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Most people understand that America has been blessed, but those who write history have left God out of the story.  Our children suppose that things have always been this way, and always will be.  Here is how God would describe America’s recent past:

If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them; Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.

And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make [you] afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.

For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you. And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new. And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.  And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.’  (Lev. 26:3-12)

Does this not perfectly describe America since World War 2?  All that we have had has come from God, but it was conditioned upon one thing:  that we walk in His ways.  Our laws were founded upon His commandments.  People followed those laws because it was the right thing to do.  People didn’t look for loopholes.  They didn’t obey only so long as someone was watching.  They were upright in their hearts.

But then came the sixties, the time of the great rebellion.  The hearts of the children turned away from God and His ways.  They ran after the pleasures of sin instead.  But the pleasures of sin last only for a season.  Fifty years later, God is giving His last calls for repentance.  If the heart of our nation doesn’t turn soon, our future is already written . . .

‘But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments; And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, [but] that ye break my covenant: I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you.

And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.’  (Lev. 26:14-18)

If you feel the list bit of guilt today, confess to God and get right with Him . . . because it seems to be, that when hardship falls on those whose hearts are hard, it hardens them even more.  When trouble comes, you may be too proud and too angry to repent.

Another ‘oh my gosh’ moment . . .

Please take a moment to check out the short article here, before going any further.

I guess, once again, I had made an assumption without realizing it.  I thought that foodstamps were completely administered by the federal government (USDA).  I don’t know whether I’m more surprised–or appalled–to learn that they are being processed by a ‘global investment bank’.

As a reminder–JP Morgan was an investor in Enron and a recipient of TARP funds. This is just one more example of the marriage between the ‘kings of the earth’ (governments) and the ‘merchants’ (and bankers) that constitutes what Scripture refers to as ‘The Whore of Babylon’.

I would imagine that this government contract provides a lot of protection for JP Morgan.  Now, in addition to the federal government’s opinion on whether or not JP Morgan is ‘too big to fail’, you can add the opinion of the tens of millions of Americans who receive food stamp benefits, child support and/or unemployment payments through their processing centers.

On the other hand, if there is another banking crisis, will the federal government take over JP Morgan to prevent a disaster for those receiving benefits?

The United States now has four big banks:

  1. Wells Fargo
  2. Bank of America
  3. JP Morgan Chase
  4. Citigroup

Some other thoughts:

  • How long until the Federal Government, via JP Morgan, begins accessing food stamp recipients’ credit reports (in order to reduce fraud, of course)
  • Now that free checking accounts are going the way of the dinosaurs, will JP Morgan offer free checking to benefit recipients?  (This would also be a way to monitor the financial activities of recipients.)

I’m sure there are other things to consider, but my thoughts are going a different direction now.

I am  not saying that such ideas would be without merit.  It is ‘necessity’ that is drawing us, step by step, into creating the technology-based economy and society that will eventually be able to monitor our every move and deny us membership if we will not conform.  More and more, those who resist its implementation will seem like superstitious fools.

Like every other freedom-loving being, I hate and feel resistance towards the trap I see us being herded into.  As a Christian, I know the end result of it all, and dread that day.  I am not advocating for this system, but I do want to talk about our attitude towards it.

The Antichrist’s ascent to power is part of God’s plan. The ‘Beast’ empire that the Antichrist heads, is permitted by God. (It is a strange irony that Satan’s plan is God’s plan–for a season, and a reason.)  It WILL come to pass, and there will be justification for every brick that is laid in building it.

For instance–today, every event that occurs spawns new laws to prevent it in the future.  Yes, it is reactionary (or over-reactionary in many cases), but we live in a day where men are ungodly and immoral, and refuse to take responsibility for their actions or exercise self control.  In the face of that, what other choice is there? Anarchy?  The law of the jungle?

Although you know what will ultimately happen when the Antichrist takes the throne–stop and think before you use that as your rationale for fighting every new measure that is implemented!   We must be people of faith, who see things from God’s perspective and align ourselves with Him. Why are we reacting fearfully to events that are part of God’s plan?

People without God are afraid.  They are fearful enough that they are willing to surrender their freedom for security.  How sad is the condition of those who don’t know God’s peace and protection.  Unbelievers fear more for their present safety and survival than they fear what they consider to be a myth or silly superstition:  God’s Word.

We live in a culture where people put themselves first and rarely consider the well-being of others unless there is something in it for them.  For that reason, those who don’t know God simply cannot understand why you would be concerned for their eternal welfare.  Therefore, they dismiss that as being what motivates you, and try to figure out what your REAL motive is.  When they can’t figure one out, they either assign one to you or call you crazy or superstitious.

As Christians, we can be confident in God’s protection and provision for us.  We need not fight ‘the Beast’ on our own behalf.  Nor should we fight (God’s plan) on behalf of unbelievers. It has not been effective to fight on their behalf.  It has merely caused them to distrust our motives and reject our message.

Some people are ‘hardheads’.  If they don’t respond to God’s grace and love, He will deal with them more sternly.  We should understand that there are some people who will only respond to stern discipline, and God still wishes to give them opportunity to repent.

For all these reasons I urge you to reconsider how you respond to the changes that are occurring.  But, most importantly, I urge you to reconsider because of God’s perspective on the latter days.

A global government, headed by the Antichrist (Satan, the Father of Lies) is part of God’s plan.  It is time for people to make a decision as to what ‘side’ they are on.  It is time to let sin and evil fully develop, then God will purge it from the Earth.  In the darkest hour, Christ will return.  He will come to do battle against those who oppose Him, and take possession of the nations.  At the darkest hour, His reign will begin.  Perhaps some Christians don’t fully realize this.

Yes, it is frightening to think of the persecution that will come to Christians . . . to think of the choices that we will have to make–but this has ALWAYS been the nature of Christianity!!  Only in America, by the grace of the God we have betrayed, have we had such peace and safety.  And, I would argue, nowhere is there more corruption and sin amongst those who consider themselves Christians!  How much sin and impurity must American Christians be cleansed of, before He returns!!

When we think of the end times, we tend to have tunnel vision surrounding one event we may face: someday we may have to stand up and say we won’t take a mark that says 666, then we will either be killed or left to starve to death.  I can’t think of anything, in my lifetime, that has stricken terror in the hearts of more people than the dread of that event.

So much more could be said about that–exactly what The Mark will be, how or when it will be imposed, etc.  But I want to say: that’s not the point!!! For many people ‘taking The Mark’ is not something they will even encounter!  Many, many people will die before that day arrives–from disasters, from sickness, from war, from persecution, from starvation.  If you arrive at that day, and still have not realized the grace of God in your life, that allowed you to survive that long . . . then I suppose your heart would already be extremely hardened against God. Refusing The Mark, in that day, will not save you!* Yet how many people are solely focused on recognizing and rejecting The Mark?

If you aren’t walking with God, I advise you to deal with the hardness of your heart now–while there is yet time.  Every hardship you encounter will either soften your heart . . . or harden it.  Every difficulty will either draw  you closer to God . . . or cause you to push Him further away.  Whether or not a person takes The Mark is more like a footnote to their biography . . . a comment at the end, that could more or less have been inferred from the way the story unfolded.

*although accepting The Mark condemns a person forever, refusing The Mark does not save a person.  Jesus is still THE way, THE truth, THE life, and the ONLY way to salvation.

 

The God Factor

The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against Us

 

God created everything from ‘nothing’, yet it was formed of some substance.  That substance was not pure.  It was seeded with corruption.  Everything created from that substance had the ability to either mature into evil–which would eventually consume all good within it–or to mature into good.

When God created darkness and light, He ‘saw that the light was good.’  When he created the land and the seas; the plants; the stars, the sun and the moon; the birds and the animals; He ‘saw that [His creation] was good’.  And when He created man He ‘saw that [His creation] was very good’

Mankind has always interpreted that as ‘perfect’.  God’s creation was not perfect, because the substance from which He formed it was not perfect.  Neither was the Garden of Eden perfect.  But it was a place of protection.  A place of God’s absolute provision, peace, and safety.  Similarly, God’s promise to the Israelites was protection, provision, peace, and safety.

God’s hope for mankind was that they would choose Him, and be content with that–that they would not even learn about evil, much less experience it.  But, through disobedience, sin entered the world.

By the time of Noah, sin had become so rampant that only eight souls could be spared.  By the time of Abraham, only one man sought Him.  Years later, when God led the Israelites out of Egypt, He hoped they had seen enough evil that they would leave it behind and let Him lead them in the paths of righteousness.  But that was not to be.  Most of them died in the wilderness.

The real promise of the ‘Promised Land’ was that it would be a place set apart, a land of abundance, protection, peace, safety, and the presence of God–but first, evil had to be conquered.

The land itself was filled with evil–evil brought about by its inhabitants worshiping the spirit beings (principalities) that God had appointed to oversee the different areas of the earth.  Along with man, angels fell.

It was God’s plan to carve out a small place on the earth, for Himself and His people–a place to which others could come, who wanted to know Him.  God directed His people to purge the land of its inhabitants, because they were consumed with evil, and His angels did war in the spiritual realm, binding the principalities of darkness and preparing a place where He could reside.

There He lived among them.  The land flourished and the people became prosperous.  He gave them guidelines to live by, so that evil could not gain a foothold in their hearts.  He promised His protection, whenever evil would come against them.  But He could not abide evil within them.  God’s war has always been a war against evil, in whatever form it takes.  Woe to him who harbors evil inside himself, for he has made himself an enemy of God.

And there He lived among them–those whom  He had chosen to protect from the evil outside their borders, those whom He would teach to overcome the evil within themselves.

He allowed the light that emanated from that place to provoke the forces of darkness and evil to wrath.  Driven mad by their rage, they would come against the place of light, and the people of God, and He would execute judgment against them.  This is how He continually purged the land of evil.

Yet, even His people continued to gravitate towards sin, so He let them go into captivity.  They preferred evil, so He gave them over to it.  Too few chose righteousness, and they invited the gods of the surrounding nations into their land.  Eventually He withdrew His presence.

Eventually people covered the face of the earth, and sin abounded.  The time had come to send His son–as savior, and ambassador of the good news about Him.  Jesus came and sought out eleven men in whom He saw the desire for righteousness–and one more, who was locked in a life and death struggle with the powers of darkness, and needed His personal intervention.  He would teach them to overcome the evil within, and to battle the evil without.

He would not promise them His abundance and protection in the earthly realm, because shielding men from evil had only caused them to become complacent and proud.  He would not promise them peace, because it would be their duty to confront evil and battle it head on.  He would not promise them safety, because their motivations in serving Him must be pure. But He would promise them His presence, and power to overcome.

It would be their task to seek out others and teach them, and those would eventually go on to do the same.  He told them to go to the four corners of the earth to share the truth about good and evil, and how to be reconciled to Him.  And He postponed judgment on those who persecuted them, because He wanted to sift the souls and intentions of all men.

Again, as He had done with the nation of Israel, He used the light that emanated from them (‘the Church’ aka ‘Christians’) to provoke the forces of  evil to wrath.  Driven mad by their rage, they would come against the ambassadors of truth,  the people of God, and He would store up judgment against them.  This is how He would finally purge the earth of evil.

We are living in the final days of this part of God’s plan.  The forces of evil are rising up once again, to come against all of God’s people, in the hopes of erasing His presence, His name, and His people from the earth forever.

And, as He always has, God will let His light shine forth to infuriate the forces of darkness into attacking.  This will bring judgment upon them–but this time, judgment will be quick in coming!

Testing And Purging

How Can You Say Your Way Is The Only Way?

Here is something to consider, about Obamacare (these provisions were in the prior plan, and I don’t see any reason they would not also be in this plan–no one seemed to have a problem with them):

  • This MANDATORY health care plan will involve every man, woman, and child in the US.
  • All of the personal, financial, and medical information for every man, woman, and child in the US can be kept in a file in this one system.
  • This system gives the government 24/7  access to your bank accounts.
  • Our friendly IRS will be responsible for all of this.
  • A national healthcare ID card will be required.

Here are some of MY OPINIONS, based on those facts:

  • It would be easy to monitor who had received vaccinations, and who had refused.
  • It would be simple to institute mandatory vaccinations.
  • It would be simple to require contraceptive injections for certain populations or individuals.
  • It would be simple to require any type of medication for anyone, as deemed necessary (Such as meds. for people who are diagnosed as schizophrenic, bipolar, psychotic, etc.; are obese, have high cholesterol, etc.)
  • It would be simple to calculate an individual’s ‘net worth to society’.
  • It would be very simple to revalue the currency.
  • We could quickly go to a cashless society.
  • Banks (except for a ‘National Bank’) could be eliminated.
  • You could be locked out of the financial system by opting out of the healthcare plan.
  • With all your personal  information in the system, every payment from the government (Social Security, SSI, welfare, foodstamps, tax refunds, etc.) could be routed through this system and direct deposited into your bank account.
  • With all your personal  information in the system, every payment due to the government (many mortgages, student loans, taxes, etc.) could be directly debited from your bank account.
  • If desired, your wages could be instantly garnished, your accounts could be easily frozen.
  • Legal judgments against you could be set up on automatic payment plans, without needing your consent.
  • Child support and alimony could automatically be transferred between parties, according to court orders.
  • If you won a case against someone in court, whatever they owe you could be set up to transfer to you automatically, according to whatever payment plan the court decided.
  • If you declared bankruptcy, the court could have payments made to your creditors automatically.
  • More personal information (DNA samples, eye scans, fingerprints) could, at some point, be a mandatory part of the plan.
  • The National Healthcare ID Card could become required for all financial transactions.
  • Until Radio Frequency chips were included in the cards, they could be used as a passcard in order to enter any kind of a business or government building, at tollbooths, when boarding airplanes, etc. thus ensuring our whereabouts were known most of the time.

SELLING POINTS THEY WOULD PROBABLY USE

Improved Health

  • Everyone would have access to healthcare.
  • Outbreaks of everything from food poisoning to plagues could be identified and tracked, and their origins determined.
  • If an outbreak began, it would be easier to determine who had been exposed,  and to quarantine all who are at risk of having been exposed.
  • Outbreaks could be prevented by enforcing mandatory vaccinations.
  • Abortions could be prevented by enforcing mandatory birth control until a certain age.

Efficiency and Savings

  • Financial, and other, transactions could be much more efficient if all of the information on each of us was in one location.
  • Your taxes could automatically be deducted from each paycheck and transaction, and eventually eliminate the need to file at the end of the year.
  • Businesses would save money by not having to deal with collecting sales tax or managing ‘payroll taxes’.
  • Welfare, foodstamps, etc. could be automatically and efficiently calculated, adjusted, and deposited.

A Fairer System

  • ‘The wealthy’ couldn’t hide assets anymore.
  • ‘Tax cheats’ couldn’t evade paying taxes.
  • It could eliminate welfare fraud.
  • No one could evade state tax by purchasing via the internet.
  • Financial losses (to the government, to businesses, etc.) could be greatly minimized because, once in place, payment plans could be adjusted (if necessary) during periods of economic hardship, etc. but debts would remain ‘on the books’ until every last penny was paid.
  • Stops could be put in place to prevent a person from spending or borrowing beyond their means, based on their financial history, and current income and obligations.
  • Priorities could be set on a person’s obligations so that payments were always deducted before any funds were made available to them.
  • ‘Deadbeat Dads’ could be stopped in their tracks by deducting child support from their paychecks and transferring it to the custodial parent–this would decrease the number of single parents and children that live in poverty.

Safety

  • With enough personal data (DNA, eye scans, fingerprints) included in the system, identity theft could be virtually eliminated.
  • It could greatly reduce crime.
  • It would be easy to monitor the whereabouts of criminals and catch perpetrators.
  • It would make illegal sales and purchases very difficult, and they would be easy to prosecute because every transaction would be recorded.
  • It would decrease theft, because it would be hard to resell the stolen items.
  • It would reduce robbery, and its associated violence, because cash could be eliminated.
  • It would be relatively simple to solve crimes, once everyone’s DNA, fingerprints, etc. were in the system.  (Even if an individual had managed to avoid that, it would be possible to narrow down their identity based on the similarity of their DNA to family members that were in the database.)

So, basically, my feeling is that the Healthcare Plan is a ‘Trojan Horse’ and a backdoor way of instituting a new system that is unconstitutional, and that many people would otherwise resist.

I know what sort of evil the Bible says that a system like this will enable.  It basically puts in place a vehicle for satan to come into power over all the governments and people of the Earth, and to have authority over everyone–and it is an awful, fearsome, brutal, stifling way in which he will rule.

Some people may think this is an exaggeration, that this system could not spread to the whole world.  I can’t predict the exact manner in which that would take place, or if it even would, but I do know that the American Empire is spread out over the entire planet.  Certainly not everyone is subject to us, but we have a significant entanglement with, and leverage over, many different countries and peoples.

We have sufficient bio warfare capabilities, for example, that we could covertly unleash a worldwide plague, and happen to be the only ones that were able to develop an antidote.  In that kind of a crisis, it would be easy to implement some form of a healthcare/tracking system in countries that we chose to help.

Who knows.  These are thoughts and opinions I have based on the basic facts stated above:

  • This MANDATORY health care plan will involve every man, woman, and child in the US.
  • All of the personal, financial, and medical information for every man, woman, and child in the US can be kept in a file in this one system.
  • This system gives the government 24/7  access to your bank accounts.
  • Our friendly IRS will be responsible for all of this.
  • A national healthcare ID card will be required.

Some people will see these possibilities as wonderful–others of us will see this kind of system as nightmarish and oppressive. These are just my opinions.  I could be all wrong.  I hope so.

And, as you can see, there are many compelling reasons to put a system like this in place.  Do we have a good reason for resisting?  I know it is unconstitutional–I believe that is a very important reason.  The opposition’s main rebuttal is that The Constitution was meant to bend and flow with time and circumstances.  (I disagree).  But, eventually it may not come down to a question of what our founders intended–but of what the majority want now.

How do we answer these selling points without sounding hopelessly steeped in superstition, fear and paranoia?  We are talking about things that can happen– but they’ll argue that it’s not inevitable that they will happen.  (Because of our faith in God and the accuracy of His Word, we know these things WILL eventually happen).

We are opposing people that believe the ends justify the means.  And it looks like the possible ends could solve an awful lot of problems–problems that are concrete and exist today, versus later events that they question, because they are based in the prophecies of a God they neither serve nor believe in.  I can understand why they would be so frustrated with our opposition.

Unquestionably, we are in a difficult position.  We know what God has told us things will be like later–and it will be possible because of a system they are putting in place today.  But, the only grounds we have for fighting it, that our opponents might consider rational, is that the way it is being put in place is unconstitutional.  Can we even say, with certainty, that God is telling us to fight it?

I don’t have the answers.  These are things I’m wrestling with.  What do we do?  Do we continue to fight it?  Or do we decide that if most Americans want this new Amerika, then that is their choice?  Do we leave, and find a home elsewhere, that better agrees with our beliefs?

If we stay, will we change anything by fighting? (We do know that the whole world will eventually end up with this kind of a system–but will it be because nothing we did could change it–or because we left and allowed it to happen? I think, at best, we can buy some time, but I believe we could buy 20 years at most.)

As Americans, it is our duty to fight this hijacking of our country–if we wish to continue to have it for our children, as it was originally founded.  But, if we find that we truly are in the minority–then do we have the right to impose our view of things on everyone else?

As Christians, we are to be good stewards, and to be responsible and actively involved in our communities and in our country–but are we to stay here and continue fighting, or should we go in peace?

I have believed that we should fight for America–especially since our government has basically been hijacked, and things that are being done are against the will of the people–but I’m no longer sure.  I’m beginning to doubt that enough of us have the will to fight–that some want this new Amerika, some don’t care, and some care but won’t expend any effort to join the fight.

Is taking back America something that you should be willing to fight for–to the death?  And if you believe so–why?  Is it patriotism that requires it, pride and anger over injustice, or the will of God for American Christians?

As Christians, what should our priorities be?  I believe:

  1. God
  2. Family
  3. Church
  4. Community/Country

I think each of us really needs to look to God for wisdom.  The door is still open, for those who wish to leave America in peace.  But I believe the door will close, and many of those who remain will be imprisoned or die for their resistance.

I believe that those who stay will either

  • yield and become part of the new ungodly Amerika (and be pressured further from God each day) or
  • stay, and live in peace as much as they can, and concentrate on evangelism (as a missionary in a foreign country) or
  • stay and fight to regain America–and pay a very high price (Will they win back America?  I don’t know.)

It is time to really seek God for wisdom, and His will in your life.  He has a plan for each of us, a plan for our families–and a plan for America.

Is America under God’s judgment?  If so, perhaps He is calling you to leave, so that you will not suffer her punishment.  If He is judging America, then would our efforts to win her back be in contradiction to His will?  Would we have any hope of success? If America is to be won back, it will definitely require God’s involvement to happen.

On the contrary, if it is God’s will for us to win America back, it doesn’t take a majority. Look back to the story of Gideon: God sent many of the fighters back home, and used just a small group of men to defeat a huge army–because He didn’t want them taking the credit for the victory.  He wanted them to realize that He had fought the battle on their behalf.

I don’t have the answers.  We each need to seek God for His will for us.  Some of us He may call to leave, some to stay and evangelize, and others to stay and resist.

And for those who decide to stay and fight–is it God’s will that your family should also stay, or does He wish to move them to a place of safety?  I do believe that your responsibility to care for and protect your family comes ahead of your responsibility to your country.  Do you have a right to endanger them because of your conviction that you should stay and fight? Even if that is God’s will for you, it may not be His will for them.

Let it be His will that decides your course–not fear, not guilt, not pressure from others.