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God worked, called everything good, then rested

September 20 2017 – Click here to listen

Recently I met with a very successful hedge fund tycoon. He is incredibly brilliant and attended Harvard Business School and Fuller Seminary. He is fascinating to talk to, has deep faith, and is truly gifted in business.

Some think it is a rare mix to love the Lord and be incredibly successful as a business person, especially on Wall Street where less than 3% are Christians, but my new friend has done just that. He has a unique perspective on work that I happen to agree with 100%.

Check out a portion of what he wrote for a US News and World Report article. I have condensed it some from its original format due to space restraints in this column and emboldened a few key takeaways that were important to me:

“Fortunately, being engaged and happy at work depends more on calling than office environments and company perks. Marketplace experts and social engineers are taking a closer look how our calling is powerfully formed by faith. Calling has its origin in the Jewish and Christian traditions. The Old Testament’s word for calling literally means to call on God for help, to pray and to worship. In the New Testament, the apostle Paul is the first to attach calling to work.

The relationship between faith and the call to work is as old as work itself. The scriptures record Moses commanding fair treatment of workers, Jesus illustrating good and faithful work, and Paul requiring people to work in order to be a part of community.

In the beginning, God worked, called everything good, then rested. We were created in His image, male and female, to work and protect all the earth. Whether you believe in these truths or use them as “job crafting,” they will help you redefine your work in more meaningful ways.

Recognizing God works helps us understand the nature of God and transforms our own work. John’s Gospel records Jesus claim, “My Father is always at work to this very day and I too am working.” God in the workplace engages the majority of American’s who believe in God. Engaged employees are happier, provide better service and are more productive.

First and foremost a God who works reforms the relationship between faith and work. It changes how most of us view God. Suddenly, God is relatable to the laborer, the executive and the entrepreneur. Faith at work becomes practically as much a part of Monday through Friday as the rest of our lives.

The word for work in the scriptures is translated as both work and worship. Our work and worship are one and the same. Faithfully using God given abilities to serve others, rather than for selfish ambition, improves the workplace and becomes an act of worship.

Work is not a necessary evil; rather, it is good because it creates and sustains life. God reveals his creative power through work and calls us to work faithfully, producing, developing and innovating. We see the value in work from individuals creating new technology, companies providing jobs and industries developing resources. All of these contribute to our economy, culture and standard of living. We are motivated by the good that results from work, including providing for ourselves, the needs of others­ and ultimately being like God.

Being created in the image of God, male and female, provides an identity that is unchanging and not dependent on our work circumstances, successes or failures. It provides people dignity whether they are at work or unemployed. Our identity is with God who works to create, provides abundantly, and cares for the environment and for social justice. Men and women share this identity as co-laborers in the workplace and helpmates at home. Together we work at the office, out in the field, in board rooms and at home raising families to fulfill our shared calling.

With our identity intact and shared calling before us, we are free to work and protect the earth and everything in it. Our calling has a dual mandate to develop the earth’s resources and simultaneously protect the environment. When we follow our calling, we combine innovation with responsibility and produce sustainable technologies. Our calling also has a dual purpose to provide for ourselves and the needs of others. When investment is partnered with principle we fulfill our purpose and create wealth that profits many. Answering this calling is both work and worship.

Finally, the need for rest, even for God, provides perspective on how important it is we stop and reflect. In the information age, we are increasingly connected to work through smart phones, tablets and email. Disconnecting to rest allows us to reorient ourselves and redefine our work. Just as we are called to work, we are called to rest.

Whatever company we manage or are employed by, God’s call to work and protect is sure to change our work orientation and environment. Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.

Taking a look at incredibly successful people and especially their perspectives on work and faith has proven meaningful to me and this article was no exception. Personally, I used the Bible as my main source of business acumen throughout my career. Unfortunately, I didn’t get an opportunity to attend Wharton Business School or Harvard, but I did study the Bible daily for decades and it served me well.

Like my friend I too took note of God’s work ethic. He actually worked for six days and rested on the seventh, and just look what came of it. Just think we are created in His image and there is no limit to our own creativity, provided we remain positive, follow our calling, and remain focused. God wants us to work and use the fruits of our labor to serve others and thereby advance His kingdom. Think about it . . .

2 Thess. 2:10

For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. For we hear that some among you walk in idleness, not busy at work, but busybodies. Now such persons we command and encourage in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.

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Is your father a liar?

September 19 2017 – Click here to listen

There was a firestorm of ridicule when President Trump announced via Twitter that his phone had been tapped by President Obama many months ago. But one of today’s headlines, at least in the conservative news outlets, screams that is exactly what happened. The truth has finally emerged, and yes, Mr. Obama did in fact have the phone of Trump’s former campaign manager wiretapped both before, during, and after the election to include conversations with the President.

Okay you might say, “So what, who cares? For crying out loud there are serious issues at hand like what Hollywood said about Trump at the Emmy Awards.”

I respond that we should stop for a moment and think about the implications of a sitting presidential administration wiretapping a political opponents campaign manager’s conversation. Isn’t this what the KGB does in Russia? Why didn’t the media pursue this story with reckless abandon?

The real problem here is a five-letter word: Truth. Has our country lost interest in truth? Can it even recognize truth? I hate to think of the honest answer to that one. It has gotten to the point where we cannot believe anything in the media. If you believe what you see reported every day, then one thing is certain, you are being bamboozled. They don’t report the news; they print the talking points of their agenda.

Politicians are no different. They promise to abolish Obamacare, cut taxes, blah blah blah and once elected they don’t honor their word for five minutes. It is both maddening and saddening.

I taught my sons to tell the truth at a very young age, and threatened severe disciplinary measures if I ever caught one of them in a lie. I taught them that even if telling the truth resulted in them getting into trouble, it would be far worse if they lied about it. Telling lies always makes things worse. Perhaps my proudest achievement is to have raised honest kids whose word is their bond.

I suspect that this lesson is far more difficult to teach nowadays, because folks can look around the world and see liars at the top of every cultural mountain. Liars do seem to succeed for a while and this comes from Satan who has been given authority over the world due to our sin. Jesus taught this about Satan in John 8:44 – “For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.”

Don’t be deceived my friends. It is important to note that I said above, that liars SEEM to succeed. As with most things that are of Satan, people are deceived. Lies become the norm and those who engage in it end up being prisoners to their own lies. The truth destroys the lies of Satan and frees those who follow God in the pursuit of it. So, if you want to be free, tell the truth, value the truth, guard the truth, treasure the truth and pray for the truth to return to this great country.

John 8:32

And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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Opened my eyes

September 18 2017 – Click here to listen

This weekend I returned home from a trip overseas followed by a visit to the Whitehouse and Capitol Hill. To those of you who have inquired, we suffered minimal damage from Hurricane Irma both in Sarasota and Honey Lake. Thanks for the prayers and well wishes in that regard. I am very grateful to Al Cuneo and his son George for sending out reruns of WFTD for all but one day that I was gone.

My visit to the Whitehouse and Capitol Hill was really an eye opener. Fifty of us attended meetings at the Whitehouse to discuss right to life legislative strategy with senior Whitehouse officials on behalf of the Susan B. Anthony organization. Specifically, we were interested in trying to get the Heartbeat and Pain legislation passed which prohibits abortion after 20 weeks. After our Whitehouse meeting we went on Capitol Hill and met with several politicians including House Speaker Paul Ryan.

The real eye opener for me on this trip was to learn how a few of the people whom I would never have thought of as allies, vigorously supported the right to life movement. One example is a guy named Marc Short. I knew a little about him including that he has been a political operative for some time and is the current White House Director of Legislative Affairs for President Donald Trump. Short was previously President of Freedom Partners, a political donor network affiliated with the secular multi-billionaires Koch family. In fact, it was Marc Short who led the Never Trump movement inside the pro-mass immigration Koch brothers’ organizations. In addition to being portrayed as a globalist and before meeting him I had a rather low opinion of him.

I was pleasantly surprised however, to hear him speak eloquently on behalf of our effort to ban 20 weeks+ abortions and to hear first-hand of the administration’s efforts to get this legislation through congress.

Before leaving we heard from a myriad of other Whitehouse officials from Mike Pence on down and then we went up on Capitol Hill and met with legislators. Another surprise awaited me there. Lindsey Graham, Senator from South Carolina, is another person I have held in low esteem for some time. He just always seemed to me to be part of the swamp and I did not like many of the policies that he espoused or his constant seeking of cameras. I was amazed when I discovered that as far as finding a friend who champions the rights of the preborn, he ranks right up there at the top, and in fact is co-sponsoring the aforementioned, Heartbeat and Pain legislation.

Hmmm . . . What intrigues me about each of these men is how wrong it was of me to completely discount them, because I happen to disagree with “a portion” of their ideology or actions. Marc Short spoke eloquently as an advocate for the unborn and Lindsey Graham gave a stirring talk that was as good as any I’ve heard, and yet in my mind each of these guys were just another part of the problem in Washington.

I specifically learned that automatically condemning someone because we happen to disagree on some things; instead of disagreeing where we differ, and joining together where we agree, is what is missing in Washington D.C. and for that matter the world. If someone identifies with something we don’t like we automatically brand them as an enemy. It is not very smart to take this course of action and taking a deeper look and keeping an open mind is good advice.

God ordained that we love one another as we love Him. I’ve found that impossible to do in many cases. Some people are so reprehensible to me that I cannot imagine loving them. God is perfect and can do such a thing, but I’m mere flesh and a work in progress in that regard; however, this experience did open my eyes to the need to look deeper and not be too quick to discount everything someone might say, because we happen to disagree on some things. I urge you to work on this along with me. If it is not your problem, then please pray for those of us who suffer from it.

Hebrews 10:24

“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.”

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Keep it in context

September 15 2017 – Click here to listen

The older I get, the less I worry about things. Lately I have dealt with several people who act like their issues are equivalent to the end of the world. I have never been known for patience; however, I have been advising people lately to calm down and just be patient. (Imagine that.) Many of the problems that we face will be entirely forgotten literally a few days, weeks, or months from now. Why should we get all worked up over a situation when it will drop off of our “radar screen” entirely in a few days anyway? We should make a conscious effort to keep things in perspective and context.

The Bible of course tells Christians not to worry. Jesus Himself spoke about it many times. Worry does no good and can harm our physical and mental health. Whatever our situation, we can be assured that the sun will rise tomorrow and will set later that day. God’s plan for Christian lives is systematically working itself out and will culminate on the precise day that He ordains, when He calls us home. (Exception: If you have not accepted Christ, you should be very worried about judgment day and make plans immediately to accept Christ.)

There used to be an ad by Greyhound bus lines that instructed us to relax and “leave the driving to us”. All Christians should just relax and leaving the driving to Jesus Christ. He loves us, He instructs us to cast our cares upon Him and He will take care of our every need. Yes we will still have some problems now and then, but they will all be resolved and we will entirely forget about them sooner rather than later. Just go with the flow and keep on smiling!

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1 Peter 5:6
Therefore humble yourselves
under the mighty hand of God,
that He
may exalt you in due time,
casting all your cares upon Him
for He cares for you.

Have a great weekend and go to church this Sunday!

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Forty days and nights

September 14 2017 – Click here to listen

In the fourth chapter of Matthew, Jesus was in the desert fasting for forty days and nights prior to beginning His ministry. It is interesting for me to note that the Jews wandered in the desert for “forty” years; Elijah traveled toward the “mountain of God” for “Forty”days; it rained for “forty” days and nights during the great flood of Noah. Why all the references to “forty”? Much of the Old Testament is a mirror image of the life of Jesus Christ. This is not an accident. The Old Testament prepares us for Christ and much of it is symbolic of Him, His accomplishments, and His purpose. I believe that God is demonstrating the need to purge and refine. Someone who wants pure gold must remove the impurities from the gold by heating it to high temperatures to burn away the impurities. Sin must be removed from us prior to our entering the presence of a holy God.

God told Adam and Eve that the day that they ate of the fruit in the Garden of Eden that they would surely die. Death and sin came into the world and was burned into every human being’s DNA, from then until now, from that moment on. God did not just let the Jews leave Egypt and then take them directly to the Promised Land. Indeed many who came out of Egypt never got to the Promised Land. The faithful got there just as the faithful survived the forty days and nights of rain in an ark during the great flood. The rest died.

All of this is symbolic of the coming of Jesus and what He means to a sinful world. Our Promised Land is forever and Jesus is the way to get there. The entire Bible leads us to one inescapable conclusion and that is that the blood of Jesus Christ is what purifies us and removes/covers our sins and enables us to enter into God’s holy presence once again. We cannot be reunited to God until we are purified and free of sin. I believe that the Bible teaches unequivocally that our life on this earth is our preparation and purification process that must occur before we can meet our holy Father. We are wandering through the desert of this life looking for God. When we find Jesus, we will complete the purification process. Our faith in Jesus is our “ark” and will deliver us to paradise. Those who do not find Jesus will be removed by fire.

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Romans 8:1
There is therefore now no condemnation
to those who are in
Christ Jesus,
who do not walk
according to the flesh,
but according
to the Spirit.
For the law of Spirit of life
in Christ Jesus has made me free
from the law of sin and death.

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Test – (Answer honestly!)

September 13 2017 – Click here to listen

How long since you have attended church? Read the Bible? Told someone else about Jesus? Been on your knees in fervent prayer? Do you believe that God sees and hears everything that you think, do, or say? Are you happy or sad about that? Do you believe that you are living as God wants you to live? Do sin and the lusts of this age reign in your life?
Is God the highest priority in your life? Is He a priority at all?

Can those who know you, recognize that you are a Christian? Have you ever publicly accepted Christ as your savior? Been Baptized afterwards?

If you were to die today, are you sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that you would spend eternity in heaven with God?

Are you uncomfortable with these questions? Think about this, one day soon a mighty and awesome God who sent His Son to die a terrible death for you will be asking you some of those same questions? What are you going to tell Him? Too busy? Other things more important? I’ve been meaning to get around to it, but just haven’t had time? Will you spend eternity regretting that you had the opportunity on earth, but you did not do one single thing for God?

Is there someone you know who needs to hear about God? Would they go to church with you if you asked them to go with you? Would they read a Bible if you gave them one? What are you waiting for?

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John 4:34
Jesus said to them,
“My food is
to do the will of Him who sent Me,
and to finish His work.
Do you not say,
‘There are still
four months and then comes the harvest’?
Behold I say to you,
lift up
your eyes and look at the fields,
for they are already white for harvest!
And he who reaps receives wages
and gathers fruit for eternal

life that both he who sows and
he who reaps may rejoice together.”

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Day of the Lord

September 12 2017 – Click here to listen

One of the cool things about the Bible is that it was written in ancient times; however it still reads as if it were written today. One passage that illustrates this is the Bible’s description of the coming of the “Day of the Lord”. This will be the destruction of the earth and the heavens, which according to the Bible could come at any time now. The Bible describes the destruction clearly as a nuclear explosion and meltdown. In ancient times it might have been more difficult to envision this than today. We have seen the awesome power associated with nuclear weapons. Between Russia and the United States there are enough nuclear armaments to destroy much of the world as we know it; however all of the nuclear might of ALL of the nuclear powers in the world pales to insignificance when compared to the nuclear power in one solar flare-up of a single star such as our sun. God will harness unimaginable energy and destroy everything that we know with a fervent heat.

In the beginning the Lord unleashed His awesome power to create the heavens and the earth. Modern day scientists call it the “Big Bang” theory. I imagine that there undoubtedly was a loud big bang when it occurred and hurled all of those stars into space. The Bible states that the heavens and earth will end with a big bang too. (Perhaps scientists could name this Big Bang 2 . . . Get it? “big bang too” . . . ) I have heard that some want to go our with a bang. Hang around too long and you might get your wish.

I want to go out during the rapture. Christ will return for His children and we will all rise to meet Him in the sky prior to Big Bang 2. Those left behind will face the meltdown. God’s raptured children will go on to the next heaven and earth that is filled with righteousness and was especially prepared for us by our loving Father. Don’t miss the rapture, Jesus is tenderly calling, not wanting a single person to perish. You have to take the first step. Why not take it today and then make it official by publicly making a stand and following in Baptism at the church of your choice this weekend?

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2 Peter 3:10
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night,
in which
the heavens will pass away with a great noise,
and the elements will
melt with fervent heat;
both the
earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved,
what manner of
persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God,
because
of which the heavens will be dissolved,
being on fire, and the
elements will melt with fervent heat?
Nevertheless we, according to His promise,
look for new heavens
and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

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How could God allow this?

September 11 2017 – Click here to listen

The normal response from those who do not believe in God is to question why a loving God would allow things like 911 or other similar tragedies to occur. The thing that we must get across to them is that if it were not for God, the world would be totally evil. God has given the world the Holy Spirit and this restraining force prevents satan from totally devastating this world with his evil desires. If it were not so, the world would be far worse than it is now. These people should vent their anger towards satan, the person responsible for the sorrow and death in this world.

The next time you hear this when witnessing to others, turn it around. Ask them what they think would happen if it were not for our loving Father. Anyone who has seen The Passion of Christ clearly understands how much Christ loved the world. Anyone who rejects His brutal sacrifice will go to Hell and there they will have 100% of being apart from God for eternity.

Some still stubbornly refuse to accept Him even after hearing the word of God and seeing that  movie and Gods sacrifice recreated on the big screen in graphic violent detail. This is dangerously close to committing the unpardonable sin mentioned in the Bible as the only sin that will not be forgiven by God, the rejection of the Holy Spirit. I would be too afraid to lift my eyes if I were in this position. This is serious and if you have not accepted Christ as your Savior, please . . . do so before time runs out.

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, I am the way the truth and the life.
No one
comes to the Father except through Me.

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Judgment Day

September 8 2017 – Click here to listen

A friend sent me a text that was in line with some thoughts I have been having for several weeks now. She said;

“The solar eclipse was on the 21st; Hurricane Harvey showed up the 25th and Texas experienced catastrophic flooding on the 26th. Now lookup Luke 21:25-26 – There will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth, dismay among the nations, bewildered by the roaring of the sea and the surging of the waves. Men will faint from fear and anxiety over what is coming upon the earth . . . ”

Of course, what she didn’t mention is that there are two other major hurricanes currently in the Atlantic barreling towards Florida and one, Irma, is the largest ever recorded in the Atlantic and is even more powerful than Harvey. Another has formed in the Gulf of Mexico.

Fires are burning up the western part of the USA and last night there was an earthquake in Mexico that measured an astounding “8” on the Richter scale which will likely trigger a tsunami.

North Korea set off a major Hydrogen bomb September 3rd and is threatening the USA with nukes. There are many other potential wars on the verge of breaking out, and ongoing wars such as Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, and many African nations such as Somalia.

Matthew 24:6 – You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. These things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains . . .”

In ancient times, these would all be interpreted as Biblical warnings being manifested to us concerning the wrath and coming judgment of God.

So, is the Lord on the verge of coming back?

No one knows the exact time, but Jesus told us to read the signs of the times such as listed above. He also prophesied that the condition of the hearts of mankind will have grown exceedingly wicked . . . Legalized homosexual marriage, Planned-Parenthood-abortion-on demand, Child Rape now the number two criminal enterprise in the world, second only to drug trafficking, increase in the occult, disobedient children, hearts of many have turned cold – Nazis, Antifa, KKK, Black Lives Matter, Skinheads, New Black Panthers, ISIS, Al Qaeda . . .

Hmmm . . . 1 Timothy 4:1 describes the last days as “perilous times” because of the increasingly evil character of man and people who actively “oppose the truth.”

I hear you Lord . . .

Ever hear the term globalist? It is quite fashionable among the leftist elite. Other possible signs outlined in the Bible indicate the advancement toward a one-world government with no borders.

Keep in mind that these are birth signs and the end is still to come. While the events may signal the approach of the last days, they are not necessarily indicators that the end times have arrived. The apostle Paul warned that the last days would bring a marked increase in false teaching. “The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons” Matthew 24:5 – “For many will come in My name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.

The most prominent sign of the end times, however, is the nation of Israel. In 1948, Israel was recognized as a sovereign state, essentially for the first time since AD 70. God promised Abraham that his offspring would have Canaan as “an everlasting possession” (Genesis 17:8), and Ezekiel prophesied a physical and spiritual rebirth of Israel (Ezekiel 37). The Jews returned to the Holy Land in 1948. Having Israel as a nation in its own land is vitally important because of Israel’s prominence in End Times prophecy including rebuilding of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, and increased hostility toward Israel.

With these signs in mind, we should be wise regarding the end times. We should not, however, interpret any of these singular events as a clear indication of the soon arrival of the end times. God has given us enough information that we can be prepared, but we need to keep working hard until His return.

Revelation 22:20

He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon!” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!

Have a great weekend and go to church this Sunday!

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Howling and moaning

September 7 2017 – Click here to listen

It is sometimes difficult to maintain a steadfast faith in God, especially when faced with “most difficult times”. This is a paradox because it is the time that we are faced with “most difficult times”, that is the time when we need God the “most”. I believe that if we drift away from God, hard times can be allowed to come upon us by God in order to draw us back near to him. I do not believe that God micro-manages our every move, but I do think that He is personally involved and will intervene when it is in our best interest.

Our best interest? How can it be in our best interest to fall into hard times? If we have moved away from our God, our Father and only hope of salvation, it is in our best interest for God to use “whatever means necessary” to draw us back toward Him and away from the temptations of satan. Some of us are so stubborn and defiant that we have to get to the point where there just is nowhere else to turn, before turning to God to save us. Alcoholics and drug addicts have found this to be true; they have to reach bottom before they will seek help. Other folks may not be that drastic, but backslide into sin just the same. The jolt of sudden misfortune will quickly remind us all of just how short and fragile our lives really are, and that we need God far more than anything this old world has to offer.

Some folks get mad at God because of hard times. My children used to get mad at me when I would punish them. In reality, I disciplined them because I loved them. It was for their own good. At the time they howled and moaned and, I’m sure, they would not have agreed; however today, I’m just as sure that they would agree it was for their own good.
God allows tribulation in our lives, but He still loves us. God punishes sin, but He still loves us. God states in the Bible that His love for us is sufficient to get us through the worst of the worst.

Trust in Him and keep the faith and he will maintain you through “thick and thin”! I thank Him for both the bad and the good that He allows me to experience in my life. I do not like to go through hard times, but I know that it is for my own good. I just try to trust in the Lord and keep the big picture in my “mind’s eye”. i.e . . .  The shortness of this hardship-filled life versus an eternity of splendor and peace. Then I “try” to grin and bear it . . .

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2 Timothy 18
And the lord will deliver me from every evil work
and preserve
me for His heavenly kingdom.
To Him be glory forever and ever.
Amen!

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Peace

September 6 2017 – Click here to listen

Many things in this modern world prevent us from enjoying peace. God does not want that for His children. I believe that peace is perhaps the greatest gift that God offers, aside from eternal salvation. If you are not enjoying peace in your life, check your relationship with God.

Is it what it should be? If not, why?

My son and I were talking about our relationship with God the other night and he stated that most folks know what we need to do, but sometimes we just do not do it. This is very true. Most people know what must be done to lose weight, exercise and eat less, but they just refuse to do it. They do not lose weight as a result. The same holds true for our relationship with God. Most everyone knows wrong from right and we know that if we make God the number one priority in our lives and follow God’s commands that we will enjoy peace, but invariably God drops way down our list of priorities; we ignore His commands and the result is restlessness and problems, not peace.

If you are suffering a restless, worrisome state today, re-evaluate your relationship with God. If it is not what it should be, take steps to improve it. If you have said to yourself that God is your number one priority and you are following God’s commands, but still cannot achieve peace because you are worried about something, think again. God commands us not to worry. Have faith that everything is working exactly according to God’s plan and according to His perfect time table. Be patient, do not aggressively try to resolve issues that are beyond your control, on “your” time table and according to “your” terms. Sit back, watch God work out the problem on His time table, in His perfect way, and enjoy the ride. Things will work out, just have some faith in God.

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Isaiah 57:19
. . . Peace, peace to him who is far off
and to him who is near,
says the lord.
And I will heal him.
But the wicked are like the troubled sea,
when it cannot find rest,
whose waters cast up mire and dirt.

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All Things New

September 5 2017 – Click here to listen

Did you ever wish that you could just start over with all things new? Whether we realize it or not, when we become Christians that is exactly what happens. The Bible teaches that when we accept Christ as our Savior, old things have passed away and we become “new creations”. We experience a spiritual transformation whereby sin is defeated by the blood of Jesus, thereby cleansing our dark souls to a beautiful white with no blemish. We become inhabited by the Holy Spirit of God and are guided by Him.   The “guiding” comes in the form of our conscience for one thing.

We are instructed by the Bible that those who have accepted Christ as their Savior, “Should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again”,
2 Cor. 5:15. We should all ask ourselves this morning whether or not we are living for Jesus Christ. Have things changed in our lives since accepting Jesus? Do we have a conscience? If we are not living for Jesus, then for whom are we living? Are we “new” creations of light? Or are we old creatures of darkness still serving a loser named satan. The choice is ours . . .

Now for some really good news. A new creature will also need a new body, right? When Christians pass through the valley of the “shadow” of death, (or the rapture if it happens in our lifetime), we go to receive our new “glorified” bodies.  (I’m looking forward to getting rid of the aches and pains beginning to accumulate in this old body and getting that new body.) This will complete the new creation process.

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2 Cor. 5:17
Therefore if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation;
old things
have passed away;
behold all things
have become new.

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You can get satisfaction

September 4 2017 – Click here to listen

When I was in business in Atlanta years ago, I saw one of our employees walking down the hall scowling and just looking miserable. I inquired as to what the problem was and he muttered something about a very trivial matter. This guy had been unhappy for some time. I was worried about him. I knew him for years and I can tell that he just wasn’t happy in his life. He made good money, had a new car and house. He was in the prime of his life and his health was good. He had an interesting job that he liked and was well thought of by other employees.

What is missing? There is a song by the Rolling Stones entitled: “I can’t get no satisfaction”. The lyrics repeat “I try and I try and I TRY, but I can’t get no satisfaction”. I think what is missing in this young man’s life (as well as the Rolling Stones) is God. No one can find satisfaction apart from God. This person confided to me that he did not have a personal relationship with God and there you have it.

The one thing that completely amazes me is how quickly life passes us by. I am advancing in age and nowadays the years seem like months passing by instead of years. My hair is turning white and my arthritis makes me hobble in the mornings. I have less days to live than I have already lived.

I reflect on all of the years that it took me to find God and with Him, peace, happiness and satisfaction in my life. I truly regret that I wasted so much of my life looking for satisfaction in all the wrong places. I spent my fair share of time just like this young man scowling and being unhappy. I wish that I would have just stopped trying it MY way for once and listened to those in my life (and the gentle “pull” of my Father) who tried to steer me in the right direction.

I urge you not to be bullheaded like me and delay making the right move. You are truly missing out on the best that this life has to offer if you are not in sync with God. Don’t put off making a decision to embrace Christ until another day. Start enjoying life to its fullest today. You CAN get satisfaction, but only through a personal relationship with Christ. The best news is, it really isn’t difficult.

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1 John 5:3
For this is the love of God,
that
we keep His commandments.
And
His commandments are not burdensome.
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.
And this is
the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.

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Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night!?

September 1 2017 – Click here to listen

Many people are afraid of the dark. In fact, I read the following: “Achluophobia, or the fear of the dark, often tops the list of the most common phobias.” I think the fear of the unknown is part of the problem. People don’t like to live in confusion or uncertainty, and the darkness can put us right in the middle of those feelings. Without light, we are disoriented and can feel helpless, confused, and overwhelmed.

We need to understand one thing about darkness, namely, it is not the opposite of light, rather it is the absence of light. Darkness can only be achieved by removing all light. Of course, adding light removes darkness.

When we choose to live a life apart from Jesus, it’s like we are choosing to live a life trapped in darkness. Take a look at the world with its chaos and rage and the feeling of helplessness that has overtaken most of it. The earth’s inhabitants are filled with uncertainty, doubt, and confusion and many reject having a relationship with Jesus which is the only thing capable of freeing us from darkness’s grip.

The Bible teaches that God is light. 1 John 1:5 – This is the message that we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

When God draws near darkness will disappear!

1 Tim. 6:16 states: He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen.

Mortal eyes cannot bear the brightness of His Divine glory, and none can approach him UNLESS He is made known unto sinners in and by Christ. Thus, the solution to the matter of ridding the darkness from our lives is to draw closer to God through Jesus Christ.
Only then can we boldly join the Psalmist and say: “Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night . . .” Psalm 91:3

Often at funerals Psalms 23:4 is read: “Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”

Think about what the Holy Spirit is telling us. A shadow is harmless. It can only exist if the light is blocked by something. As we walk towards the light of the Lord Jesus there is no darkness ahead of us; only harmless shadows cowering behind us. And when we enter heaven we will be totally surrounded, immersed, and engulfed by the beautiful, brilliant, glorified light of His presence all around us with no shadows or darkness to be found.

It is foolhardy for a Christian to fear death and if we are not afraid of death, what supersedes it? God wants us to be free from all fear, confusion, chaos, dread, uncertainty, hopelessness, helplessness, and sin and to rest in His perfect peace, joy, and love. Allow Him to set you free today.

2 Corinthians 3:16

“But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into His image with intensifying glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit . . .”

Tomorrow I head overseas for a couple of weeks. Please, if you don’t mind pray for me to have a safe journey. I will have very limited access to technology of any kind so if you want to write me a nasty letter now would be the perfect time. LOL! I won’t have to read it.

Have a great weekend and go to church this Sunday!

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What is Antifa?

August 31 2017 – Click here to listen

There is much in the news about Antifa (pronounced An-tee-fa). What the heck is it.

By now you have seen and news clips of black clad thugs wearing masks and brandishing weapons used to beat anyone who disagrees with them. It is mostly a collection of communists, (yes, we still have communists in this country), anarchists, (a person who rebels against any authority, established order, or ruling power), and extreme left-wing socialists. They are militant leftists, or occasionally far leftists and radical leftists who commit to acts of violence against those on the Right side of the political spectrum regardless of whether they are 80 years old, a woman, or whatever.

If you are not one of them you will be beaten up.

What is their goal? Though they claim they are antifascists, they themselves exhibit all of the traits of fascists which is in part to destroy freedom of speech in America. They are terrorist thugs who operate in gangs beating men and women at any gathering they dislike.

Most Democrat politicians, RINOS and powerful people in the left-wing media refuse to condemn their violent tactics, but Nancy Pelosi shocked the nation by coming out with a strong condemnation and denunciation of them this week after they attacked peaceful free speech participants in a rally at Berkeley.

So why is this important to you?

Because our country is moving toward censorship of thoughts that oppose the politically correct slant. So, if the Bible is not deemed as being politically correct, which it definitely is not, then perhaps it will be banned. Maybe the doors will burst open during your next church service and thugs dressed in black will charge in and begin hitting people with hammers and baseball bats.

Why is all speech including hate speech protected by the First Amendment?

Hmmm . . . Who determines what speech should be considered hate speech? Many on the left think if your religious views label homosexuality as wrong and marriage being ordained by God as a union between one woman and one man is hate speech. The same with opposition to abortion. There are those who think Muslims and their beliefs are barbaric. It continues but you get the picture so I will not belabor it. The question is who gets to determine what is hate speech and what is not?

Free speech is essential to a free country and democracy. That’s why we need to urge our legislators to grow some “courage” and speak out against Antifa criminals and neo Nazis alike. Otherwise we will be facing a one world government controlled by some dictator, ergo an anti-Christ, who will dictate how we worship, what we believe, or what we can say. Just take a look at Venezuela, Cuba, North Korea, China, or Iran and ask yourself how you’d like to be a Christian in one of those countries.

Can it happen here? Yes, it can, and eventually it will according to the Bible. The world will be ruled by a one world government and all those globalists and open border advocates will in the end be triumphant.

Personally, I want to hold it off as long as possible. Join me in writing letters to leaders in government, law enforcement, prosecutors, judicial and all forms of media and demand that these terrorist thugs be put behind bars today.

Remember your kids and grandkids. We’ve already left this world in a big enough mess for them already with debt, wars, sinking morality, and so on; don’t let their freedom of speech and religious liberty be denied to them too . . .

Although this may sound disheartening just remember that though we may lose some battles, the LORD will lead us to victory once and for all. Never be afraid.

Rev. 19:11

Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems, and he has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty . . .

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Ignore it and it will go away

August 30 2017 – Click here to listen

So yesterday I along with many others exposed Joel Osteen’s awful response to Hurricane Harvey victims who so badly needed help. Later that day the church finally opened the facility to survivors and began their sophisticated crisis and damage control campaign. And now he is on television grinning his grin and portraying himself as taking the lead on the recovery effort and muttering “We just need to bless each other.” – Ugh! – Gag a maggot.

I’m glad he now sees the light; however, I believe all who criticized him at the time were entirely justified in so doing. The gist of their claim initially was that no one could get to them and there was a “huge” convention center right down the street that was better equipped to handle victims and they should go there.

Hmmm . . .  If no one could get to his facility how could they get to one right down the street?

According to reports the catastrophic scene and flooding in Houston forced over 200,000 people from their homes and 10,000 survivors streamed into and filled the convention center to TWICE its capacity. The center has a capacity of 5,000.

I feel it was a lame thing for any Christian or church to do and said so. As expected a reader wrote to lecture me about it. She said in part:

“When we see a brother sin, we are to PRAY for him and not to TALK ABOUT him. The Body of Christ is killing one another with their words. The Bible tells us to COVER the sins of others and not to tell everyone about them . . . ” She went on to amplify her point, but this was her main argument.

I have studied the Bible for nearly 50 years now, and it is interesting when people cherry pick parts of it to justify what they believe, or have been taught throughout their lives. In fact, the strongest language ever used by Jesus was aimed at the Pharisees, who happened to be the most religious leaders on the face of the earth at the time. Check out Matthew 33 – You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape the sentence of hell? Matthew 23 – Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the kingdom of heaven in men’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let in those who wish to enter . . . On another occasion, He actually took a whip and drove the money changers and others who were making money off the church by selling sacrificial doves etc. from the temple.

Jesus did not COVER their sins, He EXPOSED them. We aren’t supposed to TALK ABOUT IT? Just yesterday I read about one of the highest-ranking officials in the Catholic Church who stated that he would “rather go to prison” than report pedophilia to police. Australia’s most powerful clergy, Archbishop of Melbourne Denis Hart, said he’s prepared to be jailed for failing to report child sex abuse by pedophile priests. He went on to insist that sexual abuse was “a spiritual encounter with God through the priest” and was “of a higher order” than criminal law. Read more at:

http://www.neonnettle.com/news/2573-catholic-archbishop-i-d-rather-go-to-prison-than-report-child-abuse-to-police-

Archbishop Denis Hart says he’d rather go to prison than report pedophilia to police
© Neon Nettle.

So, are we to COVER this up and just PRAY about it because he is a religious leader? Ignore it and it will go away? Those people who call for tolerance and quote “judge not” out of context are not using sound thinking. Claiming grace and forgiveness doesn’t mean you can be a jerk or a criminal.

It is God’s Word that makes the judgment on morality and truth, not our own opinions or theories. Thus, we should go to the Bible and read it in context and make determinations that guide our actions.

This archbishop who thinks he doesn’t have to report pedophiles should indeed be put in prison. If they put him in general population he might just be forced to walk around in pink hot pants getting someone his coffee and maybe then he will see how well he likes being raped multiple times a day by sweaty men. He might altogether have a different view of pedophiles and their innocent little child victims after that.

Unsubscribe if you like, but I’ll keep right on exposing this type of thing. And as I said yesterday, God help me for some of my thoughts and my bad temper, that is most definitely not helping the image of Christians either. I struggle with my temper, but I don’t apologize in the least about exposing Joel Osteen or Archbishop Hart.

Ephesians 5:11

“Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them”

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Shaming the good name of Jesus

August 29 2017 – Click here to listen

I’ve been reading about mega-millionaire Joel Osteen’s refusal to open the doors of his mega church to victims of Hurricane Harvey. As of this morning he still refuses to allow anyone in Houston into his massive stadium/church to find refuge. This in spite of forecasters predicting an additional 20” of rain on the way. Instead he tweeted that his huge congregation should pray for the victims. As one might imagine the twitter universe responded with vehement condemnation of him, and his tweet. Make no mistake this is another nail in the Christian brand’s coffin.

Give me a break. Yes, we all should pray, but for crying out loud pray while you’re walking. Providing warm dry shelter in his mega arena along with some food and clothing would go a long way in demonstrating what the ministry of Jesus is all about. Maybe he could even invest some of his personal wealth which is over $100 million in funding the effort.

Osteen’s church facility courtesy of Breitbart News

Of course, Joel might have a hard time empathizing with people who are cold, tired, hungry, and soaking wet. I suppose he’s quite comfortable watching events unfold on his big screen TV in his mansion located a few miles away.

Osteen’s luxurious mansion courtesy Breitbart News

To me this epitomizes what is wrong with so many mega-pastors in the organized religion community. This enrages me to the point that I’d like to knock that silly grin off his face. (I know – I know  – that’s unchristian too, but it just burns me up to have someone who could offer so much help, steadfastly refuse to do so.) I suppose he doesn’t want his hallowed church grounds soiled by the muddy rabble whose lives have been shattered, many of whom are now homeless and devoid of any possession aside from their very lives.

Yes, by all means we should pray for these victims, but we also need to donate money and volunteer whatever resources we can. This is not a government responsibility. It is the church’s responsibility to help these people. Donate to the Salvation Army, Samaritan’s purse, or the charity of your choice. If you live in the vicinity and have a boat or jet ski, quickly get to the affected areas and start rescuing people. Do something!

Jesus was asked a question by a lawyer as described in Luke 10:25

And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”  . . .

Jesus answered as He often did by telling a story or parable. It is about a traveler who is stripped of clothing, beaten, and left half dead by robbers alongside the road. First a priest and then a Levite comes by, but both cross the street to avoid the injured man. Finally, a Samaritan happened upon the traveler. Samaritans were despised by the Jews, but the Samaritan helps the injured man.

In response to the question as to whom should be loved, Jesus indicated that the neighbor in the parable is the despised Samaritan who showed mercy to the injured man.

Hey Joel, if we are told by Jesus to love our enemy, shouldn’t we love our non-enemy neighbors and help them out a little?

Please put your busy lives on pause for a moment to write a check. And yes pray . . .

Gal. 5:14

For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

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Not the intent

August 28 2017 – Click here to listen

How do you help someone who will not help themselves?

I just finished reading a true story about a woman who was raised as a preacher’s kid. I was utterly amazed at the patience and love her parents demonstrated toward their daughter. She was unbelievably promiscuous at a very young age and throughout her life. She combined her uninhibited sexual desires with drugs and alcohol and went on to become a serious drug addict to include using crack cocaine for some 28 years.

I can understand loving your kids. I love mine more than life itself; however, my love for them was (and still is) a tough love, and when I saw any of them heading down a dark path, I stepped in and demonstrated that tough love in no uncertain fashion.

This lady’s parents were what I call enablers. They provided food, money, clothing, shelter, vehicles, and other material needs off and on throughout her life. The desire of parents is to help their children; unfortunately, what they exhibited towards her was akin to pouring gas on a fire. It enabled her to keep going in the same direction. Unfortunately, sometimes the only way to help someone is for them to reach absolute bottom with no one to help, and nowhere to look, but UP!

Christians are especially susceptible to falling into this trap. It seems no pattern of bad behavior is unacceptable, and they cherry pick various biblical verses to support their thought process. Sanctuary churches are one example. Seldom do they consider that by helping people who have entered our country illegally, hurts others. They take jobs away from legal citizens, many of whom migrated here legally; in many cases they protect dangerous criminals that prey on our citizens; and they put a burden on an already overburdened social services. Perhaps worst of all they encourage others to make the dangerous trip to enter our country illegally. All too often along the way those who attempt it are robbed, raped, and often die and are left in the desert to rot by cartels that are enriching themselves.

Nonetheless too many Christians think they are helping them by enabling them.

This same logic can be applied to those in this country who want to provide food stamps to one and all. I read an interesting blurb about this from a reader recently:

“The Food Stamp Program, administered by the US. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever – 46 million people now receive Food Stamps.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us, ‘Please Do Not Feed the Animals.’ Their stated reason for the policy is because “The animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.”

Misplaced acts of “kindness” have created a class of people who are trapped in poverty for life and are slaves to our government, totally dependent upon it for food and housing. Oh – And never mind the burden it puts on our taxpayers. Yeah, someone always has to pay for the desires of enablers.

Anyone who has read and studied the Bible knows that God did not intend for us to be enablers. Yes, He wants us to extend kindness and compassion to one another and have mercy on those widows, the disabled, disaster survivors, and the extremely poor among us, but He never intended for able bodied people to sit around on their fat butts eating, drinking, talking on their free cellphone, and refusing to work.

  • 2 Thess. 3;10 – “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”
  • Proverbs 19:24 – The sluggard buries his hand in the dish and will not even bring it back to his mouth.
  • Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.
  • Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, O sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. Without having any chief, officer, or ruler, she prepares her bread in summer and gathers her food in harvest. How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest . . .

Those who deserve help are another story. For example, the victims of Hurricane Harvey need our help and they need it now. Christians should and will rise to that occasion. I know I will make my donation through the Salvation Army. It is an admirable thing to offer a helping hand to those to whom it is due.

Proverbs 3:27

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.

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Let the winner beware

August 25 2017 – Click here to listen

I bought a lottery ticket for the $700 million-dollar lottery the other night. Of course, I didn’t win, but the lady who did win is in for a rude awakening. Her financial security is now taken care of, but her problems are just beginning. The sharks smell blood and are swimming her way in an all-out effort to get their hands on her money. Family, “friends”, acquaintances, lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, charities, churches, wannabe entrepreneurs, bachelors, will all come to her with tin cup in hand.

I got a taste of it when I sold my company Horizon Software. We netted $75 million dollars and I received a ton of publicity for having gone from homeless drug-addict to multi-millionaire. Little did I imagine the many problems that it would create. MSNBC broke my story on the Internet and the next morning it was generating 180,000 hits an hour and quickly was picked up by other news outlets to be circulated all over the world.

Greedy grifters used every scheme imaginable to try and lie their way into my office to make their pitch at getting money. Women were sending me photos telling me that they wanted to marry me, (some of them looked pretty darn good too.)

Ugh! It was nauseating to observe those few folks slick enough to succeed in talking their way into my office for an appointment. They were so-o-o-o sincere. Then when all the flattery, feigned friendship, and admiration for my love of Christ was exhausted, they would spring their real reason for being there and it had nothing to do with thinking the world of me or wanting to sit at me knee and receive advice on how they too could earn millions, or congratulate me on my ministry efforts. They merely wanted an opportunity to make a pitch to me to give them money. (Churches and charities were by far the worst.)

In my case, I’d had a history of being betrayed all my life. As a young man, the girl I loved and had asked to marry me, ended up betraying me with my own brother and five of his friends while I was out of town. Early in my career when I was struggling to get started, I was sued by family over money that was due to my wife from an inheritance. She ultimately was cheated out of her small inheritance by her own family with lawyers getting her share. I had a 7-year employee whom I loved like a son and who was actually entrusted with a key to my house, who led a ring of employees to embezzle a million dollars from one of my businesses. It took me seven long years to get over that betrayal.

I could go on but you get the picture.

Even with all of those early life bad experiences of being betrayed by true loves, family, friends, lawyers and so forth and as a result being wary as a sage coyote, after I sold that company, I still got taken for a ride more than once.

So, the lady who just won the lotto is now embarking on a disgusting look at the greed of humanity and I would hazard to guess she is ill prepared for it. Her husband recently died and she appears to be a lamb ready for the slaughter. I’m sure by now her phone has been changed and she has gone into hiding and I pray her days will be insulated from the pain.

I’ve told people for years that money is not really what people think it is. Yes, it does provide financial security and ends the financial struggle and nice things are…well…nice, but after the trinkets are bought they quickly lose their luster. More houses, cars, boats, or planes don’t bring the enjoyment one would think. Why do you think so many celebrities and wealthy tycoons are so miserable? Because money truly cannot buy happiness.

The Bible states that the love of money is the root of all evil. I believe that. It brings out the absolute worst in people. King Solomon had it all and spent a lifetime trying to find peace through his money and the power that it provides. He couldn’t find it in his 800 wives or concubines, his immense palaces, vineyards, fine horses and stables, proverbs, songs, feasts, adoring followers. Our lives can never be fulfilled by material things or anything in this world. At the end of his life he described the only thing that really matters in this life in very eloquent terms.

Eccl. 12:13

The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.

Have a great weekend and go to church this Sunday!

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What is your name?

August 24 2017 – Click here to listen

So, ESPN pulled an Asian American football commentator because his name is Robert Lee and that is too close to Robert E. Lee the famous confederate general to suit them. The liberals that run ESPN wouldn’t want to appear to be politically incorrect and dare offend anyone now would they.

Now the Antifa inspired mob is busily defacing, destroying, and forcing the removal of statues of Christopher Columbus. Yes, the same guy that led his three ships – the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, to discover America in 1492.

Huh?

What did he do?

Apparently, the liberals don’t like the way he managed his life in 1492. Makes one wonder what or whom is next. I suppose anyone and everyone past or present who does not fit the mold of the perfectly modern politically correct image they have is now fair game. Even an Asian American cannot have the same name as a confederate soldier who lived in the 1800’s.

What’s your name?

Egad!

Guess what is happening in Washington D.C.? Infamous NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick who refused to stand for the National Anthem at NFL games last year will make it into Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Of course, conservative longtime Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas has been denied that honor. The NAACP is also marching around and around NFL headquarters trying to force them to convince a team to hire Kaepernick.

Where were they when Clarence Thomas was being confirmed to the Supreme Court? Fighting it tooth and nail because they don’t like his thoughts.

God help this once great land of freedom. I wonder if the “sleeping giant” will ultimately arise in America or if people will lay on their couches slumbering away. Is this the beginning of the end of freedom? Will we join the roles of the rest of the countries who are heading down the socialist/communist road to slavery?

Why is this important to Christians? Because Americans are being deliberately propagandized to think that the Bible is nothing but hate speech towards gays, abortionists, and anarchists and those who believe it are terrorists waiting in the wing. Just look at other countries such as the Netherlands, UK and Canada that are already locking up Christians for preaching, not to mention communist countries like China that are executing them.

We know that Christians are loving, caring people who have real concern for everyone just like Jesus, but those in control of the media portray a lie straight out of hell. For example, if we try to get the side of abortion that states it is wrong to kill an unborn child for convenience distributed on social media it will likely be blocked by Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. They control all of mainstream and social media.

If you are concerned, write your representatives and tell them you are concerned about free speech protection and the destruction of our cultural history. If not, then don’t say a word when they come to your house and remove your Bible and other books they don’t like to be burned.

Think it can’t happen?

Books and writings deemed “un-German” are burned at the Opernplatz. Berlin, Germany, May 10, 1933 — National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.

Evil people can destroy every vestige of history, but no one can keep it from repeating itself.

2 Tim. 3:2

For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,

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