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Is Football your Idol, your obsession Sports?

It’s started again, that NCAA and NFL programming that keeps you glued to your television, hiding in your man cave away from your worries on Saturday’s and Sunday’s and Monday’s and even on Thursday nights. Totally obsessed and checking your fantasy starting lineup after slapping down your doe to join a fantasy league. Now you watch every single game you can so you can see how your players are doing. Your mates are now an afterthought and until after the Super Bowl in February next year, close relationships are put on the shelf until then, when you take grudgingly take them back off the shelf and try to repair six months of damage and in many cases are shocked and wonder why things aren’t quite the same.

Watching wealthy players who disrespect our country and our flag and could care less they are destroying the very golden goose that feeds their over the top lifestyle while the vast majority of fans works their tail off everyday just to make ends meet, and feed their family. Intertwined in the coming six months is Baseball through October and into November and the NBA Basketball starting up in the fall and lasting until summer. Now many can go from one Idol and obsession to another without skipping a beat.

Sports in and of themselves are not harmful and many of us played all of them through high school creating a fun filled atmosphere of family and friends all linking together to have kinship and Friendship and great fellowship and fun, but today’s obsessions are quite different. Lost in the generational shuffle of actual face to face interaction, people today are transfixed on social media screens of their phones, clicking self portraits and sharing intimate details of their lives for the world to see with depressed personalities if the praise doesn’t come with likes and messages of praise and adoration of new hairstyles or clothing or vacations or foods. And now beginners begin as soon as their little hands can hold a phone and grandma’s and grandpa’s even get into the act fearing they are being left behind in a cultural revolution of high tech and false realities. The future memories and thinking and knowledge will be and already is becoming the phone. No need to study, just ask the phone for answers to all of life’s questions or so it would seem. But the truth is far darker and will be much more sinister.

Lost in the world of all these obsessions is the true meanings of life itself. Why am I here, does God exist, what happens when I die, how can I be happy or successful and find true love, is there life after death? All these answers are in one book; the Holy Bible. That book that few read any longer, the one that taught your elders about the Messiah, Jesus Christ who was and is and is to come. The Son of God who loves you and died for you so you can live forever in heaven with Him if you only believe and put your trust in Him who says I will never leave you nor forsake you. Sadly most don’t know Him at all and young ones are concerned much less, being taught the truth the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now there are Bible phone apps, most for free, but rarely used. Taking up space on the home screen are all the sports apps and music apps and game apps. Society now worships apps with sports and pornography and everything imaginable that takes people away from God. This nation is in very serious trouble and judgment is coming for the people who refuse to repent and turn back to God. Judgments come in many forms like the wildfires burning in the west or flooded cities like Houston and New Orleans or earthquakes or various other weather anomalies. By open borders we are being invaded and war rumors are in the news more each day. God allowed invaders to defeat and enslave Israel, will the same future be for America? It will be if the Idol worship does not cease and the hundreds of killings of babies doesn’t stop. How much longer will Gods grace rest on America with such wickedness and corruption? Repent and call upon Jesus and if you die in all this mess, you’ll live will be saved. “For whoever loses his life for my sake will be saved, but whoever saves his own life will lose it” The answer is surrender to God and train up your children and grandchildren to know God. There is none righteous, not a single one, only Jesus can help you and save you, give your life to Him today and join the millions who have come to know Him and live forever…

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God has warned us Evil will take place

The recent mass murders has a lot of people on edge and after Sunday’s mass murder of 26 Christians and the wounding of 25 others in a small town Baptist Church by yet another convert of Islam many are wondering how can this happen and how can a loving God allow this to happen?

All throughout the Bible we are warned that lawlessness and evil will take place and God is not behind any of it. Jesus warns “in this world you will have tribulation but take heart I have overcome the world.” You know the Bible speaks of wars and rumors of wars and famines and pestilence and earthquakes and men hearts failing them at the roaring of the seas and the things coming upon the earth.

If every good and perfect gift comes from the Father above then every bad and evil thing comes from that devil Satan himself. God is not the author of death, Satan is. God is not the author of killing and pain and suffering and starvation, Satan is. God is not the author of sin and sickness and disease, Satan is. So what does the Bible say about it all? “ The thief (Satan) comes to steal, kill and destroy.” (John 10:10) In another verse it says “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”(1Peter 5:8) Being on the alert means you stay prayed up daily and walk close to God. We all have bad days at times but Jesus has overcome the world and we will too. And how do we overcome the world? By the word of out testimony and our faith even to the point of death.

The old saying “everybody wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die applies here. Every single person who was saved and born again and had put their faith in Jesus who were killed in all these horrible massacres, are in heaven with Him right now, this very hour. My previous blog explains how not to fear death because Gods love overcomes our fears.

Americans and American Christians don’t really want to know whats coming because they won’t spend the time studying the word of God and are afraid to even read the Revelation or other books of the Bible. Well, the perilous times are coming and have really already begun. I honestly believe we have now entered the beginning of sorrows time period and we have not seen anything yet. Does that mean we just throw up our hands and say oh well there’s nothing we can do about it? No, not at all. What it means that is we are educated in the word of God and know the things that are coming upon the earth and we make ourselves and our families and friends aware of it all and then above all we make sure we have repented and stay humble and close to God in these times and lead others to the freedom of knowing whether we live or die we are the Lords and belong to Him. No one is guaranteed tomorrow, no one! No one knows when they will die! Gun shot, car accident, heart attack or a thousand other ways we could be gone tomorrow so let’s just get a grip and live life to its fullest walking in the knowledge we are saved (Romans 10:9,10) by His grace through the faith He gives us and that we stay ready any day or any time to go home to heaven to meet our maker.

And when you have discussions about terrorism and murder and killings and all the horrible things going on in the world do not let anyone think or say that these things are from God. Tell them “read your Bible for Pete’s sake” There it will tell you who is responsible, the enemy of your soul, Satan. God is love and because He loves us He gave His only Son to die in our place and wash away our sins. (John 3:16) Again Jesus warned us what’s coming and warned us to stay ready at all times. Someday soon He will return and rule and reign. All evil along with Satan and all his demons and wicked people will be thrown into the lake of fire that burns forever and ever. Until then, keep the faith in season and out of season and know you are loved and have a home waiting for you. Jesus said “My kingdom is not of this world” and neither are we, we’re just passing through.,,,,pray for those in pain and sorrow and for this country and our leaders…

God has heard our prayers (written morning of 8/8/2016)

God gives us a 3-4 year reprieve with Trumps shocking win..
The ole saying “it’s never over till it’s over” certainly applies to this 2016 election. Media, pundits, and even his own party going rogue on him could not stop the the deep seeded bitterness towards Obama’s and Hillary’s corrupt and evil government actions and plans to destroy this Republic! Shocking corrupt CNN, MSMBC, CBS, ABC and PBS commentators who undoubtedly wet their pants and crushing the plans of the Elite Globalist to rule the world. It appears their money trains will stop running, at least for the next four years. God has given us a little time, a reprieve of 3-4 years to to call this nation into repentance and a return to God. 
If Trump can complete his agenda as stated, the nation will be on its way back to recovery of all things lost including our world wide dignity and strength. Closing our borders is paramount for our security and peace of mind and the appointment of Supreme Court Judges will turn the evil tide of corruption and allowing sin laws from the highest court in the land. Tax relief will stimulate business and manufacturing and reworking health care will actually provide care that people can actually afford. Building up our military is a must and repeal of the LBJ 501 C3 law restricting pastors and priest from making political statements will catapult Christians and Jews back into the main stream conversation. And one of the biggest changes is repealing all of Obama’s regulations and corrupt executive orders put in place to control the masses. 
The Globalist will not go easy and will fight Trump every step of the way and chaos could eventually ensue by paid off demonstrators and thugs raising hell to try to turn the minds of the public. The evil global economy and ruler called the Antichrist will eventually take over because the bible says so, but for now God is giving his people time to repent and bring in the harvest before the tribulation years begin. If America does not repent and turn this nation back to God, then it will be all down hill from there and the evil will be far greater than at first. ” As in the days of Noah” where the whole world is corrupt and lawless is what it will be like when Jesus returns. 
If backers of Trump just high five each other and then go back to their sins instead of repenting, then there will be no hope but only sudden destruction of America and this land will be ruled by others. Let’s hope Americans who have woke up to the massive corruption in our government won’t forget and get involved so our children and grand children will have a future. Let’s hope all of those who have repented walk in repentance and stay close to God… 

U.S. Marines kill 800 Muslims, wound 1200 in 1805 and hoisted Flag 

U.S. Marines kill 800 Muslims, wound 1200 in 1805 and hoisted Flag. 
The Marine Corps hymn says ” From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of TRIPOLI” Yes Tripoli at the battle of Derne in the first Barbary War. The war was between the U.S. against four North African Muslim states, provinces of the Ottoman Empire. The cause of the wars? Muslim pirates were seizing American merchant ships and holding the crews for ransom, demanding the U.S. Pay Tribute to the Muslim rulers. Sound familiar? The same thing they are doing to the Christians today in the Middle East. President Thomas Jefferson refused to pay these tributes. They wanted $225,000 in 1801. 
Obama invoked Thomas Jefferson’s name along with Adams as owning and reading the “Koran” when speaking his deception at the Mosque in Baltimore recently, even lying that Muslims help start America and contributed to her success. Nothing is farther from the truth. Muslims had absolutely nothing to do with the founding of America nor her success. Jefferson tried with no success to stop the seizing of American Merchant ships and seizing citizens and holding them for ransom and in many cases killing and murdering them. When an envoy did reach them and ask them why they were doing this, the answer was given. “The Koran commands us to kill all infidels” Same as today. 
When word got back to Jefferson, he ordered a Koran be brought back and have it translated to see what the thinking of these Muslims was to try to understand how to deal with this enemy. He was shocked and flabbergasted at what he learned in the Koran. He learned their whole Islamic code was to kill all infidels who did not believe in Islam. Jefferson determined they could never assimilate to any Western country and ordered all Muslim vessels seized and a blockade established. In 1804, a small detachment of only eight Marines lead 500 mercenaries across the dessert and captured the Tripolitan city of Derma. This was the first time the United States flag was raised in victory on foreign soil. This is the reason Obama and the liberal left progressives want to tear down the Jefferson Memorial in Washington and take him and others out of the history books, to smother the truth of Islam and Muslims and deceive the future generations of true American History. It is not a peaceful religion and must be held in check….

Islam uses the same demonic playbook in 2016 that it did in 1800, nothing has changed for them and they will utterly destroy Western Civilization if allowed. You see how they are destroying the societies of Europe today as its all part of the plan to flood the West, breakdown society, ruin the economy, create civil unrest leading to wars so the Elite can step in and really control the new world order by force. First they must outlaw cash so the banks can control everything, eventually leading to the mark of the beast in a world where no one will be able to buy or sell without the mark. The cashless society is on the way and every single thing you do will be known. Jesus is our only hope, get to know Him….

Is Homosexuality off the Sin List? 

So do we take homosexuality off the sin list now? How about adultery or fornication? How about pedophilia? Perhaps polygamy.
The sin list varies greatly by individuals and churches. So how is it that the government and the courts get to decide what you can believe, or how you behave based on your personal beliefs or religion?
Tell me the difference between what’s going on now and what was going on under Hitler. Now the hatred isn’t just towards the Jews; you can now add in all bible believing Christian’s into the mix.
Oh but wait, the “one percenters”, you know the multi-million dollar Corporations like Facebook, Twitter and even Starbucks? Now they get to tell you what and how to believe or else. Not exactly freedom of speech or religion anymore is it?
 Try getting a Muslim bakery to plan your gay wedding or take pictures,  they won’t do it. Ah, but that’s ok, they are Muslims (and would stone every gay person in America if they could get away with it.) It’s just the dirty rotten Jews or Christians. Such hypocrisy in America its beyond sickening.
I have a couple of gay friends. I have a gay cousin. I also have gay nieces. Do I hate them all? Please…don’t be stupid? Of course not, but to hear the media explain it; every bible believing Christian hates gay’s and the LBGT community. What everyone really hates is the cruel and unusual punishment received by any class of citizen based upon their beliefs and religion, whether it’s loss of business, money or harassment in any form. What people really hate is the Hypocrisy from government and the public whether it’s directed to or from the gay or straight communities or towards individuals.
Everyone just wants to tell Christian’s to “shut up and feed the poor” and stay out of all other social issues and government, please…
Look, if I believe the entire bible and hold to every word as truth and do my best to follow the teachings, then I will always believe homosexuality, adultery and fornication are sins and each person must make the choice whether to sin or not. To repent or not. To believe or not. But if I own a bakery, or  Pizza parlor or photography studio or any other business, I’m certainly not going to go against my beliefs in the Bible and what I feel deep in my heart to be right for the sake of compromise. In all things I must answer to God first and not man.
In the same vein, if I cannot get what I want from a business, I simply go to one who meets my needs. Come on how hard is that to do? No it’s about making a statement  even to the point of ruining lives and families; just for the sake of making a statement and proving ones point, never mind the human cost involved.
The media has done a masterful job of turning gay’s against Christians because they don’t agree with their lifestyle. Things have turned from tolerance to totalitarianism concerning the LBGT community. From acceptance and getting along to in your face radical fascism. Scare tactics work well among a politically correct society. Now that gay marriage is the law of the land will the gay community show tolerance towards those who disagree, I think not; in fact I think every effort will now be made in the courts to shove the gay agenda in the face of every facet in our society without regard to the consequences.
At the end of the day what matters is loving God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and your neighbor as yourself. We will all stand before our creator some day and be judged or not depending if JESUS knew us as He said “you must be born again to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. That judgment is for every single person who ever lived, and the outcome is solely based on choices made in this life….,

The Kingdom of God suffers violence and the violent men take it by force

The Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent men take it by force.
From the time John the Baptist began preaching, the response has been violent, whether by vicious opponents or enthusiastic supporters. And so it is still today……
Jesus said “Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”(Matt. 10:28) What percent of people today are afraid to die by the hand of men? If we are walking in the light as He is in the light and obeying the gospel of the Kingdom and are born again, then perfect love casts out fear and death is just graduation to the Heavenly Kingdom of God.
Jesus said “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” “For I came to set a man against his father and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in–law against her mother-in –law; and a man’s enemy will be the members of his own household.” “You will be hated by all because of my name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
I remember reading this the first time and taking offense at this statement. I thought how is this possible? Then I clearly remember when I got born again how my friends and family rejected me. As long as I was out living in the world, there was no problem, but when I gave my life to Jesus and started changing my lifestyle and living right, that’s when my family had issues with me. My parents did not speak to me for over two years, and my dad was furious because I dared to leave his religion of works and ordnances to become free and saved by grace through faith in the Son of God. Unless we are born again of the Spirit of God, we will not enter the Kingdom of God. Most of my friends mocked me and left because I would not do the things they wanted to do. Even to this day my brother and my sisters stay at arm’s length and think I have gone over the top. Many profess to be followers of Jesus, but their life proves otherwise. It’s by your fruits you are known, not just your words. In today’s world, many Christians are Christians in name only. Jesus said take up your cross daily and follow me. If someone is not following the gospel and obeying it, living the best they can to be unstained from the lust and sin of this world, then they are living in compromise, lukewarm and in danger. I’m not saying to revert back to rules and regulations and trying to live by the law at all, but I am saying if you are really born again, your heart should love the Lord God and your neighbor and your desire to sin has diminished by 99%.
Sometimes caused by the chaos and tragedies of life, even born again Christians can just throw up their hands and quit for a season, but that season is filled with stress and guilt and longing to come back to God. Many run away from God when sin enters their life after getting saved, which is our nature as fleshly humans, but the truth is, we should run back to God who loves us, not away from Him. Some say “oh but you don’t know what I have done, God will never take me back.” Sin does lead to death, but all sin can be forgiven if we repent from our hearts and return to God. Our father states this over and over in scripture. Even speaking to nations God wants repentance and a returning to Him and then He will forgive our sin and heal us. Jesus died for the sins of the whole world; all the sins of the world and all our sins were all in the future when he died for us. The blood cleanses us all.
The Kingdom of God is suffering violence today and most of the violence is coming from the Islamic Radical Muslims all over the Middle East and in North Africa, but there is also violence rising up all over the world and even in the U.S. by haters of Jesus and haters of Christians and Jews. They are violently changing laws to stop the freedom of speech and expression and religion. Satan is of course behind all this spiritual warfare going on against the Kingdom of God, but make no mistake God said even the gates of hell will not prevail over us and the gospel of the Kingdom of God.
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me”, Jesus said. The things of this world start to grow strangely dim as you become closer and closer to our Father in heaven. Following Jesus is an exciting life, and being a Christian is a process, a process of putting off more and more of ourselves daily and trusting more and more in our God. “This is eternal life that you believe Jesus is the Son of God and the father raised Him from the dead and His blood was shed for the sins of the world. God will give you another comforter, the Holy Spirit when you ask Him. May the peace that passes all understanding abide on every person reading this blog as they surrender their hearts to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords; Jesus the Christ…..

What’s all this personal relationship with Jesus stuff?

What is all this personal relationship business people say you must have with Christ? I remember my good Baptist friends would say that to me and I would answer no, you have to get baptized. Which they would reply; we do after we get saved. Turns out they were right on that point; everyone must have a personal relationship with Jesus.  In the Day of Judgment Jesus said to those on the left “Depart from me, I never knew you, to which many said wait a minute (inferred) didn’t I do many mighty works in your name? Jesus said depart from me I never knew you.

Why did he say that? If you live with a person, you will have a personal relationship with them and so it is, to live with Jesus is to have a personal relationship with Him. Many today profess with their mouth that they are Christians, but in their heart they are far, far away from Him. You may think you’re saved but in truth, you are not saved at all. How is this possible when you went too or still go to church and walked the isle and prayed a prayer to get saved? It happens because there was no real true repentance from the heart; it was just an act of religion. It happens because there was no commitment to Jesus really from the heart. It happens because there was no resolve to take up your cross daily and follow Jesus. It happens because you were not willing to Truly Repent which means to turn around from your pass sins and lifestyle, it means you walked out that church door or meeting wherever it was the same as when you came in and returned to the same ole sins you have been practicing all your life. Nothing really changed.

Jesus said “Count the cost” and you did and decided to try to live with one foot in the world and one foot in Christianity which won’t work. God said if you are neither hot nor cold He will spit you out of His mouth. How many will hear “depart from me, I never knew you?” Mixed in is the belief or should I say Unbelief that you were unsure if Jesus Really is the Son of God or if His shed blood really does cleanse you and covers all your sins. Maybe it was all an act on your part to please someone else or perhaps play the “church” game and show (pretending of course) that you’re all that in the community and known for being a good person, (though you know inside that is far from the truth.)

All this talk of a personal relationship really does mean something, just like any personal relationships you have in life mean something. In this case with Jesus, it means giving up your life, letting go and trusting with your whole heart, placing yourself in the hands of the creator, the lover of your life, the redeemer of your soul, who died for you. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Jesus says “take my yoke upon you and learn of me and you will find REST for your soul. That means all the stress and worries and heartaches and tension within you will come to a peace deep inside you in your soul and spirit and finally you will be at peace with yourself. Jesus also said you must be Born Again to enter the kingdom of God. Do you think anyone at judgment who are told to depart from Jesus and He never knew them were born again? Absolutely NOT! You know something, you know if you have been born again inside, it’s no game and you will answer in judgments; don’t kid or deceive yourself.

Knowing your spirit is born again is simple to discern. If the eyes of your heart don’t see things differently than before, if there was no real change that took place in your lifestyle, if you are buried in the same sins as before, if you still treat others badly and hate some, if you still carry all kinds of unforgiveness  to those who have offended you and if you spend zero time praying and studying the word and don’t worship God from your heart, there is NO WAY your born again, your just deceiving yourself or the devil is deceiving you. A born again person has the witness in themselves the bible says.

Have you shared Jesus with anyone? How many have you led to repentance? Freely you have been given so freely give to others. Eternal life is a free gift of God. None of us deserve anything as we are all sinners, but if we are saved by Gods grace through faith in Jesus then we ought to act like it. If God did not spare the angels, how much more will those who deny such a great salvation are judged in the end? Salvation is not something to take lightly as you were bought with a heavy price, the blood of the Son of God! A born again person does not practice sin. Hello, John states those who practice sin are of the devil and you know them by their fruits. I am amazed at all the people I know who fit this category that claim to be saved and Christians. Baloney, they have affairs, get drunk or do drugs, are addicted to porn, hate others and love the world and money and practice these things and they say they are saved? Baloney, Jesus doesn’t know them and they are headed to a burning lake of fire unless they repent and trust Jesus from their heart. How do I know this? The bible says so and I was formerly just like them, but by the mercy of God. I came to the end of myself and was born of the Spirit of God, bless Jesus.

Please examine your own life and do right and believe Jesus must Know You or He will say depart from me, I never knew you. Sometimes true born again souls slip up and fall into sin, but come back to God in full repentance. He is faithful and just to forgive our sins if we ask Him. I am afraid for all those who think they are saved but are not even born again. Some play the church game, some are so bound up in religion and works, their souls are parched dry, yet they continue to be bound up in legalism instead of the free gift of grace. Still others who know grace live like the people in the world and practice sin of every kind.

I am scared for all my friends and family members whose only concern is money and the things of the world. God says if you love the world, then the love of the father is not in you. What a statement! How could that be? It’s because God is a jealous God and the love of anything before him is IDOL worship and putting other things before Him. We’re only human you say? No, that is wrong, we are spirit as well and we must worship Him in spirit and in truth. The fight within us is a fight against our own flesh and the devil. We must take control of our own flesh and say no and resist the devil and he will flee from us.

Think you can live a Christian life without praying and renewing your mind by reading and/or hearing the word? You can’t, so don’t even pretend. So what is the answer; to have a personal relationship with God the Father and Jesus the Son. How do we do that? Like any other relationship we have. Spend time with Him! Communicate with Him! Talk to Him 24/7 in your heart, He is right there with you all the time. How is that possible? His Spirit is inside you, the Holy Spirit if you are born again! So when you think or talk Gods Spirit inside you has instant communication with the Father! Greater is He that is in you than he who is in the world! And if the same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead lives inside you, then He who raised Jesus from the dead will give life to your mortal body through the Spirit that dwells in you! That’s why we grieve the Holy Spirit when we sin because we carry God with us at all times and He knows even our innermost thoughts and everything we do!

But God is not waiting for us to mess up and then beat us with a big stick, He loves us so much and wants the best for our lives and gives us a future and a hope! A personal relationship? You bet, and we know His voice so listen for Him in your quiet times. Surrender to Jesus with your whole heart and ask the Holy Spirit in and be born again. Then on judgment day Jesus will say; come you blessed of my Father and enter into the rest that has been prepared for you since the beginning of time…..

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