Be Born Again in the Spirit

'But what saith it? The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in your heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.""

It Is a Freedom Thing

It Is a Freedom Thing

Monday, September 19, 2011

American Religions and Israel

Did you know that a good number of American religions  and Roman ones believe that God is done with the Jew...that He has sealed their fate....that He has no intention of honoring his land covenants with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?  By the was,  Islamists feel the same way...they believe it is their job to finish off the Jew,  as Hitler started. Today, 34 of 192 countries do not recognize Israel's right to exist at all...Palestinians included. Notably!

They call this 'replacement theology'....catholics are guilty of it...mormons are guilty of it...Jehovah Witnesses are guilty of it...and who knows how many more....It is estimated that 100 million Americans believe this nonsense. This immoral stance opens them up to envy of the Jew, a willingness to exact what has always been God's judgement on the Jew.  Does anyone think, honestly, that everything that has befallen the Jew was not permitted by God?  Doesn't a loving father discipline his children?  The miracle of a reborn Israel in 1948 in face of this eternal hatred in the region of the Jew...is jus that a miracle but one foretold by the prophet Ezekiel and job well done as confirmed by Benjamin Netanyahu when he declared Ezekiel, chapter 36 fulfilled.  For sure!

At this point in our history, when all eyes are the economy and the lack of jobs it would be rather simple for me to lay out the folly of Obama's socialistic thrust and to convince those not already convinced that the liberal/progessive push for big government, big brother knows best etc...is flat out wrong.

It is difficult for me to do this again today...and I have been blogging on Agenda 21, Islam, Green and Black Victim theologies for about two years now...difficult now because Israel and the UN simply have to take center stage.  God blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who curse Israel...even today...the Alpha and the Omega does not have to change His mind on these matters since he has seen  the end from the beginning and the beginning from the end...He is not a man whose wisdom is but foolishness....

President Obama is a tad bit upset that, apparently, Mahmoud Abbas and his Palestinian Liberation party is pushing for full UN membership...Palestinian statehood, borders that would push Israel back to before the 6 day war borders in 1967 and East Jerusalem that is home to the most sacred of Jewish and Christian shrines in the world. All of this and still the Palestinians have no intention of changing their charter which states they will always seek the eradication of the Jew from Israel and from the world, if they could.

Obama is upset, or seemingly so, because if Abbas simply pushed for general UN membership, the U.S. could vote nay and for sure over 2/3rds of the corrupt UN would vote yea and the Palestinians would be in,  on a par with say...the vatican.  On the other hand, if they push for full membership as they have suggested they will do then Obama would have to veto it in the security council and therein lies the rub....and Obama has already promised the Palestinians a state by this  past September (2011) .

In my opinion, it is time the Palestinians learn what most awake Americans already know.  You cannot trust anything Obama promises as he is quite the ambidexterous prevaricator...able to lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time.  Obama had hoped to put in place most of his marxist agenda in one term...now it looks like he will need two terms for some of it...thanks to my fellow American patriots and fellow tea party members which are one and the same.  So the rub comes in as Obama tries to get the Palestinians a state while at the same time trying to curry favor with Jewish voters in America.

Sadly, those religions that actually believe this 'replacement theology' stuff...suggesting that God is done with Israel and has displaced them with Christians do not even know their bible.  In layman's terms, God's attitude toward Israel and the Jew is akin to the prodigal son story in the new testament.  The prodigal son went off on his own, wasted away all he had, was wallowing with the pigs and finally figured out that it was better to be home, seek forgiveness and to work is his father's fields like one owing a debt which would be better than his present wallowing ways.

That father...saw his son returning from far off and instructed all to prepare a feast because that 'which was lost is now found'.  This upset the prodigal's brother who was obviously jealous and upset as this seemed so unfair...this brother could not understand the love of a son by the father. 

Religions are that way too. 

Religions are guilty in this vein....the Apostle Paul tells us regarding the Jew..."I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall?  God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.  Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world,  and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness?  For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are of the flesh, and might save some of them.  For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead?

For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches.  And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;  Boast not against the branches.  But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.  Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.  Well, because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith.  Be not highminded, but fear:  For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.

Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but  toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.  And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graff them in again.

For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?

For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.  And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:  For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.  As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes."  Romans 11:11-28.

Until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in....which is after the rapture...which is nearing as near as President Obama is to nearing the destruction of America for cursing Israel.

Do not get me wrong...while I recognize that all religions are man's way of trying to reach God, and that Jesus Christ is God's way of trying to reach man, some, a few religions and independent full gospel churches still do preach salvation as found only in the shed blood of Jesus Christ for the atonement of our sins....and we all have sinned and if we think not then we simply deceive ourselves.  It is in these good places with your brothers and sisters in Christ with whom you should 'assemble yourselves together'.

So many other religions, on the other hand, far beyond this replacement theology declare the "Lordship of Jesus Christ" and yet in practice deny the authority of the bible, His Word.  There are at least 4 major religions, the Presbyterian Church USA, United Church of Christ, the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that accept homosexuals and immoral persons in general as candidates for pastoral ministry. When the gleaning begins...as the good book says, many will hear "....Go away from me, I never knew you".

Still think you are a Christian or that there is such a thing as a Christian religion?  Like Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:7..."Marvel not that I tell ye, ye must be born again in the Spirit".  Salvation comes to individuals alone so I suggest that you not be highminded as God has so eloquently stated but fear for you should know that "For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature; and likewise the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind (a mind void of judgment), to do those things which are not convenient; being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."  Romans 1:26-32.

The state of American religions is terrible...many are neither cold nor hot but merely lukewarm and because this is true, they will be 'spued from the mouth' of God.  As an individual....understand that you are a sinner as all have sinned and fall short of the glory that is God...understand you need a sacrifical lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world...understand and believe in your heart that God has raised Jesus from the dead and then confess Jesus as your Savior with your mouth...because and afterall...'it is with the heart than man believes unto righteousness and it is with the mouth that confession is made unto salvation".  Romans 10:10.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

9/11/2001: From Your Lips to God's Ears

It is 6 am, September 11, 2011...10 years after Islam's assault on New York City, our Pentagon and gratefully, thanks to the heroes on flight 93, that crashed into a Pennsylvania field, nothing else.  Those heroes, more than likely, prevented a fourth strike into either the nation's capitol building or even the white house.

America and the world was assaulted by 21 cowardly terrorists, 19 of which were Saudi Arabian...all of which were Islamic.  America displayed the best of what she can be that day and for quite a while afterward as we tried to piece together just exactly what happened on that infamous date.  We came together, we prayed and we cried...man, did we cry.

Very many people, 10 years later, want to forget and forgive.  Generally, American hearts and spirits stand ready to forgive and yet...without repentance and a willingness to forgive others themselves...there is no forgiveness for Islam...nor can there be and indeed, nor should there be.

Many will remember when a crown prince from Saudi Arabia offered millions of dollars to Mayor Giuliani and New York City and New York City's mayor at that time, to his credit, told the Saudis that they could put that blood money in a really dark place, in which the sun does not shine.  We were proud of Rudy that day and today.

America lost thousands of citizens that day, at the Pentagon, in the World Trade Center buildings knocked down and on all four of those airplanes that Muslims brought down that fateful day.  To their families, to their friends and other loved ones, America offers sincere condolences and for your continued strength in the face of your losses, we offer 'fervent' prayers to our Judeo-Christian God, the God of Abraham, of his son Isaac and his grandson, Jacob...  There is no distance in prayer...from your lips to God's ears...if that distance was from 'Ground Zero' to God's ears or if that distance is from the lips of those still fighting Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan, still in Iraq and many others places including our homeland...the distance is the same.

We must never forget September 11, 2001 and we will not.  Today in New York City, memorial services will be on going less first responders and less anyone willing to bend a knee to that aforementioned God who are not invited to attend today.  Politicians, including the new, New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg, with his many middle eastern financial arrangements, would prefer, I believe, that this date did not fall on their watch precisely because they do not know how to respond.

Today, in churches and synagogues across America and  the world...real Americans will be offering up real prayers to a real God...we will have far more than just 'two in agreement' in our prayers and with God, that constitutes a quorum and He will hear our prayers.

Sadly, 10 years later, our Islamic enemies are unrepentant and quite willing to attack us anywhere and anytime they can...and even more sadly, our political leaders and others would prefer that we stand shoulder to shoulder, not only with each other but also with Imams and other representatives of a murderous, cult of delusion, pretending that we can all simply 'get along'.  Islam has it's own word for the attitude displayed by the likes of Michael Bloomberg...that word is dhimmitude...a surrender to Islam in spirit.

As a Marine, ('64-'73), I remember 9/11/2001....but I also remember the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon so many years before that.  Sadly, this list can be added to, the Cole, the first assaults on our World Trade Center by that blind shiek...and so many others places around the world where freedom loving people are still being murdered today.  Christians in places like Egypt and black Africans in Libya are under continuous assault today, by so-called freedom fighters, members of the Muslim Brotherhood, who have no clue what freedom is.

Political America may wish to sleep on today....I do not....you do not and so we pray to Adonai, the God of our brothers and sisters in peace and as we pray...remember in your vigilance that "Vengeance' is the province of God and "He will repay".  All I can ask my fellow Americans and patriots is that we never forget 9/11/2001 and learn a lesson of that day...a lesson of Islam as this culminates in only one way....in that valley, on that day, outside of Jerusalem.

God bless America!  Pray America...there is no distance in prayer.