Jesus said, “Why do you call me Lord and do not what I say?”

Let us learn from the parable

of the wise and foolish builders!

Luke 6:46-49

The Wise and Foolish Builders

46Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?

47I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice.

48He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.

49But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation.

The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”

There is a devotion below, from My Utmost, for His Highest, that deals with God’s ultimate plan and purpose for His creation; and for the sons and daughters of Adam; and to the extent we have failed to do this, and teach this to our children, our nation has suffered, and is today on the verge of collapse, from the inside out.

The question often arises in life, “What am I here for; and what is the purpose for my life?

For many the question is asked, “Is there any reason or purpose, or is it all just an accident of nature,” as our kids are being taught in school today, that it is?

I’ve often thought what a stretch of the imagination it is to even think that all of this, that we can see in creation, was the result of happenstance, without considering the only real choice there is, that we are created by an all knowing, all powerful, and all intelligent God!

All we have to do is look in the most powerful of telescopes and we see nothing but an endless expanse of order and sheer beauty; and if you turn around and focus inward, and look through the most powerful microscope, you see even more of the same, in endless order and endless beauty, none of which even makes sense to the natural mind, that all of this could have come about without an all intelligent, all powerful, and all knowing God!

To say that all of this, that we see in creation, happened by happenstance, just by chance, as some kind of freak accident of nature, would be like saying a tornado blew through a junkyard, and produced a 747 Jetliner on the other side!

How foolish does that sound; and yet that is what we are teaching our children today, in our public schools, colleges, and Universities!

As for me, I’d sooner believe that the tornado happened, to produce a 747 Jetliner, than to believe all of life and creation happen like that, by pure chance and coincidence!

Yet that is the wisdom of man, as is exhibited today in much of modern day science; and is even being taught as fact in our text books, that are used to teach our children in our public schools, colleges, and universities… and all it the result of a secular humanistic culture and society that has been built upon a lie; that denies the existence of God!

In fact, if there is any one message that is taught in our public school system today, all across our land, it is that God is absolutely irrelevant to anything that is of any importance, or consequence in your life!

So really, is it any wonder that our nation is in the condition it is in; where we have men and women in position of leadership, in both corporate and political capacities, all across our land, at every level, who have had absolutely no biblical education or training whatsoever, and what’s worse they have been conditioned since earliest childhood to despise and to disrespect not only the Bible, but Christianity in general.. and so is there any wonder that our nation today is going to hell in a hand basket?

So naturally the question arises, for a nation that was begun back in the 18th century, and was founded officially in 1776, which was the year our nation was first born; how is it that we have degenerated to this?

Especially when you consider that the whole structure and organization, in the formation of our Constitutional Republic, the layout of our government, and the writing of our U.S. Constitution, all of these things were designed and formed literally based on our forefather’s faith and belief in the Holy Bible, and in the God of the Bible; and so with that history and that heritage behind us, how is it that today all of this history is banned in our public schools; and any teaching about God to our children is considered illegal… and folks it has been that way ever since 1963?

As we look around ourselves today, and as we see all that is wrong with our culture, our society, our government, and even our world… the question arises for many of us… how did we get here?

Well, at least here in the U.S., to answer that question, I think we have to go back to 1963.

Now I’m sure things began to unwind and change for the worse long before that; but that is the year that one woman, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, took it upon herself to file a lawsuit against the Baltimore School System, which voted in her favor 8-1 to ban school prayer and label it “unconstitutional;and even though not all prayer was immediately banned from schools at that time, through a process of time, almost ALL school prayer is banned today, in public schools.

My question is, where was the church all during this time, and how is it they just sat by idly, and let this happen?

Just look at what has happened since, as the result of that one decision, that was initiated by one woman:

What Happened When the Praying Stopped?

ALEDO, TX (FR) – How did the removal of voluntary prayer from the schools of the United States affect our nation as a whole? That question has been answered in detail by a research company in Texas which has gathered and tabulated statistics from hundreds of sources relating to the rates of moral decline in America.

Specialty Research Associates, under the direction of David Barton, has released a report entitled America: To Pray or Not to Pray which uses over 100 pages of graphs and statistical analysis to prove that crime, venereal disease, premarital sex, illiteracy, suicide, drug use, public corruption, and other social ills began a dramatic increase after the Engel vs. Vitale Supreme Court decision was made in 1962 which banned school prayer.

Prayer in schools prior to 1962 was utilized in school districts all over the U.S. in many varieties. Some teachers used extemporaneous prayers, simply expressing their thoughts and desires; others implemented structured prayers, such as the Lord’s Prayer or the 23rd Psalm, or others approved by local school boards.

New York students prayed each day: “Almighty God, we acknowledge our dependence on Thee and beg Thy blessing over us, our parents, our teachers, and our nation.” It was this simple prayer which came under fire and went to the Supreme Court for the landmark decision.

Says David Barton, “It is impossible to know how many of the 39 million children were involved in daily verbal prayers, but most accounts indicate that a clear majority of the students voluntarily participated in daily school prayer. Is it possible that the prayers that were being offered by these children and their teachers across the nation actually had any measurable, tangible effect?”

It was this question that led Barton to uncover the statistical proof that the removal of prayer did indeed take its toll on America. Below are just a few of the examples featured in Barton’s report.

A. Young People

1. For 15 years before 1963 pregnancies in girls ages 15 through 19 years had been no more than 15 per thousand After 1963 pregnancies increased 187% in the next 15 years.

2. For younger girls, ages 10 to 14 years, pregnancies since 1963 are up 553%.

3. Before 1963 sexually transmitted diseases among students were 400 per 100,000. Since 1963, they were up 226% in the next 12 years.

B. The Family

1. Before 1963 divorce rates had been declining for 15 years. After 1963 divorces increased 300%each year for the next 15 years.

2. Since 1963 unmarried people living together is up 353%

3. Since 1963 single parent families are up 140%.

4. Since 1963 single parent families with children are up 160%.

C. Education

1. The educational standard of measure has been the SAT scores. SAT scores had been steady for many years before 1963. From 1963 they rapidly declined for 18 consecutive years, even though the same test has been used since 1941.

2. In 1974-75 the rate of decline of the SAT scores decreased, even though they continued to decline. That was when there was an explosion of private religious schools. There were only 1000 Christian schools in 1965. Between 1974 to 1984 they increased to 32,000.

a. That could have an impact if the private schools had higher SAT scores. In checking with the SAT Board it was found that indeed the SAT scores for private schools were nearly 100 points higher than public schools.

b. In fact the scores were at the point where the public schools had been before their decline started in 1963 when prayer and Bible reading/ instruction was removed from the schools.

c. The scores in the public schools were still declining.

3. Of the nation’s top academic scholars, three times as many come from private religious schools, which operate on one-third the funds as do the public schools.

D. The Nation

1. Since 1963 violent crime has increased 544%.

3. Illegal drugs have become an enormous & uncontrollable problem.

2. The nation has been deprived of an estimated 30 million citizens through legal abortions just since 1973.

If you would like a copy of America: To Pray or Not to Pray?, send $7.95 to Specialty Research Associates, P.O. Box 397, Aledo, TX 76008. All of the figures and statistics compiled in this book are taken from data made available by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Disease Control, Statistical Abstracts of the United States, Vital Statistics of the United States, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other official sources.

Now let’s move forward 10 year, to 1973… and see what happen that year?

ROE v. WADE

Decided January 22, 1973

A pregnant single woman (Roe) brought a class action challenging the constitutionality of the Texas criminal abortion laws, which proscribe procuring or attempting an abortion except on medical advice for the purpose of saving the mother’s life.

A licensed physician (Hallford), who had two state abortion prosecutions pending against him, was permitted to intervene.

A childless married couple (the Does), the wife not being pregnant, separately attacked the laws, basing alleged injury on the future possibilities of contraceptive failure, pregnancy, unpreparedness for parenthood, and impairment of the wife’s health.

A three-judge District Court, which consolidated the actions, held that Roe and Hallford, and members of their classes, had standing to sue and presented justiciable controversies. Ruling that declaratory, though not injunctive, relief was warranted, the court declared the abortion statutes void as vague and overbroadly infringing those plaintiffs’ Ninth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

The court ruled the Does’ complaint not justiciable. Appellants directly appealed to this Court on the injunctive rulings, and appellee cross-appealed from the District Court’s grant of declaratory relief to Roe and Hallford.

http://www.tourolaw.edu/patch/roe/

Let’s look at what actually happened, and what was the real reason behind this legal action, that has resulted in the death of over 50 Million unborn babies to date, in the U.S. alone!

The Truth Behind

Roe vs. Wade

By TooManyAborted.com

Published: February 20, 2010

Roe v. Wade has been celebrated as the Twentieth Century’s defining case for woman’s rights. It opened the door for women all across America to have a legal “right” to kill her baby in the womb. It is the case that is the flagship of Planned Parenthood’s and other abortion providers’ agenda and is central to the pro-abortion rights movement. Jane Roe was the central figure in this ruling. Many people don’t realize that she actually gave birth to her child, gave her up for adoption, and as of 1995, everything changed. She became a Christian (Roman Catholic) and was Roe no more. Norma McCorvey (aka Roe) passionately defends unborn/preborn life and is fighting to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The Supreme travesty (ruling 7-2) found that Texas violated “the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which protects against state action the right to privacy, including a woman’s qualified right to terminate her pregnancy”.1 The effect of that decision struck down state laws across the nation that charged doctors with a felony that resulted in imprisonment of at least a year, fines and in some instances cancellation of their licenses. Some states elevated the penalty against a physician to the level of murder when the mother was also killed.

But here’s the painful irony.  The ‘Due Process Clause’ was the foundation for Roe v. Wade, forming the majority opinion. This phrase is found in the 14th Amendment,2 one of the Reconstruction Amendments–amendments that finally ascribed humanity and personhood to black people. Yet, in some perversion of justice, this amendment was twisted by our Supreme Court and used to strip any humanity and personhood protections from the unborn. This inexplicable reasoning extracted a right to abort from these words: “Nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty or property without due process of law”. This is perplexing. A right to kill an unborn life culled from words that expressly forbid such. This amendment was passed in 1868 and ascribed citizenship to Black Americans. Yet, 36 states did not change their abortion laws because there was no right to abort inherent in either the 14th amendment or the constitution.3 The authors of the 14th amendment never intended for it to be related to the matter of abortion in any way.  And now, 50 million lives later, people still don’t know the simple truth about how Roe v. Wade was a supreme abuse of power exercised by 7 profoundly unjust justices.

The motivation behind the Roe case however, was less about women’s rights and more about an over-arching philosophy that never waned–population control, especially of those who were less than desirable.  As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed in a July 7, 2009 New York Times Magazine article, she and others commonly believed “at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don’t want to have too many of.”4 Roe was the case the pro-abortion community showcased to ensure population control of blacks, the poor and other minorities.  Norma McCorvey was on drugs and an alcoholic and homeless.5 But as is the case with Planned Parenthood, charity and solving the root of the problem is not within their purview (see section on Margaret Sanger).  The right to exterminate life, even while a women’s life is falling apart, is all that is paramount.

  • FALSE Roe v. Wade allows abortion up to 3 months. TRUE It allows abortion through the 7th month.
  • FALSE Jane Roe’s pregnancy was a result of rape. TRUE This pregnancy was not due to rape.
  • FALSE Jane Roe aborted her child. TRUE She gave birth to her child and gave her up for adoption.
  • FALSE Jane Roe is the poster girl for abortion. TRUE In 1995, she became a ProLife advocate.

Doe v. Bolton – The nail in the coffin

A companion case to Roe, Doe v. Bolton, removed the restrictions a state might place on when an abortion could be performed. It allowed for abortion at any stage to protect the “mother’s health.” This case was decided on the same day as Roe on January 22, 1973, and originated in Georgia.  Just as Norma McCorvey, Doe in this instance (Sandra Cano) was duped and used by her lawyers.  She never even wanted to have an abortion.6

Her appeal to the Supreme Court was refused and dismissed in 2006, although the woman behind the law that allowed Partial Birth Abortion, never personally testified in court in the original case.7 Those who champion women’s rights (especially of a right of a woman to be heard in her own legal case) are painfully silent about this travesty of justice.  This is the sham of so-called “women’s rights”.  You have rights as long as, ideologically, you agree with NOW, NARAL, or Planned Parenthood.

Footnotes

1 ROE v. WADE, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) 410 U.S. 113 ROE ET AL. v. WADE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF DALLAS COUNTY APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (No. 70-18.)

2 Amendment XIV: Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

3 Justice Rehnquist, Dissenting Opinion. ROE v. WADE, 410 U.S. 113 (1973) 410 U.S. 113 ROE ET AL. v. WADE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF DALLAS COUNTY APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS (No. 70-18.)

4http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/12/magazine/12ginsburg-t.html?pagewanted=4

5http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/testimony.cfm?id=1553&wit_id=4394

6http://www.operationoutcry.org/pages.asp?pageid=40664

7http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/testimony.cfm?id=1553&wit_id=4393

About the author of this article:
Operation Outrage is led by public speaker and activist, Catherine Davis, who is a graduate of Tufts University and attended the University of Bridgeport School Of Law. She is focused on positive change through education, local/state involvement, and peaceful action. Together, The Radiance Foundation and Operation Outrage are exposing the abortion industry’s destruction of the African-American Community. Learn more at 
http://www.toomanyaborted.com/

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So as we look at our world today, and the sad example we here in the United States of America have become, and how our society and our culture in general has been on the decline for so many years; and then you ask yourself the reason why, and how is it that we got here? I think the ONLY answer that makes any sense at all, is that we got here by not following and obeying the laws of God; and by breaking covenant with Him.

One thing is for sure, to the extent we have removed God from our culture and our society, both have suffered; and the same is equally true in our personal lives as well!

God didn’t just put us here to take up space, and to live as we see fit! Whereas it is true that He gave us each a free will to choose how we will spend our lives; the Bible is very clear on this point, that it is God’s one desire that we each of our own free will and volition will choose to spend our lives upon Him!

The Bible also tells us that we only have the time between when we are first born into this world, as a child; and then when we exit in our death, when our physical bodies return to the dust, from which it came, to make that decision.

Jesus is the only example we have, as to what God intends for us, and how our lives are supposed to be lived, and that is why Jesus is called the “Last Adam.”

We learn about Jesus, that He only did the things He saw the Father do; and only even spoke those things He heard the Father speak; and so Jesus lived out His entire life in perfect sync and harmony with the will of the Father.

To the extent you and I fail to do that, is what SIN is all about; where (as we learn in Isa 53) that “All of us as sheep have gone astray, and the Lord has laid upon Him (Jesus) the inequity of us ALL!”

So what am I saying in all of this?

Let none of us think that we shall escape being accountable before God, for how we spent our lives… because the Bible is very clear that we will ALL have to stand before Him one day and give Him an account!

For those of us who have made Jesus Christ Lord, not just in name, calling ourselves Christian; but have made Him Lord in that we have died to ourselves, our ambitions, our wants, and desires; and have given ourselves completely over to His service; and are living our lives, by faith, as best we can, just as Jesus exemplified… for those people, who are by faith following Jesus, ONLY those people (says the Bible) will spend eternity in Heaven!

Now the truth is, none of us can do that perfectly; and that is why we ALL need a Saviour; because Jesus paid the price for our SIN, meaning our missing the mark of God’s standards; and so those of us who have been born-again, the Bible says that we have been saved by grace… and therefore are recipients of God’s unmerited favor!

Everyone else, who has lived their lives as they saw fit, to serve themselves… each of them, the Bible says, will have to stand before God accountable for their own sins… and folks believe me when I tell you, you DO NOT want to be in that group!!!

So my suggestion is, if you haven’t already done so, why not make your peace with God today?

To find out how to go about doing that click on the following website: http://needhim.org/.

Shalom,

Skip Barland


—–Original Message—–
From: My Utmost For His Highest
Sent: Saturday, June 12, 2010 1:30 AM
To: myutmost@utmost.org/
Subject: My Utmost For His Highest : “Getting There”


Getting There

June 12, 2010

They said to Him, ‘Rabbi . . . where are You staying?’ He said to them, ‘Come and see’ —John 1:38-39

Where our self-interest sleeps and the real interest is awakened. “They . . . remained with Him that day . . . .” That is about all some of us ever do!

We stay with Him a short time, only to wake up to our own realities of life. Our self-interest rises up and our abiding with Him is past. Yet there is no circumstance of life in which we cannot abide in Jesus.

“You are Simon . . . . You shall be called Cephas” ( John 1:42 ).

God writes our new name only on those places in our lives where He has erased our pride, self-sufficiency, and self-interest.

Some of us have our new name written only in certain spots, like spiritual measles. And in those areas of our lives we look all right.

When we are in our best spiritual mood, you would think we were the highest quality saints. But don’t dare look at us when we are not in that mood.

A true disciple is one who has his new name written all over him— self-interest, pride, and self-sufficiency have been completely erased.

Pride is the sin of making “self” our god. And some of us today do this, not like the Pharisee, but like the tax collector (see Luke 18:9-14 ).

For you to say, “Oh, I’m no saint,” is acceptable by human standards of pride, but it is unconscious blasphemy against God.

You defy God to make you a saint, as if to say, “I am too weak and hopeless and outside the reach of the atonement by the Cross of Christ.”

Why aren’t you a saint?

It is either that you do not want to be a saint, or that you do not believe that God can make you into one.

You say it would be all right if God saved you and took you straight to heaven. That is exactly what He will do! And not only do we make our home with Him, but Jesus said of His Father and Himself, “. . . We will come to him and make Our home with him” ( John 14:23 ).

Put no conditions on your life— let Jesus be everything to you, and He will take you home with Him not only for a day, but for eternity.

Bible in One Year: Ezra 3-5; John 20

Identifying the Antichrist and the misinterpretation of last day’s eschatological events…


Last Day’s Eschatology …

getting it right!

As we look to our Bible and to history, it is clear to see that the first century Believers, that were the Covenant Children of God, among the Jewish people of that time, that all of them, even the disciples of Jesus, they all had it wrong, as to how Messiah would appear, and what He would accomplish.

Could this also be happening today?

Could the popular Bible teachers of our day, also be wrong on their interpretation of these end of days prophecies? I think so.

The WND article (below) discusses this possibility.

There are also those, who are equally mistaken, among some within the church today, who believe that God has replaced Israel with the church… this is also not so!!!

God’s promises to Abraham and to his descendants are still intact, and they will ALL be fulfilled as promised.

God has no “Replacement Theology,” and He never has.

In fact, it is my belief that the errors of today’s interpretation of eschatology is not the only area where the church has been wrong..

One of the basic beliefs and tenets of the Orthodox Jewish believers, even until this day, is to search for the “Lost Tribes of Israel,” who have been separated from their sister, House of Judah, ever since around 750 BC.

Listen to this prophecy that was given by Hosea, which was directed to the House of Israel; and get a clue as to where these lost tribes have settled, and what they will look like.

You will note that each one of the children, who were named here, were named in order to give a message to the House of Israel.


Hosea 1

1 The word of the LORD that came to Hosea the son of Beeri, in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel.

The Family of Hosea

2 When the LORD began to speak by Hosea, the LORD said to Hosea:

” Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry
And children of harlotry,
For the land has committed great harlotry
By departing from the LORD.”

3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. 4Then the LORD said to him:

” Call his name Jezreel,
For in a little while
I will avenge the bloodshed of Jezreel on the house of Jehu,
And bring an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.
5 It shall come to pass in that day
That I will break the bow of Israel in the Valley of Jezreel.”

6 And she conceived again and bore a daughter. Then God said to him:

” Call her name Lo-Ruhamah,[a]
For I will no longer have mercy on the house of Israel,
But I will utterly take them away.[b]
7 Yet I will have mercy on the house of Judah
,
Will save them by the LORD their God,
And will not save them by bow,
Nor by sword or battle,
By horses or horsemen.”

8 Now when she had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, she conceived and bore a son. 9 Then God said:

” Call his name Lo-Ammi,[c]
For you are not My people,
And I will not be your God
.

The Restoration of Israel

10 ” Yet the number of the children of Israel
Shall be as the sand of the sea,
Which cannot be measured or numbered.
And it shall come to pass
In the place where it was said to them,

‘ You are not My people,’[d]
There it shall be said to them,

‘ You are sons of the living God.’

11 Then the children of Judah and the children of Israel
Shall be gathered together,
And appoint for themselves one head;
And they shall come up out of the land,
For great will be the day of Jezreel!

When you hear people today talking about how they have found one of the lost tribes, and they are on some remote island or some other remote place, running around with Jewish Yamakas on, practicing the Jewish faith, then you can know that they are not the House of Israel, because God very clearly says that they will no longer be known as “God’s people,” and the reason is because they no longer will be practicing the Jewish faith.

Not only that, but it also says that in that lost condition they will multiply as the sand of the sea, so obviously we aren’t looking for a small group in some remote part of the earth.

None of this ever happen to the House of Judah, because they have always retained their culture and their faith, all down through the centuries; but that was not to be for their barren sister, House of Israel.

Here are a few more clues:

Jeremiah 3:8

8And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.

House of Judah was never divorced by God; and furthers more, we read:

Jeremiah 3:16

16Then 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.”

God is plainly letting us know here that wherever the Lost Tribes are to be found, they will exist as a great number of people, and they will not be practicing the Jewish faith.

Shalom,

Skip Barland


From: WorldNetDaily [mailto:alerts@alerts.worldnetdaily.com]
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 2:38 AM
To: Skip Barland
Subject: As all eyes on Greece, is Antichrist rising elsewhere?


Author: European Antichrist
looking more and more unlikely


Says atheists will have field day with popular Bible interpretation

With Europe on the verge of economic collapse, what about all those popular predictions that the European Union would become the world’s political powerhouse, giving rise to the endtimes prophecies of a world dictator known to Bible students as the Antichrist?

Joel Richardson, author of a bestselling book on Bible prophecy, says atheists will have a field day mocking Christians for the incorrect interpretations about the last days.

“Nearly 20 years ago, I intently watched as a very popular Christian television prophecy teacher declared, ‘the present formation of the European Union is literally the fulfillment of Bible prophecy right before our eyes!'”

He wrote in WND. “According to this teacher, the creation of the European Union represented a biblically prophesied revived Roman Empire. Because the last-days empire of the Antichrist as described in the Books of Daniel and Revelation is portrayed as a 10-nation alliance, this teacher confidently declared that when the number of EU member states reached 10, this would signal the imminent return of Jesus Christ. And soon, the number of EU member states reached the magic number 10 just as this teacher had predicted. Then the number reached 11, and then 12. Soon there were 20. Today there are 27 member states. The teacher’s very confident predictions failed.”

Richardson said the formation of the EU in 1993 spurred even more prophecy teachers to set their sights on Europe.

“But the present harsh realities in Europe may soon cause all of this Euro-centric, restored Roman Empire prognosticating to come crashing down,” writes Richardson.

He also expects many Christians to become disillusioned as the EU fights for its very survival, rather than for the global dominance that was predicted.

The author of “The Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth About the True Nature of the Beast” wants everyone to know that if the EU falls, it is not an indictment of the truth of the Bible.

“Despite its popularity, the Euro-centric end-time perspective has never represented anything akin to Christian orthodoxy or dogma,” he writes. “Throughout the history of the church, many great Christian leaders have looked not to Europe, but to the Middle East for the emergence of an end-time empire.

In fact, going back to the first few centuries of the church, the consistent testimony of the early believers is that the Antichrist, his empire and his religion would arise from out of the Middle East, and not Europe.

As such, rather than tacking in the wind yet again, what many teachers and students of Bible prophecy are awakening to is the reality that the biblical prophecies about the last days are thoroughly Jerusalem, Israel and Middle-Eastern-centric.

What many Westerners, and perhaps Americans most of all, often fail to recognize is the fact that the Bible is a thoroughly Eastern book. Always has been. As shocking as this may be to some, the Bible was not written primarily for Americans.”

When “”The Islamic Antichrist” was released last fall, it immediately zoomed to the top of the religious charts at Amazon and the No. 1 spot among all books at Scribd – an online e-booker retailer.

Yet Richardson, a student of Islam and the Middle East, found few churches in America welcoming him as a guest speaker. He was not invited to address many prophecy conferences. He found himself as a “political incorrect” outsider in most evangelical circles.

His book makes the case that the biblical Antichrist is one and the same as the Quran’s Muslim Mahdi.

“The Bible abounds with proofs that the Antichrist’s empire will consist only of nations that are, today, Islamic,” says Richardson. “Despite the numerous prevailing arguments for the emergence of a revived European Roman empire as the Antichrist’s power base, the specific nations the Bible identifies as comprising his empire are today all Muslim.”

Richardson believes the key error of many previous prophecy scholars involves the misinterpretation of a prediction by Daniel to Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar.

Daniel describes the rise and fall of empires of the future, leading to the end times. Western Christians have viewed one of those empires as Rome, when, claims Richardson, Rome never actually conquered Babylon and was thus disqualified as a possibility.

It had to be another empire that rose and fell and rose again that would lead to rule of this “man of sin,” described in the Bible. That empire, he says, is the Islamic empire, which did conquer Babylon and, in fact, rules over it even today.

Many Evangelical Christians believe the Bible predicts a charismatic ruler, the Antichrist, will arise in the last days, before the return of Jesus.

The Quran also predicts that a man, called the Mahdi, will rise up to lead the nations, pledging to usher in an era of peace. Richardson makes the case these two men are, in fact, one in the same.

“Today, many scholars, students and teachers alike are acknowledging the consistent testimony of the prophets as pointing us to the Middle East,” he writes today. “As any realtor will tell you, it’s all about location, location, location.

Likewise, as any astute Bible student should know, the first issue that must be established when attempting to properly interpret the Bible is context, context, context. And simply stated, the context of virtually all biblical prophecy is Israel and the Middle East.

Jesus will not be returning to Paris, London or Independence, Missouri, but rather Jerusalem.

Literally every last one of the final battles as depicted by all of the biblical prophets take place in Israel and the surrounding vicinity.

When the prophets specify which nations surround Israel to attack her, the wording used in Hebrew is goyim caybib, which translated means ‘the surrounding nations.’

These are Israel’s neighbors; they are not references to Belgium or Luxembourg or Rome.”


Joel Richardson is a human rights activist, lecturer, and artist. Involved in evangelism and ministry to Muslims since 1994, he is the co-author, along with Walid Shoebat, of “God’s War on Terror: Islam, Prophecy and the Bible” and co-editor of “Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out.”

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REMEMBER… GOD is in control!!!

Jehoshaphat’s Prayer

O Lord God of our fathers, are You not God in heaven, and do You not rule over all the kingdoms of the nations, and in Your hand is there not power and might, so that no one is able to withstand You? …’If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will … cry out to You in our affliction….

O our God, will You not judge them?

For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, BUT OUR EYES ARE UPON YOU.”

2 Chronicles 20:6-12

There is a cycle that we can learn from the Bible, in how God deals with a disobedient people.

Now we can learn from this history, and correct the problem, or we can repeat it… it’s our choice!

Here is the cycle:


1. Peace and prosperity: God’s gifts to the people He loved.
2. Apathy and compromise: They took His gifts for granted and forgot to thank Him.

3. Rebellion (humanism) and paganism: They traded God for other sources of strength. “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.” (1 Samuel 15:23)

4. Famine, war, plagues and slaver: Showing the people the inadequacy of their own resources, God would bring them back to Himself.

5. Confession and repentance: The people recognized their need for God.

6. God hears, saves and restores: He blesses His people with peace — as long as they follow Him. When they turn to other gods, He stands back and waits.

Let us heed God’s Warning:

Deuteronomy 8:6-20

6 Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and revering him. 7 For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; 8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; 9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.

10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. 11 Be careful that you do not forget the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day. 12 Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down, 13 and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied, 14 then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 15 He led you through the vast and dreadful desert, that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock. 16 He gave you manna to eat in the desert, something your fathers had never known, to humble and to test you so that in the end it might go well with you. 17 You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.” 18 But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.

19 If you ever forget the LORD your God and follow other gods and worship and bow down to them, I testify against you today that you will surely be destroyed. 20 Like the nations the LORD destroyed before you, so you will be destroyed for not obeying the LORD your God.

Below is an email I got from a brother, in response to an earlier blog, about the Gulf oil Spill; and I’d like to share my response with all of you:

From: Tim
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2010 2:48 AM
To: ‘Skip Barland’
Subject: RE: KEEPING IT SIMPLE. a possible answer to the gulf oil spill!

When I was praying about this the LORD showed me an explosive device on the wellhead, its intent was to damage the U.S. economy

I believe this was a deliberate act, the LORD says pray for justice.

Here is my response:

Tim,

You might be right about that… I’ve heard that some have suspected sabotage, possibly from North Korea.

Whether it is or not the result of sabotage, regardless, we are nevertheless without leadership in Washington; and worse, as the Bible says a house divided cannot long stand, I think that also applies to nations as well.

Add to that problem, when you also have a corrupt and flawed foundation in any house, you have a serious problem; and as Jesus said, “When the winds of adversity come (not if, but when they come), that house will not stand!

On the positive side, I also know that Christians are praying; and that fact alone gives us the advantage over any strategy of the enemy!

I also think with all that is wrong with our nation, and getting worse every day… this nation is ripe for a Revival!

From God’s perspective, all of these things, and even those things that are yet to happen (and I think very soon), which I believe will be much worse than an oil spill, if it brings America to its knees, and if it causes men and women to turn back to God in repentance, then it is well worth it!

Besides, from God’s perspective, that is always his ultimate reason and goal, when things like this happen… to bring us to our knees in repentance, and bring us home!

If the Bible teaches us anything, it is that God ultimately is in control of everything; and that is true, even though Satan is the one who kills, steals, and destroys!

Whatever happens, God either allows it, or disallows it (as He did with Job)… and I believe that often the outcome is hinged upon whether we, who are the Christians, are praying, and are as the 300 wise soldiers, in Gideon’s army?

We mustn’t forget that we are in a war, both in the spiritual and in also in the natural; and in every war there are always causalities.

Also in war all are affected, including both the good and the bad; and what makes the difference in which way the battle goes, will be those who have learned to fight, using their spiritual weapons; who also have learned not to be discouraged; and to rather keep their focus on Jesus, and on the battle… and not on themselves! Selah

The best we can do, as Christians, in these times is to do as Jesus said, “Be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”

Let us stay close to the Word, and follow the Holy Spirit’s leading, moment by moment, 24/7; and most importantly, let us not be fearful, regardless of what happens.

Remember Jesus has promised to NEVER leave, nor forsake us; and regardless of how bad things get, or how bad they look, let us keep our focus on Christ!

Besides, I read the end of the Book (the Bible)… and guess what, we win!

Whatever happens, let us remember to keep Jesus first!

Shalom,

Skip Barland


This is funny… but it also contains a serious message and warning!


This is funny, but is also one reason why

Gun Control only serves the criminal element:


If you take the guns away from the general public,

then guess who will be the only ones left with guns?

The Amendment II to our U.S. Constitution reads:

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Would someone please pass this memo along to those in Washington who seem to have conveniently forgotten that we still have a constitution, which by the way, they are sworn to uphold!!!

KEEPING IT SIMPLE… a possible answer to the gulf oil spill!


BP Gulf Oil Spill Cost to date: 1.4 Billion Dollars

Who is BP (British Petroleum)?

BP is a global energy company which is the third largest energy company and the fourth largest company in the entire world. As a multinational oil company, BP is the United Kingdom’s largest corporation, with headquarters located in St. James, City of Westminster, London.

Please note also that BP is also owned by the Rothschild’s Banking Dynasty, so you can know from that why this Obama administration has been so slow to respond; as the Rothschild’s Banking Cartel are the puppet masters for the whole New World Order, Globalist agenda.

This video was sent to me today by a friend from church, and it makes sense to me!

That’s especially true since I understand the chemicals that BP has been using for the cleanup are very toxic, and are detrimental to the environment and wildlife… and certainly I’m sure that these toxic chemicals are a lot more expensive than the hay would be.

The following is a quote:

Couple good old hay haulers here!

Nobody’s ever gonna convince me that ya gotta have a college degree to be smart.

The politicians and other idiots will probably want to spend $Millions and more for a panel of engineers to study the problem, and then most likely won’t find the simple solution these good ole ‘southern boys have…

Below is a demonstration that was put on by CW Roberts employees, a Florida based company, demonstrating the use of hay to assist in a defense against the oil spill in the Gulf. This is the method that is included in the Walton County Plan of Action, to assist in their defense against the oil spill in the Gulf.

Why is it that our government ignores the will of the people… DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH?

We the People have spoken, and are speaking; but our government and also the news media are deaf, dumb, and blind!!!

Below is a series of pictures that were taken over the Memorial Day Weekend, of the traffic jams that were caused by all the protesters, in Chicago, who were demonstrating against Obama after he landed, and was on his way home.

Gee, I wonder why none of this was on the evening news?

Aren’t you even going to ask the question; don’t you want to know, why is this so… that our government is so obtuse?

How is it that our government is so unresponsive to the will of the people?

Why is it that what most of Americans want, or don’t want, makes no difference anymore in Washington DC?

The truth is, our President, and both Houses of Congress obviously have a different agenda then the rest of the country, and are marching to a different drum beat.

So what is that agenda, and who sets the beat?

Do you really want to know what’s going on, and why our government and media are so obtuse and unconcern about what We the People want?

Well, the reason is they are no longer working for us… and they haven’t been for over 100 years.

Read on and this will explain what’s going on:

The date is February 21, 1871
and the Forty-First Congress is in session:
I refer you to the “Acts of the Forty-First Congress,” Section 34, Session III, chapters 61 and 62. On this date in the history of our nation, Congress passed an Act titled: “An Act To Provide A Government for the District of Columbia.”

This is also known as the “Act of 1871.” What does this mean? Well, it means that Congress, under no constitutional authority to do so, created a separate form of government for the District of Columbia, which is a ten mile square parcel of land.

What??? How could they do that? Moreover, WHY would they do that?

To explain, let’s look at the circumstances of those days. The Act of 1871 was passed at a vulnerable time in America. Our nation was essentially bankrupt — weakened and financially depleted in the aftermath of the Civil War.

The Civil War itself was nothing more than a calculated “front” for some pretty fancy footwork by corporate backroom players.

It was a strategic maneuver by European interests (the international bankers) who were intent upon gaining a stranglehold on the neck (and the coffers) of America.

The Congress realized our country was in dire financial straits, so they cut a deal with the international bankers — (in those days, the Rothschilds of London were dipping their fingers into everyone’s pie) thereby incurring a DEBT to said bankers.

If we think about banks, we know they do not just lend us money out of the goodness of their hearts. A bank will not do anything for you unless it is entirely in their best interest to do so.

There has to be some sort of collateral or some string attached which puts you and me (the borrower) into a subservient position.

This was true back in 1871 as well. The conniving international bankers were not about to lend our floundering nation any money without some serious stipulations.

So, they devised a brilliant way of getting their foot in the door of the United States (a prize they had coveted for some time, but had been unable to grasp thanks to our Founding Fathers, who despised them and held them in check), and thus, the Act of 1871 was passed.

In essence, this Act formed the corporation known as THE UNITED STATES. Note the capitalization, because it is important.

This corporation, owned by foreign interests, moved right in and shoved the original “organic” version of the Constitution into a dusty corner.

With the “Act of 1871,” our Constitution was defaced in the sense that the title was block-capitalized and the word “for” was changed to the word “of” in the title. The original Constitution drafted by the Founding Fathers, was written in this manner:

“The Constitution for the united states of America”.

The altered version reads:

“THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”.

It is the corporate constitution. It is NOT the same document you might think it is. The corporate constitution operates in an economic capacity and has been used to fool the People into thinking it is the same parchment that governs the Republic. It absolutely is not.

Capitalization — an insignificant change? Not when one is referring to the context of a legal document, it isn’t.

Such minor alterations have had major impacts on each subsequent generation born in this country. What the Congress did with the passage of the Act of 1871 was create an entirely new document, a constitution for the government of the District of Columbia.

The kind of government THEY created was a corporation. The new, altered Constitution serves as the constitution of the corporation, and not that of America. Think about that for a moment.

Incidentally, this corporate constitution does not benefit the Republic. It serves only to benefit the corporation. It does nothing good for you or me — and it operates outside of the original Constitution.

Instead of absolute rights guaranteed under the “organic” Constitution, we now have “relative” rights or privileges.

One example of this is the Sovereign’s right to travel, which has been transformed under corporate government policy into a “privilege” which we must be licensed to engage in. This operates outside of the original Constitution.

So, Congress committed TREASON against the People, who were considered Sovereign under the Declaration of Independence and the organic Constitution.

When we consider the word “Sovereign,” we must think about what the word means.

According to Webster’s Dictionary, “sovereign” is defined as:

1. chief or highest; supreme.

2. Supreme in power, superior in position to all others.

3. Independent of, and unlimited by, any other, possessing or entitled to, original and independent authority or jurisdiction.

In other words, our government was created by and for “sovereigns” — the free citizens who were deemed the highest authority.

Only the People can be sovereign — remember that. Government cannot be sovereign. We can also look to the Declaration of Independence, where we read: “government is subject to the consent of the governed” — that’s supposed to be us, the sovereigns. Do you feel like a sovereign nowadays? I don’t.

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist or a constitutional historian to figure out that this is not what is happening in our country today.

Government in these times is NOT subject to the consent of the governed.

Rather, the governed are subject to the whim and greed of the corporation, which has stretched its tentacles beyond the ten-mile-square parcel of land known as the District of Columbia — encroaching into every state of the Republic.

Mind you, the corporation has NO jurisdiction outside of the District of Columbia. THEY just want you to think it does.

You see, you are presumed to know the law. This is ironic because as a people, we are taught basically nothing about the law in school.

We are made to memorize obscure factoids and paragraphs here and there, such as the Preamble, and they gloss over the Bill of Rights. But we are not told about the law.

Nor do our corporate government schools delve into the Constitution in any great depth. After all, they were put into place to indoctrinate and dumb down the masses — not to teach us anything.

We were not told that we were sold-out to foreign interests and made beneficiaries of the debt incurred by Congress to the international bankers.

For generations, American citizens have had the bulk of their earnings confiscated to pay on a massive debt that they, as a People, did not incur.

There are many, many things the People have not been told. How do you feel about being made a beneficiary of somebody else’s massive debt without your knowledge or consent? Are we gonna keep going along with this??

When you hear some individuals say that the Constitution is null and void, think about how our government has transformed over time from a municipal or service-oriented entity to a corporate or profit-oriented entity.

We are living under the myth that this is lawful, but it is not. We are being ruled by a “de facto,” or unlawful, form of government — the corporate body of the death-mongers — The Controllers.

With the passage of the Act of 1871, a series of subtle and overt deceptions were set in motion — all in conjunction and collusion with the Congress, who knowingly and deliberately sold the People down the river.

Did they tell you this in government school? I doubt it. They were too busy drumming the fictional version of history into your brain — and mine.

By failing to disclose what THEY did to the American People, the people became ignorant of what was happening. Over time, the Republic took it on the chin to the point of a knockdown.

With the surrender of their gold in 1933, the People essentially surrendered their law. I don’t suppose you were taught THAT in school either. That’s because our REAL history is hidden from us.

This is the way Roman Civil Law works — and our form of governance today is based upon Roman Civil Law and Admiralty/Maritime Law — better known as the “Divine Right of Kings” and “Law of the Seas”, respectively.

This explains a lot. Roman Civil Law was fully established in the original colonies even before our nation began and is also known as private international law.

The government which was created for the District of Columbia via the Act of 1871 operates under Private International Law, and not Common Law, which was the law of the Constitutional Republic.

This is very important to note since it impacts all Americans in concrete ways. You must recognize that private international law is only applicable within the District of Columbia and NOT in the other states of the Union.

The various arms of the corporation are known as “departments” such as the Judiciary, Justice and Treasury.

You recognize those names? Yes, you do! But they are not what you assume them to be. These “departments” all belong to the corporation known as THE UNITED STATES.

They do NOT belong to you and me under the corporate constitution and its various amendments that operate outside of the Constitutional Republic.

I refer you to the UNITED STATES CODE (note the capitalization, indicating the corporation, not the Republic) Title 28 3002 (15) (A) (B) (C). It is stated unequivocally that the UNITED STATES is a corporation.

Realize, too, that the corporation is not a separate and distinct entity from the government. It IS the government. YOUR government.

This is extremely important. I refer to this as the “corporate empire of the UNITED STATES,” which operates under Roman Civil Law outside of the Constitution.

How do you like being ruled by a cheesy, sleazy corporation? You’ll ask your Congressperson about this, you say? HA!!

Congress is fully aware of this deception. You must be made aware that the members of Congress do NOT work for you and me. Rather, they work for the Corporation known as THE UNITED STATES.

Is this really any surprise to you? This is why we can’t get them to do anything on our behalf or to answer to us — as in the case with the illegal income tax — among many other things.

Contrary to popular belief, they are NOT our civil servants. They do NOT work for us. They are the servants of the corporate government and carry out its bidding. Period.

The great number of committees and sub-committees that the Congress has created all work together like a multi-headed monster to oversee the various corporate “departments.” And, you should know that every single one of these that operates outside the District of Columbia is in violation of the law.

The corporate government of the UNITED STATES has no jurisdiction or authority in ANY state of the Republic beyond the District of Columbia.

Let this sink into your brain for a minute. Ask yourself, “Could this deception REALLY have occurred without the full knowledge and complicity of the Congress?”

Do you think it happened by accident? You are deceiving yourself if you do. There are no accidents or coincidences. It is time to confront the truth and awaken from ignorance.

Your legislators will not apprise you of this information. You are presumed to know the law. THEY know you don’t know the law, or your history for that matter, because this information has not been taught to you.

No concerted effort has been made to inform you. As a Sovereign, you are entitled to full disclosure of the facts. As a slave, you are entitled to nothing other than what the corporation decides to “give” you — at a price.

Be wary of accepting so-called “benefits” of the corporation of the UNITED STATES. Aren’t you enslaved enough already?

I said (above) that you are presumed to know the law. Still, it matters not if you don’t in the eyes of the corporation. Ignorance of the law is not considered an excuse.

It is your responsibility and your obligation as an American to learn about the law and how it applies to you. THEY count on the fact that most people are too uninterested or distracted or lazy to do so.

The People have been mentally conditioned to allow the alleged government to do their thinking for them. We need to turn that around if we are to save our Republic before it is too late.

The UNITED STATES government is basically a corporate instrument of the international bankers. This means YOU are owned by the corporation from birth to death.

The corporate UNITED STATES also holds ownership of all your assets, your property, and even your children.

Does this sound untrue? Think long and hard about all those bills you pay, all those various taxes and fines and licenses you must pay for.

Yes, they’ve got you by the pockets. Actually, they’ve had you by the ass for as long as you’ve been alive.

In your heart, you know it’s true. Don’t believe any of this? Read up on the 14th Amendment. Check out how “free” you really are.

With the Act of 1871 and subsequent legislation such as the purportedly ratified 14th Amendment, our once-great nation of Sovereigns has been subverted from a Republic to a democracy.

As is the case under Roman Civil Law, our ignorance of the facts has led to our silence. Our silence has been construed as our consent to become beneficiaries of a debt we did not incur.

The Sovereign People have been deceived for hundreds of years into thinking they remain free and independent, when in actuality we continue to be slaves and servants of the corporation.

Treason was committed against the People in 1871 by the Congress.

This could have been corrected through the decades by some honest men (assuming there were some), but it was not, mainly due to lust for money and power.

Nothing new there. Are we to forgive and justify this crime against the People?

You have lost more freedom than you may realize due to corporate infiltration of the so-called government.

We will lose more unless we turn away from a democracy that is the direct road to disaster — and restore our Constitutional Republic.

In an upcoming article, we’ll take a closer look at the purportedly ratified 14th Amendment and how we became “property” of the corporation and enslaved by our silence.

I am saddened to think about the brave men and women who were killed in all the wars and conflicts instigated by the Controllers.

These courageous souls fought for the preservation of ideals they believed to be true — not for the likes of a corporation.

Do you believe that any one of the individuals who have been killed as a result of war would have willingly fought if they knew the full truth?

Do you think one person would have laid down his life for a corporation?

I think not. If the People had known long ago to what extent their trust had been betrayed, I wonder how long it would have taken for another Revolution.

What we need is a Revolution in THOUGHT. We change our thinking and we change our world.

Will we ever restore the Republic? That is a question I cannot answer yet.

I hope, and most of all — pray — that WE, the Sovereign People, will work together in a spirit of cooperation to make it happen in this lifetime.

I know I will give it my best shot — come what may. Our children deserve their rightful legacy — the liberty our ancestors fought so hard to give to us.

Will we remain silent telling ourselves we are free, and perpetuate the MYTH? Or, do we stand as One Sovereign People, and take back what has been stolen from the house of our Republic?

Something to think about — it’s called freedom.

http://www.serendipity.li/jsmill/us_corporation.htm

If that hasn’t depressed you, then I don’t know what will!

But I have good news… there is a move afoot, right now, to restore our Republic; and ALL fifty states have already signed on, and are on board with this movement.

This is going on right now folks, and the only reason why you are not being told is because the media works for the other side; and they ONLY tell you want they want you to know, in those news items that serve their purpose, and that of their handlers, the Globalist International Bankers.

That’s the other thing that we so desperately need, and that is a honest press!

The truth tellers of today are the bloggers and news sources that you can find over the Internet.

Our government hasn’t yet been able to shut us up, or control us… although this Obama administration is certainly trying.

For more information on this Restore America Plan, which is the movement that is currently under way to take back our country, please look at the following video:


Our nation is about to make a turn, and I believe that God is answering our prayers on the government front, and repairing the wrongs that were done there;, and also educating the public; but even more importantly, I also believe that He is answering our prayers on the Spiritual front as well, as the Holy Spirit is moving today, like never before.

Please keep praying, folks; and keep yourself apprised of what’s going on, not by looking to the news media, but doing your own homework.

Shalom,

Skip Barland


From: David
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 12:24 PM
To: Undisclosed
Subject: WHY WASN’T THIS ON THE NEWS??

Another good protest!

Good stuff!
America may still be the home of real AMERICANS after all!

Chicago on Thurs just as B.O. was arriving and got into a terrible traffic jam.

I haven’t seen this on the nightly news on any of the networks.

Right in Obama’s back yard!!

I’m more proud of the folks in the windy city than I thought was ever possible!

By the way, I didn’t see the ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC covering this – did you?

Wonder why…

Those who have visited  Chicago  will recognize the downtown area.

Love read my lipstick : )

Redistribute my work ethic !!!

The axis of taxes : )

Love this one : )

This one is good too : )



E-mail and pass this around; keep it going.

Let the country know the back-lash has started

and we can’t afford Obama or his CHANGE!

Vote!

What is that SWOOSHING sound?

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

That “Swooshing” sound that you hear is the sound that is made as the enemy comes in and fills the vacuum that is left by Christians who have abdicated their society and culture, as well as the marketplaces of their communities.

Even nature will not long tolerate a vacuum, and certainly it is no different in the spiritual realm either.

When Jesus came over 2000 years ago, and announced to the then Roman dominated world of that time, that the Kingdom of God was at hand, the Jews of that day knew exactly what that meant; as did also the Roman citizens of that era.

You see in the then Roman dominated world, that existed then, whenever the Roman army would conquer a new area or region, they would afterwards seen in messengers, who would announce to the people of these newly conquered lands, what they called the “Good News;” and that good news was that there was a new king coming to town, and lawlessness and anarchy was coming to an end!

So when Jesus announced to the world that the “Good News” (the Gospel) of the Kingdom of Heaven was at hand, of course the Jewish citizens understood that to mean that the long awaited Messiah was about to restore the Throne of David; and thereby restore sovereignty once again to the nation of Israel… something for which they had longed for, and that had been lost 500 years earlier, ever since Israel had been conquered by King Nebuchadnezzar, and the Babylonian Empire.

Ever since that time, and for that matter even until our present time, that had not changed, as Israel has always been dominated by foreign nations and rulers, and that’s also just as the Bible had prophesied would happen, when it said that “The land of Israel would be trodden down by the gentiles“… and that condition did not change until May 14th, 1948, when for the first time the Independent Nation of Israel was reborn.

What a miracle that this should happen in our day, after all these thousands of years, after the descendants of Abraham have been dispersed around the world!

That in itself is a total miracle, and that miracle continues to grow and blossom in that desert, even today… once again, just as it was prophesied would happen in the Bible.

What we see happening in the Western cultures today, of Western Europe, is a definite shift in power, and this is especially true in Great Britain, and in France, but I am sad to say that it is also true, and is happening today in the United States as well.

All of these nations were once predominately Christian, but today it can be said that they are in a post Christian era; and as I said, this is also happening in the United States.

How has this happened, you might be asking?

Well it has happened as Christians in all of these countries, have over the years, taken a back seat in their culture, and have abdicated and have given over the positions of power, within their respective governments, and also in the marketplace, to the unbelievers, to the atheists and the agnostics of their societies; and the inevitable has happened, as a result, in that the forces of evil, the demonic forces of Satan, have swooshed in to fill the vacuum!

This was NEVER God’s will, and nor was it God’s plan, that this should happen.

Jesus after all did not come and offer His life, so that Christians could meet together and have church once a week on Sundays… folks that was never God’s plan!

What happened in the first century church is that these men and women turned the then world of their time upside down, as the Good News, The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was not only preached, but it was manifested through miraculous signs and wonders.

Somewhere down the road, as Christian denominations began to organize, and as man started to take over, where once the Church had been lead and directed by the Holy Spirit, this is what has happened… the once powerful church has lost both its power and its influence in the culture!

Listen to this video, and I think it will explain what has happened, and how we, the Church, can regain what we have lost:


Now let me also say here, least some of you lose heart, and wonder if it’s already too late… the answer is a resounding NO!

One way or another, Christ is going to build His Church, and the gates of hell SHALL NOT prevail against her!

This pattern that we can see happening, of this wishy-washy tendency of man, can be seen all throughout history, and it is even recorded in the Bible.

Alexander Tyler also recorded this tendency, back in 18th century, where he noted that the average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has always been about 200 years.

Where these nations have progressed through the following sequence of events: “From bondage to spiritual faith; from spiritual faith to great courage; from courage to liberty; from liberty to abundance; from abundance to selfishness; from selfishness to apathy; from apathy to dependence; and from dependency back again into bondage.”

Folks, is it just me, or can you not also see the handwriting on the wall, that we are today in the “Dependency” stage, as an already bankrupt government is offering once again, and is vying to retain its power by offering its citizens gifts from the already bankrupt public treasury.

Well it is happening again, as the citizens of our communities, who are already panicked over the economic chaos that is all around them, and is getting worse by the day, in this inflationary economy; and also, along with that, to make matters even worse, we have the devaluation of our currency, with its buying power getting less and less every day, as well.

So here we are once again, just as Alexander Tyler predicted, where the people of our time, in our country today, are making the mistake, by always voting for those candidates who are promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that our Constitutional Republic is collapsing all around us, over the loose fiscal policy of our government, and their foolish and unbridled spending; and the next inevitable step that will happen, unless something drastic changes our current path, is that we will be taken over, sooner than you think, by a totalitarian dictatorship.

Believe it or not, folks, this is the agenda and plan of the Globalist International Bankers; and we are just falling right into their trap; as it is their intention to bankrupt our economy, in order to weaken us, as a people, to the point, that we will accept their offer to come in and fix our economy, give us new currency, and take care of us… and then, as the Bible prophecies will happen next… then enters the Antichrist, and the mark of the beast, without which the Bible says that no man can buy or sell!

Pray folks, because we are living in that time… and it is an exciting time, and also a very pressurized time to live in.

Those who will survive the coming shaking that is about to shake our world, will be those who have founded their faith on nothing else, but Jesus Christ! Selah

Won’t you come and join the adventure with us?

Shalom,

Skip Barland


Ask yourself America…Is this the “CHANGE” you want?


Mind you, this is the “Religion” that two presidents have called peaceful and good!

Will anyone listen to this lone voice, that comes from a woman who was raised under this evil religion?


I don’t know what’s more evil, this oppressive so called religion, which is actually not a religion at all, but is a political ideology, that subjugates its people under unbelievable cruelty; or this dumb western media and also those of our politicians who have actually embraced this evil ideology, and have called it peaceful and good.

Add to that the fact that we actually have a man sitting in the White House, who is not even a U.S. Citizen, and despite what he says, it is all but obviously, because he has shown by his actions and has spoken as much with his mouth, that he is himself a Muslim!

Ask yourself America…

Is this the “CHANGE” you want?

This was written by a woman born in Egypt as a Muslim. This is not here say, and it will scare the life out of you.

Make sure you read the paragraph (in red) towards the end.

Joys of Muslim Women
by Nonie Darwish

In the Muslim faith a Muslim man can marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9. The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private
parts of the woman, to use her as a toy. 

Even though a woman is abused she cannot obtain a divorce.

To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses. Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry.

The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family.

Husbands can beat their wives ‘at will’ and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.

The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.

The Shariah Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.

In the West World (America) Muslim men are starting to demand Shariah Law so the wife cannot obtain a divorce and he can have full and complete control of her.

It is amazing and alarming how many of our sisters and daughters attending American Universities are now marrying Muslim men and submitting themselves and their children unsuspectingly to the Shariah law.

By passing this on, enlightened American women may avoid becoming a slave under Shariah Law.

Ripping the West in Two. Author and lecturer Nonie Darwish says the goal of radical Islamists is to impose Shariah law on the world, ripping Western law and liberty in two.

She recently authored the book, Cruel and Usual Punishment: The Terrifying Global Implications of Islamic Law.

Darwish was born in Cairo and spent her childhood in Egypt and Gaza before immigrating to America in 1978, when she was eight years old.

Her father died while leading covert attacks on Israel.  He was a high-ranking Egyptian military officer stationed with his family in Gaza.

When he died, he was considered a “shahid,” a martyr for jihad. His posthumous status earned Nonie and her family an elevated position in Muslim society.

But Darwish developed a skeptical eye at an early age.

She questioned her own Muslim culture and upbringing… She converted to Christianity after hearing a Christian preacher on television.

In her latest book, Darwish warns about creeping sharia law – what it is, what it means, and how it is manifested in
Islamic countries.

For the West, she says radical Islamists are working to impose sharia on the world.

If that happens, Western civilization will be destroyed.

Westerners generally assume all religions encourage a respect for the dignity of each individual.  Islamic law (Sharia) teaches that non-Muslims should be subjugated or killed in this world.

Peace and prosperity for one’s children is not as important as assuring that Islamic law rules everywhere in the Middle East and eventually in the world.

While Westerners tend to think that all religions encourage some form of the golden rule, Sharia teaches two systems of ethics – one for Muslims and another for non-Muslims.

Building on tribal practices of the seventh century, Sharia encourages the side of humanity that wants to take from and subjugate others.

While Westerners tend to think in terms of religious people developing a personal understanding of and relationship with God, Sharia advocates executing people who ask difficult questions that could be interpreted as criticism.

It’s hard to imagine, that in this day and age, Islamic scholars agree that those who criticize Islam or choose to stop being Muslim should be executed.

Sadly, while talk of an Islamic reformation is common and even assumed by many in the West, such murmurings in the Middle East are silenced through intimidation.

While Westerners are accustomed to an increase in religious tolerance over time, Darwish explains how petro dollars are being used to grow an extremely intolerant form of political Islam in her native Egypt and
elsewhere.

(In twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. to elect the President by themselves! Rest assured they will do so… and you can look at how they have taken over several towns in the USA already… Dearborn Michigan is one, and there are others)

I think everyone in the U.S. should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful.. some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam.. the peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion.

While America is getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children, the Muslims are planning a great jihad on America.

Are you feeling the squeeze… well stand by it will get a lot worse!

It is a fundamental Law of Economics…

the Books have to Balance!

No business will long last if outgo is consistently higher than income, and yet for our government that has been the standard policy for the last 100 years, as is evident by our current National Debt:

Listen to this interview with Developer Steven Wynn: who is an entrepreneur and American casino resort/real-estate developer who has been credited with spearheading the dramatic resurgence and expansion of the Las Vegas Strip in the 1990s. His companies refurbished or built some of the most currently widely recognized resorts in Las Vegas such as the Golden Nugget, The Mirage, Treasure Island, Bellagio, Wynn, and Encore.


Steve Wynn Takes on Washington – CNBC Interview

We were warned…

“The end of democracy and defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of the lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.”

“If the American people ever allow banks to issue their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation [by having to maintain a vital circulation by perpetually re-borrowing principal and interest as subsequent sums of debt, increased perpetually so much as periodic interest], the banks and [bank owned] corporations which will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property, until their children wake homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.”

~ Thomas Jefferson

Another law of economics is you can never achieve multiplication through division; and nor can our government build our economy by robbing from the entrepreneurs and business people, and call it spreading the wealth.

It takes a businessman’s logic, who has to be accountable to his shareholders, to point out the absolute insanity that has taken over in Washington DC, with this administration in particular; but the truth be told, this policy of deficit spending has been going on for the last 100 years.

Whatever happened to the idea that our Congress should be accountable to We the People?

Believe me, to turn this mess around, it will take a miracle of God!

Fortunately I have it on good authority, right from the Holy Bible (in 2nd Chronicles 7:14), that God will do exactly that, if all those who are called by His name (who are Christians) will humble themselves and pray; turn from their wicked ways; and seek God’s face… then God promises that He will heal our land! Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland



Whatever your need is, God has already made provision for that need…


In Him, Jesus Christ, all the

promises of God are yes and amen!


I was sharing the Lord with a lady last week, and the question came up when I mention that Jesus was the Saviour of the world, “What do I need to be saved from?

Often even among Christians there is a failure to recognize what Jesus has purchased for us on the Cross of Calvary.

The Bible tells us, in 2 Cor. 1:20, that ALL the promises of God, in Jesus, are yes and amen; and also in 1 John 5:14, we are told that this is the confidence that we have, that if we ask anything in accordance with His will, that He hears us; and if we know that He hears us, then whatever we have asked of Him, then we know that we have those petitions.

So why is it that in the face of these promises of God, that can readily be found in the Bible, where God has already spoken what His will is in certain matters, why is it that we have people praying prayers for healing and other things, where God has already told us what His will is, they are praying “Lord if it be your will?”

It is for us to read the contract (covenant), found in the Holy Bible, and then to find there a promise that applies to our problem or circumstance.

The Bible tells us that these stories and accounts that we read in our Bible were given for our example, and for our edification.

The Bible is our Handbook for life, and in it we learn what our rights and privileges are, as God’s covenant children; but also it tells us what our responsibilities are before God, as well.

Jesus’ last words that He spoke on the cross was It is finished,” and so there is nothing more that God must do.

Everything necessary for us in our provision, in things we need for ministry, for our families, jobs that we need, or healing for our bodies, all of these things have been provided through what Jesus has purchased for us on Calvary’s Cross.

It is for us to learn how to write the checks of heaven, and how to appropriate what we need by faith; and by that I mean we find a promise of God, already written in the Word, and having found that promise, we then begin to pray it, confess it, and stand on it, until our answer comes! Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland