ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS

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As a small child I sang the song, “Onward Christian Soldiers.” I pictured in my mind, machine guns, mortars and perhaps a plane or two dropping bombs like was performed on the movies I watched in black and white on TV. I didn’t as a small girl know people faced death or became martyrs for Christ.  I lived in the safety net of my mother and father, my church and United States, who allowed freedom of worship.

How would you like to face the possibility of death, watching your love ones hacked to death or gun downed because you attend church? Unfortunately, I held anger against the perpetrators and yes, maybe hatred towards these people who wish to destroy Christianity. Yet, Jesus didn’t teach this. He said in Matthew 5:44 “I say this to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.”

Times are changing and have changed. Today in church I listened to a young woman, a spokesperson for our district from Voice of the Martyrs, discuss but a few for want of time talk about the murders of Christians taking place every day.  A young, African girl described how her parents were gunned down in their church by men. She said, she knew she’d see her parents in heaven.

A man, Max, described how his church family in Columbia were riding in a bus and taken hostage by a gang of terrorists. The group ranging from young to old, lined up according to the instructions of the terrorist and were shot. Max survived after receiving two gun shots. Today, the person who shot him and murdered those blessed saints because Max believed in what Jesus taught him, is now a Christian. After all Jesus is our example. When he hung on the cross He asked God to forgive those who persecuted Him and said, they know not what they do.

Here is another example of a Godly man who lost his life for the glory of Christ. Pastor Lawrence Kazungu Kadenge murdered on February 2, 2014 while guarding the Glory of Ministries Church in Momboasa. He was murdered for preaching the gospel too close to a mosque. He left behind his widow and thirteen children. The mosque is believed to recruiting Islamic expremists for Somalias al-habaab terrorist organization. An alteracation occurred between the youths wielding daggers and the police returned fire when a policeman and a young man was killed. The Mombasa’s pastors fear for their lives because they have received threatening text messages alluding to the fact, they are next if they continue to preach the gospel. Kenya is listed as 40th on Open Doors World Watch List of the 50 most persecuted nations. In which the persecution comes from Islamic extremists, especially al-Shabaab or at-Shaabab-inspired groups.

http://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2014/01/2991603/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 

Another atrocity occurred when Charles Mathole, a leader of Mombasa’s Redeemer Gosphel Church in Mtopanga was found dead on October 20, shot in the head with the Bible in his lap.

On October 21, Bishop Wilfred Lai, Chiarman of the Mombasa Church Forum stated, “that no attack on Christians or their church leader sill deter us from our way of worship and our freedom of religion. To the perpetrators of these heinous attacts, we hereby state that we ill not be intimidated and will continue to worship our Lord in our churches.”

http://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2013/10/2779656/

Kenya has a Christian majority of 85% and has little history of interfaith tensions. However, in the past recent years persecution has occurred.

Each of these examples touched my heart. Tears fell as I read about these beautiful men for Christ who lost their lives.

I wonder if the church of this country meaning Christians those who attend church and those who don’t attend church but claim they’re Christians would be willing to give up their lives in the name of Jesus. I wonder if those who claim to be Christians and believe they are going to heaven because of their good works would stand up to receive a bullet or watch their son or daughter chopped to death in the name of Jesus?

Wake up my friends, easy street is fast coming to an end in this country. Our freedom to worship without persecution is under attack. We too are going to face persecution the same as my brothers and sisters across the world.

Please pray for the persecuted Christians across the world. Please pray for the families of those murdered and the church members.

For Voice Martyrs web site this is their web address if interested.

<https://www.persecution.com/&gt;

Jesus said “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23

God bless you all. Remember Jesus is coming soon. Are you ready? Have you asked Him to come into your heart?  I John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is able and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Ask and you will receive forgiveness no matter what you have done. Your slate will be wiped clean. It is through his blood we are cleansed. Accept the gift and believe. sle

 

 

 

 

SCRIPTURES TO COMFOR YOU AS WE FACE THE WORLD

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Psalms 139: 13-18 is indeed one of my many favorite passages David wrote. For me, I am adopted. These verses say to me I wasn’t a mistake. God knew me as I lie in my mother’s womb. To me, this said each aborted child is known by God because he begats life.

Perhaps, you might question the reason for children being born with disabilities or deformities. We live in a world in which the prince of darkness dominates this world. We are fallen and affected by sin. Yet in no way can an excuse lie in exterminating a group because of inconvenience or this group’s worth no longer holds value. To me to rid a child for conveniences sake is deplorable. To me mercy killing is unacceptable. Jesus is the author of life and death.

These verses also say to me all those born and unborn hold value before birth. My grandson, who is autistic holds value. I can remember being introduced to my step grandchild who is autistic. He didn’t make eye contact with me. However, after dinner he laid his head down on my lap and fell asleep. This gesture touched my heart so much, I instantly loved this little boy. I know someday, in heaven, he’s not going to be saddled with this problem, but he is going to possess the ability to speak and talk and sing.

Matthew 10:29-31

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than most sparrows.

He cares when tears of pain fall. He is with me to comfort me.

Psalms 119: 13-18

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
(I know that full well.)

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.

16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!

18 I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!

This to me means my body is not my own as I thought for so many years. Jesus designed me.

He knew ahead of time, my life about all of the ups and downs.

He knew when I became old the pains I’d experience.

He gave me my talents and my gifts which I took for granted.

He said my body is a temple, and I’m not to abuse it.

Something, I never thought about as I over worked because I thought I had to and didn‘t rely on Him to provide. I over ate, over drink at times attempting to drown and layer my psychological pain.  I smoke two packs of cigarettes a day for twenty-six years. I started when a friend of mine told me I could lose weight if I started smoking. All I did is gain another bad habit which took a long time to stop.  Yet, He allows me to live. To Him, I am forever grateful. I hope you think of this as you wake up every morning and realize this life is not your life but belongs to Jesus. He holds our life in a fine balance. 

I like what George Washington Carver said, “How far you go depends on your being tender with the young and compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because something in your life will have been all of these.”

His ultimate love for us occurred when He went to the cross. But God proves His love for us that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 My hope for the world is they might know Him and recognize Him as their Savior. Jesus is King. Psalms 23 says

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

I hope you will remember this as you travel through life. God Bless you all. Do you have any scripture you love? Leave a comment. Is there something you’d like to discuss? I’d love to discuss it with you. My next blog will be on Sunday, Janueary 12. sle

 

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE

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Hi Everyone!

I thought I’d leave a few humorous antidotes. I Hope you like them, and they give you something to smile about for the rest of the week into next week. My husband received this from a friend of his.

 

Minister Billy Graham

The Reverend Billy Graham tells of a time early in his ministry when he arrived in a small town to preach a sermon. Wanting to mail a letter, he asked a young boy where the post office was. When the boy had told him, Dr. Graham thanked him and said, “If you’ll come to the Church this evening, you can hear me telling everyone how to get to Heaven.”

“I don’t think I’ll be there,” the boy said. “You don’t even know your way to the post office.”

Billy Graham was returning to Charlotte after a speaking engagement and when his plane arrived there was a limousine to transport him to his home. As he prepared to get into the limo, he stopped and spoke to the driver.

‘You know’ he said, ‘I am 87 years old and I have never
driven a limousine. Would you mind if I drove it for a while?’

The driver said, ‘No problem. Have at it.’

Billy gets into the driver’s seat and they head off down the highway. A short distance away sat a rookie State Trooper operating his first speed trap.

The long black limo went by him doing 70 in a 55 mph zone.

The young trooper pulled out and easily caught the limo, then got out of his patrol car and walked up to the driver’s door. As the glass was rolled down, he was surprised to see who was driving.

He immediately excused himself and went back to his car and called his supervisor. ‘I know we are supposed to enforce the law…. but I also know that important people are given certain courtesies. I need to know what I should do because I have stopped a very important person.’

The supervisor asked, ‘Is it the governor?’

The young trooper said, ‘No, he’s more important than that.’

The supervisor said, ‘Oh, so it’s the president.’

The young trooper said, ‘No, he’s even more Important than that.’

After a moment, the supervisor finally asked, ‘Well then, who is it?’

The young trooper said, ‘I think it’s Jesus, because he’s got Billy Graham for a chauffeur!

Where is God

Two brothers are terrible trouble makers. They are always breaking things, stealing things, lying, and making all kinds of general trouble. The parents have tried everything to get the boys to change, to no avail. Finally, out of options, they ask their pastor if he can help. He says he will talk to the boys, but only one at a time. The parents drop off the youngest and go home, promising to return to get him soon. The boy sits in a chair across from the pastor’s desk and they just look at each other.

Finally, the Pastor says, “Where is God?”

The boy just sits there and doesn’t answer.

The pastor begins to look stern and loudly says, “Where is God?”

The little boy shifts in his seat, but still doesn’t answer.

The pastor is starting to get angry at the boy’s refusal to converse and practically shouts “Where is God?”

To the pastor’s surprise, the little boy jumps up out of his chair and runs out of the office.

The boy leaves the church and runs all the way home, up the stairs and into his brother’s room. He shuts the door and pants, “We’re in BIG TROUBLE. God’s missing and they think we did it!”

 

http://www.broadcaster.org.uk/section2/jokes/christianjokes.html

A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and then he bailed out.

Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and jumped out.

The lawyer then said, “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.” He also grabbed a parachute and jumped.

The priest looked at the little boy and said, “My son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace.”

The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, “Not to worry, Father. The ‘smartest man in the world’ just took off with my back pack.”

THEOLOGY AS EXPLAINED BY CHILDREN

The first book of the Bible is Guinessis, in which Adam & Eve were created from an apple tree.

Noah’s wife was called Joan of Ark.

Lot’s wife was a pillar of salt by day and a ball of fire by night.

Samson slayed the Philistines with the axe of the Apostles.

Unleavened bread is bread made without ingredients.

Moses went to the top of Mt. Cyanide to get the 10 commandments.

The 7th commandment is ‘Thou shalt not admit adultery.’

Joshua let the Hebrew in the battle of Geritol.

David fought the Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in Biblical times.

Solomon has 300 wives and 700 porcupines.

Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption.

The people who followed Jesus were called the 13 decibels.

The Epistles were the wives of the Apostles.

One of the opossums was St. Matthew.

Paul preached holy acrimony, which is another name for marriage.

A Godly person should have only one wife. This is called monotony.

 

http://gatewaytojesus.com/humorouschurchstories.html

I hope you had a few giggles and laughs. Take care. God bless all of you. Remember Jesus is the truth and life  and He’s coming again. For those who don’t know him. BELIEVE He died on the cross and rose again to save the world. CONFESS the things you’ve done wrong. (REPENT),  FIND someone and tell them you accepted Christ as your Savior. ATTEND a church that believes and teaches from the Bible. I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins  and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. sle

 

HUMOR OF THE WEEK – KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS

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Hi all!

I thought I’d insert another Kid’s say the darndest things blog, again.

I’m going to add one myself. Let me see now about forty-one years ago plus, I was pregnant with my youngest child. My son, Jon who was four- years-old and I were sitting on the bus on the way to an appointment to see my obstetrician.

The whole bus was quiet with the sounds of the bus air brakes as bus driver stopped at the lights. Jon must have been thinking about this for quite some time. Of course, I let him feel the little baby moving around in me and told him soon he would have either a baby brother or sister. 

Jon looked up at me.  “Mommy?” 

I looked down at him and gave him a smile. “Yes, honey.”

“How’s the baby going to come out?  Out of your mouth?” He opened his mouth for greater emphasis.

All the people on the bus begin to laugh. I must have turned a thousand shades of red. I whisphered, “Jon, Mommy will explain to you when we get home.” I did when we arrived home as much as he would understand at that time.

As we left the bus, the bus driver said to my son, “Good luck to you on becoming a big brother,” as he patted him on his head.

“Thank you,” I said as we departed.

Here are some cute questions asked to a group of children by Bill Crosby when he had his program, “Kids say the darndest things.”

1. “Who was George Washington’s wife?”

“Miss America.” A little boy answered.

2. “Should a man be with an older or a younger woman?”

A very astute little guy replied. “That’s why I gotta get the older ones, ’cause they’re more mature and they got money and stuff.”

3. “What happens to a cut when it heals?” “Another little four-year-old boy answered. It goes down here  in your blood…then it’ll go into another country.”

4. “What’s the best way to eat a hot dog?” “A dainty, little girl replied, “I use a fork and cut it so I don’t get choked then I put it on the chili and then I eat it.”

5. “Who makes the chili?” “The cooker man.”  The same little girl replied.

6. “What’s the most important thing a young lady should remember when she goes on national television?” A little, dark haired beauty with glasses said, “To Keep  my legs crossed.”

7. “What’s the story of Adam and Eve?” Another child replied, “One time there was God and God made Adam out of dust. And He put Adam to sleep and made Eve out of a rare rib.”

8. “What ever happened to Adam and Eve?” The child continued, “God sent them to Hell and then transferred them to Los Angeles.”

9. “What’s Heaven like?”  One of the other children answered, “Golden Diamonds.”

10. “What does a movie star actually do?” One of the other girls giggled and answered, “They go to studios and do some stuff…they have a movie star breakfast…a movie start lunch…then it goes to bed with another movie star.” (Oh My)

11. “What do we learn from the story of Jesus turning water into wine?” The little boy thought for a moment and retorted, “The more wine we get the better the wedding is.” 

12. “When God punished Eve, what did he make her become?” A little girl replied quickly, “A housewife.”

13. “What are the qualities of a woman’s ideal man?”  One of the little girls thought for a a minute in deep concentration and then answered,  “A man that has a lot of money, lots of money, loves horses, will let you have 22 kids and doesn’t put up a fight.” (I have a feeling, she’s going to rule the roost.)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/leonoraepstein/13-of-lifes-best-questions-answered-by-kids-say-the-darndest 

I hope one of these comments or all gave you something to laugh or smile about as you go about the rest of the week and into next week. I’d love to read a cute statement your child or someone else’s child made.  Drop me a comment. Better yet, tap away on the keyboard a comment. Take care.

Remember Jesus Saves. In case you do not have Jesus in your heart, He GAVE of himself freely by dieing on the cross for all of mankind, so we can have our sins forgiven. So we may have eternal life. ACCEPT the gift. TELL someone and FIND a church that preaches from the Bible. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him Shall not perish but have eternal life.

My next blog will be on Sunday, January 5. God Bless you all. sle  

CHILDREN’S CHRITMAS STORIES

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Well hello everyone! This blog contains a couple of heart warming, Christmas storY plus a personal Crhistmas story. 

Here is a Christmas story that brought tears to my eyes. I think if my circumstances had been different, I would have liked to adopt a handful of children. Here’s one child I wish I could have taken home and given him the hugs, kisses, and the “I love yous.”  I found this on a web site and had to post it. This I believe occurred in Russia.

 

It was nearing the holiday season, 1994, time for our orphans to hear, for the first time, the traditional story of Christmas. We told them about Mary and Joseph arriving in Bethlehem. Where they found no room in the inn, and the couple went to a stable. Where the baby Jesus was born, then they placed Him in a manger.

Throughout the story, the children and orphanage staff sat in amazement as they listened. Some sat on the edges of their stools, trying to grasp every word. After completing the story, we gave the children three small pieces of cardboard to make a crude manger. Each child was given a small paper square, which was cut from yellow napkins I had brought with me. No colored paper was available in the city.

Following instructions, the children tore the paper and carefully laid strips in the manger for straw. Small squares of flannel, cut from a worn-out nightgown an American lady was throwing away as she left Russia, were used for the baby’s blanket. A doll-like baby was cut from tan felt we had brought from the U.S.

The orphans were busy assembling their manger as I walked among them to see if they needed any help. All went well until I got to one table where little Misha sat.

He looked to be about six-years-old, and he’d finished his project. As I looked at the little boy’s manger, I was startled to see not one, but two babies in the manger. Quickly, I called for the translator to ask the boy why he placed two babies in the manger.

With his arms crossed, he looked at his completed manger scene, and began to repeat the story. After only hearing the Christmas story repeated once, and for such a young boy, named Misha recited the whole Christmas story. He came to the part where Mary put the baby Jesus in the manger. Then Misha started to ad-lib.

He made up his own ending to the story as he said,

“… when Maria laid the baby in the manger, Jesus looked at me and asked me if I had a place to stay. I told him I have no mamma, and I have no papa, so I don’t have any place to stay.

Then Jesus told me, I could stay with him. But I told him I couldn’t, because I didn’t have a gift to give him like everybody else did. But I wanted to stay with Jesus so much, so I thought about what I had that maybe I could use for a gift. I thought maybe if I kept him warm, that would be a good gift.

So I asked Jesus, if I keep you warm will that be a good enough gift?’ And Jesus told me, ‘If you keep me warm, get into the manger, and then Jesus looked at me and told me I could stay with him ~ for always.”

As little Misha finished his story, his eyes brimmed full of tears that fell down his little cheeks. He put his hand over his face, his head dropped to the table and his little shoulders shook as he sobbed and sobbed.

The little orphan had found someone who would never abandon nor abuse him, someone who would stay with him ~ for always.

I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but who you have in your life that counts. “Be joyful always; pray continually; give in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (I Thes. 5:16-18)

What gifts would you bring to the manger?

 

Here is another Christmas story to remind me to treasure what I receive. My youngest adult daughter one Christmas gave me a picture frame. A non-descript, brown wood frame. However, what was supposed to be in it was a drawn picture of their family. According to her, the picture didn’t turn out right, and she felt she needed to do it over again. Little did she realize I would have cherished this picture just like all the Christmas ornaments each of my children made at various times of their life which I hang with pride every year on our Christmas tree. To me these gifts are like the magi gave to baby Jesus. They are more precious than frankincense and myrrh.

 

Now the items are a little dilapidated. After all, at least thirty-five to forty years have passed. These ornament traveled with me across the country at six different times as we lived in various states.

Among the ornaments I treasure is the Santa Claus, my son Jon must have hand crocheted now a little worse for wear. There is the clothes pin reindeer now missing the eyes and other items that I so lovingly placed on our tree. My oldest daughter, Sonya needle pointed a candle representing the flame of Jesus’ love.  Then there are the gifts for the tree again received by older mature hands. Another needle point ornament made by my oldest daughter. Christmas decorated balls made by my youngest daughter, Cherie

Each decoration I hang, I do so with care and remember their voices as children. I remember the various squabbles and laugh to myself. “Jon,  might have cried out Sony, punched me.” or Sonya might of said, “Mom, Cherie got into my Barbie Doll stuff,” and then there was “Mommy, Jon and Sonya won’t play with me,” as tears fell from her sad, brown eyes.   I remember the games played at Christmas. Oh those were good times even in the worst times.

A lump forms and a few tears fill my eyes. God gave each of these children as loaners for a short time. I’m thankful He allowed me to have them. I can’t go back, but I do have my memories that no one can erase. They are grown now and each of them is celebrating Christmas in their own way.

You ask do I miss those times and the presence of my young children? Yes, I do. What I’m proud of is they grew up knowing about Jesus. They grew up to become responsible adults who raised my grandchildren. Someday, they too will place those ornaments made by their children’s hands on the Christmas tree and recall their yesterdays.

So, this I say first of thank you God for letting me have three, beautiful children. Thank you Sonya, Jon and Cherie for letting me be your mommy of long ago and now your mother. I love you, all. Disagreements, hurt feelings might exist between us, but no matter what, you are my children, and no one can take this away.

Forty one years ago, a little girl was born and I named her Cherie. She came home in a Christmas stocking. I loved her the minute I set my eyes on her.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PUNKIE POO. I LOVE YOU.

May you each, my children have a Merry Christmas. Remember Jesus is the reason for the Season. Now for you my readers and followers, may I ask you to please cherish every moment you have with your children. Cherish the bad times and the good times. 

For those of you who do not understand the Christmas story, Jesus came into this world to seek and save those which were lost. He saved me from self destruction, misery and a lack of forgiveness of myself. May you find Him. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him might not perish but have ever lasting life.

BELIEVE, He came into this world and ASK Him to come into your life and remove your sins. ACCEPT the gift. TELL someone. FIND a church which preaches the Bible.

Once again Merry Christmas. I’ll post my blog on December 22 on Sunday.  sle

 

 

BIBLE VERSE FOR ALL OF US! BE JOYFUL HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Hi All!

Have you ever had those days that whatever you attempted to do did not turn out like it normally does? Well I have, and today was one of them.  Today was Thanksgiving Day preparations for my part in our meal. On the Pilgrim hat cookies, the peanut butter cups kind of ended looking like who ever put them on was drunk, and the frosting around it turned out not too tidy looking. Are my grandchildren going to care when they pop those little suckers in their mouths? I don’t think so. Now, I’ll continue.

The pumpkin cake stuck to the wax paper. Oh my goodness! I think after I put the frosting on the inside of the rolled up cake no ones going to see the inside is not smooth. So, what alternative do I have but to smile and shrug my shoulders? “Thank you Lord for not letting the cake get burnt! Thank you Lord for letting me have a sense of humor. By the way, I wasn’t and am not drunk. I don’t drink.

Psalms 32:11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

Tomorrow, I’m excited to see my grandchildren and see my children. I have so much to be thankful for. Let me remember this when things don’t go the way I’d like them to. Let me remember this when relationships aren’t the way I want them to go. Let me rely explicitly in the Lord. To Him, I give the glory. He is my God and my Savior, and for this I’m so ever grateful.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL OF YOU. For those of you who are following me, I want to say thank you. Remember Jesus is the reason for the breath we take. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son  that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have ever lasting life. Believe He died and rose again. Confess your sins. Accept the gift.

God Bless You All. I’ll blog on Friday, November 29 with a great joke and my normal blog on December 1.

   

THE MILITARY WAR ON CHRISTIANITY

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Christianity is under attack not only around the world but in this country. The attempt to stifle Christians is not only occurring to the citizens of this country, but through research we see an iron fist and intolerance of Christianity in the Arm Forces is occurring. However, little do those performing this censorship realize any attempt to wipe out the name of the Lord intensifies the zeal of believers in Christ to  spread the word even more. Once again Sunday arrived and once again I can share with you events occurring in this country.

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary the definition of the word, “BLACKLIST” means “a list of persons who are disapproved of or are to be punished or boycotted.” Let’s examined a few of the hundreds events  occurring to our men and women in the military.

The Air Force seemed to be the genius of Obama’s campaign to annihilate any mention of God.  The U.S. Academy at Colorado Springs has omitted from their oath, “So help me God.” that candidates take in their oath when entering the Academy. This, also, was removed from their handbook. A spokesperson for them stated, “This was just an oversight.” Liar! This was brought to their attention by Rep. Jim Bridenstein and signed by 28 other lawmakers that the Constitution  that this phrase not be omitted from their oath. http://www.independentsentinel.com/air-force-omits-so-help-me-god-after-saying-they-wouldnt/

A predevelopment meeting held for the service people attending Fort Hood  were reported by an soldier, who wished to remain anonymous to Fox news. In this discussion, groups like American Family Association and evangelical Christians as well as Tea Party members were reported as tearing the fabric of this country apart. They were told if they were found donating to any of these groups, they would suffer punishments under military regulations. The soldier continued pro-life movement was considered radicalization. Then, one of the most ridiculous statement made was evangelical Christians were mobilizing together to bomb abortion clinics.  I’m a Christian who is against abortions, I consider how dare a woman step forward to rid herself of what she considers a live nuisance as reported in one of my earlier blogs.  I’d like to see all abortion clinics legally closed, but never would I consider violence to close them down. I, also find it crazy that not one mention was made of Al Qaeda or Moslems  whose life is centered on destroying this nation as mentioned in a prior blog.http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/10/23/does-army-consider-christians-tea-party-terror-threat/

In June, 2013, Obama Administration strongly objected to a proposal to a Defense Authorization amendment to protect the constitutionally-guaranteed religious right of the soldiers and chaplains including evangelical Christian Service men and women. As reported, according to the Obama Administration, “the amendment would have a ‘significant adverse effect on good order.’” These ignorant men do not recognize what the acronym of GOD means: Good Orderly Direction.   They continue that this would effect discipline and morale.” This never affected the military before in the last 200 years. I find this thinking reprehensible. However, in my thinking the Left thinking is never substantiated and can never hold truth. The White House now endorses military reprimands  of members of the service who have a Bible on their desk or express a religious belief.

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/obama-strongly-objects-to-religious-liberty-amendment.html

In April, 2013, the U.S. Army directed the troops to scratch off and paint over any scripture verse reference that for decades was forged into weapon scopes.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/apr/23/army-orders-troops-scratch-bible-inscription-scope/ 

The number of offenses continue to things like the defunding of the Obama Department of Justice in a Louisiana Parish a Young Marines chapter because they mentioned God and they prayed. 

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/doj-defunds-young-marines-chapter-that-referenced-god.html

There are hundreds of instances where Christian men and women are court marshaled to talking about Jesus.

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=13866

The question is why? When the Christianity and military worked for over the last two hundred years, why is it the agenda of the Obama Administration to eradicate any mention of God? Do they not realize their folly when they think they can duel with the Creator of this Universe?  All events in this world happen because God lets it happen.

Revelation 14:6,7: “And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.” The word “fear” means to have a profound reverence for God resulting in strict obedience to His requirements.

These men who aren’t afraid of the power of Christ and his followers do not realize their foolishness. Their pompousness and their strutting will not save them. For it is written jn Romans 14:11, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Are you ready if you were to die this very minute to face God.? All you have to do is believe Jesus died on the cross. He arose again and confess with your mouth and your heart you believe in Him.  Romans 10:9 says If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. What a wonderful gift He has given us. I pray you have accepted the gift.

If you have any questions, let’s discuss them. If you want to comment I’d love to hear from you. Please comment. Until then, God Bless You.  I will post again a Thanksgiving yummy recipe on Tuesday, November 26. Then I think I might change things around and post  a Bible verse on Wednesday, 27.  Friday, November 29, I’ll post Humor of the week and then my normal blog on December 1. Can you believe it December 1 already!