In this world, now with so much corruption, wars, and hates, a society now that has shrunk with cell phones and technology; so many not even knowing what is going on in this world, nor do they care, when material things and tv and Hollywood “fame” lure them instead of God. The more they get, the more they want. However, everything we have ever gone through in history, has always had a price to pay.
Many Christians now got on the bandwagon with the “refugee” illegal children that have crossed our borders. I do not take that stand. I don’t know if I’m right or wrong, however, I am not for amnesty. One exception leads to another, then another and on and on.
Many too, now have been against Israel for bombing the tunnels, with all the horrible casualties in Gaza. I wish we could blow up and destroy the tunnels coming from Mexico in our border. I wish our leaders in Washington, Republicans as well, would stop playing politics and put fences on our borders exactly like Israel has done. War is not a game; and freedom isn’t free.
Whereby, I opened my Bible up to Ecclesiastes this morning reading in one of my favorite passages, from the 3rd chapter. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. (To misunderstand this Chapter is to misunderstand the purposes of God. One can only know an understand these respective “times,” if one properly walks after the Spirit.” Romans 8:11. )* Expositors Study Bible.
Also reading Solomon’s questions trying to reason out oppressions by others which increase vanity in the 4th Chapter. “So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun; and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. ” (It portrays a world that has banished God from its life; consequently, there is confusion, ignorance, and misery. Such characterizes most of the present world. The words, “so I returned,” mean “I resumed my investigation.”)
“Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.” (The tragedy is that the “dead,” without God, do not end their oppression but, in actuality, it increases, and forever.) “Yea, better is he than both they, which has not yet been, who has not seen the evil work that is done under the sun. ” (Solomon reasons, and despite his great Wisdom, that it would be better that man not even be born; however, all of this is reasoning without God! If, in fact, there were no God, no Saviour, and no “Comforter” [the Holy Spirit] then he argument would be valid; however there is a “Comforter”m, and HE is the Holy Spirit [John 14:16].)
We can go into Matthew 24 and the destruction of the Temple predicted, when in vs 4 Jesus said, “Take heed that no man deceive you. 5. For many shall come in my name. 7. For nation shall rise against nation, and Kingdom against Kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. ” (Few places in the world, if any will be exempt from these judgments). Look now at the weather all over the globe. Have we ever seen hurricanes hit Hawaii? Never! “8 All these are the beginning of sorrows” (like birthing pains…the first half of the Tribulation). “9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you..and you shall be hated of all nations in MY Name’s sake. “(Pertains to the midpoint of the Great Tribulation when the Antichrist who Israel will think is the Messiah, will show his true colors No nation will come to her rescue.. ) All of he hates of Hamas, Al Quada, Hezbollah,now ISIS. Russia even, Iran (Persia), will come against Israel and I believe America as well, for we have to back her. “I will bless those who bless my people and curse those who curse her!”
Every eye in the world will behold the Second coming. “27 or as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west so shall the coming of the Son of Man be.” The biggest cataclysmic event known to man the world has ever seen is coming, I believe soon. Many many will be blinded to these Prophecies as they were in the days of Noah. And God will destroy the wicked and the evil. He will open the earth and swallow them up in earthquakes, sinkholes, and volcanos, storms and floods. (The earthquake 6.5 in Napa,CA.) Look up…Look up and take heed to the 4 blood moons Hagee wrote about, all on Jewish holidays..one has come and gone in an eclipse of the moon in April on Passover, another in October…then an eclipse of the sun January 2015, another eclipse of the moon April 2014 Passover, and the last October 2015 Sadat. After this last, Israel went to war. Watch…While Hollywood promotes sin and garbage, fame and frivolity, disasters will happen. As an Islamic preacher Glenn Beck had in his video, proclaimed Jihad to the Jews, in a Chicago Mosque. And I agree with Cheney that we will be attacked in America worse than 9/11 and it will be from within the US, home grown. Look up….and if you really love the Lord, pray…For with all these threats, the Graham Evangelism, and Franklin are starting crusades and so is Bonke, Christ for All Nations, and in America. There is going to be a cataclysmic clash of good vs evil…the Crescent and the Cross /Star of David!
STAND just like Meriam Ibrahim did for her faith through persecution in Sudan. She is a faithful servant to our Lord, under attack, did not fold and with two small babies as well. This so called religion of “peace” Islam teaches that anyone who converts from Islam to another religion is to be put to be put to death. One of the Hadiths, or sayings of Mohammed, reads; “Whoever changed his Islamic religion, then kill him” (Sahih Bukkari ol. 9, book 84, numher 57). Although more moderate Muslims may tend to overlook such statements, 27 countries consider apostasy from Islam illegal, and in 11 countries, it is punishable by death. * from Decision magazine, Billie Graham Evangelism Assoc.
General Jerry Boykin of the Family Research Council was a member of the US Army’s Delta Force, having spent 36 years in the military, now an ordained minister of the Gospel of Christ. He said, in Decision magazine, “We’ve got to be willing to stand strong and say, ‘If it costs me my 20,000-member church’, or ‘If it costs me as a business leader, like Hobby Lobby did, ” so be it. Let’s take up the Cross and carry it. “
“In order to stand and be counted in these perilous times, people must know what they believe. It isn’t enough just to know the teachings of the Bible, but it is critical to deeply contemplate WHY we believe the Word. Otherwise, it will likely cause us to fail when challenged by a determined adversary who wants to defeat and discredit our line or reasoning,. “
“We prepare for battle by knowing WHAT we believe and why, then we demonstrate moral courage by being willing to stand for what we believe, even when all those around are compromising. ” Boykin BGEA Lord I pray for the peace of Israel and around the world. Show us your way Lord, and pour your spirit on our two countries.