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Oscar Who?


 

You know….

Oscar….friends of Tony, Emmy and Grammy?

I wonder if Oscar knows who he was really honoring Sunday night….

Does he care? What about Tony? oscar_11

Does Grammy understand the lyrics in the songs he rewards?

Does Emmy approve of the shows she recognizes?

These self-imposed flattery events are just that….filled with Hollywood elites who have lost touch with what is really important.

They are no longer ads for future actor’s roles but platforms to spew hate and vitriol towards anyone who disagrees with them. Fortunately, the ratings have dropped to the lowest in years but it is bothersome that still over 30 million people glue themselves to such a waste of time.

In case you haven’t figured it out I don’t watch them. The only reason I am writing about it is to sign in on the other side.

I use to wonder if Oscar knew how he was being treated…Does he have any idea who filters through the auditorium of red carpet celebrities just to win Oscar, take him home and sit him on shelf to collect dust.

Does Oscar and his many friends have any clue the funneled money of fashion, jewelry, fancy cars and gifts could be used otherwise?

Melt him down and he could aid in what many of these entertainment communities fight so hard for….such as; (that is without using their own personal finances)

Education

Feeding and sheltering the homeless

Abused and battered women

Aids and medical research

Sex trafficking

Philippians 2: 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.

All these are worthy to be recognized as needing help. However the Hollywood crowd is very political in who they choose to support. While Matt Damon and George Clooney play shoot-em-up-cowboy with guns and rifles they yell and scream at anyone else who uses those weapons as self-defense backing up any politician who agrees with them to pursue gun control.

While stars believe abortion is a right not a life, they promote those who are medically trained in such murder.

While many in the acting/music industry believe anyone who doesn’t agree with their politics is intolerant, they use these platforms to bash our new President and anyone who supports him. HUH?

But what about the other people. You know. The Americans who really deserve awards?

First Responders: Police, Firefighters, Paramedics, Rescuers

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Hospital workers, Doctors, Nurses

Pastors

Sunday school teachers

Private education

Military/Veterans

My aunt and uncle were missionaries to Mexico many years ago. The major earthquake that hit was not far from where they lived. We didn’t know for weeks if they survived. She later told me how it devastated the already poor country.

My cousin, their daughter was in Banja Luka, Bosnia when it was at war. She hid in a friend’s apartment for weeks just to stay alive. She taught English and Spanish at the University there helping many students grow in education as a missionary who also brought many of them to Christ.

Presently my cousin and his family, their son have moved to Germany and are ministering to many Muslim refugees. It is a dangerous calling; one which he has to keep private.

And then there is our military which really hits home with me. Living near one of the largest Jet Fighter Training bases in the world for almost 10 years has given me a whole new perspective of what sacrifice means.

A Major, told me a few years ago after being deployed to Iraq for 12 months he was, “so glad to get home because he was tired of getting shot at.”

My next door neighbor who has since retired and moved away was a pilot for 20 years. He flew every aircraft available and served in many operations. He would not talk about it.

Our neighbor now is in the new division of Army personnel at this base since President Obama shut one down in Atlanta a few years ago. His job is deciphering intelligence. As I probed him a few weeks ago for any information I thought I could get, all he responded with was, “There is a whole lot going on in the world right now.” He spoke it with a very strong sense of concern.

So again I ask, Oscar who?

As Americans where are our priorities?

Oscar and his friends probably would like to be more useful.

Instead of a superstar’s reflection of their own past achievements in a comfortable, protected environment, maybe we should be celebrating and supporting those who are the real heroes who live and work daily in life or death circumstances.

Then Oscar and his friends can throw out that can of Pledge.

 Isaiah 58:10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

 

 

 

 

 


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Super Bowl what?


 

My team lost.

Before the overtime started we turned the TV off and went to bed.

Waking up Tuesday morning I checked my phone and there it was.

The Patriots had made an historic comeback.

Of course they did! My teams always seem to be the underdog.

However, the Lord stopped me. super-bowl-2017

In my heart he spoke these words,

“The Patriots comeback is a confirmation of the comeback for America I began on November 8th, 2016.”

My entire mindset changed.

Thanking God for his goodness and mercy, the Super Bowl took on a whole new meaning. It wasn’t about a game, or a halftime show or who won or lost.

It was about God showing up in one of the most watched TV programs of the year and making a statement about Himself.

It was about how for some reason God likes football???????

It was about how God can use any format to deliver his messages.

But mostly He was telling me to be hopeful about America. He was letting me know He has plans for this country that are for good and not evil, for a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11) He heard and listened to our prayers; from those of us who for years have been on our knees crying out for forgiveness to heal our land.
(2 Chronicles 7:14)

No matter how bad it looks right now with all the protests, vandalism and criminal behavior, God is reforming our nation to be a leader for other nations for His kingdom. He is literally shaking the evil to root it out. The enemy will continue his battles but once again, he has been dealt a huge blow.

That “Trumps” any game loss any day, even the Super Bowl.

 

 


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How much do you love America?


 

 

At my age you know the difference of the last 10-15 years and what life was like prior to that time. I have observed over my lifetime evil take a slow, but very progressive leap into changing this country to a nation that hasn’t been this divided since the Civil war.

Let me warn you of my candidness in this post. As a Christian who has been through Hell for decades, I know the goodness and grace of God to be one of the Almighty’s greatest gifts to mankind. He is now using that gift for America. 

We don’t deserve God’s grace. America left God in the wings of liberalism and far left ideology as many listened to the devil instead of the Holy Spirit. As a result, America is where it is now which is on the brink of destructing itself.luke

God has a mandate for America and that mandate is part of our saving grace.

Our founding fathers built the Constitution on Godly principles so that America could be the example for the world of who Jesus is.

We have a job to do as the church to bring that message to the world. That can’t be done if America is lodged in pure evil.

America was created to support Israel.  Our present administration is full of Muslim components who have set out to destroy Israel and anyone who supports them.

I have listened, read and observed many prophecies about the future of this great country.

As a prayer warrior myself, God showed me early on in this election that Donald Trump was His choice to be President. 

I wouldn’t have chosen him but I am not God and neither are any of you.  I grew up in a stoic church that would never have accepted Donald Trump except to take his money.

God does want he wants and chooses who he chooses to fulfill His promises.

This morning I woke up to the Holy Spirit telling me,

“Anyone else who was running for President couldn’t reach the voters that Donald Trump can.”

Why?

Because he hasn’t been a Christian long.

He employs diverse people to work for him.

He can cross the aisle of politically correct jargon and reach those who are wishy- washy in their thinking.

He can reach those who have been hurt, ridiculed and left for dead by the present government and church in the wake of a faltering nation.

He is bold, outspoken and as Lance Wallnau described him, “a wrecking ball.”

So be it. Isn’t that what Mary responded with when the angel told her she would be the mother of the savior of the world?

IF you don’t believe God can use Donald Trump to do the “Christian” work needed to rescue America, then read the Bible. It’s full of adulterers, murderers and frauds who became God’s handiwork.

Moses was a murderer. 
Abraham was an adulterer.
Samson was an adulterer who ate honey out of a dead bear which was prohibited by the Nazarene theology.
Solomon had over 700 wives and 300 concubines who led him astray.
David was an adulterer and a murderer. 
Elijah decided to quit his calling.
Matthew was a thief.
Peter denied Christ 3 times after spending 3 years with him.
Paul was a Pharisaical terrorist who regularly persecuted and killed many Christians. 
And we all know about Judah.
All of these men are examples of us. 
All of these men were chosen by God. 
All of these men changed the world.  
God gave a voice to a donkey.
He can use anything and anyone to accomplish his purpose.

 

Dr. Wallnau has written a book and spoken often in the last 2 years of his journey in this political arena which by the way he didn’t ask for. God chose him

 Donald Trump is running for President because he loves America, not because he chose to.

Dr. Wallnau has described him as having the Cyrus anointing and has met with Donald Trump on many occasions. He has even spoken about how he feels the anointing of God on Mr. Trump when in his presence.cyrus

I hear the church screaming with that last sentence. Get over it.

And especially read Isaiah 45. King Cyrus was raised up by God to deliver the Jewish nation from who knows what. He wasn’t a follower of God.

“This is what the LORD says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold of to subdue nations before him and to strip kings of their armor, to open doors before him so that gates will not be shut.”

That pretty much sums up what Dr. Wallnau says God is doing and I totally agree. It’s no coincidence that God used the 45th chapter in Isaiah to describe the wrecking ball who could very well be the next President. President #45. With your help.

The two platforms couldn’t be any more opposite.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the difference.

As Christians, you have no excuse not to vote. If you don’t you are in my opinion choosing to deny your faith.

If you aren’t a Christian, you still have a God given right to cast your vote even if you don’t know that.

Voting for a 3rd party candidate is voting for Hillary Clinton.

The key here is to seek God for the person He wants all of us to vote for whether you like the person or not. The reason? Because God knows what’s coming and He is giving us the opportunity to filter through the evil that the enemy is perpetrating on America. We live in a fallen world; one we can choose to be protected by and guided by God to overcome.

Leaving God out of this equation is a sign that we don’t believe God can do what He says He can do. It is a belief that God can’t change people which undermines His position.

How much do you love America?

Then vote. And vote for the candidate (s) God wants you to vote for. 

 


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What does God say about Gender/LGBT? (Part 2)


 

One might look around and see nothing but evil, wickedness and iniquity. Granted, in the natural it would be difficult to see past that, but that is exactly what we must do.Bible

The importance of getting to know God in a personal manner can’t be expressed enough. It’s the core of life, the focal point of guidance and the answer to every question.

A consistent, faithful follower will read His word, pray and spend time just listening to Him. He wants us to do this because it is in this relationship we find His response to our difficulties and hardships. Personally I have found that God truly does things His way, in His timing.  Most of the replies He has given me to the bombardment of inquiries I have sent His way have never been what I expected or thought. He beats me to the punch every time.

As our nation plunges into the depths of despair and division, God is actually working behind the scenes shaking up that which isn’t of His kingdom. I know, that sounds strange  but once again He does it His way. His purpose is to expose corruption, and anything that goes against His word. Think of it as if you are baking a cake. (Not me because I don’t bake cakes) Flour, salt, maybe cocoa, baking powder must be sifted before placing it in the mixer. Why?
It separates the ingredients.
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This is also done as if to strain something. We pour liquid through a strainer to remove anything we don’t want to remain in the liquid.

Now, God hasn’t asked my opinion but I would never think of sifting or straining people, but He does. Often He allows us to suffer adversity to change us; better or bitter.

There’s a grade to see who outlasts the devil. Perseverance, endurance, patience become our forte because giving up shouldn’t be an option.

Frank Sinatra’s, “I did it my way” should be America’s theme song. It’s the road we have traveled that only leads to destruction.my way

America’s self-sufficiency has caught up with us and it has reared its ugly head through many avenues including the homosexual agenda.  We have announced our pride by wearing it on our sleeves for decades now.

God hates pride. He speaks of it over and over in the Bible. He doesn’t mince words either.

Isaiah 2:12 The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled.)

I will break down your stubborn pride. Leviticus 26:19

God is breaking down America’s stubborn pride. Not just homosexuality, but envy, jealousy, greed, lust, thievery, deception, violence, crime, sex and the list goes on and on. Unfortunately I don’t believe America has missed any of them. Much of our sin begins with pride.

We have overplayed ourselves, promoting personal self- seeking desires and unloaded it on everyone else. The result is confusion, fighting and backbiting. Division and hate are the backbone of society as we rage against each other in unrealistic demands and playing favorites. God doesn’t play favorites. (Romans 2:11)

In other words God has allowed us to have our own way. But not for long.

To be continued…..

 


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What does God say about Gender/LGBT? (Part 1)


 

Genesis 1:27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”adam

Matthew 19:4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female.”

Leviticus 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”

Romans 1:27 – And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

Deuteronomy 22:5 “Woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this.”

That pretty much sums it up.

First let me say I can’t believe we are having these conversations.

Yet the world has become a very wicked place. Psalm 10 speaks of the evil that has covered America.

Why has this happened?

My personal opinion is the church has been teaching what it wants to teach, not what God wants so as not to offend anyone. But doing so now, has become a crime.

Heaven forbid, we would be offended. Get over it.
The enemy is on a roll of turbulence. He is fighting back with every demon he has full of deception, disgust and perversion. He has resorted to whatever gets the job done of keeping people away from God.

Having said that, sin is sin. Right isn’t wrong and wrong isn’t right and no matter how hard one tries to establish this confusion, God’s word still stands as the truth.

Confusion is a demonic tactic of the devil. He is using it now as a weapon of pity, self -absorption and intolerance. If you don’t feel sorry for people who claim to be anything other than male or female you are labeled a bigot, racist or worse. Get over that too. Name calling is part of the game the enemy uses to squelch Christians from speaking up. SPEAK UP!

The President is leading the way of promoting a desired gender/lifestyle or whatever makes you happy by forcing down America’s throats policies he has no authority making or rewriting.  Using fear as a tool to accomplish his goals, many fall down bowing to His incompetent rhetoric as if he is a god. Well, he isn’t and only Congress has the license to  write laws.

America was built on the Constitution which is made up of governing for the people and by the people. Many are trying to destroy this valid legislation for their own personal gain and power.

Are we the people going to allow them to get away with this?

Job 5:13 “He traps the wise in their own cleverness so their cunning schemes are thwarted.”

Do you know what gives God joy?

3 John 4 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”

So how do we change the course of our nation?

To be continued….


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Frantic or Panicked? (Part 1)


 

To say we live in perilous times is an understatement. Turn the news on. Read Facebook. Look in your mailbox. One would think the world is ending ASAP.

If you want to be positive, don’t do any of those things I just mentioned; it will only depress you.

It takes effort to get and remain upbeat unless you have faith in God.

Faith? What is that? I can hear you screaming now.

I didn’t have a clue how to have faith in God or how to acquire it.

What happened is when all security in people, things and circumstances were pulled out from underneath me, I realized God was the only  safeguard that works. That was many years ago and I can tell you it was no walk in the park; no joy ride. Someone dug a grave and I fell in full of fear and dread.

Immediately I began seeking God for relief.

You ask, “How do you do that?”

Open the Bible. Ask God to lead you to verses He wants you to read. Write them down.

Make a habit to read them over and over and over. Everyday.

Pray about whatever your fears are. Talk to God as if He is your best friend which He wants to be. And understand prayer doesn’t have to be “all” serious and long. God and I chat off and on all day long about everything. He wants our relationship with Him to be relaxed, peaceful and yet, persistent.

As I began that journey I use this process in any area of my life where there is a need. God’s word is priceless. Get His word so ingrained in your heart and mind, nothing else has room to invade. On that note, don’t watch, listen, or read anything that may bring that panic to roost. If necessary, get new friends; ones that shed light instead of darkness.

God’s word keeps me hopeful. It keeps me going. His word isn’t a band aid. It’s the answer. Period.

Sometimes I read His word just for the heck of it. No need. No want. Just to be close to Him.

I’ll never forget the morning about 15 years ago while reading His word and praying all of a sudden a still, small voice said, “This is faith. You have it. “

It was one of those flashing moments of “ah HA! “ I got it! I understood it, finally.

The key is to keep close to God. As you do that it automatically builds your faith.  I don’t know how but I give God all the credit.

So in the midst of turmoil, unrest and total panic, look to God. Say little prayers like,

“God help me!” or “God, I need you right now!”

Meditate and memorize verses that apply to your need. Then when desperation, panic and fear erupt ask God to bring them to your mind through the Holy Spirit. Get prepared for Him to show them to you as if they float before your eyes!

He wants us to live in peace. If we do our part He will do His.

Peace is one of the greatest weapons against the enemy. That’s another blog post.

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