Saturday, July 3, 2021

My Jesus Tis of Thee (Sung to; My Country Tis of Thee)





My Jesus Tis of Thee
(John 3:16-17, 1 Peter 7-9; 2:6-7, 1 John 4:19)

 
My Jesus Tis of Thee, Author of liberty, of Thee I sing
I love Thy righteous ways, Thy mercy and Thy grace
I will FOREVER praise, Thy precious Name

O Lamb my offering, Thy wondrous love for me, o'r whelms my soul
Thy pierced hands testify, of wondrous love Divine,
Thy shed blood shall EVER bind, my heart to Thee

O Lord I cried to Thee, Thou came and ransomed me, from Satan's night
Dead in my sinful ways, no hope in death's cruel chains
I trusted in Thy Name and now I'm free!

Jesus our Victory, seated in Majesty, the Lord of all!
Let every tongue confess and every creature bless
Thy Name and righteousness FOREVERMORE!

Amen

This Fourth of July; Strong Prophetic Warnings from the Ghosts of 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

America - Are You Ready for ETERNITY?


My dear fellow Americans on this post-January 6th Fourth of July; may I ask you this most serious personal question? Do you possess the perfect RIGHTEOUSNESS needed to enter into the holy perfect presence of Almighty God? That is exactly what Almighty God has provided in the Person of Jesus Christ for ALL those of Adam’s fallen race who place their trust in Him (Rom. 3:23; 6:23; 10:2-4; 2 Cor. 5:21).

That is what this LIFE is all about! Having a living relationship with our Creator in spirit and truth.

These turbulent and troubling days are only going to get worse (2 Tim.3:1-7, 4:1-4). There is nothing we can do to stop what is transpiring and radically taking place in our nation and in this world. We are indeed at the Alamo in our world today where lawlessness moral relativism will continue to abound until the Man of Lawlessness himself is revealed (2 Thess. 2:3-12,Rev. 6:1-2; 13). May you OBJECTIVELY look “outside of the box” of your time-constrained worldview (Rom. 8:3-8, 2 Cor. 2:14), and place your faith in Almighty God, who so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son to die for your sins (transgressions against Almighty God’s RIGHTEOUS standards) and mine (John 3:16-17). That is what this LIFE is all about - having a living relationship with our Creator in spirit and truth (reality) - John 4:24. It is ETERNITY that is ALL of our final destinations. It is for there that we must be ready in RIGHTEOUSNESS and in TRUTH (Rev. 20:11-20, 21, 22:1-5)! The question each American should soberly ask themselves is, "Am I ready for Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS ETERNITY, and will I be able to stand in His HOLY RIGHTEOUS PRESENCE as I am?" (Rom. 3:23, Rom. 7:15-25)

It is ETERNITY that is ALL of our final destinations. It is for there that we must be ready in RIGHTEOUSNESS and in TRUTH.

May it be that you personally place ALL of your cares and expectations in Him alone for your ETERNAL - as well as temporal - well-being (1 Peter 5:7; Rev. 1:5). In doing so YOU will NEVER be the same, no, NEVER (2 Cor. 5:17-21)!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand America!
DJP
DJP I.F.
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Our Last True American 4th of July? - The Rise of a New Darkened America



















Much has changed in America in this last year... even since the last few months and weeks even! The hope and joy that once filled American have turned to great despair and dread concern for many of its inhabitants. My dear friends, as I look at America at present I truly believe that this will be our last true 4th of July we will celebrate and remember as a nation as regarding our founding. Whoever is to be elected in this coming presidential election nothing good will come of it at all. We as a nation are on the Titanic with just minutes to go until our final implosion morally, fiscally, and socially. Our nation has been never more divided ideology wise and at accelerating speeds we are seeing the demonetization of our Judeo/Christian founding and all that is moral and virtuous (Isa. 5:20). We have had many great challenges before in our nation's past but we have never experienced an inward hostile take over of our three branches of government as we have seen of late. The jig is finally up America and the Four Horsemen are at the door to begin their ride and NOTHING is going to stop that now! The Kingdom of Heaven is TRULY at hand!

My dear friends, as I look at America at present I truly believe that this will be our last true 4th of July we will celebrate and remember as a nation as regarding our founding.

The years of leftist preparation and incrementalism have finally paid off and they have seized the power and are now implementing their socialistic secular lawless tyrannical agenda full bore. This present state of helplessness and great concern has now finally engulfed the hearts of those Americans who had once clung onto optimistic appraisals and hopes. They have now finally come to understand that the very hour in which they are now living in is indeed the end of America. Great worry and concern are now found throughout the New Media and in the conservative movement in general. Optimistic appraisals of our return to our Founder's vision for America are now but a vapor and the reality of our nation's estate have finally set in frightening those who now understand and can see that the implosion (morally and fiscally) of our nation is at hand and lawlessness, tyranny and governmental slavery are at our very door.

Optimistic appraises of our return to our Founder's vision for America are now but a vapor and the reality of our nation's estate have finally set in.

I would liken our nation to a loved one, who has been hit by a car and is in the critical care unit of the hospital. He shows possible signs of recovery and there is great relief among his loved ones at the future prospect that he will survive and get some of his functions back. He will not be fully restored to the way he once was, but at least he will be with us and we can love him. Then... the doctor purposely prescribes the wrong medications and as a result of this doctor's diabolical deed, our loved one is now placed in a coma and is in a greater state of emergency than the first. He has now received brain damage do to the medication's complications of his poisoning and to continue to live he must be on life support. Our moment of temporary joy and hopeful optimism at our loved one's partial recovery is now turn to great anger, despair and hopelessness. The reality that our loved one will never recover from his doctor's injustice and injury has made us angry and fully grieved, for the reality has now set in that we will never be able to interact or enjoy our loved one again, for he is indeed truly gone and we are helpless to save him. We have tried to do all that is within our power but must now come to the very sobering realization as he lies on life support that he is lost and has not much time left in this world. My friend, that is how I and others now feel about our nation's present estate. The jig is finally up and we fully know that indeed very troubling days of tyranny, lawlessness and oppression are at our very door as a nation... and the world.

The anti Constitutional secular left has finally fulfilled their secular tyrannical desire and has slain our Founding Father's vision and our Constitution in which it cannot return.

The anti Constitutional secular left has finally fulfilled their secular tyrannical desire and has slain our Founding Father's vision and our Constitution in which it cannot return. The glass is broken and unrepairable. It is my personal opinion - with lawlessness abounding in all three branches of U.S. Government - that anarchy, oppression, fiscal depression and civil war is at hand and it is just a matter of time before our national implosion (fiscally and morally) finally occurs.

Our U.S. government (local/national) has been occupied and saturated with those who HATE and DESPISE all that our Founding Fathers stood for. The Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God (Almighty God’s moral absolutes for time) have been under the unrelenting secular jihad of those who disdain and abhor their Creator and all that represent His moral absolutes (Rom. 1:18-32, Jude 1:8,10). Our current president is the fulfillment of all these godless secularist twisted dreams and hopes. He has been absolutely hell-bent on the destruction and disintegration of our nation and its Judeo/Christian heritage and has been very successful in his war against our Constitution.

Our U.S. government (local/national) has been occupied and saturated with those who HATE and DESPISE all that our Founding Fathers stood for.

Over the last 75 years, the secular socialistic seed has been planted, watered, and nourished. The time has now finally come in our history to reap this secular socialistic harvest and Obama has been the man to "git R done". Obama's policies, euphemisms, and twisted justifications of his lawless actions have cut through the rotted American social core as a hot knife through warm butter. Fifty years of lawless indoctrination, critical theory, secularism, moral relativism, and socialistic kool-aid has dumbed down and made drunk this nation's citizens and has made this nation's inhabitants ripe for the pickings and dumb as a rock.

America's clueless pleasure-seeking narcissistic inhabitants (Right, Moderate and Liberal) and governmental program addicts have all been mentally and morally passed out and at the wheel for years, while America has been stealthily taken over. As the U.S. frog has been slowly cooked for over 75 years so have our nation's inhabitants. Many have finally woken up since the Lefts (in 2006) and Obama's (in 2008) take over of America, but it has been a little to late; for the damage has long been done and the lawless reaper's now have come.

The American Lefts fascism, which has hid behind a smiley face for many years has now revealed its self to be the consuming Dragon of old.

This day the Left rejoices in a new "lawless revolution" that has finally taken over the Founding Father's vision of America. The Left celebrates a new nation born to replace our old one which was founded on the Laws of Nature and of Natures God. Almighty God has been finally ousted from our three branches of government and a secular agenda and government is now the new god of America. We look back at what once was America and understand that we are now in a new era, a new realm, a new estate ever-evolving now into a fascist tyrannical state of despotism and anarchy. The American Lefts' fascism, which has hid behind a smiley face for years has now revealed its self to be the consuming Dragon of old (John 8:44, Eph. 6:12, Rev. 12:9). Make no mistakes my friends more is at work here than the hands of lawless man (2 Cor. 4:3-4, Eph.6:12). The Master politician has now set the stage for his soon reception and 666 global state (2 Thess. 2:3-12, Rev. 13) in which none shall escape (1 Thess. 5:1-4, Rev. 6-19).

Our nation's ONLY hope in this dire hour is for each American to turn to Almighty God and to His saving grace. For that is what this little existence here in this fallen world is all about. Almighty God has provided a Savior for time and ETERNITY may it be that you know Him (John 3:16-17).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.
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Friday, July 2, 2021

Is the American Great Experiment Coming to an EXPONENTIAL Lawless End?


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This Fourth of July we truly have to ask this sobering question; Is the great American experiment coming to a horrific conclusion and an EXPONENTIAL lawless end? You better believe that this is the question many Americans are asking themselves today in great fear. One cannot help to follow what is taking place in our nation and not see the EXPONENTIALLY rooted problems which are springing forth from EXPONENTIAL lawlessness. Perhaps you are a "conservative utopian", one who is unregenerate to Almighty God in RIGHTEOUSNESS, and have faith in the impossible and are optimistic about the unattainable? Fight your "good fight of conservatism" my dear friend but do not trust in it today, for the Day of the Lord is absolutely at hand and none can stop it from arriving (Matt. 24, 1 Thess. 1:5:1-3, 2 Thess. 2:10-12, 1 Tim 4:1-3, 2 Tim 3:1-5, Rev. 6:-19)! No doubt many do not like what I just shared, it takes great courage and strength to look into the eyes of reality in our day. This has been our message for the last fourteen years and all that we have shared and said has come to pass! America has ONLY gotten EXPONENTIALLY worse and lawlessness EXPONENTIALLY abounding! Don't look at America's fiscal achievements, for that is a demonic strawman; but rather look at our ABSOLUTE moral collapse as a nation and then you will begin to see that we are indeed passed the point of no return!

Perhaps you are a "conservative utopian", one who is unregenerate to Almighty God, and have faith in the impossible and are optimistic about the unattainable? Fight your "good fight of conservatism" my dear friend but do not trust in it today, for the Day of the Lord is absolutely at hand!

We have no delight in such things and have done all we can to hold back to the dam, but it is NOW time to hear the Heavenly warnings and to look at the ETERNAL! It is now time for Americans to place their trust in Almighty God's saving grace; for His EXPONENTIAL GREAT DAY is at hand and who will be able to stand in it (Rev. 6-19)? Dear friend, believe, repent and receive this fallen world's ONLY  RIGHTEOUS PROPITIATION and HOPE, the Lord Jesus Christ (John 1:12; 3:16-17; 1 John 4:10; 5:10-13; Rev. 3:20)! For without His RIGHTEOUSNESS and PARDON, the RIGHTEOUS WRATH of Almighty God is already abiding on you (John 3:36. Acts 17:24-32)! The WONDERFUL news in all of this is that Almighty God LOVES you and desires that you DO NOT PERISH, but come to Him in faith and repentance, and for you to place your trust in Him! There is ETERNAL HOPE for all who look to the Lord! Be objective and see the ETERNAL, and be no more subjective slaves to this fallen world (2 Cor. 4:2-4, Eph. 2:1-2)! Your ETERNAL future is in Almighty God your RIGHTEOUS Creator; not in the godless thug and fallen angel (Satan) and his earthly tyrannical prison hold (Heb. 2:14-15)!

The WONDERFUL news in all of this is that Almighty God LOVES you and desires that you DO NOT PERISH, but come to Him in faith and repentance, and for you place your trust in Him! There is ETERNAL HOPE for all who look to the Lord! 

Dear friend, conservatism, which is based on the moral laws of Almighty God our RIGHTEOUS Creator has no ETERNAL value apart from a saving relationship to our RIGHTEOUS Creator in Spirit and TRUTH (Isa. 53, 64:6, Rom. 3:23, 6:23; 10:2-4, Eph. 2:8-9)! My dear friend, ask yourself this question, does America truly desire and want Almighty God back in its public square today?  Tragically the majority of Americans do not! However optimistic unregenerate conservatives are not willing to see our day as it is and are more than willing to neglect the ETERNAL perspective of Almighty God and die on the "optimistic hill" that America can be saved! These have willfully neglected to add the "EXPONENTIAL Equation" to their logic and reasoning, while not seeing the EXPONENTIAL rise in lawlessness in our nation. These choose not to see objectively our nation with ALL of its EXPONENTIAL social ills and consequences that presently plague us as a people;  and these will be absolutely shock when the Rapture of the Church takes place and they are left behind without a Divine restraint on the evil and lawlessness in our nation (Psalm 11:3; Prov. 14:34, Isa. 32:17, Rom. 1:18-32, James 3:18, Jude 1:10)!

Everything today relating to America and the world has to be see-through this EXPONENTIAL equation perspective! There is no way and time to repair the EXPONENTIAL tsunami effects of lawlessness which has ravished our nation and today! 

Everything today relating to America and the world has to be see-through this EXPONENTIAL equation perspective! There is no way and time to repair the EXPONENTIAL tsunami effects of lawlessness which has ravished our nation and today! Instead of believing Almighty God and trusting in His Word, we as a nation would rather exclude Him and seek in vain to fix our shattered egg nation on our own. Friends, that reasoning and optimistic thinking is the height of vanity and delusion! Without the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Almighty God, we are doomed as a people as other fallen nations from the past have testified to (Psalm 11:3, Prov. 14:34)!

Is the American great experiment coming to a lawless end?

My friend conservative friend, do you know the Lord Jesus as the Bible so clearly, teaches; and do you have His PERFECT RIGHTEOUSNESS to stand before Him in that Day? The ETERNAL Son of Almighty God has come to set men free from the prison hold of UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, to deliver them in RIGHTEOUSNESS, so they may enjoy Him in RIGHTEOUSNESS FOREVERMORE (John 3:16-17, 1 Cor. 2:9; Rev. 21;22:1-5). I do not know how to say anything more wonderful than that! That is what this life is all about! May it be so for you today! You will NEVER be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
DJP I.F.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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.

Monday, June 28, 2021

There’s No Way Out Unless You Walk Heaven’s Trail…

As this world in which we live in today is spiraling frantically out of control, what hope is there at all for its doomed inhabitants? The reality is that this world and its inhabitants are at the end of its course. You know there's nothing like the real world to get one down. There's nothing like the world outside that turns one's world upside down. It makes one feel like they're heading down a one-way, dead-end street.

We are indeed headed down a one-way dead-end street. Not to rain on anybody's parade but... we are at the end of the age with Divine judgment just ahead (Matt 13:26-30, Mark 13:28-30). No subjective delusional optimistic appraisal can make these sobering realities disappear. What are we to do?

Adam and Eve in all their wildest dreams could NEVER  have imagined the horrific consequences that would result in that day by opening "Pandora's Box" in the Garden of Eden.

All of the world's accumulated technology and knowledge that we have acquired over the last 6000 years have only made us extremely more violent and oppressive. Time and technology have only served to show and reveal the absolute depravity and hopeless state and condition of man (Gen. 6:5, Isa. 53:6, Jer. 17:9, Romans 1:18-32). Adam and Eve in all their wildest dreams could NEVER  have imagined the horrific consequences that would result in that day by opening "Pandora's Box" in the Garden of Eden (Gen 3). Their trespass and violation against Almighty God's natural and ETERNAL absolutes had all the horrific effects of a 100 megaton bomb (Isa. 24:4-6). So savage and violent had the pre-flood world become after Adam’s transgression that Almighty God wiped it out via the Genesis flood except for Noah and his family (Gen 6:1-13). Is the hour and day in which we live in any different than Noah's day? So violent and corrupted have we – the inhabitants of planet earth - become that we as a world are now at the very door of the Day of the Lord as Almighty God has spoken of (Matt 24, Mark 13:28-30, 2 Tim 3:1-7). What makes anyone think that they can escape the coming wrath of Almighty God? We have exponentially transgressed His natural laws, we have exponentially violated His spiritual ETERNAL absolutes, and we have sown our own godless way and have reaped the horrific consequences. It is this horrific reaping that has led us to this very moment in time (Isa. 24: 4-6, Gal 5:19-21, 6:7-8).

Biblical Objectivity

Try to stand back and objectively look at the span of time here on earth; from the Tower of Babel with its global catalyst of godlessness and passion to live an existence without Almighty God, to the worldly brilliance and idolatrous society of Egypt. From the autocratic power of the Babylonians to the strength of the Media Persians Empire. From the conquering speed and philosophy of Greece, to the decadent and oppressive Roman Empire. From the genus and barbarity of the Aztec, Mayans and Incas, to the godless vacuum of the European nations and lust for war. All of these civilizations have been one GODLESS, violent, decadent and oppressive cesspool of death and horror to the world's inhabitants (Rom. 1:18-32). Almighty God describes some of these global empires as ferocious wild beasts to help us better understand them from a heavenly perspective (Dan 7, Rev 13:1-2). My friend what is most astounding is that we haven’t even peaked as a fallen race until we reached the 20th century. There has NEVER been a more violent, murderous, oppressive, narcissistic and decadent century in the history of mankind. All of our world’s exponential technological advances made in this last century has given the world more power at their fingertips to show forth the fallen godless passions and violence of the human heart (Jer. 17:9). Of course, we have had some noble occasions and humanitarian exploits throughout this time, but these are but a faded blip and pale exponentially in comparison to mankind’s history of violence, lust and decadence (Rom 3:3-23). The outworking and horrific consequences from the billions that have inhabited planet earth since Babel have completely ravished and laid waste the lands and the world's inhabitants. The godless Babelology that first raised its head 4200 years ago (Gen 11:1-9), has thoroughly engulfed and saturated the world. This Babelology has made spiritually stinking drunk its billions of inhabitants (from Babel to present- 4200 years) to the crucial realities of time and eternity (Eph. 2:1-3, Rev 17:1-2, 18:24).

All of our world’s technological advances have exponentially given the world more power at their fingertips to show forth the fallen godless passions of our hearts.
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Even America, which was founded during the Philadelphia Church Age (from about 1700 to about 1900 – the church of the “open door” – Rev 3:7-13), was established on the bedrock of natural and moral laws and foremost acknowledged the Person of Almighty God. America was founded at the end of the world’s timeline which spans about 4200 years. Just in these brief 235 years of our nation's history, we have reached socially and culturally the point of no return. There has been no other nation in the world's history that has sent out the Biblical Gospel light as America has. America has been a beacon of freedom to the world's oppressed and has been a global dam holding back the world’s anti-Semitism, oppressive tyrannies, and the unbridled passions of fallen despots, especially in this last century. Let me ask you this very sobering question, “What do you think will become of the world once America restraining influence has been removed from the scene?” The very sobering answer is... GREAT tribulation and global antiSemitism (Zech 14:2, Rev 6-16).

It‘s All Been Tried

Through the 6000 years of recorded world history, countless forms of ruling classes have established governments dominated by their godless unbridled ideologies (Rev. 17:2). All of these nations have used Babel's blueprint in establishing their own delusional culture and systems. Out of all of these earthly (carnal) sensual ideologies (1 Cor. 2:14, 3:19, James 3:15) have sprung forth a vast spectrum of oppressive and damnable religions (spiritual philosophies), totalitarianism, fascism, socialism, oppressive dictatorships and despots, monarchies, democracies, republic’s, etc... ALL, of which have met their end because of decadence or violence. The ones that remain today are on the verge of collapse. What hope is there at all for the future of the world's inhabitants when all of the world's kingdoms are nothing but oppressive and violent destroyers? The sane answer is an obvious NONE, absolutely NONE. Without Almighty God’s outside intervention (John 3:16-17, Gal 1:4) mankind will eventually make its self extinct. Mankind has repeatedly beat its drum to many different tunes patterned after the Babel blueprint and all have been disastrous (Rom. 1:18-32, Rev 17:1-2,5, 18:24).
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There is absolutely NO HOPE or WAY OUT of our temporal earthly confines and our un-regenerated fallen human state and condition without Jesus Christ!

There is absolutely NO HOPE or WAY OUT of our temporal earthly confines and our un-regenerated fallen human state and condition without Jesus Christ (Rom. 5:12-19, 7:24-25, 1 Cor. 15:21-22). There are many voices and trails that lead to ruin, but there is only one trail that will lead us to a place of deliverance and redemption. That heavenly trail leads to Almighty God and His Son Jesus Christ. It is by FAITH alone that we look objectively outside of ourselves and choose to believe Almighty God and His unchangeable Word and promises (Mark 11:22, 2 Cor. 1:20, Titus 1:2, Heb. 11:1, 6). When we do, we will be set free delivered and set free from the oppressive bonds of this world and have access to Heaven's domain (Eph 1:3, Col 3:1-2).

My friend, there is absolutely no way out, no way out of this living hell, no way, no way out unless we walk Heaven’s trail.

Heaven’s Trail Leads To Eternal Life!

Almighty God has provided the solution, remedy, and trail for Adam’s fallen race to follow. He promised Adam and Eve in the beginning that “the seed of the women would crush the head of the serpent (Gen 3:15, Rom. 5:12-19, Heb. 2:14-15, Rev 21:1-7)”. This theme of God’s saving grace and redemption is the life-giving line that flows throughout the entire Bible. God has provided a Savior (John 3:16-17, Acts 4:12, 1 John 4:14, 2 Peter 1:1)! There is a Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world (1 Peter 1:19-20, Rev 13:8)! There is a narrow heavenly trail that leads to ETERNAL LIFE and REDEMPTION with Almighty God (Matt 7:13-14, John 14:6, 1 Cor. 1:30)!

Jesus stated, Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it (Matt.7:13-14).

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture (John 10:9).

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25-26)

My friend, have your eyes been opened to the horrific realities and conditions of the very hour in which we live in and you find yourself with absolutely NO answers or solutions? There is absolutely NO human remedy. There is absolutely NO human solution for the growing exponential global crisis of our day. No delusional optimistic human appraisal can give you the answers or solutions that you are so desperately looking for or need to give your heart the consolation that it is seeking. My friend with America on the verge of social collapse and anarchy before us, what is one to do?

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you (Matt 6:33).

My friend, the world needs to wake up and smell the coffee and let 6000 years of human history testify of our desperate need for our Creator and Savior (Heb 1:2-3). Time will not go on forever. A Day of reckoning has been foretold by Almighty God in which all will give an account (Rev 20:11-15). ETERNITY is where each one of us will abide forever. Our future destiny is not to be found in this temporal fallen world.

Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? It is ONLY through Him alone that we can be delivered from this present evil world (John 3:16-17, 1 Cor. 7:31, Gal 1:4, 1 John 2:17)! Jesus Christ is God's Heavenly trail that will deliver us from this living hell here on planet earth and the Lake of Fire which is to come (Rev. 20:11-15).

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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