GULF DISASTER: HORRIBLE ACCIDENT… OR DELIBERATE ACT?

Now more charges, more allegations, and more evidence surfaces regarding this Gulf Oil Disaster!

This video I sent out last week talks about what may have caused the disaster:


The following Article (below) was forwarded to me by a friend, whose name I will keep anonymous, who actually works in the oil industry; and once again there are some serious allegations being charged against certain people, whose names we already have heard too much about; and others among the Washington DC insiders, good ole boy club… and none of this news is good!

Once again, while the news and most of our citizens are focusing on the cleanup efforts, the charges remain that all of this was intentional.

The Article below just connects the dots, by following the money, showing where and to who the connecting lines go; and all of this speaks to the corruption that is now surfacing regarding this whole incident.

It also points to the corruption that has existed among certain people in our government and this Globalist Banker’s Oligarchy that controls them all, that has actually existed and has been going on for years!

It is just the closer we get to the end, with all the current exposure on these crooks, among the Bankers and our politicians, the pressure on them is increasing to accelerate things, before they are totally exposed.

I have no doubt but that very possibly the betrayal that was mentioned by Kim Clement, in his prophecy earlier this year, that there would be a betrayal that would take place in this White House; it may very well be that Obama will be hung out to dry, by his handlers, and is left with the blame; which would be nothing but another ploy by the real crooks to cover their tracks and get the attention off of themselves; because just as it is with their father, the Devil, they nor him can stand the light of day!!!

All of this again points to our need to do some serious housecleaning among our government officials, and some serious praying for God’s intervention and help; that He forgive us for our sin of ignoring His laws and for drifting so far off center from our covenant with Him.

Shalom,

Skip Barland


Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 2:54 AM
To: Skip Barland
Subject: Fwd: Gulf Oil Disaster

GULF DISASTER – HORRIBLE ACCIDENT; OR DELIBERATE ACT?
Posted By: SCRIBE
Date: Sunday, 20-Jun-2010 18:27:42

It would appear that despite the tragic horrors and unimagined destruction now taking place in the Gulf of Mexico, there is a silver lining for a select lucky few. But, is it just Luck working here; is it all just a coincidence? Or is something more maybe going on?

Just days prior to the Gulf oil drilling operation and ensuing environmental catastrophe, Barack Obama suddenly does a 180 and gives his approval to resume offshore oil drilling. How odd and out of character that is: in February of 2009 President Obama reversed a decision by the outgoing Bush Administration to re-open U.S. coastal waters to oil and gas drilling; he had campaigned against traditional energy sources in favor of so-called “sustainable” alternatives such as wind, solar, etc; and he admitted in January of 2008 that it was his plan to use a Cap and Trade system to cause energy prices to “skyrocket” in order to force people to transition to “green” technologies.

Now, Obama is using the gulf disaster as an excuse to not only ban offshore drilling, but also to demand passage of his “cap and trade” energy bill. A bill, by the way, that was finally considered “dead and going nowhere” thanks to the hard work of everyone who helped to expose the “global warming” scam!

But there’s more. We have numerous “coincidental” financial and business transactions that took place in the days, weeks, and months prior to the rig explosion. Here are just a few:

Goldman Sachs placed shorts on TransOcean stock (owner of the failed Deepwater Horizon rig) just days before the explosions rocked the rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and sent TransOcean stocks plunging. But thanks to their lucky move, Goldman Sachs didn’t suffer a loss.

Not only did Goldman Sachs short shares of TransOcean, they also ditched 4,680,822 shares of BP stock worth $250 million (44% of their BP holdings) before the disaster, as well.

Wow, what luck: to get rid of substantial holdings in 2 companies right before they suffer huge losses. But it’s just a coincidence, right?

Well, if that weren’t enough of a “coincidence,” how about this: chief executive of BP, Tony Hayward, also sold 223,288 shares of stock (worth over $2 million) in his own company on March 17th, just a few weeks before the BP Gulf mess.

By doing so he avoided losing more than $614,449 when BP’s share price plunged after the oil spill began. Again, what luck!

Are there any ties between President Obama and Goldman Sachs?

Well, while it would have been against Federal Law for Goldman Sachs (the company) to have contributed to the Obama campaign, that didn’t stop Goldman Sachs employees from contributing over $739,521 to the Obama campaign, making Goldman Sachs employees the largest contributor.

Today the Obama Administration is full of former Goldman Sachs employees. Coincidence?

And what about Obama and BP?

During his time in the Senate and while running for president, Obama received a total of $77,051 from the oil giant, and is the top recipient of BP PAC and individual money over the past 20 years, according to financial disclosure records.

Are there any ties between Goldman Sachs and BP?

Peter Sutherland is the chairman of Goldman Sachs International. He also served as chairman of BP right up until last year. He is currently a director for both BP and Goldman Sachs.

My question is, what did these people know that the rest of us didn’t?

How is it that stock in BP and Transocean suddenly became so unattractive to those closest to the disaster? Ah, the coincidences! But wait, there’s more.

Halliburton (ties to Dick Cheney) was in the process of acquiring Boots & Coots, a company well known for putting out some of the world’s largest oil and gas fires, just eleven days prior to the explosion.

Services they provide include “deepwater application and well inspections, as well as blowout prevention and control counsel or assistance.” And now their expertise is being put to use in the Gulf; they are one of two primary companies designing relief-well strategies for the BP blowout.

What luck! The company famous for profiting from no-bid government contracts in war zones; will now collect for themselves yet another “windfall” profit from the BP disaster.

Halliburton isn’t the only company that stands to make a killing off the crisis. TransOcean took out a $560 million insurance policy on the Deepwater Horizon rig; an amount well above the rig’s value.

After paying out $200 million to the survivors and the families of the deceased, TransOcean will have still have a tidy sum of $270 million in profit left over from the disaster.

Internal documents from BP, which Congress now has as they conduct their investigation, have shown that there were sufficient warnings as the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig had serious problems.

These problems included the well casing and the blowout preventer. The internal documents reveal that BP noted in March after encountering several problems on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig that they were struggling with a loss of “well control.”

Furthermore, the internal documents illustrate that BP had concerns as far back as 11 months prior to March regarding the well casing and the blowout preventer.

Although rig workers warned against continuing to drill and continuing to drill violated company policies, the rig continued to operate after gaining approval from BP colleagues.

BP made a series of decisions aimed at saving money that heightened the risk of a catastrophic blowout, with a BP engineer calling the Deepwater Horizon platform “a nightmare well” in an e-mail issued less than a week before the explosion.

The blowout preventer was damaged in a previously unreported accident in late March 2010.

The American Bureau of Shipping last inspected the rig’s failed blowout preventer in 2005.

According to Transocean, workers had been performing standard routines and had no indication of any problems prior to the explosion.

Preliminary findings from BP’s internal investigation released by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on May 25 indicated several serious warning signs in the hours just prior to the explosion.

Equipment readings indicated gas bubbling into the well, which could signal an impending blowout. The heavy drilling mud in the pipes initially held down the gas of the leaking well.

A BP official onboard the rig directed the crew to replace the drilling mud, which is used to keep the well’s pressure down, with lighter seawater even though the rig’s chief driller protested.

According to a number of rig workers, it was understood that workers could get fired for raising safety concerns that might delay drilling.

That the crisis in the Gulf might have been planned and executed with the intention of profiting from it, while also pushing an environmental control agenda, might not be all that far-fetched.

It also could explain the pathetic federal response to the disaster (which continues).

It surely couldn’t be that the government wasn’t prepared, because just three weeks prior to the real disaster, the U.S. Coast Guard conducted operations in the Gulf, simulating a major oil spill and practicing the federal response to it.

The question is, why has the Obama Administration refused every offer of help?

What the American people don’t know is that well over a dozen different countries have offered to help clean the oil sludge from the Gulf.

The Dutch government called Obama and offered to loan BP ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms, and a plan to quickly build sand barriers to protect the marshlands.

Numerous private sector solutions have been offered. One example offered was from Dr. Henry Crichton, the world’s foremost oil blowout specialist, who after Gulf War I developed the blowout engineering for 800 or more wells in Kuwait, and provided quick relatively inexpensive solutions to either recover the oil with the Crichlow connector from the pipe a mile down or to “Kill the Spill” completely.

Yet, for reasons unknown, the Obama Administration has turned them all down.

Obama has a crisis on his hands, and as Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel so aptly stated to the media in February 2009, “you never let a crisis go to waste.” It appears they are following that advice.

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?noframes;read=176221

What to do when you hurt… and how to deal with the problems of life!

Listen up folks; this is the way you deal with life, and life’s problems!

Listen to what Jesus said on the Sermon on the Mound…

(Scriptures are from the Message Bible):

3You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.

4 You’re blessed when you feel you’ve lost what is most dear to you. Only then can you be embraced by the One most dear to you.

5 You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.

6 You’re blessed when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God. He’s food and drink in the best meal you’ll ever eat.

7 You’re blessed when you care. At the moment of being ‘care-full,’ you find yourselves cared for.

8You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

9 You’re blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That’s when you discover who you really are, and your place in God’s family.

10 You’re blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God’s kingdom.

11-12 Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don’t like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble.” (Matthew 5:3-11)

Jesus also said:

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” (John 15:11)

Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” (John 16:24)

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

Below there is another very good devotional message by David Wilkerson; this one is on the subject of what to do when you hurt.

Before I begin with my message, let me say just one thing right off the top; and that is if life and also the Bible teaches anything, it is that most of the people are wrong most of the time!

What does that mean?

It means that our being successful at life, and being on God’s team has nothing at all to do with being friends with the world, and going with the flow of the world, or doing what most of your friends, or peer group are doing… and yet that is what most do!

The Bible is VERY clear on this point, in fact it is crystal clear on this subject, and it says unequivocally that we are to enter through the “Narrow Gate,” and it is narrow because few there are who will take it; for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to death and destruction, meaning eternal separation from God (Matthew 7:13).

This is very important because much of the world, meaning most of your friends and most of the people you encounter everyday, if we understand what this verse of Scripture is saying correctly, it is saying that most of them are on their way to hell… and believe me you do not want to be in that group!

Not only that, but the way you will end up in that group is by going with the flow, and being average and ordinary… being ‘Politically Correct!’

Being a Christian on the other hands means you are going against the flow of what the world calls average and normal, and by their standards you are abnormal and weird if you are a follower of Christ; and James 4:4 will tell you that by your being friends with the world, that makes you an enemy of God! So are you understanding the words that I am speaking to you… you most certainly DO NOT want to go with the crowd!

Now with that said, let me move on to my next point, on how the Bible presents us with many many paradoxes, and I believe the reason for that is because God is wanting to point out the fact that truly OUR ways are not His; for God says:

For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and does not return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” (Isa 55:8-11)

Our mission in life as the Bible sets forth, is first to be Born-again, meaning that we receive by faith the forgiveness of our sins; and are reconciled back into God’s family through the Gospel message of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Kingdom of Heaven!

That will first necessitate our repenting, which means to literally change the way we think.

In other words God is wanting to completely rewrite our core programming that has been corrupted by the world; and He will rewrite that programming with His own… by the Holy Spirit.

However, for that to happen we have to first be willing to humble ourselves and be teachable; and that humility will first be experienced from  your friends, who will not at all accept or understand what you are doing!

In fact, on that point… have you ever noticed how much people are like a bucket of crabs?

By that I mean, if you have ever seen a bucket of crabs, what you will find is that every time one tries to crawl out, the others will immediately hook them back in.

Well your friends will be exactly like that. They will also try and hook you back in!

So to start with, to be a follower of Christ means doing something quite different from what you have been doing, and what most of your friends are doing; it means being different… and it will humble you to be different, and to take the ridicule from your friends and the teasing for being different.

Being a Christian first means that we have to be willing to deny our self; meaning we let go of this idea of living our life as we see fit; and we begin to pursue an entirely new life in Christ; where no longer are we the masters of our destiny, and are seeking after our way, our ambitions, and wants and desires; but we instead are now bond servants of the Most High God… and a bond servant is someone who willingly relinquishes his or her freedom and will in order to follow and serve another.

Now in case there is still any doubt about what is being said here, let me make it a little clearer by quoting it directly from the Master:

Matthew 16:24-27

Take Up the Cross and Follow Him
24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul? 27 For the Son of Man will come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and then He will reward each according to his works.”

In other words, and this is another one of those paradoxes… you can only live by dying!

Not only that but the very things you have been conditioned to rely upon, in the world, since your birth, such as your feelings and your understanding and reasoning, ALL of these things you are now being asked to deny, and to now order your life after God’s Word, and faith in God’s Word; which means you are now to guide everything you do, and hang your entire life and all of your circumstances, trials, and problems on the promises of God’s Word!

It means that you must learn to put on the mind of Christ and pursue His ways and His means of doing things… and now are forsaking your ways and that of the world!

Well some of you, and I used to be in this group myself, are saying I’m a member of such and such a church and I have been baptized; I’ve already had my First Communion, or whatever liturgical requirements are put forth in your denomination, in order to be a member; but yet according to what Jesus just said, ALL of that won’t even get you past the front door of heaven, if you haven’t first completely died to yourself, and made Jesus Christ Lord and Master of your life!

Folks this paradox is absolutely crucial that we ALL understand!

After all Christ did not come to earth, suffer all that He suffered, die a cruel death on the cross, all so we and I can attend church on Sunday and on holidays, or whatever; just so we could live our lives, and pursue our interests, and live as we please… that was NOT what Calvary was all about!!!

Does that not make sense to you? I mean are you getting my drift here, or not?

I ask this because I know sure as shooting that there are many people out there, and I know because I talk to them, and some of you right now, who are reading this message, are actually thinking that way; and are living your life hoping that just because of whatever label you have over your church, and the fact you are/or once were a member of that church, or denomination, you are right with God; and are of the mistaken opinion that having that label will get you in to heaven!  Well, I’m here to tell you now that it will not!!! And mind you, that’s not according to my word, or my opinion; but that’s according to what Jesus has said, as you have just read.

For those of you who are currently on that broad road, trying to enter through that Wide Gate; if you would like to make your reservations for eternity, and accept Jesus as your personal Saviour and Lord, here is a website that will give you a road map: http://needhim.org/.

The next thing is, having been born-again, we now enter into the “Boot-camp” of the Holy Spirit; and we begin our training for eternity!

By that I mean God will use our circumstances, our trials and tribulations, and our challenges in life to teach us how to live by faith, and how to circumnavigate our problems, and cast mountains (spiritual obstacles) that Satan has placed in our path into the sea.

Now it doesn’t at all matter what those mountains are, whether we are talking about physical mountains, financial, emotional, or whatever… every problem, every demon, and ever situation must bow at the name of Jesus Christ!

Before that happens however, and this is MOST important, we have to be filled with the Person and also the power of the Holy Spirit, which is God’s POWER, which He provides that allows us to tap into His supernatural powers, and to see and experience signs, wonders and miracles in our life, and more importantly in our ministry to reach this lost world for Christ!

Without that power we are virtually helpless to have any kind of effectiveness at any level, not only in our personal life; but also in any kind of ministry we may be involved with.

That failure alone, to be filled with God’s power and guided and directed 24/7 through the ministry of the Holy Spirit will be a major handicapped in our trying to reach this world for Christ!

Even as Jesus has said… Without me you can do NOTHING!

And that is exactly why Jesus instructed ALL of His disciples to not do anything in the way of ministry, before they had been endued with POWER from on high, which power came on the Day of Pentecost!

Now the last Paradox that I’d to point out in this message is how Jesus said that by our having problems, and that by our learning to manage our way through our problems; and our gaining victory through faith in what Christ has already done, when we pray in His Name; Jesus said that by our having this experience, that our JOY would be complete!

In other words our Joy, which as the Bible says is the source of our strength, can only happen through our gaining victory over our situations and challenges; and by faith having successfully defeated the strategies of the enemy in our life!

That’s what Jesus meant when He said:
In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world!” Selah

So your mission and mine today is to not be on the defensive, cowering in fear at what we think may happen; but rather God has given us an “E” ticket ride to have the thrill of a lifetime, which will be the most exhilarating experience anyone can ever have, in our riding the wave and flow of the Holy Spirit in our situations.

So instead of our shrinking back and hiding in the face of adversity, we are now aggressively charging the gates of hell, and those mountains in our path… because now through our own experience of having seen the Word in action and the power of God, we know beyond any doubt that GREATER is He that is in us, than he that is in the word… that truly now our JOY can be complete! Selah

Now go out today and kick Satan’s butt, in Jesus name! 🙂

Shalom,

Skip Barland


—–Original Message—–
From: DAVID WILKERSON TODAY [mailto:no-reply@lists.worldchallenge.org]
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 12:02 AM
To: devotions-en@lists.worldchallenge.org
Subject: WHEN YOU HURT

WHEN YOU HURT

by David Wilkerson | June 28, 2010

In one way or another, we are all hurting. Every person on earth carries his own burden of pain.

When you are deeply hurt, no person on earth can shut down the inner fears and deepest agonies. Not the best of friends can understand the battle you are going through or the wounds inflicted on you.

Is there a balm for a broken heart? Is there healing for those deep, inner hurts? Can the pieces be put back together and the heart be made even stronger?

Yes! Absolutely yes! And if not, then God’s Word would be a hoax and God himself would be a liar. That cannot be!

God didn’t promise you a painless way of life. He promised you “a way of escape.” He promised to help you bear your pain. Strength to put you back on your feet when weakness makes you stagger.

Our loving Father said, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Your heavenly Father watches over you with an unwavering eye. Every move is monitored. Every tear is bottled. He identifies with your every pain. He feels every hurt. He will never allow you to drown in your tears. He will not permit your hurt to deteriorate your mind. He promises to come, right on time, to wipe away your tears and give you joy for mourning.

You have the ability to make your heart rejoice and be glad in the Lord. God’s eye is on you—and he commands us to rise up and shake off all those fears causing doubt.

http://www.worldchallenge.org/en/devotions/2010/when-you-hurt

This is the direction the Powers that Be are taking our country…

This is the direction the Powers that Be, if they have their way, are taking our country, unless we wake up!

We have a lot at stake, and so let us pray and let us be alert so that we not repeat history in our country!



Please note there is letter (see below) from a retired Border Patrol Agent that you should read.

Also you will note that whereas the above video was recorded under the Bush administration, and also by a person who is left of center, nevertheless I recommend you listen to what she has to say.

What has happened here in America is that this Globalist Oligarchy, who are in control behind the scenes out of sight, are using this division, that pits the Right against the Left in order to keep our attention off of what they are doing behind the scenes… and we need to be aware of that.

Please also note that this agenda that will be put in place under Obama, will be from Executive Orders that were first signed into law by former President Bush, that deny us our Constitutional rights.

This is most definitely not a partisan issue at all, and that’s my point; and it doesn’t’ at all matter whether we have a Republican administration or Congress, or a Democratic one, the results most often are the same… with respect to our being moved closer to a “New World Order.”

If you will remember it was a “Conservative Republican,” in former President George H.W. Bush, who in 1991 first used the term “New World Order,” and said that it was inevitable!

So whether we are talking about George W. Bush Jr, or his father; or whether it is Bill Clinton; and now Obama… they all have been recruited and groomed since their college years, to serve this Globalist Oligarchy, and their “New World Order” agenda.

Now my second point is, I do believe that there is a real Islamic threat here in America, because after all we are still at war; and I believe also that there are real sleeper cells here, who are also intent on destabilizing our government, and are just waiting on orders to begin their terrorist attacks in our country.

Either way, from the Globalist point, their main agenda is still to get Marshall Law implemented and suspend all of our rights; and then they can seize power; so whatever the cause, that is the desired result.

So there is a bit of a balancing act of sorts going on; and there are also all sorts of varying and sometimes overlapping agendas that we need to be aware of.

My point, as I have said, is that I believe there is an entirely different agenda going on; and I really believe that what needs to happen here in America is that “We the People,” who make up the citizenry of our fair country need to wake up and smell the coffee.

I’ve also said this before too, but I think it is true, that the reason why our leaders in Washington DC are no longer responsive to the wishes and desires of we the people who elect them to office, and do whatever they darn well please in spite of our objections, is because there is a different agenda afoot that I believe is presently being accelerated towards implementation.

With all of the things that are presently coming to bear upon our country, including our economic problems, our weakened U.S Dollar, our unemployment problems, inflation, the oil spill crisis in the Gulf, the illegal alien situation, and whatever else is about to happen next, all of it is for the purpose of further destabilizing our government to the point there is civil unrest and panic among the people, at which point I repeat, the Obama administration will then have an excuse to declare Marshall Law and seize power.

Folks this is nothing new, because this same strategy has been used before in the past; like in pre-Nazi Germany for instance.

This is not by accident that things are happening as they are.

If you don’t believe me, just read the similarities between what happened in the 30’s, in Germany, and what’s going on today, here in America:

  • Hitler outlawed school prayer in Germany. In 1962, The U.S. Supreme Court did the same for us.
  • Hitler eliminated Christian holidays in the schools first by calling Christmas “Yuletide.” Most American public schools now call Christmas vacation a “winter break.”
  • Hitler took Easter out of schools and instead honored that time of year as the beginning of spring. It has likewise become common for schools in America to refer to time off at Easter as “spring break.”
  • Hitler controlled the church using intimidation and threats. A half-century ago, U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson, promoted a bill that included an amendment to use the Internal Revenue Service to remove the non-profit status of a church that speaks against the election of any specific political candidate.
  • Hitler enticed thousands of pastors to promote paganism in their congregations. Neopaganism is one of the fastest growing religions in America, doubling every 18 months according to a June 2008 article in The Denver Post.  Many American church-goers practice paganism such as “Christian” yoga, contemplative prayer, and walking a labyrinth. As evidence that church doors continue to open further to aberrant beliefs, a 2008 survey found that 57% of evangelicals do not believe Jesus Christ is the only way to God.
  • Hitler was an environmentalist and vegetarian. Marriages performed by the Nazi state frequently included blessings of “Mother Earth” and “Father Sky.” Today Americans increasingly accept radical environmentalism, pantheism, and the celebration of Earth Day.
  • Hitler was fascinated by eastern mysticism. Today an increasing number of American pastors encourage their followers to become “mystic warriors”.
  • Hitler believed in reincarnation. He even convinced SS officers that by murdering millions of Jews and other “undesirables” they were allowing them to get on with the reincarnation process and come back more quickly in an advanced status. Americans increasingly accept the idea of reincarnation as well as good and bad karma.
  • Hitler’s holocaust killed between 8 and 11 million Jews and non-Jews. Americans have killed an estimated 50 million babies since abortion was legalized through the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973. According to a July 7, 2008 article on worldnetdaily.com “An abortionist who claims to have destroyed more than 20,000 unborn children and who once was Hillary Clinton’s OB-GYN says he is doing ‘God’s work’ when he terminates a pregnancy…He admits that abortion kills a human soul.”
  • Hitler killed 270,000 handicapped people through active euthanasia.[1] America and the courts are rushing toward the same with the murder of individuals such as Terri Schiavo. Oregon voters passed their Death with Dignity Act in 1994 and re-affirmed it in 1997. Washington state voters legalized doctor-assisted suicide on November 4, 2008. In December 2008, a Montana judge ruled terminally ill residents of that state have the right to physician-assisted suicide, and “death with dignity” is gaining acceptance in other states as well.
  • Private schools were abolished by Hitler and all education placed under Nazi control. There is constant pressure from federal and many state education authorities to require that Christian schools use state-mandated, humanistic textbooks. The Home School Legal Defense Association is fighting numerous battles at any given time to prevent parents from losing the right to educate their children as they see fit. In August 2008, a federal district court ruled that the state of California university system may choose not to recognize the diplomas-and thereby deny college entrance to-students who attended a school using textbooks that express a Biblical worldview in the areas of history and science (i.e., Christian schools).
  • Hitler prevented dissenters from using radio to challenge his worldview. Many powerful liberals in America have made clear their intent to reintroduce the “Fairness Doctrine” that would require conservative and religious radio stations to offer equal time to anti-Christian, anti-conservative worldviews.
  • Pastors who spoke against Hitler’s worldview and his murderous regime found themselves on trial and frequently imprisoned for “Abuse of Pulpit.” In America, hate-crime legislation has the potential to criminalize Christians and pastors who speak out against the homosexual agenda.
  • Many Christians in Germany justified their allegiance to Hitler through a belief that “Their duty to God was spiritual; their duty to the state was political.”[2] Many American Christians now have bought the lie that their worldview can be divided between the secular and the sacred-the politician has one area of responsibility, the pastor another, and never shall the two meet. Yet the Bible teaches that all issues are fundamentally spiritual.
  • Hitler outlawed the cross and replaced it with the swastika. Today many churches, Christian colleges, and universities have willingly removed the cross from their buildings. Numerous court cases sponsored by the ACLU have required the removal of the cross from public grounds. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2005 that the Ten Commandments cannot be posted on public grounds for religious purposes.
  • Hitler was fascinated with Friedrich Nietzsche and distributed his writings to his inner circle. Nietzsche promoted Nihilism, the belief that life has no meaning, and he is best known for his position that “God is dead”. Nietzsche is presently one of the most widely read authors by American college students.
  • Hitler exploited the economic collapse of Germany to take over as dictator and usher in his brand of socialism. America’s financial crisis has given liberals in both political parties the opportunity to grow the size of government and implement freedom-robbing socialism at lightning speed.
  • Hitler was obsessed with globalism, and many of America’s most powerful political leaders are willing to subjugate American sovereignty to contemporary globalism.
  • Many Germans responded to Hitler by retreating into neutrality. Today most Americans prefer to remain neutral on moral issues that they think don’t affect them personally.
  • On trial after World War II, Hitler’s henchmen used the defense that they had not broken any laws. True, they had not defied the laws of Germany since those had been re-written to fit the goals and objectives of Hitler. The Nazi leaders were nevertheless found guilty because the courts at the time recognized a “law above the law.” Yet now the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the law of nature and nature’s God by claiming that as society evolves, morals evolve, and so the law, too, must evolve.
  • Calling upon Darwinian evolution, Hitler convinced the German people that purging millions of people was acceptable because of the need to create a pure race; also referred to as eugenics. American students across the board have been educated in Darwinian evolution because the Supreme Court has ruled that creation cannot be taught in our schools-even if both creation and evolution are taught side by side.
  • Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood in America became acquainted with the doctors and scientists that had worked with Nazi Germany’s eugenics program and had no quarrel with the euthanasia, sterilization, abortion, and infanticide programs of the early Reich.[3] Sanger even published several articles in Birth Control Review that reflected Hilter’s White Supremacist worldview. Planned Parenthood now grosses one billion per year.
  • In Germany, pastors often cited Romans 13:1-2 to encourage Christians to obey the Nazis. Today in America, many pastors have a false view of Romans 13:1-2 and have convinced millions that to disobey governing authorities is to disobey God. This poor training would facilitate Christians here doing just as the German Christians did if faced with similar challenges.
  • Germans accepted socialism to avoid pain. Today’s Americans are rejecting capitalism in exchange for government-sponsored “free” healthcare, education, and countless other government handouts.
  • Many Americans accept what I call, One World Spirituality. This is actually an amalgamation of the three worldviews of evolutionary humanism, Hindu pantheism, and occultism. I noted earlier that Hitler embraced all of these.
  • America is rushing toward government-sponsored, national healthcare. We already have a form of this in Medicare and Medicaid. Hitler, too, expanded and centralized Germany’s healthcare system. As Melchior Palyi explained, “The ill-famed Dr. Ley, boss of the Nazi labor front, did not fail to see that the social insurance system could be used for Nazi politics as a means of popular demagoguery, as a bastion of bureaucratic power, [and] as an instrument of regimentation.”

Now look that the conditions that were happening in the government that contributed to the Nazi Party being able to seize power, and take over the government:

  • The economic collapse of Germany after 1929 (main reason)
  • The lack of democratic roots in Germany
  • Under the Weimar republic it was impossible to secure a majority in parliament (this depicted democracy as a weak Gov. system)
  • The president had the authority to declare a state of emergency (Hitler used Hindenburg’s ability to do this in order to establish his dictatorship)
  • The fear of communism (Hindenburg appointed Hitler as chancellor as a result of such fears)
  • The Nazis exploited the weakness of the Weimar system and often used violence against their opponents
  • The Nazis made use of propaganda to shape public opinion (they controlled he media)
  • The Nazis used resentment against the Versaille Settlement to their ends.
  • Some other political parties did not support democracy and represented potential allies for Hitler

So while America is asleep at the switch, and is being mesmerized by the liberal media, with all the constant stream of rhetoric and lies coming out of Washington DC, and from the White House, the private international bankers, who both own and operate our Federal Reserve System, and also the large Corporate interests who have been bought and have sided with them, are fast moving us forward towards their New World Order.

The reason why our politicians don’t care about the illegal alien situation, and the reason they haven’t done anything to stop the traffic, is because it all is contributing to the desired results that they are wanting to see happen; and by the way are trying to force down our throats!

If they are successful, this will mean the end of our sovereignty as a nation, and the ultimate failure of our U.S. Dollar to the point we will be forced to capitulate and surrender to the demands of these Globalist Bankers… at least that I believe is the plan.

Everything this gentleman says makes sense, and I am sure that what he says is all true; but I think he and many others are missing the point, by not understanding what’s really going on, and what the true agenda is.

I do believe the other side is panicking however, and what we are seeing today, I believe, is a attempt to accelerate their desired end, to create public unrest in order that Marshall Law can be implemented, which will be the end to the rest of our constitutional rights; and will also allow this administration to forestall the coming elections in November.

I hate to say it, but I do believe that is the what the agenda is; and I also believe we have a chance to throw a monkey wrench in the works too, if this Restore America Plan moves forward; and We the People can take back our government, and restore our Constitutional Republic.

From all the reports I am hearing thus far, things are looking good so far on that front; and I do believe that is also causing a lot of panic on the other side, among the Globalist Bankers and their group, who control both our government and the media; and that at least in part is the reason for the attempted acceleration on their part, in order to destabilize and to seize power.

We have a lot at stake here, and I can only hope and pray that the American people wake up to what’s going on.

Shalom,

Skip Barland


From: Rene
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 5:01 PM
To: Undisclosed
Subject: Fw: Retired Border Patrol Agent Letter

This Border Patrol agent is from Hereford, AZ
LETTER FROM A RETIRED BORDER PATROL AGENT:This letter sent to Tennessee Senator Bill Frist from a retired border patrol agent, and it has more common sense than all the bull being spewed from the Senate, with the exception of a few sensible representatives.

Dear Senator Frist:There is a huge amount of propaganda and myths circulating about illegal aliens, particularly illegal Mexican, Salvadorian, Guatemalan and Honduran aliens.

#1. Illegal aliens generally do NOT want US citizenship. Americans are very vain thinking that everybody in the world wants to be a US citizen. Mexicans, and other nationalities want to remain citizens of their home countries while obtaining the benefits offered by the United States such as employment, medical care, instate tuition, government subsidized housing and free education for their offspring. Their main attraction is employment and their loyalty usually remains at home. They want benefits earned and subsidized by middle class Americans.
What illegal aliens want are benefits of American residence without paying the price.

#2. There are no jobs that Americans won’t do. Illegal aliens are doing jobs that Americans can’t take and still support their families. Illegal aliens take low wage jobs, live dozens in a single residence home, share expenses and send money to their home country. There are no jobs that Americans won’t do for a decent wage.

#3. Every person who illegally entered this nation left a home. They are NOT homeless and they are NOT Americans. Some left jobs in their home countries.
They come to send money to their real home as evidenced by the more than 20 billion dollars sent out of the country each year by illegal aliens. These illegal aliens knowingly and willfully entered this nation in violation of the law and therefore assumed the risk of detection and deportation. Those who brought their alien children assumed the responsibility and risk on behalf of their children.

#4. Illegal aliens are NOT critical to the economy. Illegal aliens constitute less than 5% of the workforce. However, they reduce wages and benefits for lawful US residents.

#5. This is NOT an immigrant nation. There are 280 million native born Americans. While it is true that this nation was settled and founded by immigrants (legal immigrants), it is also true that there is not a nation on this planet that was not settled by immigrants at one time or another.

#6. The United States is welcoming to legal immigrants. Illegal aliens are not immigrants by definition. The US accepts more lawful immigrants every year than the rest of the world combined.

#7. There is no such thing as the “Hispanic vote.” Hispanics are white, brown, black and every shade in between. Hispanics are Republicans, Democrats, Anarchists, Communists, Marxists and Independents. The so-called “Hispanic vote” is a myth. Pandering to illegal aliens to get the Hispanic vote is a dead end.

#8. Mexico is NOT a friend of the United States. Since 1848 Mexicans have resented the United States. During World War I Mexico allowed German Spies to operate freely in Mexico to spy on the US. During World War II Mexico allowed the Axis powers to spy on the US from Mexico. During the Cold War Mexico allowed spies hostile to the US to operate freely. The attack on the Twin Towers in 2001 was cheered and applauded all across Mexico. Today Mexican school children are taught that the US stole California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. If you don’t believe it, check out some Mexican textbooks written for their school children.

#9. Although some illegal aliens enter this country for a better life, there are 6 billion people on this planet. At least 1 billion of those live on less than one dollar a day. If wanting a better life is a valid excuse to break the law and sneak into America, then let’s allow those one billion to come to America and we’ll turn the USA into a Third World nation overnight. Besides, there are 280 million native born Americans who want a better life. I’ll bet Bill Gates and Donald Trump want a better life. When will the USA lifeboat be full? Since when is wanting a better life a good reason to trash another nation?

#10. There is a labor shortage in this country. This is a lie. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of American housewives, senior citizens, students, unemployed and underemployed who would gladly take jobs at a decent wage.

#11. It is racist to want secure borders. What is racist about wanting secure borders and a secure America? What is racist about not wanting people to sneak into America and steal benefits we have set aside for legal aliens, senior citizens, children and other legal residents?

What is it about race that entitles people to violate our laws, steal identities, and take the American Dream without paying the price?

For about four decades American politicians have refused to secure our borders and look after the welfare of middle class Americans. These politicians have been of both parties.

A huge debt to American society has resulted. This debt will be satisfied and the interest will be high.

There has already been riots in the streets by illegal aliens and their supporters. There will be more.

You, as a politician, have a choice to offend the illegal aliens who have stolen into this country and demanded the rights afforded to US citizens or to offend those of us who are stakeholders in this country.

The interest will be steep either way. There will be civil unrest. There will be a reckoning. Do you have the courage to do what is right for America? Or, will you bow to the wants and needs of those who don’t even have the right to remain here? There will be a reckoning.

It will come in November of this year. We will not allow America to be stolen by third world agitators and thieves.
David J. Stoddard
US Border Patrol (RET)
Hereford, Arizona

Faith is seeing things that are not as though they are…

Faith involves our broadening the vistas and boundaries of our imagination, and our being able to see things there that are not yet visible to our natural eye!

For truly, as we look at the definition of FAITH and we learn it is the substance of things hoped for; and the evidence of things not yet visible or felt in the natural; how else can we get there and see those things that are not as though they are except by way of a sanctified imagination?

As Jesus said:

All things are possible if ONLY you can believe!”

Below is a devotional message on IMAGINATION, which I think you will like.

As we study the account given in Romans 4, where we are told of the encounter where Abraham, the father of FAITH, was informed by God that he and his descendants were to be given the entire earth as an inheritance; it is obvious that surely such a vision required Abraham to use his imagination to see it… especially since his wife, Sarah at age 90, was well beyond the age of child bearing.

Also we know from Scripture that most certainly this awesome gift was not being given to Abraham based on his obedience or his ability to keep the law; but rather the Bible says that it was based on Abraham having a right relationship with God, a relationship that can ONLY come by faith.

In James 2:23 we are told that, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and that Abraham was called a friend of God!

Man, how cool is that, to be called a “Friend” of God? And yet does not Jesus say of us, in John 15:15, “I no longer call you servants, … instead, I have called you My friends!

So the Bible tells us that this promise was received by faith; and that it was a free gift. And we are also informed that we may also receive this blessing, whether or not we live according to the law of Moses too, if we also have faith like Abraham had!

For Abraham as the Bible says, became the father of all who believe; and this is truly what the Scriptures mean when God told him, “I have made you the father of many nations.”

The reason why this happened was because Abraham, again as we learn from Scripture, he believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing!

Do you not see that? Again… how does a person do this without a sanctified imagination?

But the Bible doesn’t stop there, because it goes on to say of father Abraham that even though there was no reason for his hope (in the natural), Abraham nevertheless kept on hoping — and believing that he would truly become the father of many nations.

For God had already told him to look at the stars in heaven, because: That’s how many descendants you will have!

The Bible goes on to tell us that Abraham not being weak in faith; that he did not consider his own body, though in a sense it was already dead (since he was about a hundred years old); nor did he consider the deadness of Sarah’s womb (with her being 90 years old).

Instead we are told that in spite of all these things that Abraham did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief; but that he was strengthened in faith, and in so doing he was giving glory to God.

We are told that he (Abraham) was fully persuaded that what God had promised, He was also able to perform… and therefore it was accounted to him for righteousness.”

Likewise, if we can lay hold of God’s promises in that same way, by FAITH, then we too can experience the impossible; but this will require our doing exactly as Jesus said, when he told His disciples that unless they became as children, they could not experience the Kingdom of Heaven.

Children can do this quite naturally, and they have no problem whatsoever seeing things that are not… and so did each of us once upon a time!

Folks if we are to navigate through this life successfully, and if we are to experience all that God has intended for us, and also be empowered to fight the battles and appropriate our inheritance, it will necessitate our using our sanctified imagination, and our hanging the total of our life, and our circumstances on the promises of God’s Word.

Therein concludes today’s lesson… so live long and prosper, and go forth and do likewise! 🙂

Have a blessed day!

Shalom,

Skip Barland



From:
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Sent: Monday, June 28, 2010 4:06 AM
To: theskipper@cox.net
Subject: What The Lord Is Saying Today


What The Lord Is Saying Today

June 28, 2010:

You do love Me, don’t you?

Then how good and expansive is your imagination?

Can you see what you cannot see yet?

Can you hear what you cannot hear yet?

I know you to have a very active imagination.  You use it all the time.

Some of the things you see and hear in what you call your imagination are nowhere in the ballpark of what I want to show, speak and bring into your life.

The only hope you have of attaining to this level of revelation is to step aside, relax and pray.

Let your spirit be opened like the doors of a huge cattle barn.  You must not interfere, especially by acting too quickly, until you have received what I am giving and also until you have received instructions on how I want you to use it.

You do love Me, don’t you?

1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (NLT)

That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” But it was to us that God revealed these things by his Spirit. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us God’s deep secrets.  Ras Robinson


June 28, 2010:

I have for you areas to explore that are way beyond your magination.

You will be amazed at what you see and hear.

I have been waiting on you, for you to come to where you are now.

You are ready to discover.  You had no idea this adventure was available for you, because you thought it was beyond what your mind could conceive.  But this find will open up vistas and ideas that have never entered your mind.

The provision is there so you will not have to worry about that.  It will be available for you to explore the different paths you will take.  You’re ready so let’s go.


1 Corinthians 2:9-10 (AMP)

“But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].  Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny].” Bev Robinson


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God made something beautiful out of my life!

Keeping our eye on the ball, and remaining focused on the what is the true meaning of Life…

His name is Jesus Christ!!!

Only He can make something beautiful out of our life!


Steve Apirana – Singer/Songwriter
Steve Apirana is one of the finest Christian musicians currently working in Australasia (this is a region of Oceania: and includes Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and other neighboring islands in the South Pacific).

He is a gifted communicator, highly skilled guitarist and vocalist with an extraordinary sense of humor.

As a musician, Steve specializes in blues and gospel. His pedigree reaches back into the seventies, having played support for such luminaries as Daddy Cool, Black Sabbath, Split Ends, and Dragon.

He was a member of the seventies band Butler and as well as doing much solo work he was involved with The Velvettes, a sixties spoof rock band. Equally at home with acoustic guitar or his trademark Fender Strat, Steve’s playing is matched by his rich bluesy voice.

Steve captivates audiences in a way that very few can. When performing, it’s not long before his charm, honesty, self – depreciating humour and excellent musicianship has audiences totally absorbed.

A former street kid, Steve found faith in Jesus Christ, graduated as a social worker, and then returned to the same streets, working with the Anglican City Mission to reach out to people in need. Steve’s life and experiences have been a perfect grounding for a style of communication that doesn’t threaten but dares to be honest.


I haven’t heard this song in a long time; and reading an old book today, I ran across the CD stuck in between the pages.

As it happens, I really like both the message and the song; and so I thought to share it with you.

I hope you like it too, and that it blesses your day!

Shalom,

Skip Barland



Our REAL problem in America is spiritual…

Man has the tendency to forget that the Lord God is God in heaven, it is He who has created us… not the other way around, we did not create ourselves!

If there is any one problem that we in the U.S. can attribute our current woes and calamities to, it is this one fact, that we as a nation have lost our way, and we have forgotten the Lord our God!!!

Let us heed God’s WARNING to His Covenant people Israel:

Deuteronomy 8

Remember the LORD Your God

1 “Every commandment which I command you today you must be careful to observe, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers.

2 And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

3 So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.

4 Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.

5 You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you.

6 “Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him. 7 For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills; 8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; 9 a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing; a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10

When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you.


11
Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, 12 lest—when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; 13 and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; 14 when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 15 who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; 16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end— 17
then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.’

18And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

19Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the LORD your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish. 20 As the nations which the LORD destroys before you, so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the LORD your God.


I’ve included a very good devotional message (see below) from My Daily Bread, about “Toxic Living.” Be sure to read it, as I think it is very relevant to where we are today as a nation, and how we got here.

There are several important points that we can glean from this particular scripture in Deuteronomy 8:

  • Every commandment which I command you today you must be careful to observe…”

    To the extent we as a nation have taken God out of our schools, the enemy (the Devil) wasted no time and came into fill that void, back in 1963. And by the way, this decision to take God out of our schools was brought about as the result of one woman’s lawsuit in 1963, for which the church remained virtually silent and accepted that decision; and our society has gone downhill ever since!

    In an interview on September 13th in 2001, right after 9/11 occurred, Anne Graham-Lotz (Billy Graham’s daughter) was asked the following question by Jane Clayson, on the CBS Early Show: “If God is good, how could He allow this to happen?

    To which Anne Grahm-Lotz responded: “I say God is also angry when he sees something like this.  I would say also for several years now Americans in a sense have shaken their fist at God , and have said we want you out of our schools, out of our government, out of our business, and we want you out of our marketplace.

    And so God, who is a gentleman (in response to this), has just quietly backed out of our national and political life, our public life; and He has removed His hand of blessing and protection.

  • If it is raining and you leave home without your umbrella… whose fault is that?

    We need to turn to God first of all and say, God, we’re sorry we have treated you this way and we invite you now to come into our national life. We put our trust in you.

  • We have “In God we Trust” on our coins, and we need to practice it.

  • And you shall remember that the LORD your God…

    Have you ever wondered why God picked Abraham to be the Father of His chosen people “Israel,” and also the Father of faith?

    To find the answer to that question we have to look to Genesis 18, verses 16-19; where we are given the following account:

    16Then the men rose from there and looked toward Sodom, and Abraham went with them to send them on the way.

    17 And the LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, 18 since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him?

    19For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.

    It is most apparent to me that our one failure in the church is that we have failed to pass the baton of our faith on to the next generation; and that mistake, at least here in the United States was compounded on that infamous day back in 1963 when our courts decided for the American people that belief in God and our teaching about God to our children, was of no importance and was irrelevant to their lives… and what you see today among out politicians and educators is the result.

  • In the next part of verse 2, we are told the reason why God at times will allow us to suffer lack: “God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

    Often the question will arise in our lives, when we are beset with difficulties, tragedy, pain and/or suffering, as to why is my life so hard; does God not see what is happening to me… and does He not care?

    Well the answer to that question is yes, of course He sees and of course He cares; but God’s priorities are very different from ours.

    God is not so much interested in our being happy and comfortable in this life, as He is about our being trained and taught in the ways of faith, that we may be fit for His service; that we may learn to wage war against the enemy of our soul (Satan); that we may charge the enemy’s gates, and be about our Father’s business, which is to reach this world for Christ; and also that we may learn to put on the mind of Christ, and be molded into His image… as Jesus Christ is our model and our example in all things pertaining to this life! And it is also in Jesus, who is called “The Last Adam,” that we may learn our purpose and the reason for our existence… and that is that we may do the Will of the Father in earth, as it is in Heaven!

The overwhelming and all important message however, of Deuteronomy 8, and also God’s warning I might add, is that we NOT forget the Lord our God, and that we not begin to take credit ourselves for His many blessings, that He has given to us!

The sin of ingratitude is a very egregious sin, in God’s eyes; and add to it the sin and also the insult to God of our taking credit ourselves for all of His blessings, as though we could have done it without Him.

This is a direct offense to God, in that not only are we not honoring Him as God and are not thankful to Him; but to add insult to injury, we also begin to think of ourselves as gods, and we ignore the one true God!

I can only hope and pray that what God said in Romans does not happen to us here in America, where God grew so weary of the hardness of their hearts, that the scripture says He gave them over to believe a lie!

That certainly does seem to be the direction that our nation is headed; and that is why it is so critically important that we pray and intercede for our nation, for God’s grace and mercy… that He forgive us of our sin, as a nation, for having removed the land marks of his laws from our society and culture, and for having forsaken His ways… to follow our own!

Let us continue to pray for America that we find our way back home, as a nation; and that we humbles ourselves and repent; that we restore our Constitutional Republic; and that we clean house and remove those people from public office, who have secret agendas, who lie to us and are taking our nation further away from God!

Let us pray for the right kind of “Change,” that brings our nation back to God! Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland



From: RBC Ministries [mailto:donotreply@rbc.org]
Sent: Sunday, June 27, 2010 9:10 PM
To: theskipper@cox.net
Subject: Our Daily Bread — June 28, 2010


June 28, 2010

Toxic Living

READ: 1 Samuel 13:7-14

Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord.” —1 Samuel 13:13

Picher, Oklahoma, is no more. In mid-2009, this once-bustling town of 20,000 went out of business. In the first quarter of the 1900s, Picher was a boomtown because of its abundant lead and zinc. Workers extracted the ore, which was used to help arm the US during both World Wars.

The town faded as the ore began to run out—but the biggest problem was that while the lead and zinc brought wealth, they also brought pollution. Because nothing was done to deal with the pollution, Picher became a toxic wasteland, and the government condemned the land.

What happened to Picher can happen to people. Prosperity can look so good that it’s hard to think about possible downsides.

Actions that are detrimental to long-term spiritual health are accepted, and unless the problem is corrected, destruction follows.

It happened to King Saul. He began as a good king, but in seeking success he failed to see the damage he was doing.

Turning his back on God’s commands, he acted “foolishly” (1 Sam. 13:13) and lost his kingdom (v.14).

In our attempts to find success, we need to watch out for spiritual pollution that comes when we fail to follow God’s clear scriptural guidelines. Godly living always beats toxic living. —Dave Branon

The Lord has given us commands
And told us to obey;
Our own designs are sure to fail
If we neglect His way! —Bosch

No one can be a real success without God.


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Prophecy is God’s News before it happens…

Prophecy is God’s News before it happens…

Listen to God’s heads up message and warning regarding events that are about to befall the earth!


But thus saith the Lord:

Surely the Lord GOD does nothing,
Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets
.”

Amos 3:7


Below I have listed a Prophetic Warning that was given back in March of 2009, by David Wilkerson, that I think you will find interesting; especially in light of the Prophecy you have just seen in the above video.

With that said, there are many voices that are out in the world today who are predicting the future; some of whom I believe are today’s modern version of what we would call false prophets, who are just as the false prophets were that we read about in the Bible.

The way we can recognize these false prophets is they are always telling the people what they want to hear, without any concern whatsoever, and with no respect or regard to what God has already spoken and revealed in His Word, the Bible.

The most noticeable of today’s modern day false prophets I believe can be found among today’s talking heads in the News Media; and I believe also that same lying spirit can also be seen and heard among many of today’s political leaders; many of whom have made their entire careers out of telling people just what they want to hear… again with no respect nor regard for what God has already spoken in His Word.

Last but not least there are also many voices that can be heard today, coming from God’s New Covenant people, who are described in the Bible as being neither Jew nor Gentile, but are of those who are, what the Bible calls, a New Creation in Christ.

Now I consider myself to be a part of that group; and even here it has been my observation that also in this group there are often conflicting voices and opinions, regarding last days events, and what is about to happen in the world.

So the obvious question is, how can we discern which voices are true and are from God; and which are false?

For me, I can only turn to the Bible to gain an answer to that question; because the Bible is the only accurate source we have, where we are able to discern and learn of pre-established patterns which God has already set forth, and has used in the past.

It is also only in the Bible that we find how God has interceded and intervened in the lives of His estranged children, who are among the sons and daughters of Adam, in order to bring correction.

The Bible tells us that there are basically four groups or categories, of people that are in the world today, as relates to covenant relationship with God.

  • The first are found among God’s Covenant people, who are His chosen people, who are of the “House of Judah,” and are called… the Jews;
  • The second are among what the Bible calls “House of Israel,” who are also known today as the “Lost Tribes of Israel;”
  • The third are among what the Bible calls “Neither Jew nor Gentile” and these are members of God’s new creation, called the Church;
  • And fourth we have those who are not a part of any covenant relationship with God at all, and are lost!

By the way, on the subject of “Saved” and “Lost,” this leads me to another important point, because there are many who are in the world today, who often hear this terminology being bantered about by Christians about the “Saved” and the “Unsaved” (or Lost), and they have no idea what those two terms mean… and often the question is posed by them: “What do I have to be saved from?”

Well, in a nutshell to be “Unsaved,” or lost, is a term that is used to describe people who pass from this life into eternity without the benefit of having a Covenant relationship with their Creator, as He has set forth in the Bible.

And also, on the subject of these two groups of which the Bible calls “House of Israel,” and “House of Judah,” for those of you who are unfamiliar with these two groups, listen here to what God has to say through the Prophet Jeremiah:

Jeremiah 3:8-18 (New King James Version)

8 Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also. 9 So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees. 10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to Me with her whole heart, but in pretense,” says the LORD.
11 Then the LORD said to me, “Backsliding Israel has shown herself more righteous than treacherous Judah. 12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say:

‘ Return, backsliding Israel,’ says the LORD;
‘ I will not cause My anger to fall on you.
For I am merciful,’ says the LORD;
‘ I will not remain angry forever.
13 Only acknowledge your iniquity,
That you have transgressed against the LORD your God,
And have scattered your charms
To alien deities under every green tree,
And you have not obeyed My voice,’ says the LORD.

14 “Return, O backsliding children,” says the LORD; “for I am married to you. I will take you, one from a city and two from a family, and I will bring you to Zion. 15 And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

16“Then it shall come to pass, when you are multiplied and increased in the land in those days,” says the LORD, “that they will say no more, ‘The ark of the covenant of the LORD.’ It shall not come to mind, nor shall they remember it, nor shall they visit it, nor shall it be made anymore.

17 “At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of the LORD, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts.
18 “In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.

Now mind you, even though these events of which we read here in Jeremiah, about the reuniting of “House of Israel,” and “House of Judah,” are viewed by many in the church as having already occurred, they have not; and are yet to happen. This is in fact a prophecy that is yet to be fulfilled; but that I believe will be fulfilled very shortly… I believe after the church has been taken out of the picture and has been ruptured (or translated in the twinkling of the eye, to quote the Bible) to be with Christ.

So again I repeat the only accurate and reliable way for us to correctly discern and judge prophecy, as it relates to current events that are happening today, and are about to happen, is for us to look to the Holy Writ of Scriptures (in the Bible); and there to find the patterns that God has set forth through recorded biblical history of past events; and how God has in the past intervened in the affairs of man, in order to bring correction and repentance.

You see, just as the Bible says… “God changes not, and He is the same yesterday, today, and forever!

Shalom,

Skip Barland





AN URGENT MESSAGE

by David Wilkerson | Saturday, March 7, 2009

I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to send out an urgent message to all on our mailing list, and to friends and to bishops we have met all over the world.

AN EARTH-SHATTERING CALAMITY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. IT IS GOING TO BE SO FRIGHTENING; WE ARE ALL GOING TO TREMBLE – EVEN THE GODLIEST AMONG US.

For ten years I have been warning about a thousand fires coming to New York City. It will engulf the whole megaplex, including areas of New Jersey and Connecticut. Major cities all across America will experience riots and blazing fires—such as we saw in Watts, Los Angeles, years ago.

There will be riots and fires in cities worldwide. There will be looting—including Times Square, New York City. What we are experiencing now is not a recession, not even a depression.

We are under God’s wrath. In Psalm 11 it is written,

“If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (v. 3).

God is judging the raging sins of America and the nations. He is destroying the secular foundations.

The prophet Jeremiah pleaded with wicked Israel, “God is fashioning a calamity against you and devising a plan against you. Oh, turn back each of you from your evil way, and reform your ways and deeds.

But they will say, It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart” (Jeremiah 18:11-12).

In Psalm 11:6, David warns, “Upon the wicked he will rain snares (coals of fire)…fire…burning wind…will be the portion of their cup.”

Why? David answered, “Because the Lord is righteous” (v. 7). This is a righteous judgment—just as in the judgments of Sodom and in Noah’s generation.

WHAT SHALL THE RIGHTEOUS DO? WHAT ABOUT GOD’S PEOPLE?

First, I give you a practical word I received for my own direction.

If possible lay in store a thirty-day supply of non-perishable food, toiletries and other essentials. In major cities, grocery stores are emptied in an hour at the sign of an impending disaster.

As for our spiritual reaction, we have but two options. This is outlined in Psalm 11. We “flee like a bird to a mountain.”

Or, as David says, “He fixed his eyes on the Lord on his throne in heaven—his eyes beholding, his eyelids testing the sons of men” (v. 4). “In the Lord I take refuge” (v. 1).

I will say to my soul: No need to run…no need to hide. This is God’s righteous work. I will behold our Lord on his throne, with his eye of tender, loving kindness watching over every step I take—trusting that he will deliver his people even through floods, fires, calamities, tests, trials of all kinds.

Note: I do not know when these things will come to pass, but I know it is not far off. I have unburdened my soul to you. Do with the message as you choose.

God bless and keep you,

In Christ,

DAVID WILKERSON

Posted by David Wilkerson

Read this devotion online: http://davidwilkersontoday.blogspot.com/2009/03/urgent-message.htm