Why there is something really, really scary about this building?

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Why there is something really, really scary about this building?

By Elijah Garcia

There was a startling display of supernatural power at the ARC in Martinez California last Friday night.  Mario calls three people out and begins by telling them the distance that they drove to get to the meeting.  He said, “You came from 60 miles away.”  But he did not leave it there,” you are from 60 miles south of here.”

This man is a total stranger to Mario but his entire life opened like a book.    Mario described the man as a pastor.  “Satan has tried so hard…almost succeeded.  You have been drilling into solid rock. You have had partners that drilled with you, who then left and started their own thing. This has since died.   “The Lord is saying that the drill bit is at the last layer of shale.  You are one inch away from a gusher.”

Mario then continued “The Lord is saying ‘there is a gusher about to break forth’. It involves thousands of people. There is oil in the ground. Oil represents the Holy Spirit and joy. There is a revival of joy coming! Satan brought heartbreak. He brought heartbreak because he knew that joy would be the center piece of this revival.”  The man looked stunned and was in tears.   He could hardly contain himself emotionally.

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But now it was Mario’s turn to be shocked:   The man then asked to speak a couple of words. He told the audience how he was exactly 60 miles south from here. He also said that everything Mario said was true.

This Pastor’s name is Dennis Conner.  He had been following Mario for over 38 years. He always wanted Mario to preach at his church but only in “God’s time”   That time is March 2, 2014 because, well,  here is the rest of the story

You see, Doug Morris called Mario two days before this and said “there is a pastor in Campbell California who is asking you to come preach right away.”  Out of the blue the Holy Spirit said “go to this church.”  Mario told Doug to confirm the date of March 2nd and Mario never gave it another thought.

Now standing right in front of him was that very pastor.  Mario had no clue that he would drive 60 miles.  Not only this but God had the pastor come late or he would have met Mario before the meeting.  Instead a supernatural event took place in its exact order.  Mario was essentially  prophesying  that in a church that he was to preach in 9 days hence would see an outpouring, a gusher  that would affect thousands of people.

That is why this building is so scary…because there is no telling what is going to happen inside this Sunday.   That is why there is a buzz today around the Bay Area.  “What is going to happen in that building?  Why is God so emphatically warning us to be ready?  Why such a blazing prediction?  Stay tuned!

If you live anywhere near the San Jose area, please join us for these two explosive meetings

Sunday March 2 at 10AM and 6PM Calvary Temple of Campbell   202 Railway Ave Campbell CA 95008 Call 408 379 3700

Click below to hear the actual audio of the prophetic word as it was being given.

http://mariomurillo.org/campbell-word/

Harry Reid Calls Cancer Patient A Liar

Reid hammered by GOP after claiming all ObamaCare ‘horror stories’ untrue

Published February 27, 2014

FoxNews.com

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is being hammered by Republican lawmakers after he claimed on the Senate floor that all the ObamaCare “horror stories” being circulated are untrue.

Reid tried to clarify his remarks late Wednesday by saying he was only referring to the “vast majority” of stories featured in ads funded by Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group, and not the complaints of everyday Americans. However, he added fuel to the fire by continuing to slam the group’s backers, the Koch brothers, calling them “un-American.”

Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips, in response, said Reid had effectively “attacked the character and integrity of every American who had the courage to share how they’re being hurt by the president’s health care law.”

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., called Reid’s original remarks “astounding and offensive.”

Reid said Wednesday morning on the Senate floor that he believes Americans for Prosperity hires actors in their ads to tell fake stories about canceled policies, higher premiums and ruined lives under ObamaCare.

“There’s plenty of horror stories being told,” Reid said. “All of them are untrue. But they’re being told all over America.”

It was an apparent reference to, among other instances, an AFP ad that featured a woman with cancer who claimed her health care became unaffordable under the law. Her story was called into question by critics, but she and AFP are standing by the ad.

The outcry over Reid’s comments from Republican lawmakers was swift. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said he is demanding Reid apologize to those who have felt ill effects from ObamaCare.

“The majority leader, and any Democrat who agrees with him, owes an apology to all Americans who are suffering under this disastrous law and whose personal stories he has dismissed as ‘untrue,’” he said.

The communications director for Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., noted in a press release Blunt has taken it upon himself numerous times to read personal stories of ObamaCare’s negative impact on the Senate floor.

“A fair question for the Majority Leader’s office today: Does Harry Reid believe Missourians are making this up?” spokeswoman Amber Marchand said.

Reid in his speech urged Americans to focus on what he says are the true stories: stories of Americans whom the law has helped.

Is Gun Confiscation on the Way in Connecticut?

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Is Gun Confiscation on the Way in Connecticut? See the Letter the State Is Reportedly Sending to Owners of Newly ‘Illegal’ Firearms

Feb. 26, 2014 11:06pm

After tens of thousands of defiant gun owners in Connecticut chose not to register their semi-automatic rifles to comply with a hastily-passed gun control law, the state is now taking some action. Officials are reportedly notifying gun owners who submitted late applications that they have one last chance to get rid of their “illegal” weapons.

State officials did accept some gun registration applications that were submitted after the Jan. 4 deadline, however, not all late applications were accepted, the Journal Inquirer reports.

“But rather than turn that information over to prosecutors, state officials are giving the gun owners a chance to get rid of the weapons and magazines,” the report adds.

So gun owners who actually tried to register their guns and magazines, intentionally late or not, are now on the state’s radar for owning guns that became illegal overnight. Owning an unregistered semi-automatic rifle or high-capacity magazine that was legal prior to Jan. 3 is now a class D felony under the new law.

The Capitalism Institute claims to have obtained a copy of the notarized letters Connecticut officials are sending out to late registration applicants:

Source: The Capitalism Institute

Source: The Capitalism Institute

While we can’t confirm the authenticity of the letter above, the Journal Inquirer, which is a local paper covering North-Central Connecticut, reports the state does hold notarized letters for violators.

As TheBlaze reported earlier this month, as little 15 percent of the now-illegal semi-automatic rifles have actually been registered with the state of Connecticut.

“No one has anything close to definitive figures, but the most conservative estimates place the number of unregistered assault weapons well above 50,000, and perhaps as high as 350,000,” the Courant reported.

Republican state Sen. Tony Guglielmo recalled talking to a constituent who informed him that some gun owners are intentionally taking part in “civil disobedience” because they feel the law is unconstitutional.

It’s unclear if the state plans to start prosecuting gun owners who don’t dispose of their semi-automatic rifles or high-capacity magazines — or if they have a plan to check to see if the late applicants comply with the warning. It’s also uncertain if the state plans to go about identifying gun owners who didn’t try to register their guns at all.

Though it was too late to contact the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection on Wednesday, TheBlaze will reach out to the agency on Thursday.

Again, this viral photo of Connecticut gun owners waiting in line to register their guns in December, which one person said reminded them of the “Weimar Germany,” still seems relevant:

HOW CELEBRITY, CONSUMERISM & COMPETITION ARE KILLING THE CHURCH

HOW CELEBRITY, CONSUMERISM & COMPETITION ARE KILLING THE CHURCH

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Obituary for the American Church

by Mike Breen

From time to time I will have the people I’m discipling write out their own pastoral obituary. I ask them to write out how our enemy would take them out, rendering them unable to serve their family and communities. As you can imagine, the answers vary, but always serves as a really helpful exercise as they are forced to confront issues of character, etc.

You see, taking the same exercise I’ve used with pastors, for the past year I’ve been thinking how the enemy would/might be trying to take down the American church. Now what I’ve noticed is that the original temptations Jesus faced (which can best be boiled down to Appetite, Affirmation and Ambition) are somehow warped and insinuated into the culture.

As each culture is distinct and different, a smart enemy would come at each culture in subtle ways, tempting them in ways they don’t see or expect, and with things that would look different from culture to culture.

For instance, the issues the European church deal with are actually quite different than the ones the American church is dealing with – even though often times they are put under the same broad umbrella of “Western Church.” Sure, there are some similarities, but the attack is different. More nuanced.

But those original temptations of Appetite, Affirmation and Ambition are slowly insinuating themselves into everything we call CHURCH. We just often don’t recognize it or see it.

And so this is how, if our enemy gets his way, the American church could be taken out:

A culture of CELEBRITY (affirmation)

A culture of CONSUMERISM (appetite)

A culture of COMPETITION (ambition)

The original temptations of Appetite, Affirmation and Ambition are creeping into everything we call CHURCH.

CELEBRITY

The idea of celebrity is deeply woven into American culture and values. All you have to do is look at the ridiculous nature of Reality TV and you see how Americans are constantly craving celebrity (either to be a celebrity or to find the next celebrity and stalk their every move).

Now there is nothing dark or sinister about “celebrity” in and of itself. You can’t find an argument that says Jesus wasn’t a huge celebrity in his day.

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However, there is a difference between being famous and being significant. If Jesus was famous, it’s because he was doing something significant. The problem with many pastors is they make decisions, develop personas and define success from the lens of what will make them a celebrity/famous (even if they don’t know it or see that they are doing this).

So in American church culture, it’s pretty easy to become a celebrity: Grow a HUGE church. Now all in all, it’s not terribly difficult to grow to be a giant church if you have the right tools at your disposal – but that doesn’t mean the ends justify the means of getting there.

For instance, though Jesus was a celebrity in his day, he was willing to say things that ran people off in droves. In fact, the book of Mark chronicles the way (from about the mid-point of the book on) how people left Jesus to where, at the end, virtually no one was left. NO ONE wants to be associated with him for fear of the consequences.

That’s a Charlie Sheen-esque flameout (obviously without the character issues!). That’s not something you see too often in American churches.

I suspect it’s because riven deeply into the American psyche is the desire to be a celebrity. And American pastors are very susceptible to this. Many subtle things happen in people who desire to this kind of celebrity status:

* They can disengage community and isolate themselves, setting themselves up for moral failure.

* They can make decisions that are numbers driven and not always Kingdom driven.

* They can skew to a shallow understanding of the Gospel as opposed to a holistic one that leads people to discipleship.

* They can put the good of their church (their personal Kingdom) over the good of God’s Kingdom.

Question: In what ways are your decisions made by a subtle undercurrent of ambition and a hope for celebrity?

CONSUMERISM

We live in a culture that revolves around consuming. Every TV commercial, every store, every credit card company, every bank, every TV show or movie, every piece of clothing, car or product, every website, every restaurant every everything is tailored to fit your desires, needs or personal preference.

We are easily infuriated when things don’t happen exactly as we want them. We exist in a place that implicitly says this: “We are here to serve you and meet your every whim and desire. Let us take care of you.” What’s more, it’s never enough.

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Eventually the house or the car get older and we want new ones. The clothes aren’t as fashionable and we want something more in style. That restaurant is getting boring, we must find another. Our favorite TV show is wearing thin, so the search begins for the next favorite. And on and on and on.

This is how we are wired to think in the United States. And it is all backed up by this rationale: You’re worth it. You deserve to have what you want, how you want it, when you want it. And for the most part, the church plays the exact same game.

We do as best we can to provide as comfortable an experience as humanly possible, using every means at our disposal to attract them in (and then keep them in). So we tailor what we do around their wants and desires. That’s Marketing 101, right? The problem is at the end of the day, the only thing that Jesus is counting is disciples.

That’s it.

He doesn’t seem to care too much about converts, attendance, budgets or buildings. It’s about disciples. And, by nature, disciples are producers, not consumers.

Yet most of our churches are built around feeding consumers. I’d argue 90% of the church’s time, energy and resources are linked to this. But the issue is this: The means you use to attract people to you are usually the means you must use to keep them. In other words, if you use consumerism to attract them to your church, it often means you must continue using it to keep them or else they will find another church who will meet their “needs.” And yet, that consumer mentality is antithetical to the Gospel and to the call of Discipleship.

Disciples aren’t consumers, they are producers. Jesus cared about disciples more than anything else.

The means you use to attract people to you are usually the means you must use to keep them.

Question: In what ways is your church community using consumerism as the means to draw people to a Gospel that is, in and of itself, anti-consumerism?

COMPETITION

You will never find a more hyper-competitive culture than you do in the United States. As a foreigner living in this land, I can attest to that with the utmost respect. Americans love to win, they love the struggle of the journey and love holding up the gold medal of victory. Now don’t hear me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with being competitive, it’s just how competition has become warped and twisted within our culture. And it’s that, at least in the church, we are competitive about the wrong things.

Much of the American church finds itself competing with the church down the road. “Are we bigger than them? Do we have more influence than them? Do we have the best/biggest youth group in town? Do people like to get married in our church building? Do people like our church better than theirs? ”

The fact of the matter is that there is a battle, we do have an enemy and we should be competitive – but against our enemy! What we haven’t seen is how crafty he is. This seems to be the alliance he has struck with the American church: “I’ll let a good chunk of your churches grow, just not at the expense of my territory.”

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And so what happens? 96% of church growth is due to transfer growth and not churches striking into the heart of our enemy’s territory. We’ll consider it a win because we have the new service or program that is growing – but that growth is mainly from people coming from other churches. That’s not a win! That’s a staggering loss.

Furthermore, for many pastors, we don’t think we’ve won until we’ve won AND someone else has lost. Seriously?! For sure, we have an enemy and we should be competitive, but we should be competing against our enemy, knowing that the final battle has already been won, and not competing against our own team members.

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So gifted and skilled is our enemy, so conniving is he, that he has convinced us that beating the people on our own team is victory while he stands back and laughs, rarely having to ever engage in conflict, protecting his territory. He is beating us with a slight of hand, with a clever distraction, turning us against ourselves. Question: In what ways are you competing (both in actuality or simply in your mind) against people who are on your own team?

In all honesty, it isn’t that the American church will ever truly die or cease to exist. It will always be there. But it is entirely possible that if these three critical issues aren’t addressed and dealt with, it will be a hallow shell that is spiritually listless.

If we think through Celebrity, Consumerism and Competition, the anti-body against all of these is sacrifice. Learning to lay down what builds us up and giving to others instead. Learning to serve, rather than to be served. Looking for anonymity rather than celebrity. To build a culture of producers rather than a consumers.

To live in a vibrant, sacrificial community fighting a real enemy rather than competing against the same community God has given us to fight WITH rather than AGAINST. It’s about sacrificing what we want for the glory of God and the advancement of his Kingdom, regardless of our advancement or desires.

Clearly this is what Paul was getting after in Philippians 2:6-11 when describing the attitude of Jesus as taking on the attitude of a servant, willing to sacrifice all acclaim and equality with God. It was a willingness to set aside and sacrifice celebrity, consumerism and competition at the altar of the incarnation.

Fifty years ago, as these three subtle threads were being woven into the American church, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., serving as a prophetic voice, said this:

If today’s church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social club with no meaning for the twentieth century.

We are now into the second decade of the 21st century and we find ourselves still, for the most part, refusing to sacrifice what we want for what God is asking of us and his Church. Will we have the courage to sacrifice as Christ sacrificed? Will we do the things that cost us so that his Kingdom may advance?

Napolitano: Peters Threat Against TV Station Sounds Like Putin

Napolitano: Peters Threat Against TV Station Sounds Like Putin

Image: Napolitano: Peters Threat Against TV Station Sounds Like PutinRep. Gary Peters

Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 09:27 AM

By Wanda Carruthers

“For him to threaten the power of the government to silence her sounds more like Vladimir Putin in Russia than a member of Congress in the United States,” Napolitano, a former New Jersey Superior Court judge, told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday.The ad featured Julie Boonstra, a Michigan woman battling leukemia, who said she lost her healthcare due to Obamacare and said her new health coverage was more costly. She said she would not back down in her efforts to tell her story.“I’m very upset with them for trying to stop my ad. I battle cancer every day. They’re not going to intimidate me. I have my First Amendment right, my freedom of speech. And I will stand behind that,” Boonstra told Fox News on Monday.Peters, who voted for Obamacare, is running for the Senate seat vacated by fellow Democrat Carl Levin. Napolitano said that while Peters originally supported Obamacare, now “he’s running from it, and he’s trying to silence her.”Campaign lawyers for Peters contacted the station running the ad and threatened to pull its license for “failure to prevent the airing of ‘false and misleading advertising.’ “Napolitano called it a “new low” for a member of Congress to attempt to “silence political speech.” The remedy to counter political criticism, Napolitano said, was not to suppress speech, but to have “more speech.”“If you don’t like what she’s saying, congressman, get on the air and defend yourself,” he said.Should the TV station pull the ad, Napolitano said it would be a “body blow to the First Amendment.” He said the “two-bit threat” to the station was not permissible under the law.

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Don’t let the IRS silence critics of President Obama’s policies

 

FEBRUARY 24, 2014

 

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Don’t let the IRS silence critics of President Obama’s policies

REP. TOM PRICE M.D. • | FEBRUARY 23, 2014 AT 1:40 PM

What happens when one voices opposition to “big government?” UnderPresident Obama, you may be targeted by the Internal Revenue Service.

They will audit you, show up at your place of employment and sic other executive agencies on your family or business.

Now, the Obama administration intends to unilaterally modify the tax code in further efforts to silence political speech.

In November, the IRS announced that it would completely transform the 501(c)(4) classification used by groups organized for the purposes of “social welfare.”

From veterans‘ organizations to civic education programs, many important nonprofits fall under this designation.

 

Currently, contributions to these organizations are not tax deductible for their donors, but these groups are not required to pay taxes to the U.S. federal government.

These nonprofits are allowed to participate in the political process, within limits, and typical activities include voter education, advocacy and holding town halls. Many free market groups file under this classification.

The new rules would virtually halt such activities. Plus, the IRS would require 501 (c)(4) non-profits to pay taxes, knowing full well that these groups cannot afford to do so.

Their intent is to force groups into reclassifying under a different category of the tax code, as 527 non-profits. The 527 groups are not taxed on their donations, but they are required to disclose their donors to the Obama administration.

Conservative groups would be forced to choose: Change their classification to a 527 non-profit and open up their donors to abuse at the hands of Washington bureaucrats, or shut down all-together because they can’t afford the taxes levied against them if they remain a 501(c)(4) organization.

The Obama administration argues that the current rules governing 501(c)(4) groups are too complicated for them to administer properly.

Their complaint is pretty perplexing, considering the rules governing these non-profits aren’t new. In fact, they were established in 1959. Fifty-five years seem like plenty of time for the IRS to figure out how to regulate nonprofits.

Unsurprisingly, such changes to the IRS code won’t affect a key Democrat political beneficiary — labor unions.

These groups, while nearly identical to 501 (c)(4) non-profits, fall under the 501 (c)(5) classification. Their regulations would remain untouched in this IRS overhaul, so they would be free to continue politicking as they have in years past.

This is an obvious political move by the Obama administration, as labor unions contribute the vast majority of their political donations to Democrats.

What can be done to stop this? So far, tens of thousands of patriots have registered concerns by submitting public comments to the IRS. Freedom-loving Americans refuse to be silenced.

In the meantime, congressional Republicans are working legislatively to prevent the IRS from silencing political dissent through manipulation of the tax code by executive fiat.

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives is voting on a measure that would prohibit the IRS from implementing its proposed new regulations on tax-exempt groups for one year.

This will give Congress the ability to continue its investigation into the IRS targeting scandal and long-term oversight over the agency.

Sadly, this is just the latest in the never-ending saga of Obama’s executive overreach and use of the federal government to punish those with whom he disagrees.

Public engagement and the Republican resolve are critical to fighting it. Together, we can stop this government abuse.

Rep. Tom Price, M.D. represents Georgia’s sixth congressional district. He is vice chairman of the House Committee on the Budget, and a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means, which has jurisdiction over the IRS.

White House co-hosts MIT workshop as part of project on ‘collecting, analyzing, and using’ big data.

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White House co-hosts MIT workshop as part of project on ‘collecting, analyzing, and using’ big data

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Patrick Howley

Political Reporter

The Obama White House is co-hosting a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) workshop on “big data” as part of an administration effort to analyze how to collect and use complex data for public policy.

It comes as little surprise that the White House is analyzing “big data” collection considering the effectiveness of the 2012 Obama campaign’s personality-tracking voter targeting database created through its “Project Dreamcatcher.” The information from that database is now held by Obama’s nonprofit advocacy group Organizing for Action.

White House counselor John Podesta, a left-wing operative who founded the Center for American Progress, and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker will represent the Obama administration at the March 3 workshop, “Big Data and Privacy: Advancing the State of the Art in Technology and Practice” with MIT president L. Rafael Reif.

Even though they got the word “privacy” in there, the White House project makes clear that it is focused on “collecting, analyzing, and using” data for policy purposes.

“Last month, the President asked Counselor John Podesta to lead a comprehensive review of how ‘big data’ – data sets so massive, diverse, or complex, that conventional technologies cannot adequately capture, store, or analyze them – will affect how Americans live and work. Senior administration officials have since begun to look at the implications of collecting, analyzing, and using such data for privacy, the economy, and public policy,” according to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Additional workshops will be held at New York University and University of California-Berkeley.

MIT professor and Obama economic adviser Esther Duflo developed the theories that were employed to help build French Socialist president Francois Hollande’s successful voter-tracking database, which were then carried over to the Obama 2012 campaign.