​White House deceiving Americans about IS

Not a day goes by that beheadings, burning people alive, mass killings, destruction of Biblical landmarks are reported of the horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State. It was in March 2011 when the “president” took to national TV to make his case for aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda in attacking Libya during the US supported “Arab Spring” revolts. He said of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, “He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world.” Thus, the “president” aided the overthrow of Libya by the same terrorists we were fighting in Iraq. When it comes to IS, however, it’s a different story.

The IS is committing even more atrocities than Qaddafi. Yet the “president” is far less fiery regarding this Islamic group. In a speech at the Pentagon on July 6, he said, “Our comprehensive strategy against ISIL is harnessing all elements of American power, across our government -- military, intelligence, diplomatic, economic, development and perhaps most importantly, the power of our values.” Yet he admitted there were setbacks, most notably: “We see a growing ISIL presence in Libya and attempts to establish footholds across North Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Southeast Asia. We’ve seen attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, France and Copenhagen.” 

The Daily Beast reports that the “president” and his political appointees are watering down intelligence assessments about the Islamic State to give the appearance that the US is accomplishing more than it is. The Daily Beast reports: “More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the US military's Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials.” The “president’s” appointees were described as “Stalinist” in censoring the intelligence reports to paint a rosier picture to the public about efforts against IS, despite the terrorist group’s undeniable progress against anemic resistance by the US. 

Sometimes one has to suspend your disbelief to see through the reality. There is a common denominator in who this “president” supports. In Libya, it was the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda. In Syria, it is al Nursa, which pledged loyalty to the IS. Turkey, another of the “president’s” allies is supporting the IS. Iran, which the “president” is supporting, has said it will not cooperate with the US against the IS. This “president” seems to be promoting a theme of “all Islam, all the time.” His support of Arab spring destabilized the Middle East and spawned the IS. Now his efforts to defeat the IS are half-hearted at best, but he wants Americans to think we are winning. Deception is in the air. Jesus told us in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” He also said we will know them not by their words, but by their deeds. Take heed.​9.10.15

​White House deceiving Americans about IS

Not a day goes by that beheadings, burning people alive, mass killings, destruction of Biblical landmarks are reported of the horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State. It was in March 2011 when the “president” took to national TV to make his case for aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda in attacking Libya during the US supported “Arab Spring” revolts. He said of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, “He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world.” Thus, the “president” aided the overthrow of Libya by the same terrorists we were fighting in Iraq. When it comes to IS, however, it’s a different story.

The IS is committing even more atrocities than Qaddafi. Yet the “president” is far less fiery regarding this Islamic group. In a speech at the Pentagon on July 6, he said, “Our comprehensive strategy against ISIL is harnessing all elements of American power, across our government -- military, intelligence, diplomatic, economic, development and perhaps most importantly, the power of our values.” Yet he admitted there were setbacks, most notably: “We see a growing ISIL presence in Libya and attempts to establish footholds across North Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Southeast Asia. We’ve seen attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, France and Copenhagen.” 

The Daily Beast reports that the “president” and his political appointees are watering down intelligence assessments about the Islamic State to give the appearance that the US is accomplishing more than it is. The Daily Beast reports: “More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the US military's Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials.” The “president’s” appointees were described as “Stalinist” in censoring the intelligence reports to paint a rosier picture to the public about efforts against IS, despite the terrorist group’s undeniable progress against anemic resistance by the US. 

Sometimes one has to suspend your disbelief to see through the reality. There is a common denominator in who this “president” supports. In Libya, it was the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda. In Syria, it is al Nursa, which pledged loyalty to the IS. Turkey, another of the “president’s” allies is supporting the IS. Iran, which the “president” is supporting, has said it will not cooperate with the US against the IS. This “president” seems to be promoting a theme of “all Islam, all the time.” His support of Arab spring destabilized the Middle East and spawned the IS. Now his efforts to defeat the IS are half-hearted at best, but he wants Americans to think we are winning. Deception is in the air. Jesus told us in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” He also said we will know them not by their words, but by their deeds. Take heed.​ 


Iran’s Khamenei vows Israel’s demise

There should be no doubt that the United States is making the wrong move, and a possibly destructive one, by agreeing with Iran on a nuclear deal, and paying the terrorist-sponsoring state hundreds of billions of dollars. All the signs are there--in the past decade, Iran has developed its nuclear program by agreeing to inspections and then refusing them; agreeing to limitations, then violating them, finally resulting in sanctions. But there is no cat and mouse on this day when the US Congress is discussing whether to allow the “president” to go forward with his deal that will assuredly allow Iran a nuclear weapon and pay them with US tax dollars to put the finishing touches on it. Iran’s leadership is clear on this.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to the social media airwaves Wednesday to clearly and definitively spell out his intentions with the nuclear agreement. The Times of Israel reports that Khamenei posted on Twitter, “After negotiations, in Zionist regime they said they had no more concern about Iran for next 25 years; I’d say: Firstly, you will not see next 25 years; God willing, there will be nothing as Zionist regime by next 25 years. Secondly, until then, struggling, heroic and jihadi morale will leave no moment of serenity for Zionists.” According to the Times, the quote was taken from a speech given earlier in the day. It was accompanied by a picture of Khamenei walking on the flag of Israel.

Khamenei also had some things to say about the United States--“@IRKhomeini stated “US is the Great Satan,” some insist on depicting this Great Satan as an angel.” Khamenei stated on his website, “We approved talks with the United States about [the] nuclear issue specifically. We have not allowed talks with the US in other fields and we [do] not negotiate with them.” He said that any additional talks would be “a tool for penetration and imposing their demands.” These inflammatory remarks are consistent with what has been published in Iran’s official media since the very beginning of the talks with Secretary of State John Kerry. Iran has been up front and aggressively telegraphing its intentions.

The “president” has reportedly secured enough Democratic votes to filibuster a recorded vote in the Senate on the agreement. They want a voice vote so Americans, who overwhelmingly oppose this deal, will not know who voted for it. The prophetic implications for the US are severe as in Genesis 12:3 God says of Israel, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee.” In Zechariah 12:3 God says, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone...all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces...” God is consistent with the beginning and end regarding Israel. Congressional Democrats are being implicit in supporting evil and know they are doing it because they seek to block a recorded vote. Cowards hiding behind procedures. But the Lord knows their hearts.​

Not hard to see how antichrist can come to power

When I was a child, one of the first books of the Bible I read was Revelation. I always had a curiosity about Revelation, what it meant and how it would play out. I kept thinking that it would be nearly impossible for an antichrist to come to power because people would know what to look for, know what to expect if they read Revelation. I know now as an adult that the prophets of the Old Testament along with Revelation and other books of the Bible also speak clearly about the beast, or what has become known as the antichrist. There is clear warning. But when we look at today’s events and how things are coming together, I am beginning to see how the beast can rise to power by looking at America’s example.

The election of a “president” without proof of being a natural born citizen; the subsequent change in direction toward the enemies of God becoming the allies of America; the opening of our borders to anyone and and any persuasion resulting in domestic crime, domestic terrorism and a re-colonization of our country; the move to redefine marriage; the selective enforcement of law; the demonization of moral and righteous people--all things known widely before his reelection. This person rises from obscurity to becoming the most important man in the world in such a short period of time, and his actions are accepted as if they were normal. There is no better example than the current Iranian nuclear deal.

The “president” has pushed this nuclear deal with Iran hard. He has gotten members of his party, some of them Jewish, to agree with him. It is reported from sources close to the deal, that America may be required to defend Iran in the event that Israel attacks it. It is a given that Iran can deploy a nuclear bomb after the agreement expires in ten years. These facts should be enough to turn every American, every Jew, every Israeli, every peace-loving citizen of the world to the streets demanding a “no deal.” Yet, apart from some opposition, the world seems mesmerized to support it. Americans should have more sense--every day there are legitimate, confirmed reports that Iran is vowing to destroy the US and Israel.

The Free Beacon reports that US naval forces are routinely approached by Iranian warships and aircraft in the Strait of Hormuz. Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo observes: “These encounters are underscored by violent and threatening rhetoric from senior Iranian officials, who have maintained in recent weeks that despite the recently signed nuclear accord, Iran will not end its support for terrorist proxy groups.” Yet the American Congress and “president” persist in pursuing the Iranian agreement. This is a type and shadow of how people can be deceived, which is the first warning of Christ to his disciples regarding the end times in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”

US Culture War--jailed for religious beliefs 

The clash between the First Amendment and judicial activism has come to a boil as Morehead, Kentucky, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has been sent to jail for not issuing same sex marriage licenses. The judge says she is breaking the law in defying his court order to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. He has ordered her incarcerated until she changes her mind. Davis, an elected official, is required to discharge her duties as an officer of the state. She is experiencing the power of government in this situation because it is the law of the land that same sex couples can marry. But it is not the law of the land, far from it. And in this, is where Davis may have a chance to get out of jail.

Laws in the United States follow a process. Many states outlawed same sex marriage through the legal or referendum process. The Supreme Court stretched and twisted the Constitution to create a law from the bench to require all states to marry same sex couples. It is no different than the way abortion was legalized. No law was voted on by elected representatives of the people. The Constitution also says that if an item is not enumerated in the Constitution it is reserved for the individual states or for the people to decide. The Constitution’s remedy for no law is to kick the question back to the states or the people--not to allow the Supreme Court to make law where there is no law. 

Same sex marriage is not in the Constitution. It should be a state issue or a people issue. The Supreme Court, some of which are homosexual or homosexual activists (two I know of performed same sex civil unions or marriages before the vote), overstepped its bounds by making law. This created two problems in the very least--redefining marriage and undermining the First Amendment guarantees of religious freedom and free speech. The case in Rowan County underscores this. Because of personal religious beliefs, Kim Davis is sitting in jail. OR because Kim Davis refuses to execute her job as a government representative according to the law of the land, she is sitting in jail. 

The way these lawyers and government activists will get past the First Amendment is by saying your religious beliefs cannot compel you to break the law. You can’t say (at least currently), for example, I am allowed to murder someone because of my religious beliefs (does Islam come to mind?). You have to abide by the law. This is how the First Amendment will be undermined by the homosexual agenda. You have the right to worship how you want or say what you want so long as it isn’t standing against homosexual marriage because it is now the law of the land. It wasn’t law, it was judicial activism. But it is perceived as law. This is the real war. Your rights as a Christian are at stake. Put on the full armor of God that as Ephesians 6:11 says, “you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”​

Advancing the prophecy clock--the US-Iran deal 

Not since President Jimmy Carter sanctioned the deposing of the Shah of Iran, which resulted in the establishment of the “democratic” Ayatollah Sharia dictatorship and the birth of a modern terrorist state, has an event had such powerful prophetic implications. The securing of the 34th Democratic vote in the US Senate by the current “president” will empower him to complete a deal with Iran that will allow the terrorist state to build a nuclear bomb over the next ten years and pay them over $300 billion to do it. Americans, in having leadership who would do such an evil act, are crossing over into that dark area of coming against Israel by bolstering an enemy with deadly power. There will be prophetic consequences.

The Jerusalem Post revealed Wednesday an Iran Fars News Agency release where Revolutionary Guards Tehran commander Brigadier General Mohsen Kazzemeini said, “They (the US and the Zionists) should know that the Islamic Revolution will continue enhancing its preparedness until it overthrows Israel and liberates Palestine. And we will continue defending not just our own country, but also all the oppressed people of the world, especially those countries that are standing on the forefront of confrontation with the Zionists.” Thanks to Senate Democrats and the “president,” America will be part and parcel to funding and empowering this end time player.

As fellow watchman and White House Correspondent Bill Koenig has documented in his book “Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel,” whenever the US has taken action against Israel there have been political, financial or natural disasters within a 48-72 hour period. The “president” secured the last vote needed to allow his Iran deal with Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski committing to support Iran over Israel. Iran, modern day Persia, is specifically mentioned in the Ezekiel 38 prophecy of nations joining with the beast coalition and coming against Israel “in that day,” referring to the Day of the Lord. Iran having a nuclear weapon today, tomorrow, or a decade from now, advances the prophecy clock.

The end time prophecies will be fulfilled, no question. But the nations that participate in coming against Israel will suffer. At this moment, America is among them. Watch and pray between now and mid-month when the Iran deal is voted on by Congress. These are perilous times. In the beginning of the Abrahamic Covenant where God establishes Israel through the line of Abraham, the Lord says in Genesis 12:3, “I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee.” When the Lord redeems Israel and judges the earth upon His return, He says in Zechariah 12:3, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces...” We may be in for a rough ride unless our leadership changes. Our future is held in the balance of the next 14 days.

Supreme clash of religious rights

The Supreme Court decision that redefined traditional marriage has caused a clash between a new, unmentioned constitutional right created by an activist court and the traditional First Amendment right to free speech and religious expression. The Supreme Court issued its edict, throwing the nation into a conflict with its most valued right: “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.” Now citizens are about to go to jail for their religious beliefs.

In Morehead, Kentucky, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, a Democrat, is defying a federal judge’s order to issue same sex marriage licenses due to her religious convictions as a Christian. According to the Kentucky Herald-Leader, she was asked by protesters, “Under whose authority are you not issuing marriage licenses?” She responded, “Under God’s authority.” She said, “I never imagined a day like this would come, where I would be asked to violate a central teaching of Scripture and of Jesus himself regarding marriage. I was elected by the people to serve as the county clerk. I intend to continue to serve the people of Rowan County, but I cannot violate my conscience." She faces contempt fines. 

Similar is the plight of Irion County, Texas, County Clerk Molly Criner. She wrote a declaration of “Obedience to Law and Defense of Natural Marriage” for County Clerks to sign. In her accompanying letter to Clerks, she wrote: “Not a few of you have, happily or unhappily, come to the conclusion that to keep your oath, you must uphold the Supreme Court ruling. I have come to the opposite conclusion: to keep my oath to uphold the Constitution, I must reject this ruling that I believe is lawless.” According to a source with intimate knowledge of the case, Criner is being supported by her commissioners, but the Attorney General refused to write an opinion on her action. State representatives are considering legislative remedies.

The Supreme Court set up a battle that will be waged across the United States that tests the foundation stone of freedom in this country--the First Amendment. How a private sexual practice could even be considered to trump religious freedom and freedom of speech is unimaginable. Kim Davis and Molly Criner are putting their lives on the line. The question is: Will America stand by and watch, or will it support these righteous elected officials? Will we go quietly into the night, or do what the Apostle Paul prays for in Ephesians 6:20, “that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak”? The Supreme Court ruling was not only unconstitutional, it challenges the basis of your freedom. Stand in prayer and action!​

Is America facing prophetic consequences in September?

There are many people who agreed with a certain author’s statement that the 2015 Shemitah, "ordained, spelled out, and determined the collapse of the American and global economy...even the exact timing down to the exact day." While the exact day is not mentioned, it surely was implied in writings and interviews, bringing the start of September into the focus of an American collapse in the next 14 days. There is documentation that there were major stock downturns during every Shemitah since 1973. There is also documentation that the current market decline is the worst since 2010 and 1998, depending on the data used--neither of those are Shemitah years. So what is right? There is one thing that is very true.

White House correspondent and fellow watchman Bill Koenig says there has been a major stock market decline in every Shemitah since 1973 coinciding with US pressure on Israel to divide its land. Koenig’s calculations have been extensively documented. In his book, “Eye to Eye: Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel,” he has chronicled, for example, how within 48 hours of a president pressuring Israel to divide its land there have been political, financial or natural disasters. In August of 2005 when president George W. Bush pressured then Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon to remove some 8,500 Israeli Jews from Gaza, Katrina hit the US coast. Inside of six months, Sharon suffered a stroke. 

There is at least one event that will occur in September that has significant prophetic bearing--Congress deciding on whether to accept the “president’s” deal that will surely result in Iran having a nuclear weapon, and will reward them with billions of dollars in the process. Congress has until September 17 (four days after Shemitah) to overturn the deal, and must do so with a veto-proof margin. This egregious act is related to an implied threat made by the “president’s” chief of staff to Jewish leaders in April 2009 that if Israel did not give up its land to “Palestinians”, the White House would not prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon. Israel didn’t give up the land and the White House is giving Iran a pass on nuclear weapons.

We have to be careful to not twist or cherry pick scriptures and tie man’s opinions to world events to create prophecies. And it is not wise to hope judgment upon America. Judgment comes in the Day of the Lord, and it is not a good thing for those coming against Israel. In recent decades, however, there are documented severe consequences for coming against Israel. And the stage is set for them. Following are three scriptures that shall relate to this month’s events as they unfold. Genesis 12:3, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee.” Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.” Proverbs 29:2, “...When the wicked bear rule, the people mourn.” Discern which of them, or combination of them, apply as we watch and pray.​

Financial collapse postponed

The financial devastation and subsequent collapse of America prophesied by those who are predicting the judgment of God on the US between now and the end of Shemitah on September 13 may have been postponed. Whether it is a delay in judgment or actually just another putting off of the consequences of bad stewardship remains to be seen. Was there some temporary supernatural event that stepped between America and catastrophe or a human decision? This time, it may well have been the very same as the last time and the time before that--the Federal Reserve. The Fed signaled last week to the banking community that it would keep interest rates the same. Poof! no more immediate market fear. 

The UK Guardian reports: “Like children clinging to their parents, stock market traders turned to their central banks last week as they sought protection from the frightening economic figures coming out of China. Surely, they asked, the central banks would ward off the approaching bogeymen, as they had so many times since the 2008 crash. The US Federal Reserve came up with the goods. William Dudley, president of the bank’s New York branch, hinted that the interest rate rise many had expected next month was likely to be delayed. A signal that borrowing costs would remain at rock bottom was all it took. After Black Monday and Wobbly Tuesday, the markets recovered to regain almost all their recent losses.”

Some have prophesied that the Shemitah “ordained, spelled out, and determined the collapse of the American and global economy...even the exact timing down to the exact day.” Several have pointed to the this year’s Shemitah as the harbinger for this event, which they call the judgment of God on America. Shemitah is the seven year cycle where Jewish law requires a year of rest, of land to remain fallow, and debt to be remitted. At the end of the Shemitah, there is a blessing. When Israel didn’t keep the Shemitah for seven cycles, he judged Israel with the Babylonian captivity. Some are saying that in this year’s Shemitah America will be judged by God with destruction through the collapse of the US stock market before September 13.

The stock market is due for a crash. It has been pumped up by the US Treasury through the Federal Reserve, accumulating record $18-plus trillion debt. And when it crashes, it will be devastating. I would, however, hesitate to call it judgment. We did it to ourselves through our own actions. When judgment truly comes, no one will want to experience or see it. You can read about it in Revelation. Another point: America is not Israel. This country did not replace Israel in God’s covenant. While turning against God has its consequences for all who break God’s laws, there is only one nation that God has brought into covenant--Israel. As the Lord says in Genesis 12:3, “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee: and in thee shall all families of earth be blessed.” Remember, this is the Abrahamic Covenant, not the American covenant.

Are you demonized by society?

It’s not right that someone gets assassinated just because of their skin color. It’s further not right that a guy supposedly elected by all to represent them in the highest office of the land, finds that some people getting killed for their skin color are less than others. It’s not right that our borders are not secure and that our leadership is allowing a re-colonization of America with illegal aliens, who are responsible for over 30% of arrests for violent crimes (this according to the US government). It’s not right that Planned Parenthood is even allowed to exist, let alone receive funds from our hard earned labors. It’s not right that an oligarchy redefined marriage. Islam is not a religion of peace. But who cares?

I will tell you who cares. There are two types. The ones who have some semblance of Biblical mores and understand righteousness and want to live by it. And those who hate righteousness and believe anyone else is a hater. So if you hold those aforementioned views, you are labeled a hater, a racist, uneducated, homophobe, Islamaphobe, or whatever other kind of “phobe” label they can conjure up. Its all over the place. Television, radio, magazines, the internet--society has become so hyped up on the things that are against the precepts of God, that no one can escape them. Those of you who would choose to live apart from these things, or not “of” these things, you are likely demonized by society.

If so, you are a prophetic person. Jesus said in John 15:18-20, “If the world hates you, you know that it hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.” Surely we see this in society. Even from people who say they are Christians, but believe the humanist way. What of them?

So take heart. If you are demonized by society for disagreeing with unrighteousness, then so be it. As Christ says in Matthew 5:10-13, “Blessed are they who are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets who were before you. You are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its savor, how shall it be salted? it is thereafter good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” A little different message than the self-improvement stuff many churches are teaching as gospel. Hey, rejoice. You are doing God’s work. Don’t lose your salt.​

Of race, terror, and heart’s intent

The look of terror in the eyes of 24 year old TV reporter Alison Parker tenths of a second before being gunned down by a man who wanted to start a race war should be enough for anyone with a heart to say “No More” to this kind of hatred. The gunman, Vester Lee Flanagan II, 41, was an embittered man who was fired from the television station where Parker and her cameraman Adam Ward, 27, worked. Ward was also executed by Flanagan. Flanagan wrote in a suicide manifesto that he killed the victims as revenge for the Charlestown church shootings, he wanted a race war, and that he was about to explode because he faced racial and sexual discrimination as a black and gay man.

Flanagan was fired from two TV stations, both after having made numerous complaints about racism among co-workers and station management. All the allegations were deemed to be unfounded, according to sources involved. The UK Daily Mail reports that in his suicide note, Flanagan wrote: “'Yes, it will sound like I am angry...I am. And I have every right to be...'The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily...I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!'” He also confesses to killing his cats, blaming the news station for the animals' deaths. And he was censured for reporting from a voting booth wearing a campaign sticker for the “president.”

There is a huge difference in this crime compared with Travon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, and Freddie Gray. There is clear evidence that that the assassination of Parker and Ward was racially motivated--the shooter admitted such. The other cases were not or have not been proven to be clearly racially motivated, but people perceived them as such. The “president,” Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, the New Black Panthers, the Nation of Islam and those with ties to the Communist Party USA have all condemned the Martin, Brown and Gray cases as race-related. As of the writing of this Daily Jot, neither the “president,” nor Jackson, nor Sharpton, have uttered one public word about Flanagan and his racially motivated executions--None of the usual talk of banning guns; no expression of sympathy to the families.

The racially motivated shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church were condemned by a huge community of blacks and whites. There was no doubt that Caucasians stood together with their Black brethren in mourning this deplorable act. Today, silence from those who normally speak out when racism is perceived. Does this expose their true hearts? People, in God’s eyes we are all part of the human race. Galatians 3:29 says, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” The condemnation of hatred cannot be one sided otherwise there is no ground for coming together to solve the problem. There is no trust. The “president” said he would bring people together, yet look at what we have. Let us do our part as disciples of Christ.

Judgment or Consequences

The crash of the stock market against the backdrop of Planned Parenthood selling baby parts, the Iran nuclear deal, and the redefinition of marriage has caused many to believe that America is under God’s judgment. The recent Daily Jots have tried to explain the difference between judgment and self-inflicted consequences. This has prompted legitimate questions such as: “So you think anything that happens to America from now until the fire falls during the Tribulation is not God's judgment?  What about ancient Israel, the destruction of the Temple, their going into exile?  That was all due to their disobedience, but did not God orchestrate it all?” Short answer: Israel is an example, but America is not the same as Israel in God’s eyes. 

My study of the Bible indicates that God went into covenant with Israel. There was a covenant relationship. His prophets warned Israel and Judah of the coming judgments if they did not follow his precepts. And the Lord, as always, was/is true to his word. God has not entered into covenant with America. While my ancestors on the Mayflower, and those at Jamestown, proclaimed covenant with the Lord about this land, it is not the same as God establishing covenant. God’s covenants are everlasting. Man’s are not. Notwithstanding, 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.” The laws of God are for all mankind.

America’s Founders knew “the laws of nature and of nature’s God.” The laws of our nation are derived from the precepts set forth by God as recorded in the Bible. There is established law as given by God and it began with the Ten Commandments and culminated in what we see in books like Deuteronomy where the statutes and their consequences are given. Now to the question of God’s judgment. When we go against God’s law as individuals or as nations, there are “just” consequences. Your reap what you sow. If we walk in front of a speeding train, we are going to get hit. Is that God’s judgment? While we did not walk circumspectly as God’s word tells us, this is not judgment, but consequence of action. 

The stock market crash is the consequence of breaking the natural law of stewardship. Murder, covetousness, abominations all have their consequences. God knows the beginning and the end, but gives us free will to choose our way. So between the beginning and the end, we have a lot of headway to decide what happens to us. God does intervene—I have experienced it through prayer, repentance and even seeing His hand of protection--but for the most part, we live our lives—either in obedience or in disobedience; with the appropriate consequences. Ultimately, He judges us righteously. God judges the world/nations in the Day of the Lord and people as in Hebrews 9:27, “ is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.” Modern prophetic declarations of judgment make for good storylines, but are not necessarily accurate.​​

Results of negotiating with terrorists

For decades the United States followed the policy and law of not negotiating with terrorists. Before Ronald Reagan was elected President, the Ayatollahs in Iran were empowered by President Jimmy Carter’s assistance in deposing US ally and leader of Iran, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Carter’s actions actually accelerated modern terrorism as Iran became the foremost sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East and around the world. Carter was rewarded by the Ayatollah taking over the US Embassy and holding Americans hostage. Reagan’s non-negotiating posture resulted in the hostages being released hours after he took office. Fast forward to today, where negotiating with terrorists is akin to a Carter rerun.

The US has negotiated with Iran, a terrorist sponsoring state. Whenever negotiations take place, there is the promise of compromise. Tyrants are really good at gaining what they want. They follow a humanist, communist doctrine of negotiating called the Hegelian Dialectic--thesis, anti-thesis, synthesis. The thesis is the current situation. The anti-thesis is what the tyrant wants. The synthesis is how much the tyrant gets. In Iran’s case, it is estimated that over $150 BILLION will flow into the country when sanctions are lifted. Some of it will be from yours and my tax payments. The “president” says it will prevent Iran from having a nuclear bomb. The Iranian Ayatollah is chanting “death to America; death to Israel”--literally.

The “president” has also broken policy and law by negotiating a diplomatic exchange with Cuba’s communist and terrorist-sponsoring government and his heroes Fidel and Raul Castro. Those Cubans who fled for their lives when Castro came to power and was killing all the capitalists in the small island feel they have been thrown under the bus. The US received no assurances of improvements from the Castro’s. But Fidel is saying that the US owes him money. He said, hours before Secretary of State John Kerry reopened the US Embassy there, “Cuba is owed compensation equivalent to damages, which total many millions of dollars." Same principle as Iran--negotiate, compromise, pay up.

Where are we ever supposed to compromise with evil? Psalm 119:1-3 says, “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord. Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.” Some translations say, “They also do not compromise with evil...” We are to overcome evil with good and to stand fast against the powers of darkness. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that we should compromise with evil, hence the longstanding policy of not negotiating with terrorists. Unfortunately, this Administration feels comfortable enough with the forces of darkness to compromise with them, even while they continue to spew evil from their lips.

​Never give in

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.

We are repeatedly instructed by God’s word to overcome evil with good. There is so much evil in our society and around the world. Much of what we read, see and hear seems to be surreal in that it is glorifying the evil and calling the good evil. My wife and I were watching a television program the other night and just the advertisements coming on the screen were so dark. They depict crime, murder, horror, death, destruction, sex, homosexuality, infidelity, rebellion, covetousness, and worse. We remarked to each other almost at the same time how dark prime time television has become. Much of these things are glorified through some sort of twisted sense of justice or even humor.

There is a moral war that is being conducted against that which is good. It has its roots in satan. But satan has no power unless people give him legal entry--which much of society has. We need to guard our hearts. We need to protect our families. We need to stand in the gap as examples and not yield to this 21st Century brand of morality. When these examples of evil come before us, we should point them out. Use them to educate others about discernment and right thinking. We need to be proactive with ourselves to ensure that satan’s battlefield, our minds, are focused on the good thoughts of God. We need to be leaders for what is right and good in our families and with our friends.

We must be willing to stand. 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. As Ephesians 6:12-13 says, “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.” Never give in.​

The non-war on Islam

The past two US presidents, including the current one, have repeatedly said that the US is not at war with Islam. As much as this Administration has tried to convince Islam that there is no war, the war is declared by Islam and Islam is behaving as if it is at war with the US. It’s kind of like “We are not at war with Islam, but Islam is at war with us.” Or similarly, “Not all Muslims are terrorists, but most terrorists are Muslims.” Very similar. Remember the “president’s” remarks in his conciliatory speech to Islam on June 4, 2009: “In Ankara, I made clear that America is not--and never will be--at war with Islam.” There is not doubt, however, that Islam is at war with America. Indicators are increasingly being exposed.

Just this week, another Muslim was convicted on terrorist charges. AP reports: “Fazliddin Kurbanov, a Russian-speaking truck driver who fled Uzbekistan in 2009, was arrested two years ago by federal authorities who said he was determined to carry out an attack on US soil. Prosecutors also said he tried to provide computer support and money to the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, which the US government has identified as a terrorist organization.” Three others were arrested within the last seven days on terrorist charges, in attempts to either join or aid and abet the Islamic State (IS). Many in America are being “radicalized,” as they say, through IS’s adept social media platform.

Even Democrats are growing uneasy about the Administration’s inept efforts at countering IS social media. Politico reports: “The faltering effort is just the latest example of a troubling trend for the administration: While ISIL uses social media to grow its movement, by grooming curious teenagers and circulating gruesome videos designed to go viral, the U.S. online response is crawling at bureaucratic speed. The government’s main vehicle to counter the group’s messaging on the Internet — a State Department Twitter account urging people to “Think Again” about joining or supporting ISIL — has drawn scorn from lawmakers like Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), who has called it “laughable” for its lack of engagement.” 

A review of the “Think Again” site confirms Booker’s description of laughable. Meanwhile, IS is cranking out warnings that it is going to soon be beheading Americans in their homes. The Blaze interviewed an IS hacking group member on Kik where the IS warned that it will soon be attacking American servicemen, saying “you will see when US military and government personnel start getting beheaded in their homes.” The frequency of attacks is increasing and the warnings are becoming more specific. Islam in America is an issue that must be addressed.Proverbs 29:12 says, “If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.” That June 4 speech set the tone and opened the door. Who will stand to close it?


​Classified crookery

The FBI and the Department of Justice have taken possession of former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s personal email server. According to Associated Press, “Federal investigators have begun looking into the security of Clintons' email setup amid concerns from the inspector general for the intelligence community that classified information may have passed through the system. There is no evidence she used encryption to prevent prying eyes from accessing the emails or her personal server.” Already, the mighty media machine is in full swing attempting to downplay the investigation and trying to confuse the issue through misinformation. 

Meantime, current Secretary of State John Kerry admitted on CBS Evening News that China and Russia are reading his emails. He said in response to a question posed by Scott Pelley that the two countries are eavesdropping: “The answer is it is very likely. It is not ... outside the realm of possibility, and we know that they have attacked a number of American interests over the course of the last days.” There have been several stories over the past two years about how China, in particular, is cyber-attacking the Pentagon and State Department classified documents. Now the Secretary of State is admitting that his emails are “likely” being read by spies and that “I certainly write things with that awareness.”

Certainly, Hillary Clinton has been exposed for using her private server for State Department emails, some of which were classified. If the federal government’s security system is vulnerable to attack by other countries such as China and Russia, then her logic in using a less secure private server must be explained. Perhaps in her mind she believed her private server more secure than that of the State Department’s. Perhaps she thought using her private server would allow flexibility in sending messages to other countries like China and Russia. Perhaps she wasn’t thinking that it was of any significance to use an unsecured server for highly sensitive government work. 

In any of these scenarios, or any other scenario, Clinton’s justification of using an unsecured private server for official government work is at best bad judgment and at worse, criminal. Ephesians 5 speaks to the things of darkness, which is the card Clinton is playing by saying she is cooperating with the investigations, but in reality she is stonewalling them. Verse 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.” Verse 11, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Clinton is playing a dangerous game with the security of America--your family and mine. This classified crookery must be exposed to the light and dealt with swiftly.​

The Muslim Death Threat

A good number of Christians cannot suspend their disbelief to see Islam as it is--a political system using religion to advance its evil causes. The history of Islam from its beginning is one of violence, slave mongering and the threat of death or dismemberment as a control over those unfortunate enough to fall beneath its rule. There is no other major religion on earth today that deals systematically in human trafficking, drugs, death and destruction other than Islam. It is not a religion of peace, nor is it of the same God, YHVH, of the Jews and Christians. This violent and unrelenting political force is incompatible with any form of representative democracy or peaceful religion, and it is attempting to takeover America.

Last week, several questioned the veracity of the account of the young Muslim boy giving the “cut your throat” sign to a man at a store near the Pentagon. Around the world, Muslims are training their children to hate Christians and Jews. I have seen the training materials first hand, and have witnessed video of the classrooms. It is happening. Just this week several Muslims have been arrested in the US for aiding and abetting the Islamic State (IS). They were college-aged converts and/or sons and daughters of Muslims who moved here from war-torn areas of the Middle East. Islam is using social media to educate and recruit people to their cause. Others are being raised up militant in mosques in the US.

For example, federal prosecutors charged 20 year old Nader Saadeh of New Jersey on terror-related counts and of trying to help organize a “small army” of fighters in New York and New Jersey to join the IS during the past two years. The FBI says he and his brother were part of an IS cell. Sources say that his mother pleaded with him not to join the IS. In another case, two former Mississippi State University students, Muhammed Oda Dakhalla, of Starkville, and Jaelyn De'Shaun Young, of Vicksburg, were charged with attempting to join IS. They allegedly had a plan to get married in Turkey, and cross over into Syria. Saadeh also planned to connect with an IS contact in Turkey and move on to Syria.

There is a pattern and a network working here in America. Evangelist Franklin Graham in April suggested halting “all immigration of Muslims from countries that have active terrorist cells.” That would mean essentially halting all Muslim immigration. Yet this administration is stepping up immigration from the most active IS areas. While not all Muslims are terrorists, it’s a sure bet that the overwhelming majority of terrorists are Muslim. And if a Muslim is a good Muslim--that is, believes the Koran--that person could become radicalized with the turn of a page and the reading of a Koranic scripture. This is a threat to all that is good. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” The Muslim death threat is real.​


​Presidential politics--don’t get caught up in the debate

Much has been written about the crowded field of Republican presidential candidates, especially how one of them is taking the lead by being rogue and aggressive. For me, it is too early to tell which of the candidates would be the best leader. I need to hear and see more. One thing for certain, one of them will arise as the party’s nominee and the overwhelming Christian majority in this country needs to have a say in who that is. On the Democratic side, it is much easier to discern because of their support for the current Administration, past records and statements. Christians need to examine these candidates carefully as well. For all the candidates, we must look beneath what they say to what they do.

Bernie Sanders, D-Vt, is a 73 year old self-proclaimed socialist. Need I say more? Hillary Clinton is more politically astute to publicly call herself a socialist, but she is probably more socialist than Sanders. She also has a longstanding track record littered with accusations of misdeeds, investigations and possible criminal activity. Former Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley is probably less socialist than the other two, but financial ruin follows in the wake of his presence. He was once mayor of Baltimore, where he did a terrible job. As Governor of Maryland, taxes were raised, deficits were raised, jobs were lost, businesses moved out, and he even passed a rain tax for homeowners. Yes, you read me right.

The Republican side has so many candidates right now that it is difficult to pick one or two as frontrunners. But don’t be fooled by the “Republican” moniker. There are many “GOP” candidates who, like their Democratic counterparts, have supported socialist government--if not by their vote, by their passivity in opposing such. They, too, are unfit. Donald Trump is the frontrunner. He is saying out-loud what many are thinking should be said. But beware of his lack of statesmanship, his ego-fueled temper and abrasive personality. The left-wing news media is reporting on him with hopes of painting the entire party as his reflection. They would prefer a liberal masquerader such as Jeb Bush. Beware. 

So how does one discern? Jesus warned us about false prophets as ravenous wolves in Matthew 7:16, “You shall know them by their fruits.” This applies to political candidates as well. Actions speak louder than words. Find out what they have done and what they do. Jethro’s Advice to Moses in Exodus 18:21 about selecting leaders should be foremost in our minds as we consider our vote: “Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness..” Remember socialism seeks to abolish all religion and morals as it is a polite way of saying communism. It is against God. At this point, if you are selecting from a Christian worldview, you have your work cut out for you.

Finding hope

When the new congress was elected, there was high hope of setting things right. Republicans like Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell and Ohio Representative John Boehner promised they would repeal socialist healthcare, secure our borders, and protect traditional values. In reality, they have been utter failures in the first two years of the new Congress. Both keep paying lip service to the public by saying the right things, but they are ineffectual. The trouble is, replacing them with Democrats is akin to going back to the vomit. We keep seeking someone among them who will stand in the gap for the land that it not be destroyed, but we find none. We must realize that our hope is not in man, but in Christ.

If ever there were a case that the words of John Jay should be etched on the doorstep of every home, the behavior of Congress and the White House this past year would prove it. Jay, the first Justice of the US Supreme Court, wrote in a letter addressed to Pennsylvania House of Representatives member John Murray, dated October 12, 1816, "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." Many a pastor has preached from the pulpit that Christians should not be involved in politics, and this current gaggle of evildoers in public office are the wages of this errant teaching.

There are many who look within the world system and decry that it is impossible to turn things around for the better. Indeed, looking through the eyes of what we know as human beings--the immediate past and present Administrations have driven Americans into unprecedented debt; Constitutional rights have been trampled as if they were never written; enemies have been allowed unchecked entry into our nation for the purpose of colonization; secret societies and special interest groups have overcome our nation like thorns on an abandoned farm. But these adversities are no less than those faced by a handful of Pilgrims, or a small group of minutemen, or the brave souls at Normandy. 

The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 8:31, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?” Yes we have drifted as a nation from our Lord, but let us remember the promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” God sent His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. Psalm 103:2 says, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” It all starts with Jesus. May your relationship with Him give you peace, comfort and strength.

Health Risk: Second hand political smoke 

There is a lot of back room political smoke being blown around in the carbon-sensitive bowels of Washington, DC these days. The attack on the Constitution and the American people by an overreaching and ever growing illegal socialist government is unrelenting. Yet the American people are not standing; they are not rising up against the red tide of those who hate freedom, who hate God, who love their power, their lives, their authority more than their fellow man and country. These are those who feign compassion to gain control; who masquerade as peace lovers and civil rights guardians to create crisis and division to conquer what is good and right. Where are the patriots? Where are the Christians?

They cannot see through the smoke because it has become so intense--like that aftermath of massive destruction. The feeling is that of weariness, of confusion, of hopelessness against the dark tsunami of issues, against the unrelenting attack of the mockers, the taunters, the ones who promote evil as good and characterize good as hate, ignorance and a threat to humanity. Herein lies the motivation of the heart. Is the power of evil and deceit so far greater than the Christ that lives in every Christian? Is the barrage of the issues before us so intense that we cannot engage our present lives in a hedge against the advance of bondage? Have we become so stunned, so numbed, that our only action is inaction?

Many say we lack a true leader--one we can trust who is not swayed by politics or by party, but only by what is true and just and right; one who has God’s law written upon his heart and the blood of justice throbbing through his veins. Where is this one? And how long will it be before he steps into his calling? These are questions asked by those who care. This counterrevolution, as it may be called, cannot find its solace in politics, or its leader from the political arena because like will dissolve like. There is a leader in each of us who proclaim Christ as their Lord and Savior. Each of us has a role to play in preserving our lives, liberties and pursuits of happiness. The Word of God encourages to do so.

We should each stir ourselves to bring out the Christ in us who as Galatians 5:1 describes as the Liberty who has made us free. We must care enough to pursue a greater good. The beginnings of this movement must look to the Lord first with repentance and a clear heart and then act with the power of God. As 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.” Psalm 20:7, “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” The leader we need is Christ. We find him within. He shines his light through us. Trust in God, act in faith. Otherwise, we will perish by breathing the second hand political smoke.

Seeking truth in Middle East policy

From the beginning of this Administration, America was on a track to elevate Islam over Israel and that is why we are having the debate on Iran. On June 4, 2009, during his landmark outreach speech to Islam, the US “president” compared with moral equivalency the holocaust where six million Jews were systematically executed with the plight of the Palestinian people who were allegedly displaced by the establishment of Israel. He said, “Threatening Israel with destruction - or repeating vile stereotypes about Jews - is deeply wrong. . . preventing the peace that the people of this region deserve. On the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people - Muslims and Christians - have suffered in pursuit of a homeland.”

His use of the “on the other hand” phrase equates what the Jews suffered at the hands of Hitler with giving “Palestinians” a state of their own.  He said, “But if we see this conflict only from one side or the other, then we will be blind to the truth: the only resolution is for the aspirations of both sides to be met through two states, where Israelis and Palestinians each live in peace and security.” He speaks of truth throughout his Palestinian presentation, but never mentions terrorism, counting it as mere “violence” and saying, “It’s a story with a simple truth: that violence is a dead end. . .That is not how moral authority is claimed; that is how it is surrendered.” The “president’s” truth is based on a historic lie.

The real truth is that Israel has sought to live in peace since it was reestablished as a state in 1948. It is the Islamists who have prevented peace--first by conducting three wars against Israel where it was said by the Islamic leaders that the desert will be flooded with the blood of the Jews, then by terrorists acts of the Palestinians. There is no moral equivalency in defending oneself as a nation and murdering the innocent because of the existence of that nation. Yet in his speech, he ceded this moral equivalency as the new American beginning with Islam. He equated terrorism with the right to exist as a legitimate state and said that if one looks at the issue from one side, he is missing the truth.

The truth is that the Palestinian Liberation Organization, now the Palestinian Authority, and Hamas are terrorist organizations elected by the Palestinians. Their sole purpose is the annihilation of Israel. Equating terrorists groups with Israel to establish a new truth is immoral. The truth is that Americans better be on their knees in repentance and prayer because the actions of the White House against Israel will surely bring God’s wrath upon this nation. In Zechariah 12:3 , the Lord says, “And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.”​

The hate of Islam in the streets of America

Five years ago a friend of ours had moved to the Pentagon City area of Washington, DC. She was amazed at how many Muslims were living and working around the Pentagon. An affable person who always greeted people with a smile whether she knew them or not, she often spoke about how rude the Muslims were in and around her apartment complex. As a member of a military family, she also questioned why so many Muslims had settled near the Pentagon. Last week, I received an email from another Daily Jot reader who had been in the Pentagon City area on business. His account of what happened to him is chilling and should be a warning as to why Islam is incompatible with America.

He wrote: “It is Friday, July 24, 2015 at 9:31 PM. I am currently working a [sic: sales show in the Pentagon City area of] Alexandria, VA. There is always a huge diversity of people in the DC area and I have never experienced any problems. This particular [store] is just 5 or 10 minutes from the Pentagon which makes what I am going to share even more disturbing. Just 45 minutes ago, I was walking from the front of the store to our display and approaching me were two women and several small children. The women were engaged in conversation and dressed in full burkas. I assume they were women because all you can see is the slit where their eyes are.

“One little boy was between 3 and 4 years old and dressed in Middle Eastern clothing. As I looked down at him, he looked me square in the eye and took the index finger of his left hand and drew it slowly across his neck two times, a universally recognized pantomime of someone slitting another person's throat. And he did it with an evil smile on his childish face. It was a surreal moment and I must admit, it was hard to process. I had just witnessed first hand what we have been hearing and reading about the indoctrination of little children to hate and want to kill anyone not like them. And this took place minutes away from the Pentagon! This child is being groomed and trained to hate, kill and destroy all that is good in this world under the guise of a death cult masquerading as a religion.”

His advice: “Folks, we had better wake up. They are among us and mean us no good.” The Daily Jot recently exposed how children of the Islamic State were being indoctrinated to hate and kill Jews, Christians and anyone who opposes them. I have heard first hand accounts when I was in Israel where “Palestinian” children are also being taught the same in their very schools. There have been indications that the Islamic Center schools in America are teaching similar “values.” There comes a time, that may be long passed, that we as a nation and as a people must understand that a hostile takeover is occurring before our very eyes. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”


Devices of deception

Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Yet, Americans have been living in deception for generations. Think about it. The public school system has been teaching evolution since the 1960s. If evolution, in its most sincere sense were true, why are we not seeing apes turning into men these days? People become so angry over the mere question raised that they may not have come from apes. The movement is so intense that even Christians are trying to justify evolution while still maintaining some form of the Creation account in the Bible. Bottom line: evolution is just one of the avenues to humanism--it is “science” unproven, but taught as fact.

Or how about the idea that a “fetus” is a gathering of cells, but not a human life? This so-called science has led to the deaths of over 40 million American pre-born babies. There is no doubt in real “science” these days that a pre-born baby is a legitimate human being living inside its mother’s womb. 4-D ultrasounds prove that a pre-born baby is human by giving undeniable visual confirmation of a pre-born baby’s human features--lips, face, eyes, hands, feet--even down to emotional and sensory reactions to the environment within the womb. Yet pre-born “science” accepts the “fetus as tissue” definition as fact. Planned Parenthood has made an entire industry from killing pre-born babies, and is now selling their body parts.

Global Warming is now a discredited “science.” The so-called scientists at Britain’s University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Union have admitted that they falsified data. The head of the unit resigned in disgrace and said he thought about committing suicide. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has been proven a fraud. Even some news reporters who were duped by these humanist socialists have called for someone to go to jail for conspiring in international fraud. Still the US “president” continues the charade by deriding those who refuse to believe this falsehood and see it for what it truly is: a socialist agenda item to increase taxes and control government and people.

The scientific community has done wonders over the centuries. But there is great deception when humanist politics co-opts science to undermine the precepts of God. When scientists, who are predisposed to proving God wrong, turn away from their science to support political agendas, their true craft becomes the science of fraud. Then instead of saving lives and providing more freedom to mankind, they become instruments of death and tyranny. If you do not want to be deceived, read what the Bible says about these issues. The wise king Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 1:9, “There is no new thing under the sun” The more science tries to prove the Bible wrong, the more the Bible is proven true.


The Stand of Accountability

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.​


Those White House birds of a communist feather

Our friends at the venerable Judicial Watch (JW) have uncovered yet another communist in close association with the “president.” Remember when being a communist was a threat to national security? Not anymore. We have communists in the White House, communists in the Congress, and communists in the news media. Now JW is releasing the results of an investigation into the “president’s” most trusted advisor, Valerie Jarrett. The FBI files obtained by JW reveal that Jarrett was raised by devout communists on both sides of her family. Jarrett’s father, maternal grandfather, and father-in-law were all “hardcore communists under investigation by the US government.”

JW reports: “Jarrett’s dad, pathologist and geneticist Dr. James Bowman, had extensive ties to Communist associations and individuals, his lengthy FBI file shows. In 1950 Bowman was in communication with a paid Soviet agent named Alfred Stern, who fled to Prague after getting charged with espionage. Bowman was also a member of a Communist-sympathizing group called the Association of Internes and Medical organization that “has long been a faithful follower of the Communist Party line” and engages in un-American activities. Bowman was born in Washington DC and had deep ties to Chicago, where he often collaborated with fellow Communists.”

JW found that the Jarrett family Communist ties also include a business partnership between Jarrett’s maternal grandpa, Robert Rochon Taylor, and Alfred Stern, a Soviet agent charged with espionage who was closely associated with her dad. JW reports, “Jarrett’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, was also another big-time Chicago Communist, according to separate FBI files obtained by JW as part of a probe into the Jarrett family’s Communist ties. For a period of time Vernon Jarrett appeared on the FBI’s Security Index and was considered a potential Communist saboteur who was to be arrested in the event of a conflict with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).” 

Why is all this so bad? The Iranian-born Jarrett, herself, has continued in her family tradition. According to JW, she is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, closely associated with Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis (the “president’s” mentor), associated with convicted Chicago real estate felon (also the “president’s” fundraiser) Antoin “Tony” Rezko, and played a major role in covering up former Attorney General Eric Holder’s “fast and furious” gun running operation to Mexican drug lords. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Communism seeks to abolish all religion and morals, making government the god of the people, and those who lead communist government, demigods.


Leftists making yet another run on gun owners

It’s bad enough when as one of the first reports released by the “president,” the Department of Homeland Security characterized pro-life, pro-2nd Amendment, pro-marriage Christians as extremists. But the attacks on the Constitution using Christians as the whipping post escalates with each tragedy. After the Charleston racially-inspired murders, the “president” once again lectured America on the availability of guns. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa) said they were teaming up to renew legislation that would expand meaningful background checks on those who purchase guns. After all, the man who murdered 9 people at the Emanuel AME Church had been on a psychotropic drugs.

Flashback to July 2012 when the “president” discussed the Aurora, Co theatre killings. He said, “And when there is an extraordinarily heartbreaking tragedy like the one we saw, there's always an outcry immediately after for action. And there’s talk of new reforms, and there’s talk of new legislation.  And too often, those efforts are defeated by politics and by lobbying and eventually by the pull of our collective attention elsewhere...And I, like most Americans, believe that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual the right to bear arms. And we recognize the traditions of gun ownership that passed on from generation to generation -– that hunting and shooting are part of a cherished national heritage.” These remarks represent a total twisting of the 2nd Amendment.

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

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


Wicked leadership and evil deeds

Last month, the Charleston, SC community pulled itself together after Black churchgoers were murdered by a White supremacist. All the while, the “president” was fanning the flames of racism and distrust. In the day after the shootings, the “president,” instead of trying to bring the nation together, played his usual hand of division by lecturing America about race and guns. He said, “And at some point it’s going to be important for the American people to...shift how we think about the issue of gun violence collectively....And we know that hatred across races and faiths pose a particular threat to our democracy and our ideals.” In the days following, he continued his mantra. His leadership has only made the issue worse.

Within four months of taking office in 2009, the “president” and his team reshaped a Homeland Security report depicting as extremists Christians who believed in traditional marriage, were pro-life, and supported the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. He has routinely lectured Christians about their sins of the past, especially slavery. He has promoted Islam at the expense of Christianity--even though Islam to this day is the world’s largest purveyor human trafficking, slavery, and sex slavery. He has said that Christians shouldn’t be on their “high horse” because of their sinful past. Should it be a surprise when psychopaths go on a killing spree that they target Christians? Maybe some people think this is an unfair characterization.

But then, in a society where gun ownership has increased dramatically over the “president’s” tenure, and violent crime using guns has dramatically decreased (FBI and Department of Justice statistics), violent gun crime against Christian churches has increased tremendously. Former Focus on the Family employee Carl Chinn began researching church violence after he was a responder in a standoff with a gunman who took hostages at the Focus on the Family ministry in 1996. According to his website, deadly church violence since 2009 (when the current “president” took office) has increased 422% over the previous 11 years. Deaths increased 342% during the same period. 

It would be a reasonable assumption that the current “president” has arguably presided over the most violent time against churches in recent American history. He didn’t physically go out and do the violence. But his characterization of conservative Christians (pro-gun, pro-life, pro-marriage) as racists, radicals and extremists may have contributed to inciting such violence. Proverbs 28:15 says, “As a roaring lion, and a charging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.” And Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bears rule, the people mourn.” History shows that wicked leadership leads to evil deeds. This “president” is no exception.​

Understanding Communism and current presidential candidates

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 narrative 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. The current “president” and several who seek to replace him, such as Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, hold a communistic worldview, even though they may not admit it publicly. As the next election approaches, Communism is a serious threat to America.

Long before his first election, the “president’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. Clinton and Sanders have longstanding public records that prove they hold similar, if not stronger, communistic beliefs. Americans need to understand that we have many in the highest level of government who are the antithesis of everything “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.”​


Islamic children systematically indoctrinated with hate

During a trip to Israel a few years ago, our media group was shown video of “Palestinian” classrooms where children as young as four years old were reciting the violent verses of the Koran and being taught that Jews were pigs. As the ages progressed, these schools progressed in teaching how to use weapons to kill Jews and further deepened their understanding that their religion required it of them. It is not uncommon to see video of Islamic children practicing with automatic weapons to kill Jews and Christians. These schools are typical, the classrooms typical, the teachings typical throughout Islam. The media is now reporting that the Islamic State (IS) is taking this indoctrination to new levels. 

Vocativ media reports this scene, “The boy hovered above the handcuffed soldier, who confessed to being a Syrian army captain. Clad in camouflage and clutching a small knife, the child, one of the Islamic State’s newest recruits, forced his prisoner onto his stomach. He jerked the man’s head back by his hair and put the blade to his throat. Then he began to saw. Later, the boy, whose name and age are unknown, posed with the prisoner’s severed head.” Vocativ reports this was the first time IS had publicly shown a child cutting off a head, but it was the third time in less than two weeks that IS had bragged about a killing committed by a growing band of child recruits.

The IS approach to children is to systematically indoctrinate them that hate of Christians and Jews, and Muslims that disagree with them, is part of their religious duty. They have the Koran and its verses in context to back up this death cult indoctrination. Vocativ reports: “ISIS looks beyond the battlefield, seeking an unwavering commitment from its child militants...the group’s young recruits are nurtured on an ideology that’s rooted in a radical interpretation of Islam.” University of Illinois psychiatry professor Steven Weine, who has studied the lasting impact of political violence on children, says he is most concerned about the long term effects of the “combination of emerging state structures, extremist ideology, atrocities on a mass scale, and a willingness to involve children.”

IS has released a recruiting video done by children as young as three. They are talking directly to the camera asking “where are the martyrs, where are the suicide attackers...Give me my weapon.” The video also shows children in a classroom learning the Koran and Sharia law, then shifts to the same kids doing military training. This is the face of Islam. It began with Mohammad, who used the self-written Koran to justify war, slavery, and violence, and it has continually progressed in brutality for over 1,400 years. Islam is neither peaceful nor a religion. This is what is being imported to America by our government, who expects us to embrace it. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”

White House removes God from naturalization oath 

The White House has cheapened US citizenship by approving new oath waivers for those who become naturalized citizens that include not being required to declare an “oath” of allegiance to the US and removing the words “so help me God” from the new declaration to “solemnly affirm” allegiance. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) “grants this modification solely upon the applicant’s request. The applicant is not required to establish that the request is based solely on his or her religious training and belief. Applicants are not required to provide any documentary evidence or testimony to support a request to substitute the words “on oath” or “so help me God.” But wait, there’s more.

Now naturalized citizens are not being required to defend the United States against all enemies and not having to be of any particular religion to claim conscientious objection. Couple this with the millions of Muslims being moved to the US from hotbeds of radicalism such as Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Afghanistan, Libya and so on, as well as the “president’s” refusal to prevent unparalleled illegal immigration by securing the borders. This unprecedented move signals that no loyalty to America is required or expected when becoming a naturalized citizen, and foments an attitude of insurrection. This is a legal escape for those who wish to move here and conduct mischief--even if they bother to become citizens.

The new oath modifications state: “An applicant may request a modified oath that does not contain one or both of the following clauses:To bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; and To perform noncombatant service in the US armed forces when required by the law. In order to modify the oath, the applicant must demonstrate, by clear and convincing evidence, that he or she is unwilling or unable to affirm to these sections of the oath based on his or her religious training and belief, which may include a deeply held moral or ethical code.” But the applicant is not required to “Belong to a specific church or religious denomination; Follow a particular theology or belief; or Have religious training.”

To recap--The White House has modified the requirements of naturalized citizens to 1) not take an oath unto God, but “solemnly affirm” allegiance to the United States; 2) conscientiously object to defending the US based on religious beliefs, but the person is not required to have any religious beliefs. This essentially legalizes insurrection. Imagine all these Islamists being shipped into the US from radical countries in the Middle East who now do not have to lie about why they are here, nor swear an oath unto a God they do not believe in. This seems to add a new way of looking at Jeremiah 51:14, “Surely I will fill thee with men, as with locusts; and they shall raise a battle cry against you.”


American socialism and the future generation

This Administration’s socialist economic policies have no doubt changed America as promised. Nearly a third of the population has given up on finding a job. There are more people in the US receiving some sort of government assistance than are working. We only need to look to the next generation to see what our nation will be like in 20 years. The “president’s” policies have been particularly harsh on people of color, who believed that his changes would result in better lives, better jobs, and a better future for themselves and their children. This socialist reign promises to have a dire impact on the next generation of Americans, more than on the present, as more children than ever are impoverished.

The Annie E. Casey Foundation 2015 Data Book on child well being says, “During the last three months of 2014, the unemployment rate for whites and Asian Americans was roughly 4.5 percent, compared with a devastating 11 percent for African Americans and 6.7 percent for Latinos...As of April 2015, 17.6 percent of African-American workers and 14.4 percent of Latino workers were jobless or working only part time when they wanted full-time work. And, rates of long- term unemployment remain high: Nearly 30 percent of unemployed workers have been jobless for more than six months.” The report points to the impact on children--22% living in poverty--a dramatic increase since the current “president” took office.

The report indicated: “One of the most troubling trends for child well-being is that the percentage of children living in concentrated poverty continues to increase. In 2000, 9 percent of children lived in census tracts where the poverty rate of the total population was 30 percent or more. That figure rose to 14 percent for the period from 2009 to 2013.” The report indicates that the unemployment rate dropping to its most recent 5.4% should improve the poverty level of America’s children. However, it does not take into consideration that the unemployment rate drop is directly related to a comparable increase in those who have given up on finding a job, with many entering the welfare system. 

The current economic and social policies have harmed rather than helped the most ardent supporters of them. The report says, “Especially troubling is the steady increase in the likelihood of children growing up in a high-poverty neighborhood. At the national level, 14 percent of children lived in areas where poverty rates were higher than 30 percent in 2009–13. This is a significant increase from 11 percent in 2006–10 and 9 percent in 2000.” Socialism doesn’t work. It attempts to replace God with government. It is a bane to the existence of America, and its impact on the next generation is far reaching. 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.” Think about it.​

White House: Iran has material for 10 nukes

In his Saturday address, the “president” made his case to the American people about the great benefits of the Iranian nuclear deal. He revealed that Iran had enough nuclear material presently to make up to 10 nuclear weapons. He said the Iranians also have two key nuclear facilities that they will have to “repurpose” “so they can’t produce materials that could be used for a nuclear weapon.” He further said, “With this deal, we will have unprecedented 24/7 monitoring of Iran’s key nuclear facilities. With this deal, international inspectors will have access to Iran’s entire nuclear supply chain.” To those who have followed this decade-old saga, not much has changed, except sanctions are lifted, pressure is off Iran.

Neither Americans nor Israelis will have any access to inspect the Iranian nuclear sites. These are the two countries Iran continuously says that it wants destroyed. Notwithstanding, Iran has denied since the early 2000s that it was developing nuclear weapons. The United Nations, which was charged with inspecting the Iranian nuclear program under the guidance of Mohamed El Baradei, failed miserably. Otherwise, how could have Iran obtained and processed enough material to produce 10 nuclear bombs at two key nuclear facilities that didn’t exist? The Iranians accomplished this feat while constantly denying they were building nuclear bombs and under the financial duress of worldwide sanctions.

If the Iranians had enough material to build 10 nuclear bombs after over a decade of playing cat and mouse with UN inspectors and the same diplomats that negotiated this deal (US, France, Germany, Russia, and China), what makes anyone believe that this nuclear program will be stopped now? The only thing that has changed is Iran will now have considerable financial windfall to finish the job because sanctions will have been ended and bonus money--your tax dollars--will line the pockets of the terrorist-sponsoring state. A new agreement does not change the heart’s intent when the old agreement was never honored in the first place.

The “president,” however, calls critics of the deal liars, saying concerns are “overheated and often dishonest,” and “patently false.” The “president’s” claims are based on political rhetoric, not wisdom. Iran will continue developing its nuclear program. Nuclear facilities should have been destroyed, not “repurposed.” And the “president” has made the world a much more dangerous place by negotiating with a terrorist-sponsoring state whose subjects danced in the streets shouting “death to Israel; death to America” after the deal was signed. Psalm 10:7 says of the wicked, “His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud; under his tongue is mischief and vanity.” Congress has 60 days to reverse this bad deal. But the march of prophecy continues.

Prophetic Meets Pathetic--shock over Muslim slayings

Much of the American public, the news media and its politicians are shocked over the murder of five people, including four Marines by Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez. Mohammad was not from the impoverished. He was from an upper middle class family. He was not an uneducated person. He was an engineer. By all accounts, he did not fit the reasoning of Islamic apologists for his actions--being poor and uneducated and felling a sense of disenfranchisement. Until America suspends its disbelief, these incidents will continue until they grow into full scale insurgency. Islam’s history and present day actions are proof positive. Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazees is the precursor for Islam in America. 

His grieving parents issued a statement cited by NPR radio saying, “There are no words to describe our shock, horror and grief. The person who committed this horrible crime was not the son we knew and loved. For many years, our son suffered from depression. It grieves us beyond belief to know that his pain found its expression in this heinous act of violence." Certainly, Mohammad experienced depression. He was indoctrinated by a devout Muslim family on the death cult that at least the last two American presidents have tried to convince America is a peaceful “religion.” He had no light in his soul. He had only the conflicting writings of the Koran and its interpretation by Imams as his dark, soulless guide.

The Muslim Brotherhood issued a plan in 1991 to take over North America and to destroy its “miserable house” from within. The plan called for a massive media campaign, the use of America’s civil rights laws, colonization, establishment of Islamic Centers and societies, and the ultimate unification of all diverse Muslims in the US either by indoctrination or by force to overthrow our society through a “grand civilization jihad.” If a Muslim believes the Koran, that person is susceptible to the plan. Islam is a tyrannical political system disguised as a religion using the right of religious freedom to conquer our free society. It is pathetic that much of America cannot see the prophetically obvious. 

Islam is come to America to do as Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazees left as his last quote from the Koran: “Whosoever shows enmity to a friend of Mine, then I have declared war against him." Think about it. All the named nations and people groups prophesied to come against the people of God in the Day of the Lord are today Islamic. Currently, Islam is the largest purveyor of slave trafficking in the world. It is known for its brutality against women and children; its hatred of Christians and Jews. While we should show individual Muslims the love of Christ that no one should be lost to eternal damnation, the Islamic system is an enemy to all that is good. As Christ said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”

​Islamist murders Marines--prophetic or coincidence? 

Within 24 hours of the White House announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran and Israel’s harsh rebuttal of that deal as a “stunning historic mistake,” five people, four of them US marines, were murdered by an Islamist. Kuwaiti-born Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez picked a “no gun” zone at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tn., and sprayed bullets as he drove from a recruiting office in a strip mall to a naval training center seven miles down the road. He was finally shot and killed by a police officer. American lives were taken on our soil by yet another Islamist, this time, almost immediately after the announcement of coming against Israel through the Iranian nuclear agreement. Prophetic, coincidence, unrelated?

Seen from time to time at the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga, authorities say that Abdulazeez was not on the “radar” of Homeland Security or any other federal agency. AP reports that “The US National Counterterrorism Center said it has seen nothing so far to connect Abdulazeez to any terrorist organization, but intelligence officials are monitoring the investigation closely. The Islamic State group has been encouraging extremists to carry out attacks in the US, and several such homegrown acts or plots have unfolded in recent months.” Elected officials refuse to suspend their disbelief that such a “peaceful religion” would routinely commit such horrible acts in the name of religion. 

This is the problem with Islam in America. Islam is a political and military system disguised as a religion. It uses “religious freedom” to advance its politics and uses radicalized terrorists as its military. There are over 100 verses in the Koran that instruct Muslims to slaughter infidels and bring them under submission to Islam. It is neither peaceful nor a religion. It is a caliph, a dictatorship, a thearchy--a political system based on government of men who claim to act on behalf of a god. This is why Islam is antithetical to a Constitutional Republic or, for that matter, any form of democratic rule. In short, by allowing Islam to exist in America, we are giving place to a thearchy that seeks to overthrow our form of government.

Notwithstanding, it is curious that such a brutal attack would come on the heels of a “president” announcing a deal with a terrorist-sponsoring state that jeopardizes the long-term security of Israel. While we know that we are not in the “Day of the Lord” in the context of the very end of times, we do know that prophecy unveils itself in layers. 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...” Given that America has allowed Islam to colonize within its shores, and that the current Administration has been hostile toward Israel, we may be in a time where prophecy layers are being revealed. Coming to mind is Jeremiah 51:14, “I will fill thee with men, as with locusts; and they shall raise a battle cry against thee.”


​Iran deal a prophetic milestone

The “president” is making a big deal about his recently signed deal with Iran that will assuredly allow the terrorist sponsoring state to develop a nuclear weapon. The White House is hailing the agreement as a breakthrough for peace, but those who watch closely the affairs and politics of the Middle East know better. It is beyond reason that any deal voluntarily agreed to by Iran would be good for world peace. Israel, who has the most to lose because Iran continuously calls for the annihilation of Israel, is livid. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared in response: “The world is a much more dangerous place today than it was yesterday.” Notwithstanding, the US “president” was true to his word.

The Iran agreement is the very political result of “Blackmail Diplomacy” announced by then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel at the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee meeting on May 5, 2009. 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. This is exactly what happened. Israel refused to cut its nation in half with the proposed Palestinian state, and the “president” paved the way for Iranian nuclear weapons.

True to his word, Netanyahu is telling the world what a bad deal it is to have a terrorist state receiving billions of US dollars in cash while building toward a nuclear weapon over the next ten years--which is what this Iranian deal allows. Netanyahu said in a statement after the announcement of the deal, “In the coming decade, the deal will reward Iran, the terrorist regime in Tehran, with hundreds of billions of dollars. This cash bonanza will fuel Iran’s terrorism worldwide, its aggression in the region and its efforts to destroy Israel, which are a decade this deal will give an unreformed, unrepentant and far richer terrorist regime the capacity to produce many nuclear bombs...What a stunning historic mistake!”

The sad truth is that the country that has been a historical beacon of advancing Christianity, the US, is implicit in advancing the prophecy clock of the antichrist and the end times. The “president” may believe there were no consequences to advancing the Islamic agenda at Israel’s expense. But look at our nation. Those who have given up on finding a job are at a record high; those on government entitlements are at a record high; the morals of the nation are at a record low; our borders are not secure; our debt is at a record high, and so on. We are already seeing the consequences of turning against God and Israel over the past decade, just as Zechariah 12:4 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...” We need to repent by not accepting this deal.​


With the “Supreme Court” redefining marriage and the “president” signing a prophetic nuclear defining deal with Iran, and a myriad of other priority problems our poor leadership has created over the past 10 years, the outlook for America is not bright. Leadership has turned away from common sense and it seems that the craziest, anti-God ideas are in full swing to be implemented. But this is no time for the weak-hearted or for those who call themselves Christians to disengage and throw in the towel. It seems we have been doing that since the 1960s, and it hasn’t worked. Christ is the answer to this dark and dying world, and you are his vessel. Think about that.

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

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

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


Having done all, stand

The hostility toward Christianity, fueled by the Supreme Court’s decision redefining marriage, is hitting a stride in America where religious freedom and freedom of speech are also being redefined as hateful and supremacist. Already, the secular anarchists are demanding that the government tax churches like any other business, that Christian chaplains who teach biblical marriage should be removed from the military, and that husbands and wives should be referred to as “partners.” A rainbow cross, for example, signifies the “Queen James” bible, with this description on Amazon: “The Queen James Bible is based on The King James Bible, edited to prevent homophobic misinterpretation.” More is to come for sure.

This display of soft tyranny--where one experiences pressure to not exercise rights such as freedom of speech or religious expression because of fear of retribution by society or the government--has many Christians perplexed. Some want to draw the sword and harshly attack, others--probably most--want to shrink back and cede the ground to the intolerant crowd that demands tolerance. In short, we as Christians must find our war footing. The atmosphere is such that a harsh response only fans the flames of those pointing their hypocritical fingers at Chrisitians who have been labeld religious supremicists, racists, bigots, hypocrites, etc. Too soft a response is surrendering good to evil.

Washington Times contributor Robert Knight warned Christians against complacency in his recent column ”The Danger of Complacency”: “Taking leave as "outsiders" might have made sense in an authoritarian regime like ancient Rome, but America was created as a self-governing republic where "we the people" are Caesar. When people of faith shrug and let the God-hating secular left dominate the public square, they're not only being bad citizens but, as Edmund Burke noted, aiding the advance of evil. Sharing the Gospel and actively engaging in citizenship are not mutually exclusive. Recent events should shake people from complacency and spur them to get more involved in public policy, not less.”

Herein is a dilemma. What is the balance between aggressively fighting a political agenda and showing the light of Christ to a very dark and dying world? We cannot give up. But it is all in how we present ourselves. We need to change the conversation and take a stand or we are going to lose our freedom. In doing so, we cannot be haughty and belligerent, rather we must present the truth in love. That doesn’t mean being submissive and walking around like we are on a different planet. It means we must engage society as Jesus has instructed. Our lack of proper engagement has resulted in this slippery slope of tyranny. Remember Romans 12:21, “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Study the depth of these words and then speak boldly as you ought to speak, and having done all, stand.​


​White House close to deal giving Iran nuclear arms

The White House is expected to soon announce a deal with Iran claiming it will prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. In reality, it will enable the terrorist sponsoring state to go nuclear. The “president” has crossed into the prophetically dangerous waters of assisting a nation who comes against Israel in the end time Ezekiel 38 battle. The Iranians have made it clear their goal, even during the nuclear negotiations, holding demonstrations in Tehran chanting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” The Weekly Standard revealed that two separate reports, one from the UN and the other from Germany, confirm Iran continues to build its nuclear and ballistic missiles program.

Flashback to June of 2009. A foreign policy analysis of the first six months of the current Administration revealed that its foreign policy favored the sponsors of terrorism and nations unfriendly to Israel while snubbing traditional American allies. It started with the White House snubbing the longstanding relationship with Great Britain. At the same time, the White House extended the diplomatic olive branch to the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism, Iran, by signaling a willingness to open diplomatic discussions--even as the strong-armed, Sharia law, government cracked down on protestors of a rigged election by killing them in cold blood in the streets and threatening to execute members of the opposition party.

But the most appalling foreign policy change by the White House is its treatment of Israel. The Administration used its influence to collapse the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. When that didn’t work, foreign policy blackmail was used tying America’s opposition to Iranian nuclear weapons to Israel’s acceptance of a terrorist Palestinian state dividing in two the nation of Israel. There are many more examples of how in the very first months of this Administration, the White House sided with Islamists while throwing traditional allies, such as Israel, under the bus.  This ignores the warning of the Lord regarding Israel in Genesis 12:3 that He will “curse him that curses thee.”

Seven years later, there is still no “Palestinian” state and the White House is true to its word. It is negotiating a deal with Iran that will lead to Iran having nuclear weapons. The news reports will hail this deal as landmark toward limiting nuclear weapons and Secretary of State John Kerry will likely be touted for the Nobel Peace Prize. Reality, however, is that the world became a far more dangerous place as Iran will continue to develop its nuclear technology with deadly aims toward Israel and the US. Jesus said in Matthew 6:24, “No man can serve two masters.” Neither can this nation serve God by pressuring Israel and bowing to satan by appeasing Islam and Iran. ​​​


​The prophetic people’s response to a hostile society Part 2

Many people are upset about the condition of our society. It seems that it has accelerated in growing darker and darker over the past decade. Indeed, the lack of common sense in administering our laws and the decisions of the courts has caused a great decline. We must remember, however, that just because something is legal, it doesn’t make it moral or ethical. The standard of morality doesn’t change. The foundation of law is from the lawgiver, God himself, who gave the law from which all law is derived. It is the devices of man, the commandments of men, that are not steadfast. Irrespective of what society does and is, the fulcrum of society, even the cornerstone, is the church, which is failing America.

This is similar to Congress. Everyone complains about “Congress” and “politicians.” But when it comes to identifying specific ones, the majority believe their “congressman” is doing fine, so they re-elect him. Same with “churches” and “pastors.” People can complain about other churches and pastors, but believe theirs is just fine. We all need some self examination here. Many will become more honest and say that they know their pastor is preaching bad doctrine, but they don’t want to leave because of their “church family.” Understood. But look at the impact on America. Church is not a country club, nor should it be. Pastors who teach extra-biblical, self-indulgence are leading their flocks astray.

If you know they are teaching a false doctrine or supporting things that are contrary to God’s word, then you will be held accountable. These teachers have contributed to the moral decay of our nation. Tolerating such is also having a rippling affect on our society. We are not supposed to be attending church as a “checkmark” of being a good person, neither as part of a self-help club where we get a feel good message and think we are improving ourselves. As Paul writes in Galatians 2:20, “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me.” It’s not about you, it’s about Christ. It’s not about you improving yourself, it’s about Christ in you being shown to glorify your Father in heaven.

Many Christians and the “church” have largely turned inward, striving for self improvement behind four walls where sin is judged or tolerated rather than engaged with truth in love. Many have fallen into the trap of following the teachings of self-interested charismatic people rather than taking responsibility to know the Word of God themselves. If we do not know the Word, how can we express it to those who are hurting and seeking? Laziness is like salt with no savor, “good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.” Take the time to know the Word of God. Don’t allow others to define it to you on their terms. Become salt and light. Don’t just complain about the world, change it by engaging with it. It does no good to improve yourself if Christ is not revealed through you to a dark and dying world.


The prophetic people’s response to a hostile society Part 1

The Supreme Court decision legally redefining marriage has shaken most Americans to the core. Many Christian Americans see the handwriting on the wall that free speech and freedom of religion are next. Already, those who disagree with the decision are being labeled bigots, hate mongers and religious supremacists. The more that Christians are able to be slotted into these categories, the easier it will be for wicked politicians and purveyors of false doctrine to demonize Christians and take away freedom of speech and of religious expression. Act, we must. Stand, we must. But it is in how we respond that will either turn the tide of moral depravity in this nation or accelerate it into deeper darkness. 

Many have written asking how to respond. We need to change the dialogue. Instead of being viewed as judgmental on one end of the spectrum or hypocritical by embracing the sin (as several denominations already have done), we must study how Christ handled fallen culture and emulate him--Beginning with the pulpit. Jesus had little patience with false teachers and often warned of them. He called them hypocrites in Mark 7:6-7, “This people honor me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” In Matthew 23, Jesus called them fools, blind, whitewashed sepulchres. Those pastors, reverends, priests, who are teaching false, extra-biblical and self-indulgent doctrine need to be removed or you need to sit under a true Bible teaching pastor.

But to know good doctrine, you must study the word of God, especially how Jesus handled sinners. No pastor is going to stand in your place on judgment day. It will be you who will account for your life. So know your Word. Make it a point to do so. It is life or death to so many. Understand that Jesus stood the ground against sin through truth and love. He didn’t judge or condemn sinners, but met them where they were and allowed them to be convicted by their own conscience. The woman at the well in John 4, the adulteress in John 8 are examples. But we must remember in John 3:17 Jesus said, “For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

It is not for us to judge or condemn. John 8:9 says, “And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience...” Stand on the truth of the Word, make it known that you have a Biblical worldview, and be wise and gentle. In summary, we need to change the conversation. Get away from or remove those pastors that are not aligned with the word of God. Know the word of God yourself, not based on some study by someone else, but on your study. The Holy Spirit will guide you if you seek the truth. Engage people through your words and actions, but allow them the freedom to be convicted by their own conscience. Understand you are a lamb among wolves and be protected and led by the Good Shepherd. ​


The unbiblical illegal problem

The “president’s” refusal to secure the border and to enforce immigration laws is causing crime rates to soar, according to the federal government’s US Sentencing Commission. Breitbart reports that the US Sentencing Commission has released data indicating that while illegal immigrants account for about 3.5 percent of the US population, they represented 36.7 percent of federal sentences in FY 2014 following criminal convictions. Meanwhile, the Department of Health and Human Services, the anchor of socialist healthcare, is escorting 9 of 10, 90%, of illegal minors crossing the border to relatives or friends of family in the US, some of which may also be living in the country illegally.

According to FY 2014 USSC data, of 74,911 sentencing cases, citizens accounted for 43,479 (or 58.0%), illegal immigrants accounted for 27,505 (or 36.7%), legal immigrants made up 3,017 (or 4.0%), and the remainder (about 1%) were cases in which the offender was either extradited or had an unknown status. Illegal immigrants represented 16.8% of drug trafficking cases, 20.0% of kidnapping/hostage taking, 74.1% of drug possession, 12.3% of money laundering, and 12.0% of murder convictions. These statistics underscore that the alleged murder of a San Francisco woman by an illegal alien with a criminal record is no isolated incident, but exacerbated by government refusal to enforce immigration laws.

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). 

Numbers 9:14 says, “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. There appears to be little regard of any law of the nation, including voting illegally. There is no “right” of citizenship. There is a legal path to becoming a citizen, which includes an oath to obey the laws. The problem, however, is not just illegal alien criminals, it is the politicians who are allowing two ordinances--one for the law abiding citizen and another for the illegal immigrant.​


Standing on the Word of God

There are a lot of bad things going on in the world-the Islamic State, the lack of jobs, politicians releasing criminals that kill steal and destroy lives, the underhanded dealings of the IRS, government spying, giving Iran nuclear capability, changing marriage--it all seems overwhelming. The next problem is bigger than the one before, and they seem to be building on one another far  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. It is like a demonic spirit that has engulfed our nation and is strangling its good sense. In this time, remember who you are.

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.​​


A prophetic people can prevail

I spent this past weekend in the place of my roots, Northeastern Ohio. From Thursday through Sunday night, there were Fourth of July celebrations. Young kids dressed in red, white and blue, stars and stripes swimming trunks, teens wearing USA baseball caps, young men and women in patriotic clothing, and of course us older folks with our own brand of patriotism. There is something good about patriotism, about nationalism for America. Throughout the weekend, in most every conversation with folks young and old alike, there were conversations about God, Country and Family. I say this because there is so much bad news about America, but there really is so much good about it within the grass roots.

My son, my wife, one of his friends from college, and I sat around a fire talking about the nation and how it has strayed from God. We talked about Jesus Christ and the necessity of having Him at the center of our lives. We talked about how the Church has given up so much ground to the government and is not effective in teaching the Word of God or holding people accountable to what is right; how it has become a country club in many cases looking inward with self-indulgence and extra-biblical teachings. We talked about consequences of bad leadership and how that contrasts with the judgment of God. We discussed the deep challenges faced by the current generation--not from the perspective of fear, but of hope.

If a boat ride around Portage Lakes is any indicator, there were many other conversations taking place about the condition of our country and its citizens. America is still alive, it’s not on life support. There is still a spirit of ’76, that revolutionary spirit that defined freedom and equality, fomented worldwide evangelism, and established a beacon of hope for those oppressed around the world. Hope. That’s part of what it is about. We have to have hope that we can turn all this around. And we have to act. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” If we have hope, the substance of that is faith. It starts with each of us individually. We have to have faith. 

There us much written about the coming persecution and the failing of America. While things look bleak, we need to focus on the good within us and around us. We need to start today. If 12 men did what was claimed in Acts 17:6, what can we do? With our faith, the substance of our hope, can we too, turn the world upside down? Yes we can. Believe the good report. Be as Christ said in his Sermon on the Mount “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under a bushel, but on a lamp stand; and it gives light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”

Let us remember the American Revolution

As we approach the day of our Independence from Britain, it may be helpful to be reminded of the sufferance of the Founding Fathers and what was going through their minds as they decided to take on the most powerful political and military force on the planet. They said, “A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” What happens when that “Prince” collectively becomes the Supreme Court, the Congress and the Executive Branch working in concert with one another toward a world order foreign and detrimental to the people they are charged with representing and to the Constitution they vowed to uphold? What are citizens to do?

The Declaration of Independence is a masterful document that served as the true “preamble” to our Constitution. It begins by saying: “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

“--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. 

“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.”  The signatures of 56 men were written on the Declaration after this sentence: “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”

In other words, they risked everything. They counted the cost. They understood the will of God. They acted. This Independence Day, please take time to remind yourself and others about the sufferance of those who made such a pledge on their Lives, Fortunes, and sacred Honor. Please contemplate our national condition. Please seek God. For as Peter and the disciples said in Acts 5:29, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” And recall the words of James 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.” The body without spirit is dead, faith without works is also dead. Please consider your destiny.

We need to study the gospels and see how Jesus handled fallen culture. We need to engage with love in Spirit and Truth. We need to hold one another accountable. Jesus had little patience with the Pharisees. If pastors are not aligned with the Word, end your association. Fight the good fight politically by standing firm, but let us not do it in a way that represents Christ wrongly. This is a time where we need to show Christ to the world through the way we live and how we treat others, wise as serpents and gentle as doves. We need to change our strategy by getting back to how Christ changed the world. He is our example. He is the way, the truth and the life. He established the standard. We should follow God not man.​


Prophetic warnings in dark times

1 Peter 5:14-17 says, “If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters.Yet if any man suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. 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?” As the culture war in America rages, recent events should serve as a prophetic warning to the “house of God” and the need for strategic change.

Could it be that the legalization of abortion in 1973 was a prophetic warning that the “house of God” needed to get right with the Lord and do his will? Was the redefinition of the most basic institution of society yet another dire prophetic message to the “house of God”? There are consequences to Pastors being concerned about money with their 501C3s; extra-biblical, emotional and self-indulgent teachings; giving over the pulpit to those not believing that the Bible is the inerrant and infallible word of God; the winking at sin; the lack of accountability; religious pride; and the list goes on. We cannot expect society to change if we, ourselves, are amiss. Is it no wonder that judgment begins in the “house of God”?

Judges 21:25 says, “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” The word of God is often watered down or shelved completely for other types of teaching. Jesus, in many places, is not even King in his own house. Romans 10:14 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” It goes on to ask how shall they call on him if they haven’t believed, how can they believe if they haven’t heard, how shall they hear without a preacher? If the word is not being preached in truth and spirit (which is also accountability), should we be surprised that God becomes evil spoken of? Should we be surprised that our society is in such fallen condition?

I have observed Christian reactions to the Supreme Court marriage decision. Often, we have behaved no differently than the world with shrill anger, judgmental proclamations, or in some cases, a blasphemed embracing of the sin with the sinner. We seem to be fighting the culture war on the terms of the evildoer. We are getting wrapped around the world’s way. What did Jesus tell us to do? Spread the good news, the gospel, to the world and make disciples. If disciples are made, the light of God shines and the condition of the nation, the world, improves. We need to repent. 


Supreme Consequences: LA Times Vilifies Christians

The ink was hardly dry on the Supreme Court’s rewrite of US marriage laws when the LA Times wrote a story not so subtly characterizing Bible-believing Christians as racists, murderers, bigots, and ignorant. The story, “Mississippi in limbo over high-court’s same sex marriage ruling,” began by pointing out that a very elated Mississippi same sex couple got “married” after the court’s decision, while another same sex couple minutes later was refused a license to “marry.” Mississippi’s Attorney General Jim Hood stopped same sex marriages until the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals approves same sex marriage in the state. Then the LA Times began its anti-Christian tirade.

The build up went like this: “ Mississippi, long at the heart of America's most divisive issues, from slavery to school integration, once again dug in its heels against the winds of change...shows that even a ruling by the nation's highest court cannot force immediate change where opposition is so deeply entrenched...To understand Mississippi's resistance to gay marriage, it helps to look at its legacy as a deeply religious and conservative state. This is where three civil rights workers were killed by the Ku Klux Klan in the 1960s; where James Meredith became the first black student to enroll in Ole Miss, but only after a violent confrontation; and where the Confederate symbol is still part of the official state flag.”

The story went on to say, “It is where 59% of residents described themselves as “very religious” in a 2014 Gallup Poll, higher than any other state, and where 86% of voters in 2004 approved a ban on same-sex marriage.” Then it quoted spokespersons from American Family Radio and the American Family Association explaining why Christians believe what they believe, and painted what they said as ignorant and inflammatory. Then the story quoted people from the streets in Tupelo speaking against same sex marriage, implying that “those attitudes” led to a homosexual being “run down by a car while walking home” in September 2011. 

Then the story quoted a tolerant pastor who, after marrying a same sex couple, said, “We live in the Bible Belt. People here believe that homosexuality is a sin...There's racial supremacy and religious supremacy.” A pastor said this! This is why the consequences of the Supreme Court decision will have the most severe ramifications on Christians. 1 Peter 4:17 says, “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” Making same sex marriage legal doesn’t make it moral. The standard, the word of God, never changes. Yet much of the church turns a blind eye to truth. This particular Supreme Court decision, just as the one legalizing abortion, is a test for Christianity in this country. We all will be held accountable by our response.

Supreme’s marriage decision creates dire prophetic situation

The Supreme Court has trampled your freedom of speech and of religion with its arrogant invention of a new right by twisting the due process provision of the 14th Amendment. In the majority opinion, the Court warns that if you disagree, you will be vilified, something not lost on Justice Alito, who wrote in dissent: “I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.” Jesus said in Matthew 10:22, “And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.“ The hate is about to be revealed to American Christians.

Justice Robert’s dissent concurs: “Hard questions arise when people of faith exercise religion in ways that may be seen to conflict with the new right to same-sex marriage—when, for example, a religious college provides married student housing only to opposite-sex married couples, or a religious adoption agency declines to place children with same-sex married couples. Indeed, the Solicitor General candidly acknowledged that the tax exemptions of some religious institutions would be in question if they opposed same-sex marriage...There is little doubt that these and similar questions will soon be before this Court. Unfortunately, people of faith can take no comfort in the treatment they receive from the majority today.”

Justice Thomas agrees: “Aside from undermining the political processes that protect our liberty, the majority’s decision threatens the religious liberty our Nation has long sought to protect...In our society, marriage is not simply a governmental institution; it is a religious institution as well. Today’s decision might change the former, but it cannot change the latter. It appears all but inevitable that the two will come into conflict, particularly as individuals and churches are confronted with demands to participate in and endorse civil marriages between same-sex couples...the majority’s decision short-circuits that process, with potentially ruinous consequences for religious liberty.”

Christians who stand firm on the Word of God are about to enter a period of history where they will be demonized in this country. Moreover, bad things are likely to start happening all around us. It is important to not respond with emotion or anger as people will be seeking answers. We know those answers are found in Christ alone. Jesus’ words to the Disciples in Matthew 10 can serve as a guide. He said in verse 16, “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” He said not to fear those who could kill the body, but not the soul. He said to confess Him before men and He will confess you before the Father. Be wise. Be strong. Be courageous. Stand fast on the Liberty by which Christ has set you free. No man can take that freedom from you, even in man’s great oppression.


Supreme’s ruling small part of a bigger prophetic issue

The Supreme Court Ruling 6-3 in favor of socialist healthcare is just a small part of a bigger prophetic issue. In his dissent opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia may have pointed it out. He said, “Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State.’ It is hard to come up with a clearer way to limit tax credits to state Exchanges than to use the words ‘established by the State.’ And it is hard to come up with a reason to include the words ‘by the State’ other than the purpose of limiting credits to state Exchanges.” Analysis of his profound words point to two realizations about the direction of our nation that speak to its political and social health and to its spiritual condition. 

The Supreme Court ruling is really about whether the US Constitutional Republic can become socialist. According to the Supreme Court, the answer is “yes.” And it can be done so with so-called “conservative” members voting in favor of socialism. The argument in this case was the definition of the word “State.” Does it mean State, as in an individual state, or does it mean State as the “statist” government, the State? Six of these black robed oligarchs ruled that the word “State” means the federal government. 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." According to the majority on the Supreme Court, we are now all part of the socialist Federal government.

Which brings us to the spiritual condition of our nation. As Justice Scalia so astutely said, “Words no longer have meaning...” It is not just the Supreme Court, yet it should know better, but much of America that is twisting words to fit the meaning they desire. Equal under the law becomes equality in all things expressed by using the word “rights.” Its now a “right” to have government mandated healthcare. It is a “right” for the same sex to marry. It is a “right” for a woman to kill her unborn child. Its your “right” that you only have a gun for hunting purposes. All these “rights” need words twisted in some way, their meanings changed, so they can become legal under the Constitution and the laws of the nation. 

Words no longer have meaning. So what is true? What is just? And by what standard is truth and justice measured? Isaiah 59:13,14 says, “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. And justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” This prophetic word is what has happened to our nation. Psalm 35:20 speaks of enemies who “devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.” We need to to speak and act boldly with the truth of Christ. Otherwise equity is lost in the name of equity.


Prophetic Iran nuclear deal modeled after North Korea

AP reports that it has obtained confidential documents confirming the “president’s” intent to offer Iran high-tech reactors and other state-of-the-art equipment “if it agrees to crimp programs that can make atomic arms.” AP says, “the draft, entitled "Civil Nuclear Cooperation," promises to supply Iran with light-water nuclear reactors instead of its nearly completed heavy-water facility at Arak, which would produce enough plutonium for several bombs a year if completed as planned.” AP says, the US has also offered "arrangements for the assured supply and removal of nuclear fuel for each reactor provided," and offers help in the "construction and effective operation" of the reactors and related hardware.

Let’s roll back the clock to October 1994, where after 17 months of negotiations, President Bill Clinton committed the US to a nuclear deal with communist North Korea. Clinton is quoted as saying, “This US-North Korean agreement will help to achieve a long-standing and vital American objective: an end to the threat of nuclear proliferation on the Korean peninsula." Heritage Foundation archives document in an October 20 letter to North Korean strongman Kim Jong Il, Clinton vastly expanded America's commitments under the formal agreement to finance fuel shipments and reactors, and to ease its long-standing trade embargo and move toward first-ever diplomatic relations with the North.

Within 13 years on January 6, 2007, North Korea confirmed it had nuclear weapons. It had leveraged Clinton’s agreement to develop technology and fund a nuclear weapons program. It’s a sure fire bet that Iran will have nuclear weapons once yet another Democratic “president,” this one a Muslim sympathizer, hands the technology and reactors to one of the Middle East’s greatest sponsors of terrorism. History is repeating itself. This time, however, it is with a nation mentioned prominently in Ezekiel 38-39 as coming against Israel in a colossal end time battle. The “president” has admitted that the agreement will only slow Iran’s quest for a nuclear weapon, effectively kicking the nuclear can down the road apiece.

The “president” is taking giant steps toward giving nuclear weapons to an end time player and 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.” 


White House celebrates Ramadan 

The “president” had a few of his best religious friends at the White House East Room Monday night. It was the Islamic Iftar Dinner to celebrate Ramadan. Of course, these Muslims were on their best behavior as the “president” ticked down the list of American Muslims who were doing wonderful things in their lives. Not to waste a chance to lecture, the “president” told the group, “The Quran teaches that God’s children should tread gently upon the earth and, when confronted by ignorance, reply “peace.” In honoring these familiar values together--of peace and charity and forgiveness--we affirm that, whatever our faith, we’re all one family.” Well, Mr. “president,” we are not one family and your idea of the Quran is duplicitous.

There is only one God and his name is not allah. The Quran denies John 3:16 that “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” Sura 4:171 says, “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...” Sura 19:29 says, “God forbid that He Himself should beget a son!” Sura 17:111, 10:68, and 43:72-81 also deny Jesus is the Messiah. 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.” Verse 10 says to not allow those into your house or bid them God speed if they do not follow the doctrine of Christ. We are not one family.

Furthermore, the Quran teaches that Christians and Jews who do not submit to Islam must be slaughtered. Sura 9:5 says, “...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 dozens.

The celebration of Ramadan should not be allowed in the White House or on any other government property, such as the Pentagon. It symbolizes submission to Islam. No matter how this “president” or George W Bush before him tries to sugarcoat it, Islam is a major worldwide player in illegal drugs, human trafficking, sex slavery, violating women’s rights, and is the cause of death and destruction wherever it is allowed. To say otherwise is a lie. To say that we are all one family is a sorry attempt by a leader to bring an entire nation under submission to a death cult. It is offensive and an affront to the law abiding, civil-minded citizens of the kingdom of the one true God. For me and my house, we will follow the Lord. 


​Tale of two cities--Ferguson and Charleston

It is the worst of America and the best of America. Ferguson--A man attacks a police officer and after a struggle the unarmed Black man is shot dead by the White officer. Lies are told, a nation reacts, anarchists and race baiters move in. There are riots. Businesses are burnt, homes are destroyed. Anger is agitated and burns deeper than the smoldering buildings. Charleston--a young White man enters an historic Black church. He is welcomed. He stays for Bible study. He pulls out a gun and kills nine Black people in cold blood. The church and city mourn, come together, and present a Christian American response to the horror that befell them, rejecting those who encourage violence and anarchy. 

AFP reported: “Several hundred congregants, some tearful, packed the Emanuel African American Episcopal Church for a service led by visiting clergy because the congregation's pastor was among those killed by a suspected young white supremacist.The service offered still-grieving Charleston -- in another era, the American capital of the transatlantic slave trade -- a chance to mark what many argued was its triumph in thwarting the shooter's reported aim to foment racial hatred.Celebrants at Emanuel church said the accused gunman, Dylann Roof, 21, from a rural town near the state capital Columbia, had failed miserably in his quest to break their spirit of love and faith.”

Moreover, the Charleston community gathered around in support. AFP reported: “Later in the day, more than 10,000 people spread out across the 2.5-mile (four-kilometer) Arthur Ravenel Bridge to hold hands in a stunning show of solidarity with the Emanuel church...Once on the bridge and holding hands in a "unity chain" from Charleston to the middle-class suburb of Mount Pleasant, participants observed nine minutes of silence, one for each of the Emanuel massacre victims.” The people of Charleston are showing by example what Joseph explained in Genesis 50:20, “you thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save many people alive.”

Meanwhile, the “president” and other politicos are attempting to use the deaths in Charleston to advance their various political agendas. This is a stark contrast to how responsible people who love God respond to evil. We see in various places around the nation how darkness responds to darkness. We see in Charleston how children of light respond to the darkness of evil. Sure, there is anger. Sure, there is the desire for justice. Sure, there is mourning. The people of Charleston, however, see the mechanisms of hatred for what they are--the satanic attempt to kill, steal and destroy. True leadership sees the problem spiritually and addresses it accordingly, rather than stirring up more of satan’s mission.


It’s a character issue not a gun issue

The nation is in mourning and shock over the murderous rampage of a psychopath at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, SC., when the “president” wastes no time in using the tragedy to forward his Marxist agenda on gun control. In a statement from the White House, the “president” briefly expressed his condolences and then launched into a lecture about how we as a nation must disarm. He said, “Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times.  We don’t have all the facts, but we do know that, once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun.” 

He went on to say, “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries.  It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.  And it is in our power to do something about it.  I say that recognizing the politics in this town foreclose a lot of those avenues right now.  But it would be wrong for us not to acknowledge it.  And at some point it’s going to be important for the American people to come to grips with it, and for us to be able to shift how we think about the issue of gun violence collectively.” Let me state the obvious, guns can’t do a thing without someone pulling the trigger. This is a character issue, not a gun issue. 

The “president,” however, is misleading Americans. The Department of Justice and FBI report that gun ownership has increased, and at the same time, violent crime has decreased. A 2011 Gallup poll analysis concludes: “At 47%, reported gun ownership is the highest it has been in nearly two decades--a finding that may be related to Americans' dampened support for gun-control laws.” The FBI reports that violent crime decreased by 17% from 2007 to 2011. The Wall Street Journal reports that since the gun ban was struck down in Washington, DC, murders decreased from 186 in 2008 to 88 in 2012, “the lowest number since the law was enacted in 1976.” The “president” also misspoke about other countries.

WSJ documented in December 2012 school massacres and shooting sprees in England, Scotland and Australia, concluding “Within a decade of the handgun ban and the confiscation of handguns from registered owners, crime with handguns had doubled according to British government crime reports.” Gun violence is a symptom of a broader character issue. It is no more evident than in the character of leaders such as the “president” who speaks lies while using a tragedy to advance his agenda. Proverbs 6 lists things the Lord hates. Verse 17, “A proud look, a lying tongue,” and verse 19, “A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.” To borrow from the “president,” we have endured dishonesty like this too many times. Character counts. Evil is as evil does.


Deadly church violence up 422% under current “president”

The tragic attack on the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., that left nine dead has been classified as a hate crime. Police say a young white man entered the church during Wednesday night prayer, and opened fire. Police mobilized an all out military-style search for the gunman. Our hearts and prayers are for the families of the victims and the greater church family of Emanuel AME. State Senator Clementa Pinckney, the church’s pastor, who reportedly had been campaigning with Hillary Clinton prior to the service, was among those who were murdered in the shooting. Politically motivated? Racially motivated? Religiously motivated? Whatever it is, it is evil. 

Former Focus on the Family employee Carl Chinn began researching church violence after he was a responder in a standoff with a gunman who took hostages at the Focus on the Family ministry in 1996. According to his website, from 1999 through 2008, there were 186 incidents resulting in 199 deaths. Deadly incidents in churches jumped to 108 in the first year of the current “president” up from 64 the previous year. Since then, there has been an extraordinary climb in deadly church violence. Since the current “president” took office, there have been 786 incidents resulting in 370 deaths. Baptist, non denominational, and Catholic churches suffered nearly 59% of the deadly violence, Islamic 1.4%. 

Chinn’s statistics break down the incidents by denomination, but not by race. Notwithstanding, it is a tragic and curious statistic that deadly church violence since 2009 (when the current “president” took office) has increased 422% over the previous 11 years. Deaths increased 342% during the same period. It would be a reasonable prediction based on these statistics that the current “president” has arguably presided over the most violent time against churches in recent American history. He didn’t physically go out and do the violence. But his characterization of conservative Christians (pro-gun, pro-life, pro-marriage) as racists, radicals and extremists may have contributed to inciting such violence.

Growing up, I remember that church was sanctuary. There was a level of respect for a church. No one would enter a church to come after a criminal or to pursue a fight. No one would dare break the holiness of the Lord by penetrating the sanctuary of a church. Except the hate-mongers and the mentally deranged. Sadly, this has all changed. The atmosphere has been established where churches and Christians, in particular, have become targets of a dark and evil element in our society. There is no just cause for such violence. Jesus said in Matthew 24:9 that “ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” Sadly, in America over the last seven years, this hate is stronger than it ever has been.


Supreme Court could seal dark fate for US

As the Supreme Court nears its decisions on socialist healthcare and same sex marriage, the health of our nation is on the front burner of the American mindset. But there is nothing that contributes to the decline of a healthy nation more than the undermining of marriage. Government, in general, and this “president” in particular, are intrusively involved in the moral decay of America by forcing the general public to subsidize health benefits for homosexuals or the forcing of Americans to pay for abortions and contraception of others. The government is undermining healthy relationships by promoting unhealthy ones in the name of health. The Supreme Court will soon render decisions that could seal a dark fate for America.

Marriage is the social contract that is imperative to a healthy society. Family is society’s core strength. When marriage, and subsequently family, are preserved, protected, nourished and encouraged, society will be healthy. The strength of America traditionally has been found in its families. But today, this revered institution is faltering. In March of 2012, Pew Research released poll data reflecting that only 51% of adults 18 years and older are married--a record low for America. The Washington Post reports that “In 1960, for example, when most baby boomers were children, 72 percent of all adults were married. The median age for brides was barely 20, and the grooms were just a couple of years older.”

In 1963, Florida Congressman A. S. Herlong, Jr., submitted for the Congressional Record the “Current Communist Goals” excerpted from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen. Goal 40 was: “Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.” Goals 25 and 26 were: “Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”  Goal 27: “Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social”religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

The Pew study indicated that Americans are choosing to live together rather than marry; The US State Department is using foreign aid to promote homosexuality. The federal government quit defending “The Defense of Marriage Act.” Divorce is easier than ever. Homosexuality is being promoted in public schools and the military--it is essentially official government policy. The socialists and Marxists in America are succeeding in destroying our society--as planned as early as 1963 by the Communist Party. Ephesians 5:25 instructs: “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” This is a sovereign spiritual principle for a healthy and happy society. Our decisions matter, make them well.


​First Lady says Muslim women’s story is her story

I was looking at this picture of a grieving mother in Syria holding her headless daughter and what appeared to be an Islamic State barbarian holding the head. I thought to myself that these brutal animals just can’t help themselves from killing men, women, and children who will not submit to their outrageous thearchy. Then I read a story where the “first lady” went to England to address a group of hijab-clad school girls on the topic of empowering women. They are from what is described as a hotbed of London’s Islamist activity. You know what she told them? “When I look out at all these young women, I see myself. In so many ways your story is my story.” Really? 

A little less than a year ago, the UK Daily Mail reported that a nun tore down the black flag of the Islamic State in the village of Tower Hamlets. It was flying some two weeks side by side with the Palestinian flag. Tower Hamlets is considered an enclave of radical Islamists. The “first lady” described Tower Hamlets as a place where “families are tight knit...with strong values.” Breitbart reports that the values held by the ruling Islamic cabal in Tower Hamlets are not something to brag about, as “Almost half of Britain’s 1300 cases of Female Genital Mutilation last year were from London. No prizes for guess which areas these emanate from.” The epicenter of those areas, according to news reports, is Tower Hamlets.

Breitbart reports that The Mulberry School for Girls, where the “first lady” gave her talk is also a hotbed for anti-White, anti-Israel sentiment. “ has also played host to hard-left conferences sponsored by groups such as ‘War on Want’, which is closely tied to anti-Israel activities in the United Kingdom, the ‘Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’ which has its roots in communist sympathizing, and indeed the European Parliament. The Mulberry Youth Conference boasts amongst its speakers Shami Chakrabarti from left-wing campaign group Liberty, ...anti-white racist columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, hard-left activist Owen Jones, and feminist campaigner Lucy-Anne Holmes.”

Heavy sigh. The only way a woman would want to be part of Islam is if she is brainwashed or so oppressed that she fears for her very life if she leaves--which Sharia Law would certainly allow her execution if she did leave. From mutilation to abuse to human trafficking to sex slavery to honor killings, how on earth is it possible for the “first lady’s” story to be the same as an oppressed Islamic woman? Does she mean that she has submitted to an Islamic husband? What is she saying? What message is she sending by visiting and speaking to a Marxist Islamic school for girls? As 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!” 


Political dealings and back room smoke

A lot of smoke-filled back room political dealing is going on as the Republicans in Congress are bent toward handing wide-sweeping and unconstitutional powers to the “president” through the so-called Trade Promotion Authority. Friday, the bill was voted down with the help of Democrats and Republicans who haven’t lost their minds. The “president’s”  minions and a cadre of his GOP lapdogs, however, are making another run at it this week. Now they have decided to entice Democratic votes for the trade pact with a tax increase on small businesses and language that gives the IRS more authority to penalize small business owners on technicalities. Yes, Republicans throwing small business under the bus!

Christians are in a quandary. Since the Reagan Revolution, Christians have been voting largely Republican because they give lip service to keeping God in the public square, standing for traditional marriage, firmly against abortion. But the Republican record on their collective votes regarding the economy has been dismal. It was George W. Bush who started the whole quantitative easing--the federal government using your tax dollars to bail out Wall Street brokers to the tune of billions per month. This strategy to prop up the economy was placed on steroids under the current “president” in a massive effort to redistribute wealth. Republicans didn’t vote for socialist health care, but they did little to stop it.

On the speaking trail, Republican leaders hit God and country issues that tug on the heartstrings of middle class Christian America. In the Washington, DC smoke-filled back rooms, they play the political game with the liars and deceivers. It seems they do not understand that they were elected to stand for what is right, not make deals that would have been worse if they hadn’t negotiated. There are times when it is not in the best interest of citizens to negotiate, but rather to stand firm. It appears, they are too involved in playing the game, instead of doing the right thing. At least the Democrats are honest about their immoral and ungodly agenda. Republicans get elected and then they join in the depravity.

When the “church” became so self-indulgent and extra-biblical, it abrogated many of its duties to the government. Instead of engaging society with the good news of the gospel, the “church” has pulled back. It has largely become a self-help club that people join, and, “oh by the way,” they talk about Jesus once in a while, but don’t really know him and why he did what he did, or what Christians are supposed to do as a light to others. Hence, deception makes easy prey. First and foremost, we must listen to the words of Jesus in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Then we must begin changing society by letting our light so shine before men. It took us a while to get in this condition, it will take a while to restore our nation. But we need to start now and we need to be aggressive about it. 


One world government gear links

The gears of the one world government have been fitting together for decades. All part of competing interests are the United Nations; the Bilderberg Group, which is currently meeting in Austria; the European Union; the Russia-China Cooperation Agreement; The Muslim Brotherhood; the Islamic State, and others. They work together sometimes. They work against one another sometimes. They have a common goal: to rule the world. It would appear also that the United States is part and parcel to that group, not only as a member of some, but by wielding the most powerful economic and military machine on earth. The US has its own global government goals, and most Americans think it is for the good. 

We have witnessed first-hand how the current occupant of the Oval Office has changed the complexion of the American presence around the world. His first major foreign policy speech in June 2009 outlined how he planned to embrace the Islamic world-view in foreign policy. He then went on to foment, instigate and support Islamic revolution throughout Northern Africa and the Middle East in Arab Spring. At times, the US is fighting al Qaeda and the Islamic State. Other times, these ruthless barbarians are our allies. We fight them in Iraq where they kill and maim our sons and daughters. We supply them weapons, equipment and training when they are fighting in Libya and Syria. It’s all part of the bigger plan.

These are the more obvious gear-teeth grinding away at the one world order. There are many gears secretly placed behind the gears. One was about to slip by the public, but was exposed in recent weeks. The Congress is voting to give the “president” wide-sweeping authority to negotiate a secret trade pact with Pacific Rim nations. Whistleblowers in both houses of Congress and in many non-mainstream media are revealing the problems with this authority. Aside from giving up national sovereignty on human rights, business conduct, immigration, taxes and a host of other items, Congress is on the precipice of giving the “president” authority to bypass Congress and keep in secret most all foreign policy moves.

It starts with the trade pact being secret and not openly debated. Where does it end? These seemingly-competing one world government entities seek to rule the world with their point of view. America is no different, but the point of view has changed. Giving any president the authority to bypass open debate, Congress, and Constitutional authority is dangerous. Even more so under an Islamic Marxist. If you follow eschatology, the end game can be found in Revelation 13:16-17. Speaking of the Beast: “And he caused all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” This is when the secret gears become visible. America’s current direction is a great danger.


​Secret trade pact has sweeping unconstitutional powers

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions and California Congressman Duncan Hunter, both Republicans, are trying to blow the whistle on the “president’s” trade pact--the conditions of which have been kept secret. Sessions said on the Sean Hannity Show that “it is far more than a trade agreement. It is a creating of an economic union. The congressional resource said it is a wide-ranging political and economic partnership that is created where the Sultan of Brunei gets one vote. The president of the United States gets one vote. Twelve countries--they have the ability to add other treaties and pass them. They have the ability to deal with climate issues, wage issues and environmental issues.” 

Hunter says that Congress is about to give the president unprecedented extra-Constitutional authority on immigration, climate change and other political issues. Sessions says he has seen the agreement three times and it consists of several hundred pages with about 50 pages laying out a Pacific Economic Union where Congress has no input on political issues such as taxes on climate change. In a joint statement, they said, “...Congress would be formally authorizing the President to finalize the creation of this Pacific Union and will have surrendered its legislative prerogatives. Before a word, line, paragraph, or page of this plan is made public, Congress will have agreed to give up its treaty powers.”

The joint statement says, “The Trans-Pacific Partnership resembles a treaty more than a trade confers the power to both compel and restrict changes to US policy, to commit the US to new international obligations, and to cede sovereign authority to a foreign body. Specifically, TPP calls for the formation of a permanent political and economic union known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission, which will have the power to issue regulations impacting not only trade but immigration, the environment, labor, and commerce. This global union would be able to add new member countries and, because TPP is a ‘living agreement,’ it will be able to change the agreement after its ratification.”

Very few congressmen and senators have read the pact, which is kept in secret. Sessions and Hunter state: “In its rush to approve these new powers for the President, Congress risks the jobs, wages, rights, and sovereignty of US citizens. [sic the president] demands we give him this new authority, yet he refuses to answer even the most basic questions about it. What we do know is that whatever structure the President creates with these new powers—we are told that the plan is ‘the most progressive in history’—it will endure long after he has left office.” Let us pray that the rest of Congress becomes an Ephesians 5:11 body, having “no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” The Greek word for “reprove” in this verse means to convince with solid, compelling evidence, especially to expose. Let it be so.


Prophetic changing of times and laws in America

We--you and me--are in a struggle for our very freedom. No amount of soft-selling, wishful thinking, justifying, or turning a blind eye can hide the fact. As Christian Americans, our freedom is on the line. Just as it was in the days of the American Revolution, even the Civil War, and World War II. In this day in America, the enemy is the antichrist spirit and it manifests itself by those who establish immorality as equality, death cults as religious, and in those who seek common ground thinking they are trying to bring peace and understanding. We are living in an age of great deception where good is spoken of as evil and our freedom is at stake. The question is will we stand and fight for what is just and right to keep it?

I have heard many severe and negative comments about Pamela Geller, president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, for launching a campaign exposing Islam for its free-speech repression in America. “She didn’t need to provoke them,” some say. Others say, “It was like yelling ‘fire’ in a theater” when referring to her organization’s “Draw Mohammad” cartoon contest. Yes, she could have chose many ways to expose this submission by America to Sharia law. But, no, it is not like yelling “fire” in a theater--there are laws against that. Free speech does not extend to such an act because it is intended to create panic at risk of injury to others. Geller and company are making a point about our freedom.

You don’t have to agree with the way that she is making her point. You might, however, consider why this point is having to be made. Islam is creating havoc around the world. It is responsible for human trafficking--the selling of women and children as sex slaves; sale of illegal drugs; violation of women’s rights; the brutal crucifixion, beheading, and murdering of Christian and Jewish men, women, and children throughout the world because they disagree with Islam and will not submit to it. We have seen even in America, Islamists perform honor killings on their own daughters for disobeying family rules. And even now, the US Supreme Court has favored Sharia Law by its ruling on hijabs in the workplace.

Geller dares to violate Sharia Law in a nation where Sharia Law is illegal and unconstitutional, and Islam threatens to behead her. Islam is colonizing the US and demanding Americans submit to its laws and customs. Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty with which Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Islam is bondage. It is the antichrist system. What we are seeing may be a type and shadow of Daniel 7:25’s beast: “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws.” These Islamists, assisted by our leaders, are wearing us out by rewriting history and changing the nature of our laws. You and me are in a struggle for our freedom. We need to take it spiritually and personally.​​​​


The prophetic battle over free speech

Free speech is the cornerstone of liberty. The Great Commission is accelerated because of freedom of speech. Christ said “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15).” This command is premised on the very basic foundation of communication--speaking freely one to another. In Ephesians 6, the Apostle Paul prayed that he “may open his mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel.” The book of Acts has many examples of the struggle between religious leaders and the Apostles over free speech. In today’s America, there is a prophetic battle over the exercise of free speech where the forces of darkness are trying to silence the gospel in society. Your response is key.

Islam wishes to silence you. Islam is based on submission. Islam’s laws have no room for Christianity or Judaism. Submission to the false prophet Mohammad and his writings is eroding your free speech and your eventual ability to speak boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel. In America, this is an example of soft tyranny. Misguided leaders point to Islam as a religion of peace. Ignoring the facts of history and current events, they say that those advocating jihad are only extremists. They want Christians and Jews to toe up to a line of silence about the teachings of Islam. There are people who are losing their heads across the Middle East for speaking Christ or for being Jews. They can speak no more.

Another group that seeks to silence Christianity are the homosexuals. They disguise their evangelical strategy of recruiting youth into their lifestyle using words like bullying, equality, and hate speech. They anchor in our public schools as opponents of bullies, when in reality, they bully everyone who opposes their agenda. They target Christian businesses who refuse to participate in their agenda and bring them up on charges of hate speech or violating equal rights. Their attack is directly aimed at the word of God. If your worldview is one that the Bible is the infallible and inerrant Word of God, then you must adhere to the scriptures that God is constant and that homosexuality is abomination. 

In both cases--homosexuality and Islam--Bible-believing Christians are expected to ignore the commands of God and not only tolerate, but embrace anti-christ beliefs. Islam and homosexuality have no respect for your beliefs. They wish to silence you in the name of free speech. The Founding Fathers understood the basic right of free speech. They wisely guaranteed this right. We as a free people, however, must stand to keep this right. To willingly be silent is submission. This submission becomes law without legislation and precept upon precept is accepted until your right has been voluntarily surrendered. Evil advances deceptively saying it is peaceful or righteous when in reality it is the opposite. We must respond as Paul by speaking boldly as we ought to speak and standing fast in the liberty by which Christ made us free.

Good News for times such as these

With all the bad news in the headlines, I often receive emails asking about how to cope with stress and anger over the condition of the economy and the moral condition of the nation. Many are out of work and cannot find jobs. Interesting that with all the government programs, many do not qualify to even receive help for food or other essentials. A couple people have written saying that they visited all the churches in their area, and none would help them--this truly speaks to the condition of our nation. Still others are stressed over the non ending wars and nation-building, the police state, the gloomy economy, the specter of homosexual marriage, and other declining issues of morality. How do we cope, they ask?

I have been writing about current events from a Biblical world view nearly every day for 13 years and six months. The news has not improved. At one time, prophetically inspired events occurred once every couple of weeks. Now, there seem to be several per day. Time is truly accelerating. I have often written that we cannot stop the march of prophecy, but we can determine our place in it. Certainly, my study of the end times suggests that things are not going to get better the closer we get to the return of Christ. I believe that the Lord has allowed my wife and I to experience very, very difficult times in the recent past to prepare us for the days ahead and to assist others as we experience those days.

The Holy Scriptures are the best means to cope. In them, you will find tremendous wisdom and solace. While reading them regularly, you will grow closer in your relationship with God. For my wife, during her long and death-defying illness, Psalms gave her hope and comfort. The other day I was feeling the need to hear from my Father in heaven. I picked up my Bible and just thumbed through some pages. The one I settled on for no particular reason happened to be Ecclesiastes 3. This is the chapter where Solomon says there is a season for all things. Most know of these verses, but we are not quite so familiar with the ones that immediately follow. My eyes zoomed in on Verses 11-13:

“He (God) has made everything suited to its time; also he has given human beings an awareness of eternity; but in such a way that they can’t fully comprehend, from beginning to end, the things God does. I know that there is nothing better for them to do than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live. Still, the fact that everyone can eat and drink and enjoy the good that results from all his work, is a gift of God.”  This connected with my spirit. The gift of life is from God and we should enjoy it no matter what is going on around us. Let’s not focus on the negatives, but rather on the gift of life and salvation. Jesus came that we might have life and have it abundantly. That’s good news we can count on!


​New Trade Deal--evil deeds done in secret

This message from the “president” is quoted on the White House website: “My administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and efffectiveness in government.” Maybe the typo in the word “effectiveness” sums up the commitment. This White House is known for its secrecy from not responding to Freedom of Information Act requests to meetings with known Islamic extremists to socialist healthcare and now a secret trade bill that apparently globalizes your existence. 

There is quite a bit of hype written on about the secret trade bill, well not really. There is much written about how the trade bill empowers women, but then the bait and switch to the White House trade policy being good for women. This is just an example--introduce the concept of the legislation, but then talk about policy without telling anyone what is in the legislation. That worked pretty well in passing the socialist Affordable Care Act that is neither affordable nor provides good care. This trade bill, however, must be a whopper because not even the Republicans, many who support it, are talking details--Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “we have to pass it to find out what’s in it” mentality prevails.

This trade bill is likely full of items that restrict your Constitutional liberties and are an offense to your faith. One provision is reported to impact where your personal records are sent, who can view this information, and how it can be used--raising questions about privacy. There are other concerns about climate change, immigration, gay rights, and abortion. Americans need a discernment decipher ring to reveal the codes. But here is a hint: Privacy is new code for spying on you; Climate change is new code for taxing businesses and wealth redistribution; Gay rights is new code for suppression of religion and free speech; Immigration is new code for no border security; Family planning is code for abortion. Get the picture?

Most politicians see the globalization of trade as a positive socio-economic step. This is why Republicans are supporting this trade pact. There are also reports that much of the trade pact must be kept secret for five years. This is not good for anyone, especially given the Islamist Marxist sitting in the Oval Office who has routinely lied about his commitment to an “unprecedented level of openness in government.” Psalm 64 speaks of the secret counsel of the wicked. Verse 5 says, “They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they talk of laying snares secretly; they say, Who shall see them?” We do not have to “see” to discern. We should demand accountability to prevent commitments of evil made on our behalf.


Islamic revolution to overthrow US begins Boston?

The FBI had been investigating Usaamah Abdullah Rahim and Dawud Sharif (David) Wright, both residing in Massachusetts, for several federal criminal offenses, including terrorism. The investigation became very public June 2 in Boston when Rahim attacked police officers with a military knife and was shot dead. Conspiracy theories aside, the Boston Marathon bombing and the details surrounding this incident could well represent a pattern emerging in America where Islam is beginning a revolution, a jihad, to take over America using violent force. Rahim and Wright, according to the FBI affidavit filed by Special Agent J. Joseph Galietta, were plotting to behead activist Pamela Geller. 

Geller, President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, found herself in the national spotlight last month when an off-duty police officer working security thwarted an attack at her organization's contest for Prophet Mohammed drawings in Garland, Texas. Since then, the Islamic State (IS) has vowed to kill Geller. CNN reports that officials believe the 26 year old Rahim was radicalized by IS. Geller told CNN, “They targeted me for violating Sharia blasphemy laws. They mean to kill everyone who doesn't do their bidding and abide by their law voluntarily. This is a showdown for American freedom. Will we stand against this savagery or bow down to them and silence ourselves?"

FBI Agent Galietta’s affidavit states that the FBI intercepted a phone call between Rahim and his accomplice Wright where Rahim expressed that he was going to attack police officers instead of Geller because they were the easiest targets and that he didn’t want to wait so long to behead Geller. Rahim was recorded as saying, “Yeah, I’m going to be on vacation right here in Massachusetts...I’m just going to ah go after them, those boys in blue. Cause, ah, it’s the easiest target and, ah, the most common is the easiest for me...” Galientta stated that “going on vacation” was code for committing a jihadist act. The affidavit states that shortly after the conversation Rahim attacked the police officers and was fatally shot.

The FBI affidavit states that Wright admitted to a Sunday meeting with Rahim and a third person in Rhode Island, and “at that meeting, RAHIM told WRIGHT and the third person that he was going to behead the intended victim in another state. WRIGHT indicated that he agreed with RAHIM’s plan and supported it.” Islam’s intent is to takeover the US. It is a showdown for freedoms of speech and religion. While there are Islamic colonies across the US, the beginning of an Islamic revolution ironically appears to be fomenting in Boston. Jeremiah 51 speaks of God’s vengeance on Babylon for the violence done to the Lord. Verse 14 says, “Surely I will fill thee with men, as with locusts, and they shall lift up a battle cry against thee.” We must work harder to let our light shine before men to honor our Father in heaven lest the darkness prevail.​​


USA Freedom Act Gestapo-like shell game

It is a very rare thing these days when the “president,” the House, and the Senate agree on something. They did so on revising and extending the Patriot Act with another misnamed “spy on all US citizens” bill called the USA Freedom Act. Americans have become accustomed to major laws that are named the exact opposite of what they do--Patriot Act, Affordable Care Act, No Child Left Behind Act, Clean Air Act and so on. When this “president” and this Congress agree on anything, it should raise your suspicion. The USA Freedom Act is a shell game being played on all Americans. It is another opportunity to continue spying on every American citizen, shifting accountability to a secret court. 

Now all the federal government has to do is get approval to gather your phone records from an unconstitutional secret court called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The National Journal reports that “the Freedom Act calls for a transition within 6 months to a system where phone companies provide records to government spies on an as-needed, more-targeted basis after judicial approval is obtained from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.” The government’s spying on US citizens was exposed and after much outrage, it was reinstated under a different procedure, hoping that Americans would be content that they won a victory for privacy. But your privacy ends “as needed.”

In June 2013, the UK Guardian released an investigative story on how the White House used the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to bypass the Patriot Act. The Guardian published documents submitted to the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, signed by Attorney General Eric Holder July 29, 2009. The documents show that the White House used this court to back door “authority” to collect information on American citizens. The Guardian reported that the broad scope of the court orders and nature of the procedures established in the documents appeared “to clash” with assurances from the White House that our telephone and email information could not be accessed without warrants. 

The White House knows how to use this secret court to spy on all Americans. The USA Freedom Act is just appeasement to make people think the government has corrected something. In reality, Congress and the White House have just back-doored their ability to oppress your freedom. As written in Jeremiah 6:14, “They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.” In John 3:20, Jesus said, “For everyone that does evil hates the light, neither comes to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed.” We need to continue to expose these deeds and demand accountability, otherwise your freedom of religion and of speech will be crushed in darkness.​


Supreme Court’s prophetic ruling to establish Sharia Law

The US Supreme Court recognized Sharia Law in its ruling EEOC v Abercrombie & Fitch. The Court ruled that clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch could not discriminate against Samantha Elauf by not hiring her because she wore a hijab to the job interview. Citing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prevents racial and religious discrimination in hiring practices, the Court set a precedence that Sharia Law can indeed trump traditional hiring practices and, quite frankly, Constitutional freedoms, if the religious test is applied. Among the petitioners were the Council on Islamic American Relations and the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination League. The decision will be the linchpin in establishing Sharia Law in America.

The opinion states: “Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits a prospective employer from refusing to hire an applicant in order to avoid accommodating a religious practice that it could accommodate without undue hardship. The question presented is whether this prohibition applies only where an applicant has informed the employer of his need for an accommodation.” Further, the Court states, “Samantha Elauf is a practicing Muslim who, consistent with her understanding of her religion’s requirements, wears a headscarf.” These words and the ruling in favor of Islam may forever change how the US Constitution is applied in Sharia Law cases. It opens the door to every exception of Sharia when it clashes with US law.

Justice Clarence Thomas was the only dissenter. He wrote: “Because the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can prevail here only if Abercrombie engaged in intentional discrimination, and because Abercrombie’s application of its neutral Look Policy does not meet that description, I would affirm the judgment of the Tenth Circuit...I would hold that Abercrombie’s conduct did not constitute “intentional discrimination.” Abercrombie refused to create an exception to its neutral Look Policy for Samantha Elauf’s religious practice of wearing a did not treat religious practices less favorably than similar secular practices, but instead remained neutral with regard to religious practices.”

Thomas got it wrong, too. The Supreme Court should have first determined whether Islam was a religion or a theocracy. The US Constitution, by nature of the Sovereignty of the United States as a nation, cannot uphold theocratic law because that would be recognizing a form of government (such as a caliphate) antithetical to the US Constitution. Elauf was wearing a hijab because the law of the theocracy, Sharia Law, required it, not because the hijab was essential to her religious practice. In this case, Islam won a major victory for Sharia that will change application of US law. Deuteronomy 28 speaks of what happens when a people who profess the Lord no longer serve Him. Verse 48 says, “Therefore you shall serve your enemies which the Lord shall send against thee.” The Supreme Court’s ruling may have devastating prophetic consequences.​


​The USA Freedom Act, really?

Stories abound about how drones have been found hovering over people’s heads while they are giving speeches and news conferences; looking in people’s windows as they are getting dressed or using the bathroom; flying around backyards; at football games; and the list goes on. With the “selfie” generation and all the technology that can record everything that happens, Americans are faced with a government that has been monitoring our phone calls everyday, has the power to track persons not affiliated with terrorism, and can ruin someone’s life with a mere suspicion. Doesn’t sound too patriotic, does it? But this is part of the Patriot Act and it expired Sunday at midnight.

The government still has much in place to detect terrorists and try to stop them--if it will use its tools. With all the millions upon millions of phone records the government has collected, the most recentTexas terrorist attack wasn’t thwarted, even though the terrorist was known to law enforcement. The Patriot Act didn’t stop the Boston Marathon bombing either, or Fort Hood. We really do not know how these phone records played in preventing any number of terrorist attacks. But you can bet Americans have paid the price of the Patriot Act by the shear number of innocents who have been harassed by the government trying to transfer funds to needy relatives or to ministries they support, no-fly mistakes, and the soft tyranny it has created.

Never fear, though. The Big Brother enthusiasts in the federal government and in Congress have a plan to bring the Patriot Act back in full swing. It’s been re-labeled and rebranded as the USA Freedom Act. While this act eliminates the illegal collection of your phone records by the government and allows some legitimate tools to fight terrorism, it is far from the implications of its moniker. Ultimately, all Americans are suffering a loss of freedom and their Constitutional rights because a terrorist sponsoring, slave trading, drug smuggling, civil rights suppressing worldwide crime organization is masquerading as a religion and getting away with it. It is called Islam. It is antithetical to freedom and what is right. 

Another path should be taken for fighting terrorism in America--that is, to crack down on Islam, a death cult that threatens the very security of every man, woman and child. Moreover, it threatens the eternal security of all of its members. All Americans are adversely impacted by a minority seeks to establish a Sharia world order and to kill all Christians and Jews who do not convert or submit. Its pretty clear. Islam’s holy book says in Sura 8:12, "I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them" This is a far cry from Jesus who said in John 15:12, “This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.” That is a real act of freedom.


​Baltimore and prophecy--Lawlessness shall prevail

The City of Baltimore is an example of what happens when politics outweighs the laws. In the wake of Freddie Gray’s April 19 death in custody of police officers, the riots that followed, and the subsequent criminal indictments leveled against those officers, Baltimore has turned into a lawless death trap. There have been 38 homicides so far this month and arrests have plummeted, according to CBS. CBS reports, “West Baltimore residents worry they’ve been abandoned by the officers they once accused of harassing them, leaving some neighborhoods like the Wild West without a lawman around.” Baltimore could be the forerunner to the rest of America.

After Gray’s death, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake held a news conference. She said, “I've made it very clear that I work with the police and instructed them to do everything that they could to make sure that the protesters were able to exercise their right to free speech. It's a very delicate balancing act because while we try to make that they were protected from the cars and the other, y'know, things that were going on. We also gave those who wished to destroy, space to do that as well.” The mayor, who now regrets saying what she said, gave a green light to “those who wished to destroy,” essentially telling the police to stand down while rioters ransacked businesses and private property.

Now the same people that complained about the police being too heavy handed are accusing the police of not doing their jobs. CBS reported: “Before it was over-policing. Now there’s no police,” said Donnail “Dreads” Lee, 34, who lives in the Gilmor Homes, the public housing complex where Gray, 25, was chased down. “People feel as though they can do things and get away with it. I see people walking with guns almost every single day, because they know the police aren’t pulling them up like they used to.” Remember that guns are banned in Baltimore, but the criminals have them. I digress. The police commissioner says that when officers respond to a call, they are often surrounded by 30-50 people.

Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 President Gene Ryan says the police are “under siege.” In a statement posted Thursday, he said, “The criminals are taking advantage of the situation in Baltimore since the unrest. (Police) are more afraid of going to jail for doing their jobs properly than they are of getting shot on duty.” Jesus said in Matthew 24:12, “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Iniquity is sin, lawlessness against God’s laws. We can see how when sin is given its way, people begin to live in fear and their love for their neighbors and others grows cold. It’s an example of how this prophecy can play out in the latter days on a larger scale. The leaders we choose, the way we respond, how we educate others about respect and authority, the condition of people’s hearts are all factors in this prophecy.


​The Lord’s return vs giving up

I receive hundreds of emails each day. Many of them discuss the imminent return of the Lord and how they hope this occurs soon. Now, I know this is a touchy subject, but before you hit the unsubscribe button, please hear me out. After being asked directly by the disciples when he will restore the kingdom to Israel, Jesus responded in Acts 1:7, “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power.” He told them in the next verse that the Holy Spirit will empower them to be witnesses unto the uttermost part of the earth. This is all part of the Great Commission and it is important. The escape plan is in God’s hands. We are to be about God’s business until then. 

There is a lot that must happen before the return of the Lord. Jesus Christ, himself, explains the events leading to his return in Matthew 24, beginning with “Take heed that no man deceive you.” He then describes a series of events--wars, famines, pestilences, earthquakes--which are what he called “the beginning of sorrows.” He says, “They shall deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you; and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” He tells of false prophets, lawlessness, preaching the gospel to all the nations, then the end shall come. He then explains about the Abomination of Desolation described by the prophet Daniel, and all that the antichrist/beast will do.

Jesus said in Matthew 24:36, “But of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall the coming of the son of man be.” He goes on to describe the conditions of the world at Noah’s time and how they “knew not until the flood came, and took them all away.” So he says to watch so that you will be ready. He explains through a parable that blessed is that servant who the Lord finds is faithfully doing his work upon the master’s return.  What Christ explains in Matthew 24 is repeated throughout the prophets regarding the Day of the Lord. We also see these allusions to what he says in 2 Timothy, Thessalonians, and Revelation--to name a few. 

Irrespective of when you believe the rapture will occur, the world will continue growing darker to that day. In Christ’s own words, a lot has to happen and there are signs or milestones along the way that should give us warning and the comfort that the holy scripture is true. There is no place in the scriptures that instructs us to give up, hoping for an escape. Our hope is in the Lord, our faithfulness in doing his work. As the world becomes darker, we are to be the light. The events leading up to the Lord’s return are opportunities to “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” There is no time for despair. Show your readiness by the intensity of your acts.​



Prophetic immorality hallmark of “president’s” legacy

In the coming weeks, court challenges and rulings will shine the light on the immorality of the current “president’s” agenda and it will determine his legacy and the moral direction of society for years to come. What cannot be legislated through agreement and compromise, was instituted through executive order. What was challenged is left to the courts to determine. Either way, the Islamic Marxist agenda of the “president” is inching forward and will have a long-term and far reaching impact on America, the world, and the acceleration of prophecy. Fights over illegal immigration, border security, same sex marriage, socialist healthcare, and taxes to prevent the flawed science of global warming are all on the agenda.

It is difficult to imagine that the words same sex and marriage would be placed together as the law of the land. The Supreme Court will rule on this very issue which is already redefining the culture in America, the very fabric of family and the core value to the foundations of society. Courts have overturned the will of the people; media has shaped the debate; entertainment has desensitized homosexuality in the common household. The Communist Manifesto abolishing all religion and morality is taking root through this issue. Supporters of same sex marriage are vilifying Christians who believe the Word of the Lord as stated in Leviticus 18:22, “You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman: it is abomination.”

Socialist healthcare and global warming are also on the agenda for the Supreme Court. They are very similar from a biblical perspective. Both are the compulsive participation in government covetousness and redistribution of wealth. Neither provide the stated relief or purpose. Affordable healthcare for all Americans is far less affordable under socialist healthcare, and it advances an agenda contrary to the Word of God through public funding of abortion and promotion of homosexuality. Global warming, now called climate change, is the taxing of citizens to stop weather behaviors. Problem is, the science, as admitted by the scientists themselves, is fabricated. The 10th Commandment is “Thou shalt not covet.” 

There are many interpretations of 2 Thessalonians 2:3, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.” While many hold fast for revival, we see in scripture after scripture that things get exceedingly worse as the Day of the Lord approaches. We are seeing first hand here in America how quickly immorality advances when ungodly leaders are chosen and the Church becomes self-indulgent rather than holding to accountability to God’s Word. We should not, however, give in to this flood of darkness as we want to be found faithful when we come before the Lord. Let us not allow immorality to be our legacy.​​


​The prophetic world they created--Libs in hiding

The New York Times reports that many wealthy people are now putting “panic rooms” in their houses in case of a “home invasion.” Interviewed were several former politicians, actors and actresses, all liberals. Welcome to the world they created. Now they are cowering in it, afraid to embrace the fallen world informed by the poor morals, failed politics and outright anti-God concepts they have helped to foment. One of the people who builds these bullet proof bunkers for hundreds of thousands of dollars says, “The world is a very scary place right now, especially for people of means; they feel cornered and threatened. When you have so much to lose, and you can afford to, you put a premium on your safety.”

It probably doesn’t occur to them that all their leftist ideals from abortion to same sex marriage to gun control to global warming to illegal immigration to glorification of violence in movies and television to the covetousness of heavy taxation to taking God out of the public square to non-gender bathrooms to, well get the point--all this contributes to pushing the world toward a dark place. Actor Robert Redford said in a commencement speech at Maine’s Colby College: "You're stepping into a world that's, well, pretty rough. It's pretty chaotic, pretty divisive. You've got climate change, you've got debt, you've got wars, you've got political paralysis. It's kind of a grim story." Captain Obvious or Major Obliviousness?

It’s kind of like the “president” saying that the best way to stop street violence associated with poverty is through jobs. Yet his policies have not only driven a record number of people out of the workforce, but also have caused a record number to go on welfare. Another example is how liberals want strict enforcement of sexual harassment laws, yet they promote sex without consequences beginning in elementary school. They demand equal pay for equal work, yet women on their own staffs are paid far less than men doing the same jobs. It seems with these people that good intentions account for more than effective actions. And their action have the opposite impact. Big hat, no cattle.

2 Timothy 3 is a prophecy about the fallen world in the latter days. Verse 1 says, “ the last days perilous times shall come.” The Apostle Paul goes on to list all the perils and they pretty well match the world in which we live. While others may hide from the perils they helped advance, we have a better way. Verses 14-17 advise: “But continue thou in the things which you have learned and have been assured of, knowing of whom you have learned them; and that from a child you have known the holy scriptures, which are able to make you wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” Let your light so shine!


Honoring the preservers of liberty

Some time ago, I was re-watching the movie “Midway.” Six months after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, they were trying to set a trap for the US Navy and destroy it. The American commanders actually set a trap of their own and the highly outnumbered US forces won a decisive victory. I am always humbled by the selfless and heroic efforts made by the World War II generation. They sacrificed their lives for something they believed was bigger than them. They knew the value of family; the power of God; and that life and liberty was foundational to being an American, and it was worth fighting for. They were defined by their courage and character, their dedication to what was right and good.

For me, Memorial Day was always a solemn day first, and a day of great celebration second. Growing up, our 4-H horse club always participated in the Memorial Day Parade that wound through Rootstown, Ohio and ended up at the cemetery. There, we faced the graves of those who served their country, many who died that we might live free. Our horses were to stand at attention, and we were to sit on them, also at attention, our hats removed, as the speakers honored America’s finest. Afterwards, we would load up the horses and head back to the farm, where we had a cookout, usually with Warren and Sue McCarthy, Gene and Betty Flynn, Bob and Doris Harris and their families.

Warren and Gene served on D-Day. They survived it. And they were decorated war heroes. Not much of what they did was ever discussed. But you somehow knew that they were special. My dad, who was a farmer during the war, was best friends with these men. He knew what went on, but would never say. They were among the finest men I knew growing up. My uncle Bob Harris served in the Philippines. There were times when he had flashbacks. My dad would get a call from my aunt and he would find Uncle Bob, talk him down and hold him until the terror passed. He, too, was a decorated hero. All these men knew the price of freedom and they understood their civic duty to their families, their God and their country.

I’m sure you have stories as well about the brave men and women who served in our nation’s armed forces. President Ronald Reagan remembered veterans in his speech May 26, 1986. He said, “If we really care about peace, we must stay strong. If we really care about peace, we must, through our strength, demonstrate our unwillingness to accept an ending of the peace. We must be strong enough to create peace where it does not exist and strong enough to protect it where it does.” To me, there will never be peace on earth until the Lord returns. Jesus said, however, in Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Many have sacrificed themselves that we may have peace and freedom. Let us honor their deeds.


Prophecy unfolding: The Caliphate

There is much controversy within those who debate Christian eschatology. For generations, the consensus was that a revived Roman Empire would rise up under the Beast/antichrist and come against Israel. Now a growing number point toward another possibility--an Islamic Caliphate. The Ottoman Empire was the last to rule over most of the Middle East--far more of it than did the Roman Empire. After 624 years, it was abolished in a day, March 3, 1924 (seemingly a death blow). Certainly, the nations that comprised the Ottoman Empire include the nations that are mentioned in various prophecies about the end times. The Islamic State could be an end time foreshadowing of ancient prophecies.

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?”

There are an increasing number of news stories pointing to how the Islamic State is growing into a legitimate caliphate. AP reports: “Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the group's leader, has appealed to Muslims throughout the world to move to lands under its control — to fight, but also to work as administrators, doctors, judges, engineers and scholars, and to marry, put down roots and start families. "Every person can contribute something to the Islamic State," a Canadian enlistee in Islamic State, Andre Poulin, says in a videotaped statement used for online recruitment.” AP reporters on five continents found people born into the Islamic faith as well as converts, adventurers, and educated professionals joining IS.

al Baghdadi claims to be a descendent of Mohammad and holds a PhD in Islamic Studies. Significantly, he was born in Samarra, Iraq, 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). 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 taking spoil and threatening Israel. Watch and discern as the events unfold and the prophecies of the Bible come into clearer focus.​


​​Early election results

While it is very early in the presidential election cycle, there are some things that are coming clear pretty quickly. As a veteran and successful political media consultant for over 14 years, one thing I have learned is how to “smell a rat.” In Christian circles, we might call it “discernment.” There are so many times these days that Christians sit on the sidelines because the candidate choice does not come close to the Biblical standards of character and leadership. Not wanting to vote for the “lesser of two evils” is then the vote. Hence, America suffers a continuous sliding scale of increasingly poor leadership, not only at the presidential level, but also at the local and state levels. Christians can change all that.

Even with PEW Research saying that Christianity is on the decline in America, down to 70.8% of the population, this is a very powerful voting block. Unfortunately, the weakness in the pulpit, the emotional, self-indulgent, and extra-biblical state of the church, and the unwillingness of many to preach the word as it pertains to sin and accountability, has resulted in Christianity being divided. This has allowed cunning politicians to unite diverse voting blocks--women’s rights, racial equality, gender/gay rights, animal rights, environmentalists, etc., and marshall them into election victories. As Christ said in Mark 3:25, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” 

My approach is to line up my two or three best choices for each office and weigh them against Biblical standards, especially of character and leadership, then choose the closest one. In my opinion, this is one of the ways we are going to incrementally get this nation back to any standard of biblical morality. The other ways include getting involved in the party of your choice (also one that should fit biblical standards) and take part in selecting the candidates--local, state, national. Christians, as a united block have a lot of power. This is why the major candidates for the Republican Party are making their rounds to the churches and speaking about God and country. You don’t hear that much from the Democratic Party. 

There is one candidate, however, that stands out among all the rest. It is Hillary Clinton. No other candidate in the current field is as morally bankrupt, unethical and corrupt. Her involvement in the deaths of those men in Benghazi alone should land her in jail. Her latest scandal of using a private email for her official State Department correspondence would land most anyone except the privileged in jail. Who knows what State secrets are in the hands of America’s enemies. The list of her corrupt dealings span decades. In my personal opinion she is no less than Belshazzar, the son of Nebuchadnezzar, who in Daniel 5:27, is “weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.” The devil is a liar and deceiver, and Clinton aligns accordingly. For me, the early election results are in, and Hillary Clinton stands alone.


End time clock moves another tick

Thanks to the meddling of the current US “president” in deploying unauthorized military and air support, Libya was handed over to the Administration’s foreign policy partner, the Muslim Brotherhood and its military wing, al Qaeda. This all resulted in the barbaric death of an American Ambassador and three others, something in which current candidate for President, Hillary Clinton, played an enormous role. Now Libya is becoming the African foothold for the new Islamic Caliphate, the Islamic State. Libya is one of the nations mentioned by the prophet Ezekiel as coming against Israel in a colossal end time battle. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports that US military sources are perplexed on how to stop the IS juggernaut.

WSJ reports: “Islamic State leaders in Syria have sent money, trainers and fighters to Libya in increasing numbers, raising new concerns for the US that the militant group is gaining traction in its attempts to broaden its reach and expand its influence. In recent months, US military officials said, Islamic State has solidified its foothold in Libya as it searches for ways to capitalize on rising popularity among extremist groups around the world...US military officials see few good options for halting Islamic State’s growth in Libya.” WSJ quoted a US military official saying, “How do we stop it?“It’s a huge concern.” The concern is that IS will use Libya as a base to expand operations globally.

Meanwhile, another region that would be involved in the Ezekiel-prophesied battle is that of the former Assyrian Empire in what today stands in parts of Turkey and Iraq. The IS has taken the Iraqi city of Ramadi, a heavily contested trade crossroads that leads to Jordan and on to the Mediterranean Sea. While this conquest is not mentioned in Ezekiel, it is indicative of the strength of the IS and its military organization. The IS is following the Muslim Brotherhood plan of connecting all the weaker Islamic jihadi forces into one powerful Caliphate. It appears to be building toward that end time coalition of nations mentioned in Ezekiel, even Turkey is supporting IS with logistics and infrastructure, while condemning it publicly.

In Ezekiel 38:3-8, the Lord says, “Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal: and I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army...Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them...against the mountains of Israel...” These areas mentioned in the verses of Ezekiel 38 coincide with modern Turkey, Iran, Sudan, Libya, and parts of Iraq, even Saudi Arabia. The US “president’s” foreign policy of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Arab Spring and beyond has accelerated the advance of the Islamic State and has allowed it to solidify as a major force pointing the world to the prophetic end times. Pray. Watch. Discern. 


A prophetic people and persecution

Americans are worried about persecution. They see many of the religious freedoms dwindling away by the actions of the leaders who have been elected to represent the people, but represent the self interests of the devil himself. But persecution in the United States is not at the level it is around the rest of the world. We become upset and worried if the government uses the force of law on someone who refuses to go against their religious beliefs. In the Middle East, however, women and children are being raped, sold into slavery, tortured, even beheaded or burned to death by Muslims because they are considered infidels. In China, homes are bull-dozed if Christians are found to be meeting in them. 

If not for America, the world would be a dark place. We send aid, protection, food, and the gospel around the world. Even though our country is in a moral decline, and the leadership we elect are often evil deceivers, Americans have stood the test of time, using religious freedom and freedom of speech to advance the kingdom of God. No matter how convoluted and circuitous the path America has taken, Americans more often than not have stood in the breach and have held the line for what is right and good. For a generation, it appears we have taken leave of our good senses and have allowed our nation to slowly decline. We are now starting to face the consequences of this lack of proper standing and engagement.

But take courage, and be encouraged. As is written 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.” You, yes you, are a prophetic person who was born specifically for this time. When you accepted Christ, you may not have understood about counting the cost. Jesus said that we would have to take up the cross to follow him. Those costs are becoming more evident in this day and age for those of us who live in America. Our leadership is poor. Our nation is in decline. Our Christianity is being challenged. As is our faith. But you are a chosen generation.

Peter had a lot to say about persecution. He knew it well. He writes in 1 Peter 3:12, “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous. And his ears are open unto their prayers: But the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.” He asks, “And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good.” Peter said it is better to suffer for righteousness’ sake, verses 14-15, “happy are you: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.” You are a prophetic person. Rise up. Stand as so!


​​A time to speak

Ecclesiastes 3 opens by declaring, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Solomon goes on to write in verse 7, “a time to keep silence, and a time to speak.” It is our time to speak. As we head into the weekend, and perhaps even through the doors of our church, it is a time to speak. The Holy Spirit has led me this week, without any preconception, to write about leadership, the nation’s moral condition, and the church’s role in both. So many have written me expressing their concerns that they are not hearing the Word preached in their church; that self-help teachings are trumping the gospel; that it’s like drinking 2% milk because there is no meat. It is a time to speak.

Pastors, teachers, preachers, priests, reverends should not be in the pulpit or in leadership positions if they are not supporting sound doctrine. So many of them have made it clear that you are not to question their teaching because they are God’s man in charge. But like in the time of Jesus, the pharisees and sadducees were teaching doctrines of man and had led the eyes of their flocks away from the word and their hearts away from the truth. After Christ’s ascension, these religious leaders beat, imprisoned and killed those who taught the truth of Christ. At one point, Peter and the Apostles told them, “We ought to obey God rather than men.” Take your Bibles to church. Follow what is being taught. Learn. Speak.

Some have written me saying that most of what their pastor says is good, but he supports certain things that are against the Word of God. I would say, as hard as it is, one thing should happen--either the error is respectfully pointed out to the pastor and he repents, or find another church. But if you are going to speak, know your scripture and its context. Be able to have a discussion, educate, be educated, do so in love, covered in prayer and with great humility. The Apostle Paul wrote 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.” This is a delicate subject, but accountability to the Word is paramount. 

Pastors, please do not take this message as an affront. You above all, must adhere to the Holy Scriptures. Don’t accept what somebody else taught you or is teaching, or the latest thing. Find out for yourself. Renew, reenergize, your love for the Word. If someone questions you, use the opportunity to educate and learn. We are facing a time where people are leaving the church in droves. That means that they are giving up on God, giving up on the certainty of heaven or hell. So many are tickling the ears with what people want to hear, but that leaves them unsatisfied and without a firm foundation to face life. Remember the Word does not return void; those who drink of it do not thirst; those who eat of it, do not hunger. Forget the marketing. Go to the market. It is a time to speak.


“president” says Christ is cynical about poverty

Georgetown University hosted a panel discussion about poverty on May 12. The “president” was there, making his case for why government programs and taxation of corporations fulfills the mission of Christ and the Church by taking care of the poor. He used the platform for both promoting a communistic viewpoint on social economic engineering, and for lecturing Christians about conforming to his twisted and misguided viewpoint of the Holy Scriptures. The “president” went so far as to imply that Jesus Christ was cynical about the poor and that ending poverty was a defining issue “to capture the essence of who we are as Christians” rather than a “nice to have” issue like same sex marriage or abortion. 

In his opening remarks, the “president” took a swipe at Christ, saying: “And I think it’s important when it comes to dealing with issues of poverty for us to guard against cynicism, and not buy the idea that the poor will always be with us and there’s nothing we can do -- because there’s a lot we can do.  The question is do we have the political will, the communal will to do something about it.” He was referring to references of Christ in Matthew 26:11, Mark 14:6 and John 12:8, saying “For you have the poor always with you; but me you have not always.” The “president” is saying that we have to guard against cynicism and then refers to what Christ said about the poor. Hence, he is saying Jesus is cynical about the poor.

Communists have often used the Bible to justify collective social economics. The “president” did so at Georgetown by posing the question of whether Americans have the “communal will” to do something about poverty. He said that a job was the best solution to poverty, yet he belittled political conservatives believing the free market, not government, creates jobs. He did not mention that under his Administration there are a record number of people not in the job force because they have given up on finding a job. This underscores the problem: government cannot solve the problem of poverty. Historically, communism has caused poverty to increase. Capitalism has created more wealth and jobs than any system. 

Notwithstanding, communists the world over, although they deplore and reject all religion, are quick to hijack the heartstrings of the church to control the pursestrings of society. Government acting as the benefactor to the poor does not work because it is compulsory. People who work are forced to pay taxes to support those who do not work. In Christianity, people willingly and freely give to the poor as a matter of the heart. As Deuteronomy 15:11 says, “For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command you, saying, you shall open your hand wide unto your brother, to your poor, and to your needy, in your land.” In this, there is blessing because it is acting from the abundance of the heart upon the command of God, not a government mandate with an ungodly agenda.​​


The prophetic decline of Christianity in America

We don’t need a poll to show us the decline in Christianity in America. Just turn on the television. What would have been considered soft porn a decade ago permeates commercials and prime time TV. Public school systems aren’t debating allowing same sex restrooms, they are doing it. The idea of same sex marriage hardly whispered 15 years ago is now supported by several mainline churches. Sacrificing the unborn on the altar of personal convenience, American babies are being aborted by the millions. The local-state-federal government is successfully removing God from the public square. So when Pew Research says Christianity in America has declined to 70.8% of the population, no surprise here.

Since 2007, the US Christian population declined 7.8 percentage points, or about 10%. Meanwhile the largest increase in religious affiliation was noticed in Muslims, experiencing a 50% growth rate and becoming nearly 1% of the population. The outflow away from Christianity since 2007 essentially was matched by an increase in atheism, agnosticism or nothing at all. Pew writes: “While the drop in Christian affiliation is particularly pronounced among young adults, it is occurring among Americans of all ages. The same trends are seen among whites, blacks and Latinos; among both college graduates and adults with only a high school education; and among women as well as men.”

The research indicates that the median age of those becoming unaffiliated with Christianity is dropping each year. We are losing the young folk. This research is a condemnation of the job the church is doing. The Great Commission as given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20 says, “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, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Jesus didn’t tell us to go out and make disciples of manmade doctrines of emotionalism, self-indulgence and extra-biblical precepts. 

The church has in general moved away from teaching and holding accountable to sound doctrine. It is not in the business of making disciples of Christ, but rather of other strange things. The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 4:3-4, “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they draw to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto myths.” And it is true. Paul’s solution is found in verse 2: “Preach the word; be diligent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.” This comes by knowing the word, holding to Christ’s standard. That’s how the church grows.​​


White House hurling world toward prophetic end times

The “president’s” Middle East foreign policy of supporting both sides of Islam agains the middle (also Islam) may well be pushing together the prophetic end time alliances of the Bible at an accelerated rate. The “president’s” Arab Spring initiative of overthrowing stable Middle Eastern and African governments and replacing them with Sharia jihadists is one example. The spawning of the Islamic State (IS), whose leadership was reportedly trained in warfare strategies and tactics in Jordan by the US, is another example. Now there is an alliance forming between Saudi Arabia and the region that is central to leading an apocalyptic coalition against Israel as prophesied in ancient texts.

The UK Independent reports that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are shocking Western countries by uniting against the Assad regime in Syria. The Independent reports: “Relations had been fraught between the Turkish president and the late King Abdullah, primarily because of Turkey’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, which the Saudi monarchy considers a threat. But [Turkey President Tayyip] Mr Erdogan stressed to Saudi officials that the lack of Western action in Syria, especially the failure to impose a “no-fly zone”, meant that regional powers now needed to come together and take the lead to help the opposition.” This has resulted in the material support of many terrorist groups with competing interests.

Saudi Arabia has supplied arms, training and money while Turkey has provided logistics, intelligence and free passage of jihadist groups such as the Army of Conquest, Ahrar al-Sham, Jund al-Aqsa and al-Nursa. Many of these groups have fought against the Islamic State at times, but also have fought in conjunction with the IS when it is fighting to overthrow the Assad regime. This is a hallmark of the Islamist. History, as far back as the Bible, indicates that when the Arab peoples are not warring against their enemies, they are warring against each other. As prophesied of the one considered the patriarch of Islam, Ishmael, the Bible says that he will be against every man and every man against him.

It is significant that Turkey and Saudi Arabia are aligning against Syria, both blaming the US for not being decisive enough in the Syrian conflict. The compromise is that the Saudis are accepting of a role for the Muslim Brotherhood, also a key ally of the current White House. These events have resulted in unlikely bedfellows, but coming into focus is the Ezekiel prophecy of an end time battle against Israel. Ezekiel 38:2 says, “Son of man, set your face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him.” Magog, Meshech and Tubal are located in modern Turkey. Chapter 38 also speaks of Libya, Ethiopia, Persia, Sheba and Dedan being involved. Persia is modern Iran. Dedan is located in Saudi Arabia. The White House foreign policy may be hurling the world toward this prophecy.​


​Of Fear and Prophetic Abundant Life

Jesus said in John 10:10, “The thief comes not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” Who is the thief in your life today? Who or what are you looking at that brings fear that something wrong is about to happen or is happening? Why do you feel you have to look behind you to see what is following? Jade Helm? Martial law? Changes in marriage? Islamic terrorism? The bill collector? A family member or friend who is ill? The type of nation our children will face? What? The anxieties and stress of fear steal and destroy life. But remember who you are. As a disciple of Jesus, you are to have life, even more abundantly! 

Many write the Daily Jot expressing their anxiety over the current conditions of this country and of the world. For several, the bottom line is the fear of the unknown, what will happen next, as they see society worsen both morally and ethically. They see a “president” conducting illegal policies and getting away with it. They see the threats of Islam activating in our streets. They see the possibilities of destruction based on the experience of life. Much of this culminates in fear. Fear has a way of setting in, if you allow it. When fear comes knocking at the door of your mind, you have a choice. You can allow it in, or you can lock it out. You are a prophetic person living in a prophetic time. You have nothing to fear. God is with you.

1 Peter 3:14-16 says, “But if you suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are you: and, Be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear [respect, reverence]: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good behavior in Christ.” If you live in fear, those observing you see that your hope is damaged. If you are a known follower of Christ, being fearful is a testimony in of itself to those who expect your hope to be in Christ. 

“Yes,” you may say, “but the events surrounding us are frightening.” Christ is not a weakling. He took all the sins of mankind, died on the cross, overcame death that you may have everlasting life--that you may have life and have it more abundantly. The devil is a liar and a bully. He will take what you give him. He seeks to steal, kill and destroy. You don’t have to take it. These evil times have nothing over you, unless you allow it. Romans 8:31 says, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” 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.” For me, that “sound mind” part means that I have to lock out fear when it comes a-knocking. I want to encourage you this week to be that prophetic person, living in a prophetic time, showing the reason of hope within you.


​FBI Director confirms Islamic threat in US

ABC News reports that FBI Director James Comey told ABC and a small group of reporters that there may be thousands of Islamic State recruits in the United States being radicalized through social media. He also said that finding them was like searching for a needle in a haystack and “increasingly the needles are invisible to us.” Comey says that IS is using social media and other “radical poisonous propaganda” to encourage joining and traveling to the “caliphate to fight,” but also saying “if you can’t travel, kill where you are.” Comey said, “It’s almost as if there is a devil sitting on the shoulder saying, ‘Kill, kill, kill, kill’ all day long.” There is. They call him allah.

This is a pretty stark observation for a government that has continuously painted Islam as a religion of peace. Furthermore, Comey should be asking of his boss, the “president,” why the border remains open, and why the Justice Department refuses to enforce immigration laws. It seems that the government has assisted in creating the problem of Islamic infiltration and colonization in this country, and now, is pointing out the obvious without admitting it’s complicity. One of the terrorists in Sunday’s attack in Garland, Texas had been investigated by the FBI, indicted, and convicted on terrorism charges, but never went to prison. Instead, because of legal technicalities, he was sentenced to probation.

It seems a strange game that the government is playing. They allow the terrorists into the US. They even promote Islam as a peaceful religion. They keep an eye on and track terrorist wannabes and when they catch them, the would be terrorists end up in community service programs rather than in jail or being executed. All the while, the government is saying there is a terrorist threat within the country. That an attack could happen any minute. Keeping people on edge, getting them to report one another, and tightening down on civil rights and freedoms. Too much evidence points to a government that is allowing a deadly threat so it can apply stronger control to the law abiding.

The government uses each threat to tighten its grip on society. It lets terrorists in and then tells us there is a terrorist threat. When a terrorist strikes, it takes away more privacy and increases surveillance on all citizens using the excuse of finding needles in a haystack. Now that terrorism is becoming “mainstreamed” through social media and recruitment of domestics, it becomes inevitable that there will be more attacks. This is very real. Islam is trying to take down America. That means you and me. Christ said in John 10:10, “The thief comes not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” You see the difference? Speak and live Christ; make disciples through your words and example; change the nation.​


The coming Islamic storm

Thanks to a “president” who wants open borders and an Attorney General who refuses to enforce border security, America has been infiltrated with deadly enemies that are now surfacing. The Islamic State (IS) attack this week in Garland, Tx, resulted in a quick death for the terrorists, but exposed a deeper issue that has many Americans worried--there is a network of terrorists within the country who are biding their time to steal, kill and destroy. There is a very distinct possibility that IS terrorists are uniting with the Muslim Brotherhood, the New Black Panthers, the Nation of Islam and other militant Islamic-based groups to foment violent civil unrest aimed at Christians and Jews and supported by the news media.

The news media, including conservative darling FOX News, has taken Pamela Geller, head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, to task for criticism of Islam. Muslims should be a protected group, they say, and that Geller promotes hate speech. This media commentary is misguided drivel, but it is very dangerous because it emboldens the violent groups within America with Islamic foundations. What could be more hateful than the IS vowing to murder Geller and anyone who supports her because she sponsored a cartoon drawing contest? She should be commended for doing something the government refuses to do--exposing the depth and breadth of militants aimed at destroying America.

In a post entitled “A New Era,” IS wrote: “The attack by the Islamic State in America is only the beginning of our efforts to establish a wiliyah in the heart of our enemy. Our aim was the khanzeer Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her; we will send all our Lions to achieve her slaughter...We have 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire. Out of the 71 trained soldiers 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday, We are increasing in number bithnillah. Of the 15 states, 5 we will name… Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan.” Islam, a real peaceful religion, right? No hate there. 

Certainly, the current administration carries implicit blame for allowing all things Muslim to permeate this country. Islam is antithetical to a free society and has nothing in common with the American Republic. Moreover, the news media is so liberal that it is willfully blinded to its own nonsense, yet it influences millions of unsuspecting low information citizens. Persecution and unrest is likely to follow such as we have never seen in this country. Our collective disobedience to the Lord in electing such leadership and allowing such immorality to anchor in our society has consequences. As in Jeremiah 52:14, “The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with locusts; and they shall lift up a battle cry against thee.” I pray it isn’t so. But we must prepare ourselves for the storm ahead. Know the Word, pray, act.


Jade Helm: Training or prophetic demise?

The Jade Helm 15 special forces “training” is scheduled to take place between July 15 and September 15 spanning across Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. It is considered among the largest peacetime domestic military exercises in sixty years. Conspiracy theorists are predicting the exercise is a possible preparation for martial law. The liberal news media ridicules their worries, reporting that it is a training exercise merely to give military special operations an edge in the Middle East theater where civilian infiltration is necessary. The debate was elevated this week when the Pentagon denied conspiracy claims, and when a Congressman issued a statement. 

The Defense Department pulled a Wizard of Oz move, telling Americans to not pay attention to the operations behind the curtain; there is nothing to see. Pentagon Spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters Monday, “Operation Jade Helm poses no threat to any American’s civil liberties. Operation Jade Helm is being conducted by Americans--by, specifically, American special forces personnel. In every case, extensive coordination has been completed with whoever’s responsible for that land. In the case of private land, we’ve spoken and made detailed coordination with the patriotic Americans who have volunteered their land for the use of this important training.” 

Citing a 2009 White House directed Pentagon report depicting conservatives and Christians as “extremists” and a map of the Jade Helm operation that looks amazingly similar to the red state-blue state final of the 2012 presidential election, Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert said in a statement: “Once I observed the map depicting ‘hostile,’ ‘permissive,’ and ‘uncertain’ states and locations, I was rather appalled that the hostile areas amazingly have a Republican majority, ‘cling to their guns and religion,’ and believe in the sanctity of the United States Constitution. When the federal government begins, even in practice, games or exercises, to consider any US city or state in 'hostile' control and trying to retake it, the message becomes extremely calloused and suspicious.”

2 Timothy prophesies of the latter days. Verse 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Throughout history, totalitarian regimes have used military exercises to demonstrate strength. Ruthless communists have used infiltration of citizens to identify potential opposition and silence them. When a Pentagon spokesman says the exercise is being conducted by Americans and the military has coordinated with private citizens in conjunction with a map labeling states that didn’t vote for the current “president” as hostile, alarm bells should be sounding. Is this a deceptive template for a future action? Suspend your disbelief. Take heed and be prepared to follow God not man.


​Islamic attack in Texas will impact free speech

It’s already happening. People are blaming the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) for baiting the Islamic State (IS) terrorists into the Garland, Tx attack by the AFDI using cartoons of Mohammad and posting billboards and ads condemning Islam. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a leftist “civil rights” advocacy organization, designates AFDI as a hate group, although Southern Poverty Law Center spreads its own brand of hate against Christians and conservatives. Even the LA Times, supposed guardian of free speech, has written: “The Garland attack refocused public attention on the fine line between free speech and hate speech in the ideological struggle between radical Islam and the West.”

There is no fine line between free speech and hate speech where Islam is concerned. The West is where guaranteed free speech was invented. Telling the truth about a vicious and brutal death cult is not hate speech. Let’s get real here. Every year, the US State Department releases a report on human rights practices. And every year, Islamic nations are an overwhelming majority when it comes to practicing human trafficking and violating human rights. Sex trade, slave trade, drug trade, and crime are hallmarks of Islam. The rights of women and children are trampled. There is no freedom of speech or of religion. This is documented and one doesn’t have to look far to find it. And that’s the easy stuff.

Where around the world can you find systematic and brutal murdering of anyone who disagrees with a religion, other than Islam? Where? Islam’s holy book, the Koran, instructs its disciples to kill infidels, namely Christians and Jews. Anyone who refuses to submit to Islam is to be killed, according to the Koran. There is no better representative of this theology than the self-proclaimed Caliphate, Islamic State. The IS is marauding across the Middle East burning alive, crucifying, burying alive, and beheading anyone and everyone who disagrees with them, including women and children. Telling the atrocities of Islam is not hate speech, it is the truth. It’s no fine line, it’s a wide one drawn in blood with the pen of atrocity. 

You cannot appease the bloodthirsty and expect peace. Speaking of the peril of false teaching and sin, Jeremiah 8:11 says “For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying Peace, peace; when there is no peace.” Verse 15 says, “We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold terror!” The tolerance and appeasement of evil will lead to destruction. Christians must stand strong and not allow evil Islam and its minions to make truth as hate speech. The tweets from Islamists in the Garland incident that drove those two terrorist wannabes to their death was the real hate speech. Free speech is the hedge that stands between Islam and carnage. Americans would do well to recognize this and vehemently resist the appeasers who would sacrifice truth for a false peace.


Free speech turns deadly in Texas

An event to award $10,000 for the best cartoon depiction of Mohammad in Garland, Texas turned deadly as a security guard was injured and two Islamists were shot to death trying to bomb the event, according to media reports. Dutch politician Geert Wilders, a critic of Islam, was the keynote speaker at the gathering hosted Sunday night by the new York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI).  The Washington Post reports that the two attackers, Cherif and Said Kouachi, shot at the security guard and were later killed by police after a manhunt. The UK Daily Mail reports that the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the shootings, a most notable attack by Muslims on American free speech. 

The Daily Mail reports: “Two heavily-armed men suspected to have been carrying explosives were killed by police after opening fire outside the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Dallas, at around 7pm during an controversial event where caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad were being displayed. The SITE Intelligence Group reported that an Islamic State (IS) fighter claimed on Twitter that the shooting was carried out by two pro-Isis individuals. In a series of tweets and links, a jihadist named as Abu Hussain AlBritani, which SITE said was British IS fighter Junaid Hussain, claimed that '2 of our brothers just opened fire' at the Prophet Muhammad exhibition in Texas.”

While underscoring several Islamic attacks on free speech around the world, replete with murders and attempted murders, AFDI President Pamela Geller wrote on the organization’s website prior to the event, “Of course, this event will require massive security. But this exhibit has to be staged. If we don’t show the jihadists that they will not frighten us into silence, the jihad against freedom will only grow more virulent. And we hope that this event will give others the courage to stand up as well and show the world that they aren’t going to submit to intimidation...These supremacists need to be held to account, and the West has to stop this pathetic cowardice and submission to barbarity...It’s time to stand up.”

This is an example of the clash between tolerance for a brutal death cult disguised as a religion and a nation built on religious freedom and freedom of speech. The leftist “civil rights” group, Southern Poverty Law Center, identifies Pamela Geller, and others such as Bridgette Gabriel, Steve Emerson, Daniel Pipes and Frank Gaffney as instigators of anger because of their stance against the brutality of Islam. America is the next crucible of Islamic terrorism, which will be assisted by gangs, leftist politicians, and Marxist organizations. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Don’t be deceived by those who wish to quell your religious freedom and free speech by assigning those rights to agents of evil.​


​America burns, president lectures, leaders hide

There is a tremendous void of leadership in this country. The bulk of the people in charge are not statesmen, neither are they leaders, nor are they virtuous people with honor and integrity to lead. America elected a man of color, hoping upon hope that he would do as he promised--bring Americans together, bridge the racial divide. That hasn’t happened. Tensions between Blacks and Whites has increased during this presidency and is, quite frankly, at a tipping point. What does the “president” do? He lectures Americans about solving the problem by paying attention to it everyday, not just when a CVS drugstore is burnt to the ground. That helps a lot, Captain Obvious. We don’t need lectures, we need leaders.

The White House posted some of the “president’s” remarks as if they were news. In reality, they are empty words that inflame rather than unite, demonstrating that he has no desire to influence the situation for the benefit of all Americans. His White House post said, “We don't just pay attention to these communities when a CVS burns, and we don’t just pay attention when a young man gets shot or has his spine snapped. We should be paying attention all the time because we consider those kids our kids, and we think they’re important and that they shouldn’t be living in poverty and violence.” No dialogue. No solutions. No leadership. His remarks seem to encourage more destruction across the country.

Case in point: The “president” says the destruction is good news because it has brought awareness. He said, “This is not new, and we shouldn’t pretend that it’s new. The good news is that perhaps there’s some newfound awareness, because of social media and video cameras and so forth, that there are problems and challenges when it comes to how policing and our laws are applied in certain communities and we have to pay attention to it.” This coming from a man who picks and chooses which laws he wants to apply--can anyone say: offshore drilling, defense of marriage, border security, health care, electioneering? This is the type of twisted logic that causes civil unrest and disenfranchisement. 

Most Presidents would bring people together, have dialogue and work toward a solution. This “president” says riots are a good thing because they bring awareness and that police shouldn’t enforce the laws in “certain communities.” And it’s not just the “president,” although he is in a good position to do something constructive. Leadership in the Black community isn’t coming from the churches, its coming from insurgent Islamist groups like the New Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, and other radical elements. There is no leadership from the White community: none from Congress, nor from governors, and especially not from the church. Jesus said in Matthew 12:25, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.” We are a nation divided with a vacuum of leadership.


Standing against tyranny

Alexis de Tocqueville defined soft tyranny in his book Democracy in America, Volume II (1840), saying the government covers the surface of society with a network where “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.” Arkansas businesswoman Jan Morgan is experiencing this first hand, and she is standing against it.

Morgan owns a “live-fire” indoor shooting range. Last September she wrote a blog about why she has banned Muslims from her facility. This week the Washington Post reported that after the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Arkansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union complained to the government, the Justice Department sent a brief email to the Post confirming it was “monitoring the matter.” This prompted a response from CAIR saying, “We welcome this positive development and hope it leads to a thorough investigation of clear violations of the civil rights of American Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim by the gun range owner.” 

Morgan runs the Gun Cave Shooting Range as a private club, with a base of dues-paying members. According to the Post, “Because of this, Morgan believes her decision to exclude Muslims is protected by a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives policy that gives range owners the discretion to turn away potential customers who pose a threat to the safety of others.” Already, people have been sent to become members that she has refused and they are claiming she is profiling illegally. Morgan’s blog gives 10 reasons why her range is a “Muslim Free Zone,” among them are the 109 verses in the Koran “commanding hate, murder and terror” of those not submitting to Islam.

Morgan says the US Constitution doesn’t protect a theocracy. She said, “Islam is the union of political, legal, and religious ideologies. In other words, law, religion and state are forged together to form what Muslims refer to as “The Nation of Islam.” It is given the sovereign qualities of a nation with clerics in the governing body and Sharia law all in one. This is a Theocracy, not a religion.” Morgan is taking a logical, legal, and morally correct stance. The pro-Islam Justice Department and its terrorist-sympathizing “civil rights” conspirators are practicing soft tyranny against this US citizen. Ephesians 6:13 says, “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 an example of soft tyranny. Soft tyranny is evil. Morgan is standing against it. So should we.


When evil is considered good

Hillary Clinton’s response about Benghazi; use of a private server to host official State Department emails; over 1,100 donors to the Clinton Foundation unreported foreign pass-throughs; and a host of other terrible things all combine to show the world, the Democratic Party, and voters in general, that she is not a virtuous person. Yet she is still considered the front-runner for her party’s presidential nomination. Trevon Martin, Michael Brown, and Freddie Gray were not virtuous men, yet they have become martyrs for the new civil rights movement. The “president” said if he had a son, he wouldn’t let him play football. He also said if he had a son, he would be like Trevon Martin. Is this the condition of our nation? 

The acceptance of evil as good has seemingly become commonplace. Folks take sides without discerning the facts. People have become symbols of movements even though they are not worthy representatives. The “president’s” words that he wouldn’t let his son play football and that his son would be like Martin sends a message to the youth of America. Clinton’s purposeful violation of the laws sends a message, too. That she is still walking about with her freedom while many who have broken lesser laws are in jail, is also a message. Making martyrs of young men who have violated the law and shown tremendous disregard for authority sends a message as well. It’s not a civil right to steal and sell drugs.

There are many examples of successful women who have extraordinary accomplishments and haven’t broken the law. There are many young Black men who have overcome prejudice, unconscious bias, poverty and disappointment, have never broken the law, but are unrecognized for their contribution to society. There have been many Presidents who have stood for civil rights and have upheld the law as elected representatives of all US citizens. They have said the right things at the right moments to bring unity rather than division; to support American values even in the face of great challenges. So then, why can we point to these examples and countless others where good is discounted and evil celebrated?

Ezekiel 22:29-30 says, “The people of the land have used oppression, and exercised robbery, and have vexed the poor and needy: yea, they have oppressed the stranger wrongfully. 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 generations past, the Church in America stood in the gap and made up the hedge. Somewhere along the line, the Church disengaged, turned within, and abdicated its role to the government. Separation of Church and state, they call it. But can the Spirit and the Soul be separated and truth, love, honor and justice remain? We are not supposed to allow our good to be considered evil. We are to overcome evil with good. We all need to engage with the message of Christ.


Race Riots test a prophetic generation

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, has sent in the National Guard to quell riots in Baltimore. The Justice Department, socialist, is sending in personnel to observe the situation. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a Democrat, announced an indefinite curfew of 10 pm in the city. Meanwhile, a Democratic State Senator in Ferguson, Mo., Maria Chappelle Nadal tweeted that protestors should gather together at Reds BBQ to begin demonstrations in “solidarity” with the riots in Baltimore. Several were arrested. Conspiracy theorists are theorizing that these are the types of events that will lead to full blown martial law, FEMA camp incarceration and the end of American freedom. What next? 

A real or perceived injustice has occurred that stirs the anger and hurt of Black people who have experienced or perceived injustice in their lives. Eventually, investigators will find that gangs, Islamists, and communists hijacked the death of a Black man to foment revolution. Already, the Baltimore police are receiving threats from the Black Guerrilla Family, the Bloods and Crypts who have partnered to “take out” White police officers. A text intercepted with a Chicago area code said: “Kill all white police officers!! As many as you can!! Bunch of thugs with badges!!” The Black Guerilla Family is a marxist revolutionary organization with the stated goals of eradicating racism and overthrowing the US government. 

These gangs are the infrastructural anchor that Islamists like the Islamic State will use to war on America. They have longstanding links and business relationships, dealing together in drugs, human trafficking, and other illegal activities. They wear no uniforms. They respect no authority. They are a brutal force aimed at anyone who doesn’t agree with them. They make martial law seem like a reasonable alternative. But this is not representative of people of color. For example, the parents of the most recent victim’s death that sparked the Baltimore riots are calling for calm, the mother sincerely saying, “I want y’all to get justice for my son, but don’t do it like this. Don’t tear up the whole city just for him. It’s wrong.” 

As a prophetic generation, this is a test of our beliefs. What is your Christian response? If you are a White Christian, show the love of Christ to your Black brothers and sisters. If you are a Black Christian, show the love of Christ to your White brothers and sisters. Christ said in John 13:34, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” Let us not forget who we are and why we exist. This is not about race--that is only the fuse. This is about a satanic force that wants everything you have irrespective of the color of your skin. You are a prophetic generation. Speak into this situation with wisdom. Stand. Protect one another. Overcome evil with good.


Human lives matter 

Race is a particularly difficult subject to write about, especially when you truly believe 1 Samuel 17:7, “for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” It seems that there should be no races because we are all part of the human race. Simply put, the Golden Rule should apply when dealing with anyone--we should treat others as we would want to be treated. There is not much wiggle room in the word of God, yet I have walked across the threshold of a church built at Cape Coast Castle in Ghana, West Africa where parishioners could see the slaves in a dungeon below and would remark that they were in hell while the church was heaven.

Christianity should not be a victim of the race issue, but rather a leader in bringing the light of Christ and the love for one another into focus. But it seems the more people try to fix the racial divide, the deeper and wider it becomes. Whites, for example, cannot understand why Blacks react certain ways. Blacks cannot understand why Whites don’t understand. And the circle continues. There is enough blame to go around on both sides. But until honest and respectful dialogue can occur, there is little hope that anything can be solved. We owe it to ourselves and to our Lord to treat one another with respect, integrity and honor. That is a start.

Martin Luther King, Jr. applied four steps to addressing racial injustice: “collection of the facts to determine whether injustices exist; negotiation; self-purification; and direct action.” It seems the White House has fallen short on all of these steps when addressing or commenting on race relations. The facts in several cases were not determined before reactions were made, statements issued and blame assessed. This contributes to continued distrust and resentment. It also gives ground to outside anarchist and socialist groups who try to hijack civil rights as an excuse to protest and cause disruption. Moreover, urban legend like “hands up, don’t shoot” institutionalizes, even though it was never said.

In short, Black lives DO matter. So do White lives. Human lives matter. When there is injustice, it impacts all of us. Divisions widen and deepen. Injustice is not corrected by turning a blind eye to vigilante revenge. Our society needs to come to grips with the mistrust, bias, and perceptions that serve as barriers to love, truth, honor and justice. We can’t rely on government to force-solve these issues. It won’t happen. This takes heart to heart combat--relationship building. It takes learning from the past, then putting it aside to build a better future. It might start with a simple smile, or an acknowledgement. Proverbs 31:9 says, “open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” Sounds simple, but seeing the condition of society, it must be pretty difficult to do. ​​


Soft tyranny and you

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.  Do you ever feel like you have an opinion and yet uneasy about expressing it? Do you think that as a Christian, it is better to not express your views on morality in public forums? Have you felt any kind of reservation about what you do and say could be listened to by the government, so you watch your words? Are there just certain issues that you don’t talk about much anymore because the response is so visceral and examples have been made of those who say something?  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.


Duplicitous foreign policy in prophetic times

The US “president” seems to be doing all he can to hand Iran nuclear technology--much the same, quite frankly, that President Bill Clinton did with North Korea--yet at the same time, he is reportedly sending aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt into the Arabian Sea to prevent Iran from supplying Yemen rebels, including al Qaeda. It was the “president’s” support of Arab Spring that destabilized Middle Eastern and Northern African governments, including Yemen. The “president’s” foreign policy appears duplicitous by supporting Iran, but also fighting Iran. So which is it? Is the US an ally of Iran or is it a foe? Well, from the perspective of the White House, probably both. A dangerous course to pursue.

It appears there is a pawn game of chess unfolding over the Middle East. America’s traditional allies have been Sunni Muslims, which include Saudi Arabia. Iran is Shiite. The Muslim Brotherhood is primarily Sunni as is al Qaeda. The “president” has fought al Qaeda in Iraq, financially supported it in Libya, and is appearing to fight it in Yemen. Balancing the power and military might between Sunni and Shiite seems to be a goal. The Islamic State appears to be Sunni, but the “president” has both supported it when it was against the Syrian Assad regime, and, at least verbally, opposed it as it gobbles up territory in Iraq. Iran and the US have assisted Iraq in fending off the Islamic State. 

The Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda inspired revolution in Egypt was supported the the US “president.” That rebellion ended poorly as the Muslim Brotherhood “elected” president was overthrown, thrown in jail, tried, and was sentenced to some 20 years for the deaths of protesters. Other Muslim Brotherhood insurgents received much harsher sentences. The “president” seemed to let his allies hang out to dry. All in all the balance of power among the Muslims appears to ebb and flow, depending on who the “president” is supporting at the moment. It’s OK to allow Iran a path to developing a nuclear weapon, but it’s not OK for Iran to set up a vassal state in Yemen, although the “president” supported the revolution there.

Then there is Israel. The “president” has repeatedly said that Israel is America’s strongest ally in the Middle East, yet he has repeatedly turned his back on Israel and even tried to unduly (and perhaps illegally) influence the election there by funneling US taxpayer money for an unsuccessful attempt to defeat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The “president” has aided al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood, Iran and from time to time, the Islamic State--all sworn enemies of Israel. James 1:8 says, “A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.” Indeed, this “president” has proven his double-mindedness. He has also shown himself as cunning and deceitful. None of these traits bodes well for our nation or others.


​​A society of no morals is not a society

When reviewing the headlines across America, one has to wonder what happened to our society. “Man cited for killing uncooperative computer with handgun,” “Suspects armed with AK-47 rob man of I-Phone and wallet near Liberty Bell,” “Cal Poly Queer Student Union holds 3-day sh*t-in for gender neutral bathrooms,” “Illegal accused of raping 10 year old girl,” “DEA Chief to resign over sex parties,” “Clinton purged emails contained references to lesbian lovers,” are just a few of the headlines that we see--the type of which are seen most every day. There is a lack of common sense, morality, and decency enveloping our nation like a dark fog. We are fast becoming a society that is not a society.

Couple these daily headlines with policies such as changing the definition of marriage, refusing to secure our borders, promoting the homosexual agenda, expanding abortion through mandatory healthcare, using the homosexual agenda to limit First Amendment rights of free speech and religious freedom, pitting various ethnic and cultural groups against one another, and we have a clearer understanding of what produced the headlines. Have we become a nation where the quest for equality has diminished morality and the basic premise of law and government? Al Sharpton owes millions in back taxes, yet a Christian small business is shut down for refusing to cater a same-sex wedding. Hmmm. 

In civil society, people give up some liberties for the protection of government. In a Republic, such as the United States, government is supposed to protect the rights of its citizens equally under the law. Those rights are enumerated in the Constitution. The Constitution was derived from God’s laws. Now I know many will argue that several of the Founders were not Christians. This is revisionism. While some may not have been Christians, they all knew that law was given by God and understood that the Bible was the irrefutable documentation of law. It is when law is twisted and interpreted wrongly that those protections and liberties become blurred and society declines. This is evidenced in declining morals. 

When the foundation of society--the family--is broken, their is a decline of society. Those ungodly people who wish to redefine marriage, a covetous government taxing so heavily that both parents believe they have to work, and a host of other attacks on marriage and family all contribute to breaking down society. Eventually, lawlessness prevails as in Judges 21:25 as “every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” More so, when the church disengages by preaching from the pulpit a self-indulgent, emotional and extra-biblical gospel, the people become busy on themselves rather than exercising their citizenship in the kingdom. We are becoming a non-society. Many have given up. But remember when the disciples asked Jesus who, then, could be saved, He replied, “with God all things are possible.” Pray and act.​


The “president” and the pattern of Christian persecution

In March 2011, the “president” justified his illegal bombing of Libya by saying, “To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and -– more profoundly -– our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are. Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as President, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action.” National Security Council official Samantha Powers, told a crowd at Columbia University in late March that the president’s two year campaign to promote human rights helped trigger the uprising in Libya.

In April 2011, over 100 Christians were slaughtered in Ivory Coast at the hands of Islamist Alassane Ouattara. Ouattara was backed by the White House, the UN, and the European Union as the winner of the Ivory Coast presidential election, but was disqualified. He raised a mercenary army and systematically killed Christians where supporters of his Catholic opponent lived. No comment by the US “president.” Whenever Christians have been killed by Muslims, the “president” seems slow to the microphone. In Libya, however, the “president” used the mere threat of a humanitarian crisis to justify the US military aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda ousting the government. 

Many al Qaeda operatives in Libya when to Syria and teamed up with opposition to the Assad regime and became part of the deadly Islamic State. The IS has been killing thousands of Christians. Libya is the staging ground, or studio, if you will, where Egyptian Christians and Ethiopian Christians have been executed. The Washington Times reports the IS is using sophisticated filming techniques that experts say “The goal is to create slickly produced content that can play well not just as a propaganda tool via social media and Internet circulation, but also can display well through international media outlets.” This is the systematic killing of Christians and the promotion of such from the Libya the US “president” created.

There is a pattern of this US presidency. Christians were first targeted as homegrown radicals in an April 2009 White House-directed Homeland Security document. Since, Christians have been disdained, ridiculed, lectured, and allowed to die the most brutal deaths. Yet in places involving Muslims, such as Libya, the White House declares a humanitarian crisis and commits US firepower. Even after the IS slaughtered Ethiopian Christians, the National Security Council “condemned” the act in a statement. The “president” didn’t have the decency to condemn it himself. The world is at a crisis and Christian persecution is resulting. Jesus said in Matthew 24:9, “and you shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” It’s a shame that a US “president” is helping create the environment for this and turning a blind eye to these atrocities.


Prophetic implications of Iran, Libya undeniable

There are many differing views on how Biblical prophecy will play out, the timing of events, and how the players come together. One thing among several, however, is certain--that Persia, modern day Iran, and Libya play a role. Both are specifically named among the nations led by Gog against Israel in Ezekiel 38:5, “Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet.” Verse 8 says, “ the latter years you shall come into the land that is brought back from the sword, and is gathered out of many people, against the mountains of Israel...” Both these nations have been repositioned in recent years by the current US “president” to step into their roles, possibly accelerating end time prophecy.

Behind the guise of humanitarian crisis, the “president” used the US military and political maneuvering to back the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda to overthrow and destabilize the government in Libya. The result was a radical Islamic regime that has assisted with destabilizing not only Northern Africa, which would include the territory of ancient Ethiopia, but also reaching into Syria and Yemen. His policies then swept into Syria, arming Islamists with associations to al Qaeda and eventually unifying with the current Islamic State, which is storming through Syria and Iraq, taking spoil to fund its terrorist activities. Through the Islamic State, the world is witnessing first hand the brutality of Islam, the antithesis of peace.

The “president” has also aided Iran’s ability to be an end time player by assisting it in buying time to develop a nuclear weapon. While the “president” is trying to convince the world that allowing Iran 10 years to develop its nuclear capabilities is a good idea, Iran is holding national military parades featuring vehicles decorated with signs that say “Death to America” and “Death to Israel.” The “president” also said that he was surprised that the Russians had held back for as long as they did in delivering S300 missile defense systems to Iran. It almost seems as though the “president” and Russia are working together to ensure that Iran can maintain its nuclear program, which in turn, accelerates Iran’s position in prophecy.

While the Shiite Muslims in Iran and the Sunni Muslims in Libya traditionally are at deadly odds, make no mistake that Sunni and Shiite will band together to come against their most hated enemy--Israel. The Bible says so in these Ezekiel passages. Interesting, however, that virtually the same language as in Genesis describing the father of Islam--Ishmael--”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” is found in Ezekiel 38:21, “every man’s sword shall be against his brother.” When the Lord defeats the Ezekiel coalition that they “shall know that I am Lord,” the coalition turns on itself--just as they do when they are not fighting Israel. Sadly, though, the leadership of America has a hand in this, which also has Biblical consequences.​


​IS at US border--Of misinformation and lies

It’s really difficult these days to distinguish between truth, lies and deception, especially when it concerns the US government. Prior to beginning The Daily Jot in January of 2002, I had worked as an award winning journalist for a major news organization. Our primary audience was the financial industry where our stories moved markets. It was drilled into us each day that we must have our facts right. We were required to have two unrelated sources confirming the same news event. There were three levels of editors that our stories passed through before being released on the wire--all in very competitive time. This is the same journalistic approach that is taken each day for The Daily Jot. I strive to be careful.

There has been a steady stream of reports from border-area media about Muslim prayer rugs, Arabic literature and other documentation indicating that Islamists have been crossing into the US. The current Administration has encouraged this “immigration.” There is also documentation that there are at least 23 terrorist training camps located across the US--something the FBI has known about since the Bush Administration, but has done nothing. Dearborn, Michigan and St Paul, Minnesota are essentially Muslim colonies where some of the most extreme anti-American teachings emanate from mosques each week. The Islamic threat from within this country is well-documented despite government inaction.

Some sources are tried and true. One such source is government watchdog Judicial Watch (JW). Tom Fitton and his crew are top-notch at what they do--which is often more than what Congress does--holding the government accountable. In the face of government denial, Homeland Security in particular, JW is documenting the existence of an Islamic State camp just eight miles from the Texas border. Immediately, websites like truthorfiction or snopes go into action printing government denials and discrediting sources. I don’t put much stock in these types of websites. Sometimes investigative stories take a while to develop and the government is not a good source on things it wants to keep quiet.

As an update on the JW story, JW reports that a “high-level intelligence source confirmed that the FBI called a special meeting at the US consulate in Ciudad Juarez to “to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW. FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican Army officers and Mexican Federal Police officials, according to JW’s intelligence source. The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the meeting and conspicuously absent were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).” JW is standing by its story despite the government denials. If only Congress were so diligent. There is a lot of smoke on this, and the fire may be forthcoming. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.”​​


One person, one vote--not with voting machines

There have been countless little internet surveys popping up on Facebook and on other websites asking people if they would vote for Hillary Clinton. The overwhelming majority of those responding to the surveys say an emphatic “NO.” So if it happens that Hillary gets elected President and you can’t find anyone who voted for her, what gives? It could be the voting machines are rigged. For scores of years there have been vote-rigging schemes. When you see more people voting than a precinct has registered and dead people voting and so-called “calibration” errors on the voting machines, America is very vulnerable to a governmental overthrow. A recent study reported by the UK Guardian is an example.

The Guardian reports that a person with access to simple security codes could have hacked voter machines used in Virginia between 2002 and 2014 to influence an election. The Guardian reports: “Touchscreen voting machines used in numerous elections between 2002 and 2014 used “abcde” and “admin” as passwords and could easily have been hacked from the parking lot outside the polling place, according to a state report...In a damning study published Tuesday, the Virginia Information Technology Agency and outside contractor Pro V&V found numerous flaws in the system, which had also been used in Mississippi and Pennsylvania.”

The AVS WinVote machines, used in three presidential elections in Virginia, “would get an F-minus” in security, according to Jeremy Epstein of SRI International, an investigator for the Virginia State Legislative Commission. Epstein told the Guardian, “I got to question a guy by the name of Brit Williams, who’d certified them, and I said, ‘How did you do a penetration test? and he said, ‘I don’t know how to do something like that’...You could have broken into one of these with a very small amount of technical assistance.” Epstein also said there was no way of tracking whether the machines were hacked. Remember that Virginia and Pennsylvania were key states in the past two presidential elections.

Epstein wrote in his blog, “If an election was held using the AVS WinVote, and it wasn’t hacked, it was only because no one tried. The vulnerabilities were so severe, and so trivial to exploit, that anyone with even a modicum of training could have succeeded.” When you see 116% of a precinct voting for one candidate, somebody is trying something. This phenomena was reported in Philadelphia precincts in the last presidential election. The very people who cry foul against voters being required to show an identification are the same who win these types of elections. Now you know why. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”


ISIS Camp 8 Miles from Texas border

Judicial Watch, a venerable government watchdog group, is reporting that the Islamic State (ISIS) is operating a camp some eight miles from El Paso, Tx. in the Anapra area near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Judicial Watch sources, which include a Mexican Army officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector, also say there is another IS cell targeting the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for crossing into the US. Judicial Watch says that a joint Mexican military-police operation last week found plans of Fort Bliss, Muslim prayer rugs and documents in Arabic and Urdu. The area is controlled by the Juarez Cartel, making such operations “extremely dangerous and hostile.” There is more to this already alarming report.

Judicial Watch reports: “According to these same sources, “coyotes” engaged in human smuggling – and working for Juárez Cartel – help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico. To the east of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, cartel-backed “coyotes” are also smuggling ISIS terrorists through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing.

“Mexican intelligence sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, NM (a US port-of-entry). The sources also say that ISIS has “spotters” located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.” Certainly, the US “president’s” refusal to secure the US border with Mexico has not been ignored by the IS, much to the threat of harm to American citizens.

Something to think about: What will be your response when you wake up some morning to news reports that your child’s or grandchild’s school has been blown up by the IS, or the mall that you often frequent is under siege with IS terrorists beheading shoppers and piling them at the entrance? If that day comes, God forbid, the realities of Israel’s daily life will become real to every American. We will also begin to see just how peaceful that Muslim neighbor is. In part because the US emotionally elected what a Marxist Islamist president. In part, because the nation has turned away from God. Pray to God we do not receive the consequences of our actions. But they are near, even at the doorstep. As Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Watch. Pray. Act.​


Hillary says she fought against children and families--yep!

The announcement to run for President of the United States is very important. It is the first time for a campaign to introduce or reintroduce the candidate to the public, to dream a little with Americans, to establish the type of candidacy and issues the campaign will have going forward. Such is the case with Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she is running for President did not disappoint--unless you are a Christian American hoping for a change in the Democratic Party. The UK Daily Mail focused its analysis of the Hillary Clinton campaign announcement on her massive wealth accumulation since being in politics and how this most important campaign announcement was botched.

First, the timing. Timing is everything.Clinton’s Chief of Staff John Podesta upstaged her announcement with his own email to a group of donors, saying, “I wanted to make sure you heard it first from me -- it's official: Hillary's running for president.” Podesta is the founder of the Center for American Progress--a leftist, socialist-oriented Washington DC think tank, noted for guiding the current “president’s” domestic and foreign policies. Podesta was also the chief of staff for former President Bill Clinton. This signals to the American public, who care to dig deep enough to find out, that the same hallmark policies of the current Administration will be waiting in the wings of the White House should Clinton win.

The second mistake is a little more telling. The UK Mail reports that Hillary’s campaign announcement stated: “From her mother’s own childhood--in which she was abandoned by her parents--to her work going door-to-door for the Children’s Defense Fund to her battling to create the Children’s Health Insurance Program, she’s fought children and families all her career.” Catch that?--“... she’s fought children and families all her career.” Indeed, this is more true than not. Clinton has been a radical advocate of Planned Parenthood (translated abortion), the homosexual political agenda, and a promoter of Islam. What is more detrimental to children and families than that combination? She is an advocate for family destruction. 

Clinton’s campaign ran an ad to demonstrate her statement. AFP reports “When Jared Milrad and Nate Johnson participated in a video about "big changes," they had no idea their same-sex wedding plans would feature in Sunday's campaign launch by Hillary Clinton.” There you go. A person running for the highest office of the land cannot control her chief of staff in messaging, her announcement had a major typo, and her platform is more the same of what we have. This exposes her lack of care for the position and her assumptions toward Americans. Deuteronomy 32:28-29 says, “For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!” Be wise with understanding and discernment. Do not be deceived.​​


Birds of a feather
This past weekend, the US “president” met with the “president” of Cuba. While both are “presidents” of their respective countries, one is elected and the other is a dictator. One has been behaving illegally like a dictator, the other just assumed power from his dictator brother. This marked the first official meeting of the US and Cuban leaders since the communist takeover of Cuba in the 1960s and the infamous Cuban missile crisis in 1962. The two had a “kumbya” moment where they both faced the news media and agreed that they would work to thaw relations between the two countries, and in some areas, “agree to disagree.” Cuban dictator Raul Castro, however, revealed an intimacy that should raise eyebrows.

In a speech before the historic meeting, Castro reviewed his version of Latin American history, blaming America for thousands of deaths, imperialism and the cause of poverty through a list of biased revisionism. He admitted that from an “imperialist viewpoint,” Cuba has acted in solidarity with terrorists, but only from a position as a humanitarian. When finished, he said, “The passion comes out of my pores when the revolution is involved, but I want to apologize to [sic to the US president] because he doesn't have anything to do with all of that. All (the previous US presidents) are indebted to us, but not [sic this US president]," who is an "honest man ... with a manner about him that speaks to his humble origins." 

Let us remember August 2008 when Fidel Castro endorsed either Hillary Clinton or the current “president” for US President. In October 2008, the Communist Party USA endorsed the current “president” as did the Democratic Socialists of America. Also in October 2008, the speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Ari Larijani, endorsed the current US “president,” saying he would meet face to face with leaders of Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Syria and Cuba “without preconditions,” and that he is more flexible and rational. In June 2012, the current US “president” was endorsed by Raul Castro’s daughter, while she was in the US advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.

The US “president” has broken protocol of previous presidents by directly negotiating with a terrorist-sponsoring state, Iran--whose “president” is not elected; provided US assistance to terrorist organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda, and indirect support to the Islamic State. There is an old saying that “Birds of a feather, flock together.” ‘Sounds like these birds have been flocking together for longer than we knew. There is also a an ancient nugget of wisdom in 1 Corinthians 15:33, “Be not deceived: evil companions corrupt good morals.” With the US “president,” his administration and the company he keeps, one has to wonder who is corrupting who? And at what expense?


Another Sunday, another Clinton

The UK Guardian reports that Hillary Clinton is expected to announce Sunday that she is running for President of the United States. Present “president” aside, there could not be a worse candidate for arguably the most important job for America. Her announcement scheduled for noon on Sunday is just another insensitivity to church-going Christians in this country. But Clinton is not interested in Christians. Her entire body of work in public life has been anti-Christian. She is an intimate supporter of homosexuality; a radical abortion supporter; she and her husband have collected tens of millions of dollars from Islamist and Arab oil interests; her chief aide is associated with the Muslim Brotherhood. Don’t be deceived.

There are so many reasons why this immoral and unethical person should not even have the audacity to run for President. Her Benghazi involvement alone should be enough to land her in jail pre-campaign. She lied about the reason terrorists struck an American compound, killing the US Ambassador and three others. Clinton took exception to questions from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, angrily raising her voice in response, “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk last night who decided to kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator."

And what about the official State Department emails that she housed on her own private server? How many government secrets are now in the hands of America’s enemies--the Russians, the Islamists, the Chinese? But wait, those are not Hillary Clinton’s enemies. They are her supporters. She is a Saul Alinsky communist that would make the current mess in the White House pale in comparison. Clinton’s 1969 College Thesis was entitled, “There is only the fight”...An Analysis of the Alinsky Model.” Therein, she demonstrates a complete grasp of Alinsky’s existentialism, his use of conflict (the dialectic) and his “political faith”--all items upon which Clinton’s immoral and anti-American body of work has been built.  

Her announcement for President, Sunday at noon is the embodiment of who she is. She has no respect for Christians and is appealing to the rebellious, the takers, the bullies, the haters, and the usurpers. Jesus said in Matthew 7:14-16 “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits.” Clinton is a prophetess of Communism and Islamism--her life’s work is evidence of this fruit. Both Islam and Communism are antichrist because they deny that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. Their chief prophetess is a deceiver. Beware.


“president’s” Christianity questioned

Against the backdrop of the US “president” insulting Christians at two recent gatherings--the National Prayer Breakfast in February and the Easter Prayer Breakfast last week--Fox News tackled the question of the “president’s” Christianity. The “president,” ending his Easter message, was tempted with “veering off” on lecturing Christians about their lack of love, saying, “On Easter, I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian, I am supposed to love.  And I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned.” On Fox News, conservative radio host Kevin Jackson took the “president” to task for his duplicity of criticizing Christianity and giving Islam a pass.

Jackson said, “On the day that he was doing that [Easter Prayer Breakfast remarks], 147 Christians were killed in his home country [sic Kenya]. So what is he talking about? Look, the level of dichotomy with this guy, talking out of both sides of an issue, but never, ever mentioning the nature of Islam, but constantly telling Christians how bad we are." The context of the “president’s” remarks on Easter reveal that he was actually tempted to lecture the gathering about the lack of love shown by Christians, saying, “But that's a topic for another day. Where there is injustice--I was about to veer off. I'm pulling it back.” Meanwhile, as Jackson pointed out, Islamists slaughtered 147 Christians in Kenya, purposely on Easter.

The “president” was once again trying to make the case that Christians often do not truly represent their religion. Yes, there were and are wrong-minded people who conduct evil in the name of Jesus Christ. Christians, however, are not massacring people on high holy days to make a point. Nowhere in the Bible does it instruct followers of Jesus Christ to kill those who do not follow him. The “president” is twisting the words of Jesus and showing his distaste for Christianity. Jesus said in Matthew 5:44, “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. While only God knows men’s hearts, we know men by their fruits. The “president’s” remarks are extremely offensive and certainly do not represent the “love” he demands others to exercise.​


Replacing God with Government

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that a record 93.2 million Americans did not participate in the labor force in March. The entire US population is slightly less than 321 million, with almost a third of Americans not working. The Census Bureau says that persons under 18 comprise about 74 million, meaning that those above 18 no longer working are almost 40% of America’s workforce. Foreign-born workers total 24.7 million of those working. They have gained more than 1.9 million jobs since the current Administration took office while native born workers have lost approximately 1.1 million jobs during the same period. Forbes reports that 52% of Americans receive government assistance. reported: “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. Since 2012, we had more people on some sort of government assistance than were working--not counting those out of a job and not on welfare. It’s gotten worse.

These statistics should be alarming because they indicate a trend where America has become a socialist nation, where over half the people receive government assistance in some form and foreign workers are displacing native-born workers who are so discouraged that they have given up finding a job, many finding no option but to receive government assistance. In addition, the government is becoming an integral provider for the bulk of Americans. These two phenomena are not only present a danger to America’s national security, but also to her spiritual security. Socialism, by its own definition and manifesto, seeks to replace God with government. 

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. It is a bane to the existence of America.


The prophetic Persian nuke deal from the “president’s” own mouth

Much has been said about the US “president’s” tentative nuclear deal with Iran. There were some key components in his April 2 announcement of the tentative deal that hasn’t been reported in the mainstream, and they are key to discerning the subtlety of what is being communicated. This deal represents a clear path for Iran to continue developing the ingredients it needs for a nuclear weapon and analysts point out the many holes in it that make verification nearly impossible--just like the previous decade where Iran was continuously “allowing” inspectors to verify, but never really “allowing” them to see anything meaningful. This deal could accelerate prophecy and endanger many lives along the way.

The “president” said, “Iran has agreed that it will not stockpile the materials needed to build a weapon. Even if it violated the deal, for the next decade at least, Iran would be a minimum of a year away from acquiring enough material for a bomb...And while it is always a possibility that Iran may try to cheat on the deal in the future, this framework of inspections and transparency makes it far more likely that we’ll know about it if they try to cheat--and I, or future Presidents, will have preserved all of the options that are currently available to deal with it.” It would appear that the “president” expects Iran to cheat, and that the world will know about it--certainly, Israel will know immediately. The potential loss of life is immeasurable.

Congress does not agree with the “president.” He said, “This is a deal between Iran, the United States of America, and the major powers in the world--including some of our closest allies. If Congress kills this deal--not based on expert analysis, and without offering any reasonable alternative--then it’s the United States that will be blamed for the failure of diplomacy.  International unity will collapse, and the path to conflict will widen.” The fact is that there has been much expert analysis and the experts agree that this is a bad deal. The Prime Minister of Israel, whose nation hangs in the balance of such reckless action, has repeatedly said it is a bad deal and has offered both a reasonable and viable alternative.

The “president” discounts Israel’s objections, saying, merely, “It’s no secret that the Israeli Prime Minister and I don't agree about whether the United States should move forward with a peaceful resolution to the Iranian issue. If, in fact, Prime Minister Netanyahu is looking for the most effective way to ensure Iran doesn’t get a nuclear weapon, this is the best option.” In this option, the US “president” has emboldened the enemies of the Lord by empowering a major player in end time prophecy, Persia--modern day Iran. Even as the Lord chastised false prophets in Ezekiel 13:10 saying, “Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace,” the US “president” is trying to seduce an undiscerning world.​


​​Your walk to Emmaus

Christians around the world celebrated their most high Holy Day this past weekend--the commemoration and celebration of the Passover Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, who was found without blemish, was crucified, buried and risen, overcame sin and death that those who believe may have everlasting life. Many pastors saw folks that they see maybe twice a year--the other time being Christmas. Many may have celebrated at home with family and friends, having a more traditional Passover Seder or reading of the Holy Scriptures. It is a day when most everyone who claims to be a follower of Christ comes together in some way. Then they go home. And often just go about their lives. But there is so much more.

The story of Christ after his resurrection gives us insight into how we are to walk out our faith. I am reminded of the account in Luke 24 about the two men on their way to Emmaus when Jesus walked with them after he had resurrected. Their “eyes were holden that they did not recognize him.” They told Jesus what had happened in Jerusalem during Passover and how Jesus of Nazareth had been crucified.” Jesus, as he continued to walk with them, explained (verse 27), “beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”  He sat with them to eat and, Verse 31 says, “their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.”

Luke 24:32 says, “And they said one to another, did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?” These guys were so excited that they ran back to Jerusalem only to find the disciples gathered together and told them of what happened. “And as they spoke, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and said unto them Peace be unto you.” And he explained to them how the things were fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, in the prophets, and in the psalms concerning him. The men who walked with Jesus on the road to Emmaus, and now the disciples, had a new understanding of the scriptures as explained by the resurrected Christ.

Christ remained on earth some 40 days after his resurrection and appeared to over 500 people. During this time, the disciples gained a clearer understanding of the scriptures and found a deeper meaning to their relationship with Christ Jesus. Jesus instructed them to go out and witness and make disciples. It must have been an amazing and terrible time to witness the fulfillment of those prophecies during that Passover. But how precious it was to walk with Jesus after he was resurrected. During these difficult times, as prophecies pointing toward the return of Jesus seem to be in process, it is ever more important to draw close to Jesus, to walk with him on our own road to Emmaus that we might have greater understanding and a stronger relationship with the one who died that we may live.


Liars lying, deceivers deceiving 

The US “president” has announced a deal to allow Iran to continue its nuclear program. Essentially, it is a deal that the “president” is trying to spin as a reasonable approach to keep Iran from having nuclear weapons, when in reality it is Iran’s path to nuclear weapons. Already, the liars are lying and the deceivers are deceiving. The “president” said it was “an historic understanding with Iran, which, if fully implemented” will prevent Iran from having nuclear weapons. Trouble is, Iran’s leadership doesn’t see it that way. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told a news conference that the US had agreed to allow Iran to continue the enrichment of uranium. He essentially called the “president” a liar.

The cat and mouse game that began in the early 2000s with Iran continues. One side says they have a deal and outlines the specifics and Iran comes back and says that is not what it agreed to at all. So who’s lying? Both are. The US “president” is lying to the American public about any kind of deal that would prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapon. From Congress to the Prime Minister of the nation this deal affects most, Israel, all say it will not do what the “president” says it will. You do not even have to look at the details of the deal because anything that would lift sanctions on Iran and not require that Iran have nothing to do with uranium, will not prevent Iran from having a nuclear bomb if it so desires.

The Iranians/Persians have been incredible negotiators throughout history. Sending a lightweight like Secretary of State John Kerry to negotiate a deal on behalf of America or Israel is indeed sending a pocket knife to quell a fight against warriors with weapons--the knife is no good, has no intelligence, until someone directs it, and then it is out manned. The saddest thing, however, is that the US “president” is so enamored with Iran and all things Muslim that he appears to have no qualms about selling out the stability and peace of the rest of the world to give his Islamic buddies a leg up in the balance of power. A traitor has many ways to spin deceit and we are witnessing a historical spin of a future death spiral.

Fortunately for America, there are checks and balances. The Congress has a say. Whether it uses that authority is still in question. The “president” has placed us all in grave danger with this deal and his defiance to listen to reason--even from members of his own party who see this as a bad deal. Proverbs 12:20 says, “Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil.” As in Jeremiah 9, we live in the midst of deceit as our leaders and the leaders of our enemies “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” because they do not know the Lord. Our Lord and Savior says of these times “Take heed that no man deceive you.” Pray, act, stand.​


I will fill thee with men as with locusts

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somali-born former Muslim immigrant to America who is trying to promote a reformation of Islam by pointing out its brutal laws and violation of women’s rights. She has characterized Islam as the “new fascism” and has been very critical of the writings of Mohammad. She has denounced Islam, becoming an atheist. In 2003, she was quoted by a Dutch newspaper saying that Mohammad was a pervert for marrying a six year old and consummating the marriage when she was nine. Islamists charged her with religious discrimination but was acquitted by the civil court in The Hague. What she writes for Time about the growing Muslim population in America is more than alarming. 

Hirsi Ali cited statistics from Pew Research on how some 40% of Muslim immigrants between now and 2030 will be from three countries--Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Iraq, with Somalia and Iran the next largest country groups. She says that Pew found the majority of these have a casual viewpoint of the use of violence (terrorism) in protecting Islam, that Sharia Law is the revealed word of god. What bothers her most, she writes, is how receptive Americans, especially African Americans, are to converting to Islam. She cited J. Michael Waller of the Institute of World Politics “80% of prisoners who “find faith” while behind bars convert to Islam.” 

She continued, “Last month, I was dismayed to learn that Fouad al-Bayly, the Egyptian-born imam of the Islamic Center of Johnstown, PA--who in 2007 said that I deserved to die for “defaming” Islam--has been paid thousands of dollars by the Department of Justice to offer religious instruction to inmates in prisons. The European experience shows that radicalization is a serious problem, one that we ignore at our peril.” She concludes: “US officials urgently need to choose better partners in the Muslim-American community--not the likes of Fouad al-Bayly. The assumption that Europe’s problem of failed assimilation “couldn’t happen here” just because American assimilation worked well in the past is much too complacent.”

America’s own Justice Department is advocating the teaching of radical Islam, and using your tax dollars to do it. Jeremiah 51:14 says of Babylon, “Surely I will fill thee with men as with locusts; and they shall raise a battle cry against thee.” This is the Lord’s vengeance on Babylon for the nation’s treatment of Israel. The United States is entered into very dangerous waters. We have a “president” who has opened the door to Islamic immigration and is paying Islamic extremists to convert and radicalize our population while at the same time positioning laws and ordinances to paint Christians and Jews as the radicals. Domestic terrorism lingers on the horizon, fomented by the US “president.”

Christianity under attack

Whether it is “hands up, don’t shoot,” Bowe Bergdhal served with “honor and distinction,” or the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, it seems that the American people are all too willing to listen to the hysteria of a biased news media and special interest groups rather than check out the facts. Property has been lost, lives ended, and reputations harmed because an ill-informed public allows lies and misinformation to lead them by the nose to the slaughter house. “Who cares,” they might say, “It doesn’t affect me.” There is one issue, however, where if we as Christians don’t start standing strong and speaking boldly as we ought to speak, it will impact generations. Our religious freedom is under attack.

When the Founding Fathers of America wrote the Constitution, there was one God in mind--the God of the Jews and Christians. This is what they meant in guaranteeing religious freedom. Much has been written in their own words about Christianity; about being from many walks of life, but generally having the same religion; that God granted us a nation and that it was our duty to elect Christians to serve wisely. Our Republic was modeled after Exodus 18:21, “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 to be be rules of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.”

In fact, Islam at that time, was considered a strange and evil cult. John Quincy Adams wrote: “In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar, the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius, with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself as a messenger from Heaven, and spread desolation and delusion over an extensive portion of the earth.” Thomas Jefferson had to commission a US Navy to fight the Ottoman Empire-sanctioned pirating of US ships and the enslavement of US citizens by the Islamic Barbary pirates. Yet the current “president” infers Islam’s influence on early America was a positive one.

Your religious freedom, the very keystone of your rights as an American, are under vicious attack. An Islamic Marxist “president,” his administration, the news media, the homosexual lobby, the abortion lobby, the Islamists are all pointing the spear at your religious freedom because they know that faith in the one true God is the only bulwark that stands between liberty and their statist goals. No one checks the facts, but it is always assumed the Christian or Jew is at fault. Christianity is not about what God can do for you, it is what we are supposed to be doing for God. When so many are wringing their hands and asking what to do, God has already told us--make disciples, overcome evil with good, speak boldly of the gospel, having done all, stand. Don’t wait for a leader. The leader is Jesus Christ and he dwells in you. Let’s go!​


Indiana’s bold move

Indiana has enacted a law intended to prevent its state and local governments from imposing a “substantial burden” on a person’s free exercise of religion. Immediately the homosexual lobby jumped on the media train and has condemned anything “Indiana” for its possible discriminatory action. Editorial commentators are claiming foul and comparing the law to those that prevented Blacks from voting, drinking water at public fountains and playing professional sports in the 1960s. One sportscaster said that discrimination against homosexuals was no different than the discrimination against Blacks, and no religion has a right to do that. They refuse to hear a differing point of view, saying ‘religion is wrong. That’s that.’

There is a point that these paragons of hysteria are missing. I know of no place in the Bible where it says that being of a certain color is an abomination or sin. There are several places in the Bible where homosexuality is considered an abomination by God. Leviticus 18:22 (repeated in 20:13) says, “You shall not lie with a man, as with a woman: it is abomination.” The homosexual wickedness of Sodom and Gomorrha caused God to destroy the cities. As Jude 1:7 reminds: “Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”

Romans Chapter 1:24-28 is very specific: “Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.”

There are a lot of haters out there. And as Paul points out in Romans, they wish to “change the truth of God into a lie” because it doesn’t fit their personal system of justice. Christians should not be forced to renounce our faith in any way. We also should not return hate for hate. 1 Peter 3:9 says not to render evil for evil or insult for insult, “but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.” See, we know the truth and the truth sets us free. Our job is to make disciples, but that’s a lot harder than pointing a finger. Hopefully, this Jot will arm you with the scriptures and the spirit to discuss the Indiana law and show that homosexuality and skin color are not the same; that people need to be educated on scripture; and that God wishes no man to perish.​​



Sunni vs Shiite and history-defying assumptions

The Holy Land Foundation, located in Richardson, Texas, was the largest Islamic charity in the United States. In 2001, the federal government declared the foundation a terrorist organization, seized its assets and shut it down for providing some $12 million to Hamas. In 2007 and 2008, leaders of the organization went on trial in what became the largest terrorism financing prosecution in American history. During that trial, a strategic document on taking over North America surfaced that was written by the Muslim Brotherhood. It revealed by name a number of Islamic groups working together to undermine America--many of them allied with the current White House. But there was even greater insight.

Many question why the current “president,” who was raised Sunni Muslim, is forcing an international deal with Iran, a Shiite state, that would give it nuclear weapons and possible future control over the Middle East. They site the rift between Sunni and Shite and that the two are mortal enemies. Not true. First and foremost, they are Islamic. Islam is a death cult. If it isn’t killing non-Islamics, it is killing its own. If it isn’t killing its own, its killing each other. History proves this repeatedly. In fact, the Bible states in Genesis 16:12 how the father of the Arabs, Ishmael would be: “And he will be a wild man, his hand will be against every man, and every man’s hand against him.” The Muslim Brotherhood plan gives more insight.

The plan for America, which by the way is in its advanced stages thanks to the “president,” calls for “establishing an observant Islamic base with power and effectiveness [as] the best support and aid to the global Movement project...This issue requires us to learn “the art of dealing with the others,” as people are different and people in many colors. We need to adopt the principle which says, “Take from people...the best they have,” their best specializations, experiences, arts, energies and abilities...there is no choice for us other than alliance and mutual understanding of those who desire from our religion and those who agree from our belief in work.” In other words, establish Islam and unite to rule over the world.

Let us not forget that Islam--Sunni and Shiite--was able to unify enough under the Sunni-controlled Ottoman Empire to rule much of the world, including the Middle East, from 1299 to 1923--624 years. Sharia law is much the same under Shiite or Sunni. The Muslim Brotherhood plan is to establish and unite. These leaders meet in Iran at least once a year to coordinate activities worldwide, according to former Congressman Curt Weldon’s book “Countdown to Terror.” They work together. But we also know, that when pressured they turn on one another as in the prophetic end time battle of Ezekiel 38, verse 21 “every man’s sword shall be against his brother.” If it’s about killing Christians and Jews, Sunni and Shiite will unify. In battle pressure when they are losing, it may be another story as we see in prophecy.​


The occupant’s occupant rant

The occupant of the Oval Office suffered a great loss of international political capital when Benjamin Netanyahu won an astounding victory in his re-election bid for Prime Minister of Israel. The “president” has now vested the White House in making the determination that a Palestinian state will be birthed, shrinking Israel back to pre-1967 borders. He sent his message through White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, who addressed leftist so-called pro-Israel support group, J Street. Politico reports that McDonough proclaimed to a standing ovation, “An occupation that has lasted more than 50 years must end.” 

Politico reported that McDonough “described the alternate to a two-state agreement: a one-state solution based on unilateral annexation and abandonment of democratic rights for Palestinians that, he warned, “would only contribute to Israel’s further isolation.” In other words, he said, more divestment, boycotts and efforts to delegitimize Israel in the international community.” It would appear that the Administration was threatening Israel with boycotts and divestment if Israel didn’t bow to allowing an obvious terrorist state to be formed. McDonough said, “The United States will never stop working for a two-state solution and a lasting peace that Israelis and Palestinians so richly deserve.”

This so-called occupation by Israel began after Egypt, Jordan, and Syria amassed troops on the Israeli border in an effort to “drive the Jews into the sea.” Israel seized control of Gaza, the strategic Golan Heights, Judea and Samaria (now called the West Bank). In short, Israel took back some land God had already granted it. Genesis 15:18 says, “In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.” Numbers 34:1-13 and Deuteronomy 11:24 also speak to the borders of Israel. In essence, what God gave Israel would encompass part of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Syria. No “Palestinians” mentioned.

For me, it would be more important that an occupation of the White House that has lasted more than six years must end. It is rife with treason, treachery, blatant lawbreaking, support for America’s enemies against the good interest of the American people. Israel’s claim to its land and its nation is far more legitimate. The United States has no right to define Israel’s borders. Palestine was an area designated by the Roman occupation. Contemporary Arabs invented the “Palestinian” in order to divide the land of Israel. The US government is trying to literally “cut” Israel in half with its proposal of a “Palestinian” sate. All that burden themselves with this issue may find themselves “cut into pieces.”​​


Prophetic Leader or follower?

In our high school football locker room was a hand-made poster that read, “Either Lead Or Follow, Or Get Out Of The Way.” Our coach used to say that football was “organized chaos.” Before you say, “Oh, here he goes again with another football analogy,” bear me out a bit. This world is mostly organized chaos. In fact, it is getting more and more chaotic as we go. This is promised in the Holy Scriptures, consistent across both the Old Testament and New Testament. As the darkness rolls in upon us in these prophetic times, we have to make some decisions about what kind of prophetic person we are to be. Are we prophetic leaders or followers, or are we just in the way? This is important to your very survival.

What I see is a lot of people wondering what to do. They are frustrated and discouraged that morals and ethics and truth and righteousness seem to be lost in the darkness. Each day that passes seems to be an anthem of Isaiah 59:13-14, “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. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” These verses seem to describe our current situation as a people and as a nation. It appears that there are shouts in the darkness against it, but they fall on deaf ears.

First there is anger and frustration. Then there is discouragement. Then fear sets in. This appears to be a natural course of human nature. We have to determine in these times whether we are leaders, followers, or just in the way. When people try to lead, there is often a whole group of Christians who pick apart every little detail as if they are examining the sacrificial lamb for blemishes to disqualify it--which is hardly consistent with the lives they lead. Others rush in without any discernment. Others muddle the conversation with endless debate. Now remember, on the vital issues, discernment is imperative. But also remember King David was imperfect in many ways, but he was also a man after God’s own heart.

The point is, that our prophetic destiny--how we are living out our lives and contributing to the Kingdom of God here on earth--is important. We need to behave in the authority we have been given as heirs of the living God. I don’t mean running around with empty declarations and proclamations disguised as prophecy. I do mean taking spiritual and moral authority in following God, not men. We need to know the word of God--not as it is taught by men with agendas, but rather from God’s viewpoint. And then we need to exercise it with the authority of stewardship the Lord has given us. No fear. No discouragement. Extraordinary wisdom and discernment. Making a statement to society. Making disciples. Being the light wherein the darkness must flee. ​​​


Spirit of fear

There are so many things going on around us that seem totally out of our control and also far from our Biblical understanding of what is just and right, that many people can become angry, confused, discouraged, or worse, fearful. Over the past few weeks, many have written about their fears. Many seem to be seeking a leader that will make things right. But there really is none. The world continues growing darker and darker. Leaders do little to stop the myriad of unrighteous acts. When the feeling of helplessness sinks in as it relates to these issues, fear often rises to the top of emotions. It’s easy to say “do not fear,” but how do we overcome it?

Psalm 91:1-7 gives us insight: “He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day; Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.”

Romans 8 also informs us against fear. Verse 28 says, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” And verse 31, “If God be for us, who can be against us?” 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.” From my perspective, we must come to the point of trusting God with all things, all parts of our lives. We must follow God not man. There is no political candidate or leader that we can put our faith in. We need to put our faith in the Lord and in doing so, choose Godly leaders who become stewards of God’s word and keepers of His righteousness.

It took us a long time to get into the mess we have before us. It was, quite frankly, allowed by the disengagement of Christians from our society. Seminaries and pastors and do-gooders have hijacked God’s word and have turned it into something extra-biblical, emotional, and self indulgent. As a nation, it became about what God can do for us, not what we are instructed to do by God. What we are now faced with will take a lot of prayer and a lot of action to turn around. Our first step must be to trust in the Lord. In that trust, in that faith, fear has no place. As Romans 13:12 says, “The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” No spirit of fear.


Of truth, deception and disaster

Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” He then went on to explain what would happen in the times leading up to his return. The Apostle Paul wrote of perilous times in the last days in 2 Timothy 3:13, saying, “But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Ephesians 5:6 warns: “Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things come the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.” There are also many verses that warn against deceiving ourselves. So then, when the truth is right in front of us, why are so many people deceived? How is it that they will not suspend their disbelief long enough to open their eyes to the truth? 

The “president” of the United States is leading the nation down a path of sure destruction. He is taking actions that have catastrophic consequences not only for Americans, but for people around the world. From his lawless support of same sex marriage to refusing to secure the borders from an illegal alien invasion to bringing high-risk Muslims from radical areas of the Middle East for resettlement in America, to supporting a plan that will surely lead to Iran having nuclear capabilities, this “president” has turned on America. His support of terrorist organizations and terrorist sponsoring entities is no less than treasonous because we are at war with Islamists. Yet, nothing is done about it as if these things are not happening.

His most senior advisor was raised in Iran. He is ramrodding an agreement that will allow Iran to become a nuclear power at the same time, the very same time, Iran’s supreme leader is saying he wants to destroy America. In a Saturday speech, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that “death to America” was justified because America is behind all the threats to Iran. According to Congressman Trent Franks (R-Az), a recently translated Iranian military document endorses a nuclear EMP attack on the US. Newsmax reported in February that Iran has already tested an intercontinental ballistic missile “for peaceful purposes,” and has satellites at altitudes capable of an EMP attack if they were armed with nuclear weapons. 

This does not sound like a nation just trying to develop nuclear power for peaceful energy needs. Surely, the White House knows the same information. Yet, the “president” is bullying Americans and Israel into accepting a deal to give Iran what it needs to destroy us. Secretary of State John Kerry told the news media that Britain, China, Russia, France, Germany and the US were determined to get a deal done with Iran--at the same time the Ayatollah was calling for death to America. Americans and American leadership must wake up to these truths. This administration must be stopped otherwise there will be disastrous and deadly consequences to ourselves and our families. ​


Witnessing the gears of prophecy turn

As we look back on the events leading up to this week and what occurred in Israel with the elections, I hesitate to invoke an oft too used Christian cliche’, but it seems appropriate--God is in control. He really is. It doesn’t minimize that we have free will to make our decisions--both good and bad--suffer the consequences--both good and bad--but there is perspective. And God is in control. He has a prophetic plan for the return of Christ, and that plan is playing out before our very eyes. When evil attempts to storm in outside of that plan, the Lord steps in and puts his plan to work that we all might see that He is the LORD God. That we might be reminded of Galatians 6:7 to not be deceived, God is not mocked.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had the cards stacked against him. The “president” of the United States was doing all in his power to make sure Netanyahu did not get reelected. While there was the obvious media reports of the “president’s” open feud over Netanyahu’s stirring speech before the US joint session of Congress, there was much more at play. There are unconfirmed reports that the “president’s” henchmen were in Israel helping organize the opposition. A congressional investigation has been launched into some $350,000 sent by the State Department to a pro-Palestinian non profit when Netanyahu declared his candidacy. Knowing politics, there was much more chicanery that wasn’t reported.

It would have been easy for Netanyahu to give up. It is difficult to imagine just how much pressure was applied to convince him that it was a bad idea to address Congress when the “president” was so publicly against it. He had it coming from all directions--from the Democratic Party here in America to the Arabs, the Iranians, the Caliphate builders, the liberals in Israel, and the terrorists throughout the Middle East, including the so-called Palestinians. But he didn’t budge. One man stood up to all this pressure. Now I have been told that Netanyahu isn’t perfect, but I can say from observing his actions, he showed the world what it means to stand in the gap--having done all, to stand. And God honored that stand.

The Beast; the time of Jacob’s Trouble (what many refer to as the tribulation); The return of Jesus Christ; the end time battle against the enemies of Israel and of God; the Millennial reign; the new heaven and new earth are coming. They are not here yet. These events will occur on God’s time as Jesus said in Acts 1:7, “It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in his own power.” But be sure of this--we are to be ready and to stand, overcoming evil with good. We are to make disciples. As Christ 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.” Meantime, we have watched the gears of prophecy turn this week and we have seen an example of how to stand, and how God honors such action.


White House deceiving Americans about IS

Not a day goes by that beheadings, burning people alive, mass killings, destruction of Biblical landmarks are reported of the horrors perpetrated by the Islamic State. It was in March 2011 when the “president” took to national TV to make his case for aiding and abetting the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda in attacking Libya during the US supported “Arab Spring” revolts. He said of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, “He has denied his people freedom, exploited their wealth, murdered opponents at home and abroad, and terrorized innocent people around the world.” Thus, the “president” aided the overthrow of Libya by the same terrorists we were fighting in Iraq. When it comes to IS, however, it’s a different story.

The IS is committing even more atrocities than Qaddafi. Yet the “president” is far less fiery regarding this Islamic group. In a speech at the Pentagon on July 6, he said, “Our comprehensive strategy against ISIL is harnessing all elements of American power, across our government -- military, intelligence, diplomatic, economic, development and perhaps most importantly, the power of our values.” Yet he admitted there were setbacks, most notably: “We see a growing ISIL presence in Libya and attempts to establish footholds across North Africa, the Middle East, the Caucasus, and Southeast Asia. We’ve seen attacks in Ottawa, Sydney, France and Copenhagen.” 

The Daily Beast reports that the “president” and his political appointees are watering down intelligence assessments about the Islamic State to give the appearance that the US is accomplishing more than it is. The Daily Beast reports: “More than 50 intelligence analysts working out of the US military's Central Command have formally complained that their reports on ISIS and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria were being inappropriately altered by senior officials.” The “president’s” appointees were described as “Stalinist” in censoring the intelligence reports to paint a rosier picture to the public about efforts against IS, despite the terrorist group’s undeniable progress against anemic resistance by the US. 

Sometimes one has to suspend your disbelief to see through the reality. There is a common denominator in who this “president” supports. In Libya, it was the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda. In Syria, it is al Nursa, which pledged loyalty to the IS. Turkey, another of the “president’s” allies is supporting the IS. Iran, which the “president” is supporting, has said it will not cooperate with the US against the IS. This “president” seems to be promoting a theme of “all Islam, all the time.” His support of Arab spring destabilized the Middle East and spawned the IS. Now his efforts to defeat the IS are half-hearted at best, but he wants Americans to think we are winning. Deception is in the air. Jesus told us in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” He also said we will know them not by their words, but by their deeds. Take heed.