New York: Where Baal and Molech Want Your Children

New York: Where Baal and Molech Want Your Children

The above sign appears at the arrival gate when one enters the state of New York and New York City at JFK airport. Unfortunately, that welcome mat is no longer a guarantee to thousands of unborn children. Yes children! A woman can now carry a baby full-term and still have a ‘legal’ abortion performed. This was signed into law under the disguise of ‘only for women whose lives are at risk.’ Studies show that less than 1% of all abortions performed are the result of the woman’s live being at risk.

What is really at risk here? According to Governor Cuomo and the Democratically controlled legislature of New York, ‘we are afraid that Roe v. Wade will be overturned and we are guaranteeing women’s reproductive rights at the state level.” When Gov. Cuomo spoke about the new law he, along with other lawmakers stood at a blue podium with the caption Reproductive Justice No Time To Wait. Wow, talk about an irony. What kind of justice are they referring to?

Aside from the various Bible verses there is enough proof that life begins at conception. Further, why would a woman carry a baby full term and decide to not have it? Obviously there are cases of rape, incest, and the mother’s life risk that are often considered. However, overall there are always many waiting to adopt. There are always people who want to have children and yet can’t and desire to adopt and are required to go through so many various hoops in order to finally get a child to raise as their own. Worse is the fact that a woman can have a one night stand and turn up pregnant only to walk into a doctor’s office and get an abortion under the cover of ‘women’s reproductive health.’

I am more than sympathetic to those who have been raped and abused. It is most unfortunate. Most of the abortions performed in the United States are not due to rape or incest nor the risk of the life of the mother. All that to say, what is really going on? What has New York just done? The state of New York operates a website for child abuse and protective services. If someone suspects or knows of a child being abused they are supposed to report it. Also, there is a list at their website that details who is ‘required’ by law to report child abuse. Among those listed are physicians, nurses, the coroner, medical examiner, and other health care officials.

The same health care officials who are required by law to report the abuse of a child, are possibly the same ones who will be killing or murdering many unborn healthy children. Where is the justice in that? 5 minutes maybe 10 can mean the difference in what is a crime in New York. Worse is the fact that the lawmakers are praising this. Where is the justice?

I worked in healthcare for nearly 3 decades and came in contact with many situations and have a full appreciation of the matters at hand.

I understand that many in all levels of society do not have a Biblical worldview. Others meanwhile, do have a Biblical worldview but they have erroneous teaching are worse have been convinced by bad medical claims that it is not murder, or it is a ‘woman’s right to choose’. Yes there is a choice. What about the choice of the unborn.

So what does the Creator have to say about all of this? I have previously written about Molech in Amos 5, and the Children of Israel passing their children through the ‘fire’ or offering their children to this false god.

Consider the following verses:

Jeremiah 32:35, “they built the high places of Baal that are in the valley of Ben-hinnom to cause their sons and daughters to pass through the fire to Molech, which I had not commanded them nor had it entered My mind that they should do this abomination to cause Judah to sin.”

Leviticus 18:21, “ you shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of the Lord your God; I am the Lord.”

I can hear some people saying ‘well that is Old Testament!’ Remember the Old has not passed away and further Jesus took the commandments higher. The Old points to the New. We are quick to say ‘thou shalt not murder.’ That is part of the Old Testament which we as New Testament believers are under but Jesus gave us power to live it out and if we sin then we have the blood of Jesus as our sacrifice and we can repent and be forgiven. Wow, God is good.

But we see that God strictly forbade His people to act as the other people around them in allowing or causing their children to ‘pass through the fire’ in being offered to Molech. The god Molech was made by man’s hands of metal, probably bronze, and in its belly a fire was lit and later children were placed in there above the coals and left in there to be basically burned alive, thus the term ‘pass through the fire.’

In 2 Kings 3:27 the king of Moab saw that the battle was turning against him and ‘he took his oldest son, who was to reign in his place, and offered him as a burnt offering on the wall. You see, it is the heathen, or pagan peoples who offered their children to false gods.

Psalm 106:35, “ but they mingled with the nations and learned their practices, 36- and served their idols, which became a snare to them. 37- they even sacrificed their sons and daughters to the demons.” (NASB)

God had forbidden Israel to offer their children to false gods or demons, yet as we read they mingled with the other nations and took up their practices. This is what happens when we allow the world to ‘mingle’ with the Church and we adopt their practices instead of keeping Jesus’ teachings and further teaching and discipling the nations as we were commanded by Jesus. Thus in America and in any nation where abortion or any form of child sacrifice exists we have come to allow our children to be offered to false gods. I’m sure many are offended and many see what I am teaching as too extreme. Unfortunately, we can’t cover it up or disguise it any longer.

What are we to do then? First we must pray and intercede for the United States as a nation, and then for all states. We need to pray for the Supreme Court in possibly overturning Roe v. Wade. When this happens and legislation is in turn sent to the states to pass we must pray that each state is ready to pass legislation making abortion illegal. I’m sure that there will be as I believe there should be few if any exceptions. Such as, rape, or incest or the mother’s life. There will need to be education, science, medical and other. We must pray for people’s hearts to be turned back to The Father through Jesus as that is really the only way.

Lord help us! Lord forgive us!

God’s Plan For The Palestinian Arabs

God’s Plan For The Palestinian Arabs

With so much in the news about Israel and Palestine, or the West Bank and Gaza, and the fact that I have written so much recently about Israel, and the history of the situation there I felt led to delve into the Word and look at God’s heart for the Arabs in Israel, Palestine and all of the nations. I tell people I have a heart for the nations, but certainly all believers should because that is God’s heart.

I recently wrote detailing the events of the modern state of Israel and how the current situation came to exist. For more details refer to my January 14 article entitled “Rashida Tlaib, Trump and 1967.” I present a lot of facts and delve into God’s heart and plans for Israel, and the Blessings and Curses mention in Genesis 12. There are six promises or “Abrahamic blessings” as they are often called. They are specific to the son of ‘promise’, Isaac, not Ishmael. So, if Israel is God’s chosen people, and even though they rejected His Son whom He sent them first, what do we do with the Arabs who now reside in Israel and Palestine? Are there specific verses mentioning them?

There are in fact several passages that mention Edom, or the descendants of Esau. Most scholars agree that the descendants of Esau are the Arabs of Jordan, and the Palestinians Arabs. The land of the Edomites was southeast of the land given to the children of Israel, and was also in the path they took as they went to cross the Jordan and enter the promised land. The Israelites and Edomites often fought, and sometimes Edom allied with the Southern Kingdom and occasionally the Northern Kingdom against common enemies like the Moabites and Syrians.

Also, when Mt. Seir is mentioned it is referring to Esau and Edom. Edom has been a natural enemy of Israel since the two brothers parted ways. Even though Jacob and Esau met and reconciled in the wilderness, their descendants continued to be at odds. After the Children of Israel went into the promised land the Edomites continued to taunt them, but occasionally as mentioned before they united against a common enemy. Several prophecies were written where God basically said he would wipe Edom out. Consider the short book of Obadiah is a record of the vision that the prophet had demonstrating God’s intent to ‘wipe out’ Edom. Other prophets that prophesied against Edom include Ezekiel, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Joel, and Amos.

What was it that caused God to have His prophets declare Edom to ‘become a wilderness?’ Consider Psalm 137:7, “Remember Lord, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. “Tear it down”, they cried, “tear it down to its foundations.”! Or look at Obadiah 10-14. Vers 10 declares, “Because of violence to Your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame, and you will be cut off forever.” Amos 1:11 speaks of Edom pursuing his brother with the sword, and God not revoking their punishment.

Basically, what Edom did was when Babylon finally came into Jerusalem and began removing people and loot, etc. the Edomites said, hey let us destroy the temple, we will help you empty it of its contents. This is what the prophets are crying out for in demanding justice against the Edomites. They basically participated in the destruction of the first Temple. As time went on the Edomites spilled over into the Negev or southern area of Israel and Judah. By the time of the Romans there was even a province named Idumea after the Edomites. It is not clear how many were actually descendants of Esau, scholars and historians generally agree there were Jews living in the area we now call Palestine, as well as some Edomites. Over the 2,000 years following the second Temple destruction various empires, kingdoms, and nations ruled that area.

By the time of the Balfour Declaration there were Jews and ‘Arabs’ living in the area known as Palestine. These Arabs, as I mentioned are considered to be descendants of the Edomites. Also, the southern and central Jordanians also considered descendants of Edom, and some Moab. We all know that this has been going on for thousands of years. But, what is God’s plan to bring reconciliation to the children of Jacob and Esau, or is it possible until Jesus comes back? Psalm 83 lists a number of nations that wish to conspire to ‘wipe Israel out from being a nation’. Among them are the ‘tents of Edom.’ This speaks of of refugees or tent dwellers, much like the Palestinian Arabs lived after the 1948 War. Does God have a plan for the Palestinian Arabs?

The plan for the Palestinian Arabs is the same as the plan for the Jews, and the same for all nations. Jesus commanded His disciples to preach the gospel to all nations and make disciples of all nations. (mark 16, Matthew 28:18-20) He also said that the gospel of the kingdom shall be preached to all nations as a witness, Matthew 24:14. In Revelation 4 and 5 we see all of the nations gathered around God’s throne worshipping the lamb. So we see God intends for all nations discipled, saved and worshipping Jesus. ‘My house shall be called a House of Prayer for All Nations.’ Isa. 56:7.

However, we saw God sent various prophets to denounce what Edom did in helping Babylon, and further it seems He intended to wipe them out and punish them. Yet, there are still a few million of them around. Does God really want to save the descendants of Esau? Of course. I have actually met many such believers. But there is a greater purpose than just salvation. First of all there is an obscure verse that speaks of this. Amos 9:12 is part of the group of verses that speak of restoring the Tabernacle of David. Further these verses were quoted in Acts 15 by James as he decided that the gospel was for Jew and Gentile, and that the Gentiles could receive it without converting to Judaism, i.e. circumcision.

Amos 9: 11 ‘ In that day I will raise up the fallen down booth of David, and wall up its breaches; I will also raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old.

12 that they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all of the nations who are called by My name, Declares the Lord who does this.’

The Tabernacle of David was a tent with the ark of the covenant open to all worshipers. Restoration of the tabernacle of David has a few manifestations, including Jesus, who restored the Davidic kingdom as a ‘spiritual’ one, uniting all nations through the Gospel and New Covenant. There is then the Messianic aspect, and then the prayer and worship aspect, for all nations. The remnant of Edom seems to be talking about just what we see today. Some interpret that verse as Israel occupying Edom, but I see the Jews brought the gospel through Jesus and yet they denied Him.

The final and greatest plan God has for the Palestinian Arabs is not just salvation, but being part of the One New Man, and provoking Israel to jealousy as Paul wrote. Ephesians 2:14-16 deals with the idea of the ‘One New Man.’ What do we mean by that? In Jesus the middle wall that seperated gentiles, or nations, from Jews was broken down. In Jesus we all have access to Father God and eternal life and all that He has provided in His death and resurrection and ascension to sit on His throne at the right hand of the Father, and His soon coming!

In Romans 11 Paul is speaking to the Church at Rome regarding Israel and the fact that God has not forsaken her, and in verse 29 he declares, “All Israel will be saved”. However, he mentions his ministry to the gentiles that was magnified in that he might move some Israelis to jealousy to come to Yeshua. Likewise I believe that as Arabs, whether Palestinian, Jordanian, Saudi, or whatever come to salvation in Jesus that more Jews will come to that same saving knowledge.

So, the ultimate plan of God is that the remnant of Edom, or Palestinians be saved. He desires that they be part of the ‘all nations’ worshipping Him around His throne, and ultimately by their salvation Israel will to salvation in Yeshua. Pray that as events unfold, and terror continues to abound that many Arabs will come to know salvation through Jesus, and likewise many Jews. I have personally witnessed this and know that Jesus’ heart is full of love and joy when He sees esau and Jacob come together through Him.

Has God Forsaken America Or

Has God Forsaken America Or

Has America Forgotten God?

It doesn’t take a prophet to look around and see that the current ‘spiritual’ status of the United States is nearly bankrupt. The state of society in every corner has fallen to its worst level in it’s nearly 243 year history. The same could be said of the ‘spiritual’ climate in Europe. The United States has seen a rapid decline in church attendance, and an increase in drug addiction and drug-related crimes, pornagraphy, human trafficking, murder, idolatry, and ‘all manner of evil.’ The state of the schools is at an all time low as we see more and more government mandated teaching that clearly violates God’s Holy Word. The children, youth and young adults are seeking answers and they are getting them from the wrong sources.

We so often hear so many speaking about God’s judgment coming to America, while others speak of a great revival and harvest of souls for the kingdom of God. Who can really know what to make of it? How are we supposed to really know what God is up to? How did all of this happen and is there any real hope for America or any nation that has turned down the path of destruction?

In Deuteronomy chapter 28 God tells how He would bless the Israelites if they obeyed His commands, and at the same time what curses would come in them if they rebelled and did not obey His voice, and turned away from His statutes, precepts, and ordinances. In the book of Judges we see the pattern of the people rebelling and turning away from God, and then God allowing the nations around them to overtake them and conquer them, and the Israelites would remain subject to them until they would cried out, and God would hear their cry and send a deliverer, or Judge. The people would follow God and His teachings for awhile only to turn away again.

By the time the Prophet Jeremiah came on the scene Israel had taken a king, divided into two separate nations, Israel, or the Northern Kingdom, and Judah, or the Southern Kingdom. The Northern Kingdom had been overrun, defeated and saw many of its people assimilate into the Assyrian Empire. While Judah had mostly “good or Godly” kings, the few evil ones were really, really evil. They were the one who ‘killed the prophets’ as Jerusalem was part of that kingdom. Eventually they wouldn’t receive the prophets messages and were carried away to Babylon to be ruled by Babylon and later Persia. This is where the First Temple destruction occurred and then later the return to rebuild The Temple and Jerusalem after 70 years.

So, the question I originally asked about America requires an Answer. Has God gone so far that God has turned His back on her, or has America just thumbed its nose at God and He finally has had enough? I recently was awakened early one morning and was lead to Jeremiah 18:15, which reads,

“but My people have forsaken Me; they make offerings to false gods; they made them stumble in their ways, in the ancient roads, and to walk into side roads, not the highway”

American Has Stumbled Off Of The Path

 

I believe that America has gotten off of the path it started on, not for good but for evil. Some would see the path that America is on now as a ‘good path’. It is obvious that a generation rose up and trampled on The Ten Commandments, and prayer, not just in school, but in any ‘public’ arena, and have abandoned the Word of God. I have a picture of one of the first Continental Congresses and the attendants knelt in prayer. This is how our forefathers founded our country, on their knees, praying to God for direction. Through time, the nations from where immigrants came from brought their cultures and cuisines as well as their religions. We gladly welcomed them but instead of the church demonstrating the gospel to them and reaching out to the nations coming here we allowed their false religions to become mainstream, affecting so much of our culture at large. Often this has caused Christians to lose their first amendment rights but other faiths are given a higher place of respect. We are no longer given respect to practice and follow the teachings of Jesus.

I often hear people say, “America is no longer a Christian nation”! I think only God can answer that but I believe God has and always has had a remnant who will not forsake His word. Certainly there has been a shift as I mentioned at the beginning and the pendulum has swung far to the left, or far away from God. But is there hope?

Jeremiah 18:12 (NASB) But they will say, ‘It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.” (ESV)

Like Israel of old it seems we live in a day where each one follows his or her own plans. Further, the problem is worse in the church. How can those outside of the church follow and live according to the “Word of God” if they don’t see it modeled by those who claim to be followers of Jesus and the one true and living God? How can we expect the world or society to know God if we don’t ‘know’ Him and His ways? We have to spend time in the word, pray and worship in order to ‘know’ Him and what He is saying and how we can be light in the areas where we walk.

The Potter And The Clay

Perhaps God will deal with America like the Potter dealt with the clay in Jeremiah 18!

Jeremiah 18:7 “At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to pull it down, or destroy it; 8- if that nation turns from its evil I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.”

God does not desire to destroy or wipe out any nation, but those that do not ‘turn or repent’ from evil will certainly eventually feel destruction at the hand of God. So, when we hear someone speaking of coming destruction to America or any other nation, we must remember there is always hope, if that nation repents and turns toward following God. We all know and can probably recite 2 Chronicles 7:14. It speaks of God’s people humbling themselves, and praying and seeking God’s face and turning from their wicked ways. Who is it that turns? God’s people. The nation is following after the devices of their hearts because the ‘people of God’ are not praying, seeking, turning, etc. It starts with God’s people. If we do those things, then He will hear and forgive and ‘heal the land’.

The land must be healed. Yes, the land can be broken, because the evil is spilled on the land and the land cries out for healing. This is why the Southern Kingdom was sent away to Babylon so that the land could ‘have a rest from all of the evil, and heal.” Also, so that God could reform and reshape His people and put a hunger in them to serve Him in their own land.

Jeremiah 18:9-10 “ or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to build it up or to plant it; if it does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think better of the good with which I had promised to bless it.” (NASB)

God Established America

 

It was God that truly established America as a beacon of religious freedom for those seeking such in England and all of Europe. The early settlers sought to reach the Native Americans but that had tragic disappointments. America has seen at least two Great Awakenings and many local and regional revivals. Missionaries were sent out to Africa, Asia, and other parts of the world from America, Great Britain, and other nations. Jesus’ church was strong, vibrant and was helping shape the United States at all levels of society.

Unfortunately, America and many other once strong Christian nations have ‘not obeyed God’s voice and have done “evil” in His sight.’ Nevertheless as God built up America and now she has turned away, causing leaders to speak of coming judgment, He can also ‘relent’ concerning the calamities. The storms we see in greater magnitude may or may not be associated with His judgment, but they should serve as a wake up call. Further, before God judges or turns America or any nation over to wrath He will most assuredly judge the church for not doing it’s part to cry out in repentance. 1 Peter 4:17 says that ‘judgment must begin in the house of God, and if it begins with us what will be the end of them that ‘obey not’ the gospel of God?’ God will judge the nations, but first we, the people of God are judged. God is telling the church in America to turn back.

What Is The Final Word

The answer is No! That God has not forgotten America, even though it looks as if America as gone down a different path than it started. He is not willing that anyone should perish, but have everlasting life, through His Son Jesus. The answer is Revival, Reform, Reconciliation, and Awakening .Prayer for America and the nations that have turned away is needed. Pray for the ‘church’ to wake up! Pray for a harvest of souls and then for those to disciple new followers of Jesus. Pray For awakening and harvest in every corner of society, and of course speak up. We all have a voice and we need to quit turning our face away as if it doesn’t matter.

Thank You Lord for mercy and grace.

Rashida Tlaib, Donald Trump And 1967

Rashida Tlaib, Donald Trump And 1967

With all of the news about Rashida Tlaib being the first Palestinian woman elected to Congress, and her hatred of Israel and her recent rants and cursing of President Donald Trump I felt led to delve into what is really behind the filthy name calling and anti- Israel stand of the American born representative of Michigan’s 13th Congressional district. Furthur I want to remind everyone of some facts, and what lies ahead. Finally, we have to remember to pray for Rashida and all of those opposed to God’s plans.

Unless you are under a rock or just do not care about the news at all you are probably aware of recent comments at the inauguration of Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib where she commented that she responded to her son’s comments “bullies never win”, with” yes and we are going to impeach the M** F***.” Nice language to use in front of your 13 and 7 year old sons. She has refused to apologize for the comments, demonstrating her ultimate hatred of Donald J. Trump and his government. On the night of the election she was draped in a Palestinian flag, not an American as one would think should be the case since she was elected to the Congress of the United States.

This all demonstrates that yes, she has an agenda, but it is not to represent her constituents, but to promote her and so many like hers, hatred of all things Israel. She is a big promoter of BDS which stands for Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions, of all things Israel. This movement has led to many Israeli families going bankrupt due to no sales in places like Europe where there is a strong Anti-Israel sentiment. Many families had been farming the same land for generations. Rep. Tlaib has vowed to vote against everything that comes up to help Israel, including weapons to defend themselves from all of those that want to annihilate them, especially in Gaza and West Bank.

Let me be clear all people in all of the nations around Israel are not against Israel. I know many wonderful Christians in some of these countries and I also know some Muslims who just want to ‘live’. But, Rep. Tlaib does represent many here in America and abroad when it comes to wiping Israel out. It’s Psalm 83 where the nations conspire to wipe Israel off of the earth. So, how did we get to this point, and what does President Donald Trump have to do with any of this? And what does the Bible say?

A quick history lesson would remind Rep. Tlaib that if Jordan had never attacked Israel, along with Egypt and Syria there would be no designation as West Bank, and her family would be calling themselves Jordanians. But, in June 1967 Egypt, Syria, and Jordan all attacked Israel. In just six days Israel miraculously defeated all three, and gained all of Jerusalem, including the Temple Mount. The war lasted from June 5 until June 10, 1967. When the Jordanian army pulled out they left behind many Arabs who the King of Jordan had made full citizens after he annexed it on 24 April, 1950. Furthermore, these Arabs remained citizens of Jordan until 1988 when the government renounced it. That left the Arabs in the West Bank citizens of no country. If Rep. Tlaib should be mad at anyone it should be the Jordanian army for abandoning her people.

The Israeli army merely went in to occupy land that had been won in battle after defeating an enemy aggressor. Previously, the United Nations had agreed to a partition plan that gave a Jewish state and a Palestinian state with Jerusalem under UN administration. The British government made the famous Balfour Declaration in 1917 after it won the area known as Palestine from the Ottoman Empire. After Israel declared Independence in 1948 there was an Arab war and finally a peace agreement was reached. The participating nations agreed to a Green line or Armistice line. That line held and kept Jerusalem divided with the Temple Mount remaining in Arab controlled lands.

When Israel won that war in 1967 everything changed. But the world still recognized Tel Aviv as the capital until December 2018, when US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Since then several other nations, mostly Latin American have followed suit in moving their embassies to Jerusalem. I have previously written on how Australia got wrong in recognizing ‘west Jerusalem’ as the capital of Israel.You can find that article on my website, Writeitplain.com, with many verses explaining why undivided Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Israel, and one day when Jesus returns will be for the whole world.

It is not a perfect situation in Israel. The United Nations, and many nations believe Israel should pull back to the pre-1949 borders. In doing so it would be like playing marbles for fun, or in this case war games, but the winner doesn’t really get to keep all of the spoils. It’s not even so much keeping the spoils but it has become about protecting what you already have. Nevertheless, I am aware of the plight of many Arabs stuck west of the 1949 Green line without any citizenship. They can’t leave Jerusalem because if they do they can’t come back without proper paperwork which is hard to obtain. However, many Arabs are business people and politicians, educators, nurses, doctors, etc.

President Trump put America in alignment with God’s plan with announcing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Since then all hell has literally broken out. Politicians will not be able to settle all of the problems, ultimately setting the stage for the ‘man of lawlessness’ to come and bring a false peace. Eventually Jesus will return and set up his kingdom with Jerusalem as its capital. He will reign forever. In the meantime we need to pray for all of Israel to be saved. We need to pray for Arabs and Jews. God has promised a revival in all of the earth, including the ‘land of Israel’.

A member of Rep. Tlaib’s staff placed a note over Israel on a map with the word ‘Palestine” and said “now everything is right”. Satan has sought to destroy Jews and all Israelis for thousands of years. That is why we see this ant-Israel hatred and rise of anti-semitism across the globe. Israel has given self government to 10 cities in the West Bank including Jericho and Bethlehem. Jews are not allowed there.

So, the real problem with Trump is his stand on Israel. We must pray that America continues to stand with Israel. No other government is a true friend of Israel. The Bible promised to Bless those who Bless the seed of Abraham through the promised son, Isaac, and that is Israel. God also said He would curse those who curse that same seed. I’m all in for some blessing. Let’s continue to bless Israel, while praying for her enemies. Pray for an end to The BDS or boycotting and sanctions against Israel. Pray that those who hate Israel to gain a revelation of Jesus and His love for them. In the meantime you can also be a voice for Israel wherever you are. If you feel led write your Representative or Senators telling them to stand with Israel.

A Psalm 2 Answer To Christian Bale’s Acceptance Speech

A Psalm 2 Answer To Christian Bale’s Acceptance Speech

It’s not hard to find issues in the news to get followers of Jesus’s hair set on edge or worse get our ‘blood pressure up.’ This one shouldn’t come as a surprise since so many of Hollywood’s ‘elites’ are always making headlines with comments that are prone to be anti-God or anti-Christ. On Sunday night Christian Bale kept in line by actually going so far as to saying “Thank you Satan” as he accepted his award for best actor. He alluded to his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in the movie ‘Vice’. He said “Satan had inspired him” in playing the role of the former VP.

I do not watch any of the awards that Hollywood or similar groups put on but all one has to do is wait a few minutes or hours after the conclusion and all of the headlines will appear. I ran across this one on a friends facebook feed. It should not and really doesn’t come as a surprise to me what comes out of the mouths of most of these actors. This continues to demonstrate the morals and beliefs of so many that influence so much of American society, as well as much of the world. I have enjoyed several of Bale’s performances in movies like The Dark Knight, Public Enemies, 3:10 to Yuma, The Prestige, and Batman Begins.

 

Bale has performed in over 50 productions as well as producing Harsh Times. With so many great performances, awards, and accolades it is no wonder someone of his talent is well like and loved and respected in the industry. He has many fans and admirers as well. Nevertheless what he said certainly is representative of many in Hollywood. Not all of Hollywood actors and actresses subscribe to the same religion or false ‘god’ but they all fall into the same boat as God haters, and of Christ and His disciples as well.

So, what do I mean by a Psalm 2 answer? Wouldn’t it be just as well to say something like ‘Oh how terrible, he honored the devil, not Jesus” or anything of the sort. Psalm 2 is an awesome chapter that gives a lot of understanding to what has always but even more so now is going on in our world. I was first brought to this understanding in 2014 through the teaching of Mike Bickle who has recently written and published a Book which alludes to this subject. But let me expand. First, what does Psalm 2 have to say?

1- Why are the nations in an uproar And the peoples devising a vain thing?

2- The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together

Against the Lord and against His Anointed saying,

3- “Let us tear their fetters apart And cast their cords from us!”

4- He who sits in the heavens laughs, The Lord scoffs at them.

5- Then He will speak to them in His anger And terrify them in His fury, saying

6- “But as for Me, I have installed My King Upon Zion My holy Mountain.”

7-”I will surely tell of the decree of the Lord: he said to Me, “You are My Son, Today I

Begotten You.”

8- ‘Ask of Me and I will surely give the nations as Your Inheritance, and the very

ends of the earth as Your possession.’

9- ‘You shall break them with a rod of iron, You shall shatter them like earthenware.”

10- Now therefore O kings, show discernment; Take warning O judges of the earth.

11- Worship the Lord with reverence And rejoice with trembling.

12- Do homage to the Son, that He may not become angry, and you perish in the w

Way, For His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in

Him! (NASB, 1995 Lockman Foundation)

The Psalm begins by asking a question or rather 2 questions. Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? Then it mentions the kings of the earth taking their stand. The nations are not necessarily nations as we think of confined to man made modern boundaries. They are people groups, tribes, ethnicities, and nations like we have here in America, the Cherokee, Navajo, and other “First Nations” tribes. Likewise the kings of the earth are not necessarily the rulers of the above mentioned tribes, or nations. Certainly Presidents, Kings, Queens, Primes Ministers, and Emperors are rulers.

At the same time there are other areas of authority where there are rulers. In The days of King David when Psalm 2 was written there were merchants and traders, and those that controlled vast sums of gold, silver, ivory, and food as well. There are of course the priests in Israel and then the priests and prophets of the nations around Israel, who served false demonic gods yet were revered with high esteem in their culture. In ancient Greece and other societies Stoics, and Philosophers were held in high regard. So you see rulership is not just confined to the ones sitting on the governmental throne.

In our modern age there are many voices contending to rule in our various societies and cultures, They are really wanting to take up their throne in mine and your lives. Hollywood has for many years leaned politically to the far left, always opposing any semblance of Judeo-Christian morality. Not to mention the many adherents to ‘Scientology.’ Then there is the many Sports figures who are looked up to and revered by so many, especially our youth. AS far as the merchants that would be represented by ‘Corporate America”.

As a ‘ruler’ or group who is looked up to Hollywood certainly has a lot of sway with many in America, especially in the political arena. Some say why don’t they stick to acting and keep their nose out of the government. That could be said of a lot of people, even sports figures. However, it’s not even their comments but the lifestyles they live that we, as Christians, should examine.

In Psalm 2, verse 2 David states that these rulers ‘take counsel together against the Lord and against His anointed.’ I’ve written it before and will continue to write and say that all of these that speak or desire a life contrary to Biblical standards are really opposing God and Jesus. When people accept an award for fine acting and make millions of dollars and live an opulent lifestyle and then give thanks to ‘Satan’, and further saying he inspired him, it is really as if they are speaking Psalm 2 verse 3, “ Let us tear their fetters apart and cast away their cords from us.’

Look at the picture above and it is as if Christian Bale, which is ironic his name is Christian, is waving his trophy at God and at Jesus as if to say, “I don’t need you, I only need Satan, you see I am waving my award and all I have in your face.” Hollywood has been thumbing their nose at God and Jesus and Christians who won’t bow to what they say and even worse keep going to the box office and supporting them financially so they can go and pour money into other rulers like the drug trade or human trafficking, or other fleshly fulfillments.

The Psalmist says that God is sitting on His throne laughing at these so-called rulers. Pause and think about that, God laughs at Hollywood. But the final admonishment is in found in verse 10. ‘Show discernment and take warning. He calls them judges of the earth. Judges are supposed to bring justice and that means righting a wrong. Obviously the wrong that needs to be righted is the wrong of giving ‘Satan’ praise for anything but especially for inspiring an award winning performance.

Verse 12 tells the ‘rulers’ to Do homage or as some translations might read, ‘Kiss’ the Son. In other words bow to the Son. Who is the Son? None other than Jesus Christ, who is Lord of Lords, and KIng of Kings. ( Rev. 19:16)Hey what did I just say? King of Kings! Wow that means Hollywood rulers Jesus is your king!! If the ‘rulers’ do not worship Jesus (the Son), He will become angry and they will perish. In other words, some day Jesus will bring justice and judge those who do not acknowledge Him as King of Kings. Matthew 25:31-46 deals with Jesus as the Judge, and how He will separate the ‘sheep’ or His true disciples from the goats, or those who have chosen not to follow Him and obey His commands.

The end of it all is this: Hollywood and all of those who act and think like Christian Bale will be judged one day. They can flaunt their trophies and thumb their nose at God and He is laughing but sadly judgment will come. WE need to pray for Christian Bale and all of the Hollywood actors. There are some believers involved in the Entertainment industry who do wonderful work, and represent the kingdom of god well.

We need to pray for them as they stand on the front lines. Pray God will raise up more righteous actors who are not afraid to speak and act on behalf of the kingdom of God. But whatever you do pray, we are living in dark, perilous times, but wonderful and exciting as well. Only if you follow and obey Jesus, and His commands will it be exciting, for then you understand that there is a harvest coming. I have heard of a ‘move of God’ among some in Hollywood.

My home state has become the new Hollywood and we are praying for all of those that are involved to be touched by the power of God and there be a revival among the Entertainment Industry here. Join me and others in praying for lost souls to be saved in Hollywood, Bollywood And the Entertainment industry all around the world.

2019 Promises, Blessings, Decrees & The Will of God

2019 Promises, Blessings, Decrees & The Will of God

We all have needs and situations that went unmet in 2018. There are many reasons why we may not have seen everything we felt God was going to do, or goals we set not achieved. There are many speaking promises, and prophetic words today, or will be in the days and weeks ahead of what they believe God may be speaking over our nation or a particular situation. Sermons will be preached, resolutions made, goals set, decrees made, and blessings given, all with the intent of speaking ‘comfort and hope’ for the coming year.

I am all in when it comes to edifying and comforting people, so long as we speak it from the hope of the cross.I love prophecy and all of the gifts of the ‘Spirit’. We need to hear what God is saying through leaders and those gifted in the body to speak forth what He is saying. But, we also need to weigh every word against the Word of God, and as Paul says ‘test the spirits.” We need wisdom and discernment.

All of that said we know that God speaks in many and varied ways, including circumstances and even non-believers. Whatever we need for God to do or we what to see Him do we must first ask what His will is and what is He saying about a particular situation. All of this obviously comes from a relationship built on time in the Word, worship and prayer.

Speaking a blessing over someone or asking God to bless is a good thing. He certainly does not want us to go around speaking curses over ourselves, families, friends, nation, etc. Speaking blessing, and being thankful and praising Him in all things, 1 Thes. 5:18. Praying the Word of God is also important and you can’t go wrong as it is His Word. Unless of course you misapply it. Praying the Apostolic prayers and the blessings found in the Psalms and throughout the Bible are good.

Then there are decrees and declarations. As priests we are mediators making intercession, and as kings we make declarations, but they must be made on His Word or through what God shows us and tells us. Again, that comes from a place of intimacy. Job 22:28 say, “you will decree a thing and it will be established for you.” (Nasb) The previous verse talk about Job delighting in the Lord, and these things will happen.

You see there is always the part we play. God gives us a promise or prophetic word but it doesn’t happen like magic. We have to pray and guard and keep the enemy from stopping it from coming forth. We have to let our hearts line up, and remain pure, and be thankful, and not grumble, complain or be accusative. God will do what He said, but not when we want it or how we expect it.

James 4:13 says, “Come now you who say ‘tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.’ 14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are like a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. 15 Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills we will live, and do this or that’ 16 But as it is you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.”

Now don’t misunderstand what James is writing about. He is talking about us making our plans without God’s input, direction, leading etc. Even when we get a “Word from the Lord’ and we pray and everything checks out it does not mean it will just happen immediately and certainly then enemy will try to stop it. By the same token, we need to plan every day according to what God would have us do. There are some things we don’t need to ask or plan too much. Getting up every day and going to our jobs or doing the work we have for that day is something we must do. Often He interrupts us and changes things.

When God called me to serve Him I wasn’t ready nor prepared for all that it required. Further, I have always heard Him speak for me and my wife to do something or He was going to do this or that but we had to always do our part, and even in that we had to be led by the Spirit. When He told us to move to Pensacola and for me to go to school at Brownsville we had to make some adjustments. We had to ask Him when and how.

I pray and ask Him for His guidance about everything. I used to ask for direction and then go and do what I wanted to do and say the Lord said for me to when I was just asking Him to bless what I was doing when I was clearly out of His will. Now, He has through the years afforded much mercy and grace and I am thankful. He also disciplined us when needed. It is better to seek His will and not make my plans and then ask for mercy and forgiveness.

Let 2019 be the year we all say ‘I will seek the Lord with all of my heart, and obey His commands.’ Let this be the year that we ask Him in everything ‘what is His will’? Let our boasting be that God has ordered our steps.(Psalms 37:23).

Remember prophecies and prophetic words are meant to encourage, exhort, comfort, and confirm. They should never be used as a guide or for direction except to confirm what God is already speaking.

He has promised us all certain things, mainly salvation, deliverance healing, and His return. Again we had to do some things, but the rest we wait on Him. So let us also, wait for Him to do what He promised, loving Him more each day.

Just like He left the rainbow as a token of His promise He is faithful to do what He said.