Sep 30, 2010
"Obama's Aunt"), was the first interview she has given since being granted asylum in May.
The interviewer, Jonathan Elias, is a correspondent with WBZTV. This is the aunt, Obama so affectionately describes, in his book, "Dreams Of My Father".
It seems, President Obama's favorite Aunt, Zeituni Onyango, 58, first came to the U.S. in 2000, at the age of 48, for a brief visit and has been here now for ten years. She says, before she could return, she became ill and had no return ticket or money. She went into a hospital, and as an alien, of course, all her medical needs were provided free of charge ... to her, not taxpayers. Released from the hospital, she was granted "Government Housing", free to her, not taxpayers. Then, of course, since she was broke, even though her nephew and his pastor were and are millionaires, she was generously given, by happy taxpayers, "Public Assistance" of $700 per month ... free to her ... but not to us taxpayers and Taxachusetts (where Boston is). All this plus food stamps and other benefits, Auntie Zee never got, or needed, a job but is active in all kinds of clubs and free stuff organizations. Ain't America great? All of the above was given her even though she was then an illegal alien. But our Aunt Zee says she had it real rough over those years. She said, "The American Dream" was her "worst Nightmare, a hell of a lot of trouble" she said. That sounds worse than Kenya to me. But she somehow retained a very expensive lawyer who prepared and presented her case to the Judge, for "Asylum" here. She contended that, as a member of a minority tribe, she would be in terrible danger of being "targeted" if she returned to Kenya. The Judge thought not and turned her down but didn't deport her though she was an illegal alien and being supported by taxpayers. Makes a preacher want to cuss. Where is my staff cusser when you need him ? I wonder if I can apply for "asylum from my home country cause I feel "endangered" and "targeted" here. Maybe Mexico would take me or Kenya or Boston. I like that illegal alien pay and benefits.
When Aunt Zee's nephew, Obama, was sworn in as a U.S. Senator in Chicago, she was invited and attended the big celebration. And it came to pass, after many days, that the "Community Organizer" who was now the Junior Senator miraculously became President of the most powerful nation on earth and the richest ... and dumbest ? Again, Aunt Zee was invited and attended the Presidential Inauguration and Huge celebrations. When word of that unbelievable miracle spread through the host, everything in the universe "Changed" and the people had "Hope" for more and more free stuff. Now, that impressed Aunt Zee's big time Lawyer and that small time Judge who had dared turn her down for "Asylum" in the country her Nephew President now owned "lock, stock, and Congress".
Whether the new President dropped a word, to the powers that be, for Aunt Zee or not, we don't know, but her case suddenly became very important. Her expensive Lawyer, whom she swears was "paid for by Heaven", had no trouble convincing the same judge to change his mind in May of this year. He now sees the light .... at the end of the tunnel and jumped off the track with her asylum permit in hand. He judiciously decided she really would be in danger back home in Kenya where all of her and Obama's other relatives live unmolested .... (someone check the new applications for asylum from Kenya).
When the correspondent asked her why she stayed here "illegally" all those years, she said, "If I come here, you have the obligation to make me a citizen". I heard it and saw her lips say it.
When he asked her if there was any political influence brought to bear on the Judge in her case, she said, with emphasis, "Don't drag my child into this" several times.
The correspondent asked her if she felt she owed the American taxpayers anything. She said, "I owe them nothing and they owe me nothing".
When he asked her if she had "taken advantage of the welfare system, she answered in amazement, "I didn't take advantage of the system, the system took advantage of me". Her symptoms indicate either a mental disorder or a common, communicable, community disease.
Again, "unCOMMON nonSENSE". The remedy, for this mad malady, is to elect hard nosed conservatives November 2 and ever after. Not Liberal Republicans, Democrats or Independents. They have destroyed "The American Dream" and still want to continue their evil, socialistic politics while the rest of the Socialistic Governments of the whole world are giving up on it in favor of "FREE ENTERPRISE" which we, now, are doing the opposite. It is a kind of insanity.
Pass It On. RB
Sep 28, 2010
In the Old Testament, they knew little or nothing of "The Lamb of God". They were looking for a Messiah King not a Messiah Sacrificial Lamb even though there were many verses which prophesied His atoning death. They also knew nothing of "The Lamb's Book of Life", but "The Book Of The Living" was commonly known.
Here is my understanding of the "Book Of The Living" and the "Lamb's Book Of Life". I came to this conclusion many years ago when trying to Harmonize or reconcile people being "blotted out of the book of life", with "Eternal Life" for all true believers. There had to be an explanation, or
else, our salvation and Jn.3:16 are in question. If any verse in the Bible (Textus Receptus) is in
error, you can't rest your faith in any of it. Since "Faith cometh by hearing ...the Word of God",
(Rom.10:17) I had to reconcile "Blotted out" with "Eternal Life", if I was to teach His Word.
"The Book of Life" vs. "The Lamb's Book of Life"
I. Everyone ever conceived, before the fact, was written into the "Book Of The Living". This includes aborted babies in whatever month. Moses called it "thy book" in Ex.32:32-33. "...Blot me ...out of thy book...." In Hebrew, Moses' word "sin", in v.32, refers to sin paid for. The Lord's word "sinned", in v.33, refers to sin not paid for. The Apostle Paul said a similar thing of the Jews in Rom.9:3, as Moses said.
.....1. King David called it, "the book of the living" in Psm.26:28 "Let them be BLOTTED OUT of the Book of the Living and not be written with the righteous".
.....2. Who wrote everyone's name in the "Book of the Living"? "In the beginning was the Word
and the Word was with God and the Word was God". Jn.1:1-14 will show clearly that the "Word" was none other than Jesus Christ, the Living Word. I therefore assume He did the writing. Read all these verses.
.....3. When were our names written in "the Book of the Living"? Rev.13:8 says Jesus was "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world". God not only "foreknew" that, but sent Jesus for that purpose. That being true, it stands to reason that, He not only knew all our names then, but wrote them in the "Book of the Living", also " from the foundation of the world"as well. After all, it was for us He was slain, in the foreknowledge of God, from the "foundation of the world". King David seems to confirm this, " Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect, and in THY BOOK all my members were WRITTEN , which in CONTINUANCE were fashioned when as yet there was none of them." Psm.139:16. That being true, it includes every conception of human life. Heb. wd. for "Continuance" is plural periods of time.
II. Who will NOT be "blotted out of "the book of the living"? "He that OVERCOMETH ... I will
NOT BLOT HIS NAME OUT OF THE BOOK OF LIFE". Rev.3:5. So what does "OVERCOMETH" mean? 1Jn.5:5 "Who is he that OVERCOMETH ... but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God ?" This would, of course, include all truly born again Christians.
.....1. All "believers in Jesus", including Christian Jews, Gentiles, Negroids or whosoever.... "And whosoever will...." Rev.22:17. These believers will be resurrected at the Rapture in the "First Resurrection" which extends from Jesus' resurrection (the first fruits) unto this resurrection at the Rapture of His bride, the church.
.....2. Also, the 144,000 Jews (Rev.7:4)who will accept Christ as Messiah, survive the Great Tribulation, and repopulate the earth, during the 1000 year Millennium, when there is no death. "In that day shall the Lord defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem .... And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications; and THEY SHALL LOOK UPON ME WHOM THEY HAVE PIERCED, AND THEY SHALL MOURN FOR HIM"Zec.12:8 & 10. Jesus said in Jn.19:37 that this prophecy was speaking of him, as the Jew's Messiah. Then, in Rev.1:7 "Behold, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him .... and they shall wail because of him. See also Psm.22:16 and Dan.12:1-4. Very important.
III. More Unbelievers who have already been"Blotted Out", after the Rapture of the church, during the Great Tribulation Period, are mentioned in Rev.13:8 "And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him (the Beast), whose names are not written in the book of life...."
.....1.These will die under God's judgement during the Tribulation and remain unresurrected until the thousand year Millennial Kingdom is ended with their resurrection, in the second resurrection, and judgement at the Great White throne. "The rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished." Rev.20:5.
.....2. The "rest of the dead" will already have been "blotted out of the Book of Life" and are resurrected after the Millennial Kingdom to be judged at The Great White Throne of God. Their judgement will not include any grace, as was true previously with the Christians, but "according to their works". At that time, all the books of God are opened in Rev.20:12 & 15 "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God and the books were opened and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life; and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." I think the "Book Of Life" will be opened to show them and the world that the name of each unbeliever is gone, not there, blotted out. Maybe even the space, where their name was, is still there .... blank ... erased ... gone forever.
.....3. Finally, God gives a last, final warning to those who pervert His Holy Word. "And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away HIS PART out of the BOOK OF LIFE, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book". Rev.20:19. These "perverters" would be "false prophets", lost preachers, and other counterfeit Christians. A truly born again Christian will not knowingly add to or take from God's Word, but many "false prophets" have done exactly that and are still doing it.
Only after all those who lived and died unbelieving, lost, without Christ, and have been judged at this Great White Throne of God, will the "Book of the Living", "Book of Life" be changed to the "Lamb's Book Of Life". Only those who repented, believed and accepted Christ as their Saviour are in the "Lamb's Book Of Life" and there is no one left written in the Book of Life except true Believers only. From here on, the Book of Life or Book of the Living becomes "The Lamb's Book of Life". "And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the LAMB'S BOOK OF LIFE." Rev.21:27 .
Into what and where will Believers "enter into it"?
"But ye are come unto Mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn which are WRITTEN IN HEAVEN, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant ...." Heb.12:22-24 PRAISE BE TO GOD !!!!
Pass It On. RB
Sep 24, 2010
the heart to receive, "Wisdom"."Wisdom" in turn leads us on through to the third leg of our journey, the accumulation of "Knowledge". Finally, "Reverence, Wisdom and Knowledge bring us to our "survival destination", "Joy". Follow the Scriptural path below to that blessed, Godly, destination and safety.
I. The need of our times is Reverence to God, Godly wisdom, Godly Knowledge and
Godly Joy in his service and worship. Isaiah 33:6 "Wisdom and Knowledge shall be the stability of thy times ... the 'Reverence' of the Lord is His treasure." Reverence leads us to Wisdom, Knowledge and Joy.
......1. The wise preacher teaches the people knowledge. Ecc.12:9
.....2. Wisdom is a defence and gives life to those who have it. Ecc.7:12 "Wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellence of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it."
.....3. Wisdom seeks Knowledge. Prov.18:15"The ear of the wise seeketh knowledge"
.....4. Wisdom stores up Knowledge. Prov.10:14 "Wise men lay up knowledge ...."
II. Where and How do we find Wisdom and Knowledge ? Ecc.2:26 "God gives to a man that which is good in His sight WISDOM, and KNOWLEDGE, and JOY...."
......1. Reverence of God is the beginning of Wisdom. Prov.9:10 "The Reverence of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom: and the Knowledge of the holy is understanding"
......2. Wisdom is a gift from God. Jm.1:5 "If any of you lack Wisdom, let him ask of God that giveth .... and it shall be given him."
III. Wisdom opens the life to God's Rewards. Prov.24:14 "So shall the Knowledge of Wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found it, then shall there be a Reward.
.......1. Godly Wisdom uses Knowledge properly. Col.1:9 "...We ... pray for you ... that
ye might be filled with the Knowledge of His will in all Wisdom and spiritual understanding."
........2. Godly Wisdom builds things well. Prov.24:3 "Through Wisdom is an house builded ... and established."
...... 3. Knowledge fills your chambers with good things. Prov.24:4 "And by Knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches." "For the LOVE of money is the root of all evil (not MONEY or the things it buys). 1Ti.6:10
IV. Evil resists and opposes Reverence, Wisdom, Knowledge and Joy. Rom.1:28 "Even as they did not like to retain God in their Knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not acceptable."
........1. Evil often uses people to resist Good. Lk.11:52 "Woe unto you lawyers for ye have taken away the KEY of Knowledge; ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered."
.........2. Religious Zeal is no substitute for true conversion. Rom.10:2 "...They have a zeal for God, but not according to Knowledge."
"O the depth of the riches both of the WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE of GOD !" Rom.11:33
Pass It On. RB
As much as I would like to think our country could be spared, if we could just elect enough fresh, new, conservative, faces to Congress in November, REALITY tells me it's too late. There aren't enough honest, patriotic, conservative, intelligent Supermen or women in America to reverse the irreversible damage our country has suffered to it's most vital structure. An honest, perceptive, realistic, all-inclusive look at the FACTS will reveal an inconceivable MAMMOTH National DEBT, plus TRILLIONS in new currency printed, plus a Treasury Bond bubble ready to burst, plus hundreds of banks on the precipice of failure, plus several states in undeclared bankruptcy, plus the continuing flood of illegal aliens, plus the rumbling earthquake of impending inflation, plus an inept government, plus continuing corruption, plus similar world-wide problems, and on and on.
If the crash of world economies is at the irreversible point, none of the leaders of nations would dare say so lest they be blamed for "lighting the match" that caused the explosion that blew the gate off of "REALITY". They have all fed and protected this wealth eating Monster until ole REALITY grew too large to control and now feeds itself. The politicians and genius, young, bankers, hedgers, Wall Streeters, and Central Bankers have created something they cannot now keep in it's cage. It is a Godzilla sized Frankenstein creation most of the world does not believe in because it is inconceivable and because their leaders are too scared to tell them. For just one President, Premier or King to say the truth would cause a stampede of hysteria which would tip the precarious balance of our teetering, decayed economy. They know that, so they now have but one option, keep printing stimulus and mad, new, paper money to put at the Monster's bowl at his open gate and hope he goes to sleep so they can fix the henges and lock him in again. Not going to happen !
I know, of course, that some of my friends will think old Rayburn is getting senile and has become a doomsday prognosticator but that's ok. We will all know the truth soon enough and besides, I'm too old to care anymore what negative reaction I stir up ... if it's the truth as I see it. The truth is more important to me than sugar coating bad news is to our politicians and scared silly financial "experts". I can deal with the truth but I cannot make correct decisions based on false information, half truths and lies. You be the judge of what I have said. I'm ok with that.
I wrote a blog a while back entitled "A Bull Called Precious". I didn't reveal much of what I was writing about, but I gave a few vague clues. A few of you picked up on my hidden meaning. Well, I wuz talkin about "Physical Silver in a bull market". I use APMEX. Google it. RB
Sep 23, 2010
A number of years ago, some Liberal psychiatrist began classifying the families of his patients as "dysfunctional". It became a professional sounding catch-all dumpster, into which they cast every family that was truly troubled as well as Christian families and other families with high moral standards their children didn't want to live by, and rebelled against. I quickly grew tired of hearing the term applied to some of the best families I knew of, which had a prodigal son or daughter. The assumption was, if someone was estranged from their family, sowing their wild oats, and wound up in the misery of a pig pen, it must be the parent's fault. They were a "dysfunctional family" because the prodigal said, "they were too strict" or some other excuse for his own out of control lust and actions. Its always easier to blame someone else for our own fleshly lusts and problems. I may have used the term once or twice, myself, but it sounded like a cop-out from "personal responsibility", to me. Well, I'm going to use it for the first time, in many years, here and now.
We have a dysfunctional government, led by a dysfunctional administration, appointed by a dysfunctional President, supported by a dysfunctional congress, filled with mostly dysfunctional people. So who is to blame .... their parents ? If so, their parents can turn and blame THEIR parents, and their parents can blame their own parents and on and on through the dysfunctional generations to Adam and Eve. So who do Adam and Eve blame ? Their Father, GOD ? Oh yeah, I forgot, "the Devil made me do it". In every generation, each individual "must give account for himself to God". Rom.14:12. The Prodigal son's father seems to have been a wonderful father, but he will have to "give account for" his own sins and mistakes, "to God". Similarly, our dysfunctional government is not the politician's parent's fault, no matter what they did. We will all "give account for ourselves to God". Practically everyone I know, who has several children, has at least one who goes "prodigal" for at least a few years if not many years. There are prodigal parents, of course, but their children must decide for themselves whether they will live for God or not. These prodigal, politically Liberal, offspring running our country are knee deep in the PPPPP (Prodigal, Political, Pig Pen Party) and are trying to drag the rest of the country in with them.
The only "HOPE" for these political prodigals is found in the example of the prodigal son. He grew up in a good home but grew tired of his father's "tried and true" work ethic and had a dreamy "HOPE" of a better way to "CHANGE" the farm and the world. So he turned his back on his family, the old ways that worked and looked to his dream, absolutely certain, positive, sure and convinced that he knew better than his experienced, mature, successful, generous, conservative, father. So he took the riches his family had worked, skimped and sacrificed a lifetime to save and he didn't look back. He would go out into the "New Age" future and feed all the hungry of the world, heal all the poor, sick and needy and "CHANGE" this cruel world according to his "DREAM". Then, everyone in the world would be proud of him for showing them how to spend money and miraculously turn lead into gold and ashes into currency. But, lo, it came to pass after many days ( about 19 months 3 days & 20 minutes) that the "DREAM" didn't work quite right but left him broke. He had successfully turned Gold into lead and our currency into ashes. He was now covered with slimy mud, starving, and forsaken by his boozin, crooked friends, except for these pigs. He awoke in the pig pen to find his "dream" had become a "nightmare". "CHANGE" had indeed come to him but it was not "HOPE", it was hopeless. He was painfully awakened to reality and finally "came to himself". One often "comes to himself" only after he has destroyed everything and everyone else around him and there is no one left he can go to for help. Only then, did the prodigal son finally grow up and do something right. He said to himself, "I will arise and stop this stupid nonsense of changing truth into lies, right to left, and good into evil. I am sick of this CHANGE". I want my old job back on the farm. I want a hot bath. I want Momma's clean sheets. I want some corn flakes not these ole corn husks. I want ... I want my Mommie.
Only when the prodigal finally spent himself into oblivion, with HIS FAMILY'S money, and "came to himself" in the filth with the pigs, broke, without friends and starving; only then did he turn around and go back to where he got off track. The sad thing is, he had caused his entire family great financial and mental harm which would take decades to correct, if ever. He had lost his own right to anything. He would be a poor laborer the rest of his life. These "dreamy", prodigal, Liberal Politicians have done worse than the prodigal son. They have already spent our inheritance, and put all of us and our grandchildren, for generations to come, into deep debt which we can never pay off .... not even just the interest. In these few months, the national debt has risen 600%. That doesn't count the 50 to 75 trillion promised and contracted debt obligations, federal retirement obligations, Social Security , Medicare and Medicaid obligations and other irreversible commitments which have built up and up since the Social Security program began. Whose fault it that ? Yes, Liberal, greedy for votes, prodigal politicians who quietly raised their own salaries, and created lavish insurance programs just for themselves, full retirement pay after only one term in office, and many other benefits. But, also guilty are their voters, who demanded more and more free stuff from our government and voted for whoever promised the most and cursed those who tried to balance the budget.
I'm not sure even the good guys, who get elected Nov.2, can turn the tide without getting voted out of office after one term. The remedy they devise will be so financially painful, for so many voters on the federal and public dole, they may prefer this terminal, financial cancer to the medicine. We are a bunch of spoiled brats who never considered where all this free stuff comes from or where it leads.... bankruptcy and years in a financial hole. God help us ! But He won't get us out of the pit we have dug for ourselves .... we will be buried in it decades before the debt is paid. Smile anyway. Its still good to be alive and have something this important and right to fight and work for; and God is still good. Praise Him.
Pass It On. RB
Sep 21, 2010
1. Those who take action without knowledge. Action without knowledge is either immaturity or irresponsible.
2. Those who have knowledge without appropriate action. Knowledge without appropriate action is either procrastination, indifference, laziness, fear, inability or, I didn't want to get involved.
3. Those who take action with knowledge. Knowledge with appropriate action or action with knowledge is intelligence, wisdom, courage, diligence or love.
1. Those who take action without knowledge are like the young man who launched his sailboat into the gulf in spite of the weather reports that a hurricane was rapidly approaching, everyone else was leaving the area, and the sky was dark with storm clouds. He may have been courageous, strong, handsome, rich and resolute .... but he wasn't very wise. He was either immature, impatient, irresponsible, vain or all four.
2. Those who have knowledge but take no appropriate action are like the old, experienced sailor, who stood on the dock ,watching the young man launch his boat, as the hurricane drew near and the wind was picking up, but he said nothing and did nothing. His lack of action was either indifference, callousness, sadistic, cowardess or three of the four.
3. Those who have knowledge with appropriate action are like the young lady who came with the young man, in her own car, because she didn't like his driving, When she saw people leaving, the storm clouds, wind, and heard the weather report, she refused to get in the boat, and begged him not to go. When he grew angry, she turned, warned the old sailor, ran to her car and sped, at the speed limit, to safety.
This didn't really happen; but similar things do happen constantly, somewhere. It applies to illegal drug sale or use, alcohol, reckless driving, and a thousand other dumb decisions we are all faced with but especially teens who are not quite children and not quite adults.
Here is what God says on the subject: "The word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; But he that taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head. He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul. But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand. So thou O son of man, I have set thee a watchman upon the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. Ezek.33:1-7
Pass It On. RB
Sep 19, 2010
I counseled a teenager one day who was "old" in his brain, heart and attitude. He had lost interest and given up on life and was ready to expire .... or retire to a nursing home .... in his mind. I saw not a glimmer of hope or happiness. I talked to a very old, but young , lady later that day who was old in body but young at heart in her mental attitude. Her name was Orlena Collins. Orlena was still beautiful at nearly eighty six years young when she went in for very serious surgery and came out with God's grace shining in her face looking sixty. This sweet spirited woman anticipated every new day, accepted difficulty with genteel grace and greeted life with charm and kindness. One of my all time favorite people.
Abraham is never mentioned in the Bible until he was seventy five years of age ... when God called him to the mission field from Haran to the land of Canaan. Gen.12:5. At that time, he and Sarai, his wife, had no children but God promised faithful Abram and Sarai a son. God did not fulfill that promise until Abraham was a hundred and Sarai was ninety years old ... just to show them God is able. It was such a miracle, even then, that everyone laughed. Gen.17:17 & 21:5-6.
In Research Institute of America's special report on Executive Aging, their study concluded, "Extraordinary new health discoveries show that many executives' notions about aging ,and slowing down, are totally groundless; an executive's real 'prime' ... in terms of job performance, energy level, overall 'aliveness' ... actually can and should begin around fifty five." Of course, that is most often not the case with many people, but, the article says , "It should be" with the right lifestyle and attitude.
According to the National Tax Administration of Japan, the highest paid man in Japan, a number of years ago, was, at that time, eighty five year old Real Estate salesman, Manji Hasegarva who earned in the high millions per year. He was upbeat, active, content and very successful in his profession.
My precious, widowed Aunt Millie always greeted everyone with a smile. She did her own cooking, fixing and house cleaning in the home she had lived in for sixty five years. She lived there, in Grand Prairie, TX. , until her accidental death at ninety seven on Jan.2, of this year.
Auntie had a tremendous sense of humor and memory. Her steps were about six inches long but she was always ready to go ... almost anywhere, anytime. Everyone loved her and she returned the feeling.
Every day, the Apostle said, we can be "content in whatsoever state we are in", grateful for all God has given us, thankful and loving to family and friends, and stay actively interested, young at heart, and play hide and seek with old age. But please don't die before you are dead. I would't trade my eighty years for twenty one .... not on your life. My past life was tremendous, but my future, at eighty, is far and away better. Look up ! God is good !
Pass It On. RB
Sep 18, 2010
COULD IT BE ... that God chose the two sons of Abraham to father and found two nations, like two parallel rivers running from Abraham, in Genesis, through the Revelation and throughout all history and prophecy, one clear and one cloudy ?
COULD IT ALSO BE .... that, in her old age, Sarah lost faith in the birthing of God's promised son, so she encouraged Abraham to take her maid servant, Hagar, to "help God out" fulfilling His promise ? If so, Abraham lost faith too .... or else, he just really liked her suggestion. So he took the young Hagar and she had a son whom God named Ishmael, and who would become the founding father of all the Arab nations. Rom.9:7 "Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all children (of Abraham): but, in Isaac shall thy seed be called." . Abraham and Sarah's sin, of doubting God's Word, would cost them and the world endless complications and suffering. Yes, we humans often fail God but He never fails us. He does what He promises .... so after they gave up on God, Sarah conceived and gave birth to Isaac, who would be the founder and father of all the millions of Jews and God gave them the Holy Land and they were a nation.
SO COULD IT BE .... that Isaac's millions of Jewish descendants (Israel) flowed like a river out from Abraham's right hand into the future and Ishmael's billions of Arab/Muslim descendants flowed like a parallel river from Abraham's left hand ? God chose the right river of Jews, Abraham's promised, legitimate son's descendants, from which to raise up His prophets, apostles, and Messiah/Christ, and through whom He gave the Law, prophecies and Holy Bible to "the Jews first and also to the Gentiles", that we might all become the children of God through faith in Messiah/Christ.
THEREFORE COULD IT ALSO BE .... that Abraham's illegitimate, first son, of Sarah's doubt, Ishmael, grew up to be a ruthless warrior tribe, "He will be a wild man; and his hand against every man" (Gen.16:12) that, he, Ishmael had a place in God's plan, prophecy and history as well as Isaac ? Positive and Negative, Light and Darkness, Perpetual Conflict.
And, what place in prophecy, for this sun darkened, warring, Arab/Muslim tribe ? Ishmael, like Isaac, was a Semite (Shem son of Noah) through Abraham. Arabs and Jews of today are cousins but not kissing cousins by any means, but enemies. The major reasons seem to be over the "promised land", which God gave Israel in perpetuity, and maybe, also with roots in the jealously of Ishmael, and his mother Hagar, that he was not the son of promise, being firstborn.
COULD IT BE .... that Muslims have a place in prophecy and history, second only to the natural, Jewish Nation and the "spiritual" children of Abraham, the Christians ? "They which are of FAITH" , the same are the children of Abraham." So then they which be of FAITH are blessed with faithful Abraham .... For ye are all the children of God by FAITH in Christ (Messiah) Jesus " Gal.3:7 &9 & 26. To see Paul's explanation of a "wild olive branch being grafted into the good olive tree", Gentiles into Israel's tree where some of them had been broken off, see Rom.11:13-24.
IS IT POSSIBLE .... that Islam is the "beast" upon which the Antichrist rides to power in league with the "great harlot church" ? There has never been, in human history, an enemy of freedom and Christianity so rich (oil), religiously political, fanatical, and determined to take over all nations from the inside, with terrorism , fear and money. Like the Jews, the Muslims are in every nation and seldom assimilate or change customs or religion. Mark these words .... The Muslims are spirit driven by a politically oriented religion that dominates every nation where they are the majority. In those nations, Islam IS the government and the law (Sharia). "This is the spirit of Antichrist". 1Jn.4:3. Of course, Muslims can be converted to Christ and we should remember that, and witness to them. But they believe their messiah, Maddie, will convert Jesus to be a Muslim and "teach Him to pray" they say.
I think we have an approaching, marital engagement here between the apostate "harlot" religious churches, many pseudo-christian included, the "spirit of Antichrist", and "false prophet", with Islam possibly being the "beast" of the Revelation. There will never be a more opportune moment in history for it to happen, it seems. The Muslim religion of Islam is a mirror image, perverted counterfeit of Christianity. Both have a holy book (Bible, Quran)to live by, a coming messiah (Christ & Maddie), both supposedly believe in Noah, Isaac, Jacob and Christ , tithing, a hell and a heaven. Jesus was caught up into the heavens at His ascension from Jerusalem and Mohammad was caught up into heaven on a mule from Jerusalem ... in 610 A.D., they say. Muslims built a Mosque on the exact spot where God's Holy Temple stood on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem where Mohammad and donkey went up, supposedly. Strange ! This illegitimate, Ishmaelite, counterfeit didn't begin until 610 A.D. (after Christ) on the "Christian" Calendar which is the first year on the Muslim Calendar. The counterfeit copying goes on and on trying to match what God did through the real and legitimate son of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, from which came Jesus and Christianity. Strange indeed. An Arab guide told me, in Jerusalem, "Mohammad came to do what Jesus failed to do". "What was that", I asked. "Build a world kingdom", he answered. That is also what Judas had thought, but Jesus denied that. "My kingdom is not of this world" He said, in Jn.18:36.
Pass It On. RB
Sep 16, 2010
A reader asked me this question, " Why isn't the holocaust of the Jews in prophecy?" Like many other words such as "Rapture" and "Trinity" are not in the Bible, but what they mean is. "We ...shall be caught up into the clouds to meet the Lord in the air ...."1Th.4:17 and "....the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." 1Jn.5:7. In Jn.1 Jesus is called the "Word". The word "holocaust" is not in prophecy but that doesn't mean there is no prophecy which alludes to it as the above Scriptures do to Rapture and Trinity.
Neither of the World Wars, I or II, nor any of the other wars of history are mentioned by name in prophecy ....but they all happened. However, prophecy does clearly reveal that, in the last days, there shall be, "wars and rumours of wars" and that has been abundantly fulfilled. See Mt.24:6. Neither have the moon landing, nuclear bomb, or America been mentioned by name in prophecy, but they did happen. I've never seen a nuclear bomb or Antarctica but I believe in them. Nor have I ever seen Jesus or God, with my eyes. I think I can explain why America isn't mentioned but that is for another time.
Did the holocaust really happen ? I didn't personally witness it but thousands of Gentile soldiers did, including General Eisenhower. Google Eisenhower Concentration Camps. I have seen the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem and thousands of pictures of the starved and dying Jews in those Camps. I believe it like I believe in the moon landing and the bomb carnage of Hiroshima.
Actually the Communists murdered twice as many, of their own, as the Nazi's did of Jews, but that isn't prophesied, specifically, either.
Let us not overlook the fact that the Jews did not drive the nails that crucified Jesus . They shouted, "Crucify Him", but it was Gentile, Roman soldiers who drove the Roman nails, with a Roman hammer into the Roman cross who did that, not Jews. Crucifixion was not a Jewish method of execution but was common with the Romans. And even so, it was not they alone, but all of our sins, which were put upon Jesus, which killed Him. "For he (God) hath made him (Jesus) to be sin for us, (him) who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. 2Cor.5:21.
Since Abraham, father of the Jews, God has made promises and prophecies that Israel and Judah had been set apart from all other nations, as "chosen" of God, to produce His Law and Commandments, Tabernacle/Temple and contents, each containing meaning and messages like a Bible of object lessons, before they had the "written" Word of God. Also, God chose the Jews to produce His prophets, to put His message and prophecies into written form (Old Testament). The last O.T. prophet and first N.T. preacher was John The Baptist, cousin to Jesus and slightly older. Also, and most importantly, God chose a Jewish Virgin to fulfill all those O.T. prophecies of the Messiah/Christ, by giving birth to Jesus Christ. The O.T. Hebrew word Messiah is exactly the same as the N.T. Greek word Christ. Jesus had a Jewish body, from Mary, but not a Jewish Spirit. His Spirit was the Holy Spirit of God.
Ironically, the Jewish nation, though chosen to be the recipients of God's most holy gifts and privileges, like a spoiled rich kid, almost pampered and protected by his Father the King, became like the Prodigal Son, rebelling and going his own way ... all the way down to the pig pen. But remember, the story of the Prodigal ends with his repentance, return to the Father, and a joyous celebration. "They (Jews) shall look on him whom they pierced". John 19:37 quoting Zek.12:9-10, and referring to Jesus and the Prodigal Jews. I believe the Prodigal son was a type of the Prodigal Jews.
I also believe that Judas, a Jew, "chosen" by our Lord to be treasurer of His Apostles, rejected his Messiah as did most of the Jews, and is a limited type of their rejection of their Messiah/Christ. The O.T. is filled with a continuous repetition of the "prodigal" Jews going astray, worshiping material things such as idols, and in outright rebellion to Jehovah God and His Jewish prophets. Each time God would remove His protective hedge and let their enemies run rough shod over them, capturing and abusing them until they cried out to God for mercy and deliverance again and again. But, even after God had delivered them time after time, they would rebel again until He tired of their shallow, fleeting repentances.
As to prophecy referring to the Jewish holocaust, there are none which use specific dates or names like Auswitch or Hitler, but I do think a good number of prophecies point to it as a judgement for their many rejections of their Messiah/Christ and turning from God. When God's people turn from God, that is worse than when heathen do so. The Jews have prophecy and God's Word as a guide. There is no excuse for them. But, why do I say "Judgement"? I use it only because God is real and Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent. He knows all, is all present and all powerful. Being absolutely aware of and able to stop all injustices, God could have stopped the sin and rebellions of the Jews and the murder and wicked violence of the Stalins and Hitlers .... but He didn't. Why ? God has His own sovereign will, purposes and reasons. God didn't stop the holocaust and therefore "permitted" it to happen. Otherwise, if He simply "couldn't" stop it, His power is limited and Hitler was more powerful than God. That is utterly ridiculous. 1Jn.4:4"Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world." Why then did God "let" it happen ? I don't know, but hold the holocaust up beside those times in the O.T. when God let the enemies of Israel decimate them in the thousands or when He told Israel to annihilate "their" wicked enemies, men, women, children and animals. The holocaust happened much more recently and we, in my lifetime, have seen its horrors against the Jews, "God's chosen people" ? Yes, but Christians are identified in the New Testament as Spiritual Jews .... "They which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham." Gal.3:7 . Read the entirety of Gal.3 and you will see.
God often showed the Jews mercy in the midst of judgment. Immediately after the millions of Nazi atrocities against the Jews, God miraculously opened an impossible door of restoration of a homeland for Israel. It was a single moment spliced into history that was neither possible prior to that moment nor since that moment on May 14,1948; and it was right in the heart of the Arab world, surrounded by a billion Muslims who hate Jews. Israel is about the size of Vermont in the midst of Muslim countries equal to the size of the United States, like the eye of a bear in size.
Now, let me encourage you to read one of many prophecies which I believe include the Holocaust.Before you read Jeremiah 2:1-37, highlight v.4-5, v.9,11,13, v.19-20, v.22-24, and v.26-28. Note especially v.4, 9, 13,19,20 and v.24b "All they that seek her will not weary themselves; in her month (in her appointed time) they shall find her."
Pray for Israel ! And pass this along. RB
Sep 14, 2010
For fifty years I, and hundreds of other pastors and evangelists, have studied and preached on Bible prophecy. The reason, of course, is that prophecy occupies a large part of both Old and New Testaments and Bible Preachers are compelled to deal with all of God's Word to us.
One of those prophecies has been preached by Bible believing preachers for hundreds of years. It is one of the most obvious, clear, already fulfilled prophecies God gave us. It is the prophecies in which He revealed that the Children of Israel, who had been persecuted so intensely that they had been scattered throughout the world, for centuries, would return to their ancestral home and again become a unified nation. I heard that preached when I was a teenager during WWII. It was fulfilled the year I joined the Marine Corps in 1948. The nation of Israel stands, like a marble monument to the clouds, as a testimony to the world, that God's Word is true and accurate.
Other prophecies describe a One World Government. Both of these prophecies were scoffed at, for centuries, as long as The Bible has been preached. I have preached it since my very first sermon in a little country church in East Texas in 1955. Scoffers have ranged from Liberal "Men of the Cloth" clergy to college professors. They scoffed, "There was no possible way all nations of the world would do that". Even I could not see how such a thing would become possible . But I knew God had performed the miracle that created the New Nation of Israel right in the middle of millions of Muslims who hated Jews. I thought, since He could do that, He could also remove the impossible barriers which would prevent a One World Government, in the end times, when the Antichrist will come to power in that World Government. The scoffers were wrong about Israel and they were and are wrong about a One World Government. But how is that possible ? The answer is, what politicians, religions, armies, peace or war could not do..... central bankers will do, by simply controlling the currencies of the nations. That is why the U.S. dollar will soon no longer be the world reserve currency, as it has been since WWII, and a World currency, in some form, will become a reality.
A billionaire Banker once said, "Let me control a nation's currency and you can control everything else, but I will control that government and those people. He didn't say "money", he said "currency" which, in reality, is just two cents worth of paper and ink. No currency is now backed by either silver or gold or anything else. That means the Central Banks, which are privately owned, even though their signs say, "Federal", they are no more federal that Federal Express, can print new currency until a dollar will only buy a glass of water.
I recently sent all of my mailing list an article concerning the Central Bank of Central Banks in Basil named, "The Bank of International Settlements". During WWII Nazi Germany laundered stolen billions through that bank. Its power to regulate now reaches banks around the whole world. It is, in fact, a One World Bank. The article I sent you had a picture of the skyscraper the world bankers built for it, which is round and tiered upward similar to the Tower of Babel. Because of its ominous appearance, the locals named it the "Tower Of Basel" and it is now called that by many Europeans.
Here is the introductory sentence in last week's British "Financial Times" article entitled "Basel III Threat To Corporate Credit". "Companies could face sharply higher costs for short-term borrowing under the banking reform package being finalised by global regulators meeting this weekend in Basel". That was two days ago. The scoffers have overlooked the power of money(currency). You want a billion dollars to buy off opponents or enlist support, just turn on the presses. Billions, Trillions unlimited. It just destroys the buying power of the people's dollars.
Pass It On. RB
YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK ON PRIORITY PROJECTS
I just read this in the news:
"The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) a division of the National Institute of Health (NIH) spent $823,200.00 of Economic Stimulus funds, in 2009, on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals ...." "MENTAL HEALTH"?
.....I'm thinking ..... Well, yes, that really is the right department for such programs.
Your tax dollars are paying for this and thousands of other Obama Priorities. It just goes to show where his and the Administration's heart and mind are. They could surely do our country more good teaching the same simpleton, bathing methods to the similar numbers of men standing on the corners and streets of our large cities selling and buying drugs and prostitutes. On second thought, the job would never reach an end and run into the trillions of our tax dollars and the venereal diseases would still spread until our National Character is washed.
You WILL remember this next April 15th.
Be SURE to remember it this November 2nd.
Pass It On. RB
Sep 13, 2010
Well, I waked up other mornin an red the paper an looked at TV jus to make sure ....an sure nuff, it sceered me to death. I been workin 3 jobs so long, to pay my taxes, I aint had time to cetch up
on the news since that guy Bush wuz president .... couple years ago. I stayed home sick an tared the day I waked up, an called all my redneck buds an they sceered me ebum worst. They tol me bout some folks wuz havin a tea party an wanted me to go. Well, I drank coffee. My wife, Molly, is more fancy then me an dranks tea . Anyways I went, an you know, that tea was real good an I liked them folks real good too an whut they wuz for an ageinst. Molly liked um to. So I had an ideal an when we got home to the kids, Molly an me we had a meetin an voted to start sumpum. An hear it is ....
I moved and Molly second it that us REDNECKS unite for freedom. An we'll call it RUFF which stans for that, R ednecks - U nited - F or - F reedom. That wuz Mollys ideal. We, RUFF's will join up with that Tea Party thang and be there strong right wings. I say "wings" cause them courageous, red blooded, all American , Bill of Rights folks is all so "Right" they dont ebum have no left wing. They are the cream risin to the top. They are for America and Americans, not like them "One World United For Free Stuff And Liberal Equal Sharin" nuts. I thank they call it WUFF SALES.They ought to call it WAR, for "World Against Rednecks", cause its us they are taxin to death.
Them Tea People believes other nations caused there own problums not us. An they stand up for our Constitution as it is, not with a dump truck load of nasty Liberal CHANGES like Liberals is always tryin to do or just tryin to make us rednecks thank it dont amount to nothin noways. They thank we are dumb but it was rednecks won the west cept for a few robbers who wouldnt work for their own selves but spunged off those rednecks who worked dawn to dust. Then them spungers started runnin for politics office an robbed us thata way.
Tea People realy believe in the first Amenment RIGHT to own our guns for protectin against the lower rungs of that other party, many of who are in the jails an prisons screaming for more free stuff, full time, and stabbin each other in between. That First Amenment says this, that all of us can "keep and bear" our guns. Read it fer yoursef. That means "Keep and Carry".
Oh yeah, I forgot, that Tea Party believes in the same thangs them patriots who rote out our U.S of A. Constitution an our forefathers and foremommas believed in. An I know fer a fact most of you do too cause we go to church together. So if you an the Missiz are as mad an skeered as me and my Molly is, lets meet at the next Tea Party they throw and let um kno we RUFF's are acommin in and them da..... uh Liberals is agoin out. Me and Molly is sick and tared of payin taxes so they can give it to them folks who wont work but has plenty money for cigs, beer, tv, new cars, free rent, shows, drugs an layin up on there fat ... uh couches or talkin trash on the street corners all day when they aint robbin some workin rednecks house.
My friens dont realy call me Redneck but them Liberals do. I didnt like it at first but like the preacher said, it was them heathen Pharisees first called us "Christians" cause we foller Christ.
Well, I gotta stop. Molly an me is goin to our church rescue mission to hep serve supper an then to our church childrens home with some sacks of grocers and cloths an then I gotta fix a widder womans leaky roof. See you at the Tea Party nex week.
When I spell checked this, it sceered me agin. It had 73 misspell wurds. Some of em may be accident .... but with Spell Check, you never will know.
Pass It On. RB
Sep 12, 2010
The short answer is, the strongest U.S. Constitutionalist, who has lived the cleanest, most honest and productive life and has stood on the right, moral side of every major issue the politicians and citizens have debated. And this, not proven by what he says he is or believes, but by what he has proven by his past life. Most candidates "claim" to be Christians but their past lives seldom show it. "Faith without works is dead". Jm.2:26. Jesus asked, "Why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say ?" If a Candidate's history does not verify he is an honest, moral, clear minded and strict Constitutionalist Do Not Vote For Him/Her. He must swear to uphold the Constitution and not violate it. So, then what ? If you still cannot determine which candidates to vote for, you apply the second determining factor.
You can usually judge a candidate by the Political Party and voting blocks which support him.
You judge a Political Party and their supporters, not by their so called, "Party Platform" and the promises they make, which they seldom live up to, but how they voted on "critical issues" in the past. Also, by what special interests and voting blocks support that particular party. So what kinds of "issues" am I talking about ?
For years, rather than trying to determine which of my choices, in any decision, is best, I first determine which of them is worst, then second worst, third and so on. These I eliminate one at a time until I have a much simpler decision with fewer choices. When I've narrowed the field to two, and still can't decide, I resort to the Col.3:15 method . "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." The Gk. wd. "rule" here is "umpire" in its meaning. So, "Let the peace of God umpire" your decisions and choices. Big decision to make ? First, search God's Word for answers, second, ask advice from those you respect the most, third, pray fervently for an answer, fourth, "Let the peace of God umpire your decision". Do what God's Spirit gives you peace about.
My guideline for the above process of elimination, is this : If the Party members, that nominated the candidate, as their best person for the office, as chosen in the Primaries, are my kind of people, I will vote with them. If the people who chose this certain candidate are not my kind of people ..... neither is their candidate. So how do I determine which Political Party is closer to what I believe is right, and therefore best for our country and most pleasing to God? I know God does have a preference and therefore a will in all matters of importance. Again, I use a process of elimination. I look at all the issues and differences in how each Party has voted on those type issues in the past, and therefore what their character content is, to see which party voted as I would have voted. The most common issues and factors I consider are like these:
1. Which Party appears to have the most Bible-Believing, True Christians in it ? .......
2. Which Party is strongest in preserving and enforcing every point of our U.S. Constitution ?
3. Which Party strongly insists on law and order and will fight crime and corruption in all
branches of government and prosecute the guilty and remove weak and quisling judges ?
4. Which Party inserts the least "pork" into bills which have nothing to do with those politicians' pet projects ? It just helps them get votes back home to build a million dollar dam on a two dollar creek.
5. Which Party, if any, is more frugal and careful with the TAX PAYER'S money ? Isaid, Tax Payers not Receivers.
6. Which Party is strongest on protecting our borders against ILLEGAL entry and drugs ?
7. Which Party is more determined to maintain a strong military to respond to attacks such as
Pearl Harbor and the 9-11 Twin Towers Fanatical Muslim attack ???
8. Which Party is most strongly opposed to the Abortion industry in the killing of the innocent and judges who spare the guilty : murderers, rapists and terrorists ? The Liberals are there with posters to protect their right to abort innocent babies and to spare the guilty murders. Ironic !
9. Which Party is strongest against legalizing men marrying men and women marrying women ? Just how does that work anyway ?
10. Which Party is fighting hardest to keep taxes from being increased ?
11. Which Party is strongest in fighting the import, sale and use of illegal drugs which is responsible for most of the crime in our country ?
12. Which Party is supported by most prosecuting attorneys and least by defence attorneys ?
13. Which Party, according to polls, receives the least support from the Socialist Party, National News Media, Washington D.C. and professional bureaucrats, Hollywood, The Abortion Industry and Homosexuals ? Now, which party is that ? It is not the other one which violates all 13 test question and 13 is bad luck for them this year if you believe in luck ... and I don't. Votes count.
I will vote with the Tea Party for candidates and political party which fits the description .... Whether Democrat, Republican, or Independent. I'll bet a big bagamoney (25 pennies) you can't guess which candidates and party I will probably vote for. You may be wrong. I'm an independent type guy. I may switch horses and go the third route if a major party I know does not move RIGHT and keep moving toward our Constitution away from Liberalism's folly.
Pass It On. RB
Sep 11, 2010
In Rev.1:1,"The Revelation of Jesus Christ", God says, "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot : I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." Rev.3:15-16.The word, "spue" here means the same in Hebrew and Greek. The Heb. wd. is "qo" and the Gk. wd. is "emeo". Both are translated "spue" which means "vomit". God doesn't get sick of us, but His use of the word describes His feeling about people being "lukewarm" about Heaven and Hell, Jesus Christ, Sin and Satan, Good against Evil, and Right against Wrong. Who ever thought that "Right and Wrong" would become the biggest political issues in America the beautiful ? Well, its here !
In the above verses God is, of course, speaking to Christians, but it also applies to everyone who would defend right against wrong and good against evil. Are we, as Americans, fervent and active (HOT) in defending our U.S. Constitutional Freedoms and Bill of Rights or "lukewarm" (like it but won't vote or fight for it and support Constitutional candidates) ? Or, are we "cold" and don't care one way or the other and vote whoever will give us the most free stuff and promises ?
BILL OF RIGHTS:
Our U.S. Constitution contains a "Bill of Rights" which guarantees our freedom of "Religion, Speech, and Press" but also "the right of the people peaceable to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances".
1. Tea Partiers are a healthy cross section of politically Conservative, U.S. Citizen, "People",
which means they don't like the donkey "CHANGE". They stand for our U.S. Constitution and all of it's RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, PROTECTIONS and COMMANDS as they are written. Tea Party rallies are composed of Democrats, Republicans, Independents and all races to varying degrees.
2. Tea Partiers "Peaceably Assemble" all over this great country, and the fact that the Liberal News Media hates to cover those mass meetings, proves that the Tea Party is so "Peaceable" that the press doesn't want America to see it for what it is, "peaceable regress
of grievances". When the press does cover a Tea Party rally (assembled), they video the most radical posters they can find, like, "CHANGE IT BACK". They also try to get shots without any Black, Hispanic or Asian faces. If there ever are any racist or hate signs, you can bet it will be a lunatic Liberal in conservative drag, an interloper, Trojan donkey, or idiot infiltrator playacting the part, not a Tea Party Conservative.
3. Tea Partiers are simply red blooded, U.S. Citizens exercising their First Amendment Right to "Petition the government for a redress of grievances". Redress means to "set right"
"to correct a fault or abuse", "to restore". (Webster's Dictionary). You all know the list of "grievances" the vast majority of Americans are feeling right now against President Obama's Administration of "verified and confessed" crooks and his Congressional majority of yes men.
So I won't go into them today. How did it ever come to this ruinous situation in America ?
We let this landslide of destructive "Change" slowly engulf us until one election year it became a tsunami. We were so frustrated with politics and politicians that a majority of our citizens reached desperately for a log to float on and it turned out to be an alligator. We had just let our freedoms slip away until, in our desperation, the majority voted against a man so angrily, they overlooked the flaws in the Trojan Donkey and let the enemy into our gates. This Trojan Donkey began as an "ACORN" which, planted in the fertile soil of the greedy, corrupt hearts of power hungry Liberals and the ignorant masses of "give me more free stuff" voters, that it slowly grew into a giant, poisonous weed. It first addicted the Democrat Party and then began to infect the Republican Party as well. I have totally given up on the Democrats and I'm close to giving up on the Republicans as well. They are becoming the Liberal, Sugar Daddy, Twins. One is just fatter and more addicted than the other but hang out on the same getto corner looking for a vote fix.
Even though the Tea Party is not a Political Party competing with the Democrats, Republic ans, or Independents, I have just officially joined them with contributions to several candidates the Tea Party endorses. They study the true background of all candidates and back the most Conservative Constitutionalists and that fits me so I'll wear it.
The Liberals invariably smear anyone who disagrees with them as "Racists, Homophobes, Extremists, Haters and War Criminals". The truth is, most Conservatives would vote for a black or homosexual who was a strong Constitutional Conservative before they would a white Liberal Socialist. The primary purpose of Conservatives is to "preserve" our freedoms and the Liberal Socialists are grinding them to dust. Register and Vote !!!
Pass It On. RB
Sep 10, 2010
In today's Financial Times, World News page, a Headline reads, "President warns of burning of Korans". The first sentence reads, "Barack Obama, US president, has warned that a planned Koran-burning will be a 'recruitment bonanza' for al-qaeda, with the risk of increased violence in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and bombings in European and U.S. cities." Then, "Interpol issued a global alert to its 188 member countries warning that if the proposed burning went ahead, there is a strong likelihood that violent attacks on innocent people would follow.
This is so ridiculous as to defy imagination. If I hadn't seen so many other stupid, ignorant and ridiculous things in the last two years, I just wouldn't believe it. To think that one sentence from a totally unknown, unimpressive pastor of a very small church could be totally responsible for this world-wide, horrendous, venomous reaction of millions of Muslims and world leaders from the Pope to President Obama is beyond ridiculous into insanity. Bibles are burned often around the world but Christians do not burn and kill in reaction and neither would Jesus.
There has to be a much more serious, gigantic problem between Muslims and the world than an unknown preacher named Jones. If the world is so panicky fearful of Islam , Jones isn't the problem. If millions of Muslims rampage across the world killing and burning, Jones didn't do it , they did, and burning a Koran is neither the cause nor the cure for their sickness. If preacher Jones would just preach the Bible to them, instead of trying to draw a crowd with gimmics, he might just win a few Muslims to Jesus. But any destruction and murder those screaming Muslims do around the world is their fault not his and God will surely hold them responsible. I'm not sure He will punish Jones for burning a Koran.
Common Sense: If my neighbor, not some idiot in Iran, told me he was going to burn a Holy Bible in his front yard, I would not go bonkers and threaten his life and to burn the homes and kill some of our other neighbors, I would be more insane than him if I did. Ask anyone who knows me, I would simply tell him that God loves him even if he hates God and the Bible. I would try to lead him to Jesus so he could be free from his hatred and sin and get to heaven. To go crazy with hatred of my neighbor would say more about my fanaticism and lunacy than his less serious illness.
The same is true of this preacher vs the insane reaction. It reveals far more about the Muslims, the media, and the dishonesty of world leaders, than about this crowd seeking, poor preacher. Yes, it was a dumb idea but the object lesson in it is to be far more afraid of Muslims and the dumb people leading our nation than Rev. Whats his name.
Pass It On. RB
WHY IS IT .... that one, lone, redneck, Christian, preacher, with a fifty member church, can say he is going to burn a Muslim Koran and it raises a world-wide storm of protest from millions of Muslims, diplomats, generals, the Pope, kings and our President, while Muslims are burning people, persecuting Christians, killing, terrorizing and stoning people world-wide and these brave protesters say virtually nothing negative about it ?
WHY IS IT .... that the Liberal News Media, and a large number of nationally known American spokesmen for Islam continually insist that "most Muslims are peaceful and harmless" and are opposed to all this Muslim terrorism, but they won't say an audible word against it anywhere ?
WHY IS IT that Muslims can behead our soldiers , blow up hundreds of innocent civilians, including women and children, and crash airliners full of innocent citizens, while an American soldier can't put a pair of pink drawers on a Muslim prisoner's head without another world-wide storm of protests followed by years of repetitious reverberation from Liberals ?
WHY IS IT that if a Christian Group wanted to build a new church anywhere in uptown or downtown New York City, it would never be approved by the powers that be, much less get permits, to meet city ordinances on parking lots equal to expected attendance, but the Muslims are allowed to block city streets with hundreds of "worshipers" filling those streets , kneeling with their rears mooning the world with impunity ? And, all this is adjoining the destruction of Twin Towers where their fellow Muslims murdered 3000 innocent civilians on 9-11? Why is that ?
WHAT the devil has rotted the soul of this once great nation ? My question contains it's answer I guess. .....The devil has rotted our national soul.
Pass it on. RB
Sep 8, 2010
The word, "idle" derived from the old Anglo Saxon word "idel" meaning "useless". In today's terminology, "idle" may mean "inactive" but the effects of idleness are not. It is rather like an infectious disease progressing rapidly from inactivity to inertia to stagnation to vegetation to termination. "The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour." Pr.21:25.
The word "business" was originally more clearly defined in it's spelling and pronunciation. It was "busy ness". Anyone who ever built any kind of successful business poured tons of busyness
into it. Thus, my subject, "Idleness Kills but Business Builds".
Anyone who knows me well, knows that one of my favorite verses is Ecc.5:3. "Let thy words be few. For a dream cometh through a multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words." What does that mean ? Just what it says.
Daniel said, "I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision."
Something needs to be said about spiritual idleness, spiritual business, and spiritual vision. It becomes obvious to the diligent observer that idleness kills a business or church and business builds them up. A lack of busy ness in the king's business results in a lack of "vision" for the king's business (King Jesus) and "Where there is no vision, the people,(church) perish." Pr.29:18
The Prophet Ezekiel declared, "Behold, this was the iniquity of Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness ..." Everyone needs rest and play, so a limited time of physical and mental idleness is healthy; but "abundance of idleness" is not. Wise king Solomon warned, "An idle soul shall suffer."Pr.19:15. It may accurately be said that an idle mind is a "busy body".
The Apostle Paul expounded on idleness and laziness with this, "They learn to be idle wandering about from house to house; and not only idle but tattlers ... and busybodies, speaking
things which they ought not." These "busybodies" were simply backsliden Christians who had grown lazy through inactivity and were malfunctioning. "There are some which walk among you disorderly ... busybodies." 2Thess.3:11. Idle busybodies are still a problem in today's churches.
Even one idle word from a busybody's mouth can be the spark in the evergreen forest of God's church that spreads like a forest fire and consumes a church. That's why, "Every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgement." Jesus Said it. Mt.12:36
Truly born again believers should follow the example of those faithful and patient Christian workers who occupy the front-line trenches on the battlefield of Good against Evil. "Be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises." Heb.6:12.
God's business must have the priority on our list of things to do. "Not slothful in business, fervent in spirit; serving the Lord." Rom.12:11.
Even Jesus, Himself, said, "I must be about my Father's business." Lk.2:49. His life and words
challenge us, concerning our Father's business , "Occupy til I come." Lk.19:13. The word, "occupy" is "pragmaeuomai" which means He wants us to do "practical, pragmatic" or REAL BUSINESS for God. The Great, Practical Commission, "Go ...teach all nations ..." involves
every true Christian. We are to be busy in this business of God. If we are not ... we weaken, fade, wilt and die spiritually. So, stay busy for God in His church and in all good business. It will bless you and all around you and add all kinds of good things to your life and health.
I know there are a lot of Christians who don't think they can do God's work effectively. I would
remind you that Apostle Paul confessed, "It is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good Pleasure."Phil.2:13. With Christ, all things are possible .... even using me. Hear these words of Jesus, "Blessed is that servant whom his Lord, when he cometh shall find ...doing"
Pass it on. RB
Sep 6, 2010
Noah Webster defines the word, "success" as , "Favorable termination of a venture." That "venture" would mean something different in the lives of different people. I think, the only truly "Favorable termination of a venture" is one which brings peace of mind and peace with God into a life. There is but one "Prince of Peace" in this world, says the prophet Isaiah, and that is Jesus Christ. Isa.9:6. Jesus had absolute peace and promised His peace to His disciples. "My peace I give unto you".John 14:27.
There is a natural drive in most people to excel and succeed in some area of interest. Success, in the world's understanding, usually means success in finances, a profession, politics, athletics, the arts or a hundred other vocations or ventures. King Solomon succeeded in every possible endeavour imaginable but said, later, it was all "vanity", which means "empty and useless". His young life reveals a special interest in women. He had accumulated a large harem house of wives. So,it is obvious that he had more experience with women than anyone else in history, probably.Women know better, but many men would say Solomon had wonderful success with women because he had so many beautiful wives. I think the opposite is true. If he had been happy and content with the first one, he wouldn't have kept looking for another, another and another until he had no more room in his harem. Having many competing wives, however, did teach him a bit of wisdom about women .... MORE THAN ONE WIFE IS A PEACE PROBLEM ! He, of all people, knew what it meant to have no peace in his home. Naturally, it was he who wrote and repeated this bit of wisdom in Proverbs .... "It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house." Pr.21:9 & 25:24. I don't know whether he meant crouching in an open air, corner on a flat roofed, wide harem or in some dark corner of its attic. Solomon certainly had an extensive, adventurous, female "venture" but not a successful marriage. In Ecc. he said, that his lust too, was vanity (empty & useless) to his deep spiritual needs. In King Solomon's heart, only God gave him peace of mind and filled his soul's spiritual hunger for forgiveness, cleansing and peace.
We are all hoping and working for a "favorable termination" of whatever venture we may be involved in whether it be marriage, business, losing weitht or sleeping. The fact is, however, that practically none of humanity's ventures and occupations have a favorable termination in eternal terms. What will it matter a hundred years or a thousand years from now ? What will it matter in the lives of our children and our mate ? What will it matter to our own eternity ? Almost every thing people do which they think will end in "happiness ever after" does not. Most often, it terminates with disappoint, emptiness or a feeling of a wasted life, even if they have reached their long sought after goals in life. Not so, for those who have wisely sought God's will for their lives. "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these (other) things shall be added unto you." Matt.6:33. Jesus said it and has proven it in many Christian lives who believed it and obeyed it.
There are many things I do not know, and other things I think I know, but this I am certain of. There is no real attainment, accomplishment or victory except it be for God. Unless it finds the favor of God, there is no "favorable termination" of any venture, in life or eternity. All so called "success", other than succeeding with God, is failure, no matter how impressive to this world. And if, as some believe, there were no God, then what does it matter whether we yield to all of our fleshly lusts or live and die to help the poor and needy of the world .... if physical death is an eternal , dark, nothingness END .... in a box of worms, and all is eternally forgotten ? What does it matter... If we are just evolved animals ? Then, we are either carnivorus animals or their prey in the food chain. If that were the case, I would rather be the carnivar than the deer, the evil (but there would be no evil) survivor, ruler, than the good serf ....but what is good or evil, if there is no God ? One opinion would be as good as another. There is neither evil nor good in the animal world. It's every animal for itself and that jungle is full of other hungry animals bigger and more vicious, and everyone's life is in danger night and day if there were no God. But He is, and was, and is to come, eternal past, present, future, first and last for ever. We are not animals but "created in His image and likeness" as He said in His Word, the Holy Bible. Believe it.
Pass it on. RB
Sep 3, 2010
This week, eminent space scientist, Stephen Hawking, boldly stated, with one finger, "God did not create the universe" and, "There is no need for God, to explain" where it came from. Since he is terribly crippled and all he can say must be typed, with one finger, one letter at a time, he didn't actually "say" it, but pecked it out on a keyboard. But they were his thoughts and words. It is very interesting to me that, as a space scientist, he chose the very first verse in the Bible to deny. Genesis 1:1"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth ." Dr. Hawkings didn't mince words, he went right to the very root of the problem he has been wrestling with all his life ... where did it all come from ? I fear, it is Stephen Hawking not the Apostle Paul who fits Festus' conclusion, "much learning hath make thee mad". Acts 26:24.
Gen.1:1 "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" has a New Testament revelation of the verse. John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.... All things were made by him; .... and without him was not anything made that was made .... and the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory .... as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth." v.1,3,14. (Jesus).
To deny Genesis 1:1 is to deny John 1:1-14 and to deny either is to deny both God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son ... the living Word of God. You see, the only record humanity has of where the world, universe, and we ourselves came from is God's Word, the Bible. No "missing link",between monkeys and men, has ever or will ever be found,because there is none. If we cannot believe (have faith in) the first verse of God's Word, we cannot, with any real faith believe any other verse in the Bible. To deny one verse is to cast a shadow of doubt (unbelief) upon it's entirety and one cannot ever be saved (spiritually born again) until they cease to disbelieve. Again, the Bible is also the only source we have, from God, as to our creation, sin the fall, and God's plan of redemption through Jesus Christ. This problem, of unbelief, is clarified in Rom.10:17 "Faith cometh by hearing ... the Word of God." If one does not believe the Word of God, they cannot have true "faith" which comes from the Word of God. This is why Satan has devised so many pseudo "new, improved ,more understandable Bibles"and outright enigmatic mimicry as Mohamed's Koran and Joseph Smith's Book of Mormon. Both of which have a mysterious aura about them which intrege some to embrace as a preferable way of life, and distract from God's true Word where "faith" derives.
Steven Hawking is truly a brilliant scientist, but if he thinks he has proof for his denial of God as Creator of all things, he falls into the category of "False Science" for his denial is only a "theory" not science. The word "science" literally means, "to know by verifiable PROOF". Mr Hawking does not Know what he is talking about when he says, from his finite brain, that the infinite universe was not created by the infinite GOD. When he says, "We don't need God" to explain the existence of the universe, he is suggesting that he can explain it, without God. That is the biggest claim a man has ever made. There are only two basic religions, Amoebic Evolution from amoeba to tadpole to monkey to man or a Creator God. Evolution is Satan's counterfeit religion to avoid admitting to an Intelligent Creator and therefore be compelled to accept and serve Him as God. Evolution has spawned a thousand offspring religions, many with admixture of shadowy vestiges of Christianity, to look respectable and acceptable to unstudied people. Evolution is not a better answer to our existence but an absolutely impossible one. If the Atheist thinks God is hard to explain, try explaining the universe, earth and us without Him.
If Mr Hawking's theory is the "Big Bang" caused the infinite universe, he needs to look one step back beyond the Big Bang", if there ever was one, to the CAUSE of the bang. When God's eternal Big Word said, "LET THERE BE...." and the Heavens and Earth suddenly burst forth, there most surely was a very Big Noise, Explosion, Boom or BANG !!!!! The
BIG question is ..... "Who lit the fuse "?
"Keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called." 1 Tim.6:20
Pass it on. RB