Saturday, August 29, 2009

Understanding the times correctly. [For the believer]

Because if we don’t understand the times correctly, and are living every day with the expectation of being swept away, caught up, beamed home, then our hearts will be troubled with ever event that unfolds, and our faith will be shaken with every fulfillment of end time prophecy.

The escapism mentality is keeping many believers in a static mode, giving them a false sense of security, which in turn keeps them from truly seeking the face of God, truly repenting, and truly building up their spiritual man.

‘Why pray for strength, why pray for direction, why pray for protection, we’re not going to be here anyway.’

It is a lie that’s keeping countless souls in a state of spiritual stupor, and it is a dangerous condition to be in. To use a term that headshrinkers like to use, ‘the perception of a thing will determine your reaction to the thing.’

Matthew 24:9-10, “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.”

Throughout history the pattern leading up to persecution has been evident. First you marginalize, then you criminalize, then you are free to persecute to your heart’s content. The Christian church has already been marginalized in this country, and due to the willingness of some so called preachers and pastors to compromise the truth, and dismiss the Word of God, those who choose to cling to Jesus, those who choose to stand for truth, will soon be criminalized.

‘Why can’t you be like those preachers on television? Why can’t you just have a positive outlook, and beg off any hard hitting questions with the ever resourceful answer, ‘I’m not into doctrine all that much’, or ‘I think it’s just foolish bickering over things like sin and repentance because we’re all going to end up in heaven anyway; God loves everybody; He loves you just the way you are, no change required.’ Why can’t you just know your place, don’t hit on controversial topics, be spineless in the face of any opposition, and mimic the chameleon like tactics of politicians to such a degree that the two become indistinguishable?’

What seemed like the mere rants of a conspiratorial mind as little as two years ago, are no longer so impossible, but due to new legislation currently being churned out, it is highly probable. We are on the road of mandating the betrayal of the doctrine of Jesus.

We are witnessing the changes, and the march toward persecution throughout the world, yet we cling to our worn out mantra ‘that could never happen here.’ Wake up! It is happening here! Persecution is coming, and not because of your denominational affiliation, not because of your ethnicity, but because of Jesus. You will be hated by all nations for His name’s sake. Just remember these three steps, marginalize, criminalize, and persecute, and check them off as you see them coming to pass. There will be a catalyst that will turn hatred into open persecution, and that time is not far off.

So who will be offended? If you’ve read this far, please bear with me a little further, and suspend your preconceived notions for just a little while longer. I know of what I speak. During the communist regime that had a chokehold on my country for forty five years, there were numerous cases of those who were offended, and who betrayed and hated, and it was not the persecutors that were guilty of these things, it was believers who in the face of torture and death denied Christ.

It is these selfsame gutless wonders that pollute the minds of the sheep with visions of rose petals and butterflies that will be offended, that will betray and hate the true believers. Why offended? Because in their twisted understanding of God’s word, they were never meant to endure hardships, they were never meant to endure persecution, they were only meant to prosper, and have abundance. Never mind the fact that every generation in the history of the Church has had to endure persecution, never mind the fact that today, at this moment in time, there are brothers and sisters throughout the world willingly laying down their lives for the cause of Christ, we’re special, we’re exempt.

2 Timothy 3:12, “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”

All! Not some but all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. We are not exempt just because we live in America. If we desire to live godly in Christ Jesus, it is inevitable that our desire will be viewed as counterproductive, incendiary, and outright criminal by those who are deceiving and being deceived. The noose is tightening, but we are too busy to notice; the harbingers of what is about to descend upon the world are evident to those who have eyes to see. Rather than stand for truth however, many who have risen to Christian prominence in this country are doing everything they can to blend, and keep their followers in check by homogenizing their messages to such an extent that one would have a hard time discerning between what passes for a sermon, and a self empowerment seminar.

I have no respect for men who see compromise as a viable option. I have no respect for men who are more concerned with their own reputation than with standing up for the truth. I have no respect for men who are unwilling to stand for anything that might be deemed controversial even though the controversy in question is Jesus. We are worse than those who spat upon the face of the Christ, we are worse than those who mocked Him as He carried His cross to Calvary, because we knew Him, and still we betrayed Him!

Matthew 24:11-13, “Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.”

With love in Christ,
Michael Boldea Jr.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Hot News: Obama- another amazing appointment

Millennium Ark: Hot News

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Bailed Out JPMorgan Chase Funds Obama's ACORN

2009 August 24

by Matthew Vadum

JPMorgan Chase, which has strong ties to the Obama administration and which has received $25 billion in government bailout money, has given more than $5 million to the ACORN affiliate ACORN Housing since 2001, retired Judge Andrew Napolitano said last week on the “Glenn Beck Program.”

Napolitano said that a bank spokesman told the program, “Our dealings with ACORN have been entirely appropriate,” and noted that other banks continue giving money to ACORN too. ACORN, “the group blamed for helping to cause the mortgage meltdown,” has also been called “a criminal enterprise” that shuffles government money between its 361 different affiliates, he said.

The Obama administration has been trying to distance itself from the group “but not from the funders who are backing it,” Napolitano said, adding that the New York Times has called JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon “President Obama’s favorite banker.”

“Dimon also reportedly has a phone hotline to his old pals, [White House] Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner,” said Napolitano.

Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center, said years ago ACORN got the banks –JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup— to begin paying tribute to it in the form of donations, including donations to ACORN Housing, a major affiliate in the ACORN network. “And of most consequence, it included backing off opposition to something called the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977,” said Flaherty. The Community Reinvestment Act is a kind of financial affirmative action program that forces banks to lend to supposedly underserved areas on the theory that banks are racist and actively discriminate against minority borrowers.

This “led to a severe loosening of lending standards, which led to the subprime meltdown and the more general mortgage crisis,” he said, adding:

Banks are supposed to operate differently now. Why are they still supporting ACORN? Has their relationship with ACORN changed at all? Are they demanding more information especially in light of the allegations of voter registration fraud and the embezzlement scandal within ACORN?

Napolitano said President Obama has referred to Jamie Dimon by saying the following, “There are a lot of banks that are actually pretty well-managed. JPMorgan is a good example. Jamie Dimon, the CEO there — I don’t think he should be punished for doing a pretty good job managing an enormous portfolio.” And let’s see, do I have this right? Not only does the president know him and like him, the mayor of Chicago, where this crowd comes from, his brother, is vice chair of the bank.

“This bank is very political,” said Flaherty. “Obama says Dimon is his favorite banker…and William Daley, the brother of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, has the title of Midwest director. Now, how many Fortune 500 companies have a Midwest director? Not another one. It’s political protection, pure and simple.”

Thursday, August 6, 2009

A comparison of Presidents

When President George W. Bush was being stalked by Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink on a daily basis, over a genuine issue of national security -- the War on Terror -- he met with Sheehan, acknowledged her pain, and wished her well, all while respectfully disagreeing with her over the policy.

By contrast, when more than 2,800 tea parties took place on April 15 and more than 1.5 million people turned out, President Obama showed these folks the back of his hand and insisted on marginalizing those who sought his attention on a fundamental issue of his job performance.

What Congress thinks of Obamacare

Page 74 - Sections 202(c) and (d) protects Members of Congress with existing federal employee coverage (as defined in Section 100(c)(6) on page 9) from joining the government-run health plan offered through the Exchange.

The French Revolution is said to have started with a noble aristocrat (not Democrat) saying about those in line for a crust of bread "Let them eat cake."

Monday, August 3, 2009

Kenyan Birth Certificate

If real, this invalidates Obama's election and proves fraud. What a mess!
clipped from www.wnd.com

WASHINGTON – California attorney Orly Taitz, who has filed a number of lawsuits demanding proof of Barack Obama's eligibility to serve as president, has released a copy of what purports to be a Kenyan certification of birth and has filed a new motion in U.S. District Court for its authentication.

Attorney files motion for authentication of alleged 1960s certificate from Africa
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