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As a parent, it is important to be proactive.  Most of us don’t like confrontation . . . but some things in life MUST be confronted.  Here’s the thing about confrontation:  the earlier you do it, the less of a ‘big deal’ it is.

Do you have a kid who is constantly asking to do things that you have to say ‘no’ to?  Do you then have to listen to them pitching a fit? Can I share some things I have learned as a former parent and former child?

I hope I am talking to someone who has a young child or preteen who is just starting to rebel.  The reason is, this can possibly be stopped in its tracks, before it gets out of hand.  Although not every child who rebels turns into a criminal and a drug addict . . . I would bet that nearly every criminal and drug addict started out by rebelling.  How tragic, that a lot of them could probably have been turned around early.

Here is what you need to understand: when your child comes and asks for your permission, it is pretty much a formality for them.  What they really want at that point, is just a rubber stamped seal of approval without any questions.  This is why they become so angry when you say ‘no’.

Here is why.  By the time your child comes to you for permission they have already considered the ‘opportunity’ they are being invited to participate in, have passed it through their own decision making process, and have then listened to the propaganda their friends give, in favor of it.

When they come to ask your permission they have already made up their mind that it is something they want to do.  Listen carefully–they are asking for your permission at this point, not your advice.

(Hear me out–I’m not going to say you should give in!!  I want to show what is happening . . . why the conflict is occurring. )

In order to short circuit this chain of events, you need to see the steps it goes through, so that you can stop it sooner.

  • The invitation is given  (who you allow your child to hang out with is going to be a big factor in the kind of invitations they get)
  • Your child considers the invitation, whether this is something they want to do
  • Your child’s conscience should react, if this is something they shouldn’t participate in
  • WHEN their conscience warns them, there are several paths they might choose.  Typically, they either:   1.  decide not to do it and don’t     2.  hesitate  (their uncertainty can invite pressure from their friends)     3.  push their conscience aside
  • If they hesitate, their friends persuade and pitch their propaganda in favor of doing it
  • Lastly, they ask permission

Kids are learning, in school, to use their own discernment and make their own decisions.  More and more, they are being encouraged to look to their peers for information and direction . . . and less and less are they being encouraged to ask their parents for wisdom.  In fact, some ‘educators’ purposely try to divorce children from their parents’ influence.  For these reasons it is IMPERATIVE that you teach your kids discernment!!

You need to be proactive and give your kids your guidance and opinions before they need them . . . because when they need them, paradoxically, they won’t ask for them or listen to them.  You need to teach them early so that they will ‘hear your voice in their head’ when they are faced with a decision.

I think, the best way to help correct your child’s bad decision making, is to go through this list and determine where the problem lies.  If you can correct the conditions that are causing your child to make the wrong choices, your child can instead learn to make wise choices.  After all, the best choice is a WISE choice that your child has made for him/herself!

The place to begin, is with your child’s conscience.  Does your child clearly know right from wrong, and good from bad?  What do you base these judgments on?  If you are a Christian, you should be teaching them, from the Bible, about what is right and wrong, good and bad.

There is so much emphasis in our culture on doing what seems right to you, or feels best to you, or what others are doing . . . there are probably MANY kids that don’t have a clear concept of right and wrong to anchor themselves too.  Make sure your child is securely anchored in truth!  Don’t just assume they know these things–start talking to them and find out what THEY think is right and wrong in different situations.

If they clearly know right from wrong, then it is critical to find out why they aren’t listening to their own conscience.  Is there a common thread to these incidents?  Does it usually involve a certain friends?  Is it something a particular authority figure is promoting?  Is it a fear of being different?

Make no mistake, bad company corrupts good character.  Sure, you may have a big confrontation over dis-allowing a certain friendship . . . but if this ‘friend’ is a negative influence on your child, you will be saving yourself many future confrontations and rebellion, and ultimately you may save your child’s life.  ‘Bad’ kids often go from bad to worse.  Don’t let them take your child along for the ride.

If the person who is pressuring your child is an adult–or worse, an authority figure, you may HAVE to confront that person. At the very least, you may have to rearrange things in your child’s life to eliminate, or minimize, that person’s authority over them.  God has placed you, as a parent, in the role of protector of your child.

This last one is going to be hard for some of you to hear.  If your child is afraid of being different, you are going to have to look at your own behavior.  In fact, for all of these possibilities you should consider your own behavior.  Do you have a sound basis for determining what is good and bad, right and wrong . . . or are you ‘wishy-washy’ about such things? Do you heed your own conscience? Do you allow yourself to be pressured by others, to do things you don’t want to do? Kids often model themselves after adults they look up to.  None of us is perfect.  We often grow alongside our children, it’s nothing to be ashamed of.

Anyways, back to peer pressure . . . peer pressure is another way of saying ‘fear of persecution’.  Here is another place for self examination . . . do you bend over backwards to make sure your child fits in?  If so, you may be (inadvertently) reinforcing their fear of persecution.  If you are a Christian parent, it is important that you equip your child to endure persecution . . . because Christians are promised that they will be persecuted.

Although a child’s rebellion can be exhausting and worrisome to deal with, it is something you CAN overcome. If you are constantly having confrontations with your child, it is usually a signal that something is wrong in their decision making process.

Identify your child’s weaknesses and help strengthen them in those areas.  What is manifesting as rebellion may be a lack of moral certainty, vulnerability to someone who is a bad influence, or fear of persecution.  You CAN help your child to overcome these vulnerabilities.

(The child that is TRULY a rebel is one that knows right from wrong but doesn’t care, and has no respect for [or fear of] authority or the opinions of others.  That is another story entirely, and probably requires a different type of help.  If you are struggling with that, please feel free to email me.)

Where are Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn now, and what do they have to do with anything . . . ?

William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn

where are they now?

Well, it looks like last month Bernardine was in Gaza, stirring up unrest.  Apparently, Bill and Bernardine are among the top supporters of the Free Gaza Movement.  In January they, along with the Free Gaza Movement, were stirring up riots in Egypt while attempting to cross the border into Gaza. Ali Abunimah was also there.

Ali Abunimah remembers Obama . . .

Palestinians ‘disappointed’ by Obama (Don’t be fooled–it was strategic, and politically expedient that Obama befriend the Jewish people to get into power–in order to pursue the goals of the Palestinians.  )

(Apparently Sen. John Kerry’s office has been meddling in the mess too.)

To tell you the truth, all this people research I’ve done in the past few days is something that I find boring.  But it’s necessary to look at.  I can talk to you all day long about plots, schemes, prophecies, and conspiracies–but the people involved are what connect them together.  The presence and power of satan bring the whole ‘Frankenstein’s monster’ to life.

I would be a perfectly content hermit, just living in the wilderness somewhere.  I don’t have much interest in people, or things.  I don’t write about these things because they fascinate me–like I said, they don’t.  I find it all repulsive.  That was the reason I even started blogging in the first place–to vent.

I am merely trying to solve the puzzle of Bible prophecies, and these are the pieces.   In my curiosity, I just had to know . . .   : \

Again, why is any of this worth mentioning?  Well, like I said last month:

‘satan/lucifer is provoking opposition, in the hearts of men, against all of God’s people’

–and this is where it ties in with prophecy.  Israel & Jerusalem are central to the end-times prophecies.  As with everything else, it is important to realize that things are not as they seem.

Here in America, we most likely do get a Jewish-biased news report.  But I don’t believe that an Arab-biased news report from elsewhere is going to be any more truthful.  What is important, is to follow the prophecies in Scripture, use discernment, and pray for wisdom–and even more discernment!

My feeling has been, that Obama wants a divided Israel, and a divided Jerusalem–and that he wants to be the one to claim credit for ‘bringing peace to the Middle East’.  He has been putting intense pressure on Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu, even to the point of childishly snubbing him for dinner after he would not agree to make concessions on settlements.  (As though the idea that America might not be backing them in their struggle with Iran wasn’t enough.)

Shortly thereafter, Obama’s friends Ayers & Dohrn go on a rabble rousing expedition to the Middle East.  About the same time, a subtle propaganda campaign begins, bringing the Palestinian ‘apartheid’ situation onto center stage.

After this comes the whole immature, rebellious, attention-seeking flotilla escapade–designed to further inflame public opinion against Israel by provoking their customary and predictable response.  Obviously, with the ongoing Iranian threat, Israel is not going to let their guard down.

This whole situation is ridiculous.  Ayers and Dohrn are just overgrown1960’s radicals who still seem to get a kick out of being rebellious.  What a pity they’ve decided to make Israel their new theater of operations!

Some may claim that ‘the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing’, but I say Obama and these rebels are still in cahoots.  The goal is to pressure and punish Israel (a sovereign country, may I remind you) until they bend and conform to Obama’s wishes.

Good grief–hasn’t Israel heard the new mantra we’re all supposed to be chanting:

‘What can I do to help President Obama . . . ?’

Understanding Obama

Who Really Pulls Obama’s Strings?

The Men Who Surround Him

I’m fairly certain everyone will find something to hate in this post.  Some of you may even write me off as a heretic–or evil–before you’ve finished reading.  But, I believe there are some things that need to be said.

Star of David

I am not an anti-Semite.  I am not bashing Jews.  I am not cursing Israel.  Until the last year or two, I was totally unaware of whether any particular person was Jewish or not.  Paying attention to such things has never been part of how I related to people.

Nothing had changed in my circumstances, but it began to be more and more a part of my perception.  Out of the blue, I was realizing that certain people, or certain traits, were Jewish.  I sensed that satan (lucifer) was behind this sudden awareness, and realized he was probably beginning to stir up opposition towards Jews.  I didn’t take the bait.

As a Christian, I had been thoroughly schooled in the belief that whoever blesses Israel, will be blessed–but whoever curses Israel will be cursed.  I had an absolute reverence for Jewish people, and shut my ears to anything said against them (as some of you may be doing now).

But, in looking into the shadow government (elites, International Bankers, Bilderbergers, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Illuminati, New World Order, etc.), it soon became fairly obvious that a lot of the players were Jewish.  I guess it was then, that I allowed for the possibility that not all Jews are righteous.

Now, you may think that’s blatantly obvious, but I believe that same blind reverence is an attitude many Christians have towards Jews!  In fact, several months back, I witnessed Sean Hannity interviewing someone who was talking about the shadow government.  What he was sharing lined up with what I had learned.  But when he made the point that there were Jews involved, Hannity completely cut him off (and seemed to close his mind to everything else that he was trying to say), and prevented him from continuing.

Christians–being Jewish does not give one an exemption from God’s law!!  You should know God’s nature well enough to know that He does not condone it when His people sin, be they Christians or Jews!  Do you not know God’s character: righteous, pure and just?  Do you really believe that you would be cursed for speaking the truth? for exposing evil?  God is not politically correct!  Exposing the evil plots of  a few sinful Jewish  men does not qualify as ‘cursing Israel’!!

I don’t believe it is of any great significance that many of these men are Jews.  It is clear, all through the Bible, that Jews are just as human and prone to sin as Gentiles. What I do believe is significant is the propensity of Christians to behave as if Jews can do no wrong–lest God punish them!    I believe this whole misinterpretation of the blessing/cursing admonition has raised it to the level of superstition–a fear motivated belief.

This voluntary blindness,  toward wrongdoing by anyone Jewish,  reveals a troubling and fundamental misunderstanding of God’s character.  God does not want us to turn a blind eye to evil, no matter who is involved!  God has chosen the descendants of Jacob/Israel–but not all of them have chosen him!!  Time and again, God has chosen to bring down judgment upon those Israelites who rebelled against Him.

The point I am trying to make, is that we are living in times of extreme deception.  Many evildoers are conspiring against the innocent.  We should be exposing, and battling, sin and corruption. Lets stop turning a blind eye to anyone’s sin, on the basis of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, popularity, or whatever.  We are all prone to sin!!  No one gets a pass!  We all need to repent!!  We all need Jesus to forgive us and cleanse us of our sin.

And . . . satan/lucifer is provoking opposition, in the hearts of men, against all of God’s people.  You are wise to guard your heart against his murmurings and insinuations.  Be careful that you too, do not turn your heart against those whom God has chosen.