrorist in the San Bernardino attack to come to the US?

Breitbart reports that since the “president” took office, “the number of visas issued per year to non-friendly, non-waiver residents has jumped by over 50 percent to 9,932,480 last year. The fastest-growing sector of the program is the “Fiancé Visa” program, known as “K-1,” which jumped from 30,290 in 2013 to 41,488 in 2014. San Bernardino terrorist Tashfeen Malik was one of them.” The “president’s” partnering with Muslims also is extremely dangerous. For example, the Free Beacon reports that Rep. Stephen Lynch (D, Ma) announced that a recent congressional investigation found that at least 72 people working at DHS also “were on the terrorist watch list.”  Why are there potential terrorists working at DHS?

These are questions that must be asked. From listening to the “president’s” address, one could conclude that this “president” is in collusion with Islamic forces that wish to conquer the US and he is just trying to keep Americans calm long enough for full blown war to occur on our soil. 2 Timothy 3:1 says that “in the last days perilous times will come” and in verse 13, “...evil men and seducers shall wax wore and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” These are indeed perilous times. ​

 

12.4.15
A prophetic word--New American Civil War


On June 6, 2009, in his first foreign policy speech from Cairo, Egypt, the “president” said, “I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear...In Ankara, I made clear that America is not -and never will be- at war with Islam.” This “president” has kept his word at the expense of the safety of all Americans. He has fought against stereotypes of Islam and has done very little to defend Americans against an Islam that is at war with America. He has used time tested Islamic Marxist strategies to divide people by class, skin color, and religion to create a steamy cauldron of a new American Civil War with Islam as its catalyst.

While the “president” keeps saying that the US is not at war with Islam, and that he wants to defend Americans against extremism (more likely meaning Christianity), his actions fall far short of his words. He has opened the floodgates of Islamic invasion through welcoming so-called “refugees” of a war perpetrated by the Islamic State and other Muslim Brotherhood (MB)-supported terrorist groups that the “president” has aided and abetted. Among these “refugees” are terrorists whose aim is to make war on America--not on the American military, but on you and your family. No amount of government vetting is able to accurately ascertain the hearts of Islamic tares among them--either, past, current or present. 

This Civil War is a cauldron of a lethal mix of communists, racial hatred, anarchists and Islamists. The deadly spills seep over the edges, as unwise political solutions are added to bring the pot to a slow, but steady boil. There are no uniformed soldiers. There is no specific attack on the military. This is about breaking the will of law abiding, God fearing men, women and children to bring them into submission to a tyrannical system. They prey on the innocent and unsuspecting. They feast on death and are nourished on the destruction of their own. The MB stated plan (General Strategic Goal In North America 5/22/1991) is to unite those who believe in their work of destroying America from within. Then rule over them.

These are times when we must, as Jesus said in Matthew 10:16, “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” We have a mission to preach the gospel to every creature and to make disciples. We also must overcome evil with good. As Ephesians 6:11 advises, we must, “Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.” And having done all, stand. Being a Christian in this New American Civil War is not for the weak at heart. The opportunity to speak Christ and show Christianity is great. Balance it with wisdom and discernment. Pray for God’s protection and act to protect yourself.

12.3.15
Only you can protect your life


No terrorism here. Look the other way. But we do have to ban guns--That’s essentially the response of the White House to the mass murders by two devout Muslims in San Bernardino Wednesday. The NY Daily News reports: “As California county workers mingled Wednesday morning at a holiday banquet...The merciless masked killers, in matching military garb and body armor, executed 14 helpless victims and wounded 17 more at the Inland Regional Center in a lightning strike sparked by either a simple dispute--or terrorism, authorities said...Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27,— were gunned down four hours later and 2 miles away...” This is the future because of the foolishness of our leaders.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations in a news release said, “We condemn this horrific and revolting attack and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed or injured...The Muslim community stands shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Americans in repudiating any twisted mindset that would claim to justify such sickening acts of violence.” A family member of one of the shooters expressed shock at a CAIR news conference. The twisted mindset, however, emanates from the Koran, which repeatedly instructs followers of Islam to kill infidels. While it is a nice gesture for CAIR to issue such statements of condemnation, it is scant window-dressing and propaganda.

Islamic State (IS) activists were less diplomatic. Vocativ web analysts found IS posts on web forums where Islamists frequently share information, reporting, “ISIS extremists began celebrating the mass shooting in San Bernardino hours after the massacre, creating the hashtag #America_Burning...The Islamic State, however, did not take credit for the shootings in the ghoulish postings...” Postings included: “Three lions made us proud. They are still alive,”...“California streets are full with soldiers with heavy weapons. The Unites States is burning #America_Burning #Takbir”...“God is great and he the one to be praised for that,...This is hell with god’s will...“May god spread fear in the homes of the Crusaders.””

There is a pattern when Muslims do their dirty deeds--Islamists attack innocents in areas where there are no guns allowed; the “president” ignores Islamic involvement and targets gun owners; CAIR comes out and denounces it; Muslim family members express shock that their devout son or daughter would do such a thing; and the political correct cycle goes into full swing. Make no mistake: Only you can protect your own life. As Jesus told his disciples in Luke 22:36 before his betrayal in Gethsemane, “...and he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” He wasn’t instructing murders, but rather self defense. More of these attacks are going to happen. Many innocents will die. The government cannot protect you, neither can police. You must take measures to protect yourself and your family, and be able to do so.​

12.3.15
The “president’s” sordid connection to the Islamic State


The Washington Post’s lead story December 1 was about how the US is supplying military aid to the Islamic State (IS). The Post reports: “Iraqi fighters say they have all seen the videos purportedly showing U.S. helicopters airdropping weapons to the militants, and many claim they have friends and relatives who have witnessed similar instances of collusion. Ordinary people also have seen the videos, heard the stories and reached the same conclusion...The United States is supporting the Islamic State...” This is not really news. The US “president” was complicit in the birth of the IS.

In September 2013, the UK Telegraph reported that Senator John McCain (R-Az) received assurances from the US “president” that a 50-man cell, “believed to have been trained by US special forces in Jordan,” was deploying into Syria. The news story also stated, “Congressional opposition delayed the plan for several weeks and rebel commanders publicly complained the US was still doing nothing to match the Russian-made firepower of the Assad regime. Mr. McCain has been a chief critic of the White House’s reluctance to become involved in Syria and has long demanded that [the president] provide the rebels with arms needed to overthrow the regime.”

In June 2014, Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily, whose sources in the Middle East have consistently provided solid information, reported that Jordanian officials said “dozens of ISIS members were trained at the time as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The Jordanian officials said all ISIS members who received U.S. training to fight in Syria were first vetted for any links to extremist groups like al-Qaida.” This account was confirmed independently by Der Spiegel and the UK Guardian. Released in 2009 by the US “president’s” closing of an Iraqi prison, the IS leader Abu Duaa, now known as Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, transformed al Qaeda in Iraq into the Islamic State.

While the Post downplays the US connection to IS, quoting Col. Steve Warren, the US Baghdad military spokesman, who said, “It’s beyond ridiculous. There’s no one in the West who buys it, but unfortunately, this is something that a segment of the Iraqi population believes.” No amount of propaganda can cover the trail of the “president’s” support for the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to overthrow secular governments in Northern Africa and the Middle East and replace them with Islamic Sharia rule. The IS was formed to help overthrow Syria’s Bashar Assad. And it is very likely that the US helped start it. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other Arab states also support the IS as a counterbalance to Iran, despite what it has grown to be. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” This is true.​

12.1.15
“president’s” Planned Parenthood hypocrisy


This guy just takes the cake! Thanksgiving week, he compares Islamic refugees who seek to colonize America to the Pilgrims who fled religious persecution in England. Then he uses the shootings at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado to advance his political agenda of banning guns. The US “president” certainly has a warped viewpoint of history, what is right and wrong, and even of reality. He said, “The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays or any day, is comfort the families of people killed by gun violence.” True. Yet it isn’t “gun violence” that is doing the killing. It is people who use guns to kill. We should try banning from society these criminals that use guns to kill people. 

In the American cities where gun control is the most strict, crimes using guns are the highest. Disarming law abiding citizens makes way for armed criminals. Also, the so-called immigrants are a problem. Justice Department statistics indicate that in 2009 criminal illegal aliens in federal prisons increased 7 percent since 2005 with a 35 percent increase in state and local jails since 2003. GAO estimates that illegal aliens had an average of 7 arrests, primarily for immigration and drug offenses, costing $1.6 billion a year from 2005 through 2009 (latest statistics available). Islamic “refugee” arrests for terrorism plots are rising dramatically, according to information compiled by Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Al). 

Unfortunately, this White House believes it is Christians, not Islamic refugee colonists or criminal immigrants from Mexico, who are the most dangerous to society. An April 7, 2009 DHS document--the first major public document released by the current administration--profiled Christians: “Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups)...It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.” The report discusses how these folks are buying ammo and guns in anticipation of gun controls.

When an abortion clinic is attacked, this White House and the media believe it must be those hate oriented Christian pro-lifers. Remember when the gay activist shot up the Family Research Council foyer because it was called a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center? The liberals downplayed a political agenda. Nothing to see here. But when a lunatic shoots up a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, it is implied that every Christian American is at fault. The Bible instructs Christians not to murder. We condemn it. Yet this “president” and his minions label us as hate mongers and instigators, all the while defending infanticide, illegal immigration, and the “peaceful religion.” Romans 14:16 says, “Let not then your good be evil spoken of.” Stand up. Speak back, and do so boldly.

11.30.15

Planned Parenthood attack

The “president” wasted no time in turning a tragic event at a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic into a gun grab. Once again, there is little or no expression of sympathy over the victims, but rather a constant diatribe against guns. This is the typical leftist response blaming an inanimate object for the wicked acts of mankind. The act of killing babies in the womb is murderous and deplorable. Yet the government uses your tax money to fund Planned Parenthood, the most efficient infanticide machine on earth. The act of killing people at an abortion clinic is also murderous and deplorable. Two wrongs don’t make it right. Guns, however, are not the problem. It is the sinful nature of man that causes him to chooses death.

There is certainly no talk by the “president” of banning instruments used for abortions, which have left over 57 million American babies dead--some 7 million of them under the current “president’s” reign of womb terror. Life begins at conception. The law states that if a pregnant woman is murdered and the baby dies, it is charged as a double homicide. On one hand the law protects the unborn, on the other hand it gives the unborn no protection whatsoever. Some 17 million Black babies have ended because of abortions. If Black Lives Matter really cared about Black lives, it would be campaigning against abortion. Blacks represent 13% of the US population, but receive 30% of the abortions. 

 

Despite media denials, there have been Planned Parenthood officials caught on camera discussing the selling of aborted baby’s body parts. Former Planned Parenthood officials have admitted to giving teen aged girls the lowest dosage birth control pills in an effort to increase the number of abortions. These are some of the dirty little secrets of the Planned Parenthood death machine that is supported by the US Government, your hard earned tax dollars and by no law in the US. This atrocity came about by Supreme Court activism in 1973 that twisted the Constitution to “legalize” abortion. The entire industry is a sordid and sinful mark on America. 

Terrorist attacks on the people in abortion clinics should never be condoned. But abortion clinics should be shut down. And there is no moral high ground or nobility in those who perform or assist in performing abortions. They are public outcasts and murderers protected by the Supreme Court and politicians who will not stand against this infanticide. Who shall stand for those who have no voice and cannot protect themselves in the place that was once known as “safe as a mother’s womb”? As the Lord said in Deuteronomy 30:19, “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live.” Choose life. 

11.27.15
“president’s” Thanksgiving address is offensive


The occupant of the Oval Office compared the Syrian “refugees” to the Pilgrims on the Mayflower in his Thanksgiving address to America. This is offensive. The Pilgrims came to this land because they were being persecuted by the Church of England for their religious beliefs. The Syrians are being resettled in America because their native country is in a Muslim civil war between a secular Shiite regime and Sunni terrorists. Nearly half the Pilgrims died the first winter as they exercised freedom of religion on the North American continent. To the so-called “refugees,” freedom of religion is Americans submitting to and welcoming their death cult, where members die trying to kill innocent civilians.

In a not-so-veiled attempt to use Thanksgiving as a way to advance his Islamic colonization program in America, the “president” said in his weekly address, “Nearly four centuries after the Mayflower set sail, the world is still full of pilgrims -- men and women who want nothing more than the chance for a safer, better future for themselves and their families.” He said, “And I've been touched by the generosity of the Americans who've written me letters and emails in recent weeks, offering to open their homes to refugees fleeing the brutality of ISIL.” The truth of the matter is that these “refugees” are not really refugees, they are being resettled. The true refugees are the Christians in Syria who have no place to go except to fight, submit or die. They are not being allowed entry into the US.

The NY Police Department employed state of the art security measures to protect Americans from these Islamists during the Thanksgiving Day parade. The Times reports that John J. Miller, NYPD’s deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism says what the department has learned from attacks in Paris affirmed its approach to counterterrorism: “The first thing you see from Paris is these are people who included foreign fighters, who are hardened, trained and experienced. They weren’t gathered up by Twitter chats, online, in Paris; they were sent there with a specific task and targets, likely from ISIS command and control, and it was a well-organized plot.”

Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions Tuesday released a list of 12 vetted “refugees” who were arrested this year because they promptly joined jihadi plots to attack the US. Yet the “president” lectures in his Thanksgiving address that: “Now, people should remember that no refugee can enter our borders until they undergo the highest security checks of anyone traveling to the United States.” The “president’s” Islamic colonization program for America is hand in glove with his foreign policy partner the Muslim Brotherhood’s plan to take over North America. This alone is a threat to national security. To use the Mayflower Pilgrims to justify it is over the top offensive. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Deception is the “president’s” stock and trade.​

11.25.15

The Mayflower Compact
“What our forefathers with so much difficulty secured, do not basely relinquish.” These are the words translated from Latin that are etched on the gravestone of William Bradford, governor of the Massachusetts Colony, co-writer of the Mayflower Compact, inventor of the free market system, and my grandfather 13 generations removed. Bradford is often remembered for being one of the Pilgrims who survived their first winter in the new America. He is one of the brave men and women who endured such great hardship to help make this nation what it is—a beacon of religious and economic freedom blessed in covenant with God. And unto his death his gravestone warns us not to basely relinquish these liberties.

 The Mayflower Compact is a covenant with God, dedicating this land now called the United States of America to the advancement of the Christian faith. The Compact declares, “IN THE NAME OF GOD, AMEN. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honor of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the first Colony in the northern Parts of Virginia;

 “Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually, in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid: And by Virtue hereof do enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general Good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.”  With these words, 41 men agreed to govern in submission and obedience to God.

 As anyone can see, these were men and women dedicated to establishing a land for the advancement of the Christian faith and they set themselves apart bringing all they had and all they claimed in covenant with God. And it was not just for their time on earth, but as what was written on Bradford’s grave, the covenant and their subsequent sacrifices were not to be relinquished. As America embraces socialism and human secularism, let us remember that only 41 men began a nation with their signatures. There are more of us today that are citizens of the Kingdom of God, and we can reclaim what our forefathers with so much difficulty secured. Jesus said in Matthew 19:26, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” Let us give thanks.​

11.24.15
Thanksgiving Heritage


Note: I want to share with you some of my heritage which has become part of the heritage of America. My grandfather 13 generations back was William Bradford, co-writer of the Mayflower Compact, inventor of the free market system, and governor of the Plymouth colony for over 30 years. I would like to share some insights of and from his writings in “Of Plymouth Plantation.”

In the days leading up to the first “Thanksgiving” of the Pilgrims, they had dispatched a group of ten men to “explore the bay and trade with the natives.” They were guided by the English speaking Squanto, who also served as an interpreter. When the men returned, they were very impressed with the land around the bay and wished they could have settled there instead of Cape Cod. William Bradford, wrote however, “But it seems that the Lord, Who assigns to all men the bounds of their habitations, had appointed it for another use. And thus they found the Lord to be with them in all their ways, and to bless their outgoings and incomings, for which let His holy name have the praise forever, to all posterity.”

This “Thanksgiving” to the Lord offered by Bradford in his history “Of Plymouth Plantation” indicates that Jesus was at the center of his thoughts about all things--even the land they were allocated by God to begin their colony. It also forebears testimony to the very positive Christian witness and relations the Pilgrims maintained with the Indians. This comment was followed immediately by Bradford’s account of the harvest in October 1621. Bradford writes,”Each person had about a peck of meal a week, or now since harvest, Indian corn in that proportion; and afterwards many wrote at length about their plenty to their friends in England--not feigned but true reports.”

One of those true reports is found in “Mourt’s Relation” by Pilgrim Edward Winslow--the only account of the first “Thanksgiving.” Winslow writes: "our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together, after we had gathered the fruits of our labors...at which time amongst other recreations, we exercised our Arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoyt, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the Plantation and bestowed on our Governor, and upon the Captain and others.” 

Winslow concluded, “And although it be not always so plentiful, as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want, that we often wish you partakers of our plenty." Thanks to the godly men and women who came before us, even in our decline we remain blessed more than any other nation on earth. Jeremiah 4:2 says that if God’s people return to Him, “And thou shalt swear, The Lord liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in Him, and in Him shall they glory.” This is a promise to the nations. So today, as should be our practice each day, may you have a Psalm 103:2 day, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.”​

​11.23.15
Preparing for Thanksgiving


Across the United States, Americans are preparing for the holiday of Thanksgiving, except that many do not know exactly why we celebrate this wonderful day, and many others believe it is a day of sorrow.  Anything in American culture that would portray people in a reverent and humble position toward God Almighty is subject to criticism and Thanksgiving is not exempt.  Every year, the godless seek to chip away at the history of this blessed holiday that reminds us as a nation of our roots in thanking God for His many benefits.  For example, in 2007 the Seattle Public School system attacked Thanksgiving by instructing its staff to deconstruct Thanksgiving by using a bitter account by a native American advocacy group.

In a letter to Seattle Public School staff, Caprice D. Hollins, the Director of Equity, Race and Learning Support, along with two representatives of Native American Education, directed the staff to the Oyate Web page entitled “Deconstructing the Myths of the First Thanksgiving.”  The letter says the website “offers suggestions on ways to be sensitive of diverse experiences and perspectives and still make the holiday meaningful for all students. Here you will discover ways to help you and your students think critically, and find resources where you can learn about Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective. Eleven myths are identified about Thanksgiving, take a look at #11 and begin your own deconstruction.”

This 2007 website and it’s 11 so-called “myths” hardly documented anything from the true historic account of the Plymouth Plantation, written by Mayflower passenger William Bradford, who is considered the nation’s first historian. The myths were a collection of bitter politically correct drivel.  Myth number 11 recounted as fact: “For many Indian people, “Thanksgiving” is a time of mourning, of remembering how a gift of generosity was rewarded by theft of land and seed corn, extermination of many from disease and gun, and near total destruction of many more from forced assimilation. As currently celebrated in this country, “Thanksgiving” is a bitter reminder of 500 years of betrayal returned for friendship.”

In “Of Plymouth Plantation,” Bradford writes of how the Indians stole tools from the settlers and after an English speaking Indian named Samoset came to their camp, they became friends, the tools were returned and “With him, after friendly entertainment and some gifts, they made a peace which has now continued for twenty-four years.”  The peace agreement set forth how the Pilgrims and the Indians would help and protect each other by living in peace.  The bitter politically correct crowd has it wrong.  The first Thanksgiving, as it was then and is today, is a 1 Chronicles 16:34 day, “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever.”   And don’t let the lies of deceivers spoil it.  ​

11.20.15
​Islam, by law, is prohibited from US immigration


The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States. That act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of Aliens to the US and remains in effect today. Among the many issues it covers, one in particular, found in Chapter 2 Section 212, is the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.” This, by its very definition, rules out Islamic immigration to the United States, but this law is being ignored by the White House. 

The laws prohibits entry of “Aliens who the consular officer or the Attorney General knows or has reason to believe seek to enter the United States solely, principally, or incidentally to engage in activities which would be prejudicial to the public interest, or endanger the welfare, safety, or security of the United States.” It also prohibits the entry of Aliens who are members of or affiliated with any organization that advocates or teaches, the overthrow by force, violence, or other unconstitutional means of the US or of all forms of law, and Aliens who publish, circulate and distribute materials teaching or advocating the overthrow by force, violence or other unconstitutional means of the US Government or of all forms of law. 

Islamic immigration to the US would be prohibited under this law because the Koran, Sharia Law and the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam, which is antithetical to the US government, the Constitution, and to the Republic. All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. Now the political correct crowd would say that Islamists cannot be prohibited from entering the US because Islam is a religion. Whether it is a religion is immaterial because the law states that Aliens who are affiliated with any “organization” that advocates the overthrow of our government are prohibited. It also prohibits those who distribute literature that advocates the overthrow of our country, which would include the Koran. 

 

In fact, there are many verses in the Koran that command Islamists to kill those who do not submit to allah and the prophet. If Congress so desired to hold the White House accountable to the current immigration of refugees (which also must comply with the law), it has the Immigration and Nationality Act to cite. The Administration is breaking that law. The question is “does Congress have the political will to do something about it?” Or shall we be a nation like that in Isaiah 59:14 where, “justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” I think you know the answer, at least for now. But there are a handful of Congressmen who are studying this. Pray.
 

11.19.15
The duty of self defense


A new Islamic State video is pointing toward New York City as a terrorist target. The New York Post reports: “The images of New York City are spliced between disturbing clips of suicide bombers preparing for attacks. A fighter also holds a grenade, pulling the trigger as the camera cuts to black. French President Francois Hollande then appears on screen, giving an address just after the Paris attacks. At the end of his speech, he says, “it’s horrible.” Then words flash on the screen, saying, “And what’s coming next will be far worse and more bitter.”” But this is not all, as the US government is exacerbating the problem by willfully resettling Islamic refugees in America, despite huge pushback from politicians and citizens alike.

ABC News reports: “Of the 31 states that have declared their opposition to taking in Syrian refugees, one state, Kentucky, has a specific reason to be wary of the background check process: previously two Iraqi refugees who settled in Bowling Green turned out to be al Qeda-linked terrorists with the blood of American soldiers on their hands, an ABC News investigation found. Both pleaded guilty to terror-connected charges after trying to acquire heavy weapons while in America’s heartland....in 2013, several dozen other suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some who were believed to have targeted US troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to the US as Iraq and Afghanistan War refugees.”

Breitbart News reports: “Two federal agents operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are claiming that eight Syrian illegal aliens attempted to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo Sector. The federal agents spoke with Breitbart Texas on the condition of anonymity, however, a local president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) confirmed that Laredo Border Patrol agents have been officially contacting the organization with concerns over reports from other federal agents about Syrians illegally entering the country in the Laredo Sector. The sources claimed that eight Syrians were apprehended on Monday, November 16, 2015.”

AFP reports that “Honduran authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to make it to the United States with stolen Greek passports.” Major news organizations, both liberal and conservative, are sounding the alarm that terrorism is coming to the US through “refugees.” Even the leftist news media is beginning to understand what this “president” is doing. Problem is, when it happens, the “president” nor his government will protect you. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” This is a war against you. It’s personal. Regarding terrorist attacks, President Ronald Reagan said, “Self-defense is not only our right; it is our duty.” Be aware. Be wise. Be able to defend yourself and your family.
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11.18.15
White House stonewalls governors on Islamic refugees


Bloomberg reports that the White House held a conference call Tuesday night with about a dozen governors in which the governors were told that they must comply with the Syrian refugee resettlement program irrespective of their positions. Bloomberg reports that the governors were disgruntled with the responses. A White House readout of the concall, however, said there were 34 governors on the call and, “Several Governors expressed their appreciation for the opportunity to better understand the process and have their issues addressed directly by representatives of the agencies responsible for the refugee and screening programs.” See how the truth is twisted by propaganda? But wait, there’s more.

The White House statement says, “White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough led the call and was joined by Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Simon Henshaw, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration; Mark Giuliano, Deputy Director of the FBI; and representatives from the National Counterterrorism Center and the Department of Health and Human Services...The officials briefed the governors on the rigorous screening and security vetting process that is required before a refugee is able to travel to the United States. Thirteen governors asked questions.”

The Bloomberg account has a totally different viewpoint: “On the call several Republican governors and two Democrats -- New Hampshire’s Maggie Hassan and California’s Jerry Brown -- repeatedly pressed administration officials to share more information about Syrian refugees entering the United States. The governors wanted notifications whenever refugees were resettled in their states, as well as access to classified information collected when the refugees were vetted. “There was a real sense of frustration from all the governors that there is just a complete lack of transparency and communication coming from the federal government,” said one GOP state official who was on the call.”

Moreover, the White is refusing to allow the states to opt out of the “president’s” Islamic colonization program. Bloomberg reports that Florida governor Rick Scott “asked McDonough point blank if states could opt out of accepting refugees from Syria.” McDonough answered “no.” The White house said that the US accepts more refugees because it employs “the most rigorous screening and security vetting of any category of traveler to the United States.” The governors weren’t buying it. Neither should you. The White House is complicit in Islamic colonization of America. It needs to be stopped for every citizen’s self defense. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” And as Christ said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” It is waxing worse and worse.​​

11.17.15
Trojan Horse Terrorism and Treason


With the assistance of the politically correct and the cunning leaders of the West, Islam is on the verge of accomplishing in  half a dozen years what the Ottoman Empire could not do in 600 years--conquer Europe. And thanks to a Marxist Islamic “president,” Islam is getting a bonus run on the United States. Since Arab Spring began in 2010, the US “president” has worked with the Muslim Brotherhood and its military arm, al Qaeda, to overthrow governments across the Middle East and Northern Africa. In the process, the Islamic State was born and the Middle East became a cauldron of death, leaving millions of “refugees” the UN has decided to resettle across Europe and the US. Among them are Trojan Horse terrorists.

Case in point, all the heartstring liberals fall into the hands of the cunning by wanting to give these poor “refugees” a place to live. So they take a few, then suddenly they are streaming across the borders by the thousands. It’s an invading force and Islam knows very well the theory of strength in numbers. A few can then organize and start bringing the rest of the host nation into submission. It starts with religious freedom--building mosques and Islamic Centers. These are the places of operations, education, propaganda and planning. Their cult is disguised as a religion as they “worship” this false god called allah who directs them to torture and kill anyone who does not submit. They even convince many that allah and God are the same.

The survival of the Western world, democracy, and all freedom is at stake just as it was during the Crusades when Europeans had to defend their land and drive back the Islamic Caliphate, the Ottoman Empire. In the US, we have a “president” who is pushing hard to bring in tens of thousands of Islamic “refugees.” For the very survival of our nation, this must be stopped. As in Jeremiah 51:14, “Surely I will fill thee with men, as with locusts, and they shall raise a battle cry against you.” The Lord was speaking judgment to Babylon for its harsh persecution of God’s people, but there is a natural principle here--that there are consequences for not following the Lord in his wisdom. 

There is plenty of land and plenty of money in the oil-rich Middle Eastern nations. “Refugees” do not have to be resettled in Europe and the US. Just like the situations with the “Palestinians.” The Islamists hold over 250 times the land mass of Israel, yet they demand that “Palestinians” be resettled in Israel, they demand a state within Israel. Do you see a pattern here? This is not about poor refugees who have no place to go. It is about conquering and submission--what France is learning all too well. And what America is about to learn if it doesn’t put a stop to and even reverse the flow of Islamic “refugees” into the nation. This invasion, politically called immigration, is the biggest threat to your personal safety of our age. It is the Trojan Horse of Terrorism. Leaders who support it are treasonous as Islam is indeed at war with the world. ​

11.16.15
Reality of Islam comes knocking


As Paris recovers from a horrific terrorist attack, America is being invaded at the behest of an Islamic Marxist “president” who is endangering every citizen with the same policies that led to the terrorist attacks in Paris. History doesn’t lie. France has welcomed Islamic immigrants for years and has paid the price often, most notably the latest terror attack. So when do politicians learn? You do not invite asps into your home and expect them to not bite your children. Likewise, Islam spreads violence, death, destruction, slavery, and crime everywhere it goes, yet politicians and many leaders of Christian churches refuse to believe that allah is not YHVH God, and that the “religion of peace” is not a religion, but a political system. 

My deepest sorrow and sympathy extends to our brothers and sisters in France. But how long must they see example after example of riots, terrorist attacks, civil unrest, and unlawful acts before they wake up to the reality of Islam? Likewise, how long will it take Americans to understand that bringing Islamic refuges to America by the hundreds of thousands poses incredible national security risks? As an example of this willful ignorance, the US “president” told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulis just hours before the Islamic State attack that killed 128 people in Paris, “What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain, and we have contained them.” 

Then he jets off to a summit in Turkey--the nation that is using the Islamic State as a military proxy against Iran. In June, CNS News reported, “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group’s intention to march on Baghdad and move into “direct confrontation” with the United States. “Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day...So watch, for we are with you, watching.”” All the while, US politicians are allowing thousands of Islamic “refugees” to resettle in America, admittedly with no way to tell which ones are terrorists.

Since the days of Esau and Ishmael, their descendants, now organized as Islam, have been deadly enemies to God and the people of God. They are those mentioned in every end time prophecy as coming against God’s people. While, yes, we must evangelize them where possible, but we also must understand the reality of the risk. Islam is comprised of those as in Isaiah 59:7,8, “Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not.” Politicians must be made to understand that they put our nation, our lives, and the lives of our children in danger by allowing Islamists to resettle in this country.​

11.13.15 
Challenging the status quo establishment


Nations are important. Leaders to nations are also important. There are dozens of examples of how the kings of Israel either did right or evil in the sight of the Lord, and the people suffered the consequences. America also has suffered the consequences of bad leadership. It is not only that the leaders we have chosen do not follow the ways of the Lord, but they also have made matters worse by following agendas of political parties and evil influencers. Fast forward to the upcoming elections and Americans face a real quandary--untested candidates and old socialists. Trouble is, the establishment on both sides of the political spectrum would rather elect the status quo political suit.

Case in point is a Washington Post article saying that the Republican establishment is holding its money on the sidelines because it doesn’t like either Donald Trump or Ben Carson. The old guard moderates with the money would rather put up Mitt Romney than risk someone they can’t control. The Post reports: “The party establishment is paralyzed. Big money is still on the sidelines. No consensus alternative to the outsiders has emerged from the pack of governors and senators running, and there is disagreement about how to prosecute the case against them. Recent focus groups of Trump supporters in Iowa and New Hampshire commissioned by rival campaigns revealed no silver bullet.

The Post concludes that the Republican establishment does not believe Trump or Carson can beat Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. “In normal times, the way forward would be obvious. The wannabes would launch concerted campaigns, including television attack ads, against the front-runners. But even if the other candidates had a sense of what might work this year, it is unclear whether it would ultimately accrue to their benefit. Trump’s counterpunches have been withering, while Carson’s appeal to the base is spiritual, not merely political. If someone was able to do significant damage to them, there’s no telling to whom their supporters would turn, if anyone.” 

The “if anyone” is the real problem here. Christians have the ability to determine the US election--either by voting or by sitting on the sidelines. In recent elections our nation has suffered because of Christians not voting. It seems that an ordinary person off the street would do a better job than the current or many of the past presidents. One thing for certain: if we want to continue having the same old socialist esoteric tax and spend policies and a lack of moral direction, vote the way the establishment Democratic or Republican parties want. If not, take a chance for a different direction. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.”​

11.12.15
Fact and fiction--The truth of news


Where do you get your news? A recent report by the Brookings Institution about news is alarming. The report indicates that daily newspapers are down about 80% and circulation is only around 15% of the population. Moreover, in a 40 year time frame, journalists reporting the news have dropped in half to 32,000. Within these changes, a new news genre has arisen, one called “opinion journalism,” where facts are not checked, statements of opinion are made as if they are facts, news is twisted to fit points of view. The lack of true journalists, according to the report, has caused the public to have “a hard time judging the credibility of what they read.” This, in my opinion, creates a great danger to free society.

This has created a situation in our nation where people do not know what is news and what isn’t. It is also linked to truth. There are so many views and slants, stories that sound like news, but are not true, and just plain outrageous claims that people can become very confused, angry, disheartened and hopeless if they cannot find the truth. Everybody has their opinion or angle, but very few seek the facts and the truth behind the facts. This is an atmosphere where people ply the fear of others to impact agendas. It is a time in our history where people can easily manipulate the masses so they can come to no sensible conclusions, even to defend themselves. This is the height of ideological subversion. 

For example, there are usurpers who want to divide people on skin color so they can garner more power and wealth. They will hijack an event, such as what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, come up with a theme (“Hands up, don’t shoot) and create chaos and confusion. The news media then reports on the event rather than the facts. The facts, as they came out, confirmed that Michael Brown did not run down the street, drop to his knees, put his hands up and shout “Hands up, don’t shoot.” He actually struggled with a policeman for his weapon and was shot in the process of the policeman defending himself. Yet businesses and homes and reputations were destroyed over this demonstration of “opinion journalism.”

There are countless examples on gun control, immigration, Islam, Christianity, homosexuality and more. No facts, just opinion based on what someone determines is fair. At The Daily Jot, stories are fact-checked. Two-source documentation is the policy--meaning at least two independent sources confirm a story.  Even then, opinion leaders scoff if the sources do not agree with their doctrine or politics. An informed public is necessary for citizenship to maintain and prosper a free society. This means you, yourself, has to take responsibility for discerning the truth, especially as we are in the days of Isaiah 59:14, where “justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” Don’t just accept what these “opinionators” are saying, check the facts.

11.11.15
Honoring our veterans, or not


As we commemorate Veterans Day, I am always humbled by the selfless and heroic efforts made by those brave men and women, the sons and daughters of America who preserved liberty at the highest cost, no short cuts, but the ultimate price. I think of that fantastic generation of World War II and those that followed in Korea, Vietnam and, now, the Middle East. They sacrificed their lives for something they believed was bigger than them. They knew the value of family; the power of God; and that what was good about life and liberty was foundational to being an American, and it was worth fighting for. They were defined by their courage and character, their dedication to what was right and good. 

Veterans Day this day is a solemn day in our household. Growing up, the price of liberty was always close to home and family as many in our community stood when called and said “Here am I.” We in America are crying out for common sense, a sign that we can find unity, and peace. We have been at war with Islam for 15 years. It is too long. Our veterans pay the price of death, mental health, loss of limbs, and loss of family. There is absolutely no resolve on the part of politicians to do the right thing--fight this war with a decisive and victorious end, and get it done. But considering the response by the Administration and the weak-kneed politicians of both parties, there is little hope of resolution outside of God’s hand of mercy.

Warren McCarthy and Gene Flynn, served on D-Day, surviving the beaches of Normandy. They were decorated war heroes. Not much of what they did was ever discussed. But you somehow knew that they were special. My dad, who was a farmer during WWII, was best friends with these men. He knew what went on, but would never say. They were among the finest men I knew growing up. My uncle Bob Harris served in the Philippines. There were times when he had flashbacks. My dad would get a call from my aunt and he would find Uncle Bob, talk him down and hold him until the terror passed. He, too, was a decorated hero. All these men knew the price of freedom and they understood their civic duty to their families, their God and their country.

Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton all openly paid respect to America’s servicemen and women on Veteran Days. Former President George W. Bush honored and respected our servicemen every day of his two terms. For example, he gave up the game of golf early in his presidency out of respect for the families of those who gave their lives for our nation. The current “president,” however, shows no such respect. He has golfed 248 times during his presidency, and has played golf on every Memorial Day weekend since taking office. Think about the optics and how this Administration has treated veterans. Jesus said in Matthew 7:20, “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” Enough said.​

11.10.15
When the system breaks


The headlines this morning are amazing--racial tension, war games in Los Angeles, the courts fighting the White House on illegal immigration, Social Security spending equating to over $6.300 for every American with a job, law enforcement can use Google to track your every move, Christianity facing middle East purge within a decade--and the list goes on and on. These are not good things. The system, the world for that matter, but the system in the United States is being stressed every day. The social system with racial and immigration strife is stressed. The economic system with financial overload of debt is stressed. What happens when the system breaks and chaos is the order of the day? What is your response?

Aside from the politics of it, take my word for it: no politician or government is going to be a savior to the people. When the system breaks, it will seem that all has gone dark. It may not be like the apocalyptic scenes in Mad Max, but it isn’t going to look pretty. You are going to need to think about personal and family security, supplies of and trading of essentials such as food, sense of community, who to trust, new ways to get along. People are going to be more frustrated and angry than they currently are. Navigating a broken system will require a good deal of wisdom, discernment, and courage. People are going to have a lot of questions. Life will become dependent on something more than who you are and a college degree.

How long will it take before the system breaks? We don’t know. We do know that the decisions of poor leadership over the past decade has brought the country to the brink of breaking. We need to be prepared. But I am not talking about being prepared in the sense of storing up a year’s supply of food, munitions, etc. Do that at your own discretion. I’m talking about being prepared for the darkness. Yes, the electric may be off in some places, but the darkness in a nation with a broken system is far darker than a lack of electricity. There will be spiritual darkness, even darker than today. It will be in this time that we will need to cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.

When the system breaks, people will be seeking answers. As Jesus said in Matthew 5, “You are the salt of the earth...the light of the world...Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Paul says in Romans 13:13-14, “Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying, But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lust thereof.” When the system breaks, the country club atmosphere of the contemporary “Church” will be tested and questioned. True Christians will have the answer people are seeking, in spirit and in truth. Are you ready for when the system breaks?​

11.09.15
When Common Sense is Biblical Sense


Did you ever have that feeling that something just isn’t right, but you can’t quite put your finger on it or get your mind around it? Or how about a pending decision of importance and you have that sense of doubt about it? Some would say that is a check in your gut caused by the Holy Spirit. Others may say it is discernment. Still others may claim that your common sense is kicking in. We sure seemed to see Americans demonstrating the Holy Spirit, discernment and/or common sense during the off year elections. The same sex bathrooms in Houston were repealed; Kentucky came up conservative as did Virginia; San Francisco’s pro-sanctuary sheriff is gone; and Ohio voted down marijuana. What’s up?

You sure didn’t hear much about the election. It was last Tuesday, wasn’t it? Mainstream Media isn’t crowing about much of their progressive (sic communist) agenda moving ahead. I did see a couple of stories expressing horror that Houston residents voted down what the writers called “anti-discriminatory” measures by the mayor. The stories appeared to imply that the voters in Houston were bigots. The stories never really mentioned that the voters rejected unisex bathrooms where sexual deviants could share the same restroom with your seven year old grandchild. The media is once again not giving the facts, or the truth, but rather a political position by providing a progressive slant.

I know there is a lot of discussion out there about whether Christians should be concerned about politics. The anti-politics crowd says that Christians are of God’s kingdom and, therefore, should not be involved in politics. The pro-politics side says that Christians have a duty to improve society and politics should reflect Christian values. I do not think it is an “either/or” argument, but rather a “both/and” argument. It’s common sense. If you are a Christian, you should know that you must be a Christian first and foremost. But your job as a Christian is to shine the light of Christ for others to see, to make disciples, and to be an example of overcoming evil with good--to occupy till Jesus returns. You are to impact society.

Common sense would say that means you must use what you can to influence others with the gospel. In America, Christians can do that by voting. In other countries, they might get their heads lopped off or sold as sex slaves if they dare shine that light of Christ in public. We live in a great country where freedom has been highly regarded. The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 1:20, “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.” In a sense, your common sense, your discernment, is Biblical Sense as provided by the Holy Spirit. Don’t let the progressive media, the communists, or the misguided graduates of seminaries in the pulpit tell you otherwise. ​

11.6.15
Prophecy, The Assyrian, antichrist, Gog, Beast

As we eye the coalition of forces gathered and battling in Syria, many are pointing to end time prophecy, and rightly so. Christ said in Matthew 24:5-8, “For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that you be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” While we may not be quite in the beginning of sorrows, there is deception, wars, rumors of wars. We are seeing signs of those things that must come to pass.

Again, I direct your attention to Christ’s words when he was asked by his disciples about the sign of his coming and the end of the world. He began to answer in Matthew 24:4 with “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Then he explained what would happen during the times leading up to the end, and in the end. His account is precisely in alignment with the prophets of the Old Testament, the Apostle Paul, and the Revelation of John. We know that God is not the author of confusion. But there is great confusion among men about the end times. Some believe all prophecy has been fulfilled, others believe they are establishing the Kingdom on earth, still others believe much prophecy is yet to be fulfilled. 

End time prophecy is full of foreshadowing, partial fulfillments and precursors. Throughout history, there has been rise and fall of those who were types of the end time apocalyptic figure--what Christians call the “antichrist,” what Holy Scripture calls the “beast” or, more specifically, the “Assyrian.” This antichrist figure is alluded to as the Assyrian in Isaiah 10:5,10:24,14:25, 19:23, 30:31, 31:8, Micah 5:5-6, and Hosea 11:5. Ezekiel refers to him as Gog, chief Prince of Magog. The Lord speaks of the Assyrian or Gog in Ezekiel 38:17, “Art you he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel, which prophesied in those days many years that I would bring ye against them?”

If you are watching events unfold and are curious as to their prophetic implications, be encouraged. Study the prophets. Understand that they all tell a consistent story and it is true and, quite frankly, clear. Where the confusion comes in is man’s interpretation, self-made doctrines, suppositions, if-then statements and so on. And much of prophecy is misunderstood because the teachers of the teachers didn’t make it a priority. Bible prophecy is not something that you can just skim over and think you have it. It takes a lot of study, a lot of effort, and an understanding that we may not have all the pieces until they are revealed. One thing for certain, every day brings us closer to how these prophecies will specifically play out.​

11.05.15
Major end time prophecy may be unfolding in Syria

There has been a tremendous buzz of late in Christian circles that the entry of Russia into Syria, combined with Iranian troops, is setting the stage for the Ezekiel 38 end time battle where a coalition led by Gog emulating out of parts of the former Assyrian empire (now in Turkey) gathers with Libya, Persia (modern Iran), Ethiopia (modern Sudan) and others to war against Israel. This notion, however, relies on a coalition of currently opposing geopolitical goals quickly uniting to come against Israel. Persia (Iran), for example, would have to submit to those it wishes to control. This is unlikely to occur overnight, but there are end time prophecies that these events in Syria may be starting to fulfill right before our very eyes.

Daniel Chapter 8 describes how a ram with two horns charged toward the west, north and south and did as it pleased. Then a goat with a prominent horn came from the west and attacked the ram, shattering its two horns. The goat then became very powerful, but at the height of its power its horn was broken off. Then it grew four horns, and out of them came a small horn that grew in power. Many scholars have said that this prophecy accurately describes how Alexander the Great conquered Media-Persia and how his empire was divided into four parts after his death. As another part of the layer of prophecy, many scholars point toward the little horn as the future antichrist figure coming against Israel. 

Let us consider, however, the interpretation of Daniel’s vision by the angel Gabriel beginning with verse 19: “Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be. The ram which you saw having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia.” According to Strong’s Accordance, the word “Grecia” in Hebrew is a location of “Yavan, a son of Japheth (the third son of Noah),” his descendants and their land. Research indicates that this land not only was Greece, but also the Eastern Mediterranean, including parts of modern Turkey--the entirety of Alexander’s empire. Other sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Tubal, Meshek, and Tiras--many of the names mentioned in the Ezekiel 38 prophecy. 

The Daniel prophecy may have been fulfilled in part. But Gabriel says that this prophecy is referring to “what shall be in the last end” and “for at the time appointed the end shall be.” This is clearly an end-time prophecy. There are events that must occur for the little horn to rise to power. The forces gathering in Syria could result in the eventual submission of Persia (Iran) to Grecia (Greece, Turkey, Eastern Mediterranean) with the help of Russia and the US, resulting in the rise of the beast. We may be seeing a major prophetic event unfolding in Syria. Remember also Isaiah 17:1, “Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap.” Watch and pray.

11.4.15
​Rosh, Russia, Chief and Bible Translations


As Russia has entered the fray in Syria and Christians are being martyred by Islamists, many disagree about whether Russia is named as the leader of the Ezekiel 38 coalition against Israel in a colossal end time battle. The nations mentioned in the Bible that come against Israel, however, are Middle Eastern. Ezekiel 38:2 identifies the leader that will bring Middle Eastern, currently mostly Islamic, nations against Israel: “Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him.” Magog, Meshech, and Tubal were all located in Turkey (directly North of Israel) at the time of Ezekiel’s prophecy. 

Bible scholars are divided over the use of the word “Rosh” in the Hebrew translation, which always is the Hebrew word for “Chief.” Some “Scholars” insist Rosh is a people group. In attempting to connect Russia to this particular prophecy, some suggest that the Scythians, a nomadic people, settled in parts of what are now Russia, thus becoming the “Russian” connection. In the context of the scriptures, there is yet another clue. In Revelation 2:13, Jesus tells us that Pergamos is "where Satan's seat is." Pergamos is in Turkey, not Russia. The “Beast” of the end times is referred to in several places in the the Bible as the Assyrian, an empire that once controlled many of these prophetic locations in Turkey, but not Russia.

This controversy is further flamed by interpretations of the Bible. The King James Version translates the word “Rosh” as “Chief.” As does the King James 2000, American King James, New International Version, New Living Translation, English Standard Version, Holman Christian Standard Version, International Standard Version, NET Bible, God’s Word Translation, JPS Tanakh 1917, Jubilee Bible 2000, and Webster’s Bible Translation. Those who changed the translation to “prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal” include: The New King James Version, Young’s Literal Translation, World English Bible, English Revised Version, Darby Bible Translation, and the American and New American Standard Versions. 

There is no doubt that Russia plays a role. It is a traditional supplier of weapons to Israel's enemies; it blocks most UN actions against Israel's enemies. In fact, Russia voted for Israel's right to exist at the UN in 1948, then it supplied the advisors and military equipment to the nations that immediately attacked her. But as far as Biblical proof that Russia is leading the Ezekiel 38 attack, it is speculation. Turkey, however, is extremely significant and once was the home of the most antichrist political and religious system on earth, the Islamic Caliphate--the Ottoman Empire. Jesus warns in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Study the word for yourself that you may discern these times. It is important.

11.03.15
The US, Turkey, Iran and the Ezekiel 38 alliance


The US, Russia, Turkey, and Iran are clashing in Syria in a high stakes geopolitical game for control of the Middle East—a game that has end time prophetic significance. Competing interests are Turkey and Iran. Syria is Iran’s vassal state. Turkey is allowing the Islamic State to do its dirty work. Russia is helping Syria. The US is playing both sides, ostensibly assisting the balance of power against Iran, but also helping Iran with its nuclear development and economic recovery. It appears on the surface that Turkey and Iran are enemies, but there is more to the picture. In July of 2012, Turkey was actively selling gold in noticeable amounts—to Iran, in exchange for oil--in defiance of US and European sanctions.

Bullion Vault, an online gold market research company reported that Turkey had exported $4.02 billion worth of gold between January and May that year. Iran bought 75% of Turkey’s gold sales during the period. Turkey then bought millions of tons of oil from Iran despite a commitment at the time to uphold US and European Union oil sanctions against Iran. There was an EU ban on trading gold, oil, and diamonds with Iran. Notwithstanding, Iran used the gold to buy food supplies. This demonstrated that a ban on buying foodstuffs is inconsequential when using gold as the currency. It also revealed how these public enemies work as private allies.

It is obvious to many analysts that Turkey, while playing the West as a secular democratic ally, is in actuality using its Islamic political influence and economic capital to bring Iran and other Islamic states into its orbit. Turkey is considered a power broker in the Middle East that has gravitated from an ostensible secular democracy toward Islam in recent years. Another twist is that while the US “president” publicly promoted sanctions against Iran, in 2012 he granted Turkey a temporary waiver exempting it from US sanctions, as reported by Reuters, indicating the US exempted all 20 of Iran’s top oil buyers from the sanctions because they slightly reduced oil imports.

In reality, Turkey sidestepped US and European sanctions on Iran by paying for oil with gold with the US “president’s” help. Not many years ago analysts would have scoffed at the idea that Turkey, the gemstone of secular democracy in an Islamic dominated region, would go rogue and begin siding with fundamental Islamist regimes. Recall to memory, however, that less than 100 years have passed since Turkey dissolved the Islamic Caliphate that ruled the entire region. Now it appears to be in a revival with the help of the US, and Turkey plays a major role both politically and prophetically. Remember Ezekiel 38:3 where God says, “Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.” Magog, Meshech and Tubal are located in modern day Turkey. ​

11.03.15
Prophetic implications with Erdogan’s win in Turkey


Doing far better than expected, Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a decisive victory in his country’s parliamentary election, allowing his Justice and Development Party (AKP) to tighten its grip on a nation moving fast toward radical Islam. With the Islamic State in its backyard, and the goal of overthrowing rival Iran’s vassal state dictator Bashar Assad in Syria, Turkey is in position to continue its quest of becoming the lead broker of Islamic power in the Middle East. The prophetic implications are interesting. The main players of the Ezekiel 38 end time battle--Gog of Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Togarmah are all part of the former Assyrian Empire, and are located in modern Turkey

The UK Independent’s Patrick Cockburn writes of the election: “In the wake of the AKP’s spectacular victory, it will be in a strong position to take control of all remaining levers of power: army, security services and media. Ever since it first formed a government in 2002, the AKP has been progressively eliminating all opponents in positions of authority in the secular Turkish state founded by Kemal Ataturk. Almost all the state and private media has already come under AKP control, which is one factor explaining its gain in votes. State television has given blanket coverage to Mr Erdogan and the AKP, while largely ignoring its opponents.”

Ezekiel 38:2-6 says, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of  Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him,and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the chief prince of  Meshech and Tubal. I will turn you back, and put hooks into your jaws, and I will bring you forth, with all your army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armor, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Gomer, and all his bands; the house of Togarmah of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with you.” 

Many behold the mystery of how Iran (modern day Persia) and Turkey will come into an alliance strong enough to confront Israel in such a battle. Events, however, are shaping up where a confrontation between Iran and Turkey could occur. There are many moving parts with Russia and the United States also playing major roles in brokering power between Iran, Turkey, the Islamic State and a handful of other terrorist influences such as the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda. Daniel 8 prophesies about how Media and Persia come under submission to the “first king” whose power is mighty and is a “king of fierce countenance.” Keep your eyes on Turkey and Iran for they are major players in the prophetic end times. ​

 

10.30.15
Are you a prophetic or political Christian?


For probably more obvious reasons that I would like to count, the Lord has had me focused recently on the condition of this nation. My heart tells me to write about the Middle East and Israel, my spirit is saying there is unfinished business with  the United States. The sense that I am getting in my prayer time and study is that there is great confusion among Christian Americans about their loyalties and how they should be working out their salvation here on earth, and in particular as citizens of both God’s kingdom and of the United States. There are those who say that America is not worth the trouble, that we should be focused on the Kingdom of God. I do not see these two issues as mutually exclusive.

My ancestors came to this land because of religious persecution. They entered into covenant with God--not the other way around. They dedicated this land to God. As it grew into a nation, the struggle ensued as to how this nation would be formed and who was going to do it. Yes, there were bad men, men who were not Christians, men who were of secret societies, deists, whatever. But there were also strong Christians who shaped and molded this nation and its form of government. They wanted a nation where each man is recognized as equal in the sight of God and under the laws. They wanted laws that protected the rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness as granted by God. 

In this atmosphere of freedom of speech, religion and economics, Christians thrived. They not only became the most blessed, wealthiest, freest nation on earth, they also were part and parcel to evangelizing the rest of the world with the gospel of Christ. But over the years, humanists have sought to take away the benefits of a Constitutional Republic and replace it with a socialist democracy where the rule of law is subject to the ever changing desires of the people. Humanism is of satan and it is not only an enemy of the republic, but also of God. In short, this country is what we make it. For this time in history it has fallen into the hands of darkness. The only thing that overcomes darkness is light. That’s where we come in.

You can be a great citizen of the kingdom of God as well as a great citizen of the United States--a prophetic Christian. For me, I am first and foremost a citizen of the kingdom of God. As a citizen of this kingdom, I am also by grace and by birth a citizen of the United States--still a prophetic Christian. I take both citizenships very seriously, but one is an extension of the other. Philippians 2:12 instructs us to “work out our faith with fear and trembling.” And so we must. Romans 12:21 tells us to “overcome evil with good.” Christ told us to be salt and light. You see, in reality, it is not about nationalism. It is about our prophetic civic duty to the kingdom of God. If we are doing what the Lord commanded us to do, our nation would not be on the precipice of evil and darkness. 

10.29.15
Following God rather than men


The longstanding principle of government is that people give up some rights for the protection of civil government. America was formed with limited government to supply protections enumerated in the Constitution that the people may be as free and safe as possible to live their lives as they see fit. Irrespective of whether one believes revisionist history or will delve into finding the truth, America’s founding fathers agreed that the Word of God was the foundational standard for this government of the people, by the people and for the people, hence the reference to rights endowed by the Creator. Laws were created to provide protection and order to society. This is the model God gave Moses. We are subject to this system.

Paul wrote in Romans 13:1, “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.” He goes on to say that rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Verses 7-8 say, “Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.” He then writes about the laws found in the Commandments and how we must follow them. So many use these verses to say that we must submit to government whether it is evil or not because it is sovereign of God.

Herein lies a great mystery. In verse 12:21, the last verse before Romans 13:1, Paul writes, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” So what if a government is evil? Christ is the example. He subjected himself to the rulers and the government, but stood firm in the laws of God. His example revolutionized the world and its governments. Peter and the Apostles were told by the ruling authorities to not preach the Gospel. They did it anyway, saying in Acts 4:19, “Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye,” and in 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” So do you follow government and men even if they are evil, or follow God? Is silence/inaction approval?

The Prophets of the Bible point toward terrible things occurring as the world enters the end times. It seems that the US “president’s” policies supporting the death cult of Islam are part of the positioning of God’s end time plan. Yet many suffer horribly as it plays out. This does not mean that we do nothing against this evil, justifying our inaction as subjection to the sovereignty of God through government. We will not prevent God’s sovereign plan, especially by standing for what is right. Irrespective of what we do God will have his way. We are instructed to stand against evil, and having done all to stand, even while God’s plan is in motion. My conclusion: It is perilous for one to hide behind the “sovereignty of government” as an excuse to do nothing in the face of evil, i.e., when Christians are being slaughtered due to the policies of government. ​​

10.28.15
Islamic invasion of US and Europe


The score-plus of wars in the Middle East have done something that the Ottoman Empire, the last Islamic caliphate, was unable to do--invade Europe and the US without firing a shot. Hundreds of thousands of Islamists are entering Europe and the US as war refugees, a resettlement directed by the pro-Islamic United Nations. This invasion by Islam contains peaceful families that want to get out of war torn areas as well as militant terrorists embedded in the population and disguised as refugees. Neither European nor US officials can separate the two. But one thing for certain: these are not folks who are going to embrace the US or European culture and assimilate. They are death-cult colonists.

Jeremiah 51:14 speaks of the Lord’s judgment of Babylon for its enthusiastic destruction of His people, saying: “Surely I will fill thee with men, as with locusts; and they shall raise a battle cry against thee.” The US and Europe are not Babylon, but both match some of the descriptors written by Jeremiah of sinning against the Lord, the habitation of justice. Both the US and Europe have advocated in the strongest terms the division of the land of Israel and have accepted the lies of Islam, those who wish to not only occupy the land of Israel, but to destroy the Jewish p