October 31, 2007
October 29, 2007
One mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus
October 28, 2007
Yes, you can loose your salvation!
Contrary to the 'once saved always saved' deception being spewed forth these days, we can loose our salvation and our name blotted out of the book of life.
In Revelation 3:5, Jesus says, "He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels."
Revelation 20:15 says, "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire."
Romans 6:16 says, "Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?"
So we a choice: to be a servant of sin unto death or of obedience unto righteousness.
1 Corinthinans 6:9-10 says, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."
And Galatians 5:19 says, "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."
"And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?" 1 Peter 4:18
The Bible says if we live in the Spirit, let us walk in the Spirit and many will wake up one day shocked to discover that God considers them not under grace but under the law and its condemnation because they refused to walk in the new life Jesus shed his blood to provide for them.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Chief of sinners
Our sin separates us from God.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
From 1 Timothy 1
12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
14 And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
Have you received the gift of the grace of God and are you saved from sin?
October 27, 2007
MORE VIDEOS from lucaslabrador who writes:
JESUS CHRIST reigns!
Welcome to my channel. I do videos in batches, normally, of two to four videos, so you have to come here to see them all.
The Lord God of Israel; the God of the Christians, as He is in this Covenant era, OWNS this world, and all in it. It is high time that the wicked learned that, and His standard was honoured and aspired to in this land.
For the tiny few of the British people who are actually Christians things are getting tough. I pray that all will be encouraged through what I bring.
The gospel is by the sovereign grace of God alone. There are no filth Christians, but many nominal Christians are as disgusting and depraved as any media person, celebrity, politician, or whatever. Those people sicken God's actual people. I speak the truth of God that upsets the wicked, whether religious or not, but which is a delight to all who are genuinely saved from sin.
The Lord is Faithful
From 2 Thessalonians 3
1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
October 26, 2007
Albert Pike was a man who believed a lie
If you don't love the truth, you are subject to deception and Albert Pike is a prime example of this.
In his book, 'Morals and Dogma," 33rd degree Freemason Albert Pike wrote, "Masonry jealously conceals its secrets and intentionally leads conceited interpreters astray . . . If you have been disappointed in the first three degrees, as you have received them . . . remember that . . . symbols were used, not to reveal but to conceal . . . The symbols and ceremonies of Masonry have more than one meaning. They rather conceal than disclose the Truth"
Albert Pike was also a Confederate general, a slaver, a British spy, a convicted Confederate war criminal, the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council 33rd Degree, who was the Ku Klux Klan ritual designer - he was the Ku Klux Klan Chief Judicial Officer and Arkansas Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon!
William Josiah reports: "Very few Masons know that Albert Pike, the highest authority of Freemasonry, the Prince Adept, Mystic Poet, and Scholar of Freemasonry, was himself also the head of the Palladist, another Secret Society which openly worshiped Lucifer and was bent on destroying Christianity, replacing it with the worship of Lucifer himself. Albert Pike the head of Freemasons, was also an apostle of Lucifer."
"Lucifer is the equal of the Adonay, with Lucifer the god of light and goodness struggled for humanity against *Adonay the God of Darkness and Evil. Albert Pike had only specified and unveiled dogmas of the high grades of all other Masonry's, for in no matter what rite, the Great Architect of the Universe is not the God worshiped by the Christians."Quote from Domenico Margiotta, a 33rd Degree Mason; William Still, New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies Page 123
From 2 Thessalonians 2
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 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 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
October 25, 2007
All Human Beings are Born Sinners
This guy says it like it is! See more of his videos.
Praying for you
Dear heavenly Father, I pray for the one reading this now that You would count them worthy of this calling and fulfill all the good pleasure of Your goodness and the work of faith with power that the name of the Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in them and they in You according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!
From 2 Thessalonians 1
11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:
12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
October 24, 2007
Are You a Child of Light?
And what does the Light do? It reveals the truth and beauty around us.
May our hearts always be drawn to the Light of the world - the Lord Jesus Christ - and to His Word, the Holy Scriptures.
From 1 Thessalonians 5:
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
October 23, 2007
Nicky Cruz testimony: Gangs to God
Former Crack Dealer: Saved By a Vision of God
She endured child abuse by three different men by the time she was 11 years old. Drugs and alcohol became a normal part of life to numb the pain. At one point, all Rachel wanted to do was commit suicide. But she found the courage and the strength through God to go on.
Korn Guitarist Quits Band - Now Born Again Christian
The Lord is the avenger
Last night there was a tragedy here in Sonoma. A 17-yr-old boy was murdered by a gang member in the park not far from my home - so sad.
Today Karen and I were on the radio discussing the wickedness of Halloween.
The human heart is wicked and that's why we need a Saviour.
As long as folks turn away from the Lord Jesus Christ to their own selfish desires, there is no hope for them.
May the Lord use this killing to open people's eyes to the emptiness of their lives if they are without a personal relationship with the truth Living God through His Son, Jesus Christ.
From 1 Thessalonians 4
1Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
3For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
5Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
6That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.
7For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
8He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
October 22, 2007
In the world ye shall have tribulation
October 21, 2007
PARTS 1 AND 2
PARTS 3 AND 4
From 1 Thessalonians 2
14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
17 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.
October 20, 2007
Where and when did Halloween customs originate?
The many customs we have today in relation to Halloween have their origins in the religious practices of the Romans and the Druids, therefore dating back many centuries. The Romans worshiped various gods and on October 31, a special feast was held in honor of Pomona, goddess of the fruit trees. Later, the Druids, an ancient order of Celtic priests in Britain, made this feast an even more extensive celebration by also honoring Samhain, lord of the dead. This was normally done on November 1 and it was therefore decided to conveniently honor both Pomona and Samhain on October 31 and November 1.
These Druids believed that on the night before November 1 (October 31) Samhain called together wicked souls or spirits which had been condemned to live in the bodies of animals during the year which had just transpired. Since they were afraid of these spirits, they chose October 31 as a day to sacrifice to their gods, hoping they would protect them. They really believed that on this day they were surrounded by strange spirits, ghosts, witches, fairies, and elves, who came out to hurt them. In addition to this, they also believed that cats were holy animals, as they considered them to represent people who lived formerly, and as punishment for evil deeds were reincarnated as a cat. All this explains why witches, ghosts, and cats are a part of Halloween today.
The custom of trick-or-treating and the use of "jack-o'-lanterns" come from Ireland. Hundreds of years ago, Irish farmers went from house to house, begging for food, in the name of their ancient gods, to be used at the village Halloween celebration. They would promise good luck to those who gave them good, and made threats to those who refused to give. They simply told the people, "You treat me, or else I will trick you!"
The apparently harmless lightened pumpkin face or "jack-o'-lantern" actually is an old Irish symbol of damned soul. A man named Jack was unable to enter heaven due to his miserliness, and unable to enter hell because he had played practice jokes on the devil. As a result, he was condemned to wander over the earth with his lantern until judgment day (i.e., the end of the world). The Irish were so afraid that they would receive an identical plight, they began to hollow out pumpkins and place lighted candles inside to scare away evil spirits from their home.
When did the modern Halloween celebration begin?
During the Middle Ages (about 600 years ago), the Roman Catholic Church decided to make the change-over from pagan religion to Christianity a bit easier, and therefore allowed the new converts to maintain some of their pagan feasts. It was agreed, however, that from now on they would be celebrated as "Christian" feasts. So instead of praying to their heathen gods, they would now pray to, and remember the deaths of saints. For this reason the church decided to call November 1 the "Day of All Saints," and the mass to be celebrated on that day "Alhallowmass." In consequence of this, the evening prior to this day was named, "All Hallowed Evening" which subsequently was abbreviated as "Halloween." In spite of this effort to make October 31 a "holy evening," all the old customs continued to be practiced and made this evening anything BUT a holy evening!
You would have to agree that today Halloween is most definitely not a holy evening! This annual event is far from the harmless, innocent tradition it is promoted to be. Many dread this "holy" evening as they think what could happen to them, their property, and/or their children! Consistent with its historical roots, this evening is characterized by fear and frequently arouses dormant fears in many. The fear generated by this event is symbolic of the fear which plagues so many in our modern, morally bankrupt world. It is a gripping fear for an unknown and very threatening future, a fear caused by a gnawing inner emptiness.
And there is NOTHING "cute" about witches and devils. Christians are losing the minds of their children by foolishly opening the gates to the enemy (through TV, movies, public education, pagan/Catholic holidays such as Halloween, etc.). Witchcraft is no longer cute and funny; it never was, but it especially is not cute in this late day, as thousands of teenagers are taking it seriously. Paul warns Christians that those who flirt with witchcraft will be excluded from the Kingdom of God (Galatians 5:20).
The ancient Druids were the "priests" of the Celtic religion. The Druid priests practiced horrible, mass human sacrifices on Halloween (although some modern pagans attempt to deny this fact, at least in public). Tacitus (the Roman historian) confirms this fact. The feast of Samhain (pronounced "sow-win") was the feast of the dead. At this time, as we have seen, it was believed that the veil between the living and the dead (i.e. spirit world) was at its thinnest. The veil between the spirit world and the living may indeed be at its thinnest at this time - not just on Halloween, but during this whole final age. However, it is not DEAD people, but DEVILS who are close at hand, ready for "communion" (1 Timothy 4:1, 2 Timothy 3:8). How long will it be before these devils once AGAIN (as with the Druids of old) begin to move mankind to practice the human sacrifices the Bible predicts will intoxicate Rome (Revelation 17:6)?Should Christians hold similar 'alternatives' on Halloween?
Christians should not hold similar "alternatives" on Halloween but hit the streets and confront the world with strong preaching or they should gather together for fervent prayer. Should such a night be an evening for fun, games, and "mock" divination for discerning Christians? Is there not a cause? Can we not rejoice in Christ in fellowship, spiritual songs, soul winning, and prayer, or must we imitate the joy of pagans and Catholics? What does it teach children when we train them that they must always have a "Christian" imitation of pagan fun? Will not many children soon realize that the world can "out-do" the Christian on pagan ground? Children enjoy holy fun and recreation but attempting to "Christianize" divination is wrong. There are many who teach that there is merit in attracting children to churches, away from a dangerous environment. Yet, many churches have become increasingly pagan and grotesque every year to attract the kids (who have been raised on horror movies with millions of dollars of special effects). "Hell houses" with rape, murder, suicide, blood and violence, acted out, etc. are sadly, becoming increasingly common in churches on Halloween. The point is that Halloween is a pagan and Roman Catholic festival. Fundamental Christians should not have witches and skeletons on their doors.How do we find forgiveness and peace today?
In the Bible ALONE will you find the ONLY answer to the deep yearning of your heart. ONLY when God becomes your God through Jesus Christ, you will find rest at last and you will answer to the true purpose of human existence, namely, to honor, serve, and enjoy our Creator.
Is the God of heaven and earth YOUR God? If not, seek Him TODAY, while He still may be found.
In the end, our only hope is Jesus Christ because ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord and God commended his love toward us in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved because whoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
God, manifested in Jesus Christ, invites you to Himself in His Word. Turn to the gospel of Matthew and read chapter 11:28:
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest!"
Those who insist on seeking inner peace without being reconciled to God through Jesus Christ will have to endure eternal misery without God. God does not desire the eternal misery of man and therefore He also extends this invitation in Ezekiel 33:11:
"As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked (i.e. Sinner) but that the wicked turn from his way and live! Turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways: for why will ye die?"
October 19, 2007
Found this video clip (headsup... it has some strong language) tonight of one of the tornadoes that hit Pensacola today (more clips)
My daughter called me this morning as she was going to the store. A few minutes later around 11am, she called again saying that a tornado just hit and when she came outside, the parking lot was full of flipped cars!
We are thankful to God that her car only had one shattered window, still intact, and she wasn't hurt. It was still storming as it had been all morning as she drove away from the black sky which was away from her house. "I kept driving towards the light!" And eventually she make it home after passing down trees, broken telephone poles and flooded streets.
Amazingly, no one was seriously hurt in Pensacola that we know of at this time. Praise the Lord!
She was protected also when hurricane Ivan hit a few years ago. Her house was fine but where she was staying, that roof blew off in the middle of the night and they all had to seek shelter at a nearby church in the worse part of the storm. The damage afterwards was horrendous as some houses were simply gone! Sadly, there was also loss of life in Ivan.
Proverbs 18:10 says "The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."
May we always put our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone!
October 18, 2007
Jesus said in John 16:33, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
I don't like pain nor do I enjoy suffering, however, as we humble ourselves before the Lord and say, "Your will be done", He gives us the grace to endure both.
Hebrews 12:2 says, "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."
James 1:2-4 says, "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing."
1 Peter 1:6,7 says, "Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ."
1 Peter 4:12, 13 says, "Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy."
And Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, "And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."
Q. Is John Hagee a wolf? A. Yes!
Jesus warned in Matthew 7:15, "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves."
Careful evaluation of the teachings of John Hagee, pastor at the San Antonio-based Cornerstone Church, reveals false teaching and a defective view of a basic and essential issue regarding salvation and the Gospel.
For example, he preaches salvation for the Jew WITHOUT Jesus!
In the video below, Hagee makes these outrageous claims:
* The Jewish people, as a whole did not reject Jesus as Messiah.
* Jesus did not come to Earth to BE the Messiah.
* Jesus refused by word and deed to be the Messiah.
* The Jews cannot be blamed for not accepting what was never offered.
6 I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel:
7 Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ.
8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
9 As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
MORE ON HAGEE...
Christian Zionism and Ethnic Salvation
John Hagee's Heresy (Hagee says "poverty is a curse," but God says, "Blessed are the poor!")
The OTHER Gospel of John Hagee (Hagee says that Jews can come to God without Jesus!)
Q. Is John Hagee a wolf?
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
October 17, 2007
Beware lest any man spoil you
From Colossians 2
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.
October 16, 2007
Jesus Christ is our Creator
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Genesis 1:26
From Colossians 1
12 ¶ Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
October 15, 2007
The testimony of former County Tyrone Orange Chaplain and Lecturer, Paul Stewart (Ireland)
My name is Paul Stewart. I come from a family which includes a long line of Orangemen. My father is an Orangeman, so was his father before him and his father before him. In fact my great grandfather built the Orange Hall in which my family lodge - "Ballynakelly Rising sons of Ulster" No. 157 now sits.
As a child, I grew up going to Sunday school, church, band parades, the "Twelfth" and the "last Saturday" (the Royal Black Preceptory parade in August). I got saved at the tender age of ten although I soon lost interest in the things of God as I followed my mates and their interests. At the age of 12, I joined a band and looked forward to the big parading days. I left the band at 16 years old and drifted, not knowing what I wanted out of life. Praise the Lord for his grace as in February 1984 I came back to the Lord.
I didn't join the Orange Order at the eligible age of joining (17 years old) because, having just come back to the Lord, Christ was the only One I wanted to serve. In April 1988 I got married. During this time the "Anglo Irish Agreement" came along accompanied with the banning of many Loyalist parades. We also seen the acceleration of the Pan-nationalist attack upon Protestantism and loyalism. Instead of looking to God in theses times I foolishly looked to Orangeism for our salvation.
However, Psalm 118 v 8 says, "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."
I joined the Orange Order in 1990 and became immediately hooked and heavily involved. Exodus ch 20 v 3 commands, "thou shalt have no other gods before me," but, unfortunately, I was too busy to see this.
Joel Patten was the Worshipful Master of Killyman District (founder of the 'spirit of Drumcree'), so I made a point of getting to know him. My own private lodge had an alcoholic bar in it . In fact, on one particular night the men couldn't open the lodge because they were so drunk. I left the hall disgusted , intending to leave the Orange Order. However, Joel Patton persuaded me to stay so I transferred to his lodge No. 1620, a predominately Christian lodge in Dungannon, Co.Tyrone.
I was now part of, what I felt was, the best district in Ulster - "Killyman" (the biggest in County Tyrone). As a Christian I was quickly promoted to Chaplain. At our district meetings we were really doing things for Ulster but more needed to be done. I became an Orange Lecturer missing many church prayer meetings to learn the degrees. In short, the Orange had taken over my life.
Then came 'Drumcree one'. I spent most of that time on "the hill" or blocking roads somewhere at the command of my superiors. The Orange Order was revived and there seemed a greater unity in it at grass roots. Joel and a few others decided to harness this enthusiasm by creating a reform movement within the Order which he called the 'Spirit of Drumcree.' We wanted to make the Orange Order more effective against the Republician onslaught. He decided to organise a mass Orange Rally in the Ulster Hall. The rally was a great success but afterwards this man handed me a leaflet relating to the spiritual errors within the Loyal Orders, written by Paul Malcomson.
I knew this leaflet was true as, I had reached the highest degree in the Loyal Orders - the Red Cross degree of the Royal Black Institution. When I travelled through the Royal Arch Purple degree, I suffered quite a cruel and degrading initiation. I was forced to walk over holly leaves in my bare feet whilst my ankles were violently beaten with sticks. I also had to step in and out of ice cold water. I didn't know what I had done or what they were trying to teach me as I was I was half-stripped, blind-folded and totally disorientated.
The Bible says in II Thessalonians ch. 3 vv 6-7, "Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you"
One of the things that most disturbed me about the Royal Arch Purple initiation was the fact that when I was being prepared for my initiation a piece a purple ribbon was tied unto my trousers, later on in the ceremony I was shown the ribbon and told that I "received it in darkness and brought it forth to a marvelious light." As a committed Christian I knew I was already in the light.
This teaching mocks the teaching of Scripture in 1 Peter 2: 9 which says, about Christians only, "Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light."
What was even more disturbing was the fact that countless unsaved Orangemen are given this false hope. Every Royal Arch Purpleman whether saved or not is told he has received the light or that he is in the light. This is probably one of the reasons why most Orangemen see no need of salvation.
Paul cauntions the Church in Galatians ch. 1 vv. 6-8, "I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed"
After reading this leaflet, I contacted Paul Malcomson about three days later. Paul showed me what he had found out from his studies on the Orange Order, Royal Arch Purple and Royal Black Institution. I wasn't one bit shocked as some of those things had troubled me for many years and I just needed someone to tell me the facts. After talking to Paul, I knew what I had to do, so within the week I verbally renounced my sinful oaths of bondage to both the Royal Arch Purple Order and the Black and resigned from both these quasi-Masonic orders. Ephesians 5:11 says, "have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them."
However, I still remained within the Orange Order. I had a lot of Christian friends in the Loyal Orders so I decided, with Paul's help, to organise meetings in my home and in Orange Halls to inform believers about the many unscriptural practices within the Orders. We saw many men leave the Orders through these meetings. And as a direct result of coming out, we saw their spiritual lives being revived. Joel Patten (our Worshipful Master) and I (Chaplain) decided to disband our own Royal Arch Purple Chapter in our Lodge in Dungannon.
A year later I felt God calling me to separate from the Orange Order as well, so I duly resigned. The Bible says, in 2 Corinthians 6:14-17, "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."
I decided then to help Paul and others spread this important message. I was NOT particularly worried about the opposition to our position or the consequences that came with speaking out against these pagan cults. Although, we learned much about the importance of prayer as we were NOT wrestling against "flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places" (Ephesians 6:12).
On one particular occasion, I awoke in the morning to find the word TRAITOR painted on the road in bold print outside the front of my family house. However, such actions only served to reinforce my views on the Orders and strengthen my resolve on this subject. Anyway, God was blessing us mightily with many men leaving the Orders. Isaiah 54:17 says, "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."
I could see that my own spiritual life was being revived as was the lives of the other men that were renouncing these devilish oaths they had taken supposedly in the name of Protestantism.
This whole experience has taught me that everything we do in the Christian life stands or falls on the infallible teaching of God's Word. We must therefore bring everything to the secure test of Scripture. I would say to all who read this, who still remain inside the Loyal Orders, don't take anything for granted but search the Scriptures to see whether these things are true or not. Don't sit in darkness any longer come out to the light and be free.
The Bible says, "The foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity" (2 Timothy 2:19).
October 13, 2007
So this bird walks into a store...
A seagull in Scotland has developed the habit of stealing chips from a neighborhood shop.
The seagull waits until the shopkeeper isn’t looking, and then walks into the store and grabs a snack-size bag of cheese Doritos.
Once outside, the bag gets ripped open and shared by other birds.
The seagull’s shoplifting started early this month when he first swooped into the store in Aberdeen, Scotland, and helped himself to a bag of chips. Since then, he’s become a regular. He always takes the same type of chips.
Customers have begun paying for the seagull’s stolen bags of chips because they think it’s so funny.
Last week I visited the state capital building of California which like Washington DC and all US government buildings, is riddled with Freemasonry symbols.
And once you begin to see them, it becomes clear that our government was founded not on Christian principles but rather on the secret & occultic ideas of Freemasonry.
The State Seal of California features the Roman 'goddess of wisdom' whose Latin name is Minerva (or Athena in Greek).
Besides Athena and Minerva, other names for this goddess/demon are:
According to John Robison's "Proofs of a Conspiracy" (1798), the third degree of the Bavarian Illuminati was called Minerval or Brother of Minerva, in honor of the goddess of learning. Later, this title was adopted for the first degree of Aleister Crowley's OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis) rituals.
President Bush announced the war’s beginning on March 19 which is MINERVA or ATHENA day.
The Hegelian society whose philosophy is the basis of the order of Skull and Bones (President Bush, his father & grandfather are all members) is Called THE OWL OF MINERVA.
The Owl of Minerva is the link between Skull and Bones and Bohemian Grove network located in northern California: San Francisco and Sonoma County.
George Washington was a 33 degree Mason. He is the only President to serve as Worshipful Master of his lodge during his presidency.
I found the following very interesting from "En Route to Global Occupation" by Gary H. Kah:
John Robison, an eighteenth century historian and a prominent Mason, was entrusted with some of the original documents and correspondence of the Illuminati. In his book, Proofs of a Conspiracy, written in 1798, he reproduced major segments of the Illuminati's original writings. Robison stated, "the express aim of the Order was to abolish Christianity, and overturn all civil government" (John Robison, Proofs of a Conspiracy. Boston: Western Islands, 1967, p.60). He went on to quote Weishaupt as stating that the plan for a New World Order can succeed "in no other way but by secret associations, which will by degrees, and in silence, possess themselves of the government of the States, and make use of those means for this purpose . . . " (Ibid., 106).
Using deception and intrigue, Weishaupt and his inner circle of adepts succeeded at gaining the support of Germany's Masonic lodges. "All these branches were controlled by the twelve leading adepts headed by Weishaupt, who at the lodge in Munich held in his hands the threads of the whole conspiracy" (Nesta Webster, World Revolution, p.20). Mackey admits to the initial success of the Illuminati, commenting:
The Order was at first very popular, and enrolled no less than two thousand names upon its registers, among whom were some of the most distinguished men of Germany. It extended rapidly into other countries, and its Lodges were to be found in France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Hungary, and Italy (Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, p.346-347).
In 1782, at the Masonic Congress of Wilhelmsbad, Weishaupt's Illuminati solidified its position among Europe's secret societies as the undisputed leader of the occult one-world movement. Around the same time, Weishaupt also succeeded at forging an alliance between Illuminized Freemasonry and the growing Rothschild banking network, thereby giving the Order the financial means to begin to carry out its plans (Webster, World Revolution, p.20 and Count Egon Caesar Corti, The Rise of the House of Rothschild. Boston: Western Islands, 1972, p.ix).
As a result of this alliance with the international financiers, the Freemasons regained the banking prominence once held by the Templars, and the Illuminati gained momentum. H.L. Haywood observes, "It took root, it grew, it flourished, it gathered into itself more men of royal and noble titles than were possessed by the Hohenzollern family; even the Jesuits joined it" (Haywood, Famous Masons and Masonic Presidents, 151-152).
Although Weishaupt's Illuminati was exposed within ten years, he had accomplished more to further "the plan" during this time than all of Freemasonry's efforts of the previous fifty years combined. One reason for his success was that he had gotten many Christian leaders to join the Order by convincing them that the Illuminati was a for the sake of Christ. Robison states, "In this scheme of Masonic Christianity, Spartacus [Weishaupt] and Philo [Baron Von Knigge] laboured seriously together. Spartacus sent him the materials, and Philo worked them up." (Robison, Proofs of a Conspiracy, p.86).
This apostate teaching, which was presented to Christian initiates, was explained by Von Knigge: "Jesus Christ established no new Religion; he would only set Religion and Reason in their ancient rights. For this purpose he would unite men in a common bond. He would fit them for this by spreading a just morality, by enlightening the understanding, and by assisting the mind to shake off all prejudices. He would teach all men, in the first place, to govern themselves. Rulers would then be needless, and equality and liberty would take place without any revolution, by the natural and gentle operation of reason and expediency. This great Teacher allows himself to explain every part of the Bible in conformity to these purposes; and he forbids all wrangling among his scholars, because every man may there find a reasonable application to his peculiar doctrines. Let this be true or false, it does not signify. This was a simple Religion and it was so far inspired; but the minds of his hearers were not fitted for receiving doctrines. I told you, said he, but you could not bear it. Many therefore were called, but few were chosen. To these elect were entrusted the most important secrets; and even among them there were degrees of information. There was a seventy, and a twelve. All this was in the natural order of things, and according to the habits of the Jews, and indeed of all antiquity. The Jewish Theosophy was a mystery; like the Eleusinian, or the Pythagorean, unfit for the vulgar, and thus the doctrines of Christianity were these they were maintained, like the Vestal Fire. They were kept up, only in hidden societies, who handed them down to posterity, and they are now possessed by the genuine Free Masons." (Ibid., 87).
"Using this cover of working for worldwide Christian unity, Weishaupt was able to gain the backing of numerous credulous leaders who thought they were working for a noble cause. In fact their every move was designed by Weishaupt to nudge the Illuminists one step closer to world domination" (Webster, World Revolution, p.13).
I can think of more than a few Christian leaders who could learn a lesson from this. Christian unity is not something that can be organized; it comes naturally among those who share a common love for Christ. The false ecumenical/interfaith unity being promoted today by the World Council of Churches -- an organization that is strongly influenced by Freemasonry -- is nothing new. It has been used for centuries to try to further the cause of world government. As long as Christians do NOT unite with the peoples of other religions, there can be no world government. This unwillingness of Christians to compromise their faith has been the chief obstacle for the conspirators.
Chronological Establishment of Fraternal Organizations in America
October 10, 2007
October 09, 2007
Count Your Blessings
This time of year brings crisp cool days with beautiful changing colors all around us.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and besides all the delicious food and fun times with family and friends, it is a time to be thankful to God as we count our blessings - something we should do every day.
We are all so blessed as the LORD Jesus Christ provides for all our needs daily - THANK YOU, LORD!
May we each have an attitude of gratitude as we speaking blessing to one another along with acts of kindness as we are able.
22 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,
24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:
25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.
October 06, 2007
This is the Day the Lord has Made
1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
3 Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
4 Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.
5 I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place.
6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
7 The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me.
8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
10 All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.
11 They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
12 They compassed me about like bees: they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.
13 Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.
15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
16 The right hand of the LORD is exalted: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.
17 I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
18 The LORD hath chastened me sore: but he hath not given me over unto death.
19 Open to me the gates of righteousness: I will go into them, and I will praise the LORD:
20 This gate of the LORD, into which the righteous shall enter.
21 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation.
22 The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
23 This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
25 Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity.
26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD.
27 God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar.
28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
October 05, 2007
Jesus prays to the Father
1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:
2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
9 I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.
10 And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them.
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.
13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves.
14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
15 I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
18 As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
25 O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.
26 And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.
October 03, 2007
Jesus is the Bread of Life
In the scriptures, Jesus tells us that He is the Bread of Life that came down from heaven and those who believe on Him will have everlasting life.
Taste and see that the LORD is good!
31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat.
32 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven; but my Father giveth you the true bread from heaven.
33 For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.
34 Then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread.
35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
36 But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not.
37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.
41 The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread which came down from heaven.
October 02, 2007
God thinks about you and me... A LOT!
This past weekend I visited a friend who lives in Pacifica, a beautiful sea coast city just south of San Francisco which normally is socked in with fog but was clear as a bell both Saturday and Sunday.
Marilyn and I went to high school together and reconnected at a recent reunion when we discovered we both were Christians. Our common bond being the Lord Jesus Christ brought us even closer than ever, more than sisters!
As we walked from her home to the pier and watched the waves splash on the sand, I was reminded of the scripture in Psalm 139:
17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.
Thank You, LORD God for never leaving us nor forsaking us and for sending us Your only begotten Son Who died, rose from the dead and lives today in order to give us eternal life by faith in Him - this is the Good News!