THE LEFTISTS OF CALIFORNIA ARE TODAY’S PHARISEES

The Beast described in the 13th chapter of the book of Revelation isn’t after justice, equality, or the wellbeing of people. He is also called the false prophet who will absorb the power of the world and bestow it on the antichrist. California government is behaving the same way—absorbing a way of life to offer it to the God of “Wokeness.”

They have unleashed misery on the people. They have turned God fearing, hardworking, law abiding citizens into hostages in their own homes.

Gavin Newsom and his cohorts have proven they don’t want a better life for law-abiding Californians. Quite the opposite—they are hell-bent on ending something they don’t understand, in favor of something they can’t even define. They are acting as if they are part of some kind of doomsday cult.

Nothing else explains their tyrannical intrusion into every aspect of the lives of Californians. Nothing else explains their blatant suspension of the Bill of Rights in California—specifically: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, and the right to bear arms.

The leftists of California are today’s Pharisees. There are three ways in which they behave like the Pharisees in the New Testament.

1. They have laid aside the Word of God in favor of their traditions. Jesus told the Pharisees they were guilty of “laying aside the commandment of God,” telling them, “you hold the tradition of men.” (Mark 7:8).

The leftists in Sacramento have done this not only to the Bible, but to the Constitution of the United States. Their treatise of tyranny is called “California values.” These values, which they want to be the blueprint for the other 49 states, overrule freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and the right to dissent. 

Here are the very words of the Constitution: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

California has denied those who defy their politics or religious views the right to assemble. They dare to call it a ‘safety precaution.’ California social media instantly bans voices they deem contrary to “California values.”

One California Congressman named Evan Low even said to the Christian churches of California, “The church must evolve.” And if you dare to disagree with their agenda, they feel they have the right to disband your organization.

2. They won’t lift a finger.

How perfectly Ricky Gervais exposed Hollywood Pharisees when he said, “People who live in obscene luxury and entitlement have no business scolding everyday hard working people.”

Jesus said, “(The Pharisees) bind heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. But all their works they do to be seen by men.” (Matthew 23:4-5)

3. They are hypocrites: They decry global warming, but fly everywhere in private jets, leaving a huge carbon footprint. They want to take away your guns, but their private security is armed to the teeth. They want you to sacrifice, but they will live as they please.

Silicon Valley is a bastion of income inequality. Their hypocrisy knows no limit. They say all the right things—with that familiar smug, distant look on their faces—and yet, they condemn Wall Street for all the things they themselves do.

Google, Apple, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are all hypocrites. Apple bills itself as a champion of human rights but uses sweatshops in China. Google says, “Don’t be evil,” but censors anyone who has opposing views.  Facebook and Twitter shadow-ban Christians and Conservatives, even as they are touting ‘freedom of expression’ and the beauty of ‘sharing ideas.’

Here is the new sacrament of Sacramento:

Thou shalt have drag queens read to your children in public libraries. Thou shalt let boys into your little girl’s restroom at school. Thou shalt be taught about sexual positions and self-gratification in the classroom. Thou wilt not farm the land because we must use the water to save a 4 inch fish. Thou shalt not cut the underbrush even if it causes massive wildfires. Thou shalt welcome the thousands of felons and sexual predators we release into your neighborhood and let them double your crime rate. Thou shalt not have healthcare, yet thou shalt be taxed to pay for the healthcare of those who came here illegally. Thou shalt help pay for free needles for drug addicts, and free contraceptives and abortions through your taxes. Thou shalt be homeless while non-citizens are housed and veterans sleep under bridges. Thou shalt call MS-13 gangsters ‘children of God,’ as Mother Nancy hast said. Thou shalt not turn over to the police illegals who have murdered Americans—even if they murder thine own child.

Finally, there is the vast human tragedy unfolding in the Central Valley of California. A PBS report said, “In the suburbs of East Contra Costa County, the poverty rate has grown by more than 70 percent in the past decade.”  That doesn’t begin to tell the story of every way in which California has failed millions living in the cities on Highway 99.

Stress and despair drives an alcohol and drug epidemic. Highway 99 is the most dangerous highway in America for DUI.  The gangs are expanding and oppress the people. Farmers watch land turn into dust bowls while trillions of gallons of fresh water are pouring into the Bay. Despair is everywhere.

I rebuke this devil—this heresy of “California values.” We are taking our tent and a message of signs, wonders and miracles into the mouth of this dragon. There is a special vengeance resting upon me because I know that the good people who live along Highway 99 deserve better. Yes, I will take it out on the devil for the lies he has told California. I nurse a fond wish, not only for massive revival, but for an awakening that rises to action and votes these criminals out of office!

 

What the Liverpool ban of Franklin Graham is really about

The leadership in charge of protecting the rights of the LGBTQ community should be extremely cautious about trying to ban Christian events. The recent ban on Franklin Graham by Liverpool, England is, in my opinion, a monumental blunder. It doesn’t take long for a rights movement to fall into disfavor. The quickest way I know, is by unjustly silencing the rights of other minority groups.

I believe most fair minded people can plainly see that the parties responsible for the ban in Liverpool are lying. They claim that Franklin Graham preaches hate. That is an absolute lie.  Are they trying to associate preaching the Bible with hate?  Are they trying to lump Graham in with bigots like the Westboro Baptist crowd, Christian in name only, and who really do preach hate?

The second lie, is that they are banning Franklin Graham because they “are against hate.” This is important because as I said, I believe they are trying to link Graham with extremists. By that metric, they should also be banning Islamic events, linking them to extremist nations where Gays are thrown off of buildings in the name of Islam. But these Liverpool leaders would never do that. I will deal with that double standard later in this blog.

This grandstanding has zero to do with hate, intolerance, or inclusion. Most of all, it has nothing to do with the safety of the LGBTQ community.  There is no evidence of any kind that Franklin’s preaching has ever incited violence anywhere. That’s because his message condemns violence. The fact is that it has the total opposite effect, because it is a message which values all human life as priceless—something so precious, that it was why Jesus gave His life.

Ask yourself this: Franklin often preaches in the conservative south—a place that ignorant people love to label as intolerant—yet there has never been any violence when Graham has preached there.  How much less would it be likely to occur in uber—leftist Liverpool? I mean, come on.

That is like thinking that if Graham preached in Berkeley, leftist protesters would spontaneously turn on Antifa. Give me a break!

Their actions have nothing to do with either Graham’s nonexistent hate, or the myth of inciting violence. This is not about hate, it is not about intolerance. This is about tyranny. 

This is about a system that wants control over what you are allowed to believe, and even what you are allowed to think. Were you aware that the government in Great Britain monitors and censors everything that Church of England pastors preach from the pulpit?

Why will they not censor Radical Islam? Because the Left is atheist-based and hates Christianity, Western Civilization, and of course Israel. So, while some on the Left violently oppose the theology they find common ground.  The old adage applies…my enemy’s enemy is my friend.

I have no doubt that this terribly misguided ban will backfire in Biblical proportions.

George Orwell would be horrified by these leaders in Liverpool, where it has finally struck ‘thirteen o’clock.’ As he predicted in his books, the message of those in favor of a one-world government is, ‘We tell you what you can say. We tell you what you can think. We tell you what to hate. We tell you it is consistent, even when it is totally inconsistent. Don’t you dare think for yourself. And don’t you dare listen to truth unless of course, it is our truth…’


P.S. We have a special concern because this same tyranny is brewing in California where God haters are looking for an excuse to muffle free speech, including banning events that are incompatible with “California Values.” We need special prayer as we win souls down Highway 99 in California. MMM

THE FLAWED LOGIC

Here is how Never-Trump Christians think: Fight Those Who Are Fighting For You and Aid Those Who Are Fighting Against You.

Want to see a blank stare?  Simply ask a Never-Trump Christian, “Who would you rather have as an alternative to President Trump? Give me a name. In the war that is being waged against every one of our freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion and everything we hold dear as a free nation—in the battle to protect the unborn, the family, and morality—who’s your candidate for President? No, I mean one who can actually win.”

Their struggle to come up with an answer begins with a blank stare. Then the wheels in their heads start spinning in vain as they search for the right response.  Finally, in their frustration, you will hear them spout a string of platitudes.  Like: “God’s answer to our mess can’t possibly be Trump, because he is a flawed human being.” And, what? Do you think the God-hating candidates on the left are saints? God has used several flawed leaders to bring about His will: Nebuchadnezzar and Cyrus, for example.

Trump is a bizarre answer to our national calamity—I’ll give you that. But he is the answer. That’s why he turned the economy around. That’s why he has added conservatives to benches all across America: two Supreme Court Justices and 187 judges—and there are 18 more awaiting Senate approval.

Because he is the answer, he removed the gag order on preachers, moved to restore prayer in schools, and became the first President in history to address the March for Life Rally. Would Warren or Sanders do any of those things? If Hillary had won, do you think you would even recognize America right now?

As far back as I can remember, there have been a cluster of Christians who yearned for respectability among the secular academics. Instead of believing God’s word that says “He has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise,” they foolishly seek the approval of those the Bible truly calls fools. And what do they have to show for it?

Something has happened that should horrify you. 3 out 8 venues in England just banned Franklin Graham’s crusades. His crime? A Biblical view of marriage. The magistrates who banned him said: “we can no longer reconcile the balance between freedom of speech and the divisive impact this event is having in our city. We have informed the organisers of the event that the booking will no longer be fulfilled.”

We are praying for this situation. We are imploring everyone involved with these crusades to keep moving forward and not to let up!  We believe God for a miracle.

These three venues have, in essence, said that their values matter more than free speech.

Hear this! These venues did not ban Franklin Graham because of Donald Trump, but because of the Bible. How many of those believers in the U. K. do you think ever thought it would come to this?

Well, it is coming to this, in America, and not just through demon-driven leftists, but through ambivalent believers who refuse to find either the courage or the humility to accept the President God has given us.

President Trump has been raised up to stand as a firewall against the powers of darkness so that the church can rise up and be the church. And, what is at stake, my friends, is the future of America.