Why China’s Billions Cannot Take Over the World

Communist China fully believes that given its intense work ethic and one and a half billion citizens in addition to dominating the Pacific Rim the Chinese can also take over the economy of the entire world. This is a pipe dream. And millions of Christians love worrying about it as well. The devil always has us panicky about something doesn’t he? God tells us what to pray and why and why.

Rule by Fear

Let me explain. Communism is a self-defeating system because it is based on the principle of Rule by Fear. The Chinese people have a great deal of freedom in their own homes but beyond that, society is controlled at virtually every level. And fearful people cannot act as they would like.

Most importantly, opinion is monitored, free speech and freedom of movement are highly valued but not available. These are things we Americans hold so dear:

  • the freedom to own guns
  • a secret ballot
  • freedom to move around the country and change jobs
  • the ability to elect people and even more urgently
  • to also un-elect them when needed
  • a free press, and our press is free to lie, which it does a lot
  • freedom to go to church believing no one will enter your worship service to do you harm.

Freedom rules even if there have been limitations on public actions, such as during wartime. This freedom of choice allows individuals to meet economic and personal goals without interruption from the government.

China has none of these basic freedoms.

In contrast China spends a large amount of money watching its citizens and taking quick action to stop anyone who challenges the total authority of the Communist Party, or in anyway criticizes it. https://epochtimes.today/hong-kong-plans-second-mass-protest-against-extradition-amendments/

This is Rule by Fear, but what the outside observer does not realize is that those who rule by fear are themselves also ruled by fear.

Try to imagine that you are sitting at your computer doing your office work and you decide to send an email to a friend suggesting a particular program because it exposes government corruption. Within a short period of time you learn that someone “out there” has read your email and is coming to your office to question your interest in government corruption.

Yes, this might happen in the USA but the censor would not be the government but your boss, who wants to know why you are using company time for personal email, not that corruption is a problem. Your boss may want to watch that program too.

Censorship is everywhere and uses human capital unwisely

The level of censorship shows the rest of the world the level of fear. You do not monitor speech and emails, or the television and press if you are not covering something up. That means you feel guilt.

Recently President Xi of China (pronounced Shee) said he would remain in charge of the nation until he dies. We westerners call this a dictatorship. Someone should tell Mr. Xi that no person in history has been able to be a total ruler, successfully – that all have come to ruin.

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The Chinese do not really believe the rules apply to them. Natural law, by which the western world has lived for 2+ millennia, says “you reap only what you sow,” that “arrogance leads to ruin.”

The Greeks understood government

The Greeks called this hubris and their plays are profiles of individuals whose heads got too big and their own flaws defeated them. Mao ZeDong, the cruel master who nearly destroyed China during the Cultural Revolution, once said that the God of America did not like the Chinese, that he liked the westerners. Mao spoke of going to heaven where a Chinese God, not The Most High God, would be in charge. Mao’s god was geographical, not universal. So Chinese people believe their nation can live by different rules than the rest of us.

Fear of loss of power, prestige and resources

If you are a ruler whose authority is dictatorial and not the product of a free people, of course you are afraid of losing your position, the power, the money and all the ego perks of ruling a society. Each element of censorship and control demonstrates to the observer that you have multiple fears, not just of fear, but of guilt. No one fears except at the point of guilt. The leadership fears the public simply because it already knows at a deep personal level that it is illegitimate.

Guilt causes additional fear

For your fun and enjoyment here is a list of words that if you put them in your speech or letters, emails, etc. you would find the Mind Control People at your door. No matter that you called your brother a Big Head, here they come!

Chinese people are smart and trained scholars. They show their distaste for communism with these code words:

  • shameless (不要脸)
  • go against the tide (倒行逆施)
  • drive backwards (倒车)
  • I oppose (我反对)
  • long live the emperor (吾皇万岁)
  • throughout the ages (千秋万代)
  • rule the world (一统江湖) — The line “throughout the ages, unify and rule the world” (千秋万代, 一统江湖) appears in Jin Yong’s martial arts novels, notably in “The Smiling, Proud Wanderer” (笑傲江湖), a story that has been widely adapted into television series and films. It is often used in adaptations of Jin’s stories as a slogan chanted by followers to show their loyalty to a cult-like leader.
  • incapable ruler (昏君)
  • ascend the throne (登基)
  • named emperor (称帝)
  • lifelong (终身)
  • reign title (年号)
  • recover one’s authority (复辟)
  • first year of an emperor’s reign (元年)
  • urge a power figure to formally seize the thrown (the writer means throne here) (劝进)
  • fengchan (封禅)  — Ceremony used to ensure dynastic fortune in a new era.
  • Yuan Big Head (袁大头)
  • crooked-neck tree (歪脖子树) — The tree which the Chongzhen Emperor is believed to have hanged himself from.
  • immortality (长生不老)
  • 1984
  • 500 years (五百年
  • great men sent from heaven (天降伟人)
  • slavery (奴隶制)
  • thousands of years (千秋万载)

That list is a small portion of what the Chinese leaders fear as they monitor their own emails and public speech. Leaders are guilty of slavery and their leaders are big heads. 1984 refers to mind control in the novel by that name. They fear being called Emperor because China has suffered under Emperors. And due to the Asian fear of “losing face” they fear being called shameless; they fear the public going against the tide; they fear being called incapable. And that fear filters down throughout the Communist Party to its workers and managers.

Chairman Mao was a generational failure.

Mao’s disastrous policies cost the Chinese people 50 years of progress; they might well be ahead of America today if things had not been so badly mismanaged. Is this what will happen to Emperor Xi?  Will he forget the lessons of history, that absolute power corrupts absolutely? Will he face decades of underlings in the power structure seeking to do him in, jockeying for position when their career ladder is taken away?

Xi and his comrades will spend a great deal of time and money trying to maintain his own personal safety and the swirl of insurrection around him.  Like Caesar, he may be stabbed in the back in public. And the general public will spend an inordinate amount of time trying to avoid the authorities, covering their tracks, watching what they say and do in public and if things get very bad, also in private.  All this energy takes away from the production of goods and service on which a prosperous economic base rests.  There is no peace in China except for small children.

But as the rule book of life says, “Peace. Peace. And there is no peace for the wicked.”

#Quora #Chinesethreat #controlbyfear #losingface

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The Reluctant Prophet

This blog is largely prophecy, προφητεια in Greek. Prophets tell us what God speaks today, what He said in the past and possibly His view of the future.  Prophets can do this because God is in eternity and not constrained by time.

We apply His words to all of family life, politics, education, religion, business, Media, international affairs and the always fractious culture of arts and entertainment. Even the most irreligious nation lives in and promotes a moral world, or a substitute.

The Holy Bible is the only book God claims to have written.  When your life is in shambles, or even if you are just a person who wants a view into reality and the future, understanding the Bible and reading it are the place to be.  Welcome.  That is what we talk about here.

5 Reasons Why Your Prayers Aren’t Answered

Naaman needs a healing from leprosy, a disease which eats off your extremities, nose, fingers and toes.  There is no know cure at that time. But he is not a Jew and knows nothing of that religion.  In Old Testament times, people believed that gods were strictly local, that is based on geography. The God of the Israelites however, is God over the whole of creation. Naaman the Syrian does not know this. Even today the Chinese believe that Jesus is white and an “English” God and that there is an “English heaven” where they go separated from a Chinese heaven.
2 King 5: 5 Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper. And the Syrians had gone out on[a] raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She [b]waited on Naaman’s wife. Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.”  So Naaman starts thinking.
Maybe this slave wants me dead. How can I return to Israel and not be slaughtered? I need some advice here.
So he goes to his king and the king of Syria said, “Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.”

The letter will allow him safe passage in a foreign land.

So he departed and took with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing. Then he brought the letter to the king of Israel, which said, Now be advised, when this letter comes to you, that I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy.

Problem Number 1: 

Naaman went to the King of Israel but the servant girl said to go to the prophet. If you go to the wrong person you get the wrong results.

There is no benefit by asking Buddha, who was not god and never pretended to be, or the great sage Confucius of China, or Falun Gong or any human person or system. The God of Israel is the one the prophet speaks for and to. 

The king of Israel jumps to false conclusions and thinks Syria is trying to start another hot war. Fortunately Elisha, the leading prophet in Israel, heard about the soldier’s request and intervened.

So it was, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Please let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.” Then Naaman went with his horses and chariot, and he stood at the door of Elisha’s house.

10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.”  Naaman is a “big man” and he is being spoken to not by the prophet but some underling!  This is insulting to a man of his stature. This is how he reacts.

Problem Number 2:

Having an ego trip, anger towards God and a hissy fit will not get good results. In fact they block God’s work and will.

11 But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’ 12 Are not the [c]Abanah and the Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage. 

Naaman thinks the prophet should act and react in another way. Too often we reject the best that God has because we do not recognize that this is His way and we are wrong to expect something else.  Naaman has assumed that because of who he is the process should be different.  God does not regard people’s persons, their status, their money or their assumptions. Anger, in addition, does not motivate God to do something you want. Your need is not why he fills it.  He answers the prayers according to your attitude of gratitude and worship of him, not of yourself or your position.

And Naaman doesn’t like what God has required.  He thinks the water in Israel is inferior. What he does not realize is that the water does not heal Naaman; it is the Lord who does the healing.  But will Naaman get over his hissy fit and obey God?

Naaman’s servants say something like this. “Look Master, we’ve traveled a thousand miles to see this prophet. Can’t you go back and do what he says?” 

13 And his servants came near and spoke to him, and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?”

Problem Number 3:

Partial obedience.  Naaman could have dipped in the waters once or twice and thought he’d done all that was necessary.  It is easy to do something half easy when God is involved and think you have been obedient. Well, half a loaf is better than none. In God’s case no.  A half loaf is just that – a half loaf.

 14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

We are relieved to learn Naaman has done what he was told. He was healed because of his act of faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God. So dipping 7 times in the waters were acts of faith.  Maybe your act of faith must be repeated seven times as well.  Frequently we do not get our prayer answered the first time around. Naaman is not finished learning his lesson.

Problem Number 4:

You do not buy the favor of God. 15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take a gift from your servant.”

16 But he said, “As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

The gifts of God are not for sale.  Of course Elisha needs income.  Everyone does. But payment for services rendered is not part of God’s kingdom.

Elisha goes on: 16 But he said, As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

We think we are done with this story but Naaman hasn’t finished with his lesson.

17 So Naaman said, “Then, if not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth; for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the Lord18 Yet in this thing may the Lord pardon your servant: when my master goes into the temple of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down in the temple of Rimmon—when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may the Lord please pardon your servant in this thing.”
19 Then he said to him, “Go in peace.” So he departed from him a short distance.
This is an interesting passage. Naaman recognizes that when he goes into a false god’s altar it might be misconstrued that he was there worshiping as well with his boss. Elisha sees that Naaman’s heart is right towards God and encourages him.  In modern times Christians often must work for companies which have unrighteous practices but we know that God knows our hearts – that we are not taking part.  I had a friend long ago who quit a major Fortune 500 company that had drunken parties and felt he could no longer stay. If God tells you to go, then do it.  But you might also be there to stay for some other purpose He has for you. Now Naaman faces another test, but not his test but Gehazi’s test. Naaman was not raised in the Jewish culture. He does not know Old Testament law, so he is not accountable for it. But Gehazi does.
20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, “Look, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian, while not receiving from his hands what he brought; but as the Lord lives, I will run after him and take something from him.” 21 So Gehazi pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw him running after him, he got down from the chariot to meet him, and said, “Is all well?”
22 And he said, “All is well. My master has sent me, saying, ‘Indeed, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the mountains of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments.’ ”

(Gehazi is lying.)

23 So Naaman said, “Please, take two talents.” And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and handed them to two of his servants; and they carried them on ahead of him. 24 When he came to [d]the citadel, he took them from their hand, and stored them away in the house; then he let the men go, and they departed. 

Two talents is a huge pile of money. Naaman is innocent.  If you are innocent of the laws of God you are not held accountable. Jesus said, “Where there is no law there is no transgression.” When the law is known there is sin and you are accountable, as is Gehazi, who now plays dumb.

25 Now he went in and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, “Where did you go, Gehazi?”
And he said, “Your servant did not go anywhere.”
26 Then he said to him, “Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants?

Elisha has a gift which showed him what Gehazi did; in the New Testament this is called the Gift of Knowledge. And he also knows what punishment God will enact which is called the Gift of Wisdom.

Problem Number 5:

Your prayers are not answered when your motives are wrong.  If Gehazi needed a raise, a promotion or a transfer he was supposed to get it from God, not mooch off someone else’s ministry, and that with deception.

There are different levels of accountability according to what you know. Naaman is judged as a foreigner who does not know the laws of God but acts righteously given the little he does know.  Gehazi however is in the ministry and held to a higher standard and he and his family are cursed forever for greed and lust of power. Now if your prayers still are not answered I suggest you fast and pray and maybe God will give you the better answer. #answeredprayers #hearingGod @ImmaculateAssum https://www.WouldYouComsider.net Quora Cornelia Cree

As I Enter My Blog’s 9th Year

I have a very small, 3-4″ razor sharp verbal knife and I will plunge it into anything false and kill it outright. That will not change.

You’re divorced but convinced you are still married? Yes, in the Bible it’s so.

After my husband divorced me in 1989 I still felt married, legally, so I did not date or even really consider remarriage for many years. Finally a few years after he died and I knew I was free to marry again, I ended up at the huge Prestonwood Baptist Church In Plano, Texas where Jack Graham, Senior Pastor, gave a sermon on this topic. It was a total surprise.

Yes, said Pastor Graham, if you, the wife, never had sex with anyone but your husband, that is you did not commit adultery, then no matter what he does, you are still married. You are called a widow only after he dies; meanwhile you are still considered married and he is the one who is committing adultery while he lives. Because you both are “one flesh” you become an adulterer because he has a 3rd person in your bed.

Man’s laws don’t apply with God

Keep in mind that God does not recognize the law of man in His Kingdom. Man’s laws are only for this world and the world system, a world system we are told not to love. But His law – that we are to love.

The fact that you have a piece of paper from say – The State of Indiana – saying you are divorced does not mean you are divorced in God’s eyes. He is eternal and he has eternal rules. Divorce may be true on earth but it may or may not be true in heavenly places, and God’s word there is paramount.

Matthew 5:31-32 King James Version (KJV) Jesus said His law for Christians is tougher than the law for Jews.

31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

However the minute you marry again or have sex with someone you are not married to, the marriage is officially over in God’s eyes and you become an adulterer because of what you, the wife, did; whereas before you were an adulterer because of what you legal husband did. Remember in this case man’s divorce laws are not in effect. At no time does God say the innocent woman has “commit” adultery, only that now she shares the classification.

A friend has been an “adulterer” for 30 years

To back me up I later met a fellow student from grad school who had the same complaint; her husband had married a Taiwanese woman back in the 80s but she had remained faithful to him. In her case she was still an “adulterer” because he was still alive, something she rued to that day. But she is a missionary for her denomination so she does not mind her position. Being faithful is not a strain. When you are obedient to God’s perfect will, he has blessings for you.

I can honestly say that after 35 years of singleness, the smartest thing I never did was get married again. But being happy is not why you recognize or obey God’s law. You do it because it guarantees blessings from Him. I sleep like a baby every night. I have no guilt over past misadventures, although I still have commit other kinds of sins which I regret. But sexual license is not one of them.

Sexual purity is a test

Sexual purity is an important test in God’s eyes for your sincerity as one of his family and an acid test for the ministry.

If you are still “married” to an unfaithful man, wait for God to free you. In the meantime I hope this helps you understand God’s laws in this matter.

#adultery #accountability #deathofspouse #God’slaw

God’s Government – Isaiah 9:6

In Handel’s Messiah we sing this or hear it sung every Christmas;

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

One shoulder. Why? A pair of oxen carry the load on the shoulders of a team. To rule you need two shoulders.

The reason it is only one shoulder in the Old Testament is that the people of God is not complete. God wants the Gentiles in place as well. Then the New Testament Church will carry the government with Lord Yeshua (Jesus) when we all “rule and reign with Christ.” Oxen are the sacrificial beasts and therefore a symbol of leadership.

The Church is not complete until all are in

The church is called “the church in the wilderness” (Acts 7:38) in the Old Testament. God’s rulers in the Old Testament are Jews, a special chosen people. Christians are not in a wilderness; they are in the wider world from every nation, tribe, clan, and language. They have earned the right to rule by their faith in Yeshua and their obedience to Him when they lived on earth. “Ruling and reigning” is not afforded to the disobedient.

This “church” will include Jews now called Messianic Jews and Muslims who are joining their belief in the Lordship of Jesus (Yeshua) in large numbers in the 21st century. These three sons of Abraham by either genetics and/or faith constitute the church. (See Asher Intrater’s book Alignment.)

Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

This is not about heaven, but a restored earth

We reign with Him 1,000 years, not in heaven which has nothing to rule over, but here on a restored earth. Consequently we can now speak of two shoulders at that future time.

Why is this an important point? It seems to be too small to notice… because, the Bible is specific, detailed and without error when properly understood.

Some words are misunderstood; others are not in use any more. But when we did deep into God’s word He becomes interested in us and reaches us with greater understanding from His word. That includes you. God is in the details.

#MessianicJews #MuslimChristians #RestoredEarth

Many of these posts are responses to questions, so I invite them here. Immaculateassumptions@gmail.com.


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Warbird, Book Review

Tara Copp, author of Warbird, gives a literary rendering to a very non-literary time in her life as an embedded journalist in the Kuwait war zone. https://www.amazon.com/Warbird-Three-Heroes-Wars-Story/dp/0998061417

Tara Copp



The author has little fear, some natural intensity of purpose, a desire to be a team, and a unique opportunity as most of the embedded journalists were male. But later returning home she has a hard time adjusting to what happened to her – the shock of real bullets, the process of working with the soldiers without getting in their way, the close calls, their inexperience, the dust, the heat, the political fracas, and of course the enemy. The men, all of them real heroes, seemed to adjust better than she did. But many of them did not.

Trying to make sense of her experiences she investigated her grandfather’s life in World War II with his brother. It is an interesting story which she doggedly researched in military and other records. Military men will enjoy this lively picture into the past. But even after she makes peace with her grandfather’s reckless but productive life she is still uneasy. Her contacts from the war filter in and out of her life.

PTSD- Lite

She wandered through a series of disappointing boyfriends, a failed marriage, job moves and restlessness. For some of the soldiers she worked with had very much the same pattern of rootlessness and discontents. The full time soldiers fared better, but that did not negate their separation from their past lives. They just dumped them.

Missionaries tell the story of one of their fellows who headed into the African bush country leading a long caravan of supplies, food and personnel. The first day he was overjoyed over their progress: nine miles on day one, and seven miles the second day. But the morning of the third day the whole caravan stopped cold and refused to move. When the distraught missionary asked why, the Native Guide replied, “We are waiting for our souls to catch up.”

“We are waiting for our souls to catch up.”

Theologians think PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is a crisis of image for those with an underdeveloped or damaged sense of self; they will be more negatively impacted by war. Her’s may be a clearer description of PTSD without the extremes of reaction. The military experience was so dislodging to their personalities that their souls did not catch up.

A level of trauma for everyone

Apparently war slams a trauma so severe it cannot be healed, merely absorbed into one’s personality and embraced as an asset rather than a curse. What you became in the battlefield will change you forever. You must deliberately move forward or not survive at all.

Essayist Cornelia Scott Cree writes on Applied Christianity, Dream Interpretation and Biblical Symbolism. She invites questions at her website https:WouldYouConsider.net.

#warwounds #PTSD #soldiersuicide

God is in the Details

When GOD solves our problems, we have faith in HIS abilities.
When GOD doesn’t solve our problems, HE has faith in our abilities.


One may observe God’s accuracy in the hatching of eggs…
those of the Canary in 14 days;
those of the Barnyard Hen in 21 days;
Eggs of Ducks and Geese in 28 days;
those of the Mallard in 35 days;
Eggs of the Parrot and the Ostrich hatch in 42 days.

Notice, they are all divisible by seven, the number of days in a week!

See God’s Wisdom in the making of an Elephant…
The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction.  No other quadruped is so made.  God planned that this animal would have a huge body…  too large to live on two legs.  For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.

The Horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first.
A Cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first.

Each Watermelon has an even number of stripes on the Rind.

Each Orange has an even number of segments.

Each ear of Corn has an even number of rows.
Each stalk of Wheat has an even number of grains.
Every bunch of Bananas has on its lowest row an even number of Bananas, and each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.

The Waves of the Sea roll in on shore Twenty-six to the Minute in all kinds of weather.

All Grains are found in even numbers on the stalks..God has caused the Flowers to Blossom at certain specified times during the day.

Linnaeus, the Great Botanist, once said that if he had a Conservatory containing the right kind of Soil, Moisture, and Temperature, he could tell the Time of Day or Night by the Flowers that were Open and those that were Closed.

Witches vs. Trump & How to Dispatch Them

The BBC and other reliable news organizations have reported, starting in 2017, an international process of cursing our President by self-proclaimed witches.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39090334

These people don’t go away simply because we don’t take them seriously. This is not to be confused with the witch hunt stuff from the Department of Justice or the FBI, or the constant barrage of accusations from the television pundits looking for ratings and advertising income.

Witches bind the President

The witches tell their followers to “bind” the President so he cannot speak or function. Why would this group bother? While it has not been stated Donald J. Trump has set a moral baseline while he is in the White House, from an end to fraudulent entitlement programs and abusers to halting payment to abortion providers from public funds. Whatever their reasons, clearly for eighteen months this has not worked.

The Bible says that binding is done “in the Name, (hence authority) of Jesus” and requires the person doing the binding to be a member of Jesus’ Kingdom not any other kingdom, natural or spiritual. So simply saying “I bind you in the name of Jesus” has no power if Jesus has not given you His authority to use.

Using “Jesus” Name is like a credit card

It is just like using a credit card with someone else’s name on it. They can give you the right to use the card and so you can buy something. But if not, you are a fraud and the sale will be rejected – be of no value to you. If fact you may be charged with a crime.

Jesus’ provides this power to His people and no one else. Matthew 16:29 from an expanded version:

MI will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.

Here is a prayer against witchcraft of this type allegedly from Kat Kerr but I am not sure. In any event, it is a good one.

Believers bind the witches

AGAINST WITCHCRAFT by Kat Kerr: 

Father, on behalf of Your plans, right now for our country. Father, I step into my place of authority and I choose to take power over all the power of the enemy and the demonic operating in any acts of witchcraft or violence over these next few months and their appointed times and before their appointed times can come.

Father, we command the Host of Heaven to go and pull down every stronghold of the demonic controlling every act of the witchcraft, where there are witches, warlocks, wizards, it doesn’t matter who it is they are NOT above the power of God and we command the Host to shred every platform of those witchcraft people standing and operating from – pull down every potion, every spell, it doesn’t matter what it is. Father, we nullify all of it and sever their plans coming against Trump, Pence, all his administration against the Body of Christ who voted in Your man.

They are messing with Your plans. – you are messing with the Most Highs plans and He knows where you live. We send them in full force – all in agreement go NOW Host and make toast of the enemy and his plans to bring destruction against God’s chosen in the White House. We stand up in behalf of America, we stand up and send the Host to ALL the Body of Christ who voted for Trump for divine protection – the enemy will be blinded to us and powerless to know who we are in Jesus’ Mighty Name. To God be ALL the Glory. Amen!!

A final reminder. This prayer has power only if you have been given the authority to speak it. “As my Father has sent me, so send I you.” John 20:21

Judging from the results, cursing and spells have not stopped the president.

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May be the deceitful control of the media over our information. Try this on for size. A nation without truth in public is facing extinction.

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Let’s Rethink Single Dating

The younger generation has nearly abandoned the idea of marriage and there is a pile of reasons for that. Has anyone considered the hazards of going out on dates with only one person at a time?

You don’t really get to know someone if it is only the two of you.

I’ve been on enough dates to know you only show your good side – usually, and it is easy when there are no challenges. Males can be nice for 3 -5 hours. Maybe even 6 hours; they can be nice at work for 8 hours as well. Their job depends on it.

But when you get people in groups, other things happen.

Years ago well meaning friends decided I needed to not-be-single anymore so they arranged a dinner after church with someone I had no interest in at the time. I didn’t know they were plotting.

This man, I will call him Roy, ordered a burger and fries. Sounds easy right? But there was something wrong with the meat, then the mayo, then the fries were not up to snuff. By the time the meal was over I was ready to stuff the entire plate down his throat with the silverware to follow.

None of this drama would have occurred on a date between just the two of us. His mama’s Southern upbringing would have him display the finest South Carolina manners.

Let’s go back to courting

Courting, in contrast, is the public agreement that marriage is a possibility. If you and your date can agree on this, you will have a concrete goal of getting to know each other without prying eyes. Life is lived in the whole, not as a part. So the public behavior will tell you whom to delete from your list from the start.

Now, many years later and many years older, I have a little test of my own. If I invite him to a restaurant as my guest and while at the meal he insists that he pay, I know he is a control freak and the dating ends there. He is not ready to share his life, only to control it.

Your parents, if they are concerned at all, will also know the right time to make a decision. If “he” or “she” is not ready then you can both go your own way without too many tears or regrets. No baby, no divorce, no alimony or child support, no house to divide up, no pricey lawyers or court dates. Simple.

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Slo-Mo Hidden Suicide

Are you killing yourself with the words you speak?

My friend, who has a healing ministry, and I over dinner this weekend decided that based on our 100 combined years of experience, all issues are ultimately spiritual. We know too many people committing slow-motion suicide because of what is in their hearts, due to all that stuff coming out of their mouths.

Jesus said this, but how often do we brush right past his warning (from The Message.)

Evil speaking has consequences.

14-15 Jesus called the crowd together again and said, “Listen now, all of you—take this to heart. It’s not what you swallow that pollutes your life; it’s what you vomit—that’s the real pollution.”

17 When he was back home after being with the crowd, his disciples said, “We don’t get it. Put it in plain language.”

18-19 Jesus said, “Are you being willfully stupid? Don’t you see that what you swallow can’t contaminate you? It doesn’t enter your heart but your stomach, works its way through the intestines, and is finally flushed.” (That took care of dietary quibbling; Jesus was saying that all foods are fit to eat.)

20-23 He went on: “It’s what comes out of a person that pollutes: obscenities, lusts, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, depravity, deceptive dealings, carousing, mean looks, slander, arrogance, foolishness—all these are vomit from the heart. There is the source of your pollution.”

President Trump most-hated man.

For over two years now the country has been ankle deep in open hatred and accusations against the Donald Trump, President of the United States – media, foreign governments, business leaders, university teachers and students, political activists, most newspapers, some money managers and a host of out-of-work actors. If the intention was to destroy the man or his presidency it has not worked.

The President is doing fine; he’s fit as a fiddle, and at 72 working 10 hour days, or more.  His critics are collapsing under the weight of their own venomous words.  These are clearly not a matter of political issues.

The critics fall by the wayside

As Jesus pointed out, evil speaking defiles (contaminates) the speaker not the person spoken about. You can be for or against gun control or abortion and it doesn’t matter; the people who are evil speakers are the ones committing slow motion suicide, going down or losing ground.  Most media groups, television, newspapers, and magazines are laying off staff. https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/06/03/cnns-ratings-downslide-continues-with-massive-losses-gets-steamrolled-by-fox-news The money is just not coming in. People do not want to pay good money for lies, slander or just plain nastiness even when it may be true.

Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, criticized President Trump and within two weeks there were riots in the French streets and he was scrambling to salvage his own presidency. It probably does not help to be named Emmanuel which means “God with us.” https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/10/france-riots-macron-expected-to-promise-economic-change-but-is-it-too-late.html

The four top corporations in the world either damned the President or the country, and a few took on criticizing God and within two months their CEOs were suffering public embarrassment. The New York State Legislature endorses the murder of live babies and within four weeks loses 30 billion in revenues when Amazon pulls out of a projected deal.

Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada who loves the limelight, got into the act and almost overnight not another word from him.  We can only wonder who stopped that in its tracks. Maybe it was this tight-fisted Dutchman. https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/24/dont-criticize-trump-we-need-him-dutch-prime-minister-says.html

A restaurant staff in Virginia demands that a White House employee leave the premises and not only that restaurant but the entire town fumes over a decrease in traffic and sales. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/red-hen-eateries-feel-the-heat-after-sarah-sanders-booted-from-virginia-restaurant-with-same-name

The law of sowing and reaping works

The richest man in the world announces a divorce and less than a fortnight later is exposed by embarrassing photos he took of himself in his birthday suit. Then the stock starts going down.  Wall Street does not like stupid CEOs.

Jussie Smollett perpetuated a dramatic hoax costing him over $3500 and CNN’s viewership went down 25% because they were deceived by the whole scam. http://click.heritage.org/n0M90nB03mre0TH0Qq61s2O

Some of the more daring comedians and actors have asked for an assassination of President Trump and now they can’t find work.  Because the First Amendment protects free speech there are no laws against saying something like this in secular society but God has another standard. He requires payback if your heart is evil and your slander intended to glorify yourself or to promote some immoral or self-serving position. His payback is that YOU get sick.

One woman I knew hated everybody – Jews, Catholics, men, women, Democrats and some Republicans, police, ministers, her family.  What she died of tells you all you ever need to know – she died of cancer of the jaw.  Apparently so much evil speaking lodged in her bones and took her down and out.

Jesus warned, “Guard your heart for out of it are the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23.

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Tortured Logic and When to have Church

The guy on the radio teaching the Bible had this to say:

“We must not worship on Sunday because this is Satan’s ploy to get us to worship the sun, Sunday’s name-sake.”

The speaker urged us to worship on Saturday which is the Sabbath according to Jewish tradition which he claims is a law for all Christian believers.

When God is talking about The Law, that is a behavior for productive Christian living, it must be logically consistent and merge with other passages in the Bible.  This man’s information did not meet basic standards.

Days of the week are secular in origin

In the first place the names of the days of the week have little relevance to when or how we worship.  Saturday appears to be named after the planet Saturn but we do not worship the planet Saturn.  The word Saturday comes from the word samedi which is another form of the word Sabbath.

Nor does this argument stand the test of other languages.  In French Sunday is called Dimanche or God’s day.  French makes no mention of the sun. The Di prefix comes from Dieu which is French, Dios in Spanish and we have in English Diety.  There is also diabolos, which refers to the devil who is pretending to be God, at least for a while. But God has plans for him. If this Bible teacher is correct, Frenchmen can worship on Sunday because it is called God’s day and Americans and Brits must not worship on Sunday because of the Sun God.

Some Americans call Sunday “Son”day to make sure we know Jesus is the one we worship.

So let’s research this. I looked up the names of the days of the week in a dozen languages and found no shred of evidence that their word for the days if the week made any difference in the time or style of worship.

The New Testament gives us options for worship

It is not the secular name of any day that determines when we worship. In fact in Romans it says that you can choose when you worship. This is very helpful for medical people who often work on weekends, giving them the chance to go to church whenever it works into their schedule. It also helps those who work graveyard, the night time shift and those who work more often on holidays, such as single people who are asked to work on Christmas because, well because they are single!

If we were required to attend church on Saturday many people would not be able to attend church at all. Romans 14 goes into detail on our attitude towards those who worship on another day or have food preferences. Just to leave such questions alone and let people decide without calling it God’s law.

Romans 14:5 One person thinks that some days should be set aside as holy and 
another thinks that each day is pretty much like any other. There are good
reasons either way. So, each person is free to follow the convictions of
conscience.

God’s word is separate from man’s choice of words

Another and perhaps more important reason for not using the secular names of the days of the week to determine our theology is because God does not base His word on man’s mistakes or choices. In fact God’s word is not related to man’s good ideas either. God’s word is simply that – His word, demanding respect and hopefully, also obedience.

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