Monday, March 27, 2017

The Righteous Perish . . .

Some say that sin is the root of all sickness; but what about Job and Elisha? Job was greatly afflicted, but not because of sin. No, he was tested. Elisha died of sickness, but there's no indication of disobedience. He continued to serve and his bones were still holy enough to heal a man who fell upon them! Even Paul had an affliction.

No, sin is not the root of all sickness. God uses it to test us, to strengthen us, to direct us, and to correct us; but He also uses it to teach others, to reach others, to expose and emphasize the guilty, to motivate the lazy, and to remove the godly from what the wicked will endure. Literally, the godly die and the wicked live; but only, that He might punish them as pleases Him.

The righteous perish, and no man layeth it to heart; and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. Isa 57:1

His ways are not our ways, Folks. He thinks on a completely different level. Is it not more merciful to let a saved person suffer that others might be turned back? Yes, it is. Most who are His would rather suffer that more might be saved, but it would be mistake to think lightly of their suffering.

No, these afflicted saints are not less, and their sorrow is not immaterial. Sometimes being sick, and waiting for God can be the most important battle they wage. It may be the last battle, but it is still very necessary

Thursday, March 23, 2017


I've been off sick for several days now, but hopefully I'll be back tomorrow.

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.  Mat 6:33

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pick Up Your Bucket

Before fire trucks people used to form a bucket line to put out fires. They would line up and pass a bucket of water down that line, throw the water on the fire, and then pass the empty pail back down the line to be refilled and returned. Everyone took part in putting out the fire -- whether it was their property or not. They did so because they knew it was the ONLY way, and that when it was their house, everyone would line up to save it as well.

Today our nation is on fire. We are literally burning to the ground, but there are no bucket lines. No, there are a handful of people trying to put it out, but most are still sitting inside their home praying. They expect God to put out the fire or they hope the few working will or they have simply decided to let the world burn. As long as their house isn't burning, they aren't going to lift a finger to stem the tide.

Abortion is the fire consuming our nation. Innocent baby blood is literally destroying our world, but most stay in their house praying. They tell those who work to be busy at it, but admonish them not to ask for help. They pray and pray while the fire rages all around them, but refuse grab a bucket to extinguish it.

My heart weeps for this type of person. They think they will go home to the LORD, and He will congratulate them on being faithful. James tells us for certain this will not be true.

But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. -- Jam 1:22

The children are worse than naked and hungry. They are being brutally killed while these stand by and do nothing to help them.

If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, 'Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled'; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

Even so faith, if it hath NOT works is DEAD, being alone. -- Jam 2:15-17

Doing nothing but praying for the children is exactly the same as telling a naked person to be warm without clothing them or a hungry person to be filled but not feeding them. God is not duplicitous. He had James make it very clear.

Pick up your bucket today, brother and sister. Do not just sit in your house and pray. The fire is raging, and God will no way put it out while you do nothing but pray. No. What He will do is ask you why you did nothing, and that with more anger than you clearly realize.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Go and Do!

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever SHALL DO and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  Mat 5:19

Let your actions reflect your words, especially where God is concerned. Be about His business. Work His fields. Do not just call others to do so, but do so yourself. Children are dying. People need saving. Heretics need correcting. Who will go if you do not?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Crying Unto the LORD

In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God. He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came before Him, even into His ears.

THEN the earth shook and trembled. The foundations of the hills moved and were shaken, because He was wroth. Psa 18: 6, 7

It's no small thing when we cry out unto our LORD. The demons live in fear we'll do just that. What many fail to understand, though, is that the Psalmist was innocent. He did not deserve the wrath poured out on him. So, God took up his case and defended him.

Take care. Examine yourselves. Make certain you are in His will, that you are living in accordance with His will. We were not put here to be lazy; but rather, to produce fruit in keeping with our inheritance to His glory. Then will you cry unto the LORD, and have your cry answered by Him.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

American Women?

Many of us are upset by the actions of some of our gender in recent months. From the Roe v. Wade protests to the International Woman's Day "festivities" they paraded their lack of modesty before the world. Taking a page from Gay Pride, where participants practically have sex in the streets, they openly broadcast their lack of morals, and lack of regard for anyone who does.

I remember when women strove to be the "gentler sex", to be wholesome, and reserved. I remember them wanting to be married, and have a husband to encourage and support. I remember them being a haven for children; rather than, a death pit. They were the nurturers. They served an important purpose, a purpose far more important than earning a living. They added to our society; rather than, detracted from it. What happened?

Entitlement. The same atrocity that has destroyed so many taught women that they were better off being as manly as men, as rowdy as the town drunk, and, most importantly, untied to their children -- even to the point of being able to kill their children at will.

Wow. Some progress. No wonder some of us want nothing to do with those who march for "women's rights". What they think rightfully theirs; we find embarrassing and offensive.

While the world may think these people reflect the true American woman, I'm proud to say they don't. I know many American women who are wholesome examples of womanhood; but those in the sex-organ costumes . . . to me they just don't deserve the title. Their body may be female, but their heart is definitely something else, something not good at all.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Who Are the Wicked?

God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. Psa 7:11

The foolish shall not stand in Thy sight. Thou hatest all workers of iniquity. Psa 5:5

Keep thee far from a false matter, and the innocent and righteous slay thou not; for I will not acquit the wicked. Exo 23:7

The first and second verses assure us that God truly does hate the wicked; the second tell us that we, as a nation, are the wicked for we slaughter the innocent and call it good.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Be Passionate

So often we are cautioned against being too fervent for God. Yet, God loves those who love Him passionately.

And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand: and he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, "Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned My wrath away from the children of Israel, while he as zealous for My sake among them . . . Num 25:7-11

I'm not saying we should kill those who disobey/disrespect God. That isn't the time we live in. However, we should stand up for His truth -- boldly, and without apology. We've forgotten He was like this, but He never changes. So, He still values our fervor for Him.

Stand up, Brother and Sister, and be counted as His with passion. Cast off your indifferent silence, lest you be counted as amongst His enemies.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Who's the Priest?

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to Me, seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget My children. Hos 4:6

The "priests" of the organized church are the ones who have largely ignored abortion. Is it any wonder God has started calling women who will teach the truth of His word. So, what is the truth of abortion?

And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.  Gen 9:5

This is saying that we are all responsible for each other, in that we don't have free reign to kill each other. Can you imagine what it must be like to face God after you've been an abortionist? Horrifying thought, isn't it? Yet, since we are all responsible for innocent life, everyone who doesn't take up the children's case is just as guilty. (Yes, many in the pulpit know this. They just didn't choose to address it.)

And He said, "What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto Me from the ground."  Gen 4:10

Innocent blood always cries out to God. Abel's did, and the children's does, too. I've heard the children's cries. It is heart-wrenching. They cry words, "Why didn't anyone help me? Why didn't anyone love me? Why did they do this to me?" Multiply that by thousands, and you get an idea of what He hears. (No, I am not the only one to have heard the children. Others have, too. It's just another of the horrific things covered up by those who don't want to be bothered.)

If thou shalt keep all these commandments to do them, which I command thee this day, to love the LORD thy God, and to walk ever in His ways; then thou shalt add three cities more for thee, beside these three:  that innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.  Deu 19:9, 10

This is a formula for blessings, but it has in it a serious warning that has to do with shedding innocent blood. God is saying if you obey Me, and make certain that innocent blood isn't shed in your land; then you will be blessed. He is also saying that to not protect the innocent makes you guilty of their blood. Psalms backs this up.

Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto devils, and shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood.  Psa 106:37, 38

Innocent blood pollutes or defiles the land. Abortion is the shedding of innocent blood. The children are sacrificed to the false gods of our day:  wealth, self, and convenience. Yet, God has said:

Thou shalt not kill.  Exo 20:13

To understand this Scripture is to know it included the child in the womb. God was speaking to Israel as a nation. When He did that, He deliberately used words that included children in the womb. So, when He gave this command, they understood that even the child in the womb came under His protection.

Keep thee far from a false matter, and the innocent and righteous slay thou not; for I will not justify the wicked.  Exo 23:7

The wickedness of man's heart caused God to come back just three chapters later and specify that the innocent are not to be killed, even attaching a judgment. It applies to the child in the womb, because they have not done anything to justify the death penalty.

No, this is not all the Scripture says about killing the innocent, but it is enough to point to the truth of what His word has to say about it. We are all responsible, because we all live in the land, and we are all brothers under His sun. That means that every church that has been silent is guilty, and every pastor/priest who has ignored them has also ignored Him. God will abandon such a culture, and indeed, He has.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Who Do You Support?

The battle waged is truly for the hearts and lives of this people. The sad news is that too few truly understand the issues, and fewer still will stand to fight. Yes, many would take up arms to defend themselves from man, but this war is spiritual. It's those warriors who neither come to the battlefield nor support those that do.

So many times I hear the argument, "we have to take what we can get". It breaks my heart, because it reveals a shocking lack of faith in God.

If God's people are to "take what they can get", why did David run at Goliath? Why bother? Seriously, Goliath was too big, too strong . . . an enemy that could not be felled; but David actually believed God.

If you understand the issues as related to God's word and will, you are in the minority. If you are willing to take the fight to the devil's stronghold, you are part of an even smaller minority. If you stand on God's word -- actually believe Him able, you almost stand alone.

Brothers and Sisters, this is why it is so incredibly important to support those who work in every way you possibly can. We come under attack not just by pro-aborts, and liberals; but by other "pro-lifers", professing Christians, and even clergy. We're standing at the pits of hell itself, against hoards of demons, and demanding they cease and desist. Even of those who do come to the battle, there are actually only a few who stand so.

We have not been loosing because there are no warriors. We have been loosing because there are too few, and too little support for those that do. It takes prayer, serious prayer coverage. It takes encouragement. (It's far easier to just give up.) It takes finances. (It isn't free. It costs everyone who works. It's just been well taught that such efforts don't deserve support.)

God is watching. Sadly, what He sees is a people who leave the work to that small handful. The organized church has been horrifically absent in this fight. It has protected itself while ignoring the children. God sees. He knows, and there will come an accounting. Consider well whose side you'll be seen as having supported.