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Lives that matter
September 8, 2020, 12:02 pm
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Gen 1:26-28 NKJV  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.”  (27)  So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  (28)  Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

For those of us who are God fearing, who believe that God has created all that is and that includes human life on this planet upon which we all live, it is imperative that we state emphatically that ALL LIVES MATTER, black, brown, white. It matters not what your color, where you came from or more importantly how you live your life. What does matter is that we are all related to one another, we all came from one beginning.

Gen 11:6-8 NKJV  And the LORD said, “Indeed the people are one and they all have one language, and this is what they begin to do; now nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.  (7)  Come, let Us go down and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.”  (8)  So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.

This is an interesting story, mankind was settled in one place and decided to build a tower to reach into heaven so they would be like God, the original sin was that Adam and his wife, later called Eve, would be like God if they ate the fruit. Here again mankind wants to be like God. Mankind finds itself unable to understand each other any more, and God splits them into language groups and places each group into its own place. Over time the men and women of the different groups change to what we see today, people who came from southern climbs, have darker skin, those from Asia seem to have sallow appearing skin and then of course we have those from the middle lands, Europeans who have white appearing skin. One thing we all have in common, we are ALL human beings, we are ALL mankind, men and women ALL are part of the human experience, we are not different beings, we are ALL mankind.

Yet here we are in our modern day, trying to make out that one group is superior to all the others. BLACK LIVES MATTER. This is the slogan, and if you try to say that, any life matters, not only Black but all lives matter, you find yourself being shouted down, and in some cases actually injured. This is not the nation that I grew up in, I can state that with all sincerity. We had our differences, and over time we had worked much of that out, and were working to try to collectively, realize the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he realized that we as a nation and as a people were trying to work through the stains in our society. We as honest Christian men and women were working to look at each other not as Black, White, Brown or Yellow, but as American men and women.

Did we have faults? Yes we did, but more and more we were working to end that scourge of racist hatred. The Margaret Sanger’s of this world want us to practice euthanasia, kill babies of those who are, supposedly, inferior so that they will not spread their inferiority to others. That is where Hitler got his ideas about killing of inferiors so that the master race would be the only one left. Thank God we ended that scourge of hatred, but of course we still had those hatreds in our own nation too. In the world I grew up in we were still working to rid ourselves of that horror, then came hatred rearing its ugly head. First the assassination of John F Kennedy, then Dr. King, then Bobby Kennedy. What a horrific time that was, we mourned each of these deaths together, but there were those who rioted in many cities, businesses and homes were burned and people were killed. Finally, we came to our senses and it all stopped, and for those of us in our collective groups, we worked at being good neighbors.

Then came 9/11 and the destruction of the twin towers, the death of the passengers of that plane in the field in Pennsylvania, and the destruction at the Pentagon by another plane. We all came together again in our grief and anger at what had happened. It was short lived and we went back to our lives and well we realized that our lives had changed. We were no longer as free as we had been. Much had changed in our society, the government had become Big Brother, spying on people and interfering in our lives to a degree new to our way of life. Let me now bring us to today, with chaos in our cities and of course Covid the gift of China to the world.

This will be a much longer quote from the Bible: Mat 24:3-14 NKJV  Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”  (4)  And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.  (5)  For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.  (6)  And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  (7)  For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.  (8)  All these are the beginning of sorrows.  (9)  “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.  (10)  And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.  (11)  Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.  (12)  And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.  (13)  But he who endures to the end shall be saved.  (14)  And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

Wars: There are 10 official wars and 8 active military conflicts recognized by the United States. There are also other violent conflicts involving 64 countries and 576 militias and separatist groups. This information comes from: https://www.reference.com/world-view/many-wars-going-world-right-now-ffd6236450ccb7ae this is only wars, there is much famine in our world right now as well: Yemen, DR Congo, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syria, Sudan, Northern Nigeria and Haiti are all facing famine of greater or lessor degrees. This list is in order of the number of people who will be affected by this shortage of food.

Today in many parts of the world Christians are facing death because of their faith. China has been removing crosses from Churches and putting in their place pictures of Xi and demanding that they worship the CCP and Xi as its head. Christians who refuse will find themselves in retraining camps.

In many other countries Pastors and Christians are being killed and their entire villages are leveled and / or burned to the ground. So here is the truth about persecution worldwide today: Every day, 8 Christians worldwide are killed because of their faith. Every week, 182 churches or Christian buildings are attacked. And every month, 309 Christians are imprisoned unjustly. So reports the 2020 World Watch List (WWL), the latest annual accounting from Open Doors of the top 50 countries where Christians are the most persecuted for their faith.

“We cannot let this stand,” said David Curry, president and CEO of Open Doors USA, during the 2020 list’s unveiling in Washington, DC, this morning. “People are speaking out and we have an obligation to hear their cry.” The listed nations comprise 260 million Christians suffering high to severe levels of persecution, up from 245 million in last year’s list.

Of course we cannot forget the chaos in our own streets, the hatred of these marxist groups for our nation is now destroying cities across the nation. Of course Chicago has been home to much of this for many years, but, others have not. Oregon, and Washington States have not experienced this sort of violence until now. the marxist thugs want to destroy our history and rewrite it. One of the things that is particularly troubling is the 1619 project which is attempting to rewrite the history of our nation to say that it began with slavery in 1619 not in 1776 with freedom. It is an attempt to set us on a course of race war in our nation. We have been working since the beginning of our nation to bring freedom to all people in this nation. We are not perfect, but we are working toward perfection, and the end of racial hatred. My pain in this is that hatred and war will continue until our nation is destroyed and our hope for true partnership between all people in this nation will be lost to the marxist thugs who are working to destroy us, with the help of the demoncrat party. I do mean demoncrat simply because I see the members of that party moving into absolute hatred for any freedom loving people. These are people who want absolute power over our very lives.

This is just the beginning, there is more to come, Satan is alive and well and causing Chaos throughout our world. The only thing that holds this horror back right now is the the Spirit of God is still alive and well and living in Christians all across this world. Yes many are being killed and tortured for their faith. However we as Christians know that Satan cannot win, and that he and his evil will be completely destroyed and we will live forever with our Savior and Lord, Jesus the Christ, the second person of the God head, the human Face of God. I say all this because I want to see many thousands more people in this world become a part of our Christian family. It will mean eternity in the presence of God, instead of in the Lake of Fire (Hell).

Contact me, or any other believer that you may know, and we will be glad to help you to understand that God indeed loves you and wants you to be a part of the Kingdom of Heaven. The choice is yours, God will not force you to become a part of the Kingdom. You can only become a part by your own voluntary request, the alternative, is your voluntary membership in the kingdom of Hell and eternity in the lake of fire.

It is always your choice, please choose wisely, learn of the Kingdom of God or choose not to and be a part of the kingdom of death with Satan.



All That I Have Commanded You – 6
November 1, 2015, 7:01 am
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Mat 13:24-30 (NKJV) Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.” ‘ ”

After Jesus finishes his teaching to the crowds, he and the disciples go inside the house where Jesus explains the parable to them privately. This is an interesting parable many have thought this to be about the church, and to some extent it is about those who profess Jesus and those who claim to be followers of Jesus but are not. We are however, talking about the world not the church per se.
The good seeds are the ones who are truly of the kingdom, those who believe that Jesus is Lord of all, that he is God, and King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We believe that Jesus will return to bring his people to the kingdom and to redeem those in Israel who are willing to come to him as the truth messiah of prophecy.

We have been sown as seeds in the world to bring the gospel message to people that they too might come to know Jesus as the Christ, God in the flesh, come as savior and redeemer. The tares or weeds in the field are those who are the minions of Satan they are the counterfeit that Satan has sent or, sown in the field to cause disruption and to give a false message of God. Jesus tells the disciples that these are to be in the world alongside those who are truly bringing the message of the gospel. They will be the false prophets, the false witnesses and are intertwined with the truth. In a wheat field, where tares are also sown the roots are actually intertwined and so if you pull the weeds you may also pull the wheat.

Jesus then says that the farmer (God) says to allow the weeds and the wheat to grow together until the time of the harvest, then the reapers will be instructed to harvest the tares (weeds) and throw them into the fire, then bring in the wheat to the barn.

Let us not read into this what is not there. Jesus is not referring to the church, it is not yet formed and will not be for another few years, so to refer to it now would not be productive.

The reapers are those found in Revelation 14:14-20, they will be the ones who harvest the weeds and the wheat at the end of the age. It will be when the Lord returns and the tribulation period begins that people will be raised to heaven and others to hell. Those of us who know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, will enter the Kingdom of our Father in Heaven (God). Those who have not become members of the Kingdom, by confessing their sin, recognizing Jesus as Lord, and asking forgiveness and bowing the knee to Jesus as Lord will end in the fires of Hell.

The parable also does not justify having ungodly people as members of the church, remember this parable speaks of the world not the church. If you read Matthew 18 you will see that the church is to discipline those who are members and yet living in sin. Also 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 says the church is to put out of the fellowship all those who are guilty of certain forms of wickedness.

What this parable teaches is that there is genuine and counterfeit in the world, and this will be so until the end of the age. It behooves those who are truly followers of Jesus to teach that which we have learned from our Lord, that some may be saved. Not all will acknowledge the Kingship of Christ, and they will find themselves in the fires of hell, but those who do know Christ as Lord, have a job to do. We are the witnesses who must tell the truth of the gospel. Sin gets you a one way ticket to the lake of fire, where as Jesus says there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Personally, I wish all would be saved, all would come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and work toward their day in the kingdom along with the rest of us. Know this, if you know someone who needs to be introduced to Jesus, and you are a believer in the Lordship of Jesus Christ, your job is to introduce them to Jesus. What they do with that introduction is up to them. God says through the prophet Jeremiah, that we are watchmen on the wall.

If we do not warn those who need to be warned, their blood is on us, but if we warn them and they ignore it, it is their own problem. So brothers and sisters speak up. There are going to be difficult times coming but know that Christ has said that he is with us always, in all situations. He knows what it is to be rejected and to suffer for the truth, he gave his all for us can we do less for him? It is difficult, but not impossible, if you know Jesus as your brother, your savior and your Lord, speak up, that others may know him as well.

Remember, Jesus himself was ridiculed and despised, finally crucified and yet he suffered that punishment just for you and me so that we would be saved from sin and death. He has commanded us to go into all the world, preaching and teaching and making disciples and teaching them all that he has commanded us, that all might have the opportunity for salvation.

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