As I read through the Old Testament and the book of Jeremiah, I feel like I’m reading about my own nation. Judah and Israel had forgotten the Lord their God. They had begun as a strong and Powerful nation. Their adversaries had seen and feared the Power of God as He watched over them as He would the apple of His eye. Israel grew powerful, wealthy…..and it seems…lazy. The mighty nation began with King Saul and then King David ruling over the land but as evil and wicked rulers began to take throne, the nation began to fall deeper and deeper into sin. They soon forgot their God. 400 years later the nation was destroyed. Every person was led to one or more of the following: captivity, sword, curses, troubles, pestilence or famine. The scripture also mentions many times that the land falls under a curse for the sins of a nation. Look around with our crops dying and animals dying – could all this be a curse on our land for our sins? Time after time the people were warned, time after time they were called to come back but they did not listen nor did they heed the words.
What/Who do you boast in? “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me.. Jeremiah 9
Many may think ‘I remember God’ or ‘I know God’, but it’s more than that. He wants us to know and understand Him. He wants us to love Him and search for Him with all our heart, mind and soul. Jesus said that if we love Him, we will obey Him. How can we obey Him if we have made our own rules or made our own gods to fit each one of our lifestyles ? How can we love Him if we don’t bother to know His laws and His ways? If we show love to God by obeying Him and Honoring Him, we must always stay in the Word of God, studying and seeking His way. The Lord says “Is not the Lord a God at hand and a God afar off? Can anyone hide himself in secret places so I shall not see him? Do I not fill heaven and earth?”
I saw this truck the other day and the “ONE NATION OF A FORGOTTEN GOD” is what really struck me. (and fyi: I have no comment on welfare opinion expressed here-I’m not going there)
Even though the nation had crumbled and the land was under a curse because the people had forgotten God, there was still a remnant of believers and those who honored Him. The Lord knew those that were His. His hand of protection was upon those who loved and feared Him. When Judah was brought captive to Babylon, the Lord made sure they prospered even in captivity. He promised to return them to their land after 70 years.
Have we forgotten the Lord? Can we turn back? We can and it is possible, but it will take everyone of us turning back to Him with humility and a repentant heart. My prayer for this country is that the Lord will rise up the righteous voices and the wicked would be silenced. No longer can I ask forgiveness for our country because we keep on in our wickedness! The innocent blood we have spilled cries out to him, He weeps for the children who do not know Him.
O Lord, let the voice of Your people rise up and be heard. Let the voice of the wicked be silenced. Let our children know you again that we would serve you and glorify your name. May every knee bow down and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord. Amen.
Throughout the book of Jeremiah the Lord tells the people what He wants:
- help the oppressed
- deliver the hurting
- help the fatherless and the orphan
- treat the innocent right
- stop all ungodliness
- put God first and have no idols before Him
- stop walking in lies
- run from adultery
- do not listen to false prophets who lead you away from the Lord
Beware of false messages: In Jeremiah 28 the prophet Hananiah and Jeremiah were proclaiming God’s word but Hananiah had mixed the message. Hananiah stole words from Jeremiah, used twisting truth and lied in God’s name. Jeremiah spoke out warning and doom, Hananiah spoke out no warning, only blessings ahead. Of course, Hananiah’s word sounded much better, but He was lying to gain favor with people. Jeremiah said many prophets have come proclaiming warning and disaster but the prophet who comes proclaiming tidings and good things ahead – him you believe after you see it come to fruition. So if you hear a warning – heed it and listen. If you hear someone say that your world will turn into peachy money mountains, don’t believe it until it happens. It reminds me of a tv preacher who came to a local church. He had the congregation standing up chanting “money is mine” and “wealth is ahead” in Jesus name. He continued the chanting as the congregation got excited as they chanted his prophecy over new cars and houses. That would be an example that Jeremiah is trying to tell us- don’t believe these words until it happens. Heed warnings.
ISN’T GOD A GOD OF LOVE? This is true and yet God is a just judge, And God is angry with the wicked every day. If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready. He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.To those who love to wander, they will be punished. Those who do not restrain their feet, the Lord does not accept them, He will remember their iniquity and punish their sins. To those who seek after other gods and burn incense to them, they will be punished. To those who forget the Lord, they will be punished. Jeremiah 14:10 Hosea 2:13
Those words were difficult to write. They may be difficult to hear also. Imagine how difficult it must have been for the people to listen to the warnings Jeremiah sent out. Will you listen? It’s easy to point the finger at others with so much wickedness around us, but have we stopped to check our own heart? Often times, if not every time, the Lord reveals things in my heart that I was unaware of.
Dear Lord, Examine me, O Lord, and prove me;Try my mind and my heart. Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. In Jesus name, Amen
Importance of truly Knowing God:
Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, Let not the mighty man glory in his might, Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; But let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord. Jer 23-24
The priests did not say, ‘Where is the Lord?’ And those who handle the law did not know Me; The rulers also transgressed against Me; The prophets prophesied by Baal, And walked after things that do not profit. Jeremiah 2:8
They refused to know God so punishment was ahead:
The people taught their tongue to lie and had wearied themselves in their sins. The teachers and priests taught deceit and they refused to know Him; “Through deceit they refuse to know Me,” says the Lord” …. Shall I not punish them for these things? Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?” vs 5-9
Give glory to the Lord your God Before He causes darkness, And before your feet stumble on the dark mountains,And while you are looking for light,He turns it into the shadow of death And makes it dense darkness.But if you will not hear it, My soul will weep in secret for your pride;My eyes will weep bitterly And run down with tears, Because the Lord’s flock has been taken captive. jer 13:16-17
Are we like ancient Judah?
Why do My people say, ‘We are lords;We will come no more to You’?
Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire?
Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number
you have taught the wicked women your ways.
Also on your skirts is found
The blood of the lives of the poor innocents.
I have not found it by secret search,
But plainly on all these things.
Yet you say, ‘Because I am innocent,
Surely His anger shall turn from me.’
Behold, I will plead My case against you,
Because you say, ‘I have not sinned.’
Why do you gad about so much to change your way?
How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies?
Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart,
who try to make My people forget My name
Surely, as a wife treacherously departs from her husband,
So have you dealt treacherously with Me
For they have perverted their way;
They have forgotten the Lord their God.
“Return, you backsliding children,
And I will heal your backslidings.
if you say in your heart,
“Why have these things come upon me?”
For the greatness of your iniquity
Your skirts have been uncovered,
Your heels made bare.
Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard its spots?
Then may you also do good who are accustomed to do evil.
Because you have forgotten Me
And trusted in falsehood.
Therefore I will uncover your skirts over your face,
That your shame may appear.
27 I have seen your adulteries
And your lustful neighings,
The lewdness of your harlotry,
Your abominations on the hills in the fields.
Woe to you, O Jerusalem!
Will you still not be made clean?” jeremiah 13
“Because My people have forgotten Me,
They have burned incense to worthless idols.
And they have caused themselves to stumble in their ways,
From the ancient paths,
To walk in pathways and not on a highway,
To make their land desolate and a perpetual hissing;
Everyone who passes by it will be astonished
And shake his head.
I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy;
I will show them the back and not the face
In the day of their calamity.” Jeremiah 18
‘Because you have forgotten Me and cast Me behind your back, Therefore you shall bear the penalty of your lewdness and your harlotry.’” Ezekiel 23:35
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6
When they had pasture, they were filled; They were filled and their heart was exalted; Therefore they forgot Me Hosea 13:6
Arise, O Lord,Do not let man prevail;Let the nations be judged in Your sight.Put them in fear, O Lord,That the nations may know themselves to be but men. Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the just;For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds. Amen
While our government and the main stream media would rather look the other way and even go so far as to deny that the killing and persecution of Christians is happening, the truth is still getting out. It is amazing to me that in this country that was established on the law of Moses, we have a leader who claims to be a Christian who supports a religion whose tenets promote the killing of those same Christians. But then again that should not surprise me really. While our President makes the claim to Christianity, there has been little evidence to support his claim. And yes, I am judging his actions, as follower of Christ it is our responsibility to point out when leaders who claim the mantle of Christianity, lead their followers down the path of unrighteousness. And that is exactly what Mr. Obama is doing. While Mr. Obama could not be in place without God’s approval, that does not mean that he himself is favored by God. God uses ungodly men as well as godly, you only have to look at your Bible to find many instances of this. Look at Nebuchadnezzar for one.
The culling of the Christians in the Middle East is a forerunner to the destruction of the Jews and the attempted destruction of Israel. It is naive to think that if the killing of the Christians is successful in the Middle East it will stop there. Logic alone will tell us that the efforts will be increased in Europe. The violence is spreading rapidly there as well and Islamic organizations already have established strongholds in South and Central America, as well as in Canada, where it is becoming more and more illegal to even speak against them. And for those who would rather hide their heads in the sand and say that it could never happen here in the United States, let me ask you a question, Why is our Attorney General so quick to sue cities, states, school districts and etc. to make allowances for the practice of Islam, including prayer rooms in schools, and at the same time refusing to allow the same rights to Christians? Why are Christian principles being disallowed in the military and our service men and women being told that if they state their beliefs, they can be tried for treason? These are just a few instances of change in this country since this administration has been in power. Is it really too extreme to see a time in the near future where Christians suffer the same level of persecution that they are suffering in the Middle East?
We know that for prophecy to be fulfilled, this time must come and if we are true followers of Christ, we must be sure that we are doing as we are instructed. As Jesus himself told us, as wise man watches the sky to see the signs. So please my friends, do not take your eyes off of heaven. Be prepared, and follow instructions. They are all there written in the Book! Please do not hide your eyes and deny the reality of what is happening in the world.
The pictures below and the article that they are from are just a small example of what is happening, please take time to read the story and ask why it is not being covered. Also ask why our President is so insistent that the very people causing this destruction, be released from prison.
Missouri Education Watchdog: MAJOR ALERT for Private School and Homeschool Parents. The Plan: Your Child WILL be Taught Common Core.
This is a very important issue, not just for those that have children in public schools, this report from MEW shows how it affects children that are being home schooled but it also affects any child being taught at a Christian school as well. Please link to this, tweet it, put it on facebook, share it any way you can! God bless!
Do you think you have freedom to educate your child as you, the parent, sees fit? Do you look to the State for educational development/delivery for your child or have you selected private/homeschool options? If you have chosen private/homeschool options, it may not be much different than the public school education offered by the state of Alabama. The state not only controls the public development/direction of education, it will also control both private/homeschool educational development/direction.
Watch this Alabama Department of Education Private School Licensure Meeting athttp://www.ustream.tv/recorded/35665549.
A reader contacted me and wrote:
This video of the Alabama State Department Education meeting with private, church, and home school representatives will make your blood boil. They are creating a new department, charging new fees, implementing unprecedented oversight and reporting requirements, and monitoring the list of those schools that do not register with the State Department of Education. If you do not register, your students are unable to attend a postsecondary institution (2-or 4-year). Home schoolers MUST report attendance, grades, coursework, etc. to the local school superintendent on a regular basis. I could go on and on. Please take the time to watch it! Please share this with everyone in our group and others…
Please read the rest of this on MEW’s site:Missouri Education Watchdog: MAJOR ALERT for Private School and Homeschool Parents. The Plan: Your Child WILL be Taught Common Core..
U.S. border officials want 20,000 kg of food itemized, physically inspected before entering
Passion 2013 #6 (Kristian Stanfill + Louie Giglio and others) Important Discussion on Modern Day Human Trafficing
United States Army Threatened With Lawsuit Over Chaplain’s Prayer to ‘Heavenly Father’ | Christian News Network
I am truly sorry to say that this is happening in my state!
More good news for Arkansans!!!
“It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe, without the agency of a Supreme Being. It is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being. It is impossible to reason without arriving at a Supreme Being. Religion is as necessary to reason, as reason is to religion. The one cannot exist without the other. A reasoning being would lose his reason, in attempting to account for the great phenomena of nature, had he not a Supreme Being to refer to; and well has it been said, that if there had been no God, mankind would have been obliged to imagine one.” Paulding, Life of Washington Vol. 2 p. 209
My thanks to Professor X at Partnering With Eagles, and I am so happy to be included with such a wonderful group of Patriots. God bless you all!
I will give fair warning that some people might find this post offensive and it is not my intent to offend. What my intent is is to bring to the forefront a problem that is only spoken about with people you trust to a certain degree and a problem that is covered up and plastered over in political correctness to another degree.
Let me start by saying that I am awaiting God‘s Kingdom where we can all live together and that immigration itself is a great thing. What I do have a problem with is the open border mentality that seems to say, let anyone come across no matter their purpose. Not everyone who enters this country wants either the best for themselves, or the best for the people of this country. As parents we have a responsibility for our children to protect them from harm. From drugs, from those who would molest or rape them, and from those who would use them in many other ways for evil. Turning a blind eye to the evil that comes across the border simply enables even more of it to come across.
There are those who say, yes, but it isn’t Christian to block people from entering the best country in the world! And I agree! However, God Himself tells us that we should obey the law does He not? Those that come here illegally are not following God’s will, does that make their actions right? There is a process to obtain entrance to the country, but like other laws, there are some who think that it doesn’t apply to them. They want what they want and they will take it regardless of the cost to others or the rights that they infringe upon.
Another question to ask is are we truly aiding those who want to come here for a better life. If by our actions we are allowing them to be abused and used by others for an evil purpose, in my mind this tells me we are doing the work of evil and not good. The use of drugs and the use of innocents to carry and distribute those drugs has increased and will continue to increase if we simply turn a blind eye to it. Spreading out from that is murder, rape, robbery, and all other immoral actions. We see increased costs to everyone, not in money, although that is a factor, but in lives lost and heartache as well.
Laws are established by a government in order to protect the borders and people within that country. We as citizens have a responsibility to follow the laws or work with in the system to change them. We as Christians owe first to God! This is not a question of God over government, this is a question of respect for God’s will over people’s desire. People desiring to do harm to others do not have the right, nor do we owe them the opportunity, to break the laws of the country that we live in, in order to fulfill their desires. If we do this, we are saying that lawlessness should prevail!
God bless you, watch the video below, consider the cost and the loss, then if you see fit add to the discussion!
I reprinted this from Sami at Village of the Banned and Voting American; If you have never visited his sites and you love this country, he is a patriot first and foremost and you may learn a few things.. But be forewarned, he does not hold back and he is very passionate. He also has a cadre of very impassioned followers who are ready and willing to engage you. So if you are looking to learn or want to debate, it is a great place to check out. God bless!
Bill of Rights
The Preamble to The Bill of Rights
March 4th 1789
THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.
RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.
ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
Note: The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the “Bill of Rights.”
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
I haven’t really written anything about the Supreme Court’s ruling this week that the Healthcare Bill that passed, is actually constitutional based on the fact that it is a tax. I have a lot of questions and I do not like the answers. I am going to pose some of those questions to you my friends and would like you to consider the answer.
- Are there now any limits on what Congress can require us to purchase?
- Can Congress now tax us for our lifestyle?
- Has Congress given one un-elected person in the form of the HHS Secretary, the power to decide what is the correct lifestyle we need to live?
- Can this be used for Religious Beliefs? By that I mean can the HHS Secretary decide that a Christian lifestyle would be dangerous and therefore anyone who practices our faith could be taxed so much that we can not survive?
- Have we gone from limited government to unlimited government?
- If this is not repealed by the next Congress and it continues in force, can it be stopped at any other point?
I realize that some of these are questions without answers, but the possibilities that I see are not ones that lead to good. This seems to me to be mans attempt to force utopia onto his fellow man. Social Engineering at it’s worst. I know that there are some who look forward to the benefits, but I ask you to take a closer look at the probabilities that mortal man will use this to try and force those that don’t agree with his idea of utopia, to accept it anyway. Just as Nebuchadezzer tried to force Shadrah, Meshach, and Abedniggo to bow down to his golden idol, we will probably be pressured to abide by rules and regulations that we find repugnant. But like the “three men in the fire” we have reassurance that God will be with us and we can trust that whatever they try to force upon us, as long as we have faith and stand true to the word of God, He will be the “fourth man in the fire.”
I am continually amazed at the wonders of medical progress that is being made. I am even more amazed at how those same advances show us the miracles of God‘s creation. At one time it was fairly easy for those who promote abortion to convince the gullible that a baby growing in the womb was nothing more than a collection of cells that was perfectly okay to flush out of a womans system like nothing more than an enema flushing waste from the bowels.
With each advance in the field of medicine, we have irrefutable evidence of both the viability of the baby and the proof that this life is so much more than simply a collection of cells. If the baby in the womb was simply a collection of cells, surgeries such as those in the story that I have linked below would neither be needed nor would it work.
And yet, we have people out there from Planned Parenthood and from our own government that prey on the lack of intelligence of some, and the greed and selfishness of others, to convince them otherwise. These people feel that they have the right to decide who has the right live.
I am ashamed of the leaders of this country that are pushing us further and further into a culture of death. Leaders who argue that God’s will is not important, and that we should just shut up and sit down, because they have decided that they have this right, no matter what anyone else thinks. These same leaders push their culture of death off on poor countries in exchange for money that Congress allocated without strings. And yet in defiance of the will of Congress and the American people, the very laws of the land that they have sworn to uphold, the attach strings, forcing these countries to amend their own laws and provide, nay not just provide, but push abortion onto their own people.
Beyond their negligence and destructive attitudes toward the lives of the unborn, is their total disregard for the lives of the elderly and disabled as well. They argue that “quality of life” is the most important thing to judge a persons value by. By their standards, Mozark would have been left to die on the trash heap of history. Along with others whose disabilities would have prevented them from consideration in these peoples lives.
Many of these same people have so little regard for human life that they would rather see man die out in order to save some small lizard that they decide is endangered in the desert. They put the environment over human life, even to the extent that they are willing to falsify data in order to get the results that they want. When they are forced to admit that the environment in not a problem, they call those that disagree, stupid and uncaring.
If these same people would spend the time and money on saving human lives and protecting the unborn, we would be a lot closer to the utopia that they claim to want. But it is not really utopia that these people want. It is simply to have the power to control the lives and fortunes of everyone around them. Because they truly think that they are the only ones who are capable of making decisions for everyone.
This arrogance is evil! It is a path that will lead our country to destruction unless we change our ways.
Please read this heartwarming story from American Vision and pass it on to those who need reinforcement of the miracles of God, or to those who still believe in those who push the culture of death. God bless!
Written on JUNE 26, 2012 AT 10:49 AM by GARY DEMAR
I love science. I always have. I always will. Science is a window into God’s creation. The more we learn about the created order, the more we understood that none of what we see is here by accident. William Cowper (1731–1800) was right when he wrote that “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.” This is true in the operating room as doctors operate on babies while they are still in the sanctuary of their mother’s womb.
The latest example is the story of 20-month old Lyna Gonzalez. During her mother’s pregnancy, doctors discovered a benign tumor the size of a tennis ball growing on her unborn baby’s mouth. Doctors told Tammy there was little chance her daughter would survive birth – and if she did, she would require an immediate tracheotomy in order to breath and have multiple surgeries thereafter.
Dr. Ruben Quintero, a pioneer in fetal medicine, has treated many birth defects and high risk conditions while the baby is still in the womb. Quintero and Dr. Eftichia Kontopoulos operated on Tammy’s baby in utero. Using an endoscope guided by ultrasound they performed a first of its kind surgery and removed the tumor from the fetus’ mouth.
Leyna Mykaella Gonzalez was born healthy. The only sign of the surgery is a tiny scar on her mouth. Read the rest of this wonderful story at American Vision!