For King & Country ~ O God Forgive Us

Praise the Lord for the lyrics and music from this well known contemporary Christian music group.  The words seek the Lord’s forgiveness for our sins: for His forgiveness of our ineptness, our lack of faith and obedience, and for our continual need for repentance and a contrite heart:

O God Forgive Us
​for KING & COUNTRY

Produced by Seth Mosley
Album RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.

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​for KING & COUNTRY
O God Forgive Us Lyrics

[Verse 1]
We’ve prayed the prayer with no reply
Words float off into the night
Couldn’t cut our doubt with the sharpest knife
O, O God forgive us
Silence isn’t comfortable
We want drive through peace and instant hope
Our shallow faith it has left us broke
O, O God forgive us
O, O God forgive us

[Chorus]
A slave to our uncertainty
Help us with our unbelief
O, O God forgive us

[Verse 2]
Young and old, black and white
We’re rich and poor, there’s no divide
Hear the mighty, hear the powerless, singing
O, O God forgive us
O, O God forgive us

[Chorus]
A slave to our uncertainty
Help us with our unbelief
O, O God forgive us

 

[Bridge]
With our white flag sailing in the night
Eyes pointed to the sky
Hands up and open wide, open wide
With our white flag sailing in the night
Eyes pointed to the sky
Hands up and open wide, open wide
With our white flag sailing in the night
Eyes pointed to the sky
Hands up and open wide, open wide
With our white flag sailing in the night
Eyes pointed to the sky
Hands up and open wide, open wide

[Chorus]
O, O God forgive us
A slave to our uncertainty
Help us with our unbelief
O, O God forgive us

[Outro]
Run wild. To risk everything. To hold nothing back. To lay it all on the line: your reputation, your success, your comfort. It’s that moment when fear is overcome by faith. Live free. It’s not the liberty to do whatever you want whenever and wherever you want, but rather it’s living in course with the Author of humanity and finding freedom by connecting with the Creator who conceived you.  Let the light flood into your eyes for the first time. Feeling the blood course through your veins, finding the truest version of yourself by knowing the one who knows you even better than you know yourself. Love strong. Because you were first loved. Because without love we all perish. Because the earth and the stars can and will pass away, but love, love will always remain

 

 

 

 

Iceland Has Nearly Eliminated Down Syndrome–Through Abortion

Iceland is now playing God and eliminating Down’s Syndrome, through aborting all babies who appear to have it.  Keep in mind, the abortions are done when babies are merely suspected of having Downs, hence many babies without Down’s Syndrome are also aborted in the process.  Why is this happening?  One generation ago, Icelanders believed in God the Creator.  Now, Icelanders twenty five years of age and below, do not believe in God at all.  As I observe the millennial generation, I cannot help but wonder if the United States of America is not far behind.  Below is 1)Commentary by Sarah Palin, who has a Down’s baby boy who was born in 2008 – Trig.  2)An article regarding the rationalizations and justifications of lost people, who have problems with babies who are born, and not what they think they should be.  3)Another article, originally from World Net Daily, and reprinted by Prophecy News Watch:

Only God has the right to decide who should live and die.  God often intervenes when He foresees certain situations and health concerns, such as when He allows a miscarriage.  When a civilization condones such barbarism and murder, we have no right to disparage Nazi Germany.

In Christ, Pastor Steve

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‘Hearkens Back to Nazi Germany’: Palin Rips Iceland’s Down Syndrome Abortion Policy

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) criticized a CBS News report revealing Iceland’s practice of aborting babies suspected to have Down Syndrome.
Palin, whose son Trig was born with Down Syndrome in 2008, said the practice is abhorrent.
“To try to snuff out a life, in the name of building a perfect race… hearkens back to Nazi Germany,” she said.
Helga Sol Olafsdottir of Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik said she “doesn’t see abortion as a murder.”
“We see it as a thing we ended [to] prevent suffering,” Olafsdottir said.

Another hospital worker, Hulda Hjartardottir, said babies with Down Syndrome are still being born, albeit because “we didn’t find them when we screened.”
Palin said she couldn’t watch the entire report without her “heart breaking.”
“This intolerance for people who may not look like you… [is] wrong [and] evil,” Palin said.
She said that when Trig was born, she too was fearful of his possible syndrome, but that she immediately looked to God and found purpose in Trig’s life.
“Life matters and love matters and who are we without love and acceptance?” she asked.

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Iceland Has Nearly Eliminated Down Syndrome–Through Abortion

By Annabel Scott | August 15, 2017 | 2:26 PM EDT

A young girl with Down syndrome.
(Live Action.org)
(CNSNews.com) — With the continuous evolution of prenatal screening technology, it is no surprise that the number of children born with Down syndrome is declining, but Iceland — through the use of abortion­ – apparently is on the brink of completely eradicating the disorder from their society or at least killing off all the unborn children with the condition.

According to CBS, since the introduction of prenatal screening tests in the early 2000s, almost 100 percent of pregnant Icelandic women carrying a child who tested positive for Down syndrome opted for an abortion.

Although children born with the genetic disorder can have a range of developmental issues, many live healthy and full lives with an average lifespan of 60 years.

The Combination Test, which uses an ultrasound, blood test, and the mother’s age, detects if a fetus will have the chromosome abnormality associated with Down syndrome.

Although the Icelandic government does not require expecting mothers to take the prenatal screening test that detects Down syndrome, the Landspitali University Hospital in the capital Reykjavik says around 80 to 85 percent of expecting mothers chose to be screened voluntarily.

Bergthori Einarsdottir, an expectant mother, said that because many other women took the test, she felt the need to do so.

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“It was not pressure, but they told me that most women did it,” she said. “It did affect me maybe a little bit.”

Icelandic law permits abortion after 16 weeks (4 months) only if the fetus is deformed, allowing for the termination of Down syndrome children.

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Only one to two Down syndrome children are born in Iceland annually. With a screening test accuracy level of 85%, some attribute the mother’s decision to keep the child to inaccurate test results.

“Babies with Down syndrome are still being born in Iceland,” said head of the Prenatal Diagnosis Unit at Landspitali University Hospital, Hulda Hjartardottir.

“Some of them were low risk in our screening test, so we didn’t find them in our screening,” she said.

Thordis Ingadottir, a mother of one of three Down syndrome babies born in Iceland in 2009, was told the odds of her child having the disorder were a slim 1 in 1600. Since the birth of her daughter Agusta, who is now 7-years-old, she has become a Down syndrome activist.

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Helga Sol Olafsdottir.
(Research Gate.)
“I will hope that she will be fully integrated on her own terms in this society. That’s my dream,” Ingadottir said about her daughter. “Isn’t that the basic needs of life? What kind of society do you want to live in?”

Helga Sol Olafsdottir, a Landspitali University Hospital counselor, helps woman decide their course of action when their child has been diagnosed with the disorder.

“This is your life,” she tells patients. “You have the right to choose how your life will look like.”

“We don’t look at abortion as a murder. We look at it as a thing that we ended. We ended a possible life that may have had a huge complication … preventing suffering for the child and for the family,” Olafsdottir continued. “I think that is more right than seeing it as a murder — that’s so black and white. Life isn’t black and white. Life is grey.”

Geneticist Kari Stefansson, who has studied much of the Icelandic population’s genomes, is critical of the country’s approach to children with the disorder.

“It reflects a relatively heavy-handed genetic counseling and I don’t think that heavy-handed genetic counseling is desirable.”

Actress Patricia Heaton.
“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with aspiring to have healthy children,” he said, “but how far we should go in seeking those goals is a fairly complicated decision.”

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz took to Twitter to condemn Iceland for the lack of value they place on the life of a child with the disorder.

“Truly sad. News celebrating Iceland’s 100% termination rate for children w/ Downs Syndrome. Downs children should be cherished, not ended,” tweeted Cruz.

Actress Patricia Heaton joined Cruz in his criticism, tweeting, “Iceland isn’t actually eliminating Down Syndrome. They’re just killing everybody that has it. Big difference.‪#Downsyndrome  ‪#abortion”

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The following article originally comes from World Net Daily (WND) and was reprinted by Prophecy News Watch:

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Dr. James Dobson, who for decades has been the radio voice for Christians on children, family, life and marriage, first with Focus on the Family and now with Family Talk radio, is warning that one particular government in getting way too close to the Nazi practices of yesteryear.
It’s Iceland, and it’s because of the “eugenics” practiced there.

The Daily Signal and others reported Down syndrome is virtually disappearing in Iceland.
“More accurately, people with Down syndrome are being eliminated in Iceland through abortion,” the report said. “As prenatal testing becomes more and more widespread across the world, the number of babies born with Down syndrome and other conditions has decreased because when parents opt for screening that reveals an abnormality, many opt to end the pregnancy.”
Read the tested and proven strategies to defeat the abortion cartel, in “Abortion Free: Your Manual for Building a Pro-Life America One Community at a Time.”
Down syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome, and those with the condition have slightly different physical traits, development and risks for heart defects.
Three decades ago, life expectancy was about 25 years, the report said, but it now is about 60 years.
“Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care, and positive support from family, friends, and the community enable people with Down syndrome to lead fulfilling and productive lives,” the report said.
However, in Iceland, “more than four out of five women have a prenatal screening test and close to 100 percent of women who received a positive test for Down syndrome chose to abort their child.”
Dobson, a psychologist and author with dozens of books to his credit, was an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years.
He has advised four U.S. presidents on family matters and holds 18 honorary doctoral degrees.
“I have rarely seen a story that so closely resembles Nazi-era eugenics as a recent report about Iceland ‘eradicating’ nearly 100 percent of Down syndrome births through abortion,” he said Tuesday.
“This is a trend closely followed by other Western nations including Denmark, France and even the United States. We should all be deeply sorrowful and outraged. This practice is as equally inhumane as the views of the racist bigots who disgraced our country in Charlottesville this past weekend.”

He warned: “The Bible tells us that ‘we are all fearfully and wonderfully made.’ I know countless parents who would say the same of their own children with Down syndrome. A child born with a chromosome defect is a child made in God’s image, fully capable of living a happy, productive and healthy life.
“Each of them is blessed with a wide range of unique gifts and abilities, and they are as capable of giving and receiving love just as you and I are. They deserve a chance to live and those of us in the church must speak out on their behalf. May we place ourselves on the right side of history and fight for the cause of life for all of the unborn,” he said.
Fox News reported actress Patricia Heaton also was outraged.
“Iceland isn’t actually eliminating Down syndrome. They’re just killing everybody that has it. Big difference,” she wrote.
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R.F.I.D. Is Paving The Way For Total Governmental Micromanagement Control. All That Will Be Needed In Order To Implement This Technology Is Nefarious Leadership, i.e. The Antichrist:

Revelation 13:16-18  King James Version (KJV)
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.


 

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‘I understand the pervasive evil that also can erupt within these 21st century advancements.’  Key the following links to observe a company in Wisconsin that offers voluntary microchipping:

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Disclaimer:  Christians must be careful to avoid what I call the “Chicken Little Sky Is Falling / Knee Jerk” mindset.  Having this technology does not mean the Tribulation Period is five days away.  For instance, the atomic bomb has been on the market for seventy two years, and only detonated for destruction twice at its’ inception – at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.  Blessings, Pastor Steve

 

Matthew West ~ Broken Things

Broken Things

If grace is a kingdom
I’ve stopped at the gate
Thinking I don’t deserve to pass through after all of the mistakes I’ve made
But I heard a whisper
As Heaven bent down
Said, “Child, don’t you know that the first will be last and the last get a crown?”

Now I’m just a beggar in the presence of a King
I wish I could bring You so much more
But if it’s true You use broken things
Then here I am Lord, I am all Yours

The pages of history they tell me it’s true
That it’s never the perfect; it’s always the ones with the scars that You use
It’s the rebels and the prodigals; it’s the humble and the weak
The misfit heroes You chose
Tell me there’s hope for sinners like me

Grace is a kingdom
With gates open wide
There’s seat at the table just waiting for you
So, come on inside

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The Double Standard Of The Left Wing Media

During the eight years of the previous administration, we NEVER heard the phrase “Radical Islamic Terrorism” from our Commander-in-Chief.  We never heard a strong statement against the murder of law enforcement personnel.  But now, President Donald Trump is disparaged in a heartbeat because it took him a couple of days to call out the white nationalists who were responsible for the recent mayhem in Charlottesville, Virginia:

Alt-Bias Smear Job

Mainstream Media warns, we shouldn’t broad brush when it comes to radical Islamic terrorism or leftist terrorists, but okay when smearing conservatives. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.
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Jeremiah 25:3  King James Version (KJV)
3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the Lord hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened.

Jeremiah had the task of telling the people of Judah about forthcoming judgment if they continued in sin.  He was not responsible for their response to his warning.  We have the same burden today, and again, the response is up to the individual listener.  We simply sow, water, cultivate, but God gives the increase.  Thankfully we are not called upon to generate a response.  We’re simply to be found faithful in proclaiming the Word.  Are we?  -W. H. G.

Sowing the precious seed, while the day is fast declining, Sowing the precious seed, in the twilight dim; Sowing the precious seed, neither doubting nor repining, Leaving it all to God, trusting all to Him.   -W. Ogden

Brokenness Is The Key To Salvation And Spiritual Growth

“If one does not understand brokenness, then they do not understand the Bible, salvation, or Christian growth and discipleship.”    Pastor Steve

A Few Biblical Examples Of Brokenness:

1)The Apostle Paul

2)The Life Of Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ, Especially His Experience From Gethsemane To Golgotha, Leading To Our Opportunity For Salvation

3)Old Testament Joseph

4)Moses

5)The Prodigal Son Verses His Elder Brother

6)The Contrast Of The Publican And The Pharisee Praying In The Temple

7)Job’s Amazing Suffering

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1 Peter 4:12-19  King James Version (KJV)

12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men’s matters.
16 Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

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Other Biblical Reasons For A Pre Tribulation Rapture

The following is written by Daniel Thompson, and is a portion of his paper on The Pre Tribulation Rapture of the Church, for a course in End Times Prophecy / Eschatology, taken at the Southwest Florida Bible Institute during the summer of 2017:

….  “I explained that different people in the Church today believe that the Rapture will take place at different possible times, or maybe not at all.  I also have explained what the Rapture of the Church is, and now I will tell you my own opinion of when the Rapture will happen.  Based on what I have studied in God’s Word, I believe the Rapture will take place before the Tribulation Period.  I am a Pre-Tribulation Rapture person due to the strong evidence of God’s Word.  By understanding Daniel’s 70 Weeks prophecy, and knowing that the 70th week is Jewish time, not Gentile time.  When the Church is Raptured, the 70th week will then begin what is known as the time of Jacob’s Trouble or the Seven Year Tribulation.

The other reason I believe that the Rapture will happen before the Tribulation, is that God sent His only begotten Son Jesus to come to this earth to pay a price for all the sin in the world.  Since Jesus paid the price in full for each and everyone of us, why would we, the church, have to go through the Tribulation Period?  Some scriptures such as Revelation 3:10, I Thessalonians 1:10, and I Thessalonians 5:9 all refer to the Church not being subject to wrath, and they will be kept from the hour of testing which we call the time of Jacob’s Trouble.  

Also, would a natural father have his child go through a great time of tribulation?  I don’t think so.  If not, why would our Heavenly Father who loves us, put us through a time of Great Tribulation?”

2015 Second Orlando Prophecy Summit, Part 61

Dr. Gary Frazier    ~    The Isis Crisis and You

Gary has made 187 trips to Israel.  He is a pastor and a Southern Baptist evangelist.  (He is leaving for #188 trip to Israel after the conference).

People are beheaded, dumped into mass graves because they will not renounce Christ, and burned alive.  Why are they doing this, and what should be an appropriate response from us?

FACT: 1  We are the Terminal generation!

Jesus tells us this begins with the return of the Jews to their land.  Matthew 24:32-33  Learn the lesson from the fig tree (Israel).  In the last days, Israel would be gathered back into their land.  1948 was the year that Israel once again became a nation.  A generation is 100 years.  We need to always be ready for Christ’s return.

FACT: 2  World will turn against Israel and the Jews!

There are antisemitic feelings against the Jews in our nation and all around the world.  It is satanically driven.  Zechariah 12:2-3.  God will protect Israel.  This passage refers to the Tribulation Period.

FACT: 3  We are engaged in 2 wars!  Physical and Spiritual!

Physical against Satanic religion of Islam!  Islam is determined to rule the world.  I John 2:22.  One fourth of the world is Islamic. Biologically, they are exploding while the west is dying.  Europe has 1.3 children per family.  The United States has 1.6 children per family.  A Muslim woman has 8-14 children.  They know they will win through biological growth.  We will never win this war.  But God will step out of heaven and fight for Israel.  Ezekiel 38-39.

We are fighting a spiritual war as well.  We are fighting against Satan and his demons.  Most American Christians are not engaged in spiritual warfare.  Ephesians 6:10-17.  We are all under spiritual attack.  Over 1,000 churches are closing their doors every year in America.  Every 13 minutes in England a church closes, and every 18 minutes in England a Mosque opens.  Most of God’s army is totally disengaged from the conflict.  Many Christians fail to share the Gospel with people.  If you are willing to fight the fight, you will see God do unbelievable things.  People are held bound by the religion of Islam, and we need to intercede.  Muslims can go to heaven only if they kill a Jew or die as a martyr.

FACT: 4  People inside/outside church are uninformed & disengaged!

Many really do not have a clue about what is going on.  They would say they are Christians.  There is no longer a premium on the teaching and preaching of the Word of God.  People desire only to be entertained.  We have more Bible knowledge available than ever, yet we are living in the most spiritually ignorant generation in our nation’s history.  The falling away reveals that we are the Terminal generation.

We have fallen in love with the world and think we are safe from the coming danger!  Americans believe Isis a war fought only upon foreign soil.  The fact is, it is coming to our nation.  There are sleeper cells ready to engage at a moment’s notice.  I John 2:15.  Love of the world will make you spiritually blind.

FACT: 5  We have been brainwashed with Love/Tolerance/Political Correctness.

It is creeping in the churches now.  We do not want to offend anyone.  Let us not talk about homosexual marriage, etc.  Truth, however, always offends.  Unrepentant sinners will attack the messenger.  Isaiah 55:11.  God’s Word never comes back void.  God’s love and His truth must have balance in our lives.  Do not read books about the Bible more than you read the Bible.  The power for Godly living is found in the Word of God.  Jude 3.  …”contend for the faith…”

Israel= hatred= Barbaric acts terrorism i.e. 9-11= Military response= Increased terror= Confused responses= Increased terror/beheadings= Rage, cries of action= More hideous acts/crucifixions of children, human torches= Desensitizing= fear/trembling peoples and nations= economic crisis= war!

This war is never going to end, and war drains the economy.

There is only ONE religion that advocates and rewards acts of violence and terror:  ISLAM.  Their goal is to dominate the world.  They will arrive even at the White House.  (Have they already arrived at the White House?).  Radical Islam are actually the ones who are reading and obeying the Koran.  Obedient radical Muslims are killing those who do not submit to the Koran.

There is only one nation that has pledged to destroy Israel: IRAN.

You will never resolve a religious problem with a political solution.

We will never win the world to Jesus, nor will we win this war! Matthew 7:13 “…broad is the way to destruction, narrow is the road to eternal life and there be few who find it.”

We will not win the world to Jesus, nor will we win this war against Islam.  We will not win the world to Jesus, but we can win one!

 

True Christians can say yes to the following three questions:

Do you have a desire to be more like Christ?  Do you have a love for the Word of God?  When you are alone, do you pray?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Booth ~ Quotable Quotation

William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, made the following famous and prophetical quote about the twentieth century:

“The chief danger of the 20th century will be religion without the Holy Spirit, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.”

Was William Booth a prophet or what?  This is one of my favorite all time quotations, and found on this blog site more than once.

Blessings, Pastor Steve