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For Mine Eyes Have Seen the Salvation

Luke 2:21-38
King James Version (KJV)
21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;

23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)

24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.

26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law,

28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people;

32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;

35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;

37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

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Bless the Lord, O my Soul

Psalm 103

King James Version (KJV)

103 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

7 He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.

9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever.

10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.

12 As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.

15 As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.

16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.

17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;

18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.

19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.

21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion: bless the Lord, O my soul.

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Let My Prayer Come Before Thee

Psalm 88

King James Version (KJV)

88 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:

2 Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

5 Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

8 Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: Lord, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.

10 Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.

11 Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?

12 Shall thy wonders be known in the dark? and thy righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

13 But unto thee have I cried, O Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee.

14 Lord, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me?

15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

16 Thy fierce wrath goeth over me; thy terrors have cut me off.

17 They came round about me daily like water; they compassed me about together.

18 Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.

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Out of the Depths Have I Cried

Psalm 130

King James Version (KJV)

130 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.

2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

3 If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?

4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

6 My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

7 Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

8 And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

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In You, O Lord, I Put My Trust

Psalm 71

King James Version (KJV)

71 In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

2 Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

4 Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

5 For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.

6 By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother’s bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.

7 I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

18 Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.

19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

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Praise Ye the Lord

Psalm 148

King James Version (KJV)

148 Praise ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.

5 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for he commanded, and they were created.

6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.

7 Praise the Lord from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:

8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:

10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:

11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the Lord.

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A.W. Pink : Access to God (Part 2)

Part 2

“Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith.” This makes known the principle which is to be exercised in our approaches unto God, for, “without faith it is impossible to please Him: for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (Heb. 11:6). None but a genuine believer can obtain access unto God: all others are rigidly excluded. There must be the actual ex- ercise of faith in every spiritual work: “by faith Abel offered unto God” etc. (Heb. 11:4). The “full assurance of faith” does not here signify a firm knowledge of our sonship, but an implicit confidence in the sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice and priesthood. Many Hebrews who had received in general the faith of the Gospel were wavering in their minds about the Person and office of Christ and the glorious things predicated of Him by the Apostle, and therefore he stresses the fact there must be a firm conviction of the reality and efficacy of the Atonement if we are to draw near unto God.

“Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” Here is the twofold preparation prescribed unto us for the right performance of this duty. In these expressions there is an obvious allusion unto the necessary preparations for Divine worship made by Israel under Judaism. As there were various ways in which the Jews became ceremonially and legally defiled, so there were various means appointed for their purification (Heb. 9:13). Those institutions the Apostle now applies spiritually: “our hearts” and “our bodies” signify the inward and the outward man. “Bodies washed with pure water” has no reference to baptism, but is to be understood of our members being preserved from evil and used for God. Rightly did John Owen say at the close of his exposition of these verses, “Universal sanctification upon our whole persons and the mortification in an especial manner of outward sins are required of us in our drawing nigh unto God.”

“Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience” has reference to an efficacious application of the blood of Christ unto sanctification or internal purification, so that the burden of guilt is removed. This is accomplished originally in the communication of regenerating grace at the new birth, and is repeated whenever the Spirit grants a fresh renewal and experience of the virtues of the Atonement. That a good conscience is an indispensable qualification for access to God is seen from, “How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit, offered Himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God” (Heb. 9:14), where “serve” signifies communion and worship. When the conscience is unpurged, the weight of condemnation lies so heavily upon it that we are then at a loss in approaching the Holy One.

Now to sum up. It is one thing to know theoretically the legal way and right of approach unto God, but it is quite another to enjoy conscious access to Him. For that, the aid of the Spirit is imperative, but He will not perform His gracious operations within us if He be grieved. If we have spent the night in ransacking the newspapers, in worldly conversation, or in backbiting the servants and saints of God, think you that the Holy Spirit will draw out your heart unto the Father when you perform your evening devotions? Not so, unless you penitently confess those sins, and sincerely determine there shall be no repetition of them. “Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you” (James 4:8). What has been before us was strikingly foreshadowed of old in connection with the approach of Israel’s priests unto God: first the blood was applied to their persons, then the oil (emblem of the Spirit), and then they washed at the laver.

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The End in Sight? As America Has Done to Israel via John McTernan

 

 

by JohnMcTernan

                            Verse of the Day

Obadiah 1:15 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done (to Israel), it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

Commentary

China’s new air defense zone above Senkakus ‘very dangerous’ escalation, Japan says 11/23/13 The Chinese feel that now is the time to move for control of Asia.

It appears China feels that America is now weak enough under Obama as the Commander-in-Chief to exert itself in Asia. With the weakness of Obama, it was just a matter of time until China felt safe to move against America. Obama is embarrassingly weak and the Chinese are about to test America’s mettle.

Please notice the connection to China’s move against Japan and what Obama/Kerry are doing to Israel! They are pushing Israel to war with Iran, at the exact time that God is raising up China to confront America!
It is frightening to think of America going to war in Asia with Obama as the Commander-in-Chief. This is the man who is a world evangelist for homosexuality, he leads the charge to kill babies in the womb and betrays God’s covenant nation Israel.

He has done everything in his power to sodomize the military. Notice the short time between sodomizing the US military and China confronting America! The judgment did not take long.

Chinese plans for nuclear attack against USAChinese plans for nuclear attack against USA

Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S. 11/01/13 (This article was in my post of November 2. To read this entire post go to: Inside China: Nuclear submarines capable of widespread attack on U.S.)

Just a short time ago, the Chinese newspapers showed China’s ability to attack America with nuclear weapons and now this move against Japan. The Chinese pattern is clear that they are heading for war with America.
It is crystal clear to me, that God has raised up China as a rod of judgment against America.

Dangerous Times: A Looming Strategic Disaster in the Middle East.11/23/13 This is a great article showing what Obama’s lies and weakness have done to the Middle East. He now has set the stage for World War 3 or, as I see it in the Bible, it will start with the Psalm 83 war. This is the all-out war between Israel and the surrounding Arab nations that will spread throughout the world.

If Israel goes to war with Iran, watch for America to be at war with China. I can easily see God using China to break America as a super power. Once the war starts, it will be too late for America to repent and come back under God’s blessings. It will be like when the Babylonians were at the gates of Jerusalem. It was too late for Judah to repent. The nation was destroyed, and the Jews had to go into captivity.
 
There is nothing we can do but grow closer to Jesus by faith and keep anchored in looking for the Blessed Hope, the Groom coming for His bride. The die is now cast and events are going to unfold very quickly. God has lined up the rebellious West for judgment.

God is about to turn the world we know upside down. Please do not fear but stay focused on God and His word. This will keep you from fear.

May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you.

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

As America Has Done to Israel

Hagel: U.S. ‘deeply concerned’ with China air defense map 11/23/13 This map includes islands that belong to Japan!

“We view this development as a destabilizing attempt to alter the status quo in the region,” Hagel said in a statement. “This unilateral action increases the risk of misunderstanding and miscalculations.”  “The Associated Press reports that the Chinese Defense Ministry issued a map showing the new East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone, which encompasses what the Chinese call the Diaoyu islands. The move is seen as an aggressive step against Japan, which bought what it calls the Senkaku islands from private owners in 2012. The islands are uninhabited, but are believed to rest near large underwater oil reserves. Taiwan also claims possession of the islands.”

Iran, world powers reach historic nuclear deal 11/23/13 President Clinton did the same thing with North Korea, and it turned out to be a joke. NK actually completed the nuclear bomb and detonated it while under the terms of the agreement! Iran needs this time to complete its bomb and maybe six months is all Iran needs. The key issue is what is Israel going to do?

“The deal, intended as first step toward a more comprehensive nuclear pact to be completed in six months, freezes or reverses progress at all of Iran’s major nuclear facilities, according to Western officials familiar with the details. It halts the installation of new centrifuges and caps the amount and type of enriched uranium that Iran is allowed to produce.”

‘Geneva talks a facade, US-Iran worked secretly on deal for past year’11/17/13 This shows just how treacherous and underhanded Obama is. Deep down, I knew that Obama would sell Israel out. His love for the Muslim Brotherhood was all the proof that I needed. Now that it is his second term in office, he does not have to worry about the political ramification. This is the real Obama and Hard Left in action against Israel.

“The Geneva negotiations between the so-called P5+1 powers and Iran are a mere “facade,” because the terms of a deal on Iran’s nuclear program have been negotiated in talks between a top adviser to President Barack Obama and a leading Iranian nuclear official that have continued in secret for more than a year, Israeli television reportedSunday.”

He needs to stand strong against Obama. The intense pressure is coming.He needs to stand strong against Obama. The intense pressure is coming.

Will Israel Attack Iran? 11/23/13 Now that the West made a “deal” with Iran, watch these nations unify against Israel. It is possible that Iran will become the “good guy” while Israel now becomes “intransigent” to the West. I think that Obama will try to break Israel. What will happen if he does this is that God will break him.

“Benjamin Netanyahu understands this. Jewish history, and not just Jewish history, teaches this lesson. Netanyahu may well judge that he has to act to stop the Iranian regime from getting nuclear weapons. If he does, then Israel will fight. And Israel will be right.”

Bennett: ‘Bad’ Iran deal increases need for military action 11/23/13

Iran Launches ‘Massive’ War Drills 11/21/13 Iran is building and preparing its military for an all-out war with the “dreaded Zionists”. According to the Bible, they are preparing for their own massive defeat.

“Iranian military forces launched a series of “massive military drills” across nine provinces on Wednesday following an order by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to state media reports.

The drills, codenamed “Towards Jerusalem,” will continue over the coming days and throughout the rest of the year.”

Rouhani to the West: Ignore Israel, Sign a Deal 11/22/13 What I think will happen is that the coming war will turn into a world war. There is great bloodshed coming to all these countries as God will use the Muslims as judgment. I also think that Russia will take control over Europe also as judgment. The West is forcing Israel into war and bloodshed, and that is exactly what is coming on a massive scale to the West .

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

 JohnMcTernan | November 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm | URL: http://wp.me/p2K7cq-1Mh
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Give Thanks to the Lord

1 Chronicles 16

King James Version (KJV)

7 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the Lord into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

8 Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

11 Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his face continually.

12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

14 He is the Lord our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;

16 Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac;

17 And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant,

18 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance;

19 When ye were but few, even a few, and strangers in it.

20 And when they went from nation to nation, and from one kingdom to another people;

21 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes,

22 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

23 Sing unto the Lord, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.

24 Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations.

25 For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.

26 For all the gods of the people are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.

27 Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.

28 Give unto the Lord, ye kindreds of the people, give unto the Lord glory and strength.

29 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

30 Fear before him, all the earth: the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.

31 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.

32 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof: let the fields rejoice, and all that is therein.

33 Then shall the trees of the wood sing out at the presence of the Lord, because he cometh to judge the earth.

34 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.

36 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for ever and ever. And all the people said, Amen, and praised the Lord.

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The Demise of Pax Americana

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The Demise of Pax Americana

by JohnMcTernan

                           Verse of the Day

1John 2:17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

Commentary

This situation is extremely dangerous for Kerry and AmericaThis situation is extremely dangerous for Kerry and America

The Demise of Pax Americana11/15/13 The word “pax” is used but it means: ” A time of wide-ranging stability when there is only a single dominant power” It is most often associated with the Roman Empire.

“Kerry’s failure to reach the hoped-for deal represented a huge blow to America, and a double victory for Iran. The simple fact that Washington was willing to sign the deal – and lie about it to its closest allies – caused the US to lose its credibility in the Middle East. Even without the deal, the US paid the price of appeasing Iran and surrendering leadership of the free world to France and Israel.Just by getting the Americans to commit themselves to reducing sanctions while Iran continues its march to a nuclear weapon, Iran destroyed any remaining possibility of doing any serious non-military damage to Iran’s plans for nuclear weaponry. At the same time, the Americans boosted Iranian credibility, endorsed Iranian power, and belittled Israel and Saudi Arabia – Iran’s chief challengers in the Middle East. Thus, Iran ended Pax Americana in the Middle East, removing the greatest obstacle in its path to regional hegemony. And it did so without having to make the slightest concession to the Great Satan.”

God’s judgment on Obama and America are really starting to accelerate into a collapse. Under Obama’s leadership America’s position as the dominant world power is now ending. He is totally untrustworthy and seems that his only coherent foreign policy is to promote the Muslim Brotherhood. In addition, he seems determined to see to it that Iran obtains nuclear weapons.

He is so diabolical I have a sense that he cut a deal with Iran, that they could obtain nuclear weapons, as long as they agreed to only use them against Israel and not the United States. I really think that Obama is that evil. In the meantime, China is very subtly threatening America with nuclear war or at least war in Asia! I do believe that God is raising China up as a rod of judgment against America both economically and militarily.

If Obama tries to set up Israel for war with Iran, then for sure, America will find itself in a war that it cannot win.

The 1956 Israeli war is viewed by historians as the end of Great Britain as a world power. Great Britain came against God’s prophetic plan for Israel, and this war put an end to Great Britain’s power. As a result, now this nation is under the complete control of the Hard Left reprobates along with the ascension of Islam to power. God is crushing Great Britain with judgments.

It does appear that this confrontation between “Pharaoh” Obama and Israel is now America’s turn to be punished as was Great Britain’s. As the “Pharaoh” comes against Israel, his presidency is being destroyed both nationally and internationally right before our very eyes.

Exodus 9:15-17 For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth. And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that thou wilt not let them go?

God’s Final Warning to Obama/America

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Obama: Same-Sex Marriage ‘Exemplifies the Values We Hold Dear as a Nation’ 11/13/13 This is his heart of sin that he projects onto the entire nation. Homosexual “marriage” is a delusion invented by the modern Hard Left which are in total rebellion against God.

“President Barack Obama issued a statement yesterday congratulating Hawaii for legalizing same-sex marriage, a move he said “exemplifies the values we hold dear as a nation.”

Gallup: Belief Obama’s ‘Honest and Trustworthy’ Hits All-Time Low 11/13/13 Now that Obama is a proven liar to the public, he has no place to go but down. I expect his ratings to fall to the percentage of his hardcore believers, which is about 25 percent or so. He is heading towards not being able to govern because he is now exposed as a pathological liar. Everyone around him are also pathological liars! Each hearing showed that all the members of Obama’s administration are bold liars. They actually lie about lying! God raises up people like this into power as punishment for a rebellious nation.

Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

He is wounded and now very dangerous. If he cannot get his way with the Hard Left agenda, he might move with an attempt to usurp power with a form of coup. I repeat that he now is extremely dangerous like a wounded animal. God is now dealing directly with Obama and through him the American people. It really does appear that judgment day is approaching very fast.

“The belief among the American people that President Barack Obama is “honest and trustworthy” has hit an all-time low …”

The belief among the American people that President Barack Obama is “honest and trustworthy” has hit an all-time low, – See more at:http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/terence-p-jeffrey/gallup-belief-obamas-honest-and-trustworthy-hits-all-time-low#sthash.ejkIRPQi.dpuf

State Dept.: Israeli Settlements Are ‘Illegitimate’  11/15/13 God might deal with America that sections of our nation are illegitimate. The nation could divide up into regions as the unity of the country melts away.

Increasingly often in recent months, Secretary of State John Kerry and State Department officials have made the point about settlement illegitimacy.

Usually, they have attributed the term to “continued” settlement activity – implying active construction work in existing or new settlements. (President Obama used the same term in his 2009 speech in Cairo and again at the United Nations later that year, saying the U.S. “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements.”)

But at a meeting with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem last week Kerry dropped the modifier, saying only “we consider now and have always considered the settlements to be illegitimate.”

- See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/state-dept-israeli-settlements-are-illegitimate#sthash.9BFJg0R0.dpuf

“Increasingly often in recent months, Secretary of State John Kerry and State Department officials have made the point about settlement illegitimacy. Usually, they have attributed the term to “continued” settlement activity – implying active construction work in existing or new settlements. (President Obama used the same term in his 2009 speech in Cairo and again at the United Nations later that year, saying the U.S. “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements.”)But at a meeting with Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem last week Kerry dropped the modifier, saying only “we consider now and have always considered the settlements to be illegitimate.”

Health Law Rollout’s Stumbles Draw Parallels to Bush’s Hurricane Response 11/14/13 Hurricane Katrina was the destruction of Bush’s presidency and it happened at the exact time that he pressured Israel to abandon Gaza. Now Obama is being destroyed, as he is pressuring Israel to create a Palestinian state by April 2014. I see Obama going “down in flames” like Bush did, only Obama might take the nation down with him.

“President Obama is now threatened by a similar toxic mix. The disastrous rollout of his health care law not only threatens the rest of his agenda but also raises questions about his competence in the same way that the Bush administration’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina undermined any semblance of Republican efficiency.”

Joel 3:2 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations,and parted my land.

Israel and the Coming Middle East War

The following articles show more of Obama’s pattern of turning against Israel. The real Obama is now starting to show himself. He could not do it during his first term because of reelection, but with nothing to lose, the real Obama is surfacing.

Iran deal may be inked as soon as next week 11/16/13

“In his latest salvo against making concessions to Iran, Netanyahu’s Twitter account featured a cartoon-like ad that detailed what he said the pending agreement included.“The proposal enables Iran to develop atomic bombs and build long-range missiles to reach the US and Europe,” it read. “Iran is getting everything and giving nothing.Netanyahu has been increasingly vocal in recent days about his opposition to a potential deal between six Western powers and Iran that would ease some sanctions while still leaving Iran with uranium-enrichment capabilities. Netanyahu has said he utterly rejects the brewing agreement and has been lobbying American allies in Congress to keep up sanctions.”

Obama national security aide chides Israel over settlements 11/15/13

“We have seen increased tensions on the ground. Some of this is a result of recent settlement announcements. So let me reiterate: The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,” she said.Her remarks to a conference of the Middle East Institute drew applause from an audience that included former and current US officials, foreign diplomats, some from Arab countries, and regional experts.Rice’s criticism echoed US Secretary of State John Kerry, who urged Israel on a visit to the region last week to limit settlement building in occupied territories - an activity he called “illegitimate” – to help push peace talks back on track.”

Amos 9:14,15 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land,and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.

The current Israel-US rift was only a matter of time 11/15/13

Senators Appalled by Kerry’s Anti-Israel Remarks in Iran Briefing 11/15/13 (Video)

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Obama: Same-Sex Marriage ‘Exemplifies the Values We Hold Dear as a Nation’ – See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/obama-same-sex-marriage-exemplifies-values-we-hold-dear-nation#sthash.Ofig2jVU.dpuf
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‘Israel will attack Iran if you sign the deal’ — John McTernan

‘Israel will attack Iran if you sign the deal

by JohnMcTernan

                           Verse of the Day

Exodus 9:16 And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

Commentary

Obama is an international evangelist for this sin.Obama is an international evangelist for this sin.

I believe that Obama was raised up by God as judgment on America, just as God raised up Pharaoh for judgment on Egypt. He is a tremendous agent of destruction.

What appears to be happening is that as Obama promotes his godless agenda, God is now openly and clearly destroying Obama’s presidency. Five years ago he was hailed almost as a messiah figure, while now he is openly mocked at both home and abroad. I see no way out of this for him. He is locked into destruction because he is an ideologue of rebellion against God. He is a proven liar with no credibility.

Obama mocked God and His word and now he is mocked.

Please link Obama being the world’s evangelist for homosexuality and trying to divide Israel with the destruction of his presidency. This linkage is now so clear.

Obama hits lowest approval rating of presidency 11/12/13

The problem is, as God is judging Obama, it is going to spill over into America. It will affect the economy and may lead into social unrest. He is so weak that it could induce China, North Korea, Russia or Iran to move against us. His weakness could start a world war.

We are heading into a tremendous volatile time with no turning back. Obama is locked into early next year, trying to divide Israel and Jerusalem. It really does appear that early next year America is going to be divided at the very time Pharaoh Obama touches Israel.

May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you.

1Thess 5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Israel and the Middle East War

Israeli warplanes for attacking IranIsraeli warplanes for attacking Iran

‘Israel will attack Iran if you sign the deal 11/10/13  Israel is going to attack no matter what happens. Is this why France backed out of the deal with Iran?

“French member of parliament telephoned French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius in Geneva at the weekend to warn him that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would attack Iran’s nuclear facilities if the P5+1 nations did not stiffen their terms on a deal with Iran, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported Sunday.”

Obama Turns on Israel 11/12/13 Obama’s foreign policy is in shambles. America’s enemies do not fear us and our longtime allies do not trust us! What a mess as the curse on Obama is really starting to manifest.

“Well, that price has now, eight months later, been revealed, and it has two components. If I might paraphrase the U.S. position as presented to Israel: “First, sit by quietly as we reach an accord with Tehran that freezes but does not dismantle its nuclear buildup. Second, stopthe illegitimate residential construction on the West Bank or the Palestinian Authority will, with American acquiescence, start a third intifada.”

No Illusions Concerning the Obama Administration 11/10/13 Israel now clearly sees the monster it faces with Obama. He never intended to defend Israel against Iran. The way he would do it is it was a cover to protect Saudi Arabia.

Israeli-US rifts ‘should not be aired publicly,’ Liberman says 11/12/13 Unless Obama needs Israel in a war, I do not see this getting better. The real Obama is now showing his colors and he has no interest in Israel.

PA: Arafat was poisoned by Jews like Islam’s Prophet Muhammad 11/12/13 This could become a rallying cry in the coming war against Israel.

Current Situation of Israel Part 1 (Video)

Current Situation of Israel Part 2 (Video)

Jerusalem Watch

Mufti: Jerusalem is ‘Islamic’ 11/12/13 This is ground zero for Bible prophecy. The Muslims cannot allow the Jews to control Jerusalem. It means that allah is weak and cannot defeat the Zionists!

“The city of Al Quds [Jerusalem – DH] has an Islamic character and the occupation will not be able to take away its character and identity, even if it continues commiting crimes and forging the facts. ”The World Union of Muslim Sages declared Friday, November 22, a special day of support for the Al Aqsa Mosque and for Al Quds / Jerusalem. They called upon Muslim residents of Jerusalem to gather at the mosque in order to “protect it from the plots of the occupation authorities and the extremist Jewish groups. ”These Jewish groups, the Union of Muslim Sages said, seek to enable Jewish prayer at the site or demolish it and build the “false” Jewish Temple upon its ruins.”

Jordan vetoes Israeli request to allow Jewish prayer on Temple Mount11/12/13 Once again, this is ground zero for Bible prophecy.

Miscellaneous

The Cross – Billy Graham’s Message To America (Video) I watched it, and thought it was very good. It was the Billy Graham of old, who preached with fire and used the King James Bible. I was delighted that his last sermon was so good.

Bibles and Booze: Congregations Across America Attempting to Attract New Members With Beer 11/03/13 The reason for this is these “churches” are powerless and are desperate to stay in business. This goes along with sodomites in the pulpits being in rebellion against God.

Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Clay May Have Been Birthplace of Life On Earth, New Study Suggests11/05/13 This is correct but not because of evolution, but because this is what God used to create man. The scientists will never agree with this as it is too close to the Bible. Our bodies are closely connected to clay.

Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

“In simulated ancient seawater, clay forms a hydrogel — a mass of microscopic spaces capable of soaking up liquids like a sponge. Over billions of years, chemicals confined in those spaces could have carried out the complex reactions that formed proteins, DNA and eventually all the machinery that makes a living cell work. Clay hydrogels could have confined and protected those chemical processes until the membrane that surrounds living cells developed.”

Hard Left

The Real Reason for Gun Control in America 11/11/13 (Video) It is not what you think.

The most blood-thirsty mayor ever 11/12/13 This is about the new mayor of New York City.
“Even worse the incoming Mayor has no desire to stop the practice. Worse still he wants to allow the practice to be spread to city-owned properties, and force all physicians who work in city hospitals to perform one of these child executions as part of their training. And worst of all he wishes to see the practice increased and desires to eliminate the only voices that speak effectively enough to save some of these children each year.”

Planned Parenthood battles to shield clinics from law 11/12/13 They will do everything they can to keep killing the babies. This organization kills about 350,000 babies a year! It is the most vile organizations on earth and on par with the Muslim Brotherhood for violence.

Atheist ‘mega-churches’ taking root across US This is very interesting as it is only temporary phase in turning away from God. They reject and mock God, but this is only a transition into worshiping the antichrist.

Revelation 13:7 ” …  and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (8) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

They, like the rest of the world, are coming under the strong delusion that God is sending upon them. They cannot escape this delusion to worship the antichrist, as it is so powerful. Their end is worshiping the antichrist and taking the “Mark of the Beast” and therefore, being sealed into eternal damnation. It is very sad to understand this and see their end. A few will come out of this into salvation with Jesus Christ, but the vast majority are coming under this strong delusion of which there is no way to escape it.

2Thess 2:9,10 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (11-12) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

American Delusion

Ministers back Methodist colleague at same-sex marriage ceremony in Philadelphia 11/10/13 Notice how the “ministers” are leading the charge to advance the homosexual agenda. These are reprobates in the pulpits, but nonetheless they are reprobates.

About 50 ministers gave their symbolic support to a colleague facing sanctions from the United Methodist Church by participating in a same-sex wedding.The wedding Saturday in Philadelphia was held about a week before the Rev. Frank Schaefer of Lebanon, about 90 miles to the west, will face a church trial for officiating over his son’s marriage to another man.The clergy filled the front of the Arch Street United Methodist Church, blessing the marriage in defiance of church law, the Philadelphia Inquirer.”

2013 ‘gayest year in gay history ‘ rights advocates say 11/05/13 This shows the collapse of the American culture and the rise of the reprobates to power. God has turned over America to the reprobates for judgment.

Catholic Christie Says He’s ‘Happy’ for Same-Sex Couples Who Marry in NJ11/12/13 There is absolutely no fear of God in this man and he is under a serious delusion from God.

Catholic Christie Says He’s ‘Happy’ for Same-Sex Couples Who Marry in NJ – See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/james-beattie/catholic-christie-says-he-s-happy-same-sex-couples-who-marry-nj#sthash.bXhgN8ux.dpuf

Financial Armageddon

Coming Pension Meltdown: The 10 Most Troubled City Systems 11/11/13 The collapse of the economy is once again accelerating. With the massive debt, this cannot be reversed.

“More and more cities, counties, and even some states will face the harsh reality of having to fix their pension systems or deal with a Detroit-style bankruptcy.”This is happening in too many cities and towns across America, where social services, because they can be cut, are cut. Because pensions and bonds constitutionally cannot be cut, they’re the protected class …”

Moody’s warns of bankruptcy in Scranton as city faces $20 million budget gap 11/11/13

How China Can Cause The Death Of The Dollar And The Entire U.S. Financial System 11/07/13 This is a great article showing the economic train wreck that is fast approaching.

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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Biggest children’s book publisher erases Israel from map | The Times of Israel

Biggest children's book publisher erases Israel from map | The Times of Israel

Biggest children’s book publisher erases Israel from map | The Times of Israel.

Arab textbooks are not the only ones erasing Israel from their maps. Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, has also eliminated the Jewish state in a book.

“Thea Stilton and the Blue Scarab Hunt,” part of the popular Geronimo Stilton children’s series translated from Italian and published by Scholastic in 2012, tells the story of a group of investigative journalists involved in a treasure hunt in Egypt.
The story commences with a map of modern Egypt and its neighboring countries. While Sudan, Libya and Saudi Arabia appear clearly on the map, the territory of Israel is completely covered by Jordan, painted red. A line indicating the Israeli border with the Sinai Peninsula does appear in the book.

Adina Golombek, a Jerusalem resident who emigrated to Israel from Canada last year, said she was shocked to discover Israel’s absence while reading the book with her 7-year-old son. Read the rest

 @Biggest children’s book publisher erases Israel from map | The Times of Israel.

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Honoring Our Warriors

Sometimes war is something that can and should not be avoided. God has told us to stand for what we believe and in order to do that sometimes it is necessary to fight. To the men and women who are willing to lay down their lives for their God, their country, their family, their friends, and even for those whom they do not know, we give our thanks.

In 2 Samuel 23 Davids last words were for the men that fought and men that he considered the real hero’s. Men like Eleazer, Adino, and Shammah, who stood and fought for God and country. David said “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.” 2 Samuel 23:3

Many times the wars of today are not just, but that does not negate the honor of those who obey and give their lives in order for the people of this country to remain free. In times past we have treated them with dishonor, and I see a return of that in the way that our current government is beginning to treat them as well. While our government is limiting their freedoms and disrespecting them, it falls upon us as citizens of this country to step up and show them that irregardless of what the government that has placed them in danger, believes, we honor them and wish to show our respect in every way possible. So remember that these are our own and that we do honor them!

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Comfort Because of God’s Use

Isaiah 45

King James Version (KJV)

45 Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;

2 I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:

3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.

4 For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.

5 I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:

6 That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.

7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I theLord do all these things.

8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it.

9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

10 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?

11 Thus saith the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.

12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts.

14 Thus saith the Lord, The labour of Egypt, and merchandise of Ethiopia and of the Sabeans, men of stature, shall come over unto thee, and they shall be thine: they shall come after thee; in chains they shall come over, and they shall fall down unto thee, they shall make supplication unto thee, saying, Surely God is in thee; and there is none else, there is no God.

15 Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour.

16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.

17 But Israel shall be saved in the Lord with an everlasting salvation: ye shall not be ashamed nor confounded world without end.

18 For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else.

19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob, Seek ye me in vain: I the Lord speak righteousness, I declare things that are right.

20 Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that are escaped of the nations: they have no knowledge that set up the wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.

21 Tell ye, and bring them near; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath declared this from ancient time? who hath told it from that time? have not I the Lord? and there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.

22 Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

23 I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

24 Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are incensed against him shall be ashamed.

25 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.

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John Prepares the Way

Luke 1 (King James Version)

76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, 78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the day spring from on high hath visited us, 79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. 80 And the child grew , and waxed strong  in spirit and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.in spirit.

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David’s Final Prayer of Thanksgiving

1 Chronicles 29:10-19

King James Version (KJV)

10 Wherefore David blessed the Lord before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever.

11 Thine, O Lord is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all.

12 Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

13 Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.

14 But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

15 For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.

16 O Lord our God, all this store that we have prepared to build thee an house for thine holy name cometh of thine hand, and is all thine own.

17 I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.

18 O Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

19 And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.

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Southern Baptists sounding full-scale retreat in culture war?

by JohnMcTernan

                             Verse of the Day

Matthew 26:64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

Commentary

Have they surrendered to the Hard Left and running for the "tall grass"?Have they surrendered to the Hard Left and running for the “tall grass”?

Southern Baptists sounding full-scale retreat in culture war? 10/22/13 I called the Southern Baptist Headquarters a few years back, when the Hard Left was taking over the military and promoting homosexuality. I do not remember who I spoke with, but he wanted no part of standing against this.

What they fail to understand is that the Hard Left is not going to stop until they have destroyed any vestige of God in America. This includes destroying the Southern Baptists. This is a real war and the Baptists have refused to stand in the name of Jesus against this evil.

This is great opportunity for the Southern Baptists to lead the nation in repentance and calling for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, but instead they are “hiding in the tall grass.”

I wonder if they will ever make a stand or just go quietly to gulags or camps? If belong to this denomination, why not challenge your pastor and call headquarters!

“Moore instead warns conservatives that gays and lesbians are not part of an “evil conspiracy.”

While most homosexuals aren’t in some kind of sinister partnership with nefarious forces, the same cannot be said of homosexual activists. Wikipedia lists no less than 72 groups in the United States alone whose mission is to normalize the “infamous crime against nature,” to demand special rights on the basis of aberrant sexual behavior, to radically redefine marriage and the family, and to demonize pro-family organizations as “hate groups” for disagreeing with them.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) are in fact part of an evil conspiracy to celebrate behavior that according to Romans 1 is “contrary to nature,” consists of “shameless acts” and causes participants to “receiv(e)…in themselves the due penalty for their error.”

I remember years back when I was being interviewed on a TV station about my book As America Has Done to Israel. They started the show by playing a radio clip from one of the top leaders of the Southern Baptists who was publicly denouncing me. He did not do it by name, but it was clear he was denouncing my book and its concepts. I was asked to respond to this attack. What took me back was the venom with which he attacked me. What struck me about his attack was how he lacked the fear of God. Now look at the state of this denomination!

It is very disheartening to see such blind and powerless people in leadership, but I look to Jesus and not at the “blind guides.”

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

We look to the Lord Jesus no matter what happens to America. We can still seek the power of the Holy Spirit and live in this power. We can still win souls and warn of the judgment to come. Because others are running for cover does not mean that God is now powerless.

During the Thursday night prayer session, we have been praying for an outpouring of God’s Holy Spirit and people are stirred. There are now over 30, who want the power of the Holy Spirit for evangelism. We are praying to break the spirit of fear over us and to release the power of the Holy Spirit. You can be part of this by sending me your first name along with city and state: McT911@aol.com

Please attend the prayer meeting, or you can listen to the archives: The Prayer of the Solemn Assembly.

I also provide a Prophecy Packet, which contains great literature that you hand out. Now is the time to be a witness for the Lord and stand for Him. If you want a sample of the Prophecy Packet emailDaystarwindow@optonline.net and ask for a copy. Make sure to give your mailing address. They are free of charge.

May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you.

Revelation 6:16,17 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?

Israel and the Middle East War

US could accept Israeli strike on Iran soon, says former IDF intel chief 10/24/13 It appears that the window to attack Iran is now down to a few months. Israel will strike Iran as it has no choice because Iran is building nuclear weapons to use against Israel. Time is almost up and hour of darkness is closing in.

“Former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin made his assessment clear: the coming year would be the year of decision for Israel on Iran. The next several months, he said, would provide the last opportunity for Israel to confidently and effectively strike the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, if that’s what it chooses to do.”

Signs of rift between Israel and US over Iran 10/21/13 Obama is in an appeasement mode while Israel is ready for war. When you think of Obama as the Commander-in-Chief and the current state of the military, how could we go to war? A prolonged war with Iran would bankrupt the nation in just a few months.

“I think that in this situation as long as we do not see actions instead of words, the international pressure must continue to be applied and even increased,” Netanyahu told his Cabinet. “The greater the pressure, the greater the chance that there will be a genuine dismantling of the Iranian military nuclear program.”Israel considers a nuclear-armed Iran a threat to its very survival, citing Iranian references to Israel’s destruction.”

Israel: New Settlement Building in West Bank Coming Soon 10/25/13 This usually brings world condemnation on Israel.

Israel-EU Ties to Fray Without Settlements Compromise 10/25/13 Europe is getting ready to boycott Israel starting 2014, so I do not think Israel really cares what the EU says.

Angry at U.S. policies, Mideast allies chart own course 10/23/13 This is all part of God stripping the power from America.

“When you’re not viewed as a reliable ally, and as a country no longer as dominant in the region, you lose influence on everything,” says Elliott Abrams, a former adviser on the Middle East to former president George W. Bush. “You’ll get less help on anything that doesn’t involve their immediate interests.”

Abrams says the Obama administration’s reluctance to take a strong hand in the region’s conflicts is fracturing longstanding relationships with allies and threatens to make it harder to control events in favor of U.S. national security.”

Hard Left in the Military

Does Army consider Christians, Tea Party, a terror threat? 10/23/13 The Hard Left in leadership sure does.

“Soldiers attending a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood say they were told that evangelical Christians and members of the Tea Party were a threat to the nation and that any soldier donating to those groups would be subjected to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.A soldier who attended the Oct. 17th briefing told me the counter-intelligence agent in charge of the meeting spent nearly a half hour discussing how evangelical Christians and groups like the American Family Association were “tearing the country apart.”

” I was very shocked and couldn’t believe what I was hearing,” the soldier said. “I felt like my religious liberties, that I risk my life and sacrifice time away from family to fight for, were being taken away.”

And while a large portion of the briefing dealt with the threat evangelicals and the Tea Party pose to the nation, barely a word was said about Islamic extremism, the soldier said.

“Our community is still healing from the act of terrorism brought on by Nidal Hasan – who really is a terrorist,” the soldier said. “This is a slap in the face. “The military is supposed to defend freedom and to classify the vast majority of the military that claim to be Christian as terrorists is sick.”

Military gives bonuses only to same-sex couples
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Military gives bonuses only to same-sex couples
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/military-gives-bonuses-only-to-same-sex-duos/#j3Y83HwjWKXwkH8U.99

Army stands down on Christian bashing 10/25/13 I believe the the military will make noise about stopping this but will not unless there is tremendous public pressure. There are too many reprobates now in high positions of authority that despise God and the Bible. They literally cannot control this hatred, which is directed against us. It is like trying to hold back the Muslim Brotherhood from attacking Christians or Israel.

“The Camp Shelby episode also drew the attention of Congress, where Reps. Doug Lamborn, Steve Scalise, John Fleming, Joseph Pitts and Tim Huelskamp joined in a letter to the Pentagon stating: “This most recent mislabeling of a Christian organization reflects what appears to be a troubling trend of religious intolerance in the military.”

Military gives bonuses only to same-sex couples 08/20/13 The ones in authority who authorized this are the same ones that despise us as bigots and intolerant religious fundamentalists. In the Hard Left circles a “fundamentalist” is one of the worst names to call a person.

Hard Left

Syrian Christians turning to Russia for protection 10/16/13 This is because Obama and the West are pro Muslim Brotherhood. The West is in the process of being merged with the Muslim Brotherhood because of rebellion against the Holy God of Israel.

Geneva Conference Moves Toward Criminalizing “Islamophobia”10/22/13 Most of Europe already criminalizes speech against Islam, which of course, is just telling the truth about it. This is aimed directly at the United States. Islam is based upon lies and the truth destroys it. The Muslims must silence the truth to survive, so they come up with laws like this. With Obama supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, he might try to push this on America.

Poland archbishop slammed over sex abuse comments  10/23/13 This is the mind of pedophile, that if an innocent child gets “close” to a pedophile, then sexual activity could be partly the fault of the child! There was an uproar in Poland over this and the same has to happen in America. We can not give up one inch on this issue to the pedophiles and their Hard Left supporters. They want the children to feed their lusts.

“The leader of Poland’s Catholic Church has come under a wave of condemnation by appearing to suggest that children are partly to blame for being sexually abused by priests. Archbishop Jozef Michalik, head of Poland’s influential Episcopate, was commenting this month on revelations about Polish pedophile priests. A child from a troubled family, Michalik told reporters, “seeks closeness with others and may get lost and may get the other person involved, too.”

Pathologists share their horror stories of handling bodies of aborted babies 10/24/13 This is heartbreaking to read, but this is what brings the wrath of God on the nation.

 Financial Armageddon

The Growing Rift With Saudi Arabia Threatens To Severely Damage The Petrodollar
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-growing-rift-with-saudi-arabia-threatens-to-severely-damage-the-petrodollar/#YtWMl21TiMHtXSc3.99

The Growing Rift With Saudi Arabia Threatens To Severely Damage The Petrodollar  10/23/13 Take the time to read this article, as it clearly lays out what is coming economically. This is a great article.

The Growing Rift With Saudi Arabia Threatens To Severely Damage The Petrodollar
Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-growing-rift-with-saudi-arabia-threatens-to-severely-damage-the-petrodollar/#YtWMl21TiMHtXSc3.99

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Reprinted with the permission of the author John McTernan

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Are You God’s Next Deliverer?

by Os Hillman

“But when they cried out to the Lord, He raised up for them a deliverer, Othniel son of Kenaz, Caleb’s younger brother, who saved them.” Judges 3:9

Have you ever heard of a man named Othniel? Probably not. He was Caleb’s nephew. When the people of Israel went into the Promised Land, they were victorious through the courageous efforts of Joshua and Caleb. As this generation grew older, a new generation began to emerge. Israel again fell into sin by worshiping idols. The anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and He allowed them once more to be enslaved by their enemies. However, the people again cried out to the Lord and God heard them.

Whenever God’s people cry out to the Lord, He hears them. When they are truly repentant, He responds. He responds by rising up those whom He has prepared for such a time. Every soldier looks forward to the day he can use the training he has received. God had been preparing a nephew for such a time as this. He had the same Spirit as his uncle, Caleb.

The Spirit of the Lord came upon him, so that he became Israel’s judge and went to war. The Lord gave Cushan-Rishathaim king of Aram into the hands of Othniel, who overpowered him. So the land had peace for forty years, until Othniel son of Kenaz died (Judges 3:10-11).

Has God been preparing you for a time when you will be called upon to deliver God’s people? Millions of men and women are enslaved to the god of mammon and idolatry in the workplace. Has He placed you there to be a deliverer? Pray that you will have the same Spirit as Joshua, Caleb, and Othniel.

“Reprinted by permission from the author. Os Hillman is an international speaker and author of 15 books on workplace calling. To learn more, visit http://www.MarketplaceLeaders.org”

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Obama: Perfect Storm of Judgment

by JohnMcTernan

Verse of the Day

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

As Obama/America Has Done to Israel

Obama is an international evangelist for this sin.Obama is an international evangelist for this sin.

I warned, just a while back, that Obama was going to be severely judged by the Holy God of Israel. He acts as an “evangelist” for promoting the homosexual agenda throughout the world which makes him a target of God’s judgment. He is covered with the blood of dead babies with how he promotes abortion in every way. He is in full support of the Muslim Brotherhood knowing full well that they want to destroy Christians and Israel. He is doing everything he can to divide Israel and Jerusalem.

He is bringing upon himself a “Perfect Storm” of judgment. He is like a lightning rod for judgment, and, unfortunately, he is the president, so God’s judgment on Obama could involve the entire nation. America is ripe for judgment with 60 million dead babies and an unfettered homosexual agenda, plus the nonstop interfering with God’s prophetic plan for Israel.

Unless Obama repents of leading the nation into wickedness and sin, it really does appear that God is about to crush him. No one can do what he does without severe judgment.

Look at the timing of how both national and international calamity is falling on him with no end in sight.

I hope that the Lord breaks Obama as he did with Manasseh, the wicked King of Judah. After God’s judgment fell on Manasseh, he repented and turned to the Lord.

Obama’s Credibility Is Melting 10/23/13 While Kerry was meeting with Netanyahu, Obama is being humiliated not only in America but throughout the world.

“Bluntly, Mr. Obama’s partners are concluding that they cannot do business with him. They don’t trust him. Whether it’s the Saudis, the Syrian rebels, the French, the Iraqis, the unpivoted Asians or the congressional Republicans, they’ve all had their fill of coming up on the short end with so mercurial a U.S. president. And when that happens, the world’s important business doesn’t get done. It sits in a dangerous and volatile vacuum”

The God of Israel is only going to allow this to go so far: then judgmentThe God of Israel is only going to allow this to go so far: then judgment

Netanyahu airs fears of Iran compromise as he meets Kerry in Rome10/23/13 When they meet, dividing Israel is always on the table. Kerry is relentless in his drive to divide Israel.

“A bad deal is worse than no deal, if it leaves Iran with the capacity to produce nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned US Secretary of State John Kerry before the two met in Rome on Wednesday.“I think a partial deal that leaves Iran with these capabilities is a bad deal,” Netanyahu said.”

Merkel frosty on the U.S. over ‘unacceptable’ spying allegations10/24/13 Obama is about to become an international pariah with no credibility. As this happens, think of how he mocks the Lord and His word. Think of how he promotes the Muslim Brotherhood, which is slaughtering Christians and wants to destroy Israel. Think of all the international speeches he makes promoting sodomy.

I cannot see how God’s judgment on Obama can miss America. It appears that the personal judgment on him is going to have a catastrophic impact on America. Watch for the US economy to melt down as Obama is judged.

“German Chancellor Angela Merkel accused the United States of an unacceptable breach of trust on Thursday after allegations that the U.S. bugged her personal mobile phone, and she indicated data agreements with Washington may have to be revised.

Arriving for a two-day summit in Brussels overshadowed by the allegations of eavesdropping by the U.S. National Security Agency against Italy, France and Germany, Merkel said she had told President Barack Obama in a telephone conversation late on Wednesday that the acts were unacceptable.

“It’s not just about me but about every German citizen.

We need to have trust in our allies and partners, and this trust must now be established once again,” she told reporters after arriving in a car with ’007′ in the numberplate.

“I repeat that spying among friends is not at all acceptable against anyone, and that goes for every citizen in Germany.”

Kerry Says World Leaders Mocked Him Over Shutdown 10/24/13 This is what he gets for tempting God over his zeal to divide Israel and Jerusalem. There is more coming if he does not leave Israel alone.

This is also fitting for the man who came back from Vietnam and called the soldiers “Baby Killers” and made other treasonous statements about the nation! What ironic justice for this man!

God is very patient, but He will not be mocked.

Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (8) For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

Reprinted with the permission of the author John McTernan

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As America Has Done to Israel

As America Has Done to Israel

by JohnMcTernan

                                   Obadiah 1:15

For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done (to Israel), it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.

Commentary

PictureGaryIsraeli Ambassador Evrony (right) Receiving Copy of Book!

Last Summer, Dave Hauser, a very good friend of mine, invited me to dinner with Gary Krupp, President of Pave the Way Foundation. I met with Dave and Gary and had a wonderful time. Gary is a Jewish man with tremendous connections within the Jewish community both in America and Israel. He also has connections within the Vatican.

During the meeting, the topic of my book As America Has Done to Israel  came up, and I was able to give Gary a copy. I also shared some of the correlations recorded in the book of what happens to America when the president pressures Israel to divide the land and Jerusalem. He was extremely interested, and as it turned out, immediately began to read the book.

Gary called me and we discussed the correlations. He grasped that the God of Israel was directly warning America not to interfere with His covenant land of Israel.

The part of the book that really caught Gary’s attention and seemed to seal that God was directly dealing with America was the death of President Franklin Roosevelt.

On pages 91-94 in a section titled Roosevelt’s Fatal Mistake, I reported that the death of the president coincided with him stating publicly that he would never allow a Jewish state, in then, what was called Palestine. He made this proclamation to King Saud of Saudi Arabia in a letter dated April 5, 1945. Exactly one week later on April 12, 1945, President Roosevelt died and was replaced by Harry Truman. Truman was one of the greatest Zionists in the world and used his presidency to insure the birth of the modern state of Israel on May 14, 1948.

God removed the man, who was an impediment to His prophetic plan for Israel, and replaced him with a Zionist!

Gary wanted to share the book with friends, so I sent him copies. One person he shared the book with was Zion Evrony the Israeli Ambassador to the Vatican! On October 21 he gave the Ambassador a copy! The Ambassador was very interested in the book and said he would read it.

This is truly amazing that my book would reach the inner circles of the Israeli government along with the timing. The Ambassador has direct contact with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, so there is potential of the book reaching the Prime Minister and others in the Israeli government.

The timing of this event is astonishing as on October 1, 2013, Netanyahu made a powerful speech to the United Nations. In the speech he made reference to Iran and appearance that the United States and other countries are moving to appease Iran over its nuclear weapons program. He then made a bold statement that Israel’s existence was based on the Bible and quoted verses from the Bible! He was standing on the authority of the Bible!

Netanyahu: The Jews are Home – And We’re Not Leaving 10/03/13 This was one of the most exciting speeches that I ever read. Netanyahu even quoted Amos 9:14,15 as the reason Israel was a nation and that the Jews were not leaving the land.

Amos 9:14,15 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of Israel, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them. And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.

Because As America Has Done to Israel is now so close to getting into the hands of Netanyahu that it is possible God could use the book to help strengthen the Israeli government to resist Obama and the Quartet from creating a Palestinian state and dividing Jerusalem. The thought of the book being used by the Lord to help the Israelis stand on the authority of the Bible is such a blessing to me!

What is now needed is prayer that the book will be read and then passed on to Netanyahu who would read it and act on it.

I am asking everyone who prays for this ministry to pray that God would take the book to next step into the heart of the Israeli government, and they would read it!

God could then use this information to strengthen Netanyahu to stand on the word of God and resist Obama and Kerry as they attempt to divide the nation.

This is so exciting to think that we could be used in God’s end-time prophetic plan for Israel!

Joel 3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah, because they have shed innocent blood in their land. (20) But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation.

Reprinted with the permission of the author John McTernan

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King Hezekiah (part 2)

King Hezekiah on a 17th century painting by un...

King Hezekiah on a 17th century painting by unknown artist in the choir of Sankta Maria kyrka in Åhus, Sweden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2 Kings 19

King James Version (KJV)

19 And it came to pass, when king Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of theLord.

2 And he sent Eliakim, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sackcloth, to Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz.

3 And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy; for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

4 It may be the Lord thy God will hear all the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God; and will reprove the words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that are left.

5 So the servants of king Hezekiah came to Isaiah.

6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith theLord, Be not afraid of the words which thou hast heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

7 Behold, I will send a blast upon him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shall return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land.

8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found the king of Assyria warring against Libnah: for he had heard that he was departed from Lachish.

9 And when he heard say of Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, Behold, he is come out to fight against thee: he sent messengers again unto Hezekiah, saying,

10 Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria.

11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?

12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed; as Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden which were in Thelasar?

13 Where is the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?

14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the Lord, and spread it before theLord.

15 And Hezekiah prayed before the Lord, and said, O Lord God of Israel, which dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.

16 Lord, bow down thine ear, and hear: open, Lord, thine eyes, and see: and hear the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent him to reproach the living God.

17 Of a truth, Lord, the kings of Assyria have destroyed the nations and their lands,

18 And have cast their gods into the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men’s hands, wood and stone: therefore they have destroyed them.

19 Now therefore, O Lord our God, I beseech thee, save thou us out of his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the LordGod, even thou only.

20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the LordGod of Israel, That which thou hast prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.

21 This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised thee, and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath shaken her head at thee.

22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? even against the Holy One of Israel.

23 By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord, and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon, and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and the choice fir trees thereof: and I will enter into the lodgings of his borders, and into the forest of his Carmel.

24 I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of besieged places.

25 Hast thou not heard long ago how I have done it, and of ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities into ruinous heaps.

26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the house tops, and as corn blasted before it be grown up.

27 But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me.

28 Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.

29 And this shall be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat this year such things as grow of themselves, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and plant vineyards, and eat the fruits thereof.

30 And the remnant that is escaped of the house of Judah shall yet again take root downward, and bear fruit upward.

31 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall do this.

32 Therefore thus saith the Lord concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it.

33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the Lord.

34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David’s sake.

35 And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

36 So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh.

37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

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King Hezekiah (Part 1)

2 Kings 18

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

18 Now it came to pass in the third year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Hezekiah the son of Ahaz king of Judah began to reign. 2 Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.3 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did.

4 He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan. 5 He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him. 6 For he clave to the Lord, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses. 7 And the Lord was with him; and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not. 8 He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and the borders thereof, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.

9 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel, that Shalmaneser king of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it. 10 And at the end of three years they took it: even in the sixth year of Hezekiah, that is the ninth year of Hoshea king of Israel, Samaria was taken. 11 And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes: 12 because they obeyed not the voice of the Lord their God, but transgressed his covenant, and all that Moses the servant of theLord commanded, and would not hear them, nor do them.

13 Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king of Assyria come up against all the fenced cities of Judah, and took them. 14 And Hezekiah king of Judah sent to the king of Assyria to Lachish, saying, I have offended; return from me: that which thou puttest on me will I bear. And the king of Assyria appointed unto Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold. 15 And Hezekiah gave him all the silver that was found in the house of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king’s house. 16 At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of the Lord, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria. 17 And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris and Rab-shakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great host against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the highway of the fuller’s field. 18 And when they had called to the king, there came out to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder. 19 And Rab-shakeh said unto them, Speak ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What confidence is this wherein thou trustest? 20 Thou sayest, (but they are but vain words,) I havecounsel and strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou trust, that thou rebellest against me? 21 Now, behold, thou trustest upon the staff of this bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Egypt unto all that trust on him. 22 But if ye say unto me, We trust in the Lord our God: is not that he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and hath said to Judah and Jerusalem, Ye shall worship before this altar in Jerusalem?23 Now therefore, I pray thee, give pledges to my lord the king of Assyria, and I will deliver thee two thousand horses, if thou be able on thy part to set riders upon them. 24 How then wilt thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master’s servants, and put thy trust on Egypt for chariots and for horsemen? 25 Am I now come up without the Lord against this place to destroy it? The Lord said to me, Go up against this land, and destroy it. 26 Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rab-shakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Syrian language; for we understand it:and talk not with us in the Jews’ language in the ears of the people that are on the wall. 27 But Rab-shakeh said unto them, Hath my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words? hath he not sent me to the men which sit on the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you? 28 Then Rab-shakeh stood and cried with a loud voice in the Jews’ language, and spake, saying, Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria: 29 Thus saith the king, Let not Hezekiah deceive you: for he shall not be able to deliver you out of his hand: 30 neither let Hezekiah make you trust in the Lord, saying, The Lord will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be delivered into the hand of the king of Assyria. 31 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreementwith me by a present, and come out to me, and then eat ye every man of his own vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his cistern: 32 until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of oil olive and of honey, that ye may live, and not die: and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you, saying, The Lord will deliver us. 33 Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered at all his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 34 Where are the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah? have they delivered Samaria out of mine hand? 35 Who are they among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine hand, that the Lord should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand? 36 But the people held their peace, and answered him not a word: for the king’s commandment was, saying, Answer him not. 37 Then came Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, whichwas over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, to Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words of Rab-shakeh.

King Hezekiah on a 17th century painting by un...

King Hezekiah on a 17th century painting by unknown artist in the choir of Sankta Maria kyrka in Åhus, Sweden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Barbarians are at the gates

by JohnMcTernan

                               Verse of the Day

Isaiah 19:4 And the Egyptians (Americans) will I give over into the hand of a cruel lord; and a fierce king shall rule over them, saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts.

Commentary

Spiritual leader Muslim Brotherhood declaring to destroy Israel and take JerusalemSpiritual leader Muslim Brotherhood declaring to destroy Israel and take Jerusalem

I know that the context of the Isaiah 19:4 is literally Egypt, but it sure looks like God is turning America over to a fierce king or ruler called Obama and his followers of the Hard Left. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the Holy God of Israel has hand chosen this man for judgment on America. He is a perfect fit for a nation that has turned away from God and His word. I realize not every American has rejected God and is in total rebellion against God’s word, but corporately the nation has rejected God at every level.

Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

The Americans appear to be going out of their way to “spit in God’s face”. The military, with promoting homosexuality and starting to persecute believers, is the best example. The vast majority of the church remains powerless,  “dead in the water” and just allowed satan to take over the military. This is really shocking as God’s church is AWOL in the face of this spiritual warfare. It surrendered without a fight.

Satan is now training “his army” to use against the church who surrender to him!

When Jeremiah preached to Israel, he called for national repentance and turning back to the Lord. He did this until King Nebuchadnezzar with his Babylonian army were at the gates of Jerusalem. This is when Jeremiah said it was too late to turn to the Lord and told the Jews to surrender to the Babylonians. The Jews refused to obey Jeremiah, and ended up with the Babylonians destroying Jerusalem and killing vast numbers of the Jews. There comes a time with God, when it is too late to avert judgment.

Jeremiah 27:17 Hearken not unto them; serve the king of Babylon,and live: wherefore should this city be laid waste?

I believe a similar event is about to overtake America. It will be too late for the church to repent and cry out to the Lord for deliverance. America will be turned over to a “fierce king” for judgment. Obama looks like the man as he is heartless. His ruthless, hardened heart is easily proven by his promotion of killing babies in the womb. He even wants to kill the babies born alive from an abortion! He has the heart of an abortionist, which is without mercy and ruthless. I think that ruthless and wicked are the best words for this type of heart.

The  Muslim Brotherhood bragged these were their agents under Obama. It was no secret.The Muslim Brotherhood bragged these were their agents under Obama. It was no secret.

No matter what he says about Israel, his actions show he wants this nation destroyed. The proof of this is his unwavering support for the Muslim Brotherhood. It is impossible to give such support to an anti-Israel, anti-Christian and anti-American terrorist group, unless he was part of it. He knows this terrorist group wants to destroy Israel and make Jerusalem the capital of an Islamic caliphate, yet he is unwavering in his support for it. It is frightening to think of Obama with unlimited power over Americans.

Obama: The Muslim Brotherhood President 10/10/13 Make sure you read this entire article.

“Obama’s unstinting and uncritical support for the Muslim Brotherhood is nothing new. The Obama administration’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has for years been so glaringly obvious that in July 2012, when then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Egypt and had a cordial meeting with now-ousted Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi, foes of the Brotherhood regime pelted her motorcade with tomatoes and shoes for delivering that country up to the rule of the Brotherhood. Protestors held signs reading “Message to Hillary: Egypt will never be Pakistan”; “To Hillary: Hamas will never rule Egypt” and “If you like the Ikhwan [Brotherhood], take them with you!”

And last summer, when the Brotherhood regime was suddenly and unexpectedly toppled from power, numerous anti-Brotherhood protesters held signs accusing Obama of supporting terrorists. One foe of the Brotherhood made a music video including the lyrics: “Hey Obama, support the terrorism/Traitor like the Brotherhood members/Obama say it’s a coup/That’s not your business dirty man.

”Obama’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood goes back to the beginning of his presidency. Early in 2009, when the group was still outlawed in Egypt, he met with its leaders. He made sure to invite Brotherhood leaders to attend his notorious speech to the Islamic world in Cairo in June 4, 2009.”

His unwavering support for killing babies and the Muslim Brotherhood, which are slaughtering Christians in Egypt and Syria, is a sign of what this “fierce king” would do to Americans, if God give us over to him.

This is right before us, and just like there came a time, when the Jews could no longer repent but had to go under judgment, it now appears that the time is right before us, that a similar event is going to happen to America.

With Obama as president, the “barbarians are at the gates”!

The thought of 60 million legally aborted babies with their blood crying out for justice and judgment is frightening. Obama with his cruel Muslim Brotherhood mentality, might turn America into a blood bath. The combination of his abortion and Muslim Brotherhood mentality should drive every Christian to his knees and crying out to God for mercy. There is still a slight window for this, but it might be down to weeks to just a few months. Just like ancient Israel, the Babylonians now are almost at the “gates of America” and then it is too late. Can there be any greater “barbarians” than the Muslim Brotherhood?

Obama’s bullying Israel to divide the land and Jerusalem is a sure sign that God’s righteous judgment on America is VERY close. Where is God’s church?

For you that fear the Lord, continue to pray and intercede. Remember, when God judged Jerusalem with King Nebuchadnezzar, He spared those that cried and sighed over the abominations of the nation. They walked in the fear of the Lord and understood God’s holiness.

Ezekiel 9:4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. (5) And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

We need to keep interceding before the Lord for all the American abominations and trust that He will spare us from the wrath to come.

Above all, no matter what happens to America, do not take your eyes off the coming of the Lord Jesus for His bride. Living with the Blessed Hope will keep you full of peace and joy no matter what chaos and judgment is around us. In reality, the Blessed Hope is the only thing that matters in this world. It is the only thing worth living for in a sin cursed dying world under the judgment of the Holy God of Israel.

May the Holy God of Israel bless and protect you in these coming months; may He place His seal of protection on your forehead, as you do not play religious games but cry out to the Lord.

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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Coming Messiah

Isaiah 53

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

53 Who hath believed our report?
and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant,
and as a root out of a dry ground:
he hath no form nor comeliness;
and when we shall see him,
there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
and we hid as it were our faces from him;
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way;
and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth:
he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb,
so he openeth not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment:
and who shall declare his generation?
for he was cut off out of the land of the living:
for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9 And he made his grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death;
because he had done no violence,
neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him;
he hath put him to grief:
when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin,
he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days,
and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied:
by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many;
for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;
because he hath poured out his soul unto death:
and he was numbered with the transgressors;
and he bare the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

54 Sing, O barren, thou that didst not bear;
break forth into singing, and cry aloud, thou that didst not travail with child:
for more are the children of the desolate
than the children of the married wife, saith the Lord.
2 Enlarge the place of thy tent,
and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations:
spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;
3 for thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left;
and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles,
and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed:
neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame:
for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth,
and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
5 For thy Maker is thine husband;
the Lord of hosts is his name;
and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel;
The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
6 For the Lord hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit,
and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee;
but with great mercies will I gather thee.
8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment;
but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee,
saith the Lord thy Redeemer.
9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me:
for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth;
so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed;
but my kindness shall not depart from thee,
neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed,
saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.

11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted,
behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours,
and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make thy windows of agates,
and thy gates of carbuncles,
and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
13 And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord;
and great shall be the peace of thy children.
14 In righteousness shalt thou be established:
thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear:
and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
15 Behold, they shall surely gather together, but not by me:
whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake.
16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire,
and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work;
and I have created the waster to destroy.
17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;
and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

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