Friend, are you unable to read the Bible, that is, make sense of it? Or do some parts make sense, but others, such as Leviticus or Revelation or Romans seem totally bewildering? Are you desiring to go deeper, or reach a higher ground, spiritually, but your difficulty in comprehending scripture is holding you back? It may well be you need to consider that the Bible is essentially Messianic--that is, it exists to tell you about the Messiah and Savior, and virtually everything in the Bible points to Him. With this understanding, you are on your way to unlocking the scriptures and opening the door to Yeshua--for they are, in truth, a living Person, Jesus (Yeshua), who delights in His Name, the Word (John 1:1: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
I am the Bible.
I am God's wonderful library.
I make known to all, Him who is Truth.
To the weary pilgrim, I am a good, strong staff.
To the one who sits in black gloom, [like the Dalit or Untouchable in India, or the drug or porn addict or the victim of abuse or neglect, or the tortured Christian in Laos or China or Burma or Nepal, or the Sudanese Christian slave abducted from Darfur] I am glorious light.
To those who stoop beneath many burdens, I am sweet rest.
To him who has lost his way, I am a safe guide.
To those who have been hurt by sin, I am healing balm.
To the discouraged, I whisper a glad message of hope.
To those who are distressed by the storms of life,
I am an anchor, sure and steadfast.
To those who suffer in lonely solitude,
I am as a cool, soft hand resting on a fevered brow.
Oh, child of man, to best defend me, JUST USE ME.
The Bible is God's road map as you travel through life.--from Faith Magazine, Author Unknown
The secular humanist Congress in charge now has retracted the U.S. Congress's former praiseworthy, truthful endorsement of Christian faith and the Bible as the cornerstone of our American nation, government, and way of life. With the Democrats in Congress leading, the Congress of our country is now busy throwing out God, the Bible, and Christian values! If you, as a Christian and citizen, know about pending bills in Congress (not to mention many state legislatures), you will know that we are in grave danger of losing our most fundamental rights and liberties. In the following Article 1 (which was adopted to be the First Amendment of the Constitution), we are told what they are:
Article 1, Bill of Rights:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or of the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."
Congress now is breaking this Article, which is the Cornerstone of our freedoms and liberties under law in this land. Congress is purposely respecting the establishment of a religion, which it has declared secularist humanism to be, favoring this religion above all other religions. This is the religion presently dominant in the schools, courts, and even the government--supplanting Christian faith and religion. This is undeniable--as Evolutionary Theory, Tolerance, Diversity, Separation of Church and State, Multiculturalism, are some main tenets of its creed. These are all being preached and promoted and forced on the whole society with funding by tax monies.
Second, Congress is prohibiting the free exercise of religion, namely the Christian religion, by many laws or adherence to unconstitutional court rulings or actively hostile government interference and harrassment by government agencies, such as the IRS (which is a favored punitive arm of certain known presidential administrations and the White House against dissenters and critics in the Christian churches).
Third, Congress has greviously trampled on Article 1 by abridging the freedom of speech by passing and considering many bills against Christian observances and traditions in public spheres, that are known to be an integral part of our nation's founding and a cause of its unparalleled blessing by Almighty God.
Fourth, Congress is jeopardizing the freedom of the people peaceably to assemble, as it allows the enforcement of laws governing the peace to be continually usurped by special interest groups and activists for special rights for homosexuals vis a vis the Christian community and the Christian churches. The peaceable assemblies of Christians are often disturbed, while the perpetrators of disruption are not punished by the officers of the law but allowed to disturb the public peace outside the church doors while advising the church members to remain quiet, closeted and sequestered, in effect, while their assaulters enjoy free rein.
Fifth, Article 1, to be upheld, must allow for the Christians to petition Congress to make full redress of their grievances. Yet Congress routinely, cavalierly, ignores Christians, its Senators and Representatives passing bills that defame, belittle, marginalize, and otherwise disenfranchise and separate Christians from the mainstream of society and government circles, while favoring and granting special privileges to secular humanists, or atheists, and Muslims, at the expense of Christians, who cannot find any similar favor at the hands of Congress, simply because they are Christians.
For these reasons, we hold Congress to be acting in defiance of the First Article of the Bill of Rights, through badly conceived laws, and through purposed new bills proscribing so-called "hate speech," particularly through laws prohibiting the free exercise of pastors and teachers in the Christian churches, through laws making it a crime to read certain portions of the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, which particularly identify and condemn homosexuality as immorality, a perversion which God states in His Word the Bible that He hates and abominates, and which no Christian who reveres the Bible can approve or justify, no matter how much government approves or justifies it.
Whereas the First Article has been broken by Congress most greviously and deliberately and repeatedly, we hold the Senate, the House, and the Speaker of the House altogether responsible for the conscious, deliberate abrogation and destruction of Article 1, and charge these high government bodies, with all their members, to cease and decist immediately from this wrongful behavior.
Not merely this, but Congress must retract, withdraw, annul all its laws that are unconstitutional, which, purposely or not purposely, make the First Article of the Bill of Rights null and void or, at the least, compromise its meanings.
Not only this, but Congress must apologize, publicly, in a body, to the American people for its crimes against the rights of the people of America, as it has pursued a treacherous, dangerous path of wreaking havoc with the meaning, intention, observance, and enforcement of the First Article in innumerable acts, bills, lack of enforcement, neglect, disdain, and pride.
We charge the Congress with all these serious crimes against the Bill of Rights and the Constitution and the American People, not to mention the members of the historic Christian faith, because this Article speaks to our most cherished and treasured and fundamental liberties, the very ones for which the Pilgrim Fathers and the Puritan Fathers of this our nation journeyed with great hazard by ship, sacrificing property and even their lives, to gain a new life in this land, so that, utilizing that new life, they might be free to worship and preach the inerrant Word of God, the Holy Bible, according to their Christian faith and the dictates of their consciences, without government interference or the interference and intimidation of any other bodies, religious or governmental.
In conclusion, the gross dereliction of Congress and its hostility toward the Christian faith can be explained by pointing out its basic misunderstanding and belittling and slighting of the central, foundational ground of being and focus of the Christian religion--to wit, traditional and historic Christianity has always meant, not a religion or any philosophy, but a real, living Person, namely, Jesus Christ. To outlaw the naming of Jesus Christ in the prayers of military chaplains, for example, through military regulations (as in the case of Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, given below in a following note), or even government laws and regulations, is to annihilate Christianity, to pass sentence of death on Christian faith. All the other aspects are trappings, and are expendable, but Christ the Lord, Jesus, cannot be given up, and His Name is the Same as His Person--He cannot be separated from his Name, by using the generic word, "God" or "Deity," for that is shown to be a specious, false handling of the Christian God, if you forbid or proscribe the use of Jesus Christ, Who as the Second Person of the Trinity is God. Besides all this, Scripture teaches that His Name is above all other names in heaven and earth. To defy the Christian faith by forbidding or limiting the use of the name, Jesus Christ, which is a name of God, Congress or the military is committing an act of war against the Christian Faith, its practicioners, and also an act of war against Jesus Christ Who is God, the great I Am. This act of war is born of an anti-Christ spirit and is most grevious to God, who will defend His Son, Jesus, Who is rightfully the Supreme Power in rule over all the inhabitants, nations, and governments and rulers of earth. This must be repented of if this U.S. Congress is to avert the wrath of Almighty God, and the imminent destruction of this nation that such an act will inevitably incur.
A letter from "Seventy Weeks to Save America" sums up everything said so far very aptly:
"People of faith are openly ridiculed and belitted by those who goal is nothing less than the transformation of our country in their own self-absorbed, atheist-humanist, God-demeaning image. This concerted anti-God bigotry seeks to silence our witness and banish the Lord from the public square.
"Isn't it clear that active Christian involvement in civil government is NOT OPTIONAL? It is an essential part of our calling from God to our citizenship vocation, to shine the light of Truth into an ever-darkening culture. It's imperative for God's people to address moral issues while God still stays His hand of deserved judgment upon our nation." (Amen to that--Ed).
As Chaplain Klingenschmitt (on right) states in his joint letter with Alan Keyes and Rick Scarborough, June 29, 2007: "I lost everything when the Navy convicted and then ousted me from mhy career of military service for the crime of praying in Jesus' Name."
If you want to join your part to the efforts to save America, check out this grass roots Christian group which Scarborough, Keyes, and Klingenschmitt are raising up to restore this nation back to its Christian roots and Christian foundations before it is too late and too much damage has been done:
Thank God for Pastor Hagee for making this brave stand for Israel, our fine and loyal ally, in a time when anti-Semitism is rising and is rampant in Europe and even now rearing its ugly head in America, in the State Department, and the media, in the universities funded by Arab petro-dollars, and now in the infamous book just issued by former President Jimmy Carter, who has denounced Israel in the most sickening, false way as an "apartheid state" [see the picture and caption below of this anti-Semite Nobel Peace Prize winner and former president].
A large portion of the assembly with speakers' messages was broadcast by Daystar Television; you can access this very intense, exciting, thrilling broadcast by going to Daystar's website. It is possible the program will be featured again. CUFI Founder John Hagee, together with a San Antonio rabbi, Rod Parsley, and the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. were among the main speakers. Former Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on a video to the assembly of thousands. Israeli Ambassador Dore gave a tremendous speech, which detailed the greatest threat to Israel, Europe, and America is a nuclear-armed, Islamofascist Iran, whose leader has called for the destruction of Israel, calling Israel "the Little Satan" and America "the Great Satan", with missiles also aimed at European capitals "the Medium-Sized Satan".
America, Ambassador Dore said, will have to move against Iran soon, or we will lose the opportunity to stop Iran's fanatic, Hitler-like ruler before he unleashes nuclear Holocaust on Israel, the U.S. and also Europe the decadent appeaser of dictators. 1938 is being repeated, we were told a number of times, when Britain's prime minister, Neville Chamberlain, seeking peace at any price, gave the crocodile, Hitler, the free nation of Czechoslovakia, which wasn't enough to satisfy him but only whetted his appetite for the rest of Europe.
Neville Chamberlain, the fatally duped fool who trusted crocodiles, went to his grave bemoaning Hitler's failure to live up to his gentleman's agreement, by his breaking of Chamberlain's treaty with him, which he had solemnly believed would keep a crocodile from acting like a crocodile.
Neville Chamberlain did not live in the real world, obviously. He thought: Feed the crocodile one little country, and he would leave the rest of Europe alone! Who cared about Czechoslavakia, a small Eastern European country, so why not sacrifice one country for the good of all?
How mistaken he was! That naive appeasement program of Chamberlain's cost fifty million people their lives, not to mention the lives of 400,000 U.S. soldiers (contrasting with the 3,000 or so U.S. soldiers in the second Iraq War) and hundreds of billions of dollars that could have fed and housed everybody on earth, all squandered for bombs and warfare and later the reconstruction of an almost totally ruined Europe.
What cost a few months of phony peace? Thanks to Chamberlain's stupidity and gross miscalculation of his enemy Hitler nearly cost Britain its very existence as a free country.
This political form of Russian roulette played by Chamberlain with Hitler's gun (sign this treaty with our foe and see if no Nazi bullet is discharged into our skulls!) is paralleled with the current, vociferous, anti-Iraq war bills promoted by Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Boxer, Feinstein, Adam Smith, Maria Cantwell, and other arch-liberal Democratic appeasers in the U.S. Congress who seek to pull out of Iraq precipitously, leaving Iraq to disintegrate into a bloodbath of sectarian genocide and also to become an incubator for even greater than 9/11 attacks of terrorists upon our homeland.
Just as will happen to us in America if we appease our foes to gain "peace" with them, Britain was nearly made a footnote in history, appended to the history of Nazi German's fascist slave empire. Back in World War II we too could have fallen and become slaves, with millions of Americans thrown into death camps and exterminated if we hadn't been able to overwhelm German's war machine with more bombers and tanks than Hitler could produce. He was working on the A-bomb, at least in its initial phases. What if he had gotten one first? He had the jet, and had developed various experimental prototypes that worked and far surpassed anything we had. He also had a transcontinental missile in development for a time, but scrapped it because it wouldn't come on-line in time. If he had only had more time! Hitler had a list all drawn up of British people to be liquidated after he invaded and conquered the country, so there is no reason why he would not have done the same to us in turn if he had won the war.
Neville Chamberlain's stupendous failure to discern how best to handle a ravenous crocodile such as Herr Hitler nearly destroyed Western Civilization.
Today we have many such men and women as Neville Chamberlain in the U.S. Congress and the U.S. State Department, who have stepped into his shoes and picked up his umbrella, to go and appease the crocodiles of Islam, one after the other--PLO, Fatah, Hamas, Hezbollah, Al Aksa, Al Qaida--the list goes on an on as the Islamic crocodile mutates and proliferates in the stagnant swamps of Islamic states and also secular humanist societies.
We will pay with our freedom, with our national sovereignty, with our future, with our very lives, and the lives of the children, if we do not stop this failed policy of appeasement and do whatever needs to be done economically and, if need be militarily, to crush this mad President of Iran and his program of world-wide terrorism as well as the other forces of Islamic Jehad.
2. I can think of a hundred things at least that God has done for me this past week, but how about you? God's goodness is incredible and bountiful--like a great river. Where is the end of it? You cannot ever find the end of it, and the Source is God, who is inexhaustible in His goodness to us!
1. Christian Education
3. Holy Spirit
4. Biblical Science
5. Foundational Principles
6. Witnessing and Discipleship
7. Types of Christ (OT)
8. Bible Covenants/Israel/Bible Atlas
9. Christian Hope and Character
10. The Prophetic Calling
Now the dream is coming into its own--shining a spotlight on what we see developing here--our own home-ground anti-Semitic movement and pogroms in the making! Jimmy Carter, former president, and Nobel Peace Prize winner, revealed recently to be recipient of funds at the Carter Library Center from terrorist friends, has come out with his published book attacking Israel, charging it with being an "apartheid state" such as South Africa was before N Nelson Mandela was released from prison and the racist Dutch Afrikaner government lost power and new elections held that put a black majority dominated government in power. Nothing could be further from the truth than Carter's book. Fifteen of his advisors and chief aides working at the Carter Center resigned when the book came out. Carter defied the criticism that began, when Americans everywhere realized the falseness of his charges.
Israel is still the only democracy in the Mideast, other than Turkey, and that is crumbling away into something approaching a fundamentalist Islamic state.
Israel has 1.3 million Arabs, all citizens of Israel, holding equal rights with Jewish Israelis, and electing Arab representatives in the Knesset, the government's legislative body in Jerusalem. What do Arab countries around this "apartheid state" of Israel have to compare with this record. Nothing! Saudi Arabia will not allow one Jew to live within its borders--not one! No Christians either--if they exist, they cannot meet in churches or even hold prayer meetings in their homes--they are subject to arrest, imprisonment, and even execution by beheading. So much for Saudi Arabia, one of Jimmy Carter's exemplars of Muslim Arab freedom and liberty for all. The same can be said for Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, and all the other friends of Jimmy Carter. They won't permit Jews either, and rigorously persue Christians, particularly Muslims who have converted, imprisoning them, torturing them, and often killing them in the town and village squares, tearing them literally apart while the mobs pass the body parts around with fiendish glee (this scene was described by Walid Shoebat, as taking place in Ramallah, the West Bank capital of the PLO and now the seat of the Abbas Fatah terrorist state).
So this perpetually smiling (like Alfred E. Newman of the comics) former Georgian peanut farmer turned liberal Democratic president has stepped firmly and defiantly into the camp of the terrorists and the Jew-Christian hating and persecuting Arab countries and societies with his book condeming the nation of Israel.
Seldom has a former U.S. president fallen so low as this (though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is approaching this depth, with his having a pagan, polytheistic Hindu chaplain come and give the opening prayer for the U.S. Senate). It is hard to think of anything worse than his case. He can keep his Nobel Prize, which he received, by the way, with the likes of Yassir Arafat, who killed more Jews with suicide bombers than any killer and mass murderer since Hitler. Now Arafat has gone to his eternal desserts, but Mr. Carter is very much alive, and speaking in encouraging terms everywhere to terrorist groups and terrorist states in the Mideast, Asia, and Africa. This man needs to be challenged, as Pastor Hagee challenged him from the speaker's podium at the CUFI conference in Washington yesterday, to reveal to the American people the sources of his funding. This will tell us all exactly what he is and what his agenda is. We can know this man by his friends, and his friends are sworn enemies of the United States, who have vowed to destroy Israel and also America. We are all Jimmy Carter's targets, by terrorist hands. My family used to give to his Habitat for Humanity, but no more! He deprived us of our opportunity to help this building of homes for the homeless by his terrorist connections and also his denouncing of Israel on the most execrable, untrue grounds--apartheidism.
If anyone is apartheidist and supportive of apartheidist states, it is Mr. Jimmy Carter! Own up to it, Mr. Carter! You are known by your friends and supporters--and you cannot continue under a smokescreen of philanthropy to conduct your agenda of anti-Americanism and anti=Semitism with impunity. God has a reckoning due for you, as His Word states that whoever blesses Israel will be bless, and whoever curses Israel (as you have cursed Israel) will be cursed. That is the Word of God, and it cannot be overturned. It will be your sentence from the great Judge of all souls, Jesus Christ, when you step before the Great White Throne someday to account for your misdeeds and guilt.
Repent now, and be saved. You may be a Sunday school teacher in a Baptist church in Plains, Georgia, but you are no Christian who could commit such crimes as you have committed continually for many years now. Your reckoning is tarrying, but is is certain, and it may come any day now. Repent, Mr. Carter. God's wonderful, free grace can still save you, if you will give up your pride and your folly and ask for forgiveness, and then make public confession to try to rectify some of the vast damage you have done to Israel and millions of innocent people through your perfidy and lies.
Remeember what I said about her exposing America's dirty laundry to the world? She did it today, literally, on her program--showing the stained underwear of child rape victims in the photographs made by the predator! She also said, the day before, that "many fathers are sexual abusers" of their children. Where does she get the statistics for that? Many might as well be most--for her use of "many" casts a cloud over all fathers in America as potential or actual sex predators and child abusers. This is the sorcery of this woman--that women cannot get enough of this kind of graphic exposure to the most horrendous crimes of abuse against children and women--as a result, biblically, of Eve's choice to eat the forbidden fruit so that she might possess the knowledge of good and evil. Eve's wayward daughters of modern times, such as Oprah and all her followers, are still eating that deadly forbidden fruit, with the consequences of defiling their minds and souls with virulent evil, which they then spread like new strains of pneumonia or TB by talking about it to their own children and friends and acquaintances. This kind of mass propagation and popularization of evil (all done under the banner of "informing the public" against it) is forbidden by God, but Oprah goes about it for profit, with the zeal of a traditional muck-raker of the 19th century.
Why study the English language and English literature in America? If we do not resurrect them soon, we will soon forget what America is, and what America was. America will be liquidated, its very memory erased by a triumphantist secular humanism in the public schools, the government, the business sector, the churches, and in the marketplace of ideas! I have no idea what we will have in its place, but it will nto be America as founded and created and intended by our Founding Fathers to be.
In the following excerpt, we have a provocative picture of several wayfarers walking through a wasteland of desert where no life, no water, exists--yet God is there! Nobel Prize winning T.S. Eliot's masterpiece, "The Wasteland," a strange figure appears, hooded, that has to be divine, walking along with other travelers on a lonely road.
Rather than evade responsibility and continue in sin, why not face up to it: God is right, his Bible is right in its diagnosis of my "sin problem," and His cure is also the only Cure, namely, Jesus Christ dying on the Cross in my stead, in my place, for my sin, taking all my sin penalty and paying for it with his life blood! It is a wonderful thing for those who partake. It is life transforming. Mockers will mock to the end of their lives, but the moment they die, and the demons appear to drag them off--they are converted to the truth, but it comes too late to save them from their terrible, eternal fate. Why not stop now and accept accountability--and the Remedy, Jesus? It makes a whole lot of good sense.
The excellent "Levitt Letter," the newsletter of the Zola Levitt Ministries, has a recent article in the May 2007 issue that every Christian in America should read, entitled, "How do Christians Live With Muslims?", authored by Frank Pastore, www.townhall.com. Another timely article, "Muslims Accept Israel's Messiah," is offered in the Februasry 2007 issue of Levitt Letter, and it details the turning to Jesus by millions of Muslims, country by country. This is information you probably won't see anywhere else, and it will no doubt astound and encourage you. You can try the web address of Mr. Pastore. Otherwise, the excellent Levitt Letter magazine can be ordered or the article by Mr. Pastore can be accessed, perhaps, by going to the Zola Levitt website:
Please do your Bible scholarship a favor and give yourself this boost, which is a big one, by subscribing. I hope to order a whole series of these already printed magazines on all the major evangelists, which is over for less than $100 as long as the supply lasts.
Seek God whether He wants you to attend the Aglow (Aglow in the Spirit) anniversary. He may!
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God: I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eye with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke, and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent."--Revelation 3:14-19
Jesus Christ first, and all the rest will fall into line.