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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Where Are The Watchmen (Part 2)

Where Are The Watchmen (Part 2)

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 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 for die for their sin and I will hold you accountable for their blood. But if you do warn them 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 33:7-9 NIV

Where are the wicked, O Lord that I might warn them to give up their wickedness? If we believe we are called to be watchmen, this should be our daily cry–where are they so we can warn them and not have to be concerned about their blood being on us.

This one truth I have learned long ago: My job is tell people what God said; I do not have to convince them, they have a right to accept or reject what is said. If I don’t tell them what God says, then I put myself in jeopardy, and no one–absolutely no one–is worth me losing my mansion in heaven.

Therefore, I will continue to sing His praises and telling the world–every chance I get–confess, repent, and seek a better relationship with Him. This is especially true of those in the White House. Every day, more information is revealed that there is indeed collusion, coordination, cooperation, participation with Russia and that Russia has been instrumental in installing the current resident. Someone needs to sit down with history books, the Constitution, the Declaration of the Independence, and the Bill of Rights, read and understand in order to help this country move forward with a better understanding of what a Patriot really is. A Patriot cares about the country and will stand upright, ready to fight for country, more than aligning themselves with a president.

Here’s the Word from God–though paraphrased for contemporary use–for all the GOP including trump and clan.

Confess

I will keep saying this until the evil is removed from the White House and sanity is restored across the nation. Though wickedness may reign for a moment, its time is coming and all the world shall see how God deals with those who commit wickedness against His people.

Please continue to read Ezekiel 33 for I shall continue with Part 3, another day. Sometimes, we simply need to meditate on segments until they are deeply rooted in our hearts so we’ll know how to move forward.

In the meantime, I shall continue laying the foundation–alerting the masses that I’m running for president and seeking their support. I believe as an Everyday American, with no Russian ties, no political baggage and no celebrity status that I can and will serve Americans well.

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Wickedness!

Wickedness!

Peter answered: “May your money perish with you, because you thought you could buy the gift of God with money! You have no part or share in this ministry, because your heart is not right before God. Repent of this wickedness and pray to the Lord in the hope that he may forgive you for having such a thought in your heart. For I see that you are full of bitterness and captive to sin.” Then Simon answered, “Pray to the Lord for me so that nothing you have said may happen to me.” Acts 8:20-24 NIV

Bitterness does reign in the heart of the #WHidiot and we know because he keeps trying to deflect and distract by tweeting foolishness. It is wickedness that drives him–the desire to control and have power over people and now that he can’t have his way, he continues to blow dog whistles, hoping to ignite his supporters to come to his rescue–and he’s using his tweets as a signal to Putin–now that he understands “monitoring” designed to protect the presidency from foreign actors.

Look–check your heart and know what resides within and when you care about the condition of your heart others will either reap the benefits of what is within or the consequences. Don’t allow bitterness to drive you in any direction that takes the focus off what we are supposed to do that will benefit the poor and the needy.

Accept the fact (not the fake) that we do not have a model of Christianity in the White House. We don’t even have a good model of a “good man” in the White House. All we see on a daily basis is a blubbering, petulant toddler-in-chief whose only goal is to keep the media attention on him and way from the investigations into his Russian Connections. It’s a smokescreen folks! He’s getting scared and so is resorting to “pre-election” tactics that are the same tactics employed by Russia to create doubt and confusion.

We’re not confused nor do we doubt there was collusion between the trumptrain and Russia. The truth will be known and nothing his wicked little heart can devise will stop it.

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Is There a Noah In The Earth?

Is There a Noah In The Earth?

The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. The LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. So the LORD said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. Genesis 6:5-9 NIV

Only the physically blind and physically deaf would not know about all the wickedness in the land, residing in the hearts of people–determined to do evil. This is not the first time this has happened and it probably won’t be the last, but when there is at least one–who has found favor with God, there is yet hope for humanity.

We know because of God’s Word that He has already determined there is a remnant who will be saved, but do we know how to be part of that remnant? Is there a Noah–someone who is righteous, blameless among the people, and walking faithfully with God? Have we strayed so far from God that none can hold back God’s wrath?

Whenever we read The Word, we must open our hearts to hear God speak to us and know that nothing that occurs in our world that surprises God.

God is not surprised by the legalization of living in opposition to His Word. He’s had a remedy for that before now, and it’s written in His Word.

He’s not surprised by the political contamination that promotes bigotry and hatred and the abuse of women. He’s dealt with that before now.

He’s not surprised by children turning against parents and parents killing their own children. He’s addressed that in His Word.

Whatever happens in our lifetime, has already been addressed and when we know The Lord and have a relationship with Him, we will hear Him when He warns us; we will find favor with God.

With all of the animosity generated by a political campaign, I’m praying for wisdom to be poured out into the hearts of all so sanity and peace will reside in the land. I’m praying for those who know God to continue to seek Him in all we do and all that is being done to glorify Him, not man or woman.

Whenever we forsake God and His Word, we create an environment for evil to creep in and take over those who do not know God. As long as there are people who refuse to acknowledge God and live according to His Word, we will always be subjected to the rise of wickedness in the land. I have faith–in God and mankind–and that we shall find favor with God and He will use those of us who know Him to be the remedy that establishes a safety zone for all who believe.

We should all be Noahs–walking blamelessly before God, living righteously, and finding favor in His sight. Are we, can we, shall we be the Noahs that God showers us with favor?

On The Journey–Zayin!

Remember the word to Your servant,
Upon which You have caused me to hope.

This is my comfort in my affliction,
For Your word has given me life.

The proud have me in great derision,
Yet I do not turn aside from Your law.

I remembered Your judgments of old, O LORD,
And have comforted myself.

Indignation has taken hold of me
Because of the wicked, who forsake Your law.

Your statutes have been my songs
In the house of my pilgrimage.

I remember Your name in the night, O LORD,
And I keep Your law.

This has become mine,
Because I kept Your precepts. Psalm 119:49-56 NKJV

The seventh letter and the seventh stanza continue with the writer’s communion with God.

Can we say–of our own relationship with God through Jesus Christ–that we spend time communing with God–acknowledging Him for all He has done and how we feel about Him?

That’s what the writer is doing. He tells God that His Word has given him hope and comfort when everyone else around him chooses to mock him. And he declares that no matter how other people act, he will hold fast to God’s laws and principles.

Do we hold onto God’s Word to comfort us in times of upheaval and derision by those who have forsaken God (if they ever knew Him)? Are we determined to maintain God’s principles in our lives no matter what others do?

Do we become righteously indignant when we see wickedness perpetrated by others or do we simply sit back and watch? The writer says he becomes indignant and remembers God’s judgments. Do we?

It is apparent from some of the events decided by the justices Supreme Court that they have either forgotten or never knew God. Any time we call what God has called evil or wicked right and what God has called right–evil or wicked–we openly declare our opposition to God’s Word and for those who proclaim to Believe God to accept wickedness instead of God’s Word, shame on us!

Where is our righteous indignation? Do we not remember God’s judgments over a people who distorted His intent for mankind in years gone by? Do we not understand that wickedness approved in high places opens the door for wickedness to abide in the hearts of people in all places? If ever there was a time for us to understand why the world is in the condition it is in, we need to look no further than those in positions of leadership and see what they have done to cause God to remove His hand of protection from us.

There may be a remnant–a small group of people–who will adhere to God’s Word no matter what because we understand that without God’s Word to guide us in all we do–there is nothing left but chaos. There are those of us who do take comfort in God’s Word and are determined to spread His Word and live according to it–no matter what the prince of the earth instills in the hearts of those who follow evil.

We’re singing songs about God’s goodness, grace and mercy, while the evil one promotes injustice and ungodliness. We’re holding onto all God has promised us in His Word, staunchly looking forward and refusing to give ground to the enemy’s ploys in our lives. We are calling upon The Lord late at night, early in the morning and throughout the day for we know, there is no other name by which we can be saved other than the name of Jesus!

Are we yet–as the writer is–totally aware of how God wants us to live and determined to be obedient to Him?

God’s People Are Never Ashamed of Their Faith in Him!

“You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the LORD your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed.” (Joel 2:26 NIV)

“Let the weak say I am strong and the poor say I am rich because of what The Lord has done.”

God’s promises through all the prophets are just as true today as they were when they were first uttered. They are still speaking to us when we hear and obey The Word of God! The hungry will have plenty to eat and praise The Lord for His filling them and all of God’s people (those from then until now) will never be ashamed for acknowledging Him as their source of plenty. No where in the Word does God say, the “rich” will inherit anything other than trouble. Not that He has a problem with people being rich–monetarily, but He would prefer we all be rich in mercy, love, and forgiveness–as He is, so should we be.

Through our obedience to God’s Word,we put ourselves in position to not just be blessed, but to stay blessed so we can bless others. Though the wicked may “appear” to prosper, their prosperity will not last and they will be exposed in the light of day for all of their wickedness. We see this in the media when the corporate moguls are exposed for wrong doing and then end up in prison. We see this when politicians who side with wickedness end up exposed for all their wrong doing. But none of this should surprise us since we know that “wickedness in high places” exist and we are in a war–that cannot be fought in the natural, but in the Spirit.

We can expect–to be blessed–beyond our imagination when we hear and obey God in all things. It does not matter what people say or think; it does not matter what godless judges think or say, or how they attempt to change God’s intent for mankind–our job is to obey God, rather than man. For man has not heaven or hell for us and we should not allow them to influence us in living in opposition to God’s Word.

If we truly studied history, we would discover that man’s ills have all been a result of disobedience to God. When we exclude God in the things we do, He lets us and then–like those who came before us–some recognize our error and plead with God to step in and make things better. We could save ourselves a lot of time and grief if we simply chose to obey Him in the first place. But then–some would never call upon Him, acknowledging His existence.

Since we who believe know to do better, we should be doing better–in promoting the Gospel, sharing our faith and God’s love, and in convincing by example that our God is an Awesome God–who will not allow His people to suffer when they obey Him!

Let’s get “this party” started–share His love with all you meet and greet and encourage them to develop a right relationship with Him, receiving all His many benefits. Glory Hallelujah!