Life Imitating Art

Since 2010, most people in America – if not the world, has heard of the television show “The Walking Dead”.  A show about a sheriff getting shot and going into a coma.  When he awakes, he has discovered his world has been overrun with flesh-eating zombies.  How appropriate this show is at this time in our culture.  We as Americans act a little more alert than the zombies being portrayed on our TV screens.  Consider this:

  • We have a 18 TRILLION dollar national debt – with a 30 BILLION dollar interest payment PER MONTH.
  • We have corporations such as Citgroup and JP Morgan Chase writing our laws instead of Congress (see Dodd-Frank reform law)
  • We have a complicit media who spews out propaganda instead of broadcasting the truth.
  • We have allowed our “Civil Servants” to become career politicians drunk on their own power thereby morphing themselves into an oligarchical class.
  • We have allowed our countrymen to don our military’s uniform not to serve in the nation’s best interest;  Rather they are being used as political pawns in a sick game of “chess” to which they come home injured, maimed, or in body bags.

and what is the nation’s response? “Did you see what Kanye West did at the Grammy Awards?”

While not being a fan of the show (I never watched a single episode), the one thing I can conclude is that in order to survive, you must be prepared.  As I have eluded to in my last entry “Warnings Came Before Destruction” which you can read here, this next event that’s coming will be one of war. Not just of armed conflict, but of resources:  food, water, shelter, money, oil, gas, and other commodities.  People not only in America, but across the globe will be divided into two camps:  Those who have resources and those who don’t.  Both camps will have one thing in common:  CHOICE.  Each individual will make a choice based on the information they receive or ignore.   Succinctly put, where you are and the resources you have will be the culmination of your choices.  You will not have no one to blame but yourself if you choose to ignore the warning, not prepare and think that life will go on as “normal.”

To those who believe in the Rapture, I challenge you openly:  What assurances do you have through the Canon of Scripture that the Rapture will come FIRST and not the financial collapse?  Please leave your analysis in comments section below.  To those who made the choice to survive, congratulations you made the decision to prepare, aid and defend yourself, your family and your countrymen. 

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Life Imitating Art

Apathy has a Higher Cost

In my last post I stated, “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone”.  We are about to see this occur.  Our freedoms have been incrementally taken away in the name of “security”.  We have cameras at nearly every traffic intersection in America.  They’re not for the apprehension of criminals, as they are for the monitor and tracking of law-abiding citizens.  The “Boys in Blue” (TSA) scan your documents as to know who you are and what flight you’re on (4th Amendment anyone?)  The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) established a “Free Speech Zone” near the Bundy Ranch (1st Amendment destroyed). Our currency continues to be devalued – costing more for less goods and services.  All of this is going on and what is the Church in America’s reaction? “Whatever”.

Why? Because “God wants us to be happy” according to Victoria Osteen.  There is a technical term to describe this condition:  Apathy.  We suffer from this as a people because our Pastors are “infected” with this “disease”.  Forget Ebola.  This ailment will kill a nation faster than any organic pathogen.  It is more subtle than any microbe.  I documented this three years ago in my post “Does All Roads Really Lead Back to Rome?

While it is true that God is Sovereign and in control, there is a cost of stewardship and even higher cost for apathy.  When you are intellectually honest with yourself, you will understand why Jesus Himself calls us “sheep”.  Sheep are not independent creatures.  To the contrary, they are arguably the most dependent, group think, self-driven creatures on the planet.  This is precisely the reason why the sheep need a “shepherd”.  Unfortunately, Pastors in America have not only taken the title of shepherd too seriously, some have gone on to think that they are God, telling people what to think, not how to think.  Building their “kingdom” on Earth, when receiving no authority in Heaven.

A day of reckoning is coming for the world in general, but for America in particular, that day will be severely harsh.  For those days will like something out of “Mad Max” and Resident Evil”.  There will be a war for resources – physical and spiritual, since we will see a financial collapse in the nation.  Because we as a nation love money more than God, God will give us what love.  Since we as a nation have “thumbed our noses” at God for His protection, pestilence will be released in this land like it has never been seen.  The United States will no longer be united and will disintegrate into third world like “tribal” factions.

The rose-colored glasses will finally be removed from the nation’s face and we will see clearly what have we become.  In this act of self-realization, some will ask themselves the question, “How did we get here?”  It will be then that they will recall the emotionally charged, yet Biblical and practical empty words of their Pastor.  It will make them so incensed that they will resolve to locate the Pastor and give him “a piece of their mind”.  Alas, when you arrived at the church, you will find the doors locked.  The Pastor unable to be located and a long line of people who are in front of you wanting to do the same thing.

So what do we do?  While your church may want keep praying II Chronicles 7:14, you may want to look at I Peter 4:17.  Moreover, you may get the nerve to put in your Pastor’s face Ezekiel 33:6.  It is this last Scripture, why we have apathy in this nation.  The prosperity and posterity of a nation comes the spiritual house being in order.  Until that is restored, be prepared to live in “Thunderdome”

Apathy has a Higher Cost

Pharoahs Are Not Just Egyptian

As you know – amid allegations of voter fraud, Barack Obama holds the office of President of the United States for a 2nd term.  While people rejoiced in electing a person of color for the second time, it is apparent we in America did not learn the lesson the first time around .  In essence, we will have to face our own “Mt. Sinai” and go around this mountain one more time.  What did we not learn?  Several things:

The first is that character is more important than color.  We as a nation thought that the breaking of the “skin barrier” in the White House will usher in racial equality, when racism at its core is a heart issue.  The second is that no economy has ever survived on service sector jobs making up the bulk of the nation’s workload. Why? The service sector by its design is a supportive role, not a leading one.  Services don’t make widgets, they only enhance them.  To make a widget takes manufacturing.  The bulk of manufacturing is done outside of this country for one reason:  Labor costs.

Third is worldview.  By worldview I mean who will we choose to rule over us?  For those we choose, it will be out of their worldview that the laws that we will be subjected to are made.  So if you choose a candidate that is Anti-God, Ant-Bible,  and Anti-Israel, don’t expect that person or body of people to be favorable to those areas.  Remember God did not choose them: YOU DID!  Fourth is the harvest.  What do I mean?  It is in these three areas:  Lack of character judgment, lack of economic stewardship and a lack of political vigilance that we in the Church in America are facing to reap a “Perfect Storm” of a harvest:  in the name of “Pharoah” Barack Obama.  Why would I call Obama “Pharoah”?  Let’s look in I Samuel 8:11 to see what happened when Israel rejected God as a leader.

  ” And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots.”

FEMA has just graduated their first class of Rapid Response unit personnel.  These consists of men and women ususally between the ages of 20-30 that have to do a 2-year term being available for any distress in the nation – at the discretion of the Office of the President.  In exchange, they receive 2 years of college paid for by the taxpayer.  Remember, these are your children I am talking about.  Read the I Samuel 8-12-17 to see what else did Saul as king do to the children of Israel.  Pay very close attention to verse 18:

” And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the Lord will not hear you in that day.”

What shall we do in this day you may ask?  REPENT!!  Repent that we did not listen!  Repent that we did not learn!   Repent that we gave ourselves over to false teachers becuase we had “itching ears”!  For if the Lord does not hear our cry and we will have to go through this process of chastening and persecution, let our lesson be learned hastily and that obedience to His Voice and His Word is more important than “scoring” political or social points with humanity.  Judgment is not coming, it is here.  On January 1, 2013, judgment will begin its “exercise routine” in the form of our taxes going through the roof – and that’s only the beginning.

Unless Divine Intervention happens, strap yourselves in folks, we just passed the crest of the hill and the steering and suspension just went out.  It’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Pharoahs Are Not Just Egyptian

Spring Cleaning is not Just for Houses

When you seen clutter in your home, most people get so fed up looking at it, they finally do something about it.  The same principle lies in the your spiritual home – your church.

I have been reading “Bastards in the Pulpit” by William Owens.  Not only does the book exposes the “clutter” of flesh on display in the one place there shouldn’t be – the pulpit.  But it also exposes if you have or if you are in need of Scriptural Fathering.

This book is not for those who are classified as SMOs (Sunday Morning Only) Christians;  Nor those who recognize God as some type of spiritual “fire insurance”.    This book is for  those who dare to bare themselves as naked as the day they were born toward the Word of God to see where they measure up, where God has taken them,  and how far on the journey they need to go.

The time that we are living in is very critical and requires everyone who names Jesus as Lord – myself included, to carefully examine themselves, to see how pliable is their heart is toward the Lord in the area of being chastened.  Do we cower down or go into “full attack mode” when chastisement comes from a place we deem unlikely?  Do we look at ourselves first rather than pointing the finger at someone else?   Are we willing to ask ourselves the very questions we would interrogate another brother or sister with?  Once we have examined ourselves, are we willing to take on those who live – or worse, preach in error?

A case in point is a “preacher” at a church in Dallas, TX.  He preaches in his pulpit a sermon that supports Mr. Obama’s stance on gay “marriage”. Here is the video.

The first thing you would notice is that the cross is replaced with an ankh – an Egyptian religious symbol.   Nowhere in Scripture do you find an ankh.  The next thing you find in the message itself where this “preacher” tries to connect equality with sexual orientation, knowing that the congregation will not do their homework on American nor Biblical history.  For if they would initiate any type of investigative fortitude, they would quickly find out that this person is a heretic, a liar and a vessel of the destroyer the devil.  In short,  he is a bastard in the pulpit and needs to sit down and repent before God for the spiritual treason that he has committed.

II Timothy 2:15 calls us to “Study to show OURSELVES approved….”.  We are supposed to able to discern truth from error.  Yet millions of us go to “church” on Sunday morning at 11:00am and become all to willing participants of our own deception.   From Joel Osteen’s message of idolatry of self and a bloodless cross, to this preacher condoning the very abomination that God calls us to avoid citing that the Founders of this nation endorsed it, yet far removed from the well documented Biblical worldview that the Founders really held.

It is well past time that the Church in America repents of the heinous spiritual crimes we have committed in front of a righteous God.  Before those who read this and then quote Matthew 7:1 to me, I think I Peter 4:17 needs to be read first:

 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?”

Judgment like the Anointing, never flows from the bottom up.  Consider this when you stand in front of those whom you were called to shepherd.

Spring Cleaning is not Just for Houses