Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ban Cigarette Lighters Made in China

Ban Cigarette Lighters Made in China


May I be so bold as to say that I hope you will find this human interest story quite interesting and yet at the same time disturbing enough to act upon. I’ve recently been reading stories on Martyrs from all around the world. During this desire to want to learn and know more about what my brothers and sisters in Christ have endured and are continuing to endure, I stumbled across something I believe deserves to be made known to all who will listen.


I receive a magazine every month called, “Voice of the Martyrs.” I am also reading a book called, “Hearts of Fire.” It just so happens that the magazine and the book I am reading have somewhat similar stories yet only 16 years separate them; or does it? I hate to say but I believe this tragic story can be told first hand innumerable times dating even further back than the first story I am about to share with you.


The story of Ling can be found on pages 193-232 in the book entitled, “Hearts of Fire.” It was April 1994 and by the age of 30 Ling had been on the run for 10 years. She had even seen her name on a “Wanted” poster during that time. One night she decided to step outside an apartment building to make a phone call. As soon as she walked outside the police were waiting to apprehend her. She was never told of her crime but she was interrogated for 10 months while also being severely tortured regularly. She was asked all kinds of questions such as, “Who are the people you have connections with overseas? Tell us about your illegal meetings. Who gives you your books and Bibles?” Clamps were placed behind her back and situated in such a way that she heard her bones crack. She eventually passed out from the pain finding herself facedown on the floor in her cell. She could not get up to eat or use her bucket because the pain was too great. Finally authorities had no real evidence and could not get her to reveal the names of her fellow believers. So in January of 1995 they reluctantly released her.


While in this Chinese prison Lings’ job was to make cigarette lighters. The book, “Hearts of Fire” specifically says that those cigarette lighters were to be exported to the West which is the reason I’ve written this article. Ling was imprisoned a second time and her next assignment was making wigs. At the time of the writing of “Hearts of Fire” in 2003 Ling was still on the government watch list after already being imprisoned twice. This is just a brief overview of Ling’s story.


Please bear with me as I share a few details on this next story about Yang Caizhen. Her daughter tells the story in the May 2010 issue of the “Voice of the Martyrs” magazine. Yang’s daughter Esther speaks of how her mother and father were sent to prison along with her aunt and uncle. On Sunday, September 13, 2009, more than 400 Chinese officials and hired thugs stormed the grounds of the Linfen Fushan Church, destroying buildings and injuring more than 100 church members. The church is said to be able to hold 50,000 people. Esther’s father was sentenced to three-and-a-half years but his whereabouts are unknown. Although, Esther does know where her mother is and of the two year prison sentence through a re-education through labor camp. Her job is to make cigarette lighters also. Esther worries about her mom who has arthritis and feels her mother’s health will only worsen under the stress of 15-hour days working in the labor camp. There is also so much more to this story which is featured throughout most of the magazine.


Throughout my lifetime I have often heard the phrase that we need to, “Buy American.” I have to admit it was not quite that big of a deal to me where I bought something as long as I got what I wanted. Then I heard about “Child Labor Laws” and still not even until recently after reading stories such as these has it become a wake up call. I’ve been reading where children whose ages range in the single digits are being forced to roll cigarettes. Now I am faced with knowing the “real facts” and am dumfounded by this new reality check. 


The enemy who is Satan has deceived authorities in China into believing they have the right to behave as heartless barbarians and beast of the earth by torturing believers in Christ beyond comprehension. I feel that as a Christian I have a duty to expose these heinous crimes against humanity. The Christians in China do not have the freedom to speak up for themselves but here in America where our freedom is gradually slipping away we can be a voice for those who aren’t being heard.


That is why I ask you join me in this effort to expose these evil deeds of darkness by not purchasing cigarette lighters that are made in China. Also, please do not forget some wigs are manufactured in China in the same cruel fashion. The United States may import “so-called goods” from China but we as individuals have a choice on our purchases.


Think of who is prospering from the sale of cigarette lighters when you imagine the guards torturing those who do not meet production standards. You can also think of it like this as you put yourself in your current position and mindset here in America. You work day in and day out to make a living for yourself. You want the money but wish you did not have to work so hard or for so many hours. Now think of Ling and Yang who work 15 to 16 hours a day 7 days a week. They have to make production and they do not get paid. They are tortured for not making production and the people who torture them are the ones lining their pockets. Plus, they are tortured for not releasing names of their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. Maybe you do not believe in God but you do have some form of belief in something. Do you really think the punishment these people receive for their beliefs is just? It may seem hard to believe but the truth is Christian persecution is not something from the ancient past. According to estimates, approximately 176,000 Christians are martyred each year.   


I have started a cause on Facebook called, “Ban Cigarette Lighters Made in China” and on my Blog at I have included this article under the same name in the “Articles Section.” I ask you to make people aware of this terrible situation by forwarding this email and Facebook cause on to everyone you think will be interested. You can join the Facebook cause at  


I did a survey on cigarette lighter brands and Bic along with Zippo are made in the U.S.A.. The mini Bic lighter is made in France while Scripto is made in China. Please take a stand and make a conscience effort not to buy a Scripto lighter.


One last thing I am able to do that I consider a great honor is to write to Yang Caizhen in her labor camp. I have no way of knowing if she receives my letters but I do know that the people in charge will see them. Voice of the Martyrs has sent prewritten postcards in Chinese with her address to their subscribers and now she is receiving them from all over the world. All it takes is writing your signature on it and a 98 cent stamp. In addition to the post cards I plan to use an online translator to interpret English into Chinese and send Yang letters as well.


To read more about the persecution of the saints go to and I encourage you to contact Voice of the Martyrs at the persecution website or by phone to start receiving their free monthly magazine. Hopefully, in the near future we will read of Yangs early release from the labor camp and the world-wide support she is receiving. Thank you for taking the time to read this article and I hope that you will take to heart the seriousness of this critical issue. And please remember Ling and Yang whenever you purchase a cigarette lighter.







Monday, August 3, 2009

Prophecy In The Making

By: Jennifer Sides © 2009

There has been quite a bit of profit made from the sales of doomsday movies over the course of time. Classic thrillers as some would be called. Sitting on the edge of our seats in anticipation of what is going to happen next. They hold our attention from the beginning all the way to the bitter end yet we still can’t get enough. It is as close to reality as we can get without actually moving to a warzone somewhere in the Middle East or trying to escape the horror from inside the World Trade Center as it collapses out of the clear blue sky. This would be a good time to reflect and think of those who have actually gone to battle in places such as those to stand for what is just. Recreate the scenes in your mind of the images surrounding September 11, 2001. Movies of those innocent victims along with headline news have filled our living rooms to a point where we have become more and more desensitized to the real God-given issues. The lessons God really wants us learn in such turmoil which goes a little something like this…”Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand” as declared by John the Baptist in Matthew 3:2.

Now more than ever it is time for a reality check. The very purpose and intent of this article is to serve as a wake-up call. The book of Ezekiel Chapter 3 speaks of a watchman who is to warn the house of Israel of their rebellion. If the watchman does so; then he has done his part; but if he does not; the blood of the person he did not warn is on his hands. I use this as an illustration to plead with you to wake up and respond to the call of the great commission; warning others to repent and turn to the Lord before it is to late. No one will endure the days that lie ahead without a right relationship with the Lord. Even if the predictions of End Times events do not take place during our lifetime that previous statement still holds true; because either way every knee will bow to the Lord on Judgment Day.

I truly believe if you are reading this that the Lord has a huge plan for you and I hope you will not dismiss it. I hope you will be able to decipher what you read here and put it to good use for His Kingdom and glory. I have provided a blog on my website at to hopefully get your undivided attention. Not that I want it per say; it is actually the Lord who wants it. The links as a whole are a puzzle which will develop into catastrophic events that no doomsday movie will ever be able to reveal onscreen. Those events will no doubt grab the attention of everyone on the face of the earth. Although there will be priceless special affects and insurmountable devastation the ratings won’t be of any relevance and the profits will be zilch. By that time it will probably be a cashless society anyway where piggy banks will just be a thing of the past. I am sure by then; the world will have bitten off more than it could chew.

The following information is what I believe in a nutshell. I do not expect anyone to believe the same things I do; if they believe any of it at all. Although; ultimately I do hope this information will penetrate the souls of everyone who reads it so deeply that as prophecy unravels right before their very eyes they will know Who to run and give their heart to. May this article serve as a testimony to the great commission which has been placed before me as I claim the reason for the hope I profess in Christ Jesus as the author and finisher of my faith.

Now for the pieces of the prophetic puzzle which are not in any kind of chronological order other than just what pops into my head next. I am not going to use all of the links included from the “prophetic watch” section of my blog in hopes that you will read for yourself and ponder upon them as time allows. Just remember; Satan is running out of time and is seeking to wreak havoc on us all! His leash is getting longer and longer as the pieces of the puzzle come together more vividly.

With those things said; there are many prophecies being fulfilled even as I write this article. One prophecy headline news has not taken much notice of are the preparations in Israel for construction of the Jewish temple. A Muslim mosque stands in the way of where the actual temple itself will be constructed but that is not stopping the Israeli people from building an altar for it. A recent survey shows that 64% of the Israeli people are in favor of building the temple. Revelation 11:1, 2 speaks of the temple actually being built. Three and a half years after the temple has been under construction the prophecy of Daniel 9:26 and Luke 21:20-24 will take place. Also, an internet article from the dated May 9, 2009 states that Benjamin Netanyahu will try to rebuild the Jewish temple.

Another prophecy worth bringing to your attention can be found in the ancient city of Babylon, Iraq which was ruled by King Nebuchadnezzar from around 605 B.C. to 562 B.C. Babylon, Iraq was a pet project of the late Saddam Hussein who often compared himself to his late great idol King Nebuchadnezzar. Saddam envisioned transforming the Babylonian gardens into what he hoped would be an even greater vision than that of Nebuchadnezzar. His capture eventually spoiled that dream along with many others he had for Babylon. Even so; the Hanging Gardens still made it to the top 2 spot as one of the new “seven wonders of the world” in a recent 2009 issue of Life Magazine.

Just in the past few months of this year; 2009; the U.S. State Department and the World Monuments Fund committed $700,000 to help rebuild and bring tourism to Babylon, Iraq. Surely you are thinking what I thought when I first heard this. Where on earth did they get the money for that? One of the reasons American leaders are being so generous with our tax dollars is because they are trying to make up for the devastation caused in Iraq when U. S. troops went to hunt down Saddam Hussein. Isn’t it good to know the politicians in Washington have a conscience?

Now you may be wondering, what if anything does this have to do with Bible prophecy? Just one example for that question can be found in Revelation 18:9 where we are told, “The kings of the earth who committed fornication and lived with her will weep and lament for her, when they see the smoke of her burning, standing at the distance for fear of her torment, saying, “Alas, alas, that great city of Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come.” My point here is that Babylon will have to be rebuilt for that day to come. You may say, “Well, a city like that can’t be rebuilt in my lifetime.” You might want to take that thought back because actually it can. I have the perfect example that no one in their right mind can argue with. That example can be found in the United Arab Emigrants and it is called, “Dubai.” I am forty years old and in less than half that amount of time Dubai was just a forethought. Now it is a major tourist attraction that could be discussed for hours on end. Look this city up on the internet. It is simply amazing and it was built with oil money. If the city of Dubai can be built in such a short time; how much quicker will the city of Babylon become a prophecy fulfilled? I guarantee you once the project gets under way; progress will be full speed ahead just as the Tower of Babel.

On July 14, 2009, The New York Times online made reference to a scripture of prophecy found in Revelation 16:12. It seems that the Euphrates River in Iraq is drying up and turning to desert while destroying wheat, rice and barley fields along with fishing. It is affecting all of society in Iraq as even sheiks and top diplomats are at a loss on dealing with the devastation. Although Revelation 16:12 mentions the Euphrates River drying up; I do not believe the sixth bowl has been poured out yet. What I do believe is the Euphrates River drying up is an early warning sign from God on what more to expect in the not so distant future.

Now without using any of the links provided in my blog I am going to discuss the antichrist. I have no idea who the antichrist is. I can only guesstimate. Personally; I do not rule anybody out. There are three key factors that I want to bring to your attention. I believe these factors are crucial to everyone on the face of the planet. I also believe this is the order of those crucial facts I am about to discuss. One example can be found in Revelation 13:3, 4 where the beast receives a wound so severe that it seems there is no possible way the beast could have survived. This is a counterfeit to the picture of Jesus when he rose again after three days from being crucified. Thomas had to see His scars before he would believe it was Jesus. Many people who see the beast and his wound will worship him because he lives. Please whatever you do, do not fall for this!

My second point can be found in 2nd Thessalonians 2:3, 4 where it says, “Let no one deceive you by any means; for the Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.” Do not worship anyone who sits in the temple and claims he is God! He is the antichrist! He will probably have received his wound by then; which will be how he gains access to such a high honor.

Last but not least, the Bible warns of antichrists and tells you how you know one when you see one. There are several places this information can be found so you will know how to avoid the antichrists wicked schemes. One thing is for sure... I am telling you there is no doubt…. Jesus himself will not appear until we see him coming from the clouds with His angels as described in Revelation 14:14, 16. This illustration can also be found in Matthew 24:29, 31. 1st Corinthians 15:52 says that we will all be changed at the last trumpet. There are seven trumpets and they are all referred to throughout the book of Revelation. For example if you see the seventh trumpet mentioned once; do not think that is the only time you will see it mentioned.

Another sign of the times can be taken from Daniel 12:4 where we read, “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” The most recent proof I have of that prophecy is from an article dated July 9, 2009 where we are informed that British researchers have taken stem cells from an embryo and created human sperm. They have heads, they have tails, and they move. They have all the essential qualities for creating life. The aim, we are told, is to revolutionize the treatment of infertility. Now men are no longer needed to create babies but will they have a soul?

A cashless society has slowly been creeping onto the scene of our every day lives for several years now. We can see it in a variety of ways whether through credit cards or toll roads. Banks giving credit to people with bad credit has caused a snowball effect all across the economic boards on Wall Street. Government bailouts have been paid out to a point of no return. Companies and movie stars alike are going bankrupt. They are spending money like a child eats candy. California’s gone bankrupt. Unemployment rates are rising with no end in sight. America’s in debt. Iceland has gone bankrupt. China and Russia are requesting a one world currency. is pushing for Mexico, Canada and the United States to join their currencies. Where does it all end and what does it all mean? The truth; it will not end until it is finished. It will not be finished until Satan is conquered once and for all. What it means and what it is all boiling down to can be found in Revelation 13:15-18 where it says, “He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

Another major sign that the end times are rapidly approaching can be found in the morals of people as a whole. Things that go against the will of God are being accepted to the point that laws are being passed in the favor of such immoral acts of rebellion. Pornographic images are being placed on billboard signs. States have begun passing homosexual marriage laws even though 1st Corinthians 6:9 says, “The homosexual will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.” Abortion has been legalized. Precious lives that can’t speak for themselves are being murdered day in and day out!

This just about sums up a few of the thoughts I have about end time prophecies at the moment. I may update this article at a later date to reflect newer links posted in the future. In the meantime, watch therefore and be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect; Matthew 24:44.

Seek Him while He may be found,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Israel In Prophesy

Israel in Prophecy
By: Jennifer Sides

Declaring their dependence on May 14, 1948; Israel is the world’s only Jewish state with Jerusalem being the capital and largest city. They are the 100th smallest country in the world. Speaking of Israel; Ezekiel 36:11 says, “I will multiply upon you man and beast, and they shall increase and bear young; I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I am the Lord.” I believe many of the links my blog provides in the “Israel” section confirm the Lord is bestowing blessings upon His chosen people beyond measure. I will be using a few of those links as examples but I encourage you to be zealous and search out these truths in scripture first hand.

Proof that man would be multiplied upon the land just as Ezekiel 36:11 described began taking place soon after Israel declared their dependence in 1948 with the population increasing from 800,000 to 2,000,000 by 1958. Currently as of 2009 the population of Israel is 7,411,000. In 1952 an estimated 200,000 Jews who infiltrated back into Israel brought with them no possessions and lived in tents. Recently there has been even more confirmation the prophecy of Ezekiel 36:11 is being fulfilled with the “American Dream” slowly slipping away from the fingertips of North Americans as many of them have begun seeking refuge in Israel. For the first time in history the Israeli economy is doing better than the American economy with the Israeli economy growing an average of 5% a year for the past five years. Israel now has the second-largest number of startup companies in the world after the United States and the largest number of NASDAQ-listed companies outside North America. In 2007, Israel had the 44th-highest gross domestic product and the 22nd-highest gross domestic product per capita (at purchasing power parity) at US$232.7 billion and US$33, 299, respectively.

Among other list of impressive accomplishments Israel is considered one of the most advanced countries in Southwest Asia and the Middle East in economic and industrial development. Their chief exports are fruits, vegetables, pharmaceuticals, military technology, and diamonds. Israel is a world leader in water conservation, geothermal energy, cutting edge technology and much more! Israel ranks highest among Middle Eastern countries on the UN human development index and also freedom of the press. Tourism, especially religious tourism, plays another important part in Israel with 2008 being a record breaking year with over 3,000,000 tourists. That is a 30% increase from the year 2007.

Now we all know how bad the global economy is doing as a whole yet Israel seems to be picking up steam at a steady pace. They even have a company called “Agritech” which has taken on a major role to solve the global food crisis. I would say that is quite a huge feet for the 100th smallest state in the world! Israel is like David taking on Goliath in the midst of this global economic turmoil! The list of Israel’s accomplishments goes on and on. I encourage you to read the links provided about Israel and really try to understand what is taking place right before the world’s very eyes. I have no doubt you will see first hand the Lord at work during these very troublesome and uncertain times. If you think about it Israel has only been a state for 61 years yet they are doing exceedingly well for such a small country. “Why is that?” some might say. It is because the Lord promised He would do it! Remember that 200,000 Israelis started out with no earthly possessions and lived in tents?!?! That is simply a miracle! Amen!

Now I have heard it said and it makes sense to me that when Matthew 24:32 says, (“Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near”) that the fig tree represents Israel becoming a state. Chapter 24 as a whole refers to the tribulation, coming of the Son of man and no one knowing the day or the hour. In verse 34 it says that, “This generation will by no means pass away until all these things take place.” I personally believe this means the generation which saw Israel become a state will not pass away until the 7 years of Tribulation takes place that is mentioned in the book of Revelation.

There is more scriptural confirmation that Israel will be the productive country foretold about in Ezekiel 36:11. It can be found just two chapters over in Ezekiel 38:12, 13 with chapters 38 and 39 being the main focus as a whole. I encourage you to read those chapters since I am not going to cover it all…just the main points I am trying to make. There will be countries who will invade Israel in verses 12 and 13 of Chapter 38. There mission will be to attack the Israeli people and acquire their earthly goods. It says in verse 4 of Chapter 38 that those countries will have a hook in their mouths and be lead out with all their armies. I am not sure how those armies will be lead out but I do have three scenarios.

First of all, it may have to do with the global economy getting much worse for those countries and Israel being much more productive. Remember; Israel is already one of the most productive countries in the Middle East. This is no different than the Palestinians coveting and trying to take land from the Israelites that does not belong to them; which brings me to my second point. Many countries have taken it upon themselves to tell Israel how to run their country by giving them ultimatums on how they need to stop building settlements in their own God given territory. Even more disheartening is an article dated June 22, 2009 on the website proclaiming the results of a poll taken recently by Americans. It claims the percentage of Americans growing impatient with the Israeli people building settlements on their own territory is on the rise. This is just another example of how America has been shaken off the foundation of its’ Godly heritage. A world-wide percentage of people along with so many of the countries leaders who are already rallying against Israel to divide their land may spark a war far greater than one that may occur with Iran.

Third, there is no doubt tensions are flaring up in Israel like never before. Recent developments confirm Israel is working on offensive and defensive strategies to face whatever might happen in the not so distant future. On May 31, 2009 Israel held its biggest civil defense drill in their history. In recent weeks Benjamin Netanyahu has been asking world leaders for permission to fly over their countries to invade Iran over their nuclear facilities. Israel wants to take out those areas of Iran before Iran tries to take them out. God only knows; Israel could fly over air space that a country did or did not grant them permission to fly over and that country along with several others may use it as an excuse to attack Israel and attempt to take everything they own. A good example to illustrate this point would be how it was said recently that Saudi Arabia granted Israel permission to fly in their air space to attack Iran. On July 7, 2009 Saudi Arabia denied the claims. So what would’ve happened if Israel had flown over Saudi Arabia before the claims had been denied? Also, on July 18, 2009 Israeli warships rehearsed for Iran attacks in the Red Sea.

I have every reason to believe there is the grave possibility that Israel will follow through with their plans to disarm Iran. Those beliefs stem from previous attempts in Israel’s past to launch similar attempts. Here are a few examples. On June 7, 1981, Israel heavily bombed Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor in Operation Opera, disabling it. Israeli intelligence had suspected Iraq was intending to use it for weapons development. In 1982, Israel intervened in the Lebanese Civil War to destroy the bases from which the Palestine Liberation Organization launched attacks and missiles at northern Israel. On September 6, 2007, the Israeli Air Force launched Operation Orchard in Syria, bombing what it suspected to be a nuclear site.

There are many signs to focus on when it comes to end times events. Most importantly remember that the main focus will revolve around Jerusalem, Israel which is the center point of much of Bible prophecy. With those things said, I believe there will be at least two major wars between Israel and those countries mentioned in Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39 during our lifetime or generation. Yes, the Bible says, “There will be wars and rumors of war” in Mark 13:7 but there are specific wars to watch for. No doubt there will be the war of Daniel 9:25-27 which takes place in the middle of the 7 ½ years that will mark the beginning of the “Great Tribulation” spoken of in Matthew chapter 24. Reference is also made to it in Luke 21:20-24. It states, “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know the desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which were written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”

As I mentioned in the previous paragraph; Luke 21:20 says that once Jerusalem is surrounded by armies the desolation will be near. The desolation it is referring to can be found in Daniel 9:27 (see also Matthew 24:15) after the middle of the 7 years of tribulation which will also be in the middle of the 7 year peace covenant Israel makes with many. After Jerusalem is made desolate the Antichrist will be revealed as stated in 2nd Thessalonians 2:3-4. He will do so by sitting as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God. 2nd Thessalonians states in verse 2:2,3 that Christ will not come until the falling away comes first, and the son of man is revealed. “Falling away” in the Greek means military rebellion. Therefore, Christ will not return until the armies have surrounded and made Jerusalem desolate. Without knowing what “falling away” means I believe it is
still clear those events have to take place before Jesus returns. I believe Matthew, Mark and Luke all give the exact order of the events which will take place.

I promise I am not trying to be confusing on this next example. I just see a couple of different scenarios on the following two verses. The second or first war, it is really hard to say, is the one I referred to in Ezekiel Chapters 38 and 39 which may also be tied into the final war in Revelation 20:6-10 where God and Magog surround the camp of the saints and the beloved city Jerusalem. I have heard it said those two wars are one in the same. Whatever the case may be that war could happen after the 7 ½ years of tribulation. One thing is for sure – we need to be watching for the signs of Jesus coming. They were given to us when the disciples ask Jesus specifically in Matthew 24:3, “What will be the sign of Your coming and the end of the age?” Jesus answered them at that moment because He did not want them to be blind about what the future would hold. Now I know the things I have written about in this article did not take place during their lifetime but each of them did have to face great personal tribulations of their own as 11 out of 12 of them were martyred. We may not know the day or the hour in which Jesus will return just as He does not; but in Matthew chapter 24 we are cautioned to watch and be ready.

In closing, just remember Luke 21:35-36 says, “It will come as a snare on all those who dwell, on the face of the earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” Whatever you do don’t be like the scoffers who in 2nd Peter 3:3 walked according to their own lusts saying, “Where is the promise of His coming?” We are living in a day and age where we can’t afford to rule out what may be the very signs we were instructed to watch for! We are also instructed in Psalm 122:6 to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. The first 3 ½ years of the tribulation may seem like Jerusalem has peace once and for all but it will really be like a smokescreen. Satan is running out of time and is devising a plan in which he will use the antichrist along with many others to try and fulfill his evil schemes. You can’t be a Christian and not be for the Jews. We as Christians have been grafted into the vine as described in Romans Chapter 11 having become one in Christ ultimately known as the “Bride of Christ.” So I encourage you to pray for the peace of Jerusalem which will not be until all things are made new in Revelation Chapter 21 when the New Jerusalem comes down from heaven. He will then wipe away every tear, there will be no more death, no more pain, or sorrow, nor crying! Amen!

In the meantime -
Watch and pray,

Thursday, July 2, 2009

What I Believe and Why I Believe It

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. - 1st Peter 3:15

What I Believe and Why I Believe It

As I pondered upon what I believe the Lord would have me write on the topic of What I Believe and Why I Believe It; I felt I should begin by naming just a few things each and every one of us have in common from the very moment we are first conceived.

1. Every since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden in Genesis 3:1-24 each of us were born of the flesh (sinful nature) as mentioned to Nicodemus in John Chapter 3. Romans 5:19 speaking of Adam puts it this way, “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners.”

2. Adam and Eve had everything they needed including a right relationship with God while in the Garden of Eden until the forbidden fruit was tasted. As a result we now face the consequences due to their selfish pride. As soon as we are born we begin seeking a right relationship with someone who will meet our every need. We long to be clothed, fed and nourished in ways that are beyond our control. As we become more aware of our existence we begin to sense even more areas of our lives that want (whether we need it or not) attention and many other accommodations to fill our selfish desires.

3. Did you know it is a proven fact that 10 out of every 10 people will face death? Unless you happen to be someone who is raptured out of here at the last trumpet mentioned in 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52 during the 7 years of Tribulation.

4. Everyone faces an eternal destiny.

In Exodus 20:1-17 God used Moses to introduce The 10 Commandments (The Law, God’s Moral Standard) to the people. Can you name any of the 10 Commandments? I will name three for you.

1. The first commandment states that, “you shall have no other Gods before me.” In other words Matthew 22:37 says, “you should love the Lord your God with all of your heart, with all of your soul, and with all of your mind.”

2. The sixth commandment tells us that “you shall not murder”. 1 John 3:15 says, “But he who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”

3. The seventh commandment is “you shall not commit adultery.” Matthew 5:27, 28 tells us “You have heard it said that it was said “to those of old”, You shall not commit adultery. But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”

Remember there are seven more commandments left. God’s standards are much higher than ours. His ways are above our ways. Now that you have been confronted with his standards do you think you are guilty or innocent of obeying his commands? Would you go to heaven or hell?

In civil law we only have to break one law to go to jail or even worse. James 2:10 tells us “For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.” Think about it…..every sin mentioned in the Bible points to at least one of the Ten Commandments. The root of all sin points back to the pride in the hearts of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. This is how we become guilty before a just and holy God. He will be our judge on Judgment Day (Revelation 20:11-15). The following chapter of Revelation tells us, “the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.”

Let’s go back to civil law. You stand before the judge and you tell him you are sorry for what you have done. You tell him you know he is a good judge and that because he is a good judge you think he should let you go. If the judge is a good judge he is not going to let murderers, rapists and various other lawbreakers go. He is going to let the law do its work.

If you have read this far and have found yourself to be guilty in the eyes of the Lord by breaking His moral law then there is some great news I would like to share with you. John 3:16, 17 tells us, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.” Romans 5:8 puts it this way, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. “ In other words; Jesus paid for a debt that neither you nor I could afford.

Now may be the time to repent and tell the Lord you are sorry for the sins you have committed against him. The definition of Godly sorrow and repentance is in 2nd Corinthians 7:10 when we are told, “For Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted: but the sorrow of the world produces death.” Ask him for forgiveness. He sent his one and only Son for you to come before Him today with a humble heart. Romans 5:19 states that, “by one Mans obedience many will be made righteous.” Ask Him to lead and guide you as you seek His will for your life so that you will be made righteous on the Day of Judgment.

I believe and am fully convinced after studying The Way of the Master Evangelism materials that we are to preach the full counsel of the Lord. We are to preach the law to the proud and grace to the humble. It is not until a sinner sees the full consequences of his guilt that He will come clinging to the cross for salvation. He will not fully appreciate the price Jesus paid for his redemption otherwise. Paul said in Romans 7:7, “he had not known sin, except by the law.” He also said in Galatians 3:24, “Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.”

I also believe preaching the full counsel of God is the only way we will ever see true revival. Some people think this form of Evangelism is legalism. Legalism would be to tell someone, “do not touch, do not taste, do not handle” as described in Colossians 2:21. It was not meant to be used as a way of looking down on people who may seem to be less spiritual. 1st Corinthians 6:9,11 instructs us, “not to be deceived because we were all at one time in the world living as fornicators, idolaters, homosexuals, sodomites, adulterers, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners with no inheritance in the Kingdom of Heaven. As Christians we need to simply use the law to show the sinner that we are all on the same path of destruction without the blood of Jesus to wash away our sins.

You may not know what your purpose is in life. Let me assure you we have all been graced with a God-given purpose. I believe as a Christian the number one calling of everyone who claims the name of Jesus is mentioned in Matthew 28:16-20 where he tells the disciples, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.” They began to do just that all through the book of Acts. Jesus also told the disciples in Matthew 4:19, “to follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” The book of Jude goes as far as to tell us, but save others with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. Paul said in 1st Corinthians 9:16, “Woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!”

Matthew 7:16 gives an example of the behavior a true disciple of Christ must possess by telling us, “you shall know them by their fruits.” What are fruits? Galatians 5:22,23 reveals these characteristics to us by saying, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” The same chapter in just a few verses before mentions the same characteristics which showed us we were lawbreakers and headed to hell.

Don’t be like the false converts in Titus 1:16 who profess to know God, but in works deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work. I can’t stress enough how important it is to strive for righteousness while using the law as the means by which to bring lost souls to the Savior. Jesus described the difference of following either of these two paths in Matthew 5:19, 20 when he said, “Whoever therefore breaks one of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

Today is the day of salvation. (2nd Corinthians 6:2) Won’t you please make your calling and election sure? (2nd Peter 1:10) I hope what I believe in and why I believe it has spoken to your heart in such a way that you embrace a faith in Jesus like never before!


To Judas; Whom I Loved

To Judas; Whom I Loved
Jennifer Sides 11/9/06

Do you remember when I called you? Oh, how I fondly remember the day that you and I along with the others went to the mountain. I prayed throughout the night and after daylight settled in I gathered you together to Myself and chose twelve of you to be My disciples. That was just at the beginning of our lifelong relationship. Although; ironically; the end of our lives has left us in two totally different realms.

I know what you are contemplating and the eternal destiny you have chosen as your own. As I hang here about to be crucified and you hang there in the balance of your fate; I wish it were not to late to ask My Father in heaven to forgive you as I am now asking him to forgive the others who put Me here. You see, I loved you. I would have died for you had you only followed Me home to the place I will be preparing.

Do you remember how soon after I chose you we all walked down the mountain together and met the multitudes who were sick and tormented with unclean spirits? My Father performed many miracles through Me that day. You saw them with your very own eyes. He even allowed Me to give you His power from on high to perform many miracles as well and all the more greater. You walked with Me for many days afterwards participating in the midst of My Fathers’ plan. You were given special privileges beyond your own recognition. You were entrusted to play a part in the most incredible journey of all time. Oh, how I longed for your heart to be made pure and holy. You played the part well but you never totally surrendered to the call.

I gave a message that day as I began speaking of the beatitudes. Do you remember how I looked at you and the other disciples just before I began? My eyes were filled with such compassion as I began to prepare your hearts for a new life. It saddens Me to know that the woes I pronounced were what you chose to become. Woe to you Judas for you were the one who became rich and received no consolation! There was a way of escape! You could have become poor so that you would have inherited the kingdom of heaven! Don’t you remember me saying that? I said those very words to each and every one of you who were on that mountain! Oh, how I hope they realize what you did not. I hope they understand it deep inside their souls that many are called, but few are chosen. You see, he who endures till the end shall be saved. If only you had repented and turned from your evil ways!

The very heart of my message came next. Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. You used Me, Judas. You used Me to become something that you now realize you could not be. You were wise in your own eyes only to become a fool. You partook of My affections for you and the love that I freely give. You stayed around until you thought you did not need Me anymore. I wish you would have realized that I am all you ever really needed. I am more than enough! You became a partaker of the Holy Spirit and tasted the good word of God among the thorns and in doing so you fell away and it became impossible for you to be renewed again by repentance being that My Father gave you over to a depraved mind.

You walked along side of the disciples and Myself daily in what could have been sweet fellowship. We had so many things to rejoice over like the time the multitude of five thousand were fed with only five loaves of bread and two fish. They were even full from such a wonderful feast with plenty of food left over! You even saw a little girl who was brought back to life. Boy, were her parents ever so grateful! You saw a man blind from birth receive his sight but you refused to see and understand with the spiritual insight that I so desperately wanted you to receive. Yet, this man believed and received Me immediately.

I even remember (although I was asleep at first) how you were afraid for your life when we were in the boat and the storm came. Though now; for some reason you have chosen to take that life you were so afraid for. Yes, had you not chosen this way out you would still be on the road that leads to destruction. You were committing spiritual suicide from the darkness that was in your heart. I feared for you and longed for you to seek My Fathers’ will. In the midst of so many miracles you allowed your cares for this world to be the god of your desires.

One thing I really find heart wrenching is that you deceived yourself because you were hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. You felt you had no need for fellowship with me or the brethren and therefore you departed from the one true living God with an evil heart of unbelief. I wish you had received our encouragement and prayers. You were so caught up with the cares of this world and what it has to offer. Judas, you can’t take those things with you when you go. I know you know that now. There will be many riches in the kingdom of heaven. There is even a mansion I invited you to share with Me and I would have gladly welcomed you with the open arms I had for you down here on earth.

You said you believed in Me and you even traveled many a journey along side of Myself and the disciples. Did you not know that even the demons believe and tremble? Think of all the precious moments you spent with the other disciples getting to know them yet they never really knew you. It pains Me to say that My Father never knew you as well. We even allowed you to handle the money box in your own privacy and you stole from it whenever you felt the need. That money was for the poor. What is even more troublesome is that your soul was poorer than those who had no material possessions.

You were a counterfeit parading around as a false witness on My behalf. You were a blind guide imitating the Pharisees while being full of extortion and self-indulgence. Many unbelievers choose people who behave as you have to be one of their many excuses for why they deny the faith and want no part of Me. You could have become a stumbling block to My little ones but fortunately I can say that your false testimony has not harmed them. They were so busy examining their own hearts and wondering about their own loyalty to Me. You know how Peter is. He can be so weak at times; like the day when he got out of the boat and was walking over to Me on the water. He could have drowned when he took his eyes off of Me. Yet, he still had enough faith to call out to Me to save Him. Many people who are walking in the dark such as you were will claim to know Me in the days that lie ahead. They will cause My little ones to stumble and fall away like a leaf blowing off a tree in the wind never to return.

The very last time that you saw Me before that kiss of betrayal supper had just ended and it was right before The Feast of Passover. By that time you had already allowed Satan to overtake your soul. You walked out as John was leaning on my bosom. I did not wash your feet because you had no part of Me. You were only concerned about being clean on the outside. How could you have not seen the love that I have for such a lost and dying world? After all; they are who I am here for now. They are who I will rise again for in three days. They are who I will come back for with the angels when My Father sends Me.

Instead of greeting Me with a holy kiss you used what My Father made for good and broke My greatest commandment. You not only betrayed Me but you betrayed the disciples with whom you spent so much valuable time breaking bread with. They loved you as well. They prayed for you and would have laid down their lives for you just as I am now laying My life down for all of those who choose to follow Me. Matthias will pick up where you left off in the ministry. When I call someone to do the Fathers' will I always make a way for it to come to pass. I will always raise up another willing vessel to be used for My glory.

Judas, I have to be going. There are others here who wish to betray Me. They are mocking Me now. They are saying and doing horrible things. Though it is not with a kiss it hurts just the same. I sure hope that My Father forgives them before it is to late. At one time the world did not have your bad example to use as a guide on how not to live. I know there will be some who will heed that warning. Unfortunately; there will be many more just like you. There are a few of My followers here. It is so good to know that they love Me enough to come and witness what is taking place. I can already picture some of their faces when they see Me standing before them in a few days. Especially when Thomas sees My scars! He will have no doubt that I am alive!
With all of My life’s blood,

To the reader: Do you remember when you were called? Do you remember that moment of truth where you made the most important decision with your heart for your soul? Since then do you find that you have been betraying Jesus? If you are betraying him or someone else (even if it is an enemy) the bottom line is that you are betraying the very one you say you are living for. Not only are we supposed to live for him we are supposed to die for him if it ever really comes down to it. Jesus said, if you love me you will keep my commandments. The first being to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength. The second being to love your neighbor as yourself. Jesus said, no greater love has no man than this that he lay down his life for his friends. That is what he did for you.

Are you walking in His truth? This is how you can know and shall assure your heart before Him. If your heart does not condemn you, you can have confidence towards God. And whatever you ask you receive from Him, because you keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment. He who does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk as he walked.

Are you worshiping Him? I do not mean with music. I mean with your lifestyle. You can worship Him all day with music but if you are not worshiping Him in the way that you live you are not worshiping. It is all just lip service. Romans 1:24-25 says, “Therefore God gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth for a lie, and worshiped the creature rather than the Creator.” Now it says here that the creature (who is Satan) can be worshiped. I do not literally and personally ever see me singing to Satan. What it is describing here is how they worship by the way they are living their lives. How do you live yours?

Are you glorifying God? Isaiah 43:7 says, “that those who have been called have been called for the glory of God.” 1st Corinthians 10:31 says, “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Now if you choose to follow Jesus - Matthew 5:16 says, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Those good works would be by faith in Jesus Christ. They will be because you believe that He died on the cross for your sins and that His shed blood was payment in full for those sins. Once you have confessed them and repented He forgets them as far as the east is from the west. If you remember them it is because Satan is trying to make you feel condemned and wants you to remember your past. Just remind him of his future in the bottomless pit.

Do not be so caught up with the cares of this world that you let them choke the life out of you. Friendship with the world is enmity with God! Do you want to be a true friend of God and fulfill the calling He has for your life? This is what a friend is and it was modeled for us by Abraham in Genesis 22:1-19. This example was also verified as well in James 2:14-24. Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourself; do what it says! Do not get caught up in the Judas mode and be turned away at the throne of judgment because the Lord told you he never knew you. You started the race well. Now is the time to endure till the end and finish it! Let God write your story by being the author and finisher of your faith.

Are you lukewarm? Do you think that you are in need of nothing? Do you not realize that without God Almighty as Lord of your life you are nothing and do nothing on your own? He is where your very breath comes from. The one Who is the great landscaper of the entire universe! Without Him to make you whole you are the very thing that he hopes you will be in the beatitudes which is blessed for seeing the spiritual condition you are in. 1st Corinthians 10:12 warns us about being careful not to think we stand firm because we could easily fall!

If you are in any of these categories He has not had you read this far for no reason. He is calling you to make a choice. The time is now to come as you are. It is because you see the condition of your heart and soul in desperate need of a major lifesaving, soul saving operation. There may not be a tomorrow. If you feel Him drawing you near. He wants you to ask Him into your heart and forgive you of your sins. He wants to forgive you of all the things you have done that do not glorify Him.

Now that you have asked Him to be Lord of your life He wants you to live every moment of your life to glorify and worship Him. That means to live your life giving Him praise in all circumstances and telling others about what he has done in your life. Revelation 12:11 says,”And they overcame Him by the blood of the Lamb (being Jesus) and the word of their testimony.” (which is telling and living by example the new life that He has created in you) You are now a disciple and what a disciple does is go out and tell every one they can about Jesus. By doing so you are snatching sinners out of the fire that you have just been snatched out of.

After Jesus had risen He appeared before the 11 disciples and took them to Galilee up into the mountain which He had appointed for them. He spoke to them saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” AMEN

Then in Acts 2:4 as the disciples began to witness about Jesus the church began to grow in number with 3,000 more disciples added the first day. This has been recorded as one of the many examples for how we are to live as we follow Christ. In that day and age so far on average every 1 out of 12 disciples fell away. That would mean that possibly 251 disciples fell away never to repent and turn from their ways. If you are a disciple; which category do you fit in?

Now a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will. Just remember that the Lord works in you and through you to will and to do of His good pleasure. You have to trust the Lord and ask Him for guidance as He leads you on this new journey.

As you walk this walk of faith remember to daily examine yourself as we are instructed to do in 1st Corinthians 13:5-6. Remember to study the scriptures to make you wise so that you can receive salvation through faith as we are instructed to do in 2nd Timothy 3:15.

May you have peace through a clear conscience as you seek first the Lord and His will with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength!

Judgment On America

Judgment on America

First of all I need to make something clear right from the get go. Any nation who goes up against Israel will be judged, period. With that said, in the past few months this great nation’s Godly heritage has been smeared through the blood of Christ more so during the Obamanation than any other presidency. Now to make things worse our nation’s leaders are pressing Israel to divide their land. Thing is, it is the land of God’s chosen people. It is the center point of the whole world. It holds the holy city Jerusalem and most important it is the very place where heaven will come down and we will have peace once and for all. Amen!

I am going to present you with three biblical facts as to why America and any other nation for that matter needs to befriend Israel and not seek to destroy or divide their freedoms. Bible facts; not Koran. In 2nd Kings 19:10; King Hezekiah prayed to God that Jerusalem would not be given over to the King of Assyria. 2nd Kings 19:35-37 tells us that in the middle of the night the people of Assyria were about to attack Hezekiah and his people. Before they were able to do so an angel of the Lord killed 185,000 Assyrians. When Hezekiah and his people awoke the next morning they knew Hezekiah’s prayer had been answered when they saw the dead corpses. If America does not assist in an attempted takeover directly, I still wonder, how much more the Lord would judge the nations who are accessories in warranting heinous crimes towards Israel’s humanity.

In Ezekiel 38 & 39; speaking of this day and age; Russia, Persia, Ethiopia, Libya and several others will devise a plan to attack the people of Israel for their worldly goods. Those armies will be destroyed by flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, brimstone and various other disasters.

Finally, in Revelation 20:7-10, Russia attempts to surround the holy city Jerusalem and the Lord strikes again. This time they will ultimately be cast into the lake of fire once and for all.

There are several more examples all throughout the Bible of how the Lord protects His people. But know this; those of us who have partaken of the gift of life which Jesus gave us by dying on the cross can be protected by this same holy and loving God. Romans 11:11 proclaims salvation for the Gentiles; having been grafted into the vine of Israel. We also received power from on high in Acts 10:45-48 and were allowed water baptism. We can rest in these promises and know the Lord will deliver us from the evil one.

In 1962 there was a ruling to take down public displays of The 10 Commandments. The 10 Commandments are God’s moral standard; given to us in Exodus Chapter 20 as a blueprint on how to conduct ourselves. Since the ruling was passed to disgrace this great nation we have seen an outrageous rise in statistics such as violent crime, abortion rates, divorce, suicide and various other disturbing acts of disobedience. These days just when we think we have seen or heard it all, some sin we have never heard of takes root and a new fad begins. The blind drag the blind even deeper into the pit of darkness as the domino effect of sin rages on. In removing His commandments we have become exceedingly and increasingly divided against ourselves with many religions pointing to many gods or no god at all. Matthew 12:25 says, “A house divided against itself will not stand.” I tend to believe the saying goes just as much for a nation.

I’m sorry; I have to use this old but true phrase. The Lord made Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve. Yes, I am now on the bandwagon of speaking out against homosexuality. The first fact about this topic can be found in the very first book of the Bible in Genesis Chapter 2. Just to set the record straight; I am not making fun of or judging the homosexual nor am I condemning you. John 3:18 says, “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

I am also not saying I am any better than the homosexual either. To sum it up; 1st Corinthians 6:9-11 says, “We were all unrighteous at one time and to not forget where we came from.” Every since Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden we were all born of the sinful nature; but once we accept the Lord as our way of salvation we must put off the former self and become new.

With that said; I have to list the most obvious scripture verse that speaks out against homosexuality. 1st Corinthians 6:9 says, “The homosexual will not inherit the Kingdom of God.” Know this homosexual; this does not mean Jesus loves you less or does not love you at all. But just as Adam and Eve you have a choice. They were thrown out of the Garden. They had the good life as we have never known and they blew it. You will never even get a taste of the best He has in store for you in heaven much less here on earth if you do not repent of your sin.

We have recently had a few states pass homosexual marriage laws and I feel it is only just the beginning. You can read about the following in the “Obama” section. Obama stated, “America is now the largest Muslim nation.” Well guess what! It will not be to long from now that we will also be able to applaud ourselves as being the largest homosexual nation when voicing our groundbreaking list of accomplishments!” Now would be a good time to pause and give our selfish egos a big group hug while the going is still good! I say, “while the going is still good” because those groundbreaking events will eventually lead to the earth shattering when the Lord God Almighty comes down and splits the Mount of Olives. He will strike the nations who dishonored Him with His sword and rule them with a rod of iron as we are told in Revelation 19:11-16.

Recently a school district in California has approved a mandatory homosexual curriculum for children as young as 5 on up to the 5th grade level – and parents will not be allowed to remove their children from the lessons. Read about it in the “Current Events” section. This degradation is just one more dishonorable act of ignorance in our nations biblically uneducated and immoral human rights advocates.

The following info can be viewed in the “Judgment on America” links. Last but not least I present to you how indebted we are to China. The United States owes the People’s Republic of China $739 billion dollars, which breaks down to each and every man, woman and child in America owing the Chinese government about $2,500. That is not even counting how much we are out in all the bailouts in previous months. Why could it not have been some little country like Nepal who does not have enough manpower to obliterate us to smithereens? No, we have to go and pick a giant who can cripple us enough that we could become a nation that is almost nonexistent. The Bible says in Romans 13:8 not to owe anything to anyone. I would think that applies just as much to a country as it does an individual. It is such an important issue that Jesus made it a point to speak parables of wisdom as a warning not to get caught up in such affairs. I know you have to understand how crazy people can get over money that is owed to them. Banks foreclose homes over it. Recently people have lost their jobs in record numbers. How much more crazy can a country become over such a debt? China is already coming to America and buying us out of properties which have been foreclosed on. Anyway, I am about to get into subjects that probably have to do with my upcoming Global Economic Crisis article. I must come to a close now.

I am sure all of this information I have presented to you is just the tip of the iceberg. If I sat down and thought about it long enough and hard enough I have no doubt I could come up with a lengthy list of many more of America’s shortcomings. The topic of impending judgment upon America is not something that I necessarily like to hear, think or talk about but I am not the one who makes the rules. The Lord Almighty is in charge of that. I am simply acting as the mouthpiece of a watchman; hoping that these words have spoken to your conscience in a way you will be forever changed for His glory. Amen! Amen and Amen!

Peace to you,