The Precious Children- 1

I will pick up on this theme in part 2 of our precious children. I would ask for prayer for children everywhere that they remain safe and secure with loving parents. Oh Lord put a hedge of protection around our children and keep them safe from any and all harm. In Jesus name. Amen!

Government and Politics- 5

The word therefore is key here because it brings the previous four verses to an apparent conclusion. The second key word to this verse is must. It places a key emphasis on obedience to the whole matter of this conclusion. One must be in subjection to the person that God has put in Authority. There is not even one iota of wiggle room here. The populace must be in subjection to the authority that God has put in charge. Then God puts the clause in as to why. The first Clause is to avoid his Wrath. The his in question is not the authority’s Wrath but God’s Wrath which can be significant or worse. But then God provides us with a better reason. We are to obey for the sake of conscience. God doesn’t want us to feel bad for a poor decision or to not obey the authority. If we choose not to obey our conscience will be troubled in some manner for it’s only human to do so. God always wants us to make the right decision so our conscience is not in question. Is this happening today? Not really especially from the opposite party. They are voting as a block to withhold any support from the president. And the strange thing to the American people is that things are going pretty well right now. Remember how everyone thought that a Democrat would be winning the White House? All the polls had Hillary Clinton winning and the Press was saying the same thing. Well as Gomer Pyle might say, surprise surprise! Now all the polls are saying that the Democrats are poised to take the House and Senate. That doesn’t make sense because if Americans are happy with the authority, why would they not keep his party in power to continue the good times? Are these polls controlled by the Press to get rid of this president? Keep in mind what verse 5 says. To obey to avoid God’s Wrath which the Democratic Party might face in November. Scripture does not lie. If for no other reason the American public must cast their vote for the sake of their conscience and not for any political party. I hope you have enjoyed the series.


Government and Politics- 2


Who are the people that resist the government? It is God who gives these leaders their Authority. Just yesterday in a cabinet meeting, President Trump began the session with prayer for our nation. It truly needs it. On one hand, in the swamp, as the president so labels it, there is the obstructionist Democrats who vote as a block against the president no matter what the issue. Are they really for positive change in Washington? On the other hand is the president himself who changes his mind quickly and uses Twitter as his mouthpiece which I do not believe is suitable for a president of the United States. Turmoil seems to be the order of the day in Washington. Then you throw into that mess the Press.

The Free Press in our country is out of control. It would seem that they Bleed Blue, Democratic blue. They try to make President Trump look as bad as possible. Our press is a laughing stock in the world. It would seem the president draws a negative press wherever he goes but the president’s people back him soundly. While President Trump’s approval rating is rising Congress and the Senate remain low with the Press coming in last place. With everything surrounding president Trump going on behind the scenes there’s an effort to remove him from office backed by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. This drama gets no press coverage and that is a disgrace. A free press should cover all the stories without bias and yet sometimes it focuses on garbage news not worthy of our press while they ignore larger issues at hand. One of those bizarre nuances of the press is how they report a story fully and then say, we have not been able to confirm this source with whatever Network they’re servingwa. That’s like putting the Wagon in front we of the horse. The press needs to be more responsible because they are Their Own Worst Enemy. Fake news is the order.of the day and it seems to be working for the Press. Sooner or later our Free Press will not be trusted whatsoever by anyone. That is the mess and it’s happening in Washington today. Reflect back on the scripture for today. Those that resist the ordinance of God bring Swift destruction on themselves. If God put president Trump in control of the country, as he had done previously with Barack Obama, how should the people react? Recall the first king of Israel. God told the people what kind of King Saul would be and it wasn’t pretty people. The people wanted to be like all the other nations around them and so they voted Saul in and the Lord out. Saul was just as the Lord prophesied he would be. One of the best lines in 1st Samuel was they have not rejected you but they have rejected me says the Lord. Next I will focus on how we should behave toward the president of the United States.

Spiritual Pruning- Part Two

John 15 provides us with the information we need on pruning. Unlike other faith’s or religions without Christ you can do nothing. All those other groups can absolutely do nothing. They are only fooling themselves. Take a personal inventory of what needs to be pruned in your life? When God prunes it does hurt a little. It reminds me of Hebrews 12 and discipline. No chastening seems to be joyful for the moment, but Grievous, but afterward it yields the Peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Have you been trained to endure pruning in your life? After pruning away the dead branches in your life, how fruitful will you become? Take root downward and bear fruit upward. Make your yield great for God. By way of an update, I have pruned this website about 40% so far and still working on it. This was the perfect topic to provide you an update. To date I pruned about 250 articles which are no longer here.

Spiritual Pruning- Part One

On my family property in Michigan we used to have an orchard of apples, pears, and cherries. Occasionally we had to prune back the branches to get more fruit. I’m sure the tree, if it could talk, would be groaning because pruning can be painful, not so much for the actual tree, but for you and me. Pruning is different then discipline. Spiritual discipline is to correct error while pruning is to bear fruit of a spiritual nature such as the Fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5. I should add that without the Fruit of the Spirit the gifts of the Spirit are meaningless. Where in these statistics do you find yourself? More importantly, are you willing for God to prune you? And what areas of your life need pruning the bear more fruit? We shall pick up there in part 2.

Be of Good Courage

Be strong and o2f good courage and be not afraid or dismayed. God does not send us a spirit of fear and here Joshua encourages us not to be afraid. Why do we become afraid? Fear sometimes grips us tighter than a vice. The devil sends us fear so that we will not trust God. Be of good courage. What a wonderful statement! Where have I heard that word before? John 16:33 says, In Christ you have peace, in the world you will have tribulation, but be of good courage for I have overcome the world. Be of good courage! The world will send us troubles and pressures but in Christ we can overcome the world as he did. I will go to bed tonight with these words on my mind. Be of good courage.

Weather Report

gods-ways-2-728 Most people don’t think about this very much but did you know that God controls the weather? Yes, we have all those fancy satellites and weather equipment but it is God who moves the weather about the Earth for his pleasure. Nahum 1:3 says that God has his way in the Whirlwind and in the storm. Not the national Weather Service’s way, but his way.13783 I find this passage from Job very interesting. God uses weather for correction. Since the 1960s, abortion has been legalized, homosexual marriage is permitted, murders and violence have increased, and drug use is out of sight. Little Wonder why the United States has seen an increase in tornadoes and hurricanes, not to mention floods due to heavy rainfall. God is trying to get the attention of America. For he also causes the weather to come for his land or for mercy. Maybe America will wake up and see God’s hand in their weather affecting our nation.GOD+CONTROLS+CLIMATE+CHANG

The LOVE Manual- 1

1st Corinthians 13 gives a great description of what love is. Faith, hope, and love abide, these three, but the greatest of these is love.

The above is an outstanding description of what love is all about. How would you have answered each of those questions? You see, that is the love test. What a great spiritual exercise that would be between you and your significant other. I have often said to husbands that you are to to love your wife as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. What Higher Love could you offer your wife than that? Wives are to be submissive to their husbands as to the Lord. I would each of you fare in that regard

In the bedroom you are equal. How often have you heard, not now I have a headache or I was too busy at work tonight? God is an equal opportunity Lord. I will continue this discussion in part 2 when I turn to the book called the song of Solomon.


Immigration and Assimilation- 2

Article 4 section 4 of the Constitution of the United States states that the United States is a republic and not a democracy. America is governed by the Constitution supposedly. Islamic immigrants to our country demand that Shahira law accompany them to our Shores. If they desire that law so much, why did they leave their native country to come to America? Assimilation plays a key role in immigration. One’s cultural aspects may be blended into our system but not one’s cultural laws for we have our own laws governed by the Constitution of the United States. If you opt for your own legal system why would you come to America? A cultural blend adds to America’s culture but we don’t need a new legal code as our constitution stands apart quite nicely. It covers our means of governance. English should also be a requirement for citizenship. Immigrants need to acclimate to our governance and not the other way around. They need to blend into our society adding what they can to make it better. America is a nation of immigrants but only according to our governance and according to our constitution as nothing else will do.

What does the Bible say about Illegal Immigration?-

Are you familiar with this poem? It is found on the Statue of Liberty Overlooking New York Harbor. Give me your tired your poor. What does this mean according to the laws of the land? Can any country take in the immigrants of the entire world without limitation or restraint? The Bible is quite clear on immigration. But largely under the law.

Mishpat is a Hebrew word for rule-of-law. That means that immigration must be connected to law and that the term illegal immigration must be addressed. What does the word illegal mean? Not according to law. Every Sovereign Nation has laws otherwise it becomes a lawless Nation. The United States, for example, has a process for immigration under the laws of the land. My grandparents came into the United States from Lithuania under proper immigration law. They just didn’t come here and claim they were citizens. They had to go through the process of becoming citizens. Every Sovereign Nation deals with this issue. Can you imagine a country like Romania taking in every single immigrantsii in the world? The United States has laws to deal with immigration in the proper format. Even our country has limits to what they can do. Yet when immigrants cross the border illegally they should not be imprisoned in cages but should be dealt with humanely.

The Democratic Party wants open borders so perhaps they should bear the responsibility of adopting an immigrant family until they can feed and clothe themselves and support themselves lawfully. Has this ever been addressed by our country? One difficulty is there would be a language barrier at first. Reeducation at an older age can be difficult. There are also cultural differences to be considered. I will go into more of that in part 2.

Fear of the Lord

What exactly is the fear of the Lord? On Everybody Loves Raymond Robert was once asked that and he said, we have the fear of the Lord we’re all scared to death. That is not the meaning of the phrase. Quite the opposite in fact. It is a reverence of his holiness. Are you aware that many ministers call themselves Reverend?

God is the only one that should be called reverend.

We should all be Halloween his name in glory honor and praise. The reverence of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And knowledge of the Lord is understanding. How much knowledge of the Lord do you possess? How often do you meet together in his word? He is there right now waiting for you. Come let us reason together says the Lord.

Media FALSE Witness

I love it when the media reports a story and then says, NBC cannot confirm this report. They put the cart before the horse. They first report the story and then say they can’t confirm it but the public already heard it. Do you see the hypocracy here? Look at these statistics! The key to the commandment about bearing false witness is the word FALSE. Yet they hope the word may be confirmed. This is news reporting at its worst. The public hears what they have to say and then as an afterthought they say they haven’t confirmed the story or the source. When fake news hits the media here’s what happens. An Avalanche of false stories come about. News reporting has got it wrong as they can’t wait to get a breaking story first on the air. If it’s missing all the facts so what? The news media is more interested in ratings than in truth. Matt Lauer of NBC News found out what it’s like to be on the receiving end of news that is half true. It’s similar to the New Apostolic Reformation which has a 20% accuracy rate on their predictions. Yet they want to be taken seriously. How many believers are in the news media? Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Good scriptural truth but is anyone out there listening?

Soil and Water- 1

The seed is planted on hard soil and that thus is blown away by the wind. It never had a chance to take root. This is similar to the first water depth in Ezekiel 47. For a novice swimmer, they go into ankle-deep water and get scared. They run back onto land. It’s hard to swim in ankle-deep water. And it’s nearly impossible to plant seed on hard ground with no moisture. It would be a collective waste of time to do so. All your effort would come to nothing. What of the next soil and water depth? That comes your way in part 2