Trespassing Does Not Confer Property Rights | Constitution Party of Texas
February 19, 2016, 12:22 pm
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Common Sense answers to a very vexing problem, exacerbated by the present occupant of the White House, and his willing cronies in the bureaucracy.

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God Formed
February 18, 2016, 10:21 am
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I watched an interview a couple of days back, an interview with a 62 year old man, who was dressed as a child. Not just any child but a 6 year old girl. He had grown up, married, had kids and grandkids, and then suddenly he realized that he was a 6 year old girl trapped in his body. So he abandoned his family, and was adopted by a couple, who actually treat him as a 6 year old girl, they buy his clothing, little girls clothing, in his size of course. He spends his day playing with little girl stuff dolls and all, and not being concerned with the things of the world.
This is the new thing in our world, it is now OK to self identify as whatever you wish to be. Boys now can self identify as girls and get to use the girls locker room at school in some places in our nation. There are others who self identify as animals, dogs, cats, even bigger animals, whatever they like.
Another interesting new thing is self marriage, there have been a number of self marriages where the person marries themselves, making vows to themselves, and even going on honeymoons with themselves. Of course these are not legal weddings, no state actually has issued a marriage license to Jane and Jane or John and John, but these folks have actually had weddings performed by family or friends as if they were actually getting married. One woman actually had her entire wedding, with 10 bridesmaids, her sister performed the ceremony, and she then went on a cruise with herself as her honeymoon.
To think we used to worry about polygamy, and here we have sologamy. What happens if you decide you don’t like you? How do you split the assets of your marriage? How do you divorce?

In scripture we find something a bit more like truth, a bit more real, for those who wish to self identify, and for those who wish to actually mutilate their bodies so that they look like what they say they are. Listen to the words of both Jeremiah the prophet and David the King.
Jer 1:1-10 NKJV The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests who were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin, (2) to whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. (3) It came also in the days of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the end of the eleventh year of Zedekiah the son of Josiah, king of Judah, until the carrying away of Jerusalem captive in the fifth month. (4) Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: (5) “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.” (6) Then said I: “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” (7) But the LORD said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. (8) Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,” says the LORD. (9) Then the LORD put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the LORD said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. (10) See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.”
Psa 139:13-16 NKJV For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. (14) I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. (15) My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. (16) Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.
In Psalm 139 we are introduced to the knowledge of David, that he was from before birth, known to God. He talks about how the body was knit together in his mothers womb, that from conception all that David was to become was already written. Jeremiah learns from God that before he was born, God had already ordained him as a prophet. Just as David was a king before he was born, so Jeremiah was a prophet.
People in this world have abandoned the truth and adopted the lie. They have decided for themselves what they are, many mutilate themselves to change their physical appearance so that they look like what they say they are. Men into women and women into men. Spending thousands of dollars, enduring quite a bit of pain all so they can change into what they have self identified as. There is of course a problem that our society no longer wants to deal with. DNA, it says you are a male or a female at birth, that does not change, no matter what you do, you cannot change the truth. Of course those who used to try to help people recover their true identity now try to help them with their self identity, and say it is not an aberration, it is their real self.
Of course we now have to remove God from the equation, we cannot allow this God thing to get in the way of what we want to be, what we know we really are. We have our “alternative” life style, and we know that God is but another way of controlling our lives, so we kill God in our souls, and instead become our own god.
Yet how can we ignore God, how can we become our own god? We have to also ignore the wonder of our universe, the wonder of our own planet and our very existence. Our bodies are wonderfully made, everything works together in beautiful symmetry. Think about this, and tell me that you can make this for yourself:
The woman produces an egg the man produces the fertilizing sperm, when they meet together in the womb, a human being is formed. At the moment of conception it is a baby boy or girl, all that this child will be is programmed right into its DNA, God knows every cell in that body, and long before it is born God has seen where it will go and what it will do with all that God has given it as gifts and graces. Of course the man or woman can reject what God has set in motion and live life as he or she sees fit. But the human being that this person is, cannot be changed, it cannot become whatever animal, it chooses. It cannot become a woman when it is already programmed as a man. No matter how hard we try we cannot change the inner reality of who and what we are, that has been ordained from the moment of conception.
Can science create life from nothing? Can science actually tell you how it all works? Think about this, when you are born your body is already functioning and as it grows it also learns how to function better. As you grow your body grows with you. Here is what God programmed into your DNA when you were conceived: 60 trillion cells, 100 thousand miles of nerve fiber, 60 thousand miles of vessels carrying blood around the body, 250 bones, to say nothing of joints, ligaments and muscles. How about that heart that pumps that blood through those vessels. How about that brain, that thing in your skull that solves problems that performs functions constantly all day and night.
How about those lungs that breathe in and out, that feed our bodies with much needed oxygen to keep our blood flowing. How about those fingers and toes, fingers that grasp and hold, toes that help us to walk upright. Do you really think that it all comes from a cosmic accident?
If the big bang theory is correct, who lit the match? Who made the explosive powders that were set off when who lit the match? How does something come from NOTHING? Science cannot make even dirt from thin air, and while we are at it, there was nothing, not even air before the universe was formed. Can science make dirt from NOTHING? So how can we dare to think that we know better than the creator of this universe in which we live?
The first verse in the scripture says it all! “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Next of course is the fact that all living beings on land and sea, were created by God. Men were men and women were women and each knew who and what they were, yet today, that has changed, today men and women think they can change places. Yet a man who changes into a woman, cannot produce an egg, no tubes, no womb, a woman who becomes a man cannot produce sperm, no prostate, no equipment. It is all just decoration, just a fake. We are now making chaos out of order, we are now ignoring the natural so we can celebrate the unnatural.
Today we say we can self identify as whatever we think we are, white people try to say they are black. Men say they are women and women say they are men. People claim to be Native American, whose DNA says that is a falsehood. People are even holding weddings to marry themselves, others are claiming they are animals in human bodies, or children not adults.
Science says this is normal. It is not an aberration, it is not a mental imbalance, even when a boy says he is really a girl so he needs to use the girls locker room at school, and the girls restroom as well. Have you heard any girls saying they are really boys and they want to use the boys restroom and locker room at school?
Our world is chaotic, our world is turning topsy turvy. We used to know who and what we were and are, but today so many of our people no longer are willing to live in reality and so are making their own fantasy world. Now we also see that our young people no longer believe in God. Can you blame them? The people who should be living godly lives, no longer do so. We the so-called adults, no longer act like adults, we want to be children, so we become our own children’s friends so we can hang out together, text each other, live vicariously on Facebook and other social networks. We celebrate the aberrant in our society as normal, and morality continues to become less important than our own lusts.
God is not a lover of Chaos, in Genesis we read this: Gen 1:2 “The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” It was chaotic, and God made all that we see around us, and then he made humankind, to cultivate, to control and to care for all that he created: Gen 1:26 “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”” God set in motion our lives, and gave us dominion over the earth and all that inhabits it, but not over each other. We are to live and work together to subdue the earth, to make it a good place to live in for ourselves and the animals, birds, fish, even snakes.
Yet, we mess it up, we have not cared for the earth, oh we claim to care, we hear about global warming, but the things we are doing has not changed one thing on the earth. Yes we did clean up our waterways, we stopped dumping sewage into our lakes and rivers, and that was a good thing. We try to clean up the atmosphere, because we claim there is an imbalance and it is causing the earth to get hotter, however, that is not true. Volcanoes put out more pollutants in a year than we can produce in 10 years. Temperatures have not risen in over 10 years. Yes we have a drought here in Texas, and another in California, but these are natural happenings, exacerbated by our own foolishness of trying to improve on God’s work. We also have witnessed excessive snowstorms in the north and east. I grew up in New York City, we used to make snow forts in the winter time and have snow ball fights across the street with the kids on the other side.
We have wars that are devastating whole countries, causing massive calamities, including crop failures and famine. It has nothing to do with global warming, it has to do with our inability to get along with our neighbor, much of it today has to do with oil in the middle east, and people wanting power, and of course those who believe they must exterminate anyone who is not exactly like themselves. Yes I refer here to Muslim Extremists, Jihadi’s if you will. We have returned our world to CHAOS. God is not pleased, our nation has become immoral like the rest of the world, and God is not pleased. One more thing that God has said: 2Ch 7:13-14 NKJV When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, (14) if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
We are God’s people if we call on His name, and the name of Jesus, and we are a sinful people. First and foremost, we who say we are Christian, Christ people, must recognize that we are sinners, for we have denied God, we have stopped believing in His sovereignty, and instead we pick and choose what parts we will believe and throw out the rest. We have caused this chaos, because we have stopped working for God and working instead for ourselves and our lust.
WE first must humble ourselves, admit our sin, ask forgiveness with a broken and contrite heart, and when God forgives us our sin, we must work for that Kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven. We must stand against the sin of a world steeped in lust, greed and hatred. We must stand FOR the Kingdom of God and for Jesus Christ, Lord of Lords and King of Kings, Savior. It is not too late, but we must be willing to pay the price for our Lord, he paid the price for us when he gave his life on the cross at Calvary.
Will you stand for Christ, or are you not willing to stand for the Kingdom? Your choice!

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How should we pray? Jesus taught them.
February 2, 2016, 4:27 pm
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In many churches across our land people will pray the “Lord’s Prayer” and most of us will pray it by memory. We have recited this prayer for years in our churches, and it has become empty rote rather than a heartfelt prayer to our God. This prayer was Jesus’ answer to the disciples request to teach them to pray.
Mat 6:9-13 NRSV “Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. (10) Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (11) Give us this day our daily bread. (12) And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. (13) And do not bring us to the time of trial, but rescue us from the evil one.
6:9 Our Father in heaven. Prayer should be addressed to God the Father in acknowledgment of His sovereignty over the universe. It is also to recognize that we are family, that God is our spiritual Father and therefore, notice that it is our rather than my Father. It is to be understood that God is first and foremost our sovereign, ruler of the Universe, but also a Father who is partial to the needs of His children. Next we recognize that God is in heaven, but also that he is Omnipresent, God is present everywhere and everywhen. He is always present for each of us and will hear our prayers and supplications, we acknowledge that He is in heaven and yet also with us for the Holy Spirit inhabits each of us. So God is always with us in everything we say and do. As it tells us in Psa 33:13-15 ESV The LORD looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; (14) from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, (15) he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds.
God knows us better than we know ourselves, he is with us through all the trials and joys of life, knowing what we need before we do. He is also ready to act as our Father to fill the needs of His children.
Next – Hallowed be Your name. We should begin our prayers with worship, ascribing praise and honor to Him who is so worthy of it. In other words, one who is above and separate from the earth, yet rules over it. One who is to be exalted and recognized as Holy. His name is to be revered, understanding His divinity and giving voice to His holiness. Not only in our speech but also in our thoughts and actions, doing all things to God’s honor and glory.
6:10 Your kingdom come. After worship, we should pray for the advancement of God’s cause, putting His interests first. Specifically, we should pray for the day when our Savior-God, the Lord Jesus Christ, will set up His kingdom on earth and reign in righteousness. Looking forward to the day when the Kingdom of Heaven shall be made manifest on the earth, the day when every knee shall bow and every tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord.
Your will be done. In this petition we acknowledge that God knows what is best and that we surrender our will to His. It also expresses a longing to see His will acknowledged throughout the world. Why would we not want the will of God to be made manifest in the world, since we profess that God’s will is just and that it is His will that brings infinite wisdom, holiness and goodness into our lives.
On earth as it is in heaven. This phrase modifies all three preceding petitions. The worship of God, the sovereign rule by God, and the performance of His will are all a reality of heaven. The prayer is that these conditions might exist on earth as they do in heaven. As we pray for God’s will to be done on earth as in heaven, it means that we want the Kingdom to become a reality on earth, and that his will, which is our sanctification will happen so that our lives will reflect that which already happens in the heavenly realm. Truth be told our soul can never be truly pure until we are truly at one with God acting in concert with His will in our lives to evidence the kingdom.

6:11 Give us this day our daily bread. After putting God’s interests first, we are permitted to present our own needs. This petition acknowledges our dependence on God for daily food, both spiritual and physical. This hearkens back to the Manna in the desert, when the Israelites were dependent upon God for their daily sustenance. Our God knows our needs and more than once I have known that God was taking care of our needs. We had a dinner once at a church that I served, and our folks were surprised at how many showed up for worship and the meal afterward. They were concerned that we did not have enough food, yet when the meal was over, there was still food left for folks to take home for the evening meal.
6:12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. This does not refer to judicial forgiveness from the penalty of sin (that forgiveness is obtained by faith in the Son of God). Rather this refers to the parental forgiveness that is necessary if fellowship with our Father is to be maintained. If believers are unwilling to forgive those who wrong them, how can they expect to be in fellowship with their Father who has freely forgiven them for their wrongdoings? We speak of the truth that we are under grace not under the law, but, the law is still there to remind us of what sin is and what God has never changed. When we look at sin we must acknowledge that our God has set the line across which we dare not go.
Even as forgiven and reconciled persons, we are still subject to sin and must repeatedly go before the throne of grace, asking for forgiveness because of having hurt God by our sin, and therefore having a broken heart ourselves. We have sinned against he who gave his human life for our sins, and that sin hurts our father in heaven and needs to be repented of. The other side of that coin is that we are to forgive one another because if I hurt you, and then realize that I have done so, I must repent and ask for your forgiveness. Peter asked how many times must he forgive a brother, thinking 7 times was enough, Jesus said 70 times 7.
6:13 And do not lead us into temptation. God does allow His people to be tested and tried. This petition expresses a healthy distrust of one’s own ability to resist temptations or to stand up under trial. It acknowledges complete dependence on the Lord for preservation. We will from time to time be tempted, yet God always makes a way for escape. One of the most important things is that we spend time in His word, it gives us wisdom to work for God and to tell the devil to; as Jesus said to Peter, get thee behind me Satan. We must always remember that if what we think is right but it does not agree with what scripture teaches us about right and wrong, then we know not to allow ourselves to be trapped by that temptation.
But deliver us from the evil one. This is the prayer of all who desperately desire to be kept from sin by the power of God. It is the heart’s cry for daily salvation from the power of sin and Satan in one’s life.
This world will continually tempt us into sin, just look at the commercials on TV, always trying to get you buy this or that item so you will be seen to be the best guy on the block. I saw over and over again during the gift buying season, we call it Christmas, one person bought a set of reindeer to set in his yard. Of course it included Rudolph and his nose lit up. He also says he saved a couple of hundred dollars on the purchase. The neighbor says, yeah I bought something that lights up too, turns and hits the smart button and starts up his truck which of course lit the lights, and says I saved thousands.
We see other things too, that approach filth of another kind as well, all so that you will want to buy whatever they are selling. Then there is the lure of the lottery ticket, you can win millions, just buy a ticket. They neglect to tell you that your odds of winning are a few million to one. Remember folks, if you go to a casino to gamble, the odds always favor the house.

God has promised us life and that abundant, he did not promise that it would be without problems, just that he would never abandon nor forsake you. God goes with you in good and bad times, that is something that is guaranteed by his word. This prayer that we have just gone through is really not to be something you do by rote, it is an example of how to pray.
We in the church have made this prayer something that everyone learns by repeating every week, and it becomes rote, we know it by heart and we no longer know the meaning behind the words, we just repeat them each week. This however, is a teaching of Jesus, it shows us how to pray, and that is something we need to do on a regular basis. Prayer is a conversation with our Father in Heaven, we praise him and thank him for what he does and who he is and then present our needs to him, and admit that we understand that if we do not get along with our brothers and sisters in the family, we will of course seek reconciliation with them so that our sins against God can also be forgiven when we come to him for that forgiveness. Jesus taught that if we come to present our offering and yet have something wrong with a brother or sister in the faith, we are to go and make that right and then come to give our offering it means we are to be right with our brethren, before we can be right with our father.
We shall always recognize what sin is as we study the word of God. It is in the word that we learn what it is that is wrong (sinful) in His sight, lying, cheating, stealing, and murder, but also jealousy, hatred, perversions, shirking our duty to one another, to our job, and even lewd thought. So let us remember that this prayer shows us how to pray, how to speak with our God, learn from it as you go through your daily life, and spend time with God each and every day.
A good starting point for learning about prayer is to pray the psalms, these were used in worship, and sung or recited in worship at the temple in Jerusalem. Much of these are actually prayers of David and the sons of Korah and others.
There is also a wonderful book called all the prayers of the Bible.Take a look at how they prayed and what they prayed about. Here is a prayer of intercession that I think is indicative of the prayers that we ourselves should be involved in. This prayer is found in Gen 18:23-33.
Gen 18:23-33 ESV Then Abraham drew near and said, “Will you indeed sweep away the righteous with the wicked? (24) Suppose there are fifty righteous within the city. Will you then sweep away the place and not spare it for the fifty righteous who are in it? (25) Far be it from you to do such a thing, to put the righteous to death with the wicked, so that the righteous fare as the wicked! Far be that from you! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do what is just?” (26) And the LORD said, “If I find at Sodom fifty righteous in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake.” (27) Abraham answered and said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, I who am but dust and ashes. (28) Suppose five of the fifty righteous are lacking. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?” And he said, “I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there.” (29) Again he spoke to him and said, “Suppose forty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of forty I will not do it.” (30) Then he said, “Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak. Suppose thirty are found there.” He answered, “I will not do it, if I find thirty there.” (31) He said, “Behold, I have undertaken to speak to the Lord. Suppose twenty are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of twenty I will not destroy it.” (32) Then he said, “Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak again but this once. Suppose ten are found there.” He answered, “For the sake of ten I will not destroy it.” (33) And the LORD went his way, when he had finished speaking to Abraham, and Abraham returned to his place.
This is intercession, coming before God to intercede for others, Jesus taught that we are to intercede for those who are in need. Prayer for the sick, for the destitute, prayers for those who do not yet know the Lord.
Prayer for those we consider enemies to have their hearts and minds changed and renewed, prayers for revival or awakening. All are intercessory in nature. Spend time with God in prayer every day. You may want to watch a movie that is out right now called War Room. It is a powerful picture of what happens when you pray, first to get your own life in order, then for the stuff around you that also needs to be made right.

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