URGENT NEWS FLASH… This is a must read!!!

Below is an official Document from Her Majesty’s Treasury,

first recognizing the UNITED STATES CORPORATION…

Please note that Kelby Smith is a personal friend and I have known him for several years, this information has been passed on to me from him:

Please find enclosed the initial claim on BP (British Petroleum), the Crown etc… concerning the Oil Spill ….. included herein is a Document {Queen Signed} AND the original Fax Cover Sheet for the Claim AND an email list, with numerous emails contained on the page for contacting corporate agencies {in our Government}.

~ Kelby Smith, California Coordinator for the Restore American Plan

PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND

PASS THIS INFORMATION ON TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW!

(Click here to read the document from Her Majasty’s Treasury)

(Click here to see original Fax Coversheets)

(Here are the email addresses)

What is the History behind the United States Corporation, that was begun in 1871?

(For the history behind the UNITED STATES CORPORATION, click here)

Why the media blackout on this and other important information?


WHAT IS THE “RESTORE AMERICAN PLAN?”


HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

(http://americandreampreservation.com/)


God Bless America

Please do continue to pray for our nation,

that this information gets out and that…

We can take back our country!

Take a look at the new name they chose for the New World Trade Center…

Pictured above is ground zero, at the construction site of the World Trade Center… Remember how I’ve talked before about the handwriting on the wall… well now you can see it literally!

Now in the video below the media tells you what they want you to believe; but I think certainly Satan is showing us his hand:


I just got this from my friend Kelby.

How much more proof do you need folks? I mean, I think this is pretty obvious!

Based on history, and how Satan has moved in the past, in pre-Nazi Germany and other places, I believe the plan will be to overload the American people with so much stress and problems, until there is mass civil unrest, frustration, and panic… and I believe all of this is part of Satan’s strategy.

Mismanaged or not, if things go according to Satan’s plans, I believe we can expect this administration to take advantage of all the increasing public unrest, as people are being pressed in on all sides by the economy, inflation, lack of jobs, and now we have this oil spill crisis in the Gulf, and it looks like that one may be getting a lot worse, before it gets better; and I also believe we can expect there will be a few more, possibly even more serious problems yet to come, that we don’t know about.

What I think is going on, this administration, on orders from his handlers, is just waiting for the public unrest to escalate to the point of panic, and civil unrest, just so that they can declare Marshall Law, just as they did in pre-Nazi Germany, and then our government will strip us of the rest of our Constitutional rights.

All that will prevent this from happening, in my honest opinion, is for us, who are called by His name, to pray that God will hear from heaven, and heal our land; and for that to happen we will need a mighty move of God, and a Spiritual Awakening, and also a Revival to boot!

God please forgive us of our obtuse stupidity, and our having drifted far from your ways and your laws… and for our having served other gods.

Hear our prayers, O Lord, and heal our land. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

Shalom,


Skip Barland


—-Forwarded Message—-

From: Ted
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 1:28 PM

Friends & Family,

As you may or may not know, I was in NY Sun – Wed this week on business; and, while I was there I took the opportunity to take another look at the clean up and reconstruction progress of Ground Zero, as I have done on numerous trips to NY over the past several years. Unfortunately, they have done a good job of preventing anyone from being able to see whats going on from a street level view (unlike my previous visits) and was unable to get a good look into the MASSIVE hole that was left after the destruction of the Twin Towers.

However, after exhausting myself walking around the entire Ground Zero construction site (in hopes to find at least a single point of view), I happened to notice this banner promoting what the City has named the “new” One World Trade Center, and is under construction now. As for those of us who read, have read, heard and know God’s Word—you’ll quickly realize the significance of the Revelation revealed in this picture. Prophecy of a one world government/system/currency is found in both the book of Daniel and Revelation.

So, in addition to this startling find, there was literally THOUSANDS of people walking hurriedly in all directions in front the banners location, making the possibility of capturing this photograph without at least a dozen or more people in it, nearly impossible. So, for me to have captured a clear photo, with only two people in it (one of which was an Orthodox Jew with his back to this Revelation), would be considered impossible without making the crowds of people stop and wait while I took the picture. And, I can assure you, it would have taken a police force to accomplish that, as there is/was no less then a couple thousand people walking a warp speed in either direction at this time of day.

Anyhow, I feel privileged to have witnessed this and thought I should share.

Just more proof that God’s word is alive and true!

Best Regards,

Two sources are now saying that what everyone has suspected is true… that Obama is a Muslim!


Well, it looks like what everyone has always suspected is true…


Two media reports are serving to fuel speculation about Barack Obama’s religious beliefs.

Since before he was elected, controversy has stirred over the extent of President Obama’s ties to Islam. During the campaign, he spoke openly of both his Muslim upbringing and his adult conversion to Christianity. But now two major Middle East media outlets — Nile TV International and Israel Today Magazine (see below)– are reporting that the president has admitted in recent months that he is a Muslim.

Those outlets say that Obama, in a one-on-one meeting earlier this year with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit, told Gheit that he was still a Muslim, the son of a Muslim father, and the step-son of a Muslim step-father; that his half brothers in Kenya are Muslims; and that he was sympathetic towards the Muslim agenda.

Pamela Geller, publisher of AtlasShrugs.com and author of the new book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America, says this most recent comment by Obama has been ignored by the mainstream media and should be of great concern to U.S. citizens.

“[In] this latest report…Foreign Prime Minister Gheit on Nile Television…said that, in confidence, Obama told him that he was a Muslim,” says Geller, “and that after he straightened out domestic issues would show the Muslim world how to handle Israel.”

Geller also says that while this topic is nothing new, it is further evidence of Obama’s sympathetic tendencies towards those who mean harm to the U.S. and his intent to reshape America’s religious foundation.

“If you look at the man’s record, it’s shocking,” she laments. “[Especially] when you review how he declared an end to the — quote, unquote — ‘war on terror’…how he floated the idea that he would talk to the violent, genocidal Hamas, that he insisted and recruited for Muslims in his administration and created an actual new department that reported to Hillary Clinton for the Muslim ‘ummah’ [the whole Arab world].”

Geller goes on to say that Obama’s embrace of Islam shows his hatred toward Israel and effectively abandons the Holy Land, surrounded by its enemies, to fight its own battles.

We are in trouble today as nation, because we have strayed far from our Judaic/Christian values and roots!

I don’t at all blame Obama or anyone else in politics, who are outside of covenant relationship with God, and who don’t know God, for just doing what comes natural for ALL of us, in our flesh, and that is to look out of #1, and to blazes with everyone else!

After all, babies are born into this world every day singing “It’s all about me,” and so is it any wonder that our country is being run by men and women who never grew up, and never graduated beyond their childhood?

Of course what they are doing is self-serving; and they know the only way that they can get elected to office is by mirroring to the general public what they think we want to see and hear.

What we see today is exactly the result of what is termed situation ethics, where the ends justifies the means; and this is common not only in our government, at all levels; but also in our businesses and corporations too.

We the People need to repent, for having exchanged our faith in God for Mammon, and the lust for money and power.

We have a nation today where our politicians are motivated by hidden agendas, that are based on lies and deceit; and we have a country that is totally divided, that apparently has difficulty distinguish between right from wrong anymore… and so is it any wonder that we are in the mess we’re in?

This is what happens when the people have no moral compass; and who also admit openly that having good character and being honorable and trustworthy is no longer a prerequisite for being a politician… just as long as we have a healthy economy and are making money.

Well, as far as I can see our economy is in the toilet, and our unemployment rate has never been higher… so how is that going for us so far?

This lesson we learned from the Clinton Administration, and we are paying for it with Obama!

Now on this issue of whether or not Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim or not, the fruit he has exhibited all along, in his words, and his actions, as you can readily see in the above video, have demonstrated nothing else… it’s just that the people didn’t want to see it.

The problem we have in American today are the people who voted for Obama, and all those who are like him, into office; and what we see happening today in both our government and our economy is the result of the caliber of people we have chosen to lead our country.

Once again, I want to remind you that according to Islamic faith and ethics, lying is perfectly okay just as long as you are lying to your enemy, to their hurt and to your advantage.

These ethics have been demonstrated in every peace treaty with Israel, in that the Islamic Palestinians have broken their word and treaty every single time.

What America needs is a TOTAL housecleaning in Washington DC (aka The District of Columbia), and that is in both Houses of Congress, and in the White House!

For that matter, as far as I’m concerned, we could just build a fence around the entire Capitol, District of Columbia and all, and give it over to the International Bankers, since that is the only physical property that they have their lien on; and we can just open shop somewhere else, and elect honest men and women this time.

All of this just points out the absolute necessity and importance that the Church is doing her job, as commissioned by our Lord, in not only preaching the Gospel and discipling people; but also it is just as important that we make sure that we are correctly passing the baton on to the next generation, so that we don’t have these sorts of problems every few generations.

The current lot of politicians that we have, for the most part, are all evidence of how far we as a nation have strayed away from God; and the only solution that will save our nation is for us to turn around, as individuals and as nation, and repent.

Pray for America!

Shalom,

Skip Barland


From: Sheneau
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 12:10 PM
To: ‘Skip Barland’
Subject: Skip have you seen this article?


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Obama, a ‘Strategic Catastrophe’
Israeli officials say it’s not Iran that is Israel’s greatest threat | Aviel Schneider

Although Israeli officials publicly play down the crisis in relations between Jerusalem and Washington, privately the language is much different. Sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu describe Obama as a “strategic catastrophe” for Israel.

Officials in the Prime Minister’s Office, speaking on condition of anonymity to the nation’s top newspapers, see the Obama administration as a serious threat to the future of the State of Israel. On the record, Israel and the US have a “strategic partnership that is unbreakable”; off the record, the terminology is blunt to say the least.

“President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have drawn a clear line, supporting the Palestinian position at the expense of Israel,” said one Netanyahu confidant. “It is insane, it is sick. Relations between Jerusalem and Washington are simply disastrous; the situation has never been so dangerous. This US President wants to establish a Palestinian state at any price and hand them Jerusalem on a silver platter.”

Netanyahu has repeatedly distanced himself from such statements, but commentators say the government speaks with a forked tongue. “Israel’s relations with the US are at a low point, and Obama poses a danger to Israel,” wrote Nahum Barnea in the nation’s biggest newspaper Yediot Ahronot.

The feeling among the Israeli public is that Obama is appeasing the Muslim world at the expense of Israel.

“The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV.

That could explain why Obama has instructed that the term “Islamic extremism” no longer be used in official government documents and statements.

Furthermore, the US is now accusing Israel of harming American interests in the Middle East. General David Petraeus, the head of US Central Command, said Israel’s intransigence on resolving the conflict with the Palestinians is endangering US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Even the US Congress considers Obama’s behavior toward Netanyahu humiliating. Three-quarters of the House of Representatives, 337 of 435 members, signed a bipartisan letter to Clinton expressing “deep concern over recent tension” between the two countries, and demanding that it be smoothed over quickly and in private.

“Obama is a real problem for Israel,” a senior official told told Yediot. “He is Israel’s biggest strategic catastrophe.”

The newspaper also quoted another official who believes that for the first time Washington has switched sides. “The Obama White House is putting pressure only on Israel but does not expect anything from the Palestinians,” he said. “These American demands are unacceptable.”

“The Americans know very well that Israeli construction has always been happening in East Jerusalem and building in Jewish neighborhoods has never been frozen,” said another official. “The Americans use excuses like [the Jewish neighborhood of] Ramat Shlomo and the Shepherd Hotel [another Jewish building project in East Jerusalem] to confront Netanyahu.”

So during Passover, Netanyahu invited Nobel Prize-winning author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel to his private residence in Caesaria. He urged Wiesel, who is an American citizen, to make it clear to his good friend Obama how important Jerusalem is to the Jewish people.

“Jerusalem was, is and always will be the united capital of Israel,” said Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. “Construction in all parts of Jerusalem will continue.”

According to a poll by the Independent Media Review & Analysis, 70 percent of Israeli Jews oppose a construction freeze in East Jerusalem, compared to only 19 percent who support it. The survey also found that 69 percent believe the division of Jerusalem with international control of the Old City would lead to ongoing conflict rather than peace.

Officials in Netanyahu’s inner circle believe Obama’s strategy is to force a change of government in Israel. By forcing Israeli concessions on the “settlement” issue, hawks could bolt the coalition, pushing Netanyahu into an alliance with the dovish Kadima party. Kadima is led by former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, who, under the previous Olmert government, offered the Palestinians an independent state in 97 percent of the disputed territories with a capital in East Jerusalem.

Obama has been buoyed by his domestic success in passing the historic health care reform bill. And he may believe that he can extend that victory to the international arena by resolving the Middle East conflict. But if Obama continues to underestimate Israeli resolve on Jerusalem, his peace efforts are doomed to failure.
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=128&view=item&idx=2041

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Supporting our troops… ever hear of a place called North Platte?

Here’s a little bit of history that I think you will like…


The North Platte Canteen

From December 25, 1941 until April 1, 1946 …

more than 6 million servicemen and women who traveled through Nebraska during World War II fondly remember the hospitality of the North Platte Canteen where every troop train was met by volunteers who prepared and served sandwiches, coffee, cookies, cakes, and other homemade ‘goodies’ during stops there.

This freedom that so few seem to appreciate today, and is so taken for granted, was paid for by the blood, sweat, and tears of a lot of good people.

Let us not forget the awesome price that was paid for our liberty, and let us not forget to pray for and support our men and women in uniform, who are today in harm’s way fighting for country!

God bless America…

Skip Barland


Turning to Jesus in our hour of need!


Turning to Jesus in our hour of need!

God’s Instructions from the Operations Manual (The Bible):

1 Peter 5:5-11

5 In the same way, younger people should be willing to be under older people. And all of you should be very humble with each other.
“God is against the proud,
but he gives grace to the humble.” — Proverbs 3:34

6 Be humble under God’s powerful hand so he will lift you up when the right time comes.

7 Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

8 Control yourselves and be careful! The devil, your enemy, goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat.9 Refuse to give in to him, by standing strong in your faith. You know that your Christian family all over the world is having the same kinds of suffering.

10 And after you suffer for a short time, God, who gives all grace, will make everything right. He will make you strong and support you and keep you from falling. He called you to share in his glory in Christ, a glory that will continue forever.11 All power is his forever and ever. Amen.

Following my message, there is another really good message (below) about the awesome love which God has for each one of us.

I think you all will agree with me that there are certain experiences that are common to all men and women; and it has been my experience that in the process of our pilgrimage through this life, that troubles and tribulations happen to every person, as everyone in some shape or fashion has been adversely affected by this estrangement that has occurred between each one of us, and our Creator.

This estrangement and separation from God happened long ago, in the Garden of Eden, when our original parents Adam and Eve elected to follow another path, and of their own free will and volition, elected to disobeyed God’s command; with the consequence that ever since that time, all those many years ago, mankind has had to live with a curse, and has been floundering on the shores of life, like fish out of water.

You see, the truth is we all are totally unprepared for this life without that connection with God!

The reason is, we are ALL created to have communion with God, and if you want to understand exactly what God’s purpose and plan is for your life, then you have but to look at the life of Jesus Christ, which in Hebrew is translated: Yeshua Ha’Mashiach meaning “Saviour, the Messiah. [Note: the word Messiah means Anointed One; and another name also given in scripture for the Messiah (see Isa 7:14) is “Emanuel,” meaning “God with us!“]

For some people, having never had an introduction nor encounter with their Creator, they struggle by themselves, and often lose hope under the pressure, not having understood that there is a God in heaven, who longs to hear from them, and to touch their lives.

This one thing is true of all of us, and that is we all are the product of our past education and upbringing; and such as it is, whatever that may have been to each one of us, it has molded and shaped the character of the person we are today.

Consequently we each have a foundation upon which we have built our lives, which for each of us is our past experience and upbringing; and how solid our foundation is, while under stress, when we are tested, will depend on the sort of materials that went into building our individual foundation.

For the Believer, it is so important that we center our lives in Jesus and in God’s Word, and that when life’s problems come knocking at our door, as they most certainly will, that we go to our Rock, and that we do what our Life Manual (the Bible) says; with one very important verse to begin with being the one above, 1 Peter 5:7.

For others, of those who would call themselves either atheist or agnostic, their foundation is built upon the shifting sands of whatever belief system they have chosen, and have attached themselves to; and since they don’t believe in any absolutes in life (and have therefore ruled out God and the Bible), their belief system is shaped by the ever changing whims of the culture they live in, and also this “Politically Correct” nonsense, that seems to change with every new generation.

For many of these atheists and agnostics, you will often hear them say that, “God is only a crutch for the weak” as they pride themselves as being self-sufficient, and without need of any outside support.

I’ve even had people tell me, “I’ve got my job, and I make all the money I need… what do I need God for?

Well all I can say is we each will sooner or later come to a place in our life where our self-sufficiency, our talents and abilities; our bank accounts, our jobs and our business are just not enough. And every person eventually comes to a place in their life where they recognize they need a power outside of themselves!

In fact, I have found in my own life that I need that POWER 24/7, 365 days every year!

Listen up folks, this is the reality that we ALL must face, and that many people are even afraid to look at; and that is, every beat of our heart and even the very next breath that we take, all of it is outside of our control; and each beat and each breath is only by God’s grace; and this truth also applies to ALL of us equally… that tomorrow is guaranteed to no man! We each one day will die… and then what?

Then enters the Gospel Message, which is God’s solution to bring ALL of His estranged children home; and this invitation is extended to every individual, regardless of race, color, or ethnicity… and that message is that God is in love with ALL of us!

In fact the Bible tell us in (Psalms 139) that there isn’t a day or moment that goes by, that we are not on God’s mind, and in His heart!

Our problem is, and this is where the road home begins… we must first be born-again!

Here’s the deal, as the Bible teaches: if you are only born once, through natural birth, then you will die twice; but if you are born twice, once through natural birth, and once again spiritually, through a spiritual birth, then you will only die once!

It is because of this disconnect, that we all have from God, because of sin, that God has provided us a door to reinitiate our fellowship and communion with Himself; but that Door is found only in the propitious work and Blood of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on Calvary’s cross; whose sacrifice, there, paid our penalty in full, for ALL our trespasses and sins against God, past, present, and future… and folks, there is no other way!!!

The message of the Bible, on this subject, is very clear, for anyone who will take the time to read it, and that is “No one gets into heaven without a Saviour, without them making that Saviour Lord of his or her life; and also this point is most important that you understand, and that is there is only one name under heaven whereby any of us may be saved, and that is ONLY through Jesus Christ!

For more information on how to initiate your relationship with God, and how to be Born-again, please click here: http://needhim.org/.

Don’t you leave home without Him!!!

Shalom,

Skip Barland


Centered in Jesus!

From: FullnessOnLine [mailto:fcm@fullnessonline.ccsend.com]
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2010 4:18 AM
To: theskipper@cox.net
Subject: What The Lord Is Saying Today


June 17, 2010.  You have no idea how much I love you.  The first covenant was sealed with the blood of animals.  But that covenant has been superseded by a new covenant, a second one, sealed by the blood of Jesus in his death on the cross for the sins of all mankind.

This was the highest price I could pay to redeem you and give you the benefits of the second and eternal covenant that can never be broken by you or Me.

Think about that and know I love you with a love that no man fully knows.  When you received Christ as your personal Savior, you received all my love at that time because you now have Jesus as My word living in you.

Do you see and understand?


Hebrews 10:9-10 (NASB)Then He said, ” BEHOLD, I HAVE COME TO DO YOUR WILL.”  He takes away the first in order to establish the second.  By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”  Ras Robinson

Let us pray for the Shalom of Israel!

Psalm 122:6-9
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure.
7 May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.”

8 For the sake of my brothers and friends,
I will say, “Peace be within you.”

9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek your prosperity.

I am Israel

(Documentary Film HD Version)


I am Israel:

I was born millennia before I was renamed Palestine by the conquering Romans, and before the British decided to turn my Eastern lands into Jordan, My people, the Jews, maintained communities here for three thousand years, that is until the Arabs decided to massacre those Jews in 1920 (Nabi musa riots) and 1929 (Hebron massacre).

Hundreds of civilians were murdered, most of them women and children. Meanwhile, their brother Arab states exiled 1,000,000 Arabic Jews, Erasing their History.

I Am Israel – I’ve been attacked four times by five Arab armies in 60 years. I am a survivor; I won every war they waged against me.

I told the Arabs who lived on my land that they were welcome to stay, but their brothers said, “leave temporarily while the Jews are taken care of”.

I have been offering a message of peace since the day I was born; but my enemies answered only in bombs, bullets and blood – our own, and theirs.

Realizing they could not defeat me with arms, my enemies turned to lies. Pallywood Production.

I Am Israel – time and time again my name is smeared. Though like the Muhammad Al-Dura hoax, each lie is eventually disproven.

My enemies continue to claim that I am committing “genocide”.

Tell me, is giving educational opportunities to Palestinian Arabs “genocide”?

20% of the students in Haifa University are Arabs. If I exiled all the Arabs in 1948, why are 20% of my citizens Arabs who vote?

Why did I give up the entire Sinai and the Gaza strip, uprooting my own people from their home, only for the HOPE of peace?

I Am Israel – In combat ops, I risk the lives of my teenagers to minimize civilian casualties.

I make every attempt to target only fighters, often putting my soldiers in harm.

In war, I drop leaflets on areas to be attacked, warning civilians to evacuate – Has any other army in the history of mankind done this for its enemy?

I waited 8 years to stop Hamas from its daily rocket attacks, some fell on my kindergartens, I am patient, but my patience is not infinite.

I Am Israel – I discover new medicines to treat devastating diseases.

I’ve developed technology for the creation of Intel, anti-virus, and cell phones. And I lead the world in scientific publications per capita.

I send humanitarian missions to developing countries, including Muslim countries. I have absorbed hundreds of Muslim refugees who faced genocide in Darfur – refugees no Muslim state would take.

I Am Israel – one of the smallest countries in the world, and probably the most stubborn – I refuse to give up hope for peace.

My friends support me not because of any lobby, but because they see the truth, I am the heart of the Middle East, and the hope for its future.

My prophet said, “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation”, and I will try…

And try…

And try, until those words are true.

Because, I Am Israel

Taking back our Republic… THE RESTORE AMERICA PLAN!

This is your invitation to get involved!

What is the Restore America Plan?


Click on the above link to hear an important interview with Kelby Smith, who is the California State Coordinator for this Restore America Plan; he is also a friend and brother in the Lord, whom I have known for years.

Click on the link below and…

Read the Declaration of the sovereign

people of the United States of American…

(Note this document was sent to all fifty state governors)

Is history repeating itself, here in America?

Is history repeating itself, here in America?

Well the lesson is, if you don’t learn from history, you repeat it!

If you remember, I have said many times in the past that there is a rhyme and reason for everything that happens, and there is a very evil agenda that is being put into place by our own leadership in Washington DC; and what you need to know is the one who ultimately pulls the strings, even of the Globalist Bankers, is Satan, aka ole Lucifer, who is the Devil himself!

As far as the American Thinker article (below), all I can say is it certainly worked in pre-Nazi Germany; and I believe the enemy is revealing his hand here, because he is using the exact same tactics to try and bring our country down.

I’m sad to say, that the same weak kneed response, from the general public, that allowed Hitler to seize power, is also very evident here in America, among those, who for whatever reason are refusing to see the obvious!

At least some people are seeing the handwriting on the wall; and I can only pray that others catch on too, before it’s too late!

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Obama vs Hitler Similarities are Uncanny:

Obama people follow him blindly without question
Hitler – people follow him blindly without question
Obama – political rallies are held in stadiums
Hitler – political rallies are held in stadiums
Obama – changes the American Flag to the ancient symbol of Horus Sun worship
Hitler – changes the German Flag to the ancient symbol of Black Sun worship
Obama – political rally held in Berlin Germany
Hitler – political rally held in Berlin Germany

Obama – Writes a Biography; Barack Obama: What He Believes In

Hitler – Writes a Biography; Mein Kampf: My Struggle

Obama – Writes another Biography; The Audacity of Hope

Hitler – Writes his 2nd Biography; A New World Order

Obama – his Father leaves baby Barry for a professional career (divorces mother)

Hitler – his Father leaves baby Adolph for a professional career (mother dies)

Obama – his real family identity and his name Soetoro gets buried in the media

Hitler – his real family identity and his Jewish name Schickelgruber gets buried in the media

Obama – has a chain gang Youth Group singing Alpha Omega blindly praising Hussein on Youtube

Hitler – had a Youth Group singing songs of nationalism praising Adolph (Pope Ratzinger was a member)

Obama – was part of the Chicago slumlord regime

Hitler – was part of the Nazi regime

Obama – has Soros and Rothschild as financial backers

Hitler – had Prescott Bush and Rothschild as financial backers

Obama – tries to conceal his Muslim Faith and Foreign Citizenship by manipulating his Birth Certificate

Hitler – tries to conceal his Jewish roots by entering Austria and chasing down his Birth Certificate

Obama – could have another false flag burning of 911

Hitler – had the false flag burning of the Reichstag

Obama – has a half-brother, George of Nigeria, he disassociates from

Hitler – had a half-brother William Patrick lived in the USA died 1987, a half-sister named Angela

Obama – probably hates either or both parents

Hitler – probably hated either or both parents

Obama – vote fraud and poll manipulation – ACORN, Propaganda; Obama Girl

Hitler – vote fraud and poll manipulation – Minister Joseph Goebbels control of all News Media

Obama – economy is in a Recession

Hitler – economy was in a Recession

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Let me remind you of the Apostle Paul’s admonishment,

not to be ignorate of Satan’s devices, his mode of operation!

This is what we have to look forward to if we stay on our current path: Accused traitors in National Socialist Germany In Nazi Germany, the state had the power to arrest anyone and have him executed without due process of law.

Sometimes there were judicial formalities but for all practical purposes, the result (guilty) and the punishment (death) were preordained.

For example, consider the case of Marinus van der Lubbe, who, along with three others, was accused by Nazi officials of firebombing the German parliament (Reichstag) building in 1933, the year Hitler was made chancellor of Germany.

After being tortured by government officials, Lubbe confessed his guilt to the terrorist act and was executed. However, when the other three defendants went to trial under Germany’s judicial system and were acquitted, Hitler decreed that all future treason cases would be tried before a special “People’s Court, whose judges would be specially selected members of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

Trials before the “People’s Court” were conducted in secret, owing to “national security” concerns, and appeals to higher courts were not permitted.

One of the most famous trials before the People’s Court was that of college students Hans and Sophie Scholl and their friend Christoph Probst.

Arrested and charged with treason for circulating anti-government leaflets entitled The White Rose, they were given a secret trial before Judge Roland Freisler, chief justice of the People’s Court of the Greater German Reich, who had been sent from Berlin to Munich to preside over the case.

Since the trial was conducted in secret, Hans and Sophie’s parents were not permitted into the courtroom.

When Magdalena Scholl tried to force her way into the secret proceedings, she screamed, “But I’m the mother of two of the accused,” to which the guard responded, “You should have brought them up better.”

The government permitted Hans and Sophie to have an “approved” lawyer, but he was much too frightened and intimidated to put up any kind of real defense, not that it would have done any good anyway, given that the judge, rather than a jury, was deciding their fate.

After spunky 21-year-old Sophie said to Judge Freisler, “Somebody, after all, had to make a start.

What we wrote and said is also believed by many others. They just don’t dare to express themselves as we did,” Judge Freisler announced his verdict: “Guilty,” and then sentenced Hans, Sophie, and Christoph to the guillotine.

Since the defendants were not permitted to appeal to a higher court, “justice” was swift: Within four days of their arrest, German “traitors” Hans and Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst were tried, convicted, sentenced, and executed. Christoph’s wife, who had just had their third child and was in the hospital, did not even learn about the secret trial until she received word that her husband had been executed.

Mr. Hornberger is founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation and holds a law degree from the University of Texas in Austin.

(Thanks to James Bovard, author of the forthcoming book Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil [St. Martin’s Press, September2003] for the quotes on habeas corpus.)

“THEY CAME FIRST for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
THEN THEY CAME for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
THEN THEY CAME for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.”

~Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

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June 02, 2010

Don’t be fooled by Obama’s ‘incompetence’

Stu Tarlowe

It is a tremendous mistake to think that the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico will help convince Americans of Barack Obama’s incompetence. Obama’s true agenda is so insidious that even his inability to handle a crisis serves his greater strategy.

And that strategy has a name: it is the Cloward-Piven Strategy. Named for the two Leftist sociology professors who formulated it, its purpose is to bring about the demise of capitalism by overloading the system, largely by making more people desperate and dependent on the government.

Thus, Cloward-Piven’s goals are served by more and more aliens flooding across the border and filling jails, emergency rooms and welfare rolls. It is also served by the mortgage crisis; in fact, Professors Cloward and Piven were the creators of ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), which helped pressure banks to implement the lending policies that precipitated that crisis. But Cloward-Piven seeks a financial crisis far wider-ranging and more encompassing than a mere mortgage meltdown.

So if the oil spill in the Gulf manages to destroy the fishing and tourist industries in that region, shut down oil drilling, raise the price of oil and of food all over the country, and bring more and more Americans to a financial breaking point and thus dependent on food stamps and other government programs, Obama and Co. will smile and nod at one another as the Cloward-Piven strategy hums merrily along.

Anything that puts a greater strain on government services — and the inability of those services, through incompetence and complex bureaucracy to actually improve things – advances the goals of Cloward-Piven. The more desperate and demoralized the American people become, and the more preoccupied we are with simple survival, the better our new “leaders” like it, and the closer they get to assuming total and complete control of every aspect of our lives.

Read about the Cloward-Piven Strategy in greater detail in an American Thinker article from November 23, 2009, “Cloward-Piven Government” by James Simpson.

Simpson explains that even the patently unconstitutional laws and policies implemented by the Obama regime are a deliberate part of the strategy, because in addition to using financial crises to bring about the desired changes in our way of life, it is necessary to render our Constitution impotent and irrelevant.

If you think the Gulf oil spill spells trouble for Obama, you’re just not looking at as big a picture as he’s looking at, and you just don’t realize how much trouble we’re all in.


http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/06/dont_be_fooled_by_obamas_incom.html

A WORD FROM OUR FOUNDING FATHERS…

Question: What would our founding fathers think of our nation today, in what we have allowed to happen?

Remove not the ancient landmarks which your fathers have established!

Proverbs 22:28

One thing is for sure, based on their writings; their plan and hope for American was far different from the direction we are going today.

See for yourself:

America’s Godly Heritage

David Barton

Revised & Condensed by Annette Nay

The Founding Fathers and Christianity

Our founding fathers were brought up in schools in which their primers taught bible scriptures, morals and its teachings. They were taught the Ten Commandments and were thoroughly versed on each one and their meaning.

As adults, the founding fathers continued to read and learn from the bible. Many of them were evangelical preachers. Many of them started the American Tract Society and wrote many of their tracts. They started the American Bible Society, The Philadelphia Bible Society, and the Christian Constitutional Society, all of which still exist today. It was no wonder then that they used the bible to frame the Constitution.

Patrick Henry – “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!”

From 1690 to 1900 American’s youth learned their ABC’s with a bible scripture associated with each letter. First graders talked about the Ten Commandments, in class, and learned what they meant.

The founding fathers wanted government and Christianity to be in an insoluble bond.

John Quincy Adams stated, “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this… it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”

John Jay the Chief Justice and the most influential writer of the constitution stated, “Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers and it is the duty as well as the privilege and interest of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers. ” We need to elect Christians to office if we want to have righteous men making good laws to rule our country.

In summation from George Washington’s farewell speech, speaking to the citizens of The United States, he touched on these points: Do not let anyone claim to be a true American if they attempt to remove religion from American politics. If they do they are not true Americans.

Our American government has lasted over 200 years. Having a government, in any form, lasting this long is unheard of. For example, in the last 200 years France has had seven forms of government and Italy has had forty-eight.

Our Constitution and Its Basis

Where did the founding fathers get their ideas for our constitution that has caused it to last so long? Some would have you believe that it was because of the Age of Enlightenment in Britain which brought to light ideas such as:

  • Government should be formed to protect people’s natural rights.
  • Government should have limited power.
  • The type of government should be accepted by all citizens.
  • Government has an obligation to those it governs.
  • Man is born free.
  • Controls by a freely formed government are good.
  • When government is by the consent of the governed the people, they retain their rights.
  • People have the right to challenged old ways of thinking.
  • They questioned divine-right of rule.

They taught that people should be able to gain material well-being, social justice, and happiness in this life – not just the next (Ellis, Esler, Beers, & Hart, 1999).

These ideas spread to American and found place in Thomas Paine’s pamphlet called Common Sense. Some would have you think that it was Paine’s pamphlet which swayed the founding father’s minds to their incorporation in the Constitution (Ellis, Esler, Beers, & Hart, 1999). The fact is that there were many heated debates on the constitutional legislature’s floor over these ideas. Such ideas were not espoused by the founding fathers until they could find a precedence in the bible for them. Then, it was only by unanimously consent spurred on by spiritual confirmation, that they accept these ideas into the constitution (Barton, 1999).

The Bible was important to our founding fathers. Out of fifteen thousand samples of their writings that University of Houston professors collected, they found 3154 of those had a significant impact on our constitution. Of those writings, they found that the bible was quoted sixteen times more than any other source. 94% of the quotes were based on the bible, 34% came directly out of the bible, and 60% used the bible to arrive at their conclusion.

The House and the Senate would discuss what the bible said and use its ideas to make law. The idea of three branches of government originated with John Locke in his article called Two Treaties of Government. The founding fathers substantiated the idea for separation of powers from Jeremiah 17:32. They found mention of the three branches of government in Isaiah 33:22. They found the idea of tax exemption for churches in Ezra 7:24. These men were students of the Bible and brought their expertise into the legislature to help them to know that to do.

Court Rulings that lead to Religion Leaving Government

The Way It Used to Be

1892 – Trinity vs. the US: The Supreme Court stated, “Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It’s impossible that it should be otherwise; and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian.”  This case gave 87 historical precedences to prove this statement. It further stated that there were more, but 78 should suffice to prove the government must be based on the teachings of Jesus Christ.

1844 – Vidal vs. Girard’s: “The purest principles of morality are to be taught. Where are they found? Whosoever searches for them must go to the source for which the Christian man derives his faith… the bible.”  A Philadelphia school’s premise was that they could teach morality with out teaching the bible. The court ruled that they couldn’t have a school that didn’t teach the bible’s morality, as it was the source of morality.

1811 – People vs. Ruggles: “Whatever strikes at the root of Christianity tends manifestly to the dissolution of civil government.” In this case a man became profane about Jesus Christ and the bible both written and spoken. The courts said it was blasphemy and the man was fined $500.00 and jailed for 3 months. The court said if you’ve attacked Jesus Christ you have attacked Christianity. If you attack Christianity, you have attacked the foundation of the US. Therefore, it is an attack on the US.

How Amoral Laws Came to Being

The founding fathers never wanted separation of church and state, yet 67% of US citizens today believe that that very idea is contained in the constitution, even though those words never appear in the constitution.

The Constitution of the United States’ first amendment says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Pre-drafts of this statement clarifies the founding fathers constitutional statement. There were twelve variations, they all mirrored the sentiments found in this one, “Congress will pass no laws making one denomination of Christians higher than another denomination.”

Their intent was that they did not want in America what they had in Great Britain where one denomination was running the nation. They wanted God’s principles, but did not want one designated church running the nation.

1796 – Funckle vs Winemiller – The Danbury Baptists who wanted a state church designated. The courts stated: “In our form of government the Christian religion is the established religion and all sects and denominations of Christians are placed upon the same equal footing.”

1802 – Thomas Jefferson addressed those Danbury Baptist. He said that the first amendment has erected a wall between church and state, but that wall is a one directional wall. It keeps the government from running the church and Christian principles will always stay in government. The First National Church never happened and Jefferson’s writing was put away until 1853. Today, we only hear half of this statement, that is: the separation of church and state.

A small number of people petitioned to separate Christian principles from government. Studies were done to see if it could be done. The findings of the House Judiciary committee were announced March 27, 1854. They said that if the people, during the Revolution, or had they any suspicion of any attempt to war against Christianity that revolution would have been strangled in its cradle. At the time of the adoption of the Constitution and the amendments the universal sentiment was that Christianity should be encouraged, not any one sect.

The Founders of the Constitution were Christians and they expected it would be so for their descendents. They stated, “The great vital and conservative element in our system is the belief of our people in the pure doctrine and divine truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

1947 – Everson vs. the Board of Education – Only nineteen words of Jefferson’s speech were used, those being, “The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state.” That wall must be kept high and impregnable.” It was because these words were taken out of context that the Founding father’s intent was reversed. Jefferson meant, not state from church, but church from state.

Dr. William James –the Father of Modern Psychology influenced the court. He wanted church out of state. Dr. James stated, “There is nothing so absurd but if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it.” The courts began used this tactic through the years.

1958 – Bear vs. Colmore – One of the judges got tired of hearing the statement, “separation of church and state.” He said, “If this court doesn’t stop talking about separation of church and state, someone will think it is part of the constitution.” The court continued to talk about it.

June 25, 1962 – Engle vs. Vitale – This was the first time there was a separation of religious principles from public education. The courts rules that there should not be prayers in school. It was the first time we had a separation of church and state. It was the first time that NO precedence (where previous legal cases were cited) or historical incidents were quoted.

1962-65 – The courts removed church from state through rulings on these cases:

1- Engle vs. Vital – Removal of prayer from school. The prayer before the court only mentioned God once. The Constitution mentions God four times. Does this make it unconstitutional?

2- Murray vs. Curlett – Removal of bible reading in school. Bible study used to be required to graduate from High School.

3- June 17, 1965 –Abington vs. Schempp – Removal of religious instruction from school. The courts stated, “If portions of the New Testament were read without explanation, they could be, and have been psychologically harmful to the child.”

In this case the courts said that only 3% of the nation professed no belief in religion or God. That prayer was consistent with 97% of the nation, but the courts ruled for the minority. Now, the philosophy of the 3% rules the 97%.

Our courts used to use biblical guidelines to rule on the areas of the citizens, families, schools, and the nation. Not anymore! Before 1962, the courts said, “We only allow divorce for six reasons. They are the six reasons God allows as written in the bible. God made the family (Adam’s and Noah’s) and so we have to use God’s precepts/rules to govern the family.” After 1965 the courts said we were not to do so any more, because it causes psychological damage to children. George Washington stated, “Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religions principle.”

1965 – Reid vs. Vanhovan – It is unconstitutional for a student to pray aloud in school.

1967 – Decab vs. Dispain – The courts took a four-line nursery rhyme used in pre-kindergarten and ruled it unconstitutional. The courts said, “The rhyme is unconstitutional since it might cause someone to think of God.”

1980 – Stone vs. Graham – The Ten Commandments were posted in a school’s hall bulletin board. The court ruled: “If the posted copies of the Ten commandments are to have any effect at all it will be induce the school children to read, meditate upon them, and perhaps to venerate and obey the commandment; this is not a permissible objective.”

When the courts say something is unconstitutional, what they are saying is that this thing is something our founding fathers would have been opposed to and would not have allowed it! The court’s findings do not reflect this.

James Madison, the Chief Architect of the Constitution, said, “We have stated the whole future of American civilization not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.”

Our Country’s Downfall

Since 1963, when prayer was taken out of school, unwed birth rates of 15-19 year-olds doubled. Pregnancies for girls 10-14 went up 553% since prayer was disallowed in school. (The separation of church and state.)

Divorce rates from 1963 to 1983 were up 117%. For fifteen years prior 1963, divorce had been declining.

Since 1963, single families were up 140%, single families with children with children were up 160%, and unmarried couples living together went up 353%.

From 1965, there was a sharp incline of gonorrhea in students in ages 15-19. It incline became since the removal of religious principles from school. Student STD’s went up 228%.

When a people throw away their values, they reap the consequences Some of those consequences are crime, divorce, STD’s, unwed mothers, and unmarried couples living together. There are more!

SAT scores approximate average was 970 points from 1952 to 1963. From 1963 to 1980 scores declined for eighteen consecutive years to drop to a low average of 890 points in 1980.

In 1974-75 the sharp decline in SAT scores slowed with the advent of private religious schools, which allowed religion in the curriculum. During this time, there were 32 thousand U.S. schools, which accounted for 8.5 million students.

Some say that the better scores of these students were because private schools had more money available for a better education for these students. This statement was investigated. It was found that private schools had, on average, $110.00 per student, whereas public schools had $370.52 per student.

SAT scores showed that students from the Christian private schools, on average, got 100 points higher, than the Non-Christian schooled students. That put the Christian schooled students back on the par where students were prior to 1963 and the separation of church and state. It was as if no change had occurred. Whereas public schooled student scores continued to declined!

In 1988 – the number of Academic High Achievers were as follows :

60.8 were from public schools

39.2 were from private schools – This group was 3 times larger than those from the public schools. Remember too, that private religious schools had 1/3 less money per person and used the same curriculum as the public schools, except the private schools added religion.

Violent crimes went up 544% since religious principles were removed from schools in 1963. Thomas Jefferson said that religion is the friend to government because it teaches morals of the heart. This means we are not dealing with murder, instead we deal with the religious morals which say do not hate. When we eliminate hate there is no murder. The commandment to not lust, stops adultery or rape.

Our Citizen’s need Internal Values

John Adams stated that there was no government big enough, to make you do what’s right. If you don’t do what’s right out of your heart, the gun has already been fired; the damage has already been done. He further stated, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is whole inadequate to the government of any other.”

Our people need internal constraints governed by God to keep our constitution working well. The greater number of our people are not and as a result, the constitution is not working!

Our country is now number one in:

  • Violent crime
  • Teen pregnancy
  • Illegal drug use
  • Divorce
  • Abortion
  • Illiteracy (in all the industrial world) – In 1997, seven hundred thousand students graduated from high school, who couldn’t read their diplomas.

Jeremiah 6:16 says to go back to the old paths if you want things to be back the way it should be. Many state constitutions require people, who hold office, to believe in God, the scriptures, and understand them.

Nations are accountable to God. The founding fathers said, “As nations cannot be rewarded or punished in the next world, they must be punished in this. By an inevitable chain of cause and effect, providence punishes national sins by national calamities.” When a nation leaves God, God deals with them immediately. Hence, moral decay brings violent crimes, teen pregnancies, divorce, abortions, and etc. When wicked men rule, the nation suffers.

Ben Franklin and the Constitutional Convention stated, “We need God to be our friend not our enemy. We need Him to be our allay not our adversary. We need to make sure we keep God’s concurring aid. If a sparrow cannot fall without God’s notice, how can our nation rise without His aid?” He further called for regular daily prayer to keep Him close to us.

Thomas Jefferson, upon leaving the office of president, said, “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot not sleep forever.”

We Need Good People in High Places

1774 – Ben Franklin stated, “Introduce into public affairs the principles of Christianity and it will change the face of the world.”

Charles Finnay said, ” The church must take right ground in regard to politics. Politics are part of religion in a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as a part of their duty to God. He will bless or curse this nation according to the course Christians take in politics.”

If God’s people do not make it into office God’s principles do not make it into office. That is why Christians must be in office. Our government has been taken over by ungodly men. God-fearing Christians must take it back. We must get involved! Do something where you can affect people’s principles.

Proverbs 18:1 “A man who isolates himself seeks his own desires; he rages against all wise judgment.”

The separation of church and state allows Christians to be a light to the world, but only in the confines of the church. We know that the Lord wants us to be a light unto the government too.

We have lost our heritage. We must get Christianity back into government, our schools, and in our society!

Reference

Barton, David (1993). Video: America’s Godly Heritage. WallBuilder Press, Aledo, Texas.

Ellis, Elisabeth; Esler, Anthony; Beers, Burton; & Hart, Diane (1999), World History –

Connections to Today – The Modern Era, Prentice Hall: New Jersey.

JESUS CHRIST… don’t leave home without Him!!!

Though the gift of Salvation comes to each of us without charge, and is a free gift to those who are saved; it nevertheless did not come cheap, God the Father gave us His very best when He gave us His only begotten Son; and God the Son, Jesus, gave His All!

God is not willing that ANY should perish and go out into eternity, without a Savior; but that is our decision to make. God has already paid the price to make it possible, and has reserved a place, and prepared a mansion for each one of his lost children; but the question is, how many will heed the call and will accept God’s invitation?

But make no mistake, what follows is God’s will for ALL mankind!



There are many people today who are religious, having had some sort of church background, and having attended Sunday school as a child, they would be quick to say, if asked… of course I am a Christian.

After all, I was baptized as an infant; I went through conformation class, and received my First Communion; or have fulfilled some such church requirement that varies according to what the label is on the church door.

I know because I was once such a “Christian;” and the reason for the quotes is because I later found out that I was only a nominal Christian, meaning in name only.

Having never truly studied the Bible, I had no idea what it had to say about being a Christian; but I was putting my trust in my church denomination.

I even stopped going to church after my First Communion, because I thought I had fulfilled all the requirements… and boy was I wrong!

Today’s religion cheapens Christianity, and has reduced it to following a certain set of man made rules; and having fulfilled any number of man made requirements; but as we read our Bible we get a much different picture of what Christianity is!

In fact, as we look to scripture, we soon find that Christianity is not a religion at all; but it is a relationship, or marriage, between Christ and each individual in His Church; which by the way, is not the building you meet in on Sundays, or on holidays; and nor is it your particular flavor or denomination either; but to be a Christian means that you are a member and a part of the body of Christ.

I don’t know how many of you reading this saw the Passion of the Christ movie; but I can tell you that as hard as that movie was to watch because of its brutal reality and realism; I can tell you this that what Christ suffered was far worst, and far more brutal!

Now does it make sense that He would go through all of that just so we can attend church on Sundays, and the holidays of our choosing, and think by making an appearance every now and again, that we are a Christian? I think not!

So least we miss out and end up departing this life with this sort of delusion; let us just take a moment to listen and see what Jesus had to say on this subject:

Luke 14:15-35

A Story about a Big Banquet

15 One of those at the table with Jesus heard these things and said to him, “Blessed are the people who will share in the meal in God’s kingdom.”

16 Jesus said to him, “A man gave a big banquet and invited many people. 17 When it was time to eat, the man sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come. Everything is ready.’

18 “But all the guests made excuses.

The first one said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go look at it. Please excuse me.’

19 Another said, ‘I have just bought five pairs of oxen; I must go and try them. Please excuse me.’

20 A third person said, ‘I just got married; I can’t come.’

21 So the servant returned and told his master what had happened. Then the master became angry and said, ‘Go at once into the streets and alleys of the town, and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’

22 Later the servant said to him, ‘Master, I did what you commanded, but we still have room.’

23 The master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes, and urge the people there to come so my house will be full.

24 I tell you, none of those whom I invited first will eat with me.’ ”

The Cost of Being Jesus’ Follower

25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and said to them:

26If anyone comes to me but loves his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters—or even life—more than me, he cannot be my follower.

27 Whoever is not willing to carry his cross and follow me cannot be my follower.

28 If you want to build a tower, you first sit down and decide how much it will cost, to see if you have enough money to finish the job.29 If you don’t, you might lay the foundation, but you would not be able to finish. Then all who would see it would make fun of you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build but was not able to finish.’

31 “If a king is going to fight another king, then first he will sit down and make a plan.

He will decide if he and his ten thousand soldiers can defeat the other king who has twenty thousand soldiers.

32 If he can’t, then while the other king is still far away, he will send some people to speak to him and ask for peace.

3 In the same way, you must give up everything you have to be my follower.”

And here’s another scripture that should give you an idea of what God is looking for:

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.”

The paradox of Christianity is that even though it is a free gift, in that you cannot earn it, unless of course you happened to have lived an absolute sinless life, and are prefect; and there is only one who was perfect, and that was Jesus Christ; but nevertheless, the paradox is there is a cost involved!

As we just read in the above Parable, about the wedding banquet; the invitations went out; and yet not every one who was invited came.

They had other more important things (in their mind anyway) to do, like live their lives as they want.

Unfortuately there are many people like that who are in for a rude awakening after they die!

Each one of those people, the Bible says, will have to answer for their own sins, and they won’t have a Saviour.

And that’s regardless of how many Sundays they attended church; or how many holidays; or how many religious rituals and requirements that they fulfilled; or how good they think they were… none of these things will even get them in the front door!

Here’s the deal, and here is the situation, according to what the Bible says, that every individual today finds him/or herself in:

Why We Need Salvation?

Romans 3:23:For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

We must recognize that we are ALL sinners and that none of us meet God’s perfect standards.

Sin is serious in God’s sight and includes thoughts, words and actions.

All sin (i.e. hatred and lust) makes us sinners not just the big, obvious sins like murder and adultery (Romans 5:12).

We can’t save ourselves!

Romans 3:10:As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one.”

No one can earn right standing with God. We must understand that our good deeds or religion are unacceptable to God because our good works cannot cancel out our sin. For a view of man’s sinful condition, read Romans 3:10-18.

What is the Penalty for Sin?

Romans 6:23a:For the wages of sin is death.”

God’s holiness demands a penalty (consequence) for our sin, which is death.

Eternal death is separation from God forever in Hell.

God is a just God, and He demands punishment for every sin.

Justice is getting what we deserve, and because of our sin, we each deserve death.

So what is God’s solution to this dilemma?

Romans 5:8:But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

God sent His Son Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for our sin by dying on the cross.

God is a God of mercy and He sent Jesus to take our sin upon Himself and the punishment we deserve.

Mercy is not getting what we deserve, we deserve death, and Jesus took our place.

God’s Promise of Eternal Life

Romans 6:23:For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Eternal life is a free gift from God, there is nothing we can do to earn eternal life.

Grace is getting what we don’t deserve. Because of God’s amazing grace,

He has given us eternal life through Jesus Christ!

Man’s Responsibility:

Romans 10:9-10:That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.”

We must believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Son of God; who died for us on the cross; rose from the dead, and is Lord.

We must put our trust in Jesus alone to make us right with God.

Salvation involves believing in our hearts (inward belief) and an outward confession that Jesus is Lord.

Romans 10:13:For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

There is no complicated formula to salvation; Jesus paid the price of our sin for us.

Our response is to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior.

If we do, we will be saved from eternal death in Hell, to eternal life in Heaven.

Since no man knows the day and time of his departure from this earth; and since tomorrow is not guaranteed to any of us; it is most important that, if you haven’t made your peace with God, that you do so!

So if you have more questions, or want more information on this very important subject, please check this website out: http://needhim.org/.

JESUS CHRIST… don’t leave home without Him!

Shalom,

Skip Barland