Thursday, December 18, 2014

Communist Rules for Revolution




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Communist Rules for Revolution!!!

A) Corrupt the young; get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness.
B) Get control of ALL means of publicity, thereby:
1)Get people’s minds off their government by focusing their attention on athletics, sexy books and plays and other trivialities.
2) Divide the people into hostile groups by constantly harping on controversial matters of no importance.
3) Destroy the people’s faith in their natural leaders by holding them up to contempt and ridicule.
4)Always preach true democracy, but SEIZE POWER as fast and as ruthlessly as possible.
5) By ENCOURAGING Government extravagance, destroy its credit, produce fear of inflation with rising prices and general discontent.
6) Promote unnessary strikes in vital industry, encourage civil disorders and foster a lenient and soft attitude on the part of the government toward such disorders.
7) By specious [fair-seeming but deceptive] argument, cause the breakdown of old moral virtues, honesty and sobriety.
C) Cause the restriction of ALL firearms on some pretext with a view of CONFISCATING them and leaving the population helpless (Don McAlvany, “America’s Road to Ruin,” The McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, December 1990, P.1).

There are two phases to GUN confiscation:

1) disarm the military;
2)disarm the civilian population. After these have been accomplished, then the Socialist/Communist can move into the streets of America with NO opposition.

DISARMING THE MILITARY

President Bill Clinton stood outside the London Embassy of the U.S. in 1969 and called for TOTAL DISARMAMENT of America. Have his political views ever changed? Or other presidents since 1909? Let the FACTS speak! ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. What did he [and other presidents] do since coming into the presidency?




Watch You Therefore!

By Richard Goff
September 13, 2014

King David said in Psalm 39:1 “I said I will take heed” which means pay attention. He was saying I will watch my ways: “So that I will not sin with my tongue”.
Why would we need to Watch Our Ways in Life? The book of Proverbs 4:23-27 tells why.
23) Keep your heart (guard and watch it with all diligence) because out of it flows the issues of life.
24) Put away from you a forward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
25) Let your eyes look straight ahead.
26) Ponder or consider carefully the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.
27) Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove your foot from evil.

We need to watch where we are going in life so we do not drift off the path of our Heavenly Fathers Perfect Will for our life! When we pay attention we can avoid the evil snares that this world has in many different forms waiting for us. Many examples have been written about in biblical History of those who were not paying attention and as a result they fell into the bondage of sin. Even the tiniest sin will always destroy all that is pure and good. These examples were written as a warning so that we do not fall into the same trap as Eve, Ahab, Sampson, Solomon, and many others. Common sense tells us that it pays to be watching and paying attention to everything we do in living our daily lives! We should be alert and watchful: when driving a car, crossing the street, on the job, in our marriage, family and all other relationships and perhaps the most important area to watch is that of our Spiritual Walk and Relationship with God the Father and His Son!
Watch is defined as the act of giving your attention to someone or something, the act of keeping awake, to guard or protect a state of alert, continuous attention. To be alertly on the lookout: close observation.
Brethren: are you Watching diligently, Your time in the bible, Your prayer life, Your attitude, Your words, Your thoughts; How you show Love and treat others, just to name a few. Believers are told in Luke 21: 36 to Watch and Pray always. In Mark 13: 35-37 Jesus tells us why it is so important to be Sober and Vigilant as we watch our Spiritual lives everyday!
35) Watch you therefore: for you do not know when the master of the house will return: at even, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing or in the morning.
36) Lest suddenly he comes and finds you sleeping.
37) and what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch!

Are you watching? The cares of this life can distract us and at times overwhelm us if we are not focused and diligent in our daily pursuit of our Heavenly Father! Watch to make sure you are actively showing Love for God and your neighbor every day! Jesus himself further summed up our purpose when he was asked by a lawyer, “Which is the greatest commandment in the law?” And Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with your entire mind. This is the great and foremost commandment and a second is like it. You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend the whole law and the prophets.” Matthew 22:36-40 Jesus got to the bottom line of what life is all about. We are first to love God with all our heart – and then our neighbor as our self. These relationships should be at the top of our watch list daily.
Our love for God will be manifested in our devotion and obedience to Him. (John 14:23 “If you love me keep my commandments.”) That devotion must include prioritizing our daily schedule so we seek Him first! Yes, we absolutely must study, pray, meditate upon God’s Word on a regular basis or we are not showing love toward God. Also, this devotion we have towards God will (if it is real) find its outward expression in loving one another. The love we show our neighbor validates whether our devotion to God is genuine. I John 4:20-21 tells us: “For anyone who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God, whom he has not seen.” And He has given us the command: “Whoever loves God must also love his brother.” Remember love is displayed in our words and actions. Is there anyone we do not love? If there is, are we not then saying to God, I do not love you enough to love that person?
We must be willing to do those things that love dictates (contained in I Corinthians 13) in every one of our relationships and encounters in life. Romans 13:10commands us that we must do no harm to our neighbor. We must meet our neighbor’s needs and forgive our neighbor’s wrongs against us. We must put his interests before our own and we must reach out and embrace our brother in Christ. All of this is only possible as we, through faith, depend on the Holy Spirit, who works in us to will and to act according to his good purpose. Are there any people in your life you do not show love to in word, thought or action? God requires that we change immediately, if there are.
Where does your friendship and relationship stand with our Heavenly Father? What words would He use to describe your walk with Him? Close intimate friend, or casual acquaintance? The answer to these questions will always be revealed in your daily use of the time God has given you! Are you devoted to Prayer, Praise, Study, and Meditation upon His Holy Word? You must be committed in this fashion to truly be called a friend of God. You must have a daily time with Him alone. Just you, devoted to Him. That is how you get to know your Heavenly Father. Nothing can take the place of your own personal daily communication with God through His Word and prayer.
Brethren: we must put our own eyes in daily contact with the Scriptures! It is during these times of personal reading, study and meditation that we receive the encouragement, instruction and strength to meet each day’s challenges. By saturating our lives with God’s Word on a daily basis we will receive the supernatural strength and peace that only His living and powerful words can give us! We can’t depend on others for our nourishment. Personal growth in intimacy with our Heavenly Father can only come when you let the Holy Spirit make the scriptures come alive for you personally on a regular daily basis. It is not good enough to rely on what you did last month, last year or five years ago. Our Heavenly Father is looking for hearts that are devoted to Him daily. God expects an attitude of diligence, zeal, devotion and dedication. We are not expected to be perfect, but we certainly are expected to show passion, desire, and effort as we seek God with all of our Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind!
Be a man or woman after the Fathers own heart and follow the example of King David in Psalm 63:1;8. He would watch each morning to make sure he was feeding his soul and drawing close to his Heavenly Father.

1) “O God, thou art my God: early will I seek thee: my soul thirsts for thee, my flesh longs for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is:
8) My soul follows hard after thee: thy right hand upholds me”.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

God is Not Mocked




God is Not Mocked

A Christmas Gift of Thanks
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all.
- Galatians 6:10 (NRSV)
When one of our church members was ringing the bell for the Salvation Army at the grocery store, a homeless man approached the kettle and noticed the sign stating that the bell-ringers were from our church. The homeless man asked, “What church is that?” The bell-ringer pointed toward our building a couple of blocks down the street. The homeless man pulled a few coins from his pocket, dropped them into the kettle and said, “They’ve been pretty good to me.”
That man’s gift to the Salvation Army was also a beautiful gift to each of us who share in the mission of making God’s love real through our church. He spoke for people whose names we will never know and whose faces we may never see, who would speak the same words of gratitude for this church and its ministries in our city and around the world.
God’s love that became flesh in Jesus continues to become flesh whenever any of us help those in need with our prayers, presence, gifts, and service.
The Author
James A. Harnish (Florida, USA)
Thought for the Day
Jesus becomes flesh in us when we help those in need.
Prayer
Dear God, may we never grow weary in showing your love to others through our words and deeds. As Jesus taught us, we pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matt. 6:9-13, NIV). Amen.

Galatians 6 King James Version (KJV)
Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

Matthew Henry's Commentary
Galatians 6: 7-10
V. Here is a caution to take heed of mocking God, or of deceiving ourselves, by imagining that he can be imposed upon by mere pretensions or professions (v. 7): Be not deceived, God is not mocked. This may be considered as referring to the foregoing exhortation, and so the design of it is to convince those of their sin and folly who endeavoured by any plausible pretences to excuse themselves from doing their duty in supporting their ministers: or it may be taken in a more general view, as respecting the whole business of religion, and so as designed to take men off from entertaining any vain hopes of enjoying its rewards while they live in the neglect of its duties. The apostle here supposes that many are apt to excuse themselves from the work of religion, and especially the more self-denying and chargeable parts of it, though at the same time they may make a show and profession of it; but he assures them that this their way is their folly, for, though hereby they may possibly impose upon others, yet they do but deceive themselves if they think to impose upon God, who is perfectly acquainted with their hearts as well as actions, and, as he cannot be deceived, so he will not be mocked; and therefore, to prevent this, he directs us to lay down as a rule to ourselves, That whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap; or that according as we behave ourselves now, so will our account be in the great day. Our present time is seed-time: in the other world there will be a great harvest; and, as the husbandman reaps in the harvest according as he sows in the seedness, so we shall reap then as we sow now. And he further informs us (v. 8) that, as there are two sorts of seedness, sowing to the flesh and sowing to the Spirit, so accordingly will the reckoning be hereafter: If we sow to the flesh, we shall of the flesh reap corruption. If we sow the wind, we shall reap the whirlwind. Those who live a carnal sensual life, who instead of employing themselves to the honour of God and the good of others, spend all their thoughts, and care, and time, about the flesh, must expect no other fruit of such a course than corruption—a mean and short-lived satisfaction at present, and ruin and misery at the end of it. But, on the other hand, those who sow to the Spirit, who under the guidance and influence of the Spirit do live a holy and spiritual life, a life of devotedness to God and of usefulness and serviceableness to others, may depend upon it that of the Spirit they shall reap life everlasting—they shall have the truest comfort in their present course, and an eternal life and happiness at the end of it. Note, Those who go about to mock God do but deceive themselves. Hypocrisy in religion is the greatest folly as well as wickedness, since the God we have to do with can easily see through all our disguises, and will certainly deal with us hereafter, not according to our professions, but our practices.
VI. Here is a further caution given us, not to be weary in well doing, v. 9. As we should not excuse ourselves from any part of our duty, so neither should we grow weary in it. There is in all of us too great a proneness to this; we are very apt to flag and tire in duty, yea to fall off from it, particularly that part of it to which the apostle has here a special regard, that of doing good to others. This therefore he would have us carefully to watch and guard against; and he gives this very good reason for it, because in due season we shall reap, if we faint not, where he assures us that there is a recompence of reward in reserve for all who sincerely employ themselves in well doing; that this reward will certainly be bestowed on us in the proper season—if not in this world, yet undoubtedly in the next; but then that it is upon supposition that we faint not in the way of our duty; if we grow weary of it, and withdraw from it, we shall not only miss of this reward, but lose the comfort and advantage of what we have already done; but, if we hold on and hold out in well-doing, though our reward may be delayed, yet it will surely come, and will be so great as to make us an abundant recompence for all our pains and constancy. Note, Perseverance in well-doing is our wisdom and interest, as well as our duty, for to this only is the reward promised.

VII. Here is an exhortation to all Christians to do good in their places ( v. 10): As we have therefore an opportunity, &c. It is not enough that we be good to others, if we would approve ourselves to be Christians indeed. The duty here recommended to us is the same that is spoken of in the foregoing verses; and, as there the apostle exhorts us to sincerity and perseverance in it, so here he directs us both as to the objects and rule of it. 1. The objects of this duty are more generally all men. We are not to confine our charity and beneficence within too narrow bounds, as the Jews and judaizing Christians were apt to do, but should be ready to extend it to all who partake of the same common nature with us, as far as we are capable and they stand in need of us. But yet, in the exercise of it, we are to have a special regard to the household of faith, or to those who profess the same common faith, and are members of the same body of Christ, with us: though others are not to be excluded, yet these are to be preferred. The charity of Christians should be extensive charity: but yet therein a particular respect is to be had to good people. God does good to all, but in an especial manner he is good to his own servants; and we must in doing good be followers of God as dear children. 2. The rule which we are to observe in doing good to others is as we have opportunity, which implies, (1.) That we should be sure to do it while we have opportunity, or while our life lasts, which is the only season wherein we are capable of doing good to others. If therefore we would behave ourselves aright in this matter, we must not, as too many do, neglect it in our life-time, and defer it till we come to die, under a pretence of doing something of this nature then: for, as we cannot be sure that we shall then have an opportunity for it, so neither, if we should, have we any ground to expect that what we do will be so acceptable to God, much less that we can atone for our past neglects by leaving something behind us for the good of others, when we can no longer keep it ourselves. But we should take care to do good in our life-time, yea, to make this the business of our lives. And, (2.) That we be ready to improve every opportunity for it: we should not content ourselves in having done some good already; but, whenever fresh occasions offer themselves, as far as our capacity reaches we should be ready to embrace them too, for we are directed to give a portion to seven and also to eight, Eccl. xi. 2. Note, [1.] As God has made it our duty to do good to others, so he takes care in his providence to furnish us with opportunities for it. The poor we have always with us, Matt. xxvi. 11. [2.] Whenever God gives us an opportunity of being useful to others, he expects we should improve it, according to our capacity and ability. [3.] We have need of godly wisdom and discretion to direct us in the exercise of our charity or beneficence, and particularly in the choice of the proper objects of it; for, though none who stand in need of us are to be wholly overlooked, yet there is a difference to be made between some and others.