Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Home Coming

A Message To My Christian Friends: A short time ago I the occasion to go to the grave side service for one of my best friend's mother. The Lord blessed her with a long life. She was a born again Christian. She was all set, prepared and ready to meet the Lord. As I arrived at the graveside the service was already in progress. After the service each person articulated their condolences and sympathy to the family and then everyone just stood around and talked, like as with most funerals. There were people at the grave site that I had not seen in twenty years and we were all so delighted to see each other. We hugged each other and kissed each other on the neck. It was a grand reunion. Instead of feeling sad and depressed I was uplifted. I thought to myself is it right to be this way at a funeral. I started to be upset with myself for feeling this way.
Then as I was walking through the cemetery to my pick-up truck, I thought that what happen was so out of the ordinary, but then the Lord spoke to me, as I felt His over whelming presence, {It is so good to feel His presence} and He reminded me of that grand home coming day when we shall all meet our loves ones in heaven. That will be no sad day either. I quivered all over about the beautiful thought that I was thinking and even now as I write this article I feel The Lord's hand in it. That great grand reunion day. Oh what a day that will be! Just as my friend's mother has met all her love ones at her home coming in Heaven so shall we also meet all our love ones at our homecoming, since we shall be known as we are known. Some glad morning at my homecoming I too will see my dear mother, grandmothers, uncles, cousins, my brothers and sisters in the Lord who have gone on before me, But the most important thing for me is this, "I will sit at the Master's feet and will be in His presence for ever more." Now that will be a meeting I do declare! You and I, my friend, may go by the way of the grave, as my friend's mother did and my loved ones did, or we shall be caught up in the air and raptured when the Lord comes for His own and we shall be forever more in the presence of the Lord and with our loved ones. As I left and road down the highway I took the time to thank the Lord for putting me in remembrance of that Blessed day when we will all not only see our loved ones, but we will see Jesus and be with Him and our loved ones throughout all eternity.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Christmas Thought

CHRISTMAS NEEDS THE CHRIST CHILD: Dear friends and fellow Americans as Christmas draws close, again this year, we can see the beautiful Christmas decorations, the lights, the Christmas Trees, Santa Clause with his reindeer, and hear the Christmas Songs, and much more, but my friend I have a question to ask. "WHERE IS THE CHRIST CHILD IN ALL OF THIS?" The true meaning of Christmas is nowhere to be found. Christ is what this day is all about! Most people celebrate everything but the real reason for the season. Worldly and liberal activists have seen to that, with the help and involvement of the cowardly courts where the terminology of the Constitution have been twisted and re worded for their cause and purpose. That cause is, if you have not already figured it out, "A world without Jesus Christ." People can display a menorah, but not a manger scene. They can display anything in this world but nothing to do with the Baby Jesus. It is not the Constitution that was created by our founding fathers that is at fault, but judges, who have been so intimidated by the worldly and liberal crowd that it has become acceptable for a near about anything to be part of a street display at Christmas time, but not a manger scene or anything related to the birth of our Savior. Not only is that a twisted and gross misinterpretation of the Constitution, but of our nation's history. This nation was founded on Christianity.

We need to come back to the fact, God has given us His only Son as a gift to take our sins away. Now that is a fact! Oh, what a blessed gift! A person could not ask for a better gift than that! The ideas which make up our civilization are based on Christianity. Some of those ideas have taken on a life of their own, forgetting about Jesus, and giving worldly people the false impression that we can throw out Christianity while keeping hold of the ideals needed for our freedom. That is just not right and it will not work. Throwing the Lord out the door. Just look at the countries in the Bible who tried to leave The Lord out. Just look around you, my friend, for the evidence, in the demands for the drastic changing of our family values, the changing of Christmas from the birth of Jesus into a shopping spree in which the word Christ Child is never heard. It is happy holidays instead of Merry Christmas. If we cherish what is so distinctive, so special, and so good about country and our form of civilization and freedom, we must respect, preserve, and defend the Christian roots from which our way of life, our principles, what we stand for, and what is left of our public decency have come from. We need to come back to the fact, God has given us His only Son as a gift to take our sins away. Now that is a fact! Oh, what a blessed gift! The ideas which make up our civilization are based on Christianity. Some of those ideas have taken on a life of their own, giving worldly people the false impression that we can throw out Christianity while keeping hold of the ideals needed for our freedom. That is just not right and it will not work. Just look around you, my friend, for the evidence, in the demands for the drastic changing of our family values, the changing of Christmas from the birth of Jesus into a shopping spree in which the word Christ Child is never heard. It is happy holidays instead of Merry Christmas. If we cherish what is so distinctive, so special, and so good about country and our form of civilization and freedom, we must respect, preserve, and defend the Christian roots from which our way of life, our principles, what we stand for, and what is left of our public decency have come from.

As we get ready to celebrate Christmas and rejoice over the birth of Jesus, we as Americans should give serious thought to The Lord's influence on the great American freedoms, among us, that we so cherish so much, and which did make this country so great. Out of respect and reverence for Christian roots, if for no other reason or purpose, As Christians and American's we should have, as our main goal and concern to put Christ back into Christmas and not only that but to make Him apart of our daily lives. God bless each and every one of you, and have a Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Re-Establishing The Message Of Pentecost

Will the real Holy Ghost please stand up! All through the history of the Bible and from cover to cover we see very plainly without no mistakes that our God always used a willing vessel that He could pour Himself into. That is a fact. When we or the church are in a place that we can be used of the Lord, He will always supply the river of blessings which God promises. The Christian needs not only to talk the talk, but he needs to walk the walk and have close fellowship with the Lord. A Christian needs to be full of the power and the presence of the Almighty God. When The Holy Ghost was poured out on the Day of Pentecost it was not poured out on everybody. It was, in fact, only poured out on 120 people and The Holy Ghost went from a small flow or stream ( The 120 people ) to a great river ( thousands and thousands upon thousands of people being saved and filled with the Holy Ghost), and The Word spread like a fire. There is a river my friends and that river shall never run dry! We as Christians must regain and take back what the canker worm has taken away. You can only use what anointing that you have and right now with most Christians, in most churches there is very little anointing or power. They can no longer say, " Silver and gold have I done, but such as I have I give unto thee. In the name of Jesus rise up and walk. There is no Holy Ghost power in most churches and all kinds of false doctrines, money yes, Holy Ghost Power no.

I'm going to now make a statement that I know that some of you will not agree with, but my friend it is the truth. The Devil can teach the Bible and as a angel of light he can twist the scriptures around to his benefit. This is the reason for all the false doctrines in the church. That is the reason why we must read our Bible daily and get into a good Bible believing church that teaches the true and correct Word of God. We need to return to the foundation and the corner stone of the Pentecostal movement and that is "JESUS CHRIST AND HIM CRUCIFIED". It is that precious blood of Jesus which we need that He shed on Calvary's Cross for you and me. How precious is that flow that makes me white as snow. That is what the saints where about on the day of Pentecost. The 120 people, that day, were praising God and giving Him the Glory for the cross, which was for their salvation and their sanctification. They were not praising God for any other reason. They were all in unity. We cannot get three or four Christians in unity anymore , let alone the whole church. If we want to fight Satan and all his evil there must be a coming together in unity.

Those early Christians were not praying for a program where they could climb steps to reach a goal or for Him to help them get rich, because none of that will work. Our salvation and sanctification was paid at the cross and what a shame it is for preachers today to preach some other way. They are in fact are preaching another gospel and another Jesus. As long as this happens the Holy Ghost cannot work or flow like a river. As long as the carnal mind is at work in the church its members are powerless to detect, false teaching, the devil or his demons. The plain and simple fact my friend is that the church is by passing the cross and this is causing problems such as false teachers, false doctrine, and no anointing, and no power. So all we have is a weak church that the evil one, Satan, looks at and says, " Jesus I know and Paul I know, but who are you?" We need to wake up and go back to that cross and get a blood bath in that precious blood of Jesus. We need to cry out, " OH LORD SEND THE POWER DOWN! It is the Holy Ghost power that makes us over comers.

How many, that are reading this article, can remember the old time Camp Meetings and the Brush Arbors? It was at those meetings that many of us seen and can testify of how the power of the Holy Ghost came down to save, set free, heal, and baptize people. The power came down! The Lord visited His people. The biggest part of the churches, today, do not want this anymore. The Holy Ghost never stays where He is not wanted and let me say this, "The church today is grieving the Holy Ghost. It is time for the real church to stand up and pray for the Lord to send the power down now.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Gay Marriage

I happen to be reading parts of Newsweek Magazine, yesterday, and after reading Lisa Miller's article on Mutual Joy, { I have posted the web site below } I was shocked at her for writing such a article and even more shocked that the Newsweek would allow it to be published. I have only one question to ask, "What turnip truck did she fall off of?" She is using parts Of the Bible to make a case for Homosexuals and to try to prove her point which is, "same sex marriages are okay." Ms Miller used Scriptures out of the Bible to try to prove her point. The scriptures that she uses do not even deal with the issue that she is talking about and trying to justify. The Bible in the Old Testament, in several places, clearly says that Homosexuality and Lesbianism is sin. She must have not read the Story of Sodom. Why did God destroy this city? It was the end result of Sodom's reprobate minds. This is how bad that God hates the sins of Homosexuals and Lesbians. Notice that I said He hates the sin, not the person! Read what the Book Of Romans Chapter one has to say about this topic. My thoughts are this, " Any nation, including the United States, that justifies homosexuality and Lesbianism, as a excepted life style, is a country in its final stages of moral corruption." I'm sorry Ms Miller, but you are trying to justify this sin and at the same time trying to discredit The Bible and Christians who live by, believe in, and honor God's Word. Remember this, any true Christian does not hate the homosexual or lesbian, it is that terrible sin that the Christian hates. The Christian does not have a agenda as Ms Miller is trying to stress in her article, but only God's Holy word in their hearts that homosexuality is a sin and is wrong. I do not want to discredit Ms Miller's professional talent, but when she is writing an article in a area such as this she needs to do some major research or get into a good Bible believing Church, because she is just not getting it or else she just wants to make some liberal brownie points. Ms Miller, God made the world for Adam and Eve to reproduce after their own kind, for that is what He commanded in His word, not for the sin, wickedness, and pleasure of Adam and Steve. With all due respect, with all your education you cannot see this?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Divorced Christian

OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE! Friends I want to discuss a hard subject today. It is divorce. Some of you are going to agree with me and then there are those of you who will not, but this has been on my mind and heart for some time and so I will endeavor to bring forth to you what I believe with all by heart to be right concerning this subject of divorce. Some people might say that I should not be the one to be speaking or writing about divorce and remarriage, because I have been divorced, but because I have felt the pain and hurt of divorce I think that I can give a lot of insight to this over whelming problem in our country today. In this article I will throw no stones because I live in a glass house. I know how horror able divorce is, the scars that it leaves upon a person's heart, and how it is something that God hates. I have been there. I have hurt, ached , and cried out to Jesus for help. I have found out that most marriages end up in divorce when they begin wrong. A lot of men and women meet on dance floors, or bar rooms, or some other sinful place, or they just do not seek God first. Their marriage is born of lust not love and when the lust wear off there is nothing left. No love, no feelings, no nothing. This is not always the case all of the time, but the biggest part of the time it is. Sometimes money, material things, or a lying deceiving mate, may play a big part. If God is not part of the relationship and I'm speaking of all the courting before marriage, He seldom is part of your married life after you are married. What starts wrong will mostly end wrong unless Christ becomes the Master of Your life. If your marriage is like a stormy sea except Jesus today, because He is the Master of the sea and you will sail the stormy seas no more. He will calm that storm in your marriage.

I believe that divorce is one of the things that is bring our nation to its knees. I believe with all my heart that 75 percent of all divorces in the United States are not scriptural and they are wrong. Just because a court says that it is right does not make it right in God's eyes. The family unit is all but gone. Marriage as a institution is about gone. Over half or two thirds of all marriages, in this country, end in divorce. So what happens if you are a Christian and you are divorced? To put it in terms that you can understand, you cannot unscramble eggs. The first thing that we want to remember is that the only sin which God will not forgive is the blasphemy of The Holy Ghost. Yes God hates divorce, but He also hates murder, adultery, stealing, serving other gods, and using His name in vain. I'm not saying all sin is the same, but what I am saying is this: "All is sin and all can be covered by the Blood if you ask forgiveness. The second thing that we want to remember is that if you have been born again by the precious blood of Jesus do not listen to what people are saying about you, just remember this, if you have asked forgiveness, the scar of divorce that troubles you and hurts you is under the blood of Jesus, to be remembered no more. Jesus will heal that scar. He did it for me and He will do it for you. What counts is what you do after you have repented and asked God's forgiveness. By that I mean ask forgiveness, live for Jesus and serve Him with all your heart. Use your talents, whatever they may be for Him. So if you were divorced and then repented, yes I said repented because divorce is sin, you are saved by the precious blood of Christ, your sin is remembered no more. How great is our God.

I do not care how many times you have been divorced. Jesus forgave the women at the well. She had been married five times. He told her to go and sin no more. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He will forgive you too. He will give you that living water also! That is how loving our Lord is! This does not give you a license to divorce and remarry whenever you want! By no means am I saying that divorce is okay. It is not, but what I am saying is that God will forgive you. Jesus went to the cross for all sin. God hates Divorce and from the beginning of time it was not good for a man to divorce his wife. I believe that there are only two grounds that a Christian person can justify a divorce and still be right with God. They are if their partner commits adultery or if a married partner who is unsaved leaves the partner who is saved because they are a Christian and wants nothing to do with them because of their faith in Christ. In that case God will not hold you in bondage.

Listen friend, thru many dangers (and I mean dangers), toils, and snare I have already come. I have been set free from the bondage and sin of divorce. That yoke is no longer around my neck. I sail the stormy seas no more. On that solid Rock (Christ Jesus) I firmly stand. Anything else would have been sinking sand. If My Jesus did it for me He will do it again for you, because he is no respecter of persons.

The finial thought that I want to pass on is this: "If your marriage is in trouble, then you and your mate SEEK GOD. Do not try to seek help from family, friends, or a psychiatrist. Most of the time they will tell you wrong. Work together with your mate to preserve that oneness that you have when you are married and the love you once had. God will save your marriage if you will only call on Him.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

From The Pastor's Study

What Christmas Means To Me
I am reminded I was lost, separated from God, on a road to hell. But God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that who so ever believes on Him should not perish, but have ever lasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, But the world through Him might be saved.
This Christmas Season I think of the Good News, in the time of so much bad news, Jesus Saves. Jesus has prepared a place for us, That were He is we might be also. One day soon He is coming for us, we are no longer separated from God, but rather reconciled to Him. Article by, Rev. William Patchett Sr. Pastor Brookview Evangelical Bible Church

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

There is A Reason For The Season

This time of the year is for but one thing and that is to acknowledge the birth of our Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ on that Silent Night, that Holy Night a little over 2000 years ago. How do we as Christians acknowledge the Lord’s birthday? What is our reason for the season? It is to celebrate the gift of our Heavenly Father of His only begotten Son. Sure it is a holiday, it is a celebration. We celebrate this time of the year that our sins have been forgiven, that by His strips we were healed, that He supplies all our needs according to His riches in glory. This means no matter how bad the economy is or the job market, if you are a child of His. He cares for you. He will make a way when there is no way. All of this is possible because of Calvary and what took place there over 2000 years ago. What a gift. So what is this holiday? It is Christmas and always will be Christmas. So why should we not be merry and happy. We should shout to the world MERRY CHRISTMAS, CHRIST THE SAVIOR IS BORN! Merry Christmas to all

A Positive NoteThis Christmas

What a wonderful thought I have been thinking! It was at the Cross where I first saw the light and the burdens of my heart rolled away. I've have learned since then that no matter what happens in our life, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and we must put our trust in Christ, the Author and Finisher of our faith because with Him it will be better tomorrow for I know that He holds tomorrow and the day after that for all eternity. I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three small things: For example, a rainy day. Do you complain about the rain or look for the rainbow? We could cry and complain about the rain or else we could think of the latter rain. Oh Lord send down that latter rain. We need that latter rain Lord! More than anything else this country and the world needs the latter rain. So when it rains I hope it pours all over this land! Let’s have a revival! Another example is lost luggage, do you worry more about lost luggage than a sinners lost soul. We must never forget our soul is more important than luggage. It was bought with a price that we can never repay! Our soul and our sanctification both have been bought by the shed blood of our Lord. He paid the price. The last example is tangled Christmas tree lights. Oh what a tangled web we weave. Remember as you straighten the Christmas Tree lights out that Jesus is the light of the world and he will straighten your tangled life out if you will only call on Him. He will mold you and make you if you will only let Him. He is the potter and we are the clay. My eyes are on Jesus for He is the light of the world! I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life. So the best thing to do is honor them while they are here. I will never be so thankful that I had a Godly mother and father who walked in the way and showed me the way. My father’s preaching {and he is still preaching at 82 years of age} and my mother’s singing of those old gospel songs will never leave me until I met her again, “ABOVE THE BRIGHT BLUE” I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."I've learned that life gives you a second chance if you call on the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. In other words do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I've learned that if you pursue happiness, without Christ, happiness will elude you. But if you focus your life on Jesus, on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. Oh to be happy in Jesus! When I think of the goodness of Jesus my soul cries out, “HALLELUAH” I've learned that whenever I seek Jesus with an open heart, I always make the right decision. I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone and let them see Christ in your life. People love that human touch, holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. How much greater is it when Jesus touches your life? I've found out that I still have a lot to learn. People will forget what you said; people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel...... And I will never forget how the Lord made me feel when he stretched out his nail scared hands and said, “Come unto me” Touching Jesus is all that matters. Oh let me touch Him so that others may know and be Blessed!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Submission: The Man And His Wife

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives beto their own husbands in everything.  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,  that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,  that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.  So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself.  For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.

The thought of submission to many people and their opinion of it is sometimes without complete understanding of what the Bible has to say about the subject. Insight and sensitivity of this subject is a must for all married couples. When men and women rightly divide the word of God they will have a better understanding of submission and the compliance of it. They will soon see that it is not a one sided submission. There is a mutual submission that a man and his wife owe each other. Here are three examples of mutual submission that I can think of: (1) The husband and his wife will want to bear each other's burdens, (2) They will resist putting themselves above each other, (3) and the most important of all is "They must be of a yielding, meek, and submissive spirit one to another."

 To be submissive means that a man and his wife should cooperate, work together as a team, voluntary with their mate, out of love and respect for God and your mate. I think submission should be a mutual, humble, cooperation with one another, working together for a common purpose. That purpose is striving to have a Godly marriage in Christ. Christ is the man's role model. Even though Jesus was God's Son and had all power to demand obedience and submission from all He still did not draw back or retreat from doing duties that were the primary duty of a servant. Even though He is the head of the church, just as the man is head of the house, He still washed the disciple's feet. If a husband is to be a Godly leader, he also is to be a servant leader just like Jesus was. His responsibility and role is to lead his wife by taking into consideration with thoughtfulness and kindness everything about her and helping her to succeed by using his position as head of the house.

 Just as Christ is not inferior or lower to the Father, but is second in the Trinity, so are wives equal to their own husbands. Yet in a marriage relationship a husband and wife have different roles just as The Father and Jesus have different roles in the God Head. A husband who realizes that his wife is his own flesh will treat her with love and care. Even so a wife must also realize that her husband is her own flesh and treat him with love and care. Marriage is a Holy Union, a living symbol, a precious relationship that needs tender self sacrificing care. Being subject (submitting) to another person is often a very misunderstood concept. It does not mean becoming a door mat. When we subject ourselves to God we become more willing to obey His command to submit to others. That is to subordinate our rights to others. In a marriage relationship both husband and wife are called to be subject one to another. Submission is rarely a problem in homes where both man and wife have a strong relationship with God and where each other has a deep concern for the happiness, good fortune, and contentment of the other.

A man should care for his wife like he cares for his own body and likewise with the woman; she should care for her husband the same way. The husband should make his wife's well being of primary importance. No wife needs to fear submitting to her husband who treats her in this way. The union of marriage brings two people together in such a way that little can affect one without also affecting the other. Submission can never be compulsory, required or demanded by one human being of another. It can only be given on the basis of trust. Biblical submission should not be separate from Biblical duty and responsibility. In (Ephesians Chapter 5) Paul talked more about the responsibility of the husband than he did of the wife being submissive. A husband and wife love for each other should be sincere, pure, and constant despite any imperfections and failures that they might be guilty of. My dad, who is the pastor of a independent Pentecostal Church once said from the pulpit as he preached, "Behind every successful man there is a woman."

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Coming of The End

In May of this year (2008), The USA Today Magazine put out an incredible article dealing with the real financial condition of The United States. According to this article, our government recorded a loss last year of $1.3 trillion dollars! Can you realize in your mind how much that is? Listen friends that is a lot of money! Experts have been warning that a failing of the United States economy would lead to the falling away of economies throughout the entire world. Many leaders have even mentioned the need for a new world economy. Seems like to me that I read something like that in Revelation? Yes I have and if you read the Bible you have also. Not only our country but the whole world is close to a total financial collapse. I believe this is a important sign to us that follow Bible Prophecy. What we are about to see is prophecy getting ready to be fulfilled and it is at the door! We are having the stage set for the coming of the anti-Christ. When Jesus came two thousand years ago, the Bible tells us that the earth and all the countries within it had established a world economy under the rule of the Roman Empire. Everything was from Rome. This opened the door for the Gospel to be effectively spread through the means of a common language and common currency. In our age, we see similar signs with the coming of the anti-Christ and Christ’s near return. It should not surprise you or me if Satan would try to establish another world economy to take over the world. If you listen to the news you see evidently that is certainly what is taking place now. Most Christians are taught that the anti-Christ will set up the world’s economic system – and yes, this may very well be true. Although, I personally believe that the world’s economic system may already be in place before he comes to power That's my opinion about it. I might be wrong but I do not think so. I believe that system is already being set in place as I write this article. Soon and very soon we ( all the born again Christians) are going to see the King and are not going to have to worry about this. Here’s the bottom line with me and if you are a born again child of God, it should be your bottom too. When I read stories like this one, about the coming sorry full financial fate of this economy, it does not worry me in the least and neither should it worry you if you are a True believer! As we see these things coming to pass, our eyes should be wide opened and we should lift our heads up toward heaven and believe what the word of God says: " FOR WE KNOW THAT OUR REDEMPTION IS NEAR." Listen friend, "I know who holds tomorrow", and I know who is coming in the clouds of Glory, DO YOU? Time on this old earth is winding up fast. Faster than most people think. It's heaven or hell, that is the choice everyone will have to make.

Monday, November 3, 2008

What Great Men Say About The Bible

George Washington: It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and The Bible. Thomas Jefferson: A studious person of The Sacred Volume will make better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands. John Quincy Adams: The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal attention. Andrew Jackson: It is The Rock on which our Republic stands. Woodrow Wilson: A man has deprived himself of the best in the world who has deprived himself of this {a knowledge of The Bible} Hebert Hoover: There is no other book so various as The Bible, not one so full of concentrated wisdom. Ulysses S. Grant: To the influence of this Book we are indebted for the progress made in civilization: and to this we must look as our guide to the future. John Bacon: What can I do with respect to the next world without this book? Napoleon Bonaparte: The Bible is more than a book, it is a living being with a action: a power that invades everything that opposes its extension. Alexander Cruden: All other books are of little importance compared to The Holy Scriptures. Daniel Webster: The Bible is the Book of faith, and a Book of doctrine, and a Book of Morals, and a book of religion, of special revelation from God: but It is also a Book which teaches man his responsibility, his dignity, and equality.
We, the undersigned, Students of the Nature Sciences, desire to express our sincere regret that researchers into scientific truth are perverted by some in our own time into occasion for casting doubt upon the truth and authenticity of The Holy Scriptures. We conceive that it is impossible for The Word of God written in the book of nature, and God’s Word written in Holy Scriptures, to contradict one another….. physical science is not complete, but is only in a condition of progress. Signed By 800 Scientist of Great Britain Recorded in The Bodelian Library in Oxford

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Good Morning America

It is Saturday morning, October 11, 2008. I'm sitting here on my desk drinking coffee and I feel the Spirit of The Lord so strong as I meditate this morning on how good He has been to me and to this country that I love so much. As I sit here I want to share my thoughts with you, because I believe that is what the Lord would have me to do with you who are my friends, my brothers and sisters in the Lord. If I offend you by what I'm saying or if I have a couple of miss spelled words then please forgive me. Some of you will most likely laugh at this letter and then there are some of you that will pass it on. It is my earnest desire that you would pass this letter on.

 I'm 62 years old and I guess that my eye sight might be growing dim, but my spiritual eye sight is not dim and as I look I have never seen this country in the shape that it is in right now. We have been through some pretty bad times but none like this since I have been born. Our country is on the edge of spiritual destruction and material destruction. If people do not stand up now for what is right, and stand up now, then let them forevermore hold their peace. How has this country got in the shape that it is in? It did not happen overnight. Just think back how God use to bless this country and compare with how it is today and a person with spiritual eyes can see it in a minute. Those of you who cannot see the destruction that is coming I pray that God would open your eyes to the coming danger.

 When I went to school we had Bible reading, prayer, and pledge allegiance to the flag every morning and there was two words that I will always remember in that pledge, "UNDER GOD". Every student took their turn at reading the Good Book and they wanted to read it. We were not made to read that Book, we wanted to read it! I remember that on every teacher's desk was a Bible. That Bible was not in a desk drawer but out in the open on top of the desk for all to see. The biggest thing that happen in school was getting caught chewing gum in class. The principal had a paddle and would use it real quick and so would the teachers. The students knew this. There was no violence in school, no drugs, and no need of a police officer roaming the halls to maintain order. Just one word from a teacher is all it took. The teachers was treated with respect and they were answered by a yes sir or no sir or a yes mam or no mam. Now there is violence in nearly every hallway, police in the halls of most schools, and then there are the students being disrespectful to the teachers. This is what happens when you take authority away from the teachers, take God out of schools and replace them with birth control pills, condoms, and sex education classes for third graders. How kids that want to learn in today's schools ever learn anything I do not know.

 Why is this happening? Here is my answer to that. When I was growing up there was a thing called a family. There was a father who was head of the house and he was the bread winner. He did not depend on food stamps or a government check to provide for his family. He depended on God's Divine Care. He taught his children how to work hard and to be responsible for their actions. There was a mother who put motherly love in the home and made it a home. There was family meals that you had better be to and before you ate the grace was said and you thanked God for what you had to eat, because we knew that all our blessings come from Him. You were a family and around the table while having that meal you worked out any or all family problems. Now in most homes there is hardly a meal let alone a family meal. The kids are eating at McDonalds or some other place.

 You knew that if you did wrong that there was going to be some type of correction. I had a father who would discipline me and I would see the light. He spared not the rod of correction and to this day I'm thankful of that. He did not send me to a councilor, or to a psychiatrist, or to group meetings. He did not send me to a doctor for pills for my problems, to slow me down and pick me up. He straightened me and my problems out real quick. He saved a lot of money and time in the process. That rod of correction was always given in love and it made a difference in my life. We were taught as a family to give thanks to the Lord for everything. When we went to bed of a night we said our prayers unto the Lord for it was the right thing to do. We thanked Him for our daily blessings. We went to church as a family and sat together as a family in church. Our parents did not just send us to church, but they went with us. Now most parents do not even send their kids to church let alone go themselves.

 I'm a firm believer that it is the family unit that makes this country of ours what it is and that family unit in most cases is not doing to good right now. Some children today in this country do not even know who Jesus is. What was that saying that went around a few years ago," The family that prays together stays together." How true that is. Listen friends it does not take a village to raise a child, as some politicians suggest. It takes a Godly mother and father. THAT'S ALL! We no longer, for a lot of the people in this country, have Christmas. It is now called the holidays. We do not want to offend people of other religions. But what about offending Jesus who came into this world and was born on this day with one purpose in mine. To go to Calvary's Cross and die for our sins. No more nativity scenes are allowed. No more Christmas Carols in school that mention Jesus. No more Ten Commandments in Government Buildings. What would our fore fathers say.

 When George Washington was sworn in as president he kissed the Bible and said that this country would be governed by this Book. What Happen to that? Daniel Webster said, "The Bible is the Book of faith, and a Book of doctrine, and a Book of Morals, and a Book of religion, of special revelation from God: but It is also a Book which teaches man his responsibility, his dignity, and equality." We need men like our fore fathers to govern our country today. If we want to see our country like it use to be or even better than it used to be Jesus Christ has to be a part of it. The part that is at the top, for He said, "I AM the way". Our founding fathers knew that! We call ourselves a Christian Nation and we say we believe in God. But how many people in this country really believe in God? I sorry to say not many compared to the population. It takes more than just believing. Satan believes in God and trembles. The big difference is that true believers will trust and obey for they know there is no other way.

Today as never before Satan is using people in all walks of life from the lowest to the highest to disrupt the Christian beliefs this country was founded on and to bring this country down to the very gates of hell. You may laugh but in your heart of hearts you know what I'm saying is the truth. You may say, "How so is this happening." Well let us just look at a couple of the things that deeply trouble me and if you are a Bible believing Christian, my friend, they should trouble you also.. When you allow and permit homosexuals to march down the streets in this country kissing, holding hands and getting married in our churches and court houses there is something wrong. There is something wrong when homosexuals preachers are allowed to stand behind the sacred desk and try to preach God's Pure and Holy Word. I will tell you very quickly it is Blasphemy. There is my friend no other word for it. Please let me make it clear, God loves the homosexual, but he hates that terrible sin and as God's Children so should we. God says in His word that homosexuality is an abomination. In other words it is repugnant and a disgrace, but this nation says that it is okay and they are teaching our kids in our schools that It is okay for Adam to marry Steve. They say it is just a different life style. Are these people sick or deceived? Twenty years ago the homosexual hid his sexual preferences and his disgusting lifestyle in the closet for no one to see, because it was shameful. Any nation in my view that justifies the homosexual life style as a excepted life style is in its final stages of moral corruption. Remember this, Sodom was the end result of a reprobate mind. Must we offer that same prayer to The Lord for our country that Abraham did for Sodom. Oh Lord God for 50 righteous people {just one righteous person out of every state dear Lord} will you spare this nation. It is not too late for God to spare and heal this land if we would only do as that great city of Nineveh did many years ago. REPENT!

 Another thing that saddens my soul is the murder of millions of unborn babies {Our leaders call it abortion}. It is sad when you live in a country that has one law that says it is okays and makes it legal to abort unborn babies and yet that same country has another law that makes it illegal to kill a whale or some other endangered animal. To me they are putting more importance on the whale or animal than a unborn human being. This is what I call a reprobate mind. A person with the mind of Christ would not think the way these people do. These people will have to answer to Jesus for this great sin on judgment day and trust me my friend that is not too far off.

 We are now I believe in the most important presidential race ever. I say this because of the things that I see happening in this country of ours. I hope that most Americans will wake up and see the same things as I do, before it is too late. Our freedom is at stake. We have a man (Barrack Hussein Obama) running for president that is being called the messiah by many. This is pure blasphemy. He says a lot but in essence says nothing. He shouts change. Change What? The only change that this country needs is to repent as a nation and come back to the Lord. He calls himself a Christian but says that some of the Bible is out of date. That's funny because The Lord said "HIS WORD CHANGES NOT" and David in the Book of Psalms said, "FOREVER OH LORD THY WORD IS SETTLED IN HEAVEN!" How much clearer can that be.

 He also believes that homosexuals are not wrong in their ways and the killing of unborn babies is okay. Even ones that are just born. The word for it is infanticide. The meaning for that word is the killing of a new born baby with the parents' permission. How sad that our country is coming to that. He said he would talk to Muslim terrorist without any preconditions. Talk about what? These people want to kill us! They do not want to talk. That great revelation of his to talk to terrorist is so absurd. How do you talk to people who tie bombs around their body and then blow themselves up and innocent people with them. You do not talk to people that want to kill you, to cut your heads off, to put you back in the dark ages, and destroy our very freedom. How soon we forget 9/11 and the thousands of people that were murdered and maimed for life on that day. The Muslims want a Muslim world and they will not negotiate that. They want to kill anybody that will not except the Muslim religion, which is evil to say the least, and is one of hate! That is a fact.

 Something is wrong with Americans when they will vote for a man that says a lot but says nothing of importance. Something is wrong when you will vote for a man that has sat under a preacher for 20 years and heard things in his sermons such as: "Not God bless America, no no, but God D**n America." He says that this preacher is his spiritual advisor. I wonder how he would advise him if he were elected to the White House. Something is wrong my friend when someone will vote for a man that is friends with domestic and foreign terrorist. These are people that would kill you or your family or friends to reach their objective, which is the down fall of our country! Something is wrong when any American will not put his hand over his heart for the pledge of allegiance and not salute the flag. Something is wrong when a person will vote for a man that is friends with one of the biggest crooks in Chicago. Something is wrong when a man's wife says: "America is a mean country" I can tell you what it is, the people of this country are being deceived. As I was listening to a news program last night, I watched in horror and with great disgust, as this man made the statement with pride and arrogance: '"We are no longer just a Christian Nation; we are now a nation of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists." As with so many other disgusting statements I've heard him (and his wife) make, I never thought I'd see the day that I'd hear something like that from a presidential candidate in this nation. This not only hurt me, it also offended me and I sure that it did the same to any other Christian that heard this and other statements that he and his wife have made. To think our forefathers fought and died for the right so our nation could be a Christian nation--and to have this man say with pride and arrogance that we are no longer that. How far this nation has come from what our founding fathers intended it to be, ONE NATION UNDER GOD! I hope that each of you will do what I'm doing now--send your concerns, written simply and sincerely, to the Christians on your mailing list. With God's help, and remember this, He is still in control of this nation and the election. We can show this man and the world in November that we are, indeed, still a Christian Nation and we are standing on that solid Rock, "CHRIST JESUS "

 I personally believe that God will deal with any person who claims to be a Christian and votes for a man of this caliber because of the color of his skin or his political party affiliation, knowing in their heart what he believes and says in does not line up with the Word of God. We as Christians must line up with what we know in our heart to be right. I say this in love, because God forbid I do not want to offend any Brother or Sister in the Lord, but I have to speak my heart. If we line up with this man then we are not lining up with God. I believe that this man has a hidden agenda that will really do this nation and the nation of Israel a lot of harm if he is elected. Why are the newspapers building him up so much and why do they want him to be president? Why will they not report the truth to the American people. I believe that Brother Jimmy Swaggart answered that question in a recent book of his when he wrote about this very thing concerning the news media. Bro. Swaggart said, "Satan cannot cast out Satan." Think about what the brother is saying here. If you are spiritual you know what he is saying. That was some pretty powerful words coming straight from the Bible, but how true they are. That is hitting the nail right on the head! A lot could be said about the people reporting our news, but that is another story.

 This country was founded on Christianity. What is that? We believe that Jesus died on the cross and spilled His Blood for the sins of this world and it is thru Him and only Him that we are saved and have eternal life. We believe in His teachings and His Holy Word which has all the answers for the problems of this world and for you and for me. It is not crooked politicians or a psychiatrist or how much money we have in the bank, it is Jesus Christ and what he did at Calvary that is the answer and will always be the answer to all our problems. Listen, my friend as I close this letter let me say this: " There is nothing any more powerful than Holy Ghost anointed Believers praying." God shed His Grace on this country and we must touch the throne of Grace if this nation is to survive that which is coming against it. We need to pray most earnestly for this country that we love so much until The Rapture of the true church or the Lord takes us home. Pray before it is too late! We need a Holy Ghost Revival to sweep this land. Dear God spare my country and heal this land!