This one ad says it all. Sometimes we just need someone to put it all in perspective—true perspective about Hillary Clinton. Here it is.
This one ad says it all. Sometimes we just need someone to put it all in perspective—true perspective about Hillary Clinton. Here it is.
Knowing what we know about Hillary Clinton and her plans for America, and the importance of the Supreme Court, we conservatives have a moral obligation to both oppose her and support Donald Trump.
That’s the choice the NeverTrumpers have made — a decision to do nothing.
This is the sentiment I expressed on Sean Hannity’s television show Thursday that has sent some #NeverTrump conservatives into a tizzy. Ben Shapiro is the latest in a long line of mostly Acela-corridor Republicans who spend much of their days “see-I-told-you-so’ing” about Trump.
Shapiro responded on behalf of Team #NeverTrump Friday in a piece titled “Hannity, Ingraham Say It’s Immoral Not to Vote Trump. Here Are 3 Reasons They’re Wrong,” published in the Daily Wire.
Here are his three arguments, none of which is persuasive:
1. Electing Trump as president will do more damage to the country in the long run because a Trump presidency would be the end of conservatism.
Really? What conservatism is that? The conservatism that ran up huge deficits in the 2000s? The conservatism that encouraged illegal immigration? The conservatism that pushed trade policies that led to the rise of China? The conservatism that rolled over for Obama on issue after issue? The conservatism that does whatever The Wall Street Journal editorial page wants? The conservatism of Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain? That conservatism won’t be around anymore? Good.
Now, peeved and spiteful that the base no longer trusts them to do almost anything, they are supporting Hillary Clinton — a radical liberal whose 25 years on the national stage have been an absolute disaster for the average American.
If ending this record of failure, and launching a new conservatism that actually tries to help working-class Americans, is one of the consequences of the Trump campaign, then that campaign will have been well worth it.
2. There are costs to supporting Trump if he loses.
They’re worried about conservatism being tainted by Trump? Were they there when the housing bubble collapsed in 2008, and the nation watched in horror as a Republican president struggled to explain why the U.S. economy was in free fall? Were they there when the Bush administration disbanded the Iraqi military, which made stabilizing that sectarian quicksand impossible? Were they there when Republicans were crushed in the 2006 and 2008 elections — in large part because they could make no defense of the Bush administration? Of course they were.
To this day, conservatism is tainted by its association with the Bush administration — and yet the GOP re-took the House in 2010, and re-gained the Senate in 2014. If conservatives can overcome eight years of disastrous policies that left this country crying out for Barack Obama, of all people, they can certainly overcome Donald Trump.
Voting for Trump means that when you finally had the chance to end the corrupt and decadent Clinton machine, you took it.
Voting for Trump means that when you had the chance to write in the history books that the country had rejected the last eight years of President Obama, you took it.
Voting for Trump means that when you had the chance to save the First Amendment, and the Second Amendment, and to restore the proper checks and balances that are at risk from another Clinton administration, you took it.
Voting for Trump means that when you had the chance to stand up to pro-China billionaires who make money off of a global system that is rigged in favor of a Chinese dictatorship, and rigged against the American worker, you took it.
Voting for Trump means saying yes to a 15 percent top corporate tax rate, which will boost American wages and jobs.
Voting for Trump means that we know how critical the Supreme Court is and if we lose it, game’s over on many of the policies and principles we’ve been fighting for decades.
Is Trump perfect? Of course not. Do you know how many perfect presidents we’ve had? Zero. In the real world, if you want to be a citizen — and have the responsibilities of a citizen — you have to be a grown-up, and you have to recognize that life presents us with difficult choices.
Voting for Trump means fighting against the ennui and decline that is destroying this country.
Voting for Trump does not mean that you agree with everything he says, or that you never criticize him. It does not mean giving up your right to disagree with him — or even oppose him — when he does something you think is wrong. Does anyone think that Paul Ryan — who is supporting Trump — will simply be a rubber stamp for Trump’s policies? Does anyone think that the numerous GOP Senators who support Trump will blindly follow wherever he leads? Of course not.
The NeverTrumpers like to pretend that Trump’s supporters are weak-minded simpletons who don’t understand how politics works. But the truth is that those of us who support Trump understand all too well the reality of the choice that faces us, and are doing the best we can to save this country.
On the other hand, not voting for Trump — and hoping that he loses — also represents a moral choice:
It means being worried every time you hear a story suggesting that Hillary still faces real hurdles before Election Day and could still lose this.
It means aligning yourself, at least temporarily, with left-wing nightmares Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and all the other radicals who want Trump to lose.
It means turning a deaf ear to your fellow Americans who can’t take four more years of decline, and who are desperate for new leadership.
It means allowing another four or eight years of flat-lining wages and growth, and high taxes on American businesses.
It means hardening your heart against people those who have spent 40 years trying to stop abortion.
It means rejecting the advice of Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich, and the vast majority of elected Republican officials — all of whom are supporting Trump.
It means doing nothing when The New York Times, and The Washington Post, and every other left-wing outlet mocks and ridicules the Trump supporters as racists and bigots.
It means cheering (silently or not) along with every smear and every snide comment that Hollywood and the media can use to attack Trump’s voters.
That’s the choice the NeverTrumpers have made — a decision to do nothing, to wash their hands of the election, of the Republican Party, of the country itself.
That may represent some people’s version of morality. But it’s not mine.
Today we see the opposite of Dr. King’s dream. We cannot judge the character of Barrack Obama because of the color of his skin. You are not allowed to judge his character.
In this final blog on Barrack Obama I will address his character, explain why this is my last blog on Obama and in the process issue a solemn warning to the Church of Jesus Christ in the United States.
In 2007 I began warning people about this man and laid out in glaring detail the calamity that is now our reality. Many rejected me as a veritable madman for saying that one day America would look exactly the way she looks right now. We are divided, we are poor, we are hated in the world and we are about to lose forever our power to get back everything that Obama stole from our children’s future.
In 2011, the blogs began. No one but God knows the price that I have paid for writing these blogs. When I began, not one preacher that I knew was willing to publicly oppose Barack Obama.
I knew what this man was the first time I laid eyes on him. He set off a universal alarm in my spirit that forced me to change the way I relate to politicians. With Obama’s arrival a misty blanket of deception fell over the nation. Suddenly, the American public was dull to common sense and lost their ability to state the obvious.
Look into this man’s eyes and what do you see? You see a sinister pathological smugness and indifference to truth. He does not even attempt to put a spin on his debacles; he simply changes the subject and then orders us to consider only what he says next.
Obama does and says things on a daily basis that would end anyone else’s career. He slept through the murders of innocent Americans in Benghazi. He used the NSA to spy on Americans. He turned the IRS into a tool for his reelection. Because of this and ten thousand other crimes, he makes Richard Nixon look like Dudley Do-Right.
The media put a force field around him. It never confronts him about his lies or wonders about what he does in secret. No meaningful questions are permitted. Any line of questioning that would undermine his messianic narrative is taboo. No wonder this man believes he is accountable to no one.
He is laying the groundwork for a world without America. What is America? America is a firewall against tyranny. North Korea, Russia, China and Iran cannot take over the world until America is weak. This man Obama has, in 6 short years, weakened America more than all previous presidents combined.
He has crushed us under debt, he has us at each other’s throats, and he promotes thugs and demotes righteous leaders. The White House is staffed with all of the competence and wisdom of a banana republic.
I will not be surprised if this man tries to invent a civil disorder just so he can stay in office.
However, I believe that his ability to lie, cheat, steal and injure with impunity is also fueled by the supernatural.
That misty blanket of deception that came on America is supernatural.
The widespread silence of American pastors is supernatural.
The moral grogginess of Americans is as if we’ve all been drugged supernaturally.
It is supernatural that the church cannot come together to answer the threat of this man.
It is supernatural that the church cannot galvanize against this man for the way he has turned on Israel in such an insulting and demeaning way. This alone proves his Antichrist spirit.
It is supernatural how Americans are not outraged by Obama’s preference for Islam.
It is supernatural that America can turn a blind eye to the world wide martyrdom of Christians. This man could not even call the 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded, Christians.
It is supernatural that for the first time in our history the 3 most popular American pastors refuse to preach on repentance, the Cross, the Blood, the inerrancy of the Bible and the existence of hell.
It is supernatural that there are those who continue to support Barrack Obama and yet call themselves Christians. Since the teachings of Christ and the policies of this man are in perfect opposition to each other, why do they bother to call themselves Christians? Only the supernatural allows you to host such a contradiction in your mind.
It is the supernatural spirit of Antichrist that has allowed the illogical, the absurd and the inconceivable to feel normal.
And it is the supernatural power of God that has released me from writing about this man. When I began no one stood with me. Now many voices are speaking out. I pass this baton gladly.
Oh don’t think for a minute that I will stop exposing sin. I will now turn my attention to the public that is deceived and groping in darkness. I will preach revival and repentance like never before.
My energy will now go to preaching about the higher power that darkness cannot stand. I will however, remain a loving irritant in the side of pastors.
America can be brought out of this coma. God can send a divine desperation into the hearts of millions. That is now my unswerving mission…not this man.
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Communist Party chairman John Bachtell published his essay last week at People’s World, a “daily news website of, for and by the 99% and the direct descendant of the Daily Worker.”
“[L]abor and other key social forces are not about to leave the Democratic Party anytime soon,” Bachtell promised. “They still see Democrats as the most realistic electoral vehicle” to fight against perceived class enemies.
Bachtell, 58, is playing the long political game and he has a strategy, he said.
“First, we are part of building the broadest anti-ultra right alliance possible, uniting the widest array of class (including a section of monopoly), social and democratic forces. This necessarily means working with the Democratic Party,” the communist leader explained.
“Second, our objective is not to build the Democratic Party. At this stage we are about building the broad people’s movement led by labor that utilizes the vehicle of the Democratic Party to advance its agenda,” Bachtell further expounded. “We are about building the movements around the issues roiling wide sections of people that can help shape election contours and debates.”
“[W]e are for building movements in the electoral arena and see engagement in the electoral arena and democratic governance as a vital means to further build movements,” Bachtell also said.
To that end, he claimed, “thousands of trade unionists have been elected” at municipal and local levels of American government. Bachtell did not note a party affiliation of these elected leaders.
The rest of Bachtell’s declaration is mostly a somewhat modernized version of the same, garden-variety communist drivel communists have been spouting since roughly 1840.
Communists and other leftists have experienced “disillusionment with the Democratic Party” because of its “deep connections to Wall Street.” He is still mad at President Bill Clinton for NAFTA and welfare reform.
He’s mad at everyone about an increased number of private schools.
Republicans are an embodiment of caricatured evil for Bachtell.
“While the Republican Party is led by the most reactionary sections of Wall Street capital including the energy extractive sector and military industrial complex, it also consists of extreme right-wing elements including the Tea Party, white supremacists, social conservatives, right-wing evangelicals, climate deniers, anti-reproductive rights groups, etc.,” the communist leader writes.
Bachtell possesses a bachelor’s degree from Antioch College, an obscure, private hothouse of leftism that went defunct in 2008 and was resurrected in 2011 as an unaccredited, private work college.
Let’s turn our eyes toward the church and consider the many casualties that are a sobering part of the history of this spiritual war that rages against men’s souls. Knowing that his time is short, there is no doubt that Satan has intensified his efforts to entice Christ’s followers to compromise with sin and the world.
More churches are jumping on the gay bandwagon, and it will soon shock you those who are yet to do so. Major denominations are now sponsoring gay pride parades, performing gay weddings, and receiving and ordaining gay clergy. Such churches are a coveted prize for Satan. Many who once served the Lord, but have since departed from the faith through the seduction of demonic doctrines are trophies of hell.
More churches will also travel on the false unity trail with the Roman Catholic Church and the whole ecumenical movement. They too have become a showcase prize for Satan and trophies of hell.
Statistics also tell us that more than 1,500 pastors per month are leaving the ministry, and some are coming out as atheists. British scientist and atheist Richard Dawkins has a clergy project that is deceiving pastors into renouncing God and Christianity altogether. Former pastors turning atheist are like Demas, a once faithful disciple (Col. 4:14), but then lured by the world (2 Tim. 4:14), deserting their godly associations, have also become casualties of war and trophies of hell.
The teaching of false grace has infiltrated the church where the extremes of it are opening the door even wider for homosexuality and perversion to enter the church. Marriages will be further destroyed through this extreme teaching. More trophies of hell.
There will even be more persecution from within the church from other professing Christians who don’t appreciate true believers standing up for the unadulterated truth of God’s Word, making them uncomfortable in their sin. Unchecked sin in the church will continue to rise as the “love everyone—don’t judge” mantra continues to gain popularity, and the “do as you please” philosophy spreads like cankerworm.
All those who compromise are also to be considered the chief prize of Satan and potential trophies of hell.
These modern day examples cause us to think of Adam and Eve, Cain, Esau, Samson, Solomon, many of Israel’s ancient kings, Judas and some of Paul’s companions who lost out with God. They remind us of the churches in Revelation who compromised, backslid, grew cold, and were disapproved and some disqualified by the Lord.
The Bible is full of good news, but it is also full of bad news and severe warnings, tragic endings and examples of those who did not heed the word of the Lord.
These examples sound a lot like Paul’s admonitions for the Church to learn from Israel’s failures with whom God was not well pleased (1 Cor. 10:1-11). – BERT FARIAS
By Mario Murillo
Okay I admit the title is designed to get your attention. Now that I have it let’s talk. The odds are that this year you will attend a seminar, a conference or a convention. The question is why are you going? Is it to receive power, guidance, vital information, or to fellowship with friends and people of like mind?
The times we are living in demand something much deeper. We are facing a threat to our freedoms, our loved ones, our ministries and our souls like never before. We are at a spiritual point of no return.
You do not have time to sit in sessions that do not deal with your actual life. You seek a new level in God. You want something that lasts, something that addresses this dark time.
Recently, someone asked me why the early Pentecostal movement spread so fast. I found that question to be profound and insightful. The asker was assuming that its growth had slowed down. And he is correct. For example, under Reinhardt Bonke, Nigeria became Pentecostal but today it is drowning in radical Islam.
I fear that one reason for this reversal is that the lukewarm mutation created by American Christians spread to the rest of the world.
Spirit-filled Christianity here at home, even as recently as the 1990’s, was focused on winning souls and living pure lives. Since then, sadly, North American Christians have come to fulfill 2 Timothy 3:5 “having a form of godliness but denying its power.”
Spirit-filled preachers leave out vital doctrines from their sermons and caved in on moral issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion. The occasional mega church does not change the fact that we are losing the battle to our culture and that is the only thing that matters.
Others leaders go to the opposite extreme delving into exotic emotional binges.
Many lament the fact that our movement has polarized into both the frozen and the freaky. We now have to choose between churches with either no fire or strange fire.
The answer to our early movement spread because it was real. The fire of God was real. The miracles were real. By trying to “improve the Gospel” we made it unreal. By taking self out of the Gospel preachers can again have great power.
Back to my original point: The odds are that this year you will attend a seminar, a conference or a convention. The question is why are you going?
I am asking you to join me in the mountains receive fresh fire, clear direction and LIVING PROOF
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A new book by a well-known pastor says that there is “the tendency on the right and on the left to conflate the kingdom of God with a particular political party. “Many conservative Christians have made the mistake of substituting America for the Israel of the Old Testament, failing to realize the danger of adopting Old Testament principles that were never affirmed in the New Testament. Their message has sometimes been harsh and legalistic, making it difficult for them to proclaim a gospel of grace. Even though there is a great deal of emphasis on the Bible in such churches, it can often be the wrong emphasis.”
What possible fault could you or I find with these words? At first nothing but a second look reveals plenty.
1.The author does not balance his criticism. He only singles out Conservative Christians. He never uses the term “Liberal Christians”…with good reason, because, in this current manifestation of liberalism, Liberal Christian is a mind-numbing oxymoron. And who can say with a straight face “I have conflated the Kingdom of God to the Democratic Party?”
Democrats roundly booed God and Israel at their last convention and essentially told the believers among them “pick up your Bible and get out.” They are the party of abortion, atheism, Islam, and same sex marriage. And then there is their long list of antis’: Anti-police, anti-constitution, anti-church, anti-Israel, anti-military and anti-free speech for any voice that disagrees with them.
2.Even Paul understood that he had to make a choice even when it is not a perfect choice. In Acts 23 he faced a death sentence and stood between two political parties: The Sadducee who sincerely believed in wrong things and the Pharisees who hypocritically believed in right things.
Verse 6 says “But when Paul perceived that one part were Sadducee and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, “Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee; concerning the hope and resurrection of the dead I am being judged!” With these words Paul clearly sided with the Pharisees.
Matthew Henry said of this moment in Paul’s life “His own prudence and ingenuity stand him in some stead, and contribute much to his escape. His being a citizen of Rome saved him in the foregoing chapter from his being scourged by the chief captain as a vagabond, and here his being a Pharisee saved him from being condemned by the Sanhedrim, as an apostate from the faith and worship of the God of Israel. It will consist very well with our willingness to suffer for Christ to use all lawful methods, nay, and arts too, both to prevent suffering and to extricate ourselves out of it.”
In plain terms, the Republican Party is as bad as the Pharisees but like the Pharisees they are our best choice at this time to escape the disastrous policies that Obama has set in motion that will not only dismantle our freedoms but will drive the church underground.
However, I can tell you with great assurance that many Conservative Christians are displeased with the Republican party and will bail on them if they do when they assume control of the Senate is to mirror the other party.
3. Conservative Christians do not believe America is modern Israel. They believe America is a modern miracle. The author continues his attack on Conservative Christians by saying ““Many conservative Christians have made the mistake of substituting America for the Israel of the Old Testament.”
I can only speak for myself and the multitude of Christian leaders I know. We do not believe that America is modern Israel we believe America is a modern miracle –a miracle worth fighting for. We believe that it was a miracle that we defeated England. We see divine wisdom is in the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution.
4. Who is being harsh? The writer finishes his attack on Conservative Christians by saying “Their message has sometimes been harsh and legalistic, making it difficult for them to proclaim a gospel of grace.” When I read this part, I said a big “HUH?”
As I look around me, I see nothing but grace being preached. In fact, I see it being exalted even above God’s rightful demands for holiness. I see a bevy of preachers on talk shows back peddling, parsing words and obsequiously kowtowing to the media. It would have been more accurate for this writer to say “there are a few pockets left here and there of preachers who are still not preaching grace.”
Don’t ask me who this author is. I admire him and respect his ministry. My object in writing this is not to keep you from reading his book but to point out the mistake of trying to be neutral on an issue that is so painfully clear. Oh, and also, I am saying to any pastor, don’t be a traitor to your brethren just so the world will like you better.
It sounds so spiritual to say “I am not right wing or left wing; I am out of the political arena all together.” This is especially for urban pastors who face brutal persecution for opposing Obama and for other ministers who wish to appear progressive.
We are in a battle for America and everyone has to choose sides. You either believe that America became great by our own wits or it was God that made us great. Once you settle that question, you will know what to stand for and what to preach.
If there was an opportunity to restore America and leave one nation under God for our children and our grandchildren would you take that opportunity?
But how can we imagine any opportunity while we watch the nation go up in flames? We are engulfed in lawlessness, racial hatred, and decadence. Images of rioting and looting cover the nation. Instead of turning to God in our disaster our citizens casts Him away. Our elected officials squander precious time obsessed by things that do not matter.
How can we imagine any opportunity while Christian leaders are throwing their hands up saying that it is impossible to rescue America? Some even employ Bible prophecy to insist that America must be destroyed so we can have an antichrist, one world government, and hence the Second Coming of Christ.
Blinded and choked by the smoke of chaos outside the church and by defeatism inside the church how can anyone see any opportunity?
But what if there was a glimmer of hope? What if in all the twisted rubble there was a chance to make a real difference? What if there was something we could do?
At this point, I am not even asking you to imagine a solution for America. I am asking “if there was a real opportunity, would you take it?”
Not long ago I returned from a ministry trip. I opened my front door, and dropped my luggage. I became keenly aware that I had just done something for the very last time in my life.
There was something that I could never do again and I will never do it again…to do it again will at best shorten my life and at worse, it will take my like. Never again could I be a part of a regular church meeting.
In that moment, everything I had ever done for Christ was being lumped into one seed and was about to be put in the ground to die. From that point on, Mario Murillo Ministries had to become an unimpaired vessel of healing to the nation. Whatever personal sacrifice that it would require and whatever rejection it might bring became irrelevant.
Now I had to let God expose these false assumptions:
America cannot be saved. Joel 2: 13, 14 say, “So rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; And He relents from doing harm. Who knows if He will turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind Him?”
The words “Who knows” jumped out at me! Since God relents from doing harm who are you and who am I to say America is finished? Who knows but God?
When the disciples wanted destruction Jesus rebuked them. Luke 9: 54 And when His disciples James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, just as Elijah did?” 55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. 56 For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.”
Habakkuk “3:2 shows us how to pray; “O Lord, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy.” We should be trying for mercy not destruction!
Americans are too sophisticated to sit and hear the Gospel. Yes, this is the most complicated and easily offended culture ever. It is virtually impossible to even know what to say to them. However, we have no excuse because Jesus Himself promised in Luke 21: 15 “I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.”
James 1:5 promises us we can ask for that wisdom, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”
I asked and I received wisdom! That is part of the great opportunity that I want you to own.
Mario Murillo Ministries cannot stay where it has been. It is time for us to make radical changes because the crisis demands it and God has ordered it.
When written in Chinese, the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity. Here is our danger and our opportunity.
Our danger: Mario Murillo Ministries is in danger of losing its life if we remain where we are at this time. America is too far gone for regular meetings in regular places. We are too far gone to have any more regular meetings in regular places. What is killing us is threefold:
The public should not be forced to choose between Christian events that are either frozen or freaky. There is no rule that says a soul winning event should be a boring, powerless, apology tour that blunts the gifts of the Spirit. On the other hand, there is no excuse for a hyper emotional meltdown that blesses self-indulgent believers but leaves outsiders rolling their eyes.
Why can’t we have order and freedom? In describing manifestations of the Holy Spirit Paul said “Let all things be done decently and in order.” – 1 Corinthians 14:40.
Likewise, we believe that worship music does not have to be a carnal concert or mindless repetition. Let music be anointed to touch the hearts of outsiders.
We are finally in a position to be able to present to the unchurched public a very unique kind of experience in our meetings. It has taken years to get here but God has done it!
We need a onetime infusion of money that will release us to finally and fully present Living Proof to America. I am asking for $100,000. It is not a random amount it is a prayerfully discerned amount. It represents a gift that will take us to the level where we can attack without interruption and present the Gospel without restriction.
This is not a lot of money in today’s world. In many organizations this would not make a dent but with this gift we can launch a full scale attack.
Mario Murillo Ministries is in a life and death situation. We have already shut down business as usual. We are going to change our ministry even before the money gets here. We cannot wait until it is affordable to win America, we are going now.
If just 200 people responded to this letter we can meet our goal. I have prayed for people to be moved to give a onetime gift in these 5 amounts: $5,000, $2500, $1,000, $500, and $250.
I am so certain that those core of partners are about to change our ministry forever that I am planning a commemorative wall of honor to inscribe the names of those who gave at this critical moment in our history. You can put your name or the name of someone you love on a wall that will always be remembered as the heroes who carried us into our future.
Let me say one last thing to you.
Every day something good about America is erased. It is going to take more than cozy talks to reverse our moral avalanche. The sickness of our nation calls for something unlike anything we have seen so far.
We cannot keep doing what we are doing…that is the inescapable truth. When it comes to Satan in America, the Church must quit taking a dull knife to a gun fight.
Here is an important point: Any ministry that operates without the weapons of the Holy Spirit is just spinning its wheels. Nothing can stand against the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
Would you please consider giving a thousand dollars? Maybe you are that one person who would give a $5,000 gift because God restored your finances and blessed you abundantly. Maybe $250 is a big step of faith for you but is one that you want to take.
We are calling gifts of $5,000, $1,000, $500, or $250 FOUNDER’S GIFTS because they are laying the foundation for our greatest outreaches ever. We will inscribe their name or the name of a loved one on our Wall of Remembrance and Honor. But remember, no matter what you give it will take us toward our goal of $100,000.
Maybe you meant to give more to the Gospel this year but did not get around to it. By clicking below you will be directed to our donation page and if you give by this Thursday it can be credited to your 2014 income taxes.
Revelation 13:17 says, “And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.”
Preaching on the Mark of the Beast was like science fiction. We were moved by the dramatic preachers in the same way we were moved by disaster films. It was exciting and provocative, but not real. All of a sudden it is real…very real.
Hobby Lobby and a host of other Christian companies are being sued for not accepting what I see as an early version of the mark of the beast… The fines that the government is trying to levy against them are in the millions of dollars. Reports of Christian businesses being targeted by hate groups in concert with local governments are widespread.
When Jesus said, “Matthew 24: “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.”
This is an alien concept to the generation that grew in the era what America was a Christian nation. Now the persecution of believers has spiked worldwide as be headings and mass murder is common. Here at home it is not yet violent but Political Correctness is morphing into mandatory correctness where we must comply or face criminal charges.
Is our money going to be no good? Are we in the early stages of an atheistic/Islamic inquisition? Will we leave our children and grandchildren in an unspeakable world, without us, unprepared and helpless? These questions can paralyze until you do what I am going to ask you to do.
In Psalms 73: 16 “When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me—
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of God…”
Come with me into the sanctuary of God and let’s see the end times through the lens of God!
The Holy Spirit wants to guard your heart and emotions with special last day’s power. I am not talking about escaping crisis but triumphing over fear. A work can be done in you that will neutralize the fear of what is going on around you.
Psalm 91: 5 “You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. 7 A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you. 8 Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
Note: it did not say the terror would stop walking at night; it said you would not be afraid of it!
Do look for crisis to end but for God work in you to make crisis lose its power to terrorize you.
Be who you are supposed to be. I am not being trite. Intimacy with Christ reveals identity. When you know who you are you also know you are here on purpose and not some cruel accident. As soon as it is totally real that you are an ambassador of God in a dark time you will see that your safety, provision and wisdom all comes the one who commissioned you. Your safety, well-being becomes His responsibility.
Do what you are supposed to do. It is easy to feel that you are not brave enough, smart enough or strong enough for the evils of tomorrow. However, that is not how you will face tomorrow! A new you will face a new threat. You will defeat by your sense of mission. Depression and fear always retreat in the face of fresh vision and a clear sense of purpose. “I am on a mission for God” are powerful words.
You are a catalyst not a victim! You are here to change things not to be changed by things. The moment you become aggressive about your life and not passive you will reduce fear. You need to stand and declare right now:
THE END TIMES ARE NOT HAPPENING TO ME, I AM HAPPENING TO THE END TIMES!
Hey preacher! Stop entertaining, consoling and informing…and start converting Americans.
The first thing you are taught in public speaking is to know your audience. If I were to tell you what secular Americans are really like (something that we work and pray hard at knowing) many ministers and Christians would vehemently disagree. That is because they do not know their audience; let alone how to preach to that audience.
They assume (subconsciously) that Americans do not want Christ and the best we can do is draw from an ever decreasing pool of already converted people. This fact is clearly seen in our sermons and conversations. We have taken to continually talking to ourselves because we believe that no one else wants to hear it.
Christianspeak: We speak a language all our own, a language that no one understands but our little group. We talk about walking in favor, prophetic words, soul ties, generational curses, binding, loosing, soaking, carrying until we sound like beings from other worlds.
The biggest reason that we do not know how to reach our audience is that we do not understand who our audience is. Your audience is the unchurched.
It is my great honor to reintroduce you to two things: your audience and your competition.
Our audience: Look in their eyes and you will see what they are actually like. It is the same look that people had in the Soviet Union at the peak of communism in the 1960’s. It is a catatonic, going through the motions, drinking, taking drugs, waiting on a check from the government kind of stare.
They are not nearly as mad at God as you suppose. Outwardly, they repeat what they hear from party officials. Inside, they harbor a hope that what the Bible says is actually true. The preaching they hear discourages them because pastors sound like they don’t believe in the Bible either. They think we are fakes but they deeply wish that we were not.
Our competition: As long as pastors believe that other churches are their competition we will get nowhere. Here is our real competition:
-Government when it acts as if it is the American church. When Government says “believe in us and we will take care of you” they have replaced the church.
-Hollywood and the music industry when they tell youth through film and lyric what their values should be what their opinions should be and what they should be mad about.
-Higher education when it blasts God and punishes faith.
So what should we do? We should determine to convert America to Christ. If it means less emotional binges, intellectual coffee klatches and soothing mass therapy services…so be it!
What it does not mean is compromise! Believe it or not Americans do not wish us to stop being fervent. They are not really thrown off when we raise our hands or even when we speak in tongues or operate in the miraculous. They tune us out when we seem like we are into ourselves and oblivious to their needs.
So what must we preach today? The answer comes to us today from an angel that visited a jail cell. Acts 5: 17- 20 says, Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with indignation, and laid their hands on the apostles and put them in the common prison. But at night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, “Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”
The Church is threatened by the mass arrest of all the apostles. It becomes an occasion for God to recalibrate and refocus their preaching. Just what we need today! the Angel gave them 3 mandates in a single phrase: “Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.”
1.Take a stand. There is no confusion about what the Angel is asking the men of God to do. He is telling them to stake their claim in their nation. This is not just a physical act; it is also moral and spiritual. We must take a stand against Satan’s agenda for America and we must take a stand for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We take a stand because we belong in the national conversation. America has a drug, divorce, suicide, anger, and atheism problem. Our voice needs to be heard because we carry the most immediate and effective cure for everything that is hurting America. The Angel is reinforcing to the disciples that their message is valid and urgent.
2. Take your stand in the temple courts in other words go to the center of the city.Ours is not an obscure message that should be whispered in the secret places of society. The temple courts were the heart of Jerusalem. The Angel is blatantly instructing them to raise their voice in the very center of their culture.
In that same way we must go where the people are and where the biggest lies are being told. The angel gave them an exact location to take their stand and that location spoke volumes to the Apostles. God is serious about making a difference in the culture.
3. Tell all of the words of this life.What a scathing rebuke that is to popular Christianity. While Christian celebrities scurry to and fro to find buzzwords to replace the core doctrines of the Bible, here is an Angel telling the disciples that they must tell all the words of life. They cannot leave out a single benefit or demand of the message of Jesus Christ.
How right that Angel was. There is life in those words. There is life in the blood of Christ, the cross and the resurrection. There is life in them so amazing that no mountain of eloquence or cunningly devised sermon can begin to match.
Brave the offense of the Cross in your preaching and watch the power of the resurrection released! Soon the supernatural life of God will overtake our preaching, create miracles in people that infinitely surpass the results of popular preaching. Society would not care about the demands in our message because of the changes they would see in their own souls, minds and bodies.
That is how we convert America.
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GOP officials from Alaska to Georgia seized on the president’s low approval ratings, which have overshadowed an election season in which roughly 60 percent of eligible voters are expected to stay home.
“This is really the last chance for America to pass judgment on the Obama administration and on its policies,” the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, said in a message echoed by Republicans across the country on the weekend.
The president has avoided the nation’s most competitive contests in recent weeks, but encouraged Democrats to reject Republican cynicism during a Sunday appearance with Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy.
“Despite all the cynicism America is making progress,” Obama said, imploring Democrats to vote on Tuesday. “Don’t stay home. Don’t let somebody else choose your future for you.”
While the elections will determine winners in all 435 House districts and in 36 governors’ seats, the national focus is on the Senate, where Republicans need to net six seats to control the majority in the Congress that convenes in January. The GOP already controls the House, and a Senate takeover could dramatically change Obama’s last two years in office.
Republicans appear certain of picking up at least three Senate seats — in West Virginia, Montana and South Dakota. Nine other Senate contests are considered competitive, six of them for seats in Democratic hands.
Democratic Party leaders are predicting victory despite disappointing polls.
“I’m very proud of this president,” head of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., said. “I think we’re going to win the Senate.”
In New Hampshire, former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton headlined a rally for Gov. Maggie Hassan and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat locked in a tough re-election battle against former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.
Clinton, who is weighing a 2016 presidential bid, charged that Republicans are running a campaign of fear.
“Fear is the last resort for those who have run out of ideas and hope,” she said in her first appearance in New Hampshire since October 2008.
And in Georgia, where Democrats see an opportunity to gain a seat in traditionally GOP territory, Republican David Perdue repeatedly called Democrat Michelle Nunn a “rubber stamp” for Obama during a Sunday debate.
Nunn mockingly told Perdue he sounds like he’s “running against the president.”
“You’re running against me, David,” Nunn said.
In Colorado, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall’s best hope remains a robust ground game. He made four stops at campaign offices to fire up door-knockers, reminding them, in classic Colorado fashion, to knock on doors before the Broncos game.
“We’re going to bring this one home in the next 72 hours,” Udall said in the suburb of Centennial, telling volunteers to disregard polls that find him narrowly trailing Republican Rep. Cory Gardner.
While the campaigns’ costly voter turnout operations were in full swing, large percentages of younger voters and minorities — groups that typically support Democrats — are expected to sit out the elections altogether.
None of the last four midterm elections drew more than 38 percent of the voting-age population.
Early voting has been strong, however.
At least 16.7 million people have voted so far across 31 states, according to early voting data monitored by The Associated Press. Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Utah already surpassed their 2010 advance totals; party registration is divided about equally among those who have already cast ballots.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell cited encouraging polls as he campaigned across Kentucky, where he’s trying to hold off a challenge from Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
“We expect to win,” McConnell said after riding in a Veterans Day Parade. “This election is largely a referendum on the president of the United States. Most people in my state and I hope around the country believe we need to go in a different direction.”
The final Sunday before the election was bringing out big names, including some who aren’t on the ballot now but could be in 2016.
While Clinton and Obama were on the trail, Vice President Joe Biden campaigned with Florida Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, who’s trying to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
“Stand up and show it! Speak up! Vote!” Biden said at a Florida International University event aimed at Hispanic voters.
On the Republican side, former Gov. Jeb Bush, another 2016 primary prospect, campaigned with Scott.
Romney, who reiterated on Sunday that he would not make a third White House run, was campaigning in Alaska with Senate candidate Dan Sullivan and Gov. Sean Parnell.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is expected to enter the 2016 Republican presidential primary, made stops in South Carolina, Illinois, Maryland and Pennsylvania. And Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was campaigning in Kentucky.
Wasserman Schultz appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” while Romney was interviewed on “Fox News Sunday.”