Archive for June, 2011
Like it or not, every nation that finds itself in the cross hairs (a figure of speech) of God’s impending judgment is often in that place because of how they treat Israel. Lately, I have been thinking about America as a nation and all the things that are going wrong with her. It seems overwhelming, because it is overwhelming.
I have spent the past few days reading Jude – all twenty-five verses. There is tremendous truth there (like any other portion of Scripture) and it comforts me to know that these very things began to take place during Jude’s time. Life did not look too good then. They had some of the exact same type of problems we are experiencing today. The only solution to that is a continued faith in God and His ability to oversee all things.
There are some terrible things ahead of us, all because of Self. However, Self does not gain the final and ultimate victory. In the end, Self is denied, by the God of the universe. That is worth celebrating!
Our world is on the fast track toward one-worldism. A growing global movement is underway to become united as one people, with one person who will lead us. This is no time for Christians to have any idols in their life. All must be surrendered to God. Maybe as a reminder, it might be a good idea to carry a card with the phrase “Belonging to the LORD” on it. This at least will help us remember that we no longer belong to ourselves.
If the Lord is going to protect us and provide for us in the coming days, it is extremely important that nothing in our life is kept from Him. We must surrender all things – including anything that can even be construed as an idol – in order that He will have His full sway in and over our lives. This should be done for no other reason than for His glory.
I don’t want to ever hear God say of me, “He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he cannot deliver himself, nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?” Do you?
Islam is coming at us from all sides. Godless leaders are doing what they can to bring this country to its knees. Satan is doing everything he can to break into our world from his dimension in a more concerted effort than ever before. So? Our job is to be as gentle as doves and as wise as serpents (cf. Matthew 10:16). With that attitude, nothing can overcome us. We need to be aware of what is going on in our world. This is a must. We do not, however, need to fear any of it. God will supply the wisdom necessary to push through these problems with aplomb. God is GREAT!
God is still on the throne and in fact, has never for one second been off of it!
While Delta is hiding behind the “We’ve got to obey the various laws of the countries that we fly into, not just America” (my paraphrase). The problem though is that it appears that Delta voluntarily agreed to the Saudi position. I would think that even though Saudi Airlines is based in Saudi Arabia, Delta is not. Since Delta is the new owner, the laws that Delta must follow would be those of American law.
First, I read a brief report today stating that due to “modesty” claims, Muslims nurses have been given permission by the United Kingdom to not have to wash their hands. In essence, because radical Muslim women argue that showing their hands in public is an affront to Allah, they must refrain from doing so and since it is impossible to wash your hands without exposing them, they need to be given a pass. So what does the U.K. do? Gives them a pass.
Just this week, two Muslim men who converted to Islam, were arrested “for plotting to blow up a military recruitment center in Seattle. The facility also houses a day care center.” 
Authentic Christians know that they must be involved in good works, not because those works save us, but because we are commanded to do them (cf. Ephesians 2:10). We understand that simply preaching the gospel of Jesus to people without caring for their needs normally does not amount to much because people are physical as well as spiritual. We meet the physical so that we can get their attention enough to meet the spiritual.
You may recall the Alabama judge who was sued by the ACLU for daring to post the Ten Commandments in his courtoom and refusing to take them down. He was stripped of his judgeship and apparently, these same forces are wanting to make it impossible for him to practice law as well.
While the “intactivists” argue about the gruesome or barbaric procedure that is done on the male infant, I cannot help but wonder where their hearts are with respect to the aborted child? These unborn babies are ripped, cut, or vacummed out of the uterus. In some cases, a saline solution is injected into the amniotic sac, which simply burns the unborn baby to death.