I NEVER SAID THAT

It was interesting how many thought I was claiming that any Christian who disagrees with Trump hates him.  I never said that. 

It was equally remarkable to see how angry they got—how they took it so personally.

Some of the comments were hilarious.  “I am a believer, I don’t hate him and proceeded to say very hateful things about him. Other Christians cited the audio of Trump from 12 years ago as proof that he is evil.  Not even considering he might have changed.  Again, they add the disclaimer, “but I don’t hate him.”  Here’s some more comments:

“This is why young people won’t listen to us.”

“The article is divisive to the Body of Christ.”

“Stay out of politics.  No politician or party can be used of God.”

But my favorite criticism came from the guy who said he was a Christian and told me to go to hell for accusing him of hate.

Thank God they’re wrong about young people.  I hold nothing back and it just makes more of them show up.  I give them direct appeals and they come to Jesus.  It’s a canard to say youth won’t come hear me because of my views on Trump.

What looks divisive may simply be God separating the sheep and the goats.  A large core of believers is rising that is finished with the lukewarm church and squeamish believers .  That is a good thing.  It is beyond question where we are now.  When the hard left took possession of the Democratic Party, the first thing they did was throw the church out.  Thus destroying any innocent reason for a believer to vote for any democrat.

We have never faced such a hate-filled mob of media elites, Hollywood hypocrites, and God-hating extremists—hell-bent on crushing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in America.  Never, has it been clearer what side of the issue you should be on.

Who changed traditional marriage?  Who champions—not only abortion—late-term abortion?  Who puts Christian bakers out of business?  Who is ignores MS-13 because they are immigrants?  Who espouses bans on prayer, conservative speakers on campus, confiscation of guns, makes “F—Trump! a mantra” a statement, one Democratic columnist said, “was worthy of the Pulitzer Prize.”  Whoever is not utterly disgusted with the treatment of Judge Kananaugh will also shy away from their duty on other issues.

If you think God can’t work through a political leader think again.  If you think politics has no place in spiritual warfare think again.  Few if any of those offended by the post mentioned the evil of the Democratic Party and the grave threat they posed to America.

At this moment, God is trying marshal His people to stop the total destruction of freedom this November.  Sadly, many Christians still don’t get it.  They have the considerable energy to write hateful comments but not enough compunction to vote.

Yes, I’ll say and maintain my conviction…in all this madness of globalism, and George Soros-funded tyranny, Trump is a momentary reprieve from God—an imperfect vessel notwithstanding.  He is a stop-gap buying time for the church to act.  And it’s disastrous for the church to ignore it.  If nothing else, he defeated Hillary Clinton.

Never mind the dinky stuff.  Look at the policies and the laws he is undoing and the ones he prevents—laws and policies that would muzzle the church and will build a godless nation for your children and grandchildren.  Trump is a firewall.

When you say that God can’t use politicians you are saying only the devil can.    

God’s catalysts can come in strange packages…ranging from the bizarre, to the coarse.  Samson, Saul of Tarsus, and even General Patton come to mind.  Often, they offended sensibilities, barged in where others feared to go.

The devil has the American church groggy on the goodness of God without the needed balance of the holiness of God—holiness that leads to authority—authority to rise and tear down cultural strongholds of Satan through moral awakening.

As I said, Trumps is buying us time.  Seizing the time?  Well, that’s our job.  I believe that many who protested my blog do not hate Trump but some of their overreaction is curious, and begs another question:   Where’s your alternative plan, or cogent grasp of the threat of the hard left, or even a concern about abortion, and the heinous sin that so many in the church just choose to ignore.  Is it that you wanted to be liked by the left or something worse, cowardice.

 

DEVIL, YOU DID YOUR WORST, NOW WE WILL DO OUR BEST

Stayed tuned!  A truth is about to revolutionize you.  This blog is no light thing.  It does not bear a hollow threat.  It is not fluff, fanfare, or hype.  It is—for the devil—the things that nightmares are made of. Read on.

Now I can tell you, for the first time, how bad the attack was. It was more vicious, cruel, and strategic than any previous attack. It was designed to wipe out our outreach and break my spirit.  Psalm 69: 1-3 was my prayer:

“Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. 2 I sink in deep mire, Where there is no standing; I have come into deep waters, Where the floods overflow me. 3 I am weary with my crying; My throat is dry; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.”

Matthew Henry commented on these verses: “David complains of the deep impressions that his troubles made upon his spirit.  The waters of affliction, those bitter waters, have come unto my soul, not only threaten my life, but disquiet my mind; they fill my head with perplexing cares and my heart with oppressive grief, so that I cannot enjoy God and myself as I used to do.

The considerations that used to support and encourage him now failed him, or were out of the way, and he was ready to give himself up for gone. He sought for something to comfort himself with, but found himself in deep waters that overflowed him, overwhelmed him; he was like a sinking drowning man, in such confusion and consternation.”  That was me.

At one point, the pain threw me to the floor.  I saw a sorrow in my wife’s eye I never want to see again.  I knew then, I could not tell her what was really happening inside me.

I would never walk again, let alone preach.  The ministry is finished.  I am used to his lies.  This time it felt different.  It felt like he was stabbing me my spine and hip with a knife—while he lied.

Then my miracle came.  It may not sound like much to you but the pain subsided 80% and I could walk.  The devastation to my nervous system was so great, that to this day, I can only walk for about 3 minutes before I must lie down again.  Believe me, compared to before, that is a miracle.

I know I will be totally restored soon.  No one will ever convince me my recovery isn’t supernatural.  The truth is, God has seized this recovery time to transform me. The lessons learned in the Valley of the Shadow of death will fill a lifetime.

I learned never to accuse God.  I learned what people suffer at the hands of some doctors.  I learned to pray for others while I suffered most.  I learned to let God’s Word be more real than any feeling or circumstance. 

The despair of ever preaching again has turned to an unquenchable fire to preach.  The idea that I would never walk has become a passion to add cities for our tent crusades.  If there is a Biblical beast mode…I have found it.

Here is the most important lesson I learned:  You must make the devil pay for attacking you.  That is the only language he understands—divine retribution.  Satan must be convinced there is a consequence to attacking you.

The sister lesson is this: Something you were about to do triggered the enemy.  It must be important.  It must be a threat.  Therefore you must determine to do that thing.

Winston Churchill had a standing order: Anytime Hitler bombed London, the Royal Air force was to take off and bomb Germany.  Hitler would bomb civilians.  Churchill targeted military installations.

Churchill also had a lethal command of language. He used it to taunt Hitler.  Hitler’s yawning inferiority complex made him read anything Churchill sent him.  Adolf opened one message that read, “You have done your worst, now we will do our best.”

Historians wonder why Hitler—with victory over Britain all but guaranteed—turned his armies toward Russia.  I know why.  He realized Churchill would never give up.  The devil must know that about you.

We are going to Las Vegas to win the lost and heal the sick on a larger scale than we have ever known.  We are going where gangs operate.  We are going where addicts languish.  We are going where the homeless sit in despair.

We are coming fully charged with the power of God.  We have boots on the ground!  Soldiers are coming to our side.  This Living Proof Tent Crusade will feature the widest range of ministries to touch human need we have ever seen.

We will open the flood gates of heaven in the abyss of human suffering in this city.  Never—and I mean never—has the fire for winning souls burned so hot within me.  Devil, you did your worst, now…in Las Vegas, we will do our best.

 

 

WHY?

WHY?

By Mario Murillo

Today we woke up to horror.  We hold our children closer.  Our minds and hearts race. So many things that seemed important yesterday are far from our mind now.  We want to know why.  We want to know why people do these things…things that escape our ability to describe.

Why?  Because the order for these massacres was given for the last two years ago.

ISIS militants have been urging supporters to run westerners over with vehicles since 2014, when Abu Mohammed al Adnani, a spokesman for the Islamic State, urged the group’s supporters to kill “disbelieving American or European – especially the spiteful and filthy French – or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way, however it may be,” he said in 2014. “Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.”

Why? Because Western leaders behave like children pulling the covers over their head for fear of the monster in the closet.  They do not want to be seen as “Islamophobic or racist.”  They don’t want to admit that global radical Islam has put a Trojan horse in every nation that has accepted unvetted refugees.

Why? Because an American President’s empathy toward Islam trumps the welfare of the American people.

Why?  Because the civilized world has yet to admit that World War Three is at the door if we do not unify. 

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One of the most moving scenes in the film MRS. MINIVER is its finale– the speech made by the vicar (Henry Wilcoxon) to the local community assembled in their war -ravaged church, the walls held up by braces and the summer sky clearly visible through the rafters overhead. This scene had such an impact on American president Franklin D. Roosevelt, that at his request the text was broadcast over the Voice of America in Europe and was printed on millions of leaflets dropped over German-occupied territory. The Wilcoxon speech is frequently cited in books about Hollywood’s World War II films as exemplary of the kind of filmmaking that helped mobilize the United States to war in defense of its English allies.

Here is the text of that speech:

“We, in this quiet corner of England, have suffered the loss of friends very dear to us– some close to this church: George West, choir boy; James Bellard, station master and bell ringer and a proud winner, only one hour before his death, of the Belding Cup for his beautiful Miniver rose; and our hearts go out in sympathy to the two families who share the cruel loss of a young girl who was married at this altar only two weeks ago.

The homes of many of us have been destroyed, and the lives of young and old have been taken. There is scarcely a household that hasn’t been struck to the heart.

And why? Surely you must have asked yourself this question. Why in all conscience should these be the ones to suffer? Children, old people, a young girl at the height of her loveliness. Why these? Are these our soldiers? Are these our fighters? Why should they be sacrificed?

I shall tell you why.

Because this is not only a war of soldiers in uniform. It is a war of the people, of all the people, and it must be fought not only on the battlefield, but in the cities and in the villages, in the factories and on the farms, in the home, and in the heart of every man, woman, and child who loves freedom!

Well, we have buried our dead, but we shall not forget them. Instead they will inspire us with an unbreakable determination to free ourselves and those who come after us from the tyranny and terror that threaten to strike us down.  This is the people’s war! It is our war! We are the fighters! Fight it then! Fight it with all that is in us, and may God defend the right.”   AMEN.

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Will two bone-headed ideas cost the church a third election in a row?

 

Will two bone-headed ideas cost the Church a third election in a row?

By Mario Murillo

There are two ideas that are bone-headed: The idea that we are choosing the lesser of two evils in this election and the idea that we must–no matter what–submit to ruling authorities.

We must realize that there is government we are supposed obey and government we are not supposed to obey.  Then we must realize that God brings judgment on evil authority–often through flawed people.

First, let’s expose the lie that we are supposed to submit to government no matter what.

Romans 13: 1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.  “For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.”

No ruling authority from God is a threat to good works.  They do not persecute God’s people or enact laws to ban the Gospel.

German believers abused these verses to justify their apathy about Hitler.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer could not open the eyes of the German church about the horrors that were coming.  In a radio address in the late 1930’s, he warned the nation that cheap grace and a false sense of submission was blinding them to what Adolf Hitler was.

That same abuse of these scriptures is used by pastors right now who refuse to speak out against the Obama agenda that—left unstopped—will destroy our nation.  Hillary Clinton has vowed that she will not only continue these policies…she will increase them.

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The Bible clearly defines the leadership we are supposed to obey:  God’s appointed rulers are not a threat to good works.  They are agents of justice who bear the sword of wrath against evil-doers.

God will work vehemently to get good rulers, but He will not force us to choose the right leader.  We have to live with our choices.

Okay, here it comes one last time: The rulers that God raises up—the ones Paul is referring to in Romans 13—are not a threat to good works.

Hitler was not God’s will for Germany.  He did evil and God raised the Allied army against him precisely as the word of God predicted.  The Allies were God’s vehicle to bring wrath.

Nations can and do pick evil leaders.  Even Israel picked an evil leader: 1 Samuel 8:6 “But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.”

King David represented many things but there is one thing that cannot be denied: He was also sent to judge and undo the damage of King Saul.

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Obama was never God’s choice for America.   We have the national wreckage and his acts against the righteous to prove it.  Here is what do we do now:  Pray and discern what God is doing.

When evil leadership reigns God begins a complicated process to reestablish justice. Human history is messy and God has chosen to work within that mess.  We want story book endings but humanity is tangled in the tentacles of wickedness–that’s why it is complicated.  Jehovah works in human history like a surgeon skillfully cutting around vital organs to get at the cancer.  Jesus spoke of the wheat and tares having to grow together until the end—otherwise the wheat would also be lost.

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Now we must see how He can use flawed people:  God is working with the human gene pool. That is why the ruler God raises up to bring justice is often flawed.   Daniel was probably shocked to discover that God choose to use Nebuchadnezzar.

Habakkuk was even more shocked when God said He would raise up Babylon:   Habakkuk 1: 5 “Look among the nations and watch—Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days Which you would not believe, though it were told you. 6 For indeed I am raising up the Chaldeans, A bitter and hasty nation Which marches through the breadth of the earth, To possess dwelling places that are not theirs.”

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When I hear a Christian say “vote your conscience,” they often really mean “vote for the one who has no sin.”  If God voted that way, the human race would have been obliterated.  Then they’ll say something like “we should not pick the lesser of two evils.”  How is it possible to pick an evil free human being?

Instead of asking who is without sin we should be asking where is God working?

That is exactly what Paul did:  Acts 23:6 “But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. 7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. 8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both. 9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.”

Jesus said that the Sadducees and Pharisees were both evil.  So was Paul choosing the lesser of two evils by siding with the Pharisees?  Or, was he discerning where God could work?

Instead of seeking the perfect leader we should discern who God is working with—warts and all.

The evil ruler(whom God is trying to stop)  is easy to spot: they fight against Judaism, Christianity and Biblical morality.  Selah.

 

 

Kentucky clerk who denied gay marriage licenses released from jail

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Kentucky clerk who denied gay marriage licenses released from jail

 Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk locked up for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, was released from jail on Tuesday — as her case also drew the personal attention of two presidential candidates.

Davis was greeted by a crowd of singing and cheering supporters as she exited the jail. They sang “Amazing Grace” and “God Bless America,” as her attorney vowed Davis would be back to work “this week.”

The order for her release came from U.S. District Judge David Bunning, the same judge who initially jailed the Rowan County clerk last Thursday on a contempt of court charge. But Bunning lifted that order Tuesday. He said the court is “satisfied” that since last week, the clerk’s office has been issuing marriage licenses “to all legally eligible couples” — those licenses have been handled by Davis’ deputy clerks.

At the same time, Bunning directed Davis not to “interfere in any way” with the marriage licenses now being issued by her office.

“If Defendant Davis should interfere in any way with their issuance, that will be considered a violation of this Order and appropriate sanctions will be considered,” he said in the order. Bunning is the son of former Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning.

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Her legal counsel did not say whether Davis had any intention to defy the courts.

Rather, attorney Mat Staver said: “She loves God, she loves people, she loves her work — and she will not betray any of those three.”

He said Davis will not violate her “conscience,” and said the court order “did not resolve the underlying issue.” He reiterated Davis’ request for an “accommodation” to remove her name from gay marriage certificates. “Kim still is asking for that today,” he said.

The decision from Bunning came down just before Davis received jailhouse visits from Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz. They were ushered into the building shortly after the judge’s order was issued, as was Davis’ husband, Joe Davis.

“She was willing to go to jail for what she believed,” Huckabee said, as he accompanied Davis and her attorney out of the jail. He also tweeted:

Davis’ stand has become a political lightning rod in the 2016 race, rallying social conservatives while drawing the scorn of Democrats; some Republican presidential candidates also have suggested she went too far in refusing marriage licenses.

But 2016 candidates like Cruz and Huckabee, a former Baptist minister, have used her case to highlight the issue of religious freedom and reach out to evangelical Christians.

KIM DAVIS: SPEAK UP OR PREPARE FOR THE REHABILITATION

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ASHLAND, Ky. — A county clerk who, through her defiance of a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, became a national symbol of religious opposition to same-sex marriage was jailed Thursday after a federal judge here declared her in contempt of court.

KIM DAVIS: SPEAK UP OR PREPARE FOR THE COMING REHABILITATION

By Mario Murillo

The dangerous cougar–ignored by the park ranger–made its way to the city.  The ranger said, “It’s a job for law enforcement.”  The policeman let the lion into the neighborhood because he thought; it’s a job for the ranger.  The man—whose child was terrorized by the cougar–was vilified for stopping the animal.

Kim Davis is a federal employee right?  She should enforce the law right?  Wrong!

Perhaps a better analogy is this quote from Martin Niemöller a famous protestant leader who opposed Hitler and spent his last 7 years in a concentration camp:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— 
because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— 
because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Radical feminists, uber-liberals and gay activists have to make this about marriage equality when it has nothing to do with equality.  This is the ongoing march of tyranny.  A march that should have been stopped–and would have been stopped–way up the line were it not for cowardly pastors, conservative politicians, and all Americans who claimed to value the constitution and the rule of law but did not speak out.

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Had the government concocted a law that required all couples to recite a Christian prayer before they were allowed to marry, I would be equally outraged.

I would see it as activist law created to oppress a certain group for the express purpose of removing their freedom and expanding control.  That is precisely what is happening here but in this case the purpose is to checkmate Christians into situations that will justify their arrest.

The gay marriage law is a terrible law that should equally horrify Christians and gays because of how it was spawned.   It was created by a Supreme Court intimidated into breaking the law by Barack Obama.  Obama does not care about gays—he cares about power.

Kim Davis refused to enforce federal law out of conscience. I find it hilariously disingenuous that secular progressives are condemning her for this.  They condemn her for not enforcing federal law while they cheer San Francisco for disobeying federal immigration law.   At least, in Kim Davis’ case nobody was murdered because of her act By the way, why isn’t anyone putting the Mayor of San Francisco in jail for contempt?  What about arresting all of the civic leaders of all the sanctuary cities?

Not only this, but federal immigration law can pass constitutional muster—the concoction that came out of the Supreme Court on marriage cannot.

 

And You Christians who feel that “we cannot force God’s law on Gays” have it totally wrong as well.  This has nothing to do with Christians forcing anyone to do anything. The only person being forced to do anything is Kim Davis and she is being forced to violate her faith and her constituents who elected her because of her Christian values.

It is silly to say she is giving us a bad name.  It is all of the Christian appeasers that are doing the real harm.  Charles Spurgeon said, “It is a very ill omen to hear a wicked world clap it hands and say well done to a Christian man.”

It is also silly to say that she can just get another job…do we just keep retreating?

The key to all of this is that Kim Davis understands what is coming next.  That is the big deal!  Obama and his toady secular progressives are not done forcing Christians into situations that silences and diminishes their rights.  The overreach continues.

Here is a final thought:  The attorney who represents the State of Oregon that prosecuted believers Melissa and Aaron Klein for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding said, “Our goal was not to put them out of business but to rehabilitate them.  “Rehabilitate,” get it?  They want society to think Christianity is a disease of the mind.

Kim Davis took a stand against the coming rehabilitation.  What about you?

Put Obama Under White House Arrest

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Today we must put Obama under White House Arrest for the next two years. We must cut off his power to do any further harm by voting against any candidate today that supports him. Never have I set ink to paper with a more sober heart.  Never have I approached an election day with a deeper burden.  The nation that you love and I love has slipped through our fingers and today looks like our only chance to get it back.

Obama is a smooth criminal.  Remember that today.  Remember his long list of crimes against our freedoms, our faith and the U.S. Constitution.

The loudest voices in the Democratic Party, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz united with him to destroy our way of life.   To this hour they boast that they are proud of Obama and consider him their greatest asset.

If drastic action is not taken today we will give them an immense confidence to continue to expand their control over everything we hear, see and say.

Germany, Russia, and China are all nations that were seduced into tyranny by figures that felt like messiahs at the time.  We are at a tipping point today where we face the same temptation to be seduced by a Messianic figure.

We know that Obama is being handled like a Messiah when CBS,NBC,ABC unflinchingly defend him, black pastors toss out their Bible for him, and millions cling to him for their government subsidy.

Eric Metaxas, author of “Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy” gives us a completely new spin on the theological genius Dietrich Bonhoeffer.   “Christians all over the world have read his books,” Metaxas says, “but very few people know the full story of his involvement in a plot to kill the head of the German state.”

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Bonhoeffer is revealed in the book as one of the few German Christians who refused to appease Hitler and his perverted interpretation of Christianity. Bonhoeffer’s staunch resistance to the Third Reich and his push for civil disobedience cost him his life.

He made this haunting observation: “There were many German churchgoers, whether they were Christians or not, I don’t know, but they went to church and somehow they made peace with the Nazis,” Metaxas says. “They thought there was nothing wrong. Bonhoeffer had such a devoted faith he knew without any question that the Nazis were anti-Christian and they were evil, and if he didn’t stand against them he would have to answer to God.”

I am not comparing Obama to Hitler; I am comparing the American Church of today to the German church of the 1930s.  I am comparing the Americans of today to those nations that were fooled into tyranny. 

Insanity for America is to doing what was done over and over again by past nations that lost their freedom and expecting a different result.   

Look at the video of Joel Osteen calling Obama a Christian.  See for yourself if Christian leaders in America have become so opened minded that their brains have fallen out.  

Metaxas finishes by saying “But the legacy that Bonhoeffer leaves future generations is of the untold dangers of idolizing politicians as messianic figures. Not just in the 1930s and ’40s, but today as well. 

“It’s a deep temptation within us,” says Metaxas. “We need to guard against it and we need to know that it can lead to our ruin. Germany was led over the cliff, and there were many good people who were totally deluded.”

The proof of America’s power to be deceived is demonstrated in one simple fact:  Even though Obama has failed spectacularly, and has brought untold misery, still, today many Christians, like cattle are going to go and vote yet one more time for his agenda.  I can only pray that I am wrong.

I cry out to you from the edge of that cliff today.  Open your eyes to what is happening.  Reject every Democrat that joined hands with Obama to destroy our freedoms.  Let’s put Obama under White House arrest until we are sure that our freedom and our Constitution have been safely restored.