If Hillary Clinton Wins The Election, She Will Finish The Job That Barack Hussein Obama Started, And America Will Forever Be Destroyed

As we move toward Election Day on November 8th, polls show that the American people are searching for a “change agent” to remove the human scum that has collected around the position of power and wealth in the nation’s Capital over the last half-century. Solomon observed, “Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.”*

Michael V. Fox comments, “Before a silver vessel can be cast, the ore must be refined by melting it down and removing its impurities. So too must the king remove the human scum that collects around the power and wealth of the royal court in order to allow his reign to rest firmly on righteousness.”

What is happening in America on November 8th is so much bigger than a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. What’s happened to Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis, WA State’s Barronelle Stutzman, Seattle Coach Joe Kennedy, plus the codifying of homosexual intercourse and marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court, and transgender bathrooms forced upon public schools by a corrupt and lawless Obama administration is just the beginning if Hillary Clinton is elected president.


America is about to learn something that can be learned in no other way, freedom and liberty are unsustainable without God. “The Kingdom of Judah never recovered from the spiritual degradation which he [Manasseh] had brought the nation. After forty-five years of court-sponsored paganism, Judean apostasy was so deeply entrenched that the sweeping reforms of the good king Josiah (640-609) could do no more than scratch the surface, but not for lack of trying.”**

The meteoric rise to fame of America came as a result of the Judeo-Christian foundation and Biblically based culture poured by America’s Founders. Since virtue and righteousness are key components of freedom and liberty, it’s easy to grasp why America is now largely indistinguishable from any other nation around the world, having become just another “heathen” nation.

As a result of Christian abandonment from the public square for the last three-quarters century, Secularism’s priests and values now saturate public education, higher learning, main street media, Big Business, Federal Courts, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fortune 500, and Hollywood. Secular values impregnate every movie, song, book, magazine, and conversation in a nation that once established Christianity as the official religion of America in the original 13 Colonies.***

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

America’s Founders established the people as the sovereign of America:

  • Thomas Jefferson, “But the Chief Justice says, ‘There must be an ULTIMATE ARBITER somewhere.’ True, there must… The ULTIMATE ARBITER is THE PEOPLE.” 
    • Gouverneur Morris who signed the Constitution, “This magistrate is not the king. The PEOPLE are the KING.”
    • Signer of Constitution James Wilson, “SOVEREIGNTY resides in THE PEOPLE; they have not parted with it.”
    • James Madison, “The ULTIMATE AUTHORITY… resides in THE PEOPLE ALONE.”
    • John Jay, the First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, “The PEOPLE are the SOVEREIGN of this country.” Read “Who is the King in America here:https://goo.gl/q5wqX9

    Historian, Bill Federer tells a story to illustrate the responsibility of the sovereign of America:

  • Imagine traveling through a kingdom to visit a KING, and on the way, you witness the KING’s servants committing crime and corruption.

    As you enter the KING’s chamber, he reluctantly asks you, ‘Did you see all the crime and corruption as you came in here… I wish someone would fix this mess’.

    This is like someone in America watching television, seeing politicians committing crime and corruption, and saying ‘I wish someone would fix this mess.’

    A finger should reach through the TV screen and tap them on the shoulder reminding them, ‘In America, you are the KING. You are responsible for fixing this mess’.

    You tap the KING on the shoulder and remind him that HE is the KING, that it is HIS servants who are creating the problems, and that HE is the one responsible to fix the mess.
    It is the responsibility of Evangelical and Pro-Life Catholic Christians to fix this mess by:
    • Confronting secular, totalitarian, federal judges persecuting Christians who are refusing to participate in homosexual weddings
    • Defying the U.S. Supreme Court for imposing homosexual marriage on this once Christian nation
    • Facing down city councilmen and councilwomen who are placing our daughters at risk of sexual molestation by voting to open girl’s locker rooms and showers to perverted and immoral men

    It is our responsibility. Christians founded America-not secularists, agnostics, or atheists.America is headed toward collapse unless we act.

    PLAN OF ACTION

    1. PRAYER MUST BE REESTABLISHED IN AMERICA’S CHURCHES, LED BY THE SENIOR PASTOR

    2. PASTORS MUST DRIVE THEIR FLOCKS TO THE POLLS ON NOVEMBER 8TH

    We need a Gideon or Rahab to make a stand.

    David Lane
    American Renewal Project

    * Proverbs 25:5,
    ** Daniel L. Block, The Book of Ezekiel
    *** William Federer, The Original 13
    If you missed it, watch Newt Gingrich’s 8-minute address to North Carolina pastors. https://vimeo.com/185343458

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Christianity Lite / Part 2

Some folks believe the Christian faith gives them both the Lord and the world.  The desire is merely to have fire insurance when they pass on to eternity.  Commitment is not in their vocabulary.  They remind me of the old Brylcreem commercial that tells us that “a little dab will do you.”  Remember?  You Tube flash back below:

I have met quite a few church hoppers through the years.  You know, whereas their “commitment” is one hour at a different church every other week.  I believe their understanding of the truth of Christianity is usually real, yet their heart, hands, feet and time do not follow their profession.  They intentionally find invented “problems” wherever they go, because if they did not, they might be expected or asked to be part of a time consuming ministry in the local church.  So, the preacher is too “hellfire and brimstone” in his delivery, or he is too soft, the choir is too old fashioned, no one pays attention to me, etc., etc., etc.  There is always an excuse, because not to have one would force us to be (Dare we say it?) ACCOUNTABLE.  They then attend another church in this never ending cycle.  Their only commitment is to non commitment.  Whenever they are spoken of, one can always say:  “They are attending another church.”   

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They desire an inoculation and not a saturation.  We are talking “touch base” Christianity.   They follow movements, personalities and teachings – and they carefully hold them at arms length as they are already planning on their exit strategy.  I have spoken to people who tell visitors from the local church, that “they go to the other church in town,” playing both ends against the middle, and in reality they consistently attend no church in town.  Having been in the ministry for awhile, I am on to their slipping through the cracks and flying under the radar shenanigans, and I have no positive feeling when they come, anticipating their soon departure for greener pastures for whatever their newly concocted reason(s).  Of course we always pray for a change of heart.   

A careful reading of the Word of God however, tells us that this is always the case.  There are many professors and few possessors.  Let us close this devotional with the challenging Words of our Lord and Savior:

Matthew 7  

  13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:  

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

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Real believers produce real fruit.  Real believers desire to do more than blend in with the woodwork and continually look for another church.  The difference?  Jesus Christ has their heart, and they are truly born from above.  They are chomping at the bit to serve, and do not even have to be asked.  They are best summed up as truly living Romans 12:1  “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”

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It is inexcusable for anyone to consider themselves a committed Christian, who go for years without membership and consistent attendance in the local church of their choice!  Real salvation, sacrifice and service go together like love and marriage and like a horse and carriage.  Pretenders stick out like dead branches on a tree that are soon swept away.  When Jesus has your heart, He has all of you, and you enjoy rubbing elbows with others who are just as imperfect as you are!  You think about that.

Pastor Steve

Southern Baptist Convention ~ June 12-15, 2016 ~ Part 13

Southern Baptist Convention   ~   June 15, 2016    ~    St. Louis

Ted Traylor    ~    Convention Sermon

Message:  Unity Over Self

Illustrations:  1)Absalom.  2)Instead of standing shoulder to shoulder, we look at, and fight each other.

Psalm 133  King James Version (KJV)

133 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments;

As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.

Steve Gaines and J.D. Greer had a beautiful display of this Psalm and Unity as they ran for SBC president!  They placed unity over self.

1)Unity is released.  The oil runs down the high priest.  In the 133rd Psalm, oil is referred to running down Aaron’s beard and garments.

2)Unity is refreshing.  The dew from Mt. Hermon will flow down to Zion.

3)Unity is rewarding.  It is reflected by cooperation.  Love one another.  Refuse to be stingy and critical.  Refuse disunity.  In 1931, the Southern Baptists achieved  unity through the Cooperative Program (CP), the International Missions Board (IMB), and the North American Missions Board (NAMB).  The CP is unifying and scriptural.

John 17:20-23  King James Version (KJV)

20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word;

21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

 

Southern Baptist Convention ~ June 12-15, 2016 ~ Part 11

Southern Baptist Convention   ~   June  14, 2016    ~    St. Louis

President’s Address:  Ronnie Floyd

Paul Ryan (Speaker of the House):  “The stakes could not be higher.”

Theme: Racism

Message:  The Stakes Are High – God gave Ronnie this message after twenty one days of fasting and prayer.  In the midst of terrorism, we have called 1,000 missionaries home.

We want to save a gorilla and murder babies.  Gay marriages are accepted.  Rainbow colors fly over the White House.  Our religious liberties in America are at stake.  The Israelites were taken to Babylon.

Esther 4:13-17

13 Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews.

14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

15 Then Esther bade them return Mordecai this answer,

16 Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.

17 So Mordecai went his way, and did according to all that Esther had commanded him.

We are here at the right time to accomplish the purposes of God.

If Satan cannot get us to do the wrong thing, he will get us to do the right thing in the wrong way.  Both are sin.

America is in a crisis.  We face either an awakening, or falling into an abyss.  America is in an economic, relational and racial crisis.  “All men are created equal.”  Declaration of Independence.  Dread Scott Decision.

1)Now is the time for Southern Baptists to come together.

John 17:21 King James Version (KJV)

21 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

2)Now is the time for Southern Baptists to lead.  Structures are needed to support the work of the church.

3)Now is the time for Southern Baptists to evangelize.  Evangelism is the main thing, but is dying in our denomination and churches.

4)Now is the time for Southern Baptist to give.  Cooperative Program (CP).

5)Now is the time for Southern Baptists to prayer.  We are meeting to pray tonight.  Acts 4:31  “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.”

Bring prayer back to the schools, but also bring it back to the church!  9/11/01  2996 people were killed, 6,000 were injured.  We need 1)prayer and a 2)great awakening.

Jeremiah 7:28   “But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the Lord their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.”  -We do not want to be this nation.  Ronnie Floyd closed the message with an altar call for pastoral commitment.

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Jerry Young spoke on A National Conversation On Racial Unity in America.  He referred to the recent tragedy in South Carolina.  Racism is a sin problem.  We are salt and light.  We are contaminated salt and concealed light.  We need to press the salt and turn on the lights.  The one who murdered nine in Charleston wanted to create fear and terror – but he went to the wrong place – to church.  “Love is greater than hate.”  Marshall Blalock

2015 Second Orlando Prophecy Summit, Part 41

Jim Fletcher    ~    The Plague Of Replacement Theology

…this is the view that God has replaced Israel and the Jewish people with the church.  This view used to be held in mainline churches, seminaries and in Catholicism.  Today, however, this problem has entered the evangelical community.  It spans all denominations.  Their desire is to minimize the uniqueness of the Jewish people and the state of Israel.  The issue of Israel is paramount proof that we are living in the last days.  This is a time in history where the Jews have reentered history.  This is astonishing.  A repeated theme in scripture is after the Jewish people spent a long period in exile, they will return to their ancient homeland.  In 1945 the Nazis killed six million Jews in Europe.  Three years later (1948) Israel was established, and today six million Jews are living there!  Many in the church culture in our nation are missing this point or want to miss it.  There is a sharp downturn towards the nation of Israel and Bible prophecy among evangelical leadership.

What is the answer towards antisemitism?  Why are people like this?  Why does it exist?  The hatred of the Jews is a spiritual sickness.  It has entered some of the American church.  An understanding of God’s redemptive plan is  the answer to antisemitism around the world.  Biblical illiteracy in our country today is at an all time high, it is frightening.  The view that the Bible is myth entered the blood stream of the American church in the 19th century.  This is one reason why the American church is ineffective today.  The so called nation of Palestine was created in order to get rid of the Jews.  Liberals claim the Biblical miracles are metaphors.

Replacement theology is the teaching that the Christian church has replaced national Israel regarding the plan, purpose, and promises of God.  Therefore, many of the promises that God made to Israel must be spiritualized.  Justin Martyr (AD 160) in speaking to the Jews said:  “The scriptures are not yours, but ours.”  [The Bible was written by Jews, it was lived by Jews, Jesus Christ and the apostles were Jews].  Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyon (AD 177) declared:  “Jews are disinherited from the grace of God.”  Tertullian (AD 160-230), in his treatise, “Against the Jews,” announced that God had rejected the Jews in favor of the Christians.  The Assemblies Of God and the Southern Baptist Convention are being targeted by replacement theology.  Calvary Chapel rebuffed this false theology.  Jesus was NOT a Palestinian.  He was a Jew who lived in the land of Israel.  The American church has turned their back on Israel.  They do not like Jews.  They are told they are greedy and start all of the wars in the world.  These are all of the old medieval antisemitic lies repackaged for new audiences.

Three men control the direction of the evangelical church in America.  1)Rick Warren on the west coast, 2)Bill Hybels in middle America, and 3)Andy Stanley on the east coast.  Lynne Hybels, Bill’s wife, is an enthusiastic supporter of the Palestinian narrative.  As a co founder of the Willow Creek association, she is in favor of the PLO and blames Israel for everything.  “Hank Hanegraaff’s blend of preterism and idealism produces an eschatology that is viciously anti-Israel and pro-Palestinian.  His brand of replacement theology teaches that national Israel has no future since she is replaced by the church.”  -Thomas Ice.

How do we handle this?  We need to confront error boldly.  Ask replacement theologians to explain the existence of the Jewish people in Israel today, after centuries of exile.  Use your sphere of influence in order to emphasize truth.

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Note:  At the June, 2016 Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis, a small yet vocal minority promoted Replacement Theology during our business session.  By the grace of God, the overwhelming majority of the messengers at the convention did not agree with their theology in the least.  Thank you Jesus, and God bless Israel.  Pastor Steve

American Renewal Project

Facing the Collapse of a Biblically-based Culture

Synopsis Of Florida Renewal Project Program / Orlando, Florida / August 11-12, 2016

The Speakers’ Highlights:

Historians William Federer and David Barton expounded on the profound effect that Christianity had at the inception of our nation.  The pastor’s sermons were used to determine laws and legal decisions.  The pastors were seen as the real leaders in Colonial America.  Our nation was founded entirely on the Judaeo Christian ethic.  The Constitutions of the early states were especially filled with Biblical references and truths.

Governor Mike Huckabee introduced Donald Trump.  He had kind words to say about Trump, yet mentioned they did not agree on everything.  Huckabee added, however, that there was no choice in the matter of voting because Hillary Clinton was the Democratic candidate.

Donald J. Trump said President Obama and Hillary Clinton are the founders of Isis.  They will receive the MVP.  Isis went from a J.V. team to 28 countries.  Trump stated that without religious liberty we do not have liberty.  Religion is the largest lobby, yet has been silenced, with far less power.  Their power has been totally silenced.  Trump said Hillary is a disaster.  Trump closed by saying:  “Running for president is the only way I can get to heaven.”  People laughed following the statement.

Bishop E.W. Jackson gave a very strong Biblical message.  Pastor Ken Graves from Maine, had a powerful voice and a unique way of “story telling,” as he preached the Gospel.

Dr. Fred Lowery expounded on marriage.  He said there are three reasons for divorce:  1)Selfishness, 2)Selfishness, and 3)Selfishness.  He mentioned four areas that can result in a good marriage:  1)Conflict Management, 2)Companionship, 3)Communication, and 4)Commitment.  A marriage is a covenant and not a contract.

Matt Staver spoke on the legal rights of the church, repeating his often mentioned theme, that no church has EVER been sued or lost their tax exempt status for violating the separation of church and state.

Marco Rubio wrote out his message, because he was very conscientious about speaking to several hundred pastors.  Marco said that although the LGBT Community must be convinced of their sin, they must also receive love from the body of Christ because they believe we hate them.  Marco said we should be careful about judging others:

  Matthew 7:1-2 King James Version (KJV)

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

King James Version (KJV)

Marco also said the LGBT Community needs to feel our love laced with grace:

Ephesians 2:8-9 King James Version (KJV)

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.

 

Christianity Is The Only Truth On The Planet, And A Cause Greater Than Our Lives

INSIGHT: After appointing twelve men as His disciples (Matt. 10:1-4), Jesus gave them their first assignment to go and preach the good news that “the kingdom of heaven has come near” (v. 7). Jesus warned that people in the world would not want to hear about Him: “You will be hated by everyone because of me” (v. 22). We, too, may be ignored, opposed, rejected, persecuted, and even killed (vv. 16-22). It may cost us to share the gospel with others, and we may experience hostility even from our own family (vv. 35-36). To overcome these challenges, Jesus calls for a commitment to Him that is greater than any other (vv. 37-39). Sim Kay Tee

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Many of the Old Testament prophets were slain.  John the Baptist was beheaded.  All of the original apostles, as well as Paul, were killed for their faith with the exception of John.  There have been more Christians martyred for their faith in the last century than in the rest of the church age combined!  Foxe’s Book of Martyrs includes many of the great saints throughout the church age who gave their lives for their faith.  The only one not martyred in the book was Martin Luther.

Why did they give their lives?  Because they loved their Lord like Patriot Nathan Hale loved his country:

Now, let us rephrase this quotation according to the committed Christian:

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my Lord.”

The cause of Christianity is MUCH greater than our lives.  Never forget that:  “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.”

 ~ Tertullian 197 A.D.

 

Quotations By Vance Havner And Matthew Henry

When the persecuted become the popular, they are powerless.  The church prospers in persecution but pines in prosperity.  ~  Vance Havner

Such a dilemma are the church’s watchmen in: men will curse them if they be faithful, and God will curse them if they be false.  But it is a needful office.  ~  Matthew Henry

 

A Mile Wide And An Inch Deep…

…describes the large, weak and anemic churches in our day.  I was a U.S. Government employee for twenty years, and I never ceased to be amazed at their ineptitude.  What I saw was monumental graft, corruption and waste.  I saw people write up their own pay raises, become promoted after drunk driving and wrecking a government vehicle, and throw out loads of perfectly good furniture towards the end of the fiscal year, in order to justify purchasing more.  The oldest joke in the government is “…mess up and get promoted,” because it is true and it happens all of the time.  The larger the government becomes, the worse it functions.  A church with a lot of members and only a few true converts is a church of tares.  I have learned that bigger is not necessarily better.  Bigger often leads to dilution.  A large church can stay faithful, but they often falter after the initial faithful pastor retires.  A case in point is Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  The Lord took Dr. D. James Kennedy home, and he was one of the finest, faithful pastors of his generation.  His replacement cheated on his wife after she cheated on him, and his theology was so anemic that he lacked the fortitude to call sodomy/homosexuality sin.  Having been pastor of smaller churches in ministry (no more than 100 members), I have a profound respect for the under shepherds of larger churches who boldly preach against the sins of the day, the error of evolution, the truth of a literal six day creation, God’s wrath, hell, the need for repentance and holy living.  A large church can indeed be faithful, and God bless the pastors who discern the need to be just that.  I pray that when I stand before Immanuel on the Judgement Day, that I will have served in churches similar to Smyrna and Philadelphia.  Churches that were small, persecuted and faithful.  Amen and amen.  Blessings, Pastor Steve

Days of Praise

 

A Little Flock

“Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32)

The world tends to measure success by size, and this seems generally true in the Christian world as well. The most “successful” churches are considered to be those with the largest congregations, or the largest budgets, or the greatest number of converts baptized each year, or some other quantitative index. But this is not God’s criterion. At the judgment seat of Christ, “the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is” (1 Corinthians 3:13). Not how big it is, but of what sort it is! Quality, not quantity, is the criterion.

Christ’s encouraging words to the “little flock” were given toward the end of an extended warning against the desire to accumulate wealth. “Take heed, and beware of covetousness,” He had said (Luke 12:15), speaking to His small group of followers. He was their Shepherd and would provide the needs of His “little flock.”

Christ’s warnings against individual covetousness evidently apply also to group covetousness. A church, or any other Christian organization, needs continually to guard against the desire to be impressive in the eyes of the world. The cities of Christendom exhibit many ornate cathedrals and temples that are now mostly empty and spiritually dead.

The Lord Jesus promised an “open door” to the little church at Philadelphia, because it had “little strength” and had “kept [His] word” (Revelation 3:8), but threatened to “spue . . . out of [His] mouth” the tepid church at Laodicea, which was boasting that she was “rich, and increased with goods” (Revelation 3:16-17). Not every “little flock” has kept God’s Word, nor has every big flock become lukewarm, but Christ’s words serve as both warning and encouragement. The greater blessings of the coming kingdom have been promised to the faithful “little flock.” HMM