December 31, 2005

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Another year has come and gone
"Thank You, Jesus" is our song
May our hearts be turned to you
Forgive us Lord, wash us new
Fill us with your Holy Spirit
May we obey Your Word as we hear it
We offer up our lives to you
Every morning and evening too
Thank You Jesus for the cross
You paid the price at such great loss
You died for me and everyone
You are my God, my Lord, the Son
By your blood I am forgiven
Filled with joy for you I'm livin'
Risen Savior, we praise Your name
Jesus Christ, always the same!

Love and blessings to all for 2006

Cathy

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thessalonians 5:18

WAKE UP NEWS
The tide of anti-Christian propaganda is rising: NBC to Air Series About Dysfunctional Christian Family

December 26, 2005

WE HAVE THE MIND OF CHRIST
Yes, the world is full of problems but is God ignorate of these things? Certainly not! And like the song says, "His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me." Sometimes when talking to an atheist, I'll tell them that the Bible says there is no God. Shocked by this comment, I now have their full attention as I continue, "Yes, it says, 'A fool in his heart says there is no God!'" The more I read about the horrors that abound in this world, the more I realize MY ONLY HOPE IS IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. It's all about Him and I must daily pick up my cross and follow Him. When I initially turned my life over to Jesus in 1976, I received not only forgiveness of sin but so much more - for example, now I am a child of God, I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb, I am more than a conqueror, I am loved, I am abounding in grace, and I have the mind of Christ! As I trust in the Lord with all my heart, lean not to my own understanding, and in all my ways acknowlege Him, He promises to direct my paths - hallelujah! Paul wrote, "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." 2 Corinthians 2:9 May we each look to the Lord Jesus Christ for true peace and freedom!

WAKE UP NEWS
1996 Video: Mind Control: Out of Control Update - Mark Philips & Cathy O'Brien (transcript)

December 23, 2005

JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this." Isaiah 9:6,7

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever!

WAKE UP NEWS
Commentary: The United States vs. Jesus Christ by Dorothy Seese
Educate Yourself: The Illuminate Formula to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Control Slave by Fritz Springmeier & Cisco Wheeler
Washington Times 12/21/05: Military chaplains told to shy from Jesus by Julia Duin
Video: Electromagnetic Warfare by the History Channel

December 18, 2005

ARE YOU AWAKE?
First, I highly recommend that you turn OFF your tv and find another source of news. Then blow the dust off your Bible, read it, and do what it says. The days are evil and the Lord Jesus Christ is your only hope.
Commentary: Merry Conspiracy by Nancy Levant
Video: Coincidences by Free Press International
"Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:14-16

December 17, 2005

"An aborted baby is THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE sacrifice to Lord Satan.
The baby is totally innocent, and is therefore most highly regarded sacrificially."
- a former Black Magick Satanist
4,000 PRECIOUS LIVES LOST PER DAY IN THE USA ALONE!
After I finished ministry school, I went to Germany where I lived for over three years until this past June when I returned to America. Why? I believe this is what God wanted and now I am greatly concerned for this nation and for the church in general. Like I was, I think much of America is deceived/asleep/distracted/compromised/lost and tragically, on their way to hell. Most are too busy serving themselves rather than putting God first. I know it grieves the Holy Spirit because He desires a close relationship with each of us, but if we don't obey Him, we have no hope. These are critical days and time is short. We each need to turn to Jesus and turn away from our sin. Our heavenly Father loves us so much, but if we turn our backs on him, He will not welcome us into His heaven. America is still slaughtering 4,000 unborn children a day and if we don't stop this, we have no hope - we need to repent now because no one is promised tomorrow. Over the past several months, I have done a lot of research and have seen much evidence proving that there has been a government coverup regarding the events of 911. Even though I voted for Bush both times as well as his father, I now see that their actions have not matched their words and I now feel we have been deceived/betrayed. This was very hard for me to accept when my eyes were opened last spring and I "woke up". However, I now see how it all ties in with Bible prophecy and the return of the Lord. Not everyone wants to hear about any of this, but we need to wake up, like it or not, before it is too late! I believe what is most important is this:
Where will I spend eternity?
Is Jesus Christ Lord of my life or am I running the show?
Am I born again or am I playing games?
Is my name written in the Lamb's book of life or has He blotted it out?
Do we believe that God loves us so much that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life?
Did Jesus die on the cross and shed His blood for my sin?
Did he rise from the dead after three days?
Is He alive today and will He return for His bride, the church one day?
Am I praying and obeying the Word of God?
Am I ready to meet the Lord when I die?
If not, why not?
These are all important questions for each of us. So there you have my sermon for today! Comments?

EXPOSING THE LIES AND REVEALING THE TRUTH
News Article: Jesuit defends secrecy in priest sex case
Proverbs 6:16-19 "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."

December 12, 2005


CALL 911
Why did Building 7 collapse? Owner Larry Silverstein said, "I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, 'We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.' And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building collapse." Does this make any sense at all since it takes several weeks to prepare a building for implosion??? Side note: Just two months before 9/11, Silverstein leased the twin towers from the Port Authority, giving him control of the entire site. After lengthy and continuing court battles, he stands to collect a maximum of $4.6 billion in insurance money.

Read & watch: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/cutter.html
WTC janitor & eyewitness, William Rodriquez: "Seconds after the first massive explosion below in the basement still rattled the floor, I hear another explosion from way above."
FPI Documentaries: http://fpidocument.blogspot.com
Alex Jones: http://www.prisonplanet.com/011904wtc7.html
Google search: "larry silverstein" 911 "pull it"

MATTHEW 12:35-37
"A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." - the Lord Jesus Christ

December 11, 2005

PAT ROBERTSON'S BUSINESS DEALS from today's Wayne Madsen Report:
December 11, 2005 -- SPECIAL REPORT. Additional ties between southern Christian fundamentalists, Texas oil interests, and Russian-Israeli mobsters and weapons smugglers uncovered. According to informed Washington insiders, there is increasing evidence of financial links between key "Christian Right" GOP notables and an international ring of Russian-Ukrainian-Israeli mobsters tied to notorious Russian weapons smuggler Viktor Vasilevich (aka Anatoliyevich) Bout.... Bout's connections with the Christian Right do not end with Gambia. Bout was Liberian dictator Charles Taylor's primary arms and diamond smuggler. Bout and his associates were given Liberian diplomatic passports and, with Taylor's blessing and protection, they registered a number of their front companies in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. Taylor, who is now in exile in Nigeria, was a business partner with Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson. Robertson's organization mentored both Ralph Reed and Richard Hines. According to British and Israeli intelligence sources, Taylor also enabled Al Qaeda to launder blood diamonds for cash through Liberia. Liberia and neighboring Sierra Leone were where Israeli mobsters engaged in business with Israeli gangsters who operated under the full protection of the Israeli Likud government... Robertson and Taylor were business partners in a Cayman Islands front company called Freedom Gold, Ltd. In fact, Freedom Gold bas headquartered at Robertson's CBN offices in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Robertson's African interests also crossed paths with Bout's in another country -- the former Zaire. Robertson's African Development Company used the cover of Robertson's tax-exempt "Operation Blessing" to ferry conflict diamonds out of civil war-ravaged Zaire (now Congo). (read more)

PROVERBS 30:7-9
"Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain."
WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?
Saved? From what? Saved from condemnation and death. This is why the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, came to the earth: too die for our sin so that we through faith can receive eternal life.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." (John 3:16-19)

Do you believe that Jesus died for you and then rose from the dead? Do you believe he is coming back again? Do you talk to him? Do you read his Word, the Bible and do you obey it?

Not one of us will make it to heaven on own merit, by being good person, nor by going to church. Not one of us is good enough. All of us have sinned and we each come short of the glory of God. Our sin separates us from this Holy God. In Titus 3, Paul wrote that it is, "not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost, which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life."

And to my Roman Catholic friends, ex-Catholic evangelist, Mike Gendron, says: Many Catholics do not understand who Christ is because the official teachings of the Roman Catholic Church paints a different picture of Him than what is revealed in the Sacred Scriptures. Vatican Council II declares that we attain our own salvation and co-operate in saving our brothers through prayer and good works (p. 66, Vatican Council II Documents; Flannery). Was Christ merely "the gate opener" of heaven or was He the Savior? If we can attain our own salvation, then why did Christ have to die for us? Is Christ the only Mediator between God and man or does He share that role with Mary? According to VC II, when Mary was "taken up to heaven, she did not lay aside her saving office, but by her manifold intercession, continues to bring us the gifts of eternal salvation," (page 419). Is Jesus the only Way to the Father, or are Moslems, who reject the deity of Christ, part of God's plan of salvation as stated by VC II, (page 367). Is Christ and His Word the Truth or should we believe the Dogmas of the Catholic Church that nullify the sufficiency of His perfect sacrifice, His grace and His Word. Vatican II states, "In the supremely wise arrangement of God, sacred Tradition, sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church are so connected and associated that one of them cannot stand without the other," (page 756)... The importance of believing who Christ is can best be summed up by the words of Christ Himself, "You will surely die in your sins unless you come to believe who I am," (John 8:24). (Mike's website)

May nothing stop you nor I from discovering the Truth which brings freedom and eternal life I pray!

John 14:6
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

December 09, 2005

INTERNET CENSORSHIP IN THE US: NO LONGER A PREDICTION by Wayne Madson
December 9, 2005 -- Internet censorship. It did not happen overnight but slowly came to America's shores from testing grounds in China and the Middle East. Progressive and investigative journalist web site administrators are beginning to talk to each other about it, e-mail users are beginning to understand why their e-mail is being disrupted by it, major search engines appear to be complying with it, and the low to equal signal-to-noise ratio of legitimate e-mail and spam appears to be perpetuated by it. In this case, “it,” is what privacy and computer experts have long warned about: massive censorship of the web on a nationwide and global scale. For many years, the web has been heavily censored in countries around the world. That censorship continues at this very moment.

Now it is happening right here in America. The agreement by the Congress to extend an enhanced Patriot Act for another four years will permit the political enforcers of the Bush administration, who use law enforcement as their proxies, to further clamp censorship controls on the web. The warning signs for the crackdown on the web have been with us for over a decade. The Clipper chip controversy of the 90s, John Poindexter’s Total Information Awareness (TIA) system pushed in the aftermath of 9-11, backroom deals between the Federal government and the Internet service industry, and the Patriot Act have ushered in a new era of Internet censorship, something just half a decade ago computer programmers averred was impossible given the nature of the web. They were wrong, dead wrong. Take for example of what recently occurred when two journalists were taking on the phone about a story that appeared on Google News. The story was about a Christian fundamentalist move in Congress to use U.S. military force in Sudan to end genocide in Darfur. The story appeared on the English Google News site in Qatar. But the very same Google News site when accessed simultaneously in Washington, DC failed to show the article. This censorship is accomplished by geolocation filtering: the restriction or modifying of web content based on the geographical region of the user. In addition to countries, such filtering can now be implemented for states, cities, and even individual IP addresses.

With reports in the Swedish newspaper Svensa Dagbladet today that the United States has transmitted a Homeland Security Department "no fly" list of 80,000 suspected terrorists to airport authorities around the world, it is not unreasonable that a "no [or restricted] surfing/emailing" list has been transmitted to Internet Service Providers around the world. The systematic disruptions of web sites and email strongly suggests that such a list exists.
News reports on CIA prisoner flights and secret prisons are disappearing from Google and other search engines like Alltheweb as fast as they appear. Here now, gone tomorrow is the name of the game. Google is systematically failing to list and link to articles that contain explosive information about the Bush administration, the war in Iraq, Al Qaeda, and U.S. political scandals. But Google is not alone in working closely to stifle Internet discourse. America On Line, Microsoft, Yahoo and others are slowly turning the Internet into an information superhighway dominated by barricades, toll booths, off-ramps that lead to dead ends, choke points, and security checks.

America On Line is the most egregious is stifling Internet freedom. A former AOL employee noted how AOL and other Internet Service Providers cooperate with the Bush administration in censoring email. The Patriot Act gave federal agencies the power to review information to the packet level and AOL was directed by agencies like the FBI to do more than sniff the subject line. The AOL term of service (TOS) has gradually been expanded to grant AOL virtually universal power regarding information. Many AOL users are likely unaware of the elastic clause, which says they will be bound by the current TOS and any TOS revisions which AOL may elect at any time in the future. Essentially, AOL users once agreed to allow the censorship and non-delivery of their email. Microsoft has similar requirements for Hotmail as do Yahoo and Google for their respective e-mail services. There are also many cases of Google’s search engine failing to list and link to certain information. According to a number of web site administrators who carry anti-Bush political content, this situation has become more pronounced in the last month. In addition, many web site administrators are reporting a dramatic drop-off in hits to their sites, according to their web statistic analyzers. Adding to their woes is the frequency at which spam viruses are being spoofed as coming from their web site addresses. Government disruption of the political side of the web can easily be hidden amid hyped mainstream news media reports of the latest "boutique" viruses and worms, reports that have more to do with the sales of anti-virus software and services than actual long-term disruption of banks, utilities, or airlines.
Internet Censorship in the US: No Longer a Prediction

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Cisco Systems have honed their skills at Internet censorship for years in places like China, Jordan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and other countries. They have learned well. They will be the last to admit they have imported their censorship skills into the United States at the behest of the Bush regime. Last year, the Bush-Cheney campaign blocked international access to its web site -- www.georgewbush.com -- for unspecified "security reasons." Only those in the Federal bureaucracy and the companies involved are in a position to know what deals have been made and how extensive Internet censorship has become. They owe full disclosure to their customers and their fellow citizens.

December 08, 2005

JESUS LOVE ME!
This morning I was reminded of a vision I had years ago during prayer: I was little and crawling on my hands and knees on the grass playing peak-a-boo with Jesus. We were laughing and having fun. Then he picked me up, looked into my eyes and said, "You thought you weren't wanted, but I always wanted you!"

Like me, Jesus wants you too and desires a close relationship - we simply need to turn to him. It is good to know that his mercies are new every morning, so on the way to work today, I began singing "Jesus loves me" and here are the words:

JESUS LOVES ME! (listen)
Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

Refrain
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me! This I know,
As He loved so long ago,
Taking children on His knee,
Saying, “Let them come to Me.”

Jesus loves me still today,
Walking with me on my way,
Wanting as a friend to give
Light and love to all who live.

Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way;
Thou hast bled and died for me,
I will henceforth live for Thee.

Jesus loves me! Loves me still,
Though I’m very weak and ill,
That I might from sin be free
Bled and died upon the tree.

The Rev. Dr. Jacob Cham­ber­lain, who for ma­ny years has been work­ing among the Hin­dus, writes as fol­lows re­gard­ing this hymn, long one of the most pop­u­lar child­ren’s songs in the world: “Ma­ny years ago I trans­lat­ed in­to Tel­e­gu the child­ren’s hymn, ‘Je­sus loves me’ and taught it to the child­ren of our day-school. Scarce­ly a week lat­er, as I was go­ing through the nar­row streets of the na­tive town on horse­back, I heard sing­ing that sound­ed na­tur­al, down a side street. I stopped to list­en, cau­tious­ly draw­ing up to the cor­ner, where un­ob­served I could look down the street and see and hear. And there was a lit­tle hea­then boy, with hea­then men and wo­men stand­ing around him, sing­ing away at the top of his voice: ‘Je­sus loves me this I know…’ As he com­plet­ed the verse some one asked the quest­ion: ‘Son­ny, where did you learn that song?’ ‘Over at the Mis­sion­a­ry School,’ was the an­swer. ‘Who is that Je­sus, and what is the Bi­ble?’ ‘Oh! the Bi­ble is the book from God, they say, to teach us how to get to hea­ven, and Je­sus is the name of the di­vine Re­deem­er that came in­to the world to save us from our sins; that is what the mis­sion­ar­ies say.’ ‘Well, the song is a nice one. Come, sing us some more.’ And so the lit­tle boy went on—a hea­then himself, and sing­ing to the hea­then—about Je­sus and his love. ‘That is preach­ing the Gos­pel by proxy,’ I said to my­self, as I turned my po­ny and rode away, well sa­tis­fied to leave my lit­tle proxy to tell his in­ter­est­ed au­di­ence all he him­self knew, and sing to them over and over that sweet song of sal­va­tion.” (source)

AND ON ANOTHER NOTE...
Please read this powerful commentary: MARTIAL LAW: DRILLS, DRILLS & MORE DRILLS by Nancy Levant

December 07, 2005

THE NEW PEARL HARBOR by David Ray Griffin
This books asks disturbing questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11. Taking to heart the classic idea that those who benefit from a crime ought to be investigated, here the eminent theologian David Ray Griffin sifts through the evidence about the attacks of 9/11--stories from the mainstream press, reports from abroad, the work of other researchers, and the contradictory words of members of the Bush administration themselves--and finds that, taken together, they cast serious doubt on the official story of that tragic day. He begins with simple questions: Once radio contact was lost with the flights, why weren't jets immediately sent up ("scrambled") from the nearest military airport, something that according to the FAA's own manual is routine procedure? Why did the administration's story about scrambling jets change in the days following he attacks? The disturbing questions don't stop there: they emerge from every part of the story, from every angle, until it is impossible not to suspect the architects of the official story of enormous deception. A teacher of ethics and theology, Griffin writes with compelling logic, urging readers to draw their own conclusions from the evidence. The New Pearl Harbor is a stirring call for a thorough investigation into what happened on 9/11. It rings with the conviction that it is still possible to search for the truth in American political life.

COMMENTARY: December 7, 1945 Vs. September 11, 2005: Infamous Comparisons by Ed Rampell
Today marks the 64th anniversary of Imperial Japan’s 1941 sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, which has often been likened to the 9/11 terrorist strikes. This past Sept. 11th was the fourth anniversary of Al-Qaeda’s airborne assaults on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, which some have dubbed "the New Pearl Harbor." In less than four years after entering WWII, America and its Allies defeated the greatest military threat ever assembled in world history – the fascist Axis powers of Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo. But four years after 9/11, Bush remains unable to defeat a ragtag group of insurgents and terrorists, with no end in sight to the Iraqi insurgency and "War on Terrorism." (read entire article)
EXPENDABLE ELITE: ONE SOLDIER'S JOURNEY INTO COVERT WARFARE by Daniel Marvin tells about a special operations perspective on the Vietnam War and the truth about a White House concerned with popular opinion.

This true story of a special forces officer in Vietnam in the mid-1960s exposes the unique nature of the elite fighting force and how covert operations are developed and often masked to permit—and even sponsor—assassination, outright purposeful killing of innocents, illegal use of force, and bizarre methods in combat operations. Expendable Elite reveals the fear that these warriors share with no other military person: not fear of the enemy they have been trained to fight in battle, but fear of the wrath of the U.S. government should they find themselves classified as "expendable." This book centers on the CIA mission to assassinate Cambodian Crown Prince Nordum Sihanouk, the author’s unilateral aborting of the mission, the CIA's dispatch of an ARVN regiment to attack and destroy the camp and kill every person in it as retribution for defying the agency, and the dramatic rescue of eight American Green Berets and hundreds of South Vietnamese. Daniel Marvin, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Special Forces and former Green Beret who served in the Korean and Vietnam wars, is now a born-again Christian and lives in Cazenovia, New York.
AMERICA'S LEADERS KNEW
Like it or not, the book "Day Of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor" by Robert Stinnett, who served in the U.S. Navy with distinction during World War II, examines and proves the tragic truth that our nation's leaders were fully aware that the Japanese army was going to attack Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

One reader writes:
Because of the brave men, like my father and uncles, who fought for America in World War II, because of them, not in spite of them, does the heartbreaking story of "Day of Deceit" need to be shouted from the housetops. The Old Testament prophet Isaiah lamented how there is no one so blind as him who refuses to see, and no oneso deaf as him who refuses to hear. The mountainous--and ever-mounting--pile of evidence that Roosevelt and the United States political leadership dragged our country into a war it had told them repeatedly it did not want is rendering the arguments of those who regurgitate the received history of America and "The Good War" increasingly untenable. And what better chronicler of these wicked deeds than a World War II combat veteran like Stinnett, who agrees that they should have been done? What agenda can he have other than getting the truth out? He is certainly on no crusade against FDR. In recent interviews, he seems not to take issue with the postulate that the thousands ofAmerican sailors and soldiers who were murdered at Pearl Harbor were a small price to pay for ridding the worldof Naziism, etc. (And replacing it with our allies the Communists for a half-century.) My question is--who really murdered those brothers, those fathers, those husbands, those sons of ours? A nation that does not know its own true history, what it has done well and where it has erred, will eventually bring utter ruin on itself and its people. History is quite consistent on this point. I have forefathers who have fought in every American war, several of them in the Revolution. I salute their courage and valor. And I pray that if ever my children or grandchildren or great-grandchildren are called upon to shoulder arms, the leaders of America will have the moral courage to tell them the truth of why they are doing it.
THE WORDS OF THE LORD
These are critical days for the church as the enemy of our souls wants to deceive us and lead us astray. I believe there is a famine in the land regarding hearing the words of the Lord. It is vitally important that we know the scriptures, listen for His voice, and obey the the Spirit of God in all things. The Lord Jesus Christ is coming again and we need to be ready, like the five wise virgins.

"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it. In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for thirst. They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth; even they shall fall, and never rise up again." Amos 8:11-14

May we have ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches.

December 06, 2005

OSWALD & GERTRUDE CHAMBERS
After the Bible, my next favorite book is "My Utmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) who was born in Aberdeen, Scotland. Converted in his teen years under the ministry of Charles Spurgeon, he studied art and archaeology at the University of Edinburgh before answering a call from God to the Christian ministry. He then studied theology at Dunoon College. From 1906-1910 he conducted an itinerant Bible-teaching ministry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan. In 1910, Chambers married Gertrude Hobbs and they had one daughter, Kathleen. In 1911 he founded and became principal of the Bible Training College in Clapham, London, where he lectured until the school was closed in 1915 because of World War I. In October 1915 he sailed for Zeitoun, Egypt (near Cairo), where he ministered to Australian and New Zealand troops as a YMCA chaplain. He died there November 15, 1917, following surgery for a ruptured appendix. Although Oswald Chambers wrote only one book, "Baffled to Fight Better" , more than thirty titles bear his name. With this one exception, published works were compiled by Mrs. Chambers, a court stenographer, from her verbatim shorthand notes of his messages taken during their seven years of marriage. For half a century following her husband's death she labored to give his words to the world. "My Utmost For His Highest" , his best-known book, has been continuously in print in the United States since 1935 and in this, the last decade of the century, remains in the top ten titles of the religious book bestseller list with millions of copies in print. It has become a Christian classic. Read it and more here.

Here is today's text from "My Utmost for His Highest":


December 6
"My Rainbow in the Cloud"

I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth —Genesis 9:13

It is the will of God that human beings should get into a right-standing relationship with Him, and His covenants are designed for this purpose. Why doesn’t God save me? He has accomplished and provided for my salvation, but I have not yet entered into a relationship with Him. Why doesn’t God do everything we ask? He has done it. The point is— will I step into that covenant relationship? All the great blessings of God are finished and complete, but they are not mine until I enter into a relationship with Him on the basis of His covenant.

Waiting for God to act is fleshly unbelief. It means that I have no faith in Him. I wait for Him to do something in me so I may trust in that. But God won’t do it, because that is not the basis of the God-and-man relationship. Man must go beyond the physical body and feelings in his covenant with God, just as God goes beyond Himself in reaching out with His covenant to man. It is a question of faith in God--a very rare thing. We only have faith in our feelings. I don’t believe God until He puts something tangible in my hand, so that I know I have it. Then I say, "Now I believe." There is no faith exhibited in that. God says, "Look to Me, and be saved . . ." ( Isaiah 45:22 ).

When I have really transacted business with God on the basis of His covenant, letting everything else go, there is no sense of personal achievement— no human ingredient in it at all. Instead, there is a complete overwhelming sense of being brought into union with God, and my life is transformed and radiates peace and joy.

December 04, 2005

WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?!
A video has surfaced on the Internet showing private security contractors working for Aegis Defense Services "Victory" Group firing indiscriminately at Iraqi civilian motorists in Baghdad! Private security companies, which are not subject to any form of regulation in Iraq, could be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent Iraqis.

UPDATE: Booman Tribune has now obtained a copy of a memo that implicates employees of a second private security company, Triple Canopy, Inc., an American firm operating in Iraq, in the possible homicide of two Iraqi civilians on the road from Ramadi to Amman near the Jordanian border in December, 2004.

Hebrews 10_26-31
"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God."

December 03, 2005

LET NO MAN DECEIVE YOU
Paul wrote, "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition" (2 Thessalonians 2:3).

The phrase, "a falling away", in Greek is "apostasia" which is defined in Vines' Expository Dictionary as "a defection, revolt, apostasy, is used in the New Testament of religious apostasy; in Acts 21:21, it is translated 'to forsake,' literally, 'thou teachest apostasy from Moses.' In 2 Thess. 2:3, 'the falling away' signifies apostasy from the faith. In papyri documents it is used politically of rebels."

Today, as we look around, we can see that this "falling away" has been happening for centuries and continues even now. The biggest example is the Roman Catholic church who follow the traditions of men rather than the Word of God. This very dangerous position is eternally fatal for those who do not repent by coming out of this false religion. Worshipping Mary and the pope, partaking in wine and wafer believing it is the actual body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, paying money to save souls from pergatory are a few of their unscriptural activities. Read the Bible and discover the Truth. The Lord Jesus Christ says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."

If you are in an apostate church, come out now and "be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." (2 Corinthians 6:14-18)

December 02, 2005

JESUITS
Who needs science fiction when the truth is strange enough! According to several sources, the Jesuits (the society of Jesus - a religious order of the Roman catholic church founded by Ignatius Loyola and in direct service to the pope) and their current leader, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, have instigated most of the terror over the ages as well as what we are seeing today. When I saw this photo from the pope's funeral, it shook me deeply realizing something was terribly wrong. Thus began my journey of "waking up" from the deception I had been believing about our American leaders and the apostate church. Eric Jon Phelps wrote a powerful book, "Vatican Assassins", which is no longer in print (banned?) but you can read much of the content at his website: http://www.vaticanassassins.org. (And for those with an enquiring mind, do a web search using "jesuits cia" and see what you get! Also, Brother Eric has a very interesting message board here.)

VIDEO: Secrets of the CIA

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." Ephesians 6:10-13