Archive for Shaking: Religous
If you’re a citizen of any country it’s hard not to be loyal, especially when your own life seems to be enjoying the absence or threat of personal indefinite detention; and you’re pacified with life’s easy planned distractions.
Indefinite detention is not a theory, it’s already happening and threatens to become the norm.
The Washington Post – May 2, 2013: Guantanamo Hunger Strike Renews Debates Over Indefinite Detention, “Twice a day at the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, guards take a group of detainees from their cells, one at a time, to a camp clinic or a private room on their block.
The detainees are offered a hot meal or a liquid nutritional supplement, and, if they refuse, they are strapped into a chair. A nurse then passes a tube through their nose and down into their stomachs; for one or two hours, they are fed a drip of Ensure while a Navy corpsmen watches.”
Today’s video is a chilling report – a chilling reality – another example of what the Scripture foretells for the growing darkness of the end times, “. . . men while rise up against men, household against household.”
As economic collapse continues to threaten the world system a new political order will be implemented under the guise of protection. Executive orders will be exercised, media bias will be the propaganda and chaos will grow increasingly in society.
“How To Deal With Resistance: The greatest obstacle to this unconstitutional, self-styled, Satan-inspired, totalitarian government of the new world order will be true, Bible-believing Christians who will be branded as cultists, fanatics, or dangerous fundamentalists. In the April 21, 1994 edition of USA Today, and article titled, “Experts Weigh How to Deal With Cults in the Future” pointed out that, “There is a rise in ‘fanaticism’ all across the world. Today, the groups (cults) tend to believe the Bible predicts the end of the world is near.” Quoting author Pau Boyer, the article revealed, “In the past couple of decades, we’ve had a sharp upsurge of interest in Bible prophecy.” Like the Nazis in Germany and the Communists in Russia, the establishment liberals and conservatives in the United States share a common premise – the rejection of the supreme authority of the almighty God of the Bible. Writing in the Colorado Christian News, editor Joann Bruso aptly states, “This new definition for ‘religious fanatics’ includes every evangelical, Pentecostal and Bible-believing Christian. It’s time for America to wake up.” – The New Economic Disorder, Dr. Larry Bates.
Statement by Father Juan Carlos Martos cmf , Secretariat of PV Clarettiani Missionaries: “This is a brutal example of how far the struggle between muslims and catholics in Nigeria has reached. Muslims are determined to impose their ‘religion’ all over Africa as well as in other continents and countries of the world. Islam has but one goal: rule the world at any cost!”
“And where are the International Human Rights Organizations? Christians are burnt alive in Nigeria: a horrific Holocaust right in front of International indifference! As denounced by Father Juan Carlos Martos, on behalf of the Missionari Clarettiani, via del Sacro Cuore di Maria, Rome, Italy.”
“By publishing this graphic document on Facebook, I have intended to make the world aware of certain terrible events totally ignored or minimized by the mainstream media; an authentic genocide so cruel and inhuman only comparable with the most hateful and vile acts in the nazi extermination camps.”
“To my great surprise, Facebook has criticized me for the publication of this graphic document as a proof of the Holocaust that Christians have been suffering in Nigeria in the last ten years. According to Facebook’s Security policy of the ‘social’ Network, this photo has been classified as ‘pornographic’, ‘violent’ or ‘inappropriate’ and hence I was disallowed to publish any picture for a week.
And I was threatened drastic measures if I insist publishing any document that prove the terrible violations of Human Rights in Nigeria. This attitude by the (Spanish) Facebook Management is an attack to the freedom of expression as much as a shameful insult to the 500 victims (only in this horrible episode) slaughtered by islamic terror only for being Christian.”
“I thought that this social network, originated in the United States, would not bend its knees in front of terror; especially, when still healing their wounds suffered in the gruesome 9/11 attack, just as our own 3/11 at Madrid railway station, all innocent victims of the wild fury and insanity of islamic terror.”
“This seems even more unacceptable in Spain, a Democratic state, where the rights of opinion, expression and religion are guaranteed by the Constitution (Art. 16 and 20), if there is an attempt to limit such rights, let alone through threats and coercion thus weakening their freedom of expression by condemning as “inappropriate” a graphic document (not a photomontage) which reflects a brutal reality in all its crudeness.”
“Contrarily, the Administrators of Facebook Spain should welcome this public protest advocating that such a barbarian act will never be replicated and that its perpetrators will be brought to justice. This is a right and duty of every citizen: a service to society, ultimate goal, I feel, of any network that defines itself as ‘social’.”
“Regrettably, if the murders continue, this is greatly because truth is always hidden to the sovereign people, so that they may not be aware and ‘disdained’ by it: complicit silence by the mainstream media leads to the indifference of the international political community facing this unspeakable Holocaust! Let alone the cowardice already rooted in the western world facing the islamic terror. A consequence of the stupid “Alliance of civilizations”: another regrettable incident of our former Prime Minister Rodriguez Zapatero.”
“Can you imagine the reaction of the islamic terrorist organization in the (impossible) case of a massacre of Muslims in a mosque, by the hands of Christian terrorists? And how widely would our media cover and condemn the crime and the criminals?”
“Therefore, I ask a favor from all people who are reading me: please distribute this photo and its comments using all the media you have. If only for commemorating these martyrs since, unfortunately, Facebook seems to be on the side of the executioners by preventing the publication of such tragic events.” – Father Juan Carlos Martos
Paranormal: “Beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation; such paranormal phenomena as telepathy; a medium’s paranormal powers.”
Since we follow biblical precepts to report God’s news of global change, we watch for and track local, national and global news developments which offer the tainting of manifestations. Accordingly, we try to censor quick judgments or endorsements of the paranormal.
Throughout biblical history, prophecy of God’s word has been and will continue to be fulfilled. Likewise, throughout history man has mixed a paranormal interpretation of prophetic events; or proclaimed events according to private interpretation!
So on and so forth, we recognize biblical prophetic references and hold a common consideration with many of today’s church scholars and leaders that Christ’s return is very, very near!
We see the fulfillment of national and global shaking: economics, wars, terrors, rejection of that which is good and the embrace of that which is evil. We see the corruption of mankind and the justification from the higher levels of society and governments. We witness the catastrophic results of greed, power and influence.
But we also see – which seems to still be hidden from normal recognition – the Arise and Shine of God’s family. We see prophetic fulfillment of God’s word: “In the last days, I will pour out my spirit on all flesh.” All indications of an bumper crop seems ripe for an end-time harvest according the to plans of the Lord of hosts. But, the Lord is orchestrating the events.
The Lord is stretching forth His arm. The spirit of the Lord is moving upon the earth; and His angels, “8 For thus saith the Lord of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye. 9 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me. 10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter [church] of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the Lord. 11 And many nations shall be joined to the Lord in that day, and shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the Lord of hosts hath sent me unto thee.” – Zechariah 2. Those with spiritual eyes can see.
But there’s another battle raging in the church. It is a battle of distraction. Both the church and the world know “something is going on” there’s a battle of distraction in the church.
While many in the church are more increasingly aware of the spiritual phenomenons, many are focused on the paranormal. Our staff gets a lot of emails and info references about the Illuminati, the NWO, demons, evil incarnate, extraterrestrials, UFOs and conspiracies, urging us to report the bizarre, the occult or the paranormal.
Although the Scripture references the spiritual wickedness, we choose not to focus on it, study it, embrace it, report it as if some occult script for the next Hollywood blockbuster. We encourage rather, “10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 And for [us], that utterance may be given unto [us], that [we] may open [our] mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which [we] are ambassadors in bonds: that therein [we] may speak boldly, as [we] ought to speak. 21 But that ye also may know [our] affairs, and how [we] do … faithfully minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: 22 Whom is sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that [we] might comfort your hearts.
23 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.” – Ephesians 6.
This past week, the 2012 US Election sent many Christians reeling and asking, “What happened; How could God let the most radical pro-abortion, pro-gay activist, anti-Christian president in American history win a second term to preside over America in the White House?”
As Dr. Thomas Sowell so aptly penned his recent commentary on the Occupy Wall Street movement to describe President Barack Obama’s America, he wrote:
“Obama’s America is where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent rule. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing pillage and destroy the lives of those who have sacrificed greatly. It is an America where history is rewritten to honor dictators, murderers and thieves. It is an America where violence, racism, hatred, class warfare and of murder are all promoted as acceptable means of overturning the American civil society. It is an America where humans have been degraded to the level of animals: defecating in public, having sex in public, devoid of basic hygiene. It is an America where the basic tenets of a civil society, including faith, family, a free press and individual rights, have been rejected. It is an America where our founding documents have been now shredded and, with them, every person’s guaranteed liberties.
It is an America where, ultimately, great suffering will come to the American people, but the rulers like Obama, Michelle Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, liberal college professors, union bosses and all other loyal liberal/Communist Party members will live in opulent splendor.
It is the America that Obama and the Democrat Party have now created with all the willing assistance of the American media, Hollywood, unions, universities, the Communist Party of America, the Black Panthers and numerous anti-American foreign entities.
Barack Obama has brought more destruction upon this country in three years than any other event in the history of our nation, but it is just the beginning of what he and his comrades are capable. The Occupy Wall Street movement is just another step in their plan for the annihilation of America.” – Thomas Sowell.
But the too little too late Christian crowd, who for just six weeks before the election, faithfully began forwarding emails and reminders of God’s promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14 as the path to national restoration, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face . . . then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
So, post election, the mid week services, small group prayer breakfasts, tweets and emails, wounded congregational gatherings and personal consults have mourned the election results in fearful ignorance, “Why did God let us down?”
I’ve got news for you! God had nothing to do with it. It’s convenient to point the finger accusing God of missing His opportunity to demonstrate His great love and mercy for all of us faithful “email Christians!” After all, I did forward that “2 Chronicles 7:14” email to twelve of my Christian friends who were suppose to forward it to twelve more Christian friends who would in turn forward it to twelve more Christian friends until within 48 hours it would have circled the globe 8 times [just in the nick of time] for God to perform in the measure equal to our panic and efforts honoring our faithful once in four years [or longer] “click a mouse” email discipleship! NO! NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO . . . NO!
The election results – IF they were in error – is NOT the lack of love and mercy in the 11th hour from God. It is an indictment of the [corporate] church: “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?” – 1 Peter 4:17.
The reason why we have our elected officials in office today [not just the president] is because today’s church does not know the word of God! Many in the church today hesitantly attend services on Easter and Christmas; some maybe six or seven times a year if it’s convenient. Others(?) perhaps once a month and regular attendees obligate themselves for an hour on Sunday in fear they’ll miss the kickoff of the game at noon or 1 O’Clock? And few – very few – actually read the word of God . . . and follow it!
Today, you can’t tell the church for the world except for forwarding a distressed comment in a pleading 2 Corinthians 7:14 email.
For 27 years in my adult life, I attended mega churches of 7-10,000 members under nationally recognized senior pastors and staff with expository teaching and doctoral credentials.
But the crowded schedules of senior pastors and staff in mega congregations is always convenient to pacify the best of intentions for the majority, “Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing. 12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” – Hebrews 5:11-14. Are you listening Christians?
If you want the “benefit” of spiritual ordinance in the land, it is necessary to determine it; “12 And from the days of John the Baptist until the present time, the kingdom of heaven has endured violent assault, and violent men seize it by force [as a precious prize—a share in the heavenly kingdom is sought with most ardent zeal and intense exertion].” Matthew 11:12 AMP.
Currently, I attend a small home church group: about 25 locally in attendance and pastor’d by one of the best biblical scholars I’ve ever encountered – also doctoral credentials. The smaller gathering affords the great and rare privilege of having personal access, at nearly the drop of a hat, to extra ordinary teaching, personal counsel, personal mentorship and discipleship as “all scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness [2 Timothy 3:16].” No Excuses . . . as compared to the convenient scheduling challenges of larger congregations?
Nevertheless, in nearly eight years, the small home church local attendance hasn’t grown! Yet, the weekly streaming video teaching broadcast attendance has expanded beyond measure outside of the borders of the USA to the outermost parts of the world! In fact it’s the fastest growing home church broadcast in the world!
Oh that’s right, the local group meeting conflicts with the local telecast of “Wheel of Fortune.” You know those game shows? That’s where I can loose myself in the hopes of fantasy about winning instant cash prizes to compensate for the economic downturn?? I sure hope those game show contestants got that 2 Chronicles 7:14 email down line from my forward! Are you listening America?
Again, on Saturday mornings, I attend the “City Gates” men’s discipleship group hosted in a classroom building on the campus of another “large” local church [about 3,000 members]; from which about 1,500 men attend auditorium services on Sunday. The City Gates Discipleship Group, led by a lay leader [of “doctrinal credentials”] includes “ALL” of about 7-8 committed men [depending the work schedule of one] who meet to “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” – 2 Timothy 2:15. Out of potentially 1,500 available men in the larger congregation on Sunday, the Saturday morning “2 Timothy 2:15 City Gates Group” hasn’t grown for months. Where are the other 1,493 men . . .
. . . and why didn’t God deliver the election for Christians?
No, this is not an indictment of the nation, or the media, or the party, or the candidacy of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan or the culture; OR Barack Obama! The America we live in today is an indictment of the church. America subscribes to the feel good gospel . . . only if it’s convenient!
I didn’t vote for Barack Obama. It’s not because I don’t like him! I do! He’s very likeable! And, it’s not that I hate him! I don’t! In fact, in the biblical sense, I love him … to the point of praying for him daily! No! I didn’t vote for Barack Obama because his policies and the platform [in large] does not agree with the word of God! Therefore I don’t agree with him. In fact, I don’t agree with most everything he says …
However, some time ago, President Barack Obama stated, “America is no longer a Christian nation!” It was offensive to the lukewarm Christian majority in a measure equal to as if I would say your favorite sports team is no longer professional!
No President Obama, I don’t agree with most everything you say because it contradicts my agreement of the word of God! But, as far as “America is no longer a Christian nation” . . . I’m afraid, Mr. Obama, you are absolutely correct!
As long as politicians are able to convince the church Washington loves them more than God does, America will deteriorate As long as politicians are able to convince the church Washington can provide for them where God cannot, there will be further decay.
As long as the church remains anemic, so will America!
As long as the church remains anemic, so will America!