Friday, January 31, 2014

Something to chew on

I am writing this blog because there has been some strange things happening in the world of health care and medical treatment. I believe it should be looked into more than a sweep of the eye. I will not cover everything but I do hope that this will open our eyes to what our Own Government is doing to the people here in America. And friends, if you truly love your elderly or terminally ill child or adult this is more than worth looking into. I thought that we elected officials to help and stand for the people. When everyday new legislation is signed behind the back of every American. Calling it CHANGE for a New America. Not wanting to get off the meaning of this blog.
Have we the people become so brainwashed, hoodwinked or stupid to the point that we can no longer see the the red flags being waved. It seems that every time this Government or President wants something signed into law, they avert attention away from it  by causing chaos somewhere. And people if you think that our Government would not do such a thing you have to be more than the stupid person they think you are, and you can't fix stupid. Folks the lies and deceptions of this Government we have today is at an all time worse since the Country was founded. No I am not saying this because our president is half black and white. It is because our politicians have been black and white for years Dems and Repubs. Folks corrupt is corrupt no matter how we say it or spell it.

Lets look at a couple of things about the affordable care act/obamacare.

A few years ago, when the Obamacare/affordable care act was being introduced, everyone was talking about how and when it would effect those who signed up or became part of the plan. Folks as we all know, The affordable care act is a sham. I have had many nurses come up against me about Obamacare and what it really says it will do to those who are terminally ill, elderly, new borns with birth defects, and even abortions, saying that it is not so or mandated for any of the above. You ask them have you read the affordable care act and they will answer no. Folks at one time or the other everyone (EVERYONE) will have (or be effected by) Obamacare, even those who think they are safe because they work for the Federal Government.

From the Illinois Review

By Nancy Thorner -
Obamacare will affect senior and young people disproportionally when it hits with full force next year.  Knowledgeable seniors already know to expect less than in the past because of the cuts to future Medicare funding payment for more than half of the Obamacare health law. They also know that better care will not be forthcoming even though Insurance rates will increase.
Consider Hospitals: They will have $247 billion less to care for the same number of seniors than if Medicare had not been passed, resulting in a greater workload of patients for available nurses. Reducing nursing care will likewise result in elderly patients having a lower chance of survival during their hospital stay.Regarding the term "death panels", which has been bandied about, and denied by the Obama administration, Obamacare calls for the establishment of a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for the government to determine which treatment works best so money is not spent on less effective treatment.  Although Obamacare makes clear that the secretary of heath and human  services may not use research data from the new institute in a manner that treats the life of elderly, disable, or terminally ill individual as lower in value than that of an individual who is younger, non-disable or not terminally ill, that dictate comes with a qualifier that leaves the health secretary with the power to use government-provided research data to determine whether "alternative treatments" are effective in extending the life of the elderly, disabled, or terminally ill. young are in for an even bigger surprise.   A report released on March 6th by the House Committed on Energy and Commerce indicated that "while the majority of Americans will likely see their healthcare premiums increase, no one will swallow the cost burden more than young Americans."  Concluded by the House Committee Report is that young Americans could see an increase as much as 203%.Such an increase could break the bank for young adults just starting out on their own.  Take the city of Chicago, the average current health care premiums of young Americans is $756.  Under Obamacare it will go up to $2,268, an increase of 202%.Three reasons are given as to why young Americans will be disproportionately affected by Obamacare: 1.  Obamacare mandates that all Americans pay healthcare premiums regardless of anticipated medical expense.  Young Americans must subsidize retirees who use healthcare far more often to level the insurance price disparity between younger and older Americans.2.  Obama mandates certain health services be covered by health insurance.  These include coverage for preventive and wellness services, chronic disease management, rehabilitative and habilitative services, and many more.  In short,m the more categories you are forced to cover, the more expensive your premium will be.  No more affordable catastrophic plans.3.  The total cost of new taxes and fees on drug manufacturers, devise manufacturers, and health care plans is $165 billion.  This will ultimately be passed on to the consumer in higher premiums.The same report also brings bad news for families and indicates that the cost of family premiums could rise to $7,186 in the next decade. Americans still believe President Obama's initial claims that healthcare plans could be kept if liked and that premiums would go down while the level and quality of care would improve.When the price hikes do occur, might it be disingenuous to continue to call Obamacare the "Affordable Care Act"?
Monday, October 19, 2009 - By Judie Brown
This article was published in the August 9-22, 2009 issue of the National Catholic Register and is presented as a guest commentary, with the Register’s kind permission. 
By Robin Rohr
As the pro-life movement fights to keep abortion out of the health-care reform bill, an undercover attack on the elderly may be taking place unnoticed.

At issue is a provision that calls for end-of-life counseling of senior citizens every five years. That counseling can include topics such as how to decline nutrition and hydration, antibiotics and basic care treatments for specific conditions such as flu or pneumonia, and how to choose palliative and hospice care for the terminally ill.

“I’ve read about a third of HR 3200 and the counseling parts are designed to encourage euthanasia,” claimed Dr. Katherine Schlaerth, an associate professor of family medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. “Seniors will be counseled every five years, and more often if they get sicker.”

Schlaerth, who emphasized that she does not speak for Loma Linda University, said that a frail, elderly, ill and depressed patient or that patient’s family “may easily agree to withhold antibiotics or fluid without realizing the full implication.”

“Patients who have a worsening of their chronic condition, but who may not even be pre-terminal, are included in this strong-arm counseling, and their respect for authority figures could pave the way for agreement with cessation of care not in their interest at all,” Schlaerth said. “Health-care providers, meanwhile, may be forced to give counseling directly opposed to their religious or moral beliefs.”

Key lawmakers are in agreement with Schlaerth. “Section 1233 encourages health-care providers to provide their Medicare patients with counseling on ‘the use of artificially administered nutrition and hydration’ and other end-of-life treatments and may place seniors in situations where they feel pressure to sign an end-of-life directive they would not otherwise sign,” said the House Republican leader, John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the Republican Policy Committee chairman, Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., in a July 23 statement. “This provision may start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia.”

Death as Cost SavingsAt first glance, the counseling of elders for care options seems like an innocuous requirement. But Schlaerth says the purpose of the counseling has darker roots.

“The real reason for these draconian provisions directed against elders who are not terminal, I believe, is to save on Social Security payments as well as Medicare payments,” Schlaerth said. “The math is obvious. If you kill the disabled and give ‘quality preventive care’ to the well, your health-care statistics will look excellent.”

Bill May, chairman of Catholics for the Common Good, also views the mandatory counseling sessions as an outrageous cover to introduce assisted suicide.

“We need to pay attention to issues related to shortening the lives and hastening death for the elderly, infirm and disabled – another way of getting rid of undesirable, non-useful and costly people,” he said. “This bill creates a platform for assisted suicide for the elderly, infirm and disabled at times they are most vulnerable, depressed and open to suggestions of ending their lives early. Compassion & Choices, the former Hemlock Society, wants to get into the end-of-life counseling business, and it looks like the health-care bill will open the door for them to become government contractors as purveyors of the culture of death.”

The legislative language of the bill regarding counseling is vague and open to interpretation. “I’m a lawyer, and I find this language incomprehensible,” stated Wesley J. Smith, associate director of the International Task Force on Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide. “I believe it is done maliciously. What is clear is that seniors will receive counseling – read ‘re-education’– every five years or whenever their health status changes. The point is to reduce cost. While the language doesn’t require it, these mandatory sessions will often be directed towards not wanting care, in much the same way that genetic counseling of a mother carrying a Down [syndrome] fetus often is directed toward abortion.”

Smith said patients could be referred to organizations like the assisted suicide advocacy group Compassion & Choices to help sort out their choices. “In practice, if not in law, ‘counseling’ will usually be a one-way street,” he said.

Compassion & Choices is an organization that describes itself as working to improve care and expand choice at the end of life. “Wesley J. Smith says the bill is ‘incomprehensible,’ which may explain why he repeatedly misstates what the bill does,” said Steve Hopcraft, a spokesman for Compassion & Choices. “It’s a myth that C&C or any organization [would] be the counselor. The bill specifically says M.D. or nurse practitioner.”

Section 1233 does state the consultation will be performed by a medical provider; however, included in the topics to be discussed is direction to provide “suggested people to talk to” and “a list of national and state-specific resources.”

Rationed Care 
Concerns about Obama’s health-care reform adversely affecting older Americans are not new. Earlier this year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the “Stimulus Bill”) appropriated $1.1 billion for research into “comparative effectiveness,” which compares clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of medical treatments, procedures and strategies. One aspect of this comparison is a concept called “Quality Adjusted Life Years,” where the value assigned to life varies with the health state of the person. This method is controversial because it means that some people will not receive treatment if the calculated cost is not warranted by the benefit to their quality of life.

Burke Balch, director of the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics at the National Right to Life Committee, explained that a person’s Quality of Adjusted Life Years determines if a procedure is allowed. “Of significant concern is the phrase ‘comparative effectiveness,’” he said. “This becomes [how] you end up discriminating against a disability. The language in the health-care bills being considered by the House and reported out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee can be used for wide-open interpretation of cost-effectiveness leading to denial of treatment based on quality of life. The funding for the promises made in these bills cannot be sustained, and that will create the atmosphere for rationing.”

May agrees and says that health-care rationing takes place in Oregon, one of two states where physician-assisted suicide is legal. People fighting life-threatening illnesses there regularly receive letters saying that the state insurance plan would not cover their medication but would pay for a lethal prescription to end their lives, he said.

Boehner and McCotter also warn that with Oregon and Washington having legalized assisted suicide, “Section 1233 could create a slippery slope for a more permissive environment for euthanasia, mercy killing and physician-assisted suicide because it does not clearly exclude counseling about the supposed benefits of killing oneself.”
Robin Rohr is a National Catholic Register correspondent and writes from Willits, California.
Calling into question is the fact that I believe it is mandated to do away with the elderly, terminally ill and others. It isn't a black or white assessment of people, it is happening to all races. Red, yellow, black or white. Now what makes this all if I can use the word fishy, is those who are calling the shots. Doctors, Nurses, Police officers as well as the military takes an oath to serve and protect, and go to any means to save a life now to the point let's take a life to save a life, using the elderly and terminally ill as examples.  We have ourselves let the Government take over our lives to the point we have no rights. They are having to send assessment to a panel to see who lives and dies!!
My wife and I just in the last three or so months have lost loved ones as well as friends to suspicious circumstances. With the exception of one he had diabetes. He goes to the hospital with something they can't  find a diagnosis for, they begin to treat him with antibiotics place him on a respirator and then say they can't find whats wrong and pull the plug! Suspiciously after giving treatment his kidneys begin to shut down and as most say he isn't going to make it. I myself had a friend the same age as I am 55 go in for a hip replacement then the next morning he's dead. Now we have a friend who went for a knee replacement only to take a turn for the worse they've called in hospice and are seeking much prayer. 
Friends, I will say this. We will never never know the extent in which our government will go. The NWO which is another blog itself for another time, but let me say this, The NWO, Rothchilds, etc, is ALL about controlling the world's population.
Do I find this quite suspicious? Yes I do, but it is something for you to chew on. Search it and see.   

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Getting rid of the baggage.

I believe that many time in life we go through more than we truly have too.  You know, the Bible tells us that God will put no more on us than we can bare. We ask then, why does everything seems so hard? That answer is because we have a tendency to hold within ourselves things we didn't even know was there. I know this because I am one of those people. I believe also that God puts people in our lives to help us to learn to cope with things that is wrong.

Cope - to handle something successful: to deal successfully with a difficult problem or situation.

Friends, men, especially have a tendency to think we can overcome things on our own, because most of us growing up was told grown men do cry and we have to be strong. Friends, take it from someone who is there and going through the same as you. Living in the past, (the baggage) will eventually catch up with you. Unless you or someone you know are aware of the signs, it will be  every hard to detect what is happening.
Many of the things we try thinking that we will get over it, doesn't work. We think that being able to talk to a love one or spouse about our problems will do the trick and fix us but there is more to it than that. We are talking about many many years of carrying past baggage. Getting help or treatment is no different than an Alcoholic seeking helping through AA, or a smoker having help to quit smoking. To many  times why we hold onto the past is because we go into what is called preservation mode.

Preservation - Is to protect from harm, danger; to protect.

Many people who have psychological problems are unaware because things happen to us in our youth or growing to where we build up a wall, saying, "I will never let this happen again".

Psychological  - Human mind: relating to the mind or mental processes affecting humans:  affecting or intended to affect the mind and mental processes.

 When I was young there had been a lot of bad things in my life and I say (had been) because it is in the past, now I have a future. People who live in the past have no future. As I was saying there had been things that took place so that one day I told myself, "NO ONE will ever hurt me again". I had built up such a wall I could not break it down on my own. Past baggage hurts everyone around you. I myself believe that 85% of divorces take place because of hurt from things we have no control over or we can't fix ourselves (past baggage).

As much as I hate to bring up these two subjects, they are two examples of why getting help will help you to cope and overcome the baggage of your past.

      1. Is battered wife/husband syndrome, yes it can go both ways
      2. abuse, (mentally,verbally, or physically), even child molesting/rape which could had happened only once or continue on into their teen and adult years. These are just two of the many things people try to cope with on their own. These are things that causes broken marriages and homes. When things begin to arise in our relationships with others we do have a tendency to get angry or upset to the point that there is no point of repair.
I believe that those things we have heard or experienced in our past stays within us until we can get help. And we bring them into our relationships. Being abusive isn't a way of life, we must face it!  Being abusive is a (SICKNESS). We said earlier in this blog that God puts on us no more than we can bare. Many will ask, if He, (God), doesn't, why doesn't or why won't he heal me. To be honest I have no answer to why He won't. The Apostle Paul had a thorn in his side, (not a literal thorn) it could have been a sickness, disease. We really don't know because there isn't much mentioned about it except that He asked God to remove it three times and God said NO, My grace is sufficient. Meaning I guess it is there to keep you (Paul) humble.
Many people suffer from depression and being Bi-polar. Many don't even know that they carry that around everyday. We feel down in the dumps all the times, don't care about things, especially those we love. When we suffer everyone suffers.
Some say that depression can be hereditary.

In which hereditary means - of or relating to,or denoting factor that can be transmitted from one generation to the next.

What cause depression and anxiety -
  • Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. True clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer.

There are a number of factors that may increase the chance of depression, including the following:
  • Abuse. Past physical, sexual, or emotional abuse can cause depression later in life.
  • Certain medications. For example, some drugs used to treat high blood pressure, such as beta-blockers or reserpine, can increase your risk of depression.
  • Conflict. Depression may result from personal conflicts or disputes with family members or friends.
  • Death or a loss. Sadness or grief from the death or loss of a loved one, though natural, can also increase the risk of depression.
  • Genetics. A family history of depression may increase the risk. It's thought that depression is passed genetically from one generation to the next. The exact way this happens, though, is not known.
  • Major events. Even good events such as starting a new job, graduating, or getting married can lead to depression. So can moving, losing a job or income, getting divorced, or retiring.
  • Other personal problems. Problems such as social isolation due to other mental illnesses or being cast out of a family or social group can lead to depression.
  • Serious illnesses. Sometimes depression co-exists with a major illness or is a reaction to the illness.
  • Substance abuse. Nearly 30% of people with substance abuse problems also have major or clinical depression.
How Is Biology Related to Depression?
Researchers have noted differences in the brains of people who are depressed as compared to people who are not. For instance, the hippocampus, a small part of the brain that is vital to the storage of memories, appears to be smaller in people with a history of depression than in those who've never been depressed. A smaller hippocampus has fewer serotonin receptors. Serotonin is a calming brain chemical known as a neurotransmitter that allows communication between nerves in the brain and the body. It's also thought that the neurotransmitter norepinephrine may be involved in depression.

Scientists do not know why the hippocampus is smaller in those with depression. Some researchers have found that the stress hormone cortisol is produced in excess in depressed people. These investigators believe that cortisol has a toxic or poisonous effect on the hippocampus. Some experts theorize that depressed people are simply born with a smaller hippocampus and are therefore inclined to suffer from depression.
One thing is certain -- depression is a complex illness with many contributing factors. The latest scans and studies of brain chemistry that show the effects of antidepressants help broaden our understanding of the biochemical processes involved in depression. As scientists gain a better understanding of the cause(s) of depression, health professionals will be able to make better "tailored" diagnoses and, in turn, prescribe more effective treatment plans.
What causes being bi-polar or uni-polar - The cause of bipolar disorder is not entirely known. Genetic, neurochemical and environmental factors probably interact at many levels to play a role in the onset and progression of bipolar disorder. The current thinking is that this is a predominantly biological disorder that occurs in a specific part of the brain and is due to a malfunction of the neurotransmitters (chemical messengers in the brain). As a biological disorder, it may lie dormant and be activated spontaneously or it may be triggered by stressors in life.
Although, no one is quite sure about the exact causes of bipolar disorder, researchers have found these important clues:

Genetic factors in Bipolar Disorder
  • Bipolar disorder tends to be familial, meaning that it “runs in families.” About half the people with bipolar disorder have a family member with a mood disorder, such as depression.
  • A person who has one parent with bipolar disorder has a 15 to 25 percent chance of having the condition.
  • A person who has a non-identical twin with the illness has a 25 percent chance of illness, the same risk as if both parents have bipolar disorder.
  • A person who has an identical twin (having exactly the same genetic material) with bipolar disorder has an even greater risk of developing the illness about an eightfold greater risk than a nonidentical twin.
  • Studies of adopted twins (where a child whose biological parent had the illness is raised in an adoptive family untouched by the illness) has helped researchers learn more about the genetic causes vs. environmental and life events causes.
Neurochemical Factors in Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder is primarily a biological disorder that occurs in a specific area of the brain and is due to the dysfunction of certain neurotransmitters, or chemical messengers, in the brain. These chemicals may involve neurotransmitters like norepinephrine,serotonin and probably many others. As a biological disorder, it may lie dormant and be activated on its own or it may be triggered by external factors such as psychological stress and social circumstances.
Environmental Factors in Bipolar Disorder
  • A life event may trigger a mood episode in a person with a genetic disposition for bipolar disorder.
  • Even without clear genetic factors, altered health habits, alcohol or drug abuse, or hormonal problems can trigger an episode.
  • Among those at risk for the illness, bipolar disorder is appearing at increasingly early ages. This apparent increase in earlier occurrences may be due to under diagnosis of the disorder in the past. This change in the age of onset may be a result of social and environmental factors that are not yet understood.
  • Although substance abuse is not considered a cause of bipolar disorder, it can worsen the illness by interfering with recovery. Use of alcohol or tranquilizers may induce a more  severe depressive phase.
Now the answer is: there are ways of getting fixed and leaving behind the unwanted emotional baggage we have carried around for years. 

First you must have or receive a diagnosis . 

Then with the help of the right medications, (different people usually are described different medications). What helps one may not be helpful to another but given a chance there is a right combination that will help with you depression/bi-polar disorders. 

And lastly finding the right counselor or therapist that you can feel comfortable with. Some men can relate to women better than men or vice versa.

Don't be ashamed or afraid to ask for help, the only shame is NOT seeking help.  If you don't care enough about yourself to seek help, do it for those you love and don't want to hurt.
Yes there are ways to reverse the baggage.
In airports there are baggage claim areas to pick up your luggage? Get off the plane forget the luggage and leave it there. It won't be easy but it can be done.

I hope this will help someone.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Today could be the best day, of the rest of your life.

 This morning as in every morning there is someone in need. Whether they be lost and hurt and no where to turn, or a child of God who has lost their way through these streets we call life with all its crooks and turns. Friends, its not hard to do. Some grow up in very nurturing families and others don't. Yes it's hard but it's done, there are young people as well as adults who live their lives from behind a mask. Many will condemn someone who takes their life and even the thought, but folks have you walked in their shoes one step? We should pray before we condemn. Before you condemn someone just set back and think about it a while. Bad things happen to people from both sides of the tracks so to say. Whether you attended church or never stepped a foot inside. Its called the pressures of life.

 This morning there are people who need more than a pat on the back and for us to tell them everythings gonna be alright. Friends,lost ,lost loved ones as well as christians around the world, a pat on the back is not going to comfort someone who is in dire need. They need more, they truly need Jesus the one who gives a peace that passes all understanding. This morning and every morning let us go before the mercy seat of God and pour out our plea to the one who gave HIS life for you. This morning around the world abroad and here at home (America) sing and pray whether you are lost and suffering or you are a christian and hurting, let us start.


This morning  Lord, I (we,us,they) am in need of you, I am a sinner in which I am not proud. Lord I come before the throne of grace and mercy, Father, asking you to forgive me my sins, wash me white as snow let your blood flow through me. This is all I can say, I don't know you at all but today I take that (this) step, I need you in my life because "I'm at my wits end" I know no where else to turn.
  Dear Gracious Heavenly Father I was told that you know  the number of hairs on a person's head and that you know each person by name. Father if it be true, because this is so new to me. Please come into my life and set me free.
This morning the christian as well as the lost are hiding behind a mask.You smile when there is no true smile, you joke and kid around when there's no feelings too. The reason I can say that is because I have lived behind that mask of guilt and shame. After years of being told that I wouldn't amount to nothing, I was worthless, or why was I ever born, what other place is there to go. Then one day someone talked to me about Jesus and what He had done for their life and how when the Son sets you free, truly free, you are free indeed.


 This morning and today around the world if you can and if you want. Let us sing that chorus, and as we do let us together lay it all at Jesus's feet. Because to God you ARE worthy of God's love, To God you DO amount to something, And today you will know why you were born. Yes there is place and a reason you are here.

NASB - Jeremiah 29:11 --- 29:11  `For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, `plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.

KJV - 29:11  For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

As we sing the chorus one more time.


As the choir sings the song, ARISE to your feet for you have a brand new life. It starts with believing.

If you feel something has changed in your life today, give GOD the glory. For you as well as millions of others have now opened up your life to a whole new meaning and a brighter day. Today the mask is removed you have become a Child of the Most God. Even though the roads ahead won't be easy, we can truly rest in knowing, you have a God that loves you unconditionally.  Not as the god of this world. HE will be with you every step of the way.

Folks sing it in all humbleness yet with pride for today your plate is set at the table.

In heaven they just received an invitation from a missionary in a distant land to accommodate a party of believers who just accepted God's salvation plan. Just as the angels say, "All is ready" God hears a cry from another man. There's been another birth into the kingdom And the head waiter hears one more command.

Set another place at the table, write another name on the role. Take out another robe, shine one more crown, another child is Heaven bound.  Add another verse to the chorus as the angels rehearse the welcome song. Set another place at the table for the rest of the family coming home.

If the invitation is not answered, it's engraved forever in HIS hand, I come to remind you of the honor to dine in the presence of this Man.

Set another place at the table, write another name on the role. Take out another robe, shine one more crown, another child is Heaven bound. Add another verse to the chorus, as the angels rehearse the welcome song. Set another place at the table, for the rest of the family coming home. Set another place at the table For the rest of the family coming home.

Today an invitation has been sent out to everyone, Christians, the Lost, Muslims, Jews, Buddist, Krishnas and all others leaving no one out. Come home.

May God bless

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Troublesome times are here.

More and more each days we see the signs of the times everywhere. Things are happening that no where in the main stream media we hear about. Any type of media reports would be nice sometimes but what do we expect,when your paid to lie to your own people. I don't mean to blog about Christianity every blog,but what other thing is there to blog about that will take our minds off everyday matters.
To write about the troublesome time is only a warning to those who will listen as we wade through the quagmire of everyday life. Look around us, everywhere we look horrific things are happening, things we, or most of us, thought we would never see. Take for instance at one time no one ever dreamed that the Berlin wall would come down and who would have known that the Soviet Union would be resolved. Ruling dictators have now come and gone only to be replaced with a much wickeder regimes than before. You know we can't talk about what's happening in the world without touching on the things here in the once great United States. We are seeing what other countries have been seeing most of their adult lives. This once mighty country has been declined to a second even closer to a third rate country.
We use to be a country that nations could look up to and depend upon. What are we now nothing more than a laughing stock. Tell me, if we can't even trust our own leadership, who can we trust, who's got our backs? You know the thing we must realize is that the world's conditions won't get any better. The Bible tells us there will be a false prophet and an anti Christ will arise only to make things look rosy for those who will fall for his lies. Yes the Bible does say put your trust in no man, but at the same time it says pray for the leadership and I will because I consider myself a Christian.  I may not be the best but I'm striving to be. It's hard to pray for the leadership of a country when you have to ask yourself what leadership. Yes I use to bash Obama until I realize that Bush and Clinton and many other leaders were no better. Am I bashing America ? ( NO WAY), this is the country I was born and raised in but I do have the right (for now), to gripe and complain. Yet at the same time I see things happening that the Prophets, Apostles and Jesus forewarned us about. No I can not leave Jesus out of a blog.  He is our only hope that every human being will not be annihilated.
Yes sir troublesome times are here, filling men's hearts with fear. Well those who do care. Remember that old movie where Robin Williams says, "Good morning Vietnam"?  Well folks this blog is to tell you "Good morning World".  It's time we awake from this stupor and fog that has blinded our hearts, eyes,and minds for so long. When we went to war in Iraq we opened a can of worms that should have never been opened. Like Vietnam, we got out of that one, but at a cost of thousands of Americans, as well as the enemies deaths.
Yes, look at us now!  Truly troublesome times are truly here. If you listen real close you can hear the lion and bear roaring setting the tone for the Great day of the Lord Almighty. Iraq, Iran, um let's just say it this way, the entire Middle East and the West are in a state of turmoil. I hate having to say this but everyone in America agreed that 9/11 was a wake up call for the American people. But I have to ask! Who's woke up from it ???? Not a soul in our leadership in Washington. The only reason the world as we know it is still here is because the Almighty God lets it be. I know many will say why is He (God) so horrible? He's not He is letting mankind play right into His (God's) hands.There is so much corruption in the world today there really is no safety but in God. The world as a whole is in a state of deep, deep moral decay. America we aren't the only one in this state but we have become the leader of this cesspool we call life. Abortion, homosexuality, same sex marriage and killing, terrorism everywhere. I do have to tip my hat to Putin, for saying that he would nuke Mecca, (over terrorism). He would be the one to do it.
Yes, troublesome times are here. Friends, there is turmoil in the air and believe you me if it hasn't made it to your neck of the woods, just wait it's coming. this may chap a whole lot of peoples hides  and it probably will never take place but then again it may. We are in a time of not only culture wars but spiritual warfare also. We use to see people only talk about Catholics but today we read daily of a cult that the early roman empire created (Islam). Islam is a dangerous subject to start on but let it be said it is the most dangerous of all religions or cults. Enough on that. With all this being said, keep your eyes to the skies for our redeemer draws near. Yep boy howdy troublesome time are here.  
Yes watch the east its all a matter of time.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Don't blink, Life is like sands through an hour glass

We all know life is short, we've heard this all our days. As the granules falls through an hour glass at times so slow, yet at others poof and their gone. So are the days of our lives. If it hadn't already happened in time once, I would ask GOD to let time stop again not for just a day, but a week or two so we could catch up on Life. I know that it would be asking something so far fetched and ridiculous that I'll leave it at that. Talking about taking Gods name in vain, with something so meaningless. I ought to be so ashamed for even thinking such thoughts, I'll ask forgiveness and move on. I remember back when I was younger always saying I wish 18 would come, and it did in 1976. We were living in Temple Texas, in a house on a hill where the wind would blow so warm in the summer, yet oh so cold in winter and fall.
Well as many things do 18 came and went. It's like the song Kenny Chesney wrote and sang, (Don't blink). How you fall asleep at 6 years old and wake up your 25. That's the way it is when your 18. You get there and the next thing you know your 21, where did the time go.
This goes to show like sands through an hour glass, don't blink. There are two things for certain in your life, #1 is you'll pay taxes and #2 you'll die. Heck of a combination, huh? Really something to look forward to. When I look back to certain people in my life, I looked up to my Grandpa, as hard as it may be for some to believe. He was an alcoholic, and yes I loved, respected and looked up to him. Even though he was an alcoholic, one thing he did up into the day he passed on was, he didn't let his disease stop him from working, and another he taught me to be a man. Thanks Pops, R.I.P, you are greatly missed and loved. Gosh where did the time go, sometimes I think I blinked way to many times.
Now I think back to the age of 22, to what was the beginning of 22 years of happiness for us, to know who us is, is to know me. It was the day that He (God) called us into the ministry to preach the Word, His word, the very word of God. Yet at various times in my life I had attended church, I think back then I just knew about Him, but really didn't know Him (God). I hope that made sense. We had 22 years I say again that was great, even though there were many valleys on the way to the mountain top, I can still hear the words of a song I loved and is still close to my heart, sang by the Rev. F.C. Barnes and the great Janice Brown. The Rough Side of the Mountain. To me it's a song everyone who professes to be a Child of God should have in their heart. Many times in our ministry, we turned to the song just to make it along with God. Then 1 day we blinked. Maybe none of this means anything to the title of this article, but being a Preacher is the hardest thing in the world to be, all eyes are upon you, and someone is always waiting for you to fall from Grace. As did Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Baker, Robert Tilton and so many others who preach the Gospel have done, but made it back. When God blesses you so greatly and gives you everything you ask for, you have a tendency to begin to believe that you're bigger than God, and great is the fall or should I say mighty is the fall.
Wow, like sands through an hour glass don't blink! 21+ 22 = 43 of 50 years, 7 and a half years ago we messed up big time. I hope no one takes this wrong when read, but we have messed away the last few years, I blinked. I guess what bothers us the most is that I have kids who still follows God and a wife who loves Him greatly, and we hinder her from serving Him because we can't find it in us to forgive what we did. I hope we can one day get it right, before Jesus comes back to take His children home. That was then and this is now, forgiven is forgiven. Don't ponder on the past if you blink what then.
Don't Blink, the granules of sand falls faster than you think, Don't blink because before you know it, it's over. Don't blink, for like sand through an hour glass that falls, when it's finished, its done.It like life is a vapor poof and its gone.
Thank you and God bless you all

Shalom and peace to Israel.

Set another place at the table

The theme of this note is about reaching out all over the world. Not only for here in America, Egypt, Syria, India, Indonesia, Mongolia or every place around the world. Jesus said that the Gospel must be preached and then the end shall come. Many would say that the Gospel doesn't like much from reaching everyone everywhere around the world. Many would say that with the likes of DayStar, CBN, TBN, Jimmy Swaggart, Billy Graham and other well known evangelist that there's not many places left the Gospel hasn't been. But the question is, was it the TRUE gospel or Kingdom. The reason we use these men is because most of them held revivals and crusades back in the 60's, 70's and 80's. To say that would almost be calling Jesus a Liar. With billions and billions around the world, doesn't mean that DayStar, TBN, CBN, Swaggarts, the Grahams or any of the others are reaching anyone everywhere. What do I mean by that? Just because they claim to be a Preacher, Pastor or Evangelist of God doesn't mean that their word is getting across or it's of God. It's like everyone has a word especially the false prophets, false prophetesses and teachers in the world. Everyone has a different word like everyone has a different gospel or doctrine and the church world grabs ahold of every hook, line and sinker. God's church doesn't consist of 10,000 different denominations or 50,000 different word or views or beliefs, (that is not of God). Why would I come out and say such a thing with me being a evangelist/preacher?

All scriptures are from NASB

It is because of this.
1 Corinthians 14:33 --- 14:33  for God is not {a God} of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.
This tells us that God is not of what confusion as in all the churches of the saints. Many thinks that since it say that God, is a God of peace to all the churches of the saints doesn't or does not mean God is talking about about 10,000 different churches or 50,000 belief. The bible tell us that Jesus established one Church at pentecost, and one gospel. Then the church grew and the Lord added daily such as should be saved.
Acts 1:1-47 verse 46&47 ---
2:46  Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,
2:47  praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number day by day those who were being saved. 

As we said at the beginning of this post, The title is Set another place at the table. A little later we will talk about the title. But first we must try and cover all the basics as God through the Spirit has lead me. I really don't mean or intend to be harsh about Television Evangelist but actions speak greater than words, or the great crusaders of revivals and gatherings around the world.  (Grahams, Swaggarts, Paul Crouchs or any of the others.)

We posted the other day there are Four types of Christians.
NASB Matthew 13:18-23 ---
13:18 "Hear then the parable of the sower.
13:19 "When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil {one} comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road.
20 The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 
13:21 yet he has no {firm} root in himself, but is {only} temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
13:22"And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.
13:23 "And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty."

And as we write this about the Televison crusaders and evangelists, we can't forget about us that reaches out to the lost. This hits home with many of us today the little people who are those who are working behind the scene. As we see from the the Four types of Christians we have to be held accountable ourselves.
We all have seen millions upon millions through the crusades come and profess to give their lives to Christ. Read the parable again of the sower.

Matthew 18-19-23 --- 13:19 "When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil {one} comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is the one on whom seed was sown beside the road. 
  • The seeds falling on the road represent those who hear the word but dismiss it straight away - the synoptics state that the wicked one, (Matthew's wording), satan, (Mark's wording) is what takes the word away.
These are the people who hear the word of the Kingdom of God, they have no one to keep up with them and the enemy comes and destroys everything so hard worked for. The synoptics state that the wicked one, (Matthew's wording), satan (Mark's wording), is what takes the word away.

13:20 The one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 13:21 yet he has no {firm} root in himself, but is {only} temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away.
  • The seeds falling on the rocks represent those who hear the word, but only accept it shallowly - the synoptics state that these sorts of people reject the word as soon as it causes them affliction or persecution
13:22"And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful
  • The seeds falling on thorns represent those who hear the word, and take it to heart, but allow worldly concerns, such as money, to choke it.
13:23 "And the one on whom seed was sown on the good soil, this is the man who hears the word and understands it; who indeed bears fruit and brings forth, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty."
 The seeds falling on good soil represents those who hear the word, and truly understand it, causing it to bear fruit.

Jesus said that not all will know the truth and He thanked the Father for not revealing the truth of God to all the wise and prudent. I will tell you this though, if the Mega Preachers and Churches preached the truth of the early Church of God, the true gospel, there wouldn't be multitudes of denominations, doctrines or Mega Churches. There's not much money in the truth of God, but blessed are those who find the truth and keep it.
Again the title --- Set another place at the table.
In the times in which we live it is getting harder to find anyone who will except God's word, the Bible. There are more leaving the church than there are joining the church. But we must realize that this has been happening for generations to generations, year after year.
NASB 2Timothy 3:1-7 ---
3:1  But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
3:2  For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3:3  unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
3:4  treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
3:5  holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
3:6  For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses,
3:7  always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Even in gospel times there would be perilous times; on account of persecution from without, still more on account of corruptions within. Men love to gratify their own lusts, more than to please God and do their duty. When every man is eager for what he can get, and anxious to keep what he has, this makes men dangerous to one another. When men do not fear God, they will not regard man. When children are disobedient to their parents, that makes the times perilous. Men are unholy and without the fear of God, and unthankful for the mercies of God. We abuse God's gifts, if we make them the food and fuel of our lusts. Times are perilous also, when parents are without natural affection to children. And when men have no rule over their own spirits, but despise that which is good and to be honoured. God is to be loved above all; but a carnal mind, full of enmity against him, prefers any thing before him, especially carnal pleasure. A form of godliness is very different from the power; from such as are found to be hypocrites, real Christians must withdraw. Such persons have been found within the outward church, in every place, and at all times. There ever have been artful men, who, by pretenses and flatteries, creep into the favour and confidence of those who are too easy of belief, ignorant, and fanciful. All must be ever learning to know the Lord; but these follow every new notion, yet never seek the truth as it is in Jesus. Like the Egyptian magicians, these were men of corrupt minds, prejudiced against the truth, and found to be quite without faith. Yet though the spirit of error may be let loose for a time, satan can deceive the nations and the churches no further, and no longer, than God will permit.
This is why it is so hard to reach people with the truth because they have be taught a lie for generations. The word of God is not preached or taught in the world's church or the congregations of satan. We will continue, those who stand for the Gospel, an even harder battle to reach the lost at any cost for they do not want truth. But one thing is for sure God's word doesn't and has never lied to those who will listen or those who choose to listen to the Spirit as it reaches out to those worthy. The church world has become a state of Pharisees and truly are Sadducees.
But eventually some will see and hear what the Spirit is bringing forward..As the parable of the sower in the verse 23 of Matthew 13 .There will be seed that will bring forth good seed, good ground and bring forth much fruit.

NASB Matthew 16-17 -- 16 But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. 17 For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.
The Bible tell us in Luke 15:6-7 ---
15:6  And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
15:7  I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
I believe when one soul, just one single soul that finds Jesus as their Lord and Savior it opens up the oppurtunity of them recieving the Holy spirit and their ears ,eyes hearts and minds shall be be open.
As it says in Luke 15:7 ---
15:7  I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
I truly believe that when one soul is saved and delivered, He is he who the Son set free.
 Why would I use such a title for a post? It is because when one lost soul comes home or returns home there is a homecoming.  "The kingdom of heaven we may compare to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
Matthew 22:1-14 ---
22:1  Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying,
22:2  "The kingdom of heaven we may compare to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
22:3  "And he sent out his slaves to call those who had received invitations to the wedding feast, and they expressed unwillingness to come.
22:4  "Again he sent out other slaves saying, 'Tell those who have received invitations, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock I have all butchered and made everything ready; come to the wedding feast."'
22:5  "But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business,
22:6  and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them.
22:7  "But the king became enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire.
22:8  "Then he said to his slaves, 'The wedding has become ready, but those who received invitations did not prove worthy.
22:9  'Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast.'
22:10  "Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall filled with dinner guests.
22:11  "But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who did not dress in wedding clothes,
22:12  and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?' And the man became speechless.
22:13  "Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there people will weep and gnash their teeth.'
22:14  "For many have received the calling, but few will become chosen."
There is coming a day a day called the wedding feast of the Lamb

It should be obvious that the setting of this parable is not "the marriage supper of the Lamb" when Christ returns and marries His bride (Revelation 19:9), but thepreparations for it. God has been sending out the invitations throughout history.
Salvation is a process. Once acceptable for the wedding, God does not judge a person at the doors of the wedding supper. Peter says in I Peter 4:17 that judgment is now on the house of God, spiritual Israel, the church. Revelation 11:18 further shows that Christ will not judge His saints at His return, but is coming to reward the saints and begin the process of judging the nations who have not yet had opportunity at salvation—during the Millennium and the Great White Throne Judgment.
Everyone that we win for the Lord is setting another place at the table of the great wedding feast of the Lamb. Rejoice and praise God almighty for being able to reach a lost or backsliding soul. Because once their home one more setting is set at the table.

Praise God let us help set another place at the table when a soul comes home.

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Church services in the houses of the Lord ! Returning to the Old Path but I just can't do it.

 (Pastor) Good morning Brothers and Sister's . we hope all had a great week.

(The congregation)> oh yes glory be to God, He came through just at the right time, praise God, praise, praise, praise and glory, jumping and shouting glory.
(Pastor) God is good isn't He?
(Congregation) Oh yes He is.
( Pastor)> Elder so and so will you come and bring forth the announcements. Oh first how many had a Birthday this week, can I see a show of hands? Glory you made it another year, praise God. Let's sing to them Happy Birthday.
(Congregation) oh yes yes .
(Pastor) Next how many had an anniversary? Hands again please, well that calls for another song, let's sing them Happy Anniversary.
(Congregation)starts jumping and shouting oh glory, glory, glory.
(Pastor) Now for the announcements.
(Annoucements go on for 20 mins its over). (Elder) May I get Sis so and so and the choir to come as well as the musical group.
(The Sister) this morning lets just get all excited in the Lord let's just lift our hands, hearts and voices to the Lord, give Him the glory that he deserves.
They sing (I'm in the way that bright and shining way, Just a closer walk with thee,I'll waltz across heaven with you, Build me a cabin over in the glory land, man the buildings rocking).
(Pastor) wow they sure are praising God this morning, wow again. They sing for another 45 mins and then the annointing falls upon the Preacher and it's time to bring forth the Word of God.
(Pastor) wow I didn't realize it was getting so late, I'll try to get you all out of here at 12:00 on time bare with me.
(Pastor)> Deacon will you say the prayer over the service? oh I almost forgot let us take up the offering, can't forget that.
(Pastor) Brothers and Sister's this week God has been dealing with me strongly. I have been your pastor long enough you all know what I am going to say next. Can I get an Amen?
(Congregation) burst into shouting and praise. Yes, Pastor, yes Pastor, bring it on.
(Pastor) I have been most of your's pastor for 20 to 25 years, and I love each and everyone as my own child. We have preached to you from every direction in the Bible, you all ought to know it by heart. Brothers and Sisters we have had some good times in the Lord. This week God has dealt with me very serious about what I have been preaching. In that 25 years as Pastor of this Church we have eaten of the goodness of God, we have raised the roof on this place many many times. Some mornings we preached to you Oatmeal and toast, some mornings Milk and cereal, and other times just plain rice, but we have survived it all, Amen?
( Congregation) yes, praise the Lord, pretty tough times.
(Pastor) Well this morning I must preach to you the whole Word of God, not just bits and pieces, amen?

The title this morning is (Returning to the old path)

(Pastor) Brothers and Sisters , God has brought to my attention that most of you have become totally dependant  on MY every word. As I said earlier I have preached to you from every direction of God's word.  I had a dream that it was the Great White Judgement, and I was standing before God. He called out my name and I said, ye Lord here I am.
(God) > I know your name, but what have you done for my kingdom??
(Pastor) Well, well, well, and as I stood there I said the same thing that was said in Matthew 7:22-23
(Pastor) Lord, Lord, have (I) we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  The Lord opened the Book of Life He searched for my name and it was no where to be found. In the dream the Lord said unto me Matthew7:23-
(God) I say unto you, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
So Brothers and Sister this morning we must find our way back to the old path.  We have been raised up on the milk and cereal of the Word of God. We all have need to grow up or none of us is gonna make it into the Kingdom of God, lest we return to the old path.
(Total silence in the House)
Now for the message (Returning to the old path). Folks I see my time is running short, so I will leave two verses with you all to ponder on this week and will finish his message next week.

Folks this morning if you have your Bibles let us turn to Hebrews 5:11-14
-11 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.
Also 2 Timothy 4:1-5  - I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Folks with all this said. remember the sower in the Bible who sowed the seeds. This Pastor had a dream that he stood before the Judgement seat. The Books were opened. His name was nowhere to be found. I believe that God was showing him where he stood and what he must do to have his name recorded in the Lambs book of Life. But as it is with every Christian, the enemy comes and steals. The Pastor begins to doubt the dream and brushes it off. The enemy plants in his mind that if he strayed from what he had preached all his life he would lose his ministry, congregation, and livelihood.  Brothers and sisters for us to return to the old path we will have to take it upon ourselves to study, seek, and search out our own Salvation with fear and trembling.
The title was (Returning to the old path But he just couldn't do it.)

Your salvation is more important than what YOUR Pastor and even Myself tells you and shows you. Folks it has to be the Truth of God.
Love you all
the Preacher