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Archive for June, 2013
Tags: Christ, Epistle to the Ephesians, God, Gospel of Matthew, Jesus, Lord, Samaria, Satan
Hello Everyone, Today I want to introduce you to another Blogger that has caught my attention that I believe will be of interest to all of my readers.
I also want to say that every one of you know how I feel about Obama and how is acting as our President. But after reading this post from Julia Garrison’s blog I believe I have had to readjust my attitude and even though I feel like I do, which there is nothing wrong with how I feel, But what I do need to do is God’s will, not my will.
So here is Julia’s post in its entirety, And do feel free to visit her blog and look around:
“Urgent Message Regarding Submission To Rulers” 1Peter 2:13-17, 21-25
June 7, 2013 by Julia Garrison’s blog
The Lord has called me to tell all brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, that we are to honor our president as it is honoring the Lord. This is not possible with a human being alone, but all things are possible with God. Pray in the name of Jesus to change your heart to honor all those in authority whether they are good or bad because God has anointed them to serve here. The Lord has chosen both good and bad rulers, so we must honor the Lord’s chosen person who is in charge of our nation. God puts people in charge whether they recognize Him or not, for His purpose to serve. 1 Peter 2:13-17, 21-25 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every authority instituted among men; whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Satan deceives and tells lies regarding God’s truth. Even if we don’t agree with our president, we should submit and honor him because when we do, we honor the Lord. The only time to not submit to the authority of a bad ruler is if he or she commands us to deny God, or to do evil. The laws we have in place are against God, however, we are not being commanded or forced into partaking in them. If commanded or by force, we are to resist to do evil and not participate in their ways, even unto the point of death, as we have no fear of death like those who don’t have God. By submitting and honoring those who are in charge is this: we are not retaliating to violence as Jesus taught us, nor do we speak ill against anyone that God has chosen, including those who are against God and do wicked things. Instead, we are taught by the Lord to pray for our enemies which are enemies to God, but seeking Him in prayer for their soul and not to gossip about them, but rather, out of sorrow in our hearts, we need to feel pity for their soul. We need not be concerned about the things of this temporary world, for one day soon it will perish. Our concern must be for those who are enemies to God, the lost and hurting souls who are demon possessed or oppressed and don’t have the hope we have. We being born in the Spirit of God are called to love all people whether they love us or not. Matthew 5:44-45 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous.
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give. Mark 1:27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching-and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him.” Acts 8:4-7 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said. With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many paralytics and cripples were healed. Ephesians 6:10-12 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Romans 6:12-13 Do not, then, allow sin to establish any power over your mortal bodily parts to be as if it were, weapons of evil for the devil’s purposes. But, like men rescued from certain death, put yourselves in God’s hands as weapons of good for his own purposes. This is urgent regarding our enemies who strike us and our brethren in the faith who may cause strife with hardship, so we must take heart these words in Ephesians 4:26-27 , 29-32 In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Check out what happened after someone spray painted the word “Jihad” in 20 foot high letters on a Florida interstate sound barrier!
Tags: Boston, boston marathon, FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Massachusetts State Police
This is an email I received today and thought that all of my readers should take a look at our government and the lies that they put out and understand that we must pray for our government and the leaders in office so that some day they will understand the predicament that they have put us in and turn from their ways and seek God and His Wisdom….
The Congressional delegation investigating Russian intelligence alerts about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2011 returned from Moscow this week with a message that completely misses the point.
If we had had the kind of U.S./Russian cooperation a year ago that we have now, the delegation postulate, the Boston Marathon bombings might have been prevented. According to the Boston Globe, Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee that organized the trip, said that “[the bombing] could have been averted [if] both countries were working together on a much higher level.”
This conclusion, however, is wrong. The Russians did warn the FBI about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and their warnings were quite specific. Based on their own intelligence intercepts, the Russian secret service knew that Tsarnaev was communicating with jihadists in Chechnya, had become a follower of “radical Islam,” and might attempt to travel to Russia to join the Chechnyan “resistance” — something he apparently did, or tried to do, one year later.
So the FBI dutifully interviewed Tsarnaev and his family in January of 2011. When they failed to find any evidence that Tsarnaev had committed, or was about to commit, a crime, they closed his file and forgot all about him. They did not share the Russian warnings with anyone in the Cambridge police department (the city where the Tsarnaevs lived) or the Massachusetts State Police, apparently because becoming a “follower of radical Islam” is not illegal and therefore not something the FBI should worry about.
That’s too bad, because nine months after the warnings — on September 11, 2011, the 10thanniversary of the 9/11 attacks — three men in Tamerlan’s social circle were murdered in the Boston suburb of Waltham under what must have struck local police as highly unusual circumstances. The three — Brendan Mess, Erik Weissman, and Raphael Teken — were found in different parts of their apartment on the morning of September 12, their throats cut so deeply that they had been nearly decapitated. Furthermore, the bodies had been sprinkled with marijuana and money – over $5,000 in cash. One local police officer said that it was the bloodiest crime scene he had ever encountered, and that it looked like something “right out of an al-Qaeda training video.” What it did not look like was a typical “drug-related crime.”
And yet that is how the police apparently treated it. If investigators had asked questions about the victims’ associates, they would certainly have turned up the name of Tamerlan Tsarnaev and possibly also Tamerlan’s younger brother Dzhokhar. Tamerlan was a close friend of Brendan Mess. After the Marathon bombings, in fact, Mess’s family told reporters how puzzled they were that Tamerlan had not attended Brendan’s funeral, since they had once been very close. But apparently the police did not discover this in 2011.
However, even if local police had learned of Tamerlan’s association with the Waltham victims, would they have noted the significance of the 9/11 anniversary, the religion of the victims (two of them were Jews), and the Koranic method of execution — “strike [the unbelievers] on their necks” (Koran 8:12), commonly cited by jihadists when beheading infidels? If so, they might have given Tamerlan the kind of scrutiny that would have turned up the same information that had alarmed the Russians in the first place — Tamerlan’s Youtube page, to name one possibility, featuring jihadist preachers from Lebanon and Chechnya.
Would they then have learned that the FBI had also been interested in Tamerlan Tsarnaev, less than a year earlier, based on warnings from Russian intelligence? Wouldn’t it have been helpful if the FBI had alerted local authorities more broadly to keep an eye on the Tsarnaevs? Had local authorities known these things, and if they had been trained to spot the pattern of jihad crimes and jihad incitement, then Tamerlan Tsarnaev could not long have escaped whatever responsibility he might have shared for the killings in Waltham. He would now be in prison, and the victims of the Marathon bombing would be alive and well.
So it would seem that Russian/U.S. cooperation is not what we need more of, if we are to prevent so-called “lone wolf” terrorist attacks. Rather, we need more cooperation between the FBI and local law enforcement. But what we need most is a greatly enhanced program for educating law enforcement about what jihad means, where it comes from, who promotes it, and how to spot it. We would have had such a program long ago were it not for the baleful influence of the government’s “Muslim outreach partners,” who have convinced government officials that there is no connection between Islamic doctrine and acts of terror. The bloody consequences of such deliberate miseducation are more apparent now than ever before.
Until the police know what to look for, they will never be able to find it, and if they don’t know what it looks like, they won’t be able to see it, even when it is right in front of their noses — even when it looks like something straight out of an al-Qaeda training video.
Dennis Hale teaches political science at Boston College, and is a director of Americans for Peace and Tolerance.
Tags: Bible Study, Christianity, Prophecies, Prophecy, Rapture, Religion and Spirituality
Tags: 1 Thessalonians 4, 2 Thessalonians 2, Christ, God, Great Tribulation, Jesu, Jesus Christ, Luke 21, New King James Version, NKJV, pre tribulation rapture, Rapture, religion, Religious Persecution, Revelation, wrath of god
Pre – Tribulation Rapture
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First and foremost Jesus himself said that the Saints will escape the “Things that shall come to pass” in other words the Great Tribulation.
New King James Version (NKJV) – Courtesy of BibleGateway.com
34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth.36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthyto escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
In Matthew Chapter 24; Luke Chapter 21; & Revelation Chapter 6 – 19 we find the “Things” that we are suppose to escape and they are:
War, Famine, Death, Religious Persecution, Earthquakes, Signs & Wonders in the Heavens, Hail, Fire, & Blood, Sea & Rivers Turned to Blood, Falling Stars, Sun Moon & Stars Darkened, Demons Loosed Upon Earth, Scorching Sun, Dense Darkness, Demons Working Miracles & Satanic Deception.
Second we are fully assured that all Saints will escape the Wrath of God.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
New King James Version (NKJV) – Courtesy of BibleGateway.com
16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.
From this we learn that we are to have comfort from these words and are to comfort others with them as well. But we cannot do that by telling them that they are going to have to go through all of this terrible and horrible wrath first. By telling others anything different we are in essence saying that the Death of Jesus Christ was not sufficient enough for us to stand before God.
How can a person have Salvation that is assuring and vibrant if he/she is not assured that he will spend Eternity in Heaven as a Child of God? And how can you or anyone for that matter have “Blessed Hope” if he knows that he will have to go through Great Tribulation to get there or attain it???…
Third – in 2nd Thessalonians 2:6 – 8 we are fully assured that the body of Believers, (The Church,) will escape the Wrath of God:
2 Thessalonians 2:6-8
King James Version (KJV) – Courtesy of BibleGateway.com
So what hinders the powers of darkness from having full control today? And what really prevents the powers of darkness from revealing the Antichrist at this time?
There are 3 forces that are stopping the Antichrist from being revealed and they are: 1 – Governments, 2 – the Holy Spirit, & 3 – The Church. Lets look at all three of these.
We know that the governments are not going to be removed from this earth, right? They are going to become more prominent as time goes on and especially during the Great Tribulation Period… So truth be told, governments are not going to hinder the Antichrist and will in fact aid and abet him and his program.
We can also say with certainty that the Holy Spirit will not be taken out of this world during the Great Tribulation because in the book of Revelation Chapter 7 Verses 9 – 17 it clearly tells us that there will be multitudes of people saved during this period. How do we know this? Because in John 3:5-8; Eph. 2:18; & Rom. 8:9 we learn that no man is Saved except through the Ministry of the Holy Spirit.
We also know that in Acts 2:17-21 we are clearly told that the Holy Spirit will be present during the Great Tribulation. I am well aware that some teach that the Holy Spirit will be removed during this time but I am praying for all that read this will pray and ask God to reveal the truth in these scriptures to all who seek the truth.
So with 2 out of the 3 hindering causes here and fully in tact during the Great Tribulation we should come to the conclusion that the 3rd restraint is the one that is removed from this earth just before the Tribulation. So the only real cause that is stopping the Antichrist from being revealed at this time is the Church. Once the Church is taken out of the way, or Raptured….
“Then shall the Wicked be revealed.” who is the Antichrist.
Fourth – From Revelation Chapters 4 – 19 we see a total change in God’s Attitude toward mankind. God’s Attitude changes from Mercy, which by the way has been there and taught for thousands of years, to Judgment. The Body of Christ is not seen on earth while God’s Judgment is being poured out upon sin & iniquity.
Absolutely nothing is said about the Church on Earth after Revelation 4:1. We do see the Church mentioned one time and that is in Heaven.
The Wrath of God in not to bring the Church in submission, but the unsaved world.
Next we will learn about the Purpose of the Rapture. Until then God Bless and may all of your studies be under the Guidance of the Holy Spirit….
Tags: antimuslim, human-rights, libya, politics, religion
Hello Everyone, Check out this Email I just read this morning. Pretty Interesting. My son lives is Tennessee, Wonder what he thinks of this….
June 3, 2013
The latest assault on free speech
Tomorrow night (June 4th) a meeting that appears to be unprecedented will take place in Manchester, Tennessee.
A representative of the Department of Justice—a U.S. Attorney—and an FBI agent will appear at a meeting sponsored by a Muslim organization to warn people about speech that is allegedly violating the civil rights of Muslims.
See the Politico story below (highlights and Editor’s Note added).
ACT! for America has already sent an email to our Tennessee list, urging people to show up at this meeting and respectfully express their concerns about this assault on free speech. While we find the Facebook posting described in the story below to be provocative and ill-advised, it is certainly less inflammatory than some of the jihadist speech publicly proclaimed by imams in this country.
|And as Floyd Abrams, a First Amendment expert, points out in the story below, this government effort to intimidate free speech is “just wrong.”|
If you’d like to attend the meeting in Manchester, it will start at 6:30 P.M. and take place at the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center, 147 Hospitality Blvd.
If you can’t attend, you can still take action in two ways!
The global politically correct assault on free speech is in full swing. There’s no guarantee we’ll retain that right if we don’t stand up to defend it.
Feds suggest anti-Muslim speech can be punished
By BYRON TAU |
5/31/13 5:26 PM EDT
A U.S. attorney in Tennessee is reportedly vowing to use federal civil rights statutes to clamp down on offensive and inflammatory speech about Islam.
Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, was quoted by the Tullahoma News this week suggesting that some inflammatory material on Islam might run afoul of federal civil rights laws.
“We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected,” Killian told the newspaper.
Killian, along with the FBI special agent that runs the Knoxville office, are set to speak next week to a special meeting with the local Muslim community, informing them about their rights under federal law.
“This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian said about the meeting. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”
Killian pointed to a recent controversy where a local Tennessee politician posted a photo of a man aiming a shotgun at the camera with the caption “How to wink at a Muslim.”
“If a Muslim had posted ‘How to Wink at a Christian,’ could you imagine what would have happened?” Killian asked, according to the newspaper.
The Department of Justice did not respond Friday to a question about what guidelines it draws concerning offensive speech and Islam, or whether the department believes that civil rights statutes could be used to stifle criticism of Islam.
While threats directed at individuals or small groups can lead to punishment, First Amendment experts expressed doubt that the government has any power to stop offensive material about Islam from circulating.
“He’s just wrong,” said Floyd Abrams, one of the country’s most respected First Amendment attorneys. “The government may, indeed, play a useful and entirely constitutional role in urging people not to engage in speech that amounts to religious discrimination. But it may not, under the First Amendment, prevent or punish speech even if it may be viewed as hostile to a religion.”
“And what it most clearly may not do is to stifle political or social debate, however rambunctious or offensive some may think it is,” Abrams said.
A conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch, accused the Obama administration of using federal law to specifically protect Muslims from criticism.
“In its latest effort to protect followers of Islam in the U.S. the Obama Justice Department warns against using social media to spread information considered inflammatory against Muslims, threatening that it could constitute a violation of civil rights,” the group wrote in a blog post.
In recent years, the federal government has faced difficult questions about how to respond to material posted about Islam and the Prophet Muhammed — especially when the content causes riots or attacks abroad. [EDITOR’S NOTE: NOTICE THIS WORDING, THAT THE CONTENT “CAUSES” RIOTS. SPEECH DOESN’T “CAUSE” RIOTS. IF IT DID, WE’D HAVE RIOTS EVERY DAY ALL OVER AMERICA.]
In 2010, a Christian pastor in Florida, Terry Jones, made international news when he threatened to burn 200 copies of the Koran on the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
The federal government admitted it was powerless to stop Jones, though President Barack Obama condemned the idea. Jones backed off from his September attempt, but later burned a Koran in 2012.
A similar controversy erupted when a Coptic Christian man posted the trailer for an anti-Muhammed film online — causing rioting and an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. The Obama administration condemned the attack, while blasting the filmmaker for religious intolerance.