Saturday, March 07, 2009

End Time Deception will begin in the Evangelical and Mainline Churches

It grieves me to see it. I watch, read, follow and investigate church movements, church trends.

Some of them are very disturbing. Some Churches are solid as a rock theologically. They are founded on the word of God. They are without repentance regarding the Truths of the word.

Then there are churches where segments of the Church denominationally are solid. One such would be the dividing Anglican Church in America. Another would be the Catholic Churches. For those who trust the Word of God they are on solid ground. There may be others.

Sadly that is not the case with many liberal and mainline evangelical groups.

Most Pentecostal churches would be on solid ground, but even there deception can exist. I think it is good if they as a church are accountable to someone.

Conservative Reformed fellowships, Lutheran Churches Mo Synod and Wisconsin Synod would be hard to deceive. Seventh Day Adventists. Some Baptist, not all. Nazarenes.

Those are good solid well grounded fellowships.

Then there are others who wear other titles who are adrift.

I believe the difference is the spiritual gift of discernment and the esteem for the infallible word of the Living God in the Bible.

Without those two elements deception will come.

The enemy of faith is reason leading to relativism. That's why many Christians in the last election voted for people who are not Godly leaders. They are proving to be people who may even name the name of Jesus but without submission.

If these people do not repent the judgement on them will be double. It's coming. Watch out for the wolves in Sheep's Clothing standing up and leading people to perdition in churches. Get your spiritual gift of Discernment sharpened up. Study the word to be approved. If it doesn't pass thru the screen of God's word, it's bogus.

One other thing, I am NOT quick to condemn new expressions of radical Christianity. Some of the Emergent Church movement is of God. I am NOT ready to pillory Rick Warren or Willow Creek.

It's not them.

It's so called theologians and people with PhD's (Piled higher and deeper) who have become deceived by the books and classes they attend. The devil loves to mislead leaders. Then they do the work for him. Many Christian Colleges are filled with misleaders who have been misled.

Watch out, Mark them well, look carefully. Paul told us that:
Romans 16:
17Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

18For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.

19For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.

20And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

I pray the God of Peace will Crush these misleaders from Satan under his feet shortly.

Did you know it ONLY costs 6 Billion Dollars to build a Nuclear Power Plant?

That would be 4 plants in Auto Bailouts.

That would be 10 plants in AIG ratholes.

That would be 8 plants in Citybank / BOA toilet flushes

That would be a hundred plants in porkulus stimulus projects.

Instead we have squandered it all away and have nothing to show for it.

Does anyone anywhere get this?? Do they even care?


That's what my friend Keith posted today. He's absolutely right. We have fools in government now.

This can't end well.

Oh, and this is all part of a power grab strategy. How can we fool them today. That's the mantra. This is nearly evil.

"Raise Your Voice and Prophesy HOPE"

Garris Elkins:

"But as a terebinth or oak tree leaves a stump when it is cut down, so Israel's stump will be a holy seed."
Isaiah 6:13

Garris ElkinsThis verse hung in the air as I read it and contemplated the current financial environment that is creating fear in the hearts of people. As I read this verse, the Lord spoke to me:

"I am raising up a host of prophets who will prophesy hope to the seed that remains in the stump. I never leave a stump without a seed. This seed contains the DNA of My life. It is activated and brought to life by hope. Raise your voice and speak hope to the seed that remains. The seed is waiting for the sound of hope. Do not focus on the stump. The stump only carries the seed.

"This present devastation is temporary. Words of hope are anchored in eternity. Rise up and stand before the stump just as My servant Noah did when I asked him to build the Ark. You will look foolish to those who only see the stump, but I will grow the seed and the tree will stand again. Prophesy to My seed."

Something Must Fill the Void

This word from the Lord has a cultural context that we need to understand. We are in a time when the word of hope will have a new level of power and anointing.

In my years of ministry, I have been able to travel to many nations. I have seen the Church in a western affluent setting and I have seen the Church in jungles and worshipped in open-walled huts sitting on split-rail pews that were tree logs in their former lives.

In our western cultures we have discretionary time. This time is that extra part of our day that is not devoted to simply surviving—getting water, finding food and avoiding disease. In this extra space we have the opportunity to read, play sports, watch TV, go on vacation, buy things, and develop the skills required for a hobby. Entire portions of our culture supports itself from the existence of this core of time.

The shrinking of this discretionary core of a culture affects everything. A consumer culture survives on the financial well-being of people who live and recreate within this core. If you don't believe it, talk to car dealers today who used to bank on people buying new cars every few years, or the clothing manufacturer who hasn't seen the volume in sales of casual attire he used to see, or the small town business owner whose profit margin is gone along with the shoppers who used to shop as a form of recreation.

People in many developing countries have only one set of work clothes to wear in the field during the week and then an old suit or a hand-me-down dress that was given to them from some western missionary clothes bin. They wear their "good clothes" to go to church on Sunday. For these people there is no discretionary middle. Today, some of these people are not only found in third world nations—they live among us as the working poor in our communities.

The cultural shift in which most of the western world now finds itself is a time of great opportunity for the Church. As the core of leisure time shrinks and the ability to fund that time also diminishes, many people will come face to face with a growing emptiness that can lead to fear and panic. Something must fill that void. This is the time for the Church to speak into the emptiness and prophesy hope.

Hope Activates the Seed Within

Just as there remains a natural DNA in the stump of a felled tree, there remains in each life, felled by crisis, the DNA of God that is waiting to bring resurrection life to what appears to be dead.

As Isaiah was receiving his call as a prophet, the majority of the people in his world did not fully understand God and did not live for Him. That did not stop God. He was waiting to bring His love to His people if they would turn back to Him. It is the kindness of God that leads us to repentance. He always works with the willing remnant seed. That is why He ended Isaiah 6 with the words of verse 13, "But as a terebinth or oak tree leaves a stump when it is cut down, so Israel's stump will be a holy seed."

As you walk in your city today, God will bring you face to face with people whose lives resemble tree stumps. We live in a culture of fallen trees. God has sent His Church into the streets to prophesy hope to the seed that is housed in a decaying stump of human brokenness.

As the old tree stump rots away, a new season of growth will emerge because words of hope activated the seed within.

Garris Elkins
Living Waters Church

Friday, March 06, 2009

Heather Clark is one of my favorite Worship Leaders

If you google her name and just play lot's of you tube stuff she does, you will be able to dwell in the Secret Place for a while.

Oh, that all people of God could worship like this in response to the anointing like this. That's my hope and Prayer.

Al Gore comes out from under his rock and clucks like a chicken

Al Gore wants no one to disagree with him. If you do he has no intention of discussing it. He is a demagogue of the first order.

Those who believe this man are foolish indeed.

You can read what caused me to have this opinion of him, AGAIN.

He is a dangerous man.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Indoctrination of upcoming voters


Now it's time to expand the myth of the Great Leader. North Korea got nothing on us.

This will make you nauseous, so be careful. They are showing to your children. They have NO SHAME.

Keith Olberman is a Phony - but you knew that

I always appreciate Ann Coulter's fine balanced appraisal of the situation. OK, I'm Kidding a little. But, Keith Olbermaniac's rants are so over the top that when he is shown up for the phony he really is, it's a pleasure. This from ANN really puts dummy Olbermaniac in his place. He's a toad.

Olbermann's Plastic Ivy
Fortunately, we have Keith Olbermann to point out that Rush Limbaugh did not accurately quote the preamble to the Constitution in his CPAC speech last weekend. I'm not sure what scam Olbermann imagined Rush was trying to put over on the American people by saying conservatives believed in the "preamble to the Constitution" and then quoting words from the Declaration of Independence -- but Olbermann put an end to that cruel deception!

These small-time opportunities to show off by correcting someone else's teeny-tiny mistakes are the lifeblood of Olbermann's MSNBC show, "Countdown." Olbermann is no more capable of not correcting Rep. Charlie Rangel when he said "inferred," but meant "implied," than an obsessive compulsive could pass a sink without washing his hands.

There is utterly no purpose to these lame "gotchas," except that Olbermann is so desperately insecure that he is willing to waste valuable airtime in order to convince other status-conscious idiots that he is, like, scary-smart.

Olbermann relentlessly attacked low-level Bush administration employee Monica Goodling for not going to a name-dropping college, saying -- approximately 1 million times -- that she got her law degree "by sending 100 box tops to Religious Lunatic University."

I would venture to say that the students at Goodling's law school at Regent University are far more impressive than those at the Cornell agriculture school -- the land-grant, non-Ivy League school Keith attended.

I wouldn't mention it, except that Olbermann savages anyone who didn't go to an impressive college. As it happens, he didn't go to an impressive college, either.

If you've ever watched any three nights of his show, you know that Olbermann went to Cornell. But he always forgets to mention that he went to the school that offers classes in milking and bovine management.

Indeed, Keith is constantly lying about his nonexistent "Ivy League" education, boasting to Playboy magazine, for example: "My Ivy League education taught me how to cut corners, skim books and take an idea and write 15 pages on it, and also how to work all day at the Cornell radio station and never actually go to class."

Except Keith didn't go to the Ivy League Cornell; he went to the Old MacDonald Cornell.

The real Cornell, the School of Arts and Sciences (average SAT: 1,325; acceptance rate: 1 in 6 applicants), is the only Ivy League school at Cornell and the only one that grants a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Keith went to an affiliated state college at Cornell, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (average SAT: about that of pulling guards at the University of South Carolina; acceptance rate: 1 of every 1.01 applicants).

Olbermann's incessant lying about having an "Ivy League education" when he went to the non-Ivy League ag school at Cornell would be like a graduate of the Yale locksmithing school boasting about being a "Yale man."

Among the graduates of the Ivy League Cornell are Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas Pynchon, Paul Wolfowitz, E.B. White, Sanford I. Weill, Floyd Abrams, Kurt Vonnegut, Douglas Ginsburg, Janet Reno, Henry Heimlich and Harold Bloom.

Graduates of the ag school include David LeNeveu of the Anaheim Ducks, Mitch Carefoot of the Phoenix RoadRunners, Darren Eliot, former professional hockey player, and Joe Nieuwendyk, multiple Stanley Cup winner.

One begins to understand why Harvard students threw a chicken on the ice during Cornell's famous rout of Harvard at a 1973 hockey game.

If you actually want to pursue a career related to agriculture, there is no better school than the Cornell ag school. I have nothing but admiration for the farmers and aspiring veterinarians at the ag school. They didn't go there just to have "Cornell" on their resumes.

In addition to the farmers, there are some smart kids who go to the ag school -- as there are at all state universities. But most people who majored in "communications" at an ag school don't act like Marshall Scholars or go around mocking graduates of Regent University Law School.

The sort of insecurity that would force you to always say "trebled" instead of "tripled" could only come from a communications major with massive status anxiety, like Keith. Without even looking it up, I am confident that Harvard, Yale and Princeton do not offer degrees in "communications." I know there is no "communications" major at the Ivy League Cornell.

"Communications" is a major, along with "recreation science," most commonly associated with linemen at USC. But at least the linemen can throw a football, which Keith cannot because his mother decided he was not physically robust enough to play outdoors as a child.

It may seem cruel to reveal the true college of someone who already wakes up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat worried that he's a fraud. But I believe that by pointing out that Olbermann actually is a fraud, I am liberating him.

You may not realize it now, Keith, but you will look back on this day and say, "That was the best thing that ever happened to me!"

Finally, you can stop pretending that you went to the hard-to-get-into Cornell.

Now you won't have to quickly change the subject whenever people idly remark that they didn't know it was possible to major in "communications" at an Ivy League school.

No longer will you have to aggressively bring up Cornell when it has nothing to do with the conversation.

Relax, Keith. Now you can let people like you for you.

God will Forgive You but you MUST REPENT

A lot of Christians voted for Barack Obama for President. I have hopes God will use him mightily. My concern is he is influenced and controlled by evil forces determined to take our nation into a dark hole of socialism, government control and the embracing of all forms of evil like Same Sex marriage, Rampant Abortion as evidenced by the appointment of Kathleen Sibelius to HHS and corruption by Union Thugs intent on controlling the economy to enrich themselves at the expense of others.

I know many who read this blog voted for Obama. Some of you are Christians. If you are a Christian and Read This Blog you can still repent of your error and God will forgive you.

Of course he forgives a drunk driver too, but the drunk driver still goes to jail, still loses his licence, still pays a fine. There are consequences to rebellion and sin.

The vote for Obama in light of his obvious and daily revealed agenda for our country can now be accurately described as rebellion against the spirit of God. Sin.

God will forgive IF YOU REPENT. If you do not.....

Either way you and I together will now suffer the consequence of our national rebellion. God help us all.

One commentator in a joking way asked if God would forgive him if he voted for Obama. Another was incensed that I questioned the Christianity of people who in the full light of day and without intentional ignorance voted for him and still named the name of Jesus.

Now, with the Sibelius nomination, I want to ask simply this.

Are YOU in need of repentance? Did you vote for MORE abortion freedom in the country you are part of?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Baal 7-7-07 = Dow -777

Watch this and think about the fact that on the first of The Jewish New Year, in the year of 9 which is a number of Judgment, September 29 2008 first day of the Jewish new year. 440 days exactly from this proclamation. 7 years from September 11, 2001, The Dow Jones Average dropped 777 points exactly in ONE DAY, the NEW YEAR OF 9. Like God saying, you asked for BAAL to be brought down on 7-7-07, I have done it.

Baal is being judged. Our world is entering a new age. The old passes away. If you have spiritual eyes and ears to hear you will see exactly why I know for certain that the God of the Universe is putting things back in Order. Evenso Come Lord Jesus.

Magical Thinking

You may not know the term. It's the idea that one event is related to something as an indicator. A rabbit's foot considered lucky, lucky penny, wearing the same socks you wore the last time your team won, icons, symbols. All magical thinking.

Sometimes in Christian circles we engage in magical thinking. Rather than having Faith in Jesus and his love and purpose for us we use symbolic things. I don't wear a cross around my neck, not that I'm against it, but sometimes christian symbols can be talismans.

These two articles are really good. If you read both of them you will grasp the idea of what happens when people believe in magical thinking.

It happens when people believe in myths and rumors too. The carburetor that gets 200 miles per gallon. The car that runs on pure water. The magnet that goes around a grain elevator and makes the grain germinate better. I saw this one in Saskatchewan some years ago. Magical thinking. Many health food stores would never survive without magical thinking. Most supplements sold are magical thinking supplements.

Much foolish policy comes from magical thinking. Some of our economic policies are caused by it to our detriment.

Some of the energy schemes that the government has supported and endorsed are nothing different from holding up a crucifix to ward off evil spirits. Wind power for energy is one such. It doesn't work and never will except as a localized supplemental power source. Someone is going to get make a great deal of money someday digging up and removing all these stupid magical thinking wind farms. Solar power has hope, but there are magical thinkers there too.

There are people who so believe in magic that they think a little credit card sized solar cell will attach to the top of your car and you will drive for free. Or that a fuel pellet will be dropped in the gas tank and you will drive a million miles for nothing.

Our current occupant of the white house was elected by people that believed in magical thinking rather than common sense. I remember asking supporters of Obama what it is that he had ever done that made him qualified to be the President. They couldn't tell me. They just knew that if we elected this icon, this human talisman that all our problems would be solved. So we did. And the man is so far out of his league and underwater that I don't know if he will EVER surface.

Irrational or Magical Thinking can lead a person to behave and respond to events with all kinds of anxiety. The global warming cooling or something balderdash alive in the world today is just Magical Thinking. That human activity causes the climate change is the kind of unrelated event association that creates magical thinking error.

My advice today if I have some, is stay away from myths and rumors. Paul advised his son in the Lord, Timothy to beware of Magical Thinking:
1 Timothy 1:4 Do not pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith. AND 4:7 Refuse profane and old wives' fables. The foolish myths and legends of the heathen, and also the marvelous additions which Jewish rabbis had made to the Old Testament. Reject all these

It's still good advice. If Paul were writing to us today he might say, "Don't be seduced by magical thinking"..

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Macy Gray sings a great Love Song

Somehow I think this is more than a song about love. I identify with all this.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Let's let Florida, Minnesota and Illinois run all the elections from now on

We have an amazing election system. All the votes you can buy alive or dead.

The Al Franken Norm Coleman Fiasco has firmly placed Minnesota, land of 10,000 fraudulent votes, right up there along side Florida and Illinois (Vote Early Vote Often).

Isn't this fun?

A Great Love Song

When I lived in Germany, before Peggy came to live there too, I was lonesome. This song didn't help much. I would listen to it and choke up. Then listen again.

I would translate but without the translation it is more beautiful. Let it speak to you.

Peter Maffay is a big star in Germany. I have several of his CDs. He's getting older and despite the great love songs he's on his 4th marriage. The song says: I love you Deeper and Deeper, Deeper with you. English is a poor love language. It's far more beautiful in German. There are many things you can say in German that do NOT translate at all. Anyway, if by chance you speak German, this is a wonderful love song.

This is not the New Deal - This is an inside invasion

Not the Spirit of the New Deal
Maimon Schwarzschild

It's already a cliche, among supporters and opponents alike, that Obama and the Democrats are modeling themselves on FDR's New Deal. There are some similarities (mostly worrisome ones) but there are big differences too. A crucial difference is that the New Dealers - and liberals and leftists generally in the first half of the twentieth century - really believed that greatly increased government power would be good for growth and would usher in a bigger, stronger, more prosperous economy. The key word was "planning", and the idea that the "anarchy" of free markets was inefficient and held back prosperity.

Almost no serious person, I think, believes these things today. It's not that everyone has actually read Hayek - though everyone should - but the fundamental perception has penetrated that millions of minds and entrepreneurs will do better over time than a command and control economy. And most people have at least some realization of the "public choice" idea: that the political class will tend to exercise power in its own interest, corruptly in the long run if it can get away with it, and no more disinterestedly or altruistically than anyone else or any other interest group would do.

There are different streams of ideas on today's political left than there were in the 1930s. There is the idea that prosperity and growth are bad: bad for the "planet", hostile to the environment, vulgar, and linked to immoral individualism. There is the idea that a humbler, poorer, less powerful America would be a good thing. These are fundamentally pessimistic ideas, pessimistic about America at least: very different from the buoyant and self-confident (if sometimes, or often, misguided) outlook of FDR and the liberals and leftists who made the New Deal (and who went on to fight the Second World War.)

The spirit of the Obama-Pelosi "stimulus", and the conscious atmosphere of corruption and payoff that surrounds it, is consistent with today's negative, if not sour, leftist worldview. The New Dealers believed they were building a more "scientific" and much more prosperous world. There was a great deal of genuine idealism among them. Today's triumphant political class does not seriously imagine that it will promote economic growth and prosperity. The political class is, at best, ambivalent about whether it even wants such things. What today's political class wants is a massive transfer of power and money to itself. This is what the "stimulus", and much else that will follow, is openly intended to do. If there were a spirit of optimism and generosity and idealism about it, as there was among the New Dealers, there would at least be reason to hope that things wouldn't quickly degenerate into corruption. It seems to me that there is little such spirit, or none at all, today.

What will be the consequences for America and the rest of the world? Claudia Rosett puts it well:

Europe — sclerotic, bureaucratized and social-democratized – has for decades enjoyed the protection, inventions and security afforded by its more laissez-faire, strapping, and exuberant cousin across the Pond, the United States. America, with its free markets, its market incentives, and its relatively large private sector, has been the engine of global growth. America’s system, based fundamentally on individual risk and responsibility, has been the great incubator of innovations that have become the staples of the modern age — from medical advances, to computers, to the Internet and beyond. Around the world, people have benefited in ways beyond measure.

All that energy poured into progress is likely to fade, as America devolves into a nation of carbon-capped civil servants, tending to a much-shrunken private sector, and a growing line of people on the dole. However high-flying President Obama’s rhetoric, he can’t re-engineer human nature. If you tax and subsidize Americans more, they will — like anyone else – produce and create less. In many realms, there will be fewer gains from trade. In the middle of every transaction will be the taxman, or the government regulator. For the dramatic reshaping on which Obama has embarked, the cost will be paid not only in taxes, but in a pervasive souring of climate (and I am not talking about hocus-pocus with the weather).

In short, where there was America the superpower – with its almost bottomless pockets and limitless drive — there will be a shabbier America, quite likely more self-absorbed. There will be a growing vacuum on the world scene. If, a generation into the post-Soviet New World Order, that shift is already underway, we can now expect it to accelerate. Since World War II, America’s capitalist system has allowed it to stand as a bulwark of democracy, provider of security and font of commerce and creativity for the world. Europe has had America at its back. There is no candidate right now to replace America in that role.

But as Rosett says, there are violent and undemocratic forces around the world eager to replace a poorer, humbler America.


March 2nd, 2009 at 7:01 am

The biggest sea change in the history of leftism happened in the 1960’s when leftist stopped being technological and social optimist and switched to being overall pessimist. Prior to the 60’s, leftist viewed western culture and as the bleeding edge of human civilization and the pattern towards which all other cultures would evolve to. Now they view as a lurching horror that needs to emulate preindustrial cultures.

Prior to the 60’s, leftist staked their claim to power on the idea that they could better provide the bounty of modern technology to the masses. After the 60’s, leftist staked their claim to power on the idea that they would protect people from evil technology.

The vision put forward by leftist is a pessimistic one. You listen to leftist and you realize that they’re selling a vision in which our children will live in rabbit warrens without cars and who will dream not of starting their own business but of getting a really good government job.

March 2nd, 2009 at 7:55 am

Is it politically incorrect to suggest that the Left is controlled by countries and guerrillas and terrorists that want to destroy the US? They champion free speech - but only for their own message. They champion freedom of assemble - but only for their own cadres. As Clausewitz points out - the arena of public opinion was a legitimate battlefield in his day and perhaps it is today.

Perhaps the Vietnam War has never ended. Perhaps the Left are still at war, a bloody real war, but they haven’t declared it. Perhaps they see themselves as guerrillas - home grown Che Guevaras. Perhaps this is why the Left proactively argues that it is patriotic. Perhaps it isn’t loyal to our constitution - just loyal to the Land (whatever that means). Perhaps the fog of war has clouded our perception of reality.

Perhaps that is why they attack opposition blogs, radio shows, leaders and supporters with such military precision.

“What if there was a war and they didn’t invite us?” ?” (anti-war bumper sticker, 1969)

We are in for a very tough slog....But I believe in the Spirit of American Ideal and that so many still believe. It's time to take back our country from the enemies of freedom at home and abroad. Wherever we find them. Even when the name on their shirt says Republican... If they are enemies of freedom, we must restore the fallen flag no matter the cost.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Suddenly it's 1980 ABBA

I like ABBA. There I said it. Back in the 80s I used to play it in my living room on the RECORD PLAYER and dance around the room wildly with the volume turned up to 11. Ah Yes....

I was googling the Google Videos and just searched ABBA. Hundreds. I have wasted most of a couple hours watching old songs I loved so much.

Super Trouper is still one of the best.

And so is FRIDA. The brunette. I have a thing for Brunettes. That's why I married one.

If any man doesn't love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. Come, Lord!

First Corinthians 16:22

I didn't write this, Paul the Apostle did.

How does this relate to some present day godless people in office, in congress, in the executive branch, and in State Government. Do we pray for them to succeed? Do we pray for them to win? Do we pray for them to be successful?

It doesn't sound like the Apostle Paul thinks so. Neither does Keith.

What do you think this means?