Pick a Side!

Exo 32:26 So Moses stood at the gate of the camp and shouted, “Everyone who is on the LORD’s side come over here!”

Many of us are watching the news each day, trying to keep up with the many, many changes that are taking place. This one is leaving, that one is coming, this new policy, that new executive order. It can all be mind blowing if you let it. But we must keep one thing in mind in the midst of all the chaos, “Which side are you on?”

Whether you agree with all that President Trump is doing or not, we must stand as one nation united under God, or our enemies will come in and destroy us. Time and time again in the Old Testament, when the children of Israel would lose their focus on the things that matter, their enemies from all around would come and destroy them, take them captive, or lead them into bondage. There is a price for not showing a united front, all under the only True God.

In the news today, we heard of the Attorney General deciding she was not on our side. Whether you agree with him or not, you are put there to do a job. If you are not going to do that job, YOU GOTTA GO! You’re Fired!

I love that we now have a president who is not afraid to step up, clean out, and do what needs to be done. He is like the Tasmanian Devil, plowing through this country, righting every wrong that has been left undone for the past 8 years. One thing you can definitely say is he is keeping his campaign promises. He is not wasting time. He does not care who he offends. He is there to do a job, and he is going to do it.

What about you? Where do you stand? Just like President Trump, weeding out all the impostors around him, our God has promised there will come a day, when he will separate the wheat from the chaff. How is your heart today? Jesus tells us that all will know that we are His disciples by one thing. It isn’t the license plate on our car, or the pretty bible case we carry to church. He is looking for love. As He has loved us, we are to love others.

Ouch! That kind of smarts doesn’t it? We can get so caught up on social media that we are slinging words with the best of them. But when we do that, can they feel our love? When we pick fights and provoke and taunt, do people see us and say, “that must be one of His!”

We need to pray for President Trump and this nation. We must stand in love, pray in love, and continue to support him and trust his decisions. Let us be Christians first; American citizens in love with a Savior second!

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Foreign gods in a Holy Nation

Jeremiah 19:5
5 “They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:”

We have all undoubtedly read passages in the Bible about the false gods in ancient times. From Genesis when Rachel stole her fathers idols, to Kings where Elijah challenges the prophets of Baal, all the way to the New Testament times when Paul found the inscription “to the unknown god”.

False gods, idols, baal, ect. There are many names for the many different gods in the world. The Egyptians worshiped many gods, including:

  1. Hapi- Egyptian God of the Nile (Plague 1: Water turned to blood)
  2. Heket- Egyptian Goddess of Fertility, Water, Renewal. This one had the head of a frog. (Plage 2: Frogs)
  3. Geb- Egyptian God of the Earth. (Plague 3: Dust turns to gnats)
  4. Khepri- Egyptian God of creation, movement of the Sun, rebirth. Had the head of a fly. (Plague 4: swarms of flies)
  5. Hathor-Egyptian Goddess of Love and Protection. Had the head of a cow. (Plague 5: Death of cows and livestock)
  6. Isis- Egyptian Goddess of Medicine and Peace. (Plague 6: Boils and Sores)
  7. Nut- Egyptian Goddess of the Sky. (Plague 7: Hail rained down as fire)
  8. Seth- Egyptian God of Storms and Disorder. Plague 8: Locusts from the sky)
  9. Ra- The Sun God. (Plague 9: Complete Darkness 3 days)
  10. Pharaoh- The Ultimate Power of Egypt. (Plague 10: Death of firstborn)

http://www.stat.rice.edu/~dobelman/Dinotech/10_Eqyptian_gods_10_Plagues.pdf

In every one of the plagues of Egypt, God proved that He is the only one, true God. Not only is He the only God, but He is also a very jealous God! God does not want to share the affection and worship of His people with anything or anybody.

23Take care, lest you forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make a carved image, the form of anything that the LORD your God has forbidden you. 24For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

You may say, “Yeah Yeah, false gods, idols. That is not a problem in the civilized world, the United States.” But sadly, our world is sprinting toward the wrath of God, invoking his hot displeasure by reviving the false gods of Bible times, in America.

 

I was very upset last year when I read about the Archway of Baal being erected in New York City. No this is not a joke, its not fake news, and its not some hyper-religion nut making things up!

 

http://www.wnd.com/2016/09/the-harbinger-of-baal-appears-in-nyc/

 

This is a replica of the 50 ft. archway that stood in Palmyra, standing in the most influential city of the United States! What kind of message does this send to our God? We are a Christian nation, founded on the Bible, and standing under the protection of Jehovah Nissi.

Have we forgotten those 10 commandments we learned in Sunday School all those years ago? No other gods before me, no graven images, ect?

Have we forgotten that we serve a very jealous God, who demonstrated His love and power every time Israel began to stray to the idols of the nations around them?

Let us bind together, in one mind, and one accord, and turn to God in repentance for our nation. That is the only way we can make America Great Again!

 

God Bless!

Anti-Jesus Mania in America

As I follow along with the news, and social media, and listening to people talk in general, I have noticed a change in the atmosphere lately. It seems to me, that people have went from being indifferent to God, Jesus, and religion, to a point where they are outspoken against the very name of Jesus Christ!

I see posts that make my blood run cold, knowing they are provoking the fiery wrath of Almighty God!  Here are a few examples from my world. . . .

“Most pro-lifers make their decisions based on religion. Jesus was gods son. God has a plan for everyone. Jesus was killed and god did not intervene. Therefore, god aborted his son at 396 months.”

“Christianity in America is the only industry that is 100% free from regulations and 100% free from taxes. Easy money! Sell God on Sunday morning tv. “

I just wonder how America, a nation formed on Biblical principals, has fallen so far from the Truth?

The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.3 John Adams

Samuel AdamsSIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE; “FATHER OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION”; RATIFIER OF THE U. S. CONSTITUTION; GOVERNOR OF MASSACHUSETTSI . . . [rely] upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins.9

 

Congress, 1854The great, vital, and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrines and the divine truths of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.24

 

Benjamin FranklinSIGNER OF THE DECLARATION; DIPLOMAT; PRINTER; SCIENTIST; SIGNER OF THE CONSTITUTION; GOVERNOR OF PENNSYLVANIAAs to Jesus of Nazareth, my opinion of whom you particularly desire, I think the system of morals and His religion as He left them to us, the best the world ever saw or is likely to see.29

 

Upon such a rich foundation of Christianity and Biblical beliefs, how have we fallen to such monumental lows? Our citizens of the United States now spit in the face of policemen, burn our American flag in the streets, and yell obscenities denouncing their citizenship!

 

The only path is a path back to the Truth. Jesus says in the book of John,

Joh 14:6  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

America, it is time to come together, not only as one nation under God, but also, a nation under ONE GOD, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ!