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3.19.15




White House threatens US-Israeli relations, no congrats



White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Wednesday that the “president” did not congratulate Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his decisive election victory--not this time, nor the time before. Earnest said, “The President at this point has not telephoned Prime Minister Netanyahu...Just as a relevant piece of recent historical context is that there have been two Israeli elections during the [this] administration.  In both situations, in the aftermath of both elections, the President did not telephone Prime Minister Netanyahu until he’d already been directed by the Israeli President to begin the process of forming a coalition government.” Telephoning is not necessarily congratulating.

Earnest said that Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Netanyahu to congratulate him. The signal sent by having Kerry congratulate Netanyahu is that Netanyahu is not worthy of a US president’s attention in the matter. This coincides with reports that the “president” walked out of a meeting with Netanyahu to make him think about the error of his ways while the “president” had dinner with his wife in March 2010. While there are various accounts of this report, the “president” demonstrated his disappointment in Netanyahu by not taking a joint picture for the media during that visit. There have been many other reports of the “president” slighting Netanyahu.

Moreover, Earnest said, “There’s one other thing that I anticipated might come up that I just did want to mention as it relates to the Israeli elections. Specifically, there has been a lot of coverage in the media about some of the rhetoric that emerged yesterday that was propagated by the Likud Party to encourage turnout of their supporters that sought to, frankly, marginalize Arab-Israeli citizens.  The United States and this administration is deeply concerned by divisive rhetoric that seeks to marginalize Arab-Israeli citizens. It undermines the values and democratic ideals that have been important to our democracy and an important part of what binds the United States and Israel together.”

The US “president” and his minions can claim “its just politics” when they stir riots with their hate speech and support the Black Panthers in preventing whites from voting, but when it comes to Netanyahu encouraging Israelis rather than Arabs/Muslims to vote, it threatens the ideals that “binds the United States and Israel together.” Earnest said that despite Netanyahu’s promise of no Palestinian state, the US knows such a state is in the best interest of the Israeli people--talk about threatening democratic ideals. Of this Administration, it seems Isaiah 59:7 applies: “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.”


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3.18.15

Prophetic implications of Netanyahu victory

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won a decisive victory in the Israeli elections despite the US “president’s” efforts to  unseat him, and having to fight a hostile media. Netanyahu’s Likud party won 30 seats to the leftist Zionist Union’s 24 seats, affording Netanyahu the opportunity to form a conservative coalition government. In the immediate short term, these results have significant prophetic implications. First and foremost, the pace rushing toward apocalyptic confrontation with Islamic/Arab traditional enemies of Israel appears to have been slowed by the human factor that impacts prophecy--at least from electing those opposing appeasement to Islamic objectives. The impact, however, may be the opposite.

The victory means, if Netanyahu keeps his pre-election promise, that the world’s folly of having a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel, actually cutting Israel in half, will not be realized any time soon.  The so-called “peacemakers” will have a much more difficult time coopting Israel’s support for allowing Iran nuclear capabilities. The pace of “all things Islam” kept by the US “president” may be slowed in the short term, hindered by a newly realized public perception in Israel that enemies should be kept at bay. All this could bring tensions to a head faster. The Islamic side would seemingly be more energized, more blatantly (if that is possible) aggressive, culminating in hostilities.

Already the spin-masters at the White House and Democratic Party circles are putting on the face that US-Israel relations are too strong and deep to be affected by any animosity between the “president” and his foreign policy nemesis Netanyahu. As of the time of this writing, there is no message of congratulations from the White House. What this all means is that the Islamic human factor will be inflamed, energized and spoiling for a fight with Israel. As events play out, hardliners against appeasement will likely take strong and emboldened stands against Islamic aggression, accelerating hostilities. This, in contrast to having appeasers give in to Islamists, fomenting a faster establishment/stronghold of Islam.

Irrespective of the election, God will have His way. The players on the world stage are such that prophecy will continue to march ahead, the layers revealing themselves with each passing day. On one hand, the dark side appears to be dealt a human setback with the Israeli elections. On the other hand, the circle of darkness and the evil intent of many leaders hearts’ will be eager to press Israel and force their way. Nahum 1:3 says, “The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.” We must remain focused on the mission. Make disciples. Explain the times. Bring people to the full knowledge of the Lord.




3.17.15

Israel elections--Speculative or prophetic?

I never have been a fan of speculative journalism--that is coming of with a scenario and discussing it as if it were fact. In journalism, we are supposed to write about the facts. Problem is these days, that there is so much deception that it is difficult to get to the facts. Now prophecy is another animal altogether. Prophecy is the facts yet to come and the events surrounding what will bring them about as they play out. The current situation in Israel is a prophetic one. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has held the line on negotiating with terrorists and has been strong on the protection of Israel. He has been like a candle in the wind of nonsensical liberal dogma seeking to destroy Israel.

Netanyahu is in the way. The occupant of the Oval Office and other leaders around the world that are trying to guide into existence an end time caliphate against Israel need a weak, leftist minded, Islamist Marxist-trusting leader at the helm in Israel. They need someone who will give in to having a hostile terrorist state cutting across the midsection of Israel. They need Iran to have nuclear power. They need the Islamic State to advance. They need to topple Bashar Assad’s Syrian government. They need to topple any stable government that stands in the way of the Islamic State and Iran’s upcoming Persian-Assyrian empire. They need it, not because they believe in prophecy playing out, but because they hate Israel. 

I do not want to give the impression that I favor the US “president” or the Islamic State because they are advancing prophecy. Those who know me and read my posts know that I renounce and deplore all they stand for. But I do see them as tools of the dark side in advancing end time prophecy. It is just that we as a people, as Christians and Americans, should not have leaders that favor satan and his move toward the Beast government of the end times--no matter how much we want Jesus Christ to return. It does not bode well for us. As the prophet Zechariah writes in 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.”

The Lord also says in Zechariah 12:9, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” The US “president” has done all within his power to bring about that day where the enemies of Israel come against Jerusalem--he has destabilized the Middle East, helped birth the Islamic State, empowered the Muslim Brotherhood, and has campaigned against Netanyahu. He has taken America on a fast track to the prophetic dark side, a journey that is sure to have prophetic ramifications for each of us. We are to: never become weary in doing good; to overcome evil with good; to let our light so shine before men that they may see our good works and glorify our Father in heaven. This does not mean hastening prophecy by allowing evil to advance. Making disciples is a more acceptable path.

3.16.15

White House support of Shiite and Sunni alike

Just because a politician is elected to office, it doesn’t mean he should be allowed to destroy the nation and put its people at risk. There are checks and balances in the United States government that should prevent a president from an usurpation from within. These checks and balances should have a far more noble grit than being controlled by the playing of the race card every time there is an attempt at accountability. This nation is in dire trouble if the current Administration is allowed to carry on at its current rate of speed another two years. From a Constitutional perspective, a moral and righteous standpoint, this White House has been allowed to enter the dark side and it endangers the entire world.

Case in point are the events over the weekend. The White House, led by the “first lady,” celebrated the Persian new year Nowruz. Prominent Iranians from across the country and on the White House staff were part of the celebration. Keep in mind, the woman that runs the White House and is considered the closest advisor to the “president” is Iranian Valerie Jarrett. The “first lady” said, “And I think it’s so fitting that we’re holding this celebration here today because one of my favorite things about the White House is how it is truly the People’s House--a house that reflects the diversity of culture and traditions that make us who we are as a country. And Nowruz is one of those traditions.”

She continued, “For more than 3,000 years, families and communities in the Middle East, Asia, and all around the world, including here in the United States, have celebrated this holiday to mark the renewal of the earth in springtime -- and we’re finally feeling spring!  Yay for that! To reflect on the year before, and to make new commitments for good health, prosperity in the year ahead.” Is there be any doubt as to the timing of this White House celebration as the “president” is negotiating a deal with Iranian terrorists that will lead to them having nuclear weapons? Is this a new year, mother earth worshiping celebration, or a pre-nuclear victory lap by a president who is bent on remaking America into Islamic Marxism? 

Meanwhile, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee has opened a formal investigation into White House/State Department funding of OneVoice--a non profit in Israel devoted to promoting a Palestinian state through efforts such as “The Land is Ours” campaign. The US Embassy in Tel Aviv transferred some $350,000 to OneVoice in November 2014 after Benjamin Netanyahu announced he would run for re-election. OneVoice works to defeat Netanyahu. From celebrating the Iranian new year to supporting formation of a terrorist state, this White House is on both sides of the Islamic Marxist philosophy--Sunni and Shiite--the possible prophetic toes of iron and clay. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” This deception from the White House is a danger to us all.



3.13.15

Though darkness is upon us, be encouraged

These are tough times and they seem to be getting worse. Many people are wondering what God would have them do. I will say that nothing worth attaining comes without the temptation of despair in some form. When you are on the verge of walking into your calling, of doing what the Lord wants you to do, there will be satan’s temptation that you are not worthy, whispering in your ear “what if” or “this will befall you.” This kind of temptation can paralyze and prevent if you give in to it. Remember 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.” We are, as Paul writes in Ephesians 6 to open our mouths boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel. Yes you can!

The Lord has formed your most inward parts and wove you in your mother’s womb and as Psalm 139:14, says, “I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are they works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” You are called by the Lord right where you are. As in 1 Corinthians 7:23-24, “You are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men. Brethren, let every man, wherin he is called, therein abide with God.” Yes, do what you do unto God for He is the author and finisher of your faith. So what you do, do unto him and you will find joy in it. So many people put so much time into “finding” their “calling” that they are paralyzed in “doing.” There, once again is that temptation of despair. 

At one point in my life, nothing seemed to be going well. There wasn’t much work. It seemed that my wheels were spinning, but I wasn’t going anywhere. My wife gave me this verse in Proverbs 18:16, “A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men.” At that point, things were so bad that I wasn’t sure what the Lord really wanted me to do. But I did have a God-given gift as said in James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” Mine is a gift of communication, specifically, writing. Out of that The Daily Jot was birthed. But there was much more to come.

I also have been blessed with a gift for coaching--whether sports or business or personal concerns. Bring the gift of writing and of coaching together and it is even more powerful. These are not only things that some would say I am good at, they are things I also love to do. For God knows you better than anyone and he knows what you love to do. But there is this little two letter word “do.” Praying is your first step to doing, but prayers are often not complete until you act. As James wrote in 1:25, “But whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” Look around you. There is a lot to be done. And be encouraged for God hasn’t left you without the tools, the gifts, to do it. Take charge of your life in service to the Lord!


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3.12.15

Hillary Clinton--A Prophetic Babylonian Connection

Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for State Department business raises many more important questions for the presidential wannabe to answer. WorldNetDaily reported on March 3 that Clinton’s emails were hacked and published in Russia Today, revealing that “wealthy Sunni Islamists in Saudi Arabia” funded the September 11, 2012 attack on the US mission in Benghazi. The New York Times reported on March 8 that the “Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has accepted tens of millions of dollars in donations from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Algeria and Brunei.” Some gave while she was Secretary of State. But wait, there’s more...

It is a well known fact that Hillary Clinton’s top aide of nearly 20 years, Huma Abedin, has close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. In July, 2013, former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy wrote in the National Review that Abedin “worked for many years at a journal that promotes Islamic supremacist ideology that was founded by a top al-Qaida financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef.” During that time frame (1996-2003), Abedin also worked for Hillary Clinton. Nationally syndicated columnist Diana West in July, 2013 added: “It was edited first by Huma’s father, Syed Abedin, and now by her mother, Saleha Abedin. Saleha is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood.” 

West revealed that “Mother Abedin also directs an organization (the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child) that comes under the umbrella of the Union for Good, another US-designated terrorist organization. As McCarthy reminds us, “the Union for Good is led by Sheikh Yusef al-Qaradawi, the notorious Muslim Brotherhood jurist who has issued fatwas calling for the killing of American military and support personnel in Iraq as well as suicide bombings in Israel.” 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 MB’s detailed plan to take over North America was revealed in the 2009 Holy Land Foundation trial for money laundering to terrorists. It called for a “grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house...” Clinton’s relationships pose a great danger to all of us, akin to King Hezekiah revealing all things of his nation to the emissaries of Babylon (2 Kings 20:13). The result was prophesied by Isaiah in 2 Kings 20:17, “Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the Lord.” It’s not about just a few emails.



3.11.15

Prophetic Analysis--White House Emboldens Ezekiel 38 Coalition

Irrespective of whether a “deal” can be reached between Iran and the White House that in theory delays Iran’s nuclear ambitions ten years, there are tremendous prophetic implications. The Islamic Marxist “president” occupying the White House has accelerated prophecy by unlocking a 35 year ban of negotiating with the terrorist-sponsoring state in such a way that directly impacts Israel and promotes Iran as a main-stage player on the evil side in the Middle East. These negotiations are so important to advancing Islam against Israel, that the “president” is going dark, telling reporters that he will make the case to the American people about the Iranian deal after it is done.

The Weekly Standard reports that the “president” responded to a letter sent to Iran by nearly 50 Senators saying the “president” does not have the authority or political backing to cut the deal. He tried to tie the Senators to the Iranian terrorists saying, “I think it's somewhat ironic to see some members of Congress wanting to make common cause with the hardliners in Iran. It's an unusual coalition." Then the “president” said he would make the deal and then reveal what’s in it: “And once we do--if we do--then we’ll be able to make the case to the American people, and I'm confident we’ll be able to implement it." In other words, the “president” will do his deal irrespective of the danger it poses to America or to Israel.

The mere elevation of Iran to a level of prominence as this White House has done, accelerates the prophecy clock. Iran’s leadership has repeatedly stated that Israel must be eliminated from the face of the earth. The “president’s” actions embolden, not discourage, the coalition of the nations mentioned in Ezekiel 38 to come against Israel “as a cloud to cover the land. (Ezekiel 38:15).” A study of ancient maps and historic texts reveal these nations today are: Turkey (Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Gomar, Togarmah); Iran (Persia); Sudan and North Eastern Africa (Ethiopia) and Libya (Libya and North Western Africa). The “president’s” support of Arab Spring starting in 2010 already destabilized Libya and Northern Africa.

Irrespective of whether Iran has a nuclear weapon, recent actions accelerate the Ezekiel 38 prophecy toward reality. Some believe that the Ezekiel 38 battle involves a man-made nuclear weapon. This is not likely because the account of Ezekiel 38 says that Adonai Elohim (Hebrew for “Lord God,” the Creator and Judge) himself causes a great earthquake in Israel, rain, hailstones, fire, and brimstone. God says he does these things “that the heathen may know me (verse 16)” and “I will be known in the eyes of many nations and they shall know that I am God. (verse 23)” Iran having a nuclear weapon may embolden the Ezekiel 38 coalition to attack Israel, but the world will know it is God who defeats the coalition with His own power. The “president’s” actions appear to be emboldening the Ezekiel 38 coalition against Israel.​



3.10.15

​Lies and manipulation a sign of the times

Republicans are not standing up to the unconstitutional and illegal deeds of the “president” and his administration. Yes, there are a lot of Facebook Posts by the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, trying to show people how conservative he is. There are a lot of letters from committee chairmen demanding this or that. But it is so far ineffective, some three months into the new terms of the new majority. Democrats, even though they support some of the most anti-God initiatives, are far better at getting their way. Republicans, if they are going to survive another term, must become an effective opposition party because the nation is unlikely to survive its Constitutional form of government if they don’t.

This does have to do with Christianity and the end times. We cannot stop the march of prophecy, but we can determine our place in it. There is no better example than the book of Esther to show how the will of God is carried out by the actions of obedient people. If there were no God-given free will, there would be no purpose to life. Those fatalistic Christians who use the premise that God is in control of everything for not taking action against evil are deceived. Yes, God is in control, as the cliche says, but He relies on his people to pray and act, to overcome evil with good. Politicians are human. They often claim the Christian faith. While many try to separate church from state, one cannot separate his spirit from his body. 

When politicians send letters and make statements, it only means that they are playing to the public--trying to get people to believe they are doing something. The letters, emails, faxes, sent by well-intended folks trying to exercise their concerned citizenship, are recorded by issue and used as a list by the politician to “inform” their constituents of all the good they are doing. It is a manipulation game of half truths and, in many cases, blatant lies. If John Boehner, or any of them for that matter, wanted to set things straight, he would immediately go the legal route. The Constitution requires the President to uphold and faithfully execute the laws of the nation. When he doesn’t, he is subject to the law.

Instead of trying to pass more laws to prevent illegal amnesty, or send a letter to Iran about a nuclear deal, or whatever, the Republican opposition should hold a trial and convict this “president” on the host of unconstitutional and illegal things he has done. He should be tried in public, convicted if guilty and sent to prison. But, of course, if that course were taken, then many who join in would be subject to their own criminal or civil indiscretions. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” As the royal priesthood of the living God, we, His people, must act--we must make disciples who will know the truth and we must find effective ways to hold accountability.




3.9.15

Boko Haram, Fulani, Terror, Ghana Ministry

Our ministry with William Agbeti in Ghana, West Africa began in 1992, some 23 years ago. At that time, I was amazed at how little people had, but also how they gave God the glory for their lives. Businesses, hotels, restaurants, even trucks and taxis carried references to Jesus. In His Name Beauty Salon, Jesus Saves Trucking, He Is Worthy General Goods. The names of God and Jesus were everywhere to be found. It was a predominantly Christian nation and Muslims were rather quiet and orderly. Over that 20-plus years, the Islamic influence has anchored in with mosques blaring their music and calls to prayer, seemingly at every corner. But worse yet, they bring death to the rural areas.

In recent years, our ministry has been devoted to raising up pastors in the rural areas to counter the tide of Islamic influence. This also includes bringing food and clothing to children in the villages where our pastors live, teach, preach and make disciples. We are very small, but we go to the places that the mega-churches refuse to go. We help with education and sustenance--both spiritually and physically. It is a dangerous business because Islam is a violent force that bullies and threatens our pastors and their flocks. The Muslims work very hard to control the land, the food, the going and coming in the rural areas, so if you want to live, you best convert, or life will be even more difficult than it is.

The Fulani, a nomadic Islamic people, roam across the rural areas bringing their herds. Like locusts, they have have little regard for the land and less regard for the people on the land or in the villages. Villages are often told to yield, convert or die. The Fulani are often associated with Boko Haram, the terrorist organization that has slaughtered many Christians in neighboring Nigeria--the organization responsible for kidnapping Christian school girls and selling them into slavery. CNN reported March 8 that: “Boko Haram, the Nigeria-based Islamist terror group, has pledged allegiance to ISIS, according to an audio message purported to be from Boko Haram's leader, Abubakar Shekau.”

CNN says that Boko Haram announced its "allegiance to the Caliph of the Muslims, Ibrahim ibn Awad ibn Ibrahim al-Husseini al-Qurashi," which is another name for ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This is a significant development for our ministry in Ghana because it further endangers those such as William Agbeti and his team who are carrying out The Great Commission on a daily basis. Your prayer support is greatly appreciated as well as any other support you may be led to send. While we in America read about the atrocities of the Islamic State, it is very real to those who face it daily. At times it seems overwhelming, but we remember 1 Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”



3.6.15

NBC News Interview--Iran says Israel should be annihilated

While NBC News’Ann Curry seemingly conducted a timely interview with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, the purpose from the Iranian side was to paint Israeli Prime Minister as a child killer and an obstacle to peace. The spin was in full motion for Iran to look reasonable and to discount concerns that Iran was developing a nuclear weapon. It was full of denials from the man known to shout at those negotiating with him, including Secretary of State John Kerry. Breitbat, however, reported found buried in the transcript of the interview that Zarif once again, at Curry’s persistent questioning, said that Israel “should be annihilated. That this regime is a threat.”

Zarif at first denied that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Hosseini Khamenei had tweeted that Israel should be annihilated. Then Zarif admitted to that and went on to say that the Netanyahu regime is a threat that should be annihilated. This is the story that didn’t make the headlines at a time when the US “president” is trying to convince Americans that it is all right to allow Iran to enrich uranium for nuclear purposes because the terrorist sponsoring state has given its word that it will not develop a nuclear bomb. Netanyahu says otherwise, pointing out that the deal being cooked up by the White House and negotiated by Kerry, is the very path for a nuclear Iran.

This is an example of how the fourth estate, the free press, is not doing its job. NBC has been long considered a shill for this Islamist Marxist White House, and once again is proven its reputation. All week, Iran and the US “president” have done their best to discredit the leader of the primary state at risk if Iran gets the bomb--Israel. Iran has repeatedly, along with its terrorist allies--Hamas, Hezbollah, al Qaeda, and a host of other Islamic terrorist arms both Shiite and Suni, said that Israel must be annihilated. Yet the American White House chimes in with virtually the same rhetoric trying to discredit the leader that says Iran is lying. So who is lying? 

The Apostle Paul writes about the coming end times in 2 Timothy. Verses 1-5 say, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God: Having the form of godliness, but denying the power thereof.” Does this not describe the players in this Iranian nuclear deal? It is insane to think that a terrorist sponsoring state would tell the truth, or that an Islamist Marxist “president” would know the truth. The last four words of verse 5 are: “from such turn away.”​​




3.5.15

Same talking points--Iran, PA, US president 

There should be no more telling sign on who’s side the US “president” stands when it comes to Iran’s nuclear program. Iran responded much the same way as did the US “president” to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told NBC News that Iran has no intentions of building nuclear weapons and blamed Netanyahu for the “hysteria” surrounding Iran’s nuclear quest, saying, “There may be people have concerns, there may be people who may have been affected by the type of hysteria that is being fanned by people like Mr. Netanyahu, and it is useful for everybody to allow this deal to go through." “We are very close to a deal,” he said.

Netanyahu told a joint session of Congress that the deal being cooked up by Secretary of State John Kerry and the “president” would pave the way for Iran to have nuclear weapons. He said, “To defeat ISIS and let Iran get nuclear weapons would be to win the battle, but lose the war. We can’t let that happen. But that, my friends, is exactly what could happen, if the deal now being negotiated is accepted by Iran. That deal will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. It would all but guarantee that Iran gets those weapons, lots of them.” Netanyahu enumerated Iran’s extensive network of terror sponsorship and its publicly stated goals of the annihilation of Israel and death to America.

The Iran Student News Agency reported Iran’s Foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham, in a statement, denounced as "very repetitious and boring Netanyahu's continuous lie-spreading about the goals and intentions behind Iran's peaceful nuclear program." Haaretz reported that the chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said, “Netanyahu's speech was full of lies and distortions of history and geography." Nabil Abu Rudeineh, spokesman for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, added, "There was nothing new in the speech, except for more obstacles for the peace process." The US “president” also said of Netanyahu’s speech, “As far as I can tell, there was nothing new.”

Netanyahu, whose country is most endangered by a nuclear Iran, is saying that the White House “deal” with the terrorist state would only ensure that Iran would have a nuclear weapon. The US “president,” Iran Foreign Minister, the terrorist-ally Palestinian Authority all say that Netanyahu offers nothing new and denounced Netanyahu’s speech. How is it that a president of the United States sides with known terrorists and terrorist sponsoring states against Israel, and that they all are saying the same thing? Jeremiah 9:3 says, “And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know me not, says the Lord.” THAT is true.​​


3.4.15

Prophetically losing the way



While the US “president,” playing the role of an American Haman, says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said nothing new in his Esther-like speech before a joint session of Congress, anyone who heard the speech or read its text, knows that a true leader took a bad one to school. While admitting that he did not watch the speech, the “president” responded saying, “Prime Minister Netanyahu has not offered any kind of viable alternative that would achieve the same verifiable mechanism to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon.” In reading the text, the American Haman must have missed a key segment of Netanyahu’s stirring speech. He did offer an alternative, a very practical and viable one.

Netanyahu outlined why the “president’s” deal is a bad one: “...this deal has two major concessions: one, leaving Iran with a vast nuclear program and two, lifting the restrictions on that program in about a decade. That’s why this deal is so bad. It doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb; it paves Iran’s path to the bomb.” Then offered a viable alternative: “We can insist that restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program not be lifted for as long as Iran continues its aggression in the region and in the world. Before lifting those restrictions, the world should demand that Iran do three things. First, stop its aggression against its neighbors in the Middle East. Second, stop supporting terrorism around the world. And third, stop threatening to annihilate my country, Israel, the one and only Jewish state.”

Since 2009, this “president” has been on a path to allow Iran nuclear weapons. On June 4, 2009 in Cairo, he said, “No single nation should pick and choose which nations hold nuclear weapons...And any nation – including Iran – should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.” This president, more than any other, has accelerated Iran’s “peace of Islam” nuclear program by allowing the terrorist state to negotiate while working furiously to develop nuclear capacity. His plan would allow Iran to continue its nuclear ambitions and even develop nuclear weapons with impunity after 10 years. It is insane. Unless you support Islam. 

Netanyahu ended his speech saying: “Facing me right up there in the gallery, overlooking all of us in this chamber is the image of Moses. Moses led our people from slavery to the gates of the Promised Land. And before the people of Israel entered the land of Israel, Moses gave us a message that has steeled our resolve for thousands of years. I leave you with his message today, (SPEAKING IN HEBREW he quoted from Deuteronomy 31:7-8), “Be strong and resolute, neither fear nor dread them.”” Verse 8 says, “And the Lord, he it is that go before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you, nor forsake you: fear not, neither be dismayed.” Israel will find its way with God, but has America prophetically lost its way?

3.3.15

The modern Esther story with a dangerous twist

Since the early 2000’s, the Ayatollahs of Persia (Iran) have been developing nuclear technology to advance the “peace of Islam.” During that time frame, even to this day, the leadership of Iran has stated repeatedly that they sought to “wipe Israel off the face of the map.” The United States has participated in a United Nations negotiating team of Britain, France, China and Russia to get Iran to stop its nuclear program. Until now, where the US “president” has taken it upon himself to negotiate directly with the terrorist state that has called for the destruction of both the US and Israel. These negotiations appear to be a ruse to allow Iran to continue its nuclear program under the guise of developing energy. 

On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee saying that "As prime minister of Israel, I have a moral obligation to speak up in the face of these dangers while there’s still time to avert them.” Netanyahu’s contention is that the US “president’s” solution of giving Iran a decade to enrich uranium for “peaceful purposes” gravely endangers Israel. For Iran and Islam, “peaceful purposes” very well translates to “The Peace of Islam,” meaning all nations submit to Islam. The US “president” says that Netanyahu’s visit to the US and subsequent speeches to AIPAC and Congress are a distraction to the greater issue of Iran exercising its nuclear rights.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry is basking in the glory of his new-found diplomatic BFFs (best friends forever), the Iranian negotiating team. Reuters reports that Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met for about 90 minutes on the first of what could be three days of talks in the Swiss lakeside town of Montreux on curbing Iran's nuclear program. Coming out of that meeting, Kerry warned, "We are concerned by reports that suggest selective details of the ongoing negotiations will be discussed publicly in the coming days. Doing so would make it more difficult to reach the goal that Israel and others say they share in order to get to a good deal." Israel has said it opposes Kerry’s deal.

This is a modern story of Esther with a dangerous twist. Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is playing the part of King Ahasuerus of Persia. The US “president” is Haman, the king’s servant bent on destroying the Jews. Kerry is Haman’s lieutenant. Netanyahu plays both Esther and her uncle Mordecai--both trying to save the Jews from destruction.The drama is being played out during Purim, the feast celebrating the delivery of the Jewish people from the execution squads of Haman. Esther 9:28 says, “And that these days should be remembered and kept throughout every generation, every family, every province, and every city; and that these days of Purim should not fail from among the Jews, nor the memorial of them perish from their seed.” We all must remember. Pray that the American Haman does not prevail.



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3.02.15

A prophetic type of Esther warning America 

The visit of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could very well have extraordinary prophetic impact on America. In Zechariah 12 and 13, the Lord is speaking of “in that day” which is the Day of the Lord when he has returned and is setting things right on earth. The Lord says in 12:9 “I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” Since Israel was reborn in 1948, the US has been its staunchest ally. That has changed with the current White House. Netanyahu’s visit to the US during Purim this week may be a significant prophetic warning to America against the US “president’s” support of a nuclear Iran. 

In Zechariah, both the nations of the world who come against Jerusalem and many in Jerusalem will experience the wrath of the Lord. Notwithstanding, Zechariah 12:10 says, “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as on that is in bitterness for his firstborn.” The Lord uses similar language in Isaiah, Revelation and Ezekiel 38-39. The import of Netanyahu’s visit could may be a warning to America of what is to come if she remains on her current path of supporting Iran’s nuclear intentions. 

The significance of this visit falling during the feast of Purim also has prophetic implications. Purim commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people from destruction at the hands of an evil servant of the King of Persia. The historic account is found in the book of Esther. Netanyahu’s visit to America is to block the US “president’s” support of Iran’s development of nuclear technology, which inevitably will be used for building a nuclear bomb. Iran’s leadership has repeatedly said that it aims to wipe Israel off the map. In essence, Netanyahu’s modern day mission is similar to that of Esther’s ancient one--to foil the plan of the King of Persia’s (Iran) evil servant (the US “president”) to annihilate Israel.

This White House has been excusing Iran’s nuclear development since it took office. On May 5, 2009, then White House Chief of Staff Rham Emanuel said, “Israel now faces a moment of truth--it can either acquiesce to international demands and in return have its most serious threats dealt with, or maintain the status quo and have those threats persist.” Emanuel was saying that the White House would ignore Iran’s nuclear threat, if Israel did not buckle to demands over a Palestinian state. In his June 4, 2009 speech in Cairo, the “president” said, “No single nation should pick and choose which nations hold nuclear weapons. . . And any nation--including Iran--should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.” 

The “president” is of Islam--born and raised. He knows that the “peace of Islam” means bringing all nations into submission to Islam. That is the genesis of Iran”s (modern day Persia) campaign for “peaceful” nuclear use. Netanyahu’s visit to the US to plead for Israel’s well-being during the week of Purim should be a prophetic warning to all who have eyes to see and ears to hear.


2.27.15

What can I do?

People are writing me saying that they write letters, call elected officials, attend town hall meetings, send emails, faxes and texts, but nobody is listening. Our elected officials do not receive the advice of those who elected them. So the feeling out there is helplessness. Nothing works. Nobody listens. This is true. These elected officials for the most part care about getting elected and keeping there power. Many are frustrated, even angry when folks like me say they must act. First, what can you do? You can pray, and if that’s all you can do, then pray like you have never done before. If you can do more, let’s get on it. But, we need to stop seeking political solutions, a political messiah if you will, to a spiritual problem.

As I see it, we are commanded by Christ to make disciples and preach the good news to all creatures around the world. This doesn’t mean going to a great rally, getting people all emotional, getting people saved, and then leaving them on their own to figure out their salvation. We must be willing to coach people, hold them accountable, have relationships. This is difficult. It puts us out of our comfort zone. We have to know more about the Word of God than what we have heard from the pulpit. We have to get out of what is generally being taught in the church--a self indulgent, emotional and extra-biblical concept of Christ. It is not about us, it is about the Messiah. He died for us, what are we doing for him?

Sitting in the pews thinking about what God is giong to do for us has disasterous consequences. If we were making disciples, and telling, teaching, exhorting, accounting, contending for the truth, then the nation would not be in this physical bondage and spiritual darkness. Leadership that is antichrist would not be elected. It would not survive the light. We have to ask ourselves the question: Does what we are doing here on earth matter in eternity? For that is what will be judged. What can we do to change the nation? We need to conduct heart to heart combat. Matthew 11:12 says, “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.”

We cannot make a difference in this world by disconnecting from it. We cannot make a difference in this world by asking what God is going to do for us. He already did it. He sent His only begotten Son to die for our sins that we may have everlasting life. The rest of the story is how we work out our salvation under the commandments of Christ. If we collectively were doing our job, as did our forefathers in the early days of this nation, the leadership of this nation would reflect it. We have to get outside ourselves and be effective at making disciples. But? Here is a “But” for you: But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9).” Make disciples, change the nation.



2.26.15

Lawless, arrogant, government, crisis

The foundational underpinnings of this nation, the representative Constitutional Republic, are being shaken to the core every day that this current administration is allowed to function. We the People are violated. The Declaration of Independence 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...” Do you consent to your rights to privacy, free speech, and to life being undermined by the government?

On January 26, 1830, Daniel Webster addressed the Senate, saying, “It is, Sir, the people’s government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people. The people of the United States have declared that this Constitution shall be the supreme law.”  Article II Section 3 of the Constitution states “he [the President] shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” From countless examples over the past six years, we have a lawless “president” and administration. Now, by fiat of agency, the Federal Communications Commission at the direction of the White House is taking over control of the Internet. The FCC chairman refuses to meet with Congress about it. 

A court has ruled that the “president” has overstepped his bounds in refusing to secure the borders from illegal aliens. At a town hall meeting Wednesday, he warned that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials that do not follow his illegal amnesty directive will answer to Homeland Security. He said, “If somebody is working for ICE and there is a policy and they don’t follow the policy, there are going to be consequences to it.” We are facing a Constitutional crisis in this country. An Islamist Marxist “president” is lawless, and arrogant about being so. Ourselves and our posterity are in grave danger. There is no leader to save this nation. Don’t look to man. In Christ the answer is found. But we must be willing to act.

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.” Christ gave us the principles of liberty. In John 8:36, Jesus said, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.” There is bondage of sin and bondage of man, rooted in sin. There will come a time, if it is not already, that men of God must not only pray, but act boldly to remain both physically and spiritually free. Revelation speaks of the martyrs who were beheaded for their witness of Christ. Freedom is in Christ. Your actions determine your freedom. Sin is trying to take it from you. We cannot be so heavenly minded that we are no earthly good. YOU, yes YOU, are not given a spirit of fear, but of power, and love and of a sound mind. Be DOERS of the Word. Stand fast. Act.


2.25.15

The Church should follow God not men

You have got to give credit where credit is due. These communists know how to advance an agenda. They know what they want and they go after it in an organized way. They don’t care what the facts are or who they have to lie to, they are all assigned their areas and they go after it. Communism by definition seeks to abolish all religion and all morals and replace it with government. Government becomes god; morals are defined by the government. This is exactly the way of the current White House. When it comes to foreign policy, it is directed by an Islamist Marxist agenda. When it comes to domestic policy, it is directed by a Marxist communist agenda. Everyday that agenda advances on many fronts.

Global warming, for example, is not about global warming. It is about government wealth redistribution. The science of global warming has been proven to be fabricated, yet the communists keep bullying their way to get higher taxes. On February 24, UN Climate chief Rajendra Pachauri, resigning under fabrication charges, said of global warming “It is my religion.” Socialist healthcare is another one. After implementation, there are still about the same amount of people who do not have it. But the government is collecting more taxes and redistributing a share of them to those who sign up for socialist healthcare. Healthcare has thus become more expensive and less affordable. 

Immigration is another example. The idea is to bring in as many anarchists as possible and redistribute wealth enough through education, healthcare and other benefits to get their votes. These people unknowingly may become slaves of the state, but their vote will keep the communists in power. There is another element to all this: the church. These communists have been very effective at coopting the church to believe in their social causes. Tugging on the heart opens up the purse strings. Communists in our government have become expert at getting the church to believe that God says to support their godless humanistic agenda. Communism seeks to destroy God and country. It is an ally of the devil.

So now here we are at another crossroads--the Islamist Marxist White House (puts a knot in my stomach just writing those words) has decided it is in the best interest to govern and tax the internet. It is selling it to the people with the lie of “net neutrality” and “internet freedom.” Both are antonyms for what is really about to take place. You think Homeland Security and the IRS are spying on you now, wait till this goes through--they will be snooping on everything and you will be paying them to do it. It will be soft tyranny as many will be cautious to speak their mind on what was once the last bastion of free speech in the world. The “church” should stand against such evil. Communism is humanism and godlessness. Peter and the Apostles said in Act 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” ​​​



2.24.15

​Prophetic Clock ticks as US Negotiates with Iran

Secretary of State John Kerry has been in Iran plotting behind closed doors how to make it look like Iran is never going to have a nuclear weapon. In reality, this Administration has accelerated Iran’s plans to go nuclear, risking Israel and the rest of the world to holocaust. It was Pearl Harbor Day in 2005 when then head of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency Muhammad El Baradei admitted that if Iran resumed uranium enrichment, it would have a nuclear bomb within a few months. Iran had skillfully used ElBaradei’s diplomacy to go from no nuclear weapons program in December 2004 to being just a few months from having a nuclear bomb. Diplomacy is Iran’s friend and best weapon. So it remains today.

At that time, there were no direct negotiations with the terrorist sponsoring state. Now the White House chooses to chum up to the Iranian regime, going against longstanding policy to not negotiate with terrorists. In 2005, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that “Israel and other countries cannot accept a situation where Iran has nuclear arms. The issue is clear to us and we are making all the necessary preparations to handle a situation of this kind.” Israeli Defense Force Chief of Staff Dan Halutz said he didn’t believe the diplomatic efforts of the US and Europe will be successful. Earlier in 2005, Israel’s foreign ministry told The Daily Jot that Israel would not wait to act if it believed Iran had a nuclear weapon.

John Kerry declaring “We made progress,”after being holed up with Iranian negotiators on the nuclear question should leave no one with any confidence that the world is a safer place today. AP reports that the US and Iran have moved closer to a deal where Iran can enrich uranium, but would be limited to 700 of the 2,000 pounds it takes to produce a nuclear weapon. Iran is saying it wants to produce up to 29 times that amount. Kerry is saying a deal will come some where in between. That should further send chills down the spine of any peace loving human being, unless they are loving the peace of Islam. Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon warned that such a deal would represent “a great danger.”

In December 2005, The Daily Jot reported: “So far, the Iranians have out-negotiated and have deceived the world with the help of China and Russia. Rest assured, however, that this is a crisis that has no good end because it signals the beginning of where prophecy and human events mix to form a deadly outcome.” Nothing has changed today, except Iran is far closer to having a nuclear weapon thanks to a US “president” and successive Secretary of States who side with Islam. Under the Kerry deal, restrictions on Iran could be lifted in five years. Persia, modern Iran, is cited in Ezekiel 38-39 where nations come against Israel in a colossal end time battle in which “I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel (Ezekiel 39:7).”​



2.23.15

Giuliani gets no respect, neither do Americans

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is taking heat from the leftist media and the White House for his remarks last Wednesday that the US “president” did not love his country. According to an account from the New York Post, Giuliani “doubled down” in an interview Friday. The Post reports that Giuliani claims that the “commander in chief has been influenced by communists since his youth. The Post reported Giuliani said, “From the time he was 9 years old, he was influenced by Frank Marshall Davis, who was a communist.” The Post says Giuliani also said another bad influence on the  “president” was Saul Alinsky, a community organizer whom the ex-mayor called a “socialist.”

In the interview Giuliani said, “He doesn’t talk about America the way John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan did, about America’s greatness and exceptionalism, He was educated by people who were critics of the US. And he has not been able to overcome those influences.” Giuliani also said, “Somebody has to raise these issues with the president. Somebody has to have the courage to stand up.” Giuliani criticized the “president” for paying more attention to the police shooting in Missouri, which, “turned out to be justified,” than the killings by the Islamic State. He asked, “How could you hold a press conference about Ferguson and not hold a press conference when Christians and Jews were slaughtered?”

The New York Times reported that Joe M. Allbaugh, a former Giuliani adviser who led the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the World Trade Center attacks, said he applauded Mr. Giuliani’s candor. TheTimes quoted Allbaugh as saying, “He [Giuliani] represents a lot of Americans who are scratching their heads wondering why our president—the president of the United States—doesn’t defend our culture the way he defends everybody else’s culture.” The White House was condescending and disrespectful in its response. Press Secretary Josh Earnest gave the leftist news media what they wanted in saying, “I think, really, the only thing that I feel is to feel sorry for Rudy Giuliani today.”

Many Americans have raised the same questions as has Giuliani. The response has been the same. Moreover, there are many Americans who raised such questions and have been targets of IRS audits, phone tapping, and other harassments. White House press secretary Josh Earnest is a reflection of his boss. They are 2 Timothy 3 sort of men--lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, traitors, false accusers, despisers of those that are good. This is why there can be no honest dialogue about the leadership of this nation. When someone raises a concern, they are attacked as if they are the problem. As 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”​​

2.20.15

Islam not to blame for terrorism--”president”

These are the words of the occupant of the Oval Office in his speech closing out the Summit on Countering Violent Extremism:  “[W]e have to confront the warped ideologies espoused by terrorists like al Qaeda and ISIL, especially their attempt to use Islam to justify their violence. I discussed this at length yesterday. These terrorists are desperate for legitimacy.  And all of us have a responsibility to refute the notion that groups like ISIL somehow represent Islam, because that is a falsehood that embraces the terrorist narrative.” The facts are, and the “president” must know this as he grew up with the Koran, that what al Qaeda and the Islamic State are doing are directives of the prophet Mohammad.

If al Qaeda and the Islamic State are wrongly using Islam to justify their brutality and terrorism, then Mohammad is a false prophet--his writings and commandments in the name of allah are false. Mohammad’s Koran orders Muslims to rape, torture, behead, burn and dismember those who do not follow his teachings or accept Islam. These writings are not for specific people at a specific time. They are general commandments for all infidels and all of those who will not submit to his teachings. IS, the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah, etc., are a continuation of violence conducted in the name of allah in the 1400 years since Mohammad. History proves these are accurate representatives of Islam.

Need more 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.

To say that these terrorist groups are not representative of Islam is a bold faced lie. These evil people are carrying out the same things they have been doing since Ishmael, who an angel of the Lord prophesied in 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; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.” It is impossible to live in peace with this lineage and these people, for they are the very same who are named as coming against Israel when Christ returns. The “president” seems to be saying “peace, peace, when there is no peace.”



2.19.15

How the “president” sees it--no war with Islam

The “president’s” propaganda summit on Countering Violent Extremism at least set the record straight on who we are not at war with--Islam. The “president” said in his summit-closing remarks: “So I want to be very clear about how I see it...And we are not at war with Islam. We are at war with people who have perverted Islam.” He also lumps all violent extremists together by saying that “inexcusable acts of violence have been committed against people of different faiths, by people of different faiths--which is, of course, a betrayal of all our faiths. It's not unique to one group, or to one geography, or one period of time.” Two “presidential” takeaways: Islam is misrepresented by terrorists and violence is not unique to Islam.  

His basic premise from his own words is: “Al Qaeda and ISIL and groups like it are desperate for legitimacy. They try to portray themselves as religious leaders--holy warriors in defense of Islam. That’s why ISIL presumes to declare itself the “Islamic State.”  And they propagate the notion that America--and the West, generally--is at war with Islam. That’s how they recruit. That’s how they try to radicalize young people. We must never accept the premise that they put forward, because it is a lie. Nor should we grant these terrorists the religious legitimacy that they seek. They are not religious leaders--they’re terrorists.” 

He then recognizes that while not all Muslims accept the violence of the Islamic State, most believe Islam is being picked on. He said, “The reality--which, again, many Muslim leaders have spoken to--is that there’s a strain of thought that doesn’t embrace ISIL’s tactics, doesn’t embrace violence, but does buy into the notion that the Muslim world has suffered historical grievances--sometimes that's accurate--does buy into the belief that so many of the ills in the Middle East flow from a history of colonialism or conspiracy; does buy into the idea that Islam is incompatible with modernity or tolerance, or that it's been polluted by Western values.” 

While the “president’s” view of Islam is disconnected from reality--delusional--he makes a few valid points. A little bit of truth makes a better lie. American leaders like the Clintons, Bush’s, and the “president” all seem to ignore the contextual verses of the Koran that instruct the beheading, burning to death, dismembering and torturing of those who either do not believe or will not follow Islam. The Islamic State is not perverting Islam. It is Islam. Islam’s nearly 1,400 year history of violence proves itself. To think otherwise is foolhardy. Proverbs 14:8 says, “The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.” In this case there is both the appearance of lack of understanding, and deceit.

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2.18.15

A terrorist threat of “presidential” proportions

ABC News reports that top US counterterrorism officials believe that the “president’s” program to bring Syrian refugees into the US may include Islamic State terrorists who could establish cells here to attack Americans. At a Congressional Homeland Security Committee hearing last week, National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen said, “It’s clearly a population of concern.” Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, said it would be a “huge mistake” to bring refugees from the conflict to the US. The State Department’s refugee head, Larry Bartlett, said, however, that the refugees must be allowed because “we care about others.” Government choosing emotionalism over national security.

Let us remember, however, that this problem has not developed overnight, although this “president” has ordered the breaking of immigration law and has purposely allowed porous borders inviting high risks of terrorist infiltration. In April 2006, under the George W. Bush Administration, there were massive protests against US immigration laws. The news media portrayed these protests as loosely organized, spontaneous demonstrations of support for illegal aliens organized by religious organizations, human rights groups and labor unions. Even public schools were giving students extra credit community service hours if students participated in the protests.

A closer review indicated protest organizers were communists, socialists, and liberal church organizations.  American Values President Gary Bauer investigated a bit further and found “some of the most extreme anti-American groups in the country, including ANSWER – the Act Now to Stop War and End Racism coalition. ANSWER’s steering committee includes the following organizations: the Free Palestine Alliance, the Muslim Student Association, the Party for Socialism and Liberation, and the Mexican Solidarity Network, among others.” That was April 10, 2006--nearly a decade ago.  Since then, there have been continuous reports of radicals crossing into the US and alerts that terror cell attacks are imminent.

The “president,” is bringing in Syrian refugees from the hotbed of the Islamic State to resettle in the US despite US officials admitting that their screening and vetting capabilities are far from foolproof. McCaul and leading Republicans sent a letter to Security Advisor Susan Rice saying that it is difficult to screen these people and that the government “cannot allow the refugee process to become a backdoor for jihadists.” Letters are a nice way to say “I told you so” when something goes wrong. What we need is a Congress that demands and requires the “president” to enforce the laws. Jeremiah 51:14 says, “Surely I will fill thee with men, as with locusts; and they shall lift up a battle cry against you.” The “president” probably heard this verse and thought it was a good thing for America, and there are a lot of churches who think it’s a good thing, too.



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2.17.15

Terrorist fronts guests of “president” at White House

Back in the Clinton Administration, the Internet was a growing concern. Much of the information superhighway had many red light districts as the internet was a bonanza for the pornography industry. As one of the executives who helped commercialize the Internet with security technology and the author of the first book about making the Internet family friendly, I was invited to a conference on pornography and the internet hosted by then Attorney General Janet Reno. It was amazing to me how these liberals fought conservatives tooth and nail for the rights of the pornographers, yet hold a conference about the terrible impact of pornography on the internet. The same is happening today with the Islamic State.

On one hand, the “president” is saying that the IS is not representative of Islam. On the other hand, he is saying that he believes the people in the IS-attacked areas must stand for themselves. Out of one side of his mouth, he is saying that Christians are Crusaders, knowing full well out of the other side of his mouth, his words only embolden and encourage the atrocities and hate perpetrated by the IS. To me, this is all part of a propaganda effort to hold the majority of uninformed Americans at bay while he and his minions continue their treasonous plan to destroy America. Its called plausible deniability. Just like the Clintons with pornography, this White House is saying it is against something when it is for it.

Matthew Vadum of Front Page Magazine reports that the “president” is holding a conference Wednesday called the “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.” He says that members of the anti-terrorist community “are outraged” that officials of the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) will participate. Vadum says ISB is associated with the top Islamic State propagandist who the FBI suspects is responsible for producing the hostage-beheading videos. Vadum reports: Ahmad Abousamra, who is the chief propagandist for the Islamic State, regularly attended ISB’s Cambridge mosque...His father was a vice president of the Muslim American Society of Boston. This will be the second known meeting of radical Muslims at the White House this month.

On February 5, the Muslim Brotherhood elite were hosted by the “president” ostensibly to discuss al Qaeda’s growing presence in Iraq. The Free Beacon reported that the chief Muslim Brotherhood lobbyist Anas Altikriti was present. Also present were Imam Mohamed Magid, whose Virginia Mosque offices were raided by federal agents after 9/11 under suspicion of funding terrorists, and Ashar Azeez of the Islamic Society of North America, an unindicted co-conspirator in terrorist fundraising and a Muslim Brotherhood front group. Its all things Muslim at the White House whether the “president” says he is against terrorism or not. As Jesus says in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”​​



2.16.15

A prophetic milestone--the “president” and the IS

After comparing Christians to the Islamic State (IS) at the national prayer breakfast, the occupant of the Oval Office has asked Congress for authorization to deploy combat troops to Kuwait in response to the IS, but there is a catch. In a letter to Congress, the “president” said, “Local forces, rather than US military forces, should be deployed to conduct such operations. The authorization I propose would provide the flexibility to conduct ground combat operations in other, more limited circumstances, such as rescue operations involving US or coalition personnel or the use of special operations forces to take military action against (Islamic State) leadership." In other words, “hands off” the IS’s advance.

Roll back the clock to the White House-sponsored Arab Spring when the “president” insisted on using US force to assist the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda in overthrowing Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi. On March 28, 2011, in a national TV address, he said: “In the face of the world’s condemnation, Qaddafi chose to escalate his attacks, launching a military campaign against the Libyan people.  Innocent people were targeted for killing. Hospitals and ambulances were attacked.  Journalists were arrested, sexually assaulted, and killed.” He said the US has a responsibility to mankind: “Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different.”

He used similar rhetoric in supporting the overthrow of Egypt and his attempts to overthrow Syria. IS is a product of the “president’s” Arab Spring mentality. This “president” and the IS mark a significant prophetic milestone in that the American “president” is aiding the advance of the antichrist system of Islam, a caliphate that seeks to rule the world as the next empire--quite possibly the beginnings of the “beast” empire of the end times. Its ultimate target is Jerusalem and the death of all Christians and Jews. That the same humanitarian standard is not applied to the IS as was justified on Qaddafi, Egypt’s Mubarek, and Syria’s Assad is astounding, especially when innocents are being raped, tortured, and beheaded.

While we cannot stop prophecy, we can determine our place in it. As 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...”  By assisting the caliphate-building of Islam, the US is burdening itself with Jerusalem in a bad way. Its about choice--personal and public in how we choose our leaders. Destruction awaits if America continues on this path. It starts with each of us. We have the same choice before us as did Israel in the time of Joshua--to serve the Lord, or to serve the gods of the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, etc.--which were united by Mohammad under the crescent and star banner of Islam.

2.13.15

Unconstitutional IRS must be reigned in

The federal government has collected a record amount of taxes during the time period of October 2014 through January 2015. According to the Monthly Treasury Statement, federal tax collections were a record $1.046 TRILLION during the period. Notwithstanding, the government spent $194.209 TRILLION during the period, and government spending is up 8.3% over the same period last year. So how is the government collecting so much money? Through an unconstitutional agency called the Internal Revenue Service. One of the reasons it is unconstitutional is that the IRS does not have to undergo due process to seize your money. You are guilty until proven innocent, constituting a culture of fear and bullying.

Just ask Illinois Republican Congressman Peter Roskam, who is chairman of the Ways and Means oversight subcommittee. Roskam held a hearing on IRS seizures of taxpayer money--seizures that took place without due process. Roskam said the IRS has too much power, especially when it seizes assets of taxpayers when it doesn’t have evidence of a crime. Roskam said, “The IRS doesn't have to give notice to the account-holder before seizing the assets. And the IRS doesn't have to prove that the person is actually guilty of anything — just that the account probably is involved in structuring." So we have a Congressman stating that your rights to due process are violated by the IRS. He needs to fix it.

Testifying at the hearing was Andrew Clyde, a former Seabee who served three tours in Iraq, and owns a gun shop in Georgia. His insurance would not cover losses of more than $10,000. He would therefore carry less than $10,000 when he made bank deposits. A law designed to catch drug dealers and terrorists requires that deposits of more than $10,000 must be reported. But if you consistently deposit just less than $10,000, the IRS seizes your assets and makes you prove that you are not guilty of criminal activity. AP reports that Clyde was never accused of anything illegal, yet the IRS filed a civil complaint against him and made several offers to settle the case by forcing him to forfeit large portions of his money.

Remember the IRS is the agency that was used by the White House to intimidate its perceived foes. Gun owning, former veterans and Christians were at the top of the list according to one of the first reports released by Homeland Security under the current “president.” Now before some Christians rush to quote me part of what Jesus said in Mark 12:17, “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s,” be reminded that America is not a Roman dictatorship. Also know Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” God’s law says not to covet. The IRS, as part of the government of the people, covet’s your earnings, meaning the government of the people also covets. We the people are allowing it. We are part of it. We must demand it stops. The government must live within the means of the people--not TRILLIONS beyond it.

2.12.15

Resist rationalizing the “president’s” evil

The complete mischaracterization of Christians as par with Islamic State terrorists by the occupant of the Oval Office has brought out some interesting thoughts from several Christians. Most are outraged and feeling that no one hears them when they call for the “president’s” ouster. They should never give up. The more said and demanded, the more people hear it. There are a few Christians, however, who have a concept that they can do nothing about it and that the “president” is only moving prophecy ahead faster, so he is actually working on behalf of God. Their belief is that nothing should be done to prevent him. This is unscriptural. We should resist the temptation to rationalize evil as a way to advance prophecy. 

What is our calling? Jesus instructed us in Matthew 28:19-20 to make disciples, saying, “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.” In Mark 16:15, “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Jesus said in Matthew 24:14, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Jesus’s last words before he ascended: “Ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”

Jesus gave us parables to illustrate the importance of what we do in his absence. In Luke 12:37, Jesus says, “Blessed are those servants whom the lord when he comes shall find watching.” And in verse 40, he says, “Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man comes at an hour when you think not.” There is a similar theme in Matthew 25 with the 10 virgins, ending in verse 13, “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man comes.” Following this parable is that of the talents, where Jesus tells that the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country and disperses his goods unto his servants. Those who multiplied the talents were good and faithful servants. In Luke 19:13, Jesus gives still another similar parable ending with “Occupy till I come.” There are many more examples.

We are not supposed to rationalize evil because it advances God’s plan. It is not our place. God’s plan will play out on his schedule and on his terms. We do have instruction, however, to occupy till Jesus returns; to overcome evil with good; to make disciples; to preach the gospel; and having done all, stand against evil. We are also shown by Jesus’s own parables that we must be about his business here on earth, and those who choose otherwise risk chastening when the Master returns. We each have a responsibility to Christ. It’s not what he can do for us. It’s what he instructed us to do after dying for our sins. Working out our salvation requires obedience and action, usually in the face of evil.



2.11.15

Prophetic impact--Crusaders and Islam


What many Bible scholars overlook in their postulation about end time prophecy is that there was an empire that arose out of 670 years of battles, eventually conquering the Middle East and parts of Europe after the Roman Empire. The Ottoman Empire, an Islamic Caliphate, benefitted from Muslim conquests beginning with Mohammad (circa 622) until it was officially formed in 1291. By then, Muslims ruled the Middle East, parts of Eastern Europe, and had advanced on Italy and Spain. The Ottoman Empire emanated out of Turkey, coalescing the Caliphate and uniting Islam from 1291 to 1922. It was ended with a severe, seemingly fatal blow, when Turkey became a Republic in 1922 and abolished the Caliphate in 1924.

From 1096 to 1291, seven Crusades responded to hundreds of years of Muslim attacks on Europe, threatening to eliminate Christianity from the world. Even in 1801, the Ottoman Empire’s sanctioned piracy prompted America to commission a navy to fight. The Ottomans had required ransom of what amounted to 20% of the US government’s revenue, yet were still taking our ships and enslaving our Christian citizens. Renown Crusade historian Thomas F. Madden of Saint Louis University writes: “Christians in the eleventh century were not paranoid fanatics. Muslims really were gunning for them...From the time of Mohammed, the means of Muslim expansion was always the sword.”

Madden continues: “With enormous energy, the warriors of Islam struck out against the Christians shortly after Mohammed's death. They were extremely successful. Palestine, Syria, and Egypt—once the most heavily Christian areas in the world—quickly succumbed. By the eighth century, Muslim armies had conquered all of Christian North Africa and Spain. In the eleventh century, the Seljuk Turks conquered Asia Minor (modern Turkey), which had been Christian since the time of St. Paul. The old Roman Empire, known to modern historians as the Byzantine Empire, was reduced to little more than Greece...That is what gave birth to the Crusades.”

Madden says the Crusades “were not the brainchild of an ambitious pope or rapacious knights but a response to more than four centuries of conquests in which Muslims had already captured two-thirds of the old Christian world. At some point, Christianity as a faith and a culture had to defend itself or be subsumed by Islam. The Crusades were that defense.” Prophetically speaking, the Ottoman Empire met several criteria of what could rise again as the beast empire. For example, Ezekiel 38:12 says Gog (the antichrist, emanating from modern Turkey), attacks “To take a spoil, and to take a prey.” If you are watching prophecy, keep an eye on Islam--it is an antichrist religious system and it seeks to reestablish world rule.

2.10.15

No apology to Christians from White House

Christians should be outraged that an American “president” would compare them with the atrocities of the Islamic State. No where in the Bible does it instruct followers of the one true God to kill infidels, to torture them, to cut off their heads, fingers and toes, to terrorize them. No Christian is instructed by the holy scriptures to do any such thing. The Koran, however, and the example of the false prophet Mohammad, explicitly instructs Muslims to torture and kill those who do not believe in Mohammad and allah, the false god of Islam. Yet the US “president” equated the atrocities of Islam with Christians at the National Prayer Breakfast, a Christian prayer gathering. Have you called for his ouster yet?

The “president” said, “We see ISIL, a brutal, vicious death cult that, in the name of religion, carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism  -- terrorizing religious minorities like the Yezidis, subjecting women to rape as a weapon of war, and claiming the mantle of religious authority for such actions.” He recounted other Islamic atrocities and said, “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” Of course, he pointed out the terror against the Yezidis, and mentioned nothing about what the Islamic State has done to Christians in the region. Apparently, he thinks Christians deserve it.

That would be the conclusion drawn from Deputy Press Secretary Eric Shultz who unapologetically justified the “president’s” remarks saying that Americans must be accountable to our values: “So the President believes that when we fall short of that, we need to be honest with ourselves and look inward, and hold ourselves accountable...Again, I think if you look at the entire text of the remarks, you’ll see how well suited they were for that audience and that setting....I’d refer you to his speech earlier this year at the United Nations General Assembly, where he spoke very compellingly about...us living up to our own values and our own principles.” Americans fell short of our own values during the Crusades? Huh?

The Crusades were in response to the Islamic Ottoman Empire conquering the Middle East and taking vast amounts of  Europe as it sought to establish a worldwide Caliphate--the rule of Islam, the peace of Islam--throughout the known world. They were slaughtering Christians and Jews then as they are now. If not for the Crusades, it is possible that all of Europe would be under Sharia. Christians had to fight Islam or be overtaken by it. Just as it is today. Americans need to wake up and remove their “president” and any who believe like him, otherwise they will face the same consequence. As a judgment on Babylon in Jeremiah 51:14 says, “Surely, I will fill thee with men as with locusts; and they shall raise a battle cry against thee.” You heard the battle cry at the National Prayer Breakfast by the leader of the locusts. No apologies.​




2.9.15

The Enemy Within

Congress, the US Supreme Court and the American people are faced with one of the greatest threats to the American way of life since the Civil War with a “president” that is dedicated both politically and religiously to fulfilling his campaign promise of remaking America. His latest attack on Christians by comparing them to Crusaders and equating them to the atrocities of the Islamic State Caliphate should awaken all Christians that the spirit of the antichrist dwells among us and is set to steal, kill and destroy a nation that has become so law abiding that it cannot recognize unlawful acts done in the name of the law, nor has it had the will to remove the usurper from his rage of destruction. 

It should have came as no surprise that this “president” would embolden Islam with a comparison of modern Christians to Crusaders. That is what they call us and for a president of the United States to send that signal to the Islamic State, it brings justification to the atrocities that they are committing on the instruction of their holy book--the Koran--and the false prophet Mohammad. As one of the “president’s” first acts, he distorted the history between Islam and America during his foreign policy speech in Cairo, Egypt on June 4, 2009. He stated, “I know, too, that Islam has always been a part of America's story. The first nation to recognize my country was Morocco.” He then cited the Treaty of Tripoli.

This treaty, and others, were signed by President John Adams in 1797 to prevent the Islamic Barbary Pirates from Moroccan-sanctioned piracy of American ships and the enslavement and ransom of American citizens. By 1801, after continued piracy and ransoms paid, President Thomas Jefferson founded and commissioned the US Navy specifically to stop these raids. There were two wars, then and later in 1815, to end the ransoms and piracy of the Ottoman Empire (Islamic Caliphate)-backed pirates. This distortion of history by the current US “president” in 2009 is even more punctuated with his remarks comparing the new Islamic caliphate to Christians. He is delusional and anti-Christian.

Congress, the Supreme Court and the American people must demand this usurper’s ouster to save the nation. He has: placed the full authority of the United States behind a Muslim Brotherhood plan to overthrow governments across the Middle East; supported Islam to the expense of Israel; placed Muslim Brotherhood operatives at high levels within our government; actively supported Islam which has repeatedly declared itself an enemy to all Americans; put us trillions of dollars in debt; socialized our economy; and has taken us down a path of moral, spiritual, and economic destruction. He is an agent of Islam. He is the enemy within. Galatians 6:7 says, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” His harvest is nearing and it is one of tares and tears for all.

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2.6.15

“President” offends Christians at Prayer Breakfast

Reverend Franklin Graham summed it up in part on Facebook: “Many people in history have used the name of Jesus Christ to accomplish evil things for their own desires. But Jesus taught peace, love and forgiveness. He came to give His life for the sins of mankind, not to take life. Mohammad on the contrary was a warrior and killed many innocent people. True followers of Christ emulate Christ—true followers of Mohammed emulate Mohammed.” He was talking at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday about how the “president” compared Christians to members of the Islamic State in the atrocities they have committed.  Prior to ripping into Christians, the “president” welcomed “His Holiness the Dalai Lama.”

The “president” said, “We see ISIL, a brutal, vicious death cult that, in the name of religion, carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism  -- terrorizing religious minorities like the Yezidis, subjecting women to rape as a weapon of war, and claiming the mantle of religious authority for such actions.” He recounted other Islamic atrocities and then said, “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” In the same context, he went on to imply that Christians were targeting other faiths in India. I know that Christians are persecuted in India, by none other than--yes, you know--Islamists.

The “president” was trying to make the case that men do terrible things in the name of religion, and they often do not truly represent that religion when they do them. In comparing Islam and Christianity, a little bit of truth makes a better lie. Yes, there were and are wrong-minded people who conduct evil in the name of Jesus Christ. But nowhere in the Bible does it instruct followers of Jesus Christ to kill those who do not follow him. Jesus said in Matthew 5:44, “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” He gave us a new commandment to love one another as he has loved us. 

This is a stark contrast to the writings of the false prophet Mohammad who said in 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." These are just two examples of how Islam is instructed to handle Jews and Christians. The “president’s” remarks are extremely offensive. This “president” attempts to justify Islam at every venue. He was born and raised an Islamic Communist, no matter what he said to get elected.



2.5.15

Your Cheapened American Citizenship

The occupant of the Oval Office met with six young illegal aliens who would have been deported under the law save for his unilateral executive action to bypass the law and allow them to remain in the United States. He told reporters that he thinks it is wrong to deport these illegals and that he would veto any legislation that would prevent them from remaining in the country, saying “And I’m confident that I can uphold that veto.” Meanwhile, Senate Republicans suffered another defeat by not gaining a large enough majority to send a bill to the White House that would say no to the “president’s” breaking of the law. They had 53 votes when 60 are needed by Senate rules. Your citizenship is cheapened.

The “president” made the case that these young people must stay in the country because they are just like every other American. He said, “The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would have these six young people deported. I think thats wrong. I think most Americans would think it was wrong if they had a chance to meet with these young people. Legislation is going to be going to the Senate that again attempts to try to block these executive actions. I want to be as clear as possible. I will veto any legislation that got to my desk that took away the chance of these young people who grew up here and who are prepared to contribute to this country, that would prevent them from doing so.”

While these so-called “DREAMers” may be very similar to the “president,” whose birth on American soil by American parents has been questioned repeatedly, and he was raised in Islamic cultures by communist parents, step-parents and grandparents, these illegals and the “president” are not “like every other American.” Americans born and raised in this country did not break the law to get here, and they are not breaking the laws to remain here. The “president” said, “And so often in this immigration debate it's an abstraction and we don't really think about the human consequences of our positions.” How ironic that he considers breaking the laws for what he thinks is right has no human consequences.

The Bible is very clear about sojourners. It says not to vex strangers and to treat them hospitably. But it also says in Exodus 12:49, “One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourns among you.” This is repeated in Leviticus 24, and Numbers 9. It is the basic concept of all law, and the foundational principle of the laws of free societies. Article II Section 3 of the US Constitution requires the President to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” This “president” has acted above the law and refuses to accept the laws of Congress. Your citizenship is cheapened. Proverbs 28:4 says, “They that forsake the law praise the wicked.” I guess we know where we stand.


2.4.15

Separation of church and state, Islamic style

Separation of church and state is gaining a lot steam these days. The Islamic State, the new Islamic Caliphate, burned alive in a cage a Jordanian pilot, what Reuters reports as a form of killing that is “considered despicable by Islam.” All of a sudden it is revealed the religion that enslaves women and children, is an extensive dealer of drugs and human trafficking, cuts off limbs, buries people up to their waists and stones them to death, beats people to a pulp with whips, and beheads men, women, and children who do not agree with Islam, is now against burning someone alive. Such humanitarians these, people! All over the Middle East, Reuters reports, even IS supporters are saying it crossed the line.

Reuters reported, “King Abdullah cut short an official visit to the United States on Tuesday. In a televised statement to the nation, he urged national unity and said the killing was a cowardly act of terror by a criminal group that has no relation to Islam.” Jordan promptly hanged two Islamic State Islamists--one a woman already sentenced to death for terrorism, and the other a man, sentenced to death for his leadership in al Qaeda. The Jordanian pilot’s father said, “I want the state to get revenge for my son's blood through more executions of those people who follow this criminal group that shares nothing with Islam." So separation of Islam and Islamic State apparently rests on a method of killing. I’m not kidding. 

This is the way it is with Islam. There is always some contradiction that gives plausible deniability that this act or that one is associated with Islam. The clerics always point to the “peace of Islam” and how Islam is a peaceful religion. It is if you agree to submit to its brutal system of Sharia Law and make no waves, living you life in fear of upsetting someone. Because if you do, there is aplenty in the Koran to make sure what ever you do has severe and inhumane consequences. In 2012, an Islamic husband killed his wife because she bore him a daughter when he wanted a son. In 2013, an Islamic father burned to death his wife and injured his three daughters because one daughter wanted to marry for love.

American politicians often point out that everything bad about Islam is not representative of Islam. But we have to have the discernment of Jesus on these things. He said in Matthew 7:15,16, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.Ye shall know them by their fruits.” Indeed, a system that uses a book written by a false prophet and separates its morals from its actions at will using such a book is a huge contradiction. And politicians that parrot this dialectic are their allies. The US “president” for example, said the Islamic Jordanian pilot represented “universal human values that stand in opposition to the cowardice and depravity of ISIL.” There is nothing in Islam that represents universal human values.



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2.3.15

Connections

This will be my last Jot about football or the Super Bowl for a while. Thank you bearing with me. The Super Bowl in Phoenix was a great experience. I know from many that they do not like football or what they perceive it represents, but I must say that it isn’t the game, its the people. Football provides an opportunity for wonderful ministry work, as I have stated repeatedly. And I must say that there are few venues that galvanize families, friendships, communities and even the nation more than does football. During the week, there were many stories--those of reunion with friends or family or classmates; stories of great enthusiasm and joy; stories of success--all surrounding football.

Many emotions were experienced by folks during the game itself. There was a father-son duo sitting in the row below us. They were Patriots fans, the young son, especially so. He was so excited during the first part of the game. Then, as the momentum switched to the Seahawks, he was na bit more subdued with his team trailing by ten points. Then the seven-minute mark, and Quarterback Tom Brady started picking apart the Seattle defense with short passes in the flats. The young man came to life. The Patriots scored and he was standing up and leaned over his father and hugged him over and over again. Then the Patriots went ahead and father and son were celebrating together.

Walking out of the stadium after the game, there was a young boy all of about eight years old. He was wearing a Seahawks Russell Wilson jersey. His dad was clad with a Seahawks hat and shirt. The boy’s head was buried in his dad’s arms as they stood in the middle of walkway. He was crying because his team had lost and the father was comforting him. There were other storylines on the field. Seahawks receiver Chris Matthews hadn’t caught a pass all season. A year ago, he was working at Foot Locker. Sunday he caught four passes for 104 yards and a touchdown. Patriots Malcolm Butler was an undrafted free agent rookie who tried out for the team in May. He made his first interception--the game winner.

Sitting at the airport on the way home Monday morning, I was able to talk to several people--folks like you and me--who caught up with family and friends during Super Bowl week. A young man who came to see his Dad who was a pilot. They watched the game together. A lady whose friend she hadn’t seen for years asked her to her at the Super Bowl. She is a Christian and loves football. She is also the owner of large defense contracting agency. Her 83 year old mother will be moving in with her in March. So many stories. So many connections. So many Christians from many places who believe in the character and leadership football develops. “For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. (Ephesians 5:30)”​​


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1.30.15

To whom much is given

This week we have been exploring the positive side of the sport of football, which I believe is the greater game. When a sport is so popular that one event is watched by hundreds of millions around the world, there is a responsibility. The Lord says in Luke 12:48 says, "But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more." There is a lot for all of us in this verse not only for when we are considering life, but also when we are considering the sport of football. 

Part of the reason why so many harshly judge the sport of football is the undeniable immoral, illegal and/or unethical acts of some of those associated with the sport. Others judge the sport based on how some people idolize the players and the game. But it isn't the sport of football that brings evil upon society. It is the condition of the human heart and all that entails that brings shame upon most things that are also very good. When we see a handful of players consumed with sex, violence, and other incorrigible acts, it is easy to judge that such a sport cannot be good for anyone. Is it fair and right, however, for football to be held accountable for the shameful actions of some who are associated with the game? 

Yes. To whom much is given, much is required. When a player beats a woman or a child, he must be held accountable. When a player commits suicide, a question must be asked if there is any way to prevent it. If there are questions about safety, ways of protecting players from unnecessary risk must be addressed. For the future of a sport that has so much influence in society, leaders in the sport must recognize the power of the negative as well as the benefit of the positive. In each of these cases, the NFL has been a leader in society in developing state of the art solutions to the challenges that improve all of society--sometimes slower than the media or others demand, but eventually getting it right.

I have had the honor to work with mighty men of God in addressing many of these issues. We have worked to establish a new personal conduct policy where playing football is considered a privilege, not a right, and there are not only harsh penalties for domestic violence, but also preventative education reaching down to the youth level for all players. There are former players working as Ambassadors teaching youth, current and former players about character and professionalism. Counter to what's being reported, many at the NFL understand the sport's influence on society and take that responsibility very seriously. The idea is to use the sport of football to teach and instill character and leadership in those who play the game--for the greater good of society. We work to change men a heart at a time because to whom much is given, much is required.



1.29.15

The influence of a good coach

Last night, a taxi cab driver was telling me that Phoenix expects an additional 1.5 million people during this week because of the Super Bowl and a golf tournament. It is amazing how many people show up to sporting events. Think about it. Sports impacts hundreds of millions of people. Football alone, impacts millions. Some 1.1 million kids play high school football each year. That filters to about 66,000 who play in college, and then less than 300 make it to the NFL. According to Michigan State, a high school player has a 1 in 6,000 chance of making the NFL. From youth football through high school through college, football influences millions of our youth to become leaders, citizens, and parents. 

There are valuable life lessons in teaching and coaching football, a sport that is the microcosm of life. You get knocked down. You get back up. You face physical and mental hardship in just preparing to play the game. Practices are long and hard. You develop a work ethic where you do the best you can on every given opportunity. If you take a play off, you get burned. And even if you give your best, you may not make it as a starter. Just like in life, there are no guarantees. Those who play the game come away with a life experience that teaches them how to cope with pressure, adversity, difficult people, folks of different color, creeds, walks of life, motives, agendas, strategies, tactics and a myriad of other life trials.

Good football coaches understand the value of football. Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll in The Briefings Interview said, “To me, what we’re talking about is working to be your best. And it doesn’t matter whether you are a football player, a business person, a dad or a mom or somebody’s big brother. You can be great at doing that if you work at it and if you apply yourself and compete to be that. I’ve found that the mentality translates anywhere I go and to whomever I’m talking to. I’ve visited with military officers, Special Forces groups, and it makes sense to them too, because we’re all working to find our very best.” Many of the best coaches are Christian men who transfer Biblical ideals in their body of work.

I find it amazing that football coaches make disciples everyday. Christian football coaches can be the biggest purveyors of Matthew 28:19,20--The Great Commission--”Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.” Imagine all the people that could be impacted by the pulpit if pastors could transfer the ideals of glorifying God similarly to how football coaches transfer the values and life lessons of football. The word of God would be taught directly with enthusiasm, repetition and accountability to make doers of the Word rather than hearers only. Never underestimate the influence of a good coach, or of a good pastor--in many cases, they are the same--just in different ways.


1.28.15

Amazing platform

It is really quite impressive as you walk through the Super Bowl preparation. There is sponsor after sponsor lining the closed roads in downtown Phoenix, Az around the Convention Center. There is media from around the world. There are families holding hands walking down the sidewalk. There are the players giving their wisdom about game prep. Behind the scenes, there is preparation for news conferences, security, moving people from one venue to another and so one. There is a bustle going on that is unprecedented except for once a year in this particular event. Either you love it or hate it. But I can say this without hesitation: it is an amazing ministry platform.


Yes, I have heard about the human trafficking that occurs during the Super Bowl. Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” It is not football’s fault that there is human trafficking. I know personally that the NFL works extensively with local law enforcement against it. And yes, there are players and people associated with them who say and do the wrong things, represent the wrong morals, set bad examples. But having worked with many of these young men over the years, I know that there are many, many more who are standout examples of the very types of role model that you would want for your children and grand children.

Over the years, I am sure most have heard that the majority of professional football players die younger, go bankrupt more, are divorced more often, are unemployed at a higher rate than the public, commit suicide more and are arrested more than the general population. These “facts” are simply not true. I know, I conducted an extensive investigation to find where these myths came from and what were the actual statistics. I found that these myths were made up in an off-the-cuff conversation overheard by a reporter and then were reported and embellished over and over again. Truth is arrest rates are lower, divorce rates are lower, employment is higher, suicide rates are lower, and former players actually live longer than men in the general population.

You don’t normally hear about the good guy. He is boring to report about. You don’t hear about my friend Eddie who snatches kids out of the jaws of drugs and crime and mentors them to be all they can be; or my friend Aeneas who brings folks of diverse backgrounds together and helps rebuild homes in the inner city of St Louis; or James who has a group of men he holds accountable through his phone calls and prayers; or Curtis who talks to high school athletes about college and unashamedly preaches Christ; or a hundred more men who learned how to live their lives, or change their lives so they can change others because of the sport of football. It’s not all bad; it’s an amazing platform. And there are many who are using that platform to make disciples of Christ. We are seeing it here during Super Bowl week in Phoenix.​

1.27.15

Historians pinpoint football’s origin in the Bible

Isaiah 22:18 says of the judgment of the evil servant Shebna, “He [The Lord] will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country.” Commentaries agree that Shebna was in the hands of the Lord like a ball in the hands of a strong man, and would be hurled out of his place--thrown at a great distance by a strong arm. Park H. Davis wrote what is known as the first history of football in 1911--”Football: The American Intercollegiate Game”--where he wrote: “This allusion, slight as it may be, is sufficient unto the antiquary to indicate that some form of a game with a ball existed as early as 750 years before the Christian era, the epoch customarily assigned to the Book of Isaiah.” 

Davis chronicles the development of a football-like game played by the Greeks and the Romans through 28 BC. Davis writes: “...among the first acts of Augustus after settling his right to succeed his great uncle, Julius Caesar, was to demand a revision of the football rules.” Davis quoted Julius Pollux circa 100 AD in describing the game played in Rome: “The players divide themselves into two bands. The ball is thrown upon the line in the middle. At the two ends of the field, behind the line where the players are stationed, are two other lines, beyond which these two bands endeavor to carry the ball, a feat that can not be accomplished without the pushing of one another backward and forward.” Davis says this game, eventually called Calico, was played throughout Italy after the fall of Rome through the Middle Ages and into 1898. 

Football teaches life lessons, galvanizes communities, and promotes diversity where men are defined not by the color of their skin, but the content of their ability and teamwork. It is the game of leaders as characterized by President Dwight Eisenhower: “Morale--the will to win, the fighting heart--are the honored hallmarks of the football coach and player. Likewise, they are the characteristic of the enterprising executive, the successful troop leader, the established artist and the dedicated teacher and scientist.” Presidents who played football include Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Ford, and Reagan--in contrast to the current “president” who says he wouldn’t allow his son, if he had one, to play football.

NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent says, “The lessons of football--character, leadership, tenacity, and perseverance--are qualities that every one believes to be important to achieving excellence. The value of football inspires the very things that we want to see in ourselves as we experience life and pursue happiness and success. In a day when some are clamoring that the risk with football is too great, we believe that the risk is far greater to an America without football.” Those of us who use football to teach character and leadership see the value not only to young men in their overall development, but to a society in remaining strong and vibrant.

1.26.15

The ministry and the greater game

The Daily Jot recently celebrated its 13th anniversary. At the fourth year mark in 2006, we embarked upon a journey to develop young men by transferring Christian character and leadership skills for them to apply in their lives. In this part of our ministry, we used the sport of football. The development of the Frederick County Christian Eagles program was unique in many ways. The program was primarily for home school and private school boys who did not have opportunities to play football. We also accepted public school kids on a case by case basis. Our approach was so unique and successful in transforming lives that the Lord saw fit to expand this character building ministry to a larger stage--the NFL. 

Many of the character and leadership objectives I employed as Head Coach and Athletic Director of the Eagles were refined by further development in conjunction with former NFL players who had a heart to assist the young men coming into the NFL with their character and professional development. Today, the Lord is served by many of these men who are ambassadors and mentors to those who are struggling with their inner selves as they strive to become the leaders and role models not only expected by the public, but as exhorted by the Lord. While many Christians dismiss football as an American idol and like to point out all the wrongs of it, there are many dedicated Christians within the sport who love the Lord and are trying to make a difference in the lives of the lost or those who are working out their faith. 

For all the stories about the few guys that are doing the wrong thing, you may not hear or read about the thousand that are doing the right thing--or about the several that are mentoring those very people making the headlines in a bad way. There is ministry going on. There are many out there who are teaching, coaching, and mentoring young men from youth football through college and during their professional experience. The overwhelming majority of football players are pillars of their communities, leaders in their jobs, excelling in life and helping others to do the same. They, and their families, can speak to football’s value in forging the qualities of tenacity, teamwork, integrity, respect and excellence.

NFL Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent--a dedicated Christian--says, “These are characteristics that every parent desires to see in their children. They are the ingredients of a prosperous and thriving society.” Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” At The Daily Jot, football is one way to train up young men to be of strong character, leaders and productive citizens--the greater game. I know there are many who disagree. In the next few days, however, I would like to write about my observations from Arizona at the Super Bowl. If you don’t like football, please bear with me rather than unsubscribe. You may be glad you did.



1.23.15

Prophetic significance of King Abdullah’s death

While Saudi Arabia has on the outside looked like a kingdom that was at peace with Israel, on the inside it bred and evangelized one of the most radical sects of Islam--Wahhabism. It persecuted Christians and Jews. It controlled the world’s oil market. It was the mixture of Islamic wealth and modernism with the archaic medieval brutality that serves as the foundation to Islam. Religious freedom, women’s rights, freedom of speech, and other freedoms--all the things that undergird liberty were not found in Saudi Arabia as they are not found in the Koran. Saudi Arabia is the home of Mecca, Islam’s most “holy” city. The leaders of the world bowed to its king. King Abdullah’s death has prophetic significance.

The things we see on the surface are not always what is real. For years, the Western media has speculated on the secession plan for the inevitable. Questions arise about oil production and the type of Islamic conservatism that would come in the aftermath of Abdullah’s death. There have been rumblings of rebellion and the King’s troops brutally bringing such rumors into submission. The Sunni kingdom saw Shiite Iran as its rival. And while it may appear that Saudi Arabia allied with the US and Israel, Abdullah was more likely using these nations to hold in check his Persian rivals rather than having any friendly ties. Remember, Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of al Qaeda. There are no allegiances to non-Islamists.

Ezekiel 38 describes the colossal end time battle where Gog, the chief prince of Magog (modern Turkey), leads a coalition of Islamists against Israel. Included in that group is modern Iran (Persia) and parts of Saudi Arabia. 38:13 says, “Sheba, and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshis, with all the young lions thereof, shall say unto thee, Art thou come to take a spoil? hast thou gathered thy company to take a prey? to carry away silver and gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great spoil?” Ancient Dedan and Sheba are located in what is now Saudi Arabia. The Ismaelites mentioned as enemies of Israel in Psalm 83 are also considered to be from the regional area of Saudi Arabia. 

Abdullah’s death brings some uncertainty to the region. Already oil prices have risen. Coincidentally or not, the Islamic State has called for Islamists in Saudi Arabia to rise up against the kingdom. Reuters reported in November 2014 that IS leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi said in a speech, “O sons of al-Haramayn (Saudi Arabia)...the serpent's head and the stronghold of the disease are there...draw your swords and divorce life, because there should be no security for the Saloul (a derogatory name for the Saudi leadership)." Certainly, the prize of the new Caliphate is Mecca. Those who watch prophecy would do well to keep an eye on Saudi Arabia, the Islamic State, and Iran in the months ahead.

1.22.15

Islamic killing in France a repeat of history

In February 2006, Muslims around the world were rioting.  In Indonesia, over 300 protestors stormed the European Union embassy.  In Gaza, Palestinian gunman scaled the walls of the EU offices, closing them until further notice. Some 400 Islamic students burned the French and Danish flags in Pakistan.  Angry Muslims threatened to kidnap French, Spanish, Danish and Austrian citizens.  Islam is boycotted businesses associated with the European Union.  And several EU countries recalled their diplomatic corps to avoid threatened violence in Islamic nations. What ever could have sparked such a chain of events?  A cartoon of founder of the Islamic cult, Mohammed, originally printed in a Danish newspaper. Sound familiar?

The militant reaction to a Danish newspaper printing several cartoons of the prophet Mohammed was only inflamed as newspapers in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Austria and others followed suit and reprinted many of the cartoons.  One of the cartoons showed Mohammed with a bomb strapped beneath his turban. Back then it seemed as though the European newspapers were fed up with Islamic militancy and were making the point that they can print what they want in the name of freedom of speech.  But the enraged Muslims saw blood because it is considered blasphemous to make images of the prophet Mohammed—as if they needed an excuse to rape, pillage and kill. Sound familiar?

That the militant cult becomes outraged when the European free press makes a point through satire is no novelty. The killings in France by Islamists are part of a continuum of violence. The 2005 Islamic riots across Europe, after two boys, who thought they were being chased by police, were electrocuted when they hid in a high voltage box, were just the beginning of many a problem Europe faced with its fast growing Islamic population. Mark Steyn, a syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal wrote in 2006 that Islamic countries are having babies at a rate four to five times that of Europe, which is in a population decline.  And Islam is moving into Europe as the fastest growing immigrant population.

Steyn predicted that within the decade the European population will be more Islamic than European and that riots in the streets will be commonplace.  By 2006, Europe had taken in 20 million Muslims and in Britain more Muslims attend religious services each week than do Christians.  In Jeremiah, the Lord speaks of the Babylonian judgment where an immoral society is desolated.  Europe and the United States have a lot of Babylonian characteristics. The Lord says in Jeremiah 51:14, “Surely I will fill you with men, as with locusts, and they shall lift up a shout against you.”  Locust often meant Ishmaelite, the forefathers of the Islamists, because they consumed the land like locusts and moved on. Time to turn to Christ and his salvation.

1.22.15

The Tipping Point

I often wonder at what point in a man's mind or heart that he decides enough is enough and takes drastic action to change his circumstances.  My grandfather seven generations back, David Wilson, fought in the American Revolution.  I wonder what was the tipping point where he decided to drop what he was doing, pick up his hunting rifle and aim it at an occupying British soldier.  I wonder, even though there is much more written about the subject of the Pilgrims, at what point did my grandfather 14 generations back, William Bradford, decide enough was enough and he braved all danger to life and property to actually get on the Mayflower and help begin this great journey called America.

One afternoon in Atlanta, I had the opportunity to have a late lunch with Dr. Alveda King, daughter of slain civil rights leader A.D. King and niece of the more famous civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.  Alveda was very involved in the civil rights movement as a young girl who lived through both the influential men in her life dying for their cause.  I asked her what she thought was the tipping point that made her father and uncle say that enough was enough and began the movement for equality and justice for blacks.  She said she really didn't know--that it seemed that the righteousness bubbled through the layers of self preservation and it couldn't be suppressed any longer.

Throughout the history of the United States, great men have made great decisions that had great consequences.  Their causes would never had materialized without others, with lesser name or status, catching the vision and moving with the leaders.  So the question I am asking Americans today is:  What is your tipping point?  Is it American lives dying for a false cause of Islamic democracy?  Is it that our brave warriors are dying for those who appreciate it so little that they won't give us badly needed oil to lessen our pain on behalf of their freedom?  Is it, or will it be, utility bills, fuel bills, food bills that can no longer be paid, or even the lack of food in our bellies?  What is the tipping point where Americans will take back America?

Christian Americans are quick to excuse themselves with a quote from Romans 13:1, which says, "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." They say that we must go along with our rulers because the Bible says so.  But they don't understand that in America, we choose our rulers.  They are a reflection of us.  And if they are leading us down the path of destruction, we the people, must stop them and change the course.  So again, what is the tipping point America?  Will you wait until you belly is so empty and you are too weak, or will righteousness soon boil through the fleshly comfort of your self preservation?

1.21.15

Civil rights crisis

Ten years into the greatest socialist onslaught of modern American history--four from the previous Bush Administration and six from the current Administration--America faces its greatest civil rights challenge since Martin Luther King, Jr., took to the streets in the 1960’s. And no less of an effort will it take to change a country badly in need of not only statesmen, but also patriots who believe by virtue of God’s evangelical plan upon America, it is worthy to be saved. Unlike 50 years ago, this is not only about race equality, although that still plays a role, but rather it is about the rights of every citizen, regardless of race, to pursue life based on the right and just provisions of the Constitution.

Every American citizen is under extraordinary and historical attack by the federal government. The national debt is over $18 trillion--that’s roughly $57,000 for every man, woman and child. The government will own you, your property and your future if this is allowed to continue. Many have called and written their representatives, only to be ignored. Many others, indoctrinated by “Rapture Theology”, believe that it is not their concern because America is flawed and God will rapture them out. Either way, the net impact is a government owning the people rather than serving the people. The people must arise or their civil liberties--their guaranteed civil liberties--will be forever locked in the vault of government malfeasance.

In 1623, Mayflower Pilgrim William Bradford, a devout Christian man, rebelled against his government by deeding ownership of land to the people. The debt to the Mayflower financiers was paid in a fraction of the time. Bradford wrote, “The failure of this experiment of communal service...proves the emptiness of the theory of Plato and other ancients...that the taking away of private property, and the possession of it in community, by a commonwealth, would make a state happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God. For in this instance, community of property was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment which would have been to the general benefit and comfort.”

This government is undoing the system of freedom established by our founding Christians. It is breaking longstanding laws of God and by doing so, will replace your food with a diet of tyranny. The question is: Will we rise up as the people of God we are or will we submit to this tyranny, enslaving generations to come? Will we, as Galatians 5:1 compels, “Stand fast in the liberty by which Christ has made us free” or will we succumb to an evil that intends to destroy this nation of Christians? History will judge our generation. History, I do not fear. I do, however, fear my account which will be judged by God Almighty, especially those of us who know the truth and were found wanting. 

1.20.15

The scales of color and character

On August 28, 1963, Baptist minister Martin Luther King, Jr., stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC and proclaimed: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This is a very Christian principle. In Acts 10, the Apostle Peter received a vision from the Lord that showed him “What God has cleansed, that call not thou common.” This means what Peter said in Acts 10:34, “Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.” The fiery words used these days to describe leadership in government are often characterized as racist, when in effect they are born of truth.

Part of the problem is that many people believe that when criticism is aimed at people of a certain race or ethnicity that it indicates racism. Certainly, God only knows the heart of the person leveling the criticism. But before the race card is played, perhaps those hearing the criticism should investigate the veracity of the charges. Another Biblical principle is that “the truth shall make you free.” Former President Bill Clinton grabbed some headlines years ago when he said that words have meaning and that we all need to mind our words when passionately arguing our positions. But then, he went on to imply that anyone disagreeing with the current regime was akin to the Oklahoma City bomber. Character matters, right?

Indeed, supporters of the occupant of the Oval Office often characterize criticism as racism. Further, if one passionately disagrees with his agenda, it is not only racists, but also an act of sedition. And one step more, if one disagrees because of a belief that the leadership is ungodly, then you are considered a possible religious terrorist. Case in point: Time columnist Joe Klein on April 18th’s, “The Chris Matthews Show” said that “sedition” is defined as “a revolt or an incitement to revolt against established authority.” He then all but accused Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck of sedition. Klein further said that racism and fears about the economy were motivators of the criticism.  

Truth is: Both of our most recent presidents reflect poorly on American Christians. Both George W Bush and the current “president” believe there is more than one way to heaven. Both pressured Israel to split its nation in two parts, giving land to proven terrorists. One took a hard public stand against abortion, but did nothing to stop government funding of Planned Parenthood. The other continues to open the floodgates of abortion and calls blessings onto Planned Parenthood. There are many other examples where America’s leadership has been weighed in the balance and has been found wanting.  Character has no color or political party. Our standards should reflect those of God, then so would our leadership.

1.19.15

The scales of color and character 

On August 28, 1963, Baptist minister Martin Luther King, Jr., stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC and proclaimed: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” This is a very Christian principle. In Acts 10, the Apostle Peter received a vision from the Lord that showed him “What God has cleansed, that call not thou common.” This means what Peter said in Acts 10:34, “Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.” The fiery words used these days to describe leadership in government are often characterized as racist, when in effect they are born of truth. 

Part of the problem is that many people believe that when criticism is aimed at people of a certain race or ethnicity that it indicates racism. Certainly, God only knows the heart of the person leveling the criticism. But before the race card is played, perhaps those hearing the criticism should investigate the veracity of the charges. Another Biblical principle is that “the truth shall make you free.” Former President Bill Clinton grabbed some headlines years ago when he said that words have meaning and that we all need to mind our words when passionately arguing our positions. But then, he went on to imply that anyone disagreeing with the current regime was akin to the Oklahoma City bomber. Character matters, right?

Indeed, supporters of the occupant of the Oval Office often characterize criticism as racism. Further, if one passionately disagrees with his agenda, it is not only racists, but also an act of sedition. And one step more, if one disagrees because of a belief that the leadership is ungodly, then you are considered a possible religious terrorist. Case in point: Time columnist Joe Klein on April 18th’s, “The Chris Matthews Show” said that “sedition” is defined as “a revolt or an incitement to revolt against established authority.” He then all but accused Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck of sedition. Klein further said that racism and fears about the economy were motivators of the criticism.   

Truth is: Both of our most recent presidents reflect poorly on American Christians. Both George W Bush and the current “president” believe there is more than one way to heaven. Both pressured Israel to split its nation in two parts, giving land to proven terrorists. One took a hard public stand against abortion, but did nothing to stop government funding of Planned Parenthood. The other continues to open the floodgates of abortion and calls blessings onto Planned Parenthood. There are many other examples where America’s leadership has been weighed in the balance and has been found wanting.  Character has no color or political party. Our standards should reflect those of God, then so would our leadership.



1.16.15

Obeying God rather than men 

The federal government has become too big and too powerful bringing into jeopardy the freedoms of every man, woman, and child in the United States. While this statement is nothing new to informed conservatives trying to fight the good fight against the revocation of inalienable rights, it is good to spend a bit of time on why this is happening. It begs the question of how government agencies act with force beyond what the law provides. The answer is found in what is called Administrative Law--the body of law that governs the activities of agencies that establish regulations and rules to govern. In essence, these agencies assume the authority to legislate without Congress. This is a threat to your very existence. 

We often wonder how things get so out of hand--how your religious free speech, for example, can be curbed by agencies who will not allow the presentation of the Ten Commandments, or a business making its own determination whether to do business with people it doesn’t want to do business with. Or how about the IRS or the DEA having the authority to confiscate your property, seize your bank accounts, essentially prevent you from the Constitutional right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness without due process? Another would be the legal assumption that you have no right to privacy while driving on public roads. All these things are a result of unconstitutional agencies taking legislative license.  

In September, Columbia Law School’s Philip Hamburger wrote an article entitled, “The History and Danger of Administrative Law.” He says, “That danger is absolutism: extra-legal, supra-legal, and consolidated power...The Constitution carefully barred this threat...we should no longer settle for some vague notion of “rule of law,” understood as something that allows the delegation of legislative and judicial powers to administrative agencies. We should demand rule through law and rule under law. Even more fundamentally, we need to reclaim the vocabulary of law: Rather than speak of administrative law, we should speak of administrative power—indeed, of absolute power or more concretely of extra-legal, supra-legal, and consolidated power. Then we at least can begin to recognize the danger.” 

This administration has taken administrative law to levels never seen before--unilaterally determining regulations on socialist healthcare; government control of the internet; spying on Americans; practicing soft tyranny with impunity. It’s as if this government is daring anyone to stand up to its unbiblical and often evil intent, just so it has the opportunity to show its absolute power. This, if left unchecked, will eventually lead to citizens such as you and me being faced with moral choices to follow our faith and be heavily persecuted for it, or to bow down to this socialist/communist version of a replacement for God. As Peter and the Apostles said in Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” I know what me and my house will do.

1.15.15

Is it what we have been waiting for? 

House Speaker John Boehner made a passionate plea against the occupant of the Oval Office using illegal authority to unilaterally change immigration law. The Speaker, in leading passage of several amendments to a Homeland Security funding bill, sought to reverse the “president’s” intent to make lawbreakers citizens. Boehner’s efforts passed by a 237 to 190 margin. The “president” says he will veto the bill, even if it means shutting down Homeland Security. His socialist Democratic Party members are outraged that Republicans would take a “full-force assault on immigrants,” as put by Progressive Caucus (translate: Communist) member, Sheila Jackson Lee. A showdown is eminent. 

Now you will have all the scare tactics, fear mongering and race baiting coming out of the rich Capital Hill woodwork. The Progressive Caucus (named so because it is politically incorrect to have a caucus named the Communist Caucus) wants anarchy to undermine the country, hence allowing illegal aliens--people who started their journey in the United States by breaking the law--to become citizens. This is also the “president’s” position. At the same time, when they have repeatedly claimed that Islam is a “peaceful religion,” they are now saying that Islamic terrorist attacks like the one in France make it even more important to fund Homeland Security.  

There is a double edge to this sword. Homeland Security is a huge bureaucracy dealing with the problem of Islamic terrorism in the US. It’s approach is to spy on all of us, to oppress all of us, to police all of us in order to keep a handful of Islamists from killing us. At the same time, the “president” has prevented Homeland Security from enforcing border security laws, thus allowing an untold number of Islamic terrorists to cross into the US undetected. What appears to limit Homeland Security’s mission is the politically-correct notion that it cannot profile or target Islamists or other communist malcontents in its efforts to fight terrorism. The Progressives are happy with both edges of the sword. It suits their goals.  

Boehner has set a path for compromise and the opposition is digging in. Americans gave an overwhelming victory to Republicans during the last election to oppose this “president” and effectively repeal much of what has been done to ruin this country during his time in office. That means results. Boehner is not proven until he is successful. Trying isn’t doing. There are more fronts to attack--legal, criminal, civil--this “president” has violated the Constitution with impunity and all avenues should be employed to hold him accountable. Just as the servant who buried the talent instead of multiplying it. Jesus said in Matthew 25:30, “And cast ye the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness.” These leaders govern by the consent of the people. Accountability begins in our house.​

1.14.15

That freedom thing 

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 political correctness and tolerance? It defies common sense. It goes against that freedom thing.​

1.13.15

Reversing the prophetic decline of America

America has been my homeland and home to my family for nearly 400 years, half that time at the same farm in Ohio. It has been personally difficult to watch the decline of this country from a God-fearing, neighborly, common sense, moral and ethical society to one that is careless, immoral, nonsensical, and God-less. While this decline began decades ago, and some would argue that the nation never was right (I don’t agree), the acceleration of this slide has been astronomical since the occupant of the Oval Office usurped the Constitution and gained control amid a general population that chose color over character. Our prophetic destiny may have been forever altered.

America’s leadership, which, quite frankly, is a direct result of the voters, has routinely stepped across the line into darkness. This “president” has used our patriotic soldiers to assist in establishing a shadow imperialist Islamic Marxist caliphate. It is amazing just how quickly a nation turns based on one aggressive leader with many minions in place. The remarks of California Senator Diane Feinstein about domestic terrorism were very telling. She said, “I think there are sleeper cells not only in France, but certainly in other countries and, yes, in our own. This calls for vigilance...Hopefully, we can be more active in terms of doing those things which enable us to find terrorists, see who they’re communicating with and to track that.”Overall, that statement sounds good--that we need to be vigilant to identify terrorists. That, however, is not what she said. She said that the government should be more active in finding terrorists, see what they are communicating, and track them.

That means increased spying on American citizens. That means that those who consider religious freedom a right, those who believe the Constitution when it says the right to bear arms “shall not be infringed,” and that our right to be secure in our persons and personal effects “shall not be violated,” are enemies to the government’s philosophy. Even more troubling is that the government sees law abiding Christians more a threat than Islamists whose very holy book espouses the overthrow of nations that do not submit to Islam.

This is what happens when citizens of a free nation focus on the material things of life, on their so-called rights of equality, on what’s in it for them, rather than putting God first. Leadership, social mores, natural affection and rightness with God fall hard and bring the nation into a miry pit. It is the prophetic destiny of those who turn their back on the Lord, a nation that returns to the bondage of sin. As Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and not be entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” The founders of America came out of the very type of persecution they sought to put away in a new nation. Now, we face it again at the hands of an overreaching government. Have we returned to the vomit? We must reverse this prophetic decline by being the light we are called to be.

1.12.15

Terrorist cells in the US

The ranking minority member of the Senate Intelligence Committee believes there are terrorist cells in the United States similar to the one that attacked a French media outlet, killing over a dozen people in revenge for printing cartoons about the Islamic prophet Mohammad. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-Ca) told CNN, “I think there are sleeper cells not only in France, but certainly in other countries and, yes, in our own. This calls for vigilance...Hopefully, we can be more active in terms of doing those things which enable us to find terrorists, see who they’re communicating with and to track that.” Feinstein seems to ignore that her party’s White House has refused to secure the US borders, allowing such infiltration.

While some 40 world leaders were marching with thousands of others in unity in France against Islamic terrorism, the occupant of the Oval Office snubbed the event by staying home to watch the NFL playoffs, according to the UK Daily Mail, sending lame duck attorney general Eric Holder instead. Holder also skipped the rally, but appeared on several US morning television shows. The Daily Mail wrote: “The US was represented at the march only by Jane Hartley, the American ambassador to France who is unrecognizable to most Americans, let alone the rest of the world.” The “president” is often immersed in symbolism to show compassion, this however, would have been a show against Islam. 

The march in France, whether the US showed up or not, would never have had to occur if France would have secured its own borders against Islam--a mistake soon to likely reveal itself in the US. No matter how many world leaders gather on the public stage to stand arm in arm and sing Kumbaya against Islamic terrorism, the reality of the Islamic brutality will not subside. Islam is a political system that uses religion to marshall its forces to bring others into submission to it. Islam, wherever it is, is incompatible with and an enemy to freedom. Look at the heads piled up wherever it goes and anyone with any sense can see that it is not a religion, let alone a religion of peace.

France is an example of what happens when so-called “peaceful” Muslims are allowed to colonize a Western democracy. The radical elements grow stronger as the population “settles.” The same is happening in America. The American “president’s” Islamist Marxist worldview sees America as something so degenerate that it must be “remade.” The “president” was not born or raised in America. He is a hireling not a shepherd. As Jesus says in John 10:13, “The hireling flees, because he is an hireling, and cares not for the sheep.” Many would also depict the “president” as a ravening wolf in sheep’s clothing. Either way, there are likely terrorist cells in the US--many in the high places of spiritual wickedness.

1.9.15

Prophecy Clock--US now arming Iranian militias 

The bizarre foreign policy of the United States just keeps getting worse. Bloomberg reports that the US has been inadvertently arming Iranian Islamists who are fighting the Islamic State. This comes on the heels of the occupant of the Oval Office’s end-of-2014 proclamation that Iran could become “a very successful regional power” and that he could see the US reopening an embassy there. That the White House is allowing the arming of America’s enemies is extremely alarming, but it is nothing new. Since this “president” took office, US tax dollars have been routinely spent on arming Islamic terrorists, likely dating back to before the White House-inspired Arab Spring revolutions in 2010.

Rewind to June 15, 2011, when the White House presented a 38 page report attempting to justify the war in Libya. The “president” made a humanitarian case for offensive military action in Libya. House Speaker John Boehner informed the “president” that he would be in violation of the War Powers Act and the Constitution if the war did not end by June 17. US involvement in the Libyan war continued through October 2011. The “president” claimed that he was within his authority to continue the war without Congressional approval. It was revealed that US tax dollars were used to fund al Qaeda operatives to overthrow the Libyan government--many of those operatives had been fighting against US soldiers in Iraq.

It didn’t stop there. The “president” continued funding revolution throughout the Middle East, using the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda as proxies in attempts to overthrow Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and Syria. The Syrian effort became even more muddled as the White House was once again caught sending US arms to al Qaeda-linked “rebels” to oust the Assad government. Then entered the release of Abu Bakr al-baghdadi from an Iraqi prison and the training of Islamic insurgents in Jordan, who eventually united with Bakr to form the Islamic State (IS). Then the “president” made a big show of “bombing” the IS, but in reality it became stronger and is a stronghold for international terror and barbarism.

Now, Bloomberg reports that Ambassador Jim Jeffrey, the US envoy to Baghdad from 2010-2012, confirmed that the Iraqi government has been transferring US weapons to Iranian Islamists for years. White House spokesman Alistair Baskey said the administration did not “have any reason to believe” such transfers were occurring. Here we have a US “president” arming the enemies of America and of God with impunity. The prophetic impact is enormous as these are the traditional enemies of Israel who are being armed and strengthened by US tax dollars and US leadership. Consequences? In Zechariah 12:9, the Lord says that in that day, “I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.”

1.8.15

Islam in France coming to America?

A law passed in 1872 prohibits the French Republic from taking a census of its citizens’ race or beliefs. In 1922, the French government allowed the building of the Great Mosque of Paris. In the 1960s, France allowed the immigration of Muslim males for work-related purposes. In 1976, France passed a law allowing Muslim “immigrants” to settle in the country and bring their families from abroad. In 2002, the French Council of the Muslim Faith was established by the government, allowing extreme Islamists to anchor their power. By 2005, Islamists were rioting in the streets. The Islamic population in France is the largest in Europe, estimated by the CIA at 4.7 to 7.7 million, up to 10% of the population.

It should be no surprise that the new year starts with a terrorist act in France from the “religion of peace.” This is what happens when Islam is accommodated and is allowed to grow in a Western nation. As in accordance with the Muslim Brotherhood plan for North America, France is finding first hand that Islam will destroy “your miserable house” from within. The Islamic model in France is the same colonization and settlement model that is currently being carried out in the United States. The lack of security on the borders and the support of Islam in the halls of government by the sympathetic Islamic Marxist in the White House has accelerated the Muslim Brotherhood plan in North America. 

The cause and effect is not so subtle. America’s leadership has quietly resettled Islamists through “political asylum” and “refugee” programs. Dearborn (Mi), Minneapolis (Mn), Houston (Tx), and many other cities are examples. Minneapolis Islamists were enough in majority to elect their very own congressman, Keith Ellison, a Sunni Muslim and disciple of Louis Farrakhan of the radical Nation of Islam. Over a decade of wars with Islamists produced hundreds of thousands of Islamic immigrants. The State Department has announced plans to resettle hundreds of thousands more in 2015. At the same time, the Islamic population in America is being recruited to fight against America by joining the Islamic State.

In practicality, the leadership in America has bowed far too often to Islam, saying that Islam is a religion of peace and that allah and YHVH are the same. This is spiritual adultery. The first commandment is: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. America, settled as predominantly a Christian nation has become a nation of many religions and beliefs. The consequences of such, especially when leaders are elected who allow the enemies of God and country to colonize, are similar to Jeremiah 51:14, “Surely, I will fill you with men, as with locusts: and they shall lift up a battle cry against you.” Verse 51 says, “We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame has covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the Lord’s house.” Indeed, France, too, was once devoutly Christian. 

1.7.15

Beware of a new communist “Christianity”

A marriage between a new communist revolution and a radical brand of Christianity combines the traditional communist viewpoints on Biblical truth, which is to be abolished, with a new Biblical narrative that dismisses the Biblical text in deference to what its leaders call existentialist integrity. It is a communist revolution wrapped in the cloak of a new Jesus used to indoctrinate a young generation toward communism. This radical viewpoint questions the motivations of the 10 Commandments, for example, and depicts Jesus as a supporter of slavery, ownership of women, and a hypocrite. It is a humanistic view of the Bible being taught in some of America’s most revered seminaries such as Princeton.

Professors of Theology Mark L Taylor of Princeton and Cornell West of Union Theological Seminary are founding members of the Revolutionary Communist Party, led by Bob Avakian. This “party” has organized and fomented much of the Ferguson, Mo., and New York City protests against police brutality. Unlike communist efforts of the past, which attacked all religion, this movement is embracing a new context of the Bible, saying, for example, that the truth of Biblical creation in Genesis is evolution. This movement is calling for the overthrowing of America and blames the ills of society and of the world on the old Christianity, which its new “Manifesto” holds responsible for reversing socialism.

The maifesto reads: “...in the “vacuum” created by the reversal of socialism and accompanying setbacks for communism, and with the continuing, and even heightening, depredations carried out by imperialism—with all the upheaval, chaos, and oppression this means for literally billions of people throughout the world—there has been a significant growth of religious fundamentalism and its organized expression in many parts of the world, including among the desperately oppressed. Imperialist marauders and mass murderers, and fanatical religious fundamentalists—the former more powerful and doing greater harm, and in so doing giving further impetus to the latter, but both representing a dark veil, and very real chains, of enslavement and enforced ignorance, reinforcing each other even when they oppose each other.”

In a three-hour presentation at Riverside Church in New York City, Avakian called for the overthrow of the US government, saying that Osama bin Laden and the Islamic State could never imagine the atrocities committed by American government. He pointed out that the current “president,” Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic Party were allies in the Revolutionary Communist Party’s struggle. The mixing of this radical doctrine with a new Christianity, sometimes referred to as the Black Prophetic Movement among other names, is a horrible deception. Jesus Christ--the real one, not the communist one--said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Deception is in many pulpits, this is one of them.

1.6.15

Do the right thing

Congress is about to move into full gear after an election where Americans flat out rejected the ultra-leftist agenda of the Islamic Marxist occupant of the Oval Office. The American people gave Republicans an overwhelming mandate to end illegal immigration and to overturn socialist healthcare, but don’t expect much over the next two years. So far, the Republicans have not learned how to use their power to oppose this seemingly unbreakable spiritual hold over Washington, DC and reestablish right thinking and actions. That’s pretty hard to do when you are committed to playing the game rather than doing the right thing. 

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.” There is no liberty apart from Christ, and while you can find plenty of lip service about Christ on Capital Hill, the actions are much harder to come by. Ephesians 6:11-13 says, “Put on the whole armor of God, that ye 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 ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” 

Congress, especially the majority of Republicans, seems to have forgotten how to suit up and stand. They have allowed Islamic prayer in the House; they have bought into playing the game of separation of church and state (it was never meant to take God out of government, but government out of God), and they seem to have forgotten who elected them and why. It is what often happens when they step out of their home district and into one of those “Members Only” elevators at the Capital--the flesh and blood is far too often controlled by the principalities and rulers of darkness of this world. These folks need not only our constant admonition and accountability, but also our prayers that they do the right thing.

House Speaker John Boehner is getting some token opposition to his job. While this opposition may not remove him, it may well be successful in some form of accountability. Notwithstanding, Boehner is too much into playing the game rather than doing what is right. For example, the GOP wants a deal on the Keystone pipeline to bring energy to the nation, but to get that deal, GOP leaders may give in to the “president’s” wrong-minded approach to the scientifically false man-made climate change. Similarly, Republicans say they want to fight illegal amnesty, but they are unwilling to defund Homeland Security to do it. We need Congress to adopt Godly principles to run this nation. Only then will they do the right thing.

1.5.15

The debate about Israel and America

There seems to be an ongoing debate among Christians in America as to whether America is the new Israel or new Jerusalem and whether the blessings and cursing in the Bible associated with Israel are also for America. Books written as fiction, but quote the Bible are adding to the discussion. Over the years, if you are involved in Christianity long enough, you will hear a lot of things taught as fact, but they are often only the opinion of the teacher. Moreover, there are, as Jesus says in Matthew 24:11, “Many false prophets (meaning in Greek/Strong’s Concordance: one who in God’s name teaches what is false) who shall rise, and shall deceive many.” So how do we discern? How do we know what to believe?

One must become a student of the Bible and understand it in its context. To answer the question of whether the blessings and cursing written in the Holy Scriptures regarding the behavior of God’s chosen people also apply to America, it is all about context. Many teachers say that those things spoken of about Israel are only for Israel. It occurs to me that if that were the case, then Jesus the Messiah, would have been only for Israel. Jesus was a Jew. He fulfilled prophecy given to God’s prophets, who were certainly not Americans nor “Christians.” This logic, however, we know is flawed because Christ came to give us all life everlasting, the gift of salvation. We also know that the Gentile is grafted in with the Jew.

The Bible is the one and only true word of God. God may be speaking to Israel, or giving specific instruction to specific people, but the Bible serves as a guidebook for us all. Deuteronomy 28, for example, is the blessing and cursing specifically directed at Israel for either obeying or disobeying the Lord. These are consequences, good or bad, for the people of Israel. In their context, however, they are the laws of the Lord God. These laws, these principles, are universal and if your nation or you, yourself, disobey them, there will be natural consequences. They specifically applied to Israel, but they also apply to all of us. Do the 10 Commandments only apply to Israel? Does Jesus’ instruction only apply to the disciples he is speaking to?

The more you study the Bible in its context--that is, not cherry picking the verses you like and ignoring the ones you don’t like--the more you will find the truth in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” The problem comes in when man uses a little bit of scripture to promote his own belief. This is how doctrines of man are developed and over time are taught as if they are written in the Holy Scriptures. My opinion, Israel is Israel. Jerusalem is Jerusalem. America is neither. But the entirety of the Bible is our most tangible instruction on life, how to live it, the blessings of obedience and consequences of disobedience--for both the nations and the people living in them.

1.2.15

Way of the world, or way of the Word?

The Daily Jot began nearly 13 years ago with a simple mission: to use current events to equip and encourage people to evangelize the word of God. You may not always agree with what the Daily Jot has to say, but there may always be something in it to talk to others about or to take action. Some just get angry or don’t want to think about the way events are shaping up prophetically or the way they are having an impact on society. We, as Christians, cannot afford to ignore the world around us. The issues will not go away if we look the other way. In fact, when Christians are not engaged with their family, their community, their state, their country, everything goes the way of the world, not the way of the Word.

Jesus said in 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: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” He said in Mark 16:15, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” 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?

If you receive The Daily Jot, you are hearing and you are being sent. You are called to action. You have current event to use to share the Word of God. As written 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.”  James 1:25 says, “But whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.” As Jesus said in Matthew 5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

It’s not always easy. Many people find sharing the word uncomfortable in this day and age. But we are not charged to be comfortable, but to take up our cross and follow the Lord. That means it’s not chocolate and roses, or rolexes or checks in the mail or nice cars or whatever material things modern preachers are preaching about. It’s not really about you or me. It’s about Jesus and him being preached. 2 Corinthians 8-13 says, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsake; cast down, but not destroyed...We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.”  So let us speak boldly as we ought to for if you are reading this you are equipped and encouraged to do so.

12.31.14

2014--the prophetic impact of America

There is not a place in the Bible that literally mentions the United States of America. No doubt that many with Hebrew blood have migrated to America from the Middle East, but America is not the replacement for Israel. Israel is Israel and Jerusalem is Jerusalem. The Bible is a Middle Eastern book, written from a Middle Eastern perspective. Notwithstanding, since the settlers at Fort Caroline, Jamestown, and Plymouth, America arguably has been the bellwether of Christianity and a stalwart light to the world of hope and faith in Jesus Christ. America has played and is playing a pivotal role in prophecy historically reaping the blessings of faith and now beginning to reap the consequences of its falling away.

Leadership is so very important. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.” While America’s leadership began its decline away from God long before this current day, the past six years have seen a precipitous fall from God and his righteousness. The past year was even more accelerated. It seems to have come in two forms--foreign policy against Israel and the consequences in the US. The leadership, which has taken a decisive turn toward the enemies of God by supporting, aiding and abetting the wicked and barbarous Islam, has brought America into a time and place of reckoning.

From support and training of what has become the Islamic State throughout the year to the recent capstone of the occupant of the Oval Office’s declaration that Iran could become “a very successful regional power” and that he could see the US reopening an embassy there, a decisive shift in US foreign policy should have become obvious to even the ignorant or low-informed. A keystone in Judeo-Christian eschatology is the nations that are traditionally Islamic come against Israel in the Day of the Lord. Persia, which is modern day Iran, Libya, and Ethiopia (modern Sudan) will follow Gog of Magog, chief prince of Mesheck, and Tubal, which are regions in Turkey to a colossal end time battle with Israel.

The wake of American leadership supporting the enemies of God has created mass killings, beheadings, persecution of Christians, and Jews. Additionally, there is a spirit of division and destruction within our nation. We have experienced individual instances of Islamic terrorism, civil unrest, an influx of every type of undocumented alien crossing our unsecured borders, financial and economic stress, and continued immoral desensitization of just about every debauchery known to man. These are prophetic as well. There are many consequences to turning away from God as found throughout the Bible. America is in the midst of them. They are warning us to repent and turn our hearts to the one true God. America had immense prophetic impact in 2014, and is experiencing the promises associated with that impact.


12.25.14

Why Christmas?

As we gather together with family and friends on Christmas day, there will be some who say it is a pagan holiday, others who want to honor the Lord, and still others who just want an excuse to celebrate and enjoy. But do we really know what we are celebrating?  According to various accounts of the origin of the Christmas holiday, Christmas coincides with the traditional celebration of the Roman commemoration of the pagan god Saturn, called Saturnalia, which began on December 17th.  This festival lasted seven days until December 24th.  On December 25th, the Romans celebrated the birthday of what they called the “unconquered sun.” December 25th also corresponds with the beginning of winter solstice.

Pagans celebrated at a similar time a festival called “Yule,” which lasted from late December to January.  Yule logs were made in the honor of Thor, the god of thunder. This festival consisted of 12 days of drinking, eating and partying.  As Northern Europe became more and more Christian in the 900’s, the pagan celebrations and Christmas seemed to integrate.  To this day, Scandinavian countries call Christmas “Yule.”  Christmas appears to have been established when the Catholic church combined the pagan sun festivals with the birth of Jesus, justifying the integration that the rebirth of the sun was symbolic of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Protestants rejected Christmas during the reformation and the 1600’s.  In fact, Pilgrim leader and governor of the Massachusetts colony William Bradford did not ban Christmas as history revisionists like to promote, but Bradford held that those who said it was against their consciences to work on Christmas should not be playing in the streets when others were going about the colony’s work. Early Protestants believed that no one knew the exact date of the birth of Jesus Christ.  They also knew that the Catholic Church had celebrated Christmas during the same time of traditional pagan festivals. Out of favor in the late 1700’s, Christmas was revitalized in the 1840’s after Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” became popular.

It is likely that Christmas falls no where near the actual birth date of Jesus Christ.  It is just like a strategy of satan to confuse people with a counterfeit so closely aligned with pagan festivals.  But perhaps it is good and proper that Christians celebrate this day even if it is only the symbolic birth of Christ, who while He lived had no place to lay His head and in his death no one remembers his real birth date.  For one day of the year at least, we are reminded of Him who the Apostle John described in John 1:9, ”That was the true Light which gives light to every man coming into the world.”  May the one true Light of the world shine from your heart on this day and every day.

12.24.14

A time to be bold

There is no religion other than Christianity that causes such division around the world.  A friend of mine said it is because Christianity is real.  It reaches to the depth of the soul.  There is no other faith that gives freedom of choice.  There is no other faith that does not require works to get into heaven.  There is no other faith that treats truth as an absolute. There is no other belief that depends on the mercy of its god, but is given total assurance of salvation by simply a step of true faith.  And there is no other faith that requires only an acceptance of Jesus Christ as personal savior as the sole means for attaining everlasting life.

And Jesus is the stumbling stone.  I was listening to a secular radio program while driving into town the other day.  The morning announcer was saying that Christians, such as himself, should not be afraid to say Merry Christmas and stand up for their beliefs.  A caller identified himself as an evangelical Christian.  He said that Christians should not be afraid to speak of the true meaning of Christmas, which to him was all about grace and love and mercy.  In his three minutes on the air, this evangelical did not once mention Jesus Christ.  The announcer reminded the caller that he missed the entire reason for Christmas—Jesus Christ coming to give salvation to all who receive Him.

Herein lies the rub with Christians.  Many evangelical Christians have become uncomfortable saying the name Jesus Christ.  I’m not sure how you can evangelize without mentioning Jesus because, sooner or later, it comes down to whether a person accepts Jesus as their personal savior.  A missionary friend of mine said he once visited a church in San Francisco with a non believer.  The service had lively worship, contemporary preaching and they baptized a young man in the name of all that is good and just and righteous.  In a discussion afterwards, the non-believer found it strange that Jesus was never mentioned in the service.

In Matthew 10:32 thru 37, Jesus puts it on the line.  He says, “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.  But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.  Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.  For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.  And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.  He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.” Be bold in Jesus.

12.23.14

A time for light

Irrespective of when Jesus Christ was born (many put his birth in September instead of December) or when he was conceived of the Holy Spirit (which could have been in December), the light of the world entered. 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.” John 1:4, 5 says, “In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shined in the darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” There is so much strife in the world right now. From the Middle East to the Americas, it seems that events are turned upside down and what makes sense is not embraced and what is senseless is celebrated. The world needs light.

From December 16-23 this year Chanukah is celebrated. It is called the “Festival of Lights.” On sundown last Tuesday, the first candle was lit on the chanukiah, a special kind of menorah. Each night another candle is added until all eight have been lit. This celebration commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple after it was under Antiochus IV who ordered pigs sacrificed to Zeus and forced the Jews to bow down and eat pig meat. A small group of Jews rebelled and regained control of the Temple in 167 BC. In purifying and rededicating the Temple, pure oil needed to burn through the menorah continuously, but there was only enough pure oil for a day. It took eight days to purify the remaining oil.

Miraculously, the oil lasted for eight days until the new oil for the Menorah was made ready.  Henceforth, the eight-day celebration was declared. The only Biblical reference to Chanukah is in John 10. Jesus was in the Temple in Jerusalem, during the "Feast of Dedication," or Chanukah (John 10:22-30). The Jews asked him if he were the Christ. Jesus replied: “I told you, and you believed not: the works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me. But you do not believe because you are not of my sheep...My sheep hear my voice, and I know them and they follow me...My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand...I and my father are one.” 

Herein, we have the Light of the world in the Temple during the Festival of Lights. It was the season of celebrating miracles, and light that overcomes the world systems. We see today that the world system is darkness. There are many who feed this darkness. And someday, another one as like Antiochus IV will rise up from that darkness and try to overcome the Light in the Day of the Lord. Jesus the Messiah will defeat him. Meantime, Jesus said in Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world...Let your light so shine before men...” Like the Chanukah oil, holy and dedicated to Him, and like the Chanukah candles, the light in us will not be overcome by the darkness of this world!

12.22.14

A time for honest dialogue and truth

We are all part of the human race. While some have different cultures and different skin colors, we are all human. Prejudice and bigotry have no place in a Christian society. The Lord says in 1 Samuel 16:7, “for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” Man seems to see and characterize others often by their appearance, or man often judges another by the content of his own heart. Have you ever been accused of something that you never considered, yet the accuser (you find out later) does exactly what he accused you of doing? Unfortunately, far too often judgments are made that are counter to peaceful and righteous living.

It doesn’t help when a man of color is placed in the White House promising to be a uniter and he ends up being a divider. Instead of words of encouragement, reconciliation and unification, he has been the lecturer, the avenger, the user of words that justify actions against one another. This should not be. It is a wasted opportunity. We can debate the politics of it. The right and wrong of it. But without trust, truth, and honesty, there is no end to what I would call cultural bias, what others would call racial bias. But I must say, as Christians--one to another--we are not called to hate. 1 John 4:12 says, “No man has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.”

Indeed, perhaps too many incidents have happened, too many mouthy baiters and haters pointing fingers at those who do not harbor such accusations in their hearts, too much water has flowed under this bridge. But we owe it to ourselves and our God to try to find ways to shine the light of Christ on situations where hate and animosity grow unabated like a viral disease. There is a need for outreach, dialogue, discussion. There is also a need for accountability--consequences. There is a need to forgive, to repent, to assist, to understand, to cross the line, to hold the line, to not jump to conclusions, to know the facts, to seek the truth. In truth, there is freedom. All too often it is difficult to face, but liberating in its sight.

When we read stories about how a Black muslim executed two policemen (an Asian and an Hispanic) to avenge the deaths of two Black men, it is grievous. Moreover, it appears that there is a war against police in America and it was incited, at least in part, by the Attorney General’s and the “president’s” words and lectures. As Christians, we can play a role in all this by showing the truth of Christ. Through Christ, a difference can be made. Those responsible should be held accountable, not only to the law, but to society. For the rest, we must somehow navigate through the politics and the cultures and the rage to, as Christ 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.”

12.19.14

The brutal law of the New Caliphate

The new caliphate, the Islamic State (IS) has released its revised penal code for ruling the world. Herein evidence once again that Islam is neither of God, nor is it peaceful. Those who say that allah is the same as YHVH are in the very least ignorant, and in being so, deny the foundational premise of Christianity found in John 14:6 when Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” There is no connection between the God of the Bible and allah, which is the antithesis of the God of the Bible. Many could use the Koran itself, and its sharia law, to prove that if allah and YHVH were the same, then God would be against himself.

The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) translated a document detailing the (IS) penal code was released on the Jihadi Media Platform forum (alplatformmedia.com) on December 15. "Clarification [regarding] the Hudud [Koranic punishments]" included a list of crimes and their respective punishment according to the shari'a. According to MEMRI, IS “published the document as a warning and a reminder to the people living under its rule. It also reaffirmed its commitment to enforce it vigilantly. The document begins with various Koranic verses emphasizing the need for Muslims to adhere to the shari'a, while noting that those who do not follow it are considered unbelievers.”

Crimes with death sentences are: Blasphemy against Allah; Blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad (even if the accuser repents);  Blasphemy against Islam;  Adultery: (Stoning until death in cases where adulterer was married and 100 lashes and exile if he or she were unmarried); Sodomy (homosexuality) (Death for both the person committing the act, and the one receiving it); Spying for the unbelievers; Apostasy; Murder; Murder and stealing (both death and crucifixion). Some lesser crimes include 80 lashes for drinking alcohol or slandering. Stealing as part of banditry will result in cutting off the right hand and the left leg. The crime with the least amount of punishment is terrorizing people, for which one will be exiled.

Islam is a death culture incompatible with freedom and representative government. This is clear by the way it administers government and law. This is what Christians are faced with in Syria, Iraq and other places in the Middle East where this satanic cult is allowed to prosper. No matter what anyone says, this is the face of Islam. It is what is being taught in mosques across America, and in Palestinian schools in Israel. It is what lays deep inside true Muslim believers. There is no way to be part of Islam and not escape what Islam is. It is in black and white in the Koran, and it is as evil and brutal as anything on earth. Allah is not the same as YHVH. The Koran is the antithesis of the Bible. 

12.18.14

Cuba & the White House--When Communists convene

My son and I were just talking the other day about how it seems that many Americans just don’t understand the Cold War, the terrors of communism and the oppression it causes. We are less than a generation removed from President Ronald Reagan’s famous June 12, 1987 speech where he stood by the Berlin Wall and said, “General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Did you know that communism during the 20th century was responsible for the deaths of over 100 million people? 

Communism, like Islamism, is one of the most divisive and deadly forms of government known to mankind. Communism attempts to void society of God by causing its people to worship the state, which becomes the provider of all things needed to survive. It is rooted in the ideal that there should be no religion other than the state, that morals and prosperity and creativity must emanate from the state. Two years after Reagan’s speech, the Berlin Wall was opened to travel for local residents, reuniting families who had been separated for decades. The wall was torn down by the end of 1990 during the collapse of the Soviet Union and communism in Europe. 

In that same speech, Reagan said: “The totalitarian world produces backwardness because it does such violence to the spirit, thwarting the human impulse to create, to enjoy, to worship. The totalitarian world finds even symbols of love and of worship an affront. Years ago, before the East Germans began rebuilding their churches, they erected a secular structure: the television tower at Alexander Platz. Virtually ever since, the authorities have been working to correct what they view as the tower's one major flaw, treating the glass sphere at the top with paints and chemicals of every kind. Yet even today when the sun strikes that sphere--that sphere that towers over all Berlin--the light makes the sign of the cross. There in Berlin, like the city itself, symbols of love, symbols of worship, cannot be suppressed.”

When the occupant of the Oval Office determines that he will normalize relations with Cuba, he is supporting and rewarding totalitarianism. Cuba, and its dictators the Castro brothers, are among the last strongholds of Soviet-era communism. It is also aligned with Iran, which many may not commonly know. The “president” is comfortable with this ilk of evildoers because of his political philosophy and upbringing. But make no mistake, the people of Cuba were duped by Castro into thinking the revolution would bring freedom. And today, Americans are being duped into believing that Cuba’s oppression and totalitarianism doesn’t matter anymore. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”

12.17.14

Who is at war with whom?

The occupant of the Oval Office on June 4, 2009 said in his Cairo, Egypt foreign policy speech that “I've come here to Cairo to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect, and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition.  Instead, they overlap, and share common principles -- principles of justice and progress; tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.” He also said that “America is not--and never will be--at war with Islam.” He referred to violent extremists 9 times, but never referred to them as Islamic or Muslim. To this day, he refuses to blame Muslims or Islam.

In response to the Islamic terrorist attack by the Taliban killing over 120 school children in Pakistan, the “president” said, “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan.  Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, and loved ones.  By targeting students and teachers in this heinous attack, terrorists have once again shown their depravity.  We stand with the people of Pakistan, and reiterate the commitment of the United States to support the Government of Pakistan in its efforts to combat terrorism and extremism and to promote peace and stability in the region.” Still no mention of Islam or Muslims. 

He put US military power behind the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda to overthrow the Libyan government, and continued his support of these Islamic terrorist groups in overthrowing governments across Northern Africa and the Middle East, most notably Egypt. His attempt at overthrowing the Syrian government has fallen short. His efforts, however, paved the way to the rise of the Islamic State (IS), whose leadership was released from prison in Iraq and many were trained by the US in Jordan (to fight against Syria). Now the IS is moving across the Middle East, mass murdering, burning Christians alive, beheading Christian children and conducting a ruthless cleansing of all those who disagree with it.

James 1:8 says, “A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.” The “president” lives in the land of double-mindedness. On one hand, he condemns the acts of “violent extremists,” on the other he assists them in their barbaric deeds. But the one thing he is truly stable on is that America is not at war with Islam. The “president’s” war is against Americans. He spies on them. He forces government upon them. He refuses to provide border security. He stirs ethnic and cultural division. He uses unconstitutional government agencies to chokehold those who disagree with him. He dilutes the value of citizenship. He imposes excessive taxes and spends even more excessively. Who is at war with whom?


12.16.14

The peace of Islam coming to you

There has been a noticeable term change amongst the media of late. They are using the words “Islamists” or “Jihadists” to describe what they used to call “Insurgents” and before that “Terrorists.” Many people around the world are coming to the knowledge that Islam is not compatible with representative democracy. It is, in fact, a political system that uses false religion to control people and to recruit soldiers to conquer the world and bring it under the “peace of Islam.” The Islamic State has resulted in thousands of refugees fleeing to other nations, causing a  colonization of Muslims in those nations that receive them. Leaders just don’t seem to get it. A Muslim is a turn of a page in the Koran away from being an Islamist.

In Germany, over 15,000 people took to the streets to protest Islamization. They are holding weekly marches that have grown from a few hundred in attendance to protest the over 150,000 Muslims coming to Germany from Syria. This has sparked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to address the nation: “There is freedom of assembly in Germany but there is no place here for incitement and lies about people who come to us from other countries.” Merkel is concerned that the organizers of such protests include neo-nazis, and she doesn’t want Germany to appear nationalist. Irrespective of who is organizing the protests, the fact is that Germany is being colonized by Muslims--refugees and, quite assuredly, Islamists.

The US State Department announced that the UN has selected some 9,000 Muslim refugees from Syria to be resettled in America. The current Administration has a goal of accepting 70,000 refugees a year, which is an understated number. Once the refugees are here, they are placed on a fast track for citizenship and their extended families can soon join them. The State Department explained that the US will take in only those Syrians who are “persecuted by their government.” WorldNetDaily reports that Christians in Syria are being killed by IS and other Muslim rebels, not by “their government,” but the Sunni Muslims are being killed by the Shiite-led government. So only Syrian Sunni Muslims are entering the US.

Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and other Muslim countries are refusing to take in these people. Of course, the do-gooders in Western State Departments and at the UN think they are doing a humanitarian work, while Islam is bringing the peace of Islam to the West through colonization. Then we see Islamists and Jihadist attacking and killing people in Sydney, Brussels, Canada, New York, Boston, and the list grows. In Pakistan, Islamists attacked a school, killing over 125, mostly children. Same in Nigeria. Everywhere there is Islam, there is trouble. Leaders need to “get it.” Islam is far from peaceful. To unwise and sinful Babylon, the Lord warned in Jeremiah 51:14, “I will fill you with men, as with locusts; and they raise a battle cry against you.” The tip of the spear can hardly be seen among the masses, but it is there.

12.15.14

Prophecy clock ticks--A terrorist state next to Israel

The occupant of the Oval Office is reportedly undecided whether he will instruct his United Nations Ambassador to veto an upcoming UN Security Council resolution calling for “Israeli occupation” of “Palestinian” territory to end by November 2016. Form the advent of the “president’s” support for Arab Spring, where he openly assisted the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda in overthrowing governments across the Middle East and Northern Africa, to his present undecided regarding the UN, this “president” has been decidedly pro-Islamic throughout his administration at the expense of Israel. This advocacy extends beyond any aid and lip service supplied by his Administration and the Congress. It is far deeper.

Now Secretary of State John Kerry is spending taxpayer dollars jetting around Europe to meet with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the chief negotiator for the Palestinian Authority Saeb Erekat on when Israel will vacate so-called “Palestinian territories” to clear the way for a “Palestinian State.” Going back to former presidents Jimmy Carter, George HW Bush, and Bill Clinton, efforts to broker peace between terrorists and the legitimate nation of Israel have been unsuccessful. It was President George W Bush who was the first president to publicly state that there should be a Palestinian state living side by side in peace with Israel. The current “president” has put that notion on steroids.

Kerry and his minions are using American leverage and the UN Security Council to force Israel’s hand on abdicating its very safety. There can be no peace in the Middle East so long as Islam exists. If these radicals are not killing Jews, they are killing each other. It has been that way since the beginning of recorded history and it is the fulfillment of prophecy. Genesis 16:12 says of the father of Islam, Ishmael, “And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.” This prophetic theme is repeated several times. In the end time battle in Ezekiel 38, the Lord says of the Islamic nations coming against Israel led by Gog, “every man’s sword shall be against his brother.”

For those who want to discount or discredit Biblical prophecy in holding out that “Palestinians” need their own state and they will be peaceful, look no further than a few miles down the highway to Gaza. When Israel vacated Gaza, the “Palestinians” essentially destroyed the infrastructure there, elected the terrorist group Hamas to represent them, and has spent the years building a terrorist infrastructure and firing missiles at civilians in Israel. Since then, the so-called “moderate” Palestinian Authority in August allied with Hamas, meaning that these Islamists refuse to recognize Israel as a nation and they will continue to terrorize Israel long after they have agreed to live in peace with it. Kerry and the “president” are foolhardy to think otherwise.

12.12.14

Congress revokes your Constitutional right to privacy

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has passed legislation that allows government spying on you, and is, as Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mi) says, “...one of the most egregious sections of law I've encountered during my time as a representative.”  Passing the House on a voice vote (over the objections of Amash), Section 309 of the Intelligence Authorization Act for FY 2015 provides “the first statutory authority for the acquisition, retention, and dissemination of US persons’ private communications obtained without legal process such as a court order or a subpoena.” This means that every electronic conversation you have will be recorded by the government.

The bill, HR 4681, says, “The procedures required by paragraph (1) shall apply to any intelligence collection activity not otherwise authorized by court order..., subpoena, or similar legal process that is reasonably anticipated to result in the acquisition of a covered communication to or from a United States person and shall permit the acquisition, retention, and dissemination of covered communications subject to the limitation in subparagraph (B).” A covered communication is defined as “any nonpublic telephone or electronic communication acquired without the consent of a person who is a party to the communication, including communications in electronic storage.”

The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution states: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” What probable cause does the government have to acquire all of our electronic communications? Our Bill of Rights was established to protect American citizens from an overreaching government. These tyrants in Congress and at the White House have usurped the Constitution and run roughshod over our rights.

I know many Christians believe that we just have to “Render unto Caesar.” Wake up! There is no Caesar in a Constitutional Republic. Our founders gave us a say in our government. Lawless people will riot over lies, why won’t law abiding people exercise their right to peaceably assemble? Voting out politicians and electing others, doesn’t guarantee the job is done. Our forefathers came to this country to worship freely. They established freedom. They would be the first to rise up and claim Galatians 5:1 over the land, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” It is wiser to stand against bondage before you are forced into it.

12.11.14

The betrayal

On the first Tuesday of November, Americans exercised term limits on incumbent politicians who were deemed by voters as not doing their jobs. The two biggest issues arguably were amnesty for illegals and socialist healthcare. Americans wanted neither and they hired a new Congress to make the changes. This message should have been loud and clear to the leadership of the new opposition--the Republican Party--don’t spend more than you have, don’t allow illegals who broke the law to come here on a free pass, and get rid of the more expensive, less services, and intrusive socialist healthcare. House Speaker John Boehner said he heard it, but what he says and what he does are two different things.

The first opportunity Boehner has after the election to show Americans he got the message and he would operate with the mandate he was given by the people, he betrayed us. The budget he allowed in the House, which originates spending, fully funded both socialist healthcare and the occupant of the Oval Office’s amnesty program. According to the Washington Post, “the Affordable Care Act is still funded, but there's no new money for it. There's also no new ACA-related funding for the Internal Revenue Service and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the two agencies most responsible for implementing the law.” 

The Post also reports the bill’s funding of illegal immigration: “The bill only funds the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees most immigration policy, until February. But negotiators gave new money for immigration programs at other federal agencies. There's $948 million for the Department of Health and Human Service's unaccompanied children program -- an $80 million increase. The program provides health and education services to the young migrants. The department also gets $14 million to help school districts absorbing new immigrant students. And the State Department would get $260 million to assist Central American countries from where of the immigrant children are coming.”

I cannot begin to speak to what is going through Boehner’s mind. I can say that after many Facebook posts and emails urging Boehner to use his majority mandate to end executive amnesty and socialist healthcare, I have received several emails from Boehner. All of them thank me for my support and ask me to follow him on social media. This guy and his staff appear totally out of touch with the electorate and believe they know better than the people living in the real world. Two verses come to mind. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Trouble is, it’s the people, not Boehner, that will suffer his actions.

12.10.14

CIA, torture, Islam, barbarism

Senate Democrats saw fit to expose to the public the interrogation tactics that the CIA uses against terrorists. Once again the “president” has come down on the side of the terrorists. He said, “The report documents a troubling program involving enhanced interrogation techniques on terrorism suspects in secret facilities outside the United States, and it reinforces my long-held view that these harsh methods were not only inconsistent with our values as nation, they did not serve our broader counterterrorism efforts or our national security interests.” Basically, there is the argument that torture tactics don’t reveal any useful information, so why do them? But this conclusion is not settled.

What is settled is that certain leftist members of Congress and those at the White House believe as presidential contender Hillary Clinton so radically put it during Fox News Sunday on Pearl Harbor Day: "Showing respect even for one's enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible empathize with their perspective and point of view, helping to define the problem, determine the solutions." This is the mentality of the leadership of the Democratic Party--that America is wrong; we should empathize with terrorists; everybody has a point of view that should be considered. And this is the reasoning behind exposing interrogation techniques that might harm or deter our enemies. They say they are barbaric. 

I have seen video and photos of mass executions, women and children being burned alive, children being beheaded; men having their heads sawed off with carving knives; crucifixions, women buried up to their waste and being stoned to death. This is the very public and barbaric face of Islam. US Democratic Senators are offended at CIA secret tactics mentioned in the report that included waterboarding, forced nudity, sleep deprivation, dietary and temperature manipulation and wall slamming. These tactics, they say, didn’t always lead to good information. It seems that none of these techniques are as severe as what Islam does openly and brags about on a daily basis. 

The “president” says not allowing such interrogation doesn’t make us weaker. The double negative explains it, it already has made us weaker. What is the Christian response? If you love the enemy Islam, you will be subject to its barbarism. As a nation of Christians, America needs to have standards established by the Lord. There is much war prophesied for the end times. Jesus will return and many on the earth will die from his judgment. For those of us who are called by his name, Deuteronomy 30:19 comes to mind: “...I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.” As Solomon wrote, there is a time for war. It is a nasty business. We must choose life. That means defending ourselves. It’s how we do it, however, that will bring blessing or cursing.

12.9.14

That still small voice

Part of our ministry is assisting in the development of character and leadership in athletes. In 2006, the Frederick County Christian Eagles were founded to use the sport of football to teach Christian character and leadership.   Many of those players I coached went on to play in college, several are now married, raising families, finding success in their jobs---they are productive members of society. The story does not stop there. In the midst of all that, I became acquainted with several current and former NFL players. They trained some of our young men in both football skills and character. And my relationship with the NFL continues to grow. Our efforts on character and leadership continue beyond the Eagles.

One man who sowed into these young players is Troy Vincent. Today, he is Executive Vice President of NFL Football Operations. He is a man of God and of great character. For the past four years, his body of work on character development is extraordinary. Recently, he has been part of the team at the NFL addressing the personal conduct policy that has been brought to the forefront of media attention with recent incidents of domestic violence and child abuse. Troy has written a column for TIME.com based on the theme of “that still small voice--do the right thing.” It can be found in its entirety at http://time.com/3624336/ray-rice-nfl-domestic-violence-culture-change/ .

Troy believes Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Trouble is, many have not been trained up properly, so there is further need for mentoring and teaching. There is also a need for discipline when the lines are crossed. Troy states: “The privilege of playing football cannot override the rights of victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.” As a childhood survivor of domestic violence, Troy uses the platform of sports to speak into society. He says, “While the overwhelming majority of current and former players in the NFL are excellent husbands and fathers, over the long haul, there will need to be a culture change throughout the NFL and the business of football built on the cornerstone of character.”

Soon, the NFL will announce a new personal conduct policy that may well set a national standard. It’s about leading culture change by doing the right thing. Defenders of those who perpetrate violent crimes also must change. As Troy wrote: “They will have to gaze into the mirror of morality to reflect on where they draw the line so that perpetrators do not depend on representation that says you can beat your child or wife during the week and play on Sunday as a right of due process. It comes down to a question: How do you defend the indefensible? This is also a question for society. It is a question for those role models that young men and women admire...We must take action in a society where the noise of self-indulgence often drowns out that still small voice that whispers “do the right thing.”” True. Do the right thing. Pray. Act.

12.8.14

The issue or conflict of the week

Police brutality, the Islamic State, prejudice, budget deficit, amnesty for illegals, border security, government spying, IRS, support for Islam, land confiscation, climate change or global warming, income inequality, marriage, socialist healthcare, Iran, Israel, Russia, China, religious freedom, bullying, school lunches, and I am sure there are a few more. These are issues that kept coming before the public during 2014. They are all things that the occupant of the Oval Office has commented on or have had direct involvement in. In every case, there has been no solution by anyone, but the problem has been pointed out and the people, not leadership, have been blamed. How much blame can you take? 

In most every instance of the issue of the week, the “president” makes a comment. He observes the obvious, restates it, and has his press secretary and members of his administration, support his statements. There is a lot of blame passed around, but not much responsibility taken. It’s always somebody’s fault or something’s fault. The deficit continues to rise because the government is spending more than it is taking in, but the people need to “invest” more in their government. Congress is doing nothing on illegal immigration, so the “president” justifies taking the law into his own hands. We have to stop the Syrian dictator, so we fund “moderate” terrorists. Kids are getting fat, so they must be fed less at school. 

Leaders are pointing out the problems, but they have little, if nothing, to do about solving them. The news media excuses incompetence and allows continued ramblings about the problems, but never reports the cause and effect. There are dozens of news analysts talking 24-7, but very few ever place blame or demand accountability. Everybody just seems to want to point out the issue or conflict of the week, but there is never any solution. No one wants to call these people out when they lie. There is just no accountability. I am still getting emails from House Speaker John Boehner thanking me for my support and asking me to follow him on Facebook when I have specifically taken him to task on several issues.

We as Christians seem to want accountability. But herein is the problem. We are not holding ourselves, our pastors, the church accountable to the doctrine of God’s word. This is the real conflict or issue. And it seems to reoccur each week. As in 1 Peter 4:17, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God.” However, is not what Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 4:3,4 true? “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto myths.” You see, it starts with us because we are the ones who know the truth. Don’t become weary of doing what is right, or demanding and expecting accountability.

12.5.14

It’s how we stand

Ephesians 6:13 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. “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.” This is what we do. Every day we stand. The Daily Jot is there for you to hold up your arms, to gird you with truth, to encourage and exhort you to glorify God with your prayer and action. We tackle the tough issues, say the tough words, try not to sugarcoat what is going on in the world so that you know the score and how to respond. We also reach out through our ministry work in West Africa, which has been involved this year in very effective Ebola education and prevention in the most impoverished areas. It’s how we stand.

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12.4.14

18,003,680,600,000 and counting

Many of you may not be aware that the national debt is setting records by the second. in the time it takes to write this sentence, the national debt has risen some $200,000. It stands a little over $18 trillion--$56,373 per citizen and $153,729 per taxpayer. The US workforce is 147.6 million, but there are 92.4 million not in the workforce. There are 158.3 million people receiving some form of government benefits, including 46 million on food stamps. In other words, national debt is over $153,000 per taxpayer (someone who is generating income, ie. working) and there are over 10 million more people receiving government benefits than are working. We have become a socialist state in dire financial condition. 

The occupant of the Oval Office has decreed that yet another 4 million illegal aliens are to become citizens. This equates to about the same number of people who are employed by the federal government--just to keep things in perspective. Undoubtedly, this move will have long term impact on spending and benefits, burdening the system even more. Meanwhile, the government continues to prop up Wall Street (socialists’ favorite enemy at election time) with its quantitative easing program amounting to some $80 billion a month. They say that if they don’t do that, the economy will collapse. At $18 trillion in national debt and $115 trillion in total unfunded liabilities, the economy will eventually collapse. 

These figures are found on the US National Debt Clock as provided by various government agencies. We are in great trouble as a nation. Even though the government has mandated that everyone must buy insurance from it, there are still 46.6 million people without insurance. Two years into the program and the number of uninsured has increased, yet it is costing taxpayers billions. A fine mess has been made by this gaggle of politicians in Washington. It’s not only the “president,” who is an Islamist Marxist doing his best to “remake” America--translated: destroy America. It is also the lack of any opposition to domestic and foreign policy that makes any kind of sense.

In recent days, House Speaker John Boehner is taking a load of criticism for not standing up to the “president’s” illegal and unconstitutional amnesty decree. Boehner’s response is to post pictures of the Capital Hill Christmas Tree and talk about legislation he passed to level the playing field for people with disabilities. You write him about it and you will likely receive emails thanking you for your support and asking you to follow him on Facebook. This is a classic Nero situation. I know I sound like a broken record, but accountability here is key. People are willing to burn businesses over a lie, but won’t do much about the truth. As Isaiah 59:14 says, “for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.”

12.3.14

To survive, we must...

On October 29, 1941, a year after one of the darkest hours of World War II for Great Britain, Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed his alma mater Harrow School. Here emerged one of the most famous quotes (which oft has been misquoted): “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” This quote will hopefully embolden you, encourage you, strengthen you as it did to Brits and their allies as they fought one of the gravest evils to darken the steps of mankind. We have a similar fight ahead.

This nation suffers a character crisis. The preaching of an extra-biblical, emotional, and self-indulgent gospel from the pulpit, and parenting children without morality and character has allowed this nation over the years to fall into a morass. We step up to do what we can; what we think is the best, but little changes. Even to the point of the last election--throwing out some of the trouble. Now we have a majority of people who claim they will turn things around. But, unfortunately, there are many of them who have been brought up in the same manner that is a reflection of what is not right about our country. So accountability must be held by each of us--we must never, never, never give in.

I visited the Senate to sit in on a hearing about sports and domestic violence. What little confidence I had in our elected leaders was even less after the hearing. These senators were ill-prepared and lacked understanding of not only the issue, but business and employment in general. While they were short on understanding, they were long on grandstanding. This was not a partisan characteristic. Senators from both sides were demanding that corporations pay for government programs to end domestic violence--programs with no proven track record. It seemed to me that domestic violence, which is a complex issue, was being boiled down to a very simple issue--shameless shakedown and wealth redistribution.

After promising to fight illegal alien amnesty, Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to put only “symbolic” language disagreeing with the “president” into legislation. My several emails to “The Speaker” on this very subject resulted in an email asking me to follow him on social media, and another thanking me for my continued support. Congress is ignoring its Constitutional duties. For America to survive, which means for you to survive, we must instill accountability in our elected officials. We must not give in. Psalm 94:16-17 says, “Who will rise up for me against the evildoers? or who will stand up for me against the workers of iniquity? Unless the Lord had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence.” Let us be silent no more. Let us be louder than those who usurp the will of the people and are drunk on their own power.


12.2.14

Getting to the heart of Ferguson

In recent weeks, I have seen no small number of readers unsubscribe from The Daily Jot when I write about Ferguson. It seems that many Christians just don’t want to hear about it. They have their opinion and are not open to anything further. We can’t solve our problems by ignoring them. The Lord puts challenges in front of us to mature us, and in the process, to glorify Him. Relationships between people of color and white folk are something we all can work on improving. A little love, understanding and consideration goes a long way. What does Proverbs 15:1 say? “A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” Let me share with you what a friend of mine is doing in Ferguson.

Aeneas Williams was recently inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He played defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals and the St. Louis Rams. He is a strong advocate of building character in young men. He is founding pastor of Spirit of the Lord Family Church which meets at a high school in Ferguson. In the days after the Mike Brown shooting, Aeneas was in the streets listening and speaking the light of Christ. He said, “I spoke to people, I listened. I wanted to get the pulse. People just wanted to express themselves, they wanted to voice things. It was people on both sides, the community and those who are law enforcement. There was confusion, there was hurt. It was a scary time.”

His church moved to Ferguson about a year ago. At the time, Aeneas wasn’t sure why the Lord was putting him there. He says, “Looking back, looking at it now, I can understand and see the how and why of it all. But at the time, I didn't question it. I heard Apple founder Steve Jobs say at a commencement speech at Stanford a few years ago that 'You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.' I now know what that means.” Today, Aeneas can be seen working with diverse folks to help rebuild the small businesses that were destroyed by rioters. He is an encourager, saying, “Its exciting to be here and to do anything we can do to help people get back to normalcy.”

We often view things in terms of skin problems. But Ferguson and other issues that divide us as a people and as a nation are not skin problems. They are, as New Orleans Saints Tight End Benjamin Watson says, “Sin problems.” Maybe we don’t understand, so we get angry. Maybe our ethnic background or culture isn’t the same as someone else’s, so we criticize. Maybe a bad experience leads to a prejudice. But maybe we need to look at things in terms of race--that there are no races, we are all part of the human race created by God. As 1 Samuel 16:7 says, “for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” 

12.1.14

The Iranian mosaic and prophetic storm

The White House and State Department have been in negotiations for over a year with one of the foremost state sponsors of terrorism in the world--Iran. In doing so, the “president” broke a longstanding policy dating back to 1979 that no US president in an official or unofficial capacity would negotiate with a terrorist. Now I am not saying that the US president is bringing about the Ezekiel 38 prophecy. But he is assisting it in aligning the nations against Israel. And that does not bode well for the United States or the people living here because there is destruction prophesied for the nations that work against Israel. Under this president, America can be counted among them. 

Iran is consistent on its nuclear policy. For over a decade, Iran has publicly stated that there should be no nuclear weapons in the Middle East. It has consistently called on the UN and Israel itself to expose Israel’s alleged nuclear arsenal. The Iranian government policy has been to publicly deny any intent to build a nuclear weapon while privately working as fast as possible to develop a nuclear weapon and the delivery system to use it. For this administration, either through Secretary of State John Kerry or the White House, to believe Iran will change its strategic direction on Middle East dominance is folly. For the leader of the free world to negotiate with terrorists endangers the entire world.

Moreover, this administration’s favor of Islam--from appointing Muslim Brotherhood Islamists to high positions in the US government to aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda in overthrowing governments across Northern Africa and the Middle East--points to a very destructive foreign policy that puts the American people in the eye of a prophetic storm. Ezekiel 38 is very specific on the nations that come against Israel in the end times. They include Turkey, Iran, Sudan, Libya and regions in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and Jordan. This particular White House has been courting both sides of the Sunni and Shiite Islamic political system. All of them are involved in destructive prophetic destiny.

Zechariah 12:9 says, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy the nations that come against Jerusalem.”  The White House is on a foreign policy path that will result in destruction. No good can come of it. We know this because God’s word is prophetic and true. We are on the wrong side of prophecy. We are also on the wrong side of history in supporting anything Islam. 1 John 2:22 says, “Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is an antichrist that denies the Father and the Son.” Islam vehemently denies that Jesus is the Messiah and that God has a son. Proverbs 29:2 says, “but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Putting this mosaic together, a prophetic storm continues to form.

11.28.14

Rewriting the history of Thanksgiving

Across the United States, many do not know exactly why we celebrate the wonderful day of Thanksgiving, 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.  

11.27.14

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 14 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 BritainFrance, 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.

11.26.14

Knowing your Thanksgiving Heritage

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.”

11.25.14

Missed opportunity--Ferguson as expected

The sad thing to me is that there is hatred among the races, among those of us who, as Americans, should have a natural national affection for one another. Sadder yet, are leaders such as now-former Attorney General Eric Holder, race baiters who should know better like Al Sharpton, even the “president” who jumped on the Ferguson shooting at the onset as if the police officer was guilty and stirred the emotions, raised the tensions, invoked suspicions. And now, after the Grand Jury says Officer Darren Wilson did not shoot unarmed attacker Mike Brown in cold blood, but in self defense, these same people are once again fanning the flames of racial hatred, demanding justice. It is sadly a missed opportunity. 

In the purest of hearts, Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin are missed opportunities. For the pure of heart, there is sadness that a promising life made choices that resulted in death. For the pure of heart, there is no color, but character and relationship. For the pure of heart, there is a yearning for the day when racial diversity is celebrated and brothers and sisters of all races can come together and do what Christ told us 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.” Ferguson is a missed opportunity to bring people together and have a real national discussion on the challenges before us and how to solve them.

Those with hearts of deceit, however, are taking the deaths of these young men as an opportunity to advance an agenda. Never mind the truth, they say, there must be justice. Their goal is to use “justice” as a wedge to divide people, establish a higher level of class warfare, to fan the flames of suspicion among the races. All the while they are saying that whites and people of color should get along. This kind of conflict is part of the Hegelian Dialectic--to create mental conflict by saying that with justice, there is no justice, and establishing a new justice. Thesis--justice; antithesis--justice is actually unjust; synthesis--new justice. In the confusion of protesting the lack of justice, the agenda advances.

You may ask what is the agenda? The agenda can be identified by those who participate--New Black Panthers, Al Sharpton, Communist Party USA, anarchist movements, and so on. While their goals may not be compatible in the end, one goal is consistent--to tear down the country so that they can have more power. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” The deception here is that people’s emotions are being plied to advance something far from justice. We, as Christians, need to be mindful that others are using Ferguson as an opportunity to spread darkness. We have an opportunity to show Jesus, who is the way, the truth and the life. In this darkness, let Jesus be the light as you converse with people today.

11.24.14

The prophetic consequences of negotiating with the terrorist state

On November 25, 2013, the White House announced that it was entering into a deal with Iran to “stop” its nuclear program. A year later almost to the day, the White House efforts have yielded no fruit except that Iran has had a year longer to develop its weapon program. This is an indicator how the United States advanced the Ezekiel 38 prophecy clock. This Daily Jot was written on November 25 last year: One of the major players in the end time battle described in Ezekiel 38-39 is Persia--modern day Iran. The occupant of the Oval Office has effectively negotiated an agreement with Iran that could secure its end time position against Israel.

Ezekiel 38 names Iran as one of the main countries that joins Gog of Magog in storming the mountains of Israel in “that day.” Verse 5: “Persia (modern Iran), Ethiopia (modern Sudan), and Libya (modern Libya) with them; all of them with shield and helmet.” Verse 9: “Thou shall ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou and all thy bands, and many people with thee.” Verse 16: “Thou shall come against my people of Israel, as a cloud to cover the land: it shall be in the latter days, and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O God, before their eyes.” America is not mentioned, but its leader has assured a form of participation. 

The US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany agreed with Iran to lift some sanctions if Iran will slow down its nuclear activities and allow inspection of its facilities. But the ramifications are far greater. The Geneva agreement is described by the UK Independent: “It marks a victory for the Shia in their growing conflict with the Sunni Muslim Middle East. It gives substantial hope to Bashar al-Assad that he will be left in power in Syria. It isolates Israel. And it infuriates Saudi Arabia and Qatar and Kuwait and other Sunni Gulf States which secretly hoped that a breakdown of the Geneva nuclear talks would humiliate Shia Iran and support their efforts to depose Assad, Iran’s only ally in the Arab world.” 

The US president has taken a giant step toward legitimizing a terrorist sponsoring state. While many will continue to point to the schism between Sunni and Shiite, Islam is first Islam and its unification is evident in the Ezekiel 38 passages. Even when the Lord returns and is defeating the forces against Israel, the division between Shia and Sunni is evident. Ezekiel 38:21 says, “And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, saith the Lord God: “every man’s sword shall be against his brother.” Notwithstanding, the US will suffer consequences for the decisions of its president to support Islam at the expense of Israel. 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 dawn of the mourning caused by the wicked bearing rule is soon upon us.

11.21.14

Ferguson protestors seek vigilante justice

Ahead of the announcement on whether to indict the police officer who shot Mike Brown of Ferguson, Mo, a group calling itself the “No Shoot Coalition” is negotiating with police over the rules of engagement for the riots that are planned follow the announcement. In essence, this coalition of leftists that includes the New Black Panther Party, Amnesty International, the ACLU, several unions, and communist party fronts, is trying to tie the hands of police in protecting those citizens of Ferguson who would not participate in violent protests after the announcement. The No Shoot Coalition demands justice for Mike Brown, the Black man who was shot dead when he attacked a police officer after robbing a store.

The No Shoot Coalition’s call to action website states: “An announcement from the grand jury about Darren Wilson will come any day now--and we are planning protests and actions for that day and the days that follow. This moment is a historic one --Ferguson is everywhere--and we are building a movement for justice for Mike Brown and an end to police violence nationwide. Just like people have done throughout American history, we are making our voices heard, taking to the streets and using our first amendment rights to engage in strong actions of civil disobedience.” The organization has designated three hot spots where protests will begin to impose their brand of justice beyond the courts.

The No Shoot Coalition has developed a list of 19 “rules of engagement” it is trying to get the police to accept. Many of the demands seek to give protestors the upper hand while breaking the law in the name of “nonviolence,” of course. Some include: Police will wear only the attire minimally required for their safety. Specialized riot gear will be avoided except as a last resort; Crowd control equipment such as armored vehicles, rubber bullets, rifles and tear gas will not be used; mass arrests will not be used; Police will allow protests to take and occupy larger and more disruptive spaces for longer periods of time than would normally be tolerated; Police will be tolerant of more minor lawbreaking (such as thrown water bottles) when deciding whether to escalate the use of force. 

This group’s marketing strategy centers around the theme that Mike Brown was on his knees with hands in surrender position (including T-shirts with a silhouette of such) when he was shot in the back by a white police officer. The ensuing investigation proved this to be totally false. In reality, Brown attacked the officer and was shot during the struggle. This group wants the police to stand down while they ignore the truth and riot. Justice these days takes many forms. When the lawless seek to establish justice, it becomes like what is written 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.” 

11.20.14

One law for sojourner and citizen

On the eve of the occupant of the Oval Office’s predicted Executive Order to provide amnesty citizenship to some five million or more illegal aliens, there is a lot of political rhetoric, but not much action. Reuters reports that the “president” will announce his unilateral plan to bypass Congress tonight at 8:00 pm. Reuters also reports that Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wi) “called the plan a "partisan bomb" while a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner branded the president “Emperor Obama” for acting unilaterally.” That’s all well and good, but what are these men doing to put a stop to this act that violates the Constitution? Court action? Impeachment? Talk is cheap. We elected them to take action.

Senator Tom Colburn (R-Ok) told Capitol Download, “Instead of having the rule of law handling in our country today, now we're starting to have the rule of rulers, and that's the total antithesis of what this country was founded on. Here's how people think: Well, if the law doesn't apply to the president ... then why should it apply to me?" The big difference here, of course, is that the federal government will use its full force and power to track you down and make sure you comply with the law. We the People have elected representatives to hold the “president” accountable. And there is a tremendous gap of accountability equality in this country. Presidents should not be above the law, but this one is.

The news media is trying to compare it to President Ronald Reagan signing the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. That was legislation, not an Executive Order. It required employers to attest to their employees' immigration status; made it illegal to knowingly hire or recruit illegals; legalized certain seasonal agricultural illegal immigrants, and; legalized illegal immigrants who could prove they entered the US before January 1, 1982 and had resided there continuously with the penalty of a fine, back taxes due, and admission of guilt; They were required to prove that they were not guilty of crimes, and that they possessed minimal knowledge about US history, government, and the English language.

An illegal act, such as the one the current “president” is taking makes illegals even more illegal. He has created this problem by refusing to secure the borders. His executive order appears to break the current law The entire episode is a sordid political deal in which Republicans may turn a blind eye in order to get Democratic support for the Keystone Pipeline. What ever happened to just doing the right thing? The Bible says in Leviticus 24:22, “You shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.” Giving illegals the special privilege of citizenship without due process creates inequity and will create further problems for America in the future.

11.19.14

Islam claiming America in Congress & Cathedral

Many believed that when they cast their ballot on November 4th against the dictatorial Islamic socialist policies of the occupant of the Oval Office, that they did their part. There was a collective sigh of relief across the sane members of society that perhaps the message sent to Washington was to right the good ship America. I warned Americans that they had only taken the first step. The second step, the far harder, would be the arduous task of holding those who were elected accountable. It is proving true. A sign of the times, a harbinger if you will, is what happened at the National Cathedral with the prayers in the name of allah. Moreover, it was a planned and coordinated event with Congress.

“Get out of here,” you say! Well, here’s the rest of the story. Introduced by newly re-elected House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh), Imam Hamad Ahmad Chebli of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey in Monmouth opened the House business with prayer on Thursday, November 13. Chebli began: “In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful. Praise be to Allah, the cherisher, the sustainer of the world, the most gracious, the most merciful master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship and thine do we seek. Guide us to the safe path.” The Washington Post reported that Chebli was also part of the prayer at the National Cathedral, which was “sponsored by the Washington National Cathedral, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and other Islamic organizations.”

The Muslim Brotherhood strategic plan for North America, submitted as evidence in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation trial, called for Islamic colonization of America to carry out a grand “civilization jihadist” mission dedicated to “eliminating and destroying” America from within, and “sabotaging its miserable house.” The Islamic Society of North America, the parent of the Islamic Society of Central Jersey, was listed as supporting the plan. CAIR was named an un-indicted co-conspirator in the trial. It is well known that the Muslim Brotherhood (and its affiliate al Qaeda) is a foreign policy partner of the “president.” CAIR and the various Islamic Societies are considered by experts as terrorist sponsoring fronts. 

The “president’s” sentiment toward Islamists is well established. It is beyond belief, however, that after an election rejecting the “president’s” Islamic socialist policies that the House Speaker would desecrate the House of Representatives by allowing an Imam with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood to symbolically claim Congress with a prayer in the name of allah. The peaceful religion claim is a ruse. Islam is incompatible with representative government and freedom. We elected a new Congress to protect the Constitution and national security, to right the nation. Boehner should be removed for allowing such an “in your face” move against American citizens. Accountability is necessary. I ask again the 2 Corinthians 6:14 question, “What partnership has light with darkness?”


11.18.14

Never give up

A longstanding Daily Jot reader wrote recently expressing in just a few sincere words what many feel on a daily basis. He wrote: “I pray daily concerning the state of our Country and world, I write my congressman and senator encouraging them to stand for the constitution and on Godly principles. I also share the truth of the Gospel and on what's really going on in our Country and in government with others, but I feel so helpless. I mean, I don't feel like I'm putting a dent in what's going on. Help!” I have been writing The Daily Jot for nearly 13 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.

11.17.14

Three recent events with prophetic significance to US

There are many current events that have prophetic significance these days. A look to the the Middle East gives us several a day, especially with the advance of the so-called Islamic Caliphate, the Islamic State, in Syria and Iraq. The implications for coalescing an end time coalition of Islamic states against Israel are enormous and Turkey’s involvement is also something to be placed on a constant watch list. The nations named in the Bible who are led by the antichrist, the Beast, in coming against Israel in the Day of the Lord are all Arab/Islamic with Gog of MaGog coming directly out of modern Turkey. There are, however, certain recent events that have dire prophetic implications here in America.

On November 3, the first tenets entered One World Trade Center, built on the site of the 9/11 Islamic attack on America. USA Today reported that the “408-foot spire” of the building “which weighs 758 tons, includes a broadcast antenna and a light that will be visible from miles away to serve as a both a beacon for aircraft and a permanent signal of triumph over extremists who jolted the city and the country.” This “spire” is shaped identically to an Islamic minaret. Two blocks from the World Trade Center minaret is Park 51, originally slated to be a mosque. As of August 14, it is an Islamic museum, including an Islamic prayer space and condos developed by US-born Islamist Sharif El-Gamal.

The three: The National Cathedral was chartered by Congress in 1893 as a national house of prayer under the Protestant Episcopal Church Foundation. It was meant for Christian prayer. On November 14, Islam “claimed” the National Cathedral by holding Islamic prayer in the building. On November 16, the Islamic State announced the beheading of another American citizen and vowed to “slaughter your people on your own streets.” The same day, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Islamic leaders that Muslims, not Columbus, discovered America in 1178. Erdogan’s claims of a mosque being built on the location in 1178 are not remotely verified, but he says it would be good to build one there today.

Throughout the Holy Land, Islam claims Jewish and Christian Holy sites as their own. They erect mosques and minarets on those sites. It starts with a proclamation, then a symbol. Jerusalem and Bethlehem are excellent examples. The Islamic State has claimed or destroyed historic Christian sites throughout Syria and Iraq. Islam is claiming America as its own. They believe their acts legitimize and accelerate colonization. Meanwhile, Americans are expected to tolerate and embrace the most intolerant, barbaric, slavers and drug dealers in the world--Islam. These events are prophetic because they are a precursor to possible Islamic occupation of the US. 2 Corinthians 6:14 asks: “for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion has light with darkness?” We had better figure it out and soon.

11.14.14

Prophecy clock--Islamic colonization in America

One needs to look no further than parts of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Dearborn, Michigan to see the wave of Islamic colonization hitting the US. Islam is incompatible with representative government, yet it remains protected, even revered by some, as a religion of peace. Just ask children in Iraq and Syria how peaceful it is to witness their parents and friends being burned alive and beheaded because they disagree with the religion of peace. The religion of peace is built upon modern slavery and drug trade and Muslim nations are among the most egregious violators of human rights around the world. Yet American politicians protect this invasion under the First Amendment, and amnesty will accelerate colonization.

Consider a Washington Post report that the Border Patrol’s annual statistics were posted on the US Customs and Border Protection Web site for about five hours on Oct. 10, then taken down--53% of migrants--some 252,600--caught on the border in 2014 were not Mexican. Past Governor of Texas Rick Perry repeatedly has said that Muslims and terrorists are crossing the borders as evidenced by the prayer mats and Korans that are left behind. A Washington Times story documents four men who flew from Turkey to Paris to Mexico where they were kept in a safe house until trying to sneak into the US. Congressmen say these men had terrorist links. The White House says they were freedom fighters.

Now the “president” says he will take unilateral action to give amnesty to some five million illegals. Of course, he will play on the uninformed’s heart strings that these people have children already here in the US. This means that if you have an anchor baby, you’re in. Most Americans tend to think those are Mexicans. But how many are Islamic colonists who intend harm to the nation? There is no way of telling. Even so, La Raza, a Mexican nationalist organization that believes America stole its land from the Mexicans, and has mutually beneficial ties to the “president,” is also sending people across the border. In the last election La Raza encouraged illegals to vote where there were no voter ID requirements.

The impact of Islamists in America is being seen at the local level. Maryland’s Montgomery County schools have outlawed Christmas now because Muslims are offended by it. Sharia law has been proposed at several locations across the US, but to date has been denied. Some states are actually passing legislation to prevent Sharia as a substitute for US law in Muslim communities. Islam is an enemy of the United States. It is neither peaceful, nor a religion. The “president’s” policies are allowing it to spread, and American’s are deceived into believing it is protected as a religion. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” America is being filled with men as like locusts, and they are about to bring a battle cry against her. Amnesty by executive order will accelerate it.

11.13.14

Accountability Teams

Many have asked me to explain the concept of accountability teams to hold those we elected accountable. Accountability is nothing new. There are many Biblical examples of accountability. Nathan held King David accountable for his affair with Bathsheba and ordering her husband Uriah killed in battle. Achan was held accountable for transgressing God’s covenant by hiding forbidden spoils, causing Israel’s army to be defeated. Joshua 7:25 reports, “And all Israel stoned him with stones...” Ecclesiastes 4:9 says that two are better than one, “for if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow.” This is also true with accountability. We can transfer Biblical accountability to our socio-political environment. And we should.

I have heard Christians argue repeatedly that Matthew 18:15-17 is only for dealing with a brother who sins against you. Legalism aside, Jesus gives us the principle on how to hold people accountable: “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.” In these verses are the foundation for the accountability team concept.

Anyone can be part of an accountability team. You and your spouse; you and your significant other; you and your co-worker; you and your friend. Accountability teams can be large or small. Certainly, they can hold one another accountable and/or extend to others. In our case, we want to extend to those we elected and why we elected them. Now people may argue that those we elected are not disciples of Christ. So be it. But we are and we have both the Lord and our votes on our side. We have taken the great step of sending a message to these politicians that we don’t like how they are handling government. We threw a bunch of them out. Now its time to hold them accountable. 

Accountability teams may work in many different ways. My suggestion is to determine as a team the four or five issues on which you want to hold accountability (ie., socialist healthcare, amnesty/border security, ISIS, marriage, spending, or others). Every time there is a possible action on those issues, team members should each write the senator or representative a brief email--something that can be read in less than 15 seconds--something like “We elected you to oppose socialist healthcare. Do the right thing.” Also call the office with the same message. If they don’t vote correctly, write a brief press announcement and have each member of the accountability team call the local paper, radio station, and TV station to complain. Tell them citizens are angry because the politician isn’t doing what we elected him/her to do. 

See how this follow’s Jesus’ guidelines?--go to the person first; If he doesn’t listen, go to the news media. I know that much of this will be frustrating because neither the media nor the elected official may respond very favorably. But with the power of the Lord with you, great things can happen. And if we get enough people doing this, both the politicians and the media will have to take notice that we mean business. Be polite, but firm. Don’t be all religious and self righteous. Straight to the point--let your yes be yes and your no be no. Build relationships if you can, but take the upper hand. Let’s see if we can back up our votes and start turning this sinking ship back to safe harbor. 

11.12.14

One God, YHVH, not allah

A friend of mine called last night upset about the announcement that Islamic prayers were going to be held in the National Cathedral. I said, “What can I say or do about that?” He replied that our founding fathers would be rolling over in their graves to learn of such things. Indeed, the one true God, I’m sure, is not pleased either. The Episcopalians have turned the National Cathedral into a house of ill repute. Of course, there are many so-called pastors who are doing the same to their churches. We see politicians try to tell us that allah and YHVH are the same God and that Islam is really a religion of peace. It is no such thing. It is not a religion. It is a system where men use a false god to control, recruit and gain power. 

In Matthew 24, Jesus explains the end times. He said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Verse 11 says, “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” Even today, there are many false prophets. Those who would say that allah and YHVH are the same are chief among the false prophets. Especially those who call themselves Christians and also preach that allah and YHVH are the same. The basic tenet of the Christian faith is found in John 14:6, where Jesus declares: “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.” The Koran, the holy book of allah, in many verses denies that Jesus is the Son of God.

The Koran’s Sura 4:171 says, “O followers of the Book! do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not speak (lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth; the Messiah, Isa son of Marium (Mary) is only a messenger of Allah and His Word which He communicated to Marium and a spirit from Him; believe therefore in Allah and His messengers, and say not, Three. Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one Allah; far be It from His glory that He should have a son, whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth is His, and Allah is sufficient for a Protector.”  Sura 19:29: ”God forbid that He Himself should beget a son!” Sura 17:111:“Praise be to God who has never begotten a son; who has no partner in His Kingdom...”

If allah and YHVH are the same, then why would God tell Jews and Christians one thing and Muslims another in their holy books? Why would there be two holy books? Christian pastors, politicians, Episcopalian administrators of the National Cathedral take heed. You cannot agree that allah and YHVH are the same and at the same time claim that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. You are double minded. Furthermore, 2 Corinthians 6:14 says, “Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what partnership has light with darkness?” If you believe allah and YHVH are equal, then you are unequally yoked, and yoked with the darkness of the Islamic deeds. allah is not YHVH. Those who believe so are false prophets, heretics and blasphemers. Run from them.


11.11.14

Your prophetic time of accountability

The day after the election, I suggested that Americans need to put “Accountability Teams” together in every political district to hold those who were elected accountable to those who elected them. As a demonstration, I emailed each member of the elected Republican leadership in Congress and the Senate reminding them that Americans did not elect them to find common ground with the “president,” but rather to repeal his bad government. I only heard back from one of them and it was a form letter thanking me for my support. This is why we each need to hold accountable those for whom we voted. We cannot say we have done our job and now let the hirelings handle the rest. The enemy remains at the gate.

CNSNews reported the day after the election: “Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) all ran on a platform of repealing Obamacare.” Yet within hours, Mitch McConnell, who is expected to be elected as Senate Majority Leader, signaled that he wanted to find common ground with the “president.” House Speaker John Boehner said, “My job is to listen to the American public. And they've made it clear that they don't want Obamacare.” Then he said he wanted to repeal “parts” of the socialist law.

So which is it, Mr. Speaker? We said we don’t want socialist health care. On the same day you said that Americans have made it clear that we don’t want it, that your job is to listen to the American people, AND that you wanted to repeal parts of socialist health care. If you had three sides to your mouth, you would be talking from each side. In part, I applaud what you are saying, but I won’t believe you until you do it. As a bar keep’s son, you should know quite well the old saying, “Talk is cheap. It takes money to buy whiskey.” The Bible says in James 1:8, “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” Now many may think I am being harsh, but this is just one small example of how these people do business. Take heed.

The Senators and Representatives were voted in because We the People are rejecting the “president” and his party’s agenda. This is not a Republican mandate, it is a change mandate. We the People are rebuilding our nation. As is in Nehemiah 4:16-17, “And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah. They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.” We must watch over those we elected as we rebuild. Form Accountability Teams among your friends and hold these politicians accountable. 

11.10.14

The “I”s have it, or not...really

The occupant of the Oval Office said on the day after his policies and administration were rejected overwhelmingly by the American people, “So, to everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you.  To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you, too.” He must have meant that those who didn’t vote spoke louder than those who did. To him, it appears that those who did not vote were the clearer majority, who actually did not drive to a polling place to cast a vote against him vicariously by voting out his representatives in Congress. In a 75 minute news conference the day after the election, the “president” used the word “I” or derivatives of it, and “me,” some 340 times.

Here are some excerpts from his remarks: “So the fact is I still believe in what I said when I was first elected six years ago last night...I’m the guy who’s elected by everybody, not just from a particular state or a particular district.  And they want me to push hard to close some of these divisions, break through some of the gridlock, and get stuff done.  So the most important thing I can do is just get stuff done, and help Congress get some things done...The key is to find areas where the agenda that I’ve put forward, one that I believe will help strengthen the middle class and create more ladders of opportunity into the middle class..

“...Republicans disagree. They’re not going to support those ideas.  But I’m going to keep on arguing for them because I think they’re the right thing for the country to do. ....if there are ideas that the Republicans have that I have confidence will make things better for ordinary Americans, the fact that the Republicans suggesting it as opposed to a Democrat, that will be irrelevant to me....we're going to take whatever lawful actions that I can take...I’ve shown a lot of patience and have tried to work on a bipartisan basis as much as possible, and I’m going to keep on doing so.  But in the meantime, let’s figure out what we can do lawfully through executive actions to improve the functioning of the existing system.” 

The “president” doesn’t get it. His policies were rejected. We the People don’t want anymore “I” the “president.” He clearly said that if the Republican leadership does not go along with him, he will issue executive orders to advance his agenda because he’s the guy who is elected by “everybody.” In an October 17, 2013 White House statement regarding the budget shutdown, the “president” said, “You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election.” We did, but to him, it makes no difference. Ephesians 5:6 says, “Let no man deceive you with vain words.” Indeed, his words are empty, but only if we hold accountable those whom we elected. 

11.7.14

The perils of cleaning house

The last time we cleaned house—during the Reagan Revolution—we voted out the scalawags and turned Congress over to the hirelings. Then we went on about our business thinking those who we supported would take care of business. But over time, they eventually pillaged the storehouse, which is us. We The People have only accomplished a baby step by voting out the evildoers. We have to take the leap in holding these scoundrels accountable. Boehner and McConnell have done nothing in six years to combat this evil before us. In fact, they have aided and abetted it by their lack of opposition. We simply must, like the citizens in the founding revolution, hold them accountable. And that will take vigilance. 

The message I sent yesterday to Mitch McConnell and John Boehner: “We gave you a Republican majority to reverse, revoke and repeal the bad Marxist government of [sic “the president”], not to find common ground with him, as he seems to think you will do. It cannot be business as usual, you must do a better job as an opposition leader.”  The message I sent to each member of the Senate and House leadership: “We gave you a Republican majority to reverse, revoke and repeal the bad Marxist government of [sic “the president”], not to find common ground with him. McConnell and Boehner need to be removed as [sic “the president”] seems to think they will work with him rather than take a stand. It cannot be business as usual. Please do the right thing.”

Yes, we have cleaned house, but when the leadership that remains says they will do what they can to work with the “president,” they have already forgotten the message that was so earnestly sent the night before. They only regard our effort that they have gained more power. If we the voters let up even a breath, they will sink into their fleshly existence. Time to put the spurs on and ride these horses into the battle. We need to commit them to a war against common ground--a war from which they cannot back out. These officeholders need to stand on the island of Courage, Righteousness, and Common Sense. And We The People need to burn the ships so they cannot escape from the island.

We cannot afford to fall asleep at the switch or we will lose what we have gained. Establish accountability teams in every district and hold these that we elected accountable on every issue. Like Nehemiah who rebuilt the wall--set up shifts, assign issues, and keep the sword to their backsides. There is a Biblical principle here found in Luke 11:24-26, “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walks through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he says, I will return unto my house from which I came out. And when he comes, he finds it swept and in order. Then he goes, and takes with him 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.” Don’t allow our nation to be that man.

11.6.14

The Emperor’s delusional rant, or not

The occupant of the Oval Office held his post-election news conference Wednesday afternoon. He rattled off a list of items that he thinks his presidency has improved for the American people such as higher income, more jobs, and lower deficits. He is delusional to think that we are better off because of him. More people are receiving government benefits than are working; the per capita income of $28,184 has declined 6% since he took office; 38% of the workforce has given up on getting a job; and the US is carrying record debt of nearly $18 trillion. He is delusional on a lot of things, even promising executive orders when Congress won’t accept his agenda. But there may be something for which is not so delusional. 

He said, “I’m hoping that the kind of attitude and approach that Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have already expressed, their desire to get things done, allows us to find some common ground....And my commitment to them -- and I’ve said this when I spoke to them -- is, is that anywhere where we can find common ground, I’m eager to pursue it....my interactions with Mitch McConnell, he has always been very straightforward with me. To his credit, he has never made a promise that he couldn’t deliver...he has always given me, I think, realistic assessments of what he can get through his caucus and what he can’t.  And so I think we can have a productive relationship.”

These are most disturbing words. The voters tossed out Democrats because Americans were done with the Islamic-Marxist policies of this “president.” Voters overwhelmingly want socialist health care repealed; marriage restored; government spending restrained and government spying/bullying stopped. Getting along with and finding common ground with the “president” is not why the Republicans were given the majority. While the “president” may be delusional on what he believes he has accomplished to improve the “middle class,” he doesn’t seem too delusional on his assessment of McConnell and Boehner. They have six years of compromising, hardly opposing him. 

Republicans should remove McConnell and Boehner from their leadership positions and begin the next Congress with leadership that reflects the will of the people. I, for one, did not cast my vote to elect leaders to find common ground with what I believe to be evil. 2 Corinthians 6:14,15 says, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what harmony has Christ with Belial? or what part has he that believes with an infidel?” Granted, it is likely that not all who were elected are disciples of Christ, but we know by his fruits the “president’s” discipleship. We must demand and expect accountability.


11.05.14

Its a republic if you can keep it

At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a lady queried Benjamin Franklin as he left Independence Hall. The notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention, recall: “A lady asked Dr. Franklin. “Well Doctor, what have we got a republic or a monarchy.” “A republic,” replied the Doctor, “if you can keep it.”” As the dust settles over the 2014 mid-term elections, many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief that they still have a republic. But the question remains whether it can be kept. The answer will depend on how the American people can hold accountable newly-empowered Republicans, who in the past, have been less than dependable to live up to their name.

Americans should be inspired that their voice has been counted. There can be little analysis other than a rejection of the big, overreaching government agenda of the occupant of the Oval Office. The Republican ticket ran on repealing socialist health care, rolling back the intrusive and overpowering government, curtailing illegal immigration, and taking a firmer stand on jobs and foreign policy. Notwithstanding, the White House is determined to rule by executive order. ABC News’ Jon Karl reported, “[White House] officials tell me the president is prepared to aggressively pursue his agenda using his power of executive authority, where he can't work with Congress, and the big one is going to be on immigration reform.”

To date, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Oh) have offered little in opposition to the “president’s” Islamic-Marxist agenda. They have allowed unsecured borders; the establishment of socialist healthcare (including tax funding for abortion); the use of taxpayer money to fund Islamic terrorists who are avowed enemies of America; the continued trillions upon trillions to prop up Wall Street; the lack of a job initiative; racial divide; the abolishment of marriage; the rule of non-elected courts; the expansion of unconstitutional agencies and their unconstitutional acts; and the list goes on and on. Talk is cheap, but these men must be held to a higher standard.

While Americans fed up with a socialist democracy have taken the initial steps to return to a republic, the citizen’s job is not finished. The hirelings that have been sent to correct our government, must be held accountable. This will take great vigilance. 1 Corinthians 10:12 says, “wherefore let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.” 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.” That yoke, while cracked and damaged, is not gone from our country. We must be vigilant; do our part. We have done well to stand in the gap, but the true test of morality, courage, and valor awaits, that our land not be destroyed.

11.04.14

Holder to monitor voting for racial prejudice

Disgraced, embattled, and resigned Attorney General Eric Holder says he is sending federal monitors to some 18 states and 28 jurisdictions to make sure there is no race-based discrimination. He said, “I want the American people to know that the Justice Department will stand vigilant--working in a fair and nonpartisan manner to ensure that every voter can cast his or her ballot free of intimidation, discrimination or obstruction.” Holder is laughable. He has already shown the American people his vigilance by letting the New Black Panthers use baseball bats to protect voting locations against white people and by allowing precincts to record more than 100% of the registered voters in Democratic-leaning areas.

Holder is encouraging Americans to call his minions if they see something amiss. In a statement to the public, the DOJ said that Civil Rights Division staff members “will be available by telephone to receive complaints from citizens in all states and jurisdictions nationwide related to possible violations of the federal voting rights laws (toll free 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767) or TTY (202-305-0082).  In addition, individuals may also report such complaints by fax to 202-307-3961, by email to voting.section@usdoj.gov Email links icon and by a complaint form on the department’s website: www.justice.gov/crt/about/vot/.” Not to be cynical, but I’m sure complaints will be frustrated by red-tape and stonewalling.

“Allegations of election fraud are handled by the 94 US Attorneys’ Offices across the country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section.  Complaints related to election fraud may be directed to your local US Attorneys’ Offices or local FBI offices, which consult with the Public Integrity Section in Washington, DC.  A list of US Attorneys’ Offices and their telephone numbers can be found at http://www.justice.gov/usao/districts/.  A list of FBI offices and accompanying telephone numbers can be found at www.fbi.gov/contact-us.” So for once I agree with the Federal government’s mantra, “If you see something, say something.” 

Nearly every poll and every major news outlet has stated that the Democrats will lose control of the Senate and suffer possible record losses in the House of Representatives. While polling these days can be off a little, it is expected to be a rout of liberal--no communist--policies in the form of throwing these evildoers out in droves. Election fraud is the only way to prevent this from happening. We have a lot of verses in the Bible about wisdom, circumspect and deceit. Jesus told us in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceives you.” Holder is sending his henchmen out to “monitor” elections. He and his hoard are a tricky bunch. Let’s exercise our right to vote and be our own monitors of the polls. 


11.03.14

As you enter the voting booth

From 1981 through 1994 and here and there since, I was a political consultant for conservative Christian candidates. In 14 years of elections, I saw a lot of dirty politics, October surprises, and attempts at ballot box fraud. It was far more difficult and took a much more clever person to defraud a paper ballot. Now it can happen with a cunning programmer or with a certain political party controlling the programming of a machine. Complicating the problems are those states that do not require an identification to vote. Somehow we are seeing precincts vote 120% for candidates from a certain party and 0% for candidates of the other party. Dead people, illegal aliens, even pets have voted. But, wait, there’s more!

In New Mexico, a person went in to vote early and found out that he had already voted. The election officials confirmed that the person who voted first was not the person who was registered to vote. They allowed the registered person to vote, but explained there was no way to take back the vote of the illegal voter because it anonymously was recorded in the system. So even if there is voter fraud, these election board officials cannot retrieve the fraudulent vote. The election is, therefore, skewed one way or another. There have been reports of voter machine irregularities in Maryland. The last time I voted in Democrat-controlled Maryland, I asked for a paper ballot and was told that paper ballots were outlawed. 

The New York Post reports that the New York State Democratic Committee is bullying people into voting by sending intimidating letters, saying, “Who you vote for is your secret. But whether or not you vote is public record. We will be reviewing voting records...to determine whether you joined your neighbors who voted in 2014...If you do not vote this year, we will be interested to hear why not.” In other words, “We know where you live.” Remember the New Black Panthers in Philadelphia who stood guard with baseball bats at voting locations to discourage white voters? Reports were that many of those locations supported the occupant of the Oval Office by more than 100%. Voting has become a full contact activity.

To me, voting is the most basic right of citizenship. You have a say who your leaders are and you need to exercise that voice at the ballot box. If you don’t like the candidates, vote for the one you think will do the best job and who aligns best with your belief system. When you are voting, pay close attention to your votes. Make sure the machine is recording precisely who you vote. If it doesn’t or there are irregularities that you notice, confront the election official at the voting location. Be polite, but firm. People are out to steal your freedom and unfortunately they have been getting away with it. Stand in the gap and protect your freedom and rights. As Proverb 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.” We know it all too well. Let’s make our votes count.


10.31.14

Remedy to feeling politically voiceless--vote

As election day approaches, many Daily Jot readers write that they feel 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, and because of false religious teachings, they believe they must submit to wicked authority. It also happens when informed people do not vote.

10.30.14

Withdrawal of Houston subpoenas is call to action 

Saying “I don’t want to have a national debate on freedom of religion” and that it is not good for the City of Houston, homosexual mayor Annise Parker has directed city attorneys to withdraw the subpoenas issued to five Houston pastors. The pastors delivered petitions against her city ordinance requiring restrooms to become unisex based on a person’s perceived gender. Notwithstanding, she vowed to continue to protect her so-called “Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO)” because “it is extremely important to me.” The change of mind came after Houston area pastors and others met with the mayor and persuaded her to do the right thing. Excellent activism by the pastors, but it shouldn’t stop now.

Parker’s change of mind on the subpoenas is a small victory in a bigger war. This is no time for forgiveness. She was defiant in her defense of non-gender public restrooms. Yet, she admitted that her action to subpoena pastors’ sermons and personal correspondence was not good for the city of Houston. At the very least, Parker should face a recall election for her shenanigans in dictating an ordinance that advances her transsexual agenda and ultimately endangers children and others by opening public restrooms to anyone of any gender. In the name of civil rights, Parker has ignited a national debate about morality, the constitution, and protecting the rights of all citizens. She should pay the price for her actions.

Pastors and the legal defense teams involved in getting Parker to call off her witch hunt should make an example of Parker. She should be sued for her intent to violate the First Amendment rights of the pastors in Houston. Parker should be held accountable for violating Constitutional rights of free speech and religious expression even by disqualifying valid petition signatures. She should also be brought up on charges of using the office of mayor to forward a personal agenda, and knowingly using city resources to pursue something that was harmful to the city--all things she has admitted to in her subpoena withdrawal. The pastoral community in Houston should be relentless in their pursuit of justice.

The Lord has blessed his disciples with a moral and legal code of accountability. It transcends the community of followers into the broader society as we are charged to “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 (Matthew 28:19-20).” We are also told to overcome evil with good. What Parker has done is evil. There should be no turning of the cheek. If the righteous do not hold the line on accountability we have an Isaiah 59:14 situation: “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” Let there be bold action against the iniquity of the Houston mayor.

10.29.14

Why I didn’t send Sermons to Houston

I totally get the point of what former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was trying to make--that if lesbian mayor of Houston Annise Parker wanted sermons, let’s all send her sermons and Bibles. From October 20 when Huckabee asked “every pastor in America” to send Parker their sermons and everyone watching his FOX news show to send her Bibles, Parker’s office has received (according to a spokesperson) between 500 and 1,000 Bibles. Parker responded, saying, “Actually, I think it was a very productive way for folks who disagreed with our legal strategy to express that disagreement, and I'm happy to share the Bibles with those who may want them." In my opinion, an opportunity was lost. 

Parker’s attorneys have subpoenaed the sermons and some 16 other types of correspondence of five Houston area pastors. She is trying to see if these pastors instructed any of their congregation on how to fill out a petition against the mayor’s pro-homosexual agenda. This is totally a violation of the First Amendment and an example of the bullying which has become the hallmark of the gay rights movement (you know, the ones who have bullied people into participating in their anti-bullying campaigns). Peter Kirsanow, a conservative commissioner on the liberal leaning US Civil Rights Commission (a federal government agency), stated Parker’s inquest was “an abuse of government power.”

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said (Matthew 7:6), “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” Parker has predictably mocked those who sent in their sermons and Bibles, and she has strengthened her resolve (turned again to rend these pastors). Logically, it didn’t make sense to me to send Parker exactly what she was demanding in violation of the Constitution of fellow pastors. To me, it makes much more sense to make an example of her that would serve as a reminder to anyone, including the ACLU, who would attempt such a violation of the Supreme law of the land--our Constitution. 

Parker should be sued for violating these pastor’s Constitutional rights. Furthermore, she should be charged with high crimes and misdemeanors against the Constitution. A team of civil rights attorneys should search every jot and title of the law and hold her accountable in court for every violation thereof. Every pastor in Houston should surround the mayor’s office and shut it down until she relents. And if she relents, she should still be tried for high crimes and misdemeanors, sued for civil rights violations, and run out of office by the good people of Houston. The parishioners of Joel Osteen’s church alone could achieve this, if they had a leader and some backbone. Sometimes we need to be more like the Lion than the Lamb.

10.28.14

CNN Poll: prophetic or pathetic?

A recent poll by CNN indicates that 68% of Americans are angry about the direction of their country and some 53% are scared. Americans are angry with their elected officials. CNN says that 53% are scared because of the Islamic State and ebola. I remember a time in America when people were angry with their elected officials, they did something about it at the ballot box. I also remember a time in America when Americans were afraid of little or nothing. If something went wrong, we fixed it. If there was a threat, we addressed it. But 53% say they are scared. This is shocking. C’mon Americans, really? The CNN poll would like the world to believe that we are quivering over here in our bunkers. 

When people move away from God, that is when fear can take root. While roughly 80% of Americans call themselves “Christians,” we know that the condition of our nation--from the elected officials to the entertainment to the immorality we tolerate--is sorely lacking in morality. Otherwise we would not be faced with the challenges before us. Psalm 23:4 says, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.” For as in Romans 8:31, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” Deuteronomy 31:6 says, “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” What brings fear is if God is not with you.

George Washington, in his farewell speech of September 1796 said, “Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. ...And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion...reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

Washington well knew that the pillars upholding our nation would collapse in the absence of God. Americans have a right to be angry. What they chose as leaders over the past decade has failed them with lies and deception. But as 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 CNN poll points out the pathetic nature of a godless society. But we are a prophetic people--”a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” It is time to rise up, for faith without works is dead. The choice is prophetic or pathetic. Go do the right thing.

10.27.14

Remember your prophetic place

There are a lot of bad things going on in the world--Ebola, the Islamic State, the lack of jobs, politicians saying that businesses don’t create jobs, the unconstitutional IRS confiscating money without due process, government spying, voting machines registering votes for only one party--it all seems overwhelming. The next problem is bigger than the one before, and they seem to be jumping out of the problem creation machine (of which the current White House is the main operator) faster than we can mentally process them. There are those who predict the end of America. Others say judgment has come. Still others are oblivious to anything but their daily schedule. But they all feel the frustration. Remember your place.

If you are a follower of Christ, the Messiah, then you know his promise. The entire Bible is given to us as the word of God, as is Jesus Christ. In Christ is our salvation and in the Bible is instruction on how we are to work out our salvation here on earth. 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.” The promise of eternal life, knowing the end game so to speak, should give us all the confidence to speak boldly as we ought to speak and having done all, to stand. Jesus said in Matthew 24:6 that ...see that you are not troubled, for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”

Isaiah 54:17 says, “No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, says the LORD.” Likewise, Isaiah 33:14-16 says, “The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness has surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? He that walks righteously, and speaks uprightly; he that despises the gain of oppressions, that keeps his hands from the holding of bribes, that stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, and shuts his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the fortresses of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.”

As the LORD says, your heritage--your prophetic place--is in his righteousness and it is you who shall have a place of defense in the fortress of rocks, dwelling on high with bread and water. Do not be overwhelmed by the things of this world. As Paul said in Romans 12:21, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Let’s not sit around wringing our hands over the unrighteous, but rather seize our place in the righteousness of the LORD. You don’t have to be enslaved by oppression--it has no authority over you. So stand in that gap. Be that royal priesthood. Obey God rather than man for the night is far spent and the day is at hand. Cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light and let your light so shine.

10.24.14

Islamic State attacks New York City?

CNN reports, “Judging those who have wandered astray” is a quote in Arabic from the Koran that was posted on Zale Thompson’s Facebook page. There is a photo of what would be considered by most a jihadist. Thompson, sporting a hoodie and a burley Middle Eastern-looking beard attacked a group of four New York police officers with a hatchet. According to CNN, police commissioner Bill Bratton was asked if there was a possible connection to terrorism. He replied, "There is nothing we know as of this time that would indicate that were the case. I think certainly the heightened concern is relative to that type of assault based on what just happened in Canada." A bit of investigation, however, would say otherwise.

A quick check by The Daily Jot of Thompson’s Facebook page indicated that he had some 327 friends. Many of them were women. Many had Islamic names, some with American names in parenthesis. Several were men that appeared quite radical on their pages. One was Karon Jones, whose page featured posters about “No Compromise” and “Sending our own troops to Ferguson,” who wrote: “The black community just lost another good brotha. R.I.P to Zale Thompson who was shot & killed by the nypd in queens new york. Zale was a very strong, educated, wise & African consciousness warrior who's work I followed on Facebook...Zale was not a terrorist like the forces to be are displaying him as but a blackman trying to uplift his people.” Terrorists are not seen as terrorists by other terrorists, they are freedom fighters.

FrontPage Magazine’s Daniel Greenfield, who writes about radical Islam, looked into Thompson’s You Tube videos. Commenting on a Caliphate Youtube video titled, “UPRISE OF THE KHILAFAH WORLD WIDE”, Zale Thompson (Muslim name unknown) responded to a man complaining about the insanity of ISIS beheadings and general bloodshed.“Zale Thompson Sep 13, 2014--If you’re looking for “perfect” muslims who never make any mistakes in their Jihad, then you will be looking in vain! If the Zionists and the Crusaders had never invaded and colonized the Islamic lands after WW1, then there would be no need for Jihad! Which is better, to sit around and do nothing, or to Jihad fisabeelallah!” That was two days after the most recent anniversary of September 11. The Arabic word means “In the Cause of Allah”.”

The mixture of race and Islam in America is a powder keg. It can be lit by the Islamic State or any number of radical groups, including those who support Black Liberation Theology (the theology of the US “president’s former church) that view Christians, Jews, and whites as privileged or as the colonizers. Irrespective of what motivates of these evildoers, they are among us. As Genesis 16:12 says of Ishmael: “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.” Americans need to take proper action to secure themselves and their families. The Ishmael in the White House has made it so.

10.23.14

Canada sees peace of Islam first hand

The turmoil the past few days in Canada should be a warning to all of us on the North American continent about the peace of Islam. Imam’s spewing hatred and death from their so-called “religious freedom-protected” mosques are inspiring deadly converts and attacks on the peace-loving. Islam is neither a religion nor peaceful and even those who seem peaceful now will someday have a choice to submit or die, and if they submit, it doesn’t bode well for Christians and Jews. A May 2013 survey by The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that  over 75% of the world’s Muslims want Sharia to be “the official law of the land.” This means that Muslims agree that Islam should be the only legal religion. 

Pew reported: “The survey – which involved more than 38,000 face-to-face interviews in 80-plus languages with Muslims across Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa – shows that Muslims tend to be most comfortable with using sharia in the domestic sphere, to settle family or property disputes.” Of the nations specifically mentioned in the Bible that come against Israel in the Day of the Lord, only Turkey currently does not have a majority of Muslims who believe Sharia should be the law of the land. Iraq (91%), the so-called Palestinian Territories (89%), Jordan (71%), Ethiopia (65%), Libya, and Iran were not surveyed, but already have Sharia as the law of the land. This is incompatible with any form of democracy or freedom.

Turkey is fast moving toward Sharia. For example, 62% of the respondents in Turkey believe that Islamic parties are better or the same as other political parties. Only about 22% of Muslims in these areas were worried about Muslim extremists. 40% of Palestinian Muslims believe suicide bombings are justified. Turkey and Jordan are next at 15%. Ezekiel 38 and 39 speaks of a tremendous end time battle where these Islamic nations come against Israel. Verse 38:12 says, “To take a spoil, and to take a prey (enslave them); to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and unto the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods that dwell in the midst of the land.” 

Many believe that this Gog spoken of is the Beast, the antichrist, because it is the Day of the Lord mentioned by all the prophets. Ezekiel 39:8 says, “Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord God; this is the day whereof I have spoken.” 38:17 possibly identifies Gog as the Beast: “Art thou 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?” The nations surveyed by Pew that comprise the Gog coalition against Israel are among the most radical Islamic states in modern times. As the Islamic State grows stronger, its sphere increases and Canadians and Americans may no longer view from afar the true peace of Islam.

10.22.14

“president” sends weapons to Islamic State

The Daily Beast reports that “At least one bundle of US weapons airdropped in Syria appears to have fallen into the hands of ISIS, a dangerous misfire in the American mission to speed aid to Kurdish forces making their stand in Kobani.” A video posted on YouTube by the Islamic State (IS) shows a wide range of US made weapons had fallen into the hands of the caliphate. Previous IS videos show these terrorists driving US tanks, Humvees, and MRRAPs. There are reports that IS has confiscated three US fighter planes from conquered Iraqi basis. There is no doubt now that both US humanitarian aid and weapons are being used to establish and build the Sharia caliphate. 

Now the White House is in damage control mode. Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told CNN, “We feel very confident that, when we air drop support as we did into Kobani… we’ve been able to hit the target in terms of reaching the people we want to reach. What I can assure people is that, when we are delivering aid now, we focus it on the people we want to receive that assistance. Those are civilians in need. Those are forces that we’re aligned with in the fight against ISIL [the government’s preferred acronym for ISIS], and we take precautions to make sure that it’s not falling into the wrong hands.” With evidence that it is in the hands of the IS, I guess the White House is confident it has succeeded.

It would be easy to say these airdrops of weapons and aid are mistakes. What isn’t easy to say is that the US “president’s” actions repeatedly have shown us that he has aided and abetted the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, and other enemies of the US throughout the Middle East. The Islamic State is just a more successful offshoot of al Qaeda that this administration assisted in developing in its efforts to have a surrogate overthrow the Syrian government. Now there are routine stories of US weapons and aid falling into the hands of the IS. Then you have the Deputy National Security Advisor saying he is confident that aid and weapons are “reaching the people we want to reach.”

This begs the question of such supplies falling into IS control: Is it incompetence or intentional on the part of the US “president?” Similarly, many Americans are asking Congressional candidates if they voted for the “president.” In his own political party, most are hedging their answers. The “president” says he knows the answer. He told the Globe and Mail, “it is difficult for them to have me in the state because the Republicans will use that to try to fan Republican turnout.” He has not campaigned for one single senate candidate this year. He and his policies are toxic. Even the campaign advisors know it. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:16, “You shall know them by their fruits.” Indeed, we should.


10.21.14

“president” sending humanitarian aid to Islamic State

What would the citizens in America and its Founding Fathers have done if George Washington had taken food, clothing, or other supplies provided to his Continental Army and used them to build a revolutionary force against America? What would have happened if Thomas Jefferson had commissioned a US Navy to destroy the Islamic Barbary pirates, but had actually assisted the pirates in their spoil gathering and slave trading efforts during the Ottoman Empire? I’m sure Americans and Congress in the late 1700s and early 1800s would have responded far differently than those of today when a “president” is using US firepower, tax dollars, and humanitarian aid to assist in building a terrorist caliphate.

Actions show intent. Incompetence can be identified and rectified. However, consistent actions show a pattern. That’s what we have with the current occupant of the Oval Office. He has aided and abetted the enemies of America and God by assisting them directly and indirectly in destabilizing the entire Middle East. Whether it is the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, the Islamic State or any militant Islamic organization in between, they are all enemies of America and they are all various shades of the same thing--those attempting to establish a worldwide Islamic Caliphate. Your tax money, military and now State Department are all heavily involved in the “president’s” quest in assisting his Islamic roots against America.

Veteran Middle East reporter Jamie Dettmer, who writes for the Daily Beast, Voice of America, and UK Daily Mail, reports “While US warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of US and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “caliphate.”...The Bible says if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him something to drink—doing so will “heap burning coals” of shame on his head. But there is no evidence that the militants of the Islamic State, widely known as ISIS or ISIL, feel any sense of disgrace or indignity (and certainly not gratitude) receiving charity from their foes.”

Dettmer continues: “Quite the reverse, the aid convoys have to pay off ISIS emirs (leaders) for the convoys to enter the eastern Syrian extremist strongholds of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, providing yet another income stream for ISIS militants, who are funding themselves from oil smuggling, extortion, and the sale of whatever they can loot, including rare antiquities from museums and archaeological sites.” The US aid comes from a branch of the State Department. It allows the Islamic State to appear like the good guys by satisfying the core demands/needs of the local people. The US “president” is, therefore, materially assisting the establishment of the caliphate government. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”

10.20.14

Taking politics out of the election

Without citing statistics, the Christian population in America can determine the outcome of every elective office in the upcoming election. We are supposedly a nation of approximately 75% Christian. Christians are a hands-down majority. Why then do we have socialists and progressives holding office? It is, in my opinion, because we can’t seem to get past ourselves. Over the years, I have heard from many diverse types of Christians. Some believe they shouldn’t vote. Others believe they are of another kingdom, so they have no responsibility to America. Others have a difficult time with the choice of candidates. There are so many reasons why not, but few reasons why. We need a standard criteria.

The Bible tells us in Proverbs 29:2, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.” This nation has been falling apart for over a generation. It is my opinion that Christians are responsible. Jesus commanded in the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go you therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, behold, I am with you always even unto the end of the age. Amen.” If we, as Christians, were effectively doing this, the candidates running for office would likely reflect the fruit of our labors.

It has nothing to do with politics and everything to do with who we are as Christians. This is very unpopular to say. But what we are hearing these days from the pulpit, the self-indulgent, self-enhancement, extra-biblical, and emotional gospel that is being preached is in great contrast to the self-less example of servant leadership Christ demonstrated and commanded us to do. We need to step outside of ourselves and do what the Lord told us--make disciples, teaching others to be doers of the word, not hearers only. Then, and only then, will people understand that you cannot separate your spirit from who you are--that you cannot take your faith belief out of how you govern. Otherwise the result is what we now have.

For me, there are specific standards that I use in casting a vote. Does the candidate exemplify godly principles and beliefs? If so, to what extent? Are these actions and beliefs in greater amounts than the other candidate? Folks, we have to start somewhere. God has given you life to live it out. Being a member of God’s kingdom is not mutually exclusive to where you live on earth, where you are to glorify him in what you do. Voting is part of our responsibility as citizens. I try to take the politics out of it and compare the candidate against scripture. I often do not like the choices of candidates, but I vote for the one I believe aligns the closest to God’s word. God-given freedom comes with responsibility. You can make the difference.


10.17.14

Can you trust a man who believes wrongly?

Here is a guy who believes that man evolves from apes and that if you tax people enough you can control the climate, so when the occupant of the Oval Office says that it is unlikely that ebola will spread in the United States, how does that pass the straight-face test? It doesn’t. This “president” has done nothing in his entire six and a half years to protect the American people from unnecessary risk. He has thrown in with al Qaeda, The Muslim Brotherhood, and the Islamic State. He has destroyed the best health care system in the world. He has pummeled the economy. He has allowed the diseased, criminal, and terrorist to enter the country at will. How can you trust anything someone like this would say?

So now you see a White House that minces words, stretches meanings, and down right lies to the public over something of which we need to know the truth. Question to Jim Earnest, White House Press Secretary: “Yesterday the President said that an Ebola epidemic in the United States is highly unlikely.  Is that statement still operative today? Answer: It is true. It's guided by the science. That's what our experts say. Our experts say that because the way that Ebola is transmitted is very clear and it is something that is not likely to happen in the United States...The only way that an individual can get Ebola is by coming into close contact with the bodily fluids of an individual that is already exhibiting symptoms of Ebola.”

The trouble with these communists who have taken over our government--in both parties, mind you--is that they think if they say it, it means something. They say that ebola, for example, is virtually impossible to contract here in America. Yet two people have it. They say that there is global warming and we have to tax the people to prevent it, yet we have entered a cooling cycle, and global warming scientists have admitted to fudging the data. They say that man came from an ape, yet it does not occur in present day history, there is no evolution evident. They say to kill a baby in the womb is legal, yet if a pregnant woman is murdered, the murderer is charged with a double homicide. Saying things don’t make them so.

In fact, these folks have deceived many a voter by pulling heartstrings and feigning care, concern for the less fortunate and caring little if nothing in their actions. Jesus said in Matthew 7:18 and 20, “A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit...Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them.” Whatever you think about ebola, there are people dying from it. This is no joke. The other thing that is also true is that the “president” has failed to protect the borders, and at the same time, has failed to protect the general welfare of the public. Whether he has purposely done so is yet to be seen. But based on his previous record, you can draw your own conclusions.


10.16.14

Nero couldn’t have done better

The Founding Fathers wrote what we call a preamble to introduce the Constitution’s fundamental purposes and guiding principles. Every school kid during my childhood had to memorize it. It 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.” Just in case we would grow up to be president or to just be a good citizen, our teachers thought we should know it. Seeing today’s overreaching and ineffective government, I now know why.

When you look at the nation today and what has happened to it in the past eight years (yes, the last two years of the previous presidency included), it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that we have not drifted, but have raced, far from our guiding principles. Our Justice Department and court system is Biblical--in the Isaiah 59:14 sense: “And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” You know what I mean. There are more people not working than are--not because they don’t want to work, but because there are no jobs for them and they have given up. 

Our “president” has scuttled the common defense of our nation by aligning with terrorists such as the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, and even the Islamic State--how else does one explain that US weapons and bullets are being used to kill the innocent? Our porous borders are allowing terrorists, disease carrying children, militant gang members, and criminals to cross into the US at will and do their dirty-work. The “president” refuses to do anything about it. And how is that promotion of the general welfare working out? The “president” and his minions vowed to control Ebola and they have made a mess of everything. So much for socialist healthcare and its benefit to society. 

Using the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown to promote racial divide rather than promote domestic tranquility, soft persecution of Christians, promotion of an anti-marriage agenda, and the list goes on and on. If one had set out to destroy this country, imperil its citizens, Nero could not have done a better job than has the occupant of the Oval Office, the Congress, and the Supreme Court. These are truly Proverb 30:12 days where “There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” We are about to experience such woe if we do not stand to change.


10.15.14

Lesbian Houston mayor bullies pastors

WorldNetDaily and Fox News are reporting that the lesbian mayor of Houston Annise Parker has subpoenaed the sermons and other pastoral communications of several Houston area pastors to determine if there was anti-gay comments in them. The mayor is witch hunting to find out if these pastors had anything to do with a petition against her ordinance mandating same sex bathrooms in Houston. Once again, those who have a nationwide anti-bully campaign are the bullies. Notwithstanding, this threat to religious freedom simply should be squashed immediately by the pastors refusing to comply based on their 1st Amendment rights. But not so fast. The legal community is involved full force.

Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys have filed a motion in Texas court to stop the subpoenas. In a statement by ADF on its website, ADF Senior Legal Counsel Erik Stanley said, “City council members are supposed to be public servants, not ‘Big Brother’ overlords who will tolerate no dissent or challenge. In this case, they have embarked upon a witch-hunt, and we are asking the court to put a stop to it.” ADF Litigation Counsel Christiana Holcomb added, “The city council and its attorneys are engaging in an inquisition designed to stifle any critique of its actions. Political and social commentary is not a crime; it is protected by the First Amendment.”

The ADF brief states: “The message is clear: oppose the decisions of city government, and drown in unwarranted, burdensome discovery requests. These requests, if allowed, will have a chilling effect on future citizens who might consider circulating referendum petitions because they are dissatisfied with ordinances passed by the City Council. Not only will the Nonparty Pastors be harmed if these discovery requests are allowed, but the People will suffer as well. The referendum process will become toxic and the People will be deprived of an important check on city government provided them by the Charter.”

My hunch is that these pastors sit under 501C3 corporations instead of non-stock Churches. If that is the case, they have opened the door to government interference by being beholden to government regulations--one of such by the IRS that pastors are not allowed to take political positions in church. Albeit this is totally erroneous and unconstitutional, it has been enforced through intimidation. The short answer to such harassment is “You have no authority to request such information by virtue of the 1st Amendment.” But the not for profit designation muddies the waters. Remember always Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” And in America, there can be no law respecting the establishment or free exercise of religion. Seems like the Alamo has moved to Houston and all of America should get behind these pastors. Pray and Act.


10.14.14

Responsibility as citizens in God’s kingdom

As we look at the news headlines and consider the condition of our nation, there is much debate over the conduct of our elected officials, our government, and our society. Over 12 years ago when I began writing The Daily Jot, the Lord gave me some verses from Ezekiel 3:18-19: “When I say unto the wicked, You shall 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 your hand. Yet if you warn the wicked, and he turns not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.” These verses continue for the righteous. 

Ezekiel 3:20-21: “Again, When a righteous man turns from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also you have delivered your soul.” I see these verses as my calling and my role as a citizen in the kingdom of God. These verses give me purpose, compassion, love, honor, truth, justice, respect, joy, and they prevent me from being offended.

Every believer should know his or her purpose on earth. In the very least, it is to glorify God in all that you do. We often fall short, but the only way to achieve excellence is to strive for perfection. Having said that, I believe we have responsibility as citizens in God’s kingdom. I am looking at the 100-plus emails I get everyday and seeing a lot of harshness. Ebola, for example, is said to be, in many of these emails, a hoax, a government red flag, a bio weapon developed at Ft Detrick, and so on. They present headlines and claim fact even though it is based on extremely flimsy evidence that the sender will argue to the death that their “facts” prove something. You are something less than an idiot if you don’t adopt their viewpoint. That’s just one example.

Somewhere lost in all this blame and and so-called “proof” is the compassion for those who are suffering. I wonder myself about the alleged “red flag” incidents and the control people in power gain from them. But overriding these suppositions is the human side of things. With Ebola, for example, I know there is death--horrible death. So if it is a government conspiracy or some such red flag, are we to ignore the suffering because it is generated by evil intent? I, for one, cannot stand by and refuse compassion and life sustaining/death preventing resources to the innocent because of the unrighteous acts of another. There is responsibility and accountability as a citizen of God’s kingdom. Just saying...


10.13.14

March of Prophecy: US Airstrikes helping Islamic State

The occupant of the Oval Office’s airstrikes in Syria and Iraq on the political surface are aimed at destroying the Islamic State, but in reality may be accelerating its development across the region. From Psalm 83 to Isaiah to Ezekiel to Daniel to Joel to Revelation and many other prophetic writings, the traditional enemies of Israel gather to wage war and take a spoil against Jerusalem. Nearly every Middle East foreign policy effort of the US “president” has strengthened and advanced the agenda of a worldwide Islamic caliphate. Islam is a true antichrist thearchy, as described in 2 John 7, “...who confess not that Jesus Christ (Messiah) is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” 

In a September 24 editorial, the New York Times criticized the “president’s” airstrikes as a “bad decision,” warning of “unforeseen consequences in a violent and volatile region.” The UK Independent is far more blunt in an October 12 article: “The US-led air attacks launched against Islamic State (also known as Isis) on 8 August in Iraq and 23 September in Syria have not worked...In both Syria and Iraq, Isis is expanding its control rather than contracting.” The article says Islamic State fighters are inspired: “Part of the strength of the fundamentalist movement is a sense that there is something inevitable and divinely inspired about its victories, whether it is against superior numbers in Mosul or US airpower at Kobani.”

The article points out the complex support of Turkey for the Islamic State, while claiming to be an ally of the US: “Turkey is demanding a high price from the US for its co-operation in attacking Isis, such as a Turkish-controlled buffer zone inside Syria where Syrian refugees are to live and anti-Assad rebels are to be trained. Mr Erdogan would like a no-fly zone which will also be directed against the government in Damascus since Isis has no air force. If implemented the plan would mean Turkey, backed by the US, would enter the Syrian civil war on the side of the rebels, though the anti-Assad forces are dominated by Isis and Jabhat al-Nusra, the al-Qaeda affiliate.” 

While the secular media appears to have no clue about, or belief in, end time prophecy, it is describing the conditions precedent to a rising union of the traditional enemies of Israel as prophesied throughout the Bible. Turkey is key, as Gog of Magog, the Chief Prince of Meshech and Tubal will lead Persia (modern Iran), Ethiopia, Libya, Gomer, Togarmah against the mountains of Israel in a colossal end time battle. Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Gomer and Togarmah are located in modern Turkey. Currently, Turkey is supporting the Islamic Caliphate while telling America she is an ally. The US “president,” while appearing to Americans as fighting the Caliphate, is actually strengthening it. America is currently on the wrong side of prophecy, and even the New York Times believes there will be consequences.


10.10.14

Fear not

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.


10.9.14

Islamic Eisegesis and the false prophets

Eisegesis is the process of interpreting a text or portion of text in such a way that the process introduces one's own presuppositions, agendas, or biases into and onto the text. It is the opposite of Exegesis, meaning that text is interpreted in its context. Often Christians are accused, and rightfully so, of cherry-picking the Bible for verses that support their own ideas. They are not the only ones. In fact, the entire theocracy of Islam is built on such principle. When Mohammad wrote the Koran he did so using the first part to exonerate the peaceful nature of Islam. The second part of the Koran, however, reveals the hostile, effectively allowing Muslims to situationally use eisegesis in deceiving people according to the need. 

I read a story about how Italy did not recognize Islam as a religion. In that, an Imam was debating with commentators about the story. In every instance where a person brought up the violence and hatred of Islam not only toward its own people, but most certainly to those who do not believe in Islam, this Imam quoted the love and peace verses of first part of the Koran. He refused to debate the 100-plus verses about beheading the unbelievers and killing the infidels. I do not believe that Islam is a legitimate religion. It is a theocracy, a political system, that uses religion to as a means to an end. The only peace of Islam is submission to the theocracy. This is satan’s design to deceive using duplicity. 

While Islam wants its believers and the outside world to perceive it as a “peaceful” religion, its actions are historically the opposite. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.” Indeed, Islam should be known by its fruits. Islam practices slavery. In fact, there are confirmed reports that the Islamic State (IS) is putting price tags on captured Yazidi women and girls and selling them in Mosul at a discount to recruit fighters. We are well aware of Islam’s beheadings, rapes, drug dealings, honor killings, slave trade, and so on, all justified by the Koran. And all denied by quoting from the Koran. 

The US “president” says that the IS is perpetrating its barbarism on mostly Muslims. That too, is in the Koran--to bring Muslims under submission. It is now reported that even the Pakistani Taliban are pledging allegiance to the IS. Which leads to the obvious question: If Muslims don’t support the IS and its savagery, why don’t they all oppose it? Turkey, for example, says it opposes the IS, but in reality Istanbul is a fertile recruiting ground for the IS. Turkey also funds Hamas and is a safe haven for the Muslim Brotherhood. Even the US “president” uses the duplicity of the Koran to say he is against the IS by pretending to bomb it, but American bullets are being used by the IS to massacre its victims. Deception is a part of Islam’s DNA. This “president” is no exception. As Jesus said, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”


10.8.14

A Christian response to the Ebola threat Part 3

The US government is obviously not in the business of protecting the general welfare of the country as documented by the response to the Ebola threat. The “president” says it’s a national security threat, but still will not secure the borders or take other precautions on flights with people entering the US from West Africa. This is just one small example of a government that has determined it is better to do nothing than to protect its citizenry. You have to take matters into your own hands to secure the safety, protection and general welfare of yourself and your family. Government is not God. It has very few concrete answers for you. Conversely, The Daily Jot is taking steps to prevent Ebola and save lives.

In Ghana, West Africa, the government is willing to protect its citizens, but does not have the resources to do so. That’s where our ministry has stepped up, especially in the rural areas where the large churches fear to tread due to the hostile Islamic influx and the difficulty reaching the bush. Our ministry partner William Agbeti is reaching out with a message that educates about regular hand washing, personal hygiene and raised public health standards, and the life-preservation of God’s word. Our Ghana ministry is deeply involved in its small way in helping prevent ebola in the rural areas through our two programs: education on ebola prevention and free distribution of water filtration systems for regular washing of hands.

Pastor Agbeti reports: “So far the ministry has reached out to some hundred rural folks and families with cholera and ebola education materials and ebola prevention materials (EPM).  Every Sunday, the ministry targets a slum or poor area and reaches to children and families in those areas. Also, the ministry has placed an order for more EPM to be distributed through rural churches and is collaborating with rural-based ministries to educate hundreds of children on the outbreak of the two diseases. With each information material and EPM freely given out, we also give out children’s bibles.

“We are unable to reach out to several other areas owing to resource constraints. Owing to the ebola epidemic and the wide-spread fear that it may reach Ghana as a matter of time, the Ghana Ministry finds itself now working exclusively to help prevent a possible outbreak.  We feel inadequate in the wake of this looming gigantic challenge. As a result, the ministry has deemed it  expedient to convert its truck donated by The Daily Jot into an information services and cinema van to reach out to thousands in rural areas.  Hopefully, this exercise will become operational in a couple of weeks.”

Pastor Agbeti has taken this on at the leading of the Lord. He is on the front lines of two epidemics facing his country: Islam and Ebola. He and our small group are living examples of Isaiah 42:10 where the Lord instructs: “Fear not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yea, I will help you; yea, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.” They need help. They lack resources for Bibles, Ebola Prevention Materials, fitting the truck with video equipment, and fuel to reach the rural areas. Pastor Agbeti believes that the challenge in West Africa cannot be viewed as something that does not concern America--citing the recent ebola stricken man who came from West Africa to Dallas. 

This is an example of how the leadership of one person is ultimately saving lives, both here on earth and eternally. He did not fear. He was not anxious. He knew there would be little or no help from the government. He has total faith in God. He is educating about how to prevent ebola and at the same time spreading the good news. We can do the same in this country. Educate yourself. Take the necessary steps to protect yourself and your family. Use the opportunity to talk about the Lord. A quick way to educate yourself on ebola is Ray Gano’s short and to the point book: “Survive the Coming Storm: Ebola Crisis” available at Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MI8LIXK ) for $5. Whether ebola or any other issue confronting us as Christians, this is a time when we need to challenge ourselves and one another to solve problems and glorify Christ. 

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10.7.14

Ebola, your responsibility, our ministry work Part 2

The occupant of the Oval Office Monday issued a statement on Ebola: “As I’ve said from the start of this outbreak, I consider this a top national security priority.” This, after he claimed on September 16 that chances of an outbreak of Ebola in the US were “extremely low” and “unlikely.” He then listed a number of procedures taken by the government to prevent the spread of Ebola. Trouble is, for anyone who has travelled internationally, these procedures appear routine, as the “president” confirmed, “All passengers leaving affected countries are screened for Ebola symptoms. Such screenings involve a travel health questionnaire, visual assessment for potential illness...” The US government can’t protect you.

On August 7, Beth Bell, a director at the Centers for Disease Control told CNBC that it wasn’t likely that people exposed to Ebola in West Africa will arrive in the US. On September 16, the “president” said, “I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here in the United States are extremely low... We’ve been taking the necessary precautions, including working with countries in West Africa to increase screening at airports so that someone with the virus doesn’t get on a plane for the United States. In the unlikely event that someone with Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home.”

But arrive one did in Dallas and after exposing school children, being refused care at a hospital, and vomiting in the streets--exposing citizens to tremendous risk. This, after, what the “president” says the government taking the necessary precautions--the business as usual of visual assessments and filling out forms. Our ministry partner in West Africa, William Agbeti, explains why the “president’s” efforts are in vain: “As more and more people get infected with ebola in West Africa, where there seems to be no hope in its effective containment and treatment by government institutions, some, if not all, with opportunity to travel to the US and other countries will do so immediately in the hope that their lives will be saved.”

We, as citizens, cannot count on a delusional “president” and his prideful band of appointees to do what is right to protect ourselves and our families from risk of Ebola or any other disease. He has purposely allowed tens of thousands of children to cross our borders illegally and has mainstreamed many of the diseased into public schools. You must take responsibility for your own survival and protection. Government is not God.  As written in Joel 2:32 and repeated often in the Bible, “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered.” The government can make no such warranty. Take responsibility for your own life and the lives of your family in all things. The next Daily Jot will give examples of how.


10.6.14

Ebola, EV-D68 and our ministry work, Part 1

I have seen countless emails forwarded by Christians that claim the Ebola scare is just that--a scare, perhaps even another government red flag event (if you are a practicing conspiracy junkie). I can tell you this: The lack of security on the US border and the poor processes used by government officials who are supposed to protect Americans could be a deadly combination to you or your child. The government has allowed, even forced the mainstreaming of illegal alien children into our public schools and they do not have to meet even the basic health requirements of citizen children. Ebola and EV-D68 are a threat. How we handle that threat is key. Don’t expect much from the government.

The sooner you decide that you must take your own steps to protect your family from unnecessary risk, the less anxiety and actual risk you will experience. The government is not going to protect your family from disease any more than it will protect your family from Islamic colonization and all the barbaric risks it poses. The government has another agenda, and your health and safety, your Constitutional rights, are not part of that agenda. We could learn a thing or two from our ministry work in Ghana, West Africa. The government there has the desire to protect its people, but it does not have the resources. Our ministry partner, William Agbeti, a true pastor and man of God, understood this from the onset. 

He explained: “A recent outbreak of cholera exposed how porous the country has become owing to poor personal and public hygiene, as the disease claimed close to 100 lives and affected thousands. Right on the heels of cholera now comes the outbreak of the ebola virus disease (EVD), which is sweeping across parts of the sub-region, claiming in its wake hundreds of lives and infecting several others on a daily basis; putting everyone in this country on edge.” Family members, friends, neighbors, students, church members and the entire nation noted for its culture of handshake, are no longer shaking hands. Fear is rife among the populace that the nation is not ready to deal with the EVD, should Ghana record a case.” 

Our ministry in Ghana trains up pastors to go into the rural areas and establish churches. These rural areas also happen to be targets of Islam. The people are poor. They are unreachable by the government. The Christian churches refuse to venture out into this dangerous and underserved area. Pastor Agbeti wanted to protect these folks from an outbreak of EVD and spread the gospel instead. He prayed about it and enlisted our support. Point is, putting your trust in government won’t save you. Psalm 20.7 says, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.” We must first determine to remember and listen to the LORD. From there, we must act. In the days ahead, the Daily Jot will share how we protect our church family and share the gospel in Ghana. It will work here, too.


10.3.14

Unemployment drops, but it’s still really bad news

The occupant of the Oval Office is bragging now that unemployment dropped to 5.9%, the lowest since the summer of 2008. This is great deception. As pointed out by Tyler Durden of zerohedge.com, “for those curious...the answer is the same one we have shown every month since 2010: the collapse in the labor force participation rate, which in September slid from an already three decade low 62.8% to 62.7% - the lowest in over 36 years, matching the February 1978 lows. And while according to the Household Survey, 232,000 people found jobs, what is more disturbing is that the people not in the labor force, rose to a new record high, increasing by 315,000 to 92.6 million!” 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not count people who no longer are looking for a job as unemployed. Last month, the number of Americans no longer in the workforce rose to a record 92.6. These are folks who couldn’t find a job and gave up looking, or decided to retire. So when you hear those politicians toot their horns on jobs by saying unemployment has dropped during their tenure, don’t stand too close--their noses may grow so fast you may get injured. Unemployment is going down because people are no longer counted in the workforce--not because they got a job. In fact, the federal and state governments employ over 8 million people--5% of the participating workforce. 

Connecting the dots between statistics from the Bureau of Labor, Commerce Department, and Health and Human Services reveals big trouble. The total available labor force is 246.8 million. Only 154 million are participating in the workforce. Over 92.6 million have given up on having a job. Some 9.8 million of the 154 million are unemployed. Total unemployment, therefore, is over 41% or approximately 102.3 million people, roughly a third of the US population. As of January 1, over 65 million were receiving Welfare, Food Stamps or Unemployment. So we have over 144 million people (the employed labor force) supporting over 65 million plus another 37 million teetering on the edge of government assistance. All of us who work are essentially supporting our own family AND someone else’s who doesn’t work.

In Luke 10:7, Jesus said “the laborer is worthy of his wages.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10 says, “...if any would not work, neither should he eat.” 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.” Socialism is against God’s plan for your life. Don’t be deceived by liars figuring.



10.2.14

White House war on children

It is no stretch of the imagination to say that the occupant of the Oval Office and his Administration are waging war on our children. There has been great push back from parents on the first lady’s school lunch program. But that is just window dressing. If you want to get stirred up about something, start thinking in terms of border security and the threat that brings to every child in America from disease to personal security and everything in between. It’s as if this “president” has declared war on our children. Currently, health officials are reaching out to some 100 people who may have been in contact with the first Ebola victim in the US. This infected person was in contact with five children in four different schools.

But that is just the tip of the iceberg. On September 28, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Advisory to doctors about a mysterious polio-like virus that’s causing acute neurological illness and paralysis in children. The cases occurred between August 9-September 17 among children aged 1-18 years old. The nine children all had fever and respiratory illness about two weeks before developing varying degrees of limb weakness. The CDC confirmed that it is considering the possibility that the nationwide outbreak of EV-D68 is causing the polio-like illness. They are asking doctors to report any similar neurological illnesses to the CDC.

WesternJournalism.com reports, “the CDC and our Federal government are completely ignoring the fact that this virus seems to have been spread by illegal immigrants who’ve been dumped throughout the country – thanks in large part to the [sic] administration. Although it’s received very little mainstream media coverage, the current outbreak of EV-D68 is common to El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua, three countries where a bulk of the illegal immigrant children come from. These unaccompanied illegal immigrant children have been allowed into the nation’s school systems without medical screenings and without required vaccinations.” The site says 25 children in California came down with similar symptoms in February.

The “president’s” refusal to stop this massive invasion on our Southern border is endangering our children. The mainstreaming of these illegal children into America’s public school system is a direct attack on the well being of our children. Furthermore, with the evidence of Islamic radicals transcending the porous Southern border, there is no guarantee that any government--local, state, or federal--can protect from terrorists attacking our schools. This negligence is unconscionable. As Jesus said in Luke 17:2, “It would be better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he was cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.” Discern and act.


10.1.14

When is enough, enough?

Some years ago, I was having lunch with my friend Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece. We were talking about her father and uncle and the civil rights movement. I asked her what was the tipping point for these men to go forward and lead people in dissent. Was there any particular event or incident that really spurred them to action? She told me that it seemed like it was more spontaneous than anything specific. They just knew when enough was enough and they had to act. This is a question every genuine American citizen should consider asking him/her self privately, asking of family and friends and strongly asking elected officials: When is enough, enough?

A black Muslim man beheaded an unarmed white woman. There is no doubt to his ties to Islam and his belief in the 100-plus verses in the Koran that instruct good Muslims to kill infidels, especially Christians and Jews. The occupant of the Oval Office is silent. The Attorney General is silent. The news media doesn’t even bother to pose a question during the White House press briefings in the immediate days after this heinous act. Yet when an unarmed black man attacks a white armed police officer and loses his life, there are riots, investigations, political rhetoric, demands, media coverage and more. Things are out of balance, and political correctness and race issues make it difficult to have fruitful dialogue.

There are countless examples. A recent news report said over 125 million Americans between the ages of 25 and 55 are unemployed--the largest number in decades. Yet the “president” touts on the White House website how many jobs his administration has created. The “president” continues to say that Islam is a religion of peace and that violent acts do not represent Islam. Yet around the world, those representing Islam commit violent and brutal acts. We have a “president” who says that it is “unlikely” Ebola would spread to the United States, but it is confirmed in America. We have a “president” who says the borders are secure, yet tens of thousands of illegals are streaming across the borders.

We have a “president” who deceives; a media that ignores; a Congress that neglects; and a citizenry who in part is ignorant of the nation’s condition, and in part is frustrated beyond belief. The natural affection of one American to another seems gone. The ability to earn a living is diminished. The security of our nation--both at home and abroad--is threatened. It appears that none in authority are willing to address any issue. As the Lord said 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.” We need to determine when is enough, enough before the second part of the verse is realized: “but I found none.”

9.30.14

Incompetence or brilliant strategist?

During a “60 Minutes” interview, the occupant of the Oval Office blamed his surprise of what he once called the “JV team” rising to power so quickly on a failure in the intel community to recognize the growing threat of the Islamic State. So smugly, he said, “I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria.” Since this statement, the “president” has been taken to task by the intel community and even anonymous members of his own security staff voicing concern to the news media. Even so, a new government watchdog report indicates the “president” is willfully uninformed when it comes to national security.

Presidential Daily Briefings (PDBs) are the top secret briefings on national security and foreign intelligence provided daily by the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the FBI and the CIA. These briefs are summaries that are delivered electronically, in paper form, and given in person. This briefing has been conducted since after the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion and before the Cuban missile crisis in June 1961. Since the beginning of 2014, the “president” has attended only 37.5 % of the PDBs, preferring to receive them on his tablet instead. This is no small thing as a President must protect the national security at all costs and understanding these briefings is paramount to decision-making.

Notwithstanding, watchdog Government Accountability Institute updated an analysis of how much time the “president” has spent attending his Presidential Daily Briefs (PDBs), as recorded on the White House official calendar and Politico’s comprehensive calendar. The updated study covered his first 2,079 days in office, running from January 20, 2009 through September 29, 2014. Of those, he attended a total of 875 Presidential Daily Briefs for an overall 42.09% attendance rate. During his first term, he attended 42.43% of the 1,461 briefings. During his second term, he attended to date only 41.26% of a possible 618 briefings, according to GAI. 

Many will say that the “president” is just incompetent and disengaged when it comes to national security and foreign policy. If, however, one analyzes the body of work in foreign policy and national security by this “president,” a conclusion could be drawn that he is intent on elevating Islam at the expense of the United States. Too many Islamic foreign policy initiatives have occurred with his assistance to be coincidence--Arab Spring, the Islamic State, Benghazi, Muslim Brotherhood appointees to the Administration, Islamic visits to the White House and on and on. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” So incompetent or brilliant strategist, either way deception is the common denominator.


9.29.14

Beheading shows deeper danger of Islam in America

Jah Keem Yisrael attended the mosque of Imam Suhaib Webb, former leader of the Islamic society of Greater Oklahoma. Webb moved on where he now serves as Imam of the mosque in Boston, which was attended by the Islamic Boston Marathon “bombers.” Webb, according to Breitbart, which quotes FBI documents, is associated with al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al Awlaki and the Muslim American Society founded as the US Chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood. Remember, the Muslim Brotherhood is the occupant of the Oval Office’s foreign policy partner. Jah Keem Yisrael stayed in Oklahoma. He is also known as Alton Nolen, the Muslim convert who beheaded a female coworker at the plant where he once worked. 

The Inquisitr reports that Nolen actually had posted pictures of himself on Facebook in a black robe dressed as an Islamic State fighter. The Inquisitr writes: Information posted on the Jah’Keem Yisrael Facebook page includes one that reads, “[Exactly as written] Ima Tell You Off Top Im Not Your Friend My Friends Are At The Mosque All Around The World. Im an Muslim from the Tribe of Judah who Was Pretty Much Raised In Killeen Texas...  Christans have some thing where they eat crackers which represents Jesus (Salayi Wa Alayi Salaam ameen) flesh & Drink Cranberry Juice which represents his blood. Dnt u thank that’s kind of evil lol—— WAKE UP ISLAM IS THE TRU RELIGION. This is the last days. America and Israel are wicked Wake up Muslims!!!””

While the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma denounced Nolen’s actions and claimed Islam is a religion of peace, the entire incident demonstrates why Islam is incompatible with the Constitutional Republic of America and presents a clear and present danger to every non-Muslim living in America. Young men such as Nolen are brainwashed by cunning Islamic Imams who are spreading hate and insurrection in their American Mosques. Imams motivate their congregants. They know something the news media and the politicians refuse to acknowledge: The peace of Islam is submission to Islam. It is a peaceful “religion” when all on earth are in submission to it. That is the peace of Islam. 

The sooner we as Americans recognize that Islam does not fall under Constitutional protections of freedom of religion, the safer our country will be. Islam is an insurgent force that is colonizing in America and hiding behind our Constitutional rights. These rights, however, do not apply to those wishing to overthrow the country. Islam is its own nation without borders. It has its own laws, its own government, and its own belief system. Its constitution, the Koran, calls on every Muslim to kill Christians and Jews, and bring them into submission to Islam. This horrible incident in Oklahoma will multiply so long as Islam is present in America. The peace of Islam is submission. As Jeremiah 6:14 says, “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people lightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.”

9.26.14

The lawless Attorney General resigns

Arguably the most corrupt and lawless Attorney General of our time, Eric Holder, has resigned his position in the “president’s” cabinet. Holder is the embodiment of Isaiah 59:14, “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” Holder’s time as Attorney General is a testament to communistic ideals of arbitrary enforcement of laws and the ends justifying the means. He bent the laws that Congress would not change. He ignored the laws he didn’t like. He refused to enforce the laws that offended his political beliefs. Because of Eric Holder, who no doubt received instruction from the “president,” our nation is worse off than before him.

From early on, he refused to enforce the offshore drilling laws Congress passed that would have reduced our energy dependency on Arab oil, stimulated jobs, and lowered prices at the pump. His wrong-minded communistic idea of arming drug cartels in Mexico to trace their movements led to increased crime and death under Fast and Furious. White people were disenfranchised by the Islamic-Fascist New Black Panthers in Philadelphia when they threatened voters with baseball bats. Holder took no action against these lawbreakers. In fact, many precincts voted more voters than were registered for his boss, but there were no investigations into voter fraud. Holder stonewalled justice. 

He also incited anger by his alarming rhetoric in Ferguson, Mo., where it appears the “facts” of a policeman shooting an unarmed man in cold blood were completely wrong. But so were the “facts” of the Trayvon Martin death, and several other race-baiting incidents. Did Holder step in and represent the interests of the American people under the law? No, he inflamed each situation. Holder refused to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, instead opting for supporting homosexual “marriage” over the law of the land, even against landslide state referenda choosing traditional marriage. He refused to enforce border security, increasing crime and allowing millions of illegals in this country free benefits at taxpayer expense.

These is just the tip of the iceberg of Holder’s lawlessness. The IRS, NSA, FBI, Muslim Brotherhood, and a host of others decorate his “service.” He, like us all, will face ultimate judgment before God. But he has committed crimes against America. His actions have cost innocent lives, and we have not yet seen results of his refusal to secure the borders. His actions appear to be both criminal and civil violations of the same laws that you and I must obey otherwise we would face the consequences. Holder is not above God, neither is he above the law. He should be prosecuted, tried and serve time if found guilty. It would set precedent for the “president” who is also not above the law--God’s or ours.


9.25.14

“President” continues Islamic apologetics at UN

The occupant of the Oval Office continued his international tour of Islamic apology at the UN. His fawning over Islam as a religion of peace has been noticed by at least one member of the mainstream media--Joseph Curl of The Washington Times. Curl wrote: “The president’s desire for a world in which nations talk openly about their true feelings, perhaps share a good cry together, and sing kumbaya around the campfire, is the height of naiveté. So is this passage of his speech: ”...the United States is not and never will be at war with Islam. Islam teaches peace. Muslims the world over aspire to live with dignity and a sense of justice. And when it comes to America and Islam, there is no us and them, there is only us.””

Curl recognizes the real point: “But Islam and the holy Koran on which Muslim militant groups like al Qaeda and the Islamic State base their actions do call for the extermination of all who do not follow Islam, do demand that followers kill anyone who leaves the religion, do subjugate women. For the record, the Koran contains more than 100 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers. [sic the president] said in his speech that “all people of faith have a responsibility to lift up the value at the heart of all great religions: Do unto thy neighbor as you would do — you would have done unto yourself.” But that is not a cornerstone of Islam. Militant Muslims have a very different belief: “Fight in the name of your religion with those who disagree with you.” And that edict comes straight from their holiest book.”

Curl, who covered the White House for over a decade for the Washington Times, writes that the “president” “still labors under the delusion that the Islamic State group and its ilk have “perverted one of the world’s great religions.” He still rejects “any suggestion of a clash of civilizations” — despite al Qaeda’s and Islamic State’s express declaration of war against western civilization (and anyone who is not Muslim).” Curl suggests that the “president” quit apologizing for Islam and say something to the effect that “We didn’t start this war, but we will end it.” Trouble is, the “president” told the UN last year that the world worked together to “end a decade of war.” Again, the occupant of the Oval Office is delusional.

The Koran is open-ended when it tells Muslims to kill unbelievers. There is no comparison to the one true God telling the Jews to eliminate a very specific enemy during a very specific time. Christians are not instructed to kill unbelievers. The “president” is also wrong that all religions embrace “do unto thy neighbor as you would have done unto yourself.” It was Jesus Christ who commanded in Matthew 7:12, “Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” The “president” seems very confused when it comes to religion, except that he is an apologist for Islam while ignoring the tenets of Islam. 2 John 7 describes both he and Islam--deceivers and antichrists.


9.24.14

Six seconds of disrespect

It may have been only about six seconds of his entire time as occupant of the Oval Office, but it may be one of the most revealing segments of this “presidency.” The “president” was disembarking from a Marine helicopter. As he went down the steps, dressed in a suit and tie and wearing sun glasses, the Marines flanking the steps were at full attention and saluted him. Looking straight forward, he nonchalantly lifted his right hand while holding a coffee cup and walked past the Marines without acknowledgment. While civilians are not required to return salutes from military personnel, the Commander in Chief usually respects those in the military by returning a salute. This six seconds defines the type of “president” we have.

From coaching young kids and advising youth for over 40 years, respect is a characteristic that I have observed in many forms. You can discern a lot from whether someone shows respect. Many will say that respect is earned. I highly disagree.   Respect is defined as “a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements; due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others.” One can tell whether a young man or woman has been raised in a household that respects one another. Their interaction with those in authority or their peers is indicative of what they have been taught or have observed. 

In Christianity, we are to respect, even love, one another. Jesus said in John 13:34-35, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” This was important to Jesus as he said again in John 14:15,”If you love me, keep my commandments,” and in John 15:12, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” We are told to honor (respect) our fathers and mothers. Similarly, we are to honor, respect, walk honestly toward them that are without, that we may lack nothing. Love, truth, honor, justice are four pillars upon which I try to live my life and I try to transfer those qualities when coaching the youngest child to the oldest executive. Honor has a lot to do with respect.

So if you claim to be a Christian, as this “president” has, perhaps he has a long way to go with respect to respecting others. The disrespect he so casually shows those who are responsible for protecting his life is indicative of the disrespect he shows toward our nation and those who are American citizens. Jesus also said in Matthew 7:15-16, “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.” While the “president” is not a prophet, we can still discern by his fruits the type of person he is. His six seconds of disrespect are as each year he has held in office and the policies and actions he has taken. Beware. Discern. Understand.


9.23.14

Another war, another deception

The occupant of the Oval Office has ordered the bombing of Syria, especially the Islamic State’s strongholds. Breaking his promise made in Cairo, America is at war with Islam. The Islamic State is conquering Muslims in the name of Islam and expanding its declared caliphate. It is raping, pillaging, beheading, and taking spoil as instructed by the Quran. It is the face of Islam and the centerpiece of Islamic Sharia governance. The US “president” said on June 4, 2009, “America is not–and never will be–at war with Islam. We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists who pose a grave threat to our security.” His statement is a severe contradiction. Islam is extreme, threatens security, and foments war.

But what of a hidden agenda? During Arab Spring, when the “president” was declaring a humanitarian crisis to use American tax dollars and firepower to support a Muslim Brotherhood-al Qaeda-led coup in Libya, he also employed the same narrative to justify a coup in Syria. In fact, there is some good documentation to suggest that once Libya was handed over to Muslim Brotherhood Sharia law, that al Qaeda fighters and the weapons they were using migrated quickly to arm al Qaeda affiliates operating in Syria. Al Nursa, ISIS, and several other of the “rebel” groups were expecting far more help in overthrowing Syria in the name of Islamic Sharia than the American public was willing to give.

Now the “president” is getting the best of both of his worlds. He is able to bomb Syria while feigning an end to the Islamic State.The Muslim Brotherhood must be ecstatic. Islamic State recruiting in the Muslim world will skyrocket because America is now at war with Islam, and the bombing in Syria will no doubt weaken the Syrian government that the “president” and the Muslim Brotherhood targeted to overthrow during Arab Spring. Trying to make it look like the Arab world against the Islamic Caliphate, the “president’s” spin doctors are spoon feeding news media such as the New York Times, with: “Bahrain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates took part in the strikes, American officials said, although the Arab governments were not expected to announce their participation until later Tuesday.” Really?

The deception is that Arab Spring, supported by this “president,” is and was born out of confusion, crisis, and conflict. The “president” is bringing a longstanding Marxist-Hegalian dialectic to play in the Middle East. The ongoing thesis was America’s support of Israel and stable Arab states. He stated his antithesis in Cairo--that America would have a new beginning with Islam; then came the synthesis from the crisis. The current bombings are a continuation of the synthesis of a new beginning with Sharia Islam ruling the Middle East. 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.” Another war, another deception.


9.22.14

What are we going to do about it?

Many times a week, I am asked what we as Christian Americans should do about the situation our country is in. Certainly, when The Daily Jot was started in January of 2002, it was because of the burden the Lord laid on my heart about equipping and encouraging people to evangelize. Our concept is to analyze current events, especially those that are related to prophecy, to assist those with an ear to hear and a heart to receive in relating with others about the Lord. Each day, we seek to inform our readers of what is happening and how it may relate to God’s word. Every day, we give you a verse, an event, and what is revealed to me as a truth relating to that event. Once it is given, it is up to you how to use it.

Many people often strike back because they disagree with what is written. You may not believe the many things I am accused of being, even my salvation is often challenged. I think the Lord knew what was going to happen. So to prevent me from being offended, he gave me Ezekiel 3:17-21. Verses 20-21 say, “Again, When a righteous man turns from his righteousness, and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die: because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man, that the righteous sins not, and he does not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also you have delivered your soul.”

In other words, “you better tell them what I tell you to tell them and it is up to them to do with it what they will. But if you don’t tell them, its on you.” My role is to warn and encourage. Afterwards, there is personal responsibility to do something with it--talk it over with family, friends, strangers. Turn it into action of some kind. Use this analysis, whether you agree with it or not, to do something that advances God’s Word. If The Daily Jot stirs you in some way, it has served its purpose. Many people are so frustrated they are not sure what to do. Others are so apathetic they don’t think any action will have an impact. Some are stymied by fear, others by foolishness or paranoia. Many think prayer is the only needed action. 

Prayer is wonderful if that is all you can do. James 5:16 says, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” But as James wrote even before that in 2:17: “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.” The Lord wants you to act. Pray and act. If you are not hearing from the Lord on what to do, pray more fervently. It is not up to me to tell you what to do. The Lord will tell you by his Holy Spirit. You must hear and take action. The Lord will not tell you to do anything that does not align with his Holy Scripture IN ITS CONTEXT--that is how you confirm if you are hearing from the Lord. Righteous people must be more vocal and active about what is just and right. Move beyond your walls.



9.19.14

Moderate Republicans complicit in death culture

Social conservatives and conservative Christians often look to the Republican Party for relief of immoral representation on issues such as abortion, traditional marriage, religious freedom, and taking God out of the public square. But Christians and social conservatives need to beware. Song of Solomon 2:15 says, “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines.” So-called “moderates” in the Republican Party are like the little foxes in this verse. They spoil the Party because they live to compromise social values. While they give lip service to being a Christian, to opposing abortion and standing for fiscal responsibility, for example, they are among the most deceptive politicians as they often vote the opposite.

Case in point, is how the Republican-led House of Representatives recently voted for a “continuing resolution” that funds socialist healthcare, Planned Parenthood, and Syrian Islamists. The one thing each of these budget items has in common is death. Despite promises from the occupant of the Oval Office, socialist healthcare provides for abortion funding. Planned Parenthood is the biggest provider of abortions in America and it would not be able to exist if it didn’t receive money from taxpayers. And it takes no imagination whatsoever to understand what your tax money will be used for when it’s given to Syrian Islamists. If not for the moderate Republicans and their Democratic buddies...see what I’m saying?

CNSNews.com reports that Planned Parenthood’s 2012-2013 annual report indicates its affiliates performed 327,166 abortions in fiscal year 2012 (Oct. 1, 2011 to Sept. 30, 2012). In the year that ended on June 30, 2013, according to the annual report, Planned Parenthood affiliates received $540.6 million in government funds, accounting for 45 percent of their funding. These Title X funds flow into Planned Parenthood from various sources such as directly from HHS or indirectly through state or local health departments. The law says that Title X money cannot be used for abortion. Planned Parenthood circumvents the law by using Title X funds for other purposes that allows them to conduct abortions.

I know of a pastor’s son who was running with the wrong crowd. His buddies asked him to drive them to the gas station as they wanted to buy some things in the convenience store. While he was waiting in the car, they murdered the attendant and walked out as if nothing happened. The pastor’s son drove them away. He was convicted as an accessory to murder, life in prison. I submit that this young man is far more innocent than those moderate Republicans who tell you to your face they are pro-life with some exceptions and then vote to fund Planned Parenthood and socialist healthcare--both of which support abortion funding. These little foxes are quite deceptive and are complicit in advancing a death culture.

9.18.14

Congress complicit in arming terrorists

Make no doubt about it: The US Congress, which has been absent for the past several years on both domestic and foreign policy, is complicit in using taxpayer money to expand the reach of terrorism. The Republican-controlled House of Representatives Wednesday voted 273-156 to approve the occupant of the Oval Office’s plan to train and equip “moderate” Syrian rebels to counter the threat of the Islamic State and to overthrow the government of Bashar Assad. The trouble is, it is proven repeatedly that there are no moderates to arm. These Islamists will take our training and our money, as they have in the past, and go off on their own radical mission, likely joining the Islamic State.

The Washington Post reports, “Every ideological corner of the House found reason to doubt the mission, portending a lengthy debate in November and December over an expansive use-of-force resolution...Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.), a Marine who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, said the authority “does nothing” to destroy the Islamic State. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), a captain in the Hawaii National Guard who served in Iraq, called Obama’s strategy “unrealistic” and worried “it will take way too long” to work. Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va), a controversial Democrat and shyster, said “It’s the best choice of worse options. It’s because there are no better alternatives and I don’t think it’s responsible to do nothing.”

Congress and this ”president” are doing the same thing over again that they did with what enjoined a fledgling Islamic State--train Islamists on US tactics, give them US weapons, and point them in the direction of what the West perceives as the bad guys--Only to have them join the bad guys because they are bad guys to begin with. They voted with serious misgivings to give this “president” authority to arm more Islamists in the Middle East. The long term impact of this plan is to bolster the ranks of the IS caliphate and consolidate its presence in Syria, Iraq and the Levant (which includes Israel). There is no way to defeat IS by training and equipping Islamists to do it. They are bound by their religion.

We have a “president” who is now using a Congress to continue Arab Spring and ultimately arm and fund Islamists that will most likely join the IS caliphate rather than destroy it. It is widely reported that the moderate groups the “president” wishes to train and arm already have a non-aggression agreement in place with IS. The “president” says this is not true. It has been reported, however, by several credible outlets that are independent of one another. Bottom line: Congress and the White House are complicit in arming the enemies of America and they are using your tax money to do it. As the Lord said in Joshua 7:13, “There is an accursed thing in the midst of thee.” And we cannot stand until it is gone and we are sanctified.

9.17.14

White House--475 US troops fighting IS, 3,000 fighting Ebola?

Every crisis is used as an opportunity to advance the Islamic socialist fascist agenda. The mission of the White House appears to be, as we have heard stated by several in the Administration, “Let no crisis go to waste.” It’s a paraphrase of socialist doctrine. So now, with a crisis in Liberia, the occupant of the Oval Office is not backing UN peacekeepers to assist, but rather American GIs--some 3,000 of them. So now the “president” has committed to sending some 475 US military “advisors” to Iraq to help fight the Islamic State (IS), but Liberia’s Ebola outbreak is “a potential threat to global security if these countries break down, if their economies break down, if they panic” requiring 3,000 troops.  

Apparently, the “president’s” world order includes sending 3,000 troops to fight contagious disease in Liberia, but little, if any, use of our military to secure our own borders, which could in of itself prevent the spread of Ebola and other contagions in America. Moreover, The Wall Street Journal reports Republicans say they will support the plan and will give the “president” the $88 million he wants to address the crisis. House Speaker John Boehner said, “I think in the coming weeks you're going to see the Congress and the administration take further steps to look at how we can best contain this very horrible disease." Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “What the administration's doing is correct.” 

On September 12, the UN vowed to stay the course in Liberia to see the nation through on the Ebola epidemic. The UN has had up to 15,000 peacekeepers on the ground in Liberia since 2003, the end of a civil war that ravaged the nation. But apparently they are not trained to set up 17 field clinics of 100 beds each to treat and prevent the spread of Ebola--which the “president” says is the mission of US troops.  The agenda is disguised as global security. The WSJ says Army General Carter Ham points out that in addressing the health crisis, the operation might also help to counter extremism across the continent. It seems, however, that fighting Ebola rather than the IS, advances the “president’s” real agenda.

At the risk of offending a lot of people, I believe that the American government and our allies have a long history of being slow to respond to crisis in Africa, mainly because the vast majority of Africans are black and poor. So world governments don’t care much about them. I don’t think its appropriate to send US troops for show when we need them at home. What is appropriate is to allow churches and ministries such as The Daily Jot to assist in preventative measures as we have been doing in Ghana, which is Ebola-free in the areas where our education and prevention systems are being distributed. There is great blessing in Christians assisting those in need in the name of the gospel. Jesus said in Matthew 25:40, “...Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”


9.16.14

One if by land, two if by sea

While the occupant of the Oval Office is trying to convince the American people that the Islamic State (IS) is not Islamic, that Muslims are peace loving, and that we should spend our tax dollars arming moderates in Syria that have a non-aggression treaty with the IS to fight the IS, he is leaving the US Southern border open to IS infiltrators. Has there ever been a US “president” who is so transparent on the destruction of America’s way of life, yet the citizenry and media are so blind to his obvious intent? In addition, WorldNetDaily reports that a new wave of Syrian Islamist “refugees” will be resettled in America, in addition to over 200,000 from Somalia and Iraq since the early 1990s. 

There is a triple threat to America in all this. First, our tax money will arm Islamists to fight the Islamists with which they already signed a non-aggression treaty. Second, Islamists are crossing our borders while the “president” turns a blind eye. Third, the UN and the US State Department are planning to resettle more Islamists in an America already being colonized by Islam. As WorldNetDaily points out: “Once the refugees are relocated to an American city, they are quickly connected to an array of taxpayer-funded social services, including Medicaid, food stamps and subsidized housing. Interpreters and tutors are often provided to help bridge the language gap that refugee children will find in local public schools.”

Moreover, Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog, told the NY Times, that the White House has a history of looking the other way on national security threats, especially those involving the border. Fitton said the “president” “or his administration should acknowledge this dire threat on the border, whatever its political ramifications are for the debate on immigration,” but that the idea of the IS coming across the border “goes against the narrative that the border is secure” and that Americans “don’t need to worry about illegal immigration.” Fitton’s group published a report in late August stating that a bulletin warning of an imminent terrorist attack on the border was issued by the government.

Just as the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) dream come true of the US funding its caliphate-building plan in the Middle East, so it is with the MB’s plan to colonize the US with the aid of a Muslim-born “president.” The MB plan for America: “The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan (MB) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ’sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.” Is this “president” sabotaging our country?  Ephesians 5:6 says, “Let no one deceive you with vain words, for because of these things come the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.”

9.15.14

White House purposely arming, training Islamists

As the occupant of the Oval Office tried Sept 10 to convince Americans, and the rest of the world, that the Islamic State (IS) is not Islamic and that his government would arm “moderates” in Syria to fight both the Bashar Assad regime in Syria as well as the IS, his strategy already was being undermined. The “president” said, “Tonight, I call on Congress again to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters...we must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like ISIL, while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve Syria’s crisis once and for all.” But as the “president” spoke, those he intended to arm already signed non-aggression agreements with IS.

Agence France-Press reported on September 12, “Syrian rebels and jihadists from the Islamic State have agreed a non-aggression pact for the first time in a suburb of the capital Damascus, a monitoring group said on Friday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the ceasefire deal was agreed between IS and moderate and Islamist rebels in Hajar al-Aswad, south of the capital. Under the deal, “the two parties will respect a truce until a final solution is found and they promise not to attack each other because they consider the principal enemy to be the Nussayri regime.” Nussayri is a pejorative term for the Alawite sect, and offshoot of Shiite Islam to which President Bashar al-Assad belongs.”

The Middle East Eye, Orient Net, and the Huffington Post report various versions of the agreement. For example, Orient Net published a list of the 11 clauses to the ceasefire agreement. The site reported that al-Nusra Front - the militant group that on Thursday released 42 UN peacekeepers captured in the Golan Heights, had mediated between the two sides. Huffington Post and Middle East Eye reported that Charles Lister, an analyst at the Brookings Institute, says the alliance on the rebel side was made up of four distinct groups, among them the US-backed Syria Revolutionary Front. Aaron Klein of WorldNet Daily reports that Jordan is concerned that the US “president’s” plan will arm mostly “extremists.” 

In other words, these “moderates” are actually extremists who will be obliged to receive US training, weapons and money, but will not lift a trigger finger toward eradicating the IS. The “president” appears to be out-flanked by a more intelligent and cunning enemy. This, however, is not likely. It is more likely that the US “president” is continuing his Arab Spring strategy repackaged so the American people and an ineffectual Congress can swallow the sugar-coated poison that a Muslim-born and raised “president” is spoon feeding the infidels. When reading Ezekiel 38-39, many may wonder how those nations received their earthly power to attack Israel--to me, it is becoming quite obvious. Matthew 24:4: “Take heed that no man deceive you.” The words of Jesus are good enough for me.


9.12.14

Pieces of the prophetic puzzle taking shape

Turkey, a major player in end time prophecy (Magog, Meshech, Tubal, Pergamos), responded to the US “president’s” new Arab Spring strategy announced in his Wednesday address to Americans. A high level Turkish government official Thursday told AFP that “Turkey will not be involved in any armed operation but will entirely concentrate on humanitarian operations. Turkey will not take part in any combat mission, nor supply weapons.” AFP reports that Turkey is the only Muslim country in a coalition of 10 countries who agreed at the recent NATO summit to fight the Islamic State, but as we can see, it is not. Conversely, Turkey has been criticized for its indirect support of the Islamic State (IS).

Moreover, the occupant of the Oval Office continued as a Muslim apologist saying that the IS, which he calls ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is not Islamic and that Muslims are its greatest victims. He said, “Now let’s make two things clear:  ISIL is not “Islamic.”  No religion condones the killing of innocents.  And the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.  And ISIL is certainly not a state.  It was formerly al Qaeda’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border.  It is recognized by no government, nor by the people it subjugates.  ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple.  And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.”

Many wonder how the end time beast empire spoken of by the prophets in the Bible could rapidly come to power. While we may not be witnessing the rise of the actual end time beast empire, we may be seeing a foreshadow of just how quickly these events can take shape. The “president” is obviously selling to a mostly unaware and ignorant public that the caliphate in the Levant (which includes Israel and Jerusalem) does not represent Islam. He boldly claims that no religion would kill innocent people. But Islam has been doing it for centuries. He ignores that the IS Caliphate not only is carrying out the Quran in word and in deed, but also believes it is ushering in the end times from an Islamic eschatological vision. 

His Arab Spring strategy in the Middle East replaced decades of US foreign policy of maintaining stable secular governments in the region with one of overthrowing governments and establishing Sharia states. His support of the Muslim Brotherhood and its military arm, al Qaeda, combined with not addressing Iran’s nuclear quest, and the added component of Turkey supporting the caliphate, quickly shapes up the prophetic puzzle, a foreshadowing of the end times at the very least. The Apostle Paul spoke of how in the latter days sound doctrine will not be tolerated, persecution will abound, and “evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. (2 Timothy 3:13)” This is how it’s done.


9.11.14

White House continues Arab Spring with your money

Once again the occupant of the Oval Office came to the American people to convince them it is in the best interest of humanity to arm so-called “moderates” in Syria to fight the onslaught of both Bashar Assad’s dictatorship and the Islamic State. The IS, formerly al Qaeda Iraq, is armed with weapons and tactics of the US because this is the once “moderate” group that the “president” designated to take out the Assad regime. Now, he intends to arm and train even more Islamists using tax payer dollars. He said, “...we will increase our support to forces fighting these terrorists on the ground...Across the border, in Syria, we have ramped up our military assistance to the Syrian opposition.” But we are arming “terrorists.”

The “president” said that he is asking Congress for money to arm the so-called “moderates” which are of the very same ilk that he claims to be wanting to destroy: “I again call on Congress to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters. In the fight against ISIL, we cannot rely on an Assad regime that terrorizes its people; a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost. Instead, we must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like ISIL, while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve Syria’s crisis once and for all.” So he is once again using our tax dollars to equip and train another radical Islamic group, which is exactly what he did with the IS. 

This “president” is asking Congress for bipartisan support to arm and train yet another group of radicals bent on establishing Sharia law in the Levant. Do you see the pattern here? Yes, he will throw a few bombs at the Islamic State, “we will expand our efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions, so that we’re hitting ISIL targets as Iraqi forces go on offense.” But his core theme is to place another 475 US soldiers on the ground to train, provide intelligence and equipment. This is the Muslim Brotherhood’s dream of dreams: to get an enemy like the United States to fund, train and equip its effort to establish a worldwide caliphate by uniting Islamic factions--it is a page out of their plan.

While he is hoodwinking Congress for money to water the growth of his malignant plant, he asked Americans for time for it to grow: “Now, it will take time to eradicate a cancer like ISIL.” He stressed that this effort “will not involve American combat troops fighting on foreign soil.” His intent is to use Muslims to fight against Muslims. This strategy did not work in Libya, Egypt or Syria to eradicate terrorists, it just assisted them in growing stronger and establishing Sharia under the guise of democracy. The American people should shout a resounding “NO” to this strategy to continue to arm Islam with their tax money. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” This is bold deception in plain view.


9.10.14

White House will continue Arab Spring In Islamic State

The occupant of the Oval Office will announce on the eve of the 9/11 anniversary limited military action against the Islamic State. The Washington Post reports that the Administration has been working on building political support for its newly crafted strategy in dealing with the Islamic State. An indicator of the strategy comes after the “president” met with congressional leaders in a statement released by the office of House Speaker John Boehner, saying, “The Speaker stated he would support the President if he chose to deploy the military to help train and play an advisory role for the Iraqi Security Forces and assist with lethal targeting of ISIL leadership.” It will sound a lot like Libya and Arab Spring.

Americans should remember Libya, where the “president” ignored Congress, supplied al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood with American tax dollars, weapons, advisors and the full compliment of military air support to trade the secular dictatorship for a Sharia dictatorship disguised as a democracy. Then he moved those weapons and fighters to Syria where he began training and arming so-called Islamic “moderates” to topple the secular government of Bashar Assad. In the process, he gave impetus to what is now the Islamic State (formerly al Qaeda Iraq) in hopes it would oust Assad. The Islamic State was aided and abetted by the “president” who is now going to turn on his own creation.

The explanation is out of the bag. The Islamic State, which the “president” will likely call ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (when referred to this way it includes Israel), has a stronghold in Syria. It is doing what the “president” had hoped--acting as a proxy to fight the Assad regime. American tax money and military firepower will likely be used by the “president” to kill two birds with one stone--Assad’s government, which was the initial target after Libya; and limit or degrade the “president’s” created ally in overthrowing Assad, the Islamic State. It will be difficult for the “president” to not be directly involved in Syria and at the same time contain the monster he created that has decided to take over the world.

The “president” will have a difficult time maneuvering his promise of the June 4, 2009 Cairo New Beginnings speech: “In Ankara, I made clear that America is not--and never will be--at war with Islam.” The Islamic State is a declared Caliphate. To war with the Caliphate is to war with Islam. Irrespective of whether he believes that he is just containing a marauding gang of Islamic extremists, the Islamic State has said it is Islam and Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is the Caliph. It has recruited thousands of Muslims by declaring such. An angel of the Lord prophesied of Ishmael, considered the father of Islam, in Genesis 16:12, “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 so it is, even at the hand of the White House.


9.9.14

Prophetic foreshadow--Islamic State and al Baghdadi

There are many prophetic types and shadows regarding current events surrounding the Middle East. One of them is the declaration of the Islamic State as a caliphate to conquer the world and establish Sharia Law--the peace of Islam. It is behaving as like the Bible describes “to take a spoil” (Ezekiel 37:9, Isaiah 10:6) and beheading those who will not convert to Islam so they can live, eat, and trade (Revelation 20:4). This is an organization that in actuality was al Qaeda Iraq and the occupant of the Oval Office supported as a “moderate” proxy to overthrow Syria’s Bashar Assad. It has rapidly grown in support, stature and recruits throughout the region. Even its leader appears to meet certain prophetic end times criteria.

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?”

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is the leader of the Islamic State. He claims he is a descendent of Mohammad and holds a PhD in Islamic Studies. He was reportedly released from the Bucca prison in Iraq when it was closed by the US “president” in 2009. Significantly, he was born in Samarra, Iraq. Samarra is home of the al Askari Mosque, housing the 10th and 11th Imams and where the 12th Imam, the Mahdi, went into occultation, according to Islamic eschatology. Ancient Samarra was refounded by the Assyrian King Sennacherib, who is described in Isaiah 10 as a type of the antichrist and whose army was destroyed by the Angel of the Lord when it came against Judah and Jerusalem (2 Kings 19, 2 Chronicles 32). Samarra was part of the Assyrian Empire and al Baghdadi’s birth there means he could be considered Assyrian.

The Assyrian King Sennacherib is a type and foreshadow of the antichrist/beast just as was another Assyrian King, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, but they were not the beast. It is interesting that al Baghdadi was born in what was once a part of the Assyrian Empire and he is the declared Caliph who is marauding through Syria and Iraq taking spoil and threatening Israel, the US and Europe. But like Sennacherib and Epiphanes, al Baghdadi is not likely the beast, but rather a prophetic likeness of what is to come. al Baghdadi is not (yet) Chief Prince of Magog, Meshech and Tubal, which is in Turkey, not Iraq. While the Islamic State could be the beginnings of the prophetic “beast” empire, al Baghdadi does not appear to fit the complete prophetic criteria. We are living in amazing prophetic times. Watch, discern, and pray.


9.8.14

Prophetic Alert: The looming war with Islam

The occupant of the Oval Office has now vowed to dismantle the Islamic State. He said, “We are going to systematically degrade their capabilities. We’re going to shrink the territory that they control. And ultimately we’re going to defeat them.” There are many facets to what the “president” is saying, including the free will of men, and the ancient prophecies held in the Holy Scripture. The world is quite possibly witnessing one of the major harbingers of end time prophecy. It could be just a type and shadow of what is to come. It could be groundwork for the end times. With a few additional details, the world could be standing on the threshold of the prophecies of Daniel, Ezekiel, Isaiah, John and many others.

Irrespective of your eschatological beliefs, it is undeniable that the traditional enemies of Israel will come against it in the end times. Those traditional enemies specifically include the Arab/Islamic people groups surrounding Israel today and have fought against it since the maturation of Ishmael, Esau, Midian, Moab, Amon, and the intermarrying of these lines becoming the “mixed” Arab peoples. They will come against Israel, that the Lord will intervene and, as Ezekiel 38:23 says, “...and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the LORD.” And Israel shall, as in Ezekiel 39:28, 29, “...know that I am the Lord their God...Neither will I hide my face any more from them.”

Free will. In his June 2009 “New Beginnings” speech in Cairo, Egypt, the “president” historically reversed American foreign policy by shifting away from support of Israel and embracing Islam. He assisted in the strategic planning and funding of Arab Spring that ushered in Islam and Sharia Law throughout many Northern Africa and Middle Eastern nations. He threw his lot in with the traditional enemies of Israel and America through embracing the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as a foreign policy partner and accepting al Qaeda as the premier MB military arm. US tax dollars and political power supplied weapons and support for establishing, equipping and training a proxy to remove Syria’s Bashar Assad. 

This proxy, which coalesced MB- and al Qaeda-linked groups such as al Nursa and smaller jihadi factions, morphed into the Islamic State. The Islamic State has declared itself a caliphate. It aims to topple Assad and claim territory and spoil while bringing the Levant into submission to Sharia. Its brutality is unmatched in modern times. It is clandestinely supported by Turkey, the land of Magog, Meshech, and Tubal. The US “president” vows now to “defeat” what he helped create. Mark these words: His plan will drain American blood and resources toward an effort where there is absolutely no political solution. He will weaken America and all who follow his lead, while strengthening the resolve of Islam.


9.5.14

Of Atheist bullies, inane judges, schools and God

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.” On March 15, 1982, President Ronald Reagan said, “The first amendment was not written to protect the American people from religion; the first amendment was written to protect the American people from government tyranny.” On September 25, 1982, Reagan said,“To prevent those who believe in God from expressing their faith is an outrage…The relentless drive to eliminate God from our schools…should be stopped.”

As we begin football season, several schools have trampled on the rights of coaches, students, student athletes and even parents by attempting to ban prayer before, during and after games. For example, the Washington Times has reported that Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation successfully bullied Orange County Florida school district to ban local ministers, team chaplains, even references to biblical verses on school property. Coaches and teachers are also prohibited from being present at or participating in student-led prayers. The same organization has sent letters to other school districts in Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee threatening law suits for such activities.

I have coached basketball and football for over 40 years. Wherever I was at and whatever team I coached, either myself, another coach, a parent, or an athlete led prayer before the game and after the game. Often we prayed during the game. I have seen lives transformed because of the Christian presence on our teams. My former athletes often tell me about how our coaching and dedication to the Lord changed them at critical points. In training college and pro football athletes, there is no doubt that faith and prayer is a part of many of their lives. Parents, students, coaches, teachers, and administrators in our public schools should openly disobey any court that tells them they cannot exercise their First Amendment rights of religious freedom. Herein, the courts are wrong and have absolutely no authority.

First Amendment protection for the free exercise of religion is obvious--for anywhere, anytime and anybody. A pompous judge or a radical atheist group has no say as the Constitution is the law of the land. Judges who rule against the First Amendment should be removed from office as they are not upholding the Constitution according to their oath of office. No American should submit to such tyranny. When the Sadducees in Acts banned and imprisoned Peter and the apostles from teaching in the name of Jesus, first the prisons couldn’t hold them and “Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” Silence and inaction in the face of tyranny is consent.

9.4.14

Occupant speaks: Lo, the poor Muslims

The occupant of the Oval Office continues to use the barbaric atrocities of the Islamic State to be an apologist for Islam. In remarks upon his arrival on a foreign policy visit to Estonia, the “president” called the IS a manageable problem and sympathized with the Muslims living in Iraq and Syria as victims of the IS “cancer.” The “president’s” rope a dope non strategy with IS ignores, at least publicly, that the IS is not waging a political war, but rather one on ideology. American and European leaders do not seem to understand that there is no negotiating with this group of barbarians to achieve a peace of any sort. Muslims are not victims of IS, they tolerate, support, or submit to it, rather than rise up against it. 

As reported by CNN and the Weekly Standard, the “president” said, “We know that if we are joined by the international community, we can continue to shrink ISILl's sphere of influence, its effectiveness, its financing, its military capabilities to the point  where it is a manageable problem. And the question is going to be making sure we've got the right strategy but also making sure we've got the international will to do it. This is something that is a continuation of  a problem we've seen certainly since 9/11, but before and it continues to metastasize in different ways.” IS is slaughtering people at will and threatening terrorist attacks on American soil and it is a “manageable problem”? Still no “strategy”? 

“And what we've got to do is make sure that we are organizing the Arab world, the Middle East, the Muslim world, along with the international community to isolate this cancer. This particular brand of extremism that is first and foremost destructive to the Muslim world and the Arab World and North Africa and the people who live there. They're the ones who are most severely affected. They're the ones who are constantly under threat of being killed. They're the ones whose economies are completely upended...And they're falling behind because of this very small and narrow but very dangerous segment of the population. And we've got to combat it in a sustained, effective way. And I'm confident we're going to be able to do that."

When there is no plan, no strategy, no international coalition, the self-evident strategy is the one allowing IS to advance. Muslims killing Muslims is a millennia-old prophetic phenomena. As the angel of the Lord said of Ishmael in Genesis 16:12, “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.” The IS seeks to destroy Israel, America and all the nations that do not agree with it or will not submit to it. This is not about politics, it is about ideology. We must prepare ourselves for what is to come because our “president” is sympathetic to, and an apologist for, Islam--his actions speak louder than his words--we know him by his fruits.


9.3.14

The beast at the doorstep: a wake up call

Again, it is difficult for peace loving, hard working, church going Americans to suspend their disbelief of the atrocities committed by the Islamic State. Journalist Steven Sotloff’s head was sawed off by the Islamic coward who calls himself “Jihadi John.” It is no secret at whom the Islamic State caliphate is aiming--Israel and the Christian West. The IS murderer proclaimed in his execution video: “We take this opportunity to warn those governments that enter this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State to back off and leave our people alone.” While politicians point to the Islamic State not discriminating between Muslims, Jews and Christians, they lack understanding and need to be woke up from their denial.

The IS fancies itself as an apocalyptic end time system. Its goal is to gain political power, land mass, converts, and economic power through taking spoil. Yes, it will continue killing Muslims until they submit to the caliphate’s authority. Those in the predominantly Judeo-Christian area outside of the 10/40 window (Northwest Africa to China and containing over 1.1 billion Muslims in 28 countries) are to be brutally brought into submission to the caliphate. Americans and Europeans, for example, will have to deny their very spiritual being to possibly avoid death. This is not a political war, it is a war of religious ideology that cuts to the very marrow of a Christian’s and Jew’s soul and spirit.

Our leadership needs to wake up. The occupant of the Oval Office continues to draw shallow line after line in the sand, but in reality, his delaying tactics on not having a plan or a strategy or waiting for international involvement, are aiding and abetting his namesake. Government leaders are saying that good government is the answer to stopping the IS, not the US military. Some 11 commercial jetliners were taken from the Tripoli Airport, prompting government warnings that they could be used in 9/11-style attacks against US and European targets. Judicial Watch, an extremely credible government watchdog, says the US government has issued a warning of possible Jihadists attacks from terrorists entering the US at will--across the open Southern border the “president” refuses to secure. Tells us about good government.

The Sharia system imposed by Islam matches well with Revelation’s description of the beast government. Revelation 13:16,17 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.” Revelation 20:4, “...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.” We may be witnessing the march of prophecy. Instead of self indulgent proclamations about what God is going to do for us, we need to be summoning the Lion of Judah within us. Wake up before the beast is at our doorstep.


9.2.14

Turkey and the Islamic State

The world is in turmoil over the Islamic State (IS) sweeping across Syria and Iraq. The goal of the IS is to establish a worldwide caliphate under Sharia law. It is apocalyptic in nature as Islam’s eschatology holds that the Mahdi, the 12th Imam, will rule over the earth for seven years, establishing the peace of Islam with Jesus Christ as the Mahdi’s prophet. This is a mirror opposite of Christian eschatology where the beast (antichrist) will rule seven years with a false prophet before Jesus returns. There is a war prophesied in Ezekiel 38-39 where in 38:3, the Lord says, “Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal.” Does this ancient prophecy have significance to IS and its supporters?

Turkey is where the ancient regions of Meshech and Tubal, formerly part of the Assyrian Empire, are located. Gomer and Togarmah, mentioned in Ezekiel 38:6 were also located in Turkey. Turkey is directly North of Israel. A link between Turkey and the Islamic State thus bears watching. With a little digging among foreign news sources, there is a connection between IS and Turkey. The Daily Jot reported previously that Turkish ambulances and hospitals were being used to treat IS militants wounded in battle. According to PressTV, the Iranian international English news network, four Turkish officers were arrested in Fallujah, Iraq for training IS militants. Persia, modern Iran, is also mentioned in the Ezekiel prophecy.

PressTV reports that German state television ARD revealed that IS is recruiting volunteers from an office in Istanbul. The office is run by IS-affiliated Turks and is helping “ foreign militants cross the Turkish border to join the terrorist group’s militants in Iraq and Syria. The report said that militants have been paid up to 400 euros, to join the battles.” World Tribune reports that political opposition to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is demanding answers about the IS training in Turkey. World Tribune wrote: “Opposition sources said ISIL has continued to operate in Turkey...They said ISIL was recruiting and training its fighters in remote areas of Turkey with the knowledge of the intelligence community.”

According to the World Tribune, Sezin Tanrikulu, a member of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, said IS was operating several training camps, including one near Istanbul. Tanrikulu asked Interior Minister Efkan Ala, “Is the claim [correct] that the group alleged to have been the Turkish branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has been allocated a camp ground or other places in Istanbul?” Tanrikulu also cited a video that showed alleged IS members training in Turkey. The online video was released by a Turkish website close to Al Qaida, and showed hundreds of purported IS fighters praying during Id Al Fitr on July 28. While IS may not be the final end time beast government, it bears watching because of its connection to Turkey and other actors mentioned in the Ezekiel prophecy.

8.29.14

President: No plan, no strategy for Islamic State

Other than to protect all the Americans in our embassy and consulates in Iraq, the occupant of the Oval Office Thursday admitted that he has neither a plan nor a strategy for countering the ruthless violence and slaughter of men, women and children (including Christians) in Syria or Iraq. He told reporters at the White House: “We don’t have a strategy yet...We need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans, that we’re developing them...But there’s no point in me asking for action on the part of Congress before I know exactly what it is that is going to be required for us to get the job done.” What president in modern history did not have a strategy and plan for the Middle East? Or is it one, he cannot reveal?

WorldNetDaily reports that highly-credentialed former CIA operative Clare Lopez knows his strategy and plan--She told WND that the “president” who has appointed Muslim Brotherhood operatives to high places in the US government, has changed sides in the war on terror. Lopez says the traditional US policy was to stay free of Shariah law, but this “president,” through his support of Arab Spring, assisted the Muslim Brotherhood in its goal to oust secular Muslim leaders who did not enforce Shariah law. WND reports that Lopez echoes “what a few members of Congress have confided to WND in private, but declined to say on the record.”

The “president” spent about a half an hour Thursday rambling on and on about the Islamic State and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. No other president since Jimmy Carter has appeared so confused, disheveled and inept regarding foreign policy. He openly admitted that his administration had no plan and no strategy. He said that there can be no effective military assistance forthcoming from the US against IS, which he calls ISIL, until the Iraqi government is stabilized and can participate in defending itself. He said that Sunni Muslims must have confidence in the Iraqi government. All this will take long amounts of time as IS continues to advance and leave the slaughtered in its wake.

Herein, is the strategy and plan by the White House and its Islamic-supporting occupant: Appear to the American people as if the US is developing a strategy and plan to deal with IS, protect Americans in Iraq when possible to give credence to the concern for American lives, while IS and its Shariah Law fascists use the time to advance. This “president” has assisted Islam at every step of its Shariah agenda. He continues to do so now by saying that the Iraq government must stabilize and that it will take time for him to develop a regional strategy for the Middle East. Without saying it, he has revealed his plan and strategy. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Deception defines this “president.”


8.28.14

Slaughtering Christians as sport

As we look at the pictures and read the reports coming from Iraq about the Islamic State (IS), it is important to discern what is real and what is not. There is much misinformation, but there is also documented information that is virtually unspeakable. I know for even myself, it is difficult to process pictures of children being beheaded, crucified, and slaughtered at the hands of a ruthless organization such as the IS. Even more difficult to stomach is the fact that we have been able to document the genesis of the Islamic State and the current “president’s” involvement in it. This is beyond belief that American leadership would purposely or even inadvertently aid and abet such evil.

While it is not the United States’ responsibility to be the world’s policeman, if we see gross atrocity taking place and can do something about it, it would seem moral duty to do so. We waited far too long in WWII to believe what was happening to the Jews at the hands of Hitler’s monsters. Let us remember that Islam was working in league with Hitler to assist in exterminating the Jewish people. How long will we wait to put an end to this barbaric juggernaut executing those who do not conform to Islamic demands? My guess is: a long while. In the eyes of this White House, Christians aren’t worth much. It is evident in policy, actions, and rhetoric. Islam is the favorite of the “president.” He is getting what he wants.

His is a Jeremiah 6:14 approach: “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.” In other words, the “president” pays lip service to the atrocities of Islam, but does nothing to stop them. He proclaims how the IS ideology represents no god or religion, but his steps in ending the brutality are so soft they leave not even a mark on his favorite golf course. Remember the outcry of Democratic leaders when President George W Bush wanted to take out Saddam Hussein in Iraq and al Qaeda in Afghanistan? “Build a coalition,” they demanded. This “president” goes it alone with nary a whimper of opposition. And he is working with al Qaeda. 

How times have changed. An American “president” supporting those who seek the destruction of every Jew and Christian on earth by working with the Muslim Brotherhood and its offshoot al Qaeda (who has endorsed its offspring the Islamic State) as a foreign policy partner--preposterous! These are those who slaughter Jews and Christians for sport. They despise and oppress God’s people. As similar to James 2:7, “Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which you are called?” Yes, this “president” does. Yes, this “administration” does. They have since they first took office and become even bolder each day. Inside the walls of this White House is every evil imaginable. It is public by deed, and growing bolder.


8.27.14

Warnings of a coming apocalypse

Former CIA chief retired General Michael Hayden told CNN that the Islamic State (IS) will attempt an attack on targets in the US or Europe. He said of the recent beheading of journalist James Foley “There’s no more powerful way to express their street credentials among the jihadist community than a successful attack against the West.” Retired Air Force Lt. General Thomas McInerney said the IS may attack the US “and they will be here maybe this 9/11.” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says that the IS “is beyond anything we have seen.” The federal government has issued a warning to local law enforcement that IS could attack US targets as over 100 jihadists are known to have left the US to fight for the IS.

There are many reports from various news sources around the world about the savagery of IS fighters as they conquer villages in Iraq, beheading, mass killing, and crucifying those men, women and children who they suspect do not agree with the IS Caliphate ideology. Quite frankly, this is the Middle East the occupant of the Oval Office has created. His support of the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda (remember who claimed credit for 9/11?) against various governments in Northern Africa and the Middle East, and his direct support for what became the Islamic State, has supplied military know-how, weapons and tactics to birth the most powerful religious-military-economic force Hagel has ever seen.

Various generals are now warning of attacks on American soil--of which this “president” has refused to secure the borders, allowing militants into the nation with impunity. These generals and various politicians are pointing out the obvious--that an attack is imminent. They say the solution is to attack IS in Iraq, and seem to be beating the drums of fear to garner public support for yet another war. It does appear that the US is set up well for the “president’s” destructive foreign policy pigeons to come home to roost. He has elevated Islam at the expense of America and everyone is warning of the consequences--an attack on American soil. They wring their hands and wail about it as if nothing can be done.

Biblically, there is much to happen before the Apocalypse, but this “president” has accelerated the times. This “president” appears to love Islam and is doing all to advance it. When his beasts attack our malls and schools, will we awake from our slumber? And what of us? Are we beginning to see the collective consequences of choosing evil to lead? This is not the Apocalypse, but it is in the future. In response, I am reminded of 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.” Ephesians 6:13, “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.” There will be a time to stand and it may be soon coming.


8.26.14

Why I’m not doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Association has raised nearly $80 million via the Ice Bucket Challenge. It has gone viral with people posting selfie videos on FaceBook and Twitter dousing themselves with buckets of cold water and nominating their friends, family and acquaintances to do the same to raise money for research to cure Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord resulting in paralysis and usually death over a period of two to five years, although some have suffered ALS for up to 20 years. This is a horrible disease that needs to be cured, but I will not be participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

The ALS Association does much to find a cure for ALS by supporting many types of research projects. Its funding of human embryonic stem cell research, however, throws more than a cold bucket of water on my enthusiasm to participate in its fundraising effort.Embryonic stem cell research requires the destruction of a fertilized human embryo. Federal funding of such research is banned, but other funding is still legal. Hence, the Ice Bucket Challenge. Fetal stem cells are from aborted babies. Umbilical Cord, Placenta and Adult stem cell research does not require the destruction of human life and results have been positive (i.e., curing some forms of cancer) while embryonic or fetal stem cell research has not been so productive.

ALS Senior Vice President of Research and Development Lucie Bruijin, PhD, in her August “Primer on Stem Cells” writes: “...recently scientists have shown that they are able to isolate and propagate human embryonic stem cells in culture....The discovery that human embryonic stem cells can be isolated and propagated in culture with the potential of developing into all tissues of the body is a major medical breakthrough. However it has raised a great deal of ethical questions. Adult stem cell research is important and should be done alongside embryonic stem cell research as both will provide valuable insights.” Bruijin’s favoring of embryonic stem cell research by her own words on the ALS website is a deal killer for me.

Now, please, I am not judging you if you have participated. I’m just saying that for me, I can’t do it. There are many verses in the Bible against the taking of innocent blood and choosing life. One of my favorites is 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 thou and thy seed may live.” A warning is found in Jeremiah 2:34, “Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.” It seems to me that the shedding of innocent blood can come of no good and is more than, as Bruijin puts it, an “ethical” question.


8.25.14

Another ruse in the making

The Washington Times is reporting that the White House is reconsidering arming police departments with military grade weapons and equipment. The review of this policy comes after congressmen saw first hand the firepower and intimidation brought to the streets by the local Ferguson police department as riots persisted in the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting. An October 2013 Homeland Security Newswire report pointed toward the Department of Defense’s 1033 Excess Property Program. As part of the 1997 National Defense Authorization Act, Homeland Security and Defense has provided $38.2 billion in military equipment to local police departments, with some 13,000 participating agencies.

The report said, “The adoption of military gear by local police departments across America – some call it the “militarization” of American police – has been going on for a while. Now, observers ask whether this trend might have repercussion which should make citizens uneasy. Police departments receive the equipment for free–all they have to do is pay for the shipping. The gear being sent to local police includes planes, helicopters, armored vehicles, grenade launchers, assault rifles, bullet-proof helmets, night-vision goggles, and more. A few sheriff departments ordered tanks.” The guise of armament is the threat of domestic terrorism. Government arms police as if they were military, but does not secure the border.

The Posse Comitatus Act was passed in 1878 and modified in 1981 to prevent the US military from enforcing state and local laws.The original law stated: “From and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful to employ any part of the Army of the United States, as a posse comitatus, or otherwise, for the purpose of executing the laws, except in such cases and under such circumstances as such employment of said force may be expressly authorized by the Constitution or by act of Congress...” Since then military under the Department of Defense was added, to include Navy, Marines, and Air Force. A 2006 amendment to the 2007 Defense Authorization Act allowed the president to use the military to restore order in the aftermath of a natural disaster or terrorist attack, but that was repealed in 2008. 

For the White House to say it is reconsidering the military arming of local police forces is window dressing at best. Think about it. Nearly $40 billion worth of equipment distributed through 13,000 agencies in all 50 states. The market is pretty much saturated at this point. There is really nothing to reconsider because armament of local police with sophisticated military equipment is already widespread. The gain for the White House is that people will believe that the program is ended, AND the government will still have militarized local police--against the very laws of the nation. A ruse in the making. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” And so it is.


8.22.14

Welfare recipients outnumber working Americans

In May, The Daily Jot reported that there were more than 92 million Americans--over a third of the workforce--who didn’t have jobs and had given up on finding one. These statistics were extrapolated from several sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Commerce Department, and Health and Human Services. It is not an easy task to determine the condition of our economy because one has to nearly be a statistician to find the numbers. CNSNEWS.com has received data from the Census Bureau for the fourth quarter of 2012 that indicates 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded “means-tested programs” (welfare), 35.4% of the US population.

CNSNEWS.com reports: “In 2012, according to the Census Bureau, there were 103,087,000 full-time year-round workers in the United States (including 16,606,000 full-time year-round government workers). Thus, the welfare-takers outnumbered full-time year-round workers by 6,544,000.” When the occupant of the Oval Office was elected in the fourth quarter of 2008, there were 96,197,000 people in households taking benefits from one or more federal welfare programs. By the fourth quarter of 2012, four years later, that number had grown by 13,434,000. Two years ago, we had more people on some sort of government assistance than were working--not counting those out of a job and not on welfare.

There is no reason to believe that these statistics have changed much for the better. As the US is transitioning from the free market to government socialism, the economy has taken a hit. We have seen it in housing, in food prices, in gas prices, but there are few indicators that show just how bad things are (and quite frankly how bad they are going to get) than employment numbers. The government has figured out a way to lie to you about them so that it just doesn’t sound as bad as it is. But if you have a job, be thankful to the Lord because more than a third of the workforce don’t have jobs and have given up on finding one. Those of us who are working are supporting our own family AND someone else’s who doesn’t work.

In Luke 10:7, Jesus said “the laborer is worthy of his wages.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10 says, “...if any would not work, neither should he eat.” 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.” Socialism is against God’s plan for your life. So are leaders and political parties who support it.


8.21.14

Of Demagoguery, hypocrisy and immorality

Jesus Christ warns in Matthew 7:16:”You shall know them by their fruits.” Many Americans were once taught that actions speak louder than words. Such is good advice for proper discernment. Both apply well to the words and deeds as the occupant of the Oval Office responded to the barbaric sawing off the head of journalist Jim Foley. While the mainstream lapdogs that call themselves the free press covered his remarks as deploring the heinous act, they left out the major portion of the “president’s” statement that should convict him as an apologist of Islam and his complicity in creating the circumstances that led to the systematic torture, death and destruction in the Middle East under his evil foreign policy.

Speaking from his $12 million-plus vacation home in Martha’s Vineyard, he spent 318 words of his 699 words describing who Jim Foley was, what happened to him, and how we should remember him. He spoke 214 words demagoguing about the common bond America has with the people of the Middle East, including Syria and Iraq and that the United States “will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant and we will be relentless. When people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.”  He spent 83 words describing the atrocities perpetrated on “killing innocent, unarmed civilians in cowardly acts of violence.” Then 98 words of apologetics for the peaceful religion of Islam.

He said, “So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just God would stand for what they did yesterday, and for what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision, and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.” To a man who believes the Islamic call to prayer is the most beautiful sound on earth, he first names Muslims as the victims.

The Islamic State is a declared caliphate. It is carrying out the context of Mohammad’s Quran as typified by 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." IS has advanced so rapidly largely because it has captured the hearts and hopes of Muslims, and its ranks are swelling because of it. It is supported by the “president’s” foreign policy partner The Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda. 

Moreover, the “president” has been complicit in establishing the Islamic State. From US policy and taxpayer money flowing into Arab Spring to the release of the IS leader in 2009 when the “president” shut down the Iraqi prison to the “president’s” authorization of training future IS leaders on US military tactics in Jordan to his looking the other way when IS “confiscated” US military equipment, his policies have directly and indirectly emboldened, aided and abetted the Islamic State. These are the actions of the “president” who so smugly decries the hell he fomented in the Middle East. Given his actions, his words are the new height of demagoguery, hypocrisy and immorality. There are no shallower 16 words than his statement’s end: “May God bless and keep Jim’s memory, and may God bless the United States of America.”


8.20.14

Prophetic brutality of Islam

Many Americans were appalled when President George W Bush termed Islam a religion of peace. Those who knew anything about Islam’s long and ancient history of slave trading, drug dealing and brutality could not believe what they were hearing from a president whose nation was attacked by members of this religion. It soon grew apparent that Islam is that strange animal that does not fit in any neat diplomatic category. It is part religion, part government, part military, part economic all rolled into one violent, dark entity that defies modern character and decency. On the forefront, Islam says it is peace and righteousness. In actuality, it is the extreme opposite. Yet the world is still trying to suspend its disbelief.

After all, civilized people don’t behave like Islam. So when a force as strong as the Islamic State sweeps across Syria and Iraq, leaving in its wake beheaded, mutilated bodies of children and families, it is a difficult thing to believe. Can anyone really behave this way? Does anyone really have such disregard and respect for human life? The answer is yes. We are seeing it before our very eyes. The Islamic State reveals to the public the brutal nature of Islam that has been hidden for centuries in the closed cultures of the Middle East and Africa. The Islamic State is just the outward showing in condensed time what Islam has been all about since Mohammad reinvented what Ishmael and Esau of Biblical times started.

Imagine what is going through the occupant of the Oval Office’s mind as those he supports politically are behaving badly by showing the world their evil. Or is it so commonplace and expected that this barbaric sentiment toward America is all part of the Islamic game to make it look like the “president” is also an enemy? The intrigue, lying and deceiving is part of Islam’s millennials-old culture to which it is the unrivaled worldwide master. Beware that the current US “president” knows Islam as no other president, has been assisting its advance through his policies and actions, and he also most likely knows that there will be a certain amount of dispersions cast toward him by Islam just to make it look good. 

The ruthless sawing off of reporter James Foley’s head by an evil Islamic zealot should be message enough to the world that these people and this religion are a threat to mankind. They will never live in peace with humankind. As prophesied by the angel in Genesis 16:11-12, “Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael: because the Lord has heard your affliction. 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.” Wherever there is slavery and violence in the world today, it is likely Islamic. This is the prophetic brutality civil people shall face so long as Islam is tolerated.


8.19.14

Prophecy in the making

While much of the attention of Americans and their “leaders” is focused on race riots in Ferguson, Mo., Reuters reports that the Islamic State (IS,once called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and Islamic State of Syria and the Levant) has issued a chilling video warning that it will attack Americans “in any place” if US airstrikes hit its terrorists. The video, showing photographs of an American beheaded during the Iraq War, stated in English, “we will drown you in blood.” Meanwhile ABC News and others report the US Secret Service is investigating a tweet showing a smartphone screen displaying the Islamic State's logo held up in front of the White House, containing the hashtag #target.

In an August 7 video, a spokesman for the IS said, “I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established. Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.” My immediate response is that the American people beat them to it by virtue of the past two presidential elections. Looking deeper into the Islamic State, however, is at least in part an invention of the current White House, which approved the release of its leader after closing an Iraq prison in 2009. There are reports that the US also trained many current leaders of IS in Jordan with to fight Syria.

The US “president” has refused to enforce border security amid warnings from many, including Texas Governor Rick Perry, that Islamic terrorists are crossing into the US from Mexico. There is a publicized threat aimed toward the White House. The US is in the sights of the Islamic State. No president in the history of America has assisted, aided and abetted Islam more than the current “president.” Yet these terrorists continue to see the US as “the Great Satan.” So much for “New Beginnings” that the “president” discussed in his Cairo speech in June 2009. Those new beginnings appear to have more in common at America having a new beginning toward receiving Islam and Sharia Law than peace with Islam. 

In the aforementioned video, IS fighters are indeed attacking the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad, using American military equipment. They are also using that equipment to expand their Caliphate toward Baghdad, massacring Christians and others along the way. Captured or provided, American weapons are being used. The US “president” assisted in establishing IS through the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda. So far, IS is focused on killing infidels, seizing land and taking spoil as does the union of Turks, Assyrians, Persians, and Arabs in Ezekiel 38:12, “To take a spoil, and to take a prey.” If and when IS is strong enough and big enough, the prey will be Israel. Prophecy in the making? Perhaps.

8.18.14

More on Ferguson

The New York Times is trying to piece together the events that led up to the race riots in Ferguson, just outside St. Louis, Mo. According to the autopsy, Michael Brown was shot six times--twice in the head and four times in the arm. None of the bullets were from behind, as “eyewitness” reports suggested that the policeman was shooting Brown in the back as he surrendered. Brown and his accomplice were stopped walking down a busy street (not using the sidewalk). Brown had a “fistful of cigarillos” that a video tape shows he stole from a liquor store minutes before the incident. From there, the story of Brown’s death is diverse, with the police saying one thing and others saying another. Enter antagonizers.

Benjamin L. Crump, the lawyer for Brown’s family, used inflammatory words in his statement to the media, “The sheer number of bullets and the way they were scattered all over his body showed this police officer had a brazen disregard for the very people he was supposed to protect in that community. We want to make sure people understand what this case is about: This case is about a police officer executing a young unarmed man in broad daylight.” Dr. Michael Baden, who was hired by Crump and is the former chief medical examiner for New York City, said, “In my capacity as the forensic examiner for the New York State Police, I would say, ‘You’re not supposed to shoot so many times.’ ”

The Muslim-dominated and inspired New Black Panthers have been leading rallies and protests in Ferguson according to various news accounts, one of which shows an alleged Black Panther leading a chant asking “who do we want?” The crowd responds with the name of the officer, Darren Wilson. Then they are asked, “How do we want him?”  The crowd responds, “Dead.” According to the gatewaypundit.com, a communist group The Revolution Club Chicago (Revolutionary Communist Party) bussed protesters into Ferguson under the banner “Fight the Power, and Transform the People for Revolution!” The New Black Panthers are also instigating protests and trouble. 

Professional race-baiters and false preachers Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton also visited Ferguson, according to twitter accounts replete with pictures. Jackson got booed for “passing the plate.” Sharpton incited the crowd by accusing law enforcement of a smear campaign by releasing details on the robbery leading up to Brown’s death. Sharpton then added that the rioters should turn toward Washington, rather than looting and burning. Here we go...this “president” and his “attorney general” have so pitted race against race by their refusal to enforce laws and to speak calm into volatile situations that many are emboldened to lawlessness. As Christ said in Matthew 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Iniquity can be translated as sin or lawlessness. We are seeing such first hand.


8.15.18.14

Of vacations, ashes and sackcloth

Around the world and in the United States, the occupant of the Oval Office has created chaos, pitted the races against one another, embroiled the Middle East in war and destruction, and allowed an invasion of malfeasants, disease carriers, criminals, gangs and terrorists. Millions of Americans cannot find a job and tens of millions more have given up on finding a job. The economy is in a shambles. The government is violating citizens rights on a daily basis. The “president” has accomplished much in the name of his socialist Islamic agenda. It’s long and tedious work destroying a nation. It’s time for vacation. Not just any vacation--15 days at a $12 million estate in the exclusive spot of millionaires--Martha’s Vineyard. 

Christian children are being beheaded in front of their parents in Iraq by Islamists that his administration helped create by releasing their leader from prison and secretly training his comrades with US military tactics in Jordan. Christian families are being tortured, starved and slaughtered by an organization enacting the strategies of the caliphate building Muslim Brotherhood--the “president’s” declared foreign policy partner.  It is so obvious that the world is in a terrible mess it has caught the attention of one part of the Twiddle-Dee, Twiddle-Dumb duo of Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. The Weekly Standard Reports that Hagel told marines, “The world is exploding all over.”

Even the French socialists, who take a guaranteed five weeks vacation a year (almost as much as the “president’s 31 days in Martha’s Vineyard and Hawaii, plus weekends), think the “president” gives socialism a bad name. The UK Daily Mail reports that French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told a radio interviewer, “I know it is the holiday period in our Western countries, but when people are dying, you must come back from vacation.” The left-leaning Washington Post has taken notice. Liberal columnist Dana Milbank wrote: “...his decision to proceed with his getaway just 36 hours after announcing the military action in Iraq risks fueling the impression that he is detached as the world burns.”

Detached? Or Purposeful? The Washington Times reports that the “president” will likely log at least a round of golf per day on vacation. That will bring him to about 210 rounds of golf during his presidency. The Times points out that since January 2009 (when the “president” took office), Tiger Woods has played 269 rounds of golf. Woods being injured will mean that the “president” by next spring will likely surpass the man whose job it is to play golf. Nero had his fiddle. This guy has his nine iron. Certainly, the comparison has many similarities. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.” Ashes and sackcloth anyone?


8.13.14

Where is the outrage?

CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate says the White House, counterterrorism experts and politicians do not know whether the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant, (ISSL, formerly Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and Islamic State) “is really a group just devoted to the regional goals of establishing an Islamic caliphate, or if at the same time they are developing global--not just ambitions but capabilities--to attack the West.” In the sterile talking head analysis of the al-Qaeda born Islamic army, both politicians and news reporters alike are sidestepping history, deeds, and declarations of ISSL as well as its stated purpose. These commentators and so-called leaders can’t see the forrest for the trees.

First and foremost, irrespective of what ISSL is, is what it is doing. It is moving across Syria and Iraq killing everyone in its path that doesn’t agree with it. First news reports spoke of the terror this organization was creating by beheading its adversaries and sticking their heads on posts along the roads. Another wave of news reports documented that Christians were to convert to Islam, pay the jizya tax, or die. The result has been mostly death as ISSL identifies Christians and kills them anyway. Evidence is the dozens of pictures of children with their heads sawed off, families slaughtered and laying on top of one another, and the bloody selfies these barbarians take of their deeds and post online.

The driving force behind ISSL is Abu Duaa. Abu Duaa was released in 2009 when the occupant of the Oval Office shut down the Bucca prison camp in Iraq. He sees both Syria and Iraq as an Islamic state, the beginning of a single al Qaeda caliphate. If it is rooted in al Qaeda, it is also rooted in the Muslim Brotherhood, the “president’s” foreign policy partner. The goal of the Muslim Brotherhood is to facilitate the building of a worldwide caliphate to usher in the Islamic Mahdi for his seven year reign on earth with his prophet Jesus. The eschatology is all written in the Koran and other prophetic writings of Islam, and Muslims have been awaiting the reformation of the caliphate as a sign of the end times. 

This ISSL group’s goal is to establish a worldwide caliphate where Christians and Jews are slaughtered with impunity.  Revelation 20:4 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.” I have seen pictures of little children and their parents beheaded by ISSL. Members of ISSL tell the media they intend to hoist their flag over the White House. Where is the outrage? Is the veil that blinds reporters and politicians so thick that not a ray of truth may enter? 


8.12.14

Good News: Your witness in West Africa

The Daily Jot thanks readers for their prayers and gifts in response to our August 4 bulletin asking for assistance in preventing Ebola at our rural churches in Ghana, West Africa’s bush country. The threat remains and the nation is still on alert, but Christians in predominantly Islamic areas are now equipped with both sanitization supplies and direct education on how to prevent Ebola. Because of your generosity--your prayer and action (and those who are praying and those who are acting), we are able to conduct prevention measures rather than reaction to crisis. Lives of those who the large churches refuse to touch are protected from unnecessary risk. And we are able to provide strong witness to Muslims. 

Pastor William Agbeti, with whom I have worked in ministry to the less fortunate in Ghana since 1992, writes: “We had a highly successful program yesterday (Sunday), distributing complete sets of water filtration systems to ten poor families in the village of Busuafise, benefiting some 80 individuals.  Besides, we educated the village folks on how to use the systems and how to regularly wash their hands.  Pastor David Ablorh of the village church also received a set of the system with his entirely family.  He will be sending us a letter of acknowledgment. The water filtration system serves a dual purpose - to filter unclean water, making it possible for human consumption and washing of hands.”

“For the records, the village folks confessed that the exercise was the first of its kind in the life of the entire village, and wondered why the Government of Ghana has not been able to reach them with such help.  By now, the news has spread far and wide; giving glory to God. We will carry out a follow-up exercise for some 10 more families from the outskirts of the village, next Sunday.  Also, I will be going to a Muslim-dominated slum in Accra to distribute 10 more systems to deprived families, bringing the total to 30 families or households.” This type of outreach is made possible by the tenacity of Pastor Agbeti (whose name means Tree of Life) and the commitment of Daily Jot readers and our small Living Spring Church.

I say this because we have been working some 22 years in Ghana. The process has been slow. For example, it took us three years to save up enough money to buy a used pick up truck for William to utilize for ministry work. We have had little or no support from the very wealthy mega churches in Ghana. This is a labor of love toward those who are often shown no love. These days, they are also having to contend with a hostile Islamic threat similar to that in Nigeria and most everywhere there are large concentrations of Muslims.  I am reminded of the words of Christ in Matthew 25:40, “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.” Thank you, and may the Lord bless and keep you as through this small ministry that you support in prayer and action, great is His hand!


8.11.14

White House foreign policy: steal, kill, destroy

Beginning with his Cairo, Egypt “New Beginnings” inaugural foreign policy speech in June 2009, the occupant of the Oval Office anointed the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) as his new partner in the Islamic world. Americans didn’t know it yet, but the terrorist group whose mission is to establish a worldwide Islamic Caliphate and unite all Islamic sects under it, would be the major venue the White House would use to embrace the Islamic world. The “president” supported the revolution of Arab Spring through the facilitation of the MB and its military off shoots--which included al Qaeda, the Taliban, Hamas, and other notables. The gemstone of his foreign policy was Egypt, where the MB rose to political power. 

The White House-instigated Arab Spring swept across Northern Africa and the Middle East either toppling governments or causing civil unrest in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Bahrain, Syria, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Sudan, Mauritania, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Western Sahara and in the Palestinian Authority. The “president” got in trouble with Congress for using American military and taxpayer money to assist al Qaeda affiliates (who had many soldiers that fought in Iraq against US men and women) in toppling the Libyan government. In addition, the “president” released the current leader of the Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISSL), and had many of his lieutenants trained in US military tactics.  

The disaster of this foreign policy is seen today as the entire Middle East is in upheaval. ISSL has used violence and barbarism to control a large territory from Syria through Iraq. These terrorists, who were allowed to organize and prosper under the watchful eye of this US “president,” are now systematically torturing, killing and eradicating any religious people who doesn’t convert to Islam. The dwindling Christian population in Iraq is being exterminated as reports surface of children being beheaded and their heads stuck on posts along the trail that ISSL passes to the next town. This foreign policy of the US “president” has caused massive unrest, suffering, and untold consequences that solidify and advance America’s and Israel’s traditional enemies.

On Saturday, August 9, the White House received a major international blow as Egypt’s administrative court took a final, unappealable decision to dissolve and liquidate the MB’s political party, the Freedom and Justice Party. The White House supported and helped establish this party by forcing “democratic” elections that were obviously rigged for the MB to take over Egypt. Now the MB is once again banned in Egypt, its political party dissolved, and many of its members are in prison with death sentences for murder and inciting violence. One charge faced by the MB’s deposed president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi, is conspiring with foreign groups to destabilize Egypt. One of those groups is likely the White House.

The Lord says in John 10:10, “The thief comes not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy...” The thief in the White House has created such havoc in the Middle East. He is also creating it here in this country by allowing the gangs, the Islamists, the diseased and other malfeasants open season on crossing our borders with impunity. This is what happens to a nation that turns its back on the Lord and allows the godless to lead. Isn’t it time to turn back to the Lord, and do what we can do to realize the second part of John 10:10--that we might have life, and have it more abundantly? In satan, there is death and destruction as we have seen in the Middle East and may yet see in America. In the Lord, there is life abundantly.

8.8.14

A man who won’t look you in the eyes

Television programming was interrupted last night by a news bulletin from the occupant of the Oval Office. The “president” announced that he was sending humanitarian aid and selected air strikes to help the people displaced by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s genocidal march to Baghdad. Interesting that this man did not once look the camera head on. He addressed the American people, but he did not look at them. His announcement was full of demagoguery and arrogance, as if he had nothing to do with creating and managing the crisis he is now having to address, as he explained, “That’s a hallmark of American leadership. That’s who we are.” 

The situation in Iraq with the onset of the caliphate crusading ISIL, whose leader this “president’s” administration released from prison and assisted in training many of its chief lieutenants, is grave. While it is not for the United States to be the police force for the world, it is important that our word is our bond. We made a commitment to the innocents in Iraq that we would stabilize the nation and protect the citizens from the actions of the bloodthirsty and the slavers--in essence, from the Islamic religion. Since the current “president” took office, the US has abandoned them--meaning that Christians and other minority religions were left on their own to die and be enslaved by Muslims.

Now the “president” thinks he needs to intervene because “We do whatever is necessary to protect our people.  We support our allies when they’re in danger.” He said, “But when the lives of American citizens are at risk, we will take action.  That’s my responsibility as Commander-in-Chief.  And when many thousands of innocent civilians are faced with the danger of being wiped out, and we have the capacity to do something about it, we will take action.  That is our responsibility as Americans.” I wonder how the parents of those men who died in Benghazi feel about this commitment the “president” made without looking the American people in the eyes.

Moreover, this “president” has done more to empower the ruthless barbarism of Islam more than any in history. By siding with the Muslim Brotherhood and America’s enemies in Israel, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and other countries, he has created an atmosphere of death and destruction. This is also a testimony to Islam--a system that uses religion to violate the lives, freedoms, and human rights of anyone who disagrees with them. The Bible says in James 1:8, “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” There is no credibility in saying you protect innocent lives and American citizens as a matter of policy when your policies are destructive to them. No wonder he won’t look us in the eyes.


8.7.14

As Dictators go

The occupant of the Oval Office told reporters Wednesday that “the American people don’t want me just standing around twiddling my thumbs and waiting for Congress to get something done” He blamed Congress for not acting on immigration reform, not passing a “large infrastructure proposal,” college loans, and women getting paid the same as men for the same job. He blamed Republicans specifically. This “president” is pulling a massive shell game on the citizens of America by creating crisis, such as the border invasion by illegals, and then blaming Congress for the problem. He has refused to uphold the laws that are counter to his agenda, prompting even liberal reporters to label him an “imperial president.”

The answer was in response to a question by ABC’s Jon Karl: “When you were running for President, you said, “The biggest problems we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse.” So my question to you--has Congress’s inability to do anything significant given you a green light to push the limits of executive power, even a duty to do so? Or put another way--does it bother you more to be accused of being an imperial President, pushing those limits, or to be accused of being a do-nothing President who couldn’t get anything done because he faced a dysfunctional Congress?”

According to the Federal Register, the “president” has issued 183 executive orders since 2009, with two more years remaining. This compares with 290 by George W Bush; 363 by Bill Clinton; 165 by George HW Bush; 380 by Ronald Reagan; and 319 by Jimmy Carter. Many use this as a barometer to point out the use of Executive Authority being dictated by a president. It is not, however, the number of the EOs that a president issues, it is the type and the authority they write into them. In addition to the many EOs that this “president” has issued that invade privacy and Constitutional rights of citizens and corporations, he has also refused to enforce voting laws, border security, marriage laws, etc.

The Washington Post pointed out in a July 10 article that the “president” used EOs to halt deportation of illegals who haven’t committed a crime (hmmm); emissions cuts by power plants; 23 EOs on gun control; and extend the rights for same-sex couples. Blaming Congress for inaction as an excuse to increase presidential authority is a dictatorial theology. The Constitution separates the powers of government for a reason. If Congress is not acting, there are reservations and the “president” needs to respect that and work through it, not become a dictator. But that seems to be the direction of recent history. 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.” This is good advice for both spirit and body, AND citizens of a government.

8.6.14

Jimmy Carter sides with the terrorists

The Weekly Standard reports that former President Jimmy Carter has weighed in on the Israeli defense of its citizens from terrorist attacks emanating from Gaza. In predictable fashion, Carter has sided with the terrorist group Hamas. He lays the blame squarely on Israel for not recognizing the historical peace overture made by Hamas in April when it joined the Palestinian Authority. He said that Israel refused to “appreciate” the “major concession” made by Hamas to recognize the new Palestinian government formed by the Hamas-Fatah “reconciliation.” The facilitator of modern terrorism--Nobel Peace Prize recipient Carter--continues to view the world through a very disturbing and apocalyptic lens.

Carter wrote on ForeignPolicy.com: “This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among the Palestinian factions was announced in April. This was a major concession by Hamas, in opening Gaza to joint control under a technocratic government that did not include any Hamas members. The new government also pledged to adopt the three basic principles demanded by the Middle East Quartet comprised of the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia: nonviolence, recognition of Israel, and adherence to past agreements. Tragically, Israel rejected this opportunity for peace and has succeeded in preventing the new government's deployment in Gaza.”

Lacking truth is the basis of Carter’s argument--that the new government pledged to adopt the three basic principles demanded by the Middle East Quartet of recognition of Israel, nonviolence, and adherence to past agreements. The truth that Carter misses is that Hamas refused to recognize Israel, had continued missile attacks on Israeli citizens and paid little to no attention to any past agreements unless it was the UN mandate that Israel give up its land to pre-1967 borders. If you remember, Carter played a major role in deposing the Shah of Iran, which led to the establishment of the radical Ayatollah terrorist-sponsoring government in Iran. Carter is a long time apologist for the Arabs.

Many are confused about Israel. For clarity, go to the Bible. There is a long history that traces back to Isaac and Ishmael. The entire region is being contested even to this day for control over God’s covenant with Isaac through Abraham. Jerusalem and Israel are not some esoteric allegory. They are physical and the people are as real today as they were 5,000 years ago. Genesis 17:20-21 says, “And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly: twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.” That’s why Carter and his ilk are on the wrong side.

8.5.14

Bulletin: Ebola outbreak threatens our churches

Ebola is a deadly virus with a two-day to three-week incubation period starting with sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches, and culminating with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding and the shut down of the liver and kidneys. It is acquired by contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected animal such as monkeys, fruit bats and pigs. It can be spread from human to human through body fluids of an infected person, even by unclean instruments. Preventing the spread of the virus is best done by disinfection and cleanliness practices. There is no current treatment or vaccine for the Ebola virus and the mortality rate is 50-90%. This virus is threatening our churches and outreach in West Africa. Here’s why.

I received this report from Pastor William Agbeti, our ministry partner in Ghana: “An official of the Disease Surveillance Unit of the Ministry of Health (MOH), Mr. Michael Adjabeng, appeared on Ghana Television Friday to confirm that the MOH has documented the case of a bat caught in Accra with the ebola virus. The bat was found around Ghana’s 37 Military Hospital zone, which is home to thousands of bats. Bat meat is a delicacy amongst many tribes in Ghana; but the MOH is not worried about the consumption of the meat.  The health officials are most concerned about how the meat is handled before consumption.

“In a nation of some 25 million people with an illiteracy rate of 65%, coupled with very low standards of personal and public hygiene, it is feared that improper handling of the meat of these secondary carriers of the ebola virus can easily exacerbate an already precarious situation. The MOH has therefore placed the nation on red alert and has advised all citizens to wash their hands regularly with clean water and soap. Our ministry in Ghana has decided to join the national campaign by purchasing and carrying out the free distribution of plastic water containers, bowls, cups, detergents and hand sanitizers to the numerous rural families in villages within its areas of operation.

William has requested: “Would you please join us to reach these poor families with the free items as well as with our educational program on personal hygiene to help stop a possible outbreak of the ebola disease in Ghana?  We need your financial help to do so. One may ask: How does this development in West Africa affect Americans?  Remember, out of the 729 who have died as a result of the disease so far, three are Americans.  Also, remember there are thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the boarders into America with various diseases everyday.  Supporting us will go a long way to help stop the spread of the ebola virus from at least Ghana to other parts of the world.”

Please allow me to be blunt: As one of the few ministries that reach out to the very rural areas where the larger churches refuse to go. We can be very effective in providing these supplies that will protect the health of many villagers, including children who we have been assisting with food and clothing. This outreach will also bless the many people in the bush who are being pressured by the Muslims to convert, and provide an opportunity to share Christ. I am reminded of the words of Christ in Matthew 25:40, “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”

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8.1.14

The prophetic consequences of switching sides

Many Americans are starting to understand the true colors of the occupant of the Oval Office, while still many others cannot suspend their disbelief long enough to see that America has a “president” who is a supporter of outright terrorists--the true dark side. One need look no further than his handling of the Hamas war on Israel to see clearly. Carolyn Glick, revered analyst of Middle East affairs, declared in her July 29th column something even the most liberal of the left in Israel is coming to realize: “[sic the “president] is siding with Hamas, and its Muslim Brotherhood patrons in Qatar and Turkey, against Israel, and its Sunni Arab supporters – Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.”

Glick described a Sunday Israeli cabinet meeting. She wrote, “Some ministers counseled that Israel should continue to limit our forces to specific pinpoint operations aimed at destroying the tunnels of death that Hamas has dug throughout Gaza and into Israeli territory. Others argued that the only way to truly destroy the tunnels, and keep them destroyed, is for Israel to retake control over the Gaza Strip. No ministers were recommending that Israel end its operations in Gaza completely. The longer our soldiers fight, the more we learn about the vast dimensions of the Hamas’s terror arsenal, and about the Muslim Brotherhood group’s plans and strategy for using it to destabilize, demoralize and ultimately destroy Israeli society.”

“In other words, in their discussion Sunday night, [Prime Minister] Netanyahu and his ministers were without illusions about the gravity of the situation and the imperative of winning – however defined. But then the telephone rang. And [sic the US “president] told Netanyahu that Israel must lose. He wants an unconditional “humanitarian” cease-fire that will lead to a permanent one. And he wants it now.” She said the terms demanded were that there must be open borders between Hamas, Egypt and Israel. Israel must end its maritime blockade of the Gaza coast. Glick astutely surmised that this would “allow Hamas to rebuild its arsenal of death and destruction quickly, with US political and financial support.”

According to Glick, the ceasefire would mean the US giving Hamas a US taxpayer funded $47 million so it can pay North Korea for more missiles and buy materials to reconstruct its tunnels. She concluded that under the US “president,” “America has switched sides.” It is worse than that. This “president” is siding with terrorists supported by Turkey--a key player in the end time attack on Israel as seen in Ezekiel 38. We are instructed in Psalms 122:6: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.” America has a “president” who has sided with those that only wish destruction upon Jerusalem. 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 “president’s” stance has deep prophetic implications.


7.30.14

A New American Civil War

It’s been brewing and now it is starting to boil. The America of just eight years ago is no longer the America of today. We are about to face a new Civil War. This war pits race against race; pits liberal against conservative; pits countrymen against colonist; pits the have-nots against the haves. It is the classic social class struggle brought on by communists and socialists who have been able to convince the majority of Americans to elect them to office. You see, a Republic can only stand with a moral and religious people as its pillars. From quantitative easing to socialized medicine to illegal immigration to the breakdown of the family structure, the ingredients became right for the perfect storm to remake America.

The House of Representatives voting along distinct party lines to sue the occupant of the Oval Office over abuse of power. It is obvious that elected officials prefer to window dress the current abysmal, unethical and illegal leadership situation rather than cure it with Constitutional authority. The “president” mocked the action saying, “They’re going to sue me for taking executive actions to help people. So they’re mad I’m doing my job...And by the way, I’ve told them I’d be happy to do it with you. The only reason I’m doing it on my own is because you’re not doing anything.” The “president” will dig in with his socialist agenda and House Republicans appear too timorous to exercise their authority to save the Republic.

Meanwhile the United States is being invaded by illegal aliens carrying the virus of revolution, disease and crime--all at the “president’s” invitation. Many Americans are now becoming alarmed and angry. It starts to hit home when these displaced illegals are brought into hometowns are expected to be housed there. In addition, Americans are about to suffer in their personal budgets--the Federal Reserve is preparing to reverse its quantitative easing policy and raise interest rates. Financial times reports the Fed will quit flooding the financial system with liquidity. This will reveal a weak economic market, a scarcity of money, and will eventually lead to inflation and high interest rates for every citizen. 

As these divisions deepen and events sharpen to a point, the falling away from God by Americans over the past 50 years is going to come home to roost. The lack of good morals, sound doctrine, and relationship with the one true God will exacerbate the other irritants that immoral elected leadership has implemented. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:12, “Because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” He also said in Mark 3:25, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” A country once similarly and uniquely united in Christ has suffered such unsound doctrine and subsequent decline in morals that it has no true bearing or foundation upon which to stand. This division may well be the basis for a new American civil war.

7.29.14

White House offended over Israeli criticism--Wow!

AP says the White House is offended by Israel’s criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry’s handling of Hamas terrorist attacks on Israel. The criticism stems from Kerry bypassing the Palestinian Authority, and moving to directly engage with the terrorist group Hamas and its allies, Turkey and Qatar, to broker a cease in hostilities. The White House has taken a very pro-terrorist stance in joining with Islamists in blaming Israel for its aggressive retaliation against Hamas, who has been firing thousands of missiles at Israeli civilian targets. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said of Israel, “It’s simply not the way partners and allies treat each other.”

When you look at the track record, it is unclear whether Psaki is speaking of the White House, who is favoring the terrorists, or Israel, who is criticizing Kerry’s bias. Let us remember April 2009 when then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel threatened Israel with allowing Iran to develop nuclear weapons if Israel didn’t give up land for peace; or in March 2010 when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was left by himself at the White House while the “president” withdrew for a private dinner because Netanyahu refused to sign a written promise on concessions of Jewish settlements; or Netanyahu having to leave the White House from the back entrance past the trash dumpsters.

Is that how you treat an ally? Let us remember Kerry’s April testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee blaming Israel for undermining the “peace process” by building new houses and not releasing Palestinian prisoners on time, saying, “Poof, that was sort of the moment.” And let us remember the April 29th Daily Beast report that Kerry said Israel risks becoming an apartheid state. Now, Haaretz is reporting that "...Kerry ruined everything. Very senior officials in Jerusalem described the proposal that Kerry put on the table as a 'strategic terrorist attack.'" The White House, the State Department, and Kerry himself continue to put the blame on Israel for a “misinformation campaign.”

The White House’s and Kerry’s commitment to Israel is in question by their own words and actions. Joel 3:2 says, “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and divided my land.” Kerry’s and his fellow politicians’ attempts to divide the land of Israel have lasting and destructive prophetic consequences for this nation. A veteran ambassador with a commitment to Israel would never use “apartheid” and “Israel” in the same context. From the abundance of your heart, your mouth speaks. Kerry should show some self respect and resign. So should the “president.”

7.28.14

I will fill you with men as with locusts

 

Reuters reports that 2,000-3,000 pro-Palestinian demonstrators took to the streets Friday night to protest Israel’s offensive against Hamas. Quoting several “Palestinian Americans”, Reuters reported that these people just wanted to break the siege and end the killing in Palestine. One said, “We just want them to live like human beings.” An 8-year old boy was quoted as saying, “Israel, I’m just a kid. Please don’t kill me.” The Reuters article concluded: “It was unclear who organized the protest, which drew demonstrators to the city from miles away.” The pro-Palestinian bias of the article said the death toll of the offensive was 844 Palestinians to 37 Israeli soldiers and three civilians.

 

This is typical media and political strategy for the “Palestinians”--code for Hamas terrorists. They pick a fight with Israel by raining down thousands of missiles on civilian targets and when Israel defends itself, they cry foul. Now the mainstream media is joining in with one sided stories about protests in the United States. This is also what happens when Muslim populations become stronger in large cities. They become bolder and start breaking and ignoring the laws. I wonder if the New York protest had a permit--Reuters reported that no one knew who organized the protest. No one knows in Paris or London either, but they know the results of the violence and fires that are set. Not here in the US yet, but its coming.

 

The truth here is that Hamas, who has officially teamed up with the White House peace partner--the Palestinian Authority--refuses to recognize Israel as a legitimate state. Its purpose is to destroy Israel. Islamists worldwide agree with this and they are willing to violently support Hamas whenever it attacks Israel and protest Israel whenever it defends itself. The head of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, said Palestinians will not co-exist with “occupiers”, meaning Jews. The mainstream news media is all too willing to report the “plight” of the poor palestinians. Trouble is, it is a farce. These “Palestinians” are terrorists. They voted Hamas in to lead them. They teach their children to hate Jews and that Jews are subhuman pigs.

 

That there are protests of such magnitude in New York means there will be more. They will be larger. And they will become violent. This is what happens when Islam is allowed to take root in a country--Europe knows it well. Today’s America and many countries in Europe resemble Babylon of Jeremiah’s time. The LORD said in Jeremiah 51:14, “Surely I will fill you with men, as with locusts; and they shall lift up a shout against you.” When a nation established by the LORD turns its back on the LORD, bad things happen. Embracing the world’s godlessness and pressuring Israel to give in to the enemies of God has its consequences. Islamists marching in the streets of New York are yet another indicator.

7.25.14

Prophetic Consequences of a regional disaster

 

The Merced Sun Star is carrying a lengthy story by McClatchy Washington Bureau’s Jonathan Landay that attempts to analyze how the Islamic State (ISIS) seemed to appear out of no where and take over parts of Syria and Iraq. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Brett McGurk testified before a House committee February 5 (four months before ISIS was in the US public eye) that ISIS’s operations “are calculated, coordinated and part of a strategic campaign...to collapse the Iraqi state and carve out a zone of governing control in western regions of Iraq and Syria.” The White House obviously knew about ISIS and its goals long before it became a regional warring force.

 

Details emerged in June that the leader of the al Qaeda offshoot--Abu Duaa (now called Abu Bakr al Baghdadi among other aliases) was released in 2009 when the US “president” shut down the Bucca prison camp in Iraq. Abu sees both Syria and Iraq as an Islamic state, the beginning of a single al Qaeda caliphate, having recruited over 7,000 fighters and controlling large swaths of territory in Northeastern Syria and Northwestern Iraq. It was revealed further by Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily and confirmed by Reuters and others that the White House authorized the training of dozens of ISIS members as part of covert aid to the insurgents targeting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

 

Stating the obvious, California Republican Congressman Ed Royce is quoted as saying, “What started as a crisis in Syria has become a regional disaster with serious global implications.” Congressman Royce and the others on Capitol Hill and in the Supreme Court might ought to suspend their disbelief that they are dealing with an incompetent “president” and wake up to reality. This US “president” embarked on a strategy to destabilize the Middle East from the onset of his administration, starting with his “New Beginnings” speech in June 2009. Arab Spring, Libya, Egypt, Syria and a host of other countries in the Middle East are now directly influenced by al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. Its not a crisis, it is a strategy.

 

The region of the traditional enemies of Israel is emboldened and strengthened by the US “president” like never before in history. We may well be witnessing the very beginnings of the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecies and many others throughout the scriptures taking shape before our very eyes. An Arab unifying caliphate is attempting to take hold. Islamic eschatology and Judeo-Christian eschatology may now be placed on a collision course. Islamic states that come against Israel--Ezekiel 38:2-13: Meshech (Turkey); Tubal (Turkey); Persia (Iran); Ethiopia (Sudan); Libya (Libya), Gomer (Turkey), Togarmah (Turkey); Sheba (Saudi Arabia); Dedan (Saudi Arabia): “To take a spoil, and to take a prey.” 

 

The nation to watch is Turkey. Publicly, Turkey opposes ISIS. The Middle East Forum’s Daniel Pipes, however, reports otherwise in a June 18 Washington Times article that said Turkey has paid $800 million to ISIS for oil shipments and has allowed ISIS access to its border with Syria. Pipes writes: “Actually, the Turks offered far more than an easy border crossing: they provided the bulk of ISIS' funds, logistics, training and arms. Turkish residents near the Syrian border tell of Turkish ambulances going to Kurdish-ISIS battle zones and then evacuating ISIS casualties to Turkish hospitals.” There are deceivers and deceptions ongoing in this saga. It’s time to know your eschatology that you are not deceived.

7.24.14

Foreign policy blunders with prophetic implications

Observing the current foreign policy of the occupant of the Oval Office, another president comes to memory whose foreign policy was instrumental in propping up Islam and advancing terrorism to its modern levels. Jimmy Carter played a role in deposing the Shah of Iran and assisting in the “democratic” installation of the Ayatollah governments. Even so, Carter paid a price for granting the Shah diplomatic immunity with a hostage crisis at the US Embassy in Tehran that paralyzed his already inept presidency for 444 days. In reality, this birthed the modern Islamic advance, spreading terrorism worldwide. It was further emboldened under Bill Clinton, and put on fast track with the current “president.”

Carter was also instrumental in the gradual elevating of a third rate thug and plane hijacking terrorist to diplomatic status in Yassir Arafat--the head of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO). The PLO was an Islamic- and Soviet-backed terror organization whose mission was to drive Israel into the sea. Carter brokered a failed peace agreement called the Camp David Accords. This agreement was between Israel and Egypt and served as a framework to deal with the so-called Palestinian territories and established the concept of land for peace. Years later in 1990, Carter met with Arafat and described him as a leader who did everything he could “to promote the peace process.”

Certainly, Bill Clinton saw Arafat as a peace partner. A May 3, 1996 article in the Baltimore Sun reported: “MANY AMERICANS have difficulty accepting Yasser Arafat, president of the Palestinian Authority, as a member of civil society, much less an honored guest at the White House. This is the rogue terrorist who packed a gun at the United Nations, the world revolutionary and would-be destroyer of Israel. But there he was, Wednesday, neatly groomed beneath his trademark headscarf, polite and smiling, greeted by President Clinton with the most decorous courtesy.” It was widely reported that Arafat became the most frequent foreign guest at the Clinton White House.

The current “president” has far outpaced the ill-fated foreign policy of his Democratic predecessors. He has overseen the building up of Islam as a seemingly step by step strategy, making up for Carter’s incompetency and Clinton’s poor judgment. This “president” encouraged and funded the Arab Spring, trained members of the current Islamic State that his taking over parts of Syria and Iraq, and persecuting Christians, and he has supported Islam at the expense of traditional ally Israel almost exclusively. The handiwork of these three presidents has deep prophetic implications.

Their policies may have accelerated the prophetic revival of an end time Caliphate--Islamic states that come against Israel--Ezekiel 38:2-13: Meshech (Turkey); Tubal (Turkey); Persia (Iran); Ethiopia (Sudan); Libya (Libya), Gomer (Turkey), Togarmah (Turkey); Sheba (Saudi Arabia); Dedan (Saudi Arabia): “To take a spoil, and to take a prey.” Speaking of Gog, the antichrist, verse 17 says, “Thus says the Lord God; 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 thee against them?” Whether strategic or stupid, these three presidents used America to strengthen Israel’s enemies and perhaps advance the prophecy clock.

7.23.14

Finally a presidential action

 

For all the talk and big hat and boots, many of us have been wondering if Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry had any cattle to back it up. Finally, there is something presidential coming form Texas--and its not from the “president.” Perry has finally taken action to secure his own borders by announcing that he will send about a thousand National Guard Troops to the US-Mexico border. Acting not presidential is the occupant of the Oval Office, whose new press secretary Josh Earnest said that the White House has not made any formal request for assistance in securing the Texas border. The White House response doesn’t pass the straight face test. In fact, it is an insult to Texas and to America.

 

According to CBS and White House transcripts, Earnest tried to use Perry’s announcement to garner support for another $3.7 billion the Administration is seeking to deal with the border crisis it created. Earnest said, “We hope that Governor Perry will support the supplemental appropriations request that this administration put forward a few weeks ago and that that Governor Perry will use his influence with congressional Republicans in Congress an urge them to stop blocking comprehensive bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives." Earnest also said that the “president”, the vice president, Homeland Security, Defense and Health and Human Services are going to meet to discuss the border crisis.

 

2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” And that is exactly what is happening with the White House and this crisis. In June, Perry brought media attention to the White House-created crisis. He said, ““We have record high numbers of other than Mexicans being apprehended at the border. These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations...We flagged this issue in 2012 and have yet to even have a response as far as I know, not from the president, but not even from his administration.”

 

Perry finally has decided that he cannot count on the “president” to secure the borders of his state and is taking matters into his own hands. He should have done this a long time ago, but as I understand it, he is still concerned about his authority to do so. When the federal government refuses to protect its citizens from invasion, the states or the citizens themselves must step up. The 10th Amendment says, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” This should also apply if the United States refuses to enforce the law. We have finally seen a presidential action--not by the “president” but by a man who wants to be president.

7.22.14

Christian persecution and the White House

In February 2012, WorldNetDaily (WND) reporter Aaron Klein reported “Several knowledgeable Egyptian and Arab security officials claimed the U.S., Turkey and Jordan were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the country’s northern desert region.” As it turned out, several news sources have reported that Syrian rebels who joined the Islamic State (of Iraq and Syria) (IS), were trained in 2012 by US instructors at that secret base in Syria. Jordanian officials said dozens of future IS members were trained by the US and the IS leader was released when the occupant of the Oval Office shut down an Iraqi prison in 2009. Now Christians are among those suffering the impact.


Reuters reports the statement said Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, which the group has now named Caliph Ibrahim, had set a Saturday, July 19 deadline for Christians who did not want to stay and live under those terms to "leave the borders of the Islamic Caliphate...After this date, there is nothing between us and them but the sword." Reuters reports that Mosul’s Christian population was 100,000 ten years ago, but because of persecution and war dwindled to about 5,000 last month before the IS took over the city. Reuters reports that a resident there said, “The vast bulk of those have since fled, leaving perhaps only 200 in the city.” A similar decree was issued in the Syrian city of Raqqa in February.

The US “president” has taken many terrible “decisions” during his occupation of the White House. In nearly any previous history of America, he likely would have been impeached, tried for treason, or even convicted of high crimes and misdemeanors. A man who says he is Christian has overseen some of the worst treatment of Christians in his own country, and has contributed to the suffering of Christians around the world. Titus 1:10 begins, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers... “ And in verse 16 concludes: “They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.” Draw your own conclusions.    

7.21.14

Hating Jews in Europe

The headlines promulgated by the mainstream news media are showing violent anti-Israel protests throughout Europe. “Pro-Palestinian Protestors and demonstrators,” as they call them, are throwing bottles, burning the Israeli flag, setting cars on fire, setting up fire barricades, attacking riot police and generally behaving like animals instead of human beings. They are protesting Israel’s move on Gaza to put an end to the constant stream of missiles being fired against Israeli citizens by the Muslim Brotherhood-sponsored, peace partner of the White House, and new partner of the Palestinian Authority--the terrorist group Hamas. The mainstream news media, however, isn’t telling the whole truth.

The whole truth is that these thousands of protestors in London and France are immigrated Islamists as instigated by anti-Jewish propaganda and communist-driven anarchist groups. The France Interior Ministry has banned such protests, but, as Reuters reports, “The far-left New Anticapitalist Party, an organizer of last Sunday's rally and the banned one in Paris, urged protesters in Paris to defy the ban, prompting police to issue a warning.” Strange, still no mention of Islam. The mainstream media is so set on making the anti-Israel protests look like spontaneous, justice-minded reactions to the Jewish crackdown on the poor occupied palestinians, that they have forgotten one small detail: the one about Islam and its hatred for Jews and Israel.

For years, the Daily Jot has been warning about the increasing Islamic population in Europe and in the United States. It is almost 10% in France and nearly 5% in England--as compared with about 2% in the United States (officially only .8%), according to muslimpopulation.com, which cites Pew Research and its own internal estimates. The concentrated Islamic population in European cities is a ready made formula for violence when Israel decides to defend itself or when someone “insults” the so-called prophet Muhammad. Remember the anarchy in the streets in Paris in 2005, across Europe in 2012, and again in 2013, now again in 2014? 

If there were riots where all the Jews live around the world whenever they feel insulted by Muslims, the news media would certainly have their reaction. Somehow, I don’t believe that the headlines would be so kind as they are to the “Pro-Palestinian Protestors.” But we must remember that Islam is the “religion of peace” so if it lights a match to neighborhoods around the world, it must be justified to do so. The real headlines should read, “Jew Haters Burn Paris and London.” That’s what it is all about--hate. “Palestinian” schools in Israel teach that Jews are pigs and should be hated. I know, I’ve seen it first hand. Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” 


7.19.14

Americans perish, president jokes

Some 23 Americans along with 272 others perished Thursday when warring military factions allegedly shot down a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine. But who cares? The occupant of the Oval Office seemingly doesn’t. The “president” was in Delaware to give a transportation speech when he announced the news. He said, “Before I begin, obviously the world is watching reports of a downed passenger jet near the Russia-Ukraine border. And it looks like it may be a terrible tragedy. Right now we’re working to determine whether there were American citizens on board. That is our first priority.” What followed was a show of lack of respect and manners, and a show of the true heart of this man.

He said, “And I've directed my national security team to stay in close contact with the Ukrainian government. The United States will offer any assistance we can to help determine what happened and why. And as a country, our thoughts and prayers are with all the families and passengers, wherever they call home. I want to thank Jeremie for that introduction. Give Jeremie a big round of applause. It is great to be in the state that gave us Joe Biden. We’ve got actually some better-looking Bidens with us here today. We've got Beau and his wife, Hallie, are here. Give them a big round of applause. We love them.” Then there were more jokes...to great applause and laughter.

Acknowledging Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, he said: “Jack Lew’s signature is actually on your money, although it's kind of illegible. We teased him when he first became treasury secretary that he was going to have to fix his signature a little bit because it looked just like a caterpillar running along the bottom.” And then he launched into a bragging session about how many jobs he has created, and how those nasty Republicans were getting in the way of creating good union jobs and causing gridlock in rebuilding the national highway system. He said, “That's what right now Republicans in Congress don't seem to be focused on. But until they do get focused on it, I’m going to do whatever I can to create jobs rebuilding America on my own. 

From the official White House transcript there was no solemn moment for the victims of the plane crash. No more mention of the tragedy--just jokes and blame and self aggrandizing. Jesus said in Matthew 7:15-16, “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.” Jesus said in Matthew 12:34-35, “for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.” This is a “president” of division, lies, irreverence, pride, ego, deception and delusion. Not judging, just telling it like it is. 

7.18.14

The man in the subway

A couple of days ago, I was in New York City for a series of meetings. I took the subway to the meeting place. On the subway a man of color, not well dressed, but not unclean went down through the car asking for donations to help him feed his family. He got to the end of the car where I was and he turned his back to me and addressed whoever would listen. He said, “It is my responsibility to feed my family. I have tried and tried, but I cannot do that right now. This is the only way I can think of. Can’t you spare just a little something to help me feed my wife and two daughters? It would be greatly appreciated. God Bless.” There was one man who fell for his final plea--me. But there is a deeper meaning here.

And there are a lot of scammers and beggars that are constantly accosting New Yorkers everyday. Nobody in the subway car looked up at this guy. Discernment is key. After praying, I handed him a small amount of cash, he looked me directly in the eyes and said “thank you so much.” I will never know the true story, but I do know something else. A fellow human being was pleading for help to about one hundred people and maybe three responded. No one else even looked at him or acted as if they heard him. And I feel that this is the condition of our nation right now. It is caused by the mere fact that so many people are so into their own worries that they refuse to engage with society in general. They refuse to be citizens.

There have been times in my life where I didn’t know if I was going to be able to feed my family. It was tough. Instead of jumping on a train or a subway, my wife and I prayed to the Lord. We stood fast on the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:31-33, “Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? Or, What shall we drink? Or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” In my opinion, this does not mean fancy cars, clothes, watches, jets, etc. It’s the basics. And the Lord always provided us.

The man in the subway was a life lesson for the condition of our nation. You see, the occupant of the Oval Office will be going on a 16-day vacation in August at the $12 million estate of a Democratic Party donor. It will cost taxpayers millions of dollars. With all the problems faced by the citizens of this nation, he has the unmitigated gall to live high off the taxpayers in great luxury. Most Americans consider themselves fortunate to get away for a long weekend. Fact is, he just doesn’t care. And you know what? This is just like the vast majority of people in the subway when a fellow citizen plead for his family. They didn’t care. And they were the ones who elected “Mr. Vacation while the nation burns.” Jesus also said, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” We need to be turning people back to the Lord.


7.16.14

Overcoming spiritual and physical rulers of darkness

What do we do when the occupant of the Oval Office and most of his political party and government minions set out to allow an invasion of the nation by illegal aliens who bring crime, gangs, Islamists, and disease? First, we have to recognize that there is a problem and see it through a lens of clarity. There is very little this “president” has done that has been good for you and me and for America. Somehow, somewhere along the line, we have to suspend our disbelief that a “president” is leading a deliberate destruction of our way of life and that the consequences have dire outcomes for ourselves and our posterity. Some of us recognized this early on, but for the vast majority it is taking a long time.

Then we have to understand where this is coming from. In this, it may be best simplified into two categories--spiritual and physical. The spiritual condition of our nation is manifest in the physical through willing vessels and various levels of ignorance and apathy. Ephesians 6:10-13 says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 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.”

Herein, we see that we are up against a spiritual battle. The agents of these principalities seem to congregate in the organization of our government, perhaps because these rulers of darkness are organized similarly and they find willing vessels to do their work, making evil manifestation from spiritual to physical a natural phenomena. I don’t really know. It’s a thought, though. We have people in leadership who are evildoers and deceivers and are open to influence of spiritual wickedness in high places. There is plenty of good reason why satan would want to see America destroyed. There are many willing vessels. And, quite frankly, unless we turn from our wicked ways, the Lord may allow such chastening. 

Some Christians have a belief that America is not worth saving--that they belong to a higher kingdom. This is short-sighted at best. Being Christian and being American are not mutually exclusive. You are American because this is the country you are living in and you share American values. You are part of the kingdom of God because you are Christian. The scriptures instruct us to live out our Christianity here on earth--overcoming evil with good, having done all, to stand, etc. As I see it, we must pray in the Spirit with all perseverance and supplication, and we must open our mouths boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel. It is only in Christ where wisdom is found for solving the problems we face. Then, we need to do all, and having done that, we need to stand. 

7.15.14

The prophetic response to destructive leadership

The occupant of the Oval Office’s failed foreign policy can be blamed for a significant part of the situation today in Israel. His administration’s embracing of the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign policy partner in the Middle East and the shift away from supporting Israel to supporting Islam has created an unstable and hostile environment throughout the Middle East. The litany of US-supported Islamic efforts from Libya to Egypt to Tunisia to Syria and many places in between has emboldened terrorist agents such as the Taliban, al Qaeda, ISIS, and Hamas. American dollars have been invested in many of these organizations and their offshoots, further destabilizing the region. 

The “president’s” “New Beginnings” June 4, 2009 speech in Cairo, Egypt was indeed a new beginning as representatives of the banned Muslim Brotherhood were invited to the speech, against the wishes of Egypt’s leadership. The speech signaled the new US administration’s intent to embrace Islam. Some 18 months later revolution spread across the region. By December 2013 rulers were forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Yemen. There were civil uprisings and protests in Bahrain, Syria, Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Sudan, Mauritania, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and notably in the territories within Israel inhabited by the so-called Palestinians.

Today, the Hamas-controlled failure of a Palestinian state in Gaza rains missiles down on Israel by the hundreds. There is no mainstream media connecting that fateful June 2009 New Beginnings speech with the events in Israel today. The Muslim Brotherhood, however, was the founder of Hamas and is deeply connected with many terrorist organizations, some of which still exist in Israel as part of the palestinian movement. They are allied with Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. The support of this White House of the Muslim Brotherhood and its rampage of revolution across the Middle East has emboldened, perhaps even enabled, Hamas to attack Israel. 

It is important during this time that Christians recognize there is nothing peaceful or moral about Islam. It is the antithesis of Christianity. 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.” This describes Islam very well. We are instructed in Psalm 122:6 to “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.” We are also told 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.” As a prophetic people our response in prayer is important to our future.


7.14.14

Mr Holder, disagreeing a racist does not make

It’s really not about mismanagement, breaking the law, refusing to enforce the law, spending more than you have, supporting terrorists, refusing to secure the borders, selling weapons to Mexican drug cartels, spying on Americans, militarizing the local law enforcement, or a plethora of other executive orders and government actions that oppress Americans...really, it’s not. It’s that if you disagree with the current occupant of the Oval Office and his minions, you are a racist. This according to the chief law(less) enforcement officer of the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder. Yep, all you Christians who are pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-Constitution, well, you are racists from Holder’s worldview.

Keep in mind that a key “progressive” (that’s code these days for the non-politically correct term of “communist”) strategic fundamental is class warfare--dividing people by class or race to achieve and maintain power. The current administration has been expert at it, pitting Americans against Americans from its earliest release of Homeland Security’s report that those who are pro-life, pro-marriage, pro-second amendment, and love Jesus are suspect as potential terrorists or extreme radicals. Holder’s thought process is no different. He is the chief enforcer of the “president’s” dismantling of America the Republic and the remaking of our country into a socialist democracy.

The Hill reports that Holder said that he and his “president” have been targets of a racial animus by some of the administration’s political opponents. He told ABC, “There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president. You know, people talking about taking their country back…There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus." Holder said, for example, that efforts to require voter identification impacts “Young people, African Americans, Hispanics, older people, people who, for whatever reason, aren't necessarily supportive of the Republican Party.”

Holder and the “president” need to understand that Americans in general are good people trying to do the right thing. They don’t like murderers, crooks, deceivers, traitors, and the malevolent. Those of us who have been persecuted the most by this administration--socially and fiscally conservative Christian Americans--hardly consider race an issue. We are forming our opinions based on the content of character rather than the color of skin. We disagree because we know these men are doing evil to our nation and to our families. As in Daniel 5:27, they have been “weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.” Beware Mr Holder and your lot--As in Proverbs 16:2, “All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits.”


7.11.14

Impressions for prayer and supplication 

I had an early morning meeting with a brother and mentor. He and another of our brothers had been on the phone praying before our meeting. He said the verse they were praying over was from 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.” We were talking about this verse. I said that many Christians I know like to quote the first part of the verse, but leave off the last part: “but I found none.” This was a verse that we both agreed we would stand on this day. That we would stand in the gap as part of our daily lives. I know that many of you also are standing in the gap. With good reason.

The headlines today are similar to the ones of the past week. We are being overrun by illegal aliens coming across the borders of our southern states. The occupant of the Oval Office is in Texas for a series of Democratic Party fundraisers. He is hobnobbing with radicals supporting blanket amnesty, telling them he is on their side, and outright rejecting requests by Governor Rick Perry to visit the border to observe first hand what is happening. He is openly mocking both Republicans and Democrats, especially Republicans, who don’t agree with his stance on his unconstitutional and illegal position to not defend and secure the borders of the United States. In fact, he is defiant about his role as “president.”

Speaking to Democratic Party supporters and contributors, he mocked Congress for not supporting his agenda (From the White House transcript): “You hear some of them -- “sue him,” “impeach him.”  Really?  (Laughter.)  Really?  For what?  (Applause.)  You’re going to sue me for doing my job?  Okay.  (Applause.)   I mean, think about that.  You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job -- (laughter) -- while you don’t do your job.  (Applause.)” Then he called for some $3 billion to fix the illegal migration problem that he has created by intentionally not securing the borders. And, the White House website continues to say “today, border security is stronger than it has ever been.”

The “president’s” propaganda machine is in full swing. He blames those opposing immigration reform for the border crisis he has created. He says that he is doing his job--meaning it is his job to not enforce laws on marriage, border security, immigration, offshore drilling, terrorism, and the list goes on and on. Instead, he claims that Congress is not doing its job. Some truth in that--Congress should be impeaching him and trying him for criminal malfeasance and treason. This “president” is the antithesis of what is good and right. Congress is not far behind. We all need to be an Ezekiel 22:30 people and make up the hedge, stand in the gap in all prayer and supplication, and where possible, take action.

7.10.14

Was Netanyahu prophetic or realistic?

During the first ten days of August 2005, former cabinet member of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and once Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, plead with Israeli leadership to end the disengagement plan of evicting Jews from Gaza.  Netanyahu believed giving up land without concessions is a demonstration that terrorism pays and that Israel’s national security will be forever threatened. Middle East News Line reported that Israel's military had revised its withdrawal plan to account for a scenario under which the eviction of Jewish residents from the Gaza Strip would be completed amid massive Palestinian fire. This is exactly what happened. But there was far more in the future.

Netanyahu called disengagement an “evil” and urged Members of the Knesset to stop it. He warned the Sharon government that the Palestinians will only use the Gaza land to establish a terrorist base of operations and that the nation of Israel’s defense and security may be undermined by disengagement.  He said, “I am calling on all those who grasp the danger: Gather strength and do the right thing. I don't know if the entire move can be stopped, but it still might be stopped in its initial stages." And he warned, “The government is advancing in total blindness. They have eyes but don't see. They have ears but don't hear."

Fast forward nearly 9 years and Netanyahu, now Prime Minister, is dealing with the exact problem of which he warned. Against a backdrop of hundreds of missiles fired at Israel’s nuclear plant, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem over the past month, and some 300-plus in just the last 48 hours, Bloomberg reports that Netanyahu vowed to “intensify even further our attacks on Hamas and other terror organizations in Gaza.” The Palestinian Authority, the darling of the White House peace process, has embraced Hamas as a partner. When Gaza was turned over to the “Palestinian people” in 2005, they eventually elected Hamas as their political representatives. Since then, Gaza has been a stronghold and base for terrorism against Israel.

If ever the so-called “Palestinian People” had an opportunity to demonstrate to the world that it could have a nation living side by side in peace with Israel, it was in Gaza. Instead, they embraced their roots of terrorism and have been agents of violence. Yet Netanyahu’s Biblical reference applies not only to Israel, but also the United States still today. In Ezekiel 12:2, the Lord says, “Son of man, thou dwellest in the midst of a rebellious house, which have eyes to see, and see not; they have ears to hear, and hear not: for they are a rebellious house.” Many are so rebellious against God that they cannot see the obvious and they refuse to hear the reports of the consequences.

Since President George W Bush insisted on evicting Jews from their own land, America has faced one natural disaster after another. She has elected as “president” a man who aids and abets Islamic terrorists at the expense of our own nation and Israel. Our economy has collapsed. Our nation is being invaded. Our longstanding Constitutional rights are being violated and ignored. Laws are enforced selectively. Leaders lack vision, morals, ethics and accountability. Netanyahu’s comments in August 2005 were true then and even more so incredulously true today. We are obviously living in prophetic times and the vast majority of the world has eyes, but does not see, and ears, but does not hear.

7.9.14

The prophetic impact of one man

The headlines across the world are talking about the thousands of illegals pouring over the border between Mexico and the United States, and the Hamas rockets hitting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from Gaza. These events on the surface seem unrelated. Truth of the matter is, however, that one man has opened the door to both. He is the occupant of the Oval Office. His refusal to secure the US border by breaking immigration and security laws has emboldened gangs, terrorists, and criminals to enter the US with impunity. His support of the Muslim Brotherhood directly, and al Qaeda, the Taliban, and Hamas indirectly (at least publicly) has emboldened a hostile Islamic world against each other and against Israel.

The “president” appears to have deliberately created both crisis. It is as if there is a Hollywood movie script being played out in real life. The “president” wants amnesty for illegal aliens. Congress is not giving it to him. So he willingly breaks the law by allowing thousands of illegals across the borders and uses government agencies to transport them to various places around the US, further colonizing them. Accompanying them in their journey is lice, scabies, tuberculosis and other diseases. The “president” is going to Texas--refusing to visit the border--for a series of political fundraisers ($5,000-$32,400 a ticket), one of them at the house of a film director who supports illegals “taking back their land” from the US.

The “president” has stood on the sidelines and watched while his peace partner--the Palestinian Authority--has embraced the terrorist group Hamas. The “president” has supported the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign policy partner. Hamas was formed by the Muslim Brotherhood in 1987. The Muslim Brotherhood also supports al Qaeda, the Taliban, and has ties to several terrorist groups. The “president” also released the current leader of the Islamic State (formerly ISIS) in 2009 when he shut down a prison in Iraq. His administration also helped train the Islamic State with military tactics. These efforts have emboldened Islam, have destabilized the Middle East, and have led to unrest in Israel.

Proverbs 29:2 says that “when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” This is more a fact than it is prophecy. No US leader has accomplished what the current “president” has. In six years, he has transformed America into a mere shell of its former self. He has supported evil and evil policies openly. He has broken the law defiantly. He has caused tribulation and hardship for families around the world. He has empowered Islam and has funded it with taxpayer dollars. He has placed America in a Genesis 12:3 position, “I will bless them that bless thee (Israel), and curse him that curses thee.” Are we as a people to mourn through the curses or stand against the spiritual wickedness in high places? Having done all, we should stand. It starts by having done all.  He’s just one man, we are many...just saying.


7.8.14

The significant prophetic advance

On January 18, 2002, when I wrote the first Daily Jot, there were maybe one or two prophetic-related events per month. Over the years, these events increased to perhaps one a week. Then several a week. Then one a day. And, now, sometimes so many that it is difficult to pick which to write about. Irrespective of your eschatology, it is difficult to deny that we are living in an exciting prophetic time. Hardly dinner table conversation in 2002, today the conversation doesn’t even have to drift to to the Biblical significance of the day’s events at our dinner table with family or friends. It gets there naturally and sometimes very quickly. I believe beyond a doubt that we are watching Biblical prophecies take shape. 

From the Caliphate in the Middle East to the US president as a catalyst to Islamic dominance, it is not difficult now to see how the epic end time battle of Ezekiel 38 takes shape and waits suspended for the LORD to set it in motion. World powers, such as the United States under the leadership of godless men and women, are shifting. They are abandoning traditional roles of standing in the breech for Israel and for holding the violent Islamic aggression at bay. Instead, they have taken the approach of engagement, aiding and abetting, tolerance and allowance of this aggression to be played out by the hands of brutal men who give new meaning to the contemporary definition of the word “terrorist.”

The “church” is divided as much on doctrine as it is on who is Jesus Christ. Self indulgence, emotionalism, and extra-biblical, even non-biblical teaching, has replaced sound doctrine in much of the church. Discussions on doctrine and theology often are now argued in terms of who wrote what book that is currently popular, instead of the context of the word of God. This is 2 Timothy 4:3,4 playing out: “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” This opens the door to great deception.

I cannot urge you enough to study the word of God on your own. Teachers, preachers, and others who self-proclaim their church offices will not stand in your place before the Lord on Judgement Day. It will be you, and you alone. You won’t be able to quote passages from some so-called Bible teacher in your defense. It will be about your relationship with the LORD. With the exponential increase in events that can be related to prophecy and the desire of the masses to chase after the newest opinion on scripture, I now have a fuller understanding of what Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 2:12 to “work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” Read the Word in its context. Get close to Jesus. We are living in prophetic times.

7.7.14

When lawlessness abounds

Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry took to the airwaves again this past weekend to berate the occupant of the Oval Office for his negligence in enforcing border security. Perry said that the White House is either inept or doesn’t care about border security. Perry said on ABC’s This Week the “president” doesn’t care “whether or not the border of the United States is secure.” Many Americans following this border crisis have a difficult time suspending their disbelief that a president of the United States would knowingly allow the country to be invaded. It is time to call this what it is: This “president” is deliberately not enforcing border security laws. Irrespective of his reasons, he is breaking the law. 

Contrast this with a Breitbart report that protesters in Murrieta, California who are blocking busses of illegals from being housed in their town will be met with federal forces in riot gear to force the citizens to accept the illegal aliens. Breitbart reports that federal agents plan to arrive in Murrieta to ensure that the next busload of aliens make it to the housing facility. USA Today reported that six protesters were arrested in Murrieta Friday for crossing “the yellow tape that blocked protesters from the Border Patrol station entrance.” 

Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner wrote an editorial published by CNN. He said that every member of Congress and the “president” swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. He wrote: “But too often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold -- at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop him.” So Boehner promises to bring legislation to sue the “president.” Boehner doesn’t mention that Congress already has the Constitutional authority and responsibility to bring action against the “president.” 

Illegals, including children, terrorists, and other malcontents, are crossing the border illegally at will. We have a “president” who is breaking the law by not enforcing it. By its inaction and lack of leadership, Congress is allowing the breaking of the law by the “president” and the illegals. The only ones getting arrested are the American citizens who are trying to prevent their town from being overrun by illegal aliens that the government, who is breaking the law, is trying to force on the citizens. Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” God’s solution is found in Leviticus 24:22: “Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.” Justice has fallen in the streets, who shall restore it?


7.4.14

Our heritage, our freedom

Blessings to America and her sons and daughters on this day; the celebration of our nation.  But the nation we know and love as America, The United States of America, really began in the early 1600’s when settlers came from other countries, mainly England, on an adventure that spawned the beacon of freedom and the light of Jesus Christ for the world.  The Mayflower Compact, which many believe today to be the first significant governing document of what would become the United States was very specific about the covenant these men and women were entering into with God for this new land.

 The Mayflower Compact of 1620 reads: “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.”

 Some 18 years later, The Fundamental Orders of 1638, were adopted in Connecticut.  Its preamble says,  “For as much as it hath pleased Almighty God…knowing where a people are gathered together the word of God requires that to maintain the peace and union of such a people there should be an orderly and decent Government established according to God, to order and dispose of the affairs of the people at all seasons as occasion shall require; … to maintain and preserve the liberty and purity of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus … which according to the truth of the said Gospel is now practiced amongst us; as also in our civil affairs to be guided and governed according to such Laws, Rules, Orders and Decrees…

 These documents and many others like them dispel the lie that America is not a Christian nation.  We allow freedom to all religions, because our God in Christ Jesus will not force Himself upon others, but rather allow them to come voluntarily. But the foundation of our nation must remain Christian otherwise we will not so long be a nation of freedom and justice.  God’s sovereignty must be the rule of man.  The Lord said in Jeremiah 34:15, “And you were now turned, and had done right in My sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbor; and you had made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name.” Remember your heritage in order to keep your future.

7.3.14

Of Democracies and Republics

As we begin to celebrate Independence Day in America, we are reminded that elected representative government is a good thing.  No where in the world has a country prospered as much the United States of America under its Constitutional Republic—mind you this country is not a democracy.  The definition of a republic is: a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law. This means that there are people who are entitled to vote and elect representatives that are responsible to the voters because of the law. And all law has its roots in the supreme authority of God’s law.

 A democracy, however, is something different.  And it is a term loosely used by politicians and citizens alike.  A democracy is defined as: a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections.  You see the difference?  Democracy does not necessarily involve the rule of law.  There is no requirement to vote, no true accountability to the voters.  A lot of issues are at stake in debating democracy and a constitutional republic.  One issue for sure is the qualification of voters—anyone can vote in a democracy, only those qualified can vote in a republic.

 A democracy is what President George W. Bush helped establish in the so-called Palestinian Territories. And the people elected a terrorist group, Hamas, to represent them, legitimizing Hamas in the eyes of the world.  Hamas was supposed to join in peace efforts with Israel.  Instead, Hamas has picked a fight with Israel, has killed and kidnapped Israeli soldiers, and has attacked Israel’s children by lashing out at schools and hospitals.  Hamas was responsible for the horrible and unnecessary deaths of three teen boys, one an American citizen. And so far, polls show the “Palestinian” people standing solidly behind the actions and threats of Hamas. The current US president hardly acknowledges these atrocities.

 The US made a major miscalculation in forcing “democracy” onto the Arab peoples of the Middle East and Northern Africa because in a democracy, the rule of law is secondary to the rule of the mob. A free society must be governed by moral people according to law, otherwise Hamas happens.  The rule of law can only be based in God’s law because God is the supreme authority, who never changes.  America’s republic was successful because it is based on God’s law and largely has required moral people to hold office, but look what happened when the “president” only enforces the laws he favors.  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.”  Bondage is sin as is lawlessness and we can be slaves to sin or dedicated to the liberty in Christ.

7.2.14

The White House’s prophetic Caliphate

In promoting all things Muslim--by supporting revolution and instability in the Middle East, by adopting the Muslim Brotherhood (and by association the Taliban, al Qaeda, Hamas and other offshoot military/terrorist arms) as a foreign policy partner, by releasing from prison the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria--now just called the Islamic State, and by training ISIS military in Jordan, the occupant of the Oval Office will likely go down in history as the American leader who played a pivotal role in the rise of militant Islam worldwide. The world is watching a major event in history unfolding before its very eyes, and it may well be prophetic. 

The Ottoman Empire was the last empire to rule over the Middle East. It was a Sunni-dominated Islamic Caliphate that ruled 624 years from 1299 to 1923, peaking at 35 million people in 1856 with Constantinople as its capitol. This vast empire extended from Iraq to Algeria from Hungary to Somalia, covering the Middle East, Northern Africa, Eastern Europe and Turkey. After World War I and weakened by various rebellions, the empire was replaced by the Republic of Turkey on October 29, 1923 and the caliphate was abolished on March 3, 1924. Many Bible scholars believe the Ottoman Empire more aptly fits the description in Revelation 17 and Daniel 2 and 7 than does the Roman Empire as the one that will revive and rise as the beast empire. It is a subject of fierce debate. 

Notwithstanding, there are numerous verses which in context allude to the antichrist being Assyrian--Isaiah 10:5, 10:24, 14:25, 19:23, 30:31, 31:8, Micah 5:5-6, and Hosea 11:5. Ezekiel 38:17 refers to him as “he of whom I have spoken in old time by my servants the prophets of Israel.” It is quite possible that the antichrist/the Assyrian will arise from what is now Turkey. Jesus Christ identifies modern Turkey as the seat of Satan. In Revelation 2:12-13, Jesus says, “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write: These things says he which has the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where you dwell, even where Satan’s seat is...” 

In addition, no other religion on earth persecutes the saints as does Islam. Not the Roman Catholics, not the Hindus, not the Buddhists. The Roman Catholics, for all their political shenanigans and idolatry, still hold to a doctrine that Christ was crucified, rose from the dead, and was propitiation for our sin. Islam does not. Islam believes that Jesus was a great prophet, but was not the son of God. 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.” Traditional Islamic enemies of Israel, Russia, the Roman Catholic church all may well play a role in the end time return of Christ. This White House, however, has played a pivotal role as a catalyst of prophetic end time events. 


7.1.14

Supreme Court, Congress, and tyranny

The Washington Times has written an analysis of the Supreme Court decisions impacting the occupant of the Oval Office. The nine justices, two of whom were appointed by the “president,” have rejected his expansion of powers in 9-0 decisions 20 times in five years. While the June 30 decisions on socialized medicine and compulsory union dues were not unanimous, they were an indication of how conservatives and liberals have differing views on what the same words mean, and that the term “liberal” is becoming exponentially redefined as “tyrannical” in the interpretation of law. The divide on use of executive power and government intrusion in personal and religious life in America is widening. 

Congress should not need an unelected Supreme Court to rule that dictatorial executive authority and overreaching government is unconstitutional. Moreover, American citizens do not need an unelected court to tell them when their rights are violated by executive fiat. There are some things that are obvious. The problem here is that the Supreme Court and the courts under them do not recognize that all law is originated and given by God. He is the source of the law. Law cannot be just with man rejecting God and building precept upon precept from man’s interpretation of what is just. Ecclesiastes 7:20 says, “For there is not a just man upon earth, that does good, and sins not.” 

Notwithstanding, Ohio Republican and Speaker of the House John Boehner said, “Today’s decision is a victory for religious freedom and another defeat for an administration that has repeatedly crossed constitutional lines in pursuit of its big government objectives.”  All well and good except that Boehner and his colleagues have Constitutional responsibility to challenge a president over abuse of executive authority. Article 1 Section 2 of the US Constitution gives the House the sole “Power of Impeachment” and Article 3 gives the Senate the sole “Power to try all Impeachments.” Article 2 Section 3 requires the President to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” 

This “president” has publicly said that he will not enforce certain laws that he does not agree with, including Defense of Marriage, immigration laws and border security, privacy laws, laws against negotiating with and funding terrorists, and those that pertain to religious freedom and freedom of speech. While the Supreme Court has done well to heal the hurt of the citizens slightly, Boehner and his colleagues have done little but grandstand in abdicating their Constitutional responsibilities to a lawless president. They are an Isaiah 59:13 group: “In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood.”  


6.30.14

Standing in the gap and making a way

The Daily Jot is not only a ministry that comments on current events from a Biblical worldview to equip, encourage, and evangelize, we are also an out reach to those in rural most areas of Ghana, West Africa who mainline churches have essentially forgotten. Many of you are very familiar with the Jot’s commentary. Some are familiar with our outreach in Africa. But today, yet another event, underscores the effort we are making to not only bring the gospel to the rural areas, but to make disciples. There is a crusade of sorts going on in Africa. It mirrors the historical crusades of the Middle Ages because it is the Islamists who are conducting a death crusade against all non-muslims. It is dangerous and deadly.

AP reports that Islamists sprayed gunfire at worshipers and torched four Christian churches Sunday in a village “just miles from the town where more than 200 school girls were kidnapped.” AP reports “Some of the church buildings destroyed included the Protestant Church of Christ in Nigeria, the Pentecostal Deeper Life Bible Church and Ekklesiyar Yan'uwa, which is Hausa for Church of the Brethren in Nigeria, Yahi said. The last was started by American missionaries from Illinois in the 1920s.” The attackers went on to neighboring Kautikari, where they gunned down villagers and burned down homes. The report said soldiers were slow to respond to the attacks and refused to confront the terrorists directly. 

While not yet as extreme in Ghana, this is the type of threat we are faced with. We saved for three years to buy a pickup truck so we could deliver clothing and food to our rural church plant in Busuafise on something other than motorbikes. The head of our ministry there, William Agbeti sent me a text not long ago: “I have just returned from a tour of the surrounding areas of our rural church, in our truck. My findings were shocking! Over the past few weeks, mosques have started springing up in the remotest parts, a few miles apart, where there are no houses and Muslims yet! Meanwhile, the big churches seem not to care, until Islam takes over the land.” What happens next is the problem.

The roaming Fulani, who subscribe to the Islamist Boko Haram philosophy (the terrorists in neighboring Nigeria), will begin to occupy the land either by squatting or by force. If by force, these unprotected rural villages will be raised and the people slaughtered just the same as in Nigeria. 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: but I found none.” In Ghana, there are brave and courageous men such as William and pastor David Ablorah in Busuafise who are standing in the gap that their land may not be destroyed, even as large churches with huge resources stand idly by. It is no easy task.

They are on the front lines of a very dangerous mission to not only bring the gospel to the rural areas where the mega churches refuse to go, but also to make disciples and to show the love of Christ. They are making a difference with what little they have been given. They have been faithful to make a way when there is no way, and they have put their lives on the line to do it. My ask of you today is to consider them, not only in prayer, but also financially. If the Lord so moves you, you can send your gift to:

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6.27.14

Shift or Appeasement?

The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the occupant of the Oval Office’s executive appointments made during “pro-forma” sessions of the Senate.  The Court said: "The Recess Appointments Clause empowers the President to fill existing vacancy during any recess—intra-session or inter-session—of sufficient length...A Senate recess that is so short that it does not require the consent of the House under that Clause is not long enough to trigger the President's recess-appointment power." The “president” made some appointments during “pro-forma” sessions of the Senate, while technically the Senate was in session. Not one Supreme Court Justice supported the “president.”

The decision was significant because Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid collaborated with the “president” to make the Senate appear as if it were in recess so the appointments, which the “president” knew would not be confirmed, would stand. The Senate, however, is technically in session when it is in pro-forma and is not in recess, although it is not conducting business. According to the Supremes, this manipulation of the law is unconstitutional. By narrowing the use of recess appointments, the Supremes actually made it a useful tool for future presidents to use in the future. Nonetheless, it exposes the corrupt manipulation of the law and conspiracy to do so by the Majority Leader of the Senate.

In another attempt to limit tyrannical power of a rogue president, House Speaker John Boehner is going to introduce legislation allowing the House to sue the president regarding overreaching executive orders. Boehner pandered to the re-elect crowd saying, “The Constitution makes it clear that a president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws; in my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws. And when there’s conflicts like this between the legislative branch and the administrative branch it’s, in my view, our responsibility to stand up for this institution in which we serve.” How about standing up for the people? The Constitution makes clear that Congress already has authority to handle abuse of power. 

Led by Arizona Republican Jeff Flake and California socialist Democrat Dianne Feinstein, more than 36 senators sent a letter to the “president” demanding he “personally make clear” that illegals will not get special treatment. Additionally, Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee told the National Review that the “president’s” Supreme Court defeat is only the “tip of the iceberg.” Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz said this is the 12th unanimous defeat of the “president” in the the Supreme Court since 2012 on increased executive power issues (translated dictatorial). Does this represent a shift back to Constitutional authority or is it election year appeasement to keep Americans in a soft tyranny concentration camp? Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceives you.” Appeasement is tricky. Shift is painful to politicians. 

6.26.14

And the caliphate goes marching along

The occupant of the Oval Office has made a complete mess of Middle East stability by supporting the overthrow of Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Syria and who knows where else. In doing so, he supported the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), whose mission is to establish a worldwide Islamic caliphate by uniting various competing factions of Islam into one powerful ruling body. Al Qaeda, Hamas and their various offshoots serve as a military arm of the MB, ruthlessly cutting down anything that stands in their way like invading locusts. Now there is the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which would appeared to have been trained by the United States under the watch of the current “president.” 

Aaron Klein of WorldNetDaily, whose sources in the Middle East have consistently provided solid information, reports 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 officials said the training was not meant to be used for any future campaign in Iraq. 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.” The ISIS leader was released in 2009 by the US “president’s” closing of an Iraqi prison. Obviously, the “vetting” process was flawed. One could tell who they were by their name.

Now, CBS is reporting that ISIS has up to 5,000 foreigners among its ranks of 10,000--and “includes some Americans.” This begs the question as to whether these “Americans” are radicalized Muslims who joined the caliphate vision and went off to the new crusades or if they are “advisors” of some special US military operations, or could they be the “president’s” covert mercenaries? We may never know. But we do know that the US “president” is complicit in aiding and abetting terrorist groups directly--in the case of the Muslim Brotherhood--and indirectly through the training of ISIS personnel, and the funding of al Qaeda and its affiliates in Libya, Egypt and Syria. 

Given that the “president” has refused to enforce US border security and people are pouring over the US-Mexico border by the thousands, how many caliphate-building terrorists have entered the US at the “president’s” invitation? When will Congress wake up and see that truth is confirmed by actions. The Assyrian International News Agency reports that ISIS has begun imposing a “jizya” tax of $250 each on Christians in Mosul, Iraq. That’s also part of the Caliphate. Christian Americans ought to be concerned that the US “president” may be opening up the US to the same treatment he has created in the Middle East. Jesus said in Matthew 7:17, “a corrupt tree brings forth evil fruit.” What fruit does a treasonous and corrupt president bring?


6.25.14

Sending a message to Washington

Primary runoff night in Mississippi was a lot closer than Republican Senator Thad Cochran had hoped. He won by a little more than 6,800 votes, defeating TEA Party upstart Chris McDaniel. Cochran has been a conservative for most of his four decades in Washington, but somewhere along the journey became part of the “establishment.” So much so that McDaniel may challenge the results of the race because of possible Democratic voters who voted in the previous Democratic primary and allegedly voted again in the Republican run-off, saving Cochran from an unplanned retirement. There are several things wrong with this picture, but there is a silver lining in the cloud.

First and foremost, Cochran should have the decency and honor to not make a career out of the Senate. Some 40 years in elected office is not good for any person. They become part of the “club” even if they try not to. The Founding Fathers never intended political office to be a bread and butter career for the elect. But few people exhibit the honor to public service demonstrated by George Washington when he left office after two terms. He resisted the temptation of power and did the right thing. Not in Cochran’s case. The 76 year old Senator ran one of the most unseemly campaigns in recent memory to stay in power, including the appearance of vote tampering which will likely be investigated.

Breitbart points out another wrong: “Running on a populist anti-Washington message—including opposition to amnesty, bailouts and the status quo in the nation’s capital—McDaniel narrowly beat Cochran in the primary, forcing the runoff...the establishment poured millions of dollars in to back Cochran...Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign manager Stuart Stevens, the Chamber of Commerce, Facebook founding president Sean Parker, Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, former Rep. Steven LaTourette’s group and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) poured support into Mississippi to back Cochran.” It’s obvious that people far from Mississippi influenced the outcome.

If anything, the McDaniel campaign exposed a lot about what is wrong with our nation and the system of corruption that keeps it in control. Many would say, “Well, that’s just politics.” Yes, it is. I know it well. But it doesn’t make it right. The more people see how these scoundrels operate, the more they will get fed up with it. Again, Cochran is not a bad man. Hopefully, he will look at this campaign as one where he needs to get back to his roots and quit playing the game of thrones, so to speak. Hats off to McDaniel for exposing to the light many issues that Washington needs to address. For Cochran, we will see if he learns from the scare. As Jesus said in Matthew 7:16, “You shall know them by their fruits.” 


6.24.14

Hillary Clinton’s bad heart

Best selling author Ed Klein reveals in his book BLOOD FEUD that prospective presidential candidate Hillary Clinton essentially has been hiding severe health problems from the public--most importantly that she has a bad heart. Klein writes: "She had managed to keep her medical history secret out of fear that, should it become public, it would disqualify her from becoming president." Clinton had fainted while working in her office at the State Department, according to Klein. When husband Bill found out he had her flown to the Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. Hillary Clinton’s State Department Senior Advisor Phillippe Reines essentially downplayed the incident and omitted the real problem.

Klein writes on page 193: “While she was at the hospital, doctors diagnosed Hillary with several problems. She had a right transverse venous thrombosis, or a blood clot between her brain and skull. She had developed the clot in one of the veins that drains blood from the brain to the heart...it turned out that Hillary had an intrinsic tendency to form clots and faint. In addition to the fainting spell she suffered in Buffalo a few years before, she had fainted boarding her plane in Yemen, fallen and fractured her elbow in 2009, and suffered other unspecified fainting episodes... The unique thing about clotting in the brain is that it could have transformed into a stroke, said a cardiac specialist with knowledge of Hillary’s condition.”

On page 195 Klein writes: “According to a source close to Hillary, a thorough medical examination revealed that Hillary’s tendency to form clots was the least of her problems. She also suffered from a thyroid condition, which was common among women of her age, and her fainting spells indicated there was an underlying heart problem as well. A cardiac stress test indicated that her heart rhythm and heart valves were not normal. Put into layman’s language, her heart valves were not pumping in a steady way...doctors considered performing valve-replacement surgery. They ultimately decided against it. Still, before they released Hillary from the hospital, they warned Bill Clinton: She has to be carefully monitored for the rest of her life.”

It could have been discerned that Hillary Clinton had a bad heart by her actions. She is a radical socialist who believes in abortion, and promotes homosexuality. She is dreadfully heard-hearted and mean-spirited as indicated by her “What does it matter?” response to congressional questioning about the Benghazi terrorist attack. The Lord says in Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jesus said in Mark 7:21-22, “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, laciviousness, and evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness.” Yes, Hillary has a bad heart. How is the heart of those who would choose her to govern?


6.23.14

The Babylonic invasion of America

While the occupant of the Oval Office and his minions are trying to guide the national discussion on illegal immigration toward the heartstrings of orphan children, the deliberate invasion of the United States is being allowed. Along with children, come terrorists (as confirmed by Texas Governor Rick Perry), gang members, drug cartel operatives and a host of other malevolent human beings that wish to see America pilfered. Governments are formed to protect the people--for security purposes. In forming government, people give up a small amount of rights for the protection that government provides. Our national security is at risk by a “president” who is undermining our nation as if he is also an enemy.

The preamble to the US Constitution states: “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.” The foremost reason for government to be formed and rights to be given up to it, is the security and general welfare of the citizens who consent to being governed by the government. By allowing this illegal invasion, and in actuality encouraging it, the “president” and his administration is in direct violation of the Constitution.

Each day the news is full of stories where thousands of illegals are crossing our borders. The government is knowingly and purposely refusing to enforce border security. The president, whose policies encouraged this invasion, now calls it a humanitarian crisis. Attorney General Eric Holder is moving to have tax-funded attorneys represent the some 230,000 minors expected to have crossed illegally into the US by next year. The lawyers, according to Holder, would assist these children in filing claims for legal status. He said, “We’re taking a historic step to strengthen our justice system and protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society.” This is amnesty without consent of the citizenry.

In the end of days, Babylon is destroyed by the Lord’s judgment. Jeremiah 51:2 says the Lord will “send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.” Verse 14 says, “Surely I will fill you with men, as with locusts; and they shall lift u a shout against you.” America looks a lot like Babylon of the scriptures. While we are not drunken on the blood of the saints, we have turned a heard heart away from the Lord. We have elected leadership that is anti-God and anti-American. The first locust that came as a consequence of our behavior is the one in the White House. He has brought many with him to fan our country, and many more are coming.  The righteous must demand an end to this as our very freedom and individual security is threatened by it.


6.20.14

Catholic Church, White House partner on border kids? 

The Washington Times reports that the occupant of the Oval Office called Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto about the thousands of illegals pouring across America’s borders from Mexico. The US “president” told his Mexican counterpart that the illegals will not qualify for legalized status or deferred deportation. The White House is trying to convince everyone that the thousands of children coming across the border are from countries other than Mexico and vice president Joe Biden is going to visit Guatemala to tell the government there that the kids can’t stay here. The US “president” wants to work with the Mexican president, the White House says, to develop a regional strategy to handle immigration. Don’t buy it.

When things get politically hot, it is not uncommon for a socialist president to call another socialist president and act like they are working to solve the problem when in reality they are just refusing to enforce the law to advance their agenda. It was just last week that Attorney General Eric Holder made the outlandish statement that tax-funded attorneys would assist these children in filing claims for legal status. He said, “We’re taking a historic step to strengthen our justice system and protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society.” Calling them “members of society” and assigning them taxpayer-funded attorneys doesn’t sound like the government is going to fly them home to their parents anytime soon. 

Something else doesn’t match with the story--how do these minor children get all the way from Honduras or Guatemala without assistance of some type? Who is paying for this? A hint comes from the National Catholic Reporter in a story “How to treat unaccompanied immigrant children at center of policy debate.” This pro-child migration article quotes Bishop Eusebio Elizondo: "This is an issue which should not become politicized or give cause for negative rhetoric. It is truly a humanitarian crisis which requires a comprehensive response and cooperation between the branches of the US government. Young lives are at stake." Elizondo is chairman of the Catholic Bishops Committee on Immigration.

The real story on these kids may never come out. Whether it is the Vatican, George Soros, or some Democratic Party affiliated ACORN-type operation, these kids are being used as political pawns to achieve the “president’s” goal of remaking America. There will be a lot of smokescreens and a lot of deception before the good-hearted American people, who love children of all origins, give in and become home for the kids. But it is all part of the game. I’m reminded of what Jesus said in Luke 17:2, “It would be better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he was cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to stumble.” Eternity is a long time. 


6.19.14

The prophetic trouble of America

America is in deep trouble. Informed Americans know it. The current regime is in its sixth year of systematically destroying the nation. Governors try to fix some of the problems at the state level, but federal courts overturn them. The people try to fix some of the problems at the state level through referenda and the courts overturn them. There are laws on the books and the occupant of the Oval Office refuses to enforce them. Congress, the Senate controlled by the “president’s” party and the House by ineffectual back-boneless Republicans, either use empty words and convoluted logic to support the “president” or use empty words to appease Americans while pointing out problems without solutions. We are in trouble.

There is a huge list of axe swipes at the tree of liberty perpetrated by the courts, the White House and the Congress. Domestic issues such as marriage, spying on citizens, harassing citizens, border security, unemployment, deficit spending and out right tyranny are in the news almost everyday. International issues such as support of the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, the Taliban, funneling taxpayer dollars to those who kill our soldiers, sending badly needed jobs overseas, allowing nuclear weapons that can destroy our nation to be developed and held by madmen also adorn the news like the earrings worn by the Ishmaelites and the crescents on their camels in the time of Gideon. We are in trouble.

Americans appear like as Jesus said in Matthew 24:38-39, “For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away...” Our people, our nation, our leaders seem so self indulged with life, the games of life, the symptoms rather than the cause, that we are unable to begin to understand what is befalling us. Perhaps we have to suspend our disbelief or step outside the powers of persuasion surrounding us to see the truth that is fallen in the streets. People, we have entered a captivity that seems like freedom, but it is so far from God it cannot be free. We are in trouble.

In the wisdom of Christ in Matthew 15:14, we have leaders as the Pharisees of old who are “blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” Our courts, our congress, our presidency is blind to the principles of God; to the natural consequences of abandoning God’s word; to the flood of judgment that may be gathering like a storm cloud over the nation. We have depended too much on hirelings who do not care about you and me and they are deceiving and being deceived. We are in trouble and it will take the full measure of prayer, repentance, and bold action to lift this nation up from the pit of destruction and set it back on the rock of salvation. 


6.18.14

National security crisis from Texas

The occupant of the Oval Office has refused to enforce border security laws and has created a national security crisis while thousands have poured over the border of states like Texas. The “president” himself creating the problem now claims it is a humanitarian crisis because children are coming across without their parents. This is not even a veiled attempt to force Congress to accept his amnesty proposal to give these illegals citizenship and put them on the public dole, forever indebted to the Democratic Party. Notwithstanding, Texas Republican governor Rick Perry told Fox News that the White House is allowing record numbers of terrorists from the Middle East across the border.

Perry said, “We have record high numbers of other than Mexicans being apprehended at the border. These are people that are coming from states like Syria that have substantial connections back to terrorist regimes and terrorist operations. So we're seeing record, historic high numbers of these individuals being apprehended...We flagged this issue in 2012 and have yet to even have a response as far as I know, not from the president, but not even from his administration.” Perry fired a political shot the “president,”, saying he “is totally and absolutely either inept or making some decisions that are not in the best interest of American citizens, particularly from a public safety standpoint." 

While I appreciate what governor Perry is saying, we have to keep in mind that he is seriously considering running for president in 2016. It is highly understandable that Perry would like to make some political hay while the sun is shining. But for some resident’s of Texas who normally are stalwart supporters of Perry, his grandstanding is having the opposite impact. One such person asked: “Why aren’t our Governors in border states addressing the problem with our state constitutional rights?! Especially Perry who is considering another run for President! If he cannot address and enforce it on a state level, would he do any better on a national level?”

The point is that we do have a Constitution that enumerates state’s rights. And if the law-breaking president refuses to enforce the law, then the governor should protect the rights and security of those who elected him. Perry needs to stop pointing fingers at a corrupt criminal president and put his words into actions. The United States is in deep trouble financially, morally, and internationally. We are faced with a character crisis in our leadership. Perry and his colleagues on the border do well to point out the evil befalling their states and the nation. But it gets old when in reality they have the authority to be Romans 12:21 leaders: “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Perry can set the example now of the type of president he would be in the future.

6.17.14

The prophetic situation in Iraq and the antichrist 

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) attack on Iraq has brought into focus some of the most prophetic events in recent history, and according to one prophecy scholar, the events could lead to the rise of the antichrist. The largely Sunni caliphate-building organization backed by al Qaeda is moving to takeover the Shiite dominated government in Baghdad. The United States, whose historic policy has been to not negotiate with terrorist sponsoring states, indicated it will consider working with Iran in a military response to ISIS. Both US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian president Hassan Rouhani have indicated they may work together to bring stability to Iraq.

Kerry told Yahoo News’ Katie Couric, “We’re open to discussions. I think we might be open to any constructive process that could minimize the violence, hold Iraq together, the integrity of the country, and eliminate the presence of outside terrorist forces.” Rouhani said, “Whenever the United States makes a move on the ISIS, then we can think about cooperation with them in Iraq.” Meantime, Turkey’s government held an emergency meeting to discuss ISIS’s mass taking of hostages at the Turkish consulate in Mosul, Iraq. The UK Telegraph reports Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Turkey would “retaliate in the strongest way” if the hostages are harmed. He said, “No one should test Turkey’s resolve. These events could launch an extraordinary and significant prophetic season.

While most prophecy watchers are keying these events from an Ezekiel 38-39 perspective, prophecy scholar and author Joel Richardson points to the book of Daniel. In a WorldNetDaily article, Richardson focuses on the Daniel Chapter 8:3-19 discussion of the “little horn, which waxed exceedingly great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land (v. 9).” It also waxed great “even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them (v.10).” The historical interpretation is that these verses speak of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, fulfilling prophecy in part historically and representing a future event such as the antichrist/beast of Revelation. 

Richardson says, however, that Antiochus did not cause any heavenly events and that the angel Gabriel tells Daniel that the vision was for “at the time of the end.” He writes: “When we actually read the explanation of Gabriel, the truth is that he does not make any such break in the vision, placing some of it in history and some of it the future. He simply says that the vision pertains to the time of the end.” Richardson writes that there could be two regional wars--the first, Iran “butting” to the west, the north and south--Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, possibly as far as Israel--the second, a counter offensive by Turkey. Richardson writes: “...it appears as though out of the ashes of these wars, in the region stretching from Nineveh (Mosul) to Turkey, we should expect to see the Antichrist arise.” While not definite, it is certainly, something to consider. 

6.16.14

Prophecy Clock Ticks Ahead in Iraq

The White House is beefing up security and evacuating staff from the US embassy in Baghdad as the caliphate-forming Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) advances through Northeastern Syria and Northwestern Iraq. The leader of al Qaeda’s ISIS, Abu Duaa, was released by the occupant of the Oval Office in 2009 when he shut down the Bucca prison camp. Since then, Duaa has organized a 7,000-man caliphate army that is sweeping through the area where end time prophecy comes to life in the prophet Ezekiel’s 38th and 39th chapters. Whether a type and shadow of the real thing, or the beginnings of the actual end time caliphate used by the anti-Christ or Beast in Revelation remains to be seen.

Iran is more involved, eyeing the expansion of its territory. The Daily Jot reported in January that key elements of a new nuclear agreement with Iran contains a secret 30-page side agreement that gave Iran the “right” to continue nuclear research and development. In other words, the US was to pay Iran billions of dollars (in reduced sanctions) to continue its nuclear quest. The US president continued to prepare the way for the emergence of the antichrist by supporting the advance of Islam. Today, we have the convergence of an empowered Iranian state and an al Qaeda-backed Islamic Caliphate--both supplied with Russian arms--coming together in an area that has prophetic end time significance. 

And it is the current US president whose policies may have accelerated a possible prophetic revival of an end time Caliphate--Islamic states that come against Israel--Ezekiel 38:2-13: Meshech (Turkey); Tubal (Turkey); Persia (Iran); Ethiopia (Sudan); Libya (Libya), Gomer (Turkey), Togarmah (Turkey); Sheba (Saudi Arabia); Dedan (Saudi Arabia): “To take a spoil, and to take a prey.” Speaking of Gog, the antichrist, verse 17 says, “Thus says the Lord God; 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 thee against them?” And as with the prophecy of Ishmael in Genesis 16:12, Ezekiel 38:21 says, “And I will call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains, says the Lord God: every man’s sword shall be against his brother.”

It is disappointing that the US president has been involved in accelerating these events as there are also prophecies of destruction for those nations who come against Jerusalem. Prophecy watchers should keep an eye on Turkey and how it handles this situation. The “antichrist” 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. It is quite possible that the antichrist/the Assyrian will arise from what is now Turkey. Jesus Christ identifies modern Turkey as the seat of Satan. In Revelation 2:12-13, Jesus says to the church in Pergamos: “I know thy works, and where you dwell, even where Satan’s seat is...” The events in Iraq may be a foreshadow of things to come.

6.13.14

ISIS: The occupant’s Iraq

So this is for which our boys and girls in the armed forces gave their lives: The occupant of the Oval Office’s Iraq? The president’s party’s pre-election cry was that there were no al Qaeda in Iraq. Today, we see the full blown evidence of how the president’s heart toward al Qaeda and all things Muslim has turned into a more dangerous world, and unstable world, brought about by a resurgence of terrorist growth as supported by his foreign policy partner the Muslim Brotherhood in every country where he touted democracy across the Middle East. On the outside, it appears to be an abject failure in foreign policy. To an insider, it may appear a well orchestrated strategy. Certainly, the public evidence supports that theory.

The driving force behind the president’s Iraq is Abu Duaa, the fiery leader of al Qaeda’s Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Abu Duaa was released in 2009 when the president shut down the Bucca prison camp in Iraq. He has transformed al Qaeda in Iraq and has swept across the country like a 7th Century Mohammad. He sees both Syria and Iraq as an Islamic state, the beginning of a single al Qaeda caliphate, having recruited over 7,000 fighters and controlling large swaths of territory in Northeastern Syria and Northwestern Iraq. Like those terrorist who the president traded for a US deserter, Abu Duaa vowed to fight again, and he has.

In his wake is a form of medieval Sharia Law to govern the conquered areas. It is punctuated, as reported by the UK Daily Mail, by burned out vehicles, decapitated heads placed in rows down streets and abandoned Iraqi soldier and police uniforms shed as they ran from the terror rather than face the carnage. The Daily Mail reported: “Despite vastly outnumbering the jihadists, government troops have melted away in the face of the insurgents, allowing them to capture two helicopters, 15 tanks, weapons and several armored cars that used belonging to the American military....According to bitter Iraqi footsoldiers, their commanders slipped away in the night rather than mount a defense of the city.”

Vice President Joe Biden told Larry King on CNN in 2010, "I am very optimistic about -- about Iraq. I mean, this could be one of the great achievements of this administration. You're going to see 90,000 American troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You're going to see a stable government in Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government." Here again, this administration is telling its lapdog media one thing, while a completely opposite strategy is in the works. Now the “president” says he is considering assisting Iraq. Doe’s this mean more American troops being killed and maimed by the very people the “president” supports by his actions throughout the Middle East?

A Gallup poll conducted June 5-8 indicated that 51% of Americans responding said the phrase “is honest and trustworthy” does not apply to the “president.” Measuring actions over words, American’s can begin to piece together a puzzle that reveals this White House is a threat to the national security of America. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.” Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” What appears to be is not, and what appears could not be, is. From refusal to enforce border security and calling it a humanitarian crisis to supporting terror groups such as the Taliban and al Qaeda by releasing their leaders and giving them arms and assistance throughout the Middle East, this “president” is showing his heart by his deeds. 

6.12.14

Judgment begins in the house of the GOP

The holy scriptures say in Psalm 103:8: “The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in mercy.” 1 Peter 4:17 says, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begins with us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” It would seem that the American people, especially Christian Americans, are also slow to anger, especially in the case of tolerating Godless, lawless leadership. And while the GOP is far from being the house of the Lord, for conservatives judgment starts in the house of those most dear. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is a good man, a fellow conservative, and now will be replaced after getting on the wrong side of the issues.

Reports say the establishment Republicans are in chaos after Cantor was defeated in a classic landslide of 56-44% where he outspent his opponent 10 to 1. The new Republican nominee, Dave Brat, said, “Dollars do not vote--you do.” Analysts say that Cantor refused political help from the GOP because he didn’t believe he needed it. They also say that the voters booted Cantor because voters saw that he said one thing on illegal immigration in Washington, and another in his district. People are fed up with the idea of giving a free pass to those who broke the law in their first act of coming to America, and as one analyst said, “His confidence, his arrogance, his smugness cost him his seat.”

During my years as a political consultant, I saw many such elected representatives. They are good people. They say the right things, but after they are in Washington, DC awhile, they become reasonable to issues and to compromise. The success of the Reagan Revolution was based on grass roots support of common sense Americans who loved their country and were tired of the idiocy of liberal policies and their horrible consequences. It started in the Republican Party where the establishment had to be purged. It is time for another Reagan Revolution. It may be starting. Except there is no Reagan. Even leaders like Rand Paul are giving in to the “amnesty” debate. The establishment GOP must go or wake up.

The Lord is the law giver. He is the inspiration for the American system of Constitutional law. He is wise beyond human understanding. If He said there should be one law for both the natural born and the sojourner--which he did several times in scripture--there must be a reason for it. If you make exceptions to the law, you allow those who broke the law to have no respect for the law. They will always seek special exceptions for themselves. Our nation of self-governance by the rule of law will be lost. If our leaders don’t get it before the people do, they will be voted out of office. Eric Cantor can testify to that. Those who went to sleep at sunset and were slow to anger are waking up with a dawn of judgement.

6.11.14

The testimonies of Christian Hispanic Americans

Daily Jot readers have been commenting on the White House’s deliberate non-enforcement of border security laws leading to thousands of illegal minors pouring into the United States. The issue has sparked debate on a Christian’s response to illegal immigration and has resulted in some testimonies that are worth studying. There is no doubt that the occupant of the Oval Office has created this humanitarian crisis to advance his amnesty agenda. He has broken the law.  Children should not be used as political pawns--not in families, not in school districts, not by the government. But here are some testimonies of folks who are Christian Hispanic Americans.

AR writes: “For the record and perhaps your encouragement in knowing there are those whose responses differ from the reader you mentioned, you may consider me "another Hispanic Jot reader."  I lived the first 6 years of my life in Colombia before moving to Ohio in 1989, at which point I began to learn English.  My father is Colombian-American (now naturalized US citizen) and my mother was born and raised in rural Ohio; I have been a US Citizen from birth.  I was mired and blinded in the same sort of Latin American deception and bitterness as the reader you mentioned until about 5 years ago when the Lord opened my eyes so that I could repent and begin to see and desire His Kingdom (and its coming on earth as it is in heaven) above all else.”

BC writes: “I too am Hispanic, (a jot reader) but first and foremost I am an American, an assimilated American. My father used to say that to the country you went do what you see. (It sounds a lot better in Spanish) he meant adapt to where you are at! I didn't come to this country to reap its benefits while continuing  to live the life style of our country, with its customs, music, food, celebration. America is 4th of July not cinco de Mayo...You crossed the border, how? By plane, walking, vehicle, boat? Your entrance was any other way than the legal way? Then you are ILLEGAL. And if you have the blessing/privilege of being in this country, then learn the language, learn the customs, celebrate what we celebrate and don't expect me to celebrate in America what your culture celebrates. I am an American.”

RM wrote: “As a Hispanic myself (3rd Generation Mexican-American) I'm ashamed of any other Hispanic reader's doubt on your stance, faith and works in Christianity.  I send this message to you to lift you up and thank you for all you do.” The Lord said in Numbers 15:15, “One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourns with you, an ordinance forever in your generations: as you are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD.” Irrespective of where we come from, we are still the same before the Lord. America derived her laws from God’s laws. Since Christ died on the cross, these laws should also be written on our hearts. We have immigration laws because not all want to assimilate according to God’s laws, but rather pillage according to the fallen world.  


6.10.14

The occupant’s invasion is a threat to you

The preamble to the US Constitution states: “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.” Governments are formed to protect the people--for security purposes. In forming government, people give up a small amount of rights for the protection that government provides. The occupant of the Oval Office’s willful allowing of the invasion of the United States by illegal aliens is unlawful and unconstitutional. He is in direct violation of the Constitution.

Each day the news is full of stories where thousands of illegals are crossing our borders. The government is knowingly and purposely refusing to enforce border security. The president, whose policies encouraged this invasion, now calls it a humanitarian crisis. Attorney General Eric Holder is moving to have tax-funded attorneys represent the some 230,000 minors expected to have crossed illegally into the US by next year. The lawyers, according to Holder, would assist these children in filing claims for legal status. He said, “We’re taking a historic step to strengthen our justice system and protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society.” This is amnesty without consent of the citizenry. 

A pointed exchange with a Hispanic Jot reader revealed at least one attitude of the invaders. He said, “Law is law? What a poor perception!!!!...Think about who are creating the law. They are the illegals, plus, if you were born in one of the eight states that the US stealed from Mexico, then you are illegal too.” He went on to question my Christianity saying that because of “fake believers” like me, “this country is going from bad to worse.” In a way, he has a point, but not one which he intended to make. Because of the inaction and confusion among Christians, this country is going from bad to worse. Now we are being invaded at the encouraging of a “president” and lawlessness prevails.

Congress has remedy. First, We the People must demand that Congress act--not by passing amnesty as the “president” hopes his self created invasion prompts, but by taking historic action to declare the “president’s” administration unfit and a threat to national security. The Bible states in at least five places the same as Leviticus 24:22, “You shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God.” There is a legal way to become a citizen of the US. It is not by invasion and insurrection. That holds true for those who are crossing into the US illegally and the for the “president.” 


6.9.14 

The prophetic locusts of America

The occupant of the Oval Office, the Democratic Party and some in the Republican Party want to “reform” immigration laws to make citizens those who are here illegally. There has been enough resistance on Capital Hill to prevent any legislation. The president knows this all too well and he has made true on his remarks of January 14, “We’re not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of help they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone.” The context of his remarks was about jobs and education--but part of his jobs program is to allow illegals to do the jobs he and others claim “Americans won’t do.” Now thousands are crossing the border illegally each day.

His strategy has been to forbid the enforcement of immigration laws, specifically border security. The result, according to a government interagency memo obtained by the New York Times, is that at least 90,000 illegal minors will have crossed the border without parents and illegally by the end of September. That’s up from 13,625 in 2013. Remember these are just minors, adults add to these numbers. Now the “president” says this has reached crisis proportion, calling it a “humanitarian crisis.” Indeed, authorities have had to collect and fly illegals to military bases and other gathering points just to ensure they have food and shelter. It is a humanitarian crisis created by the president’s intentional actions.

Politically, if he creates a crisis by not enforcing border security, Congress will have to act. Of course, it would mean that this president cares little about the nation and more about growing and harvesting future votes--votes coming from uninformed, non-assimilated people who have just come to America to exploit its benefits. This would likely ensure that liberals who support illegals becoming citizens would be in power for generations to come. The president, his party, and useful pawns of the Republican Party, are destroying the American Republic with the intent to make it a socialist democracy. They are doing it on purpose and with full knowledge of the consequences.

Exodus 12:49 says, “One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the foreigner who sojourns among you.” There is a path to citizenship as dictated by law. Those who are here illegally have already broken the law. But the president and his disciples have encouraged them to break the law so that he can make a new law that benefits his socialist worldview. Jeremiah 51:14 prophesies over Babylon--which looks much like modern America--”Surely I will fill you with men, as with locusts; and they shall lift up a shout against you.” These locusts are coming. They are the consequences of evil leadership and turning away from God. America is being remade, and it is not in the image of God or of Godly things. 

6.6.14

White House put a target on your back

Time magazine, which is now online, interestingly has a lot of contacts inside the terrorist Taliban leadership. In a lengthy story chronicling the five-terrorist swap for deserter Bowe Bergdahl, Time asked a Taliban commander involved with the negotiations whether the Taliban “would be inspired by the exchange to kidnap others.” The answer was that he laughed and said, “Definitely. It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people. It has encouraged our people. Now everybody will work hard to capture such an important bird.” Bergdahl was given a ceremonial tunic and turban reserved for friends prior to his release and he was referred to as a guest. 

Many may ask how could the president of the United States be so ignorant to think he could negotiate a swap of five highly regarded Islamic terrorist commanders for one lowly private? Answer is: the occupant of the Oval Office knew exactly what he was doing. He did not seek approval from Congress because he knew there would be none forthcoming. It is better to ask forgiveness than permission. Several congressional leaders already have stated that the Administration is calling them to apologize. When there are many other Americans being held captive around the world, one must consider why this particular swap. Simple answer: It emboldens a people with whom the president is sympathetic.

From my perspective in trying to minister in areas where there are aggressive Muslims, it presents a challenge. Until you have been preaching the word of God in a small church in the African bush and Muslims are buzzing you on their motorcycles, you have no idea of what I’m talking about. While our missionaries and myself were once people to be harassed, we are now people who can be kidnapped and held for ransom for however long it takes. Can anyone think about the Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped in April by the Muslim terrorist group Boko Haram? Boko Haram is the political system subscribed to by the Fulani in Ghana. They use the same tactics. 

No doubt the president has put a target on the back of American missionaries all around the world. Such a deliberate action. We have to come to grips with reality. This Islamic- and communist-raised president hates what Christianity and America stands for.  His actions against Christians and Americans are far too many and far too deliberate to think that they are the accidents of a bumbling fool. They are deliberate and purposeful. Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” This is the sum of the whole when you examine the current president. He has killed. He has stolen. He is destroying all that is good about our country. And Americans are allowing him to do it. Can we hope for change? I pray fervently so.

6.5.14

Justice stands afar off and truth is fallen

This president is notorious for breaking the law. He released 36,007 criminal aliens convicted of murder, rape, kidnapping and assault, sold guns to Mexican drug dealers, refused to enforce marriage laws, allowed thugs to prevent white people from voting in Philadelphia, negotiates with terrorists, and funds the enemies of America and puts the weight of the White House behind overthrowing governments on behalf of the Muslim Brotherhood. Is there no end to impeachable offenses and high crimes and misdemeanors perpetrated by this man? Yet the best the opposition party can muster is found in South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham’s remarks: if he does it again, we’ll call for impeachment.

Graham was talking about releasing terrorist combatants from Guantanamo Bay without congressional approval. The Hill reports Graham as saying, “It’s going to be impossible for them to flow prisoners out of Gitmo now without a huge backlash. There will be people on our side calling for his impeachment if he did that.” In typical communist propaganda rhetoric, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee Carl Levin said, “The White House did not comply with the requirement of the 30-day provision. However, the White House said it had power under Article II of the Constitution to do what it did.” He said congress was notified that the president was not going to follow the law.

Not all congressmen are as a wimpy or ridiculous in their statements. Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger, ranking minority member of the House Intelligence Committee, told the Baltimore Sun, “Since World War Two we have not negotiated with terrorists or other groups. What concerns me is the future. This puts all Americans at risk throughout the world, including our men and women on the front line…for kidnapping.” Finally, someone tells the truth about the consequences of the president’s reckless action against the American people, but still no one is stepping forward with measures to bring this rogue marxist Islamist to justice on behalf of the American people. 

I am told by private sources that there are two reasons politicians of both parties will allow this president to remain in office: 1) they are afraid of impeaching the first president of color, and 2) Republicans do not have control of the Senate to make impeachment stick. Right is right and wrong is wrong, no matter what race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or nationality the perpetrator is. Isn’t that what our nondiscrimination laws say?  Have we become an Isaiah 59:14 people: “And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter”? If so, these leaders are a reflection of who we are. We need to get serious about the Great Commission.


6.4.14

The prophetic consequences of an Islamic president

Since his first major foreign policy address June 4, 2009 in Cairo, Egypt, the occupant of the Oval Office has promoted Islam from the bully pulpit of the presidency. Americans have watched aghast at his applying US tax dollars to support the Caliphate-building, terrorist sponsoring Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign policy partner. This military, political and financial support has trickled down to Taliban, al Qaeda, Hamas, and a myriad of other radical terrorists who have moved from front to front in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Syria fomenting death and revolution in the name of allah. The latest “prisoner swap” seems more a way to mainstream terrorists than to return an American soldier. There are consequences.

At the same time the president has been waging his personal promotion of Islam worldwide, he appointed to high level administration positions Muslims who were associated with radical offshoots of the Muslim Brotherhood. Moreover, The Investigative Project on Terrorism  conducted a year-long investigation of the White House visitors logs, finding “scores of known radical Islamists made hundreds of visits to the [sic] White House, meeting with top administration officials.Court documents and other records have identified many of these visitors as belonging to groups serving as fronts for the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas and other Islamic militant organizations.” 

Domestically, statistics from the Bureau of Labor, Commerce Department, and Health and Human Services reveals big trouble. Over 92.5 million have given up on having a job. Some 9.8 million of the 154 million participating in the workforce are unemployed. Total unemployment, therefore, is 41.5% or approximately 102.3 million people, roughly a third of the US population. As of January 1, over 65 million were receiving Welfare, Food Stamps or Unemployment. So we have 144 million people (the employed labor force) supporting over 65 million plus another 37 million teetering on the edge of government assistance. Couple that with record national debt and there are big problems on the horizon.

The Daily Jot has over 400 files on how this president has supported Islam, the impact of Islamic influence in America, and its treatment of Israel. This latest ruse to mainstream deadly terrorists and brag about it from the White House is just one of them. Since June 2009, this nation has taken a terrible turn toward openly supporting the Muslim Brotherhood who seeks to unite the former Ottoman Empire--the Islamic Caliphate which was the last empire to rule over the Middle East for 623 years. These are the nations that unite to attack Israel in the Day of the Lord. The Lord God says in Zechariah 12:9, “And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” We are currently experiencing the prophetic consequences of a bad leader. If we do not demand change, we will experience the requisite judgment.

6.3.14

Of outrage and treason

The occupant of the Oval Office Saturday announced the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five of the most dangerous terrorists in custody. The elated father of Sgt. Bergdahl, Bob, took the podium at the White House and said, “I’d like to say to Bowe right now, who is having trouble speaking English,  “bism allah alrahman alraheem. I am your father, Bowe." The president smiled his approval. No mainstream media, nor did the White House, translate the phrase. They all just put in parenthesis “(speaks in Pashto).” Father Bob, sporting a traditional Islamic beard, said from the White House: “In the name of allah, the most gracious, and most merciful.” It is the phrase that opens every chapter of the Koran.

The details that have emerged since then are alarming. They appear to be pieces of a puzzle that implicate Bergdahl as a deserter and the president as a lawbreaker who may have committed treason. The Administration rolled out their faithful liar for the talk shows--National Security Advisor, the infamous Susan Rice of the Benghazi catastrophe, said, “Sergeant Bergdahl wasn’t simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield.” Rice, who had said the attack in Benghazi was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Mohammad video, was on point spinning another yarn for it seems that Bergdahl actually deserted and converted to Islam. His father would seem to have confirmed such.

The UK Daily Mail reports that Afghan intelligence officials say Bergdahl converted to Islam and was training his “captors” in US ambush tactics. The NY Times reports “Sometime after midnight on June 30, 2009, Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl left behind a note in his tent saying he had become disillusioned with the Army, did not support the American mission in Afghanistan and was leaving to start a new life.” There are reports that two soldiers were killed in an ambush while searching for Bergdahl. But there is a deeper issue than Bergdahl. The president, according to lawmakers and prosecutors, violated the laws which require him to notify Congress 30 days before any transfer of terrorists from Guantanamo Bay. 

Rice’s admission that Bergdahl was a prisoner of war also means that the president not only violated the law, but may have committed a treasonous act. He traded affirmed enemies of the state for a deserter who aided and abetted the enemy, notwithstanding his alleged conversion to Islam. The president appears to have committed a high crime and misdemeanor--an impeachable offense--and aiding and abetting the enemy during wartime, a treasonous offense. He also bragged about it from the White House, lending an approving smile while allah was being praised. 

Is it not obvious what is going on here? Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” 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.” Embracing allah means denying Christ. No two ways about it. Our nation has suffered a coup. Suspend your disbelief.


6.2.14

I probably shouldn’t say this

At the risk of putting yet another target on my back, I want to let you in on a little family business. While I don’t travel as much as I used to, I have been in some tenuous situations, especially in Africa. My wife and I have a longstanding agreement between us--that if I ever were taken hostage or in a situation where the American government had to choose whether to use deadly force, negotiate a bad deal for my release or be held hostage because of me, by all means use deadly force and I will fend for myself. I never wanted the United States to compromise its principles because of me. No negotiations with terrorists or kidnappers. It’s this or that. I have held this view since the Iran hostage situation.

Having said that, I am extremely happy for the parents of Bowe Bergdahl. Their son, irrespective of what state of emotion and physicality he’s in, is home. For a parent, nothing can replace the relief and love that this young man will experience from his family as he returns and is mainstreamed back into society. They are fellow home schoolers and Christians. We should rejoice with them and praise the Lord for his return. May the Lord restore his health and heal him and his family of their wounds. It has been a long ordeal during which Bergdahl’s parents did everything humanly possible to locate and bring their son home. I would have scoured the four corners of the earth to bring my son home.

The occupant of the Oval Office, however, I take issue with. He broke longstanding policy and negotiated with Islamic terrorists. He gave up five of the most dangerous Taliban Commanders in US custody. They were key relationship builders between the Taliban, al Qaeda, and Iran. He likely broke the law. He sends a signal that the US will give in to terrorists who kidnap soldiers and citizens. It makes me wonder, and it should beg the question: Was there an alternative motive? This president is sympathetic to Islamic causes and has been cozy with the Muslim Brotherhood and its allies since his first foreign policy speech. A small price to pay to aid and comfort the enemy. 

The spin doctors are doing their jobs now. All sorts of bad things are being reported about Bergdahl. That is immaterial. This president made a deal with terrorists. It is really nothing new. He made a deal with terrorists in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and even Syria. He works against freedom and what is right. Psalm 37:12 says, “The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes upon him with his teeth.” National Security Advisor, the infamous Susan Rice of the Benghazi catastrophe, said, “Sergeant Bergdahl wasn’t simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield.” If we are indeed at war with the Taliban and its accomplices, this president should be tried for treason. 

5.30.14

Take government spying seriously

When I drive down a Maryland road where there is construction, I get angry. They have on both sides of the road SUVs bought at taxpayer expense equipped with radar and cameras. If you are going over the speed limit, they take a picture of your license plate and send you a bill in the mail. They have the same things for red lights, school zones (even when there is no school), and general traffic on high traveled roads. The city brags about how much money it has brought in since installing these cameras on public highways. I get angry because I believe it is an invasion of my privacy. Public roads are owned by the public, not the government. But the government has assumed that stewardship is ownership.

Part of where we went wrong in this country is by allowing the government to assume that it owns things. The government in of itself would not be able to have anything if not for the people it taxes. We the people pay taxes to the government and it buys stuff with those taxes, but it is a steward--not an owner--of the public trust. Notwithstanding, the trend in government is that it is the owner, provider, inspector, investigator, and arbitrator of all things. This is very dangerous because the basis of a free society rests on government being subservient to the people it governs, governing by the consent of the people. The more government is allowed to grow, the more power it assumes, the more personal it gets.

The Chicago Tribune reported a woman was cited by the Forest Preserve District for not buying a permit for a dog park because of remarks she made on Facebook. According to the story, “The citation arrived at her Bolingbrook home with a letter explaining the ticket, an application for a dog park permit as well as a copy of her social media post “admitting her guilt.”” The victim of government spying had made a comment on the Whalon Park Dog Park’s group page that she was glad she had not bought a pass and had not taken her dog there because of a kennel cough that had been going around among dogs frequenting that park. Eventually, the citation was withdrawn. But think of the resources spent.

If a government is so large that it is able to employ human and capital resources to the extent of assuming a citizen’s guilt, locating them, and fining them without due process, that government is too big, too intrusive, and overtly tyrannical. There is no probable cause, but rather an assumption of guilt. There is no due process because the citizen is not given the opportunity to face his accuser. There is an invasion of privacy because your personal effects are being violated without warrant. It is good policy to obey the law, and to watch what you post in public forums and social media. But don’t buy the lie that the government owns the public. When you do, you give up your Constitutional rights. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Don’t be deceived into thinking that you are guilty until proven innocent.


5.29.14

President authorizes military force against citizens

The occupant of the Oval Office has authorized military force against American citizens in Department of Defense Directive 3025.18, issued on December 29, 2010. The directive assumes presidential authority for the use of force “to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances” and to give civil authorities “Assistance in responding with assets with potential for lethality. This support includes loans of arms; vessels or aircraft; or ammunition.” Bill Gertz of The Washington Times, whose investigative efforts uncovered the edict, reports that the directive coincides with a buildup of military units within non-security-related federal agencies. A threat to civil liberty? Read on.

The directive states that lethal force may be used against citizens when: “(1) Such activities are necessary to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order; or, (2) When duly constituted Federal, State, or local authorities are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for Federal property or Federal governmental functions. Federal action, including the use of Federal military forces, is authorized when necessary to protect the Federal property or functions.” This begs the question: Is the White House “undermining civil liberties under the guise of counterterrorism and counternarcotics efforts”?

The Daily Jot has been documenting stories of federal agencies, such as the IRS, buying ammunition and weapons. Gertz confirms: “Other agencies with SWAT teams reportedly include the Department of Agriculture, the Railroad Retirement Board, the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Office of Personnel Management, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Education Department. The militarization of federal agencies, under little-known statues that permit deputization of security officials, comes as the White House has launched verbal attacks on private citizens’ ownership of firearms despite the fact that most gun owners are law-abiding citizens.”

The military build up of non-military federal agencies combined with the White House push for disarming and vilifying citizens is too systematic to be coincidence. From 2009 to 2012, the Department of Homeland Security issued three reports, each profiling gun-owning Christian conservatives as possible terrorists and right-wing extremists. Put two and two together and you have a government granting itself authority to use lethal force on civilians “to protect federal property or functions.” The federal government does not own property, the people do. This White House is using your tax dollars to build a tyranny against you. This is criminal and unjust. As Peter and the Apostles said in Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” All law originates from God. An unjust law is no law at all. This directive is not law, and it is unjust.

Read the DOD Directive here: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/302518p.pdf


5.28.14

The Occupant’s rant against freedom

According to the occupant of the Oval Office, the reason his initiatives on amnesty for illegal aliens, taxes for climate change, health care, and school children are failing is the two-party system. The “president” wants hegemony--complete supremacy--over the political process. At a May 22 fundraiser in Chicago, he focused on blaming Republicans for the gridlock and failure for his presidency to get things done, yet the underlying theme of his remarks was more about a one-party political system where his “reasonable” proposals “from the left” can be passed, funded, and implemented without question. His philosophical position on government is no less than anti-American. 

When The Daily Jot covers topics such as rights to privacy, free speech, religious freedom, and government becoming as God, many people just hit the unsubscribe button. They don’t want to hear it; don’t believe it; don’t want to deal with it. Unfortunately, all too often many Christian Americans seem to minimize the impact of government in their lives, saying we are of a heavenly government and we should not be involved in such nationalistic efforts. Citizenship in the kingdom of God and in the United States of America, however, is not mutually exclusive. That is, it is not “either-or.” If citizens of the kingdom of God were demonstrating proper citizenship, the nation would have Godly leaders and good government.

Because the vast majority in this country who claim to be Christian have not exercised good citizenship in the kingdom of God, we have a president elected largely by the ungodly, and he behaves as such. He told the fundraiser in Chicago: “So the problem … is not that the Democrats are overly ideological—because the truth of the matter is, is that the Democrats in Congress have consistently been willing to compromise and reach out to the other side.  There are no radical proposals coming out from the left.” He said, “What's broken right now is a Republican Party that repeatedly says no to proven, time-tested strategies to grow the economy, create more jobs, ensure fairness, open up opportunity to all people." 

This president philosophically subscribes to the Islamic Marxist form of government. It is evident in his rhetoric and his actions. This is not only anti-American, it is anti-God. We as Christian Americans must decide whether it is worth it to us to keep our nation or allow it to fall into darkness. There is this tipping point where it is up to the people to determine how they will live. Self determination is by the hand of God. There are those out there, the president and his disciples, who want to determine your life for you. As Joshua said in Joshua 24:15, “Choose you this day whom ye will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” God is a God of Freedom, but if he wants it for us more than we do, then he will surely honor our choice. Another way to put it: do you choose God or government imitating God?

5.27.14

Freedom in the Lord

You are an heir to freedom if you know the Lord. This is and has been a distinguishing characteristic of being American. From the time of the first settlers in Fort Caroline, Jamestown, and Plymouth, American soil has been home to Christians who sought to practice their religion free from persecution and to evangelize Native Americans. They well knew the cost of being Christian as well as the price for freedom. The ideal of Americanism was found within the hearts and souls of these pioneers with great understanding of natural rights endowed by God that they may live free, have free enterprise, worship freely and speak freely. As Jesus said in John 8:36, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” 

God is the essence of freedom. Jesus explained in John 8:34-35, “...Whosever commits sin is the servant of sin. And the servant abides not in the house for ever: but the Son abideth ever.” In this we see that only through Jesus can we be free from sin. The Apostle Paul further explains in Galatians that we are not of the bondwoman (the line of Ismael), “Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman. So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free (vs 4:30-31). 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.”

Such freedom comes at an earthly cost. Jesus died for it. Paul notes this freedom in Christ in Ephesians 5:8, “Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man does, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.” Paul points out that our real Master is in heaven. He then urges us “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.” In verses 19-20, he says, “And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” 

To exercise our freedom in Christ we must “stand against the wiles of the devil” and “speak boldly” as we ought to speak. Freedom in Christ and speaking the gospel boldly are firmly instructed in the Holy Scriptures, AND also found in our Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee. Our government was built upon the foundation of religious freedom and free speech. This is unique to any other form of government. Socialism, Communism, Statism, Dictatorships, etc., seek to have government replace God as the provider of rights to the governed. This is against God, and those who promote it are sinning against God. Your heritage in Christ is one of freedom from bondage, know it, speak it, and stand for it.

5.23.14

Some thoughts for Memorial Day

“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.” 

 These verses taken from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 define the seasons of life. There is a time for war, and a time for peace. Something that strikes me as we begin to honor our courageous soldiers who have passed on is how they are used by politicians in both times of peace and times of war to endear themselves to voters. As is the case with the current so-called Commander in Chief, America’s servicemen and women are less than a prop used for political purposes. He can say all he wants about not playing politics with the veterans, but the mere reality is that veterans are dying on his watch because of mis-administration of his socialist healthcare plan, and all he says is that he will hold people accountable. 

Former Pentagon spokesman JD Gordon puts the president’s pandering in perspective. In a column for Fox News, Gordon documents that the patient to health care provider ratio for the terrorists at Gitmo is 1.5 to 1 while the ratio for those receiving VA health care is 35 to 1. He said of the Gitmo terrorists: “Doctors and medical personnel are at their beck and call.  Got a cold, a fever, a toothache, a tumor, chest or back pain, mental health issues, PTSD? No problem, come right on in. Military doctors are waiting to see you.” Yet we have veterans who fought FOR the values of this nation and our security dying while waiting for treatment in the worst example of government run health care--the president’s own system.

This weekend is a time we celebrate our veterans with Memorial Day. As we share meals and fellowship with family and friends, 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 are trying 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. We owe our freedom to veterans who sacrificed to protect us. What do we owe politicians who use and treat veterans nefariously?

5.22.14

FBI Director reveals massive spying on you

FBI Director James Comey justified the federal government’s intensive spy program on American citizens by telling the Senate Judiciary Committee May 21, “I believe people should be suspicious of government power. I am. I think this country was founded by people who were worried about government power so they divided it among the three branches.” First, he tells senators that he is concerned about government power--a message he knows will get picked up in the press and sent to the American people. People will read this, senators will hear it, and immediately be put to ease that the FBI spy program is not so bad after all because the director is suspicious of government power. I’m sure we all feel better.

Then, Comey gave senators some insight into just how massive the government’s spy program really is. According to The Hill newspaper, he discussed the PRISM program that requires banks, phone companies, internet service providers and others to hand over details about their customers. Agents can then use this information to look at photos, emails and other documents people upload. Comey gave the senators his word that these programs were run responsibly and added that the operations also helped to track down kidnappers and save children. While this is admirable, it is an admission that the program is not just used to “track foreign terrorists operating in the United States.”

Officials at these unconstitutional, unelected agencies of the government often use the word “metadata” when describing how they spy on Americans. Not to worry, they say, it’s just general data, nothing specific. But it can get specific real fast. That’s how an alleged FBI agent can show up on your doorstep falsely accusing you of taking pictures of an oil refinery in another state AND have your drivers license photo and a host of other personal information collected into a manilla folder. I know. It happened to me. And get this--taking pictures is not an illegal act. So if they have time to spend on such nonsense, think about how deep this spy ring goes. Nothing you do goes unnoticed. Government becoming as God.

The Fourth Amendment reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” The cunning have found ways to undermine privacy and force us to accept oppression as security. Isaiah 30:12-14 says, “Because you despise this (the Lord’s) word, and trust in oppression...iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall...” We must return unto God’s word and rest in his freedom as in verse 15: “In returning and rest shall you be saved.”


5.21.14

Are you a victim of soft tyranny?

The government has set a standard of tyranny against you that those who disagree with you can and will prevent you from having a job. Your free speech is OK so long as you keep it to yourself.  Twin brothers David and Jason Benham know it all too well. Their show on HGTV was cancelled after a militant left wing lobbying group, Right Wing Watch, reported on their comments about homosexuality, abortion and divorce. Sun Trust Bank later dropped the brothers business accounts, then tried to explain it as the fault of a third party vender. Remember Duck Dynasty? Anyone who dares speak out about homosexuality as described in the Bible is subject to such ruin. It’s selective free speech. It’s soft tyranny. 

Alexis de Tocqueville defines soft tyranny in his book Democracy in America, Volume II (1840): “It [the government] covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. 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 it prevents existence: it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd.”

If you are afraid to speak your mind because of the consequences of perhaps losing your job, your livelihood, or that it may invite some government investigation or ruination, you are a victim of soft tyranny.  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.” A free people can only exist by adhering to the precepts of God. Bondage is bondage, whether it is sin or tyranny. We live in a society where a very vocal minority is bullying your Constitutional rights. Moreover, eternally these people face great peril. Isaiah 5:20 says, “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness...” 

We must speak boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel. Even though many respond with hatred and accuse you based on the very intents of their own hearts, they will not know the truth unless someone tells them. We would not know sin had we not known the laws of God. Don’t be a victim of soft tyranny. Right is greater than might. As Ephesians 6:12-13 says, “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.” Soft tyranny is evil. Stand against it.


5.20.14

Socialist healthcare killing US veterans

As a very young boy, I remember going with my dad to visit veterans that he knew. They were the forgotten ones from World War I and II who had suffered mental issues, severed limbs, various health problems. Part of the discussion was that the government run hospitals were death traps and provided substandard care.  I didn’t understand then what it was all about, but I knew my dad’s deep feeling that the government should be treating our veterans better. I just remember that visiting these men was a traumatic event. The place smelled bad, it was dirty, and the men were not well-kept. This is the forerunner to socialized medicine that is being forced upon all Americans today. And nothing much has changed.

As a senator on November 12, 2007, the occupant of the Oval Office said: “After seven years of an Administration that has stretched our military to the breaking point, ignored deplorable conditions at some VA hospitals, and neglected the planning and preparation necessary to care for our returning heroes, America’s veterans deserve a President who will fight for them not just when it’s easy or convenient, but every hour of every day for the next four years.” On July 23, 2012 he said, “For the first time ever, we’ve made military families and veterans a top priority not just at DOD, not just at the VA, but across the government.” Blaming Republicans for VA problems, he said, “Let’s stop playing politics with our military.”

This president has a way of stating facts and then acting as if he has nothing to do with what he is criticizing. Under his watch, however, a scandal of immense proportions has been uncovered. Long wait periods, sub-par treatment,  reports of suicide of patients waiting for treatment and more. The president promised a two week or less waiting time, but it has been revealed that there were two lists--a secret list that held patients indefinately until a spot opened up on the two-week list. This officially and technically met the two-week wait promise, but in reality, patients were waiting long periods of time to receive poor treatment. Meantin, employees were receiving bonuses for saving money on health treatments.

Over 100 veterans have died while on waiting lists. It is deplorable that our veterans are treated this way. Under government mandated healthcare, someone other than you will decide whether you deserve care. This is shameful and inhumane. It is about control of the population and their votes. If you can control the lifeblood of a person through healthcare, you can get just about anything you want. That’s what a socialist democracy aims to do. Our vets are warning America about socialist healthcare by their first-hand experience. It’s killing them. What’s it going to do to you? This should be unsettling in every American’s spirit. As Peter and the Apostles said in Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” An unjust law is no law at all. Socialist healthcare is unjust. Just ask a vet.

5.19.14

Courage

It takes courage to be a Christian in America these days. You need to have courage. Courage is defined as “what makes someone capable of facing extreme danger and difficulty without retreating. It implies not only bravery and a dauntless spirit, but the ability to endure in times of adversity.” Preachers on TV talk a lot about faith. But we don’t hear a lot about courage. To me, courage is often the acting out of faith. Moses’ servant Joshua had faith to enter the promised land. But after Moses’ death, the Lord spoke to Joshua informing his faith and strengthening his courage, saying “I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and of a good courage.” These days, we need the courage of Joshua.

What the Lord told Joshua demonstrates God’s view on faith and courage. The Lord will always be with us, he will not fail us. That is the faith part. We need to know this in every fabric of our being. Then, we must be strong and of a good courage. That’s the acting out of faith. Joshua tells his people in Joshua 23:3, “And you have seen all that the Lord your God has done unto all these nations because of you; for the Lord your God is he that has fought for you.” Verse 10 says, “One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord your God, he it is that fights for you, as he has promised you.” There is a partnership here: God’s promise that he will not forsake you, and him acting through your act of courage.

Throughout the Bible we see tremendous acts of courage--Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, Esther, Daniel, Gideon, Samson, Rahab, Peter, Paul, John, and the list goes on. Hebrews 11:36-40 tells of many of their ends; “They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”

Your life has special meaning to the Lord. He has given you the promise just as he did Joshua. Jesus said in Matthew 28:20, “I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” Hebrews 13:5-6 confirms, “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he has said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” That, my friend, is faith interacting with courage. It’s not about riches, fame, and baubles here on earth. It’s about having faith, knowing the deeper things of God, and courage to, as Paul said in Ephesians 6:20, “speak boldly as I ought to speak.” Take Courage.

5.16.14

Persecution

The Daily Jot receives hundreds of emails each week. Many of them proclaim that Christian persecution has come to America. They cite as evidence the political correctness movement that limits free speech, the government cracking down on home schooling, the news media ridiculing Christians who speak about God in the public square, how the government has taken God out of public schools, how abortion is costing millions of lives each year, and the list goes on and on. These, my brothers and sisters, are legitimate concerns and most likely the signs of what is coming in the future if we do not get united and stand against them. But persecution. No. Not when you see what is going on in other countries. 

Years ago, I watch a cell phone video of a woman in a Muslim village who was tried and convicted of adultery. In reality, she was raped by her husband’s brother. But there were not four male witnesses to collaborate her claim. She was placed in a white bag and dragged out to a hole and buried up to her waste. Then all the men at the trial stoned her to death. They yelled profanity to her as they killed her. This is the type of justice we see in Islamic countries. While it is not Christian persecution, it is what comes with Islam everywhere this evil system is allowed. It has anchored in America. There are places in Minnesota and Michigan where Sharia law is only a City Council or County Commissioner vote away.

Sudan is a bloodthirsty Islamic country. The Muslims there have killed most of the Christians. When they ran out of Christians to kill, the Arab Muslims started killing the African Muslims. Meriam Ibrahim is a 27 year old mother of a 20 month old and is pregnant with her second child. She was raised Christian by her mother as her Muslim father was “absent.” Her husband is also a Christian. Under Sharia Law, she is considered Muslim because her father was Muslim. Therefore, her marriage to a Christian is not only void, but constitutes adultery. A court sentenced her to 100 lashes. Additionally, unless she denounced her Christian faith, she faced death by stoning. 

At the Court’s deadline, she stood and told the court, “I am Christian.” She was sentenced to death by stoning. This is Christian persecution. This is Islam, the religion which the occupant of the Oval Office says its call to prayer “is one of the prettiest sounds on earth.” In his 2010 Ramadan greeting he said the rituals of Ramadan “remind us of the principles that we hold in common and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.” Christians have nothing in common with Islam. As 2 Corinthians 6:14 asks, “what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?” The same holds true for Christians and those politicians who advocate godlessness. They need to be stopped before they bring destruction upon us all.


5.15.14

Boko Haram attacks again, do you care?

The Islamic terrorists Boko Haram, who are holding the world at bay with the kidnapping of over 200 Nigerian school girls, attacked another three villages last week. This time, it didn’t go so well for the al Qaeda linked group. Villagers had formed vigilante groups, counterattacked and killed some 200 terrorists, according to News Africa. This is a pattern that takes place because the government is either too weak or too timid to go after these nomadic Islamists. The same thing happens in Ghana, next door to Nigeria, when the Fulani move against a village. It is what our ministry in Africa is trying to prevent using the sword of the Spirit and the Word of God. The challenge is, Will you even read the rest of this Jot?

Its a difficult fight because they are poor and black, and unless there is an international incident, like the kidnapping of school girls and threatening to sell them into sex slavery, it’s generally a ho-hum moment to the public. Three years ago, I stood in front of a village that had been subdued by the Fulani (nomadic peoples roaming from Nigeria who practice the Boko Haram philosophy of proselytism and jihad). I wanted to do an on-camera report about how the Fulani came into the village, demanded conversion to Islam and submission to the tribe. We were noticed right away. I had no script, so it took several takes, with my ministry partner William nervously holding the camera and encouraging me to hurry up.

A couple of “probers” were sent to see what we were doing and we jumped in the vehicle and sped off. William took my video and sent it to some folks he knew. Not long after, the Ghana military rounded up some of the Fulani and put them in a camp “for their own protection,” meaning the government was actually protecting the surrounding villages. There is no telling how many men, women and children the Boko Haram and Fulani have slashed to death with machetes over the recent years. Two things I can tell you: The Islamic influence in sub-Sahara Africa is growing exponentially and with that, brutality is routine. Also, you look into the eyes of those children affected by the Fulani and you will never say no. 

William texted me yesterday: “What role should the Nigerian government and the international community play in stopping the atrocities of Boko Haram? This question has gone viral. In much the same way, we in Ghana are asking Daily Jot readers: how best can you support us in stopping Boko Haram;s operations from spilling over to Ghana? We need your help financially and otherwise.” Daily Jot readers have been generous in supporting our efforts to place pastors in rural villages and assist them with food, clothing, Bibles, etc. This work is dangerous, and it is never finished. It is very real as lives are on the line each day as we take the “the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God...that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel (Ephesians 6:17-19).”

We appreciate your support and prayers. Please remember us.


5.14.14

Another day, another presidential lie

The occupant of the Oval Office Tuesday addressed law enforcement officials at the White House, saying that amnesty for illegal aliens is “the right thing to do for our safety and security.” As reported by the Weekly Standard, he said, “Our broken immigration system makes it harder for our law enforcement agencies to do their job.” This, against the backdrop of a Monday report issued by the Center for Immigration Studies saying the president’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement released 36,007 criminal aliens last year while they were awaiting deportation hearings. Among them were those convicted of murder, rape, kidnapping and assault. It's the president’s own system that is a threat to safety and security.

CBS News reported that Director of Policy Studies for the Center for Immigration Studies, Jennifer Vaughn, said, that “despite professions of a focus on removal of criminal aliens”, the administration policies “frequently have allowed political considerations to trump public safety factors and, as a result, aliens with serious criminal convictions have been allowed to return to the streets instead of being removed to their home countries.” No joke. The 36,007 individuals represented nearly 88,000 convictions, including: 193 homicides; 226 sexual assaults; 303 kidnappings; 1.075 aggravated assaults; 1,160 stolen vehicles; 9,187 dangerous drugs; 16,070 drunk or drugged driving--these are convictions, not mere charges!

These figures coincide with our government’s historical records. The Washington Post reported in August 2013 that Justice Department statistics indicate the cost of incarceration in the US was $80 billion in 2010. The US population increased by about a third since 1980, but the federal prison population has grown by about 800 percent. Interesting that these statistics track with 2009 criminal illegal aliens in federal prisons increasing 7 percent since 2005 and 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).

Somewhere along the line, we as Christian Americans need to stand up for the truth and call a lie a lie and a liar, a liar. This president is making statements, not only on illegal aliens, but on many subjects, that defy common sense, discernment and even truth. In fact, he often is telling the exact opposite of truth and passing it off as a common known fact. We need to call him and the rest of the politicians of both parties who practice this propaganda what they are: liars. Our leaders live in an Isaiah 59:14 world, where “judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” You know, we have a voice; we have a say. We need to use it.


5.13.14

Voter apathy an opportunity for prophetic power

A recent Gallup poll of registered voters indicates that both Republican and Democrats are less enthusiastic about voting than in previous elections. The poll reveals that 42% of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters say they are more enthusiastic about voting, but 50% are less enthusiastic. Among Democrats only 32% say they are more enthusiastic about voting and 55% are less enthusiastic. Gallup says that typically the party whose supporters have an advantage in enthusiasm does better in midterm elections. Gallup points out that the Republicans have an 8-point deficit in enthusiasm, while Democrats have a 23-point deficit. The problem ahead for America is that these numbers are in a deficit.

Apathy kills representative government. If Americans want more of the unintelligent representation they currently have, not showing up to vote is a real good way to secure it. A free society such as ours depends on active citizenship. How, for example, can the government be of the people, for the people and by the people if the people do not participate? It appears that the ones who have prevailed in elections are those who do not share the ideals of being American. That’s why we have elected officials from both parties who spend more than they take in, covet through taxes the blessings of our hard work, and tend to want everyone on the government dole in order to control their votes.

Christian Americans have an excellent opportunity to begin to reshape this nation with the mid-term elections--If we could agree to oust those who do not follow the precepts of God and vote in those who are more likely to employ Godly precepts. It has to start somewhere. We know that certain candidates exalt abortion, homosexuality, taking God out of the public square, deficit spending, wealth redistribution, limiting free speech to not offending certain protected groups. Let’s vote them out, no matter what party to which they belong. Apathy is an advantage and an opportunity to those who are motivated to act. I have heard a lot of talk that Christians are a prophetic people. 

What would be more prophetic than removing evil from the high places and beginning the task of restoring our nation as one that keeps the commandments of the one true God? The words of the LORD in Hosea 4:6: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Let us become informed. Let us know and and act. As Christians you are as 1 Peter 2:9 declares: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” We have an opportunity to get out of the darkness. As a prophetic people, I pray we do so with authority. 

5.12.14

America still exists, I saw it

This past weekend was graduation day for many colleges and universities across the country. Chris and I traveled to Ashland, Ohio for our son’s graduation from Ashland University--a former Christian college. The festivities for us started late Monday afternoon when we watched our son Christian defend his 80 page thesis about the unique greatness, and republican virtue of George Washington. Aside from attending Ashland on a football scholarship, he was also a four year academic scholar of the prestigious Ashbrook Center, which “seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government.” This experience restored my faith that America still exists. I saw it.

His defense lasted an hour and a half. Professors were extremely engaged. Students in attendance were also engaged, asking tough questions and making significant points about self-government, the role of natural rights given by the Creator, and how Washington uniquely placed the public interest above his self interests to ensure a nation of the people, by the people and for the people. There was deep understanding and enthusiasm for the Founders’ vision of government. These professors and their scholar students knew the America of the Founders, understood the challenges of today’s America, and have good thought and direction on the future.

Friday night, there was a gathering of the Ashbrook scholars. They were introduced one by one, each giving a summary of their thesis, what they were going to do in the future, and we were told something about them. These are some 30 young people that can make a difference for God and Country. Their thesis is the “culmination of their entire undergraduate education and an expression of what they are capable of intellectually.” These young people are intelligent, informed and prepared. The Ashbrook Center annually chooses the recipient of the Charles Parton Award for Outstanding Thesis. This year, the Director and Faculty chose three, my son’s among them. 

The next day was graduation. It began with the choir singing “My soul is anchored in the Lord.” There were prayers, ending “In the name of Jesus, Amen.” The speaker spoke about the challenges of today’s youth, about Christian principles of good government. The two valedictorians were home schooled by Christian families. The President of the University sincerely included Christ in his remarks to the graduates. Scripture was quoted. Blessings were given. It was a slice of America that I had thought was lost, but it is found in this rural agricultural setting in central Ohio. It is a reminder of Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” There is a remnant. It has a heartbeat. Be encouraged. All is not lost.

5.9.14

What can you do about child slavery, murder?

We have watched the headlines about child abduction by the Islamic terrorist organization Boko Haram in Nigeria. A month ago, Boko Haram kidnapped over 200 school girls and is threatening to sell them into slavery. This is the very thing The Daily Jot ministry is trying to prevent with our ministry in Africa. Many readers may not know that while the Jot covers current events from a prophetic Biblical perspective, we also have an outreach in Ghana, West Africa to children and families in Islamic-threatened areas. It is not easy work. It is often dangerous to those who are on the front lines. In Ghana, our ministry is facing a sister organization to the Boko Haram called the Fulani. 

While politicians like to placate Muslims by trying to convince everyone that it is a “peaceful” religion, the stark reality is that Islam is a violent system of organized crime and terrorism. Islam is the largest purveyor of human trafficking of women and children. It also has a large stake in the international drug trade. UN and State Department publications speak to this each year. It is no secret. Many in America try to wrap a law-abiding, welcoming cocoon around individual Muslims they know, the horrors of Islam, however, become quite real if your family is being murdered, raped, robbed and your kids are being kidnapped and sold into slavery--as often happens in West Africa.

The Islamic Fulani herdsmen roam the lands in Ghana with their cattle. They scope out villages by sending their many wives to feign trade. Then they move in with force, giving village elders the opportunity to convert to Islam or face the consequences of rape, murder, slavery and loss of property. Our ministry partner of 23 years in Ghana, William Agbeti, says, “Looking at the broader issues of terrorism, one may define and see the Fulanis as terrorists and foot soldiers for the establishment of the universal Islamic caliphate. The atrocities of the Fulanis in Ghana are recurrent issues happening in several communities throughout Ghana. In my residential area, these Fulanis drive their herds through every day.” 

William continues: “Our ministry in Ghana has been trying to fight off this canker with the establishment of rural churches. In one of the villages where we have a rural church, the Muslims have also come to put up a mosque in the same village. Had it not been for the presence of our church in the village, the Muslims would have run over the village a long time ago. The presence of the church in the village, and the resulting teachings, worship and display of love, has made it quite clear to the villagers the difference between Islam extremism and Christianity.”

You can surmise that our work in Ghana is not without some element of risk and danger. Yet we train up pastors who are willing and send them out to the rural areas where the Fulani operate. We have no paid staff. Despite the dangers and all the other daily challenges, William, his family, and several brave volunteers assist in establishing small churches in the villages as an alternative to Islam. We bring the Word of God, food, clothing, and encouragement. We go to the places that the mega churches refuse to go. We saved three years with the help of Jot contributors to purchase a truck to bring supplies instead of using taxis, motorbikes and bicycles each week on a circuitous route to our pastors in the bush. 

Our work is long-suffering. It is life-changing. It is a way that we can do our part to impact real lives in real situations. As you know, I am faithful everyday to bring you the very best information about important events from a Biblical world view. We are also reaching out to those who no one else seems to care about. Will you consider supporting this ministry with a one-time gift or with reoccurring monthly support? We really are in need. If so, you can send your tax exempt gift (we are a tax exempt church ministry, not a 501C3) by mail to:

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5.8.14

IRS used as strongman for White House foes

The Washington Times reports that an investigation by the House Ways and Means Committee documented that the IRS not only targeted conservative groups, but also some 10 percent of those groups’ donors were audited in the dragnet. This in the wake of official denials by the IRS to Congress that TEA Party groups were being singled out and audited. Congressman Charles Boustany, Jr., (R-La) said, “The committee uncovered new information indicating that after groups provided the information to the IRS, nearly one in 10 donors were subject to audit.” These findings are further proof that the IRS was used by the White House and the Democratic Party apparatus to strong arm political foes.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted April 29 to recommend the full House hold former IRS chief Lois Lerner in contempt of congress for refusing to testify about the IRS targeting. If the entire House holds Lerner in contempt, she could face jail time. Lerner, however, would seem a small sacrificial lamb for an entire Administration and Democratic Party members who used the unconstitutional agency to target those who disagree with their president and/or their incumbent Democratic candidates. A small slap on the wrist for a major breech in public trust and an abuse of power. The IRS is one of few “agencies” where citizens are guilty until they prove their innocence.

Yet at a Hollywood fundraiser Wednesday, the occupant of the Oval Office made a case to supporters that the government needed even more power. He warned a group of 90 leftist stars at the home of Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn against apathy in midterm elections which may prove difficult for Democrats where “people who have the most at stake in a government that works opt out of the system; those who don’t believe government can do anything are empowered; gridlock reigns, and we got this downward spiral of even more cynicism and more dysfunction. And we have to break out of that cycle and that’s what this election all about.” 

In other words, this election is not about cleaning up the corruption of his Administration, but rather giving it more power to do more of what he has done. In a sense, he is right. We do have to break out of the cycle, but it is one of expanded government and tyrannical power. When a free people’s rights are oppressed by the tyranny of their government, and the ones entrusted with protecting those rights are lax in their duty, changes must be made. Exodus 18:21 gives the formula for choosing good leaders: “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them...” This advice has no mention of political parties or tyrannical agencies.

5.7.14

A prophetic shadow for America

WorldNetDaily reports an incident in the San Francisco area where folks came to a school where officials had banned the American flag on the day of the Mexican celebration of Cinco De Mayo “to avoid violence.” The ban was actually upheld by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals four years ago, deciding that First Amendment rights to free speech could be “suspended” to avoid violence. It was the Mexican students who threatened violence because others were wearing T Shirts with American flag themes on Cinco De Mayo. Granted, the 9th Circuit is arguably the most leftist court in the nation, but this incident and the subsequent actions of Hispanic students could be a prophetic shadow for America.

According to WorldNetDaily, a small group of protesters, calling themselves the Gilroy-Morgan Hill Patriots, waved the American flag in front of the school that had banned it. Hispanic students at the school were outraged that these people would wave the American flag on Cinco De Mayo and blasted the social media airwaves with accusations of racism. Many profanity-laced tweets ensued: what was “wrong with these white people holding up American flags in Morgan Hill??? Racist a------s...; F--- your American flag. Racist a------s. I’ll always have pride with my Mexican flag but not the American one.” The school superintendent in Morgan Hill said students wearing US flag clothing “won’t be kicked out.”  Really?

You see where this is headed? At one point in American history, those coming to America loved the American ideal. They kept their individualism and heritage, but submitted it to and assimilated into the American culture. This country was a melting pot that carried the mindset and ideal of being American. I would never venture to say that all Hispanics coming to the United States are represented by these misguided students who are projecting their own racist hearts toward Americans. I will presume, however, that a majority of those who broke the law to get here have a predisposed mindset toward America being a destination to access resources rather than a place of assimilation and embracing. 

Herein lies the problem: At the mere threat of violence, the 9th Circuit Court took away the rights of the law-abiding in deference to the lawless, who as a distinct minority do not accept the culture of their “adopted” country.  When Congress allows amnesty, the American Constitutional Republic is threatened because the lawless will have taken precedent over the lawful. This is unbiblical and will result in drastic consequences. While the Bible says that we should not vex a stranger, it also says in Exodus 12:49, “One law shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourns among you.” Numbers 15:15 adds: “as you are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD.”  The sojourner should abide in our laws, and we are all the same before the Lord. There is no place for racism or lawlessness. Both threaten our nation.

5.6.14

The Emperor’s Conundrum 

The Emperor’s Conundrum as posed by observing the current White House is: “What do the lawless have to do with freedom and the rule of law?” We need to look no further than Secretary of State John Kerry and Attorney General Eric Holder for the answer.  In Kerry’s case, he has made remark after remark about how his world view should be imposed upon others, such as Israel and Africa. In Holder’s world view, only the laws that he believes are just should be enforced--marriage, border security, voting, offshore drilling--all fall by the wayside without the consent of the governed. In the president’s case, he rules over the Conundrum as its Emperor, nurturing and defending its insidious tyranny.

The Weekly Standard reports that Kerry spoke to US Embassy staff in Ethiopia. He told them: “This is a time here in Africa where there are a number of different cross-currents of modernity that are coming together to make things even more challenging. Some people believe that people ought to be able to only do what they say they ought to do, or to believe what they say they ought to believe, or live by their interpretation of something that was written down a thousand plus, two thousand years ago. That’s not the way I think most people want to live.” Here again, Kerry is trying to appear intelligent and esoteric, but small things like words get in the way. 

Kerry appears to be saying that there is a trend in Africa that people believe they should have freedom of speech and the freedom to exercise their religious beliefs, and that is creating challenges. This demonstrates his total lack of understanding and awareness of freedom of speech and of religion. These underpinnings of natural rights are valid only under the law. All law was given by the one true God, YHVH. The moral code of humanity is recorded in the book given by God called the Bible. There are no real cultural challenges when one refers to the Bible in how humans should behave both as individuals and as nations. But both Kerry and Holder miss this point. 

Islam, for example, believes that those who do not accept the Koran and the prophet Mohammad should be committed to slavery or killed. It is throughout the Koran. Islam, to this day, is the largest purveyor of slavery and human trafficking in the world. It is also the source of terrorism around the world. It is against God’s law. Therefore, those who practice the violent beliefs of Islam are against God. Kerry should not be confused on this. But he lacks understanding. Likewise, Holder and the president believe morality is relative as evidenced by their selective enforcement of law. They are attempting to replace God with their own will. When people say “freedom” but act lawlessly, apply Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”


5.5.14

Socialist transition seen in declining US employment

Ever wonder how liars figure and figures lie? Here is just one example--unemployment. As the US is transitioning from the free market to government socialism, the economy has taken a hit. We have seen it in housing, in food prices, in gas prices, but there are few indicators that show just how bad things are (and quite frankly how bad they are going to get) than employment numbers. The government has figured out a way to lie to you about them so that it just doesn’t sound as bad as it is. But if you have a job, be thankful to the Lord because more than 92 million Americans--over a third of the workforce--don’t have jobs and have given up on finding one. That’s why unemployment dropped from 6.7 to 6.3 percent.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not count people who no longer are looking for a job as unemployed. Last month, the number of Americans no longer in the workforce rose to a record 92,594,000. These are folks who couldn’t find a job and gave up looking, or decided to retire. So when you hear those politicians toot their horns on jobs by saying unemployment has dropped during their tenure, don’t stand too close--their noses may grow so fast you may get injured. Unemployment is going down because people are no longer counted in the workforce--not because they got a job. In fact, the federal and state governments employ over 8 million people--5% of the participating workforce. 

Connecting the dots between statistics from the Bureau of Labor, Commerce Department, and Health and Human Services reveals big trouble. The total available labor force is 246.8 million. Only 154 million are participating in the workforce. Over 92.5 million have given up on having a job. Some 9.8 million of the 154 million are unemployed. Total unemployment, therefore, is 41.5% or approximately 102.3 million people, roughly a third of the US population. As of January 1, over 65 million were receiving Welfare, Food Stamps or Unemployment. So we have 144 million people (the employed labor force) supporting over 65 million plus another 37 million teetering on the edge of government assistance. If things don’t change, all of us who work soon will be supporting our own family AND someone else’s who doesn’t work.

In Luke 10:7, Jesus said “the laborer is worthy of his wages.” 2 Thessalonians 3:10 says, “...if any would not work, neither should he eat.” 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.” Socialism is against God’s plan for your life. Don’t be deceived by liars figuring.


5.2.14

Of Benghazi and Dobson

No one I know would link Focus on the Family founder Dr. James Dobson with the Administration’s cover up over four Americans dying in a terrorist attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya September 11, 2012. Dobson’s is an example for all Americans that should be exercised at every opportunity. The first Thursday of May Christians gather from across the country to pray for our nation. It’s called The National Day of Prayer. While the National Day of Prayer was taking place, the media, members of Congress and henchmen of the occupant of the Oval Office were embroiled in a war of words over the Administration’s lies and coverup of what happened in Benghazi. But what does Dr. Dobson have to do with it?

The news media and Congressmen were catching members of the Administration in lie after lie, especially with the condemning testimony of military personnel confirming that they knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack at the earliest possible stages, 3:00 am during the attack. Yet the Administration, including the president himself, continued to lie to the world that the attacks were the result of a spontaneous demonstration over an offensive video for well into two weeks afterwards. Retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell told the House Oversight Committee, “This was no demonstration gone terrible awry.” The Administration’s lies are not in dispute. What is in dispute is why they lied.

Across the way, another gathering was taking place on Capital Hill--the National Day of Prayer. A Founder of the event, Dr. Dobson spoke of how this current president is the “abortion president.” And how he was trying to force Dobson’s Family Talk ministry into paying for abortion through socialist healthcare. Dobson took the Administration to court and won. WND reported that Dobson recalled his thinking: “I believe in the rule of law, and it has been my practice since I was in college to respect and honor those in authority over us. It is my desire to do so now. However, this assault on the sanctity of human life takes me where I cannot go.” 

He continued: “I WILL NOT pay the surcharge for abortion services. The amount of the surcharge is irrelevant. To pay one cent for the killing of babies is egregious to me, and I will do all I can to correct a government that lies to me about its intentions and then tries to coerce my acquiescence with extortion. It would be a violation of my most deeply held convictions to disobey what I consider to be the principles in Scripture. The Creator will not hold us guiltless if we turn a deaf ear to the cries of His innocent babies. So come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation.” The link between Dobson and Benghazi is the Administration, which lies to cover the deaths of many.

The president lied about the Affordable Care Act to cover up his plan to redistribute wealth, and promote abortion and homosexuality at taxpayer expense. The Administration is lying about Benghazi to cover up something else. Dobson has called the president out on his lying tongue. He did so straightforwardly and powerfully, saying “It would be a violation of my most deeply held convictions to disobey what I consider to be the principles in Scripture.” You see, all law comes from God. Because God is just, an unjust law is no law. And as Peter said in Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” We need to follow Dobson’s lead in standing up to this evil regime for righteousness sake. Speak boldly and often.

5.1.14

Why Kerry must be removed

On April 22, 1971, John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about an investigation of “over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.” He said, “They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs...” He went on to say, “There is no threat. The Communists are not about to take over our McDonald hamburger stands.” Turns out, Kerry was manipulated by anti-American radicals.

In July 2008, Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts spoke on the House floor revealing that Kerry’s testimony relied on a report prepared by people who were not former soldiers. He said, “They were frauds. They were out only to discredit the military and our country. But John Kerry never repudiated or apologized for his statements.” In fact, in an April 23, 2004 interview with CNN, Kerry claimed his comments were “mostly the voice of a young, angry person who wanted to end the war...But they were the words that came out of my gut at the time based on the anger and frustration that I felt back when it was happening...I’m not going to back down one inch on what I’ve fought for and what I’ve stood for all of these years.”

Can Americans assume it was the same gut feeling and anger that prompted him to put the words Israel and apartheid together in describing what Israel will become if it doesn’t follow his ideas for peace? Is this the same misinformed, manipulated attitude he held 43 years ago about his own country--for which he is still unapologetic? Is it the height of arrogance or the belief that he was right in referring to Israel as a possible apartheid state when he refused to apologize and instead issued the statement: “I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone, particularly for partisan, political purposes, so I want to be crystal clear about what I believe and what I don’t believe.”

Using reckless and anti-American language is a habit for Kerry. It is not becoming of a Secretary of State. Apartheid is defined as “a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on grounds of race.” If any people on earth experienced apartheid, it is the Jews. For Kerry to make such a remark is insensitive, ignorant and disrespectful in the least. But if Kerry is defiant as his statements about what he believes and that no one should question his commitment, and at the same time, unapologetic, one has to at least take him for his word. This is why he must be removed. He has no credibility for as Jesus said in Matthew 12:34, “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Americans should demand his ouster.

4.30.14

Questioning Kerry’s commitment to Israel

In a rare display of public anger, Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement defending and explaining his remarks that Israel could become an “apartheid” state if it didn’t accept Palestinian statehood. He said, “First, Israel is a vibrant democracy and I do not believe, nor have I ever stated, publicly or privately, that Israel is an apartheid state or that it intends to become one.” But Secretary Kerry, isn’t that what you told the secret and conspiratorial Trilateralist Commission? The Daily Beast confirmed Kerry as saying that if there is no two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict soon, Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state.” Kerry denied he said what he said, but that’s not the least of it.

Kerry also said, “I will not allow my commitment to Israel to be questioned by anyone, particularly for partisan, political purposes, so I want to be crystal clear about what I believe and what I don’t believe.” Well, Mr. Kerry, please afford me the opportunity to go on record as questioning your commitment to Israel. You said in the same statement: “I want to see a two state solution that results in a secure Jewish state and a prosperous Palestinian state, and I’ve actually worked for it.” You admit then that your actions have spoken as loud as your words. Establishing a terrorist state on traditional Jewish lands that refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist is not in Israel’s best interest. Yet that is what you are working for.

Yes, Mr. Kerry, I question your commitment to Israel. You work for a pro-Islamic Administration that has perpetrated revolution and instability throughout the Middle East. Your State Department is complicit in throwing Egypt into a Muslim Brotherhood-supported chaos and has done so using American tax funds and working with terrorists. Your support for al Qaeda-backed “rebels” in Syria is widely documented. You openly dialogue with Iranian madmen who have stated that their main objective is to “wipe Israel from the face of the earth.” At every juncture you have blamed Israel for failing to reach peace while often giving the “Palestinians” a pass. And you have the nerve to lecture about commitment to Israel?

How dare you. Your commitment to Israel is in question by your own words and actions. Joel 3:2 says, “I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and divided my land.” You and your fellow politicians attempts to divide the land of Israel have lasting and destructive prophetic consequences for this nation. A veteran ambassador with a commitment to Israel would never use “apartheid” and “Israel” in the same context. From the abundance of your heart, your mouth speaks. You should show some self respect and resign.


4.29.14

Forget the blood moons, we’ve got Kerry

A book by John Hagge touted the possibility of prophetic things happening this year on Passover because of the tetra blood moons, as he called them. Well, nothing of note really happened. I would think that, while very interesting reading, when the sixth seal is broken and “the moon became as blood,” humans will all know that it was quite supernatural and it was the Lord’s doing. But I digress. We don’t need blood moons to tell us that prophecy is advancing. We have John Kerry. On the heels of his “Poof” moment with Israel, he is now warning that Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state” if it doesn’t allow the Palestinian terrorists to establish a nation on Israeli land. 

When it comes to Israel and the Palestinian terrorists, John Kerry is believed to have a “Messiah Complex.” In September 2013 Israel’s Defense Minister said that Kerry operates “upon an unfathomable obsession and a messianic feeling” and “The only thing that can ‘save’ us is that John Kerry will get a Nobel Peace Prize and leave us alone.” It was just two weeks ago that Kerry blamed Israel for undermining the so-called “peace process” with the Palestinian Authority. This caused a diplomatic firestorm with the Israeli Prime Minister’s office having to set Kerry straight on the facts. Meantime, the Palestinians cooked a deal with fellow terrorists Hamas and have refused to recognize Israel’s right to exist. 

But if Israel doesn’t give up its traditional lands in Samaria and Judea (West Bank) and a ribbon of land that cuts Israel in half reaching from the West Bank to Gaza (the Hamas terrorist experiment that went bad under George W Bush), Israel will become an apartheid state, according to America’s wise and all knowing Secretary of State. “Kerry the messianic” might ought to read up on God’s foreign policy in Genesis and Zechariah. In Genesis 12:3, the Lord says of Israel, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee.” In Zechariah 12:9, the Lord says, “And it shall come to pass in that day that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.” But Kerry persists.

The Daily Beast reports that Kerry, in a closed door “Trilateral Commission” meeting of world leaders, said that Israel risked becoming an apartheid state and that at some point he “might unveil his own peace deal and tell both sides to take it or leave it.” The Daily Beast points out that this terminology is rarely used in diplomatic circles and that experts on apartheid have argued “that the comparisons between the Israeli treatment of the Palestinians and “apartheid” are offensive and wrong.” Not only that, Kerry is offensive and wrong. Americans should demand his resignation. In fact, with such a case of foot in mouth disease, he should be permanently quarantined...just saying.

4.28.14

Bipartisan Immigration Plan--creating a house divided

Roll Call reports that a bipartisan overhaul of immigration is closer than ever. The Capital Hill insider paper says that Florida Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart believes there will be a bill that balances border security with legal status for “the undocumented.” He said, “I think we have figured out a way to secure, to have border and interior security, holding the administration accountable for the enforcement … forcing the administration to enforce the law whether they want to or not. And I think we figured out a way to deal with the folks that are here in a way that is fair… who are doing everything legally.” Congressman, they are not doing everything legally if they are here illegally. But there is more.

The Republicans who support making illegal aliens citizens are overlooking the bait and switch. The occupant of the Oval Office and his Attorney General have refused to enforce border security and immigration laws. These laws are already on the books. They refuse to enforce them. Adding more laws on the books and requiring a lawless Administration to “enforce” them is doing the same thing over again expecting different results. Meantime, the communists and anarchists get what they want--people who are here illegally, already breaking the law, who have no intent of assimilating in this country as “Americans,” becoming voting citizens. It is anarchy at its best. 

What we have here is a bunch of elected officials who think they are smart focused on trying to get communists to enforce the law. These communists, including Attorney General Eric Holder, the president, and the Democratic leadership in both houses of Congress, only enforce the laws that they want enforced. They are laughing all the way to the negotiating table. They are about to negotiate a deal with the socialist Republican leadership that will essentially do away with the two-party system and forever make the United States a socialist democracy.  There will be socialist Republicans and Democrats, and communist Democrats because those will be the only ones elected by the illegal anarchists allowed citizenship and border security will still not be enforced. 

These people are so wrapped around playing the game of politics that they cannot see the destruction they are about to cause. Part of what made America great was that immigrants from around the world came here legally, proud to be “American” and assimilated into the culture. Today, they come here illegally, expect to have all the benefits of citizenship, keep their own culture, and benefit from the wealth of others through social services. This creates many divisions within a nation--and opportunity to pit people groups against one another as we have seen this Administration do so adeptly. Jesus said in Mark 3:25, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” 

4.25.14

Illegals becoming citizens; vexing a stranger

There appears to be a parallel track of morality among Christians when it comes to illegal immigration. On one hand there are those who believe that these people have come to America for a better way of life and that they should be welcome. They often cite Exodus 22:21, “Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him.” Others will welcome the immigrant if he comes legally, citing Numbers 9:14, “You shall have one ordinance (statute), both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.” While we seek to treat others as we would like to be treated, there is this matter of the law. If someone enters this country illegally, they are breaking the law. Their first act here is as a criminal, but it doesn’t stop there.

The Washington Post reported in August 2013 that Justice Department statistics indicate the cost of incarceration in the US was $80 billion in 2010. The US population increased by about a third since 1980, but the federal prison population has grown by about 800 percent. Interesting that these statistics track with 2009 criminal illegal aliens in federal prisons increasing 7 percent since 2005 and 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). 

Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, mocked his fellow Republicans for not wanting to take up illegal immigration. In a speech before the Middletown Rotary Club in his district, he said, "I've had every brick and bat and arrow shot at me over this issue just because I wanted to deal with it. I didn't say it was going to be easy." It’s not easy, Mr Boehner because you are going to side with the socialists to allow people to become citizens whose first act in coming to this country was to break the law. And the statistics are overwhelming that this people group continues to break the law with not only petty crimes, but with major crimes such as robbery, drug dealing and murder. 

The question is why allow this? The politicians say American business needs the labor force. The total available labor force is 246.8 million. Only 155 million are participating. Over 91.8 million have given up on having a job. Some 10.2 million of the 155 million are unemployed. Total unemployment, therefore, is 43.7% or approximately 108 million people, roughly a third of the US population. We don’t need more workers. We need jobs for the ones we have. The reason for not enforcing immigration laws and wanting to allow citizenship for illegal aliens is votes. Politicians like Boehner (closet socialist) and Harry Reid (communist) and the occupant of the Oval Office (Islamic Marxist) want to control you. The way they do that is by staying in office. By making law abiding citizens a minority, it’s easier to do that. Forget vexing a stranger, they vex us.


4.24.14

Prophetic times, prophetic people

Headline caught your attention, right? I have noticed that about 30% more people read The Daily Jot when it mentions something about prophecy in the headline. People are concerned about prophecy. They are concerned about events that may relate to prophecy. I get that. When I first started writing this column over 12 years ago, a prophetic event popped up here or there. Then it went to maybe once a week. Then several times a week. Now, there are usually many to pick from each day--events that may be related to prophecy. The prophetic times have accelerated. And while most churches don’t teach a lot about prophecy, there is great interest in the times in which we live and how they relate to the Bible.

Trouble is, with the greater interest in prophecy and how the times are influenced by it, a lot of false prophets have risen out of the world, claiming Christ, yet rewriting or reusing the scriptures to fit their own interpretations. There are so many who take verses out of context and quote them to fit their own interpretation or theology. This occurs so often that many people do not even know what the truth is because there are so many opinions taught as fact, and they are not in alignment with scripture. When that happens, the trumpeters of these “revelations” always blame it on the Holy Spirit. I have heard more than one say, “I know the Bible says this, but the Holy Spirit is telling me this.” And the two don’t match.

Jesus warned in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” He talks a lot about false prophets and false teachers, deceiving even the elect if possible. He says they will “deceive many,” “shall show great signs and wonders,” and are “ravening wolves.” Peter warned of false prophets in 2 Peter 1:21-2:1, “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. But there were false prophets also among the people, even denying the Lord that brought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.” He goes on to say that many will follow them. I believe we live in prophetic times and we are in need of discernment on these “prophets.”

What happens is that people get wrapped around the axle of the extra-biblical, emotional, and self-indulgent. 2 Timothy 4:3-4 says, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” Fact is, if you want to be a prophetic people, don’t look for things that tickle the ears. Look for ways that you can make a difference in this dark and dying world. Stick with the Holy Scriptures because the Holy Spirit will not guide you apart from the Word of God. Strange fire burns. The light of Christ endures forever.

4.23.14

IRS blocks free speech in Virginia

The IRS just picked a fight with one of the biggest supporters of free speech and the Constitution--The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Freedom. The unconstitutional and unelected IRS has revoked the tax-exempt status of the organization for “repeated statements supporting or opposing various candidates by opinion of the respective candidate’s character and qualifications.” Translated, the IRS thought police cracked down on The Patrick Henry Center for criticizing Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. The Washington Times reports that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said that the IRS is likely to rewrite guidelines to better define “candidate-related political activities.” Guidelines vs First Amendment...really?

The IRS struck at the heart of conservatism in America. The Patrick Henry Center Board of Directors and Advisory Board reads like a “Who’s Who” of conservative thought. Former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese, Gary Aldrich, Mark Levin, Lt Col Robert “Buzz” Patterson, Alan Sears, Oliver North, Beverly LaHaye, Howard Phillips, and Bob Barr--just to name a few. The Patrick Henry Center’s mission statement reads: “Patrick Henry once noted that, "When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different: Liberty, sir, was the primary object."  The Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty is committed to fostering, promoting, and advocating the restoration of Liberty as the primary object of American society.”

The Center often promotes the restoration of Liberty by calling out the enemies of Liberty. How else could it truly operate? Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and the host of other leading socialists are devoted to undermining Liberty as the primary object of American society. The actions they take and the issues they support are representative of the sin nature of man. The Apostle Paul wrote in Galatians 5:1,”Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Whether an organization is religious in nature or is just exposing those who articulate an anti-God philosophy, it is attempting to stand fast in true liberty. They are not enemies to the state. 

In reality, the IRS charter--whatever that is--should be revoked. It has assumed the role as the keeper of the key to free speech for those who believe speech should be free for some and not for others. The mere suggestion by the IRS Commissioner that the IRS intends to rewrite guidelines to better define free speech is evidence that this extra-Constitutional agency should be disbanded. Free speech is a right guaranteed by the Constitution’s First Amendment. It is essential to Christian evangelism and making disciples. Let us encourage all those, including the Patrick Henry Center, to speak boldly as they ought to speak. This is not about taxes, it is about free speech. The IRS should be the one limited, not free speech.


4.22.14

Reclaiming freedom from tyranny

There is a wind of liberty blowing across the plains of America. It has begun as a soft wind, barely noticeable in the bitter cold of soft tyranny, and it is gaining strength with each passing day. Americans are finally able to articulate the spying, the  targeting, the bullying, the taxing, the lawlessness. That Rasmussen poll of April 15 is a milestone. Only 16% percent of likely voters believe the federal government has the consent of the governed, while 54% consider the federal government a threat to liberty rather than a protector of it. Majorities across Republican, Democrat and unaffiliated voters now believe that government “has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests.” 

By the hundreds of Executive Orders taking away Constitutionally guaranteed freedoms, the militarization of nearly every non-elected, Constitutionally questionable government agency from the IRS to BLM to even the Postal Service, the spying on American citizens, the establishment of a police state, the refusal to enforce immigration, marriage, offshore drilling, and voter rights laws, to record deficit spending to materially supporting terrorists, this government, this occupant of the Oval Office has been dropping drops of tyranny into the crucible of freedom. The question is, when will Americans say no more? When will Christians realize their beliefs and freedom to exercise those beliefs are threatened with each drop?

The time is coming, if it is not here already, when the government has pushed the citizenry too far. First, is the recognition of the problem. People of all political persuasions are doing that--government has become its own special interest representing its own interest. Then is the action to correct it. Putting the rights of a desert tortoise over those of a US citizen and being willing to enforce it with extreme military might reveals the heart of tyranny. Hats off to Cliven Bundy for standing. His position and the subsequent support of militia groups and the American people may well be the turning point of Americans finally waking up to see that tyranny is at their doorsteps. If it is on Bundy’s doorstep, it’s on yours.

Militia are now speaking up. They are willing to take on the government with arms, if necessary. This has ruffled the feathers of Senators and Congressmen. Oklahoma Republican Senator Jim Inhofe is such an example saying, “you’ve got a bunch of people there trying to take the law into their own hands and they shouldn’t be doing that.” Well, Mr. Inhofe, if you and your colleagues were doing your jobs, Americans wouldn’t be rising up. Wake up Senator. The wind of liberty is blowing. An unjust law is no law at all. Since law originates from God, law must be just or it is not law.  It gets down to Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” Winds of liberty in obedience to God will break the chains of tyranny.

4.21.14

America’s place in prophecy

I truly believe that while we cannot stop the march of prophecy, we can determine our place in it. Americans do not have to go the way of the world, however, it seems that we are destining ourselves to do so. To me, verses like Romans 12:21, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good” and the parable told by Jesus in Luke 19:13 where the nobleman told his servants to “Occupy till I come” are excellent instruction. Even Peter and the apostles in Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men” and Jesus in Matthew 29:19-20, “Go ye therefore and teach all the nations...to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you...” should erase apathy in the hearts of disciples of Christ.

Our forefathers settled the United States seeking freedom of religion in the name of Christ Jesus. We are blessed today with freedom of speech and of religion and a representative form of government based on laws derived from God’s laws because of prayers, work, blood and toil of those who came before us. Very few seem to care. Self interest, instead of motivating good government, has reversed citizenship responsibilities of self government. We have allowed hirelings to sooth our souls with vain and deceptive words resulting in the very tyranny that our forefathers fought so hard against. A rebellion was sparked over a two-cent tax on tea, but today we accept government taking 40% of our labors in taxes.

A Rasmussen survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted on April 15-16 revealed that only 16% of voters believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed. Some 54% consider the federal government a threat to individual liberty rather than a protector. As recent as December 2012, 46% described the federal government a threat to liberty, meaning that people are increasingly seeing that government does not serve the interests of the people. This, according to Rasmussen, is consistent across majorities of Democrats, Republicans and unaffiliated voters--that the government itself “has become a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests.”

Americans are experiencing government tyranny as not since British rule. As a nation, we always have been that refuge for God’s people--both Jew and Gentile. We always have been the nation that reaches out to other nations with the message of Christ. Today, we have attracted the satanic and instead of rebuking it, those who are our leaders embrace it. Some say America is the Great Mystery Babylon, others say America is the safe haven. There is no mention of America in the Bible--as far as location, the Bible is a Middle Eastern, Jerusalem-centric document. As citizens, we have the power and authority to replace evil with good. Our place in prophecy awaits. Our choice collectively teeters between who we were and who we are. 


4.18.14

The revived threat of communism to the US

In the 1950s and ‘60s Americans understood the threat of communism. The mere association with it was considered treasonous. But the news media and Hollywood rewrote the narritive on communism --that it wasn’t dangerous, that people who thought it was were right wing radicals, paranoid, essentially pay no attention to the man behind the (iron) curtain. But communism in the 20th Century was responsible for over 100  million deaths. Recent events are revealing and demonstrating that many of those who are in charge of the US government are communistic in their viewpoints and in their administration of the government. Communism is a serious threat to America.

Long before his first election, the occupant of the Oval Office’s association with known communists was questioned--from the mysterious Frank Marshall Davis of his childhood to Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers to the community organization strategies of  Saul Alinsky to the concept of rebuilding America, the “president’s” leanings were communistic. Moreover, since taking office, his executive actions, policies and messaging have also reflected a strong communistic leaning. Even his press secretary enshrines communist propaganda as artwork in his home. Americans need to understand that we have in the highest level of government something foreign to and the antithesis of everything that once was “American.”

Not supporting traditional marriage, supporting abortion, supporting homosexuality, opening the borders, the welfare state, property confiscation, militarization of agencies, spying on citizens, demonizing opposing political viewpoints, nationalized health care, the war on Christianity--are all extremely public evidences of the communist influence over America’s leadership. The Communist Manifesto calls for the abolishing of morals, religion, property ownership to be replaced with statism--a political system in which the government has centralized control over social and economic affairs. How long, for example, can 86 million workers sustain 148 million who don’t work? This is how communism controls the masses.

In 1963 Florida Congressman Albert Herlong, Jr., entered into the Congressional Record an excerpt from “The Naked Communist” summarizing 45 goals of the communists for America. Among them were; Gain control of the press; gain control of the schools; gain control of entertainment; transfer powers of arrest from police to social agencies; total disarmament as a moral strength; eliminate obscenity laws; promote promiscuity and homosexuality as normal; replace “revealed” religion with “social” religion; enforce separation of church and state; discredit the American Constitution; discredit the Founding Fathers. As you can see, the current leadership has embraced this. Communism is an imminent threat to America. The antidote: Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.”


4.17.14

Bear on the prowl and the clipped eagle

There is a bear coming out of hibernation this spring and it is prowling Eastern Europe because of an eagle whose wings are clipped. The world is watching what could turn into WWIII with Russian president Vladimir Putin using American weakness to re-form the former Soviet Union one small nation at a time. The occupant of the Oval Office reportedly has refused so far to share intel with NATO ally Ukraine as Putin tightens the military and political noose around the former Soviet satellite. But it may have been the US president’s ongoing policy of supporting revolution over election that has created the circumstances behind the Ukraine situation. Question is: Was it on purpose?

Fred Weir, who has covered Russia from Moscow since 1998 for the Christian Science Monitor, says US support for the unelected Maidan Alliance’s February revolution in Ukraine has backfired, giving Putin an opportunity to reestablish control of the country. Weir writes: “...the West underestimated the depth of alienation in the East once Ukraine's unelected government started making controversial decisions...Moscow also says that the US in particular erred by giving its backing to Kiev's efforts to subdue resistance in eastern Ukraine with military force – even though Western leaders had strongly warned [the former] regime not to use police force against the Maidan protesters earlier in the crisis.”