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America God Is Calling You

First, I want to say, I didn’t want to write this. Too much pain, and too many memories. But things have to change. Change only comes from knowledge. But what really needs to happen, politicians do not want to do. The following was printed in a little booklet from RBC Ministries, written by a high school student after Columbine, name unknown. The student had seen so much death, that it is worth remembering, as we take into account the direction of America and the leaders we choose. There are some things such as 911 and this from Columbine to Florida, we should never forget:

“The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less.

We have bigger houses, but smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We have learned how to make a living, but not a life; we’ve added years to our life, but not life to our years.

We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor.

We’ve conquered outer space, but not inner peace; we’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we’ve split the atom, but not our prejudice.

We have higher incomes, but lower morals; we’ve become long on quantity, but short on quality. These are times of tall men, and short character; steep profits, and shallow relationships.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               These are times of world peace, but domestic warfare; more leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.

These are days of two incomes, but more divorces; fancier houses, but broken homes. It is a time when there is much in the show window, but nothing in the stockroom; a time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose to either make a difference…..or just hit delete.” author unknown

Fortunately most do not know the pain of a mentally ill child who goes off the deep end, and never gets the help they need. Believe it or not Cruz was not evil. Neither was my son, who was bi-polar and committed suicide in 1999 by blowing himself up with 6 sticks of stolen dynamite. Teachers, scholars, you of all people should be aware. This young man, like many before him, has a mental illness. He lost his mother. He was in foster homes. But, deep inside, he was coming unglued. My son was up all night till 3am talking to a friend on the phone and came in my room sobbing the night before he did his act. He had suicide ideation since he was 15. Scientist’s, neurologists, psychiatrists? It is Chromosome 18 from the father. Alzheimer’s is Chromosome 19. Why not look to the day when scientists and neurologist’s can make headway and go in the front lobes of the brain and do laser surgery and fix mentally ill, and cure Alzheimer’s!! And by the way, my son attended a Christian school from K-6th grade, and thank God was saved 8/2/91. Then came puberty, and a gradual decline. I know where he is, waiting at the gates.  We are all sinners saved by grace.

Bi-polar’s that I think Cruz is, go off the deep end. All it takes is one act in a matter of minutes without “thinking”…because they can’t. Look at Robin Williams, Ernest Hemmingway, his niece Margo, Carrie Fisher, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jim Carry, Jonathan Winters, as well as General George Patten and Winston Churchill. What needs to happen, is school, SAU, any Court, DCYF, psychological, psychiatric and DIAGNOSIS, RECORDS TO BE UNSEALD AT 18, when legally an adult. Then they couldn’t pass background checks. But with Cruz? All bells went off and the FBI failed. Police failed. I gave police my son’s records. And unless they have a parent/relative that had this mental illness, the only way a psychiatrist can diagnose, is by OBSERVATION. And Cruz fit the bipolar bill. God created him too, and my son, and Pastor Rick Warren too, whose bi-polar son ALSO committed suicide. We do not live in the dark ages. My son was saved, knew Jesus, but his brain (chemical imbalance) was screwed up…and this young man’s, who was tormented, missed his mother, and couldn’t handle what other’s no doubt could. Evil? The act was, but, God still loves him. I know that I know my son is in Heaven waiting for me at the gates, as he was saved, 8/2/91.  When you read, ask yourself, what if one of my children ever went off the deep end? So many of our Veterans too,  come home, and they are changed.

https://www.psycom.net/depression.central.bipolar.html

I could have been going through what Cruz did, with my own son. My Bj, William who had knives and a sword, wanted to buy a gun, before his suicide. If you wanted to see a total breakdown in a mentally ill young person, I have seen it all. Incidentally, I am an open book. Change doesn’t happen by hiding “secrets”. What I went through too, with my son’s suicide was more than any mother should endure, and it cost me a mini stroke as well. A diagnosed kid, with suicide ideation since 15, bi polar as can be. Highs on his own juice, manic, rapid speech, ideas flowing like a magpie. Then when he did something stupid, like climbing a telephone pole, (afraid of heights) after the fire dept had to get him down, plummeting to a depression and lows you can’t believe. Mania..The 2 polars of extreme. I saw my son at 16 in a straight jacket, saw him cutting himself, placed in mental health facilities through courts and through my own persistence to get him help. And now they are all closed. NH has NOTHING! Not to mention foster parents in the “system” who are only out for the money.

I’m saying all this to say this. They can take all the guns away. But has it helped in all the terrorist attacks in Socialized Europe? Countries where you haven’t got our 2nd Amendment, are run by dictators, including Venezuela. The left wants a ban on guns, so they can “control the masses” with Communism. Then the organized soldiers come in so they can take down our constitution…ie Soros, and Obama, and the Bill Ayer, Marxist mandates the left wants. I read Ayn Rand. There’s an interesting book on Amazon, Rand vs Obama…a hypothetical argument. Because Ayn saw as a Russian Jew, as a young child the Bolshevik Revolution and the soldiers smashing up her father’s store, then later killing Czar Nicholas and his whole family. Castro did the same, and its happening now in Venezuela, and even worse in Syria. THAT is what Obama and George Soros, Clintons, and dear Nancy Pelosi and Schumer wants in America. Instead what we need is better and more psychiatrists, and mental health facilities, regulated with humane decent treatment! Not like the early 1900’s when they all got closed down in the 50’s.     Incidentally, Christians too can suffer from mental illnesses. There were two other suicides from Christian families I knew since the 80’s. One young man’s father an evangelist heads YWAM in Boston.  It is genetic, but, in my case, no one wanted to hear about my sons father, since he was long gone and we were divorced.   He had a brother and two sisters who were twins, and one was bipolar, and the other in an institution in MI.  (I should have known better, but love is blind.)

So..I am in agreement with the enclosed article by Dan Flynn of the Spectator. I’ve seen more at 79 than you young uns’. I remember WWII and at least 8 of my neighbors lost sons and husbands. When Ike became President, America started to boom again. We had clean living, went to church, and had prayer in school. What we didn’t have was equal rights for Blacks. And there was horrific discrimination in our armed services. My high school class up here in NH though were over achievers. And Black people (we had only about 5 kids in high school then) went to church, dressed decent, and studied, and along with the rest of us, loved America, and our flag. What has changed? In part Billie Graham and others are right, we took God and prayer out of schools; and with that, ethics, character, morals, learning how to act with manners, respect. Building self esteem comes with a respect and love of God, country, and our fellow man. NOT just Black lives matter, ALL lives matter, and God created us ALL equal, with the same blood. Be careful what voice inside you listen to.  It either comes from God or Satan.

However, the only thing that is going to stop young mentally ill shooters, is for their SEALD records to be released at 18 when they are legally an adult. How do I, a 79 year old woman reach Congress. I’ve tweeted my head off to not much avail. But, surprising, most people don’t even realize that all juvi records are seald for the privacy of the child. Wherefore, I gave my son’s records to police. I didn’t know what he could pull.

The local school Superintendent of Schools, (SAU’s), Juvi Courts, School records, counseling, psychological, psychiatric, tests, inherited mental illnesses and behavior and diagnosis, NEED TO BE RELEASED IN ANYONE MENTALLY ILL AT 18. Only then, will these potential shooters not be able to pass background checks, and it should too, send a red flag to police, that this kid tried. THERE NEEDS TO BE A FEDERAL LAW, MANDATATING ALL SCHOOLS, IN ALL STATES INCLUDING JUDGES, DCYF, ETC. THAT AT 18…ITS UNSEALD.

Would this be taken to Federal and higher courts? Yep, and it would have to go all the way to the US Supreme Court as well. But it would work.

I’ve tweeted, sent things…But as I watch with compassion, I have never EVER SEEN ONCE mentioned this on air. WHY?

https://jeworthen.wordpress.com/sovereign-grace/

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7YyojHY_y4AS0FIdm95U29FMUU/view?usp=sharing

FROM DAN FLYNN, SPECTATOR:

“Sunshine State Demagoguery
The sight of traumatized teenagers demanding gun control strikes as demagoguery of the worst sort.

Nobody should or does call the kids demagogues. But nobody dares call the kids anything, and that’s the point. The base adults politicizing a tragedy grasp that children enduring something so horrible as a crazed gunman stand immune from counterarguments and criticism. Responding with any dissenting opinion, no matter how civilly put, makes for bad optics. Understanding this, ideologues use the kids as proxies. This cowardice ensures a monologue, not a dialogue—or at least demonization for anyone who dares start a dialogue by disagreeing. The issue—whether to ignore the Constitution out of a belief that it inhibits good public policy—calls for robust discussion, not a shut-up-everyone sermon.

Many people do not agree that new gun control laws prevent a determined, unstable person from breaking them. The school prohibited the gunman from its grounds. He broke that rule. Numerous laws prohibit bringing firearms onto school grounds. The gunman ignored them. And, of course, laws against murder exist. He refused to follow them, too. The problem seems too complex for a solution as simple as gun control to fix.

Beyond policy objections, process objections exist. The Second Amendment to the Constitutions protects individuals against federal encroachment on their rights to keep and bear arms. How does any political operator operate on the assumption that the Constitution does not exist, or, if it does, exists the way the Queen of England does—as a symbolic nod to a bygone era? One needs to acknowledge, it seems, the 231-year-old elephant in the room.

One can buy into the idea of students enthusiastically organizing a walkout over gun control (or cold Chicken McSchool, abbreviated recess, mean math teachers, or any issue you can imagine). But believing the idea that they organized a mass march on Washington scheduled for next month just days removed from the carnage seems gullible.

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel famously said. Someone, an adult, took his words to heart here.”
Spectator.org

Dear Lord, I ask and implore you Lord, to convict the hearts of those who read this, our politicians I send it too, and for the compassion for those who lead my state of NH, FL, and
all the states in America, both locally and Federally. YOU Lord are the only one who can
change hardened hearts, so that this time, with so many young lives taken, we see the truths,
and strive for real change. God, help us, see the real truth here, that is not guns. Guns don’t
kill, people do. But, guns can protect. Ask the women in Europe and Germany now who
are being assaulted by Arab immigrants and raped, if they would like to carry a concealed
weapon. But, they are outlawed over there. There needs to be BALANCE in all things, in
all decisions, in all recourse, and balance that makes logical, Godly sense. Give us discernment
Lord, to see the truth from the fake, and help us to legislate laws Federally that will go down
to the states. Lastly, God, I pray for the families that buried their children and loved ones, and
I implore you Lord to help them deal with the pain, as you did me, when I buried my own son. I ask that you change the “stinken” thinking in our local SAU’s who think they know it all when they don’t. And that the few psychiatrists that work with courts do so ONLY to help, not play political games.  These kids need help in earnest, and do not get it, instead are seen as outcasts.
Awaken us Lord, in America, with a hunger for your presence, and your word, and I plead for
a new revival reaching all across our land as you did with Azuza St. God pour your Holy Spirit
on our President, our Vice President, and all those in Congress, to legislate and make Godly, rational good decisions. Jesus you are and always have been America’s HOPE. In this I pray, with much sorrow, Amen.

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God, Send Your Fire!

Having German heritage, I’m always looking for those like Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther, who did God’s work. I watched mesmerized last night when Billye talked about this book, “FIRE ON THE ALTAR, Those Who Carried the Flame”. I think of the hunger in our churches amongst us Christians, and prayer is our answer. The author of this book is Frank JJ Di Petro,
and it is on Amazon, among others by him. She spoke of the Moravians, who I never heard of going back to 1727 in Germany. Count Nikola Ludwig Von Zinzendorf gave up all his status, and went on this parcel of land to invite Christian believers to live there. They started this 100 year old prayer vigil, became selfless in 5 years. God came down amongst them in
all His glory. Zinzendorf was 27. Prayer there was the catalyst of Leviticus 6:13 “A fire shall always be burning and never go out. ” These Moravians helped birth the Great Awakening in America, John Wesley and his brother and George Whitfield. All thru the Great Awakening of which America was birthed started in Germany!!! A 100 year prayer vigil!

The evangelism as we know it in the world did not exist before the Moravians. it was no accident that God restored the fire in the altar 1st..A sprit of God fell on them that day in 1732.There is a Moravian Museum in Bethlehem, PA. I just bought this book on my Kindle. I pray all my prayer warriors watch Billye’s video which was on Thursday, on this book. Videos on site are for 5 days of the week.

The following comments are by Charlie Hurt of the Washington Times. Thank you Charlie,
you ARE a journalist. Flaunting Lawlessness:

Never in the history of this Republic has there been such a jubilant celebration of lawlessness in the heart of our government as we saw at President Trump’s State of the Union address to Congress.

Under the gaze of Moses, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson and all the great champions of law from history, today’s current crop of “lawgivers” in America sneered, mocked and ridiculed the mere notion that we might have laws. (And Jefferson was NOT a deist!)

That these laws might mean anything.

That these laws might be enforced with equality.

That’s because also gazing down on our modern “lawgivers” in the chamber were an untold number of illegal aliens. These illegal aliens were actually invited to illegally come into the House chamber — the sacred nursery of America’s laws — to sit in sneering judgement of a nation built on the promise that no man (or woman or child) is above the law. Across the street, enthroned in the pediment of the Supreme Court above the words “EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW,” Justice wept.” Yes, Charlie, Justice wept, and so did our Founding Father’s; for this is the way of dictatorships not America, justice, law, ethics, character, or our Constitution under GOD! A democracy, republic, not Socialism-Communism. Or? We lose our freedoms, our country, our rights.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jan/30/flaunting-lawlessness-capitol/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTkdabU5UbGxZalJtTjJZdyIsInQiOiJPM3N0dXdcL1BkVEpRZE1yd0dGWmEyZEFhVGEyNU5lT2MrUnlVOWtOdVp4Y1RPcGZBbnNCYmg2MzJTZFY0SGxXakhSSUY4NnBmYUhDbDJIK29QaDFsTVwvT01teHNYSnlKeFhoXC81VVZWcCtpSmFFbkJNZHN2dnY3YzBwNHNQdjlzMiJ9

Click and play video. Billye Brim is one intelligent lady and has her own books!
http://www.kcm.org/watch/tv-broadcast/the-firepower-prayer-ignites-revival-fire

FIRST OF ALL AWAKENINGS BY Billye Brim
https://www.billyebrim.org/products/first_all_awakenings_book

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Timothy 2:1-2

At the admonition of the Lord to study the Awakenings in America in 2008, this unique book examines this directive, along with others. You will learn:
* The history of spiritual Awakenings, and the people and events that founded and preserved this special nation.
* How they relate to the next great Awakening; including the Revival and prayer roots of President Trump.
* The role of the Church in government affairs.
* Uniting the Body of Christ in the First of All campaign.
The success of this or any future administration falls primarily upon the shoulders of the Body of Christ. Dr. Billye Brim has ministered this revelation thru the various platforms available to her and has now written about it, believing the body of Christ can unite in this prayer effort and overcome the enemy’s plot to destroy us through division.
PRAYERS WILL IMPLORE GOD TO SEND THE FIRE! ONLY PRAYERS, NOT YOU OR ME ALONE WRITING THIS, BUT UNITY WITH ALL OF US CHRISTIANS, TO GET SERIOUS AND PRAY FOR OUR PRESIDENT AND OUR COUNTRY!

“America can finish her God-given course. America can, will, and must reach her destiny. And that depends upon the prayers of God’s people. That depends on you and me.” –Billye Brim
40 Prayers that Changed America by Paul Barkley
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0979417333/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I3ENI8ET2NROEV&colid=2TBP5BONYYDRV&psc=0

Words that Changed the World Azuza St Sermons by William Seymour
(Seymour was a one eyed Black man, who had a powerful call on him,
in spite of hard segregation, he was taken in by these prayer warriors of
the Fire of Azuza St.) Bones grew, legs grew that had been amputated.
Miracles ensued as the fire of God came down from Heaven, and I pray
it does once more, we are overdue!!
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0964628988/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I2N7CF1T5Q8RG4&colid=2TBP5BONYYDRV&psc=0

Miracles of Azuza Street by Tommy Welchel
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0768403510/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I32H3MS2IRPZTE&colid=2TBP5BONYYDRV&psc=0

What is Forgiveness?

Forgiveness and Self-Identity:
The two most common issues I encounter in healing damaged emotions are forgiveness and self-identity.

Forgiveness:
Rarely do people go through healing damaged emotions without having to forgive someone. It is critical that we have a right definition and understanding of what forgiveness is and isn’t. Forgiveness does not mean that an offense was okay. Please don’t let children who fight say, “I’m sorry.” And then respond, “That’s okay.” It’s not okay. Kids carry that idea of forgiveness into adulthood and end up refusing to forgive.

Teach kids to say, “I forgive you.” And when they’re adults they’ll be more ready to forgive an offense that no one recognizes as being okay.

Forgiveness means to face up to a wrong that was unjustly perpetrated and 1) release anger and resentment, 2) release any desire for revenge. Forgiveness does NOT (never did, never will) mean that an offense was okay. It means letting go. When we let go, we leave it in God’s hands. He promises to judge, either in this life or in the life to come (2 Thessalonians 1:6–9). When we forgive, we place judgment where it belongs: in God’s hands.

Unforgiveness actually puts us in a dangerous position: the judgment seat. That’s God’s seat, which is a bad place for any human to sit. The Bible tells us, “Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord” (Romans 12:19). Anyone forgiving another must ask, “Do I truly believe that God will deal with the wrong on my behalf so that I don’t have to, so that I can be free?”

Forgiveness is ironic because we do it more for ourselves than for the other person. That person is still guilty before God and subject to judgment, unless he or she repents. We forgive primarily because God forgave us and expects that we, in turn, forgive others. Forgiveness is one of the few things in the Christian life that we can do from a rather selfish motive! When we forgive someone, we set a prisoner free. Then we discover that we ourselves were that prisoner.

Unforgiveness is an emotional cancer that leads to bitterness and transmutes itself into all kinds of illnesses and disabilities, depending case-by-case on the vulnerabilities of the person. These illnesses are both psychological and physical. Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. We only hurt ourselves when we harbor unforgiveness.

Forgiveness also does not mean restoration. People often confuse the two. Restoration means to reinstate to a previous position or relation. People who have sinned are to be forgiven but not necessarily restored. In the context of healing damaged emotions this is important, because sometimes the perpetrator is related in some way, and the person wronged should in most cases not have to endure restored or normal interaction with that person.  Doing so can generate unnecessary pain, and for ABUSE VICTIMS, EVEN DANGER!!

Two other areas related to forgiveness are those involving God and ourselves. We don’t really “forgive” God as much as we release our anger against him—and a lot of people are mad at God. A lot of people are mad at themselves too. For them, release of self-condemnation brings freedom.

Self-Identity
When a person is emotionally traumatized, damaged, or neglected, it will affect their self-identity. This is particularly true when the problem has occurred repeatedly or over a long time. That person must receive—and feel—God’s cleansing, love, and restoring grace. That person also needs to go through the discipline of changing the way they perceive themselves. This is particularly done by personalizing Scripture—what God thinks of us.
In most cases, it is important to renounce and affirm. To renounce means to reject or repudiate something, especially by making a declaration of refusing to follow it. To affirm means to do the opposite by making a positive declaration of agreement. This is an effective practice to help a person who has had negative elements ground into their self-identity. Thus one would say, with conviction, “I renounce . . .” and in place of that which is renounced would refer to Scripture or a positive replacement, “I affirm . . .” This can, and usually should be done over and over. Why? Because a negative identity was pressed into the person’s mind over a long period.

Transforming that identity from negative to positive naturally takes time as well.
The process goes beyond cognitive understanding. It addresses deep-level identity, how a person perceives and feels about him or herself.

Another very helpful exercise is to go through Scripture verses that address how God sees us or relates to us—as opposed to how we may have been seeing ourselves or how others thoughtlessly or cruelly saw us. I encourage people to meditate on verses and ask themselves if they really believe them and identify with them or not. If they can’t identify with what a passage of Scripture says about them, they internalize and meditate on those verses until they can.

Here are a few verses:
Who I Am
John 1:12– I am a child of God
1 Corinthians 6:20 – I was bought at a price
2 Corinthians 5:17 – I am a new creation in Christ
Ephesians 1:4–5 – I am chosen and adopted as God’s child
Ephesians 1:13–14 – I have been sealed with the Holy Spirit
I Am Secure and Able
John 10:28 – No one can snatch me out of God’s hand
Romans 8:35 – Nothing can separate me from God’s love
Philippians 3:20 – I have citizenship in heaven
Philippians 4:13, 19 – I can do what needs doing, and God will meet my needs
Hebrews 13:5 – God will never leave me
I Have Value
John 10:11 – Jesus laid his life down for me
1 Corinthians 3:16 – I am God’s living temple
Ephesians 2:6 – I am seated in the heavenly realm
Ephesians 2:10 – I am God’s workmanship
Ephesians 3:12 – I may approach God with freedom and confidence
Copyright © 2017 Peter Lundell, used by permission.                                                                              http://www1.cbn.com/healing-damaged-emotions-part-2 

When women come out of abusive situations in a marriage, or even childhood, the children of that marriage often suffer profoundly.  Hate runs rampant  with the way these children are brought up, in a dysfunctional, very controlling home life.  Often the children of the abuser too, continues in the verbal or even physical abuse of the mother who was abused, and finds reason to, to hate each other.  Unless that child as an adult can forgive the perpetrator in most cases the father, and the mother, that perhaps had no other recourse but divorce, those hates will continue and fester for a lifetime.   These people are in danger of eternal damnation.  Forgiveness comes with a  price.  It coms with humility.  For a parent who has come out of abuse, and some 50 years later, still receives the verbal abuse of the children of that marriage, it is not safe for her or him, to be in those relationships.  Churches need to be careful what they impose on women especially who came out of abuse.  Sometimes, forgiveness needs to be done from a distance.   And if those children as grownups, can never say, “I’m sorry”, it is not meant to be.  And if those children as grownups, can never say, “I’m sorry”, it is not meant to be. And they will find themselves in danger of God’s final judgment. Rev. 3  Forgiveness without demanding a change of conduct John Hagee preached attached, is denying God. Period!

You, who think you are saved without righting a wrong and forgiving your own brother, or mother?  Doesn’t work that way. Righteousness the People God Can’t Save:                                      https://jeworthen.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/righteousness-people-god-cant-save/

He That Hates:                                                                                                                                                  https://jeworthen.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/he-that-hates-2/

Forgiveness And the Lord’s Prayer:                                                                                                              https://jeworthen.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/forgiveness-thelordsprayer/

 

 

Slander, Libel, The Tongue No Man Can Tame

THEREFORE you are inexcusable, O man, whosoever you are who judges, for wherein you judge another, you condemn yourself for you who judge do the same things. Romans 2:1 “In effect, says God judges one who judges another in the same manner in which he himself has judged, hence, “condemning himself.” Matt 7:1-2

BUT after your hardness and impenitent heart (speaks of a hardness toward God, with a refusal to repent) treasured up unto yourself, wrath, against the day of wrath and revelation of the Righteous Judgment of God.

We are in an age of Apostasy. We are in an age of uncouth, unmannered, uncivil, unschooled,
undisciplined, hypocrisy, unethical, lack of character, loud, boisterous, doers of self, disobedient, haters of God, unmannered, disrespectful, unteachable, me-ism generation of illiterate do-nothings! And THAT also includes much of our media, as well as those who hold office in our Government, as well as each and every “race baiter” whose time has past!

We, who voted for Trump, are really not the deplorables, for our existing culture is really what
is deplorable. Gossip, slander, and libel, is all that comes out of our everyday media. If we had
had this generation during WWII, we would have lost the war! There is no responsibility for
negative, hurtful, actions, yet those are the people who are bringing up a younger generation?
So, I ask, to what end? If you are unscrupulous, and cannot look yourself in the mirror and
see the error of your ways? I don’t care if you mouthed the sinner’s prayer 10 times, and say
I’m a Christian, your not going to Heaven. Of course most of the left wing Socialist media doesn’t even believe in God anyways. “Oh, Jesus loves me”, yes He does, but, He will not
excuse you.

I heard tv preacher Jack Graham preach on this, and took notes way back in 2016. James 2:14-19 “If a brother or sister be naked, destitute and you don’t help them, are you saved and going to Christ? No, he said, hell! Works does not get you to Heaven but our DEEDS. Vs 1:18 James.
He did it all! By grace you are saved, not works. Titus 3:5 Also not by works. THIS has split
Churches, ie Paul vs James. BUT, they are not debating. Paul fights legalism; its his battle cry,
as the great reformer. James says your saved by grace, but, anything AFTER does not go. He
is looking at the sanctifying side of I Corinthians 3:5. Examine your faith. Saving faith is laboring. Can faith without showing faith get you to Heaven after your saved? No! There is
no fruit. No evidence. Everything we do, has to be to the Glory of Christ himself, and the
BLOOD Jesus shed at the Cross. Else, it makes him a lunatic, and all for nothing! Do you
witness? What is He doing in your life? Do you help the poor? Do you go where you can
minister? Then it is dead works. It is our DEEDS which get us to Heaven.

I know someone as a nurse in a public school. THAT she says is her ministry? No, it is dead works. For she is not allowed to witness Jesus, nor does she know how to pray with someone the Sinner’s Prayer. Thus, it is dead works, for there is NO FRUIT. Instead this woman’s mouth sounds like a backstabber of those around her.  Where is the sanctification? Where is the Cross? When You clothe the naked, welcome a stranger you’ve done it unto me…a loving Father, a living Faith! James 2:19, 20,26 You can’t be saved on Sunday and in the world Monday.

Evangelist Ron Carpenter preached on slander, and he had really got hit and had no choice but to go to court.  It happens to us Christians too.  For the devil walks to and fro seeking whom he can devour.  Ron’s book has some excellent instruction.  And by the way, you don’t befriend a person who slanders or is verbally abusive.  For like Jezebel, they will pull you in and you won’t even see it coming.

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LEGAL TERMINOLOGY:
**Written defamation is called “libel,” and spoken defamation is called “slander.”. Defamation is not a crime, but it is a “tort” (a civil wrong, rather than a criminal wrong). A person who has been defamed can sue the person who did the defaming.

Defamation law tries to balance competing interests: On the one hand, people should not ruin others’ lives by telling lies about them; but on the other hand, people should be able to speak freely without fear of litigation over every insult, disagreement, or mistake. Political and social disagreement is important in a free society, and we obviously don’t all share the same opinions or beliefs. For instance, political opponents often reach opposite conclusions from the same facts, and editorial cartoonists often exaggerate facts to make their point. Defamation law aims to strike a balance between allowing the distribution of information, ideas, and opinions, and protecting people from having lies told about them. It’s a complicated area of law. Many in the media now as well as late night tv, are in serious danger of defamation, legally!

“A BIBLICAL EXPOSITION OF WHAT GOD SAYS ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN AND GOSSIP, SLANDER AND THE USE OF THE TONGUE
The greatest truth a believer can ever grasp is this: when he got saved, he died to his sinful past, and the rest of his life is to be spent pursuing Christlikeness. Paul put it this way: “I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself up for me” (Ga.2:20). At the believer’s salvation experience he was awakened to the fact that he is a grievous sinner against God that deserves eternal damnation, but that because Christ loved him and died for him, he has escaped God’s wrath and now possesses eternal life. A proper understanding of Christ’s love for the believer will transform and control his life (2 Co. 5:14-15). It is a motivating truth that drives the believer to put off the old lifestyle with its sin, and to be remade into the image of Christ.

One of the sins that God wants us to put off is the sin of slander. Slander is serious sin. It is very hard for 21st century Americans to accept this. We live in the midst of so much slander that we have trouble even recognizing it as sin. Our conscience is seared. We have so quenched the Spirit in this area that we have trouble feeling His conviction when we slander. Our political campaigns are filled with slander. Our most popular magazines are slanderous rags. We frequently listen to it on television, on the radio, or on the internet. It is commonplace on the job. It is a way of life in America. But Paul lists it as one of the sins that obviously calls for the eternal wrath of God (Ro. 1:30). David prayed that a slanderer would not be in the millennial reign of Christ (Ps. 140:11). David vows to God that as a righteous judge he would destroy all slanderers (Ps. 101:5). One reason God brought judgment against Israel in Jeremiah’s day was “every neighbor will walk with slanderers” (Je. 9:4). Slander proceeds out of an evil heart and defiles a man (Mt. 15:19-20). Slander breaks our fellowship with God so that He will not hear our prayers (Ps. 15:3). It grieves the Holy Spirit and blocks spiritual growth (Ep. 4:31; 1 Pe. 2:1). Slander is one of the characteristics of the church people who in perilous times “have a form of godliness, but have denied its power” (2 Ti. 3:1-5). Again, Paul tells us that we must avoid such men as these (2 Ti. 3:5). He feared he would find such behavior in Corinth (2 Co. 12:20) and warned them to examine themselves to see if they were even saved (2 Co. 13:5). If American Christians could really see the truth of what slander is, we would cry out with Isaiah, “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips!” (Is. 6:5).

The Greek word for slander is blasphemeo. It means ‘to speak evil of.’ Sometimes is it used of speaking evil of God, and is translated ‘to blaspheme.’ When it is used of speaking evil of men, it refers to slander. Slander is the speaking of defamatory statements injurious to the reputation or well-being of another (American Heritage Dictionary). Contrary to what most might think, just because a statement contains the truth does not mean it is not slanderous. The truth can be slander when it is uttered out of evil motives. Love is to be the guiding principle behind all of our speech, both with believers (Ep. 4:15) and unbelievers (2 Ti. 2:13) The test, then, for slander is three-fold: is it true? Is it necessary for this person to know? Is it kind? If it fails any one of these tests, it is sin.

Slander takes many forms. It is the giving of an evil report about your fellow employee to the boss (Pr. 30:10). It is taking about others behind their backs (Ps. 50:20). It is the relaying of defamatory information about someone to others (Pr. 10:18). It is the making fun of others, either behind their backs (Ps. 35:15) or to their faces (Mt. 27:39). It is the prideful remark that demeans those who are “below” us in social standing (Ja. 2:7). Sometimes believers slander other believers whose practice in Christian liberty or convictions are different from their own (1 Co. 10:30). Tattling—the telling of a tale in order to get others in trouble—is slander (Jude 9).

WHY PEOPLE SLANDER
Slander comes from an evil heart (Mt. 15:19-20). It is motivated ultimately by pride (Pr. 30; 1 Ti. 6:3). Secondary motivations include false doctrine(s) which actually intensify it (1 Ti. 6:4). That’s why ‘churches’ that do not preach Bible truth are not loving assemblies; instead they are filled with slander (2 Ti. 3:1-5). People are sometimes motivated to slander for money (2 Sa. 16:3-4; 19:27-30) or in jealousy to destroy another’s career (Is. 32:7). Sometimes an individual is motivated by pure meanness to destroy another’s friendship (Pr. 16:28). That type of individual cannot be trusted with a secret (Pr. 20:19), and believers should not associate with them. Sometimes people slander just because they have too much leisure (1 Ti. 5:13). A good job and a busy schedule helps one keep his nose in his own business. No Christian should ever meddle in other people’s affairs (2 Th. 3:6-14;1 Pe. 4:15). Unsaved people slander believers because they will not participate in their sins (1Pe. 4:4). They will make up slanderous stories as an excuse for not seeking the Lord (2 Pe. 2:2; Ro. 3:8), or regrettably, use the failures of believers to excuse their wickedness (1 Ti. 6:1; Ti. 2:5).

HOW TO AVOID UTTERING SLANDER
Believers must not slander (Co. 3:8). Preachers need to teach God’s people to “speak evil of no man” (Ti. 3:2). Instead, we need to honor “all men” (1 Pe. 2:17). That would include our leaders in government (Ro. 13:7; 1 Pe. 2:17) our employer (1 Ti. 6:1) our wives (1 Pe. 3:7) our parents (Ep. 6:2) the pastor (1 Ti. 5:17) as well as all of our brothers and sisters in Christ (Ro. 12:10). When others fail, do not promote their failure; the loving response is to cover their sin (1 Pe. 4:8; Pr. 17:9). Go alone to your sinning brother and seek to correct him (Mt. 18:15-18). If he repents, forget about it. If he refuses, then others must become involved (Mt. 18:16-17). Take one or two spiritual leaders with you to seek his restoration (Ga. 6:1; Mt. 18:17). If that does not produce repentance, only then must it become a church wide issue (Mt. 18:17). Keep secrets in love (Pr. 11:13). “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mt. 22:39).

WHAT IS NOT SLANDER
It is not slander to report criminal activity to the authorities. It is a loving thing to stop the thief, the murderer, the extortioner, the pervert. Neither is it slander to point out doctrinal error (e.g. the entire book of Galatians) or false teachers (Mt. 16:6; 1 Ti. 1:20). Love desires to protect potential victims and seeks the sinner’s salvation and repentance. Love deals with sin.

RESPONDING TO SLANDER IN A CHRISTLIKE MANNER
Perhaps a few words should be said about how the believer should respond when he is slandered. Paul says that he tried to conciliate others (1 Co. 4:13). That means he sought to overcome the distrust and animosity. He didn’t take it personally. Believers should know that slander from the unsaved is evidence of their Christlikeness and is a source of great blessing (1 Pe. 4:14). Furthermore, they need to understand that Christ allowed the slander to come into their life for a righteous reason (1 Pe. 4:19). In these situations, keeping a good testimony is essential (1 Pe. 3:14-18; 4:14-19). Whether it be in the home (Ti. 2:3-5), or at work (1 Ti. 6:1), or even in some righteous deed (Ro. 14:16), the believer must be careful of his testimony. And when we suffer for doing what is right, the believer should not be ashamed, but rather glorify God in it (1 Pe. 4:16). If the slander threatens to wreck our lives, we must not fear because we know that Christ is Lord, and has allowed these circumstances to develop for His glory (1 Pe. 3:14-15). We should use the occasion to gently and respectfully witness for Him (1 Pe. 3:15). It is just this gentle forbearance that God will use to bring others to Himself in salvation (1 Pe. 3:18).
For the believer, slander is part of the old life. He must put it off completely so that he can put on the new man, which is like Christ. Let us mourn in repentance with Paul that we ever slandered (1 Ti. 1:13). Let us confess our sins that Christ may faithfully wash us clean with His blood (1 Jn. 1:7,9). And if our brother holds it against us for what we have said, we need to make it right with him before the next church service so that our God will receive our worship (Mt. 5:23-24). Let us rejoice that God could ever use sinners like us, whose mouths’ were venomous like a snake’s (Ro. 3:13-14). And let us call upon Him whose grace is sufficient to give us grace to help us have slander-free mouths that speak from a heart of love (2 Co. 12:9; Heb. 4:16).” Quoted Text From: https://libertybaptistmonroewi.wordpress.com/slander/slander/

Remember, we especially, as Christians, are in a War! The devil is seeking whom to devour. You need to understand what power the Cross gives you, and the authority to bind the devil out
of your life. We need to understand scriptures, educate ourselves, and ACT as an image of God
Almighty!

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says: “Woe to those who call evil good”, but that is exactly what we have done.
* We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. * We have ridiculed the absolute truth of Your Word and called it Pluralism.
* We have worshipped other gods and called it multiculturalism.
* We have endorsed perversion and called it alternative lifestyle.
* We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.
* We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.
* We have killed our unborn and called it choice.
* We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.
* We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem.
* We have abused power and called it politics. * We have embezzled public funds and called it essential expenses.
* We have institutionalized bribery and called it sweets of office. * We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.
*We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. Even elected officials!
* We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Now pulling statues of our history down!
Search us, Oh GOD, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!” With the LORD’S help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and WHOLEHEARTEDLY become our desire so that we again can be called “ONE NATION UNDER GOD.”

Synopsis of Arab Wars

How Western Civilization could be changed in a heartbeat.  The errors of Germany, Switzerland, UK,  Netherlands, and their misguided Socialist views, that could put and end to ALL of Western Civilization as we know it.  Europe’s Stupid Wars!  A warning, it better not happen in America!

The War started in the 7th Century
and lasted through the 17th Century.

Many will contend it never stopped;
the Facts below are Historically correct.

That is why many of us Choke
when we hear someone say we will defeat
or contain these Islamic Terrorists in a few Years,
or even “30 Years” as has been stated by Leon Panetta.

If the latest batch of Murders,
Beheadings,
and Killing of Innocent Christians has at all shocked you,
it is time for you to read this Compilation
of Historical Facts about the Intense Hatred
that Muslims have for ANY and ALL who are “NOT” Muslims!

WE ARE THE STUPID

In 732 A.D.,
the Muslim Army,
which was moving on Paris,
was Defeated and turned back at Tours, France,
by Charles Martell.

In 1571 A.D.,
the Muslim Army/Navy was defeated by the Italians
and Austrians as they tried to cross the
Mediterranean to Attack Southern Europe
in the Battle of Lepanto.

In 1683 A.D.,
the Turkish Muslim Army,
Attacking Eastern Europe,
was finally Defeated in the Battle of Vienna
by German and Polish Christian Armies.

This Nonsense has been going on for 1,400 years!
The SAD thing is that more than half of all Politicians
do not even know any of this.

Early 1900’s it was Winston Churchill that finally put an end to the Ottoman Empire invading UK and Europe!

If these Battles had not been Won,
we would most likely be speaking Arabic.
And Christianity could be Non-existent.
Judaism certainly would NOT exist!

Reality check:
A lot of Americans have become so Insulated
from Reality that they Imagine America
can Suffer defeat without any Inconvenience to themselves.

Think back:
The following events are true historical facts.
It has been many years since 1968,
but History keeps repeating itself.

1. In 1968,
Robert Kennedy was Shot
and Killed by a Muslim Male.

2. In 1972,
at the Munich Olympics,
Israeli Athletes were Kidnapped
and Massacred by Muslim Males.

3. In 1972,
a Pan Am 747 was Hijacked
and eventually Diverted to Cairo
where a Fuse was lit on Final Approach.
Shortly after Landing,
it was Blown up by Muslim Males.

4. In 1973,
a Pan Am 707 was Destroyed in Rome
With 33 People Killed,
when it was Attacked with Grenades by Muslim Males.

5. In 1979,
the United States Embassy in Iran
was taken over by Muslim Males.

6. During the 1980’s,
a number of Americans were Kidnapped
in Lebanon by Muslim Males.

7. In 1983,
the United States Marine Barracks
in Beirut was Blown up by Muslim Males.

8. In 1985,
the Cruise Ship Achille-Lauro was Hijacked,
and a 70-year-old American Passenger
was Murdered
and thrown Overboard in his Wheelchair by Muslim Males.

9. In 1985,
TWA Flight 847 was Hijacked at Athens,
and a United States Navy Diver,
who was trying to Rescue Passengers –
was murdered by Muslim Males.

10. In 1988,
Pan Am Flight 103 was bombed by Muslim Males.

11. In 1993,
the World Trade Center was Bombed
for the First Time by Muslim Males.

12. In 1998,
the United States Embassies
in Kenya and Tanzania were Bombed by Muslim Males.

13. On 09/11/01,
FOUR Airliners were Hijacked.
Two of the Planes were used as Missiles
to take down the World Trade Centers.
One Plane Crashed into the United States Pentagon,
and the other Plane was Diverted
and Crashed by the Passengers.
Thousands of People were Killed by Muslim Males.

14. In 2002,
the United States fought a War
in Afghanistan against Muslim Males.

15. In 2002,
reporter Daniel Pearl was Kidnapped and Beheaded by
you guessed it – a Muslim Male.
(Plus two other American Journalists
who had just recently been Beheaded.)

16. In 2013,
the Boston Marathon Bombing
resulted in Four Innocent People,
including a Child,
being Killed
and 264 other People injured by Muslim Males.

NO,
I really do not see a pattern here to Justify Profiling.
Do YOU?
So, to ensure we Americans never Offend Anyone
– particularly Fanatics intent on Killing US
– Airport Security Screeners will NO longer
be allowed to Profile certain People.

So,
ask yourself:
“Just how Stupid are we?!?!”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_Empire

Have Americans completely lost their Minds
or just their
“Power of Reason?”

As the writer of the Award Winning story
“Forrest Gump”
so aptly put it,
“Stupid is as Stupid does.”  AND History ALWAYS repeats itself!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_wars_in_Europe
1
Rise (1299–1453)
1.1
Byzantine Empire
1.2
Bulgarian Empire
1.3
Serbian Empire
2
Growth (1453–1683)
2.1
Wars in Albania
2.2
Conquest of Bosnia
2.3
Croatia
2.4
Conquest of central parts of Hungarian Kingdom
2.5
Conquest of Serbia and the Vojvodina rebellion
2.6
1463–1503: Wars with Venice
2.7
1462–1483: Wallachian and Moldavian campaigns
2.8
1526–1566: Conquest of the Kingdom of Hungary
2.9
1522–1573: Rhodes, Malta and the Holy League
2.10
1570–1571: Conquest of Cyprus
2.11
1593–1669: Austria, Venice and Wallachia
2.12
1620–1621: Poland-Lithuania
2.13
1657–1683 Conclusion of Wars with Habsburgs
2.14
1672–1676: Poland-Lithuania
2.15
1683–1699: Great Turkish War – Loss of Hungary and the Morea
3
Stagnation (1699–1828)
3.1
18th century
3.2
19th century
4
Ottoman decline (1828–1908)
5
Dissolution (1908–22)
5.1
Italo-Turkish War
5.2
Ilinden–Preobrazhenie Uprising
5.3
1912–13: Balkan Wars
5.4
World War I

Gold Or Sounding Brass?

Satan comes to steal, and destroy. If He IS the son of God, then the Holy Spirit, (the Comforter He left us before He ascended) will be there. He roars like a lion. He was real with Job, and transforms himself as an angel of light. If you are not filled with the Holy Spirit, speak in tongues, know the gifts of the spirit in Acts, you have no power! Satan doesn’t care if you have a Bible, as long as you don’t read it! If you are in a church, with false doctrines, and there are no healings, miracles, lives changed from sin and redemption, and you have all the answers, yet, know nothing! You are in dead works! If you are in a rock concert church, maybe have salvations, because of Sounding
Brass, be careful in these end days, that God doesn’t spew you out of His mouth. Revelation 3:15-16 “I know thy works, I would rather ye be cold or hot, for if you are lukewarm, I will spew thee out of my mouth!” What does that mean? It is devine retribution. Your salvation, is for nothing, and you will be cast into hell.

Look at Saul, on that road to Tarsus in Acts 9:1-9, a slave trader and a murderer, and he heard the voice of Jesus, “Why do you persecute me?” As he fell to the ground, in the power of the Holy Ghost, asking “who are you Lord?” The Holy Ghost power is overwhelming when it Is received, AND wonderful! He cleanses, He works through us, He convicts us of all we can
do with his power. When Saul got up he was blinded and fasted for 3 days, and 3 nights. But, Saul became Apostle Paul, the greatest evangelist that ever was. Paul who served time in jail, whose bones ached, worse than mine as he aged with arthritis. But, the Holy Ghost power he received that day, was for us all!

Jesus said, in Acts 1:8 “But you shall receive POWER (miracle-working power), after that the Holy Spirit is come upon you and you shall be witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the Earth.” (This “power” is inherent in the Holy Spirit, and solely in His Domain. It doesn’t mean witnessing to souls, but, rather to one giving one’s all in every capacity for Christ, even to the laying down of one’s life. Without the
Baptism with the Holy Spirit, one cannot really know Jesus as one should.)
Expositor’s Study Bible  –    Play:

The Lack of the Holy Spirit Leaves a Vacuum in the Churches

“Something is missing! Something has been lost. Our Bibles tell us of a vibrant, thrilling, sensational salvation. There is a discrepancy somewhere…
This article will be a challenge to the honest seeker. It is not intended to promote a doctrine so much as an experience. Let the reader dismiss the testimonies of others, the claims of modern religions and find the staggering truth that so-called salvation today has little or nothing in common with the true Bible meaning of this all-important word.
It is the purpose of this article to illustrate the inevitable association of the “manifestation of the Spirit” with salvation, and to point out the human error of claiming to be “saved” while remaining outside the definition this word carries in the Bible.
Here is an illustration. To be a good apple is not to be an orange; to be a football fan is not necessarily to be a footballer. Similarly, to be a believer in the Bible, the story of the Cross or of Jesus Christ is not necessarily to be “saved”. This fact is amply illustrated in the Bible.
God is Omnipotent!

What was the God of the Old Testament like? What did He do? Well, we are certainly wealthy in Old Testament descriptions. God was kind, loving, and God was fierce, jealous and punishing. God was in the garden with Adam and in the flood with Noah. God created and planned; God spoke to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; He appeared in various supernatural ways for varying reasons. He was a pillar of fire to the Israelites and a burning bush to Moses, and in a hundred ways God revealed Himself to mankind. God was active and challenging, ever ready to demonstrate His omnipotence. God honoured Elijah’s prayer with fire from heaven. God refused to deviate from His own prophetic plan. He inhabited the tabernacle and the temple – miraculously. God promised to inhabit you and many others. Did He? Will He? Does He? God offers scriptural, prophesied proof of the receiving of His Spirit. This is Bible salvation.
The kingdom is the realm, Jesus Christ is Head of the kingdom, and He is King of the Church, and the Head of the Body. Jesus told His disciples: Pray, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth…” (MATTHEW 6:10). He gave Peter (and his associates) the keys of the kingdom of heaven. This is the Gospel.

Paul wrote: “For the kingdom of God is… righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (ROMANS 14:17). To Nicodemus, Jesus gave the warning: “Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (JOHN 3:5). Indeed, our Lord emphasised that one could not even see the kingdom.

The Common Salvation
The Kingdom, the Body, and the Church are synonymous terms, just as with “salvation”, or to be “born-again”, “born of the Spirit”, “born from above”, “regenerated”, “quickened”, or “sealed”. The Bible Christians were “indwelt” or inhabited by the Spirit of God. It was an obvious teaching that the salvation offered would be “common” to all as with Israel; all were to drink the “same spiritual drink” (1 CORINTHIANS 10:4).
Imagine now as millions recite the prayer for the Kingdom of God to come on earth, while at the same time they reject the very way and only way God’s Kingdom (Realm) can come. To Nicodemus it meant entry by baptism and the Spirit, and this despite his knowledge in Israel.
Again, after the warning that one must discern (see) the Lord’s Body lest one should “eat and drink unworthily”. Paul reminds the Corinthians that it is by “one Spirit are we all baptized into one body… and have been all made to drink into one Spirit” (1 CORINTHIANS 12:12-13).
Note too, the means of entry, the gifts and manifestation of God’s power. Note the discrepancy in the modern Churches.

In short, the Gospel (Good News) of the Kingdom was an invitation to a personal experience of God’s Spirit that would usher the repentant into a saved relationship with God.
The fundamental difference made between the “believer” and the “receiver” should be obvious. This vital difference is illustrated, but let us note that the Spirit of God is also offered in various terminology. The New Testament tells of the Holy Ghost. Paul writes also of the Spirit of the Lord, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ and the Spirit of God. Jesus declared that the Spirit of the Lord was upon Him. John the Baptist saw “the Spirit of God” descending like a dove upon Jesus. Paul writes of “the eternal Spirit”, and assures the Ephesians that there is but “one Spirit”.
These and other terms are used at random throughout the Old and New Testaments. The point we make here is that there is one Spirit, and this despite the teaching of some that the Spirit of Christ is received at conversion, and the Holy Spirit is received as the “Pentecostal additive”. This teaching is unsound and might well leave the seeker unsaved!

The Promise of the Spirit
Jesus said: “If any man thirst (i.e. seek salvation), let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me (a believer, but not yet a receiver), as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should (Greek: ‘mello’ = would) receive, for the Holy Ghost (Spirit) was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified)” (JOHN 7:37-39).
This Scripture alone is a direct challenge to anyone who believes in Jesus Christ to ensure that they receive the Holy Spirit. But you might say: “I am sure the Lord has been with me in times of trial and stress.” Yes, this may well be true, but Jesus said: “…he (the Spirit) dwelleth with you, and shall be in you” (JOHN 14:17).
Let us now note the interchangeable terms used for the salvation experience.
John the Baptist said: “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance:… he (Jesus) shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire” (MATTHEW 3:11).
Jesus said to His disciples: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you…” (ACTS 1:8). This event is described in Chapter 2 of the Acts of the Apostles, where they were filled with the Holy Ghost. These terms are obviously synonymous.
Another enlightening scripture is found in EPHESIANS 1, where Paul declares: “That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also trusted after ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed (saved) with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest (assurance) of our inheritance(salvation) until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory” (EPHESIANS 1:12-14).

Be Not Beguiled!
Paul said: “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit… or another gospel…” (2 CORINTHIANS 11:3-4).
Some have argued that the Ethiopian (ACTS 8) gives no record of receiving the Holy Ghost. We venture to say that this Philip of the Samaria revival would have left the eunuch in no doubt about the Holy Spirit if he explained (as he did) the Scripture first. Indeed Paul recognised only one Gospel, declaring: “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed” (GALATIANS 1:8).
One thing is sure, that is that there is only one Gospel. An honest approach to the Bible definition of the Gospel will solve this anomaly once and for all.

What Did Joel Mean?
“But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh…” (ACTS 2:16-17).
What was Joel speaking of? He spoke of the pouring out of God’s Spirit in the “latter days”. Joel declared of God: “And ye shall know (by this) that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I am the LORD your God… and whosoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered (saved)”(JOEL 2:27-32).
The crowd at this first Pentecostal outpouring was amazed. Peter explained what was happening. This, he declared, was that which was promised: “…the promise of the Holy Ghost… which ye now see and hear” (ACTS 2:33).
What Does the Bible Mean when it states Tongues Shall Cease?
Often we endeavour to bring a prophecy to fulfilment before time. We criticise the Jehovah’s Witnesses for claiming that Christ has already returned simply because a number of Scriptures promise His return. It is true, as the Word declares: “…whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away” (1 CORINTHIANS 13:8).
The apostle Paul had just reminded the Church of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The professing church strenuously denies that the word of knowledge has vanished, but meanwhile stoutly affirms that tongues have ceased.

“That Which is Perfect”
To read on in this chapter is to keep the verse within the context: “But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away” (1 CORINTHIANS 13:10).
Critics of speaking in tongues have offered every conceivable identification of the coming of “that which is perfect” but to read on further is to find a ready-made solution: “For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face…” (Verse 12). If our appreciation, experience and representation of Christ is a “face-to-face” one now, why need He return? A truly Spirit-filled Christian will admit that our faith is as yet insignificant compared with the revelation that will come with the second advent of Jesus Christ. This is confirmed in the second half of this same verse: “…now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known”.

God’s Gift Immutable
We cannot wrest these Scriptures from their context. God has left the Church with the gifts of His Spirit, and so shall it be until Christ returns.
Paul’s reference to “putting away childish things” (Verse 11) could hardly refer to tongues. In fact, this was not so. His reference here was to their lack of understanding of spiritual gifts within the Church. Their zeal for the exercise of God’s Spirit had allowed disorder within their meetings. Paul’s exhortation was to bring order back. He continues then to identify tongues within the Church.

“Be Not Children”
The concluding remarks made by Paul should have some meaning for those who attack tongues. He says: “But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues” (1 CORINTHIANS 14:38-39). This comes as rather conclusive when the whole matter is introduced by the same writer with the injunction: “Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant” (1 CORINTHIANS 12:1).
Right in the middle of this message to the Corinthians concerning the gifts operating within the Church, Paul adds: “Brethren, be not children in understanding … but in understanding be men” (1 CORINTHIANS 14:20).
To oppose tongues is to oppose the positive manifestation of God’s Spirit within the Church. The Church is the Body of Christ – what, then, is our attitude towards His Body?
What is It?  SPEAKING IN TONGUES is not just the God-given sign which confirms our believing as we receive the Holy Spirit (MARK 16:17); and it is not only a sign to the unbelievers who hear the gift of tongues in the church and recognise the presence of God in the manifestation. These signs (Greek: ‘semelon’; ‘semaphore’ = signs) authenticate the Gospel being preached where the signs occur (MARK 16:20). More importantly, after the initial confirmation of our Holy Spirit baptism, our continuing ability to speak in tongues provides us with a valuable prayer-language. In fact, as we pray in tongues (“praying in the Spirit”, as Paul calls it) it is the Holy Spirit Himself who is speaking through us. “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities (our weaknesses): for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (ROMANS 8:26).
No wonder Paul could say: “I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all” (1 CORINTHIANS 14:18).”

Yes, and I do too. Thank you Jesus, for planting me in a Holy Ghost tongue speaking charismatic church in 1984. Saved by Jimmy Swaggart, in August 1982 on tv, in FL
after my Dad died, a 2 year old toddler, and a 3rd and last divorce. I didn’t know what
this man had on tv, I only knew I was at the end of my rope, and I wanted all that he
had. I wanted not only salvation, but this power, Holy Ghost tongue speaking power of God
almighty! Without which , your church is dead works. Helping out in neighborhoods, may
be nice, but, it is dead works. Jesus wants lives changed, He wants healings, He wants
wheelchairs thrown out, He wants signs and wonders and miracles. Below, are some
videos, some teachings. Play them. For I pray for Holy Ghost FIRE to sweep America
as it has in Africa. I pray for an awakening like Azuza St, in the early 1900’s. I pray
for America and tent revivals, like the old days, and laying of hands, and drugs gone
forever, Gay lives changed, without blasphemy of letting people drink a beer in a church,
or dancing to rock music in church. POWER…GOD SEND POWER AND GIVE US THE
HOLY GHOST ACROSS THIS LAND…..HE IS THE ONLY DELIVERER. NOT TAX
PAYER MONEY FOR OPIOD CRISIS, BUT HOLY GHOST POWER, AND POWER TO
KNOCK THE DRUG DEALERS OUT OF OUR STATES. God I cry before you, and before
the Rapture, and before you take this woman home. AWAKEN OUR CHURCHES AND
AMERICA!

From:
https://www.cai.org/bible-studies/lack-holy-spirit

Denying the Holy Spirit –Jimmy Swaggart
https://youtu.be/nCnQ6uDB1SY

The Power of the Holy Spirit – Gabrielle Swaggart
https://youtu.be/JsaH370mffo

Healings, Salvations, Millions saved and healed – Bonke & Kalenda
https://youtu.be/MVd97AP_m6A

Why We Need the Holy Spirit – Benny Hinn
https://youtu.be/Dls3OBuMx60

The Power and Annointing of the Holy Spirit – Benny Hinn
https://youtu.be/vz7o21hyo2Y

America’s Sin Nature

When I was growing up in the late 40’s and 50’s, we did not have this explosion of sexual escapades and “anything goes”. Our mothers were like neighborhood watchdogs, and it gave us a healthy, safe upbringing. We went to church on Sundays, and believe it or not,
a young Billie Graham was on our “mainstream” now “fake” news stations. We had prayer in school! We were overachievers. It was relevant we got good marks in school, and most in my class of ’57, went on to make a difference, one went to Annapolis, another worked in NYC for the Port Authority, one worked for the Defense Dept., another served his country, career Special Forces. So I ask television producers now, and Hollywood, what on earth kind of Satanic garbage do you think your promoting?  For God turned Lot’s wife in Genesis to a pillar of salt, when they were leaving Sodom and Gomorrah, and she looked back in lust. I’ll leave it to other pastors whether or not all your fires in CA is God’s judgment.

Movies and tv sitcoms are all sex, lewd language (even for small children), loud, boisterous,
without manners, ethics, character, and for the most part occult. There is nothing else you
need to do, for it seems the FCC does nothing to clean up. No one reads a book anymore,
no one sits at a dinner table, and actually talks TO a person, instead yelling AT them. There’s
absolutely no morals whatsoever. Whatever happened to “CONSCIENCE?” (I’ll get back
to that.)  Add to that turn off your cell phones, for family.

From Billy Graham’s site:

“ARE ALL SINS THE SAME IN GOD’S EYES?”
“It is always difficult and dangerous to attempt to list sins according to their degree of seriousness. In one sense, all sins are equal in that they all separate us from God. The Bible’s statement, “For the wages of sin is death …” (Romans 6:23), applies to all sin, whether in thought, word, or deed.

At the same time, it seems obvious that some sins are worse than others in both motivation and effects, and should be judged accordingly. Stealing a loaf of bread is vastly different than exterminating a million people. Sins may also differ at their root.
Theologians have sought for centuries to determine what the essence of sin is. Some have chosen sensuality, others selfishness, and still others pride or unbelief. In the Old Testament, God applied different penalties to different sins, suggesting variations in the seriousness of some sins. A thief paid restitution; an occult practitioner was cut off from Israel; one who committed adultery or a homosexual act or cursed his parents was put to death (see Exodus, chapter 22 and Leviticus, chapter 20).

In the New Testament Jesus said it would be more bearable on the day of judgment for Sodom than for Capernaum because of Capernaum’s unbelief and refusal to repent after witnessing His miracles (Matthew 11:23-24). The sins of Sodom were identified in Ezekiel 16:21 as arrogance, gluttony, indifference to the poor and needy, haughtiness, and “detestable things.”
When Jesus spoke of his second coming and judgment, he warned that among those deserving punishment some would “be beaten with many blows” and others “with few blows” (Luke 12:47-48). He also reserved His most fierce denunciations for the pride and unbelief of the religious leaders, not the sexually immoral (Matthew 23:13-36).

However, remember that whether our sins are relatively small or great, they will place us in hell apart from God’s grace. The good news is that Jesus paid the penalty for our sins and the sins of the whole world at the Cross. If we will repent and turn to Jesus, in faith, our sins will be forgiven, and we will receive the gift of eternal life.”

https://billygraham.org/answer/are-all-sins-the-same-in-gods-eyes/
Franklin Graham too, spoke at Trump rally: “America’s Sins Have Paralyzed It” THIS was
Before all the uproar and resignations both in Hollywood and Washington, DC.
Bill Clinton’s disgraceful Presidency with all his rapes and sexual escapades
have outweighed any legacy he could have left. And Hillary for her “enabling”
and never taking responsibility for her own actions. Staying with a man who was
a disgrace to the office of White House, and President. I divorced my philanderer
in 1969. And I worked as a single mom with 3 children, only to go in the workplace
and be hit on just like today’s little minions all crying. Yet THEY stayed in their
jobs for fame, or recognition, while I took the predators on. And no laws back then.
A married man harasses you at work? QUIT! Simple..Or turn him in.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/franklin-graham-prays-at-trump-rally-americas-sins-have-paralyzed-it-196568/

“Our heavenly Father, You have blessed our country more than any nation on Earth and we acknowledge that apart from you we have no hope. We come tonight as a troubled nation. We are broken spiritually. We are divided politically. We are divided racially,” Graham asserted. “And we are adrift morally, following the whatever direction the wind of popular culture blows with no regard for Your Word or the consequences of our disobedience. We ask tonight for your help.”
Graham continued by stating that “There are some people in the United States that are looking to “divide” and “preach hate. And Father, it is my prayer that you will just shut their mouths like you shut the mouths of the lions years ago,” Graham said. Our sins have paralyzed us. As a country, we seem to have forgotten right from wrong. You warned us in Your holy word, the Bible, that a day would come when the truth would become a lie and lies would become truth. And we see this happening before our eyes today. Our sins have paralyzed us. As a country, we seem to have forgotten right from wrong,” Graham stated. “You warned us in Your holy word, the Bible, that a day would come when the truth would become a lie and lies would become truth. And we see this happening before our eyes today. “The psalmist, David, the great king of Israel, said that You were his shepherd. Father, we need a shepherd. I pray that You would be the shepherd of our nation, the shepherd that leads us to green pastures and still waters for Your namesake,” he prayed. “You are the God who restores our souls. Even though we walk through the ‘valley of the shadow of death,’ we fear no evil for You are with us and Your rod and your staff, they comfort us, the Bible tells us.”

Sin is still SIN. America’s sins, and all the left, with their ‘politically correct jargon, it only has
one outcome, being cast into Hell for eternity. Your sinful Presidential legacies are certainly going to get you to Heaven, neither in your politically correct stance, nor is your Socialist-Communist view, (that in itself will lead you to hell). We are now like Babylon (in Southern
Iraq) a land filled with sin. Jeremiah 51:5. II Chronicles 25:4 Was put to death for his own sins.
Job 10:14 If I sin, you “mark” me. Job couldn’t repent. A man of God, who had pride. God
allowed Satan to test him and put him through all these trials and problems. He lost all his
money, 7 children to death, had a plague and sores all over him, friends who were backstabbers,
and he just didn’t get it. Once he did, and repented, God restored all to him again. Ps. 32:11
“Blessed is he whose sins are covered.” Covered by the blood shed at Calvary. I Peter 2;24 “He bore our Sins. Ezekiel 18:4 “Sins shall die”. Sins NEED to die. They need to be acknowledged
that they ARE sins, and repented of, for THAT and ONLY that is redemption. Else God lets you
go, with your own sinful choices, but, unless you repent, you will go to hell. The wages of sin
is death! While Christ offers eternal life. Without repentance, there is no redemption.

Scriptures: Adultery: Proverbs 6:32, Romans 6:15, I John 3:9, Matt 5:28, II Peter 2:4

Conscience: by John Hagee
https://youtu.be/aAYw8gi6cSM

Article:  America VS Sodom & Gomorrah                                                                                                      https://freedomoutpost.com/america-vs-sodom-gomorrah-whats-difference/  

Postscript:  The article above touches on the feminist movement and Betty Friedan, as well as Hugh Heffner.  Yes, he especially, during the height of his “Playboy” career during the 60’s was every man’s dream.  All these “bunnies” serving drinks at Playboy Clubs all over America, where anything went.  Al Franken, and Harvey Weinstein would have been in “bunny heaven”..where young gorgeous gals, were “playthings”.  Morality went out the window! So did God!

So, let me go one step further, back into early movies from Hollywood. Most, when Metro Golden Mayer, and other studios were big, we had some phenomenal Biblical movies made, and a lot with Charlton Heston.  But, for the most part even the old black and white movies, with James Cagney, Humphry Bogart, were not only violent, but some of the most abusive towards women I can remember.  I can remember, now clear as can be, Doris Day getting belted around by James Cagney in “Love Me Or Leave Me”, the story of 30’s singer Ruth Etting. Women were always getting slapped or punched.  It was this macho atmosphere that it was ok, that I was married in 1961, to the man who would abuse me and cheat on me. Because society said it was OK.  His ego said I was “property”.  When he smashed my head against the car one night in front of cop, he yelled, ” She’s my wife, I can do what I want!”! And I never forgot.

While the jokes of comedians like Sid Caesar, Milton Berl, Red Skelton, and Danny Thomas, were clean, no swearing, and actually REALLY funny. Some of the slapstick such as the “3 Stooges” were  really violent and not appropriate.  And I for one never thought they were funny, only abusive.  Then there was the “master” comedian, Jackie Gleason.  And I liked him, except one line, “Alice, one of these days, POW right in the kisser!”  Totally UNACCEPTABLE!!                                                                                                                                                                                                         So, slowly, through the last 40-50 years, women’s skirts have got shorter, necklines down to the waist. Hollywood shows just about everything, nothing left to the imagination, with everything exposed, hanging out.  Gay pride has taken “hold”, as “normal” and we have women who have taken over the macho role of a man, both in the home and workplace.  While men, now do not even know how they are supposed to act, as most have been cut down so much and emasculated, they have no idea who they are.  So before Washington and the news media go abuzz on fixing this.  Let me say this, Bill Clinton with all his women didn’t do anything my ex didn’t do, except “his” got in the front pages of newspapers. When my ex died in 2011, unsaved, (he was too macho for Jesus, until fear in the last minute), and my daughter couldn’t lead him in the Salvation prayer. He never saw anything wrong in what he did.  He bore no responsibility whatsoever.  When my oldest son was a little boy, my mother bought him a “Ken” doll for Christmas.  Well, he screamed at my mother, “What are you trying to do, make the kid a sissy?”  THAT is how he was brought up.  THAT was our culture.  And I’ll tell you this, “ladies and gentlemen”, neither Freidan or Heffner did a thing, except breakdown the values of home. No wonder there are so many gangs, drugs, and murders.  No fathers, head of house!

What is the answer? Jesus Christ!  For the Bible is clear how men are to respect and love their wives, and visa versa.  There are some good ministries on Daystar and TBN on Christian marriage counseling,  Jimmy and Karen Evans are one.  And VP Pence is absolutely correct with respect to his wife and traveling with her!!  I have been single for 35 years, after a 3rd divorce, (last was bi-polar), so I do not qualify for marriage counseling.   But, I’ll say this, as a society, Washington, Hollywood, down through the states, you better be careful how you all handle this open epidemic that is rampant over the media.  Ladies on all these news stations? Start “acting” like ladies, and lower your skirts, and that includes Fox News now, and I don’t care WHAT the Murdock’s tell you.  Look professional, with suits not cocktail dresses at 10AM. Act like professional journalists and stand your ground, cause, fame and money isn’t worth it.  And stop writing all these “victim” books out there!  Sounds like “the devil made me do it!” Hogwash! If some macho gropes you, slap him, report him to Human Resources, as I did back in the early 70’s, BEFORE there were any laws.  Writing a book for all the world like Hillary did, only demeans you.  “I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me!.” Philippians 4:10  Not half, not none, but ALL!  And one female journalist I think of, not naming, take off those 2″ false eyelashes. Your a supposed journalist not a show girl. ACT like it!  If you look like a whore, you get treated like a whore.  A Godly image demands respect, not testing the testosterone all around you in the workplace.  Set a standard. It isn’t all the men’s fault.  I wore all suits in an office working in my professional years.  Makeup? Yes, but, never like gals today.  My idols way back were Channel suits, Jacquie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and Audrey Hepburn.  I liked style and admired the couture that covered you up in class.   Hollywood’s actresses (if you call them that) look like street walkers half nude on an award stage.  Is THAT how you see yourselves?  If so you have no self esteem dears, whatsoever!   As for men? If a woman says, NO? It is no, walk away! But I’m sick of all these “feminists” and their demands, when they can’t look in the mirror. And how I despise all these women $$$$ looking for a fast deal on innocent men. One young Black man I posted on Facebook, served 6 years in jail for a rape that was later proven trumped up!  NOT ALL these women, like from Allred are telling the truth.  You ruin lives of the innocent? GOD will allow it to backfire on you.  “We reap what we sow.”

Lord, I pray for our Pastors, and mega Pastors, on TV, in our local pulpits, to also repent and see the error of their ways in denominational, and and Southern Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, anything goes churches.  Sin is SIN!  Yesterday, in Jesus time, today and whatever is to come.  I pray for an AWAKENING, I pray for REVIVAL and for your Holy Spirit Lord to reach all of our land. And spread like the wildfires in CA…but YOU Lord.  CONVICT this nation back to YOU Lord, back to morals, back to character, ethics, and the CROSS, in Jesus name, I pray.  Cleanse this nation Lord, and I pray  for those who pray this sinner’s prayer of redemption. Amen.

Let there be no doubt our President Donald Trump is saved. GOD chose him!                                   https://youtu.be/Uk4c2uoOF3o