Make no mistake… this is the Islamic agenda and strategy for America!


Make no mistake…

This is the Islamic agenda and strategy for America, and for the world! And it is important for us, in the West, to recognize that Islam is not as much a religion, as it is a political ideology, whose ultimate goal is to dominate and to control the world.


I got this response and link sent to me (see below) today from a friend; and here is my response.

I believe the birthrate figures within the U.S., among Islamic families far exceeds that of the non-Islamic, just as it has happened in Western Europe; and also in Lebanon, according to Bridget Gabrielle, who grew up there (she is also the founder and head of Act for America).

As the sign poster indicate, and really these Islamic fundamentalists, though they are a minority, nevertheless they truly represent what Islam, and the Koran teaches, which is “Death to the infidels,” where either you’re convert to Islam, or your die! And this is definitely the Islamic agenda, to take over from within, through attrition.

This guy, I think would agree with that assessment; and that so far, as it has already happened in Western Europe, likewise, their agenda is also succeeding here in America:


Jesus vs. Muhammad – What Christians need to know about the Muslim plot to control the world
Randy Jelinek – Guest Columnist – 6/12/2009 8:45:00 AM
On April 6, 2009, President Obama declared to the Muslim world that America is not a Judea-Christian nation. Those words, spoken during an address given in Turkey, appeared heart-felt and sincere — but according to the actual historic record, were sincerely wrong.

There is a mountain of evidence to support the fact that America was, and is, a Judeo-Christian nation. That is certainly true today — but what about tomorrow, next year, or a decade from now? Are we looking toward the future with our eyes wide open or our eyes wide shut?

The reality is that while President Obama may have intentionally lied to his Muslim audience to woo and win their approval, had he been speaking strictly as a futurist, the trend line shows that he is absolutely right.

The world is changing much faster than we realize. Europe will be a Muslim continent in less than 50 years. In fact, the only Western country that is currently regenerating itself as a Christian nation is the United States — and the only reason that is occurring is due to the steady stream of immigrants flowing in from Mexico.

Mexican mothers are traditionally Catholic. When they give birth in a U.S. hospital, their children are counted both as U.S. citizens and as Christians. Factored into the nation’s regeneration statistics, these children contribute an additional 0.6 to the 1.6 of other U.S. families, giving America an overall rating of 2.2 children per family. Population experts define 2.2 as a break-even point, because 2.2 is the minimal number of children per family a nation needs to sustain itself. When family size falls below that, the culture begins to die.

What does this mean? It means the only reason the United States is currently sustaining itself is because of illegal immigration from Mexico.

That is one way to look at the impact of immigration on a country, here is another.

The Muslim way – immigrate, procreate, populate, infiltrate, overtake
Unsustainable birthrates in France, Germany, Italy, England and Spain, combined with increased Muslim immigration to those countries, have created the “perfect storm” for the cultural transformation of Western Europe.

The strategy is based on immigrant families simply out-populating their host country. While it is difficult to imagine something like this occurring in a totalitarian regime like China or North Korea, in democratic countries it is not only possible, it is happening right now.

Take Great Britain, for instance. In England, family size averages 1.8 children per couple. Compare that to 8.1 children per couple for Muslim immigrant families and what we see is a little startling if not mind-blowing. The cultural transformation of Europe is driven entirely by Western society abandoning its biblical mandate to “be fruitful and multiply!”

The Muslim average of 8.1 children per family verses 1.8 for Brits produces a net gain of 6.3 children per family.  Keep that up over three generations of voting age adults and the social, political, and financial control of Western democracies is not only likely, it is inevitable.  Some European countries are now incenting natural-born citizens to have more children, but it is too late. Population experts say the trend is irreversible. Within 50 years, the European Union will be under Muslim control and Europe will cease to exist as we know it.

Muslim control is a numbers game

Deploying this strategy globally, Muslims can take political control of the Western world without firing a shot. Christians need to understand what is happening, and recognize that our children and grandchildren are going to live in a much different world than the one we occupy today.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge – Hosea 4:6

The only way to address a problem is to be aware of it. Make no mistake: the U.S. government is aware of this problem — they just don’t know what to do about it.

Based on his dismissal of America as a Judeo-Christian nation, President Obama’s approach is to heal wounds by removing Christianity as a stumbling block to progress. That way, he can proactively embrace the Muslim world as a potential trading partner and friend of the United States.

The president is well aware of the Muslim transformation of Europe and is preparing for what he believes will happen in America. He is not looking back at our history; he is looking forward to what could be a Muslim-controlled America.

What does that mean to Christians?  One thing — We must look to God…and prepare accordingly.

If we don’t, our fate will be the same as Europe and Canada. Our nation is clearly on that path, but not as far down the road as our cousins across the pond and to the north.

What happened in Europe can happen to us
The vast majority of European couples abandoned the faith of their Christian ancestors long ago. Today only five percent of people living in Europe actively attend church. The erosion of faith in Europe, Canada and to a lesser extent, here in the United States, is accompanied by three cultural phenomena: (1) smaller families, (2) desire for personal autonomy, and (3) focus on materialism.

Globally, preoccupation with self is nothing new, but the aggressive promotion of anti-family values and the cultural pressure to keep family size limited for the good of society is.

Me-first-always
The media glorification of the affluent jet-setter lifestyle, and the time, money and untold hours required to achieve wealth without God, have replaced monogamous marriage and the joy of family as the bedrock of Western culture. In the wake of this horrific shift in values, marriages crumble, families disintegrate, and millions of children grow up in single-parent homes — or worse, don’t grow up at all because they are aborted.

It is not that human beings won’t do the right thing when given the opportunity. It’s the simple fact that apart from a moral foundation based on the truth of God, we literally have no idea what the “right thing” is. Left with nothing to guide us but our sin nature, it is our nature to sin.

When a cultural shift takes away the religious foundation that shapes behavior and establishes norms, it sets the stage for a moral vacuum. In post-modern Europe, that moral vacuum has created a “less is more” mentality among modern-day couples that translates as follows: Fewer kids equals more time, money, and freedom for us.

Muslims don’t think like this
By contrast, the Islamic world seems to understand and appreciate two things very well: the value of family, and the importance of multiplication over many generations.

So must we. Not because Christians are afraid of Muslims, but because we want every Muslim to know and understand the truth of Jesus Christ, so they can be set free.

As Muslim immigration accelerates in our own back yard, Christians need to prepare themselves to love them into the Kingdom.  Why? Because that is the mission Christ has called us to carry out in Matthew 28:19 – “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.”

As fields ripen, what is needed to win Muslims to Christ?
Around the world and throughout the United States, Bible-believing Christians must begin thinking strategically and long-term. We must wake up and convince the leadership of our churches to help us take the actions necessary to equip ourselves as disciple makers within our own homes and families.

Winning the Muslim world to Christ does not begin with converting the mullahs. It begins with discipling our own children and grandchildren, so they understand the reason for the hope that is within them and are equipped to share that truth and teach it to others.

A compelling desire to fulfill God’s will in our own hearts and then pass the torch on to our children is the starting point of everything.

Can you answer these questions?
1. How can we keep America from becoming an Islamic nation when the birth rate and immigration strategy deployed by Muslims in Europe has succeeded so brilliantly?
2. What can the U.S. government do to help America avoid the situation in Europe?
3. How committed do you think the average Christian is to stand in the gap to preserve Judeo-Christian heritage in America?
4. What can Bible-believing churches do to equip and prepare members as disciple makers?
5. What specifically should Christian parents do to prepare their children as ambassadors of Christ?

Randy Jelinek (randy.jelinek@gmail.com) is a freelance journalist, home-school parent, and father of five. He writes widely on Christian leadership, discipleship, worldview and the role of parents in winning the culture for Christ. His first book — “The Eight Pillars of Christian Education” — will be published in December 2009.

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http://www.onenewsnow.com/Perspectives/Default.aspx?id=564868

It is my opinion, however (as I’ve said before, many times), that unless we have a Spiritual Awakening again here, in American, the likes of which happened at our nation’s birth (see Great Awakening — between 1730-1760), then we actually have no hope; and we will continue to decline as a nation, back into bondage, and eventually into a totalitarian society.

I also see this pattern in the Bible, in the nation of Israel; where they also started (as the Apostle Paul said in his Epistle to the Galatians, in the New Testament), that they began in the ‘Spirit,’ only to end in the ‘flesh.’

This pattern seems to be a natural phenomenon among humankind, where the pendulum typically swings (as Alexander Tyler pointed out back in 1770) between human bondage to spiritual faith; and then after having been spoiled by the resulting wealth and opulence, which is brought on by spiritual faith, they eventually slide back into selfishness, complacency and apathy; and then back into bondage and tyranny.

As we study our Bible, and as we look at history, it becomes clear that, as it relates to the great revivals and movements of God, the momentum that brings on a Spiritual Resurgence or Awakening (which leads to revival) is prayer; and typically such movements, when they happen, it is among the younger generation of those societies and cultures, that God is able to use, among the under thirty crowd.

Prayer here is like the accelerator pedal on a car (to use a metaphor), as long as the is being pressed, the forward momentum is maintain; but the moment it is no longer being pressed (and prayer ceases), whereas the momentum continues for a period of time, but eventually the vehicle comes to a halt.

That, in my opinion, is what has happened in Western Europe, that is today (I think it is fair to say a Post Christian society); and it is also happening here in the United States, as well.

The ONLY solution to this problem is for the Christian’s of our society, and also in Western Europe, to start pressing on the accelerator again, as per 2 Chronicles 7:14; and then as we humble ourselves, turn from our wicked ways, and begin to seek God’s face, only then do we get the promise that God will heal our land.

I would also add, that among some of the things that the Apostle Paul said would happen, in the last days (before Messiah Jesus returns) is that the people would be very ‘religious,’ but that they would deny the ‘POWER’ thereof;

2 Timothy 3:1-5

1 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5
having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

This typically happens as man tries to maintain what began in the Spirit, though human organization and control, where there is no longer this reliance upon the Spirit of God, which as Jesus pointed out to Nicodemus, in the Gospel of John, that you don’t know from what direction it will come next, nor where it will go… it requires faith and absolute trust, meaning our total reliance on the direction and leading of the Holy Spirit, which comes as a result of both prayer, and from our reading and meditating upon God’s Word.

These supernatural and miraculous manifestations were common place in the first century church, where it says “they went forth preaching the Good News, and these miraculous signs and wonders followed!”

Folks, this is God’s way of letting the people know that what is going on is truly the real thing, and that it is of God!!! This is what we are missing in our Western societies today, but it is today happening in many of the Third World countries.

Instead, in the Western Cultures of the today’s world, and among your typical mainline denominations, what we find being preached is more of an intellectual ‘Gospel,’ where rather than relying upon God, and the Supernatural manifestations of the Holy Spirit to convict and win people’s hearts, instead what we find is a Gospel message that relies more on our human talents and abilities to motivate and persuade; where (at least it would seem) the main thrust of so many churches today is more geared towards trying to motivate people intellectually towards monetary success, then it is towards repentance and God. Selah

Bottom-line, what we are called to do in the church cannot happen through human effort alone; but it requires of necessity, God’s POWER and God’s leading and direction… neither of which will ever happen as long as man insists upon being in control!

Furthermore, what I believe that God would like to see happen, if the church would only do its job, in the way God originally instructed and demonstrated through Jesus’ earthly ministry, and as it was also demonstrated in the first century church, is to see the Islamic community won to Christ and saved, as well!

But all of this requires prayer… and it will not happen… without our absolute reliance and dependency upon God! Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland


—–Original Message—–
From: Jim
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 8:17 AM
To: Skip Barland
Subject: Christianity and Cultural Survival

Is this true?

The rise of Islam in Europe has been linked to a decline in

Christianity and to a resulting loss of population.

Does that mean that the U.S., a churchgoing nation with a healthy birth rate, is relatively immune to Islamization?

Are we protected by our demographics? (For the answer, read below)

Christianity and Cultural Survival
Posted By William Kilpatrick On May 4, 2010 @ 12:04 am In FrontPage | 47 Comments
The rise of Islam in Europe has been linked to a decline in Christianity and to a resulting loss of population. Does that mean that the U.S., a churchgoing nation with a healthy birth rate, is relatively immune to Islamization? Are we protected by our demographics?
Before answering that question, let’s review the situation in Europe. Church attendance in some European countries is down to five percent of the population. Polls in Denmark reveal that only nine percent of Danes say that religion is very important in their life. In Spain, 46 percent of Spaniards between the ages of 15 and 24 consider themselves atheists, and a poll of self-described Catholics in France found that 45 percent of them are unable to say what Easter celebrates. Meanwhile, in contrast to the empty Christian churches, the European mosques are overflowing.

The loss of faith seems to have brought with it a loss of cultural confidence. Increasingly, it is Muslims who dictate what can be published, what can be taught, and what can be said—even what works of art can be displayed. Now that the sign of the cross has been replaced by a relativistic shrug of the shoulders, the culture no longer seems worth defending. As Mark Steyn puts it, “You can’t help noticing that since abandoning its faith in the unseen world, Europe seems also to have lost faith in the seen one.”

There is also, of course, a direct link between loss of faith and loss of population. People who don’t believe they have anything meaningful to pass on to the next generation tend to stop generating—with the result that much of the next generation in Europe is being produced by people who are fond of naming their boys “Mohammed.” In a nutshell, the Islamic faithful were quick to fill the spiritual and population vacuums created by the decline of Christian faith.

If a weakened Christianity invites an aggressive Islam, what is the prognosis for America?  On the surface, Americans seem to have a strong Christian commitment. And on the surface America doesn’t seem to have a population problem.  But below the surface there are problems aplenty.

Here’s one indication of the problem: a recent study conducted by Georgetown shows that Catholic college students are less likely to pray and attend Mass after four years of exposure to a Catholic education. The study showed similar results for non-Catholic private religious colleges. Four years of education at Christian colleges and universities produced graduates who were less inclined to attend church, to pray, and to read scripture than they had been before college entrance.

The study is reinforced by several recent polls which reveal that America is less Christian than it once was. According to a Newsweek poll the percentage of self-identified Christians in the United States has fallen from 86 percent of the population in 1990 to 76 percent today. In the same period the number of those who say they have no religion has nearly doubled from 8 to 15 percent. Among younger Americans, ages 18 to 29, a fourth classify themselves as agnostic, atheist, or of no religious faith.

How about that 76 percent that remain identified as Christians? Judging by the Georgetown study, you might not want to count on all of them, or even many of them, to stand shoulder to shoulder in resistance to cultural Islamization. In addition to cutting back on prayer, Bible reading, and church attendance, Christian students seem to acquire a more positive attitude toward activities—such as abortion and same-sex marriage—that were traditionally considered violations of the Christian moral code. Nowadays, the surest sign of your faith is a display of sensitivity to diversity. Education today—whether denominational or non-denominational—is mainly about learning the rules of relativism, and non-judgmentalism.  It seems safe to say that if they think about the matter much, students will tend to be non-judgmental about the Islamic faith, as well. Of course, a multicultural education more or less guarantees that people won’t give much thought to the matter because if all cultures, religions, and opinions are equal, what does it matter what people believe. Why bother to be better informed when you already know that all belief systems will turn out to be as innocuous and well-intentioned as your own?

This formation in relativism (which cuts across all age and class levels) also explains why the healthy American birth rate is not as healthy as it appears. Yes, it’s holding steady at the magic 2.1 replacement figure, but 41% of those births now occur out of wedlock. When applied to sexual morality the practice of non-judgmentalism produces tangible demographic results, and produces them in a relatively short period of time.  About 35 percent of white children are now born out of wedlock, as are 55 percent of Hispanic children, and 70 percent of black children.   And, as any cop, or school teacher, or single mother can attest, these trends quickly translate into trouble.  As they grow up, the boys in these fatherless families are particularly prone to school failure, delinquency, and gang activity. Sociologists say it has to do with the difficulty of establishing a masculine identity when there is no father in the home. Another way of putting it is that father absence tends to create an attraction to distorted masculine ideologies. Consider that the Nazi rise to power took advantage of the fact that a whole generation of German fathers had been lost in the First World War. Fatherless boys and young men growing up in the twenties and early thirties would have had a natural attraction to the exaggerated masculine ideology and trappings of the Nazi party.

Masculine identity, of course, is something that Islam specializes in. Sooner or later all these fatherless boys are going to notice that there’s a lot of hyper-masculine activity going on down at the local mosque. If you are going to join a gang, why not join the biggest, most powerful “gang” in the world. So, in the absence of traditional families, America’s respectable birth rate may only translate into more potential converts to Islam. Islamic activists, who are very savvy about such things, will no doubt devise ways to capitalize on rising illegitimacy rates—maybe something along the lines of:

Send your boy to Shaheed Summer Camp. We’ll teach him discipline and give him a sense of purpose. Your boy will learn stealth infiltration, media intimidation, paramilitary maneuvers, and other exciting activities, all in a structured environment. Thanks to a generous donation from the Wahabbi Summer Camp Foundation we are able to offer free tuitions.

Meanwhile, many Christians seem to be caught up in a pre-9/11 time warp in which gender experimentation is still thought to be on the cutting edge of progress. Thus, at Catholic Seattle University last year the first week of Lent was “Transgender Awareness Week” featuring a “Criss-Cross Day.” Cross-dressing exercises are also not uncommon in religious classes for Christian middle-schoolers. On a more mundane level, Christian children tend to get their religious education mainly from women—many of whom are still stuck in the tell-me-about-your-feelings method of pedagogy. In other words, the Christian churches aren’t offering much that might appeal to a boy in search of his manhood.

But that’s OK. Apparently there’s nothing to worry about out there, nothing that might require a little masculine assertiveness. Another finding of the Georgetown study was that students were much more likely to favor cuts in military spending as a result of their college education. Arms are for hugging, after all. In the world view of the modern multicultural Christian there are no enemies out there, only people who haven’t yet realized how much we respect their diversity.

It may be that 76 percent of Americans identify themselves as Christians, but how many of those would be willing to take a stand against the Islamization of America? How many would even realize there is a threat? How many would understand that Islam requires the eventual subjugation of all other religions, and that resistance is therefore something of a Christian duty?

There are a lot of indications that the answer to both questions is “not many.” America has high rates of divorce, illegitimacy, and abortion. Popular entertainment is beginning to resemble the Roman circus, and sexual experimentation has become a national pastime. You would think that if the 76 percent were serious about their faith it would be reflected in the larger culture. Obviously, the numbers who are willing to resist the cultural tides must be fairly small. The question is, if American Christians can’t successfully resist abortion activists or the relatively small number of gay activists, and if they are unable to counter the steady sexualization of their children by the entertainment industry, how likely is it that they will be able to resist the efforts of dedicated and well-funded cultural jihadists—especially when those stealth jihadists know how to play on the typical American’s compulsive need to demonstrate his tolerance for differences?

In contrast to Europe, America has plenty of practicing Christians. It also has freer speech and a freer press. But not many of those Christians seem to feel a need to use their free speech rights to raise awareness about the threat from Islam. If Christian bookstores are any indication of their frame of mind, Christians seem more concerned about weight loss than loss of freedom. A remarkable number of Christian books are devoted to explaining God’s plan for you to shed your extra pounds—thus giving a whole new meaning to the term “Christianity Lite.” At the same time—once again, judging by the shelves full of books on the subject—God has plans for you to beef-up your finances, improve your marriage, and succeed in business. Islam, on the other hand, seems to be well down on the list of things that American Christians worry about.

I recently attended a seminar on the threat of cultural jihad sponsored by a large Jewish community center. The presentation contained some fairly scary information. Afterward, in the crowded foyer, I overheard a woman asking, of no one in particular, “Where are the Christians?” Answer: look for them on the treadmills in the gyms or in the diet aisles at Whole Foods. Well, not all of them, of course; a growing number of Christians and Christian leaders are waking up to the Islamic threat. Still, in regard to Islam, most Christians seem to be living in a comfortable dreamworld.

William Kilpatrick’s articles on Islam have appeared in Front Page Magazine, Jihad Watch, Catholic World Report, National Catholic Register, World, and Investor’s Business Daily.

http://frontpagemag.com/2010/05/04/christianity-and-cultural-survival/


Ellis Island verses the illegal immigration problem today… then verses now:


That was then…

Ellis Island in New York Harbor was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States, as the site of the nation’s busiest immigration station between 1892 to 1954.

How other countries treat you if you are there illegally:

  • IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR
  • IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY.
  • IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.
  • IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED.
  • IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN.
  • IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.
  • IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.

BUT WHEN YOU CROSS THE U.S. BORDER ILLEGALLY TODAY YOU GET:

  1. A JOB,
  2. DRIVERS LICENSE,
  3. SOCIAL SECURITY CARD,
  4. WELFARE,
  5. FOOD STAMPS,
  6. CREDIT CARDS,
  7. SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE,
  8. FREE EDUCATION,
  9. FREE HEALTH CARE,
  10. A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON
  11. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE
  12. AND THE RIGHT TO CARRY  YOUR COUNTRY’S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH RESPECT

Now for those people of late who want to equate Ellis Island to the over 20 million people who we currently have in our country, who are here illegally; and who want to call anyone who objects to illegal immigration racist, they are either very ignorant of our history, or they are very dumb or both!!!

You want to know why our nation is going bankrupt today?

JOE LEGAL vs. JOSE ILLEGAL

You have two families: “Joe Legal” and “Jose Illegal”.
Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California.

Joe Legal works in construction has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour with taxes deducted.

Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15.00 cash “under the table”.


Ready? Now pay attention…

  • Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal taxes. Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week, or $31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00.
  • Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
  • Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00.Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
  • Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month, or $14,400.00 per year.      Joe Legal now has $9,631.00.Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00.
  • Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or $2,400.00 for insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00.Jose Illegal says, “We don’t need no stinkin’ insurance!” and still has $31,200.00.
  • Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month.
  • Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

Joe Legal’s and Jose Illegal’s children both attend the same school.

Joe Legal pays for his children’s lunches while Jose Illegal’s children get a government sponsored lunch.

Jose Illegal’s children have an after school ESL program.

Joe Legal’s children go home.

Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

Now what is wrong with this picture folks?

So the obvious question is, are our politicians really that dumb, or do they have a hidden agenda?

If your answered is yes to the latter of the two above questions, then you are correct. A good many of our politicians do have a globalist agenda, and they make no secret about it either, and they include both Democrats and Republicans too.

Among our more recent presidents who are on board with the international bankers, they include former presidents George Bush Sr.; Bill Clinton; George Bush Jr.; and not to forget the current guy who is sitting in the White House, who is himself an illegal alien, Barack Hussein Obama; and folks, let’s be clear, their agenda is to dissolve our sovereignty, undermine our U.S. Constitution, and join us first into the North American Union; and then into this coming One World government, which they call the New World Order!

I’m not at all in favor of this happening, and our giving up our sovereignty, and I’ll wager most of you feel the same way!

So with that said, why are we paying this people in Washington DC to ruin our country?

Let’s take back our government, and kick these bums and traitors out!!!

Ask me some day, and I’ll tell you how I really feel. 🙂

Therein ends my soapbox speech for today.

Shalom,

Skip Barland


P.S.

This lady, in her letter to the editor (see below), which never made it to the paper, said it pretty good I think.


From: Ed
To:
Skip Barland;

Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2010 12:08 AM
Subject: FW: Just well said,

—-Forwarded message—-

GOD BLESS AMERICA LAND THAT I LOVE

ORANGE COUNTY (CALIFORNIA) NEWSPAPER-New Immigrants
This is a very good letter to the editor. This woman made some good points…
For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady
made the argument pretty simple. NOT printed in the Orange
County Paper…
Newspapers simply won’t publish letters to the editor which they either
deem politically incorrect (read below) or which does not agree with the philosophy they’re pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your help it will get published via cyberspace!


From: “David LaBonte”
My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to “print” it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:

Dear Editor:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren’t being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.


Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.


They had waved good bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.


When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.

And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their
mother country. I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.


And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.

Rosemary LaBonte


I sincerely hope this letter gets read by millions of people all across the nation!!!

Is Obama really a Christian?


Here are just a few of the problems I have with this Administration and this President: Though he claims to be a Christian, his actions and that of his administration shows increased hostility against both Christians, and the Christian faith.

Obama claims to be a Christian, if that is true, how then does he reconcile the following?

  • In 2006, Barack Obama mocked and ridiculed scriptures in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, and then laughingly mocked the Sermon on the Mound (click here).
  • In June of 2007, Presidential candidate Barack Obama declares the USA is no longer a Christian nation.
  • The White House announced in May of 2009 that whereas President Obama would sign a proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, he nevertheless would be cancelling the ceremony at the White House. The reason I supposed was because he didn’t want to offend the atheists and Muslims. However, his actions, most always, clearly show that he could care less about offending Christians.
  • Yet on September 25, 2009 a National Day of Prayer for Muslims was held on Capitol Hill, right beside the White House (Click here).
  • More and more the atmosphere in the United States, especially under this Obama administration, is becoming increasingly hostel against both Christians, and also the teachings of the Bible. Case in point, in April of 2010, Franklin Graham was uninvited to be the speaker at the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer service.

    Listen to Franklin Graham as he gives the reason why: Franklin Graham says Obama ‘Giving Islam a Pass,’ Warns of Persecution!

  • Judging by his fruit, his actions, and his words, where in the past he seems to have distanced himself from both Christians, and the Christian faith, and then especially after viewing this video (Click here), it appears to me that Barack Obama is himself a Muslim, and not a Christian at all.

Clearly in the last days the Bible warns us to be weary of wolves in sheep’s clothing; of men who smile a lot, and are dripping with practiced sincerity; but are as serpents, who will rip you off, and will strike at a moment’s notice. We are warned not to be impressed with charisma; but rather to look for character.

The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me…

Jesus Christ

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace

Isaiah 9:6

And Jesus said:

The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed; to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD!Luke 4:18-19




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The Bible says there is only one way to Heaven…

Jesus said:
“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me.”
(John 14:6)

Good works cannot save you.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
(Ephesians 2:8-9)

Trust Jesus Christ today! Here’s what you must do:

  1. Admit you are a sinner.

    “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”
    (Romans 3:23)

    “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
    (Romans 5:12)

    “If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.”
    (1 John 1:10)

  2. Be willing to turn from sin (repent).

    Jesus said: “I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
    (Luke 13:5)

    “And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth

    all men every where to repent:”
    (Acts 17:30)

  3. Believe that Jesus Christ died for you, was buried, and rose from the dead.

    “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
    (John 3:16)

    “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us.”
    (Romans 5:8)

    “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
    (Romans 10:9)

  4. Through prayer, invite Jesus into your life to become your personal Saviour.

    “For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
    (Romans 10:10)

    “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
    (Romans 10:13)

What to pray:

Dear God, I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I believe that Jesus Christ shed His precious blood and died for my sin. I am willing to turn from sin. I now invite Christ to come into my heart and life as my personal Saviour.

“But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:”
(John 1:12)

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

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The Anointing of the Holy Spirit


The Anointing of the Holy Spirit

“You shall receive power after the Holy Spirit has come upon you!”

Acts 1:8

Jesus had to die so the Holy Spirit could be given to dwell INSIDE every believer!

The Importance of the Holy Spirit

So many of us grew up in churches that told us nothing about the importance of the Holy Spirit. Jesus had a lot to say about this important part of the Trinity. Please check out these topic links to find out more about the Holy Spirit :

  1. Holy Spirit : Born Again – We have died to our old self and been raised to a New Life in Christ – The HS is Our Guarantee – Seal of Redemption
  2. Holy Spirit : Comforter Teaches and Helps Us Understand
  3. Holy Spirit : Fruits of the Spirit
  4. Holy Spirit : Gifts of the Spirit
  5. Holy Spirit : Jesus had to die so the HS could be given to dwell INSIDE every believers
  6. Holy Spirit = Living Water
  7. Holy Spirit Lives in the Bodies of True Believers
  8. Baptism

The importance of the Holy Spirit, and the necessity of our learning to rely upon and trust Him, moment by moment, and also to be obedient to His leading in our life is paramount to our success.

Equally true, our ability to fulfill our destiny, and do the work for which He has called us to, in fulfilling the Great Commission is impossible without our reliance upon Him!

So our job is to get to know Him intimately; to rely upon and trust in Him; and then to obediently follow His leading on a daily 24/7 basis.

Let us be ever sensitive to His ever presence and anointing, and let us not inadvertently offend Him, and have His Anointing and His power lift from us, as happened to Sampson.

If you want to know what God desires of you today:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-19

16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
19 Do not quench the Spirit.
Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland


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Seeking victory by the power of His Spirit!

Judges 14:5-6 Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.

Judges 16:20 And she (Delilah)said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.

Samson is a powerful example of a man of God who won his battles over and over again because the Spirit of the Lord came upon him. Yet when he was finally defeated by Delilah’s temptations he didn’t realize that the Lord had left him, so effective was the woman’s spell.

The enemy is subtle and the temptations of the flesh can so quickly quench the presence and power of God’s spirit that we may not even realize it has happened. But this anointing of the Holy Spirit is our Life.…and our victory. Opposition can be destroyed and burdens can be lifted when His wonderful Presence fills and rests upon us. Our greatest battle is maintaining that internal communion with Him by His Spirit.

Temptations, bad habits, our sinful nature, demonic attacks, all these collaborate to rob us of this holy anointing, our communion with God, and our only real power over every enemy!

Samson’s victories vividly demonstrate the tremendous power of the anointing. His power over the Philistines was legendary and truly heroic. But when he lost his anointing, they nearly destroyed him.

How critical it is in these days to keep our lamps burning with the holy “oil” of Yeshua’s (Jesus’) anointing. His goodness will defeat the evils around us…His light will banish darkness…His joy will annihilate our depression…His forgiveness will root out all bitterness…His love will overcome our natural hatred…and every subtle deception will be exposed by His excellent TRUTH! Seek HIS ANOINTING, the fullness of the Holy Spirit — He will equip you to break every yoke of bondage and defeat every internal and external enemy.

Please don’t find yourself in the condition of Samson, in the arms of his lust, not even realizing that the anointing had left him. The cost was enormous, even though he was restored. Instead, guard yourself against the subtle temptations of this world seeking more and more of His indwelling Presence. That anointing will produce one victory after another. Amen.

Your family in the Lord with much agape love,

George, Rivka, Elianna & Obadiah
Negev Desert, Israel

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The lesson of the “Two Horses”


The lesson of the “Two Horses”

Philippians 2:1-22
(The Message)

1-4If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care— then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

5-8Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human!
Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.

9-11Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.

The Bible always says it best; but this is also a good story, and a good lesson for us all to learn from; that we not be so all consumed with our problems, our cares, and our needs; but that we should always make ourselves available and reach out to those who are in need around us… and in watering others, we shall also be watering ourselves! Selah

Shalom,

Skip Barland



From: PAT
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2010 7:32 PM
To: Skip Barland
Subject: Fw: Two Horses–I love this

Two Horses
There is a place in the countryside with a field that has two horses in it.


From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing….

Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him.


This alone is amazing.

If you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell.
Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field.

Attached to the horse’s halter is a small bell.

It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow.


As you stand and watch these two friends, You’ll see that

the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse,
And that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk
To where the other horse is, Trusting that he will not be led astray.

When the horse with the bell returns To the shelter of

the barn each evening, It stops occasionally and looks back,
Making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.


Like the owners of these two horses, God does not

throw us away just because we are not perfect
Or because we have problems or challenges.

He watches over us and even brings others into our lives
To help us when we are in need..

Sometimes we are the blind horse Being guided by the

little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives.

Other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way….

Good friends are like that…

You may not always see them, but you know they are always there.

Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours.

And remember…

Be kinder than necessary-


Everyone you meet is fighting
Some kind of battle.


Live simply,
Love generously,
Care deeply,
Speak kindly……

Leave the rest to God

BREAKING NEWS: OBAMA CHEATING SCANDAL: SHOCKING NEW REPORTS.

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Obama & Vera Baker: Is It Another “Lewinsky” Stunt?

Posted on 01 May 2010

NEW YORK: Former President Obama campaign’s finance director and political fundraiser Vera Baker is back in the news. Thanks to a report in National Enquirer today, Vera Baker is said to be in the middle of an Obama cheating scandal.

Published reports are citing sources close to both Vera Baker and President Barack Obama as saying they have “indisputable evidence” into

(On a side note: I just think it is interesting that this is in an overseas newspaper, and that thus far our major news media, here in the states, have been quiet thus far on this story… that their media star should be in a sex scandal?)

What about this story? Is there any truth to it?

I don’t know, but I think it certainly bears watching.

Question, could this be the betrayal in the White House that Kim Clement prophesied about?

Could this also be the reason why possibly there may be a spiritual change in direction forthcoming for Obama? We can only hope and pray it be so.

I’m not saying one way or another, I don’t even know if the story is true; but I’m just thinking out loud here. I do think that certainly we need to pay attention and follow this story, to see if it has legs.

This story was also reported in the Globe and also in the National Inquirer. There have also been several other publicized reports, regarding Obama in the past, in the Enquirer. Now if you are like most people, myself included, the National Enquirer would not be anything I would buy, or look to for any kind of story; but based on some information I have just read, I think we might want to rethink that opinion.The National Enquires’ reputation apparently has been changing lately; and I understand that they have even been considered for a Pulitzer Prize; and as an example, here are 7 times in the past when they got their story right, and were very accurate in their investigative reporting.

7 Stories The National Enquirer Actually Got Right
by Ethan TrexSome in the media have argued that The National Enquirer deserves Pulitzer Prize consideration for its investigative work into politician John Edwards’ affair with Rielle Hunter. Although it’s easy to dismiss The Enquirer as a tabloid collection of fabricated stories that offer little more than a distraction in the grocery store line, the weekly rag has actually broken some pretty big stories. Sure, headlines like “Stars with Cellulite!” and “Kirstie Alley: Only 4 Years to Live!” might not make anyone forget Woodward and Bernstein, but take a look at these Enquirer scoops:

1. Finding Ennis Cosby’s Killer

When Bill Cosby’s son Ennis was senselessly murdered on the shoulder of a Los Angeles freeway in 1997, The Enquirer took an odd step to help solve the case: it offered a $100,000 reward for information that led to the arrest and conviction of Cosby’s killer. Papers usually just announce rewards that other groups are offering, and to some this bounty seemed a lot like The Enquirer’s practice of paying its sources—a major taboo in mainstream journalism.

The reward worked, though. Witness Chris So learned of the huge reward and led police to the revolver used in the slaying by killer Mikhail Markhasev. The Enquirer also obtained copies of jailhouse letters that pointed to Markhasev’s guilt. Thanks in part to this evidence, Markhasev received a sentence of life without parole, plus 10 years.

2. Walking in O.J. Simpson’s Shoes

If you remember the O.J. Simpson murder trial, you surely can recall the infamous bloody footprint that was found at the crime scene. The print came from a Bruno Magli shoe, and the football star adamantly denied owning such a pair of kicks.

The Enquirer did some digging, though, and unearthed a photo of the Juice walking on the field at a 1993 Buffalo Bills game wearing a pair of Bruno Maglis. The paper then turned up a second photo of O.J. wearing the shoes. By the time his civil trial rolled around in 1996, Simpson was forced to admit, “I know I’ve had similar shoes.”

3. Jesse Jackson’s Family Tree Grows

In 2001, The Enquirer broke a story about Jesse Jackson fathering an illegitimate daughter with staffer Karin Stanford in 1999. Once The Enquirer scheduled its story on Jackson’s dalliances, mainstream media outlets around the country started picking up on the paper’s scoop. By the time The Enquirer’s issue made it onto newsstands, Jackson had already issued a statement confirming the facts of the story.

4. Bob Dole Was Once Frisky

This story never really got any traction, but during the 1996 presidential campaign, The Enquirer unearthed a scoop about Republican candidate, illeist, and future Viagra spokesman Bob Dole having once had a mistress. According to Meredith Roberts, a Washington trade publication editor, she had been Dole’s mistress from 1968 to 1970 during the candidate’s first marriage.

Even though Dole was using a family values platform to oppose Bill Clinton, most papers chose not to run with this story. (There were allegations that Elizabeth Dole personally called the Washington Post and begged for the paper to kill the story.) The Enquirer, however, interviewed Roberts and eventually published the story. In those pre-Lewinsky days, though, most editors seemed to think a 30-year-old affair wasn’t all that relevant, and the story never took off.

5. Gary Hart’s Political Ship Sails

“Follow me around. I don’t care. I’m serious. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They’d be very bored.” Colorado senator and presidential hopeful Gary Hart issued this bizarre challenge to the media in a 1987 New York Times Magazine profile, just before his career spectacularly imploded.

Murmurs of Hart having an affair had been circulating around Washington, and the Miami Herald ran a story linking the senator to a Miami woman. Nothing concrete emerged until The Enquirer published a photo of 29-year-old model Donna Rice sitting in Hart’s lap during a jaunt on Hart’s yacht, Monkey Business. (Look closely and you’ll see “Monkey Business Crew” written on Hart’s shirt.) A week after The Enquirer published the picture of Hart and Rice, Hart dropped out of the 1988 presidential race.

6. The Enquirer Catches O.J. Again

You probably remember the firestorm of controversy that surrounded O.J. Simpson’s “hypothetical confession” book If I Did It in 2007. The Enquirer actually broke the story of the book’s existence in October 2006, complete with the correct title. Simpson’s lawyers immediately denied that any such book project existed. Less than a year later, If I Did It hit bookstore shelves.

7. Rush Limbaugh Comes Clean

In 2003, The Enquirer ran a story in which conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh’s housekeeper provided Limbaugh with a steady stream of OxyContin to feed his painkiller addiction. Although some media outlets turned up their noses at the Enquirer’s scoop because the paper had paid housekeeper Wilma Cline for her story, law enforcement quickly confirmed that Limbaugh had purchased some 30,000 pills from Cline. Limbaugh then admitted on his show that he had a painkiller addiction and pledged to enter rehab.

They haven’t all been winners, though. Here are some stories The Enquirer got wrong:

• Carol Burnett was not drunk in public with Henry Kissinger in 1976, and she won a $1.6 million judgment against the paper.

• The male family members of kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart were in fact not part of a gay sex ring.

• Cameron Diaz was not caught cheating on Justin Timberlake in 2005.

• Representative Gary Condit’s wife did not attack missing intern Chandra Levy before Levy’s 2001 disappearance.

• Similarly, in 2004, Condit himself settled a $209 million libel suit against American Media, The Enquirer’s publisher, for an undisclosed amount.

• Clint Eastwood won $150,000 from The Enquirer in 1997 when the paper referred to a syndicated interview with the actor as “an exclusive.”

• Last June, actress Brooke Shields reached a settlement with The Enquirer after a reporter and a photographer from the paper checked her mother, who suffers from dementia, out of a New Jersey nursing home to gather information for a story.

So I wouldn’t out of hand just dismiss this story, based on the Enquirer’s past reputation; but let’s just wait and see what happens.

As Christians, we all know that the Bible says that we all will one day have to stand before the Judgment seat of Christ; and for everyone else, it will be the White Throne Judgment!

In the Bible, it also says that it is Only Christians who are justified by Faith, by the Faith of Abraham (see Galatians. 3:6-9); and the point is made that we, as Christians, are justified by faith in Christ, and not by works!

Paul over and over again tells us in Galatians that it is by faith, and that it is not of anything we do; that we are definitely NOT saved by works, or by any works of righteousness, that we do.

No, the Bible is very clear on this, that we ALL are saved, justified, reconciled and redeemed by faith in Jesus Christ alone, because of His shed Blood on Calvary’s cross; and there can be no religious works, good deeds, or any human effort that can compete with what He, Jesus, has already done, for us; which must be received by faith.

Now with that said and understood, how ridiculous is it for any Christian, or anyone calling himself a Christian, to even imply that all roads will lead to heaven, whether through Christ, or through any other religion, even among atheists; just as long as they were good and moral people. Now if you will recall, both Barak Obama and former President George W. Bush have both said that this is what they believe to be true about the Bible, according to their faith, and what they believe about their faith.

Well, the problem is, it contradicts what the Bible says, and more specifically it contradicts what Jesus, Himself, said, when He said “I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one may come unto the  Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

As Christians I think we all pretty much know this; but my point for bringing this up here, has to do with the warning Jesus gave, that in the last days there would be many people who would use His name, and claim to be Christians, who are no more than wolves in sheep’s clothing, and we need to be weary and not accept every spirit as though they are from God.

We can know them, the Bible says, by their fruit; and I believe also we can know them by what we hear them say.

On that note, whatever Obama and Bush believes to be true, any Christian knows that the very basis of the Christian faith begins with faith in Jesus Christ, and in the Blood of Christ, being the ONLY way anyone qualifies for entrance into heaven!

The Bible also warns us in Galatians 6:7, “For us not to be deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap;” and also we are warned in Luke 12:2-3, by our Lord Himself that, “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.”

So God here is plainly saying that we won’t get away with our secret agendas for long; and that there is coming a day of reckoning, and for some it will happen sooner than others; and there is also come an ultimate reckoning as well, as I just discribed; and which one we each will appear before will depend on whether we knew Jesus as our personal Saviour and Lord.

So much for that, but my point is, even though we don’t know yet whether this story about Obama is accurate, not yet anyway; but on the chance that it is accurate, and that it did happen, perhaps, I think it would be in order that we, as Christians, instead of aligning with the world and condemning him, I think it would be more appropriate if we instead prayed that God would use this, to bring him to salvation; and I’d also like to see the same thing happen with Tiger Woods as well, with regard to his recent scandal, and that God would use these scandals to bring these men, including Barak Obama, into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ and that they would be born-again.

The Bible talks about how judgment starts in the household of God (1 Peter 4:17); and I believe that one way God may bring revival to our land is to reveal the corrupt and evil practices that are going on, and expose it to the light of day, and along with that I believe will come the opportunity for repentance and turning to God; but I also want to point out that the Bible makes it very clear that this process, this judgment of God, begins in the household of God.

This is just something more, I think, for all of us to think about and to be praying about… and I pray that in the end, God’s will is done, and that He is glorified.

I’ll just leave it at that, and as the man said: “We report, and you decide!

Shalom,

Skip Barland


From: Ed

To: Skip Barland

Sent: Sunday, May 02, 2010 12:14 AM
Subject: OBAMA CHEATING SCANDAL: SHOCKING NEW REPORT

OBAMA CHEATING SCANDAL: SHOCKING NEW REPORTS Photo by: splash news online

UPDATED: Reports out of Washington, DC:  PRESIDENT OBAMA in a shocking cheating scandal after being caught in a Washington, D.C. Hotel with a former campaign aide.

A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old VERA BAKER in 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions.

Now, the investigators are searching for a hotel surveillance videotape.

While Baker has insisted in the past that “nothing happened” between them, reports reveal that top anti-Obama operatives are offering more than $1 million to witnesses to reveal what they know about the alleged hush-hush affair.

Among those being offered money is a limo driver who says in 2004 that he took Vera to a secret hotel rendezvous in a Washington hotel where Obama was staying.

An ENQUIRER reporter has confirmed the limo driver’s account of the secret 2004 rendezvous and has also learned that on-site hotel surveillance video camera footage could provide indisputable evidence to the investigation.

DEVELOPING STORY

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/reports_obama_cheating_scandal_vera_baker_investigation/celebrity/68590