DO NOT miss this film

LIFE ON THE ISLAND OF JESUS

– Premiering February 16, 2020 on ABC-affiliated stations. The true story of missionary pastor, Scott Campbell, whose ambitious dreams for ministry success crash into a disinterested spiritual culture, driving him into clinical depression and to the brink of suicide. The film explores how God uses great difficulties over time to transform followers of Jesus into new creations.

Its viewing will end sometime in April of this year. It was a life changer for me.

President Trump’s State of the Union Final Remarks

What Makes America Great

Final words of a 74 minute speech. February 4, 2020

“AMERICA THE LAND OF HEROES

This is the place where greatness is born, where destinies are forged, and where legends come to life.

This is the home of Thomas Edison and Teddy Roosevelt, of many great Generals, including Washington, Pershing, Patton, and MacArthur.

This is the home of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, the Wright Brothers, Neil Armstrong, and so many more.

This is the country where children learn names like Wyatt Earp, Davy Crockett, and Annie Oakley. This is the place where the pilgrims landed at Plymouth and where Texas patriots made their last stand at the Alamo.

The American Nation was carved out of the vast frontier by the toughest, strongest, fiercest, and most determined men and women ever to walk the face of the Earth.

Our ancestors braved the unknown; tamed the wilderness; settled the Wild West; lifted millions from poverty, disease, and hunger; vanquished tyranny and fascism; ushered the world to new heights of science and medicine; laid down the railroads, dug out canals, raised up the skyscrapers — and, ladies and gentlemen, our ancestors built the most exceptional Republic ever to exist in all of human history.

And we are making it greater than ever before! This is our glorious and magnificent inheritance. We are Americans. We are the pioneers. We are the pathfinders.

We settled the new world, we built the modern world, and we changed history forever by embracing the eternal truth that everyone is made equal by the hand of Almighty God.

America is the place where anything can happen! America is the place where anyone can rise. And here, on this land, on this soil, on this continent, the most incredible dreams come true!

This Nation is our canvas, and this country is our masterpiece. We look at tomorrow and see unlimited frontiers just waiting to be explored.

Our brightest discoveries are not yet known. Our most thrilling stories are not yet told. Our grandest journeys are not yet made.

The American Age, the American Epic, the American Adventure, has only just begun!

Our spirit is still young; the sun is still rising; God’s grace is still shining; and my fellow Americans, the best is yet to come!

Thank you. God Bless You. God Bless America.”

Can You Interpret this Dream/Vision?

I was in the vision high above the earth.  and communicating with people, I don’t know who.  It was extremely dark but I was not afraid.  Then because of several (more than 2) flashes of light (twinkling of an eye flashes) I could see into the earth’s crust and the land was desiccated to the depth of about 8 or more, maybe even 12 feet.  I could see the honeycomb pattern in the interior of the earth’s crust.  All moisture was gone.  The surface of the earth was unchanged. webdesign

I have attached this picture showing how only a web-like structure was seen underneath the surface of the earth.

I decided to inform a group of people including President Obama of this, but I also wrote all this in a letter, addressed and stamped the envelope and placed it on a stainless steel cabinet for mailing.

Obama did not receive my prophecy/vision about the earth’s crust.  He started walking back to the White House which was not far away and I followed.   The letter, I noticed, was now missing; someone did not want this word getting out.  The President continued walking with me slightly behind him.  He had no protective secret service detail escorting him.

If you have an interpretation please write it in a comment box.

Happy New Year

Lord, this year let me be a bridge over which Jews can walk into the Kingdom of God, and where Christians can walk back into the Chosen People for one united fellowship under the King of Kings.

How to Pray 2019

Prophetic Alert by Kim Clement

I repeat this prophecy because it is still in force. God’s word does not falter or wear out.

Is this the end? No! I see light in the nations. I see the Jews returning to their land from all over the world.

Fear, the enemy of prayer

Do not fear, says the Lord. If you fear, they will know it. If you fear, your enemies will know it. Do you remember when the spies returned from the land and they said we are afraid for the giants are in the land. They said these words: they said, “they saw us as grasshoppers, therefore we saw ourselves as grasshoppers. Therefore, they saw us as grasshoppers as well.”

We are not grasshoppers! We are giant slayers. We are Davids of this world! heavenlyhostWe are Davids of this world! We are the Davids of this world. We don’t see the giants; we see the slayed. We see a mighty army being raised up. Arise in this meeting, O Lord. Speak to us and destroy the power of our enemies, I pray in the Name Yeshua!

And the Spirit of the Lord told me, it is impossible for the nations to conduct this kind of warfare without prophetic insight and wisdom. And so as He said those words to me, He said, I am preparing the world, the nations of the world, I am preparing them for the prophets. You may say, “well, there are plenty of prophets around.”

More prophets are coming

I want you to know that God is preparing the nations of the world for true prophets of God – not prophets that will prophesy the judgments that we continually hear about, God judging our nation and God judging America. We’ve heard that. Judgments will come and go; but what about the blessing of God that I have spoken about so many times?

God told me that it is time for true prophets to arise and offer an intelligence that is not available by the Secret Service, by the CIA, by MI5, 6 or 7. I want you to know, it is not available. God is bringing to the fore, true prophets that will show the exact whereabouts; it’s happened with me.

Terrorists, Muslims, Russians, North Koreans

I saw this; I even saw a person arising out of ISIS and prophesied it years ago that would have one eye that would be blinded. But actually, underneath all of that, he became a believer. It is my firm belief as I address you today, and I will prophesy it to the kings of the earth, that God has purposed to raise out of this horrific movement of terrorism and hatred, strong believers that will proclaim the name of Yeshua. If you truly believe that, say yes!

Are you seeing what I’m hearing? I’m hearing the sound of victory. I’m hearing the sound of a multitude of God’s army that are preparing for a global awakening in the world right now – a move of the Spirit that is unprecedented; has never been seen or felt ever before.

…God has purposed to confound this enemy like no other. Not Al Qaeda, not one of them have ever been dealt with in the manner that God is going to deal with ISIS. Not only has ISIS come against God’s people, but they have planned many other things in Canada. They’re already present in the United States of America and in certain states. They’re already present in Belgium and Germany. They’re present in Turkey; they are present all over Europe as well. They are prepared for a huge battle.

However, when I was praying, I said to the Lord, open my eyes like you opened the eyes of Elisha. Suddenly my eyes were opened and I saw it. I saw thousands of angels gathered to fight this fight. Do you really believe that God’s going to leave us alone? Do you really believe that God’s going to do nothing about this terrible attack that’s come against our children, against the children and the future?

God’s enemies attack the future

They’re not attacking the present; they are attacking the future. And when they attack the future, they are attacking Omega. When they attack the future, they are attacking the end, the last; they are attacking the One who is, who always will be, who has made a declaration that the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.

Canada will be protected. Colorado will be protected. New Mexico will be protected (in the United States, now). New York, over and over and over, will be protected. God will protect even Chicago even though He sniffs at it and there is a stench, is what He said to me. He said He will even protect the Capitol….. He’s going to do it over and over again as long as you and I pray with insight and not with fear.

We act out of faith and not fear and unbelief. If the enemy is doing so much, why would God sit and do nothing? No, He’s not. There are conversions taking place. Nine groups will arise that will be dissatisfied with ISIS and they will even be worse and yet they will not plunder the righteous of the Lord. They will not touch them. There will be a few deaths here and there, but what they are planning will not happen.

There are many other states that God told me about. He said even the White House – even though I block My nose and want to spew them out of My mouth, the stench that has come from the White House. Do you hear what God just said? Even so because of My elect. Even because of My elect will I protect, says the Lord. This is a big Prophetic Alert. I want you to listen.

Their names will be scrolled out . . . 1, 2, 3 . . . 10, 20 of them at a time, as they are exposed. And one of the biggest leaders that has been in hiding shall cry out for help before the summer comes to this nation. They will say, “How could he have fallen so strongly?”

God will expose evil

Because, you see, God says, I have put agents in their midst who will betray them and the betrayal shall hurt them so badly and pierce them so badly that they will cry out and scatter. You’ve got to understand – God has a plan. Have you seen it? Do you understand that He has young people that He’s going to raise up – your young people, your grandchildren that He’s going to raise up to be a voice in this nation and the nations of the earth.

England, watch out. England, watch out! Watch out who you align yourself with. Russia has stretched its hand out and it has said to the clergy and to the religious, “Come, let us reason together, let us join our hearts together.”

Pope Francis, watch out; watch out what you say, watch out what you do for I’m watching you as well. Even though I promised life to you, watch out, for you are also – there is also a spirit of betrayal that exists and speaks into your ear. God is not pleased with religion, yet we see from Russia them stretching out their hand to shake. What shaking is this, says the Lord? I will not allow it, for God says, My church is praying and as long as My church prays, there will be victory, says the Lord.

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Word from Franklin Graham

Unlike his father, Franklin has a less sunny view of the future of America, and zero fear of speaking his mind. April 2, 2015

Time is like a river.  You cannot touch the water twice, because the  
flow that has passed will never pass again. 


Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville , Florida , when he said America will not come back.  He wrote: “The American dream ended on November 6th, 2012.  The second term of  Barack Obama has been the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind. A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers,  union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood , uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow travelers” have ended Norman Rockwell’s America.

You will never again out-vote these people.  It will take individual  acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away.  It will take zealots, not moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status.

People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will  probably never again be able to legally comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

The cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back  yard, the American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and the likes of Chicago shyster David Axelrod along with international socialist George Soros have been pulling the strings on their beige puppet and have brought us Act 2 of the New World Order. The curtain will come down but the damage has been done, the story has  been told.

Those who come after us will once again have to risk their lives,  their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and political correctness..” IN GOD WE TRUST
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Guest Teaching – the Death of Judas

MAY 17, 2019 BY CHRISTIAN APOLOGIST

Did Judas Hang Himself or Did He Fall?

The Bible is a textbook so its information is not either/or but both/and. Everything fits together though scattered about.

According to the New Testament, after Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus, leading to Jesus’ crucifixion, he felt remorse so he killed himself. We have two accounts of this action, which were written by (or attributed to) Matthew and Luke. Skeptics often point to the two accounts of Judas’ death to claim the New Testament contains conflicting information, yet instead the two accounts are easily reconcilable and provide us with an undesigned coincidence. Accordingly, this article reconciles the passages and offers responses to skeptics’ likely opposition.

Matthew 27:3-8

“When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.”

“What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”

So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.

The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners.That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day.”

Acts 1:16-19

“Brothers and sisters, the Scripture had to be fulfilled in which the Holy Spirit spoke long ago through David concerning Judas, who served as guide for those who arrested Jesus. He was one of our number and shared in our ministry.”

(With the payment he received for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out. Everyone in Jerusalem heard about this, so they called that field in their language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.)”

Reconciliation

Akeldama is a hilly area with rough terrain, as can be observed in the following modern photo:

Akeldama

Notice that the account by Matthew says he hung himself, while the account by Luke says he fell to the ground. The reconciliation is that he hung himself before falling to the ground. It is likely that Judas hung himself from a tree and after his body began to decompose, either the tree limb broke or someone cut the branch from which he was hanging down to remove his body, causing Judas to fall to the ground. Since his body had likely decomposed, his body would have burst open as described by Luke.

Opposition 1: He fell headlong

Skeptics will note that Judas fell “headlong,” which is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as either (1) falling with “great speed or without thinking;” (2) head-first or (3) very quick or quickly without considering what you are doing. Given Judas’ condition at the time of the fall, the options are reduced to either or both a quick fall or one which was head-first.

Judas could have hung himself in several ways. He could have: (1) drop hanged himself, which he could have done by securing a rope to his neck from a branch and dropping from (or jumping off) for a quicker and less painful and death; (2) suspended himself from a branch, which he could have done by hanging the noose from the tree, wrapping it around his neck, and kicking away whatever he used to elevate himself; or (3) hung upside down, which is known as inverted hanging. Inverted hanging may be the most painful because the death would be prolonged. Judas could have fastened the rope to his feet and suspended himself from a branch. The weight of his lower body organs would eventually crush his heart and collapse his lungs, leading to death.

Given the hilly terrain of Akeldama, Judas may have fallen or landed headlong using any of the three options. Strong’s Greek translation of the verse that says “fell headlong” in the NIV comes is “prenes [headlong] genomenos [having fallen],” which suggests he either fell headlong, landed headlong, or fell and landed headlong. The Greek translation could be interpreted several ways. In other words, this so-called contradiction can easily be reconciled in multiple ways.

In fact, the two passages give us a much more vivid picture of Judas’ suicide. Only taken together do we come to understand that Judas hung himself and eventually fell, with his body bursting open, likely due to its decomposition. Without Matthew, we would not have learned of the fate of the 30 pieces of silver and what it meant when Luke indicated in Acts that Judas “bought the field.” Without Acts, we would not have learned of Judas’ final moments following his death. This is an example of an undesigned coincidence.

Opposition 2: Matthew says the Pharisees bought the field, while Luke says Judas bought the field.

In the Old Testament, the prophet Zechariah (11:12-13) prophesied as follows:

“I told them, ‘If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.’ So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.

And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the Lord.”

This account parallels the accounts from Matthew, where the Pharisees used the 30 pieces of silver to purchase a potter’s field, and Acts, where Judas symbolically “bought” the field. In both cases, the money Judas had “earned” by betraying Jesus funded the Field of Blood where he committed suicide. In other words, we again have reconciled the passages, resulting in no provable contradictions.

Thank you for your time.

Content Entry

Why Read This Book

Over the years as I shared to others what is in this book, so often they say to me, “You can’t really believe that!”

No, I do not expect anyone to believe anything.  I do know there are thousands out there who have had these experiences.  For the others it is a paradigm shift, a radical change in thinking.  But the entire Christian faith was a radical shift 2,000 years ago.  The idea that a man would be a physical sacrifice as the Messiah did not match the common interpretation of the Old Testament Jews any more than it satisfies Jews today.  But Christianity is based on truth and much of Truth involves the Spirit world, a shift for those whose lives are focused on the material world.

For me, personally, it is not just a matter of believing. None of this is theory to me.  But living this, while it brings me personal victory, means extra effort.  It is easier to run to the doctor or think a political party will make everything right.  But in the end, our winning in life is a matter of doing things God’s way in the spiritual world, where victories are final and where we are more than conquerors.  It is a path meant for all believers, not just a few. 

Introduction

Years ago a counselor at our local high school told me, with considerable alarm, that students were openly putting curses on their teachers in class.  They would cut themselves and drink their own blood.  Four teachers had left in the first semester; one had died, two were very sick, and the most recent teacher-victim was so stressed out he was under a doctor’s care.  Fifty students gathered on the school grounds weekly to study casting spells and other occult literature.

            Now we see the fruit of a godless educational system coming of age. The American public High School can be a prison for people who have committed no crime.  If you don’t attend school at least to the age 16 the authorities will look for you and force you to go or, as a parent, to send your children.  If there are evil forces there, and occult practices extend in many places down to transcendental meditation for tiny tots, your only recourse is private education or home schooling, impossible for many parents.

            Occult behavior, including Dungeons and Dragons, karate, and some rock music, is also connected with teen suicide.   Six months passed and nothing changed.  The teachers were getting sicker and the other students are affected because they have not learned spiritual control techniques.  If there ever was a school where one might expect a shooting that was it.

            So finally, I started this book after learning that a friend’s child, who would get up in the middle of the night to dance in the woods under the moon, had been placed in a mental institution.  Her parents need to know what is in here.  Maybe you (and I am writing primarily to teenagers) and your parents want to too. 

Here is your power promise:

“That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven and in earth, and under the earth.”

All living creatures, including demons and people who reject God, WILL BOW at His Name – no exceptions.  When demons are cast out of people it is done “in the Name of Jesus.”  We can do this in His Name because as believers, we have His authority, which He gave to His people to use. 

Today Jesus’ disciples cast out devils just as they did when He was alive.  What motivates and energizes Satanists, even teenage ones, is the very same demons (sometimes called devils, or unclean or evil spirits) that roamed the earth since the fall of Adam.

Now for some drill.  Try doing this in the bedroom or the bathroom in front of the mirror.  Pretend someone has a gun and has asked you for all your money. Very loudly say, “drop that gun in the Name of Jesus.”  The louder the better.  Really, this works.  Demons flee at Jesus’ Name. 

            Something like that happened to me when I was at a stop sign; a man jumped into the passenger’s seat of the car.  He wanted a ride.  He wanted other things too.  By the time we got to the next stop sign he was glad to be gone.  If teenagers knew about the Name of Jesus there would be a lot less date rape; approximately 30% of all unreported rapes are on dates.  So the Name of Jesus, spoken out loud is your first weapon in time of danger.  The second tool is the blood of Jesus.  Your church, if you attend one, may never mention it.  B

Let’s stop here a minute and talk about Satan, the devil, demons, etc. and where they come from. Lucifer was one of three angels in the original heaven who had been given authority directly under God Himself.  But he got a fat head given his position as head of the heavenly choir.  This is one reason why there is so much demonic music in all cultures and in all historical times, some rock being as bad as it gets.  Lucifer was jealous of God’s position so he set up his own kingdom in opposition.  As a result he and a group of angels who rebelled with him, were cast out of heaven into hell.  They don’t get the chance to be reconciled to God the way people do because they had no outside temptation.

            Some of those bumped angels are chained in hell, but the majority, and they number in the billions, are here working on earth and are generally called demons, devils, or evil spirits. Except that they rank in power, size and wickedness, all these general names mean the same.  Once they were good angels with good names, like Joy, Happy, Grace, and they are now given evil names like Depression, Mockery and Hate.

            Lucifer got a new name too – Satan.  In the Bible a changed relationship to God always resulted in a new name, like Abram became Abraham, Saul became Paul, etc.  Women got new names too.

Now the Devil is really the same person as Satan, but just as we use Christ and Jesus for the same person, and just as we have different names for ourselves, nicknames and pet names, so the Enemy has a variety of names.  It doesn’t really matter because Jesus is the Name above all Names[1] and anything done in His Name has superior power over anything done in any demons’ name.

            Demons seek human bodies because they don’t have physical bodies of their own.  They do have a spirit, however, which is why they can’t get into your spirit.  What the devil needs is your mind, your will, and your emotions so he can think, feel and eventually perform all the wicked things he wants done in the world.  They can act out the purposes of their kingdom – like shooting kids in the schoolyard, or – suicide.  So when someone says you can’t have demons inside, remember this: that the Spirit of God is in spirit, and the devils are in other places, like your physical body.

            Demons as so terrified of the blood of Jesus that they cannot stand to be near anything that is covered by it.  It maybe a brand new thought to you, to cover something in the Blood of Jesus that is being troubled by demons, but use this tool too. When my computer acts up, I pray the blood over all inward parts and the thing shapes up!

            So why does the man with the gun flee at the Name of Jesus?  (Don’t worry, the cops will find him later.) Or when the blood is spoken whispered or even thought?  When you says “In the Name of Jesus” you are really saying this – Jesus by His death has given ME His power to use instead of Him being here.

            Let me draw a parallel. When you charge something on your MasterCard, you are allowed to do this because you have good credit in your own name, and they know you are going to pay your bill.  Likewise Jesus has built up credit for us in His heavenly bank so we can withdraw it when we need it. Only we must not use this power for our selfish purposes.

            What are you going to do, besides be afraid? or angry?  Our emotions are worthless in fighting the enemy; only Jesus’ power works. 

            Most of us are unaware of this but it is possible to pray to the devil without realizing it.  Any prayer that is not God’s will or a prayer in opposition to the Word of God constitutes a phony prayer.  Since God won’t answer it, the enemy hangs around for his chance to answer the prayer. 

That is what a curse really is, a prayer that fell into the wrong hands. By asking God to bless the person who curses you, you are, in effect, taking the curses back to God for God to dispose of.  Also, prayer to the devil puts us in obligation to him and someday he’ll come around to collect what he thinks we owe him.

            We all have heard our mothers speaking to a door-to-door salesman that they want to be rid of.  “I’ll have to speak to my husband,” they’ll say.  That ordinarily gets rid of the pest.  Think of God as the husband who comes to the door to deal with the intruder.

            More than a dozen people have reported that just saying out loud the words – The blood of Jesus – caused an intruder to scream and leave the room.

            Full power over the devil requires that we must believe.  Believing is much easier after we have done this once or twice, and we see that it works.  And if believing is hard just pray as the fellow did in the Bible.

“Lord, I believe – help my unbelief!”[2]  This is the knowledge that will keep us from perishing.[3]

Your Authority

So how come the world is having all these problems if Jesus is on the throne of both heaven and hell?

            The answer is that He has given you (the believer) all the power over all the enemy’s power which you are to use in His Name.  He has delegated the responsibility to all of us.  And if we don’t use it, it is not His fault.  And if we don’t use this power it doesn’t get done.  He said,

“I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”  Luke 10:19

There’s a hitch – you must be a believer.[4]  This total power requires your and my believing, and believing depends on our knowing what He said we could and couldn’t do, because how can we believe for something if we don’t know what it is?  Perhaps this explains why so many church people are not doing what the Bible says about stopping the devil.  In fact, if you are experiencing Satanist acts in your school or college, many Christians will dismiss it with a shrug.

            At this point I must speak to some people who are saying, “If you are a born-again believer, or walking closely with Jesus, then no curse can happen to you.”  The answer is this: a new relationship, which is what salvation is, has no effect on a preexisting condition.  The very day you were saved if you had a cold, or cancer, or a bad back, or bad table manners, none of those things changed.  Whatever you were before you take on into the next day. 

Defensive Tactics

            In any war the first thing the solider must do to protect his or her position.  If you are a student in a school or college where occult practices abound, you must guard yourself, your animals, and your property from attack, and remove anything from your life that might make an entrance for trouble.

            Start with your personal possessions.  Witches (witches are frequently men) will use a picture or a gift to locate you for the purpose of casting a spell or arranging a personal attack. Any affection that seems unnatural with someone you did not care for previously may be a set-up.

            A gift can be for one of two reasons: to carry a spell to you for the purpose of altering your will, or, if you resist this person, for sending demons to your house to attack you.  The item is a “mark” that identifies who you are to the enemy.

            When I am awake the enemy knows I’m geared up ready to take him out.

Offensive Tactics

          There will come a time when you may wish to branch out from a strictly defensive position.  So in addition to blessing those who curse you, and you MUST do that, you can also reverse the curse back to the sender.  It is common in voodoo societies where natives understand curses and believe they will take place, as believing gives the devil extra power.  Believing also gives God extra power.  As a result when the Bushmen are told they are going to die they agree with the demon, and that causes their death.  The same is true for you.  If you agree with what is going on, you endanger yourself.  Satan can’t hurt you without your permission.

Deliverance ministers report that the demons can’t stand this prayer; demons say they must pay a heavy penalty for reversed curses. 

Now that’s what I like to hear.  Occasionally demons talk to people and their comments are available in books by foreign missionaries where you will find fascinating tales about curses.  As for you, do not engage the devils in conversation.  If you need to know anything you can ask God.  And demons like to talk, but since they like to lie, you can‘t be sure they are telling you the truth.

            The second offensive tactic is Binding and Loosing.  Your legal authority to do this is as follows:

            “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”[5]

            But when and where can we do this?  Here is an example. 

If you are having trouble with some situation think about what is really going on and bind the demons. If your boss swears all the time, it won’t take long to realize this is a foul mouth spirit.  Bind it.  Don’t do this when a person can hear you or they’ll think you are talking to them personally.

            My daughter once had a miserable test (she was in the 7th grade at the time) and she became so frightened she developed a stomach ache.  She marched into the girls’ bathroom (thank heavens it was empty) and said out loud – very loud:

Demon of fear I bind you in Jesus’ Name and command you to leave my stomach right now.

It worked, of course and I don’t recall her being frightened again of her schoolwork.  In fact she made Honor Society.

            When you bind demons do not forget to gag them too.  Angels (good ones) do this for you.  Demons cannot bind themselves or gag themselves any more than you can do it to yourself.  There is a particularly dangerous demon called the Spirit of a Wicked Counselor who will talk you into doing something wrong, suicide being perhaps first, but also into illegal drugs, even a bad marriage.

            The demons wiggle loose and since they assume you don’t really know what you are doing; You will need to do it again and again and maybe even again. The devil thinks you are insecure or insincere so he will come back.  Let him know who is boss. Don’t take NO for an answer from the enemy; the Law is on your side.

            Several years ago our newspaper was libeling both a group and its leader.  Some of us bound the spirit of Witchcraft (controlling others’ lives is what witchcraft is) and Lies and Contempt for the public, and the reporters never showed up again.

Finally, Satanists use animals for sacrifices.  If you have cats or dogs, especially black ones, you will want to pray over them.  You do not need to do this every day; once in a while is fine.  Your animals will love it.

VelcroÔ (or how did I get into this mess)

Previously we saw how Satanism takes over – alcohol, pornography, drugs, and movies – but why are some people afflicted with many more problems, or are so easily infested?  The answer lies in the relationship of our sin to the devil’s kingdom.

It is like VelcroÔ, the little plastic sticky strips that have tiny teeth imbedded on one side and tiny matching teeth on another strip.  They quickly mesh together and if you have ever gotten a piece of cotton on it, you know how hard it is to pick out.  It is a wonderful product; I regret that it fits so perfectly this unpleasant truth.

            Satanic activity is like VelcroÔ, the more you do wrong, the more it sticks to you on the inside. The fact that you can’t see it makes no difference.  Eventually you will be overrun by whatever has stuck to you.

            Let’s say you play Bloody Mary, channeling, crystals, or Ouija Board.  It is a small thing at the time but there is something sticking on the inside.  Your VelcroÔ is in place with one demon and now there is enough room for another demon to latch his teeth in.  Next time it is levitating the table or having a séance.  The spirits speaking from the dead at a séance are demons; dead people do not get to come back.  Demons live forever so some of them will know secret things about your grandmother, including how to fake her voice.  The more you practice the occult, the more available you are, the more sticky stuff there is, that is more demons to hassle you.

            Some people are born with this spiritual sticky stuff in place – the children of alcoholics, those who were rejected in the womb, those who were conceived out-of-wedlock (even if the parents married later) and many, many more situations.  Homosexuality is always demonic and it often comes in the womb.  When these fellows (and some women too) say, “I was born this way,” they are not lying.  They just don’t know the devil is behind it all. 

Their family creates the spiritual VelcroÔ from the start.  Think of it as spiritual genes.  You look like the sins of your fathers, just as you look like them in the mirror.  That is why adopted children must ask God to reveal to them the nature of their original family so they can deal with a possible demonic inheritance.

            My mother used to brag that she had tried to abort me but was not successful.  But because I was conceived in lust, I was born with a spirit of lust.  It didn’t manifest itself in sex but there are plenty of things to lust after besides sex.   She was also involved in some occult practices and those demons were around our home.  Let me give you an example.  When I first heard about reincarnation I said to myself – “Hey that makes a lot of sense!”  I was about 10 years old at the time.  Of course it made sense to me; I had a demon of reincarnation inside me from my family.  What kind of family you are born into will determine how much of this sticky stuff you have inside to invite the demons in.  The reverse is also true; Godly families have fewer demons because they are keeping guard over their spirits and living in more holiness. 

In addition to any occult behavior, wrong sex behavior is also “Velcro”Ô to you – no matter what.  Demons pass through intercourse, not just sex demons but those of disease, mental problems, or anything the prostitute or rapist has attached to his own body.  Not every demon this person has will attach to you but many do, and the more people you have sex with, the more demons you get.  AIDS is a visible disease, which reveals what is sticking to the “Velcro”Ô on the inside.

            A friend developed multiple sclerosis on her wedding night and has been in a wheel chair ever since.  It is usually the woman who picks up the demons from a man.

            The Bible says women are weaker – not because they are inferior in any way – but because they are more heavily influenced by the demonic problems of the husband (or father) who is the legal authority.  The farther down the line of authority you are, the more problems you have inherited from above.  That is another reason Satan goes after children because they are weaker and they suffer from the mistakes of those above them.  Perhaps as a single young woman you are considering getting pregnant and having a baby – someone to love. Forget it.  Not only will you be on welfare as national statistics show, you will also give this baby demons of lust, bastardy, rejection, and fornication at the very minimum.  The fellow you have intercourse with may have a pile of demons of his own – now they have attached to both the baby and you.  If he slaps you up the child will feel all those wounds as well.

            Another VelcroÔ is incest.  In satanic circles incest victims are “marked” for a future in the unholy church of Satan.  These girls and boys are known in the companies of evil spirits who seek them out.  If this has happened to you there are specially called Christian counselors who handle cases of ritual child abuse.

            More demons and more virulent demons attach because of sex sins on a graduated scale.  Incest and pedophilia (child sexual abuse) are the worst, but adultery, fornication, masturbation, etc. do not get better over time; the problems increase.  It never gets better; it never goes away by itself.  It always gets worse, and the worse it gets the harder it is to be rid of.

            Drugs and alcohol add more VelcroÔ like sticky landing fields where demons can thrive or just lie in wait until they have an opportunity.  Demons hide in body cavities where they want a “fix” of some kind, like drugs or alcohol, or porn, swearing, compulsive eating, lying or even arguing.  The more you give them a fix, the happier and bigger they become until they can eventually control your whole personality.  A person whose entire personality is controlled by demons is called “possessed” and generally you never see these people because they will be institutionalized.  The number of truly possessed people is quite small.  But small numbers of demons in ordinary people is widespread.

            Most drugs prescribed to control demons only keep them happy.  Drugs are like giant VelcroÔ – so big and so powerful they produce a fortress-like barricade behind which the demon lives without fear of being disturbed.  Most anti-depressants are like this.

            Another sticky landing field is abuse.  Children or adults who have been frequently beaten are often marks for demonic activity.  A weak physical body is less able to ward off demonic attacks.  Extreme fatigue, bad nutrition, and physical disease make a person of any age more susceptible to demonic infiltration.  But not to worry . . . Don’t forget.

You are a victor.  All power means just that – all power.

            I go into demons with some detail because these activities describe the progression from a tiny bit of occult involvement or sex sin into a lot of demonic trouble.  If you have been involved with any kind of Satanism, palm reading, handwriting analysis, astrology, you have a landing pad of VelcroÔ inside where demons can live and increase.  The time to stop is now before it is out of control.

            Now, let’s turn to your allies, the angels.

Angels, the good ones

Earlier we learned that demons are angels who were kicked out of heaven.  But two-thirds of them remained in heaven and are ready to help us today The demons in the killer see angels, very large ones, standing by you.  It terrorizes the person’s demons; he runs away.  Most demons are very small – you would laugh if you could see how small. They are extremely ugly of course, sometimes covered with warts, horribly deformed, and if you want to see what they look like try the Saturday morning cartoons or ordinary comic books.  The people who draw these forms of entertainment frequently do drugs so they have seen demons and can draw them exactly.  Other non-demonic-led people see them occasionally too so the truth can be verified.  There are twice as many good angels as bad ones so you are not outnumbered.

            Angels will answer prayers for safety on the roads, to protect you and others, to lead or make a way when things are difficult.  Whatever you pray according to the Bible can be answered by sending an angel.  Don’t expect to see them as they are pictured on television.  That is not the usual way God does business. Good angels keep themselves and their business secret almost all of the time.

TeflonÔ

            You notice that we are at the end of the book.  You have come to some conclusions about the problems that you have seen.  You may have even gotten some deliverance, which is what freedom from demons is called.  Now you will want to grow better – to have a sticky-free life –  to give up sin and everything that means.       The opposite from sticky things that attracts demons is the TeflonÔ life – nothing sticks to it.  Is this possible?

Second, if you have entertained thoughts of suicide or murder you may have learned this from occult books, horror movies, rock music tapes, cassettes, or videos.  Burn them. 

            Third, burn your own pornography.  I would not suggest burning your brother’s stuff.  He must do this on his own.  Then find some help for yourself.  Next to suicide this is the worst enslaver of all.  Also, check out those gifts and photographs we talked about in the chapter on Curses.  But that’s not all.  If you don’t get into boot camp the enemy will be on your tail again.  Where can you find someone who takes you and your problems seriously?

            Remember this: someone with an experience is never at the mercy of someone with an opinion or a theory.  Your experience tells you what is real, even if you might have interpreted it incorrectly.  Do not let people talk you out of what you know to be true.  If you meet someone who says, “Dear, we mustn’t look for demons everywhere, we must look at Jesus” you know to keep on truckin’ until you find something else. 

Finally do not be swayed by those who say they won‘t believe anything they can’t see.  Millions died in the plague in the Middle Ages; no one could see the bacteria carried by mice.  But it was there.  The unseen world is still all around us, both demons and angels. The angels are voting for you; the demons voting against you.  Your vote breaks the tie.

How will you vote?

Guest Editorial by Dennis Michael “God’s Word and America Today”

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I found two verses in the Bible that I want to share with you that I believe pertain to today:

Job 9:24: When a land falls into the hands of the wicked, he (God) blindfolds its judges.

Psalm 12:14…the wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored by the human race.

You probably remember the chant that rang out at the Democratic convention last year: “No God! No God!” It sent an icy chill down my spine. Of course not all Democrats feel that way – probably most don’t. You may be a Democrat yourself. The “No God!” chant may not have represented the rank-and-file of the party; nevertheless, it was Democratic leadership speaking.

Does that mean the Republican Party is God’s party of choice, like I’ve heard some day? I think the answer is found in Joshua 5:13-15:

Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and aa man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,” he replied,” but as commander of the Lord’s army of the Lord, I have now come.” Then Joshua fell face down and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.

I could never understand why the commander of the Lord’s army – whom most biblical scholars believe was the pre-incarnate Jesus – claimed neutrality when the Jews were God’s chosen people. Then I discovered

Psalm 138:2:…You have magnified Your word above Your Name (Amplified Bible).

Amazing! The Lord places His word even above His name! It used to be said that a man’s name is only as good as his word. It looks like God agrees.

The commander of the Lord’s army didn’t come to defend Israel because He favored it – the Bible is clear that God is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). He came because of the everlasting covenant – the word – God made with Abraham in Genesis 17:7, promising to make him a father of many nations, giving Abraham and his descendants the land of Canaan as an everlasting possession, declaring, “I will be their God.”

So does God favor Democrats over Republicans? He favors His word.

America has been blessed more than any nation, not because we were more righteous than the rest of the world, but because our Constitution was framed according to the principles of God’s word. Above that, the Bible was honored, even if in name only, by most Americans. And because God places His word above his name, what we see happening to our country today is because God and His word have been pushed aside – masquerading as political correctness and civil/constitutional rights.

God owns the universe! And there is no distinction between church and state in His mind. The “No God! No God!’ chant at the Democratic Convention, the present scandals and lies, or at best twisting the truth are spiritual problems, not political issues.

I’ve asked myself if America’s seemingly decline aligns with end-time prophecy, why not sit back and watch it happen? Didn’t God send prophets to speak out against Israel’s sin, even though judgment against it as a nation was inevitable? As Christians, should we remain silent and not speak out against issues such as political corruption and legislation that violates God’s word, even thought the outcome may be inevitable for America?

  • Fast and Furious
  • Changing the talking points about Benghazi
  • Violating the Freedom of the Press (James Rosen)
  • IRS and The Tea Party (Including Billy Graham)
  • NSA snooping on Americans
  • Re-defining marriage
  • Forbidding soldiers to talk about their faith
  • Making abortion a health concern for women and never mentioning the children aborted
  • the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) train wreck.

How can these go unnoticed?

Time and again, the many wrongs of George Bush are brought up when the Obama administration is criticized as an excuse for Obama’s failures. For sure there was a carry over from the Bush years – but that doesn’t change or excuse the present problems. Are we Christians and Americans first? Or Republicans and Democrats first? It’s time to put party affiliation and even race, as some say is the reason why Obama is criticized, aside and look at the facts -NOW!

A friend of mine once told me that evil always overplays its hand.

Psalm 5:10 says, Declare them guilty (the arrogant and liars),

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.

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2018 In the Valley of Decision

There are not two valleys of decision, but one and we are in it now in 2018. Everywhere there is conflict and people taking positions for and against. The decision is about standards, moral, political, social, and cultural. So we have standards of behavior or not, and what will happen if we continue to see decline in public and private morals and behavior?

A TV pundit says the Vice President is nuts for thinking he hears from God. Moses heard from God, Mary, Jesus’ mother, heard from God and Paul and many others we read about.  Why can’t our Vice President?

Millions watch this program (millions refuse to watch as well) but God does not step in; millions are also being asked to take sides. Will you go with your faith and claim to be a Christian who speaks to God or will you lose your nerve and agree with the TV personality who says that it’s nuts?  That is one valley of decision.  Where you go from here depends on your response. Your future is in your mouth.

Billy Graham dies and some of the vituperative remarks about him rocked me back on my heels.  No one talks about the dead like that no matter how much they dislike him.  It is not good manners, but they called him evil names.  I was slightly amused – as several said he was a money grubber but of all the evangelists on  TV his personal finances were more wisely managed by others.  He lived well, but he also spent corporate money on the ministry itself in great detail. Newspapers tried to string him up – and lost.

The same fate has dogged critics of President Donald Trump. Of all men he is most despised by news organizations. But we notice that his critics also seem to disappear like a mist into some backwater never to be heard from again. They talk about the “Trump curse” whereby friends and supporters of Trump are ostracized by their friends, including one outspoken Jewish lawyer, Alan Dershowitz.  In the midst of all this some of the very loudest voices find themselves fired from major posts as sexual harassers.  Clearly there was no connection between Trump and the harassment charges but you could virtually line up the critics like ten pins and watch them go down.

Fake news, fake accounts, fake advertising from Russians forever after our election to produce fake polls asking for rebellion against the new president.  It goes on and on.  We learn that young people have no clue about true American history; they cannot name parts of the US Constitution which is the governing document by which we agree to live together.

The valley of decision requires us to be cautious about every single word we hear. The moment we start to mature as adults is the very moment we realize we have been lied to. For the rest of us this is a valley of decision.  The common man is being asked to take sides.  For God it is always, will you be on God’s side. That is on the side of personal morals and accountability.

The arrogant and contemptuous way they often speak about celebrities who out shine them in every way are also the people who themselves who have few credentials.  I should keep a list and see how long they last.

Cable subscribers are leaving by the thousands; I believe the figure today is 1.5 million.  So the companies raise their prices? Does this make sense? And another thousand or two decide why be harangued at so they cut the cord.  Perhaps if news organization would start reporting the news instead of trying to make the news they’d have more viewers.  Meanwhile subscribers to private TV, such as CRTV and numerous evangelists, are on the rise. If you are not paying for cable you do have some money for someone else’s broadcast.

Some Christians believe that war is optional.  It is not.  Wars are started by people who think they can win them, and of course, they can if the opposition does not fight back.  Americans have a fight on their hands to get their country back to the point where a 25 year old man at the grocery store does not f-bomb everyone in line for being slow. The war is at our very door.

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I Can Only Imagine – Movie Review

We don’t do movie reviews here but after my daughter raved over Bart Millard’s story, I Can Only Imagine, we saw it this weekend.  The theater was packed – only two wheelchair slots were open.  It is a surprise money-maker for jaded Hollywood that thinks family fare is mildly-amusing and slightly tacky. This is the rare story, not of one person’s personal testimony as many movies are, but of what happened to a “monster” father who’s changed life changed the life of his son. Alas, the world is filled with bad fathers, or non-available, or unknown, or vanished into space-time somewhere.

This father, perennial father-actor “The Parent Trap” Dennis Quaid, has failed at everything – sports (his idol), his marriage and after the wife leaves silently, he abuses and berates his talented son and predicts his failure in the music business. Son Bart takes his guitar, jumps on his motorcycle and hits the road.  The filming is beautiful; it looks like Texas’ miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles, and of course the music is tops.

Bart Millard is played by J. Michael Finley. Finley is so good I thought he was the real Bart Millard. So did my friend.  Yes, that good.  Trace Adkins, the cynical music promoter, and old-time actress Cloris Leachman add a little star quality. Bart’s music teacher in high school is priceless. Would to God we had teachers like her by the fistful.

No one has ever done a movie about a song, the product of the changed-man’s witness, which went triple platinum and topped both Christian and Pop Charts. But why was the song so popular? Have we removed imagination from our religious life, from our educational systems? Do we put out everything as fact, as realism and materialism? It’s possible.

Maybe we have children who think every problem can be solved, particularly relationships. Maybe we’ve tried too hard to solve them all. Maybe we have stripped the mystery from living. Have the adults done this to themselves as well? God doesn’t tell us everything, and we don’t need to know everything anyway. Faith is not knowing but still believing.

The movie has little touches …  Bart finding the doctor’s cancer diagnosis and it never being discussed – Quaid wearing a shiny gold wedding ring up to the end of his life, the finding of an old journal in the attic. Absent a father, you can see how a silent God steps in to guide this talented boy. No matter how hard we try the past is never really the past until it is dealt with.

The Bible predicts that in the End Time before Jesus’ return fathers and sons will be reunited. For all mothers, fathers, daughters and sons this is a prophecy we can claim from Malachi.

Someone said “it takes a village” to raise a child. I disagree. I believe it takes a father.

Book Review: Immaculate Assumptions

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of “Immaculate Assumptions” by Cornelia Scott Cree.]

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Immaculate Assumptions: All the Stuff You Heard about the Bible that Isn’t True is an enlightening and liberating book written by Cornelia Scott Cree.

In this book, the author presents thirty five common assumptions people have about faith and practice and counters them with facts and verses from the scripture. Moreover, she encourages readers to take time to read the Bible and lets them decide which to believe.

As a missionary who read the Bible in Greek, among other languages, the author clarifies some passages in the Bible which are commonly interpreted incorrectly because of the translation like the word ‘revealed’ which is mistranslated to ‘created.’ The inaccurate translation gives the verse a different meaning. 

Among the common issues she raises in the book include the original sin, free will and evolution, which are discussed in other Christian books already published. Some issues, however, are more controversial like the reality of hell, the difference between spirit and soul, the virgin mother, cult and occult, Jesus’ marriage and the Abrahamic religion Islam. As if those are not enough, the author raises issues which are subject to (endless) debates including the value of the Old Testament, to judge or not to judge, Jesus being God, and the truth about salvation.

For me, the two most important issues the book raises are: first, why God lets evil things happen to people and second, how to read the Bible and understand the words of God.

This is a great book with very important messages. It is also well written in consistently casual tone making it sound more like a lighthearted fiction instead of a profound and life-changing Christian book. Though everything about the entire book is interesting and enlightening, the parts I like the most are when the author points out that the promise of salvation comes from the assurance of God, through Bible study and prayers, and that it is an individual and personal experience, also, we should read the whole Bible and not just the parts we like. I think a lot of believers can relate to that. Moreover, the author shares stories from her personal experiences which may help readers relate more.

However, other readers may find the author’s some explanations a little bit subjective. Though she backed them up with Bible verses, other readers may have different interpretations and may find her explanations unacceptable. Furthermore, though I personally consider the discussion on Islam enlightening and a courageous act in the part of the author, other readers may find it provocative. Finally, I noticed a few errors in the book including a part when an entire paragraph in page 55 was repeated in page 110.

I, therefore, rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I find it interesting, informative, encouraging, enlightening and at some points entertaining. I recommend it to both believers and non-believers. For believers, that they may clarify some assumptions they might have heard which might strengthen their faith, and for non-believers, that they may learn some things and reconsider their lack of faith.

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