Where Are The Watchmen (Part 4)

Where Are The Watchmen (Part 4)

“Therefore, son of man, say to your people, ‘If someone who is righteous disobeys, that person’s former righteousness will count for nothing. And if some who is wicked repents, that person’s former wickedness will not bring condemnation. The righteous person who sins will not be allowed to live even though they were formerly righteous.’ If I tell a righteous person that they will surely live, but then they trust in their righteousness and do evil, none of the righteous things that person has done will be remembered; they will die for the evil they have done. And if I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ but they then turn away from their sin and do is just and right–if they give back what they took in pledge for a loan, return what they have stolen, follow the decrees that give life, and do no evil–that person will surely live; they will not die. None of the sins that person has committed will be remembered against them. They have done what is just and right; they will surely live. Ezekiel 33:12-16 NIV

It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not keep it.

The sinner has a better chance of making it to heaven once they repent–turning completely away from their sin and turning to God than the self-righteous who claimed to know God and yet will not live according to God’s ways–loving all!

What we see in Washington with the religious-right GOP (including trump is neither a Christian or Republican)–are those who proclaim to know God, yet do not know how to live Godly lives.

We know from God’s Word that He hates liars and lies.

We know from God’s Word that when the righteous turn to evil, they have lost their claim to heaven.

We know from God’s Word that He came down to earth in the likeness of sinful flesh to take sin upon Himself so we might be saved.

We know from God’s Word that it is better for us if we never claim to know God than to claim to know Him and then reject His ways.

This is what happens when we study God’s Word: we know! Only those who never study, never understand, can refute the truth of God’s Word and humiliate themselves in front of others. 

My take from the above-mentioned passage of scripture is that Pence is leading the pack (Sessions, Gorsuch, Ryan, McConnell, et al) of those who claim to be righteous, but are trusting in their own righteousness and rejecting God’s Word–to love. If they were truly righteous, they would defend the rights of the poor and the needy, embrace all human life and encourage love for one another. This is not what they do. They make distinctions as to who they’ll care about and who they’ll reject. They choose corporations and generous donors over the needs of Everyday Americans.

At the moment, they (GOP) are rejecting: any and all persons who do not look like them, worship like them or live like them. Though they claim to be “pro-life” they are actually, pro-fetus because they care less about the life after it appears and we know this by all the legislation they promote that denies access to healthcare for the poor, education for the poor, and opportunity to gain wealth since they want to hoard all the wealth for themselves.

The GOP want to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that serves the poor and women. They claim their stance against abortion is why, but if they impede women from having access to birth control and other services that helps to keep living (cancer screening, etc.), they prove they are misogynistic and nowhere in the Bible are we told to mistreat women.

So, in Christ Jesus (those believing and living according to His Word) you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:26-29 NIV (parenthetical is mine).

We know that many of the “religious-right” confuse Old Testament historical knowledge with “contemporary application,” but that’s because they do not understand what their relationship with Christ should produce.  Yes, we can look back at what God said through the prophets and apply what much is said to us in the 21st Century. That is for our understanding, not our doing. God used the prophets to speak to the people “before” He appeared in the earth. It is because of His appearance in the earth and His return to heaven, leaving behind His Spirit–that we can “all” have access to Him, directly.

Okay, I know some will be offended by what I’ve already said, but I will not retract any of it. People are offended by truth especially when truth reveals their hypocrisy. I will speak His truth no matter how many are offended for people have neither heaven or hell for me–only God does. I’m not sacrificing my mansion to appease people. And those who do–turn from righteousness to wickedness and evil–have a place reserved for them, too– in the lake of fire.

We should carefully consider who we put into positions of authority and power and know by their love for others whether or not they belong to Christ. If they have no love for others, they cannot rightfully claim a relationship with Christ. Pause and meditate on that and willingly receive truth about the nation’s leaders in Washington. Time to make a change.

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Where Are The Watchmen? (Part 3)

Where Are The Watchmen? (Part 3)

Son of man, say to the Israelites, “This is what you are saying: “Our offenses and sins weigh us down, and we are wasting away because of them. How then can we live?” ‘Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?” Ezekiel 33:10,11 NIV

If we are–born-again, true Believers and know we are Spiritual Israel–do we hear Ezekiel speaking to us now?

For those who are truly Believers and know their role as watchman, we hear and we must continue to warn the people to turn from their evil ways. Turn now, while they yet have a chance.

I’m going to go on the wall today, beseeching the Republican Congress to turn–turn from the wickedness that allowed them to sit in Congress today; turn from the evil they put into the White House, and turn back to God–acting with integrity and knowing how to live as Christ wants us to live.

Turn–from the evil that keeps them from seeing the devastation they wish to put upon the poor and needy, depriving them of the ability to live long healthy lives.

Turn–from the evil of greed and corrupt riches and see God in all they do, knowing our God is not concerned with material riches, but the state of the soul in all things.

Turn–from having a blind eye, disavowing everything revealed about the current evil that resides in the White House and all they do to erode democracy.

Turn–from being obsessed with power–illegitimately obtained with the help of Russian hacking and disinformation.

Turn–from disavowing truth with deflections, distractions, denials, and distortions created in the minds of evil people who will face truth.

Turn–from feeding main stream media misinformation and outright lies just to support talking points of a deluded party.

Turn–from misleading the gullible and creating an atmosphere for their continued frenzy of hatred and bigotry.

Turn–from the loyalty to party and turn back to loyalty to country, upholding your oaths of office.

Turn–from trying to appease corporate donors and the wealthiest of the population when it will bring ruin to many families.

Turn–from promoting attitudes of superiority, feeding the hate-filled frenzy of the white supremacists and other hate groups.

Turn–from thinking that God is not watching or has turned a blind eye to the lies and corruption bubbling over on a daily basis.

God is not mocked and knows the heart and intent of everyone–those who believe in Him, obey Him and those who don’t.

The Republican-led Congress is not doing anything to benefit Americans, but to destroy American democracy to appease a madman who knows no truth, and will sell America to the highest bidder, which happens to be Russia–to compensate for his debt to them.

How long O Republicans will you not do your jobs? How long O Republicans will you allow 22 million Americans to suffer? How long O Republicans will it take for you to admit your role in the corrupted 2016 Election? How long will you deny participation in the most devastating corruption of a Presidential election of our times. How long? How long? How long will it take you to turn back to God–confessing, repenting, and resigning? Is saving face by going along with the foolishness more important than saving our democracy?

You have a responsibility to America to do what’s best for all Americans and if you abdicate your responsibility, whatever happens to you is what you deserve.

I’m seeking the support of every American, regardless of political affiliation to support my run for president in the 2020 election. I am more than qualified to fill the position per Constitutional requirements and understand how government runs, have no Russian ties or Connections, no political baggage to lug around, love to read and write and don’t play golf. I am wise enough to know what I don’t know and to seek the expertise of those who do know and heed sound advice. My integrity does not have a price tag attached nor do I cave to intimidation or bribes. If this sounds like the type of person you want for president, please let me know I can count on you when I declare my candidacy, officially, at a later date.

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Looking Ahead!

Looking Ahead!

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Revelation 21:1-8 NIV

Are we getting closer to the end–as we know it–and the beginning as God has shown it us?

The answer to this question will vary depending upon who is being asked. For those who cannot see beyond the moment and are living in despair–they would say we’re getting closer to the end. For those who understand that we cannot reach the end of a goal without moving forward, intuitively (naturally and spiritually), they would say, this is the simply the means to get to the new beginning God has promised.

While I refuse to live in despair or be fearful of the things I see, I am also not afraid to speak truth and warn others to be vigilant in all they do. As a watchman, I must be brave and courageous and speak truth whether people want to hear it or not. For if the warning is heard and acknowledged and things fall apart–people will be prepared to make adjustments–including fighting back or taking other precautions in how they live. If people choose to ignore the warnings and are surprised by the outcome of any event, their folly is on them–the watchmen is free from judgment.

Ezekiel said it best–if watchmen see danger and do not warn the people–their blood (any loss of life) is on the watchman’s hands. If the watchmen warn the people of impending danger and the people ignore the watchmen, their blood is on their hands (whatever the consequences are).

I have warned people for months of impending dangers of having a total novice in the White House–one who has never sacrificed anything in his life to serve others–one who has never seen the importance of serving others–one who has never served in public office to accomplish anything worthwhile for others. And yet, in spite of the warnings, church folks–those who claim to know God–lied on God and convinced others to vote for a man who does not know God and avoided serving in the military with trumped up excuses and is now the Commander-in-chief of the same military he refused to serve.

The same man–of which I warned people about for months–has now determined that those with mental illness have the right purchase guns. The coal-miners can go back to polluting surrounding water supplies in order to make a buck. The economic sanctions have been lifted against Russia even though they undermined our democratic process by hacking into a political party’s system (both). Legal immigrants have been impeded from traveling back to the United States because of a fearful, impetuous man–who gave no thought to his actions by implementing an unnecessary ban against a religion. White Supremacists and the KKK have been removed from the “terror watch” list in order to accommodate the systematic suppression of rights of all Americans. Civilians in Yemen have lost their lives and one Navy Seal lost and others endangered because the man with no experience, decided to consult with others with no experience, and carried out a raid without sufficient information from those with knowledge.

The pro-lifers who claim that life is precious from the beginning of conception, have no concern about the lives of human beings after they arrive from the womb. This they have proven, time-after-time. They deregulate corporate policies designed for the production of safety–in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink–just to make corporations rich at the risk of our health. They polarize the country with fear and lies about the healthcare system so all would be covered-without a replacement and without concern about the health of the nation. And yet they say–they are “pro-life.” What a hypocrisy!

Arrogance and ego governing in any capacity is a dangerous thing as we are about to see with his–bullying tactics–against those who are in a position to fight back and win.

In spite of the stupidity that abounds–I will trust in the Lord and I will continue to warn people of the plots of evil that surround us–especially about those who are plotting a military coup. We know this because of all the events unfolding from the placement of Bannon on the National Security Council, to the eliminating of background checks for gun purchases for mentally unstable, to the isolation engendered by keeping other world leaders antagonized against us. Those who hear God–know what is coming ahead, but we also know–no weapon formed against those who belong to God–will have any lasting effect to harm us.

Look ahead–keeping God’s Word in focus–and doing whatever God says to do–being assured of obtaining all He has promised.

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Speaking As Approved By God!

Speaking As Approved By God!

For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority. Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. I Thessalonians 2:3-8 NIV

As a messenger of God for Gospel of Jesus Christ and a watchman, committed to telling the truth as God shows it to me and warning of impending danger, loving all unconditionally as He has commands, I declare at this moment, I will not ever write to please men, but as God speaks to my heart.

For I have noticed, through observation and actual experience that when we attempt to please men, we fall short for we can never please all the people all the time–nor at the same time. So, I’ve learned to not try pleasing people for it is a futile exercise and time waster. Since I don’t know how much time I have left on the earth, I choose not to waste my time with the silliness and irrelevance of trying to please people. For which person–clothed in flesh covered bones–has heaven or hell for me? Not one person has heaven or hell for me, therefore, I do not have to please people. However, if a person is pleased by what I do or say in my determination to please God–so be it. But my goal–is pleasing God–not people.

A caring mother or father would will always provide the child they love with instructions to keep them safe from harm and directions to keep them on a path of success in life. That’s exactly what the bible does for all who love God and claim Him as our Father and Jesus as Lord of our lives and Savior. Though they are one in purpose, I understand the distinction of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Indeed, I trust my Father to speak to my heart at all times and Holy Spirit to deliver the fully interpreted message in a way I can understand it and share it. For I recognize the way of God and His Holy language is past my understanding and I need Holy Spirit to help me rightly discern what is being said.

With the bible–written by men as God spoke to them–we have the blueprint that should be the guide to how we live. Before men began writing, God was speaking to those He chose to be His messengers and scribes wrote as instructed. Since Jesus returned to heaven after completing His mission on earth, we–everyone who believes–all have access to hearing God through Holy Spirit if we are willing to hear. Understand, when God speaks to our heart, Holy Spirit interprets so our minds will accept what is being spoken to us. Unless Holy Spirit interprets what is said–we veer off the path that God plans for us to travel and when people “think” on their own about what is right, chaos ensues.

Does not The Word remind us that, “in the multitude of counselors there is safety?” And in other passages (in Proverbs) we are warned that those who scorn knowledge will soon provoke destruction and unfortunately, the destruction will not just destroy them, but others.

I’m praying daily, almost hourly when time permits–that in the coming days the electors in our Electoral College will have hearts to hear God speak and vote the voice of the people and acknowledge the popular vote. For the mandate of this election is the voice of the people and the electors should honor their voice. Though there are some who will not agree with what I’ve just said, they’re entitled. I’m looking forward and see nothing but destruction with a president who cares nothing for protocol or dignity, integrity and honor. When the destruction comes, if our electors are not willing to hear God, it will impact all our lives and like those fleeing Aleppo, we might be next–fleeing one city after the other, but the real problem will be–where will we go?

Lord, speak to the hearts of those in position to make a decision that will impact all our lives either positively or negatively. Allow every elector in the Electoral College to see beyond the moment of their vote, so they will understand the importance of our having a future without chaos and more hatred and bigotry, marring the landscape for generations to come. Speak to the heart of every child You claim as Yours, creating in them a desire to please You and not men. I pray that every one of Your children will we willing to hear and act upon all You say so we can enjoy peace in the land–for all mankind. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!

Three Days Later!

Three Days Later!

About that time Hezekiah became deathly ill, and the prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to visit him. He gave the king this message: “This is what the LORD says: Set your affairs in order, for you are going to die. You will not recover from this illness.” When Hezekiah heard this, he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the LORD, “Remember, O LORD, how I have always been faithful to you and have served you single-mindedly, always doing what pleases you.” Then he broke down and wept bitterly. But before Isaiah had left the middle courtyard,[fn] this message came to him from the LORD: “Go back to Hezekiah, the leader of my people. Tell him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of your ancestor David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears. I will heal you, and three days from now you will get out of bed and go to the Temple of the LORD. I will add fifteen years to your life, and I will rescue you and this city from the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my own honor and for the sake of my servant David.’” 2 Kings 20:1-6 NLT

For those of us who know how The Lord does things, we know that nothing that ever happens is a surprise to Him and we also know, that if we seek Him, he will alert us to those things to come. That’s Holy Spirit’s job–to remind us of all we have been taught to show us things to come.

God has alerted all those who are truly watchmen–those who stand ready to sound the alarm for the benefit of the people and the alarm has been sounded, but not many are willing to hear and respond because–they’re not the ones sounding it.

Today, is a good day to meditate on God’s Word–seeking a better understanding of His character, and determining to make a change in our own. If we are willing to seek God and Him alone–not the news outlets or radio talk shows–God can and will reveal to us those things to come and how we should conduct ourselves–as ambassadors of Jesus Christ.

And in three days–God will do as He has done before–establish a sure path for us all to see His miracles–changed hearts, changed behaviors, and changed mindsets–determined to serve Him.

I’ll return to my regular blogging in three days and I pray, while I’m praying for a miracle, that whoever reads this, will also pray for me–to act upon the courage I know God will instill in me to do as He says to do.

Why Wisdom Calls From The Wall!

Why Wisdom Calls From The Wall!

Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech: “How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? Repent at my rebuke! Then I will pour out my thoughts to you, I will make known to you my teachings.” Proverbs 1:20-23 NIV

When people do evil deeds–behind the scenes–and think they will never be discovered, their hidden agenda is exposed and known to all. But Wisdom calls aloud–openly for all to hear so there is no mistake about what she says and when wisdom is ignored, chaos and confusion usually abound.

The walled cities of old were built with space for those who were watching over the city to alert of any dangers to walk around the entire city–on top of the walls. The elevation of course was a means for sound to carry far and for the watchmen to see danger coming from a distance. This is one of the reasons why we are told about the watchman through Ezekiel–and God holding the watchman responsible for not alerting the people to danger when they saw danger coming. Basically the way it reads is this: If we are warned of danger and ignore the warning, then our calamity (bloodshed) is on our hands. If we are not warned of impending danger, then the calamity (bloodshed) is on the watchman’s hands.

Have we been warned of calamity by those given watch over us who know The Word and see the impending danger? Are we heeding the warnings or are we ignoring them? Do we even know who the watchman is in our lives?

The watchmen–all who give warnings about impending dangers based upon The Word–are those who spread The Word and the warnings about living in opposition to The Word. Most people look to their pastors or church leaders to be their watchman, but unfortunately, too many church leaders are ignoring the danger and actually succumbing to popular opinion and political correctness–in lieu of obeying The Word. The calamity that falls upon all who listen to them will be on their hands.

But all is not lost! There are many watchmen–in cyberspace and other physical places who are not afraid to speak God’s Truth and will warn and have warned of the dangers of succumbing to popular opinion and political correctness that does not align with God’s Word. When people ignore those telling the truth, the calamity they are bound to experience is on them, not those who sounded the alarm.

And this is why wisdom speaks openly from the top of the wall–to be heard–not ignored, not ashamed of speaking truth–sounding the alarm when impending danger is sighted. But fools and mockers ignore wisdom in order to enjoy their folly and they are caught in their own snares, they call for help, but no help is near.

When we choose to ignore warnings of impending danger and do what we want to do instead of obeying God, He will not hear us–unless we repent of our wayward behavior. Wisdom is on the wall, speaking openly, not hiding like those who plan evil. Listen and obey!

Never Silent!

“I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the LORD, give yourselves no rest,” (Isaiah 62:6 NIV)

During those ancient years when a city was built with high walls surrounding it and a tower, watchmen were assigned to keep guard over the city and when they saw danger coming (an attack by the enemy), they were to warn the residents of the city so they would prepare for battle to defend it. When they saw the enemy coming, they were to sound an alarm–usually a loud blast from a trumpet or other horn. This assignment was important since lives could be lost and entire cities captured.

Today, there are still watchmen assigned to sound the alarm when they see coming danger of an attack by the enemy. Since there are no more “cities with high walls” per se (but the walls of hearts), the alarm must be sounded through whatever venue is available in order to save lives and to keep people from being captured and held in bondage by the enemy. The problem is–not many are listening to the watchmen who have indeed sounded the alarm–warning people of the dangers of being captured by the enemy of man–Satan–and being held bondage to sin. We, who are watchmen, observing the times and aligning them with The Word, will not be held accountable for people not listening when we speak God’s Truth. If they choose to ignore us, their blood will be on their hands.

“But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes someone’s life, that person’s life will be taken because of their sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for their blood. When I say to the wicked, ‘You wicked person, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade them from their ways, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn the wicked person to turn from their ways and they do not do so, they will die for their sin, though you yourself will be saved.”(Ezekiel 33:6,8,9 NIV–Best understood if entire chapters are read)

This is “The Word of The Lord” and woe unto to us if we do not hear and obey!

So though there may be those who would prefer seeing a “feel-good, sugar-coated” message, I am appointed to warn and I will never stay silent about what God says or how He wants us to live. I love encouraging people to seek Him, love Him, obey Him, and receive all the benefits He has for us, but when I see the destruction the enemy has planned, I must also warn people not to be deceived by those trying to changing the intent of God’s Word. All Believers must study The Word for themselves and understand God’s intent for inspiring men to write what He wanted us to know. There are many who are hearing God, and warning people about the impending dangers of being influenced by Satan. However, not many are heeding the warning because their flesh speaks louder.

Watchmen, Watchmen–Sound The Alarm and Let it be known–Danger approaches and lives will be lost–if the warning is not heeded–change is coming and no man will able to stem the tide of devastation we will experience, if we don’t turn from our wicked ways and seek The Lord to forgive us and live as He desires!