He reads me when we meet;
Today he reads me in my home.
Tomorrow in the street.
He may be relative or friend,
He may be strange to me;
He may not even know my name,
Yet, he is reading ME.
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Thirdly, but not necessarily this order, do you know God is able to help, able to save, able to prosper you, able to lead you--truly a loving, caring, compassionate, providing God, unlike all those false gods out there with all their vain promises! Well, that is the chief reason you have to be grateful! With Almighty God on your side, who can be against you? What does it matter if the whole world is against you seemingly, if you have God, you are in the majority, you are on the winning side. GOD IS THE WINNING SIDE! Don't you like being on the winning side? Get with God, and you will be. Don't you love this? I do.
Fourthly, got some food, got some friends, got some shelter, got some clothes, got some transporation? Maybe, all you got for transportation is your two feet--but you still got more than the paraplegic! Well, if you have some transporation, a roof over your head, clothing, some food, however little it may seem to you, that is far, far more than most people on this sad, old earth have got--and isn't that reason to be grateful to God who provides all these good things for you? If you had to produce this yourself from scratch--well, that is clearly impossible. Nobody can produce all the necessities of life by his or her own efforts--they are gifts of grace and mercy. But God has promised every child of His will not go without them.
I think I know some minimal circumstances in my own life, experienced even in the rich country of America. I lived in a rat-infested berry shack until I was nine, and had to sleep under leaky roofs, with our central heating being a wood stove, and no bathroom and hot water to wash in, and food was scarce in a family of eight kids and a parent earning mininum wage for a lot of hard work, and we cut the banana, if we had one, eight ways! After I was nine, we moved to a regular house, but the income didn't change much, and we still had to slice that banana 8 ways. A wicked stepfather who ran up huge bills buying old cars that weren't worth what he paid for them and impoverished us further, who never worked but lived off my mother and us--that didn't help us get ahead in life. As kids we "picked up" seasonal work in the fields, working most of the spring picking berries, berries, berries until the vines quit producing, so we could cash in our punched berry tickets for a set of new school clothes and new shoes, but those were the only clothes and shoes we got--they had to last the school term! We didn't earn enough for any other expenses--so we just had to go without the things and activities and amusements such as movies that other kids around us enjoyed. I mowed a number of lawns after school, but I only got paid a couple dollars for hard push mowing on those big lawns, and so it didn't begin to pay for the things the other kids enjoyed, because their parents could afford to give them big allowances. My older brothers and sister were popular in school and much better at finding jobs than the younger, more insecure ones in my family, which included myself. They earned on their jobs after school enough money for clothes and activities and even a car. My sister dated and got a car a boyfriend loaned her when he went into the service, so she didn't need to buy a car. The rest of us in the family never even dreamed of doing the same, and we didn't. Afirmative Action came on strong in union-dominated Washington State, and when I came of age to get work, I couldn't get any entry level jobs to earn money for school, because I wasn't the right color (black, I suppose ). So I persuaded my longsuffering mother to take out a bank loan, so I could go to college, and away I went to a good Christian school (it later turned flaming liberal and isn't half as good now as it was in the 1960s, but thinks it is!). Most of the time I had no food, and knew some real periods of outright starvation, since they didn't hand out food stamps then. Education was my only hope to get ahead. But that never panned out for me. I had no courage on my own, without a father and without brothers who would encourage me. I was fortunate an uncle had a landscaping firm, and he hired me, and I worked for him for some years, with Air Force service intervening. Afirmative Action saw to it I didn't get administration building college student jobs either, but I did work in the college cafeteria scrubbing pots and pans, and plus the Veterans Bill benefits I gained after serving in the Air Force for three years, I went to a state college with low tuition and squeaked through, helping myself out with a janitor job in the dorm to pay for my room rent of $40 a month.
After getting a B.A. and then a M.A. I still had to find work. But where, and what ? Teaching English was what I was trained to do, and I tried for years, but they always said I had no experience and they wanted people with prior experience--Affirmative Action again, no doubt.
Trying again over a period of years of turning up nothing in Washington State, I broke through the glass ceiling of Affirmative Action in Oregon of all states, which is even more liberal than Washington. But the Lord must have opened the door for me, as afterwards I heard that others were furious I was chosen over them, and they had really counted on getting it, since it was considered a plum. I got to teach English literature at a nice community college in Tillamook, and that is something you normally have a chance at only after you do hack composition and remedial English courses first for years. My first job teaching! It was glorious! I taught that course, then went on to teach at two more colleges, before I hanged up my shingle, as I found that the job is really too stressful for my temperament. But I loved the teaching evenso, and some of the students are unforgettable. It was a great privilege, and though the educational systems are pretty bad, the students are for the most part in community colleges there to learn, and that is exciting. Since leaving teaching, I went back to the only work I had besides landscaping, and that was security work. It is minimum wage work, but my sites have no stress to speak of, and I am my own supervisor 9pm-5 am on a night shift. That to me is wonderful, and though it is a constant struggle on the wage we get, I like the exercise of patrolling and the fresh air and even the wildlife including feral cats and rabbits I often see can be very interesting. It is also a pretty secure job, as in rough times economically the crooks are all the more active, and so the need for security goes up, not down.
But you say, telling about your life doesn't help me, I've got this big bill in front of me, and no money, or not enough money, to pay it. The rent is due, the power is shut off or going to be shut off, I won't have even heat and here it is winter, and the kids are crying for something to eat... well, you still have got God, don't you? Call on Him, see what God tells you to do, either wait or take some step of faith? God doesn't always send aid packages of blessings down like a drop of emergency supplies from a helicopter. He may ask you to do something. Or he may just say, "Wait and trust, beloved!" Whatever he says, do it. It may seem crazy to your thinking, but if God says it, do it! He will make a way where there seems to be no way. He can split the bare rock and send forth a stream of provision to you. Read the Bible account of how Elijah had run out of provision. The stream where he was, during a terrible drought in Israel, had run dry. The wild ravens by God's direction had brought him food too, but now God told him to travel north, and see a certain poor widow (widows are poor, so this must have seemed a crazy thing to ask a prophet to do! ). But Elijah obeyed God. He went to the poor widow for food, though she was as bad off as anyone could be at that time in that society. in fact, this widow was about to starve to death, and had a young son to care for too. Was she grateful? We cannot say. But we know she was obedient to God, and that is enough for God. For Elijah asked her to make a meal for him out of the last food she had on hand, and she did what the prophet asked, offering to God all she had left. She might have starved to death after that, and perhaps she expected that fate, but God saw this act of obedience and he could not help but respond with a great miracle. God rewarded her, with provisions for the whole remainder of the famine, while her neighbors still trusting in their false gods perished from starvation. God may ask that of you and me, in desperate circumstances, to do the crazy thing, trust God regardless of how bad our circumstances look. "Trust and obey " goes the old, sweet Gospel song, and it is so true. But even better, let us trust, obey, and give thanks, even when it seems we are going to get nothing from God. That will be very pleasing to Him. For such a grateful person, in the midst of distress and want, won't Almighty God pour out his richest blessings? Surely, if the Bible is true, he will! The Bible tells us of many people who were in desperate circumstances, but they just didn't depend on their own strength or ability or the help of neighbors and family, they called out to God, and God came through for them, proving that his promises are always true, no matter how bleak it may look to us in the present circumstances.
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The Lying Left in America, many of whom, like Congressional Democrat Rep. McDermott of Washington State, were in Saddam's pay, used him to undercut and discredit the Bush presidencies, but Saddam Hussein's record is clear enough, he was a mad dictator akin to Hitler and Stalin and aimed every bit as much as they to dominate and enslave the world. This book by Georges Sada, an Air Vice Marshal, or 2-star Iraqi Air Force General, gives the most chilling and incredible account you could possibly find on Saddamm Hussein. It is an insider's account, not a commentator's. Sada worked for Hussein, as a loyal Air Force officer and career jet pilot and training officer in the various air academies. He was a chief expert on aircraft and weaponry and pilot training for Iraq for many years. Saddam used him and let him live as long as he told him the truth--something he knew few if any of his other officers dared to do. Even Saddam, Sada says, needed to hear the truth now and then, though he was mostly impelled to do whatever he wanted, no matter the cost or damage to others. Sada's testimony apparently stopped Saddam's chemical-warheaded attack on Israel, and he used only the missiles instead in the first Gulf War. But he had WMD's, Sada shows us. He was nobody's patsy and so he shipped them out in 2003, just before the U.S. and Coalition forces charged into Iraq soon after Saddam's conquest and rape of Kuwait. Saddam was a threat to not only to Israel, but to the whole world. And God used the Bushes to stop and finally put him out of commission completely. This story is a must for any Christian and conservative who wants the truth on Saddam Hussain. Georges Sada is an Assyrian Christian, which means he comes from the original people of Iraq (which was ancient Babylonia and Assyria), and therefore his people predate the Arabs and Muslims by 7 centuries and even a millennium! This is as good as it can get--hearing from Sada. Our liberal media are both ignorant and deceivers--and cannot be trusted. But this is a trustworthy account, which is the reason Washington has turned a blind ear to it. They don't want the truth in Washington, it would change all their politics overnight, if they followed the truth, rather than their own selfish, corrupt, power-crazy agendas.
The "Secrets"? Here are just a few:
1. Top UN officials, the son of the UN Secretary General among them who was a close friend of Saddam Hussein's sons, were involved in the Oil for Food scam, siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollar. The program was designed, ostensively, to stop Saddam from using petrodollars for military and weapons. How did it go wrong? Saddam sold to the UN workers and officials a credit for a barrel of oil for $4 and they resold it for many times that, making it worth their while to help him divert the oil in this way to earn billions for his own private fortune as well as build up his military and weapons systems. The Iraqi people did not get the food they were supposed to get from this UN program--they got starvation, disease, malnutrition, horrific infant and early childhood mortality rates. Iraqi oil was shipped to Iran, which "laundered the dirty oil" for sale abroad as it was then marked "Iranian oil" despite the fact monitoring specialists and inspectors from the UN could still identify it as Iraqi (they were bribed and paid off to look the other way). Saddam was never strapped for cash, consequently. He built 64 palaces, many of them during the time of the worst sanctions after the 2nd Gulf War. His personal fortune was reckoned at 30 billion. He had almost unlimited money to buy weapons and help terrorist regimes and bribe Western and American diplomats, Media, and government officials.
2. Two-termer Democrat President Bill Clinton was perceived in the Muslim world as a spineless coward and America a paper tiger, as he never fought back after our embassies, ships, and military were viciously attacked by Muslims all over the world. 9/ll was the direct result of Clinton's malfeasance, cowardice and ineptitude at the helm, for the Muslims pulled out all stops, totally unafraid of America thanks to his policies of appeasement and cowardice. He wasn't just sleeping on the job, he was "sleeping around " on the job, as the whole world knows.
3. Muslim Arabs are not indigenous to Iraq, they are relative newcomers in most of the nations of the Middle East and North Africa. Thousands of years of high civilization transpired before Mohammed was a gleam in his father's eye. Once he was assured he was a prophet and had a god named Allah firmly in his grasp, along with a holy book to justify his activities, he and his followers rode forth conquering their neighbors in the 7th century. His neighbors included what is now Iraq, which had already experienced seven centuries of a flourishing Christian civilization (which had continued even under the fire-worshipping Zoroastrian religion of the Sassanian Persians who ruled most of the Middle East south of the Byzantine Empire. Among the many Christian peoples of the area were the Assyrians, who did not leave regardless who ruled over them. It is the Assyrian Christians who are indigenous, Iraq's original people, as the Indians are indigenous in America. Before they became Christians, they lived two thousand years or more before that in Iraq (Ancient Babylonia and Assyria), and you can't get more indigenous than that. They furnished the soldiers for the Assyrian kings, for the Babylonian kings, and for the Persian kings, and even fought against Alexander when he came to conquer the Persians. Fighters, indeed! But when the Gospel came, the Assyrians were tamed, and they became God's sheep, though they were still able to provide good, strong, brave soldiers for the Muslim Arab rulers of Iraq, as Georges Sada can testify.
4. Secret: George Bush Senior and George Bush Junior did not understand the Middle East and displayed almost total ignorance in a number of critical decisions of war strategy. If you can be "tone deaf, why not "culture deaf ? " They were culture deaf to an extreme.
Though he had soundly defeated Saddam in the 1st Gulf War, President George Bush I seemed to have forgotten he was Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces, and as a globalist career diplomat put the interests of world diplomacy over our own national security when he chose not to remove Saddam Hussein from power, citing no authority to do so according to the arrangement with the United Nations. This was most astonishing to the Middle Eastern countries! Saddam himself was overjoyed and jubilant even in the midst of his defeat. He immediately declared himself the victor of the war, since he was still in power, and the circumstances were visibly in his favor. The U.S. spent 80 billion, and Saddam was still on the throne (one of dozens) in Baghdad, thumbing his nose at President Bush and the United Nations and George Bush! What a spectacle! To this day the senior George Bush excuses himself (and has others make excuses for him too) for the most incredible incompetence and lack of foresight (you would have thought a CIA director would have foresight, but he lacked it to a phenomenal degree). If you fight a war, fight to win, and that includes removing the enemy leader, does it not? Oh, not in George Bush Sr's book--but he was a career administrator in the CIA and served in Congress, he did not come out of the military. His son came out of the military, and years later finished the job by removing Saddam from power, bringing him to trial, and Saddam was executed. By then it was too late. Saddam had massacred hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, who had risen up against his regime at the time of the 1st Gulf War, and who now had no support from America, which pulled out the troops immediately after the defeat of Saddam's military. Saddam was left free to massacre the innocent and freedom-loving Marsh Arabs in the south part of Iraq, and to continue his military build-up. Because of Pres. George Bush Sr's failure to remove Saddam the first time he had the chance, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis lost their lives. There are pits all over Iraq today filled with the bones of Kurds, Marsh Arabs, Iraqi freedom fighters and ordinary citizens, many thousands of them little children. The huge system of torture and death chambers he ran "processed" women and children by the untold thousands, for Saddam tried to wipe out whole communities and tribes he thought were a threat to his power. The things he did to human beings cannot be told here. And the Left is outraged by "waterboarding" at Gitmo? What hypocrisy and deceit is this! And they refuse to try enemy combatants as enemy combatants, giving them all the rights of counsel (paid by U.S. tax dollars) and a civil court trial as if they are as good as U.S. citizens? They deserve nothing more than tribunals, at best. Obama is guilty of deceit, as he is now using drones in Pakistan to kill Muslim terrorists, so they can't be brought to trial. What good is that? We are thus deprived of all the invaluable information these terrorists might have given us, to stop all kinds of future attacks they are no doubt plotting and connected with. Getting such information is vital to the success of the war, and depriving ourselves voluntarily is suicidal. We cannot win if we shut off our best source of information, the terrorists themselves, either by putting them in our civil court system for trial or by killing them outright with drones in Pakistan or Yemen or wherever else these rats are training for attacks on America.
As for George Bush Jr., his ignorance of Iraq and the Middle East played into the hands of his enemies. He militarily defeated Saddam and held him for trial by Iraqi courts, but he could not make peace with an army, and so despite Georges Sada's advice to the U.S. military governors, a power vacuum developed, the cities were vast urban jungles in which terrorists could thrive--and did thrive. Donald Rumsfeld (his middle name ought to be "Duck"), Secretary of the Defense Department under Bush II, was just as ignorant. I am not impressed by his "giant intellect." He had tunnel vision. He thought in terms of a small, specialist army that could be deployed from major bases on limited objective missions, then returned to the secure base. This did not work from the start. There was no secure place in Iraq if you did not secure the cities with Iraqi police and security forces. But Bush and Rumsfeld refused to employ the defeated army forces, and these men were unemployed, impoverished, hungry. They were also armed, for they had all the war materials they could want, given them from the warehouses when the war was over. Bush II and Rumsfeld also refused to use the Baathist party administrators, as they had supported Saddam as his political party. All during this time, I recall how utterly frustrating it was to watch Iraq's security deteriorate while the bungling team of Rumsfeld and Bush continued the same policies which were clearly failing, month after month after month.
So they deliberately created another dangerous vacuum, this time in Iraqi leadership, as they had no local Iraqi administrators in any number to draw from for an interim Iraqi government and local administrations and no military police or civil police either--and the teeming cities containing millions of people were consequently wide open for terrorists to exploit as bases. When the bombings of our bases, barracks, military checkpoints, and Iraqi police hqtrs, along with the blowing up of Humvees full of our brave troops, escalated daily, Conservatives, studiously ignored by George Bush while he courted his enemies on the Left, drummed the airwaves for a change, and with the leftist Democrats already calling his war in Iraq a failure and a mistake from the start, he was forced to let Rumsfeld go and let General Petraeus take over the re-organization of the U.S. and Coalition's efforts in Iraq. Petraeus understood the Middle Eastern cultures. He soon turned things around, getting the Iraqi tribes and factions to work together more and eventually turn against the foreign Arab terrorists in their communities.
The U.S. body counts in the liberal press have gone down dramatically, and though bombings continue, they have not prevented Iraq from being stabilized and democratized by Iraqi citizens. Iraqis see this, General Georges Sada says in the book, and they are thankful for the war that removed Saddam and the Baathist party and their despotism and bloody regime of many decades.
3. The WMDs were real threats, are real threats, and will continue to be real threats. Syria is the prime site for the storage of Saddam's WMDs. Iran may have some too. Lesser amounts may be in the hands of Hamas and Hizbollah and Fatah for use against Israel at a time they decide is best to pull a surprise, coordinated attack.
[Sidney Krauthammer, Syndicated Columnist for the Seattle Time, April 17, 2010, A13: "A timely reminder: Syria has just been discovered transferring lethal Scud missiles to Hezbollah, the Middle East's most powerful nonstate terrorist force. This is the same Syria that was secretly building a North Korean-designed nuclear reactor until the Israeli air force destroyed the facility three years ago." And couldn't these Scud missiles be fitted with Saddam Hussein's biological and chemical warheads? That could be the reason these Scuds are being turned over to Hizbollah by the Iranians, for use with the biological and chemical weapons stockpiled in Syria by Saddam Hussein.--Ed.]
Saddam Hussein deployed biological and chemical weapons from aircraft against Kurdish towns and villages, killing thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Kurds. He also used his WMDs against the Marsh Arabs at the mouth of the Euphrates and Tigris rivers, trying to exterminate them all by eradicating and poisoning their marsh habitats. He had chemical weapons ready to deploy against Israel in the 1st Gulf War, but decided not to use them, after receiving a report from Gen. Georges Sada about the severely capability of his own Soviet-made aircraft. The Israelis would sight his incoming fighter planes (which had Soviet radar scanners that were greatly inferior to the state of the art radar of the Israelis') loaded with chemical weapons and shoot them down, Sada informed him. It would be a turkey shoot. Long before the Iraqi planes detected the Israelis, they would be sighted at the border and shot down! They would not even see the enemy before they were blasted from the skies, with the toxic payloads scattering on the people of Lebanon and Syria. Secondly, if only one or two Iraqi planes got through and cross the border and released its chemical weapons, Israel would most certainly unleash its nuclear weapons on Iraq, for they had missiles targeted for Iraqi's three main cities, Mosul, Baghdad, and Basra. They might even vaporize a number more cities and towns, leaving Iraq a radioactive wilderness. Faced with the fact that most all his planes would be shot down and not even get to cross the Israeli border, and that the price of one or two getting through by some fluke would be the nuking of his capital and main cities at the very least, Saddam called it off. Perhaps he realized it wasn't worth it.
As for his nuclear plants, he had one at Osarik, which the Israelis destroyed with their bombers with a preemptive strike. He made strenuous efforts to buy nuclear warheads from China, according to Sada. In time he could have obtained nuclear suitcase bombs for use against America and the West and Israel. He was, as Georges Sada knew very well, capable of inflicting mass destruction anywhere he chose, by whatever means he had (biological, chemical, and nuclear) and did not care if Iraq itself was destroyed in the process, for if he was to die, he made it abundantly clear, he didn't care what happened to Iraq (this was the same attitude Hitler had, i. e., "The German ( Iraqi ) people failed me, so let Germany ( Iraq ) be destroyed! ").
These are just three of the politically incorrect "Secrets" we the people aren't supposed to know. The book has many more! You will probably find out everything you ever wondered about the Gulf Wars and the maladministration of the two Bushes and also the failure of the Europe and the West to contain Saddam and deal with him properly and timely (they hate American "unilateralism " yet shirked their own responsibilities time and again! ). Have any lessons been learned from this? The lessons are in this wonderful book, if our government leaders and officials would read it instead of continue to ignore it. It is then up to ordinary American people as ourselves to learn the facts and to make them known however we can to the world. If we love America, love freedom, love the liberties that God gave us so abundantly in this country, and want other people in the world to share in these blessings too, then we must not be silent about this book and what Gen. Georges Sada sacrificed so much to make known to us and the world.
Imagine, letting a carload of terrorists go free after they were caught by Gen. Sada's own Assyrian Christian bodyguards plotting to blow him up with his family in his own house! That is what Georges Sada was told by Jesus to do, when he prayed before he was to turn the terrorists over to the Iraqi authorities to be hung.
Did it work? Two years later, the young men have shaved their beards off, dress nicely, and study at school to become doctors and other professionals that the new Iraq needs to rebuild from the ravages of Saddam's many years in power.
Friends told Sada this was most foolish of him, that the young men would return to finish the job. Sada replies that he would do it anyway even if it cost his life, because it was the right thing to do. That is how unacademic Georges Sada is about doing what is right. HE LIVES WHAT HE PREACHES AND LETS GOD TAKE CARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES! This is the message that is transforming Iraq. They see in Iraq that the Christian faith has the answer to the intertribal and sectarian rivalry and fighting that infects and poisons and tears Iraqi society apart, generation after generation. No other message can offer a true alternative to Iraq or any other country in the Middle East. We can no longer think we in America live on an island nothing can touch, and the rest of the world beyond our coasts is not going to affect us in any significant way if we ignore it. That insular view will kill us if we let it. The world is now made small by technology, air travel, a globalized economy, and electronic communications. What happens in the Middle East impacts us all powerfully, right at the gas pump and at the business where we work or cannot find work and in Congress and the bills that they pass. If there is peace in the Middle East, we all stand to gain. A Middle East in turmoil, will drag down the whole world. It cannot be peace enforced at any price, nor at the price of truth and human values. Israel cannot be sacrificed so that the oil pipelines to the West will not be shut off by the Arab suppliers. It is all one cloth, granted with many threads and patterns. Take out one thread, the whole tapestry will collapse. There must be mutual respect, understanding, and even trust. The Christian faith can lead the way to reconciliation and peace. Georges Sada found that it works, that Christianity truly is the way of peace for all people. And Jesus truly is the Prince of Peace. Politics, force, superior weapons, massive armies--they cannot achieve peace, though they may be needed to protect borders and keep any possible enemy from exploiting weakness within them. Peace treaties, UN sanctions, Oslo Accords--they will never achieve peace in the Middle East and the world, unless you have Christ, the Prince of Peace, shown to the world's combatants in a real, down-to-earth way. Gen. Georges Sada showed what a Christian is like, and how a true Christian acts, in the most challenging encounters with perhaps the most bloodlthirsty dictator in the world. We can all learn a lot from what he did and what he saw happen, when he trusted himself to the Lord and obeyed whatever the Lord told him to do and say in those life and death encounters.
"'The Forgotten Refugees' is an essential corrective to the false impression that only the Arabs of Palestine suffered as a consequence of Israel's War of Independence. The reality is that entire Jewish communities, in some instances predating not only Islam but Christianity, were destroyed with innocent Jeew scattered across the world. This dramatic story is vividly recalled in rare documentary footage and in the personal accounts of those who endured this trauma but succeeded in rebuilding their lives in Israel and elsewhere. "-- Professor S. Ilan Troen, Stoll Family Chair in Israel Studies, Brandeis University, Editor, Israel Studies
David M. Levy's, "The Tabernacle: Shadows of the Messiah," is available for only $14.95. The poster's price is $4 and measures 18 inches by 30 inches and is printed on heavy stock suitable for framing. Wonderfully illustrated and authentic in every detail, showing even the Shekinah Glory blazing out of the Holy of Holies through the Tabernacle roof. Go to Friends of Israel website, or write to: The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, P.O. Box 908, Bellmawr, NJ 08099.
The chapter about the Veil of the Tabernacle and Temple is especially beautiful and meaningful. I learned new things about the Veil, which I am sure you will benefit from too. For that reason I plan to excerpt this section, so that you will be sure to get a taste of this book, if you weren't inspired enough by my previous words to look into it. You need to! It is a rare experience, and will reward you beyond anything I can say about it.
From the book, "The Veil" excerpt. Please go to:
"Presidente" Obama, you went to the world abroad and said America is not a Christian nation. You are proven a shameless liar!
And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen."
AT A TIME
It is clear from the signs that we have only a short time before the Antit-Christ emerges. But he will be democratically lifted to power, Arno Froese declares. That sounds like Western society and also America to me. We will be electing the Anti-Christ, if we are not raptured soon! Most Christians are so compromised with the world and so deluded by the Emergent Church movement and outright Apostasy in the churches that they will not have a clew, and will help elect the Anti-Christ, just as evangelical Lutheran church people in Germany voted for Adolf Hitler, thinking he was the answer to German's economic and social problems.
This message as I have given it so far isn't the Gospel, but it is a warning we should heed, for it perfectly describes the situations we see right now in our world, that are shaping up to produce the Anti-Christ. Now is the day of salvation, now is the time to turn to Christ for salvation, before the Anti-Christ comes. How about you, friend? Have you made your decision? Is it Christ, or are you going to take your chances with the world and its coming satanic ruler, the Anti-Christ? He will seem like Obama appeared to his masses of duped followers, a Messiah-type, who has the answers to every need and problem. But he will end by destroying the world, causing the deaths of most of the people on earth! That is his answer to the world's need, his contribution to world peace. But Christ will defeat him and then come to be the Prince of Peace, the King of kings and Lord of lords that will turn this world into a paradise once again. If you don't want the Lord, you can have the Anti-Christ, friend, who will destroy you once his true aims are exposed. But I will take Christ!
"The Dogwood Tree Legend," retold by
Pearl A. Ginther, mother to the founder of the Emmaus Walk School of the Bible
Buy Ford. Ford refused government bailout funds (our tax money!). We know that Henry Ford was a peacenik of epic proportions, even getting up a "Peace Ship" full of peaceniks. If I remember rightly, this ship of well-intentioned fools was sailing on the high seas for the cause of international peace when World World War II (or atleast the Nazi blitzkrieg inflicted on Poland in 1939) broke out. A very active and imaginative man like Ford with too much money on his hands and a lot of friends who weren't led by the Spirit of God can be forgiven this unscriptural plan to end all war and usher in World Peace. They should have known that only Jesus, the Prince of Peace, will bring World Peace, true World Peace. That period of World Peace is called the Millennial Reign of Christ. The Bible describes it in the book of Revelation. They had the Bible the same as we do, but they thought they might pull it off without Jesus being physically present, before the Second Coming. Well, they failed, absymally. And so has every other peace brainstorm man has ever had. Those peace signs that the Left like to wear and parade around, if there is no cross there (and there isn't a cross, they are vain and futile--worthless. There is no true and lasting peace without Christ. Man will never establish peace on this earth. The so-called Pax Romana was actually riddled with endless struggles and wars and civil wars, as various claimants fought for the imperial throne. Countless battles with barbarians also occurred. Some peace that was! It was a peace of a sorts, enforced by the brute force of the Roman military, but within the Roman Empire there were innumerable struggles and wars from its founding under Caesar Augustus to the last so-called emperor who wore the crown, Romulus Augustulus.
Peace aside, and Henry Ford's craziness aside, he made an excellent car! And they still do! And it is American, another plus.
These leaders and nations are absolutely mad, crazy, looney, brain-dead, delusional, and plain stupid! Imagine how heaven is laughing at these overstuffed egos, as they concoct new conferences and schemes to control what is totally out of their control, since they would have to be Almighty God to carry out such plans. And that is the basic problem with them, they do think they are God. THEY ARE GODS, IF YOU LISTEN TO WHAT THEY SAY, THEY ARE CLAIMING DIVINE POWERS. They have abandoned God, but substituted themselves as the pitiful replacement. The Scandinavian countries are themselves culpable, for they are in the forefront of climate control and reduction of human-made carbon emissions in order to "SAVE THE PLANET FROM EXTINCTION." It is ironic that a volcano opens up under their back porch in Iceland and shows them up to be utter fools who cannot do a single thing to stop the emission of greenhouse gases from it! These countries' leaders are absolutely insane, lunatics! They are pathetic to the nth degree. Yet they parade around in their fancy clothes before the cameras as if they know what they are doing, and talk like they alone can save the planet, when it doesn't need saving by them in the least, for God is in full control. I am heartily ashamed, sickened, by my Scandinavian relatives in Norway, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and Finland. They used to disply more common sense, but this shows they have lost it altogether after they abandoned God. The Bible is right about them and all like them, for it says "The fool says there is no God."
Beneath the waters so cold and deep
A once great ship has gone to sleep.
No stewards, no crew, no Countess of Rothe,
Their lives fill the dustbin that conquered the Goth.
Refrain: Lullaby, Lullaby, rest thy soul, child,
Till you die;
The wheat and tares together lie.
Fins fan the rust of staterooms’ dark decay,
Their gold and jewels in Time’s hand slip away.
No ship horn blast, no thundering steam,
A ghost lies in pieces—a gray, silent dream.
So sleep on, Titanic, your unreaped souls
Await the great Trumpet and the wrath of Bowls.
Your voices were stilled when you drank the last wave.
An Astor beds with stokers, a reverend with the knave.
The city shyster turned the bed
The village matriarch was laid—-
The Rubaiyat of Khayyim with Grey’s pure, milk-white maid.
So sleep on, gray Dreamer, until the last Trump,
And the angels cast doom on the earth’s blasted stump.
So sleep on, Titanic, your unreaped souls
Await the great Trumpet and the wrath of Bowls.
Your voices were stilled when you drank the last wave.
An Astor beds with stokers, a reverend with the knave.
The city shyster turned the bed
The village matriarch was laid—-
The Rubaiyat of Khayyim with Grey’s pure, milk-white maid.
So sleep on, gray Dreamer, until the last Trump,
And the angels cast doom on the earth’s blasted stump.
There is also the article of a Jewish writer cited, that tells of Lincoln's love for Jerusalem, and his desire to travel there, expressed to his wife. David R. Barnhart's blog features the Lincoln article and the link to it.
As for conferences, with their celeb key speakers, all paid something rather helfty, what real good are they? They cost more than they produce, spiritually. That is easy to prove. Think of all the money it takes to get to such a conference if it is not in your state. Many people fly to them, across country! Then they have to take time out from work, many of them. Somebody has to pay for that lost time at work. They pay an entrance fee too. Then there is the cost of room and board. With no exception these events are held at 4 or 5-star resorts or hotels or the biggest, most expensive arenas and domes. The food is pricey and so are the accommodations at the hotels. Everything has to be First Class, with Deluxe added, for King's Kids, right? Ja, you betcha! Now just total up those items--transportation to and from the conference, conference fee, hotel, meals, transporation in town, and various other expenses such as books or CDs and DVDs you might buy, and maybe add some contributions to various speakers' ministries--well, you get the idea! The conference fee is but a drop in the bucket compared to all your other expenses. And the Kingdom of God is probably out all that and more, since you might as well subtract the total bill from anything you could have given to God and His work. If you are conscientious, and pay over and above that amount as though you hadn't taken that conference, well, that is a different matter, but chances are you will be strapped for cash afterwards, and have to save up or even pay off credit cards you used while doing this conference. Add all these conferences together with all the expenses people have to pay to attend them, and it must cost Christians in the multiple millions. Meanwhile, ministries that supply Bibles to the Third World, disaster relief, orphans, widows, evangelism, the preaching of the Gospel, crusades--they get the short end of the stick. This needs to change. But you won't see the keynote speakers calling for the change. It has to be people like you and me. We are the ones that are the whistleblowers, not those who profit from the system that is draining off tens of millions and probably hundreds of millions from the Lord's work. Yes, conferences could be of spriritual benefit to some people, but why couldn't they get the same thing from just going to websites of ministries and reading books or even reading their Bible and studying it. Clearly, these conferences are not really necessary, they are a luxury, a frill. Only a rich society can afford these conferences, the way they are being conducted. But how long will God permit us to throw money away like this. It cannot be much longer.
"As swell agnat seek to drink in the ocean, as a finite creature to comprehend the Eternal God."
"I am certain that I never did grow in grace one-half as much anywhere as I have upon the bed of pain."
"There is dust enough on some of your Bibles to write 'damnation' with your fingers."
"Do you think to come to Jesus up the ladder of knowledge? Come down, sir; you will meet him at the foot."
On Acts 26:28: "Almost persuaded to be a Christian is like the man who was almost pardoned, but he was hanged; like the man who was almost rescued, but he was burned in the house. A man that is almost saved is damned."
"The most useful members of a church are usually those who would be doing harm if they were not doing good."
"The preaching of Christ is the whip that flogs the Devil. The preaching of Christ is the thunderbolt, the sound of which makes all hell shake."
"A sermon wept over is more acceptable with God than one gloried over."
"I would rather lay my soul asoak in half a dozen verses [of the Bible] all day than rinse my hand in several chapters."
what they've done for others,
they'll do for you..."--Sorry to the late great Stuart Hamblen
"Looking at the mural behind Saddam's throne--nuclear missiles flying towards America--could it be any clearer that Saddam was a threat that needed to be removed?"--Hiram Lewis, U.S. Army in Iraq
As I recall General Sada's testimony from an interview on TV, speaking as a son of an ancient Assyrian and Christian from a community that predates the Arabs and Islam by 700 years if you just count the Christian era, Sada alone had the courage and integrity to tell the dictator the unpalatable truth to his face when he asked his opinion concerning his plan to bombard and wipe out Israel with missiles carrying chemical warheads. Nobody else would tell him the truth, whether this was going to be an all-out success or not. He had to suspect that unanimity in the staff and military boards was because they all lied to him, fearing for their lives. But were they correct, if they feared to tell him the truth when it contradicted his intentions? Saddam Hussein was not an utter fool who believes people who are under his power and who fear for their lives if they ever once cross him. He couldn't have seized control of an entire nation without a massive amount of cunning and ambition and ego drive. No, he had all that in his portfolio plus enough Hitlerian bloodthirstiness to make him a threat not only to everyone in the Middle East but the entire world. This monster of a man knew, however, nobody's testimony under duress could be trusted, and so he needed one man to tell him the truth, so he spared General Sada's life after he told Saddam it was a foolhardy venture, bound to unleash Israel's nuclear arsenal against all of Iraq's cities. Saddam, hearing this, was stopped in his tracks, and he ordered the chemical warheads removed, though he had some of the missiles fired into Israel. This was remarkable, sparing Sada's life, since he spared no one else's who dared to contradict him. He did not shrink from killing his own family members. He killed them whenever they opposed him, and he even shot dead top government leaders with his own gun at point-blank range who crossed him in any way. Another time he called his top leaders in government, then selectively decimated their number by hauling them out and summarily executing them without trial. [This was described by a man who was present in the gathering but escaped being called out, depicted in a harrowing news program I watched.--Ed.]
Air Vice Marshal (General) Sada tried to tell our U.S. Government and President Bush the truth about Saddam Hussain's WPM's, but the politically correct, RHINO mindset that infected and hamstrung all top levels of the government and the Presidency and White House prevented them from believing it or taking advantage of it politically against their increasingly hostile and aggressive liberal critics in the media and in Congress. The Bush administration bent over backwards to its critics and went with the utterly stupid CIA reports--which are so blind-sided, they are a total farce in espionage. Imagine how much Saddam Hussein was laughing when he heard about those reports, which President Bush gulped down without a question, reporting afterwards to the the nation that he had been misled and mistaken about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction.
[President Bush, wherever you are! Why can't you listen to an Assryian Christian general when he tells you the truth? Did he get anything beyond his own life when he told the truth to his former commander, Saddam Hussein? He has no agenda, he simply is an honest man, telling us exactly what he saw and experienced when he was in Saddam's own regime, serving his country loyally but not at the expense of the truth.]
But Washington, even the White House, was so fearful and infected with liberalism by President Bush's time that they could not recognize an honest man of integrity when they saw one standing up before them, testifying at the risk of his own life that Saddam Hussein indeed had weapons of mass destruction, chemical and probably biological weapons too hidden away, then flown on top secret jet flights to storage sites in Syria and apparently also Iran. Well, we have not heard the last of this, as those weapons are still in those places, able to be used and deployed against Israel and the West. No doubt Israel knows exactly where they are, and they will strike to eliminate them, as they must do this or forever have this sword of Damocles hanging over their heads.
[President Bush, whether you ever see this or not, you will find out someday you are most remiss--that you cannot recognize a true testimony from a false one, and even if you did recognize the truth, you obviously do not have the courage and integrity to make it public. No, you bowed once again to the liberal left, where a lot of your sympathies secretly lie. Your father is the same as you are, and he approved of what you do, though it ran contrary to the interests of the national security of America (and I am not even going to go into your abysmal defense of the U.S.'s southern borders!). Now, largely thanks to you and your father, we have a socialist and even Marxist, anti-American president who cares nothing for America and its national security, and is compromising our country every chance he gets, exposing us to attack by all our enemies. You will have to bear a large part of the responsibility for this!--Ed.]
"What will persuade them? The most convincing argument will be your life--showing by the way you act and live that Jesus Christ has truly changed you from within. Jesus said, 'let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven' (Matthew 5:16). This means not only that you stay out of trouble in the future, but that your life begins to demonstrate the love and purity of Christ. 'You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self...and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness' (Ephesians 4:22,24).
"Avoid places and people who will try to turn you away from Christ. Instead, get in a church where Christ is preached and where you can grow in your relationship with Christ. Then pray for your family. In God's time they will come to see the change in your life and receive you back--and perhaps come to Christ themselves."
A good case in point of late for Unconstitutional meddlings in the lives of private U.S. Citizens is the U.S. Census Bureau, which has sent a census form to you to fill out by this time, asking you to fill out who and the number of "who's" are living in living under a particular roof at your address. This question is fair and legitimate, but after reading it I am convinced it is not an innocent census after all, it has real teeth, a shark-like, sinister agenda lurking beneath the surface. How do I know this? Simple! It asks an unconstitutional thing that government, particularly the U.S. Government, has no right or Constitutional right to ask you and me. I cannot rephrase or stress the constitutional issue enough. It is asking what RACE you and I are and to declare it on the census form. This seems innocent, but on a census form how can it do this? I can volunteer such information, but this Census Form makes it plain that I better comply, using the threat of a fine or worse, if I balk.
Constitutionally, this cannot be asked, or if it is asked, we should not give them the answer, for it is NONE OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT'S BUSINESS! The Constitution of the United States, as written and amended, is color blind. It is not a case of "supposed to be color blind," or even "maybe color blind," it is color blind! It recognizes no color of citizen. It recognizes no race of American citizen. It only recognizes the citizen as American, born in the United States, and guarantees his or her inalienable rights endowed to him and her by the Creator. That is what it says, along with the Bill of Rights and the Amendments to the Constitution. A Color Blind, Non-Racist Constitution is what we have right from it was voted on and ratified by all the states of the Union! That is the document we have, and can claim as our heritage and our guiding document for this nation and its laws governing all of us. No legislature and no Federal Government in Washington is above the Constitution and Bill of Rights, nor is any judge in any court you name above the Constitution. The courts may decide constitutionality of laws and bills passed by state legislatures and the Congress, and the Supreme Court can even overturn decisions by lower courts, but the Constitution is above every established government and court--they are ALL bound by it. They all are issued or denied authority by it, they are all bound to uphold it and not go beyond it in any way. This is called the rule of law. Anything less is authoritarianism, force, and imposition of unlawful power over us the American people.
The U.S. Census of 2010 goes beyond the Constitution, plainly, shamelessly, trying to find out your race and my race so it can apportion social service benefits, free health care, amnesty for illegals, lollipops and freebies of all kind, etc. to the particular groups and races the Democrat Party has targeted to enlist in its eternal support. The White House is part and parcel of this unconstitutional scheme.
I do like what Russ Limbaugh has suggested, that where the blank on the Census form says "Other", check that when it asks for race, and write "AMERICAN" in block letters below. It is suggested you check or enter any race or ethnicity, which is not constitutional for the Census Bureau to ask or demand. But check "Other" then write "AMERICAN" as to what you are as a race. "AMERICAN" is the only race the U.S. Constitution recognizes and accepts and legitimizes for true U.S. Citizens. "AMERICAN" is the only "color" our color blind U.S. Constitution recognizes. No race, no color, no creed, can be put down and still be Constitutional. I followed Russ's excellent suggestion gladly, as I have chosen to stand on the Constitution and the rights it has delineated, which my Creator God has originally bequeathed me, as no man created them, no government has given them to me. What a government gives, it can and will take away sooner or later! Remember the slice of government-issue bread--you take a little bite of it, and it will take a big bite of you! So, Citizen, stand on your Constitution as the bedrock of your freedoms, stand up for them now, or they (the Orkish foes of our rights and freedoms under the Constitution and our Creator) will enslave you under Saruman's banner, as surely as Happy Donuts opens its doors at 5:30 a.m. and the Golden Arches shine all night.
On this issue and many others today, our Christianity's "rubber" hits the road, does it not? We have been forced into a corner by this Census, and we must declare for the truth we know of the Bible and the Bible. It cannot be avoided, this test of our convictions.
Psalm 20 is but one of many great, comforting psalms for us to read and take to heart in this distressing time. David, who composed many of them on the run from his enemy, King Saul-- who had become a tyrant and was actively using all the powers of state to find, subdue, imprison and execute the innocent David for doing absolutely nothing against him. God Almighty will fight for us against these unjust, relentless forces of tyranny, darkness, and destruction that have seized control or our once free nation at the very top and are now trying to divide us racially so they can continue their objective of dividing Americans up into government-dependent, and therefore controllable minorities.
May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; may the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
May He send you help; from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion.
May he remember all your offerings, and accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah.
May He grant you according to your heart's desire, and fulfill all your purpose.
We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.
Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.
Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.
They have bowed down and fallen, but we have risen and STAND UPRIGHT [our emphasis--Ed].
Save, Lord! May the King answer us when we call."
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Jesus Christ first, and all the rest, starting with ourselves, will fall into line.