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What are People Thinking?

As we get closer to the elections, and I hear poll results that show a socialist leading, I just have to pause and ask "what in the world are people thinking?". Have we learned nothing from history? We have seen the Soviet Union, and Cuba up close and personal, and still there are people willing to go down that road? It sort of reminds me of what the Apostle Paul said in Romans 1. Summed up, he said that when people reject God continually, He eventually gives them up to "a reprobate mind". They begin to think that wrong is right, etc., and God lets them do it. It just may be that America is about to experience getting what they think they want only to discover when it is too late that they have been duped.
The last I heard, America was listed as the 6th most pagan nation on earth. This election may be the tipping point that plunges us into the abyss from which we'll take generations to recover. If you doubt that such is possible, just read the saga of th…

Americans! Cry Out to God!

The time has come for American Christians to cry out to God as never before. Remember, God would have spared Sodom if only 10 righteous men had been found there. We are somewhat in that position now. Unless Believers "stand in the gap and make up the hedge" (Ez. 22:30) God may well "pour out His fury" upon us. It would be well for us to read Ezekial 22, and take heed. No longer can we assume that everything is going to be alright. Even the most optimistic polls are showing that we are about to elect a socialist slate of leaders for our country. Just because we've been spared in the past doesn't mean that God will continue to be patient with us. Remember His statement in Genesis 6:3 "Then the Lord said, "My Spirit will not put up with humans for such a long time.""(NLT)
This may come across as a bit alarmist. It isn't "a bit", it is absolutely alarmist! For much too long we've presumed on the grace of God to del…

No Guarantees

There are no guarantees that the US will be any better off even if McCain-Palen win the election. The truth of the matter is that America has moved so far from obedience to God, that even given a conservative, evangelical leader, we may still find ourselves in the cross hairs of God's wrath. We didn't get in the situation we're in over night, and there is no quick fix for it now. Someone has defined discipline as "a long obedience in the same direction". That is what it is going to take for God to relent. As Leonard Ravenhill put it years ago, "God will either have to judge America, or apologize to Sodom and Gommorah."
That being said, we Believers still need to get out and vote according to Biblical principles and not according to party lines. We need to discern which candidates have Godly character, and support them with our vote. Then we need to pray for them daily. If we are not praying for those whom we collectively have elected, we have n…

What a Day to Be Alive!!!

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In the midst of all the gloom and doom about the economy the Christian should be shining like a lighthouse, showing where safe harbor is for those who are adrift in the world today. Scripture tells us that we have a hope that the world doesn't have. Romans 15:13 records these words of the Apostle Paul. " Now may the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, so that you may over flow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." The writer of Hebrews reminds us that "Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, 'I will never leave you or forsake you.' Therefore, we may boldly say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What canman do to me?""(Heb. 13:5-6)
Another scripture passage that should give us comfort in these trying times is 2 Chronicles 16:9 "For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the eart…

What Goes UP...

Well the story today from the stock market is positive. If you are one who checks the figures everyday, and your emotions are governed by the ups and downs of the market, then today you're on a high. But hang on...tomorrow is coming and who knows what that will bring? I have an answer for that...God knows. And what's more, He is prepared to protect and provide for those who trust Him instead of their bank account or their stock portfolio. The scriptures tell us that He is the same "yesterday, today and forever". What a relief! God is not going to change at the whim of the market, OPEC, or the latest hot-shot politician. The promises He made to His people in the Old Testament are still there for His people today. However, the requirement for benefiting from those promises is also the same...obedience. Jesus summed up the promises and the requirement in Matthew 6:32-33. "Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heaven…

Our Time to Shine!

Every day the headlines scream about the economic disaster that is upon us. Gloom and doom is heard on the one hand and pipe dreams on the other as this political football keeps being kicked back and forth. Lost in the morass of words and prophecies is the fact that Christians have an opportunity to really shine in days like these. I know, we are all going to feel the pinch. I'm recently retired, and every report from my annuity shows my nest egg to be shrinking at an alarming rate. The good thing is that I'm not dependant on my annuity, I'm dependant on God.
As believers, we are in a marvelous position. 2 Chronicles 16:9 tells us that "The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him." Wow! What a statement. My job is to have a heart that is loyal to God. His promise is to show Himself strong on my behalf. What better spot could anyone be in given the current situation…

The Magic of "Fireproof"

"Fireproof", like its' predecessor, "Facing the Giants" is confounding Hollywood. So far they have not been able to figure how a church can make a movie for $500,000, and beat some of the multimillion dollar projects that the Hollywood machine puts out. There is a one word explanation; GOD! He alone has made this possible.
If you haven't yet made it a point to see this movie, put it at the top of your "to-do" list and go this week. In our location, we had to drive @ 40 miles, but it was well worth it. If you are a member of a church, Sunday school class, or Bible Study group, this would be a tremendous group project. Plan a "Dinner and movie" night, order group tickets, and GO!
Too often we complain about the drivel that Hollywood puts out and do nothing about it. This is something you can do. By going to this movie you cast a vote for positive, character-building films. Sooner or later, Hollywood will get the message...when it a…