Friday, January 1, 2021

Is January 6th America's Final Crossroads?












Dear friends, January 6th is quickly approaching and what will become of our nation is yet to be seen! One thing we all know is that we as a people, nation and world are indeed on the brink of the Day of the Lord (Matt. 24; Rev. 6-19)! We at present are indeed a drunken nation adrift; staggering, confused, immoral, deceived; self-inflicting, oblivious and doomed! All warnings from our Founding Fathers; men of faith and those of like mind have been totally rejected by the majority of the D.C. Swamp (Red Democrats and Republicans), Americans and conservatives alike. Dear friends, please be not deceived by this "New" American conservative movement of our hour under President Trump; which is based on a strong economy, strong borders, religious freedoms, pro-life and individual freedoms. You see; this all might sound great and dandy and in many ways it is; however, we as a nation are seeking on building this New American conservative "utopia" under President Trump on the sinking sands of spiritual and moral relativism; which also seeks to make the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS God relativistic and irrelevant as well (Prov. 16:25; Matt. 6:33; 7:13-14; 24-27)

This kind of disconnected thinking has replaced our ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator with a relativistic God, who we deem as "good" based on our unregenerate lifestyles, terms, and conditions!

This kind of disconnected thinking has replaced our ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator with a relativistic God, who we deem as "good" based on our unregenerate lifestyles, terms, and conditions (Matt. 7:21-23; Rom. 10:2-4). This kind of "make-believe God" cannot EVER save nor deliver! My dear friends, how many Americans today seek "this life's brief existence" without an ETERNAL saving relationship to Jesus Christ in SPIRIT and TRUTH; and in His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS (Prov. 16:25; John 3:16-17; 14:6; Acts 17:24-32; Gal. 1:4; Eph. 2:1-2; 1 John 5:19)? Dear friends, We are only here for but a brief moment and in the end, whatever we gained throughout this very temporal and brief life, we will leave behind and lose in our death (Heb. 9:27). The only possessions we take with us will be our dead works if we die outside of Christ's ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS saving grace (John 3:16-17; Eph. 2:1-14; Heb. 9:27; Rev. 20:10-15;27; 22:11,15). That is the simple ETERNAL big picture, like it or not.

My dear friends, how many Americans today seek "this life's brief existence" without an ETERNAL saving relationship to Jesus Christ in SPIRIT and TRUTH; and in His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS!

The Constitution of the United States can NEVER replace the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Word of Almighty God nor it's ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS ABSOLUTES (Ps. 138:2; Matt. 24:35; John 17:17; 1 John 2:15-17, Rev. 20:11-15)! The Constitution without the FEAR of Almighty God and His moral absolutes can NEVER work! We need to go back to our Declaration of Independence and have an ear to hear! We need to read our national birth certificate with understanding and see that this nation here in time was NEVER meant to be separated from the Almighty, His RIGHTEOUSNESS, and His MORAL and NATURAL ABSOLUTES!

The Constitution of the United States can NEVER replace the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Word of Almighty God or it's ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS ABSOLUTES!

Almighty God has indeed shed His ETERNAL grace on America; but since 1962, when America kick the Almighty out of "our" schools and public squares; we as a nation have replaced Him and His sure RIGHTEOUS foundations with demonic sinking sands of ruin (Matt. 7:24-27). Subtle secularism, lawlessness, licentiousness, unregenerate humanism, soft selflessness, greed, moral relativism, soft socialism, euphemistic titles, and phrases etc... have been quietly and gradually rotting away our national foundation until where we are at present! The REALITY of this hour is that we are a nation, in an EXPONENTIAL accelerating lawless death spiral, on the brink of total IMPLOSION, which no man can stop!

There is really only a small remnant of Americans today who are spread out between these two groups in America who are truly seeking only Almighty God's PERFECT WILL in ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS, SPIRIT, and TRUTH!

In this hour of great uncertainty and great concern; millions of Americans cry out today for a new conservative utopia under a relativistic God of "unregenerate human goodness", soft moral relativism, and personal freedoms based on law; while millions of Americans cry out for radical moral relativism; legalized licentiousness, social justice, lawlessness, and a godless world and society for all. There is really only a small remnant of Americans today who are spread out between these two groups in America who are truly seeking only Almighty God's PERFECT WILL in ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS, SPIRIT, and TRUTH (John 4:23-24); who are looking for the coming of their precious ETERNAL Lord and Savior and His ETERNAL Kingdom of ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS (Isa. 11; Dan. 2:43-45; 7:13-14; Matt. 6:9-10; 33; Titus 2:11-14)!

Are you seeking only a nation of temporal existence which at present is on the brink of total implosion, which excludes Almighty God in RIGHTEOUSNESS, until your passing into ETERNITY; or are you desiring as a pilgrim of Almighty God, His ETERNAL Kingdom of RIGHTEOUSNESS?

In light of January 6th, what are your true fears and anxieties (Prov. 3:5-6; Matt. 6:25-34; Phil. 4:6-7)? What are you truly seeking my friend? Are you seeking only a nation of temporal existence which at present is on the brink of total implosion, which excludes Almighty God in RIGHTEOUSNESS, until your passing into ETERNITY; or are you desiring as a pilgrim of Almighty God, His ETERNAL Kingdom of RIGHTEOUSNESS (Matt. 6:33)? You see my dear friends, it's all about knowing your ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator in SPIRIT and TRUTH; and Jesus Christ as your ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS PROPITIATION and Savior (John 1:12; 3:3-7; 3:16-17; 11:25-26; Acts 16:28-31; Rom. 6:23; 10:2-4, 1 John 4:10; 5:12-13; Rev. 1:17-18; 3:20; 21; 22:1-5)! When we start there we will be able to endure all things for this world is indeed not our ETERNAL home. Almighty God's ETERNAL perspective will indeed set you FREE from ALL changes of temporal bondage and

Be steadfastly praying for our nation for January 6th for Almighty God's grace and intervening to spare America but most of all whatever will be, the Day of the Lord is at hand and His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Kingdom is indeed at hand and will be!

Almighty God's blood brought saints are praying for justice and rightness for America on January 6th. We seek an America to be free and at least somewhat moral. As long as America exists (even on life support), we have the great opportunity to continue to reach our nation's inhabitants and the world with the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS saving grace of Jesus Christ and to proclaim to all its inhabitants that His Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand! Be steadfastly praying for our nation for January 6th for Almighty God's grace and intervening to spare America but most of all whatever will be, the Day of the Lord is at hand and His ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Kingdom is indeed at hand and will be (Isa. 2;11; 9:6-7; Zech. 14; Matt. 24; 2 Thess. 2:3-12; Heb. 11:8-16; Rev. 6-19)!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! Maranatha!

DJP I.F.







 







January 6th and the Strong Prophetic Warnings from Our Founding Fathers!


















Dear Friends, In light of January 6th, let us hear from the ghosts of our American past and their warnings to us in 2021.

One of the most remarkable observations in the study of history is the caution and warnings that are always given by Founders of great civilizations. It seems that those who lay foundations for great civilizations are quite aware of the seeds of pride, selfishness, and contention in human nature which over time usually begin to manifest themselves in society--even good societies. These Founders, realizing the tendency of human nature to degenerate, have always closed their public ministries with solemn warnings of the dire consequences of departing from the lofty ideals they established.
Moses gave the children of Israel the most sublime principles of government and human behavior, which would have led them to the most prosperous society ever. But he seemed to know that after his departure it would be difficult to hold. No doubt he knew from personal experiences that the Israelites would soon depart from his inspired counsel. He said: "For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the Lord; and how much more after my death?" (Deuteronomy 31:27) He even predicted that they would eventually fall from being the most prosperous and blessed nation on earth into a state of slavery, devoured by other nations, and losing the great blessings of freedom.

The Savior's Sermon on the Mount contained principles of human behavior which, if followed, would have created the highest level of prosperity and freedom ever seen on the face of the earth. But before His ministry was concluded, He gave direct warnings concerning the fate of those who would reject His teachings. As a result, few groups have seen more persecution in the history of the world than those who turned from His true gospel.

When the American Founders set up the first free people in modern times they knew it was risky business. They all realized that any man-made institution -- even under the inspiration of the Almighty -- would be subject to foibles and human weaknesses of those who worked under its canopy. Nevertheless, these men who master-minded the United States of America had the highest aspirations for the great nation they were founding. It was only in their quiet, more somber moments that their apprehensions concerning the future of America came out in concrete phrases and words.

Strong Warnings from the Founders and Early American Leaders

Many state constitutions include words similar to what is contained in the Arizona Constitution: "A frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is essential to the security of individual rights and the perpetuity of free government." ( Arizona State Constitution , Art. II, Sec. 1) Just as we need to periodically review the principles the Founders gave us so should we periodically review the warnings they uttered about the temptation of a free people to use this freedom to give license to human weaknesses and thus pulling down a great civilization.

In Dr. Skousen's The Majesty of God's Law, he includes a whole chapter outlining some of the most powerful warnings of the American Founders. The rest of this letter is drawn from Chapter 32 of this book giving the Founders' quotes and Dr. Skousen's comments.

The Warnings of Benjamin Franklin

Franklin served as one of the foremost architects in structuring the Constitution, and while most of the Founders were congratulating one another on their remarkable charter of liberty, Benjamin Franklin injected this note of prophetic insight.

"I agree to this Constitution ... and I believe, further, that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic government, being incapable of any other."

All of this went along with Franklin's basic philosophy of sound government; namely, that no people can remain free if they become wicked and immoral.

When a society decays to the point where people begin to fear for their lives and their property, the demands for a police state have always been inevitable.

The Warnings of George Washington

One of the most significant doctrines set forth in the Farewell Address was Washington's extremely insightful warning concerning the peril of allowing candidates to be nominated and national policies to be promoted by competing political parties. In fact, he prophesied exactly what would happen if the American leaders ever fell into the seductive trap of trying to run the nation with opposing parties. He said:

"They serve to organize factions ... to put in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority....

"Let me ... warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party...."
Almost prophetically he anticipated the encroachment of one branch of government over the others.

He said:"It is important ... that ... those entrusted with its administration ... confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department any encroachment upon another.... The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create ... a real despotism."

Nothing aroused the wrath of Washington more than arrogant bureaucrats actually changing the fundamental structure of government by sheer despotic assertion of administrative power. He said:
"If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpations; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

The Warning of John Adams

Among the warning voices of the Founders none was more forceful in proclaiming the need for a virtuous people to make the Constitution function than John Adams. He said:
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

The Warnings of Thomas Jefferson

During his two terms as President, Jefferson detected some evil and subversive trends which were luring the American people away from the original Constitution. Notice how direct he was in pointing the finger of accusation at the judiciary for corrupting the original constitutional plan:
"Our government is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit, by consolidation first, and then corruption.... The engine of consolidation will be the federal judiciary; the two other branches the corrupting and corrupted instruments."

In other words, the Supreme Court uses its judicial mandates to draw more and more power to Washington; then the Congress and the Executive use this new power to shatter the Constitution and corrupt the dual federalism which was designed to balance the political powers between the government and the states.

Once Jefferson's distant cousin, John Marshall, became chief justice of the Supreme Court, Marshall set himself and his associates up as the "final arbiter" on all constitutional issues. Nowhere in the Constitution was the federal judiciary given the power to enforce its will on the states or the other two federal departments. Jefferson had the Supreme Court in his gun sights when he wrote:
"The great object of my fear is the federal judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting with noiseless foot and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step and holding what it gains, is engulfing insidiously the [state] governments into the jaws of that [federal government] which feeds them."

The Warnings of James Madison

Madison was known to be the philosophical soul-mate of Thomas Jefferson, but sometimes his contemporaries considered him somewhat paranoid and suffering from fears for the nation that would never happen. But the passing of time was to prove him more insightful than many of his contemporaries had thought. He said:

"If Congress can employ money indefinitely, for the general welfare, and are the sole and supreme judges of the general welfare, they may take the care of religion into their own hands; they may appoint teachers in every state, county, and parish, and pay them out of the public treasury; they may take into their own hands the education of children, the establishing in like manner schools throughout the union; they may assume the provision of the poor.... Were the power of Congress to be established in the latitude contended for, it would subvert the very foundations, and transmute the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America."

The Warnings of Abraham Lincoln

At the age of twenty-eight, Abraham Lincoln gave one of the great speeches of his life. He had been asked to speak at the Young Men's Lyceum at Springfield, the capital city of Illinois. He chose as his subject, "The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions." The date was January 27, 1837. Lincoln deplored the spirit of lawlessness that was increasing among the people. He said:

"There is even now something of ill omen amongst us. I mean that increasing disregard for law which pervades the country -- the growing disposition to substitute the wild and furious passion in lieu of the sober judgment of courts, and the worse than savage mobs for the executive ministers of justice. The disposition is awfully fearful in any community; and that it now exists in ours ... it would be a violation of truth to deny."

He was not afraid of invasion from without, but he saw the ominous possibility of self-destruction from within. He said:

"At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reaches us, it must spring up among us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time or die by suicide."

The Warnings of Alex De Tocqueville

In 1830 a young judge from France arrived in America. His name was Alexis de Tocqueville. He came to study the American system. He and his friend soaked up more information about the great American experiment in ten months than most scholars absorb in a lifetime.

Returning to France, Alexis de Tocqueville wrote a two-volume work entitled, Democracy in America . De Tocqueville saw the people of the United States passing through several distinct stages.
First of all, he saw the strength of character and moral integrity that would make them prosperous. But as they became self-sufficient he saw that they would be less concerned about each other and much less concerned about the principles that made them a great people. This would leave them vulnerable to the manipulation of clever politicians who would begin to promise them perpetual security if they accepted certain schemes contrived by some of their leaders. He then described what modern students have been led to identify as "democratic socialism.":

"That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent, if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks on the contrary to keep them in perpetual childhood; it is well content that the people should rejoice, provided they think of nothing but rejoicing.

"For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances -- what remains, to spare them all the care of thinking and the trouble of living."

"After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp, and fashioned them at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd.
"The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided -- men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till [the] nation is reduced to be nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd."

Are not these warnings sobering? Can we not see every one of them in fulfillment today? Yet in spite of all these dire predictions, the Founders assured us there is a manifest destiny for America that would cause her to rise from the ashes. It is this prophecy that keeps us going.

Is each of us doing all we can to help? Have you had a seminar for your friends in your area yet? Can you spare a little of your resources to help us continue?

Thank you for all you do or will do.

Sincerely,

Earl Taylor, Jr.

Be sure to check out Earl's website!

From the National Institute for Constitutional Studies

Thursday, December 31, 2020

WE ARE INSUFFIENT TO LIFT THE WEIGHT OF THIS WORLD'S PROBLEMS APART FROM CHRIST

Dear friends, we all have our different upbringings; realities, and perceptions of this world, which are directly affected by our experiences and established by our truths. These truths are legitimized in our minds from what is familiar and from the observations we have made in relation to our families, friends, and the world. We grip onto our beliefs like a powerlifter grips a barbell when performing a lift. A powerlifter uses techniques that are comfortable and work for him. His form and strength have been well established from countless hours of training in the gym and out. He lives his life according to what he knows works for him and makes that his reality. We all do this when faced with different challenges, the weight we have to lift represents our opposition in life. Whether it is financial, relational, spiritual, or in any other aspect. The techniques we use and how we train to lift them depend on the standard in which we were taught. These efforts are challenging and ultimately futile when we train and perform in accordance with how the world thinks (1 JOHN 2:15-17). Dear friends, we are not meant to do the heavy lifting of this life, our precious Jesus is! Our lives do not belong to us but belong to the LORD (PSALM 139:3-16; Gal. 2:20). He knows how we should approach the unliftable weight of our problems and fears, and through His Word; Jesus tells us exactly how to train for and approach the barbells of life (PROV. 3:5-6; MATT. 11:28-30). When we abide by our own truths and not by GOD’S ABSOLUTE TRUTHS, our labors and efforts are vain, insufficient, and meager. (ECCLESIASTES 2:17-26; JOHN. 15:1-7; GAL. 2:20).

 Dear friends, we are not meant to do the heavy lifting, Our precious Jesus is!

We can be deceived by our own efforts into thinking that we are all-sufficient in what has moved the weight and got us through the tough times. When we do this and do not put God’s rightful Name on it we are actually adding more weight to our bar. The problem may appear as solved but is just a  temporary fix. We are just creating more trials for ourselves down the line because we believe we can do things apart from God (GENESIS 11:1-9; JOHN 15:5, ROM. 1:18-32; PHIL. 4:13). It is so easy today to be self-righteous and in fact, it is encouraged by the world. Everything in this world apart from God is set against God (1 JOHN 2:15-17). Satan is the ruler of this world; he has his hand in EVERYTHING. The subtle things that may seem harmless and enticing are really meant to destroy us (1 PETER 5:8, 1 JOHN 5:19).
 

Jesus' love for us is ETERNAL and wants nothing but the best for us. The best is only found in Jesus and that is why our realities need to become His ETERNAL REALITY.

So my friends, how does one discern whether their efforts abide by God’s righteous absolutes? The simple answer is, that we don't but the cross of Jesus does (JOHN 3:16; 19:30; ROM. 10:2-4)! Everything in this world and everything we do has to answer to Christ. God puts us in situations that we cannot face on our own that will bring us to Him. Jesus' love for us is ETERNAL and wants nothing but the best for us. The best is only found in Jesus and that is why our realities need to become His ETERNAL REALITY (1 COR. 2:2). So, no matter what background you come from, or ideologies you have been taught, all of that is foolishness apart from Jesus Christ (PHIL. 3:7-10). The ultimate victory is found in Christ and our worldly problems are washed away by His shed blood (PSALM 51:7; 1 JOHN 4:10). My dear friends, may we seek to stop trying to lift the weight of the problems in our lives and give them to Christ to outwork for His ETERNAL glory (MATTHEW 11;28-30).

JMB I.F.