Wednesday, March 31, 2021

A CALL TO ARMS




Biblically speaking, we are soldiers engaged in warfare. Our weapons are not physical, like guns or grenades but they are more powerful than their physical counterparts.

God tells us to suite up! Put on the full armor of God because our battle is not against our political rivals and their socialist agenda. Instead, we find our enemy hiding in the heart and mind of the human host. 

Satan is our enemy and his army is alive and well, infiltrating the thoughts, soul, and spirit of a generation that has been deceived and deprived of the message of salvation. Unfortunately, many Christians downplay spiritual warfare and have inadvertently opened a door to a battlefield that is bolder and more intense than we could have imagined a few decades ago. So what can believers do to counteract this assault?

Get Back to Basic Training. 
Prayer is warfare activity. It is a strategic weapon that should be our first line of defense. Think of prayer as hand to hand combat strategically driven by a passion to see our requests answered. We can pray anywhere, at ant time and with all types of prayers. Just talking to God is a form of prayer. There is no need for formality. "Keep on asking and you will receive." (Matthew 7:7)

Pray without ceasing. 
The Bible teaches us to be in communication with God 24/7.  We are to pray when the enemy is far off and when he is at our door.  In other words keep your weapon loaded and ready. Our ammunition is faith. Our equipment won't fire unless we load this cartridge into the chamber of our hearts. Expect God to answer in his time and his way, no matter how long it takes. "Do not be anxious about anything., but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)

Engage the enemy.
Prayer is an exercise in discipline, faith, and trust. You can't fight unless you trust your Commander in Chief, Jesus Christ. The enemy uses people to carry out his evil plans but we are fighting a spiritual battle that can not be won with human devices. Our best laid plans fail to bring lasting reform. Only God can change a life and he tells us, his soldiers, to pray for our enemies, for those who persecute us, for those who hate us and for those who are eternally lost. The enemy will use whatever obstacles he can to distract us from this mission. When you drop the ball, and chances are you will, pick it up again. Discipline is not about perfection as much as little steps of obedience. "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." (Colossians 4:2)

God is raising up an army. 
Together, like a massive military revolution, we can hold hands across the globe and pray for an outpouring of God's forgiveness and love. Let's turn up the heat and spend some serious time in the trenches, on our knees, praying for God to heal our families, our nation and our world. He promises to hear and answer us. "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." (2 Chronicles 7:14)



Saturday, February 20, 2021

AMERICAN POLITICS 2021


A few years ago I was not all that interested in what went on in Washington D.C., but even a weak patriot like me realized if I didn't step up to the plate my children and grandchildren would inherit this dark political arena. Each law Congress passes proves we are heading into dangerous territory and whether we like it or not the powers to be are annihilating our freedoms. 

In a calculated way, God fearing Americans are the new gladiators in this amphitheater of  injustice.

Each one of us has a part to play no matter how small we measure our arena of influence. Our voices and opinions matter, in our homes, the workplace, schools, and local politics. Make no mistake, the next generation is watching and listening. If we don't speak out the only voices they will hear is the "official narrative" of the shameful deceivers. 

Dare to be different in a culture that thrives on conformity and false information. Stand apart from the bullies who insist you bow to the gods of political correctness. Take part in this fight for the future of our country. Real faith will not sit on the bleachers and watch as our fellow patriots are thrown to the big tech lions, or crucified by the tribunal of democratic puppets. Real faith will always do something.

Above all...TAKE HEART.  "Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord."( Psalm 34: 24)

"This is the worst time to fold. This is the worst time to doubt. Fear is not an option." (Mario Murillo)

 

 


 
 

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

INTO THE UNKNOWN

Moving forward into the uncertainty of 2021 we need to make a choice. Will we gaze into the crystal ball the news media and our political leaders predict is coming on the horizon or will we fearlessly stand on the promises of God.  "Therefore, be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming." Matthew 24:42
 
Many of us feel abandoned right now and wonder where God is hiding in this mess we call America. Personally, I believe God is standing right next to us as we head into this storm. God gave us His instruction manual, the Bible, to help us navigate through the lies and deceit of our current culture. Looking at the condition of our country we can no longer sugarcoat God's Word to appease hardened hearts and deaf ears. Our nation needs God...NOW...and we carry His light of salvation into a dark and spiritually empty world. 
 
The book of Hebrews encourages believers to stand strong when the world's pressure is greatest. We need to encourage and comfort each other but we also need to warn those who are drifting away. The Bible never teaches us that we won't suffer, face persecution, trials, and affliction because of our beliefs. ( 1Thessalonians 3:2-3 ) The battle is going to get more intense and we must be ready and aware of the signs of a spiritual problem in ourselves and others.
 
As we can see, some people only want to hear bits and pieces of the Gospel message while ignoring what they deem antiquated and irrelevant to our new 'cancel culture.' They tune out and make God's truth fit a narrative of their own making. God warns us that if we ignore his precepts we will start to drift away from sound teaching, abandon the faith, and accept doctrines that demons teach. (1 Timothy 4:1)
 
Granted, our new spiritual guides think they have it all figured out, they think they no longer need God to guide them, but that kind of arrogance equals failure. Cling to the Word of God found in the Bible and don't believe every new teaching that comes down the pipe. Check your beliefs against what the Bible teaches and reject ideologies that don't align with God's truth. I have no idea what tomorrow will bring but I do know God's word alone will stand the test of time.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

LOOK AT LIFE THROUGH HEAVENS EYES


 Have you ever taken a walk in the snow when the flurries first start falling? Everything is so quiet and serene, like you have entered another universe. If you take the time to listen, snow has its own distinct melody... like the whisper of God. 

 With the 2020 holiday season upon us and lockdowns a reality in certain states, it might take some deliberate mental resets to take our thoughts from despair to hope. Sometimes, all we need is to add a little supernatural to our natural to keep our lives in perspective. 

So...here are "a few of my favorite things" to encourage you to look at your life through heavens eyes.

God said "I will," 

Strengthen you when you are weak, help you when you can't go on, uphold you when you fall, protect you from your fears, bless you and give you peace, prosper you and give you success, forgive you and wipe the slate clean each day, heal you mentally and physically, and set you free.  He promises us in His word that no obstacle in life can keep us from His love. 

This is how much God  loved the world: He gave his Son, so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. (MSG John 3: 16) 



  


 

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

TODAY'S FALSE PROPHETS

When you tune into the news and listen to the talking heads you might feel intimidated by what the left is force- feeding the American people. This new regime want's to defund the police, criminalize law abiding citizens, and tell conservative voters how to think while they censor what we say if it does not fit their Marxist narrative. 

As patriots we cannot allow this tyranny to continue. Our great nation is at a turning point and if we expect to continue to live in the greatest country on earth we must protect our faith, liberty, and freedoms.

I believe, by the mercy of God, we have been given one last chance to stand before the mob and hold our ground. The media wants us to cave to 'crisis fatigue' by beating us down with their lies. The fake news tries to incite fear, discouragement, and despair in the hope of distracting us from the truth of the Democrats agenda to change the structure of our country into their socialist utopia. Don't fall for it.

We only have a few weeks before the most important presidential election in our lifetime. The false prophets will try anything to sway the vote and will continue to rattle their swords in our faces. Yes, the battlefield looks like we are outnumbered but we serve the God our country was founded on. Instead of dropping our weapons and hiding from the chaos, we should be laying this crisis before the throne of  God in prayer. He hears and delivers his people. [Psalm 145; 19 ESV]

Just like in the days of Isaiah when the greatest army in the world sent their messengers to blaspheme God and his people with threats of defeat and destruction we are not to listen. King Hezekiah knew his nation was on the brink of collapse so he sought God for help. His prayer mattered. His faith mattered. Your prayers and faith matter. Hezekiah dared to believe the impossible, refusing to surrender to fear and unbelief. Because of his faith the unstoppable coup ended and the undefeated army was destroyed. (Isaiah 37)

We are the silent majority. We are the red wave rising. We are growing stronger by the day. Don't sit back and think your prayers and your vote won't matter, we need YOU. Against all odds, against every expectation American Patriots will rise from the voting booth victorious.  

And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O'er THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE! 

Vote Republican November 3, 2020


 

 


 


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

COURAGE IS CONTAGIOUS



Many of us are outraged by the circumstances our nation has fallen into this year. Conservative voices have been marginalized and we are  bullied by the left in an attempt to frighten us into quiet submission.

But like a roaring lion the silent majority has come out of hiding making our voices a force to be reckoned with.  Every day American patriots are pushing back against the left wing political mob. We are taking back ground we lost to politicians who want to change our country into a counterfeit nation.

I am excited to see many 'woke' voters joining the march of truth, liberty, and freedom. But as great as our new bravado looks, we could be blindsided by those who want to keep their power and socialist agenda and will stop at nothing to get what they want.

We should expect the battle to intensify. The battlefield looks bad right now, but if  we stay the course the tide can shift at any point. This is not the hour to drop our guard. Instead, we must stay vigilant in prayer because it is our best defense for pulling down strongholds (ideas that do not line up with God's word). We can and will rise above these circumstances if we stay focused on what is vital and of real value.  God. Family. Country.  

Now is our time...STAND UP AND ROAR!

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 I will forgive their sin and heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14







Wednesday, July 1, 2020

SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE 2020

There is good news and bad news as we hit the midway point in 2020. The good news is we're almost to the end! The bad ...we still have six months to go. Now that I stated the obvious, let's take stock of where we are headed.

It doesn't matter if you're registered Red or Blue, because its a black and white issue. Our country is divided politically, racially, and culturally and like it or not we are headed into the biggest upheaval we have witnessed in our lifetimes. Not a pleasant thought, so I have compiled three ways we can try to handle the turbulence our nation has fallen into without becoming shark chum.

  • #1...DON'T PANIC! I think it has become clear that our government and science has failed us. We can't afford to spent time looking to 'the experts' for answers. The scientists are as confused as we are and our representatives have made mandates that are slanted against law abiding citizens. Some of our so called leaders are contributing to the chaos by allowing violence and murder to rule our streets. The good news is, no matter what may come out of this current disorder, God is still in control and has a plan for our future. Most of our country's problems stem from individuals turning away from God. Each person makes a choice but it's up to the church (us) to get the word of salvation out there. God's mandate is still the same. Jesus told us to be fishers of men. The fish have changed a lot over the years but sharks are fish...right?
  • #2...PAY ATTENTION! Don't tell yourself socialism will never come to this country. Be awake! We need change but our troubles are more dangerous than some political differences. We have entered the War Zone and are engaged in a spiritual battle. Make no mistake friends, this war calls for spiritual weapons. Put on the Full Armor of God! (Ephesians 6: 10-17) Christians are God's warriors in the army of Jesus Christ and it's time to Suit Up! I'm talking about prayer and fasting. We need revival in this country and it won't come until God's people really get on their knees and fight.
  • #3..BE INTENTIONAL! When we pray, think of those who are lost. Just as it was in the days of Noah, before the flood,  people are oblivious to God's coming judgement. (Matthew 24: 37-39)  Be that one person who believes Jesus will return when we least expect Him, and begin to look at this madness with a different motivation. God has given each one of us a fishing pole. There are many sharks to be fished out of this dirty water and saved for eternity. 
"When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a (battle) standard against him."( Isaiah 59: 19)